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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - September 12, 1900, Boston, Massachusetts THE BOSTON GLOBE-WEDNESHAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1900. HEART TOUCHED. People of the Country Ofter Aid to Sufferers, Standard Oil Places St 9,000 at the Governor's Service. PESTILENCE FKiRKD. 'LONE STAR STATE’S HOSTLER. Subscriptions in New York Reach $4850—Mayor Hart Asks by Telegraph What the Most Urgent Needs of the Survivors Are, and Proposes to Help Meet Them. The cry of distress from stormswept Texas has touched the American people, and relief is being hurried to the sufferers in every conceivable way and form. Special trains bearing provisions and clothing are moving from San Francisco, Chicago and New York, the war department is hurrying tents and rations from St Louis, .San Antonio and other army depots, the people of Houston are forwarding food and clothing, the Red Cross society is raising funds, and everywhere appeals to the people to contribute to the relief of the sufferers are meeting with prompt response. Mayor Hart of this city has sent a message of inquiry to the governor of Texas and awaits his answer. When the needs are made known the mayor intends to call a meeting of prominent citizens and arrange for Boston doing her share in the relief work. Sir Thomas Lipton cables $1000, the Standard Oil company has tendered Gov Sayers $10,000, the Southwestern telephone company $1000, Charles J. Glidden of Boston $500, Mayor Van Wyck of New York $500. the Chicago packing houses have contributed $1000 worth of meats, $4850 has been subscribed in New York. Aud thus does the good work go on. OPENING UP COMMUNICATION. Efforts of Telephone Company Aided by Governor—Pres Glidden Gives $500 and Company $1000. Pres Charles J. Glidden of the Southwestern telegraph un'! telephone company yesterday sent the following dispatch to Gov Bayers at Austin, Tex: “Southwestern telegraph and telephone company extends to ail tho people of Texas to aid the sufferers the complimentary use of its service to Virginia Point and Galveston as noon as It can be established. Stations will be opened probably today at Virginia Point. If a tug can be placed at our service messages can be promptly transmitted to telephone stations on the island ani then to points in the city. We will also lay temporarily Jive miles of cable which we have on hand at Houston The Southwestern t.-legraph and telephone company contribute to you flOUO to aid the sufferers. I personally add $50U to the amount.” Gov Bayers promptly replied as follows: "Telegram received. Very many thanks. Am endeavoring to ta ure a government boat to ply between Galveston.and the malnlanl.” Pres Glidden also received the following telegrams from manager Baker of the telephone company at Houston: "Houston. Tex, Sept ll, 4 p rn— Claimed here cotton damaged slightly. Messrs Foster arid Gates going on special over Santa Fe. I go with M, KAT officials over that line. If succeed In laying cable across bay may establish circuits tonight or tomorrow.” "Houston, Tex, Sept ll, 5 p rn—I’ S government in charge at Galveston. Reported soldiers forcing citizens to bury the dead. Beath list increasing. The situation beggars description.” MAYOR HART WIRES INQUIRY. He Asks What Kind of Help from Boston Will be Most Acceptable to the People of Galveston No Reply as Yet. Mayor Hart has tak*-n On Initiative in the ma’ter of assistance from I! --ton to th, people of Galveston. H- telegraphed the mayo: of G lveston yesterday as follows: "What help from Boston will be most acceptable! What dolour sufferers most require from < in pee pie, who send h-artf. :t rn* -sag*-.- of friendliness? Th im.- N Hr rt. Up to n late hour '.as':' night Mayor Hart had rn t rec ... J a r-He said no com se of action would be decided upon until he heard officially from Gal-vt sion. The mayor also said that whatever the demands that might tome respecting the sufferers, the business men and tile whole p,-< pl. >f I: • ■ ■ d |„ pended upon to do their full duty. Boston had never I, n found wanting in any crisis, and would certainly do her share toward alleviating the distress in thy present emergen- y. NEW YORK OFFER ACCEPTED. Gov Sayers Requests That Merchants Send Remittances to Him- Stanaard Oil Gives $10,000. NEW YORK, Sept JI—Gov Joseph D. Bayers of Texas, in reply to a telegram of the Merchants association of New York, tendering offer ,,f aid. wired as follows: Austin, Tex. Sept ll. 1900. The Merchants Association of New Y ork: Telegram received. Any contribution from New York will be fully appreciated and . otiiiiiualb remembered by the people of Tex a - Please make all remittances to me. Joseph J). Sayers, Governor. In reply the Merchants association sent th. following: Hon Joseph I > Sayers, Governor of Texas, Austin, Tex: Telegram received. Have formed committee comp.a-•■•I of many lending citizens of .'Sty. Will make remittance to you as per request until further orders. Kindly specify what in addition to money people of devastated distr!, t most need Blankets, •beets, underwear, clothing, cots and cods of this kind can probably be word had been sent to Gov Sayer by the Standard oil company, authorizing’ him to draw upon the company for $10,000. The subscriptions received by the association up to this evening amount to $4850. RED CROSS AT WORK. Committee In New York Will Receive and Forward Contribution* — It* Own Agents Will Distribute Them. NEW YORK, Sept ll—The American rational Red Cross began work for the Texas hurricane sufferers today. The committee will receive and forward contributions. not only from this city, but from all parts of the country. Tile Red Cross will send its own agents to the scene to care for the sick, feed the hungry and give shelter to tho homeless. Th'- work in Texas will be semiofficial In character, as the Red Cross has been I designated as a permanent agency for the relief of suffering caused bv war, ft.iuine, pestilence, flood, hurricane and ether calamities. The work will be reported to the government from time to time. Mis* Clara Bartcn has summoned to Washington W W Howard cf the Rod Cross India famine fund for a consultation on plans. LIPTON OFFERS TO GIVE $1000. In Cablegram to His American Representative He Expresses Heartfelt Sympathy for the Sufferer*. NEV.' YORK, fv pt ll—The following cablegram was received here today by the American representative of Sir Thomas Lipton: London, Sept ll—Very grieved to see pre es reports here regarding fearful calamity had befallen Galveston. Suffer-™ have my deepest and most h.-artf’ ;t sympathy, lf getting up public subscription will be glad to give $1000. Lipton. JOHNSTOWN WILL AID. Mayor Woodruff Say* in Proclamation : Fitting; Time to Show Our Gratitude for What tne World Did for Us-" JOHNSTOWN, Benn. Sept ll—Mayor Woodruff tonight issued the ’following pro; ii. T awl t al G definite information structlon of life and ■don and other ; la foods of tills kind can probably be ought < hcapest and in largest quan-tites in tliis section of this country. Merchants Association of New York. Tile association was notified today tna WALL PAPERS Closing out this season’s patterns at Vi the regular price. Cood Blanks  Sc. perron Cilts......7c.,8c., IOC. per roll Embossed, IOc. per roll and up. LISTON & COX Successors to C. T. F. PERKINS, 226 Tremont St. SUSI WFM* #12 our attention the Johnstown and vicinity ll \ ar- ago. Whole squares of homes ha-e I,cen swept awa}-, hundreds OI df ad are lying unburied, and thousands of people are destitute. “This would he a fitting time to show our gratitude for what the world did f.r - ii. the hour of ne* d. Any contribution* left at He banks in this city will b" acknowledged and promptly forward-d to the authorities In charge of the work of relief.” GIVE ONE NIGHT’S RECEIPTS. Proceeis of Monday’* Entertainment at Tremont Theater for Sufferer*. The first theatrical benefit in aid of tin- sufferers of Galveston is announced at the Tremont theater, where the entire proceed*? of next Monday evening'* performance of ' The Dairy Farm” will be devoi d to ti is object. Bv. rybody In the company and all 'he atterr.es of the house have volunteered their services, and any expense will be defrayed by managers Bchoeffel of the theater and Walliek of the combination. so that every cent received villi be handed over to Mayor Hart. contributions for the r< lief of the softer* i may be left at the box office of the Tremont theater, and a1! moneys thus re .-ived will be forwarded to the mayor. MAYOR VAN WYCK GIVES $500. Issue* an Appeal to Citizens of New York to Contribute. NEW YORK, Sept ll—Mayor Van Wyck toduj Issued an appeal to the citizens of New York for help for the gaffer**:* of Galveston, heading the appeal with a $500 subscription. Dr Dljcwell Plans an Entertainment. Dr John Dixwell of 52 West Cedar st has arranged to hold an entertainment in Boston theater on Sunday. Sept 23, the proceeds to be sent to Texas for the benefit of th*- sufferers there. Several members of theatric a1 companies now here have already volunteered their service*. Six Physician* Leave New York. NEW YORK, Sept ll Six physician* of the naff of Bellevue hospital left for Galveston this evening. At the head of these volunteers I* Dr Frank L. Christian, the house Burgeon. The others are: R. H. Cossltt. William R. Sullivan, J. K. Train®, Stanhope Cash and William P. O'Reilly. Fourteen other* are ready to follow them. Pennsylvanians Urged to Help. HARRISBURG. Penn, Sept ll-Got) Stone ha* issued a proclamation to the people of till* stale urging them to respond to the call for aid from the storm sufferers of Texas. fontinnrd from Abe First Pn««*. able-bodied men, to the public to clear the streets of debris. Big forces were at work last night, and the situation is much improved, bo far as the passage of vessels is concerned. 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 halting when ordered. It is reported that three of the citizen soldiery were shot by negroes. The steamer Lawrence arrived here early this morning from Houston with water and provisions. A committee of IOO citizens were aboard, among them being doctors and cooks. W. G. Van Vleck, general manager of the Southern Pacific, arrived here this morning. He thought it would be possible to establish mail service from Houston to Texas City tonight, w ith transfer boats to Galveston. Dead bodies have decomposed so badly It is impossible to any longer send them to sea for burial. The water has receded so far, however, that it is possible to dig trenches. and bodies are being buried where found. Debris covering bodies is being burned where it can be done so safely. Some order is being brought out of chaos, and something like a systematic attempt is being made to clear the debris and remove the dead. Idlers are being pressed into service at the point of the bayonet and made to work, and a military cordon is being drawn tighter and tighter about the place. Every horse and mule that was left in the city is in service. Supplies are coming in from Houston. and the first line of communication with i e outside world was opened todaj Texas City. Large forces re working on the railroads, and in a few days the people of Galveston believe the situation will be greatly improved. THOUSANDS ARE HOMELESS. Postmaster and Deputy Collector Report 500 Sheltered in Custom House- Dead Will Reach 1500, Perhaps Twice as Many. WASHINGTON, Sept ll—The secretary of the treasury has received the following Joint telegram, dated yesterday, from Postmaster Griffin and Special Deputy Collector Rosenthal at Galveston: ‘‘The city and island of Galveston swept by terrific cyclone ami tidal wave of unprecedented fury. The entire city Inundated and gulf encroached several blocks. The residence part In ruin* and many people homeless. "Th.* dead, It Is feared, will reach about 1500, and perhaps twice as many. “Street* obstructed by debris; dead animals and wires In every part of the city: more than eight feet of water In stores and warehouses, damaging stock of goods and provisions. ' Thousands homel-s* and destitute. Five hundred sheltered in custom house, which Is practically roofless. “All railroad communication shut off and wagon and railroad bridges leading to mainland gone. Ocean steamers to the number of seven or eight ashore and small craft demolished. Life saving station swept away, no trace of crew. Lightship up in West bay, occupants supposed to be safe. Old custom house roofless and window* blown out. All stored merchandise, principally sugar. badly damaged. Boarding boats swept away and burge office badly wrecked. ”N**ed tents and 30,000 rations. Cit! zen* relief committee doing all In their power, but stock of undamaged provision* exhausted. “With all the people housed In federal building will need extra for e six men to keep building In sanitary condition. Have hired boat to take dispatch to main land for ’ransmisslon. Relief urgently requested.” FEAR OF PESTILENCE, Unless Relief is Speedy Disease Will Claim More Victims Than Wind and Waves. HOUSTON, Tex. Sept 11-The dreadful fatality of Galveston Is looking worse in the face of the latest facts brought out. Three men who reached here this morning tell of so many dead bodies being found In a single house or yard, or one block, that the conclusion is almost irresistible that a greater number than KOO live* have been Ion*. They tell that 20 or 40, or more, were lo*: by the .-olla pee of a single I.*rife house, th. victims having gathered there for enfcty. but the} ar* unable to say anything about hundreds of small houses that were swept away, some vacant, but many occupied, but without a mark or sign or a memory to call the lost. The minute detail* are wanting and no list of names approaching completeness can be had for weeks, and it is almost certain that a Complete list will never b* found. Tin city of Houston and her people ar*- hid strioualy devoting themselves I to relieving the distressed people. Her I business men are losing not a moment. Two boats and two learn* containing I suppl;. • and disinfectants have gone! forward Lust nignt large wagons Jo*- I tied along the streets with boxes of | prepare*] food to load them on boat* or j vats. Th* mayor has pent out calls to I the larger cines of the state for I in me j A condition now exists in Galveston more awful ev«n than at the hight of the hurricane. Surrounded by the bodies I of thousands of dead, whom they are unable to bury, the people are starving in the streets, and forced by hunger are looting the stores remaining:. Disease and lawlessness have now come to make the havoc complete. As th* water* recede the necessity of removing to th.* mainland at once those who still remain alive become* apparent. Nothing but the most stringent measure* can prevent an epidemic of ft ver. Stores and even private house are being broken into by starving mobs In the almost vain hope of procuring food and wa'er. The militia companies of the stat*- have been ordered out and martial law will be declared. Searching parties which returned at daylight this morning reported that they found more bodies during the night than they could bury Hun I reds were interred between midnight and sunrise without the semblance of a prayer or the slightest effort at Identlfl. adon. Unless relief Is speedy, pestilence may claim more victim* than wind and wave*. The gravity of the situation lie* in the lack or craft to take the 35,000 survivors off the Island. Only four small boats are now in Galveston bay. ASK FOR REVENUE CUTTERS. Want Them for Transporting Provisions to City — New Orleans and Mobile Asked for Tugs. HOUSTON, Tex, Sept ll — Message* wen* *ent from pere today asking that revenue cutters be ordered to Galveston bay to annist In transporting provisions to the city. Telegram* were also sent to New Orleans and Mobile asking for tugs. It is quite probable that in the next day or so free communication will b; established. HAULING BODIES TO THE SEA. Odors Arising from the Unburied Dead Scattered About Galveston — Telegraphers Leaving City. NEW YORK, Sept 11-The following dispatch was received today at the gen-t ral offices of the Bostal telegraph and cable company in this city from general superintendent English of that company at Houston. Tex: “Three of our operator* Just arrived Gov Sayers, Who is Superintending the Relief, Has Gigantic Ability. GOV JOSEPH D. SAYERS. Gov Joseph D. Sayers of Texas, who I* superintending the work of telle/ in the storm-swept section along the gulf of Mexico, Is a man of microscopic pretensions and gigantic ability. Hi* most notable political work was his active campaign against extravagant expenditure when he wa* chairman of the committee on appropriation* In congress, succeeding Watch Dog” Holman In that position and fully carrying out his ideas. at Houston from Galveston. Chief operator lost his whole family and is badly bruised. Reports that our manager and his family are saved. There is not a telegraph pole standing on the Island. The telegraph line of the Gulf & Interstate railroad completely washed awny for 15 miles. “Bodies rotting in the streets. Hauling them out to sea. Cannot get men to bury them. Telegraph lines completely wrecked. Newspaper reports not exaggerated.” TRAIN IS PUSHED TO HITCHCOCK. Prairie Covered With Drifted Bodies and Materials-Surviving People in Misery Amid the Chaos. HOUSTON, Tex, Sept ll—The Santa F« railroad ran its first relief train to Hitchcock this morning, finding conditions along Its line about the same as prevailed along the Galveston, Houaton & Henderson. In many places homeless inhabitants of the section traversed were found housed in empty box cars, while others were sitting on the wreck of their household effects, piled together In promiscuous heaps. Many sufferers are utterly destitute, and will have to be given free transportation to place® where they are sure of obtaining shelter atta sustenance. Every building in Pearland was either damaged or destroyed, but no lives were lost there. At Alvin great damage was done to property, and two deaths are reported in addition to seven previously recorded. Angleton and the surrounding country suffered severely from the storm, and assistance is much needed. Aigoa. Arcadia and Alto Loma show signs of the severe visitation, and many are in need of help. The son of James Rode-eher was killed at Arcadia. Two children lost their lives at Alto Loma. One hundred ammunition boxes from camp Hawley were found near Hitchcock. and a pile driver from the Huntington wharf was driven inland to within a few hundred yards of the town The prairie is covered with drift of all kinds, dead cattle, water craft of all sizes, buggies and wagons. Searching parties have found a dozen bodies in Halls bayou, and buried them, and the work is not half completed. The railroad track from Hitchcock to Virginia Point has been entirely washed away.    k known to boston shippers. Three Steamers Which Were Caught in the Storm Had Been Here. The British steamer Roma, Capt Storm, which lies hard and fast in tho mud north of Galveston, brought a j cargo of sugar to this port from Java | last month and left here for Galveston . to lead for the United King,lorn. hue is owned by J. L. Thompson & Hon of I Sunderland* Eng, who also own the , steamer Red Cross, ashore near th*’ Roma. The whalehaok steamer < ity of Everett, which sank at her anchorage off Galveston quarantine, was formerly engaged in tim coal carrying trade to this port until her sale some months ago to i a phosphate concern in Now Jersey. Capt La verge, Iv-r commander, has bests of friends in this city. He is n member of Mt Tabor lodge, A. F. and A M cf East Boston, and belongs In Ste Mon, Me. The fate of the crow of tho Everett I* not known. S’<•!• mer Pensacola, which sailed from i Galveston for Pensacola just before the , storm, is feared lost. She brought a j cargo of phosphate from Port Tampa to We> mouth a few months ago and while I h* re Capt Simmons, her commander, mode many friends among the shipping ; community. Tho Boston steamer Ilya des. Capt j Oarlich. left Galveston last Wednesday | I Gov Sayers s a native of Mississippi, ' at) I first saw the li^ht of day at Grenada *>.S years ago. When he was a boy i of IO he beearn* a citizen of the lone atar state, and la-fore he wns out of his peens had enlisted In the confederate army. When the war was over and he gave up soldiering, he went at i the study of law, and was remarkably successful in his practice up to the , tim* of his entry into active politics In : 1873. He has held nearly every office in the gift of the people of the state, and I Is a very popular governor. with a cargo of grain for New York. She must have encountered the full vent of the storm. She is a new steamer and Is owned by the Boston towboat company. She I* a stanch vessel and It Is believed she would be able to withstand the worst kind of a storm. The Boston schooner John F. Kranz. Capt Jones, should have left Tampico a week ago for Sabine Pass, but fortunately she was detained by demurrage until yesterday before getting away. The wrecking tug North America, with the lighter Lottie in tow, left Delaware Breakwater yesterday afternoon for Galveston, to render assistance to the stranded vessels. SAW VESSELS 0N~THE SHORE. Steamship Montgomery Met the Storm in the Gulf and Sighted Other Craft in Distress on the Florida Reefs. NORFOLK. Sept 11-The British steamship Montgomery’, Capt Becoustle, from Ship island to Hamburg, which arrived here this morning for bunker coal, le-ports having met the tropical storm in the gulf of Mexico last week. She sighted two,burks. one barkentine and one schooner ashore on the Florida reefs. Copt Secoustie reports having spoken on Sept 9 in Int 32" 42' north and long 77" 20' west a Norwegian bark signalling “J. C. S. K.” The bark was steering southeast by east. some oFtheTvictims, Additional List of Names of the Dead Identified — Families of Newspaper Men Lost. HOUSTON, Tex, Sept ll—These additional names of the dead at Galveston have been received: Mrs Sam Nolly and four children, and IO other women and children In Mr Nolly’s house on 40th st and avenue T. Mrs Irene Hesse. Mrs Rose, wife of Commissary Sergt Franklin Rose, U S A. Mrs lafayette and two children. Mrs George Burnett and child. Mr* Coates, wife of William A. Coates of the Galveston News. Mrs Woodward and two children; wife of It. L. Woodward of the Galveston News. Mi* George Trebosius, wife of George Treooslua cf the Galveston News, and two sisters of Mr Treboslu*. VELASCO LOST 22. Seventeen of Them Were Negroes—U S Government Jetty Work Was Not Harmed in the Least. I.GUSTON, Stpt ll—Editor O. O. Nation of the Velasco World brings information of the death of 22 persons in and around Velasco a* a result of the storm. Seventeen are negroes. The names of tho five white people killed are given below: T. W. Perrin, wealthy stock broker, Galveston. Rev Thomas Kenney, Galveston. Samuel Bly, Clarendon, Ark. Mr Parker, . Nelh* Mill*, his granddaughter. The Jetty work under construction by the United States government was unha rrned. HOMEWARD BOUND. Galveston People in the North Leaving for the Fated City. NKW YORK. Sept ll—Visitors from Galveston in this city are returning south, many of them in the full belief that their loved ones are victims of the flood. J. It. Coryell, a real estate broker of Galveston, who has been stopping at the Astor house, read of the loss of his two daughters and a niece. As he prepared to take the 1.55 express over the Pennsylvania road he said that he feared that his two sons were also lost. J. C League, one of the wealthiest residents of Galveston, who. with his wife, has boon staying at the hotel Majestic, also started for home today. He had just received news of the safety of hi* daughter. Thomas B. Gale, proprietor of the San Homo hotel, Is a native of Galveston. Mr Gale said today that he had received many messages from Galvestonians summering In the mountain* and at the seaside, and had been kept busy sending replies. He added that nearly all were preparing to return, as but few were certain of the safely of their relatives. BRIO CIEN CHAMBERS MCKIBBEN, Representing th* National Government et Galveston- GALVESTON SJI [^INUNDATED ? Pres Rouse of M, K & T Railroad Says His Advices Are to That Effect and That Over 1500 People Are Dead. NEW YORK, Sept tl-Pres IL C. Rouse of the M, K & T railway system today Issued a statement in which he says his advices are that Galveston is still inundated, and that the loss of life has been more than 1500; that all four of the bridges across the bay from Virginia point to Galveston Island have been washed away; that all wires are down and that no direct communication Is to be had with Galveston, that no accurate estimate of property losses in Galveston can be made until the water subsides. The following telegram has been received by chairman Charles IL Tweed rf ’tho executive committee of the Southern Pacific railroad from W. O, Van Vleck, manager of the road at Houston • "Conservative estimate places loss of life at about 1200.” THE ELDORADO JUST ESCAPED. Captain Tells How She Was Headed for the Center of the Hurricane and Then Ran Away from It. NEW YORK, Sept ll—Capt Baker of the Eldorado of the Morgan line, which sailed from New Orleans at 4.40 p rn on Sept 5 and reached here today, tells how his ship ran toward the center of the hurricane, and then ran away for her life. The rise and fall of the glass was phenomenally rapid. At 7 p rn on Sept 5 the mercury dropped to 29.89. At 4 it rn Sept 0 the glass was at 29.82. and at 8 a rn at 29.7t>. At 3 p rn It wa* 29.32. A gale was blowing from the northeast. The disturbance increased in violence and Capt Baker hove the ship to for three hours in the unnatural dark-m ss and fury of the cyclone. The propeller was kept turning at 35 revolutions to the minute and the ship pointed east by nor!It The vessel rolled in the gigantic furrows, with water from clouds «'ind-gulf drenching and breaking over her. TRAIN OF REFUGE. Sojourners at Patton, a Seaside Resort, Saved Themselves by Staying in the Passenger Coaches 36 Hpurs. BEAUMONT, Tex, Sept ll—The relief train which left here yesterday to rescue the people on Bolivar peninsula, between High Island and Bolivar, returned at 5 p rn, having picked up 60 people who had been caught in the storm. Most of these came from Patton, a seaside resort, where many Beaumont-ers had summer homes. Not a house was left standing at that place, but not u life was lost, nor wa* anyone injured. Most of the people there took refuge in a passenger train which got as far as Patton from Bolivar on tne way to Galveston Saturday afternoon. They say that the waves frequently flooded the coaches, but they succeeded In passing through the storm without injury. Five families, farmers, living In the vicinity of Patton, are reported missing. The rescued people give thrilling description* of the storm, and many of them were almost prostrated from exposure and excitement. They were without food from Saturday evening until Monday morning. They say that during the brief time they were at Patton 43 dead bodies were washed ashore. Many of these were women with babies clasped to their breasts and nearly all were nude. A train will leave tonight with a crew of men to bury the bodies at Patton tomorrow. Persons who were at Bolivar during the storm report that the place was completely demolished. Terminals of tim Gulf & Interstate road were destroyed, as were tho government forts. Eleven soldiers were drowned In the fort. No other loss of life there Is known, but the property loss I*- considerable. Citizens have returned to Sabine Pass and business has been resumed. The loss there will not exceed $15,000. REPORT ON SHIPPING. Two Steamships Sunk, One Missing and ll Others Aground. NEW YORK, Sept 11-The following dispatches were received at the Maritime exchange this afternoon: "New Orleans, Sept ll—Galveston advice* state that steamship Cumberland sank at her wharf, steamship City of Everett sank at her anchorage off quarantine, steamship Taunton (Br) is hard aground at Pelican Island, steamship Mexican (Br) Is stuck hard in mud up the lay, steamship Pensacola, for Pensacola, Fla, put to «ea during the storm and feared she Is lost; steamship Tellesfora (Spanish) went adrift and struck British steamship Whitehall, British steamships Hilarious, Roma, Kendal ensile, Red Cross and Benedict were driven hard aground in flats north of city; also steamship Gyller (Nor), Alamo iv Si and Noma (Br) also driven ashore at same place." "Cape Henry, Sept ll—Steamship Moonstone, British, from Sabine Pass for Rotterdam, stranded about midright off the life-saving station. She is badly listed. Tug William Colley went to her assistance and the Moonstone later passed up into port under her own steam.” FEAR FOR 24 NUNS. Relatives and Friends in Newark Get No Tidings from Them. NKW YORK, Sept ll — Twenty-four nuns belonging to the Dominican order, recently resident of Newark. N J, are feared to have perished in the Galveston hurricane and their relatives and friends in Newark are unable to get any tidings of them. The names of some of these nuns before they took the v*dl are Miss Catherine Gannon, who became sister superior of the Catholic convent of the Sacred Heart of Galveston; Miss Alice Kane, Miss Mary Collins, Miss Catherine Kinney, Miss Katie Gallagher Miss Mary A. O’Reilly, Miss Mary Norton, Miss Annie Tunney and Miss Elizabeth Au- ^’iie name* of the others could not be gathered today. Elizabeth and Anna McGuire, aunts of policeman John AlcGann of Newark, also live in Galveston, and have not been heard from. More than IWO haw already been raised In Newark toward the relief of the sufferers. PORTLAND WANTS TO HELP. Board of Trade Ask* Mayor of Galveston What It Can Do. PORTLAND, Me, Sept 11-Col F. K. Boothby, president, and M. N. Rich, secretary of the Portland board of trade, this afternoon wired the mayor of Galveston asking what form assistance ought to take. The board will take the lead in collecting money for the stricken people there. Fate of Martrejeans as Yet Unknown. LO WEILL, Sept ll—Private Joseph L. Martrejean of Co G, 6th regiment, who served in Porto Rico, has been endeavoring since Monday morning to ascertain lf hts parents, brother, sister and brother’s wire were drowned in the flood at Galveston, The Martrejeans lived on av H. between 42d arx! 43d sis. Private Martrejean formerly lived in Galveston. His brother owns property In Port Arthur. All of the Martrejean family formerly lived in Lowell. Chicago Packing Houses Contribute. CHICAGO, Sept ll—The big packing houses of the stock yards, with branches In Galveston, have each contributed $10)0 worth of provisions for the storm sufferers, __ _ E. A W. Lock Front Collar* is 10,000 NEEDY. Adjt Gen Scurry Reports to Gov Sayers. Says Estimate of 1000 Bead in tile City is Too Conservative, Destitution Prevails Everywhere and the Distress Is Too Great for the People of Galveston and Houston to Relieve. RATIONS AND TENTS ISSUED. War Department Orders 50,000 of the Former and 855 of the Latter Shipped to Galveston at Once. WASHINGTON, Sept ll—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, and probably will be delivered tonight, or tomorrow. 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 a day._ WAR DEPARTMENTS SPECIAL TRAIN Ordered to Start from St Louis-Quarter-master Baxter Reports on the Government’s Losses at Galveston. WASHINGTON, Sept ll—Acting Sec MelkleJohn ha* authorized the chartering of a special train from St Louis to curry quartermasters and commissary supplies to the relief of the destitute at Galveston. Gen 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* indicate that the fortifications huve been damaged. The following telegrams have been received: Galveston. Tex, Sept 9, 1900. Quartermaster General, Washington: I report terrific cyclone with an 11-foot tide. All improvements, temporary buildings, property and stores at both Jacinto and Crockett destroyed and swept clean. These build- AUSTIN, Tex, Sept ll—Official reports | from Galveston to Gov Sayers today mo that IOO bodies have been Identified, 200 \ more are In an improvised morgue j awaiting Identification, and many more are thought to have drifted out to sea I and their Identity will not be known) for weeks. A telegram from Adjt Gen Scurry, who is at Galveston, to the governor, Is as follows: "Have just returned from Texas City with several Galveston parties who assure me that conditions there beggar description. Accounts have not been exaggerated. One thousand lost is too conservative. “While a portion of the provisions have been destroyed by water, there is sufficient on hand to relieve Immediate necessities. “The citizens seem to have the situation well In hand. United States troops and Co C, volunteer guard, with citizens, patrol the streets to prevent looting.. "I requested W. B. Wortham to go to Galveston from 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. r’l 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 appeal for help would we welcomed. The estimate of 10,000 destitute does not seem to be excessive.” It Is estimated by tho telegraph companies at this point that upward of 10,000 private messages have been handled out of Galveston by boat to Houston, thence to relatives and friends of Galveston people, notifying them of their safety; and so great has been the strain of business that ull telegraph companies huve boon using their full forces all tile 24 hours without 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 relatives in Galveston. From reports reaching the governor this morning It will be necessary to cooperate with the federal troops to place all tne mainland opposite Galveston, as well as the Island, under martial law. lf reports are true, thieves have begun to enter the city for the purpose of pilfering the bodies of the dead. The governor has been informed that the commander of the Texas troops ha* been ordered to Galveston by the federal authorities, and the governor will lend him every assistance possible with state militia to keep vandalism down. There Is only one road operating to the coast from Houston, and that will be placed under military supervision temporarily.    „ Gov Hayers was today in receipt of a telegram from Miss Barton of the Red Cross society, offering me assistance of that association, If necessary, and ho replied that he would call on the society if he found that its help was needed. According to reports to the governor tonight, the work of recovering corpses continues unabated, and while a number of them are so mutilated that they cannot be recognized, they are being held as long as possible In the hope of securing their names. Quite a number of children Rro noted among the list. A large number of state militia tents were shipped from here to Galveston today for temporary use on the Island. Gov Sayers received upwards of 1000 telegrams during the day from parties In the east and west offering assistance to the flood sufferers at Galveston, and from various portions of the state, reporting the collection of money and unp- P During the day Gov 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 directly sent to Galveston Instead of coming through the governor, and the amount may be much larger than that stated. The governor will not make known the total amount until tomorrow. A telegram from New York Informed I tile governor that two relief trains of supplies had left New York for Galveston    . The Cincinnati chamber of commerce wires that it will send any relief desired that It can give. Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, St Louis and several other points did likewise. _ CARLOAD OF PROVISIONS. New York City Sends Its First Contribution to the Relief of Galveston—Due in Five Days. NEW YORK, Sept ll—The first carload of provisions and clothing for the storm-stricken people of Galveston, to be sent out from this city, left tonight. The car goes via Buffalo and East St Louis to Galveston, which point, it is thought, will be reached In five days. ings w*ere of the kind usually erected ai posts for quarters for the troops. A second telegram follows: Galveston, Tex, Sept ll, 1900. Quartermaster General, W ashlngton. Referring to my telegram of yesterday, via Houston, I urgently recommend that fair compensation be made to contractors for their losses, and that they be relieved of their contracts. If fortifications are rebuilt at or near their present sites I urgently recommend that quarters for troops bo purchased and built on higher ground in city. centrally located. Wharves destroyed; all railroad bridges swept away anet building operations of any nature cannot he resumed under six weeks or two months. Two quartermaster’s employes lost on barge Howard. Both barges totally wrecked. Baxter, Quartermaster. Capt IJaxtei has been advised that no action can be taken upon his recommendations until further Information has been received. HOWARD SOCIETY PROMPT- Charleston, S C, Organization Does Wait, but Forwards $500 to Mayor of Galveston. CHARLESTON, 8 C, Sept 11-The Howard society of Charleston today sent $500 to the mayor of Galveston for the storm sufferers. The city council offered Its assistance. WOMEN OF TARRYTOWN TO AID. Organized Relief Association and Drove Round Town—Many Thousands Already Subscribed-The Goulds Interested. NEW YORK, Sept 11-The wealth/ women of Tarrytown and vicinity have organized a relief association to raise funds to ald ttlFGalveston sufferers. The association was started by Mrs F. W. Bischoff of Irvington, and she has succeeded in interesting Mrs Edwin Gould, Miss Helen M. Gould. Mrs W. Behorn Bull, the Misses Orton, Mrs Henry VII-lard. Mrs A. L. Barber, Mrs Philip Schuyler, Mrs Samuel Thomas and others. The work was begun this afternoon and many thousand dollars were subscribed. The ministers and churches ars also Interested. The women were provided with subscription lists an*f they drove about town aollelting contributions. Miss Helen Gould denied tonight that she had sent 50,000 rations to the sufferers. NO DELAY IN SPRINGFIELD. Board of Trade of That City Sends Its Sympathy and $100 in Cash to the Mayor of Galveston, Both by Tela-graph. SPRINGFIELD, S* pt 11-The Springfield board of trade sent a telegram to the mayor of Galveston, assuring him of sympathy, and advising that $100 had been wired for the relief of distress in that city. COMAL IS SAFE. Steamer from New York at Galveston, After Passing Through Hurricane. NEW YORK. Sept 11-The following telegram was received by the Mallory line this afternoon: "Comal arrived Monday all right. Comal will try to pull Alamo off. No communication yet. Situation quite serious.    ,    J.    B. Dennison.” Mr Dennison is the line agent at Galveston, and telegraphed from that place. The Comal runs between this port and Galveston. She passed through the hurricane before reaching Key West, and reported her safety from that point. Tile first report of the hurricane left her fate in doubt. NORFOLK SENDS $250. Mas* Meeting Called to Decide on Further Relief Measure*. NORFOLK, Sept ll — The board of trade and business men’s association today voted *250 for the relief of the Galveston sufferers. A general mass meeting of citizen* will be held Thursday night to take further action. Several carloads of food and clothing may be sent to the stricken district. Atlanta Start* a Relief Fund. ATLANTA, Sept 11-At a meeting held here today a fund was started for the flood sufferers at Galveston. FLY TO PIECES. The Effect of Coffee on Highly Or-frttnlned People. "I have been a coffee user for years, and about two years ago got into a very serious condition of dyspepsia and indigestion. It seemed to me I would fly to pieces. I was so nervous that at the least noise I was distressed, and many times could not straighten myself up because of the pain. "My physician told me I must not eat any heavy or strong food and ordered a diet, giving me some medicine. I followed directions carefully, but kept on using coffee and did not get any better. Last winter husband, who was away on business, had Postum Food Coffee served to him in the family where he boarded. "He liked it so well that when he came home he brought some with him. We began using It and I found it most excellent. While I drank It my stomach never bothered me In the least, and I got over my nervous troubles. When the Postum was all gone we returned to coffee, then my stomach began to hurt me as before and the nervous conditions came on again. "That showed me exactly what was the cause of the whole trouble, so I quit drinking coffee altogether and kept on using Postum Food Coffee. The old troubles left again and I have never had any trouble since.” Anna Coen, Mt. Ephraim, Ohio. ;

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