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Additional Particulars of Flood in
everyt:?k?:g swept away
Bnporta of llio Apimlllnc ninnalor
llnvo Kot lJccn Ejenagarnfetl-Ka
Improvement In tho Kit tuition In
tlio soiiley Nccllon of tlio Flood
District?Grent I.oas of 1.1 To Near
Hlcbmoud?itetl UiVer Valley,
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
St. Louis, Mo., July C?A. special to
the Post-Dispatch from Dallas says:
At 11 o'clock to-day a short dispatch
was received from a lineman at Dewey,
Just across the Brazos river from .Sea
ley. It read:
"River falling slowly since " o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Conditions here
terrible. Everything in country swept
away. Large number lives?lost in bot"
toms. Looks like starvation for those
left. Situation not been exaggerated.
Several days before line repairs be
made with anything like system."
Tills telegram was received over the
fliet wire that lias been working tutu
Sealcy and Dewey for three days.
NO IMPROVEMENT AT SEALEY.
Deputy Sheriff Swoaringer, at Sealey,
telephoned at noon:
"There 1? no Improvement In this
section of the flood district. If any?
thing, the situation is growing worse.
No relief boats have yet reached here
from Houston or Golveston. Sealey and
neighboring towns have abgilt exhaust?
ed their resources.
Another negro family was drowned
near here to-day. Several other lives
have been lest since last night, es?
pecially among the refugees on the
mound near old San Philipe. A number
of negroes have fallen exhausted from
tree tops, after hanging there three
days and nights, and were drowned.
"A rumor Is current here of great
loss of life near Richmond, Port Bend
county. As we are cut off from all that
southern section, definite information
is unobtainable, but the situation na?
turally mutit be as bad as here."
IN RED RIVER VALLEY.
St. Paul. Minn., July C?Eight lives
are reDortcd lost at Cronkston and
much damage done all through the R< .1
River Valley by last night's storm.
The only report thus fur has been re?
ceived from St. Cloud, having reached
that point by train. The railroads have
no details of the storm damage and
the same la true of the telegraph com?
panies. The storm swept district is
thinly settled and details are meager.
Washington, D. C, July 0.?In re?
sponse to mi urgent request from the
district superintendent of the Life
Saving Service at Qalveston, Tex.,
General Superintendent Kimbnll to-day
gave authority to have life-saving boats
sent on flat cars up the country to the
flooded districts;?where, it v.n.i rcpVuiL-,
ed. many lives were In danger- The
authority was promptly noted on, and
the superintendent,with Keeper Haines,
of the Qalveston station, and Kcepei
White, of the Aransns station, with a
crew, started with bouts late this after?
PROVISIONS FOR THE DESTITUTE.
Galveston, Texas, July G.?James Col
lison. superintendent of machinery for
the Santa Fe Railroad, arrived in Gal?
veston on tho last through train the
road has been able to run. The Brazos
river at Rosenberg is running wild, Mr.
Collison says, but with regard to the
ultimate damage he Is very optimistic.
He thinks the damages are greatly
over-estimated and that the loss of
crops In the bottoms will be counter?
balanced by the increased yields on the
uplands. He left at noon on a special
train for the flooded district, carrying
provisions for the destitute.
NINETEEN PERSONS RESCUED.
At Sunnyside, 12 miles from Brook
shire, the Brazos river is ordinarily
two hundred yards wide. About par?
allel with this nnd two and a half
miles away Is Elm Creek, which is
seldom over thirty feet wide and in
midsummer often dry. The two streams
are separated by low bottom lands and
are now united, making a river between
five and six miles wide and from sixty
to 70 feet deep. Along the current's
19 peoplo were rescued yesterday in a
skiff sent from Houston. The peoplo
were demolishing their sheds and out?
houses antl making boxes that they
used for boats.
HOUSES CARRIED AWAY.
Cattle were found resting their bends
In the boughs of trees making a pitia?
ble struggle for existence. At one
point two houses were seen coming
down the stream. On one of them was
a man and two women and on the other
a woman and five children were ('Hag?
ing for life and calling for help. One
of these was a fine two story affair and
the other was a smaller dwelling. They
passed on with the foaming current and
may have struck an obstruction and
been smashed to pieces or found their
way Into the Gulf.
Twenty-five rowboatf, fully manned
and provisioned, left here to-day for
the section overflowed, to aslst in sav?
ing life and property.
MORE BRIDGES GO.
Governor Bayers has been asked by
Representative W.U. Ellis to call a spe
cltl session of the Legislature to re?
lieve the distress. The Santa. Fe main
line trains have been abandoned be
twcen Galveston and trie Brazos river.
Til.- Southern Pacific and Missouri,
Kansas and Ter.as brU~ea across the
Brase? river are reported to have been
s?' pi away this morning.
Reports from a special correspondent
of the News Indicate that, while the
property loss by the recent floods has
been enormous, the loss of life has been
FLOOD OF 1SS3._
Every year the Brazos and Colorado
Valleys suffer from Inundations. Up
to the present flood the greatest de?
struction from the annual inundatloM
was in lSS?. This year the high wa?
ter mark of 18SB has been Surpassed in
Washington, Au.;;in. Port Bend, Wal?
ler and Brazos counties In Southern
Texas. The Brasoa is fulling rapidly
in the contra I part of the state, the
scene of last w eek's Hood.
The flood reached th? southern part
of the State Sunday night and Monday.
The planters had received ample warn?
ing, but many negroes remained In the
Brazos valley, believing the water
would not reach higher than in IS85.
From l.fiOO to 2,000 colored people were
caught In the valley, In Austin. Wall r
and Fort Bend counties, und wore
forced lo lake to tho trees and house?
SEARCHING FOR STRAGGLERS.
Governor Sayers, nt the suggestion of
Congressman llawley, appealed lo the
War Department lo send government
life saving boats from Gnlvcstoh. Per?
mission was gr nted and a special train
leO this afternoon for the Hooded ilis
trlct. carrying several government and
a number <>r private boats. It Is believ?
ed that nearly all the people bulged In
He. s and on house tops have bo.-it t'es
-eued; but?the binrtB s. nt from Galves
ton to-day will patrol tho Hooded dis?
tricts and make a thorough search for
DISTRIBUTION OF RATIONS.
The War Department has authorized
Governor Savers to distribute; ten
thousand army rations among the Hood
suff- rers. tho rations to be furnished
the Governor front San Antonio. These
rations will be distributed nt Richmond,
Thompson. Wallis, Rosenburg, Dimke,
Ai.la. Fulshcnr, Chcnango, Columbia,
Veinsco, Navnsotn, Calvert, Hear no,
Bryan and Brcnharh. in addition to
the War Department rations, Houston
ami Galvcston have sent several car
loads of groceries into the Hooded dis?
COTTON IS NOT LOST.
As to eroi>s>, cotton Is not lost. It la
entirely washed out In some places, but
on the whole more good than harm baa
been done to crops by the Hoods. Cot?
ton will be replanted In most cases.
Corn has soured in most localities, but
the crop Is not an entire loss.
There is plenty of time to raise cot?
ton before January, 1000.
The next trouble will be ValasCO, the
mouth of the Brazos, which point Hie
Hood reached to-day. The town may b:i
cut off from communication wltii the
world for n day or two, but no loss of
life Is anticipated.
GOWIEZ IN A PLOT.
CHARGED WITH PLOTTING- TO
O V El IT HROW GOVERN M E N T
OF SAN DOMINGO.
(By Telegraph to VirKintun-PlIot.i
Havana, July ti.?Two cases of yellow
fever have been reported to-day. One of
the patients Is an obi Spanish woman
who has been In Cubit for two years,
and with her the disease is in a mild
form. The other case is that of an
American, whose symptoms are still
doubtful, though It is believed by Sur?
geon Major Davis ami other officers to
be yellow fever. Both c-ses were dis?
covered in a bad part of the city, which
is but little frequented by Americans,
Surgeon Major Davis does not believe'
there is much danger that the disease
?|.;i it?-.n. , ??.'.i'h'.'m i uoii.-in a s.'.)s]i
tlonal story accusing General Maximo
Gomez of plotting to overthrow the
government of S in Domingo. It says:
"Having abandoned the hope of be?
coming the head of the Cuban Repub?
lic, and unwilling to emulate the ex?
ample of other patriots who, in similar
conditions, have thrust aside personal
interests and retired Into private life.
Gomez is conferring with discontented
Dominicans, nnioug whom are General
Bautlstlca, who Is now in Havana, with
a view of organizing on expedition com?
posed of former American and Cuban
soldiers, to attack San Domingo, kill
President Heureaux and proclaim Go?
mez dictator. We are informed that
Gomez, through an old man. is of Infi?
nitely more value than ail tin: Domini?
can generals put together."
It is scarcely necessary to say that
this slory is generally discredited.
OF SERVTA NARROWLY ESCAPES
(P.y Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Belgrade, Servla, July 0.?Former
King Milan, father of King Alexandria
of Servin, narrowly escaped assassina?
tion hero this evening.
Tho would-be murderer is under nr
rest. He fired four revolver ishots, one
of which slightly grazed His Majesty,
another wounding in the hand Adjutant
Lukitch, who was with him.
At the time the attack was made,
ab ml half past 6, King Milan was driv?
ing through Michael street In an open
The would-be assr.ssin Is about 23
years old and has not yet been Identi?
fied by the police.
f>n his return to the palace King
Milan received tho congratulations of
the members of the Cabinet mid dip?
lomatic corps upon his escape.
Litter In the evening King Alexandria
drove ihr lUgh Michael street and was
enthusiastically received by the popu?
Belgrade, July C?King Milan was
slightly wounded in tho back.
J reueli Military Appointment*.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Paris, July 6.?-It is reported as prob?
able that General F.iure Bigult will be
appointed military governor of Paris,
and that General Zurlinden, the pres?
ent Incumbent of that post, will be
transferred to the commapd of vun army
corps, .,. ,. ? j - , - - -
Surrender of Spanish Prisoners in
Hands of Filipinos.
SMALL BAND OF HEROES.
Spi.iiUIi < <i in in Ins i<> ii ?? i v Holum from
Conference With Filipino thief,
hm Decline to Divulge Term* of
Asmcniriit 'Willi 19 lit. ? I.leutrun.. i
Unrttu wild stir* Mine Onutl of liny
licriifH Ei .mi Rh I er.
(r,y Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) |
Manila, July 7.-7 a. m.?Tlio Spanish
commissioners who went to Tarlao for
a conference with Aguinaldo regarding
the surrender of the Spanish prisoners
in ihe hands of the Filipinos returned
here last night. Chairman Del Itio, of
the commission, said the release of all
the prisoners had been practically ar
rangi d for, but It would he necessary to
consult the Spanish government before
the agreement could be ratified. He
declined to give the terms of the ar?
rangement, or to say whether these
contemplated a ransom. He asserted,
however that Aguinaldo had already Is
A Decision Regulating the Admir?
al's Rate of Pay.
WHAT HE MAY RECEIVE
Acllnc Comptrollor ;?>f Ciirr*u<y
ItuIrs Mint die Sennlcllnvlng rail?
ed (o Co it fir in ihn Notuluatloti ol
Nimtpnoii to Ho Itenr Admiral, >o
Authority Existi t'or Paying lii.n
n* Hear A iliulrol.
(Dy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, July 6.?Mr. Mitchell,
Acting Comptroller of the Treasury,
lias replod to an Inquiry from Pay In?
spector liurtis on the United States
tlagship New York, at Port of Spain,
Trinidad, as to the rate of pay to which
Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson is entitled
from August 10, IS9S when he was com?
missioned a rear admiral, to March 4,
1$91>, the date when Congress adjourn?
ed. The essential facts In connection
with Admiral Sampson's advancement
are given by the Bdreau of Navigation
"Hear Admiral William T. Sampson
was advanced eight numbers and ap
ventlon one month prior to that of
either the Democrat of Republlcsfn con?
ventions. On this account the Populists
will prepare their own platform nnd
nominate their own candidates. Mr.
Rankiri stated that he was not willing
to say much concerning the party's
views for the approaching campaign.
THE ISTHMIAN CANAL.
THE COMMISSION HOLDS A SE?
(By Telegrarh to Virgmlan-Pllot.)
Washington, D. C. July 6.?The Isth?
mian Canal Commission, the successor
of the Nicaragua Canal Commission,
held an all-day session to-day, but re?
fused to make public anything beyond
a general statement to the effect that
they had boon considering the detail? of
th work before the various committees*
The observation work begun by the
old commission is being kept up and
four additional men will be t^ent to the
llehl by Saturday's steamer from New
York. They arc: J. O. Jones, of Ala
bunt, and Thomas l-'. Bolts, of Phila?
delphia, both with the expedition last
year, and Stanford A. ilan-.s, of North
Carolina, and W. C. O. M.igmder, of
Washington, both new appointees.
The commission is hurrying u> make
up Ii? Held plans ami it is thought the
majority of tho members will ?sail for
the Isthmus by the end of July.
On* Companion >lu?i I'ny Tax,
(By Tctegraph to Ylrglnlan-rilot.)
Washington, D. C. July 6.?Acting
Commissioner Williams, of the Internal
Revenue Bureau, has decided that na?
tural or artificial gas companies ure.
subeet to the gros? receipt tax under
the war revenue an. and that In the
case of artificial gas the returns maijo
by the company should include sale's b*
tar, ammonia, coke, etc.
THE NEW CHESS KING. LASKER. AND HIS PREDECESSORS.
Eaionuol Laskcr, who is a sure winner of the great international chess tournament in London, is beyond n doubt the
rreatertcheas player living. At 25 ycaia of ago he wrested the championship of the world from William SleinlU, who
had held it fora quarter of a century, and ho has now beaten 17 of the world's greatest players, including Pillsbury, Steinita,
Janouski, lschigorln, blackburne, Showaltor an,: Marocsy, In open tournament. With the possible exception of Taul Mor
pby, who ??*? champion of the world al 21, Laskcr is the greatest ci?o?? pUyer tho world 1ms ever seen.
sued a decree for the release of the
civilian officials and the s.ck soldiers.
THE HEROES OF BALER.
The commissioners with the remnant
of the Spanish garrison of Baler, on tie
east const of Luzon, and a number of
civilian prisoners, were escorted by
Filipino soldiers from Tarlae to the
American outposts al Son Fernando,
and came to Manila by the night train.
The heroes of tho long defence of
Bah r, where the Spaniards resisted nn
insurgent siege for more than a year,
marched them through the streets.
There are only 22 and most of them
are mere boys, in faded blue cotton un?
iforms and red shirts. They ate bare?
A crowd of Spanish men and women
embraced them, weeping and shouting
A REMARKABLE STORY.
They tell a remarkable story. It ap?
pears that the captain several times
proposed to surrender but the soldiers
refused. Finally some months ago he
tried to raise a white flag. Thereupon
Lieutenant Martin killed him with his
STARVED IXTO SURRENDER.
Their food supply gave out entirely
a week ago, ?114! they surrendered to
the Filipinos with nil the honors of
war. They were allowed to keep their
arms, and as they soy, marched from
Baler with n. Filipino escort, and car?
rying guns, through several Insurgent
camps, everywhere being cheered and
( oiinirnt ol Aberdeen's Ktirce??or,
(By Telegraph to V!rg:n!.iri-P!lot.)
London, July 6.?Mrs. May Wright
Sewall, president of the United States
Council of the Women's Internr.tronal
Congress, has ben elected to succeed
the Countess of Aberdeen president
of the Congress, which will hold its
next meeting in Berlin._
pointed a rear admiral In the navy for
eminent niul coniptcuoua conduct in
battle under tho provisions of section
1,506 of tho revised statutes, from the
10th day of August, 1n?S, and an ad
Interim commission was issued him
from that date. This advancement the
.Senate failed to confirm prior to ad?
Acting Comptroller Mitchell in the
course of his decisions says:
"The advancement in numbers au?
thorized by section 1,608 does not create
a vacancy within the meaning of the
constitution from the time when tho
President decides to (ecommend such
advancement, nor is any vacancy cre?
ated prior to the date when the Senate
concurs in the President's recommeh
datum. It Is not simply the filling of!
an olllce: It is an adjudication not by I
the President alone, but by the Presl- !
dent and Senate, upon the question of
Whether the ai ts of heroism constitute I
sufficient ground for advance mi nt. and
Until B?ch combined action Is had, no
advancement takes place, and m> va?
cancy exists to bo filled. ? ? ? Tha
President and Senate together constl
tute a forum lo pass upon questions of
advancement in numbers under this
section of the revised statutes. I am of
opinion, therefore, and so decide, that
as tho Senate did not consent to the
advancement of Hear Admiral Samp?
son, no authority exists for paying him
as Rear Admiral from the date when
he was commissioned as such for emi?
nent and conspicuous conduct In battle,
to the adjournment of the session of tho
Senate ut which such advancement was
Flau of Iba Poftallets?
(By Telegraph to Vlrc'.nlan-Pllot.I
Torre Haute, Ind., July 6.?Mortimer
03. Rankln; chairman Of the Populist
National Committee, stated to-day that
the Populists would not form a fusion
v.lth the Democrats for the coming
campaign. Mr. Rankln raid that the
Populists will hold their national con
THE president express KS AP
PRECIAT10N of their
(Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
'Washington, July 6.?The President
to-day found nil opportunity in connec?
tion with the visit to the White House
of a Pennsylvania delegation, to ex?
press in a semi-public manner his ap?
preciation of the services of the volun?
teers forces In the Philippine archipel?
ago. The delegation was headed by
.Governor Stone and was composed of 25
or SO Influential citizens. They called
in connection with the home-coming of
the Tenth Pennsylvania;regiment which
is now on its way across (lie Pacific.
The delegation went to the White
House to prefer a request that COionel
Hawkins be promoted to a brigadier
Replying, the President said that no
citizen of the country could hstve a
higher appreciation than he of the ex?
ceptional services and Patriotin self
sacrifice of the State troops in the Pa?
"I should." he said, "like to have an
opportunity to take by the hand and
thank every Individual member of the
volunteer forces for remaining lit the
Philippines and assisting in the work
there beyond the time required of them
by this terms of their enlistment."
Stint In- In ItHi'celoilit lirurnrd.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
London, July C?Despite assertions to
the contrary, rioting in Barcelona was
renewed last night. A rnob stoned a
number of shops and were charged by
the gendarmes. The mob showed fight,
Dring revolvers at the gendarmes, who
returned the fire. In the encounter
three gendarmes and a large number of
rioters were wounded. Eighteen ar?
rests were made.
General Orders Issued by the
JOE WHEELER IS TO CO
1 .11 Itcgluieiita of Infantry CO De
lulled Into Service?Applicant*
For Conamliiaious illmt Vat* a Sat
Isfttctory V. x urn i ii n 11 mi ? Ilnrtl
KittIco Probable ?Appointment or
Coloueli mid Jlnjors.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, r?. C, July 6.?Brigadier
General Joseph Wheeler was to-day or?
dered to report to Generr.l Otis at
Manila for service in the Philippine
Washington, D. C, July 6.?The or?
der for the enlistment of volunteers for
service In the Philippines was publish?
ed to-day, and seven more-eolonels to?
command the regiments were appoint?
ed. There are yet two colonels to ba
designated. Eight majors also were
named. Tho recuiting will not begin
until some time next week, the exact
date not having been Axed yet.
Recruiting stations will be opened In
every State and territory, and as fast
as the men are enlisted they will be
sent to the regiments to be assigned
to companies. Sta^e lines are obliter?
ated, and the men (trat enlisting will
be first to be mustered In, The as?
signment to oompaniea will be by the
ofllcer commanding and he will be at
liberty lo organize a company com?
posed of men from one State if he Unda
it convenient and practicable. The or?
ganization of the ten regiments in this
country will not make any difference to
the organization of regiments In tho
Philippines by General Otis. His regi?
ments will be in addition to those here*
after to be known ad the Twenty-sixth
to ThlrtyJflfth inclusive, and will be
numbered Thirty-Sixth upward. It la
expected that three regiments will be
organized In the Philippines. The regi?
ments organized in the United States
and the Philippines will Increase the
army by 650 officers and 17,067 men, if
there should be three full regiments
formed by General Otis.
The colonels appointed to-ilay are un?
der orders to proceed at once with the
organization of the regiments. Some of
the officers are now In the city and
have been consulting the different bu?
reau officers with regard lo equipment
and supplies for tho men as they join
The order for the enlistment of ten
n--'. regiments of Infantry WM issued
to-day by the Secretary of War. It Is
"War De-Jtirtmcnt, )
Washington, D. c. July 6, 1S99.)
"By direction of tho President, the
following general rules are prescribed
for recruiting from the country at large
United States volunteers, as provided
for bv the act ?T t'uns'reis, approved
March 2, 1899, published In general
orders No. 30, of 1S99, headquarters of
the army, Adjutant General's office, and
for organizing the same into regiments:
"The strength of regiments, officers
and enlisted men will be as provided for
by sections 4 and 12 of the act of Con?
gress approved March 2, 1899.
"Tho regiments to be organized in
the United States will be designated as
the Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh,
Twenty-eighth. Twenty-ninth, Thir?
tieth. Thirty-first, Thirty-second, Thir?
ty-third. Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth
Iteglments of Infantry, United States
"Of the. commissioned officers to be
appointed for each of tbesa regiments
the Held and statT ofllcers, including
medical officers and captains of com?
panies, will be assembled at regimental
rendezvous, as hereafter designated for
the purpose of theoretical and practi?
cal instruction In organization, military
idmlnistratlon. drill regulations, disci?
pline, hygiene, camp sanitation, etc.
Daily instructions in the nomenclature,
caro and assembly of parts of the rifle)
and target practice will be a special
feature of instruction of both officers
APPLICANTS FOR COMMISSIONS.
"Applicants) for commissions, except
officers of the regular nnny, will be re?
quired to pass a satisfactory examina?
tion ns to age, moral, mental and phys?
ical fitness and capacity to cornmaad
troops, and must have had service dw?
lug the Spanish-American war.
(Continued on Eleventh Page.)
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 5.
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS
Telezrarh News?Paees 1, 5, 6 and it.
Local News?Pages 2. 3 and 5.
V im in u News?Paces S and 9.
North Carolina News?Piee 7.
The World of Sport?Paee 6.
Portsmouth News?Pages 10 and tfl.
Berkley News?Pat? tl.
Real Estate?Pa^e 1Z