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Homes In Ruins

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DE8OLATION AT AKKO.N. Akron, O., May 12.- At 5:30 Saturday evening, in the midst of a very heavy rainfall, thi3 city was struok by the worst tornado, beyond comparison, which has ever been known here. The storm struck the southern part of the city and tore through the Fifth, Fourth and Second wards, doing a tremendous amount of damage. Prof. Egbert, of Buchtel College, who was out in the storm, calculated that it was traveling at the rate of four miles a minute, so that its track of about a mile and a half through this city was traversed in a little more than twenty seconds. It moved in almost a straight line through a well-settled part in the city, and the ground is strewn to-day with splintered house timbera, broken furniture, uprooted trees and leveled barns and outhouses. In a trip over the storm's patn nineteen dwellings were counted that were either ripped into kindling wood or so badly wrecked that they can not be occupied. About seventyfive persons are being sheitered by friends. Of the eighteen persons injurei all will probably recover. Cantos, O., May 13. - The cyclone which wrecked Akron last Saturday night visited Limaville, in the northern part of this county. Six houses were unroofed and others badly wrecked. Amos Hart's wife and daughter are in danger of losing thcir lives from injuries received. A girl baby, aged 18 months, was instantly killed when the crash came. SEVEKAL DEATHS IN MISSOURI. St. Louis, May 12. - Several violent tornadoes have occurred in different parts of Northern Missouri within the last two days, and a large amount of property has been damaged and several persons killed. In Harrison County houses and barns were demolished and a large amount of farm property destroyed. William Wilson and his two small children were blown away with his house and killed and several persons were injured. In Gentry County more than twenty buildings were destroyed and Mrs. Jsathan Green was kilied. Cattle and hogs were killed and a good deal of general farm property and crops greatly injured. Five or six dwellings and several outbuildings were blown away south of Memphis, Mo. Fences were carried away and orchards swept down. but nobody was killed. Jeffkhsox City, Mo., May 12. - A terrific hurricane, accompanied by an extraordinary fall of rain, swept over this city Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The wind blew at a rate of sixty-flve miles an hour and the rain feil in torrents. A large section of the roof of the State-House was blown ofl and the offices below deluged with water. The roof of the penitentiary hospital was blown away, and" much inconvenience to the patients was occasioned. A heavy mass of stone on the top of the rear wall of St. Patrick'S Cathedral was blown down. It crashed - through the roof to the basement below, wrecking the altar. Small houses all over the town were demolished and much damage was done to trees and shrubbery. In the country northeast of here raany barns were demolished and miles of fences leveled to the ground. IN PEXNNVr.VANIA., Pa., May 12.- A terrible cyclone paased over the Southern part oí this county at 5 o'clock Saturday evening. Two people, Noah Jaokson and wife, were killed outright and a number of persons dangerously injured. The storm was general throughout the county, but the track of the cyclone was only about 300 feet wide. Every thing in lts path was demolished, trees were uprooted and houses and barns destroyed. In one instance a house containing an invalid was struck and the bed containing the slok man lifted up bodily and carried out into the yard, where it fetched up against a tree, the man being badly injured. A large number of cattle were killed. The path of the cyclone extonded from near the county line to the Allegheny river. Uu, City, Pa., May 12. - A most destructive cloud-burst and cyclone struck this section about 11 p. m. Saturday. Houses, barns, bridges, oil-well rigs and gas Unes are in ruina At East Sandy, about eight miles from here, the residenoe of William Nunnemaker was blown down, burying the entire family in the ruins. Mr. and Mrs. Nunnemaker are seriously injured and their two children will probably die. The resi dences of Thomas Starr and William Lambertson were destroyed. The Valley railroad also suffered severely. Freijjht train No. 68 struck a landslide at HulFs Siding, and eighteen flat cars were thrown into a ditch. Three hundred feet of track was washed out at Astral, and smaller portions at Hrandon. All mails were delayed twenty hours. Butler, Pa., May 13. - News has beeD received here of the destruction of a dwelling house in Donegal township by the cyclone of Saturday night The building was entirely demolished and its occupants, Jacob Kramer and wife, are fatally injured. Some of the household effects were carried three miles. FATAI.ITIE9 IN KANSAS. Ciianutk, Kan., May 12.- A cyclone struck Cedar Valley, Wilson County, at 4 p. m. Friday. Joseph Wiltsey's house was demolished, his youngest son killed and two other children injured. Next the dwelling of Frank Glidden was destroyed, his wife killed and two other children injured. The dwellings of Peter Pierson, Aleck Russell and the widow Starr were leveled to the ground and Mr. Pierson and wife so badly injured that they are not expected to survíve. A scantling wasdrivencompletely throuyh the body of Mr. Starr. He is still alive, but will die.


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