26 Mayıs 1873 Tarihli Chicago Daily Tribune Gazetesi Sayfa 1

26 Mayıs 1873 tarihli Chicago Daily Tribune Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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VOLUME CLOSING-OUT SAXE. PEEEMPTOEY CLOW-OUT SALE. On. Account of Removal To my new establishment, on or about July 1,1 will offer my entire stock FOB THE NEXT THIRTY DATS AT COST, O. MENDELSON, M HaliEDI, ■ MUM.' . NEW PUBLICATIONS. HEADY JUNE 1. LAWS OF 1873; GROSS* EDITION. Uniform in efjle end arranjnnnont' with Grota' Statutes of Illinois, contalnlo* KVERx LAW passed hr the Twentr-elghth General Assembly ol Illi nois, eztesslTslx annotated with references to eote and/ aessfons repealed and to acts olted In the text, oompllsd. bjW, L. Gross, Springfield, 111. Fries. 93, post-paid. STANDARD ILLINOIS LAW BOORS. The Statutes of Illinois, Gross'. Vol. 1 93-00 The Statutes o! Illinois, Gross*, Vol. *i 6.00 Township Organization- now edition, with laws of . 1878. ReaifflQ Jans L 35 Illinois Criminal Cods, Gross'.. 4.50 Index to Laws of Illinois. Public and Private, Grots’ 8.00 Wood A Long’sllKaols Digest, new edition, a v 01*.,. 15.00' Bill's Common Law Practice, Illinois, 9v015... 15.00 Bill's Ohanceiy Law Practice, Illinois, I v 01......... 7.60 pnterbaush'a Illinois Practice and Pleadings, Cnlrd edition 7.60 An/ of tho above sent, (jyrrtco. 94 Washlngton-st.. Chicago, 111. BUSINESS CHANCES, Fill SM Of a Valuable Ronr 111 mil Oto Prop- BFty, Belli Real aM Personal,, to Close a Copartners®. In conieqnoaeo of the death of Tbos. A. Throp, of the Ist© firm of Tbos. A. Throp ft Co., the undersigned will •ell, to oloae the copartnership, all the real and personal property owned by said Ann, on SATURDAY, MAY 81, 1873, on the premises, between the hour* of 10 o’clock a. m. and 4 o’clock p. in,, eltnato In the flourishing town of Troy, Madison County. Illinois, 17 tnllet from St. Louis, on the St. Louis, Vanaalia ft Torre Haute Railroad, con sisting of a flrst-olaaa brick floor-mill, with a capacity of 800 barrels pot day, situate In one ot the beat whoal-grow* Ing counties in the State—plenty of water, homes, cooper* shops, staro-sheds and stables, together with about fire acres of land. Also, a large quantity of personal prop* arfr, consisting of horses, wagoc-', harness, Ac. Terms of payment: One-third cub: balance to suit purchasers, with 8 per cent Interest. Fanners and roorohanta will do well to attend this sals, As the same Is made to Wind np and settle partnership. MARY M. THROP, _ , SAMUEL J. THROP, ■xeentora of the estate of Thomas A. Throp, deceased. JOHN CARNEY. Bnrrlrlng partner ot the firm of T. A. Throp ft 00. WATCHMAKERS & JEWELERS. FOR SALE ! An old established Jewelry Store with a good ran of oni* fcomers. Tbo stock on band not largo; In a city of 10.000 Inhabitant* in Northern Illinois. Apply for particular* At HENRY OPPENHEIMEB ft 00.’5., Ifi* Stole-st,, Chicago; 196 Broadway. N. Y. REAL ESTATE. FOR SALE. Comer Mleblgan-sr. and Adams-at., Lot 37 foot front •aaronuoby 109 on Adami-ct./nith 10-foot alley In roar; •no block from Gardner and Matteson Houses, two blocks from Palmer's Hotel and Ollfton Homo, three blocks from nsw Gailom-Honae, directly opposite Pullman Pal aoo Oar Co.'s now offices In Honoro illock, and within 10 minutes’ walk of Grand Union Depot* EXPOSITION BUILDINGS will bo erected on oppo* otto side of avenue. WUI bo aolift on reasonable terms. No commissions to agents. H. G. HOWARD, Room 80 Republic Life Building, 169 LaSalls-st. FOR SALE, AT A BARGAIN. ONLY 8100 PER ACRE. Two 5-acro Blocks, subdivided into 48 Lot* each, at Washington Heights, west of Morgan Park. -Money can be doubled in retailing thorn this season. H. 8. DIETRICH, Room 3.143 LaSalle st* FOR IiTS!ASB, Boathweet comer of Fifth-nr. and Jackaon-at.. by O. H. ft O. O. WALKER, Uil Park Bill Go., Office 153 MONROE-ST., Room 4, Kent's Building. Homes and Lots for sals on easy terms. FRANK P. HAWKINB. Agent. FINANCIAL. CHARLES H. BROWER. R. PARKER PIERCE. PIERCE & BROWER, BROKERS, 08 SCASISOIir-ST 1 . Local Stocks, Commercial Taper, Govern ment and Western Securities. Illinois 10 per oont Registered Coupon Bonds. $10,000.00. We havo above amount on hand to loan on Inside oity property. In sums of $5,000 oaoh, at current rotes. J. 0. MoOOEX) &00., 109 Dearborn-st. WOVEN WIRE MATTRESS. YOUR LIFE 18 SPENT IN BED. You get the Jl/bst Comfort by using PETERS* IMPROVED Woven Wire Mattress. An Improvement over oil olhert. Bold by doftUre in Fomtturo and Baddin*. WUITTLESEY ATETERB, 120 Lafittlle.it. t Bil DoorN. of fllndiaon. BUSINESS CARD. Culver, Pap, Home & Co„ PUBLISHERS OF OOMMBROIAL AND Law BlanKSy 118 and 120 Monroo-st, J. M. W. JONES, stationer, Printer, ana Blade 800 l HaoaMorer, Nos. 104 and 100 Madlson-st. FOR SAEE. CIDER FOR SALE. 100 Darrels genuine Ohio Older for sole at LlB and 120 washinifton-st. GENTRAJ7 DHjLIAM UAJjTj. FISH POLES. Flt« Uiotmnd full loorth cane poles, $6.60 per loot Mlootsd, $7; alljeUotr. flo. * BKJCIB, SPENCER A 00., 836 W*b«»h-ftT. _ WANTED. Vessels Wanted Co cun wood {com Trtvono P*y to our dock. * F. A. MBNOB * 00., Foot of • Woat WaaUiogtoD-it. THE IOWA TORNADO. Statements of Eye-Wit- Aesses of the Fearful Tisitation. Partial Estimate of Life and Property De stroyed. Houses Wrecked and Scat tered About in All Directions. Other Buildings Turned Com pletely Round and Left : Standing. Barns, with. Their Contents, Mysteriously Disappear,, Farming Implements Borne from the Fields on the Wings of the Wind. Other Marvelous Incidents Attend ing the Hurricane. Brief Accounts of Former Tor nadoes in lowa. Fears of. a Disastrous Flood at Dos Moines. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune* VISITING THE RUINS. Washington, lowa, May 26.—Tbo tornado of Thursday afternoon baa almost depopulated ■Washington to-day. Every team in tho city is in service, and nearly tiro-thirds of tho 8,600 people who live hero have gone to view tho econo of destruction in thia county.' The ma jority were unable to obtain any conveyance, eo they walked out in aquads, Tho distance la only five miles to tho nearest point where evidences of the storm can ho seen. This is nothing in tbo eyes of tho men and women boro, tho mile being somewhat shorter than those in Virginia. Three-quarters of an hour was required to coach THE FIRST RUINS, and tho journey would, not have been unpleas ant bad not tho sun’s rays, been so hot. The sky was clear all day, the storm last evening having disappeared about midnight, and all who walked out expressed thomsolvoa as well repaid'for tho fatigue.' 'Those who suffered loss of property, or whose families woro lessoned or laid up on an invalid's bed, were .known to everybody In the community, and hence all were anxious to gratify their curiosity so far os the farms and improvements were concerned, and to speak words of comfort and sympathy to the wounded. THE CHURCHES. This is a religious city In every sense of tho word, and consequently everything runs smooth ly. There are twelve sectarian organizations, and twelve churches, —two United Presbyterian, one Covenantor, a Baptist, a Socedor, a Congre gationalism a Methodist, one for United Breth ren, African Methodist, and a Catholic. The Church of God have au organization, but no minister. There are also a few Second Advent ists, but they do not meet regularly. ’ Tho only denominations not represented are tho Unitarians, Episcopalians, and Universal lets. As there is now ono church to overy 260 men, women, and children, it ia doubtful if the throe latter outer this well cultivated vineyard. All the pastors to-day feelingly referred to tbo calamity, not looking upon it as a visitation of God for sins, for that would he absurd in such a bright community, but as an evidence of Hie mighty power, and an admonition that tho goods to bo accumulated in this world are unstable and perishable. Sympa thy was expressed for tho afflicted families, and tho statement mode that tho dead, if they had lived a just life, were beyond tho roach of torna does and windy disturbances. STATEMENT OF JOHN WISEMAN, The dispatch, sent laat night from hoco cov ered the whole ground,of the cyclone in this county, bnt it was so long as to prevent the tel egraphing of several interviews with intelligent persons who are familiar with the ground and have special advantages for giving information. 1 had a long conversation with John 'Wiseman, editor of the Washington Gazelle, on Saturday morning, and learned many interesting facts from him. His statement is subjoined : The etortn commenced about 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, somewhere in Keokuk County, the exact location being Impossible to ascer tain, bnt it was probably a few miles west of Lancaster. That town was almost entirely destroyed. There wore about twenty houses within ita limits, and the inhabitants numbered 160. The cyclone, tornado, hurricane, whirl wind, or whatever you choose to call it, was the strongest blow ever experienced In this Western country. It came on In a northeast direction, passing north of Talleyrand, and about throe miles south of Kiota, through the Gorman set tlement, destroying a vast amount of property, farmhouses, barns, granaries, - sheds, com oribs, and fences, and oarrying.ott cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and geese, and every thing that came within roach. When it struck the Washington County line the tor nado seemed to have raised and jumped a terri tory about ten miles long. Touching the ground again, it caught up everything In its path. It alighted first at Frank Frown's, six miles north west of Washington. It remained on the ground for six or eight miles, passing up to the High land Township line, whore it lifted again, coming down in Midland Township, but not doing any considerable damage. In that township, the storm must have exhausted itself, as we have no nows of any destruc tion of property beyond there. North ef Washington, the buildings on the farms of Mr. Caldwell, Mr. Gilchrist, Henry Walters, J. 0. Cunningham, Thomas Walters, J. P. Bab cock, Jacob Zook, Hr. Garrlngor, Mr. Kerr, and of several others wore totally destroyed. Mrs. Henry Walters was killed almost instantly, and one of her twin children, which was found in her arms, died the noxt morning, Two others of her children wore at school when that build ing was blown down, and they were seriously hurt. The remaining twin was in the house when that was blown away, but ho escaped injury, altoagh found In the yard. Mr. Gibson had a very fine bam, probably tbo boat in tbo county,'domoliehed. Mr. Babcock's residence, tbo moat substantial In the neighborhood, was reduced to splinters. .A part of it was carried a mile away and dumped into a slough. . Mr. Zook's houao was lifted from the foundations into tbo air and broken up, tho fragments being scattered like chaff. Tho dwell ing of Mr. Davidson, who lived near Jackson township, was struck and thrown down. Ho was killed, and a hired hand named Housol was so badly out up that bo died In a fow hours. In nearly all tho houses I have mentioned some ono was maimed or killed. Tho Huddle ford achool-houao was destroyed. It was located near Thomas Walters' house, fronting tbo road way. Tho school was in session, and tho teacher and nearly all tho scholars woro bruised, halt a dozen of them badly injured, three of whom are not expected to live. A daughter of Honry ' Bohmol, who was In tho school-house, was car-. riod about a quarter of a mile and crushed al most to a jelly. There was apparently hot a whole bone In her body. It is a wonder that 'all the children wore not killed. Tho force of tho storm was terrific, tho ground looking as if an im mense flood bad passed over it. As near as can bo learned, tho extent of tho whirlwind was' thirty miles long by a quarter of a milo wide, although It varied in some places a fow rods hi-, width. At some points it wns only af aw ya*d« wide apparently, and then again it skipped largo; tracts, doing no harm whatever. Whore it alighted, nothing could arrest, its progress.. A heavy iron cylinder was thrown half a milo, and cattle weighing over a thou sand pounds wero knocked about as if they were calves. Tbo buildings were reduced to kindling wood. Fence-posts wore torn out' of tho ground, and for thousands of acres there is no distinguishing lino between the fields, tho TTAt«p having oblitored almost all traces; of tho fences. Many or vu© flying timbers wore so deeply Imbedded in tho soil that ih»y rannot bo removed, and there arc pieces of laud so fuu nf those sticks that they resemble tho book of a porcupine, and it Is doubtful if iboy can bo cul tivated until tho wood decays. I have hoard somo farmers say that they would *athor take a now Siece of land than attempt to ral&o Anything lore. Boards wero driven through cattle and hogs, and I board that ono sow was tom to pieces, and a litter of unborn pigs scattered around promiscuously. I have endeavored to estimate the loss to property, and my judgment is that it will ho between $50,000 and $75,000. In Washington County, ten or eleven persons were killed outright or have died since, and the wounded probably number thirty. Somo oi : thorn woro so severely injured that they are not expected to llvo. STATEMENT OP COP. BENJAMIN OIUDD. From 001. Benjamin* Crabb I learned that Mr. Zook's house was turned entirely around and somewhat twisted, though not rendered unin habitable. Somo timber ho saw, probably weather-hoarding and joists, looked as if it had been in a grinding machine, so fine were the particles. Ho observed a window-sash with tho glass intact, tho only wholo article encountered uring a trip over tho pathway of tho torapost. The walls and roof of the bam at Babcock's wero lifted into tho air, but tho flooring remain ed standing. In ono * comer of it was a mowing-maohino with ono wheel gone. Why the wholo of it was not taken cannot bo ac counted for; it was not fastened to tho floor; yet wagons, com-shollers, and tho building were seized without trouble. STATEMENT OF HORACE 6. J. ABLE. This morning I bad a protracted conversation with Horace 8. J. Able, who has lived in lowa for thirty years. He knows and his occupation, proprietor of a stage lino, brings him in contact with people from all parts of the State. He Is loquacious and well-informed, and probably knows as much about tho ravages of the whirlwind as ten or twenty ordinary people. From him I ob tained the following account of it: I was in the barn getting ready to go down to tho 4 o’clock train, when I first heard the roaring of tho storm. It came from tho northeast. Wo waited half au hour to see what it would amount to, and then bitched up. When returning the wind com menced to blow, and a gale struck the wagon when wo woro on tno north side, of tbo town. A lady passenger got ‘- out there, and she was hurried around so that wo could hardly got her in tho house. Tho gust lasted only a minute or two. Tho sun was shining brightly at tho time, and tho roaring passed to the north. In the course of an hour reports came in from that direction that fearful damage had boon done. When 1 wont to the 0 o’clock train I mot people from Sigourney, who had hailstones which they had picked up there at 7 o'clock. 1 measured one, ana it was 0 inches in oiroumforonce. That was three hours after it bad fallen. Reports continue to come in later from tho north, and there was much excitement among tho people. Oliver Broom was the first in, and every vehicle that could bo secured was engaged, and hundreds of people .went out to see what damage was done and at tend to the wants of those who woro said to bo wounded. All tho horses in town woro engaged for to-day also, and nearly everybody in town has gone out in carriages or on foot. I could not find out whore tho storm started. The first wo heard of it was eight miles west from hero. According to all accounts, its course was a little north of cast for about 8 miles, when it took a northwest course towards West Liberty, where it ended. Yester day morning reports canto In from Lancaster, 80 miles from hero, in tho forks of tho Skunk Riv er, that that town had been destroyed, all tho buildings being swont away. After tho storm loft tho vicinity of Washington, I next heard of it at Muscatine, where'a great deal of rain fell, and tho streets and collars woro flooded. Pas sengers who had been to Bos Moines - and Davenport say the horse-cars could not bo run, the animals becoming ungovernable on account of tho storm, and having to bo tied up. ' That is as far east as tho storm seems to have gone, although tho latest eastern travelers tell me that Prairie City, in Illinois, was touched violently. Northeast of ■Washington a dozen farms woro leveled of everything above tbo ground. A cook-stove be longing to Mr. Babcock was carried half a mile, and was not vory badly damaged. Trees woro torn out of tho ground and reduced to kindling-wood; horses and cows were knocked down and Wiled, and pieces of flying hoards were driven through the bodies of some them, fastening them to the earth, Carriages and wagons wore demolished, and no remnants of them can ho found any where on tho farms of tho owners. Nearly ail of Gibson's stock was killed. Ho had six fat steers, which were sold to bo delivered on Fri day, and tho butchers wont out yesterday and brought their carcasses to town. Ton or a dozen people woro killed and about twenty wounded. X have not seen any of them, and therefore can not toll vou about them. Forty hogs woro killed on Cunningham’s farm,and au the cattle on his place. His house was blown off tho founda tion, and tho grain in his granary into the collar. It would ho a good place to stare a mill now. One building in that neighborhood was tinned around so that it faced contrary to what it did originally. It now stands on only a few foot of the collar walls. A young man named Laughoad. who was planting com on his father's farm, hoard tbo storm coming, and started for the house, leaving the planter in the field. When near tho building. tho hurricane over took him and ho dropped fiat In tho road. Tho cloud jumped over him, but caught up the planter ami carried it a great distance. Tue storm cloud did not cover a space of moro than thirty oi forty tods in width. A lauy who came in from Keota told mo that she watched the etorm with a great deal of interest, Bhe saw it bearing down on Keota, and the people then made np their minds that It was coming on their dwellings. It didn’t, though, taking a turn to tho right when about throe miles oft. Tho damage m thie county will he about SIOO,OOO. Mr. Babcock had SI,BOO in notes which belonged to an estate he la settling. They woro blown away, as were SIOO in greenbacks. Six feather beds that woro In Mrs. Cunningham's house cannot bo found, nor cun any traces of tho chairs bo discovered, except a few pieces which woro picked up in a slough a quarter of a mile from the house. All the clothing and furniture in the houses was swept away, and tho people who saved their clothes had to come to town to got clean shirts for Buuday. A German who lived at Lancaster lost $3,000 in cash. The storm took it, but could not possibly have any use for it. A woman who lived near that town had her head blown off, and her body out in two. They found portions of her body in several places. Gibson’s house was built in the sections, They tried to close tbo doors before tbo wind reached It, but could not keep them shut. The cyclone struck the rear end of the house first, and turned it around, separating it from CHICAGO, MONDAY, MAY 26, 1873. tbo front portion. Mr*. Gibson And her child woro near the ■ dividing lino, and fell into the collar. Tiro Invalid children who had boon put into a feather bod for Boaarity were found some diatanco from the building, the bod having boon lifted up and carried there by the wind. They wore almoat smothered, being hidden from view by timber and hay piled up on top of thorn. Neither received a scratch. The comer of tho com-flhollor won thrown a quarter of a mile. Babcock's family wore not at homo. They wore at a neighbor's house which was not touched. His son and a hired man wont into tho cellar for protection, hut they suddenly found themselves in a slough forty rods from tho house, and say they cannot toll how they got there. I think they wore frightened and ran into the slough without knowing it. Ido not boliovo they- were blown there. Most of tho materiel carried away by the storm was dropped into tho sloughs. Household utensils, com, boards, cattle, sheep, and oblokons wore thrown into piles. Some of tbo corn-flolda look ns if hops. wore, to bo grown thoro. The storm moved forward f in a zigzag way, .some times .northeast and; sometimes north west. It wont within a few yards of some houses, and apparently ohanged its mind, going either to the right or left. Two men who woro coming along the road saw thrqo storm-clouds—a largo ono and two smaller ends —approaching' and they took rofugo in tho ditch, deserting their team. Tho largest cloud went to the right, and tho other two on cither aido of them, but not near enough to affoct them, though tho* roaring uoo Tory.ioud, nud they - ; were badly frightened/ ' Every ono that I talked with, who had soon, the big cloud said it was shaped like a balloon, and was as black as tho blackest night. No one could seo into it, but after it passed tho remnants of buildings and barns marked its Eaih. Tbo whole force of tho storm seemed to o concentrated in tho clouds, because whore it skipped for four or five miles no injury was done. I have lived in lowa for thirty years, and never board of such a storm before. Wo used to have, years ago, a’ great many gales, and sometimes hurricanes, but none of thorn equaled this last ono. 'ln 1843, lucre was a tornado l in Jotforgon County, which moved a swath in the forests lor oevoral miles, but no lives woro lost, because very tow people lived there. There was another twelve years ago, which blow down a public school-house. The Oamanche storm, about fourteen years ogo, which wont from there over into Illinois, was a big ono, but it did not last long. I think this last one came into Wash ington County about ton miles from boro. I have heard or It nine miles off. Some damage was done beyond, but it don't amount to much. Tho hall storm seemed to bo distinct. Hail foil at Sigourney, as I told yon. but thoro «« scarcely any wind. Wo had a little hail at \Vauniiv<rtoD, but only one gust of wind. An im mense quauiU.7 of water fell all over the coun try, but Ido not think tho crops will bo dam aged materially. It utormed in Washington Thursday morning, but iho weather was clearing up when tho cyclone arose. The air was very warm all day and tho sun was BUning brightly when the rumbling commenced. J. K. WABBLERO states that 'he hoard tho storm coming and out to see it, taking a position on the poroh 01 his dwelling. He saw Gibson’s house, about half a mile distant, lifted up and broken In pieces by a largo cloud, densely block, which seemed di vided into two columns near tho base, being about 100 feet apart, and making a vista through which be could boo for some distance south. The two columns ran up to a height of about GO feet, when they joined the body of the cyclone. Tho cloud in the other portion extended up wards apparently GO feet. The columns advanced regularly, but tho left one seemed to turn to the loft and the right to tho right. The school honso, which was on the north side of the rood, was turned round to tho northeast, and shot off in that direction, while Henry Walters’ dwelling, opposite, was turned to the northward, and tho fragments scattered to the wind. The tornado passed in about five minutes, and immediately tho rain began to descend' in torrents. Tho cloud came towards bis dwelling, and thinking it would strike tho school-house, whore four of his children wore, ho ran towards that building to rescue them. On his way ho was lifted up aud carried twenty feet. Turning to see if his uouso was in danger, ho observed the cloud passing near it. Only the out-houses, however, came within its circle. Ho does not think tno tornado proper struck bis house, but that it was the circumam bient wind. When he reached tbo site of tho school-house ho could see nothing of the struc ture or tbo children. Ho must have been some what bewildered, or tho rear end of tho cyclone obstructed bis vision. Suddenly, in tbo very spot toward which bis ©yes wore directed, tbo children appeared in a cluster. Two of his boys were slightly hurt. TUB EEV. 0. WILLIAMSON, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, whoso congregation Buffered most, devoted his sormou ibis morning to the calamity. The house was full. His text was* from the first chanter of Nahum and tho third verso: “The Lora hath his way m the whirlwind and the storm, and the clouds are tho dust of his feet." His conclu sions wore that the cyclone was a visitation of God sent like the plagues of Egypt to demonstrate His power. The .congregation was melted to tears. Mr. Williamson* in tho course of a conversation, spoke of Hr. Gibson, whose handsome residence was scattered to tho four winds, and his family loft homeless and naked, (he storm having stripped the clothes off their backs. Mr. Walters, another of Ids congroation, lost wife and child, and four other children wore severely wounded. His wife’s nook was broken, and Hiss Gardner, p sister of Mrs. Gibson, a yonng lady of singular beauty, can hardly recover, and. if she docs, will bo crippled for life. Willie Gibson, 15 years old, is not expected to live. Bailie Gibson, who was in tho school-house, is badly hurt, but not fatally wounded. A hole .was blown in bis cheek along side tho mouth, his head cut, besides severe in ternal injuries. He was stripped of everything savo his shirt. Hr. Williams told many inter esting incidents of which ho know. A glass lamp was loft on Gibson's floor unbroken, and a number of glass jars wore carried several miles uninjured. A photograph of Mr. Wilson, former pastor of tho churou, was carried seven miles away from Gibbons. A man named Baker was driving a mule team before a buggy, when tho storm camo along, unhitched tho mules, carried them somo distance, deposited them in a hedge, at the some a time that it smashed tho volucle into little bits and broke tho riba of Hr. Baker, who is not expected to recover. Poultry was unfoathored,— plucked perfectly clean. Hr. Connor's wife Is doing well, her crushed hand having boon dressed. His daughter, whoso shoulder-blade was broken, is as comfortable as could bo expected. Hr. Williamson said that tho best description ho hoard of the storm was from his little boys, who likened it to a groat bluo shoot with one end trailing ou tho ground, and occasionally lifting so that they could soo under it. Ho believed it traveled forty miles an hour, and took a minute or a minute and a half to pass a given point. According to tho best estimate, tho result of tbo storm so far as heard from are twelve persons killed, thirty wounded, thirty buildings destroyed, forty horses, ninety cows, over 1,000 sheep, numberless hogs and poultry, and the crops and timber on tho line of tbo storm. TH£ KIIiLED AND WOUNDED. This afternoon I made special efforts to ascer tain the number killed ana wounded in Keokuk and Washington Counties, but, In the Absence of communication with the former, was unsuccess ful so far as that county is concerned. Tho list sent last night is correct, and as no further ad ditions wore made up to midnight, it probably embraces all tho killed. Several more may have boon wounded, but two or tbroo days more will probably elapse before their names can be ascer tained. Very little Information has been ob tained from tho Keokuk River bottom beyond tho letter from Hoffman, tele gtaphed yesterday. Letters are awaited from friends, and when they roach hero something further may bo hoard of tho ravages of tho tornado in that direction. The following Is a partial list of tho killed and wounded in this county i Killed—%lra. Henry Watters and child. Miss Mary llotumol. -Major Davidson, and Ladau S. Honsoll. Wounded—Four children of Henry Watters, two of whom will probably die ; three children of Jacob Zoik, two badly ; two children of Da vid Oaneer, seriously, one having a broken col lar bone; a son of Henry Rothraol, slightly; a sou of Mr. Pratt, slightly ; four children of Mr. Marbourg. slightly; Miss Smith, severely (the latter was the teacher and tho children, those who were In the school-house) \ David Canteor, in the bead; Mrs. DavidCautoor, slightly \ a daughter of Mrs. Caldwell, two ribs broken j Jacob 2elk, badly in tho bead} Lyman SQS Babcock, slightly s three children of Alex. Gib son, ono baby f Mrs. Gibson; .a man named Baker, a farm hand, seriously, In tho back: Mrs, Oorringer \ . Miss Anderson, and Mrs. Major Davidson. No othors havo thus far boon hoard of. Mrs. MoOor wan not hurt. Half a dozen of (boao named will bo crippled for Ufo. Tho persona who visited tho locality to-day brought many rolios, and this evening aro dis cussing TUB AWFUX, EFFECTS OF THE CYCLONE. Many of tbom had imagined they could pic ture tho desolation when in Washington, but a view of the district convinced them that they had not made It no barren a waeto as it is. All will remember tho visitation for a long time, hoping, no doubt, that thoy may never havo occasion to walk in tho path of tho storm king. AID AND SYMPATHY. A call has boon issued for a mooting of die citizens at Everson's Hall, to-morrow vight. Many havo signified a willingness to contribute of their moans toward a fund for tho relief °f tho impoverished fanners and the wounded. A largo sum will probably bo raised to supply tbo immediate wants of tho sufferers. Tho sun sot to-night on the graves of tho dead who were mutilated so that they had,to bo buried tho day after tho disaster, and tlio remainder were laid In their narrow homes to-day. Many oscillate between life and death, and it fa feared that tho death-roll of tho disaster. is far from rrmiplnto. Others will Unger a fow years, shattered nnd torn, monuments of tho power of the elements, and then thoy too will pass away, bat the recollection of tho great storm wili - bo transmitted to posterity, and tho sad tale will bo told whon tho ootors In tho drama axe no more. ITS BAVAQEB AT ATON, ILL. Avon, HI, {May 22), Dispatch to the Oalefbury Free About 6 p. m. this evening wo woro visited by ono of tho moat destructive stoma over known in this vicinity. i)'rom those who visited tho scone of disaster wo gather tho following par* Honiara 5 Deacon Rowe's bam completely destroyed, and bia house considorobly rocked. Mr. You Winkle's house uuroofod, barn blown down, and orchard dostroyod. A house on J. D. Hatch's farm, occupied by Frank Austin, uuroofod and badly shaken, tho barn blown down, also an empty house on the same farm completely demol iuhed. [N. Ackerman's house unroofed and upper part destroyed, his bam also blown down. air. Mcßride’s house uuroofod and bom blown down. Mr. Johnson’s house uuroofod and split in two. tho two parts being separated about twenty feet and almost carried off tho foundation. A small house that was occupied by T. Boole completely tow to pieces. 8. Gorham's bouse aud bam dostroyod entirely. Mr. Moholland’a house destroyed, and himself badly injured, having bod his led and shoulder broken. Mr. Mobol land was the only person seriously hurt, al though every house was occupied. In Its fury the storm tore up trees near two feet in diame ter, by the roots. Took npplo-trcca aud carried them for hundreds of yards ; carried ono wagon over a quarter of a mile, and swept tho fences in u 8 track level with tho ground. Token all togotVor it was tho most destructive storm wo ever witnessed. AMOXHEn Kxoaar at and abound deb MOINES. special HUpatch to The Chicago I'ribuue Des Moines, Hay 25.—Another tremendous raiu storm occurred hero this afternoon, com mencing at noon aad continuing three hours, accompanied by heavy thunder and lightning. During the storm Seward Smith, Esq., was knocked down on the sidewalk, lightning striking his umbrella, aud, passing down, struoK him on tbo right shoulder,penetrating his cloth ing like a bullet, thence down his bock, and on each side of bis loft log, Tbb lightning loft him, tearing a hole through his boot at tbo ankle. Tbo loft log ot lUs pants was ripped at tho seams clear down. Smith was paralyzed for some time, but is now a\i right and suffering but little from tbo bums of the light ning. No doubts are entertained of his recov- ery. Fears aro entertained boro of a disastrous flood. Both tho DosMoines aud Baccoon Rivers are still rising rapidly. Tho water is now within ton foot of tho four bridges across tho Des Moines. Tho river banks ore washing badly on the east side of the river, and but little moro rise will carry tho flood behind tho oast end piers of the bridges. All of • tho old wharves above tbo bridges aro submerged, and drift-wood is running quite freely. Numbers of loavod-out trees have been uprooted, and are passing down in the current.. Last night's and to-day’s storm mil probable cause a rise of some throe fool more in the rivers; Beyond (bat mark the consequences will be very disastrous. The lowa lUvor is reported very high, over flowing its banks, and flooding the bottom lands, causing serious damage to crops. Tbo outlook is threatening for the coming week, and groat anxiety is felt by all people liv ing along the rivers throughout the State. METEOROLOGICAL. Signal Service Bureau Reports and Prognostication*. Ouioaoo, May 25—10:18 p. ra. Tho following reports havo been received from the places mentioned below: ' ' tiiftiiott. JJarAThr I JTrtuf. Weather, Breckinridge. Buffalo, Chicago... Cincinnati Cleveland. Cheyenne., Davenport Detroit.... Duluth. Fort Carry. Keokuk LaOrosso.. Milwaukee Omaha. ... Pembina.. St. Paul..* T01ed0.... Yankton. Washington, May 25.—For tho Northwest and Upper Lakes, and thence to Lowor Missouri and the Lower Ohio Valleys, northeasterly and southeasterly winds, foiling barometer, warm, cloudy weather and occasional rain. For Ten nessee, tho Gulf and South Atlantic States, south 'oasterly winds, diminishing pressure, rising temperature, partly cloudy weather, ana occasional rain. For tbo Lowor Lakes and Middle States, northeasterly and southeasterly winds, partly and increasingly cloudy weather, and occasional rain ou Lake Erie and in Virginia. For Now England and Canada, southwesterly and south easterly winds, rising barometer, oloar and partly cloudy weather. All reports west of tho Missis sippi Biver and in tho Southwest ore missing. Outlawry in tlio Indian Territory- Trouble with Workmen in Iffannl* Iml—Personal* etc. St. Louis, May 26.—A band of desperadoes, numbering tulriy or more, took forcible possca eiou of Cadda, Indian Territory, a station on tho Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad, on Satur day. and defied tho authorities. The United States Marshal was overpowered, and telegraphed to Fort Qlbuon for help. Troops have been sent to quell tho disturbance. The Continental Hotel at Hannibal, Missouri, has boon besieged for throe days by a riotous crowd of laborers, threatening the lives of cer tain contractors who had failed to pay tho men for work done on the lovoo several weeks ago. On Saturday afternoon there would have boon bloodshed but for tho interference of the Mayor and tho City Connell. Last night a conference was hold, and one work man and one policeman wore chosen to guard the contractors till tho pay was forthcoming, and the crowd of over a hundred determined men dispersed. A failure to negotiate bonds was tho prime cause of the trouble. The levee Is highly spoken of, and it is said It will bring into cultivation over a hundred thousand acres of good land which has hereto fore been useless. Extensive preparations are being made hero for tho celebration of the birth-day anniversary of Sir Thomas Moore, tho Irian poet, next Wednesday. An address will be delivered by Dr. 11. D. Shannon, a relative of tho pool. Qen. W. T. Sherman arrived hors this morn ing. New York, May 25.—Tho Hvery-stablo of Pat rick Mclntyre, on Vanderbilt avenue, Brooklyn, burned to-day, with seventeen horses and eight carriages. Loss ftlfiiOOU j fully insured. TUB VICTIMS. iV« 02 8. E.. fresh. Cl N. 15., fresh. 49 N. E., fresh. 68 E,, gentle. 68 E. f geuUo. 44 N., gentle. 71 E., fresh. 01 E., gentle. 44 Calm. Clear. Fair. Cloudy. Fair. Cloudy Fair. Cloudy, Cloudy. Light rain. Cloudy. Cloudy. Fair. 68 8. E., fresh.. CO 8. E., fresh. 08 3. E., gentle. 61 Calm. Cloudy. Light rain. Light rain. Fair. Cloudy. 04 Calm. 60 8. W. t fresh. 00 S. E,, fresh. 65 K. E., gentle, 04 N., fresh. rnOUABILITIES. MISSOURI. Fires* FOREIGN. The Change of President in France Guietly Ac quiesced In. MacMaiion’s Letter Accepting (he New Position. [peculation as to the Composition of the ' Sow Cabinet, Further Advices Concerning the Riissian Campaign in Khiva. FRANCE. Paius, Sunday Evening, May 2D.—Tho change in tbo Presidency baa boon accomplished without tho slightest disturbance. Perfect order pre vails throughout Franco. Tho troops have boon confined to their barracks since yesterday morn ing, but all is quiet in Paris, and there are no signs of disorder in tbo department. The radi cal journals to-day ore calm in tono. They recommend prudence and wisdom on tbo part of tbo Republicans, urge peace and. strict ad herence to law. Garabotta has' Issued a mani festo calling on tbo Republicans to rospoot tbo law. Marshal MaoMahon Ims sont a communication to M. Buffet, President of tbo Assembly, acknow ledging tbo receipt of tbo official notification of bis election to tbo Presidency, and accepting tbo office.in tbo following torms: “I will obey tbo will of tbo Assembly, tho do* posltory of national sovereignty. It is a heavy responsibility, but, with God’s aid and tbo devo , tlon of tbo army. 1 will continao tho work of lib erating tlio territory and restoring order, ofad will maintain tranquillity and tbo principles on which snooty rests. To this I pledge my word as an honest man and a soldier. Tbo President has issued a circular to Profoota of doportmonts promising that no attack will bo mado on tbo laws and institutions of tbo country. Tbo formation of tbo now Government bos not yot boon completed. It Is said tbo Duke do Brogllo will have tbo Ministry of tbo Interior, and M. Piorro Maguo that of Finance, and that Baron do Larcy and M.M. Ernoui and Batbie will also ontor the Cabinet. A portfolio was tendered M. Goulard, late Minister of Finance, immediately after President Tbiors* departure, but bo declined it. A largo number of Republi can functionaries have resigned. GERMANY. New York, May 25.—Tbo London Times' mouey article of tbo Xstb lust, says: According to accounts from Germany, tbo financial confu sion has reached a stogo of relief In which for any description of stable securities a price can bo obtained, whereas during tbo height of tbo pauio no quotations wore mado, and people pos sessed of what under ordinary circumstances would have been considered available moans wore as much paralyzed as tbo broken specula tors. Tbo funds offered in Vienna by tbo Na tional Bank and Minister of Finance, for advances on securities, bavo proved sufficient to remedy this condition, and to enable many people who woro compelled to stop payment to settle their differ ences and resume tbo regular course of tboir business. It is stated from Berlin that tbo strain on tbo money market mainly arises from tbo un expected acceleration lu tho payment of the French indemnity. Most people seem to trust that tbo difficulty will prove only temporary, and that tbo largo disbursements to bo shortly made by tbo German Government, and the distribu tion of still larger sums among tbo individual States of tbo Empire, will more than restore tbo m&rkota to their former level. KHIVA. . JJcraM Sp«oal. London, May_ 25.—Tho following is tele graphed from Central Asia: 1 bay© joined the envoys of the Khan of Khiva in the Kizll Eum Desert, on the way from Fort No. Ito Tamdi, 800 miles west of T&Bhkond, where the Grand Duke Nicholas Constantino vitoh and Goa. Kauffman, are waiting to see them. These envoys went to Fort No. 1 to accept for tho Khan any terms the Prussian military powers propose. They missed Gen. Kauffmann there, but seem now to understand that tho Grand Duke and General wore not pushing on, bat waiting their coming to negotiate. Although the commanders may thus wait, it is doubtful if there will bo any in terruption of the movement of troops, since to secure tho fall of Khiva it appears that only their presence before it is necessary. Disunion reigns there. Tho Khan is at war with his two brothers, and these only await the arrival of tho Bussians to surrender the place. GREAT BRITAIN. New York, May 25.—A letter from Disraeli is published in the London papers of the 15th, in which the Tory leader declares that at tho Im pending general eloetion the country will have to decide whether or not to cherish that great body of laws, customs, and traditions which have converted a small island into ono of the mighty powers of tho world. SPAIN. Madrid, May 25.—A banquet was given last night in honor of Mr. Bradlaugb, the bearer of tho English resolutions, congratulating tho Bo publio. A mutiny is reported among the military at Borga. A regiment revolted and tried to kul Its Colonel, hut troops arrived in time from tho neighborhood. Tho Colonel’s life was saved ana discipline and order restored. RUSSIA. St. Petersburg, May 25.—1t la believed that the Bussian Government [assents to tho proposi tion of Ferdinand do Losseps for the conatrno tion of a lino of complete railway communica tion across Central Asia from St. Petersburg, connecting with the English railways in India and Calcutta. HOLLAND. Tre Hague, May 35.—Tho Staton-General have voted a supply of 5,600,000 florins to moot tho expenses of the war against Atoheen. SOUTH AMERICA. London, May 25.—Advices from Montevideo, April 23, say the yellow fever prevails there to such an extent that the people are flying from the city and business suspended. Grime in Indiana. Evansville, May 25.—A special to the Jour nal says Alvin J. Uraey, living about throe miles oast of Princeton, was killed h% a fight with Thomas Pood, about 0:80 Saturday night. Ursoy, who was drinking, quarreled with Peed, because the latter refused to drink, and attacked him with a brick. Peed struck him with his flat four or Arc times, knocking him down. Ho died in a few minutes. Peed is In custody. John W. Griffith, former Deputy Chief of Police, attempted to kill bis wife and himself on Saturday. Mrs. Griffith is but slightly hurt, but Griffith has not yet recovered from the strychnine, of which, ho says, ho took fifty cents’ worth. llnilroad Nows. Indianapolis. Ind., May 25. H. B. Hammond. President of the Indiana & Illinois Central Pallway Company, together with a number of tbo Directors of tbo same, and capitalists of New York and other Eastern cities, arrived in this city on Saturday evening. They remained over Sunday, and will inspect the various manu factories of Indianapolis as well as the coal mines of Olay, Park, and Vermillion Counties, prior to their excursion over the Woatoru divi sion of the Indiana A Illinois Central Pailway, which has just been completed. The Congressional Excursionists* Evansville, May 25.— The Congressional ex cursion party, which loft Now Orleans at 4 p. m. yesterday, arrived here at 11 to-night, all well and in good spirits. Bevoral members loft (ho train at Humboldt, Tonn., and will proceed oast via LouiovUle. Bovaral others return homo NUMBER 281). from boro via Chicago. Tho remainder, num boring sixty-four, will go to Bi. Louis by a Rpo clol train over tbo Cairo A St. Louis Snort Lino road, arriving thoro about 7 o'clock to-morrow morning. . On tbo steamer. Illinois, comin ■“O? 1 G°T lambus, Ky., a mooting or moral) -.-was bold, at which a resolution was adopted thanking tbo Now Orioana, Jih on A Groat Nortlicrn, tbo Mobile A Ohio, 11 9.in Control, and Cairo * Bt. Louis Bliort-Lino “j npanlos for tbo Bpociol tralna which S-'hom from Now Orleans, and tho kind attoutKfj. paid thorn while on route. \ h \ - * CD . NEW YORK. New York, May 25.—1n tho casot Dsgood A Co., v. Albert L. Lnyalor ond othoiL, «oforo tho United-States,Circuit Court, yesterday, Judge Blatchford granted au injunction restraining de fendants from Bolling copioa of Drot Ilarto b books published in London, and ordered them to account for all aaloa heretofore made. Russell W. Aduma, ono of tho members of tho lumber combination, tolls tbo Timet that all tho Arms In tbo combination afo solvent. Their combined moana arc double or throe times tho amount of liabilities, and they possess-largo quantities of lumber, which lies In Canada ana mills In Michigan and in Now York. State. The firms in tbla city are most heavily involved, o** cepting White A Co., of Albany, and Pago A Co., of Oswego. All tno.finna ate woU-eatauUan od, and doing a businos of about SIOO,OOO a year each. Tho creditors are mostly men who have bought their paper or discounted It, and Wm. E. Dodge is one. of tho heaviest creditors. Henry W. Gago holds about $40,000 worth of paper, which has gono to protest. ’ The IVovhi Bays tho terms upon which tho loading creditors, all in Now York, have agreed, and which they recommend smaller creditors to accept, are as follows: Absolute extension for six months, and then now paper for 100 cents and interest, upon which 10 cents is to bo paid every thirty or sixty days, until all is paid. Tho Tl’erfd adds: It is to bo feared that many persons will be mined by tho reclama tions made upon thorn for drafts drawn on tho suspended firms against consignments of lum ber from many places in the Interior and in Canada. Henry Ward Bcoohor was thrown from his carriage yesterday, by collision with a heavy truck. The vehicle was badly broken, but tbo reverend gentleman is unhurt. , - The Now York Sunday-school Superintendents gave a public reception last evening to Mr. Hartly, ono of the Secretaries of tho London Sunday-Bchool Union. Analysis proves that tho corned beef from which six persons wore recently taken Blck con tained nob the slightest trace of poison. In Brooklyn, tmo oyonlng, during on alterca tion between a young man named George Rod erick and James Corcoran, in which tho latter was very abusive and struck tho former, Rod erick and Corcoran drew pistols. Tho raothorof the former rushed between them, and. in tbo straggle to prevent her son from firing, hia pistol wont off, tho ball paßsing through his mother’s eye into the brain, and Killing her in stantly. Corcoran and Roderick wore arrested. Corcoran, who began tho quarrel, was intoxi cated. THE INDIANS. California and Nevada Bands Show a Disposition to lie Troublesome* San Francisco, May 24.—Settlors in Surprise Valley aro alarmed at tbo fact that tho old Chief Winuomucca has gone north on tbo war-patb, with sixty warriors. Ho was followed by cavalry, and asked where bo was going. Ho told tbo officers to mind tboir own .business. If tboy wanted to fight tqom, tboy wore ready. Ho. was warned to bobavo himself, and went on. Tho report of the death of Houry Buber was , premature. Ho is alive with alight hopes of recovery. Virginia City, Nob., May 21.—A telegram from tbo Deputy Sheriff of Elko County, sont to investigate tho reports of Indian troubles afc BprucoMounlalnconftrms previous reports, that a largo numborof Snakes,Goohoots and Sdosbonos 'are bolding a council on Deep Crook, in-tbo vicinity of Spruco Mountain. Tbo Redskins bavo all disappeared from around tbo sottlo monts in that station. Herders in charge of Government cattle near tho scone of trouble bavo boon notified by tho Indians to loavo tha country immediately on penalty of being killed. The settlors of Spruce Mountain aro securing all the ammunition possible. United Brethren Conference* Dayton, 0., May 25.—The ninth day’s session of the United Brethren’s Conference convened, with Boat, of Qlcabronner, iu the chair. Tho un finished business of Friday was taken up, amended, and adopted. Tho afternoon session was dovoted exclusively to tho consideration and discussion of tho report of the Committee on Lay Delegations. In tho midst of the discussion, adjourned. All tho Evangelical churches wore supplied with ministers in attendance at tho Conference. Ocean Steamship News. New York, May 25.—Arrived—Steamer Baltic, from Liverpool. San Francisco, May 26.—The steamer Lord of the Inlcs brought a number of China papers and about 000 Chinese, iuoluding the crow of a wrecked junk found In tho China Seas, nineteen in number. May 15, broke the crank of her shaft, and lay to four and a half days, coming to port work ing one engine. Tho habor Question* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. New York, May 25.—Tho carpenters end join ers will strike to-morrow for eight hours. They are determined not to resume work before gain ing their point. They are well organized. Tho employers are divided in their views. New York, May 25.—Tho Brooklyn gasmen’s strike has ended. Tho now hands are being dis charged, and tho strikers reengaged at $3.6U per day. The Michigan Oar* Soedat Dispatch to The Chieapo lYibune. Detroit, May 25.—The members of the Bar of the State of Michigan are to moot in conven tion »,t the village of Eaton Bapids, Mich., on Tuesday, tho 17th June, for tho purpose of organizing a Bar Association for this State, and considering subjects of general interest to tho profession. Tho Itusslau Mission* Hartford, Ct., May 25. Ex-Gov. Jewell reached home from the West on Saturday night, and found tho official tender of the appointment as Minister to Bussla awaiting him. He is con sidering tho matter, and will probably accept. Tolcgmplile Brevities. Goo. McCabe, a lad twelve years of ago, Id at tempting to jump on a freight train at Jackson, Michigan, Saturday afternoon, was ' thrown under the wheels, and both legs and an arm were out off. lie died in about four hours. Correction. Albany, N. Y., May 21.— Clerk Nichols, of this citv, who is named m a dispatch from Troy ns being connected with the lumber combination, and having failed, denies any such connection, and says the statement that ho has failed ij without the shadow of foundation iu truth. Obituary. Baltimohb, May 25.—Columbus O’Doimoll, one of our wealthiest citizens, died to-night. Vessels Passed Detroit. Sjneial lUtjiatch to The CMenrio Tribune, Dstkoit, Mich., May 2J.—l'abskd Down—Props India, China, Argylc, I’lyimmlh, Oily of Benton, Cham berlin, 1), w. Jeueas tml bargee. Mondnta :md barges, Eclipse end barges ; barks Lottie Wolfe, Montgomery! Van Valkonburg, Pride of America, Ogirlfa, Bland) Arabia, Orphan Boy, Favorite, llemlHiiUrru, Two Fau nlet! achrs I’. Morrell, J. E. Gilmore, Flnuey J, fl. nlebarda, George Thurston, M ft' Goffo, P, H. Mitrnb, taut*. Hollo, Miami' E, ivFllzgorald, /ark Chandler, Ononadaga, E. Hannan, Fayette, brown, j, T Motto* Golden Went, Brooklyn, Lillie I'amone. Auula Vouehi* Trlumiill, Col. Cook, A. 11, Bom, orient Hi.’ I'.llc.n, Tailor, Eralln. U.les, J„. Norrl. Am.r.mlh’ Florida. A.ml.Mulv.y, 111,1,.,, star. UaUlt Arontla., OK, at Oneu Bay, 11, 0.1-ottor, Diok Do, 1 mors, Ketobum, Busulan, Quion of the Lake* aL. Cblhffl, J.F. Ftwlor, filary kllzubeth, dleulffer, Bbeldon, 0. J, Tildou, Selkirk, * "• Famed Up—Pr°p« Benton. Main®, Boanoke, Wino. n», Mary 1 tingle; barge# HolUud and barges, beacon ?» M( . . J Maeaalon J #cbra Lewis Day, Butcher Boy, Charger, 11, j, Webb, E. It. Turner, Bahama*™** Morn « 1 B Light, Newsboy, L» J, PorwcU, Wum—Northeast. h \

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