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The World's Greatest Ships Move Up v: North Eiver And Take Their. Stations for To - Days .Grand Beriew. A "Wonderful Spectacle of Improved ; Haval Architecture. . ' Unbounded Enthusiasm ; Along ' Shores' - Ericsson's Statute UnTeiled. th if ew York, April 26. In the land - locked harbor of Ne York, when the first rays of the morning sun drove the hazy shadows shadows away, was shielded safely the great Colombian fleet, comprising - . the 'magnificent 'magnificent big warships of ten European powers, - - Joined with the cream of the United States navy. "When the fleet was put to sleep last night their beds were made with a view to having them all awake In proper position 'for their work to - day. : :. , The phantom ships which sailed In and oat of the mists of the . sea yesterday were bright and majestic realities in the glorious sunshine this morning. The only element wanting to Insurer the triumphant spectacular, success of the - great naval parade was ' supplied . by . the perfect weather. Not a trace was left off the gray clouds of rain and fog of yesterday.. Clear skies, bright sunlight and bracing breezes gave a setting to a panoramic scene whose - beauty and suggestlveness have never been surpassed. - In the sharp, clear light of the. early morning every distinctive feature of the great warships stood out In bold relief. Anchored in two great columns, stretched over the whole surface of the bay, the vessels of each of the ten nationalities represented could be dlstingilsbed at a glance. The snow - white hulks and graceful outlines of the American fleet were not more conspicuous than The huge black hulk of the British flagship, the towering military masts of the French Jean Bart, or the sharp lines of the crack German cruiser Kalscrin V Augusta, - with her formidable Krnpp guns onset oy tne squat - iorm outlines or tne Dutch Van Spek, which again contrasted with the graceful build of. the swift Argentine Neuvo de Julio and the massive armament of the Brazilian battle - ship Aquiuaoan. - The most striking - feature of the scene was the absolute silence that prevailed during the early hours of the day. Each' of these formidable death - dealing engines of destruction, lay motlonlena at anchor.' reflected in the placid waters of the bay uy tne ariy.: morning rays, or tne sun like the xften quoted "pinted ship upon a painted ocean." "There was a grim suggestivnes - ; - of j - enreiwws fore and stern 'discipline In "this - Imnrestdve Quie tude, i But it did not last long. As the morning wore on and the preparations for breaking anchor began, the scene changed to one oi brisk animation and life. The bay became alive with pleasure craft of every - description, and the patrol boats naa a dimcuit task to keep the anchorage grounds clear of intruders to permit the formations - of the columns, in which stately procession the vessels were to pass tnrougn tne .Narrow! into the upper bay. and to move no the Hudson river th their assigned stations, and there to await to - morrow s review. In trying to get an idea of the' devilish power for evil locked up in these prim, well - kpt vessels this fact may be digested.. digested.. Down in the hull of the Blake, the ship which carries the British admiral, admiral, beneath the feet of the big4chested English - sailors and beneath the thick soles of the red - faced, tooting i British, marine baud, there lay - ylesterdat afternoon afternoon 300,000 , pounds of powder. The American man who. as a boy, put four fingers of very Inferior powder into an old srun to kill a rabbit and got knocked on njs dick ny ine mere kick oi tuat gun. may be able to form some conception of the loaa wmca her iron flanks. the Blake Is carrying in .Kvery one or the thirty five ships is OS is loaded no with death and destruction in proportion. , The dawn had broken clear and a brisk wind - was blowing blowing out from the north. It cleared! the air after tha river and city to stereoscopic brilliancy, but the dust and shade had been carried down over the upper bay and the Narrows seemed to have been left there afloat, lying low and motionless, to obscure the view of those watching from high points in the city. It was like ns if the breath of an Indian summer had floated over the Stateh island hills and brooded down with.its hazy enrtain of dull told in the early sunlight. Looking over the city from the high point of the Associated Associated Press offices the city was covered with a flattering cloud of red. white and blue, streaming from; forests of flag - staffs.' v ... ! v . Patriotism was evident in the streets Fathers and mothers felt the occasion was one their progeny should ses, especially especially the boys, and throngs we e seeking seeking places of vantage from which to see the great naval pageant. The temperature temperature was crisp and sharp. ' It was shortly after 9 o'clock when Admiral Admiral Gherardi's flagship gave the preliminary preliminary signal to break anchor and fall into line. ' . . THB ' ORDER OF THB MARCHING , : : WARSHIPS. .. . They started up the harbor In two columns, columns, the port column led by the Philadelphia Philadelphia and the starboard column by the British cruiser Blake. Most of the foreign foreign ships were in the rtar board column, nearest the New York shore and all passed le battery In the following order: t - ; POHT COI.UMX. .':.: United States Rear Admiral Oherardl Coaimandef - in - Chief 1 Philadelphia (flag) 2 Newark (flagiv 3 Atlanta, 4 San Francisco, Francisco, 5 Bancroft, 6 Benningtonv'7 Balti more, jnicago nag, Yorktown, 10 vnarieston. il Vesuvius, rj uoncord. Argentine Rear Admiral Howard 13 Neuvo de Julio. . Holland Captain Arrins - - - 14 Va.i Spayck. vreriiiauy captain uucneisei 10 .Kaiser - in Augusta, 16 Seadler. . United States 17 Mlantonomoh. v , : STAkBOaRD COLCMN. . - Great Britain Vice Admiral Sir John HawKins, commanding l make (flag), 2 Australia, 8 Magidenne, 4 Tartar. - - Russia Vice Admiral Kosenakofl. Com - manaer - in - jcier ; uimitry uousKer (flag. 6 General Admiral. 7 Rynda. - Frince Rear Admiral de Libran, Commander Commander Commander - in - Chief 8 Arethnse (flag), 8 Hus - sard. 10 Jean Bart. . Italy Rear Admiral MagnaghL Commander Commander Commander - in - Chief 11 Etla (dag, , 12 Giovanni Giovanni Bausan. . Spain Rear Admiral Gomes y Ixmo, Commander Commander Commander - in - Chief 13 Infanta Isabel (flag), 14 Regina Regent e, 15 Neuvo Kwpana. Brazil Rear Admiral de Coronla. Com mander - in - Chief 16 Aqnidaban . (flag), 17 xiraientes, is jnepuonea. t As the noble Philadelphia 'pointed her Way to the city, and it was seen that the great pageant had tnus started, the tug ana steamer . wmsnea urunc lunu witn screaming, and out' over the - waters sounded faintly the shouts of thousands who blackened the shores of Long island and States island. ' - . Then came the Newark, flying at the fere the - vhite pennant witi a - red cross. showing that she waa on guard duty for the sail.' Next came the Atlanta; her low board making her distinct from others acd the Sa - i Francisco was next.. ier an. cbor was stlil - foul - and " was - making trouble as sne went aioug. ine naval academv boat - Bancroft was - trim and taut as she 'Sailed along next, and the Bennington Btcamea. along a - nttlo to close to her leader lor pcrrecc formation. The last of ' the first division was the P.IHmnr a . . ' ' The Chlcaso led the t - ecocd cirisioa of the port column with Rear Admiral "Walker's "Walker's flag, while with two blue stars fly - irg from her main. She was a picture, of g - 8ce and strength. - with her bark rig and her bly guns peeping out of the open port holes. Then came the iorktown. folic folic wed by the crack cruiser of the Pacific coast, the Charleston; the Vesuvius, mext. with her three djnamlte guns shining In the sunlight, while the Concord brought up the rear of the American vessels. In order to equalize the column. Rear Admiral Gherardi took the three German and Dutch ships in to his column and the Kaiser snd Augusta led the. way. Bhe looked like the old Minnesota and was less a warship than the Seadler Van Speyck, which followed and closed the port column. In the meantime, the British British cruiser Blake had fallen Into position with the British vie - admiral. Sir John Hopkins, waiting to give the order to proceed. As soon as the Philadelphia got abreast of him. Vice Admiral Hopkins signalled to the starboard column to move, and the nose of the Blake was pointed northward and about 3(M yards distant from the Philadelphia. Behind her came the Magiclenne, Tartar and Australia, Australia, and they were followed by .the Russians, Russians, General Admiral and" Uyda. Next In order were the French warships Arc - thuse, Jean Bart and Hussard - The - Jean Bart was - nt particularly, graceful, looking like a great black spider, ugly and venomous. She. looked to be the most dangerous beat in the fleet, though many others could out - Usin her. Next in order came the Itallai hin Etna and her companion the olovanol Baussaj. while the Brazilians, led by the . Aquldabau brought up tne rear of the port squadron. The Aquldaban wsm the only fully armored line of ' battle - ship in tne - sqiadron. The Seeadler aJd Van Speyck. which brought up the rear of the port column, began to coal up and great clouds of black, smoke poured out of. their funnels. ';','', j The alignment of the Americans was nearly perfect. The white ships were 300 vsrds opart, and were imitated In color by the three foreigners in the column, only one,, the Van Speyck, being black.' As the port column steamed along at 4 knots,, no boat was 10 feet out of the line, and they t kept the formation as;if they had been anchored bow and stern line. Tho start was made so promptlv - at 0:45 that thouiands of spectators who had gathered, to witness the spectacle from the .Navesink highlands highlands and the heights tot Fort w ud - i - worth and other points of . advantage on Staten islaud had hardly takeu up position before the guns of Ports Harai - ton and Wadsworth bomed their welcome welcome to the advancing fleet. :' - Steaming neck and neck, the two admirals admirals and vhelr flagships leading the way, set the pare at a. rate of between eight, and nine knots an hour. A brisk breeze curled the waters into white, breakers, but the miignlflcent ships glided along so smoothly that their motion motion scarcely swelled ' percept ibly. A cable and. a half length Sou yards) separated each ship froin the other, aud this distance was maintained with, absolute absolute precision. The contrast presented bv the snow - white American fleet and the dark - hulled foreigner was very per - ceptible as they moved along side ty side, each neigntenmg ine cuect oi other. The two schools of naval architecture architecture (for nearly, all tha ships lnthe fleet not American bnllt were of English English construction) were strongly marked, and every patriot felt within him a glow of pride that the new navy of tha United JStates did not suffer by the comparison. comparison. The time occupied - in paesing the forts was exactly, half an hour. After the naval bW: - had - rassed "too nanows and enrer4d" Uie npptf bay; tho fleet of excursion stpaiuera and yachts and big boats fell in and became a volunteer escort, the scene then became one of combined grace, animation and beauty - cever to be forgotten. The ab - sense of cannonading lelt the air clear, and every outline of the magnlneent ships stood out in luminous silhouette against the "cloudless sky. The flags of the 'different nationalities, aad even the names of the. ships were clearly discernible discernible from the Mhore. The fleets were preceded preceded by navy yard tugs and patrols, whose duty it was to keep the. course clear. The rear was brought up by a reveaue cutter. No vessels of nny kind was allowed to break through the line. The ships steamed up the river until the Philadelphia and Blake reached a twlnt opposite Eighty - ninth street, when the signal to anchor was given. The rear of the double was opposite Wetit Thirty - fourth street, and was held by the Mlantonomoh.. The Dolphin is now anchored off Twenty - second street, and will remain there until the president boards her at 10:30 to - morrow to review the ships. The entire water front was lined with people and the water dotted with all kinds of craft. Steam whistles were blown continually from the time the fleet entered the North river - until the last vessel dropped anchor. rnvelllaa Krlcon' Statue. New York, April 28. A tribute of honor to the son or another country, whose genius befriended us in time of - sorest need, constituted the first formality In the Colombian fetes of to - dny. While the Columbian fleet - was still waking Into life in the harbor this morning, morning, on shore the air was rent with tho music of bands and preparations were being made to unveil the statue of Etics - As early 88:30 o'clock the members of the New York aud Brooklyn Swedish sinirinc Societv assembled in Union square and marched down Broadway to tne iiattery to assist. u iuo uuyoiuik of the monument. The processiou moved in the following order: Platoon of police; police; band; Major F. H. Allen, grand marehal; Bavnes Forty - ninth Regiment Band; tweuty - four Swedish societies; the Uev. M. Stoipe and Miss Anderson in - a carriage; band; Amaranthus Lodge of Swedish Odd Fellows; band; Manhem I irt nf Kwedlsh Odd Fellows. The Kev. Mr. Stoipe Is pastor of the Swedish church in this city, of which John lOHraann was a member and trus tee. The inventor was also a member of tne Ajnarantnus ixxige, toojc . pare .in the parade. The double - turret ed monitor Mlantonomoh Mlantonomoh came up from the lower bay i early this mornimr. anchored off the battery and ; fired 1 twenty - one guns i when the starn was unveiled by Miss Anderson The statne was then delivered to the civic authorities, and accepted on behalf of the city by president Paul Dana of the park board." ' Colonel C. Church made the oration. . - i Half an hour before the Swedish societies societies drew up to the stand the double - decked monitor Mlantonomoh steamed position near" at hand for the purpose of tiring the gun salute at the unveiling. Marines came ashore and were stationed with the signal .flag at an elevation to give notice to the gunners at the. proper time, Tho exercises began at 1:20 o'clock with the singing of "Columbia" by the Swedish singers assembled, fter which the Rev - Mr. Irfotel delivered a nraver. Mr. Ashley Colread the act authoriz - Inir the erection of tne statue, and then brought forward Miss Esselllnda Ander son, tne young iauy - selected - Dy tne Swedish organizations to unveil the statue. Miss Anderson loot bold of a cord attached to the flags covering the statue, and as she gave a sharp pull tney ieu apart auu. were puued uown, revealinir the fimire of the treat inventor. At the name time cheers a roue from the enthusiastic crowd as a greeting to the reDresentatlon oi tne illustrious Swede. The sieualmen froin - the Mlantonomoh fave their signal. Mr. - Cole moved his andkerchlef and the salute from the monitor j - oared out. While the guns were saluting the Swedish Guards received orders orders to present arms, which they did as tney stood in line in irouc or. tne statue. The band played "Hail to the Chief." and a moment later singers gave the Swedish song, "lioross ssvea." . V - . After the music Mr. . Cole, frtrmallv addressing Mr. Paul Dana, president of the nark board, delivered the . statue to the custody of the city. . - After remarks of acceptance In behalf of the city py .Mr. jLana, uolonel Milan C. Church, chairman of the legislative commlisfcion of the Ericsson statue, delivered delivered an oration; In which lie thus referred referred to the great Inventor: The city of New York need fear no disapproval , of her choice of a subject of this the first statue ever erected at the expense of the munlcinalitv. Posterity Posterity will never ojuestlon the claim of Continued ort Second Pasre. EEMEMBEANCE. Unveiling of the Confederate llonu - ; ment at Vicksburg, Miss., ' In the. Presence of a Vast Multitude of Sympathetic Spectators , Eloquent And Scholarly ' Address of Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee. ExGoTernor Robert Lotvry Delivers a Patriotic Oration at the - '..'. . - ; Opera House ; Tne Soldier's UoBBmeat.. I; Vicksburg, - : MJiwAl)rlI ,20. (Spectal.'H - aii xnat an immense assemoiage or visi tors from . all over; the state, military pomp, . burning eloquence, . poetry and music could do to render the day. memo rable has , been done. . So much may Vicksburg say of the ceremonies that at tended the unveiling of the confederate monument.' '"."' Each train and steamboat arriving this morning brought crowds of people from far and near, including a small army of Veterans, many of them survivors of the siege and, not - a few "from adjacent states. The veterans, as a special at tention, were banquetted at noon in the rotunda, of the Vicksburg Hotel, a mag nificent hall which was filled with im provised tables loaded with every edible that . the ladies could devise, and served to their guests with their own fair hands. It was a beautiful scene, and one that has not been paralleled here in years. I ; . The occasion was felt to be no ordinary one, and the city adorned itself to greet the day. After long . years of . earnest endeavor the noble women composing the Confederate Cemetery Association, an organisation founded In I860, bad trl nmphed over every obstacle and was about to dedicate a ran - confederate" monument In' memory of the brave men who fell in the effort . to protect them from the invader. Their personal ex perience during the long and bloody siege had taught them to love and honor these departed heroes, . and with pious . care. practiced for more than a quarter. - of a century, they had collected the remains of nearly 3000 of them " from their obscure burial places on the "blood - stained heights and laid them - to rest on 9 sunny slope near the city they defended so well. , To erect such a monument has been the cherished desire of the association from the beginning, but the realization of its hopes was long deferred. It was little more than a year ago that its members felt . Justified in accepting a ' design and placing the contract. Both were secured by the Hill City Marble Works, its man ager, .Mr. A. A, . Menezes, a native of New Orleans, having drawn the plans and supervised their execution. The statue, which crowns the apex of the monument. was done In Italy, and surpasses all expectation expectation in its execution. The remainder of the work was carved in Vicksburg, except except a few. ornaments. A few weeks after letting the contract the corner - stone was laid, the ceremonies being attended by a vast crowd. Bat for the desire to make the occasion notable by the presence of the veterans In force, tne unveiling mlgbt nave tanen LIEUTENANT GENERAL STEPHHX D. LEE. place at an earlier date, the monument hnvinir hen cnmnleted nearly a month ago It stands In the center of the Confederate kmoi - v n ' low ffnmfir mound, over shadowed by the hills a commanding and 'very picturesque situation. . The bodv - of the monument is of white Italian marble, adorned with four reversed reversed cannons and as man v piles of balls of Tennessee marble. The statue of a confederate soldier, which crowns its snmmit. was carved at Carara.. Italy ml la Kiniralarlv lifelike in nose and feat ure. ; The hands rest on the old familiar rifle. The head is bent forward, tne ieei are placed somewhat apart, as it firmly planted on a rushed surface. It Is a true - .." .rr - ry. - 4 Mm I - buvu sv one v uiigui u&re been seen on a thousand battle fields during, the war. The statue faces the south. On ttlA V. annA.a the following inscriptions: Fiont: 'In Memory of the Vin from All State, of the booth. YVbo Fell in the Intense of VUks - borg. Daring a Siege of Forty - Five Days. May IS to July 3. 1H63. a Defense umrarptisaea in the Annals of War for Herobon. Endurance of Hardship, and Patriotic Devotion . We care not whence tney came, " Dear Is their lifeless clay. Whether unknown or known to fame, Tbelr canse and country still the same. They died, and they wore ue gray. Right: 'Here rest some few of those who. vainly Died for the land they loved hut could not Left: "Oar dead are mourned forever." . : Through all the future ages In history and in story. Their tame snail shine. Their names shall twine. , ' ' They need no greater glorJV. Tenderly fall our tears. - Over tbe lifeless clay. - . . . . .. Here lie the dead who fought and p1' ' And fell in garb of gray. ... Ours the fate of the vanquished. Whose heartaches never cease. Ours the tears, reerets ana iears. Theirs the eternal peace.,, rn th oorner - ctone. '.aid last May," ap - psrs the following Inscription: "Vlckshnnr Confederate Cemetery AsoocJa - i t!V 1KKH - Mrs. E. r. Eirelestoo, president; Mrs. W. H. Stevens, Brut vice prwtldVot; Mrs. Kd Wright, second vice president; Mrs. Thoa. A. Marshall, third vice president; Mrs. Annie Demons, fourth vice president; Mrs. A H. Arthur, treasurer. A special tram amra irom ""wu iri n'r - irwii hoarlnir . the several state officials with the exception of Governors" Stone, who was aetamea. . Ex - Governor Lowry was received by the military companies, and - a salute of guns was nred In his honor. - rne ainner win a buiciu vuc 1200 veterans were sxesent, the largest number that has been assembled in this city since the war. At '2 o'clock a procession was formed, composed of veterans. locaL and visiting military companies and floats gayly decorated decorated with confederate, colors bearing fifteen young ladles, representing tne confederate states and the army and navy of the soutn. 'ine young laaies were dressed in wnite, :wim reu Mue, nd wore crowns - with the names of the states they represented upon them, and the other floats contained fifty young girls, bearing immense bouquets. Then came private citizens in carriages and on floats. The cemetery was reached at zuju p. - m. The following programme was carried out: . . ; ; PRAYER BY REV. H. A. PICHERTT. Almlsrhty God. Master of life and death. I thank thee that, in thy mercy, thou hast permitted me to live long enough to see this day ! . And Here, on tne oanas tf the mighty Mississippi, above which bold Vicksburg lifts her haughty brow to catch the' sun first rays or the shower's first kiss; a city consecrated by the blood of the martyred dead whose ashes make sacred our country to tae goa or iioeny; for so many weary months the battle field of the fiercest con Acts; ennobled ly her historical recollections; and so often reddened by the blood of our brothers who fought for her freedom and died for her glory; l niesj mee. u Loro. mat x can'ouce "trior e - meet my comrades and pay a last tribute of honor and gratitude to the confederate soldiers who Ue burled In this holy spot! May my right hand lose Its . cunning and my tongue cleave to the roof of my month, if ever I forcet thee, historic city, that hast gathered into thy mother ly bosom tne sacreu nones or. my orouners and guardest the precious dust of my people! City of martyrs and heroes, land of chivalry, be thou ever happy and pros - IX - GOVEKNOa KOBKRT LOWKT. peroas. I praise thee, O God of might, and I thank thee for the exalted patriotism patriotism which thou dldst infuse into the hearts and souls of our gallaut soldiers, the bravest of the brave, who threw themselves fearlessly between the enemy and our women and children; determined not to surrender nor to retreat! Dear de - n.i - toH omrades - well did you redeem your pledge with the forfeit of your lives, falling, the chosen sacrifice to Icks - burg's freedom! . ; - I pray thee, O God, grant that our children children may never lose the memory of these our city s defenders, a nobler band than the Spartans who fell at Thermopylae; for us they shed their blood; for our constitutional constitutional rights they poured - out their lives: xsobte bands of martyrs! Your souls went in the cause of our city and our country! You maybe without a name In v. hnt nrh of vou - hns a olace from which no one can ever dislodge you the heart of grateful Vicksburg! I pray thee, O God, to bless the declining declining years of the old confederate soldiers, many of them still bearing the scars of hard fought battles, who holding with the majority of American people the doctrine of state sovereignty, committed no treason; treason; being guilty of no rebellion; who yellded only to superior numbers and resources; resources; beaten but not disgraced, proving proving themselves In war and defeat what v. .a mmiI AmArlMna! Mitv their iUC - j , . - no.ia r valor be ever beid as tne most Drecious inheritance of. our reunited country! r thnnk thee. O God. who teacfi'st mercy and forgiveness, that thoa hast given US. tne survivors ox u jubi, iuuu;u lost cause, greatness of mind and gjn - erositv of heart such as to - enable vs to fold tenderly In the bosom of our consecrated soil th? mortal remains of our conquerors who now He side by side with our conquered fathers and sons; the Mississippi river chanting a peaceful, peaceful, though solemn requiem, equally over both. "Under the sod and the dew. Waiting the Judgment ay. . lender the 6urel the blu4 T . Coder . the willow the gray." " I thank thee, O. God of might that thon hast also given us the grace and the strength, if not to forget, at least to forgive the wrongs done to nsl I bless the God of peace for that boon, that la brotherly love we now clasp each otners hands across the dark chasm of an unfortunate unfortunate past; that the same dear old flag floats over our beads, confederates and federals paying a common homage to Its sacred folds' I thank the God of mercy that his holy angels have stolen the. bitterness of defeat f, tnf vanquished and the memory of victory from the conquerors! .... ... I pray thee. i. Almighty God. who, throiich Jesus Christ, hat revealed thy glory to all nations, to preserve for ev - r the unity of our country! I pray thee. 1 fv - T ' Continued on Faff Sl TWO CYCLONES. Appalling Loss of Life and XJestructioa in Oklahoma. Thlrty - One Persons Killed in One Little Town. Several Towns Hearly Completely Devastated. Devastated. - The Djlnff and Wounded Imprisoned In the Ruins of Their Homes Without Succor Oklahoma, Q. T.. April 26. Two tinct cyclones, a terrlfls hall storm and a waterspout combined to wreak awful destruction destruction In the newly - built towns In Oklahoma last night. It is reported that Bixty - two human lives were sacrificed it Is positive that forty were killed. whll severally fatally and scores were seriously injured. The 'damage to property Is la - estimable. The names of the victims,' so far aa known, are: Kill sd Ed Johnson and three hired hands, John O'Connor, Sr., and John O'Connor. Jr., Mrs. O'Connor and several several children, Mrs. Rooney. Mrs. Mara - ney and four children. Miss Red. Mr. . Banks, wife and two children. R. O.Clemens, O.Clemens, child of Mrs. Bate. Henry Peary and family of seven. Rev. Mr. Carlo. Seriously Wounded Charles Harwell. Mrs. Kettrldge and infant, Mrs. Snyder, - U T It still Hon - i. n i hll.t Thnm.a Wa. w. awa nuaj muu v. a a t va a si u sues a v er, John - Doyle, George O'Conner, Mrs. Moroney and three children. Pat O'Mal - ley, Albert Sinnox, Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore, Mrs. Calbert, Mrs. S. II. Wilkinson, Geo. Hughes and child. Orders for twenty - one coffins have been received here and at Norma u and supplies have been telegraphed for from other points. The brunt of the storm was laid upon the prosperous little town of Norman, on the Santa Fe Railroad, about twenty miles south of here. At that point thirty - one people Were killed, dozens injured aud . the town almost completely destroyed. destroyed. There a pall has over - shrouded the town, .business Is suspended and everybody able to render any assistance to the poor unfortunates or towards removing removing the dead bodies are searching along the track of the cyclone. .The people people are frenzied and cannot . give any estimate of their loss, and know nothing except to care for the dead and injured, Oklahoma City has responded nobly and the mavor" and principal citizens organized organized a relief corps and are at the scene of the destruction, . r f J - Farther on the towns or Downs ana Keokuk Falls fared but little better. The"" towns were nearly devastated and score of people injured fatally and otherwise, though the loss pf lives here. It at ail. will not oe as serious as at luu. The first signs of th Impending dan - r. a l n t a TcRtrcbiv afternoon ia a paal of black clouds overshadowing the northwest for mile around, while farther farther away to the west rushing across the k..rWy.n rnM wm the cyclone Men left their business places and hurried to their homes, where all who could, quickly sought the cyclone caves. At 7:30 o'clock the monster from th west reached Its antagonist In the north west and with tncir comoineo. sirrusm swooped dowj on the town of Moore. Houses wita precious mr wnc Kefom the anrrr tor rent, great trees were twisted off." and barns. lencc ajja eTjrjuuuj i was laid low. T.'asalng along for eight miles, it struck the town of Norman, where the damage was repeat - jd. acd tLen on to Downs and ivjokus, r aus am through Pottowamie county, where thousands thousands of dollars worth of property was destroyed and many Uvea must Lav been sacrificed. - ""." The house of J. O con nor, near juoorw, ... riMitnwed and O'Connor and his wife and three children and five neigh - bora, who bad sought shelter m tne ouuu - Ing, supposing - It to be tornado - proof. were crushed to aeatn. The frame house of John Balky was nm tn nieces and he WSS killed, while other members of his. family of six were. badly Injured, three or tne cauoxen Mrs. Balks fatally. - . The home of Henry DyeT was demolished, demolished, but his sick wife and child were picked picked up and carried some distance without being hurt. West pf Norman, eight houses were demolished and five or six - people badly injured. East of the stricken town two men and two women were killed. Similar reports come from all around, but it seems impossible to get names. The night passed by those who had es - canod the storm's ravuKvs wm hideous In the extreme.. Around Norman, after the cvclon" had done its destruction, a fearful hall storm started and after It w . ,u.cii; . in jirid. It was too dark to search out the dead and most of the injured and dying yho were successful in making their "voice; haard above the storm's roar, came, but feebly, for relief. The would - be rescuers could hear the pitying cries of the unfortunates, unfortunates, and here and there locate the Imprisoned victims, but help In most cases were out of the question, and several several of the poor unfortunates were compelled compelled to lay burled beneath the debris of 'their once happy homes. Those who survived with their injuries, and after having laid in the cold and wet all night, were too faint when morning came to cry for help and lay half - uncon scions nntll found by their rescuers. Men and women and children by the score who had lost their homes, and in many instances instances were separated from their families, families, spent the uisnial night as a rule la the rain and amongst the debris In an endeavor to find and help their loved one. Their search waa - penerally fruitless, fruitless, fcr the storm was so fierce tbit it was absolutely necessary to protect them - selves by seeking what shelter re - niained. This was but scant, and whn morning came it found a sad and pitiful sicht. Women carrying their babies and little children, crying for tbetr mothers, could be seen wandering around wet to the skin and nearly ready to drop in their tracks. As soon as it was light enough the men got quickly to work, and after providing . what comfort waa possible for the women and children, commenced the work of rescue. The pour victims who had been imprisoned all night were carefully carried to Improvised Improvised hospitals where all the care possible possible was tendered them;, but few saved more than what they had on their backs. As the dead and Injured, were bronght Into the hospital the scene was more than pitiable, friends and relatives recognising recognising their loved one dead, or too weak to return their recogaition. - Help from neighboring 'towns soon arrived arrived and before nightfall something like comfort was provided. Everything, however. Is In confusion, and It will be Impossible to gain a correct correct list of the casualties before to - mor - row. - - In Payne counrv, and fifty miles nortn. nu uu - me lerniory line, m - .. - , - - - - - struck about the same time as did tne erclnni iiu lthnn,h tf - la known iu" mV0TMl Vw ,11 wo. wnA. an - .nr IVIT, it is not known whether any lives were - At Langsto. a negro town twi'T. miles from Guthrie, thirty bouses wpre carried away aud fourteen rrd' amei - The negroes are panic - stricken. They are overcome with a supertiHon that the last day has come, and that Eangston will be populated. hey hve o money and no energy, and if pmIQ An Lanffston, can only do it by aid from tta "lirFonelon. of Norman, was out a'.! Tii,),. ... .ii to - day attending to tt.e wounded, and says that he has allied V - injuries of 100 eople. ajiout 01 tUrtJ. J iiua ajfi WJJ&J - iz

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 27 Apr 1893, Thu,
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