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I A LABOR RIOT IN CHICAGO.
MMK OUT OF WOBK TACKLE THE
POLICE ON 111B LAKE FROST.
E kr Italians They Hhoerer Mioses and
CnnplInK Plea at the BlUCCOntS ll.in-
HH or Polios Charge Ihs Mob Hi llest
Tattoo with Their Hllllea on the nock
of ths Fugltlves-The Fleelns Crowd
Blockade Trsfno on ths Main Nlrcels.
Cmcioo. Aug, 30.-A Iwolvo-poundNnpoleon
inn standing in tho doorway of Batter? I. that
overlooks the Illinois Central tracks, nnd the
m shifting of gun enrringe? inside ready to tie
jjjg moved, with the preliminary of hitching tho
j horses only; soldiers with bayonets statlonod
JHS In front of the Second liegiuient armory: tho
Wt assemblage at noon In the drill hall of tho
m members of that military organization, and
H the massing of the entire police force actives.
fl reserves, and substltutos-show that tho
j authorities have come fear of a serious out-
H break on the part of tho Idlo men. who are
H proving more turbulont dally.
B There was a wild riot two minutes after the
fl pollen charged a orowd about the Columbus
H statue this noon. Borne 0,000 idlo men wero
M present. Many of them lntondod mischief, for
mm thoy were armed with iron bars, coupling pins.
Bf and atones wrapped up In newspapors. A
fl Oerman orator was haranguing the crowd at
Hj the Columbus statue. Ho was declaiming
B against maoblnery. and his remarks were so
fl well received that his audience grow auk'kly,
id and presently a donse mass of men wero
i Wedged In close togethor all around the
pi statue. Somo 200 Italian sewor diggers from
fp the South Bldo occupied places close to the
Hj speaker. About 200 foet east, near the rail
road tracks, were other Italians. They were
lying on the grass, and they at once attracted
the suspicions of Inspoctor Shea.
Order were given to the detectivee to watch
these men. One of them, alter a while, was
observed to draw a coupling pin out of his
pocket. Six or sevon of the detectives drew
near and searched the man's comrades. All
: were found to be carrying iron bars, hammers.
and coupling pins. When the discovery was
H made that a part of the crowd was armed
'. Bhea at once decided to disperse tho gathering.
! A halt a bloek away, at Wabash avenue and
I ; Congress street. Inspector Laughlln was in
fl command of a force of sixty picked men.
I.leuts. Hayes and Shephnrd and Capt Hat t-
j nett were at the head of other details massed
H further down the street. Inspector Bhea had
twenty men in his command, all Wearing plain
clothes. Word was sent to tho Wabash avenue
i foroe to march at once and disperse the crowd.
! The police were badly received, Oroansand
hisses met thein as they drew noar. end with
drawn billies, marching two abreast, they had
no small difficulty gotting to tho position re
served for them. The point of attack was
admirably chosen. Thn attacking parties
marched all around the crowd la double quiek
time and met at a point where business was
Tho nearest open way was Congross street,
just behind the crowd, and a half minute after
the word "Charge" had been given. Congress
6treot was black with Hoeing men. They
poured down Michigan Boulevard, moving oy
hundreds. They swarmed In the hallways and
clambered Into the passing chicles in. a mad
rush to get away.
I The police were in fighting mood. As they
charged on the crowd stones were thrown at
them. An avalanche of missiles rained on the
bluecoats from the crowd near tho monument.
It got worse, as the crowd was slow to move
from that point Then tho police used their
elubs right and left, and knocked down and
trampled some of the moro stubborn men
In the wild rush they made forward. The
scene was a bewildering confusion of dust and
missiles. There were oaths and cries of pain.
The police charged, and were sparing of their
clubs till tho crowd began to throw stones.
Then it was war. Men wero knocked down
right and left, and those who did not havn
time to dodge blows had to suffer. The crowd
1 was without discipline or organization and
lied like sheep after the Ilrst determined on
slaught of tho police. Many dropped Iron
missiles in their night, and the park in places
was fairly littered with those instruments of
I Oneof the mob threw a huge stone, striking
Policeman Petor O'Connor on tho head. The
right of his injury seemod to angor his com
rades, 'i'hey leaped forward and savagely
struck out right and left with their Clubs, und
aeemoii actuated with no other desire than to
knock down as many ns they could hit. Their
attack was finlous. anil It eame with such vio
lence that the crowd did not think of resisting
it a moment
Once they started to run their rout was com
plete. Up Michigan avenuo tho liuoing men
ought refuge shouting Imprecations, shriek
ing for heln. and running over each other in
their sole desire to reach a place of salute.
The side streets wero ,iuickly filled with tho
escaping multitude, who knocked down pe
destrians and darted In front of the flying grip
cars on Wabash avenue, So dense was their
numbers that horses wore stopped on tho
street and traffic was suspended. The panic
stricken men dashed ovei to Mate street and
topped tho cable cars and vehicles there, and '
never ceased running till thoy got out of
They had excellent reason, too. for tho police
were unsparing of their blows.
In the hubbub following the fight it was not
feasible to get details as to how far-reaching
he alleged plot of tho rioters was. or what it
g was aimed to accomplish by it. Tho evidence
; of Its existence was In the weapons and mis-
ij Ues found on the Itullans. nnd their concerted I
action through the day. Tho Italians came
ami went in a body, marching two by two,
with three loaders at the head of the column,
j i he-e men woro obeyed In everything.
n Larllor In the day tho Italians stormed the
S S,alo?1.'JI-ou' Spizzari on Htate street, near
Twelfth, to get an Italian flog, but there they
j were also stampeded .by tho police. A score of
men were i retted during the day.
ihe big mats meoting conducted by the
trades unions was held north of the Art In
stitute this afternoon. Mayor Harrison having
granted a permit, though asserting that it
would be the last gathering allowed on the
lake front I his meeting was most orderly.
uou luu spongers wore net Port itun ows.
the famous worker In the east end of London.
JoaglandiOsorgo K McNeill of Boston. Bishop
Bamuei Fallows. Miss Kate Field. T. V. l'ow-
h?Y2i P y,"' nu "ch O'DonnelL
The meeting was lor the purpose of suggest
IMways whereby mauvof tho unemployed
I iSRiZWXZ rh,? rrowd present was small.
B P,'11"10 tbeeieltopiont aiten. ling tho morn-
f fng scenes at the I'oluml us monument.
I Considerable alaim was f It t,y proprietors
1 o?d.eUe?r H,,?,1,ak1 ' r,ont Hf r'imPB the seen"
a i tne troublii to ilav. it was faired that
fl should the spirit of destruction ,,0 rl u.ed ho
MM hotels would be the! rst point ,,( aitsek. Ona
i aetarhinBiit of police was tlationed along the
a west lino of Michigan boulevard to head off
'A any bostllempvomont In this .i,,7.,.ii' i u olr
jfl tearing that the angry mob might seek to
gj secure amis, the BUlhorltiet tlaVV detallsd a
A CHOCTAW lill.LI 1 ItY AS OFFICER.
V Ho Attempted lo DalVeil Finale H'hlakey
11 r.C,V,r' t T" Auk'- :;- r-"Ay I'olsom, a
I I nited States deputy maralml and a member
J of the Initcd BtfttOS Indian police, mot the
train coming froai Toxt at 1 :;y this m,.rn.ng
to soo that no whiskey wis brought bore.
Capt Key Duraut and Jxu liow.rs.a m torlOUI
i wi.it,, woman, got off tb train. The woman
,1 lisd a vah- iu one hand and a pistol in the
IM other. Kolsom atkod h?r what she ha 1 in tho
P Sujfness!9 ro,'"'"1: "Nu" "' your damn
i'omom loch the valise to tho ti-Ut window
up dr" on "' hik,:v .ant. Ijuran itipj.53
B j'"" '" Pistol, said ho won d lake 0 v".
man a prl. and lire,! at Folsom" Ho flrad
again bui missed both times. Folsomreturned
tho le. hfitloa Purant in the heal, i, ,,""
hi ,7 ?,l' '' W" PolHom and the latl n gave
au t ' ;f l.loWHover the Flea 1 with his ,s
Iwon r "! h" i""'''' straighten himself'. n10i
iwj, ii(,i(,K,t Into his body. Hurmlloll I
fired twU UlS&r'f Mo1 M0'""' 1' Ham and I
-at It ?"?.?'.' Cb'lOWWS, about ,i. years old. '
1 "lo..'!.t"Jr'l, wn" l8d "" china, en !
1 .. th.rio oi1''' "tlerahists(r.ng. II, I
I woman w- hi i tl '.",v ';"" nilitla. The I
Territory; '4 br'"'ng wbikoy into the i
rossiat.r si'ORAiiic ciioi.eba.
What Jersey l"ltia Health Officers Think
of Kecent Deaths There.
Martin Crowe, Hie attendant in tho Jersey
City hospital, who was stricken on Monday
night with tho choleraic disease which car
ried off William Morton and his sister-in-law.
Mrs. Josephine Smith, died about midnight on
Tuesday. Ho had all tho symptoms of cholern.
and tho llenllh Officers arc Inclined to beliovo
that It was a sporadic caso of that disease It
is believed, too. that Morton nnd Mrs. Smith
died of cholera. The cause ol death on thn
death certificates of Mrs. Smith and Crowe
was given as sporadic cholera.
County l'liyslclnn Converse Hoalth Inspector
Benjamin, nnd tho physicians under whose
observation these cases have como say there
Is no cause for alarm, as every precaution wns
taken to minimize tho danger of contagion.
The bodies of Mrs. Smith nnd frowo wero
placed in motalllo enskets and buried in Pot
ter's Field at Snake Hill. Crowe vas burled
within a few hours after his death. Tho old
smallpox hospital at Bnake Hill Is boing pro
pared for tho reception of the patients should
any more eases bo discovered.
These three cases coming so soon after the
four deaths last week, which wore attributed
to cholera morbus resulting from oatingcrnhs,
have caused some alarm. Tho symptoms in
the seven cases wero alike. In the first four
cases no Investigation or autopsy was made,
tho attending physicians certifying that death
resulted from acute cholera morbus. Tho vic
tims had eaten a quantity of crabs, und had
drunk a great deal of beer. It was variously
surmised that tho crabs had been boiled in
Impure wator. that they wero dead before
being cooked, or that tho hot crabs and cold
beer had combined to produce cholera mor
bus. Nothing was ilono officially to dotermine
the exact cause of death, although Dr. Kvorott,
one of the city physicians, stated that he be
lieved the cases to be cholera. In the cases
of Morton and Mrs. Smith It is explained that
on the night Morton was attacked ha and his
wife ami Mrs. Smith had partaken of a feast
of watermelon, muskmelon. green corn and
Health Inspector lienjamln snvsthat if these
are cases of cholera they are simply sporadic,
and that there Is not the slightest danger of an
epidemic. While Morton's body was In the
house a largo number of persons attended the
wake, but there has been no report of any
Dunglison'n medical dictionary defines
sporadlo as "an epithet for diseases which
supervene Indifferently in everr seasou and
situation from accidental causes, nnd lnde-
Sendently of any epidemic or contagious In
uence." Paris, Aug. 30. Four porsons died of cholora
In Nantes yesterday.
Hkhlin, Aug. 30. Two fresh cases of ARlatlo
cholera have been reported to-day in this city.
Poth wero caused by the drinking of city water.
The newspapers demand that the city water
works at Stralau on the Spree be closed, as
thoy are generally believed to be infected.
Hupatebt, Aug. HO. Four cases of cholera
wero reported In this city to-day. No deaths
were rocordod. In the last twenty-feur hours
110 fresh cases and 117 deaths have been re-
forted In the different infected districts of
lungary. All of tho middle schools have been
closed. The burgomaster of this city has
urged the Government to close tho university.
inE OLD GUARD SMELLS SMOKR.
Hat It t'tims from Their Burnlntc Armory
IIiiIIUIiik, N'ot front Gnopowder.
The Old Guard Armory building, at Four
teenth street and Fifth avenue, was afire last
night, and although the Old Guard's part of
the place was not burned out their bearskin
hats and relics were soakod and smoked, and
the crowds round about had an Interesting
Tho building stands on ground belonging to
the Bplnglor estate, jmd belongs to Fred
Gebhard. It Is a three-story brlek building
with a mansard roof, and has a 5o-foot front
age on Filth avenue and runs back 100 feet on
Fourteenth street The lower floor and base
ment are occupied by thn Fifth Avenue Carpet
and Furniture Company, a branch of Joshua
Gregg's fcusiness: the Old Guard have tho
second floor, and the third floor and the loft
under the roof were used by Pudworth & Sons
fur a storage warehouse.
The fire wns discovered about 8 o'clock in
the rear part of the third lloor on thn Four
teenth street side in a room said to haTe been
used for paints and varnishes.
A still alarm brought the first firemen to the
scene. Donse smoke was pouring from the
It is a bad building from a flremnn's point of
! view, and second, third, und fourth alarms
were sent out calling eighteen engines, five
I trueks and a water tower. Whllo they were
rattling nlong from nil around that part of tho
city the smoke wos filling all tho streets round
I about for bloefcs.
It even got so thick over at Thirteenth street
and Proadway that people In tho Star Theatre
smelled It and wero fora minuto or two a little
Flamos followed the smoke, shooting out In
groat jets. Soon the whole place was afire on
the third floor and under the roof, and llames
crept down to the frames of the windows of
tho Old Guard's rooms, streams from tho
watertower ami engines attacked them vigor
ously then. and confined the lire to those limits.
It seemed as if the Fire Department had got
mm unusual lot of weak hose In use, for breaks
In it were numerous, and one of the pretty fea
tures of the tceno wat the spouting of many
fan-shaped fountains from tho tangle of pipe
along the ttreett.
The fire was under control In an hour nnd
out soon afterward. The damage to the build
ing was at, out (5.UO0. Fstimutes the other
losses wore morn guess work. Thoy varied
from $1(1.1100 to SoO.OOO.
in the (lid Guaid's rooms there wore msny
interesting rollcs, some paintings, and n lot
of valuaiilo photographs. It is not known
how much these have been hurt Not
many of the expensive uniforms of
the Guard are kept in tho nrmory. and
their pieces, which glitter with such
a military" sheen on parades can't be hurt
much for use, for they are old muzzle loaders
of the pattern that went out of un thirty
years ago. They may have to havo a new
coat of nickel plating.
This Is the second time tho Old Guard havo
been singed In this same building. About
twelve years ago it was afire, when George
Hillen had a saloon on tho first floor. Tho
tire ran about the same courso then that It did
scicutr. IS FEAR OF ISSAS1TT.
Salveno Hhoota Himself la Central I',,,L
SI aiontlia Afler hi arrlaae.
Park Policeman Crofton hoard a plttol shot
while on post at tho Park shops near the
Klghty-llrst ttroot transverse road, at 12:30
yeaterdar afternoon. He ran In tho direction of
the sound and found a blond spectacled young
man, who had shot himself In the left breast
The man was sent to the Presbytorlan Hos
pital. The bullet had penetrated his left lung
and lodged In his back.
In his pocket wat found the following letter:
My name It It. HalreBe. Overwork snd worry have
gotten nie to near Inssnlly tbat rather tbtn he to
i i e i. a I kllliuyetr. oi.il in heaven pity and csm
fort my poor wife !
Every oils who hae offended me in any way has my
pardon ai free,y at I hope my traiiirefilont will he
I have all my property of whatt,vr nature- except
my vuiili and hum. whloh I want my ctdtet nrpaew
to have to my aear a ife. Mia. To tioo woo mil-lit
Krlove for ion I will only eny. in-; 1.1 ilvad a hiui'lied
llnieetheu Insane Hiioi.y attrcta
.''in J .ion. -I,, loii l ai Ninety- tilth Urnii.
Mr. Jones was not at home last night. Ills
woo said thai Salveno was his cousin, a book
keeper for the Allan-state linn of steauieis,
and lived with bis wife Juanltu. horn Wethorill.
at 2'Ji Wost lOoth street.
" Herman had uot been married siv nionlhs."
Mrs. Jones said, " but be and his wife were not
hsi py together, lie shielded her In his letter.
You soe he even refused his address that he
in i,' hi tpare her annoyance, and I will do like
wise." At 10 o'clock last night It wns raid at tho
Presbyterian Hospital that Salveno could
hardly survive tho night. Hit wife had not
culled up to that hour.
Hhol In the Jaw hy Ilia Wife's Tlaltor,
Win, Alterward Killed Hno.nl.
0 OYKnsVU&C. N.V-. Aug.. '10. Charles Peach,
when in : lie bouse of Charles Carpenter here I
yebtnrduy. was surprised by the latter. Peach
shot Carpenter In the jaw. and then eseapod
from the house. Ills whereabouts was not
known until this morning, when bis father
inunil his I inly noar his home, peach, hud
shot himself through the tein file and through
tne heart, Thoalfair was caused hy II, o at
tentions of iieuch to Mrs. Carpenter, Mr. Car
penter's Wound it not dungeruue.
t allasra l. Mills.
4 much appreciated phjia.au aid. 4a,
I IN THE HANDS OF A RECEIVER
THE SICARAOUA CASAT, COMPAST
CAS'T FAX tia FLOAT1SO DEBT.
Directors Unable lo Ilorrow fUtOO.OO on
ln.ooo.ooo of Srrnrltlea In Order to Pay
Off ?.',,imo s.tirii,,,. Afhlna of tho
Maritime iinul Comp.iny Put In Chnrge.
The Nicaragua Cnnrtl Construction Com
pany, of which Warner Miller Is the President,
went Into tho bunds of a receivor yottcrday
because it could notrnlsn the money neces
sary to pay its floating dei.t. The Immediate
MUM of tho application wns a judgraont for
14.083.60 obtained against the company by
Andreas ,1 Co., one of its Qreytown connec
tions. Tho nppfleation for the apnolnlmont was
rrado by Louis Citable, a stockholder, to Jut" go
Pcneillct in the L'nited States Circuit Court,
and there was a raco to get an execution for
tho amount of the judgment issued bnforo it
should bo under the protection of tho court.
As tho execution wasn't satisfied when it was
issued, and ns no lovy was made. It is bolleved
that tho stockholders won the legal race.
Judge Ponedlct appointed Thorans P. Atkins
receiver. Mr. Atkins is Secretary and Treas
urer of tho Maritime Canal Company, which Is
the parent company in tho canal building en
terprise, and which has n capital stock ol
100.000,000. Tho capital of the construction
! company la $12,000,000 paid up. It was or
ganized under the laws of Colorado on June
I 10, 1HH7. Its principal office, while techni
I eally In Dcnvor, was really in this city, at H
und 4l Wall street
In his application for tho appointment of a
receiver. Mr. I liable says: "Tho corpora
tion was formod to construct a canal from
tho Atlantic to tho Pacillo Ocean through
tho territory of the rtpublio of Nicaragua.
Tho principal proporty of tho company is
In Nicaragua. A demand has boon made on
the company for the immediate payment of
5238,000. which sum is unpaid. On Aug. 8 a
draltwas presented forS'1.000. which the com
pany could not pay. nnd from day to day other
sums are falling due which tho company can
not pay. Unlet! a receiver is appointed somo
of the creditors will attach tho company's
proporty. to tho Injury of the general cred
itors." The judgment enlerod yesterday wan on a
bill of exchange for tho sum of $4,000, dated
July 11, and payable thirty days from sight.
It was mado to IS, I . De Souza A. Pro., and
was discounted by Andreas & Co. It was pre
sented to the company on July 0, making it
duo on Aug. O. tin Aug. 0, w lion it was not
paid, suit was begun. Tho coustruetion coin -pany
has been In need of money for u long
time, nnd since the embarrassment of Horace
Hotchklss, who was largely interested, a re-
ceivershlp has been talked of repentodly but
tho cfll ,,. s alwavs denied that there was a
llkelll.' hi 1 or the llnnnclul difficulties leading
to thut extreme.
Ex-Senator Miller was found yesterday
at the ofllce of the company shortly
after it was known that judgment had
boon entered but before It was known
that a receiver had been appointed. Ho
admitted that he wns Warner Miller, and
for somo time that was all he would admit
Finally he said:
"It is true that of late tho company has been
hard prossed for money. During nil the
present financial dlfllculties it has been trying
to get money to carry the work of construc
tion along. The hard times have rendered it
sut stanttally Impossible to get subscriptions
to keep things moving."
"How long since any work was done?"
"It has been somo months now since the
last work of dredging wns done."
"Is It true that tho officers of tho company
have wanted Mr Atkin appointed receiver, and
that a dork of the company s counsel was no
tified that if any person favorable to you was
to be appointed, t lie application would he op
posed by stockholders unfriendly to you'f"
" That is tho Ilrst I have beard of it"
" What will be tho effe t of this on the work
of the construction if the canal Will it
"It ought not to. Tho maritime company
lo which tli" concessions were mado will re
main iutart. It is unimpaired, anil ought to
be able alter times improvo to revive the en
terprise and go ahead with it."
" That seems to assume that the present
construction company will cease to exist."
"I can't tell what will happen as to that. The
maritime company has substantially no lia
bilities. There Is no reason why It shouldn't
eventually bring up the enterprise and push
It through either by this company getting
more assistance or by boing reorganized."
Mr. Miller would make no statement about
the liabilities and assets of the company.
From nnother source It was learnol that
since Jan. 1 very little work on the canal has
been done, and that for thn past month the
company has had in its employ only enough
I men to take care of its plant in the Central
Amorican republic. The war there has re
tarded things. A few weeks ago tbe directors
saw that a supply of money was absolutely
necocisa.y and an appeal was mado to the
stotkholouB by meuns of a circular. The
hto!tholdrs held a in ting at the company's
office last week. Theyweio Informed that a
floating debt of $2ssr.000 would have to be
takon up. The diroetors woro authorized to
borrow 300,000, They couldn't do it on se
curity of a face value of $10,000,000, and tho
receivership was the sequence.
Tho directors of the eomminy besides Mr.
Miller, are Stuyvesant Fish. V. Seward Webb.
Clement A. Unicorn. Henry 1 1. Armour. John
Vi. Mackny. .smith M. Weed. George W. Davis.
Henry p. Slnven. Jacob W. Miller. Henry It.
Hoyt. nnd J. I. Knthbone. Mr. Weed said to a
reporter after the receiver was appointed:
' Tho company had to go into tho hands of a
receiver because it could not raise money to
pay Its Moating debt. That del t was sfiliO.OOO.
of which a little less than $300,000 had to lie
pnld at once. Tho rest was duo to the mari
time comp.iny, and was not pressing. Tho
rocoiverthiuwlll not affect the maritime com
pany, which holds tho concessions for building
the canal. Tho work will probably !c con
tinued by n new company or by the old ono re
organized." Tho construction company has spent be
tween J4.U00.ii00 und 13,000,000 to for. and in
payment has received stocks and bonds of the
Maritime Company. Hiram llitehooek is
Pretldent of tin, maritime company.
A REUNION OF 1IIK smiths.
Five 11, ens,, u,i of Them Ansveerrd the Pmlth
Dluuri' Horn at I'rnpsch.
There wero old Pmlthi nnd young Smiths,
and numberless Smiths that wore not Smiths
at all, but only Drowns and Joneses who had
married Smiths-or whoso fathers had-in old
I'etor . Smith's apple orchard yesterday at
l'eapack, N. J. It was tho eighteenth annual
reunion of tho Smith family of (but section,
and it was larger tnau uny of the othor seven
Isaiah Smith Is the President of Ihe family
becauso he lives in the old Smith homestead
witti the small suuare window panes, which
the original I'etor Smith, who came over from
llollau I in sixteen Something, built, though
Vice-President Abraham Smith. Ids second
cousin, is older and has u longer White beanl.
James ('. Smith is the secretary and Oscar
Smith tho treasurer. They nie younger men.
and thuiu is nothing- pueullar about them.
1 hoy are just Smiths.
Smiths began lo arrive from the neighbor
ing 'arms at o'clock in the morning and at
I o o'clock, when the President thought thoy
hud all arrived, he cave tho order that every
Smith should shako every other Smith by tho
hand, in accotduure with Mm old Smith cus
tom. Hut Smiths from iluekeimaek to Pound
Prook kept pouring in, so it was '.' o'clock be
foro the old Smith dinner horn wut blown.
Then when It did 6,000 persons tat down to
gether. 'I'hey hoi lo call one another by their
first naim s. whether they hud ever met before
Tho speoehmaklng was begun by the Pov.
Frank Kerr of (heater, whose mother was a
Smith. Senator Keyes of Sommurvlllo also
sounded the . I u i-s of thn Smiths, und said
s nicthing about the sllvor fiuobtion. Tho
llev. Mr. Nelson of l'eapack also said some
thing. about them. None of the Smiths them
selves spoke, though Miss (iraeo Smith sung
a song. I ai er In ill.- afte-noon the girl Smiths
went wading und tho hoy Smiths played base
ball, nine Smiths defeating nine other Smiths
The oldest Smith yesterday In tho Smith
frovo of the old Smith farm was Mrs. Selinda
.ngan of II ulminster. She Is ISO. Tho young
est was tour-Minn: lis i, id I'.IIzitbeth, tho daugh
ter of William A HnltQi
".New Vorfc. Did" at the World's r'.-.lr Will
he tdepl, t. and the lict,jrrMfii,.
Krlsl.au in i-,.i.ii.:v 1 1. mlie -i.i tltuftloe leaves
; lorfc. i i.ao.r. ,. el loiio A II Saturday. Sept. J.
i.:,i.ii is I.. ,- Kale lis, with prlylleae of reluruisir
Via ella.eia Kalla -AJl. f
WAtST IiRF.P IS A tHTAMF ALL SKIBT.
A Fonr-yenr-old llev'- Dreadful I'aperlenes
In Hie Mlorm.
Four-roar-old Frank llather. who lives with
his paronts at 50 Gld Pot-gen rond. Jersey City.
is a heroin tho otos of his companions and. In
fact, in the eyes of the whole neighborhood.
He spent sixteen hours In n sv.aiun. sunk
waist deep in the mire, exposed to all the fury
of tho recent storm, a prey to mnsuuitocs, and
faint from hunger and thirst, and yet ho lives
to toll the tale. Frank left home beloro dark
on Monday night to make an Investment at a
candy store a couple of blocks away from tho
It Is a thinly settled neighborhood, but
Frank hud often gone to tho storo before, and
his mother wns not afraid, more particularly
us he Is a bright, intelligent little follow.
After buying tho candy Frank lingered around
for awhile, and boforo ho was awaro darkness
had settled down. Then ho started forborne,
but In some inannor which he is unable to ex
plain he went In tho wrong direction.
Ho walked along merrily enough until ho
found himself gotting nwuy from tho houtos.
Then he turned back, but was unnblo to find '
any road or street or house that was familiar
to htm. In n llttlo while ho realized thut ho I
was lost, lie continued walking, but did not
meet any person tiom whom tie could Inquire
the way. Down Mc.Vdoo avenuo ho went
toward Newark Puv.
Noar the foot of tho nvontto there Is a deep
marsh which was inundated by tho storm of a
week ago. Thero was no light, not oven u
star, to guide the little Tellow's lootsteps. nnd
ho plunged into tho marsh up to htsunkloB. ,
He screamed for help and struggled, but tho
harder he struggled the deopor he sunk Into i
the miro. and iu a short tiino ho had sunk to I
Then he ceased struggling and devoted him
self to alternately crying and shouting for I
holp. Ills shouts wore wasted on thn air, as
there was not a Iioubc within u sixth of a mile
of him. and no ono over goes down through
that part of McAdoo avenue after dark.
Tho poor little follow, although nearly ex
exhausted by bis cries and struggles to free
himself, did not abandon hope, When tho
wind began to blow a gale and tho pouring
rain drenched him to tho skin. Frank says ln
thought ho was a "goner." His hands woro
kept busy killing nnd driving off mosquitoes
until the strong wind lueiv them nwuy. Here- I
malned in the swamp a prisoner nil night I
and the next day until about noon, when two
boys discovered nnd rescued him. Ho was
almost unconscious from exhaustion.
During all this time 1 rank's father, the Fifth
precinct police, and a party of Mr. Pathot's
friends woro scout jug Greenville for tho miss
ing boy. A general alarm was seut out. and
the searching party remained out all night.
When one of the boy6 who round lilm reached
the llather house with little Frank In his arms,
covered with mud and slirao. Mrs. Bather
clasped him to her breast and covered his faoe !
with kisses. The little fellow was soon washed
and cleaned, und, after a good breakfast, was
put to bed.
MR. SLOASE IN DREAD FOR Ills LIFE.
lis in "Willi,.,,, II. Si,it. Arro.i, and
This Mets Goel,lii Tnuaues f-otnir.
William H. Spratt. n well-to-do young busl-
Iness man of Port Itiohnmnd. was arrested
there yesterday on a charge of breach of the
peace, and was hold In $'o: ball to await tho
action of tho Court of Quarter Sessions. Spratt
it a manufacturer of pooketboolci in New
York. The complainant Is William A. Sloane.
who keeps a drug store at Port liichmond.
The specific charge is that on Friday and Sat
urday spratt visited Bloaue's store and threat
ened to tako his life. Mr. sloano says that,
moreover, Spratt told several persons In tho
village that he would shoot him on sight.
The trouble between the men began somn
time ago. It is said that Spratt accuses Sioune
of having hroken up his home. About a rear
ago Spratt married Misi Knto Meedaof Port
I liichmond nnd went to housekeeping in a
I handsomely furnished flat over Sloane's store.
1 The building is owned by Mr. sloane. Mrs.
Spratt is a handsome and vivacious woman.
I nnd the neighborhood gossips soon declared
that the young wife spent the greater part of
l her time In the drug sforo. The gossip re
sulted In the separation of the Spratts. Mrs.
Spratt Is said to be in llo-ton now.
Mr. Sloane declares that the charges made
by Spratt are simply an attempt lo blackmail
him. and Hint Spratt orTero.l tosottle the whole
matter for $hi. Mrs. Spratt's friends declare
that her husband's charge' are unfounded.
They say she was compelled to leavo him be
cause of his abuse and threuts of personal
sprntt however, claims to have abundant
ovldence, which he Is ready to produce when
thn ensn comes to trial. Mr Sloano Is about )."
years old. and lives with his wlfo on Heborton
avenuo, the most fashionable uunrtor of tho
A PHYSICIAN'S suicior.
Dr. A rib in- I". Olory Hlioote IIImHslfTbrooBh
Ihe Head with a Kevolvcr.
Mmm.ETowN, N. Y Aug. 30. This forenoon
Dr. Arthur P. Ulney. one of tho most success
ful young physicians anil surgeons in 'range
county, committed suicide by shooting him
self through the head with a revolver at tho
home of his father-lu-lnw. Charles J.P. Korn,
in this city. For eevoral years the Doctor
had been in poor health, and tho constant
worry weakoned his mind, producing melan
cholia and rendering It necessuy that u careful
watch bo kept over him To-day he recovered
a revolver from itt hiding place and quickly
ended hit exlstonce. He was 110 years of aire
nnd a graduate of the Buffalo Medical College.
He is survived by a wife, a mothur.lwho resides
in Tarry town with her son John: Mrs, K. U.
Olney of Brooklyn, a sittor: wtiiiam . Olney
of this city and Douiu Ulney of Brooklyn,
Died of Injuries Received While ll.ul.H.g
John Tilly died at 117 Clinton place on Mou
day of Injuries received while In bathing tho
day before at Doner ltland. He went to Conev
Island on Sunday with a largo party for an
early swim. Ho was an athlete, nnd ho
junipod nnd dived from tho hands and should
ers of others of tho party. Ills last dtvo was
from the clasped hands of two of his compan
ions. He went down toostraight into the shal
low water and struck his he, nl nn I li.. 1...,, .....
His companions got him out of the water and
took him Into u private room of Chief John V.
MKane, and Dr. Hill of Coney island was
sent for. So fnr as could be ascertained Tilly's
neck was not broken, but ho did not recover.
Ho was romoved that afternoon to 117 Clinton
Place, the residence of Mrs. Hlndes. whoso
family were ol the party, where ho died. Tilly
was .15 years old. Tho body will be sent to Sy
ri Her H.i'iy lir i,'. Puleon, hut omldn'l
Mrs. Fredorlck Hull of 408 Walnut street.
Newark, was cleaning out a closet yesterday.
and placed a Tew buttles upon a table at which
her flfteen-montlis-olit baby was sitting in a
high chair. 'Ihe child got u bottle containing
1 carbolic acid and drank it portion of Its 000-
1 tents. Tim mother saw the act too late to pre-
I vi lit it. and Immediately gave the child tweet
oil; hut the action of the poison could not bu
n i ' i. and tho baby died within uu hour.
I'l.iii'.ir ami Heiniuols OterHue,
CSsBUuVTON, 8. 0i Aug. SO, -Both the Clydo
lino steamers, the Yomussce and tho Snmi
nolo, are ovordu forty hours, and thero are
many fears about them.
Yesterday's report of the dumnge at Port
Royal nnd it,-, mil, rt is confirmed. Seventy.
one bodies wore recovered today and burled
at Cooi-nw. A food famine is now dreuled
there, ns there are not enough supplies to last
two days longer und railroad communication
is still out eiC
tiled id the Age of IOC.
Bir.MNiiTON. N. J.. Aug. 80.- Mrs. Martha
Tost died to-duy iu the 102d year of her age.
i 'mil about a year ago she was very active,
nnd never uacd spectacles. Mis. Post was
born In Jersey City, where she was instru
mental In ttniling l.e llrtt church in that city,
it being one of the Dutch l:.-(- i mod denomina
tion. During her lifetime she spent a large
part of her fortune in advancing the Interesti
of that d- nomination.
A Family of Four Is the I'mlerlow.
Court Island. Aug. 30, - S. Sehwarz of 1,280
Second avenue. New York, and his threo
daughters had a narrow escape from drown
ing here this ufternoon. '1 ho :a:iy went in
halhlugut Saiiiuels's hutht. ami all were ear- I
rid oul tieyond their depth by tho undertow.
Thev were rescued by i'umniy Dowd. who
iiiiimii'.iiiii boat. Life baver I rank Ulrarl, and I
i red 1 utile.
SAFE IN HAMPTON ROADS.
THE JfEARSARdE AND NANTUCKET
WEATIIEBICD TITE CTCLONE.
The raids Brnhe In the Terrible Hrn and
They Parted Company, hot the Old Moni
tor TCaa Making Port Alone, nnd Had
-Vrfirtv Reached ths Konde When tho
Kenrenrse Overtnok Her Ilolh fShtna
Now m Ihe Norfolk Yard Repairing.
FoRThIM MoNltor. Aug. 110. Thn Kcnrsargs
which left Now Y'ork on Friday last with tho
monitor Nantucket in tow for Wilmington. N.
C, ran Into tho hurricane off Hntteras on Mon
day. Her bowser ported nnd both vessels had
uvery bad shaking up. At one time It was
foared the Nantuckot would go down.
The Kearsarge stood by hor, nnd both
turned about and mndo for Hampton Hoads,
where they arrived this afternoon. They went
to tho Norfolk yard, where they will have to
repair damage . beforo proceeding.
Nohkoix. Vn., Aug. 110. Some Idea of tho
severity of the storm which has raged along
tho Atlantic coast and at sea tho past fow days
can be had from tho story told by tho officers
of tho Kearsnrgo and Monitor, both of which
vessels arrived In this port to-night.
" Never in my sea experience." said an offi
cer of thn Nantuckot. "havo I ever experi
enced anything of the kind. I oxnectcd every
minute that we would go to the bottom."
" And wo hud given up tho Nantuckot as
lost." spoke up an 0 HI cor oT the Kearsarge.
The two Vessels lert New York last Friday,
the Nantucket in tow of tho Kenrsargo. In the
words of an ofllcer of tho Nantuckot this Is
"At tho time wo loft Staten Island there was
a light southern breeze blowing, with evory
prospect of good weathor. At about
3 o'clock on Sunday morning a fog
sottled nround us which lnated twelve
hours, during which time wo could
not seethe Kearsarge. which wan towing us
with two lines 200 yards long. During this
tiuiu the sous washed over the docks of the
Nantucket, and it was difficult to keep the ves
sel clear of wator.
"After tho fog cleared away on Sunday after
noon the wind lncreasod in force and tho
swell became heavier from the south. The
Nantucket was making water all the time, all
the pumps not being able to gain on it.
Tho wator rapidly tilled the ship, owing to
the various openings to the compartments bo
ing choked up. which prevented the water
from running aft to tho bilge pumps.
"At about 10 o'clook on Monday we suc
ceeded in clearing some of the openings and
the pumps began to got ahead of the water.
All hands. oQlcers and crew, on board
tho Nantuckot were exhausted from
' lack of sleep and exertion, but we got to work
to clear tho shin of wator and socuro the two
j 15-tnob guns in the turrets which had gotten
adrift. All wont well, however, until 2 o'clock
on Monday morning, when one of tho tow lines
I parted, followed an hour and a half later by
j the parting of the other lino which left us at
the mercy of tho waves and wind, und forcod
I us to look out for ourselves.
"When tho lines rartod the Kearsarge slg
I nnlled us that they would stand by us. Py
j night tho wind was blowing a period gale
from the south, and the Nantucket kept her
I head to tho sea by turning her engines over.
"Py this time the 6eas were breaking over
the turrots of our vessel. Signals were ex
changed between the two vessels un
til midnight, tho Kearsarge having pre
vious to darkness signalled that, in
caso wo lost ouch other during tho night, to
romaln off Hntteras if tho weather was good;
If not, to got into Ham,ton Hoads if possible.
" Tuesday morning the Kearsarge was not
to bo seen, and the wonthor was still bad. We
shaped our courso for Cape Henry, where we
arrivod at 10 o'clock this morning.
"During the whole time not a man in tho
crow got over si hours' sloop. The storm
was tho worst we ever oneountored. and every
man on board expocted to go to tho bottom."
AnofTleoron tho Keorsurgo who was pres
ent during the interview said: "From tho
time wo lost the Nantuckot until to-night wo
woro nil undor tho Impression t hat she wns lost.
" We bad no idea that she had withstood tho
gale until to-night, when wo found hor in port
It wus the most sovero storm I have ever
W.vsiiiNaTON. Aug. 30. Apprehensions for
the safety of the Kearsarge and the old moni
tor Nantucket was removed this aftornoon
at about 5 o'clock, just bofore Secre
tary Herbert left tho Navy Department
for his homc,by the receipt of a telegram from
Commander Crownlnshlold. commanding the
Kearsurgn, snying that both vessels bad ar
rived at Fortress Monroe, Yu. The .despatch
KORTWOI3 Mo.kok. Va,. Aug. 30.
j .Sis-,u-f of thr Aury, ll.i.lun, on. li. ('. :
Ktartarft and Ktntuoktl arrived btra Heavy gale
t Moinlny near Utlterat parted toe- Hues. Vttttlt lepa
lated during night. Kendervuue ).;., ..:,.', it at Halns
l.nllunl,. Kearsarge overtook NeltUOItt near Cupe
Henry tbtf afternoon. Botli iuIui proceed on to Nor
folk yard. Ciiow.mmiiield.
Tho Bteimship Nacoochoe of tho Savannah
line passed tho Kearsarge at ." o'clock on
Tuesday aftornoon about forty miles north of
Hatteras. She appeared to be bending for thn
eastward, although It is likely she was going
southeast, and she did not have the monitor
Nantuckot In tow. she mid evidently rlddon
cut the gale Without sullerlng damage, si,,,
had her maintopgallaut und foretopgullant
The olllcers of the Nacoo"hee not knowing
that the warship bad the old Iron, lad In tow,
woro not much interested In her. In fact thoy
did not even know her name, ns they had no
naval code aboard. It was not until the Na
eo i, be,, got to her dock ut the foot of Spring
street last ulght thut her skipper was aware of
the ineaniugof tbesignals "li. y. It C," which
are the code letters of tho Kearsarge.
Naval exports are more than surprised at
the behavior of the Nantucket in the tremen
dous seas idled up by the great cyclone. It
has nn. -n tho general Impression that thn old
time monitors wero unsuaworthy. This Im
pression probably originated after the lose of
the In i monitor, made on the plans laid down
b) John 1 1 1 os,, i.. .el Hutterns after thn war.
F.verybody who was atloat in the neighbor
hood of the Uattory when F.rlesson's body was
started on its voyage to Sweden on tho cruiser
Paltimore may recall the low-lying Nantucket,
with a freeboard so small tbat it appeared to
be only a step from the surface of the water to
I her deck.
Folks who i:aed upon I.,-1 said that she could
1 not weather even an ordinary gale in the bay.
They will have to revise their opinion, and tho
exports ulso probably w ill con Hudo thai thevdi,
not know as much about the sluggish and
ruklsh monitors us theythought they did be
fore ttio Nantuckot weathered tho romurkable
cyclone of Monday.
Admiral loiter did notsharothe general
belief in tho uu- eawm il.inesa of tie monitors,
as be bal seen them ride out galos in vUiieh
moro buoyant war vessels were recked
Tho Nantucket was overhauled at the Pro ik-
i 1) n Nuvy Yaid attho time of tho on clash
' between Chill and this nnuntry. Secreturv
Tracy was of thn opinion that she could still
tight. Her engines are slow, but they were
. found to l,e serviceable.
The Nantucket wus being towed to Wilming
ton, N.C.. to bo i i.i ut the disposal of tin)
North Carolina Naval ltetorvo.
Tho Nantucket hud a crow of 35 men. includ
ing four officers, when alio lelt for VYiliiiingt. n
la tow of tho Kearsarge. which had a crew of
lis i men.
There was much anxiety at the Navy Yard j
yesterday concerning the safety oftlmKeur- '
sargu and Naiitueket. ll was thought that the
former stood a good chance of outliving tho
storm, but giun: doubts wero expressed about
During the day several persons who had
relatives or irjendi on one or the other of the j
vessels called to imiuire for news. The old
cen of the yard weie relieved when adesputch '
was received 1 lit night announcing tbat both
ships hail weathered tho gale.
I mi i i , j.- the day they li id repeatedly asserted
II. en eonl'denco that the slilpt would puts
sale) through u.. i ordeal.
luiene lalniici: pU-aialil latatlve. A.UuiWru rem
edy for cosilloaiiou -Ail.
UNDER A ORE AT WAVE.
0O I.liea May Have Brfn T.oat tt Ihe
Southern Coast lataada.
Bvannait. Aug. 30. The storm of 1803 will
far exceed that ni lstsl In the loss of life. Evory
oneof the scores of small islands along the
const In tho mouths of the rivers was sub
merged entirely or in port.
The number of the negroes drowned mutt
pass Into tbe hundreds. Many bodies will
novcr be found. The receding waters will
carry thorn out Into the ocean, or they will be
thrown ashore In the marshes. Tho number
of deaths reportod to the authorities may be
doublod with safety.
Until full Intelligence is received from the
pea Islands, e ilinnt.es nsto the casualties list
must of noeesslty be poor. Pnsed upon dis
connected news, It Is apparout that tho great
storm of Sunday will be known ns tho most
destructive of lives over known hereabouts.
Along the Gcorglaand South Carolina coasts
tho number of deaths Is probably 500. and the
destruction to property on shore and to ves
sels Is about $3,000.0! 10.
It looks ns if tho Tyboo linllrond will hnve to
be completely robullt, so badly Is It washed
out The death of Mr. A. 0, Timor was ono of
tho saddest episodos. Ho wont over to Hutch
inson Island to look alter tho stock and his
dairy farm, taking with him a negro man
They tried to drive tho cattle to higher
ground, but woro too Into. They escaped to
tho bnrn, nnd during n lull In tho storm they
stripped off their oonts and started to swim,
but wore drowned. Mr. Timer's family wore ot
Tybee. complotoly cut oil from tho city, end
knew nothing of tho event till their return to
tho city the next day.
A wolrd incident wan the burning of Mr.
Orceno'shouso at Tybee during the storm.
Mr. Orcenonnd a negro wont to tho building
to try and save It from falling, but the wind
blow the lantern out of Mr. Oroeno's hand,
nnd It exploded sotting the house on fire.
Dr. and Mrs. Graham wore alono at Quaran
tine station, and theirs was simply a miracu
lous escape, everything being carried nway
except tho remnant of the house where they
took pel in'.-.
THAT OPERATION ON 3IR. CLEVELAND.
Authoritative Htntrment of Its Nature May
Re ;ivrn Out To-day,
Dr. Fordinand Hasbrouck. who assisted Dr.
Bryant and Dr. Keen in tho operation which
was recently performod ou Pro6ldout Clove
land, had a talk yosterday morning with Dr.
Erdmann of 141 West Thirty-fourth strcot,
who is Dr. Bryant's assistant. By Dr. Erd
niann's advico Dr. Hasbrouck announced that
ho would mako no further statements regard
ing the operation until Dr. Bryant had re
turned to tho city or mado known his wishos.
Dr. Hasbrouck said last evening that the
published accounts of tho operation on Mr.
Cleveland had been exaggerated.
" I am afraid I have bjen talking too much,"
hoaddod with a smile. " I do not. of course,
wish to i ilace myself in a false position. The
right to decide whether the details of the
operation shall bo published belongs naturally
to Dr. Bryant, who was tho physician in charge.
Tho operation took place on tho yacht Oneida
on the day after leaving this city. My part of
tho work was to administer tho gas and ex
tract the teeth. It has been reported that I ro
malnod on tho yacht and spont several days at
Gray Gables. This is not so. as I did not ac
company the party as far as Buzzard's Bay."
"Is It true that you rcfusod to answer the
question whether tho operation included the
removal of a cancerous growth ':"
"Yes." replied Dr. Hasbrouck. "I have
neither affirmed nor denied tbat statomont."
Dr. Hasbrouck rofused to discuss the matter
further. He referrod the reporter to Dr. Erd
mann, and said that It was probable that a
statement would be mndo by him this morn
ing. Dr. Erdmann said that ho had received a
lottor from Gray Gables saying that Dr. Bry
ant would arrive in this city at 3H o'clock this
GRAT GABLES LEFT BEIIJND,
The President and Family E ail, ark on Mr.
Ilrnedlc-t'e la. In UueKln.
Bi'ZRabd's BAT, Aug. 30. President Clevo
lnnd nnd fnmily left Gray Gablos this aftor
noon en route to Washington. It was exactly
1:30 o'clock when tho steam yacht Oneida
weighed anchor and a parting saluto was givon
from the deck. Several steamboats and many
sailing craft were near, and salutes and cboers
greeted tho departing President and family.
Ono steamer ran closo up to the Onoida. It
was tho Gonoviove of Warohom. which had on
board about lift y of the mumbort of tho Mas
sachusetts Legislature, who wore on their
way to tho Buzzard's Pay Boatmen's Associa
tion clam bake, on tho Wareham shore. The
President had been forced to decllno aa invi
tation to attend his brother flshormen's an
Preparations for the departure from the
Gablos began early In tli i day. Thero woro
numerous dolays In getting all the luggage
ready for shipment, hut about 1 o'clock the
President ami Mrs. Clevelund. with Babyltuth,
Mr. Benedict, tho nurse, and Mrs. Cleveland's
maid. Lena, steamed nut to the yacht In tho
launch and the last load of baggage quickly
The President had bidden the servants nnd
callers at the Gables good-by. Mrs. Cleveland
gavo personal mementoes to Mr. nnd Sirs
Wright', tho house and ground keepers, and
their assistants. Wright ran up tho national
flag on the Gables stall, and kept It there un
til tho t 'nelda bad disappeared.
It Is the plan of tho President to leavo Mrs,
Cleveland ut Inst Greenwich, to lo tho guest
o I tin. benedicts. 1 in he will proceed at once
to Washington tomorrow morning from Now
RIVAL CLAIMS FOR A BODY.
A Policeman on Iluly st tho Funersl sad
the I'ndertaher to Us Arrested.
Pkeksuiij.. Aug. 30. Bridget Connolly died
at the house of her nfllancod. Willis Delemnter.
a boat builder at 1,019 Brown street, on Mon
day night of oousumptlon. Thorn was $201
Insurance on hor life in tho Metropolitan In
Last night Mrs. Michael Buckley, her sister,
camn from Nyack to claim tho body and the
insurance. Young Dulemater refused both re
quests. Ho said the girl had made over the
inonev before she died to him to pay hur
funeral expenses und buy a headstone.
Then Mrs. lluckley secured an order from
Judge lames I'. Lynch, directing I'lidnitaker
j William II. Moore to deliver to her the body
after Ihe funeral serve os. The import wero
served. Tho Interested pnrtii s met in Judgo
I, Mich's court room ti -day and agreed to send
the body to Tun 'town, where Mis. Buckley's
undertaker was to receive It. Afterward Delo-
I mater refuted to abide by his agreement. The
i funeral services wero held at his house wlu.o
1'oll'eiiiah lleishal gu uded tho gate to pro.
I vent the sister from making trouble. The
Interment was at Hillside i luiietory.
Thn sister will probably bine Undertaker
Moore triestml for contempt f court and will
light to the end for tho body and insurance.
Tito New York It,,,,,,,, , s Arreeted Is Al
ii. in V.
Ai.iianv. Aug. 30. Two New York bum oors
wero arrested here today ou a telegram from
Chief of Pollen Met hnsney of Trenton, who
wants them. Thoy gavo the nuuies of Valid
Dnvisnnd i iiui.es II. Howard. Several days
ago they hired rooms at Maikert's Hotel on
llroadwuy. this city, and advertised that they
would secure placet in theatrical companies
for any who ini,:ht apply. NWIlfam F Clem
iner of Trenton aniWered the advertisement,
ami was t hl that hy advancing 1'"i they
would seeuie hl'n a place as assistant treas
urei lot lb, ckstader's minstrel troupe. Clom
iner raised the money, but beloro sending It
learned th it 11 nkst.idei's tr..ui n was not In
Albany, but In KenUlckr. lit. therefore unti
tled the police i f Trenton, who wired Chief
Another victim. William Ailing, wus found
who had been sivindlail out of ti'J. valine
full of letters was secured, all or which indi
cated that the swindling operate ns of the
pair have been oteusloly curried ou.
OrVK STliJAMER VVRECKED I
The City of Savannah Beached on
MEN PASSENGERS TAKEN OFF I
Women and Children Sailed Ashore B
on a Raft.
The Men Took to tho niBKlnE as the ffhlai H
Was Pounderlna In tho llrrnhera Xrarlr 1 I
Fifty Hours iin.oii Pood or Water J J
Then Tber Were Hcecued in Ihe ur or B
III, mlnuliMoi. Which Ilronah Thssa H
Havaaaah A. ritnrjr or r-,,nrl,iR unt H
Bravery-Tho He Put Out ths Fires H
The I'aio of the Womea and l.ltrt.-en ., I
A Tumultuous Oreetlae; at Smnnnnh, H
Savannah. Aug. 30. -The steamship city of H
Savannah, from Boston to Bavannah, la H
aground on Hunting Island, thirty miles oft 'J
Ilcnufort. Sho Is a total wreck, nnd is rapidly H
going to pieces. Tho passengers aro all saved H
Hunting Island Is nn tho South Carolina H
coast, about thirty miles above Illuffton: tt B
Is about t'.volvo miles long. Capt Savage m
sent a letter to Benulort from tho island bf lp
somo Bailing craft, saying that his vessel waa Hi
ashore with water In tho hold, and that he waa ."
unable to get off. He asked for assist
ance at once. This letter was reonlvod
this morning nnd wns hurried over te ,
the Collector of tho port If any tua; Wt
was sent out from Boaufort it did not reaort
tho Savannah until the crow and some of th
passengers had boon taken off by the City of, H
Birmingham to-day. When the Birmingham ' jM
camn to her pier hero this afternoon Capt j fl
Savage of the wrecked Savannah was seen oa
tho upper deck. S9
"Well. I've lost my steamer." he said, "but VB
I thank Gsd that as far as I know no lives were jsS
lost. The calo was the most frightful lever 1 H
experienced. It struck tho Savannah off IS
Charleston, and I tried to lioad her out to sea. E
The water was too much for me, though, and Sj
sea after sea was shipped over the vessel, ear j
rylngnway the pilot house and a portion of jji
the saloon. Next the smokestack went, and fH
then tho waves poured in and put out theflres. 1
"Then I wns lost For twolve hours, how H
I ever. I managed to fight the elements, and 9B
then, seeing that further effort was utile, I H
headed her for Hunting Island and beached j H
her as far up as possible. We signalled re- H
pentedlv for assistance, but none came, nl- '" H
though soveral tugs passed ulong. nnd finally . H
I called fnr volunteers to mako tho perilous i H
trip to the lighthouse, six miles away, to got U pj
assistance. A crow of throe sailors started It B
out. anil they probably made Beaufort. 1 M
" It was Monday morning about ! o'clock H
when I licp-hoil tho Savannah, and In th ! '1 H
afternoon tho first and second olllcers fitted up IJ
a life raft and took nine women and children B
and soveral of ths crew toward Helena. I H
hope thoy landed safely. After tho life raft H
left, the sea began to break over the vessel and ffl
all took to the rigging, from where wo wera M.
rescued by tho Birmingham this morning.
"We had been in tho rigging thirty-six
hour;. We hid been without food or water
fifty hours. If we had hnd to remain muoh
longer In the rigging wo would have been
drowned. It was a welcome sight to me when
I saw tho signal light of the Ocean Steamship
line last nlghr. and knew tho Birmingham waa
coming to our rescue."
Capt. Savage had only two lights left when
he burned his signal which Capt. Berg sighted.
The Savannah's passongers had a meeting on
board the Birmingham after the rescue. Wll- j
Ham Wude of Savannah prosldsd. An ex
pression of thanks was voted to the Captain &
and officers of the Birmingham. pi
Tho Birmingham found tho soa smooth aa I-"j
far as Hatteras. A swell set in there, and soon H
t here came a heavy soa. with soul Invest winds.' 9
The capo was rounded on Sunday at midnight. I.j B
At daylight the wind and sea inoroased and m H
heavy sea was rolling, but the Birmingham fl
novor once slackened her spoed. At 1 P. M.
the storm begun to abate. At daylight Tuos- B
day the ship began to come in sight ot B
wreckage, 'ihe Birmingham rescued Capt. B
Harvey Hudson and a crow of six men of th j fl
wrocked schooner Joseph Southern of Boston. li!
im Tuesday at 0 1'. .'!. a ship was sighted 1 I g
ashore in tho breakers about six miles south I
of St Helena Lighthouse. Her Captain saw tha IB 3
Birmingham and signalled, ('apt. Berg recog-' fi g
nl ed the signal and exclalmod : B
ii.nl. that must be the savunnnnr M
A boat was manned with l'lrst Ofllcer John- H
Son and sent to her. He came back and said B
it was the City of Suv.mnuh aground in the' H
breakers, three miles from shore, going to' B
piece . with passengers nud crew in the rig- j H
ging. They had been there since Monday, and! j B
it was impossible to uttompt to rescue them fl
until daylight. 1 fl
Tho Birmingham was anchored, and thta fl fl
morning bouts in charge of first Officer Johns 14. I
son and Seoond Ofllcer Hamilton reached tha fl
ship, und the ruscuo of thuso on board was of. B
lei ted with safety. B
Nino women passengers of tho ill-fated craft, .1 B
with two children nnd Ur. (leorge S. Lamar. ' I
hud loft the ship with tho Ilrst nnd second oitl- fl
j cors and four men. It Is said to-night that H
1 they reached shore. H
j 'I be experience of the 'Savannah's pi.-. -en- fl
I girl WAS frightful, The Rev, Mr. Hooper, unt fl
I of the passengers, lost lilt reason, Hetonthia fl
wife and daughter oft mi tho life raft, and after fl
1 they had gone Ills mind bocame unbalanced. fl
lie wandered about the cut in. laughing and wk ' H
crying by turns, (apt. Savage's bravery is j B
I spokou of in tho mot) laudatory forms by tha fl
passengers of his wrecked vessel. They ear I fl
they would havo tossed themselves into the I H
waves to end tho agony bad it not boon for ha fl
heroic piaster, who promised tliciu u deliver- H
Alien of some kind. fl
The news bad been carried over the di v that fl
the HIi m. alburn would be up between 7 and 9
K o'clock tonight. By tl o'clock men, women. fia
I and children begun to gal her on tho wharves. f8
'1 leai ai.ds liu el tho river. As tho llirinlng- 'Jf
ham. bearing the Hag of her nl-faied si ..ler as fl
well as her own. catno slowly up thn river fl
cheers arose from every whuif. Answeilng; tM
choers i auto buck from thoss 00 the (teamse, MM
The cheering wus of joy I h it could not ha flf
controlled. Tears ran down the faces of hun BU
I driii!-. ot those who cheered. Tim treat pen- ,ps
j hunt of tho city of Savannah i bad brought tid fl
' lugs that most of those on thut steamer wera r
Ah tho Birmingham proceoded up the river. i BJ
hundreds made their way to the wharf to give fell
closer greeting to those oa buaid. Thowharf flfl