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R H. A BAMS, Publisher.
Germany will insist upon the de
t ruction of the Chinese coast de-
tenses and the Yang Tse forts as a
condition of her entrance upon peace
As reported by R. G. Dun & Co., fail
ores for the week ended on the 21st
were 211 in the United States, against
154 last year, and 33 in Canada, against
18 last Tear.
An expedition under the auspices of
the German colonial society will leave
Berlin, on November 10, for Togo,
West Africa, to make experiments in
cotton growing in that region.
The Americnn colony in Mexico
City and sympathizers had, up to ths
23d, subscribed over nine thousand
dollars for the Galveston flood suffer
ers and the lists were still open.
The American Tin Plate Co., on the
20th, reduced the price of tin plates
for delivery over the last quarter of
1900. bv 65 cents per lox, as com
pared with the price heretofore main
A dispatch from St. Johns, r, on
the 24th, said: "More than fifty
French vessels from St. Pierre are
still missing, as the result of the re
cent gale, and much alarm is felt for
their safety. Many, doubtless, are dis
abled, but it is almost certain that
others have foundered.
The detectives who had been on
duty at the Chinese legation in Wash
ington for about two months, re
turned to headquarters, on the 24th,
there being no further necessity, in
the judgment of Maj. Sylvester, chief
of police, and Mr. Wu, for their pres
ence at the minister s residence.
The Hazleton (Pa.) Ministerial as
sociation, composed of all the Protes
tant clergymen of that city, has taken
up the strike question and will use
all its power in bringing about a set
telment of the labor differences or
the basis of arbitration and concilia
tion. All are opposed to the strike.
Zion Elders Ephraim Bassinger, of
lSluffton, and Silas Moot, of Lima,
were set upon by a mob at Mansfield,
O., on the 23d, carried to a buggy fac
tory, stripped, and painted with
smokestack varnish, a tar-like sub
stance, which it required persistent
applications of lard and benzine to re
Mrs. Addie Bagley and Josephine
Daniels, mother and sister of Ensign
Worth Bagley, the hero of Cardenas
and the first American officer to be
killed in the Spanish-American war.
left Raleigh, K. C on the 21st, for
Bath, Me., to attend the launching of
the torpedo boat Bagley, named in
honor of the dead ensign.
It seems to be generally believed
throughout Europe that Germany pur
posely proposed her demand that the
anti-foreign leaders should be sur
rendered before peace negotiations
were commenced with a view of delay
ing any general acceptance of herpro
posal until Field Marshal Count Von
Waldersee should arrive at Pekin.
A cloudburst and river flood far
reaching in loss of life and property
damage devastated a large area of
country between the Keuces and Rio
Grande rivers, in Texas, on the night
of the 22d. The death list numbers
18, besides a camp of between 30 and
40 Italian emigrants, which was swept
away with probably terrible fatality.
Port Rico's demand on Cuba for
the repayment of more that two
million five hundred thousand dollars,
advanced to Spain to conduct military
operations against Cuba, has been the
source of considerable amusement in
Havana. Cubans are asking why they
should repay funds lent to the enemy
for the express purpose of subduing
It is believed in official circles in
Shanghai that Prince Tuan has been,
or will be promoted to membership
in the grand council, and that the tao
tai of Shanghai will be appointed
provincial judge, with the notorious
Boxer, Kang Yi, as his deputy. The
foreign officials are understood to be
protesting to the Yang Tse viceroy
gainst these appointments.
At the session of the sovereign
grand lodge, I. O. O. F, held at Rich
mond, Va, on the 29th, all the pro
posed amendments to the constitu
tion were rejected. One of the most
Important of them was a proposition
to admit into membership of the or
der Indians with one-eighth white
blood in their veins, and also to re
duce the age limit from 21 to 18 years.
The New York syndicate having
charge of financing the German gov
ernment loan made an allotment on
the 20th. Small subscribers will re
ceive the full amount of their sub
scriptions, but those for a large
amount will receive only a small pro
portion of what they asked for. The
statement was made that very nearly
the whole amount would go to sub
scribers in the United States.
The London Times, editorially com
mending the invitation to the public
to subscribe for the relief of the Gal
veston sufferers, says: "The present
occasion does not call for a Mansion
House fund, inasmuch as there is no
question of the readiness and willing
ness of the American people to minis
ter adequately to the needs of the suf
ferers; but the British public will be
glad of an opportunity to give proof
of friendly feeling for the United
NEWS IN BBIEff.
Compiled from Various Source!
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
The National Municipal League con
rentiou at Milwaukee closed, on the
21st, with a banquet at night at the
Hotel Pfister. The place of the next
meeting will not be chosen for several
The statement of the treasury bal
ances in the general fund, exclusive
of the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the
division of redemption, issued on the
21st, showed: Available cash balance,
$132.SS3,040; gold, $74,788,987.
There was another death from bu
bonic plague and an additional case
of the disease reported in Glasgow
on the 21st.
An article in a Los Angeles (Cal.'
paper advocating the annexation of
Mexico to the United States caused
the Herald of Mexico City to deny
that Americans in that country are
consiring against the political in
teaTitv of Mexico.
The amalgamated wage schedule at
$4.75 per ton, based on a one-cent card
rate, was signed, on the 23d, by bot
committees. Fires were ordered by
wire in the mills everywhere. All that
were ready started up on the 24th
A dispatch from Lorenzo Marquez,
on the 23d, said: "The British hav.
occupied Komatipoort without oppo
Marshal Arseno Martinez de Cam
pos died, on the 23d, at Zaraus, near
San Sebastian, Spain.
Mr. (ieorge Joachim Goschen, first
lord of the admiralty and member of
the house of commons for St
George's, Hanover Square, London.
announces that he will not seek re
election to parliament.
The earl of Clarendon has been ap
pointed lord chamberlain in succes
sion to the earl of Hopetoun, recent
ly appointed governor general of the
Thirtv-one new cases of . yellow-
fever were officially reported in Ha
vana, from the 21st to the 23d, mak
ing nearly one hundred patients unde
A tornado passed through Xeode-
sha, Kas, on the evening of the 23d
wrecking two dwelling-houses, three
barns, and slightly damaging half n
dozen others. Mrs. John Ford was
seriously injured, and her little son
was slightly hurt.
The United States does not accede
to Germany's proposition for the
powers to punish Chinese leaders of
attacks on legations. Russia is told
that the United States legation will
remain in Pekin protected by a strong
guard. Minister Conger is empowered
to inaugurate negotiations for peace.
The American squadron in Asiatic wa
ters will be reinforced by six war
The Marseilles (France) Mission
board has received news of the mas
sacre, in South Yunnan, of Bishop
Fantosalli and Father Quirine. The
eyes of the bishop were gouged out
and he was impaled on spears. The
Chinese poured kerosene oil on Fa
ther Quirine and, setting it on fire.
burned him to death.
Telegrams from Lorenzo Marquez
assert that 1,500 Boers, including
Commandant Pienner and 13 leading
officers who had crossed the border,
surrendered, with their arms and am
munition, to the Portuguese on the
23d. All of them were placed in
Grand Portal, the principal scenic
attraction of the famous pictured
rocks on Lake Superior, has been de
stroyed by a northeaster. Grand Por
tal was 100 feet high by 170 feet
broad on the water line. The cliff iu
which it was cut rose 30 feet above
the arch, and a great mass of rocli
fell, crushing it in.
George D'Vys, the last surviving
member of the government relief ex
pedition which rescued Dr. Kane, the
American arctic explorer in 1855. died
at Worcester, Mass.. on the 23d, of
pneumonia, after an illness of four
The United States treasurer, dur
ing the week ended the 22d, sent out
nearly $4,000,000, largely in silver, to
the western and southern sub-treas
uries for use in moving the cotton
crop. He says that the amount re
quired this year is much larger than
in previous years, and indicates that
the cotton planters are receiving bet
ter prices and have better crops.
The International Railway congress
is in session in Paris. It is being at
tended by many of the leading rail
way officials of the world. All the im
portant railways of the United States
The partisans of Howard, on trial
at' Frankfort, Ky, do not believe he
will be convicted, as no direct evi
dence has been brought out showing
that he was m the secretary of state's
office at the time Goebel was shot.
The prosecution rests mainly on the
Testimony of Bowen Gaines and other
witnesses, who testified that they saw
Howard running out of the state
house yard after the shooting.
Carl Melchers, an American painter,
whose special collection of paintings
is a feature of the Berlin art exhibi
tion this year, has sold almost all his
canvases, thus rendering his project
ed Chicago exhibition out of the ques
tion. Large prices were realized.
The German anthropological society
convened at Halle, on the 24th, for its
annual session. Prof. Rudolphe Yir
The international congress of Cath
olic savants began at Munich on the
Dr. Xansen and the duke of Abruzzi,
according to a dispatch from Christi
ana, have agreed to undertake a joint
expedition into north Tolar regions.
Mr. S. W. Hanauer, United States
vice-consul-general at Frankfort, Ger
many, has opened a subscription for
the Galveston sufferers.
Got. Bayers of Texas, on the 24th,
sent oat telegraphic and telephone
warnings to all points possible on the
Colorado river of the approach of the
worst flood, probably, ever experi
enced in that valley. At Goldthwaite,
at dark, the rise had reached 5S feet
and the waters were still advancing.
Other rivers in northern Texas were
also reported rising rapidly, and un
told damage, if not loss of life, was
The torpedo boat O'Brien was suc
cessfully launched at the ixon ship
yard, at Elizabethtown, N. J., on the
The August statement of the collec
tions of internal revenue shows that
in that month the receipts from all
sources amounted to $25,595,716, an
increase over the month of August
last year of $1,174,751.
It is understood that as soon as the
condition of affairs in China will ad
mit of it, Minister Wu will visit Peru.
to which country he also is the ac
credited representative of his govern
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The socialist congress in Tarts
adopted a proposition to establish an
international secretaryship and
permanent committee entrusted with
the work of preparing the execution
of the decisions of the congresses.
This committee will sit at Brussels,
This decision will probably do away
with the congresses, the permanent
committee replacing them.
By the explosion of a heavy freight
engine on the Chicago & Eastern Illi
nois railroad, on the 25th, at John
son City, five miles north of Marion,
111., Engineer A. F. Padgett, of Chi
cago, and Fireman Hardin Rains, of
West Frankfort, were killed. Engi
neer Padgett was blown about eighty
feet high, passing above the telegraph
Dispatches from various points in
the Rocky mountains, on the 25th,
showed that there had been a heavy
snowfall. At Red mountain, near
Ouray, snow was reported three feet
deep. At Leadville there were about
two inches on the level. The snow was
accompanied by a high wind which
made the weather decidedly disagree
Walter C. Jones, mayor of Galves
ton, was, on the 25th, nominated for
congress by the republicans of the
Tenth Texas district, to succeed Con
gressman Hawley. A letter from Mr,
Hawley announced his retirement
nie isTnmian (.anal commission
stated, on the 25th, that it would be
able to submit a report to congress
sufficiently comprehensive to serve as
a basis for the action of that body at
the approaching session, if it should
The second night of the naval ma
neuvers off Xewjiort, R. I, resulted in
an overwhelming victory for the tor
pedo fleet, which claimed to have tor
pedoed every ship which it encount
ered in passing the blockade.
Mr. and Mrs. William Driscoll, aged
60 and 54, respectively, were instantly
killed at Muncie, Ind., on the 25th, by
the fast Big Four express, west
bound, from -New York to St. Louis.
The United States government, on
the 25th, cabled instructions to Gen,
Chaffee to reduce the American forces
in China to the proportions of a lega
The first meeting of the Cuban
board of superintendents of schools
was held in Havana, on the 25th. the
memliers calling upon Gov.-Gen.Wood.
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Andrew Carnegie has a project to
build a railroad from his steel plants
The St. Louis fund for the relief of
Tuxas flood sufferers is now within a
few dollars of $75,000.
Gen. Miles has returned to Wash
ington and taken up his duties as act
ing secretary of war.
Strikers fired on a sheriff's posse at
Shenandoah. Pa., Friday evening. The
deputies returned the fire, killing two
persons and wounding seven.
Three regiments of infantry, one
troop of cavalry and one battery of
artillery have been ordered to the
mining region by Gov. Stone of Penn
The question of the str.tus of Porto
Ricans as citizens has been brought
up in Maryland by the application of
nn ex-niayor of San Juan for regis
tration. Joseph Kiely, arrested on highway
robbery charges at St. Louis, con
fesses to the killing of Special Police
Officer McRae during the strike.
Richard Ferrick is serving a ten years
term for the murder.
President McKinley announced, be
fore starting on the return trip to
Canton, Friday night, that he will not
make any campaign trips or deliver
An advance in wages has been of
fered Pennsylvania glass chimney
workers, and it is expected that all
the factories in the country will soon
At Effingham, 111., 200 ladies,. each
carrying a campaign umbrella.
marched at the head of the escort
which conducted Samuel Alschuler
from the depot to his hotel.
Judge Powers has declined to ac
cept the appointment as United
States senator, made by the presi
dent of the Utah senate during the
temporary absence of the governor
from the state.
Henry Claudius, proprietor of a
restaurant in St. Louis, attempted to
kill himself because he was evicted
for non-payment of rent.
The sultana of Masina, wife of King
Aguibou of the Soudan, is one of the
latest visitors to the Paris fair, an
Pans is very much interested ir. her.
Kusiness failures for the week were
211 in the United States, against 154
last year, and 33 in Canada, against
He Succumbed to Heart Failure at
Bis Residence in Spring
ATTEKuZD CEH. M'CLERNAKD'S FUNERAL
The Aged Soldier and Statesman Hail
Lived an Active and I'nefnl Life,
ad Death Came to Him While,
Apparently, Enjoying Vigorous
Springfield, 111., Sept. 25. Gen. John
M. Palmer, ex-United States senator
from Illinois, died at his residence in
this city at S a. m., from heart fail
ure. He was an honorary pall bearer at
Gen. McClernacd's funeral last Sat
urday. Monday night Gen. Palmer
was on the street viewing the state
illuminations until a late hour.
GEN. JOHN M. PALME R.
apparently in fair health". He was
about eighty-three years of age.
r- -at i j ,
Gen. Palmer complained, Monday.
of a pain in his chest. He slept un-
easily Monday night, and about 3 a.
m. Mrs. Palmer called a physician,
who did not think the general's con
dition alarming. The general awoke
about 7 a. m., still complaining. He ' use of opium. The house where the
talked to his wrfe for a short time, j shooting occurred is historic, it har
then fell into a doze and expired soon ' jn8' been the headquarters of the Un
after. I ion ray in the civil war.
An Active Life.
John McCauley Palmer was born in J Tne c""" Church ia Missouri.
Eagle Creek, Scott county, Ky., Septem- The sixty-third annual convention
ber 13. 1M7. He removed to Illinois in! . 7 convention
1S32. and in S settled In Carlinvllle. K ' OI lne -Missouri Christian Co-opera-was
admitted to the bar In 1S40, served as . tive society was held at Moberlv
member of state senate 1SS2-4. was a del..-i r, , ,
gate lo the National republican conven- i 1'er- -Moore, of Moberly, dehv-
non in it., a presidential elector on tr,e
republican ticket In Vfiu, and a delegate
to the peace convention at Washington,
February 4, ISfil. He was elected colonel
of the Fourteenth Illinois volunteers In
April. 1SB1, and served through the civil
war, retiring, after gradual promotions, a
ernor of Illinois from 1!9 till 1873. Later
.1 1 I". Liiri i i 1 1 1 vuiuiiitris. jii nus kui-
ne was a democratic senator irom nil-
nols, and. In 1SS6. was the candidate of
the gold democrats for president in th
., v ...
Always a staunch opponent of slavery,
Ktrlkinir Points In Hi. t'mrr
Kecognlzed as leader In two great po-
Supported both Horace Greeley and
Samuel J. Tilden.
As governor of Illinois, denounced the
.Interference of federal authorities after
the I'mcago fire.
in the senate, speaking on the Home-
Stead ttrike, denounced Pinkertonism aa
As governor, sent a me5sace to Presi
dent Grant, demanding that he call of!
federal office holders who were influenc
ing the election of a United Stales sena
tor from Illinois.
Major pem-ral in the army, twice gov
ernor, l niteu fct:.tos senator and candi
date for the presidency.
Although m nuunc position nearly nrty
years, so poor at close of his career as to
gratefully aecijt a pension of fM lv;r
A REMARKABLE REUNION.
Twelve Children of Levi Root We
All ToKether for the First
Time at It'ewman, III.
Newman, 111, Sept. 26. The second
reunion of th Tlnnt. fnmHv w.-nS held ,
in this city .Monday. There were pres-! feU: "None has been more the de
ent 12 children of Levi Root, ranging hSMtnl recipient of generous atten-
in age from 36 to 70. There are liv- I
mtr 79 m-nn.lehil.lren ios m-en t-m-nn.l- ,
children and 5 m-eat-irreat-irrandchil- :
dren. There never has been a natural
death in the family of Levi Root, but
one son was killed during the civil ,
The remarkable' part about the
gathering is that it was the first time
that all the children have been to
gether, and some of them had not
met for 28 years. An elegant dinner
was served by the two resident chil
dren, D. O. and L. L. Root, and 96 rela
tives were present. The 12 children
and their offspring reside in Illinois.
Indiana, Iowa. Missouri and Nebraska.
OBNOXIOUS ORDER MODIFIED.
The Employes o" Stratton's Indepen
dence Mine t Victor, Col,
Return to Work.
.Victor, Col, Sept. 26. The employes
at Stratton's Independence mine, who
went on strike, Monday, against au
order requiring them to strip off all
clothing in presence of watchmen be
fore leaving the mine, have resumed
work, the superintendent having mod
ified his order to the extent of al
lowing them to keep on their under
clothing. This arrangement is satis
factory to the union miners.
Monday MKht'n Naval Maneuvers.
Newport, R. I, Sept. 26. The board
of arbitrament met at the war college
yesterday and considered the reports
of the umpires on Monday night's
maneuvers off Newport and gave out.
yesterday afternoon, the following
"The torpedo boats failed in their
attacks on the ships, and the war
vessels ran past the forts, though in
a badly-crippled condition. The for
mer conclusion is not positive, as the I
claim that the Stiletto torpedoed the
Massachusetts is yet to be settled." j
MISSOURI STATE NEW
Texns to Missouri.
Got. Stephens received the folia"
big communication from Gov. Sayera
Executive Office, State of Texas,
Austin, Sept. 14. 1900. His Excellen
cy, the Governor of Missouri, Jeffer
son City, Mo.: My Dear Governor
Yours of the 12th inst, with faclos
ures as stated, has been received, and
for which I thank you very much in
deed. I am also greatly indebted to
you for your proclamation, in re
sponse to which many contributions
have been received from your people.
A small section of the coast part of
out state has suffered very severely,
indeed, not only in the loss of life,
but also of property.
Again thanking you most sincerely,
not only for your personal contribu
tion, but also for your kindly offices,
I am, very sincerely,
JOSEPH D. SAYERS,
Governor of Texas.
Her Life for a Pet Dos.
A pet dog was directly responsible
for the death of Mrs. G. A. Barker, of
Xo. 3618 Easton avenue, St. Louis, wno
was struck by a street car, sustaining
injuries to which she succumbed. Mm.
Barker was the wife of G. A. Barker,
a clerk in a department store, and
was a first cousin of Gov. Stephens.
She was sweeping the pavement in
front of her home, when the dog ran
on to the car track. An east-bound car
was approaching at a rapid rate of
speed, and Mrs. Barker believed her
pet would be crushed to death. She
rushed upon the tracks and tried to
catch the dog. Just as she did no the
J car struck her, knocking her down
na passing over her.
Disastrous Attempt at Salclde.
W. T. Horn attempted to kill him
elf with a shotgun at his hoarding
t house on South street, Springfield. He
and his wife were on the bed together
I w-hen the attempt was made, and she
' grabbed the gun to take it from him.
. . . "
in the scuffle that followed it was dis-
charged, the contents crashin"
! through her right forearm, necessi-
fating amputation.and destroying the
thumb on his right hand, which also
had to be taken off. Horn is rea-ard-
ed as partially demented throus-h tha
cred the welcome address. H nM
that the Christian church has 157,.t0O
disciples, 1,400 churches, 800 preachers
and $2,250,000 worth of property in
Missouri-. The treasurer. Eev. 1L r
- . . ...
i son, made the yearly financial re-
port. Of which the follnwinir 5 ih.
p ' . lfle ioiiowing m the
: Brand, aggregate. All mission work.
. 5S.S7C: local church wnrV
orphans' schools and
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: rv.l Tt.T,n: t t i , .
" "-'."'" "-i. uiime, ior
; " jreurs assistant ousmess manager
: Qf the Mexico Ledger , J,;. K
, in that city. He was born in Paris,
Monroe county, 50 years ago. After
learning the printing trade he moved
to Mexico and lived there ever since.
D I Hv U.B .1 U.U V.
In 1873 he was married to Miss Viola
Branstetter, who died but seven
; montns ago. Mr. Runklc was for
years a member of the city council.
lie was a well-know horseman and
; was noted among turfmen tfirough
i iUt the state.
MUa Cockrell Favorite.
Writing from Paris to the Wash
ington Post, E. B. Hay, a well-known
!wyer. describes a number of prom-
lnenl persons, ana Says OI MISS LOCK-
lu"fc n"w "reu, me aaugnter
01 senator Cockrell, who, as a beau-
tiM Prl ha" yroa 8 admiration.
Aau Bna "lale,7. sne nas walked line
Iueen through the grean 'salon' of
Tie School ( Mines.
The School of Mines and Metallur
gy at Ro'.la opened with a record
breaking attendance. The standard
of admission to the school has been
raised, and the quality of the student
body is superior. As an evidence of
the reputation of the cchool abroad,
nearly fifty students from othe
states and countries have entered
their names on the roster.
To Vote oa Hew Cenrthenae.
The county court of Bates county
ordered an election November 6 for
the purpose of voting upon a propo
sition to build a $50,000 courthouse.
To Prevent Typhoid.
Officers of the St. Louis health de
partment are endeavoring to prevent
the spread of typhoid fever, and urge
the boiling and filtering of water.
Was Lost at Galveston.
The body of Anthony Furniss, of
Bt. Louis, late auditor of the Gould
Coal Co, who was kiTTed in the Gal
veston disaster, has been found.
In a Pistol Dnel.
Francis Maguire, an ex-Transit em
ploye, was killed, and Washington
Haynes, a street car inspector.wound
ed in a pistol duel at St. Louis.
Keeelver for Oreaoa Connty Bank.
Judge W. N. Evans has nr.med Hon.
J. P. Woodside, a Thayer merchant,
as receiver of the Oregon County
bank, which closed August 15.
Klna- of Batler Street Fair.
The contest for king of the Butle
f.t- carnival resulted !n tm
election of Frank Koontz, of Rich
who received 15.890 Tote,
TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
a Stirring- Appeal la Behalf of the BatTer-
aad Sarvivora of the Gal
Galveston, Tex, Sept. 26. The fol
lowing signed appeal was issued last
To the American People:
Seventeen days after the storm at Gal
veston It Is still Impossible to accurately
estimate the loss ot life and property. It
Is known that the dead In the city wilt
number at least six thousand, or approxi
mately one-sixth of the cecsus population.
The Island and adjacent mainland will add
perhaps 2,000 to this numoer.
The actual property damage is Incalcula
ble In precise terms, tut we believe the
Individual losses and losses In public prop
erty, such as paving-, waterworks, schools,
hospitals, churches, etc.. will easily
amount to (30.000.000. This estimate taken
no account of the direct and Indirect ln
1ury to business.
Along the beach front upwards of 2,604
louses, by actual map count, were to
tally destroyed. Of these not a timber
remains upon the original site, and th
wreckage constitutes an embankment of
debris extending along the entire beach
from three to four blocks Inward for
bout three miles, the removal of which,
will cost from 1750,000 to Sl.000,000.
From this debris there are still dally un
covered by the workmen, now systemati
cally employed, from thirty to fifty bodies
which are burned or burled upon the
Moreover, we estimate that per cent,
of the remaining houses throughout the
city are damaged In greater or less de
gree. On the removal of this debris In the
clearing of the streets, to make tempor
ary repairs on houses, partly destroyed.
In distributing supplies and in the general
work of restoration, our entire citizenship
are engaged. Men whose services couM
not be secured at this season ordinarily,
are giving their time without compensa
tion. Firms whose affairs ordinarily re
quire the attention of three partners, re
tain one for the transaction of their busi
ness, and lend the other two to the pub
lic service. The stevedores, cotton Jam
mers and other bodies ot organized skilled
workmen who command handsome wages
at this time of the year, have been giving
their time free of cost, and one associa
tion has, besides, contributed from the
charity fund tl.OUO In cash to the general
relief, while all other organizations are
caring for their own to the utmost of
This devotion to the general welfare at
the expense of private interests is shown
by all classes. Visiting newspapermen
now here will bear witness to this uni
versal condition of self-sacrifice.
The burdens of our committees have
been lightened in a great degree by Gov.
J. . Savers, who has personally under
taken the supervision of relief to the
mainland sections, and by the splendid
success of Adjt.-Gen. Scurry and staff Ac
maintaining discipline and directing -bor
from the beginning of this work,
until his department was merged into
the regular relief work and city govern
ment. We can not command language to ex
press our gratitude for the generous sup
plies of food, clothing, disinfectants, etc.,
from all quarters and all agencies. Nor
can we overrate the service performed
by the American press. And we desire
to make special recognition of the metro
politan newspapers and the Red Cross
society that have raised funds and sent
relief trains and cargoes and whose repre
sentatives are here not only distributing
their supplies but joining hands with us
In the sorrowful and strenuous labors ol
By the world s generosity there has been
no hunger and no nakedness in Galveston.
And especially do we return grateful
thanks for the surpassing and unlimited
g?nerosity of the railroads, express, tele
graph and telephone companies, without
whose prompt assistance we would longer
have remained in isolation and chaos, and
who are not only rendering services for
relief work free of charge, but are giving
it precedence over any oiner ousmess.
The munificent contributions In money
sent to the governor and directly to the
relief committee are perhaps sufficient to
defray the necessary expenses of removal
of the wreckage and disposing of the dead
bodies and meeting the most urgent sani
But when this Is done the special work
of restoration will have begun. The home
less will still be without shelter or house
hold goods; the mechanic without tools,
the washerwoman without wash tubs and
the seamstress without a machine.
Our neoDle are meeting this disaster
with characteristic American pluck. Not
forgetting their dead, they, nevertheless,
hide their sorrow and turn their faces
toward the future.
Were our task but to afford temporary
relief and to care for the wounded and
orphans, an appeal to Texas alone would
be sufficient. The wounded and orphans
are comparatively few, since only the
sturdiest were able to combat the mad
dened elements. But a greater and a
graver work confronts us. Some kind of
hemes, be they ever so humble, must be
provided for the 10,000 people now huddled
in ruined houses, public places and Im
provised camps, to the end that they may
not become paupers, but may speedily set
up their households wherein repose all
that is best and noblest In American life.
We believe 'that the well-to-do and char
itable people of this nation will not be
contented to merely appease hunger and
bind up bruises, but will. In very large
measure, and with more far-reaching ef
fect contribute to the restoration of thla
people to a plane of self-support and self
respect. It Is for this purpose that we
make this further apaeal-
Fcr such temporary measures as are ex
plained In the foregoing we have at pres
ent sufficient supplies. But they are only
a tithe of the larger needs herein set
forth, and generous people of the nation
will best serve the situation and their own
aims by making their contributions in
We refer to Gov. Sayers. Miss Clara
Barton, of the Red Cross, or to any prom
inent firm or bank In Texas, In regard to
the business ability and discretion of our
central relief committee.
In the midst of sorrow such as no other
American . community ever suffered, we
are consoled by the gracious sympathy
and prompt relief tendered by our coun
trymen and other nations In the demon
stration of the kinship of the world.
With our last breath we will bless the
donors of these funds and our every ef
'crt will be devoted to proving our peo
ple and our city worthy of their assist
ance. Sa2S?eS: ,ones- Mayor-
For the Committee.
"The manlv. straight forward ititanum
of Mayor Jones and his assistants, por
traying the condition of this stricken city
and the needs of Its surviving inhabitants
has been courteously uimmI tn m, f..- n-
dorsement if approved. Most heartily do
I Indorse it. and I valnlv aeareh fnr
with which . to fittingly commend the
lira very ana emciency witn which the
business men of Galveston and the strick
en vicinity have met the terrible rnnrii-
tlons of their misfortune and their capa
bility of wisely, equitably and honorably
continuing the work of relief and re
habilitation. Could the people of our
generous country see, as I have seen. In
its .Ireadful reality, the desolation and
the destruction of hnAm Af rhA...n.i
the overwhelmlnc bereavement in the
Iom of near and dear ones, and the utter
helplessness that confronts those remain
ing, the appeal of Mayor Jones for con
tinued help would meet with such a re
sponse as no other calamity has ever
known. "CLARA BARTON
THE MINERS' STTIKE.
More A etlvlty Said to Be OtMervabln Asaonn
- . nn i or aev-
Philadelphia, Sept. 26. There h.
more activity in the coal miners'
strike situation that for several days
past. Men are marching from min.
to mine in the Hazleton region, in
ducing workers to quit and go home,
being careful to conduct themselves
as not to trangress the law.
Sear Wilkesbarre several small
washenes that were idle are produc
washenes idle are producing-
IS last year.