The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, July 23, 1890, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

A. ANDKKFON. Pros't.
J. II. GALLEY, Vice I'nVt.
Firs! National Bank
IS.-port of Condition May 17, 18i0.
I viis nwl Lierouut $? N.fO 31
r s imu i it ii.'iinu
Re 1 i-iJitt .-. furii.tur. ri'ul lixtuii h U,'.'." 'w
-fr-un In).-I. niL-.. . -Si-'i-l ti
I'. ;-. Tru ury f.Tj 00 on hand 13,4 iS 45 J.ii C7
27.,ij 1(1
Capital nnl sur lui
1 n.In tilo.l ir lit i
ImUo.'jhI list-il. 11 t"h lti'iai .Hlg
Reili co iiit rt
lUo clr-ittjn.tura
tvl'J 1 l) )
lli.JM II
1.:. !- oi
l...Sil M
l.Vi,lM tt".
jBusintzs (Turds.
I .. IcBl.IAi,
Oiluo iuor Columhua Ktule Itmik, C'oliiuihiiM,
N bi..ik.-i. CJ
(jiiu.iVAi a. ki:i:i:u,
Ofllro ciTcr First National Ilnnlc, Colnmhuo,
iilir.irVa. iU-tf 1
1 i.. ieossiTi:ie.
colwtv sn:rEYoi:.
VJ:irlit !ftiriii(; tiirvi-ius lor. can na-!rt-FM
me 111 Columbus, N b.. or call lit my oflirc
in C'omt IIotit.0. 5in:ij!-t-
T J. kai:,
co. srrr public schools.
I vi ill liii i!i i4Jic( in 1I10 Court Hoiine, (lie
thinl Snturd:i of e.ich motith for tb oxi.mii 11
tioiiof tijij licunls for teachers' ttiitifirnUw, ami
for the trnut.iction of other f-chool bubiuestt.
LiRlit and heavy liBulnifj. fjoode handled w itli
run-. Ucnl(ii;irtcrs at J. 1'. UrcLrr A Co.V otlice.
Telephone, xt ami St. Uimaj ttlf
.Successors to FtiuUe ISushell),
-r'(VintraclorH unl lmildorw will find our
brick lirt-class and offered at reasonable nte.
V'aro nleo irt-iarod to do till kiudit of buck
work. Wmajtim
yj K. TURNER & CO.,
Proprietor and Publishers of the
ccLrn:33 JcrsiiAL s:i tu xirs. tajiilt JOMHAl.
ltolli, iost-j.ail to any fulilreh. for $.!.(i0 n oar,
t-tt.itl) in advance. Family Jul'unai $1.10 a
:ai.i.i m:k & corii:i.:i;n
Columbus, Nfb.
ORiroiip btuinmcr Erriht tV Scliwarz'n Mori' on
Flm.nlli btrct't. ltiiiimyRi
John c. uicgins. c. J. oakiow.
Bocialt uiiulu of Collections by C. J. (iitrlow.
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware!
iwVWork, Roofing and Gutter
ing aOi;ialty.
:rT".Slioj on 13th stiet, Krausft Sro.'i. 'ld
Cta'id mi 'niiitcrutli btrcot. "I'tf
Oias. V. Ksvrr.
Frsk U. KxArr
Contractors and Builders.
Estimator furniioil on brick and tton' work
and p!tHTini;. froc. KiciRl Httf-ntioiicncu to
K.tlim; boilfrf. mention, etc. Staining and
tn'k iMiiulinK old or new brick work to irpre
bcnt piwrd brick, a nivrialty. Corn-lonib'nc'
olicitod. Referonci'stiii'U.
JUmayl) KXAl'P RKOS.,
Columbus, Neb.
asx :
. We Offer Both for a Tear, at ,
The JocMJAi. to cknowl1jtPd to be the beit
news and family paper in Platte connty.and The
American MaRarine is the onlj hitfh-clasa nionth
ly uiaisaiiuederoted entirely to American Litt-ra.
tuie American ThouRht and Progress and I is
the calx decided exponent of American Institn
ii.Tn It is a cood as any of the older maw
ffi" f arnil LiiS: in a y.f ar over 1 MK) paces of the
1 -2. i;rafure written by the ablest Amen
? ano1 "il ?SrUntifaHilIu.ttsL and i.
rich with cbarminscontinneil and short Hones.
No more appropriate present can be
m? thanayear-. snbecnptioa to Tho Amen
"ft 5MaVi Mpeoially brilliant dnring the year
lSTl'. prit of Jocbkal it $2-00. and The Ameri-gMTMiatiiUm-
Woff both tot $4.00.
The Conibustibln .Matortal Sliipprd I'iuIit
mFsIro Hill of Iitlin? Sfiis:ttiiniul Ktl
deuce Aililucol Tliu Vos-el Seizel lj
tlio Treatury lpartiiu'iit.
Oil Inspector Grain ban discovered that
napbtba was whipped under a fa se bill of
lading from Ilnffulo on tho filraincr Ti.g 1,
and in all probability it was that explosive
fluid that caused the death dealing di-.aM.-r.
There were several hundred barrels of re
fiued oil in the hold that ba t been shipped
by the Genesee- Oil coinpnny, of,
and the naphtha was presumably smug
gled in. " I tested hiten barrels
were supposed to contain oil, ' said Mr.
Crain, and I found that fourteen of them
contained naphtha. The barrels were not
labeled, the only mark on them being
Diamond B.' There are about 100 more
barrels which I have not tested, and for all
I know 7o per cent, of them may contain
naphtha. The fourteen barrels of naphtha
were taken to South Chicago to tho Gen
esee Oil compauy's establishment."
Agent Morford. of the Union Steamboat
company, said that if an' naphtha had
been shipped on the Tioga from Iiutlalo he
knew nothing about it. "Our bill of lad
ing," he said, "does not ahow any naphtha
in tho cargo, and if there was any we were
imposed upon. Tho officers of our line do
not know anything about it, but if it is
proved that naphtha was smuggled aboard
the Tioga we will make it warm for the
parties who shipped the stuff. Under tho
law we have a perfect right to carry dyna
mite, naphtha or gunpowder, provided it is
properly labled, but our line does not carry
such explosive goods, as tho danger is too
Oil Inspector Crain, who has made an
examination of tho contents of several
barrels iu the hold, gave some sensational
evidence. He said that he found upon ex
amination that a large pait of the cargo
consisted of barrels of naphtha, and that
these were labeled simply "Diamond 1"
instead of bing specifically marked so
that anyone could more ieadily learn their
contents, as required by law. Tho coro
ner has notified tho United States district
attorney of thoso developments ami that
gentleman will look into the matter thor
oughly. James McCarthy, agent of tho
company at Buffalo, said tho Tioga had
320 barrels supposed to bo refined oil,
shipped by the Genesee Oil company.
Tho lino has a rule against receiving in
llamablo or explosive articles on board, but
as it has no inspector of oils it depended
on the good faith of tho oil company.
The Care" SfUt-il.
'I he treasury department at Washington
has ordered the Heizuro of tho Tioga's
cargo of oil for violation of tho United
States statutes. Treasury Agont Kehoe,
on behalf of the government. Las taken
possession of the stock now stored at
South Chicago. Coroner Hertz issued an
attachment for Manager Bedford and in
structed the sheriff to arrest him. Judg
ing from the testimony being received at
the intpuest, the transportation companies
will pay damages of something like 2u0,
000 to get out of the scrape.
Indian llecoiiu- Itomau Catholics.
The squaw and papooso of Geronimo,
the notorious Apache, have been baptized
in the Catholic church. Tho ceremony
took placo at St. Thomas' church, Mt.
Vernon, Ala., and was performed by Rev.
II. O'Grady, a missionary attached to ho
cathedral of tho Immaculate Conception
in Mobile. Geronimo and a large number
of his Indians in full war paint attended
tho service. The squaw received iu bap
tism tho namo of Maud and the papoose
that of Frances.
Texu on Fire.
Destructive prairie fires havo been rag
ing for two or three da3s along the line of
the Southern Pacific railroad, and havo
not yet burned out. Xo rain has fallen
for over a week and tho prarie gra;s is very
dry and catches fire from sparks from pass
ing locomotives. All tho smaller water
courses have dried up, and tho vegetation
which has grown up iu tho former water
beds is burning fiercely. Tho cattle havo
been keeping to the hills, where there is
still some water, and but few of them have
been lost.
A Timely Gift.
The clock tp be presented to the new
cruiser Philadelphia by citizens of Phila
delphia is on exhibition in that city. It is
an elegant example of skill and ingenuity,
and is valued at moro than Si 1,000. It is
about three feet high and about two and
one-half feet in with. The material is
solid bronze and the dial solid silver. The
figures thereon aro solid gold. Surmount
ing tho entire work is a massive eagle with
wings outspread.
Ilo)'9 l'iml Colli Worth .Million.
Two boys, Phil Ilorsch and Sam Davis,
aged 10 aud 17 yeats respectively, who
went to Landers, Wyo.. from the east im
bued with tho gold fever, tho result of
reading yellow-covered literature, have
struck it rich. For some weeks they have
been working three miuing claims 500 feet
south of tLe famous Buckeye mine, twenty
miles south of Landers, and on Saturday
they struck ore which assays from $2:1,000 to
$40,000 per ton in freo gold. This is the
richest discovery ever made in this field,
and miners are Uockiuu to tho place in
He Spoke A;aiiit Religion.
A sensation was created in the peace
congress by Sir Hugo DeBurgh Lawson,
who presided. In his address he startled
the audience by declaring that he as op
posed to prayer at the opening of tho con
gress, and proceeded to give his reasons,
causing much consternation among the
clergymen, and religious people present.
He said, raligiou teaches us to love our
enemies, but the first thing the parent
does is to place his oldest boy in the army,
where he is taught to run his enemies
through with the bayonet. His conclusion
was that either religion or its expounders
were false. It may be iemembere 1 that
Sir Lawson recently paid .L'lO.UH) as de
fendant in a breach of promise suit.
Faithful to His Strange- Vow.
A notable visitor at the Federal building.
St. Louis, the other day, was Col. A- B.
Norton, editor of the Xorthan lnt( ("(;:
r, published at Dallas, Ttx. Col. Nor
ton is a survivor of the o'd whig times.
During the Clay campaign the coIoloI
swore that if Clay was not elected ho would
not cut his hair again. Clay was defeated,
and Col. Norton has since kept his pledge.
He 16 now nearly 80 years of age. His bair
is white and silken and bangs over his
shoulders in long curly locks. His beard
is of tremendous growth. He carries a
huge cane with a half dollar imbedded in
the top bearing the inscription: "From
Henry Clay to Col. A. B. Norton."
A Wild Train la the Mountains Wrecked.
A bad wreck occurred in the Glorietta
mountains, near Lamy station, N. M. A
train consisting of twelve double-decked
I cars loaded with hogs, while descending
IM MUiua graae, Became unmanage
able and Hew do an the track at a fearful
rate of speed. Coniiiig to a curve, the en
fiiue Hew the track and tho whole train fol
loued. u'liu one car upon aiiother. Fire
inn D.ily was mangled aud torn tt liiec s.
A brakemau, name unknown, was muti
lated beyond recognition. Tho engineer
was fatally hurt. Several stockmen wre
badly injured, and nearly all the hogs were
A Tim Itnr l.
A vessel was observed to boon firo about
three miles from shore off Sixtieth street,
Chicago. he was one muss of flume, and
was made out to bo either a large barge or
an excursion steamer. A suiail boat was
seen to put oil fiom her, but the distance
was too great to see how many eople
there were in her.
It was afterward found th.t the vessel
wis the tug Molli) Spencer, of Port
Huron. Later the Western Stone Coui
pjuj's steam scow Two Henrys, went to
her assistance, aud it is reported, took off
eight people from the burning vessel. Tho
smoke was still rising in the clouds fiom
the wreck, ai.d it was supposd that the
Two Henrys had also taken fire, but this
was said afterwards to be not the case.
Ijiw-i of Uecency ioluteil.
Secretary Johnson, of tho Indiana state
board of charities, has pist returned from
a visit of inspection to the poor farm in
Pike county uud repoits tne worst mixing
of sexes in that institution thot bo ever
encountered. Each of the four rooms
contains from six to eight paupers of both
sexes, and representing all conditions of
mind. A man and wife occupy ouo bed,
two men occupy another, aud a feeble
minded girl is in a third iu the same room.
In auothor room one bed is occupied by a
crazy man. another by two women, and a
third by two men. This condition is
duplicated vcr nearly iu tho other two
World' Fair Site Selected.
The ordinance grautiug the uso of the
lake front as a patt of tho site of the
world's fair has been passed by the Chicago
citv council. Amendments requiring the
use of no less than 150 acres there, involv
ing tie filling iu of at least 100 acres of
the lake free of expense to tho city, were
adopted. Iu some quarters it is predicted
thut the amendment will prevent the uso
of the lake front and that the fair will bo
held entirely in Jackson park, six miles
from tho center of tho city.
Found Gold ill IH;i;iiif: a Cellar.
While two Swedes were excavating for a
buildiug in Concordia, Kan., the- came
upon some yellow pieces of metal, which
is taken to be cold. Tho find has created
groat excitement in the town and many de
clare that the gold is native. It is found
in a sandstone formation. Old miners arc
quite wild over it. Samples have been
sent away for analysis. Local experts
estimate it at sixteen carat fineness.
The Terrible Loss ol l.ilo in the Tioga Ex
plosion Mailu Certain.
It is now known beyond a doubt that
forty victims in the Tioga explosion Friday
night were blown into eternity. Tweuty
ouo corpses have been taken out up to 11
o'clock to day from tho hold of tho vessel.
The river will also be dragged for supposed
corpses. It is expected to find a number
of whito stevedores under some barrels yet
piled in corner of tho hold.
Will Not Kcsiiiiic.
Tho Park National bank, of Chicago,
which was closed by Examiuer Sturgis
four weeks ago, will not resume business.
The time for delay Jas requested by tho
directors, in order to gather sufficient
funds to resume business, has elapsed and
the comptroller, iu all probability, will ap
point a receiver to wind up tho bank's af
fairs. Nearly 2.0WO .Men-Strike.
Between I,'2(!0 and 2,000 iron workers
bavo refused to go to work iu the New Jer
sey Sleel uud Iron mills at Trenton, owned
by ox-Major Abram S. Hewitt, of New
York city, because of tho of the
firm to pay tho Amalgated Iron and Steel
Workers' nssocintiou scale of wages or to
receguize that labor organization.
French Again I-ncoutiter Natives.
Paris despatches from Senegal report
thnt tho French expedition to the upper
Nigar has had another encounter with the
natives, and several men werekilled. The
tribes last cncoucxcte-rwero well sunWnt-
witb i35-inSlainl skilled in their use; they
fought with obstiuato courage.
Rrocky Smith Respited.
Gov. Campbell has respited to Aug. 29
Brocky Smith, who was to hang on the
lt'.th for the murder of an old woman at
Cincinnati, in order that tho supreme
court may examine into tho merits of a
writ of error.
His Third Trip.
Bishop Alpheus W. Wilson, of the Meth
odist Episcopal church south, has started
from Baltimore on his third missionary
inspection trip around tho world. He
goes first to Canada, thence to Vancouver,
where he will sail for Japan.
Airs. Adare, of Rathdare, Ireland, and
Hill street, London, has refused $350,000
for her cattle ranch in western America.
Her late husband, who was a fine judge of
laud, always valued his purchase at $109,.
000. J
Object to Ileiug Docked.
Twelve hundred coal miners are out on a
strike at Sprlnghill collieries, the largest
in Nova Scotia. Everything is at a stand
still. The men object to tho system of
"docking" for short measure or stone.
Stanley not so Well.
Mr. Stanley is not quite 6o well to-day
and continues very weak. The queen has
telegraphed enquiring as to his condition.
The Si Ivor Hill Signed.
The president approved the silver bill
immediately upon its receipt at the white
The National Women's Relief corps
home for soldiers" mothers, wives and army
nurses, at Madison, Lake county, O., has
been delicated.
The national convention of the Ameri
can Flint Glass Workers' union, in session
at Baltimore, has elected William J. Smith,
of Pittsburg, president.
Severe thunder storms, with torrential
rains, have occurred in the southern and
middle counties of England, causing ex
tensive destruction of crops.
During a violent wind storm at Nor
walk, O., lightning 6truck Otto G'oldner's
house, killing three sons Willie, Freddie
and Otto who were sitting on a lounge.
Fire at Allegheny, Pa., destroyed the
Kress planing mill and the lumber yards
of A. H. Ewers, the Davidson company
and Lawrence Willey. Loss, 125,000.
Martin Houk, of Baltimore, shot his
young wife three times, and 6he cannot re
cover. The couple have been married but
five weeks. The cause was jealousy.
Martin has escaped.
The scheme whereby all the soda water
and beer appraratus interests in the United
States were to be amalgamated into a trust
and sold to English capitalists his fallen
Ilundreds of People Drowned In the Nu
merous Lake or Crushed by Falling
lluildiiigk The Most Appalling Calam
ity at Lake 1'eplii Itoll or the Dead
Co ur no of the Storm.
A few moments before 5 o'clock Sunday
afternoon the clouds, which had been
threatening a shower, began to collect over
the region of LakeMcCarron, two or threo
miles north of St. Paul, 60on taking on a
rotary motion and the terrible appearance
of a cyclone. Hundreds of citizens watched
tho clonus as they swept together and fol
lowed their course to the northwest, in
which direction niauy friends had gone to
spoud the day at some of the many littlo
lakes scattered over tho country. Anxiety
for the absent drew many down during tho
evening to learn the first possible particu
lars of what they surmised would be un
doultt dly a disastrous storm.
A you jg man drove in from Lake Cole
man soon afterward with tho information
that at least two persons were killed and
over 100 injured. He had been out there
with a young lady friend and having gone
after a buggy to drive homo on his re
turn to where she hod been standing he
found his companion seriously injured by
tho storm, which had suddenly came upon
them. Other reports followed thick and
fast, each beiug a little worse than the one
which preceded. To tho north and cast of
t e city there aro a great number of littlo
lakes, which are sought by multitudes
every Sunday and on tho shoros of these
many campers pass the hot summer
months. Lake Coleman is one of thesa
and the damage is very heavy. When the
storm struck the lake the boat-house was
lifted up bodily and overturned in the
water, and n boat loaded with persons given
similar treatment. Other buildings were
domohshed or badly wrecked. Passing
from the starting point the cyclone struck
Lako Joanna, Lake Gervais, Lake Vadenis,
Lako Canada aud passed on about four
miles east of Whito Bear lake.
Tho passougers on the St. Paul & Du
luth train, which lelt White Bear at 4:55,
were approaching Gladstouo when they
observed tho cv clone forming and watched
its motion with interest other than fear or
excitement. Not so with the engineer,
however. He saw the threatening aspect of
the sky and, with a Etartled look ahead to
see if all was clear, pulled out tho throttle
and the engine leaped forward. His judg
ment and quick action undoubtedly saved
the lives of the train load, for the twisting,
terrifying devastation crossed the tracks
scarcely more than a minute after the train
Tho Chicago express, on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul road, was struck by
the storm near lake Pepin. The passen
gers were greatly terrified, and a Bleeping
car porter jumped from tho car and was
The place where the oyclone Btruck the
ground and caused tho loss of life was on
the shore of Lake Gervais, where J. II.
Schurmier, of St. Paul, had a summer cot
tage and where Simon Good was also lo
cated. The funnel-shaped cloud swooped
down on them, demolished their dwellings
and a number of other buildings in the
same neighborhood. The cam) of Col.
Reliefer, of St. Paul, with a largo party,
was blown down, but tho party all escaped
injury. In tho wreck of the Schurmier and
Good houses, however, five were killed and
ten injured. The killed are:
MRS. J. II. SCni'RMIElt.
REV. M. F II AEFLKlt. of Brennan. Tea.
GEOHUC MILLER, of the First National
bank, St. Panl.
-l'KTE," Bcnurmier's driver, whose last name
was not known.
The bodies of Mrs. Schurmier, her son
and Mr. Phaefier have not yet been found.
Tho injured are:
J. H. Snii', scalp wounds.
CiiAiiLin Cood, seriously injured on scalp.
Mns. I'hai:i'I.i:r, shoulder broken.
Thomas lUnxvitn, not seriously.
Mrs. Gnouun Miller, injuries to ber
Miss Caukie, wounded on head and ahonl
ders. Claiir Hansf.n-, bruised hip.
Roy Goon, scalp wounds and injury to the
Mr. Gixter.
Minnie GrsTvs.
The most alarming news came from the
keeper of the boat-bouse at Lake Coleman.
This man says he let out during the after
noon at least fifteen boats. Nono of them
had less than two occupants and some
threo or four. Since the fearful storm
passed over the lako no traco of the boats
or unfottunate passengers has been found.
The cyclone 6truck Littlo Canada, a
population of 500, blowing down twelve
houses, killing three persons, and injuring
a score of others.
At North St. Paul the wind blew down
a furniture factory aud several dwellings,
two persons were killoJ by lightning. On
the Gervais road, four miles north of St.
Paul, the house of Nat Getzky containing
twelve petsons, was raised from its foun
dations, diopping on tho inmates who hud
taken refuge in the collar, and killing two
outright. The others aro so badly crushed
as to warrant the fear that their injuries
may prove fatal.
Those injured in the oyclone were as
comfortablo as possible with the excep
tion of Mrs. George J. Miller, whose huB
band was killed. The lady will probably
3ie from montal shock and injuries.
The Worst Feature of the Storm Found at
Lake Pepin.
The steamer Sea Wing left Red Wing,
Minn., Sunday afternoon with 150 passen
gers on Loan!, bound for Lake City, where
tho state encampment of the state militia
is in progress. At several small towns
along the shore of Lake Pepin enough
more people were token on board to make
about 350 when the boat reached its desti
nation. A barge was in tow which carried
100 of this number. Late in the afternoon
the party re-embarked for home and was
in tho middle of the lake off Lake City,
when a cyclone struck the Sea Wing. The
boat becama unmanagable at once. The
barge was cut loose, and after an hour
drifted to the shore with about twenty
people on board. The other 200 or more
were drowned. Sixty-two bodies have
been recovered up to 7 a. m.
Little Steamer Sea Wing Fights Bravely
not in Vain.
The storm which resulted in such Rreat
loss of life at Lake Pepin, opposite the
western end of the little town, was a
straight wind blowing at a teriffic rate of
speed, and it completely overpowered
the excursion steamer Sea King.
Lake Pepin is an expansion of the Missis
sippi, about thirty miles long and extends
east and west. The steamer was returning
from the camp of the Minnesota National
guard, with a party of Red Wing people
and rnnninc into the tpih of thn wiart.
The gale was too much for the steamer
and the boat was fast getting beyond con
trol. Capt. Wether tried to save the lives
of his passengers by running the
boat aground on the Wisconsin
shore. The boat was turned over and
quickly scores of people were struggling in
tho waves, from which many of them may
never be recovered. The vessel tried to
regain its richt position, but quickly was
seized once more and a second overturning
upset nearly all of those who still clung to.
the vessel.
A few reached shore, but most of them
closed their eyes under water never to see
the light agaiu. The search for bodies
wa9 begun at onca aud over sixty had been
taken out by daylight. The scene of the
disaster is across tin line from Lake City,
toward Red Wing, and as most of the vic
tims were from that city, tho coroner
was notified and fifty-eight todies taken
there this morning after first being viewed
by him at Lakeside.
When the wreck of the steamer occurred
it was lifted over against the barge. She
lay over on her ort side aud was broken
almost into kindling wood, although
enough of the framework remained to hold
it together and work on at 10:30.
Tho bodies of woman and child, to
which ropes bad been attached,
were drawn from She wator. The child
was a daughter of John Winters, of Red
Wing. Fred Sewers, a blacksmith, was
taken out a few minutes later. That
makes a total of sixty-five bodies already
found, or probably about half the total
number drowned.
One Hundred and Twenty-Five Were
Drowned at Lako 1'epln, aad Five Killed
at St. Paul.
It now appears certain that at least 125
lives were lost in the disaster at Lake Pepin.
About seventy bodies havo already been re
covered and it is thought at least fifty
more bodies aro fast in the wreck
at the bottom of the lake. The list of the
killed and injured at St. Pcul does not so
far differ materially from that already sent
out, viz: Five killed and a dozen in
jured. From early morning a patrol of row
boats was kept up all over the neighbor
hood of the wreck, looking for bodies.
Several were found in that way last night,
and a small boy was found floating and
yelling three miles from tho scene
of the disaster. Battery A, of St.
Paul, kept up a cannonading during
the day trying to raise the bodies,
but without success. The little steamer
tug Wauderer tried unsuccessfully to pull
the wreck apart, and then the Ethel
Howard came up the river and with the aid
of the Luella pulled apart tho frame of
what had been the steamer Sea Wing up
out of the water. The Luella then pulled
releasing three bodies, one woman and two
young men. Alice Palmor, of Trenton,
was one of these, but the two men bavo not
been identified. This makes a total of
sixty-eight bodies now found.
Karnes of Those Whose Lifeless Bodies
Wero Recovered from Lake Pepin.
The Minneapolis Journal's Red Wing
Special says:
The bodies of those drowned in Lake
Pepin Sunday night, to the number of
eighty-two, were brought to Rod Wing at
G o'clock this morning. The whole town
is in mourning. Immediately upon tha
arrival of the steamer the bodies were car
ried to the respective homes of tho de
ceased. Following is the list:
JOHN HKFFLER. wifo and two children.
reiEH GEVELET, wife and five children.
MRS. ULAKElt and two children.
MRS. HEMKOIIL1XG and Mine children.
MBS. SCUUELIiERG and daughter.
MRS. F. BHERF and daughter.
JOHN UAHKUH aud wife.
FRED SEIVEKS and danshter.
ADDIE WING and sistor.
H. BEDLTS and two children.
It is quite probable that there are fifty
or sixty people missing in addition to the
list of the identified dead. It is thought
all these are in the wreck which lies off the
point near Lake City. The undertaking
establishment at Rod Wing is crowded
with friends of the dead, and many ccses
of prostration have occurred. Business is
completely at a standstill. John Jerkin,
wife and five children, comprising an en
tire family, are among the dead. It is re
ported that "Rad" Mero was drowned, to
gether with his entire family. They went
down wrapped in each others' arms and
were picked up floating together. The
scenes at the morgue were simply in
describable. COURSE OF THE STORM.
It Hounded and Rebounded, Striking tho
Earth at Intervals, and Leaving Death
In Its Wake.
According to the testimony of thoBe who
witnessed the storm as it first gathered in
the vicinity of Snail Lake, several miles
northwest of Lake Gervais and about eigbt
miles from St. Paul, it first began its work
of destruction about three miles from the
Schurmeyer and Good cottages by demol
ishing a barn and several windmills. After
this it Beemed to bound into the air,
striking the earth again near the hamlet of
Little Canada, where the first serious dam
age was done. Again it skipped a space of
about a mile, and once again lowered to
the earth and resumed its work of destruc
tion, its fury culminating near the shore
of lake Gervais, where five deaths were
caused. Once again the storm seemed to
rebound into the air, only to regain the
earth half a mile further on, where the
ruins of the Gaetzke place and bruised
inmates were left to bear witness to its
power. Here its force seemed spent, and
as it proceeded eastward it seemed simply
ia the nature of a high wind, accompanied
by a thunder storm. Hail stones as large
as olives fell at White Bear lake. A num
ber of other cottages on the lakes were de
stroyed and several of the inmates were in
jured, but none fatally. Besides the
houses destroyed, a number of farms and
wind mills were blown down. No estimate
can be made yet of the amount
of damage done to property. All sorts of
rumors as to tha killed and injured are fly
ing around. A party of 220 seekers is
known to have been out in boats near Lit
tle Canada before the storm came up and
they are reported missing.
It is also reported that several boats left
the dock near the Schurmeyer residence
before the storm and not one had returned.
This report, however, lacks confirmation.
florrowing Soenon Among the Muurnei
A Day of Funeral at Red Wing Word
Inadequate To Describe the Prevalent
(ilooiu Trying To Fix the Blame.
The lake shore was made to reverberate
with the thunder of dynamite which was
(nought into requisition in the hope that
it would help in bringing some of the tin
recovered bodies to the suiface. Tho
country people, who drove in from all
directions, were again on hand, aud resi
dents of Lako City were also
there at an early hour watching
the workers. Tho military guard was kept
up all night at the beach. Tho smiling
sky iu no way reminded ouo of the great
horror that had come upon this whole sec
tion of tho state. Gcodhuo county, of
which Bed Wing is the county seat, reaches
to tho ed;;o of Lako City, and tho disaster
occurred iu tho limits of that county. This
fact, uud the residence of most of tho vic
tims at lied Wing, was what took tho
bodies to that city at once, tho coroner
there taking charge of and preparing them
for the inquest.
A Storm or Crimination and Accusation
FolIou.H the Disaster.
Another rumor that caused great indig
nation was that which accused tho captain
of ordering the cabiu door locked and
keepiug the peoplo inside. The captain
was blamed for penning tho people up
where death was sure to come. Miss Ag
gio Bartrou, of Lake City, who was ouo of
thosa who wire rescued from the
bargo when it drifted the
shore, 6ays all tho women
aud children were ordered iuto the cabin
from tho bargo. It would be the natural
thing for the captain to do this, as it was
intensely dark, and the raiu and hail that
wore falling mode it extremely disagreeable
to remain on tho barge at tho mercy of tho
elements. Ou tho other hand, the en
gineer told City Marshal Tim Foley
that the captain thought tho barge
safer than the steamor, and
sent tho order dotu to tho cabin for the
women and children to go on tho bargo.
Instead of carrying the order correctly the
man told them to stay in the cabin and
lock the door, which they did. Previous
to that, most of the women had left the
barge for the steamer, telling the engineer
that a party of men on tho barco were
drunk and had been acting in an objectiou
able mauntr and they would not stay there.
If these bo the facts ot not, it was cer
tain that tho doors were shut if not locked,
when tne rescuers reached the steamer aud
everything indicated that they had been
closed throughout tho gale. The entire
sobriety of tho engineer is questioned by
an old fisherman named Cook, who escaped
from the wreck. Tho engineer further
Bays that when tho steamer turned over
ho was ou t..o barge, from which
he stepped upon the upturnod keel,
and looked on all sides without discover
ing auy one, however.
Frank Way, of Trenton, 6ays he and
twenty-five or moro others clung to the
steamer's bottom after she turned over and
that he swam to a place of safety from
there, but his lady companion, MisB Mattio
Flyun, has not yet bceu recovered. Two
of bis sisters also went down and only one
body has been recovered.
The Town In Mourning and the Dread
Search Continued.
No words can desenbo the gloom of
these days following tho Pepin lake disas
ter. Mourning is in tho very air iu tho
little to ku of Red Wing, among whoso
lately happy people death ban dealt his
heaviest blows. From the best obtainable
facts, the figures now piaco tho number of
deaths from the wreck of tho Sea Wing at
about 130. This, however, cau only be
calicd an approximation for the list of
the excursion party is necessarily incom
plete. Only in the course of time
can the missing and unrecovered dead be
numbered. Down at Lake City, and up
along the shore for a considerable distanco
thero are still kept patrol parties ready to
take up tho bodies washed ashore. Other
parties are out in boats looking for the
dead that may be found floating. The
public buildings are draped in black.
Many merchants and private citizens a'so
display mourning emblems. Many women
saved from the wreck are yet suffering
from nervous prostration. Tho number of
bodies found up to this time is eighty
four. Funerals have been held right along dur
ing the day, ono of the mournful
processions passing along the
utreet eery few minutes. Business
houses were generally closed and in
mourning gurb while the whole place has
ba; an air of disconsolate
grief. Coroner Kyllo went down to
Lake City to view tho 6ceno
of the disastt r. Ho will hold inquest at
once on the body of E. A. Johnson, of Da
kota, who was to have been married Tues
day and whose betrothed was
!so one of thoss who pur
sue 1. It is stated that the prosecuting
attorney of Goodhue county avowed the
opinion that the disaster is subject not for
action by a coroner's jury, but should come
before the grand jury at once.
The City or Chicago Was in Great Danger
of a Cyclone ou Monday.
Tho signal service officials in Chicago
say that tho conditions for tho develop
ment of a cyclone were perfect on Monday,
and that it was probably only averted by
the peoximity of Lake Michigan. It was,
iu fact, the edge of the storm which
wrought such havoc in Minnesota
Sunday. Late Monday afternoon
the wind blew in Chicago at the rate of
about fifty miles per hour and rain came
down in sheets. One and three-tenths
inches fell in thirty-five minutes. Reports
from Joliet and other points near Chicago
are to the effect that growing corn was
leveled to the ground by the wind. Ad
vices from points in Illinois, Iowa and
Missouri say that the weather was very
hot, the thermometer marking from 03 to
109 degrees.
The German Emperor Trying to Harmon
ize X's and Z's With Spoken Language.
Edmund Yates, in his London cable to
the New York Tribune, says:
"The Emperor William has been study
ing Russian during the last year, in order
to be able to converse in the language dur
ing his visit to Peterhof next month, in
stead of hearing nothiag but French, as he
did in 1838, for neither the czar nor the
czarina speaks German well. The em
peror is to command his Russian regiment
of Viborg dragoons daring their maneu
vers at Tsarskee-Selo, so it is essential he
be able to make himself understood in the
language of the country."
Scjjar Beet Culture.
Reports from the sub-stations estab
lished in the spring b the state experiment
statiou for the purpose of determining tho
effect of tho varying conditions of soil and
climate on the growth of, ami the produc
tion of sugar in, the sugar beet are. in the
main, good. In mauy plac-s, especially
in the extreme western part of tbo state,
beets have suffered from hot weather and a
lack of rain, as a rule though they seem to
withstand these unfavorable conditions as
well as corn and bettor thau small grain.
From some points reports tell us that in
sect enemies havo beuu their ravages.
As tho best methods of cultivation with us
are to bo determined by experiment, tho
suggestion is made to those h iving small
ul at s that duriug the dry weather the
ground bo frequently (at least once a week)
hoed or stirred. Net only will this
method of procedure keep the crouml freo
from weedti, but will also aid tbo plant
to withstand the effects of dry
and hot weather. This last
effect is caused by breaking up tho little
canals or channels, formed in tho soil oy
the passago of tlo moisture from the
ground to the air, thus retarding the evap
oration of moisturo from the soil and per
mitting the free circulation of air through
out its upper layers. Both of which ac
tions have a general tendency to keep the
soil cool and moist. If possible, hoe one
half of tho plat evory week and the other
halt but once in two or even three weeks
and carefully note tho effects on the
growth. As thero aro several kinds of in
sects that attack tho beet, and as they have
already been reported as having begun
operations, it seems tho proper time to
begin to learn something of their appear
ance, habits and the best means of
meeting their advances. To this end
tho beets should bo watched very
carefully, from day to day and at different
times of the day aud even in the evening,
for any insect, buz or worm that seems to
have an intorest in thorn; search tho leaves,
pull up the beets uud search the roots and
the top layer of tho soil, and when any
marauder is found send it to the experi
ment station for study and identification.
Directions for sending such Rpecimons I
copy from bulletin XIV, oa "Insects In
jurious to Young Troes on Treo Claims,"
just issued. "Whenever possiblo insects
should be packed alive in somo tight tin
box the tighter tho better, as air holes
are not needed along with a supply
of their appropriate food sufficient to
last thorn on the journey; otherwise they
generally die on tho road and shrivel up.
Sond as full an account as possiblo of
the habits of the insects; what part of tho
plant it infests, timo of tho day wheu it is
most active, amount of damage done, etc.
Packages should be marked with the
name of the sender, and should bo ad
dressod to the entomologist of the agri
cultural experiment station, Lincoln, Neb."
It will aid very materially in forming
conclusions if all peoplo who bavo planted
seed this season will sond, from time to
time, reports of tho condition of their
beets to tho experiment station. Address
II. II. Nicholson,
Agricultural experiment station, Liucolu,
Crop Prospects Generally Good.
Crop prospects aro much improvod by
the late rains. No general ram has yet
fallen, but good showers have visiti d many
sections of tho state and iu thoso localities
evorything has brighteued up. A promi
nent farmer from Pawnee county said that
in many places in that county corn would
not be over half a crop, while in othois
where rain had fallen tho corn never looked
Nubltins ol News.
Herron is to havo a system of water
Nance county old settlers are perfecting
an organization.
A new city hall is in course of construc
tion nt Tecnnisch.
Hastings paid $10,500 for eight miles
ot sewer pipe, delivery to commeuco
Aug. 1.
The Dodgo county assessors have found
5,207 acres of land in tho county that havo
heretofore dodged the asscsnors.
The Burlington & Missouri company is
going to build a spur from Crawford to
Fort Robinson, a distanco of three miles.
A census enumerator puts the indebt
edness of Custer county at $:t,u00,000, on
which there is $450,000 annual interest
Petitions are being circulated in Mad
ison county asking to have tho county's
business transacted by a board of commis
sioners instead of by a board of supervis
ors. The school districts of York county
have shown that the people have big hearts
in thorn, says tho York RrpubliniH. They
will contribute enough to rebuild the Brad
shaw school house.
Alii the wounded of tin Bradshaw tor
nado have recovered exc?pt Jhotwo Brum
sey women and an old lady Named Miller.
Better buildings ate beiiijr erected than
those destroyed by tho cyclone.
Louis Geilmann, a G-year-old boy liv
ing nt Berlin, was kicked by a horse and
the physicians removed three square inches
of tha skull. The bones wero taken from
the forehead and the boy is in a fair way
to recover.
It is reported that the cattle on the
ranges are iu better condition this year
than they have been for a number of years.
The market is better than it has been for
some time. The result will be a prosper
ous soason for the Btockmen.
The body of Thomas II. Ferris, of Ge
neva, was found floatiog in tho river at
i aiuwauaee. as wax a inouiucr ui hid uni
formed rank K.of P., and had been attend
ing the convention. It is supposed ho
lost his way and walked off the dock into
the water.
E. F. Graham, a student in the normal
school at Fremont, was arrested on the
charge of being a wholesale "green goods"
merchant. Graham has been sending out
circulars for some time advertising stuff,
which, it is supposed, bo obtained in New
York. Finally the officers obtained a clue
to the fraudulent business which led to
the young man's arrest. A large amount
of counterfeit bills was found in his poses
sion. He will be taken to Omaha for ex
amination before the United States
Crawford has let tho contract for a
new brick school-houso to cost $17,500.
Mrs. Henry Gf.roen, living near
North Bend, made a futile attempt at self
destruction by taking about three grains
of strychnine. She had several spasms be
fore relief could be afforded, although a
doctor was summoned as Boon as it was
discovered that she had taken poison.
The cause assigned for the deed is jealousy,
although it is quite probable her mind is
Holdredoe is to have a $25,000 hotel.
The trap and trigger sports of Orleans
have organized a gun club.
The farmers of Cheyenne county have
organized a vigilance committee to look
after hone thieves.
Columbus Slate Bank
(Oldest Stat.. Rank in the State.)
Omaha, Chicago, New York, ami ail Foreign
And Helps Its Customers when they Need Helfw .
O. W. nULST. VIce-lTrsiilent.
JOHN 8TAUFFKR. ashler.
AiithoriztMl C;i nihil or$i0O,0)O
ril in Capital - 1U),(H)0
0. II. SHELDON. Prm't.
H. p. ii. on i, men. vi.-.. Pre.
C. A. NKWM VN. Cihi.r.
C. II. Sheldon. .1. 1. Ifesrker.
ll'-rnian I ll.Oehlrich, Carl Itl.-nki.. V..I.-li, W. A. M.-AllistiT.
J. Ilnrv Wurdomaa, II. M. Wiimlow,
;i.-orKi W. Oalloy. H- C. Ony.
Frank Rorvr, Arnold F. II. Ot-hlrich.
f?THankof ib'ponit; intrtt allowed on tim
il"oMitH; buy nml wll I'xchanRoon United Statttt
tiuil Euro, nnd buy mid m-II nvnilublrKoenritien.
Wuhliull bo plciwd torit-eivo jour buniw-HS. Wu
Milicit your patroungo. 'Jn1m;97
Or . W. KIRI.KK,
Travellnc Nlrinua.
BfcTheHo orient aro finst-cla-ii iu every par
ricular, and so Kuarnntced.
rro ATiT
U. P. Depot, Columbus.
1ST Repairing of ollki,.ilzof ";.."..,
ttery Good;.
t-tf lOLCMUUB.NEltttASn.A.
UUlTLlfiiUaUiiiJ. JjAili
bwswswswswswswswswswswsBbwswswswswHswswswIw sTST