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E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN LONE ROBBER S WORK HOLDS UP BURLINGTON FLYER IN NEBRASKA. v* Trainmen Compelled to Aid in Despoil ing Passengers of Their Money and Valuables—School of Practical Agri culture Opened Near New York. West-bound passenger train No. 3 on the Burlington Railroad was held up five miles.east of Haighler, Neb., at 1:40 a. m. by a lone masked robber, who se cured about S4OO in money, two dia mond rings, one diamond stud, three gold watches, and other articles of minor value, all the property of passengers. Women passengers were not molested. The robber boarded the train at Benk iekiuan. 203 miles north of Denver, where a stop was made to cool off a hot box and take on wafer. After the train left Benklekman he made his war to the rear car. the Chicago sleeper, anil there covered Porter Bell with a revolver, and compelled hint to start through the ear, drawing back the curtains from lierths. W. S. Tamils, n, the hrakefnan, was cov ens! and compelled ’o go ahead and pull hack the berth curtains also. The lone robber forced his victims to hand over their property, threatening to shoot if they did not comply. A good description of the read agent was sec l '.red, and Bur lington officials at once offered a reward of $1,060 for his capture and conviction. FIRE SWEEPS OCEAN RESORT. Casino, Hotel and Many Small Build ings Burned at Nnrragansett Pier. At Narragansett Pier, It. 1., fire broke out in the Rockingham Hotel, an exten sive wooden' structure. A seventy-knot gale was blowing and tin* occupants of all the buildings in the vicinity commenc ed moving out their goods and valuables, in the belief that their buildings would be swept away. The local fire brigade worked desperately to keep tiie flames from spreading, and assistance was sent tiKiti from Wakefield and Peacednlf. The Rockingham, tlx 1 Casino, Hazard's block, tiie Knights of Pythias block and twenty small stores owivd by James G. Burns & Sop were burned to the ground. The flames were checked after doing damage to the extent of $300,000. TO EDUCATE IN FARMING. Briar Cliff Manor School of Practical Agriculture Open*. The School of Practical Agriculture and Horticulture, which opened the other day at Briar Cliff Manor, New York, is The largest undertaking in agricultural education ever attempted in this country, and the outcome of the experiment will be awaited with much interest. The school occupies a 4,500-ncre farm, all of which is under the latest scientific meth ods of culture. The plant includes a large herd of dairy cattle, several hun dreds pigs, large breeding stock, 4,000 chickens and a large number of sheep. Contests on the Diamond. The standing of the clubs in the Na tional League is as follows: W. L. W. L Brooklyn .. .07 44 Chicago 30 01 Pittsburg ...07 40 St. L0ui5....32 01 Philadelphia 38 33Cincinnati ...32 01 Boston 33 38 New Y0rk...48 00 Following is the standing in the Amer ican League: W. L. W. L Chicago ....70 30 Kansas City.o4 00 Milwaukee ..74 37 Cleveland ...30 70 Indianapolis 70 00 Buffalo *0 74 lletrolt .. ..08 03 Minneapolis. 32 81 Sudden Death to Nine. The breaking of a car wheel almost obliterated Duncan Clarke's troupe of fe male minstrels. Their special car was wrecked and nine of the company were killed—four outright—and six were in jured, four of them fatally. Their car was attached to ail Illinois Central fast mail train and was wrecked just after they entered the yards at Mounds, 111. Assassin Kill* Italian Lawyer. Onofrio H. Serritella. a Chicago law yer, was shot in the back and killed while on his way home front a lodge meeting. Peter launello, a conductor on the Halsted street cable line, was ar rested for the shooting. He is reticent, but the poliee claim he quarreled with Serritella. Ten Are Drowned. While running to Erie. Pa., harbor for shelter the ore-carrying barge John B. Lyons foundered in the worst gale that has swept Lake Erie for many years. The Lyons curried a crew of '’"teen, and all but four men and one wonwn were drowned. Coal Strike 1* Ordered. President Mitchell and Secretary Wil son of the United Mine Workers of America have signed the order for a strike among the anthracite coal miners of Pennsylvania. One hundred and forty two thousand men are affected by the order. Miss McKinley Marries. Mias Mabel Me Kin ley. the favorite niece of the President, was married at Somerset, Pa., to Dr. Hermanns L. ltaer. The beau of the nation used bis official prerogative to be the first to ex tern! congratulations. Pennant Goes to Chicago. The Chicago White Stockings clincht-d the pennant emblematic of the champion ship of the American League by w ming two games from Cleveland on Wednes day. Hoy Fatally Injured. While watching a force of men at work raising a derrick at the new bridge across the St . Joseph river at South Hend. In 1., Hkyear-old Paul Rehrndt was fatally in jured by the breaking of a pole. Louis Hush, a workman, had his left hip dislo cated. Fatal Fire in Chicago. Fire in a two-story frame tenement at j()5 Desplaines street. Chicago, rau .*d the death of two |*rr.cr>s and serious injury to five others. three of whom were not expected to survive. Man's Strange Death. Mystery snrronnds the death of Cha*. Merry of New York, whose body was found in a chair outside of the private entrance to a Raines law hotel. Patrick Martin, proprietor of the resort, and a porter. Louis Giroux, have been arrested. l>r. Weston, coroner's physician, says that Merry died of str: ugulation. One Woman Kill* Another. In a fight at Middle boro, Ky.. between two women, Lilly ltussell and Ellen Por ter. the latter was seriously stabbed and afterward died from the wounds inflict ed. The Russell woman escaped to the mountains, but was latdr captured by the police. Torpedo float la Damaged. The torpedo boat Dahlgren, while back ing out of her slip collided with the tor pedo boat Gwin. according to a dispatch from Newport, R. I. The Gwin was so much damaged that it will be necessary to send her to the Brooklyn navy yard for repairs. Farmer Digs I p a t Aerolite. Isaac Ward, a farmer living several miles northeast of Bowling Green, Ohio, has in his possession a large bowlder which fell a few days ago in one of his fields. It was found by tome of bis men catting corn in hack field, aud was dug up and drawn to Mr. Ward's yard FOUNDATION FOR GOOD TRADE. Commercial Agency’s Comment on Wasre Settlement—Week’s Events. R. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly review of trade says: “The volume of business does not materially enlarge at the east, and there is only moderate improvement at the west and south, but if expectations of greater activity when politics ceases to aisturb are realized current opera tions will be found to have laid a sub stantial foundation. The most important event of the week in the industrial world was the agreement on the tin plate wage scale, with the Amalgamated Association granting about 8 per cent advance to 35,- 000 hands long idle. Other metal work ers’ disputes are nearing settlement, while the Borden purchase of 500,000 pieces print cloths a t -% cents dears up the Fail River market and is believed to preclude serious wage differences there. Prices of grain are little altered, good crop reports coming in freely, but the effect being neutralized by a foreign estimate of a world’s -crop below require ments. Exports from Atlantic ports amounted to only 1,902,5*10 bushels wheat, flour included, against 2,1X10,900 a year ago. Cotton is strong in the face of a larger yield than expected. Busi ness in iron and steel products steadily increases, and mills are more actively employed. Oct. 1 is mentioned as the probable date of a general resumption. It is significant that shipyards on the lakes and the Pacific coast are full of orders .for eight months or more. Failures for the week were 145 in the United States, against 132 last year, and 24 in Canada, against 30 last year.” SAIL WITH A MANIAC. Robert Weiskittel of Cincinnati Has a Thrilling Experience. Robert Weiskittel of Cincinnati, gen eral agent of the New York Life Insur ance Company, who has been staying on Les CheLeaux Islands, in Lake Huron, had a thrilling experience, which nearly cost him his life. Mr. Weiskittel made many friends at the hotel where he was stopping, among them being a physician from Flint. One day the doctor extend ed an invitation to the insurance man to accompany him in a sail on the lake. The only occupants of the vessel were Weis kittel, his host and the sailor who man aged it. When the boat was out in the lake the doctor suddenly jumped from his seat. In each hand he held a revolver and in his eye there was the unmistaka ble glare of the maniac. He declared he was going to kill the other two men. The sailor, unnoticed by the maniac, turned the boat toward land and the prow touch ed the sand while the doctor was still talking and flourishing his weapons. Then Weiskittel and the sailor jumped out and ran for Iffe. ' ROBBER’S BLOW PROVES FATAL. Denver Woman Dies from the Effects of a Highwayman’s Attack. Mrs. Lillian Bell, the victim of a mys terious assault and robbery, died in Den ver. Mrs. Bell was attacked ou the night of Aug. 25 while uegr her home in the best part of Denver. Her assailant step ped from the shadow and struck her a terrific' blow on the temple. She fell unconscious, but soon regained her senses. As his victim lay helpless and bleeding the robber told her he was mis taken in the person or he would not have struck her. However, he took her purse and searched her clothing. Mrs. Bell could give no description of the man and the police have thus far obtained no clew to the mystery. From Lake Ports to Europe. Pittsburg and associate interests hafe taken costly and determined steps to in sure the development of an export busi ness in iron and steel. For them a hur ried order has been placed for the con struction of a fleet of ten great freight ers that will ply from Lake Erie ports, via the Welland canal and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, across the Atlantic. The fleet will cost something like $3,500,000. Refuses to Flee from Jail. Moses Zambriz, colored, is a prisoner in the jail at Kirkwood, Mo. The city officials wish he would escape. They have given him several opportunities, but Zam briz refuses to flee. He was sent to jail for six months and ordered to pay a S2OO fine or work out the amount iu jail for carrying a razor. Now the officials have no work for the prisoner and they are tired of feeding him. Killed by Masked Men. H. H. Mowrey, night operator of the Chicago and Alton Railway at Marshall, Mo., was held up by three masked rob bers, who entered the statii i and cleared out the money drawer at the ticket win dow, securing a few dollars. S. C. Aul gur, night watchman, on his rounds dis covered the intruders and was shot dead. The robbers escaped. Negro Lashed by a Mob. Elijah Davis, colored, was taken from the Charleston, Mo., city jail by a mob, tied to a post and lashed until the blood ran down his back. Davis, who is pow erfully built, made an uuprovoked assault ou Marshal E. G. Elkins of Charleston, disfiguring him terribly. Li-Hung-C'liang as Peace Envoy. The Chinese minister in Washington has received an imperial islict Conferring on Li-Hung-Chang extraordinary power for the complete settlement of the Chi nese trouble. It gives him authority to make any terdis according to his own discretion. Our Troops to Be Moved. President McKinley has issued orders to General Chaffee to move his troops from China to the Philippines. The army is to leave Pekin for Taku, thence to embark. The legation will he moved to Shanghai for safety. Leftists Win in Norway. In the recent election in the Norwegian storthing the leftists won in fifty-seven districts, gaining twelve and losing six. The rightists won in sixteen. In forty one districts elections have not yet been held. Shot Down by Her Husband. Because she wouldn't go to a mission and lead the afternoon service in his stead James Burnside, colored, a deacon in the Baptist church and prominent in Afro-American society circles in Chicago, shot and killed his wife. Kleclric Company Blamed. The coroner's jury at St. Louis ren dered a verdict finding the Seckner Con tracting Company responsible for the death of two patrolmen who were killed several days ago by electric shocks while using police telephones. Fear of Disease Ends Life. Miss Belle Porter, aged 45 years, died at her home in Rostraver township, Pa„ of nervous prostration, which, it is said, was brought about through fear of dis ease. Cattlemen Kill 3,000 Sheep. Reports from Sharpsdale. southern Col orado, say that the feud over the use of the range reached a climax when the cattlemen precipice. Great Destruction in Texas. Hurricane and tidal wtTe destroyed thousands of lives and many millions hi property at Galveston. Houston and oth er Texas points. Gen. Woodford Is Soon to Wed. Gen Stewart I- Woodford is to wed Miss Isabel Hanson, formerly his pri vate secretary. Gen. Woodford has been a widower for two years. Dog Saves a Drowning Hoy. Debbs. a big St. Bernard dog. jumped into a lagoon in Forest park, S:. Lon is. and brought out Orric Trot tier, a 3-y ear old boy. Find Skeleton in WcIJ. Charged with the murder of a neigh boring fanner fourteen years ago. Peter Austin was arrested n Poitghfcgepsie, N. Y., on the evidence furnished by a skeleton discovered two weeks ago at the bottom of a well on a farm in Storm ▼ille, formerly owned by the prisoner. The skeleton is believed to be that of Charles Brower, once employed by Aus tin, and who suddenly disappeared from his home in Stormville, Duchess County, on July 2, 1880. DESTITUTION AT NOME CITY. Hundreds of Stranded Frospectors— Stu.npede to Blue Stone Creek. The steamship Elihu Thompson, from Cape Nome, brought 200 passengers, many of whom are without means. The Thompson’s officers report conditions but little changed. There are about 15,000 people in Nome City, many of them in destitute circumstances, and as winter approaches much uneasiness prevails among the unfortunates, as they can see no prospect of getting away and nothing ahead but suffering and perhaps death. Before the Thompson sailed from Nome a report reached there that rich diggings had been struck on Blue Stone creek, this side of Cape Y’ork, and parties who came down from Blue Stone reported they had found plenty of dust. This caused a stampede and all small steam ers and schooners at Nome headed for the scene of the new strike loaded with passengers, while many started out in small boats. It is said by the time the statnuede is over and the last steamer of the season sails south, Nome will he almost depopulated. The captain of the Thompson says the first claims located at Nome are showing up well, it having tak en the entire season to place them in working order. Nome is practically free from sickness, smallpox and other dis eases having disappeared except among the Indians at the village south of Nome, where a number of natives are down with smallpox. DBG CAUSES FATAL AFFRAY. Henry Cooksey Wounded Mortally at Andersonville, Ind. A dog was responsible for a shooting affray at Andersonville, Ind., in which Henry Cooksey was mortally wounded by Grin E. Walker, a young attorney. Cooksey and John Ross quarreled be cause a dog belonging to Ross had in vaded Cooksey’s poultry yard, causing Cooksey to shoot th(' animal. Cooksey charged Walker with interfering in be half of R'*ss and Walker replied with an epithet. Cxiksey retaliated by charging on the lawyer with a dub. Walker warned Cooksey that he would shoot fiim if he advanced. Cooksey disregard ed the threat and made a rush for Walk er. who then fired six shots front a re volver into Cooksey's body, causing fa tal wounds. Walker was placed under bonds. x TO SETTLE AMERICAN CLAIMS. Protocol Sinned by Russia to Arbi trate Pacific Shipping Damages. A special from Washington says: Act ing Secretary of State Hill has received this dispatch from Mr. Pierce, the Amer ican charge d'affaires in St. Petersburg: "The protocol for the arbitration of the claims of the United States citizens for the seizure of vessels in Lie North Pa cific by Russia has been signed.” The signing of this protocol terminates nego tiations which have lasted five or six years. The amount of the claims to be arbitrated is nearly S4OO,(XX). Shoots Two and Himself. Saloon-keeper Passaman had an alter cation in his place of business in Reno, Nev., with his partner, John Bullard, and Mrs. Bullard. Mrs. Bullard was acting as a waitress at a lunch counter in the saloon. Passaman shot Mrs. Bul lard through the neck, inflicting a dan gerous wound, shot Bullard through the lobe of the ear, and then blew out his own brains. Abruzzi Ahead of Nansen. A telegram from Tronisoe, Norway, in reporting the return ol' the Stella Polare with the Duke of Abruzzi’s arctic expedi tion on board, says the Stella Polare reached latitude 80:33 north, thus pene trating farther north than Df. Nansen. A. B. Cummins Withdraws. A. B. Cummins, in a letter addressed to the Des Moines Daily Cap'ts!, announced his withdrawal from the senatorial con test before the coming lowa Legislature. The action was a surprise to the politi cians of lowa. German Troops Will Remain. The attitude of the German govern ment in the Russian proposal to with draw the troops from Pekin has been made known to the United States, and is to the effect that Germany considers it necessary to retain her forces in Pekin. F. H. Follansbee Shoots Himself After suffering with consumption for eighteen months, Frank H. Follansbee, ex-alderman and real estate dealer, liv ing at 2301 Calumet avenue, Chicago, shot himself in the mouth and temple and died within an hour. Lowers All Records. The Hamburg-American Line steamer Deutschland arrived at Plymouth, hav ing broken all records for transatlantic passage. Her time was five days seven hours and thirty-eight minutes. Gen. Wheeler tint of Army. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, commander of the Department of the Lakes, retired from the regular army service at noon on Monday and returned to his home in Alabama. Fire Destroys Business Pluces. The business portion of the town of Manito, ill., was destroyed by fire. Bix business blocks were burned. The loss may exceed $50,000. McKinley Accepts Kenomination. President McKinley has issued his let ter formally accepting the Republican nomination for the presidency. Election in Maine. The State election in Maine resulted in a Republican majority of 33,000. M VKK.FI yLOX.iIiO.NS. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $3.00 to $5.80; bogs, shipping grades, $3.00 to $5.50; sheep, fair to choice, $3.00 to $3.80: wheat, No. 2 red. 74c to 75c; corn. No. 2,39 cto 40e: oats. No. 2. 20c to 21c; rye. No. 2,50 cto 51c; butter, choice creameiy. 18c to 20c; eggs, fresh, 13c to 15c; potatoes, 33c to 37c pet; bushel. Indianapolis— C:t.e. shipping. $3.00 to $5.90; hogs, choice light, $5.00 to $5.42; sheep, common to prime. $ll.OO to s4.o*); wheat. No. 2. 72c to 73c; corn. No. 2 white, 41c to 42c; oats, No. 2 white, 23c to 24c. St. Louis —Cattle, $3.25 to $5.80; hogs, $3.00 to $5.45: sheep, $3.00 to $4.00; wheat. No. 2,71 cto 720; corn. No. 2 yellow, SSe to 39c; oats. No. 2. 20c to 21c; rye. No. 2. 49c to 50c. Cincinnati—Cattle. $3.00 to $5.50; hogs. $3.00 to $5.30: sheep, $3.00 to' $3.05; wheat. No. 2. 74c to 75c; corn. No. 2 mixed. 42c to 43c: oats. No. 2 mixed, 21c to 22c: rye. No. 2. 52c to 53e. Detroit —Cattle. $2.50 to $5.00; hags. $3.00 to $5.45:-sheep. $3.00 to $4.00; wheat. No. 2. 75c to 70c; corn. No. 2 yellow. 42c to 43c: oats. No. 2 white, 23c to 24c: rye. 53c to 54c. Toledo—Wheat, No. 2 mixed. 75c to 70e; corn. No. 2 mixed. 43 c to 42c; oats. No. 2 mixed. 210 to 22c; rye. No. 2. 50c to 51c; clover seed, prime. $5.90 to $6.20. Milwaukee —Wheat. No. 2 northern. 73c to 74c: corn. No. 3.40 cto 41c: oats. No. 2 white. 24c to 25c: rye. No. 1,52 c to 53c: barley. No. 2. 50c to 51c; pork, mess. $10.50 to $10.75. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping steers $3.00 to $5.90: hogs, fair to prime. $ -> .C io $5.75; sheep, fair to choice. s3.t 2 to S3 55; iambs, common to extra, $4.00 to $5.20. New York —Cattle. $3.2"* to $5.85; bogs. $3.00 to $5.95; sloop. $3.00 to $4.50; wheat, No. 2 red. 77e to 78c; corn. No. 2, 45e to 4*V; oats. No. 2 white. 2*c to 27c; I butter, creamery, 19c to 21c. eggs, west ern, 18c to 20c. V U ;Z TEIAS CITY’S ffOK Frightful Devastation Wrought by ihe Great Storm. MAY BE 5.000 DEAD. Ghouls ind Vandtls Are Shot Down P in the Streets by Troops. History Affords No Parallel to the Awful Visitation and the Succeeding Condition of Affairs—Flood Is Fol lowed by Famine—Pestilence Threat ens the City—Victims Are Cremated, Thrown Into the Sea, or Buried in Soggy Trenches. Probably S,(XX) lives lost, property de stroyed to the value of many millions, seventy-five towns more or less damaged, and some of them virtually wiped out, Galveston nearly in ruins, its great wharf frontage destroyed, ocean-going steamers end small coasting vessels suuk or strand ed in every direction, are some of the mournful details of the havoc wrought by wiud and wave on the Texas coast and in the interior of the State. The fury of the hurricane was spent ore many hours, but its period was long enough to cause almost unprecedented destruction From the best reports it is evident that the storm began between 9 and 10 o’clock on Saturday forenoon. Driven by the fury of the gale the waves of the gulf inundated the Long, low, sandy island up on which Galveston is built and which at its highest point is not over five feet above the gulf level, and before dark the whole city was under water from three to six feet. Thence the water gradually encroached farther inland and beyond the water mark the* storm swept ou with cyclonic fury, demolishing towns and vil lages along its course to a point eighty miles north of Houston. Mountain re- ' TIIE THEMONT lIOTEI,. gion and table laud suffered alike, the gale razing houses, tearing up trees, ruin ing farms, and leaving behind it a \\Xde wake of desolation. Southwest it swept along the const as far as Corpus Christi and northeast across the Louisiana boun dary. l't may be possible in the future to make something like an accurate esti mate of material losses, iu which the damage to the cotton and fruit crops will be a large item. It is not likely that the entire number of persons killed will ever be known, but a conservative estimate places th# number in the vicinity of 3,500. Full Story Can Never Be Written. It is hardly possible that the true story of the frightful catastrophe will or can ever be written. The terror, despair and desperation of the population when at last they realized, Saturday evening, that they were face to face with death cannot be pictured by those not there. Such an experience has fallen to the lot of few since the world began, for no one was optimistic enough to harbor the hope* that the entire city was not soon to be swept out of existence. No aid was near; escape was impossible; it was as though the 40,000 people of Galveston were on a vessel which was sinking at sea. the captain having informed them that the ship could survive but a few moments longer. TRACK OF THE GREAT GALVESTON STORfI. •s- e *** F Z * *I*E X 1 C \ r? : l ¥ ‘ For nearly thirty-six hours the situa tion was appalling and the inhabitants of the town were compelled to face condi tions the like of which have rarely been known. The hurricane, before it reached the city, had lashed the waves of the bay into the utmost fury. The water steadily advanced toward the island upon which Galveston is located, and as ft was thrown upon the beach by the storm the residents there fled from their homes to the higher places. Against such a combination of the ele ments no forethought could provide. Practically the whole gulf was blown in upon the city, and no dikes or breakwat ers could have kept it out. .As the full force of the gale was di rected upon the city the waters began to creep up and it was not long before the whole surface of the town was covered, the highest portions being submerged to a depth of five feet and the lower sections from ten to twelve feet. The violence of the wind did not begin to subside until nearly 1 o'clock Sunday niorirng. and it wa- shout that time shat the flood *! its height. In the course of six or eight hours the waters bad gone down sufficiently to enable men to navigate some of the thoroughfares. HORR.OR.S OF THE HURRICANE I It does not lessen the horror of *his disaster that Galveston seemingly invites such a fate. Practically, it is upon a level with the waters of the gulf and hurricanes are no strangers in that re gion. Starting in the West Indies some times they sweep northeast along the Florida and tip the Atlantic coast, buf they are just as likely to take the oppo site direction and visit their Tory upon the Texas coast. In such case, when one of these hurricanes reaches its maximum velocity, Galveston is absolutely unpro tected. Even in an ordinary storm the water rises in its streets. Th titles pair of •the situation is that human skill can de vise no means to protect it. Great sea walls cannot be built, as no foundations ean be had for them in the shifting sand, and the whole island is a long, narrow, sand spit, so low that an extraordinarily high tide will cover it. The only protec-' tion Galveston has lies in the fact that hurricanes of this magnitude do not often occur, probably only three or four m a century, and after one has visited theu: its people live in the hope that they, may not be exposed to another for many years It probably will be so in this m<=tance. The dead will be buried, the damage will be repaired, the destroyed structures re built, and the hurricane of 1900 will soon be only a memory. The living vill go on their way as unconcerned as those who live iti an earthquake region or in the vi cinity of a volcano. Added to the destruction accomplished by the wind of the hurricane was that of the succeeding flood, and houses which had resisted the pressure of the "ale fell when the water came. The people had the choice of being killed in their homes or drowned in the streets, and the indi cations are that the majority of the vic tims preferred death in the water Following tin* terrible visitation the people of Galveston—one of the richest cities the world ever saw —were starving, literally, n the midst of plentj. Cut off by rail communication with the out side, the only way of getting relief sup plies into the place was by boat—a slow means at the best, and all but inadequate in the prevailing stress. Scores perished of hunger while the relief boats were on their way there or being loaded; many of the wounded died for lack of proper med icines and necessary surgical attention; hundreds of the dead remained unburied or their poor bodies were thrust into the sodden ground with no friendly protect ing caskets to protect them from the slimy ooze left as a reminder of the aw ful visitation of the flood. The condition of things is unprtvedont ed in the history of the United States. Galveston was not a beleaguered town, surrounded by an enemy determined to starve it into submission, but a sorrow ful city, overcome by disaster, with 80,- 000,000 people eager and anxious to aid her. but without the power to send the relief to her. Most attempts made to bury the dead Monday were failures, as the ground was so water-soaked that trenches, when dug. were almost instantly filled with water. In the higher places some burials were made, but as it was impossible to inter dead, authority was obtained from the city to throw corpses into the sea. SAYS FIVE TfJHJSAND ARE DEAD. TO THE PUBLIC: It is my opinion, based on personal infor mation. that 5,000 people have lost their Uvea here. Approximately one-third of the residence portion of the city tuts been swept away. There are several thousand people who are homeless and destitute —how many there is no way of dading oat. Arrange mea:< are now being made to have the women and children sent to Houston and other places, hot the means of transporta tion are limited. Thousands i still to be cared for here. We appeal to you for im mediate aid. WALTER 1 JONES. Mayor of Galveston. y-^ 55 - ~~ €t/U.V£STOSY. ——KjUni—BKWMBWWpwIJMBW STORIES OF THE STORM Seventy-five outside towns were wiped out. Several negroes were shot while loot ing houses. Helen Gould sent . r >o,ooo army rations to Galveston. Five thousand families were made ut terly destitute. Ghouls stripped dead bodies of jewelry and articles of value. Prof. De Yoe, Chattanooga, Tenn., predicted the Texas cyclone in an alma nac. The Governors of various States offer ed akl and sympathy to the Texas suffer ers. The War Department ordered a special train from St. Ixiuis to carry supplies to Galveston. Murtiet law was declared at Galveston owing to ih° rifling of dead bodies and robbery of stores. Idlers were pressed into service at the pint of the bayonet and made to help clear up the debris. The French government sent a message of condolence to Washington on account of the Texas disaster. Chicago sent a relief train to Galves ton. The Bock Island road offered to transport provisions and furnishings free. Gov. Sayers of Texas has been asked to call a special session of the Legisla ture in order to take steps to relieve me suffering. The State has approximately a surplus of $2,000,000. Not a single church, school or charita ble institution, of which Galveston had so many, is left intact. Not a building escaped damage and half the whole num ber were entirely obliterated. The dead were gathered up as rapidly as possible, taken to sea t a barges and there consigi •<? to their last resting place. This . . tion was necessary to pro tect the survivors from pestilence. A Midler while patrolling the beach ordered a man to dfesist from looting. Th* fellow drew a weapon, and the sol dier shot him dead. The soldier was at tacked by four other men, and he killed all of them. He had five cartridges in his rifle, and each of them found a vic tim. Other men have also been shot. Some of those whose bodies have been buried in the sea were probably only injured when they were first struck down, but there was no getting relief to them and they perished miserably. During the storm and afterward a great deal of looting was done. Many stores had been closed, their owners leav ing to look after their families. The wind forced in the windows and left the goods prey for the marauders. Relief pavties report thousands home less in the towns and country about Gal veston and in great need of immediate a-- <tan* President McKinley ordered 50,000 ar my rations and tent* for 6.000 persons placed at Gov. Sayers' disposal. lie.*- nne cutters were sent to nearby port*. Horrible stories are told of act* oi' van dalism. Gangs of m—n hacked off ears and fingers bearing diamonds and placed the members in their pockets. The bod ies ef women who wore fine cloth* - were stripped of the last thread ami left to fes ter in the sun. Resiliences k-ft stanciog have been broken into and jewelry ar.d silver plate stolen. RIDE AND WANE OF STORM. Description of the Hurricane that Laid Galveston Low. The hurricane was predicted by the United States weather bureau *.o strike Galveston Friday night and created much apprehension, but the night passed without the prediction being verified. The conditions, however, were qmiuous; tin- danger signal was displayed on the flagstaff of the weather bureau, •shipping was warned, etc. From out the north, in the middle of the night, the wind be gan to come in spitefn. puffs, increasing in volume as the day dawned. By 10 o’clock Saturday morning it was almost a gale; at noon it had increased in ve locity. Stupendous waves began to send their waters far inlard and the people 3 i ■ . .1 .. i.,, . f ™'' ‘ " “ ONE OF THE GREAT STRUCTURES WRECKED BY STORM. Longest: Bridge in the World, Spanning Galveston Bay. began a hasty exit to secure place** In the city. Two gigantic forces were at work. The gulf force drove the waves with ir resistible force high upon the beach and the guh- from the northeast pitched the waters against and over the wl.trves, choking the sewers and ttooding tie city from that quarter. Business suddenly cuine to a standstill: car traffic was impossitde and railroad communication was cut off shortly after noon. Wire facilities failed at 3 o’clock and Galveston was isolated from the world. The wind increased in velocity, while the waters rapidly rose and the night drew on with dreaded apprehen sion. The public school buildings, court house, hotels in fact, any place that of fered apparently a safe refuge from the elements, became crowded to their ut most. Darkness settled on the city like a pall, rain fell in torrents and the wind shrieked with the frightful velocity of ore/ 100 miles an hour. Buildings crush ed. carrying death and destruction to hundreds of people. DKAI) IN MANY CITIKffi Great Storm Claimed MOO Victims Out side of Galveston. The extent and character of the calam ity which has befallen the people of Gal veston is so great and overwhelming that losses of life and property at other small towns in the track of the hurricane have been lost sight of. There are probably seventy-five villages and towns that were swept by the storm, and in most of tbee places loss of lives is reported. Ft is re liably estimated that the loss of life, ex clusive of the death list of Galveston, will aggregate 800. Several towns were swept completely out of existence. Through the devastated district the scenes of desolation were terrible to wit ness. The storm was over 200 miles wide and extended 200 miles inlaud from the gulf. In Brazoria and other counties of that section there is hardly a plantation build ing left standing. All fences ate also gone aDd the devastation is complete. Many large and expensive sugar refiner ies are wrecked. The negro cabins were blown down and many negroes killed. On one plantation a short distance from the ill-fated town of Angleron three families of negries were killed, the death list of that place alone amounting to fif teen people. All relief is being centered at Galveston for the present, but succor will reach the smaller place* and the country people just as soon as the role f work can be systematized. Gov. Sayers received upward of 1,000 telegrants Tu. -d iy from panic* in ti •• fjasv ;,nd West offering assistance to the flood sufferers at Galveston, and from various portions of the State reporting the collection of money and supplier Cities in all'pnrts of the country have volunteered to aid the storm sufferer*. ESTIMATE OF STORM LOSSES. Based on reports believed to be accu rate, the following statement is proba bly as near correct as can bo arrived ai regarding the losses in the Te:fas storm: Lives Nit. Property. Galrest-u 5,000 $10,000,000 Houston 2 300,000 Alvin lOO.OOO llltehcoek 2 75,000 Richmond 3 75,000 Port Rend County 19 300.000 Wharton 30,000 Wharton County 8 100,000 Colorado f .. % 250,000 Angleton 3 75,000 Velasco .■ 0 50.000 Other points. Brazoria County 4 80,000 Sabine 0 50.000 Baton 0 10.000 Rollover 0 10.000 Winnie 2 10,000 Belleville 1 5,000 Hempstead I 25,000 Brookshire 2 35,000 V* tiler County 3 lOO.Ono Areola 2 5,0(0 Sartartla 0 50,000 Dickinson 7 30,000 Texas City 5 150,000 Columbia 8 10,000 Sandy Point 8 10,000 Near Brazoria (convicts killed) 15 10,000 Otlif-r points 0 100,000 Damage to railroads outside of Gal veston. S2OO,'XM). Damage to telegraph and telephone wires outside of Galveston, SIIO,OOO. Damage to cotton crop, estimated on average crop of counties affected, otkOOO bales, at SOO a bale, $15,000,000. Total number of lives lost, 5,114. Total property loss, $15,275,(100. Losses to live stock cannot be estimat ed. but thousands of head of horses ami cattle have been killed all over the storm district. DISASTER NOT MAGNIFIED. Total of Deaths in Stormswept District May Reach 10,000. As indicated by dispatches from Gal veston the magnitude of the calamity grows. The newspaper statements seem to have been too conservative in their efforts to guard against extravagance or exaggeration, and the loss of life in Gal veston is greater than has been gener ally reported. A boat owner of Galveston, Captain Charles Clarke, is quoted as saying that 10.000 would be reached before the tnor-* tuury list of Galveston and vicinity would be closed, lie lias been about on boats in the waters around (' •’.veston day and night since the storm and bases his statement on what he has seen. ,1. D. Dillon, commercial agent of the Santa Fe. lias returned from a trip over the line of his road front Hitchcock to Virginia Point on foot and he gives a graphic account of his journey, which was made under many difficulties. “Twelve miles of track and bridges arc gone south of Hitchcock,” said lie. "I walked, waded and swaut front Hitch cock to Virginia Point, and nothing could la* soon in all o f that country hut death and <b solution. The prairies are covered with water, and I do not think I exagger ate when l say that not less than 5,000 horses and cattle are to be seen along the line of tin* tracks south of Hitch cock. Tile little towns along the rail way are all swept away. When I reach ed a point about two miles north of Vir ginia Point I saw some bodies floating on the prairie, and from that point un til Virginia Point was reached many bod ies could be setm from the railroad track. At Virginia Point nothing remains.” MANY GHOULS ARK SHOT. Summitry Punishment Dealt Out hr 1 Soldiers and Citizenr, A reporter telegraphed from lunorte the story of tlit* robbery and mutilation of the dead in Galveston and tin death of thg offenders. The ghouls were hold ing an orgie over the dead. The ma jority of these men were negroes, but there were also whites, who took part in the desecration of the dead. A party of ten negroes were returning from a looting expedition. They had stripped corpses of all valuables, and the pockets of some of the looters were fairly bulging out with fingers of the dead, which had been cut off because they were ho swollen' the rings could not be removed. Incensed at this desecra tion mutilation of the dead ibe loot ers were shot down. During the robbing of the dead not olily were fingers cut off. but ears were stripped front the head in order to secure jewels of value. A few government troops who survived assist ed in patroling the city. Private citi zens also endeavored to prevent the rob bing of the dead and on several ocea s*#uh killed the offenders. Ft is suit! that at one time eight were killed and at. another time four. Singly and in twos and threes the offenders were thus shot down until the total of those thus executed exceeds fully fifty. city i;ni>i:k martial, law. MoldU-rn’ Bayonets Compel Citizens to Handle Corpse*. Galveston was placed under martial law. The citizens called a meeting Tues day morning and formed h committee of safety of fifteen. CoJ. Hawley was made chairman and Chief of Police Ketchain and Walter Jones were made his assistants. Hawley was commission ed to take charge of persons and prop erty on the island. 'Hie triumvirate nil ing the city pressed citizens into service to take the dead out in barges and bury them In the gulf. Maj. Fayling was or dered to march his troops through the towrn and force every man they met at the point of the bayonet to go to the wharves to load belies on barges for the sea. Negroes, business and professional men were driven to the water front, sur rounded by a cordon of bayonets and '■oinpelled to assist fn handling th<- dead. RAILROADS HKAVY LOrtKlK Great Property Lom Suffered by the Lines in Texas. The railroads will suffer the loss of millions of dollars in actual da max' to ay nothing of the loss from stopf ■* of business. At Galveston their wharves, warehouses, depot* and tracks are ruin ed. The costly bridge* which connect the island are in ruins and must lie en tirely rebuilt. The international and Great Northern and Harita Fe have con siderable track washed out Hodies Are burnnkP' It b-carae evident Toe*A .. that bury ing the dead would > Ik* abandoned. The heat wasjrC' *e that bodies de eorffposed Ik .1| •<->' eOuld lie 1 ikeu from the debrnc. forekw instead <>f liov b-<Mine the order, and wherever bodies could be seen in ruin-*, the ruins gbted anti the flames licked up ... dead. When the water had roc. - r r jlik! it was po-sibte to dig trim v-- t> *i:- were hurietl where fount I. Del, is , ing belles was burned where it could he done safely Habits grow stronger In iuduigeuce.