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THE REPUBLICAN. .1OS, ALGONA, IOWA, The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Paris. DOMESTIC. Trtnoiro H the capsizing 1 of a sailboat on Pewaukee lake Albert IJarth and his sister Emma, Martha Kindling and Belle Siegler were drowned. All the young people were residents of Milwaukee. CALVIN PAGE, of Boston, has just recovered his two daughters who were stolen from him in Dakota twelve years ago by Indians. TIIK visible supply of grain in the United States on the 10th was: Wheat, 17,004,084 bushels; corn, 3,800,447 bushels; oats, a, 103,441 bushels. NKABLY the entire village of Camp Douglas, Wis., was destroyed by firo, the loss being- over $150,000. PAUL B. TATK, a bookkeeper in the Merchants' national bank at Omaha, Neb., left for parts unknown, taking •with him .1?3,000 belonging to the bank. IT was discovered that the National Capital Savings, Building and Loan Association of North A merica, with headquarters in Chicago, was a gigantic swindle, and that L. P. Mortimer, the manager, had escaped with $150,000 in his possession. A SLIGHT shock of earthquake was felt at North Stonlngton and Preston, Conn. THE grand army post at Vicksburg, Miss., has declared that it will persist in refusing to recognize negro posts, although the latter are received by the national organization. J. O. WYNNE, of Atlanta, business agent of the Georgia State Alliance exchange, was said to be over !Sao,000 short in his accounts. THE Glenion Lumber Company of Boston has failed for over .$200,000. ACCORDING to a census bulletin the population of Iowa has increased 287,291, or 17.08 per cent., within ten years. The total population was given at 1,911,800. THE state of Pennsylvania has begun suit against the late Ti-easurer Hards- ley for §527,o:J4, and against the county of Philadelphia for 632,000 taxes said to be due the state. IN a free-for-all fig-lvt over a pint of •whisky at Atlanthus, Mo., Frank Coffey was killed and two j'oung men fatally wounded. IN New York city on the 10th the thermometer registered 97 degrees in the shade, and there were twelve fatal cases of sunstroke. THE new directory of the city of Cleveland, O., makes the population 209,475, against 377,490 the previous year. DR. H. W. BALDWIN and his newly made bride, of Norwaik. Conn., arrived in Chicago, having- made a bridal tour of nearly 900 miles on bicycles in thirty-two clays. A WINDSTORM swept over Decatur county, la., unroofing many buildings and causing other damage. NINE Italian laborers were injured, three fatally, in a railway accident neai- Bradford, Conn. THE new two dollar silver certificates soon to be issued will bear a vignette of the late Secretary Windoin. THE two children of David Schwenk, living near Detroit, Mich., were burned to death while trying to start a fire with kerosene during the absence of their parents. A CLOUDBURST at Redlands, Cal., flooded all the business houses and washed away many small buildings. THE total assessed value of Illinois property for 1891 is §737,816,405, against 8737,435,707 in 1890. A YACHT was struck by a squall off Presque Isle, Mich., and capsized, and three young ladies were drowned. THEKE were 100 cases of prostration in New York city on the llth from the intense heat. THE Chippewa Indian village near Sawyer, Minn., was destroyed by a hurricane. IT was reported that 40,000 negroes were to colonize in California with the assistance of Senator Stanford. AN attachment for $101,774 closed the Ozal Lumber Company of Little Eock, Ark. ALL the property, rights and franchises of the. Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railway Company have been deeded to the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company for $35,332,000. JEALOUSY caused a woman to attempt with dj-uamite the destruction of the family and residence of Dr. It. M. Juvenal in Kansas City, Kan. No serious damage was done. A YACHT capsized in the ba^ at Toledo, O., and Miss Sullivan, Mr. Oberly and Mr. Fitzgerald were drowned. AN express train on the Grand Rapids & Indiana railway ran into a freight at Uriant, Ind, and Engineer Dick and Fireman Brown were killed. A. G. MOFFETT, a prominent Cleveland (O.) physician, was drowned at Chautauqua, N. Y. R. B. GUKLEY, of the San Francisco Examiner, dropped dead in a Minneapolis street. FLAMES in the wool houses of George Oberne and Hosick & Co. in Chicago caused a loss of $300,000. AN effort to produce rain by the firing of dynamite in balloons sent up for that purpose was successful at Midland, Tex. BoYb while smoking cigarettes set flre to the barn of Sanford Moss at Anderson, Ind., and three horses and »large amount of hay, grain and farming implements were destroyed. Gov. PAGE, of Vermont, has called a special session of the legislature to convene Aug-ust 35. THE total value of the exports of tweadstuffs from the United States for the month of July was $l(j,«7y,391. JjrpiANATOLis has been decided upon as the location of the national Farmers' Alliance convention, to bo held No- 17. MBS. JAMKS fe. Robettson and her daughter, Miss$elle Robert-soft, \v&t.d fotiiid mtivdered in their house air "St. Maftinsvitlfi, Ba, ! ^: ! ' ' ;" THE txvo children of "L. I>. Jlofton, living near Ohio Pyle, Pa., were fatally burned by the explosion of an oil can. W. E. SCHMERTZ, boot, and shoe dealer at Pittsburgh, Pa., has failed for $350,000. INVESTIGATION of the National Capital Savings, Building and Loan association's books in Chicago shows that over 3.100 victims were swindled out of sums aggregating 990,000. WILLIAM A. LEVERING, a lumber merchant of Philadelphia, has failed for $150,000. THE census office has issued a bulletin showing- the population of West Virginia to be 762.704, an increase of 144,887 over 1890. A HURRICANE at Landenburg, Del., demolished several buildings, killed two persons and many cattle and ruined crops. A HAILSTORM near Melrosc, "Minn., leveled thousands of acres of wheat, many farmers losing all their crops, even corn and potatoes. SIXTEEN persons were killed and twenty others injured at Cold Spi'ing, L. I., by the deck of an excursion barge falling upon them. IN answer to inquiries made by foreign consuls .the state officers of [owa deny the presence of any contagious disease among, the cattle of the state. THOMAS L. DAVIS, a farmer near Crothcrsville, Ind., in boring for water struck a heavy flow of petroleum. WOLFGANG ItALLESTKOM, a German tramp staying at Santa Cruz, Cal., has inherited a fortune of $500,000 and the title of count by the death of his father near Berlin. THE village of Ellsworth. Minn., was almost entirely swept away by a tornado. A THICK vein of extremely fine grade of silver ore, which assayed from 2,000 to 8,000 ounces to the ton, was struck at Leaclville, Col. B. Y. SMITH, a prominent resident of Brownsburg, Ind., was smothered to dentli in a grain shute in his elevator. THE exhibits of the Columbian exposition in Chicago are to be insured for something like §300,000,000. THE factory of the Honry C. Hart Manufacturing Company in Detroit was burned, causing a loss of $120,000. THE state department at Washington received a dispatch from Lord Salisbury expressing- the sorrow and regret of Queen Victoria at the death of Mr. James Russell Lowell. HENRY HENSON, a wife-murderer,was hanged in St. Louis, and Chris Young- was hanged at Lexington, Mo., for the murder of George Ferguson. A. W. WILCOX, a well-to-do farmer aged 70 years, living near Gaylord, Mich., killed his 10-year-old granddaughter with an ax and then shot himself dead. GEORGE WIEMAN, a farmer of St. Glair county, 111., was held up by three masked men and robbed of $750. A BOILER of a thrashing machine exploded at Hiawatha, Kan., killing the eng-ineer and injuring- two other men. JOB HASH, a wealthy coal dealer at Mount Airey, a suburb of Philadelphia, was found murdered in his office. AT Harrisburg, Pa., Charles F. Wolf, who had just been elected executive officer of the world's fair commission from Pennsylvania, dropped dead on his way to his home. IT has been decided by Acting Postmaster General Whitfield that postal cards the edges of which have been cut and the shape of the card materially changed for advertising purposes cannot be sent through the mails. INDIANA bankers have decided to fight the proposed effort of the state board of tax commissioners to compel them to expose the accounts of the depositors. MR. AND MRS. EUGENE BONNICK, of Denver, Col., committed suicide by taking morphine. Domestic infelicity was the cause. A WINDSTORM at Keokuk, la., blew down over one-half of the shade trees in the city and wrecked several buildings. THE St. John & Marsh Lumber Company of Chicago failed for $146,000. JACOB FRANZREB, ex-secretary of the Camp Washington Building association of Cincinnati, was charged with embezzling $18,000. THE National Association of Fire Engineers in session at Springfield, Mass., elected as president A. P. Les- mere, of that city. THE people's pal ranging fur a s%te ly' If if " bo ar- 'iflai camp Lfl&ijijfi Mich,, JronS Sept 14 to 24 ^<3lusifb< ! Mfia, MARY DuKA&b, ro^eai'sold, re- jmttki to pWn -att estfcte, s % France worth .15,000,000, died from starvation at her;home in Egg Harbor City, N. J. GEORGE JONRS, editor and.proprietor of the New York Times, died at Poland Springs, Me., on the 18th, aged 80 years. THE New York democrats will hclA their state convention at Saratoga Springs on September 15. ANTHONY C. MANNING, aged 77, and Mrs. Amelia Thompson, aged 70, of Elkhai't. Ind., were married. THE people's party of Illinois was organized at Springfield and a statu central committee chosen. MRS. POLK DEAD. in near PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. JOHN DUCKETT (colored) died in Washington, aged 100 years. IN the Second district of Tennessee John llouk (rep.) was elected to congress to succeed his father, L. C. Houk, deceased. Miss. ANISE SHARP ROBERTS celebrated her centennial anniversary Watseka, 111. She was born Bridgeport, Conn., August 10, 1791. JOHN CALDWELL died at his home in South Bend, Ind., aged 71 years. He was the originator of the present method of distributing mail matter on railway trains. RICHARD COTTS SHANNON, of New York, has been appointed minister to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and San Salvador by President Harrison. FREDERICK DOUGLASS has tendered his resignation as minister to Hayti. Mas. LELIA ROBINSON SAWTELLE, the first woman to be admitted to the bar of Massachusetts, died at Amherst. N. H. BISHOP JABEZ P. CAMPBELL, of the African Methodist Episcopal church, died in Philadelphia, aged 68. He was ordained a bishop in 1808. JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, the great I American poet and diplomat, died at 2:10 o'clock on the morning of the 13th at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was born February 33, 1819, at Elmwood, near Cambridge. His death was caused by an affection of the liver. WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, said to have been the oldest living odd fellow in the United States, died g,t Salem, Ore., aged 89 years. MBS. ASENATH MILLEB, of Chicago, celebrated her 104th birthday on the 13th. She was in good health. FOREIGN. IT was reported that President Bairn aceda, of Chili, and the leaders of the Chilian insurgents had appealed to the Spanish government to act as arbitrator and end oho war. INFLUENZA has again made its appearance in Moscow and the reports showed that on the average 500 persons were daily prostrated by the disease. IN a double seull three-mile race at Hamilton. Ont., for the. world's championship, between Ed Hanlan and William O'Connor in one boat and Jake Gaudaur and William McKay in the other, the former won. Time, 18 minutes 30 seconds. THE population of Mexico according to official statistics is stated to be 11,038,834. DURING the six months of the fiscal year 1890-91 there were received and distributed in Mexico 25,498,238 letters, an increase of 1,879,031 over the half year preceding. BY a boiler explosion at Chaumont, France, six persons were killed and four were fatally injured. THERE were fears of a famine in many districts in Riissia on account of the failure of the crops. AT Lima, Peru, the vault in the cathedral in which the remains of Francisco Pizarro were placed in 1431 was opened and the remains moved to the chapel of the viceroys. The body was found well preserved. AN eruption of the volcano of Colima covered the city by that name in Mexico with ashes. SIR HECTOR L ANGEVIN, minister of public works in the dominion government, has resigned, owing to wholesale corruption having been unearthed in his department. NEAR Yokohama two steamers that were racing collided and 360 persons lost their lives. JOHN CALLAIIAN, an employe of a street railway company in Hamilton, Ont., confessed that he had in the last six years embezzled $13,000. AT Craig-y-Nos, Wales, Adelina Patti threw open her new theater to the world on the 12th. HEIIR EBNER, formerly Burgomaster of Stein bach, Baden, who was convicted of the murder of his wife, has been guillotined. A TORNADO leveled farm buildings near Potsdam, Germany, and over a dozen persons were killed. THE twelfth confei-ence of the Young Men's Christian associations of all lands convened at Amsterdam, Holland, with delegates present from nearly every country in the world. IMMENSE tracts of timber in France were being consumed by forest fires. AT Manipur, India, two of the leaders of the massacre of British officials in March last were hanged. AMERICAN enterprise has constructed waterworks for the city of Teguci- gipa, Honduras. LATER NEWS. IN the United States the business failures during the seven days ended on the 14th numbered 227. against 231 the preceding week and 197 for the corresponding week last year. A POWDER factory at Huntington, W. Va., exploded, killing John Hay less and Timothy Cooney. THE official figures on the recent congressional election in Tennessee are: Houk (rep.), 15,285; Woodruff (dem.), 6,057. Honk's majority, 9,238. THE funeral service of James Russell Lowell were held at Cambridge, Mass., on the 14th. HIPLYTO GONZALES, Fermin Perez and Bonifacio Vaides, who had been convicted of -kidnaping, were executed at Havana, Cuba. IT was estimated that the wheat crop of France would fall 8,300,000 bushels short of supplying its own needs. '• THE widow of James K. Polk, the eleventh president of the United Srtates, died at her home in Nashville, fl'enn. She was in her 88th year. j THE police of Moscow received orders that woiiUl result in expelling all Jews from that c.itj' within two months. HON. JOHN R. GAMBLE, congressman,elect from South Dakota, died sijdden- The at lief Hortic Irt NASHviiiiiS, ':?Tett$, rounded by . atives Mrs. James K. Polk, relict of the eleventh president of the* United States, departed this life at 7: 80 a. ny Friday peacefully and quietly, in the full possession of her mental faculties. Mrs. Polk had been in perfect^ health until last Wednesday even- MKS. POLK. ing, when on returning from a short drive she was taken suddenly ill, from which she never rallied. The bells through o\xt| the city were mournfully tolled and sympathy and regret were heard from the masses of people as they gaze upon the bulletin announcing the demise of this honored and beloved lady, who spent her years among the people she loved so well and who respected her as one of the noblest of her sex. |.Mrs. Sarah Ghildress Polk was born September 4, 1803, at, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Her father, Joel Chllilross, was a wealthy, cultured and hospitable planter of Rutherford county, Tonn. Some ol the pleasantest of her years of Rlrlhood were stsent at a seminary at Salem, N. C. She became acquainted with Mr. Polk while ho was. a rising young attorney at Columbia, S. C., in 1824, and shortly after nor graduation while yet In her teene she became -his wife. He was then serving his first term- In the Tennessee legislature. From this timg on her talented husband continued to rise, hext year becoming a member ol congress from Tennessee. For fourteen years ho was in congress and was speaker of the house for five terms, only resigning in J8?fl when elected governor of Tennessee. In 1843 he received the presidential nomination by the democratic convention of Baltimore and was elected the next year, defeating Henry Clay by a small majority. , During all these'years Mrs. Polk was her husband's confidante and chief counselor and did much to add to hU popularity and success. As mistress of the\white bouse Mrs. Polk showed the beauty \ and strength of her character. With true ywomanly dignity she presided over social Washington, and Is to-day acknowledged to have been the most talented and beautiful uncrowned queen of the United Statos. One of her first acts In this high station was to abolish the old- time democratic but undignified custom of serving refreshments and giving dances at the presidential mansion and substitute In the place of those celebrations the present custom of holding weekly state recep tlons. A woman of less tact and firmness could not have wrought this change, as all social Washington was arrayed against the change, and for a time political opponents of the administration sought to make capital out of what was deemed un-American pride and excluslveness. In the end Mrs. Polk not only triumphed but succeeded by her example In converting the social world to her way ol thinking. Mrs. Folk's was a rare type of beauty. Her olive complexion and dark, expressive eyes were set off by a wealth of raven hair. Her rare conversational powers, keen repartee easy grace and kindly hospitality won for her universal admiration. Contemporary histories and magazines are full of her praise. Since the death of her Illustrious husband June 15, 1849, Mrs. Polk has lived a life of re tlrement at the Polk mansion in the heart o Nashville. Here she won the love of all by her gentleness and charity, and the quaint ol< mansion has for forty years been visited by th world's most celebrated men and women, al of whom have, until declining health of the hos tess prevented, been entertained with the same charming grace of the old days at Wash ington. Of late years Mrs. Polk has been able to re oelve but few callers and has confined her out door activities to quiet drives about Nashville Every New Year's morning for nearly half a century, In response to her invitation, the entire state legislature of Tennessee has beou entertained at the Polk mansion, that body invariably adjourning for that purpose. This courtesy between the highest legislative body of the state and one of its most noted women is a rare example of old-time chivalry and an unmistakable evidence of the high honor in whioh this lady has been held. President Polk left a very large estate at the time of his death, whioh was kept together tolerably well until the civil war, when nearly everything was destroyed or lost. Mrs. Folk's Income kept dwindling down until r» half dozen years ago, when she found herself well-nigh penniless. When a bill was introduced in congress to grant the widow of President Lincoln u pension ot J6.0JO a year, It lacked one vote in the senate to secure Its passage. That was the vote of Senator Howell E. Jackson, of Tennessee. He offered to vote for the bill provided it was so amended to give annual pensions of *5,OUO to Mrs. Polk and to the widow of President Tyler, as well as Mrs. Lincoln, and the bill became a law, Since that time Mrs. Polk had lived on this pension. President Polk left one of the queerest wills thut was ever left to be probated by an intelligent man. Everything was given to his wife, and at her death to be turned over "to the most deserving member of the family bearing the name of Polk," the decision to bo made by the state legislature. The nearest relative until recently was State Treasurer Polk of Tennessee, to whom it was supposed the estate would go. It will be remembered that a few years ago he became a defaulter to a large amount and fled the country, finally dying in Mexico, His dishonesty cut him and his family off, and just how the matter will be settled is now u mystery. There are no other deserving members of the fumlly bearing the Polk name, und now that Mrs. Polk is dead the courts will havo to decide the matter. It is not believed that tha document will stand a legal test.] STILL AT WORK. ly at his home in Yankton of neuralgia of the heart, aged 43 years. A SAWMILL and yard containing 1,000,000 feet of lumber were burled at Lindonville, Vt. AN express train on the Philadelphia & Reading railroad collided with a freight at Egg Harbor, N. J., injuring nine persons. i THBEE men were killed and sevien injured by the explosion of a ppwder mill near Huutington, \V. Va. j CHBISTIAN BENECKE, aged 92 Irears, living near Fort Wayne, Ind., was burned to death while trying to ^xtin- guish a tire that was burning his ience. THE village of Campo, Cal., W|.B destroyed by a cloudburst. No lives were lost. '; JOSEPH P. HOWE, a member <»f the Eighteenth and Nineteenth congresses, died in San Francisco, aged SO ye»rs. COL. JOHN COVLB, a promiuent citizen of Winston county, Ala., was tortured by burglars until he gave up $600. THE two daughters of B. King, of Nashville, Ind., were fatally hurt in a runaway accident. AT Columbia, S. C., David Jacobs and Mrs. Mary Johnson, sentenced to be hanged for murder, were placed on the scaffold and the nooses adjusted abput their nucks, when ft respite arrived from the governor. WHEAT. tile PMM tot ,)$i£«i}fnbef Doll very Ad* vft«ce» t6 #1 »j»n»liel ami CatUftA ttx* citchieftt on thft Chit/ago Hoard of Tfnrte. CfitcA&tJ, Attgi 18,-rtDecember wheat ebld at 91 a bushel Friday. It closed strong nt 99^ cents. The opening was cents, the lowest figure for the day; Excitement knew no bounds and the wildness of the wheat pit discounted ten-fold the flurry of the last few days. Every othei 4 interest at the board of trade was deserted, and the perspiring, shouting speculators crowded into the wheat ring to get near to it as possible, gesticulating orders to brokers in more fortunate positions. The market opened with wheat selling at 96J< to 98 cents. Within five minutes it jumped to 90 and then fell back to 97. At this point it remained for some time. Then a fresh boom struck it and in a short time it touched the $1 mark. This occurred shortly before 1 o'clock and was the dead point for sometime. Then the market began to weaken. The price did not decrease, however. The old stagers, too, predicted that the' market would sobn go to pieces and immense quantities of cereal were bought. The brokers began hedging for their lives. But they were fooled. The market did not break. Wheat did not touch 99 cents again. When the gong tapped I o'clock the bulge set in, and as the quotations climbed • steadily toward $1 excitement rose in proportion. By the time the hands of the board of trade clock indicated 1:15. and the final peal of the bell announced the close of the session December wheat was 99% cents. Confirmed news from Russia was the main cause of the advance, though even the most sanguine bull operator did not dream of such a hurry-skurry market, and his surprise was only equaled by the alacrity with which he grasped the situation and made hay while the sun was shining. LONDON, Aug. 14.—The Russian prohibition will only slightly affect the condition of the wheat crop. 'The situation on that cereal may thus be described in brief: France must import at least 14,000,000 quarters. Great Britain must import 19,000,000, and Russia can furnish only 6,000,000. The remainder, of course, must come f ,-om America, and with so tremendous an export order as 27,000,000 quarters to be bought the American farmers will get very large prices, LIVES e ttftr'jffc'tifciitfftt. in a Stiuaii oft fel&ntl Soand-fftfe Uuri-ICan* The Volcanic Eruption in Coltiua Doing HII Immense Amount of Damage. CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 15.—A telegram received here from Colima states that the ashes from the volcano have ceased to fall in that place, though the column of flre is yet the same. The fall of the ashes in some cases have attained a depth of 5 to 6 inches on the housetops and in the streets. The eruption is on a scale of magnitude that has never before been observed. Streams of lava many feet in width are now coursing down the sides of the volcano, burning everything in their course and doing an immense amount of damage. It is said the governor of Colima has sent a commission to the volcano to make a scientific report upon the present eruption. SCRAPS OF INFORMATION. A POUND of phosphorus is sufficient to tip 1,000,000 matches. AN expert says that the average carpet is about one-fifth dust. OUB Indian wars from 1770 to 1880 cost the grovernment$006,880,200. THE largest bay in the world is Hudson bay, which measures 85Q milee north and south by 600 miles i» A FABM in Pithole, bought some yews CHICAGO'S GREATNESS. It If* Further Exemplified by a Recent Census Bulletin—The Garden City Hug Double the Number of Allies of Streets of Any Other American City. WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.—A bulletin issued by the census bureau shows that phicago has practically twice as many miles of streets as any other city in the country. The num ber of miles in Chicago is given at 2,048 against 1,151 in Philadelphia, 1,061 in St. Louis and 675 in New York. The number of miles of paved streets in Chicago is 629, against 422 in St. Louis and 358 in New York. The number of miles lined with shade trees in Chicago is 1,200, while no other city has more than 850. The cost per head of population for street construction and repairs is $318, being more than in any other large city'except San Francisco. The number of street lamps is 32,798, which is greater -than any other city in the country, New York having but 2(3,978, and the average cost of street lights per lamp is $20 per year, which is much below the average in the great cities of the country, and is an average per head of population of 58 cents per year. The number of miles of sewers is 525, which is greater than any other city, New Yovk having 464 and Philadelphia 376. The number of police officers 1,625, against 3,421 in New York and 1,717 in Philadelphia. The interesting point about the fire figures is that the annual cost of the New York department is $1,618,000, while in Chicago it is $700,000. Chicago has 2,075 fires annually; New York, 2,836. POWDER MILL BLOWN UP. Three Men Killed and Several Injured by a Terrible Kxplonlou, CATLETTSBUKG, Ky., Aug. 15.—About 8:30 a. m. Friday a terrible explosion of 14,000 pounds of powder occurred in the Central City powder factory, in which three men are known to have been killed and several badly injured. The whistle had not sounded which calls the men to work when suddenly a mighty shock was felt by those in the vicinity of the mill. A cloud of smoke was seen to rise from the spot where the magazine stood which darkened the sun so that none could see what was going on, and amid the gloom the noise of falling- timbers and broken iron could be heard in all directions. As soon as the deadly shower of debris had ceased the survivors started to hunt for the wounded. Portions of the remains of a man were found some distance from the wreck. He was known to have been in the building at the time of the accident. Timothy Cooney is missing and is supposed to be killed. A man's leg was found during the afternoon which leads to the belief that a third man is killed. George Wells, of Guyandotte, was so badly injured that he died at 11 o'clock. Another large building was badly shattered. The loss to the company will be about $85,000. The will be repaired at once. Killed and Atnny injttre I. NEW YortK,' Atfg. l8,-*-SlxteeJi met death te otto of its most horrible forms at Cold Spring grove Wednesday afternoon. Their lives were crushed «ut of them. Twenty others, and perhaps more, were injured, some 6f them, fatally. They were members of an excursion party composed of the em- ployes of Theodore Kayser, a dry goods., <• merchant of Brooklyn, fi. D., and 1 their friends. They left Brooklyn in thfr morning on the steamer Sylvan Stream and the barge Republic. During thft four hours' trip to the grove they danced and sang. They ate their lunches in the grove and had reem- barked and were about to start on their return when a mighty squall of wind struck the barge, raising one portion of the roof and dashing^ it down on the other, crushing to death the people beneath it. On the steamer and barge were about 600' men and women and as many children* A panic ensued and there was a wild rush for the dock. All the reports of the catastrophe agree that it could not have occurred had the barge been a. vessel of proper strength. Its timbers- are reported to have been rotten,. and they parted, where others would' have withstood the force of the- squall. Abotit 4 o'clock the excursionists. prepared to start home. There was a suspicious blackness in the heavens and the wind came in gusts, which the- weather-wise did not like. The steamer's pilot, fearing to be caught at the dock by the storm, hurried the people- aboard. Before the hawsers were- thrown off the rain began to* fall in torrents, and the wind had increased to a hurricane. The- lightning became intense in its brilliancy and the thunder peals were deafening. Women became frightened an tithe boat's crew had difficulty in maintaining order. As soon as the barge- was freed from its lashing the- homeward journey began. . The- steamer had hardly begun to move when a blinding flash of lightning, accompanied by a crack of" thunder, occurred. At the same instant the hurricane deck of .the Republic collapsed. It lifted straight up< in the air and fell with an awful crash. The deck was packed with people, and; down on their unprotected heads itr came with terrific force, crushing life- and all semblance of humanity out of" the unfortunate ones a short time before so full of happiness. Then the- i cvclone was gone and nothing was left. behind but the shrieks of the wounded. and the groans of the dying. Almost the whole upper roof of the- barge was blown off and the two poles, or masts lay across them, pinning down all who sat or stood on that side. This. was the side where almost all the people were being sheltered from the rain. A pitiful cry from the hundreds imprisoned beneath the debris arose. Mothers were shrieking for their- children, and children, mangled and crushed, were beseeching" with their feeble voices to- be released. The confusion was- well-nigh, indescribable. So quickly had the cyclone swept over the barge» that not a soul realized what had happened until the great mass of splintered wood came thundering down. One man* in a white flannel suit was pinned: down by a heavy timber which lay across his chest. By a tremendous. effort he freed himself, and was- crawling to a place that promised safety when he stumbled against a. support and loosened it. The heavy piece of wood struck him on the head and he was thrown into the water. He- sunk instantly. Almost at the same- moment a 5-year-old child, a bright,. flaxen-haired little thing, reached forward crying, "Papa, papa." She would. have fallen overboard, too, but was* seized by the skirts by a woman whose? face was covered with blood. The little- one was drawn back and saved. A dark-haired woman about 80 years ofT age was under a great load of debris.. She was groaning feebly, but when* they got her out she was dead. Her- face was shockingly disfigured and. both arms were broken. The work of clearing away the debris was begun at once. A horrible- task it was, for in the mass of twisted; iron and broken wood arms and legs- were entangled. As soon as the bodies were extricated they were wrapped in. canvas and placed on board the steamer, It was a sickening sight Women, young girls and children seemed to be- the principal victims. The pilot of" the. Crystal Stream, Eobert Schuler,,. was instantly killed at his post of danger. A number of the summer boarders and yachtsmen from the.- craft in the harbor and a few brave- men on the steamer rushed to the assistance of the stricken excursionists. When the injured wer*i released they disappeared, and it was next to impossible to find them. Few escaped without cuts or bruises. Coroner S. H. Rodman, of Huatingv too, held an inquest aboard the barge,. and, while withholding a verdict, gave* permission for the bodies to be removed to Brooklyn- An examination of the two masts which practically did 1 all the damage shows that they were rotten to the core- A child could have- broken them with a good blow. Half! way up they were sheathed with- brftsjs, probably to hide their true. state. THINGS WORTH KNQWINQ, TO CLEAN a black silk dress use g sponge dipped i» strong black tea. soid, - ' TAKE egg stains frpm silver by bing with a wet rag whioh bat dipped in conunoj*table sail;. ' To CWBAN a from the &*» awl wash o.g wtt&#?«fjr 4ipp*4 & " HQRRQH NEAR PQTS&AM- * Buildings Leveled by WM»«| «Mid Fljro by Lightning—Kiyht Rilled. Aug. 13.—Atorna&oT leyeied to the ground, ti|f n Scherbevev's farm, pe. 4am, So sudden was th.e calamit Jew of the inmates had a change to «f- £ape, and scores were buried; In thi wreckage. While efforts w«r« befog made to extricate the tetter, %htniag Struck the ruins and set thsj» *» fire, light corpse^ har« b$e» *a«n4 ashes. Othjisr

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