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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1900. : THE 8T0RM-8WEPT CITY ADDITIONAL NEWS INCREASES HOR RORS OF THE SITUATION THE 10,000 DESTITUTE PEOPLE Call Upon the Country for Food and Clothlnff-Five Thousand Families Homeless One-Third of the Itesi- deuces of the citv DMtmrpH-Ti, Death Ktlmatel at From 1,000 to 5,000 - Liberal Itesponses to the Call for Aid. Memphis, Tenn., September ll.-Au-1 , . . ' , "'" xx- " tnentic information from tne storm- swept city of Galveston reached tne j Memphis office of the Associat-d Press shortly after 9 o'clock tonight. The in- telligence came in the shape o. a tele- j Srram addressed to the Associated Press ' from Mayor Jones and five of the most prominent citizens of Galveston. The ' tpiwTJim bears date of September lUh . and states that a conservative estimate of the loss of life in Galveston is that it is not over 3.000. Five thousand families are reported destitute and the destruction to property is great. Fol lowing: is the telegram In fun: Galveston. Texas. September 11. To the Associated Press. Memphis, Tenn. The following: statement of condi tions at Galveston and appeal for is issued by the local relief committee: A conservative estimate of the loss of life is that it will reach 3.0)0, at least 5.000 families are shelterless and wholly destitute. The entire remainder of the noDuIation is suffering in great er or less degree. Not a single church, school oi charitable institution, of which Galveston had so many, is left intact. Not a building escaped damage and half the whole number were en tirely obliterated. There Is immediate need for food, clothing and household goods of all kinds. If nearby cities will open asylums for women and chil dren the situation will be greatly re lieved. Coast cities should send us rwater as well as provisions, including kerosene oil, gasolene and candies. (Signed) W. C. JONES, Mayor. M. LASKER. President Island City Savings Bank. J. D. SKINNER, President Cotton Exchange. C. H. McMASTER, President of Chamber of Commerce. R.C. LOWE. Manager Galveston News. CLARENCE OLSNEY, Manager Galveston Tribune. TEN THOUSAND DESTITUTE. Austin. Texas September 11. Offi . . .. p...,.- rLrvir ' cial reports from Galveston to Gov- ,.r. t,io,r that 4fw hnriio ' have been identified. 200 more are in : an improvised morgue awaiting iden- tification and many more are thought to have drifted out to sea and their identity will not be known for weeks. A telegram from Adjutant General Scurry, who is at Galveston, to thfl o-A.-orr i. o iirtw- "Have just returned from Texas City . tonight and will be on the scene in w ith several Galveston parties who as- thlee days. sure me that conditions there beggar Washington, September 11. The dis description. The accounts have not j tnct commissioners have appealed to been exaggerated. One thousand lives the people of the District of Columbia lost is too conservative. far "ney an clothing to alleviate t. . o f the distress of the storm-stricken peo- "While a portion of the provisions . of Texas have been destroyed by water sufficient The css and several organiza is on hand to relieve immediate neces- Uons of HX)men tendered their sities. The citizens seem to have the ! nlcea to assist in this effort, situation well in hand. United States ; Washinfirton. Semtember 11. Acting troops aim v.uiuyau vuium. guard, with citizens, patrol the streets j to prevent looting. I requested W . B. , V . X3. from Wortham to go to Galveston Texas City for the purpose of advising me of the city's most urgent needs and I returned here to report and ask for further instructions. I respectfully suggest that the distress is too great for the people of Galveston even with the assistance of Houston to stand and that a general apal for help would be welcomed. The estimate of 10,000 destitute does not seem to be ex cessive." It is estimated by the telegraph com panies at this point that upwards of 10,000 private messages were (handled out of Galveston by boat to Houston, thence to relatives and friends of Gal veston people, notifying them of their safety, and so great (has 'bsen the strain of business that all telegraph companies have been using their full forces all the twenty-four "hours with out relieving the rush. Hundreds of messages pouring in here today bring relief to some and sad news to others, recording the safety or death of rela tives in Galveston. From reports reaching the (governor this morning it will be necessary to co-operate with the federal troops to place all the mainland opposite Gal veston, as well as the island, under martial law. If reports reaching here are true, r thieves have begun to enter the city for the purpose of pilfering the bodies of the dead. TROOPS TO TAKE CHARGE. ThP Povrn,ir has been informed that the commander of the Texas troops has ieen ordered to Galveston by the fed eral authorities and the governor will lend him every assistance possible with state- militia to keep vandalism tiiwn. There is only one road operating to the toast from Houston and that will be placed' under military supervision temporarily. Governor Sayers was today in re ceipt of a telegram from Miss Barton, of the Red Cross Society offering the assistance of that association and he replied that he would call on the soci etv if he found that its help was need- According to reports to the governor tonight the work of recovering corpses continues unabated and while a num- mer of them are so mutilated that they r.mnot be recognized, they are being held as long- as possible in the hope of securing their names. Quite a number of children are noted among the list. A large number of state militia tents "Seeing is Believing." When yotx see people cared by a remedy, yotx must believe in its pewer. Look around you. Friends, relatives, neighbor 's all say that Hood's SarsaparUU, Americas Greatest Medicine, cleansed the Blood of their dear ones and they rise en . masse to sing its praises. There's nothing like it in the world to purify the blood. were shipped from here to Galveston ' today for temporary use on the island. MANY OFFERS OF ALD. Governor Sayers received upward of 1,000 telegrams during the day from . parties in the east and west offering assistance to the food sufferers at Gal veston and from various portions of the state, reporting the collection of money and supplies. During the day j Governor Sayers estimated that the receipts in money from collections In this state would amount to $15,000 . though, from reports, a great deal of ' money has "been sent direct to Galves- 11011 insieaa or coming tnrougn tne gov- larger than that stated. Governor Sayers will not make known the total amount until' tomorrow. Quite a number of eastern newspa pers are wiring- the governor offering to1lesbIh J3 bueaus for ! relief funds if desired and asking what they can do to relieve the situation. j A telegram from New York inform- : governor that two relief trains ' vesT Yrk T ! The Cincinnati chamber of com merce wires that it will send any re lief desired that it can give. Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis and several other points did likewise. I AID FOR THE SUFFERERS Government Charters Train to Send Supplies Subscriptions In several Cities. Norfolk, Va,, September 11. A called ' meeting of the Board of Trade and ! Business Men's Association was held today and $250 voted for the relief of the Galveston sufferers. The Board ' of Trade and Business Men's Associa- ; : tion have called for a general mass ! meeting of citizens to be held Thurs- ! day night to take further action. It ' seems probable that a considerable sum ' will be raised and several car loads of ' food and clothing may be sent to the ' stricken district. . Charleston, S. C. September 11. The ' : Howard Society of Charleston today sent $500 to the mayor of Galveston for the storm sufferers. The city coun- cil at its regular meeting today adopt- ' , ed a resolution of sympathy for Gal- : 1 ves ton sufferers and offered its as i sistance. ; ; Atlanta, Ga., September 11. At a : . meeting held here today a fund was begun for the flood sufferers at Gal ; veston. A good sum was raised and i will be forwarded from time to time. , New York, September 11. Mayor . j VanWyck today issued an appeal to I J the citizens of New York for help for j ; the sufferers of Galveston, heading the i : appeal with a $500 subscription. j j The mayor also sent the following ; telegram to Mayor Brashear, of Hous- ; ton, Texas: "Hon. S. E. Brashear. ' "In response to your telegram I have Issued a call to the people of the city j of New York (to contribute to the relief ; of those afflicted by the disaster at j ' Galveston. Please express to the may- j or of Galveston the profound sympa- , . - , . j th f the People of New "iork for the ! P1 5Jlveston in thls hoUr of their distress. "ROBERT A. VANWYCK, "Mayor." Ten doctors and twenty nurses from ! y lw u , L yaavesion ana neip care wr uie in- I i ji t ri i iL.-w i Jureu u.iiu sick. x iiey lCIt XSfZW iorh i i c t Mpiklplohn nas authorized the chartering of a s rww.nl 'train frrtm St Louis to carry Quartermaster and commissary supplies to the relief of the destitute at Galveston. General Wilson, chief of engineers, has not yet received any advices as to losses upon fortifications and river and harbor works, though telegrams to the quartermaster's department indi cate that the fortifications nave been damaged. Orders have been 'issued by the war department for the immediate shipment to Galveston of 855 tents and 50,000 rations. These stores and supplies are divided between St. Louis and San Antonio. This represents about all such supplies as the government has on hand at the places named, but it is stated at the department that the order could be duplicated in b. day. GOVERNMENT PROPERTY DE STROYED. The following telegrams have been received: i "Galveston, Texas, Septembers. "Quartermaster General, Washington. "I report terrific cyclone with an eleven foot tide. All improvements, temporary buildings property and stores at both Jacinto nd Crockett destroyed and swept clean. "BAXTER, Quartermaster." Thfw huiMine-a wpiv of thf kind us. iwiiv tpH iiit t fUr nnji.rtprs for ; the troops. A second telegram follows: j "Galveston, Texas, September 11. j "Quartermaster, General, Washington. 1 "Referring to my telegram of yes terday via Houston, I urgently recom mend that fair compensation be made to contractors for their losses, and that they be relieved of their con tracts. If fortifications are re-bulit at or near their present sites, I urgently recommend that quarters for troops be purchased and built on higher ground in city centrally located. Wharves destroyed: all railroad bridges swept away and building operations of any nature cannot be re sumed under six weeks or two months. Two quartermasters' employees lost on barge Howard. Both barges to tally wrecked. , "BAXTER, Quartermaster. Captain Baxter has been advised that no action can be taken upon his recommendations until further infor mation has been received. Washington, September 11. Adju tant General Corbin has received a dispatch from Captain Rafferty, com manding battery O, First artillery, stationed at Galveston, Texas, dated Sunday, September 9th- It reports no loss of life In his command, but says that the records of Ithe post have been destroyed and asks for duplicate re cords from the war department. PICTURE OP THE FEARFUL DESO LATION. Washington. September 11. The sec retary of the treasury has received the followfne1 loint telefcTam, dated yesterday from Postmaster Griffin, and Special Deputy Collector Rosen thal at Galveston: "The city and Island of Galveston swept by terlflic cyclone and tidal wave of unprecedented fury. The entire city was Inundated and the gulf encroach ed several blocks. The residence part is in ruins and many people homeless. The dead, It is feared, will reach about 1,500 and perhaps twice as many. The streets are obstructed by 4ebris. dead animals and wires In every part of the city; more than eight feet of water in tne stores and warehouses', damag ing stocks of goods and provisions. Thousands are homeless and wounded. Some 500 are sheltered In the custom ixmse. which is practically roofless. All railroad communication Is shut off and the wagon and road bridges lead ing to the mainland are gone. "Qcean steamers to the number of seven or eight are ashore and all small craft demolished. The life saving sta tion is supposed to be swept away; there Is no trace of the crew. The lightship is up in West ba.,, the occu pants supposed to be safe. The old custom house Is roofless and the win dows blown out; all 6to?va merchan dise, principally sugar, is badly dam aged. We need tents and 30,000 rations. The citizens relief committee are doing all in their power, but the stock of un damaged provisions is exhausted. With all the people housed in the building we need an extra force of six men to keep the building in sanitary condi tion. I have hired a boat to take this dispatch to the mainland for trans mission. Relief is urgently requested." THE HORRORS INCREASE Burying Bodice at . Sea Iturnlns Others Ghouls at Work Martial Law. Houston. Texas. September 11. The tugboat Brunswick, which arrived here last night from Galveston, brought an additional list of names of dead in that I city. The horrors of Sunday were nothing as compared with Monday. An at tempt was made to bury the dead but the ground was full of water anl r. was impossible to dig trenches. Alder man McMaster and M. P. Morrisey se cured authority to have the bodies taken to sea for burial and a barge was brought up to the Twelfth street wharf for that purpose. The firemen rendered heroic service In cringing the bodies to the wharf, but it was almost Impossible to get men to handle thev LOOTERS AND GHOULS AT WORK During the storm and afterwards a great deal of looting was done. Many stores had been closed, their owners leaving to look after theTr families. The wind forced in the windows and left the goods for the marauders. Ghouls stripped dead bodies of jewelry and articles of value. Captain Raf ferty, commanding United States troops here, was applied to for help and he sent In seventy men, the rem nant of th battery of artillery, to do police duty. They are patrolling the streets under the direction of the chief of police. An urgent appeal to the outside world was issued and those who re spond are asked to send contributions to John Sealey, chairman of the fi nance committee : W. C. Jones, mayor; M. Lasker, president of the Island City Savings bank; J. D. Skinner, Galves ton cotton exchange; C. M. McMaster, Galveston chamber of commerce; R. G. Lowe, manager of the Galveston News, or Clarence Ousley, manager of the Galveston Tribune. At 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon a meeting of prominent citizens was held at the chamber of commerce for the purpose of organizing for the relief of suffering and to bury the dead. A burial committee was appointed, charg ed with collecting and burying the bodies of all dead. Inqvests will be dispensed with. VIRTUAL MARTIAL LAW. Galveston, Texas, noon, via Tug to Houston. The whole cotton screw men's organization held a meeting last night and tendered their services, that of 500 able-bodied men to the public committee to clear the streets of de bris. Big forces were at work last night and the situation is much improved so far as the passage of vessels is con cerned. The city was patrolled last night by regular soldiers and citizen soldiers. No one was allowed on the streets without a pass. Several negroes were shot for not haltins when order ed. It is reported that three of the citizen soldiers were shot by negroes. The steamer Lawrence arrived here early this morning with water and provisions. A committee of 100 citizens were aboard, among them being doc- tors and cooks. W. G. Van Vleck, gen- erai manager oi tne boutnern racinc raiiroaa, arrived nere tnis morning. Me thought it would be possible to estab lish mall service from Houston to Texas City to-night with transfer boats to Galveston. BURNING DEAD BODIES Dead bodies have decomposed so bad ly it is impossible to send them to sea for burial. The water has receded so far. however, that it is posslbl: to dig trenches and bodies are being purled where found. Debris covering bodies Is being burned where it can be done in safety. Work on the water works is being rushed and it Is hoped to be able to turn a supply on this afternoon. The relief committee met at 9 o'clock this morning. The city needs feed for horses. It is also in need of disinfec tants. A Iarsre load of lime at this time would be a blessing. Houston, Texas, September 11. The latest estimate from The Post corre spondent, just back from Galveston, places the number dead at 5,000. TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC Houston, Texas, September 11. The Post correspondent was Instructed to forward the following address to the people of the United States: Galveston, Texas, September 11. It is my opinion, based on personal information, that 5,000 people have lost there lives here. Approximately one third of the residence part of the city has been swept away. There are several thousand people who are homeless and destitute how 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, but the means of trans porta tion are limited Thousands are still to be cared for here. We appeal to you for immediate aid. WALTER C. JONES Mr. Jones is the mayor of Galveston. Houston. Texas, September 11. Mes- cages were sent from here today ask ing that revenue cutters be ordered to Galveston bay to assist In transporting provisions to the city. Telegrams I were also sent to New Orleans and Mobile asking for tugs. It is quite probable that la the next day or two free communication wLfi be establish - ed. i ; The great storm covered a large area of the cotton growing section of Texas and did tremendous damage to the crop. A traveling man "who covers a big area of the state renorts that for a hundred miles -west of Houston the wind and storms have bronEt irreat havoc and all chances for a crop have been destroyed. Southwest of Hous- ton the fields are ruined. In large cot- ton crowing counties around Houston It Is said crops hare been beaten into the ground and are worthless. EARL LI'S CREDENTIALS AS PEACE ENVOY PRESENTED TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT NEITHER ACCEPTED OR REFUSED Our Administration Not Ready to Act In this Matter Ills Application for American Vessel for Transportation to Taku Orders for Russian and French Withdrawal From Pekin Issued Call for Vengeance lor Pao Tlnjt Fu Massacre. Washington, September 11. Prom the formal statement given out today It appears' that the state department is no yet ready to begin its direct nego tiations with iLi Hung Chang. It does not question his credentials as a plen ipotentiary, but simply leaves that matter in abejance. Probably this is because all of the powers have not yet returned their responses to the Rus sian note and it is desirel to avoid making the United States the first among the powers to abandon the hope of harmonious action, and strike for itsftif toward th spttIorrwnt rllre-ot- ly with China. Also, it may be deemed . , . I well to wait to hear from Mr. Conger, who, several days ago, was invited to express his opinion about quitting Pe- kin. Acting Secretary Hill was in consul tation today with Attorney General Griggs, and both were in communica tion by wire with the president, but it was said at the state department that beyond the publication of this exchange between Minister Wu and acting Secretary Hill, and of the neg ative fact that all the responses to the Russian note were not yet in, the de partment could not add to the stock of information as to Chinese develop ments today. Minister fWu was twice at the de partment. It was understood that his last call was in (part, at least, to se cure transportation for Li Hung Chang from Shanghai to Taku on a United States vessel. His later call was to receive the answer of the department to that application, as well as to the communication respecting Li Hung Chang's functions. The answer returned by the state department to Che latter communica tion apparently made It unnecessary at this time to pursue the inquiry as to the ship; if Li may not enter into negotiations at present, there is no occasion to transport him to Taku. At any rabe.no call was (made on the navy department for a ship for the purpose Indicated. LI HUNG CHANGS CREDENTIALS. 'Washington, September 11. The state department this afternoon issued the following: The following communication was handed to acting Secretary of State Hill on September 10th, by the Chinese minister: "Cablegram from Earl Li Hunr Chang, dated the 7th, September 190 transmitted iby the Chinese minister at St. Petersburg under date of the Uth 'September, and received by Min ister Wu on the last named date. I am in receipt of an imperial edict of the SOth month (August 24, 1900) transmitted iby way of Pao Ting Fu. It is aa follows': . "Li Hung Chang, envoy plenipoten tiary is hereby vested with full dis cretionary powers, and he shall promptly deal with -whatever questions may require attention. From this dis tance .we .will not control his actions. Let this edict .be forwarded with ex tra expedition at the rate of six hun dred Li per day (to Earl Li) for his information and guidance. Respect this." ' To the above communication acting Secretary 'Hill has handed Mr. Wu the following reply: "The United States does not feel called upon to express any opinion at this time as to the sufficiency of Li Hun Chang's authority, but hopes it will transpire that his credentials are full and authoritative, not only for ne gotiation, but to enable him without further delayto give assurange that the life and property of Americans will henceforth be respected through the Chinese empire.' LOOTING IN CHINA No American Soldiers Engaged In It, While General With Others. fWashlngton, September 11. The war department ttoday made public a telegram of linquiry sent toy the war department on July 21st last to Lieu- tenant Cooiidge, commanding the American troops at the occupation of Tien Tsln regarding the reports of ex tensive looting in that city. The mes sage was sent through United States Consul 'Fowler at Che (Foo, as follows: "Fowler, Che Foo, 'Send following cablegram to Coolidge, commanding United States forces, Tien Tsin. Reported here ex tensive looting in Tien Tsin. Report immediately whether American troops took part. If so punish severely, re press sternly. Absolute regard for life and property of non-combatants enjoined. "By order of secretary or war.' "CORBIN." On July 29th, the department receiv ed the following reply from Colonel Coolidge, denying that American troops took any part in the pillage of Chinese city: "Che Fee. Corbin. Washington. "Tien Tsin, July 25th. Looting by American troops In walled city of Tien Tsin unfounded and denied. Silver taken from burned mint under direc tion of Colonel IMeade (marine1 corps) commanding, who was invalidated to day. No property destroyed except under military exigency. American troops have orders to protect life and property of non-combatants in Amer ican (southeast) quarter or tne city assigned them. JWill forward reports of commanders of American guards In the city. X30OIiIDGE." Supplementary to the above. Colo nel Coolidge also transmitted several 1 reports and also an additional report I signed by himself, all of which bear I witness that United States troops had no hand in the looting or Tien win. Colonel cooiKige iook irom tne uni I nese ordnance storehouses military stores that were necessary for his I troops, and a quantity of silver from I some of the burned vaults or tne mint. I This latter was turned Into the Hong Konjr ibank. and placed to the credit of the United States and both seizures were authorized iby Colonel Meade. The report of Major Foote, while I excluding the Americans irom any share in the plundering, testifies that looting was indulged In by the troops of the other nations. After graphical ly describing the entrance of the city amid raging fines, dense smoke, and a hot fire from concealed Chinese sources, he says: "I am confident that no other Amer ican soldiers were in the city that day and that no looting was done by our men. though it seemed to be a general thing among the other troops of the allied forces." ENGLAND TO BE LEFT ALONE IN PEXIN. London, September 11. France ha formally adhered to the Russian pro posal to withdraw from Pekin to Tien Tsln. A representative of the Asso ciated Press learns on unquestionable authority that telegraphic instructions were sent yesterday from Paris and St. Petersburg, to M. Pichua and M. de Glers, respectively the ministers of France and Russia at Pekin. directing both ministers, in conjunction with Gens. Fry and Linowitz to take mea cures to withdraw the legations and military contingents of both countries to Tien Tsin immediately if circum stances permit. Diplomatic circles In London are inclined to believe that this step will lead to sinuiar action upon the part of the United States and Japan and that while Germany may hold out till Field Marshal Count von Waldersee arrives in China she will ultimately acquiesce, leaving Great Britain little choice but to follow suit. Taku. September 6 (via Shanghai). 7" llon to Pao Ting Fu w ea.e on Friday. It is made up as f ill fol lows: British, two regiments of cav alry, a battery of horse artillery and 1,300 infantry; Italians, 1,000; Japa nese, COO; Russans, 300, and Americans, 500, in all 4,000 men. ITALY TO TAKE INDEPENDENT ACTION. London, September 11. A special dispatch from Rome says the Italian cabinet has decided to initiate imme diately peace negotiations with China, Italy will formulate demands for an indemnity and If they are accepted Italian intervention will be considered terminated and no proposals tending to further warfare in China will be con sidered. DOWAGER EMPRESS CAPTURED. London, September 11. A dispatch to a news agency from Nagasaki, Ja pan, says it is reported that the Dowager Empress of China has been captured by the Russians at Johol (?). ALMOST A CONFLICT BETWEEN AMERICANS AND FRENCH. London, September 12. A special dis patch from Shanghai gives a report that the Americans and French nearly came into conllict in Pekin because the former had insisted updn entering the palace before the formal entrance of the international troops. A GALL FOR VENGEANCE The Massacre of Missionaries at Pao Tins: Fu Russia's Predominance In allThluRS. London, September 12. The Times publishes this morning additional ad vices from its Pekin correspondent. Dr. Morrison, under date of August 31st: "The censorship, which is under Sir Alfred Gaselee's control, makes it dif ficult," says the correspondent, "to , convey a true picture of the present situation in Pekin- Today the foreign, community was thrilled with horror at the news of the massacre of the mis sionaries at Pao Ting Fu, who were under the protection of the imperial troops. Children were butchered before the eyes of their parents. While women were ravished and car ried into captivity. Parents were tor tured and murdered. RUSSIA PREDOMINANCE. Since the relief of the legations one feature stands conspicuous the pre dominance of Russia and the over mastering position she is now assert ing here. The pageant in the Forbid den city on August 28th was a tri umphant entry toy Russia followed by the other powers. Russia did the hon ors, greatly to the chagrin of the other ministers. "Russian troops are pouring into Pe kin daily. (Nineteen hundred came yesterday and 2,800 the day before. Already the Russians outnumber the Japanese and they will soon out number the combined forces. Their stay is assuming every characteris tic of permancy. Cossacks daily raid the country and drive the Chinese peasants and lahorers in herds through the deserted and dis mantled city, setting them to build their military camp. "No one, not even Sir Claude Mac Donald, is allowed to enter the sum mer palace and the splendid palace buildings within the imperial domain, which are occupied by the Russians without permission. POPULIST CONVENTION Of Fourth District Nominates J. J. Jenkins Letters for and Against Klnsauls. (Special to the Messenger.) Raleigh, N. C., September 11. B. F. 'Montague resignes as chairman of the board of trustees of the blind institu tion. Thomas B. "Womack Is elected to succeed him. iMontague also resigns as trustee. The corporation commission calls for a statement of the condition of banks up to the close of business, Sep tember 5th. The governor is receiving letters by every mail, for and against commuta tion of the death sentence of Kinsauls The populists of this, the Fourth dis trict, today nominated J. J. Jenkins for congress. Their convention declar ed that there was a large increase in the circulation of capital and a corre sponding increase In prices of farm products; also that as new markets were needed it favored commercial ex pansion. Dyspepsia (Cure Digests what you eat. It artificial! j digests the food and aids Nature in strengthening and recon structing the exhausted digestive or gans. It is the latest discovered digest ant and tonic No other preparation can approach it in eCciency. It In stantly relieves and permanently cures Dyspepeit, Indigestion, Heartburn, Flatulence, Sour Stomach,. Nausea. BickHeadache,Gastralgia,Cramps,ana Ul other results of imperfect digestion, Prepared by E.C De Witt a Co Cblcoca. For Sale by R. R. BELLAMY. n n mm GAME AND GAME LAWS SUBJECT OF OCTOBER BULLETIN OF AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT , New State Botanist Almost a Water Famine at Greensboro Political Note State Crop rteport K. W. Pott Still Quite Sick. Mesng?-r Bureau. Raleign. N. C. September 11. The state convention of IaugV.er of the Confederacy meets hre Octo ber 10 and 11th. Mis AKda I-ximaa. of Washington. U president. The October bulletin of the state agricultural department will be Yoted tv the game birds, etc. and the game laws of North. Carolina. It wiy contain all the law &a to ixuntirs. a special article on game, illustrated "w a WPY or the Lacy national law for the preservation f mm. r kt Uruner Is preparing tiie bulletin. j. a. laiiva. tte rvpuuliotin nominee for congress in this dUtrict. ?ays he will not. ooxne down but will make the run. Franklin Sherman. ? Viririni.i nr. rived today to Lake me i.:t..r .if botanist and entomolog-Ut to the slate crop pest commission. He wu elevti-a o a committee which was apj tinted to make a selection. atu Gerald McCarthy. mere are many applicants for tne position of adjutant general axvi quar termaster general, it is leam-l. A railway man who day from Greensboro says the water supply thre is cut off, owing u the urougm. ami mat Wells are being used, and long disused ones reopened and cleaned. The town's wtrin Mnt plant is shut down. The raiiwuv hauls waier in locomotive tenders to sup ply its electric light plain. It is said by same observant iK-ople that the scarcity of water in many wells and strincs will font inn., unfit lafce in the winter, as the of water appar' to be dry. Never waa there such a scarcity of good drink ing water in North Carolina. Ihe POPUlist district convention meets here this afternoon to nominate a congressman. Some of the delegates did not desire that there should be any nomination, their view lelng that the voters be left five to vote or not. so that Jf they cared, ito vote for a re publican congressman they could do so. The bulk of the populists now remain ing proiiose to Vote the republican na tional ticket. The crop and weatlier reiort for this state, issued today, for the week ended last night, by the government, says all the reports of correspondent were unfavorable. There was almost an entire absence of rain during the week, and. although the nights have become somewhat cooler, the days have been cloudless and the sua bright and hot, the maximum tempera tures rose above 0 degrees during tb last few days, and the mean for the week was over 6 degrees above nor mal. These conditions have neces sarily caused a further deterioration in such crops as peanuRs, sweet pota toes, field peas, and some late corn, which were expected to yield fairly good crops Under favorable circum stances. Owing to the drought a very small crop of turnips was planted, and many have died after saving of fodder is nearly over," and ) i-ju is oi poor quality and short. Fall plowing has again ceased, and preparations for planting wint wheat, oats and rye are very backward. A large number of correspondents re port fthat springs, small streams and wells have dried up, and in some In stances stock is suffering for water. The consumption of water in Home towns has been curtailed bv order. Cotton is now from one-half to two- inirus open, and Is being picked as rapidly as the supply of labor will per mit; in many sections cotton is open irom xop to not torn. an. I elsewhere It is opening so fast that fieii win k picked clean nearly a month earlier man usual. The condition of corn can nox cnange materially now; the crop is very Door. Cutnnsr an1 rnrino. bacco is approaching completion. Sweet potatoes, peanuts, peas and turnips will all be short. Spanish pea nuts are oeing harvested. In soma fields rloe Is suffering from blight. tuning peavine hay has commenced; some fears have been exnresswv? thit- the supply of green food for stock will oe snort. - James II. Pou left todav for fiM- boro to act as solicitor in th there, in place of his brother, E. W. x-ou. xne latter is very sick of ery sipelas, but not dangerously so. He xia two carDuncies on the roreheod. and the erysipelas is all over his face. Great regret Is expressed by the Masons here at the death of Past Grand II. II. Munson. Special Agent Jere Conally. of the postoffice, left for Fayetteville today to attend the trial of York, charged with swindling. THE CRAIG LAW Ileld by Judge Purnell to be Null and Void. (Special to the Messenger.) Raleigh, X. C, September 11. Judgo Purnell this morning refused the mo tion to remand from the United States district court to the Durham superior court the cases of the tow of Durham and the Durham and Northern rail way (the latter being part of the Sea board Air Line) against the Southern railway. The motion was on ihs ground that the federal court had no Jurisdiction. Judge Purnell holds the Craig law to be null and void in th.it, notwithstand ing the declaration on its race. It la well known its purpose is to affect the Jurisdiction of the federal court, and in; so far Its power is beyond that of tha state legislature. There was also anothe mnnri as signed for the motion, this bHn that there was no "local prejudice against me coutnern railway in Durham. The Judge says that the Soutnern removed the cases to the federal eanrt ri- tM very reason and that there is positive iu:ace oi great influence on the part oi xne piaintux and their attor neys. He says further that the burden of rebutting both these grounds were put on tne parties moving to remand aim mai xney nave failed to reout. Poisonous tftatnni resembling mushrooms have caused frequent deaths tjfq year. Be sure to use only; uie genuine. Observe tne ea-urc wmb when you ask for De Witt's Witch Ha zel Salve. There are poisonous coun terfeits. DeWItt's is the only original 'Witch Hazel Salve. It Is a safe and certain cure for piles and all ekin dls- eases. Robert R. Bellamy.