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Disaster And Death

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Arlington, Ga., March 23.- Bvery heart ín Calhoun county is wrung with anguish. An awful cyclone swept down opon this little place yesterday and actomplished a work of horror that v.ill never be forgotten in the community. 'The bodies of eight children have been taken from the ruins of the Arlington Academy, and about a dozen others wlll Ue. Thlrty-five children and two teachers went down in the wreek of the iuilding. The Arlington academy lay ilrectly in the path of the storm. It was knocked into a great heap, and the work of death was done even before the danger was realized. The structure was smashed into kindling wood, and the broken timbers and dead bodies mixed together in sickening confusión. Eight of the Chlldren Dead. The death list so far as known Is: Alice Putriam, Claude Roberts, Ollie Paramore, Willie McMurria, Genie Butler, Maud Johnson, Mary Wellons and Kenneth Boynton. The two teachers, Professors Covington and Walker, have teen removed from the ruins terribly ïiurt. Walker, it is thought, wlU die. Nearly every home in the community tas been blighted by the storm's cruel -work. Men and women stand about ■wringing their hands and weeping for their children, utterly paralyzed for a time and unable to rescue the injured er recover the dead. The wounded are: Ernest Weltons, leg broken; Dudley KIHebrew, both legs fcroken; Professor W. A. Covington, internal injuries, will die; Alton Carter, leg broken; Ethel Carter, internal injuires, will die; Ben McMurray, head crushed, wlll die; Bettie Parramore, arm broken and hurt internally; Nola Roberts, shoulders dislocated; Simon Sanders, leg broken, hurt internally, wlll die; George Riley, arm broken, hurt internally; Clara Thighpen.arms broken, hurt internally, will die. PITIAHLE SCÈNE AT THE AVRECK. Mothers Clasp Tlicir Bleedlng Llttle Ones toTheir Anns - Othor Deatlis. The scènes around the building were most heartrending as mothers clasped the forms of their loved children, in their arms, heeding not their bloody and mangled condition. The rain began to pour dwn in torrents as soon as the wind passed off, and the 500 people were drenched to the skin while clearing away the wreek. Some remarkable eseapes were related. One little girl almost suffocated to death for want of air was lying under three of her dead companions, whose bodies had formed a ■Jutter which had saved her from the seterity of the blow3 of falling debris. Along the banks of the Chattahoochie river up from Appalachicola there is but one story of death and destruction. The storm came from the Gulf of Mexico, forming on the western side, and entering the Appalachicola valley traversed its confluent streams to their source. The Appalachicola is formed ty the conjunction of the Chattahoochie and the Flint, the first of which up to West Point forma the state boundary Une between Georgia and Alabama, and ' the second diverges northeasterly inte the heart of Georgia. It was in the tongue of territory within this outline that the force of the storm was spent, and most of it is inaccessible to telegraph communication and details are " hard to obtain. From Henry county, Ala., around, Abbeville. there come stories of death and wreek, but no ñames have been received. A family of five is reported killed near Geneva. A second disaster, that of floods, is now upon the country. The rivers and creeks areswellingwith the rainfall, which almost resembles eloudburst. On both sides of the tahoochie south of this place the flelds are overflowed, destroying all the winter work of preparation, carrying away outhouses and cabins, and floating off stook so that it can never be recovered. Late last night news came in of the drowning of a family of eight persons on the Alabama side of the river in Henry county. Richard Manson, with lis wife and six children, lived inacabin on the river bank at the crossing of the Central railroad from Columbia. The water rushed in, surrounding the cabin. In vain efforts to extricate themselves all were lost. THREE DKOWNED IN THE FLOOD, Wisconsiu Farmer' Wagon C'apsized in a Kupid Current. taCrosse, Wis., March 23.- The flrst fatality as a result of the floods in this section of the country occurred Sunday night in Lew's valley, a few miles from this place. Barnard Koch, a farmer Hving in the valley; his wife, and his 'örother-in-law, John Herman, were the vitetims. At the time of the accident the three were driving from the Koch iarm, their destination being Leon, Mcnroe county. Two miles east of Bangor they encountered a rapid freshet caused by the rain and melting snow. Koeh endeavored to turn, and in doing so the wagon capsized and the occupants were drowned. Their bbdies have not yet been recovered. The country round about here is filled with auch freshets as caused the death of the tiiree mentioned above, but until this case no serious damage or loss oL liLe had occurred. Tiro Men Fataly Burned. Huntington, Ind., March 23. - Fire at tüe town of Andrews, this county, deatroyed four business blocks and one dwelling. Walter Reeves and James Olive were so badly burned that they ean scarcely recover. Trannvaal liaid Inquiry. London, March 24.- The Transvaal raid inquiry was continued yesterday, Hon. W. P. Schreiner again being exammcd. He denied that the Boers were animated by hostllity to Cecil Rhodes. Chamberlain's questions tnroughout were strongly critical oL President Kruser's government. Seismic Tremol in Illinois. Vandalia, Ills., March 24.- A sslig-ht earthquake shock was feit in this vicinity Monday night shortly before 10 o'clock. The vibration was trom west to cast.


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