STORM DAMAGE ALONG THE MIDWAY.
Reckoning After the Tempest Shows Many Dilapidated Tents and Signs.
The Storm of Thursday night was the most severe of the season, according to the automatic instruments at the Weather Bureau exhibit. Rain commenced falling at 8:10 p.m., and between 8:14 and 8:26 one-fifth of an inch fell, being at the rate of 2.50 inches an hour, while from 8:15 to 8:18 it fell at the rate of six inches an hour. At 8:10 the wind blew at the rate of sixty-six miles an hour, while the temperature fell 10°.
Considerable damage was done on Midway. At the Indian Village the main tent was blown down and it was not until noon yesterday that it was replaced. The Ferris Wheel kept people in who did not want to go out in the storm and closed the ticket offices, taking those in around twelve times. Two engineers who happened to be in the wheel said they would not take a large sum of money for the experience. At the wheel the weather gauge registered a velocity of sixty-six miles an hour for the wind. The Lapland Village had a great deal of canvas blown away. Forty big stag heads adorned the tent, each with full branching horns, and these fell among the girl performers as the tent went down, but no one was badly bruised. The Laplanders in all the tents were drowned out and had to take refuge in the offices. In Old Vienna some windows were blown in and awnings ruined, but the chief loss was caused by the people who went away in the excitement without paying their bills, it being estimated that the loss was $600.
MORE FRENCH WORKMEN ARRIVE.
They Come to Study the Fair and Are Met by "Tommy" Morgan.
The second delegation of French workmen to the Fair arrived over the Nickel Plate last night. Local labor men were represented by Thomas Morgan and James Linchan, who took charge of the party. The object of the visit is to study the Fair and the methods of American workmen. These Paris delegates are thirty-five in number and each wears a bow of tricolored ribbon in his buttonhole. Each is supplied with $606 by the municipality of Paris for expenses during the few weeks' stay.
M. Laroche is the Secretary and M. Legrand the Treasurer. Laroche is a photographer and Legrand an actor. Each member of the party is to make a report to the Municipal Council in the form of replies to printed questions. There are fifty of these questions printed on linen paper. Remy Larcher is a locksmith and a technical professor at the Diderot School for Artisans in Paris. M Aubrey is a molder, and M. Ouny is a jeweler. M. Musey is a Superintendent of the Street Cleaning Bureau of Paris.
Counselor Judel Pleased with the Fair.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept 22.—[Special]— Consul W.C.Fox, returning to this country from his post in Persia, brought with him Max Judel, Royal Commercial Counselor of Brunswick, Germany. In addition to his official duties Counselor Judel is a large manufacturer of railway signals and other safety appliances on railways and he visited this country to take in the World's Fair. As a result of his trip to Chicago he purchased several American inventions, which will be utilized in Germany, and he expressed wonder at the revelations he had witnessed while doing the Columbian Exposition.
Tasteful Present to the President.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept 22.—A huge bouquet of flowers, accompanied by an elegantly bound address book, was received by the President and Mrs. Cleveland today from the delegates of France and Algiers to the World's Fair, who sent it "with respectful homage" to commemorate their arrival upon American soil Sept. 10. The album is bound in white sealskin and the address is illuminated. Both the President and Mrs. Cleveland were delighted with the tribute and will express their thanks to the givers.
Admiring Lily Flagg.
Many people who visit the stock exhibits at the World's Fair inquire for the "$15,000 Jersey beauty." This famous cow, "Signal's Lily Flagg," goes to C. I. Hood's herd of Jerseys at Lowell, Mass. She holds the world's record and silver cup for the largest amount of butter made in one year, 1,049 pounds and ¼ ounce. She is a beauty, too, and well deserves the above title.
Against the Portable Crematory.
The Finance committee of the City Council, to which was referred the order providing for another perambulating garbage crematory, yesterday inspected the one now in use. Ald. Madden says the committee is united in the decision to have no more built. The Commissioner of Health was authorized by the committee to advertise for ten days for propositions for the construction of stationary crematories, bidders being asked to set their price for the crematory, at what price it would be sold to the city, and at what price garbage would be burned if the device is not sold.
Convent and Caravels.
Two things which are inseparably connected with the career of Columbus. They will be illustrated in colors in the art souvenir given with tomorrow's paper.