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The Omaha t'Mily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 15), 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOUMXlI, MARCH 31, 1002.
SIXULH COPV FIVE CENTS.
GALE DOES BIG HAVOC
Lire Lost, Property Destroyed and Many
oople Badly Injured.
CHURCHES STRICKEN BY FIERCE GALE
Minister Seriously Hurt and Two Worshiperi
) Are Killed.
ANOTHER CONGREGATION ALSO SUFFERS
fteeple of Edifice Blown into F
OHIO VALLEY IS SCENE OF DISASt
tarriae Wind Sweep Through Pnr
' tloaa of Ohio, Pennsylvania and
West lralala. Doing;
PITTSBURG, Fa., March 30.One of the
fiercest wind storms ever known In this
section struck the city today just before
noon and did almost Inralculable damage
to property and Injured many people, many
of whom will die from their wounds. Scores
of houses were unroofed, many trees were
blown dowri, mill stacks toppled over and
telegraph and telephone wires were gen
The most serious accident was the un
roofing of the Knoxvllle Presbyterian
church in Knoxvllle. The church at the
time was filled with an Easter congrega
tion numbering about 600 persons. While
the minister was in the midst ot his ser
mon, a particularly alrong gust of wind
blew over the large chimney and lifted a
portion of the roof of the building. The
bricks from the chimney era bed through
the roof and carried a huge piece ot the
hardwood celling, measuring about 40x20
feef, down upon the worshipers In the
Panle Amonat Worshipers.
An indcacribable panic ensued and a
frantic rush was made for the doors and
windows. At least forty persons were
caught toy the wreckage and more or less
hurt. Of this number five may not re
cover. The more seriously Injured are:
Dr. R. J. Phillips, 40 years of age, may
Curtis Ray Knight, probably fatal.
Clarence McNulty, may die.
F. Byron, serious.
David Smith, 32, serious.
Joseph Adams, 21, badly crushed.
Albert Schmidt, 14, both arms broken
and head cut.
John Mayer, 17, head and face cut.
Thomas Mechlin, IS, arms and head cut
Kvan Jonea, 22, serious.
Mrs. Rachel Schultz, 35, arms broken.'
The tow boat Belle McOowan waa blown
over In the Ohio river and completely
wrecked. Its crew was rescued. ,
Jonea & Laughlins had fourteen ot
their furnace stacks blown down, necesst
titlng the shut down ot a portion ot their
plant for weeks.
Crash Interrupts Benediction.
As Rev. J.' W. English, pastor of the
Iioblnson Run United Presbyterian church.
(ar McDonald, was raising his arms to
oronounc the benediction, lightning struck
the church spire and It toppled upon the
oaf, crushing It and Injuring a number
jl worshipers, two of whom will die.
The Inlttred are:
Robert Patterson, aged 10 years, will die.
Leon Averlll. aged 11 years, will die.
Mrs. John Patterson, mother of Robert.
Mrs. Mary Patterson.
Mlsa Mary O. Wallace.
Mrs.' Averlll, mother of Leon.
The spire and part of the roof of the
church at MrDonald waa torn off and the
building considerably damaged.
The Noblestown Presbyterian church waa
also unroofed. The Forest OH company
had between 200 and 800 derricks blown
down In its McDonald reslon and conslder
rble damage waa sustained to lta plpeage
The office of the Monongahels connect
ing railroad In this cfty was destroyed by
firs this evening because no alarm could
be turned In. either bv telephone or tele
graph. The Armstrong Cork company's
vlant was unroofed and much damage done
to machinery and stork. Reports from the
different railroads tonight show that all
suffered mors or less from broken tele
graph poles and crippled service. ' .
Havoo All Alone the Line.
Belated reports from nearby towns up
to midnight show that ths wind played
havoc in every town in Its track.
At Mingo Junction, O., the wind caught
the big structural ore bridge of the Na
tional Steel company's plant and whirled
It along the tracks until it was stopped by
another ore bridge, which waa sent spin
ning to the end of the track, where it fell.
a shapelesa mass of Iron. Ths bridges eost
150,000 and will take Ave months to rebuild.
At Bells Vernon, Pa., thousands ot dollars
v.lll be required to repair the storm dam
age. The American Window Qlaaa com
pany'a plant was unroofed, several smoke
stacks being blown down and a wall blown
In. 8everal of ths houses belonging to the
company were wrecked.
At Oreensburg, Pa., the damage was eon
slderable. Nearly 9,000 feet of roof of the
Keely aV Jones plant waa carried away and
cast into a fish pond a third of a mil dis
The churches dlimtased their eongrega
tions and while many of the congrtgat ons
wer lingering about the First Presbyterian
rburrb doors, waiting for the storm to
abats, the great cupola of the edifice waa
taught by tbe wind and toppled Into thi
street. Curioualj, a hesvy fragment ot
the steeple waa carried over several feousrs
and across a vacant lot and caat through a
window of slog's Lutheran church. For
tunately. no one was hurt.
At Jeannette, La t robe and New Alexan
dria, a number of houses wers unroofed
but no great damage done.
Mill Is Hlown Down.
At Washington. Fa., the new bar mill ot
the Grlflla Tin Plate company waa blown
down, entailing a loss of 110,000. The pla,nt
was completely wrecked.
Five houses owned by William Campbell
were blown down, and ths Roman Catholic
and the Third United Presbyterian churches
were considerably damaged. Many private
residence lost roofs and windows. It Is
txpeeted greater losses will be, reported to
morrow when the country districts can
More than M00 light ef glass In tbe
I'hlpps conservatory ot Schenely park were
broken and much of the gorgeous Easter
Sower display ruined.
The Montana apartment houae and the
Idaho building, which adjoins it, were
partially destroyed. The roof of the big
forge plant at Rankin was lifted off and
csrried many ysrds away.
Ths damage la the Mooongahela and Tur
iCsntlaued on Second Page.)
BRITISH VESSEL IS SUNK
Wrecked In Collision with an Amer
ican Ship la English
LONDON. March 30. The British steamer
Holyrood. Capta'n Benton, from Portland,
Me., March 15, for London, has sunk after
colliding March 27, with theLeyland line
eteamer, Bernard Hall, Captain Cassentlne,
from Liverpool, March 26, for Barbadoea,
Trinidad and Galveston, Tex. The crew of
Holyrood, numbering twenty-eight men.
boarded Bernard Hall, which has arrived
at Queenatowu, with lta bows atove In.
The collision occurred at 8 o'clock In the
evening In a dense fog, at a point 175 miles
west of Fastnet. Both vessels were going
slowly at the time. Captain Benton and
Captain Casaentlne were on the bridges ot
xbelr respective steamers and a eareful
Vt was being kept. The approaching
were not discovered until It was
Bernard Hall atruck Holyrood
av , on tbe port side, and ripped
a g. ' ie In the latter ateamer, which
extendy Into Its engine rooms.
Boats were quickly lowered from both
vessels. The crew of Holyrood scrambled
out of their steamer, which sank twenty
minutes after being struck.
Holyrood was owned by tbe Holyrood
Steamship company, limited. (Raeburnx
and Verel, Glasgow.) It was of 1,735 tons
CUPID DOES QUICK WORK
Effect an Enaranrement After hat
Fonr Days of Acquaint
NEW YORK, March 80. J. E. Oglesby,
son of the late Richard J. Oglesby, ooce
governor of Illinois, arrived on the Ameri
can Jlner. St. Paul. When he stepped
anhore he announced his engagement to
Miss Ida Rogers, daughter ot Thomas
Rogers of this city.
The two were Introduced to each other
when the steamer was two days' out from
Southampton and tne engagement waa made
on the fourth day. The, announcement was
made at a dinner given on board the
steamer Saturday by Mrs. George 9. Wheel
The guests at the dinner were: General
McCoskey Butt, W. J. Adams. W. .T.
Burdge, Mrs. A. F. Boultboe, Alfred Car
roll, William W. Coe.,Jr., Mrs. E. E. Colby
of New York, Mr. C. Dellwlck of London,
J. T. -Lodge of Boston, John D. Loud of
New York. Miss A. M. Mitchell. Mrs. E. P.
Mitchell cf Paris and Mrs. F. J. Upper of
The wedding will take place, It Is said,
within a month.
TEN THOUSAND ARE DESTITUTE
Governor Dikes Declares Choctaw
Itatlon Is In a Starving
SOUTH M'ALESTER. I. T.. March 30.
Governor G. W. Dukes, principal chief of
the Choctaw nation, has addressed an ap
peal to Thomas Ryan, acting secretary ot
the interior, asking for aid for 10,000 des
titute -citizens ot the Choctaw nation. The
reqaest comes a ertfarpfTBe,' IsrtKStTtutlon
waa not known, to exist to such an extent.
The governor Bays:
'A great many of the Choctaw people
are poverty stricken, and many are In
actual starvation. Appeals have been made
to me, some calling to me to provide ways
and means ot sustenance, while others ar
driven to beg for' breadstuffs. I would
says as a conservative estimate that at
least 10,000 of them are in destitute cir
cumstances. If the general distress Is not
relieved the condition threatens to become
serious with them all."
CHEAP CANDIES TO COST MORE
Trnat Likely to Be Formed to Put l p
the Price of Cat-Rate
KANSAS CITY. March SO. According to
Captain Burnell Gunther of Chicago, gen
eral manager of the Gunther randy fac
tories, who Is here on private business,
there probably will be formed soon a candy
trust that will have for its object the reg
ulation of candy prices. . .The trust will be
composed ot candymakera who manufacture
only the cheaper grades of candles. Captain
Gunther . saya. The tew manufactories
which make candlea ot established reputa
tion will not be absorbed.
'Already Ave large candymakera ot Chi
cago have agreed to Join the trust," said
Captain Gunther today, "and others are
considering the matter. If the combina
tion Is formed, it will probably mean an
advance in the price of the cheap candles."
FIVE DEATHSJM THE VOYAGE
Soldiers Die on Way Home from
the Philippine Battle-
PAN FRANCISCO, March 30. The trans
port Klloatrlck arrived today from Manila,
with the Seventeenth Infantry and dis
charged soldiers, nearly 1,000 In number.
There were Ave deaths on the voyage.
Shortly after leaving Manila Mrs. B. F.
Pope, widow of Lieutenant Colonel B. F.
Pope, died. Mrs. Pope was bringing the
remains of her husband home. The other
deaths on Klloatrlck were: V. Thompson,
corporal Company D. Twenty-flrst Infantry;
Wllburt I. Leake, private. Twenty-second
Infant rv: Private M. Stuart. Twenty-fourth
Infantry; J. J. B. Riley, a civilian.
BANKER JUMPS INTO RIVER
Terr Haste Man Attempta Suicide by
Planalnar Into the Mis
sissippi. ST. LOI I3. March 30. Everett C. Baker
of Terr Haute, Ind., former cashier of a
bank at Harrtsburg, III., attempted suicide
by Jumping Into the Mississippi river hers
today, but the interference of the police de
feated hia efforts. Papers on bis person
and statements mads to tbe police led them
to believe he was formerly connected with
McKeen's bank of Terr Haute. Th police
are holding htm until the. Terre Haute au
thorities can be beard from.
RATHB0NE 0UT OF PRISON
Released on Writ of Habeas Corpna
and Will Ask for
HAVANA, March 30. Estes O. Rath bone
will appear tomorrow before the supreme
court, which has grsnted him a writ of
habeas corpus. Benor Lanuta, counsel for
Rathbon. will ask that his client b
grsntd ball under article U ot th postal
cod. Laousa claim th reasons why th
court ordered him to b Imprisoned without
bail do net apply to his case.
FLOODS CONTINUE IS SOUTH
Devastated Area Expands and Loss Beaches
Four Million Dollars.
TWENTY-TWO DEATHS ARE REPORTED
Rivers Rush from Their Channels,
Sweeping tfonaca and Crops Before
Them nnd Creatine; Seenea
of Great Distress.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., March 30. Reports
from the flooded districts of Tennessee em
phasise tbe gravity of the situation. Tbe
damage resulting. It Is believed, will r ach
$4,000,000, while twenty-two lives are known
to be lost.
Several counties certain to have suffered
heavily are yet cut off from communication
and the loss In oronertv and life may go
higher than these figures. The Loulsv.llo
ft Nashville railroad Is running a few train
from here to Lynnville. eighteen mil-s
south, while the Nnnhvllle, Chattanooga &
Tennessee has only succeeded In getting
through to Murfreesboro. Neither line can
resume regular traffic before Tuesday. Tho
section visited bv the flood embraces one
of the nch?st portions ot the state and
damage to farm lands Is a serious Item.
U Includes counties lying between the
mountains on tbe east and the Tennessee
river on the west, and between the Cum
berland river and the Alabama line.
Old Landmark Destroyed.
Stone -fences that have stood the storms
of fortv vears were washed away In many
of the well known riverside .farms of Lin
coln county and crops destroyed. Thou
sands cf logs are reported adrift In the
Cumberland, which stream at 6 o'clock this
sfternoon was rising at the rate ot bU
Incjies an hour.
The bridge of the Nashville ft Knoxvllle
railroad at Lancaster, a 300-foot span, said
to have cost $100,000. went down Saturday
It was predicted at Carthage that - ths
Cumberland would go beyond the floodtlde
of 1882. If such be the case the work of
destruction is not yet over. There Is no
communication with Linden, in Perry
county, or with Lynchburg, In Moore
ctuntv. but both sections are believed to
be seriously damaged. From figures avail
able the following fatalities are given:
JOHN COLE, WIFE AND THREE CHIL
DREN. SLICK, WIFE AND THREE CHIL
DREN. All colored.
A NEGRO BABT.
TWO CHILDREN OF JOE M'CLELLAN.
At Murfreesboro: '
WILLIAMS, a girl, colored.
. MRS. B LEVIN AND THREE CHILDREN.
After a perilous nia-ht in the top of a
tree In the Hermitage district, three men
were rescued at an early hour this morn
ing. Los In Other Sections.
KNOXVILLE. Tenn., March 30. Loss by
the flood which swept Emory, valley Satur
day may reach nearly $1,000,000 In Roane
and Morgan counties when the full story is
known. At Harrlman the loss will be be
tween $56,000 and' $125,000. At Oakdale the
loss is not more than $15.onn. but it is on
the farms along the Emory river where the
greatest damage. It Is feared, haa been
The flooded section ot Harrlman presents!
a desolate appearance today. Marks of the
flood are plainly to be seen and the whole
countrv oresents a devastated appearance.
The city lighting plant cannot be operated
for a week or more. The majority of the
homeless are sheltered In the Woman's
American Temperance unlverstty.
MEMPHIS. March 30. Advices from the
flooded district In Tennessee are that the
floods are receding and that the worst is
The damage to railroads, farms and other
property will foot up an enormous sum. It
Is reported that many negroes lost their
lives, but the exact number cannot be given
Meridian, In ' the eastern part of the
state, haa had no railroad communication
for several davs. Railroad traffic continues
paralyzed In that section.
Traffic Still Suspended.
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., March 30. Traf
fic is still suspended between this city and
Nashville, owing to washouts by floods.
Trains will likely not resume running be
tween here and Nashville on the Nashville,
Chattanooga ft St. Louis railway before
Wednesday. Traffic is also tied up on the
Memphis division of the Southern railway
out of Chattanooga, but trains will be mov
ing by Tuesday. Trains are running now
regularly on tbe Cincinnati Southern and
the Alabama Great Southern.
A great amount of lumber and logs Is
floating down the Tennessee river. Thou
sands of dollars will be lost from this
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., March 30. In
tbe Eighteenth district of Rutherford county
it is believed that Will Adams, a farmer,
hi wife and five children have perished In
the flood, which has done great damage In
the eastern portion of that county. Satur
day night neighbors heard Adama calling for
help, which they were powerless to give,
and this Is all that has been heard from
Adams snd his family since.
Worst Disaster of the Klad.
TULLAHOMA, Tenn., March 30. As the
details slowly come in from the surround
ing country Friday evening's storms proved
to have been the most disastrous that ever
visited this section. Several live were
lost and the loss of property will amount
to thousands of dollars. On the main line
of tbe Nashville, Chattanooga ft St. Louis
railroad, between Conner Station and
Wartrace. the Duck river bridge, the Lit
tle Garrison bridge and several milea ot
track were washed away. No trains hav
arrived from Nashville since noon Friday
and the reports from engineers snd rail
road officials are that tbe damage cannot
be repaired before Wednesday at the earl
iest. On tb McMlnnville branch the brldg
near giuartts Station was carried away and
In many place long stretches of track. It
will be severs! day be for trains can get
through to McMlnnville and Sparta. A a
result Tullahoma I crowded with passen
gers who cannot gat to their destination.
The report from McMlnnville is that at
Falkner the downpour and rush of waters
was so sudden that two Uvea were lost and
several cabins washed away.
, At Manchester th ttoue flouring mill on
Duck river was carried two miles down th
Continued ou Second Pag-).
STEAMER ANCHORED AFIRE
Pretoria la Hashed t l.andlnat ss4
Paasenari Tske Refnate la
NEW YORK. March 30. The steamer
Pretoria of tbe Quebec line returned to this
port tonight with n v In its forward hold.
Its passengers cam la a short time previ
ously on the eteamer Nordland of tbe Amer
ican line, having been transferred at sea.
Pretoria Is anchored at Tompkinsvllle
the flreboats from the city were dispatched
as soon as the news of the fire was received.
Nordland is anchored at quarantine and
the passengers taken from Pretoria will be
landed In the morning, after which it will
proceed on its voysgs to Liverpool.
Pretoria left this port Saturday afternoon,
bound for Haliton, Bermuda, with Captain
McKenzle in command.' At midnight smoke
was eeen coming out 'of the forward hold.
The fire could not exactly be located. The
engines were stopped and Captain McKen
zle got ready for any emergency. The life
boats were put in condition for basty low
ering and were stocked with provisions. At
this time the vessel was 100 miles south ot
Sandy Hook. At o'clock in the morning
(Sunday) the captain saw that the flames In
the hold were making headway against the
stream of water which the crew waa pour
ing into the compartment. This determined
him to bead his vessel for New York.
At 9 o'clock the steamer Nordland came
In eight. It was bound from Philadelphia
to Liverpool. Pretoria signaled it and it
waa soon alongside. While Nordland lay
close by Captain McKenzle began a thor
ough search of the holt to ascertain where
the fire was. He found that the shipment
of hay in tbe front compartment was blaz
ing quite fiercely, and what accentuated the
danger was that the next compartment was
loaded with petroleum. Captain McKenzle
then decided to remove his passengers, who
had remained quiet. Captain McKenzle
went In hlg gig to consult Captain Doxrud
of Nordland. Soon after the passengers
were transferred In the lifeboats and both
vessels came on to New York. When oft
Tompkinsvllle an officer: was sent ashore
and the flreboats were summoned.
The passengers of Pretoria spoke very
highly of the treatment accorded them by
the captain and crew of Nordland. A col
lection was taken up among the passengers
of Pretoria for the officers and men who
manned the lifeboats.
Nordland anchored lt quarantine and
Captain Doxrud telephoned .to Mr. Wright
of the American line, who told the captain
to take his vessel to pier 14, North river,
and land the passengers of Pretoria there. .
Pretoria had on board twenty-eight first
cabin passengers, ten in the second cabin
and nineteen In the steerage. The offlce-s
say that at the time the passengers were
transferred at sea to the Nordland tbe wind
was blowing strongly and - there was a
heavy sea running. In spit of this the
transference was safely ' accomplished and
all the passengers behaved admirably. Two
of the city's flreboats latr tonight were as
sisting the crew In trying to drown out the
Pretoria Is one of tie flr,st boats belong
ing to the fleet of tbe Quebec Steamship
company. For many yei- It baa been In
the company's Bermuda-.- ew. York service,
and was a great favorlt of the American
tourists whp apend ' tlUwtraJlt the
popular sea Island resort.
THREE OF CREW ARE DROWNED
Fishermen Uo Down with Their
Wrecked Schooner on Dela
PHILADELPHIA, March 30. With the
greater part of its crew of eleven men
asleep In their bunks below deck, the littl
fishing schooner Edna Earl, bound for the
sea, was run into and sunk in Delaware
Bay, off Reedy Island, Del., late last night
and three of its crew wore drowned.
The drowned men are:
DENNIS FORD, father-in-law of Smith,
both of Philadelphia.
PATRICK NOLAN, of Baltimore.
. The vessel that sunk the fisherman, waa
the Norwegian steamship Romsdal, from
New York for Philadelphia, in ballast,
which rescued the surviving members ot
the crew and brought them to this city.
To whom the responsibility is chargeable
has not been determined. Captain Hlrsca
of Romsdal and Captain Kote of tbe
schooner say that all their lights . were
burning and that they were completely
within maritime regulations The sleep
ing fishermen were awakened by tbe crash,
and rushed up the 'narrow companlonway.
All but three of them managed to reach
the deck, Nolan, Smith and Ford being
caught by the rush of water and drowned
in the vessel.
The blow struck by Romsdal waa so
severe that the little schooner was almost
cut in half and sunk In less than five min
utes. The surviving members took to the
rigging and in less than a half hour wer
taken off in a amall boat sent to the rescue
by Captain Hlrscb, who anchored hi boat
after the collision. It took nearly halt an
hour for Romadal's crew to locate the
wrecked sailors In ths darkness.
Romsdal, beyond the bending of a few
plates was uninjured. The fishing schooner
wss owned by Mitchell P. Howlett of Phil
adelphia. The vessel was of forty-two ton
register, waa built In 1882 and was valued
IRON VESSEL IS A WRECK
Indian Goea Ashore and There la
Little Hope of Sav
WOODS HOLL, Mass., March 30. Th
Iron steamer Indian, from Philadelphia for
Boston, went ashore on the famous Sow
and Pigs ledge oft Cuttyhunk Island, at
the western entrance of Vineyard . sound
last night during a heavy fog and Is likely
to become a total wreck. It was not dis
covered until daylight, but owing to a
heavy sea tbe life saver were unable to
reach It until this afternoon, when they
took off lta four passengers, one of them
a woman, and landed them at Cuttyhunk.
From what la known of tbe position ot
ths aleamer, there 'appears little prospect
of it being saved.
Indian Is a well known steamer ot ths
Boston and Philadelphia Sleamahlp com
pany and has been on the line practically
ver alnce it launching, making weekly
trip. It was built at Wilmington, Del.,
In 1890, of Iron and is very staunch. It
la 1,335 ton burden. Captain Crowoll, lta
commander, haa been In charge of Indian
for some year, and is considered an ex
perienced seaman and navigator
lavigator. y -
I. Maj JO.-A
Both Engine lXt
head-on collision occurred to. at Band
Patch between a Baltimore Ohio pas
senger train snd a freight. (Both engine
were demolished. The engtnJ-r of th pas
senger and two mail clerks; wer Injured.
Non of tbe uasseuger ,er seriously
SNOW BLICIITS EASTER PLANS
Bloats from tho North Throw Stinging
Flakes at Chnrch-Goers.
CROP OF FASHIONS HAS . A SETBACK
Glad Sons; Nevertheless Prevail in
Houses of Worship, and Pnlnlts
Declare Anew the Story of
Snow, driven by high north winds, mads
Easter a bleak day in Omaha. Gray clouds
hid the sun most of the day, and a they
scudded across the sky they flung masses ot
sharp, stinging flakes broadcast over tbe
streets. Churchgoers had to fight a gale
that drove the frequent snow flurries un
pleasantly against the flesh, and midwinter
ulsters and fu- glove were the familiar
garments of the day.
The first tiny flakes fell at 9:30 and were
still falling when there arrived th hour to
start for church. That settled it with
milady's new devices ot bonnet and gown,
for the fashions this year are particularly
poorly adapted to the rigors of a storm.
As an Eaater Sunday yesterday left much
to be hoped for meteorologically. It was
too fickle and capricious to reflect tbe ex
alted spirit ot Joy which rang through the
sanctuaries, and too threatening to permit
of the wearing of Easter ha!. -Aside from
Its religious significance, It was a meteor
logical curiosity. There were as many
kinds of weather In ten minutes as Mark
Twain wrote about. It looked for a whi:
as though Jupiter Pluvius had been April
troled that he bad glanced at the calendar
and noted that March 30 was In red, which
Indicates a holiday, and so jumped at the
conclusion that it wss Christmas, and ac
cordingly sent snow. The next minute
the sun peeped out and winked slyly, like
the rougish youngster who shouts "April
fool!" as he jerka the string attached to
the purse. Old Sol doubtless thoroughly
enjoyed the consternation he was creating
In tbe feminine soul.
Freaks of the Climate.
Clouds, drenched and sodden as a wet
sponge, hung low and flew swiftly before
the captious gusts which came from iio
particular direction. Through rifts here
and there patches of blue sky were visible.
Two or three times during the day the
wind veered into the northwest and blew
almost a gale; the sky became overcast
with a solid bank ot vapor; snow fell In
fine powdery flakes that swirled in scuds
along the asphalt. At such times the tem
perature dropped, and a sort of chill twi
light settled over the landscape. "It's a
regular blizzard," was ths popular verdict.
Then, presto! The sun was abroad again.
It was as though the organlat of the ce
lestial choir had pulled out the hosanna
stop to celebrate the resurrection. But it
didn't follow necessarily that the snow
must stop because the sun wss shining;
the flaky precipitation kent right on, with
out regard to appropriateness, and was
not at all discouraged because It melted
the moment It touched the earth. At times
one could almost see the shadows of the
snowflakes as they traced their sigzag
flight.- . ' . '
It was no such ''Waster- "day as that of a
year ago. A year ago there was not a
wlso of vsoor to dull the brilliancy of tho
sky; the air was balmy and freighted with
an Incense of coming spring. But Easter
davs. unlike the hats thev invoke, are not
made to order. One can't send them back
because thev don't suit. '
large Attendance at C'hnrchea.
Notwithstanding this freaklBh weather
there was a large attendance at all of the
churches, especially at the Catholic and
Episcopal churches. The only difference
the weather made was to render the con
gregations somber Instead of gorgeout, as
they would otherwise have been. Nor did
the elements detract from the beauty of
the services. From the sanctuaries aross
glad hosannas, and It was only during tho
Intervals between the anthems of Joy that
the grumbling of old Boreas could be heard
about the eaves.
DAY MADE MEMORABLE AT TRIXITY.
Coadjutor Bishop 'Williams Condncta
Hla First Eaater Service There.
It waa a memorable day for Trinity ca
thedral, being the first Easter In its his
tory at which Coadjutor Bishop Williams
officiated. It was memorable In other re
spects as well, as never before has there
been such a magnificent choir, such sub
lime music, or such a gratifying number
of communicants over 400. But there wss
an undercurrent of sadness In all this on.
account of tbe Illness of Dean Campbell
Fair, who since Christmas has been con
fined to bis bed.
Tbe chancel was beautifully decorated
with flowers palms, potted plants, Easter
lilies and evergreens predominating which
were arranged on the north and south
sides of the altar and about the base of
ths pulpit. Each member of the choir wore
upon his vestments a lily of the valley.
The three principal numbers on the musical
program were the Introlt anthem, "Te
Deum" In F; tbe offertory anthem, "Awake
Up My Glory" and "Glory In Excelsis," in
the singing ot which seventy trained voices
united. Prof. Wright played as volun
taries, "Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates"
snd the "Hallelujah" chorus. At the con
clusion of tbe service he was heartily con
gratulated by the bishop on the excellence
of his music snd upon the splendid work
of the choir.
Bishop Williams, who was assisted in the
service by Rev. George E. Piatt, spoke
from tbe text, "If Chrlat be not risen your
faith is vain."
"It seems to me this morning that we
don't require a sermon to prove the resur
rection ot Jesus Christ," said he. "Ser
mons are often out ot harmony with our
feelings; they frequently lag behind our
sentiments, and when we see nature put
ting on her garmenta of verdure we need
no man-made logic to convince us that the
season of rejoicing for a risen Christ lo at
"The resurrection of -Christ Is ths key
stone of tbe arch of our religion, and this
Is what St. Paul mesns when he says, 'If
Christ be not' risen your faith is vain.'
With the keystone gone the arch fall.
"In th resurrection of Christ Is th
promise of Immortality. How do we Know
we shall be immortal In every human
oul there Is an Irrepressible longing for
It, and for every natural and healthful long
ing there 1 satisfaction. Let us exslt
Hla ordinances and His teaobtng and His
precept. Tbe spirit of Joyous, undaunted
faith let this b our today."
At Other Episcopal Chnrehe.
Th song service In celebration of Easter
at St. Joba's Episcopal church was solemnly
impressive, and th program wa varied,
containing many beautiful and difficult se
lections. Tbe offertory solo, "He Is Risen,"
Continued on Eit'jtb 'Page.)
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TRAGEDY SEQUEL TO DESPAIR
Disheartened Irover Kills His Fiancee
and Then Takes His
NEW YORK. March 30. Corlears park
was tbe scene of a double tragedy last
night. A young Hebrew woman, probably
25 years of age, was shot and killed by a
youth of about 20 years, who then killed
Before the shooting the man and woman
were seen seated on a park bench. A
policeman saw the man place the revolver
to the woman's head. She made no resist
ance and from this fact It is ths theory
of the police that tbe murder and suicide
as carried out had been planned by th
The 'man in the rase was Big
mund Blanc, and the girl was
Ida Klobock. He was a clgarmaker,
formerly of Philadelphia, who came hers
several months ago; she was a dressmaker
of this city. They had known each other
In Poland, where he had courted her and
continued bis attentions when they cam
to this country. Th girl told ber parents
that Blanc wanted to marry ber and that
he said he was making $18 a week. Ida
said she did not bellev ft and last week
asked him to bring his pay envelope to her
Saturday night and If it contained $18 she
would marry him.
Blanc's shopmatea say he worked extra
hard last week, hut did not make more
than $9. He and the girl went walking last
evening. It is believed that when they
reached Corlears park Blano in despair at
not being abl to show that he had been
able to comply with the terms she insisted
on, killed her and then himself.
BOYS TRY TO WRECK A TRAIN
Seek Revenare for Belna; Pat Off a
Rock Island Pat
senger. i ,
TRENTON, Mo., March 30. George
Busch. aged 16 years, and George Young,
aged 20, sons of respectable parents of this
city, made an unsuccessful attempt late
Saturday nlsht. to wreck the eastbound
Chicago. Rock Island aV Pacific passenger
train No. 12, about five miles eaat of here.
The track' at this point Is on a high em
bankment and derailment could scarce'.?
have occurred without the loss of many
lives. Both boys were srrested and on
has confessed. Their motive appears to
have been . revenge for having been put
oft a freight train. Dime novels are also
believed to have played a part. -
Busch and Young had gone to Princeton,
the next.town Saturday .morning and on
returning home 'tried 'To iXeat a" rfarf""on"a
freight train. Tbe conductor put them oft
and thev walked to within five mile of
Trenton., where aeveral heavy ties were
piled across the rails along which the pas
senger 'was due to pass soon. Fortunately,
a late freight train with one of the 1,400
ton class of engines arrived at the spot a
few minutes ahead of the passenger. The
weight of the engine and the high rate of
speed at which the train was going pushed
the obstruction oft the track without any
damage being done. Word was telegraphed
ahead to arrest Busch and Young and they
were taken as tbey entered Trenton.
NELSON SAYSHE IS BIGAMIST
Admits Plnrnllty of Marrlaaea, hut
Declares tbe Women De
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. March 30. Christian
C. Nelson, who probably is married to thir
teen women, confessed today that he Is a
bigamist, but vigorously defended his con
"I was a bachelor until I wss 68 years old
and kept out of trouble, but then I got
married and Just see what a fix I'm In
now," said Nelron ' in his confetsion. Ho
"If I bad been fortunate enough to get
the right kind of a wife In the first place I
never would have become a bigamist. I
waa deceived in every Instance and I kept
right on trying, expecting Anally to meet
SMALL BOY KILLS PLAYMATE
Lad of Thirteen May a Companion
Seven Yenra of Ate with
TOLEDO, O., March 30. Danny Rosen
bscker, 13 years of age, waa arrested today
for the murder of 7-year-old Arthur Shan
teau. Parents of the boys live on adjoining
farms, two miles from this city. Rosen
becker saya that while he and Shanteau
were hunting crawfish the latter called him
a foul name and attempted to strike him
with a club, whereupon he retaliated by
strking Shanteau with a butcher knife until
he was dead. He then dragged the body
into a patch of weeds, where it was found
by a party of searchers. Rosenbecker ap
parently does not realize th enormity of
BODY COVERED WITH SNOW
Remain of Iowa Medical Student
Are Fonnd In Lincoln
CHICAGO, March 30. Covered' w ith snow
and with a revolver clutched In tbe right
band, tbe body of Howard R. Miller, a
atudent at the Keokuk College of Physi
cians and Surgeons at Keokuk, la., was
tound in Lincoln park today. Miller had
been dead several hours when discovered.
It. is believed he ended his I'fe while de
snondent on account ot overstudy. He
came to Chicago from Keokuk last Thurs
day. Movement of Ocean Veasel. March no.
At Liverpool Arrived Commonwealth,
from Boston; Taurlc, from Nw York.
At -yueenstown Sailed Lucanla. from
Liverpool, for New York: New England,
from Liverpool, for Boston.
At Browhead Passed Merlon, from Bos
tun, for -ueenstown and Liverpool.
At U1iraltar-Hassd Phoenicia, from
New York, for Naples and Genoa.
At Prawle Point Pattd fthvin, from
New York, for Bremen.
At Malta Panseil Moynne. from Glas
gow ami Liverpool, for Hong Kong, Vic
toria, tl. C. and HVattle.
At New York Arrived: Rotterdam, from
Rotterdam end Boulogne Hur-Mrr; 8t.
Paul, fruin Southampton and Cherbourg;
Vmbria, from Llverpuol an J Queenatowu.
FIRE STOPS TUE PLAY
Flame Seise Theater During Progrenof
Easter Performance. ' '
AUDIENCE AND ACTORS ESCAPE SAFELY
House it Packed, but Cool Heads Keen
WOMEN FORGET THEIR jNEW BONNETS
Bash from House Leaving Gay Headgear
O..I6IN OF THE FIRE IS NOT KNOWN
Starts In Baaement of Balldlna; and
Center la Aadltorlam, Dotna:
Totnl of Seionty.rive Thoa- '
sand Dollar Damage.
CINCINNATI. March SO.-The Plk bu Id
Ing on Fourth, between Vina -and Walnut
streets. In which the Plk opera bout- I
located, wa partially destroyed by fir
this afternoon. Standing room . had baea
taken at th matinee, which was proceed
ing when the flames broke out. Tbe audi
ence retired in good order, but som women
fainted after raachinar ths utre.i Ths ,rfi.
torlura i on th second floor, with two
stairways leading to Fourth street. There
Is also a stairway from the stags leading
to Baker alley In the rear. ,
There were about 1,000 people al the
matinee and the performance of "Sag Har
bor," by the Plk stork rnmnsn. with uu.
Collier and Byron Douglass In the lead ng
rotes, naci proceeded only ten minutes When
the portieres between tt .n.,MA..
the north aisl were ablase. The prompt
effort of Manager D. H. Hunt and bis Stat
and those on th lag were most success
ful In averting a oanlc. '
The Are started In th basement store
room of the Adams Express company and
extended up through th first floors of th.
Adams Rxpresa company's office and Jof
fee's grocery to the auditorium.
Andltorlnm Badly Damaged.
The only thing burned in th auditorium
was a portiere, but tbe volume of amok
Indicated a volcano under ths audience.
This volcano was evidently raging while
the people were entering for th matinee.
Tbe auditorium was so badly damaged from
water that It will not be used any mora
this season. The Pike stock company was
playing Its closing week of th season here,
s It opens the summer season at Detroit
next Sunday. Manager Hunt had nravl.
ously transferred his scenery for next week
- - " u,u "JO UUIIUlDg, SO tnSl 11 I
ssfe. but he lost $10,000 In scenery that
was stored In the lower part of th fcu ld
ln. The members of th company saved
all their costumes snd baggage. 1
When the people reached the street they
found the whole lire department of th city
playing on both aide of th bulld og and
It required some time for the officers to
fore the crowd away. Many were hunt n
loa- missing ,t He jd -and. tVt-uok on 4aie
to convince the half. erased anxious' one
that there had not been a holocaust. ' 'A
great portion of the women fled without
their new Easter hats and wraps and the
Individual losses will be considerable.
The total loss on the building and con
tents Is estimated at (76,000.
NEWSPAPER IS BURNED OUT
Slate Capital Printing Plant at Rath
1 rle Destroyed with Other
GUTHRIE, Okl., March 30. Guthrie was
visited by a serious fire today, and as a
result the State Capital printing plant, the
Hotel Capitol, the St. James hotel, Csm
mack livery barns and th Rlchey general
merchandise store are In ruins.
Everything in the State Capital plant
was destroyed, Including two presses, ma
chines of every kind, linotype machines,
eloctrio snd steam heating systems, li
braries and an Immense stnrlr nf mnnii..
Frank H. Oreer, owner, ssys not a thing
but tbe mailing list of the paper was saved.
Tho fire started at noon In the basement
of the State Capital and wa soon roaring
up the elevator shafts, A high wind was
blowing and It was Impossible to check
the flames. Assistance was asked of Okla
homa City, Perry, Kingfisher and other
surrounding cities, but the high wind did
the work before help could arrlv.
work will begin at one en th con
struction of a new btilldlna for the gists
i apuai. as no work nad been in progress
in in newspaper Dunning today It Is be
lieved the Are wss ot Incendiary origin.
CARLETON'S THIRD BAD FIRE
Thrice Within aa Many Weeks tho
Cltlaena Have to Fight Plan
and a Gal.
CARLETON, Neb., March SO. (8pclsl
Telegram.) Fire broke out this morning at
7 o'clock In P. E. Woodward Co.' gen
eral merchandise store and ruinsd th sa
tire stock and building and with It ttia
building and two-thirds of a $13,000 stock
of hardwars owned by F. P. Beach y. Th
Are was evidently ot an Incendiary origin.
Three-fourths of tbe people wer asleep
when the fire alarm was sounded and
within fifteen minutes nearly everybody lq
tbe village waa at the fir, rendering as
sistance. By tbe use of chemical reser
voirs, fire engines and bucket brigade, th
town was out of danger by 10 o'clock.
This is th third time the cntlr town
baa been endangered by flames within three
weeks, a gal raging at each Are.
NAKED BODY FOUND IN CAVE
Dead Man' Throat I tut and Caas
of Death I a My,
SALT LAKE. Utah, March 30. Tb asked
body of Samuel Collins, with tb throst
cut from ear to ear, was found by a num
ber or boys In a small cava in the hill
north of this city, shortly after noon to
day. Tbe police say it Is a case of aulctds.
Others think Collins wss murdrd and his
body thrown into th cave, th entrance
of which wa partly closed by rocka. Tb
ground within tb cava and Immediately
outsida was covered with blood. With tb
exception of his shoes, stockings snd sus
penders, none of the men's clothing ha
Collins was well educated aad at ops
time was quit wealthy, but la said to have
lost a fortun In stock speculatloa lo New
York sad Han Francisco. Ha wss about
65 years of ag aad haa a brother La Nw
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