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fHE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. 1900.
tittnt I In St. Iionla, One Cent.
1'ii I (;f0 J Ontnlde St. tools. Two Cents
J-u--'J-J J 0n Trains, Three Cent.
RELIEF WORK UNDER
GALVESTON'S MAYOR SAYS
WAY IN GALVESTON.
E THOUSAND ARE DEAD.
There Is Hope That Fresh
Water May Reach the
Stricken City in An
HELP COMING FROM AFAR.
Over $15,000 Has So Far
Been Raised in the Cities
of Texas Alone.
RED CROSS MAY AID.
Gov. Sayers Is Receiving Hun
dreds of Messages From
Nearly Every State
Offering Help. "
BY A C. S.MOOT.
Austin. Tex.. Sept. 1L "With a blistering
sun pouring down Into tho watersoaked
streets of Galveston, sickened odors arl
lns from t-cdie" alone the beach and from
rotting vegetable, the scene at Galveston,
1 growlnir alarming," such was the report
received here thU afternoon by Governor
Hayers from parties near Galveston.
All day to-day Governor Sayers has been
bcsicReJ with telegrams by hundreds, com
ing from the Xarth and East from the
larger cities offering aid either In the way
of supplies or money, as was desired.
Others asking: If personal assistance was
reeded, to care for the sick and destitute,
and still pthers from suffering communities
alone the coast country pleading for as
sistance. During the day the Governor was notified
of the subscriptions of over J13.00-J In money
from various Texas cities, and quite e
much from outside points, but he did not
make tho total amount of Interstate sub
scription known, though he did stato that
all of It was from points north of the
Mason and Dixon Use.
Quite a number of Northern manufactur
er have wired tho Governor that they are
sending relief trams of goods, and that
they will establish a hospital at Galveston
to care, for Infants, which offer was ac
cepted by Governor Sayers.
.The Governor was also In receipt of the
' Information that, 400 bodies bad been Iden
tified at Galveston, over 200 were lying In
sn Improvised morgue, awaiting Identifi
cation, and that upwards- of COO bodies aro
tupposed to be drifting around in the gulf.
Hundred have been burled along tho main
line coast without any attempt to ldentify
thm at all. This v.as made necessary by
reason 6f the fact that the bodies under tho
hot sun had become a menace to the
health of those living on the storm-swept
FRESH 1VATER MAY
REACH THE CITY TO-MonitOW.
Adjutant General Scurry to-day reported
to Governor Sayers that St was a low es
timate to place the death loss at 1,000 and
the list of destitute at 10,000, as subsequent
developments would reveal that both were
The citizens of Galveston' report to the
Governor that they have, with the RKslat-
ance of the soldiers, effectually policed tho
city to prevent pilfering; that they have
food enough for temporary use, though
they are sadly In need of water. This lat
ter will probably be furnished them In lib
eral quantlUcs by morning, as railroads
and tugs are working hard to get casks cf
water over to the Island.
Hundreds of applications are pouring upon
the Governor from every source from per
sons who want to go to Galveston through
curiosity, and are willing to do anything In
the line of work. If they can only get trans
portation across the bay to th Island.
Thousands are rerorted gathering upon the
mainland, bat none of them can get across
to the Island. Tho Governor Is steadily re
fusing all such proffered aid. as he u op
posed to allowing any one to go to the Island
who has no business there, or who has no
relatives in whose fate lie Is concerned.
The federal military authorities at Ban
Antonio wired the Governor tins morning
that 0.000 rations and 1,000 tents left there
this morning for Galveston, under orders
from the Secretary of War, and would be
delivered to the relief committee promptly.
It Is estimated by the telegraph corps nt
this point that upwards of 10,003 private
messages have been handled out of Gal
veston by boat to Houston, thence to rela
tives and friends In the interior and In other
States, notifying them of their safety, and
so great ha been the strain of business that
all telgraph companies have been using
their fuU forces all the twenty-four hours
without relieving the rusk.
Hundreds of messages pouring In here
from all directions to-day bring relief to
come and sadness to others, recording the
safety or death of relatives In Galveston.
From reports reaching the Governor this
morning It will be necessary to co-operate
with the Federal troops to place all the
mainland opposite Galveston, as well as
that island, under martial law. If reports
reaching here are true, thieves have begun
to enter the city for the purpose of pilfer
ing the bodies of the dead.
BED CIIOSS SOCIETY
MAY BE CALLED TO HELP.
The Governor has been Informed that the
commander of the Texas troops has been
ordered to Galveston by the Federal author
lUes, and the Governor will lend him every
assistance possible. with State militia to
keep vandalism down.
There la only one road operating to the
coast from Houston, and that will be placed
tinier military supervision temporarily.
Governor Sayers was to-day In receipts
of a telegram from Miss Barton, president
of the Red Cross Society, asking if the as
sistance of that organization is necessary,
and he replied that he would call on the
society if be found ihat its services were
needed. According to the reports to the
Governor tn-nlcht. the recovery of corpses
continues unabated, and. while a number I
of them 8T4 so mutilated that they cannot
Continued on Paige Tn.
f TEXAS NEEDS f
I ASSISTANCE AT ONCE. !
S(. Louis is stininj: itself to wmlcr aid. T.aijie sums have til-
ready been forwarded to the (lovernor of Texas. I5ut the calam-
ity is unexampled in the complete destruction of means of sub
sistence in a great community. Kelief mut. be prompt and gen
erous. Send subscriptions at onie to 15en. .J. Strauss, president
the Interstate Merchants' Association, or to (icoi-go 11. Morgan,
secretary of the Merchants' Exchange. All subscriptions will be
acknowledged by the press.
As soon as the extent of the disaster was known The Repub
lic forwarded ?o()0 to Governor Sayers as its subscription to the
work of relief. The Republic will receive and forward all subscrip
tions sent to this office. It recommends, however, that the Inter
state Merchants' Association and the M rchants' Exchange be the
agents for collecting and forwarding the contributions of St.
Louis, so that the work may be concentrated and rapid. All the
newspapers will co-operate earnestly.
Former Transit Employes Adopt a
Resolution Admitting That It
Has Proved a Failure.
Some of the Men Express Themselves in Favor
of Declaring the Strike Off, but This
Proposition Is Defeated.
At a meeting of I-ocal Union No. 131 of
the Amalgamated Association of Street
Railway Employes last night a resolution
was adopted calling off the boicott on the.
St. IjiuIs Transit Company's cars.
After a heated discussion It was voted to
contlnuo the striko. The meeting was held
In "Whalen'B Hall, at No. 37tX Easton ave-
nue, and there were about io persons pres
ent. Only member of tne union were al
lowed to enter the hall.
President Sherman Patterson of the local
union presided, and. In the absence of .Sec
retary Slack Jllsslk, S. O. Collins acted us
secretary. InformaUcn regarding the ac
tion taken was communicated or.l through
these two officials. The meeting wa called
to order shortly after 9 o'clock.
x icaiueiii jcrauerbuu ieuiju 21 unci Jtuurtss,
stating that the men had met to decido
whether It was best to continue the strike..
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niu J. 4fc i.:j iiui juoi iw ..aivi tit; tujui
Tmhlm linlr w.iv for It snmmrt thrmtt-hmit
the strike by declaring tho boycott off, thus
removing one of its present great hard
ships. Thero was some debate, but it Was
finally carried by a unanimous fctanditis
vote that the boycott be declared off.
DECLAHIAG BOYCOTT OTF.
This signifies that the members of the
various union organizations arc now nt
liberty to use any street car In tho city. The
resolution adopted on the subject U as fol
lows: "September 11, 1). In mass meeting as
sembled, we, the members of the Amal
gamated Association of Street Hallway Em
ployes of America, Local No. 131, adopt the
"Whereas, We believe the present boycott
on the St. Loula Transit Company bus
proven a falluro and Is working a hardship
on organized labor and the public in gen
"Whereas, In consideration of the loyal
support of the aforesaid parties, we feel It
our duty to relieve tt.cm of the hardships
Imposed upon them by declaring the said
boycott off; therefore, be It
"Resolved, That wo do hereby declare said
LEADIKG TOPICS IN
For Mlaaoarl l'nlr Ai1nenlnj J
cooler In aoulhrsntern portion;
I'or Illinois l'nlr Wrdnradny nml
Tliurndnj; cooler In rtrcmc south
ern portion Wcilnciln'( hlRli wester
ly -nlnds, slowly lliiiliillilnar In force.
Tor Arknnsns Pair. continued
nnrm VVedneMtny nnd Tlitirsdnys
winds ntomtly fresh southerly.
1. Five ThousanJ Families Homeless in
Relief Work Well Under Way.
Street Car Men Call Off Boycott.
2. Revised List of Identified Dead.
3. Storm Sweeps On, Gaining New Force.
Figures of Damage and Death Grow
High Wind in St. Louis.
Drew us "Richard Carvel."
. Russia Has Ansnets Krom AH tlie
Politics In Illinois.
Cotton Market Quiet Again.
4. The Railways.
Sudden Heath, of James R Case
6. ltaco Track Results,
7. McCoy Mar face- New Chaise.
Mine Operators Given Until To-Morrow.
Hoys Were in Search of Indiana.
I Death Caused by Banana Pre!.
T. A. Stoddart's Anniversary uf Wed- i 8ji.tance given by the world when Johns
ding aaJ Birthday. town was In dlstrc.
boycott off and extend our most heartfelt
I thanks to the great mass of organized labor
J and public In general for their loyal support
In our sa-ugglo for tho rights of organized
. When the matter of declaring the strike
oft was taksn up a warm discussion ensued.
, Some of tho sneakera were emnhatlc In dp-
clarlnc: that the strike should bo declared
on, and cries of "Sit down" nnd "Put him
out" were frequent.
The Idr.i as advanced that If the strike
l nt're declared on the moral effect would b-j
bad in caso the union street railway line
. project should becomo a fact.
When tho ilnal vote was taken about 11:3)
I o'clock it was very close, although the ma
I jority was In fav-or of continuing the .trlke.
t()i f'OTT'S F 1I I IIP
' jujTjjs vi HIKE'S HAD
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I rh boycott originated with the strike on
although It was not otllclally In-
' auguratnl by tho labor unions of the city
In the early stages of the controversy and
up to July 2, when the strike was declare.!
off the first time. It proved effective When
tho strike vat ordered on again on July 9
the, boycott was renewed, but apparently It
was not rigidly adhered to, for traffic nn tho
lines of tho St. Louis Transit Company
As the impression grew among members of
labor organizations that the strikers Ii.nl
lost their fight, tho various unions began
to relax, and ono by one withdrew tho rulo
imposing fines for riding on the transit cars.
A movement has been on foot among in
fluential members of various local unions to
Induce the street railway men to end the
ptriko for the good of nil concerned, al
though it. is practically as effectually
terminated now as any action by the Street
Railway Union can make It.
The strikers relied upon the boycott to
win their fight. President Gompers empha
sized this In his ppecch before the men
after ho hud fulled to negotiate a. settle
ment. TO - DAY'S REPUBLIC.
Roemcr Gives Uond to Appear In Court.
19. Kepubllc Want Atl.
11. Republic tVant Ads.
Transfers of Ilcilt'
12. Grain and Product'.
II. Child's Cries Nearly Cotit Mother's Life.
Jealous Husband's Bluff at Suicide
One of the First Citius to liaise Re
lief Fund fof Galveston.
Johnstown, Pa.. Sept. 1L Johnstown la
one of the first cities of the Eastern United
States to come to the relief of the unfor
tunates v.ho were In direct sympathy with
the- people of Johnstown whec they were
rtrlcken by death and desolation that fol
lowed the rush of waters down the valley
of the Conemaugh by the brcuklng of the
South Fork reservoir.
It was fitting this afternoon, when
tho real effect of the terrible floods on the
Texas coast of tho gulf was made mani
fest, that Major Woodruff Issue a procla
mation calling for the contributions of the
people of the Conemaugh Valley.
No sooner had th reports In the mornlr.j;
papers been read than the employes of tho
tar-paper department of tho Cambria Steel
Company heli a meeting:. Nearly all of
them are poor, but In a abort time $67 was
raised. To-morrow there will be a general
contribution that will certainly result In
Citizens' Committee Reports That
5,000 Families on the Is
land Are Homeless.
STRICKEN CITY IS
Waters Have Receded So That Burials May
Be on Land Greatest Need Is
Austin, Tex., Soiit. 11. Governor Sayers has u,-u In cotist.int totirli to-il.iy
wltli the local situation ut Galristou, which gnv alarming about noon from ns
ports that dead bodies were being llun dexed again. The oliiclal rep'jrt to tho
Governor from authorities at Galveston says:
"The loss of life Is even more appalling than fif-t reported. Tully .".000
persons have either been drowned or killed. Theie have been 2.200 bodies
located and burled up to to-night, and It is estimated that theie are fully 2,300
"While the citizens thought they had the eity well policed during the morn
ing the increasing crowds from the mainland biought many toughs along ami
the result was that pilfering of the d'ad turtles was soon discovered.
"In order to stop this as much as anything else, all idlers were forced to go
to work at the point of the bayonet, and these laborers assisted materially In
destroying the wreckage by burning, and disposing of the bodies by burying
them in long trenches dug in the sinds.
"Many of the bodies lodged in the wreckage ir buildings were burned with
the debris, as they were too badly decomposed to be moved.
"T. II. JO.N'KS, Mayor, aud Citizens' Committee."
Adjutant General Scurry, forwarded Ids dally report to Governor Sayers,
Baying: "Citizens have the city well policed with the aid of regulars and volun
teers. Tlie Increasing crouds will necessitate more holdiera and It would be ad
visable to call out the Houston companies for police, duty.
"Every effort is being made to keep down any pilfering of dead bodie?, and
In many Instances with success, though there are some exceptions. The people
have food enough for the present, hut they are badly in need of water.
"Several tanks of fresh water were bent over during the day aud more will
be received to-night and in the morning. Tho crowds on the mainland
are hampering the rapidity of operations some, but It is thought that this will
be overcome with tho arrival oftroops. The railroad people and the citizens of
Houston are exerting themselves In the relief work."
Upon receipt of this' Information, Governor Sayers acted in connection with
General McKibhin of the United States Regulars to place tho country around
Galveston In charge of the soldier.', .is well as the island, in the hope of keep
ing out intruders.
ST-RIGT RULE OF MILITARY.
Houston, Tex., Sept. 11. Superintendent English of the Postal Telegraph
Company to-night telegraphed from Houston to Auditor Ordway at the head
quarters of the system in Dallas:
"Not a pole is left standing on the Island. Dead bodies are In the streets
with nobody to bury them. Corpsts aro being taken out to sea as fast as pos
sible. Newspaper reports have not exaggerated the situation. The printed ac
counts arc fairly correct."
A dispatch received direct from Galveston at noon said:
The Whlto Cotton Scrcwmeu's Organization held a meeting last night and
tendered their services, that of C0o able-bodied men. to the publie committee to
clear tho streets of debris. Big forces were at work last night, and the situa
tion Is much improved so far as tho passage of vessels is concerned.
The city was patrolled last night by regular soldiers aud citizen soldiery. No
one was allowed on the street without a pas. Several negroes were shot for
not haltlug when ordered. It is reported that three of the citizen soldiers were
shot by negroes.
The steamer Lawrence arrived hero early this morning from Houston with
water nnd provisions. A committee of 100 citizens were aboard, among them
being doctors and cooks.
W. B. Van Vleck, general manager of the Southern Taclfic, arrived here
tills morning. Ho thought it would bo possible to establish mail service from
Houston to Texas City to-night with transfer boats to Galveston.
Head bodies have decomposed so badly it is impossible to send them to sea
for burial. The water has receded so far, however, that it Is possible to dig
trenches, and bodies are being buried where fottud. Debris covering bodies is
being burned where it can be done safely.
Vork on the waterworks Is being rushed and It is hoped to be able to turn
a supply on this afternoon
The relief committee met at !) o'clock this morning. Tlje city needs feed
Hor horses. It Is also badly In need of dfMnfcetauts. A barge load of lime at
this time would be a blesslug.
Brazoria County lias offered armed men to protect the city.
Icroy Trice, general manager of the International nnd Great Northern Bail
way, telegraphed Governor Sayres as follows:
The Southern Pacific, Galveston, Harrisburg and Houston and Santa Fe
bridges are washed away. We have all the men we can get and are doing
everything that can be donu to get tracks repaired to Texas City Junction, aud
hope to get this work done by to-morrow. We rati get supplies and aid
Galveston by using boats from Texas City to Galveston.
Evidently all boats at Galveston are disabled, as none of them have ap
peared. The steamboat Uawell left for Galveston, but Its progress will be slow,
as it will have to cut a way tbroimh the debris which has blown across the
FIFTY PERSONS SHOT FOR
ROBBING GALYESTON'S DEAD.
BV KUANK ANDREWS,
Houston, Tex., Sept 11. Arthur Willlnms, State reprceutaiie of the
Houston Tost, has just telephoned Ids paper that -,o(0 dead Iwdies have
been carried out on barges and dumped into the Gulf. Scores of bodies
are stiil coming ashore at Virginia Point. This Information Is absolutely
authentic. Two hundred bodies have been buried at Virginia City, fifty
at Hitchcock aud eighty-three at Texas City.
James Hayes Quarles, a newspaper man. just returned from a twenty
four hours' stay on the island, gives it as his estimate that 8,000 persons
perished. Ordinarily he Is consdered as conservative.
He says lifty persons hare ht'cn shot by the militia for robbing the
TWO THOUSAND HOMELESS IN ALV1N
Houston, Tex., Sept. 1L The follow Ins has con received here from Alvin:
"Alvln, Tex., Sept. 10. To the Associated Press:
"As a result of Saturday's hurricane. Ah in and Its vicinity are absolutely
devastated. In this community alone fully 2,000 persons are left homeless and are
without means of support. All business houses are wrecked, and there Is not
enough foodstuff In the county to last ten days. Quick assistance Is necessary to
present actual starvation. Any contributions mads to the Mayor will be promptly
distributed. S. N. M. KING, Acting Mayor and Chairman Itellef Committee."
"U, M. Fishmark, Secretary."
UNDER MARTIAL LAW.
AND APPEAL FOR AID IS SENT OUT.
i REBUILDING OF GALVESTON
New York, Sept. 11. Railroad men In this city have been discussing with
great Interest the possibility that Galveston may be rebuilt on a different
j site, less liable to the onslaughts of the Gulf of Mexico than the flat sand
j Island which has twice been denuded by wind and wave.
It was rumored to day that the Southern I'acitic Company will head a
movement to build tlie city on a spot forty miles to the southwest of Its
present location at the mouth of the lirazos1 River. Rut representatives of
the railway systems which connected Galveston with the outside world be
fore the occurrence of the present disaster say that her residents will rebuild
on the same sand island in spite of the terrible experiences.
Charles H. Tweed, chairman, and I). R. MI1W of the Southern Pacific
Roard of Directors, !oth said to-day that the directors had not discussed
the (iiipstion of rebuilding Jalveston.
"Tho railroad-'," said .Mr. Twtvd. "will, of course, have to replace their
f own property, Rut I do uot think th
to replace the town. The residents of
J I" considering the question of ;t
mind that Galveston has spent more
improve Its harbor. It Is true that higher and better laud ex'sts at the mouth
of the Brazos, but it Is not likely that the residents of Galveston will want
to turn to a new harbor after the jrreat expenditure which has been made
on their own.
Assistant Secretary II. R. Hensvm of the Interuntion.il and Great
Northern Railioml said that h though that tlie residents of Galveston would
endeavor to reclaim their Iose.- on th -ir own territory rather than turn to a
GHOULS ADD TO
No Effort Made to Identify Dead, Which Are
Being Buried, Sunk at Sea and Burned.
Oalveston. Tex., Sept. lL-tBy Western
Union Dispatch float to Houston.)-As the
Fltuation unfolds It becomes more appalling.
The bodies In tho various morgues becamo
sucl h menace to public health thU morn
ing that measures for their speedy disposi
tion becamo ncccssarv, and for safety of
the public health the "Mayor ordered all un
identified bodies, as well as Identified where
surviving members were unable to provide
Immediate disposition, burled at sea.
Floats, drays, fire patrol wagons and other
vehicles were pressed Immediately Into serv
ice nnd have been going In a constant
stream elnce the order went Into effect
with their ghastly burdens to pier 21, whero
th bodies am placed on barges to be car
ried out to tea and consigned to the deep.
While vehicle were moving to pier 21.
others were arriving from tho devastated
district with their loads of dead, and the
morgues were kept constantly filled. Hun
dred and hundreds of the dead are still un
discovered and hundred of bodies are still
scattered throughout the district lying be
tween Broadway and Ueach. Add to this
thought of the carcasses of horses, mules
and domestic animals that perished In the
storm and some conception can bo formed
of the condition which confronts ami Im
perils the Hvfs of the survivors cf the storm.
A detail of 109 citizens and the military
organization have been called out to pre
serve order and Mop looting and desecra
tion of the bodies of tho unrecovered dead.
Thousands are destitute and hungry, and
while the streets are a mass of debris, no
efforts can yet be made to remove It.
The death list Is rapidly lncreaslnp, ami
it Is now believed It will reach 6,(Xi(), and
perhaps more. Thousands or bodies are
floating In the bay, and tho Gulf Is casting
many upon the beach.
A'l railroad bridges across the bay are
dismantled of their superstructures. Their
draws are gone, and the JIGO.OOO wagon
bridge Is virtually demolished. The British
steamship Iloma. berthed at pier 15, parted
hr hawsers during the height or the sale
and, driven into Jhe Gulf with the frightful
velocity of the wind, was carried through
three railway bridges, the county bridge
and driven hard aground at the foot of
the latter, on the mainland.
MANY OK THE SHU'S
CAX XEVKIl III: FLOATED.
The steamship City of Everett, erroneou.
ly reported sunk, successfully rode out tho
storm and came up to her berth at the
The steamer Comal arrived from New Tork
to-day and Is anchored In stream, as It Is
imposslble.td receive and discharge cargo In
the present weak coLdltlun of the wharves.
She has made no effort to land her passen
gers, as there la no room In the city for
them and they cannot reach interior points
until rail communications are established:
The British steamer Caledonia, from St.
Vincent, and tho Mexlcano. from Philadel
phia, arrhed to-day and anchored In the
toads. No efforts are being made to relievo
the' steamers stranded on Pelican Flat, and
It Is doubtful If they are ever again Coated
Into deep water. These are British tteamers,
Kenddl Castle, Red Cross, Noma, Benedict,
and the Norwegian steamer Kyller.
The ilallory steamer .Alamo is aground
opposite tier pier and Is expecttd to be
gotten off without much difficulty after be
THIEVES MUTILATE BODIES.
Dallas. Tex.. Sept. 1L-A horrible story Is
told by Dallas citizens who returned to
night from Galveston. They declare that
negroes and white persons are hourly com
mitting the most atrocious aula of vandal
Ism. J. X. Criswold. dlilslon freight agent
of the Gulf. Colorado and Santa re. who
was in that city during the storni, and had
a narrow escape from death, fcald:
"Ears and fingers bearing diamonds were
hacked off with socket knives and the
members placed in the pockets of the van
dais. The bodies of women who wore fine
clothes have been stripped of the last
thread and left to fester in tho sun. The
residences left standing have been broken
Into and Jewelry and stiver plate stolen. I
saw a negro woman carrying a large bas
ket of silverware that was not hers.
it they will co-operaU in any movement
Galveston do iut need their help for
removal of the site it should be borne in
than S7.000.000 In building jetties to
ing lightened of her cargo.
Reports from down the' Island are hor
rifying. Whole families are drowned and
the survivors aie destitute and In want.
From nearly till towns on tlie coast or too
mainland come reports to tho umr ef
fect. Bolivar Point suffered extenlvlr The
wharf and -approaches arc washed away.
Houses were wrecked, railways torn Tip.
nnd the people found refug" In the light
house. Points east of Port Bolivar near tho
coast wer destroyed and many persons
At Virginia Point, the mainland terminus
of the railway bridges, over SOD bodies hava
already been washed ashore.
Captain Evans of th steamer Comal re
ported on his arrival to-day that In. ap- v
proachlng Galveston he passed through a.
mass of between 400 and BO bodies.. Thesa
ore supposed to be tho victims of the storni. '
In Louisiana, as th winds and waves that
rushed In upon thU city would carry the
bodies that fell victims of Its fury to tho
west and northwest.
The Commute on Burial reported to
night that iOO bodies hail been hurled.
Those found to-dy had lain in the. fi.i.v
slime so long that It was not possible to
Identify them and they were rapidly driven
to pier a. placed on barges weighted with
stone, and burled at sea.
Hundreds of bodies aro irtlll lying exposed
to blistering sun, especially in that portion
of the city lying west of Bath avenue and
south of Avenue O to the Qui! and west to
tho corporate llmts.
There are over ISO bodies within a block in
this district, all of which were beyond rec
ognition. JO ATTEMPT TO '
IDEXTIFV THE CORPSES
There Is little attempt to Identify bodies,
and It Is safe to say 'that there will never
be a complete list of the dead. Chief of
Ponce Ivetcnam Is In charge of the work off i
burying the dead, which are being burled. J
sunk at sea and burned. There aro largt .
bodies of men engaged In this work, tar-"f
lng up the ruins and getting out th 3
Some of those who bodies are being'
taken out were probably only Injured when 1
they were first struck down, but there was "J
,.-. .. .v ....m u.,u mis ys,fut:iA
The remnant of the fares of regular sol
diers who were stationed here have joined 1
the police In patrolling the city. J
ilany persons have alieady been shot. If I
1 reported. 1
A soldier of Captain Itafferty's battery, t
while patrolling the beach this morning, or- j
dercd a man to desist from looting. The f
fellow drew r weapon and the soldier shoe
him dead. The soldier was attacked by. '
four other men, and be killed all of thtm. '
He had five cartridges In bis rifle and each
of them found a victim.
Other men have also been shot, but the de
tails are not known, nor can the exact num
ber bo ascertained. It Is probable that firtj;
were killed. Some of thC3e were shot foe
falling to bait when ordered to do so. Oth
ers were shot for vandalism.
The ruins of the heavier brick building
have not been searched for the dead, and,
there Is a large number In them.
In the mass of rubbish which marks the
site of the Lucas Ten ace boardlng-hcuse.
forty or llfty persons were killed outright
and their bodies are still In the ruins.
"At Texas City I saw an o'd man. com
pletely under the Influence of liquor. Frjra
hU pocket protruded a roll of bills u big
as my wrist, which he claimed to httve
found on the bay shore.
"L'pon all sides this horrible work Is
going on. The offenders arc generally,
negroes, although there ure some whlto
men who have demonstrated that they aro
sufficiently devoid of honesty and manhood
to participate In these ghouush deeds.
"As soon as the storm subsided the n
groes stole all the liquor they could get.
and. beastly drunk, proceeded with their
campaign of vandalism. Troops are needtJ
at once. If they are not snt without de
lay, God help the survivors In Galveston."
This Is confirmed by a dozen men of th
highest standing here.