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DEPEW IN GALENA, Great New Yorker's Tiibttte to Gen. > Vast Crowd Enchanted i»y th« Gifted Ofntor— (Jrnnt'd GfroWtll Jn JP<>i»U» iHrity and MU Soundness on Groat Questions. Thirty thousand people or more {gathered nt Galena, 111., June 3, to witness the unveiling of the bronze statue • of Gen. Grant presented to the city of Galena, the old home of the hero, by H. II. Kohlsaat, of Chicago. Chauncy .M. DepeW) of New York, was the orator of the day, and succeeded in Awakening the great multitude to en- -thusiasm. He spoke as follows: Thirty yours ago your city of Galena num bored among Its citizens a man so modest that he was Httlo known In tho community; a mer .chunt so humblo that his activities wore not felt in j-our business. Throe years later his •fame Illumined tho earth, and tho calculations -of every commercial venture and of every constructive enterprise In the country were based upon tho success or failure of his plans. He was then supporting his family on $1,000 a year, and before tho third anniversary of his depart •ure from your city ho.was spending $4,000,000 a .day for the preservation of .the union. One of • the patriotic meetings, common at that period ;ftll over the north, was held here to sustain President Lincoln In his call for 75,000 men to .suppress tho rebellion. The ardor and elo- .quencoof John A. Rawllns so Impressed an auditor whcm none .of the congressmen and prominent citizens on the platform had ever .met, that he subsequently made the orator his chief of staff nnd secretary of war. Some one discovered that Copt. Grant, n graduate of West Point and a veteran ol the Mexican war, lived in this city, and he,was Invited to preside •*t tho formation of a military compnny. He •was so diffident that few heard his speech of three sentences, but in that short address was condensed all tho eloquence and logic of the time. "You know tho object for which we are .assembled. Men are needed to preserve the union. What is your pleasure?" He organized and drilled that company and led it to the gov- .ernor at Springfield. By that march Galena lost a citizen and the republic found its savior. While others were enlisting for brief periods, lie besought the adjutant general to assign him to duty for war, but the war department had iforgottcn him. Ho struggled for days to work fill AMY OUR CITIZLIIM.' THE STATUE. •(through the brilliant staff into the presence of Gen. McClellun, but the young dandies scornfully and successfully barred his way. It was ;.eoon seen that the obscure military clerk In the office of the governor of Illinois was capable where all the rest were ignorant, and that under his firm and confident hand order was -evolved out of chaos and raw recruits disciplined into soldiers. Though he was unknown :«nd unnamed to the public, the executive recog- rnized in him the organizing brain of the military forces of the state. To a reluctant presi- - dent and hostile secretary, the Illinois delegation said, "where most of the appointments are experiments, try Oapt. Grant as one of _your brigadier generals." Thus the commonwealth which had so hotly pressed Lincoln for ••the chief magistracy of the republic assumed the responsibility for Grant as commander of -the army. These marvelous men were the products of -that characteristic intuition of the west which ..quickly discerns merit and then confidently •proclaims its faith. Education and experience .make'old and crowded communities averse to leadership unless it has been trained andtest- -ed. They accept nothing outside the record. • The fact that the conditions are new and the .emergencies are greater than the schools have provided for are stronger reasons for selecting only the men who have approximate• ly demonstrated their ability. For all the ordinary emergencies of life tbe rule is excellent. But it sometimes happens that the captain who bas successfully weathered a hundred gales Is saved from shipwreck in a hurricane by the genius ot a subordinate. It is not that tbe un- educated and untrained can by any natural endowment be fitted for command. Lincoln as a statesman bad studied politics on the stump and in congress, and Grant as a soldier had learned war at West Point and in Mexico. The opportunity bad not come to either to .stand before tbe country with Seward, Sumner and Chase or with Scott, Hulleck and McClellan, Tho east, following the traditions and practice of the centuries, presented tried and famous statesmen at tho Chicago convention and . saw the army of the Potomac led to defeat and disaster tor years by admirable officers who •were unequal to the supreme perils of the handling ot gigantic forces upon a vast arena. The west gave to the country for president the rail splitter of the Ohio, and to lead its forces In the field Grant, Sherman and Shoridau. Grant's career will be the paradox of history. Parallels cannot be drawn for him with tbe .great captains ot the world. Historians, by common consent, place Alexander the Great, .Hannibal, Julius Caasar and Napoleon Bonaparte 1n tho front rank. But each of them bad learned the art of war by continued service .and unequaled opportunities and displayed the .".meet brilliant qualities at every period ot tbeir .Achievements. Hannibal and Ceesar bad won -universal fame in the thirties. Alexander died :*t thirty-three grieving because be bad no more vorlfls to conquer and Napoleon, at thirty- seven, was master of Europe. But Grant at forty was an obscure leather tner- obant in Galena. As a cadet at West Point he bad risen only Just Above tbe middle of bis class. As a subaltern on the frontier and in Mexico be had done no more than perform bis duty with tbe courage and capacity of the average West Pointer. He bad pursued agriculture witb his customary oonsoi- • entious care and industry. He was not afraid to do tbe work of tbe farm himself, nor ashamed to ride into St. Louis upon the load ot wood which be was to sell, or to pile it up tor bis customer, and yet almost any farmer in Missouri was more successful. Clients failed to retain him as a surveyor, bis real estate office bad to be . closed, and be was not a factor in tbe tanners' firm. But tbe moment that tbe greatest responsibilities were thrust upon him, and tbe fate of bis country rested upon bin shoulders, this indifferent farmer, business man, merchant, became the foremost figure rtt tbe century. The reserve powers of a dominant intellect, which, ordinary affairs could not move, came into action. A mighty mind, which God bad kept for the hour of supreme dj«»$ei; to tbe republic, grasped the soutterecl elements, of Strength, solidified th«n into a *> - perfect and his confidence in himself more setene as his power Increased. He could lead the assault at Donolson, or tbe forlorn .hope At Shlloh, or maneuver his forces with exquisite skill and rare originality 6t fesottteea at Vlclts- burg, as tho best of brigade of- corps commanders, or before Richmond, ohlirilv conduct a campaign covering n continent, and tnany armies witb consummate generalship. At the critical hour during the battle of Sedan when the German emperor nnd Bismarck were nnxlouslywalt> ing the result, and watching their silent general, an officer rorte up and announced that two corps of the German army marching from opposite diroctionn had mot at a certain hour. The movement closed In the French and ended tbe War. Von MoltUe simply said! "The calculation was correct." Grant had not the scientific training and wonderful staff of tho Prussian flolil marshal, hut he possessed in the highest degree the same clear vision and accurate reasoning. The calculation was always correct and the victory sure. The mantle of prophecy no longer descends upon a successor and the divine purpose is not revealed to mortals. Thero exist, however, In every age masterful men, who are masterful because they see with clear vision tho course of events nnd fear lossly act upon the forecast. By this faculty the statesman saves his country from disaster or lifts It to tho pinnacle of power, the soldier plucks victory from defeat and the man of affairs astonishes the world by the magnitude and success of his operations. It was preeml ncntly Grant's gift. Four days after tho first shot was flred at Fort Sumter he wrote from Galena a letter to his father-in-law predicting the uprising of the north and the fall of slavery. Others saw only the commercial spirit of the free states: ho far in advance of the public men of the time, divined that superb patriotism which Inspirec millions to leave tho farm and the family, their business and their homes, to save the union While statesmen of all parties were temporizing and compromising with the slave power this silent thinker, In the rear ranks of the peo pie, pierced with undimmed eye the veil which had clouded the vision of the nation for a hundred years. His calm judgment comprehended tho forces in the conflict, and that their collision would break and pulverize the shackles of tho slave. When taking observations, while standing with his staff on a hill within short range of Fort Donolson, he said: "Don't be afraid, gentlemen; Pillow, who commands there, never flred nt anything." His assault would have been rashness, except that he knew Pillow and Floyd, and they both ran away and left the besieged to {heir fate. At Shlloh, when all his assistants had failed or despaired, he turned tbe worst ot disaster into one of the most significant of triumphs. His plans did not contemplate defeat. The movement he always made was "advance." The order he 'alwoys gave was "forward!" When Buell told him that the transports at Pittsburgh Landing would not carry away one- third of his force Grant said: "If that becomes necessary they will hold all there are left." His Vlcksburg campaign was against all the teachings of the military schools and the unanimous opinions of his council of war. A veteran strategist cried In indignant remonstrance: "You will cut loose from your base of supplies, and that is contrary to all the rules." Grant replied: "Unless we capture Vicksburg the north will out off our supplies,' and the sorely bereaved and disheartened people were transported with joy and hope by tho Fourth of July message: "Vicksburg has surrendered." The western armies never Icnew their resistless power until they felt the hand of their master. No better or braver body of soldiers ever marched or fought than the army of the Potomac. It lost battles through bad generalship, and generals by camp jealousies and capitol intrigues. Thousands of .its heroes fell in fruitless fights, but it never wavered in its superb confidence and courage. At last it found a leader worthy of itself, and after scores of bloody victories ended the rebellion under Grant. Wo are not yet far enough from the passions of the civil strife to do tull justice to the genius of the general who commanded the rebel army. England's greatest living general, Lorfl Wolseley, who served with him, assigns him a foremost place among the commanders of foreign times. He possessed beyond most leaders the loyal and enthusiastic devotion of his people, and he was the idol of bis army, in estimating the results and awarding the 'credit of the last campaign of the war we must remember that Gen. Lee had defeated or baffled every opponent for three years, and thSt after a contest unparalleled in desperate valor, frightful carnage and matchless strategy he surrendered his sword to Grant. The number of men who have led their generation and whose fame will grow with time is very few in any nation. Their unapproachable position has been reached because no one else could have done their work. They appear only in those crises when the life or future of their country is at stake. The United States are surprisingly rich in having possessed three such exalted intelligences in their first century —Washington, Lincoln and Grant. The father of bis country stands alone among the founders of states and defenders of tbe liberties of the people, as preeminently the chief in both war and peace. It is the judgment ot his contemporaries and of posterity that none other of the soldiers or statesmen of the revolution could have won the war for independence as commander of the armies or consolidated jealous and warring colonies into a nation as the first president of the republic. In our second revolution the administration of the government and the conduct ot tbe war equally required the supreme ability and special adaptation for the emergency. For the one was found Abraham Lincoln and for the other Ulysses S. Grant. As we look back through the clarified atmosphere of a quarter of a century of peace, congresses and cabinets, with their petty strifes and wretched intrigues, are obscured by the wisdom and work of the martyr president. He was a man of tbe people and always in touch with them. He strengthened the wavering, lifted up tbe faint-hearted and inspired the strong. From him came tbe unfaltering patriotism and unfailing confidence which recruited the depleted army and filled tbe exhausted treasury. Lincoln's faith and power protected Grant from the cabals of the camp, from the hostility of the secretary of war, from the politicians in congress and from bis constant and extreme peril, the horror of the country at a method of warfare which sacrificed thousands of lives in battle and assault for immediate re suits. But time has demonstrated that this course was wiser in tactics and more merciful to the men than a tablan policy and larger losses from disease and exposure. Without this impregnable friend Grant's career would, on many occasions, have abruptly closed. Without the general in. supreme command, upon whose genius be staked bis administration, and to whose skill be intrusted tbe fate of the republic, there might bave been added to tbe list of illustrious patriots wbo have fallen victims to the unreasoning rage ot a defeated and demoralized people the name of Abraham Lincoln. Tbe most signal services rendered by Grant to his country were at Appomattox, and in bis contest with President Johnson. The passions aroused by the 'civil war were most inflamed when the confederacy collapsed. Grief and vengeance are bad counselors. One serene intellect was possessed of an intuition which was second to prophecy, and wag clothed witb power. He saw through tbe vindictive suggestions ot the bour that tbe seceded states must be admitted to tbe union, .and their people vested witb all the rights of American citizenship and all tbe privileges of state government, or tbe war bad been fought in vain. He sternly repressed tbe expressions of joy by his troops as tbe vanquished enemy marched by, witb bis famous order: "Tbe war is over, tbe rebels are our countrymen again, and tbe best sign of rejoicing after tbe victory will be to abstain from all demonstrations in tbe field." He gave to tbe confederates tbeir horses anil belongings and told them to go borne, cultivate thai* farms *M repair the ravages of tbe war. He assured all, from Lee tig tbe private soldier, that they would be s»fe and unmolested so long as they observed tbeir paroles. To enter Richmond, tbe capital of tbe confederacy, whose spires had been to sight of the besiegers so long, would have been ft resistless temptation for a weaker man. B»t bla mOwi was not oft spectacular dtepiay or Iprce j marches overh^jinjliiatedto^s, ,J$ three days after the surr -ndef (it AppoWiattft*. The president who had so loyally sustained the general, anil tlio general Who had so mftgmfl« oently rospontlo.d to the Confidence Of thfe president, mot. for tlio last time in their liven. Grant returned with deep emotion tho fraternal grasp of the only man in the country who fully understood ami Was in complete accord with tbo policy of reconciliation nnd reppae. The work of the warrior was done and 1 the labor of tho statesman begun. Yesterday it was destruction, to-morrow it must be reconstruction. That night the bullet ot the assassin ended the life of our greatest president since Washington and postponed the settlement of sectional difficulties and the cementing of the union for many years. It gave the country the unfortunate administration of Andrew Johnson, with its early frenzy for ro- vongo and determination to summarily try and execute all tho rebel leaders, and its later effort to win their favor by giving them their states without pledges lor tho unionists or the freoamen, and the government without evidences of repentance or hostages for loyalty. The one sent consternation through the south and helped undo the work at Appomattox, nnd the other unduly elated tho controlling powers in tho rebel states and necessitated measures which produced deplorable results. Grant stood with his honor and his fame between the raging executive and tho confederate generals and prevented a reopening of tho war; he stood with drawn sword between the chief magistrate nnd it revolutionary congress and stayed another rebellion. There have boon many presidents of the United States, and the roll will be indefinitely extended. W,o have had a number of brilliant soldiers, but' only one great general. The honors of civil life could add nothing to the fame of Gon. Grant, and it has been often argued that his career In the presidency detracted from his reputation. Such will not be tho judgment of the impartial historian. He was without experience or training for public life and unfamiliar with politicians and their methods. The spoils system, from which ho could not es cape, nearly wrecked his first administration. His mistakes were due to a quality which is the noblest of human virtues, loyalty to friends. Even at this short distance from scones so vivid in our memories party rancor has lost its bitterness and blindness. The president will be judged not by the politics or policy of the hour, but according to the permanent value to the republic of the measures which ho promoted or defeated. Tho fifteenth amendment to the constitution was sure of adoption as ono of the logical results of the war. By it the declaration of independence, which had been a glittering absurdity for generations, became part of the fundamental law of the land, and the subject ot pride and not apology to the American people. The president's earnest advocacy hastened its ratification. On great questions affecting tho honor and credit of the nation Grant was always sound and emphatic. A people rapidly developing their material resources are subject to frequent financial conditions which cause stringency ot money and commercial disaster.- To secure quick fortunes debts are recklessly incurred, and debt becomes the author of a currency craze. President Grant set the wholesome fashion of resisting and reasoning with this frenzy. Against tho advice of his cabinet and many of his party admirers he vetoed the inflation bill. He had never studied financial problems, and yet the same clear and intuitive grasp of critical situations which saved the country from bankruptcy by defeating flat money restored public and individual credit by the resumption of specie payments. The funding of our war debt at a lower rate of interest made possible tho magical payment of the principal. The admission ot tho last of the rebel states Into the union and universal amnesty for political offenses quickened the latent loyalty of the south and turned its unfettered and fiery energies to that development of its unequaled natural wealth which has added incalculably to the prosperity and power of the commonwealth. Those wise measures will ever form a brilliant page in American history, but the administration of Gen. Grant will have a place in the annals ot the world for inaugurating and successfully carrying out the policy of the submission of international disputes to arbitration. The Geneva conference and the judicial settlement of the Alabama claims will grow in importance and grandeur with time. As the nations of the earth disband their armaments and are governed by the laws of reason and humanity, they will recur to this beneficial settlement between the United States nnd Great Britain and Gen. Grant's memorable words upon receiving the troedom of the city of London: "Although a soldier by education and profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it except as a means ot peace," nnd they will hall him as one of the benefactors of mankind. He has been called a silent man, and yet I have often heard him hold a little company In delighted attention for hours by the charm of his conversation. His simple narrative was graphic, his discussion lucid, and subtle flashes ot humor sparkled through his talk. He said that when he spoke to an audience his knees knocked together, and this was evident in his manner and address, but the speech was often a welcome message to the country. As he was speaking one evening with considerable embarrassment, he pointed to a speaker who had just entered the ball and said: "It I could stand in his shoes and he in mine, how much happier for me and better for you." Who of this generation could fill that great place? As the years increase events crowd upon each other witb such volume that the lesser ones are crushed out of memory. Most reputations are forgotten by the succeeding generation, and few survive a century. In our thousandth year as a nation the only statesmen or soldiers of our first hundred years whose names will decorate tho celebration will be Washington and Hamilton for the beginning, Webster lor the middle period and Lincoln and Grant for the close. Gen. Grant was the product and representative of tbe best element of our social life. Home and its associations have been the training and inspiration of our greatest and noblest men. They bave come from the class which had neither poverty or riches, and which was compelled to work for tbe support of the family and the education of tbe children. Its members are God-fearing men and loving, self- sacrificing women. It gave us Lincoln from the farm, Garneld from tbe towpatb, Sherman from tbe crowded bouse of tbe brave and struggling widow, Sheridan from tbe bumble cottage, and Grant from the borne ot tbe country store-keeper of the Ohio wilderness. These men never lost their sympathy witb every human lot and aspiration, or tbe homely simplicity of tbeir early conditions aud training. Grant was clerk of tbe custom bouse and president ot tbe United States, lieutenant in Mexico and commander in chief of tbe armies of the union, numbering over a million of men, the unknown junior la a tanners' firm at Galena and the guest of emperors and kings. But the memory of tbe church ot his mother was ever visible in his reverent regard for her teachings. Tbe applause of goldiera for tbeir commander, of. partisans for tbeir chief leader and of the world for one of its most illustrious heroes was grateful, but tbe sweetest music for him was within tbe family circle, in the loving companionship of bis wife and children and the prattle of bis grandchildren. Though be received supb honor and recognition abroad and such distinction at home he was always, whether in the presence of royalty or of tbe people, a modest, typical American citizen. Through the verses of great poets runs a familiar strain, through tbe works of great composers an oft-repeated tune, and through the speeches of great orators a recurring and characteristic thought. These are the germs which exhibit the moving forces of their minds. During tha w»r: ?'l propose to move immediately upon your works," "Unconditional surrender," "I shall take no backward step," "1 propose to nxht it out on this line it it takes all summer" are the baapon lights of the plans and strategy of Grant the soldier. AtAppomatox: "fbe w$r is over," (M l\ie rebels are our countrymen again"; at the threshold of the presidency: "Let us have ponce"; on bis bed of agony and death at Mount McGregor, when hi* power of speech was gone, wr'ting to a confederate generai by his bedside: **Muob as I suffer, I do it wish pleasure, if by that »uf- Wl be 8.p«>»pJi8,h,eil tbe union) gt my FOUND MANY VICTIMS. A. Nombor ot lives T.ogt through Storm* ! Abroad-Great Uiirnng* to Property and j Crops In Thin Country—M»« Stock Slain I t>y Lightning. FATAL 8TOHM8 ABROAD. VIENNA, .Tune 4.—There seems to be an epidemic of electrical and pluvial disturbance in Europe at tbe present time. Here in Vienna a fearful thunderstorm broke over tbe city Wednesday afternoon, during wbich vivid and terrific flashes of lightning struck in various places and did lamenta- 'ilft damage. Twenty-six fires and many serious accidents have been reported, some of them absolutely heartrending. One poor little boy was killed while sleeping in his mother's arms, and a group of laughing schoolboys was struck by lightning. One of the boys was killed on the spot and three crippled for life. A cloudburst filled the lower half of the city with a flood which tore down more than half of the telegrap and telephone wires in the district. At noon Wednesday a fearful storm of thunder and lightning broke over Cologne and caused an explosion to take place in the Schlebusch dynamite factory. Eight workmen were blown into the air. Three of the unfortunate men were torn into fragments, which were scattered in every direction, and the five others were badly injured. People a mile away from the explosion were knocked down and much damage was done to the houses in ,the neighborhood. Thousands of windows were smashed. TuniN, June 4.—The wind blew a hurricane in the Susa valley Wednesday. A large number of houses were blown over and nine persons were killed and many injured. IN THE UNITED STATES. CLEVELAND, O.', June 4.—The whole of northern Ohio has been deluged during the last two days. In this city nearly an inch fell Tuesday and Wednesday morning between 11 and 12 o'clock. The streets were turned into rivers, the water running over the sidewalks and on the lawns j some places. The Superior street | in cable line was blockaded by a wash of sand which covered the track to a depth of 4 feet for about 30 yards. Sewers were flooded, and in Forest street tbe water undermined a b'g water pipe, causing it to break in two, adding greatly to the flood. The street was washed to a depth of 10 feet for quite a distance. Lightning- struck the Wilmot hotel and jumped from there to the trolley wire of the electric street railroad, severely shocking the occupants of a passing car and throwing several of them in a heap in one end. The machinery of the motor was badly damaged. The great volume of water that fell covered the street car tracks in many places, causing washouts and temporarily interrupting travel. At Falmouth, Ky., the immense barn of James Austin was blown down, and Miss Mamie Austin, his 10-year-old daughter, who was in it, was killed. COVINGTON, Ky., June 4.—A cyclone spread death and destruction through this state Wednesday. It struck this city about 8 o'clock, wrecking everything in its path. In the southern extremity of the city the iron roof was torn off the Chesapeake & Ohio shops, the west wall was torn down and Joseph Watt, an employe, was instantly killed. Several thousand people were on the grounds at the La/- tonia race track when the storm began. There was a rush from the grand stand, but before the people could get aWay the air was full of shattered a\ynings and flying timbers. The property loss in this vicinity, will reach $40,000. NEW HOLLAND, 111., June 4.—Lightning struck a wire fence ori Mrs. Margaret White's farm Tuesday night and twenty-seven head of cattle in the field adjoining were killed. PEKIN, 111., June 4.—Tuesday night Henry Wrage's barn and contents were destroyed by lightning; loss 81,000. On Sand prairie Peter Weyrich had three colts killed by lightning, and several cattle were killed at Springfield. CULLOSI, 111,, June 4.—Alexander Randall had five horses killed by lightning Tuesday night MASON CITY, la., June 4,—Lightning Tuesday night killed a $1,300 horse owned by William Chandler. DELAVAN, 111., June 4. — Tuesday night lightning killed twenty-nine fat steers owned by William R. Baldwin and J. W. Crabb. The cattle were all beside barb-wire fences. Louis Brown had a heifer killed. ST. PAUL, Minn., June 4.—All of the missing at Hazel, S. D., have been accounted for. The only persons killed were Charles J. Hoag, Matthew Krueger and Herman Krueger. They met death in the waterspout which ac- cpmpanied the hurricane. Several buildings were blown down at Hazel and ' neighbqring points. At Oakes the n was the heaviest ever known, 4 inches in an hour, which was preceded by a big hailstorm. The wind did considerable damage near Milbank, S. D. The house oi John Waldron was picked up and torn in pieces and Waldron badly hurt. The barns and other buildings of Louis Van Wald, William Cleveland, Charles Foss and A. C. Buchanan were wrecked, Passing through the outskirts of Becker, Minn.) the destroyer wreaked its vengeance on fences, small buildings an4 telegraph poles, over a mile of which were blown down in one stretch. A GALE'S FURY. tt CanAnii Dentil nnd Destruction In South Dakotiv —The "town of Hazel Almoftt Wiped Out — Three Lives Known to IJttvc neon I.oflt-Tiie Storm In Other StjUos-Fariu Animal* Killed and frleltU «f Urivlu Unlncil. WATUHTOV/N, S. D., June 8.—A tiy- clone passed over this section Tuesday, leaving ruin in its path. So far as known but three persons were killed, but had the storm struck this city the loss of life would have been appalling. The storm came up about 8:30 in the afternoon, and at first appeared to be a hurricane sweeping close to the ground. But in its whirling motion people soon saw that it was the dreaded cyclone, and the roar which accompanied it was like a huge fire snapping and cracking in its onward course at everything that came in its path. Fortunately it struck the city on its extreme eastern limit where tbe buildings were scattered. Six barns were demolished. The path of the storm was only about 100 feet wide, and it was miraculous that not a single house within the city limits was in its way. Horses were lifted from tbe ground, hurled into the air and sent sprawling to the earth. Wagons were taken up bodily and dashed to atoms. Four miles northeast of here two houses and three barns were literally carried away. The debris from the storm as it left this city spreads along its line for nearly a mile. At VVaverly, 13 miles northeast, two coal sheds were ruined and the brick smokestack of the roller mills flattened to the ground. O. P. Chandler and his son were in one of the barns when the storm struck it, and they were pinned under the boards until assistance came, but were only slightly injured. At Hazel, 16 miles southeast, the storm was at its worst. Many housss and barns were demolished. The house of II. Kruger, containing six persons, was dashed to pieces, three persons, M. Hoag, J. Kruger and the latter's son being killed. Another of the inmates of the house was badly hurt. A heavy hailstorm followed. DKADWOOD, S. D., June 3.—The tremendous rains of the last few days have done great damage all through this section. Whitewood creek was made a roaring torrent in a few hours and carried everything before it. A large portion of the Deadwood Central ,rack was washed out, and it will be a week before trains can run again. The grade is completely washed away in places and the ties are piled in heaps. THE STOBM WAS GENEKAL. INDIANOLA, Neb., June 3.—At about 3:15 Tuesday afternoon a severe rain and hailstorm struck this place, doing much damage to grain. Some stones that fell were as large as hens' eggs. Corn suffered severely from washing, so great was the amount of rainfall. ST. Loui£, June 3.—A storm passed over this city Tuesday morning and did considerable damage to wires of all kinds. Telephone poles were blown , across the street railway tracks and caused a cessation of traffic and a great inconvenience to those living in the suburbs. KEOKUK, la., June 3.—There was a phenomenal storm here Tuesday evening. Lightning struck the Holy Cross Episcopal church, cutting it in two. Mrs. Edward Keith, recently of Chicago, received an electric shock. At first it was thought she was dead, but hopes are now entertained of her recovery. | DARLINGTON, Wis., June 3.—One of the most disastrous rainstorms ever known in this section visited this city Tuesday evening about 7 o'clock. The rain fell in torrents, and hailstones as large as hens' eggs crashed against houses and through the foliage. Many window lights were broken, several outhouses were blown down and incalculable damage was done to crops. The river rose 4 feet in an hour and bids fair to be the highest ever known. No loss of life is reported so far. CINCINNATI, June 8.—Over half the United States was simultaneously soused in water Tuesday night, and the edge of the great spot of wet was made ragged with a cyclone. The condition of telegraph wires north, south, east and west from this city showed a state of affairs seldom if ever equaled. Soaking rains were in progress, accompanied with driving winds to New York on one side, to New Orleans on the other, stretching beyond St. Paul and Minneapolis to the north and in the west for an indefinite distance. John Osborne, of Elkhart, Ind., fell dead upon the appearance of a vivid fla&h of lightning. The coroner says he died from fright, not from an electric shock. Near Columbus, Ind., Monday afternoon Peter McQueene and Fred Pancake were rendered insensible by a stroke of lightning and the horse they •were driving was killed. Near Frankfort, Ind., Monday night six cattle and four horses were killed by lightning. They were the property of Farmer Miller. BELLEVILLE, 111,, June 8.—A heavy windstorm at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning did great damage to the oat crop in St. Glair county and also to farm property. Numerous fields of ripened oats were laid waste. The velocity of the wind was 50 miles an hour. FBEEFQBT, III, June 8.—A heavy windstorm passed over this city and vicinity early Tuesday morning, leveling many bams and destroying 1 an immense amount of property. The lo*s will reach thousands ol dollars. SHOT Three DOWN BY INDIAN?. Oklahoma Settlers Killed by Red* of tbe Semtnole Tribe. GUTHBIE, O. T., Jwae 3.—Long Toon Washington, an Indian from the Semi* nole reservation, and Jim Nash, of the same tribe, shot and killed three men Sunday night just across the line in the S»o ajid Fox country. The murdered men were Jay Green, who owns a east ot Gutbrie; G. W. Hanker- We. brother-in-law, and an un- own. Toe killing grew oi of ftor&e stealing wade URGENCY NEAPED. B*er*tnry BlfilJifc Kipl&lns tfin .fttMd st Haste in the ttehrlng Sea l)L*pttt«. WAum&ototf; June 3.•«- Tlis correspondence relative to the taking of seals in the liehring sea ha6 beett made public as a result of its disclostlr* In London. The additional eorrespoiiddiM* gins with a note from Secretary to the British minister under d&t« 0t May 4, in which he reminds him that during- March he (Blaine) had pfop-d&eds that a modus vivendl be agreed upott touching the seal fisheries pending thft result of arbitration of the question b«U tween the two governments. Mfc Blaine writes: "The president's flrst proposal, whlcb Is ftiib. rnitted to you, was that no Canadian sealei should be allowed to come within a certain number of miles of the Prlbyloff islands, it wiia, however, the conclusion of the president, after readinpc Lord Salisbury's dispatch of February 24, that the modus vivendl might possibly provoke conttict In the Bebrlng sea, nnd to avoid that result he instructed ma to propose that sealing, both on land and sea, should bo suspended by both nations durlngf the progress of arbitration, or during the sea- Bon of 1891, On both occasions it was a con. versational exchange of views, the first In m.y office at tho state department, tho second at my residence. "Tho president was so desirous *f ft prompt response from Lord Salisbury to his scconrl proposition that I ventured to suggest thnt you i request an answer by cable if practicable. Especially was the president anxious to receive an answer (which he trusted would be favorable) before ho should set out on his tour to the Pacific states. He left Washington on the night of A pri!13 without having heard a word from your government. It was then a full month, after he had instructed me to open negotiations on the question tindtlie only probable inference •was that Lord Salisbury would not agree tohij proposal. The silonceof Lord Salisbury implied; as seemed not improbable, that he would not restrain the Canadian sealers from entering Behrlng sea, and, as all intelligence from British Columbia showed that the sealers were getting ready to sail in large numbers, the president found that he could not with justice prevent the lessees from taking seals on the Prlbyloff islands. "The president, therefore, issued an order placing tho maximum number of seals to be killed at 60,000, in the discretion of an agent appointed by the treasury department. Eight days after tbe president's departure notifica- * tion was received that Lord Salisbury would agree to a total suspension of seal killing. This was telegraphed to the president, wbo replied expressing great satis, faction, but stating that some seals must b« killed by the natives lor food; that, the lessees are bound under their lease from the govern inent to feed and care for the natives.- making it necessary to send a ship to tho Pribyloff islands each season at their expense; and that for this service, a very expensive one, the lessees should find compensation in taking a moderate number of seals under the lease. The president expressed his belief that this allowance would be readily agreed to by Lord Salisbury because the necessity is absolute." Mr. Blaine then sets forth the responsibilities of the North American Company to the inhabitants of Ht George and St. Paul islands, the furnishing of dried salmon and of salt and barrels for preserving sufficient meat supplies, also eighty tons of coal annually, comfortable dwellings, schools, teachers, churches and medical attendance. He continues: ' "In short, then, tbe means of living, the facilities for education, the care of health, the religious teaching, tbe training of tbe young and old, and In a community of o\ner 300 persons, are all imposed upon the community as its solemn duty by specific articles of the lease. The duties thus imposed upon tbe company must be discharged annually with exactness. If the company shall, as you say Lord , Salisbury requests, be deprived of all privilege of taking seals, they certainly could not be compelled to minister to tho wants of the 300 Inhab • Hants for an entire year. If the lessees are not to be allowed payment in any form for the amount necessary to support these 300 people on the islands they will naturally decline to expend it. Seal life may be valuable, but tbe first duty of the government of tbe United States in this matter is to protect human life. "In this exingenoy tbe president instructs me to propose to Lord Salisbury that be concede to the North American Company the right to take a sufficient number of seals and more than sufficient to recompense them for their outlay in taking care of the natives; and that all commercial killing of seals Is prohibited pending the result of arbitration. After full consideration tbe president bas limited the .. number to 7,500 to be killed by the company to repay them for the outlay demanded for tba support of the 300 people on tbe Pribyloff islands. He further directs that no females be killed, and thus the productive capacity of the berd shall not in tbe slightest way be Impaired." Sir Julian Pauncefote replied at length to the communication of Sec* rotary Blaine, and during the interval between this reply and the next note Secretary Blaine fell ill in New York and the correspondence was taken up in behalf of this government by Acting Secretary Adee. The revenua cutters were waiting for sailing orders and Mr. Adee wrote Sir Julian Pauncefote a note marked "personal," t in which he urges a reply from England to Mr. Blaine's proposition of May 4, As this note failed to secure an official and formal yeply Mr. .Adee renewed his inquiry on May 86 and adds: "The situation evidently calls for prompt ao- , tlon. Each delay increases tbe existing differ* eoces in tbe ability of their respective govern^ : ments to make tbe proposed limitation of seajl ,, taking effective. Ample opportunity bas been afforded to ber majesty's government to bring this condition to a close and effeotlvft * agreement but the result is still uncertain and. to all appearances remote. Tbe president •would be glad to know tbjtt it is near at ban*..' *nd certain but be can no longer bold back, 1ft ' furtherance of a vague hope, to tbe detriment of the legitimate interests ot the government , »nd citizens pi tne United States. l( "I am therefore directed by tbe president to inform you that orders bave been given to tfefl revenue steamer Bush to proceed to tbe seaU ing islands. Another revenue steamer, tbe Porwin, is at Sap Franuisoo, very nearly ready to sail, and will sUortly put to sea. Should fti} agreement be reached before ber departure Wr propriate orders may still be sent by be? to UW . islands." To this Pauucefote replied, that Salisbury was eeekinff action in the nwtter, ft»4 tion might arrive at any w The last communication reepondence up to FOUR 05ATH8. A Game oi Crop* .Mad* to » Murder tot Wblch Ibrce 9Hen Are typched. NBW ORLEANS, June 8.—On the Gran<| Bay plantation in Pointe Conpee parish Sunday a number ol negroes were engaged in * S &mQ °* craps when » dispute arose among them •which resulted in the killing ol Willie Jennings, a laborer. The kUUpg was done .by Sam Hummel. hands at once organised into a body {or the purposed av the wwt&fo: ol Jfwtag* Th%( in tue banging P* Ate*. Ca»; WpWffSw WHS^^ 1 « JM* 5-J \ ( ' >> '

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