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QMen s Furnishing^
i Soye Od" r TT tO ! he "P-to-A nJh.l
; employed. We have always had the habit of
I filing b,gh grade good* for a lit/ • uZ than
I our competitors. Again we dem< nit Z onr
| progressiveness by transforming our fl into
Men's Furnishing.
We invite you to the opening of our
»«™ Fall Shirts
w. a, r J e t Hole agents for the celebrated Silver
ikII I%• fnd^ Id hh- Irte; Wil»on Bros. Shirts; Manbat
-11111 J tan Shirts; I nited Shirt and Collar Co.'s Shirts.
ww /^ll\Triiri v Wlmt we nave for men we have for boys—
J* > I IMAi S b°yß aH young aH :$-f™m head to feet. Money
t<Lr VJJII ikJ saved by coming often.
Don't Send Away for Your Fall Supplies Before Calling on
Groceries, Fruits and Produce
Hay, Grain and Poultry.
We carry only the best goods and Bell at most moderate price-. We buy farm produce
and keep •> general line of fanners' supplies, such as Willow Picking Baskets, Tubs and Wash
ers, lin and (.ranite Cooking Utensils, Rope, Lanterns, Axle Cirease, Etc. We will pay you
and take them when delivered, any time in the year.
Groceries, Hay and Grain Delivered Free.
Hum- Mnin CM. Main Street. Colfax, Washington
Farms and Town Property For Sale
No. Acres. Distance From Price. No. No. Rooms. Size Lot. Price.
\ '':'' 2}* miles Sunset $3200 10 7 100x130 $1,250
">° Imile Sunset ... 2,400 22 Two ii 100x120 1M»
:;.'O I mile St. John 4,kmi •_*.< t; 100x100 i'ooo
1 169 2., miles Thornton.. . I UK) XX 6 100x135 1*275
■"' 1120 2 miles Sunset lti.soo 31 6 Tr of 10 lots l'soo
0 -1 P.. miles l>iainond lUXJ 32 5 "mxlOO '-r>o
lr'"( 3 miles St. John 2550 & 4 50x100 r>o
s 160 2 miles St. John ;s,or>o :;."> ■) 50x100 650
'•' ;-" -1,. miles St. John 3,500 33k Trof3acres 1050
::- '.mile Hay 1,200 XXX 1 loOxlim ' l'liio
520 -miles Rteptoe 14,000 All 5 Si'xlOO *725
!- soo Imiles Sunset Ki.ooo
II 560 Imiles Colfax 14.000
15 I'"1 S l.. miles I'liUmuii :!.(ilHi - i»i»i ■!• rii/v
16 160 '.mile Gay 3,000 -\ 111, l 111
IT M 0 3}, miles St. John .. ... 5,250
19 160 Imiles St. John .... 1,400 i~^'\?{~\ TJ T T^X^XT/^V
'.'" 319 3>4 miles Winoua 2,700 VJ"_CjV7. XX. Xjjjill ±1 VJ^V.
"1 320 I.mi les Colfax 2,250 '
180 Smiles St. John 5,200 tu\* r^ * v n icn
150 .'miles St. John 1,000 COLFAX, WASH.
25 154 1 miles St. John 1,600
28 1110 Imiles P&mpa 5,200
30 160 7 miles Thornton.. .... 3,200 ,i c , r T . „ „ „
Also for sale ortrade, well improved farm, 160 r A.' HO 'or sale, a few John I<. Hillor
Hires, in southern California. Whitman County A.tlaee*>. l'rircs right.
11l ke a gpecialty of Pure
U>l >T 1^ \ TJ XTin ID We cc" on|y best.
1 Ijlj > ll^riUAii 35 cents per gallon
Another shipment of delicious bacon just received.
Free Delivery. Phone Black 174 ARMSTRONG ifc CO.
Main Street, CO I. FAX. (Successors to McDOXAU) BROS.)
Hotel ColfhX, J- D- H.gn, Proprietor
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Eleetrrieity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade $3.35, Buckskin $3.00 per cord, by carload
Lacey & Sheldon.
(Sucoeoaon to Bennett A Tarbet)
High Grade Goods at Low Prices j
Headquarters for
Fruit and Vegetables
Telephone Main 48L Main St., Colfax, Wash.
You and your Horse
will be treated ri^ht at
Finest Turnouts in the city.
Teams and saddle horses by the hour,
day or week. St*»ck boarded at reason
able ratee.
H. M. LIDDLE, Propr.
Coll on H. W. Goff for Insurance.
W. O. Busse, formerly with
j >. I*. Loininasson lias opened
j a New and Second Kami Fur
niture Store, iv the oid Flem
miiig building. Being the
I only upholsterer iv Colfax.
! will be pleased to repair your
old lounge or will trade it in
on a new one. A complete
stock of Furniture, Crockery
and <>raniteware on haml.
flintiest price paid for second
hand goods, cash or trade.
! Lock ami Sewing Machines
• Guns and
; Gunsmith. $ Ammunition.
All Kinds of Repairing.
Bring your chickens and eggs to
Averill's store, Elberton. ,
(iathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the In ion.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
tlie Wires for Information of
IJusy Readers.
Wednesday, September 5.
Roosevelt spoke at Detroit.
4.11 but one of the old 0. R. & N.
board of directors were re-elected, as
follows: W. B. Aver, Portland: \V. L.
Bull, New York; E. S. Benson, Portland;
H. W. Cannon, New York: 11. W. Cor
bett, Portland: W. \V. Cotton, Portland;
E. B. Harriman, New York; W. S. Ladd,
Portland: A. L. Mills, Portland; A. L.
Mobler, Portland; Miles C. Moore, Walla
Walla; Winslow S. Pierce, New York;
Mortimer L. Scbiff, New York; H. W.
Scott, Portland, E. 11. Harriman was
reflected chairman of the board of di
The attitude ol the German govern
ment on the Russian proposal to with
draw troops from I'ekin has been made
known to the United States, and it is to
the effect that Germany considers it
necessary to retain her forces in l'ekiu.
Cotton prices advanced 65 points at
New Orleans, standing at .£.'{ 25 a bale.
The eyes of the commercial world are
turned toward Indianapolis. The threat
ened general strike involving 142,000
anthracite coal miners in Pennsylvania
is of international importance. If the
strike is ordered by the national board
of the Dnited Mine Workers approxi
mately 1,000,000 persons will be
David E. Fc.lsom, stockman, heads
the Montana republican ticket for gov
K. S. Thompson, chairman of the na
tional union reform party committee,
announces that the official* count of the
referendum vote shows the nomination
ofSeth Ellis of Ohio for president and
SamuelT. Nicholson of Pennsylvania for
vice president. On the national union
reform ticket Ellis received 1021 votes,
Nicholson 124, all others 2S. Thirty
states and territories participated in the
Thursday, September (>
Frank W. Browning, foreman on a
ranch, near Fresno, Calif , became in
nane, killed a Jap and then blew himself
up in a powder house.
Vermont's republican plurality is 31,
--408. It exceeds by 269] the average of
the last three presidential years and by
598 the average for the last six flection
Still no faeioa in Idaho, and efforts of
leaders for ten day.-* are suspended.
Reports received from Sharpdale, a
small town in southern Colorado, saye
that the fend over the use of the range.
which lias long existed between cattle
men and sheepmen, reached a climax
this week when the cattlemen drove
3000 sheep over a high precipice. The
trouble has grown out of the scarcity of
water along the water courses.
Friday, September 7.
General John A. MeCleruand, a veteran
of the civil war, is near to death at
Springfield, 111.
The census bureau up to last night
had tabulated the returns of 54 cities,
these show a population of 14,044,711.
Thin is an average increase in popula
tion per city of 27.90 per cent.
Lulu Turbening, an insane woman
confined in the Wayne county, Mich.,
asylum,garroted another insane inmate
named Rebecca Tiernan, causing her iv-
Btant death.
The war department has been in
formed of the arrival of the transport
Warren at Nagasaki yesterday with two
battalions of the Ninth cavalry and re
cruits aboard. The health of the troops
is reported to be excellent. The Warren
will proceed to Manila.
The postoffice department issued a
"fraud order" against the American
Teachers' Agency, the American Civil
Service College, L. I). Bass manager, R.
M. Mines secretary and treasurer, and
L. D. Kass and R. M. Mines individuals,
all of Washington, D. C.
Deciduous fruit shipments from Cali
fornia to eastern points so far this sea
son show a falling of of 225 carloads,
as compared with the same period last
year. Up to last Monday the shipments
this season amounted to 4710 cars.
California democrats nominated an
electoral ticket.
Saturday, September 8
The proposed big strike of coal miners
in the anthracite region has been post
James J. Corbett left for Europe, it is
said with an actress, and deserting his
second wife. The wife says bis recent
fight with McCoy wan fixed, and in this
sln> is support-d by McCoy's wife, who is
suing for divorce.
Mrs. Ellen J. Foster of Washington,
D. C, is to stump Kansas, Colorado,
Utah. Idaho and .South Dakota for the
The bark May Flint, laden with 5000
tons of coal from Seattle, collided with
the bark Vidette in San Francisco har
bor, while trying to nail in. She then
drifted onto the bow of the battleship
lowa and soon sank. It is feared the
lowa was much damaged.
Saa Francisco celebrated in style the
fiftieth anniversary of the admission of
California to statehood.
The republicans of Ohio formally
opened the presidential campaign at
Youngstown with a large parade, fol
lowed by a meeting which for enthusi
asm, eloquence and attention has rarely
been equaled in the Buckeye state. Three
oratorical star*. Senators Chauncey If.
Depew, J. B. Foraker and Marcus A.
Hanna, drew thousands of visitors from
all parts of Ohio and western Pennsvl
Sunday. September 9.
The steamship Elihu Thomson arrived
from Cape Nome, bringing 200 pass
engers, many of whom are wituout
means. The Thomson sailed from Nome
August 28, and her officers report con
ditions but little changed. There are
about 15,000 people there, many „f
tnem m destitnte circumstances, and as
winter approaches much nneaniness pre-
Tails among the unfortunates, as they
can see no prospects ol getting away
and nothing ahead but suffering and
perhaps death.
The national executive board of the
United Mine-Workers of America ad
journed »u»> die without promulgating
a formal indorsement of the application
of the miners of the anthracite coal c'is
tncts for permission to strike.
Ihe action of the national executive
board of the United Mine Workers, in
session at Indianapolis, in declining to
declare a strike involving the miners of
the entire anthracite coal fields until
further efforts at conciliation have been
made, is taken among the mine workers
at Hazelton, Pa., as an indication of
level-headeduess on the part of the lead
ers, and thej are now confident that the
way is open for bringing about a settle
ment through arbitration, although
only a few of the mauv operators who
would he affected by the strike have
agreed thus fat to that proposition.
Monday, September 10.
John (ioodnow, the United States con
sul general at Shanghai, after inquiries
in even possible source, learns that the
number of British and American mis
sionaries murdered during the uprising
in China has been <.K\, while 170 others
stationed in Clii Li and Shan Si prov
inces are unaccounted for, and there is
reason for the belief that they have met
the same fate. Of those whose deaths
have been absolutely proved, 22 were
Americans—eight men, eight women and
six children; 27 were British—nine men,
eight women and 10 children.
Carrying out its traditions of many
years with but one preak, Maine went
republican in the state election today
by a large majority. The republican
state ticket was elected, with all four
congressmen and a great niHJority of
the legislature. Chairman Mauley says
"Maine stands by the splendid adminis
tration of William McKinley. The vot
ers of the Pine Tree state have given to
day the largest republican majority ever
given in the history of the state to any
party, with the single exception of four
years ago, when our opponents were
completely paralyzed and threw the
smallest vote they ever cast in a presi
dential year since 1840." Incomplete
returns indicate that the plurality will
be about 33,000: At the September
election in 1896 the republican candi
date for governor was elected by a plu
rality of 4S i :i7T, receiving 82,767 votes,
as against ;J4,JJB7 votes for his demo
cratic opponent. At the state election
in 1898 the republicans had a plurality
of 24,7G(), polling 54,260 votes as
against 29,497 for the democrats.
Because of jealousy, Frank Forrest
shot and killed Willis Howard and
fatally wounded Flora Zinn as they
came out of the door at Rock Creek
church, near Livingston, Montana. He
then suicided.
In an attempt to hold up a Salt Lake
gambling- bouse two robbers were shot
and one captured. (Jeo. Proupse was
aieo wounded.
Speaking of the situation in New
York, Chairman Hanna baid: "We
know that Croker has made a deal with
Bryan. It i« foolish for me to talk
about whining in New York without the
biggest kind of a tight. We have a fight
on our hands, and unless we are willing
to fight as hard as our opponents we
are in danger of getting whipped."
Portland advices say the local wheat
market is unfavorably affected by a
further rise in freights' the Riversdale,
the only disengaged ship in the north
west, being chartered today at 47s (id,
the highest rate paid since 1893.
Coal Miners in Pennsylvania About
To Go Out.
Wilkesbarre, i'a., Sept. 7.—Miners
meetings were held in various parts of
the Wyoming valley tonight and the
anthracite strike situation discussed.
In nearly all the meetings the senti
ment was in favor of abiding by the de
cision of the executive board of the
United Mine Workers, now in session in
Indianapolis. At the meeting held at
Kingston there was much opposition to
a strike. Some of the miners said the
organization was not strong enough to
carry the men through a long strike.
At Wanamie and Glenlyon the miners
were almost a unit for a strike. At the
Woodward mine of the Lackawanna
company this afternoon the foreman
took a vote of the employes to see how
many stood for a strike, it is said, and
only four of 70 men voted not to strike.
The operators in this section are now
convinced that nothing but a miracle
can prevent a strike and they are mak
inir preparations to hire coal and iron
police to guard their mines during the
Robbed and Thrown Off".
Cottage Grove, Or., Sept 7.—John
Dent of Mountain Home, Idaho, en
route to Roseburg with hie wife and
three children, was robbed of $175 and
thrown from a Southern Pacific train
early thin morning near here. Dent and
his family were riding ir. h day coach,
end it is supposed the crime v?as com
mitted about 2a. m., vhen everyone in
the rear car was asL-ep. Dent's arm
was broken in the fall from the train.
Mrs. Dent had on her person between
$2000 and $3000.
Killed in a Runaway.
W. F. Colegrove, a laboring man
about 55 or 60 years of age, who has
been working in this vicinity for the
past two or three years, was fatally in
jured Friday morning in a runaway .says
the Pullman Herald. He had been haul
ing wheat for S. G. Mecklem, and was
just returning to the Mecklem farm,
driving a four-horse team, when the
accident occurred. When near the Sav
age place, three miles trom town, the
team driven by Colegrove was frighten
ed by another team running away be
hind them. Colegrove lost control of
his team and was thrown from the high
seat at a narrow bridge between the
Savage and G. X. Henry farms. He was
dragged some distance, and the wheels
passed over his head, fracturing the
skull at the base, and inflicting injuries
which proved fatal th a few hours.
Bring poultry and eggs to Averill &
Co., Elberton.
Terrible ('atastrnpliy of Wind
and Wave.
Awful Hurricane Boiled the llnnk
era of the CJulf Over the
t'ity of Galveston.
Houston, Tex., Sept. *—A hurricane,
accompanied by a heavy rain, Ims lit- n
blowing along the Texas coast and for
a hundred miles inland today. Galvee
ton is shut off entirely. The last report
from Galveston states that the (iulf
waters were encroaching rapidly on the
beach and that the Hood readied into
the residence portion of the city for sev
eral blocks. The waves were very high
and boisterous in the buy and consider
able damage wan being done to small
craft, though the big boats were not in
any danger.
Worse Than Johnstown,
Houston, Tex., Sept '.).—Stories from
Galveston tell of 2500 people drowned,
the city submerged and awful suffering!
Buildings have crumbled, their occu
pants being thrown into the water which
everywhere covers the island. All ap
proaches from land are swept awaj,
there is lack of water and food will be
Every southern Texas town that is
reached reports one or more dead, and
the property damage is so great that
there is no way ol computing it accu
Galveston remains isolated.
Appalling Calamity Which Has Be-
fallen ihe Southern Town.
Houston, Tex., Sept. 9.—-10 p. m.—
The West Indian Storm which reached
the gulf coast yesterday morning has
wrought awful havoc in Texas. Reports
are conflicting, but it is known that an
appalling disaster has befallen the city
of Galvestou, where it is reported a
thousand or more lives have been blot
ted out and tremendous property dam
age inflicted. Meager reports from Sa
biue Pass and Port Arthur indicate a
heavy loss of life but these reports can
not be confirmed at this hour.
The first news to reach this city from
the stricken city of (ialveston "was re
ceived tonight. James ('. Timmins of
Houston, general superintendent of the
National Compress Company, arrived
here at « o'clock tonight from (ialves
ton. After remaining through the hur
ricane on Saturday he departed from
(ialveston on a schooner and en me
across the bay to Morgan's Point, where
be caught a train for Houston. The
hurricane, Mr. Timmins said, was the
worst ever known. The estimates made
by citizens of (ialveston was that 4000
houses, most of them residences, have
been destroyed and that at least 1000
people have been drowned, killed or are
missing. Some business bouses were
also destroyed, but most of them stood,
though badly damaged.
City a Complete Wreck.
The city, Mr. Timmins avers, is a
complete wreck so far as he could see
from the water front and from the Tre
mont. Wat >r was borne over the island
by the hurricane, the wind blowing at
the rate of HO miles an hour straight
from the gulf aud forcing the sea water
before it in big waves. The gale was a
steady one, the heart of it striking the
city about 5 o'clock yesterday evening
and continuing without intermission un
til midnight last Dlght, when it abated
somewhat, although it continued to
blow all night.
Terrible destruction was also wrought
by the hurricane for 100 miles inland in
Texas as far as Red river on the north.
The valley of the P.razos, which is but
just recovering from the great spring
floods, also suffered immensely.
The fruit, rice and cotton crops are
total lot-see over a large scope of
On the Mississippi
New Orleans, Sept. '(.—The damage in
the storm-stricken section along the
Mississippi river, starting:«) miles below
the city anu reaching to the gulf, \*
|100,000 to the rice crop and a like
amount to truck farms, cattle, poultry
and other property. The river rose six
feet during the storm and flooded the
country through which it pasHcs.
Reliable Estimate* Say Ijohs of Life
Is Appalling.
Houston, Tex., Sept. 10.—Richard
Spillaue, a well known Galveston man,
and day correspondent of the Associated
Press in that city who reached Houston
today after a terrible experience, gives
the following account of the disaster at
"One of the most awful tragedies of
modern times has visited Galveston.
The city is in ruins and the dead will
probably number 1000. lam just from
the city, having been commissioned by
the mayor and citizens' committee to
get in touch with the outside world and
appeal for help. Houston was the near
est point at which working telegraph in
struments could be found, the wires as
well as nearly all the buildings between
here and the Gulf of Mexico being
•'When I left Galveston shortly before
noon yesterday the people were organ
izing for the prompt burial of the dead,
distribution of food and all necessary
work after a period of disaster.
Tempest Was Terrible.
"The wreck of Galveston was brought
about by a tempest so terrible that no
words can adequately describe its inten
sity, and by a flood that turned the city
into a raging sea. The weather bureau
! records show that the wind attained a
velocity of 84 miles an hour when the
measuring instrument blew away, bo it
is impossible to tell what was the maxi
mum. The storm began about 2 o'clock
Saturday morning. Previous to that a
great storm had been raging in the gulf
and the tide was very high. The wind
at firr-t came from the north and was in
direct opposition to the force from the
! gulf, while the storm from the gulf piled
', the water from the bay on the bay part
| of the city.
"Abool DOOa it l.couii.- evident the
city wiih to b« vinited with dinaHf.-r.
Hundreds <>f building* Along rfi*> water
i front were abandoned, tbc occupant!
"••'inn to higher portion* of the city.
l.v.ry home wiiM opened to the refugee*
black or white. The wind wan riMing
conaUDtly, and raia Ml in torreata.
The wind «dh ho Bercc that the ruin cut
like n knife.
Entire < iiy Babaaerged.
"By 8 o'clock the iraten of the K uif
and bay met and by .lurk the entire city
was submerged. The flooding of the
electric light plant and the gas plants
left the city in darkness. To go not into
the HtreetH wai to court death. The
wind was then at cyclonic velocity, roofs
cisterns, portions of buildings, telegraph
poles and walls were (ailing, and tbc
Dotse of the wind and the crashing of
the buildings was terrifying in the ex
treme. The wind and waters roue stead
ily from dark until 10:45 o'clock Satur
day morning. Daring all this time the
people of Galjeston were like rat* in
traps The highest portion of the dty
waa four to five feet under water, while
in the majority of cases the HtreetH were
submerged to a depth of I<> feet. To
leave a boose wan to drown. To remain
was to court death in the wreckage
Such a night of agony ha* seldom been
•Without apparent reason the waters
began to subside at 1:45 a.m. Within
two minutes they hud gone down two
feet, and before daylight the HtreetH were
practically freed of the Hood waters. In
the meantime the wind had veered to
the southeast.
I, ate Conservative fetlauMfl I'laces
Dead at 8000.
Galrestoo, Tex., riept. Ll.—Mayor
\\ alter ('. Jones estimates the number of
dead at r.ooo, nnd be in conserratiTe.
Over 2300 bodies have beea taken out
to Hen already or buried in trenches.
Other hundreds are yet to be taken
from the ruiriH. Then bodies are now
all badly decomposed, and are being
buried in trenctMS where they are found.
OtherH are being burned in the debris
where it can be done safely. There in
little attempt ut identification and it is
wife to say that there will never be it
complete liHt of the dead. Chief of Police
Ketchum iH in charge of the work of
burying the dead. There are large
bodies of men engaged in thin work,
tearing up the ruins and getting out the
corpses. Some of those whose bodies
are being taken out were probably only
injured when they were tirHt struck
down, but there whh no getting relief to
them and they perished miserably.
Soldier Shot Vandals.
The remnant ol regular soldiers sta
tioned here, and it in only a small rem
pant, have joined the police in patroll
ing the city. Sevenil persons have al
ready been shot, it iH reported. A
ioldier of Rafferty'a battery, while pa
trolling the beach this morning, ordered
ii man to desist from looting. The fel
low drew a weapon and the soldier shot
him dead. The soldier wan attacked by
three other men and he kiH^d all of
them. He had four cartridges in his
rifle and each of them found a victim.
Other men have also been shot, but the
details are not known, nor can the ex
act number be ancertaiued. It is prob
able that 2?> were killed.
The ruins of the heavier brick build
ings Imve not yet been searched for the
dead, tind there is a large number in
them. In the masa of rubbish which
marks the nite of the Lucas Terrace
briilge 40 or .10 people were killed out
right and their bodies are still in the
rwiiiH. The Orphan's home in totally
demolished. Ninety-two children and
11 nuns were killed, it in ramored thai
one sister escaped, but if she did no
trace can be found of her.
Of the regular soldiers few remain.
Twenty-three were drowned at the bar
racks at Camp Hawley and seven at
Ghastly Work of Ghonls.
Dallas, Tex., Sept 11. —A horrible
story is told by Dalian citizens who ar
rived tonight from (Jalvestou. They de
clare that negroes and many white per
somh are hourly committing the moat
HHtrncii'Urt acts of vandalism. J. N.
Griewold, division freight agent of the
(Julf, Colorado £ Santa Fe, who was in
that city during the Ktorm, and had a
narrow escape from death, Raid:
'"Ears and fingers bearing diamond*
were hacked off with poeketknivea and
the Members placed in the pockets of
the vandalH. The bodies of women who
wore fine clothes have been stripped of
the last thread and left to fester in the
"On all hands there is horrible work
going on. The offenders are generally
negroes, although there are Home white
men who have demonstrated that they
are sufficiently devoid of honesty and
manhood to participate in these ghoul
ish deeds. Aw soon as the storm sub
sided th<- negroes stole all the liquor
they could get and the beastly drunken
sots proceeded with their campaign of
loot. Troopn are needed. If they are
not sent without delay God help the
survivors in Galveston."
Address to the Nation.
Houston, Tex., Sept 11,10:45 p. m.—
The Post correspondent was instructed
to forward the following address to the
people of the United States:
"Galveston, Tex., Sept 11.—It is my
opinion, based upon personal informa
tion, that 5000 people have lost their
lives here. Approximately one-third of
the business portion has been swept
away. There are several thousand peo
j p!e who are homeless and destitute—bow
many, there is no way of finding out.
Arrangements are now being made to
have the women and children sent to
! Houston and other places, bat the
i means of transportation are limited.
1 Thousands are still to be cared for here.
We appeal to you for immediate aid.
"Wai.tkk (.'. Joint,
"Mayor of Galveston."
Th" secretary of war authorized a
special train from St. Louis to carry
government supplies.
At least 5000 families are shelterless
and wholly destitute. The remainder
of the population is suffering in greater
or less degree. Not a single churca,
school or charitable institution, of which
(ialveston bad so many, is left intact.
Not a building escaped damage, and
I half the whole number were entirely
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