The Semi-Weekly Times-Democrat from New Orleans, Louisiana on September 11, 1900 · Page 12
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Tuesday, September 11, 1900
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Cbe " Stmx-SEtcchla imfS-Stmnnatr-CiiMima, Stptnhbtr U, 1900. t:. V I ! I t , I FIERCE GALE Heavy Loss of Life and Property on the East Florida Coast. NEW ORLEANS AND LOUISIANA'S SHORE IN PATH OF STORM. Crops in to Southwest Have Suffered Severely, The great tropical storm of wind and rain, that for days has been sweeping: ine ouil, struct me city came in during the ererjinr. on Weather Uureau, ana remained ior Tbe .inrm tuwmI mrr a vast 2 ena uronpni uon many teiegrnpa Louisiana. a . . . . . . , . . i A fccuooner was wreriiru on three foreiim-bound vessels, which ...... ... may nave met wim acciuem u lacj teeth of the gale. At Miami, Fla., the crews of several vessels were lost. Mobile was unharmed. i Jtew Orleans m ready to greet the term when It arrived In the evening, i Tte cloud bad bong depresslngiy low In the heavens throughout the day. The armot-pltere was bpavj with hu- mldlty. Xot a breath of air was stirring. All signs pointed to boisterous weather liefore dark. The first signal of the Bear ' approach of the storm came shortly after 4 o'clock. The clouds In the sky grew .leaden and began to come together. Soon the sky was Cecked with flying cloud of threatening and rainy aspect. Tbey be- j pan to move In all directions, and shrouded tbe city in a $loomy pall. The wind began to howl about half past 6 o'clock. It blew half a gale. Anon, It seemed as If a whirlwind had collected Its force In tbe vicinity, for there were freoaent and violent alterations of the winds. The heavens rrew darker and darker. Presently the dismal curtains of the ssv were drawn and rain fell. At first It came down In large drops, then thick and smarting, like darting crrows. It rained for ten minutes. The streets bees me flooded. Then ensued a calm the ominous calm that always precedes another storm. Hal an hour later a dnsky moon tried to show Its limb for a moment, but thick clds sailed across the skies In masses and eclir-ed It totally. The wind began lo shrlekn. It W l'L0: of a gale Tte clouds skurrled forwartf at a terrific pace. Then of a sudden the skies agsln emptied their flood gstes This process of alternating storm and ealm wss repeated at about half hourly Intervals throughout the night. All nlt the city was In the pitiless embrace of Aeolus. Tbe wind gathered treat force, tbe rain fell In torrents, but ibove all rose tbe shriek of the tempest. At times I seetued as If the atorm would develop a hurricane. At uigbt tbe wharves were lined with small Mllint craft. Tbey bugged the siore, fearing to -ut out Into th wind whlpiwd river. ... Th-nlv serious accident within the city UU.US reported up to the time of going was tlat which occurrec early lb the evening to a child. She was blown " iicoav of a house facing tbe Louisville and Nashville Railroad depot and 1 tnterunllv injured. The child was fciUin- on a rha!r l""n pust of wlnd earrled her along with the balcicy g rail-lag thlrtv fwt to the car tracks. Sn iras rcnie-ved to the Charity Hospital. The "Theodore I.."a full rigged s-uoor-eT was wrecked on lake Poutchartraln. two tn'.'cs snd a half fro.u the entrance to the New Basin Canal, early In the right. The velocity of the wind was too mnrh for tbe vessel, and It foundered before Its master was fully aware of what was ocmrrlnj nlont him. Ship lussters who arrived In port yesterday from lower Mississippi points ar.d the Gulf reported very heavy weather. Lofty, wind lashed seas were reported since Wednesday, with wind blowing at I'oit Lads, at the mouth of the river, fifty-six miles per hour. Tbe mastc- of She Inlshowcn Head of the Head Line, which tied np at Its wharf on Thursday night, shortly licforc tnlduigtit. reported encountering a strong easterly gale and hih sea ntf To-tugas. The steamship Alliance, a fruiter, ar rived ii. p'-rt :it C .lo p m anil reMiitl high roiling n-u and 1ciii-si uotis we.itlier la the ;uif All ulrcii in I'ort KuUs and the lower coast were dn throughout the d.iy and tight, and no word could obtained fnm aii pluce sonTh of Fort St. 1'hllip. There the norm ." rerted to have approa.h-d a hurricane. lhe sfiie on New Orleans levee front at midnight was wildly singular in its j terror and leauty. The ulght was tern J tiestuous. vet sternly lieautiful. The wind biew a gale and the rain came down In tonetits. The streets resembled a bun-te.1 dam. Not a soul could he seen jiatrolling the river front. The Canal street ferryboats steamed across the rher at loin; intervals, but they made heavy weather of It. The ferry crossing from the foot of Ixmisiuna avenue t.- ll.irvcy's 'ana! was tied up esrlv in the niiXht. It was feared the terrific force "f the wind would cause the frail crnft to become nnmauagenble. The roads from Harvey's Canal to Gretna were C'hmW Into a sea of mire, and no horse ,-ould travel tliem. The wind bowled wildly ill night and made the darkness ghastly to the cottagers. The iiiost reiuarkatie feature of the etonu. as obscned in New Orleans, was I rf-bab'i the appearance of the moon at Interv.V.s. ever, while the hesvecs were freshing f'.rtu floods of rain. The in. on Illuminated tbe clouds and enabled a; proximately correct estimates ot the ter liti.- Sin-ed at which they were bclnc forced through ether. At times the moon wss c!e:ir . f all cloud, and then a lefl!'.-tif ul hal.- encircled it. The phenomenon eenie;! !!cXi'!ict-lC. Tbe evcn;:.g train on the New Orleans. Jar-ks.ii ami Isle Rntlro:!d. run r'.ng alone the wet bank of the Mis's-Spj'i river south of New Orieans. arrived at Aigi-r :-f'er midnight. It was belated five hours by I'm storm. Reports from ti.c Florida coast placed tbe velocity of the wind durinir th-Lcicht of the storm there on Wednesday tuoming at 1'' miles per hour. It was feared that the crews of several mini! vessels were swept overl-onrd. A barken-tine with 33.00o feet of fine luuitcr ran ashore thirty -five miles south of Miami and became waterlogged. The crew sts lust. Miles of railroad were reported washed Louisiana Reported pnomy ueiore qusk on rriaay. it the moment scheduled for it by the tne nurnt. stretch of territory in reaching here & ' j , . . . . ana teiepnone wires on me coast 01 i .... loniciianniin. 11 was ieareu max cleared yesterday from New Orleans, ..'-j . - uutureu out into ine uun in me away In Jamaica and hundreds of ba- cana plantations ruined. Near Scranton, Miss., between Mlcheaud and Chef Mentenr, 200 feet of railroad track were found siib.nergcd. Itay fct. Louis, Waveland and On If port escaped serious damage by the storm. At Klloxl It was reported that the Qnar antlne Station at Ship Island bad been washed away. At Bay St. Louis njany schooners had anchored for shelter. A negro at Fort St. 1'hllip, standing neck dfcp In water throughout tbe night. lasbed the body of his dead wife to a table and devotedly remained at her side, ne contrived to save her body from the wares and Saturday gave It proper burial. Local correspondents at Crowler. Polnte-a-la-Hache, Lake Charles and Fort I St. Philip reported damages In their re-I sneetive localities I A schooner was wrecked at the Rliro- lott. I A number of luggers that weathered tne storm arrived from the ovster banks. I The steamer Guv Hunter, reoorted to I have foundered In a gale, is at anchor iu Company Canal. The storm was felt more emphatically in the upper section of tbe town. Railway wires were impeded, and tracks and roadbeds suffered temporary damage. High winds swept away fences, railings, galleries and lighting apparatus, and blew down a large number of trees. A humorous incident of the storm was the flight of rabbits from In-low New Orleans. Tbey scampered Into town from West End In such large numbers that tbe electric cars ran over them along tbe road and killed not a few of them. Tbe east slue of the river has been tbe greater sufferer. The damage to the rice crop from Polnte-a-la-Hacbe down Las been variously estimated at from i' to W per cent. Before the storm the prospects of the planters had been encouraging to I a very high degree. It was the southeast I wind iirevaillnz durinr the ureater nor- I tion of the storm period that wrought the destruction to this sde of the river, back- ing the waters from the Gulf iu aeainst I and over the back levees by which the rice plantations are protected from the salt water. As the wind begun to mod- erate vesterday It veered toward the southwest. TJae waters from the Gulf were backed iu aeaiust the Buras, Bay Inn and other adjacent settlements on the west bank of the river. 'Ibis, however, will entail little If any damage, for the backwater from Bay Adam did little more than fill the drain ditches. A reporter for The Tliues-I lemocrat went Saturday down the Grand lle rond to Its terminus. Fewer passengers were going down than usual, and those few were chieOy rice planters. uo were gravely apprehensive, not onlv about the welfare of their crops, but of the safety of their families. Their anxiety had been intensified liecanse no definite information from the points along the lower coast could le obtaiued, for the reason that the telegraphic and telephonic wires had leen blown down. On the way very little information could be obtained at the different stops la regard to the real coudltlotis on the other side of the river. Residents bad refrained from venturing across during the two days previous. I'rom the train, however. It could be seen that many of the plantations were under water, and that the water was still coming in over the back protection levees. The first definite information whs secured from A. P. Albert 1. clerk of the court jf l'luijnciiiint-s p:irish. His home Is at the parish uat, l'olnte-a-ln-Hache. Mr. All-ertl said tlmt the water leg,-in to rise Frldav morning about 11 o'clock. I!y s o'clock that cvenins it was 2 12 feet throughout the settlement, and at midnight it had risen to a depth of 4 12 fi-ct. The las! measurement had been taken in the courthouse yard at that hour. Some of the houses n little distance from the main road hud water running over the floorinr. Mr. Allerti said that upon the roadbed of the old railroad had lceu built a pro ti-ctiou levee from the bark waters of the Gulf. In the earlier part of the evening the sipage through, this levee was very great ami the citizens undertook to stop it by piling sacks of earth along Its side. By 11 o'clock the back water was coming iu so heavily that at some points it was running over the levee to a depth of :ilwnt two feet. Mr. Allx-rtl said tli!t the storm of Friday nisht at Polnte-a-ln-Huche w'as .renter ihnn Mlir of the men.. ir:i lile ones I ..f S.V IssT IsCL'l or 1S7 loot Keen at that point. He had been told that about siv m'ies below the settlement the water had reached a depth of about six feet. In his opinion the rice crop had suffered from the salt water that hail thus poured In upon t to the extent of about 'Hi 2 .'5 per cent. The heaviest loser at l'olnte-a-la Il.iche will be Seymour Racas. 'who had lost seventy-three Macks of rice, each containing not less than ten barrels. A visit to the opposite side of the river brought out the fact that Mr. Albertt's statement of the conditions there hud not lcen overdrawn. The waters had begun to n-ced'"-. however, and as the wind was veering nurre favorably, it was hoped that it would not le Ions l-fore it would ! forced back Into the Gulf. Sonic of the planters were found who arc not entirely disheartened. They claimed that it did not necessarily follow that all of the rb-e t lint had le-n flooded by the si-a wafer would prove a loss. About fifry nuies lie'ow- New Orleans, and nearly opposite the Home plantation, are the store, residence and rice plantation f Judge J. I'.uclier This is located upon what Is known .is Grand Prairie. Just l,.-low his place is that of 11. A. ' nl.ette They suffered from the back water. Mr. Coi-lette renieml-ered an Instance when during a storm his rice had l.een supiMtsediy d.miaced by the sea water tint !ie rice had proven the liest that was milled. Along the Grand Isle road ure uiuny extensive snrar plantations. Tin- effect of the heavy wind upon the cane, however, Instead r proving ilamaglng t it wili l.e lieneflclal. as It will clve it a new growtl At the I'.tiras settlement the reporter for The Tlmes-Iiemoerat chatted with 'apt. Salvador lieorge of the steiimer Buras. the mall boat that plies Itetween CASTORIA FviBltartfMJrm lbs Kind Ycu Ears Aiwajs Bciigtt Pnras and port Eads. Bmiiw of the rough rirr I'nnt. George had cot at teuirited to make bl daily trip Friday. He bad stopped yesterday at all point on both fides of the river from Port Kad up. and liail conversed at all tueiu with persons who were la nositlou to (now the extent or damage wrongm ny the tor in. lie said that all the war down the water covered every place to a depth varying from two to four feet, and that everyone appreciated that the damage to the rice crop had leen very heavy. He was har.nv to state that he had not learned of nnv lows of life. A number of luggers had teen driven Into the marshes. LAKE POXTCIIAKTKAIX. Ita Placid Water Uwk Like a Miniature Oceaa. Lake Pontchartraiu was a uilnlnture ocean Friday. Standing on the depot platform and looking Spanish Fort ward one had only to shut out of view the rank foliage along the shore line to imagine be was on the Atlantic coast when a stiff wind was blowing Inshore. There was not the fierce grandeur that has made the name Hattera dreaded of ali seafaring men. Int a respectable sea was running and there was a surf com ing in would not have done dls credit to irglula Beach or t'ape May Owing to the limited space in which the wave were gathered, the line of surf were not so long a on the ocenn coast, hut they were equally angry and boomed Into the shore and revetments continual ly. Owing to the distance of deep water .front snore, the surf covered a wide ex panse of water. It began several hnu dred yards from shore. As shallow water was reached the surf came clean np to the shore line, where the wave, which had not expended their force in ,b "rf. '"'."P tl' ,r.!rh ,nd '",0 tlie meat, tuev broke on and dashed over the woolen bulwark, deluging thr 'long prom i me wind was at Its lieieht Just liefore I dawn Friday. At that time serious I ... K . . f .11 . I. . i o i - irti i"i t u- ri I'll o no I u. i building at the resort. Including the big I hotel. As the day passed, however, the I siorm siiits:ue somewuni, sun ai uigm I fa no particular damage was done. An "'l inhabitant of West Knd said to The funes Iiemocrat reporter: l So damage has been done here, but the storm "k-pt us guessing' for a time In the early morning. That In in her you see dasniug against the revetment indl cafes that there has been damage some where. The lumlier referred to was new and may have been swept from the dock of one ot tne scboonern traalng on tne lake. There was not a sail visible anywhere on the surface of the water, however. The canal was lined with schooners and small steamlHtats and tuirs. which had run in for harbor, and which were wait ing for the storm to subside to go out. ALOG THE CilLP COAST. The Sea March on the L. and X Flooded Little Damage on the Mississippi Sound. BpeHal to Tbe Times-Democrat. Scranton, Miss., Sept. i. About 200 feet of the Louisville and Nashville track be tween Mlcheaud and Chef Meuteur la threatened with overflow. Tbe water for a distance ot about 200 or 300 feet is even with the track. Fast mall No. 2, which left at T:4J. bad to go very slow "er those places. When the train pulled op t Lke Catherine tbe engineer In- formed the conductor, who immediately wired the sectloa bauds at the elation to proceed at once to the point. A crew t railroad bands stationed at Like Catherine also left for the scene. The engineer was of opinion that the stretch of tbe l0 could le saved by driving stakes. The section crew lost no time in getting away, and probably promptly reached tbe danger point, which is alMiut sixteen or seventeea miles from New Orleans. The crews consist of about twelve or fourteen men. They will probably have the endangered track staked before morning. There is water all along the Lonlsvllle and Nashville Railway to Bay St. Louib. At Lake Catherine tbe entire territory was Inundated for miles around. The water backed np Into the prairies during tbe day, for early this morning there was very little In sight. The water at Rlgo-lets was running very swift, hut there Is no apparent danger to the bridge, as the wind has decreased In velocity. There was no damage at Bay St. Louis. Pass Christum or Waveland. At Gulfport the bigh wind brought the water well In. but otherwise the storm did no damage. Scv- eral bathhouses were washed away at i1nvl , hn- i. .-. ..." . .... . ... anu wI,r !S nlRn- A iwioxi n was reported that the quarantine station at Shin Island had N-en washed awav. A number of Biloxi citizens were on the train, but they all said that thev knew nothing of the report. If the station had been washed away they would have beard something about It, they said. EAST FLORIDA COAST. Two Vessels Wrecked and Xn News of the Crews Dauiasze at West Palm Beach. Special to To Tim-s-DeuKcrat. Miami, Fla.. Sept. 7. Tbe tropical bur-rb.iiiie, which has done considerable damage on the Islands of Jamaica and Cuba, struck the Florida coast Wednesday morning, the wind at one time reaching a vaioclty of nearly 1H miles an hour. It Is feared that the crews of at last two v ssels were swept overlioard about thirty miles smith of here. No damage was done at Miami. Telegraph wires were blown down, and this part of the country was shut off from the out'lde world from Wednesday until this evening. The barkentlue Culboon. Cupt. Kl'hfer. of St John. N. B.. laden with ;U'Ki. feet of tine lumber. Is ashore five miles south of I' light. alKiut thirty-five miles south of Miami. She Is nater-logged. The Oiiboon was driven by the force of the waves over one of tie innumerable reefs forming the inner passage, and Is lying in twelve feet of water. Nothing has licen heard of her crew. The Culboon encountered the hurricane Inst Wednesday morning. At 10:2u. after losing her rudder and nearly all her can vas. the vescl was hurled upon the rorks. The vessel and cargo may be saved. The Culboon sailed from Pasen-gonla. Mis.. Aug. 2.'t. and was bound for Rosario. Argentine Repnblic. Three miles south of the CnPioon is a deserted lumber-lnden bark which strand i d during the nleht of the nth. The crew, it is feared, was swept overboard during the storm. The vessel has a windmill, and is consequently thought to !c Norwegian. At West Palm Reach. Ves Palm Honch. Klu., Sept. 7. Con sblerablc datnnce hns li-en done In thW section by the tropical hurricMiie which struck here Wednesday. The gale continues. The bulkhead of the Immense Palm r.euch pier was swept from its foundation and washed several hundred feet to the north. A force were engaged in repairing some silent damage f.. tin-pier, and had a stationary engine out on the end of it when the storm struck this I"liit. The men nil escaped to the shore. The sea is running ery high, and it will he several days before repairs can be attempted. A number of mal! Inints which were anchored in the inland lakes were torn from their m. wirings and sunk. Several docks :ind sen wails were badly Injured. In many of the warehouses oil the d-k ihe plastering became soaked with water and fell, doing damaze to their contents. JAMAICA HARD HIT. Hundreds of Banana Plantations Rained. Kingston. Jamaica. Sept. 7. A terrific storm swept over this Island last night. The rivers arc all flooded and great dam age has been done to the baunnu plantations. Miles of the railroad track have licen washed away. The torrential ruins which were a feature of the storm con- Bearw OW tinue. The loss will amount to thousands of pounds. MOBILE (A II ARMED. The Storm Did Xot Reach There at All. Special to The Tlmc-Dt moi-rat. Mobile. Ala.. Seit. ".The storm did not reach Mobile. The winds were light and shifting since Thursday morning. The were not very heavy at any time. and lost force this evening. AT PASS CHRISTIAN. Wind Blew Flflj Miles an Hoar at U p. an. Special to The Tinics-Deiuorrift. Pass Christian. Miss.. Sept. 7. The dis play of storm signals by the local weath er station this morning caused some anx iety among our boatmen, and when thr wind reached - a velocity of about fifty knots at ' o'clock this this evening It was feared the predicted storm was approach lug. For an hour the wind remained high, but no damage was done on the water or hore at this point. AT BAY ST. LOt IS. Schooners Seek Proteetloa of Lee Shore. Special to The Timm-rtenincrat. Hay St. Louis. Sept. 7. A very high wind from the northeast and a heavy sea. accompanied by heavy rain, prevailed THE PEOPLE OP UlLVESTOS IX A FIIEMV, Wind Dofaar More llanagr Than Water, and the People Are Wild-1 Excited. Special to The Times-Democrat. San Antonio, .sept. K Possibly the last lispatcb out of the flooded city of tiul- veston wus received In San Antonio tonight by Jerry Glrard. manager of the Southern Turf Exchange, announcing The death of his brother by drowning. The message left Galveston at 8:1.1 p..m. by Mexican cable, and came to San Antonio via Vera Cms, City of Mexico and El I'hho. Girard's brother was carried to sea and drowned while endeavoring to rescue a family In a shanty that was bt ing dashed to piec-s by the waves. The hurricane was doing more damage than the flood, and the ieopie were growing frenzied. SIXTY MILE A HOI R. Cycloale Ml ad Ilulag Mirk Dan are la llonntoa. Ilonston, Tex.. Sept. 8 (Midnight). - The wind Is blowing sixty miles an hour In Houston at midnight, and great dam age la being done to busiuess bouses and residences throughout the city. The As sociated Press wire Is the only oue that la working, all other telegraph and telephone business being shut off. The electric light plant baa been closed down, as the w ires became crossed with telephone wires and several persona were shocked, though no one was seriously hurt. Several great brick and Iron smoke stacks have been blown over, and tin roofs are as numerous on the ground as on houses. The streets are utterly de serted, so there have beu no casualties. The storm has spread to the Interior, and there is great anxiety In this city. Peo ple are offering eitraordinarv sums to the telegraph companies to get messages through to Galveston and other points, but nothing can ! done for them. I'p to midnight nothing has been beard from Galveston. COMPLETELY CIT OFF. All Commaaleatloa Uetwreea Gal veston and the Mainland Destroyed and the City la Dire Peril. I 'alias. Sept. S. All Texas Is In the keenest stale and doubt and uncertainty to-night concerning the fate of Galveston Island and city. In everybody' mind is the dire suspicion that an awful calamity rests lehiud tbe lack of information from the Gulf coast. It Is rumored here that Immense destruction has befallen Galves ton and other places. It is stated that the bridges leading from the mainland to the island have been swept away by the ttrrlbie force of the uiml and tne rolling up of the bav. The bridges are four iu uuiuImt. three tor ruil- toads use and one tne t.aivestou cimntv public wagon and pedestrian bridge. It seems hunlly credible that all these bridges couid lie sweit away without the ettv suffering tremendously In the loss of buildings, general property and lives. Not a wire is working into Galveston, either telegraph or telepnone. and as all bridges carried wires the fears that all the bridges are goue Is strengthened. lhe postal leiegrHpn t ompanv this evening started out a repair train from Houston, out It priM-eeueil a tew miles only lefore it bad to stop because of storm obstructions and had to retnrn to Houston w'thont niaklnr an Improvement in the Postal service. The Western I'nion situation is equally as bad. and the telephone linis are also down. Considering tiiat all that has been learned bo far of the storm is that It Is from the mainland and the bay, a dread Is felt that the wind mar veer around Gulfward. In which event Galvcstou will lie iu direst jerll. A bulletin from Houston at o:l. says: Telephone company confirms report of bridges at Galveston washed away. All their wires, as well as the I'ostal and Western I'nlou, are gone." Traveling Inland with Terrific Velocity. Hallas. Tex.. Sept. Sl The Gulf hurrl cane Is traveling Inland from Galveston. It reached Houston in force at I:.'tO tonight. The following bulletin was re ceived here at that hour: "Worst storm Houston has ever known is raging mm. Koofs an- being torn off bulMings. am much damage done to prop erty. The str-ets are tilled with living debris, and rain is falling in torrents. The velocity of the wind is something alarming. The storn I traveling inland with terrific violence. The indication are that immense damage will be Inflicted upon the country districts. No word yet from Galveston, ainl no reli-f to that city possible from here to-niglit." FLOODED STREETS 1 GALVESTOS Water from the Gnlf Steadily RIs-Ibk la That City. Special to Tti Times riemocrat. Galveston. Sept. 8. The tropical storm which developed In the West Indies reached here Friday night. A gale blew and the sea Iwame tempestuous. The force of the storm backed the waters of the Gulf up on the shore and flooded the low streets near the lieach. The trestle of the City Kail road on the beach front was wrecked by waves. Little other damage w as done. The storm continued hpre with unabated fury this afternoon. It is feared the waters of the Gulf will rise and Good the streets of the city. The toriu is increasing In violence. Some damage along the beach, but nothing serious. If the wind shifts to the southeast, as predicted by the Weather Bureau, there will probably be damage lu re to-night. Ill RLED IPO THE REEFS. The South American Wn Totally Wrecked Off the Florida Coast. Miami, Fla.. Spt. s. The st.-cl bark South American of Liverpool, ("apt. L. E. P. Schjonemanu master, and William tiicrles Jarvls, laden with mahogany, and bound from S.intelana. Mexico, to Falmouth. England. Is a total wreck on French Iteef, Fla., forty-three miles south of Miami. The captain and crew. e three men who had !ecn left on the wreck, arrived here this mornlns. They arc being cared for by the customs oflirlals. The mate was washed overlward but saved, and the master sustained serious Inj'iry. The hurricane struck the South American Tuesday. Sept. 4. when off Carey's Fort liicht. at ! p. m.. and ut 2:.T a. in.. Wednesday. Sept. "i. the bark, with all nutas blown away and unmanageable, was hurled upon the tiffs. The vessel will prove a total loss. Her cargo may be saved. Had the vessel been of wiMd it Is believed the crew would Lave perished. Captaiii Sebjoncuiaun reports that on PETER F. PESCUD, INSURANCE, Sew So. SIS Gravier St., e Orleans FIEE INSl'EANCE Fire InsursDce placed it lowest currf&t rates in l.-atliLg American Btl foreign cvnipames. C'omUioeti rsaeta. X0.- M. irno. STEAM TOILER IXSI RANCE Bollen In-iwcied and Insured for ..oe ur three years by Hartford Sreki Holler In;-ction and Insurance fonii!!? Policy cm r uaiiiug by pioalon to boiler. nisrhiBerr. buli.ling. lo Injury or Ocatl; t. employees, foi which the em-plover miiv b- liable. SI'P.ETY lJilis-lton.l Issoeu by American Snrety l oiuf nov. of ,w Y'jrk. to in'tivtilnsU bolding Hitiiiu "t trust. Also Judicial and orncmi iicD'ls made. Call on or addrese PETER F. PESCUD, SEW SO. SIM GHAVIKH STREET. EW OR LEA 5. his way to Miami he passed the four-mi'sted schooner Juices Ionise of Philadelphia, Iu btlliist. inside the reef and The next Vessel paed showed only the stumps of her masts. Her name and nationality were unknown. Her crew Is presumably lost. A Norwegian bark with no one on Imard. and the liarkentine fulihxm. laden with luin-lr. prevlo-islv reported, was also passed. There Is another vessel on the reef r.uth of the South American, and a steamer reported ashore nrth of this place. HICE CROP DAMAGED. Expert Bayer Estimates Loss at Fifty Per eat. Special to Tbe Times-Democrat. Lake Charles. Sept. S. The heavy winds which legan yesterday afternoon have blown steadily harder here to-day. IU-at-Ing rains lngau at aNmt 11 o'clock this morning. Thus far no definite informa tion of the extent of damage In this section Is attainable. The damage to the rice crop will he widespread and great. n many farms harvesting was at full blast, and it is believed that at least 2.1 per cent of all rice that was ready fr harvest but still standing is lost. The water only adds to the damage of the wind. Attorney C. A. McCoy, who Is largely Interested In canal plants to the east, estimated the loss at from "2T to .Vi per cent of all rlje rice not harvested. He said that the whole crop was damaged. C. H. Wiuterhaler. who has a farm to the west, received a message that his farm was severely damaged. I.eon Viterbo. well known as an expert rice buyer, say that if the winds continue for two or three days at their present velocity .'s per -nt of the crop, except late rli-e. will le totally lost and the balance will le b::dly damaged. SET-BACK TO FARMER. Stori s Interfere with Rice Thresh-laar la tbe Hiee Delt. Special to Tbe Times-Democrat. Crowley. Sept. X. The heavy wind storm which has licen raging aliwg the Gulf coast for the past two days continues throughout the rice lielt without any intimation of Immediate depression. At a late hour Friday night no fears were entertained by any of the prominent rice men concerning the damage done the crop, but to-day conditions have assumed an entirely different and more serious sha(e. At 1 o'clock this morning the wind In creased In velocity, and tip until .' p. m. this evening continued uuu!afed. Aitotit a. in. this morning a heavy rainstorm set In; showers have fallen at intervals of alut oue hour throughout the day. This ruin, coming at the time when the farm er were threshing early rice. ha proved great setback, to sav nothing ot the damage it ha inflicted upon that portion of the crop which ii" fully matured and still in the field. Luckily, the planters in this section were late In planting this season, and the larvvr Hrtbn of the rop is still green. i ..nsiTientiv if wlil not be injured either bj- the wind or rain. While it is now- .sitlvcly known that some damage has leen done the crop, it is too earlv to estimate the loss. Ueports now reaching lowu from coun try point state tbat tke Increased ve locity or tne wind this aiteruoon ana tonight has done much more damage to the rice than wa at first anticipated. Thi-i. however, only pertains to the rice which is readr for t'le thresher, as the wind an iu no manner injure the green rice. While this parish ha never been visited v a heavier windstorm, as yet no fatali ties have been reported. Ileavv easterlv wind continues, accom panied by Itsht showers. R AUDITS HI X FROM WAVE. Droves of Baaalrs Scamper to Ton a and Are Promptly Killed. Hundreds of rabbits, which Lad b-cu driven Inland from the Gi:!f coasr by the tierce gale, were kiili-d yesterday by the electric trains of the West End naMroad. From a point a few hundred feet heyoud the Halfway House to West End tile lit tie animals lined each side of the tracks. They crossed tbe railroad from the lake side and headed for the woods. When they reached the New P.asln Canal they could go no further, and darted here iid there, pauicstrlcken. Tbey could not go forward and they feared to return In tile direction from where they had been forced to run. As a result, many of tbcm scampered and ran tip and down the tracks and were slaughtered by the pass, ing trains. ne of the motormen hud several tine rabbits which his train had killed II-had stcped and picked them up aud was taking them home for his evening meal. They were fat and remarkably fine sp.i i-mcus. I Hiring the early hours of the nmht when the trains ran eerr few minutes the tracks were red with the blood of the ill-fated cottontail- iue of the motor-men, who is tender hearted and a lover of animals, said "I !ii nervous and all broken up. The sit trips I made to-day were the ino-t tiylug iu all my ev jM-ricuce. The tracks swarmed with rabbits from an early ho';r this morning. At tlrst I would try to slacken speed and drive the little fellows off the track, but 1 soon realized that If I was to make the scheduled time I had to leave poor Bunny to his fate. We would run into droves of them, w ho stood motionless, riveted to the ssjt by fear of their strange snrroundincs, and I could almost hear them being ground nudcr the wheels of the cars. I was glad when my last trip was made. I feel a helpless as" a child. This is a day I will never forget." F4HMEKS LOSE IIP VII. V. It Ice Stacks at Pol at-a-la-Haebe Swept Away. Pointe-a In-Hache, Sept. s.- The storm piedlcted by tbe Weather Bureau struck this place with intensity, and the pnblk icad Is now three feet under water. All rice that was standing in stacks In the fields has leen washed away and has disappeared, therebv entalllLg an absolute loss to the planters in th's section. Farmers have not even a stack left out of batteries of thirty or fottv stack. The Pi inte-aia Il.iche frrmets have lost not less than ! per cent of their crops. Skiffs are lieing used to sro from place to place, as the water on the public road Is four feet deep. emrts from other parts ,,f the parish cup let tie had on account of the fact that the telegraph and telephone wires are down in a creat many place. From re. p.-rts current here, th" loss In the neleli Is.rhood of old ijnaraaMue Station Is very heavy. Good Health. The stomach Is the foundation of health. When it does Its work properly disease cuniiot enter the 1" dy. If it Is out of order, IlosTcfter's Stomach Bitter, the famous dyspepsia cure, will restore Its vigor. It Is the n;rt valuable medicine for stomach Ills known to science. Trv It for ladlaestloB. dyspepsia, eoa- tlpatloa. or Malaria. lever and Icne. loir private re en or stamp eirters the Betk of the bottle. The Monarch UOSTETTER'S .j c. u II cmunnu of Stomach W I WIIIMUII BITTERS Remedies HELD UF 0i THE HIGHWAY TWICE DURING ONE NIGHT Cattleman Outwits White Murder by Negroes, and Reaches Special to The Times Democrat. Itatou Kouge. Sept. .-1. A. Ilranmn. a local cattle dealer, left He ton Kouge iast week for I'laipiecilue with a drove of cattle. lie sold out and returned to this city by the Highland road, crossing the river at Pla-iucialnc. Hefore start- Ing. however, he secreted his money, so that if highwaymen should stop him they would not likely find more than the change he had in his pocket. When he reached the Gard-re cut ofT he was baited by several men. who spoke broken Kng llsh. They searched him. removing hU saddle, but they did not find his wad. They took the 4 IS change In his pocket and returned him the 1." cents with the remark that he could keep that to purchase refreshments. Brannon then rode MOB DRIVES BISHOP OF ANDREA FROM HIS PALACE Special Cable to The Times-Democrat. ICine. Sept. h. The bishop of Andea having refused to allow the prayer of ; bishop and his priests fled. The authori-Vfneen Marghcrlta to be read In the tics have ordered the bishop's stipend to churches of his lib esc, the populace to- REPORT THAT ANARCHISTS HAVE CONDEMNED LEO XIII The French Secret Police Have Evidence of Plot to Kill Every Crowned Head in Europe, Especially King Humbert's Successor. Special to The Times Tcn;ncrat. New T rk. Sept 9. The World's Home cable says: It is reported that the police have secured Information from America that the Anarchists have condemned the Pope to death. The Vatican authorities are taking great precautious for the Pope's protection. The World's Paris cable says: There is great activity among the French secret polb-e and certain notorious Anarchists are being chwely watched. Emissaries of Ma la test a have arrived here from London aad a number of Italians from Paterson. X. J.. are also here and In conference. The government believes that a plot Is on foot to kill every America May Not Wait for Powers to Act Withdrawal of Troops from Pe-jjng Is Not Improbable Conference at the State Department With Minister Wu. Negotiations Kelatife to Chin. Are Approaching Another Thase. Pronouncement of Some Kind Is Belisved To Be in Preparation ai Washington. Washington. Sept. T. Minister Wu ar-riv.'d In Washington fr un Tape May this r1ng, and. though it was near the close of official day. he proc-oded directiv to th St.ite I lepartmeiit. It is thought he ha J received an intimation that the depart aient officials were desirous of conferring with him, hence his return to Washln ton. For nearly an hour the minister was closeted with Acting Secretary Hill and Assistant Secretary Adi-e. the door being ked meantime, and not even the ioesseugers attempted entrance. None of the parties to the conference were commiuiii afive as to the conference, but at its .-oncluslon Ir. Hill repaired to the Wlute House with a portfolio well tilled wi ?h papers. For several hours preceding the minister's visit Acting Si-erotary Hill ami tdsfant Secrefu rv Adee had been engaged in short confe -euces. and il wa- gath ered that the negotiations relative to Cblua were approaching another phase, and that another pronouncement "f '"" kind was in preparation. lhe fact Is recalled that when ,;he I tilt, d S'ates made Its response to th. K'IsIh:i note on the lilrh ultimo the o- 'icial here expressed the belief thlt ulsutt' week's time would be required to det.'niine upon the next step, and at the e.d of that time It would definitely known whether or not the troops were to l wlfhdrnwn from Peklnn. That pel iod of time hns now elaps.-d The reports from the European cuanoellorle-j Indicate . hat. officially at b-ast. this Important uhb-ct Is being treated with the greatest d-lib. ritio;,. and at least another week, and probably even more tlnn-. may I consu ned In framing the lat of the answers U Jhe Russian note. M.-anwhile our government bun pretty well satisfied Itself as to the .attitude toward this last proposition of .n-'h and ail of the powers Interested ,ti the i i-nese problem. It tray be that 'hrs Vnowi edge is regarded as sufficient upon which to'biise another forward step, an 1 perhaps In this ctse It will be an ind pendent movement by the Frilte.! S'ta'i-s to-wan! the ultimate withdrawal o' the troops and the settlement w!rtj i "Ulna wb'.ch the government has had In tiind ",,',-e the beelnnlng of the trouble. th ...omnifarious with Mr. Wu aro be 'ieved to have been inspired hy a de tre something of the persona f.'iy if to learn Chinese notables whose names have be. u suggested as proper X; constitute rne n nese side of any commission which 7na-be named to arrange a settlement of the diaeultles. Mr. Wo Is an ardent adber- ill! ii Robbers, Narrowly Escapes But Saves His Wad Home Safely. tip the rond and concluded to hide his I! ciiey in the bushes and then sat down under a tree near where the money had been hid ami await daylight. I.ucky hit again, for he had been there only a few i minutes when three negroes came upon him and demanded the money, for they i had seen him receive it in I'laijuemine. J He told them he was sorry, but tbat a ; crowd of white fellows down the road j had just robbed him. They also made a i search and took from him the 15 cents j In change, tine of the negroes proposed j to kill him. but the other two would not agree to the proposition, as that would cause them to be arrested. At daylight Uranium got his wad from the bushes and rode without delay to this city. , day attacked the episcopal palace and the te distributed among the poor. ' crowned hea l In Europe. Secret service men have evidence that ten Anarchists hive been assigned to assassinate each potentate to lessen the chances of escape. A special effort will be made to murder King Victor F.mmannel III of Italy for the sake of the moral effect this woubl have following so closely on Humbert's death. A dispatch from Berlin says tbe Kaiser wears a shirt of mail now and his sleep Is troubled by nightmares, dua to the fear of assassination. King Leo-loil of Belgium, it Is reported. Is likely to abdicate, owing to bis terror of Anarchists. He is being tracked by assassins. King fjeorge of lireece Is one oJ the monarchs marked for death. . t ent of Earl LI. There Is much specuf.v Hon here as to the personnel of tht American commissioners 'n "s the peacs negotiations should be entrusted to such a body. ol w " - iu international affairs In recent years all hare been canvassed. Included In the list is the name of Gen. John W. Foster, but It Is regarded as much more probable that. If he appears at all In these negotiations. It will be in his old place as a representative of the Chinese government. He was assixiafed with Li Hung Chang during the pence negotiations which closed the Chlnn-Japan war, and it Is said that LI ha a high sense of appreciation of his work for China then. There was a dearth of official Information from China to-day. Gen. Chaffee got throngh a dispatch d.lted Sept. 1, at Peking, indicating that couriers are still employed to close the gap in the line of communication between Tien Tsin and Pekii-g. This dispatch made no mention of the military situation, and it was Inferred that affairs In Peking remain ipiief. The message was as follows: Copy of cablegram, received Sept. 8 from Taku: "Peking. Sept. 1, UXXX "Adjutant General. Washington: "I wish to specially commend Col. Aaron S. Daggett. Fourteenth United States Infantry, for his gallantry at Tang Tsnu Aug. 6 and good Judgment in the attack on Peking Aug. 14. and foi gallantry and excellent supervision of th attack on the gates of the imperial c!t Aug. IS. I recommend that he be mad a Brigadier General In the I'nlted State army. Col. Pagirett has nine months to serve before arriving at sixty four. II promoted to Brigadier General he wllj aiadly accept retirement immediately on promotion. CHAFFEE." No Sew Featare la the Cblaes Crisis. London. Sept. The Chinese crisis presents no new feature this morning. Nothing appears to be certain. Regarding Hussiiin action various statements are made In Vienna and Berlin, with an assumed air of authority, but the balance of opinion leans to the belief that Russia is still kmiiued to adhere to her decision to ijnlf Peking, whatever the other powers may do. The studiously moderate tone of Emperor William's speech at Stettin i much remarked. There was nothing of tbe "mailed fist" or of revenge In his utterances. According to the Standard's Moseowr correspondent. Russia's programme main-ly concerns Manchuria and she needs troops from Peking to assist In the sela- ore of that province, which Is looked upon as another Egypt. Her withdrawal from Peking is considered an attempt to pose as a sincere adherent of the principles of the Hague conference. The Tien Tsin correspondent of the Standard, wiring Aug. .10. says: 'The German paired with the Americans in the march through the Forbidden City. The British naval brigade and tha murines of tbe legation guards left Peking to day." , The Peking correspondent of the Morn-lug Post, in a dispatch dated Aug. 23, savs Mr. Conger hns written a letter aifc serting that without the aid of the American missionaries the defense of the legations would have been impossible. According to this c..rres;ondent. the United, States minister has received congratulatory telegrams from President McKInley and others. Bishop Galloway Writes a Stroaaj Letter to the Mission Board. Jackson, Miss.. Sept. 7. Blshp C. B. Galloway of the Southern Methodist Chrrch. and formerly In charge of the Chinese missions, addressed a strong letter to the Foreign Mission Board urging that all missionaries stationed in China and now- at home on leave be re-ferried Immediately and rendezvous In Jspan until such time as they can be sent ti their charges. Bishop "Galloway states that the outlook for the Christian-izatlon nnd civilization of China Is brighter than ever before. He predicts an early settlement of the present trouble and ays that western ideas will be hos-fltably received by the peoplf of tha Celestial euiflla o . j..

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