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AHMED MEN ON GUARD!
Unwilling Labor Torced to Help in Burial
of Festering Dead in Galreeton.
ffAR PESTILENCE MAY PREVAIl
l'rnnt I'p SurtlTom of the Storm rani
lthJ for Lickof t'uri Water .Halooea
Ordered Closed t.lioula Shot to Death
OALVCSTON. Tex.. Sept. 13. (via
Texas City and Houston. At a meet
ing of the relief committee held this
Afternoon reports were received from
various wards. Tho chairman called for
.irrred men to assist in getting labor
Co buiy the dead and to clear tho
wreckage and arrangements were
made to supply this demand.
The situation in this city today Is
that there are plenty cf volunteers for
thin service, hut an insufficiency of
arras. There have been two or three
emi.lt riots, but the officers hate man
aged to quell them. The committee re
jected the proposition of trying to pay
for work, letting the laborers secure
their own rations. It was decided to
go ahead impressing men into service,
if necessary, issuing orders for rations
only to those who worked or were
unable to work. All cf the ward chair
men reported the imperative need of
disinfectants. A committee was ap
pointed to sequester all ie disinfect
ants in the city, including the lime
which escaped wcttint;, and to secure
more. Houston was called upon for a
bargeload of lime. The relief com
mittee was greatly encouraged by the
nfTsr made through Herman Frick and
William Cowan of the White Screw
men's association, tendering the ser
vices of all its members, ovd in num
ber. They were placed at the disposal
of the various ward chairmen and
foremen appointed for each division.
Chairman McVittie announced that
It was necessary for him to have help.
John Kinlicks and Dr. A. VV. Fry vol
unteered their services.
Captain Sinclair Taliaferro cf Hous
ton, who did such efficient work dur
ing the Brazos flood, arrived here this
morning. He was asked to assist
Chairman McVittie In his work. Dan
Henderson announced that Mr. Van
VIeck, the general manager of the
8outhern Pacific road, authorized the
committee to draw ca that company
for $5,000. Mr. VanVleck returned to
Houston on the tug Juno to send a
bargeload of supplies.
The Galveston, Houston & Hender
son railroad is operating relief trains
over its line to Texas City Junction
and thence over the Texas City term
inal to. or nearly to. Texas City. Ar
rangements have been made to start
a passenger service tomorrow.
Work on the water works has not
progressed so satisfactorily as had
been hoped. The men did not work
last night. Chief Engineer Reynolds
has not been at the works since yes
terday morning. Alderman McMaster
took cahrge cf the work today. the
machinery has been cleared of the
debris and the pipes found to be bad
ly damaged and plumbers and steam
fitters and boilermakers are at work
on them. Mr. McMaster says he thinks
It will be possible to turn water Into
the mains tomorrow.
All salcons were closed uy the chief
of police cn Sunday.
At a meeting of the committee with
the city offlcials thi3 morning the
policing cf the city was aiscusscd.
Mayor Jones announced that Adjutant
General Scurry would take charge.
The city is patrolled by about 2,000
police officers, special officers, soldiers
and deputy sheriffs. Deputy Chief of
Police Amundsen is acting as chief.
Orders were issued to the soldiers
and police to kill any person caught
in the act of robbing the dead. Up to
Tuesday morning seven negro vandals
had been discovered and had paid the
penalty cf their crimes with their
lives. They were shot dead and their
bodies were carted away with dead vic
tims of the storm.
BRUTAL WORK CP ROBBERS.
Ohio Man U Killed ami Ull Wife and Five
CAREY, O.. Sept. 13. .V. C. John
son was murdered by burglars early
today. He had sold a carload of celery
yesterday and the robbars demanded
the money secured for it. After kill
ing Johnson his wife and five chil
dren were bound and tortured till all
the valuables in the house were se
cured. The proceeds from ine celery
had been deposited in the bank and
Mrs. Johnson showed toe bank book.
A pessa is in pursuit of the robbers.
I'rocetd Against Boier.
TIEN TSIN Sept. 8. Via Shanghai
Sept. 12.) A body of 4.000 allied troops
Including 200 men or the Fifteenth in
fantry, under command of Major Rob
erson. marched today against the cities
of Sheng Hae Sien and Tnij, where
the presence of Boxers threatens the
Tien Tsin region. The advance was
made In two columns for tne purpose
of flanking ths two towns. General
Dorward personally commanded the
Ross la Hold Indemn'ty.
PEKIN, Sept. 5. The Russo-Chi-nese
bank, which as announced yes
terday, closes here today and removes
to Shanghai, will confiscate as part
of the indemnity to be paid to Rus
sia, the Imperial university fund of
5,000,000 taels deposited with it.
against which the Chinese drew for
the payment of their troops.
Will Aid 1.1 Ilnnc Chant
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. The Uni
ted State3 government is pushing for
ward steaidily toward the begianinz
of negotiations with the Chinese gov
ernment for a settlement of the pres
An evidence of Its purpose was
found in It3 decision, communicate!
today to Minister Wu. to facilitate by
every means in Its power the journey
of Li Hung Chang to Pekin. This
carries with it the placing of a war
ship at bis service, if a request of
that kind is made by Sir Robert Hart.
EXPECTED TO END THE WAR.
Lord Roberta Making a Consblnod Mmo
went on tho Iloer Force.
NEW YORK, Sept. 12. A dlspatcJl
to the Tribune from London says:
There is a marked revival cC public
Interest In the war In South Africa,
owing partly to the vigr with which
Lord Roberts is conauotlng opera
tions, but mainly to the political effect
of the approaching election.
Lord Roberts' new objective point
Is clearly Komttip .ort, and General
French's cavalry ctvislcn, with Gen
eral Pore-Carcw's infantry, has been
set In motion toward it. with Barber
ton and Nelsprult as half-way stations
from Del fast. French his started frcn
Carolina, so as to reach Barberton by
Ermels road, while Generals Hutton
and Henry are working eastward over
the bills country, along which Pole
Carew is advancing.
There was fighting all along the
line on Sunday, and the Boers were
steadily driven back. Simultaneously
General Buller, leaving Hamilton bo
hind at Lydenberg, had been attacking
Commandant Botha's force on the
summit of a moucLaln, where a turn
ing movement was Impracticable.
The road from Lydeuberg makes a
loop northward to Krusorsport and
thence runs easterly to Pilgrims Rest,
whence there Is a bridle path around
Spitskop toward the railway at Nel
spruit. General Buller did not follow
this road, but made a frontal assault
upon a position cf great natural
strength, three battalions carrying it
with gallantry. It seems probable that
he has turned the Boer position at
Pilgrim's Rest and Krugersport, but
it is not clear whether he has cut oft
tho retreat of the enemy at Nelspruit.
It is evident that wh'le Sir Redver3
is hammering away at Botha's strong
hold around Lydenborg, French is ex
pected to drive the remaining Boer
forces out of Barberton and to clear
the railway to the Portuguese frontier.
Other districts have been emptied of
British forces in order that these final
movements in the eastern Transvaal
may be conducted.
Lord Roberts Ins adapted his tactics
to the. requirements of cuerilla var
fare and at the same time has scat
tered Commandant Botha's forces and
is pushing on with dispatch to Kt-m-atipoort,
where the open door Into
neutral territory may be closed.
SIX Ii'L'NORtD BOORS fOUMD..
Moreno at Galvet"n Crowded with Unr
AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 12. OEcial re
ports from Calveton to Governor
Sayers today are that 400 bodies have
been identified, 200 more are in an
improvised morgue awaiting Identifi
cation and many mere are thought to
have drifted out to sea and their
Identity will net be known for weeks.
A telegram from Adjutcnt General
Scurry, who is at Galveston, to the
governor is as follows:
Have just returned from Texas City
with several Galveston parties, who
asaure rae that conditions there beg
gar description. Accounts have not
been exaggerated. One thousand lost
isoo conservative. While a portion
ti&tha pr6vlsions have been destroyed
by vater sufficient is on hand to re
lieve immediate necessities.
The citizens seem to have the sit
uation well in hand. United States
troop3 and Company C, volunteer
guard, with citizens, patrol the streets
to prevent looting.
CIHNG AISO J PfiCt ENVCY.
To Act In Conjunction with 1.1 tinny
CUanz In TpHnr.
LONDON. Sept. 12 The officials cf
the Chinese legation decline to make
public the text of the imperial decree
commanding the opening of peace ne
gotiations, but sav the document ap
points Prince Chmg. head of the tsung
11 yainen, a plenipotentiary as well as
Li Hung Chang It was added that it
had been suggested that Liu Kun Yi.
the viceroy of Nankin, and Chang Chi
Tung, the vicer.v of Hankow, would
also be reappointed, but the decree
does not mention them.
Wn lii Anerr.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Sept. 12.
Wu Ting Fang, the cnlnese minister
here, made indignant denial today cf
ths statement cabled to the London
Times by its correspondent at Pekin,
Dr. Morrison, that he and Minister Lo
Feng Luh at London had p omu'ga'ed
"shameless lies' and transmitted bogus
imperial edicts, thereby delaying the
departure of relief until it was neariy
Da Mo nea n re at Rw.
NEW YORK, Sent 12. The Anchor
lino steamship Anchorfa, twe've days
from Glasgow, was delayed at quar
antine today only long enough to
permit the health officer of the port
to satisfy himself that none of -the
passengers on board had developed
symptoms of the bubonic plague. S.
A. Kingman, saloon passenger from
Des Moines, died of malaria.
Belief Trml" From fhlnro.
CHICAGO, Sent. 12. A special
freight train of fifteen cars, running
on a passenger time schedule and
laden with food and cloth'ng for the
Texas sufferers, will probably start
from Chicago within forty-eight hours.
The offer to furnish the train was
made by the Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific railroad to Mayor Harrison
and the Mayor accepted it. Aside from
necessities contributed, it is estimated
i 15.000 has been donated.
Railroads l.oae Mil Hons.
HOUSTON. Tex.. Sent. 12. The rail
roads will suffer the loss of millions of
dollars in actual damage. ?o say noth
ing of the loss from stonpige of busi
ness. At Galve-ton their waarvea.
warehouses, depots and tracks are
ruined. The costlv bridges which con
nect the island with the mainland are
in ruins and must be entirely rebuilt.
The International & Great Northern
and Sinta Fe hare consic1e'-,Ve track
washed out. while the Galveston, Hous
ton & Northern will suffer heavily.
Hay or Jones, of Galveston, Estimates
Cumber of Dead Over 5,000.
2,300 BODIES RECOVtRED SO EAR
Ia Few Instances I There More Than a
Passing Attempt at I 1mi Illicit Ion (sol
dier of Cap- KattVrtjr'a battery liliia
Five 1'iliagera Ti lth am Manjr Knot.
GALVESTON, Tex., Sept 12. Mayor
Walter C. Jones estimates the numoer
of uead at b.uuu anu ne i3 conservative.
Over 2,;uo bouios hxve aireauy beea
taken out to sea or buried in trenches
Other hundreds are yet to be taea
from the ruins. These bodies are uovr
all badly decomposed and they are be
ing buried in tieucnes where they ar3
found. Others are being buried in de
bris, where tnis can ie done safely.
TLere is liitie attempt at identifi
cation and it is gate to say that taer i
will never be a complete list of th-i
Chief of Police Ketchum is In charge
of the work of burying the dead. Ther-
are large bodies of men engaged in
this work, tearing up the ruias and
getting out the corpses. Some of thosi
who bodies are being taken out wero
probably only injured when they wers
first struck down, but there was no
getting relief to them and they perish
The remnant of the force of regular
soldiers who were stationed here
and it is a very small remnant have
joined the police in patrolling the
Several persons already have been
shot, it Is reported. A soldier of Cap
tain Rafferty's battery, while patrol
ling the beach this morning, ordered
a man to desist from looting- The fel
low drew a weapon and the soldier
ehot him dead, 'the soldier was at
tacked by four other men and killed
all of them. He had five cartridges
in his rifle and each of them found a
Other men have also been shot, but
the details are not known nor can the
exact number be ascertained. It is
probable that twenty-five were killed.
Some of these were shot for failing
to halt when ordered to do so. Other j
were shot for vandalism.
The ruins of the heavier brick build
ings have net been searched for the
dead and there is a large number in
them. In the mass of rubbish whici
marks the site of the Lucas terraci
boarding house forty or fifty persons
were killed outright and their bodie3
are still in the ruins.
The Orphans' home en the beach 13
totally demolished. Ninety-two chil
dren and eleven nuns- were killed
there. It is rumored that one sister
escaped, but if she did no trace can be
found of her.
Of the regular soldiers few remain.
Twenty-three were drowned at tha
barracks at Camp Hawley and eevsa
at Bolivar. One man drifted aboat in
the bay until Monday morning and
waa tlcen out alive.
The correspondent stood at the footOidown and the cable which connects
of Tremont street and counted nine
floating bodies without moving and
this is only one .instance. It is not
known whether these were water front
victims or dead being cast up by tho
A lot of rubbish was being loaded
on barges and this stuff had many
bodies ia it
French Cabinet May Resign.
PARIS, Sept. 12. The Journal des
Debats says on the authority of a dep
uty who recently discussed the situa
tion with several cabinet ministers
that a portion of the cabinet is In fa
vor of the cabinet resigning in a body
before the reassembling of parliament
on the ground that the government
has accomplished the task for which
it was constituted that the Dreyfus
affair is ended, that the defense of the
republic has been placed on a firm
basis, that the exposition ia about to
be closed and that it would be best to
resign in order to clear the political
NO S0L9.ERS LOST IN IKE STOkM.
Captain in Ccmntmand Reports Simply
Lou of Records of Pun.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. Adjutant
General Corbin has received a dis
patch from Captain Rafferty, com
manding Battery O, First artillery,
stationed at Galveston, Tex., dated
Sunday, September 9. It reports no
loss of life in his command, but says
that the records of the pest have been
destroyed and asked for dup icate rec
ords from the War department.
1.1 Asks Safe Conduct.
BERLIN, Sept. 12. It is learned at
the British embassy here that IA Hung
Chang, having been di-e- ted by th
emperor of China to proceed immedi
ately to Pekin and co-operate with
Prince Ching towards a settlement of
all the difficulties with the powers, has
applied through the Chinese ambassa
dors at the various capitals for a guar
antee from the powers for a safe con
duct at sea and to Pekin fcr the begin
ning of negotiations.
.'ondition of tho Treasury.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 12.
Tory's statement of the treasury bal
ances in the general fund. exclucIvi
of the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the
division of redemption, shows: Aval'-!-'
-a-h balance, $132,673,493; gold.
it rfn to Cn-pTt .
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. Minister
"Wu has received a cable dispitch from
Earl Li Hung Chang giving an Imper
ial edict, s'gned by the emperor, di
recting him to proceed immediately to
PeVn aid the-e to co-oer?te witli
Prince Ching toward peace negotia
tions and a settlement of ail war difil
ci't'ea The edict is dsted August 27.
Acord'n'y. Li Hung Chang asks that
the powers co-operate in affording
iiirn per?onal protection and facilitat
ing his journey. He probably will
leave Shanghai at once, going by sea.
GALVESTON A MASS Of RUNS.
Wo Accurate Statement of the Lsm ef
I4fe Foaelble at Fr-aent.
GALVESTON. Tex., Sept. 11. Six
hundred to 1,009 persons killed, a city
almost in ruins, the wharf front en
tirely gone, every ocean steamer
stranded and death and destruction oa
every hand, with a money less that
cannot to estimated now, is, so far as
can be learned at this hour, the rosult
of the appalling calamity that ha3 be
The great storm has left it helpless
and its stricken people are compelled
to appeal to the outside world for aid.
The estimates of I033 of life vary be
tween the figures given, but an accu
rate account of the dead i3 Impossible
now and the real number killed la
the storm will probably never bi
No one attempts to estimate thi
damage to business and residence prop
erty. The fine steamer Alamo lie
uptn the top of the Mallory wharf and
a big English steamer was driven
ashore at Texa3 City. Other vossel?
are aground in different parts of the
bay, some hopelessly wrecked.
The tug Louise of tho Houston Di
rect Navigation company Is under wat
er at Redfish. Two of the crew were
drowned, the remainder escaping in th
lifeboat. Yesterday morning a boat
was chartered to run from Galvestoa
to Texas City and on this the Houston
Po3t correspondent had to hurriedly
depart. But from what he saw and
heard from some of the loading busi
ness men he can assure the public thic
the pople of Galveston need immediate
relief. The object in sending to Texas
City was to get In touch with the out
side world and let it know that a
stricken city is in misfortune and ask.?
the people of the country to send food,
clothing and water. The water works
are in ruins and the cisterns all blown
away, so that the lack of water is one
of the most serious of the present
troubles. Ruin i3 everywhere. Elec
tric light and telegraph po!e3 are near
ly all prostrated and the street3 are
littered with timbers, slate, glass and
every conceivable character of debri3
There is hardly a habitable house in
the entire city and nearly every busi
ness house is badly damaged. The
school buildings are unroofed, such
edifiee3 as the Ball High school and
Rosenburg school buildings being bad
ly wrecked. The fine churches are ai
taoat in ruins. The elevators and
warehouses are unfit for use. The elec
tric light plant has collapsed and to
has the cotton factory. From Tre
riiont to P street, thence to the beach,
not a vestige of a residence Is to be
In the business section of the city
the water was from three to ten feat
deep in stores and stocks of all kind3,
including foodstuffs, are total losses.
While the Post correspondent was in
Galveston Saturday night It was a
common sight for him to see women
and children emerging from once com
fortable and happy homes dazed and
bleeding from wounds, the women
wading neok deep with babies in their
arms. To add, if possible, to the ca
lamity the eity is cut off entirely from
the world. The telegraph lines are
Galveston with Mexico is cut.
In sailing for Texas City yesterday
the Post correspondent used a stron?
glass, but could see nothing of any of
the bridges which connect the islanl
with the mainland, but where the
bridge should be a big ocean vessel was
At Texas City the wharves are de
stroyed and the water front for a mile
is littered with ruins. Much of the
debris has been blow there from Gal
veston. At Texas City three lives
were lost. The railway track is wash
ed away and the only exit was by foot
and conveyance to La Marque, on the
International & Great Northern rail
road. Olves Li Absolute Power.
V7ASHINGTON, Sept. 11. The Chi
nese minister has received an imperial
edict, conferring on Li Hung Chang
extraordinary power for the complete
settlement of the Chinese trouble. It
gives him authority to make any terms,
according to hi3 own discretion, with
out referring them to the emperor.
Thi3 U unusual authority and it is as
serted at the Chinese legation gives
Li Hnng Chang credentials adequate
to meet all the objections heretofore
raised as to his power to negotiate
for peace. The edict Is dated two
weelis ago, but is just forwarded from
Li Hung Chang. Minister Wu deliv
ered it to the State department this
News Weleomfd in London.
LONDON. Lept. 11. The announce
ment that the Chinese ministers at th-
capitals of the powers have received
sitisfactory credentials authorizing
them to open peace negotiations, taken
in conjunction with the indications
contained in the dispatches from the
far east that China is developing a
better disposition to arrange peace
terms, is welcomed here, for the de
sire to expedite the settlement of th
trouble is increased .by dispatches re
ce'ved from Hamburg today announc
ing that Germany will send two addi
tional detachments of 5.000 and 6,000
men respectively to China early in Oc
tober. Ktopach Sends S1.O00.
NEW YORK, Sept. 11. Dr. Louis
Klopsch of the Christian Herald today
telegraphed $1,000 to Governor Sayres
of Tptss. to be aDolied to the immed-
' tete relief of Galveston flood sufferers
and further effective rellel measures
are contemplated by the same agency.
ConneM Blnffs tS.SOO.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 11.
The population of the city of Coun
cil Bluff3, Ia., according to the official
count of the returns of the twelfth
census. Is as follows: 1900, 25,802;
1890, 21,474. These figures show for
the city as a whrle an increase in pop
ulation of 4,328, or 20.15 per cent.
The " population In 1880 was 18.06.
showing an increase of 3,411, or-18.83
per cent, from 1880 to 1890. The pop-ui-tion
by wardr In 1900 is as follows:
First ward. 4.30; Second ward. 4,580;
Th'rd ward, 4.137; Fourth ward. 3,641;
Fifth ward, 4,852; Sixth ward, 4,272.
AWFUL STATE OF RUIN
Tht City of Galvestoa ia Wrecked Ecjond
Vorda to Describe.
REAL LOSS Of Lift NOT KNOWN
One Thoosand Is at Least a Conservative
Estimate May Largely Kxceed This
Figure TTio I be Wrecks; is Felly
HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 11. The fol
lowing dispatch was recelvod from
Galveston by boat to the mainland:
GALVESTON, Tex., Sept. 10. Th
loss of life may be stated at 1,000
drowned, killed and missing. , Tha
loss will run into the millions.
Scenes of desolation and dlstresi
are on every hand. Fully 75 per cent
of the buildings in the city are more
or less damaged. Whole families and
communities are being taken from th-?
debris and each minute brings the
discovery of some new victim. On the
gulf side of Tremont street the water
has made a slean sweep of everything
for three blocks. All the bath houses
are gone. Dcbri3 blocks the streets ta
About 1,000 people took refuge In the
Tremont hotel and all thece escaped
injury, although the building was
damaged to the extent of several thou
The Dulitz building, a three-story
brick structure, was the first build
ing to collapse. Hitter's saloon and
restaurant on the Strand collapsed
from the top, imprisoning a number of
persons, among whom were Richard
Lord and F. G. Spencer, who was kill
ed; the building then gave way with
such rapidity that it will be Impossibla
to give an approximate estimate even
of those who were inside.
The Rosenberg school, the City and
the Balls High school suffered severe
ly. All buildings within three blocks
of the beach are destroyed. The city
is practically without fire protection.
The equipment could not get about
the city, even- if there were wires to
give alarms. A meeting was held at
the Tremont hotel to coasider means
of relief for the distressed and home
less people. Medical attention is
badly needed, as are also disinfect
ants. The meeting sent dir.patches to
President McKinley and Governor
Sayers to the effect that the appeal
be published at once and that aid ba
extended for the relief of the city.
ReJlef must come; human liVes are at
stake, as actual starvation and death
from lack of medical attention face
many hundreds of people.
The more fortunate ones are work
ing heroically to ameliorate the con
dition of their afflicted fellows, but
their efforts can relieve the distress
only fn a small measure. Individual
acts of heroism and self-sacrifice are
so many that it is hard to pick out
one more worthy of ment'on than an
other. - Eut with all this the condition
of the affii-cted i3 heartrending in- the
extreme. The list of dead is crowing
momentarily and the first estimate of
1,000 deaths i3 considered too con
servative. GEN. WltEELER IS RETIRED.
Wade Succeeds Him Temporarily In
Department of the Lakes.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept. 11. General
Joseph Wheeler, considered one of un
most picturesque figures in the United
States army, retired to private life to
day, having reached the age limit of
64 years. General Wade will be tem
porarily in charge of the department
of the lakes, until General Otis, ap
pointed to the place, arrives. General
Wheeler will go to hi3 home in Ala
bama, and from there he and hi3
daughter will take a trip abroad.
Afraid to Retnrn to Pekin.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11. The fol
lowing dispatch has been received at
the War department from Chaffee:
"TAKU (no date.) Adjutant Gen
eral, Washington: 2, afternoon 4th.
Evidence accumulates that diplomatic
relations will not be resumed here for
a long time. Russain legation leave
very Eoon for Tien Tsin. Appears to
me certain Chinese government will
net return here whilst foreign army
remains and if this true our legation
can transact no business."
Negroes Attempted lynching.
SEDALIA, Mo.. Sept. 11. Two hun
dred excited negroes, thirsting for tho
blood of a man who had shot a Seda
11a negro on a Missouri Pacific excur
sion train, made an attack upon the
train at the Sedalla depot and a lynch
ing was only averted because the man
was securely locked in the baggage
car and the mob could not get at him
before the train pulled out.
The excursion train on which the
shooting occurred was run from Cali
fornia to Kansas City.
Chicago Will Send Aid.
CHICAGO. Sept. 11. Mayor Harri
son said today that he would Issue a
proclamation calling upon the people
of Chicago to contribute to the aid of
the Texas sufferers just as soon as he
learned that they were in need of help.
"If I find that the press dispatches are
true and a condition of wiiespread
suffering exists," said the mayor, "I
will not await the usual official noti
fication, but will go to work -in ad
vance of word from Governor Sayres.
NEARLY WHOLt DATTERY LOST.
Department Receives Word of
Great Loss of Soldiers.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 11.
The war department tonight received
the following message from General
McKibben. in command of the depart
ment of Texas, San Antonio, Tex.:
To Adjutant General, War Depart
ment, Washington: Start first train
tonight. Press reports received here
state that all of battery B is lost but
fifteen men; both officers lost.
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Latest notations From Hoatli Omaha
and Kansas I'Ky.
I'ulon Htock Yunl. faUN Tin-re w
ratlur a liKlit run of rattle lure i.i.Juy,
but Ui- markt-t hum not jrtrll uluny
urtlve. Tln llf proportion f tlif r
reipta werue ftrot-rs and iriule cm that
iluKH of htix-K wan particularly mw.
'1Iit were unly ulmiit ten to llttcen oar
of corn fl i-attl- liro- arid while tlie Ik-hI
kind broUKl't rif--lit around ruiuly pure
tho common Muff wuh vt-i y dull and
weak, i'uckerit did not --m lo oarw
whether they ol thti common ntuff r
not ami hh a it-HUlt It waa ralli.-r Into
before a clrnrmice waa nude. Th-ro
wrre about thirty cars of row a on nal
tuid the latttcr uradcw were Jut about
atc-ady. The tendency on ttm common
kinds waa In Hit; direction of lower prle-t-H
unit In Romn cumph h:i1ch were nntd;
that looked as much as it dime louwt-r.
The demand for fpeders from tho coun
try for the laMl lew days him not been
ctiual to the supply and for that reaaoii
yard traders have a Rood many cattle on
hand. That fact naturally made them
rather beailMli today and tin y xtarttd
out to buy the rattle lower. There wiih
not very many choice heavy wpik1i on
sale and price on that -lu of calti
were not much lower. Tin re weie very
lew killers amon the western xraa rat
tle today and prices b Id Juat ubout
nteady. CJood rows were iiImo Mteady,
while the- common uklnds were, pernapH.
u WttJj lower. CJood feeders wire ne.tily
Kleady as compared with yenterday, but
for the week stock cattle are all thj way
from lOKSIOo lower, and In noino tuiwit
tloKH There waa not a heavy run of
hoRS here today, but the market wi.n riot
very active. The bulk of the hoa wer
on the heavy order, but the quality wax
fairly nood. The openlnx market waa
Just about steady on the li;bl and Hkki
wclKht ntuff it rid rio one xeemed to be
buying the heavywclghta. A prime loud
Cf IlKht hOKH broiiKht $.".:!.".. but they v ere
as good hh miythliiK that ban been here
In it loritf time. After the beat loaoa Had
been picked up Id da were Kerierall ii'so
lower on all kinds.
Sheep There wax a Rood lileral run
of sheep here today, but as the -c-ipply
has been rather light this week k-ra
were ull looking for both Htieep and
lambs. Sheep of Rood quality aol to
day luOe hinlier than on Monday, and
Limbs also broUKht good ptroriK prices,
it was a tcood active market from mart
to finish. Quotation: Choice wi'teni
firriiHn wether. f.'i.S.V'r.l ..r.0; choice trrana
yearling. iX'AyiiZXU; choice ewca. P.at'u
3.1T.; fair to nood ewes. Z. :(xJ 3. UJ ; cfi'dro
ppriiif? lambs, :,M7; fair to jond
Hprltitf lambs, VXMij.W, fee tier wciiicli',
!i.'M'-l2.h); feeder lain lm, UMAiiM.
Cattle Receipts, l.'i.Omi; market nteady:
native 8tecrn, H.uWio.Vr, Texas b.eeis,
f.2.!y(4.fJO; Texas rows, 2..':.Vi 3.75; native
cows and heifers, Jl..r,0i 7tM; Moc k r.i mid
feeders. J3.2.Vn l.w: bulls. 2.'M'l 3.75; calves,
receipts, 3,700; market steady; sales, il.Iil
I logs Receipts, )00; market weak tu
fc lower; bulk of sales, 't.Tiii'i.'.Vi: heavy,
:.2t.?;iVy. packers, JjVK.rj l".; mixed, V. 'J
or 5.3.1; light $.1.2i'i 5.3.1; yorkers, SZ.MC
5..1; pigs. 4."rli.1.30.
Sheep Iecelits, .1.000; market steady;
sales, $4.Wcj5.2u; muttons, J2.5iK i.tAl.
WAR ENDS IN TRANSVAAL.
Dispatches Indleate Complete. folUpxe
of Boer Ketdstance to Kngland.
LOURENZO MARQUi:Z, Sept. 13.
President Krugcr ariived bere last
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. The fol
lowing dispatch ha3 been received by
the war department from the United
States army ofllcer who accompanied
the Boers In their campaigns as mili
"Lourenzo Martinez Events have re
quired the departure of the attached
fi om the Transvaal. v Request instruc
tions. (-Signed.) RICIITMANN."
This mensrtge is Interpreted at tho
department to mean the complete col
lapse cf the Door resistance to Eng
land. Captain Riehtmann has Keen
cabled permission to start at ob e for
the United States.
MINER'S STRIKE IS CALLED.
President Mitchell Orders Coal Workers
to Cio Out Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 13. At 5:30
this afternoon tho United Mine Work
ers of America declared a strike in the
The strike is to begin rext Monday
morning and It is expected that 142,
000 men will walk out. President
Mitchell, with a part of his oflire
force from Indlanapo!i3, will settle
themselves in Hazelton, Pa., and Mr.
Mitchell will direct the strike fro:n
Two Hurned to Leath.
CHICAGO, 111., Sept 12. Two per
sons were burned to death and tive
Injured In a fire which today destroyed,
the two-story tenement house at 20j
Des PlaJnes street. The dead are
James Hulling and Edward Hulling,
3 years old.
The fire is believed to have been of
incendiary origin. The loss was nora
inal. The Malue Election.
PORTLAND. Me.. Sept. 11. Returns
from 120 towns and plantations out
of 512 in the state give Hill, republi
can, 28,382, and Lord, democrat, i,181.
Compared with four years ago, this
shows a republican loss of 12 per
cent and a democratic gain of 23 per
cent. On this basis it Is estimated
that the republican plurality this year
will be about 30.124.
Twentjr-Five Vandals Shot.
HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 13. It is true
that twenty-five negroes were shot by
order of a court martial. Their pock
ets were found to be full of human
fingers and jewelry, of which the dead
Johnstown Will Keel prorate.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 13. In rec
ognition of what the country did for
the relief of Johnstown after the flood
eleven years ago, the citizens have
started a Galveston relief fund. Al
ready $200 has been raised.
Lost Handit's Good Haul.
DENVER. Colo.. Sept. 13. Train
No. 3 on the Burlington railroad,
which arrived in Denver at 7:10 o'clock
this morning was held up five miles
east of Haigler. Neb., at 1:40 o'clock
by a lone masked robber, wno secured
about $400 in money, two diamond
rings, one diamond stud, three gold
watches and other articles of minor
value, all the property of passengers.
No women were molested. The robber,
flourishing a revolver, made his way
through the car. and forced bis victim,
to hand over their property, threaten,
ing to shoot if tbey did not comply.
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