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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
THE GBMPJlIfiH HGHiHST THE BOXERS.
A Plecu of BrtllKnt Dnacriptlon.
ByHEJRYSAV OS LANDOR.
THE HERO OF THIBET.
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ST. LOUIS. MO., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 1900.
In St. Lonli. One Cent.
e St. Ioalii. Two Cents.
Trains, Three Centa.
TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND IN
NEED OF FOOD AND CLOTHING
One Hundred and Forty
Thousand Men Will
MONDAY FIRST DAY.
cite Coal Operators
Left Demands Un
answered. ORDER IMPERATIVE.
Workers Must Come Out
of the Mines Without
An order was Issued jenerday directing a strike of all miners and mine workers in
the anthracite coal regions of Pennsylvania
The order is for the men to leave the mines on Monday next, and it is asserted that
at least SO per cent of the total number of employes w HI bo out at that time.
There are nearly H3.0i men affected by the order.
An final appeal on behalf of the Miners' Union to the presidents of the coal roads
yesterday to submit to arbitration met with no response.
Father Phillips, pastor of St. Gabriel's Church. Ilazleton. whose efforts to brinsr
about a peaceable ."olutlon of the trouble have been tireless, went to New York yes
terday and personally appealed to the presidents of the coal companies, but they were
defiant and his mission was in vain.
The clos-lns ot the mines is expected to reduce tho regular coal production i per
Indifapola, Ind., Sept. Ii-Prcsldent
MltchelVsnd Secretary Wilson of the
ttio Min Workers of America, at S:1d
sv . j . .ffl.ut tk.l. denatures to the
tj, jn, lu-ua) a"t"t i""'
document which will call 112,000 miners of
the Pennsylvania, anthracite region from
t"ielr work Monday morning and precipitate
one of the most gisantlc strikes in tho his
tory of the labor world.
The document was the official indorse
ment of the request of the anthracite dis
tricts to strike. It was considered by tho
National Executive Board of the Mine
Workers last week, and when the board ad
journed all power to Indorse tho request
for the strike was left in the hands of the
national president and secretary.
The official order to strike was sent to
the three presidents of the Pennsylvania
districts. The order Is a recital of the pro
cedure of the thrco district bodies in ap
plying to the national board to authorize
a strike and. e. formal announcement that
the application Is Indorsed and the strike
ordered. .. -
Expected a "Reply. "
This afternoon. President Mitchell and
Secretory Wilson eat in the headquarters.
Both were, nervous. They opened telegrams
from different parts of the anthracite re
gion with feverish haste, thinking, as they
said, that each message might be some
concession from the operators that would
prevent the strike.
The three district presidents reported this
afternoon that of the 143.000 men in the
three districts 131,609 would go on strike
President Mitchell would not state what
secret Information had been at work to
irevent the strike and which caused the
jelay. Ho said the person at work had of-
Jr fered his services voluntarily, and that tho
7 matter was confidential.
As to maintaining the men during tne
strike, he said:
"When men are fighting for Just wages
they can subsist on very little. At any
.rate, it Is safe to say that nobody will
starve or want for necessary clothing.
"Most of the men live In company house?,
and we must consider the probability of
eviction, but these things have all been
fully considered and will be met as they
present themselves. At this time It would
be folly for the organization to go Into
details as to the provision made for feed
ing and clothing the strikers."
President Mitchell will leave Saturday Jor
Ilazleton, Pa., to personally conduct the
Order fnr the Strike.
The order calling the strike reads:
"To the Officers and Members of the Uni
ted Mine Workers of America, and All Oth
er Miners and Mine Workers of the Anthra
cite Region of Pennsylvania, Greeting:
"At a convention of the miners and mine
workers of the anthracite coal fields held
at Hazleton. Pa . August 27. 1900, a resolu
tion was adopted asking the National Ex
ecutive Board of tho United Mine Workers
of America to Indorse a proposition for a
strike of the miners and mine workers of
the anthracite region in accordance with
the law 8 of our organization, provided cer
tain wages and conditions were not granted
by the coal companies within ten days.
"The National Executive Board was
called together for the purpose of consider
TRUSTS ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE
I tUK liltaiKIKt BY MINtltt.
BY JAMES CREELMAN.
Hazleton. Pa., Sept. 12, The cry of agony
that goes up from the great anthracite coal
fields is a cry wrung from the white lips of
a ruined people against the heartless trusts.
While the miners are making ready for a
struggle that may fill the cemeteries of
Pennsylvania and bring sorrow ami priva
tion to half a million persons, the McKlnley
newspapers and the newspapers owned or
controlled by the mine owners are slander
ing the men and their leaders and treating
their grievances with jesting scorn.
I find as an established fact, which may
be Investigated and verified In an afternoon
by any citizen who cares enough for his
country to take the trouble, that the trusts
have so increased the cost of living that
the miners of the great anthracite coal
region have been forced to give their wives
and children less to eat and less to wear
in order to make their wages cover their
Decent miners are compelled to send chil
dren 10 or 12 years old to work In the
blackened breakers. There Is no help for it
Can the American people look unmoved
upon this unequal contest between a multi
tude of hard-pressed miners and the trust
system? Has the sordid influence of Han-
nalsm so deadened and perverted us that
1 our sympathies will not quicken at the
sight of so much undeserved and Drevent-
Is the cry of half a million persons in an
guish ana Industrial bondage to be an
swered by a sneer or a Jest or a cheap ac
cusation that the proposed strike Is Inspired
by political motives?
I have visited many of the mining settle
ments In the neighborhood of Hazleton.
Seated at the clean table of a veteran min
er, with his wife and three daughters, the
-whole trust question, stripped of Its mask,
was laid bare in a few minutes. All the
statesmen and halr-Bpllttlng doctrinaires
who serve at the shrine of McKlnleylem
were answered in that place.
The miner's wife gave me a list of prices,
showing how the trusts have raised the
cost of living.
v Haw Food Prices Have Jampoa.
AID REJECTED. ?
New York. Sept. 12. The Reverend
E. S. Phillips, pastor of St. Gabriel's
Roman Catholic Church, Haileton.
was In this city to-day in conference
with the executive otlicerfl of the fol
lowing coal mining companies In
New York: The Delaware and Hud
son, Hillside Coal ami Iron, Ihlgh
Valley Coal, Lehigh and Wllkes
barro Coal, Delaware, Lacku wanna
and Western, and Penn lvanla Coal
companies. He discussed with them
the strike situation with a lew to its
ettlement. After tho conference
Father Phillips paid:
"I have seen the executive officers
of all the coal mining companies, and
they are unanimous in declaring as
"They will receive committees of
their own cmplovcs whenever they
have any grievances to make or wi-h
to see them otherwise, desiring jl
friendly relation with them at all
times for their mutual interest-".
They will not, however, recognize out
side interference in any manner, re
garding such as. an unnecessary and
ing the situation, and after a careful ex
amination of all tho facts in its posses
sion Its members were unanimously of the
opinion that a strike should be ordered nt
once, and our hopes of improved conditions
staked, upon the outcome.
"During the afternoon of Saturday, Sep
tember 8, while the board was still In ses
sion. Information reached this office that
outside influences were being brought to
bear upon the coal companies to bring about
a satisfactory settlement of the questions
In dispute without resorting to a strike.
"Knowing from a wide range of experi
ence the far-reaching rtsults of a pro
longed strike, and the Injurious effects it
would have upon the great commercial in
terests of the coui.try. we felt that we
would not be Justified In ordering a strike
while there yet remained tho slightest hope
that it could be averted and the grievances
of the anthracite miner satisfactorily ad
Justed by a more businesslike method.
"We, therefore, issued a circular asking
you to continue work for a few days longer
and hold yourselves in readiness to cease
work immediately upon the ending of pres
ent negotiations, when, if a settlement was
not reached, an official indorsement of the
strike would be eent by this board.
"The negotiations mentioned are at an end
and a settlement has not been reached. You
are. therefore, hereby notified that tho ap
plication of the anthracite miners to strike
in accordance with the laws of tho United
Mine Workers of America has been In
dorsed, and. In accordance with this in
dorsement, all the miners and mine work
ers of the anthracite coal region, whether
members of the United Mine Workers of
America or not. are instructed to cease
work on and after Monday, September 17,
1900. and remain oway from tho various
coileries, stripping: and breakers until the
demands of the Hazleton convention have
been acceded to by the coal companies.
"Bo law-abiding, self-respecting and quiet.
Do not allow any person, to whose Interest
It may be, to provoke you into quarrels and
violations of the peace. That is one of the
most common methods used by large em
ployers to destroy the public sympathy and
defeat our cause.
"With a thoroughly aroused public senti
ment behind us, a cause tho Justice of
ji hlch cannot be successfully quet!oncd, and
the mine workers united and determined to
stand until their many wrongs have been
righted, we have a supreme faith In tho
ultimate success of our cause.
"Do not wait for any further notice to
strike, but cease work in a body on and
after Monday, September 17, 19C0.
"By order of the National Executive
"JOHN MITCHELL. President,
"W. B. WILSON. Secretary-Treasurer.
"United Mine Workers of America."
MINKHS ARE JCHILAXT.
Hazleton. Pa., Sept. 12. Miners held a big
demonstration to-night at McAdee, earn
ing torches and enthuytastically proclaim
ing the beginning of the strike.
There seems every likelihood that tho
men will leave in a solid body.
The man who headed the parade is lo
cally known as "Paddy the Boer," and Is
Quite famous as a leader.
Tho Flour Trust had raied the price of
flour from $2.13 a bag to J2.7S.
The Sugar Trust had raised sugar from
5 rents to 7 cents a pound.
The Standard OH Company had ral-acd oil
from 12 cents to 15 cents a gallon.
The Woolen Trust had raised the price of
clothing from 20 to 25 per cent.
Tho Beef Trust had raised the poorest
grade of beef from 12 cents to 16 cents a
pound; soup meat from 9 cents to 14 cents
a pound: veal from 12 cents to 16 centa a
pound; ham from. 11 cents 'to 15 cents a
The Cracker Trust had raised the price of
cracxers irom t cents a pouna to i cents a
pound Just double.
The Shoe and Leather Trust had In
creased the cost of shoes about SO per cent.
The Rubber Trust had caused miners" rub
ber boot3, which were sold a year ago for
$2 25, to be sold now for &2S.
So It was with brooms and all descrip
tions of kitchen utensils.
But the most astounding thing was the
rise in the price of coal. Last year stove
coal could be bought for J1.E0 a ton and
chestnut for Jl a ton. This year both stove
and chestnut coal costs 2.50 a ton.
Tea has risen from 40 to 50 cents a pound;
coffee from 9 to 16 cents a pound; con
densed milk has increased more than 30
per cent; lard has Jumped from 6 to 12
cents a pound and tobacco from 28 to 33
cents a pound.
Facta Not In Campaign Books.
These are the hard facts I did not get
them from a political campaign book or
from a statesman's speech. I got them here
In the coal fields. I have verified them.
What is true in Honeybrook Is true of the
whole country I have not taken an exag
gerated case, because the prices usually
show more marked contrasts than those I
Mr. Bruno, who keeps a store at Honey
brook, admitted to me that the miners were
ordering less focd as the trusts put the
prices up. The storekeepers everywhere
admit the fact.
A good miner Is lucky if he averaces &
a month through the year. He does not
work continuously, but he takes all the
work he can get. The average miner lias
about five persons in his family. r
BOTH HURRICANE AND j
TIDAL WAVE RECORDED. I
Galveston. Tex., Sept V2. The olllcial records of the United States
Weather liureau have been made tip and forwarded to Washington. The
relort gives home very valuable additional information about tiie storm. J
Unfortunately, the recording instruments were deployed or crippled be-
yond operation about 5:10 o'clock Saturday evening. The, wind gauge re- X
corded a two-minute blow at the rate of loo miles an hour and was then
demolished by the hurricane, which continued to Increase In violence. J
While the exact velocity of the wind was not recorded after the destrue-
tion of the instruments, the Weather Bureau reports estimate the maxl-
mum velocity at between 110 aud li'O miles an hour. It did not maintain J
this territic rate for any length of lime, perhaps for half a minute, but
this was sutlicicnt to wreck anything that met the full force of the storm. X
A Journal of the local otiice of the Weather liureau contains- a report J
of an apparent tidal wave of four feet, which swept in from the CSuif some
time between the hours of 7 and 8 p. ni. At the time the wind veered to .
the southeast. It should be remembered that there was a tide of about
live feet, and a terrible swell in the Gulf during the storm, and that the
T tidal wave of four feet rnlsurt this
aud speed of the sea that washed
SUCCOR IS SENT
FROM FAR ANO NEAR.
Government Assists in Relief
of the Stricken City of
AID COMING FROM EUROPE.
Subscriptions Are Being Taken
Up in States All Over
Washington. Sept. 12.-The President has
received a telegram from Governor bak
ers of Texas asking that a light-draft
vessel be sent to Galveston to assist in the
communication between tho island and tho
mainland. The message was referred to
the Treasury Department and an order was
Issued to the revenue cutter Winona, at
Mobile, to proceed to Galveston at once.
Tho Lighthouse Board ordered tho light
house tender Arbutus, now at Now Orleans,
to clear Immediately for Galveston.
The cutter Galveston, which was an
chored. In Galveston Harbor at the begin
ning of the storm, is presumed to have put
to sea. Three days have elapsed since she
was heard from and there are fears for
The Navy Department has ordered the
gunboat Bancroft, now at New London.
Conn., and the tug Somerset, at Pensacola,
Fla., to procoed to Galveston to furnish
what aid they can to the storm sufferers.
New Tork. Sept. 12. The special relief
train sent to Galveston by the New York
Journal and Advertiser left by the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western Ilailroad
last night. It was made up of two Pullman
sleepers and an express car. In the sleep
ers were twenty-eight doctors and nurses,
In the express car were barrels and boxes
of the medicines and luxuries that Invalids
After reaching Buffalo tho train will be
taken ovor the Wabash to St. Louis and
over the Iron Mountain system to Houston,
Another carload of provisions and clothing
for the storm-stricken people of Galveston
left over the New Tork Central last night,
with a refrigerator car attached to the fast
freight which leaves shortly after. The car
goes via Buffalo, where It will be switched
to the Lake Shore and from thence will go
through East St. Louis to Galveston, which
point, it is thought, will be reached In five
The car was sent by the New lork
World, and this piper sent three more cars
to-night and a special express train will go
Chicago, Sept. 12. Colonel R. C. Clowry,
vice president and general superintendent
of the Western Union Telegraph Company,
has tendered the free ueo of Its wires to
the Governor Of Texas, the Mayors of Oal
veston and Houston and all relief commit
tees for the transmission of messages In aid
of tho sufferers by the recent calamity in
The general officers of the Western Union
Telegraph Company of this city have been
bending every effort for the restoration of
telegraphic facilities to establish communi
cation with the stricken city of Galveston.
Up to noon tho Western Union had suc
ceeded in stringing two wires within two
miles of Virginia Point, which place Is two
and one-half miles from Galveston Island
and nine miles from Galveston city.
Material and linemen have been sent from
Chicago, St. Louis and other paints, and it
is expected communication will soon be es
tablished with the city.
Both the Western Union and the Postal
Telegraph companies have tendered the free
use of their wires to telegraph money do
nated to the destitute along the Texas
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
special freight train of fifteen cars, laden
with supplies for 'the Texas sufferers, will
leave here to-morrow. The train will run
on a passenger schedule to Houston.
Knoxvllle. Tenn.. Sept. 12. The Chamber
of Commerce started a Galveston relief
fund with 300 and appointed a committee
GOVERNOR SAYERS WILL CALL NO
EXTRA SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE.
Austin, Tex., Sept. 12. Governor Sayers to-night authorized The Republic cor
respondent to state that there would be no extra ssion of the Texas Legislature
a$ a result of the Galveston calamity.
"There is no necessity for an extra session." said the Governor, "nor will there
be one. It would simply mean an extra expense and retard the work of relief.
-I will conduct the relief with popular subscription, and most certainly will
not convene the Legislature. Tou may say this authoritatively and in the nature
of an ultimatum."
wall of water and Increased the force
over the city. T
MONEY WILL DO
THE MOST GOOD.
To the Editor of The Republic.
Houston. Tex., Sept. 12. In re
lieving the sufferers at Galveston
and other devastated places in
Texas, the most good can be done
S. II. RKASIILWK.
Mayor of Houston.
to solicit funds and called a mass meet
ing for to-night.
Memphis. Tcnn.. Sept. 12. The Commercial-Appeal
has opened a. relief fund for the
benefit of the destitute in Galveston and
Nashville, Tenn , Sept. 12. The people of
Nashville had up to noon to-day contrib
uted JI.WO to tho fund for the relief of
the sulftrers In Texas.
Louisville. Ky., Sept. 12. Mayor Weaver
to-day expressed $10,000 to the Major of
Galveston, tho dorfation of Loulsvillo to tho
sufferers in that city.
San TrancNco. Cat., Sept. 12. California
is responding generously to Galveston's cry
for aU. Already $3,203 has been contrib
uted, including a check for $1,000 sent by
the San rrancisco Theatrical Managers' As
sociation in advance of a combined benefit
to be given In a few dajs. The Santa Fe
Icailrcad Company has tendered the free
use of a full train to convey provisions
and goods of all kinds, and these are being
freely contributed. ,
St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 12. The Commercial
Club has appointed committees to solicit
fund3 for relief of Texas storm sufferers,
and a thorough canvass of the city is being
made to-daj, with liberal responses. A
good-sized rum will be forwarded to-ntght.
Jefferson City, Mo.. Sept. 11 The Jeffer
son City Lodge of Elks to-day telegraphed
to Galveston 1100 for the benefit of brother
ElkB there who may be In distress. Cap
ital Lodge, No. 110, Knights of Pythias, al
so sent $50 to the relief fund for sufferers
Sedalla, Mo.. Sept. 12. Mayor S. K. Craw
ford has Issued a proclamation calling upon
the people of Sedalla to contribute aid to
the Galveston sufferers ard appointed J. N.
Dalbey. H. W. Muechko and J. M. Cannon
a committee to solicit subscriptions.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 12. The ieoplcof
Indianapolis and of the State at large aro
responding liberally to the call for help in
Governor Mount to-day Issued a procla
mation to tho people of Indiana askln?
there to contribute for the relief of tha
persons in distress.
Topeka. Kas., Sept. 12. II. II. Embry.
general freight agent of the Rock Island
Railroad in this city, to-day received the
following telegram from J. M. Johnson,
third vice president:
"We will send a relief train, leaving here
6 p. m. Thursday. September 12, running on
passenger-train time, with supplies for
Galveston sufferers, being contributions
from Chicago people. If citizens of Topeka
dcslro to contribute, you can say to them
that their contributions will be forwarded
free on same train. Supplies should be
consigned to "Mayor of Houston, Houston,
Tex., for Texas Sufferers," and be loaded
in C, R. I. & P. air-brake cars and ready
to go forward when train arrives In To
peka. Your car may be bannered, "Topeka
Contribution to Texas Sufferers."
The Rock Island relief train will also
pick up supplies from Topeka south.
M. A. Iw, president of the Chicago,
Rock Island and Texas line, authorized the
pa ment of $1,000 to Governor Sayers's com
Fort Smith, Ark., Sept. 12. Mayor Garrett
started a subscription for the Galveston suf
ferers to-day and expects to forward $300
Oklahoma City, Ok.. Sept. 12--The citizens
of this place to-day purchased a carload of
flour, which thoy will send to the Galveston
sufferers. Several hundred dollars will be
sent by fraternal orders, who have called
upon their members to contribute liberally.
GALVESTON SUFFERERS WILL I
REQUIRE AID FOR MONTHS. 1
SHOCKING TALES OF VANDALISM REPORTED.
One Story Says That Seventy-Five Men Have Been Killed,
After a Court-Martial Trial, for Having 1
Robbed the Dead. I
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 12. To the Associated Tress; We are receiving nu
merous telexr.inis 0f condolence and offers of assistance. As the telegraph
wires are burdened, we beg the Associated Press to communicate tills response
Near-by cities are supplying and will supply sufficient food, clothing, etc., for
immediate needs. Cities curther away can serve us- best by sending money.
Checks should be made payable to John Scaly, chairman of the Finance Com
mittee. All supplies should come to W. A. McVlttie, chairman of the Relief
We have 2.",000 persons to clothe aud feed for many weeks, and to furnish
w ith household goods. Most of these are homeless, and the others will require
money to make their wrecked residences habitable. From this, the world may
understand how much money we will need.
This committee will, from time to time, report our needs with more particu
larity. We refer to dispatch of tlds date of Major II. G. Lowe, which the com
mittee full ludorses. All communicants will please accept this answer in lieu of
direct response, and be assured of the heartfelt gratitude of the entire popula
tion. W. C. JONES, Mayor.
J. D. SKINNER.
C. II. McMASTER,
K. G. LOWE,
REPORTS TO THE GOVERNOR.
Austin. Tex., Sept 12. Governor Sayers
to-day made the following statement to the
Associated Press correspondent on the
Galveston flood situation:
"Conditions at Galveston are fully as bad
as reported Communication, however, has
been re-established between the island and
the mainland, and hereafter transportation
of supplies will be less difficult.
"The work of clearing the city is pro
gressing fairly well, and Adjutant General
Scurry, under direction of the Maor, Is
patrolling tho city for the purpose of pre
"The most conservative estimate as to tho
number of deaths places them at 2.000.
"Contributions from citizens of this State
and also from other States are coming in
rapidly and liberally, nnd it is confidently
expected that within the next ten days the
work of restoration by the people of Gal
veston will have begun In good earnest and
with energy and success.
"Of course, the destruction of property
has been great, not less than $10,000,000. but
it Is hoped and believed that even this great
loss will be overcome through tho energy
and self-reliance of the people."
This afternoon Governor Sayers received
the following official report from General
Manager Trice of the International and
Great Northern Railroad, who Is conduct
ing the operations of the relief corps at
"Houston, Tex., Sept. 12. To Governor
Sayers. Austin. Tex.: Your message of
yesterday received. The cars containing
the tents and rations were turned over to
the barge line this morning and forwardeJ
to Galveston, arrangements hero having
been made for all freight to be handled by
barges hauled by tugs from Clinton to Gal
veston, and of passengers by our line to
Texas City and by boats from Texas City
"This is the best arrangement that can
be made, nnd it prevents delay to cither the
freight or the passenger service, for. If we
handled the freight with the passengers to
Texas City, to transfer from the cars to the
boats would cause too much delay to the
"We brought in one train consisting of
about 300 Galveston people to Houston to
day and will get another tralnload In to
night, mostly women and children, which
will make about 600 that we will get out of
The passenger and freight service be
tween Houston and Galveston Is all free for
sufferers, and we are issuing transportation
to all points north of Houston to all suffer
ers not able to pay their way.
LOSS OP LIFE IN
OTHER CITIES AT LEAST ROO.
The following report was also received
EXECUTED FOR VANDALISM.
Dallas. Tez.. Sept 12. W. H. IfcGrath.
manager of the Dallas Electric Company,
reached Dallas to-day direct from Galves
ton last night. He said:
"Vandalism at Galveston has been horri
ble. The most rigid enforcement of martial
law has not been able to suppress it en
tirely. Adjutant General Scurry's men
have arrested a hundred or more negroes.
Forty-three of these were found with ef
fects taken from dead bodies and were or
dered tried by court-martial.
They were convicted and ordered shot.
One negro had twenty-three fingers with
rings on them in his pocket.
It Is learned that the military under Ad
jutant General Scurry have punished by
death not less than seventy-five men, most
ly negroes, guilty of having robbed the
Two-thirds of this number were shot down
when caught committing the robberies.
Twenty-five, upon whose persons was found
the evidence of looting, were given the
faintest form of a drumhead court-martial,
condemned to death, taken out and shot by
One of these vandals had in his coat
pocket twenty-three human fingers with
costly rings on them. The fingers had been
cut from the victims of the storm found on
the beach or floating in the waters of Gal
veston Bay, and were so swollen that the
rings could not be at once removed.
The loss of life at Galveston is now con
servatively estimated afS.000, while many
believe that from 8.000 to 10.000 people have
P Refugees from Galveston continue to ar
rive here, and the homes and public build
ings of this city have been thrown open.
The work of relief Is being carlred on rap
Idly, and thousands of dollars and supplies
have been contributed. .....
Hoodlums have crowded all relief trains
and boats carrying supplies to Galveston,
and it has been found necessary to put
guard over all relief expeditions.
Two trains left Houston over the Galves
from Adjutant General Scurry:
"Galveston. Tex.. Sept. 12. To Governor
Sayers, Austin. Tex: Mayor of Houston or
dered Houston military compan'es here;
sixty-five men and officers came; thirty
more come to-morrow. Mayor of Galveston
directed me to take command.
"Streets patroled for purpose of preventing
thieving. Work of clearing the city pro
gressing fairly -well. Most conservative es
trmUe made of deaths 1000.
Governor Sayers to-day began receiving
reports from various points along the Gulf
Coast which would indicate that there has
been great property damage done for sev
erat hundred miles and that the list of Gal
veston fatalities and suffering will be large
Down the coast from Galve6ton the town
of Dlckinfon was laid to waste and five
Tho towns of Alvin. Alta. Loma. Texas
City and Brookshire are wrecked and hun
dreds are destitute.
Richmond is so badly demolished that It
will require weeks to clear the town.
Missouri City and Stafford, Just opposite,
were entirely demolished, and the few re
maining people at these places have no
homes to cover their heads.
Bay City, in Matagorda County. Is re
ported wrecked, with much loss of life,
though no official report has been made to
Patton. Rollover. Bolivar Point, Quintana,
Snciirinnil. Kellevllle. Wharton. Halrrlew.
Missouri Cltv. Sartartla. Areola and El.
Campo are all reported heavy sufferers,
both In point of property destroyed and
Owing to the fact that the telegraph serv
ice Is still badly crippled. Governor Sayers
cannot ascertain the" exact number of dead
at the points named, but It is approximated
at 500. Reports reaching the Governor show
that the railroads, telegraph and telephone
companies have suffered an Immense loss
bv the storms.
The Governor was Informed to-day that
quite a number of tugs from New Orleans
and other available points had either ar
rived or were on the way to Galveston, and
that by Saturday the transportation
problem would be solved eo far as getting
people from the island to the main land was
Hundreds applied again to-day to Gov
ernor Savers for permits to go to Galveston,
but he refused all, saying that there were
already too many people there, and in
cases of emergency the local managers of
the relief corps were better able to act
on their discretion than It dictated to by
ton. Houston and Henderson road yesterday
to Texas City. The first train that pulled
into the depot was taken possession of by
several hundred men. who had assembled
there. They rushed over all opposition and
when the train left there must have been
a hundred people in each coach. As many
as thirty persons stood on the platform be
tween two cars.
Others tried to Jump the train as It moved
off, but were knocked down by those on the
Inside. Many of these persons had relatives
that they wanted to get to.
Stilt BnrylnK Dead.
Tho dead are still being sought out and
burjed. some of them in the sea and some
Tn the sand on the beach, and still others
in the cemeteries. There are no cofilns left
People are knocking together pine boxes
and getting lumber from the ruins of their
homes in which to bury their dead. They
cannot take them to the cemeteries, so they
bury them In what were once their yards,
intending to inter them in the cemeteries
after matters have resumed their normal
aspect. The dead who have no relatives
left are treated with scant courtesy. Thera
js no time for ceremony, and they are put
into the sand of the beach or Into the Guif.
The injured are being taken care of as
well as could be expected. Physicians are
on the go all the time. Those who are not
baaly hurt are being put aside temporarily
for those who really require the services of
doctors or surgeons, and those are many, so
many that their number cannot be com
puted with any accuracy. Of the slightly
hurt there are some thousands, as the ma
jority of the people one meets in the streets
have wounds or bruises of some kind.
The ruins of the St. Mary's Infirmary and
of the Rosenberg School are to be beached
.-v it is believed that nearly 100 bod
ies of patients and sisters will, be taken
from the hospital. The number of dead
In the ruins of the Rosenberg School Is
REPUBLIC SrECIAU '
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 12. There is
no apparent reason for lowering
the estimates of loss of life or
property in the Gulf storm. The
property loss will approximate
closely ?TiO.0O0,0OO. Of this sum,
$1.",000,000 to $20,000,000 must lie
set down against Galveston. De
velopments of the last two days
show that the city suffered more
in material affairs than had orig
inally been estimated. The loss of
life will also be greater than at
first computed. It will not fall
much, if any, below r,noo persons.
No reliable data is at hand to in
telligently estimate the loss of
life outside of Galveston, but it is
likely to add 1.000 to the list.
Washington. Sept. 12. Fast disap-
pearlng into the Atlantic by way of
Cape Breton Island, the great West
Indian hurricane is passing Into his-
too' so far as the? United States Is
concerned. During twelve days It
s has traveled more than 5,000 miles
s and has described in its course a per-
As it goes to sea to-night It is re-
ported to be again assuming terrific
proportions. Its course now lies
directly in the path of the North
s Atlantic liners, and what future de-
etructlon it may wreak remains to be
seen from reports of Incoming ves- s
Until the West Indian hurricane
made its appearance, the United
States' had been for exactly two
V months without a storm, which is s
the longest period on record since
the establishment of the Govern-
s ment Weather Bureau. The only
silver lining to this cloud of devasta-
s tion and death from the weather
s man's point of view is that It has
thoroughly stirred up the vast area
s of stagnant and heated air over tho
United States, and the prophecy is
confidently made that the hot weath-
er for the season is broken.
With the disappearance of this
storm another disturbance Is reported
near the west Gulf Coast with an arm
s of barometric depression extending
s northward Into Western Tennessee. s
Thus far slight showers only have
resulted in this region, but the ind!- s
s cations are being watched by the
weather officials with keen Interest. s
and while no dangerous disturbance
Is apprehended general rains are ex- s
pected to result.
Missouri Fair Tbnrsday and Fri
day northerly -winds.
Illinois Fair Tbnrsday and Friday!
'warmer Thnraday In northern and
western portions; light northerly
Arkansas Generally fair Thursday
and Friday; Tarlable winds.
1. Great Distress in Galveston.
Aid Sent From Far and Near.
Coal Miners Quit Work.
2. List of Galveston Dead.
3. Three Powder Mill Buildings Blown Iffp.
Miss McKlnley Married.
Plan to Federate Catholic Bodies.
Burglar Was Her Former Lover.
4. Russians, French and Americans to
Withdraw From China.
Pride Led Toung Girl to StcaL
New Tork Democrats Name a Ticket.
Stevenson Speaks in East St. Louis.
Boer Struggle Virtually Ended.
E. Aged Husband Pleads His Own Case.
. Race-Track Results.
1. Corbett Gave "Kid" the Double Cross.
McCoy Enters General Denial.
Nine Killed In Railroad Wreck.
Girl Bride Goes Home to Mother.
Notes from Local Therers.
Stevenson Quotes Llncofn.
Maplewood Family Caught in Galveston
9. Pastotr Resii-ns to Enter Envangellstio
Selbert Settle Kansas City Row.
10. Republic Want Ads.
11. Republic Want Ads.
Real Estate Transfers.
12. Grain and Produce,
i Cattle Sales.
13. Financial News.
Roemer Pleads Not Guilty.
Beating Carpets to Redeem a. ShawL
Catholic Knights to Meet in St. Louis.
Considerate Thief Tries Restitution.
only problematical, for It Is believed that
most of the people escaped from there be
fore the building finally collapsed.
The ruins in the residence portion of tha
city are still being searched for the dead.
In the business portion of the town all
the dead have been recovered. They were
not so numerous as in the outskirts of the
city. Few of the people who are now being
dm out were drowned. They were cener-
1 ally killed by the tailing of tha feoase, r-
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