The Saint Paul Globe from Saint Paul, Minnesota on July 14, 1890 · Page 1
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JUSEET YOUR WANTS —IN MONDAY'S GLOBE The Monday's issue of the Globe is read by several thousand people who do not read Sunday papers. It pays ; to advertise on Monday. VOL. XII. A rH H NNtL arl XT The Northern End of Ramsey County Swept by a Death-Dealing Cyclone at 5 O'Clock Yesterday Afternoon. am «».- n'-rm''- -■■■'■ '■", -r- -r t txrr m '■■■■-'■■■„— 1 Ten Miles of Country From Lake McCarron Beyond Lake Gervais Torn Over as by a Gigantic Reaper. ... The Casualty List, Growing Rapidly, Already Contains Two Killed, Nine Missing and Eighteen Injured. A Weil-Grounded Fear That Completer Returns Will Terribly Swell the Total List of the Cyclone's Victims. Kohlman's, at Lake Gervais, the Central Scene of the Most Deadly Work of the Fateful Funnel. The Lake Converted Into a Seething Caldron and Its West Shore Ravaged by the Fury of the Great Storm. Graphic Pictures by Witnesses to the Havoc Wrought by the Power of the Resistless Wind. Scenes of Suffering at the Impromptu Hospitals Where the Wounded Were Taken to Be Cared For. DEAD. GEORGE MILLER, assistant cashier First National bank. PETE GIESEN, hired man of J. H. Schurmeier. MISSING. Mrs. J. H. SCHURMEIER. CHARLIE .SCHURMEIER. Mrs. MULANCY and four children. INJURED. J. H. SCHURMEIER Sr.-Badly cut about head, two ribs broken and limbs bruised. „ SIMON GOOD— Bruised ■ about bead and chest; internal injuries. Mrs. SIMON GOOD-Contcsion of the eye and scalp wounds. ROY GOOD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Good— Slightly injured about face and arms. Female Servant of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Good— Badly cut and bruised on body. MRS. GEORGE MULLEN, wife of George Mullen, and daugnter of J. VS. Schurmeier— Foot badly crushed, aud injured about the bead. CLARKE HAVEN, an employe of St. Paul Carriage Works— Badly bruised hip. CARRIE MISS, of Maria avenue, niece of Simon Good— Cut on the head and one shoulder bruised. CHARLIE GCOD, son of Emmanuel Good —Three scalp wouuds and bruised about the back.-388 MRS. PFAEFLE, of Brennan, Tex.— Head and chest wounds. MRS. HASTINGS and daughter Stella— - vere injuries about body and eyes. MISS GUSSIE KING-General bruises. George Mcpherson - slight head wounds. Female servant of J. H. Schurmeier— Severe injuries on head, arms and limbs. MINNIE MISS, of Maria avenue, niece of Simon Good— S light Injuries about the body HUB C. SCHURMEIER, son of J. H. Schurmeier, of Ravine street— Cut about the head and general bruises. MRS. H. G. SCHURMEIER-Severely Injured about the body. Female servant of H. C. Schurmeier— Head bruised. — GUENTHER, cigar dealer at the Portland—Abrasions and hurt internally. Eleven dead and missing. Eighteen more or less badly injured. If this should be the sum total, with no fresh casualties reported, it will be the ghastly summary of the cost In human life of five minutes' work by the first cyclone which has ever visited the immediate vicinity of St. Paul. Terrible as is this result, it may be but the Instimatiou of worse to follow, and the . curtain of last night when lifted this morning may reveal a still more awful and fearful total. It was a frightful cyclone, and in its pitiless wrath it selected that time and that location on which its destruction should be most complete. It selected 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and Gervais lake— the time at which hundreds of people would naturally be seeking the beautiful environment of lake and drive— and the list given above tells the dreadful tale. Qesterday was one of the hottest and sultriest days of the season. There was in the atmosphere that close and oppressive feeling which invariably precedes an electrical disturbance, and it was a common remark about the city that a storm was imminent. Toward 4 o'clock a few fleecy cloud banners were flying out in the west. The air was ominously still, but the long pennon floated lazily across the sky, and as DAILY ST. PAUL GLOBE. by. a miracle seemed to summon the cloud. One by one they rolled together until a huge pyramid was formed to the north of the city. A vivid streak of lighting shore the dark mess across with a gash, and a startling peal of thunder shook the eart'i. The storm was on. St. Paul sat in quiet, without a breath of air stirring, and saw that death-dealing funnel— a huge top in the sky— spin slowly toward the northeast, flashing one moment with vivid lightning, the next presenting a sickly green color and then changing' to deadly black. * For thirty, minutes the destructive funnel passed on, and then, meeting a huge rain cloud, was dissipated. In that time it had passed from Lake McCarron, on the southeast, over Little Canada and the intervening territory, over Lake Gervais, and was dissipated in the wood beyond. Thirty minutes and the terrible work was done. Two minutes later and a wave of anxiety swept over St. Paul, for no one could tell the extent of the destruction. Thousands of our people were scattered over the country, aud water between the city and White. Bear, and the lively fears were not groundless, Gradually the first rumors were confirmed, and then came the detailed reports showing how terrible had been the destruction. Even now the exact extent is unknown. Not until the last of the missing is accounted for can it be known what was the cost, in life, of the St. Paul cyclone of July 13, 1890. THE DEADLY FUNNEL. The Formation of the Cloud and Its Progress as Observed in St. Paul. Capt. George H. Moffett, whose home is on the corner of Summit place and Iglehart, on an elevated plat of ground with a clear view for many miles to the north and east, had a favorable opportunity to observe the formation of the storm cloud and to watch its progress. He says: "My attention was first arrested by a peculiar movement of the clouds, which seemed to be in a foment, all rushing together from various directions and apparently rolling over each other, presenting a seething appearance similar to that of the bubbling surface of a pot of boiling water. Presently they assumed a N more compact shape, and within a few minutes there appeared to be one dense column of blackness with a green fringe. Just then the rotary motion commenced, and I was convinced that a cyclone was forming. My fears were realized, for in a very short time the " black monster . began to lengthen from the bottom until the funnel-shaped tail struck the ground. Then it moved off in- a regular ; course toward the . northeast, traveling very rapidly, and all the time I could distinctly hear a roaring,' rumbling noise, very much like the roar of a railway train in the distance. H One peculiarity 1 noticed as that all the floating clouds within a certain distance of the cyclone were sucked into it. A cloud would be lying against the sky.uearly motionless, ' when all at once it would '; dart forward with almost the rapidity of . a ball fired : from a cannon, and dive ' into the cyclone cloud. As near as I can fix the geography of the country, I think the cyclone formed in proximity to. Lake 1 McCarron, and it : seemed to be heading ; straight for White Bear. A heavy rain storm had passed just ahead of it, but as the cyclone traveled the fastest it overtook the rain cloud, and when it. struck it seemed to go to pieces, the black monster apparently breaking into fragments. 1 should: judge that the path of the cyclone was about ten miles in length, and that it was .about twenty minutes in traveling the distance. There' was a great deal of electricity in the cyclone cloud. From time|to time vivid streaks of ..lightning coursed down the side of the cloud, and occasionally, the whole cloud would present • a dimly illuminated appearance, somewhat like the lightreflected through a paper shade over a lamp. It was just a quarter of five o'clock when I • observed ■ the : peculiar movements of the clouds . that first arrested my attention. It was about my} hour to go to my office :in : the Globe building, and 1 looked at ray. watch to see the time, so 1 .am sure as to ; the time. 1 was standing on the ; piazza on the north side of my house, and remained there watching: the cyclone until it went to pieces. I think within twenty minutes frora the time of my first observation the cloud had formed and started on its destructive course, and, as I have said, near twenty, minutes were consumed in going over its pathway, making something like threequarters of an hour altogether from the time of my first observation until it was over/fSnERSI DEATH AND DEVASTATION. S^ory of the Terrible Tragedy at Lake Gervais. ' Between five and six o'clock the citizens of St. Paul viewed. with alarm tho cyclonic aspect of the heavens. It was half after 6 that Hub C. Schurmeier drove up to the Margaret street police station, and the first public .intimation _ was received that a cyclone had struck Lake Gervais, leaving in its wake death and devastation. Mr. Schurmeier was accompanied by his wife and female servant. The :. two THE FUNNEL CLOUD OVER LAKE GERVAIS. presented a terribly woe-begone ap- Eearance. Mr. Schurmeier's clothes ung upon his body almost in shreds. Clots of blood disfigured his * face and head, and he looked and felt overpowered with nervous exhaustion. Mrs. H. C. Schurmeier's condition was even more pitiable. She had been stopping at Lake Gervais for the benefit of her health, and the buffeting she had experienced, in addition to crippling a leg, gave her the appearance of being on the verge of death. The female servant looked terror-stricken. Her head was cut severely. Mr. Schurmeier could not give a coherent account of the awful disaster which had overtaken his family. All he could say was: "Cyclone; Lake Gervais; four killed and my mother missing." ;.: There was bo delay in having the sufferers conveyed to their home on Bavlne street, near Maria avenue, Dayton's bluff. . Dr. Amoss, the deputy coroner, was quickly notified, as well as a half dozen . other doctors. Capt. Hanft and officers of the Margaret street police station accompanied the doctors to the scene. " * And what a scene it was Two honrs before Nature looked resplendent in her own loveliness. Now the shore of the lake was strewn with wreckage, trees were lying about on all sides; and a mass of wood, furniture and mud was all that remained of two beautiful summer cottages, which," a few hours before, rang with the merry laughter of light-hearted innocence. y~y There were several men about—pale-faced men, excited and' almost, incoherent in their speech. They were standing on the ruins of the : cottages ■'; occupied by J. H. Schurmeier and Emmanuel Good. The cottages were situated iv a little hollow on the side of the high bank west of Lake Gervais,' which runs down to the shore, The cottages' were surrounded on both sides by groves of large foliaged trees, and straight across the river could be seen Kohlman lake. A few hundred yards away, at the top of the bank, in the midst of. a thickly wooded grove, was the farm house inhabited by Mrs. Mulancy and her four children. There were a large number of visitors stopping at the '- Schurmeier and the Good cottages. Mr. and Mrs. Scburmeler, in addition to their , son Charlie, Hub C. Schurmeier and wife, son-in-law George Miller and wife, had visiting them Mr. ; and Mrs. > Pfaefle, of Brennan, Tex. Mrs. Good was entertaining, in addition to her son-in-law, Dr." Eachus and wife, Miss Minnie Miss, Miss Carrie Miss, Gussie King, Simon Good and wife . . and Mr. Gunther. . A -:■ merrier party than the two families and their friends could not have been found." The lake reverberated with their merry laughter." Danger was undreamt of, and death a thing of the future. The present was too' full of life and hope for any ; such foolish thoughts. But, alas uncertain is the ; tenure of life. The cottages which \in the morning were tenanted with buoyant, robust life, in the evening marked the death of four people. 'V^HBBPPWPVHiSBB The first intimation of the storm was ; noticed about 3:30 o'clock, but no one dreamt that -it would be more than a temporary upheaval of ... the : elements.* Danger? The bare thought was scoffed at and dismissed iii a moment. Towards 4 o'clock ; the clouds . assumed a more threatening aspect, but not sufficient to damp the merriment of the ,"- young people lounging about the lake shore or boating and fishing upon the lake. -»- But at half after 4 there i was a crash which made many strong hearts ; tremble, and blanched the cheek of every woman.'SBHHHGBHIVV4HPWHH There was a scurrying to the cottages on Lake Gervais' and Lake Kohlman, while many hurriedly searched for protection under trees aud behind hillocks/ A scene followed,' which, as Attorney „ Woodruff put It: - "My dear sir, :it baffles : all description." -. :4>; •.. The wind hadnrst commenced to blow from the northwest. Shortly : after' wards it \ commenced i blowing directly from the northeast,' and -then, as if the whole universe was to ; be swept off • its '■ feet, , the I cyclone •" came ; from the, north;west. west. The 1 first 1 instinct of \ those who were unfortunate enough to be caught in .: its whirl was to ; save their life. Life! Everybody clung .to with . dire tenacity. -. Many . quaked with fear, but those : who saw ST. PAUL, MINN;; MONDAYS MORNING, JULY .14,-1890. that quick action - was needed to savelife did not hesitate for a moment. The ; prompt measures taken by Dr. ; Eachus undoubtedly saved his own life and that ; of the i Good family. - They i had % been ! watching the storm "coming" from the window. -The doctor cast his eye to the \ northeast and then ;to the northwest, and his heart almost failed -him.*- His' wife and friends were hurriedly warned and a hasty exit made" into the cellar.; They had hardly got <. there when s. the cyclone was upon them in j all ; its ; mad ; fury. The cyclone struck the middle of Lake Gervais. As it did so the water appeared to be entirely scooped from the center, and the lake side was flooded from thirty to I forty/ feet. It was, ; however, only momentary. : The - water leaped - back in position immediately; but the lake for a time resembled a veritable stormtossed - sea. As ;a ; gentleman ; - put '-, it: "The clouds seemed to come out of the water and curve in a rotary motion." - ;. • "Did we hear, anything. Not much It : was as black as night. Bain fell in torrents." 'JI-SjHpßpfr,. ' ■ ' :'^-B--BB This continued for about fifteen minutes. The storm gradually abated,"' the thick, massive clouds lifted. • Anxious eyes searched the lake shore. The bosom of - the lake was still- unruffled.<- Branches of trees were bestrewed about, 1 and horrors ! '■< there : was 'no ": vestige ; of the Good and Schurmeier cottages. ,: The I fifteen c minutes j of " the cyclone - had worked a terrible tragedy at • those cottages. y-Alfflili)H-B_-Pi_---Mpß^ai , When the cyclone struck the lake it swerved to the west, carrying everything before it— houses and trees, man and beast, everything. : in : its course. Beautiful groves of trees were swept to the ground. The bark of even the trunks that -were left was peeled .off. ; The Schurmeier and Good cottages, as well as the Mullancy farm house, lay In the wake '■■ of f - the cyclone. When it had . passed there was not a vestige of these houses standing. Everything ■■: had disappeared— houses, i : trees, . everything—all was bare - and desolate where an hour before was one of the : most; lovely and peaceful/ spots in. Minnesota.* For three-fourths of a mile around could be seen pieces, of wreckage of the cottages; there was a considerable amount of it floating on the lake; but little nothing could be made out of it.. -The furniture, the woodwork of the ... building had been - smashed ss to matchwood. The .work •of ; destruction I could not have ~e been' accomplished by human aids in * a week which had been ! done in less than fifteen minutes. WHAT FOSS SAW. :C .'. • •■• ;■•,"/■ '• +-?/. Heartrending Sight Which Greetm . ed the Eyes of Survivors. The visitors at Kohlman house were the first to notice that the Schurmeier and Good -; cottages had disappeared. The east Jside of ' the lake had not " suffered much from" the storm, the cyclone having struck in the middle of the lake and traveled from' the Kohlman residence. The visitors in the district were, however, as • near a cyclone as they will ever care to be." / Many were so : terrified * that "they at once left for the V-. city under the delusion that better >. protection would •be afforded them from the fury of the '; elements. Big-hearted John "Foss, fearful of -fchat had occurred tne- other side of Lake Gervais, with the assistance of "Johnnie Kohlman, hitched a team, and at a hard, . break-neck? pace made the Schurmeier- Good residence. The distance was over a mile. Never did a team go faster or" on a more merciful errand. The trip was not . made without danger, as the Globe reporter, : who subsequently crossed/well knows.; A small bridge covering a deep ditch :• had given way. A i few ; planks, strewn < around, were hastily secured , anil a '". bridge improvised. * It barely i i carried j the team over, but Foss is not . the man to be stopped by trifles. ; As he: emerged from a wood to the locatfon of the ; " Schurmeier-Good cottages - his . worst , fears .-*' were realized. There were no cottages; the bare trunks of a few trees which had withstood the : , tempest were prominent iin the foreground ; around on -' every ; side the pieces : of broken, furniture and wood-work told the sad tale of destruction. But that was not heeded by John! Foss and ■■; his ; companions. There was'; another and more heart-searching sight f —laid : around .on ; the * foundations s. ot the ruined houses, : and ... fifteen and. thirty /; yards " away, lay men and women, moaning and crying most pitifully.*.- The sight, was one horrifying enough to upset the most callous individual. There were the lifeless bodies: of two men— one about s thirty years : of : age, other in the prime of manhood. They : were /quite is. dead /when / found. Their clothes were- torn almost to shreds, it was : difficult '■ to conceivehow any of it, had remained .; on their bodies. No external, bruises ; could be: seen. There they lay— and placid, in death. : The younger man, George; Miller, was found on the foundation of the Schurmeier • residence. The elder ; man, . Pete Geisen, * was : discovered about ,; fifty yards away. . Excitement,*; terror and ; confusion had taken possession of ; ; the : survivors. They ; seemed' paralyzed and scarce, knew what they were doing ' or what they must \ do. : : Dr. Eachup did what he could. The others^ gradually came round, aod then .: Foss and his .companions arrived/ With- the 5 least possible delay the injured ; were" : conveyed /to the --. Kohlman V house. ; The ':• storm had abated, V: the lake; was y. resuming / its '-• normal ■■■ condition, 1 and : the steam launch -was ? tjsed to convey the injured to the Kohlman side. Considerable time.of course, was taken by this, and efforts were made" to " ascertain 7 who /were killed and who 'were injured. i : That George r Millar aud Pete ". Giesen : l\ad • lost * their / lives was 1 quickly determined. Nothing ?. could be seen or heard of respecting Mrs, J. H. Schurmeier and her son Charlie. Where 1 .were they? The shore : was searched for hundreds of - yards around. Not a" sign or vestige. Had they been blown I into the lake? No one* knew; no one r could tell; but a dread fear ; took posesision of : every."-' one. A . few suggested', they had run off to Little Canada andescaped:; injury, but notwithstanding; every -inquiry, ' no gleaning of Mrs. • Schurmeier or her sou could be obtained." The worst is feared. 7 S A GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION. : Mrs. Dr. Eachus Tells the Story of „ the Scene from the Good Resi/ dence. Kohlman's hotel was a blood-smeared and i sickening hospital, where the wounded were lying upon couches and ; cots, benches : and counters, moaning { and ; wailing piteously. The good women from all parts of the vicinity were attending with the scant means at hand, while Drs. Edgar Schmidt, Din- ■ woodie, Ancker, r Amos, Murphy and - Quinn applied the bandages and : remedies to the sufferers. Dr. and Mrs. Eachus, the son-in-law and daughter of Emanuel Good, were pushing about in ■ .the heart-rending scene, working, _ man-;, fully to relieve the bruised and bleeding; 'people in the room. /While thus engaged, a Globe reporter had the following interview with Mrs. Dr. Eachus, nee Good, who was an eye wit- : ness to the frightful tragedy." Then, with a heart full of the anguish, which naturally possesses a noble little woman s when thus bereaved and afflicted, she pictured the horror: '; . "We were all in the bouse waiting upon the company which stayed at our •home. There was Mamma and Papa Good, Dr. Each and myself, Minnie and Carrie Miss. Uncle Simon Good, his wife and little boy Roy, Mrs. Hastings and I- her daughter c Stella, and Gussie King and Mr. Macpherson. These were ; our ; friends. We saw the storm approach . the lake from the north-east. 7 Some of the household suggested that we get into the cellar,; for it really looked as though a terrible storm was moving towards the houses of : : Schurmeier and ours. 1 was standing at the window on the first floor, and my husband was beside \me constantly. While we were thus watching the storm from the parlor some of the other company were scattered about the parlor, dining room and kitchen. They were all suggesting some movement toward our security, but as the confusion grew "among our people the storm" came closer - and grew into a terrific force at each; j whirl. When the great, spinning cloud : reached the center of the lake I saw the water divide and overflow the j banks some, forty feet. , Papa Good "was •then looking out of the kitchen door, / /which opened on the west, i Our 'barn" was west of the • house, and as papa ; ■called to iis, we moved over /near/ the; i kitchen door, which '. is : . near the t door ; ; leading to the cellar. My husband told me to "■' Ty7;.~-.y7y['y 'T : i7yr..' .-"-:.-•' ;/;. ..Get Into tine Cellar, but the excitement in the house seemed:, to stupefy everybody, especially the womenfolk. As -papa was looking out ', of \ the kitchen . door he saw the trees : "near the Mulancy cottage ~ crash , ; beneath the ■ whirlwind. .Next, . went . Mulancy's cottage, and then,' " oh, then 1 ; our barn was thrown abroadside against our house. ■ Just at this awful crisis, my husband threw me bodily down the cellarstairs and 1 plunged headlong into a bin: of patatoes. Then he threw Miss King, * and Mr. Macpherson : jumped :; after. Then my husband tumbled down as he loudly bade the others to follow. -' It was too late. All was the most deafening r noise I and •; chaos. The building crushed in upon us and three portions of it was hurled high into the air.' Trees were blown by, and then our Huge ice chest fell into the cellar and pinned us down.; This - disastrous wind, . rain and . thunder . raged about ; ten • ; minutes while , ; we were . under the timbers the cellar. As we were crouching .in this painful refuge we could hear the Schurmeir residence," which was located within 100 teet of our; /house,' crash and scatter its timbers. For fifteen minutes the timbers and furniture of both houses were hurled about the site of the houses; the cries "of the four horses, which are now dead, were / deafening," and our two cows were: ■blown heaven only knows where. Mamma had * 250 : chickens, ninety-five . ducks, a deer " and the two cows, and papa had two horses in the barn, and Uncle Good, had his horse and carriage, but not a vestige remains to -evidence their fate. Dr. Eachus was; the first to venture from i the • confinement . in : the cellar. , ; After he had extricated himself, tearing; ' bis cleth'ng and flesh, he dragged - the; ice box off of us and pulled us out: The' five that were in the cellar were indeed fortunate, for our injuries are the slight:est. But those who were Up 6tairs whenthe storm struck the house are," as you see them stretched out there one those i cots, sadly and '■■ painfully injured." With tears wettinar her cheeks; Mrs. Eachus then "•; pointed out . the ■ groaning men and women who lay in the dimly ; lighted dining room of the 'hotel, for the iights had been turned low and the ' doors barred .■ against the : anxious and obtrusive crowd which had gathered . on . ; the hotel porch. Then ' bracing herself for further • speech, the faint little woman proceeded: 7 ; : . . '-. , t*. "The first thing we; did upon our re-: 'lease from the cellar was to look for the other members of our household. We found them scattered about like .every-' thing else with which the elements had ; Elayed. Minnie Miss lay in the road;*' er ' head cut ; and ; , her mouth bleeding badly. ■ Carrie Miss, her sister, -was pinned under a / tree 1 and I guess the poor ; girl is . hurt internally,*-, for she ] -groaned painfully. Uncle Simon Good ; was cut about the head from " '-'■•.*■ ■ , Flying Debris, but being able to walk he assisted in the i work of gathering ; the humanity thus: littered for a block around. 'y Oh it was ; -terrible. -I: was. dumbfounded. para- ; lyzed! .-. But.; my;; good husband was as bold and brave as any man, and forgettins the pathos of Me awful calamity, ; bravely went to rescue other victims. While I was dashing about in the mud and rain, now and then jumping over a dead horse, T' saw poor George Miller's i body lying dead and mangled in the road, ; fully forty ; feet from > the ; Schurmeier house, where he and his wife were staying.:* His wife, too, was [buried beneath ' the wreck, and I am sure the poor, dear woman is badly hurt. When we picked ; , her up and carried her to the wagons which had ; come ; over : from Kahlman's . hotel, she : writhed and ; convulsed, 2 ; and inquired after (her husband. "Poor girl, if she knew he was dead, life would have : no ' further charm for .: her." Mrs. Hast- ; ings • ."; and - '- her daughter.:- rushed ; : into our/* house / from the iake, : where : they < had ?. been s. boating, just as ; ; the i storm overtook y our .; farm, and if ; " they could but have reached d the cellar I believe they would have escaped much injury. i As it is, they are badly bruised. I am afraid Stella Hastings will lose i her, eye. 1 1 am ; grateful '; to ; God f that I epaoa and mamma escaped much injury. They are only cut up a little. My husband '"i. is ';] bruised i} slightly,' =' and, ; , see,' ; this is my only mark," showing an ugly £ scratch in the back of her : trembling • hand. /"But I feel' sick, now that all is blood and' doctors about me, and it may be that I am hurt after -all." The loss is ; a peculiar one. It : is ■ irreparable." : My .•■■: entire wardrobe,"*? my marriage presents aud :. trousseau, •my diamonds,* and, in fact,every stitch of clothing 1 owned.all:is y gone - forever. Everything ; was demolished, ground to atoms, so searching was _ that ; awful, black, horrible cloud. - Our servant girl :is alii; bunged up and suffering; unspeakable : agony.. Mrs. Schurmeier '.; and , Charlie :- Schurmeier,' I'ust in the bloom of his youth, are killed, 'etc Giesen, Schurmeier's : hired man, " was found dead, fully 100 feet from the Schurmeier barn, and his body was beside Mr. Schurmeier's horse. Horse and groom met the same sad fate. The man was ; probably in ■■ the barn with : the horse, and together they were blown 100 ; feet, the horse falling in our cellar, and the man, being the lightest, was blown over it.. .Those in the Schurmeier ; cottage were .the most injured. Mrs. Schurraeier is .V dead, . Charlie -" Schurmeier is dead, and George Miller, the "husband: of si Emm a - Schurmeier,; is ■• also .: dead,"; and : the Schurmeir groom was ' killed." Four dead ; out of ; that household. :: Mr. ; Schurmeier and the others were all quite '' ; . severely v injured, ; - and some of them are now: being cared for at the hotel, others are at the Foos : cottage.* and Mr. and Hrs. Hub} C. Schurmeier. and Mrs. Miller were conveyed . to the \ city."...^4VqnßH4-ffiB_9HPV4P| Then the brave little woman who had had this perilous experience, sighed for the couch upon which it is feared she; - may lay for a few [ days at least, for sh«» certainly suffered a 'severe schock, and one that would ; have prostrated many stouter women. : ON THE SCENE. Viewed From Kohlman's Hotel— Night Scenes After the Storm. Kohlman's hotel, which was turned into a busy hospital for the dead and ; wounded, is situated across the lake from the scene of the disaster. This is the principal resort of the lake, and the guests were numerous. The storm was watched from the hotel as it passed over It a little to the south. The cloud, bent: on death and destruction, was then high over the lake. Continuing in its . course it passed the hotel and lowered into the lake, dividing the water :on all sides, throwing the waves forty feet upon the shore and grounding the ■ launch Water Lily. The guests of ..the hotel and all the men and, women of the neighborhood were watching the phenomenon until; blinded .by the rain, which poured in torrents, the murderous aunihilator was lost sight of. Then a lull, and the sky threw back its black curtain aud the sun shone down upon the ruined mass of cottages on the opposite shore. Brighter and brighter grew the heavens, and, as if applauding the black monster's work, they shed their glories on a scene of horror and desolation. But for this timely change in the ; heavens the vision - from Kohlman's hotel would not have been had, and the night might have formed its own shroud about the dead and dying victims. But at c the first clearing the eager spec- . tators saw that the green and grove-clad hills of the Schurmeiers and Goods had been stripped of their ornaments." Nothing but the gleaming; barkless tree stumps remained to guide the rescuer." Every available man and conveyance at once -' hurried to the scene, from' where ! the" torn and mangled families were disposed to the greatest comfort possible.: All the injured were taken to the hotel end the dead were covered with carpets and other fabrics strewn about the place, while a corps of men were left upon the ground to scour the fields and -woods in search of the missing. The news : seemed to spread to Little Canada, from where more : helpers came, who said their lit- : tie settlement had also suffered demolition and loss of life. But the reports were vague and unreliable, and > all hands turned in and provided what i he 01 she could to assuage the suffering. "■' . Doctors were sent '. for, and. thanks to them, ; they . /responded ""'_ promptly ' and . well equipped, and an hour and half after, the ; calamity all were being cared : for and resting. , "At 8 o'clock the crowd .about/ the Kohlman hotel was very large, / a great number of hacks and ; carriages having been hurriedly driven from t the city, conveying anxious ; friends and relatives. The fact that a large 7 number of idle men/boisterous; "and imbibing excessively, were about the hotel, tainted the scene with a vulgarity, that was shocking. In one room lay the wounded, groaning and dying victims, in another the brawl was loud apd annoying.: Police rule, however/ was on ; hand in the persons of Chief Clark, Detectives Dan O'Connor and : Kenaley and a six-officered patrol wagon, . aud order .' was fairly preserved. Dr.' Schmidt/who was coolly and effectively ' applying his : methods '_ to the injured, said that as to the fatality of the injuries and actual ; condition of the patients the I cases could not be prog; nosed last night. He thought, however, that there was no ; one . fatally injured exceptTiySseph Bernard, whose right arm is broken, and who . sustained cuts on Te the leg and head and internal injuries. Mr. Bernard lives at 236 Fairfield avenue/West i St. Paul. There is : little hope of his recovery// The physicians all agree that 'a J more: intelligent estimate of the condition of the injured^ can be mode this morning. : The night '■ in the : ; hotel ; sick *. room was ;a ; misera- ; ble and hideous -one. The lamps were small, smoky.; and s ill-smelling j things, the room - was • hot .' and the : air : was '■ charged with the : smell of blood; arnica' and the previous meal of the guests. '.'lf; the patients survive the night in such an inadequate place, then they all have excellent chances of a speedy? recovery in *• appropriate ', and / comfortable ," quarters. It was the 'best place available, ' and the host of the : resort ! deserves the gratitude of everybody. NARROW ESCAPE. Two Fishermen . Who Dallied on bpißj!|?Mß Lake ; Gervais. "'■ ;C. Jagger and a . St. Louis gentleman, whose.' name /was J- unobtainable, were i fishing in/ Lake Gervais within twenty 7 '. minutes of the time the , cyclone struck ■ the lake. They saw a storm/ was brew- : ing, but the sport ; being very good did ; not trouble themselves . about it, calmly : continuing to fish. Suddenly .* the '■■ St... Louis man took a look at the sky. His face blanched ; : there was a look of terror in his eye, and *he almost shrieked:' "Man, ashore or we are drowned.^./-' ;.. Jagger looked up startled. He caught a glimpse /of the I raging.; heaven, but " : did not say a word. : His whole ; energy was bent on reaching the shore/It K was, ;a 'j race ?. f or ; ? life."./ The ;; raging tempest gathered /over,'/ and ; seemed ; to V long; ito?:-? clutch them in its "deadly! grasp. c Gallantly did the /: boat I yield "/to * the ['water. t - : . They .were ' i twenty yards from shore. .Visitors who" ; had taken refuge in the Kohlman houes i saw the extreme peril of the men. Several of them ran to the lake shore. There was a terrible crash of thunder. The : clouds :■ darkened and :. the whole firmament appeared to be rent in twain/ .Women shrieked ; and ■;- men ; shut :' their eyes. But no; by almost superhuman exertion the boat touches the * shore. .The men '• leap out ; all; rush for. safety in the Kohlman house; and Lake Ger,vais is in the death-dealing touch of the" cyclone." * -2BHH AT THE FOSS COTTAGE. Mrs: Miller Not ; Informed of Her Husband's Death. What a spectacle the Foss cottage presented last evening. From every room issued a moan,' a cry of pain or . the anguish call of some one. There were four injured people accommodated" in this cottage. The room entered by the reporter was occupied by Mrs. G. Miller. - The injured and terribly bereaved lady was in an almost unconscious condition. She did not know of her widowed condition, no one dared tell her of the death of her husband— the husband who, but an hour before, was so full of the bouyancy of life, now lying on the ; , shore 'of r Lake Gervais, cold '.'_ and . placid In death. During the evening ; Mrs. Miller was removed to the city. Carrie Miss was lying in : another ;; room. Her head was badly crushed and a shoulder injured.. Clarke Haven, an employe of the St. Paul Carriage works, laid in another room with bis hip badly, injnred. Charlie! Good was: also found here. He had been reported missing/ His c " r . injuries consisted of three very nasty scalp wounds. Charlie behaved like a young hero when the doctor i stitched : his wounds. ■ Everything was done to relieve the sufferings of the injured people. They were attended by Dr. W. B. Bouth,' who was at the lake when the cyclone took place. KELLEHER CAMP Narrowly Escapes the' Fnll Rigor of the Cyclone. The Kelleher camp 'is at Lake Gervais, and its inhabitants had a very close call. The camp consists of Maj'] Kelleher. and his family of six children and a nurse; B. L. Gorman wfie and daughter; Attorney J. G. Woodruff; Dr. Bouth, wife, child and nurse; Miss Boy, of Ohio. There are several cottages in the camp, in addition to the numerous tents. The cyclone blew three tents down, carried away the roof of a cottage, and laid low the whole grove of surrounding trees. When, the .severity of the; storm was realized by the members of the -camp they at once deserted their tents for the cottages. But for this Mr. Gorman - and family might have been numbered among the injured or the dead. Mr. Woodruff had a very lively experience. He attempted to fix a '-. ... rope . attached to his tent, but was thrown against a tree.* Quickly realizing the peril of his position Mr. Woodruff clung to the tree trunk for dear life. It was so dark that he could not see ; two feet from him, and,' as he afterwards put it: "1 had such an experience during the ten minutes I clung to that tree that I will not forget in a lifetime." Dr. Bouth said he has often laughed about .cyclones in Minnesota; he will do so no more. . CAN THIS BE TRUE ? 7 " Belief That Many Boatloads of Excursionists Were Lost. There was a startling story afloat at •Kohlman's late last night, which, if true, doubles the '■ horrors of the sad affair. One of the Schurmeier coachmen — the one who escaped — came into St. Paul and announced as a fact that sixteen boats had left the dock just before the storm, and not one had returned. These boats had contained from two to six persons each, and he believed fully forty persons had found graves beneath the fierce waters. There was absolutely no — way of verifying the story. Globe reporters questioned all who might know and received varying answers, though many. believed it might be true. There was not a sound boat at the dock after the storm, and it seemed certain : there were boats on the lake at the time of the, storm. WHERE ARE THE MULANCYS ? A Woman and Four Children ' Completely Disappear. The excitement and confusion were , natural, and it is not surprising that no' ; one really, ascertained the full extent of ' ; the cyclone's devastating course. No one seemed to know anything about the Mulancys. All that was known was the fact that . their farm house, after weathering the storms of a quarter, of . a century, . had disappeared: ; The^.... farm was occupied by Mrs. Mulancy and her four children, and the homestead was in the center of a wooded grove. As a boy put it:; '•The trees were so heavily folia-red you could not see the .': house." After the cyclone had passed over, there was not a tree standing, all the trunks were stripped of the bark,' and the homestead was level with the ground. And the ; Mulancys— were they? They ;haa been seen during* the early part of the day, but now there is no sign of their bodies or whereabouts. LITTLE CANADA CATCHES IT. Several Persons Injured and ''.[ Many Houses Blown Down. At Little Canada the cyclone appears to havev ented; the greatest portion /of its furry. Homes and barnes ; along its path, which was a little east of the thickest portion of . the village, were blown down or carried into the lakes and timber far from their sites. In the immediate vicinity of Little Canada no less: than ;.." ten , dwellings were wrecked. ;These ••: belonged to Mrs. Shannon, C. M/ Meianson, Mr. Good,' Ed Hastings, Mr. Schurmeier, S. ; Jervais, Mr. Clark, Frank ; Gadbois, Joseph Gadbois and S/Nadeau.. When the storm struck the * house 'of C. M. . : Melancon, the 1 children, three iv num- : ber, took refuge: in the cellar. Mr. and Mrs. , : Melancon ; .- remained 'on : the first floor. The doors ; were first blown open and . iv attempting to close '■■ them ;;i Melancon and his wife ; were ' blown V. about •■ 100 ; feet . against • a tree, : The house was; completely, demolished.' Melancon had his' left" arm broken in two. places and is badly ; bruised. Mrs. Melancou was '•: badly cut : about : the ' head .: and -y injured y; in ; 1 the : back. The .1 children, Frank, ; George; aud •', Jennie, were \ .'also cut and bruised. ~~ One of > the "sons sis pronounced ;by Dr.' Brown, who was in attendance after the removal of ; the . five to the house of Paul Millett, to be ■ in a critical condition, and .the father : is ■'■■-, also ir. probably fatally ' ■). injured. ' The £ Galske ~-i residence, just -; south of . Lake Garvais, 5 was completely wrecked, ; the roof being carried for; a quarter of a' ! mile and | deposited.; in the road. The ;. barn and other of the farm '^houses! are \ a wreck also/ Mrs. Galske, was cut < about -■ the ':'{ head . and considerably < ! bruised, .■; as ' were > several of the .;' farm : * hands. .-Dr. Curney.was of the opinion j : ; Continued on Fifth Page. . i l READ THE WANTS —IN— MONDAY'S GLOBE iiiiimilDiiiiMjnaiMiiUßii|iliii ii j i|iiiiii||||miiiiii mvi The Monday's : Issue of the Globe Is react by several thousand people who do not read; Sunday papers. It pays to read .Monday* advertisements. NO. 195. > SCOURGED BY FIRE; Philadelphia Visited by the Most Destructive Conflagration in Many Years. The Turning 1 and Planing MilJ of H. T. Atkinson Goes ' Up in Smoke. Carey Bros.' Extensive Wall Paper Manufactory Is ' Also Burned. Firemen Compelled to Droj* Their Hose and Flee for ' Their Lives. Philadelphia, July 13.— One of ths most destructive fires that has occurred in this city for several"; years broke out about 4 o'clock this morning in the turning and planing mill of H. T* Atkinson at Tenth street and Susque-* ] hanna avenue. The wind, blowing from thes outhwest, carried the flames across* Tenth street to the : east side, and At* kinson's lumber yard also caught fire. While the firemen were at work fighting the flames which were devouring Atkinson's two properties* the wind veered around to the southeast, and the flames, fed by piles .of dry lumber which surrounded the planing mill, were carried against; the ex- : tensive wall paper manufacturing ; esV tablishraent of Carey Bros., which waS separated from " Atkinson's . mill : property by a narrow street. In anticipation of the flames attacking the wall paper factory ' about a dozen of the employes, , who had been -v summoned to the building, stood with hose in hand ready to pour water upon the blaze, but as soon as the fire gained an entrance to the building it spread with such startling rapidity that the men were compelled to drop their hose and flee for their lives. The upper floors were filled with papery which had been printed and spread ott racks to dry, and this burned almost like powder. Long flaming sheets were caught by the wind and carried • Blazing Through the Air a distance of half a mile or more. In-, side of half an hour from the time the flames attacked Carey Bros', establish* ment that magnificent building was ft mass of ruins. The building extended from Tenth' to. Eleventh streets, a distance of 300 feet, and from Nevada to Colana '.streets, 120 feet, and was five stories high. Scarcely any attempt wag made by the firemen to check the flames' in Carey Bros' J they realized .their. efforts would be of no avail. They devoted themselves to saving the property which surrounded it. . Rows of small houses occupied mainly by employes of Carey Bros, stood to the east and north of the blazing, structure, and it was only by almost superhuman ef« forts that these were saved. The fronts of all of them were scorched and blistered, and the furniture in those on Nevada street was soaked with water. When the north wall fell the bricks piled up against these housed and the frightened occupants . made their escape from the rear, and women; and children, half-dressed, ran. through the streets, terror-stricken. Thousand! of people surrounded the burning prop* erty and gazed at the gorgeous effect produced by the combustion of the com oring materials used in the man fact of the wall paper. Meanwhile the plan? ing mill nad been completely destroyed. ;by flames. The firemen succeeded in quenching the flames in the lumbal yard after its contents had been partly destroyed. No such ( Complete Destruction by fire has been seen ■ here for years, Carey Bros, estimate their loss at 5500,* 000, the building costing $200,000. and 1 their " stock, machinery, patterns, designs, etc., being worth $300,000. Their, insurance is $202,000. Mr. Atkinson places his loss at between $75,000 and $80,000 on his planing mill property, : stable and lumber yard. His insurance foots up $26,500. Dwelling houses on Nevada ; street, were damaged „, to the extent of $0,000. ' and other small losses to the surrounding property will aggregate $5,000 more, making the total near $600,000. The origin of the fire is a mystery. Carey Bros.' factory was probably the most complete establishment of its kind, in the United States," if not ■In the world" The firm consisted of Theodore and R. Davis Carey. .of : Philadelphia, and Thomas A.. Young, of New York, tho latter being ? a special partner. All grades of wall paper were manufactured, from the cheapest to the finest. The r storerooms were packed with goods intended tor the trade of the coming fa'l and spring.; A great effort was made to : save the designs. John Trumpe, foreman of the designing de-^ partment, rushed into the burning building, determined to rescue hia sketches and designs, but he was overcome by smoke and , made a narrow es" cape from • the '. place. The ; only casualty : befell John Hicks, employed by , Atkinson, while removing mules from the stable, was kicked in the ' side by one of them : and three of his ribs were , fractured. About 200 men and women were employed' by Carey Bros.' The firm considered that their building was about as 1 near fire-proof as it was possible to make it. 'The stairways and elevator shafts were solidly bricked , up '. and i iron doors separated the rooms. The complete \ fire ■. brigade ' was maintained,' and it was a portion of this brigade that ; stood ; ready to battle with the flames the moment they should made their appearance. A BIG DEATH LIST. The Tioga Explosion Kills at Least Thirty Persons. .-'■■'. . Chicago, July 13.— Six more bodies were recovered to-day from the hold of the steamer Tioga, making {nineteen sat far exclusive- of one of the injured who died at -the hospital. "• Oner* of the corpses taken : out today was that of a -white'^ man, the others negroes/ Only two were identified— Louis and Henry Alexander, : colored stevedores. How many • more were killed is now a ; growing . uncertainty. Probably it I would not be toe I much to assume thirty deaths as ' about the correct total. - Half of the hold is vet litered with wreckage ' from the explos l sions.^HH m jp y >C>1^ JftAJiFf^^WpP^~Zjlt» \ \ flflJtTfAfcjt, JtJLwjfftr

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