Gale Hits Quaker City and Eleven Persons Are Injured by Falling Wall
R I W S western M Bat Point small i n g the The for In 1 lamp- dismantled Jamestown had a 'legislature. earnest, i n g any demonstration are radiant msiois Breat Damage Reported From All Sections. PHILADELPHIA IS HARD HIT Gale Hits Quaker City and Eleven Persons Are Injured by Falling WaH From Other Places. Philadelphia, Jan. 4.--A gale from the southwest, which blew with an. aveiage velocity ot fifty-four miles an. hour, caused damage In all parts oÂ£ the city and was responsible for tha more or less serious injury to eleven, men who wore caught in the crash walls and buildings blown down, by the* wind. Because of the havoc wrought during during the day it is regarded as the wind storm which the city has suffered suffered In many years. The Delaware river threatened momentarily momentarily to overflow its banks and inundate the avenues along the water front, flooding cellars and adding to the general damage. At low water the river, normally very low, was within two feet of the top oil the bulkheads and "with the incoming incoming tide the water started to creep upwards until It "was'Â·within, a few; inches of the level ot Delaware ave^ iiue. The tide always causes a rise of six! feet iu the river. It was feared DelaÂ» ware avenue would be under water. The most serious accident occurred when the upper portion of a four-etory; building at 413 South Fifth street blown over and went crashing through the roof and floors of the three-Story iactory building at,411, in which, more than fifty meu and girls were worWng, Five persons were seriously Injured. The collapse came without warning:* The upper portion of, the adjoining building was weakened by a flre several several weeks ago and it was an easy victim for the wind. A mass of bricks and timbers went 'crashing through, the rcof pf the smaller building ,a"nd carried everything "with it to the basement, leaving a great," jagged holÂ«. Those in the building attribute' tlxe escape of all from death' diie to tha fact that the whole of the debris did not come down at once In several largo masses, which gave most of tho men and girls an opportunity to get out of the way. The general damage from the storm was very groat and was spread all over tho city. The wind was probably probably at Its worst in the narrow canyons canyons formed by high buildings in the central part of tho city. Men- and women were blown about at the will of the wind and a number were knocked down by its force and slightly injui There were more injuries to dignity; than one count count. Death and Destruction by Winds. Laurel, Del., .fan. 4.--Two oysteU boats are reported to have been sunk: in the lower Nantlcoke and six men, drowned'by the terrific gale which has prevailed hero. It is feared that many other boats have'been driven upon the shore or sunk and that there may great loss of life. A large barn on Cyrus Benson farm, near here, waa picked up and blown on top of the kitchen house. John Snilthers and sa farm laborer were probably fatally Injured Injured when a building in which they; had taken refuge was wrecked.