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; V Hip Jiimt r til" T "Tf TOLtTME II. Xew Orleans Times and Xew Orleans Democrat: Consolidated December 4, 1881. NEW OELExVNS, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 2, 1896. TEN PAGES. fSIXGLB COPIES, Fll K CET". tt.H FKH A VMM. I AOt AM'B. EVOULKA-S litJHKflAT blisacd IS NEW ADVCRTISK-MENHlffr HHS"i"Hi- -H-H" -j-Wr-J- -S-M- WORD WITH YOU 1EPI 81 UK ffi -V suntlriea. Our lit fi is cooipiete; priet low. We nave tt the Georgia coast this morning. It waa of terrific fore, and great damage ami loss of life recited. All the wires along the coast were down and communication wn not restored to Brunswick, Savannah or Charleston until 1 o'clock this morning. The virM vr ilnvn fnr a rllstnnre of rPTTlfin Storm fin thp A I forty or flfty miles this aide of Bruns- "LJ-U wick. A train which left there while the storm was stnl raging wan delayed in 1- lJ. nin4- I Brunswick two hours this morning. luiLlXlv UOiXSLt I Wind and water worked destruction, and as the tram leit llninswltk the streets were filled with debris, wires, telephone! and telegraph poles and parts of build- aowu and carried away. Peo-injured by hying objects uuu was killed at Everett, a sin all iiimtrnte I station a ic nines rrom Brunswicx. laa ana roies ana tne oiuy train wnicn came through from Brunswick was preceded by ESS fVr' A ' 'lr stiJ". tt i'le were I lCXtbtnide.e Brunswick and Savannah Suffer "Zdldil if I Forty or More Killed in Florida by the Storm. Immense Damage. rrir Hut. White Bicycle and Sundry Go,, V Corner Earonne an J PoyJras Sts. f H-M- WW4--4--Kurteen Livea Kno to Have Twenty Towns and Villages Almost Completely Wrecked, - gTTTmnmTTmTmTmTTTjTmmiTTTri ,1 New J St. Charles I 1 Hotel. ) . New Orloans. t cz Absolutely fireproof and 3 x centrally located. Furni- 3 JH ture and management 3 EE strictly first:class with un- 3 irx. surpassed cuisine and dis- 3j tilled drinking water. 3 Will be kept open on 3 3E: both European and Amer- 3 ican plans during June, 3 Srr J uiy ana August. 1 erms 3 ; moderate. Special rates to commercial men. A. R. 3 iiiately & Co., iTops. llMiliiMMMMMMliiiM Been Lost. Hsstls with Their Cargoes Go Down iTO,m, I helplessly in in the Storm. a wrecking train and crew for a distance or twenty miles, the crew clearing the track of debris and trees. Mr. H. N. Merrill, of the Atlanta Tele phone Company, who reached Atlanta late to-night from Brunswick, states that the CitT of Brunswick is badlv damaged and that three biar vessels were sunk in Brunswick harbor. The latter were blown away from their moorings. The wares ana tne wina destroyed much ol Bruns wick's shilling Interests. Mr. Merrill says that the famous old irnnbcat, the Monitor, was blown away ier. and that she was floating the harbor in danger of going to the bottom. A nart or the Ozlethorne Hotel, the leading hostelry of Brunswick, was blown away, and other big buildings were total ly or partially wrecked Cedar Keys Reported to Have Been Wiped Out. infant died as the house fell. The teacher escaped. Two schooner, loading lumber ai King's Ferry, were blown from their moorings, ana landed in a inarsu, tnreeor the sailors being killed. From Nassau county the hurricane passed Into Georgia, destroying a logging settlement In Camden county. Just aerosa me uue. and killing rour persous. oia ston, Ga.. near the Florida line, was also struck, the schoolhouse being wrecked and four children killed. It is impossible to accurately estimate the property loss in Florida, hut conser vative men say it will exceed The full extent of the losses In this city will not b known for several days. In tlie business and residence section there was not a building that escaried serious damage. It would be practically Impossible to enumerate the damages, aud only t:ioe or particular importance can oe given. Every church, hospital, adytum and school buildiiie In the city was more or less damaged. The most complete wreck was the Second Baptist Church. ; The tower at the northeast corner waa blown down, carrying with It a portion of the eastern wall. The tower fell In pieces across IulTy atreet. completely blocking the street. Inside the church la almost a total wreck. The spire of St. John's Episcopal Church was partially mown down, xne second rresoyierian Church was unroofed, and the roof car ried some distance away. The spires of the Cathedral of St. John It Was the First Town Struck by the the Baptist were badly damaged. I St. I'hilllD African M. E. Church suf fered more severely than any other West India Hurricane. Many houses In the suburbs were blown Uvem 0f Children Crashed Out DT Falling L'h the - w ve Fears Entertained for the Safety of Others Known to Be in PeriL IIAND-3IADE CISTEUXS 1 1 S-foot bottom and 6-foot staye 675 gallons. $9 t'-f-x't bottom and fc-fuet stare VKt gitllotig. $15 7-foot bottom and 6-foot iae il20 gallons, j-e S-foot bottom aad 8-foot stare 31o0 gallon, (km : ror other sices write to ' Cor. St. Joarph and Caroadrlrt. Crescent Insurance Co., NEV ORLEANS. Incorporated 1849. Kroraanized 1SSO cSJX CAPITAL, - $240,000 Havs Paid Over Elcyea MllUoaa tor Loaaca Sine 1S49. W. E. LTMAX, r resident; E. F. W. BACHMAS. Vie President; JOHN M. BEKKNEN. Secretary. Dord of Traateeai B. F. W. BACriMAN, josgpir k i- j JAMES T. i.TD, B. W. BOWLING, f K. D. McCOWX. 1 I. M. LOCKHART, VO. C. BRIGHT. Ui-6ilGE MATHER V W. P. NJCHOLLS. IT. MARIXOXT. W. R. LYMAN". CHAS. H. DOLSEN, T. H. WATSON. F. R. JOHNSON, CHAS. M. WHITN2T HENRT W. CONNER." CEO.W. SEN TELL, ir.. E P. BUCKLEY, CAMP STKEET 8 NEW ORLEANS. MIERICAN WATCHES. " jpealer in Fins Watches, Jewelr and Silrerware "J"-UM JBWELBI REPAIRED. tal to The Times-Democrat. van nan, Ga., Sept. 29. The worst a since August, 1SU3, if not the worst he memory of those living here, was b height at 12:30 o'clock to-day. Busi a in the city was suspended for over our, the storm being furious for that Mi of time. No person dared appear he streets. The street cars Mopped itiig, electric currents were ehut on ;h fear or because of breakages; iiwg and shades were blown In every ; wires were hurled down; trees t razed, fences are down, houses are oafed, portions of big buildings are tcd, skylights are blow out, window tfcra are hurled int treetops, yeels terned over In the river, church ?pleg are toppling and the streets are rally strewn with debris of every lui- Jtl'le kind soele lived in dread for an hour in asuah to-day. The stoutest building he city trembled. There is the greatest reiinsion for vessel out and for small that are known to have been in the r. Relatives of persons known to be ta are frantic in their endeavors to re- ew8 from them. Early there were irti) that there had been loss of life In tat. It Is estimated that the loss will i MKAt.OOO, and some say $(0,.Kt. iere was no indication at 8 o ciock ot s kinds. At that 'hour the observer tliitt there would be wind of over lAiueg an nour. ine winu wrau o 11110 o'clof k, and 12 o clock was forty-eisht miles an hour. At .rfa.JTrlT?r??r--a8 literally cU flying debris. At that time the ut at the observer's office waa d t of working order. A few min r the wind wa at its height and a velocity of eighty miles an ovr. At noon the barometer to 29.20, and at 12:30 it was 'ter that further reports from It be secured. i report of the observer received re was at 11:30. The wind waa ing forty miles an hour. Since ias been impossible to secure with the island. The damage was great A tramp steamer ant system wharf is aground. away, and the water rushed through the street in torrents, carrying property. household furniture and valuables toward the harbor. Four nersons were killed ontricht in Brunswick Wm. Daniels, Abel Davis and John Jefferson and a baby, all colored. . A careful estimate places the datnaae at $rof,io. Many persons were dangerously injured. STORM IX JfEW YORK. School Houses. Strsrk the City at O'clock and Steadily Increased Till Mld-nieht. New York, Sept. 2ft. The storm which prevailed along the coast and down to the Atlantic stations struck this city at about 8 o'clock to-night, and steadily increased until midnight, when the wind was blowing at the rate of twenty-five miles tin hou r, and combined with the rain which began to come down in streams as early bs 10 o'clock, made It anything but Dieasing lor people woo were forced to be out At the weather bureau It was said that then reports were coming In very slowly, as I he storm had played havoc with tefe- graylilo communication in ail directions. It wax stated that the storm along the coast and Southern Atlantic States still continued and extended inward to the la fee regions. Terrlflc at MRS. F. S. GILHAtVl. (XOW MRS. HALL.) S3 Bourbon Street. Sew Orleaai :rfect Fitting; Corsets Made to Order. BT SPECIAL MEASUREMENT Rufcs for ilf-mMiiti,nuo, .. 4 ALSO PREPARES AN I) fir AW a vtcm v DEW OF TUBE ROSE r the Complexion. Removes Wriuklwi F. YFIfJRlKewYorkSteainDyeWorM ORLEANS. EANING Tho Lfadinj Dyo Uoua of ti South. Cui,tryie n riiij I fit DOVV. tu,Mua TO KENT JORDT. UDERS' m PLANTERS' SUPPLIES orruraia ana V Crimp Iron Rooth.. I.. b i Railraiid Iiri. k. u..K- i-,. f?0""". Jack . e. . " "J m ttutfUiir 1 j KOXIIKLI.T NEW ORLEANS. Rata and t tadatorm Plttabarar. rittsburg, Sept. 30. A terrific wind and rainstorm broke over this section about 2 o'clock this morning, and raged with fierce Intensity for nearly two hours. The wind attained a Telocity of thirty miles an hour, prostrating telegraph and telephone wires and .entirely cutting off communication with the East, but other wise so far as known at this time doing no serious damage. Heavy washout are reported on the Pennsylvania liallroad east of Huntington and all trains are from four to six hours late. Lar torren tra-y been sent ont to clear th tracks, and the officials expect to have trains running as usual in a few hours. There were also several bad washouts on the main line of the Baltimore and Ohio and Pittsburg and Western railroads. Baltimore and Ohio train Xo. 9 was lot for six hours, but finally turned up at Cumberland. Loss Heavy la Pennsylvania and Sew Jer.ey. Philadelphia, Sept. 30. Last nlght'a storm did great damage in this State, but the wires are down in nearly every direc tion, and it Is difficult to obtain reliable Information. The storm swept througH the Lebanon Valley and did great damage. Special to Tho Times-Democrat. Jacksonville, F!a., Sept. 30. The West India hurricane which entered Florida at Cedar Keys yesterday morning and swept in a southeasterly and northeasterly ui rectioa left death in it path. Owing to the prostration of telegraph, -wire and the delay of trains, due to waahouts, only meagre reports have been rtoeived, and yet. meagre as those report are, they show that over twenty town- and villages have been wrecked, and thit thirty or forty persona -have been killed, while probably thrice as many more received wounds more or less serious. About 4 o'clock in the morning th hur ricane, which had been churning the Ginf. lea the water and awept down upon Ce dar Key a, a town of luOO Inhabitants, about 100 miles southwest of Jacksonville. Thirty-six hours have elapsed since the storm atrnck Cedar Keys, but 'not one word has been received directly from that place as to the damage done or the num ber of lives lost. No trains hare been able to reach there because the tracks are covered with heavy timbers. The only report from Cedar Keys cornea by way of Gainesville, fifty mile northeast of the Gulf towns, and is to the effect that Ce dar Keys has been swept away and many persons killed and wounded. This report reached Gainesville by courier from Wll-llston, which Is tweny miles north of Cedar Key. The report is hardly exag gerated, a Cedar Keys was directly In the path of the hurricane and received it full force. A relief party left Gaines ville for Cedar Keys this morning and by to-tnorrw the : DETAILS OP THP. DISASTER." that has overtaken the Golf town will be knwn. Alter demolishing Cedar Keys the storm, moving in a northeasterly direction, struck Wllllston, a Tillage of 400 inhabitants. At that place eleven houses were wrecked, one person killed and fif teen wounded, some It Is feared fatally. Near Wllllston is a large turpentine farm, on which many State convicts are em ployed. Twenty of these convicts were huddled in a cabin, serosa which the etorm blew the Inmates. htlltp church edifice in the city. The steeple of the church was demolished by the storm of 18ai and was restored. The steeple fell northward, across the body of the church and crushed It In. The church appears to be almost a total wreck; l ne navannan. Fiorina ana iiesieru Railway suffered the greatest loss. The rmsftpnirpr ileoot Is a tuiai wret-K. MX Pullman cars, which were In he shed when it collansed were overturned and badly damaged. The loss on these cars alone win amount 10 several luous&uu um-lars. The new office building of the Central Railway of Georgia and the long freight shed running back in the rear were badly damaged by the storm. ELEVEX LIVES LOST. This I the Somber Reported Dead at Savannah Property Loss la 9i,ooo.noo. Special to The Times-Democrat. Savannah. Ga., Sept. 30. The hurricane which swept over Savannah yesterday at noon cost nearly a dozen lives, and entailed a financial loss of nearly $1,000,000. Each report that is received Is worse. At first it was thought only one death would be the result of the hurricane. but the number has Increased until there are eleven persons reported dead. The following Is a list: J. Wallace Johnston, Capt. C E. Mur ray, or the tug Robert Turner, ana tne following, all colored: Mary Waring, Hliia Beatty, Fannie McFall, Ruby Williams, Julie Jackson, two deckhands of the tug Robert Turner, an unknown man, and an Infant. A great many persons were in jured. Those most seriously hurt are Fannie Jackson, colored, back broken: W. F. Thompson, leg fractured; A. B. (arnham. leg broken; Jas. Smith, serious ly hurt by falling timbers; John Sheehau. struck by falling- timbers; S. Roddy I'rit chard, hurt by falling bricks; Ben West, colored, struck: cy a failing barn: Jos. Hamilton, colored, struck bv a fallinz oarn; jonn nuson, nit by a tailing cnln-uey. Among the prominent buildings dam- ojf uw siorm are: tue. iity u-change. Duffy Street Bantlst Church. St. i-muiua- Arrican Mctuodist Cuurch. Cen tral Railway warehouses, St, Patrick's hciiuol, Georgia. - H uasur' a rniory : Hen! y Hail. City Market Electric Railway nower house. Vale Royal Mills, Comer, Hull A Co.'s Guano Factory, Commercial Guano company's factory. Jones Marine Railway, Fawcett Bros." wholesale grocery building. Henry Solomons & Son' whole sale grocery, ji. j. lioyle s retail grocery. iiuminfua or reHiaencen sr iniiirerf the most beautiful trees in the city are down. The lows to shipping will amount to over $lj0.tio. The most serious casu- lty wa the capsizing in midstream of toe Norwegian Dart Koseiiins, the ground nut vi rne oars cao. arming of the Nor- e(riu uara rt. i. Metcair and the total six children. Inmates, lost their lives. The fire originated from a stove overturning in one of the summer kitchens from the shaking by the wind. At Buffalo, S. Y. Buffalo. K. V., Sept. 30. The wind raged here at a velocity of fifty miles an hour this morning, doing considerable damage to overhead wires, roofs, chimneys and outside buildings. The storm centre had passed by daylight, but brisk winds continued all the morning. Hica water prevails In the harbor and all navi gation proceeds with great caution. Thousands of Dollara Worth of Prouorty Destroyed at Syra cuse. Syracuse, X. V., Sept. 30. The severest gale ever known la this city struck here early this morning. Thousands of dollars worth of damage was done. No lives are reported lost. lue telephone, telegraph, street rait- way and tire alarm systems were demor-llzed. Tree were uprooted, bouses were unroofed, chlpineys were blown over, and chaos prevailed for a time. The big grand stand at Kirk Driving Park was completely demolished. The Yates Hotel was bauiy damaged ty a tailing cornice, and the immense plate glass windows forced outward by the suction of the air. Several fires are reported from near-by towns. Terrlfle Weather Reported at Sea. New York. Sept. 30. It is reported from Texas, a small town in Baltimore county. Mil., that one man was killed and six in jured by last night's storm. All the regular steamers of the various Chesapeake nay unes nave arrived a-na report terrific weather at sea. Fear Fatalities and Three Injured at Alexandria, V. Alexandria, Va., Sept. 30. The storm relatively was more severe in Alexandria than in Washington. There were four fatalities and three persons were more or less injured. The dead are: W. D. Stewart, killed by falling walla. Mrs. Holt, a visitor from North. Caro lina, killed in bed. Unknown colored woman. Tiiiman Dlles, colored, dead from shock. injured Lester Cor bin.- Charles Aaaas, struck by falling bricks, and Miss Stew- ail, wsirr ii , . i o iir n n 1 1. Alexandria churches suffered severely The First Baptist was- completely de- aioiijttiea, st. Elmo uaDtifct wa aiso wrecked and Robert's Chapel, M. E. South. lost its spire. Jsearly every Business otoca in town was more or less damaged aad hundreds of private boujeo lost their roofs. The loss In and around Alexan dria is estimated at SiuO.ouo. visited by a terrible flood to-day. 31 jay lives were lost and great damage done t. propesty. The great storm yeerdjy caused the lake to rise and flood the city. All the water courses In the valley lie-came raging torrents and swept over their banks, carrying destruction la their paths. The water invaded the lower portion nf the city, rising so rapiuty that many were u liable to escape in tinw and were engulfed. Others barely escaped with their live, leaving their property to the merer of the water. Houses were swept frota their foundations, la several cases persons were with diUiculty rescued tioui Vs-roofs and tipper stories. ,- '. "i it is impoitaible at this hoar t-.. tain the extent of tb Iiss of lif-'-i a . r .... .... Il-v l tM 1 . will exceed S,"umii)0l r jueroie attempts are bvlns m. cue those in danger. An i ne noon came so mm-! mux Llit Ku. Alt ....... ' I" l it Mi j iitBi rati w a o i. , f . time before trie MteW'''1'' wa an Sc many the ho those and the dawn , - ta" y'VOi IxH'ause of the eiTt . t tilumhla which its light will O 'v'"'o!ens i ne searcn lor vtetl!i. V ruined Is beini? pro9e-tited i. , P"JIt ,T5fl in the dark, but little can !,- . ,W. roaii. is to-morrow. "Scv. " AVA9HIVGTOX SH1KE1 11," th " "-'-"low aiik, uaad A Rotary. TnUtlair XV l.jl . timriiS 1(M4H nf thi tllfir Rnlu.r 'T ... - 'H... ... a Birot ucc, vr i er uovernor satiord. of the Beach A Mil ler Line, is aground in Copper river In Alachuca county the storm did fright- Ji, c i Hi1 8ufl"ere' much. Many ful work. In Gainesville the Methodist " L" V.' "i" "cl.a"u Ki""u. "'ng ves sels have been blown out to KwninT Norwecuin slipped her Xortl f Reading there was also much Church and about twenty residences and Tybee Railroad is badly damaged." many The loss to property will reach a con hiiuremus. .orifcmu, tuwun i ., ,,! --,, no ont I hiiliiesB timiseK were destroyed, and. I bridsea Ivinir nnt ,r nln,t, t-i.,. m ' I . . , Beaufort Has is Reminder of 1883. Special to Tbe Times-Democrat. Columbia, S. C, Sept. 30. A letter from Beaufort, just received here (the wires beln down), says: "Without warning from the Weather Bureau or any intima tion of anything to bo expected, Beaufort was visited to-day at 12 o'clock and last ing until 2 wtth quite as violent and de structive a cyclone for the length of time It lasted as the memorable one of Aug. Zl 18S):i. The violence, force and velocity of the wind equalled. If It did not exceed, that of 1893, and if we had experienced as high a tide the destruction of life and property would have been proportionately greater. As it Is the town has suffered terribly. The chief and greatest sufferers are among the oldest and most staunca bouses, such as the Col. Paul Hamilton hou, th Mlddleton Elliott home, the clubhouse, now the property of Commo dore ismdley. lr. I'nars lioik-e on tne old Colbert Barnwell avenue, the Gage house aud Mr. F. . Schefer ho, All of tliem were unroofed and tae piaztsas and verandahs ' smiisi.ed. The old St. Helena Episcopal Church was wrecked, trees prostrated upon the tombrtone and monuments destroyed. - The courthouse was battered and glasses smashed, windows torn to piece, yachts sunk in the Road. The tug Weymouth ans at tne wharf after being wrecked and broken up. There Is no news from the Islands and no funiculars from the phosphate worts, 'ort Roral was damaged, but not very badly, fortunately the fviry of the storm lasted but one and a hall hour." , R'chiuond Streets aad Parka Strewn With Dehrls. Richmond, Va., Sept. 30. The severest storm in the history of the city was ex perienced here last night and to-day the streets and parks are strewn with debris. it'll II. Mil WW s realise Telejw resiuen.t "V. 1 It - I wiresvt I Wug. la the .3 1 111 " ores 4 I t Tabor postoffl,-.! 1 9 JT y areI Wft 1 1 ! Ix'T.i wherea I 1 1 ' are mall & a farmer y 1 1 I jv who an hUh rn.l .rm I lr i' tnnS'H wre-ked. "v, the f.u The Ceo VA1. hi tal tel. pn ter th, h Sou' I let Of C( ipras in Sand, .to.- iT'f-u:S?dS meet. LLJNOIS STEFI no MaBBfactarer,, of STANDARD PV COTTON TIES. "tivpTTp ,D!"' ""'''"'ton. IKRI5- i V ,,.V' "JV- AU Jrv a Ifra! Salrs Aeot. iit '-rw. ... - JvooKry. J11 1:1 axi:is t on salvm TF.HXSJJ)1 rll,1I1 FIDS. CAGKS. where. Wr.t near liaro'unsM I r El TS- KTC.-Saln-s on , H8. Bird Ftor.. .! ,' UiflS eatlv LT EDGED SEEDSj ' ' . , i?ntr. l'-S w !.!(- W. EICHLINC; SeeJ KzKUnil ana canslzea. one is loiaj V) Samuels and his son got Vrn? ' Ocean Steamship Com- iiattanoocnee puueu ncs and got out in the all right. She pulled up -ta. The steamboat Flora -k this morning with a Brunswl' k. Nothing has a her. The steamer uot- aa to leave Beaufort for a. m. tirave rears are en- vessel. She was due at lick and it Is thought the 'n fiiat hour at Its height at f. f "ilWa. owned In Savannah, st night at 11:30 for Bruns- F of tbe tug H. M. C. Smith. 'ted in the resse! and the the tug are worried. The a Souther left at 4:30 a. m. cotton, bound for Bruns- tow of the tug Cinthia. turned this afternoon, report- ter and cargo lost. mlnent buildings damaged are -ichange, Savannah theatre. ' a Son's foundry. Savannah 'T, Savannah pants factory, rl Co.'s guano factory, Henry a s wholesale grocery buiid- tf 'icon & Son's planing mills. i'ay system depot, a total tint system shops. Central i.yeorsrla shops, Chatham Acad- terian and Lutheran churches. tt the City and Suburban Rail- tfBy. and Savannah Brewing 3 Aeff dwt lincni vittwr totally V f damaged, and many of the t-iifii nores of the city are suf- not been such a gen- storm in this city in f life It Is feared will t y. !"eady ten deaths are report- h I A wl!l be to-morrow, dimerous islands about th bj negroes, and the loss of ;ved. will be heavy on them. i"irs and a half after the fcartiiie sun was shining and the 1- The streets were filled sightseers this afternoon. total darkness to-night. blowing down of electric FE AT BRUNSWICK. Killed in the City ..d in a XeisrhborlnK "'ee Vessels sink Great damage, but no trains are arriving, and there are no wires, consequently definite news is not obtainable. The wires of the Western Union and Postal Telegraph. companies and the long-oistance teiepnone are down in all directions. The Western Union sent fifty linemen from this city on early trains through the State and on the main lines south. Trees are reported blown across the wires in dozens of localities, and groups of poles were broken on and tne wires strewn along the ground. Between this city and Baltimore ont of 1J0 wires only five are working. South of Baltimore there is not a single wire of any sort. In this city there was a heavy downpour of rain lasting until 4 a. in., accompanied by high wiuas. in ew jersey tae storm was aiso severe. Tue trains irom tne west on me Pennsylvania road were delayed by a washout at Mill Creek, on the middle division. The trains due at 4:40, tt and 6:30 a. m., were from live to eight hours late. The railroad officials say they have heard nothing of the reported de struction of the Steelton station, and discredit the story. The Pennsylvania Rail road wires are down west aud snntn. ana trains are run Terr canttouly. In several places on the main line telegraph poles were blown across the tracks. business houses were destroyed, and. while a number of pec-ple were hurt, no fatalities are repotted. Newberry, in. West Alachuca, Is totally wrecked. C. J. Eastlln, Mrs. Nancy Moss, Frank Olmstead and David Jones were killed. At High Springs Melissa Harden, Jane Morris and Sallie Nobles, colored women. bridges being out of plumb. Tybee! Thunderbolt. Montromerv unit lal r all prominent resorts near this city, were injured by the blow. . HI LDIG BLOW DOWl. two .nen Killed and Vtvm. n.i. injured .e Readlasr, Pa. Keaaing. sept. . At 2 o'clock thla siderable figure, but fortuuately there was no loss of life. All of the higher build ings of the city are more or less damaged and churches were injured In various ways. The most serious work of the storm was at the Second Baptist Church, where the immense steeple was toppled aeross the street on ttie DMKtmg occupied ty tne 1. M. C A.; during the fury of the gale a section of the steeple of the Broad Street are reported to have been killed. At this morning the casthouse of the Temple Fur- Methodist Church also toppled into the st.-eet. ine steeple or tne tnira t-resoy Much Daa In th fTmsitalL Washington, Sept- 30. An eoulnoctlal storm last night gave Washington the worst shaking up It ever had. The wind blew in a rotary, twisting, wreiichlu velocity of seventy-five miles an hour. Rain was driven in floods it did not fall. Lightning pierced and lit no the toaulng black clouds, and sharp claps of thunder contributed to make nature a weird caldron. A new brick building, five stories, on Pennsylvania avenue, 1223, was demolished, the ruins falling upon aad crush ing Beatty's restaurant and Kelly's lunch house, adjoining, and lnipriaoiilnir six men. Four of them were soon released. George Sutton, a cook, was pinioned in the wreck, and was not released until 2:45 o'clock. The steeple of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church was blown off. The tower of the Grand Opera House was hurled to the sidewalk. Trees oa every hand were uprooted, their branches being strewn so thickly as to form complete blockades In many places. Some of these are made compact with addition of tin roofs from houses, sign boards, shutters, pieces of fencing and boxes and barrels from in front of ad-joining: stores. Th ilegraph, telephone and electric light wires were snapped, and their ends dangled furiously in tue storm. A horse stepped on a live wire at Seventieth street and Pennsylvania avenue, aud dropped dead. At the water front every boat received terrible wrencbinss. The Mattauo, an excursion steamer, had holes stove In Its side, and was half sunk. The yachts were ail torn loose from their mooring, and some of them went adrift down stream or were dashed as linst other boats and the sea wall. It is Impossible to compute the amount of ilamaje. The storm came up about lo o'clock last niht. A few minute after that hour the wind struck the city ii a full force, the rain followiiur Immediately. Aoout 11 o'clock a crash that could be heard a mile away told thus la tli- vicinity that the Metropolitan pow.-r house, on Four and a Half street, ha 1 fallen In. All the houses in the vicini'v were shaken to their foundations. TLie whole rear shed, wails aud roof had ooe down In a tangled mass of iron giniers sad brick. Seven men were at work in the bnlldtng at the time it fell In. and as they heard the cracking or the roof they ran ont of the structure lust In time tj save their lives. E. W. Blount, a member of tie Intet- state Commerce Commission, was ia Beatty's restaurant at the time of t!u craxh. and was carried Into the cellar and so badly bruised about the head, face and body that he has been unconscious ever ince. it is tearea mat lie is alx injured Internally, and that he may sac retspver. 1 tie storm 8 damage Is et-mnWd to run from a quarter to half a miliMa dollars. No lives were lost, but several persons were injured. Several hotses were blown down. Reports received this monitor from the suburban town about Washington hw that great damage wa done tbmnchont the surroundintt country. At the Catbli I nlverslty, Just outside the eliy, the it-.-r-mitory in process'of construction was demolished. FrRIOlS UALE 0 THE LAKES. htoa ilk t ta place a number of people took refuge in nace. at Temple Station, five miles above a box car, which was in the path of the Heading, was blown down by the' wind. cyclone. It was blown along tne traca ana nearly a flozen workmen were buried -tCt l " "1 More r"rr has i J- a a st M ioss of rice 1 4"? I' Vra of Property. 1 1 T-e,M'"JJeiM,,rat. In'- Sept. 3. A disastrous vMTi 3 VHror RrTivwi.-lr and along ?CED PRICES -j large crops I am in pol- li-y .el. iTated sto-t of l' '! i.lantuu: at redured : taest Cabbage. Turnips, a brought to tie Prenn Mar- on-iir Here gruwa Irvui luy No Oat Dntt h. Ir lb t" 00 iTu::,! ead r. . . 2 " . -'-rf.f" n. extm tine 2 oo JU;rfc wis. TunBB. etc.. rwlueed m&Illr Write Tor tor illustrated nJi J Trf '" for tbe Jiitiini Statea. ' Hi Many Bulldlnars Wrecked at Sha- mokia, l'a. Shamokln, Pa., Sept. 30. A terrific etorm passed over this section of the State last night and caused over fJOO.ooo damages. All the telegraph and telephone wires and hundreds of trees were blown down, and a doien or more buildings were either blown down or unroofed in Shani- okin and Mount Carniel. Railroad trains are all delayed by trees and other obstructions that were blown across the tracks. A block of eight new houses erected by Dr. F. D. Baker at Springfield were lev eled to the ground. Barns and hundreds of oiit-buiidings were overturned in all nortiotM of the town. .The Lincoln 1 . . . . i . i i -;.., ,. . , 1 1 ... I ,1... SCnOOl OrciKIUlS- lue 1 llItit.Fi niuri, luxr liiirke P. lock, ine woiverton biiii.iiuk, tue I'enBsvivania roundhouse, and many other btiiidi.igH in S'uaiuekin, were unroofed. Tne Patterson oreiiKer is aimosi a luuu wreek tint the debris was saved rnm tne flames by the downpour of rain that followed the wind. Superintendent Vincent places the damage to tne coinery at imO. Fourteen oid oweliing nouses ana twenty board shanties occupied by the mine workers were olso piowu oown ana five of the'former were consumed by the flames. Two of tle tenants were killed, several injnrea and eleven cattle were crushed to death beneath the dismantled barn. The killed aDd injured are: James Hanlou. crusuetl Dy neons or nis house, died ia a few hours; Minnie Kline, fractured skull jumping from second story window to escape fire, died from injuries At tne t oioerT mine me ian auu engine h.ue. both boiler hoisses and ail of the smokestacks were demolished, throwing 4U0 hands out of employment. Severe Hurricane Strikes Baltimore. Baltimore, Sept. 3p. A severe hurricane struck this city a tl midnight last night. Houses were unrooK'd, wires prostrated, windows smashed :Vid signboards blown from their fasteniiks. The high wind forced the water ill the harbor up Into The bed f the stree and almost the entire northern water If ront is submerged. Several schooner tlrt were tied up at Pratt street wharf brlse from their moor ing, and are rest in! in the middle of Pratt street. The lower noors a houses are flooded. companied by a heavy and then off of it a distance of fifty feet, and every person In It was badly injured. Steve Mason and George Johnson have since died. At Gracy, a email place, twelve houses were blown down. A woman was killed. but a babe at her breast was unhurt, at though it had been carried some distance by the force of the wind. At Lake Butler, Bradford county, Mr. C. H. Harkey, Mrs. J. M. Futch and her infant were fatally hurt. "Many buildings were blown down. At this place the wind blew to pieces two cars loaded with bricks. and a negro, Henry Sulllvau, who was 300 yards away, was killed by being struck by one of the flying bricks. At Lacrosse fifteen buildings were de stroyed. Rev. W. A. Barr, Mrs. F. F Mcintosh aad her baby are reported killed. Near there four laborers, who wjre in a cabin at a turpentine farm, were crushed by falling trees. McClenny, Sandt rson, Glen. St. Mary and Olustee, la Baker county, were almost completely destroyed. At Olustee three rhirches were blown torn their founda tions. Jo one was killed outright In these trfwps, but over twenty were in jured, of whom Mrs. Richardson. James McAlpin and North Webster will die. Con tinuing in Snwanee county, the hurricane stiuck Live Oat. DEMOLISHING MANY HOUSES and injuries several persons, but none fatally. Wellborn, Suwaiiee county, was also wrecked. Near Wellborn the house of Amos White was destroyed and two of his children killed. In the ruins. The men were Dinned down by the heavy timbers, and it waa seate time before they could be resched. the Killed Edward Rlsmlller. Samuel Trout. The Injured Wm. Collar Inun), v ' oecaer, nm. Schadler, All are badly hurt, a&rl lr la Dti., viub ui tueui will uie. Several Houses Demolished at Lan caster. Pa. Lancaster, Pa.. Sent. 30. Fnr - hour last night this city and county wn I unVred severely, steamers being wrenched sublected to th. .JL ".I,?.".-!5 W.8! from their moorings and whipped against the docks. terian Church was relieved of part of Its support ana lert la u dangerous condition. D&niage was also done to Grace Episcopal Cturch. Many of the large factories, had their roofs carried away. The Pace Tobacco Company. Richmond Chemical Works. Richmond lee Company and sev eral other concern were among those to lose the roofs of their building and sustain other damage. The Exchange Hotel was roughly dealt with, limbers from a falling roof smashed luto the too of the nuarters occupied by Fireman Kestder. His voung daughter wa badly cut and bruised aoout tne head, but was not dangerously Injured. Many minor casualties were re ported along tne streets as a result or falling trees and flying debris. Shipping subjected to tho severest windstorm ever i now a here. It is Impossible to form n estimate or tbe number of knii,im wholly or partially demolished or the monetary extent of the damage. The greatest single loss Is that of the Penn sylvania Railroad bridge across the Susquehanna at Columbia, nothing being left of it but the piers, the Iron span In the miauie and the flrst apan at each end. 1 tie bridge was a mile and a quarter long. and was said to be the largest covered Dridge in tne world. Reports from the suburban town of Man chester show that much damage to prop erty resulted from the atorm. Damage to Shipplnsr at Brunswick. Brunswick. Ga.. Sept. 30. Twelve ves sels in the harbor were more or less dam aged by yesterday's hurricane. The dy namite boat HeraliL with &W0 pounds of that explosive on board, is sunk. The schooner Sarah H. Fuller, partly loaded with lumber for Xew York, was carried a .i fanm haw ewu-w 1 1 ! r irej a nil IiIabiii a a KaVo . . . numoer or ounuings xhe, .chooner Sylvia C. Hall, also partly were partly demolished and unroofed and tne streets littered with debris. Telegraph and telephone Wires throni-hnnt tb country are down or badly tangled, but irom tue meagre accounts thus far received the country sections must have suffered more severely than the city. k roiu every part conies reports of tobacco sheds destroyed, school houses en. I churches damaged and private residences unroofed. Columbia appears to have suffered more man any otner section or tbe county The damage in the boronch la eotinmroit t Leaving Suwannee the storm continued I a half million dollars, and the streets.this itt work of destruction in Colombta . T . . ,1 tne w recited buildings, and not one of vuuuij. itae v-iij wu m iu uurncaue a i ! cellars of ware- ihe storm was ae- liownpeur of taiu. path, and suffered severely. Eight busi-ness houses and thirteen residences were destroyed. Mrs. Samuel Fletcher and two boys were killed, and Dora Jennlags, Samuel Hudwn and Jonas Mabry were fa tally Injured. The State Agricultural college at Lake City was badly dam aged, and a pa ale prevailed among the students. At Fort White. In Columbia county, it is reported that six persons were aiueo, uut tne reports nave not Been couhrmed. From Columbia county the aurncane aasnea across Lmvai. its edge striking Jacksonville, but doing no damage, and causing no loss of life, in Nassau county, however. Just north of Jacksonville, the hurricane seemed to gather additional force, and did awful worx. At Boulogne the schoolhouse, in which there five children killed. Miss Ada Stewart. the teacher, escaped with a broken arm. Lilla Rains, a twelve-year-old girl, ran from the schoolhouse just before it collapsed to her home. As she entered her borne it was wrecked, and the chill was killed. Harry Johnson, who was with her, was also killed, and Mrs. Rains. was fatally injured. At Hilliard's the schrf.1-fcouse was wrecked, and four children were killed. At King's Ferry, on the St. Mary river, Andy Johnson, Moses Sassi er, fcimon Henderson. Mary Jones ana hlr child, ail negroes, were killed. Mrs. lA6r waa nursing a sick, child, and thu the many big manufacturing plants along the river tscaped injury. The remains of the bridge, wnich was lifted bodily- from ine piers, ne in me river attove the piers. As it was carried away cries for help were uisiiio-iiy ileum coming rrom it, but it was imuosHihle to search the ruins. I'iligent examination is being made to day py tae aid or boats, but so far with out success. Two ni' n are reported to have gone down with the bridge, but this remains unconfirmed. The bridge cost aoout ei.uuu.ow. The fierceness of the storm at Coluiulda Is indicated by the timbers of the bridge. which were carried by the wind up as far as the tunnel on ine Pennsylvania Itallroad. a inn n'lie-Ti way. trains the Pennsylvania Railroad were ail late this morning, and for several hours a wreck at Steelton blockaded all traffic The waiting shd at that place was blown down and fell upon the tracks. The PhliadelDhia express ran Into it. but with- out receiving any merlons damage. The entire middle division of the road is tied up by a washout at Mil Creek. Six Children Perish at Pettavllle, Fa, Pottsville, Pa., Sept. 30. Last night's atorm blew down the coal breaker belong ing to the Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Company. Six tenement houses belonging to lae cajup wera destroyed by fixe, and loaded with lumber, for New Haven, was run into by the Fuller and damaged. The Miaiiiea oars r.ncaruacioit. loaueu witu lumber for Valencia, went ashore, and now lies on her side full of water. Th bark H. I. Routh, loaded with railroad ties for New York, is ashore: she li easy. The Norwegian barks Longfellow i and Poseidon, with cargoes of naval stores", were both damage!, the former in ashore. Uner vessels ashore are the bttanish brig Anton, the schooner Lizzie kL Iennison and the pilot boats S. Graciilo ana pn-ie. Seven People Killed as at Result ! the Storm. Washington, Sept 30. Intelligence of the death of seven persons as the result of last night's storm reached this city during the day. Dr. U. C. Sherman, of this city, cousin of Senator Sherman, of Ohio, died of fright at his country residence at Oluey. Md. While going out to his bam two large trees suddenly blew down in front of aim. lie returned to the house, sat down in a chair and imme diately expired. Three colored men. whose names are an&nown, were ourneu to ueam at v au iugton Grove, about twenty mlies fria Washington. iney were in a cabin. When the storm broke a tree blew over demolishing the cabin and overturning the lamp, set lire to the place burning tne uitu. Capt, Robert CheReiaine. with his schooner Capital, having a crew of a white and colored man. was canirht br blow at Sandy Poiat. thirty-rive Bille'."1'' .nu.-n: from w asniuKton. tlie rtoat was ute. ." tli turr.el unit Mil threw were ili-ournerl . n Several Small Craft Snnlc hy a , R una nay Schooner. Chicago, 'Sept. 3. Great damage to property and many accidents' reaui'ed from the' furious gale on the lakes. Th- most serious accident in the port of hica go occurred thla morning wh-n the schooner Seaman broke from her moor ings in Slip E, at the foot of Randolph street, and while being hurled about by the storm wrecked and sunk half a dozen smaller craft. A number of men had nar row escapes for their Uvea, among theui being Capt. McCreary, of the Seaman, and two of his men. also several m-ti aboard other boat moored In the all p. Three or four sailors were thrown 1st the water and were forced to battlo for their live. The list of craft sunk or damaged by the wild race of the Seaman includes: laeiit Midnight A hreech, owned by Roiwrt For-:i)ju; sunk. . HoiMc-buat Mary, owned By 1. Stewart: sunk. Househoat Biue-'Ooose, owned by Tnnj Wnite; forward portion badly wrec-ke.1. Vacnt Fanny Small, owned by Frank Davis; sunk. Yacht Annie. Capt. Pickles; Mult-. Yacht Yellow Boy, sunk and partly Yacht Irene, badly damagwl, forwar portion stove in. Aside from the above four nften-fot IMiinir smacks were sent to the bottom by the runaway schooner. A ' Tropical Cretan Fraaa thu Caribbean Sea. Washington, Sept. SO.-Tae Weather Bnreaa give this official statement as to the storm: lie storm which p.nse4 oyer Wash in f-ton last night was reported oa Sept. i as a tropical cyclone moving northwest from the CaribUaa Sea, it being the southeast of Cub. During the 27th It parsed northwestward Into the southeastern part of the Gulf of Mexico, aad the 28th moved northward, west of Ftori. da. On the morning of the 2na It waa central over Southern Georgia, aad at p. m. of the X'ta had advanced la Southwestern Virginia. The centre passed Washington about ll;3f o'tiork Tuesday -l:, Ifwe barometer reaai- g fT3W. loirl-dd Cotnrd of tae day tta storm api-- i !lt ener-;y bit on the - jr afcont jr. fun-e ra:,-l y ae it m..t'.;,,.,n ttp'r teij-itv ;,f hfy- . i'ur , j w . fin" UUVW-m. .w t fll "Ell. U w .'V-. Ror.tr. 1 hjpiK 5;klt jifff b uuvixJi( it" .'Res. - P t E 1 t. . lt STAtXTOS FLOODED. ti.- ...." A r.i,er - ""villi ' :"'ir r,kj 'rltis to Terrible Catantrophe Overtakes t Vlratlala City. IE thv;p w -r a, LpHa tn.,- no, th. tut I t.. beet r bei;i: s e tusn SPILES , n"0K. I.'"1 Richmond. Va.. Sent. 3rt. The CP- ."'AM-.-- 'V '"""(.Jll Stanton. U th. 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