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The Caldwell Watchman
I,0 1, 9 1'Ill'1 Bl .t , I,401 ISI:A1 1, 1'l" ll.11, .\I( I'T '0.i, I; 11 FIERCE STORM TAKES HEAVY TOLL IN TEXAS PROPERTY LOSS RUNS INTO THE MILLIONS-DEATH LIST GROW ING-GALVESTON BEARS THE BRUNT-SEA WALL SAVES CITY COTTON GROWERS SUFFER AN ENORMOUS CROP LOSS Estimated That 25 Per Cent of the .i( Crops of Central Texas Destroyed- st Many Place Loss at "Millions of ri Dollars"-Oil Fields Suftered. Galveston, Texas.-Stormswept an'l B)attered, with a loss of only 8 lives, (;Galveston emerged from one of the most severe storms known in the liih tory of the Gulf of Mexico. l!owever, about 500 houses have been crushed .and the island is covered with debris. The 14 lost their lives in an at tempt to reach the Trement Hotel during the height of the storm. Sev eral thousand persons were quar-. v tored in that hotel. Im One thousand feet of the sea wall w has been wa'hed out. It The fire loss has been great. ni Three bath houses and 400 resi- st fences on the bay front were crushed. to The water made a clean sweep a.ong the boulevard. w The storm reached Its height when BI Its velocity was 92 miles. T Martial law was declared. The mayor issued a statement that out- ec side aid will not be needed. m Those who attempt to estimate the de ... nncial. loss the city has sustained I W say that it will equal that of the 1900 St storm, which was estimated at $15,- to 000.000. s0 For more than 48 hours Galveston was wholly out of touch with the w orld, except for a few feeble wireless messages which told but scraps of to news. in The loss of life along the Texas oI coast was estimated at 100 people, d( with several small towns to be heard W from. itl Property loss estimates were vague Ic except in a few instances. Houston. u Texas City and Port Arthur advices rs gave fairly definite figures for those cl places. but most of the other towns tl reported in such phases as "consider-. able," "very heavy" and "not yet es- b timated." a In addition there was an 'enormous o loss to cotton growers, some esti- c mates stating that 25 per cent of the d crop of central Texas was destroyed, ' :nd placing the loss at "millions of u dollars." The oil fields suffered severe- w ly and it is probable it will take $500. 000 to replace destroyed derricks, re cap unroofed tanks and repair dam aged machinery. h That the death list did not ap- o proach that of the storm of 1900 was F (tue to two causes-the strength cf i the Galveston sea wall and the haste ' with which residents of the coastal a plains sought places of refuge as the ' result of warnings of the government. Galveston Storm of 1900. Galveston, on September 8, 1900, was the scene of the most terrible c tragedy resulting from purely natural a causes in the history of the American F continent. A West Indian hurricane, r lasting 18 hours-the wind veering in i f-very direction and reaching a maxi- i mum velocity e timated at 135 miles an hour-swept over the city. Frye Case to Commlrsion. F Washlngton.-The American reply s to Germany's last note on the sinking F of the American sailing ship, William I P. Frye, made public here by the r State Department, accepts the propo sal that damages be fixed by a mixed 6 commission, and that the disputed treaty provisions be submitted to ar bitration at The Hague, but calls on Germany for a statement, meanwhile, as to whether she intends to conduct " her future naval operations in accord- r ance with her interpretation of the 1 Prussian-American treaty, or those of a the United States. Opposition Fails to Stop Marines. Washington.--One company of American marines has landed at St. A Marc, Haiti, and taken control of I the town. An attempt to oppose the ' landing failed. t Strike in Corset Works. Bridgeport, Conn.--Between 1,500 and 1,800 employes of the Warner Bros. Company, makers of corsets, struck for an eight-hour day with 10 P hours' pay. The strikers are virtually F all women and girls. 'ik 6.0 ...L .U A h .Vt. . 1li s Laura (.rave., daughter of t, 5tO of'!' tIiOhtm in the Adirondacks rnd gmmin of New York state. i v G[thVIitCr lin IMS TWO CITIZENS OF U. S. LOSE S LIVES WHEN ARABIC IS I ,a TORPEDOED. hi London.-At least five passengers, a two of whoAm were Aer icans, and t d40 members of the crew lost their live, s when the White Star liner Arabic wa torpedoed and sunk by a German sum - d marine off Fastnet. Nine other pas sengers are missing and are believed to have perished. The two Americans who went down .. with the ship were Mrs. Josephine Bruguiere of New York and Edmund I T. Woods. Captain Finch and the other offi cers of the Arabic assert that the sub- e marine gave them no warning. They d declare the torpedo was fired as they v were ging t to the rescue of the c steamer Dunsley, which had just been sb torpedoed, presumably by the same ti submarine. a; American Officials Wait. 0o Tension increased in official quar- R1 ters \fwhen consular message forward- l ing affidavits of American survivors n of the British liner Arabic broughtt o definite information that the vess,l 0 was torpedoed without warning, and r that at least some Americans had been h lost. One point remains to be cleared i up--whether the Arabic attempted !o ram the submarine or whether a change of the liner's course to assist r the already sinking British steamer Duns!ey, near by. was misinterpreted. by the German submarine commander f as a hostile approach. The attitude e of the American government is re- I' ceptive, anxiously awaiting accurate t details and reserving judgment as to t whether the action was "deliberately t Paper Says Americans Defeated. San Antonio, Texas.--Under the heading: "It is Rulmored the Town of Lercedes, Texas, Taken ly Rebels." El Democrata, a newspaper at Mata- i mores, Max., published a startling story of how Mexican rebels defeated I an American army and captured the Texas town. Calls Lynching Deliberate Murder. Salt Lake City, ITtah.--The Amern. can Bar Association unanimously' adopted a resolution pronouncing the Frank lynching a "wilful and delibe rate murder by mob violence," and i urging every effort to bring the per. petrators to trial I Big Decrease in immigration. Washington. - Preliminary filgures i issued by the immigration bureau I show a 66 per cent decrease in the I immigration during the first week of August, compared with the same pe riod a year ago, while every month this year has shown a decline of from I 65 to 79 per cent. GermanR Lost in Sea Battle. London.-A dispatch to the Central 1 News Agency from Petrograd says: "The president of the Duma has an nounced that the Germans lost the battle cruiser Moltke. three cruisers and seven torpedo boats in the Riga battle." Torpedo Boat Rescues Mail. Christiana, Norway, via London. A German submarine stopped the Norwegian mail steamer Irma within Norwegian territorial waters, but the timely appearance of a Norwegian tor pedo boat on the scene prevented further interference. Fruit Ship Still Missing. New Orleans.-No news was receiv ed here of the Marowijne, United Fruit liner missing since the recent West Indian hurricane. GOVERNOR REVIEWS LOUISIANA GUARD Y*O MILITIA MAKES FINE SHOWING u MARCHING IN FULL FIELD EQUIPMENT. dit SPECTATORS LINE STREETS t rfe Parade and Ball Mark End of First Week of State Military Encamp- of ment-Evidence of Splendid pr Training. fom Shreveport.- fo1 A review of the Louisiana State sei Guard and a reception and ball at the de Slotel Youree to Gov. IHall and staff tei were prominent features which mark ed the close of the first week of the state military encampment. The to weather was ideal for the review and plh the streets through which the guards- de men passed were lined with enthu- th siastic spectators. clh Gov. Hall reviewed the parade from En a grandstand erected on the court- of house square. With him were Adju- ni: rant General Oswald W. McNeese, co several members of his official staff, on and several ladies. VY The infantry made a splendid show- gIu ing,. the men being in khaki uniform with fiel(l equipment, and giving evi- gi dlence of splendid training. The troops fu were led by a detail of mounted w: police. of br vi BRIEF NEWS AND NOTES. zil lii Northeast Louisiana was the prey of the elements and considerable damage was done in Shreveport and vicinity. The Shreveport damage was confined to the Pinehurst residence sub-division, and consisted of destruc-' tion of fences and other slight dam- M age. It is believed that the tail-end W of a cyclone, which cut a wide swath ho of destruction in De Soto parish, th struck Shreveport. The cyclone hit stt Kingston, in De Soto, shortly after to noon, destroying everything in a path dig of about 100 yards wide. A number az of barns, residences, and fences are Bi reported destroyed, among them to buildings owned by D. S. Scott and Israel Pickins. Among the destroyed structures is the Methodist Church at b3 Kingston. No loss of life has been di reported. bt - ht L. T. Lillie, leader of the "recall" st faction which is trying to oust the ec city officials of Hammond, and Co- at lumbus Reed, filed with Secretary of W State Millsaps a certificate from the a¬ clerk of court, who is ex-officio regis. d' ter of voters, of Tangipahoa, setting forth the number of residents of the ward in which the town is located. C1 William C. Harder of New Orleans, " whose name became familiar to the t newspaper reading public in connec tion with the rat-proofiin.g ordinance /some months ago, entered suit for li-it bel against Martin Behrman, mayor of the city for $7,500 damages. During the heavy rain that fell at Forrest Hill, lightning struck a tree in the yard of W. R. Graham, tearing , it to pieces. The shock rendered Mr. and Mrs. Graham and their son. i Archie, unconscious for several min- ( utes. Division No. 2, of the First District ft Sunday School Association. held its ye second rally at the Methodist Church cr in Donaldsonville, with the Sunday tc schools of St. Patrick, St. James, Plat- h tenville and Donaldsonville participat- ni ing. The regular fall term of the Crimi nal Court will convene at MansfieldI C on September 6. This is a term main- a ly for the trial of criminal cases. ci There are several homicide cases to a be investigated by the grand jury. h: The Southern Sabine Singing Con vention met at Union with the follow ing classes present: Union, Victoria 1 and Toro. Cassie Ford was elected tc president, and Miss Onie McCollister t secretary. d The rains of the past few days have been timely, and the farmers near White Castle are busily engaged in h planting strawberry plants. tl A fourth section application was L granted to the carriers in the matter c of rates on scrap tin from various points in Louisiana. New cotton is now being marketed tl at Homer. Several new bales have b been sold here during the past few t days. (Irossed to tl'e tfma. ,-.-rs ,. ltli: , I where storm dantt It' I; , r part cd to have occurred by ti,. Sta;to lHoard of Elqulization: "Baton ItotI O., Ia.. "Dear Sir: mlnunedi:t(.iy on r*t(.,ip ,f' this letter, you \ 1 ill n iu( e t(lilligett ',nquiry into) thel co' rdiitdinc credittdl i: your parish as a re.sult ( thei. st.,rt,i a hich has affected portions of thi, SE( rate during the last l'.w wayvs. "After having .stabl.lthed thie con ditions above rtequi stetl, you N ill n :tol: a full report of your inv't' i: attion.: to, this board, stating thl' danllal;tL' donl RE to the several (lasses of prope.rty ; RE fected by the said stormn, and I;tal', such recomnendat ills a:: ill your. judgement would \\arratlt a re'dll(tion The of asSessmlent on tIlt: e classes t'i o property. "As this report is oth!itci t and to form a supplement to our a lbstrac'. same must be exectt Id undeIr oath It' - fore a notary or other ofsfcr with a seal and the con lcurrenu o of the presi- inml ldent of the police jury and his cotun- ,.,, f ter signature attacited." alli con The- distinguished services rendered dia to the American government and po(o- the I pie in Mexico by Senor .1. M. ('ardoao Da: dtie Oliveira, the Brazilian minister to res that country, who was in active eot charge of the affairs of the American :nt It embassy in Mexico ('ity for a periodl blt of sixteen months, was titti:ngly recoa;- syv I- nized in the magnificent welcome na- i1 corded him by state. nation and city rar on his arrival in New Orleans from c(h; Vera Cruzaon board the United States obj gunboat Sacramento. rr Throughout the day he was th. its guest of the state and city at variou- tido functions, the brilliancy of whitch tlh I was enhanced by a gorgeous display to of uniforms representative of every , branch of the naval and military s, r an viceof the nation and state. The lir at zilial colors were displaytd on pub- o.] lic b~iildings, and everything possible I'in wascdone by the governor anti the wi ma r to Indicate to Senor Cardoso ca th e was welcome. tot ha R i from behind a wagon In tie 's fvofley car, S awrence Moo ~years old, of New Orleans, was Badly hurt that he died a few de hou later. The boy was running in the r of a wagon on Poplar t stred, near Joliet, and when he at temped to get on the sidewalk, he to did aDt notice the approach of a Maa- bh r azinecar, and got directly in its path. r Before the motorman could bring it ell to a stop, the boy was knocked down. 1 fr Poachatoula community was visited v1 t by asevere rain and wind storm which n did considerable damage to property, i but ID far no one has been reported of hurt. During the heavy rain lightning strut the Lutheran Church, almost competely demolishing the tall steeple and breaking all of the stained glass winn ws in the building. The dam e age will amount to several thousand in . dollIs, covered by insurance. I Tie Young Men's Branch of the e ri Chajber of Commerce of Baton Rouge will order the electric slogan sign whi@ it has pledged itself to present to tle city within the next two weeks. It nts decided at a meeting to rush Sthe sign with all despatch, and have it ih position, if possible, within a month.11 New Orleans ranked second among the country's ports in total foreign conmerce during the fiscal year of e 1915with $289,000,000, an increase of tl gsix jillion; third in imports, with I r. eigNy million, a decrease of nine mil. - lion, and third in exports with $209, fl - 000,(00, a decrease of fifteen million. st 'ilbur Spenecer, aged 49, and a t farer residing on the La Casine ba - you was accidentally drowned in the A i canal. The unfortunate man is said re y to t ve been fishing and it is believed t t- he accidentally fell into the canal and. S t- not being able to swim, was drowned a' befre assistance could reach him. i- A movement is on foot at Lake w d Ch'les to vote three and a half mills i- additional tax for maintenance of the s. city schools and $125,000 in bonds for :oa 3ew high school. The proposition k halbeen placed before the city school c: bogtd which will call a mass meeting. n r- At a meeting of the police jury at h a IMroe arrangements were completed tl d to )arrow $12,000 for the general fund k r torke care of the outstanding in. g detedness and to finance the parish for the balance of the year. ' r itbe severe West Indian storm which n has wrought so much damage along b the ¶exas gulf coast vented a portion st of its fury along the southern coast of h a Loiisiana, the damage to property and fl r crag is expected to be large. s1 peause of a failure to return ceS! it ,u~lists of the educable children inl 4 th# midst, St. John and Grant par. le i are threatened with the loss of w thi share of the state's general giol fund for the next four years. U.S M IAY HELP COTTON GROWERS SECRETARY M'ADOO TO DEPOSIT $30,000.000 IN FEDERAL RE SERVE BANKS. RE-DISCOUNT COTTON LOANS The Announcement Came at the Clcse of a Day's Speculation in Official Circles as to the Nature of the Steps to Be Taker.. Washington. - - ''reasur:" ofiHials , Inade publlic an announceme'nt by See- º retary Mle.\doo that as a rc:esult of the i allies' acttil in i putting cotton on the wor contraband list he would. i: necessary. .I ('posit $,OtOO,O)00 or nor in gold in IN the federal reserve banks at Atlanta. SDallas and Ricnhmond, to enable the , reserve banks to re-discount loans on r cotton secured by warehouse receipts 'i made by national banks and sta'o I banks belonging to the federal rest rve BRI System. The gold would be deposited tempo rarfly, at least, without interest a charge. If it should appear that thi object could be accomplh:hed with greater efficeoney thereby. the dlepos- 1. its would be made directly with na- abs, tional banks that would agree to 1:nd ' ( i the money on cotton at a rate not cigi . to exceed 6 per cent. tha v Secretary McAdoo nuthorized the tiat announcement from his summer home whi . at North Haven, 3Me. It came at the coti t. close of a day of speculation in oflf- bar , (:ial circles as to the nature of steps ' which the entente powers have indi Scrated they will take to uphold the cot- O1 ton market in the face of their contra- Wl hand order. jus In 'rio e Many Lives Are Lost. ala Galveston.-A total of 25t known ( dead among residents of southeast aff Texas coast points and crews of ste wrecked craft of all kinds: 65 persons mc t missing, many of whom are believed col to have perished, and damage to crops, rel . buildings, railroads, shipping, live pre ::tock and other property aggregating tur it close to $50,000,000 was the toll taken ,by the hurricane which swept this see- tra tion. These figures were reached ro\ d rom a careful compilation made of sut dwhat are considered the most authen. of tic reports of the loss of life and bri property received since the cessation of the storm. 5ti Crossed the Border. Ita e Brownsville.-Ten 'Mexicans. report- to ed to be deserters from a Carranza col detachment near Reynosa, about 60 wit d miles above here, have crossed into poi Texas, heading northward into Iidal. grE go County. They carried 14 extra Ar rifles and haId 10 horses. Capt. E. Ce SGavazos, Carranza commander at Rey nosa, reported the desertions. United States army patrols are searching in SIlidalgo county for them. cal Several Lives Lost in Storm. of St. Louis.-The Meramec River lined on either side with thousands u of pleasure resorts, club houses and cot summer cottages, went several miles Ril n out of tts banks, swept away most of tor I the buildings and increasing to 20, it th is reported, the number of lives lost il in St. Louis county as a result of the ,. flood which followed the recelit rain- Mi storm here. m Mexicans Hold Americans. sI a Nogales, Ariz.-Frederick Slmpich, I he American consul at Noga!es, Sonora. es id received information that C. E. Cater, ei an assistant superintendent of the d, Southern Pacific railroad of Mexico, ed and two other Americans had been idi made prisoners by Carranza forces:, I which captured Imuris. A demand ra ke was made for their release. tw le Rock Crushes Train; Five Killed. or Charleston.-Five persons were on killed when the smoker and baggage oi car of a passenger train on the Coal ig. River branch of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad were crushed in by a at heavy rock as the train was passing t ed through Pinacle tunnel near McCor ad kle, W. Va. Twenty or more passen in- gers were injured. Ish --- - Flour Bought For Mexico. ch New Orleans.- A cablegram signed 2, ag by General Carranza, received here, Cn on states that the Carranza government Mi of had purchased 510,000 barrels of di ad flour in the United States, to be of shipped to Mexico City to relieve the food shortage, and that bakers in Mex ' ico City had been ordered to lower in the price of bread. This purchase, it - was stated, was in addition to $100,- o of 000 worth of flour shipped to Vera n Cruz during the last few weel , 71' # ' 1 . riEOPHILO BRAGA. TI,. "'i,. ilt, iH'a;:;. \w ha \\a. 1A)'[tor Arr."iaga \t[as ftrcetd e1teo r -i' n. i- mL n tf hi h l' reputattio: in ti.. world of letters as well as of politit -. ENGLAND PUTS BAN ON ALL U. S. COTTON BRITISH PROPOSE TO INITIATE RELIEF MEASURES AT t ONCE. Lonidon. --Cotton ha s h,, n ocal:tr l a(ccording to a statement! i by Ithe For. Seign Otlce. !'hoi stattnliv tt declar+, that the gove'rnlll ent Itpr to ini Sliate 0tt -.ures t o- 0 relieve\ dtpr* . sion which might teitporarily i tourb ti, e cotton iLtariet , bt(aust, of the c(o:nl'tI 1 tband order. ' The announcement in part follows: "His majesty's governlt n' has do clared cotton absolhute (,1 r;tralban:d. a-" While the circumstances might have justified such action at an earlier pce 'riod, his majesty's government is glat to think that local conditions of ae fe American ilteroets likely to be St affected are more favorable for such a o step than they were a year ago, and moreover his majesty's government i contemplates initiation of measures to relieve as far as possib)le abnormal de de pression which might temporarily dis Ig turb market conditions. 'n The declaration making cotton con d- traband is effective immediately. A d royal proclamation concerning the )f subject was published in a suppleme'int n" of the London Gazette. It is very id brief. Italy Declares War on Turkey. London. - Marquis di (arronl, Italian ambassador to Turkey, handed 't. to the porte a note declaring Italy ta considered herself in a state of war U0 with Turkey and demanded Pis pass to ports, according to an official tele 11. gram from Constantinople received at ra Armsterdaf and transmitted to the E, Central News. 7. d Cotton Growers Have Plan. if San Antonio, Tex.-A resolution calling on the United States govern ment to place an embargo on thile sa,' of supplies to the allies "nnless t:he r, seas be opened to commerce." was is unanimously passed at a meeting of id cotton growers, held at the Kirby %s Rifle Club, five miles east of San An of tonio. It Ist Mexicans Kill Policeman. lo Fort Worth.-Recent trouble in the In- Mexican quarter here reached a cli max when Peter Howard, a police offi cer, was killed by two Mexicans, who Flashed his throat and .tabbed him 4, while he was on duty. Tih Mexicans ·a. escaped. he Bush Qualifies as Receiver. St. Louis.-Benjamin F. Blush, pres n ident of the Missouri Pacific and St. s, Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern •d railroads, qualified as receiver of those two roads before Judge Dyer in fede rial court here. Mr. Bush gave two bonds, each for $100,000. Foreigners Oppose Intervention. Buenos Aires.-A meeting was held here with the object of protesting against the intervention of the UniteJ a States in Mexico. Manuel U-arte, the Spoet, delivered an address. The at tendance at the meeting was rather scant. Americans in Canadian Ranks. London.-There are no fewer than ed 2,000 Americans in the ranks of the re, Canadian military contingent, said nt Major General Samuel Hughes, Cana of dian minister of miltla, at a meeting be of Americans held here. he "Commission Adjourns. er Chlcago.-The United States Com. mission on Industrial Relations, which for two years has been investigating industrial unrest and its causes, cono acluded its session and adjourned.