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THE MORNING NEWS
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J H EBTILL. President.
HALF OF GALVESTON WAS DESTROYED
Estimates of the Loss of Life There Now
Put at from 1,500 to 5,000.
ONE DESOLATE SCENE OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.
The Appeal for Much-Needed Relief Is Being
Generally Responded To.
Gnrrluon of Artilleryman and (inters* All Itninard hoi Fifteen— Men,
\\ iimi o anti C hildren Drowned l*r Hundred* or Troahed lo Death *
I nder .he IVrerk. of Their Ho ni'-a—For Many There nai no
■Oarapr From the Wind and llaiea-lirerr Veaael In the
Harbor Was W reeked—Wl II lake a Week to Tabulate
the Deatha and Property l.*c* In the
Uanaie to Proper! y Will Hun Way Ip In
the Million* of Dol lara—Hrpiirt. Hare
Ant Keen Kinurratrd.
Chicago. Sept. 10.—The follow!nit Mate
-1,. „t of the situation at Galveston ami
the coast a received to-night:
I alia*. Tea.. Sept. 10—Char lea 8. Diehl.
(. - ,ral Manager the Aaaoctated Preaa,
From the latest report* which are ron
, r.d reliable. Hie dlaaater at Galveston
a 1 along the coast has not been exag-
X*rated. The waters of the Gulf and bay
r t. covering the island to a depth of
i.e to twelve feet deep. During the flood
• moat terrible storm was raging, the
*-nd blowing about eighty miles per
Many of the dead have been uncovered
tv hers are still under the debris; others
carried out to sea. It I* not possible to
Civ- at this time a reliable report a* to
I me number of deatha. From estimates
trade by reliable persons who have Just
r.rne from Galveston. It I* believed that
n„i less than IJMO. and possibly as many
i 5,000. people were destroyed. Of course,
the Bounded are numerous. The damage
t property la most shocking,
R-me of the best public buildings end
private establishments were wrecked
■) vusanda of home, were swept entirely
6ay. It Is quite safe lo set this down
: . „r:c of the greatest disasters that has
ever vl lied the I'nlted States. The k*a
of pr<nrty Is irreparable; the loss of
life Is appalling.
G II Dealy. Manager, Dallas New*.
<*t KICKS OF tWFH. TIUOKOT.
flow the Great Storm Ild He Fear
ful Work nt Galveston.
Houston. Tex,. Sept. 10.—Richard Spll
hne. a well-known Galveston newspaper
tnan, and day correspondent of the Asso
ciated Pres* In tha* city, who reached
Houston to-day. after a terrible expen
ds-e. give* the following account of the
C aster as Galveston;
One of the most awful tragedies of
modern times has visited Galveston. The
*]<y Is in ruins and the deed will number
cm- thousand. I am Jusl from the city,
having been commissioned by the Mayor
e I f'ltlxer.s Committee to get In touch
with the outside world and appeal for
Houston waa the nearest point at which
v rklng telegraph instruments could bo
found, the wires as well ns nearly all the
I .Idlng* between here and the Gulf of
Ji- xlco being wrecked.
When I left Galveston, shortly before
noon yesterday, the people were organixlng
for the prompt buriel of the dead, dis
tribution of food and all necessary work
idler a period of disaster.
The wreck of Galveston was brought
ah >ut by *• tempest so terrible that no
word* can adequately describe Its In
tensity and by a flood which turned the
city Into a raging sea. The weather bu
reau records show that the wind attain
tJ a velocity of eighty-four miles an
hour when the measuring Ins.rumont
blow away, so It Is Impossible to tall what
was the maximum.
The storm began at 2 o'clock Saturday
morning. Previous to that n great storm
I id been raging In the Gulf and the tide
was very high. The wind at first came
from the north and was in direct opposi
tion lo the force from the Gulf. While
•ho norm In the Oulf piled the water
Upon the beach side of the city, the north
wind piled the water from the bay on to
the ba> part of the city.
Disaster AX ns Inevitable.
About noon It became evident that the
• 'Y was going to he visited with disaster.
Hundreds of residences along the beat n
• nt were hurriedly abandoned, the faml
-1 • fleeing to dwellings In higher por
-1 v- of the city. Every home wan open
'd 'O the refugees. Mack or white. The
v is were rising constantly and |t ralncJ
w r.d was so Act- • I
: ie ism eut nits * knife.
B >' three o'colck the waters of the Gulf
* bay met end by dark the entire city
w‘s submerged. The flooding of the elec
,tlo light plan* and the gas plants left
•ha city m darkness. To go upon the
• -"sag lag to oourt desth. The wind was
then at cyclone velocity, roofs, cisterns,
portions of buddings, telegraph poles and
walls were falling and the noise of the
wind and the crashing of the buildings
were terrifying In the extreme.
The wind and water rose steadily from
dork until 1:15 o'clock Sunday morning.
During all this time the people of Gal
veston were like rat* In traps. The btgh
ent portion of Ihe city was four to five
feet under water while in the great ma
jority of cases the streets were submerged
to a depth of ten feet. To leave a house
was lo drown. To remain was to court
death In the wreckage.
Such a night of agony has seldom been
equalled. Without apparent reason the
water suddenly began to subside at l:tt
. m. Within twenty mlnutenthey had gone
down two feet and before daylight the
streets were practically free of the flood
waters. In the meantime the wind had
veer,vi to the southeast.
Death and Destruction.
Very few it any buildings escaped In
jury. There Is hardly a habitable dry
house In the city. When the people who
had escaped death went out at daylight
to view the work of Ihe tempest and the
floods they saw the most horrible sights
Imaginable. In ihe three blocks from Ave
nue N to Avenue P, In Tremont street. I
saw eight bodies. Four corpses were In
The whole of the huslnrss front for
three Mocks In from the Gulf was stripped
of every vestige of habitation, the dwell
ing*. the great bathing establishments,
the Olympl.t and every structure having
been either carried out to sea or Its ruins
Pile*! In a pyramid far Into the town, ac
cording to the vagaries of the teiqpest.
The first hurried glance over the city
showed that the largest structures, sup
posed to he the most substantially built,
suffered ihe most.
The Orphans' Home. Twenty-first street
and Avenue M. fell like of cards.
How many dead children and refugees are
in the ruins could not he ascertained.
Of the sick In Si. Mary's Infirmary, to
gether with the attendants, only sight are
understood to have been saved. •
The Old Women's Home on Rosenberg
avenue collapsed, and the Rosenberg
school hours Is a mass of wreckage The
Rail High School Is hut an empty shell,
crushed and broken. Every church In the
city, with possibly one or two exceptions,
Is In ruins.
Soldier* Deported Dead.
At the forts nearby all Ihe soldiers are
reported dead, they having been In tem
porary quarters, whteh gavs them no
protection against the tempest or the
No report has been received from the
Catholic Orphan Asylum down the Island
hut It seems Impossible that It could have
withstood the hurricane. If It fell all the
Inmates were no doubt lost, for there was
no aid within a mile.
The bay front from end to end Is In
ruins. Nothing hut piling and the wreck
of great warehouse* r* main. The elevators
lost all their, super-works and thetr stock*
are damaged by water.
The llfe-aavlng station at Fort Point
was carried away, the er w being swept
across the hay fourteen miles to Texas
City. I saw Capt. Haines yesterday, and
he told me that hla wife and one of fcis
crew were drowned.
The shore at Texas City contains enough
wreckage to re-bulld a city. Eight persons
who were swept across the bay during
the storm were picked up there alive
Five corpses were nl-o picked up. There
were three fatolltle* In Texas City. In
addition to the living and the dead, which
the s'oim cast up at Texas City, caskets
and coffins from one of ihe cemeteries In
Galveston were being Ashed out of the
water there yesterday.
Disking Oil the Dead.
In the business portion Of the city two
targe brick buildings, one occupied by
Knapp Bros . and the other by the Cot.
ton Exchange aalcon. collapsed In the
Cotton Exchange saloon thera wer# about
fifteen persona Most of them escaped.
Up to the time I left Galveston three
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1900.
deed had been taken from the ruins. They
Stanley G. Spencer, manager of Ihe El
der-Dcmpsur Steamship Company.
Richard Isird. train- manager for
George H M-Fadden A Bro.
Charles Kelder, of the Arm of Rammers
How many more torpsee ore there will
not be known un 11 the search I* flnlahed.
The cotton mill*. Jhe baggage factory,
the gas works, the electric light work*
and nearly all ihe Industrial establish
ment* of the city are either wrecked or
cripp.ed. The flood left a slime about one
Inch deep ov<r the whole city, and unless
fast progress I* made In burying corpse*
and carcas/es of animals, there It danger
Some Miraculous Escapes
Some of Ihe stories of Ihe es.tape* are
miraculous. William Nlsbelt. a cotton
man. was burled In the ruin* of Ihe Col
ton Exchange saloon, and when dug out
In Ihe morning had no further Injury than
a few bruised Angers.
Dr. S. O. Young, secretary of the Cot
ton Exchange, we* knocked senseless
when hi* house collapsed, but was revived
by the water and was carried ten blocks
by the hurricane.
A woman who had Just given birth lo
a child was carried from her home to a
house a block distant. Ihe men who were
carrying her having lo hold her high above
their heads a* the water was five feel
deep when she was moved.
Many storks were current of house*
falling and Inmates escaping. Clarence
N. Ousley, editor of the Evtnlng Tribune,
had hi* family and the families of two
neighbors In his houe when the lower
half Crumbled and Ihe upper pari slipped
down Into the water. Not one In the
house was hurt.
Of the Ldvtna family, six out of omen
are reported dead.
Of the Burnett family only one Is known
to have been saved.
The family of Stanley O. Spencer, who
met death In the Cotton Exchange houae
saloon. Is reported to be dead:
The Mlstrot House In the west end was
turned Into a hospital. All of the regular
hospitals of tha city were unavailable.
Of Ihe new Southern Pacific Works lit
tle remain* but Ihe piling Half a million
feet of lumber was carried away and the
engineer say* as far a* the company ta
concerned. It might at well start over
Alnny A'essela Wrecked.
Eight o ean steamers ware torn from
their mooring* and stranded In the bay.
The Kendall Castle was carried over
Ihe flat* of Ihe Thirty-third street wharf
lo Texas City, and lies In the wreckage
of thk Inman pier.
.The Norwelgnn steamer Gy’.ler I; strand
ed between Texas City and Virginia
An ocean liner was swirled around
throuah ihe west hay. crashed through
ihe hay bridges, and Is now lying In a few
feet of water near the wreckage of the
Thn steamer Taunlon waa carried
across Pelican Point, and I* stranded
•about ten miles up Ihe east hay.
The Mallory Line steamer Alamo was
torn from her wharf and dashed upon
Pelican flats and against the bow of the
British steamer Red Cross, which had
previously been hurled there. The stern
of Ihe Alamo I* alove In and ihe bow of
the Bed Cross Is crushed.
Down the channel lo the Jellies two or
three ocean steamships lie grounded,
gome nrhooner*. barge* and smaller craft
are strewn bottom ride up along the allps
of the piers. The Tug Louise of the Hous
ton Direct Navigation Company la also
a wreck. I
Will Take a Week to Get Detail*.
It will take a week to tabulate the dead
and the missing and to get anything near
an approximate Idea of the monetary ioes
It la safe lo assume that on* half of Ihe
property of the city Is wiped out and thal
one half of the residents have to face ab
At Texas City three of the resident*
were drowned. On* man slipped Into a
well by a mteohance and his corpee waa
found there. Two other men ventured
along the hoy front during the height of
the storm and were killed. There are but
few building* at Texas City that do not
lell the story of the storm.
The hotel is a complete wreck. The of
fice of the Texas City Company was al
most entirely destroyed. Nothing remain*
of the pier* except the piling. The wferk
age from Galveston litters the beach for
The lifeboat of Ihe life-saving station
was carried half a mile Inland, while a
vessel that was anchored In Moses Bayou
Ilea high and dry five miles up from La
The Oalveeton News asked to have ll
announced thal all the men of Hs staff are
STATEMENT FROM IIOtITOH.
Severe Losses on Ike Mainland as
Well as at Galveston.
Chicago. Sept Ift—The following state
ment of the storm situation was received
by Charles g. Diehl, general manager of
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MUST LEAVE PEKIN
i*owerB r.%* %< urruß
CHAFFEE GIVES THE REASONS.
( lII\ESC AITHORITIKB WILL NOI
HKTt H N TllliHU.
II) Remaining In Pekin lirn. ( hafffr
Nn) Ihr Allies Are Oelntlnu >rgo
tln Hon* lor Settlement—* Ameri
can Tronpa Mo % Soon AA tthdrnw.
tier in a ai) auil Kniiland Likely to
Remain T%%eot>-two American
MlMtonn rlea Murder *d.
Wnihlnft<>t), Be pi. 10.—The development*
01 the day |n the Chines situation ntall
point to a speedy withdrawal of the
l lifted Ptatc* troop* from Chinn.
tien. Chaffee hus added the weight of
hi* opinion to that • I randy entertained by
ninny cffbul* here. It probably I* sig
nificant that the Generals statement* on
thi* point were given publicity by the aP
No confirmation | at hand here of the
rejort that Oreot Britain and Germany
have joined in an agreement to remain
together m Pekin. regardless of the at
titude of the other Powers. Should this
be true, the fact doubtiera would hasten
the rearward movement of the Ameri
can troop*, for there l* a firm determln
at lon to avoid be>omiig Involved In any
between the Powers, mch a* might
reasonably be to follow
the execution of this reported
A ngln-( Sermon programme.
It doe* not follow that because the I’nited
State* troop* are to be withdrawn this
autumn from China, our interest* will be
left completely at the mercy of the other
Power*. On the contrary such disposition
will be made of these troops that they,
with other* If necessary, can be returned
to China. To this end. the entire army of
Oen. Chaffee will be quartered In some of
the pleasant and most salubrious portions
of the Philippines. If they are wanted
again In China they can be transported In
side of a week, thoroughly refreshed and
fitted for effective action.
M INI' MIBSIOM tttlKft lUIX.
Others Are Minim and Their Fair
I* still In Doubt.
Copyright, ISflO. the Associated Press.
Shanghai. Bept S— John Ooodtiow. the
United Stale* consul general here, after
inquiries from every possible source.
I'trni that Ihe number of British and
American missionaries, probably ’ mur
dered during the upr.sng in China has
been ninety-three, while 170 others sta
tioned In Chi U and Siren 81 provinces
are unaccounted for. and there Is reason
for the belief that they haw met the
Of those whose deaths have been at>*o
lut'ly proven, twenty-two were Ameri
cans—eight men, eight women afid ala
children—and thirty-four were British—
nine mm. fifteen women and Ur. children.
There is string proof that thirty-seven
more were killed at Yai Yuen All the na
tives from that place tell substantially
the- same story. Ten men, thirteen women
and seven children are known to have
The list of missing numbers: Americana,
twenty mm. twenty-one women and twen
ty children. British forty-one men, forty
nine women and nineteen children.
It Is Impossible to get the numbers of
the Cath lies killed, but there were many
French pros e and sisters and some were
In Ihe country, where the Husalans are
fighting. Th< re were also aeveral Swed
ish and Danish Protestants
The msiKirre and petsecutkm of Chi
nese Christians continues every where,and
It Is said the antl-foraign leadera Intend
to exterminate them.
Tao Tal and minor offlrlals are sending
memorials to the Dowager Kmpreea
thanking her for ridding the country of
All the Inf irmatlon coming from Ihe In
trrlor Is tha*, except In those parts of
the country which the foreign troops oc
cupy. (he people believe that the Em
pres* ha* won gteat victories and driven
out Ihe foreigners. It la asserted they will
continue to think so until the foreigners,
who were compelled to Wee, are able to
return and conspicuous punishments are
Infilcttd in retaliation for those who were
CHINO till PItODICB BMPBROR.
Conditions In Pekin May Aerraaltnte
Pekin. Aug, 11, via Shanghai, Sept.
The British. Americans, Japanese and
Russian* are posting proclamaiton* defin
ing Ihe Jurtadlctton of their respective dis
tricts for Ihe preservation of order, prom
ising protection to the inhabitant* ami In
viting a resumption of business for the
purpose of restoring confidence.
The street*, however, are atilt deserted.
A scarcity of food seems Inevitable, owing
to the fact that no produce Is arriving
The various general* have, accordingly.
Informed their governments of the condi
tions, recommending a partial withdrawal
of the troops before winter act* In. be
cause of Ihe difficulty of provisioning
them and as, tn thetr opinion, a • large
force ta unnecessary.
It |* unofllc aliy but reliably staled that
Prince Chtng will produce the Emperor.
The situation seems to hinge upon this.
If Prince Chtng can dlacov/r llie Emperor.
Hl* Majesty'* rule will probably be re-es
tablished. as there la no other likely can
Prince Chtng come* here und’r authority
of the Imperial edict Two o h-r leading
Chinamen will be deputed to assist In the
negotiation* for a settlement, on* of whom
will prooab.y be U Hung Chang.
Ytsterday a member of the Japanese
legation, guided by the secretary of the
Taung LI Yemen, found a body outelde
the southeast gat* which wee Identified
as that of Sugt Ystna Akira, the chancel-
kr Of (he Japaneee legation who was
murdered by China** June last
The body wa* cremated and the a*he pre
pared for shipment to Japan. *
A fir* occutred last night In a pagoda
where a company of Amirkan and Brit
ish heliogmph operator* wer* at work.
When th* smoke of the fire was first dis
covered effort* were nvMI A to extinguish
the fiames. but they proved futile ami th*
large wooden structure was totally de
stroyed. The origin of the fire la un
IWEKPINU IXll*l .It I \ L EDICT.
LI Hung Cltsni Is (given Poll Power
Washington. Kept 10—The Clhtnese
Minister h.ia racUvad an Imperial edict
conferring on IA Hung Chnng extraordi
nary power for the complete settlement of
the Chines* trouble. It gixe* him au
thority to m k* any terms accoiding to his
own dlai ret lon without refmlng tnem to
the Emperor This Is unu-ual authority
and It Is claimed at the Chines* legation,
gives Li Hung Chang credentials
edtquale to meet all th* objec
tions hereafter raised aa to hi* power
to negotiate for peace.
Th* edict Is dated two w**k* ago, but
is Just forwarded fren Id Hung Chtng.
Minister Wu delivered It to the tttat* I>e
tartrnent this morning.
MU HAVE TO LKAYK PER IV
Cbalfee Maya Presence of Allies la
Washington, Bept. 10. - Th* following dis
patch ho* been received at the War De
**Taku (no date). Adjutant General.
Washington. Two. afternoon, fourth. Ev
idence accumulates that diplomatic rekx
tlona will not be resumed here for a long
time. Russian legation leaves very soon
for Tien Tsln Appears to me certain Chi
nese government wUI not return here
whilst foreign army ’remains and If this
true our legation can transact no business.
My opinion Pekin should be merely camp
foreign army pending settlement by Pow
er* at other points, (fligriedi
TRKtrNRH % (IE THE CHI YEAR.
Lo Feng V.tth and Wu Ting Fang
Charged With Deception.
Ismdon. Hept. 11—Dr Morrison. the
P*kii correspondent of Ihe Times wiring
Aug XI. confirms tho treachery of the
Chinese government and th* issuanc* of
imperial decrees ordering th* extermin
ation of foreigner#.
*’Th* imperial troops.** h* says, "mined
the British legation and probably In an
other day there would have been a tenth;*
expkvdon. A arimilar mine, mad* by the
Chinee* imperial troops, exploded In etie
Pei Tang Cathedral and engulfed two
hundred native Christ in ns
"The most profound Indignation Is felt
here that fair Chill Chen Uo Feng Luh and
Wu Ting Kang, whoae shameless lies an*l
transmission of bogus Imperial edict* de
layed the departure of the relief column
until nearly too late, me Mill received
with honor in Leindbn and Washington."
(ZAH IBBKIVU PEACE.
lint He leems In Think It I%'ltl tome
tn the Distant Future.
The Hague Sept. 10 —According to a tel
egraphic mcsjgc forwarded from the Osar
Sept. 4. on the occasion of the placing tn
the foreign office archives of the ratifi
cations of Ihe agreements nnd treat!**
resulting from the Peace Conference, his
majesty after exprtttslng hi# *lnc< re
"God grant that the labors In which
these gentlemen have taken such active
part may serve as the basis for the es
tablishment. even though In the distant
future, of universal petes, which Is Ihe
goal of Chrlatlan civilisation.”
Will Not Evacuate Pekin.
London. Sept. 10—A special dispatch
from Rerltn says that Great Krltuln and
Germany have agreed not to evacuate Pe
kin until satisfaction for the recent out
rages has been obtained.
NEARLY WHOLE H ATTRRY MINT.
Officers end Artillery men tanas the
Washington. Sept. 10—The war depart
ment to-night received the following dis
patch from (Jen McKlbhcn, In command
of the Department of Texas:
"Han Antcnlo. Tex . Sept. 10—To Adju
tant General, War Department, Washing
ton. D r • Wtart flr-t trill* to-nlsrlit. l'r*~*
reports rrcelved here stale thal all of
battery I'St but 15 mm, both officer* tost.
Gen. Corbin thinks the telegram meana
only flfUen were saved, but give* the
telegram exactly as received hy him.
PI TM LOSS AT aio.ooo.lKlO.
A Newspaper Correspondrnt Nays
ILI* es W rrr lasi.
New Orleans. Sept. V>— The following
message was received from Mr. Hayes, a
newspaper correspondent, well known
throughout the South:
Houston. Tex.. Sept. 10.—I have Just ar
rived from Galveston by boat Storm de
stroyed ten million* of property and fif
teen hundred lives lost. National aid ask
DAMAGE TO TEA A* CROP.
Collna Madly Injured In anntliern
and Central Part.
Houston. Tex . B#|>t. • W—There la no
doubt thal the cotton crop has been se
riously Injured throughout Southern and
Owing to the excessive ralna this year
the cotton has grown to weed more than
aver known and In some field* it ranges
from six to ten feet high, end I* verv
rank with leaf. Tha wind haa whlaoed
spd twisted th* stalks, beating the open
cotton out of the burr, and the rain has
hasten It Into the ground so that It Is
I I’H tH n COTTOY MOV KM BUT.
Yew Orleans Firm Cornered fpnt
Market nnd sold High.
N*w' Orleans. Kept. 10- The New Or
leans cotton market opened sixty point- 1
up this morning, over Batutday's closing,
the feature of the day being the cm list
ing of the spot market by W. IV Brown
A Company, th* leaders of the New Or
iran* bull movement.
Brown and Company purchased ail the
available cotton hi New Orleans, amount
ing to 3..W balsa nnd are said to have
sold six thousnnd hales at Liverpool at
the top figure, the highest price wine*
Oct. 4. l*oxi They are also reported to
own 20,tf0 hales now afloat for Liverpool.
Falling in with New York and Liverpool
the New Orleans market snowed an open
ing average from forty-one points on May
contracts to sixty point* on November.
•he current month showing n gain on the
first call over Maturday'* closing of fifty
four point*, or s2.7*x per hale.
There tv as a slight reaction due to tfo
large liquidating movement, but the re
•lVer\ %\ .f •|•i • h and |*rl'rt stiffen I
with the upward tendency decidedly man*
Ml KDEHED EVI llt E F AMILY.
Insane Mnn Rilled Ilia Ife, Two
i bitdren nnd Himself.
Jackson, Miss., ttept 10—A horrible
quadruple tragedy occurred at West fha
tton. five miles north of her*\ this morn
George W Moore, a prominent m*r
chont of the place who has been suffer
ing with periodical insanity for some time,
administered strychnine to hla wife and
two little children, telling them It was
aulnine to keep off chill*. Within a few
minutes all three wen* dead Moore then
took a pistol and fired two bullets through
hi* own heart, failing to the floor across
the dead body of one of hi* little children-
TO ATTIC YD NIBIBU W KDDINti.
President \\ Ifh a Party Has (itsf to
Fomerset. Pa.. Sept. 10 —The President
ami party arrived her* over th* Baltimore
and Ohio road at f:XO o'clock thl# after
noon to be pre-ent at the wedding of Miss
Mabel McKinley, the President'* niece and
Dr. He-rmanuM L Baer, whfrli occurs- on
The trip from Washington to Bomerset
was without especial Incident save for the
enthuslistlc greeting given the Prestdem
nt Cumberland the home of Henator
George L. Wellington.
Short stops were made en ram* at Han
cock. Meytrsdale. Bock wood and Martins
burg, where the President shook hand*
with as many of the assembled crowds as
he could raach during the few moments
tha stops ware made.
WEALTHY FARMER KILLED.
Was Shot Dead hy a Man W hnm He
Intended tn Assnnlt.
Pensacola. Fla. Sept. 10—Near McDa
vld tn the northern portion of the county.
J. It. McClammn. a wealthy farmer, shot
and Instantly kilt'd E R lloppla, anoth
er wealthy farmer.
Bad.blood had exlnted between the men
and Hopple went to McClammas horn*
for the avowed purpose of beating him.
He caril'd a bar of Iron In his hand Mc-
I’lttiwi met lloppto at th* door of hi*
home wlih s Winchester rifle and warned
him not to enter
Hopple continued to advance, and was
shot dead, the hall entering bl* chest
The enronrr's Jury returned a verdict of
TWO FAILI HKS ANMOUCiCQ.
L. G. Schttfer and His Kan Are Re
New York. Sept. 10.—Two failures were
announced on the Cotton Exchange to
•lay. On* waa that of Guy R. SchllTer and
the other that of hi* father. L. G. SchllTer.
one of the oltleft men in the cotton trade
In thl* city. The failure of the elder
Schlffer I* supposed to have been due to
hla efforts to help his son. who has been
a heavy trader for some time The fail
ure*. however, produced no material ef
fect on the market
The Arm* had comparatively email out
standing obligations tn Ihe New York
GEN. WHEELER IK RETIRED.
Gen. W ade tn Take ( barge I atll
Gen. (ills Goes to < hleago.
Washington, Sept. 10 -A formal order
waa Issued hy Ihe war department, an
nouncing thr retlr ment of Brigadier Gen
eral Joet ph Wheeler, who to-day reached
the age limit of #1 year*. Gen Wad*,
commanding the Department of Dakota,
was teb graphed to take charge of the
uffatrs of the Department of the luiken
until the department commander arrived.
It la expected that Gen. Otts will go to
Chicago about Oct 1, to assume com
mand of the departm-nt.
HI I.LKR TOOK HOUR FDKITIOA.
British Had Thirteen Killed and
London. Sept 10 —The war office has re
ceived • report from Lord Roberts say
ing Gen Butler. Scot *. attacked and rap
tured the Boer position at Hpltskop He
adds that the Boer* retreated over a nar
row causeway, losing heavily. The Brit
ish had thlrlren rnen k ited, and twenty
EFFORTS TD A4ERT A STRIKE.
If They Fall the Strike Will Hooa lie
a.. Sept. K) —George W.
Hart'eln, secretary of the Shamokln dls
tr cl. United Mine Workers of America,
received >h* following dispatch at 1
o'clock to-night from President John
Mitchell at Chicago:
"If efforts now being made to settle
fall, strike will he declared In a few days.
Advite miners to get ready.*’
Damane to Ihe Rice Crop.
Jennings. La , Sept. 10—The Southwest
Lou tlana rlca crop has suffered cuneld
•rabl* loss from th* storm that swept
over this locality Saturday and Sunday
and Sunday night. Rice men estimate the
damage at H to 14 per cent, of the crop.
DAILY. X* A YEAR.
5 CENTS A COPY.
WEEKLY 2-TIMKH A-WKEK.fi A TEAR
BIG SLUMP IN MAINE
lIKPI Bl.ir vn \ I>TE lit PKR CKRT.
I.K9H THAR Ik I Mmi.
PLURALITY IS ABOUT 33.000.
DEttfM It 9TIC ‘ VOTE DHOW a a AIR OF
1H Pl.lt t GVT.
Hepuhllcnn Ticket Elected, but the
l.ose I* hot t alralatrd to (live That
Party Much Cheer Democratic
t.atn la Most Kacaaraglag--Returns
Received Indlcnte Tbnt the Ne
liutiltrnn Slump Will Be given
tirealrr Thou lit Per Cent.
Portland, Me, Sept 10—The Republi
can voters elected their slate ticket to
day by a plurality over the Demorratlo
candidate of over 33,0f.0
The vote was nimost as large as four
years ago and the return* up to UJo p
m, compared with 1999. showed Republi
can loaves of about 10 per cent, or a Dem
ocratic gain of about 19 per rent.
The result must tie In a great measure
gratifying to both parties. To Ihe Re
publicans because they polled al
most aa large a vote as In
1999, and lo the Democrats be
cause of the heavy gain* over that year.
While thousand* of voters who. In 1999,
deserted the Democratic ranks, returned
to tha fold to-day, yet the Republicans
were able lo make good most of the ktaa.
What the Bulletin* Show.
Returns from SO town* and plantations
In the state give Hill (Hep), 11.197, and
l.ord (Item ). 9.067 Compared with simi
lar returns off ur years ago, the** fig
ures Indicate a Republican loss of 11 per
cent., and a Democratic gain of It par
cent. On this basis the Republican major
ity wilt be about B.h'O.
Returns from 111 towns and plantations
out of 112 districts, give Hill (Rep), 4.1.-
7J4; l.ord (Rem.), 24.1(7 The same plaeea
four yrars ago gave Power* (Rep), 49.792,
and Frank (Rem.), 19.1X9 This show* a
Republican loss of 11 per cent., and a
Democratic gain of p per eent. On thla
basis It I* estimated that the Republican
plurality this year will be about 12.191.
Returna front 240 towns and pkmtatlona
out of H2.tn the state give Hill 94.949.‘L0rd
Ha me place* four yaar* ago gava Pow.
era (Hep) *0 974. and Frank. (Dem.) 14.74*.
This shows a Republican lose of 11 per
cent and a Democratic gain ot 19 per rant.
Op Ihla basis It I* estimated that tha Re
publican majority this year will be about
(1I PJT lII' TMB MUI CLUE
Col. Ilryan the People- Drlfr.
mine H hnl Tlarlr Only la.
I'hk'ii*. (U|rt. 10.—William i. Bryan art
the guest thl* morning ot the Nebreska
Bryan Club of Chicago at a reception Im'Ul
al thr Hhnmm House. Col. Bryan bav
in* shaken hand* with 200 or morn people,
wa In*rorhiorrl by M. V'. Cannon, presl
dtnt of tlwrlub, ami wkl In part:
"In thM campaign we am standing upon
the great fundamental principle* of bu
nion right* n<l human liberties. We In
lt that It la not a question of what
thin nation can iky H la (juratlon of
what tola nation ought to do amt no
PrestdrtM can tell the American proplt*
what their duty |*. They decide that for
themselves. No President can tall ua
what our drwtlny la. It la whot we mako
11. and In the hand* of the American poo
l>k we leave there great problema will*
the ronlVileirt liellef that the patriotism
and Intelligence of the jieaple will ha
equal to thla emergency a* they have been
equal to all Ihe emergenclea of the past "
Mr Itryan later addreaaed an audtenca
conalatlng of more than 1.00) people, moot
With brief preliminary Introductory re
mark*. Col. Bryan began an attack upon
the present form of government. aaaaUed
truata, the alngle money standard, bnnk
notea. a targe iandlng army and Impe
rlallam. One auditor, when the. apeaker,
talking of the dtapoaltton of tha Phillp
plner. Inveighed agalnat a ayalem which
would permit one claaa from ruling an
"How about the situation In North Car
Inatantly Ihe apeaker replied:
"Bet the race question, which hag
brought u* so much trouble, he a warning
lo you nut to bring another roce question
Into tl)lr country: and we do not have to
go to North Carolina, either, for we liava
It right here In Illinois and In Ohio."
WILL IXNPKt T I'IIK TtlUITt.
Veteraas Will Verity Hrrardt at
I hleknitinuu* Park.
Washington, Kept. 19.—A circular of tha
Chlckamauga and Chattanooga Park
Commlaalon announces that arrangement#
have hern completed, with the approval
of the Secretary of Wr. for the Inspec
tion by Ihe veterana of all the armies
engag'd about Chattanooga of the histor
ical tablets, monumental Inscriptions, and
locatl'n of lines of battle upon the seven
battlefields embraced In the park, the ob-
Jirl being lo secure vrlflcatlon or cor
rection by partlctflnnts In Ihe battles of
The Inspection will takt* place Oct. 9, M
The Inspection wit llake place Oct. 9. 19
and It and a half rale has been arranged
for with most of the railroad associations.
TO KXPOHT IHON AND STKBL.
tggrraalve trps Being Taken by the
t nrnegle < ompnny,
Pittsburg. Pa.. Sept. 10.—The • Dispatch
soya: Aggresrlve steps are being taken
by the Carnegie Steel Company to export
Iron and steel to all parts of the world.
IClght great English trana-Atlantic liners
have been charted for a year, and two of
them are now loading at Phllode phla for
export. Cae will probably be made thla
winter of eight lake trana-Atlamlc boat*
now operating In Ihe ore trade on tha
Hreat Bakes, and orders will probably ha
given Ihla winter for sixteen of the*n*w
pattern boats that can be operated both
on the lakes and ocean.
Lynched for l annl Crlnae.
Montgomery. Ale.. Sept. 19. Seed Floyd,
a negro, was taken from the jell at
Wetumpka late leal night and hanged.
Floyd attrmped to assault a white wo