St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on September 10, 1900 · Page 1
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Monday, September 10, 1900
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Regular Edition. M1LETK MARKET REPORTS. Good for the "Blues." A young man meeting with numerous failures tried to kill himself, and, failing, late on ia life founded a great empire. "Who Was He? See Want Page. I LOU POST-0 5 PATCH Regular Edition. COMI'LETK MARK FT f TORTS. THE ONLY ST. LOUIS EVENING PAPER WITH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES. TEN PAGES. VOL. 53, NO. 20. MONDAY EVENING ST. LOUIS SEPTEMBER 10, 1900. DDTnjI 'ill. ci. MXE ,tsl4e at. a-wle. !' Ceats Hold, Ye Disconsolates! Who was it failed ia an attempt at suicide and atterwards founded a great empire? Find Answer on Want Page. CANE )EATH LI ESTIMATE! AT IMi J. v I F .7 SLIP 23, FOOT OF TREMONT STREET, GALVESTON. Shipping, wharves and buildings on this water front were destroyed. PORT ARTHUR AND SABINE PASS SAVED The Two Cities Passed Through the Hurricane With Little Damage. BEAUMONT, Tex.. Sept. 10. The town of Babine Pass and Port Arthur, news from which has been anxiously awaited, passed through the terrific storm of Saturday virtually unscathed. At Port Arthur the water spread over the town, but it did not reach a drpth sufficient to destroy buildings. The town pleasure pier was washed away completely, as was also the pier In front of the Gales and El-wood homes. The dredge Florida, property of the New York Jjtxtelng.. Cm., wtach cut the Port Arthur channel, was sunk at the mouth of Taylor Bayou. No other proerty of consequence was injured. At Sabine Pass the water reached a depti of about three feet, but nothing except small buildings near the water front were washed away. Several mud scows and eloops were washed ashore. The Southern Pacific wharves and warehouses were not damaged In the least, and the lumber piled on the docks did not float off. The railway between this city and Sabine Pass Is under water for a distance of 12 miles, but not more than four miles is washed out. The life-saving station of Sabine Pass was washed from its foundations, but the light tower was not damaged. The only probable dead are Ed Gunft and Albert Deatridge, two white men. - They wwe-on-the'-Jptttes when the storm rarae and the life saving crew were unable to reach them. There is considerable damage at Sabine by water riisng Into the streets. It will be about ten days before trains can be run thrnusrh. Relief trains which went out on the Gulf & Interstate Railroad to points on Bolivar Peninsula had not returned at midnight. o RUIN SPREAD OVER BAY AND BEACH GALVESTON, Sept. 10. On the water front and beach the destruction of property was terrible, though the loss of life was not large. The wharves of the Mallory company were completely destroyed. The big steamship Alamo Is lying among the ruins of the piers. Ifow great the damage is to the ship cannot be told until she Is dragged out into the stream to be examined. The wl-arves of the Galveston Wharf Co. lire also gone and the great wharves of the Southern Pacilic Co., which have been in course of construction for the past several months, are damaged to the amount of $10,000, and the damage i3 such that months of work will be necessary to replace th(m In the same condition as they were in when tbey wire struck. The Norwegian steamship Gila, which was engaged in the Cuban trade, was Ptranded up the bay beyond where the railroad bridges once stood. The British steamship Taunton Is lying on Pelican Island hnrd and fast aground. The Mexican, a big British steamer, was driven up the bay and Is stuck fast in the mud. Another big ship Is lying out near Quarantine Station. It looks like she tried to put to sea and was driven ashore. The Kendal Castle h:is been driven as far up as Texas City, where she Is now stranded. Of the small shipping only a few boats are left. The Utile schooners have been lifted bodily out of the water and flung up on the island. Others of them will bleach their bones on the mainland. The Charlotte M. Allen, the steam ferry boat to Bolivar, is safe. The big dredge used at Texas City has been driven inland for half a mile and she can never be gotten oft except In pieces. The Pensacola was in port when the storm began, but Master Simmons put to sea In the teeth of the brewing storm and it is feared that the boat and her crew of thirty-six men have been lost. There are now no big vessels about the wharves, which were alive with seamen and 'longshoremen Friday afternoon stowing cargoes. The three grain elevators and Reymer-schofTer Mill are wrecks. They are not down, but their roofs and top stories have gone and grain stored therein has probably been ruined by the rain. The damage to the ships at this time when the demand for tonnage is so great, Is regarded as one of the worst features of the destruction from a business standpoint. None of the vessels are irretrievably lost, but it will take some time to get the boats off and to get them repaired even though they are not wrecks. DRIFTED AND SWAM ALL NIGHT LONG -o Experience of a Man Who Lost AH His Relatives and Knows of 50 Lives that Were Lost. HOUSTON", Tex., Sept. 10. Among the refugees which the Galveston, Houston He Henderson train picked up at Lamarque, . which is about four and & naif miles south f Virginia Point, was Pat Joyce, who resided in the west end of Galveston. Joyce Is in the employ of the construction department of the Southern Pacific. "It began raining in Galveston Saturday morning early," said he. "About 9 o'clock work was discontinued by the company and I left for home. 1 got there about 11 o'clock and found about three feet of water in the yard. It began to get worse and worse, the water getting higher and the wind blowing a gale. Finally the house was entirely demolished. People all around me were endeavoring to find places of safety, arid shrieking in detpair. "There were nine families In the house, which was a large two-story frame, and of the 50 people residing there myself und niece were the only ones who could get aw.ty. I managed to find a raft of driftwood or wreckage and got on it, going with lh. tide. Suddenly the raft xtruck some wreckage and my niece was knocked out of my arms. J could not save her and had to del her dr larn. tide, continually striking w-rerkag, throwing me from my feet until my body was black and blue from bruises. 1 he wind was blowing at a terrific rate. . "I drifted and swam all night, not knowing where I was going or in what direction. About 2 o'clock in the morning I began to feel the h.ird ground and knew I was on the mainland. I wandered around until I came to a house and there a person gave me some clothes. I had lost most of mine soon after I started and wore only a coat. 1 was In the water about seven hours. I have lost all I had in the world relatives, home arxl all. "The Miller residence, where I resided, was about three blocks from the gulf and there were fully eight or 10 feet of water In this district when I left. The wind was Mowing Saturday afternoon and night it bo ut 75 miles an hour. The people of Galveston at first kept within their houses, consequently when the water began dashing tigalnst the houses, completely wrecking them, many were lost. I have no idea how many were lout, but I think that there will be several thousand deaths reported. I was. in ths storm which struck Galveston in 1S75, but that one, bad. as It was. was nothing la comparison wltia Sat- 1 t ! ? ! ' r, : ! . . - V-' s TiVot rniwfilrtfSTrf" niLLION DOLLAR RESIDENCE Of Walter Grcsham, Galveston, destroyed by the storm. HELP STRICKEN TEXAS. j Reports concerning the damage inflicted in Galveston and other Texas cities by Saturday's gulf storm indicate a calamity probably unequalcd in the record of storms in the United States. Galveston was almost swept away by the hurricane, and a tidal wave which overwhelmed the city. Estimates of the dead in Galveston alone range from 1000 to 1500. Late news indicates the correctness of the latter figure. Thousands who survived the storm are homeless and destitute. Manv are suffering from injuries. The loss of property, it is estimated, will reach $10,000,000. These estimates may be modified by investigation, but that the destruction of life and property is great cannot be doubted. The calamity sends a thrill of sympathetic grief through the country. It appeals peculiarly to the people of St. Louis who hold the closest social and business ties with the people of Texas. Texas is a part of the immediate commercial territory of St. Louis. Her people look upon St. Louis as their social metropolis, financial center and commercial mart. Thousands of the m visit St Louis every year for business and pleasure. m Assured of the profound sympathy of the St. Louis people for the stricken Texas people and of their readiness to render the fullest aid in their power the Tost-Dispatch sent the following dispatch to Gov. Saycrs: Sept. 10, 1900. Hoji. Joseph D. Sayers, Governor of Texas, Au3tin, Tex. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch expresses the sentiments of all the people of St. Louis in tendering to you and the people of Texas heart-felt sympathy in the great calamity thit has befallen Galveston and a .arge portion of the state. The x'ost-Dt3patch volunteers today to become the medium of sympathetic help between St. Louis ana the stricken people of the great state which bears such close relation to It, and sends a contribution to the relief fund. The Tost-Dispatch is ready to carry out this offer to act as a medium of relief from St. Louis to fhe Texas sufferers. It sent $-"00 to Gov. Sayers as its own contribution for immediate relief. It appeals to the Si. Louis people with certainty of a generous response. The extent f St. L--uis help rests with the citiz;ns of St. Louis. He gives twice who gives quickly. ANOTHER CASE0F PLAGUE Glasgow Has Had a Total of 16 Actual Cases and 112 Persons Are Quarantined. GLASGOW, Sept. 10. An official bulletin Issued today shows an additional case of the bubonic plague has been reported. The total today shows sixteen cases tud U2 persons THE WEATHER INDICATIONS. THUNDERSTORMS. Monday St. Loul and !cln!ty Fhowers and thiindr-torms Mou.lay nigbt and Tueaday. Missouri SIk.ww aod tbuudemttff m Diubt and Tm-sday. Illlnul 4'artly cloudy with shower and tlmii'fer-itorma Tuesday and wtft (Mtrtioa Monday night. POST-DISPATCH THERMQ3IETEH. 7 a. m. . 8 aw m. . 0 a. m.. 88 11 a. m..... Mi VJ buoo ...... TV JU. . . .. 91 ... 81 ... i2 B2 Galveston in Ruins, With 3000 Reported Killed, an Appalling List of Injured, a Property Loss of $10,000,000 and 4000 Residence and Business Houses Wrecked. HIGHEST POINT IN THE CITY UNDER EIGHT FEET OF WATER. Latest Reports of the West India Storm Which Swept Over the Gulf and Scourged Every Texas City on the Coast, Extending 100 Miles Inland. DALLAS, Tex., Sept. 10. Houston and Texas Central Railway UMIllsICllO dl 1 IUUI 1 I CUCIVCU UUIICIIUO IIUIII - vt..v ... that the loss of life will reach 3000 in Galveston. The Missouri, Kansas & Texas relief forces near Galveston and along the coast telegraphed at noon that the loss of life will not be less than 5000 and may reach 10,000. - A scene of desolation and death, not only at Galveston, but at many inland points in Texas, is the condition presented today as a'result of Saturday's storm. Estimates of the number of dead in Galveston today are placed between 1500 and 2600. PROPERTY RAZED OR DAMAGED BY THE STORM PUBLIC BUILDINGS. SEALKY HOSPITAL destroyed and most of patients drowned. WATERWORKS in ruins and water famine threat2ns, wells being filled with salt water. CIT -BfeeCTRIC LIGHTING PLANT collapsed; city In darkness. MALLORY LINE STEAMSHIP WHARVES. STREET RAILWAY POWER HOt'SE. ST. MARY'S INFIRMARY reported destroyed. schoolWildings. BALL HIGH SCHOOL. ROSENBERG SCHOOL BUILDINGS. STEAMSHIPSAND VESSELS. STEAMSHIP ALAMO, blown upon wharf. TUG LOOSE, under water. ENGLISH COTTON STEAMER, on shore. STEAMSHIP GILA. STEAMSHIP TAUNTEN. STEAMSHIP MEXICAN. STEAMSHIP KENDAL CASTLE. BUSINESS BUILDINGS. GALVESTON COTTON FACTORY, collapsed. DL'LITZ OFFICE BUILDING. REUTER'S SALOON BUILDING. THREE OF THE GRAIN ELEVATORS. MOODY BANK BUILDING. RESIDENCE PORTION. From Tremont street to avenue P. thence to the beach, not a residence Is standing. BRIDGES. THREE RAILROAD BRIDGES. COUNTY BRIDGE TO MAINLAND. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 10. The following message was received from Mr. Hays, a newspaper correspondent well known throughout the S"uth. Houston, Tex., Sept. 10 I have just arrived from Galveston bjr boat. Storm destroyed $10,000,000 of property and 1500 lives. National aid asked for. A PARTIAL L1STJF THE DEAD HOUSTON, Sept. 10. Following is a partial list of those known to have been killed: AT GALVESTOIf. STANLEY Q. SPENCER. RICHARD LORD. CHARLES KILMER. MRS. GEORGE BURNETT and child. MRS. GEARY BURNETT and child. MRS. JUDSON PALMER, wife of the secretary of the Y. M. C. A. MRS. P. LEVINE and six children. MRS. JOHN BOONE and three children. CAl'T. FIX and family. DR. SAWYER. MRS. M. J. O'KEEFE. JOE M. M NAMARA. MRS. CLAUDE FORDTRAM. MRS. SARAH SUMNER. M IIS. GEORGE REED. MR. AND MRS. JOHN BECKER and four children. AT HOUSTON. CHARLES KELNER. SR.. a cotton buyer for an English firm. STANLEY C. SFENCER, general manager of the Elder-Hemster Steamship Line. RICHARD LORD, manager for McLad-dens Cotton Co., whose body is still In the ruins. SECRETARY BAILEY of the Wharf Co. NEAR ALVIN MRS. PRATHER of Rosenberg. Mrganspolnt : MRS NIC 'OLSON. MRS. JANE WOODCOCK. In Houston: HENRY BLOCK. . In Alvln: 7 J. M. JOHNSON. MRS. J. M. JOHNSON. Sister of MRS. JOHNSON. S. O. LEWIS. JOHN GLASPY. A boy named RICHARDSON. AT SEABROOXr. MRS. DOCK NICOLSON of Houston. MRS. JANE WOODLOCK, MRS. BROWN. HOUSTON, Sept. 10. The latest particulars of the storm at Galveston show that about 1500 persons were drowned and $10,000,000 worth of property damaged to some extit. All the bathhouses on th beach were destroyed and their attendants t drowned. The Sealey Hospital was destroyed and most of the patients drowned. Three grain elevators were destroyed, one of them containing 1,000,000 bushels of wheat. . The Ball High School and the Rosenberg school buildings were destroyed and many persons who had taken refuge in them killed. Eight big steamships in port were all wrecked. Three railroad bridges and the county bridge across to the mainland at Virginia Point were swept away, and the bridge tenders nnd their families drowned. The entire island was submerged, and water was eight feet deep on Tremont avenue, probably the highest point on the island. There is no connection with Galveston by wire or rail. The only means of communication is by boat. The storm began Saturday morning, increasing in violence during the night and had spent its fury by Sunday morning. The wind blew at a rate of 80 miles an hour, and rain fell in sheets continu ously. GALVESTON IN RUINS; DEATH EVERYWHERE Hardly a Habitable House in the City, Public Buildings Wharves and Bridges Swept Away; Water t Covers the Island. Fpeeial to the PoKt-Plspatcb. GALVESTON. Tex., by Steamship to Houston, Sept. 10. A death list of 1O0O to toJO persons, an appalling lint of injured, a city almost In ruins, the wharf front entirely gone, every ocean steamer strandd. many costly and beautiful public building gone, the whole Island covered with water, property loss that may reach $10,HX,Q"0, that is the condition in which Galveston, the pride of Texas, finds herself today. All this death and ruin was caused by a hurricane which struck the coast Saturday morning and for 24 hours raged with all the fury of these tropical storms. Water Rose 15 Inches Each Hour. The storm commenced raging between 9 and 10 o'clock Saturday morning and by noon the waters from the gulf had Inundated the island as far inland as Twelfth street. From there the waters gradually encroached farther Inland, rising about fifteen Inches an hour. At 6 p. m. there were 34 Inches of water In the lobbies of the Tremont Hotel, the highest point In the city. Across the street, where the ground is lower, a horse was drowned. At 9 o'clock the water on Market street was level with the seats of the street cars. After that It gradually receded, but the wind was cyclonic In its force. It reached a velocity of 84 miles an hour, and then the Instruments In the government observatory were wrecked. In the streets the wires wore down, tele graph and telephone poles failing, slate and glass and timber flying through th air. At times peopl would salt rapidly by In boats and colliding with some obstruction would be p!nfully Injured. No one attempts to estimate the damag-j to business and residence property. The nn steamer Alamo lies upon the top of the Mal lory wharf, and a big English cotton-laden steamer was driven ashore at Texas City. Other vessels are aground In di.ferent parts of the bay, some hopelessly wrecked. The tug Louise of the Houston Direct Navigation Co., Is under water at Itednsh. Two of the crew were drowned, the remainder excaplng In the life boat. Hardly a Habitable House in the City. The waterworks are In rulna and the cisterns are all blown away, so that the lack of water la on of the moj serious of the where. Electric light and telegraph polet are nearly all prostrated, and the street are littered with timber, sl.ite, glass and every conceivable character of debris. There Is hardly a habitable house In the entire city, and nearly every business house Is badly dumagd. Th si hocl buildings are unroofed, such edifices as the Ball High School and Rn.Milerg school buildings being budly wrecked. The fine churches are ulmoxt In ruins. The elevators and warehouses are unfit for use, the electric light Plant has collupsed, and so baa the cotloa factory. From Tremont to P street and thence to the beach nut a vestige of residence la to be seen. The first house to collapse waa a new three-story brick known a the ,DuItt Building." Next Rltter'a auloon. a two-story brick, fell with a crash, killing three of the most prominent men In Galvrston Stanley E. Spencer, agent tf the German Lloyd Steamship Co., and Richard Lord ai4 Charles Kilmer, the latter cotton men. At noon the big wagon bridge went down with a crash, and It Is thought the other bridges, three In number, are totally or almoHt totally destroyed. Water Cover the Whola City. water is from three to five feet d-rp In Morn, and storks of all kinds, Uiciudins foodstuffs .are destroyed. To add to the calamity, the city ia cut oil entirely from the world. The telegraph lines are down, and the cable, which connects Galveston with Mexico, Is cut. At Texas City the wharvea are destroyed and the water front for a ml.e la littered with ruins. Much of, the debris has been blown there from Galveston. At Texas City three Uvea were lost. The railway track is washed away, and the only exit was by foot and conveyance to Marque, on the Intern, tkuial & Great Northern Railroad. Dr. 8. O. Young, secretary of the college, waa driven from his home. mounted a board and was whirled with teriino velocity toward the bay. Striking some obstruction he was severely cut and bruised about the head and face, besides receiving bvdlly injuries. Ir. West, one of the moat prominent ph Jana tn Galveston. waa arava!

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