¥f AIGONA REPUBLICAN BY MILTON STAR!?. ttst-m* at Subscription. 6 copj, one frfcfcf, Ifc &4t&it66 : .-. • • • .f Lbu un6 copy.'six month*, in >dVfci>6e.: 75 9a« copy, three month*, id Mtftfl«6 40 Subscriptions conttanfc till otd«rftd Stopped ' All arrearages are paid. TtiE CYCLOttE Itf KOSSVT& The county has been visited by the most dreadful catastrophe in its history. The cyclone is conceived to be ; as powerful ah agent of destruction: arid death aa a country district is exposed to. The experience of the county Friday night will confirm that view, especially in the minds of those who were so unfortunate as to be in its track. The work of devastation was complete in the path it took 'over the twenty-four milen of the ' county's breadth. In that path were hundrteds. of happy homes, which now are 'in ruins. Many of the inmates have been called into eternity, and familv circles have been broken forever. The eighteen who are dead and the fifty or more who are mained make only the beginning of the list of victims. There is the indeterminable number who,are homeless, fatherless, motherless.: To many the moment when they faced death in the tempest of falling timbers was but the beginning of agoniesi ' The destruction of property is incalculable. It may amount to as : much as fifty thousand dollars ; in farm dwellings, barns, granaries, windmills, grain and stock. The fine groves which have been at once an ornament and a protection from storm cannot be replaced by inbp'ey. It will "require many years of patient toil and .care. The loss of stock is slight, and no .destruction is reported from fire., v . The towns on the line of. the Milwaukee had a narrow escape. Had the track of the storm veered but a few miles to the south and struck any of the towns the destruction of life would have been appalling. The work of relief ought.not, to lag in the hands of those who. have, been so fortunate as to escape the storm's fury. The actual destitution at tjbis time is wide spread. Even...well-to-do farmers who lost all their household effects, as well as their houses and barns, cannot immediately supply themselves with the comforts of life. Others who are renters are left in absolute destitution and wholly withoiit -re ources. They will have to h> taken care of, and they should not ; . ,be , permitted to suffer, while for the many who liaye lost ndi^only property- but have been incapacitated for work by , injuries,received, thbre shpulU |)e' .an- grudged relief, proportioned to their need. will receive rough tre&tifie&t ftt the of SfduJoaoth&Mhta fe jl ** coft&lnthtfethVBakef .wtil find his to be dough after the sixth of After htesircech at Mansoti, several ocratastlfp^Bp and told JDolHvet- that they would suplrort him at the polls this fall 1 . i -•' There Is no paper In the country that we could find littie to .'Scrutinize loftgef for a four-lineedit'dflal In sujbpoftof the admiiir istratlon tlian ittte'ttumboktt Independent. The death of. Judp. Mi P. JlosenCrahs, of Cleat 1 Lake, recalls the fact that when he was an editof iA;th.e»zaf ly days he used the Owen Love joy press that was thrown into the f iver<at Alton by the pro-slavery men in the days of abolition agitation. Judge Rosertcrans wfas an editor of ability and a citizen of high standing. « -Oil • i ' . ' 'If Arrangements, haVjO been made for a speech by Gov> Mc^inley In Des Molnes on the night o|j pc^bej 6th, Excursion trains will bQ,ritn on ajl iiie railroads, and without doubt there will be a great demonstration as well as a great speech. The republicans *of Kossuth coun ty h ave occasion to congratulat«i : tUemselvcs upon having a ticket' whiqh 1 ^ 'not open to objection at an^,ppiili.;.: ) l't«ireis I hot a weak nor an unwortfiy.pl^n^o bp'lfourid upon it. There is no candi'date. on ' t i\\o ticket who will suffer by any attack that will of can be made. As it is impregnable to assault, so will it be invincible at*tho.polis. Every man on the ticket will be elected, and by a big majority. ni'i ' ..... ; _;•,< • The nomination of C. E. Cohobn for district judge, against Mr. Quarton insures the election of .the latter,. or would liad riot that event been assured at the start.', , A NIGHT OF TEiOB/HAfQCil DATE Kossuth Csunty is Swept -tftiAi.? Night if ts Entire West td East by .a Terrible BI6HTEBH AHE KILtBD AND HOUB fHAH Pm MB WOIIDBD, Mundrtdsof Mouses art Crushed arid Sw«pt Amy as Klndliftg Wbbd, fedfns &tt Wrecked, Wind^ttiilla Distrt^htled.—the Loss of Pfopetty May Reach Up to Fifty Thousand* -* The t*ath 6f this gtoMH a Seetie of Appalling Desoktion,—List of the Dead ahd DMATM, A destructive cyclone passed through Kossuth county Friday night, It en* tered the county probably a couple of miles north of the Milwaukee railroad track, in Lotts Creek township, and ran a little north of east until it reached the Des Moines river, where it shitted a little to the north, but further on it swept to the south again, and dividing near the center of Wesley township, one part went northeast and the of the storm other south NOTES OF TJHE;PRESBYTERY., The telegraphic reports of the cyclone" appearing in the Chicago, .Minneapolis, St. Paul and Des Moines dailies were, about as badly mixed as were-the remains of the houses in the cyclone district. In the first reports, sent out Saturday noon, and to some extent in those filed Saturday evening, the statements are wild. No reporter, of course, could go over anywhere near all the ground and get back to Algona in time to write any report that day. Even if he did he would hear stories as he went of deaths .that never occurred, and marvels which never transpired outside of a quickened imagination. The report appearing in.THE REPUBLICAN today we believe to be substantially correct, so far as it goes. No report can cover more than the general facts on the surface usually conceived to bo most important—an answer to the inquiries first suggested. There were hundreds of cases of destruction of property in the outer edges of the storm's path, and numerous experiences '•of terror-stricken souls in the one moment of its passage, which will never be related, There was compressed into that breath of time, volumes of eventful history. C Interest ta Kos'siith County Readers, i • • I ••'••' • : ''H.. • at>.the Meeting ofjthe Fort podge Presbytery at' lUakftiClty., The Fort Dodge Presbytery met for its fall session, on Tuesday evening, Sept. 11, in the church at Lake City. Rev. A. C. Kaye, of Jefferson, preached the opening sermon. Rev. D. Williams, of Bancroft, was elected moderator; Rev. J. Malcom Smith, of Churdan, andMr.'W. N. Gillis, of Plover, temporary clerks. Among the items of business, the following may possibly be of most interest to the readers of the REPUBLICAN: The church atBoone, through its Presbytery, extended a call for the pastoral se/vices of Rev. Scott W. Smith, of Gedar Rapids. The church at Estherville called Rev. W. M. Evans of Sioux City. The church at Estherville was organized in 188,1, the building was erected in 1888. It has at present about 100 members and has reached-self support, paying a.salary of $900. At this meeting Kossuth county had a more prominent place than is .usual. The pastor, at Lake City* Rev. S.j.;.W.,.-S(,eele, .w.as ;i .prio; summer, it will be remembered, a supply at.Burt and- BaneBoft, ;j ' : A&'^a.lre'&dy^jbb-.. served the moderator was chosen from Kossuth, while the pastor of .Germania, Rev. J. W. Evards, was appointed chairman of. the most important committee, that on judicial business. Mr. Alfred Martin, a preacher for five years with the Methodists.in England, was licensed and given charge of DuVerne and Irvlngton. I should also mentiocl that the new pastor at Burt, Rev. W. Kelley, was present, also Mrs. Dr. Beane; of B.urt, and Mrs. Williams of Bancroft, representing the Ladies Missionary societies. The presbytery meets next spring in the .beautiful building, and with the flourishing church of Armstrong. D. W. east, tbe latter passing into Hancock county but a short distance northeast of the town of Wesley, The swath through the county varied in breadth from a mile to two p.r three miles, but the limits of its greatest destructive power were narrow The cyclone started, apparently;near Emmetsburg,'where it destroyed a few, buildings and injured a numberof their occupants. Near Cylinder a man and wife and child fell victims, and others were injured. The first death in 'this county was that of Robert Stevenson, whose place is a few miles northeast of Whittemore. From that point to'a mile into Hancock county the death and destruction wrought bear terrible witness to the power of the cyclone. The day had seen the greatest outpouring of people at the County Pair at Algona. that tbe society had .ever seen, and many who had been there were just getting back to' their homes when the cyclone struck their hoiises. The time was eight o'clock or a.' : few moments later. The sky had been cloudy for hours, and from this point of observation a bank of black cloud rested upon the northern' horizon which as the time of destruction cam. was illuminated by perpetual flashes o lightning. The noise w as an unbrpk en rumble of thunder, not for.an in stant abating, ! , -, : f After leaving this county the StOrm passed northeasterly, striking Minne sota'near LeEoy, and doing great d" am age^in the neighboring towns, yanc crossing the Mississippi into Wiscon sin. Reports tothe east are not definite, and the death list is variously : 'e,sti- mated from sixty to one hundred during its full course. . "'; MONEY! On Real Estate. HOXIE & BRUNSON. Adjutant General Longley's letter to J. W. Robinson, written in behalf of the Iowa department of the G.,A. R., is a very appropriate fraternal response to the reports of loss and death in this county, outfit is safe to predict that the department will never receive a bill of expenses from Kos- sutli county. Kossuth county is one of the richest in the state, not only in her accumulations but in the earning capacity of her fertile soil. Happily, the latter can not be blown away. This county can take care of herself and will do so, Lovi P, Morton has been named by the republicans of New York as their candidate for Governor and there is little question as to his election by a good majority, As one indication of the prevailing disposition among democrats to get away from out of the G, O, P, elephant, Gov. Flower has signified his refusal to run for re-elec- C. A. Schaffter, editor of the Eagle Grove Gazette, died on Tuesday of last week, of paralysis of the brain. He was fiftyVeigh't years of ago, and one of the able, success^ iul and popular numbers of the craft, He was above all a genial, kjndjy m.an, whose memory will be treasured by such IP knew Wm, GEO. W. HUNTER, Good Rig for Commercial and Business men furnished on short notice. Stantlarci Brefl Trotters and Pacers FOR SALE OR TRADE, Thorington street, lltfAna Tnuro South of Hotel TennanJ. ttlgvllftj Wnft* —————4- THE DEAD. IN KOSSUTH COUNTY. ROBERT STEVENSON. MRS. GEO: W. BOEVERS and child 4 years old. ; ' Geo. Holman's child, 3 months old. JACOB DINGMAN, of Fort Dodge Two children of Fred French. s Albert Rockwell's 2-year-old son. , WM. SCHWBPPE and two children 10 and 3 years old. ; i Child of Johp Eden. IN HANCOCK COUNTY. MOSES CASLER and wife. MRS. TWEED, 70 years old. Two children Of Alex. Tweed. Daughter of .Alex Tweed, 18 old. years THE INJURED MRS. ROBT. STEVENSON, rib broken. MRS, CARL BARRICK, Mr, Barrick and several children, CHAS, LEE, wife and five children. GEO. W. BOEVERS, infant child and adopted boy. HORACE SCHENCK. MYRON WM, SMITH PUTS IN-— TILING, ANP SEWER PIPE And does aJJ kinds pf di&?« work. J. have bad an experience often years at tbia work and guarantee satisfaction in every respe.ot/. Oaji or address, WM, gMiys, Algrona, Iow», Es- Congressman A. J. JJolmes has con* seutecj to allow the use of his name as a for 'the office of attorney for county, S\nn«iit: last \ve«k with a $12,00 PER M, ON CAflHULGONA, SCHBNCK and 4 child MRS. child. MRS, GEO, IIOLMAN and ren. MRS. M. W. FERGUSON and child, Claus and John Edon, MRS. CLAUS EDON, THOS. TWEED and two children, Alex Tweed's wife and 4 children, MRS, ALBERT ROCKWELL. MRS, FRED FRENCH, both arms broken, MRS. F. MEYERS. The above is not a complete list of those who were injured. It is impossible to secure that, The number is not less than fifty in the county, and a large proportion are children, «* J, A, Hamilton & Co, PATH OF THE STORM THE SCENE AT STEYJStfSQN'S, The storm struck tbis pousty first a tbe place of Robert steyeneon, about three and a half miles northeast of WhiWempre, M?, S^Yepson baa jusfc arrived bo»e from tbe county fair and whe» tbe eyelpne strBefc tbe bouse be was, at tbe aoor trying to boia it sbwt, ao4 Mrs, Stevenson and her five children were w tbe b9«s fl . Wbeo tbe stow ba<J passed Mr. Stevenson was beard groaning and was found a few rods frow where the hous.9 jaapjegeof pioer, Mra, serious, ana kw. five withQutany. HJJW L , tbe 4ejtru.o$ieu wroug^ fceje .._ teap ficajW temw»fr$& _„„ whq teye Yis,ifeed tb§. 81 declare that the picture of the head in three placps, and either one of the injuries would have proven fatal, Stevenson's son Jessie #ot home from town about one o'clock in the night, Stevensdn having in the mean time been taken to the house of John Butler, a short distance to the north. A physician was summoned as speedily as possible; but Stevenson only lived till haliE past seven in the morning, A number of hogs Were killed, others were tnained, several having their backs broken, and poultry were scattered and killed, or left alive but featherless, One horse was killed, The schpolhouse near Stevenson's was wrecked, and the Larson house, a short distance north, all went but one small bed room, Which Was left, 1 » The family were Unhurt. One of the 1 Larson boys, who was out of doors, was sent spining out on the prairie. He was able to keep the use of his legs but made some long jumps. The next principal point where death and destruction were wrought was on the Henry Durant place, about three and one-half miles northeast from., Steven son's. ...- •//.-• '. ON THE D.UBANT PLACE. , There were fourteen people in the house on the Durant place, the Carl A. Barrick family who lived there,. and the Charles Lee family, • who stopped there for shelter during the threatened storm, on their way home from the county fair, Barrick. and Lee being brothers-in-law. The house and every structure on the place was. completely demolished, and nearly every person in the house was injured ; to some extent. Mrs. Barrick" was hit by something in the middle of the back, which injured her spine and paralyzed the lower part of her body and her lower limbs. In case she recovers she- is quite likely to be an invalid for life. Mr. Barrick was hit on the top of the head,, and was given a serious scalp wound. His boy was also hit on the dead but will recover. Mrs. Lee's nose was split open, her oldest girl was badly wounded on the top of her head, and her boy, six years old, was struck on the top of the head and will possibly die. Two' other' children received lesser injuries, and two escaped unhurt. \ The Barricks and Lees were ,takeh to the Beglmaif place in the night, and the house was converted into a. hospital.' Dr. Morse was up there all night. The Barrick'. family 'was rendered completely destitute. Everything in theilipUBe went,' '4n.d/even ; the clothing on their-bddies.wai;'-,t6ri) ^ijto shreds: All • the = .debji? /, was/' swept from the foundation of the house, a/nd ; next morning a yearling heifer was found in the cellar, where it had fallen or been blown in. A number, of. hogs on this farm were killed. . AT FRED POMPE'S. •:''•' The, Fred Pompe place, a mile and a half northeast of Durant's, got the full force of the cyclone. The house was completely wrecked right where it stood, the walls and pieces of roof go- Ing down in sections. Mrs. Pompe andiive children were in the hoUse, but not one of them got a scratch. They were huddled together near a bed and were cooped in by the collapsing walls. Mr. Pompe, who had taken - in the fair and was still in Algona in' the midst of its exbilerating effects, got along in the middle of the night and found his spouse .with her children around her sitting placidly in the Hd6fi« stood the slot ffi, lift; got* a* fras baking fof tfie cat&6He MB at th* fiif « and tfhlfi th« ift»» came the flfft blew out of the stove afcd tfr* dangeted the desttuctioti 6f the house, but b«f exefttefts saved It. Swan Olsen'e batn \*as & total wttefc andagteatdealof property Wfts rained, bnt no lives were lost, Oh&§. fteltdn ft as »et §d terttinftte* Hehftd aa afitt bfoketv afid Alfred Nelson had his tiose a«d chlti bfoketi. Pete* j\. Walked plaes wa§ in the ftiMf e&eiaaie nienstef, tout it high abate show* any ual disturbance. Have of , ifiiftir fa«a itedand the barns we & wreck- • f he Beglmaif f atnily acted the j&ait of the Gfapd Sainaf itaa , taking in the Bar* ticks and the Lees, several of whom were undergbiHg agonies from fatal hunts received in the Henry Durant house, There were fourteen -taken from the Durawt place to Beglinai* '§ in the flight, all but two children sufc fering tortures from mangled limbs and lacerated bodies, and some of them with not enough clothing on to hide their nakedness. The'Beglmair place was at .once a hospital, filled with 'oaning and shrieking victims. Dr. prse got to the scene in the early morning, and he and others present describe it as one of hoitof, Baffling ing description. It was the wildest night ever known in this region, with devastation and death on every hand, The granary of John Herman, east of Pompe's, was wrecked, It was seemingly filled up to the roof with wheat. and oats, which were mingled together and spread over the ground, midst of the ruins, like an old mother ben with her brood under, her wings. It was too dull there for Pompe and be went on to Beglmairs to 'appropriately celebrate the occasion.' The Pompe horse barn was carried away with the exception of a piece of. floor where the five horses stood; with the manger and a section of wall in front of them, Tbebprses were left there, tied to the manger and were unhurt, and apparently unruffled by the terrific war of the elements which had. raged about them, VIEW OF THE MONSTER. TBE CYCLONE AS SEEN AT KJNYON'S, The D, D, Kinyon family witnessed the approach of the cyclone from the west, and they describe it as a horrible spectacle. The cloud came down like! an immense elephant's trunk, and as it struck the earth it seemed to suck up into itself every vestige of everything that was movable,.. Tfte noise was that of the roar of the thunder, accompanied with a DEATH AT BOEVERS, THB>WOBJC DONE AT BOEVEBS', About three miles nearly due east of Pompe's stood the handsome residence and ample barn and outbuildings of Geo. W. Boevers. It was about three miles directly north of Algona. The place .was a new one. Geo. W, Boevers is the son-in-law of Christian Dau; whose residence and buildings are scarce' half a mile beyond. Mr. Boevers had been living in the house only about a year. He and his family, consisting of his wife and two children and an adopted boy twelve years old, had just jot home from the fair and were all in .he house. When the cyclone struck he house all its occupants were rush- ng for the cellar, but none of them reached that place of safety. The ipuse , was torn to pieces and the wreckage was carried for rods, most of t northeast, but some, of it directly tost into the road. It was here that ilrs., Boevers and her little girl were ound, both in a dying condition:- The ast that Boevers remembers he 'heard ris wife screaming. Then he knows heard the organ playing.- He -was lalf dazed when the storm passed, -but had his baby in his arms, and with .bait he some way made his way to Christian Dau's house, With t assistance from there he* went back, and just in time to be with his wife and child in their expiring agonies. His 'Wife hardly groaned afte,r, he jeache^i her, and. the poor 'little girl -wailed "Papa, Papa," and died with the words upon her lips. " THE STOBM AT ITS WW1ST, : The violence of the cyclone 'Was , at no point lesa restrained . than here. There were but a few trees on the premises, and for that reason, there is left less of the chaotic tangle of debris that is to be seen a mile further on, at Myron Schenck's.' At Boevers?.. everything is leveled except the barn, which was packed full of hay and<grain. Only the west side of the barn remains in place, and this is bent in the form of a semicircle and left standing against the hay. The wreck of the wind-mill lies prone not far from where it stood west of the house. Tbe house walls are partly intact, but no two walls or parts of the house are left together. A great part of it is kindling wood, arid is scattered for some rods beyond the north and south road. The furniture Th« house which went UC latet •" " 'Miw oaltj th* J«f»» „ fcswtd mifc aad thfe Studding and ficfifttlifag sawed at the Algoha saw mill, which suptolied the cdunty with intich of the bunding ffla- t«f Jala thefl usfed. The house was suf- foufjded by great eottonwood trees, and fay 6 Kreat vafiety. ot fruit tfees and sbfubbery, and there Wete twc* immense baths, with gtafiaties* Wood- 1UUJLUCUOO UaillDj) TV1VI1 J^l sheds and outtiotises. The cyclone With the besdffl <Jf ,fae buildings afid bbddy wftS killed, ik. the jlrl Lucy iildren and the'r Schenck, Were all the little girls swept the place deatriiction, and twes ^etit, but _ Mrs. Myron gchen Haswell, the three gran^fatherj H In the house, One ling sowpd, The mass ot t inky pjpud was almost constantly Hjuminated by the flash of lightning- . At intervals, here and there, it swept up from tbe ground, then came down again with a terrible concussion larger on, The Kinyon house itself was a . little out of the track and was left standing, but the barns, the windmill, ajd all tbe outbuildings are a wreck, All OF nejgbbprhpQd nortbweji; of na were many farms m the gen, track of™? eyelone, where no. killed, »pr anylppay geiioujly ut where thQi»§ftBd| af dpi' ,ars wprtb of property. went to was earned in a went into small bits, not a whole article being anywhere to be seen. The stove was widely distributed in broken pieces, and small articles and clothing went into an indescribable mix. The lath fence along the road was laid down and covered with a miscellaneous lot of wreckage. A harvester was carried forty rods into a cornfield and left bottom side up. There were an immense number of chickens; turkeys and ducks, many hundred j and large numbers were scattered about the place dead, many being disemboweled, Saturday - morning thore were dozens of turkeys completely plastered over with dried mud, hardly able to move but standing amid the scenes of destruction, pictures of abject melancholy, A dupk which had been kicking about all night with its head pilloried by a plank, w&s. liberated by a passer-by, A year* Hng calf lay deafl east- oj the barn, ^nfl a horse found in Jhe ruins has sioce died, Tbe barb wire on the f enpe east P£ tbe rd ad is epyered with bay, and the stuff in the meadqw, which stretched a mile to the east, in* dicates that the air carried almost, 8, solid mass, A wllpw hedge, running north and forming, the eastern of this fleld was length, Saturday age ftpm the Bo^yerg pl»6§ L among them mattr^feses, feithpto' a milk ea» with the tattials B M " with an olO, bat Stuffed i» theto »B4 great pies of tin. The beto for Its entire length was lined an th§ west y, whwh mm toe " to d^lodg were WQY§» U% ; . the, At :m vuctioB of stock here was an4 the loss of property will ipg w bpld t&e <j$er Q had been put to bed\ up stairs* "and When the stOfiB becatfflp so threatening Mrs. SChenck said ahe\ would gO tip and bring her down. She started and and so did the gfattdfatnei, but the cyclone struck the house. al stant, and the house and all .. in it were burled one hundred fei the east, and the f uihs tossed into' „ heap, The little girl wa& carried some six rods and lodged Under & commode up against a Willow hedge, Horace Schenck and Mrs. Schenck and baby were pinned down, by a big oak beam and by a pile'of boards, and one little girl was cornered: up a little way off, Myron Schenck) When he saw what was coming, ,w.as out at the barn, but- lie made a determined effort and reached the bouse and was about to g6 in when he was hurled back into a large lilac bush, to which he held fast till the cyclone passed. When he saw the house go he supposed that all in it must be killed, but as quickly as he could he ran to the ruins calling. His. wife soon responded to his call, but it was some time before she ,and her baby, Which she found right at herf feet unhurt, could be got put, the oak beam was so heavy. Horace Schenck was pinioned down in the samCa way and was extricated' with . difitjktty. The children were not all fpurid*Hlyi lights could be, brought from the. Joe Thompson,place, half a mile east. The children and Mi's. Schenck were without; any seriOUs injury, but Horace! Schenck, Who, is 72 years Old, was rendered unconscious.. He was held down by a timber which rested on' his back v and a nail in the timber was driven into the fleshj aud he was given, sev- eral'scalp wounds and bruises. Alden Winter and Miss Lucy Haswell were unhurt, as'was Myron Schenck. The! hired man, John Anderson, -was cov: ered up in the wreck of the: barn, buj soon Crawled out. ....... v- The cellar at this place, as ;at Boev erS', was wholly undisturbed. Hat the Boevers and Shencks been able reach their cellars the storm wou; have' been as a zypher to them. Owing to the labyrinth of wrect trees north of tbe site of the house, place cannot be cleared up without vast amount of .work, and the ,m,p: loss in the barns and buildings amp to several thousands of dollars, if • The 1 Schenck school house !;stoo few -rods east,- on a lot < joining Schenck place.- The .foundation, there now, but there is no sign house eveu restedt -uppn. it. the'hollbW'nTteetfrdas east,' ,bouse is to. be seen •all'.tftfgevDer, an* looking as though dropped bodily fn the clouds.- ..The teachers'ViCljair, a desk are undisturbed, and the, : fci ture is.apparently as the, stor)n,'.jp) it, but the walls went to -pieces ithe shock of the fall. ' , ' SAFE IN THE CELLAR.' The Joe Thompson family, livi- half 9. mile east of Schenck's, was f not only,family so far heard from as 1> ing got into the cellar. All the fafTO except Mr. Thompson disappeared! | A the cellar at the first alarm, and' ^ it was discovered that the head oi*O., family "was absent, Frank Thonl__ raji up after him and dragged him ^ ily below, just in time to avr j shock,. When that came it cracked the walls together, and on leaving them swaying, theXpfctiio. and plaster majnly gone, the f urnitfcr jammed into one room and the window- completely gone. The . ThompsonX ' home stood in the edge of the native Y timber, and the latter, great oak trees, / were broken, down or wrenched and split. An prchard of large trees is a ruin. The barns on the south side are wrecked, and the wind'mill gone. Five horses were covered up ,under the prostrate walls, which went down as $at as the floor was, and seemingly as near the ground, but Frank Thompson, who was a hero that night, got every one of tbe five out, and not one of, them was in the least hurt, but a hog lay nearby with a scantling driven through it, ' Down through tbe woods across the bed of the, Black; Cat, .as.fjar.as the ateibbofl place, there was a perfect tangle Qfpyog^atetrefgj'an^Jtb? roaa Tbe fannj3,.j>£, jQbnjFox,' Michael , of tbe storw to come Jn for a general destruction, of bwiJdiuggrexeeptlng the. living houses, but nojjvep w§r§ destroyed ana nobody AT JttOJS'8, / At tb§ Place sf Daniel Bic§ tll§ tatt t tfee eyoione; swislied ,^put .premte^ QUO\38ly, Without Waking ,»ny qempjgt Wreck, Tbe Q«tbujiaing§ we^ Riven violent shaking, »nfl a ^ jjouse W n d §e,t dQwn"|n .ffie , king a wiB<Jft?',°P.
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