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ANXIETY IX NEW-YORIt MANY INTBRESTS AFFECTED BY GALVESTON DISASTER. IfEBCHAXTF PROMPTLT OFFER AID? SOFTHERNKRS EAGEREY WAITTXG FOR MORE PARTtOFLARS. The appalling calamlty which has befallen Galveston and neighboring towns in Texas ex rWi a great deal of sympathetio interest ln this rity, whlch is always qulck to respond to a!l app'~a'p for a!^ to aufferera hy flood. famine or other unforeseen disaster. The Merchants' AaavaclaXloti y,-st?-rd'ty aei < a telegram to the Governor of Texas and ih? Ifayor of Galveston asking lf a fund should be started here for the sufTere:? Abont 13,000 was subscribed for them by varloup cltlzens ln advance of an an Fwcr I business interests were, of course. af I y the newa This avawi seen most strlk Ir.ely oo the Cotton Exchange, where the staple advanct-d by leaps and Ix.unds upon reports that th*- arbote Texaa cotton crop had heen more or i(.cf peverely damaged. Ldverpool felt the panlo, ton. iind althooajb there was nc d"flnite newg of the exter.t of ^oss the bnlls took full advan tage of the donbt a: d sent quotatlona up to a point where all records sir-.e 1890 were broken. In marlne ciiclea ihe gravest fears were enter taine.i. for f'.urteen stHam vess*-ls have been reaohing Galveston since September 1. not of which has been noted as salllag again. Ownera antieipate big losses when all details are in. Marlne underwriters also feel uncomfortable over the prospeot. as the shipplng and carpoes in the fivep; harbor were pretty per.eraily Insured. Flre insuranoe cora panies will not be los.-rs by the storm, exeept euch as make a praettce of writing tornado risks as a side line. Not much of that kind of husl n.-tss is done. however. on the Gulf Coast. LocaJ ofhr-ia'.s of rallroada runnlnit into the devastpted distriet road the reports from Gal? veston wlth g'.oomy brnv.-s, but hoped they were exaggerated. Some trled to look on the oheer ful side. and said that re\ lctuailing the wrecked etoree and rebuilding the houses would make freight and transportation brisk when the watera subslded. Bar.kers. too, awalted de talled reporta of tn-* damage to crops and busl? ness houses with keen expectancy. The tele graph companles said they hoped to restore dl rect corr.munlcatior. by wlre with all polnts ln Texaa by to-day or to-morrow at least. and the local weather experta declared that there was no danger of the tornado ooming toward New York. Most dlstreBsing was the anxlety felt by the many Texans who are ln this city temporarily on business or plea.-ure Worried by thoughts of loss to their property and destruction to their homee. their fears were intensified a thousand fold by the probabtlity that loved ones had per lshed ln the floods. Hundreds of telegraph m.-s sages were sent by these harassed visitors to their homes ln Galveston or neighboring towns. but ln nearly all casea no replies were received. Many buyerp and agents for Texas business flrms started for the South at once. fllled with the direst forebodings. DAY OF SORROW A.\'D CARE. OAiVESTON MEN IN* THE CITY UNABLE TO GET NEWS FROM HOME. Yesterday was a terrlble day for the Galveston men who are ln the city buying their goods for the fall and wlnter trade. They were unnerved by rhe newspaper reports of the horror of tornado and flood. and were unable to get word about the safety of their famllles. They did not think about their financial losses. although most of them took lt for granted that their buslness interests were wlped out. or. at best. serlously lnjured. Every one hoped that his famlly and friends had eacaped. They made every effort to reach the 111 fated city hy telegraph. but the messages remalned unan ewered. whlle they read bulletins lncreaslng the number of dead and depreaslng the hopes of the buslness men, It was about noon that the flrst message from Galveston arrived. Leopold Fellman. of the Fell man Dry Goods Company, who maintalns an offlce at No. B Frankhn-st., received a telegram from hla partner, N. Grurnbach. It was dated Galveston, Sunday mornlr.g. and read: \:i family safe. House and store wrecked. Hun? dreds of lives lost. Assistance very much needed. Come out at once. This nniiegm was the flrst dlrect news of the dls aster which the littie Texas colony had received, and 1T was very de; resslng. Houston men feared the same storm had perhaps swept away their bueinees. for the newspaper reports were conflict ing. Then Herman Brown, who makes his head quarters at No. 35% Broadway. received a tele? gram that his store was safe and famlly unln Jured. Other Houston men received messages whlch . aaeed them to cease to worry, exeept for frlendb ln Galveston. A. Harris. of Dallas, Tex., received i.-ram from ftfax Grumbach. dated at 8an Anior. totd of the disaster and his In? to c-mmuni'-ate with Galveston. Grumbach lt that the reporta of 'he disaster were ex rated. K. D Garrett, who represer.ts K. Mandell & Co., drygooda ileaiVra at Galveston, was not at hla omee. No B Howard-et.. yesterday afternoon. jrd from Texas had been received at the offlce. A .. vTasner, arbo repreaenta Mlatrot Bros. & Co.. Gativestoi nith OiBcea at No. 177 Broadway. DOthlng from his firm. Mr. Mistrot has been of the gommer. and only returned home Ih^t av. ek WRECK OF STORE A BAD 8IGX. been advifed of the wreck Ing over the fact that hla ... s are safe. He had the largest :s ..t.,re it, Galveston. It is ln the centre of Ita most substantlal bulld rfia frl-'-nds cannot see how the bulldlng could -y think that his partner's tele gram nseana that the water broke into the store ar.d ru. locfe If the store build wrecked, Galveston people say that there la no bope f ,r tbe dty. lt adjoined the Tremont - me of the Oaest ln the Bouth Mr. Fellman believee that his message was eent from Vjr?-inia Point. which is the nearest tele e-rapb Btatton on the mainiand. It must have been . there by boat a- the bridgea connectlng Ith tbe mainiand have been washed atsay. The fttpettae and danger of sending mes ". this way probably arcount for the silence ? f the frfenda of other Texans who are now in :ty A. Hfirrls. ? merchant of Dallas, Tex., formerly llved ln Oalveaton, and ls much worrled over the ;>??- of his many frlenda there When seen by a Tribune reporter at his office. Xo K Franklin-st.. he said I *ear the worst for Galveston in thie trouble. If Pelunan e house and etore buildings are wrecked many others have undoubtedly suffere.d in a slmllar ?way. It is hard to say whai class 01 people were the wor;-' auffen i .,n<- would turn out to beJp those most ln danger, and douhile-s many lives have b.-en berotcally sacrlflced. There was valuable property .-verywhere about the clty. to 6ay nothlng of the expensiva water front Improve ments. and the loss will be terrlnc. Aa you know. Oalveaton has suffered from flood and tornado before, If the last 6torm had con tinued to in fury for a half hour longer everythlng would have l?een wiped out. When th? Dr. Lpn's PERPECT Tooth Powdei AN EUCAKT TOILET LUXURY. Used by people of refinement a** over a .^.urter of a century. JOHN SKAT.Y HOSt^-CAL. A BRIDGE TO THE MAEN'LANT). PTTY IIALT* MEDICAL DEPARTMEXT. UNIVERSITT <~>F TF.XAS. gay ar.d Gulf eome together there ls bound to he a disaster. Galveston will certainly be rebnilt. There Is no plav-e t.. which the town ould be moved, ln the Brst ;,. waj s will -:,,1 to make ? safe from future storm:- of thls kind. The clty is much better able to withstand disaster now than it was ten years ago. li i- :. city of rich men. who will be able to bulld up aft.-r disaster. Every railroad ;:: Texas haa a Galveston termlnal. If these terminals ire out the railroads will have to rebuild them. Tha great u: mtry from KansaB south demands it. Now that wheat nas s:i>rted that way the advantapes of the port have t.e.-r. firmly estab? lished. it was .: out twelve months ago t! movemer.: of wheat through Galveston reached its heisht. The railroads have Le.-n blockaded tlmes by thi which waa foreed upon them Galvest >n will alwayt bi b clty. for people wlll take thelr TWO MEN START FOR TEXAS. The news from Gah read In? terest in the hot,-; i nd Btarted many people burriedly for Texas. While then wen cornpara tlvely fea Texana at the big I every one was eager for detalls. Frederlck W. Hlchins. a cotton marchant, ol for home yesterday afternoon. Just before he s'-irf ed South h> . The news yet ls verj heard is appalling. 1 am Btunr.ed. 1 have wlred f<>r Informatlon aa to frlei course. no answerc I back, and I am starting risrht .>f*. Galveston was p. ullarly sus ceptible to ;? disaster of this kind We all knew ln a vague sort of a waj that i; was ai gl antlcipated and lookcd for some ttm< seemed actually to believe it would ever happen. The clty Is bardly t'-:i feet ahov< n Fevel. and once the water gets rnavs< 1 up along by a terriflc cyclone such as that storm must have been, there could only ie one result. and that was blown over houses and buildlngs, wlth a wall of water followim-. to drown those, wavea of water, that lt la a wonder this hasn't happened before. It ls :i beautiful a pros p rous one, but thl Is an awful bl i>,.~o the n hole truth COTTON CROP DAMAGED MOST J. R. Caryell, a real estate broker. of Galve is now staylng at the Astor House. ??'? telegraphed to relattves In that ? !'>? whi of the disaster, but r? ? reply. He famllv ? feared, had been among the victlms He thi I to nis brother-in-law. S. Elanna, presldent of the Bouth T< ? ' nk. ai II?? : r< ? Ived no ans ?? r. Mr. Caryell said to a Trlbunc rep< . ? : : t ..i ts. 1 :. . n A ;?lv. a*r>n for i thing that h.;s happened . . ? ? of Mexlco to * Pot ??'. tem; the and the Gulf, Col Bani . -1. ..f ? ? i ? ? ? .1 ii i Iccordlngly i .~r"ji !s oui of the way. Further nori believe the storm has also mage, The crop all over t::. i State h>is been what Is t.-rin.-.! ? .>ar that ls, a crop gooil tn ?om. HEAVY LOSSES TO SHIPPERS. WHOLESALE MERCHAXTS HAD SENT LARGE ORDERS TO THE STRICKEN PORT. In the ??'?' >1? ile dlstrlct yesterday the Galveston ? one tnlnst taik.d about. There scorea of G Iveston merchanta here laat two montha, and th> y have | aj> ondltlons ln merchanta I ?,...?? ln .- happy frama Mosl o( them re ? ? the T> x :b mer I tl . i ite . tr? have not ccma v. .s in.i. 1. talk ln th.- ? ?" helplng the unfortunates. All of the ? tndi theli par? K at ? ianid bow ? ln the r\{\ : ' COn 1 l >'i..irts from ? Galveston needed ' lt ls pi e that 1 .??-.? m I hi i ?? a meet : Gal ireati ti al tho time or the liv (I | M a Heath, who bandles Texas buslness for ; II B Claflln .?? Co.. of No. 224 Church-st . aald yea Iterday: Galveston ls the rlcbest clty ln '"? - bot lt ls SCENE ON THE WHARVES OF GALVESTON BEFORE THE DISASTER. caught ln the debrls. Aslde from great loss of llfe The loss to property must be enormous. I see that ,t is the resldeice seetion that ls hurt the worst. Th-ft waato be expeeted. but along the wharfs where the elevators and warehouses are a great deal of cotton and mcrchandise must have been stored, and T auppoae that this ls largely a total loss. j O. Cochrane, of Houston, was another who was summoned to Texas by the disaster. Mr. Cochrane was at the Imperial Hotel. He owns much property ln and around Galveston, and ls _ terested ln cotton. He had little to say. It was: f am lust golng down to see what can he done. It looksbftd-bad. We have no actual detalls yet but I think there will be plenty of help needed there. Wrlght Huntington, who ls interested ln the hotel buslness ln San Antonio, said at the Hoffmnn House yesterday: This 1- jjomething that mlght have been looked fnr 'Galveston had had indications from time to tlme as t./what mipht happen. Whl'.e this storm was of unusual fury and strength, still it was somethlng that mlght have been looked for. Some vears ago a little town called Indianola. over on the Texas coast was practically wlped out the same wav and several hundred people were drowned. Gal ve='on ls so low, with so little protectlon from tbe fury of a storm oft tho coast and lnrolllng and poor ln others. All of our Southern cotton ralsers are of the oplnion thi-t tlu- crop this year is not so jrreat as that of lasr year. which was eon s-KlPr^d 'short." Hence a *till higher price for cotton may be expected than has been renllzed for manv vears. O'her s'aples, such as rice, wlll suffer also. Re ca'ise of the charncter of the storm, however, rice will not fare so badly as plants of taller stock. The wlnd bv blowing tn one dlrection and not wlth a clrcular "motlon has lald the grass down one way, so that lt can be h<.rvested by mowlng raa chines run in the opposlte dtrecMon. There are manv small towns along the rallroads runnlng Into Galveston whieh may hnve been en tlrelv annihilated. Among these I would mention La Porte, Seabrook, North Galveston and Texas Clty on the Galveston. Houston and La Porto Rallroad: Point, Highland. Dlcklnson, Reed's Clty and Harrlsburg. on the Galveston, Houston and Henderson. and Hltchcock. Alta Ix>ma. Arcadla. Alvan and Pearland. on the Banta Fe Rallroad. TO BE VOS-SECTAJUAS HEREAFTER. Mlddletown. X. Y.. Sept. in.?The Rev. Frank Arthur Heath. who has been patsor of the Flrst Baptlst Church here for the last seven years. has reslgned. and wlll become pastor of the non-sec tarlan church here. He says that he believes the Church of the next oentnry will he non-sectarlan and that denominatlonal llnes will be obllierated mostlv retlred wealth. People from Xew-York State and the North flock to this clty when they have acquired a fortune and make their homes here. So it is in Galveston. Rich ranchers and cotton growers from all parts of Texas have aet tled there and built fine homes Xew-York busl? ness men will undoubtediy suffc-r lf the disast. r ls as bad as newspaper accounts say. Busme-s will be at a stan-istlll for a tlme. Galveston spends a large amount ln this clty every year. and a great deal of goods for interior points is shlpped that way The loss will fal! heavtty upon tha buslness men. Most of them wlll not have insurance policies coverlmr a !ofs of this kind. Cntesa their poll ies , cyclona clauses they will have to stand their own'losses. The clty is built on an lsiand. \\ e would call lt a big sandhar up In this country. It is about thirty miles long and from a mlle and a half to three miles in width. It is only a few feet above the -ea level. In spite of all these dlsadvantages lt is the only port on the Texas coast. The city wlll certainlv be rebullt. for there is no place to move to. The result of the disaster may change Galveston from a residence centre to a Dort of entrv. I do nor believe that the Southern Pa-ln tr;.n'sfer from Xew-Orleans to Galveston wlll be affecti George _. Putnam. of Sweetser. Pembrook _ Co.. Xo 37? Broadway. said yesterday afternoon to a Tribune reporter: Galveston is the metropolis of Texas and is of importance to Xew-York as a point of trans-ship ment to interior points ln Texas. Most of the frelgrrt ls shlpped by water from this city to Gal ia turned over tc the Texas rall -.- men will depend on the amounl of freight tbat on the wharves awalting shlpment. There sraa nrobabH a large quantlty, as shlpments to Texaa have been at their for several weeks. Much of this losa wtll fall "ti the insurance companies. There seems to be no douhl that the disaster ls ol a \ery - nature. I hear.i of a Galveston barker r.ow it! this clty who rr.-elvd a te'.-- eram thli ir.nrn itlng that there w.^re three feet of water in his house A. M. Loeh. who has oharse of the Texas busi? ness of Teft, Weller Bk Co.. Xo. 32$ Broadway. said yesterday regardlng Galvestoa trade conditions: Galveston merchanta have ordered abetjl the !:c..iint of goods for the fall ar I wlnter ".rade. They ai I r their conservatlsm and never ". t ol them are i:. Rne rlnan clal conditi. n, ,md thta disaster will r.ot ?. their stretigth. Frora what I itr.o'v of their conditi .11 will pu'.l throush. There ? .- n( no Ga'vi aton, but xh'- retail ompate favorably . of much larger citlea. They have a ln flne drygcods, rumlshlngs, clothtng hoes. It is a place of more than ordmary wealth, .>::<! tne trads mna to Une Ko-ids. They ? ? suburban or ? >ui try trade ?.> sp-^ak of. and He cheaper ara l< - of goods to any ex -,,r The Interestj centred there are too Urge ta permlt removal .'th and atablllty of the clty wlll bring l rebmjdfavg. James H. Dunham A Co., of Xo 340 Broadertvy. re - the usual amounl of Galveston business 'his year, and believe that the majorlty of the m.-r chants are tn good nnancial shape. They conasder stot "s prosp? ets verj I John F. Hemenway, of Smlth, & Hemenway. Xo. -"-'? Broadway, said yesterday regardlng the hardware trade In Galveston: Our Southern representattve visited Qatveatoa Bth asr;>. and from the buslness whlch he pl .'.1 the clty have beei perous. ?[?, , eneral hardware trade haa received large orders ind th. financial condltlon of the various rtrms'is good Garvestoi supplies most of Texas ?ir.d Vew-Mexico wlth hardware, or, at least, it ls d through that port. The Texas hardware merchants do not make a pi - to the Clty to buy. and 1 have seen but few of thtm thta year A mkspage hard to exi'Lain . ?,-, number of Texas and other Southern min, have asents in this clty at Xo. 22 Hcward ThetM teles^ama tc the'i home nfflces every couple oi hours yeBter*ay, mH received no repltes. F. Brumbach, of the flrtn of Brurr bacfa & Fellmann, of Galveston. received the fol? lowing message from his partrer: Store and house wrecked; all famlly safe: come ? medl itelj Th.- agenta ln Howard-at., which b Mr. Brum bach-s headuuartera wl la not understand how the message from Mr. Fell? mann got out of Galveston. Il may havo been sent from some neighbortng point or fr..m Gal? veston ltself bafota all the wires were down. he lng delayed ln transmlss.on Mr Brumbach could not account for the message, but doea nor doubt that it ts genulne. M. Helneman, of Xo. 2M Church-st . a dealer and broker ln cotton pnnts end an agent for a Gal? veston mi'.l. said yesterday: Galveston ls a grea: town for the mar.ufacture of dr'lls and sheetinr. but I do not think it ls aa important as some other Southern towns. Most of the products of tta mllla are brought to New York where thev pass into the hands of lmport era The volume oi us buslness, however, is com paratlvi 'nl fr ,ni ,hp tcwn elther slnce the storm began " '" al'r"r COOTON EdARKET NOT MUCH AFFBCTSZX Mr. Helneman was asked whether he thought the disaster would sheok the cotton market to any conaiderable axtant so far as prtnts were con ct-rned. He repiied: Xo, I tio not, for the s'.mpie reason that the de? mand for cotton would have kepl Us prlce up any hOW There has been .. decided change in the cot? ton market darlng the last ten days Thus. there have been purchases of mllllons of yarda ln Fall Rlver alone, which practlcally .-leans up the market of stock aoc is. The 38*x-tneli plain go da have mel with an advan i of one-fourth ol a yard withln the inst thr- ud there la stiil a very aetlve demand Conslderlng the present etock of cotton and the great advance. a Still ? ther advance ls looked for It ts generally under stood that the Fail River syndicate bas told tha printers that prices will not be any hlgher thls year. unless a demand brir.;,s it about. The atocks held by eonverters are nev: very large, and aa a result I think that. as I have already said. there will be an actlve demand. XEW-YORK GAPITAL IXVESTED. A member of the firm af Mistrot Brothers. of No. *fi7 Broadway. said: I h&/e not heard from Galveston. and so I do not know just how much our flrm personally has suffered. I do nor doubt that the damage that has been done ls enorra,,.:.- X w-Yorkers are likely to be among the heavy los He, besides the railroad and shipping mterests. there are dozens upon dozens of businets houses in which Xew lork mon.y -,s invested. Galveston has been called the richeat city in the world for its sixe. The resi dence seetion is quite handsome, containing several houses that cost over a half million do'lars aplece. f tt ls true that the tldal wave completelv sub merged the town. the damage car- easilv be im agined. The husiness seetion of the town eovers from twelve to Ofteen blocks and is very closely built?just the proper condltlons for havoc. Then. too. th? town b aa Bal ,.s . floor. There is not more than four feet difference between the hlghest and lowest parts of the place There is not. there for. any dratnage. Th- tely to remain In the town for a long tlme. Clearing up the debria will not he a mere matr.- of I. ttlng 'he water sub and draln off naturally. but .> will be a ques? tion, ard a very sertous and dlfficult question at that. of pumrs aad the llke. Four trestla brldges. each more than slx tnl'.es lona. oonnect the town -v'th 'ce mr-'ari 1: is possible that these brldges have been destroyed, as thev would offer only a feebie reslstaace to any strong current of water oprosed to Mfm. The Gulf storms. of which the Galveston one Is an exarrap>. are always unus ial!v severe at thla tlme of the year. On August 31. !*??. tourteea years aeo. Charleston. S. C? was Inundated by a Mdal wave. and hundreds of houses and lives wsro lost ln the accompanv Ing earthquake. A buyer. speaklng of the storm yesterday. said: I wonder that anythinsr er-aped at all. Galveston ls completely exposed. fts sp'.endid beach of almost thirtv miles is ptracttcally unprorected. When all ls told it may he found that the frlghtful results of this storm wli! etfual those ,-? rhe one at Charles ton. BIG GROWTH AXD EXTERPRISE. W. S. Morgan. a commercial traveller of Atlanta. Ga.. who ls now at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. was ia Galveston But a short time before the hurricane reached the coast. In speaklng of the reported disaster yesterday he said Although ifvlng now ir Atlanta. I have been so of? ten ln Galveston and that part of Texas that I have eome to think of it as my home. What Impreasea one most there is the ctty's tremendous growth and the great enterorlse of Its inhabltanta. Tho bulldlng of the two jettles? which have been eon structed seven miles seaward. one from the end of the Island on which Galveston Is sltuated and the other from the polnt of land opposlte. thus openlng up a deep sea channel of nearly thlrty feet?has been acoompltshed bv the untlrlng efforts of the peop'.e. To be sure. Government funda hav? partly met the exrense but more than 1286.000 was ralsed by the stftsens and the railroads having termlnals there. The commerce of wlth South and Cert-a^ America has increased steadtlv. especiallv -euce the Spanish-Americaa war. The dock faclltt'es have been enlarged. par ticular'.y for the cotton export trade and the lm portatlon of Southern frui's. Large and handsomo hotels have been built a;or.* the southern boun dary. Among them ls the Beach Hotel, whlcb cc.r.tains ihirteen huti^.fr' rooms Thls part of the> clty is reported to have received the chlef brunt of the hurricane and thus the destruction of thw hotel distrlct ls more than probable. One natural proteetlon to the clty from such storms is the long. shelvlng beach on the soutbk slde of th? island Thls beach descends bv exceedingly easy gradt ents Acenrdlngly. heavv hlHows coming ln towardl the land drag on rhe bottom some dlstance frora shore and lose thelr force before reaching the? higher level RAILROAD LOSSES UNKNOWN. ONLY OXH THSPATCH FROM THE SCENB OF DISASTER?EAGERXESS TO REST'ME TRAFFIC. Excepting ln one case. offldals of the railroads which run into Galveston had received no informa tton up to the tlme of closlng the offlces ln thls city yesterday as to the damage whlcb they had suffered by the storm. The fallure to receive news was attrtbuted to the general brealcing down of wirea and the deslre of the Southern offldals to ascertain to some approxlmate degree the extent of the devastatlon. I'ntii they cbtain some knowl edge upon which they ean base estimates tha offl? elals say lt ls impoaeleie for them even to begtn to compute the amount of the pecuniary loss or to form ar.y iiea as to when ra'.Troad communlcatlon lestaraA Inqulrles as to the points to which the railroads arera ls sorktas order were alsu met wlth the re spo-ise by :he offlelals that. d= they were wlthout taf??rtMtlon. they were to lrnpart any. They ?a-d thal ur.doubte.Ug-tha, railroads were raaktng -ver; effOrt to raacl the st-ieken clty. and that letief rra'.r.s would he sent at the earllest posslbla moment. They polnted out that the greatest ob stacle to he overcome would be the iack of trans ? portattoa treaa Galaastiwi to the mainiand. It was ? I. however. that arrangements would b<a made ;o Institute a system of communlcatlon wlth the ishir.d by water. lf it could not be accomplished by rall. ar.d by that meins ser.d !r. supplles or tako out the peop'.e who wished to leave the clty. A telegram Trorn Houston was received at tho offlces of tba Ir.ternational and Great Xorthern Railroad. The dispatch said that the company's etwsen Falestine and Houston and between Palestine and Tayl >r were b'ocked, and tnat all wires were down. Th^> statlon at Willla. which is feet** miles north of Galveston, had been sn roofed. while the frelght sheda at Houston had been blown .n. Xo other details were sent. CHARLE3 H TWEED HA3 XO NEW1 <"har':es H. Tweed. second vice-president and gen? eral counsel for the Southern Paciflc Railroad. said yesterday afternoon that no intlmation had aa yet reached here of the amount of tht damage whlcb had been inflicted upon his company. Until bo heard from the Texas offlelals he aald tbe only kr.owledge he possessed of the, deatructlve eHecta of the storm was that which he had gathered frora the aewsnaper lepuit* ?I am tacttned to think." he said. "that the rall '? roads have not suffered so greatly as would aeem , appatenl from the news wmeh has so far eome ? from Galveston The storm seems to have wreaked I it.- greatest ruin upon the East End. or residentlal j part of the ciiy. but. of eourse. at present lt la rm any Me-a of the wreck that tba hurrattUH haa left bshind :t." At the local offlces of tne Galveston. Harrisburg ? a.-.d Sar. Sntonto, the Mlssourl. Kansas and Texas. I the Texas ar.d Pactflc ar.d the Galveston. Houston anc Her.derson no word o* any kind from the ter ritory over which th? storm passed had been re*? ceHed. RAILWAt 3TATIOX A REFTTGE. At the office o: the Gulf. Colorado and Santa Fa RailroaU So 37: Broadway. the following state? ment was n,.ide about Gaiveston: We have property ::>. the city to the amount of aoreething like $3,*?,000. (>ur depot. the most sub - s; JCiV'.OOO It ts four high. brtck, w::h stone ar.d cement founda Dot injured. for the bes saj that ;? tpU so-j^r; refuge thera. Our -ton is over a mile That undoubtedlj was injured. hjft probably t-. r.ot mor? extent of $l'>J*oo, for tho wa > doubtless the enly nftrt of it de . in the dty. rty s in sldings. with none at all water front The Mailory Lane does our shippi::-: is th M irgan does that of the Southern ? Our los? will ire small and .'lue almost entlrely to lr.jarv to loaded cara There were some two hun m in the yards. Twelve V W#? ar?? no^ displaying our La*est Autumn Importations of choice FRENCH, ENGLISH AND SCOTCH WILTON CARPETINGS in the most artistic effects. We have personalty supervised the designing of these patterns, ivhich are exclasboe to us, and therefore are not to be found elseivhere. As a high-class floor covering, these goods have long 6een accepted standards. Broadway * 19? Street

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