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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: fill DAY MOKNING, MAY 9, 1884.
DOWN IN THE DEEP.
Further Details of the Loss
the Steamship State of
Bto7 of the Disaster as Belated by One
of the Surviving Officers
of the Ship.
list of the Passengers and Crew Saved,
and of the Passengers Who Went
Down to Death.
Qcebec, May 8. Following Is tho of
ficial report of the third officer of the
State of Florida:
" Left New York on the 12th of April
with about 107 passengers and crew and
a full general cargo. All went well until
the night of the 18th at 11 :30, when we
came In collision with tho bark Ton
em, of Chatham, N. 13., Captain
Detburn. Both ships weut down al
most instantly and out of the steamer's
passengers and crew only forty-four, In
cluding the stewardess, managed to es
cape Id boats, and out of the bark's crew
of fifteen only the captain and two
seamen were saved. Next morning the
bark was observed bottom up. The
survivors, after being thirty-five hours
in the boats without food or
water, were rescued by the Norwegian
bark Theresa of Chrlstania, from that
port bound to Quebec. Ou the 2:'d twenty-four
of them were transferred on board
the ship Louisa of and from Cardiff for
Quebec, where they remained until the
6th of May, when taken on board the Tita
ula for Quebec. It Is believed 135 lives
' The following is the list of the saved
brought by the steamer Titanla:
James Allen, third officer.
Andrew N. Steele, surgeon.
Wm. Armstrong, seaman.
Francis Graham, seaman.
lavld Walker, passage-worker.
David Clume, store-keeper.
Alex. Mitchell, donkey man.
James Thomas, foreman.
Wm. II. Smith, passage-worker.
' Geo. Forrester, second steward.
Nell McKellar, assistant steward.
Jas. McKeuzie, assistant steward.
Itobert Youug, assistant steward.
John McDonald, able seaman.
Jdo. Sauotram, seaman.
Jno. McPaw, assistant cook.
Adam McFarlane, assistant cook.
Wm. Miller, baker's mate.
Jimcs Bennett, London, Ontario, first
Andrew Fairbaml, second-class assen
gr. David Struthers, second-class passen
ger. Jontkh Hale, steerage passenger.
Jas. 1'atience, steerage passenger.
Eliza Cburchover, steerage passenger.
Following are the remainder of the
names of the saved, now on their way to
Quebec on board the Norwegian bark
inoresa oi unnsuana:
Jas. Thompson, chief officer.
Thos. Bair, boatswain.
Jno. Smith, boatswain's mate.
Peter Peterson, carpenter.
Henry Anderson, lamp trimmer.
Juo. Silverblade, quartermaster.
Jdo. Miller, quartermaster.
Jdo. Smith, able seaman.
Charles Love, able seaman.
Geo. Armour, able seaman.
John Beard, boatswain's yeoman.
Wm. Lawson, able seaman.
Wm. Hyslop, second engineer.
Edward Boyle, fireman.
John McDowell, llreraau.
Jane McFariand, stewardess.
Peter J. lienins, steerage passenzer
Utijlh Morgan, steerage passenger.
Martin Peterson, steerage passenger.
Francis Watson, steerage passenger
A SlliVlVOli'S STONY.
It would seem, from the story of Mr.
Andrew Steele, the Surgeon of the steam
er, that the affair was as sudden as it
was disastrous, lie was sitting reading
when he heard a signal given to stop the
engines, lie rau on deck and reached it
In time to hear a cry of collision. Af
frighted, tc watched the bright red light
bearing down upon the steamer. The
next moment a bark, afterwards learned
to be the Pomona, struck the steamer on
the starboard bow, and on rebounding
truck her again ami then sank. Mean
time as soon as the chief olliccr could get
the crew to the boats, they
were lowered, the steamer gradu
ally settling. The crew were in them
and one or two passengers. The
latter appear to have had little warning
of their doom, and when the inevitable
death faced them the boats were out of
reach. Their cries were heartrending,
tut the boats dared not return to the
sinking steamer, and after the awful
plunge had taken place there was a con
BulUition between the officers In the boats,
and they rested until next morning at the
cDe of the wreck. Their only hope lay
In sighting a sail, and It was watched for
jvith intense earnestness. There was not
a drop of water In the boats, not an
ounce of food, and the next day and
ebt passed without hope of safety.
jrouumiU-ly the sea was calm. There
were but two women among the
wnipany, but these stood there trials
well. Alter thirty-live hours of suffering
a Norwegian bark picked the forlorn party
up and transferred them to ottier vessels,
tUeTltauia bringing the first installment
1 The third ofl'mer, James Allan, steamer
rtaie of Florida, says that there was no
accounting u,r lh(J cr.llmlon. The night
aii cWai starlight, una the sea smooth.
Th bark was observed next morning
bottom up, but only obtain Hepburn and
...vu mvii: ravuu UUL OI 111
lie crew of
j The lost passengers are:
Mrs. James Ingrahain and infant. Mrs
Murray U. Hull, M. C. Hall.
Mtt, Audrew Trains, 1). Connor aud Liz.
tie Connor, children, all of New York,
i Henry Wood, Mrs. C. Wood, Lillian It.
Wood, M. K. Wood, Mrs. M Shackleton,
All of Wellington, ().
I Walter King, Jas. G. Graham, W. Fen
sell, of Canada.
A. Williamson, Thos. Williamson,
Thos. Taylor, Mrs. Thos. Taylor, Jr.,
Anna Taylor, Ada Taylor and Amy Tay-
?or, the last three children, of Chicago.
Elizabeth Col bach and Infant, It. Van
dcley, J. J. Ilokker, Mr. A. Bokker,
All of Philitddliihla.
Mrs. P. Ward, Cleveland, 0.
The stecrago passengers lost are en
tered without the names of residences
and are :
Benjamin Wedcake, Fd. Benston, F.
Watson, L. Church, John Stewart, the
latter's three children, and Mrs. J. Hale,
all for Liverpool.
Wm. Gilchrist, Martin Jones. John
Hutchinson, Fanny McAlpin, Mrs. A.
Dick, Wm. Dick, Hugh Morgan, Alice
Bowie, Mrs. James Scott, Mary Burns,
Lizzie Leonard, Susan McDermott, Jas.
(rant, John Moore, Mary Shannon,
Martha Shannon, Elizabeth Tutnitty, Kate
Tumitty and Frauds Couning, all for
Hugh Donnelly, Jonathan Beutson,
Joseph Foreman, Edmund O'Donuell,
Ellen Kogcrs, all for Belfast.
U. B. Brown, D. Brown and Infant, for
O. G. Dakre, Peter Housing and B.IIeu
drlckson, for Christlaua.
E. J. Leglem, B. Johnson, Charles
Peterson, Samuel Laverty and John
Hughes, for Londonderry nud other
Distinguished Remains Cremated.
Washington, Pa., May 8. Tho re
mains of Dr. Grossc, the eminent sur
geon, nud author of Philadelphia,
were placed in the Lemoyne cre
matory at noon to-duv. and are now un
dergoing the process of incineration.
The Swaim Investigation.
Washington, D. C May 8. The third
day's session of the Swaim Court of In
quiry was held to-dav, the cross-examina
tion of A. E. Bateuian, banker, being
conducted by Uepreseutntlve Calkins con
ceruing the details of the stock transac
tions between Swaim and Bateman.
Of Interest to Distillers.
Washington, D. C, May 8. Com
missioner Evans, of the Internal Uev
enire Bureau, has decided to abrogate
the assessment plan of collecting over
due taxes on distilled spirits after Au
gust 1st, and has directed internal rev
enue collectors to proceed to collect
these taxes after that date by distraint
or suit on warehouse bond, using both
remedies in any case where one is Inade
quate. KOltTY-KUillTU COXGKESS.
Washington, D. C, May S.-Thc Chair
man laid before the Senate a House mes
sage announcing Its non-concurrence iu
the Senate nmendmcuts to the pleuro
pneumonia bill. The Senate insisted on
its amendments, and the Chair appointed
as a committee of conference on the part
of the Senate, Messrs. Miller of I'ew
York, Plumb and Williams.
The Chair also laid before the Seuate
a House message announcing its
non-concurreuce iu the Senate amend
ments to the Fltz-John Porter bill.
The Senate insisted on its amend
ments, and the Chair appointed as a
committee of conference, on the part
of the Senate, Messrs. Sewell, Logan and
Mr. Lfwan asked to be excused from
acting on the committee, lie said it was
well known that he was opposed to nny
proposition lor tne relief ot tue person
named in the bill, and therefore did not
think himself a proper person to be ou
The President of the Senate said it was
the custom to place on such committees
some member who voted with the minor
ity on the passage of the bill forming the
subject of the conference. Mr. Logan
said he could not and would not serve.
He was accordingly excused aud Mr.
Hawley appointed in his stead.
fin motion of Mr, Dorshmcicr (of Jv.
Y.), the Seuate joint resolution for the
celebration of the completion of the
Washington Monument was taken up und
passed. It provides for the ceremonies
of dedication, a procession from the mon
ument to the Capitol, an ovation Feb. L'L',
18S5, In the Hall of the House of ltepre-
sentatives by Honorable Robert C. Win
throp, salutes of 100 guns from the Navy
Yard and artillery in quarters, and appro
priates $2,500 to be expended by the com
mittee of arrangements.
Committees were then called In the
morning hour for reports.
Mr. Buckuer, from the Committee on
Hanking and Currency, reported n bill
to enable the National banking associa
tions to Increase the capital stock and
change their location and name. Placed
on the House calendar.
Mr. Clardy, from the Committee on
Commerce, reported a bill authorizing
the appointment of a Missouri liiver
Commission. Referred to the committee
of tho whole.
Mr. Dargan, from the Committee on
Patents, reported a bill providing for the
revision, improvement and amendment
of the laws relating to patents. Referred
to the committee of the whole.
Then arose the contest between the va
rious special orders fur supremacy,
Mr. Stockslager pressing the considera
tion of the bills for the erection of public
buildings, Mr. Singleton urging the Con
gressional Library bill, Mr. Kills desiring
the discussion of the New Orleans
Industrial Exposition bill, Mr. Ran
dall expressing the anxiety of the
Appropriation Committee for the
disposal of the appropriation bills,
and Mr. Payson demanding the consider
ation of unllnlshed business, being the
Oregon Central forfeiture bill. Mr. "Pay-
son s ueinanu was not acceded to, am
Mr. llolinan moved to go into committee
of the whole on the appropriation bills.
This was lost, sixty-eight to ninety-eight.
Mr. llolinan, in the Interest of public bus
lness, called for the yeas and navs, but
Mr. Randall declared that a roll call
would not be iu the interest of public bus
iness, aud the yeas and nays were not
The House declined to consider the II
brary In the public buildings bill, aud
then weut Into committee of the whole
with Mr. Dorshcimcr iu the chair, on the
state of the Lnlon.
On motion of Mr. Ellis all prior bills
were set aside and the committee pro.
eeeded to the consideration of the bill
appropriating $1,000,000 for the celebra
tion of the World's Industrial and Cot
ton Centennial Exposition at New
Orleans. Mr. Ellis brlclly explained
the provisions of the bill and pointed
out the safe-guards w hich had been estab
lished for the return of the appropriation
Jo 'the I nited States out of tho receipts.
Juo Imposition promised to bo more
broadly National and international In its
character than even the Exposition of 187G
at i d ade phh. Already every one of
the States s taking steps to have a part,
ill the exhibition, ami twenty fr..i !
tiotis have slgnllled their lutetitiou to bo
GENERAL LOCAL ITEMS.
Ice, wood am kiudling, at City Brew
ery, Jacob Klue. tf
Mr. U. Jones who haJ been down sick
for several weeks is able to bo out again.
The Methodist ladies fed a large com
pany sumptuously at Temperance Hall
Closing out a bankrupt stock of furni
ture at aud below cost, at 101 Commercial
Avenue up stairs. 4 ot
A son was born unto Mr. and Mrs.
Btoms, corner Seventh Street and Washing
ton Avenue, yenterday morning.
The flro alarm of yesterday afternoon
was caused by the burning out of a flue on
the house of Officer McTigue, on Twenty
first street. The alarm was uncalled-for,
as no damage was likely to tesult and nono
Judge J. II. H ibinson yesterday re
ceived news of tho death of his sister, Mrs.
E. II. Oaborn, at Springfield, Mo., yester
day morning. He left last night for Kansas
City, whero the remains are to be buried, to
attend tho funeral.
Mr. W. T. Dearing, theatrical mana
ger of Prof. Seaman, was ia the city yester
day arranging for the professor's appear
ance at tho Oper House hero in about
two weeks. Prof. Seaman give an exhibi
tion here some time ao, tint will bo re
membered by thodo who fortunately saw
it as a novel and very entertaining one, and
they will hall his reappearance with pleas
ure. Capt. Thomas was at his post in Wash
ington on Tuesday, to cist his vote in f.ivor
of decapitating the bill that sought, in a
measure, to prevent the collection of a sur
plus revenue of forty millions this year anil
sixty millions next yetr. The tax-ridden
people of this district therefore owe him n
debt of gratitude which they will doubtless
try hard to dischargo next November.
The State Sunday School Convention
which is to meet at Springfield on the 13th,
14 tlx aud loth instants, will bean impos
ing body of churchmen it all the counties
are fully represented. Each county is co
titled to ten delegates who will be appoint
ed by tho Executive Committee. The
delegates will get reduced rates on the
railroads and be enterUined while iu
Springfield. The delegation for this coimty
has not yet been selected.
Williamson County Democrats have
held their County Convention and left there
congressional delegates uninstructed,
though it is claimed that they are all, or
mostly, for Albright. It is apparent, how
ever, from reports coming from other coun
ties, that Mr. Albright is not to have a
walk-over in the convention. The Demo
cratic nomination for Congress does not go
be5''Do uy a considerable sight, our Re
publican friends to the contrary notwith
standing. P. J. TiiistlewjoJ yesterday received
by river a TO-barrel tank for use at Lis new
residence. The tank wis made iu New
Orleans by A. Higgs & Bro., whose carJ
and scale of prices will be found in another
column ot The Bulletin. A largo num
ber of their ttnks are in usi in the city,
at the residence of Col. Taylor; at the oflice
of the Trust Property and in other places,
where they are set in the ground and have
given much better satisfaction tlnn cement
cisterns. The water is pure and free from
sipeage. Theie tanks are made from heart
cypress, guaranteed water tight, will last
in the ground twenty five years and cost
bat little more than half as much as a "oo&
cistern and nothing for repairs.
-Officer McTigue yesterday nrre3ted
several of the deini monde who had made
themselves conspicuius too frequently dur
ing tho last several weeks. The ordimnco
prohibiting these characters fiom piraling
in attractive attire should be aUays strictly
enforced. We.are satisfied that it is the de
sire of tho administration th it it sh 11 be,
and there ought to be no Uxity anywhere
ameng the city's conservators in re.-pect to
this matter. Experience has proven that
the best policy with reference to this evil
is to subject it to certain rules and regula
tions, and to hold it down to a strict ob
servancj of them. Thus managed it be
comes comparatively inoffjnsrvp, for only
those who seek it need th'jn become con
taminated with it, or be at all aw ire of its
cxistince. But a stringent enforcement of
the policy adopted with reference to it is
always n?cessry and must be insisted upon,
lest there bj a general eruption of tin ulcer
and a protest from the p itient public.
It has been suggested that tho Council
Bhould amend the high license ordinance
so as to require those who take out license
h November for only six months of the
fiscal year will be required to pay t tho
rate of fV0 or t00 per annum. The rea
son urc-(."l in favor of the tmggestion, is,
that one of the main objects and benefits of
high license, namely, the permanent reduc
tion of the number of s iloons, may bo at
tained and insured; and also, incidentally,
that those saloon-keepers who pay the f 500
rate down for the wholo year, may be, in a
measure, protected against others who pur
posely hold bhek until the beginning of
the UBtiiali oi the fhcr.l year, then take
out n $350 license and enter in'o equal
competition with those who have struggled
through the' "dull season." The suggestion
socms reasonable. It would ceem only Mr
that those who tike out license only for
half a year, and that the better half, should
pay a littlo somolliing for tho odvanta"0
they havo over those who pay the wliolo
year's licenso at once and take their chances
on making up the latter half of the year
what they may lose during the first half.
But the amendment is also desirable from
another standpoint. Tho reduction in the
number of saloons is one of the greatest
benefits claimed as the result high license
and a benefit alike to the city and to the
remaining saloon-keepers; and this mutual
benefit cin only be derived to its fullest
extent by requiring the payment of the
whole amount for one year at once, and by
discouraging the taking out of licenses for
fractional parts of a fiscal year, In every
way possible. Furthermore, these purposed
winter-saloons, as they may be properly
called, are always only temporary institu
tions; and as a general rule, those who
would start a business of this nature,
with the intention of making it only a
"sideshow" and remaining iu it ouly a few
months at a time, would naturally not ex
ercise the same care that those would ex
ercise, who intended to remain in their bus
iness permanently and depended upon it
alone for a livelihood. The matter ceriain
ly deserves the serious attention of the
Council, 'flare may be some objection to
the proposition from a legal standpoint,
but that would be developed in the course
oi the consideration.
A white man named Joseph Martin,
living in Bard veil, Ky., came to town Wed
nes i iy night, and, as usual when here, Le
got on a spree. He got into the company
of several of the "bolioys" and "took iu"
some of the institutions of folly down town.
During bis revels he l.-t a gold watch
valued at $100, which he claims wnsstolen
from him by one of his companions. A
young man, one of those with whom ho
walked arm in arm down town, was ar
rested and jailed by Cons'able Martin, but,
upon examination before Magistrate Com
ings last night, no evidence was produced
a'Jording any ground for suspicion, and the
prisoner was discharged. It was devel
oped, however, that there were several
youn fellows around when the theft was
committed whose preseuco at such times
and, under circumstances, would be suffi
cient to arouse suspicious of guilt against
them and their companions. But Martin
oi I ut know when or where be lost his
watch; he bad been too beastly drunk, and
only missed his jewelry yesterday morn
ing when he awoke from his drnnken sleep
in the hotel, where the companions of his
iudesceut orgies had left hlin.
Methodists all over the country will
be interested deeply in the quadrennial
gcnurcl conference of the Methodist Episco
pal Church now in session in Philadelphia.
It is regarded as one of tho most important
councils ever held by this denomination in
t'ne United States. Tile general conference
meets every four years, and is the absolute
law-miking power of the church in this
country. Representing as it does a mem
bership of about 1,800,000 clergymen and
laymen, this syoodical body of the great
Methodist denomination would attract to
itself attention at all times; but it will be
especially interesting this year, from the
fact that questions of unusual importance
are to be decided. One feature of its work
will be the celebration and commemniora
tion of the centennial of the establishment
of Methodism in the United States. It was
in 1784 that John Wesley, assisted by the
Key. Thomas Creighton and Richard What
coat ordained tho Rev. Thomas Coke as
Superintendent of the American Metho list
churches, with Asbury hs assistant; and it
was in December of that year that, on
Coke's arrival in America a general confer
ence of nixty ministers met in Baltimore
and approved Wesley's action by unani
mously electing Coke and Asbury Superin
tendents. This conference adopted the
twenty-five "articles on religion" and tho
"Sunday service," and from that hour tho
Methodist Church in America bad organic
form. Another important subject for the
consideration of the conference will be
what is known as the ''Term Limit," by
which ministers arc restricted to a term of
three year?. Over ninety annual confer
ences are represented in this body by 450
delegates. The session is bi l eved will last
fully a month. During this time Philadel
phia willjbe the Mere to which all Metho
dist pilgrims will flock lrom all parts of
the land. Excursions nro going thither
from San Francisco and from Portland,
Oregon, Boston sends a company of 800 to
spend a fortnight, nny many other cities as
well as country districts will be represented
ON THE DEATH OK MISS MAMIE SMITH.
They tell ma snu'i rod from the dark worli of
That bur iptrlt plnmej wlngi aro now lluttcrini; on
Tbat lio'a dono with frail III'o, a fulr Kiltlud bab
ble, And gone to Inherit a borne to the ekjr.
OI llltlu you thought when to your warm heart
you prcse ber,
At your lat parting hour In tfio Into Autumn's
That vou never a;aln In health should heboid
Or that he In earth' hoaomi before you would
But 'He so, even io, fho li now bur way wing
In O'er tho fair in nny plain of tho bright fi'lrlt
On her luavon tuned harp sweet nonga alio la iIdjj
Inn, With a jlorlou throou at her fiavior'a rUlit hand.
Weep not thoi.'oucl mother, that lone cherlih'J
Wi matched from your hoiom ore It fult the
Look up and rejulce, In you lovj gleamluK bow
er', It bloom 'neadi tho radlauce of heaven born
light. tin. L. M.J. -
It is about high time tho style of business of hood
winking the public with the gifts of Watches and Chains,
Clocks, Cromos, Malls, Bats, &c, is stopped, and the people
Given Full Valued Money!
Without merit no business can prosper. We give the best
of Goods at the lowest possible price. (Jooa Goods sell
themselves, and require no humbugging to convince the
public of its truthfulness. Toucan not get something for
nothing, and all these gilts (?) cost somebody sometning.
WE BfiMKVK iu an HONEST BUSINESS, HONESTLY CON
DUCTED. You can rest assured that you vill get a hun
dred cents on the dollar for every dollar you spend with us
We will NOT bo UNDERSOLD.
SAMUEL -:- BUEGEE,
This Week's Grand Bargains
-: J. : : Burger's :-
The finest, handsomest and prettiest stock ever brought
to this market.
Our stock u now brimful of new, popular and desirable
HOSIERY, NECKWEAR axd PARASOLS.
Vic defy competition our stock in
Silks, Safins, Ponque Sis, Nun's Veilings, Cashmeres anil Buntings
Wearer scllm? lower tban any other bonne in the city.
Would call the attention of the public to our lare line of
Carpets in Velets, English and American Buussels. 3-nlv
and extra Supers can be found in variety and low nrices at
the Popular llou-e of
STOVES, -:- EANGES, -:- TIN,
Japanned 13erlin and A.gato "Ware,
Biul Cages, Bath Tubs, Water Coolers & Ice Cream Freezers.
Agrent for Adams & Westlake Oil. Gasoline and Gas stove, Detroit
afe Co., Hamilton Steel Plows, Chilled Plows, Walking Cultivator
Corn ShelleiH, Planters, Etc., Etc.
Sos. 27 &
Paints, - Oils,
Brushes, Glass, Window
Notice In tills colnmmoree Hue or lena 25cem
oueinsertloa or $1.(10 pi r week.
There will bo a Stork-liolder meitlng of tho
Ill'nola IroD and dial Company at thuir olllca in
Cairo on the u'.ttn (lay of May, at t a. m., for tho
purpose of elixt.pg r.lnn director and the transac
tion of such oilier business a may protvrly coinf
before the meKlnc. CO UODFKEY, Pre.
W. B. CO KM AN, 8ec'y. 41-tf
Notice to the Public!
Mik about to leave Cairo permanently, I offer
everything in my line of hugineit
at less their cost!
Pernoii desirous of socnrlntf bargain during the
cominit KlKl'KKN IJAVS, can do o by call liif? at
'.Z-i Commercial Avenue.
S. H.JEABER, Agt.
N. B All persona ow'nu tho old firm of Tahcr
Bros, and M , K Taher will call and si-ttle within
the time pw,ind. otherwise claim will bu l aned
In hands of lawyers for collection. a. 11. T.
NKW YORK 8TOUK,
WHOLHSA.LK AND RETAIL.
The Largest. Variety Stock
IN TJITO CITY.
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in; a iiiiu;t; V10 tiller.
tt - -
CLARK ft LOVETT,
Shades, Artist's Material, Ac
U. B. mi.
iobibt a. turn.
Grand Central Store.
136 & 138 Com'l Ave.
have recMvert a full and complete line
ot new Fall and Winter
) UIILVU UUUUUl
Cloaks, Fol mans, Notions, Etc.
A ho ivy stock of Body Bruneli, Taper
tries and Ingrain
A full slock of Oil Clolhi , all ilzei tod priwf.
tlmnnr V. Pnnln' fnmSnkli
A full and tbmolete atock la now nlnir
cloaed oat at great bargaint .
Uoodti at Bottom Prloevf