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OMAHA j DAILY BEE.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , SATURDAY MORNING , JULY 8 , 1893. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
Widespread Havoc Wrought by the-Elements
Among Quiet Country Hamlets.
IOWA SWEPT'BY AN AWFUL CYCLONE
Hundreds of Slain Lie in fho Path of the
POMEROY BLOTTED OFF THE EARTH
Many Other Villages Visited by the Monster
of the Air.
BUILDINGS TURNED INTO HEAPS OF RUINS
Impossible as Yet to Estimate the Property
RESCUERS AT WORK AMONG THE DEBRIS
rrlclitfitl Scone * Witnessed by the People
Who Itiifthcil to the Knllof of the
Strlcknu OIICA UctnlU of the
Sionx CITT , Ia..Tuly 7. [ Special Telegram
to TUB Bnc. ] A tremendous electric , wind
and ram storm cwcjit cast from hero last
night over Cherokee , Bucna Vista , Pocahon
tas and Calhoun counties , doing great
damage over a wide scope of territory and
within a narrow track destroying every
thing in its way. The storm
formed to the northeast of Sioux
City and was visible hero , although
its destructive character was not
learned till late last night. The line of
greatest violence coincides roughly with the
Illinois Central line cast. The reiwrts slfow
great destruction , beginning near Quimby ,
Cherokee county , and passing thence cast-
wardly and southeastwardly through
Alta , Storm Lake , Newell , Fonda and
Pomcroy. At Pomcroy the destruction
is reported to bo complete. The town of a
few hundred Inhabitants is wiped out. All
the wires are down and it is impossible
got detailed reports from Pomoroy and re
ports from a wfilo scope of country must
comb In slowly , but passengers and trainmen
on the Illinois Central arriving this morning
report a scene of terrible havoc at Pomcroy.
There are heard estimates of over 100 killed
and many moro injured. Thirty-seven doad'
bodies have been recovered at Pomcroy and
many more are burled in the ruins.
At 10 o'clock a special train left hero for
Pomoroy with six Sioux City physicians and
a party of ladies to help care for the injured.
I'omeroy Swept fiont the ISiirth.
So far as heard from , the calamity took its'
most frightful form at the village of Pomc
roy , a town of about 100 population. Kcports
have been received that the entire town , ex
cept thirty houses , was swept from the
earth , 100 people killed and 200 Injured ,
many of whom will die. As soon as the news
of the disaster was learned special trains
with physicians and nurses were sent from
hero and Fort Dodge7and every able bodied
man In the vicinity lent n helping hand to
the wounded and dying. The wounded were
found lying all about the streets beseeching 0J
It was several hours before the condition
of affairs was known. The town was In total
darkness and the streets were filled with
-V the wrecks of homes and business houses.
The scenes were appalling , as men with lan
terns went about In the debris' In some in
stances entire families had been wiped out
and their mangled remains wci'o ' found in
the ruins of their homes.
Awful Task of the Ilesuiinrn.
The work of rescue was slow , and the
train loads bf helpers made little headway.
The south half of the town wis razed. The
church just outside the track of the storm
\ was turned Into a hospital. Hero the sur
geons worked by the aid of lanterns and
lamps. Those with broken bones were
stretched upon the pews , whllo tticsc less
severely Injured were compelled to Ho on the
lloor to await their turns. The dead were
laid out upon the ground In a vacant lot at
the oil fro of thu devastated district. Through :
the aisles botwcon the bodies the surviv -
ors passed looking for lost ones ,
At the approach of the storm the heavens
took on a greenish tint , followed by darkness
and what appeared to bo a column of omoko .
Many sought shelter In collari and others
mounted hoises to lice from the path of do '
The relief party worked under the dlrcc ! -
tions of Vlco President Hnrrahan of the 111 CH ! -
nols Central railroad , who , with a party Hof
ofllcials , narrowly escaped the eyclonorcach -
Ing hero a few minutes after it passed.
The tornado passed west and south of thi
place , demolishing buildings and groves ud
killing and injuring many persons.
The buildings of the following persons
were domollsliod : GiwgoSanborn , barn , one-
half mile south of town , 'Mrs. William tr -
shall tenant ; house and barn where im
lolwilcr resided ; Amos II , Garton , house
and barn ; Harvey Kuton , barn ; Samuel
Hcarson , house aud barn , and a school 1
The course of the storm was a little south-
cant and was preceded by an cast wind
aud klow moving clouds frolng westward
, while the upper strata of clouds and the
storm Itself came from the northwest. It
was attended by a heavy full of rain , some
hall and an unusual electrical disturbance ,
Mrs , Hcrsham , south of this place , was in
the throes of confinement at the time and
was blowu away.
It Is reported that four of the Burgess
family near Aurclla were killed. It is beret -
llovcd that several houses wrecked are yet
unheard from. To. show the velocity of the
wind , an iron cylinder In a threshing ma-
eblno was torn out and carried twenty rods.
G'ouroo of the btorin.
I.y.MAii3 , la. , July 7. Advices from the
Itoriu stricken district east of hero confirm
the reports already went by the Associated
press from Fonda aud elsewhoreT At Pome-
fey the bodies recovered up to 7 o'clock num
bered thirty-five , and over 100 arc
known to bo injured. Coftlns and help
have been ordered from Cherokee and
towns west , The storm started In
} UO * outh part ot Cberofcoa county , croied
the Onawa branch of the Illinois Central at
Quimby. where several were Injured and two
or th''co killed. From Quimby It passed
through the country region until it struck
the main line at Pomeroy. Crops and , farm
houses were swept away along the course.
The Sioux valley has becnunfortunatcbelng
swept nearly every year by Hood , cyclone or
hard storm. Last night's cyclone was the
worst of the lot.
AWFUL , SCiNIS : U'lTNUSSttD.
Wlint I ho Handier * Mv In the 1'nth ot Iho
FOHT UODOE , la. , July 7. There are seventy-
four people killed , at least five moro to dlo
and over 100 injured as a result of thocyclono
that started at Quimby , south of Cherokee ,
and ended with awful results at Pomeroy
At Pomeroy forty-two are known to bo
dead and nearly 100 injured. Five blocks of
residences have bccu completely wiped off
the face of the earth not moro than kindling
wood being loft of them and 200 families
arc homeless , many having lost their all.
The business blocks were badly damaged ,
and the new postofilce block and adrue store
completely wrecked , and seven churches , all
there were , wiped out of existence.
The pecuniary loss In Pomcroy will reach
fully SfiO.OOO. All is chaos there yet. The
residents are in a dazed condition and corre
spondents found it very diftlcult to obtain
names and particulars. An immense amount
of damage lias been done to crops and the
path of the storm is strewn with dead
horses , cows , pica and chickens. In every
direction one can look there is nothing but
wreck and ruin.
Awful Scenes Wltnc-Mcd.
Immediately following the storm the cries
and moans of the Injured and dying were
heard and the willing ones who went to
work to relieve the injured and remove the
dead met with sights that were awful to
People were found with a limb and an arm
torn off , terrible wounds on their bodies and
faces and some with their brains oozing out.
Many of the dead were terribly disfigured
The old postofllco building was turned into
a morgue and at one time contained twenty-
six bodies. The Injured were taken to the
Good Templars hall and two hotels , which
were converted Into hospitals.
The wires being nil down.immediately
after the storm Ed Mastcrson mounted n
horse and started for Manson , seven miles
cast , for help , but was stopi > cd by a wash
out of a bridge. Ho crossed at a great risk
after a long delay. A special train bearing
onicials of 'the Illinois Central came along
and ho flagged it and related the story of the
dreadful disaster. The train was backed to
Manson and wired word to Fort Dodge and
proceeded with help -Pomeroy. .
A special train with physicians and other
help taft this city at 'J:30 : , and soon the work
of relief was in progress. Another special
left this city with nurses , bedding , food and
cofllns this morning. The work of burying
the dead was commenced this afternoon , no
less than twenty men being engaged in dig
ging graves. Headquarters were established
in the Pomeroy State bank , whcro food , sub
scriptions , clothing , bedding and nil offer
ings of aid are beingrcceived with gratitude.
Almost Complete I.Ut of Dciul.
It is impossible to obtain a full list of the
injured , but an almost complete list of dead
Is as follows :
MKS. HESSIK HANKS.
ANDREW J. Wf UCINSON.
JOHN ANDKRSON AND WIPE.
MR. AND MUS. Sll/AS HUSTON.
MR. AM ) MRS. NRIMNQ AND SON. .
MRS. KUANK JOHNSON.
MR. AND MRS. ARNOLD.
MRS. MARIE ADAMS.
MRS HARLANI ) of Maine , visiting her
daughter , Mrs. Lovojoy.
MRS. I' . R.JORGE. '
RANKER E. O. DAVIS.
MISS OLLIE LUNDOREN.
MISS KATIE DAVY.
MRS. O'RRIEN AND CHILD.
MRS. H. O. HAW1.0WE.
TWO CHILDREN OF JOHN HECKLEY.
Three miles cast of Pomoroy , the follow
J. P. LUNDOREN.
MR. HOWLET AND WIFE.
A short distance further on the following
dead were found :
MIPS TILLIE JOHNSON.
RUOUF.lt HLAOK. 18 years old.
OEORUE HLAOK , 7 years old.
DKLLA HLAOK , 11 years old.
RICHARD ( JEOROE.
MllS. QUIXI.AN AND IIAIIV , AND
Miss AU.IB MAXWELL were probably
Fomhi'H lnith : I.m.
Five miles southwest of Fonda flvo were
MRS. MORTON ANDTHREE CHILDREN.
Two wfiro killed near Quimby :
About live miles south of Aurolla were the
following fatalities ;
SAMUEL HURC'H , WIl'C AND THREE
| JOHN JOHNSON.
TILLIE AND LELIA SLATTERY. ,
; A.SWEDESF.RYANT , NAME UNKNOWN.
Southwest of Storm Luke Hvo were
JACOH GRETTER AND CHILD.
MAN NAMED HOTMAN AND TWO UN
Five miles south of Newell a family of
three were Killed , names unknown ,
MIIMJ- Homes Aiinlhlhituil ,
Many remarkable occurrences are related ,
A 1-year-old baby was found in the outskirts
of the ruined district entirely divested of
clothing and yet not Injured ,
Mullen and family ana five neighbors were
saved by going into a cyclone cave. Their
homes were entirely annihilated. Many
of the dead were found long distances froii
their homes and several Mamllng houses
have boards driven into them by the force of
the storm. The trees la the path of the
storm aro. completely stripped of bark am :
pieces of furniture are scattered prom
Pomcroy is situated nearly on the line be
twccii Calhoun and Pocahontas counties liem
was a thriving little cityof 1,000Inhabitants
Iowa has ntivcr before been visited by suet
a terrible calamity an that which swcp
dowu upon Pomcroy and vicinity last night
The storm came just as families were gatu
ering at supper. Dark and foreboding clouds
were suen gathering in the northwest. In
lcs thaa flvo minutes after first iccn tbo
furious storm had struck Pomcroy with the
result told above.
Tonight the sc r.o around Pomcroy is
Heartrending. In the old postoftico building ,
which was converted Into n morgue , the
dead are gathered , aud friends arc coming
tomi identify them. The scene Is beyond the
most graphic pen to describe. Some bodies
are literally torn in two , others with pieces
of boards thrust through them , heads
smashed j , limbs torn off , and some so badly
disfigured that they can only bo recognized
by their clothing or some trinket they
might have carried ,
The wounded are being well care.I for in
the hospitals , and those who are fortunate
enough to have their honfcs spared have
opened | them wldo to the injured , and all
that careful nursing and the best of medical
assistance can do is bc'.ntr done for them ,
The property destroyed will amount to
$0lll .000. Five residence blocks are wiped
entirely off the face of the earth , not as
much as a shanty being loft on the ground
to toll the story. The business portion docs
not suffer so seriously , yet the damage done
there will amount well iipjn the thousands
noii-s ox TIII : < ; IU > UM > .
( liVprnor'n I'roclniniitlon Kiplnlnlnc ; the llx-
lent of the Dlinnter mid Il iiiui tliiK Molp ,
Dns Moisns , July 7. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. ] In response to a telegram from
I'omeroy stating that thirty-seven deaths
iiad been caused by a cyclotio passing through
the city last night , Governor Boles loft In
person this afternoon for the scene of
destruction. A considerable number of
other persons , principally press representa
tives , also went to the devastated section ,
Hellef for the stricken people will bo sent
from hero at once. '
It seems impossible to get n complete list
of the killed and wounded. It Is estimated
that at least lllty people are killed and 150
injured ut Pomcroy. News of the storm in
the country Is very meager. There were
people Killed near Fonda , Storm Lake and
The following Is a partial list of the killed
at Pomcroy :
MRS. MARIA ADAMS.
MRS , L1.R. GEORGE.
W. ARNOLD AND WIFE.
MRS. MK'HAELQUINLAN AND BABY.
J. P. LUNDGREN.
MISS OLL1E LUNDGREN.
MRS. TILLIE JOHNSON.
LEN * K1EFER.
MRS. OUS DAIILGREN.
MR. 1IUI.ETT AND WIFE.
MR. NETTING AND WIFE.
MRS. D. L. 0-HRIEN AND HAUY" .
HOY NAMED MUDOE.
MRS. H. J. IIARLOWE.
A great many of the injured will dlo.
This proclamation was issued by the gov
ernor tonight :
Much Aid Itr < ] lllreil.
POMEHOV , la. , July 7. To the Pconlo of
Iowa : From a personal examination of the
ruin wrought by the storm ot last evening , 1
find forty-two are already dead and upwards
of 100 seriously Injured In this town , which
hud a population of 1,000 souls. A great bulk
of thu rcsldenco portion of the town Is com
pletely destroyed and hundreds , of families
ure homeless and destitute. In at least ono
town west of hero eight or ten are said to have
been killed and many Injured. Necessity fcr
aid Is Imperative. The good people In towns
adjacent to Pomeroy lmvo supplied Immediate
wants for board and clothing , but It is Im
possible fur them to supply all they will need
In the future' Money , however , U the great
necessity of the hour. Wo must not only help
these peoulo to live , but wo must aid them to
rebuild their destroyed homes.
I'crmltmo ' to recommend that In every city
and town of the state immediate sions bo
Instituted by the "mayors und municipal
olllccrs to orgunlr.0 relief committees and
promptly proceed to collect and forward aid :
this may bo directed to the relief committee
of Pomeroy , which will bo organized during
the day and will consist of thoroughly re
sponsible pors-ons of this , and other towns , so
that aid will bo fairly and ecpultably distrib
uted to all who are in want.
Citizens of Iowa , It IH not exaggeration for
no to say that no more deserving appeal was
ivcr ii.ado to you for aid. Ho Mire that you
are both prompt and liberal.
HOIIACI : HOIIP , Governor of Iowa.
Fllli.UCS OI ? TUB OVCI.ONE.
loiisoi Twisted to riccos nml Scattered
Over Miles of Ground.
Sioux CITV , July 7. [ Special Telegram to
Tni ! BEI : . ] The storm , which first struck
ivlth destructive violence last evening In
the neighborhood of Quimby in the Little
5ioux valley in Chcrouco county and swept
thence nearly duo cast through the
counties of Cherokee , Bucna Vista
and Pocahontas , gathercdi about
o'clock over a wide .area
to the west of Quimby. Late in the after
noon many in Sioux City watched with ap
prehension the ominous clouds. There were
iltcrnating currents hero of cold air and
suffocating heat and whllo the northern sky
was black with threatening ciouds it was
blue to the south , Occasionally there were
dashes of rain and violent electrical dis
turbances. Hoports show similar conditions
nt the same time oycr wcstof Woodbury and
The signal service officer at this station
explains that the general storm dev < -'loped
a tornado which , at B o'clock , appeared near
Quimby , in Cherokee comity , the next
county to the cast , and passed on , doing its
work of complete destruction in u com
paratively narrow path , and finally wiping
out the town of Pomcroy , seventy-live
Violence of the Storm.
But outside of the path of the tornado
the storm broke with destructive force over
a wldo area on each side of the central line
In Cherokee county fourteen deaths are
reported , but thu names of all tie ) victims
cannot bo secured , Those known uro :
MRS. LESTER ,
FIVE MEM HERS OF HURGESS FAMILY.
M , JOHNSON AND WIFE.
DAUGHTER AND SON OF SLATER
The only membnr of the Burgc.ss family
living is an Imbecile daughter. Flvo colllns
were taken from Cherokee this morning to
bury the Burg.ess family.
Mrs. John Underbill of Cherokee was
visiting in the country in company with Mrs.
Mollncux at the tlmo the latter was killed.
Near Plot Grove in Cherokee county trees
were uprooted and some of the trunks were
broken to splinters , In n pasture near roy
the Hying limbs struck a drove of hogs ,
killing nearly all of them , Splinters from
the grove of trees were driven deep into the
At Holstcln , n little to the south In Ida
county , hall stones weighing from one to J
three pounds broke through the windows ,
shingles and tin roofs. The country was
covered with hail six miles wide aud from
west of Uol telu-to east of Sao City , thirty
miles , and crops and fruit are badly dam
aged. There is a report that eight persons
were killed In the country south of Aurclla ,
but it cannot bo confirmed , , although the
track of * ho tornado crossed that section
and houses were blown to pieces.
Frcnks of the Cyclone- .
A school houso-was scattered over about
forty acres of ground anil no two boards
were found together. The pump was pulled
from the well and about thirty-live feet of
lead plpo was iwlstod Into a cork
screw. The remains of Jacob Brcecher
and his 5-year-old child , who were instantly
killed a little south of Storm Lake , were
brought to Storm Lake this afternoon. Mrs.
Thomas Wall , who was hurt at the same
place , Is not expected to live. Her back ,
collar bone and a number of ribs are broken ,
Her 10-year-old daughter had an arm broken.
Charles Tot man is still alive , but cannot
Hvo lomr. Bernard Johanncsscn Is alive ,
but is not expected to live. Ho was thrown
against a tree and has sustained internal in-
juries. Edwin Weld had n leg broken ami
his shoulder Jammed. W. H. Clemens had
an arm shattered. His wlfo is still uncon
scious from the effects of n blow on the back
of her head. James Slado is reported beyond -
Alnwoil Smith Hnlr n Mlle AVIdo.
The storm mowed n swath half a mile wide
through the farms south 6f Newell. Every
thing In its path was destroyed , buildings
demolished and stock killed. John Slclgman ,
a farmer living live miles southeast , had his
dwelling blown down , seriously injuring live
children , two of whom cannot recover.
These arc samples 6f reports which are
now beginning to come in from many
directions from the storm stricken
area , but most of the reports lack
authentic details. Wires are down in
every direction so that communication Is Im
possible except from a few main points.
Trains comine In on the Illinois Central
line this morning encountered trees and ml
kinds of dobrls blown across the track , al
though the greatest'vlolcnco of the storm
lay to the south. But the evidence Indicates
Immense and widespread destruction outside
ol Pomeroy and Fonda , although it was
Full reports from the remaining : districts
cannot get in before tomorrow. A second
train left hero this afternoon with moro
physicians and nurses.for Pomeroy. Citizens
arc preparing for reliqf work and generous
subscription offerings , wjll be made hero at
Dead mill Mutllntptl Victims fill the Filth
of the Tornmlo.
, POMCKOT , la. , July 7. [ Special Telegram
to THE BUC. ] It is difllcult to get , oven from
spectators of the awful work of the storm ,
an accurate account of it. Seine describe it
as a straight wind aud ethers speak of
whirling clouds , characteristic of a true
tornado. The most complete destruction
was wrought in a narrow width along an
almost straight line.in many places no more
than half a t'nilo wide. Beyond this narrow
path the storm raged with great violence
over a wide scope of country bi t within the
central path everything is cut down as grass
byascytho. ' \
The win4 cut straight across Storm lake ,
and where It emerged shaved through a
forest of trees , leaving .nothing but the
stumps. Its ; course thence was east along
the side of the Illinois Central track and to
the south of It. Everything la Its way is
simply blown from the face of the 'earth.
Corn and all crops arc riddled to shreds , and
fences , orchards , trees and farm buildings
are swept clean from the ground.
Where the \Vlml Divided.
Several miles west of this place the wind
seemed to have divided , for there another
narrow path of complete destruction begins
and follows straight cast on the north side
of the railroad track. But Just oJtsidoof
the town the forces of the wind Joined ana
rushtngonward , overthrow buildings and all
movable things In ono mighty effort.
One hundred and lltty buildings in Pomo-
roy are now merely scattered ruins ana
their inhabitants buried beneath them.
Those who sought to escape in the streets
only encountered greater danger , for the
very air was filled with flying timbers and 1
Ono body , that of a boy , was found with a
long 1 sliver of a board driven clear through |
It ' , striking the neck aud t.Ho point project
ing from the hip.
With over 800 persons killed or moro or
less maimed out of n population of less than
1,000 , this morning broke on a scone of con
fusion and helplessness. The terror-striken
survivors had worked all night but their
numbers and strength were utterly inade
Ilollcvlnc the Surferer * .
A train from Sioux City arrived soon after
noon with ten physicians and a largo number
of persons from towns along the line. The
relief work was then organized. The rail
road ofliclals gave every assistance in their
power , ordering in ci'jws of men and run
ning special trains. Tlioso trains brought in
largo numbers who went to work with a
will. Later a train from Fort Dodiro brought
provisions ana a largo force of holpars. The
physicians soon after noon had olfccted an
organization , with Dr. ilornlbrooko of Chor-
okco as chief and Dr. Couulff of Sioux City
The morgue is an old building , first used
as a store room and la t as a billiard hall.
Thither the mangled bpi'ies wore brought ,
aud as undertakers urt ived w.oro cared for
as best as could be under the circumstances. >
The lire t hospital wps established in the
national bank buildiiu ? and all its three
floors occupied. The Independent Order of
Odd Fellows hall was also used for another
hospital , together will ) part ot the old hotel. !
Besides those , prlvutp houses , which were
loft standing , were opened to the Injured , and
many there found shelter and care.
Seven Churches Destroyed.
The seven churches of the town are de
stroyed ; some so utterly swept away and
llicir ruins commingled us to bo buyoml
possible idcntitlcatlonJ Hero the rush of the
storm was sudden andii s violence indescrib
able , Great banks Of dense black clouds
stood up in ttio west , angry and confused ,
and then the blow foil , Thodobrls inmates
a whirling motion , for timbers and trees Ho
in ono direction hero and In the opposite
direction thero. Whatever may have been
the character of the storm to the west , It
hero developed Into a genuine tornado , and
It seems as If some moro powerful agent
than wind muRtJiuvo produced some , of the :
effects. Timbers , scantling and oven fence
posts were driven hko nulls through he
sides of buildings and oven through ck
In many cases persons and domestic :
animals were blowu through moro than none
building and fearfully inMmod , while some
who went through nearly the same ex
perience miraculously escaped , com pa rat ivoly
unhurt. All who succeeded Ju' reaching
storm caves were saved. Somoof the well
attested freaks of the wind are almost in-
[ CONTINUED ON SECOND I'AQB. |
SILVER HEN ON THE ALERT
Proposed Chicago Congress Likolv to Bo
Adjourned to Washington ,
WILL FORCE CRISP TO EXPLAIN HIS PLANS
Silver Republicans nf ttio A Vest Miy : Com-
blna with Dciiiocrntii ofSlmllnr Flimn-
olnl Views mid Detent Ilotli Old
I'arty Cmiciu Nominee * .
WASHINGTON Bimr.AU OP Tun HUE , )
Ola Foi'iirnns'iii SritnET
! T'f '
The proposed silver conference ) called to
meet at Chicago on August t , will probably
bo adjourned to Washington Instead. The
purpose of the chnmro is to force some un
derstanding j ( with Speaker Crisp that the
silver . men shall not ) io forced to the wall in
the organization of tlio committees. Other
wise they will do extcnslvo missionary work
among the western and southern democrats
for the purpose of defeating Crisp for the
caucus nomination. In the event of a failure
on this point an attempt will bo made to se
euro the co-operation of the silver repubh-
cans of the west and defeat the caucus
nominees of both the old parties by the elec
tion of an independent silver candidate.
That is the program If certain assurances
are not given by Mr. Crisp tli'at tlm silver
interests uro to haven fair show in the com
mittees and on the floor ,
An earnest effort has been made to find
out whether or not Mr. Bland is to bo
deposed as chairman of the colnatro eoninil- ,
tee In fie event of Speaker Crisp's re-elec
tion. That this would cause a tremendous
amount of indignation among the silver men
is conceded and it has been proposed to put
Mr. Bland at the head of some other im
portant committee and second place on the
committee of which ho was the head in the
Aifgrcstlvo Silver Men.
Silver men hero laugh at any such com
promise and prefer a light at the beginning
rather than after the gold bugs have been
allowed to fortify themselves. Another
devious why to get around the Bland problem
is to have a currency bill prepared which
will contain a provision repealing the Sher
man act unconditionally. A currency Gill
would necessarily po to the banking and cur
rency committee , which could bo made up in
opposition to silver , will. Michael D. Hartcr
of Ohio as chairman. This course would
make the chairmanship of the coinage com
mittee of no particular importance so far as
the silver light is concerned.
The most exciting debates in the house
during the last congress were between liar-
tor and Bland and it would bo as much of an
Indignity 1 : to the silver interests to put the
silver issue in Hat-tor's hands as it would
be to drag Bland from the head of the
coinairo committee. It would bo of great
assistance to the silver men now here if
some of the national loaders like Bland
would como to Washington anil confer with
the new members who are already beginn
ing i to arrive and who have already begun to
feel the seductions of federal patronage.
iviision lur < > iiu Appointments.
Commissioner of pensions today appointed
tho- following physicians to comuoso the
board of examining surgeons for the pension
bureau : '
At Osceola , Neb. , DM. S. Ij. Landis , E. J.
Lawrelico 'and AV. H. Bolb'augh.
Sidney , Nob. , ' Drs. S. 13. Ambler , S. Q.
Defreoce and S. C. Patton.
Crnston , la , . H. M. Norton , C. Schofferto
and J. D. Reynolds.
DCS Moines , la. . J. n. Hatton , William
Van Warden and U. N. Chapman.
Fort Dodge. la. . C. H. Churchill , T. P.
Grayson and O. M. Whicklcr.
Davenport , la. , H. W. Will and H. L.
Boden. P. S. II.
Olllclula of the Troi : ury Dup-.irtmont I'ro-
for the ICxtrn Session.
WASIIISOTOX , July 7. The Evening Star
has this : "While members of congress and
leaders in financial matters are discussing
the various plans by which the present sit
uation can be relieved the oflk'lais of the
Treasury department are quietly preparing
statistics and histories of llnancial tranriac-
tions for the benefit of .tho administration to
guide it in its own views on this vital sub
ject. In many of the bureaus the chiefs are
devoting their spare time to the collection
of this information , so that it may be in the
hands of the president and Secretary
Carlisle at the earliest possible moment.
"Several plans have been suggested to
Secretary Carlisle"and ho has them under
consideration. Among thorn is ono which
will create considerable of n stir In financial
circles , as It contemplates an entire change
in the money system of the United States.
In short , the plan is to pass a specie resump
tion act , redeeming all of the various kinds
of money now used In this country , and is
suing instead a United States treasury note
whoso value shall always bo Jlxcd.
"Thero are at present nine different forms
of money In circulation. These are gold
coin , standard sih or dollars , subsidiary sil
ver ; cold certificates , treas iry notes of the
act of .Inly H , 1600 , United States treasury
notes , currency certificates and national
"Tho fact of the wldo difference between
the value of gold and silver coins , while they
are theoretically of a parity , is ono of the
causes which suggested the plan proposed.
The plan under consideration is to redeem
all the present paper currency. Just as the
fractional currency was by the Sherman net
of 18T.r , and instead issue what shall bo
known as the United States treasury note. '
It shall b.o redeemed in 'coin,1 ' but in the act
the definition of this word is to bo plainly
stated. The Bank of Franco has a law in
which notes arc redeemed partly in gold and
partially In silver , and such a method has.
been suggested for this country.
"In connection with tills the advisability
of passing n bill authorizing an issue of notes ,
redeemable In silver at once , has been talked
WII.I. NOT U'lTllllKAW/THK TKOOI'S.
Hogiiliirs tVlll Still Hit ICfpt In Indian Tcr-
rltory WiiHlihieton Noloi ,
WASHINGTON1 , July 7. General Schollcld
today sent telegraphic Instructions to General -
oral Miles , commanding the Department of
Missouri , directing that the recent order
withdrawing the troops from Antlers , I. T. ,
bo revoked. This order is made in conso-
ijuenco of a rcfjuest to that effect made by
ttio secretary of the interior , who in explana
tion stated as an instance that the recent
complications and threatened bloodbhcd be
tween the Jones and Locke factions had left
a feeling of unrest which might again as
sume a serious form , necessitating the pros-
euro of United States troops.
The abolition of seed distribution through
members of congress and the charging of the
cost of meat inspection to the packers are
lllcoly to bo two of the leading recommenda
tions in the annual report of Secretary Mor
ton of the Department of Aurlculturo. The
secretary ban inquired through the State de
partment how our moat inspection Is re
garded in European countries , whether it is
necessary to secure the entrance of our
products and whether it promotes their con
The meeting of commissioners from Brazil
and Argentina Republic , which * was to re
sult in the presentation to the arbitrator
the president of the United States of the
question involved in the boundary disputes
between the two countries , has been post
poned for six months , from August 11 next.
The commissioner * were originally to have
met in Washington within one year of July
- ' , 1SW , wuich wjks the dat9 unou which :
Prci - ; \ Harrison accepted the ofllco of
arbll - . \
I0dC \ \1. Ondsdcn of South Dakota has
been U " zcd superintendent of the money
. order A " \of the Postofllce department.
The A f- Verve at the closn of business
today \ \ \ ' . YMH.SJI.
\ \lnrp llnnk I'ntlnrr * .
WASIIIN' , t , July " . Comptroller Kckels
la Informctithat the first National bank of
Hot Spring * , S. 1) . , and the Livingston
National bank of Mvtngston , Mont. , have
closed their doors to business. Bank ex
aminers have been ordered to take charge of
lnrrrn < oil Thrlr < Ilr < iiliulnti ,
WASHINGTON. July 7. National banks dur
ing tins past two months have Increased
their circulation nearly 7OJO,000. orders for
new circulation to the amount of $3y7 < VKX )
having been received so far this month.
.Morning ; Conirs unit I'lniln hut Light Skli >
inlHlilntr ItuMvorn Troops nml Sliiiloiitn.
lC < ijrfy"ilnl ) ( ; JSW li/Jvmm | / ftonlnu Iientirtt.1
PAIIIS , July S. fNow Vork Herald Cable
Special to THE Ucn. I la. m. The even
ing has been comparatively calm. At the
Place do la Kepublniuo , whcro o considera
ble * crown assembled , there were some sharp
encounters between the police and the
rioters , ns there were also at Belleville and
Menilmontant. jAquus ST. Cuui ! .
Mm li\cil u I'rliicp.
| CopyrltMr < l JSTUliiJamc * Uonm / < DeimrtM
Biit'bsci.s ' , July 7. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tin : Ur.is. ] Some excite
ment was caused today by the report that a
young Polish lady , residing iiuBrussols , had
committed suicide and was buried secretly
after an unfortunate love affair with an ex-
Hod French prince. The facts of the case
are as follows : Mile. "Wanda de Kasz.vc ,
aged U7 years , belonging to a noble
Poltsh family , resided with her rela
tives , M. and Mmo. Motchkovsky , former
councillor of Czar Alcxa nder 11 , an
who occupied the ground lloor apartment at
345 Avcnuo Lruiso. Prince Victor Napoleon ,
wno lives close , frequently passed the house
and Wanda fell deeply in love with him ,
and wrote several letters to him. As the
prince did not answer , on Wednesday MHw
do Kaszyo stole a revolver from M. Mctch-
kovsky and shot herself through the heart.
According to ono version the deceased left
loiters of a very compromising nature for
the prince , but M. Mctohkovsky and the
prince both deny this indignantly. An in
quiry lias been instituted by the police.
.M'.iliiM a Sensation.
oin/i luhtctl ISM I'll ' Jam fliinlmt
BCUI.IN , July 7. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tin : Unc. ] Caprivi opened
the debate on the military bill in the Ueicnc
stag. Ilerr Licbknccht raised a storm by
saying that the government did not mean to
use the troops against Ilussla or France , but
against the German people. He said that
the members returned to ttio Hcichstag did
not represent the will of the people , but the
result of electoral pressure.
Ahirmhig itcports Concerning ; Ills Coi cll-
BOSTON , July 7. A message from Buzzard's
Bay this afternoon says that President
Cleveland is slightly better.
WASHINGTON. July 7. The members of the
cabinet and friends of the president in this
city are unwilling to boliovc that there is
anything serious or unusual In his condition.
Private Secretary Thurber says that be
yond being overworked ho was in his usual
robust * health when tie loft the city. As to
the rumor concerning the cancerous growth
in i ; the president's mouth , the fact was , the
president i : had a bad tooth and suffered some
from facial neuralgia , caused by exposure on
inauguration i : day. '
, July 7. Joseph Jefferson
visited President Cleveland and said ho
found him much improved in general health
and very cheerful. Ho declared his illness
was not serious , only a slight attack of
rs President Cleveland is tonight feeling
slightly hotter than ho was this morning.
His 1 knee is lame and his loft foot swollen
so that ho Is obliged to wear ag \ \ shoo. Ho
spent the greater part of the day playing
checkers withMrs. , Cleveland and enjoying
the t beautiful weather.
The published report that the president is
suffering with cancer is denied. Dr.
Bryant says the president is absolutely
free from cancers or malignant growths
of anv description , and that the report is
absolutely false. No operation has been per
formed , except that a bad tooth was ex
tracted. Colonel I-amont says no interview
was sent out last nleht , such as. was-pui-
llshed in Now York this morning. Dr. Bry
ant IB of the opinion that the president will
bo able to go out in a day or two.
The following was sent from Buzzard's
Bay tonight :
To WAI.TKU fiunsiiAM , WASIIINOTON : The
president Is laid up with rheumatism in the
Knee and foot and will bo out In u day or two.
There la no occasion for any ummsinosM.
- 1) ) . S. LAMOST.
JMAAtfJJ QUIUTI. * .lir.1V.
Justice Sitinuol Hlntehforil Called to Ills
NnwroiiT , H. I. July 7. Associate Justice
Samuel Hlatchford passed quietly and
peacefully from earth at 7:20 : this evening.
Ho retained consciousness until an hour
or two before his death. There was no
sudden change hi his condition , simply the
gradual slipping away whli-'li has bean
taking place for the last jvcok ,
The arrangements for the funor.il are not
yet completed , but the body will probably
bo taken to Washington for interment. For
many seasons he has been a quiet visitor in
the city during the summer season , residing
in his own cottage on Fronougti Place , nml
while not greatly given to society followlngs ,
ho was frequently entertained m the first
IHv./AiiD's BAY , July 7. The president
sent this message tonight to Mrs , Blatch-
To Mus. ? AMUir. HI.ATCJIFOJIH , NEWTOHT ,
H. I. ; 1'li'aMi accept my lioailfull sympathy
and condolence ) on tliu ilruth of your cflhiln-
guihhcd husband , \vhoiu Ion * and honorable
public burvlcucaucus a nation to mmiiii Mi
loss. ( im > viu : CIIVIJ.A.M : : ) .
rive I'coplo Injured In Chirac" I'lrn Neiir
thu 1'u I r < iroiiiuU ,
Cmo.ujo , July 7. Hotel Lincoln , at the
end of the World's fair grounds , was badly
damaged by lire this evening and live people
injured , two of whom may die. The Injured
Miss Jussiii BIUII.OW : , Ogdcn , V. ' ! ' . , may
JosKi'ii COWI.KS , fireman , may die ,
MIIB. C , P. McAi.Eiu : , wife of proprietor.
AN UNKNOWN MAN , seriously cut by faUIng
The fire , originated in the kitchen and
spread fie rapidly that the few persons In the
building at the time hud no timu to savti
their personal effects.
Mrs. MuAlecr was in bed at the time and
was buved by tier husband only at the peril ,
of his life.
Miss Blgolow Jumped from a third ufry
window. Her injury Is concussion of the
The property damage is $ i,000.
Utli : I'nllurr.
SALT LAKB , July 7. [ Special Te'.egram to
Tin : HEE.I I to Hollander , an extensive re
tall Jeweler , fulled hero today for * 2S
HANGED HIM ANYHOW
Mobnt Bnrdwoll Refuses to BoBalkodof
Its Prospective Victim ,
CHARLES MILLER PAYS AN AWFUL PENALTY
Ohnrgod with an Atrocious Orimo nml Sur
rounded by Convicting Circumstances.
SOME DOUBT AS TO HIS GUILT
His Earnest Statement Saves Him from
Being Burned nt the Stake.
EFFORTS OF THE. SHERIFF UNAVAILING
Ton Thouiniul CUItein or the Section
hpemt the Day In llnnhvell , 1'rrpnr-
I B mill Kxcciitlui ; it Torrlblo Sentence -
tonco on n Suspect.
CAIIIO , 111. , July 7. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Bue.--Clmrles ] F. Miller , n mulatto
who Is thought to have murdered ttio two
liny sisters near llnnlwcll , Ky. , ou Wcdtici.
day , was lynched tills afternoon aud Ills
Thii only evidence against Miller was cir
cumstantial , and the strong plea made by
him when It was decided to burn him at a
sinlco convinced many that they might not
have got hold of the right man after all. II
was decided that it would ho loss terrible to
hang an innocent nmn than to burn him , so
the former course was adopted.
By the aid of a bloodhound Miller wni
captured just across the Kentucky state line
in Missouri last night. Ho was toilay taken
to ' "Wickliffo , the county scat of Carlisle
county , for examination. The evidence
against him seemed conclusive , though lit
protested his innocence. At 11 o'cloclt thli
morning ho was taken to Bnrdwell , tha
scene of the crime. The fact that ho had
been arrestud hud been telegraphed ahead ,
and \ the whole country was thrown Into er
Knjror for III * lllontl.
The tr.iin arrived at Bard well nt 11:31 :
o'clock. loaded with Cairo people and Wlekt
Hire folks with the prisoner. At the Bard )
well depot and stretched along ttio'railwaj
for a quarter of n mile , was seen a mass ol
humanity with expectancy depicted oq
every countenance. As the train drew inti
the statiop. the mob became impatient to se '
the victim and yelled for him. He was in
the custody of the sheriff , John Hudson , '
and in the last car. Alongside the depot
stood piles of bridge timber ten feet high.
These were to form the funeral pllo , for the
vcruict of all the Bardwell people wai ,
Burn him I Burn him ! "
\Vliilo the mob was looking through tha
first cars the sheriff and his possejslippocV
out of the end car and hurried the negro
across the back street in order to escape tha
fury of the populace , but they were not quicic'
enough. A cry was taken up which oould bo
heard for miles , and then began the rapid
tramp of thousands of feet through the dusty
streets , and the dust stirred up was a cloud
that completely enveloped the mass of
struggling pooplo. Into every street poured
the howling mob , yelling at the top of their
voices. They met the column marching
rapidly down the street , and headed it off.
.lliulo to Mount tlui ( lullowft ,
The sheriff saw that it was useless to re
sist longer , so ho agreed to take the negro
to the front street , \vhuro the platform had
been erected , There the prisoner was in ail o
to climb up , followed by the sheriff and
Immeillately the great mob surrounded
the platform until there were fully 5,000
people In the vicinity , shouting , howling ,
and ; veiling for gore. When ho reached tin
top ho raised his shackled hands high
UDOVO his head as if to implore mercy.
Mr. Iluy. the murdered girls' father , called
out that lie had promised Cairo and \Vlcklifff
people 1 that ho would lot them know bcfor *
the I affair took pinto , as they wanted to ! >
there. i A collection was taken up for tha
bloodhound who aided in the capture and
the I man who made the capture. Marshal
M. T , Ingram of Sikeston was called for by
the crowd to tell how ho secured the prisoner.
Mr. Hay again was called upon and added :
"I want you to sot.tho time. "
Cries went up of "Sot your own time , but
don't nut it off too long. "
' Well , say wo put it a o'clock , " said Mr.
Cries of "All right , but niako him stay on
the platform until that time. "
"Whoro will wo burn him1' ?
"Night here. "
After a time order was restored and criei
for the negro to speak prevailed.
Illti I.imt Appeal ,
Ho came with n linn step and confident
air to the cdgo of Die platform and said :
"Please bo quiet , everybody. My name is C.
.1. Miller. I am from Springfield , III. , ancj
my wife lives at 710 North Second street.
I am hero among you today , looked upon as
ono of the most brutal men before the pee
ple. I stand hero Bin-rounded by men who are
not willing to lot the law take Its course ,
and as far as the crime is concerned , I
have committed no crime , and certainly
no crlino gross enough to deprive mo of my
llfo or liberty. I had HOIIIQ rings which I
bought in Bismarck of n Jew peddler. I
paid him HMJ for them. I loft Springfield
July 4 and came to Alton. From Alton I
went to ICast St. J-ouls , from there to JcfTcr-
foii barracks , tlionco to Desoto , thence to
Bismarck and to Piedmont , thciico to Poplar
IJluUb' , thciico to Hoxio and to Joncsboro ,
then on a local freight to Wnldcii , from
there to Sllicston July 5. The day I vraa
supposed to have committed the offense I
wua at Bismarck. "
Took tha I'rUoner In Jiill.
The sheriff them mopped to the front and
mild : ' 'For God's sake , gentlemen , I mutt
take this man to jail. 1 am bound by my
oath to deliver this man to jail. "
Thu inob had become somewhat quiet by
this tlmo , and ono man shouted ; "Yea , tuko
| him to Jail until B o'clwk , Then wo want
The prisoner was helped off the pile of
inilamrnqblo material &nu takcn'to jail , The
crowd dispersed coon after , and all that
could find dinners done so , but thousand *
could not bo accommodated , Farm wagons
and vehicles of every description could bo
nuinbcro-l by the hundreds. Peopls for fifty
r.itlc * about were ou hand lo vrltno tbq
execution As the hour of I ) o'clock
the pcoi'lo f.ocKod to iho jail yard ,