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1 STORM LEVIES TAXES
IN LIVES AND GOODS!
PROPERTY DAMAGE MORE THAN
f TWO MILLION.
Sew Orleans Suffers Principal Part of
.Material Hurt?Seven Perish
in Crescent City.
Mobile, Ala., Sept. 30?Between -"0 :
and 6u lives lost, several hundred per^
sons injured and property damage to
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stitute the toll of the tropical storm i
which since yesterday has -virtually I
isolated New Orleans and that vicinity
from the outside world. This was
the sum total of reports here tonight..
? received by wireless, by telephone and<
* occasionally by roundabout and shaky
Bp. telegraph wires?all the usual means |
T of communication still being useless.;
^ Unofficial reports showed loss of life j
I and personal injury as follows: New
Orleans. 7 dead, 150 injured; Frenier, j
La., 25 killed; Manshac, La , 17 killed; ;
Pascagoula, Miss., 2 killed; Mobile, 2-.
Wr killed; Natchez, Miss.,'1 killed.
Property loss in New Orleans was j
estimated there today at approximately ,
$2,000,000. No definite estimate hasj
yet been made of damage to many!
coast points around New Orleans, but j
* in this vicinity it was said the total
loss would not exceed $50,000. Esti
mates of damage in this section of the!
gulf coast were materially lessened to- J
day when Coden, Bayou ^a Batre. Ala- j
bama Port, Battles, Fair Hope and
other nearby coast resorts were heard
Four steamers were said to have i
been swept over wharves at Guliport,
Miss., last night and the steamer
Thomas H. Benton was reported lost
at Natchez, Miss., with Thomas Lincoln,
a watchman, lost with her.
Although water was reported two!
fc feet deep in the railroad station at
Coden, where 60 lives were lost in the
great storm of 1906, and the hay front
shell road was six feet under water,
no loss of life was reported and prop;
erty damage was said to be confined
to destruction of bath houses and
beaching of several fishing schooners,
which were found today several hundred
In iL'obile the west bank of the Mobile
river early today was 200 feet
p from the postoffice, having overflowed
and inundated streets three blocks and
a half from the wharves.
Both lives lost here were from electrocution.
Albert Fritz, driver of a
?te!ivery wagon, stepped on a fallen
wire early today and was instantly
killed. C. D. Smith, a steamboat employe,
late today attempted to remove
a fallen wire from the path of some
oir^dren. As he touched the wire the
\ current in it killed him.
All vessels outward bound yesterday
irom Xew Orleans were said to
day to have been accounted for ana j
the Southern Pacific liner Proteus, re-;
* ported yesterday in the storm center <
i off the mouth of the Mississippi, was!
declared to be safe by the Creole o: j
r the sair.e line.
SWEPT OVEK WHARVES.
Four Steamers Are Hurled on Shore!
> Pascagoula, Miss., Sept. 30.?Four
steamers at the dock in Gulfport were
swept over the wharves by the hurricane
last night, it is reported here
today by roundabout messages. Direct j
rail and wire communication with tha*
| city has been totally interrupted, li j
is said mere was tome loss oi me.
It was said that one of the steamships
swept ashore is the British
steamer Birchwood of 1,800 tons from
Algiers. She is reported aground in
five feet of water, though she draws
Two children, the infant son and
daughter of W. A. Barber, were instantly
killed 'here when the family
home was demolished. Half a dozen
^ staunchly built homes on the beach
were torn from their foundations and
a cumber of people were injured.
> early Score Perish at Jackson, Miss.
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 30.?A report
cached here late today through railt
read sources that a railroad section
foreman and 16 negro section workers
were drowned at Manshac, La., a
few miles south of Hammond.
/foal Flotilla Wrecked at \atchez
Natchez. Miss., Sept. 30.?A fleet of
co -nn nncil nnr? siv hnntc was
lost, and Thomas Lincoln, watchman
! on the small steamer Thomas H. Benton.
is thought to have been drowned
t as a result of last night's storm in this
-e^ lion. The city wa-- in darkness last
ni-:hr. but damage to the electric li^ht
an 1 power plant was repaired today.
TV coal boats and barges, valued
Vvi,v. their cargoes at $n,000. and the
T">r.r>rnn mvnod hv tbo Tpffripc:
Lumyer companv, were torn from tneir
mooring and carried down the Mississippi
river. Searchers failed to find
STORM DEATH LIST, !
SWELLS BY HUNDREDS1
-NEARLY l.>0 KNOWN AND FIVE
SCORE REPORTED KILLED.
Reports From Scattered Sections of
1*nil ('oast Tell of More Lives and
Property r.iken hv Hurricane.
New Orleans, Oct. 1.?Reports from ,
scattered sections of the storm swept,
area in Louisiana and along the Mississippi
gulf coast tonight placed the
number of known dead at 149; report-j
ed dead 106 and missing 105. The
property damage will run into the
^ ^ i
l nc Known ueaa m juouisiana in- j
elude: New Orleans and environs, 24;
Rigolets, 21; Lake Catherine, 22; near
Fienier, 2-"?; eight drowned in sinking
packet near Grand Isle.
Reported dead and missing in Louisiana:
Shell Beach. S-t. Bernard parish,
16; Island de la Croix, 22; Yolonsk\\
Couriers by boat and train as well'
as mail advices brought in reports of
tremendous Drooertv losses and ru
mors of many drowned along both
sides of the Mississippi river south of
All But Destroyed.
Boat passengers arriving here today
from Empire, North Duluth ,canal,1
about 50 miles down the Mississippi,.
reported that only four large houses
still stood at Empire and that 100 per-'
sons were marooned in them. The!
State conservation commission here,
started a rescue -vessel for that point.
Many inhabitants of the flooded sections
on both sides of the river were
reported marooned and some 'were!
said to be clinging to tree tops. Re-j
lief vessels were sent to rescue them.
Bay St. Louis, Miss., on the Missis
sippi guir coast, reporter one oeaa
and; property loss heavy. Houma, La.,
reported the city safe and no lives
lost. Bur wood, the most southerly
point of the gulf coast, also was reportedto
have weathered the storm
without loss of life.
Twenty-One persons were known to
be dead at Rigolets and 22 at Lake
Catherine, both small resorts on the
main line of tthe Louisville and Nashville
railroad, a few miles west of the
Mississippi-Louisiana State line, ac-1
cording to W. 0. Powell, ose of 12 sur-!
vivors who arrived here early today, j
Fifteen negroes and one white man j
were reported dead at Shell Beach ana;
22 white persons at de la Croix island, j
both small settlements in St. Bernard |
parish, south of here.
Reports of 25 dead between Frenier I
and Des Arc, on the west shore of!
Lake Pontchartrain. was confirmed to- j
day by a railroad man arriving at I
Only One Survivor. i
The sole survivor of a party of nine
passengers and crew of the Grand
Isle packet Hazel, arrived here early,
today. The vessel capsized and was f
dashed to pieces near Grand Isle. The.
survivor, George Linden, engineer of:
the vessel, floated 15 miles on a piece'
of timber and was exhausted when j
picked up by a passing vessel.
Fi . e of the crew and a white woman j
aboard the steamer F. M. Owens, j
which sank near Lucus Post, were re-'
Of the 21 known to be dead at Rig-,
lets three were white persons and IS j
negroes. Mrs. Harris, wife of a rail-'
road section foreman, her baby and her j
sister. Mrs. Effie Lawson, were said to
e the white victims.
Among the dead at Frenier were R.
L. T7a7slgrave, an Illinois Central
roa^master; Adam Schlosser and J. D.
Lord, section foreman, and George
Schlosser and his wife, according to
reports received here.
The town of Dunbar, La., on the!
Louisville and Nashville railway, a
snort distance rrom tne (Mississippi
State line, virtually was swept away.'
according to Po-vell. He could give
no estimate of the dead at Dunbar, j
Powell also reported the railroad j
drawbridge at Rigolets wrecked and
the track, which was built on embank-j
ments and fills across the marshes,
washed out for miles.
Only meagre reports have been re-'
eeived from the Delta section south j
and southwest of New Orleans. A
wireless message from a staff correspondent
of a local newspaper says:
T A T-* J
>> uuic vuiuiti y uetweeu rayaras ]
and Buras inundated. Levees gone,
property loss appalling. Life toll prob-!
ably heavy. Conditions worse than
ever before. Relief needed."
Rpports from Chof Mentur, directlv
south of this city, indicated that a
wave from 0 to li* feet high struck
r - rim oolow noumri ana lerrooonne
section 110 reports have been received.
; The country there is low and there is
| practically no protection from wind
The Honduran steamer Yoro. arj
rr-ins: horo last ni^ht. reported little
damn.se at Politton, at the mouth of the
C. I-r. Bowers, wireless operator ahord
:lu Yoro, said that property loss ail
ihe way up ihe river to a point within!
1." miles of New Orleans was enormous.
Plantations were flooded and
,-n>n'riirini-!s demolished bv wind and
water. .As far as he could see on either
sitic of tne river, the country wa?
liocded, Bowers said, and his glasses
revealed dead horses and other farm
animals and wrecked buildings floatinn
in the water. The damasre to the
levees was greatest a few miles below
Se enty barges of coal, owned by
the West Kentucky Coal company,
sank opposite Donaldsville, with a lo-s
estimated at $24o,000.
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rrrsiM ipiiuxi r*?r .1 ik'hu un?
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Some time ago, according to a ?tory
printed in the .Journal and Recorder of
Cincinnati, a negro man walked into
the store of a pharmacy company in
that city and told t'.ie clerk that he
wanted a prescription filled. When the
clerk asked for the prescription, the
neiro took a small Bible from under
his army and pointed to Exodus 30:2324,
which reads as follows: "Take
thou also unto thee five hundred principal
spiceof pure myrrh five hundred
shekels, and of sweet cinnamon
half so much, even two hundred and
fifty shekels, and of sweet calc t'.vo
hundred and fifty shekels, and of cassia
five hundred shekels after the
shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive
oil, a ilin." The prescription is referred
to in the synopsis of the chapter
as "the only anointing oil." In the
same chapter, paragraph 13, it st tes
that a shekel is 20 gerahs. The druggist
went to the library, and after delv-.
ing old volumes, found that a shekel!
was 224 1-2 grains, a hin 1.6 gallons; 1
and prepared the prescription according
to those proportions. All the in- i
gredients mentioned are in common |
use today. When the negro man returned
for the prescription, the druggist
learned, upon inquiry, that he was |
a traveling evangelist of the Christian ;
Faith band, and intended to use the
Misses His Own Funeral.
Andrew O'Brien, a well known resi-!
dent of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., returned!
to that city one morning last week,'
after an absence of a week, to find |
that he was being mourned as a suicide
and that prayers were being offered
in St. Peter's church for the re-j
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Vi i lid au u i.
iWhen O'Brien arrived at the church
there was consternation among the
congregation and it was with difficulty!
that O'Brien convinced his friends he j
was really alive. He was indignant!
when he learned that the body of a I
man. supposed to be himself had been'
fished out of the Hudson river and
buried the -day before beside that oT
Mrs. O'Brien in St. Peter's cemetery,
He said tonight the body of the stran
ger would not rest anotner aay m
Members of the crew of the High- i
land ferry boat Brickerhoff told the |
coroner that O'Brien boarded the boat;
at the Poughkeepsie side a few nights I
ago and that they did not see him!
again. Next dav a body was found
r-.nd ideniified as rhat of O'Brien. The,
funeial was held the following day.
O'Brien, who had obtained a position'
at Syjvan Lake, heard of the funeral
and hurried tc Poughkeepeie.
EXPLOSIVE FACTS AWAITED.
Sew Swedish Discovery Interests Ex-|
perts in >'ew York.
New York, Sept. 29.?Men in this j
city interested in explosives have no:
yet heard of the new high explosive I
derived from ammonium, said to have
been discovered by experts of the j
There are many explosives of great
~ ~ ? j o t-v-? yy"? ar>in o r?/^ i
pu \N tl ClCliVCU amuiuiiiu.il unu
there are great possibilities tor research
work in this field, according to
Lieut. Harry Woodward of the Twenty-second
regiment. Ammonium explosives
as a rule are inferior in power
to nitric explosives, but are frequently
used in conjunction with these in mixtures
JUTE INSTEAD OF COTTON.
Government Will >"ot Use Cotton
Twine in Postal Department.
Washington, Sept. 28.?Jute, instead
! of cotton twine, will be used for tying
letters in the postal service during the
j year, beginning November 1. The coni
tract Tor the twine, of which about
2.">0O,000 yards will be used, will be
| let to a Boston manufacturer at .099
la pound. Thi< year cotton was substituted
for jute b'oau-' it was cheani
or. bra the lov.*e?r cotton on ior uk>
I contract wns $.ir?vT"?.
, Hate is a low-grade ::o\vuer mat :<
j apt to Hash in the pan.
Piles Cared in 6 to 14 Days
j iTo?r druggist will refund money if PAZC
j OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Jtr.l:vz
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6to .M C "
The first application give- Ease and Rest. :jc j
>EW HIGH EXPLOSIVE. '
Swedish Invention Hclieved to He
World's >Icst Powerful.
Lcn::on, Sent 2S.?Swedish govern- '
ment experts in Stockholm have ini
vented what is probably the most powerfu:
explosive in tne world. The Su- j
perphcs-haie company, in conjunction j
with th -:e experts, after thorough
tests is convinced that this new explosive
uas military possibilities.
it will be especially effective for use I
in shells, large quantities of which
have been ordered for the Swedish
army. The chief ingredient used in
the new process is called kaulosit, an
extract of ammonium.
Her Hair Brown Again at 76.
After having been gray haired for j
many years, Mrs. Martha Lewis, 76 I
years old. of Atchison. Kans., has had ;
her hair restored to its natural color
by a freak of nature. A year ago her
hair, which was silvery white, comlitncea
turning brown, and today it is
- ? it v.-?s m ner youtn.
Mrs. Lewis is also cutting her third
?et of teeth.
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Who Suffered As Many Girls
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! read your little book
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Massena, N. Y.?"I have taken Lydia
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: Variety Store
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ature of our business with
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Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent
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