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WASniGTOlT, THURSDAY MOEING-, J3EPTEMBEK 16, 189T-EIG.TIT PAG-E3.
Democratic Organization Dally
ing With Goldbugs.
IGNORE THE NATIONAL ISSUE
The C-rcuIatioa of TH3 TIMES Yesterday
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Saturday, September 18,
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SUNDAY, September i9.
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f TO BALTIMORE
Tickets good on all trains Sunday, September 19, via Pennsylvania
Railroad, except the Congressional Limited.
Are all in. We have all the
correct shapes in all proper leath
ers. Calf, Patent Calf, Box Calf,
Enamel, and Russets, in Egg,
London, Bulldog, and other fash
ionable toes. Prices are most rea
sonable. $3 and 3 50 buys
the kind that the shoe stores get
$4 and $5 for, and their S6 and $7
ones are only $4 and 5 here.
The only complete line of
Boys' Shoes in town.
ROBINSON & CHERY CO.,
12th and F Sts. 3. TV.
ft HARASSING PROBLEM.
Tiio Great Providers Confront a
If Their Bnslness Goes on Increas
ing nt tbe Present Hate They
"Will .c(i(tD Have to Appoint a Ways
ami Menus Committee to Consider
How to Provide More Room.
It was -with considerable dlf noulty that
the jnan of tlie pen made his way ' to
Mr. Pottle yesterday, so many people were
In tfec great doable store and annex, 415
417 Seventh street.
"Twer Uttstaess Is setting too big for
yor premtoefi," he renmr'ad. The busy
Dicrctwwt wheeled round sharply. "My
boy, jwj never spoke a truer word In
yew life-ami It Is a subject that Is -worrying
"Pot toe life of me, I don't know how
wo are going to get through this season,
IT Imu&icsh keept Increasing this way.
"It'b not only that we haven't room
to ow the goods properly-that doesn't
s aierti maltct , because our customers ,
have learned that they don't need to ex- ,
arne oar goods critically before buyhig, j
they know whatever they get here is
trfCworrtiy-but we are nearly puzzled
to death to rind room for all the con
elgnroents of goods that are constantly
Something wfll bave to be done about
It before loss, and 'really we hardly get
time t think nowadays.
"Ion w.ad hardly believe me if I told
you how many goods we have shipped
out ail" woek already but I am wasting
valuable time, and 1 need every minute,"
and the great piovider resumed luS work,
while the sorlbe wandered away musing
that every fresh success brings fresh
Flooring, "wide, $1.25 per 100 Ft.
Frank Libbey & Co., Gib and N. Y. aie.
Sunday, September i9.
FAST EXPRESS SERVICE.
DIED WITHOUT k REGRET
"Would-Be Wife 3rurdercr Expired
Gammcll Tells the Doctors That Ho
Tried to Kill His Vv"ife Ile-
cuase She Was Unfaithful.
Charles Gummell, who attempted to
brain his wite with a meat ax. early
yesterday morning and then cut his own
throat, died at the Emergency Hospital
about 7 o'clock last night. Mrs. Gummell's
chances of recovery are improving. Gum
n.ell'6 death was due to loss of blood.
The doctor found that in addition to
the gash in hit- throat, which had severed
bis windpipe, Gummell had Inflicted foui
uglj cuts on his left wrist. From these
he had lost a large quantity of blood.
Yesterday afternoon Gummell revived
sufficiently to talk a little. He admit
ted to Dr. Balir that he had intended to
kill hi" wire, and gave as his cause for
so doing that she was unfaithful to him,
and that he had repeatedly tried to have
hr conduct herself properly, but .vithout
success. He expressed no regret for his
deed, and neither Inquired as to his wife's
condition nor asked after his little chil
dren The neighbors about the Gummeli home,
at Seventh and K streets southwest, dis
credit Gummell's statements in regard
to his wire.
The family of six children, one of whom
lb in Ba'Umore, Is now in a most pitiful
condition, and their only means or sup
port is from the little store which they
occupy The oldest girl, Lucy, though
not yet sixteen years old, Is unable to care
for the store, and look after the needs of
three small children, the youngest being
but a baby of three years. Thej have no
relatives in "Washington, and as they have
lived here lew than a year have but
Mrs. Gummell has a terrific wound on
her head, which crushed the skill and
laid bare the biain for four inches, and
severed several arteries of the brain. A
trephining was performed uPou her yes
terday morning. She cries continuully
for her babies, but is too low tobeallowed
to see them.
Coroner Carr was notified last night of
GunimeU's death and will investigate the
Foreclosure on a nnllrond.
Baltimore, Sept. 15. The Union Trust
Company,. New York, applied in the
United States court today for the fore
olomre of the mortgage of the Pittsburg
aud Conuellsville Railroad. The petition
is based upon tbe allegation that the
Baltimore and Ohio, which controls the
Plttsl.arg and Conuellsviile Railroad, has
failed to pay the Interest due on the mort
gage August 1.
Ivy Institute Business College, bin and K.
Kouo better, 25 a jean day or night.
Flooring-, pood, one width, $1.50 per
100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. aye.
Silver Men AVlll Not Bolt, but State
That Next rear They Will Con
trol the State Convention and
P.Iect u State Committee That Will
Hepresent the Party.
New York, Sept. 15. The New York
State Democratic cnnmiittee met today and
took action extremely distasteful to the
free Mlvcr men of the State. Hie pro
gram ue arianged by United States Sen
ator Ed. Muiphy, ex-Senator Hill, Leader
Shcehan, of Tammany, and others high In
the coMiciib of the State organization was
carried out to the letter. The committee
ignored the Chicago platform, though the
sliver men have been urging them for
weekF to tako positive action in favor of
that declaration tinned down the candi
date of the silerites for judge of the court
or appeals, Charles T. Tabor, of Buffalo,
aud nominated Judge A. B l'arker for
that office, who is said to be a gold man.
On top of this the committee, by a -vote
of 1G to -1, expelled from tin committee
Henrv 1) . Purioy, of the Twenty-first New
York district, foi "disloyalty and treach
ery." Purrov was one of the foremost
Brvan leaders in New York lat fall. Thu
ground of hi, expulsion was that he had
publicly declared his determination of
doing his utmoat to defeat tbe nominees
of the Democratic: party in Greater New
York, and in pursuance of such detoimlna
tiori, has attended Conferences called under
Republican authority exclusively, having
for their object the defeat of the Demo
Ch-iirmau Danforth pi.-sided. Mr. Purroy
nrtde a bitter speech denouncing Leader
b bee tun, to whom he gave most of the
credit for dismissing him, and concluded
Prom now until the closa of the polls
1 hiiall continue to do all In my power
toward averting the woeful disgrace of
extending BheclianiMii to the new go, em
ituiii of Greater New 1'ork, and believe
me, It in very gratifjingto me to recognize
xn the futile expulsion of today the best'
proof that my humble efforts In this re
gird have already made themselves felt."
Tlier,- v.as a nearly ruli representation
of i he committee, forty rive of the flit,
niemtvrn answering to the roll call. Three
candidates for judge of the court of ap
peals, In addition to Parker had friends on
the. commltt-e. Thej were Tabor, of Bu!
falo, Patersou, of Troy, and Cady BerricU,
of Albany. Parker got 27 votes, Tabor, io.
Paters ja, 8, and Derrick, 3. Parker'snoml
nation was made unanimous.
Congressman Sulzer made an ineffectual
fight to uue Purroy and secure some
expression by the committte toward the
Chicago jilatrorm. He had only four foi
lowers and the committee ignored him.
Fe threatened to move the expulsion of
all members who did not ote ror Brjan
last year, but did not varry it out.
Notwithstanding the loundlng they re
ceived all along the line the middle or-the
readers, a, the sliver men are termed, an
nounced that they will not holt, though
the-bwasa verj ugly reeling among them
after the meeting. -
Norman E. Mack, one of the members of
the committee from Buffalo, appeared to he
the leader of the ml'!die-or-the-roadrs
n ho were there to Insist on an indorsement
of the Chicago platform. Mr. Mack was
iu consultation with the leaders of the
Loyal Democratic League, one or the silver
organizations, during the morning.
Hoea B. Rockwell, of Elmlra, who pre
sided at the Ieagus meeting last night, said.
"The name of our organization implies
that we are the loyal Democrats of the
State We are not bolters. We are con
sistent and demand that the party organ
ization stand by the party platform. We
6hall not nominate a candidtte of our ov, a,
but next year we sball control the State
convention and elect a State committee
that will be true to the policy of the party.
That is our plan and policy as I under
Jame" OlUcr, from the Progressl. e Bemo
craric Letguc, presented the resolutions of
the organization demanding the indorse
ment or the Chicago platform. Then he
made a specr-h, iu -which he said that his
organization would abide by the decision
of the State committee, which means that
they will support the State and Tammany
tickets, platform or no platform. Repre
sentatives from thj al'ied free silver Demo
cratic organizations of Greater New York,
and the Loyal Democratic League were
read and listened to patiently in their
demand for a recognition of the platform.
The work of the committee in turning
them down and taking the action stated
above followed, arter which the com
One of the moBt important incidents
conneetcd with the meeting of the State
committee was the announcement that
Senator Jones, of Arkansas, chairman of
the Democratic national committee, had
Written a letter to Senator Edward Mur
phy, stating that in his judgment it would
not be expected that the committee should
take any action whatever in regard to
the Chicago platform, because the commit
toe was called together at this time for
the purpoFe of plucing in nomination a
cai-dldate for the position of chief justice
of the court of appeals and not to an
nounce nnr indoro- the party polities.
Senator Murphy regards the action or
the committee as a great victory for con
servative Democracy. He sajs that the
free sllvcrites displayed no desire to make
trouble, nnd that he believes all Democrats
will get together from now on and work
in harmony for the election of the man
who would be nomluutcd by their party
for mayor of Greater New York.
"While the committee was in session, Sen
ator Murphy was visited by ex Senator
Pugh of Alabama, one of the leading free
bilverites in the South. Ex-Senator Pugh
expressed himself ab entirely in accord
with Senators Jones and Murphy, that
the Chicago platform should not be in
dorsed. Saved From Foreclosux-e Sale.
Providence, R. I., Sept. 15. Mrs. Kate
Chase Rpragud who went to Ohio a month
ago to present to her father's friends and
heirs a plan by which the Salmon P.
ChaBe homestead, near Washington, might
be S'cved from foi ec-losuie sale, writes that
she his succeeded in refunding the debt
upon the place.
Lacy's pure foodxoe cream, none better,
90a per gallon. 601-603 N. Y. ave. aw.
Flooring-, clear K-. Carolinn, $1.75
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6th & N. Y. ave.
15. For these things Iv;cep; mine eye, mine cue runneth doicn with tcaler, lecaure the
comforter that sltou d relieve nit soul is far from me: my children are desolate, becauta the
enemy preia tied
JO. I called for my lover, but they deceived me: wuy priests and mine elders gave up
Uia ghost in the city, ichile they tought their meat to relieve their souls.
LA3IKKTATI0XS OF jBKEtrAlT.
PLATT PLEADS IS GAUSE
Urges the President to Per
suade Bliss to.-Aecept.
HE CAN BE ELECTED MAYOR
The "En5y Bhi" Asserts That If
Low Becomes Mayor of New York
Up Will Be a Candidate for Lre5
ldeut Three YeiTrts lleuce Mc
Cotilc for the Cb'blnet.
The positive statement was given The
Times last evening by an intimate friend
ot Senator Piatt thut 0at dlf-tlnguKhed
Republican and the President were in
full accord as to wbatupught to be done
in New York city. TJie conference be
tween the President Mi. Piatt and Secre
tary Bliss yesterday was of far reaching
Importance to the Republican party, ami
may yet lead to hafmony and united
action in New Yoik.
Despite the sh Mes to the contrary, it
can be positively statedjthat yesterday in
the Prcident't, Oaliinet room Mr. Piatt
urged Mr. BUrs to accept the nomination
on the regular Republican ticket for major
of Greater New York, assuring him the
loj'al Fiipport of the regular organization
and predicting Ms election on that ticket.
Mr. PJlfs declined -on the plea that hU
health would nut permit him to make the
fights and, that it elected, his health was
such that he could not stand the strain of
the duties that would devolve upon him.
This statement is given on the aucliurity of
a man whose relation with the princi
pals at this conference are such that they
must be acc-pted. The hope of securing
the consent of Mr. Bliss to this arrange
ment has not been abandoned.
The avaunt courier df Senator Piatt in
this matter vas John J. McCook, of New
York, who came to Washington the day
the Presidnit returned, and who saw the
President Monday night after dinner. Mr
McCook unfolded the plan of Piatt, and
presented It in sucn light that the Presi
dent wan Compelled to give it careful
Yesterday Mt. Piatt and his lieutenant's
appeared on the vscene and occupied the
attention of the President for more than
an hour, while a lobby full of politicians
and perspiring applicants for office cooled
their heels on the outside, awaiting the
pleasure of a President who was vastly
more mteresiedin tfli" scheme Senator Piatt
was unfolding than in any petty office
that might be ready for donation
Mr. Piatt, Congres-smau Odcll, and Mr
Lradley were with the President for
twenty minutes, when Mr. Bliss arrived
and was at once shown into the Cabinet
room. Assistant Secretaiy Day and one
or two other leading officials were also
present. Mr. Piatt talked long and earn
estly with the President anci jir. Bliss,
and showed, from his pcjint of view, that
the Citl?cns' Union movement did not have
any standing among the Republicans of
He endeavored to prove the strength of
the regular organlzaUouy showing that
It had, by an overwhelming vote, removed
Jae Worth, who had started the move
ment that resulted in the nomination of
Sefh Low. It was also intimated to the
President that if Seth Low could win
in New York on his self-made ticket, it
would make htm the logical candidate for I
the Republican nomination in 1900, a
situation that probably does not appeai
strongly to the President ho is ambitious
How to Own ii "Wheel.
Go to Sloan's, 1407 G street, where for
$16 you willgeta fine Wllhelm guaranteed
by makers for six. months Ladies' Models
$19. Ask your frjends about the Wllhelm.
Flooring-, Alabama, the fincRr, $2
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., Gth & N. Y. ave.
JMWak lJI J - l
for a second term, and what President
lias there been who was not ambitious
for a second term?
Mr. Piatt Is confident that with Mr. Bliss
the Republican ticket can carry the first
election of the consolidated city. He be
llcves that Mr. Bhss will yet see that It
is the path way or duty along which he must
gt. and that Le will cither accept the
candidacy or,come out in a deolamtlon so
stroag that no one can misjudge what the
wiKho or the A!niiniatrution ara on this
auestlon. It is stated that the President
Joks. mtii favor upon the .le-ue un
folded by Mr. Piatt and that it would
pieise him to have the Secretary accept
tne noiniuation yesterday proffered bv Mr.
If this goes through, then John J Mc
Cook will accept the position which he
formerly refused, that of Secretary of
the Ii.ter"or It will be "remembered that
Mr McCook was offered the Intenor port
folio and declined it, preferring to be At
torney General oi nothing. The conditions
are different now, and he would accept
the place which Mr. Bliss would vacate.
After Mr McCook refused the offer be
fore, Whltelaw R-id sought to break into
the Cabinet and In order to head him oif
Mr. Jlllss was hurriedly consulted and
he being satisfactory to Mr. Piatt, was
offered and finally accepted the place.
As to the standing of Mr. Piatt at the
White House there can be no longer anj
doubt. True he is being berated by
Whltelaw Reid, and the effort is con
stantly being made by Mr. Reid to show
tint Mr. Piatt Is a Republican outlaw
In Kc'f York, but the animus or the at
tacks from this quarter are well under
stood at the White House.
The President yesterday assured Mr.
Piatt that his choice for surveyor of the
port, Mr. Silas Crofts, shall be named hi
a few days, the Incumbent luning ten
dered his resignation, to take erfect ou
the 1st of next month. As to the slate
candidates for district attorney and mar
shal for the Northern district of New
York, it was not agreed finally that they
should be appointed at this immediate
juncture, owing to the fuct that the iu-cumb'-its
lia-ve still about eight months
to their credit, but Mr. Piatt was told
that as soon as the President saw his
wav clear to make the appointments, Gen.
L Burnett should be made district attorney
ana Jir. Henlcel marshal.
Mr. Piatt was in the best or humor
when the conference ended, but he evaded
direct leplies to the many questions that
were put to him and hurried to his hotel
for luncheon. Last night he attended a
private dinner, at which the general situa
tion was again gone over.
LTJF.TGT3HT MURDER TRIAL.
Testimony of Prof. Dorsey, the
Chicago, Sept. 15. One ot the mot
convincing witnesses the State has pro
duced iu the Lurtgeri murder trial was
Prof. George Dorsey, of the Field Colum
bian Museum, perhaps the greatest expert
la authropolgy and osteolgy In the West,
if not In the country. Prof. Dorsey identi
fied a fragment of a bony substance a, a
portion of the left temporal, that part of
the skull just back of the ear.
A ne.v bone, a piece about three inches
long, was offered in evidence aud the wit
nes. said it was a portion of the left human
femur, the thigh bone. It is the largest
bone in the human skeleton.
'1 am clo'-ely impressed with the fact
that the hones all agree iu eie, and
probably belonged to one individual The
bones, I think, were of woman," said the
Sultan Admires Princess de Chiniay.
Paris, Sept. 15. La Patrie declares
that the Sultan of Turkey has in"ited
Trircess de Chlmay, the American woman
who eloped with a Hungarian musician,
to appear in Ms private theater in the
Yildiz Kiosk and give the performance
which she was forbidden by the French
authoi'ties to give in the Folles Pergere
here. It is said that the Sultan has son
eel ved a great admiration for her from
seeing her photographs.
Floorinc, Alnbnma, straight grain ,j3
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6th 4 N. Y ave.
SONBAY, Sept. 19.
ARRANGE TO VISIT YOUR FRIEND!
'11 I I I II III. I II Hill III IH1 I1 'WIMJ Jf-rm
In Both Directions,
Trains leave B. &
0. s.ation 3 P. m.
19, trains leave B.
& 0. Station 6:30
Good to return
until Monday night 4s -
Four and a half 1
hours to the Shore, a fra
THE YFLLOW FEVEH SPREADING
A Number of New Cuses Reported
to the Surgeon General.
The most Important and the worst nes
yet received by the Marine Hospital service
from the yellow fever district came yes
terday in tlie shape of telegrams from
Edwards, MifS., where severalcases of
the disease havo developed from one which
Is directly traceable to a person who came
from Ocean Springs
These cites make it possible, at least,
that the large number of paople who have
lei t the Springs in thi last month iimyltavp
sown the germs of the fever broadcast
over the South-
The telegrams roceived from Edwards
are as loIJows-
"Edwards, Miss Five other cases of
yellow fever seen, making a total of
eleven. The fever has spread rapidly and
four of tlie cases are very sick. The rapid
progress of the disease 1b remarkable
"Mrs. xlnderson took sick August 8, the
day ot her arrival from Ocean Springs. All
In the house took sick afterward at dif
ferent dates. Champion took sick August
29, two days after visiting the Anaerwm
people. He died September C. Prunell
w ill communicate with his Loard and wire
you. Leave for Mobile this evening, stop
ping at Pelabatchle, Miss., where there
are said to be cases. GUITERAS."
From Scranton, Miss., Surgeon Murray
report" that four new cases have been
discovered by Dr. Kelt.
Acting Assistant Surgeon Porter at
Mobile s-iid-. the following tflesnxm.
'No new casos. Ail cases up to last
night doing well. Bosarge case, reported
as suspicions, convalescing."
In answer to a request by Dr. J. F.
Hunter, of Vicksburg, that Dr. Guiteras
be directed to stop at Pelahatchie on his
way to Mobile to examine several sus
picious cascs there, Surgeon General Wy
man telegraphed last night that Dr.
Guiteras would stop and examine the cases.
Surgeon General Wymau yesterday or
dered that a rigid train Inspection fcc
instituted immediately for all trains out
of New Orleans and Mobile.
A DUEL TO DEATH.
Fntnl Affray Between Two Promi
nent. Citizens of Texas..
Dallas, Texas, Sept-15.-The little city
of Abbott and the surrounding community
in Hill county is in a high state of excite
ment over the double killing of two of
the most prominent men of that section
ir a duel at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
Dr. T. B Carter, of Kauffmann, and
Charles P. Russell, of Abbott, both here
tofore friends and, in a measure, business
associates, me ye-trday alteration to
dispose of some business relatue to a
land transaction. The settlement of the
business cuded in a qunrrel. They agreed,
however, to meet at 1 o'clock at the de
pot at Abbott tor a final sttlement.
At the appointed hour Dr. Carter arrived
at tlie depot, accompanied by a young lady
friend. A few moments lat-r Russell
appeared and stepping up to the young
lady, asked her to withdraw, while he
had a few moment's conversation with
Dr Carter. Di. Carter, as she stepped
away, was heard to remark. 'It will be
the sweetest moment of my life to die
in defense of my character."
Both men drew pistols. Dr. Carter
shot first and Russell fell", to his knees,
but leveled his gun at Carter and fired
three shots, all taking effect. In the
meantime Cnrter kept firing. Both men
died within three minutes of each other
Russell was a widower and leaves sK
childien. Carter's family consisted of a
mother and brother. There are intimations
that the tragedy was not altogither the
result of the land transaction disagree
ments, but that the young woman's name
or character was in some way involved.
Nothing rcsitive, however, has developed
under this head.
Atlantic City to Congress Heights.
The same cinematograph, or moving pic
tures, which drew such immense crowds
to Congress Heights and Glen Echo liai
just returned from Atlantic City, where
the peofle went wild over it, to Congress
Heights. There it will be exhibited ir,e
for a week, commencing tonight. Take
new Electric Cars at Navy Yard Erldge to
Congress Heights. teld-6t
12-lneh bonrds f?l per 100 Ft.
Frank Libbey & Co.. 6th and N. Y. ave.
P 6 9 9 4 S
Trains leave 6:30,
7:05 and 9 A. M.
i rs ;
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Tbe Steamer Catskill Sunk by
tbe St. Jobns.
SCENE OP WILD CONFUSION
Men Fight One Another for Llfe
Preservers and Knock Dtwn and
Trumple Over "Women In Their
Efforts to Get Into the Life Runt
Only One Futulity.
New York, Sept. 13.-The big sfdewheel
passenger steamers St. Johns and Cats kill
collided just before 7 o'clock this evesing
in tlie North River, tmween Fifty-ninth
and Sixtieth streets. and within ten roiaates
the Catskill was at the bottom at the
river. There was a. hole in her aide Wg
enough for a good-sized row-boat to get
Into. Her terror-stricken passengers
watded her sink from the decks t two
rai.ioad tugs that pot out a momeBt af j-.r
the collision. So far as is known, only
one life was lost
Bertie Tiuimeiman, a six-year-old boy of
Brooklyn, was lost in the panic and it
is supposed that he wa drowned.
Leonard T. Miller, a retired eagmner of
Hobokcn, another passenger of the Catdklll,
is in tr.c hospital with a broken leg. He
is the only person known to have been
hurt in the collision- The CatfikHl is
one of the boats of the Catskill, Hudson
and Co.vsiterie Hue. Sha had sixty-eight
passengers all told. Nearly all the pas
sengers wer as thenOrnof th- boat when
the (.uHisiwn took piece.
The St- Johns struck the Catskill abo0
fifteen feet from tlie bow un the starboard
side, and her heavy steel-sheathed bow
cut ?hole almost half way through the
Catskill's hull- Men and women alike
screamed in terror, and rushed hitlier and
thitLcr, knocking each other down. As
the engines of both boats were going
full speed backward when the colftdoa
came, it was less than half a minute be
fore the St. Johns had backed out of the
hole she had made, and the water rushed
into tin, CatekiH with frightfol rapidity.
The Catskill began to sink immediately.
Her officers realized the situation, and the
captain and the pilots sIhmiUmi fro.ii thu
pilot house to the pa.engcrs to get llfo
pre;rvcrs. There waa a wild coratubla
for tbe catilns whre the life preservers were
kept There was a good many mora
than enough to go around, yet the pas
sengers Tough, aiiiongst themselves over tha
possession of them.
Meantime the crew of the Catrtcill under
the orders of the tird mate, had jumped to
the lirebouts, or which there were four,
and lowered them. Just as the boats struck
tbe water, the water in the CateiU's hold
reached the engine room and e.xtingufsnad
The boat was lighted by olectrlcty. and
the dynamo stopped. Then came absolute
d.frktiess, which served to make the fright
among the passengers a great deal worse.
Tne Catskill's officers ordered the wotneu
taken to the boats first, but the moment
the boats were In the water tteo men
made -i rush for them, and there w.is a
hand-to hand right to keep them away.
In the struggle men seized the women
and threw them aside. The grabbed hold
Qf each other lrantlcally am. fought and
wrestled. They lost their heads' com
pletely, and all the time the shrfekiug
and veiling was kept up.
Fiaaliy all the women were got into
the Inxits. Some of the men followed
them- There were more tlmn enough boats
to take eare of all, but everybody seemed
tv want to get Into tlie same boat and at
the same time
While all this whs gSngon tbe captains
ij the tugs at the New i'ork Central
grain elevator, who had heard the crash
and ire screams and tlie whistling were
heading out toward the sinking boat. The
St. Johns too, liad got under control, and
swung iround to .o to tlie Catskill's as
sistance. She did it with a vengeance.
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