Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 25, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 25, 1873 Page 2
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2 have no distinct recollection of anything except that they were lifted up, carried along with the rapidity of lightning, .and landed suddenly in the mnd. A few who were in their dwellings, and aa they thought safe, found themselves sprawling on the ground, but how they got there they are unable to telL Some sought a refuge* in the cellars of their houses, and, whue crouching in the corners, trembling from> fear, saw the buildings lifted vtqj and blown away. One house was thus de molished, and the roof of a granary near by ear ned off. The latter was tilted up. and the grain in it was-deposited in the open-mouthed'cellarr : - . ~ atmaouiiOps escapes were bo numerous that mention of individual cases ,is unnecessary. The fact that any lives had been lost in 'Washington County was not known in tins -city until about the afternoon, two hours after the. rumbling was heard.— At -that-time* several farmers came in on horses white with foam, and told of this and that house „ being blown down and the inmates either killed or seriously injur ed. They asked, for medical assistance and all the physicians here immediately’started to the localities. indicated by the riders to care for the wounded. Drs. Deras, Scofield, Marboorg, Bur roughs,'Prazer, and'McClellanJ attended to their wants and made them as comfortable as possible. They brought back even more - habbowiko accounts of the catastrophe than the -messengers had Eiven and several hundred persona visited the erastated /locality later in the day to : gratify their curioufiiiy.' ~~ _ THE SCENE. A reporter of The Tmbune took a ride-over the route of the hurricane this morning, and was astonished at the ruin wrought 4n an hour 3r two. The first farm "visited was that of John C. Cunningham, which is about seven miles north east of Washington. Neither the bain or house ./ asvisible. They had been tom to pieces, and only a few fragments. remained, nearly^, all the limber haying been blown away. Pieces of boards were sticking out of the fields, some of them imbedded in the ground two. feet, and so tightly that that they-could; not -be pulled out. Dead, stock* was visible* everywhere, horses, cows, pigs. ' and . chickens having • been bustled about ‘’so ' ‘lively ' as' to be deprived of the breath of life. Here and there were pigs impaled to the ground, while frequent ly chickens were encountered without a feather on them. Tho latter' statement may seem ab surd, but it is a fact. Three hundred, head of Mock were lolled outright.’ The. buildings des troyed were worth about ‘ §4,000. In the dwell ing when the tornado approached were Mrs. Mc- Coy, daughter of Mr.’ Cunningham, arid Mrs. Carringer and two children of tho former. They went into the cellar for shelter, hut re mained there only a short time, being lifted up and “carried ~ some' distance, and thrown to the ground. Mrs. JJcCoy had her head cut, and was badly bruised. Mrs, Carringer was rendered insensible, but was hurt. The children.^- ~“J are ? l - The? v*—o XUL aheap beside tho cellar walk. • DAVIDSOK'S FASSL ' East of Canningham’s, near the Highland township line, is the farm of Mr. Davidson. house and ham were destroyed, and he him self was killed. Mr. Houssel, wno was-with him at the time, was fatally Injured, and died on Friday morning.. All of tbelattor’s clothing was tom off his body, and his friends in Washington had to supply the garments to bury him in. BABCOCK’S FABM. North from Cnimingham’a is the farm of John Babcock. Hia residence, bams, out houses, and granaries, wore demolished. His largo bam was one of the finest in the county, having recently been erected at a cost of $3,000. It was full of grain, and more was deposited in the collar of He had S3OO in a bureau. drawer. All the form tore is miss ing, and houco the money cannot be re covered. Hia loss will amount to about 67.000. Fortunately, his family were at his brother's house, which was out of the range of tho storm. Mr. Babcock himself and Jacob Bseck saw the cyclone coming, and ran into the house, and took~up what they imagined to be a place of security in the cellar.. The house was lifted off tho foundations, and had not a piece of timber fallen on them they would have escaped. The board struck Secck on the head, inflicting a eericus wound. Mr. Babcock escaped unin jured. The 1 roof of the bam was blown :fully Ja. quarter .of a mile, and slighted . almost intact. The apple orchard one of . the largest, in the county, is now without trees. They were tom up by the roots and hurried 'along. A grove of honey locusts was also carried away. Trees eighteen inches thick were snapped as day pipes can be. Some of the slumps remaining look as if a saw had been used, smooth and dean was tho break. " ' CA2tEEH’S ' The next farm visited was that of David Cancer. Here was the same desolation as notic k ed at the other places, only less building materi ycl was observable. Of the houses, barns, and sheds, scarcely a vestige was left. Alexander Gibson and Mr. Caneer were in the house, .and debated whether they should go into the cellar tor safety. . They concluded to do so, < and had scarcely reached it when the wind struck the building arid it wont up into the air, ' Hre. Ca ncer, who.also took refuge in the cellar, was the, 'only one badly hurt.*' She lifted npher hand'asi the house was ~ leaving, and a' board; striking one of . her fingers, broke it. Some timbers fell on Caneer and Gibson, and they were slightly bruised. A hedgo-fenco facing the roadway presented a peculiar anc©.' - Against the outside of it, for nearly a, quarter of a mile. was hay and straw mixed in discriminately. How it came there can only be; accounted for in one way. A water-spout drove it into the hedge. A simple rain-storm’ would: not have fastened it so securely. Scarcely any rail-boards or wire fences conld bo seen, all. having been lifted np by the whirlwind- and carried no one can tell where. -Pieces of imbedded timber were, so thicV in the fields that forty or fifty acres had the appearance of having been devoted to the raising. of beans and hops. About forty rods distant from the Caneer farm, stood the Deedleford ... scKOon-norsn. It was an old frame building, made of square timbers. Nothing remains -on the site, hut a ■ quarter of a mile down the road were found .what Lad evidently been' portions of it. School .was in cession when the cyclone made its ap pearance, about twenty scholars being in attend* ance. Tho rumbling frightened them, and they gathered around, the teacher, Hiss braith, thinking she could protect them. The building shared the some fate as the others which came within the grasp of the tornado, and teacher and scholars cannot imagine bow they got into the roadway. The wind demolished the windows first and nxsbing into the building lift ed it up as if it were made of paper and knocked it about like a shuttlecock.' A daughter of Henry Rathmel, aged IX years, was in'the doorway, and, seeing the black cloud coming; started to inn out. Ko one |know what had become of her until they found - ; TTTO lIAKQLED, BODV half an hour afterward in the mud a quarter of ti mile down the road: She must have been raised by the wind and carried along. She had very- little .clothing when found, and her re mains were covered with mnd. Hiss Smith and sis of the scholars, whose names could not be learned, were injured, three or. 1 four of them dangerously. • * One very singular thing is, that the mud was blown so hard into the faces of many of tho children that it cannot he washed oft. Some of their faces look as if they had been tatooed with India ink or powder.' Hiss Smith says the first thing she realized was- that she was standing in tho road, surrounded by the, boys and girls. She does not know- how they got there, being unconscious of having made an ascent into the air. ■ ' . Near the school-house, across the road, stood the dwelling of Henry Welters. It was reduced to atoms, and Mrs.Walters was jySTASTLY mLED. When found, she had one of, a pair of twins in her arms. The little fellow was bruised and cut, end died the following* morning. * The other one escaped, ,though no one can tell ’ how. This infant lives, being unable to tell his story. Throe of her other children were in the school-house and received tenons injuries. Two of them are not'expected to Hvo. About a quarter of nmile south of the tchool-house is the form of ALEXAXDEE GJBSOX. Kone of the buildings are standing. Hia house was the finest in that part of the county. He is from Vermont, and everything about his place was the beat. Ail his orchards are valueless. His farming implements are gone and his stock dead. He was not at home when the storm destroyed his property, being at Causer's house as stated above. His- son, aged XL and a hired man, named Baker, at tempted to get into the house, but were over taken in the orchard. The latter'had an arm and a leg broken by being thrown down vio lently, and the boy was rendered -unconscious and still remains so. . Hi« head is cut in several places, but his recovery, is hoped for. A. Miss Gardner, Mrs. Gibson and three children were in the house, and were precipitated into the cellar, the building flying away like a bird.- The first named was badly injured, hut the others only slightly; Sixty fat steers were carried off by the wind, some ofthem weighing "1,400 pounds, and landed into a slough twenty rods off. They were covered with mud. aid a few looked as if they had been rolled over and over for a long distance. A hog was observed through whose body a large piece of scantling had been driven. On this farm, the heifer mentioned was buried in the mud head first. All of .a new .wagon were tom fron\ ..the' nub, N und«:.-the;- iron - cylinder’ of .' -a com-sheller V ’ was ~ blown away, as ‘if it were as light as, a fall leaf. An. apple tree jvas tom’ from the ! grbnndaud into one side of the grankry,, and looked as if it had boon planted there.' The com in the cribs was scat i tered. Over 250 trees were uprooted to appease the appetite of the storm, hut the more it took -the more it required* untiHt became sofull thaf like the glutton, it was obliged to ceaso. OTIZEB FARMS VISITED. Subsequently the fanna of Thomas Walters, about & mile west of Gibson’s, "William Cald welL southwest from the last. George Gilchrist a little to the west, Mr. Xiaughlins’s, - William Causer’s, William Scranton’s, Calvin Craven’s, and several others were visited, at all of -which traces of the storm could be seen. At Walter’s house, Mis. Walters, grandmother of the owner, had a board driven into her thigh, and she can not recover, r; r. - ~V. At William Caldwell's, his child had two'.riba. broken bythofiying debris. All the braidings on 1 three two farms are swept away. Tho dwelling, of Mr. Gilchrist was'destroyed, but the inmatoa escaped. At Langblin’e, a helper named Baker was hurt badly in the back. Ho was driving along the road, and,’observing the clond com ing, jumped from his wagon and took shelter alongside of a hedge-fence. Tho wind strnck both him and the team with full force, and car ried the man, mules, and wagon into the adjor cent fields. Baker says ho went through the air like - lightning for about a quarter of a mile. Mr. Craven’s harps were destroyed, and Mr. Scranton’s sheds blown down. . BAESOW ESCAPE. " ' The cvclone came within twenty feet of James 3L Marhourg’a house, but did it no injury.’ His corn-crib and outhouses were demolished, tho wind passing between his house and tho barn, scarcely touching the latter. . BLOWN DOWN. : . The dwelling of £. M. Wright, two and a half miles fromHancock’s, wasblown down. * J HAILSTONES. There was very little hail; in Washington, bnt specimens ■were exhibited ; here which ! wore brought from beyond Keota and near Lancaster. One piece, weighed in the presence of several reliable , citizens, turned the scales at seven ounces,. the circumference of the pieces of ice being nine Inches. Several pieces still longer than this are said to have been picked up; The danger ,of gathering them was so great that few ventured out of their dwellings whue the hail was failing. seosus oouktt. . . Tory liitle definite information has been re ceived here of the extent of the damage to prop erty and.the loss of life io Kooknk County. A letter, whir** «ome In this afternoon from Har between Sigonmey end Keota, addressed *to Henry Hoffman, a boot and shoe dealer hero, has been kindly furnished me for publication. It contains some interesting facts, and is sub joined: Harpeb, May 23.—A fearful storm commenced south of here yesterday afternoon, although wo did not Buffer much from it. Hail fell lu large quantities, some of the stones being as large os a hen’s egg, and rough like a hulled walnut. During the storm we noticed a dark cloud in the neighborhood of Mohlan’s, 4 miles south of here. We watched it, and it took a northeast direc tion, .becoming. blacker, every moment. At the same time, we hoard the most fearful roaring. It was ter rific, sounding as if it was tearing everything out of the ground and grinding all to splinters, and it did; that in the Snake Hirer bottom, soath of Colehonse’s — house, where the storm seemed to come from. I hare no news from the other side of the river. It carried away, all of Mathias Beveu’s fences, sheds, and bams. Jacob Baker’s house and bam were also destroyed, and one of his . OHELDBEJf KILLED. Michael Boose’s house and bam and everything in his place waa tom to pieces, and one of his children was killed. Peter Marsh’s bouses were swept away, and Mrs. Korih waa killed. Mr. Engledingle’s wife and. child were killed, Mrs. Engledingle being literally toes xo pieces. Bhe was out In two in the middle, and only one of her limbs has been found. One of Mr. Horace’s chil dren'was killed. It was carried a quarter of a mile away. The storm swept everything before It. ~ The Baden priest at mass this morning said there were to be six funerals in 7 his congregation at Clear Creek, This will give yon an Idea of the loss of life. Several men and a number of children are reported missing, and it is thought they were lifted up and carried off by the wind. Tour brother, " Dantel Hoffman. HOBS BETTERS EXPECTED. . Other persons expect letters-from the devastated districts by the next mail, and should any farther par ticulars come, I shall endeavor to obtain them. A number of those who have lost all they possessed are very poor, and something will undoubtedly be soon undertaken by the citizens of Washington to relieve thezm The wounded .who are too indigent to pay for medical attendance are cared for at tho residences of Mr. J, K. Marbnry, E. M. Todd, and Matthew Bab i cock. EVcn the blow will bo felt by the wealthy farm ers, and a few of them will bo hurt financially. * A meeting is talked of for Monday evening, when on effort will be made to raise money for the sufferers. Tbe people here sympathize with them, and intend doing all la their old them. - A QENEBAX. BTO&M. I learn that the storm waa general throughout the eastern portion of lowa, although not so violent as in Keokuk and Washington Counties, .. Two steamboats on the Mississippi River were over taken ,One was almost wrecked, - The .tug-boat Victory, of the Keokuk Northern Lino, came very near going to the bottom of the river with all on board. She was coming np the river -with four barges ia tow, and when about 12 miles from Davenport in the Buffalo channel, she was struck by a hurricane. Her chim neys, pilot house, mad cabin were tom 'away, and car ried into the water, and and the two pilots, James H. Carrow end William Fisher were taken with them, and submerged with the wreck. The two men were under water some time, hut at last they- succeeded in working their way through the broken timber to the surface, and were rescued by their fellow-boatmen. Mr. Fisher had his shoulder dislocated and was badly bruised ..’about .the. head, and: shoulders, and the akin and flesh badly lacerated on one aide by the failing chimney. Mr. Carrow was considerably bruised about the head and body. . Fisher and Carrow say the storm came on them in three squalls, the first one alarming them somewhat, but they hoped the worst .was over. The second followed in less than a minute, carrying them partly over, and, the third finished the work In a general wreck of everything about the hull, ..The small tow* steamer **None Such/’ also had a frightful experience during the storm. She was o on her way to Hampton and. was caught by a squall near the Moline Channel. Her chimneys were carried away, and her cupboard of a pilot-house was tom to pieces. Pilot Weaver was obliged to go ashore with a line, and. by means of it, the steamer was gradually worked to the lowa side, where she was fastened.' ‘~ Thursday seems to hare been a day of storms in Long Grove, in Louisa. The first occurred about 7 o’clock in the morning, and was accompanied by heavy thunder;' the second between 9 and 10 o’clock. During the latter, the school-house of the independent district of Long Grove was struck by ziajmnsa while the school was In session. Over twenty scholars were present. The house had a porch in front and .the, lightning,descended upon the north side of this, knocking out all the top work, and tearing everything .from roof to all}. The plaster was sent through the interior of the house a distance of thirty feet , striking some of the children, though injuring none seriously. ■’When the flash came, it nearly blinded the scholars, and th e peal of thunder which instantly followed, filled the pupils and teacher with terror. Bomo of the children wero partially stunned. Others shrieked in fright, and a few were scared almost out of their senses. Some of the siding of the building was thrown into a field sixty feet away, and one piece was scat tnrough the middle of an eight-inch board in a fence, and the roof of the school-house was badly damaged. ■ " There was another heavy storm in the afternoon, but it wrought no damage. The flat ground in the vicinity of the grove is>fiooded. Com-phmting is, of necessity,at a stand-etill/or a few days, and it is feared that-a good deal already planted ia Injured, if not rained, , " ' . ’ ■no oj>zz>. At Muscatine the rain came dorm as’if the flood gates of htaveu had been opened, followed by bail. Between there and Wilton function, at Monona, Fro* donia, and other stations along the Southwestern division of the Chicago, Bode Island A Pacific Bail road, the country was flooded. At some points fences were blown down, but no material damage was uns tained by any person as far ns can bo ascertained. % The following is a correct list of the hilled and wounded'in Washington, including those named in Hr, Hoffman’s letter:. t .. „ , . , • • A-child of Mr. Baker. • - A child of Hr. Fosse. Mrs. Korchl • - - * • Mrs. Engledingle and child. A child of Mr.'Horace. Mrs. Henry' Walters and.two Maj. Davidson. Laadau Housed. ‘ . A daughter of Henry EathmeL . WOU3EED. . Mrs. Carringer. 'Mrs.McCoy. ■ ... . Jacob Zeci. Mrs, Causer and three children, who’win probably die. Hiss Smith. ; : Two children of Mrs. Henry Walters, * "/ William Gibson; aged IS. i . ' ' - John Gibson, aged 11. . ■ - - i : Bolla Gibson, aged 7, children of AlaTanflpy Qibson, Bebecca Gardner. - * - • ■ • - .William Bebee. . ... Mrs. Gibson. * J A son of J. K. Gttrbohg. • Mrs, Walters, mother of Henry Walters. - A child of William Caldwell. Four children whose names are unknown; . A farm-hand named Baker. -* f . ♦ 'AT KTOTA. '■ Kzota, Keokuk Co., lowa, Hay 24.—-I have just re turned from a tour along the course of the tornado, or as near it as broken bridges and other obstructions would permit. ; At- Sigourney, fourteen miles from here; the storm v ifas observed, according to the pre ponderance of opinion, about S o’clock hx the after noon... -Hailfell heivily:; such bail aa haa.not'.heen seen since the . r .:: . : ptaomssoF egtpt, down tbfrfr «nd fast, hi a straight line, the air hArngTmnfi*«Jiy cdo end outside the disturbing in fltypnng of the tornado* whloh was soma- ten miles THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE; SUNDAY, MAY 25, 18t3. away. The size of (ho hail will test the credulous powers of many, and, were (hero no concurrence of testimony, I would hesitate to mention it. Mr. J. N. Doraty*, a conductor on the Bock Island Railroad. *mkn of intelligence, stated that he wan in a drug store, when several were picked np, weighed, and measured. One of .them weighed 7# ounces,, and .was . 10 Indies in circumference. A gentleman had 1 one weighing t 8 ounces and so large and solid were they; that it look three hours for the) largest to melt. '/Ihey resemble large lumps of cleat, transparent led;, SomoVerc ronnd as a cannon ball; some-slightly ob* long like an egg; others were flattened like doorknobs. Down they came with a detonating sountUike the re port of a pistol. No one was in the streets. It was as -much as Ufe-was worth struck -by one .of, these curious celestial missiles. Horses tried to dodge thorn, and in doing. 's6 broke' away -' from their hitching-posts, 'and dashed wildly through -the terrified town. —More than one vehicle met the fate of the “ onohoss Bbay,' ,, 'Windows were broken, and much small injury done" in various ways. Tho only indication Sigourney had of the work of destruction going on in the distance .was a low, rumbling sound, a far-away thunder, or the noise of a train of cars moving rapidly over a bridge; . ; “ : • :. : : THE TOBSADO; : •' started on its, mission of death ■ from the,,-vicinity of Baysville, In Lancaster Township, Keokuk County, not far from tho town of; Lancaster. Mr. James Craig, an old citizen of that place, states that two clouds seemed to come together, unite, and move rap— Idly in a northeasterly direction. The first obstacle it encountered was the Jones * school-house, in tho vicini ty of Lancaster. School was in session. The teach er and scholars barely noticed the darkening sky, when hail begun to fall, and tho sound of the approaching cyclone smote their ears like a messenger of death. They were frightened, but did not anticipate serious danger. Suddenly the building - 1 r - was zirm> • - . ‘from the ground, turned ground, and carried twenty ; feet away, whore it was laid down right Bide up with care, aa if tho Storm Kingfelt there were within pre cious innocent lives that should not be sacrificed. The inhabitants of the building hardly know what'hap pened before the.destroyer, passed in search of other victims. The children' were bruised and cut by the falling desks and seats, but none were seriously in jured. On swept the irresistible column, announcing its approach by tho same loud roar, which brought the people of Lancaster to their doors. They saw it In the distance—a. dark,, cone-like, 'opaque mass, 'moving ■with. -"• ATPALLTNO SWIFTNESS. > --■ It was coming dfrectly towards them.' * Some thought it was the end of this dispensation, and. fell'on their knocs in prayer. 'Others more practical hurried to their cellars, their last and most secure refuge.. They bad scarcely found their hiding places and the • storm was upon them. It struck terror, into, their hearts.' "Women swooned *od bravo men . held their breath. The sound of falling timbers told them that' their property was not unscathed, though no lives were B&criflced.' It lifted one house from over the collar where tho family were crouching in fear, and the roof was raised from another building. The outskirts of tho village - . -i - -v - . - - . : r .' BXTI'FEItED MOST, probably because the houses, being isolated; hadmoth ing but the foundations to hold them to the earth. Tho smoko-house and granaries of B, 0. Moore, one mile from, Lancaster, utterly demolished, and Jacobson’s log-house ■was caught up and the logs of which it was constructed distributed far and wide, Jacobson was hurt, but not fatally. Louis Bennett’s home and fences went to the four winds, his loss being perhaps SI,OOO. Mr. Low. an aged invalid, was seriously wounded by flying timbers. Among other . injuries^. his arm was broken. Having created confusion and alarm in Lancaster, the storm swept proudly by until it reached the ham, out houses, and fences of Mrs. Baggett,which were broken up Into kindling-wood and - carried off on tho current. A FLOCK OP SHEEP OABBIEU AWAT. Near Skunk River woods a flock of 1,500 sheep were quietly grazing when the storm arose. ' With an in stinctive dread they gathered In a circle, that compan ionship might alleviate the sense of danger. They congregated directly in tholiue of the storm, and when it came it elevated them' until, as on eye-witness expressed It, • 44 they looked like a flock of birds.” They circled round and round, the velocity of the in ner current overcoming the attraction- of gravitation, until the centrifugal motion moved them to the edge of the cyclone, whore, tho’velocity being diminished, they fell to the earth. Of the 1,500. only 40 wore found alive up to this afternoon, and it is believed that the’ remainder wore killed. They were absolutely dlvelli cated. Their remains are found hanging on the trees and bushes, und strewing the ground. - Mr. Ash was the next victim, if there is any sdeh thing as consecutiveneas in a disaster so sweeping. i His house, bam, and fences were leveled, he. was verely wounded, and his wife’s arm was broken. - A CEMEIEBX.BAZED.' The Doggett grave-yard not fat from Lancaster, waa swept as If with a besom. The tombstones were thrown’ down, and, according to .some, several were* carried away. SUE STOHM-KINO’B BISE, Tho storm maintained its northeast course, carry ing everything before it for a width of from 100 yatiW. to a quarter of a mile. Fences were laid flat. Houses - were of no account. Men, women, and children, and. all kinds of animals, were mingled in the moving mass of air at a height of from forty to sixty feet. Trees a foot in diameter were snapped' in, twain, and the forests seemed as if an immense ecyth*e,'propellod by an invisible piant.had cut all that dared to be in its way. The swath marked the path of the destroyer. Nothing but the eternal hills, up which it swept and divested of their natural covering, could stand against Its mighty force. Over hill and volley it moved, leav ing woo in its track. For a few miles from Lancaster - the country is rather thinly settled, but it left Its marks upon the face of Nature. Soon again it met with living food for iU insatiate appetite. It had reached.Clear Creek Township, 3 or 4 miles from this place, where there are many houses, and where its fury was most sadly felt. It came down on the house of Mr. Nicholas Engledingle, whose wife was lying sick, her husband being absent. She was alone with her child. The house was carried away and torn to atoms, and the unfortunate woman and child went with it to destruction; Her fate is very sad. She waa literally * " r ‘ MKT ASTTNTim.' • ” *' The trunk from the neck to the abdomen waa found in one place, the arms in another, and tho bead and neckfurther away. Ono limb stuck in the sand where it fell. Probably she was instantly killed. Her child was killed, the top of the head being blown off, giving the appearance of scalping. Great sympathy u felt for the husband and father, thus doubly bereaved. There was another child, who, fortunately, was at o neighbor’s house with the father. Michael Fobs was sitting in tho house with Ms wife and child, when it was raised from over their beads, tho child being killed. This happened about five miles from Harper Station, six miles west of here. ~ MO&E DAMAGE. I met Mr. Stone, living seven miles from Harper, as he and his hands were at work repairing the damage. He believed- the storm passed his farm at 3 o’clock. - He likened it to an immense funnel, reaching from earth to heaven, and. coining from tne southwest.. It. was block. Ho could not see through it. He lost sev enteen head of cattle, and had from eight to twelve crippled. Ho could see the funnel for fi/ieenmintUes before it disappeared. He understood , three horses belonging to Mr, Tomas • "were* killed, and six belonging to Mr. Comitze, besides 100 hogs and a dozen bogs of Biddolphs. Nicholas Lake Tost two cows.' Fred Letze’s bam was thrown down and three of his horses wounded. The loss of stock will never be known. Mr, Starr was working cheerfully In the rains. Hfs timber near was cut and bout, and would never grow again. His fences were undergoing repair. Over in his field lay a dead beef Just skinned, and dead hogs and abeop were scattered hero and there. Fence posts were stuck firmly in the ground where they stood, and the terrific strength of tho storm was visible on every hand. In another place a pump was drawn out of the ground and deposited in the soil half a mile away, where it could be pumped, though pumping would fetch no water. Tho horse-power of a threshing machine, weighing 2,340 pounds, was raised as If it were a feather, and dropped a quarter of a mho from home. . i The house of Peter Blarsh was blown down, and one child killed. It is stated that all the rest of the fami ly, including seven children, were stripped of every vestige of clothing. Tho dead child was found eighty yards from the site of the dwelling. Mr. Campbell lost his wife. His two children badly hurt, Mr. Bevins, of Germantown, lost his barns and fences, and Hr. Lentz a new barn Just fin ished, - The town Blood In Imminent danger. Citizens saw the"columns approaching, and one gentleman bad cal culated that it would strike the post-office first. Bolt would, bad it come directly, and fortunately it did not, ' ' Three miles from here it seemed to jump over the. town, and tho next heard of it was C miles to the north west, where it seemed to land and continue its appall ing progress. It is calculated that it Jumped 10 miles, leaving all of that length of its course from here through Washington County, until it disappeared somewhere in the Mississippi Valley. OF THE STOBU. A wide diversity of opinion exists os to the rate at which the storm traveled. Twenty miles on hour is the opinion of a majority, but probably it moved much faster, as at nearly every point 3 o’clock is given as the hour at which it passed. It traversed a region of re markable lertility, over a rolling country. Borne of the hills, being quite steep, retarded its speed, but it probably moved with more rapidity than is generally, supposed. It dealt death and destruction wherever it went. . ; THEBEB SOBItOW Ip nearly every, household and the entire country is in active sympathy 'with those whotnourn. They know not how soon they themselves may be visited by a sim ilar calamity.; This event win not soon be forgotten. Those who bare lost friends will remember it while" they live, and so will those who have witnessed the de struction of property &nd the ruin spread over a wide strip. of our common country. More horrors' than have been enumerated might be told, but nothing more need be added to the lamentations that rise from 1 njanya broken heart. * The following is a list of the killed and wounded in Keokuk County a i far os known; KILLED, Peter Marsh’s child. Mrs. Campbell. Michael Fob’s child. Mrs. Engledingle and child. WOUKDED. Peter Marsh’s three children. Mr. Campbell’s two children. Manyard Jacobs. Hr. Ash and wife, lb*. Lowe. This list is given so for as known. There are all sorts of rumors afloat as to persons missing, and on allmatters pertaining to the disaster. The people ore exdtedaa well aa sad. • , THE LOSS OP PBOPEBTT " ia variously estimated at from SIOO,OOO to $200,000. but probably $75,000 will cover it all Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune . "Washesotoh, lowa, Juno 24r— Midnight,—This even ing I Interviewed quite a number of people, who have visited,the ground traveled over hy thn cyclone, with a view* of getting estimates of the damage done to property. A few place It as high aa $150,000/ bnt the majority think it is between $75,000 and SIOO,OOO. All the buildings raised to the ground, with two excep tions, were ordinaryfranxo structure*. To place the f&rma in as good condition as the? were before, will require an expenditure of fully the mean sum men tioned. .a. It is storming here- to-night? and the wind is high, Thursday's experience /has apparently bad a bad effect, many fearing' anotiiwr visitation of the hurrl v ../ i ■ } S V.-AvV. > .( t to The Vhicego Tribune, r f-. -".N ’ AT i DES MOINES, ':? r: >. iDnshfonres, May 2A—There was a severe thunder.; ; storm' here to-niglit,*accompanied by a heavyAyiud.» bloWkT down} and one house struck" by lightning. No are reported. The recent rains have swelled Qfo DesMolnes and Raccoon Rivers, and both have the highest stage of water seen ‘IN iuunois; - - Cattton, HI, -May 24.= On Thursday 'evening a' ter .liflC-Stona.. Ot-Wlnd and rain passed through tills county, west of the village of Avon. It was a regular tornadcl* It'apparently 'Commenced- Greek, north of Youngstown, in Warren County, faking a westerly direction, and ending near Avon, m Fulton County, swooping through a trade <o;to 100 rods in width, in which everything is rain; devastation,, and death. Many buildings were demolished,—indeed, everything is destroyed in the trade of the storm;— bdhees, barns, fences, orchards, etc. I learn of sev eral persona being killed in Warren County, and many badly injured.. The trade of the storm is scattered with dead fowls and cattle. The aggregate loss to the farmers must amount\to hundreds of thousands of dollarsr | -AT MEMPHIS. I Memphis, Term., May 24.—A gale, accompanied by. a heavy fall of rain, passed over the city at tf o’clock this evening, doing considerable damage. I The tow boat Little Alps, with two ‘ - barges in' tow.' when opposite the elevator, r was cspsl zed and sank in 100 feet of . water. ■' • The —bargee were oat loose and all hands saved. The boat belonged to Ladas Hiller, and was worth about $Sg000; insurance unknown. 1 The front wall of; Gage & Fisher’s cotton warehouse was blown down. A boy named Calile Pierce was se verelyinjured. The rear wall of Cooper Christian's cotton warehouse was also blown down. WALL STREET. Review of tlie Stocky and Produce Markets* Special Dirpatch to The Chicago Tribune,' j JtEW Tons, May 34.—Wa1l street’ was insufferably dull to-day. Honey ruled easy from 6to 7 per cent on coll. The bank statement, is unfavorable, showing a net loss of $899,800 in the legal reserve, which is a gen eral disappointment to the'street. ■* STOCKS • ■ wore duller than on any other day of the week. Aside from. Pacific Mall, and Erie, the changes were smell. The attendance at the Exchange Wus slim, and the market at times neglected. The bank statement had ho perceptible effect on prices. GOLD Was active, with'a farther. advance. The manoeuvres of the tmJl t _apmlAn»tion in golffia still the. subject of comment It is intimated that Gould is strengthening himself in gold at this time,to prevent the stock mar ket running away from him. The Vienna panic being at an “end, and the drain of gold from the Bank of England being chocked, it is reasonable to suppose that the bank rate might be 'reduced to such a figure as would send capital over, hero ice employment iu carrying a large load of stocks in this market. It is said that this is just what the great bull wants to pre vent, If possible, Ho has gauged the receptacles for money here, and knows about bow much can be--tolled in an emergency. If ho can keep money feverish by occasional squeezes,.ho can prevent time loans being made on stock opera tions, and compel parties who are to make- daily By preventing shipments of gold to Europe through a demoralization of the Ex change market, caused by cornering gold, ho intends to keep the' Bank of England rate firm/ and conse quently English capital will stay at home. Tire IMPORTS AC this port for the week ending to-day were $8,685, 219. ' , 1 *, bom>o. . -Governments were 'strong’ and prices advanced to the highest point of the season. The most important feature is the scarcity of all descriptions,' which causes a marked improvement whenever the demand becomes a little active. - rsevroa For flour the inquiry was light under a strongdis-. position , to-realize.. Moat grades under $3.00 wero easier, though there was little anxiety to realize' on winter wheat brands, No. 2 and ordinary extras wero .very * heavy, with more doing in sour. Sales, 6,700 brls ; receipts, 0,334 brla. Wheat was better, the wants of shippers compelling them to pay some advance on No. -2 spring to complete cargoes. The'offefings of good spring are limited: Winter was quiet but firm. Bales,-87,600 bu ; receipts, 67,570 bn. , Fork was quiet and easier for June delivery. May is quoted at about $10.02#. The solos, cash and regu lar, were about 176 brls, at $17.00 for new mess, and $15.C0 for rumps. For future .delivery, 250 brls for June sold at $16.62#. Receipts.* 145 pkgs. Cut meats were generally quiet, but for ary salted meats there was more demand, and 125 boxes medium hams sold at 11c. Dry salted shoulders are quoted at 7#@7#c. Sales of 7,500 lbs pickled bellies were made p t,, 11 lbs average are quoted 90. Beceipta, 487 pkgs.' Bacon was fairly active, and prices about the same, with sales of 1,200 boxes of short dear 9c spot. Long clear is quoted at B#c. Lard was quiet and rather unsettled. West ern is quoted at 9 I-160 on the spot and for May. For future delivery, the badness reported embraced 500 tes for May at 9 1-lGc, and 250 ics for July at-9 7-lGc, Receipts, 819 pkgs. THE - JUDICIAL CONTEST. JU XEL Cmlg’s Nomination for tbe Sa> premo Court BatlCied at Tates City, 111*, by a Small meeting of Farmers* Special LiepaUh to The Chicago Tribune, . Oat.esbueq, HL, May Hi.— A notice appeared in an Elmwood paper that a Farmers 1 Convention would be held at Yates dty on the 2*th at 10 a. m., to be ad dressed by A. M. -Craig. Tbe farmers* clubs and grangers of the adjoining towns were invited. At the appointed time some twenty or thirty, mostly delegates from farmers* clubs were in attendance. It was ru mored that Mr. Craig would sot arrive till 3 o’clock, p. m. At 2p. m. the meeting was called to order, and Mr. Enable, of Salem, called to the chair. The Chair an nonneed that the meeting was called by the Grange to-ratify the nomination'of Ur. Craig, and thattbe grangers and members of farmers* clubs, who approved the nomination, were' invited to take part, and that, no other business was in order; ■that Mr, Craig had boon invited to' address them but advices Just received from . him from Mendota Informed him that flb could not ho S resent After a speech from James H. Stewart, the •emocratfo candidate for Circuit Judge, a resolu tion ratifying Mr. Craig’s nomination was passed, and the Chair then gave notice that the work of the Convention was done; that the Balom Grange would continue in session for private business, and that the grangers who could make themselves known at the gate would be welcome. The delegates and others present from other towns thereupon retired consider ably disgusted. Mr. Emery of the Praint Far mer, all the way from Chicago, to boo * and hear Mr. Craig, jerked up bis carpet-bag, and exclaim ed u I am for home; two nights* riding; one whole day loafing—aU to hear that resolution read.** Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, • Axtbobs, HI., May Si.—Tbe formers of Kane, Ken ; doll and DuPage Counties met in the City Hall here in Judicial-Convention, and nominated the Hon. Sylvan ’ Wilcox, of Elgin. Many of the most prominent dti~ : zens. Including several Supervisors, were present, and : exhibited a degree of unanimity that promises a hard fight. The friends of Mr. Wheaton feel that it will be a close contest, and are working unceasingly. Judge ' Wilcox is very popular, and highly respected for his integrity. Moanzaow,' Whiteside Co., HL, May 24.—'The Whiteside County Central Grange, representing eigh teen subordinate granges of this county, mot here to*' day and passed the following: -Heaofoetf, That it is the sense of the Whiteside County Central Grange that the Hon. W. Wheaton is entitled to our confidence for the position of Judge of the Third Judicial District, and we hereby recom mend Mm to tbe farmers throughout tbe District. THE LUMBER TRADE. Suspension of a Combination of Twelve 1/eadiDfFinni In tbc Trade* Special Dispatch la The Chicago Tribune. New Tons, May'24,—A . dispatch from Troy an ' norm™ 1 * the suspension of twelve prominent lumber ■Arms on account of the failure of the combination to ; control the Western lumber market; with liabilities amounting to $9,000,000. Three of these Arms, Messrs. Dodge & Co., Orson Bicharda, and F. Wadams & Co., |do business in this city. Watson & TwitcheH, who are named in the dispatchas belonging to Chicago, is a : firm in Newark N. J. On application this afternoon for particulars, at No.' 69 Wall street, to the’ firm of ’Dodge & Co., the members said, that the persons, named formed a combination early last summer, not to control the..Western .lumber market, v but for mutual interest in disposing of their manufactured lumber to the best advantage. They had in their pos : session'a great amount of lumber, amounting to 300,- 000,000 feet, much.of which they were obliged to carry i over irutfc winter. This action was necessitated by the stringent mousy market, high freights on the lakes, : and the unusual backwardness of the season. As so much capital, otherwise available, was thus locked up, ' and as the stronger firms were hampered by their con nection with others, all became embarrassed In their resources. Messrs. 6. W. Barnard, White & Co., Page . & Co., and Dodge 6 Co. invited air prominent bank officers, representing from ono-tbira .to one-half of their creditors in amount, to make on examination of their affairs. This Committee have made a careful scrutiny of the entire business, and on. the 20th inst.. reported that the resources of the firms were largely in excess of the claims ' against them, but in conse quence of the peculiar character of the lumber trade, in which nearly eighteen months is required to turn the money invested, it is deemed advisable for their creditors to gnnt them reasonable time to turn their assets into cash. In consequence of this State of affairs the business of these firms is temporarily interrupted. Mr. Bichords, it is said, is the largest manufacturer of spruce and hemlock in the country. The combination was chiefly devoted to pine lumber. The aggregate liabilities of the firms la said to. bo actually about $3,000,000.. ' - •• " • Ocean Steamship Hero*, 'n Hew, Toss, May JL—Arrived, the steamship Jar thla, from Liverpool. lejitdos. May it. — Arrived ooVtlie-steamablpeAl* geria and Mevadi, from Sew Tort,.. •;■■rj 'i- v . Defeat and'ißesignation of Pres lident TMers ami Ministry. / y/\ \ s v \>- --y \ v Elected Jiis Sne — cesser. , . ... 3 ' " Details of the Recent Panio in-Vienna— | - The Era of Speculative Bubbles. . Particulars of.the Death of John: I i VxasuLLES, May 34. —The debate upon the interpel lation of the Government was resumed this morning. Thiers, in accordance •with the notice given yesterday by Minister Uufsufe, addressed the Assembly, urging the definite establishment of the Republic, ttu utter* ancea were received with load cheers by the Left, while the Bight remained silent. Upon the conclusion of Thiers'speech the Assembly took a recess. > The Assembly reconvened at 2 o’clock this afternoon, and, after an energetic'speech by Caslmer Peretro, Minister of the Interior, rejected, by a vote of 363 against 348, the simple order of the day, proceeding from the Left and supported by the Government. Ah order''of the day, proposed by the Bight, declaring, that the present form .of Govern ment was * not under discussion, and regretting that the.- reconstruction of the ministry did nob afford conservative guarantees, was then adopted by a vote of S6O against 344. Upon the announcement of the result of the vote, Baragnon, member of the Right, said, the supreme Interests of the country required that the Government phould hot remain sHeub. His remarks were received with noisy protestations by the Left. When the tu mult had subsided, Baragnon resumed, and proposed, a night session of the Assembly. Dufaure, Minister of Justice, ascended the tribune mid declared that France would not remain a moment without a Government, notwithstanding too vote just cast. “ There exists;” h8 said, “ a President and the Republic. The Ministers would answer for the main tenance of order.” They would consult with the President, and agree to a night sitting. The Left shouted, “Why will the Government thus set. Europe and posterity an example of this monstrous ingratitude $” The Right insisted that the Govern ment should promptly communicate its decision to tho Assembly. After further debate, which was conducted amidst the greatest excitement, it was decided to have a night session, and recess was taken until evening. The result of the votoe caused intense excitement, and the streets were crowded with people eagerly awaiting - the developments of the night’s sitting. Versailles, May 24—Evening.—The Assembly re sumed Its session at 8. Dufaure, Minister of Justice, announced that Ministers bad tendered their resigns tions to Thiers, who had accepted them. . Ptifanro then handed to Buffet, the President of tho Assembly, a message from President Thiers announc ing that no delivers back to the Assembly the high functions which had been conferred upon him. The reading of the message produced a profound sensation in the Chamber. General Cbangarnicr and the Duke do Broglie moved that the Assembly Immediately eppoint a suc cessor to Thiers. This motion caused terrific uproar. The Left moved that the resignation of Thiers be not accepted. This motion was rejected by a vote of 3C3 against 339. The resignation of Thiers was then formally accepted. Buffet fruitlessly attempted to eulogize Thiers. The members of the Left endeavored to secure an ad-. j comment of the election, but the Bight Insisted upon choosing a President immediately. A vote was then taken, and it resulted in the election of Marshal Mac- Mahon, who received 390 votes. Tbo Deputies.of the Left abstained- from* voting.- A committee was ap pointed to wait upon Marshal Mac Mahon and inform him that he bad beau elected President of the Bepublic. The Committee was headed by Buffet, who, upon retirin g, temporarily banded over, the Presidency of the Assembly to Goulard, who was enthusiastically cheered by thcHight upon taking the. seat. Upon the. return of the Committee, Buffet resumed the chairj j and announced that Marshal Mac Mahon had accepted the Presidency of the Bepublic," though not without pain. Buffet also stated that the Ministers would temporarily remain. - The crowds in the streets and In front of the Legis lative Chamber increased os night advanced, and, when the result of the proceedings in the Assembly was made known, there were loud shouts of “ Vive le Thiers," and “ Vive la Eepubllque.” There were no attempts at disorder, and the -people quietly dis persed. New Tors, May 24.—1n London, this being the fif ty-fourth recurrence of the birthday of Queen Victoria, to-day was kept as a half-holiday, and was ushered in by the firing of salutes and the ringing of bells. Dur ing the day there was a review of the military, and in the evening the city will bo illuminated. New York. May 24.— I The London Daily .Vines of May 12, publishes a dispatch dated Nice, May 11, from Dr, Gurney, John Stuart Mill’s attending physician, from which it appears that he was in fair health and good spirits up to the time of his attack of erydpelos, which rapidly ran. its fatal course In the short space of four . days.. This disease is epidemic in the low-lying clay ground about* Avig-' non. Ho knew the dtuationwas not healthy, but had purchased a house and ‘grounds only because they were close to the cemetery, where his .wife was buried fifteen years ago, and in order that he might spend as much of his time as possible near ber.tomb.' The house, moreover, was densely surrounded by trees, which he would not allow to be touched, lest the .nightingales-abounding in the neighborhood should - quit the spot. The avenue under the shade of which be composed and studied, was filled with these birds. Mr. Mill suffered but little except in swallowing, and from the heat and weight of the enor mous swelling which came over his face and neck. Yet he learned the fatal nature of tbo attack with calm ness and resignation. His expressed desire that ha might not outlive his mental faculties and suffer from - long, wasting disease was gratified, for his great intel lect remained clear to the last moment. His wish that. bis funeral might bo quiet and simple was attended to by his loving step-daughter with devoted solicitude. The funeral took place in tho simplest fashion,—the French doctor, Protestant pastor, and myself alone being present with the family. Prayer was offered at the grave, and a moat touching address was made by the pastor. Then the oeautiful - tomb of his wife was • opened, and he was placed by the side of her he loved so well. Nxw Tone, May 24.—A letter from Vienna of the 10th says: The panic was at its height on the Qtb, when more than 100 failures were announced. Many old respectable hanking houses have gone on tbe list of bankrupt, along with a crowd of mushroom con cerns, which sprang up under the influence of the. mania for speculation that has prevailed during the post year. In the great crisis of 1669 tbe total loss occasioned by the fall of stocks quoted on the Bourse amounted to 25,000,000 florins. Already it has exceeded ten times that amount. The chief sufferers are the now speculative banks and numerous building companies. Hundreds of bubble companies were organized, and their stock was snatebed up at prices absurdly inconsistent with the ; prospects of profit they offered. Almost every day r saw new banks organized with mythical capital, whoso stock was palmed off upon the credulous public by the influence of the names of a few Barons and Counts upon the list** of Directors, and by the puffing of sul> sidized 'newspapers. The building companies out numbered the hanks, and were about as unworthy of trust. ' They undertook everything, from erecting monster hotels to putting up soda-water fountains. Cotton and woolen factories, iren-works, brew eries, mills. &c., were built without any re gard to tho demand that existed for their products, and the speculative fever induced people to buy stock, not as on investment, but in the hope that the next day somebody would give a higher price for it. Hundreds of costly buildings have been erected in Vi enna by these building companies in a style of ele gance before unknown here. Great apprehension is felt that the catastrophe will ultimately involve the general mercantile and manufacturing interests of the Empire, and produce a serious disturbance in all kinds of business. If the panic goes no further than tho Stock Exchange, although the victims will. bo. num bered by thousands, and tho indirect effects of tho crisis will be felt for a long time, tho lesson it will teach will perhaps be worth the cost. - -Febpionan, May 24,—The Carlists deny that the vol unteers who surrendered at Sanahuja were butchered. They state that they hold them subject to an exchange' for Carlists. Madbid, May 24.—The Council of Ministers yester day. in postponing the elections in Cuba for Deputies to the Constituent Cortes, fixed upon no day.' Barcelona, May 24.—Two corpses have been found near Uauern, with a placard on each, bearing these words; M Killed while attempting to assassinate Don Alfonso.” The levy of young men Ordered by Gen. Velarde is well received, ■ Many manufacturers will continue the salaries of their operatives while they, are in the ser vice. Juntas are forming to promote the enforcement of the levy. Boats, May 24.—The Pope contemplates anathema tizing members of the Italian Cabinet and all others Who are proposing to secularize the monasteries. Elaborate preparations are making for the funeral of Count Manzeoni. New Tons. May 24.—Callao dates of the 6th state that a large fire had burned the Hotel Comerdo and several other buildings, entailing a loss of SBOO,OOO. No Americans suffered. New Yoke, ATsy 2-(. —Panama date, to Hay. IS aro received by the steamer Henry Cbsnncey. A Commissioner has been sent to President Heirs, from Panama, to bring him back to assume the head of the Government, The Prefect of Asplnirall, Senor Pernett, was Acting President. An amnesty had been arranged and the expenses of the late trouble wore to be assumed by the State Department, ' During the lighting in Panama, the national troops lost twenty-three killed and ‘thirty wounded, and the State troops double that number. Considerable prop erty outside the city hoe been destroyed. The guard furnished fay Admiral flteedman remains, protecting FOREIGN. Stuart Mill. rr _ „ FRANCE. GREAT BRITAIN. AUSTRIA. SPAIN. ITALY. PERU. CENTRAL AMERICA. the railway and steamship property, hut the force of 130 men furnished to the darena was withdrawn. Most of the znllltls, blacks. outside of the city hare •taken to the woods with their arms. > Ex-President Correas remains by request of thocttt-* zens TmtiTperfect tranquillity is restored.- • Gen. Bamoa has been elected Cqnatltntioii&l Preel- : dent of Guatemala, and the rebel faction dispersed, i It is stated that Senor Palacios, who recently arrived \atj Panama, has purchased the steamer 'Gen.’"' Sherman, - and la now arming her « v to, prtv ceed' to._pmoa, Honduras, overthrow the;, present-. Government, replace Medina in the Presidency, then organize on army, cross the frontier, uniting with disaffected Indians of Quesaltenango, and revolu- Jlonize Guatemala,, BRAZIL Lisbon, May 24.—Advices from Bio de Janeiro to tho 3d instr statelhatthe Emperor of Brazil had closed the old and opened the newXegislature. A number of reforms were promised. ' - RELIQIOUS. Tlie Preibyterian General Assembly) North, Jat j Baltimore—Proceeding* ; yesterday* , „ Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, . '• BAXtTDcosXy" May 24,—Hie Assembly b>day mant-' feats the' purpose to hasten anadjournment by limit- ; ink the speeches of others than Secretaries'and Chair-' men of committees to toe minutes. Notwithstanding. thla> there was much profitless talking. Many Coro-' znlssloners are-parttoululy interested in r one depart ment of the Church’s work, and ignorant or careless of aU others. Consequently, each report is followed by speeches from men moved by the spirit to interpret its meaning, orinsist upon Its merits. This kind of person al display.was checked three times to-day by. operation - 0/ the previous question. The colored Commissioner who spoke, to-day on the report of. the Freedmen’s Committee has been a Presbyterian minister twenty years,and was long a missionary in Africa. His oration was carefully prepared, with the exception of the in troduction and close. The transitions from one kind* of speaking to another were very apparent. The Assembly was much pleased with his spirit and intel ligence, and especially with the declaration that the freedmen only ask the whites to heal the wounds they have inflicted. The report of the Committee on Manses was roughly treated. ■ It contemplated the continuance of the Com mittee to encourage the building of parsonages, and the' appropriation of $3,000 to pay the salary and traveling expenses of the Chairman. Leading men In - the Assembly opposed the report and* the whole scheme of manse erection, william E.'. Podge especially objecting to the expenditure of money for such an object. Others said that the Com mittee was only established on the understanding that Its existence should be temporary, and that no salaried' official would be demanded. In tho midst of this ani mated debate, one member said that Mr. Wilson, the Chairman of tho Manse Committee had acted historian of the Church without pay; that he had a perfect mania for collecting valuable documents pertaining to Presbyterianism, and that bis continuance In tho work of erecting manses with a roving commission and ex penses, paid would be a profitable investment. To this a Missouri Commissioner answered that the Church could not afford to hire roving maniacs to write its history. This utterance caused much feeling... ; Mr. Wijson being an amiable and pious man. Just before the morning adjournment J. B. Dunn at tempted to introduce a resolution requiring an apology for the offensive remark, but the Moderator ruled that it was out of order; and brought down the gavel in the - midst of much conrosion. The only matter of interest 'in tho report of the Committee on Theological Semi naries was the recommendation that the Danville .Seminary bo surrendered to -its Trustees, with s view to harmonizing the differences between the Southern and Northern Churches. The Bov. C. L. Thompson, . Commissioner from Chicago, has been called home by serious illness in bla family*^ [To the Associated Press.] ■ Bautimobe, May 21.— The Presbyterian General . Assembly to-day appointed a consider* ..and report to the next General Assembly, the subject of issuing a free paper. The report of. the Board of Church Erection Fund showed receipts during the post year of $110,744; number of churches contribut ing, 2,903; not contributing, 2,827; amount expended •In aid of churches/ $88,091; churches receiving rid, 'l6O. During the last three years the Board have com* Jpletcd 585 churches, free of debt, and secured church ‘property worth $3,000,000. The Board recommend ; that in future not more than SI,OOO be allowed in aid of any church. The report and recommendation were j adopted. The report of the Committee on Manses was taken up and.discussed until recess. After recess the special order —the report of the Committee on Missions for the Freedmen—was submitted, with the recommends* ; tion that the Assembly commend the missions for the freedmen to the sympathy and hearty support of the whole Church. The reports show that the receipts dur ing the year were $63,125; expenditures, $59,260,. The report gives an interesting account of the num ber .of churches, Sunday-schools, mission ary associations, communicants, Sunday-school scholars, Ac. The Ber. A. 0. McClellan. Secretary of the regular Committee on Missions of the Freedmen, addressed the Convention, and was followed by the Ber. E. J. Adams, colored, who delivered a forcible speech. Other speeches were made, and the report was adopted. The Committee on Church Polity re ported. The Assembly adjourned until 8 p.m., when the report on Theological Seminaries will be con sidered. At the session to-night, the report on Theological Bcmminaries was adopted. A debate arose on a prop osition to omit all «irh as **D, p„ n ** T.T., T> lf » Ac., in the official rolls of the church, and the subject was referred to a committee to report to the present Assembly. Several resolutions not of general interest were referred. The Assembly then adjourned until 9 , o’clock Monday morning. - - - - LOUISIANA. -- Tbe Congrenional Excursion Party Bored by tlie Kelloi” and BcEnory Factionb-Hui Fort St. FblUp Canal Scherae-Tlte Cu«tonz-Isou*e Bins' and tlze ■ Towing Swlndle>-Sypber oni tVarmoth-Thc President’s Pro cJamatlon-Doit It Is Begarded. Special Diepatch to The Chicago Tribune, New OaixAss, May 24.—The Congressional party returned from the month of the rirer at Ba. m., and leave by.special train for the North at 4p, m. - The partisans of both Kellogg and' McEnery- are doing aQ they know to gain adherents among the ■ Congressmen, and they have so far . succeeded that a few Representatives will remain over and- partake. of. the private hospitalities of Kellogg, Warmoth, Ho* Enery, and other politicians. None of the Congress men have committed themselves to an espousal of cither • side, but they listen eagerly to all.. statements -in . order to - take • action in* the next Congress, and nearly all the Representatives are pledged to support the Fort St Philip Canal scheme.-' It is Judged feasible, there be ing only one lock requisite, and the remainder of t> o work consists of mere excavating, except at the mouth of the river, where some jetties are to be put up..' The cost will be $6,000,000 to $7,000,000. An attempt la made to load this simple scheme with all aorta. of im provements, estimated to cost nearly $30,000,000 la the aggregate, but the Congressmen are unanimous that the schema win not bear loading with anything else. The present channels were IT feet deep, and can be kept by" the present appropriations at a convenient' depth of 20 feel, but the Government dredging officers complain that the Tow* Boat Company, which is said to be owned by the Custom-House ring, with Grant’s brother-in-law, Casey, at their head, deliberately run ships ashore. When they are forced to tow them in, they protend there is no water. When they can avoid towing them in. they do so, preferring to let them. ! ’ stick in the mud until the tugs ore called to tow thprq | off Into port, at the rate of SI,OOO per hour. * The offl* 1 cera say they can keep up a constant depth of 20 feet, but, with such a game as this going on, it is practi cally useless to do so. They therefore favor the w»t>*v Some anger was displayed by the friends of the Tow-Boat. Company .at these candid disclos ures, but Lieut. Glynn, Maj. Howell, ' and Capt. Davis did not flinch. A pilot testified that he had run a vessel ashore by orders, so as to* se cure the SI,OOO per hour for the Tow-Boat Company, - Hr, Sypher, one of Kellogg’s members of Con gress, and cx-Gov, Warmoth, yesterday evening, had a sharp battle of words on board tho boat, andean ex change of pistol shots was momentarily expected, Sypher charged Warmoth with having perpetrated the biggest steals In Louisiana ever known, and Warmoth retorted that Sypher was mad because he did’ n*> have a hand In. * Both parties are deluging the Congressmerv listen a great deal and say nothing, with polltWi dresses, tracts, and pamphlets, . : No effort whatever was prodnced by Grant’s procla mation,- It Is regarded as having been lidstS' on , by; Senator and sSatScS Pen ter Is regarded as a nan vie toi stated views here that are In : direct onx»i® to the views ho expressed to his constlKs in •Wisconfin, The people have lort faith in him, and speak of him as one who la as ready to do Granti M ding as any of the Badlcals. He olrtainly*S?heS , to be hand-tn-glove with Kellogg, If all thattoSd ha trne, and his published ntterlnies Jrewrtbwto? one would not have expected of him. “*■ No language can describe the bitter feeßng he .. Nearly to a man the merchants, traders, antt W / e ‘ classes Insist that-their choice, and the'oLolco t/ people was McEnery, and they angrily Federal Government for interfering. Tlevaav Grant would withdraw his they their own again inside of tan hours, Bledica) in IHassocliviaetts. Boston, May 2*.—The Board of Trial of wr..™' chusetts Medical Society, which recaoSfr wS JStoto Eg" parties having been fully heard, and tbhevidantoand the argemenls on gxi side fnily rSrSdoSd! too Chargrt and spcciflcafions arc .an tody toe of and unworthy an honorable physician. by oractiainir Therefore is recommended sion from the Massachusetts Medical Society. V TMe Atlantic Death-Roll. Nyy Yobh, May 34.—Four hundred and twenty- bodies have been recovered from the wreck of IhesjMmahlp Atlantic,leaving 118 passengers unac counted for. Nearly a dozenbodiea of the lost cabin passongurs are still missing, and, although all the state-rooms have not been examined Is not thought that any bodies win be found in them when mitered, os the psssengers are believed to have escaped to, the deck when-informed of their Im pending danger after the vessel struck. - - - New Nona, May 24.-A Halifax tetter on the Interment of the bodies of the passengers of toe steamship AUantto says: “ The aravt, or trenches la many cases arc scarcely deep enotißh to allow the codas to rest more than a few inches below the earth’s surface. The bear* tVatos have washed away what little earth corer ring there was. and to-day there are hundreds of [cQfflni exposed to view. In many instances twa bodies are crowded into a single box, and in soma cases even three; and, in order to econo, mizelnthe nfetter of apace, they are often placed in two and three deep. At the feet of these graves and rude oofflna are modest tablets, -which record the sufferings and deaths of hundreds cf men, women, and children. _EIHSBURGH., Two Children Horned to JDcath-.De. coration Day—War on tbe Hanging Signs* j ITrrsDunan, May 04. while two Ht tle'girla,''bne the daughter Mr.. W. the other of Mr.' \Vlefring, -residing at Shady ■ •were - : at - 7 play, one \ applied a Ughted match to the-month of a dsn filled with.carbon oQ, An explosion followed, and in an instant the clothing of "the children was saturated with oil.' They wera ; enveloped in flames, and burned to a crisp. The Mayors of Pittsburgh and Alleghany City hava issued'a proclamation requesting' that isJTbuaineas houses be closed on Decoration D ay. A crusade Is in progress' against merchants who have been ‘obstructing the ddowaus with signs, Ac, Over four hundred suits have already been institute d; 'and others are being pre pared. THE ELETEff O’CLOCK: LAW. Sow It Was Obeyed X*ast PTlghl««. Gapt* Lull Not to Be Tampered WUh* : It was presumed by the authorities that last night* jbelng jtetutday night, when the saloons are liberally .patronized, the 11 o’clock ordinance would be" gener jally disregarded. The saloon-keepers of the Soutia however, dosed their doors promptly, and them <were no arrests made. Those of thftWbst Side warn £ees obedient to the law. • Perhaps they failed! •Jto remember that ..there had. been a change •of Police Captains in their district, Oapt, LnH, having t anticipated their action, attended personally to the ir* reata of the offenders, and was among his men during the entire evening. Joseph Zeneschek, the burly pro* prictor of the -Briggs House saloon, who had defied) arrest repeatedly, was reported, as being open, at. fifteen minutes after -11' o’clock. - lionnds jznan Vesey, ‘ with’ three men, 'down land Informed him that he, with hie bar* | tenders was under arrest, The saloon was ‘the time with a crowd of patrons, many of whom gave 'vent to their feelings In inebriated yells when the : officers entered, Zeneschek at first hissed resistance through bis teeth, and was very mad. Tho officers, however, informed him that they meant, .to -arrest him, and resistance would only causa Mm difficulty. The lights were finally put out. the doors dosed," and, followed by the moo of persons whohad been put out of the saloon, Zene schek and bis bar-tenders wera taken to the Union Street Station; Zeneschek very authoritively demand |ed that his bail-bond be made ant at once. Capt. LuIL (however, informed him that ho was over hasty,and would be compelled to wait a while, whereupon Zeno-- . sehek looked at the Captain with a look - which plain!/ 1 indicated that he thought him the cause of all his 1 trouble, Pive other offenders were arrested, butia. : no case was there any violent resistance offered. CITY ITEMS. At 10 o'clock yesterday morning a Utile boy namei’ Willie Joyce, 4 years olcL while Bitting on a small pii*» of lumber in front of Ho, 121 Canal port av-mue, wa a> ; knocked off ‘by a- passing •wagon, and taffiy InjuredJ, His left arm was broken, • near the elbow, and be was Injured internally. _ About half-past 8 o’clock last evening an unknowns man jumped off the railing of the Madison stme bridge-into the river, and, before he was rescued, was drowned. Ho wore a black coat and brown pants. B» was about 5 feet 8 Inches high, and had the appeannea of being a sailor. He was spparently about 35 year* old. The body was taken to the morgue. In Ms pockok was a 5-cent nickel. < Aie alarm of firs from box 375, at 7 o’clock tastj evening, was occasioned by flames being discovered ia? a small frame building Ho. 205 West Washington street,owned byF. Gold, and occupied by Hodgaa Jennell, as a fruit-store. Damage to building, S3BCb Damage to stock, SSO. Fully insured in tbs Nonlr Missouri Insurance Company. The - fire originated from a kettle of hot sugar. sporting-, H*w Tors, May 24.—Maurice Daly, champion, haa> accepted the challenge of Albert Cornier to play * billiard match involving the championship and pos*. session of the diamond cue. Base Ball—Athletics, 11; Mutuals, 7, Bostok, May 24.—805e Ball—Bostons, 0; mores, 7. Pnrr.iniT.TurTA May 34.—Base' Ball—RifladelpMat. 5; Atlantic®, 1. Hew Tore, May 24.—The rival trotting associations;? having settled their differences, the trot for the pursi of $3,500, between Judge Fullerton and Gazelle, vfll‘ taka place on Prospect Park track, May 30. Special JHipatth to The Chicago Tribune*. New Yobs, May 24, —The Athletics and Mtxtusljh played a return game on the Union Grounds this after* noon in presence of 2.000 spectators. The playing wafc remarkable only for the wild throwing of the Mutual third baseman, BeTlap, who was substituted for NeW son, deposed. This lost the Mutuals an easy Tlctory* Tunings— 1234 5 V 18 ® * Mutuals...... ...1 0 0 <V- % Athletics... ..2 OJI i*o 8 1 4—ll ' First base by errors: Mutual*, \. athletics, 8 i runs earned: Mutuals, 2; AthleUr, q . w W roifl: Mutuals, 17; Athletics, fl, . * "War Deparm«nfWerji, er Prognostics. - Tannoaace and the Golf and South All»* gtuteo. southwesterly W wutheustoly winds, partly cloudy and warm ■weather. For the Northwest Upper lAkea, and thance to the Lower Ohio and Mrjaouri Valleys, northeasterly and southeasterly wlav generally clear and cooler weath cr. For the Tdik&a, Upper Ohio. Valley, and Middle States to northwesterly, gener ally clear w and lower temperature. For Cana da and New { England, -warm weather, souther ly and accompanied .with light rain on the coast <v tjae former. - -- . • •A. station win be established on the summit of Pike* Peak. Texas Cattle-Stealing* "Bbowxsville, Texas, Hay 34.—T0-day’s Sentintt, Enumerating various cattle robberies this month, by armed Moytramn, the number stolen and crosscut Into Mexico, within a radius of sixty miles of this city, r.t not less than 1,000 head, while higher up the river "proportional numbers have been driven into Mexico. The reported raid of GoL McKenzie into the Klckapoo camp in Mexico, and punishment of tbs' Indians, has caused very general satisfaction h«i\ and will tend to lessen depredations If, the policy ia carried out. ‘ . A Swindler Caixglic* Bt. Louis, Hay 21.—John T. Habnnan. - mum. phla leather merchant, who went inU ; i:w,- and perpetrated forgeries upon hla <r four months ago, to the amour ,1 nf SlO 000 was arrested here, and taken back to vittSmiSiiM bv night, by a detective who came from Gov. Hartranft. Holzmau hw In Chicago.' He has slendered ' JLi during Ms stay in this city. - moat 01 meW} A Victim of V lolence. f-The body of a man *a» tS, • Charl^ l ™ « wednewuy. -The Corcnr i nqnM t on Thur*- t that he had come -fince. He had a bullet wS * rope* Hed with a hangman’* • *, endM* ankles werealso tied J/JS?«J ri^t?o^/waß6<> decomposed that the . “ WMwUta or fiaavy Land Slide* . - serious land . Jde has occurred on the Pittsburgh & ConncUsvQle Railroad, in a deej > cot near Southampton, 23 miles west of Cumber lax td, The first fall of earth and rocks took place on Saturday last, another on Tuesday, and has been fal’dfcag at intervale since, and the track is now covered t’io the depth of 60 feet and for a dia tance of 10 or 100 feet,' A large force of men has been at work and night building around tho cut s ttsa- P®wy track, which was completed to-day. • Killed His Daughter* ' f k 24mrme. May 24. —Frank Dennis, a cook caffl* river, residing at No. 90 Hill street, found Ida daugbtar 'fanny, aged 16, in a house of Hi-fame to-dij. After taking her home he began to beat her. Saddentf she staggered and fell against a sewing machine, md in a few minutes expired. Ah inquest was held tola, verdict rendered that she come to her death from bkm» inflicted by her father. Dennis surrendered to lice and was jailed. Obituary* ’Wasbutotok, May , 24.—President Early,- ■ct-.ft* Georgetown Jesuit Colleges, died fMs Afteiaoaacs paralysis. . * BxchHonn, May24.—James W. WaHack, cfKe* York City, died to-day in a sleeping-car whfla<«o r®r* from South Carolina homeward, accompanied 1 by; bi* wife. His disease was consumption, Ths. will be sent on to-night. Railroad News* FO3TEZBS Mosnos, May 24.—Waahinf rtoo and John £*. Faran, dr. the Cincinnati Si uniir&t other gentlemen of that dty, are here ex irr <ri,flg the relative merits of •Norfolk, Torktow n* port News as the terminus for the Cheer ,p«aka k Ob* Railroad. Telegraphic BreriU es* ' -James Woods, a poor laborer of TTtic a, Ind* i* J*;! holder of ticket No. 80,777, which dj ,-ew the c*!®* 1 prize in the Omaha lottery.. . .. Hans Christenson and Chris Oleum, two respectively 37 and 28, whfle boating c a Cedar BujV at Cedar Falla, lowa, last night, were carried over r* dam and drowned. The bodies have! not yet I* 4B , .covered,* ~ ‘j ' Tha dlstfllary of Mr. McNeills, of . Aim , Morris. Hh, was seized last week fay's a oO«® “ 5. United States Internal Bevenna Department, laxPSZ payment of taxes. Itvdll bo sold at an eam&.iL, premises, together with SIS barrels c f hlghsiow. the 6th of June. Mr. McNeills, with counsel, h* 1 ™ to Washington to try to fix ns ihs ms ttev.',.'

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