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BY EVERETT HOLBROOK.
UY v'UAHI.Ktf W. UOOKC
The- offices of The Globe are here,
there and everywhere in a big build
ing. Alice Phelps, who is supposed to
be the prettiest glr' In the newspaper
business, has a desk lu 408 on tbo
There she sat one morning writing
abj et nonsense for the woman's page
and cordially despising herself, but her
face wore a smile of saintly beatitude,
as It always does when she Is writing.
She herself declares it to be rises sar
dontcus, the smile imprinted by certain
poisons upon the fuees of those that
die of them.
"Mr. Bunt's wauts to see you," sa'd
the little typewriter girl from the
Morton Bangs was the city editor, a
fierce creature who Inhabited a raised
platform called Devil's Island, situated
at the west end of the reportera' room.
He had ouee been an amiable and rath
er handsome man, but ten years on the
whltlletree of the cur of Juggernaut,
dtivlug the team with one hand and
hanging on Just ahead of the wheelB
with the other, had made his face and
his mauuei-H us rugged us a crater on
Miss Phelps approached Devil's Is
land by the ustiul channels and gave
good morning to Its grim commander.
Mr. Bangs returned the salutation,
which he wouldn't have doue for uuy
body else lu the world. He put a
newspaper clipping Into Miss Phelps'
"Here's that pipe dream that The
Evening Star printed yesterday," saJd
he. "1 waut you to llnd out what's
back of It. This thing has thrown a
scare Into every city editor In town.
It may be a fake, but the chances are
that there's a big story In It."
Miss Phelps glanced at the clipping.
She had seen the paragraph on the
previous day, and she understood Mr.
Hangs' feelings. This Is what bad
"A. social sensation of the first mag
nitude is Impending. An engagement
between one of the richest young
bachelors in the city and the most
beautiful debutante of the season Is
broken, and thereby hangs a tale of
love and war. Two families among
the most prominent In New York nro
estranged by this event, and the result
will be a struggle for social rupremacy
the like of which has not been seen In
many a day.
"Moreover, this romance has ram
ifications In the business world, for the
fathers of the Interested parties havo
been drawn into the quarrel, and Wall
street will feel the shock before many
days. One of these gentlemen is al
ready begluning operations here, und
the other Is hurrying home from j
abroud, having been apprised of the
facts by cable and foreseeing the re
sult And the cause of all this Is the
lufutuutiou of the young millionaire
for tho daughter of a mechanic, a girl
said to be very beautiful, and also very
ludustrlous, as she earns her living by
arduous daily toll."
It Is very unusual for a New York
puper to print anything llko that. The
rule Is that news without names is no
news at all. In Paris or London uucb
hints In the [tress are common, but
rarely does any jourttal of consequence
lu America content Itself with a report
"I've had live of the highest salaried
chumps on the stuff huutiug for this
thing," suld Bangs, "and they've all
fallen dow. flat You've got to get it"
"I don't believe I can," said Miss
"Yes, you can," replied Bangs, '?and
I'll tell you why?first, because you're
?mart; second, because you're lucky,
and, third, because you huve a pull with
some millionaires. I refer purtlculaily
to the Stafford Ogdens."
Miss Phelps' face (lushed suddenly.
"Don't ask mo to go to see Mrs. Staf
ford Ogdcn on such an errand," said
"Why not?" demanded Hangs. "You
got chummy with her at Montauk
Point among the sick soldiers last sum
mer. You printed her name all over
the first page of The Globe for a week
and filled the supplement with her on
Sunday. What does she expect?
Didn't you find her sou Uaymond In
the hospital tent and cover him with
a blanket when the sea fog was whis
tling through tho bullet hole in his
"Y'oung Mr. Ogden," said Miss
Phelps, "was shot In tho breast. He
happened to be going up San Juan
hill at the time and tho bullet was
"Well, anyhow," said Bongs, "you
covered him with a blanket, or was It
a tablecloth? It doesn't matter. Go
ask his mother If she knows what
crazy millionaire it Is that want* to
marry outsldo the Four Hundred.
There's mighty llttlo golug on in the
swell set that she doesn't see."
"Can't somebody else go to see herr"
pleaded Miss Phelps.
"My young friend," retorted t\he city
editor, "she won't see anybody else.
In my opinion, she has the otory right
In her noddle, and The Globe can't get
left on It. The key of the street Is
watting for mo if I get beaten on this,
so remember that you're gambling for
my job as well as your own."
With this fearsomo announcement,
which might or might not no Intended
as a Joko, Mr. Bangs closed the inter
view and turned to other tasks.
Miss Phelps had a few moments of
rebellious augulsb, as .id often hap
pened bcfon Investigation such an
this wbleb ?be was asked to undertake
wus like golug through purgatory tbo
wrong way; it was the torture of ask
ing questions leading to the inferno of
writing the story.
Sold and body dreaded the Interview
with Mrs. Ogden. The incident at
Moutauk had procured for the girl
most pressing Invitations to the Ogden
mansion, but she had never gone
there, rightly appreciating ttie folly of
euch acquaintances between persons
WhOSO lives have nothing In common.
It may have been discipline or a
j sense of duty or Just plain ordinary
I desperation that made her obey the
1 orders of her chief.
The Ogden residence on West Fifty
seventh street Is a groat, plain bouse
without und a paluee within. Mrs. Og
deu was not at home, but the reporter
fell Into the hands of little Miss Ogden.
uged 12, who received her with wild
delight. They had met during the pre
The child dragged Miss Phelps into
tbo music room and began to exhibit
treasures innumerable. It was very
interesting, but Father Time was fly
ing while Mrs. Ogden delayed, und the
two Jobs mentioned by Morton Hangs
were hanging by a .single threud upon
the b'ade of the old fellow's scythe.
Suddenly a door opened, and in wulk
cd Raymond Ogden. Smoking Jacket,
Slippers, a languid air and the hour of
the day combined to give an impres
sion that the young man was still an
invalid, but how changed bo was from
the wounded soldier on the cot ut Mou
Alice Phelps" faee flushed with pleas
ure at the sight of him and then paled.
The thought had rushed upon bor that
this splendid fellow had boon shot
straight through the body; that death
had actually laid hands upon him and
claimed him and had boon beaten la
that claim by the margin of the thick
ness of a sheet of paper, as she had
heard a surgeon say.
lie grooted her heartily, with tho
crystal clear manner of the really well
"My mother fancies that 1 am 111," he
continued. "She wouldn't let mo go
out this morning because It was so
cold. Bless her dear heart! Mothers
always know what Is best for their
"That's not at all bad for you, Ray
mond," said little Miss Ogden. "But I
in wai.kku kaymond oookn.
don't think mother could have known
thut Miss I'helps was coming, becauBo I
In that ease she surely wouldn't havt>
Alice's heart smote her with an ac
cusation of false pretenses.
"I have como here on a miserable er
rand," said she, and then she told him
all about it.
Tho young mun became earnest and
serious at once.
"Yon have no Idea who these people
are?" he said.
"Not tho shadow of a guess," ehe re
"I think they won't like It much If
their names got Into the paper," said
"They haven't dono anything to be
ashamed of, so far as I know," she re
plied. "If the young man in question
has come to prefer another girl, he has
dono right to break his engagement;
he could do nothing else in honor."
"True," said he, "and yet it must be
pnlnful to see such stories uhout one
In print. Kor my part, I should hate
to bo tho person to tell such a thing."
"You couldn't hate It worse than I
do," said Alice, with tears in her eyes.
"But what am I to do? I make my
living by it."
She smiled bitterly at.tho bitter jest.
"That's true, too," eald he, "and bo
I'm going to toll you tho story. I know
every detail of It."
"Don't you tell It If you don't fool at
perfect liberty to do so," she protested.
"I should have the right to Judge," he
replied, "for I nm the man!"
Alice aat up painfully erect in her
chair like an Image of wood. It flashed
acroBH her mind that persons who were
suddenly stricken with paralysis must
feel as she did. When her volition
came back to her, she rose as stiffly as
"This Is too horrible," said she. "I
will go bnck to the ofllcu and- and re
sign. I am done With It all."
Her volco sounded to her ob If it
camo from Bomo ono behind her who
was speaking over her head. .
"Wait till you have heard the story."
t "But X cannot!" she cxclalni?&. "How
?ball I intrude In such 11 ease? TL>\>
snail I hear these women's namesV 1
have no tight to hear them."
"Let me again be the Judge," said he.
"In the first place. I will relieve your
mind by saying that the story baa been
greatly exaggerated. That fuollsh par
agraph was given to The Star by Tom
"Tho leader of cotillons?"
"He leads cotillons sometimes," said
Ogden, "but gossip Is his regular busi
ness. He knows the society man on
The Star and loads him tip regularly.
He was over here to see me a few
days ago, when I was playing sick, as
I am today. We talked In my den for
an hour or more. He got me to say that
there was uothlug lu tho rumor thnt
I am to marry Frances Carr. Why
shouldn't I say that? Miss Carr and
I were never engaged, though It Is an
open secret that both families desired
the match, and also? as I can tell you?
thnt there was a little bitter feeling,
foolish, of course, because among half
a dozen women who Interested them
HR PELL FORWARD, WITH IIIS face In HIS
selves In the affair each fell to thinking
that some other was plottln : against
"Now it happens that old Jack Carr
anil my father are on opposite sides of
the murket Just now ami that the
pater had to hustle back from Europe
because Carr was getting a little too
aggressive. Tom Alnslee knew all
this, and there's the story. Tho so
ciety warfare is arrant nonsense.
Society Is nothing but warfare any
"There?there Is one more point,"
"You mean the poor girl whom I
love?" said he. "There's truth in that.
I love her truly, and I'd marr er to
morrow If she'd agree. Tom Alnslee
saw her picture In my deu, and he
made a shrewd guess; I told him noth
ing. I will not tell you her name yet.
You would not wish to print it."
"I!" cried Alice. "Do you fancy I
w'-'I print a line of this? I'd rather
starve In the street."
"Oh, Kay. ' cried little Miss Ogden.
"tell her who the girl Is! I know!
And I want her for my sister."
"She Is, I am sure, a lovublc and
worthy woman," said Alice. "I con
gratulate you heartily If you have won
"I have not," said he, "and bow I am
to do It Is a riddle. I almost never seo
her. The picture I got from a literary
magazine. It Is very good."
"Oh, yes!" cried little Miss Ofden.
"It looks Just like you! Craclous good
ness! What have I said?"
And she looked from one to the other
of them Aghast.
? ? ? ? ? ? ?
"Mr. Hangs," said Miss Phelps, re
porting to her chief that afternoon, "I
have got the story, but it really isn't
worth printing. There Is no social war
and no financial strife at least not on
"And who's the man?"
"Raymond Ogden. There is no truth
!n the story of the broken engagement,
but he Is really CUgaged to the me
chanic's daughter. She Is a girl of
some cultivation, but not In any way
his equal ? not beautiful nor good
enough to be his wife."
Morton Bangs looked Into Miss
Phelps' face for a moment. Then bo
fell forward heavily upon the desk,
with his face hi his hands.
Au eclipse of the sun bus always
been looked upon with awo by tho Ig
norant, and In the tenth century there
was a prevalent?nay, almost universal
?Idea thnt the end of the world was
approaching when an eclipse occurred.
Many charters begun with these words,
"As the world Is now drawing to Its
close," and It Is related that an army
marching tinder the Emperor Otho I
was so terrified by an ecllpso of tho
sun, which It concolvod to announce
this consummation, as to disperse has
tily on all Bides. As this notion seems
to have been founded on some confus
ed theory of the millennium It died
away when tho seasons proceeded to
the eleventh century with their usual
regularity. The theory of eclipses is
?aid to have been known to the Chi
nese. 120 B. C.
A WhPwt Pointer From Kansas.
Kansas knows something?in fact,
a good deal?about wheat, and here is
a pointer from one successful grower;
Neglecting to plow early, so that the
soil will get thoroughly settled and
compact, Is perhaps the cause of more
I complete failures than almost any oth
er. Sometimes it Is Impossible on ac
count of lack of moisture to plow the
ground soon after harvest Where
this Is t>>" case I would rather drill the
w*tut into unploved stubble If fairly
free from weeds and Insects than plow
late. Plowing can usually be finished
by the 1st of August, giving one and
a half to two and a hs'f months before;
For the Horn Vly,
To those who may not want to take
the trouble to make the mixtures In
use for the horn fly Professor P. J. Par
rot recommends flsh oil, which can be
; purchased at any drug store. It also
j has to be applied with a brush and at
the rato of one-eighth to one-half a
pint for each application.
Hew* sad Woios.
A great shortage of hay In the west
and a generally light crop la the pre
THE STRICKEN CITY
AND ITS NEEDS
SHI AI l<>\ GKUWING WOHHK.
I IidiihkmiIw of Destitute HuilorerH Who
are Fron/.led and Dying?Not a
Single, Church or School Building
\V?k Lett Intact.
Tho following ?tatoniont of condi
tions at Galveston and appeal for aid
wub issued by tho local relief commit
tee on tho 11 th inst :
" A conservative estimate of tho loaa
of life la that it will roach 5,000 ; at
least o,u00 families are aholtorleaa and
wholly dealltute. Tho entlro remain
dor of tho population is sutToring in
greutor or less dogrco. Not a alnglo
church, school or oharltablu institu
tion, of which Galveston had so many,
ia left intact. Not a building escaped
datnago and half of tho wholo number
woro ontirely obliterated. There is
lmmodiato need of food, clothing and
household goods of all kinds. If noarby
cities will open asylums for women and
ohildren tho situation will ho greatly
Tho terrific oyeionu that produced
such a distressing disustor in Galvos
tgn and all through Texaa, was pre
dicted by tho United Statos weather
bureau to atrlko Galveston Friday
night, and created much approhension,
but tho night passed without the pre
diction being vorltied. Tho conditions,
however, wero ominous, tho danger
aignal wua displayed on tho tlag atulf
of the weather bureau, shipping was
wuruod, etc. Tho southeustorn sky
waa sombre, tho gulf boat high on the
beach with that dismal thunderous
roar that presaged trouble, while tho
air hud the stillness that betokens a
storm. From out of the north, in tho
middle watches of tho night, the wind
began to como in spiteful putT-i, in
creasing in volume as the day dawned.
By 10 o'clock Saturday morning it svua
a'tnost a gale ; at noon it had increased
In velocity, aud was driving the rain,
whipping the pools and tearing things
up iu a lively manner, yet no serious ap
prehension was felt by resldcnta reiuoto
from tho encroachments of tho gulf.
Reside uls noar tho bench were aroused
to tho danger that threatened their
homca. Stupendous waves began to
lend their waters far inland and tho
people began a hasty exit to secure
places in the city. Two gigantic forces
wt.ro at work. Tho gulf drove tho
wavea witii irresistible force high upon
the beach and the gale from tho north
east pitched the wuters against and
over the wharvcp, choking the sewers
and lluoulng the city from that quarter.
The streets rapidly beg,in to Mil with
water ; communication began to be dif
ficult aud tho helpless people woro
caught between two powerful elements,
while tho winds howled and rapidly In
creased in velocity.
Railroad communication was cut oil"
shortly after noon, tho track being
washed out; wire facilities completely
failed at 3 o'clock and Galveston was
completly isolated from tho world.
The wind momentarily increased in
velocity while tho waters rapidly rose
und tho night Jrow on with dreaded
apprehension depicted In tho faco ol
every one. Already hundreda and thou
sands woro bravely struggling with
their families against tho mad waves
;snd licrce winds for places of refuge.
Tho public school buildings, court
house, betel-, in fact any place that
olfcred apparently a safe refuge Iron!
the elements, becamo crowded to their
utmost. Two minutes of II p. in., juat
before tho aiiomomeicr blew away, It
had reached the frightful velocity of
100 miles an hour. Buildings that hud
hitherto stood, tumbled and crashed,
carrying death and destruction to bun
dle Jt of people, lt'jofs whistled through
the air, windows woro driven In with
a crash or shattered by Haying slate,
telegraph, telephone and electric light
poles, with their masses of wires, wero
snapped elf like pipe stems and water
communicatioua woro broken. What
velocity the wind attained after tho
anemometer blow olY, is purely a mat
ter of speci lation. Tho lowest point
touched by tho burometer In tho press
correspondent's ofllco, which was tilled
by frightened men and women, was
28 0-li; tills was ubout 7 UO p. m. It
then bogan to rise very slowly, and by
10 p. m. had reached 28.01?, tho wind
gradually subsiding and by midnight
tho storm bad passed. Tho water,
which bad reached a depth of 8 foot on
t ho strand at 10 o'clock p. in., began to
obb and ran out very rapidly and by 5
a. in. tho crown of the stroot wus free
of water. Thus passed out one of the
most frightful and destructive storms
which over devastated tho coast of
DEAD ARB BURIED IN THE SKA.
A dispatch from Galveston datad
Sept. 11th says :
Tho good citizens of Galveston are
straining every nervo to cloar the
ground and secure from beneath tho
debris tho bodies of human beings and
animals and to get rid of tbem. It Is a
task of great magnitude und Is attend
ed with untold dltllculties. There is a
shortage of horses to haul tho dead and
there Is a siiortago of willing hands to
perform tho gruesome work. Yester
day morning It becamo apparent that
It would bo impossible to bury tho dead
even In tronohes, and arrangements
wero made to take t hem to sea. Barges
and tugs were quickly made ready for
tho purpose, but it was dillicult to get
mi n to do tho work. Tho city's Bremen
worked hard In bringing bodies to tho
wharf, but outside of thorn thero woro
fow who holped. Tho work was In tho
hands of Alderman* G. H. McMastor,
Mr. M. 1*. Morrlsaoy, Gaptain Gbarles
Clark, Josoph B. Hughes and others.
These men pitched in, handling tho
bodies themselves and urging tho fow
men they could pick up to work. liev.
Futhor Kirwln, who wont out to sum
mon men for tho work, roportod that it
was impossible to got any considerable
number, and homrged that able-bodied
men bo impressed. Soldiers and polico
men woro soot out and ovory able-bud
iod man found was marched to tho
wharf front. Tho men wero worked in
relays and wero liberally, but not too
plentifully, supplied with stimulants
to nerve thorn for their task. At night
fall three bargo loads containing about
700 bodies had boon sent to uoa, where
they wero sunk under wolghts. Dark
ness compelled suspension of the work
until morning. Toward night great
diflloulty wus experienced In handling
ttio bodies of negroes, whloh aro badly
decomposed. Tho work today will bo
still moro dlftloult.
No effort was made after 0 o'clock
yesterday morning to placo tho bodies
in morgues for identification, for it
was iraporativo that tho doad should
bo gotten to sea as soon as possible
Many of tho bodies takon out aro un
identified. They aro placed on tho
barges as quickly as possiblo and lists
aro made while tho bargos aro boing
towed to sea.
A large number of do*d animals
wero hauled to tho bay and dumped in
to bo carried to soa by tho tides.
Ono hundred and twenty-tive men
worked all day yesterday and last
: night In uncovering the machinery of
the- waterworks from tho debris. It is
hoped that it will bo possiblo to turn
! on the water for awhile today, and It
i is planucd to sot liro to the debris under
I the direction of the chief ol tho Uro
1 depurlment and crcmute tho bodies
j burled under it.
I Mayor Jones has glvon very full
I scope to Chief of Police Kotchum and
t Mr. J. II. Hawley, chairman of tho
committee on public safety, to swear
I in citizens of good character as ollicers,
I end has told them that able-bodied meu
must bo made to work or got off the
Island. The city, be said, was under
martial law. Picket Hoes have boon
established around the largo stores und
guards placed on duty. Tho soldiers
and police are instructed to shoot any
one caught looting or attempting to
loot. Tho jails uro full and summary
moasurus are necessary. As tho work
of collecting the bodies procoolsand
as reports come in of details, it becomes
apparent that the death list will run
much higher than was at tirst suppos
ed. Censorvatlvo estimates place tho
number of dead In tho city at 0,1)00.
Other points ou tho coust also sulTorod
and reports arc that tho main land,
Calvestou island and Holiviar penin?
sula are bestrewn with dead.
DESCRIPTION OF ILL-FATED CITY,
Mr. D. U. Clarkson, of Calvestou,
was on a visit to Indlanoplls when tho
great disaster took place, and in speak
ing of tho Hooded city, Its location
und population, ho said:
"Calveeton lu situutcd on an Island
extending oast and west for twemy
seveu miles and is seven miles in its
greatest width north and south. No
city could bo In greater danger with
such a horriblo visitation as has now
come to Galvoston. in no part of tho
city with Its (iS.OOU population is it
more than six feet above tho sea level.
The fl*t condition not only points to tho
desperation of tho situation of the peo
ple at such times as this, but their
danger muy bo considered emphasized
when it is kuown that exactly whero
tho city is built tho Island Is only one
and one-quarter miles wldo.
"On the bay, or north side of tho
city, is the commercial section with
wharves stretching along for nearly
two miles, lined with sheds and lar?e
storage houses. In that portion of
Calvestou thero aro throe elevators;
one of 1,600,000 bushels capacity, one
of 1,000,000 and the third of 700,000.
The island from tho uorth side is con
nected with the main laud by railroad
bridges and the longest wagon bridge
in the world, tho latter nearly two
miles in length.
''In 1872 the entire east end of the
city was swept away by the tidal wave
that followed a terrific storm that
swept the Gulf Coast for three full days.
Then the eastern land ou which build
ings stood was literally torn away. It
is on the south side of the city, begin
ning within fifty yards of tho medium
gulf tide, that tho wealthy resident
portion lb located and which was the
first part of Calvcston to bd stricken by
tho full forco of tho rccont storm and
Hood. All the eastern end of the city
must certainly be wash >d away and in
this quarter, between iiroadway and
avenue I some of tho handsomest and
most oxpcnslvo residences aro located.
There was located tuoro one tome
which aloue cost tho owner over $l,fj?0,*
00U. Mo.-t of the residences uro frame,
but thero aro many of stone and brick.
In the extreme eastern end of the city
?hero aro many of what aro called
'raised cottages.' T,.cy aro built on
piling and stand from eight lr.?2 feet
from tho ground as a precaution I
against floods, it noing possible for tho
water to sweep under them.
"Tho only protection that has over
been provided for the Gull bido of the
city has been two stono breakwaters,
but many times, with ordinary storms,
coming hi from the Gulf, the hlgii tide
water ha? been hulled over the low
btone walls right to tho very doors of
the residences. Prom Virginia Point,
six miles from Galvoston, in ordinary
conditions of tho atmosphere the city
can bo plainly seen. If it is true that
Galvoston can not now bo sojn from the
Point, tho condition of the people In
the city must be one of Indescribable
VVhon asked as to tho woulth of some
of tho principal business quarters of
Gaiveston, Mr. Clarkson salu:
"Many millions of dollars uro invest
ed in the wholesalo and retail business
of (ho city. On Strand street uloue
thero are tou blocks of business es
tablishments that roprosent un in
vested capital of $127,000,000. Market
street is the heavy retail street, and
thero in tho heart, of tho Hooded dis
trict tho losses can not but reach uway
Into tho millions. Tho fact, as lndicat d
by the dispatches, that wutor Is stand
ing several feet doop In tho Tromont
Hotel, furnishes startling ovidonco to
mo that Calvestou has boen Indeed
dovastated. Tho hotol Is In almost ex
actly tho oenter of tho city. Two years
ago Galvojtou did the heaviest ship
ping business in cotton and grain of
any Southern city. When I wus homo
two shiploads of cattle woro leaving
tho port on an avorago every week."
RELIEF FOR TUB STRICH BN CITY.
Prom all parts of tho United States
and many portions in K.ngbtnd many
thousands of dollars are pouring in for
tho relief of Texas' destitute storm
sutYorcrs. Train loads of provisions und
clothing aro also hurrying towards
Houston und Galvoston, and those of
tho rofugeos who have arrived In
Houston aro being mutlo as comfortable
as possible. Estimates of tho uumber
of dead still vary. Mayor Jones, of Gai
veston, maintains his opinion thut the
number will be no losr. than live thou
Property losses uro mounting higher
as further details urrivo and some
estlmutos for the eity of Gaiveston
roach as high as twonty million
dollars. Thero are 25,000 homeless
people to bo taken euro of, and it Is a
question whothor Gaiveston can or will
bo rebuilt. Thero sooms to bo a dispo
sition on tho part of the loading citi
zens, however, to start resolutely whero
tho stoi m loft otT und raiso a now city
from tho ruins of tho old.
Tho military aro patrolling tbo
Btreots and looting has beon glvon a
set-back. Several additional eases
have boon reported whero vandals
havo boen shot down witilo robbing tho
doad, but troops are rapidly gaining
control of tho lawless oloment.
L. Ji Soaly, a young man of GalvoB
ton, Texas, who is in La Junta, Colo.,
has received a telogram from tho mayor
of Galvoston Informing him of tho
death of twouty-ono of his rolatlvos,
among whom aro his mother, two
sistors and threo brothers.
Hillroad men in Now York havo
boon discussing with grout interest the
possibility that Galvoston .nay bo re
built on a dilTurent slto, loss liable, to
onslaughts of tho Gulf of Mexico than
the Hat sand Island whloh has twlco
boon donuded by wind and wave. It
was rumored that tho Southern Pad Ho
oompany would head a movement to
build the olty on a spot forty miles to
the south-west of tho present location,
at the mouth of tho Brazos. But rep
rosontativos of tho railroad system
which connected Galveston with the
outside heforo tho occurrence of the
present disaster say that hor residents
will rebuild on tho same sand Island In
splto of the terrible experience. They
bolleve that Galveston, ruined ticun
cially though her citizens havo been,
will bo rebuilt by hor citizous without
tho aid of outside capital.
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TUK V?TK KOK 8TATK OFFI0UR8.
The Ollleial Returns of tho Second
Primary Bleotton Hold Sept. 11.
Tho total vote in the State of South
Carolina in tho second primary as offi
cially declared was 88,775 In tho raco
for Governor, 88.398 for Lieutenant
Governor and 88,434 for K illroad Com
missioner. Tho result is as follows:
Counties. McSweonoy. Iloyt.
Abbovllle. 1,335 755
Aikon. 12,0:12 1,118
Andersen. . 1,408 1,080
Hamberg. 008 122
Barnwell. 1,105 708
Beaufort. 207 107
Borkeley.. 705 HO.i
Charleiton.:t, I7i> 093
Cherokee. 771 804
Choslor. 745 522
Chesttrllold. 1,180 510
Colleton. 1,000 984
Clarendon. 1,058 400
Darlington. 1,212 913
Dorohester. 036 r.21
Kdgefield. 774 782
Fair field. ?isr? 089
Florence. 1,183 785
Georgetown. 330 271
Greenville. 2,473 3.070
Greenwood. 820 887
Hampton. 892 484
Sorry. 1.878 725
Kershaw. 1,007 750
Lancaster. 077 805
Laurons. 1,002 1,357
Lexington. 1,708 803
Murlou. 1,883 1,205
Marlboro. 1.007 717
Ne w berry. 1,214 014
Ooonoe. 1,344 1,200
Orangoburg. 1,302 1,331
Bickens. 1,300 995
Ulcbland. 1,738 900
Saluda. 1 217 577
Spartanburg. 2,797 3,005
Sumter. 1,175 1,099
Union. 1,205 828
Williamsburg. 1,194 7;
York . 1,730 1,202
LI RUTEN ANT GOVERNOR.
Til I man. Sloan.
Abbeville. 1,280 818
Alken .?. 2,205 959
Anderson. 2,213 1,218
Bamberg. 543 488
Barnwell. 1,304 504
Beaufort. 100 208
Borkeley. 838 222
Charleston. 1,552 2,300
Chorokee. 1,013 540
Chester. 840 111
Chestortichl. 1,130 002
Golleton. 1,300 782
Clarondon. 1.047 502
Darlington. 1,354 101
Dorchester. 001 554
Kdgefield. 970 581
Palrfiold. 820 568
Florence. 1,298 ti7l
Georgetown. 318 282
Groenvillo. 3,047 1,893
Groonwood. 880 835
Ilump'.on. 845 523
Hurry. 1,513 1,085
Kershaw. 1,172 003
Lancaster. 1,081 791
Laurens. . "2^083 * 904
Lexington. 1,064 S*J?_
Marion. 2 239 Silf
Marlboro. 873 840
Newberry. 1.394 730
O^ouco. 1 3L'0 1,215
Orangeburg. 1,354 1,300
Dickons. 1,311 1,053
Bichland. 1.100 1,547
Saluda. 1.358 494
Spartanburg. 3 210 2,011
Sumter. 1,202 1,075
Union. 1,548 483
Wllllamsburg. 1,179 753
York. 1,834 1,194
RAILROAD CO M M ISSION RR.
Abbeville. 003 1,410
A Ik on. 1,170 1,985
Anderson. 1.100 2,252
Bamberg. 814 210
Barnwell. 1,019 877
Beaufort. 185 177
Borkoloy. 718 350
Charleston. 1,083 2,145
Cherokee . 808 702
Choster. 723 528
Chosterliold. 1.520 208
Colleton. 1,422 008
Clarondon. 977 580
Darllniitou. 1,390 700
Dorchester. 743 413
KJgolield. 487 1,072
Fair Hold . 538 847
Florence. 940 980
Gojrgotown. 401 194
Greenville. 1,881 3,010
Groonwood. 340 1,372
Hampton. 550 81 s
Berry. 1,902 059
Kershaw. 1,235 599
Laucastor. 1,131 741
Lanrons. 121 2,032
Lexington. 1.197 1,317
Marion. 2 38! 1 735
Marlboro. 1.321 109
Nowborry. 583 1,513
Oconeo. 1,118 1,475
Orangoburg. I,4l0 1.310
Bickens. 958 1,405
Ulcbland. 1,014 1,073
Saluda. 759 1,034
Spartanburg. 1,919 3,934
Sumter. 1 237 1,030
Union. 890 1,133
Wllllamsburg. 1,12s 832
York. 1 052 1,203
Total.12,522 ?5 912
?Tho prcsidont of tho Ohio Btver
railroad refused to allow tho Bryan
special car attached to one of his
trains in West Virginia, and forced
tho Bryan party to ride in tho regular
passenger. It is said to be a hit of
spite because of Bryan's speeches at
tacking the trusts. It Ib declared that
Democrats aro Incen-jcd and Bopubll
cans dlsgustod at this petty revonge
by a trust magnate, and that it will
carry many votes to Bryan.
?Tho annual crop of mushrooms in
Franco is valuod at $2.000,000 and
there aro si vty wholesale firms In Furls
doallng oxuluslvcly In thorn. In tho
dopartmont of tho Selno, it appears,
thore aro some 3,000 caves in which
mushrooms aro grown, and about 300
persons aro omploycd In their cultu.ro.
?It is believed by vogotarluns that
a purely vogetablo diet makes poople
amiable, good naturod and gonorous,
and that thoso who oat largoly of meat
become quarrolsomo, selfish and moan.
Sau-? the _ sf ^8 K|Rd You Have Always Bouflit
are made with Royal Baking
Powder, and are the most appe
tizing, healthful and nutritious
Hot biseuit made with im
pure and adulterated baking
powder are neither appethdn ?
It all depends upon the ball
Take every care to have
your biseuit made with Roya!
baking powder, if you v/u::! i
noYM hMcmo r 'won* CO . ? > V-*il 11 * rT . t / y v;;c;
Their Harn I tigs Very Small and Their
A rich Chinaman wears silk, a poor
one cotton. SIdco the proportion of
rich to poor la about one to a thousand,
it follows that too growth and manu
facture of cotton are of prlmo neces
sity. It Is thought cotton culturo was
begUD In the Thirteenth century, the
plant coining from India, where it has
been known for 2,UUU years. In spite
of her unequaled agriculture, China
does not raise cotton for export?nor,
in fact, enough for her own needs. In
the growth and manufacture of it, us
In everything else, tho aim is not, as
in tho United Stutes, to savo hand
labor, but to use as much of it as
possible. There are no power gins for
taking out the Beed. Instead, the
Chinese use little hand gins very like
those still to bo found in the homu
siTirn r"g'onsof tho Appalachian chain.
The gin Is n?lirimoro than u couple
of small wooden rollei'S; made fast to
uprights Stllxed to a bench." Th9V ore
turned by a wooden crank, rovolvo one
against tho other, and freo the cotton
of soud by drawing tho lint through
tho narrow space between. Tho lint
is fed to them by hand, und it lakes a
long and steady day's work to gin live
pounds of lint?which means twenty
pounds of cotton in tho seeu.
Tho cotton is carded simultaneously
with tl o ginning. A.second man stands
ut the end of tho bench beating the
clean seed with tho tou-kung, or earth
bow, into big. Ilaity bats. These bats
tho wemonspln in various ways. Some
times they use tho old-fashioned spin
ning wheel. Much of toner it Is some
thing approximating tho ancient dis
tal!. Tho spinner twirls it steadily,
walking around and around as sho
twirls, thus winding the lengthening
thread Into very long hanks. If It is
spun and run into broaches or iiullla,
they often are reeled with a hand reel.
Chlneso Industry, indeed, is as invete
rate as Chlnoeo economy. Women
usually work at such reeling while
they stand at gossip In tho ailoyways
hulweon thoir house. If there is no
roel handy they will be stitching upon
a shoo sole, always a salable article.
Buro feet uro unknown in China. ICvcn
a beggar wears shoes, though ho may
have no other clothing than tho head
bowl, which serves both as a hat and
to hold out whon there is a chauco of
Nothing Is wasted in China, Fven
grass and wheat roots are pulled up,
washed, dried and u?ed for fuel. Scraps
of papor and cloth are pasted together
to mako the insoles of shoes. Hits of
word are glued to build us oithor a
board or a pust. Women spinners and
slraw-plalturs earn two cents a day.
The spinning, though. Is most com
monly like the weaving of tho hand
looms, only u part of unpaid honsohold
labor. Machine made cloth und thread
havo of lato como to boar heavily upon
tho cotton workers, but ttiat fact is In
a degree olYsot by tho growing Im
porte of saw cotton. Still some of the
light yellow hand-mudo fabric, known
the world over as uankoon, from tho
city tif export, Nanking, is shipped
abroad. It is mauo from a peculiar
yellow-staple cotton, hence not dyed.
Tho samo yellow-staple cotton is grown
and manufactured by Arcudians in
Louisiana, but tho fobrio is so coarso
that it dooB not compete with tho
Five dollars a year will clothe a Chi
nese husban 1 and wlfu somothlng
moro than decently. Underwear Is
unknown?so is fitting a garment. Tho
only measures takon are from the hip
to the ground, and from tho middle of
the breast to tho finger tips. Fashions
do not change Winter garments and
bodding aro wadded with cotton. Onco
a yoar thoy must bo ripped aoart and
washed, padding and all.
How neodful is economy inaybojudg
od from a fow figures. Unskilled
laborers rocoivo upon an average soven
cents a day. Masons, carpenters and
stono-cuttors, horo as olsewhoro tho
aristocracy of laboi, got from twenty
tivo to thirty cents a day. Works
bogins at sunrise and koops up until
dark. Strikes aro virtually iiuanown,
and tho Chlneso laboror Is t ho happiest
and most contontod In all the world.
Now York Sun.
?It Is stated that moro stool is mod
in the manufacture of pons than in tho
manufacture of swords.
A BOOM IN SHIRT WAISTS.
M mi ill not urnra ?ro Preparing,for Kn
ormous Outputs Next Year.
New York Tribune.
A decade ago llio shirt waist was
practically unknown. Today millions
of dollars are invested in factories
which mukc nothing else, and the out
put for the last season wus enormous.
Manufacturers of shirt factory machin
ery are already receiving big orders
for fancy sewing machines, which will
be needed to (ill next year's demands
from the thousands of " shirt, waist
mun" who will join the little band of
pioneers who had the nervo to tako off
their coats this summer. Importers
and makers of shirtings announce an
array of now designs and a rango of
colors which promise weil for tho va
riety of next season's goods.
It was nbout eight years ago that
tho manufacturers began to make shirt
waists for women. Of course, women
had been wearing them for sotno time
before, but not in sullleient quantities
to attract the attention of "apit,;!.-. Ow
ing to the great comfory.;,,,! utility of
the srUrt' waist tho growth of tho trade
has been phendiuQfiP.r The demand for
soft shirts for men has increased in re
lative ratio. Tho industry has centered
in this city, whero tboro aro many
large factories. Oue tirm alone does a
business in shirts amounting to moro
than *2,ul)0,l>00a year. Another faotory
receives from $tiUX),0UO to $7u0,000 an
nually from the sale of silk shirt waists
for women. Cincinnati Is another
Bhirtmaking center, and Cleveland,
Chicago, St. Louis, IJanvor, und San
Francisco each has several factorlos.
Shirt waists are now mudo of many
kinds of material and for all seasons.
Wool, silk, linen and cotton and various
combinations of these fabrics, aro out
and stitched into comfortable garmonts.
Fach season has brought its Innovation,
its "something new," a necossary thing
of the trade, for it prevents, to a cor
lain extent, tho wearing of the previous
season's waist. Silk has become a pop
ular fabric, and much of it Is made
near this city. The largo output of the
PatorsOD (N. .).) mills is almost ontiro
ly turned over to shirtmakors. As yet
American silk is not so tine as that
made Is some other parts of the world,
but the industry is comparatively now
here, and tho near future will soo an
improvement in standards.
Tho severely plain, but expensive
shirt walftt BOOme tO havo gone out for
good. The reason Is that to the oye of
the lay buyer the d. it'erence betwoon an
expensive plain waist and the moder
ate priced article is not apparent, and
women tho world over like to exhibit
cost marks in an indirect way. Pino
linens and madras will havo tho call
ncxtsoasou. Percales or printed goods
will not bo used. Wulsts mado of theso
materials are pretty when new, but aro
bound to fade. In colors for next sou
son a wide range will be provided,
l.'.ght spring suggesting shadoB of
green will be placed on tho market.
Other colors which will be soon aro
pink, red ox-blood, light and dark
gray, and several shades of blue. Tan
shades, which havo not been popular
for some timo. aro to havo another run.
An enormous quuntity of men's shirt
waists will be made, for tho manufac
turers believe that tho " shirt waist
man " is to have his day. Thoy arocon
tident that the run will last for two or
throe seasons. I f good drossors take up
the ldoa, ooatle-s men may bo " tho
regular thing " In warm woathor.
Opinion is divided us to whether tie)
really good dressers will look wltt.
favor on tho Innovation. Tho wab.ts
will have ail the '..icy stitches and
ploatlngfl now "?on in waists for wo
men, and t'.fso adornments will boon
tho back as well as tho front of the
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?MlVnat did you smack dat chile
fob ?" " I batter do It," answerod
Aunt iannah. '* I kep' a tellln' 'im
an' a-t Hin' '1m not to loso ills tompor,
an' he top' a-doin' It till 1 dono got so
mad I i attor whop Mm good."
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