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Seventh Street, Looking West From John—Wrecked Grocery at Right
Damage to Houses and Prop
erty Even Greater Than
First Estimated
The financial damage resulting- from
the cyclone will figure up more than
at fust estimated, the loss being di
viiled between so many hundreds of
people that it is difficult to get at ex
act facts.
The loss on Arlington Hills and
along the course of the twister on its
way dowji town far exceeds, what was
at first estimated, and the .same is true
of other sections of the city where the
storm raged.
The exception is Dayton's Bluff,
where there were earlier reports of
serious losses. These reports were not
verified upon investigation, a canvass
of ihe territory showing that $15,000
will repair all the damage done, ex
cept replacing the fine shade trees
that were uprooted. Particulars.of the
losses gathered thus far are:
Every house on* Burr street from Mm-:
nehaha .street to Collins, .more • or less
injured, and besides the buildings . es
pecially enumerated the loss will be fully
$50,000. »---.• • --. -■■■ >•-»:-., :
Kneipp institute. 612 Lafayette, avenue.
bam iiii.vm army, imiifilng damaged ana
trees ruined. Loss, $2,200. '
.1. Deveny, 4'w! North street, roof blown
<>1T and furniture drenched and broken.
I.ass. $2,200
C. !■:. Marks. 165 North street, part of
roof blown off. windows wrecked and
furniture injured. Loss. $1,500.
K-itrhk Lynch and M. Fly, 467 North
street, roof blown off. and most of fur
niture ruined. Loss, $2,500.
Mrs. .M. Shields. 471 North, roof blown
«>ff and furniture made useless. Loss,
Women's Christian Home, North street,
bunding wrecked and twisted off the
foundation; furniture ruined. Loss,
C. F. Diether. 4SI North.street, roof off,
butyding shaken out of shape and furni
ture damaged. Loss. $2,200.
A number of other houses on North
street wore more or less injured, the
damage ranging from $100 to $500. The
total loss for the street in iine with
the storm amounts to about $20,000.
On all the streets between Bradley and
Lafayette there is more or less dam
age, some houses being merely turned
from their foundations, while others were
partially unroofed and the windows blown
in. Loss on all the side streets in es
timated at about $10,000.
Harry IJ.l J. Madden. 544 De Soto street.
house lifted from foundation and twisted
into splinters. Furniture almost totally
destroyed. Loss, $3,000.
Dr. Ball's automobile, caught by the
twister while standing at the corner of
North and De Soto and wrecked. Wheels
were twisted out of shape and the rubber
tires torn open. Loss, $600.
J. IT. Jfulsik. 553 De Soto street, roof
Mown off and furniture drenched. Loss,
Edward Peterson, 643 Burr street, roof
torn off. windows broken, building: moved
on foundation and furniture drenched.
Loss, $3,000.
A. Ahlquist, 659 Burr, street, part of
roof taken from building and furniture
drenched. Loss, $2,000.
Robert Loux, Burr and Fred streets,
porches torn .off, windows broken and
furniture soaked. Loss. $1,000.
A. lining. Payne avenue and York
Street, roof blown off, plate glass windows
blown In and building damaged by rain.
"Loss. $1,000.
Besides the large losses mentioned on
Payne avenue there was hardly a store
front on the west side of the street that
whs not more or less damaged, the loss
amounting in each case from $50 to $500
and in some cases more.
On Edgerton street. Burr street and
Bradley street, north of the railroad
tracks, there was considerable damage.
On Edgerton street the loss will amount
to $8,009. nearly all in small amounts;
on Bun street, to $10,000 and on Bradley
street to $6,000.
All billboards on Arlington hills and
along the route of the storm from Payne
avenue and Maryland street to Lafayette
park are blown down, and in many in
stances destroyed. Loss, $5,000.
Chicago. St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Omaha, collapse of round house, five en-
Bines and steam wrecker ruined. Wires
Mown down, trains on the tracks dam
aged. Loss, $30,000.
--"Roof blown from fire station. Payne
avenue and York street, and building
damaged. Loss, $2,001).
S. A. Carlson, Payne avenue and Sims
street, windows blown in on all sides and
stock drenched. Loss, $3,000.
St. Siegfried's Episcopal church. East
Eighth street, near Pine, almost com
pletely demolished. Loss, $6,000.
Schauer Bros., merchants, Payne ave
nue and Wells street, windows blown in
and stock drenched. Loss. $1,000.
Three-fourths of the trees in Lafay
ette park wrecked. Loss cannot be com
puti '1. ■-..-.
Matthew Donovan, Whitall and Bradley
street;?, roof blown from residence and
furniture ruined. Loss. $1,500.
N. Is O. Hage, barn blown away from
York snd Edgerton streets, horse killed.
Los--.. *.>OO. ! '
Patrick Dugan. 661 Burr street, roof
blown from residence, furniture wrecked
and ruined by water. Loss, $1,000.
T. C. Bruggeman, 499 Minnehaha,
house wrecked and furniture ruined. Loss,
500. - ■
James Williams, C 57 Burr street, house
wrecked and., furniture ■ damaged by wa
ter. Loss. $2,000. •...-.
.House at Cl 2 Lafayette avenue wrecked
owner - unknown. Loss, $1,500.
Not one of the fifty buildings being
const! .along the line of the storm
escaped without injury. Many of the
structures were twisted ; about on the
foundations and the timbers loosened. In
most cases the loss will fall on the con
tractors, who have not yet turned over
the structures to the owners of the prop
erty. A new building on Whitall. near
BdETorton/: was shattered and damaged
t»oo. Contractors who are Interested: es-
timate that the loss from this source
will uranuiit to $15,000.
Steeple of the Arlington hills Pres
byterian church. Jenks and Edgerton
streets, blown off and wrecked in the
street. Loss. $Lsof».
Windows broken in the German res
taurant. 26S East Seventh.
J. D. Meyer's saloon. 274 Kast Seventh,
windows 'broken; Loss. $25.
Three story building-. Seventh and Rosa
1-el. roof broken by part of roof from
Schurmeier building. Loss, $300.
Sandeir.s liquor store, Seventh and
Rosabel, stock destroyed, windows broken.
Loss, $1,000.
L. F. Neinauber. coal and wood office,
253 East Seventh, front blown in. Loss,
Levy & Hauser, Seventh and Rosabel,
roof blown off. stock damaged. Loss,
A. Jaeke's bakery. 285 East Seventh,
front windows blown in. fixtures and
stock damaged. Loss. $250.
Krumeck Bros.' barber shop. 289 East
Seventh, front blown in, fixtures dam
aged. Loss. $300.
Simon's liquor store, Seventh and Broad
way, front blown" in. Loss, $1,000.
Andrew Schoch. grocery, Seventh and
Broadway, front blown in. Loss. $2,000.
Maya 11 building. Seventh and Pine,
southwest eeimer; rear wall blown in
near top and roof blown off. Loss,
Knauff block, Seventh and Pine, north
west corner, roof lifted, real' wall dam
aped. Loss. $8,000.
' Hoffman block. Seventh and Pine,
northeast corner, roof brolien, windows
shattered. Loss, rSS.OOO.
Hale block. Seventh, near Pine, all glass
out. Loss, $800.
Row of two^story buildings, northeast
comer ■-'Seventh and .Olive, windows and
frames shattered, cornice blown off, roofs
injured. Loss, $1,000.
Gust Peterson's saloon. Seventh and
Locust,- side blown- mv Loss, $300.
J. A.. .Johnson's-.-saloon,, Seventh .and
John, plate glass broken. Loss, S2f>.
Wickeisham block. Seventh and Neill,
iiortlvwest corner, cornice torn off, win
dows broken. Loss. $800.. . . .
:fiess block. 449 East Seventh, roof off,
windows broken. Loss, $1,000.
Mm L\ Ijloch, Seventh him! WllUus, back
wall shattered, windows broken. Loss,
S. J. Peterson's monument store. 377
East side .wajl torn off. Loss,
J. Rosenfeld's coal and wood office. 488
East Seventh street, front blown oat, roof
taken off. Loss; $200.
Burlington house. Seventh and Kittson
streets, conducted by Henry Poppenberg,
front wall on the second story torn off,
leaving the furniture and inmates undis
turbed. Loss, $500.'
A feed warehouse at the old market
sheds was torn to pieces by the gale. The
loss will- not exceed $25.
The Roach candy factory. 264 Sixth
street, was damaged by water entering
through broken window?. The windows
along the front -and rear of the building
were broken. Loss, $I,OUO.
Qlobe hotel. Sixth, near Wacouta, win
dows broken. Loss. $50.
Menk ißrest) Sixth and Wacouta. win
dows smashed, stock damaged. Loss, $500.
Tierney Bios. & Scheffer. Sixth, near
Wacouta. Windows "broken, stock damaged.
Loss, $300.
Konantz Saddlery company. Sixth and
Wa-couta. roof.. torn off, stock damaged
about $8,000, factory crippled, but will
be in running order Tuesday morning.
Loss to building, ow.ued by P. T. Jackson,
Noyes Bros. & Cutler, Sixth and Sib
ley, wholesale drugs, cornice and roof
damaged, windows broken, stock damaged
by water. Loss estimated on stock, $15,
--000; building. $5,000.
Davis Heating and Plumbing company,
187 Sixth, windows smashed. Loss, $25.
St. Paul Gas company, Sixth and Jack
son, windows broken. Loss. $25.
Alfred J. Krank, 142 Sixth, window
smashed. Loss, $25.
Adams Express office, 134 Sixth, plate
glass broken. Loss, $25.
Bullard Bros., 95 Sixth, and Henry
Wedelsteadt, 93 Sixth, -windows broken.
Loss. $25.
J. A. Kramer! Metropolitan bufiet. awn
ing blown away. Loss. $15.
George Benz. Sixth and Minnesota,
three plate glass windows broken. Loss,
Smith & Farwell. Sixth and Minnesota,
roof damaged, stock injured with wa
ter and windows broken.
.- Tl'he damage on Sixth street was mostly
near Sibley, which seems to have been the
turning point of the storm, as It swerved
and took a northwesterly direction.
Ventilator torn off. library building, Sev
enth and -VY-.ibaßha, and hurled to street
William Andres' saloon. Ninth and St.
Peter streets, plate^lass window blown in.
Billboard fencing down. Sixth and
Franklin, Ninth, near St. Peter, Cedar and
Fifth, University, opposite new capitol.
Building-, Third and Wabasrha, formerly
occupied by Brown & lligelow, large win
dows broken.
DoUsou's Transfer Co., Third and Wa
basha. windows broken.
N. AY. Produce company. 5 East Third,
windows broken.
No. 62 East- Third street, occupied by
the St. Paul Tile and Mantle company,
heavy stones blown off roof into street.
Old MamiheJmer building at Third and
Minnesota, all Windows broken.
Several large windows in the store of
Kennedy Brosi, spoiling goods, broken
and goods damaged to the extent of
H. G. Neal. 131 East Third, windows
broken and stock damaged amounting to
about $200.
Windows broken in the store of 11. S.
Judson. 162 East 'fkird.
Vacant building at Fourth, and Wa
couta, part of roof blown off.
Finch. Young & McConville, part of
roof blown off, all windows broken. Dam
age to stock and office atone is estimated
at about $10,000.
Mr. Summers, of. G. S-wrnners & Co..
estimated his loss at 10 per cent of his
stock, which is covered toy insurance.
Roof demolished and goods damaged by
Lindeke. Warner & Sons, stock dam
aged by water coming-in- the broken win
dows. 'Loss about $5,00».
Mr Ilabighorst save the damage done
to his building OB Seventh and Wa
couta. amounts to $1,000.
Windows broken in the store of lan
pher, Skinner & Co. _
Large windows were 'broken in t.ie
'Scheffer & Hossum and Greve buildings.
The ro'if of the Davidson block was
completely taken off- and blown onto the
Urevc building. _
Windows are broken In the exrst Na
tional bank, Pioneer Press and Globe
The resilience of Sergeant J. J. Daly, of
the Rondo station, 1395 Thomas street.
was wrecked by the wind. All the build
injr with the exception of one room was
carried away. Mrs. Daly and the childveu
were bruised, but otherwise uninjured.
THE^T.-PAUI^GLep«. MG^^;^l|GfST --22. 1904
The residence of John F. Kelley. S2l
Fail-mount avenue, was damaged to' the'
extent of $1,000 and is covered by in
Lexington ba}l park, entfte fence blown
down, with exception of about fifty feet
near entrjEiUce; grand stand slightly dam
Muckle carriage factory, top of the
building blown off and storage room where
the carriages are'kept, demolished.
M. A. Moffat, -1153 Seminary street,
residence entirely destroyed.
building next door, owned by Mrs.
Ffforworth, of Portland, Or., blow.n down.
New house on Marshall avenue, 'in
Merriam Park, owned by A. .Schugar,
blown down; house was valued at $5,000
and was almost completed.
J. N. Bell, a real estate man in Mer
riam Park, reports the chimneys on six
of his houses blown off.
Northwestern elevator at. Midway, five
stories blown off and large stock of flax
in building spoiled.
A small elevator adjoining blown over
and a total wreck. ,_, *jl t
Jacobson. boot and-shoe store oh Uni-'
versity avenue, at Midway, entire front
blown in and -b.uilding.moved four inches.
John Aaron, blacksmith shop."at Mid
way, roof blown off and front of building
Lemke. florist, at University and Far
rington avenues, greenhouses damaged by
broken glass.
St. Anthony- Park ; ....-..,.
Fred Genge's furniture store.rooms, col
lapsed. • . m . •
Union Manufacturing Co.. In,
course of reconstruction after a fire, dam
aged; back wall torn down. „ , .£-.-.
Fiesler's drug store, -windows broken.
C. W. Chase's residence damaged, ijart
of roof blown off. ' :
William Bruce; 1305 Thomas street,
house demolished.
Buildings at Minnetonka Are
Blown Down
There was an exciting ten minutes
at Lake Minnetonka on Saturday
night. The north shore was visited
by the same storm which
great destruction in St. Paul and Min
neapolis. The south shore escaped un
The lake was churned into a foam,
and the stately trees along the sfrore
were upset, but there was little dam
age done to buildings and other per
manent structures other than the shift
ing of some frail cottages from their
foundations and the blowing down of
some windmills.
Sailboats were turned bottom up
ward and boathouses were put out of
commission. .^-..-.-■;
At the Lafayette club the big water
tank situated between the servants'
quarters and the barn in which there
were a number of valuable horses, yeas
carried away. It just missed the barn
and the horses were uninjured, al
though the storm took a portion, ot
the roof off the structure, as it did that
of the kitchen of the club house.
The wind lifted the roof of the ..auto-,
mobile shed and scattered it over the
lawn, but the gasoline buggies stored
within suffered no damage.
There came near being a catastrophe
at the residence of a Mr. Pinkney at
Minnetonka Beach. The wind .sepa
rated the kitchen from the main part
of the house and overturned a lighted
lamp in the room. A fire was started,
but Mrs. Pinknej- rushed into the room
with a quantity of blankets and pil
lows and. extinguished the fire de
spite the efforts of her husband to
compel her to seek a safer place. The
house rested upon a foundation of
posts. These shut up like a jack-knife
and the structure is some inches lower
than it was before the storm.
On the Crystal bay shore the cot
tage of a Mr, Rockwell was washed
from its foundations and into the road,
but no one was injured.
At Spring Park the Great Northern
railroad station was damaged to a
considerable extent and the roof of a
portion of the Hotel Del Otero was
removed and the interior of the struct
ure flooded by the rain.
The Great Northern train which left
Minneapolis at 10 p. m. Saturday night
arrived at Lake Minnetonka at 4 a. m.
Crops have been razed to the ground
and the damage to the farmers is
Four Buildings May Not Be Ready for
Opening of Term
Four public school buildings are
known to he badly damaged, and it
is thought that it will take fully $50,
--000 to make-repairs.
The buildings to which the cyclone
did the most damage were the Lin
coln, the Jefferson, the Van Buren and
the Washington, and it is not thought
that it will be possible to complete the
repairs in any instance in time to open
the schools on Sept. 6.
George N. Gerlach, the superinten
dent of*the school buildings, yesterday
made an inspection of the partially
wrecked buildings, and declared after
wards that he found them in much
worse shape than he expected. Several
other school buildings were found to
he slightly damaged, but the Cleveland
high, said to have been badly dam
aged, was found to have had only a
few windows broken.
Devout Custom of Sifters Saves'
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-:,", « tives of Many Lijttle :." M>
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The devout custom of ; assembling the!
chiidren'^for prayer .^ during- violent
«*«rais:,js^<f}ioiig-ht to have saved, the i
lives of-. teft- -little girls- Saturday night i
fn* the '"•'pi*t',=ei-\atioii- department"- of ••■
*h«.-;Ho4U!» T)i! the Good Shepherd, Blair I
and Victoria streets, where a child I an"d'" i
c," Svomati ;-were inji'ued and one cJaild" I
was. killed.% ■'.'. .^\y-: .^-,;- ■'■..,-;/';■, ■:• X
•.;-Sister- Olive, in charg-eof the-protec- [
tory. KM seVeniy-seven girlsto watoh [
'oies^Saturday.-night. ■'She,. was assist- j '
ed by'an old employe named Elizabeth i
and Kt:D\'o of -"penitents," -or worn-' i ;
en belonging- to the main refo,rnratory { ;
"deßartment. -, :. ■■ .'- ;',' l.""" '>k^. { "»" v'" '• ; ■
"Although, the children retired, as !
.usuaji, ._ at 8:30 .. o'clock, they: gathered j
in the main dormitory: when the. storm', j
grew Solent. rx-:-. ■■•/••;.•'•'. ;;;„,. . j ' ;. -'; -.-V-s-
Here, in i ;tlfe^.; J-night .'robes, they!
knelt and r^e^iedv'the "invoca'tioris of j
Sister Olive' \ '£& they knelt they heard-,
.a, special cr^sh iabove the roar of _ the
wind, but U>eir ?. own room ■ was un
harmed, and.tfhejr continued their pray
ers. '. ..-
These were interrupted when a sister
entered who had, been sent over by the
mother provincial to call the children
to the main building. Sister Olire told
them they were to go across through
the "cloister passage" without waiting
to dress.
Children Led to Safety
The uproar of the storm had scarcely
begun to lessen, the rain was driving
in through broken windows upon the
shivering- girls,, t the lights had been ex
tinguished f>y order of the mother's
messenger, who carried a lantern. But
the children femained almost as self
possessed as the sisters at their head.
Two by two, following the lantern, the
bare footed girls marched across the w«t
floor.. -.
After the mother provincial had wel
comed them, she counted the brown
and black and golden heads. Seventy
fiVe in all, she found, and -there should
haye. been seventy-seven.
Besides the two children. Sistef Olive
•had missed Elizabeth, the old, servant.
She had been directed, while'the chil
dren-^«-^re at prayers in the ; big dor
jmitory, to go down to the ground floor
of the two-story bric-k laundry build
ing adjoining the protectory on the
south.: She was to turn out the gas
there and extinguish tne little lamps
. burning ton-bracket altars: ■'
The" >niother> provincial:-and several
.sisters now -hastening through the
cloister, heard cries from ttie laundry
as; at tiroes, the wind lessened. Aided
by; their ;tanteri:s "and the lightning
flashes the -party found the laundry
dopr near the foot of the stairs down
which the children had come from the
second floor.
Men to the Rescue
Already Pat McCarty, the gardener.
and Charles Carlson, the stableman,
had arrived from the stable, some dis
tance west of- the other buildings. On
leaving the stables the men had be"en
caught by the wind and rolled over
across the lawn. But they roll
ed in the right direction, escaped
serious hurt, and were ready to jump
.up, and enter the laundry. They se
cured a saw, parted the beam, and
released old Elizabeth, whose head was
As the mother and sistei-s were gath
ered, about fchejr favorite 'servant—she
has spent thirty-three years at the
horne —they {heard a thin voice from
the next room -aa the souttof-end of th«
protectory. ~TMs room, on the ground
floor,, is. just -beneath the small 'dormi
tory. - „.- •
"Hello. Pat!"-cried the thin voice.
"I'm in here, < Pat. Oh, Pat, dear Pat,
come and get: me, won't you!"
"Why, it'sv'Blanche!" exclaimed the
mother, who knows the voices of all her
charges, and large. And Blanche,
six years old, wets not crying or even
sobbing. , tl
"I'm in here," she continued, tran
quilly, though Shrilly, "in the little
-dorm'try, you know, up near the
And when they got "in there" with
their lanterns they did find Blanche.
She was still in her own iron cot and
the wall was crowding right over
As they helped Blanche crawl out
from under the building wail the in
vestigators could see above her a wide
hole in the floor of the small dormitory
and as wide a hole in the roof above.
Through the roof the lessening glows
Of electricity outlined the jagged base
of the big chimney that had risen over
the southwest corner of the Laundry.
It was this tall chimney that had fallen
in upon the small dormitory and plung
ed down through two floors to the base
ment, filling half the adjacent laun
Blanche's face was bleeding, al
though she was calm and communica
tive. She said she had got sleepy at
prayers and had gone back to_ bed. She
was fast asleep when there was a bi£
noise and she woke up in the dark.
She put her hand out and felt the waJl
almost on top of her. After a while
she heard Pat's voice, ami. she just
asked him to ftome and take her out.
Yet when Blanche had been found
one of the two heads had not been
"Yes, Viola "was near me," Blanche
said. "She got tired when I did and
went to bed, too. No, I hiiven't heard
her say anything. Where is she?"
Search for Viola
"Then I knew, v said the mother yes
terday, "that it was one of my golden
heads, one of my sweetest, prettiest
-.pets.-But "she--war, a dear sleepy head,
too, and she would often go to sleep at
Nothing could be seen of Viola in the
packing room', or of her cot. But in the
basement below a strand of yellow h.air
among a pile of brrcks and bod cloth
ing led the searchers to the child's
blood-stained -body. She had been
crushed, and had died quickly, ric
doubt, in her sleep.
Coroner Miller, who made inquiries
yesterday morning, said that as a
manifest accident, the death of the
child would not demand an inquest.
She would be' buried as soon as rela
tives could be summoned.
Her name, according to the coroner,
was Viola Robinson. She was twelve
years old. She was born in Florida.
Left an orphan five years ago, her par
ents, since then, had been the sisters.
Old Elizabeth, the injured servant,
was taken to St. Joseph's hospital. It
was said there yesterday that her in
juries were confined to a scalp wound
and bruises. She had suffered chiefly
from shock, but would recover.
The small maid who found herself
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"up near the wall," was so sound
asleep yesterday afternoon in a fine,
sunny room at the home, that even
the mother provincial could only make
her smile in her dream.«. Blanche had
suffered more or less, they said, from
the deep .scratches on her face, and
had staid awake all night after she was
found. No sign of internal injuries
had been noticed.
Experience of the Sisters
At the home proper the most alarm
ing- experience Saturday night was that
of the sisters who were sleeping on the
west side of the third story. On this
side two chimneys of ordinary size
fell upon the roof with alarming cljit
tei". and several windows were burst
in by the wild gusts from the south
.west. Trying to place something .in
front of a broken window, one of the
sisters was almost caught by a minia
ture tornado that invaded the window
and fairly bent the rods of an iron bed
stead close beside her. She persevered,
however, and closed that window with
a Foil of bedding.
The rattle of the breaking chimneys
and ■ the simultaneous ripping of tin
from the roof combined to persuade
the 230 occupants of the building that
the big cupola had fallen. So the 150
"penitents" and the 42 Magdalens, a
religious order distinct from the nuns
of the Good Shepherd, were summoned
' with the sisters to the lower floors.
Lights were ordered out to avoid dan
ger from fire. But despite natural ex
citement no confusion arose and no
one endeavored to leave the room she
was assigned to.
•(Comparatively little damage was
done to the three-story main building,
although, situated upon the top of a
notable eminence, it was exposed to the
full violence of the wind. Dozens of
window panes were shattered, part of
the tin roofing was torn off, some chim
neys were overturned. But the big
dome upholding its golden cross, re
mains unharmed. Inside the structure
an indefinite loss has resulted from the
invasion of water through the broken
roof and windows.
Grounds Escape Damage
But for the tall laundry chimney
no important damage would have been
wrought elsewhere about the grounds.
Half of this chimney has fallen, the
ceiling and floors of the small dormi
tory and the packing room have been
destroyed in the protectory building.
The two-story brick laundry adjoining
is in still worse plight. The north wall
of the laundry is ready to fall, half of
•the main floor and much of the wash
ing machinery are wrecked. As the
chief occupation of the "penitents"
and the principal source of revenue for
the home was provided by the laundry
the pecuniary loss of the institution
will be increased daily until the laun
dry is rebuilt.
The children will be kept in the
home to the great inconvenience of the
sisters while repairs are progressing at
the "'preservation department," or pro
Stable Is Moved
At the west end of the grounds the
frame stable was leaning eastward
yesterday like an unpretentious tower
of Pisa. "It would have rolled after
us last night," observed Pat, the gar
dener, "if the big stock of hay in the
loft hadn't kept things steady."
East of the stable the two laundry
wagons lay upon their sides. Many of
the most attractive trees, especially in
the cool, secluded "garden of the liag
dalens," sustained no damage of con
sequence. Yet a few. fine trees east of
the main building, in the south yard,
were either riven and severed or drag
ged out root and branch.
The greater part of the plank and
wire fences about the ten acres sur
rounding the home were broken or
blown over, so that dozens of sensation
seekers were able to find their way yes
terday to every part of the grounds
heretofore sacred to a cloistered order.
West Side Is Fortunate
Investigation of conditions on the
West side yesterday failed to disclose
•any more serious damage than was
reported in the last edition of Th c
Globe of Sunday.
The damage to the Bruggemanr.
block on South Wabasha will amount
to $1,000, with fully as large a loss to
the upholstery stock of L. F. Lear
man and the drug stock of John Gle
wee, in the building. Several families
living in the upper stories of the block
suffered heavy damage to household
goods by the water which flooded the
building when the roof was torn from
the block.
A number of houses on Joy avenue,
well towards the yards of the St. Paul
Brick company, on the West side, were
more or less wrecked by the storm.
Tony Hable, Michael Fredel, Joseph
Kick and Joseph Staedler all had dam
age done their residences. Porches
were torn off, kitchens blown down,
and in two or three instances the
houses were moved from their foun
dations. The sheds in the brickyards
all lost their roofs.
Concert at Snelling Tonight
The Twenty-first Infantry band will
play the following concert programme at
Fort Snelling this evening:
March—"Dragoon's Call" Eilenberg
Overture —'"Morning, Noon and Night
ir. Vienna" Suppe
(a) Morceau, "Vision" Yon" Blon
(b) Berceuse, from "Jocelyn" Godard
Cornet Solo — 'Shepherd's Morning
Song" Suppe
(Principal Musician Klein.)
Selection—"Cavalleria Rusticana
Fantasia Polka —"Golden Robin," Bousuuet
Overture—"William Tell" Rossini
Wreck of the Omaha Roundhouse, East St. Paul
REACH $300,000
Street After Street In the
Payne Avenue District Is
A loss of about $300,000 was sus
tained on the East side, including the
First and Second wards and part of
the Ninth ward, as a result of the cy
clone that swept down on the city Sat
urday evening, and about thirty per
sons were .more or.less injured.
It was not; realized that the damage
done was so great until the storm
had subsided and time had been taken
to vie.w the wrecks and make estimates
of the sum that would be taken to re
place the loss. The amount is consid
ered conservative. In addition it is
probable that two lives will be lost
and several other persons ■ who are
badly injured will carry s.cars for life.
The tra,ck ef the storm is as clearly
marked, as a roadway. It struck Ar
lington hills in all its fury at about
Jenks street and Walsh avenue, in
creased in fury until it reached the
railroad ravine occupied by the Omaha
and Great Northern, and then swept
down between the hills on either side
with such great force that life and
property in.its path were in danger.
On the east side of the ravine the
twister had effect for some ten blocks,
but on the. west there was little dam
age done. Windows were blown in and
buildings damaged as far away as
Payne avenue and Cook street on the
north, the storm apparently sweeping
in all its force to the Bradley street
hill, then returning to join the main
current and assist in the destruction
of the Omaha roundhouse, in the ra
vine, but a short distance west of the
Payne avenue bridge.
Cyclone Takes Two Paths
Taking to the low lands the twister
continued on its way to Minnehaha and
Burr streets, where it to all appear
ances separated. One wing struck off
down Burr street with .Increased fury,
wrecking whatever it came in contact
with. Not a tree,, except one or two
small ones recently planted in the
three blocks from Minnehaha to Col
lins streets, was uninjured, and con
trary to the showing made in some
sections of the city the fact that the
trees all fell towards the northwest
proved that the strongest wind at thij
point came from the southeast. Not
one house escaped serious damage,
while fully half of the dwellings on the
west side of the street were practically
But a short distance from Burr
street, on Collins street, stands the
Lincoln school, an old building. The
roof of the entire west side of the
structure was lifted from its place and,
being lifted high in the air. was pound
ed into splinters. The west wall of
the building- was crushed in and about
four feet of the wall torn off and the
bricks piled at the base of the build
The damage done will amount to
Sir..ooo, while the injury to furniture
and household goods will foot up to
Shade trees that had stood for cen
turies and had been carefully culti
vated since this section of the city
was settled, were uprooted by the
score, and were piled in great masses
across the street. As if to bring to
gether companions of years great
shade trees on the east side of the
streets were picked up by the roots,
hurled against others on the west side,
and together they were piled in a
Down Collins Street
Pursuing its course the storm went
down Collins street, damaged eighteen
houses valued at $200 each, reached
the hill where Lafayette avenue be
gins, and changing its course swept
along- Lafayette avenue, laying low
hundreds qf flue shade trees and doing
damage of at least $60,000 before it
reached liafayette park. Here the fury
of the stoxap king burst forth in real
earnest, practically all f$ the trees In
the park of historic value being torn up
by the roots or broken off at appar
ently the strongest point. The park is
a ruin. Continuing its pathway. Lo
cust street and two or three streets on
each side, continued to suffer, roofs be
ing damaged and shade trjeeg rained.
It was a peculiar sight during the
clay to witness the efforts of the prop
erty owners and householders to clear
away the debris. Axes never made to
fell a tree, bnt v;irber to .perform the
one duty of assisting in splitting wood,
were brought forth by the scores. The
young men and the old. men wielded
them with great force but without
much effect. The click, flick of the
axes could be heard at all times, while
in numerous ir.stani es the louder noise
made by the nail-driving hammer
could be distinguished. An effort was
made by hundreds of the sufferers to
repair the rents in the roofs before an
other rain fell. Some cf the more am
bitious attempted to reshingle the
missing portion of the roofs. More
than a hundred men were so employed,
beginning at Lafayette avenue and
Tenth street and ending with Payne
avenue and Minnehaha street, along
which street about half of the damage
to the territory was done.
Omaha's Loss Great
The loss of the Omaha railroad as a
result of the storm has heretofore been
greatly underestimated. The prelim
inary work done yesterday in uncov
ering the five engines and great steam
wrecker, showed that the machinery is
seriously broken. The loss on the
roundhouse itself will amount to $10,
--000, while the injury done to the en
gines and other machinery will not be
less than $20,000. A number of the en
gines that were out in the storm have
been pulled to the shops for repairs,
it being found that the cyclone had
such effect on the machinery that it
cannot be used until it has been gone
over carefully. Measurements made
of the tracks showed yesterday that
in some places the rails ' had* been
twisted out of place, making it danger
ous to maintain high speed before re
pairs are made.
The twister played many pranks;
darting in here and there, picking out
a house, destroying it and leaving the
other dwellings near it unharmed. An
instance of this kind was noted in the
complete destruction of the residence
of Harry P. Madden. 544 Do Soto
street, and in connection with the re
markable escape of Mrs. Madden and
her child.
Mr. Madden was away from home
when the storm came' up, and just pre- '
vious to the arrival of the cyclone Mr*.'
Madden, becoming frightened, took her
child and went to the residence of -a"
neighbor, where she would have com
pany. From the window of this dwel
ling she saw her home lifted from the
foundation and thrown into the street.
The twisting of the wind crumbled the
timbers and scattered much of the fur-'
niture. But little was saved from the
wreck. Other dwellings near ,by were
but slightly damaged, although all of'
the buildings in the neighborhood suf
fered to some extent.
John Rogan, living at York and
Kdgerton, wanted to look at the storm
through the windows. The wind pick
ed up a sheet of water and hurled it
against the window with such force
that the gliiss was shattered into
small bits and the panes broken.
Young Rogan was cut in innumerable
places and it will be some time be
fore he will be able to be about.
The Omaha railroad yards were yes
terday cleared sufficiently to allow of
the switching of trains, and work was
begun on removing the debris from the
wrecked roundhouse. It will take some
time to rebuild the structure.
James Dougherty's Experience
James Dougherty, employe of the
Omaha, who was blown from the top
of a freight car and supported himself
by catching onto the walk of the
Payne avenue bridge, had a remark
able experience.
"Thousands of times I have gone un
der the bridge without thought of fear
and was feeling the fame way at about
8:40 Saturday evening," said Mr.
Dougherty, "when I was suddenly pick
ed from the top of the car. I felt some
thing touch my hands and held on as
hard as it was possible. Swaying from
side to side, I looked to tin- ground be
low. Some thirty feet away there- was
a place to land, but the tracks and the
rocks did not look comfortable, and I
held on. There was another gust of
wind, along with which came a sound
as though a thousand cannons had
been exploded. My hold was strong
and my determination lasting. but
somehow and by an Invisible force I
felt my grip loosen. What happened to
me I cannot tell and will never lie. able
to understand. But after what seemed
to be hours, and was doubtless seconds.
I felt a sudden and powerful jolt, and
opened my eyes to find myself resting
against the stone abutment of the
bridge. Not being badly hurt. 1 picked
myself up and went over to the depot
to* iind out what had occurred to th«
other boys. Many of them had gone
through wonderful experiences, but
luckily none had been badly injured."
Bolt Stuns All Within, but Head of
Family Saves Them
Lightning struck the home of James
Birdeau 253 State street, Saturday
night, going through the roof and
cracking the chimney.
Birdeau, his wife and four children
and J. Lacy Young and his wife, vis
itors, were in the house at the time
the crash came. Mrs. Young was ren
dered unconscious and the rest of the
inmates momentarily stunned. The
lightning set fire to the house. Bir
deau recovered sufficiently to get the
others out.
harles Henry, a traveling man liv
ing at the Merchants hotel, had hi*
right hand severely burned yesterday .
by a live wire which he was attempt
ing to wind up at Third and Jack»«i

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