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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
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By E1HYSAV HKLNDUR.
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NEXT SUNDAY'S REPUBLIC.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER U, 1900.
In St. Louis. One Cent.
JulUe ht. Louis. Two Cent.
MILLION AND A HALF AT
NEEDED FOR GALVESTON RELIEF
FACES THE CITIES.
Prices Have Already Been Sharply
Advanced in Some Markets.
Twenty Dollars Per Ton Will Be Paid in the East
if the Strike Be Prolonged Many
Miners Now Out.
New York. Sept. 13 New lork find tho
country at large are threatened with a
cenj famine men us has not been experi
enced since the great strike of 1870-71. w hen,
na a result or the suspension of work In
tho mines, anthracite coal coat the con
sumer from $11 to $11 ft ton.
Ills operators have pooh-poohed the com
ing strike, set for Monday, and declared
that the miners would not go out In force
find could not stay out If they did. But
tha dealers of New York have been rushing
in orders to buy coal In view of the pros
pectlvo shortage and n advance of a dol
lar a ton. It Is understood, will e Into ef
fect on Monday.
This city, of all others, will bear tho
lirunt of any coal famine which the Penn
Kylvanta etrtke. may develop. It will fall
most heavily on the poor, who buy their
coal by the bushel. The amount of coal now
In the hands of the dealers, or on the way
to this city. Is estimated at only forty-five
days supply, or 1.125 19 tons New York
consuming each day about S.K tons of tha
The representative of a mining and com
mission house, which mines 3.0000 to 4.
CO0.000 tons a year, besides handling coal for
the railroad companies, to-day preilcttd an
advance In four days.
"On Monday." said he. "we shall raise our
price $1 a ton. and I presume that there
will be a general rise of at least that
amount. Anthracite coal now costs the con
sumer $5 a ton. It will probably bo i&Z a
ton In a few days, because th retailer Is
likely to advanco the price somewhat mora
than It is advanced to him. The head of a
retail concern In this city, who handles
JS,0 tons yearly, or over, told u- to-day
that he was determined to announce an Im
mediate advance to $7 a ton.
"I have Just returned frcm tha mines. The
men are determined to no out. The opera
tors will not yield an Inch. We expect a
long fight. Undoubtedly people will be re
duced to the cece-sltp of using bituminous
coal and the mi nlcipal ordinance against
the use of soft coal here In New York will
have to be repealed or temporarily suspend
ed." Dealers were busy to-day In complet
ing arrangements for getting in stocks of
coal, but the big railroad companies proved
how thoroughly they appreciated the situa
tion by shutting down on tho dealers In
the course of the day.
All but the Philadelphia and Heading
Tefused to take further orders for coal, and
this company took them with the under
loading that they were to ba canceled In
the event of a strike
Parlous Scramble to Day.
The dealers have only bert aln. to tlie
Huitloti-"for about" a week, but ttf that
time they have been scrambling furiously
to buy. and water freight rates and whole
sale rates for coal have already risen sharp
ly. This advance simply presages a much
Some dealers estimate that the price of
anthracite after October IS will advance
lit the rate of $1 a ton each week, that tho
strike Is prolonged.
Every Ctty Want CohI.
Every city In the country east, of Chicago
is In the market for anthracite coal, and
the competition for It Is of the keenest char
The grave question as to what this city
Kill do If the strike lasts six months, as
did that of the anthracite miners which
fcetan In December, 1S70, suggests tho pos
sible use of soft or bituminous coal.
The city does not permit the u&i of roft
toil cow, although plenty of It Is mined,
but If the price of anthracite mounts to
C( a cn, as It did In the spring of 171, the
Municipal Assembly will be compelled to
rtpeal the lav 'forbidding the use at soft
Bituminous coal eells at wholesale for
ADDRESS OF MINE WORKERS,
STATING 1HEIR GRIEVANCES.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Sept. 13. In order to
yUca before the public the conditions exist
ing in the anthracite fields of Pennslvanla,
President John MltcheU and Secrotary
Trtssurer W. B. Wilson of the United Mine
Workers of America issued to-day to the
publio a statement, giving in detail the
causes that have led up to the strike
After the statement had been given out
tor publication. President Mitchell Bald:
' "At this time I do not believe anything
Will transpire between now and Monday
that will prevent the strike. All the Infor
mation coming Into my office to-day predi
cates that the struggle Is practically on. I
have been receiving messages all day from
the anthracite region, which Indicate clearly
that the Indorsement of the strike and the
Issuance of the order has met with the ap-
froval of the miners. There ore a few de
alls to be arranged, but the men are pre
pared for tho fight. 1 have not received any
Information to-day, direct or Indirect, to
show that the operators will rccedo from
Position of tlie Miners.
The statement Is as follows:
"Indianapolis. Ind.. Sept. 13, 1300. The
members of the National Executive Board
of the United Mino Workers of America,
realizing that the material welfare of a
large number of American people will fyi
Injuriously affected by a general suspen
sion of work In the coal fields of Pennsyl
vania, knowing the Irresistible power of a
concentrated public opinion, and having a
profound respect for the opinions of their
fellow men, have decided to make a gen
eral statement for the Information of the
"No one can have a greater appreciation
of the far-reaching effect of a strike of the
anthracite coal miners. Coal miners and
their families, the coal companies and tho
coal-carrying railways are but a small por
tion of the vast multitudes whose interests
bxo so directly and Indirectly connected
with the coat trade that a conliict of such
magnitude would affect their welfare-
The domestic fuel supply of tha West;
the great manufacturing industries cf the
East; the wholesalo and retail bus.ness es
tablishments; the great ocean, lake, canal
and railroad transportation Interests; la
boring men and capitalbU will oil be af
fected by such a gigantic struggle. That
the world may know that we have done all
that honorable men can do to avoid the
conflict, we herewith submit a few facta
tor careful consideration:
"The average wages of the anthracite
miner for many years have been less than
(250 annually. During that period of time
tho coet of many of the necessaries of life
has been Increased over SO per cent. An in
crease In the cost of living without a cor
responding Increase In wages Is equivalent
Lo a reduction of wages.
Ton of Four Thousand Pounds.
"The laws of the State of Pennsylvania,
tatka t,10 Bound a loa of anthracite coal.
about $3 a ton hero. ThLi would make the
retnll price about ti. nnd woald grently re
lieve the thounds upon thousands of tenement-house
dwellers who purchase coal by
the bushel. At present this class of New
Yorkers pay J3 a ton for anthracite, pur
chased by tho bushel. If anthracite should
advance to $10 a ton Hat there people would
be compelled to pay nearly VS) a ton for it.
In the circumstances there Is no doubt
that tho Municipal Assembly will adopt
measures of relief, and In that event the
strange spectacle will be presented of
clouds of curling smoke hovering over the
The coal strike Is not popular in New
York, but the sympathy of the peoplo Is
with tho miners and powerful pressure un
doubtedly will be brought to bear by rep
resentative bodle?, moved by local con
siderations, mainly, to force a settlement
of the trouble..
CHICAGO I.V A HAD TVAY.
Chicago. Sept. 13. Chicago's vlilble sup
ply of hard coal Is lew than v.iu tons.
Tho season's demand Is Just opening, and
of the 2.CvO,0CO tons annuilly taken for the
local and tributary market, not more than
TdO tons have reached Chicago. With the
mines closed Rnd the East taking all avail
able stocks, Chicago cannot count on In
creasing her present supply. Should the
J strike be as widespread as anticipated New
: leaxs cay win unu ute t-uivasu ueaie.a
without coal with which to supply the de
mand. Prices have not yet been marked up. but
when the strike is once on the local dealers
will advance rrlccs from JG.25 to $7.23 a ton,
and further advances are sure to fallow.
CI) A I, ADVAXCED I.N UOsTU.V.
RErmsuc f I'eciau
I.ostou, Sept. 13. Anthracite coal took a
jump of 7i cents a ton In Boston to-dav.
This makes tho price now $J a on. ns com
pared with the recent quotations of $4.75
and $5.25. The coal companies offer no guar
antee that the price will not go higher, say
ing that It all depends on tho length of tha
strike. They did not wait for U.e announce
ment of the strike, however, but put tho
price of coal up 75 cents a ton at one bound.
It la expected that hard coal will bo very
scarce In Boston by October 15, as the vis
ible supply Is 70 per cent Ies3 than It tsually
Is at this season.
Some dealers express the opinion that coal
will advance at the rate of $1 a ton each
week that the strike Is prolonged, after
the Immediate supply Is exhausted. In
deed,' the facta teem to warrant the state
ment of a local dealer that the competition
for coal which is sure to follow the strike
will carry the price of hard coal to $10 a
top. before the 1st of November If a settle
ment is not effected by that time. "
PHILADELPHIA IX AEED SOW.
Philadelphia. Pa., Sept. 13. With the rest
of the country Philadelphia Is threatened
. with u coal famine. The visible supply or
i anthracite coal In this city Is unusually
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small anu aireauy prices u-lvu uccu uu.aittvu
25 cents a ton.
BALTIMORE WELL SUPPLIED.
Baltimore. Md.. S;pt. 13. Local dealers,
anticltiatlnsr a strike in the anthracite re-
I glon, have been purchasing co.il in large
It Li estimated that there is stored here
p. supply sufficient to last until Christmas.
There has been no material advance In
prices as yet.
COAL I.V WASHIXGTOX.
Washington, Sept. 13. There has been no
advance as yet In the price of coal in
Washington on account of the strike in the
Pennsylvania anthracite regions.
Johnson Bros., who are among the larg
est dealers here, said to-night they would
not advance prices unless compelled to do
so by the situation as It develops.
jet anthracite coal miners aro compelled to
mine from 2.700 to 4,000 pounds for a ton,
for in ndlltlcn to that lire docked ex
orbitant amounts, often reaching 13 per cent
of their dully earnings, for any Impurities
which may be sent out with their coal.
Where they are paid by the car. Instead
of being required to furnish a well-rounded
heap on the car ut the breakers, ns was
originally agreed to, they have gradually
been compelled to Increase the amount of
coal in each cor by building the same per
pendicularly from six to elsht Inches above
"They are compelled to purchase the
powder used In mining from their employ
ers, pajlng $3.75 per keg for a grade of
?owder that can he purchased elsowbere
or Jl.;9 per keg, and which wholesales for
ubout tl per keg. They are required by
many of the companies to deal in 'pluck
mo' stores or leave their employment. They
must pay to the company Jl per month for
a doctor, whether tney need him or not,
and liave no voice la saying who the doctor
"The imallness of their earnings, together
with the great cost of living, has com
pelled them to take their children from
school before they have reaclud the aqe
prescribed by law, and place them at work
in the breakers, in order to keep the faml.y
"When any miner, feeling the burden of
these conditions, has gone to the manage
ment and asked to have them removed, he
has been told that If he does not like It l.e
can quit. Whenever they have organized
in any colliery, and have sent committees
to the agent, asking to have their griev
ances considered, the committees have
either been discharged or have been told
that evils could not be remedied because
of the competition from the other com
panies. "When the representatives of the miners
of the whole rcglun have met and asked
the coal companies to meet them in Joint
convention, to arrange wages and conditions
on an equitable basis, so Slat each would
know what his competitor was paying and
no advantage cou d be taken of any one,
the petition for a conference has beeu com
Operators Were Silent.
"Whenever the business men. clergymen
or outside influences have appealed to the
ccal companies to correct some of the evils
complained of. their requests have been de
nied; and when, as a last resort, the ottlcera
of our organization hate wired the presi
dents of tho great railroad companies, who
control the anthracite coil fields, offering- to
submit the whole question to' arbitration,
tho proposition has been treated with silent
contempt. Having exhausted all otiier means
of , adjustment, wo hud reached the point
where we must either advise the miners of
the anthracite region to continue working
under these unjust and tyrannical condi
tions or counsel strike.
"We have chosen the latter, and, having
done so, ne Invite a thorough, impartial
and publls investigation of the conditions
existing In the anthracite coal fields. We be
Ieve that the great American uoart throbs
In sympathy for the down-trodden and op
pressed, whether In this or lu any other
Continued on Pnee Four,
iMONEY IS THE
Money is the most pressing need of tlie relief committees in Tex-
as. It is more quickly transmitted to them than are other forms
of relief, and with it they can more speedily alleviate the keen snf-
firing which has followed in the wake of the storm of last Bat-
unlay. Checks should be addressed to .George 11. Morgan, treas-
urer of the Merchants' Exchange, or to John IT. Tennent, treas- g
urer of the Relief Committee of the Interstate Merchants' Asso-
ciation. Other forms of relief, while entirely welcome and accept-
able, will not so quickly accomplish what is most to be desired
tho immediate succor of the storm sufferers. x
ST. 10U1SAN TELLS OF
Lee M. Byrnes Reached the Stricken City While the Storm
Was in Progress Terrible Sights on the Streets
Piles of Dead Bodies.
Lee JL Byrnes', tun of Michael Byrnes of
No. 3141 Washington avenue and a brother
of James W Drne of the 13yrne Helling
and Hose Company, nus perhaps the enly
St. Louisan who was on the last train that
ran Into GaKesion beioro the greater por
tion of the Texas town was swept away.
Mr. Iiyrncs arrived In St. Louis yester
day afternoon and Is temporarily staying
at Hotel Deers, although he makes his
home with bis father on Washington ave
Mr. Byrnes travels for a local milling
supply house and as he happened to bo In
Texaa last Saturday he dtcidtd to spend
the day In Ualvcston. On Saturday nignt
he was to bo Initiated Into tho myUriuus
order of Hoo itoos, but Instead he spent
tho night lying on the fioor of his hold in
total uarkness, expecting that the walls
would cave in upon him every moment.
He helped to dig out the bodies of some
of the killed on tho day oiler the sturm, al
though he did not get a mt.al from Saturday
afternoon until Sunday nignt.
With several other gentlemen he got out
of Galveston on Monday afternoon on a tug
boat. paing a good sum fur passage. One
i ol aximlm fw..d a Eallboat woulu take na
one to main land for less than IZ3 a per
son. From where they were placed on main
land Mr. Urnes and his filenus were com
pelled to walk to Texas City Junction,
which was seven miles away, and the tliiiig
clung to muat eagerly was a Jug of water.
On the spot nnere Texas Junction stood
before the tidal wave struck It the men
met the ilrst relief train to Galveston with
provisions. As It could go no further the
freight and relief corps were forwarded to
the tug boats by wagons and tho train look
the party, of which Iiyrncs was one, back
to Houston, Tex. He stayed there a day
and then started for u Louis.
tiii; viou.u uuoKii.
His story of his experiences Is graphic
and full of Incidents not before related.
Mr. Byrnes said in describing his experi
ences: "What I have been told about tho tornado
In this city by those who were in It con
vinces mo that, cumpared to the Galveston
stormf it was like a candle to an arc
lamp. It pastes description.
"I was up in Orange, Tex., on Saturday,
and, ss there was to ba a concatenation of
the Order of Hoo-IIoos. at Galveston. I
thought it would be a pleasant thing to so
down there to bo Initiated, and to spend
Sunday. I wroto to my brother James of
my plans, and ho received my letter on
Monday morning. You can naturally lnftr
how ho was worried until I was ublo to
telegraph to him that I was ollvo.
"From Orange I went to Galveston on a
G.. H. & II. train. It was the last train
that entered tho city before the storm.
When we were- on the bridge entering Gal
veston the wind blew with an awful velocl
Ity and the water was rising rapidly. The
waves continually lapped against the Pull
man coach in which I was riding, but I did
not think that this was very much out of
the ordinary. h some fellows whom I
met on the train who had made the trip
quite often did not seem to be concerned.
"When we got into the Galveston rail
road yards we saw that the Santa Fo
train, which was due into the city long
before noon, was sandwiched In between
two woshouts with all lis pasengers on
.board, and the water was constantly rising
about the train. I heard that the passengers
were later taken oft by a G.. IL IL spe
cial. "It was quite dark, despite that it was
noontime, when I tried to get out of the
coach In tho Galveston Depot, and tho gale
was so violent that I was compelled to edge
out sideways,, step gingerly to avoid the
ESTIMATE OF PROPERTY
LOSS NOW $40,000,000.
r-EFUBLlS SPECIAL J' MNEALTJS.
Dallas, Tex.. Sept. Il-The counting of the property losses of the Gulf Coast
storm Is now engaging the attention of newspaper men In connecUon with their
The situation has become sufficiently clear to Jujstlfy attempting an Intel
ligent approximation. The estimate made In Dallas from Information gathered
by Interviews with Governor Sayers, the managers of railway, telegraph and
telephone companies, cattlemen, cotton men, merchants and others is H0.000.000.
The total is more likely to go abevo than to fall below these figures.
Comparison of nil the statements, eliminating the highest and the lowest from the
calculation, and adopting Intermediate figures, makes the following exhibit:
(ialve.lon City ana Island, Including railway, steamship, wharf,
compress, elevutor, .tree! railway concerns, municipal and Slate
property, private residences and general business concerns SUO.OOO,
Cotton crop losses throughout tlie State. Including the Ilrasos and
Colorado valleys, the const country and the 18,000 bales lost at Gal
veston, the totul estimate beinu S50,000 bales, at 830 per bale, a ts.cOO,-
Kallronds, Including bridges and tracks lost and the Interruption to
Telesrupli nnd telephone companies, 8500,000.
Farm properties and miscellaneous Industries In a .core or more of
mall towns. 82,000,000.
Total property loss. 840,000,000.
These estimates Include the losses sustained In the city of Houston and In
Harris County by the storm of Saturday night and Sunday, that particular lo
cality being credited with a loss of CWO.OCtt.
water, and then receive my three email
grips from the porter when I was outside.
We drove to the Tremont Hotel, which in
the largest and best In Galveston, in a "bus
In the teeth of the storm, but I saw peoplo
in great groups hurrying to the beach nnd
the cars were crowded. The beach is ul
wuys crowded when there Is tho spectacle
of a storm In prospect.
TI1C UAGI.Nfi WATEJIS).
"After luncheon, about 3 o'clock I went
to call on a friend who had an office about
four squares away on Tremont street, and
at i o'clock, when 1 went to the door of
his office. It was almost Impossible to get it
open because the water was lapping wildly
against it. When I started back to the
hotel the water was at least four feet high
and it took me fully three-quarters of an
hour to wade and swim back. The water
came as high us my knees and tha waves
splashed all over me. The wind by this
time was so swift that one could hardly see.
"In the rotunda of the hotel the water was
at least a foot high when I anally got there,
and there were no lights, as the smokestack
1 ." ws.Mrt UfeUb IJJjU UIM IXTVU U1UHD Ul
-early in the day: Afttr i hd put ou soma
ury clothes I went downstairs again, but we
had no supper. In fact. 1 think very few of
those In the hotel thought about it. Tha
water rose constantly and about dark the
velocity of the wind was simply terrifying.
We could sometimes hear tho dumb crash
us somo house collapsed, and everywhere In
our neighborhood tlie tin roofs Capped and
knocked about as if they were pieces of
paper. Outside we could sco things flylnif
thruugh tho air.
'"liiiee other men ard myself were in my
tuu.t, iuici in iuu eemng, not laiKir.g
rnueh. but keeping near to the lire escapo
so that wo could get out quickly if the
hotel should collate. But whho we sat
there a. nah in a building opposite the win
dow crashed against tho hotel, and we fled
for our lives, une of the men hod a room
on the second floor, and we all went down
there. It was dark us pitch in tho hotel,
ai.Uas we picked our way along we often
stumbled over people, who lay m the halls
"It was midnight when we saw some ono
moving about in the hotel rotunda with u
blcyc.o lamp. When we called down wo
were answeied that tha water was falling.
The storm abated slightly, and 1 believe
the women in tho hotel quieted down some
what, and we got a chance to sleep. There
were alujut KO guests In the hotel.
UAUIUU AM) ;itIPl'Li:i
MJUKl.NU ilUUIUAL TUEATilENT.
"Tho next morning when we awoke on
our places on the fiiwr wo looked about for
food, but the only thing we could get was
a cup of coflec. I started down 'iremont
stre-et with several companions to see the
sights, and I saw them. People were wan
dering about, looking for streets which
they cou.d Identify, and men were frantical
ly digging on every wrecked house for tho
bodies of their friends and reU lives. The
common sense of decency seemed to have
been killed In most people, as they wan-dere-d
on the streets almost without clothes.
Seme, with broken legs and arms, and with
bloody heads, were seeking physicians.
"Before the storm the beach was covered
with cottaguB; when I came down on the
beach Sunday morning It was swept as clear
as a prairie. Wagons wore busy everywhere
loading bodies, Juht as if they were lumber.
They wero hauled away and dumped Into
the sea. All sorts of vehicles were put Into
use carriages, commercial wagons, buses,
the patrol wagons, and the Fire Department
came with its hose reels and truck.
"It was the 'most difficult thing to get
fresh water. I knuw I went to the Ice pipe
In the Armour packing-house and filled a
cup with the water dripping from It. Crack
ers wero sold as high as J1.50 a box. and
were hard to got even at that. There were
always gTeat corwds around the places
where the food was sold. Those who had
no money were given short rations nnd
their names were taken. If any one was
caught stealing food he va summarily
beaten or shot.
ESTIMATE IS BASED UPON
GOVERNOR SAYERS' REPORTS.
ONE-HALF OF THIS
Seventy-Five Carloads of Provisions Are
Now on the Way to Galveston and the
Storm-Swept Region of Texas.
BY A. G. SMOOT.
Austin, Tex., Sept. 13. Touching on tho subject of the needs of tlie flood
sufferers and the funds being furnished b!in for the purpose. Governor Say
ers stated to-day that It vwould take at least $1,500,000 to render the assistance
needed. Many will have to be supported for possibly the neit two months.
It Is eslltnated that there are 25,000 dcstltuto persons at Galve&ton and fully
one-half that many along tho main shore.
As to the contributions up to date Governor Sayers says that he cannot
yet pivo a correct estimate, as subscriptions nre pouring In so rapidly, but ho
roughly estimates that he has received ?7."0,000 to date.
Considerable money has been sent direct to the Mayor of Galveston, and
until this amount is reported here no correct report can be given as to the
totaL In addition to this 57."iO.OJO sent tho Governor, there have been up to
date about ecventy-five carloads of provisions and clothing routed to Galves
ton, and all of It Is expected to arrive there not later than Tuesday of next
week. By that time the various Government tugs and cutters placed at tho
disposal of the Government will be perfectly pystematized as to the handling
of passengers and freight across from the island to tho mainland, and the
hupplies can bo landed on the Island without any trouble.
Grateful, Indeed, was Governor Sayers to receive a telegram from Miss
Barton of the Red Cross Society, stating she and her assistants were en route
BT J. V. ILVY3.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 13. The evacuation
of Galveston has been begun. Schooners
by the dozen are leaving for Texas City,
and thoir crews have to stand guard to
keep the people from overcrowding and
sinking the crafts.
Tho people are leaving with no desti
nation, but with a strong determination
to get many miles from this panorama cf
wrecked business houses, blockaded streets,
hospitals filled with wounded and dying vic
tims of the awful disaster,
Tha number of dead under the debris In
the central parts of the city will never bo
known, as burning is going on oil ever
: the city.
I Tho East Knd beginning at Fifteenth
street and Avenue U running on a line
parallel with the Island, has a gTeat mass
of wreckage plied as high ns a man's head
at any point, and from that to the top
of tho houses, three stories In height. This
line extends as far along as there were any
houses to wreck, and consists of all manner
It Is a desolate scene from Eighth street
east, when one compares It with the Ufo
that was present but a short time aso. Two
buildings of all the colony at the point are
left standing. These are the house of the
quarantine officer and the lighthouse. The
quarantine warehouse Is gone.
AH the barrack buildings and the dirt
mounds that surrounded them are gone, and
in placo of all this is a watery waste, with
the exception of a few little Islands that
appear above the water.
The water has cut Into tho land from the
beach to the Jetties, covering all the ground
practically from Seventh street east.
OMiY A WASTE
WIIBIIU HOSPITALS STOOD.
For a block or more, in the neighborhood
of the hospitals, there is a prairie waste.
and then begins the mass of debris.
Lucas Terrace, a large three-story brick
building, divided Into flats of thrco and
four rooms each. Is almost a total wreck.
The building Is situated on tha northwest
comer of Broadway and Sixth street, the
extreme eastern end of Broadway, on the
Gulf bench. Out of thirty-seven persons re
ported to have been In the building when
the storm started Its work of destruction
fifteen are said to have been killed.
Business concerns of the larger order In
the East End Buffered with the corner
groceries and tha smaller merchants.
Boysen'a mill Is considerably damaged,
the smokestack, some of the windows and a
part of the roof being gone.
Across the street the bone meal mill
stands with scarcely any north wall what
ever. It. like Boysen'a mill. Is a sheet-Iron
structure building on wooden frame.
The Neptune Ice Company on Eighteenth
street and Avenue A, is almost a total
wreck. A part of the building Is gone into
a mass of debris, while other parts remain
The oil mill at Eighteenth street and
Strand suffered little apparent damage.
In tho West End west of Thirty-third
street, the storm swept the ground practi
cally clean of the residences that once
stood upon It, and piled them up In a con
glomerated mass five block3 from the
beach, strewing the ground and piling In
with the debris tLo bodies of Its many
victims. Many of these are still lIng out
In the sun, and are frightful to look uoen.
The tearful work of the storm was pot
contlned to the district along the heaib.
but took In all the district along the beach,
e'rn part of the ctty and tho Denver lUsur
vey. But It was near to tha beach that the
most destruction of human life occurred.
The waves washed away the Home of the
Homeless, and It Is thought that the In
mates (consisting of thirteen orphans end
three mttionu ere drowned.
Out In the Denver Resurvey the destruc
tion was terrible, and many of the sol
diers at Fort Crockett, together with a
number of the :e6ldents of that place, werf
among the many victims of tho storm.
The Government works were greatly
damaged, and the buildings on the beach
were washed out Into the Gulf and their
occupants are thought to have perished.
COTTOX AND LVMUCR
YAUDS COMPLETELY HAZED.
In the northern and central part of the
West End th damage was great also, al
most every building being damaged to
some extent, and many completely wrecked.
The cotton and lumber ard3. which are In
that section of the city, were completely
razed to the ground, and much valuable
machinery Is ruined.
However, the loss of tire was not renrly
so great In that district as It was out
toward the beach.
All of the telephone and telegraph poles
are down and In some parts the streets
are a moss of wlre3. Some Idea of the
extent of the destructive path of the hur
ricane can bo seen from a view of tho
beach front east of Tremont street. .
Standing on the high ridge of debris that
marks toe Uao el davtutaUoa cxundins
AMOUNT IS RAISED.
from the extrem East End to Tremont
street, an unobstructed view of the awful
wreckage Is presented.
Drawing a line on the map of the city
from the center of Tremont street and Ave
nue Pis. straight to Broadway and Thir
teenth street, where stands the partly de
molished Secred Heart (Jesuit) Church, all
the bouses south and east of this line were
razed to the ground.
The ridge of wreckage of several hundred
buildings that graced this section before
the storm marks this Une as accurately as
If scalc-d out by a surveying Instrument.
Every building within this large area was
leveled by the wind or force of the raging
Gulf waters, or both. This territory em
braced seventy blocks, and was a thickly
populated district- Not a house withstood
the storm, and those that might have held
together If dependent only on their own
construction and foundations, were burled
beneath the stream of other wreckage that
swept like a wild sea from the east to
the west, carrying tha unfortunate Inmates
to their deaths either by drowning or by
blows of the fly Ins timbers and wreckage
that filled the air.
NO VIEW OF JETTIES
CAX VET HE OUTAI.VED.
No reports have come from Fort Point,
the extrerao eastern end of the Island. A
view from the wharves disclosed that all
the barracks jet uninhabited the United
States department storehouses. lighthouse,
life-saving station, torpedo casemate, quar
antine warehouse In fact, everything- but
the quarantine station proper, have been
swept away. The Jetty Is not visible and
orly a portion of the fortifications ore vis
ible. At Tort Crockett fortifications, west of
the city. Battery C, First Artillery, suf
fered greatly. Twenty-eight of the men
wero killed and a number Injured.
All the barracks, storehouses and Captain
Itafferty's residence were demolished. Tho
mortar and gun batteries were undermined.
Thirteen members of the battery wero at
Fort San Jacinto (Fort Point), and seven
at tha Bolivar Point fortifications on duty.
They have not been heard from.
Along tho wharf front the destruction is
great. Tho wharves proper have not suf
fered except from the tearing loose of tha
planking. The wharf sheds, however, are
WHEAT 11AMACB MAY
TOTAL TO 2,300,000 IIUSHELS.
Tho wharves are almost Impassable. The
roofs and upper portions of the Galveston
Wharf Company's grain elevators. "A" nnd
"It." r.nd of the Star Mills' elevator were
carried away and tho engine-rooms col
lapsed. The conveyors of elevator "B" and
tho Star wero demolished.
Thero were 2,300.000 bushels of wheat In
the three elevators, and It is badly dam
aged If not a total loss. The water tora
great holes In the filled land of the wharf
front, and sections of tracks dropped Into
these holes with hundreds of cars.
The estimate grows larger every hour.
Tho crisis In the water situation has
passed. By to-morrow morning. It la ex-
TOTAL CASUALTIES SO FAR
REPORTED TO GOVERNOR.
BY A. G.
Austin, Tex.. Sept 13. The following
ficial reports received at the office of tho
CITIES. LIVES LOST.
Galveston (official estimate) K00
Texas City 5
Alta Loraa , 3
Missouri City 9
Houston .................. ........... w
Areola ... 2
Sandy Point S
Quintana (convicts) 15
Jt XI I 6V
Brazoria County i
CITY WRECKED FOR
ALL TIME TO COME.
Austin. Tex.. Sept. 11 Former Stat
Senator Wortham, who went to Gal-
veston as tho special aid to Adjutant
General Scurry to Investigate th
conditions there returned homa to.
day and made his report- He says:
"l am convinced that the city U
s practically wrecked for nil im tn
come- Fully 75 per cent of the busl-
ness portion of the town Is Irre-
parably wrecked, and tho same per
cent of damage Is to bo found in tha
"Along the wharf front great ocean
steamships have bodily bumned them.
selves ontb the blj piers and lie
there, great masses of Iron and wood
that even fire cannot totally destroy.
It will require weeks to obtain some
semblance of physical order In tho
city, and it Is doubtful tf even then
an tha debris will be disposed of.
There is hardly a famllv nn fJm l.ir.
whose household has not lost a ratm-
ber or more, and In some Instancea
entire families have been washed
away or killed. Every Interest on tho
Island has suffered."
Tor Missouri-Partly cloudy Friday!
to-morrow rain In southeast portlom.
Sntnrduy falrj Tarlable minds.
For Illinois Partly etondy Friday;
night, with rain In southern portions'
cooler In extreme southeastern por
tion. Saturday fair' In western, ralK
In eastern portion! west to northwest
For Arkansas Fair Friday and Sat
urday, preceded by rains In extreme)
southern portion Friday) northerly
1. JItnion and a Half Needed for Galves
Coal Famine Now Faces tho Cities.
2. SL Lcul3 Itushln? Aid to Stricken City.
3. Additional list of Galveston Dead. M
Another Gulf Hurricane.
Hundred Miles of Coast Stora-SwenU .
4. Mayor Jones Makes Appeal for Bryan -Russia
Said to Hayo Sent Ultimatum.
E. Jim Howard on Trial In Kentucky. ;
Woman Preferred Death to Shame. "3.
Wild Horses Race Through the city.
Population of East St. Louis Nearly
Doubled In Ten Years.
City News in Brief.
C. Race-Track Results.
Kid McCoy and His Wife Fought.
T. Senator CockTell on tha National Issusa,
New York, Democrats Confer.
Will Try Roemer la Secret Session.
Events In Society.
American Bible Bocietyj Trout:.
9. Former Secretary cf stata Diea m
19. Republic Wonj; Ads.
U. Republic Want Ads.
Transfers of Realty.
12. Grain and Produce.
Sales of Live Stock.
13. Financial News.
To Form Army of Native FIDpIn,..
11. Robbed by His New Friend.
Scburz Again Addresses Gaga,
Ready for Reception to Bryan.
Mr. Bryan Eulogizes General LawtOJJ
pected, that repairs to tha wattrworks will
be so for completed that water on ba
turned Into the malnsfrom the recelylnc
tank. This will give a supply to yard hy
drants and flro plugs, and for steamer uso
and flushing sewers.
By noon It Is anticipated that tha boners
will bo repaired and the pumps set to work
shortly thereafter, which will give usual
pressure and carry the water Into the build
tags, enabling flushing of closets, thus re
moving a very serious menace to health.
Tha stench from clogged sewers and closets
has been stifling in many parts of the city.
list of dead Is prepared from tha of
CITIES. LIVES LOST.
Wharton County 8
El Campo 2
Colorado County 4
Austin County (Belleville) 1
Matagorda County (bay) 3
Dlcklnscn ....... ........... 7
Fort J2end County, outside cf
Sabine County (Sabine) 3
Waller County In general 6
Veluvcu .... 3
Alln. l.oniu 4
Missouri City , 5