The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on May 30, 1892 · Page 4
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 4

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Monday, May 30, 1892
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DESOLATION. Continued from flrat |>age. east corner was badly damaged, the went end of the second story being blown in and unroofed, ond many glass broltcn. Frank Howen's blacksmith Bhop Isa total wreck. The Maxwell JtlnU was demolished, Rodgers A. Hon, implement and car riagc roam badly damaged. Lamar A Son, two-story stone, slight damage, wareroom down. The most complete wreck caused by the. storm was the building occupied by the Harper Mercantile company and the Masons. It went down In a heap burying all within its walls—scarcely one brick being left upon another. Very littl* will be saved undamaged. The fine furniture and costly paraphernalia of of the Masonie lodge is a total loss. Several were caught in the wreck but none killed, among them being Lewis and llobt. Leiblek aud Pete Corby, the two latter being badly in jured. Pclzell's cigar factory is a total wreck and Hie loss to stock and man ufucted goods great. Several large glasses were broken in the second story of the Chicago meal market, used as lodging rooms by the Farmers' restaurant; also the said restaurant sustained some damage llr. it. C. Martin's ofitce was dam aged by the roof going off, plaste cracked, ; glass broken and awning down. s On West Main street the roof went off the fled barn and shed demolished The Harper Normal college, n fine two-story brick, had the belfry blown a way and the heavy cornice torn off and roof damaged. Pinall frame, occupied by Misses 'Elliott, Hear and Ilaynes, wrecked. Haptist church, belfry blown off, roof damaged and main part la not so badly damaged as at first thought; is thought 8700 will repair it in shape frame. Miss West's Millinery store building was badly damaged and stock injured. The Favey block, of the two-story bricks, shows the south end blown out and roof off. The wcBt lower room was occupied by the Graphic office and the upper rooms by students and for other purposes. The l'attcrson house veranda was blown away from the front and the tin roof taken off, damage to the rooms was heavy, several of them being pretty badly drenched, some glass broken. .fohn Powell, two miles north of Crystal, two barns blown down. Fasvcett, two miles north of Crystal, one barn destroyed. E. A. Mallery, two and one -half miles northeast of Crystal, house and two stables demolished. Ed. Miller, three miles northeast of •Crystal, house and stables destroyed, MuMuIlen, three and one-quarter miles northeast of Crystal, house off of foundation. Thos. llendrixsou, three and one- half miles northeast of Crystal, house and stable destroyed. Baldwin, four miles northeast of Crystal, fine house and barn wrecked. Octagon school house, totally, destroyed. Clark, near Octagon school house, house blown down. The house on the Ilothwell farm, two miles west of Harper, destroyed. Dr. Knapp, four miles west of Harper, house partially destroyed and stables both gone. U. F. Dunn, seven miles west of Harper, sheds down and great Injury to orchard. Ramscyer, half mile west of Harper, house demolished; W. Bennefield's household goods destroyed. Tlieo. Hepsher, half mile west of Harper, house partially destroyed and barn blown down. 11 is safe to say that there is not a building in the city which did not suffer to some extent. Two-thirds of the buildings, both business add residence, are nearly or altogether destroyed; it is also true that only u very few of them were Insured uguinst cyclones and tornadoes. Owing to the fact that the wires were down, both on the Hutchinson and Southern and Santa Fe, it wus impossible to get word to the outside world until late Saturday night. On Saturday morning committees from Hutchinson, Kingman and Anthony repaired to the' scene of the storm aud proffered assistance to the citizens of Harper. The mayor appointed the following committees at a meeting of the citi r.ens of this city and the representatives of other cities, Saturday after noon: Finance committee—Jonas Cook, chairman; L. C. Senceman and Abner Hourne. Labor committee—A. Holdwin, (i. C. I'el/.el, .lesse Murphy, Ned Sisson, S. C. Lobough, Clarence Rogers, A. Mc- I'liorsoii and Marshal Hull. Aid committee—II. II. Wolsey, Kingman; J. S. May, Hutchinson, and J. C. McCulloch, Anthony. The following constitutes the relief committee: John Watts, chairman, of tho Harper National bank; 0. 1'. Stewart, agent for the Rock Island Lumber company, and V. VV. Hawks, real estate agunt. Those- gentlemen roport that the sick aud wounded arc being cared for; they ulso report that assistance in the way of food, lumber, etc., is acceptable, but that money is needed above all things, and the committee guarantee to sco that it is judiciously expended. Mayor McCuftoch of Anothy, accompanied by hose eomponlcB NOB. 1 and 2 were on the ground yesterday, and rendered much valuable assistance. They arc a good set of fellows and de serve much credit for what they have done, and are doing. In fact othe Anthony people have shown a disposition to do all in their power to relieve the distresses of their Bister city, and have endeared themselves to the city of Harper by their many acts of kind ness. In the same connection we might add that. Kingman and Hutchin son have also shown much friendly concern for the sufferers, which will long be rememberod. Tho citizens have become aroused from tho dazed condition in which they were found on Saturday morning and are-working with a will to repair the damage and get back into business again. The Harper Mercantile company moved such goods as were taken out of the ruins of the Masonic building Into a room formerly occupied us u bank, just across the street from where their own building stood, and a streamer on the front of the building announces that they will be open for business Monday. Many of the buildings will be repaired or rebuilt, but it will be many a day before Harper will recover from the shock sustained in this storm. ft (s anything but cheerful to see families looking over the spot of earth upon which their homes once stoodi while only the foundation stones, in some Instances, mark the place. These people need assistance of a substantial character. W, L. Strnnnltuu'K Funeral. WKLLINCTON IN RUINS. IIAJIPKB , Kan., May 2D.—[Special.]— W. 13. Strunuban, the only victim of the late cyclone hi this city, was buried to-day. It was by far tho largest funeral ever held in this city; Mr. Stranahan was an active and popular member of both the I. O. O. F. and A. O. U. W. lodges, and representative of thesis orders attended the funeral from a number of neighboring cities. The following lodges were represented In the procession that followed the remains to the cemetary: Anthonyol. O. 0. F. No. 227. A. O. U. W. No. 206; Ar gonia 1. O. O. F. No. 272; A. O: CJ. W No. 171; Bluff City 1. O. 0. F. No. 33.1; A. O. U. W. No. 220; Freeport I. O. O. V. No. 26fl; Norwich 1. O. O. F. No. 310 and Camp «0; A. O. U. W. No. 1H4; Kingman A. 0. U. W. No. 101; Harper 1. O. O. P. No. 101, Camp 57 and A. O. U. W. No. 81. Immediately following these orders camuthe mourners and then a string of carriages, of citizens reaching out a distance of over a mile. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. Lawrence, assisted by Rev. McKinley. Extreme sadness was added to the funeral services by the fact of the fainting of the wife of the deceased. She was carried from the I. O. O. F. hall to a private residence and physicians have been in attendance with her ever since. The shock to her nervous system is terrible and the lady will experience a severe sickness if not death. She was unable to go either to the church or cemetery. Mr. Stranahun has bceu a resident of Harper for the past thirteen years, At the time of his death he was agent for a 'farm machinery company. He leaves a wife and four chileren, the oldest about 12 years of nge, lliiui &KO to Cropa. RAOO , May 20.—[Special.]-—Reports have been coming in here all day as to the damage done, growing erops from the waterspout of Friday night. A majority! of the farms in Pilot Knob township are more or less injured by the hail and rain. Whole fields of corn being washed out in some instance to such an extent that they will have to be replanted. I.lttlo Jiamnguat AttU-u. ATTICA , Kan., May 39.—[Special.] The storm of Friday night did but very little damage to this city. Sidewalks were torn up, awnings and outhouses blown away, $500 will fully cover all damage.' The most damage was done to growing crops north of the city; those south of us are not in- j ured und give promise of enormous yield. So Storm lit Ar£oiilH. AnooxiA, Kan., May 29.—[Special.]— The report Bent to the Associated Press about a cyclone in this city was all a mistake. We had nothing more than a high wind and ruin, no damage being done whatever. A number of the members of the I. O. O. F. und A. O. U. W. of this city attended the funeral of W. L. Stranahan, at Harper to-day. Chnroh at CryHtill HiirlnffH Destroyed. HAKI'KU , May 20.—[Special. ]—Word was received here to-day that the new M. E. church at Crystal Springs was destroyed by the storm on Friday night. An Apjiuul For Aid. Telegrams wero received yesterday from Jonas Cook, chairman of the finance committee of Harper as follows: Relief committee reports fifty families needing immediate help. We need a few mechanics, masons, carpenters, day laborers and tinners. Upon roceipt of this telegram, T. J. Templar, president of the commercial club, issued an order for the club to meet this morning ut U o'ciock. l»ev»«t»tlon Canned l»y the Torimilu of I.H»t Frlilny NlRht. WKI.M.VOTOX, May 20.—[Special.]— To-day has been the most memorable in the history of Wellington, and such un one as it is hoped will never again be seen. The news of- the awful destruction of life and property wrought by the. terrific cyclone of Friday evening attracted the greatest throng ever seen in the city. The early morning trains were laden down with people who came to witness the dire calamity, and excursion trains arrived nearly every hour during the day. The railroads awcre taxed to their utmost capacity, and all ckinds of ears were pressed Into service to haul the people. By 2 o'clock fully ten thousand strangers were in the city, and all day long the desolated district was a moving mass of curious humanity. The best of order prevailed, however, and the visitors seemed so thoroughly impressed by the sorrowful surroundings as to be ready to mourn with those so terribly afflicted and to be ready to assist in alleviating distress whenever found. It has indeed been a day of mourning, and to-night there are scores of aching hearts and desolate homes in our midst. Three of the victims of the dread disaster . were to-day con signed to their last resting place ami their earthy forms out from the sight of friends forever. They were Mrs. Snshcr, the beautiful bride of but four months and her sister, Miss Strahan, both of whom were crushed in tho debris, and then partially cremated in the ruins. Also James Hustle, an old and respected citizen, who has been identified with the business interests of Wellington for a number of years. An immense concourse of friends and citizens followed the funeral party to the cemetery, each one feeling the utmost sorrow and each feeling that he had sustained an irreparable loss. Other funerals will take place to-morrow. It will require several days to get a complete list of the property destroyed and get a correct estimate of the loss. Below is a list as nearly complete as could be obtained of the business houses that have been destroyed: BUSINESS I10USKS. C. A. Gambrill. loan and insurance office, entirely destroyed. Monitor-Press, weekly newspaper, entirely destroyed. People's Voice, weekly newspaper, entirely destroyed. T. B. Hubbard, seeds and feed, en tirely destroyed. II. Conrad, restaurant, entirely destroyed. S. K. Mortgage company, loan office: entirely destroyed. Peniwell Marble company,' tomb stones, entirely destroyed. Douglass & Brown, real estate,' en tirely destroyed. Ned Hale, coal, entirely destroyed. \V.,B. Seymour, feed stable, entirely destroyed. W. B. Seymour, feed store, entirely destroyed. Ee L. Brown, carpenter shop, entirely destroyed. Fisher & Adams, blacksmith shop, entirely destroyed. Geo. R. Fultz, loan and abstract office, entirely destroyed. R. Lynch, shoe shop, entirely destroyed. DCol. Jesse Brower, barber shop, entirely destroyed. W. A. Romig, tinware store and shop, entirely destroyed. John Roth, lunch counter, entirely destroyed. M. J. Kain, merchant tailor, entirely destroyed. Sasher & Kirk, carriage factory, entirely destroyed. Alliance grocery, entirely destroyed. It. .1. Smith, agricultural implements, entirely destroyed. Rook Island Lumber & Manufacturing company, lumber entirely destroyed. Worden & Austin, groceries, partially destroyed. S. Crane, hooks and stationery, east end of store room and roof gone. Daily Mail printing office, almost riiined .i Sumner County Stundurd, weekly newspaper, partially destroyed. C'Ht'ItCJHliS. Episcopal, totally destroyed. It was lifted from its foundation, carried a short distance-' and earth In fragments. The Lutheran church was a large, haudsomo structure, nicely furnished, and substantially a new building, fts ruins are an object of great interest to curious spectators. It was lifted into the air, turned complete!,, upside down and dropped squarely on top of a small residence that was being repaired near by, crushing it entirely out of sight. Apparently the church WttB not broken by the wind, but only crushed in falling. A two-story residence, occupied by a family, immediately adjacent, was not injured in the least. The Presbyterian church, a large frame structure, was completely demolished, not a single timber remaining standing. The parsonage, a two- stovy frame, about sixty feet distant, was practically unharmed. oriiKit IHTIMHNOH. James E. Hostie, livery stable, partially wrecked. , Estate of E, N. Andrews, boarding stable, partially wrecked. The First ward school building was a splendid brick structure, two and one-half stories high. Nothing remains but the first story, all above being removed as squarely and completely a* though cut in two and removed by workmen. The Phillips hotel, a three story frame building, was reduced to its original elements, so completely was it. ruined. This was the worst death trap of all the buildings destroyed, six people yielding up their Jives in the awful catastrophe. KRHIUK.VCKS. As yet it has been impossible to secure anything like a complete list of the residences destroyed. In many in stances the houses are so completely blown away as to leave but little evidence as to their location. Following is a partial list. ,1. M. Harper, Robert Millard, M. 3 Malum, F. A. White, 13. A. Hanna, C. 11, Winters, W. O. Barnett, B. F. Sparr, A. T. Wilson, S. C. Autchinson, Mrs. J. A. Holland, Mrs. Leila, King, J. M. Thrallus, W. S. Longman, W. E. Cox, Jake Mocscr, J. T. Hickman, Chas. Lynch, F. M. [Hurley, Jesse Brower, Frank Ellis and many others residing in the track of the storm had their homes razed to the ground, their household goods being scattered all over the adjacent neighborhood. Others resid ing in the path of the cyclone suffered more or less Injuries to their houses and furnishings. AVhere but a few short hours ago there were scores of beautiful, happy homes nothing remains but desolation and unrecognizable debris. Thc.roofs are all blown off of the brick buildings extending from the Bon Ton bakery south to the State National bank' building, likewise on the opposite side from the Marble block southward to the Boynton confectionery stove. Conservative estimates place the amount of damage to property and business interests at 8500,000, with but little insurance that covers loss by cyclones or tornadoes. Years will be required to rebuild and repair. The de struction falls heavily on all classes, but with undaunted courage, untiring vigor and firm faith in the future the people arc determined to at once commence the work of restoration. NO DA3IAOK AT AHOO^IA. The report that Argonia suffered by the storm is a mistake. Leaving Harper for Wellington via the Southern Kansas, there are no evidences of storm more than a mile and a half east of Harper, until iWellington is reached. On the contrary, prosperity, happiness und contentment seem to abound. The entire distance traversed between the two cities is almost an unbroken field of wheat, all headed out and promises u magnificent crop. No country in tho world presents a finer appearance than these portions of Harper and Sumner counties. Opera Howie at Harper. In 1884, at a cost of 820,000. Mr. .1. S. RothwoIL. built the abovo opera house, which has always been not only the pride of the builder, hut of every citizen of Harper, ICan. It was a rich-, ly designed and commodious building being capable of seating over 1 ,000 pcoplc'wlth comfort, and was furnished with the latest Improved opera chairs. It was a pleasure for a tronp to play in the house, owing to the completeness of its arrangement. To-day, it resembles anything but an opera house. The entire-hack portion of the building is eurried away. The two upper stories in front are caved in, on ly a portion of the ground floor is left standing. The chairs in the house are in various places, some being carried away entirely, others are hung on rafters as if placed there by human hands, and some are still setting on the floor in their regular position. This house, will also be rebuilt at once. If the cyclone had happened a few evenings sooner it would have caught one- third of the population of the city in this building »as they were there attending commencement exercises. nice County rolttlcn. Lvo.NR, Knn., May 2S.—[Special.]— The county convention of the' People's party met at Lyons to-day and elected delegates to the state and congressional conventions. Dr. T. Bohrer goes at the head of the state delegation and it is believed can handle the delegation for himself for pongressman-at-large. The congressional convention is instructed for the soekless statesman of "Maidson Lodge" Tlic tone of the convention was decidedly opposed to fusion. The Republican, county central com mittee also met In Lyons to-day. It was a very full meeting, nearly every member being present. Hon. Tim McCarthy and Hon. Chester I. Long were in the city to-day and Hon. Hena Booth yesterday. Long made a n/J speech to the central commitl which received very favorable comment from the members. Count Rice in the Republican column this fall, Ilnil » Narrow KitCHpe, Johnny Collins, an old Hutchinson boy known to all our citizens, Is located at Wellington as cattle inspector. He narrowly escaped being in the ill-fated city the night of the cyclone, having been to Chicago. He had intended to return direct from Chicago, and he would have reached Wellington but a few minutes before the cyclone struck, but at Kansas City changed his mind and remained there for the night. He considers that he played ,in mighty good luck by so doing. Viewing the KUIIIH. HAIIPEH , Kan,, May 20.—[Special.]-— Fully 1,500 visitors from Hutchinson, Kingman, Anthony and other cities were in the city to-day viewing the ruins of the cyclone. Fine Playing Cnrdn. Send (10) cents In stamps to John Sebastain, general ticket and passenger agent, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railway, Chicago, 111., for a pack of the latest, smoothest, slickest playing cards you ever saw. Just the thing for High Five parties. For a 50c express money order or postal no\i will send you five packs. The Weekly NKWS SO cents a year Send It to your friends. Footlmll ut Chicago. CHICAGO , May 28.—The contest this afternoon at the Thistle grounds between the famous football eleven of the Toronto university and tho local Thistle team promises to he one of tho greatest association football events in this country of recent years. The Thistles have been doing some hard practicing of lnte aud the team is one of the strongest ever got together. ! Several hundred "Canadians have crossed the border in order to witness the sport. - Some Foolish I'eople Allow a cold to run until it gets beyond the reach of medicine. They often say, "O, it will wear away," hut inmost cases it wears them away. Could they be induced to try the successful medicine called Kemp's Balsam, which is sold on a positive guarantee to cure, they would immediately see the excellent effect after taking the dose. Price 00 cents and $1. Trial size free. 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