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IT WAS TEXAS’ WORST STORM.
(Continued from First Page)
WIP J out by tb a*orm. The crow of ■
w orK train brought thin Information.
vvh* the train left the bodle* of (oat
had been recovered amt the
~erch for eahera wo* proceeding
}l< iripatcod. acroaa tho country from
Hrouxehtre, ** alao (really damaged. but
far a* Known no llvaa wore loot
KoMna Paaa baa not born beard from to
day The laat newa anas received from
there yeoteedoy morning and at that time
,1* water was surrounding the old town
( i the put and the wind waa rising and
<tie wave* coming high. From the new
tuern. which la eome dlatanc back, the
ate.r had reached the depot and waa
running through the eireata. The people
were leaving for the high country known
ii the back rtdgc and it to believed that
Two bodies have bean brought in from
S -t'rooke on Galveston bay and seven
teen perron* nrj missing there.
Devfrnrtlon at Itowaloa.
Three perron* were drowned at Morgan's
Point and others are missing. With tha
ex option of tboae of Mrs. Nicholson and
Mr*. Jane Wcodlock. the bodies of the
it'.id have not yet been Ident tiled.
In Houston one person was killed—Hen
ry Black, a hackdrlver. The property dam
ire la great, a conservative estimate plac
ing M at Hit), ooo. The Merchants' and
punters' oil mill was wrecked, entailing
* loss of *40.000. Tha Dickson Car Wheel
Works suffered lo tha eitert of lIC.OW.
Tn* hlg Masonic Temple, which la the
of the Grand Lodge of the state,
was partly wrecked. Neatly every church
in the city was damaged. The First Bap
tist. Southern MeChodtat and Trinity
M-thodlat. the latter a negro church, will
have to be rebuilt before they can be used
stain. Many houses were unroofed. The
residence portion of tha town presents a
dl.apllald appearance, but the demage In
title para of the city has not been so
rrset as tn some others. The streets are
ilmost impassable because of the litter of
(hide trees, fences, telephone wires and
poles. Much damage was done to window
glass and furniture. Many narrow escapes
Another train has left here tor Galves
ton making the third to-day. The two
pr- edlng ones have not been beard from
s* all wires are prostrated.
MiSV TOWNS DESTROYED.
trrrrn Pfri Are Kiowa to Hm
Rrrn Klllnl at Atvtn.
Houston, Tf., 8* pi I.— Meager report!
r arriving here from the country be
tveen Houston end Oalveston, alone the
line of the Santa F* Railroad.
The tornado war the moat destructive
a the history of the Mate.
The town of Alvin I* reported to be prac
tically demolished. Hitchcock has suffer
ed severely from the storm, while the lit
tle town of Alta Lome la reported without
i house standing The lown of Pearl has
lost ore-half of Its buildings.
U B. Carlton, president of the Business
League of Alvin, and a prominent mer
chant there, reports that not a building Is
left standing In the town, either residence
or business. Stocks of goods and bouse
hi mat tire ore ruined and crops are a total
Alvin la a town of shout 1.300 Inhabit
ants Seven persons were killed In and
near the loom. They are:
Mrs. Fralher, killed In Santa Fe Rail
road wreck; J. M. Johnson; Mrs. J. if.
Johnson; sister of Mrs. Johnson, name
not known; 8. O. Lewis; John Qiaspy; a
boy named Richardson.
The Santa Fe train, which left hare at
7:i5 Saturday night, was wrecked at a
point shout two miles north of Alvin.
Mrs Prather of Rosenberg. Tea., wos
killed and several were Injured. The train
was running slowly when it encountered
the heavy storm. It la reported that the
train was Uterally lifted from the track.
Mrs Prather was thrown across the car
and half way through a window. When
the car was reached U was found that
her head had been under water and she
Among the Injured are A. J. Coodtt of
Houston, R. C. Henderson of Houston.
Engineer Jack Martin, badly hurt about
cheat and leg; Fireman Thomas Doyle.
Conductor M H. Donnelly.
Several other paxeengci a were slightly
TUB WIRES ARK ALL DOWS.
Horst Remove Come From Galveston
to 9t. Loots.
St. louts. Sept The olllre of the
Western Union Telegraph Company In
this city Is heoleged by thousands of en
quirers as to the extent of the storm that
cut off Galveston, Tex., from coramunl
.etion with the rest of the world y ester
Humors of the most dire nature come
from thet part rjf Texas, some of them
even Intimating that Galveston hss been
entirely wrecked and that the bay Is eov
' r *d with the dead bodies of Us resl
Mothlng definite can be leeraod. how
ever. as the Oolf city ts entirety Isolaled.
r t even railroad train# bring able to
All the telegraph art re* to Galveston
" r * mine south of Houston and to accen
tha serious condition of affart It la
the cable lines between Galveston
"te* Tampico and Coatsaeoatcoa. Mexi
co. are severed, at host no communication
,v er them Is poasthls at the present time.
The Western Union has a large number
of telegraph operators and linemen walt
in * Houston to go to Galveston, but
I* I* Impoeettda to get them there.
*l present a sorer* storm of wind and
rain prevails around Dallas, but the wire*
are slUl working to lhal point San An
tonio Is being reached by El Faro, In the
extreme southwestern portion of the
state, a procedure made necessary by the
prevailing storm which centers around
DEATH AND I>KM MI CTION
Houston Tells tlarr*.nlag Tales of
ftform Ntrlrkrn ftFrilni.
Houston. Tex., Kept 9- A tram came In
on the Columbia Tap Railroad this after
noon and tu craw tell a story of death
end desolation throughout the country
through which they passed.
Conductor Ferguson stales lhai houses,
barns, crops and orchards have been de.
strayed and great damage has been done,
A. L. Kobe*, postal clerk, reported that
at Oyster Creek the train crew and pas
senger* heard cries coming out of a mates
of debrta Several person# answered the
cries and found a negro woman fattened
under a roof They pulled her out and she
Informed her rescuers that there were
others under tho roof. A further search
resulted In Ibe finding of nlho dead bodias,
all colored perrons.
When ibe train arrived at Angleion, all
the churches, the jail and a number of
houses had been blown down. Three fa
talities are known lo have occurred si
Anglcton. hut the train slopped there
only a few minutes and the number killed
or their names could not be learned.
At Anglcton the conductor decided to
return lo Houston so that the extent of
the damage beyond Angleion Is not
known On the return trip the crew saw
Ihe debris of doxens of demolished houses.
Ai Sandy Point several perrons were
badly Injured, but no fatalities were re
At Areola a family named Wofford bad
(altered In the upper story of their
house. The upper portion of the house
was blown away and Mr. WoCtord'a moth
er was Instantly killed.
Brookshire Was Wiped fiat.
The hurricane was particularly severe
at Brookshire, twenty-aeven miles west
of Houston on tne Missouri, Kansas and
Texas Railroad. Four dead bodies have
been taken from the debrta of wrecked
houars and It la belleved'thai others have
been killed. It U reported that only four
bouses are left standing In Brookahire.
which had a population of *8 persons.
The names of the dead at Brookshire can
not be learned to-night.
Many Killed at Alvla.
Later reports received from Alvtn state
that many perron* were killed there. Elev
eu bodies have been recoverd.
At Sea brook Mrs Jane Woodstock was
killed by a falling house; Mrs. Nicholson
and Louis Broquet were drowned. 8. K.
Mcllhenny, wife and daughter, and Mrs.
Leroy and two children are missing They
are known to have been In their cottages,
which were destroyed. The dead body of
a sailor sat found under a cottage.
At Braaorta six people were klleld by
fulling houses or were drowned last night.
Including Oeorge Duff, son of Hon. J. r.
Judge Duff was himself seriously In
jured Reports state that only the Court
.House and two other buildings are stand
A report from Chenango says that
eight people were killed.
Among the passengers who arrived here
on a relief train from Oalveston ts Ben
W. Dew. an attache of the Southern Pa
clftc. Dew bad been at Virginia Point for
several hours and said 'hat he saw from
ICO fo 130 dead hodleo floating out of the
boach at that place.
Conductor Powers reported that twenty
five corpses had been recovered by the
life saving crew, many of them women;
that tha crew had reported many dead
bodies were floating and they were using
every endeavor to get ihem all out of the
water The water swept across the Isl
and and It Is presumed that most of these
were Oalveston people, though none of
them have been Identified.
Saw Hl* Sons Drown.
One of the refugees who came In the
relief train and who had a sad exoeri
enea was 8 W. Clinton, nn engineer at
tha fertiliser plant at the Galveston
stock yards. Mr. Clinton's family con
sisted of hls wife and six children. When
his bous* was washed away he managed
to get two of hts little boys safely u a
raft and with Ihem drifted helplessly
about. Hls raft collided with wreckage
of every description and was split lr. two.
and he was forced to witness the drown
tng of hts sons, being unable to help them
In any way. Mr. Cltnlon aays parts of the
city were seething masses of water.
Mr. Jennings, a Ski ter by trade, got to
the mainland m shout the same manner
as Clinton After losing hls wife he s*e
out and by swimming and drifting around
reached the mainland.
William Smith, a boy about 1* years old,
whose home St In Wool Texas, had a nar
row escape Young Smith was bloom off
the docks and cams aohore in the drift
wood. Despite the tßfflculty he experi
enced in keeping aflowt be held out to
the end and reached the shore safe and
A. England and hl wife of Texas City,
who ware on th e relief Irwin, report that
the whole of that lown Is blown sway
and a number of lives were lost. There
were six women known to Mr. England
who were drowned and he Is satisfied that
many others k>*t their Uvea.
Ilsstas* In Interior Towns.
At Walter, half the houses In the town
were demolished. The South Texas Bap
tist College la badly damaged and the
school house Is a wreck.
Not a house In the town ChappcH Htll
escaped damage nnd many were demolish
ed. Business house# also suffered and a
line gin Is a complete wreck.
At Penliam the Court House was nearly
wrecked and the City HaH completely so.
Every business house nnd residence suffer
ed to a greater or lass extent. The Are
apparatus Is under the ruins of Ihe CTty
Hall and guard Is maintained for lire duty.
At Ounloo. stores were unroofed and res
idences destroyed. At Rock Island, the
Baptist Church wos totally wrecked, nnd
several residences unroofed.
At Eagle Lake the damage amounts to
pjd.ijgl to the rice and cotton crops nnd
At Attalr. fruit trees were blown out
of the ground and rice levelled.
At Rosenberg. In addition to the dam
age to the residences, the Opera Howe
and the Baptist Chur.lt were wr-ehed.
H*v*rs I persons wars Injured, Mrs. Coots,
sn aged lady, fatally Three persons were
killed In or near Ihere. namely. Rev. Mr
Watson. Mrs. L. J. Cantrell and a man
Many bouse* war* unroofed at Lcsieg
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1000.
lon and their content* ruined by the rain,
Forty-two dwelling seal business bouses
were wrecked at WalHs,
At Fulshier nfty houses were biown
down One person was killed near the
town by s felling houee.
In Hardin county a large amount of
timber war blown down and there was
much damage to property at Village MUl*
No damage Was done at Corpus Cbrtstl
ot Hookpott on the lower roast.
At Bohmond three negro* a were killed
by the collapse of a church, and three
others were killed near there.
One also was killed at Booth. No names
Telegraph Mires Hewn Between
Dellas and Uowtk Tessa.
Dallas. Tea., kept . k p. ra -Telegraph
ic commuid.-ation with south Terns* Is cot
off shout 100 miles north of Houston.
I'p to this hour it hs* been Impossible
to obtain reliable news from Galveston
as lo tbs extern of the hurricane |n that
section. Rumors of dire disaster ore Hy
ing thick and fast without being in any
way authenticated. All that Is known ia
that the disaster has occurred but Its ex
tent Is not known.
The last wire the Western Union had to
Houston went down at 1 :S0 this morning.
This wire was used oy the Associated
Prase and was working so had at that
hour that whatever informs' toe Houston
had to Impart could not be made out.
The stoim center is rapidly approaching
northern Texas and its fury has destroy
ed all telegraph tinea In Me pith, doing
vast damage and killing people In scatter
The cyclone has demolished a part ot
the towu of Smltbviile. on the Mteeourt
Kansas and Texas KnHway. A number of
Ivikui were reported killed. The rail
road and telegraph companies have gang*
end wrecking trains out attempting to
work their way south, but the itercenese
of the storm make* it Impossible for them
to gain any headway, as (they have to
seek shelter In onler to save their live*.
The conditions at Galveston and Houston
are undoubtedly grave.
The four Immense bridges, from four to
six miles each, in length, connecting Gal
vceton with th* mainland are either
wholly or partially destroyed.
The storm at Temple was severe and
fears are entertained lhal the city ia bad
ly wrecked. The railroad officials say It
1* Impossible to move trains south of
I'ourtney. Korthtiound trains from Hous
tlon last night were from tlftesn to eigh
teen hours late.
A private message from San Antonio
states that a serious disaster occurred
at Corpus t'hrlarl. Rockport and other
coast towns, the nature of which cannot
A bulletin from Smlthvllle at noon
states that the grain elevators and other
large buildings at Galveston had been
washed Into the bay.
All Ihe railroads southward from Del
ias at noon Issued a bulletin Instructing
their agents to discontinue the sale of
tickets or accepting freight for the south
uotll further orders. AU the efforts to
reach Sabine Paaa and Port Arthur have
Without attempting to recite any of the
vii/tou# disastrous rumors the conserva
tive opinion la that ths situation at Gsd
vrstan is extremely grave, with no possi
ble hope of news from that arction for
many hours to com*.
WRECK! OF THAIS! REPORTED.
Another Story of Horrible Devasta
tion al Galveston.
New Orleans, Sept. A apeclat from
Houston, Tex., says:
In the relief train which Conductor Pow
ers brought In from Virginia Point to
night was hls own son. who lay In the
baggage coach a corpse Powers was In
the employ of the G. H. and H. Com
pany at Virginia Point, as baggage
watchman and wss 26 years of ago. He
had dintinguishad himself as a life saver
at Texas City and had worked diligently
on the work of rescuing people.
inductor Powers reports that the two
freight trains, one on Ihe I. A O. N., tbe
other on Ihe M.. K * T. which left
Houston si Saturday morning, ar
rived at Virginia Point In safety, but
could get no further than that point. In
the elorra Saturday they wrer- both over
turned and the cars were washed entirely
off Ihe right-of-way, the crews es
caped and they set about at once In the
work of rescuing people who lived Ihere.
Up lo this afternoon they had recovered
twenty-live bodies, ten of whom were
women, and ihe work wss still going on.
Mr. A. O. Roeestng. a contractor who
lives to the Brlmer addition, came In from
Genoa, where he has been constructing a
school building and reports that every
building in Ihe town was blown .lown and
made a total wrack, with but one or two
possible exceptions He stated that tbe
people Ihere are in destitute circumstances
for ths most part and ore really In need
of help from the people in Houston.
Another story From Ualvealoa.
Mr. Joyce, another refugee from Qal
vearon makes the following statement:
"The wind was blow.ng Saturday af
ternoon and night al about 73 mlies an
hour, blowing the wnter In Ihe Oulf. and
completely covering tbe etty. The people
of Galveston did not lliink It was much
•t first and kept within their houses, con
sequently when the wind began blowing
as It did and the water dashed agatnat
Ihe houses, completely demolishing them,
many I via arete hot. I have no Idea bow
many lives were lost, hut think there will
be several thousand deaths reported, be
sides many people we know nothing
••I was In the storm which struck Gal
veston In 1*75. but that one, had ae II *•,
was nothing In comparison with Satur
day's. II will be hard lo tell bow much
damage was done In the city, hut It will
br something terrible. Tha Gulf and bay
were full of wreckage of every deecr-p
--• ion. and It seem* as If every trams bouse
In the town mint have been Mown down
and knocked to pieces. Judging from tbe
amount Of driftwood that there la float
Ing about lam going hack lo Oalveston
as soon as I can find my sleser'e body
and thet of tier children, and shall find
Ihem If 1 have lo walk all over the Miami
to do It.
STORM STOPPED TH.AFFIC.
hi son lining In Look After Opening
I p the Santa Fe Road.
Chicago. Sept. * —W. C. Nixon, general
superintendent ef the Gulf. Colorado and ,
t* trim •)
Doe* your head ache ?Pain back of j
your eyes ? Bad fame in your mouth ? J
If* your liver! Aver’* Pill* are
liver pills. They cure constipation, I
headache, dyspepsia, and all liver
complaint*. 2Sc. All drugging. |
Wssl fMir mouitack* or lror-1* bsevuiuT*}
buckinghJms dye (jute.
'* •>' —wy • • ■•>_ <w „ |
Santa Fe Railway, of which Galveston Is
a terminal, who has been visiting In Chi
cago. Ml to-night for Texas to asslat tn
restoring traffic oa his road, rut short by
the destructive storm which swept the
Telegrams were received by Mr Nixon,
before leaving for the South, saying that
the last passenger train left Galveston
Saturday morning on the Santa Fe Sys
tran Slnoe then traffic had been mtlrsly
Mr Nixon was gristly worried that
nothing had been heard from passenger
train No 1, which was due tn Galveston
on Saturday night at * o'clock. It wits
last reported at n small station, forty
miles north on the mainland, and up to
late to-night nothing had been heard of
It. Mr. Nison believes the train waa
taught by th* hurricane and was wreck
ed .Ither on the mainland near the Gulf
or on the bridge.
Assistant hupeitntervbnt W 11. Scott,
located at Temple, aso Informed Mr
Nixon that the storm * headed north,
raging all the way to Alvin. 300 miles
north of Galvea oil The huirlean* blew
so violently that all the repair and rotter
trains sent to Galveston by Mr Bcolt had
to turn back and wait until Ihs fury of
(he gal* had subsided.
AT NADINE AND SABINE PAM.
Graves! Fears Eatrrtalned fer the
Safety of Residents.
Beaumont. Tax., Hrpt .-Th* gravest
foars gre entertained here for the safety
of the res.dents of Sabine and Sabine
Reports of th# storm's flercencs# at Sa
bine have bran circulated about the cltv
all day and definite new* Is scarce. At th*
dlrpaicheps office of the Sabine and East
Texas road. It 1* learned that the last
dispatch from the operator at Babin# (th*
new town), reporttd ol that rim* that
the water w-as eurroundtng the depot and
washing over the railroad track. He said
people were leaving in crowds for the
back ridge The wind's velocity wo* in
creasing snd the water rising.
Th* operator at Sabine Pass (th# old
town) reported substantially as the other
operator. He mN that th* track north
ward had been washed away, that resi
dents were leaving for the ridge In water
waist deep and that the storm was grow
ing (Greer. Since that sltne he has not
been heard from.
A passenger ttsln returned this after
noon, having reached a point a quarter of
n mil* from the old town, wrhere the track
was washed away from there on The de
pot agent a* Sabin* Pass waded snd swim
out to the train but could give no derail*
of Ibe damage. He had not left hi* office
but he thought that no lives had been
loot. From th# train people could be seen
w tiling about In the water which seemed
to be from two to four feet deep.
This county's greatest damage will be
to lb* lice crop. No report ran be obtained
from the country, but several large plant
ers In the city estimate that the standing
rice will be a total la**. Some farmers
have cut nearly the entire crop and thus
saved H while others have just begun cut
ting. Gf U.WH acres belonging to the
Beaumont Irrigation ('omiatny there ha*
been only a few acre* harvested and they
estimate the whole crop a loss. This, how
ever. ie not definite.
Reports from along the (Tulf and Interior
to Bolivar, received last night, are Jk
trosalng. The dispatcher at Bolivar wired
that the waves were running very high,
ills office and the yard tracks of the Gull
and Interstate Railway were coraptvtdy
submerged and he waa expecting to be
washed out to aea any moment.
REPORT! OE LO!! OP LIFE.
salilne Pace and Other Paints Prob
Dallas, Tex.. B*pt. A special to th*
News from New Orleans says;
A Tlmee-Democrat special from Port
Eads, In South Pass, say* that tho storm
waa most violent and (hat several Uvea
were loet off Bout h west Poo*. Tho lug
Monarch, lowing alx barges from flabln*
Pose to Fernandina, broke her tiller
Thursday, anchored Ihe barges and pro
ceeded lo South Paa* for repairs. UhOi
waa caugM.by the storm and when she
went out to-day to 'ook for ibe barges no
traco of them could be fouod or of the
The water was waist deep over the
shores of South Puss and moat of the
population took shelter In the IlgMhouse.
A special from Beaumont. Tex., eayx: ]
"Reports from Port Arthur gave that
point ax safe. Nothing definite can be
learned from Babins Pa ml
"The loss of life and properly, however,
la lbought to be frightful Telegraph and
telephone rommunlcailon Is lost.
"Patton, Koilovtr and Winnipeg, on Ihe
Gulf and Interstate Railway, are reported
as under water and people here are anx
iously swatting n* ws from tbe storm
‘The heavy rain* struck this lown yes
terday evening, and continued wltk ter
rific force throughout the night and all
of to-day. At daybreak this morning a
negro we* found dead In the colie of *a
electric light wire In tho business canter
of the lown. A number of houses have
been unroofed and moved from the foun
dations. Tbe lo** oa building* and house
hoM effaota Is known to be considerable,
while lha lose on th* efferaon coxmiy
.-top* It estimated al from to ISN -
DAMAGE AMR NEW ONLBAXfI.
Hire Planter* on the Mlealsalppl
Will Loer gian.nyxi.
How Or leans, flap!. A-A Dip over the j
arorm-afiiken section atone the Mississip
pi river, starring some thirty mile* below
the city, and raachlna to the Gulf, show*
a damage of about one hundred thousand
dollar* to the rice crop.
Truck farms poultry, cattle and other
damage will double th* amount The
river rose six feet during the storm sud
flooded (he aerlkm.
The disabled steamer Otrri was towed
into Pori Eads this evening, all well.
FORT ARTlit N I Hint M ATF.It.
A Dredge Root AVas AA reeked and
Several l ive* Loot.
Memphis, Sepi, —A specl*l to the Com
mercial-Appeal from New Orleans say*
A dispatch from HI Charier, La., statm
lhal passenger* from Port Arthur. Tex,,
report that town (our feat under water.
One of the New York Dredgw Company's
hoots waa wracked and several lives wore
At Morgan City ronoldrrable damage
wo* done to the rood and bridges by a
boat being blown Into it.
HOW GALVESTON IS SITUATED.
t ondltlon of People May Me Horrible
Indianapolis. Tnd . Bept —D. B Clark
son of Galveston, whose family Is prob
ably swipt away, wa an sni nw Inquirer
at Associated Press headquarters lo
ll* hi Hpraklug of the sunken city. Its
location, population, business Interest#,
and former do id* that have swept over
the city, he said:
“Galtrreton Is stluatrd on an Island ex
tending east and west for twenty-seven
mllea. and I* seven miles In Its greatest
width north and south No rity could be
In greater danger with such a horrible
vlrliation aa has now come to Galveston
In no part of th* city with It* (MOO popu
lation, la It more than alx feet above the
aea lavel. Th* flat condition not only
point* to the drapersle situation of the
people al ouch a time a* thle. but their
danger may be considered when It ia
known that exactly where the city is
built ike island la only on* and a quar
ter mile* wide.
“On the bay or north aide of ih* city.
Is the commercial section with wharves
stretching along for nearly two miles,
lined with eti. de and large storage house*
Then, In ttrat portion of Galveston there
are three elevators, one of I.RXMWn bushels
capacity, one of 1.1N0.0U0 and th* third 750,-
M The leland from Ih* north eld* I* eon
nected with th* mainland by railroad
bridges and lhe longest wagon bridge In
the work], the latter nearly two mile* hi
"In 1(73 th* entire east end of the city
was swept away by Uie tidal wave that
followed a terrific storm that swept the
gulf coaot for three day*. Then th# east
era land on which bunding* etood was lit
erally torn away. The work of replacing
It has since been going on. Fort Points,
which guard* tb* entrance to the harbor
has since been built end on It* parapets
are mounted some of the heaviest roert
defease ordnance. By the force ot the
storm of 1*72 six entire blocks of Ui* city
were swept away.
Wealthy Resilience Serllna.
•‘lt ts on the south side of ihe city, be
ginning wllhm fifty yards of Ihe medium
Oulf tide, that the wealthy realdenl por
tion of the city is located and which wna
the first part of Qalfsaton to be stricken
by the full force of the recent storm and
flood. All of the eastern end of tha oily
must certainly be washed away, and In
this quarter, between Broad and 1 at reel,
some of (he handsomest end most expen
rive residence eelabllshmenie are located.
There was located Ihere on* home which
alone coat the owner over ll.'O).*00 Most
of the residences are of frame, but there
ara many of stone and brick. In the ex
treme eastern end of eho elly there are
many of what we call 'raised cottages.'
They are built on piling and stand from
eight lo ten feet from the ground as a
precaution against floods, It being poeel-
Me for the water to sweep under them.
"The only proteceion tbsi has ever been
provided for the Gulf side of tbs city hss
been two atone breakwaters, but many
times with ordinary storms, coming In
from the Gulf, the high tide water has
been hurled over the low stone-walls right
lo the very door* of Ihe residence* prom
Virginia Point, six mllea from Galveston.
In ordinary conditions of the atmosphere,
the city can V* plainly seen. If II is true
i hot Galveston cannot be now seen from
the Point then fbe condition of the people
In the city must be Indescribably horri
Galveston’s Gee at Wealth.
Concerning the wealth of some of the
principal business quarters of Oalveston.
Mr. Clarkson said:
"Many millions of dollars are Invested
In the wholeaa.e end retail business of
the city. On fltrand street alone Ihere
are ten block* of bui-ineea rsiahllsnmenl*
that represent an Invested capital of 11/7..
fiM.tMl. Market street l> the heavy retail
street, and there In the heart of Ihe flood
ed district, the 10.-see cannot bui reach
way Into the millions The fact, as Indi
cated by ihe dispatches that water Is
standing six feet deep in Ihe Trcmoni Ho
tel furnishes starlllng evidence lo me that
Galveston has been Indeed dreadfully de
vastated. , Tbs hotel la In lha center of ihe
city. For two yearn Galveston did lha
heaviest shipping business In notion and
grain of any Southern city. When 1 was
at home two shiploads of rattle wars leav.
lug (he purl on an average every week."
ItWKPT A LAMBIC AREA.
Haoaen Slow* hewn In Many Places
and Many Lives Lost.
St.. Louis, Sept. A special to the Ro
ruhitc frrgi Austin. Tex . says:
Prom Red river on tbe south, and
throughout the central part of the slate,
Texas has besn storm-swept during the
lasi thirty hours by a hurricane which
lias laid waste property, caused loss of
life and effettualiy blocked all telegraphic
and telephonic * sen mun leaf lon soul# of
here, while Ihe op*rotten of trains has
been seriously handicapped.
Tbe storm mad* rapid Inroads Into Ihe
center of the slat*, stooping long enough
at Houston to damage over half of the
buildings of that city. Advancing Inland,
the storm swept Into Homestead, fifty
miles above Houston, thence to Chapo*ll
Htll. UN miles farihsr than to Branham,
thlity miles farther, wrecking all three
NOTE— 3® prises of Greenbacks and
Go.d will b paid for truthful letters re
garding experience In coffee drinking flee
statement in this pp*r Oct. A headed
"More Boxes of Gold,"
If you miss Ihe paper writs to th*
Peetum Cos., hi Bailie Creek. Mick.
L) |2W | "*1 j |~l O
towns and terrorising tbs i* >pl< beyond
The storm at those point* blew over
quite a number of house* snd severs! pe
isms were killed. Owing to the absence
of lelsaraphh- common (cat km It M diffi
cult tn get kiformaiton frees any of tbs
point* n.imed. but II Is known that the
loss ha* been great.
The cyclonic winds were accompanied
by a heavy rainfall, which served to add
to rim horror ol midnight. Every effort
to secure commutikwtlan with Galveston
has been funk- a* all Ires are down
south of bets. Telegraph and telephone
companies have large forces of men out
trying to rig up wires, but nothing has
I wen heard from them up to to-night, and
It Is not known what progress they have
made In their work.
From Houthweat Texas and points
along the Gulf coast to the city of Gal
veston thv reports continue alarming, and
particularly those concerning Galveston
and Rockport The number of persons
summering at various points along I Its
coast llelilna have not been heard from.
Th* .rattan crop ha* been nearly ruined,
as ihe storm swept the cotton bait of the
state, and reports (ram ail available Sve
tlans are to th* effect that the crop*
have been swept as clean of Its fruit as
though by the hand of mm, and will be
almost a total lose
M lltltlAEH NOHLK ASMOKE.
hhe Seems to Have Brea Abandoned
as There Are no sign# of Life.
Sebastian, Fla . Sept •.—The three
masted schooner May K. Nobis of Bath,
is aground a quarter of a mile off shore,
two mile* south of Hehastlan Hhe seems
to be abandoned, as there la no appearance
of life on board. Hit* will be boarded
from sgiorc as soon a* the aea fall* suf
ficiently for oafeiy.
Steamer la IHetreee.
New Orleans. Kept The Norwegian
steamer Ulstetn. ('apt Aarovotd. arrived
from Puerto t'ortea to-day alter a terri
ble barite with wind and wave. The 11*-
steln reports that the steamer Joseph
CHeri. Jr . with her rudder poet gone, la
anchored about forty miles south of
Houthweat Paaa A towboat has been
sent lo th# relief of th# disabled *tearner
Fast Train Wrecked.
Dallas, Tex. ep(. .-Tb# Missouri.
Kansas and Tessa northbound flyer |a re
ported wrecked neat Snyera.
Th# wreck occurred al ItdO rht* morn
ing. Oue passenger wa* Injured.
.AHt'nnisHoi* op aix in df. ad.
fame lata Frnmlaeace In fnaaretlon
With Ft tart mages.
I'arts, Hcpt. Moneignor Francois
Xavier Goulbe-Houlard. Archbishop of
Ala. ta dead. *
The late Morwignor Gouthe-Hr>ul*rd ana
born In Batnt Joan Ira Vetre. Hepi 1, 118
and ana prconlaed and consecrated In
the summer of IMO as Archbishop of Ata.
Hs came Into striking prominence In the
autumn of Yl in conned ion with th# "af
fair of the plhmmagee ' as th* rosult of
violent demonsiration* • gainst French
pilgrims of Rome, due. Ii was al
leged. lo ihefr Imprudent beha
vior Fa Ulores, the Minister of
Publlo Worship in France, invited the
Bishop • suspend the pilgrimages. Mgr.
Gouihs-Houlsrd protested sgstrict the min
isterial tlr.-nlar and addressed a letter to
the minister himself In term* that were
subsequently adjudged lo be offensive.
He was summoned lo Paris, and after taro
trials was condemned to pay a line. On
the day follnarlng the judgment he pub
lished a full account of (he affair under
•hs tltis “My trial and my advocate*."
together with many letters of Indorse
ment of his course.
PEIRCE ( HIMI IN PEKIN.
It sported he Was Kaeorted Rack
There try Japanese,
Washington, B*pt. 'Th* Japanese le
gation has receiver) Ihe following telegram
from Iho foreign nfllr* al Tokio:
Gen Yamaguchl wires to Ihe following
"Col. Btdba, who was sent with a com
pany of cavalry lo Talag Ho, Kept. J. os
curled Prince Chlng beck lo Pekin. Tbo
Prince's residence Icing In the district
occupied by Ja|>en*ee, la guarded by them
I'revlour lo hts arrival th* Frlnce com
municated lo MaJ Gen. Kukuahlma say
ing that owing to Ihe present grave situ
ation he had been ordered by tbe Em
peror to return lo Pekin and lo arroog*
•'The district In potaessloo of th* Jep
unese Is now quiet and In order and tha
Chinese entertaining ao fear have re
sumed : heir business.
"The railway south of Tang Thun M
working but it is Impossible to say when
communication beyond that point will bo
NATIONAL TEXTILE WORKER!.
Committee to support Their Ten-
Hoar Its> Maveaieof.
Boston i*pt. A—Th* conference com -
mlltie of (he National Federal lon of Teg
tlle Work' re to-day decided to support th#
movement of th* National TegiU# Work
ers. for a ten hi ur day In Ihe northern
mills It was reported that th* satire
membership of ihe hundred local testll*
union* In th* South are desirous of re
ducing their hours of lob r from 72. and
•Ia wask to ten hours a day.
The confereuca com miller adopted a
constitution for ihe federation. It waa
vot'd to hold the next convention of th*
organtsatlm In Washington. Dec. 17, In
order lo accommodate the large number 1
of delegates from tht Bouthrrn stales.
, -am* 1 1 11 i
GOV. ROOSEVELT** <|l IET DAT.
W ill Go to Lot roaae. Wta., and Then
lo the Dnkalaa.
Chicago. 111., B*pi. 6—The dor gas
spent quietly by Gov. Roosevelt al Ihe
•Auditorium Annex la th# morning h#
attended Ihe Dutch Reform Church with
H. H Kohlsatl and In the afternoon went
to dinner wllh Henry C. Payne, vice
chairman of the Republic <n National Com
mute*. Th* balance of Hie day he eprnt
In hie room He leave* In tbe atoroiug
for UCtewe. Win., where tbe governor
la billed to speak to-morrow oriemoon.
Thence he will Imaiedlstely proceed 'To
the land of lb# Dakotas "
iron t> krays bail.
Pekin. Aug M.—Th* Germans have un
earthed two rifled Pq-tnch Kruppe: rent
pl-tlng the battery of which Ihe Ameri
can* found taro guns a week ago
Th* American* also found to-day 30)
rounds of ammunition for the battery I
TWO OKITHI IN MAt ON.
Military f'ompaalrs Will Attrad the
Macon, rta , Bvpt. 3-dfra. Katie M.
8. haupp. wife of E. T. Ik-haupp of tha
(touthern Express Company, died here to
day. The remain* will be shipped ta Be
vannuh for Interment to-morrow morn
Mr* Husle Hi Ire*, daughter of Ihe lal*
Dr Williamson of Macon, died here this
Trn of th* twelve military cnmpanlaa
composing the Hemil Regiment have
asked for accommodation* at the atrvet
fair during the reunion of the veterana
of Colquitt’s and the Dole-CouK brigade*.
Turkish Secretary a suicide.
Pari*. Sept. .-Otbut*e Hodja Yuna
Goggltuti. nephew of tbs Turkish ambas
sador to Great Britain, Coslakl Anlhopulo
Pacha, and secretory of tlit- embassy In
London, committed suicide yesterday at
the railway station al Foiftninehlsau.Mow
ing out his brain* wtih a revolver. It ap
pear# that he had quarrelsd with hi* par
amour and that eh# had refused lo live
with him. The Turkish embassy in Paris
will arrange to convey the body to Lon
DO ARNE LIFE OF RUSSIAN FKAHANT*
Four or Five Families Sometime*
Occupy the Same Hat.
From the Chicago Chronicle.
An Englishman In ths government of
Bmolenak. Ituasla. thus writes of thn
peasant* of that -rauntry:
"The Russian village consist* of from
fifteen lo forty log cabins, each twenty
flvs to thirty feel square, ami about eevwk
feet high to the square. They are heated
by a large brick stove about ala fee*
square In the reater of the hut, and on
th* three aide* of th* stove there ore
wood benches about three feet from the
floor On these thn Kiinsiaa Bleeps, and
under Ihl* 'bed,' or bench, the pig strope
and the ben* ruciei Th# only other fur
niture 1* a table about three feet square
and a plank on Ih* side of life hut to sit
upon. In on* corner you will see the
store of onions and potato** and over
head are sheep and calf skins being dried
and prepared ready to make the winter
coat. In on* of these huts three, four or
flv* families huddle together. The vil
lager* work tht land together, plowing,
sowing, tilling and reaping nnd mowing
In a body and they ikvlda the produce,
not equally. Their flocks graae tn one
10l and are attended by herders, usually
a couple of hoys and gtrla. They bar*
plots of ground for cabbages and potatoes
and some villages have a few frull tree#—
apples, (wore, plum* und cherries. The
crops they raise In this district are hay.
rye (tho staple food of the peasants), bar
ley, millet and oats. flax, beans snd pea*.
Thera t* either a windmill or a horse milt
in most villages to grind th* rye.
"The whole of the peasant's work Ilea
in attending to hit ca'tle and land, cut
ting his wood for fuel and carting any
sutplus he may have to the nearest town
to sell, eo that hs may be able lo buy
any of the Iron tool* he requires, such as
plow, epxde. ax, saw or stew pot of Iron,
ih* only cooking uitntll most of them
have. In addition he may buy a little
Ira. sugar, tobacco, gin or rome salted
herring*, a pie* of gaudy ration print
for a Bunday dress for his wife or a print
handkerchief for her head These ara
about all the things the peasant wish**
for that he does not produce himself.
"They spin and wravs by hand ihelr
own wool and flax and make Ihelr nan
clothing out of the cloth. Their feet they
covt r with atrip* of the home-nude cloth,
and they make sandals from birch bark.
He la thought a rich peasant who can
afford a pair of Irathrr boot* for Hunday
and holiday*. Hl* winter-coat consists of
home-cured or tanned skins of sheep or
calf, and bla dress In winter consists of
a shirt, a coat of skin, s pair of home
atom trousers, rag* for hts feet end a
skin cap They make their own wooden
carls and sledges Pom* of ihim have
Iron hoops on their cart wheel# and that
ts all the Iron on them; many have not
even tha*. The whole of the fuel la wood
and the artlflelal light Is furnished by a
pine atlrh or spill, lit and stuck In a
crevice of the hut, when burnt out to bo
replaced by another
“They seldom gel meat and their food
t* mostly rye hrrad, cabbage rod oi l< n
and potato soup, fat bac-n nnd millet
porridge and eklmme I milk. The butler
they make they sell In tha towns Few
of them can read or write, and few can
tell i h<- time from a watch or dock.
Many villages hßv* no ©look or watch at
all. The peotdw arc abiut In tho same
aiag* of civilisation lhal the English at
tained In the seventeenth eskiury, al
though. of count-, they are rapidly be
ing iransfoimed by mean* of the rail
way Another thirty \*am wII lompleie
ly change ih# tenor of Ihelr live*, and the
•'hang# will Ineraase ttplr wains, ami tn
this way And markets to absorb the goods
which Ihelr own mills ami workshops
produce Of course, thrrs la no onenlng
for foreign textile goods,, b cause the pro
tective larllf are too heavy. If these tar
iffs wire abolished the Rusal in mills
would get their machinery for SS per cent,
leas money, and Ih s I* no little Item
when the Interest on money ranges from
• lo 13 per cent "
SBW tWNK It U K HIOT*.
How hegeoes Were l.rprliri
on the llmli la IMKI.
Prom the New York Prm
Do you recollect the riot* la ltd, when
we eaw the mot> bene e negro In Thirty*
ee.ond street, between Sixth ami Heyemh
avenues? Those were fearful days far
Sambo William Jones, for doing I don't
know what, waa hanged to a lump-post In
Clarkson street ami a Are was built un
der him. In all twelve nesRM were
hanged Three policemen end about l.fM
rioters were killed or died of their Inju
ries. Over H.tKM.OOO worth of property was
destroyed. Twenty rioters were Indicted
Kiel nineteen were convicted, ataelr sen
tences aggregating MW years of Imprison
ment Probably 1.0-0 persons were more
or less injured. Over Ally bulldlnss were
burned. Including the Colored Orphan
Asylum, and a ares' number of stores snd
dwelltncs were sacked. Hundreds of ne
groes disappeared from the city. Just es
they ere disappearing now from the Ten
If the mob should make aftnr Devery as
It did after bis prdec*eor In olltce. John
A Kennedy, heaven help him He la too
b'g nnd fat tv run. Kennedy was an ath
lete. The first thing the mob did to hint
was to knock him down a eta-font em
bankment into n vacant Sol He got up
ami ran wtih Ike Infuriate rabble at his
heels, and waa knocked down e second
time, over another embankment. Then
a Mg rioter hit him In the head with a
club, while others beat him about the
body He broke away and ran to a mod
hole In Lealngton avenue. "Heown him.
drown him.'’ ylied the pursuers. A blow
sent him heed Aral Into the pool, stones
at the bottom lacerating Ms face. He
scrambled an. wading, half swimming and
crawling, until he got across before the
mob got sround, and meeting Mr. John
R igan, a leading cltigeo. begged for aid
Kagan pleaded with the mob. pr.l Ken
nedy Into a . taunt' n f<d wagon and sent
him to police headquarters So completely
was the superintended "done up" that
rommlslevner Acton did not recognise
him He was shockingly disfigured for
a long time, yte, rtolwithstanding his **
yean, ha waa ©o duty •gain in three day*.