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A Fearful Calamity on the Brooklyn
TWO MASSES OF HUMANITY MEET.
Neither can Pass the Other and Neither
can Gire Way.
HEAVY PRESSURE FROM BEHIND.
Causes a Crush and a Panic that Kills
SCORES DINUEROUSLY WOUNDED
A Scene of Fiiirhtfnl Agony and Despair
LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED
Some Stories of Hair-Breadth Escapes
from a Terrible Death.
.'• New Yobic, May — A fearful catas
trophe occurred on Last River bridge
this afternoon, by which a large
number of people lost their lives. The
narrowness of tho foot-way for passengers
is the cause of tho horror. The majority
of the dead aro so far unidentified. At
about 4 o'clock a long line of people on
foot in the center walk of the structure
going from and coming to this city, thick
ened, swelled and stopped in its motion
just at the stairs leading up from the con
crete roadway to the bridge proper. Strong
men and feeblo women, manhood and in
fancy were wedged together in that jam
by (he fearful pressure of the crowd,
which extended miles, one might say. on
either end of tho line.
It was a remorseless, fearful, stupid
force that held its victims immovable as
the stone foundation of the bridge itself.
The stoppage lasted nearly an hour, dar
ing which time scores of people fainted. i
To relieve the jam, tho bridge officers re
moved ?omo of the iron paling a few feet
from the stairway on the New York side,
when, of course, those unfortunate enough
to be near the opening, weak and fainting
at tho death, as they were, immediately
fall belter shelter, heels over head down on
the jagged, gravelly road beneath, a mass
of braised, discolored human flesh. Scores
wore trampled upon instantly and to stum
ble was death. Men were dragged out of
that heap of holjple 1 ?:? humanity, their faces
ns b'ao as iaclj^o, aud life blood trickling
out of their nostrils. Children and women
were pale, uishtveled and dead. The road
way on eiti.sr sido of lha. walk was
strewn with dead trail dying— a pitiable
sight and yet, it is said, no efforts were
made by the bridge officials to stop people
coming on the bridge. The dead and dy
ing were carried off in wagons, carts, etc.,
improvised for the service, v.nd it was a
long time tct'ore the police arrived and
anything like order was restored or an
Meanwhile, teauis were rushing both
ways at full gallop over the roadways,
which no one could tell, threatening the
limbs and lives of those on foot who were
attempting to assist the unfortunate vic
tim', the police shouting themselves hoarse
"clear tha way," wagons rattling over the
roagh stone?-, men and women crying in
all directions, made it a bedlam in
deed. A parly of men in uniform did
yeoman service at the spot as volunteer
police to check the vulgar and carious.
AT CHAMBERS BT3EET HOSPITAL
here, there are lying thirteen dead, six
unknown mou und six unknown women
and George Smith, of No. 42 Watts street
Tho office war- filled with people making
frantic inquiries for missing friends, and
with hysterical women. Two more of the
dead, on 6 a boy o* fifteen and tho other a
young woman, are lyiug nfoity hall police
station unidentified. !■'. E. D.tle, No. 79
Henry si reel, Wilhelmina Loew, 11)0 Mon
ro9 ei.ceet, two unknown women, Mrs. C.
Vogle, No. :;l West T*enty-Kixth street,
Minnie Smith, 215 Houston street, Ellen
Hegau, I"<o. G_ Horatio street, an unknown
boy, an unknown girl, Mattie A. Style, 237
Grove street, Jersoy City. Tho iullowing
rABTIATi LIST OF -wounded.
Frank Barr tit, lt) Mott street, legs and
arm brokeii. Ho is a little boy and his
another was with him.
Otfco BischoiT, Cl 9 East Sixth street, leg
broken and injured internally.
Andrew Dougherty six years old, No. 152
Charles Eberwin. 314 East Fifth street,
L. M. Eberet, mulatto, 7 Manhaseei
Barbara Ottinger, a young lady, chest
injured and right eye badly crowned, 4t3
East Sixth street.
Thomas Rerdon, thirteen yeare old, 36
Montgomery street, injured about iha
Bernhard Reiohers, a cigar maker, 335
Delaney atre* t, severely.
Mina Schmidt, 258 Hueston ptreet.
Mrs. S. E. Ring. 273 St. Marke place,
slightly injmed in chest.
Lizzie Tierney, agt-d 13, St Mark's ave
nue, Brooklyn, injured about the body.
Lester R3-qne, severely injured.
John Keller, West Farm*, missing.
I^nalio Inter] am, 252 Seventh avenue,
Annie G l«lstein,s3 E ist Broad head
Sarali Gaerteuor, a young girl, 27 Suffolk
street, bruised on head, arms anri legs.
Albertina Bohnet, 139 Divisioi. street,
last seen to fall with her baby in her arms,
when the crowd rushed over her. The
baby was found but the mother is missing.
THE SCENE IN CITT HALL POLICE STATION
was simply terrible. Women were scream
ing and wringing their hands ; men with torn
clothing and bleeding faces, and all around
the forms of the wounded, most of them
unconscious, lying beside the walls. Every
now and again frantic mothers would rush
inquiring for some one, but there were
none to answer. The revival of the insen
sible occupied all thoughts. Then the
jangle of the ambulance bells added to the
confusion as wagon after wagon tore up to
the door, and surgeons descended. A per
fect stream of unconscious forms was
borne into the station on stretchers as the
ambulances were filled and driven away.
"I was walking along the bridge to
wards the New York entrance," said a
man who held a young girl who was cry
ing bitterly by the hand, "when I heard
shouting i-.nd screaming suddenly arise in
front ol" ma. Then I saw hats, sticks and
hands stretched aloft, and with one scream
the whole dense mass surged and swayed
towards the gates. I suppose the people
thought the bridge was coming down.
Any way they
FOUGUT, SCEEASIED AND YELLED LIKE DE
Children and women were knocked down
and trampled upon, and I was borne irre
sistably out on the entrance. Then I found
this little girl, who had lost her friends,
and here we are safe, thank God!" The
little girl, between her sobs, said her
namewas Flora Davies, 02 Lewis street.
"I went on the bridge" said Charles
Bligh, 59 Third street, Brooklyn, "at about
four o'clock, and as I was approaching
the river span, I found myself unable to
move either backward or forward. Women
and children commenced screaming. Hun
dreds of men climbed with great difficulty
onto the beams, running over the rail
roads and made their way to the carriage
way. Many let themselves drop through
between the beams, and were caught by
those beneath. A number of women also
escaped in this way. I escaped in this
way myself. The police and others helped
to pull out the dead and dying, and they
v,-ere laid on the roadway until an ambu
lance came. The ehrieks of children on
the pathway were blood curdling:. They
cried 'help, save me for God's sake,' but
where ws were we could do nothing."
THE SUPERINTENDENT 8 STOIiY.
Mr. Martin, superintendent of tie
bridge, was roen by a reporter a few min
ntes after the accident. He r-p.id, <; ilve
minutes before word came to coy office
about the catastrophe, I received '?vord in
answer to my inquiry, that everything
v,; j .tt going on smoothly ou tha bridge, and I
pedestrians were moving along quietly. I
certainly have no idea \»hat caused the
horrible tragedy, as various accounts have
reached me. From four distinct sources
I hear, however, that the panic was
brought about by a gang of pickpockets.
New York policemen had warning to-day,
that thieves aud bunko men were opera
ting the bridge, but as none of them were
identified, of course we could do nothing.
As «oon as I heard of the crush, I ordered
the roadways to be thrown open, and peo
are goirg across that way now.
FHO3I THE SUN IIXTEA.
There was a crush at the steps
at the New York approach to Brook
lyn bridge this afternoon, a panic followed
and at least 14 persons were killed and
many wounded. The crush began shortly
before 4. At that hour thousands of peo
ple were on the bridge, most of them com
ing from Brooklyn. The air was clear and
brisk and people walking rapidly. As the
crowd approached a short flight of steps,
those iv front pushed back for fear they
might be precipitated over the steps, a
distance of about six feet. These people,
in drawing back from the steps, made the
nucleus of a jam, for thousands behind
them pushed on unheeding- Almost in
stantly people began to shout "etand
back" and '"give us room. : '
Meanwhile the crowd from New York,
which was at the foot of tho stairs, got
blocked. Men at the head of the New
York crowd fought their way back, leaving
aclea.iug space at the foot of the steps.
The shouting and crowding from the
Brooklyn side increased. It was utterly
inexplicable. People in the advance guard
of th« Brooklyn throng were pnshed in
sfito of themselves toward the steps.
The; seemed to have a horror of going
over the steps, although the flight is only
five or six feet high. They locked arms
and pushed furiously back against the
thousands coming steadily over from
Brooklyn. In a few minutes, at a point
just above the steps, there was a slow
yielding to the frightful pressure from be
hind, and the front of the crowd waa
forced nearer and nearer to the edge of the
Women and children were screaming
for help, and men were shouting con
fusedly. Umbrellas, parasols and canes
were thrown over the rails at the side by
people who needed their hands to fight
their way oat of the desperate crowd. At
last with a single shriek that cut through
above the clamor of thousands, the voice
of a young girl who lost her footing on the
perilous edge and fell headlong, was heard.
She struck the pathway at the foot of the
steps. She raised herself on her hands
and would have got up, but in another
moment she wa3 buried four deep under
tho bodies of others who fell over the steps
after her. She was dead when they got
her out, more than half an hour after
The men sprang upon the rails at the
ST. PAUL, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1883.
sides and waved the crowd back from both
sides, but people continued to crowd on
toward the steps. No police were in Bight.
Every minute the excitement was worse.
Men in the crowd lifted children above
their heads to save them from the crush.
People were still paying their pennies at
both gates, and swarming on .
At last the people at the New York end
of the bridge understood what was hap
pening, the gates were closed, and Iword
was sent to Brooklyn to close the gates
Messengers were sent to the police (sta
tion on Oak street, but.before any outside
help came the bridge police, assi sted by
citizens, pressed two grooers' wagons into
the ambulance service. They were ]
LOADED WITH DEAD AND DYING)
and wore driven off the bridge, followed
by crowds of distracted men and women.
As the wagons came to the outer street
they were obliged to stop to allow a bril
liantly uniformed band playing gay music
to pass up Chatham street. dead
bodies had been laid in the basement of
Chambers street hospital at 0 o'clock.
Two of the dead Jwere identified — Geo.
Smith, 42 Watts street, and Ellen Riordon,
36 Montgomery street.
Among the injured were ,T. E. Dale, 75
Henry street; Wilholmina Loew, Monroe
street; Thomas Riordan, 3G Montgomery
street; Mrs. Chas, Vogeler, 32 west 20th
street; Minnio Smith, 258 Houston street;
Ella Requa, 26 Horatio street; Frank Bar
nett, 19 Mott street. Among the uncon
scious are two unidentified men and
women, a boy and a girl. was not until
the dead wagons'came outj that the public
knew of the catastrophe. The wagons
were followed off tho birdge by women
crying for their children and-men crying
for their wives. Several women were half
naked, aDd many had only rags. One
woman had both her 6hoes torn off
aud wa3 almost bareheaded.
There were hundreds of them
DISHEVELLED AND CRYING.
Their faces were white and in many in
stances covered with dust and dirt. Mrs
Edward O. Colburn, 187 South Eighth
street, Brooklyn, came out^ into Chatham
street, leading a litttle boy with each
hand. She had lost her husband in the
throng and he had taken their youngest
child with him. While she was talking
with a reporter on Chatham street her
eldest daughter of nineteen ran up to her
crying: "Where is father?" The mother
answered that she did not know. Mrs
Colburn said: "It was an awful experience.
I saw one woman fall backward from the
steps. As soon as she fell sli3 was jumped
upon by msn, who were forced after her.
XBAXPKD nEK TO DSATU.
1 was pushed against the railing and
turned around nnd around. I\ly clothing
was torn and I was exhausted, and when I
last saw my husband li 3 was holding our
youngest child up in the air and beiog
carried toward., the edge of the slops by
the crowd. I clung to the railing. At last
some one from above grasped my wrists
and hauled me out of the crush. A few
moments later they got my two boys up.
At that time the bodies lay three feet deep
at the foot of tho steps. One man, who
was white as a sheet, struggled out of the
mass, with his dead child held above his
head. He was screaming. I stood by tb.9
rail, looking for my husband and our other
child. Ido not yet know whether they are
MB. n. A3EBCBOMBIE,
of Skaneateles, said, I came to New York
to buy goods for my store. After Boeing
the parade yesterday I went on the bridge
at 3:30 p.m. I stopped to buy a cent
medal, or I should have been on the fir3t
step when the crush occurred. After buy
ing the medal I walked along. 1 was
twenty -five yards from the steps and I
walked toward them. I noticed the jam
on the steps and stood watching the im
mense throng. A man got on tlie iron
work and beckoned to the crowd to go
back. He was not a polioeman. j
saw no policemen there. Heart] a
scream and several other serepni3
followed. The crowd surged back r.nd I
jumped over the fenco. Tha jnm centered
on the steps. I went along the stone Bides
and walked along and hnng on to the rail
ing with one hand. Just as I got up on
the north side of tho bridge the crowd
swayed toward New York and threw a girl
down on the right hand corner. She
went over sidewise aud forward, and
fell on her face. Then four men
and a woman fell on her. I cried:
"Everybody come over and get away, for
God's sake." I have been used to handling
small gangs of men. I yelled for them to
get over the rail, and pulled a man over.
I got him over and the women next to him,
and after a hard struggle got them so that
they stood along the iron works. Mean
time the throng was wedged at the scene
of the accident. The tide was from
Brooklyn, as the New York entrance was
closed to all but reporters and the
wounded. It was not until a quarter of
6 that a squad of police were sent on the
bridge and the crowd was thinned.
The following is
A BEVISED LI3T OF DEAD AND INJUBED
obtained shortly before midnight from the
hospitals and stations. It then embraced
twelve dead, eleven of whom have been
identified, and twonty-six injured, some
badly, others less seriously.
Jerusha Bazzeno, 45 years, 302 Plymouth
Wm. H. Craft, aged 60, of 430 Grand
street, New York, leaves a wife r.nd four
Maud Crawford, aged 35, of AVest Thirty
ty-Seventh street, near Broadway.
Sarah Hennessy, aged 22, of 190 Wash
Eliza Karten, aged 66, Jersey City.
Ah La Ling, a*ged 60, Brooklyn.
James O'Brien, aged 55, No. 88 Light
street; leaves a wife and four children.
Ellen Reardon, aged 60, No. 36 Mont
D George Smith, aged 44, of No. 42 Watts
Mrs. Emma Sherwood, aged 35, Bridge
Margaret Sallivan, aged 13, of 115 Mon
Unknown boy, about 14, light hair,
dressed in dark suit.
THE INJUHED ABE:
Frank Bassett, aged 15,0f 19 Mott street,
left leg and arm broken.
Adolph Bischoil, 19 Sixth street, knee
Albertina Bohnel, aged 10, 139 Division
street, crushed and bruised.
Samuel Dalton, aged_33, widewer, 320
West Twenty -ninth street, contusions on
back and loins,
David Delcaot, aged 31, 108 Avenue B,
>. Edward Doherty, aged five, of No. 152
Ferry slrest, spine broken.
Mary Disler, aged eighteen, Second
avenue, fatally injnred.
Chas. Ebermin, aged 11, of No, 334,
Fifty-fourth street, right leg broken.
Catharine Jones, aged sixty-five, No. 96
Grove street, head and breast injured.
Mrs. Margaret Gallagher,aged thirty, No.
330 Madison "street, suffocation and
Wilhelmina Loen,aged sixty-two, No. 190
Monroe street, suffocation and bruises.
Lizzie O'Brien, aged eleven, No. 88
Light 3treet, crushed dangerously.
Barbara Ottinger, aged twenty-two, No.
443 Sixth street,eye and head hurt.
William Oxford, aged twenty-five, No. 90
Cherry street, contusions.
F. E. Dale, aged twenty-six, No. 79 Hen
ry street, severe scalp wound.
Ella Regan, No. 62 Horatio street, suf
focation and bruises.
B. Reichers, cigar maker. No. 335 De
laney street, fatally crushed.
Thomas Riordon, aged 19, No. 36 Mont
gomery street, leg broken and bruised.
Margaret Ryan, aged 30, No. 230 Cherry
street, shock and contusion?.
Minnie Smith, aged 18, 258 East Hous
ton street, suffocation.
Mattie A. Stiles, aged 22, 257 Gold streot,
Jersey City, contusion.
Mrs. Lizzie Terrey, St. Mark's avenne,
Andrew Tardy, aged "», 152 Pei'.rl street,
siiull fractured :ind dying.
Mary Thompson, aged 7, 113 Monroe
street, <-kull Jracnred.
Mrs. Clihs. Vogeler,aged 35, West Twen
ty-si^th street, suffocation.
Edward Elert, colored, aged ihirry-three,
No. 7 Monhansett plaoe, Brooklyn, braises.
Unknown man, delirious and badly
IS NEW XOBS liO.iriT.VL
the list will yet l>3 extended. It is reported
that many of tho wounded, perhaps some
of the dead, were driven straight to their
homes when they TSished Chatham straet,
instead of to city hall station. Inquiries
ar3 making for many persons missing and
supposed to have been on the bridge at the
i tine of the ecci'ient. Among those wore
Edward E. Colburn, aged thirteen, of
Williamsbnrg, who got separated from hi*
father and brother in the crush on the
bridge. He had not turned up at mid
night, hut, his hit was found in Oik street
J. S. Smith, Van Brand street, Brooklyn;
Michael Carr, aged twenty -five, No. 80
Henry street; Thomas Finnegan, aged
eleven, No. 724 West Eleventh street, all
left their homes half an hour before the
accident to go on the bridge. Rev. Win.
11. Reed, No. 150 Washington street, Brook
lyn, recovered his valise with sermons and
an umbrella at Oak street station. He
lost them in the crush whilo trying to help
a man and child out. Both escaped.
The following added to tho list of in
jured reported at New York hospital after
Peter Regan, aged thirty-four, Nr. 47
Park street, lacerated scalp wound.
An unknown man, ribs and arms broken.
When the approach wa3 cleared at last,
it was literally covered with articles of
clothing mill personal property abandoned
in the st:n,r k rie. They were viewed with
amazement by people coming over from
Brooklyn, who had not heard of the dis
aster. In the excitement of the crash.
Wm. Oxford, aged forty-live, a drunken
man, deliberately jumped from tho bridge
j approach into William street, and receiv
ed severe internal injuries and ex
ternal bruises. The place on the bridge
where the accident occurred, is the danger
spot in the structure.
Other Vnsuu it tes.
KILLFD BY THE CABS.
[Special Telegram to the Globe, j
MiLWACiEE, May 30 — An inmate of the
Soldiers' home, named Henry Mosley, was
ruu over and instantly killed by the
through express train on tha St. Paul road,
at 11:15 o'clock this forenoon, near the
railroad station, on the home grounds. In
attempting to cross the track, directly in
front of the locomotive, in spite of the
warnings of a home policeman, the unfor
tunate man was struck by the cow catcher
of the engine and hurled a distance of
nearly fifty feet. When picked up life was
extinct, although no bones were broken,
and ths only mark on the body was a small
cut over ons eye. It is thought he must
have sustained internal injuries sufficient
to cause instantaneous deit'i. Mr. Mosley
had been an inmate of the institution
about four years, and during the war was a
member of company A, Thirtesnth Illinois
cavalry. He was about CO years of
age, and a great sufferer from
rheumatism. The home officials Bpeak very
highly of the character of the deceased,
and say he has an excellent record. The
coroner was immediately notified of the
THE INDIANA CYCLONE.
Indianapolis, May 30. — The news of a
very destructive tornado having passed
over the counties of Clay, Owen, Johnson,
and Shelby Monday evening, was not re
ceived sooner on account of the smaller
town 3 which suffered most having no tele
graphic communication. At Clay City, a
town in the southern part of Clay
county, the tank building of Thompson <fc
Wittso was unroofed and Abe Burger's
warehouse destroyed, besides other smaller
buildings. The storm passed over a part
of the town and destroyed John Craft's
farmhouse, demolishing it and kill
ing five inmates. Mrs. Crafts and
child, Mrs. Williamson and child, and a
young man named Pfister, who stopped to
take refuge. A heavy rain and hail ac
companied the wind. At Patrioksburg,
Owen county, the path of the cyclone was
a mile wide, and great havoc was made in
the town. Two sawmills were destroyed,
besides a dozen houses; a large flour mill
unroofed. Coats and Smaltz's store was
badly wrecked and the proprietors badly
injured. The houses of Dr. Richards and
Dr. Storm, and the Christian church were
all damaged greatly. The Flat Rock val
ley in Shelby county suffered from high
winds, destroying timber, orchards, fences
and houses, rendering many roads impas
sable. The loss is many thousand dollars.
A DISaSTEOUS STOBM.
Cincinnati, May 30. — Reports are still
coming in of the storm Monday night up
the Little Miami valley. Something like a
cloud-burst occurred, driving people off
the first floors with floods. At Freeport
the bridge across the Miami was torn j
from the piers and wrecked and Stubbs' I
flouring mill was unroofed. In Shelby,
Decatur and Bartholomew counties, Ind.,
the destruction of barns, fences, timber
and growing crops was almost immeasur
able, yet not a single person was hurt. In
Butler county, Ohio, a family near West- j
Chester was badly injured by falling walls.
A great number of barus were unroofed
and two or three dwellings were demol
ished. At Lancaster, Owen county, lud.,
W. R. Williams, wife and child and four
Craft brothers were killed by timber fall
ing on them and several others were in
jured. Various other points in Ohio and
Indiana report high wind, extraordinary
rain, hail and lightning.
Ltxchoubg, Vr., May 30. The most dis
astrous fire that ever visited this city broke
out at 10 o'clock this morning and is now
raging furiously. Half a million dollars
worth of property is already destroyed, in
cluding the Daily Virginian building and
fixtures, Commercial bank, the large hard
ware establishment of Jones, Watts Bros.
& Co., the large tobacco manufactory of
Hood & Peters, and other business houses.
Soveral residences were also destroyed.
; A strong wind is blowing, and the fire de
partment is unable to cope with the
names. Telegrams have been sent to
Richmond for assistance.
The fire was got under control after rag
ing two hours and destroying property to
the amount of over $300,000. The loss of
•Tones, Watts Bros. & Co. is estimated at
130,000, with insurance of only §32,500.
The Virginian office was totally destroyed.
The loss is estimated at $30,000, with in
surance of §15,000. Peters & Flood, to
bacconist lose about $50,000 and iu.-mel
for §34,000. A number of smaller build
ings are destroyed on which thoro was a
partial insurance, and others wore partly,
damaged by water and lira. Five men,
Halsey, Gouldman, policeman James
Vaughan, Felix Beldalare, Jas. Clemens
and Captain Wm. It. Moor*?, the last a con
ductor on the Norfolk & Western railroad
ware buried under the falling walls of the
Virginian building and killed.
It took several hours of hard work to re
cover their bodies?. The city cauuoil held
11 meeting to-night au:l posed resolutions of
respect to the dead and calling noon
citizens to enspend business to-morrow
and attend the funeral. The council also
made arrangemeots for tho erection of a
monument over their gr;ivoa. Business was
practically suspended all day and the city
is in great gloom over tha tragic death of
live persons. White and colored military
companies were called out by the mayor
early in the day for tho protection of
property, everything being in a state of
unparalleled confusion. The fire com
panies of Richmond and Danville were
recalled, their services not being needed.
The insurance aggregates about §100,000.
BOTTOM DISOPPED OUT.
KhoxvUiXiE, Tonn , May 30.— To-night an
accident occurred causing damage to the
Knoxville water works. The bottom of
one of the reservoirs dropped out, empty
ing in five minutes 500,000 gallons of
water, into a cave beneath. The water did
not come to the surface, though the reser
voirs are on a hill several hundred feet
high. The existence of the cave was not
previously known. The other reservoir
was not damaged.
TWO FATAL ACCIDENTS IN BOSTON HABBOB.
Boston, May — The yacht, Skylark,
capsized in the harbor this afternoon and i
the following persons were lost: David
Butler and Matthew Kenny, of West hill,
Jas. Wood and Jas. Oleary, of Boston, i
Richard O'Brien, of South Boston and
another unknown man.
The steam gauge cock on tho steam
barge Ardria Nat-ter, burst this afternoon
on the way from Pivint of Pines, severely
scalding Juo. J. O'Loary, of Boston and
Edward Hart,\the engineeiywho will proba
bly die. Bart McNamara, Henry McCctrty
of East Boston and Andrew Mclntyre
were also severely scalded and probably
Quebec, May 30. — A frightful accident
occurred at Betchuan, twenty miles below
Point Esquimaux. Fourteen men from
the seal fishery were dividing two kegs of
gunpowder, in their house, aud one of
them was smoking. A spark fell into the
powder, the house was blown to atoms and
two men carried about 100 yards. Seven
of the party were terribly burned but none
St. Louis, May 30. — The funeral of Wil
liam Anderson, the miner killed by the
military, took place at 3 o'clock this after
noon. Over 1,500 miners attended the
funeral. The inqnest was continued this
morning and several witnesses examined,
among them Deputy SnerifL* Itogland aad
Anthony. The testimony was conflicting
as to who began the firing, although D»p
nty Sheriff Rogland stated he saw a man
DOinUng a revolver at him; then shots
were immediately fired. All is quiet at
BelleTille and other mine* to-day. It is be
lieved some way out of the difficulty will
be found, und work be resumed at all mines
Matt. Lewis, oonvicted four times at S\
Louis for murdering his wife, and sen
tenced to hang three times, has been
granted another stay of execution from
June 8 to 29.
The ratifications of the treaty between
Corea and the Uuited States have been
exchanged at tho Coreaa capitol. ThU is
the first treaty between Corea and a
The iron manufacturers of the Cincin
nati district charge thn demand of the
Amalgamated association to restore thf
scale of 1881, as it breach of good f*ith.
They will assume the oileiisive in^t^ad ol
the defensive during the strike, which they
predict won't last long.
At Pitteburg — Five (innings only on
account of the rain . St. Louis 4 ; Alle
At Trdnton, N. J. — Trentons 12; Univer
At Providence, — Providence 4; Buffa
At New York. — Metropolitans 1; Gincin
At Philadelphia. — Athletics 8; Columbuß
5. Afternoon game. — Athletics 9; Cincin
natis 10,' eleven innings.
At Baltimore, — Eclipse 9; Baltimores 5.
Afternoon game — Eclipse 7 ;jßaltimores 8;
At Philadelphia, — Philadelphias 8; Chi
cagos 15. Afternoon game — Philadelphias
4; Ghioagos 22.
At Pittsburg.— Allegheny s 10; St.
At Springfield. — Springfields 7; Peo
At Providence. — Clevelands 5; Provi
At New York.— Metropolitans 1; Cincin
At New York. — Two games by Detroits
and New Yorks. Morning — Detroits 5;
New Yorks 2. Afternoon — New Yorks 8 ;
la the game at Springfield to-day the
Peoria9 left the grounds betore the end of
the Bth inning, claiming that Umpire
Webster was unfair to them. The Peorias
will protest the game which was decided 9
to oin favor of the Springfields, when
the actual score was, Springfield?, 7;
Louisville, May 30. — Seventh day.
Purse mile dash — J. Carter & Co's
Monticello first; F. Water's Vanguard,
second, J. W. Booth's Metropolis, third.
Second race, club purso $250, two year
olds, five f urlongs — I. J. Megibben's Mis 3
Brewster. first; C. M. Spiegeler's Neophyte
second; Louisiana stables, Pluck and Luck
third. Time I:O7J£.
Merchants' stake, all ages, mile and fur
long—G. W. Darden & Co's Meditator,
first; J. F. Williams' Checkmate, second;
R. C. Pate's Bondholder, third. Time
Fourth race, pnrse $250, all ages; three
quarter mile — M. T. Danaher's Pope Leo
first; Steingle & Co's Highflyer second;
B. G. Thomas' Highflight third. Time
Filth race, pone $;!,")0, mile heats — J. B,
Randall's Lufas L first: L. P. Tarleton
Jr's MLstral second, Time 1:52 1 4«
Little Rock, Ark., May — The Arkan
sas State Medical society convened in its
eighth annual session this morning. The
address of welcome was by Dr. C. W. At-
Kins and ths annual address by Dr. J. H.
Southall, both of Little Rock. Thero was
a large number of applicants for mem
bership, and the attendance was unusually
large. The afternoon and night sessions
were consumed in the reading and discus
sion of paper?. The grand banquet and
\ ball take place to-morrow.
The Chippewa Indians are starving, are
I they '! Let our government take a lesson
from Enplnnd, and, instead of wasting
money on them, ship them to the hospita
ble shores of Great Britain, and set them
adrift, each with a silver dollar in his pock
et. — Boston Herald.
The civil service reform commissioners
are at Louisville. Ky.
COMPLIMENTARY BENEFIT. _____
TO THE WIDOW OF
LATE MANAGER OF ST. PAUL OPERA HOUSE,
COMMENCING AT 1:30, PROMPT.
Benefit Tendered by the Full
COMMODORE DAVIDSON, OWNER OF THE OPERA HOUSE
AND FRIEND OF THE BENEFICIARY.
GOUNOD'S MAGNIFICENT OPERA
In Her "Wonderful Impersonation of "MARGUERITE."
PEAKS, the Greatest Mephistopheles living.
ELSNER, the Bewitching "Siebel," and
APPLEBY, in his splendid rendition of "Faust,"
. AND OTHERS OF THE
Hess Am Organization of Me Stars aiElCtois,
With tho Largest aid most Complete Orchestra ever heard in St. Paul, embracing th 9
full strength of
Aggregation of Musical Genius and Skill led by Di, A fW J} TtVf AD
m Al)u\\i I ft that Master of the Baton, and Musical Director, llvi. H.Li l;ll_Vll»
ALL, VOLUNTEERED FOR THE OCCASION,
Tickets, - - $1.00,
For salo at the Globe oilica, Hatele, Book, Music and Drug Stores. Good for Ile3erved Seats at
Opera Hoiuo Box OS:::?, ■without extra charge, on and after Hi's morning at 9 o'clock.
Marriageble women are scarce and high
in Utah. "Elder Jim Wood and Susan
Stoddard of Bountiful celestialized in the
early springtime, the elder giving for Su
san a cow and a load of hay." Celestializa
tion means polygamous marriage.
A sailor dropped out of the rigging of a
ship-of-war, some fifteen feet, plump on the
head of the first lieutenant. "Wretch,"
said the officer, after he had gathered him
self up, "where did you come from?"
"From the north of Ireland, yer honor."
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Sole Shipper to tho Northwest of
Philadelphia and Heeding
And Dealer in all Grades
Support the only competition to the FUEL
RING by sending mo your orders and getting
PULL WEIGHT, CLEAN COAL and PBOMPT
OFFICE REMOVED— 32B Jackson street, no.
der Dawson's bank.
Retail Yard Cor. Fourth Jackson Sts.
""WOOD'S OPERA HOUSE,
Seventh, near Jackson, Monday, May 28, and
During the Week,
A .BRILLIANT BILL.
Return of the Talented Young Actor,
EL T. Goodrich,
In His New American Melodrama, Entitled
Mmte. the Gambler,
A fine olio, consisting of Charles and Essie
Crayon, Crimmins Bros., Green anil Lawton and
Mr. Ben. Williams. 151
All persons desirous of obtaining
Pleasant Sum Hies,
On the shores of
WMte. fear Lake,
Aro invited to free ride to the beautiful grounds
of the Mahtomedia Assembly, on
Friday, June 1.
Can will leave the depot at 8:20 o'clock a. m.,
by St. Paul & Duluth railroad. Parties goini*
will obtain their tickets of the undersigned, at
the gas office. A. J. GOODiiICH, Secy.