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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVHXE, KY., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1893.
AN OCEAN DISASTER.
A New York-Cuba Mail Steam
SIXTY PERSONS REPORTED LOST.
Tho Vessel Van tho City of Alexandria
anil tho Disaster Occurred "Within
Twenty-Five Miles of Ilavunu Details
of tho Dliastor as Telegraphed to tho
New York Maritime Exchange
New York, Nov. 8. Tho Maritime
Exchango rocoivod tho following from
Tho steamship City of Alexandria,
belonging to tho Now York and Cuba
Mail Steamship company, from Ma
tanzaB for Havana and New York, with
400 hogsheads of alcohol, was wrecked
by an explosion at 4 a. m., and is a to
tal loss by firo at sea. Of thoso on,
board 28 were saved. Nothing known
as to tho fnte of remainder.
Tho officers of tho City of Alexandria
wore: -K. A. Hoffman, captain; E. P.
Buck, first officer; William Field, sec
ond officer: It. Bowen, purser: C. A.
Poolo, assistant purser; J. Linden,
senior quartermaster; William Roson
guns, assistant quartermaster; J. W.
Reed, boatswain; C. Erricson, carpen
ter, J. A. Qodiug, cadet; J. A. Porter,
Early this morning a small boat, in
which wero tho second officer nd 11
other persons, from tho City of Alex
andria, entered the harbor here and re
ported the loss of tho steamer. They
said that an explosion occurred on
board, and that shortly after sho was
burning fiercely. Tho cause of tho ex
plosion is unknown.
The fire gained and Bpread, and tho
captain saw it would bo impossible to
save tho vessel and orders were given
to abandon the ship. Tho steamer had
400 hogsheads of rum on board, and
this, when ;t caught firo, caused im
mense masses of flame to ascend from
the hatchways, tho hatches having been
There was great excitement among
tho passengers and crew, but tho offi
cers soon succeeded in l'estoring a sem
blance of order. Ab soon as the first
alarm was sounded tho crow went to
their firo stations and the stewards be
gan to carry provisions to tho boats.
The more cool.headed among tho
passengers remembered tho notico
which was in every stateroom of tho
ship, calling on them in case of firo or
collision to report at a certain lifeboat
designated in tho notice. Tho passon
gerB at once proceeded to tho boats and
There was comparatively little sea
running, and but littlo difficulty was
experienced in lowering away tho
boats, when tho deop-toned bell for
ward tolled the signal: "Abandon the
Tho scene of tho burning Bteamer was
only 25 miles from Havana, and the of
ficers in command of tho several boats
the captain, first officer, purser and
and chief engineer had littlo fear of
not reaching that port or Bomo other
place along the coast.
In tho first moment of terror some of
tho passengerB tried to jump into the
sea, preferring drowning to burning.
Those who arrived horp this morning
stated that 00 persons wero drowned,
but this is scarcely credited, as most of
tho crow and passengers havo reached
As 6oon as tho nows of tho disaster
reached hero a number of tugs wero
sent to tho scene of tho burningstoamer
to render whatever assistance they
could. Two of theso tugs returned this
afternoon, bringing 19 survivors from
The explosion occurred lato yester
day afternoon and the ship was left
burning a short time afterward.
Ho Still Cluima That Ho Alono Mmdorcd
Washington, Ind., Nov. 3. Tho wife
of Bud Stone, the murderer, was taken
to Joffereonvillo by Deputy Prosecutor
Hastings, and had about an hour's in
terview with her husband. Sho was
taken to tho prison for the purpose of
seeing whether Stone would tell tho
truth for once, or tell a story corob
orating anything ho had previously
The meotiug between husband and
wifo as witnessed by the few present
was very touching. Mrs. Stone, who
has boen in tho city since her husband's
arrest, told him that sho wanted to ro
turn homo to tho country; but p)e
feared to do so becauso, if others wero
implicated in tho murder, thoy might
get away with her. Ho told hor to ro
turn, saying that no one would liarm
her, that ho i alono was guilty of the
crimo. Stono said:
"I did it myself, God being my only
Ho v related sovoral circumstances
that substantiate tho truthfulness of
this, his last story, and in most points
corroborates his second confession.
Ho waB asked why ho took two
weapons with him, tho cornknifo and
ax, and replied that ho did not know
exactly, but thought ho might hovo
uso for tho ax.
Tho grand jury is said to bo in posses
sion of some factB that coincide with
tho above statomont, and will bo em
bodied in tho final report.
There seems to be an easior feeling
now among the people, as it is bolieved
the end is drawing near and tho roal
'Stono makos many complaints about
his afflictions since confinement and
says that he is afraid the wen on bis
neok will cause his death when an op
eration become necessary to remove it
and. that lie had a fall last winter, from
which he has never recovered, -in ad
dition to now being afflicted with nou-
rnltrfa nnd rhnntnnMnm. VtMthnl ho
exhibits a cowardly mako-up and fears
WAS THE WATCHMAN ASLEEP!
A ZanosTlllo Lumber Company Oat Some
Zanksville, O., Nov. 8. The plan
ing mill, lumberyard and office of the
Herdman Lumber company wero de
stroyed by fire yesterday morning, with
a loss of 50,000 and insurance of about
18,000. The flames seem to havo orig
inated in tho second story, over the
boilorroom, but tho wholo building was
a mass of flames before tho alarm was
turned in. All efforts to confino tho
firo to tho building wero fruitless, and
it spread to the yard and leaped across
a C0-foot streot, burning tho office build
ing and tho lumber on that side. Lined
of hose in tho middle of tho streot be
tween tho two buildings were destroyed
by the firo. The alarm was turned in
by a neighbor, who mot tha night
watchman in the streot. hatlcss and
coatloss and carrying a lnntern, as he
returned to tho building. Tho engi
neer, who slept in tho mill building,
had a narrow escape, leaping through a
A BOARD BILL.
It Causes a Serious Cutting Affray Among
Alexandria, Ind., Nov. 3. John
Anderson and John Patton, who have
boen boarding at tho Anderson houso,
got into an argument about a hoard
bill. Hot words ensued, but finally it
was sottlod, and Anderson and his wift
Tho argument was ronowod, how
over, and Patton, bocoming enragod,
went to thoir bedroom, drow an ugly
looking knife front his pocket, and
made at Anderson, who wa3 lying in
bed unconscious of his dangerous posi
tion. His wife, sooing Patton's inten
tions, tried to shield her husband. Pat
ton finally succeeded in plunging his
knife into Anderson just below tho loft
shoulder blade, cutting a gash five
inches long, making a serious, if not a
fatal wound. Immediately after tho
cutting Patton disappeared, and can
not bo found. Both aro colored.
FLOODS AND FIRE.
Hundifdit of l'coplo Perish and Property
Dcstioycd In Japan.
San Francisco, 2$o. 8. Advices
from Yokohama report great floods in
Japan. In tho Okayama prefecture 200
houses were swopt away. Tho fato of
over 100 porsons is unknown. Inunda
tions also occurred in othor districts
with great Iqss of property.
In tho van ship Futakata 50 people
havo beon burned alive.
It is stated definitely that tho diet
will meet Nov. 25.
Found Dond Id Red.
Toledo, Nov. 3. Thomas Palmer of
782 Sixth avenue. New York, was found
dead in his bed at the Hotel La Londc
His death was the result of a dose oi
rough on rats, taken it is thought, dur
ing a moment of dospondoncy, tho re
sult of a protracted spree. Ho has a
wife in New York and is a brother of
General Palmor of that city. Tho lat
ter telegraphed last evening that ho
would take charge of the body.
Hebrew Peddler Asphyxiated. 222
Toledo. Nov. 3. Isaac Addison, a
Hebrew poddler of Detroit, was asphyxi
ated at the Hanner Houso. His body
wus found lying on tho floor of his
room. Tho gas was turned full on,
though wkothor through accidont or
design is not Known. About $175 was
found in his pockets. His body was
shipped to hia family in Detroit.
Mayor Dropped Ilea I.
Berlin, Wis., Nov. 8. R. L. D. Pot
tor, mayor of this city, dropped dead
on his doorstep yesterday. Tho de
ceased was 00 yearB of ago and gained
world-wide notoriety while a member
of tho legislature in 1874 by introduc
ing the famous Potter railway law, to
regulate freight and passenger traffic
under state nupervision.
Bay City, Mich., Nov. 8. McLean
& SonB' sawmill was totally burned
last night and tho Salt block badly
damaged. Tho firo was undoubtedly
incendiary, as tho men hud boen idlo
for three weeks. Loss, 550,000; insur
. "Wo Hoot Paris.
Chicago, Nov. 8. Tho official figures
put tho total admissions to tho fair at
27,589,041, of which 21,409,401 paid.
Paris admitted 28,149,853, with practic
ally no free passeB. Paris took in $8,
800,000, Chicago 14,000,000 in round
In Favor of Utah's Admission.
Washington, Nov. 8. Tho houso
committee on territories has authorized
a favorablo report upon Delogato Raw
lins' bill for tho admission of Utah.
Nothing is said about polygamy, and
religious freedom must bo declared.
British Steamer Wrecked.
Kingston, Nov. 8. Tho British
eteamor Anion, Captain MoKnight, Has
beon wrecked on the east coast of Ja
maica. Sho wont ashore during a re
cont gulo and will prove a total loss.
No loss of lifo 1b reported.
An Anarchist Dinner.
London, Nov. 8. A dinner was given
hero by anarchists in Nicoll's honor.
In answering a toast to him, Nicoll
predicted that tho time wis near when
many anarchists would havo to fight or
dio for their cause.
Knocked Out in Six Hounds.
Boston, Nov. 8. Tho "Spider," Iko
Weir, knocked out Billy Murphy of
Australia in six rounds last night at
Tho Senate Does Not Amend
the House Measure.
THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAW.
It Extends For Six Months tho Tlmo Un
der Which tho Chinese Can Iteglstor
Under tho Geary Law Proceedings of
tho Senate and House.
Washington, Nov. 8. In tho senate
tho houso joint resolution allowing tho
Columbian musoum nt Chicago to ac
cept or purchase articles for itsowu ox
clusivo U6e, free from customs dutieB,
was passed by the senate, all other por
tions of tho resolution being struck out.
A conference was asked.
A houbo joint resolution donating a
cannon for the Grand Army mooting at
Pittsburg in 1804, was also reported and
A bill to authorize tho Missouri River
company in Montana to construct a
dam across the Missouri river was re
ported and placed on tho calendar.
Senator Stowart came promptly to
the front with a bill for the free coin
ago of silver, thus confirming his state
ment made in the sonato that the fight
for silver is to be continued. The bill
prescribes the weight of silver coins
which aro to be issued upon tho basis
of a ratio of 10 to 1. Under the pro
visions of the bill tho holders of Bilver
bullion can deposit it nt tho mint and
receive in exchangq silver dollars or
treasury notes. Theso treasury notes
aro to bo redeemable in silver coin
only, which is a change from tho usual
form which requires thoir redemption
in either silver or gohl.
Tho house bill, to extend tho time for
tho execution of tho Chinese oxpulsion
act, was taken up. Mr. Davis offored
an amendment, ro-ennoting tho act of
July 5, 18H4, aud continuing Bnch act
in force for 10 years longer. This was
Tho voto was taken upon tho Chineso
bill, and it was passed without divis
ion. Tho Chineso bill which passed tho
senato is tho houso bill unamonded. It
extends for six months, tho time under
which Chinese can register under tho
Geary law and for the deportation
after this time of any Chineso laborer
found in tho United States without a
certificate of registration. It provides
that the word "laborer" shall , bo con
strued to moan skilled and unskilled
laborers, while a Chinoso merchant
shall be a Chinoso devotod exclusively
to mercantile pursuits and not engaged
as a laborer at all.
Then it changes the provisions of tho
Geary law concerning witnesses in that
instoad of requiring a whito witnoss, it
requires that the witness shall bo other
than a Chinese. Pending tho order of
deportation the Chinese to bo deported
can not bo bailed. Certificates of regis
tration aro to contain the photograph
of the applicant.
Doings in tho Houso.
Washington, Nov. 8. Tho first
skirmish over the tariff in the Fifty
third congress occurred in tho hou.o
yestorday, and after a deadlock, last
ing until 8:50 o'clock, resulted in a
Tho senato amendment to the urg
gency deficiency bill providing pay for
senato employes during tho recess of
the Fifty-first congress is now the only
bar to final adjournment. Tho sena
tors on the conforenco committee de
clare thoy will never recede and tho
houso booms equally dotorminod not to
accept tho amendment.
RESULTED IN A RIOT.
SinoUlngear Not Good Enough For u Gang
Huntington, Ind., Nov. 3. A gang
of Italian laborers caused a riot that
came noar resulting fatally. A dozen
of them boarded a Chicago and Erio
nnBsoncor train, each ono haVinpr an
omigraut ticket ontitling him to ride
only in tue smomngcar. ruoy started
to onter first class coaches.fcbut Con
ductor W. H. Hempstead, J, J. Heavy
and C. J. Furman and Assistant Train
master Edward Sexton ordered them
into tho smokingcar.
Tho gang refused to oboy and a fight
resulted. Soxton was knocked down
and injured with a slungshot. Hemp
etead grappled with a "dago," who
drow a stiletto and out him in the right
arm, tho blado going to tho bone and
from the shoulder to tho elbow. Sev
eral of tho Italians wore knocked down
and hurt before a squad of polico De
rived and placed tho gang under ar
rest. Hompstoad'H wound' is a vory
An Old Man Horribly Tortured toGlio
Up III Money.
Eitin, Pa., Nov. 8. Masked burglars
entered the homo of tho vonorablo Bar
tholomew Crowloy, in Harbor Creole
township, last night, and demanded his
money. The burglars, throe in num
bor, beat and choked tho old man
brutally. Thoy then poured oil over
him and his bod, and prepared to burn
him if ho did not roveal and dolivor hiB
Whilo about to carry out thoir fiond
ish intontions, tho old man's daughter,
Mrs. Coroy, who had been locked by
the burglara in her room, jumped from
hor window and escaped. This alarmed
the burglara and thoy left. Tho old
man is badly hurt and Mrs. Carey is
also badly injured by the jump.
Wilmington, Del.. Nov. 8. Firo do
Btroyod Joseph Milk' dwelling at Mil
ford and an adjoining atablo owned by
Mrs. Anna Reynolds. -Loss, 0,000;
AT THE WORLD'S FAIR GROUNDS.
A Deserted Appcnrunce Already nt tho
Chicago, Nov. 3. Tho Ferris wheel
kept turning yesterday in spite of tho
orders of Director 'General Davis to
stop it. But it did not make much
money, as tho director general closed
up both entrances to tho Midway.
Tho Ferris wheel people claim their
contract with tho exposition virtually
nmonnts to a lease until Jan. 1. Tho
fact is the park is now in control of tho
park commission, and tho exposition
authorities aro obliged to vacato it as
quickly as possiblo.
There is nothing to bo seen hero now
except tho outside of buildings and tho
waters of the lagoons, that have no
signs of lifo upon them. The electric
launches and gondolas havo practically
ceased running. Tho interior of tho
big buildings aro looking baro after
two days of hard moving and nearly all
of tho exhibits yet remaining are cov
A double track has been extended
from tho terminal station to tho east
ond of tho electricity building and a
number of cars aro upon it. Another
track crosses to the west end of trans
Tho erstwhilo peace of tho whito city
is disturbed by tho sound of work
men's hammers and the rumble cf
Very few visitors aro coming in.
The Pleu Mndo by tho Assassin of Carter
Chicago. Nov. 3. Patrick Eugene
Joseph Prendergast, tho inurdorer of
Mayor Harrison, was arraigned in
Judge Horton's court yesterday. The
courtroom was crowded and when tho
prisoner was led in by tho jailor, the
spectators jumped to their toot. Tho
action terrified Prendergast, and wi' h
blanched face ho crouched close to tho
officers. Ho could scarcely stand and
had to bo assisted to his seat. When
tho indictment was read Prendergast
"Havo you an attorney?" asked tho
"No, but I expect to got one," re
sponded the prisoner faintly.
The judge announced that tho case
would be continued to give Prender
gast an opportunity to secure counsel,
and the assassin was led trembling
back to his cell. The prisoner had evi
dently intended to mako a speech in
tho courtroom, but his fear of mob vio
lence reduced him to a state of abject
terror, and he seemed glad to got back
The Old, Old Story.
Greensuuug, Pa., Nov. 8. George
Trauger, a wealthy farmer, 81 years
old. living at Ploasant Unity, was
buncoed out of 5,000 by two slick
strangers who worked the tinbox
schome. It was the old story of want
ing to buy a farm, followed by a littlo
game, in which Trauger won 5,0U0,
and tnon put up a liko amount, which
ho drew from a bank. Tho monoy was
in a box and given to Trauger for safe
keeping. When ho opoued it the
money was gone. There is no clow to
Philadelphia, Nov. 8. During a
dense fog thero was a rear-end collision
on tho Reading road at Nicetown sta
tion, in tho city limits, that resulted in
tho death of ono person and tho injury
of three othors. H. F. Rinker. a brake
man, was killed, and Joseph Carroll of
Laurel station, Thomas Tetlow of 227
Tripo street, and Albert Weinger of
Chow street wero injured. Carroll
had one log broken.
Cionlu Case Postponed.
Chicago, Nov. 8. Tho Cronin case,
with Daniel Coughlin as dofondnnt,
was called in court again, but ns upon
many previous occasions tho trial was
postponed. A rumor that tho prosecu
tion will dismiss tho caso was denied.
Coughlin's attorneys say they will de
mand an immediate trial or tho release
Nightly Itald of Itobbor.
Wilminoton, Del., Nov. 3. Middlo
iown, this county, is Buffering from an
organized gang of thieves who steal
hogs, chickens and calves from tho
townspeople and farmers. Raids of
robbers aro of nightly occurrence. Tho
citizens will organize for protection.
Sault Ste. Marii:, Mich., Nov. 3.
Tho Canadian schooner Mary is ashoro
and full of water at Cockbum island,
on Georgian bay. Dounbound boats
report the schoonor George ashoro at
Pictured Rooks, all gono to pieces from
her main mast aft.
Youngstown, O., Nov. 3. The fin
ishers and manufacturers held a con
ference yesterday afternoon, at which
counter bcalo propositions looking to a
compromise were presented. Tho
scales wore discussed, but action was
deferred. Tho outlook is moro favora
blo for an amicable settlement.
Thrown I'roin Hlit Home.
Richmond, Nov. 8. Mr. W. J. Wil
cox, a prominent young business man
of Philadelphia, was thrown from a
horse yosteruay af tornoon and so badly
injured that he died in a fow hours.
An Infuut llurnod to Death.
Richmond, Ind., Nov. 8. Tho 2-year-old
child of Mr. and Mra. Jaraea
Middaugh, living east of tho city, was
.burned to death, ita clothes catching
Tiro from an open atovo.
Death of a Cardinal.
Rome, Nov. 8. Cardinal Carlo Lau
renzi is dead. Cardinal Lauronzl was
born at Perugia tn Jan. 12, 1821, and
was created cardinal on Deo. 18, 1860.
Six Men Killed and Othors Sup
posed to Be Dead.
A DOZEN PERSONS INJURED.
Several Horses Dead and Property Dam
aged to the Kxtent of About SUO.OOO.
Tho Ktploslou Caused by an Overprca
sure The Engineer Probably Responsi
ble For the Catastrophe.
Nnw York, Nov. 3. Six men killed,
othors supposed to bo dead under tho
ruins, a dozen persons injured, several
hordes dead and property damaged to
the extent of about $10,000 is the sum
total of tho havoc wrought by tho ex
plosion of a boiler. It was in tho stable
of tho Dry Dock, East Broadway and
Battery street railway, on East Four
teenth streot botween Avenues A
Following is tho list of the dead so
far as known:
John Armstrong, engineer.
Thomas Hasson, laborer.
Samuel Mullen, driver.
John Royal, lampman.
Joseph C. Quinn, laborer.
Charles Breslyn, laborer.
Of tho injured this is but a partial
list, as many who wero hurt disap
peared from the scene:
Michaol McDonald, aged 28, at Bello
vue hospital; both logs fractured below
Patrick McDonnell, aged 28, both
thigh bones fractured -and bruised
about the body.
Mrs. Jacob Soldinger, cut by flying
Annie Gallagher, badly bruised by
John Poters, cut by flying glass.
John Ruhl, struck by falling timber,
injuries not serious.
Myrtlo Gallagher, cut by flying
John Roinfrank. cut by glass.
In that portion of tho stables to
which tho explosion1 was confinod about
15 men wero at work, mostly on tho
ground floor tho building is of three
stories and of brick banking up corn
Without warning a terrific crash was
hoard, and tho air for a hundred yards
in every direction was filled with tim
bers, bricks, iron aud debris of overy
A great volumo of escaping steam
roared and hissed above tho tumult.
In a short time, however, it had ex
hausted itself, nnd through a veil of
dust could be seen a picturo of wreck
The entire fronts of tho stablo build
ings, 533 and 587, had been blown into
tho street. Tho second floor, on which
was banked hundreds of tons of fodder,
fell, going through into the cellar.
Next the roof fell. Tho destruction of
tho building was complete and terrible.
Tho building opposito, a 5-story brick
tenement with two stores and eight
dwelling apartments, all occupied, pre
sented a strange appearance Directly
in front of tho window of a saloon kept
by John Ruhl, lay tho boiler. It was
of tho Lowe patent make, manufac
tured at Bridgeport, Conn., 4 feot 6
inches in diameter by 12 feot in length.
Thero was scarcoly a bulge in its sides.
Tho riveting on tho bottom showed
that the immense cylindor had been
torn out at tho roots.
Sergeant Washington Mullin of tho
boilor inspecting bureau saya tho ex
plosion was caused by an ovor-prosauro.
Engineor Armstrong, it is said, was
not licensed to run a boiler of the pat
tern that exploded. It was a Lowe
patent boilor and ho was only permit ted
by law to run a tubular horizontal
boiler. Armstrong was employed in
tho Corlears street stables of tho rail
road company and had only come up
for tho day.
Ditcctum AVIuh tho Great Itaco ut l'loot
New York, Nov. 8. Tho trotting
match between Directum nnd Mascot,
which, it had beou said, was going to
be the most sensational event thnt ovor
took placo between harnessod horses,
proved to be no sensation at all, so far
as tho race itself was concerned. Thero
was but one horso m it. Tho only sen
sational part of tho day's program and
arrangements was tho enormous crowds
that gathered at tho Fleotwood track
to seo the sport. There wore botween
0,000 and 7,000 people present. It was,
perhaps, as largo an assemblage aB over
collected at that track.
Tho match was tho result of a chal
lengo issuod by W. P. Taylor, tho
owner of Mascot, three weeks ago. Mr.
Taylor offered to match his horse
against any other for $-1,500 a side.
Two weeks ago Directum, at Nash
ville, trotted in 2:05 1-4. This and tho
general appearance of tho horso in
duced his owner to accopt Mr. Taylor'B
challenge, and yesterday afternoon tho
rnco took place.
Directum won all threo heats, the
first in 2:10 1-4, tho second in 2:07 8-4
and the third in 2:08 1-8.
Des Moines, Nov. 8. Dr. Georgo G.
Sanders, a prominont physician of
Marshall county, wna sentenced to six
months in jail by Judge Woolaon of
tho United States district court for at
tempting to induce a postmastor to sell
stamps at less than the regular prico.
Carter Harrison's Successor.
Chicago, Nov. 8. At a cauous of
the Republican aldormen Georgo B.
Swift defeated Martin B, Madden for
tho mayoralty nomination. Tho Re
publicans havo control of tho council,
and tho nomination is almost equiva
lent to an election.