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OTHER SIDE OF IT
Railroad Men Accuse Mitchell
$ of Unfairness.
.THE' MINERS' STRIKE INAUGURATED
2f ew Xorlc Hsa Coal BhotcS Hani
" 'to Xast Not Over Forty
" v five Days.
.NEW YORK, Sept It. R. VL Oliphant,
president of the Delaware & Hudson
Elver Railroad, Bald ho -wonld not reply
to the telegram from John Mitchell, pres
ident of the United Mineworkers of Amer
ica, demanding arbitration of the differ
ences existing t?otween the company' and
its men. He called attention to the fact
that It was .sent from Indianapolis
"Wednesday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock, and
was referred by nlm at 4:42, and that-thB
Etrik order was issued at 5:30.
"It seems to me." said Mr. Ollphant,
-that tells the whole tale. Mr. Mitchell
lias said that this telegram was one last
effort to settle the grievances said to
exist between the company and'-its em
ployes. So ar as I am aware, this is the
first attempt he has ever .made to settle
ihe matter. I have always been ready to
treat with our men, and am Teady o do so.
now, but we hare yet to learn, from our
men themselves that they are dissatisfied
with their treatment. We do decllno to
treat with Mr. Mitchell and the organiza
tion he represents. The trouble has all
teen fomented by the bituminous unions.
"We shall shut down the collieries and
wait for the men to return. "We have no
desire to foment disorder, and shall not
encourage It by bringing in new men."
1 "William V. St. Thome, of the Pennsyl
vania, company, which employs 6000 men,
declared that he took a similar position.
The Strike Begnn.
SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 11 There is no
longer any question. as to a general If not
a complete tie-up of the mines in the
Jjackawanna region Monday morning.
!Tbday, three days before the strike order
fcoes Into effect, 15,000 of the 38,000 miners
are on strike; 21 of the 87 collieries are
forced Into Idleness, and by noon tomor
row the union leaders claim the tie-up
will be complete. The one thing the op
erators in and about Scranton mainly
based their hopes on was that the Dela
ware, Lackawanna & "Western miners,
numbering a third of the whole district
and operating a fifth of the collieries,
would decline to obey the strike order.
The Lackawanna's men have an Inde
pendent "union, and, as It was favored by
the company, a majority of the employes
permitted themselves to be enrolled In it.
The organization declared against strik
ing, and the company lived In hope that It
would act in accordance with this declara
tion. Today the mineworkers' officials
were Jubilant over the fact that of the 21
collieries that are completely shut down,
nine are those of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western Company, which has 23
Ko Politic in It, Say Mitchell.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Sept. 14. John
Mitchell, president, and W. B. "Wilson,
secretary and treasurer of the United
Mineworkers of America, today . said
they are Ijlghly pleased with the man
ner In which the general anthracite coal
strike order has been received by the pub
lic. Mitchell said he regrets deeply that
politicians are undertaking to make cap
ital out of the strike.
"I had hoped," said he, "that there
would be no political significance attached
to so serious a matter as this great
strike, involving, as It does, the -very
living of 242,000 wage-earners, wno have
felt the merciless foot of capital for two
Mitchell is preparing to leave for Ha
zletGn, Pa., tomorrow night, where he
will establish headquarters. His policy,
he says, as well as that of all other lead
ers in the Strike, will be to persuade the
workers to remain away from the mines.
Federation of Labor May Help.
EHAMOKIN. Pa., Sept. 14. A telegram
was received by John Fahey, president of
the Ninth District United Mineworkers
of America, from Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the Federation of Labor, announc
ing that he would be here on Sunday
to address a mass meeting which the
strike leaders expect will be attended
by at least ' 10,000 mineworkers. This
is interpreted by the strikers to mean
that the American Federation of Labor
will assist them in their struggle.
In the Wyomtnff District.
"WILKESBARRE, Pa., Sept 14. Local
assemblies of the United Mineworkers
held meetings in many places throughout
the valley tonight. There was much en
thusiasm, and the officers say that the
men In the "Wyoming district will go out,
almost to a man, Monday. A report has
been compiled by the operators sh6wlng
that the total number of anthracite min
ers employed in the entire district is
142,420, and that the average amount of
wages paid them per month -at $20 per
man. including breaker boys, and. to all
hands is S2.64S.OW.
Getting- Ttvo FnlL Days.
HAZLETON, Pa., Sept. 14. Mining ope
rations are in full blast, every miner be
ing anxious to work today and tomorrow,
the last two days allowed by the United
Mineworkers- for preparation for the
FACE TO PACE WJTH COAL FAMINE'.
Xevr York Is Supplied tor lint a
Month and a Half.
NEW YORK, Sept, 14. The Herald says:
New York City is face to face with a
coal .famine and period, of distress which
may recall to the old inhabitants the coal
strike of 1KT8, when anthracite cost the
consumer $12 and $14 a ton. This city,
of all others, will bear the brunt of any
coal famine which the labor trouble may
develop. The amount of coal now in
the hands of New York dealers, on the
way to tho city and in the hands of the
coal companies above ground is estimated
at only 45 days' supply, which means
about 1,125,000 tons. The representative of
a mining and commission-house which
mines 2,000,000 to 4,000,000 tons a year. beT
sides handling coal for the railroad com
panies, said: "Monday we shall raise our
prices $1 a ton, and I presume that there
will be a general rise of at least that
Dealers are busy completing arrange
ments for getting In stocks of coal, but
the big Tailroad companies are proving
how thoroughly they appreciata the situ
ation by shutting -down on the dealers.
All but the Philadelphia & Reading have
refused to take further orders for coal,
and the Philadelphia & Beading is tak
ing orders only against stocks on hand,
and with .the understanding that these
orders are to be cancelled in tho event
of a strike. "The dealers have only been
awake to the threatening situation fdt
about a week, but In that time they" have
been scrambling furiously to buy, and
water freight rates and wholesale rates
for coal have already risen sharply. This
advance simply pressages a much larger
"The dealers, said Mr. Wells. of
Stickncy, Conyngham & Co,, "have
filled every boat in the harbor with their
coal purchases. Not only Is it the case
that practically all available boats hav
been taken for coal carriers, but hun
dreds .of them have been tied up to coal
docks and used for storage purposes, be
cause of lackpfToom on shore."
Rates have risen to "circular prices";
that is to sny, a week ago the prices
named in the circulars were'-oelng shaded
15 to 25 cents a ton, and since then they
have stiffened up to the full nominal rates.
Good Anthracite coalegg. TBtove'or chest
nut, costs the jobber 34 05 free on board
at South Amboy, or U 10 free Oh board
at Weehawken or Hoboken. Tho water
freight rate from South Amboy is nomi
nalTx 30 cents, and from Weehawken 15
cents a ton, so that the price of" the
staple to the jobber Is H 25 alongside a
dock in this harbor. Ten days ago coal
was being sold 25 cents cheaper at South
Amboy than is now the case, and freight
rates had been shaded several cents a
ton. In some cases, freight rates have
since risen to as high as 25 cents a ton
in view of the extraordinary demand for
coal boats. And all this four days in
advance of the day set for tho formal
ilnetlt-ntlnn of thfi strike.
1 A fair estimate of the coal now In the
hands of New York dealers and afloat
"and consigned to them is 30 days' sup
ply. This would mean 750,000 tons. New
.York takes, according to the estimate of
E. Seward, a total of about 12,000,000
,tons a year. Coal men agree that it
is safe to say that we consume at least
9,000.000 tons of anthracite here. Soma
bituminous coal is used, In Bpite of the
Health Board. '
Big railroad companies the Delaware,
Lackawanna & "Western, Pennsylvania,
New Jersey Central, represented by the
Lehisrh & "Wilkesbarre Coal Company; tho
'Lehigh Valley, Delaware & Hudson; Erie
and Philadelphia & Reading, ana otner.op-eratlng-
concerns are estimated to have in
their yards in the neighborhood of tha
collieries an amount equivalent to about
15 days' supply for this clty.
"I cannot sneak for other companies,"
.said John Edmonds, sales agent of the
Philadelphia & Reading, "but our stocks
at present, are light. The dealers, x do
llevo,' are' falriy well supplied. I should
think 'they must have at least 30 days'
supply on hand. As to how long the
strike-is likely to last, or what the price
Is likely to climb to Is all conjecture. No
one can tell anything about It."
Died Suddenly at His Summer Homo
at Westernville, AT. Y.
ROME. N. Y., Sept 14. Rear-Admlral
Montgomery Slcard died of apoplexy at
9 A. M. today, at his Summer home at
Samuel Bradhurst Schleftclin Dead.
NEW YORK. Sept 14. Samuel Brad
hurst Schleffelln Is dead at his home in
this city. Mr. Schleffelln was born on
February 24, 1811, and after the retirement
of his father. Henry Hamilton Sehleffelln,'
from business In 1849 he and hlB broth-
ers managed the .drag company that
their father founded under the firm name
of Schleffelln Brothers & Co., Samuel
Bradhurst remaining head of the con
cern until his withdrawal in 1865, when
his son, Henry Schleffelln, succeeded him.
Since then he had devoted much of his
time to literature, having written "The
Foundations of History" and a number
of other books, most of which dro of
a religious character.
GERMANY SELLS BONDS.
Eishty, Million Marks Placed in tho
BERLIN, Sept. 14. It is officially an
nounced by tho board of directors of tho
Dlsconto-Gesellschaft that with the co
operation of the German Imperial Bank
and through the Intermediary of the Dlsconto-Gesellschaft,
the Deutsche Bank, of
Hambuig, and the Warburg Company,
of Hamburg, Kuhn, Loeb & Co., of New
York, acting In conjunction with the Na
tional City Bank, of New York, have
taken over 80,000,000 marks of 4 per cent
Treasury bonds of the German Empire
falling due in 1J04 and 1505. With the ap
proval of the Imperial Bank, the issue
will be placed on- the market In the
United States. -
The Frelsslnnlge Zeltung points out
"that the time is past when the United
States has come to Germany to borrow
money." The press generally recognizes
that the government does wisely, in view
of the stringency of money here, to re
sort to American subscription.
Manchester Spinners' Troubles.
MANCHESTER, Sept 14. The general
opinion Is that tho spinners will stop
universally during the first fortnight in
October. Some producers are having re
course to Egyptian" and Peruvian cotton
to complete their contracts.
Three Xesroea Lynched.
ST. LOUIS, "Sept 'it., A special to the
Post-Dispatch from Memphis, Tenn.,
A-'masked mob of between 00 and 100
men broke into 'tho jail at Tunica, 'Miss.,
early today and took out three negroes,
whom they strung up to a tree within
100 yards of the jail.' Not a shot was
fired. The dead negroes arc Frank
Brown, who shot Frank Chesire, a pros
perous planter, at Oak Landing, six
months ago; David Moore, who shot Dan
Bosewell, 10 days ago, and William
Brown, who, with confederates, shot and
cut to death a young white man at State
Levee one day previous. The lynching
Is a climax of the intense feeling against
desperate negroes which haB been brew
ing in the neighborhood of Tunica for
Rock Island Project.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Sept 14. Deputy Dis
trict .Attorney J. N. Metcalf, who has
Jifst Tetufned from "Hedges, reports that
a. prominent -railroad man gave him pos
itive assurance th'at the Rock Island
road was preparing to" build Into San
Diego. He said the Rock Island survey
ing party was on the desert this side
of Yuma, running toward San Diego, and
that they were working across the desert
in almost a direct line from Yuma.
Tbe story told by Mr. Metcaff is. in -accordance
with that told by W. E. Smythe,
vice-president of the Water and Forest
Association of California, in his -address
at the Chamber of Commerce a few days
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should fall to have It send- us 00a- in 'postage
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Rear-Admiral Montgomery Slcard.
THE MOBNIKG . QREGOXIAS' SATUHDAT,
FIVE THOUSAND 0SAD
NO DOUBT ,THE,GALVESTOR'1,VXarDIS
WILL REACH THAT JHJMBER.
Thirty-five ' Hundred Refusrcea at
Houston DiXQcuitlcs in Ge.ttins
Out of the Striclten CttJ
HOUSTON,, Tex., .Sept 14. The. Post
today prints a list, of, 2701 names of the
Galveston dead. compiled ,from various
sources, tfut' believed 'to "be "authentic.
There were hundreds of bodies burned
and buried ln"the""sea and In the sand,
where no identification was possible. Oth
er hundreds were buried On the beach
of the mainland, few of whom have been
identified, Some, bodies, are still in the
Tulns' of Galveston and scattered along
'the beach oi the mainland and In the
marshes, where they were thrown by
the, wa'ter. Some of these jbodles, have
been sent 20 miles inland along' small
water courses by the rush of high waters.
Taking all things into consideration there
seems no 'longer any doubt that the num
ber of dead will reach beyond the esti
mate of 5000 which has been made by
Mayor Jones 'and other tellable citizens
About 1300 refugees arrived here from
Galveston last night and are being cared
for as well as possible. Four buildings
have been set apart for the benefit of
refugees, but of . the 3500 who have
reached here so far not more than BOO
remain a public charge, the remainder
having gone to the homes of. relatives
and friends. . . .- , - , -
Agents of several insurance companies
are passing through to Galveston. They
say that there Is certain to be much. con
fusion. They do not"know what action
will be taken by, the companies concern
ing the payment- of claims without proof
of death, which, in many teases, will be
Impossible. Contributions of money con
tinue to come in, as do supplies of, all
E. D. Dorchester, manager of the Ve
lasco Terminal Railroad, has reached this
city. He says three-fourths of the Ve
lasco people lost their homes and four
persons were drowned. Eight bodies were
washed ashore "at Surf Side, supposed to
be from Galveston.
At Quintana. 75 per cent of the build
ings are destroyed. No lives were lost
thnre, though a number were Injured.
What Galveston needs now is .money
and' disinfectants. Next to these two
things, she needs forage. There are now.
as nearly as can be estlmated,t300 cars of
provisions on the way and It 'is thought
with what is already here, that amount
-111 suffice for a time. No more doctors
are needed. '
HARDSHIPS OF THE REFUGEES. '
Difficulty In Getting? Out of the Ill
GALVESTON, via Houston, .Sept '14.
Tho city has finally lifted Its head from
benoath the weight -of woe which shas
been pressing down, and from now on
its rehabilitation will be sure and if
money is received, Jt will be rapid.
At a meeting of the Galveston relief
committee held yesterday noon, a comjnlt
tee of three, consisting of Major Thomas
Gore, Frank Spencer and K. D. Skinner,
were appointed for tho purpose of pro
ceeding to Austin and conferring with
Governor Sayers as to the best methods
to be pursued in relieving the distress in
the city. The committee was appointed
at the request of Governor Sayers, who
desired the aid of Galveston in devising
the best and most practicable means of
After adjournment of the general com
mittee the committee on correspondence
sent the following telegram: '", ,
" "Galvestb'h, Ter.,' Sept'lS.-To the 'As
sociated Pres3, Memphis, Tenn.: Opr
most urgent present needs are disinfect
ants, lime, .cement, gasoline stoves, gaso
line, charcoal furnaces and charcoal.
Nearby towns also may send bread. ' For
the remainder of our wants money will
be most available because' we can make
purchas.es from time to 'time with more
discretion, than miscellaneous contribu
tors would exercise. We have to report
that we are bringing order, out of chaos
and again offer our profound gratitude
for the assistance so far received.
"W. C. JONES, Mayor,
"J. D. SKINNER,
"C. H. McMASTER,
"R G. LOWE.
Mr. Lasker said that there waB a great
scarcity of material in the city to make
the buildings habitable and that prices
had been greatly advanced on the small
stocks remaining. He said a barrel of
cement which ordinarily sells for $2 has
been advanced to $8.
Notwithstanding the fact that theTtum
ber of boats carrying passengers between
Texas City and Galveston has been large
ly increased. It was Impossible yesterday
to leave the city after the early morning
hours, and hundreds of men, women ahd
children, all anxious to depart, suffered
great Inconvenience and hardship and
were after all compejled to sleep upon
the beach at Texas City, waitfrig lor the
morning. There is but one steamboat
plying across Galveston Bay which is able
to carry passengers in any number, and
even this boat is able to make the trip
only with extreme caution on account
the the shallowness of the bay. Yesterday
morning somebody lacked something of
being cautious In the extreme, and the
Lawrence, Jamming her nose In the mud.
remnined aground all day. Her passon
gers were taken off In small hoats, ut
all day long the Lawrence remained hard
and fast aground.
This compelled those, who were unable
to come on the first trip of the Lawrence
to trust themselves to sailboats, and -by
noon a dozen of them, heavily loaded,
started from Galveston for Texas City,
where the fleet was scattered over Gal
veston, Bay by a distance of anywhere
between one mile and 'three miles. The
wind died away utterly. There was not
a puff of air.- The boatSvCould neither go
on to Texas City nor return to Galveston,
and all through the Afternoon they lay
motionless upon the glassy water.- None
of them had more than a meager supply
of water, and no 'food, as the trip ordi
narily does not require above an hour.
The supply of water was soon exhausted,
the sun beat down with severity, and -in
a -short time babies and f children who
were but little else than babies became' 111,
and in many instances tholr mothers were
also prostrated. There was absolutely -no
relief to be had, as the tugs of Galveston
Bay,- which might have given the sloopB
tow, are all made for deep sea work, and
draw too much water to allow of 'their
crossing--the shallow channel. Hour after
hour tho people on the boats, all of which
were densely packed, were compelled to
broil In the torturingblihdlng sun with
out' the slightest current of air to render
their situation" more bearable. All a'fter
noon they "Were' becalmed and a sligtit
breeze arising at &, o'clock "at night, ttie
sailing craft whioh had left Galveston 'at
noon begah to dump their passengers
Upon the beach at Texas City. ,'
' This place, never worthy of notice upon
any map, Is noyr, among the things .$hat
once were. .Thero is no houso,' no tent, no
accommodation of any kind, save, a few
passenger coaches standing Upon the rail
road track. ' These wene speedily fille
and for the remainder of the night women
and children, all hungry, and the latter
crying .for f qod, were compelled to remain
on the beach. An urgent mossaga wag
sent to the railway. people at Houston,
saying that women and, children were suf
fering and asking them to hurry, a train
to Texas City for the purpose of convoy.
ing the refugees to Houston. No -reply
was received, and when a train, whose
crew knew nothing of the existing condl
tlons at Texas City, finally appeared the
announcement s was made that ltould
not go befo-e mqrntng, jThe crowd al
ready at T.exaa City was ,.more. Zthan
enough' to fill the train .to its Jlmlt, but
notwithstanding determined to allow the
Lawrence to attempt once, more the per-
Ur nf thTTnur1 nnrl ntvnn- Another COnsIjrn-
ment of refugees, 'it was fully 20 Hours
people." who left there yesterday noon wrd
able to move" out of Texste City, ifhd tfy
the time tfiq, train Jiad made a- start ,for
Hous'fon every Woman1, In ttie crowd was
ill through lack of fo-d, exposuro and
WAHKlSa OF THE STORM.
Records Kept by ihe "Weather Bu
reau Office in Galveston.
GALVESTON, Tex Sept 14. The local
forecast official of the United States
Weather Service makes this report of the
'The local office ,of the United States
Weather 'Bureau received the first mes
age in regard 'to this storm 'at 6 P. M.,
September 4. It was then moving north
ward over Cuba. Each day' thereafter
until the West ' India ' hurricane struck
Galveston bulletins were posted by the
United States. Weather Bureau officials,
giving the DrocrresslVQ movements "of tho
disturbance. Qn tho 6th the tropical atorm
had moved up over Southern Florida,
thence It changed its course and moved
westward In tho Gulf and was 'central off
tho Louisiana Coast on the morning of the
7th, when northwest storm warnings
'were ordered up for Galveston.
On the morning of the 8th the storm had
Increased In energy and was still moving
westward, and at 10:60 H. M. the north
west storm warnings were changed to
northeast. Then was when the entire
island was in apparent danger. The tele
phono at the United States Weather -Bureau
office was busy until the wires went
down; many could not get the ubo of the
telephone on account of the' line being
busy; and thef people came to .the filca
In droves Inquiring about the weather,
About the samo.tlme, the following in
formation was given to all alike:
"TheHrop'lcal storm is now in" the Gulf
south or southeast, of us; the winds win
shift to"the 'northeast and probably to the
southeast ,by morning, increasing in en
ergy. If .you reside in low parts of the
city, move to, higher grounds."
Prepare "for" th6 worst, , which is yet to
come, were theonly consoling words of
the feather Bureau officials from morn
ing until night when no information,
further could ba-glven out
The local forecast-official and ono ob
server stayed .jatl.the 'office throughout
the entire' .sJpem, " and one observ
er was ' rduiaklng tide observa
tions about 4 A. M.( on the 7tn.
Another voberyeu left after he had sent
the last telegram which could be gotten
off, It being filed at Houston oyer the
telephone wires. about 4 P. M Over half
the city was covered with tide water by
3 P. M." One of the observers, left for. home
at about 4 P., M after he had done all he
could, as "telephone, wires were then going
down. Theentlre., city -was then covered
with water from. one to five feet deep..
On his-'way home he saw "hundreds of
people, .and-helnfofmed all -16 could" that
the worst" -"vas still. 'to come, and people
who co'uld not hear'hls voice on account
of being quite a distance off, he 'Signalled
not to go down town.
The lowest, barometer by observation
was 28.53 inches, 'at" 8:10 P. -M., but. tho
barometer went slightly lower than this,
according- to the barograph. The tide at
about 8 P.. M. stood at' from six to 15 feet
deep 'throughout the city, with" the wind
blowing, slightly,; over 100 -miles an hour.
The highest wind velocity by the anemom
eter wa"? 96 miles,-from the northwest at
about 8:15 P.-M., and the extreme velocity
was 100 miles an hour at that time. The
anemometer blewdown at this time, and
the wind was still higher later, when It
shifted to the east and southeast, when the
observer estimates that It blew a gale of
between, 110 and 120 miles. There was an
appa'rent tidal wave of from four to six
feet at about 8 P; M., when tho wind
shifted to tho east -and southeast that
carried ,offmany.houses wjiichhtid stood
up to 'that time. ' J . J "1
" The observer believes from, what records
ho has now that the hurricane moved
inland near Galveston, going up the Bra
zos Valley. It is believed that much dam
age has been done In the Interior of the
state ..by thi3.' storm. Warnings of the
United States Weather Bureau were the
mpnns of savinr thousands of lives. The
hurricane was sb severe, however, that It
;was. Impossible to prepare for such de
struction. The observer states mat. ine
barometer has gone up to about the normal
and there is no indication of another
storm. The Bureau has Issued no storm
warnings. The Bureau office has not been
closed during tho entire storm, and they
state that they will gladly correct any
such wild rumor when called upon for
OJV THE WATER. FRONT.
rSeveral Stenmera That "Were Strand-
. , ed Have Been Floated.
, NEW ORLEANS, Sept 14. A special
from Galveston says:
J. W. Maywell, general superintendent,
and J. W. Allen, general freight agent,
,of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway,
'have arrived here for the purpose of con-
-ferring with General Manager Pplk, of
the Gulf, Colorado &' Santa Fe, and Gen
eral Manager Hill, of the Galveston,
Houston & Henderson Railway, with the
object of combining their efforts for the
reconstruction of one bridge for all rail
ways entering Galveston for the time be
ing and thus secure an early resumption,
of traffic and the partial restoration of.
business in Galveston. Such a plan, it
is believed, will be adopted.
' "Among the foreign steamers which were
grounded by tha storm on Pelican Flats,
"north of the city, the Norwogian steamer
GVlier and the British steamer Norma are
o'ff and berthed alongside the wharf. The
British steamer Benedict, it is reported,
can be floated without much dlfflcuty. The
British steamer Hilarious and the Kendall
Castle, which were carried out further
intd the flats, will have to be canalled out.
"The Norma, which was carried through
tho railway bridges into the west bay,
and the British steamer Taunton, which
"was carried in a northwest direction 27
miles tip the bay and stranded near Cedar
Point, will, In -all probability, remain as
evidence of the frightful velocity of the
wind which prevailed last Saturday night
. The steamer Alamo is still grounded on
the northern edge of the channel opposite
Twenty-fourth street, and It is expected
will tie floated without much difficulty
after she Is lightered of her cargo, whlcli
Will be done as soon as barges are ob
tained. . The British steamer Woodlelgh, for
Havre, and the Spanish steamer RamOn
de Larrlnaga for Newcastle-on-Tyne, have
sailed. The latter went to sea drawing
23.6 feet, demonstrating that the channel
has- not' been shoaled.
Subscriptions made to the relief fund
and published are as follows: Southern
PacifiS Railway Company, $5000; White
Scow Company, 11000; City & Beaumont.
$7500; Houston Brewing Company, ?500;
Thomas Taylor, $500.
' Last evening at the Tremont Hotel oc
curred a wedding that was not attended
with music and flowers and a gathering
of merry-making friends and relatives.
Mrs, Brice Roberts expected some day to
marry Ernst Mayo. The storm which des
olated so many homes deprived her of al
most everything on earth; father, mother,
sister and'brother. She was left destitute.
Her sweetheart too, was a sufferer. ;He
lqst much.rOf his possessions in Dickin
BQn, but he stepped bravely forward 'and
took his sweetheart to his home.
" Sympathy From Peru. t
LIMA, Peru, Sept 14. The House of
Representatives has sanctioned a motion
to send a cablegram to tbe President of
the Uhfted "States," expressing the con
dolence of the. people of Peruover the
disaster at' Galveston. '
Stops the Cough and Works Off tho
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l oho day. No cure, no pay. Price,' 25 vents.
SEPTEMBER 15, 1900.
OVER A MILLION DOLLARS
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE RELIEF
OF .TEXAS SUFFERERS.
Outside Laborers to Be Talcen to Gal
veston to Conduct the Sani
AUSTIN, Tex.a Sept. 14. At a confer
ence between Governor Sayers and a com
mltteo from Galveston It was decided that
Instead of looking to the laboring people
of Galveston for work in 'this emergency,
an importation of Outside laborers to the
number of 2000 should be made to conduct
;tbe -sanitary work, while tho. people of
Galveston were given an opportunity of
looking after their own losses and rebuild
ing their own property without giving
any time to the-city-at-large. It Is be
Jieyed that with these 2000 outside la
'borers""Jt will require about four weeks
to clean the 'city of debris, and, In the
meantime, the citizens can.be working on
their own property and repairing dam
Anothor committee from Velasco re
ported that 2000 people are In destitute
circumstances, beIng'without food, dom
ing or homes. Crops were totally de
stroyed, all farming Implements were
washed away, and the people have noth
ing at hand with which to work In the
fields. A relief committee from the Co
lumbia precinct reported 2500 destitute.
Other sections sent in committees during
the day, and as a result of all these, Gov
ernor Sayers ordered post-haste ship
ments of supplies. x
During the day the Governor received
a large number of; subscriptions, and it
Is estimated., that the total subscription
list to date and at Galveston will reach
$1,300,000'. Governor Sayers states that as
soon as possible he will prepare a list of
subscriptions by states and give it out
Today the Governor ordered a train
load of provisions to be sent from Dallas
to Galveston, and also ordered provis
ions and clothing sent (frora' San Antonio.
Governor Sayre received information
from the Penitentiary "authorities, at the
convict farm on Clemens' plantation, near
Velasco, that 18 convicts had been
drowned or killed during the storm and
two others were badly Injured. Tho Pen
itentiary officials estimate, that the share
farms of the state have been Injured to
the' extent of $100,000.
AN INCIDENT OF THE STORM.
English Woman Lost Her Husband
NEW ORLEANS, Sept 14. One of the
most pathetic stories of suffering in Gal
veston was learned today when the South
ern Pacific train arrived from Houston.
Among, the passengers was Mrs. Mary
Quayle, of Liverpool, Eng., and Jonathan
Hale, of Gloversvllle, N. T. Mrs. Quayle
came from New York to Galveston, arriv
ing there Thursday, accompanied by her
husband, Edward Quayle, a tabulator on
the Liverpool Cotton . .Exchange.. Mrs.
Quayle and her husband took apartments
In the Lucas Terrace, a fashionable 'place
in the eastern end of the island. Dur
ipg the storm Saturday evening, while
Mr. Quayle was peering out of a window,
thoro came an unusually violent gust of
wind, and the window was literally sucked
out 6slf by a -mighty air pump, and he
was taken with it. Mrs. Quayle was
was thrown .against a door of thVroom.
When she came to her senses she began to
call for her husband. Mr. Hale, who oc
cupied the adjoining room, came to her
assistance, and cared for her until dawn
Sunday. Then they went out together and
searched throughout all the adjacent por
tion of the city for her husband, but no
trace of him was found. The search was
kept up until Monday night, without suc
cess. .Then Mr. Hale brought Mrs. Quayle
via Houston to New 'Orleans, and they
took A 'train for' New York. Mrs. .Quayle
will return to Englarid She' wa's com
pletely prostrated, and, although 'having
not yet reached middle' age, Ahad the ap
pearance of a frail, ' decrepit bid woman,
so terrible Had been the ordeal.
Gnerc Appoints a Relief Committee.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 14, Governor
Gage today Issued -a proclamation -announcing
the appointment of a relief com
mittee to represent California in affording
aid to the flood-stricken of Galveston and
urging contributions on the part of or
ganizations and individuals. The total
amount subscribed in this city to the
relief fUnd is now about $11,500. Los An
geles has raised over '$4000. and other
cities and towns are contributing liberally.
Ono carload of provisions and clothing
has already been dispatched and four
others will be added to the Santa Fe
special train before It leaves the state.
.Raised In Ne-rv York.
NEW YORK, Sept 14. Subscriptions
for the relief of the sufferers of the
Texas hurricane amount to ?158,496. Chi
nese merchants In Mott, Pell and Doyer
streets contributed $$99 to'day.
At Jamestown, N. Y., today Judge J.
B. Fisher, grand exalted ruler of the
grand lodge of Elks, authorized the Gal
veston lodge to draw on him for $1000,
and announced that he would appeal to
the lodgeB for further assistance.
From Montana Democrats.
BUTTE. Mont., Sept. 14. At the Demo
cratic County Convention here today a
collection was taken up for the Texas
flood sufferers, which netted $577.
', MaeArthur's Casualty List.
. WASHINGTON. Sept 14. The follow
ing Is general MaeArthur's latest casual
"Manila, Sept 13. Adjutant-General,
"Killed: August 27, Jaro Leyte, Forty
fourth Infantry, Edward M. Agree; Au
gust . 26, Forty-third Infantry, Carl F.
Carlson; July L San Bias, Panay,
Twenty-sixth Infantry, Richard O'Heara;
September 9, Cabuago, Luzon, Troop K,
Third Cavalry, Sergeant Matthew Sim
Ua; August 24, Nueva Caceras, Luzon,
Forty-fifth, Infantry, Corporal , Otis C
"Missing: September 9, Cabuago, Luzon,
Third Cavalry, James .G. Lyons, Otto
"Wounded: Ernest A. Mussler, wound
ed in. lung, moderate; August 27, Jaro
Leyte, Forty-fourth Infantry; John Tills,
'Corporal William B. Parker, Thomas D.
Donnell, moderate; August 28, Dumcngas,
Panay, Twenty-sixth Infantry, Albert -V.
Rhodes, arm, head, moderate; September
3, Calamba, Luzon, Thirty-ninth. Infantry,
Garret Farmer, leg above knee, slight;
July 24, Fortieth Infantry, Edward C
Underwood, breast, serious; August 24,
Nueva Caceras, Luzon, Forty-fifth In
fantry, Charles Brocker, arm, serious;
Benjamin W. Madill, shoulder, slight;
September 14, Gapan, Luzon, Troop A,
FOurth Cavalry, Corporal Lemuel L
Rupper, thigh, serious; Harry B. Walk
up, thigh, moderate.
Massachusetts Forest Fires.
PLYMOUTH, Mass., Sopt. 14. Acre af
ter acre of which was beautiful wood
land early In the week Is now a stretch
of blackened, smoky ground, over which
dense smoke hangs in clouds. The brush
fires which sprang Into activity . with
Wednesday's gale have simply devastat
ed a great region of Plymouth County,
swept away Bcores of frame buildings,
Btampeded. horses and cattle and killed
Immense numbers of birds and-Imperiled
the lives of many people. The probable
losses 'are very heavy, far exceeding in
the aggregate 5150,000 in this county alone.
Poniatbvrski's Plan 'May Fall.
. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14. Most of the
stockholders of the Pacific Coast Jockey
Club, after voting conditionally to lease
the Inglcslde track ,to the San Fran-1
clsco Jockey Club Prince Ponlatowski's
new organization, appointed a committee
to pass upon terms and report Its recom
mendations to the main bbdy. A meet
ing'' wosheld"- but nothing was, done, and
now tho minority' claims that no lease
has been determined upon and that the
wholo proceeding is irregular and Ule-
' Horiry J. 'Crocker JM been removed
from the directorate ol-the Pacific Coast
Jockey Club and Hall McAllister ap
pointed In his place, on a showing made
to the directors that Mr. Crocker does
not own -a share of .stock in th cmb.
ERUGER A PRISONER.
Unable to Direct Operation in Lour
enco Maraue. ,
-rnT-nn-w Rmf 14. According to the
Lourenco Marques correspondent of the
Dally Telegraph, Mr. Kruger Is virtually
a prisoner In ' the residence of the dis
trict Governor. This Is at the instance
of the British Corisul, who protested
against Mr. Kruger using Portuguese ter
ritory as a base for directing his execu
tive affairs. The French Consul has been
forbidden access to Mr, Kruger, as have
also, the latter's own officials. The dis
trict Governor has -notified Herr Pott,
the Netherlands Consul, that he iwno act
ed as a Boer Consular agent at Lourenco
Marques) can no longer be recognized as
a representative of the Transvaal, which
is now British territory.
Leads Roberts to Iiaue a Proclama
1 tlon to the Boers.
1 LONDON. Sept. 14. Tho following dis
patch has been received at the War Or
flco from Lord Roberts:
'Machadoddrp, Thursday, Sept 13.
Kruger has fled to Lourenco Marques,
and" Botha, has been obliged to give over
the command of tho 'Boer Army tempo
Tarily to Vlljoen. on account of iu-healtn.
in consequence of" thls.'I have circulated
a proclamation as follows:
" 'The late President Kruger, with
Beitz and the archives of the South Af
.rlcan Republic, has crossed the Portu
guese frontier and arrived at Lourenco
Marques, with the view of sailing for Eu
rope at an early date. Kruger has for
mally resigned the position which he held
as President of the South African Re
public, thus severing his official connec
tion with tho Transvaal. Kruger's ac
tion shows .how hopeless, in his opinion,
is the war,, which has now been carried
on for' nearly a year, and his desertion
of the Boer cause should make clear to
his fellow-burghers that It Is useles3,to
continue tho 'struggle any longer.
" It Is probably unknown to the in
habitants of the Transvaal and the
Orange River 'Colony, that nearly 5,000
of their fellow-subjects are now pris
oners, of war. not one of whom will be
released until those now under arms
against us surrender unconditionally.
" 'The burghers must be cognizant of
the fact that no intervention in their
behalf can come from any of the great
powers; and further that the British Em
pire is determined to complete the work
'which has already cost so many lives,
and. carry to ja conclusion the war de
clared against her by the late govern
ments of the Transvaal and the Orange
Free State, a war to which there can be
only one ending.' "
The Gazette today announces that the
Victoria Cross has been bestowed on
Sergeant Arthur Lindsay, of Strathcona's
Horse, for rescuing a wounaea irouy m
tho face of a heavy Boer fire at North
Standerton August 5.
INTENTIONS OF KRUGER.
It Is Said He Will Set Up His Gov
ernment In atozamblque.
NEW YORK, Sept. 14. A dispatch to
the Tribune- from London says:
The Mall's correspondent In Lourenco
Marques- leams""that Mr Krugefc Has re
signed the .Presidency of theTransxaal,
but remains ,a member ,of- the executive.
General Botha Is said to have been so. In
censed afc the cowardly conduct of hl3
forces ,that he has resigned the supreme
command, and Vlijoen Is now Commandant-General.
According to a Lisbon mes
sage to the Express. Mr. Kruger proposes
to set uptho seat of his government at
News from the seat of war in South
Africa is Indecisive, but It Is clear that
Lord Roberts is making a concentrated
movement upon Komatipoort, and has
left Pretoria Jn order to direct it per
sonally. Ian Hamilton is returning to the
railway from Lydenburg; Polo-Carew 13
pushing east towards Nelsprult; French
is making for Barberton, and Buller ha3
divided both his forces and cut off a
portion of them from communication with
tho commandos between Nelsprult and
Komatipoort. Lydenburg apparently was
abandoned 'as soon as it was captured,
and the British forces are in hot pursuit
of the remnant of the Boer Army, and
driving it eastward to the Portuguese
frontier. These tactics are bold, but in
accordance with Lord Roberts strategy
since February. Komatipoort is tho new
objective point, and when it f3 captured
Lord Roberts will be credited with having
taken possession of the last Dutch rail
way lino and Closed the door into neutral
territory. The work of pacification will
not have been thoroughly worked out,
but the main object will have been se
cured, as was done when Bloemfonteln
and Pretoria were occupied.
Krnj?er Has Moved.
LOURENCO MARQUES, Sept 14. Pres
ident Kruger has removed from the home
of Herr Pott, the Consul of the Nether
lands here, to the residence of the district
Buffalo Butchers' Strike.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept l4.-The strika
of butchers, which -originated in the
packing-house of the Jacob Dold Packing
Company, has spread to tho establish
ment of Sahlem Brothers, Michael Dan
'ahay, Christian Klinlck, Kllnick Brothers
and the Buffalo Packing Company. Tha
aggregate number of men out is vari
ously estimated at between 800 and 1200.
A large meeting of the strikers was held
last night, and it was. Intimated at its
conclusion that the engineers, coopers,
carpenters and other employes of the
packlng-housds "must go out to'day as
an act of sympathy for the butchers.
Tho cause of the strike Is said to be
the refusal of the Dold Company to dis
charge two men who failed to pay their
dUes to the union.
Hovfard'a Jury Completed.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept 4. The
jury, in the case of James Howard,
charged with being a principal in the
Goebel assassination, was completed to
day. The jury stands 10 Democrats, ono
Republican and one anti-Goebel Demo
crat. Ten of the jurors are farmers.
At tho afternoon se'ssion of the court,
Judge Williams made tho opening state
ment of the case for theprosecutlon. Sev
eral witnesses testified this afternoon,
but nothing was brought out not al
ready developed in the Powers' case and
the other trials.
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