Newspaper Page Text
Kinsman, Oliio, Overwhelmed With Disaster Resulting From a Ter rific Storm. Many Buildings Swept Away and Six People Drowned in the Flooil, Wayoming Indians in Mexico \ttack the Cities of Naojon and San Ignacio. A cloudburst at Kinsman, a small village twelve miles northwest of Nilts. Ohio, on thePymatenningriver has resulted in a Hood which has caused the death of at least six per sons and the destruction of a vast amount of peopc-rty and stock. The first information of the catastrophe was received by a messenger who ar rived at Niles on the 26th inst. He stated that a waterspout or cloud burst over that section about 6 o'clock in the morning, and that the loss of life and damage to crops, drowning ot stock and destruction to buildings is appalling. A number of physicians lrom Niles went to the scene. The water fell in torrents trom 4 o'clock till a few minutes after 6. The small river ovei Mowed its banns aud poured its volume of water over a fer tile and well-farmed country. A large dam about two miles above the village broke and a wall of water r° 'iown the river's bed. No one ined, as all thought themselves -.e. It was upon them in an in ant. The river was over a mile wide and covered the bottoms. J. B. Robbins' house, a Email one story structure, was located on the bank of the river. He and his wile and two children were eating breakfast. All at once they noticed the volume of water aproach ingand started to (lee, hut were carried down and drowned. K. Stewart and son were at their barn, which was some rods away from the hou?e. It was carried away and both were drowned. The house withstood the torrent and the wife observed the de struction and death. J. B. Cambtll and wife were carried down with the rush. They lodged on the abuments of a bridge and were rescued. The bodies ot the six who have perished have been recovered. All were found in a large pile of drift wood Mr. D. D. Anthony wire3 the gover nor of Illinois from Waterloo as fol lows: "About 50,000 acres of good land were overflowed. Of this 35,000 acres were in wheat, 4,000 acres in corn and 4,000 acres in potatoes, oats, etc. Nine-tenths of this laud was occupied by about 550 families, tenants, two-thirds of whom are des titute. Unless assistance is sent great suffering will ensue. A petition lully setting forth the necessities will be for warded you at once by representative men of the county." A report from P. H. McKaven, of Wheatland, Alexander couuty, says that there isalaige number ot desti tute people in that county near Cairo. Another Disastrous Crevasse. The latest crevasse occurred at Craig's Landing, Ark., and threatens the line ot the Vicksburg, S'nreveport &"Pacific railroad, as well as the fer tile region known as the Tensas basin. It will also overflow considerable por tions of the river parishes ot East Car roll, Madison. Tensas and probably Concordia. Tbe overflow at this sea son means bankruptcy for the plant ers and starvation lor the laborers and tenants. Tl*e latest reports say it is already 150 feet wide and 8 fc-et deep. It is not cutting fast, but there is no hope of closing it at this stage of the water. The levees are being guarded by arm ed men. There is no reason to fear they may be cut by interested persons. This morning at Gunniton, Miss., above Greenville, an unknown white man who bad crossed over from Ar kansas and was attempting to dyna mite a levee, was shot dead by the guards. At night anyone desiring to land on the levee must give warning to avoid being shot. Their Ship Blew Up. The crew of the ship St. CharleB, which was blown UD at seaoff the Ore gon coast on the 17th inst., arrived at San Francisco a few day ago on the steamer Willamettee Valley. The St. CQarles left Naniamo with a cargo of coal, May 16, for 8an Francisco. On tbe morning of the 17th, the second mate, Mike Flynn, and Charles Lien berg, a sailor, went to the fore hatch to get some potatoes, taking with them the ship's lantern. Louis 'Stranaberg, a sailor, saw the mate pass the lantern. Lenberg was reach ing through a hole in tbe forepart of the ship, and was about to crawl through when the explosion occurred, and Flynn was lilted bodily in tbe air. He fell at Strandber's feet with a groat hole in his scalp and his legs burned to a scrip. Lenberg was thrown back against the ladder, and was terribly cut and burned. (Strand berg's beard was singed by the flames which shot from the hole. Ned Kiley, the sailor who was on deck at the time, states that, when the explo sion occurred, ropes, hawsers and the main batch cover were hurled lrom the deck by force, and the deck open ed wide from the after part of the house to the stern. The ship was gen erally demolished. Tde rigging was on fire and the pumps would not work Capt. Chapman was found pinned to the floor in his cabin under overturn ed furniture and broken timber. The captain's spine was broken, and he was in great agony. Men extricated him with great difficulty, and made haste to get into boats, as the vessel was sinking. There were nineteen men divided between three small boats. When last seen the vessel's mainsail was afire and the ship was founder ing. The boats were 200 miles from land without a compp.ss. They suc ceeded in making Cape Foul Weather safely, and tnere Capt. Chapman died. Lenberg and tbe second mate, Flynn, were taken to Newport, Ore., by the survivors. Flynn is expected to die. Reds Sacked the Town. A telegram from Guaymas, Tex., says that on the 15th ult. 200 Mayo Indians rose in rebellion, attacked the towns of Naojoa and San Ignacio, on the Mayo river district, Alamas. They marched against the town of San Pedro but failed to attack. The mayor of Naojoa was killed and the principal places of business sack ed. At San Ignacio the chief of police and bis brother were killed and sever al inhabitants severely wounded. The inhaditaut8 of the town rallied, repulsing the Indians, killing fourteen. Gov. Torres was notified immediate ly and state troops sent, in conjunc tion with t'c-deral soldiers, to pursue the bostiles. The federal troops were headed by Gen. Baiulala and Gen. Ottoro, chief of the Mayo section. They inteud to make a vigorous campaign against the Indians. The Mayo In dians have heretofore been peaceable and the uprising is a great suprise. It is feared tbat they have made an al liance with the Yaquis, who are con centrating all forces for a prolonged fight, though government officials deny any alliance whatever. Unless the Mayos lay down arms on the ap proach of the troops, a decree of ex termination will be promulgated against them, same as the Yaquis. Some advice says at a recent engage ment with the Yaquis, near Lospil iars, a Yaqui was killed and two ot his children captured. The llillinn A-hich reached nearly across the river. The banks of the river were crowded with excited sight-seers and searching par ties were overhauling the drift wood, believing that all of the dead have not been found. Hundreds are Destitute. War Is Over. The white hull flagship Chicago, of the Ueet which spiled tor South Ameri can waters six months ago to be on hand in case of a war with Chili, ar rived at New York a few days ago from Monteviedo and anchored in the North river. She lay off Montevideo about four months, with nothing for the crew to do but to tell yarns. Rear Admiral J. W. tValker, who was in command said yesterday that every body ne met in South America sympathized with the United States in her quarrel with Chili. That was because Chili was al ways ready to figb*-, he said, and her neighbors would like to see her whip ped. The Chicago brought back all her men. The only stops on the return trip were at Barbadoes andSt.Tnom as. The voyage teok twenty-seven days. The Chicago's bottom is very foui. The ship will have to be docked and cleaned. The term of service of about forty ot the men has expired and that of a good many more will ex pire in a few days. The Chicago is com manded by Capt. J. N. Miller. Unpaid Polh'ies for $90,000. Additional ^particulars concerning the winding up of the affairs of the Empire Order of Mutual Aid at Buffalo, N. Y., sh t.h at or ty five death cl ams remain unpaid. The policies are near ly ali for $2,000, so that the order is liable, for $90,000. The assets are estimated at about $20,000. Includ ed in this is the $20,000 paid to Mrs. Byrant Crandall, which is secured by an indemnity bond. The courts will have to decide the matter ofthedeath claims wlien a receiver is appointed. The climants may not be paid the full value of their claims, but they will re ceive a good portion. Tne cause of the embarrassment of the order is the excessive rate ot mortality with which it has had to contend for the past eighteen months, and owing to the numerous assessments the member ship has been decreasing. The total membership of the order at the pres ent time is estimated at 2,500. On Jan. 1 of this vear it was nearly 4, 000. Originally the order was a level assessment organization, but for the past two years it has been run on the graded assessment plan. Tbe arrange ments for the transfer of the order to the Nation 1 Company of Hartford will be made public within the next ten days. Always Lats. It was Archie Cole's wedding day. From boyhood he had been late at school, late at church, late at meals, late everywhere. "I'll wager," said his brother John, laughing, "that you can't be first even to kiss your bride at tbe wedding!" "Oh, I'll not be late then," said archie. Two hours later Archie stood with the pretty maiden by the flowers in the parlor of her home. The guests were seated. Tbe minister rose. Archie's failing and John's predic tion were known to them all. Never theless Archie knew he should not be late now, tor his dear old mother had made all the guests promise not to precede him in kissing the bride. The solemn vows were said softly, and the fervent prayer was spoken slowly, while a robin could be neard singing on the lawn. "Amen," said tbe minister. Arcaie bowed to kiss his bride but he paused, for an instant, he smiled, be. blushed. A sunbeam stealing through a rift in the curtains, was trembling gently on tbe bride's lips. "I've won the bet!" cried John. The guests laughed, and the preach er, too, while the victorious sunbeam dailcedon the hyacinths and lilies. FRAUD FAILED. Sensational Arrest or a Lire Insur ance Swindler Made In California. A Reign or Terror in Denison, Tex., .Since the Quadruple Murder. Another Mysterions Rustler Mnrder in Wyoming—More Devel opments. A sensational arrest has been made by the Los Angeles police authorities. About April 1, 1886, Bryant B. Cran dall, of Buffalo, N. Y., after insuring his life for about $20,000, disappear ed. His clothing, found on the.bank of Niagara, seemed to poiutto suicide. Three months later a dead body was found below the falls, exactly fitting Crandall'sdescription. Crandali'swife and relatives positively identified the body as that of Crandall, and part of the insurance was paid. The insur ance associations being still suspicous, the matter was taken into court in March, 1887. Crandall was seen on the streets of Los Angeles by a promi nent citizen of Buffalo and the New York authorities were notified. They commenced a search for the man, but he had disappeared. Some months ago Crandall was again seen in Los Angeles and again disappeared. From that time Chief Glass and his detective force haye been on his track, and be was finally located at Newhall. California, where he was working at a petroleum well. When the officers reached Newhall Crandall had again disappeared, but was easily tracked to Los A'ngeles aud was located in the county hospital where he was being treated for injuries received in the oil country. Chief Glass and Detective Moffatt arrested him, and he was con veyed to the city prison, where he has since been confined. The matter was kept secret, for fear of habeas corpus proceedings. The New York authorit ies were notified ot the capture when a requistion was fordwarded to Gov. Markhain, and Detective Diehl, of Buffalo, N. Y„ went for his prisoner. Crandali's case attracted wide-spreaa attention at the time it occurred. His wife and children are still in Buffalo. Reign of Terror at Denison A very peculiar state of affairs ex ists in Denison, Texas, since the mys terious murders and buiglaries are of nightly occurrence, as many as two or three occurring in one night. The au dacity of the crooks is the most sur prising feature of all, the robberies be ing committed in the very heart of the city. BELIEVE THEY HAVE THE DENISON BRUTK. It is belieyed that tbe'man who com mitted the brutal crime of killing four women in Denison, Tex., a few days ago has beeu arrested. The arrest was mar.!e in the telegiaph office while the man was asking tor a message. Tne Denison authorities had notified Chief Delono to be on lookout for one T. J. Williams, claiming to be a railroad man. A watch was kept on the post office and telegraph office, with the re suit that when a young man aged 22 years, stepped up to the counter and called for message to that name, he was at once taken into custody. Wil liams denies all knowledge of the crimes. Another Mysterious Rustler Murder. A special from Gillette, Wyoming, dated May 25th, says: The dei-.d body of Charles Trece was found a few days ago, thirty-five miles from there on the Buffalo road. He was shot through the right hip and lung. His own revolver was found upon him with three chambers empty. An emp ty shell was found close by. It is be lieved that Trere was snot with his own six-shooter. Trece came to this section from New Mexico about a year ago, and has lately been in the employ of the stage company hauling hay. He was well known to many people in that section and was unmarried. As to the object of the assassination no body there can conjecture. Dr. Charles B. Penrose left there terday for his home in Philadelphia. He is out on $1,000 bail. Mrs. William Linville, wife of a Johnson country refugee, arrived i'om the rustler district. She and her chil dren leave a' home and considerable property to save tbe lite of the head of the family. Mr. Linville, who has visited Buffalo, is certain that Frank Smith, captain of tbe Buffalo Home Guards, Charles Taylor and Edward Starr KILLED GEO KG E WELLMAN. It was known at Powder River post office on Monday evening that George Wellman had reached the Hoe ranch tbat afternoon. This place is run by Donnelly and CharleB Taylor, and is a rendezvous for the outlaws. Twenty five or thirty of them were present when the news that Wellman had re turned was brought. A conference was held and Frank Smith. Taylor and Starr are said to have been se lected to do the shooting. Taylor now carries Wellman's sixs^ooter. Smith used his utmost endeavors to induce Mrs. Linville to remain on the ranch. In the talk he ADMITTED THEY HUNTED HER HUSBAND but said be would not be molested if he returned, unless the "cattlemen" killed him. Thomas Smith, a Mason detective, is on the track ot the three men men tioned. 8mith is working under gnat difficulties and is likely to be killed any day. In the hotel at Buffalo Mrs. Linville talked to John Flagg and his wife. Flagg said he hoped the rustler hunters would return, so that no one could escape. "I hope they won't come back," ventured Mrs. Flagg. "They've killed several of our boys and not lost a man." "Without thinking," Flagg answer ed. "Oh yes thev have lost one." Capt. Frank Smith and Charles Taylor are in Buffalo anil Star is hid ing. Mrs. Smith said to Mrs. Linville that they knew what happened in Cheyenne every day, having several agents there. Hisses Were Fatal to Her. A Paris cable of the 25th,inst., to tbe New York Herald says: A terrible tragedy took place last evening in the little theater which is known as the Theater d'Application. The wife of an obscure tenor named Peralde, who could not bear to hear her husband hissed by the audience, died suddenly in the lobby, her husband meanwhile continuing to sing and play his part on the stage. The body was removed to one of the boxes, and, by the manager's orders, the play was not interrupted. When the occurrence be came known much indignation expressed by the audience. waB Tried to Kill Her Children Two. Mrs. Ralph Noyes committed sui cide at Woodville, N. H., a few days ago, by taking poison, having pre viously attempted to kill her twe chil dren, a girl aged 8 and a boy of 5. Mr. Noyes was absent, and directly after breakfast Mrs. Noyes prepared a dose of aconite in some sweetened water, forcing the children to drink it. Tne girl mistrusted something wrong and spat out the last mouthful when her mother was not looking. Theboytook an overdose and was immediately seized with vomiting, throwing the poison up. Mrs. Noyes prepared some for herself. After swallowing it she seized a razor and drew it across the girl's throat, then tried to cut her own. She grasped her mother's hand and held on until assistance arrived. Medical aid was summon5d and when it arrived Mrs. Noyesremarked to the doctor: "I am sorry you have come I was in hopes to "have taken the children with me." Brandy was injected, but she went into convulsions and died immediately. Theboy is all right, but thegirlis very sick. A coroner's inquest attributed the attempted murder and suicide to temporary insanity from the grip, from which she has never fully recover ed. How He Rode. The character of the old Illinois courts, in which Abraham Lincoln practised, was very primitive, says a writer in the century. In one case a livery-stable horse had died soon after being returned,' and the person who had hired it was sued for damages. The question turned largely upon the reputation of the defendant as a hard rider. A witness was called—a long, lank Westerner. "How does Mr. So-aud so usually ride?" asked tne lawyer. Without agleam ot intelligence, tbe witness replied: "A-stradille, sir." "No, no," said the lawyer "I mean, does lie usually walk, or trot, or gal lop?" "Wal," said the witness, apparently searching in the depths of his mercy for facts, "when he rides a walkin' horse he walks, when he rides a trotin' horse he trots, aud when ho rides a gallopiu' horsebegallops, when—" The lawyer was angry. "I want to know what gait tbe defendant usually takes, fast or slow." ',Wal," said the witness, "when his company rides fast he rides fast, and when his company rides slow he rides siow." "I want to know, sir," the lawver said, very much exasperated, and very stern now, "how Mr. So-and-so rides when he is alone." "Wal," said the winness, more slowly and meditatively than ever, "when he was alone I wa'n,t along, and do not know." The laugh at the questioner ended the cross-examination. Seeking Pardon for Mrs. Montagu. Another strenuous effort is being made at Dublin, Ireland, to effect the release ot Mrs. Anne Margaret Mon tagu, the wile of the Hon. Robert Mon tagu, undergoing a sentence of one year's imprisonment for the man slaughter of her 3-year old daughter, Mary Helen. The argument of Mrs. .Vontagu's friends is that she will be come a mother in about two weeks, and they have procured the affidavit of a doctor to the effect that Mrs. Montagu's accouchements are always severe, and that she ought to have home attendance under the circum stances. The affidavit and other pleas have been submitted to Lord Aabbourne,thechancellor for Ireland, who is giving them consideration. Two Victims ot a" lid Ball. A report has became Current of a horrible accident which happened near East Lynn., Mass., a few days ago, from which two deaths will probably result. William Purcelland his 7-year old boy, while traveling along the road, were attacked by a savage bull. The father made a desperate attempt to protect the boy, but the animal dashed upon him and threw him to the ground, tearing open his abdomen in Buch a manner that his bowels pro truded. The boy, instead *of running away, attempted to drive the bull from his father, when theanimal turn ed upon the little fellow and threw him to the ground, tearing his face and neck in a terrible manner. Just at that time several farmers appeared and rescued father and son, who were given medical attention Boon as pos sible. The bull was afterwards killed by .another farmer whom it attacked. DEATH AND RUIN. Wellington, Kansas, Visited by One or the Most Destructive Cyclones Ever Recorded. Harper and Argonia, Algo Strnck By the Terrible Cyclone That Visited Wellington. Believed Thut the List or Dead Will be Searly Thirty and oflujured Fully Seventy Five, Meager dispatches to th« Santa Fe headquarters at Topeka, Kansas, state thaf the cyclone which wrought such terrible havoc in Wellington on the night of the 27th ult., also struck the towns of Harper and Argonia, in the vicinity of Wellington. The vrires to both ot these places are down at this writing, and the news received by the Santa Fe came by wire from its trainmen at other places who passed through the towns. Five or fix lives are known to be lost, although the names of only three are given. These are W. L. Stiounoun, C. Mallory and child. It is said that, nearly every house in the towns was shifted from its foundation, and it is remarkable in view of the great de struction to life in both places, how few deaths have occurred. Argonia is a town of 750 population on the Santa Fe railway, in the west ern part of Sumner county, about forty miles from Wellngton. Harper is the county seat of Harper county, which immediately joiue Sum ner county on the west. It is a thriv ing town of 2.300 people. The Santa Fe's special train which left Wichita to take physicians to at tend the injured at Wellington, was sent through to Harper and Argonia, with all the physicians that could be spared from Wellington. Two Hundred Buildings Wrecked The St. Louis Globe-Democrat's Wellington special says that the lots by thecy clone will aggregate $500,000. Two hundred brick and wooden build ings were destroyed. Editor Luke Herring, of the Monitor, was caught in his falling buildiug and badly in jured. Hundreds ol men were set at work in the ruins in the hope of res cuing the imprisoned people. The house of Esquire Smith was leveled and several members of the household mangled—two probably fatally. The streets are impassable and nothing but ruin exists everywhere. At least twelve bodies have already been taken out of the ruins, and some thing less than seventy-five are in jured. Men were working everywhere trying to rescue imprisoned ones. No one can realize the full extent of the catastrophe. The Cole & Robinson block ruins caught fire, and strenuous efforts were made to rescue people known to be buried there. It is now believed that the list of the dead will number between twenty and thirty and the injured about sev enty-five. The loss to property alone in the city will be $500,000, as mostly all of the large stocks of goods in the city were destroyed by the cloudburst which followed the tornado after it had taken all therooisaway. Reports from all the country to the west are very discouraging, and, while there is no detailed news from the country in the immediate vicinity of the city, the indications are that the damage is terrible. It is safe to say that 150 buildings are complete wrecks, while 150 more are partially wrecked. The greater portion of the city was completely devastated and the entire community, consisting* of between 5, 000 and 6,000 people, were thrown into a state of consternation and dread and fear actuated all. The shoutB of the rescures mingled with the cries of the suffering, while those unhurt rush ed from their homes but partially dressed. The wind finally subsided and in a brief time every available man in the city was engaged in the workot rescue, conducted under the leadership of George Whitely, president of the coun cil. Order was soon brought out of chaos. It was just 9 o'clock when the tor nado, which came from the southwest, descended upon the town. NEWSPAPER OFFICES IN RUINS. The Lutheran church was turned completely over, the (court house de molished, Presbyterian church reduc ed to splinters, and ot the Specknott block, on the principal street of the town, composed ot a half-dozen brick buildings, there is nothing but a pile of brick, mortar and glass. The Standard block consisting of six brick buildings, was compeletely wrecked. In this block the Wellington Daily Mail and. Sumner County Standard were published. These plants were utterly destroyed, as was the Monitor, Press and ths Voice in the Specknott block. The foundry and stoves work were also leveled.to the ground. On Washington avenue every house on each side of the street was unroof ed, the back walls are out of many of them and window glasses are general ly smashed. The opera house is a wreck and the Philips hotel a com plete ruin. This house proved to be THE MOST FATAL TRAP, for over half a dozen bodies or more will be taken from its ruins. The Episcopal church is in splinters and great damage was done to the Rook Island lumberyard. The school house is a total wreck. There is only one telegraph wire up between there and the east, and it is a very difficult matter to get a message over it. There is no wire up west of Danville, but messages from there re port a very DISASTROUS CYCLONIC AX HARPER. The telephone system is a complete wreck, and every wire in the city is down but one. The Santa Fe ran a special train from Witchita, with a corps of fifteen doctors. The storm descended from the west upon the fated city. It came in a man ner that no two can agree in describing. Some say it came in the shape of a twister, while others say it did not have the characteristic tunnel shape of a tornado, while still others say it simply descended in the shape of a storm cloud. The appearance of things however, leaves no doubt but that it was a twister, and a genuine twister at that, for treed have been torn from their roo,ts and houses were turned right about face. Tbe Lutheran church, a massive frame building, one of the most substantial of its kind in the the city, was taken un, turned com pletely over and now STANDS WITH THE FLOOR UPWARDS, as solid apparently as built in that building, either, for it was if it had been way. It is not a small ba3 a seating capacity of 700 people. JThe old court house, a solid two-story stone struct ure completely demolished and reduced to gravel and splinters, with the exception of one little frame office, that fi pair of donkeys could drag from its foundations, and that was left standing intact by the side of the ruins of the old court house. Its stately neighbor of a few days ago, the Pres byterian church, a very nice and sub stantial frame edifice with a seating capicity of 1,000 persons was reduced to the merest splinters. Tne frail parsonage beside it was compara tively unhurt. Tne Spicknall block on North Wash ington avenue, which is the main street of the city, was an imposing row of six brick buildings. Now it is a pile of little splinters, pieces of brick and pulverized glass and mortar. Two newspaper offices, reasonably large plants, the Monitor-Press and Voice were in this buildi-g and nothing is left of them but the pied type and broken machinery beneath the ruins. The beautiful Standard block is a wreck and ruin. It could not have more holes in it if twenty pieces ot ar tillery had been playing on it for twenty-four hours. It was a beautiful block, consisting of about six two story brick buildings, built about five years ago. In this block the Welling lon Daily Mail and the Sumner Coun ty Standard were published. These two plants were worth not less than $200,000 today they are apparently not worth 200 cents. The postoffice was also located in this block, next to the Standard office. On the opposite side of the street was a thriving foun dry and stove works. It was totally demolished. All these ruins are on the north side of East Harvey avenue, and they are a terrible eight to behold. It is IMPOSSIBLE TO DETAIL THE RUIN on Washington. Every house on each side of the street is unroofed, the back walls are out of most of them and a brigade of soldiers, each armed with a gun loaded with buckshot, could not have brokenthe glass of every window on this entire block more effectively than the storm did. The splendid opera house is practically a rum, and the Phillips house, across the street from it, is as complete a wreck as if a thousand men :u axes bad been chopping it tor a week. The beautiful Cole fc Robinson's brick block, one of the rooms of which was occupied by the Alliance Mercan tile exchange, is also a complete wrecK, not afoot of it standing on its founda tion. In the collapse this building caught fire and two inmates, Mrs. Sasher and ber sister, Miss Strand, were literally roasted alive there. The Episcopal church is in splinters, while a very small frame house near it sur vived the devastating wind without a scratch. DEATH TO MERRYMAKERS. The most appalling scene was that at the Phillips house, where a ball was in progress when the cyclone burs The escape from the toppling struct ure. As the building began swaying in the terrific gale the people in thd crowded ball room made a frantic rush lor the doors. The stairways aDd halls were immediately filled by the crazed men and women, who tore at each other in their mad rush lor the open air. With the crash of the walls about anil over them there arose a great wail of despair from the imprisoned aud doomed multitudes. As the tim bers crushed down upon the struggling merrymakers their hoarse cries were throttled by the weight of the mass of timbers above them. Then came the silence of death and insensibility, on ly to be followed a moment later by the shrill blasts of the tempests as it rushed on to other destructive work and the agonized shrieks of the injur ed or dying who were PINNED DOWN IN THE MASS of debris. Those who excaped from tbe building began immediately the work of rescue. Some of those who fled from the building had left wives and sweethearts, husbands or broth ers behind. These they sought in the pile of bricks and timbers. As fast as the bodies were taken out they were surrounded by a crowd of anxious people who vainly tried to identify the mangled remains. A meeting of the Salvation Army was in progress in a hall near the Robinson block. The falling walls of the building crushed the hall, and it is known tbat two were killed. It is probable tbat when the wreck has been cleared away it will be found that many more perished. 1 It was past time for the Army to ad-if journ, bat the storm kept the meeting?, in. One ot tbe members was engaged'^ in prayer when the cyolone struck theft Robinson blook. Betore any of thefe members could rise from their knees $ tbe walls of the building gave way with a crash. How any olthemexcap-' ed alive is a marvel.