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THE MORNING NEWS
... wished IMO - Incorporated 1888
* j. H. EBTILL. President
II ■ HI
Write Negroes Were Hied
oad ordered Si.
HI VESTON’S MANY CHOILS
property Loss Is From $10,000,000
LIVES LOST 3,000 TO 5,000.
Esiinutes Were Sot Exaggerated. Bat
Were Too Small.
6, *a>rr# Received G*fr gIdO.IMH)
A r.trrtlay—Supplies and Wont, Are
I'imrinx Into nalmloD From All
Dlrrrllooa—lrvra Hundred Bodies
H'lrird Hi Bra From Bnr*ri-Armed
Men Called on la Impress Ul.orrr.
Inn arrvlrr to Remove the llrod.
Water KHfvlr Drill Lacking.
DCIso, Tex.. Sept. U.—W. H. McGrath,
ewuger of the Dallas Electric Company,
r, r.l Dallas to-day direct from Oal
f. 'or, last night. He said:
• Vandalism at Galveston has been hor
t!t * The most rigid enforcement of mor
tal lea- has not been able to suppress It
tv r y Adjutant General Scurry'll mn
Kv nr rested a hundred or more negroes,
frt>-three of whom were found with
rttc* oken from dead bodies. Thee
sere ordered tried by court martial. They
#we convicted end ordered shot. One
r t-o had twenty-three fingers with rings
cr. them In ills pocket."
, H.o. 'oO. Teg., Sept. 11.—It Is true that
rezroe* is ere shot b>' order of a court
tlnsrti 1 oelr pockets were found ts be
1 1 <•( ti .inss fingers and Jewelry of
e* " th- .lead were stripped.
M I.IST OF HMD Wtt KEPT.
bt Impnaalhle |o Cnmpnt* Dus of
l.lfe nnd Properly.
'r. ijn, Sept. 11.—The following state-
B r was received at 11 o'clock to-night:
liaise.Teg.. S p<. 11.—To Charlea
P Dehl, General Manager, A*>oc ated
irr-y. Chicago.—A summary of the con
d' n now prevailing at Galveston la
b -• than human Intellect can master,
kt'kllj stated, the damage to property
1 anywhere between fifteen and twenty
si lions The less of life cannot be. com
|ii. t No lists rou and fce kept and all la
iltnpk guess work. Those thrown out
■ i ami burled on the ground wher
* f.'iirid will reach the horrible total
tf s' bast 3.000 souls.
'-Ornate on the Island of the city
G 1 : i Ives ton and the Immediate surround
be rlct Is that there were between
*and 3.000 deaths. I do not make this
n urns nl In fright or egrttement. The whole
►•ary will never be told because It can
h< bi told. The necessities of those liv
in'-: are total. Not a single Individual es
j * if <1 property loss. The property on the
b ils wrecked, fully one-half totally
rw.,,i oulof existence altogether. What
tur needs are can be computed by the
*"r!d at large by the atatement herewith
ttbmlited much better than I could pos
‘ \ summarize them. The help must be
(S;sne,l K. G. Lowe, Manager of Gal
■'ROtIRKM OF HFI.IFF WORK.
Orders In,*il in Kill Thieves—Har
row Fat-ape* Reported.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 11. 2 p. m . via
T< xis City and Houston, p. m—At a
r- • Ing of the relief t-ommlllee held this
morning reports were received from the
is wards. The chairman called for
'rtn..| men to assist In getlng labor to
hj: the dead and clear the wreckage and
ariincements were made to supply th 1 *
T " situation In the city to-day Is that
*<i are plenty of volunteers for this
* t'i e, but an Insufficiency of arms
Thi - have been two or three small riot*
l ut the ofilcera have managed to quell
firm. The committee rejected the pro
7*w 'I of trying to pay for the
letting the laborer* secure
own rations. It was decided
go ahead Impressing men Into
** n •*, if necessary. Issuing orders for
1 • * only to those who worked or were
bni:,|, to work
•' 1 of the ward chairmen reported the
ive need of disinfectant*. A com
" was appointed to sequester ail the
1 > -tants In the city. Including ihe
■ which escaped wetting and to obtain
Houston was called upon for a
>ar ** load of time.
The Work of Relief.
r P* Sinclair Tallattero. of Houston.
* 1 did such efficient work during Ihe
i-taios flood, arrived hers this morning
He was asked to assist Chairman M.v
Vltlle In hi* work Dan Henderson an
nounced that Mr Van Vleek. the general
manager of the Southern Pacific, author
tlxed the committee to draw on that com
pany for 95.0 M. Mr. Van Vleek returned
to Houston on the tug Juno to send a
berge load of supplies.
The Galveston. Houston and Henderson
Railroad Is operating relief trains over
It* line to Texas City Junction and hence
over the Texas City terminal to, or nearly
to. Texas A boat Is carrying dis
patches from Galveston to Texas City.
Arrangements have been made to atari
a passenger service to-morrow. Tbc
steamer Lawrence wilt take pay passen
ger* to Texas City. Destitute person* who
have relatives elsewhere will he furnish
ed with credentials by the Relief Commit
tee and will be taken lo Texas City free
of charge and carried by the Galveston,
Houston and Henderson to Houston free.
Mr. Van Vleek is arranging transporta
tion for them from Houston to the points
whither they are destined. This service
will begin at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning.
Waterworks Hot Repaired.
Work on the water works has not pro
gressed so satisfactorily as had Ixen
hoped for The men did tut work last
night. Chief Engineer Reynolds has not
been at the works since yesterday morn
ing Alderman Mi M iste r took charge of
the work to-dav The machinery ha* been
clear-d of the debris and the pipes found
lo be badly damaged, and plumber*,
steam fitters and bolb-rmakers are at
work on them. Mr. McM.ister says he
thinks It will be possible lo turn water
Into the mains to-morrow.
All saloons were clos’d by the Chbf of
Police on Sunday.
At a meeting of the general committee
with Ihe city officials to-day the policing
of Ihe oily was discussed. Mayor Jones
.announced that Adjt. Gen Scurry would
take charge of the '*utioti with the sol
diers and olttxen* soldiery. The city Is
patrolled by about 2.000 police clficer*.
special officers, soldier* and deputy
Orders In Kill Thieves.
Orders were Issued lo the soldier* and
police lo kill any person caught In the
act ol robbing the dead, t'p to Tuesday
morning seven negro vandals had been
discovered and had paid the penally of
their crime wtlh their lives. They were
shot dead and their bodies carted away
with the dead victims of the storm.
No liquor I* permitted to be sold tinder
any circumstances unless ordered by the
chairman of one of the committees or by
a physician, who must state that It Is
to be used for medical purposes. All per
son* not haying business on the streels
after dark must be Identified before they
wtu be allowed to pas*. I'r.leo* Identi
fication t* forthcoming they are arrest
ed. No person I* allowed to work In or
about any building unless he ha* a writ
ten permit at*"*d by the chief of police
or deputy chief. No person Is permitted
to carry furniture or other property
through the streets unless he has u writ
ten permit from the proper authority.
The police department has Issued strict
orders and these order* will be enforced
to Ihe letter lo clear the city of all this
outside sporting element. Detectives
from Houston and Dallas have arrived
here. No gum tiling permitted and any
violations of this rule are prosecuted to
the fullest extent.
Home \ m rrnw l>oi|rt.
lmrin* th* iKorm Saturday ni*ht the,
young men of tho Hoddtker famly. with
the aid of o skiff, rescued over forty peo
ple and look them to the I'nlverslty build
ing, where they found shelter.
People tell of getting out of their houses
Just In the nick of time. They tell of
seeing people struck by flying limbers and
crushed to death before their eye*. One
man was cul otT from hi* family Just as
he thought he hod hem rescued and saw
them sink beneath the water on the other
side of a barrier. He turned In and help
ed to rescue others who were In peril. One
woman carrlad her five-months-old bat*
in her arms from her house only lo see
a beam strike the child on Ihe head, kill
ing It Instantly. She suffered a broken
leg and bruised body.
Eighteen people were caught In the
Grot tiger grocery store and It te presumed
that ail were lost, a* the building was
swept away entirely.
The firemen buried eight people south of
Avenue O to-day. The graves were mark
ed with pieces of garments worn by the
Salt In the Rain Water.
In Ihe Bolivar lighthouse, which stands
ISO feel high on Bolivar Point, ooross Ihe
bay from Galveston, aliout 123 people
sought refuge from Ihe storm Saturday
evening. Among them was County Road
Superintendent Kelso. Mr. Kelso stated
to a New* reporter when he reached Gal
veston on Monday afternoon that Ihe hun
dred or more refugee* spent an awful
night In the lighthouse Saturday night.
The supply Of fresh water was soon ex
hausted and an effort was made to secure
water by catching the rain water In buck
ets suspended at the top of the lighthouse.
The bucket was soon filled with weter.
but It was salty and could not be used.
The saM water spray shot skyward over
I*l feet and mingled with the rainwater
that fell In Ihe buckets. A quantity of
fresh water was, however, finally obtain
ed. Twelve dead bodies were recovered
nar th lighthous.
Mr. Mutti, a storekeeper, lost hi* life
after a display of uncommon heroism.
When the storm struck the city he hitch
ed up a one horse cart and started out
to rescue hi* neighbor*. Cartload after
cartload he carried in safety to a fire com
pany house. On three occasion# ihe cart
load of human lielnge. some half dead,
others cr.ne.l with fright, was carried
tor block* by the raging current* but he
landed all of them safely, even to hi*
last load. whn he met his death. A*
h>- attempted to pass into the building on
M last trip the fire house succumbed to
u : . m <t I -I I I
by being struck by some of th* wreckage
Wind at IV Kile* an Hone.
The official record* of th United Stales
Weather Bureau which have been made
ud and forwarded to Waehlngton. give
‘ valuable additional Information
about the etorm. Unfortunately the re
cording tnstrumenia were destroyed or
(Continued on Fifth I’aga.j
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1900.
MAY RECALL TROOPS
mroiiTAKT qckhtio* row parii-
DRSIT TO lIM IDi:.
CHINA ON VERGE OF FAMINE.
WI*IONARIKA. HOWEVEII, ARE OP
PIHIM. AVITIIimUA AL.
ERarli Reins Made to Hasten >p*o
tlatlons (nr a Arlllrncal-U llnaa
Chana May Rr Oral In Taka n
American Hap \ eaacl * Imperial
Edlrl Appointing Him I'rlarr
I tilnic In tkr Hand* of Ihr Jaya*
anr—llium Near Tien Tain.
Washington. Srpl. 12The question of
wtt hd rowing the American troop* ai one*
from Pekin la now before Ihr President,
and a speedy decision la expected and re
There are differences of opinion among
officials tn Pekin on thl* subject and Ihr
laaur I* for Ihr President to drcldr.
•Gen. Chaffrr w.ia some llmr aito direct
*d lo hold h!marlf In rradnraa to withdraw
hi* troop*. I’ndouhtrdly hr ha* ronfnrrrd
thr other commander* aa lo Ihr llmr
ami nthnner of withdrawal. ncronllnß to
thr term* of thr note. The sending of
further aupp'lr* to him ha* been atopped
and hr now nwalta hut thr signal from
Washington to begin hi* movement. H
la for the Prealdent to irlvr that signal.
The ronalderation* now before him In
favor of Immediate withdrawal are. flrat.
the fact that he la already committed In
a meaturr to auch courae by the language
u*ed In reply to Ihe Russian" note. Sec
ond, It la repre*ented that China I* on
the verge of a terrible famine and the re
tention of jhe troops In Pekin, prevent
ing. a* they do. thr return of thr Chl
neer government and thr eupply of pro
vision* to the capital, place* the reapon
alblllty for what threaten* to be a fright
ful calamity upon the Power* who sanc
tioned the occupation/
On the other hand, atrong representa
tions have been made to the President tn
opposition to withdrawal In Ihe absence
of sufficient guarantee* of protection of
American Interest* tn China and for the
safety of the native Christian*. Thl* last
condition* I* one more difficult to meet,
hut being Insisted upon by the tnlmlona-y
element. I* being given most careful con
Preparing for Negotiations.
In anticipation of gome such state of
affair*, the effort ha* been made to hasten
the dispatch of 'prellrolnsrls* to negotia
tions It is highly desirable that some re
sponsible representative of ihe Chinese
he recognised Ih order that wc may secure
a suffictnet guarantee upon which lo base
the withdrawal of our troops. l-l Hung
Chang and Prince Chtng ae the only
lights In the Ea*t so fir as our govern
ment can see. and It 1* possible that the
present problem may be solved by a de
cls on to deal with them Immediately ami
to accept their p odge a* sufficient for our
punweea. Therefore Ihe decision an
nounced to-day to facilitate LI Hung
Chang's passage from Shanghai lo Pekin
may be regarded as significant.
Later It wo* anounced that Consul Gen
eral Goodnow had reported that 1.l would
leave Shanghai next Friday for Tien Tln.
Hl mean* of transportation are not
known, but he may have a United Slates
vessel If such a thing I* absolutely nec
essary to hts reaching Tien Tain. It I*
not known that any of the Power* Is pre
pared to object lo LI Hung Chang's visit.
Meanwhile the State Department Is do
ing Its beat to force the Chinese govern
ment. through LI Hung Chang. tt restore
peace In the provinces and cense outrages
upon clttxens. which have been continued
up to the present day.
■mi. 1,1 <• to PBKn.
Preparing to Carry Oat the Decree
of the Kmpfrov.
Washington. Sept. 12.—The Slate l>e
pariment has nude public the following
The following corpmunl.’atlon wait haml
et! to Acting Secretary of Slate Hill on
Sept. 11. by the Chinese minister:
Cablegram from Earl U Hung Chang,
date Sept. 9. 1900. transmitted by the Chi
nese minister at Ixm.ion, umler date of
Sept. 10 and received by Minister Wu on
the night of the last named date:
"1 have just received a telegram, dated
gept. . from Governor of Shantung,
transmitting a dispatch mklressed to me
by the privy council from Ta Tun* Fu
(Shan 81) on Aug. 30.
" 'The privy council to U Chang. En
voy Plenipotentiary. Grand Secretary
of Slate am) Viceroy of Bhlh IJ.
•• ‘On the 3rd day of the #th moon of
Kwang-Hru. Mth year (Aug 2T>. the fol
lowing Imperial edict was Issued:
•• 'We hereby lommand 1,1 Hung Chang,
envoy plenipotentiary, with full discre
tionary powers and grand sec retary of
state*, to pro erd at once by steam vessel
l Pekin end there to associate himself
with Prince Chins In discussing and dial
ing with all pending questions. Eel there
be r.o delay. Itespect this ’
"The alcove has been communicated to
nr In obedience to the Imperial will.
"Another communication from privy
council stales an edict has already been
Issued commanding Sir Robert Hart lo
confer with (the representatives) of the
foreign nations for the loan of a sleam
vessel to convey El Hung Chang without
delay to Pekin, where he Is to associate
himself with Prince Citing In dealing with
all (tending questions. There was also a
copy of on edict for Id Hung Chang,
which the Inspector general of custom#
(Sir Kobert Hnrt) ws directed to depute
an official to deliver In person (to Karl
Id). The document* referred to have been
dispatched by post, but on account of the
roundabout method employed and fearing
a mistake or failure might arise In the
edicts are respectfully transcribed (aa
above). Oh re-elpt of the same the Shan
Tung governor Is* requested to transmit
them by telegraph to envoy Li.
"Having received Imperial orders urging
my speedy departure for the North. It be
hoove# me to make arrangements CO start
on my Journey soon Please Inform Sec
retary of State and request Instruc
tions to he telegraphed to the Cnleed States
commanders at Ties Tsln and Pekin to
co-operate tn affording me protection. It
To the above Secretary Hill haa handed
Mr Wo the following reply:
"In reply to the request of Earl LI that
Instructions he telegraphed to the I'nlted
States commanders nt Tten Tsln and Pe
kin to co-operate In affording him protec
tion. If required, on hie Journey to Pekin,
the government of the I'nlted State*, so
far aa Ms own foreea are concerned, will
be happy to facilitate tn every proper way
the Journey of Karl Li to Pekin, and will
so Instruct Its commanders.
"Department of State. Washington, Sept.
J APR EDI ND PRIM E I KING.
Hope to Establish ( ommanlrallon
With Dowager Kanpreas.
Copyright, ism. The Associated Pres*.
Prkln, Aug. 2*. via Taku. Sept. 10 and
Shanghai. Tuesday. Sept 11.—The Japan
ese found Prince Chtng. leader of the
conservative, pro-foreign party. In the
western hills, twenty miles distant, and
are holding him there with the vl*w of a
conference ami In the hope that he may
establish communication with the Dowag
Patters have been found In the Emper
or's room at the palpre containing lists
of the foreigners killed and the foreign
era' property destroyed. The search upon
the part of Ihe ailtea for Chinese troops
ha* been suspended.
EORt'K HEAT AGAINST BOXERS.
(iea. Dorward Commanded Expedi
tion In Defence of Tten Tsln.
Copyright. 19m, The Associated Press.
Tten Tsln. Sept. R. via Shanghai -A
body of A.om allied troop". Including Sro
men of the Fifteenth Infantry, under
command of MaJ. Botiertson. marched to
day against the elite* of Sheiig Hao Blen
and Ttlte. where the prenence of Boxers
threaten* the Tien Tsln region. The ad
vance was made In two columns for the
purpose of flanking the towns Gen. Dor
ward personally commanded the expedi
tion. The Japanese siege guns were
taken with the expedition, which Includ
ed a large force of cavalry.
One regiment of Oerman cavalry and
one British battery have arrived.
DEFEATED IMPERIAL TROOPS.
Homers and "Rig Halle*" Reported la
Have Wan a Victory.
Berlin. Sep' 12—A dispatch lo the
Frankfurt Zeitung from Shanghai, dat'd
Tuesday. Sapl. 11, * ay* Ihe Boxer*, unti
ed with the Society of Ihe Big Knife,
from Northern Shan Tung, are reported
to have defeated the Imperial Chinese
troops north of Ih* province of Kltng
-Bu. which I* south of Shan Tung.
POWERV REPLIES TO HI ARI A.
England, (iermnny. Analrln nnd llnly
Mai Kttck Together.
London. Sept. 12.—Statement* were cur
rent In the European capital* last even
ing that all ihe Powers had replied to
ihe Russian proposition; that Great BtH
ni, and Germany had declined to evacuate
Pekin; that Austria and Italy had decided
to be guided by Germany'# decision and
that other Power* had agreed to a more
or less modified withdrawal.
The Pari* correspondent of th* Morning
Post claim* to know that the allies will
only withdraw to the outside wads of ths
capital city where they will continue to
dominate Pekin In a military sense.
GERMANY' (OMIKgI REPORT.
Relieves That America anil France
' Mould Follow Russia.
Merlin, Sept. 12.—The German foreign
office confirms the report that all the Pow
ers have answered the Russian proposal.
It considers that If Russia would actual
ly withdraw" her troops from I j rkin. of
s-tilch there are no present Indications, the
Cnlied Siatea and France would certainly
F.xpedtflon to Pao Ting Fn.
Taku. Monday. Sept. 10.—Rain delayed
the starting of the Pao Ting Ku expedi
tion until half past two Saturday. One
column Is moving west and the other
southwest. The troops marched fifteen
miloM and encamped at Yung Lieu Chlng.
meeting with no opposition. They ad
vanced to Mao-Charig on Monday.
MASTS COUTH HYMN* PAID.
Army officer Thinks Galveston Is
suitable In Itccaver.
Washington. Sep* 12.—The quartermas
ter's department received the following
"Quartermaster General, M’ashlng'on:
Referring to my telegrams of 9lh and
10th I have, subject to approval, suspend
ed Fort Crockett construction contracts,
and again urgently recommend that con
tractors be paid for labor and material
In place and on ground, alt swept away
and lost beyond recovery. Fortifications
at Crockett. Jacinto and Travis all de
stroyed and cannot be rebuilt on present
sites. Recommend continuance of my of
fice here pnly long enough to recover
Crockett office safe and morning gun
when located; also to close accounts, and
ship office and recovered property where
directed. I fear Galveston ta destroyed
beyond Its ability lo recover. Loss of Ilf#
and property appalling.
RIG FIRE AT NEAA PORT.
It RrnnKhl the Summer Season la a
Nsrragansett Pier. R. 1., Sept. 12.—The
summer season at the great renort came
to a sudden end this afternoon through
the complete destruction hy lire of the
great Rockingham Hotel. Sherry's beaut
iful and famous casino, the Hatard Bio. k.
the Knights of Pythias hall and a score
jot smaller buildings.
The lire started In the upper part of
the RocklnglUm shortly after noon and
within a few hours nearly all the adja
cent buildings. Including the casino, had
been destroyed. The loss fe estimated at
about 3330.000. half of which la covered by
Incurance. The big hotel was practically
VICTORY FOR CROKER
mMHIIKI.II NIMRD FOR GOV
ERNOR OF *F.%\ YORK.
BITTER FIGHT MADE BY HILL
111 T CO I, EH W AS Tl HIED DOWN BY
A LARGE MAJORITY.
After That Dill Proposed the 1 moil,
moa* Nomination of Stanehtleld.
Platform *a>a Ihe Isaac of Im
perialism Is Paramount— Nil Trusts
nail Especially the "lee Trust."
Were Condemned—People of New
York I rgrd tn Note for Rryan.
Saratoga. N Y.. Sept 12.—For Gover
nor—John B. Stanchfleid. of Chemung.
Lieutenant Governor William F.
Mackey of Erie.
Secretary of State-John T. Norton of
For Comptroller—Edwin R. Al water of
For Treasurer—John B. Judson of Ful
For Attorney General—Thornes F. Con
way ol Clinton.
For Engineer and Surveyor—Russel R.
Stuart of Onondaga.
This was Ihe ticket named by the Dem
ocratic State Convention to-day. It* head
was not elected without Ihe Indulgence of
acrlmonloua personalities and a sarcastic
eachang* of compliment* among the lead
ers. But when the will of the convention
had finally been realslerel ex-Senator Da
vid B. Hill was first to propose the unan
imous nomination of "a friend at lifelong
standing. John B. Stanchfleid."
This altitude proved ao spontaneously
Infectious 'hat representatives of almost
e¥ry count> which had opposed Mr.
StnnchfieWl. were Immediately upon their
feet and one by one Ihey were recognlged
by Chnlfiman Raines to second Ihe nomi
nation The hallo* for Governor resulted:
Stanrhfleki, 2M: Colcr, IM. Mackey, 1.
Imperialism Is Paramnua*.
The platform begin* with pledging th*
Democracy of New York anew lo the
principle* and policies of Jeffersonian De
mocracy and Indorsing the platform adopt
ed by Ihe last Democratic national .Gn
venlktn. It continues:
"We recognise Ihe truth of the declar
ation of that convention that Ihe burn
ing lasue of imperialism growing out of
th* Spanish war. involve* the very exis
tence of !h* republic end the destruction
of our, free Inalltutlone We regard it as
the paramount Issue of the campaign
"Upon this Issue, therefore, we Invite
all ritlsen* of our aiat* to promote the
election of a Democratic President, how
eyer they may differ on national Issues
which at this time are Inferior tn rank "
Relative lo trusts. Ihe plat form specific* I
lj' condemns th* corporate combine lion
known as tb# "lee Truet,” and denounces
all combination* of capital known a*
"truet*" as Inevitably and Intolerably
tinujuat to both producer and consumer,
one result of which te "to destroy all In
dividual enterprise and to rob Ihe young
men of Ihe country of the fair competi
tion which, In Democratic lime*, consti
tuted the great glory of the nation and
permlttr-d the advancement end Indepen
dence pf our youth."
The platform cordially indorsee the can
didacy of Mr. Bryan.
New Jeraey Democrats.
Trantag h I Sept. ll.—The Demosrnll-
Convcntlon to-day chnae candidates for
presidential elector*. The platform de
nounce* Imperialism and Indorse* Bryan.
Patrick A. ColUns of Boston addressed
BURYING THE HitIMES AT SEA.
Keren Hundred Taken On* on Hargrs
and Given to (he Deep.
Galveston. Tex.. Sept. 11. via Yacht
Stella, lo Houston. Sept 12.—The cltlaen*.
of Galveston are at raining every nerve
to clear the ground nnd secure from be
neath Ihe debris Ihe bodies of human be
ing* and animals and to get rid of them.
It Is a task of great magnitude and is
attended with untold dlfilcultlea. There
It a shortage of horse* to haul Ihe dead
and there la n shortage of willing hando
o perform the gruesome work.
Yesterday morning It became apparent
that It would be Impossible lo bury the
dead even In trench#* ami arrangements
were made to take them to sea. Hariccs
•ml tugs were quickly mail* ready for the
purpose, but It was difficult to get men lo
do the work. The city's firemen worked
hard In bringing bodies to the wharf but
outside of them there Were few who
Soldier* and policemen were according
ly sent out and every able-bodied man
Ihey found was marched to the wharf
front. The men were worked In relay*
anil were supplied with stimulants to
nerve them for their task.
At nlghtfhll three barge loads, contain
ing about TOO human bodies, had been
sent lo sea, where they were sunk with
weights. Darkness compelled suspension
of the work until morning.
Toward nlghl great difficulty was ex
perienced In handling the dead bodies of
negroes, which are badly decomposed.
No effort was made after I o'clock yes
terday morning to place the bodies In
morgues for Identification, for It was Im
perative that the dead should be gotten
10 sea a* soon as possible. Many of Ihe
bodies taken out are unidentified. They
are placed on the barge* as quickly at
possible and llat* are mad* while tha
bars'* are being lowed to sea.
A large number of dead animals were
hauled lo Ihe bay and dumped In lo be
carried to the tea by the lidca.
One hundred and IWmty-fivc men work-,
ed all day yesterday and last nlghl In un
covering Ihe machinery of the water
works from the debris. It I* hoped that
11 will be possible lo turn on the water
for awhile to-*lay, and II Is planned to e*t
fir* lo Ihe debris and cremate Ihe bodies
Mayor Jones haa given very full scope
to Chief of Folieo KetchOm and i. H.
Hawley, chairman of th* Committee on
Public Safety, to swear In clllaena a, offi
cers. Ticket linos have been established
around the large store* and guard* placed
on duty. SoVHsr* and opkee at# Instruct
ed to shoot anyone caught looting br al
tempting lo toot.
RIGGER LEAN Eh TR ANSA A AL.
la at Istrrnin Marques Heady to hall
Lorenso Marquea. Sept. 12.— President
Kruger arrived here last night
He ami several Transvaal officials are
.staying at the house of Mr. G. Pott, the
consul of Ihe Netherlands here. It I* re
ported that they will said for Europe Sept
21 on the German steamer Hersog
MEAN* E Alt 1.l END OE AVAR.
Iloers Vai.l to Hate An l.oager a Pre
text for Eluhtlog.
London. Sept 12.—The ntaht of President
Krugrr from shat Is now designated as
the Vaal Ktver Colony and hi# arrival last
night at Ixirenxo Marque*, |* regarded
hire as Indicative of on early end of Ihe
hostilities In South Africa.
Another message front Lorenao Marque*
aay* the Transvaal state official* accom
panied President Kruger Into Portuguese
fllgniltratit also, although It Is uncon
firmed. Is the announcement that Gen
Botha, the Boer <otnm*nder-ln-eht*f. I*
making overture* to surrender, and the
question whether Ihe burghers will now
follow the usunl course of beaten armies
And lay down their arms or formally de
clare In lavcr of guerilla warfare must
tw speedily settled. It is, however, believ
ed here lhal President Kruger's action de
prive* the Boers of their main pretext (or
remaining In the field
NINE KILLED IN A AVItEt K.
Car of Dnnrnn ( larke Female Mia
alerts Smashed Ip.
Cairo. 111.. Sept. 12.—The special ear of
the Duncan Clark Female Minstrel troupe
was wrecked nt Mounds this afternoon
and of sixteen occupant* nine are now
dead and six others are seriously Injured,
some of them perhaps fatally. The dead
OIJI* Enright. •
Seriously injured: Ktde Fny* Elliott,
May Martin. Otis Well, and Duncan
The injured are all In Ihe hospital here.
Duncan Clarke, the manager, will proba
Patrick PaGereon, the only man who
was killed, was the rook. He was hurled
from the car and struck the ewltch stand
A special train was hurried from this
city to the scene with Dr. AV. W. Crane
lead. the company'* physician and a corps
Of nurse* on hoard. They did what they
could lo relieve the suffering company.
The dead were taken In charge by Ihe
coroner of Pulaski.
HTOHM IS GO IWO TO SKA.
If t'nnseil Heavy Galea Aruund Ike
trn England Coast.
Washington. Sept. 11.—'The great West
Indian storm which has been the matter
of meteorological Interest for the past
twelve days, la fast disappearing into the
Atlantic by way of Cape Mreton island,
the barometer at Sydney to-night reading
South to went gales have resulted from
this storm, and to-day they extended
along the entire coast from New Jersey
northward. Boston reporting a maximum
velocity of fifty-two miles an hour from
the west and New York sixty-four miles
from the west.
During Tuesday night a maximum ve
locity of eighty miles an hour was re
ported at Buffalo. But Httte rain accom
panied this storm after It left the upper
lake region. It has, however, except In
the south, caused a marked moderation of
the high temiHToture which has so long
lurslsted over the eastern portion of the
AJiaa McKIM.KY'M WEDDING.
Attended ky Ike President and
Aire. Militant McKinley,
Some reel, P#.. Sept. 12.—Dr Hermanns
E Baer nd Mien Mabel McKinley, only
daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Abner McKin
ley, were married here 10-nlght at *
o'clock, (lev. D. Parker Morgan of New
The ceremony was elalmrale. The pres
ence of President and Mra. William Mc-
Kinley. th* uncle and aunt of the bride.'
together with other prominent people
front various parts of the United States,
lent unusual Interest to the affair. The
appointment* were superb and the gowns
of the ladles were remarkable for their
The bridal trip will extend to the pa
cific coast and will be made In the private
car "Fslmouth," belonging to President
Duval of lha Florida, Central and Penin
One remarkable feature of the occasion
was the fact that M was strictly a tem
peranc# function. No wine of any kind
were served at the weakling dinner.
THE VAVAI. STATION HOARD.
Malting far Data A bunt Fries of Sites
Washington. Sep*. 12.—The board select
ed by fhe Secretary of the Navy, under
the provisions of the current naval ap
propriation act, to examine Ihe expediency
of changing Ihe naval station at Port
Royal to some point near Charleston, S.
C.. I* In session here, but no decision has
Admiral Rogers, who la president of the
board, says that Ihe hoard needs some fur
ther Information which must be obtained
before Ihe decision can he made It la be
lieved that the data which the hoard la
awaiting relates lo the price of certain
oltea at Charleston.
LITTLE HOCK'S POPULATION.
Shows an Inrreaae af 12,433 People
nr 4W.4M1 Per Cent.
Washington. Sept. 12.—Th* Census Bu
reau announces that the population of Lu
lls Rock. Ark . la 33. WT, as against 2&.X71
In l*k) This ta an increase of 12, AM, or
4*. per cent.
DAILY. * A YEAR.
S CENT* A COPY
WEEKLY 2-TIMKB-A-WKKK.iI A YEAR
MINERS TO STRIKE
ALL WORK ERA IN ANTHRACITE
REGION TO GO Ol T.
MEANS LOSS OF MILLIONS-
Tlir.HK ARE I l.vnuo OF THEM IN
PENNMYLA ANIA AI.ONE.
I ailed Mine Marker* Have gl.fMMVmo
With AVhlrh la ( uadael the Strike.
Eighty Per C ent, nf the Miners Are
Members nf (lie I niun-This strike
Hi calls the Traaetly al Laftlmer.
Al hat the Miners Arr Demnndluts.
Alan, AA 111 Go Out.
Indlamipirils. Ind., Kept 12.—Al &.1S
o'clock this afternoon President Mitchell
ami Secretary Wlleon of the Untied Mine
AAorkers of America affixed their signs
lures lo the document which will call
lO.n I . - •
Ihraclt* region from Ihelr work Monday
morning urn! precipitate one of the nvisl
gigantic strikes in Ihe history of the
The document was Ihe offi-lal Indorse
ment of Ihe request of ihe antraclte dis
trict* to strike. It was considered by tha
National Executive Hoard of the mine
workers last week and when Ihe hoard
adjourned all power to Indorse Ihe re
quest for the strike was left In the hands
of the national ptesblent and secretary.
This afternoon President Mitchell and
Secretary Wilson Ml In h* headquarters
reudvlng telegrams from illffierent parts
of the anthracite region ami hoping, they
said, that each message might be some
conceeston from the operator* that would
prevent Ihe strike, nut none came.
tilLhtn Men AN 111 Us dal.
The three district president* reported
this afternoon that of the 142.M>0 men tn th*
three districts. lM.Sflo would go on a
strike Monday. President Mitchell would
not state what secret influences were at
work to prevent the strike and which
cauged Ihe delay He said the person at
work had offered hi* service* voluntaritly
and the matter was confidential.
As to maintaining the men during the
strike he said:
"When men ure fighting for Just wages
they can auhalst on very little. At any
tale It la aafe to aay that nobody will
starve or want tor necessary clothing
Most of the men live In company houses
and we must consider the probability of
eviction, but thesa things have all been
fully considered and will he met as they
present themselves. At this time it would
bo folly for ihe organisation to go Into
details am to' the provision made for feed
ing arel -lothing (he etnkers."
President Mitchell will leave Raturday
tor llaselton, Pa., to personally conduct
At 111 Uanse Heavy l asses.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Kept 12.—The order of
President Mitchell calling out Ihe miners
In the anthracite coal region of this state,
recall* the last great strike In the same
district three years ago. which was prac
tically ended by Ihe tragedy al Eattlmer,
In which twenty-one miners were killed
and over fifty wounded by deputy sher
The strike Inaugurated to-day by th
United Mine Worker# of America will,
for Ihe time being, terminate operations
In th* moat productive hard coal field in
The mine employes In Ihe anthracite
district of Pennsylvania number about ilk .
. The membership of (he union Is not
known to a certainly but tender* claim
Hast nbout an per r*n. of Ihe miner* arw
organized. The union men do not antici
pate any difficulty In Inducing the unor
ganised miner* to strike. The closing of
the mines is expected to reduce the regu
lar coal production 73 per cent.
tthnuld the strike continue over a period
of two months the loss will amount to
many millions of dollar*. Officers of th*
miners' union twtlmate that the organiza
tion has a rash balance of ll.Ojn.nwi m the
treasury, with which to conduct (he
Th* more Implrlant of Ihe miners de
ms mis are as follows:
Abolition of the company atores: reduc
, tlon In the price of powder lo ll.iO per
keg; abolition of company doctors; semi
monthly payment of wages; abolition of
the sliding scale; wages pi Id In rash:
twenty-two hundred and forty pounds to
the ton: an advance of 3 per cent, tn
I wages less than 91.30 and not exceeding
91.73 a day; that all classes of day labor
now receiving 91.30 and not exceeding 21.75
shall receive 15 per cent, over prisiel
wages; that all day labor now receiving
91.73 shall he advanced lo per cent.
RED HMA.hN COMING HOME.
I nltrd Slates Army Officer Mho Has
Been Mill, Baers.
M'ashington. Sept. 12.—The following dis
patch has been received by the War De
partment from the Unit'd fhates army
officer who accompanied the Boer# In
their campaigns as military observer#:
"Isorenao Marques. Kept U.—Events
have required the departure of the at
taches from Ihe Transvaal. Request in
This message I* Interpreted at the de
partment to mean th# complete collapoa
of the Boer resistance to England. Capt.
Rtlchmann has been cabled [lermkmtoa to
atari at once for the United Rtstes.
STORM m ill UK (LEVBLAND.
Two Vessels AA ere *ank and Fifteen
Cleveland. 0.. Sept 12.—The tall end of
ihe West Indian hurricane, which swept
over Lake Erie last night, proved to hav*
been tb* most disastrous storm that ha*
visited this section In several year*. *
The wind at one lime attained a velocity
of sixty mile* an hour.
Two vessels were eunk. carrying dawn
with them fifteen persons, end a number
of other vessel* have reached part tn a
Badly damaged condition.