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HOUSTON DAILY POST: THURSDAY MORNING. !AUGUST 19," 1915. OVER 20 LOST MVES WHEN o evvriter VIRGINIA POINT HOTEL FELL Was Your Typ ged by the If-so we will "gladly loan any firm in this city as rnany late model Remington typewriters as they may peed to carry on their business, free ofall cost 'ami without any obligation" whatever) until such jimeas they can have their machines repaired or replaced, This offer is made to users of all makes of Typewriters; and there are no strings tied to" same. ThrillinsTale of Nteht Battle for Life in Swirling Water When structure Gave Way JNeath Buffeting Waters 1 old by Members of the Party Keaching Houston Wednesday. REMINGTON TYPEWRITER CO. ... , 0 inc. g 912 Franklin Avenue Phone Preston 1131 t THE AFTERMATH-EFFECTS OF STORM NOW BEING CLEARED Conditions in Business and Resi-( dence Section Being Restored . Through General Clean Tip. Wednesday was cleanup day after the atorm In Houston. The morning dawned i citlll cloudy, a light rain falling early, ac-i. coinpanled by slight wind, then Old Sol began peeping through the breaking clouds for the first time since the storm, '.indicating a Near day, as predicted by , ,tm weather bureau. v Tuesday had witnessed some little ef-r fort towards clearing the sidewalks and . middle o' tmn debris of signs, cornices, tin roofs and other accessories of buildings, but the .. excitement and shock of the storm could only express Itself In the people moving about the streets sightseeing, winding In and out anions the debris and discuss- .' lng the hurricane. . ', The people retired early Tuesday night, partly because the lights were 'out in i nearly every part of the city and partly because the night before had been a " wakeful one, and Wednesday dawned . with the pulse of the community more nearly normal and the work of removing ' the destruction in the streets was begun, I stores ventured to open up. and a better estimate was possible of the damage ' done tht business houses by the storm and of the repair ng that would be necessary. Clearinc of fallen trees and other t aftermath from the residence sections 'will be carried on steadily until all is i removed. Wagons were In use all day carrying - away the .broken glass and other debris. The streets filler" with people coining to their work and by 9:15 the sun was well up and shining over the drenched ehrth. the rifts of blue sky giving reassurance to the weary people. Gusts of wind would attack the trash piles, carrying papers high into the air as if in Jest, the ground began drying In spots and the atmosphere was as cool as a September morn. Traffic over the streets became normal and Houston got down to business again after the severest weather experience of its egtire existence. , MEMBERS OF THE ZOO FAMILY PANICKY AS STORM STRUCK Exciting Alligator Hunt Feature of Disturbance One Animal Is Still at Large. Havoc was wrought at the Zoological gardens by the storm, many of the cages and pens being- blown entirely away, allowing the various animals to get away. A fulf force of men were on hand In an ticipation of the storm, however, and practically all of the animals were cor ral eu and reinstalled In their places. A most exciting alligator hunt took place about dawn on Louisiana street and all but one of these suit case material animals were captured; It is still at large and any information would be appre ciated oy uie management, unty a lew of the smaller animals and birds perished, also a young buck belonging to R. M. Patterson, was killed by a falling tree. The dancing pavilion remained Intact, and -Manager M. W. Clarkson says tnat ne win De open and ready for busi ness Saturday night, when he will have a prize dance for the best Impersonation or tne popular movie character, Charles Chaplin. The H. O. P. Orchestra club dance, scheduled for tonight, is Indefi nitely postponed. Report From Pearland Dr. W. E. Long, a physician and re dent of Pearland, 14 miles south of Hous ton, reported all barns blown down and 15 houses wrecked in his vicinity, but no business houses. "No one was killed nor seriously hurt in or near our town," said Dr. Long, vt e had no overflow of water, but lots or wind, conditions are very good with us. X tale of thrtlHng night battle with death when a hotel at Virginia Point crashed down amid swirling waters with between 60 and 10 people within its walls was brought to Houston Wednesday afternoon by Rev. T. J. Sloan of Houston Height and Sheriff C, D. Kemp of Wharton. Foastbly 21 of those who sought refuge In the hotel' lost tbelr. lives; the others escaped escaped' to battle for their lives t gainst the fury of the elements at last to reach safety in the power plant at Virginia Point. Messrs. Sloan and Kemp were among the party who were aboard when the Interurban stalled on tba causeway amid a furious gale and sea. They were unable to accurately esti mate the number of persons who quit the interurban and sought safety In the hotel or the number at the hotel when the Interurban party arrived. They report that the bodies of a woman, a man, a youth and a negro boy were found today befope the party left the Virginia City power house, but these could not be identified, although supposedly from the hotel.' DR. JOHN HART MI88INQ. WOMAN LOST HER FAMILY. They were not acquainted with many of their fellow sufferers by name and unable to identify those who lost their lives when the hotel collapsed. Tbey re port, however that Dr. John Hart of Wharton who was with their party Is missing and presumably drowned while a Mrs. Stevens of Texas City lost her husband and two children. Mrs. Stevens who is crippled, managed to reach the power house. Her husband, they understand, was a government engineer at Texas City. Sheriff Kemp and others of the party on the interurban car were en route on the causeway toward the mainland end. All persons remained on board for about an hour, when it was deemed advisable to leave the car, which It was feared would blow Into the bay as It afterwards did. The motorman stuck to his car and may have been drowned, although hopes were entertained by members or the party that he is on the draw bridge in the center of the causeway which still stands. BUFFETED THEIR WAY TO THE HOTEL. The others of the party buffeted their way to the oblong hotel, which was crowded beyond its capacity but there tried to make themselves comfortable for the night. In the party were nine women, four of whom were saved. The gale became harder and harder and water began to make its way Into the hotel. Finally at about 3; 30 Tuesday morning the hotel began to give way be- rore the fury 01 tne elements. Tne persons Inside, apparently made their escape mainly from the windows and fought and drifted tbelr war to tne Santa Fe tracks. Sheriff Kemp told of how he and a young man be did jnot know were on the lower. floor when the crash came. They tried one or two doors and were unable to get out. but finally managed to escape through a window. TWO CLUNO TO WINDOW BLIND OUTSIDE. Together they duns to the outside of a window blind It swung to and fro in the raging water. They were beaten by the waves and crushed Into the side of the blind by driftwood. Finally jarred loose from his hold on the window, the sheriff fell into the water and, as he says, grabbed by 8 scantling and clung to it until ha reached the railroad right of way. 37 FOUND SAFETY IN SMALL POWER HOUSE. 'Thirty-seven ,of the party from the hotel managed to reach the right of way, where there was possibly a foot or two of water going over the tracks, and from there they managed to fight their way through the water to the little power house, a 14 by 20-foot structure, which was solid and withstood the power of the storm. Possible 10 feet of water surrounded the power house, but It stood, and there the1 party remained until Wednesday, when they were able In groups to make their way to Texas City junction wading and swimming along the trucks until they reached that point from whence they managed to make their way into Houston. From the power house they watched the wrecking of the Galveston causeway, and repert that all of that structure between the drawbridge In the center and the mainland side, except a possible 100 feet this side of the center bridge, and the bridge Itself has gone. This was due to the constant battering of the huge pile driver hurled by the storm against the causeway. The party also report a break in the other side of the causeway due to a steamer breaking through. SAW BUILDING BURN AT GALVESTON. Val Waggle of Houston and a party of 10 in his auto reached the marooned party at Virginia Point Tuesday. They left Mr. Waggle's machine at Texas City Junction and waded and swam their way to the power house. It was Waggle who brought Sheriff Kemp and Rev. Mr. Sloan back to Houston. . He reports that from the power house they saw a building burning in Galveston this morning and talked to a boy who I manacad with . two telegraph operators to make his way across the bay to the mainland today. The coy, wno resiueu at LaMarque, told him that the fire de stroyed the Belnshelmer building at Oal veston an two other buildings. 'SAYS ONLY SIX DEAD IN GALVESTON . The boy assert eVl that only six persons lost their lives in Galveston and that five of the dead were soldiers. Further encouragement as to the Galveston situ atlon was given the party In the power house by the fact that although many bales of cotton from, Galveston drifted ashore at Virginia Point, no bodies came over from Galveston, the only bodies washing ashore being members of the party which sou eh t refuse in the hotel. The boy declared that ten feet of water was In the business section of Galveston at' the height of the storm but that the cltlsens had sought safety in the second and upper storrles of the more substantial Duildlngs and that all the people had been brought In from the beach. The boy reported that part of one end of the Galves hotel was damaged but that no one was hurt there as far as could be ascertained. ' TWO LIFE 8AVERs" DRIFTED 28 MILES. The party at the power house before their rescue were augmented in numbers by two life savers, who were swept to the power house after their boat from St. Louis pass had capsized. There were 14 men In the boat and it is feared that only these two escaped. The second life saver to reach the power house was Captain -Kelly, an old pilot, who was in command of the lifeboat. He drifted Into the power house supported by his life preserver Wednesday, having been in the water 32 hours and having drifted 28 miles. He Bays he slept in his life preserver part of the time. The first life saver, whose name could not be learned. drifted to the power house supported by a life preserver Tuesday. He was from the same boat as Kelly. From the power bouse the occupants could see two steamers blown a half mile up on the shore between the Point and Texas City. Sheriff Kemp, Rev. Mr. Sloan and Dr. Hart were together en route Galveston when the Interurban stalled to attend the funeral of the wife of Taylor D. Kemp, the son of Sheriff Kemp, at Galveston. The sheriff's wife was with his son, and he fears for the safety of both. When Waggle, Kemp and his party reached Texas City Junction, they witnessed the startling sight of some SO horses plunging and swimming through the water from the direction of Texas City. Covered with oil and evidently maddened with the irritation and fear, they dashed awaj a if wild. These were evidently cavalry horses which escaped from the troopr at Vexas City. Corner Travis and Capitol, Through to Main Street Store Will Be Open All Day Thursday Because of Postponement of Deepwater Celebration Blanket Sale Continued Sale prices on Blankets, Comforts and Bedding advertised Sunday will be continued through the week. Everyone who has been prevented by weather conditions from attending this sale will be given every opportunity to make purchases at these remarkably low prices. New Black Velvet Hats -trimmed and rt rj f r Smart $2.95 Shapes trimmed and silk lined freet-wlth tomorrow only for THE new Tailored Sailors are shown with clever but simple trimmings. Those most fashionable are the bead sashes, metal butterflies and fur ornaments. The Shapes are of fine silk velvet in black, navy, purple, green and red always $2.95. The ornaments are our newest $1.00 novelties the trimming and lining are free. Munn's Millinery Dept. Main Street, Second Floor WAS BUFFETED BY WAVES AND DRIFTWOOD FOR HOURS Trio of Dallas Men Had Harrowing Experiences at Galveston Fig Butchered for Food. INDUSTRIAL CONCERNS HIT BY THE STORM IN HOUSTON Louisiana Farmer Drowned. (Houston Post Special.) JENNINGS, La., August 1. Wilbur Spencer, aged 49 years and a farmer re siding on the Lacasine bayou, was drowned yesterday In the canaL Damages Suffered by Number of Companies Residences Also Were Damaged. HAD EXCITING EXPERIENCES DURING STORM AT LAPORTE i Put on Bathing Suits So as Not to Be Hampered by Other Clothes. building One Big Fact Not Advertised is the 2y2 grains of a harmful drug in tne average cup of coffee. , Coffee roasters know that there is caffeine, a subtle, poisonous drug in coffee. But they dodge the issue arid talk about flavour. Proof 1 ies in that fact that some coffee concerns have tried, without much success, to rid coffee of its caffeine.' . Daily blows of this coffee-drug finally result for most people, in nervousness, headache, heart flutter or some other form of caffeine poisoninS. You may not think coffee hurts you, but to be sure, quit coffee ten days and use the pure food-drink POSTUM It is made of wheat and a bit of wholesome molasses. ' The tasty, Java-like flavour makes the change easy as well i as beneficial-i-and there's no drug or other harmful elemerft in Postum. ' . There are two forms of Postum : original lorni jmust De boned lac ar Postum thfe soluble form is made water, instantly 30c and 50c tins, about the Same for both kinds. sturn Cereal th i d 2c pkgs. Instant in tne cup with hot e cost per cud is "There's a Reason" fdrPostum Sold by Grocers everywhere. Following is a list of damaged property sustained by large Industrial concerns on East McKinney avenue and elsewhere, together with a numbervof residences that were damaged Southern. Lumber and Supply company IobI a shed blown down, on McKinney avenue. Carl Hirsch Junk company, blown down. Rusk avenue. Texas Welding and Gas Compressing company, building blown uown. aiciun ney avenue. No. 3312 McKinney avenue, a large two story residence, blown oft foundation. This is a vacant nouse. Houston Planing mill. McKinney ave mi, rnnr nlnwn orr. Texas Metal Boat company. McKinney avenue, roof and front blown orr American Construction company, and fence gone. Palco Keddl Ataae Homes company. blown completely down; McKinney ave nue. Magnolia Petroleum company and box house blown avenue. Ford Motor Car company, box car turned over on railroad tracks, plate glass windows broken. Negro house on 4000 block Capitol ave nun blown coniDletelv down. Oak Lawn garage, 4806 Hamsburg road, blown down. No. 641B MarrisDurg roaa, iwo-siory residence, front blown out and porch blown down T. J. Williams House Manufacturing romoanv. Harrisburg road, roof oft. BIsmarK narK. rence aown ana roots oi all bulldlnes blown off. No. 8701 niteentn street, nve-room dwelling, center of roof blown completely out, German street, cottage In Magnolia Park, three trees blown across the house, cavlntr roof in. Mr. Anderson's cottage on German street, near International and Great Northern tracks, blown off blocks and front completely blown out. roof sheds down; McKinney CROPS SUFFERED BADLY ! IN ROSENBERG DISTRICT Heavy Bain Fell Again Wednesday, Santa Fe Sent Out Work Train. (Houston Post Serial.) ROSENBERG, Texas, August 18. A heavy rain fell here again today. Work trains were sent out ' on the Santa Fe this afternoon headed for Texas City. Wire service Is still materially crippled The telephone company expects to open tomorrow and IC Is probable that the telegraph lines may be working some time aunng tne mgnt. superintendent K. C. Watkins of the Southern Pacific, who was here today, thinks the damage to the Southern pacirto lines in this district is about $3000, including damage to- right of way, fences, buildings and pump house at Stafford. Concise reoorts cathered from over th county Indicate that there was no loss of life in the storm, but that crops suf fered materially, it is impracticable to estimate exactly what damage to crops wUL be, but all considered it would seem to be fron) Zi to 40 per cent. ' The Rosenberg loss to property and merchandise Is about $4000. Reports have been received as far down as Damon's Mound only crop damage and a few sman nouses overturned, with Utue damage to awemngs. very Beaumont T. N, O. en Duty. -' ; (Houston Pes Stncl. AUSTINi Texas, August 1. By order of the governor, the Beaumont company of the Texas National Ouard has been called out for relief duty at Port Arthur, where considerable damage Is reported to have iesn dona by the stomu , Mrs. W. T. Crowder of Jackson boule vard Is one of the La port e refugees who tells vividly the story of the storm at that place. With her two children, Mrs. W. D. Sears and baby, and Mrs. George Landsdowne she escaped from her summer home at Sylvan beach In unconventional though fitting costumes bathing suits. "We were up the whole of the horrible night," said Mrs. Crowder, "and about 9 o'clock that night we put on our bathing suits so that we might save our other clothes and might be unhampered In our attempts to escape. We were afraid of the cottaRe we were in, but also afraid to attempt walking- to another. The awful roar of the waves was terrifying and every minute we expected the roof of our house to go. Finally we left for the Beaxley cottage and reached It safely. Then about 9 o'clock next morning when we heard that train whistle we could only shout and run and did not dream of waiting to put on more clothing." The party reached Houston about 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon on the South ern Pacific. A trunk that was left In Sylvan Beach park was washed against the wall of Mrs. Crowder's cottage about a quarter of a mile away. B. C Simpson, wife and two children and his aged mother and family were In an old house said to be 85 years old. To I HIGH SEAS CAUSED VIRGINIA TO TURN BACK AT MORGANS POINT Captain Logan Returned to Houston and After Securing Supplies Started Again for Gulf. High seas and squally water caused the expedition that left early Wednesday morning on the Texas company's boat Virginia to turn back at Morgans Point. After reaching a point within a mile ami a half of the Point, the Virginia, with Captain J. T. Logan In charge turned back, reaching Harrisburg at about 1:30 p. m. Supplies for any emergency were provided and. with five alioum. including a crew, Captain Logan again set out. Hu will endeavor to reach Galveston, If possible before nightfall. Captain Logan is of the opinion that the water In Galveston must be at leasi to the second story of the Tremont hotel. He bases this opinion of conditions at Morgans Point, where the water covers a very wide area and is several feet higher man iiurinui. Indications of the severitv of the storm are seen all along the way. The ulnd, however, seems to have been less strong Liiei uuuin inai at iiouston. At L,ynch burg considerable damage seems to have been done. Moss hanging on wires near the oil tanks of the Gulf Keflnlng company shows that water at one time cm at least eignt reet higher than at present One tank at that point Is partially demol- ished, and several buildings are more or less damaged. Keturning the special oartv mefuevoral boats going down the channel, two of wnicn insisted that they would reach Gal veston, If possible. One of these Is In cnarge or tne Kotarlans and the other add to their difficulties. Mr. Simpson was a"05 "'A RiVh. ln? oti,er ,ls unable to walk because of a sprained ,ficf t?enethto mki '5SfA"V house and the whole family drenched. but they from necessity remained there until relatives frnm Houston arrived and brought them safely to Houston. WENT TO RESCUE BROTHER AND WAS HIMSELF DROWNED Hired Auto and Went to Battle ground Brother Is Now Helping to Look for Body. sq Virginia at times rocking perceptibly, and me waier aasning over tne ran. Captain Logan, while he believed he could make Galveston Wednesday night, will lay over at Morgan's Point if he finds It advisable on reaching there. He will De goveraea entirely by weather conditions. In the party making the trip Wednesday, which left at 8 o'clock, were G. L. Noble, vice president of the Texas company; J. E. Farnsworth. vico prusident of the telephone company; W. 11. Noiile, superintendent of the telephone company; M. G. Jones, assistant sales manager Texas company; T. K. Dorrance, superintendent Roofing and Awning company; Roy Houston, superintendent and Mr Tucker. The third life lost in Houston as a re suit of the storm was reported to the police Wednesday afternoon. A young man, Eugene Blysard, who formerly kept a butcher shop on Milam and Clay, was the victim. Mr. Blyzard's brother was at the San Jacinto battleground, and being uneasy concerning him, the young man here hired Fred Stone of Edwards street to take him to the battleground In an auto, mobile. They found the brother across the stream and w'ere able to talk with him. Calling to his brother that he was coming across for mm, Biyxard deliber ately went into the stream from the small boat he had :auncnea, and was carried under. The body has not yV been found. The brother was saved and Is assisting In the search tor tne ooay, wnicn has not yet been found. CROPS OF JEFFERSON AND LIBERTY COUNTIES DAMAGED Storm of Monday Hurt Little Else in Those S&'tioni--Bice, Corn and Cotton Laid Low. Fred W. Stcphena of Liberty and Joe Duff of Beaumont), were la. Houston last night. They sald'Miat the greatest dam age done by Monday's jrtorm In Liberty and Jefferson counties, waa t the crops. Insecure and old buildings were blown down In small numbers at different points. Rice, corn and cotton, were laid low in all directions, however, f . ' Dr. Malone, Osteopath. I1I-1T-1S Car- tar i building. Phone Preston m.(Adj.) REGULAR SERVICE ON BAY SHORE LINE IS RENEWED Trains To and From Seabrook Will Be Started Again Thursday. All Steam Cars. Train service on the Bay Shore lino of the Sunset-Central- system will be re established Thursday as follows: Southbound No. 201, leave Iiouston Ht 10 a. m., arrive at Seabrook U:J0 a. m.: No. 203 will leave Houston 5 u. m.. ar. rive Seabrook :;0 p. m.; No. 171 will leave Houston 6:30 p. m., arrive Seabrook :40 p. m. Northbound No. 200 will leave Sea brook 12:40 p. m., arrlvo Houston 2 d. m. : No. 202 will leave Seabrook at 6:55 p. m., arrive Houston 8:20; No. ISO will lcavo Seabrook at 6:30 a. m., arrive Houston 7:45 a. m. All will be steam trains. Buffeted by the waves and driftwood for six hours, T. J. Moroney, son of a prominent Dallas hardware man, reached Texas City Junction from Virginia Point Wednesday morning and came to Houston on the relief train sent out by the Katy. Mr. Moroney, Hugh Swain and Johnny Hunter, also of Dallas, left Houston in an eight passenger touring car Monday morning for Galveston, and arrived at the causeway about 7 JO. It was then trembling under a turbulent sea and fearing it would go out, they abandoned the machine and fled to the Virginia Point hotel. The hotel collapsed during the height of the storm at 2 o'clock Tuesday mcrning and 15 persons, among them three women, were missing when the occupants reached the signal station a short distance away. Some took rafts and others swam. Mr. Moroney tried to help two of the women on to the roof of the building Just before it went In. Mr. Moroney's automobile and that of A. I). Price of Houston, which was also stalled on the causeway, were swept Into the gulf when the drawbridge and a strip of the concrete structure connecting it with the mainland went out. Tuesday the stricken refugees were without food until late In the evening, when they butchered a pig caught in tjie debris, and roasted it on a charcoal burner. While at the signal station attempts were mane to signal people in uaiveston with red and yellow flags and at night with lanterns, but they got no answers. The top of the Tremont hotel and sev eral other structures, Mr. Moroney said. could be observed from the signal station and at mum tne twniKie or a score of Hehts in the stricken city bore evidence that it 'was not entirely lost. When Mr. Moroney arrived at the Rice hotel, still drenched, he wore one shoe several sizes too small and another that much blpgcr. His two companions had a similar experience. Honduras Rice Damaged. (Houjton Post Special.) JENNINGS. La.. August 17. The ter rifle storm which has been raging on the guir coast ror tne past two days struck Jennings with great velocity last night. The wind assumed the proportion of a gale and continued all nlglit, accompanied by a heavy downpour of rain, which approximated 3 1-2 Inches. The early Honduras rice which Is now ready for harvest has been flattened out to the ground, but the acreage of this class of rice is small and damage will not be great. The blue rose and Japan rices have withstood the storm and are in splendid condition. HEAVY DAMAGE AT FREEPORT; MANY DERRICKS DEMOLISHED Tarpon Inn Damaged to Extent of, $ 5000 Damage to Houston 4b! J Brazos Valley Track. The storm damage at Freeport is eon- ,, siderable but the sulphur plant has not.; ..' suffered to any great extent. The der- ricks for the wells sre demolish - ed, but well . No. 143 Is still. ' alive and the power plant Is still ruhn nlng. Considerable damage was dope.; to the Houston and Brazos Valley trackf .' but this will be repaired within the next.' two or three days. The wind did sorm proporty damage, but nothing serious. The Tarpon inn was the greatest suf- " ferer, the damage amounting tov $5d0. The Houston and Brazos Valley railroad . track north of the Brazos river was flood- ed by tide water for about 1 1 -2 miles but a large crew of men are clearing the ' track, and trains will be running on regu- Jar schedule within 48 hours. Crop dam- . age In Brazoria county Is very great, but the extent ,can not be told a this " time. The tide water Is receding, ' and , the storm damage wlU be cleared entire ly within 48 hours. t . Cotton Damage at Smlthvllle. SMITHVILLE, Texas, August 17. The rain and wind storm here has done great damaee to cotton in the surrounding county which Is a total loss. The negro Baptist church blew over and awnings anrt snaae trees oiew aown, Del nit the worst dama&e in town. B00F WAS BEHOVED. . Damage Suffered From Storm by St. Anthony's Home for Aged. To The Post. While the wind and storm waa at the highest Tuesday mosnlng, August 17, the roof of the frame buildings of St. Anthony's home where the poor, old people stayed, had been completely destroyed. The upper story was ruined. The biggest portion of the building which the sisters occupied waa ruined. The . master' tower which furnished water to the buildings was destroyed. The roots of the brick building were blown off and the galleries badly damaged. The stable roofs had been carried off and the buggy shed completely ruined. The market wagon and buggies are com pletely ruined. Very fortunately no lives were lost. Any help that can be rendered will be appreciated by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. St. Anthony's Home. Wind Damage at Marlln. (Houston Post Special., MARLIN, Texas, August 17. Wind swept this section last night and today -with the fury of a hurricane in the East and West Indies. Considerable rain feU. Many trees were blown up by the roots, windows smashed, and some frail buildings blown from the blocks. Roofs of several large buildings of Marlin have been damaged. The town Is without wire connection with the outside world. Train service is very uncertain and seriously hampered. No personal injury had been reported up to noon today. The velocity of the wind was between 55 and 60 miles an hour when going its greatest. j. Lockhart. (Houston Pvst Special.) LOCKHART, Texas. August 18. Sev enty-five to 80 per cent damage to cot ton is the sflmate made by consecvatlve cotton men here. Fields that had half to three-quarters of a bale to the acre open when the storm struck here Monday have been stripped clean and cotton Is lying in the mud between the rows and continued rains will cause Its loss. West of Lockhart and along the San Marcos river bottom the losses are even greater as their cotton had practically all opened. Adlaeent to the territory of the Lockhart- Voakum branch of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass no cotton has been left in the fields. Rain continues to fall but the wind has died down. Shade trees here have been torn to pieces. , WADL PAPE1 CHOICE VARIETY LARGE STOCKS PROMPT SERVICE LOWEST PRICES Bradford Brown Paint Go. 916-918 Franklin Avenue Preston 1174 Three new Storm Buggies with leather top, leather curtains, leather trimmings, Goodyear wing rubber tires (fresh stock) and shafts $135.00 each. u Two new Runabouts, one with bent panel seat and one with combination seat; with leather trimmings, Goodyear wing rubber tires (fresh stock) and shafts, $75.00 each. JOS. F. MEYER CO. 802-12 FRANKLIN AVENUE. ; 4-; ".V ' ,1:

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