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WHOLE NUM3ER. J6.367.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1003.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, D, C., Oct. ?0.?Fore?
cast for Hmiday and AJ_?.daVI
V lrgmla?Partly clou?./ Sunday, with
rain in cast portion; Monday lair and
warmer* brink north winds.
North Carolina? Pair in west, rain In
ei?Tt portions Sunday and Monday, brisk
Another rainy, blustering, dlsagreeablo
?lay ?.vas yesterday, and there was a de*
elded wintry tingo to everything. 'Ihe
mercury lurked mound tho half-t-\ tury
?nark during a large portion ot the uay.
STATIC OP THL TiiKHMOMETEH.
? ?. M.tO
3 P. M.C2
G P. M.M
8 P. ?.G>5
12 midnight .??
Average .&7 1-0
Highest temperatine yesterday .61
Lowest temperatura yesterday . "
??*:a? temperature yesterday .
.Normal temperature for October .Cl
Departure from normal temperature.... 05
ftOcIpltatlon during past 24 hours .00
October 11, 1903.
Bun rises.0:11 I HIGH TIDE
Sun Bets.5:33 Morning.7:51
Moon rises....3:2S | Evening.8:13
October 12, 1903.
Bun rises.15:16 I ;riGM TIDE
Hun sets.">-.3S Morning.8:4.
*loon rises...10:20 I Evening.ti'.ll
Henrico Democratic Cornmltteo split.??,
the majority deciding to endorse Walter
J. Todd for the treftsurehipi names of
both Brauer and Todd to appear on the
ticket at the general ?lection?Horse
bhow opens Tuesday; some flt-.c animals
have already arrived; amphitheatre beau?
tifully decorated?Market? well supplied
for Horse Show week?a plea made for
the Stuart monument-It. K. Firth to
tight the suit of his wife for divorce
Ktate campaign to open to-morrow
Richmond College detents Randolph-Ma
eon at fool-ball-llailnns to celebrate
tbe anniversary of the landing of Colum?
bus to?inorrow?Carnival opens to-mdr
row at Broad Street Park-Nominations
made by the Republicans-Effects <>f thu
Morm locaily not serloue-North Caro?
linians leave for Greensboro reunion to?
nigli!-The Powhatan to l.e opei.ed soon
??Annual meeting: of the Lakeside Club;
Interesting cbar.gc Is mail?;-Mr, J. \V.
Daube ?till critically 111-? call to bo
extended to Rev. F. T. McFaden by First
Presbyterian Church to-day?Colored
farmers to confer. MANCHESTER
Coining marriage of Mr. Llpscomb and
Mies Crooks-No arrangements yet mado
for the defence of Krank H. Fitzgerald;
rep?5rt that ho had been back some days
beior?j giving himself up pronounced In?
correct; statement is ma,?.!?- by his bro?
ther-Arrangement? for the Masonic
Bazaar; will be opened by the Governor
??Miss Beale Fahr very 111-Sacred
Four speeches mado In the Haywood
trial, and six other attorneys have yet
to speak?Resignation of Bank Examin?
er Henry asked for by Comptroller Ridgo
ly-George Vanderbilt returns to Bllt
moro unexpectedly, and will hasten to
New York?Hcunln.1 of North Carolin?
ian? at Greensboro to-morrow and Tues?
day to be a notable occasion-Money be?
ing raleed for a monument at Liberty
Point-Cotton damaged by the storm
Governor Aycock grants a respite to Hen?
ry Holloway. the negro merc? er-Sev?
eral charters Issued by Secretary of State
?one of them to a big cotton mill com?
pany-Judge Boyd Issues an Injunction
against the Boli Telephone Company at
Storm rages on Virginia coast and
strews Virginia Beach with wreckage
Two barges go ashore and members of ?
crew; one of them are drowned-Big |
passenger steamer reported to be tight- |
ing los.ng battle with wind and tides out
the Capes-Norfolk Is Hooded with wa?
ter, und boats ply all around the City
Unii-Wires are down and traine seri?
ously interfered With-Fear? entertained
lor tbe safety of ? Dewey*? battleship the
Olymp a. wheh is in dock at the Nor?
folk navy-yard-Training ship squadron
is out tho Capes battling with wind and
tide-Prominent citi_en of Petersburg
end? Ids Ufe by firing a biill??t through
his templi--Atlantic Coast Line train
narrowly misses being wrecked by run?
ning into a tree which had blown across
the track near Stony Creek-Buttery of
United States artillery reaches Harrl?
sonburg; alter marcii from Staunton and
camps for the Sabbath-Oilicera of tho
battery are entertained in Staunton at
the home of Mr. A. C. Braxton-Wash?
ington and I.ee defeats the Old Point
Comiort College nt foot-ball-Ofllcers of
the Southern Hallway leave Monday on
an Inspection trip over th?i line, and will
be gone a week-Young mountaineer
elopes to Bristol with sixteen-year-old
heiress to a quarter million dollars, and
the two are married by Parson Burroughs
??Programme for the reunion at New?
port News show? that veterans will bo
given abundant amusement, and will hoar
Bome of the abiest orators ln tho coun?
try, Including Senator Daniel.
Contest of professionals on stock ex?
change Is without much t??ect on priced;
t? ,u_rii these were inciineil to rally on
the appearance of the bank statement
Fierce storm sweeps over the whole At?
lantic coast, doing Inestimable damage
und wrecking numberless vessels-\\ orst
nood over known in Delaware River
r.veeps away bridge and drowns two
pei sons-Patterson, N. J., is visited b
another disasier in siiapo of Hood anil
dynamite Is placed In readiness to break
now channel for water In case the last
stronghold breaks?.number oi bay ves?
sels swept ashore, and those Which.roach
nuiumoio, utier weathering the storm,
report tlio worat experiences In their
History-Uoston 'wins nnother game In
tue champiousnip series wall tlie Pitts?
burg National team-Short Hose wins
autumn weight for age men at .Morris
Purs.-Worlds records smashed at the
Lexington meeting, where- Major Delmar
mudo a new marie, which was live min?
utes later lowered two minute- .
Dillon, ilio quuui, oi ?.?_ ?rolling turf??
Ancient and Honornh'e Artillery nt "nq.
ton, the Ancient Artillery of London and
n reaep ion ? ?.,? " ''G?-'
ldent and Mrs. Roosovolt-Tho middles
ball by close score" of six to live-St.
Alunna goes down before Georgetown
twenty-live to nothing-North Carolina
wins from her sister Southern State
Hearing of evidence In the Tlllmnn trial
Is concluded, and each siilo will be given
seven hours In which to argue tho caso
-Methodist Minister la dismissed from
the Holston conference by Blenop Hoss
on charge- of immorality.
HARKIS CASE HAMGS;
BAIL BOND REDUCED
In the United Statos District Court
yesterday the Jury ?p tho caso uf it. ?.
JIiiiTis, eha.ged w.th Uttering counte
felt money, were unuiilo to ugi-uo upu:. a
verdict, and after being held together
for hours without result, wore ?.dscha.ged
It Is not known Just how the jury sloo.i,
save that there was no hopa of ag.eo
ment. The caso will now go over until
the next. term.
The cuso of J. W. Booker H'ilortson,
chargea and Indicted for sund ng an ob?
scene letter through tho malls, Decem?
ber 4th for set fnr tho .rial, and the u ?
fendant was admitted to ha.I lu lh. si m
of $250. tho figuro hav ng boon reduced,
tho presentation of tho case by his conn
sel, Hun. R. Q. Southall. Robo.t on Is
charged w th hnv.ng niniletl ? lui alleged
obscene letter to bin wife. From, wi nt
can be learned sho reported tho matter to
tho authorities nnd tho |nd,ciineiu of
Robertson by the grand Jury fojlowou. iio
was arrested Friday on u beiioh war.
???at i__ui;d by Judf_o ".V'addili,
EIGHT WERE FOR TODD
AND FIVE FOR BRAUER
Voters of Henrico Must
Settle the Matter.
Majority Defies State Com?
THE HOTTEST KIND OF
Chairman Ruffin Leads the Todd For?
ces?Letter from J. S. Patton De?
claring Nothing but Bond and
Secuniy Could Bo More
Lintiing on Todd than
Out of tho chaos and confusion that
prevail? ln Henrlco politice thero have
sprung, as the ultimate result of long
weeks of waiting and wrangling, two fac?
tions, ono owning allegiance to the State
Btmocratic Committee, tho supremo par?
ty power, and the other repudiating the
authority of that body and hoisting thu
standard of the County Committee as
that of the sole and rightful administrator
of affairs within Its realm.
In this manner tlio long drawn out
fight asumes Its linai shape, and ln this
manner will It now go to the peoplo for
arbitrament. Tho last twist ha? been
given to the tangle, and a tangle it will
stay until the day on which the ballot I
cast by the citizenship of the county will
cut the knots. Between riow and then no
other hand can Interfere. The now com?
mittee, the last resort of the disputants,
ha?. met, passed upon the matter, and
u-tlred, leaving the situation more cloud?
ed and befogged than before. The best
It could do. or the worst, was to split it?
self in twain, one Bide, the majority, go?
ing for Todd and county supremacy, and
the other, the minority, for Brauer and
allegiance to the State head of the party.
Each aide will now appear before the
people, upon whom will thus, after all,
be Imposed the task of deciding the-vexed
Slump In Erauer Stock.
As predicted long ln advance, the new
committee, which met to orgunlze and
plan the party campaign, Jumped at once
Into the troubled waters'that surround
the oillce of treasurer of the county. To
the out?-lde It appeared that It met for
no other purpose. It worried along a
while over the matter of organization,
but then It took a headlong divo Into the
other thing. For some two hours or more
it lloundered around, until It finally
emerged at precisely the same point at
which It Jumped In, so far as getting
things settled ls concerned.
From the very outset It was easily to
be observed that any hopes Brauer might
have entertained of capturing the new
committee were vain. He was there with
a lot of his friends, but Todd was also
or. the ground", equally well represented.
They squared off on this point, but as
soon as the committee buckled down to
werk Brauer stock began to flutter and
show signs of a coming slump. The
Brauer nominee for chairman was de?
feated by two votes, and a Brauer man
was unseat?3d. The split began right here,
nnd until the moment of adjournment it
continued, with no change, except ln that
It constantly widened in favor of Todd.
At first Todd trimmed off but a small
majority, but small as It was It acted asa
powerful whip that was wielded with ef?
fect dismal ln Its consequences upon the
soaring hopes of the fronds of tho treae
uror. AVlth this scanty majority the Todd
forces controlled tho election of the ne,?
members, who had to ho chosen to 111!
vacancies, and with each such new mem?
ber seated tho majority was Increased by
one. Tho Bra nor wing would offer a
candidate; tho Todd would do the same.
The Todd man would be elected. Next
time, the Identical same thing would hnp
pen with ono vote added to the Todd ma?
jority. By the time the i-ommitteo got
Itself organized and ready to consider
Continued on Third Page.)
W. J. BRYAN IS TO
Fortune Left Him to Be Divi?
ded Among Colleges and
(By Aetmrtatpd ?p>6?.)
NEW ITAVI3N, CONN., Oct. 10.-Wil?
liam J. Bryan appeared In the Probate
Court to-day and, as executor, filed for
probating tho will of the late Phllo S,
Bennett. Thu will disposes of an estate
worth approximately |?3,')?0. Among the
public bequests the will provides that
???,??) bo divided among twenty-five col?
leges or unlvorsi'tles by William J. Bryan
and flO.OiX) is given to Mr. Bryan to aid
needy students,- while a similar amount
is to be uistriuuted by Mrs. Bryan umong
deserving students In female colleges.
YOUNG ??Aim ?aKcS
Mr. Arthur Upshur, son of Mr. .Tohn A,
Upshur. clerk to ihe Corporation Commis?
sion, left Newport News yostcrd.y after,
umili in chiuge uf a carrio of oxpoi t oittlo
I'm- F.uropo, belonging to Hon. ilenry C,
biliari. Ml'? Binari iivcompuii ed you.ig
1'p.sliur to Nowpmt Nuw.i to oo him mi.o
lv martini, The latter hns been to fclu ope
boforo, lint never on such a re. pou iblo
voyage ua thut in which hu is now aew
THE HENRICO SITUATION.
Tho new Democratic Committee of II nrico mot yesterday,
ancl by a vote of eight to fivo reiteratoci the decision of the old
committee, donying tho jurisdiction of the Stato Central Com?
mittee, and pledging its support to W. J. Todd for tho offico of
This action by tho committoe caused a serious split in its
membership, and four out of the minority signed a paper recog?
nizing tho State Committoe, and pledging their support to Brauer.
Thoso gentlemen or some, of them, will probably resign noxt week.
Both Brauer and Toad will now appear in tho election, each
claiming the party nomination. The Brauer forces will contest
tho admittance of the County Committee to tho noxt ?Stato Demo?
A lettor from Mr. Patton, of tho State Committee, declares
that both Hechler and Todd wero understood to agroo to submit
to the decision of the contrai body. Nothing short of bond with
security, Mr. Patton says, could have been more binding than tho
agreoment the candidates made before the Stato Committee went
into a consideration of tho matter.
Rev. E. R. Suthers Expelled
Irom Methodist Ministry.
CHARGES OF IMMORALITY
Tho Preacher Had Been Found Guilty
and Bishop H..S3 and tho Ho!s'.on
Conference Refused to Recpsn
the Case?His Career,
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
KNOXVILLE. TENN., Oct. 10.?An
unpleasant duty befell Bishop E. E. Hoss
this afternoon, when, as presiding ofll?
cer of the Holston Conference of the
Southern Methodist Church, Including
Tennessee' and. Virginia, he deposed as a
minister Rev. E. R. Suthers, of Big
Stone Gap district, and dismissed him
from the ministry summarily.
Suthers has for years been a promi?
nent minister of the gospel and done
much work In ?1?3 district, being a man
of mature yoars and decided ability, but
a year ag?j charges o? immorality were ?
preferred against him. He denied the j
charges, and in a trial by a committee j
In iiis district conference he was found
guilty, and after the matter had been I
held In abeyance for some time he -was ?
dismissed from his charge. Upon failure
vo Huratiiuer his credentials to-day he
was deposed without the investigation .
being reopened, I
A number of speeches were made by 1
brother ministers of Suthers" regretting |
his conduct and speaking of his former 1
Bishop Hoss referred to the unpleasant?
ness of the duty confronting him, nnd
said he would have to do It.
FOR THE POSITION
The Executive Committee of the Board
of Trustees of Randolph-Macon College
met Friday and decided to recommend h ?
names of Mr. S. Carter WeUlger, of Ash?
land, and Mr. \V. S. Brown, of R.chm~nd,
for the position of sectetary-tieia rer
of tho college. Tho Board of Tru-tees,
which electB. will choose between the
Mr. Brown Is a son of the late Rev.
Dr. A. G, Brown, well known throughout
tho confe.ence. Mr. Weniger Is pro .dent
of the J. A. Grig? Shoe Company, nnd Is
a resident of Ashland.
Mrs. Lw.ght L. IVioudy Dead.
CBy Associated Press. 1
EAST NORTHFIKLD. MASS., Oct. 10.?
Mrs. Dwlght L. Moody, widow ot ihe fa?
mous evangelist, died at f> o'clock this
afternoon at her home, in this town.
Naval Academy Team Wins
by a Fluke Touchdown.
GEORGETOWN KEPT BUSY
Heavy team Had Its Hand Full Wi'h St?
Allans?Harvard Eieaten by Am?
herst?Princeton Decisively De
feated Brown?N. C. Wins.
Princeton, 29 ; Brown, 0.
Amherst, d ; Harvard, ?.
Yale, 2k? ; Spring^ie?d, 0.
Pennsylvania, 9 ; .State;?. '
Annapolis, C ; Vi*C,-inia, 5 .
Georgetown, 25 ; /it. Albans, 0.
: North Carolina, 17 ; S. Car., 0. ,
Yesterday's foot-ball scores contain
some surprises and convey much infor?
mation that will give critics a Une on
the relative strength of the various
elevens. Tho surprise of the day was tho
defeat of Harvard by Amherst, a college
not heretofore considered formidable by
the "big four." While the details of tho
game are not at hand, sufficient Is given
to show that the Crimson team was un?
able to score on the men from Amherst,
and oven If the latter's score was a clean
fluke, It nevertheless does not improve
the situation from the standpoint of tho
Cambridge eleven. The defeat of tho
Harvard men by Amherst will be a
crushing blow to the adherents of the
Crimson. It has been known that tho
outlook there for a strong team was not
bright, but tho condition shown yesterday
leaves no hope of victory for Harvard
over Yale. Little Is known of Amherst
save that It defeated Bowdoln Wednesday
??3 to 0, while Harvard has beaten Bow?
doln ten days ago by almost the same
score, 24 to 0. Since that Harvard ap?
pears to be weaker.
Princeton's' score ngalnst Brown Is,
surprisingly large, and, following closo
upon the enormous score by tho Orange
and Black ngalnst Gettysburg Wednes
. day (OS to 0), there is abundant evidence
that tho Tigers' small scoro against
? Georgetown recently ls the result of the
I unusual strength of tho District college
' men rather than the weakness of Prince?
ton. Brown had beaten Wesloyan by
about the samo score that Columbia beat
them. Tho Providence team is usually
(Continued on Second Pago.)
COAST STREWN WITH
WRECKAGE OF VESSELS
He Will Support the Demo?
KINGS COUNTY IN REVOLT
For McClellan, but Opposed to Grout
ond Fornes?Bad Weather Kopl
Down the Registration Con?
, (By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 10.?Comptroller
Edward M. Grout announced to-dny his
intention to support George B. McClel?
lan, the Democratic candidate for Mayor,
ln opposition to the re-election of Mayor
Low. In answer to a question after ho
had finished his speech of acceptance
of the Democratlo nomination for Comp?
troller, Mr. Grout said:
"I will support Mr, McClellan with
every power that I have."
The notification of McClellan, Grout
and Charles V. Fornes of their nomina?
tion by tho Democratlo City Convention
for the offices of Mayor, Comptroller
and President ot tho Board of Aldormen
took place this afternoon. But threo of
the seven Brooklyn members of the City
Notification Committee attended the
meeting, emphasizing the revolt of the
ivinits county organization. Senator Mo
Carren was present. The four remaining
members of the Kinks county delegation
sent a letter ot protest to Chairman
Craln, In which they said they would
support McClellan, but not Grout and
McClellan, in his speech of acceptance,
declared that if elected he should assume
full responsibility for the conduct of tho
The Police Department gavo out tho
revised figures to-day of the first day's
registration in this city, tho total regis?
tration being 160,114, distributed as fol?
lows:? Manhattan and' the Bronx, 99,483;
Brooklyn, 60,205; Queens.? 6.9S0; Rich?
The first day's registration In 1902 was
188,458, the decrease yesterday'being duo
probably to tho Inclement weather.
WITH YOUNG HEIRESS
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
BRISTOL?, TENN., Oct. 10.?William H.
Green, twtnty-three years of age, a saw?
mill hand, employed at a luluoer e ?up
In, the mountains of "West Virginia,
I eloped to Bristol with .Miss Parame
Luskr, ? a pretty sixteen-year-old girl of
Heardon, W. Va., and the two were mar
' rled to-day at Rev. A. H. Burroughs'
j noted mecca.
The romance is heightened by the au
| thorltatlve announcement that the youth?
ful bride Is heir to perhaps a quarter
of a million dollars. ?
CAPTURE WHITE HOUSE
(By Associateli Press.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, Oct. 10.-Presl
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt, at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, gave an elaborate reception
In tho White House to the Honorable Ar
tllleiy Company of London, the Ancient
and Honorable Art llerv Company, ot
Boston, and the Minuto .Men of this c t.v.
Invited to meet tho guests of honor were
the most prominent offlcals of the gov?
ernmerit ami loaning momoers ot Wash?
TO GO TO NEW YORK
(By Associated Press.)
ASHEVILLE. N. C. Oct. 10.?Georgo
Vanderbllt returned unexpectedly from
? the EaFt this afternoon and is now at
Officials of Blltmoro sny that his re
I turn has no connection with the vurlou??.
rumors concerning his estates, Mr. Van?
derbllt will leave for New York to-mor?
He Presented One to Miss
The Little Actress Is an Honorary
Member, and the Richmond Chap-?
ter Was the Donor of tho
Miss Adelaide Thurston's appearance
at the Academy last evening In the pro?
duction of Mr. Paul Wilstuch's play,
"Polly Primrose." was mado the occasion
of quite a social event, and the Incident
which followed tho third act, when Gen?
eral Fltzhugh Lee, on behalf of tho
Richmond Chapter of tho Daughters of
tho Confederacy, presented tlio actress
with a badge, was a variation in tho
programme, which was entered Into most
heartily by the brilliant audience.
Misa Thurston Is an honorary member
of tho Daugnters of the Confederacy,
and tho organization, ln this happy man?
ner, chose to recognize the talented
young actress and manifest the esteem
ln which sho la held by them. Pretty
Miss Thurston, looking for all the world
llko a sweet girl graduato receiving her
diploma on commencement day, stood
beforo tho General and with most becom?
ing blushes, heard his tribute to fair
woman, and tnen, m a most ingenious
manner, expressed her appreciation of
the honor that had been conferred. ?
This, however, was merely a happy
Incldont of the evening.
PLAY AND PLAYERS.
The play and the players must not bo
forgotten. Of Adelaide Thurston, Rich?
mond theatre-goers well know. There Is
piquant charm and a dainty graco
about her that goes straight to the hearts
of her audience and wins them oveu.
whether they will or no. Hers is a pei '
sonaU'ty. that endears Itself to ?'? ?e ??
have seen her. She has ivl'H",..-01"30
one doos not soon forgot. There is a
merry twinklo in her eye, half - saucy, :
half roguelsh, and wholly bewitching.
Whatever she does, she la simply Ade?
Mr. Paul Wllstach has this season
written a. new piay for Miss Thurston,
tho tltlo of which l's ' Po!?y Primrose."
Its scenos are laid ln Georgotown, Just
beyond the city of Washington. Tho
time Is during tho Civil War, but thero
ns no smell of gunpowder and thore are
no brass buttons.
HAS NO DARK CLOUDS.
The play Is a picture, without any dark
clouds of the war looming up ln tho
background to cast a shadow over the
bright colors. Thero Is not a line nor a
scene to which either Southerner or
Northerner could object. It Is a love
story, nnd wherever It may be played, lt
will demonstrate that "all tho world
loves a lover," and that "all Is fair ln
love and war."
In ite -production not a detail is lacking
to mako It perfect. Tho ladles' costumes
seem to have been resurrected from somo
grandmother's trunk, while the same re?
gard for the period Is shown In the male
attiro. Every piece of furniture, every
picture hung upon tho walls, Is in keep
! Ing with the scene, and thero la nothing
' to destroy tho Illusion that tho spectator
Is in Primrose Mansion, Georgetown, nnd
that General Lee's army Is on tho other
side of the Potomac River, awaiting tho
opportunity to march Into Washington
and capture the city.
BANK EXAMINER HENRY
IS ASKED TO RESIGN
(By Associlita?il Pr?***N,)
CHARLOTTE, N. C, Oct. lU.-Comptrol
ler of the Currency Ridgfily has request?
ed tho resignation of Walter n. Henry,
national bank examiner for tbe St.Tes
of North parolina, South Catalina nnd
Alabama! The ground upen vvh ch tho
resignation Is asked Is neglect of duty.
Mr. Henry has not yet compiled with
LEADING NEW5 ITEMS PRESENTED IN ATTRACTIVE FORMS.
Fierce Gale Rages from
?. C. Coast to Rocky
Ridges of New Engl'd
NAVIGATED BY BOATS
City Hall Is Surrounded by
Water and Trcl.ey Tracks
AND CREWS DROWNED
Great Acts of Heroism Perform?!
ed by Life-Saving Crewsand
OF RAIN OVER WIDE ARE/
Telephone and Telegraph Wires Down,
Ra.lway and Trolley Traffic Tied
Up, Bricges vaasned Away and
steamer Lines Abandoned.
Paterson, N.J., Hooded.
Coney Islanu Loses
Swept by greatest rain-storms In
history on tho entire Atlantic sea?
board from Washington to Massa?
chusetts ls deluged, and from every
nearby city are pouring in rcpo-'jji
of incalculable damage "nfl ' ' j|
? ' ' '" ??
Times-Dispatch of the Braucr-Todd
Hechler matter,.^.??U?Shv ?fl86Mn\tain'i a
manner to ruin many industries and
' to bring all manufacturing acttidlle? ?
to a standstill for days.
Tides, of a height never before re?
ported, are sweeping in upon thp At?
lantic coast line and tearing away
structures of all sorts. Coney Island
? has lost more of Its tiny territory and
Atlantic City is yielding large areas
to the raging sens that dash inward
to meet the flooded rivers, backed by
the gale that has been blowing at sea
since Friday night.
The actual damago Is beyond all
calculation. All that can be known ot
the losses will run so far into tho mil?
lions as to be almost beyond belief.
In Patorson the storm has not only
spread ruin throughout the city,,but
threatens to carry away, great block*
of silk mills, the only protection being
afforded by a dam, which Is hourly
weakening and against which the
waters continues to Increase in height
and weight. Dynamite has beon
placed in tho streets with tho Inten?
tion of cutting a side channel to carry
away a great part of tho flood should
the dam burst. But this protection
la purely conjectural in character,
and It Is Impossible to estimato Just
how effective it will bo. It is Pater
son's fourth disaster In a few yoars.
V\orst FL.in in History.
Throughout New Jersey and the
eastern part of Pennsylvania, the
storm has boon particularly severe.
Not only has it been the heaviest
storm of rain of recorded history, but
tlio results havo beon beyond all an?
ticipation or apprehension. Plans nt
engineer?, based upon the greatest
possible rainfall according to pre?
cedent, havo been shown to have (ail?
ed to provide for any such deluge ua
tbl.s wh ch liegan at 3 o'clock on Thurs?
Throughout Now York, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania, the rivers have
flooded high abf>i'? their hanks,
bridges have been carried away, tros?
^tles and culverts washed out on the
railroads and a vast amount of money
damage done and delay caused.
Act ot Heroism and Loss of Life?Pas
senrer St amer In Danger.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., Oct. 10.?The Virginia;
coast from Cape Henry to Dam Nee)
Mills, twelve miles a-uiith, Is ?trew?
with the wreckage of 111 fated crait t??
night. All communication with tho te^
board is cui off. but l: Is known thai
three vessels have ????>??? wrecked ani
several lives lost within that distri?!
to-day, and the lust report i> that q flM
ina.su??! si'li'i<it.-T lUW been thrown upd
?.?Joiilliiucd ?u FillU 1'ugo.l