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TEXAS RECOVERING FROM GALE
WHICH SWEPT ENTIRE STATE
Houston, Texas, Aug. 18. It will
be several days at least before sat
isfactory telegraph and telephone
communication can be re-established
with Galveston. It may be all of that
time before the extent of damage
done by the storm which swept the
Texas seaport for near 36 hours is
known. It was roughly estimated to
day, from reports which reached nu
merous, places, that the damage
would be enormous.
Two or three lives were lost here in
the echo of the storm that swept
Hundreds of buildings have been
unroofed and many completely de
stroyed. Electric and gas plants are
out of commission and the entire tel
ephone system paralyzed. From
Houston to Rosenberg the whole
country is devastated and is under
two to four feet of water.
Waco, Texas. Copies of Houston
Chronicle reaching here reported
that La Porte, Texas, is practically
destroyed. J. A. Black and five mem-j
bers of the Riggs family of Morgan's
Point are said to have been drowned.
Only one house is standing in Sylvan
Beach, says the Chronicle and Sea
brook is reported to have been miped
Tten ward branch of Socialist party
will hold open-air meeting this even
ing on the corner of Marshfield av.
and 12th st Speak'ers, Rob't H.
Howe, sec'y Cook County Socialist
party; Andrew Laflin and others.
Second ward branch of Socialist
party will hold nightly series of lec
tures at 31st and Calumet av., begin
ning tonight and continuing until
Saturday. August Cleassen, New
York, will address first three meet
ings. Cook county employes will meet at
the County building Friday evening
to consider county civil service pen
FEELING RUNS BOTH WAYS IN
THE FRANK CASE
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 18. Special
guards of police were this morning
ordered to prevent crowds from con
gregating in front of newspaper of
fices and in front of police headquar
ters to discuss the Leo Frank case.
The interest now centers around
the identity of the lynchers. So far
not even a suspect has been taken
into custody. If any men are being
held it is being kept secret by the po
lice who fear that an ttempt will be
made to free them.
This morning Gov. Harris started
to read reports of the various com
mittees and commissions investigat
ing the lynching. He gave out a state-V
ment that he would take personal t
cnarge or an proDes.
"The lack of preparation in the
prison was unpardonable," Harris is
reported to have stated last night.
"We want more explanations from
the officials of the prison farm."
It is also reported that the execu
tive is much incensed over the action
of the Atlanta police in yielding to the
demand of the crowd when they per
mitted 15,000 people to view Frank's
body fn a morgue there. Judge Mor
ris of Marietta, who saved Frank's
from mutilation, is the only person
credited with behaving decently in
connection with the lynching. The
authorities are being widely con
demned for their showing in the case.
There is no neutrality among the peo
ple in Atlanta. Every one has his
own decided opinion on the lynching
and several fights have occurred in
street arguments over the incident
An immense crowd packed the sta
tion of the Southern railroad to watch
Frank's body placed in an express car
for Brooklyn this morning. Mrs.
Frank accompanied the body.
"Frank would have been lynched a
month ago if there hadn't been a
leak," the Atlanta Constitution
quotes "a prominent business man of
Marietta" as saying. "The public
will never learn the identity of the
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