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i ?. ?^B?mm?wm??mm?msB^?m???ms??m?mmmmmmm ' , _ NUMBER 197.
OVER $2,000,000
Est?mate of Damage at Coast
Points Near Mobile is About
Fifty Thousand.
MbWle, Sept. 29.-Between fifty
and sixty lives "were lost, several
hundred injured and property damag
ed to the extent of more than two ;
million hy tho hurricane which since
yesterday hes virtually isolated New
Orleans and vicinity. Tills is the sum
of reports received tonight by meager
mean? of communication, the usual
means atilt being;, nearly useless. '
In New Orleans seven were fettled,
nomo by falling structures and some
drowned and ar hundred and fifty in
jured by falling structures.
At Freriier, Louisiana, twenty-five
drowned . At Mhnshac, Louisiana. ?
section foreman and sixteen negro
hands were drowned.
Two children were killed at Paca
goula when a house Was demolished,
at Mobile two were electrocuted by
live wires; at Natchez ono was killed
by falling timber.
Hie property loss at New Orleans
is approximated at two million. There
ls no definite estimate of tho loss at
coast points around New Orleans but
at ?Mobile, end vicinity the loss wilt
not oxooed fifty thousand. Esti
mates here were materially lessoned
when Coden, .Bayou Be ?rc, Alabama
iv?rt. Battles and Fair Hope were
hoard from.
Four ships were ?wept over the
wharves at Gulf port and a steamer
lost at Natchez and a watchman with
her. Ail vessels outward bound
from New Orleans are accounted for.
The Southern Pacific liner Proteus,
which was reported yesterday in the
storm center 'off the Mississippi's
mouth, was declared safe by the
Cro?lo of tho same line.
In New Orleans, fifteen mostly
girls in the telephone exchange, were
Injured when windows were blown
In; the Masonic Temple in the heart
of the bualnesa district, was damaged,
a public school and several churches
and houses in the French market sec
tion were'demolished or damaged.
Tlie wind played havoc with parka
and houbea in outlying sections, email
vessels over the river were swamped
and docks and warehouses damaged.
Water from Lake Ponchartrain
swept over the seawall into the lake
(resorts. Fire from lightning de
stroyed a big acid plant.
Wire Service Suspended.
.Mobile, Sept. 30.- Riestorntlon of
the wire, or of the interrupted wire
less conununrtlon from New Orleans
io anxiously awaited. Fragmentary
messages- wirelessed from vessels at
New Orleans indicated that the storm
had subsided. Wire companies are
working to restore tho lines. The loss
of life la sot expected to bc heavy.
Ample ^warning" was given to resi
dents on the cast. Oas report says
ten are ?ead lo New Orleans and the
property loss is heavy from wind and
water, which was backed into the
streets. Breaking of the levee?
aouth of the city' ls reported. The
famous, French market sections are
reported damaged. Reporta of a
heavy property damage along Ihe rulf
coast la expected. .
Six ly Miles an Hoar st Hew Orleans.
The hurricane swept New Orleans
for' seven hours nt moro than sixty
miles an hour. The maximum veloci
ty reported '.hy the weather bureau
wan between a hundred and twenty
sad a hundred and thirty. - The wind
K aw at tb*? *tate; for one minute he -
tveen five thirty and six In the af
ternoon. The highett sustained velo
city was eight-six miles, about five
Morgan City, La., Sept.. 30.-The
?i?orni T?atn?K? hero JS 'estimated at
two hundred thousand. Three steam
boats "wera sunk in harbor, buildings
unroofed and houses tom from t: cir
foundations. T?w> wind reached *a
<n:!ty: of elsnty-fIve miles. There
no ieee trf'llfe here but fear was
felt for tao safety of ffchermen. eawp
ed along tho coast. Crowley and La
fayette, -west Ct hare, report no
Oalvoston. Texan, Sept. 301-A
wireless ?rom Kew Orleans stated
2 o'clock the -water In "the
eas receding rapidly and the
".iii going down . Tho nnumber
of dead In New Orleans ia live. There
are .indications that the property dam
age wss considerable.
Fifty Eight New York Financial
Firms' Will Become Members
of Syndicate Underwriters.
New York, Sept. 30.-Although
the designated price ot tho Anglo
French loan bonds has been fixed ot
ninety-eight to the public, lt devel
oped today tuet purchasers of
amounts, from a thousand dollars up
wards wail get them et ninety-six
and a quarter, the net price to the
syndicate, but a method to maintain
the price by Artificial means at nine
ty-eight was adopted.
Thc syndicate members, under this
method, must pay oiinoty-efght for
the bonds but when tho syndicate ex
pires sixty days hence they will ro
celve a: rettete, bf one and thrco-rjtiar
tors per oent. The -plan'to offer tbhe
bonds throughout tho country to
thousand dollar purchasers le inter
preted as a bid for quick buyers.
Tho ono quarter per cent over ninety
six, the figure originally set as Ute
price to investors, will be used to pay
the expenses of distribution.
[Fifty-eight financial houses willi
becoino members of the local syndi
cate of underwriters, according to a
Heft made public today, by J. P.
Morgan & Co.
New York, Sept. 30.-The com
plete details of the method of mar
keting the halt billion dollar joint
issue of Anglo-French five, year
bonds will probably be announced
late today by J. P. Morgan and com
pany. Representatives of New York
banks and trust companion and oth
er financial houses continued con
ferences looking to the adoption ot a
definite program placing the issue
on the market within a fortnight.
The committee today is trying to de
cide tho sise of subgscriptions allow
ed, the time when the bonds will be
sold and the terms, for smaller de
nominations, with other terms.
Indications aro that under-wrlilng
syndicate will disband after sixty or
ninety days, and the bonds will be
listed, probably free, on the stock ex
Morgan & Co., at noon Issued a
memorandum stating that the loan
syndicato would have a life of 60 days.
The syndicate will purchase the bonds
at 98. At the expiration of 60 days
they wlir receive 1 3-4 rebate', l'h?re
ls no restriction on the purchaser?.
Banks participating will merely trans
fer- the mopey on the hooks and lt will
be left In she bank until needed.
London, Sept. 30.- Rori Kitchener
addressing a meeting of the labor ex
ecutives yesterday said he preferrod
a continuation of the votuntoer sys
tem, nut recruiting was not up to the
needs. Ho explained his plan, not
yet authorised, would apply .a military
ballot system. Each district ?v?H be
required to furnia; tts quota ?( men.
If they could not-be supplied by vol
unteers, the required number, would
bei selected by ballot among men of
mil linty age. Those thu? chosen
would be comos:lea to enlist.
Maanfactnre*** pay at Exposition.
Denver,. 8ept. 30.-Manufacturers,
jobbers and salesmen today had
their day at the International Soil
Products exposition being ?teld hore.
There are many valuable exhibits at
th? exposition In the Une of manu
factured articles produced from soil
products and many used - th field, and
farm house.
Canal Opening Belayed.
Washington. Sept. SO.-Colonel
Harding, neting governor of tn* Pana
ma canal, cabled t??-> war department
that more earth mbveuvvnti will de
lay' the Veop?nlng of th? banal until
October l*.nth, five days longer than
was previously reported.
{Report is First Intimation of Poa
tive Action By Carranza in
Cooperation With U. S.
Brownsville. Sept. '30.-Goperal
I Nafarrute, tito Carranza commander
?at Matamoros, reported the arrest of
five bandits driven- across thc Rio
I Grande hy United States, troops at
Cnmargo, Mexico, and said ho was
I Investigating the reported gathering
of several hundred Mexicans opposite
i Progreso. This was the first Intima
tion that the Carranza authorities had
taken positive action to co-operate
I with the American forces lu clearing
the boundary of raiders.
Greenville, Sept. 30.-The supreme
court yesterday handed down a de
cision that affirmed tho verdict of a
court or, common pleas Jury in the
I case of Floyd Baldwin, plaintiff, Ver
nas the Piedmont, Manufacturing
company, awarding the plaintiff dam
ages in the slim of $2,500. Argument
{was made before thc supreme court
last spring. Attorney James H.
Price represented Baldwin while
Hayn es worth & Hayns worth appeared
for the defendant company. .
'lan Prov*les for Issuance ol
Three ard . Half Per Cent
Government Bonds.
Omaha, Sept. 3d.-A plan for the
government tc lend money to farmers
of limited means by tho issuance of
tb ree ,'?nd -a half per cent hoods waa
?otlined by a Nobraslta senator, G.
W. Norria, at thc National Farmers'
Congress today. It provides for a
bureau operating through postmas
ters, lending money at 'our per cent
to farmers who are American cttla?n?..
' - ... ..f.i . .j_
Havana. Sept. 30.-The govern
ment's eec rotary denied- current ru
mors ot ? projected negro uprising.
He enid there Was no tiniest anica g
the negroes hut the Rovernrhont is
prepared to concentrate . strong
forces' in any locality upon Oral sign
Of disorder. ,
Mystery In Sn?clt?e.
Wilmington, Poi., Sent. go.-7!.
P. Simmons, an electrician of Peters*
burg. Va.,- la reported ; . .UK.? com
milted " suicide with ga*. ??/
{ls said to have disappeared.
KiUfO ffi B?lTlil
Brother of Congressman Nicholls
Fell in Battle of Loot-Was
Lieutenant in British Army.
Greenville, Sept. 30.-Lieut.
Montague Nicholls, of Spartnuburg,
younger brother nt Congressman Stun
J. Nicholls, was killed while com
manding a division of British field ar
tillery in the battle of Leos, cither
September 26 or 27, according to a
British war office dispatch to the be
reaved family in Spartanburg, heirs
of which reached Greenville thia af
ternoon. Lieut. Nicholls was w< (l
known in Greenville ?nd had a nimi
or friendB hero whom ho frequently
visited before he swore allegiance to
England and went to the front In thc
European conflagration. Ho waa a
former student ot Annapolis and Weat
The death message from the sec
retary of tho Brltlah war omeo was
I received this afternoon In Spartan
burg by Judge George W. Nicholls,
fattier of tho slain boy. Congressman
Nicholls Immediately . communicated
?.vlth the department at Washington
vi th a view of makins arrange
ments, if possible, to havo th? dead
body shipped to Spartanburg for bu
rial . Tho department informed him
that every assistance would be offer
ed , but it is notvknown whether lt
will be possible to transport tine re
I mains.
Lieut. Nicholls was 28 years of
jago. He waa born and reared in
I Sparta .uurg. He-cttended the Spar
?tanburg schools,' Citadel at Charles
ton. West Point and South Carolina
university. Besides hts military ac
complishments, he waa known by
the sporting fraternity throughout
the country because of tho success
he attained on the football field. Ho
was a star at one time on the Anna
polis eleven.
When Nicholls left Annapolis he
Infer went to South Carolina Univer
sity r^nd pursued a course In law, t?io
chosen profession ot his brother and
Hhorilly after was wes declared
and leading nations ot Europe were
at each other* traroats, ?roting Nicholls
always Imtiused with a courageous
soliit. went to Canada and enlisted
for service in the British army.
A man ot high military -and naval
training, he was soon promoted to a
lieutenancy. He fought valiantly'
I day after day, the reports showed,
and not evoa a serious wound he sus
tained several month* ago, daunted
Wm. Then he waa a lieutenant in
th? Royal artillery. 'He recovered,
and again ealliod to the front, this
time aa a lieutenant to the British
Field artillery.
Berlin Reports Lons.
Berlin. Scpf. 30. -Tbo loss of Hill
101 in the Champagne region north of
Maaaigncs to the allies as a result of
thc great battle now progressing is
annountd in an bTflchd statement to
TfciiB Is tho first photograph of Geu
iral Carranza'*} troops fightiug in tho
Icinlty of Mexico City, willoh they
tavo taken aud lost uoveral times
vllhin tlie last two - months. Ono
lay the city changed hands three
imes. Tho photograph shows (Ur
ania's troops making a trench of the
ullroad ditch orar the city.
Tho p&iotograph of Oeneral Obrcgon
how/5 him with his right arm cot off
t the elbow. It will be recalled that
ae first reports from the Villa camp
everal weeks ago had lt that Obre
on, wiho ls considered the ablest
ii Uti ry leader Carranza has, was
cad of his wounds. Later lt was
..urned that he had only suffered tho
>ss of his arm. This photograph was
ikea of him while Hie was convales
lng from that wound.
Congressman Hourn Thinks Tltat
Much W?1 Be Need in Gov
ernment Power Milla.
Washington, Sept. 30.-Represen
tative Reflln of Alabama, called on
Secretary Daniels and Garrison to
day, suggesting that the government
purchase four hundred and fifty
thousand bale? of cotton aud two
hundred and fifty thous..nd hales of
linters to bo manufactured into gun
cotton and explosives to meet the
?nu ni tl un requirements of the army
and navy.
Secretary Daniels said more cotton
than usual would be needed because
the government powder milts at In
dian Head, Maryland, had been en
Washington, Sept. 30.- Representa
tives of all the principal railroad sys
tems are before the Interstate ' com
merce commission to present their
views on the main question? involved
In physical valuation. They appear
ed by request of the commission.
Roads representatives have filed a
?OO-page brief discussing the subject
from a technical standpoint.
6. i um M
Wore Than Five Thousand, Vet
erans Shook Hauds W.ih
President Today.
Washington, Sept. 30.-Kansas
C, i ty was cha?en today as tad place
Tor the nineteen slxteeu encampment
of the G. A. H. Tho election or ofli
rers will take place tomorrow.
Through a mlsunderstandieg of what
was Intended the private reception at
tho White House today became a gen
eral affair.- Mi?re than five thous
- m ,,i ?-.
UIU " M ..um ?
?dont Wilson.
Denver, Colo., Sept.. SO.-Threat
ened with a fight over the new* pro
hibition law which goes into effect
on January 1, 1919, the Antl-3aloon
League or Colorado oponed a memo
rabl? convention here today. Den
ier, under a home roles statute,
threaten* to' roll the state-wide dry
law. The call 1er today*? meethiK
slated that the "purp??* was the
-fprtnulaUng nf nltao of action to
r.heckmatc any? move the liquor
Torces may mot*?.*' Legat action ls
Governor Think* Swedish Minis
ter Should Come to Utah and
Investigate Case.
Salt Lake City. Sept. 30.-On re
quest of President Wilson, Governor
Spry of Utah has gi anted a reprieve
until October tenth for Joseph Hill
strom, the Swede who was sentenced
to be shot tomorrow for the murder
of a grocer and his eon.
The governor enid the Swedish min
Inter at Washington, who prevailed
on the president to ask the reprieve,
should como here and investigate the
case. Tho Swedish vico consul hero
investigated ?ind found no reason for
a change ot Hilistrom'a sentence.
TEteTttbrair Was Hea?y.
Salt Lako City, Sept. 30.-Prepara
tions for the execution of Joseph
Hlllstrom la completed, Ut-?ess the
governor Interferes be will be shot ot
sun-risc tomorrow. A large force of
additional police In plain clothos, and
private detectives are guarding pub
lic buildings and many hornea as a
result o' anonymous threats to de
stroy property unless .Hlllstrom was
reprieved. ; Incoming traine are
watched, and itinerants told to move
Von Hindenburg Bringing Up
Fresh Troops for Another
Blow at Russian Right.
London, Sept. 30.-The Times Pe
trograd correspondent says according
to tho prevailing opinion in Russian
military circles Field Marshal Von
Hindenburg, regardless of ?ho mon
aco to Germany's western front has
brought upu fresh forces at Osmlnia
and ls proparlng for another blow at
Oise Russian right lu order to sweep
southeastward in an effort to ber the
route Of retreat foi* the Muscovite Ba
ron ov ich i army. For this reason the!
general staff emphasises the import
ance of the line from Vilelka to Ive
netx near (Minsk aa Hindenburg's real
objective. The crossing of the Styr
by large Teutonic forces, and the re
vival of au offensive at Kolkl also con
stitute',* a new and formidable factor
with wulch Ivanoff must reckon.
Greenville, Sept. 30.-OreenvlNe
and vicinity was visited last nignt by
a cool spell which ls very, welcome
due to the hard weather which has
prevailed here hi tho past few weeks.
A light rain began at an early hour
this morning which later developed
into a heavy rainfall. Thia weather
ts no doubt a gift from tho West In
dian hurricane and ls the tall end
of the storm which has dono great
damage on the gulf coast.
Telegrams Te Be Delayed.
I London.. Sept. 30.-The postmaster
general has announced all future tele
gram? for neutral count rica tn Ba
rop? and for Russia by the ' Great
northern lines and Berlin will be
subjected to ?orty-eight hours dolay.
Ha?tiens to Quit.
Cape Haitian. Sept. 80.-Ha?tien
rebels residing the American ire i
agreed to lay down arras. A con
ference was held yesterday between
the principal rebel leaders and' Ameri
can officers.
New Liquor Law I? Effect.
Tampa, Sept. 30.- The Davis
package law prohibiting the sale of
liquor in ?ess than half pint packages
goefl into affect at midnight. The
packages must be sealed.
Von Hinderlerg Still Far From
His Objective Point m East
ern Campaign.
London, Sept. 30.-The battle for
Ute second lien of Gorman defense
in Champagne, a collapse of w.ilcu
would mounce tho greater part of the
German positions, is proceeding stub
bornly. At several pointe the the
French gained a footing on the sec
ond line and went through but meet
ing German reserves .rere forced to
rall back. According to the Ger
mans these attackers were captured
or exterminated.
Tho Germane admit the loss ot
Hill Hundred and Ninety One, not far
from the railway triangle necessary
to German B to supply their Argonne
In Artois ae allleB are engaged in
consolidating the won grond elad
opposing counter attacks. The Ger
mans says ailles opened a nev? at
tack east of Auberville because ot
the German reinforcement arriving
in Cha ?pague.
Von Hindenburg ia still far from
Dvnisk but south, of Vflna bis troops
captured u thousand prisoners in
what les believed to be the first
stroke of his new blow, against tho
Burs lan right. South of Pripst, fa
which von Mackensen is stuck, the
f'JuBSi?ns have retired, but in Galicia
they are still hammering the Ger
London thinks Bulgaria has aban
doned any offensive against Serbio
but the Greeks still prepare a
Sofia cabinet criais, it la Vila, his
been awrted.
London, Sept. 30.-The struggle
on the western front has become
ol carl ly a battle for Lena, in Pas de
Calais, nine miles northeast ot Arra?. .
The capturo of this town, with'its
radiating railway's would bring Into
the foreground tho ftoasiblllty of re
taking Lille.
North and south ot. Leas, the allies
hold a high ground dominating the
town. The British hold HUI 70 and
the French Hill 1-40 between Soucher
and Viney. An official report from 1
Paris last night said merely that thia
crest had been reached and so a pre
sumably terrific counter-attack was
raging t?tere today with tho final
mastery of tills position at stake.
Rain, fog and soggy ground are
hampering both armies and limiting
the activities of aircraft. A few day?
of clear dry weather might have a
marked bearing on developments.
The allies offensive thus far, baa
been confined to stretches on a front
of less than thirlv rollas. The gen
eral belief here is that the attacks
are only the prelude *.o what ls com
ing. At any rate ti.j people will be
disappointed if the movement Is not
T?tere la the ususl speculation re
garding the shifting of the German
forces ?rom theeaht io the r'< it, but
reliable information is racking.
Against the report that some of the
Prussian guards have been hurried
west there aro rumors that von Hin
denburg has been reinforced heav
ily, moreover, the Austrians apparent
ly have received fresh troops.
The British victory over the Turks
in mesopotamia brings, General Slr
John Nixon's men within a hundred
and forty miles of Bagdad. 'ttte
news came unheralded to London as
fighting In that quarter has' almost
been forgotten. Whether thc British
will try tb puah on to Bagdad ls
problematical. The concensus ot
opinion here ls that the resistance of
Turks in this region is crushed.
French Bepert.
Paris, Sept. 30.-Tho war office an
nounce? the capture of an important
Gorman defensive work spurn or Ro
pe nt. In Champagne tho French
gained a footing of various poti ts of
the German second line bf d?fense.
Keppel ls a Westwar?.
London, Sept. no.- A Central Newe
Amsterdam dispatch says six Zepp*""
lins were sighted over Aeraclu-t, M
miles northeast of Brussels, bound
westerly, pover is due west of Aer
Two Offleer? Killed.
Londo.i. Sept. St).-The British cas
ualties in the recent fighting >>n th?
western front included tAeuteaant
General Sir Thompson Capper''*' *nd
Major-Gencra! 0. Ht. 'Tbeadgat', both
et whom were killed.

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