1909 Hurricane - ".....dome of new capitol wrecked" Jackson, MS - Tom Malmay
R S T t i e s WRECK AND RUIN IN FOUR STATES AFTER SPELL OF WEATHER home in L- GULF COAST HURRICANE CAUSES LOSS OF LIFE AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY. NEW ORLEANS IS HIT HARD The Streets of Jackson. Miss.. Are Tangle of Live Wires and Fallen Trees and Dome of Now Capitol Is Wrecked- BULtlJETlX New Orleans, Sept. 22---', from the district around Uonma, which was washed by yesterday's che e n - j tidal wave, declare that the loss of life will amount to 5OO and the property loss to more than tire million. The wave siiept inland two miles and coiered a. territory within which there is a population of 5,OOO. Centra! Mondiy night in Mississippi and sweeping n o r t h at the rate of 1 miles a day, the hurricane, which devastated che Gulf coast and left a trail of wreck and rum through four sr-ice^ continued on its course \ \ ' t h fury Of the ruin that it has brought no one can gi\e an est;in:ue. In Orleans alone 12 are k n o w n to dead and a million dollars will cot j pair the damage done to the beauti- j ful Crescent city. It is said that plate ' glass aione Â«ill cost $100.000 co re- I place. From the i.ttie ar'.sco''r.c;c sunnier j colonies on the Lotz'.stma aai i'ssis- i sippi sruit coast, corn-^ vague tales of j devastation and fears r ' ^ a t nany have been lost Ttie wea'tby summer tourists who own pl^as^re craft are wont to suend much time upon them and it is possible that many of them have been lo^t Biloxi. the mecca of the wealthy, is still isolated and ILS fate is unknown. Jackson Miss_ tae capital of the state, is still cut off from the coast points. The dome of 1 the new capitol at Jackson was he old capitol unroofed. to session per The streets were a tangle of live and the fallen trees and debna the highways Impassable. of TwÂ» Vessels Sunk. At Vicksburg two vessels were sunk and a third was driven ashore. Thetr -passengers were rescued. One lies across thÂ» channel and has blocked navigation. From Mobile comes the tidings that the steamer' Pleasure Bay is missing and the people hope that it has been driven and its passengers saved. How many are on board is not known. The property damage i* Mobile and vicinity will not be large Some loss of life is reported in the vicinity of Chef Menteur, La. The hurricane was severe at Gulf Port. Miss., waves ' over the mammoth pier and water ing into the city, doing considerable damag ' has been heard from. ^ '