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FLOOD AjVD WIJV7).
Coast Cities of Texas ?isited
Advices regarding the awful effects
of the storm which raged along thu
gulf coast of Toxhb began to arrive.
Sunday and the story they told wan
frnught with horror. First In Import
anco was tho news that Galveston wifl ,
struck by a tidal wave and that tlm
loss of life there wait between ',500
and 3,000. The water was fifteen foot
deep over Virginia point, livery ef
fort wan made to got telcRrnphlr or 1
cable communication with the wrecked 1
city, but to little avail.
From the Red river on the north to !
the gulf on the south ami thioughout
the central part of the state, Texas waB
RtorroBwept for thirty hours by n West
Indian hurricane, which laid waste
property, causod great loss of life, and
effectually stopped all telegraphic nnd
telephone communication south of
Austin, while the operation of trains
was Horlously handicapped. Starting
with the hurricane which visited Gal
veston ami the coast Saturday noon,
and which prevailed there to such an
extent that no communication was had
with the Island to ascertain what tho
loss to life and property were, the hur
ricane made rapid Inroads Into the
center of tho state, stopping long
enough Saturday night at Houston to
Ret the buildings of tho city and to
causo niu.ch lo3s to property interests
there. Advancing Inland , thq storm
swept Into tho towns of Hempsted, 50
miles above Houston, thenco to Chap
pell Hill, 20 miles further; thence to
Brenhatu, :t0 miles further, wrecking
all three towns and terrorizing the
peoplo beyond expression. The storm
1 was so destructive at those points as
to blow over quit, n number of houses
and several persons were killed.
3,000 Peoplo Drowned.
The elty of Galveston, flooded many
feet deep with water, with half Its
buildings wrecked and perhaps 3,000
of its inhabitants drowned, Is the chief
sufferer In the liurrlcnno horror of
Port Arthur, its rival further to the
east, has escaped with 11 drenching
from a foot'of water In tho stroets and
with tho loss of a few piers.
Hut many other towns and villages
and cltlca have suffered as well as Gal
veston, and, In proportion to their
size, suffered almost as severely.
The situation for all of southern
Texas Is a terrible one, but for Galves
ton It U ono of horror.
The bridge across the bay from the
mainland to tho Island on which Gal
veston ! built aro either wiecked or
too badly damaged to use. Tho only
ono that may by any chance bo atand
iiiR Is that of tho Galveston, Houston
and Northorn railroad, and It cannot
be used because tho drawbridges over
creeks to the north are gone.
As to the country noith of Galveston
It is thought that every town on tho
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad
SUCTION OF TEXAS DEVASTATED MY III MUM CAN' 13. 1
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Historic Hurricane in fhe Southern State.
1840 Adams county, Mlsslbslppl; 317 , Henry and Saline counties. Missouri;
killed, 100 injured; loss, J1.2CO.000. 8 killed, 53 Injured; 247 buildings do
1R48 Adams eountv. Mlsslsslnol: 500 stroyed; lose, $300,000. 1883 Kemper,
killed; groat property loss. 1SS0 Har
ry, Stono, Webster and Christian coun
ties, Missouri; 100 killed; COO Injured;
200 buildings destroyed; lass, 11,000,
009. 1880 Noxubee county, Mississip
pi: 32 killed, 72 Injured; 5.1 buildings
.destroyed; loss, $100,000. 1880-Fan-, $300,000. 1884-North and boutn uaro
jilu county, Texas; 40 killed, 83 In-' Una, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee,
-Jurod; 49 buildings destroyod. 18S2 j Virginia, Kentucky, und Illinois; 800
WlPWi"i" ',; i ttfWfAmnimnMK&iiHMmim
south of Waco, every town on the (Julf,
Colorado and Santa Fr south of Tom
pie, and every town on the Houston
and Texas Central south of Heine has
been bady Injured.
Early telegrams were received at
Houston from most of these places ex-
cfipt thoBe still further south than I
Houston, and hardly one failed to re
port some deaths, along with a story
of many buildings wrecked, In some
eases oven to the destruction of all the
buildings In the town.
The only serloiiH railroad acoliUnt
leported as dun to the storm occurred
J south of Houston Saturday night. A
Santa Fo train was lifted bodily and
blown off the tracks about two miles
north 6f Alvln Mrs. Prather of Ros
enberg, Texas, wa killed nnd half a
dozen people, were Injured.
Tho train was running slowly at the
time of tho wreck, which accounts for
the comparatively small loss of life.
Tho car In which Mrs. Prather was rid
ing was thrown Into the water and
sho was pinned down with her head
out of a window In such a manner
that she drowned before help came.
- Not h Home KIuiiiNiik.
Among other towns south of Hour-
i"u.t imcncocK is reponeu 10 nave 1
suffered severely, while Alta Lomu, a !
little village, Is said to be without a
single house still standing. Pearland
met the same fate.
At Seabtooke four persons nro
HRIDGE OVER GALVESTON HAY.
known to have been killed, but as only
two houses nre still standing there It
Is supposed that the loss of life was
greater than this. Seventeen persons
aie missing. A Laporte relief tra'n
that got as far as Scabrookc picked up
three bodies on the way.
Suffer Very HraUly.
A( Drookshiro also four deaths arc
reported, and there four houses nro
Towns further north add to tho sto
ries of horror. Cypress, Hockley, Wal
ler and Hempstead aro thought to have
lost about 20 per cent of their build
At Taylor the Missouri, Kansas nnd
Texan depot was destroyed nnd several
lives arc reported lost.
Uastrnp, Smlthvllle and Temple also
sutfercd very heavily, both In lives
Galli'itnn llrniltlful Cllj.
Galveston, the second largest city In
Texas and tho commercial metropolis
of that state. Is situated nt the north
east extremity of Galveston island, at
mouth of tho bay of the same nnmo.
It Is a beautiful city, laid out with wide
and straight streets, bordered with
numerous flower gardens, magnolias,
flowering shrubs nnd trees. The streets
aro only a fow feet above the sea and
havo been frequently swept by surging
waves stirred up by cyclones and tor
nadoes. Tho city Is the third cotton shipping
port In the United States. Its foreign
and domestic trado Is large, its total
THE COTTON DOCKS
Copiah, Simpson, Newton and Lauder
dale counties, Mississippi; 51 killed, 200
Injured; 100 buildings destroyod; loss,
$300,000. 1883 Izard, Sharp .and Clay
counties, Arkansas; 5 killed, 102 In
jured; CO buildings destroyed; loss,
lllf Qlflll HB m 11 I III Jnli 1 1
trade In 181)2 ex. ot tied $70,000,000, and
since then Iiuh largely Increased. It
bhlpped to domestic and foreign port
more than 1.000,000 bales of cotton In
IHH3. and these llguruK have Mince been
greatly exceeded. According to the
census of 1890 It had a population of
almost 110,000 and contained 187 man-
Hfaclurlng establishments, represent
ing a capital of almost JS.umi.OOO. and
nn annual product of about the same
amount. The population In 1100 Is J7.
W. S. Wall of Houston, who has a
summer home at Moigan'H Point, re
late the escape of .Mrs. Wall dining
Saturday night's tidal wave:
"My wife had not been long at tin
hotel, where she was taking supper,"
said he "James Hlnck, a mei chant,
ushetl Into thu dining room and call
ed upon all to lice for their live. The
ttdul wave was on tnem In an Instant,
and almost befoie they could leave the
hotel to go to a higher point, the rush
ing wateis were all about them more
than three roct deep. Mr. lllack.Rtrug
glliig against the elements, bore my
wife In safety to the Vincent home.
"Returning Immediately to the hotel,
Mr. Hlnck in a like manner brought
safely to the Vincent home his aged
father and mother. Ills next act of
heroism was to rescue Mrs. Hushmore,
HIT OF WHARF AT HOUSTON.
her two daughters, two grandchildren,
and n woman whore name I cannot re
call. "Louis Brnquet, manager of the
Ulurk hotel, was engulfed In tho wnves
and gave his life up In the successful
rescue of his wife und a colored serv
Among the refugees which the Gal
veston, Houston & Henderson train
picked up at Lamnniuc, four nnd one
half miles south of Virginia Point, was
Pat Joyce, who lived In the west end
"It began raining In Galveston Sat
urday morning early." said he. "About
9 o'clock work was discontinued by the
company nnd I left for home. I got
there about 11 o'clock und found about
three Inches of water in tho ynrd. The
wnter rose and the wind grew stronger
until It was almost as bad as the gulf
Itself. Finally the house was taken off
Its foundation nnd entirely demolished.
People all around mo wero scurrying
to nnd fro, endeavoring to find places
STRAND STREET. GALVESTON.
of safety and making tho nlr hideous
with their cries. There wero nine fam
ilies In the house, which wan a large
two-story frame, and of tho llfty peo
ple residing there myself and nleco
wero the only ones who could get
killed, 2,500 Injured; 10,000 buildings
destroyed. These storms constituted
an unparalleled series of tornadoes,
there being over sixty of them scat
tered over the territory nfter 10 o'clock
the morning of Feb. 9. 1890 Louls
vlllo, Ky.; 76 killed, 200 Injured; 900
buildings destroyed; loss, $2,150,000.
Storm cut a path 1,000 feet wide
through tho center of tho city. 1891
Louisiana and Mississippi; 10 killed,
1 T U""."
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CHAPTER 11. (Continued.)
She hesitated. And be saw her bare
hands they weie very small hands
he had noticed, wlth'slendeiiy-shaped
lingers wring themseles together as
If In overwhelming (listless or peiplex
Ity. Then she spok in u half stilled
"1 think I shall go home to him. I
am afraid to bring another doctor. I
1 shnll do what I can for him myself."
A thought struck Knderby and he
suld quickly, with a shade of emb.ir
laasmeut' "If you are afraid of Doctor How
artb's chaiges. Miss Lloyd, I think you
can let your mind be easy about that.
He la, I believe, a ery kindly and
He saw tlm till klart and flinch a
little, as If bin words had stung her.
Then she said:
"It Is not that. 1 think I had better
go struight home."
Endcrby stopped the driver and
stepped out. The gaslight fell full on
the girl's face as he turned to look at
It. What 11 ghastly, pale, troubled
young face It wast Yet It struck I1I111
that It might under certain clrcum
stances, be beautiful.
The features were small and aqui
line, the brow childishly smooth and
white, the month and chin softly and
roundly formed, t Hough the former
hud a strange expression of self-repression
now; the eyes were wolrd
and dark, though the hair seemed au
burn, the brows above them of startl
ing blackness. And what a child she
looked! Hardly sixteen, he thought,
us he looked ut her.
"What uddiesH shall 1 give the
man?'' he asked.
"Bunion Mansions," she answered.
"They are only about five minutes'
walk from here."
Endeiby knew thorn well by name
small flats, mostly occupied by needy
clerks nnd poor working women.
He stood still for a moment think
ing. "1 hope your foot will be all right,"
he said then, "and that your father
may be no worse. May 1 cull In a few
dnys nnd see?'-'
Sho gavo him n quick, utmost terri
fied glnnce, then suddenly her lips be
gan to tremble pitifully, and she
turned nsido her head.
"How kind you have been!" sho
faltered, "nnd I hnve never thanked
you." She put out her hand as If Im
pulsively, then drew It back beforo
ho could touch It. "It Is kind of you
to wish to call," she said. "Yes, I
shall bo very grateful If you do. We
llvo two stories up."
"How will you get up with that
pralued foot of yours?" he asked.
"Don't you think I had better come
with you nnd help you?"
"Oh, It 1b not much," she said, her
voice faltering; but without another
word, Enderby got In again, and thoy
drove on to Hurdon Mansions.
They were n pile of dull, dreary
looking buildings. Enderby paid tho
man and helped the girl, who limped
painfully within the buildings. Hut
when they attempted to climb the
stairs, ho saw that It cost her terrible
pain, and he turned to her,, saying
"Will you nllow me to carry you
op?" It Is the easiest and speediest
A llttlo crimson patch suddenly
showed on her cheek, like the mnrk of
a warm linger; she put up her own
hand and rubbed it feverishly us If It
"No, no; you musn't!" sho said.
But Endcrby had already stooped and
taken her in his arms. How light sho
was not so heavy as many a child
Endcrby had never had a woman In
his arms before, nnd he was almost
astonished himself to find how tender
ly they enfolded this girl. Hut for tho
Bake of one woman Endcrby was ten
der to all.
They wore soon at the landing of
the second flat. Endcrby set her
down, and sho stood leaning on the
wall, her face deadly pale ngnln, but
her eyes shining strangely.
"I cannot thank you," she said, her
lips trembling oddly and uncontroll
ably, "uut pernnps uou will repay
you for your kindness to me a
stranger of whom you know nothing.
They say London Is full of wicked
ness, but It must be full of goodness,
too. Now I must go."
"I ahall wait for a moment here,"
said Enderby, with n sudden resolu
tion. "And you will come out and tell
me If your father Is nny better. Per
haps I can do something yet to help
She turned away and opened the
door on the loft with n lachkey, then
closed It gently, Endcrby remained
where he was. In a few minutes the
door opened again, and the girl stood
at the entrnnce,
"He is sleeping," she said, whisper
ing. "Perhaps he will ho better now."
"That la good," Enderby answorod,
heartily. "May I call In a few days?"
"Yes; but ray father does not wish
anyone to know whoro he Is. You
won't tell anyone about us?" sho
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H. 3. Welsh
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"You may depend upon me
Kiulciby. hraitlly. "Good night"
llo put out his hand, the glil laid
her smalt, slim one In It. and Einleiby
gave It a friendly phvkuic. Then he
As he eiueiged Into the open nlr
again he fancied a shadow fllttod
uolse'essly inuiid 11 coiner of the man
sion.". Then ho diew himself together
with a short laugh, for a disagreeable
thrill had nut through aim at the
He bad hidden the hansom wait, und
ho went up to tho mnn, who was kit
ting drowsily befoio him.
"Did you notice a nun go round the
mansions as I came out, driver?"
Cabby shook his drowsy head.
"No, Mr, I haven't. W'y. all wise
folks In In their beds In this 'ern lo
cality bouts ago, I should sny," he
retorted, with a touch of personal
Endcrby got In, and was noon being
driven to his rooms In the West End.
Somehow, the strange Incidents of
the night had oddly unsettled him.
Even when he went to bed his di earns
were disturbed by strange, uncomfort
able reproductions of these Incidents,
grotesquely and even horribly de
formed. For so inattor-offnet a man
Paul Endcrby was oddly fanciful over
Still, undoubtedly the experience
had been rather a peculiar one.
He felt sure tlm girl was refined and
or gentle birth; It Is not dltllrult to
detect the signs of these. Her accent
wns not exactly an English one, yet
It was not peculiar enough to be' pro
Who wan she? Who was her fatner.'
What reason could she hnve for abso
lutely 1 ef using to allow another doc
tor but this Doctor Lyndon to see her
father? Who was this Doctor Lyn
don With tin; morning the Incidents of
the night before seemed to have drift
ed aft Into the same region as thut In
which dreams are mnde; hut ono
romlnlsccnco of them remained with
Enderby, nnd oddly annoyed him. it
wus the memory of the mnn who had
passed In the hansom while ho was
speaking to tho girl who called her
self by the name of Lloyd.
Enderby sauntered along to the
Couitfl, where he assumed gown and
wig, and listened to tho cuscb. Ho
was not absolutely a briefless barrister
and he was coiiHldored very clever.
But, besides that, Paul Enderby
came of a very good rnmlly, nnd was
not, though he himself wns poor, so
very far removed from the Barony of
Eglln, hnvln'g only llvo lives between
him nnd It, So that Endcrby was
somewhat of a spoiled child of Hoclety,
being n good-looking, stralght-llmbod,
hundsomo fellow enough iftcr thepuro
Saxon type, and without a tulnt upon
He wns coming out of the Courts
when Homo one tapped him on tho
"Ah. Enderby. going to tho club.
nre you? I'm due there at live and
havo one or two engagements after
dinner. I suppose you will put Injin
appearand) at the lMnnlngtons to
night?" Enderby's pleasant, frcsh-complox-loned
face had been overshadowed by
a look of annoyance as the newcomer
nddressed him. He was a man n llttlo
older than himself not above mlddlo
height, and slender with it, with a
p.ile, dnrk face, bla"k cycH placed
rather close together, and a smooth,
straight, unpleasant mouth, which had
a disagreeable habit or curling up
wards when ho laugbe I. He was Dig
by Dalton, and was by profession also
"I dare say I shall look In at tho
Ponnlngtons," ho answered, drily.
""Hut I have another engagement."
"Miss Ixmnox's reception?" smiled
Dalton. "Yes, of courRO, you will bo
there, Endorby. What a man you aro
ror being asked out! By the by, had
you anything on last night?"
Enderby looked straight Into tho
"Perhaps I had. May I ask why yon
Inquire, Mr. Dalton?"
"Oh, nothing!" Tho other shrugged
hit shoulders. "Only curious, wasn't
UT I was driving over Westminster
about half pnst one, and 1 saw a man
with a girl on the bridge, I could
havo sworn It was you. Curious,
"Not at all," Endcrby answered
coldly. "It was I."
"Oh, Ibeg your pardon! I really
would not havo mentioned it If I had
thought thnt was the case," snld Dal
ton, ns If with regret. "Of course, wo
men of the world don't Inquire too
narrowly Into each other's affairs; but
you know thore nre a few men whoso
lives seem open to every one nnd
whoso slightest action will hear Inves
tigation. I don't require to tell you,
Enderby, thnt we all consider you nro
ono of those. In fact, your member
ship at the Bayard Club Is sufficient
proof, Well, I shall not detain you,
I have a llttlo matter of business to
settle In the Strand." And lifting Ills
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hat with elaborate politeness, ho dLv
Eititeihy knew every word he had
spoken had been armed with n Vf.u
omed tip. Dalton had hated him from
the llrst time they had met. That
hatred had heroine deepened Into
something vindictive und malignant
when, through Enderby, though moro
by accident than choice, Hilton had
been dismissed from the club, which
was sometimes mockingly called tho
"Bayard," on account of having been
found cheating nt enrdo.
"Ho iccognUed me. of courre," En
derby ssld to himself. "And ho will
go to-ulglit to Mlns Lennox, and toll
her. Well, she hns moro than nn or
dinary woman's sense of fairness, Sho
will let mo speak for myself. And
will sho believe him? Or will her
heart have something to sny on my
behalf? Cecil, Cc( II!"
He whimpered tlm name to himself
c.s a devotee might whisper the name
of n sacred slnino. For to Paul En
derby, to whom nil womanhood wns
sncied, Cecil lenunx was the Incarna
tion of nil that was noblest, purest
and fullest In woman. So llttlo docs
the simple, stialghtforwnrd nature of
a good mnn understand n woman.
H was two days nfter tho reception
u L tho West End mansion of Sir Henry
Lennox, tho well-known Queen's Coun
sel, who wns considered ono of tho
wealthiest men connected with tho
Enderby had seen Cecil Lennox hut
for a fow minutes, hut she hnd then
hoen able to utter the words that
thrilled Endeiby through ns 110 other
words could have done,
"Come to see me on Friday. It Is
not my tiny nt home, hut I shall be
at home to you."
Paul Enderby was thirty, was a bnr
1 Inter, mid was prosaic, yet his heart
nnd pulse throbbed like those of 11
M-nllnicntal boy of twenty as he wns
admitted Into tho presence of Cecil
She was certainly a very beautiful
woman. Ah she came forwnrd to greet
him, her tea-gown or palo sen-green
and billowy lace railing In graceful
folds nbotit her, Enderby thought thnt
no woman who ever lived could havo
excelled her In beauty nnd grace. But
there were otheifl rho might have
thought thnt the beauty of Cecil Len
noxof the soft, exquisitely tinted
face, of the lounijed chin nnd throat,
the ted-llppcd, smiting mouth, the
deep, changeful, soft, violet eyes had
something sensuous nnd voluptuous In
Enderby did not think so. He loved
tho woman or was It tho woman he
linnclned her to be? and that was
Cecil let her soft little hand lie in
his for a moment, then'sho drew him
towards tho silk-covered couch from
which sho had rlBen.
"It was good ot you to como," sho
said, In her low, caressing voice. "We
shall hnvo tea presently. I suppose
I needn't ask you how you enjoyed
my crush? People never do enjoy
crushes. Why do wo give them at
all? Oh. I orton wish I had the cour
age of my convlctlourt.nnd could throw
off this yoko of Hoclal fashions and
conventions, and bp what I should like
best to he a simple humnn being,
asking to my houso only those I really
enrod for, and being nble to Inter-""
change thought and friendly kindness
As 11 matter of fact, Mlns Icnnox
would not have given up her "social
fashions and conventions" for any
thing that could have been given her
In oxchnngc. But slio was emver
enough to suit hor tastes, ns well ns
her conversation, to tho Individual
chin actors of her companions.
(To ho Continued.)
How riant Onlu Wrljlit.
As far as Is known tho first botani
cal experiment ever poriormod was
conducted by a Dutchman. He placed
In a pot 200 pounds or dried earth,
and In It he planted a willow branch
which weighed live pounds. Ho kopt
the whole covered up nnd dally wa
tered the earth with rainwater. After
flvo years' growth tho willow wns
again weighed nnd was round to hnvo
gained KM pounds. Tho enrth in the
pot was dried and weighed nnd had lost
only two ounces. Tho experimental
ist, thorerorc, looked upon this experi
ment as supporting tho theory that
plants required no rood hut water. But
ho was wrong. Liter It was discov
ered that much of the Increase in
weight of p!nnts was derived from car
bonic add gas In tho ulr. Vcgc'tnblo
cells contain a liquid known as "coll
tap," which Is water holding In solu
tion various materials which Havo
been taken up from without by tho
toots and leaves. Thus It is In, the
living rolls of the plant that those
"digestive" processes aro curried on
which wore onco bolleved to occur
Coa cli urn 11 Olieytil Order.
From Downs there is reported an
Instanco or "carrying a message to
Garcia," which did not result so sat
isfactorily ns It might. G. W. Young
telegraphed his coachman at Downs to
"meet me tonight with team at Sa
lem," Salem being a Bmall town n fow
miles away. But when the coachman
received tho message It road, "Moot me
tonight with team at Salina," n big
town nlnoty-six miles away. The
coachman naked the telegraph oper
ator to havo th measngo repeated, and
It camn "Salina" again, whereupon he
started for tint pbco nnd reached It
by night, though ho ruined both horses
In tho finest team of Osborno county.
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