The Houston Post from Houston, Texas on August 18, 1915 · Page 9
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The Houston Post from Houston, Texas · Page 9

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Wednesday, August 18, 1915
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' v. .-i ft :r;x' ;'. v ':'v:; -;VVf ? -; ' :;y;?' vf: HOUSTON' DAILY POST: WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1915:' f r f ir TI HOMES IN SOUTH HOUSTON ff U SWEPT. AWAY BY STORM U I Much Suffering and Great Damage Business as Usual Cauied by Hurrioane Many Spent Night on Prairie. X ' ' ':'' ..-.,.-. .. ' '. - r r v r L'. il'l EAEDY TO LAY De Can Ship Any Quantity Immediately Mail, Wire or Telephone Your Orders to IB msm ROOFING DIUISIOH, IIOUSTO.., TEXAS Thousand of dollars worth of prop- rty In home and publlo buildings were deitroyed at South Houston earl Tuesday morning by the alarm and a large amount of suffering was endured by men, women and children, whose homei were wept from over their head, making it necessary for them to pasi the night I on the prairie from knee to waist deep In water, according to Mr. and Xra. J. M. Johnson, who arrived in Houeton Tuesday. The pretty five-room cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson was entirely swept away. They, with about 16 other people, spent the night at the Interurbaa Railway station. Nearly every home, with some exceptions, at South Houston, tbev stated, had been damaged and many of them had been destroyed beyond hope of re pair. The $7000 public school building and J. C. McDearnor's sanitarium were de stroyed. The patients in the sanitarium had prevloukiy been removed to tne inter-urban station. The roof wan blown off and the second story partly destroyed of the South Houston hotel. Uartlett's drug store was damaged and his garage ana machine and repair shop demolished. The Chanel of the Harris county school for boya was partly wrecked, and the Kitchen ana a portion ot me casement damaged. The home of 1. E. Owens, marshal of South Houston, was damaged ana his garage ruined. The roof was carried off of the recently completed home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Friedman. Mr. and Mrs. Friedman and their children came to Houston Monday as a precaution against the storm and found it necessary to spend the night in Mr. Friedman's office because all hotel reservation had been taken. Many families occupying acreage nomes on the west side or the railroad track found It necessary to pass the night on the prairie. Among those suffering this extreme hardship, Mr. Johnson said, were Mr. and Mrs. Jennings. After their home had been blown away they saved their live by holding to the framework of a pump until daylight. The wind was so severe that it tore much of their cloth' inc from them and when they reached South Houston Tuesdsy morning they were suffering from extreme exposure and exhaustion. Mr. and Mrs. Newman and their ehll dren and their niece and her Infant spent the latter part of the night In the water on the prairie. Mr. Newman arrived at South Houston about daybreak in an exhausted and fainting condition and announced their plight. A wagon was sent for them and they were brought to South Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Parker and their children also experienced the night oil the prairie. Other owners of acreage homes that were damaged Included Messrs. Stevens, Crawford, Terry, Lang' ler and Zorn. THREE PERSONS INJURED - IN MONDAY NIGHT STORM "7 Travis and Capitol, Through to Main Street THE STORM CAUSED THE THIRD '." 'f LOWEST READING OF BAROMETER Figures Dropped to .27 Inch Below the Lowest Barometric Reading Recorded at Galveston., Dropping .17 Inch below the lowest bar ometric reading recorded at Galveston during the storm of September I, 1900, and regeatering the third lowest bar ometric reading ever known to haVe been taken anywhere, the trough of the storm of Monday night passed Houston almost exactly at 4:25 o'clock Tuesday morning with a wind velocity of 110 miles per hour, sustained for an entire minute. During that minute It Is Impossible to conjecture the maximum velocity that may have been attained for any series of consecutive second. The maximum wind velocity at and near 5 o'clock for five consecutive minutes was SO miles, occurring at the time of the passage of the axis of the storm center. The behavior of the barometer at Houston and the action of the wind as to veering as the storm center passed, ' In dicated that It passed to the south of Houston and presumably In a slightly northwesterly direction. Without records from other points, however, It is Impossible to determine the direction of the path of the storm. The storm approacnea Houston witn ,jt the wind sharply In the north, first no- I ticed early Sunday morning. As tha storm center paused, the wind was In the north and northeast, veering to northeast and east and then to cast southeast In ' rapid order. By 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the wind was blowing directly from the south. An almost even temperature of 74 degrees prevailed through the greater pat ' of the period of passage of the storm. Absence of marked electrical disturbance and the presence of copious to excessive rain characterised both the, approach and departure of the storm cen- ter. The other remarkable characteristic were the extended duration of the. period , of high to violent winds and abnormally, low atmospheric pressure, making the storm one of the most severely trying upon those who anxiously watched it through the nl&ht. From 11 o'clock to midnight Monday, the period of greatest Intensity of rainfall, the precipitation amounted to 1.3 Inch. The total rainfall occurring In the , 12 hours ending at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning amounted to 6. 52 inches. Up to 7 o'clock Monday afternoon .8 Inch r had fallen and from 7 o'clock Tuesday morning until noon Tuesday, the rain- , fall amounted to .43 Inch, making a total of Inches from noon Monday until . noon Tuesday. SOME OF THE SCENES AND INCIDENTS OF THE STORM 3E STEAMER SENT TO GALVESTON TO ASCERTAIN CONDITIONS Relief Meeting Called by Mayor Campbell to Find Out Extent of Damage at Gulf City Aid Will Be Tendered If Needed. Anxious to ascertain the extent of damage iq Galveston rom the storm and to render aid, If needed, at the earliest possible moment, several hundred representative oitisens, at the call of Mayor Campbell, met at the city auditorium at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Less than three hours later a boat, with a special committee aboard, was on its way down the ship channel on a mission of mercy. At the same meeting, ottiuial action was taken Indefinitely postponing the celebration planned in honor of the .opening of the port ot Houston to the commerce of the world, August 18. This was due to disturbed conditions on ai count of the storm and out of respect for a, sister city In distress. Mayor Campbell called the meeting to order and after stating the object briefly, a motion was made by Captain 8. Taliaferro that the mayor be made chairman. This was done. Taking the platform Mr. Campbell announced that Captain Lawrence of the stear "hip New Orleans had tendered him the use of the ship If he desired to make use of it In carrying a party to Oalveston to Investigate the damage by the storm and to see what could be done for the relief of the people, if needed. He asked that an expression be given on the matter. Joe Wolters made a motion that a committee be appointed to confer with Captain Lawrence with a view to making the trip as soon as It would be safe to navigate the channel. He said that reports from the bay indicated that the condition was serious and that if Galveston had fared as badly as these would lead one to believe the situation was even more serious than In 1900. He suggested that immediate action be taken. He thought some one should go to Galveston at once. Captain Taliaferro suggested that the return of some of the men sent out by newspapers be awaited to learn conditions before the boat be sent, so that whatever supplies are needed in the gulf city could be taken down on the first trip. Desiring quick action the motion asking for a committee was adopted, and three men, Jake Wolters. Captain Dallas Matthews and Captain Taliaferro, were named by Mayor Campbell to confer with Captain Lawrence of the New Orleans. These -three gentlemen, the mayor explained, might select any others thev might wish to accompany them. It was about 2:46 when the members of the committee left the hall. At 4:30 they started down the channel for Galveston. When the committee of three had been named and the men had left the hall Mayor Campbell brought up the matter of the celebration that has been planned marking the arrival of the freighter Sa-tllla and the inauguration of the port, Thursday. In view of conditions it was thought wise to change the celebration com-Ittee into one of relief for storm suf-fers in Houston and vicinity and indefinitely postpone the celebration. In taking up the matter of donations, it was first suggested that contributions be made to the Houston Foundalon, and that this organization handle the supplying ot relief. Mayor Campbell said that the foundation force at present was small, and that there was sufficient to do with the regular run of relief work without adding to It. C. J. Kirk, secretary of the Red Roosters, offered the services of this organization to handle donations and his offer was accepted. All contributions of clothing or supplies of any sort will be received at the city auditorium by E. ?. Morrlssey, manager. Money contributed will be paid to Mayor Campbell. The Roosters will see that the goods are properly distributed. RICE HOTEL GAVE SHELTER TO MANY DURING THE STORM Coffee and Sandwiches Hade Long Niffht Vigil Pleasant for More Than 1000. There was a great run on ham and cm for the two dava the storm lasted Two Hurt at Hitchcock, Texas, and in ail the resuurants.' it is a peculiar New Orleans Man Was Cut by SVrl'aCSS PI in" no- fllase in Tvil Vnt I without even consulting the menu card Jflying UiaSS in iiOCai JlOtei. I, wnat there -eally is to eat. There was an egg famine In all ot the chop houses. Flues, parts of the roof and bricks of the wall down to the very window rim and ledge of Christ church on Fannin Several accidents, a number of which were due to the storm, were handled by Houston ambulance companies Tuesday. Miss Tilda Vukonlch. S years of age, of I . ...... ., hllt the llllLUlUUIVs C Ads), M MB UIUVTII agtiiiiBi LOOKING FOR WIFE. Oil Man From Sour Lake Fears She May Not Have Got Out of Galveston. George K. Anderson, an employe of the Producers' Oil company of Sour Lake, arrived In Houston Tuesday night in search of ts wife, who is supposed to have left Galveston Sunday but could not be found. According o Mr. Anderson, one life was lost in the storm that struck Sour I.ake. The oil fields were struck a heavy blow by the gale for only a very few derricks remain upright. rorc,i mum LIKE EVERY PATRIOTIC CITIZEN, WE DEPLORE THE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE SUFFERED BY OUR FELLOW CITIZENS AND SHALL RENDER OUR BEST SERVICE TO RELIEVE THE SITUATION WE HAVE SUFFERED ALSO BUT ARE PREPARED TO SERVE THE PUBLIC WITH QUALITY GROCER-IES AND PROVISIONS AT LOWEST PRICES. Many thousand. of people took refuse from the storm of Monday night in the Kice hotel. It was announced by the room clerk that more than BOO persons retired to their rooms comparatively early in the night. In spite of this fact an equal number. It is estimated. malned In the lobby on the ground floor and on the mezzanine floor. While It is assumed that few of those who retired to their rooms dared to give themselves up to sound sleep, it Is a certainty that there was not even so much as dozing among those in the hall, ways and lobby. The elevators ceased to operate about 2 o clock Tuesday morning ami aoout 4 o'clock when the storm had attained its maximum force, all lights went out. The management at once ordered candles lishted and placed about the lobby und In the hails. At 4:30 o'clock Manager Homer D. Matthews ami Assistant Manaiter Tom Code, who had Interested themselves dur-insr the entire night In making the guests comfortable, announced that hot coffee and rolls and sandwiches would be served free in the serving room of the banquet hall. At 6 o'clock a club breakfest was served at a nominal price. fence late Monday night while leaving her I home with her mother to take refuge from the storm in another dwelling. She suffered a broken leg. big central, stained glass memorial win dow stands untouched and solid as if a KMcrl svmbol. n another smaller churcn tne small nlaln rectangle at the bottom of a memo M. Kelemer, who preferred to remain of the v cut sm0oth)y out. leaving in tne nouse oiiss vuxonicn ana nerithe remainder or uie pane intact. mother left, suffered a broken arm when I window blew in. Both were brought! "Wuxtry! Wnxtr-!" 'yelled ' tha tow to Houston by train and taken to St I headed newsie as he hied with the gale Joseph's infirmary in Westheimer's am- down the street. "All about the big storm bulance. I Three hundred drowned! Read all about T Hf Xfannlnir a (ni.clln man nflit?" New Orleans, was badlv cut about thai 'Here. Kid," cauea a uorio, impormnv o..A i. -Hn a-inH.u, Kwiira in I ifink sv man wi tne Klce note! comer his room at the Bristol hotel during "Say," he continued as he anxiously the storm earlv Tuesday mornlna. I scanned the paper ne naa doubiu. Dazed and weak from the loss of blood I tnougnt you sam mere weie mrc U , . u,aa-,rApaH tha ala,,hr,na a n A nnti - I AreA II TO W tl P1 . Where VltLS It . fled the office. Westheimer's ambulance! "Sure there were," yelled the newsie him in tha Huniiut uniiirlun, mim! skidding off as he pocketed tne coin condition is not .serious. I "Three hundred helpless rats In an auto- Mrs. Herbert Williams, a middle-aged I mo one garage: Milam and Congress HECIE timMi Fhone Preston - Forty-three Year' Continuous, Satisfactory Service. HOTEL LOBBIES CROWDED WITH PEOPLE ALL NIGHT Guests, Residents Unable to Reach Their Homes, and Refugees From Oalveston Watched Storm. On the corner of Louisiana and Dallas near b ociock xuesaay a iter noon sluou a man. He gazed up the street and down and then walked Idly to and fro at the corner kicking at tne umos or taiien trees on the walk. Three minutes passed. The man unbuttoned his rain coat, turned down the eollar and looked up and down the street again. For another three minutes he slowly buttoned up his coat again. Say, he tlmiaiy nanea a passemy as he again scanned Louisiana, "I don't believe any cars are running out this line, -a lh.i'" 1 One of the sights was to see the grown men who gravely waaea aumg witn meir pants tucked up above their knees and carrying their shoes in one hand and a bundle in another, while the long rain coat which they wore flapped about their legs and somewhat Impeded their prog- This Is Report Brought In From ally is, to the suburbs. The men simply had to keei on wading until they found a woman living at 11 Buffalo street, was severely truien when she stepped in rent of a motorcycle ridden by H. H Hickman of 30(i Preston avenue at San Jaclntu and I'rairie late Tuesday after noon. In attempting to dodge Mrs. Wil liams. Hickman turned his motorcycle into the curb, spraining his right foot and smas line the machine. Both were taken to their homes in the Houston Undertaking company's am bulance. Miss Clara Hamlin, whose address Is Unknown, was hit by a motorcycle at Main and Preston Tuesday morning and taken to .St. Joseph's infirmary in the Houston undertaking c-omiany s am bulance. Her condition is not believed to be serious. Bhe is 20 years old. latest dance steps, thereby entangling his . driver In the lines, and the two came down in conrt with a crashing ere cendo. .. , The second darkey sat complacently ; through the commotion. Then every, white tooth showed In a joyous grin. "Oh, don' yo' go to so much trouble Just tor that," he protested gently; "I -.; didn't expects yo' to entertain my hoss." , . t w7 - Among the trees that covered many v, sidewalks Is a mighty oak torn by its roots from the walk In front of August Bering's home on Louisiana street. The ' monster tree Is nearly 50 feet In height and S 1-2 feet In diameter at the bot torn and many of Its big limbs lie across the walk and far out In the street, torn and twisted from the huge trunk. ' Sixty years ago this tree was planted with many otH.-T-Umgthe front- block: of the Bering riS;'-:; i, and grew to a giant in a row with 'Hi, ;ers of equal size. Some of its companioiTjkdied in infancy, others gave their lives uselessly to pre- ' long the existence of parasltio growths, and still others have like this one been . suffered to die to afford sport to bols- terous winds. It Is the last of the row, to go and It is sincerely mourned. ' . At a cottage on Austin street a big . tree is lying over the fence and walk V and part of the yard, Its limbs weighted down with thousands of half ripe per. ' v Simmons. ; : STILL ALARMS CALLED OUT FIRE FIGHTERS INTO RAIN OIL DERRICKS ARE DOWN ALL OYER HUMBLE FIELD Scores of guests at the hotels and numerous other persons, some residents of Houston who were unable to reach home, and refugees from Galveston, spent the night in the lobbies waiting the result of the storm. Many who were unable to engage rooms were permitted the privilege of sleeping in the lobby chairs. Others. among them many women watched the progress of the storm from the entrance ways and under the portico. Among the group were those who sat in little knots In good natured humor while others asked anxiously for the latest news from Galveston where they have relatives und friends. The word that nothing had neen neard from the Island City since late In tha afternoon only added to speculation as to Its fate. That District Tuesday Morning. Bayous Out of Banks. MOVED FROM SHAKY HOUSE AND WAS KILLED SOON AFTER I friend with a machine or a Jitney. Thev did It with much grace, every I thing considered, and made the best of it. But when It came to returning home Damage to the rigging in the Humble I in the same manner they balked. oil field is said to have been heavy Mon- , day night. Derricks have collapsed all over I A smart aleck walked sprightly down the district, SO per cent of them being re- Ithe Itlce walk toward Travis. His Palm ported down. A number of houses were Beach was faultless even to the creases blown over or bady damaged. The rain over the knee. His Panama was set was heavy, 'the bayous being out their Jauntily on the side of his head and his hanks. " I mouth was spread in a full grin at the E. C. Ketner. who drives an automo- --ji.mat nf lh. rtarkv and his horse ll M tiiul.,ii nnrf IhiothL n, . I I " " " a trip Tuesday morning. He was Ifi Hum ble shout u ociock. ucscrimng condl lions in that vicinity, Mr. Ketner said: The w ind dousn t seem to have been as severe in the Humble district as in some other sections, although consider able damage waa done- Several houses are down, und trees were broken off or stripped of their foliage. Ureeit and Hall bayou were out of their banks Live Wires Falling on Building! Caused Most of Alarms and Keep Men Busy. "Oh. Bambo." he called as he reached the edge of the sidewalk and raised his gold -headed umbrella, how are the mla-htv fallen A merry gust oi wina saw ana under stood. Smarty's parasol gave one heave that brdke every rib in its ftody, then sought to soar away to lands unknown Smi.riv'. shlnev shod feet made a des ner.ta attempt to go along with it and The damage in the oil fields. I was his spotless Palm Beach wiped up Texas told, was heavy, sir. ioiy of the Texas line lengin oi me v-nruiiiim uniming company, rode Into town with me. lie Id that aoout " per cent ot the derricks were Hat, and that rigging was strewn nil over t;e neia. "Fa-a-al-len, "Ka-a-al-len"' Kirby Addition Man Tried to Escape Banger in Souse and Met Fate Under Falling Barn. Believing they would be safer In the barn than .In the house, which was trem bling under the heavy gale Tuesday morning. E. W. Hans, 17 years old, and members of his family, who' live In the Kirby addition, took refuge In the for mer. They were mere out a lew hours, however, when the barn collapsed, causing Internal injuries to Mr. Hans, from which he died at 11 o'clock. The body was brought ts the 8id Weathelmer un dertaking parlors and will be held pend ing word from relatives. i He is surived hy a widow, parents, Mr. and Mrs- Van Hans pt Perry's Landing: three sisters, Mrs. Katie Winn and Un M. Iiavidson of Houston and Mrs. 1.1 us fihanks of Wsrdan, and four brothers, E. M., G. and F. Hans oi Houston and K. .of Parry's Landing. . $100,000 DAMAGE TO THE PAVED ROADS OF COUNTY Heavy Rain Monday Night Ate Into Highways and Washed Away a Number of Bridges. echoed the merry wind. 'Hey, you', get yo' hoys oula dc m iln't sl . flat ain't mid die of de street, csln't ffrr Pt am t no place fo" him to take a nap, nohow. And likewise Ise done wet as a drowned rat now and don't care nothln' about takin no more of dls shower hath un's neeea sa y. say, cam t yo get imi noss up The speaker sat huddled up on the bench of a delivery wagon ears deep in a weather Daaten sucker ana caiiea in smothered shouts to the unfortunate whose horse had suddenly and inopportunely assumed a -devout attitude In the miditia of the Texas and Travis cross ing. The durkey addressed turned with The paved roads of Harris county have helpless ana in-oie.i. ..... .... euffered to the extent of approximately I "iioan yo' bother my hoss," he an-S1OO.0OO as the result of the heavy rain-Iswered. '"'He ain't meaning to take no fall of Monday night., ?aK. " ""V.i.".. Practically every road has been dam-1 "nnn I'll axcenchuate de song an ased. according to county Judge Ward, make It mo' intrestm to mm. repnea The damage In many Instances belni serious because of the washing away Of I yelled suddenly and vooiferously to his small bridges. town steed, "Whoa, I'se tellln' yo'!" But I'ntil repairs ran be made and bridges I though the "hose" In question made re-replaced, some of tha roads will not belpeated and earnest efforta to whoa, he open tor traffic. ' only succeeded la doing several of the . ' . .i alf dozen fire alarms called the fire men of the certla station out Into the s wind and rain storm which swept Hous- -ton- Tuesday morning;. Most of (he alarms calls which are answered by one piece of aparatus, and which come Into the station over the telephone. One of the impending fires on which they were called out threatened the old Southern Pacific freight depot. Lie wire haj been thrown onto the roof of the building by the storm. .JI others of the alarms were due to live wires which had been broken from their guys and ' throw n onto buildings or other inflamable materials. Fighting the fire in the high wind and . fighting the high wind to get to the flra was the firemen encountered. They L were out a large part of tho night, and " had extreme difficulty in making prog -ress to and from the fires owing to the slippery pavements, the wind and rain.'' None of the fires resulted .In more than a small blaze. , - To Put On Flesh And Increase Weight GOOD ADVICE FOR THIN PEOPLE. ' "I'd certainly give almost anything to . he able to gain a few pounds and stay that way,'' declare many thin men and '' women. Such a result is tisuaUy not Impossible despite past failures. Most thin i people are the victims of tnal-nutritlon, a l condition which prevents the fatty elements of food from being taken up by the blood as they are when the powers of '-nutrition are normal. Instead of getting into the blood much of the fat and flesh producing elements stay in tho intestines ' until they pass from the body as waste. To correct this condition and to produce " a healthy, normal amount of fat and : flesh making food elements must be so - t prepar?d In the digestive process that -the blood will 'accept and distribute them J throughout the boly. There Is a prepa ration called Sargol, which works on this , basis and which is sold hy nearly every rJ druggist on a positive guarantee of weight ' Increase or money pack, iiuinireos nave r . testified to weight increase from its use. Sararol does not of Itself make fa. but , Is simply a combination of ingredients of acknowledged merit thai, taken wlthv , meals seems to better enable the dlgestA , lve organs to separate the fattening ele-, -ments of the food and to prepare them .: In a form which the blood can readily absorb. Sargol conies In tablet form, la ; i. pleasant and easy to take und Its action ' is perfectly natural and harmless, Sargol- Is sold by A. K. Klesllng, 604 Main street, and drugslits eveiywhere who are " authorized to refund the full purchase), price if weight increase is not obtained. . " NOTK Sargol Is recommended only as a flesh builder and wh(le tl has pro-duced excellent results In eases of ner " vous Indigestion and general stomach dls-J order, care should be taken by those using it who do not want t0 lncraa weight. , .. :: .:.. iv.': . v. i - V

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