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TEXAS LIKELY 200
KNOWN DEAD NUMBER 113 ESTI
MATES OF MISSING RANGE
FROM 100 TO 200.
SURFEIDE REPORTS 19 LOST
Most Serious Addition to Fatality
Records from Town Where Light
house Collapsed—Relief Trains
Rushed to Stricken City.
Houston, Aug. 20.—Relief of the
stricken Texas communities and plans
for repairing the damage wrought
by the tropical hurricane which swept
the southwestern section of the state
are well under way. Drinking water,
medical and sanitary supplies and tons
of food are being rushed to the Gal
veston bay districts as fast as the re
habilitated train service can handle
them. Tugs and other relief craft are
searching for refugees or aiding
stranded vessels, and in Galveston,
Texas City, Houston and other towns
the task of clearing away debris is be
The death list, accounts of which
seemed to agree, probably will not ex
ceed 300 and perhaps will be limited
to 200. The known dead numbered
113 and estimates of i-he missing rang
ed from 100 to 200.
Nineteen Dead at Surfeide.
The most serious addition to the fa
tality records came from Surfeide,
where 19 perished when a lighthouse
The list of missing in the hurricane
was reduced by 106 when men from
the dredges Sam Houston and San
Jacinto, carrying respectively 56 and
50 men, reported that all hands were
safe. Some of the Sam Houston men
escaped to Galveston.
Further reports from Galveston con
firmed the previous impressions that
the sea wall saved the city from inun
dation. It was stated that the wind,
blowing at more than 90 miles an
hour, caused far more damage than
the water. Tales of survivors recorded
numerous spectacular escapes and al
most equally numerous deeds of hero
Escape on Cotton Bales.
Bales of cotton and bits of wreckage
supported scores of individuals caught
in the lowlands by the tidal waves
-driven in from the Gulf, and switch
towers of railroads, trees and strand
ed steamers proved safe refuge for
hundreds of men, women and children.
Sturdy swimmers, carrying ropes,
forced their way through flood waters
In many instances and men braved
the storm in small boats to rescue im
perilled women and children.
Property Loss Estimated.
Property loss estimates were vague
except in a few instances. Houston,
Texas City and Port Arthur advices
gave fairly definite figures for those
places, but most of the other towns
reported in such phrases as "consid
erable," "very heavy" and "not yet es
Some of the estimates were as fol
Galveston (about) $!",000,000
Texas City 400,000
Port Arthur 200,000
Sabine Pass 100,000
In addition there was an enormous
loss to cotton growers in the storm
belt, some estimates stating that 25
per cent of the crop of central Texas
was destroyed and placing the loss at
"'millions of dollars." The oil fields
also suffered severely and it is prob
able that it will take $500,000 to re
place destroyed derricks, recap un
roofed tanks and repair damaged ma
Sea Wall Holds Out.
That the death list did not approach
that of the storm of 1900 was due to
two causes—the strength of the Gal
veston sea wall and the haste with
which ^sidents of the coastal plains
sought places of refuge in conformity
with the warnings of the government
Galveston, as in 1900, bore the
brunt of the storm, but this year was
bulwarked against the elements. The
storm reached its height there when
the wind rose to 92 miles an hour.
This was eight miles an hour more
than the weather bureau recorded for
the 1900 visitation.
Galveston Sea Wall Conquers.
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 20.—Galveston
lias successfully passed through a
West Indian hurricane that blew con
tinuously for 18 hours. The govern
ment weather gauge registered the
maximum velocity of the wind at 90
miles per hour. The city, due to the
edamentine resistance of the sea wall
has sustained comparatively small loss
In destruction of property. The great
granite structure, erected sifter the
calamity of 1900, grimly mot and con
quered the raging waters of the gulf.
LEO M. FRANK
Leo M. Frank, who was lynched
within sight of the home of Mary
Phagan, the little factory girl he was
found guilty of murdering.
Torpedoed in the
Agean 1,000 Die
London, Aug- 18.—About 1,000 lives
are believed to have been lost by the
sinking of the British transport, Roy
al Edward, en route to the Darda
nelles, by a German submarine. The
Royal Edward carried 1,350 soldiers,
32 military officers and a crew of 220
men. An official statement from the
admiralty said that "600 are known to
have been saved."
The troops were mainly reinforce
ments for the Twenty-ninth division
and details of the Royal Army Medi
cal corps, the admiralty stated. Full
details, the official announcement said,
have not been received.
STORM'S HAVOC FOR 50 MILES
Remote Points On Galveston Bay Re
port Number of Dead As Result
Houston, Texas, Aug. 20.—One hun
dred and one persons are known to
be dead as the result of the storm
which swept over Texas early this
week, according to the latest reports
reaching here. This number, it was
said, did not include the Galveston
Missing outside of Galveston were
said to be 173.
Communication between this city
and Galveston is still demoralized.
Officials said it would probably be
many hours before anything like nor
mal conditions were restored.
The loss of life at Galveston, how
ever, is known to be comparatively
light, and save for the request for
bread, no appeals for aid have been
The dead aiid missing list, outside
of Galveston, as recorded, were:
6vSan Jacinto 1
5| Beaches 6
5 Total 101
19 (Bolivar, said to
4| be mostly on
3|Tug Henderson. 9
2 (Dredge San Ber
2| nardo 27
1 Moss Bluff 5
1( Totals 173
Reports from Remote Points.
Remote points on Galveston bay,
which penetrates the mainland for 50
miles, have begun to report, some of
them bringing small quotas of un
identified dead. Anapuca reported
five dead and confirmed the loss of
the United States dredge boat No.
12 with no loss of life, as reported
Frank's Mother Thankful.
New York, Aug. 19.—"Thank God,
he is dead, and through with his trou
bles," said Mrs. Rudolph Frank, moth
er of Leo M. Frank, when informed
at her home that her son's body had
Negro Lynched in Georgia.
Bainbridge, Ga., Aug. 19.—John Rig
gins, a negro, 63 years old, was lynch
ed here by a posse. He was accused
of attacking a woman who identified
him as her assailant.
HANGED III SIT
BODY OF STATE'S PRISONER
FOUND DANGLING FROM TREE
HUNDREDS VIEW REMAINS
Women and Children Mingle With
Crowd—No Effort Made to Cut
Down Body—Many Urge Mu
tilation of Corpse.
Marietta, Ga., Aug. 18.—Leo M.
Frank was lynched l\vo miles out
side of Marietta, within sight of the
home of Mary Phagan, the little fac
tory hand Frank-mvas found guilty of
Cheated by the law and a governor
with a conscience of its prey, the
mob spirit of the Middle Ages tri
umphed against justice by overrid
ing a spineless bunch of prison guards,
who permitted the night riders to en
ter the state prison, seize the cow
ering pale and injured man and drag
him off to his Cavalry without firing
Dragged from Prison.
A mob dragged him from the dormi
tory on the Milledgeville prison farm
just before midnight. Of all the
armed guards on the farm, not one
raised a hand to protect him.
By automobile the mob rushed their
prisoner to the spot where they had
chosen to kill him.
Of his last hours none but those
who hanged him knows anything.
That he was dead was not even
known until his body was found dang
ling from a tree a short distance off
the highway into Marietta.
Wrenched by the rope which stran
gled him, the gash recently cut in
his throat by William Green, the fel
low convict who tried to murder him,
had gaped open horribly. From the
wound blood had gushed in torrents,
staining his prison suit crimson.
Not Touched by Bullets.
The corpse was not touched by bul
lets. Evidently the fusillades fired by
his lynchers as they fled from the pri
son farm were merely to scare off pur
The lynching's wene was more than
100 miles from the state prison farm.
The Marietta chief of police said
that he had no clue to the lynchers.
He was doing his best, he declared, to
find and arrest them. The police have
been unable to learn the identity of
the lynching party from Superintend
ent Burke. They have tried several
times to get him over the telephone,
but cannot locate him.
Think Mob from Marietta.
Little doubt was entertained here
that the mob was from Marietta. Sig
nificance was seen by the authorities
in the fact that several well loaded
automobiles left town with about
enough of a time allowance to en
able them to reach, the prison farm
a little before midnight by fast driv
News that the body had been found
spread rapidly and within a short time
hundreds of persons were crowding to
the scene. No immediate effort was
made to cut the body down, as Sher
iff Hicks was not in town and the
coroner took no action.
The crowd rapidly increased as the
day wore on. By 10 o'clock many
women and children were mingling
with the crowd in the woods along the
edge of which the body still hung.
The body was not finally cut down
until after speeches had been made
by a number of persons in the crowd.
One address was by a Marietta man,
who was said to have slapped Detec
tive William J. Burns' face when
Burns was investigating the Frank
case here. He urged that the body be
mutilated. Judge Morris spoke in op
position to this, urging that order be
After the entire crowd had voted
ajgainst mutilation, the body was low
ered from tHe tree and lifted, in a bas
ket, into a wagon which started for
Marietta, where it was announced an
inquest would begin at once.
During the progress mutterings in
favor of mutilation began to be heard
again, so Judge Morris ran his auto
mobile alongside the wagon, lifted the
corpse into the car and sped, not to
ward Marietta, but in the direction of
Reward for Frank's Lynchers.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 20.—Plans for in
vestigating the abduction and lynch
inug of Leo M. Frank are going for
ward steadily. Governor Harris stat
ed a thorough inquiry would be mado
and that rewards would be offered fo?
the arrest and conviction of the men
who took Frank from the state prison
at MilledgeviUe and hanged him near
"1 am inexpressibly shocked," said
the governor. "This affair has placed
a. blot upon the fair naiihe of our state
that caij never be wiped out."
.-.COOK. .COUNTY, NEWS-HERALD, GRAND MARAIS, MINN.
MEWS OF INTEREST
Resume of the Important Happening*
in Sweden, Norway ana
In 1815 Norway's national debt was
31.53 crowns per capita, or a trifle
over a dollar now it is 144.65 crowns
per capita and growing rapidly, the
war contributing largely to this re
Captain Holmberg, an officer in the
Swedish army, has invented a new
explosive of great power. It is called
limnit and does not explode by means
of blows or shocks, but by ignition.
It is very cheap and does not need
to be Incased in boxes. It will be of
great service in blasting.
Professor Nordenskjold's collection
of interesting scientific finds in
South America are now safe in Gote
borg. The collection was stored near
Rio de Janeiro before the war broke
out and was saved for Sweden prin
cipally by the vigilance of the Swedish
consul at the South American metrop
The crop prospects in Sweden are
pronounced decidedly unsatisfactory^
The unusually cold and dry spring
proved very damaging in western and
southern Sweden, especially where the
soil is light and sandy. About the
20th of June heavy frosts visited
many parts of the country, causing
The central commission of the to
bacco monopoly has received commu
nications from 90 manufacturers and
companies and from 4,000 individuals
who are interested in the tobacco
trade, and they all ask for damages
because their trade has been injured
by the monopoly. The government is
in partnership with this monopoly.
The vast and unprecedented traffic
over the railways of Sweden which
prevailed during the winter and
spring has fallen off greatly, espe
cially as regards the line to Trond
hjem as wood shipments that way have
been stopped. The transportation bu
reau supervising the Karung traffic
will be continued till the traffic by
water between Sweden and Finland
again becomes normal.
The population of Denmark July 1,
1915, was 2,890,000. This is an in
crease of 31,000 since the last count
and to due principally to the falling
off in emigration caused by the war.
A violent rainstorm swept the whole
country July 6. Rev. Knudsen of
Korby and hie son were both killed
by lightning while standing in
the orchard of the parsonage. Many
farm buildings were struck
ning and burned to the ground. The
rain camo just in time to save- the
crops from being dried up.
Reports from the statistical bureau
indicate that the crops will be rather
below the average this year. Winter
grain and legumes look fairly well,
but the spring grain and buckwheat
are poorer. The root crops are doing
pretty well, but the indications are
not above the average. The hay crop
is light everywhere, but the quality of
the hay is good.
The steamer Sagoland' brought 8,000
tons of corn and bran from Buenos
Aires to Goteborg. The cargo had
been ordered by the Farmers' Supply
The ferry traffic between- Sweden
and Denmark and between Sweden
and Germany is still in charge of the
bureau established for that purpose
at Malmo when the war began.
Since the war broke out over 17,000
horses have been exported from Swe*
den. This is regarded as a fortunat#
circumstance, owing to the scarcity of
foodstuffs for cattle and horses this
The government of Sweden has pur
chased medical supplies in the sum of
200,000 crowns, upon the recommenda
tion of the bureau of medicine. The
war is, of course, responsible- for this
From Jamsjo it is reported that the
crops look fine, which *s very unusual
in Sweden this year. Many farmers
who had been in the habit of raising
wheat put in only rye last fall on ac
count of the war, and the rye looks
much cotton passes through
this time that great care
has to be exercised to avoid confu
sion. Importers complain that large
quantities of cotton are missing and
has happened that shipments have
been delivered to the wrong parties.
The offices of the National Anti-Em
igration union were patronized by 1.
242 persons during the past year. The
number of real estate parcels offered
for Bale was 71, and 27 were sold by
means of the union. No less than 391
different parties were prospective
The Swedish academy has declined
to recommend the revised edition of
the Swedish hymn book. Some of the
most prominent clergymen of Sweden
have spent manj year# in -preparing
the new edition.
"Mother, Belle says the repartee at
Mrs. Scnartleigh's tea the other after
noon was simply splendid!"
"Well, dear, find out where she gets
it and we'll order some of it for our
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"Why is it that the attendants in
telephone offices are all women?" Mrs.
Brown made this inquiry of her hus
"Well," answered Mr. Brown, "the
managers of the telephone offices are
aware that no class of attendants
work so faithfully as those who are
in love with their labor and they
know that women would be fond of
the work in telephone offices."
"What is the work in a telephone
office?" Mrs. Brown further inquired.
"Talking," answered Mr. Brown.
And that conversation came to an
end and a different kind of conversa
An old horse that lay sleeping in his
i«tall was rudely awakened by the
hired man, who jabbed him with a
"Oh, ho, ho!" said the horse, arising
stiffly. "Another day's work ahead, I
"For once," said the hired hand,
who was a college graduate in dis
guise, "your supposition is Incorrect.
You will be permitted to remain in
your stall and rest. Your master ts
dead, and his funeral will be held to
"But I am going to the funeral,"
said the old horse.
"Why, for the love of Mike," gruffly
staked the hired man, "should' you go
when you may as well stay here and
"For 20 years." replied the aged
horse, "I have been wanting to attend
my master's funeral, and now that the
opportunity is present, I will not be
Occasionally it happens that all
those in the funeral train are not
there ftrr the purpose of shedding the
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understand they sentenced him
to life imprisonment?"
"Well, no it wasn't as bad as that
He got only ninety-nine years!"—
Not a Grumbler.
In one of the southwestern states
the courtroom of the courthouse was
overlooking the cemetery. A negro
had just been sentenced for two years.
The judge, piqued at his apparent in
difference, remarked: "You don't
seem to mind your sentence."
"Bless yo', judge, des plenty ob 'em
ovah yondah would like to hab it."
Lesson From a Beggar.
"It was a street beggar who made
me feel my Insignificance," said for
mer United States Senator Chauncey
M. Depew, "and he did it in a gracious
way. I was a trifle out of sorts when
I said to him, 'You can't hold me up.*
'Not even as a good example,' he
replied, lifting his hat."—Youth's
"How effusively sweet that Mrs.
Blondey is to you, Jonesy," said With
erell. "What's up? Any tender little
"No, indeed—why, that woman bates
me," said Jonsey.
"She doesn't show It," said With
"No but she knows I know how old
she is—we were born on the same
day," said Jonesy, "and'she's afraid
I'll tel! somebody."
War Not Necessity.
Assuming an air of sage importance
the fat plumber ejaculated:
"War is a necessity."
"Pooh! How do you make that
out?" demanded the thin carpenter,
"Did you read that Edison is going
to devote bis energies to American
protective measures in time of war?"
"Yep. What of it?"
"That proves my contention."
"War makes invention necessary,
"I suppose so."
"And necessity is the mother of in
"Therefore war and necessity are
The thin carpenter is still thinking
it over.—Youngstown Telegram.
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