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IN IDLENESS TO-DAY,
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Doctor Blount, Texas Health Officer, Sends That
Statement to Governor Sayers Relief Work
on the Sabbath Sunday Services
Held In Strange Places.
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Encourage the Efforts
Houston, 'Vex., Sept. !. Doctor IV. V. Blount. Health Drtici-r of l"..i. who
was sent to Galveton by Governor Sayers to report as to the actual oouditioDS
of affairs, arrived liere this ovcnins.
"I know GnlvHvtun cry mcII," said Doctor T.lount, "having bcon qanrantlnc
efflcer for the tatc at that port for many jears, and niy 8ou making that city
"I hae ruaile I'trry offort to pet aa impartial, fair and const-native esti
mate of tnc loss o life. I believe that there are dozens and dozens of people
-reported dead who tviil later be heard from.
"At the Bame time, I am morally certain that the dead will number S.000,
acd will w report to Governor Sayers. Tbo property los is Incalculable at
NOT ALL OF GALVESTON'S
DEAD ARE YET RESCUED.
Br STAFF COimESPONDENT.
Galitstcn. Tex., Sept. 1C To-diy, Fun
day, the saddest Sunday that Galveaton has
ever known, wn not obaencd as a di of
rest by the forces wtrking to clear and to
t clean the ttorm-Fwept towr.
It Is a holy office to bury the dead and
1 !o comfort the lUlrg-. To this end the en-
j rjie of these Indefatigable citizens were
deroted, nd v ith excellent results.
t By evening it was evident that P-e CTat
labor had brn neirly accompi!htd. Th
eTtral thousand men, thoroughl crsan
lied, were augmented by 11 hundrf d or more
I iron Houston They worked tirelessly In
the hot eun for hours at a stretch, ard suc-
j ceeded la charing In' most fatisfactory
j Ciscccr the business soctlon of the city.
1 In front of the Trcmont Hotel, one or
the fleniely populated bul.dlncs left stand
lS. the wreckage- Is about all gone. In the
, realdtnce district Elmllar Eratlfy'ntr results
tsre ben accomplished It Is fxpec'cd
that If the progress made in the last two
days In removing debrfc, la continued, the
1 city will bu resonably clear of obstructions
Vlthln two weeks,
i The work of dlsini; out bodie1 tro-n the
j rains and cremating them (roes along sif-ad-Cy.
Half a hundred burnlns pll--. some of
them contalnlcs five and ten corpses, line
( the bech and emit a stench that is naussat
' Jog for a mile, despite the plentiful use of
SonHors or tho Ftorm. along with tho
hired organized help, continue to assist In
' the wcrk of rehabilitation. To recover
J bodies, clean the city and generally restore
It to normal conditions are re oshized s
I extraordinary duties; therefore, the ln-
, creased activity for Sunday dlsplnjed to-
day- A central order to this effect was
litued by the military authorities, though
" It la more than probtblo that such dction
would not have been at all necessary, for
the citizens thenwohes real ze that no re-
lexitlon of their efforts Is possible. If thty
wish to prevent an ?pidemlo of disease.
BT HCUED CONGREGATION.
Bespit the very ueneral recognition of
the aecesslty for keeping up this work, the'
churches 0 Galveston, or what 1, left of
them, were not without congregations, j
iuouga me nttenaants were Deren oi
1 In the Catholic Cathedral, which escaped
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1 nf n.i . . , . 1 . 1 .. t,. 1
I of Galveston officiated at high mas3. Tho j
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aonlal was omitted. Only brief remarks ,
ero made, and the congregation, for the
wst time in many weeks, a&sUted at a
'errtce In which a choir was entirely lack
laz. Most of the Protestant congregations of
tee city worsh'ped In temporary struc-
I tares- Invitations were extended from one
denomination to another. The First Pres-
! oiterian Church held services at 11 o'clock
'a the chapel, the church Itself having been
dftroyed by the hurricane. The consrjga
yon of the rirst Baptist Church used the
Parsonage, In Avenue I. Tho Roverenl
tcctor W. D. Bradneld. pastor of SU
JOhls Method ut rhtirrh r1rire.f Vtm rnn.
Kresatlon In Rosenberg HnlL In the T. M.
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C. A. building, at 11 o'clock. In the artcr- The telegraph companies, even with neces
noon he poke to tho congregation of St. I sarily limited wire service, have been taxed
"Is God In the Storm7' was the subject
of a discourse by John W. King of the
Twelve thousand persons received food
and supplies from the different relief com-
mlttees to-day As those in charge of thla
work become accustomed to their duties,
the facilities for handling applicants for
chirlty Increite and rrore sytemat!c be-
comes the Ul-tritu.ion. Tne plan of aMsn-
Ing a s-bcommlitce to each of the dozen
ward In the city Is working admirably and
but littlf complaint Is heard or diFsatisfac-
Won espref-ed about iinequit distributions
of ration Relief trains frjm North and
East, bearing clothing. p.ovUions, nur&s
aud phjs'cians. are arriving duilj. There la
b.ill urgent need, houever, for disinfectants,
and 011 every hand, of course, is een tho
i.eerSEltj for moiej
di: rriHsu.NED to iti:niii.i.
Galveston wilt ba relmlit. To a man, mer
chants, barkers, busine?) men and citizens
goaerallj declare th.it I he Iskial City will
bvcome greater than ever.
David Hall, a prominent and wealthy resi
dent of Galveston, voices the eentirient of
nine-tenths of the community In the fol
"Having burled our dead and removed the
menaces to the public health. It 13 the duty
of tho cltlzenn of Galveston to turn tnelr
attention to the matter of rehabilitation I
hs leave to offer a few sviggtstton', taking
it for .ranted that the city N to be rebuilt,
If not by ourselves, by a tt.rdltr race of
men and women than we
The commercial situation wl'l take care,
cf Itself Rttilroaad and telegraph ofjnnec
tlon will be restored In a few dajs. The
backn will be yupp.ied with money. Tho
products of the country will be coming to
the ships and the products of othr coun
tries will be pouring in out of the ships.
There will be emplojment here for four
limes our present number of laborers. These
,ftbo" l expend their eimings at the
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"Lo, king to the future, the first thing to
" atieaaea io is tne saiety of the new
city. This can bo secured by a better sys
tem of construction ar.d better ballding
methods. Thft rtovt ritv rjirx p!a .m nm.
vctlu 11 CHcruiicninenis irom me aeo.
'Tour readers will remember that a feiy
months ego Colonel Roberts, of the United
states j:nslneer cc-p prtsented a plan to
our commercial bodies for tho Improvement
of our harbor, contemplating the erection
of an Immense dike, cutting off the waters I Rough Riders and the Trezevant RifUs of
of the North Bay, and another dike cutting ! Dallas, the latter company arriving to-day,
off tlw waters of the West Bay. thexoby j General Scurry will be better a.bl to coa
cuardlug the city from the waters. I trol the situation.
"In addition to this the Federal Govern- I Dry goods stores and clothing houses r
ment should construct a sea wall, protect- I scrable great laundries, and every available
Ing not alone the property of the city, but ' space Is occupied with goods hung out to
its own ai well, the tea wall to extend drv. Fortunately for this work, th neath.
from the western terminus of tho Jetty to
the forts ot Fort -fifth street, protecting
the eastern and southern portion of the city.
This construction would Involve no stretch
of thn wiwpr nf fhft rpnpral nnv.m.n,
and I have no doubt that if the matter it '
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prop'rly rrc'nled the plans can bo fcured
anl the appropriatiod" nade at the nti.t
tession of Congress."
ST. LOLIS WOIO
1'IMJb ALL ItKLATIVUH UCD.
ilrs. Gate? of St. txiujs. wife of Uie opera
tor of the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, was tho first woman, oslde from
nurses, who was permitted to nter Galvcs
ton after the storm. Her mother, a Mrs.
Darlcy. f Istcr and brother, who lived In the
ruined city, were all lost llrs. Gates came
down here with htr husband and got in
Thursday night, horrified to find her rela
te ts among the victims.
Will Hoper. an operator for the Western
Union, and a St. Louis boy. who has been
working In Galveston for tho last three
vears. was one of the survivors of the
j to their utmOEt since the city was devas-
j tated. and every available operator ha3 been
i Pressed into service la some capacity or
I Mr. Roper's mother, llrs. Ella E. Itoper,
lives at Frazler Park, Maplewood, Mo. He
has been eo crowded with work since the
night of the storm that ho has not had time
to notify his mother that he escaped. Jlo
nsks thut this service be performed for him
bj The Republic.
' Roper's wife and children were at tlvlr
father's l.oue during the Morm. Ths
f mother carried the little ones up a ladder
into the third story of a brick building,
which escaped the wind and water. Her
father's house, from which they had been
removed, wan destroyed, but he neaped
The burial or cr"inttioT of the unfortun
ate victims withH the corpotation llmlis
of the 'ttj Ik still belrg conducted by larjje
forces in ctKuniied sqiU'Li under military
direction, end en tne malinand the work of
Interring the dtad ! conducted with the
same sjstem Looting and the (leseeratlyn
of the dctd have censed since the military
has aayumod crargo of affilrs and are co
operating harmoniously v.lth the civil au
thorities Sheriff Thomas, in charge of the Island
district. I3 dlree Ing Interments aid the re
covery of property there. United States
Marshal Grant has been given authority
bj Adjutant General Scurry and Is directing
affair on the mainland, aided by a trojp
' ef rangers who are ordered to "make thort
work" of looters and arrest all suspicious
characters. The rangera and the mllltla
1 and civil guards stationed at Texas CRy
1 and Virginia Point are unarr the direct
orders of Marshal Grant. Ihese are the
only points of egress Into Galveston.
No person can embark or disembark at
tl'ese points without the permission of Mar
SK-VT TO TUEIU FRIENDS.
Destitute person desiring to get to their
friends ure given free transportation and
hto being eent out or the city as rapidly
os " ,ta5te1 transportation facilities at
the "P0"1 : ,lle Committee on Transpor-
tation will permit. The owner of any
' water craft or railway found guilty of
I clmiclrir mora than the regular fure will
be placed under arreu. Much comp aJnt has
hitherto existed about exorbitant charges
by boats and tne railroad running from
Texas City, but this abuse has been abol
ished by a stringent order from General
With the Increase In force of the Dallas
er is clear and hot. Tee merchants whose
stocks were but slightly damaged have dona
a lively business and so have the restau
rants, though their stocks are still limited
and fresh meat Is difficult to obtain.
Extortions are a rare exception, although
Strand, Galveston, Took Eighteen Lives When It Fell.
tho supply of fool at hotels and restau
rants Is limited. This lack will be Mipp ltd
In a few divs, as all the rallwajs terminat
ing here have united In the work of build
ing one bridge and aro puhlns tho wo'k
night and day wlt?j a large force, recon
structing tho bridgejovhlle the tracks ar
being restored on tho Island and malnlinJ
by another Urgo foioe. It Is promised th
the city will bo given railway communlca
tions by Wednesday rext.
"SHIPLOAD OF C.ltVlN
HAS LErT GALEVrOV.
The injured and tick, under the thorough
sjstem Inaugurated by the Beard of IKaltl
and loral phvsulans. aided by volunteer
from the outside, are recelvlt. good eare
Relief supplies are fctlll rapidly comins bj
boat and ra"l from ill quarters, as well a.
financial aid. To-day C. McD. Robinson
chief grain Inspector, received the following
telegram from Hammond . Snider, Baltt
" Ith great satisfaction we to-day lenrned
of jour i-afety. Our exchange has raised
over JjCvo In the Interest of jour unfor
tunates More to fol ow."
This firm shipped from here by the Span
ish steamer Ramon dc Larrln sga for New--astle-on-Tjne
ovir 290,000 bushels wheal
W hile !Ing at tahe wharf she was caught in
the storru. rode It out safcl and tailed Im
mediately after Its subsidence.
RUhop Gilligher l In rece'pt of a tele
gram from Archbishop CorrlKon of
New York stath g that the diocese
of that rlty would ee thit U1
Cnthollc orrhan children tent to
his euro weuld be klndlv provided for. To
morrow a census of Catholic population will
be tigun te ascertcln the- nunber of w dov.s
and orphirs e-nud b tin- storm, ard the
exaci iianil cr ef Catholics and Cathollo
f.imiko that nrlshed
The o.ucrrs of the Grand Idse. I. O. O.
F. wrt here to-dav anj orgmiized, local
re i"f committees to care fo- t!v ! stltute
of that order. The keeper of tho !lf-vvln,4
station at the western extremity of the Is
land, got In to-duj. He report 1 the station
gone and that a frightful scene of desola
tion exlfts there. Hf lcport- that 153 bodies
were buried there: tr-at the prahle acd
marshes are st.U strewn with the carcossei
of animals .ard reptile, and that the
stench Ik btlfilng.
FOUR I1VS ON THE
WAY FROM CORPUS CHRIS n.
WilUiin H. Sterling. Deputy Fish and
Oyster CoramiBs.oner. has arrived from
Matagorda, about 1"0 mliis southwest of the
city. Ke made the passage In u twenty-four-foot
Ploop. He reports that during
the Saturday ttorm the wind at MatagordA
and vicinity blew from the west and south
weat violently, but tl-at It had not the de
structive force It had at Galveston.
Oscar Cook and Jim Williams were f
drowned and the schooner Lily Bird wis j
lest near Matagorda. '
Two of Clarke's barges aro uthore on 1
Coming down the bay Mr. Ster'.lrs pissed,
at ban Luis Pas, about tvvcnty-f.ve miles
away, the body of a woman, and at Ander-
son'a ship j ard, thirteen m'les from town,
he passed the bady of a man. Th life
saving station at San Luis Pats Is wrecked
and the keeper's house gone. Very few
houses on tho Island are standing.
He saw ecven horses alive, twenty-flvo
miles down, drinking bpy water. He saw
Captain Hutchlngs's jacht ard a numbrr
of boats at the lower end of the lslarfd
stranded and wrecked.
Leopold Morris, a member of a party
which has arrived here with a schooner load
of "supplies from Corpus Christ!, saya that
owing to unfavorable winds it took four
da a for the schooner to make tho passage.
Mr. Morris savs: j
"The story about the storm reaching
Rockport is true, but no damage was done.
The occupants of E. H. R. Grcen'p club
house deserted It, fearing its destruction.
Over three feet of water surrounced the ,
clubhouse, hut no damage was wrought, j
"At Corpus Christ! there was a cnlm on
the bay for two da) 9. breaklrg with a light
a on Sund ly.
' Aftt r pas-iii,; the VaIaco Lighthouse at
the break of ijy this morning, ve were
horrified to wlt:..s tne floating corpses of
men, women ard children In the Guf. some
tied to ucad h-rtea and others Moating
.done. An Imn-ense amount of timber, bir
Us ard debris of all kind", la) In our path,
.rd here and there huge serpents were een.
The snakes seemed to plead for a rile on
he bout, arol If Icer saw a serpent look
v ndly toward a human being those were
"One of Clarke'3 company birges Is hlsh
nj dry at Ml chell's, out In Aransas Ray "
:n:im: i ost vll
kit her ni;i:inERT.
Jame Fabeila, captain, and Ernest I'r'our
tnd E J. Fllod. who accompanied Morris,
came here In search ot relatives All were
ound, evcept the brother of niod, who U
anmng the rrltslng.
One of th innumerable pathetic incidents
of the storm ofeurrcd last Wi.dnesU.iy
.iuiit hen Hrneii Mao. a oung luwjer
cf th's cilj ard Miss les-ic I.oberts ve-e
married. Miss Roberts was the on!) sur
vivor of her family, con'stlng of a mother,
brothers and sisters. Mr. Mi9, who was
Cautinned on Page Tito.
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Leaders Say One Hundred
Thousand Men Support
MORE EXPECTCD TO GO OUT.
Operators Will Make an Effort
to Run Their Cc!-
CUT LITTLE K0PECF SUCCESS.
OrderSy, Determined Altitude
of Strikers Js Swelling
F.-i7lton. Pa.. Sept. IC With the troep
tiiti of PrrFlilent jltc'iel's arrival, there
ws little ividenee stov.n here to-day tat
Hz'etn wan the ptorm-eenter of tne pres
ent e ii war tctueen labor and eapilaL
V.'k.i tte oxeeption of the enrficevii, fire
men. iunj-ruiiners .tnd icpulr men. no R
was around anv of ll e rrir.es In this ", cn
11 Public meetirge ef mlD-rs wee h d
d r,ns the dav at Ilnrhy, Ebervale anl
IreeHnJ -jn tro rorth side. Shepter a-d
Iiar-vood rn tho west side, and at Co tram,
s ut b"re.
The iar3t pntherin? was trat at Fro -1
ir.J. twe vt miles rtrth. where the- unln
n n tire nt --o "-trong rs the organizer!
r,;'"; "hf ' 1-e,thirn; Thi5 t5'et1PB "13 I
h Id In P-e opj-n air and wan addreswd by,
Natural Committeeman Renjsmln J&m"s I
anl 1 number of either labor lcid-rs wHl
krn-n in 'hee regions. Tnere were 2,"') J
pT-ois In t' ciowd.
When Mr Jam s a ked a'l those to ral
their hards who were agiinst a strike, not
an arm wnt up
The f3relcn-"penkiiS miners are In the
majority In the Huzleton district and most
of Piem are In favor c a str.ke. The En-
ll'h-peaklng w-orkrrn who are In favor cf
strlklrg are not so nunurous. It seems to
these who are in close touch with the sa
nation that all derends on the foreigners.
If they conclude- to stay arfay from their
work the mires w'll be so crippled that
operations will have to cease, thus forcln?
idleness upon tho Engliau-speaklng work
men. The territory -outh of Hazleton Is well
organized, dnd there Is some apprehension
here to-night that disturbances m'ght oc
cur among the foreigners In that locality.
Somo of them tme made threats of bodily
harm against any one who starts wcrli In
The United Mine Workers' ofaclals are do
ing their bst to prevent any outbreaks.
Mr. James to-mcht authorized a denial of
a ptory telegraphed from here that the
I allans at Bunker Hill, seven miles south
of here, are manufacturing "bomb balls" for
u? in cate trouble with the police shoull
nrle. He also denied the printed state
ment that committees had been sent to
Altoona, Pa , ard other places In the bi
tuminous coal fields of this State for the
purpose of agitating a sympathetic strike.
Mr. James said that no such mave 1"
contemplated and no steps will be) taken in
that direction while the anthracite strike
is on, unuss the Lltum'rous fuel is sent
Into the hard coal regioi-s. In that event
Prcldent Mitchell wcu'd call out the Ajft
coal miners vtlthln for.y-e'snt hour?.
Contrarv to expectations only three o
four clcrsjmen In the Lehigh Vai ey preach
ed on the Iibor troubles, and onlv ore. tie
Reverend Carl Houser t ok a decide stanl
scalnt the strike. He Is the preacher of
three Lutheran churches, ore at Eckley.
another at Hirword and f-e third at Free
land. He rreached In a I th-ce to-diy and
rleaded with his people to go to work to
morrow. OOMPERS AT SnMOKI.
Sharaokln, Pa., Sept. 16. At "SO oVloclt
Ail That hemains of i Prominent Shoe Store,
MITCHELL WELL PLEASED.
BY JOHN MITCHELL,
4, Trtsldcnt of the UnltcJ illne "WorK-
era of America.
llazleton. Ta . S-pt. 15. The siun
tion !s excellent. I am batl3flNt thit
liHvj nun will be 01 strike to-mor-ruiv
in the upper an.! loner secMons
of 'lie anthracite district. Many of
the ii'lr.cs about here mil also rloee.
though some may remain open for a
ftv. ilays. We expect nil miners to
joui us through monl maslcn.
this etenine the United Mine WorkersT
leaders iiay that fnin report at hand from,
Duupi'In, Columbia, Schu.vkill and North-
un.berland Counties, Intilcallona pointed
to ut lejist 3 per cent of the men princi
pal! teiUtt:i ht.ru and Centralia polns on
fctrlke to-raorro, in nhlch eer.t the col
li rca crnrot be opratid.
The oacials of the Philadelphia and
nesJtK Coal and Iron Company in thi
district annot-netd this en:rR that when,
the colllerj nhlstles are bunn to-morrow
Cu per cent of the empIoc3 wljl be at
the mines. The official- r.'so rtated that
If men jtay away from the mini
Continued on PaR Iofir.
1'or Missouri Fair, continued Cool
Mun(B. Tnesilay fair, with rlslojr
. t...,, .,r,i,-ri ni.i..
K..r IHlaols-Falr Monday; cooler in
eitrcnte "ontaem portion. Tue.dar
fair; frrh northerly wind.
for Arkannns Fair Mnn.lnj-I cooler
lu Miulhern unit eastern portion.
Tut-sdn fnlr; north to cant srlnd.
Z. Eabies Born During Galveston's Hurris
3. Additional List of Dead Sent Out From
4. They Quit Simultaneously.
That Touch of Wintry Weather.
J. Turf Cos!p.
Princeton Starts With Green Men.
Westerns Retain Faust Cup.
Vital Storm Tact Overlooked.
Mart)r to His Faith.
Pastor Gott's Anniversary.
7. New York Is Now Counted for Bryan.
Uncle Sam's Vaults Not Burglar Proof,
German Methodists Meet.
5. Republic Want Ads.
9. Republic Want Ads.
Roosevelt' Letter of Acceptance.
10. Sermons and Services at the Church.
New York May Get Doctor Harrison.
Visitors at the Hotels.
11. Movement or Grain.
RIv er New
Zinc and Lead Report.
12. Exposition Opens 7 O'clock To-NIgbL
Day of Rest for Mr. Bryan In SL Louis.
Drove a Mile In Ecd of River d3 Peres.
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