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Terms 2.00 A Year,in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., April 28, 1893.
P, GRAY MEEK,
The Old Liberty Bell.
The pomp and ceremony that at-
tended the progress of the Liberty bell
from Independence Hall in Philadel
pbia to the scene of exhibition on the
Chicago Fair grounds, showed in a
most favorable light the sentimental
reverence of the American people for
the relics of the revolutionary period
in which were gained the freedom and
independence of the American re-
In itself the bell is but an ordinary
looking specimen of tintinnabulary pro-
duction. I: is not noted for its size, for
there are many that are greatly super-
ior to it in this respect. What its tone
originally was is not known to the pres-
ent generation, for it long since ceased
toring out its notes to the “listening
air,” in consequence of a crack which
has impaired its tonic capacity.
present condition it ‘is a dilapidated
looking old bell, with every appearance
of having been subjected to hard usage,
and a good deal the worse for the wear
and tear of its earlier experience.
The reverence that is accorded it is
not due to its intrinsie qualities as a
bell. It became sacred from the fact
that in announcing that the charter of
American independence had been sign-
ed it sounded the tocsin of that univer-
sal liberty which is destined to become
the political inheritance of all the na-
tions of the earth. What immense
gignificance vibrated in the tones of
that bell when it proclaimed the con-
summation of American independence.
" Nothing so thoroughly bespeaks the
patriotic fervor of the American people
as the honors they pay the old Liberty
bell, It was the sentiment of patriot
ism that brought them by thousands
along the route to Chicago to do hom-
age to the glorious old relic of that rev-
olutionary period of transition from
colonial vassalage to national independ-
ence, and in thus honoring the bell
that proclaimed liberty to the world,
they manifested their reverence for the
noble revolutionary sires who pledged
their lives, their fortunes and their sa-
cred honor for the maintenance of the
liberty that was thus proclaimed.
The County Superintendent of Schools.
On next Tuesday, May 2nd, the
Directors of public schools in Centre
county will assemble in convention in
the Court House to elect a County Su-
perintendent for the ensuing three years
term. The present incumbent CEPHUS
L. GramMLEY, of Rebersburg, C. R.
NErr, of Millheim, and Harry P.
Rorurock, of Buffalo Run, are all ap-
plicants for the position and each is
sanguine of success.
All of the applicants are exper-
ienced teachers in the public schools ot
the county but are comparatively
young men to assume the responsibility
of such a position. Mr. GrRaAMLEY, like
his opponents, has made school teach-
ing a profession and having prepared
himself for his work at various acade-
mies inthe county and by individual
study success has attended his labors.
Mr. NEFF is a graduate of FRANKLIN
& MarsHALL college, at Lancaster. For
ajnumber of vears he has been conduct-
ing the Millheim Academy. He is
recognized as one of the fore-most edu-
cators of the county ; having carefully
prepared himself while at College for
the public school work.
Mr. RoTaROCK is perhaps not so well
koown in county educational circles as
either of the former gentlemen, but
that is nothing to his discredit as a
careful teacher. He was graduated
from the Pennsylvania State College
with the class of '85 and has spent the
last eight years instructing in the
schools of the county.
The probable outcome of the election
is a decided uncertainty, but we would
advise those who have the selecting of
the next County Superintendent in
their hands, to carefully consider the
qualifications of each applicant:
Weigh the desirable against the unde-
sirable, then choose the best. Too
much precaution cannot be taken in
the matter. The direction of our pub-
lic schools is a task of no little concern
to us all and we must have the best
man to fill it.
——The Nives tax bill, which will
probably be the most important meas-
ure considered bv this Legislature,
passed the Houee finally on Wednes-
day. The vote stood 85to 73. It was
framed by ex-Auditor General Nires
and had the support of most of the
country members. Ex-State Treasurer
Boygr, author of the existing revenue
law, with corporation lobbyists made a
bitter fight against its passage.
, ——The bill authorizing county au-
ditors to employ counsel while auditing
the acconnis of county officers passed |
on Wednesday. It
have smooth sailing
the Senate fii:
is said that 1t »
in the House.
The Nation's Guests.
Their Reception by the President at the White
House. Dazzling i'niforms Predominate—Th
Modest Apparel of Our Chief Magistrate in
Striking Contrast to the Flashy Uniforms of
the Dul-e de Veragua and His Party.
WAsHINGTON, April 25.—The order
of nobility paid its respects to Democ-
racy yesterday afternoon at the White
House, when the Duc de Verazua
called on President Cleveland. The
ducal party rode in two open carriages
from the Arlington hotel, aud arrived
at the mansion at exactly 3 o'clock,
the hour set for the reception. With
the duke were lis wife, the Duchess de
Veragua ; bis broiber, the Marquis de
Barboles ; his sou, Coristopher Colum.
bus y Aquilera, Commander F. W,
Dickens, and Senor Don Rodrigo de
Saaredra, an attache of the Spanish le.
gation in Washington, representing the
Spanish minister. A published an-
nouncement of the hour for the recep-
tion drew about a hundred people,
mostly women, to the White House,
and the expressions of admiration over
the brilliancy of the uniforms worn by
the male members of the party attested
that the crowd was not disappointed.
The Duke and his attendants were
shown immediately into the blue room,
where the president and Mrs. Cleve:
land awaited them. The black frock
coat which Mr. Cleveland wore con-
trasted strongly with the gold lace and
brass buttons of the duke, the marquis,
Don de Saaredra and Commander
Dickens. Gold lace was a predomi-
nant feature in the uniform of the duke,
while across bis breast he wore a sash
of watered silk in variegated colors,
and carried a chapeau in his band.
Hardly less brilliant was the costume
of the marquis, while Don de Saaredra
outshone both in the picturesqueness
of a long cape of white doeskin reach-
ing nearly to his heels. The paval
uniform of Commander Dickens, usual
ly considered a very showy and bril
liant affair, was almost sombre in the
contrast it bore to the attire of the
Spaniards. All four of the men wore
swords, the duke’s heavily jeweled,
and in addition the duke carried a light
cane with tassel attached.
Awful Railroad Wreck.
A Train Gets Away in the Mountains and Dash-
es to Ruin—~&even People Known to Have Been
Killed and It Is Reported That Many More
Met the Same Fate—The Engine Became Un-
manageable on a Grade of 150 Fect to the Mile
and Rushed With Frightful Velocity Into a
Number of Freight Cars at the Terminus.
SoMERSET, Pa., April 25.—News of a
fatal railroad wreck which occurred on
the Bare Rocks railroad, four miles
south of . Somerset, has just reached
here. The passenger train on the Scm-
erset and Cawbria railroad drew into
this place shortly after 6 o'clock. The
passenger care were quickly side
tracked, and in a few moments the en-
gine, containing four physicians and
surgeons, started for lhe scene of the
The Bare Rocks railroad connects
with the Somerset and Cambria at
Woys station, at which place the
wreck occurred, only meager details of
which can as yet be learned. The
road is two miles in length and runs to
a large stone quarry operated by the
owners of the road. The grade is
about 150 teet to the mile. In go
ing down this evening, the train be-
came unmanageable and dashed down
the grade with frighttal velocity, strik:
ing at the foot of the grade several
heavily loaded cars.
On the engine were Engineer Neff,
his son and a man by the name of John
E. Pile with his wife and danghter.
The three latter were hurled under the
engine as it flew trom the track, and
were instantly killed. Neff and his
son were badly scalded, the son fatally.
On the cars were a large number of
workmen, some of whom jumped from
the runaway train and escaped with
slight injuries. The balance were
crushed in the wreck, how many is
not yet known.
At this time seven dead bodies have
been recovered. The wildest rumors
as to the number of persons killed and
injured are afloat here and great ex-
citement prevails, as many of the per
sons known to have been on the train
are residents of this place or have
friends and relatives living here.
Edwin Booth’s Condition.
Conflicting Statements Made Regarding the Ac-
Nev York, April 25.—Statements
regarding Mr. Bootb’s condition are as
conflicting as ever to-day. Dr. Smith
was with his patient for half an hour
this morning. He stated that Mr.
Booth’s condition had improved and
that he was sure the great tragedian
On the other head, a prominent mem-
ber of the club who has access to the
sick man’s chamber, says that Mr.
Booth has been in a semi-unconscious
state for the past twenty-four hours and
is considered in a dangerous condition.
At 11.30 to-night the following bul-
letin was posted at the Players’ Club:
“Mr. Booth’s condition has not
changed materially since the morning,
if anything it is improved. He has
passed a restful day and promises to
have a comfortable night.”
A Big Snow Storm.
St. PauL, Minn., April 26.— Another !
big snow storm is in progress in the
northern part of the state. Hight inches
of snow is reported to have fallen at
Brainern, and it is still coming down.
In this city light rains has fallen since
A Cardinal Dead.
Roxx, April 26.—Cardinal Luigi Sep-
incei is dead.
Pennsylvania at Chicago.
Sugnestions to Citizens of the State who Visit the
First. All Pennsylvanians who at-
| tend the World’s Fair are advised to first |
: visit the State Building. This they can
readily accomplish by entering the
. grounds at the Fifty-sevonth street en-
, trance , near which. and just opposite
the great Art Palace, our Building is
All of the railroads, electric,
"cable and horse cars lines leading from
the centre of the city, have stations at
or within a short distance of the Fifty-
| seventh street entrance.
Second. The Siate Building is speci-
| ally designed and arranged for the com-
fort and convenience of the citizens of
Pennsylvania. Itis provided with gen.
eral reception rooms, separate parlors for
women and men, ladies’ dressing room.
smoking room, writing rooms, newspa-
par room, press correspondents’ room,
and ample toilet facilities, etc., ete.
Convenient cloak and parcel rooms
have heen provided upon the first floor
of the building, where all citizens of
the State are at liberty to leave such
articles as they may not wish to carry
around on the grounds.
Third. The building contains a Post
Office to be open during the Exposition
hours. Arrangements have been made
to collect the mails hourly, and Penn-
sylvanians who have their mail ad-
dressed to the Pennsvlvania State Build-
ing, World's Fair, Chicago, Iil., will be
insured prompt delivery.
Fourth. The newspaper room will
contain files of all the State journals
that will be sent to the Building.
Fifth. The Bureau of Information is
on the first floor, in charge of a compe-
tent superintendent, who will be pleased
to aid our citizens with advice or sug-
gestions as to how to see the Exposition
to the best advantage.
Sixth. A register of Penneylvanians
who attend the Exposition will be kept,
with their names and the location of
their stopping place, with the probable
time of their stay, ete., ete.
Seventh. No fee, unless it be for
blucking shoes, will be charged for any
service 1n or about the Building.
Eighth. A cordial invitation is ex-
tended to all Pennsylvanians, regard-
less of race, color or nativity to make
the building their headquarters and res
ting place while at the Exposition, and
to avail themselves of the facilities that
have been provided. They will find a
home and a warm welcome.
Pennsylvania Steel Company in Receiv-
Millions of Dollars Involved—The Embarass
ment Due Principally to the Stringency of
the Money Market and is Only Temporary—
The Works Will be Kept in Full Operation to
Turn Out Orders.
"HARRISBURG, April 22.—The an-
nouncement yesterday of the fact that
the affairs ot the Penusylvania Steel
Company had passed into the hands of
receivers was a great surprise to every-
body, especially to those high up in
financial circles. Thecompany’s plant
at Steelton, three miles below this city,
has always been credited with being
one ot the greatest profit-producing iu-
stitutions in the state, and has bal the
reputation of ranking second in size on
ly to the great Carnegie works at Pitts:
In the mills at Steelton there are em-
ployed regularly an average of about
4,400 men and boys, to whom an enor
mous amount of money is paid every
month, and as many of the business
firms here derive a great financial bene:
fit, both directly and indirectly, trom
the money received by the employes of
tire steel company, considerable uneasi-
ness is felt as to the probable outcome
of the embarassment.
In an interview with one of the of
ficials of the company last evening it
was learned that the company’s embar-
assment was due principally to the pres.
ent stringency in the money market
and that it is only temporary. The
works will be kept in operation to their
fnll capacity and none of the present
employes will be dismissed. [It will
take fully six months, it 18 said, to turn
out the orders now on hand, asd new
orders are pouring in at a rapid rate.
The company does a business of
more than $8,000,000 a year, and
those 10 a position to know, say that
the assets will much more than off:
get the liabilities. The plant and ma-
chinery are valued at $3,000,000 and
the accounts receivable aggregate
$1,300,000. The stock on hand is val-
ued at $2,000,060.
The Russian Exhibit.
A Steamer Arrives at Baltimore Laden With
Things for the Fair from the Crar’s Domain.
Barrivorg, April 25.—The Danish
steamer Gorm, containing the Russian
exhibit for the World's Fair in 2,338
cases, has arrived. The captain states
that the value of his cargo is £1,000.
000, and that among the article are 11
packages from the Imperial Govern-
ment, which are insured for 420,000
roubles, or about $231.000. There are
seven boxes of diamonds from the Ural
mountains and other districts in the
The exhibit also includes valuable
pieces of Russian statuary and paint.
10gs. The frame work of a Russian
theater is also on the steamer. Village
life among the Russians will be portray-
ed by peasants who are passengers on
To Purge the Pension Rolls.
WasHiNaroN, April 26.—With a
view to purging the pension roll of
names placed there through misrepre-
sentation or by fraud, Acting Commis
sioner of Pensions Murphy has issued a
circular letter to the examiners in the
field, urging them to use all possible
dgiligence in bringing to the attention of
the office such cases. He intends to ask
the Postmaster General for authority to
request the postmasters in small towns
to acquaint the commissioner with any |
authenticated information that may
come to their knowledge of frauduleut
claims. The order 1ssued by Secretary
Noble in 1892, declining to give mem-
bers of congress the status of the pen-
gion claims on cali has been rescinded
! and hereafter such information will be
The Fleet At New York.
The Columbian Naval Celebration Opens Up.—
The Great International Fleet Arrives from
Hampton Roads and Booming Cannon Quick-
ens the Pulse of New Yorkers— Thousands Will
Watch the Vessels Go to Their Review Positions
This Morning—Ericsson’s Statue to Be Un-
veiled and Saluted—Thc Paul Jones Flag
Raised at Navesink—* Old Glory” to Float a
Welcome to Voyagers from a Flag Pole 135
Feet High—A Banquet for the Officers To
New York, April’ 25.—To-morrow
the Columbian naval celebration begins
here in earnest. To-day, loud mouthed
cannon boomed a noisy welcome to the
crack fighting ships of the world as they
steamed slowly up the lower bay and
swung into anchorage just below the
Narrows, near Fort Hamilton, Fort
Latayette and Fort Wadsworth.
The cannonading began when the
caravels from Spain, which arrived last
night, were towed up the Hudson, the
guns of Fort Wadsworth, Fort Hamil-
ton and Old Castle William booming
out their warlike salutes. Scarcely had
these salutes died away before the first
of the long line of warships, away down
at the Narrows, thundered out her an-
nouncement of her coming, and again
the cannon of the forts gave back gun
for gun in enthusiastic and demonstra-
THE ORIGINAL FLAG.
At noon the original flag which Paul
Jones first flung to the breeze from the
flagstaff of one of the wooden cruisers in
which he won such brilliant victories
was hoisted on this national liberty pole
by Mrs. H. R. P. Stafford, a lineal de-
scendant of Lieutenant Stafford, who
served with Paul Jones on the Bon
Homme Richard, and who rescued the
flag when it was blown overboard.
At the same time the Mianatonomah,
anchored off shore, fired the national sa-
lute of 21 guns, the Third Regiment,
New Jersey National Guard, fired the
response. The flag is the stars and
stripes, but with only 12 stars, For a
few moments this tattered emblem
floated to the breeze and then was haul-
ed down and the present ‘‘old glory”
with 44 stars was hoisted. The other
ceremonies of the event were addresses
by John Winfield Scott, William O.
McDowell and Amos P. Wilder and
the reading of a poem written for the
occasion by Hezekiah Batterworth, by
Madame Alberti. v
Great Ships of the World Display
Themselves in New York Harbor.
They Enter TheNorth River.—~In Two Lines the
Vessels Advanced Towards New York— When
the Great Pageant Started There Was Seream-
ing of Numerous Whistles and Cheers of Thous-
ands—How the Ships Carried Themselves.
New York, April 26.—In the land-
locked harbor of New York, when the
first rays of the sun drove the dark
shadows away, was shielded safely the
great Columbian fleet, comprising the
magnificent grim warships of the IKu-
ropean powers, joined with the cream of
the United States navy. It was a mag-
nificent scene that greeted the morning
sun, as he peeped over the horizon.
Resting gracefully on the almost stilled
surface of the water, silent and majestic
ranged in perfect lines, were the repre-
sentatives of the improved naval archi-
tecture. They looked the incarnation
of peace, while possessing grim powers
for war. In trying to get an idea of
the divine power for evil locked up in
the principal vessels, this fuct may be di-
Down in the hull of the Blake, the
ship which carries the British admiral,
beneath the feet of the big chested en-
gines, and beneath the thick soles of the
red faced tooting Marine band, there
lay yesterday afternoon 800 tons of powe
der. The American man, who, as a
boy, put four fingers of inferior powder
into an old gun to kill a rabbitand tnen
got knocked onto his back by the mere
kick of that homeopathic dose, may be
able to form some conception of the load
which the Blake is carrying around in
her iron flanks, Everyone of the thir-
five ships are loaded up with death and
destruction in proportion.
PRELIMINARY SIGNAL GIVEN.
It was shortly after 9 o’clock when
Admiral Gherardi’s flagship made the
preliminary signal to betake anchor and
fall into line. They parted to the bar-
bor in two columns, the port column
led by the Philadelphia and the star-
board column by the British cruiser
Blake. Most of the fureign ships were
in the starboard column nearest the
New York shore.
As the noble Philadelphia pointed
her way toward the city, and 1t was
seen that the great pageant bad then
started, tug and steamer whistles broke
forth with screaming, and out over the
waters sounded faint cheers of the thous
ands who blackened the shore of the
islands. Then came the Newark, flying
at the foremast the white pernant, with
s red cross, showing that she was on
guard for the day, ber low bow making
her distinet from the others, and the
San Francisco was next.
The naval academy boat, Bancroft,
was trim and taut as she sailed along
next, and the Bennington steamed along
a little too close to her leader for per-
fect formation. The last of the first
division was the Baltimore. The Chi-
cago led the second division of the port
columns, with Rear Admiral Walters’
flag, with two blue stars, flying from
her main. Then came the Yorktown,
followed by the crack cruiser cf the
Pacific coast, the Charleston ; the Ve-
suvius next, with her three dynamite
guns shining in the sunlight, while the
Concord brought up the rear of the
EQUALIZED THE COLUMN.
In order to equalize the two columns,
Rear Admiral Gherardi took the three
German and Dutch ships into his col-
umn, and the Kaiserin Augusta led the
way. The Seadler and Van Spevk fol-
lowed in the port column. In the
meantime the British cruiser Blake had
fallen into a position with the B'
vice admiral, Sir John Hopkins, wait. |
ing to give the order to proceed. As
soon as the Philadelphia got abreast of
him, Vice Admiral Hopkins signalled
to the starboard column to move, and
the nose of the Blake was pointed north- |
ward, and about 300 yards distant from
Behind her came the Magicienna,
Tarts, and Australia, and they were fol-
lowed by the Russian General Admiral,
Next in order were the French war-
ships. Arethuse, Jean Bart and Hus-
sard. Next the Italian ship Etna and
her companion, the Giovanna Bausan.
while the Brazilians, led by Aquidaban,
brought up the rear of the port squad-
ron. The Aquidaban was the only full-
armed line-of-battle ship in the squad-
START MADE PROMPTLY.
The start was made so promptly at
9.45 that thousands of spectators who
had gathered to witness the spectacle
from the Nevisink and Fort Wards-
worth and other points of vantage on
Staten Island, had hardly taken up,
position before the guns of Forts
Hamilton and Wardsworth boomed
welcome to the advancirg fieet. Steam-
ing neck and neck, the two admirals
and their flagships leading the way, set
the pace at the rate of between eight
and nine knots an hour,
A brisk breeze churned the waters
into white-capped breakers, but the
magnificent ships glided along so
smoothly that their motions seemed
scarcely perceptible. A cable and a
halt length (300 yards) separated each
ship from the others, and this distance
was maintained with absolute precision.
The rear was brought up by four reve-
No vessels of any kind were allowed
to cut through the line. The ships
steamed up the river until the Philadel-
phia and Blake reached a point opposite
the statue, when the signal was given to
anchor. The entire water front was
lined with people, and the water crafts’
steam whistles were blown continuously
from the time the fleet entered the
North river until the last vessel dropped
Final Preparation for New York's Great Event
—Men Who Will Ac as Escorts.—New York's
Comptroller, President of the Board of Alder-
men and Corporation Counsel Will Have
Charge of the President During the Festivities.
NEw York, April 28.— Preparations
for the land celebration have all been
completed. The only government for-
ces in the land parade will be tha 1,200
marines and sailors from the fleet in the
harbor. The interior of the Maritine
Exchange is beautifully decorated with
flags of all nations in anticipation of the
visit of the foreign officers.
Mayor Gilroy and his wife will re-
ceive the guests at the Columbian ball
to be held in Madison Square Garden
At a little distance in the rear of the
mayor the committee of one hundred
and the honory committee, with their
ladies, have arranged to participate in
the ceremonial of the reception. An
escort of one hundred of the naval re-
serve will meet each specially distin-
guished guest on his arrival, and each
name will be announced by the chair-
man. Bugles will announce the arrival
of the president. “dail to the Chief”
will be played as he enters the garden.
The following special committees and
escorts have been appointed.
To Escort the President—Comptroll-
er of New York, president of board of
aldermen and corporation counsel.
To Escort the Cabinet —Hon. Ben-
jamin F. Tracy, with aides.
To Escort Judges of the Supreme
Court—Hon. William M. Evarts, with
To Escort the Governor of New York
—General Louis Fitzgerald, General
James Cavanaugh, Colonel Francis V.
To Escort the Governor of Illinois—
Hon. Franklin Edson, Colonel Daniel
Appleton, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen
To Hscort the Columbus Descendants
—General Horace Porter, Cornelius N.
Bliss, John Austin Stevens. :
Hon. Edward W. Cooper and Hon.
Chauncey M. Depew will escort the
vice admirals commanding the British
and Russian fleets, respectively. The
rear admirals commanding the French,
Ttalian, Spanish, Brazilian and Argen-
tine fleet will be respectively escorted
by Hon. Whitelaw Reid, Hon. Abram
S. Hewitt. Hon. Perry Belmont, Hon.
Seth Low and Hon. Jobn Bigelow.
Hon. Charles 8. Fairchild will escort
the captain ccmmanding the German
fleet and Hon. Krederick Da Peyster,
the captain commanding the Nether-
Rear Admiral Gherardi, commanding
the United States fieet, will be escoited
by Hon. William R. Grace.
Hon. Hugh J. Grant will be the es-
cort of Rear Admiral Benham, United
States navy, and Rear Admiral Walker,
United States navy, will be escorted by
Hon, Samuel D. Babcock.
Many Deaths Result From a Terrific
Oklahoma Was Thus Visited—From Kansas City
a Dispatch Comes Bearing the News That Thir-
ty People Had Been Killed by the Fury of the
Tornado, Ete., Etc.—Sixty-two People Were
GurHRIE, OT., April 26.—A cyclone
passed over Oklahoma yesterday alter-
noon which did considerable damage
and was followed by a second one last
night which resulted in great loss of
life and property.
TWO DISTINCT OYCLONES, A CLOUD BURST
AND A HAILSTORM DO MUCH DAMAGE.
Oxragoya City, O. T., April 26.—
Two distinct cyclones, a terrific hail
storm and a water spout, combined to
wreck awful destruction in the newly
built town in Oklahoma last night. It
is reported that sixty-two lives
were sacrificed. It is positive that for-
ty were killed, while several were fat.
ally and scores seriously injured. The
damage to property is inestimable,
The names of the victims as far as
known are: Rev. J. M. Corn, Mr. and
Mrs. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Miss
Ella Jerry and Frank Banks, John
O'Connor, wite, two sons and three
daughters, and the whole family of a
Mr. Johnson, consisting of five persons.
The first sigus of the impending dan-
ger were seen yesterday noon in a pall
of black clouds overshadowing the
northwest for miles around, while fur-
ther away tothe west rushing across the
horizon could be seen the cyclone.
Men left their business places and hur-
ried to their homes where all who
could quickly sought the cyclone caves.
At 7:30 o'clock the monster from the
west reached its antagoni=i i:
west, and with their com t
swooped down on the tows of
Houses with precious lives we
up and carried before the un;
great trees were twisted of
and fences and everything in its path
laid low. Passing along for eight
miles it struck the town of Norman,
where the damage was repeated, and
then on the Downes at Keokule Falls,
and through Potawatomic couuty,
where hundreds of duilars worth of
property were demolished,
The house of J. O'Conner, near
Moore, was destroyed aud 'Counor
and his wile and three eniliren and
five neighbors who had songs shelter
in the building were crushed 10 death.
The frame house of Joh Banks was
tore to pieces and he was killed while
others of his family of six were badly
injared, three of the children and Mrs.
Banks fatally. The home of Henry
Dyer was demolished.
West of Norman eight hcives were
domolished and five people Ladly in.
jared. East of the stricken town three
men and two women w killed,
Around Forman, after the lone. a
fearful hail started in and after it a vi-
olent rain storm.
As soon as it was light enough the
men got quickly to work aod com-
menced the rescue, The poor victims
who had been imprisoned all night
were carefully carried to improvised
hospitals. But few saved more than
what they had on their backs, Help
from neighboring towns saon arrived
and before night fell, something like.
comfort was provided. Kverything,
however, is in confusion and it will be
impossible to gain a correct list of the
casunalities before to-morrow.
In Payne county, fifty miles north
and near the territory line, a water
spout struck the place about the same
time as did the cyclone and though it
is known that several houses were
swept away, it is not known whether
or not any lives were lost.
A TOWN NEARLY DESTRGYED.
LirrLe Rock, Ark., April 26.—A ter-
rific cyclone almost wiped out of exist.
ence the little town of Jensen. in Se
basantan county, last night. Nine
buldirgs were demolished, four freight
cars were blown (rom the track and a
portion of the Frisco depot was carried
away. One man and a child were ser-
THIRTY LIVES LOST.
Kansas Crry, Mo., April 26.—A
special from Guthrie, 0. T., says Nor-
man, south of this city was destroyed
by a cyclone at 7 o'clock last evening
and some thirty lives were lost and a
large amount of property destroyed,
KILLED, 32 ; INJURED, 25.
GurHarig, Ok., April 26.-~The num-
ber killed by the cyclone at Norman
was 32; injured, 25.
The Souvenir Quarter Dollar.
WasniNaron, April 24.—The direc-
tor of the mint, with the approval of
Secretary Carlisle, has determined on
the designs for the souvenir quarter
dollar and to-day forwarded to the
board of lady mauagers, for their opin-
ion, two models of the head of Isabei-
la, which will appear on the face of
the coin, oue representing her as a
young queen, a very beautiful profile,
and the other as a mature queen, a
front face. The secretary and director
prefer the profile view, but will be gov-
erned somewhat by the choice of the
lady board of managers. The design
for the reverse will consist of a very
beautiful figure of a woman, kneeling,
folding a distaff, unwinding flax, em-
blematic ot woman’s industry. The
lettering on the reverse will be *‘Board
of Lady Managers” above and aronnd
the figure, and below the words ¢Co-
lambian Quarter Dollar.” Oa the
face the lettering will be “United States
of America, 1893.”
Prisoners Jump From a Train,
Clever Escape of Two Men From a Deputy Sher-
New Yorxg, April 25.—Two prison-
ers, who were being conveyed from
Peekskill to Sing Sing on the
11,30 o'clock train this morning
by Deputy Pugsley, over the New
York Central and Hudson River Rail
road, made a break for liberty and es-
One of the prisoners asked Pugsley
where he could get a drink of water.
The Deputy told him in the forward
part of the car. Assoon as he got to
the door he ran out on the platform and
jumped from the end of the car. Pugs-
ley made a rush for his man, but the
conductor thinking Pugsley was one of
the prisoners seized him. In the mean-
time the other prisoner jumped off the
rear end of the car.
Wife Poisoner Harris Refuses to Walk Out of
Sis Sing, Apnl 21.— Murderers
Pallister and Rohle blinded tlie keeper's
eyes last night with pepper and escaped.
Harris, the convicted wife poisoner, who
is now awaiting electrocution, could
have escaped but refused. Scuttle and
Osmond, two other prisoners, also re-
fused to regain their freedom in that
Pattison as a College President.
CHESTER, April 24.--Governor Rob-
ert K. Pattison is recommended by the
board of trustees of the Pennsylvania
Military college for president of that in-
stitution, to succeed the late General
Crawford. The governor has consented
to take the position, and he will un-
doubtly be the next president of the
Dr. Buchanan Found Guilty.
New York, April 26.—Dr. Robert
W. Buchanan who has been on trial for
the past few weeks charged with the
poisoning of his wife was found guilty
to-night of murder in the first degree.
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