Galveston Daily News, August 14, 1896

Galveston Daily News

August 14, 1896

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - August 14, 1896, Galveston, Texas The Sunday News, 2 fun of news. Crisp and Instructive. For Four Months PtiK' yoiif thtoCifh our loenl or I B'l. JUeot bj i1. O. or Kiprws Monej Order to A. H. BELO A CO., Pnbluben. Otlwtoa. SOMETHING POPPED ID YUUK tjC> A Mt Just as you }.ou, fw llw you re- mcmter anj make ttie cturgti ia tlie but you diin't. Not the first llrae it has occurrc.! either. Use Our And your anxiety and (vorry will be at and end. !ly our Coupon Svstem i-j liukr U.c auruc fust and the afler- waiJs. Imposiip'e for- K'-'t. Try it. At the of the "year your bank convince you ttui we are right. Samples can lud for 'he asking. Write ui where to send tliera. MERCHANDISE COUPON BOOKS TEN PAGES 55TH YEAH-NO. 143 BLOWN TO DEATH IIXI'I.IISIOX IX A SAWMII.I miATii AMI TJO.V IX ll'S THREE MEN KILLED Manufacturing Statlonfrs, GALVESTON. Make the Best Blank Books on Earth BASE t BEACH BALL PARK. HOUSTON VERSUS GALVESTON, _________OjnnGjJaUod at 5 p. m. TELEPHONE Oyer the Loug Distance Linos of the Southwestern Telegraph and Tele- phone Company to nearly 7500 subscribers ia tho principal cities ami towns of Texas. Toll stations in tho Central Offirp, Hotels and other convenient locations.' Ask -al" for stations connected and rates charged. If our Drummers don't happen to be on hand when you need goo'ds, don't hesitate to send us your orders by mail. We pledge ourselves to make the best selection and low- est market prices. You will save time and be at no dis- advantage. We have a -complete stock of fresh goods, besides our proprietary articles, the APEX goods, which are becoming more and more popular. And Five Other rersouu IJtulIy. lu jure4l. Two Seriously, IVr- JbuiiH Fatally. VICTIMS' HORRIBLE DEATH The. IliiU.llnpr mi a Machinery. Blown to ICuKiucer Hurled Thirty of ihe Horror. HOUSTON. TEXAS. TalkThat Is Hot Followed By Wise, Prompt and Decisive Action Is !lke the noise mafle by the rain falling on the roof. Good results are nut ihe truita ot such thoughtlessness. The tlmrf Is near at hand tthen you can with safety and to your advantage swao liorses. unU bestow your grocery uatronai-e upon us. Let self-Interest inspire vou to do fo. Our arummers are quite busy' but ran estimated or. from T-'K) lo iflfV'. Here. were, about Jcu deaths on the n "Vork alone, li, in Brooklyn and" 1 Jersey City. The .Illinois populist convention on tho 2th nominated A. L. Alaxwi-M for auditor nd four ejectors left to till vai-iinrieii on ie democratic ticket for UK.' purpose of ision. The remainder of tho democratic cket wiiH nominated. The iicgr'j dcinocniiic nalionnl league, in pension ul Chieayo on the ii'th, ludnrseil 3lryan anil Kev.-jill. the phi I form nnd free and unlimited coinage of slher fleiMed offleers. To be in fashion, ihe usual bolt look place, thv decltir- IIIK the convL'iitUiu packed unu the pro- Irregular. DISASTROUS FLOODS. A fl.OlOUUlST IX WKS'l'HItX 1'B.VV- 11USII.TS IN A Xl.M- IlKlt Ob' IJK.VrilS. OVERFLOW IN PINE CREEK Can-ten Away Houttfif, llnrtiK, Bridg Oil Tan Utc 11 ltd til be r Property, UuilifH llectivereti. Fittslnirjr. Pa., Aug. A great rain storm burst ovc-r this city an-u vicinity thU morning at S o'clock, (Minting territory several miles In ami, swelling otivuins, swiping away bridges and buildings and sending a score or lives into eternity. Tlie siorni came. from the southwest and great banks of dark, angry clouds hovert-d over Pittsburgh and the surruuiulintf coun- try, turning day into darkness mul striking1 terror to the hearts of the Inhabitants. Suddenly, the clouds burst asunder and the rain iell in sheets. The greatest damage Is reported from the Pine creek valley, a few miles north of thl3 city, but definite reports of the loss of lifo and property are coming in slowly. The first report placed the number of lives lost at six, but it is now believed that no less than thirty persons have perished in the floods. Pino creek has overflowed its banks, and from tlia little hamlet of De Haven, in the "Wild wood oil fields, the greatest damage is reported. At noon to- day information was received at the cor- oner's office that six lives wore lost at De Haven, but no names were learned, l-'rom other sources come reports of fatalities along Pine creek, but confirmation of these are difficult. De Haven Is an oil town of several hundred inhabitants. The bridge across Pine creek at this point was car- ried away by the flood, and the cre'ek was soon filled with oil tanks, houses, barns and other 'drift, wliicfi indicated a he.avy total of loss to the neighborhood. The creek flowed through Etna, a. suburb, a.rd at this point Slain street was flooded to a depth of six feet. Residents along the banks were forced to flee from their houses to the hill skies for safety. A family named Popleton, occupj'hiK a house on the banks, were flooded Sir. Thomas. Byrnes was caught In the nood anil drowned. The station at Etna Is sub- merged. Shortly after 10 o'clock the body of Mrs. Thompson of Sharpsburg was recovered from the river. The water completely submerged Spang Chalfant's mill, and rose so rapidly that the men who were at work at the time were compelled to swim for their lives. One of the peculiarities of the storm in Pine creek, aside from Its severity, was that it was unaccompanied by thunder ana lightning. It came very quickly and with no warning whatsoever. The heavy rain lasted for three hours. The cause of the storm can be directly attributed to the approach of the cool wave from the- northwest. A heavy fog, which was mixe'd with smoke, hunt: over the city during the early- -morning-. This was an indication of approaching trouble. The total rainfall until noon was 2.24 Inches. There must have been three or four inches of rain at De Haven it lasted, to cause so much damage. As a result of the heavy rains, thore will be a rapid rise In the and to' give the people timely warning the weather bureau has arranged to receive, reports from all the weather stations. The storm in PiHsburg and Allegheny was one of the most severe of the year. The rainfall was over two Inches, falling in the morning. Great damage was done by the water in various 'parts of the city. Streets were scattered with mud and de- bris. car lines were inundated and tracks blocked and houses flooded and rendered unsafe. The storm was especially felt at Sharps- burg. Up to 2 p. m. six bodies had been re- covered. They were: MRS. POPLETON. MRS. THOMPSON. MRS. ROBINSON. MRS. THOMAS BYRNES. MRS. ALDE. An unknown man. Many persona, including a. little daughter of Mrs. Popleton, were rescued from the creek. Two members cf the Popleton fam- ily are still missing and are believed to Us drowned. Reports of the total loss of life runs from ten to thirty. Pine creek, which 1s usually fifty feet wide, was from half to three- quarters of a mile wide. Dozens of bridges were washed away and all the towns along the valley are under water. Dispatches from Westmoreland counfy state that Clear Ridge, Jeanette and Jr- win are Inundated. At Clear Ridge the water rose to the second and the oc- cupants were rescued with difficulty. The storm came from the southwest, pre- ceded by dork and threatening clouds, which obscured the sun and enveloped the city in an almost Egyptian darkness. As the gloom began to dispel the rain came in torrents, and for ar. hour tlie downpour was torrllic. It then let up slightly, but for three hours longer it rained without ceasing. The suburbs and small towns nearby severely. De Haven, a imall oil town on the Pittsburg and West- ern railroad, had to bear thu brunt of the storm's fury and It was there moat or the ivt's were lost. The town is in a valley just at the lunction of 'two creeks, ami every heavy storm fills these creeks and portions of the place. When the itorm burst, the house of James Robin- son was mad? the place of refuge by ten people. Of this number, tluee ot' the mo- lten drowned. The storm partook oC Mic rmture or' a cloudburst and tilled the streams to overflowing with wonderful rnn- ilily. A torrent of eighteen came runh- !ng down iirjil struck tin? Robinson reai- lenoi; with terrible force, carrying it from its foundation unil toppling it over into the 'reek. The house, collapsing as it was car- along, was lodged iiRainsi sonic- wll- ows along tin: bank and the occupants, who had clum: with desperation to the ruins, were by siipprhiumm o make their e-scapt; to I a ml. all except ihree. women, who were drowmd mid their todies washed down stream. The I nimbi .ants of the south side will lose hundreds :ipon hu nil reds of dollars wurth fumi- .uro. At Manor ami the loss to the resl- will be immense, us about sixty iousen in the- two towns are almost sub- merged. The mining village of OJnridpre on the Manor Valley road near GreensbnrK, was almost wiped out by tho cloudhuint, but no lives reported lost. Tho Manor gas com- ianyfs mines are flooded. To-nlfiht indications aro that the. loss of Ife will not be as great as repimed. The cnown dead are as follows: MRS. SITSAN-AITD. 74. MRS. ELLEN POPLETON. aged MRS. FLORKNCE ROBINSON, nml her daughter, aged 31. MKK. OOCIHRAN'fi INFANT. SCHAFFIOU. jigi-il 10. N MAN. SntiMicru Idir.tlterinen. Memphis, Tenn., Aug. Tho Southern lumber manufacturers' asnoctaiion, in ses- sion here to-day, atloptc'l u resolution, after much discussion, cloc.l'irlnff against ihe provision In the Wilson tnrli'f law on lumber and that POIIRIYSS re- more tho duty to wlii-.i it WHS tinder tho McKlnley hill. Thl.i netlon wit.s tnken on aernum of the large ImponnTlonn of Onmi- dinn lumber nmi IOTS into the United States, jj. I-'iilU-rion of St. Louis WUH elected treasurer of the nsnodation, tg laku the of J. H. lloKurt. deceaaed, The '.'ouvuiitlon uUJuurned slim die. EMILY SBLWOOD TENNYSON, Widow of the late Poet Laureate-Life of Seclusion Ended at Her Beautiful Home In the Isle of Wight Emily Selwood Tennyson, Baroness d'Eyn- court, widow of the poet laureate, died Monday at Farringford, the beautiful resi- dence of the Tennyson family in the Isle of Wight. Her son, Halhun Tennyson, is the present Baron Tennyson. Lady Tennyson lived a secluded life, and, very like her husband, was unknown in English society. She might have been dis- tinguished ami even brilliant in the best of Rnglish drawing rooms, as in her own, had she so desired. Her opportunities, not only by reason of the laureate's fame as the greatest of living poets, but through her own fine mind and innate gentility, had been ample. She preferred, however, the quiet of the delightful place in the pretty Island off Portsmouth, the care of .her roses, the pleasure she extracted from her piano, and the affairs of her household, to the gayety of city life or even the less severe burden of country society. The poet aiid his wife were lovers even in their own old age. Lord Tennyson was il when they were married, and he had known her when she was a mere child. Indeed, they had been companions from her girl- hood. -Her mother was :i sister of Sir John Franklin, the great aretic_explorer, and her youngest sister was the wife of Charles Tennyson Turner. As a young woman she had a beautiful, delicate and refined face, and with age she lost but little- if any of these qualities. Her eyes were large and expressive, and her frcat quantity of wavy brown hair was ressed In the loose ringlets that were fash- ionable about the time when the poet wooed and won her. The marriage took place on June 13, 1S50, and lor a few years after that they lived at Twickenham, Which was hal- lowed by .association en every side of Alex- ander I'npp. It was here that Hallam was born in 1S5'_'. 38T.1 they visited Italy. Mem- ories, of that journey are recalled in "The which the poet addressed to his wife. Lady Tennyson was a fine musician and spent much of her time in arranging or composing pretty bits of melody, sometimes setting the lines of hrr husband's sentlnien- tal sonnets to the airs she wove out of her thought. She was a clever performer on the pianoforte, and at times gave infinite pleas- ure to the poet by drawing from this rather unexpresslve instrument music that was of real inspiration. Only one of her composi- tions has been published. So shrinking was her charac.ti.-r that it was only Lord Tennyson hat] besought plead- ingly that she permitted its publication. In iove of retirement and quietude, the and his wife were very congenial. They were never and-fortunate, in- were those who could gain admission to the pretty house in the Isle of Wight, It V.MS not always she mingled with the poet's friends who had the entree to Farringford or Halsmere. She was not in robust health for many years. When a few years before hi.-s death the poet paid-occasional visits to London, and shone as a bright star in the social firmament, kady Tennyson seldom accompanied him. It might have been truly said of her that she was too retiring and of the many people in England concerned about her death few have spen her UNDERTHE BIG DOME, SERIOVSLT CONSIDERING Pl'SION OP REPUBLICANS, POPS AND SOUND MOMJV 111: HOC HATS. WHAT IT MEANS FOR TEXAS Conservative RstlumteH Tlmt Tend b" to deliver W per cent, or, to u fusion ticket. This would swell com- bined oppnsirfou to 210.000 voles, with the sound currency democrats yet (o henr from, nnd with'not over h'.Wi or IM.UIO votes neressary to give ihe coalltlonisis a lead pint: .jjnoh. If Hiiy of Die state house (iguro jugglers can gfit jiroiinJ figures I would like to sec them do It, and the above estimates n re conservative. The MopuMst vole is placed sevevnI thousand below what it In l.vii ami the republican vote tfi'-c-M but ij'd per cent of the actiul silvngth nf the party. As a mnttef of faet a t'usSnu lietween tho jmpMlistn and republicans iiluitc, with ihe real demoeruts cnilr-iy tnit ol It, could (.-ually thu five silver ticket, provided all the goods could be de- livered, for the reason that the two oppo- sition parties simply have a greater voting strength In Texas than the alleged democ- racy can show up to save its life. And this is one of the years when almost every sovereign in the otate is going to vote if he has to craw! to the polls. Now as to the. delivery of the fusion vote Can it be deliveml to the ticket, and if not' why not'.' The populists have placc-d their candidates in the field and they are men who have the coniidtJice, respect and es- teem of I'ho rank and tile of-their party The. candidates suit the populist voters and that is ail that is necessary so far as this matter is concerned. Then why will the.v not vote for candidates to a hy will t'hey throw away trhe first and only opportunity they ever had to get IKJS- session of the state the very thuiK for which organized the party in this state and for which they Have been working like Trojans during the past dec- ade? Have I'hoy been doing all this for tlioir hrailh? Ami do they not know that it is sink or swim with them this year? And inducements can vhere for these men to knife their own What can it profit them? Under all the circumstances it is ridic- ulous to assert that the populists will not hue up as one man ior their state ticket. As far as t-ho republicans are the.v have to gain nothing- on earth 10 lose hy exerting themselves to deliver the gcotls in case a cailiiion matcr- alizes. Without a fusion they can not hope to carry the state for McKInley and neither have Mu.-y uny chance lo down free silver ring u.nd become Indirectly in- teresteil in the state government. With a successful coalition t-hey have n good fight- ing c-naiiee 10 throw Texas to a e.mch in placing their charge of the stave jrcvernment Th-ey nave more than that. They have a splen- did chance 10 elect several congressmen from i hi." in the Galvmon and San Antonio districts. Then why should not the. republicans loyally deliver rhe g-onds in accordance with the fusion eon- tract? Thf-y can do it if tluy want ;o and there is no why they sh-ouM want to. Ffence. the free silver brigade is j-o badly friiflitenin! that it can nm conceal tljf- harrow.'iiK ft it lias reason to be The sound money democrats of Texas have but uhl-ct in view ns 1 und'er- stand il that be in a1 to arid dis- rupt the close political corporation rluu is doing business nt the srate with a lavish hand nnd bring about the better- ment of the ?tiite government. If this is their ohjoot tlu-y must know that the em- ployment of heroic methods Is to ncccmplis-h such a result nnd therefore will exercise their best and most thoughtful judgment in tl.c premises. U !s a self-evi- dent itict that a fusion mn.te and curried out in good faith win result in the final overthrew of tho eapifol ihuig (hat is Just SIMV to happyh within ih.- next two or thrrp.yoars. -.vhetber it liappons In November or not. us ihe, sun ia sure LO shine. Mr.xirnn Itfius. City of Aug. sessions of the J'an-Amerieiin congress have begun here, although most of tho strong coun- tries Juivo iibstained from sending dele- grttes. This congress was called at the in- stigation of Kcundor, and that republic is represented. r.s are also Mexico, Guate- mala. Salvador. Costa Rica r.nd Honduras. li.-M rially ;n the national pal- ace and nrc ace and nrc urn-ite, heing pros-fded over bv KeuaMurAtn uiinistcr. Min'- Isier in Meli-omlng ihe delegates reiirt tied that so ni.iiiy imporrunl countries liiid not acceded in the invithtion and re- niiirked tliat this heen foreseen bv the Mexican Rovernni-nt, in spin of this fiid. In oxt.-ml its hasnltnl- i niui fticlMtato. their la- :ty to 'J bors in nt! pnssihjc Toriential ml us <-n tlie Isthmus nf Pnn- ftnia. following the irreni drouth havo MWfpt awi.y lirldgen anil washed out nart of the but n is i-epurl will sonn lie nunlc. Tin- wi'iiihiT iinilniii-s .it-ltirhtfiillv conl, niut snow on Lho vuicaiiocd is uug- b NEWS KST.UU.UUILD lui A. H. B5LO CO., OffJftS of 1'1'iU.lCATlOM; Galveston and Dallas, Tex. Tlw only J1.CO jt-ar. FEARLESS POLITICS! ITS Never swayed by public opinion to indorse that which in its judgment is not right or just, -and each day giving the latest im- portant happenings through- out the world is the prin- ciple upon which The News has built its magnificent business. If you wish to read a paper that will not pander to popular theories and warp its opinions mere- ly to catch your subscrip- tion, The News is the paper for you to peruse. The national campaign is on. Issues are involved that will materially affect the inter- ests of this republic. You can read 'all sides of the different questions in THE NEWS. Subscription Price (by THE SUNDAY mos., ?0c 1 1 The I months, 250 Daily News, 6 months, S.OO Jl2 months, 10.00 Subscribe through our local agent, or remit direct by post- oftice or express money order to 'A. H. BELO CO., Publishers, Galveston. BeUville, III., Aug. -deition- strations by the turbulent 'elements of Belleville against the Salvation army, which have occurred at frequent intervals on the public square for a year past, cul- minated last night in a riot. There are no serious casualties to chronicle.- For over ttt-o hours the mob surged around the little band of Christians, cursing, Indecencies, pushing, striking and a perfect bedlam of discord and noise. At' 9 o'clock Hans Schwartz, editor of a little German anarchist paper, happened and it is said immediately assumed .the leadership of the crowd. Rush after rush was made, and the Salvationists, men and women alike, were thrown with terrific force. Appeals were made for police pro- tection, but in vain. One of the army flags, in which the stars and stripes were sewed, was torn its staff and trampled upon. One of the women was struct on the head with a missile. Finallj- a squad of police interfered and stopped the fight by driving the Salvationists off 10 their hall. Troops to the Frontier. Denver. Col., Aug. General -Wheeler, commander of the department of Colorado, when Informed of the Indian outbreak at once placed the troops in the field to head off the Indians should they invade Amer- ican territory. From Fort JIuachnaca, for- ty miles north of Nogales, Captain Jiumus, with troop A. First cavalry, immediately started for the border. The army officers stale that tliere is no reason to believe that troops will be involved In the engage- men i. It "IK a Mexican affair, in which the Apaches are not interested. .Holler Hxplualoii. Alliance, O., Aug. lad-horse power boiler at the Louisville brick and tile works near Maximo, five miles west of here, exploded this morning with terrifrtc farce, completely wrecking the building. Several men are reported killed. FIREJRECORD, Hotel nurnofl. New York, Aug. The Manhansett hotel at Shelter islaim, oiie of the largest mid most fashionable of the summer hoieln on the L.OIIK inland coast, took Jlre early to-day. Tht'i-d were no means at hand of comhEiting the flames, and engines had to be brought from a distance. The whola south side of the hotel was burned, en- tailing a loss of Most of the bag- gage of Tho guests was saved. nt Texnrknnn. Texarkana. Ark., Aug. At an early hour this morning a two-story dwelling ownt-d by Mat Levy was destroyed by tire. I -ess, insured foi- J. W. Hearon, who orcupioj the premises, lost, his house- hold turnituro and effects, valued at insured for Company Plant. ICalamazoo. Mich., Aug. The Michi- gan buffgy company's plant was damaged to tho extent of J65.000 by (ire to-night; Insuranop, About a third of ihe lilant was burned. Rraidence at (inlnrnvillr. Tex., 13.--- A residence? belonging ta A. Hacahach on luniks street inirned last night, hoes, JSOO; Insurance, Gin SllKhtly Dnirmfirfd. Lockhart, Csldwell Co., Tex., Axis. J. T, Vick'9 gin here caught tire this even- Ing. Hut little damage was done. Mill nnd Rlcvntor Jlnrnert Tilnggoid, TPX.( Aug. The R mill and elevator Imriiwl at I o'clock Uuy. ;