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Those irijured are:.J. B. Hampton, aged
70; Miss Luella Hampton, aged 23; Mrs.
Malinda Jemm, ased 70; Aubrey Hamp
ton, internally hurt; Thomas Hampton,
badly cut and bruised; Emma Hampton,
arm broken; Mrs. P. C. Vernon, collar
bone and rib broken; Ernest Stevens, in
ternally injured; Leslie Stevens, slight
bruises en head; Allen Fly, internal in
juries; Mrs. J. \. . Fly. internal Injuries;
Miss Fly, badly bruised.
All of the sixteen houses were totally
destroyed. Mr. Hampton had $400 in
money and this was blown away and only
a part of it has been recovered.
The baby of Jim Chrisman, colored, re
ported lost, was found 3J0 yards from the
house at 10 o'clock l-«-ing near a branch
uninjured. One of the family dogs was
lying by its side.
At Lavergne. sixteen miles south of here
on the Nashville. Chattanooga and St.
Louis road, the velocity of the wind was
marvelous and from best reports lasted
only' about twenty seconds. In this short
time about thirty-five dwellings were
turned Into kindling wood. The loss of
life Is small compared with the miracu
lous escapes made. The wind made a
swath about 200 yaras wide through the
middle of the town. The Lavergne HlgU
School and the station, the two largest
buildings, were laid flat. The railroad lost
four section houses also. The victims of
the tornado are:
GEORGE ROBERTSON and his six -
months-old child.
Mr. Robertson's house, which was a
strong log structure, was in the middle
of the path of the storm and was laid flat
on the ground. At the time Robertson
and his child had retired and his wife
was sitting near the bed reading, and be
fore the latter could even warn either her
husband or the child death claimed them.
Mrs. Robertson's escape was marvelous.
When found the unfortunate man was
pinned across the back by a large timber
and a great scar was on. the back of hi s
neck. No mark could be discerned on the
body of the child. .Both are thought to
have met Instant death. ¦ .
In almost every home there "were sev
eral injured, those most seriously being:
Mrs. Charlton, collarbone broken; six
year-old child of Mach Jordan, cannot re
cover; Elmore House, seriously injured.
In Williamson County great damage
was done, but the town of Franklin
escaped with a comparatively small loss.
Houses and timber in Sumner County also
suffered considerably, but first reports
sent out from Gallatin were exaggerated.
Great suffering is being experienced by
those deprived of homes at Lavergne and
The rise in the Cumberland River at
Nashville is the most rapid known in
twenty-five years, the water having
climbed twenty feet in gauge since yester
day morning.
Hundreds of Souses Razed and the
Death Roll Increased.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Nov. 21.— Advices re
ceived to-night from the storm-swept sec
tions of Mississippi, Arkansas and
Tennessee indicate that the loss of life
and damage to property la far greater
than at first reported. The difficulties In
the way of securing information from the
devastated sections are almost insur
mountable. The places affected are re
mote anil isolated and at the best they
are not well equipped with means of com
munication and the storm which last
evening carried devastation across the
country at the same time swept away the
wires, so that the telephone and telegraph
wires, alike were put out of service. De
pendence has necessarily been placed on
railroad men and travelers coming from
affected parts.
In Mississippi the greatest loss of life
and damage to property occurred near
Tunica, Lula and Hernando. A report
by courier from a point thirteen miles
from Tunica says that the tornado's de
vastation was so great that It will take
weeks to calculate and repair It. Five
negroes lost their lives on the Haralln
In Tunica the church and a number of
buildings were totally demolished. More
than fifty negroes are missing and It is
feared that several of them perished.
Corn Is reported badly damaged.
At Hernando a white man was killed
and a negro fatally injured by flying
debris. Numerous sawmills, several
residences and hundreds of negro cabins
were blown away. At Love Station J. s.
Doney, a white man, was crushed by fly
ing timbers and is expected to die. The
tornado passed down Coldwater River,
leveling trees and houses in its path.
At Batesville much property damage
was wrought and several persons were
seriously Injured, but no fatalities are re
ported. Several dwelling houses, a num
ber of outhouses and many miles or
fencing were down and scattered.
The roof of the Methodist Church was
twisted off and was blown some distance
from the building. News of terrible havoc
southwest of Batesville Is expected, as
generally the houses In that section are
not securely built.
At ¦ Moscow, ten. miles 'west of La
Grange, several s buildings were swept
away by the wind. No fatalities are re
ported, although many persons ¦ were in
In Memphis there is heavy loss as a re
sult of the storm. Culverts were washed
out and small bridges were swept away.
Lumber firms 'on Wolf River suffered se
verely from the destruction of logs and
it Is estimated that. their. losses will foot
up between $300,000 and $500,000.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 21.—Dis
patches indicate that last night's
storm, which swept over North
ern Mississippi and Central and
Western Tennessee, was one of
I great severity. Advices to the Asso
i elated Press v and from special correspond
, ents show that the loss of life in the ter
! ritory visited by the tornado already
', amounts to sixty-four and the number of
: injured to over fifty. Telegraphic com
! municatlon to the regions visited by the
; cyclone is suspended and it Is feared that
i when the full details are iinown the list
! cf dead will be lengthened.
The following list shows the loss of life,
together with the injured, compiled from
dispatches forced through by courier and
telephone from the devastated territory:
Killed. Injured.
Colnmbin, Tenn •*(» HO
La Grange, Tenn.... .1 0
LnverRne % — 3
Tliompnon 1 °
>olnn«ville 2 8
I Love Station 2 12
j Tunica, Ml** 5 *>
I Lnln. 2Ii*!« . • •* °
! llernando, JIIs* U «
j Ittlti-HYlllr. Ml« > »
(lloslejM Store, Tenn.... U <>
Franklin, Tt-nn O _2
Total* «4 «5
A special from Arkabuckla. Lake
County, Miss., says: Yesterday afternoon
a tornado descended upon this little town
i and as a result of its fearful intensity ten
persons were killed outright and twenty
were Injured. The dead:
JACK KELLUM. aged 10 years.
WILLIAM KELLUM, aged 12 years.
" NICHOLAS BLAKE, aged 24 years.
FOUR CHILDREN of Mrs. Wiliam Mc-
The injured: Press Blake, seriously hurt
internally; John Parker, internally, seri
ous; Mrs. John Parker, seriously crushed;
John Blake, right leg broken; Alpha
Bakewell. leg broken; Charles Roshell.
seriously hurt in back; G. L. Thomason,
Injured in head: "William Scroggan, hurt
In back; C. A. Parker, painfully bruised;
Mrs. Toombs. painfully hurt; Miss Bunch
Bradley, bruised, not seriously; five chil
dren of Robert Pickles, painfully injured;
Gus Alrldge, bruised; Miss Lottie PIckens,
seriously hurt; Ann Jackson (colored),
seriously hu"rt; colored boy, may die.
The storm overwhelmed the town about
5 o'clock In the afternoon and In a few
minutes nearly every building was de
molished. Many of the victims were
pinned under the wreckage and were ex
tricated ¦with much difficulty. The tor
nado passed to the northeast and caused
much damage through the country dis
tricts. - .
Lists of the Dead and Reports of'De
struction of Hundreds of Homes.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 2L—Tennes
see was swept last night by the mest
destructive storm ever known in the
State. More than fifty people were killed
and a hundred more Injured, whlla the
damage to houses, timber and other prop
erty will reach large figures. The &torm
'entered the State from Northern Missis
sippi and swept across In a northeasterly
directlon. Great damage is reported from
the counties bordering on Mississippi and
further on. Columbia, In Maury County,
is the heaviest sufferer. Lavergne, No
lansvllle and Gallatln also felt the wind';?
fury, the storm finally losing Its force
against the Cumberland Mountain ran^e.
Columbia's casualties numbi-r twenty- five
dead and some fifty injured, the list, so
far as known, being as tollows: The
MISS M. J. VILES; all white.
— WINFIELD and child.
GLASS BROWN and wife,
. — FRYESON, cook at the Carels.
Five unknown negroes In the Emer
gency Hospital.
The Injured: Clayton Tucker, badly
bruised and In a dangerous condition; Jo
sie Reed, fatally hurt; Belle Cooper. Mrs.
Jones, Maggie Reed, Lulu Bostick, Mrs.
Sarah Russell, Susie Lovell, all white and
are bruised and have scalp wounds; Will
Hickman. colored, broken thigh; Bob
Howell, colored, seriously hurt in back;
Jim Johnson, Dan Howell, John Fryer,
Lucius Walker. Phllipson, Bill Hick
man. all colored. Injured badly, bruised
and scalp wounds. Lee Farrell was blown
out of the window and badly hurt, but
will not die.
The path of the storm was about 350
yards wide and was through the north
western suburbs of the town. In Its path
everything is completely wrecked. Not
even the iron and stone fence of the arse
nal grounds is standing. The houses of
Captain Aydelott, the Farrells and 'other
large residences were demolished.
With the exception of these four houses
the storm's path was through a section of
the town populated chiefly by negroes and
the poorer classes, and the houses were
hovels. It Is estimated that 150 of them
were totally destroyed and a larger num
ber damaged. The suffering of these peo
ple, rendered homeless and bereft of all
their goods. Is pitiable.
The number of houses destroyed in the
Nolansvllle neighborhood Is sixteen. There
were two fatalities as follows:
Fury of the Winds.
Vessels Wrecked or Disabled by the
ST. JOHNS, N. F., Nov. 21.— The new
steamer Fife, one of Mr. Reid's fleet of
eight mall boats running In the coast
service, was lost in the Straits of Belle
Island Sunday during a dense snow
storm. The vessel was worth $100,000
and It is believed that she was not in
sured. No lives were lost. The crew of
thirty men took to the boats and had a
terrible experience before reaching land.
SOUTHAMPTON. Nov. 21.— The Red
Star steamer Friesland, Captain Nichels,
which sailed from New York November
7 for this port and Antwerp, passed
Hurst Castle at 9:35 this morning In tow
of two tugs. The Friesland's rudder was
disabled. She was taken by the steamer
Cluden In the vicinity of the Scilly
Islands en Monday.
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.-The White Star
liner Oceanic, which arrived this after
noon from Liverpool and Queenstown.
was somewhat delayed by adverse winds
and rough seas. Nearly all the passage
northwest gales, rough and squally
weather, with very high seas, were en
countered. Nothing was seen of the de
layed steamer Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse.
The Holland-American steamer Amster
dam, from Rotterdam and Boulogne,
which was due to arrive in this port last
Sunday, was sighted off the Sandy Hook"
lightship at 6:50 o'clock to-night •
CLEVELAND, Nov. 21.— A heavy west
erly gale, which at times reached a
velocity of sixty' miles an hour, swept
over Northern Ohio to-day, prostrating
telephone and telegraph wires in all di
rections. In this city the wind played
havoc with chimneys, trees and plate
plat-s windows. The temperature Is fall-
Ing rapidly.
¦ The wind and rain created havoc all
over the city, according to the reports re
ceived yesterday by Commissioner Man
son of the Board of Public Works. The
force of the water caused twenty-three
breaks In sewers, twelve of which were
in the old fashioned cement pipe sewers
which were constructed twenty-flve years
The Daisy Rowe was built on Humboldt
Bay In 1S79. She was 117 tons net burden.
94 feet 5 inches long, 29 feet beam and 7
feet 5 Inches deep. George H. Cdll'ns was
her managing owner. She was one of the
best-known schooners in the lumber fleet
and has weathered many a storm in
which larger vessels went £own. A short
time ago she had new masts put in and
was otherwise fully overhauled. Her loss
will como on the owners as she was not
Insured. '.". : rV'''
A Night of Dismay and Danger in
the City and on the Bay.
"The Daisy Rowe went ashore at 7 p.
m. and two hours later there waa not
enough of her left to make It worth
while packing it away. After the wreck
we made our way to the lighthouse sta
tion and there the keeper -Sid everything
In his power for us. All that he had was
at our disposal and all night long he min
istered to our wants. Yesterday morning
we walked to Sausallto from the light
house and Just succeeded in catching the
1 p. m. boat for San Francisco. 1 'don't
want any more wrecks In mine."
"That roller threw the schooner so hard
against the rocks that her seams all
opened up and she began to fill. I went
down into the cabin to secure my ciothes
and some $30 In money, but found the
cabin flooded. The forecastie was also
flooded and I saw there was no hope for
the vessel. I told the men to save them
selves. H. Anderson, one of the crew,
volunteered to swim ashore with a Hfo
line. He succeeded, but had a terrible
time of it. The remainder of the crew
got ashore on the line, but when I was
leaving the vessel broke up and I was
caught In the wreckage.
"While I was wondering what was the
matter I noticed that the tlJe was setting
us down Into that little cove jusi this
side of Bonita. in which the City of New
York was wrecked. Even then I did not
think of danger and when we got a3 far
as I thought we ought to go I let ko Jhe
anchors. They would not hold ind we
went on the rocks. Then o.'ie of th« sail
ors named Olsen got over the side and
perched himself on one of the ro?ks
among which we were imbedded. With
out a moment's warning the sea «rol up
and a heavy roller that came In through
the Golden Gate swept him away. Luck
ily It carried him ashore.
"I never saw a vessel break up so ijuick
ly in my life." said Captain Nyman yes
terday. "It seemed as though th-2 ele
ments broke loose the moment we struck
the rocks. When we left Valiejo for Coos
Bay in tow 'of the Frolic all seemed fair
sailing and when we made fail off Lime
PoJnt I had no thought of disaster. There
was a fair sailing breeze anl we haJ the
last of the ebb with us. When off Diablo
the wind fell light, but I thought nothing
of it. never dreaming it was the calm be
foro the storm.
Within an hour there was not enouga of
the Daisy Rowe left on or near the beach
to make a morning's kindllrg wood. At
11 p. m. it was blowing seventy mlks an
hour at Point Bonita and how much
harder it blew after that nobody knDW3
as the wind-gauge was carried away.
crew pulled nlm ashore, but be had a nar
row, escaps. «*i
After many vain attempts the four men
left on the Daisy Rowe got a line ashore
to the two men who had reached land.
Then the desertion of the scnooner began.
Captain Nyman was the last to leave the
boat and while he was making, his way
ashore the Daisy Rowe went to pieces and
be was left struggling in the water. His
Suddenly the Daisy Rowe struck and al
most simultaneously a heavy swell came
In through the Golden Gate and the wind
began to rage. One of the crew got over
the side with the intention of swimming
ashore. A roller came in and threw him
bruised and bleeding on the beach. An
other member of the crew attempted to
take a line ashore and he also was nearly
killed. The captain and four remaining
members of the crew went to secure their
effects, but they found both the fore
castle and cabin full of water and ab
solutely no ; chance of saving a single
thing. All hands lost everything they had
aboard, except what they stood in. p''i\2
' The schooner Daisy Rowe arrived from
Cooa Bay last week and was taken direct
to Vallejo by the tug Frolic. After dis
charging her* cargo of lumber she was
towed down the river and as far as Lime
Point Tuesday afternoon. Captain Ny
man at once made sail, but there was
little wind and the last of the ebb tide
was running. A sudden eddy caught the
boat and set her In for Point Bonita.
When near Diablo all control of the
schooner was lost and she rapidly drifted
in toward the rocks. An attempt was
made to hold her with an anchor, but
there was no holding ground on the rocky
Six men had a battle with the elements
on Tuesday night that they will not soon
forget. All of them escaped, thanks to a
friendly wave, but two of them were so
exhausted when they reached the beach
that they would have died had It not been
for the kindly assistance of the lighthouse
keepers, at Point Bonita.
Great Storm Near Point Bonita.
Schooner Daisy Rowe Lost During
It was a wild night on the bay, but for
tunately no serious damage was done. But
In the darkness of the night, with the
wind raging seventy miles an hour, the
schooner Daisy Rowe went on the rocks
near Point Bonita and was battered' into
kindling wood. The crew of six men bat
tled for their lives and won. San Fran
cisco escaped fortunately, therefore, from
one of the most furious storms in Its ex
Houses rocked and swayed, but not as
badly as the Imaginations of nervous men
and women made them believe. Fences
were blown down and here and there the
roof of an unstable structure was blown
away. Sewers were demolished, telephone
and telegraph wires played pranks and
havoc reigned all over the city. At the
Presidio the soldiers suffered from the
onslaught of the elements, and it is esti
mated that $2500 damage was done to tents
and buildings. At I o'clock yesterday
morning the furious wind was at its
height and then the gauge on the .Mills
building registered forty-four miles an
its fury of wind and rain, was
severer than any other which had visited
the city in years, but the weather prophet
assures us that it is all over and that the
people of the East and Southeast are now
suffering the experience which so agi
tated us. Fortunately comparatively lit
tle damage was done to property.
clothes, mending Ks fences and
trying to recover from the shakes.
The storm of Tuesday night. In
Failing to Blow Open the Through Express
Safe Their Haul Is Very Small.
not be effected.
The robbers finally announced that they
had no more dynamite, and then they
gave up the task of forcing open the door.
Then, picking up the local express box
and several packages, they ran to their
horses which had been hitched near by
and rode rapidly away. No attempt was
made to disturb or molest the passen
gers except for an occasional shot at an
Inquisitive passenger who peered out of
a car window.
Messenger Avery was badly hurt about
the head and face by flying splinters
hurled about by the dynamite explosions.
One side of his face was terribly lacer
ated and several teeth were knocked out.
He was sent to his home at St. Louis oti
the same train.
The top and one side of the express car
were shattered to splinters.
The Sheriff of Hot Springs County or
ganized a posse and started at once in
pursuit of the robbers. The train crew
say the bandits are amateurs, as they
went at their work in a bungling fashion.
All wore masks.
The trainmen say the small box carried
oft by the robbers contained about $500.
It is positively known that the robbers se
cured several sacks of silver coin, con
taining $&o.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21. — News was received
here to-night of the holding up of the
Iron Mountain cannon ball train, bound
north, at GlfYord. Ark., a few miles this
Bide of Malvern Junction. The holdup
occurred at 7:30 o'clock and was partici
pated in by half a dozen men.
The bandits had built a huge bonfire on
the track, undoubtedly figuring that It
would cause the engineer to bring the
train to a standstill. He. however, fearing
tin attempted robbery, opened the throt
tle and sought to push through the ob-
Ftructlon. Several ties, of which the fire
was made, caught in the pilot and soon
brought the train to a stop. Instantly
three masked men ordered the engineer
r.nd fireman to leave the engine at once.
Another robber went to the side of the
car, hailed the conductor and ordered
Mm to remain inside. Each' order was
obeyed. While the four robbers were
standing guard and occasionally firing a
phot to frighten the passenpv-rs. th*>ir two
accomplices entered the express car and
ordered Messenger Samuel R. Avery to
"step aside or get to the other corner."
The large safe was charged five times
•with dynamite, each explosion making a
terrific noise and tearing off portions of
the car. A large hole was bored into the
door of the safe, but an entrance could
Committee Decides to Make Beduc-
tion cf Thirty Millions a Year.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 21.-The Republi
can members of the Ways and Means
Committee made such progress to-day
VflXh the bill to amend the war revenue
law that It is expected that the first draft
will be completed by to-morrow night.
The committee decided to-day to make a
reduction of $30,000,000 a year. This Is the
amount suggested by Secretary Gage yes
terday and It Is understood meets the
views of the President. In fact, the mem
bers of the Ways and Means Committee
who saw the President last evening say
that before Secretary Gage appeared be
fore the committee the whole matter had
been carefully considered by the President
ar.d Secretary-
Briefs of interested parties are being re
reived and considered, but the committee
has given no hearings and will not do so.
General Grosvenor was not at the meet
ing to-day, having gone to Ohio for a few
days. -
Seek Reciprocity Treaty.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 21.— Negotiations
r.re In progress between the State Depart
ment and the Russian Government, as
represented by Special Commissioner Kas-
Ron and Embassador Casslni. looking to
the making of a reciprocity treaty under
the terms of the Dingley tariff act. As
both countries are large producers or raw
material, and as Russia is making enor
mous strides in the development of manu
factures of metals and textiles. It Is with
great difficulties that the plenipotentiar
ies can find articles to form the basis for
tariff reductions for such a treaty. A vex
ations commodity, for instance, is sugar,
which is produced In rapidly Increasing
quantities, and Is now marketed In the
Kdted States.
In a Fury of Wind and Rain a Schooner Lost on the Bonita Rocks.
Raging Elements Create Alarm.
LONDON, Nov. 22.— At a late hour
last night the information leaked
out that Field Marshal Lord Rob
erts had accidentally received se
vere injuries. The accident oc
curred on Sunday last while Lord P.oberts
was riding. His horse fell with him and
he was shaken and bruised, but no limbs
v.-ere broken. As he lias sir.ce sent uis-
I'Ctches to the War Office, it is believed
that he is performing his usual duties, es
j.ec!a!!y as he has not mentioned the acci
The officials of the War Office say they
j.re not "in a. position to report arythlng
Early This Morning.
MARSEILLES. Nov. 22. 8:20 a. m.— The
cruiser Gelderland, with former President
Paul Kruger on board, is entering: the
The Gelderland Entered the Harbor
The reported death of General Schalk
burger. acting President of the Trans
vaal since Mr. Kruger's departure, is dis
credited here. There is a mere rumor that
ho died at Johannesburg November 9, but
the report lacks confirmation.
in connection with the accident to Lord
Loss of Life in Southern States May Num
ber Hundreds When Full Details of
Widespread Storm Are Received.
mander in Chief Is Severely Bruised,
But No Bones Are Broken.
Field Marshal's Horse Falls and the Com-
HONOLULU, H. T., Nov. 14. — Honolulu and the Hawaiian Inlands have Jast been visited by one of
the tvornt triad ntorms that has been experienced for years. The weather bureau nay* that the nturm
fa making; it™ way to the Pacific Coast, where it is likely to be severe. For three days from the !»th
a continuous Kale blew over all the Island*, mnklncr heavy Mead in the channel* and compelllni; many
of the Inland vessel* to remain weather bound In nafe place*. No damage 1* reported. The steamer
Ktnaa lost one native sailor overboard and waa not able to recover him. Two men fell from the
steamer .Maul and were rescued. They -were ensrnu«-«l in n flttht on the after deck of the ateamer.
when n violent lurch- threw them over. Both were natives and utrone awlnimera and they awam after
the vessel till they were picked np.
Continued on Second Page*
ago. Eight breaks were discovered In
the small Ironstone and three in the
brick sewers. A large number of storm
water Inlets at the street crossings wera
clogged, especially where the streets are
not paved or are only macadamized.
Fences were blown down at the corners
of Flllmore and Geary. Washington and
Gough, Valencia and Fourteenth and Mar
ket and Fifteenth streets. Manson sa>-3
that in all case3 where fences were blown
down they were twenty feet In height and
this he considers a good argument against
high fences. Two sections of the fence
around Branch Jail No. 3 were blown
down, and it is likely that a low cement
fence will replace It.
The wind blew the skylight off Judge
Hunt's courtroom and his cases wera
tried in Justice Barry's courtroom. Man
son states that the City Hall roof did not
leak and the man who is keeping it in re
pair for $2 per day thinks he, had a good
chance for his money, a condition of his
contract being that the roof must kee>
out the rain.
There was a wild time on the front Tues
day r.Ight. Ships dragged their anchors,
tugs were rushing to and fro averting
disasters, telephone and telegraph poles
were thrown to the ground, yachts were
driven ashore and in several instances
houses partially built were leveled to the
ground. "
The bark Edward May was tied up at
Oakland wharf. The gale caused her to
part her mooring line and she was
thrown across the dock against the new
Mall Company's sheds. The bark was
considerably damaged and a portion or
the new sheds Is. wrecked.
The. British ship Cawdor had a narrow
escape from going on Goat Island. She
was anchored off Pacific street and went
adrift early In the gale. The tug Alert
caught her Just asshe was going ashore.
In another minute she would have been,
on the beach and nothing could hav*
saved her. She had forty-five fathoms of
chain out and the tug had to hold her
up against the gale until all that was hove
In. Then the Cawdor was towed tat»
The French bark Lamordere drifted
from near the Presidio to off the bell on
Alcatraz, where her anchors held. Tha
brig Harriet G came in from Grays Har
bor with a load of lumber and when she
attempted to anchor off Black Point the
wind took possession and she landed
alongside the Lamorciere. Neither ves
sel was damaged. In fact, considering tha
number of narrow escapes on the front,
the amount of damage Is trifling.
The ship Pericles drifted from off Black
Point to near Alcatraz, where her anchors
An unknown pile driver was In collision
with the ship America, carrying away her
topsail yards.
The bark Charles Gounod was ran Into
by a scow schooner. The bark was not
damaged, but the scow was dismasted.
The yawl Royal broke away from her
moorings and collided with the Sausallta
ferry slip. Her port side was stove in
and she Is now at the bottom of the bay.
There was hardly a telephone, outjld«
of the nlckel-ln-the-slot machines, on th«
water front In working order yesterday.
It seems a strange kind of a wind that
would carry away the wires of the regular
subscribers and leave the wires of the
nicbel-in-the-s!ot subscribers standing.
But so it was and there was In conse
quence a big demand for nickels on th«
front yesterday.
All the telegraph poles on the crest o1

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