The Times Leader from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1896 · Page 1
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, October 1, 1896
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f, 4;f a o , i iow to Ride a Vhcel. : I Yesterday's Circulation :: THE Cy clists-Coinpaiii on Will Tell Tou How to Do It, and Bow to Tax . are or It . ; ' '. At the RECORD OFFICE. , Price I cents. By mail i cent. WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAYi FAIR; PRECEDED BT SHOWERS; 8L IGIITLY COLDER: WESTERLY WINDS. TEN'PAGESeWism:' WILKES-BAEBE.TPA.. THURSDAY MOKNING. OCTOBER 1, 189G. ..v. TWO CENTS PER COPT. : m ttvr - TJ A APQ ON TRAINS THREE CENTS. XJluX X iXJrJl.D i ill ill ii i . r .v 2 iKiiyAyvAVi - . - v. I r . - : J J 1- I ii .: r - Tiir mi The Atlantic Slope Deiastatei "by Floods and Morms. if . perty Destroyed. DESTBUCTION IN THE STATE Great Damage hy Heavy Wind and v "5".Y'wy " Rain. Reported From All See- tlons Almost a Cyclone at Some Points The Columbia Bridge Carried Away A Breaker Destroyed at Shamokin Railroad Traffic Much Delayed Telephone and Telegraph Wires in a Tangle w.-i A T tJrops Destroyed-Devastatioirat Washington and Other Points v n j Bouthern Coast Cities Affected Great Damage to Shipping in the Harbors A United States Moni - tor Adiift The Effect of the Gale - in yew York. " " ' foe-West Indian hurricane whloh struck the Florida mainland and iraveled north did great damage to the whole At- lantlc slope south ot New Tork. Savannah, Ga., suffered the most severely, eleven lives being reported lost and great property damage. Brunswick, ' Qa.; Baltimore, and Washington also report great damage. Heavy losses are reported In all sections of Pennsylvania, . Lancaster, Harrlsburg, Lebanon, Pitta- burg, Columbia, Reading, Altoona, Bhamokln and other -cities toeing heav- . lly. The railroad bridge at7 Columbia was destroyed. - Railroads are reported washed out and wjrea (lowij In all parts of the State. The storm is now central In the LaIca rf-ffinnn. ' , Philadelphia , Sept 30. Reports received from various points to-day Indicate that last night's storm was exceedingly disastrous throughout the eastern, middle and western counties of , the State. Houses, barns, and bridges were blown away, crops ruined, streams ' and rivers are out of their banks, washouts and landslides have blocked rail-road' tracks and . In several places lives '. . i a. mi .1 n . KHAKn. tfl li,,,. ,-, j ",. . amount At anaaster tttntnTti'otrRliout r -Lan-1 caster County the storm was especially ' severe.- The covered bridge over-the Susquehanna River at Columbia, used by the Frederick division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, .was blown away. . Several men are reported to have been killed when the bridge went, but the , rumor is unconfirmed. The tobacco crop in Lancaster is nearly ruined and the money damage of all kinds In the county is estimated at $1,000,000. By the collapse of the roof of the casting house of Temple furnace, Berks County, Edward Rlssmlller and Samuel Trout were killed and William Collar, Joseph RUth- enberger, Harry Becker, William Shadier and William Wertz, all more or less hurt. All the men were employes of the fur nace. The round house of the Cornwall I and Lebanon Railroad, of Lebanon, was blown- off and eight tecomotlvcs dam - aged. The Juniata Is out of its banks at Huntingdon and in Blair County and the valley is Inundated and experiencing a flood scarcely less destructive than the memorable one of 1889. Because of washouts and landslides traffic on the middle division of the Pennsylvania Railroad Is suspended, . but eastern trains are going around by way of Lock Haven, on the Northern Central. . At Shamokin the breaker of the Patterson Coal Co--toget?, lwwtn houses, -was blown- down. Thirty mules In the stable of the colliery were killed by the collapse of the building. John Chalmers was fatally Injured and the Infant of Mrs. Savlneski was killed and Mrs. Savlneski had her leg broken. Tho above instances areuonly a few ot the destruction wrought. There is no telegraphic communication from this city further west in the State than Mount Joy, twenty-seven miles from Harrlsburg and details of the damage done In that section are till lackins. The wires of the lele- erann comDames sunerea as iney ncr 1 m f sk& before and up to 9 o'clock to-night I communication wlln whik wjuiu n.itimnn urn still cut off. The storm I i HURRICANE AT HARRISBURG. Dill a B-OCl IH11 7 llliiliiB " " n I . . wv . nmom'n. I Harrlsburg, fsept 30. A nurncsne toyed with Harrlsburg in the night and Miscellaneous jLdertiaementt. 10 "cents a line, prepaid. COLUMBIA BICYCLENo I will be given .I... awav he US Oct. 2a. NOW fS the time to lay in your supply of fall ter wear. A ucei siven wn purchase. cnAg jrjjjrtERO ft CO. SOMETHING FOR NOTHING. It s human nature to want something for nothing. Ws will examine your ye& free of charge. It will ne aone carem er VolnK to pay for It If glasses wlfl not Improve your Vision we will tell you. S P. ERNST. Jeweler and Optician. 83 fe,.hii anuare. Public Square. ELKSREST" PHOTOGRAPHS. V.V?".r. f wcvcle race. Bear Creek ..... .nd other.. 'KAVFMAN'8 photo supply houK;je!j- iTsfrTnii! nrotectlns your own Interest if 9Ub your"fall suit from us. J..." K..rtmMit of nobby styles s the " .ur fall suit from us. I . rfi.nUved. Ttia prices are r . ' CHAS. riNBERG ft CO. ivFST- LINEN pleated front dress rjhNSLon,y -t lh'rt factory. 74 WEST MARKET BTRt-fcX. MMB 6T. CItlR. clairvoyant and phre-nninei-t. Correct Hfe and character rad-. "A.beTaatisfaction. South Main street . ' . i i .t. an1 him r w mm omuiirr i t'ii t'ads shown e!ewHere. M CHA3. FIX BERG ft CO. ihhi'vp; IXjRETTA, tb great second " , ,nj ,i.r)'iiiit medium, can be -, .,ii1 on i!l sffa-rs st ITS Market street. .- r.imn ni t..s l't What you wan! to knoit. Hours W a. m. to p. m. F-iort n--.i;ifAL "'' i-m. w;:h I ..iiv -. -.; '.I on f. r when the day broke through the fast disappearing masses ot gray storm clouds this morning; the city looked upon & scene of demolition and destruction that it has not witnessed la the la t quarter of century. rThe mark of the whirlwind that passed over this city will not be effaced in a month, or a year. , .-.-: : - . " Roots will be restored and houses re paired, but a thousand maimed trees- many of them survivors of the time when the State's capital was ' i)ut struggling hamlet, and to which citizens were In the habit or pointing with pride will remain to show where the storm biased Us path. It had been a rainy Tuesday with gusty drives of rain that made walking uncomfortable early In the evening. But this was but a fore-taste t the coming gale. By midnight the storm had begun. It hissed am una corners and whirled through the tele graph wires In a way-utterly foreign OT at midnight; It lashed itself Into sections of whirlwind thirty minutes later, and by I o'clock and for over an hour after if showed the teeth of a small cyclone. There were scores of people In the city who spent the night after 12 o'clock In their cellars praying that the fate of f urB ""s" no m lor Ior a-r sh uro There were, thousands more who Bat shuddering until morning waiting for. the fury of tne wina ana rain to anate. - am were reariui, nu, after the hurricane wearied itself out, the streets were full of people anxious to learn the havoc that they knew must I He In Its wake. At 12:40 a ball of fire, to observers as large as a September sun, flashed out Into the blackness from the southwest I ana rmng ror a run minuw in mo wjsi; heavena Those who raw it say that It I died away slowly, not with the flash- PnK brilliancy and sudden extingulsh- Jn of a meteor, but changing from I white to red and then fading like a over. The hurricane veerea rrequentiy and seemed possessed of as many whims as. a school girl. It would wrench roofs from their fastenings, several houses together, and then skip skyward for two or three blocks before beginning-Its work of ruin. : On Peffer street trees were uprooted and blown down on one side of the street, while the other remained untouched. It was the same on many streets with windows, one side of the thoroughfare escaping while the opposite houses would be glasslegs.- Wires were down over town, but gangs of men were soon busy clarlng the debris away. .The wires were.-not gotten Into shape entirely all day- but Third street cars were running by 8 o'clock. There was hardly an avenue or a street that was hot "soon 7 filled "with "tree" llmbs'Snd wreckage. It will be several days before the supervisors of the various districts can. have the dead limbs' of the trees hauled away. In Capitol Park the spectacle is a pitiful one, The grounds will not regain their former appearance for a long tme. Big trees that have weathered the winds of a half century were blown down like easy-standing nine ptnsThehurrlcane seemed to brush them out of Its path like twigs. Roots, with masses of earth clinging to them as big as a room, lie upturned i aiona me wains ana mrougn we pant. Many small saplings recently planted wlI, ve t- h flIJJ n. th- ;fn;m along the walks and through the park. will have to be dug uD. The storm cut them In half near the base and they will be useless. 'It' war the '" same along ront street ana the river bank. GREAT DAMAGE AT LEBANON. Lebanon, Pa., Sept. 30 The round house of the Cornwall A Lebanon R R was wrecked by the heavy winds this morning and eight . locomotives were more or less damaged. The roof of the Lebanon Valley furnace was also wrecked, as well as one of the largest stacks at Light's rolling mill. Lands & Son's shoe factory at Pal myra was unroofed and the building aamagea. - - - v . Later reports show that the damaee by the storm last night was far greater than at first supposed. ' In addition to the round house of the Lebanon and Cornwall Railroad Co. being demolished fihat - of.the Cornwall Railroad met with slmilar fate. The losses sustained by these two companies will run Into.the thousands of dollars. The United tsremren tjnurcn at Annvuie was wrecked and the Sunnyslde mills were unroofed. A part of the roof of the United Brethren Church in West Lcba non was carried away as well as those of the dwellings of Joseph Strohman and F. R. Fertlgue. At the Iron Cltr brewery the boiler and "engine houses were levelled to the ground. The top of the steeple of Salem Lutheran Church was broken Off.. At Ebeneser the barn or Benjamin uioucn was unrooted as well as several new dwellings belonging to Daniel Seller. The old brick furnace at North Lebanon, used as a storage house. Is a mass of ruins. Hundreds of trees, of all sorts were uprooted and It Is difficult to estimate the extent of the damage, as there were few buildings and orchards in the track of the tor nado that escaped. Wilson Christman and his family, residing near Copps Rolling Mill, had a most thrilling escape. They had Just left the house when one or me waiis couapiiea, nuing tneir Hieep lng apartments with a mass of brick and mnnir. unin auu nuunc m ine steeDle of the Reformed Church at uuu wi ' " . wuuvmi b m .. .......... . m ......... . must be taken Jown. The round house at Tremont was wrecked and several TVIK. READ. SEE. At New orange tx. i iz mues from New Tork. 1.000 buildings and 25 factories ar to be erected; loU sold for 33.00 and 110.00 .T W.W-BarrT offlc & a "Mn street Open evenings. 259 BULBS for fall planting, hyacinths, tuilpg and daffodil. Cut flowers, floral designs. ic .- "W. M. ELDRIDGE CO.. Optra House Florists. CUT FLOWERS, designs and tions at MARVIN'S, 3 N. Franklin YOUR BOT ourht to have a reef decora- street 235 YOUR BOT oucht to have a reefer. W are prepared to meet the demand. ' We have an immense variety xor you to select from. Our 33 50 genuine astrachan reefer must be seen to be appreciated. CHAH. riSBEKO ft CO. - r-;- - .- '- liinjKlfcij cmara, me nueai aomesu clears not to be equalled, cigarettes, to baccos and smokers' artlrle at wholesale and retail at 8. COHEN'S cigar store. thS TOUR WATCH doesn't go rtsht Bring it to us and let os fix it. Honest work, honest prices. TITUS, 43 South Main street. tth.s224 BOWMAN ft CO. Bicycles, all kinds," all prices, repairing, enmling. bicycle sundries. W. II. BOWMAN ft CO.. a tt- ii. .i. a. - - In sealed boxes. (9 cents a pound. , TUCK 8 PHARMACY. 3 7 South Main street P.IDE a Czar anfl be harry. Crar bt-ry ies are unexo-I'M. PF.r.LS ft FEK-TKR, rnts. a N. Frarikiin street. 13P TAT NOT FAL'S. Wo: 7 Am-rWa h-rh art evc!. spring tTW1 t"rre. taer'y-flve pr ee-it. f " tl -1 a-y o-r.'T tr- ' rr 5 T - e- f c j t-r- i r-i-.s 1 n, -a w.'h- o t r-- ? j :e c r'f-.t " - T a '. t - ii I i---.: r..-u engines damaged. ' As far as can be learned, no one was seriously injured. but the oldest people say they never experienced any tike it. It was a mgnt ot terror and many of the residents sought shelter in their cellars until the storm subsided. fi 'LANCASTER COUNTT SWEPT. Lancaster, Sept. 30. Late reports received from all sections of the county sbow that the damage done will reach in the aggregate nearly a million aoi lars. Hundreds of farmers have lost their entire tobacco crop, which was ready for the market In addition to frame buildings numerous brick struc tures were rased to the ground. The largest was that of H. Burd Cassel, ex chairman of the Republican county committee, his brick planing mill-collapsing, destroying valuable machinery ana involving a loss or about iiu.uuu. Deputy auditor general Friday was a sufferer. The roof of his barn.vas blown -a eonsiderabla 4iataacs Aad Uia upper part of the building was wrecked. Senator Quay 'had Just completed the erection, of a large tobacco shed on his farm and the roof of It was blown off and carried a great distance. A large tobacco barn belonging to J. Hay Brown was blown from its foundations to the public road and the entire crop of to bacco was ruined. Theae are but a few of the hundreds of similar losses. , The railroad bridge -at Columbia, which was hurled Into the river by the cyclone was one .of the longest covered bridges In the United States, being about a mile and a quarter long. , It was rebuilt in 1869 at a cost of about 3150,000. The piers are apparently uninjured. ' It is believed that several men were In the bridge when it was swept away and 8earchiaflowbelngmade for their bodies. --. , -T--: - In Columbia the electric light station and the lace mill were partially unroofed and great havoo , was wrought throughout the town. Reports from country districts tell the same story of barns being blown down,- houses -unroofed and great havoc wrought generally . ... " .' No loss of Jlfe Jias been reported ex cepting- the -unconfirmed -rumor - that some men were believed to have been on theusquehanna'biidge when It col- lansed." " f ' ' - HAVOC AT PITTSBURG Tlttsburg, Sept. 80. The heavy winds which were general over the western part of the State last night and early this morning played havoc with the running schedules of nearly every rail way1 entering Pittsburg, The heaviest damage seems to have been east of the Allegheny Mountains and from the meagre reports received great damage has been'done Through trains on the railways 7 are "greatly "' delayed. "Thai storm practically paralysed the Baltimore & Ohio" R. R. system east, west, horth and Jbuth. Wires and down and reports are far from satisfactory. It Is known, how ever, that roadbeds have been washed away, there are landslides Innumerable and tracks are obstructed by fallen trees. In the vicinity of Sand Patch. i where train. No. 9,. the. New Tort and Chicago express, due In Pittsburg at 6:25 o'clock this morning, Is supposed to be storm, bound,' the rain fell In torrents for several hours and mountain ravines were transformed Into -rivers. The freight cars On Sidings And dwellings wer unroofed and overturned, s - It is not yet known whether any f ataitleS occurred at Sand Patch. Several washi outs occurred near Akron, O., on the Pittsburg & Western R. R. and telegraph wires were prostrated. Train No. 6, Chicago express. Is hemmed in by a landslide near Bankerstown. The cannon ball express Is also de layed somewhere on the Ohio division. and the time of Its arrival here cannot be guessed, Locally the damage from the stornr Is1 not serious. CHESTER COUNTY SUFFERS SE- West Chester, Pa., Sept: 30. Last night's storm in Chester County was particularly severe, the- rain falling in torrents tor hours, while the wind blew a gale. The greatest damage was done to orchards which1 appear to have suffered more than -anything, else. The Brandywlne creek" and .tributary streams which have been nearly dry this summer, overflowed their, banks this morning and washed away fences, small outbuildings and corn crops. The damage to the telephone service in the country was considerable and In West Chester the electric lights were put out of service by falling tfees carrying away the wires. There were several narrow escapes from Injury by live elec tric wires. The public roads are badly washed and many treesare blown across them. N PENNSYLVANIA RR. CRIPPLED. Altoona, Pa., Sept 30. The Pennsylvania Railroad between Altoona and Harrlsburg Is badly crippled by a washout at Ardenheim, near Huntingdon Up to noon to-day no trains arrived from the East The day express and limited express were sent east by way of Tyrone -and Lock Haven, thence to Harrlsburg over the Philadelphia A Erie. A train to represent the Pacific express was made up here and sent West. The Atlantic express is stalled. A train for local traffic was made up at Altoona and followed the limited. The city escaped nel of the new reservoir at Klttanning Point was washed out, as was also the coffer dam, entailing several thousand dollars damage. - At Henrietta, on the Altoona division the railroad bridge was washed away and passengers are being transferred at that point. A number of summer cottages at Point View, a summer resort on the Juniata River, about fourteen miles from Altoona, were washed away. TERRIFIC STORM AT SHAMOKIN. Shamokin, Sept 30. A terrific wind storm visited this section of the county at 1 o'clock this morning, lasting for more than an hour. Buildings were destroyed and property of every description laid waste for miles. The heaviest lossers are the Patterson Coal Co., whose colliery is situated at Natalie, a mining village six miles east of this city. The breaker and fourteen houses were. totally destroyed, seven by fire and seven by the storm. The stables connected with the colliery we blown down and thirty mules killed outright ine . Dreaaer was almost entirely demolished, causing a loss ot over tW.- 000 to the Patterson Coal Co. alone. John Chalmers was fatally Injured and Mrs. Savlneski had her limb fractured trying to rescue her baby which was fatally Injured and has since died. In this city houses were unroofed and widespread destruction resulted. At Deiblers "Station the United Brethren Church was totally destroyed by the storm. DESTRUCTION AT G ETTTSBURG. Gettysburg, Sept 30. The storm in Adams County d;d tremendous damage to houses, iiams.' timber and fencing, but no casualties are reported. On the Gettysburg battlefield the National Cemetery uT-ri very severely. Round Top and Cu:p s Hill are a mass of broken tres and the rew Iron obser vatory on t emetery Klc was Injured. Tse ni-'fium-nt (t the ' "h Icei- m-r-t as err: Mr.'y turn I. rac"vj r.ivKi.3 at j:-:;.v.-tov."n-. - V V the stone bridge the water covered Iron street, which is the only avenue of communication with the lower part of the city, to the depth f two feet Traffic was delayed several hours. LACKAWANNA TRAIN WRECKED. Binghamton, N. T., Sept 30. Train NO. 34 on the Delaware, Lackawanna ft western road was wrecked this morn lng at Messengerville. the accident be lng caused by a tree which was blown across the track by the wind. Fireman Ed Delahanty, of Great Bend; Pa., was killed. Great damage was done in this city and vicinity by last night's gale. Buildings . were unroofed, - chimneys blown down and wires prostrated in all directions, while the streets were- strewn with the branches of trees. DESTRUCTION AT WASHINGTON. IftjbUq unci JPriTata Building Para fcged-Heartrendinff Devastation .In ilo.9 Whits House and Capitol " Grounds. ' Washington. Sent xfl Th Woot Tn dlan tornado which struck Washington between H p. m. and midnight last night respected neither official nor diplomatic properties. . It ripped off some or tne coping or the White House and laid low most of the historic trees In the White House grounds, Including the elm . tree which Lincoln planted (and this gave the relic fanatics a fruitful field for their operations). It carried away part of the roof of the State Department, where the official documents are stored, but fortunately left them uninjured. The roof of the patent office, constructed after the fire there some years ago, was rolled up and distributed all around the neighborhood and sky lights half an inch thick wera remorse lessly beaten in. The naval observatory, and. In fact. Dretty well everv other public building, was more or less aamagea. - Diplomats' residences were ' not spared. That of the French minister was lert roofless, and even and substan tially DUHt embassy .of Great Britain suffered the- less of the- porticounder wmcn-we ntisit ambassador- used to sit In the summer evenings and receive nis men as. church and theatres suffered alike. The slate roof nf tho Church of the Covenant, where President Harrison used to worship, was blown down and each seoarate slate hv a curios freak planted Itself upright In the grass parking which surrounds the eaince. huh more disastrous was the fate of the New York Presbyterian vnurcn, wnicn Mr, Bryan recently at lenaea, sitting in Lincoln's pew. The whole tower of that edifice was reduced to match wood and Dersnna In aearrh or souvenirs naa no difficulty in obtain -iiieiu. Nearly every other church In the cltv auuerea more or less and their anti podes, the theatres, were eauallv vis. Ited. The tower of the Grand Opera nuuiic, lormeny AiDaugn s, was blown down to pieces, fortunately without hurting anybody, though the debris 'Still obstructs the whole width of one of the broadest streets in Washington. Sev eral outer theatres lost their roofs, in wnote or in part i ne new Albaugh s Opera House, built on the site of Blaine's old residence, where the Seward assassination was attempted, escaped Injury, but the waicnman s. box ai th corner, where, through several mlMrw weeks news paper men awaited the progress of the iasi ntness or tne great secretary, was caught up by the storm and crushed Into splinters. The devastation wrought among ine Deautirui trees of the capital was heartrending. For years the parKing commission, which controls this part of the national capital decoration has been Implored to have the" redundant foliage of these trees trimmed. Tha reply has always been that there was not a sufficient appropriation made by Congress. Now thousands of trees which "would probably have weathered this storm, if reduced to less redundant shape, have been blown up by the roots or hopelessly dismembered and the damage done by last night's storm cannot be replaced by an appropriation five times as large as that usually made by Congress for any one year's tree culture. There was no loss of life as far as known In Washington, though a list" of twenty-four persons are seriously Injured by falling branches and crumbling walls Is given out by the hospitals. In Alexandria, two persons were killed and In other suburbs of Washington personal injuries "were almost as numerous as property losses. The total destruction of property In Washington City by the stdrm Is estimated at nearly half a million dollars. BRUNSWICK'S LOSS 1500,000. The Old Monitor Blowing About the Harbor in Danger of Sinking. Atlanta. Ga., Sept 30. H. M. Merrill. of the Atlanta Telephone Co., has reach ed Atlanta from Brunswick and states that the city of Brunswick Is badly damaged and that three big vessels were sunk In Brunswick harbor. The latter were blown away from their moorings. Mr. Merrill says that the famous old gunboat the Monitor was blown away from her pier and that she was floating helplessly in the harbor, and in danger of .going Jothebotton Four, persons were killed outright in Brunswick, as follows: William- Daniels, Abel Davis. John Jefferson, and a baby. A careful estimate places the damages at 3500.000. Many persons were dan- ge'roualy Injured. The railroad tracks were obstructed by trees and poles, and the only train which came through from Brunswick wss preceded by a 4 wrecking train and crew for a distance of twenty miles. devastation""!?" savannah. Several People Drowned and a Million of Damage Done. Savannah.. 8ept 30. Seven Jives lost, a million dollars' worth of property destroyedthat Is the record of the cyclone which swept Savannah from 11:30 a. m. until 12:15 p. m. yesterday. The storm, which had been lurking In the Eastern Gulf for the last few days, swept rapidly across Florida at 8 o'clock In the morning, and without warning burst upon Savannah. Hardly a house In the city escaped without more or less damage, though there are few comparatively total wrecks. The storm began to rise at 11 o'clock. Half an hour later It was blowing sixty miles an hour. When the wind reached a velocity of sixty-six miles an hour the Instruments st the weather station were blown away. The storm was terrific In its Inten sity, exceeding the great cyclone of 1S93, which devastated the South Carolina coast The storm came from the south east and swept directly over the city. Hardly a public building escape its fury. The forests In the city were laid In swaths. The parks are In ruins and many buildings were razed to the ground. - The Immense Plant system paww-n-1 f-r depot was completely destroyed. The Central R. R of Georela and the Alabama Ii. R. frHrht artrhou-s on Xi.f f jo?;te ; j of the city were i: n- j r'x ari trie wa..i ie-no;.jihei. The r , r . r . t s t i n in. The - , i. : r t ft - r . f i p. - 1 t .- - I : - -: in 6' - a and the Georgia Infirmary were unroofed. The city and suburban street railway car barns were blown down. The Georgia Hussars'- armory was badly damaged. Nearly every store in the re tall part of the city was more or less aamagea. The Norwegian bark Roaenlus, anchored in the harbor, was capslsed. The German bark Cuba, loaded with naval stores for Hamburg, went aground below the city. The bark Mlsa, loaded with naval stores and ready tor sea, was blown against the retaining wall five miles below the city, and is lying on her side. The tug Robert Turner went to pieces against the Government Jetty. Three of her crew and the captain, C. H. Murray, are supposed to have been lost The United States revenue cutter Tybee sustained slight damage. Small boats were thrown about in every direction, One hundred and fifty thousand dollars Is said to be a low estimate of the da masWtoqiMMqupjMwfc. Telegraphlo communication was cut off at the beginning of the storm. This report was sent by train for transmission from Mlllen, Ga. . ; , The only train to, arrive in this city since the storm began is the north bound Plant System fast mail, which arrived two hours late, and Is still here await lng Information astto the condition of the track north of here. No trains have passed over the Florida Central & Peninsula R. R. One of the. most complete wrecks Is Forsythe Park, which has been the pride of the city. The city Is a tangle of wires. The street car lines stopped running soon after the blow began and the cars are standing on the tracks in every part of the olty, At Gordon Wharf a flying timber struck Wallace Johnston, a clerk, kill ing hlm-4ntantly. Wr G. Thompson was killed at the wreck of A. S. Bacon A Co.'s mills. Several people were also Injured In the destruction of Gordon's wharf. Four negroes in Southvllle, a colored settlement, la the, southern, portion of the city, were caught under a falling roof and killed. There' is Yet no communication with the surrounding country.. , No news has been received from Tybee Island, which suffered so severely during the cyclone of August, .1893. The reports indicate that the damage and loss of life will be greater than then. The fatalities by the hurricane which swept Savannah and the country south and north of here was Increased to-day by the finding of the body of Captain Charles E. Murray, of the Robett Turner, which went ashore ln-the river below the city during the height of the storm. The steamer Governor Stafford, which left Beaufort, S. C,T for Savan- nalu.haajiatbeea heard from And it is supposed; she Is ashore. The steamer Star left this morning In search of the Governor Stafford. The finding of Captain Murray and the drowning of three of the crew has increased the number of dead so far to eleven. Two of the employes injured by falling build ings will die. The damage by the storm will go largely, above a million dollars. Nearly every building in tne city is damaged-and -4 he- loss to railroads Is heavy. All the plantations north, of the city and along the Savannah River were badly damaged. No definite news has been received from Tybee Island, but it is believed that the loss will be heavy,- '" j - ' 1 SUIPS ASHORE AT "BALTIMORE. The Tide Eose and Dashed Them Into the Streets of the City. Baltimore, Sept. 30: The bright sun shine and soft breexes this morning were In striking contrast wlththedown-Dour of rain and the wind of ultra-hur- rlcan proportions which swirled through the streets of Baltimore last night. .. The cyclone struck here yesterday after noon and developed Into dangerous pro. portions at, 11 o'clock last night. The winds suddenly gathered with all the fury of a hurricane. Upon the wharves fell the brunt of the maddened rush. The direction from which7- they -came caused the water In the harbor to back up above the level of the surrounding streets and flood the cellars of mercan tile housea The steamboats and numerous other craft at. the upper end of the harbor were lifted high above their usual level. Sleep .was an unknown quantity to all those on board the vessles and those residing along the neighboring streets, fearing, as they did, that every In stant the cyclone would come upon them. Along Pratt street from the foot of Gay street to Centre Market space the current was more than waist deep, while the other thoroughfares adjacent on the north side of the harbor , were soon filled with swirling pools. Water backed- up Into Jones Falls to such an extent that It poured over the walls and flooded Swan and Water streets to a depth of about eight feet Families waded out of their homefe and sought safety in a more elevated neigh .borhood. Employes of the Baltimore ft Ohio R. R. on Spear's wharf were Isolated on what they called a "little Venice of their own." Between thirty and forty carloads of miscellaneous freight were stored- on the wharf. t ' . Tne experience of the men was an exciting one for a time. The wind lash ed the water lntu waves, whlctrsteadllyi rose uniu iney suomergea tne wnari and the streets approaching It. AVhlch ever way they looked the men could see only a mass of water, with ware- nouses rising out -of It like islands. Docks and wharves were completely submerged, and the waves dashing against the end of the warehouse Jn which the men were working. Street railway cars running along the waterfront were blocked In numbers. and, the water flooding them, passen gers were forced to leave and wade through the water. Cable and trolley cars were blocked In every section of tne city by the violence of the storm and the crossing of electric wires. The wind played havoc with the myriads of overhead wires tn all parts of the city. Electric light wires were crossed, lights extinguished, circuits and converters burnt out, small fires engendered, and telephone and telegraph line rendered temporarily useless. With every additional surging of the tempest wires parted like whipcords. blazing with a pyrotechnic display, and then spluttering and shedding myriads of spatks as they hung from poles or other wires. The Impassable condition of the streets in the flooded district was enhanced by the extreme danger to which venturesome persons were ex posed from these broken wires. Amid the shriek of the wind the sharp Jangle of broken glass was Incessantly beard from uppr stories, while canvas awnings and political banners were rip- pea from tneir rastenings as if they had been mere scraps of paper in a summer sephyr. Many of the fire alarm wires wen; cut out completely. Chief McAfVe and his six district chiefs patrolled the city all nignt. rortunately there were no ex- tensiveconflagTations, but a great many incipient Mazes-due- tr brokenelerrtrlc light wires. Late trains from Washlneton last night wre df-laye.1 several hours by tre-s and other obstructions wbl'h had b--n Mown ai-ros-t the trarks. The en- rs moved elorg slow r.t wr-ks froti th- tr- ' v t . v . ' r r z t ' v i v..'-. . ... v , a:. J t... y, guards; an.J tele -.' n r . . ,V.B t the cyclone abated. Thousands of dol lars worth of property were destroyed,-but no loss of life Is reported. Several narrow escapes from death were, how ever, reported to the police. Up to-1 o'clock this evening the telegraph and telephone -companies had been unable to re-establish electric con nectlon with Washington. Reports from the country section between here and Washington indicate great damage to Duiidings ana crops. THE STORM IN MARYLAND. Annapolis, Md., Sept 30. The storm wblch reached Annapolis last evening raised the tide considerably. At 10:30 o'clock parts of Prince George street, leading from the Tolchester steamboat wharf as far as St. John's College, were submerged. Residents along the street were afraid to go to bed. Some damage Is reported In the coun ty by the blowing' down of barns and outbuildings, - The storm caused trou ble on telegraph and telephone lines out ofjTftnnapoHsi. '' 1 "' v. 1 ' !",."!' 11 ", .1 ,. " -J ; IN WESTERN MARYLAND, Cumberland, Md., Sept. 30. A heavy ram fell In this section steadily the en tire day and last evening a perfect de luge aescencea for nearly an hour. Tne Cumberland & Pennsylvania. R R. Is reported considerably washed, and there was no train further west than Frostburg last night . . DAMAGE AT SYRACUSE. -Syracuse, N. Y.,. Sept, 30. Great havoo was wrought by the storm here this morning. Buildings were unroofed, chimneys blown down, trees uprooted and the streets strew with broken trees. Street car travel was delayed. The loss cannot be estimated at this. hour. No fatalUes are reported. VIRGINIA STORM SWEPT. tynchburgVsP-Sept: 30,Thts sec tion of the State witnessed yesterday one of the heaviest rain storms that has been seen here for a long time. It seemed to be almost a cloudburst, and in a short time all of the streams In the country adjacent to the city halTiver flowed their banks. At 8 olclock last night the tide was five feet and was rising at the rate of a foot an hourr"When night set in the rain again came down In torrents and the wind blew with the force of a hurricane. btaunton, va.. Kept 30. There was a tremendous downpour of rain here yes terday. Three and one-fourth Inches of rain fell since morning. No one remembers and no records show so great a fall of water here In so short a period. Charleston, W. Va.. Sept. 30. A heavy wind and rain storm from the south east visited this place yesterday. At times the wind blew very hard and a great many trees were broken or blown down. The corn ,rop has also suffered, tne shocks being blown over and soaked with water. " HEAVY GALES OUT AT SEA. New York, Sept 30. A lively gale came up the coast from the South last evening and when its centre approached New York a hurricane was threatening. New York was drenched with rain, which fell fastest at half-past 9 o'clock last evening, at which hour the wind had attained anr hourly veloclty-r of thlrty-slx miles the highest reported, The local weather bureau was In spectacular mood last night Its , chief, Farmer Ellas B. Dunn, used the dark background of the sky for his bulletin board, and Issued a notice to seafaring folks In port that they had never before seen.' He called the attentsin of skippers to the Manhattan Life tower by sending an Incandescent shaft from a 12,000 "candle "power -electric-iight across their ships. , After he had thus aroused them he sent up a "hurricane rocket," which Is a pyrotechnic bomb that left a red trail In Its Hlght, and when about 660 feet above the surface of Broadway, burst and threw out fifty red brails. After six of them had flared the announcement to the world alloat hereabouts that it would be wise to stay In the harbor the rain came down so hard that the display ended. ' JThe cyclone thus.heralded by flaming J bulletins didn't exert the fury or us energy In this neighborhood. It struck Inland from the Gulf of Mexico over Georgia and Florida earlyyesterday morning. At first It was a modest swlrler, but by noon It was roaring up the Atlantic coast in the fierce fashion of a real West India hurricane. Its centre was oft South Carolina 'at 3 p. m. yesterday and Its westerly edge was far inland. Its influence was felt over the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, where there were great rainfalls Late In the afternoon the tumultuous West Indian bounded off inland. At 10 o'clock last night the centre was at Detroit and was making things lively for folks In Illinois and Ohio. The radius of the storm was probably about a thousand miles. It reached from the lakes and the Ohio Valley far Into the Atlantic. The wind, together with an-unusually high tide, caused damage in several places along the coast. At Rock-away Beach serious wash-outs were the result. Hog Island was almost submerged! at 11 o'clock, and the tide was still rising. Incoming vessels continue to bring re ports or storms at sea. ah tnat arrivea yesterday experienced gales, while some suffered damage. The British steamship Aloedene, from HamburgT rtrifito" atTongwesterly' rale Sent 23." and was boarded by-a h n ire sea. It smashed the lollyboat badly damaged the lifeboat, shattered the enrtns room skylight, broke the ventilators, flooded the galleys and did minor damage about the decks. The Italian bark Harrtnaton. on Sept. 23. In the Gulf Stream, was struck by a gale from tne nonn-nonneasi, which lasted fourteen hours. . The British bark Strathmuir. on tne same date, was hove to under bare poles for two hours. She lost and split sev eral sails. - The British schooner Arthur M. uio- son from Quebec arrived via Hell Gate. She reported losing her foretopmast during a heavy north-northwest wind off Prince Edward Island. Portsmouth. N-H 8ept. 30 Last night's storm did considerable damage in this section. STORM MOVING WESTWARD. New York, Sept. 30. Mariners were anxious to learn If it would be advisable for them to leave port to-day, and many shipping masters called upon the weather bureau. In each cast local forecaster Dunn replied to Inquiries that vessels might leave port in safety as the storm which struck this city last night had passed off to the Lake regions. The temperature this morning wos W degrees. The storm lasted until sunrise this morning, and did much damage throughout the South. All di rect communication between this city and Washington by wire was shut off. Western Union poles and wires were blown down in almost every city along the coast. It was not until noon to day that. any telegraphic communication was established between New York and washing-ton. The capital was rearhed via Chicago and New Orleans. Throughout this State and up towards Maine the storm a!o did much damage to wires fco badly were the wires crippled that the weather bureau here dul not receive any rei".rtB from the stations in the Soutnern tattfS exert (ia!v!ton "and New or!f-an?. The storm centre this morning was over Mi. b:;ran. It ik-d from th t. U," Lake- r-sion ar. 1 J..ird a s-'.-r. 1 a:-:. ..-: h'.-r. o i , hn.e injp n Demands That Turkey Eclcaso an Armenian Refugee. ONE OF THE BANK BAIDERS H Fled for Safety to tha Belgian Legation and Will be' Protected 7rT All Raiders Sentenced to Death Mussulmans Convicted of Rioting n Given Fifteen Years' .Imprison- The, a n iharittesaACoastanttriople- oondemned to death all Armenians who took part in the Ottoman Bank riot Belgium had made a formal demand -upon the Porte for the release ot one oC ' the men. V;, . r , Constantinople, Sept 30. The govern, ment tribunal to-day sentenced ta fifteen years' imprisonment each a number of Mussulmans : who were convicted of taking part in the recent riots. These are the first rioters who have been' tried and found guilty since tha late massacres. The tribunal also passed sentence ot death upon all of the Armenians who are known or suspected of having takea part in the selsure of the Ottoman Bank. In this list Is included an Armenian who was surrendered by the Belgian le gation, with which he had taken refuge. uDon-oenditlon-that hajwould be re leased after he had been examined by the tribunal. The Belgian minister has sent a peremptory note to the ports, de manding the man's liberation. ITALIAN SQUADRON 1T SALONICX Salonlca. Sent. 30. The Italian squad ron of warships arrived here to-day, and It is announced that the Britten squadron will soon follow. rrT-Tzr BRIGANDS KILL AN . AUSTRIAN. Vienna. Sept SO, A band of brigands on the outskirts of the town of Seres, In Macedonia, recently kidnapped M., Olatkow, brother of the Austrian consul at that place, and also carried oft a Christian and three Turks. All five of the captives were ' murdered. Tho brigands demanded 5,0o0 ransom for M. Olatkow, and as the money was not forthcoming they killed him. THE, MOyEY'aLTS.' Call Money Firtoer-More Gold With drawn Silver Unchanged. )fj f New York, Sept. 30.-Call money was ; ., firmer under preparations for the October disbursements, with most of tho business at 4a6 per cent Time money , was easy at I per cent, with a currency' . note, but some business was reported : at 6 per cent with a gold note. Commercial paper was discounted at 7a7V -' -per cent for choice, and 8a9 per cent , for good namea-.----- Clearing house statement: Exchanges, - $80,i4,M3i balances, 38,089,117; sub- J treasury debit balance, $173,183. GOLD. - . . - Yesterday the sum. of i50,800 was). " withdrawn at New York. . .-IT. The Bank of British North America! V Is bringing 3100,000 gold from Canada to-day. -.--.--r- : The New York Life Insurance Co. has on board the steamer Teutonio 3250,000 gold. . - . .a-.-V .- SILVER. ' y " ' Commercial bar sliver was unchanged to-day at 30 6-led. per ounce in London . and 65a5 cents here! T Mexican dollars were nrra at eOVsa The Mercantile Safe Deposit co. noiaa 1,315,458 ounces of silver bullion, against which 1,315 certificates are outstanding.. The steamer Normannla. sailing to- . morrow, will take 228.000 ounces of sll- J Ver and 20,000 Mexican-dollars, shlppedL, f . - .. .. i i . , . ana ' oy tieiaeiDacn, icaeineimer vo., 000, and ZImmermann & Forshay, 20,000 Mexican dollars. Pennsylvania's Easy Victory. . - Philadelphia, Sept 30-Pennsy Ivanla. played Its second foot ball game of tha season this afternoon and easily defeated the Gettysburg (Pa.) State College team by the score of 32 to 0. Fair and Cooler This Afternoon. ;. Washington, Sept 30. Forecast fon Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair,' preceded by local showers in the interior in the morning; slightly cooler; westerly wtnda The barometer has risen rapidly during the day In the Upper Lake region and has fallen in the St. Lawrence valley and New England, also In the Northwest It is wsrmer in the Central valleys and at Rocky Mountain stations and cooler In the Lower Lake region. Partly cloudy weather, with local showers will prevail In the Lower Lake region and In the northern portions of the Middle Atlantic and New England States. ITEMS OF INTEREST. ' The Broadway will sell on Friday an Invoice of fine perfumery. 7 Sale of $1.25 and $1.50 Shoes at Q. Friday Is the day, and Weltsenkorns the place. These sales scarcely need any tnore advertising. The hundred oC people who weekly patronise us on Friday have advertised our bargains bet- ' ter than any newspaper. We draw tba crowds because the shoes we offer at 8c. are not ordinary 88c. shoes, but shoes of undoubted $1.25. $1.50, and sometimes even higher values. This Friday among our offerings are a-lot of A and B width Oxfords of fine quality and $2.50 and $3 value. They will be 9c. Friday. Also all shoes for men, women and children that are usually, $1.50 will be 8c. f .. In our boys' Clothing department double seat and double knee short pant " 25c., which Is half price, and a new lot of $U9 suits that are $2 value. Special prices on all boys' suits. 1-2 Weltxenkorna Lazarus & Co., 11 West Jffarket t., Leaders of fashion, are the reliaM dealers In fine millinery. The store U: i t handles a little of - everything is r t posted on exclusive styles, to pet the-correct thing In hats or bonnets y x must go where they understand t' . ? the face. It takes ladies of experlcc to do this. Sterling Silver Knot Rings Only 15a each. Call and see them I- fore they are all gone, V. O. Llaco. j West Market street , ;;,. A practical optician, graduate of two ortlcal college; -work guarar.t.- . Tries low. Titus, ths o;t;"'an, 4; South Main street t,th.-...T T-tat Cli E.-.v.r.i C Leaver.wort.-.. 1:3 I " ' ? f On IV. t:.: J r, a m r t

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