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THE CORONET WINNER.
The English Yacht Sails Into Cork Har
bor a Little After Noon
it Encounters Heavy Seas and Several
Storms, Including a Revol
The Dauntless Not Yet Heard From,
and Its Fate Is lv the
Wilson and Woodson to Meet To
>luht--A Cocking Maln--
l.oxDox, March 37.— The Coronet ar
rived off Queenstowu at 11:80 o'clock this •
morning. Nothing had then been seen of ''
the Dauntless. The Coronet passed the
winning point at 12:41 o'clock under a full
press of canvass, the wind at that hour be
ing west northwest and fresh. In passing j
the given line, Roche's Point, the victorious |
yacht fired five gnus and the time was at |
once taken by the -secretary and members
of the Royal Cork Yacht club, . who had I
been on the lookout for her arrival. The !
club then hoisted a signal announcing the
Coronet's arrival. The wind was blowing j
hard and the Coronet entered Cork harbor j
in spanking style, with all sails set and j
hugging the western shore. The apparent |
time occupied in the passage is 14 days, 2" I
hours, 34 minutes, 40 seconds, and
the actual time, computed on the Green
wich basis, 14 days, li- hours, 4 minutes,
four seconds. The whole number of naut
ical miles sailed is 3,949. The longest day's
run is 391.5 miles, made on Saturday, March
26, and the shortest 38. miles made on
Tuesday, March 22. The weather was un
commonly stormy, oven for this season of
the year. No less than seven heavy gales
contrived to keep the sea in a foment for
eleven days of the trip and for two days the
weather was so severe as to make the ques
tion of the yacht's living through them
somewhat doubtful. She behaved splen
didly, however, in all sorts of weather and
proved herself one of the staunchest, if not
of the fastest, vessels of her type afloat
No accidents happened to any of the sailors.
despite the great risks they were compelled
to undertake at times. With the exception
of three torn sails and a little broken tackle,
everything on board the boat was in as good
shape when the anchor was dropped
as when it was raised off Tompkinsville,
Stalen Island. It is thought that a much
quicker passage might have been made had
Capt. Crosby carried more sails. On sev
eral occasions, when the wind was light
but the sky threatening, he was very cau
tious, and his judgment was controlled
largely by the barometer, which was much
of the time below 29 = and seldom
above 30 ° , the nominal height in the lati
tude traversed. The course was more north
erly than was thought safe, but. fortu
nately, no icebergs or field ice were encoun
tered. The number of persons on board
the Coronet was 29. including 1G sailors, 5
officers, tiie steward, cook, mess
boy and 5 guests. The officers were:
Captain, C. P. Crosby; navigator,
T. B. C. Anderson; mates, W. A.
Whittier and Otto Peterson; Boatswain.
Augustus Bergholm. The advantage gained
by the Coronet at the start increased the con
fidence of those on board. It was the first
time that Capt. Crosby had ever partici
pated in a yacht race of any sort. He
freely admitted that he feared that Capt.
Samuels, of the Dauntless, with . his past
experience, would succeed in crossing the
starting line somewhat ahead. How need
less*-tijl'e- apprehensions were is already
known, - It is not too much to say that in
bis .maneuvering he displayed more judg
ment and tact than is usually seen in races
near New York. After taking the anchor
on board at II "o'clock on the morning of the
start, he beat about the bay off Owl's Head
surveying the water and verifying the po
sition of buoys 17 and 19, between which
she must pass after
THE PROPER SIGNAL
had been made from the judge's tug. When
the preparatory signal was given the Cor
net was making a reach up the bay with
head towards the battery. Crosby held the
wheel, and by his side was Cipt. Anderson,
watch in hand, counting the seconds. Seven
minutes from the time of the first signal
Crosby ordered the helm "hard a port," to
bi ing the boat head around. She was un
der fifty seconds in stays, and then fairly
flew before the strong northerly winds. As
it had been arranged that the starting signal
would be given ten minutes after the pre
paratory signal, it seemed probable that the
Coronet would reach the line fully a minute
before the time for the second signal, when
it would be necessary to go about again,
thus causing a considerable loss of time.
Crosby was equal to the emergency, how
ever. When he realized what was immi
nent lie spilled the wind out of
the sheets by trimming flat aft.
bringing the big schooner almost to a stand
still. When the signal was finally given he
paid out the sheets fore and aft, ran up
the square sail, forestay sail and top sails,
and in thirty seconds had the Coronet
across the line. The Dauntless, it will be
remembered, yvas at Gowanus, nearly a
mile away, with her stern towards the
judge's boat. Every possible stitch of can
vas was spread on the Coronet as she sped
through the Narrows at the rate of eighteen
miles an hour, surrounded by tugs, steam
ers and steam yachts. Once or twice,
when tinder the lee of the Highland, it
seemed as though her opponent yvas gaining
her lost ground rapidly, but when the wind
filled the sails again, she left the Dauntless
further astern than at the start. The tortu
ous swash channel having been followed to
the ocean, the boat passed Sandy Hook
lighthouse, bore west by south and
THE OPEN SEA
portion of the trip began. The course laid
was east by south. The sky* was clear, and
the breeze, which had veered around to
northwest, was freshened. When the ex
cursion boat Bay Ridge, yvhich was the only
one of the fleet of steamers to accompany
the racing yachts as far as Sandy Hook
light ship, turned back at about 8:40 p. m.,
the relative position of the schooners was
nearly the .same as when they passed
through the Narrows, and they were steer
ing the same course. The wind now was
greatly increased, a ' heavy sea running
abeam. The balloon and sky sails and top
sails on both boats were taken in about the
same moment. Then the Dauntless dropped
astern rapidly, and at 5 ' o'clock was hull
down six miles away. She had changed
her course to south-southeast, aud just
before darkness set in only her top masts
were visible. The flrst Sunday yvas
marked, as were : seven of . the ten
succeeding days, by . a gale, which
came from the northeast soon after mid
night. Although fairly moderate, it was
accompanied by a strong, head sea, which
made the yacht labor heavily. The waves
frequently broke over the bows, but she
rode it out well under close-reefed fore
and mainsails and jib, and averaged ten
miles ah hour on the course throughout.
Thus early were the sea-going qualities of
the Coronet tried. She 7 proved herself as
bouyant as a cork and, recovering quickly
from the added weight caused by shipping
one heavy cargo of water on her decks, she
would meet and mount the next wave as
easily and gracefully as a swan. The only
damage sustained was the parting of the
iron twine buckle of the starboard bobstay.
This was quickly replaced yvith double
block tackle. To the five freshwater sailors,
who had taken passage m the saloon, the
movements of the yacht seemed -
and all but one, the man" who had traveled
over deep water enough to entitle hint to
be called a son of 7- Neptune, . quickly sue
curabed to sea sickness. Early in the I
afternoon the gale abated and was sue- !
ceeded by a light, puffy breeze from the j
northwest and light Intermittent rains. | '
The sea continued high and prevented the j
carrying of a fair spread of canvass, owing
to the heavy strain it would entail on the J
masts in quick lurches. Navigator Ander- j
son's observations show that in the twenty- I
two hours, thirty-three minutes and thirty- !
seven seconds which had actually elapsed
between the time of the start and Sunday
noon the Coronet had sailed 348 nautical
miles. Her position was 89.51 north lati
tude and 08.41 west longitude. The suc
ceeding day was a busy one for the sailors.
Both watches were on deck for a part of
the twenty-four hours. The wind was so j
light, puffy and capricious that it
required almost continual changing of sails
and hauling of sheets. The sea continued
turbulent, and the yacht at times rolled
so violently as to threaten the stability of
the spars. The pressure of the wind j
against the mainsail was not sufficient to j
hold the gaffs steady, and when it appeared !
probable early in the morning" that the j
swaying of the gaff would carry away the
masthead the mainsail was replaced by the
storm trysail, it was now thought that
the immense square sail did good service,
for when spread to counterbalance the de
ficiency of canvas astern it carried the
yacht along much faster, lightened her
much by the head and prevented her taking
such quantities of water on deck, *. as when
under mainsail the boom used to spread its
foot to windward. It was, however, found
to be impracticable In a
HEAVY REAM SEA.
owing to its jamming the saddle at the fore
mast, and it was unshipped. Towards sun
set the water became smoother and all the
sails were again set. A calm followed, and
at midnight there was not sufficient air astir
to flatten the pennant. The distance trav
eled from Monday noon to Tuesday noon
wa5.204.3 miles, nearly due east. Early on
Tuesday morning a wind arose from the
northeast, and at daylight it blew a gale.
The canvas was reduced to double reefed
mainsails, foresail with the bonnet out and
reefed forestay sail. The boat was bowling
along at the rate of twelve knots, with a dry
deck, when between 8 and 9 o'clock in tlie
morning the wind shifted to south-south
east, blowing at the rate of sixty miles an
hour. The sudden change caused an ugly
cross sea, the waves breaking over the rails
in rapid succession, and keeping the
decks almost continually submerged.
Toward midnight the wind and sea subsided
considerably and by Wednesday .morning
the wind got round to the southwest. The
weather was almost an exact repetition of
Tuesday. Early in the evening there was
another brief calm with a swell, and when
the breeze next appeared, it came from the
west, moderate enough to allow us to carry
a fair amount of canvas. At 7 a.m. the
first object sighted after the first day out
was a brig bound south, but she was not
near enough to be signaled. At sp. m. a
westward bound ship, sailing under close
reefed top sails, was sighted six miles to the
northward. The distance traveled on an
east by north course on Tuesday was ISS
miles, and on Wednesday 316. G miles. On
Thursday noon the barometer, whose ten
dency had been downward for three days,
first developed soon after midnight in sharp
squalls from the southwest, with a driving
rain. The wind was fitful for a time, com
ing variously from south southeast to south
west and south, but finally settled upon
southwest. At 10 a. m it began blowing
with great velocity, and by noon had be
come a hurricane, and two hours later the
wind's speed was estimated at eighty miles
an hour. It was a grand battle of the ele
ments such as is seldom witnessed. The
waves were almost mountain high. Their
surface was lashed into snow-white foam,
and as the head of one rose higher than an
other the wind carried it off in dense spray,
which, when driven into one's face, felt
like stabs from scores ,of j fine-pointed
needles.- The ""roaring of the winds was
like a prolonged peal of thunder, the
resemblence was completed by ait occasional,
vivid flesh of lightning. This was a severe
test for so small a boat as the Coronet.
As she sank in the trough of the seas,
it seemed as if the waves, which
were half-mast high, would engulf , her.
Under reefed fore try-sails she was plunged
along by the wind at the rate of nine knots
and despite great volumes of water break
ing over the deck, weathered the storm
wonderfully well. When at 5:20 p. m. the
fury of the hurricane seemed to be increas
ing instead of diminishing, Capt. Crosby, .
fearful that the yacht would not hold to- ,'
gether long, or, if driven through such a
sea and not being willing to jeapardize his
own life and the lives of those on board by
running at night where it was reasonable to
suppose that there were icebergs/decided
to lay to until the storm had ceased. ' A
favorable opportunity offering when the
crests of the waves were momentarily ex
ceptionally far apart, the vessel's head was
TOWARDS THE WIND.
Held in this position, under only a reefed
forestay sail, she could make little progress
in any direction. At midnight the wind
and sea had moderated considerably and
the schooner was again got under way, j
running before the ' wind with reefed fore- !
try sail and forestay sail. The yacht's po
sition Thursday noon was latituae 41, 27,
longitude 50, 03, having traveled 211.2
miles since the previous noon. The weather
on Friday and Saturday, the 18th and 19th,
began with light breezes, and in the after
noon there were gales, though moderate
compared with Thursday's big blow. Sat
urday was a red letter day, four vessels
being sighted. The first was a westward
bound In man line, which passed three miles
to southward about 8 a. m., and
whicii answered the Coronet's inter
national code number. An hour later
a ship with all sails set passed
northward. At 11 o'clock an eastbound
Star steamer carrying the Spanish flag came
from the south. She came alongside, re
ducing her speed, and quite a conversation
was carried on - through the bure pennants
and square code flag. At 3p. in. an east
ern bound steamer passed north, but too
tar distant to speak. The day's run was
135 miles, and the position was latitude 41.
40, longitude 30 °. Saturday noon the
day's run was 205. S miles, and the position
was latitude 41.47, longitude 42.35.15. The
theory that storms swing around in a circle
was thorongly proved by the experience of
the second Sunday, when the Coronet ran
through a revolving gale which \Vas nearly
as terrific as that of the 17th, t The wind
first issued from the southeast about 3a.
m. and blew at the rate of seventy miles an
hour until 8, when it moderated/ At 4:30
HARDLY A RRE ATI! \ ' ,
yvas stirring. Half an hour later. there was
a light breeze from the Northwest, and at '.I
there came a hurricane from that direction.
The cross seas created by the contrary
winds buffeted the yacht like a chip in a
mill race, and only the most skillful man
ipulations of the wheel prevented the huge
waves from lauding on the deck and crush
ing it in. She carried only a forestay sail
and jib stay sail reefed, and made con
siderable progress through it all. The
position at noon was latitude 45.25 and
longitude 39.04.58, and the distance trav
eled 1,794 miles. Monday, March 21, be
gan with a propitous breeze from the
northwest, but it was as inconstant as had
been all winds hitherto during the trip.
Soon after noon it veered around, bringing
a diurnal gale from the northeast. .As the
yacht had already driven farther south
than the navigator had intended, an .l
as beating to windward was impossible
in such a strong wind and heavy sea, it was
decided to keep her head up to the" wind
and wait for a more favorable breeze.' -The
head wind continued ; blowing incessantly'
until Wednesday noon, when it gradually
rounded to the north. During that forty
eight hours the yacht was almost at a.
standstill, averaging under tyvo knots.
Early on Monday afternoon a North Ger
man Lloyd steamer eastward bound passed
southward enough to distinguish the
yacht's flags. The distance covered^.'lrdji.
ST. PAUL. MONDAY MORNING. 7 MARCH 28. 188?.
Sunday noon to Monday noon was 20-3
miles, to Tuesday noon 888, and to Wed
nesday noon 538 miles. Late Thursday
afternoon a good sailing breeze arose " from
the southwest, continuing with more or less
regularity throughout Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, giving an opportunity for rapid
progress. During that period the Coronet
logged as high as fourteen knots.
AT NOON Till' USD A V
She had sailed 218.0 miles in twenty-four .
hours, and was in latitude 43 deg. 4 mm.
and longitude 2S.deg. 36 min'.' 8 sec; Friday
385.5 miles, latitude 49 deg. 4S mill.; longi
tude 22 deg. 83 mm.; Saturday 29l.s miles,
latitude 50 deg. 51 mm., longitude 51 deg.
S mm. 15 see. Mizzen Head on the southwest
coast of Ireland, was sighted at, 5:37 in the
morning and 7:40 Fastnet light bore north
northwest, nine miles away. The yacht
was then howling along under all light sails
at the rale of twelve knots an hour. The
weather was clear and warm and the
gradual unfolding of the beautiful scenery
along the Irish coast presented a picture
which was much admired* by those on
board. At 8:57 Galley Head was abeam
and then the Cork pilot boat. Columbine,
hove in sight at 10:08, and when the yacht
was abreast of Seven Heads, Pilot liobert
Welsh came on board with news that the
Coronet was the first to arrive. Along the
coast and into the harbor scores of vessels of
all sorts were passed, all dipped their ensigns
to the winner and the crews of all cheered.
At 1:30 the Coronet- anchor was dropped
off the Cork Yacht club house.
The Coronet people believe that the
Dauntless will be twenty-four hours later
in arriving. Capt. Anderson says the
weather was the worst he ever experienced
in all his 184 Atlantic passages.
AT NEW YOBS',
New York, March 27. — The rooms of
the New York Yacht club were well filled
to-day with members of the club discussing
the result of the ocean race between the
Coronet and the Dauntless, It was the
generally expressed opinion that the race
settles the fact of the Coronet's greater
speed and the superiority of the
new style yacht over that built after
the old models. Many, however, of those
present seemed inclined to withhold their
opinions until further particulars of the
race are obtained. It was thought there
might be some accident which prevented
the Dauntless from doing her best. There
were sighs of regret for "Colli-" Colt,
whose yacht was rather the favorite with
WILSON AND WOODSON TO-NIGHT
Their mill Expected to be a Deeply
Billy Wilson, of St. Paul,, and Harry
Woodson, of Chicago, will spar titteen
rounds in Exposition rink to-night, for a
purse of $500 and the colored" champion
ship. A good deal of interest , has been
aroused over the match. The two men
fought eight rounds to a draw in the same
place some few weeks ago, where both did
good work. There is no reason why to
night's event should not be an interesting
one. Wilson is backed by Tom Manning,
who has been giving him a vigorous course
for the past three weeks, consisting of long
distance running, punching the bag,
sparring and general gymnastics.
Wilson is in fine condition, and
promises to do some hard; lighting.
Woodson, the "Black Diamond." arrived in
St. Paul from Chicago yesterday afternoon.
He is in fine condition and when seen by a
Globe representative stated that he never
felt better in all his life. "Although 1 have
only been in active training for a week I
am confident that I will stand a fair show
of coming off victorious to-morrow night,"
he said. "1 have not done much hard
work, but my muscles are as hard as steel
and my wind is better than ever. Before
leaving Chicago I used to take a punch at a
bag now and then and walked from four to
five miles every morning. Jl expect to have
a hard tussle to-morrow night, bu.tX.Uaye: a
heap of confidence, and it Wilson wins," he
will have to do some pretty tall fighting. "
'At this moment a delegation of dusky ad
mirers of the Black Diamond came along
and bore him off to Tom Jefferson's place
in Minnesota street, where his health was
toasted in countless bumpers of foaming
A COCKING MAIN.
Three Game Battles at a Midway
. ;'7- 7 Boad House.
, The cocking main announced to occur
yesterday afternoon midway between St. -
Paul and Minneapolis took place, but sim
mered down to three battles. The birds
were' well matched and handled, and the
hundred or so sports present were well sat
isfied. The pit was 15x10 feet in dimen
sions and arranged In . accordance with the
regulations which govern such affairs. The
first battle was between two Pyles, a blue
and red, well matched. .
After some time spent in heeling the birds
they were breasted. The blue seemed both
stronger and quicker and gaffed his opponent
three times, the last bein_ fatal. Time, 5'
The second battle was between a gray
Dominique, and ' a black-breasted red. The
red was the favorite, and odds of sto 3
were freely offered and taken, considerable
money changing hands. The birds had
fought once before 'Hip the river," when
the red drove the gray from the pit, and
the battle was to decide the question of
superiority to the death.
When breasted the gray showed so much
game that his backers plucked up courage
and increased their bets. While the gray ap
peared to be the quicker of the two. and the
more aggressive, the red clearly over
matched and gaffed him four times. At the
final fly, the fifth, the red's gaff went through
the gray's neck and ended the battle. Time,
The third and last battle was between
"stags,"or birds that had never been fought
before. Both .were light-weights, a black
breasted red and a gray Dominique.
At the second f*y the gray gaffed the red at
the joint of one of his legs and uncoupled
him. . Notwithstanding this the red lay on
the ground and fought for fifteen minutes.
Four times the birds wero breasted, but
the last time the red limped to his corner and
avoided fight, so the match was given to the
gray. Time 21 minutes.
The dog tight which had been announced
to take place at the close of the main was
declared off. _B_j_p
Tommy Warren In Town.
Tommy Warren, the feather-weight
champion pugilist, stepped off the Milwau
kee train yesterday, looking as though he
had just tumbled out of a band-box, bright
and fresh as a dollar. He comes direct
from Louisville, yvhere he has been resting
sometime, and is sniffing the air for a finish
fight yvith Danforth, to take place in this
vicinity. He went to Minneapolis last night
to have a talk with Danforth's backer, and
says he is willing to meet Danforth on al
most any terms, if his backers will make the
fight long enough for a knock-out. Wai
ren weighs 118. ■
• The Checker Players. .
F. A. Briggs, manager of Charles F. Bar
ker, champion checker player of America,
left for Chicago last night to make arrange
ments for an exhibition series of fifty
games between Mr. Barkar aud John T.
Denvir, and also a series of the same kind
with Charles Hefter. Mr. Barker will
meet Percy Bradt, the boy yvonder, at Fond
dv Lac, Wis., about April 15.
A Coining Foot Race.
7; Winnipeg, Man. March 27.— R. Dun
bar, champion sprint runner of Manitoba
and the Northwest, has signed articles for
a race with It. Moffat, of Montreal, for
stakes of 8500 a side, on May 2. Tire race
■ yvill take place in this city, the distance to
be 420 yards.
New York— Etruria from Liverpool, La
Bretague from Havre, Buffalo from Hull and
P. Caland from Rotterdam.
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DROUTH AT BISMARCK,
The Flood Disappears in the Night and
Leaves a Vast Expanse of Dilapi
Another Big Gorge in the Vicinity of
Washburn the Cause of the Fall of
The Casualties at Points Further
South Quite "Numerous and Very
Heavy Snow In loWa and Wisconsin- -
Gov. Church Finds the .Eleven
Missing Bills. J
Special to the Globe. : j
Bismarck. March 27. A very marked
change has occurred in the condition of the
floods at and in the vicinity of this city.
What was yesterday an almost' unlimited
ocean of surging and tumbling mud and
water is to-day a vast expanse of meadow
land and farms, with numerous puddles or
small pools of standing water. 7 During the \
night the floods took a walk, and to-day'
Bismarck looks down on the plain below in
calm serenity as if nothing had ever oc
curred to disturb the coming boom. ' This
sudden transformation of an ocean of wa
ters into dry land is the result of another
immense and complete ice : gorge between
this city and Washburn. The head of sup
plies has been thus completely cut. off so
suddenly that twelve hours worked the
seemingly miraculous change recorded.
Just what eilect this ' new gorge
has had upon the upper country can at this
time only be surmised. But it is safe to
predict that reports will soon" reach here
that Washburn and vicinity are. out of
sight again. This sudden receding of water
will afford the unfortunate family on Sib
ley island an opportunity to escape, but it is
evident from the very nature ot things that
this is only a short respite, and that as soon
as the new gorge has given way the water
will again come back nearly, if not quite,
to its former position. This knowledge
has prevented any attempt on the part of
property owners toward improving the con
dition of their property in the inundated !
section south of the city. This quarter now
presents a wretched appearance. - The sud
den receding of waters has left the face of
the country exposed, with here and there
RAGGED AND JAGGED "" .
patches of ice. where it was left on its way
to the gorge below. Houses that before
the flood were fine,' clean-looking and
beautiful residences are to-day dilapidated,
and covered over with a thick coating of
Missouri river mud. Most of them contain
all the furniture just as they were occupied
prior to the inundation. The gorge at and
below the city still remains firm, with no
indications of giving away. No transfer
of freights has yet been attempted, and it
will be several days before such a thing
could be attempted. Passengers and bag
gage are all transferred with but little
delay or inconvenience. The railroad com
pany has in many ways shown during the
extremity of this disastrous period that a
corporation may, and sometimes actually
does have a soul, thus clearly demonstrating
that the legal distinction between corpora
tion and individual is not only unjust but
clearly untrue. A corporation that will for
ten days feed its passengers free of charge
and furnish a poor woman money to reach
her journey's end to meet her anxious and
waiting husband on the Pacific coast is not j
soulless. The day has been stormy. All
day long the snow has fallen steadily and
continually, but has melted almost as fast
as It has fallen, aud but a light covering of
snow is now on the ground. This 7is very
encouraging to farmers^ as it affords oppor
. tunity for.the ground to' Decnhie -thoroughly
saturated before cropping time arrives. The
outiook for farmers in Burleigh county •'■ is
very flattering, through the assistance of the
railroad company in procuring seed wheat,
and plenty of rain or snow will make the
face of nature smile with prosperity.
Two Persons Victims of the Flood
Near mound City. Dak.
Special to the Globe.
Mound City., Dak., March 27.— John
McClain, a La Grace blacksmith, was over
taken by the Missouri's mad waters and
drowned. William Kirkland,' living near
here, helped get his uncle's family to a place
of safety, and went back to his farm to get
a span of mules. The flood" overtook him
and he was swept away. Henry Ankerson ■
and family moved out of their - house, but
yvent back again to stay Sunday night and
were caught by the flood which held them
prisoners on the roof during the blizzard
for twenty-tour hours. They lost all of
their stock, a yoke of oxen and several
head of cattle. Jacob Berger and family
were also compelled to spend' twenty-four
hours on the roof of their house,' during
yvhich time one of the most severe blizzards
of the season was raging. Mr. ' Tmilcott
had betweeii 200 and 300 head of sheep and
several head of cattle swept away. 1 .7
Winter Again in lowa.*'
Special to the Globe.
Duru(_ue, la.. March 27.— This section
of country is embedded in a frost of snow.
The storm begun last night and raged fif
teen hours, ending at noon to-day. Sleighs
laid away are hauled out for use again.
The snow is light, and offers but little ob
struction to railroad travel. V- A
AND IN WISCONSIN. '
Milwaukee, March 27.— Heavy snow
fell hist night in all parts of Wisconsin. In
this city it averages a foot on the level, and
is correspondingly heavier in the northern
counties. Trains are generally delayed
owing to drifts, but there are no blockades.
The Bills Found.
Special to the Globe.
Bismarck, March 27.— Gov. Church
upon arrival yesterday proceeded to make a
careful inspection of all his public and
private desks at the capitol building for
missing bills passed at the session of the
legislature and reported lost. His. search
resulted In finding the eleven. bills reported
missing. This Will set many anxious leg
islators and constituents at ease until some
thing else turns up to shatter their , nerves..
Funeral of TO. |_. Sherwood. '
Special to he Globe. . '. '_7 : ;
Benson, Minn., March 27.- M. L. Sher
wood, who accidentally shot himself, died
the 25th inst. and was buried to-day.' The
Odd Fellows' lodge of this place had charge
of the ceremonies, assisted by the Masonic
lodge, of- yvhich order Mr. Sherwood was
formerly a member. The Willmar lodge.
I. O. O. F., was by the kindness of ' W. C.
Albee. assistant superintendent of ■ this di
vision, furnished transportation 7 to. this
place, and aided materially in conducting
the burial ceremonies. Since the death of !
Hon. Z. B. Clarke no funeral here has been ,
so largely attended. Mr. Sherwood- was
universally respected in the- community,
and his untimely demise has created a feel
ing of genuine sorrow.
Made a Botch of It.
Special to the Globe. ;'. 7' j
Chippewa Falls, , March 27.— John
McMartin, foreman of a logging camp on
Yellow river, was brought to this city last
n ight ! and placed in a hospital. He had
been found in the, woods .7. some distance
from his camp in an unconscious condition,
with both feet frozen and his throat and'
face badly gashed. He had been addicted,'
it is said, to excessive drinking, and it is
supposed that in a fit of mental aberration
he had wandered into the yvoods and at
tempted suicide by cutting his throat.
The Season About Over.
Special to the Globe.
Eau Claire, March ' 27.— The logging
season is now. practically over, and three- \
fourths of the 4,000 or 5.000 men who are I
employed in the woods oil the Chippewa
and Eau Claire each winter are out of the
woods. The season has been a good one.
The prospect for the drive is excellent.
While the logging roads in the woods are
entirely bare, there is from two to three
feet of snow on the ground in the pineries
generally, and a good rise is expected,
though a good deal of the snow will go into
the ground on account of its dampness last
fall. The snow that remains is of no use In
logging. The rush from the woods has
been increasing the past three or four days,
and all the logging camps will soon have
been entirely deserted in this region.
Special to the Globe.
Bki.oit, Wis., March 27.— Wiscon
sin state oratorical association held its an
nual contest here Friday evening. Six speak
ers, all from the senior class of Beloit col
lege, contested, Beloit being the only re
maining college in the state association.
The oration which received first place was
on "Discontent a Progressive Principle."
by W. S. Haven, of Racine. For second
place two speakers were tied, as follows:
J. It. Montgomery, of Chicago, "Abraham
Lincoln in American Character," and F. F.
Norcross. of Janesville, "The Influence of
the Scientific Spirit." Mr. Montgomery is
a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity,
and Mr. Norcross of the Sigma Chi. Mr.
Haven will therefore represent Wisconsin
in the interstate contest at Bloomington
Crippled for Lire.
Special to the Globe.
Dubuque. la., March 27. Edward Lum
ley, freight conductor on the Illinois Cen
tral railroad, is the victim of an accident
crippling him for life. Shortly after 9
o'clock last night he slipped oh the track in
East Dubuque, when a car ran on to him,
crushing one leg at the knee and the other
one at the ankle, in such a manner that the
amputation of both legs will be a necessity
to save his life. He was married two years
ago, is a native of East Dubuque, and was
taken to his mothers house in that city.
A Drunkard's Death.
Special to the Globe.
Wixoxa, Minn., March 27.— Peter
Kaiser, a laboring man residing at No. 80
East King street, came home drunk Friday
evening and commenced abusing his family.
He chased his wife out of the house and
fell upon his head, bursting a blood vessel.
He died from the effects yesterday. It was
rumored that the man had been murdered,
but the county attorney, accompanied by a
physician and two officers, investigated the
matter and concluded that he came to his
death as above stated.
Will Cause a Sensation.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, Dak., March — At the' resi
dence of Supt. Greer, of the Northern Pa
cific railroad, at 7 o'clock to-night were
married a couple of Bismarck's most high
toned society people. Miss Belle B. John
son, daughter of Mrs. Capt. Johnson, and
William • M. -Pye, Jr., a prominent mer
chant of the capital city. There were
costly presents and an elegant supper. No
one in Bismarck knew the wedding was to
occur, and it will cause quite a social sen
The Alleged Train Wrecker.
Special to the Globe. .
Eau Claire, is.. March 27. Edward
Bradley, the Y'psilanti, Mich., boy, sup
posed to have derailed "Wisconsin Central
trains several times near the city was sent up
for vagrancy, yesterday for lack of evidence
on any other charge. The chief of police
of Minneapolis, where the boy is supposed
to have a brother, wired that he will arrive
here to-morrow and take the boy to that
Indicted at Bismarck;
Special to the Globe.
Bismarck, Dak., March 27. — The grand
jury returned two indictments yesterday,
one against Edward Lellus. colored, for as
sault with intent to kill one Henry R. Hor
ton, Dec. 18. 1880; the other against
Michael Feller, otherwise known as "Dutch
Mike," for malicious mischief in cutting
the large tendons of a cow's leg, the prop
erty of Col. Woods. Feller is an old land
mark of this country, having lived here
fifteen years, and is a member of "Gov."
Denny Hannitin's cabinet.
Frozen to Death.
Special to the Globe.
Bird Island, Minn., March 27.— The
dead body of John Thavis was found yester
day morning entangled in a barbed wire fence
on the farm of Thomas Otto, about half a
mile southyvest of this village. Thavis was
in the village Friday, considerably intox
icated. He evidently ran into the fence
last night while going to his farm about two
miles southwest of the village, and unable
to free himself, perished by freezing. He
was about 70 years old and leaves a widow,
several grown-up daughters and a son.
Expected to Die.
Special to the Globe.
Ciiatfield, Minn., March 27. — Melissa
Ellis, living about three miles south of this
city, became insane last Monday, and since
that time three men were required to hold
her. She escaped from the house
and was gone three hours. When found
she was nearly frozen, being barefoot and
having no clothes on except a night dress.
She is expected to die.
Boarding House Burned. .
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, March 27. — About 2 a. m. yester
day, a boarding house on Front, near Six
teenth street, burned, valued at 81,400, in
sured for 81,000. The house was owned
by Everete Smith, a new resident, and
occupied by J. A. May. But little of the
furniture was saved.
A Pioneer's Death.
Special to the Globe.
MADISON, Wis., March Samuel
Klauber, a wealthy citizen of this city, died
last night after a lingering illness. He was
63 years old and one of the early pioneers
of this section. He came to the state first
as a pack peddler and from that beginning
he has founded a large and prosperous busi
ness. , [ff/i
;'.'A Narrow Escape.
Special to the Globe.
Duluth, Minn., March 27.— Joe
Thomas, Thomas Every and Hugh J.
Bunting, employed at blasting, yvere seri
ously injured Saturday evening by the ex
plosion of a defective charge. which they
yvere attempting to draw. Bunting may
lose his eyesight permanently. The escape
of the entire party from instant death is
marvelous, as they were hurled quite a dis
tance, by, the discharge, and their faces and
hands yvere, badly cut and bruised.
' : : ,;y0S:!///ft Dropped Dead.
Special to the Globe. B_jj^M
Rochester, Minn., March 27.— Russell
Williams, one of the oldest residents of
Olmsted county, dropped dead yesterday
afternoon in this city. He had been a great
sufferer from rheumatism. being bent nearly
double.' He was highly respected and his
death will be generally regretted.
A Resilience Burned.
Special to the Globe.
Eau Claire, Wis.. March 37.— resi
dence of John Kurtz was burned yesterday.
Loss, 83.000; insured for 82,000 in the
Orient, of Hartford,
Special to the Globe.
Ss. Cloud, Minn., March 27.— The
school elections took place yesterday from
Itosp. m. In the Union district the prop
osition to bond the district ;to the amount
of 820,000 was passed by a vote of 215 to 7. '
In the independent district P. R. Griegler
and Julius Dominick were elected as di- ■
lectors. The ladies took an active part in
both districts. (
Hound House Burned.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls, March 27.— Milwau
kee round house and woodsheds were •
burned here last night. The water tank
was also destroyed. Engine No.' 523 was
in the round house and is a total wreck.
The probable loss is $70,000 exclusive of
the engine. It is not known how the fire .
Special to the Globe. : ' .;•
Washington, March 27.— "G0v. -Elect"
A. C. Mellette, of Dakota, is here. He
came to look after ' telephone matters for
Dakota. If , it can be done without in
fringement upon patents in use a new and
superior system of telephones will be in
troduced by Mellette in that territory.
Special tc the Globe.
Dubuque, la., March 27.— T. D. Gib
bons, agent for the Singer sewing machine in
Manchester, made an assignment yesterday
to F. S. Griffin, of Masonville. The liabili
ties are said to be 83,000, and assets 84,000.
Brash, Gage & Co.,' of Chicago, claim $400.
All other creditors are local residents.
iilfflP North Dakota Fair.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, Dak. March 27.— members
of the North Dakota Agricultural society,
provided for by the legislature, will meet
in Fargo next Tuesday and provide for a
fair. The leading towns will be invited to
bid for its location.
GEORGE IN CHICAGO
To Help the Labor rarty to Elect
Special to the Globe.
Chicago, March 27. — To-morrow r even
ing Henry George, the noted labor agitator
and politician, will deliver an address at
Central Music hall, and it promises to be of
more than ordinary importance. He is
here in the interest of the labor party and
some telling work will be done ere the close
of the polls. He came from Cedar Rapids,
and, while his ostensible object is that of
delivering a lecture, nevertheless the real
object is not concealed.
"Yes, I arrived here this morning from
Battle Creek," said Mr. George in reply to a
query, "and must say that the Seventh Day
Adventists over there have got a wonderful
institution in that sanitarium. I lectured in
Battle Creek Friday night and had the • pleas
ure of taking- dinner at the sanitarium yes
terday. I'm glad to get to Chicago. I like
Chicago aud consider it abreast, if not ahead
of New York." SPSE
"How long will you remain here?" asked
the reporter. c
"Until Tuesday morning. I shall 'ectur
at Central Music hall Monday night and will
probably leave next day. "
"How do you stand with regard to the
coming election for mayor."
"Well, only as a New Yorker naturally
would. My sympathies, of course, are en
tirely with the Socialist party, aud I want to
see their candidate win. 1 regard the en
trance of trades unions into politics a useful
thing to them in an educational way."
"How is your cause progressing?"
"Finely, sir; finely."
"In what section of this country do you
consider the cause is most strongly upheld?"
•'ln New York city 1 consider that last fall's
campaign there, in which I ran for mayor,
exerted a big influence in favor of the cause
on the people, lt led the people to the earn
est discussion of my views. My platform
brought the live question of land 'national
ization' radically to the front, and the work
ingmen of New York regard it as the funda
mental issue. Those who voted for me then
are still active in getting up meetings and
thus keeping the cause alive, and they expect
to vote on it in a body next election." ■ :.'>"--'
"For how long have you. entertained the
peculiar views set forth in your book?"
. "1 have entertained those views definitely
for— let me see— -eighteen years." ..--.. : -•;.< ''77 r■-
Mr. George is the guest of leaders of the
labor party, and to-day was chaperoue,
about the city.
Grass Valley Union.
Louis Blanding says the generally ac-
cepted statement that the largest nugget
ever found in California was worth a little
more that 821,000 is an erroneous one. He
says that J. J. Finney, "Old Virginia,"
found a piece of gold about six miles from
Downieville, Sierra county, on August 21,
1806, that weighed 5,000 ounces.. The gold
of that vicinity was worth 818 per ounce,
yvhich would make the value of the nugget
890,000. This would make the Finney
nugget the largest piece of pure gold ever
discovered, so far as accounts go. Hereto
fore the Australian nugget, found in the
Ballarat gold fields, has been considered
the largest. It was valued at 860,000.
Finney, or "Old Virginia," as he yvas
familiarly called in those days, afterward
went to Washoe when the great silver dis
coveries were made there, and from him the
town of Virginia City took its name. The
man who discovered the largest nugget in
California and gave his name to the richest
mining camp iv the world died in extreme
The Southern Pacific.
San Francisco, March 27.— Col. C. F.
Crocker, vice president of the Southern
Pacific railroad, has received a dispatch
from C. P. Huntington, New York, stating
that the purchase of the Southern Pacific
Coast railroad (narrow gauge) had
been , consummated with Senator
James G. Fair. The papers are now
on the way to this city, and until they ar
rive nothing can be learned of the terms.
The rumor is again revived here that the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad has
gained control of the Pacific coast railroad
(narrow gauge), which operates between
Port Hereford and Los Animas via San
Luis, a distance of sixty-four miles. >;'•'••-,"
Burial of mrs Goodwin.
New York, March 27. — The funeral of
Mrs. Nat Goodwin ( Eliza Wethersby) was
held to-day at the Little Church Around
the Corner, Rev. Dr. Houghton, officiating,
assisted by Rev. Dr. Kingston. The
church was crowded with numbers of the
profession. A great crowd was unable to i
gain admittance. • The chancel rail was |
completely hidden yvith flowers. The in
terment was at Woodlawu in the family
A Dynastic Conspiracy.
Madrid, March 27. — The rumors cur
rent during the past, two days of the dis
covery of a dynastic conspiracy, have been
confirmed by the arrest of many persons
connected with the plot. Among the pris
oners are several palace officers, the palace I
armorer and a . relative of a well-known
minister. The deputy alluded to will ques
tion the government in congress to-morrow
with reference to the affairs.
Wanted in -Minneapolis.
St. Louis, March 27.— man Billy
Couners, who was arrested some days ago
as a suspected crook, was to-day identified
as one of the parties concerned in the Min
neapolis postoffice robbery some, months
ago. , He will be taken to Minneapolis to
Emperor William's Cold.
Berlin, March 27.— Emperor William,
who has been suffering from a cold, passed
a good night and was able to sleep, with the
exception of a few intervals of wakefulness.
The eye which had become inflamed is bet
Death of W. B.Traverse.
New York. March 27.— Mr. William R.
Traverse, of New York, died in :Burmuda
on the 19th' inst. His remains arrived here
to-day on the steamer Orinoco. '
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MAD RUSH FOR BREAD,
Over Five Hundred Italians From the
Wrecked Steamer Scotia, Crazy
Rush Pell Mell Into Castle Garden, Howl
ing Like Eavenous '
Trampling Women and Children Un
der Foot and Fighting Furiously
for Dry Bread.
A Father, Two Sons and a Daughter
Drowned Near Alameda.
New. York, March 27.— Five hundred
and nineteen of the Italian passengers of
the wrecked steamer Scotia arrived on the
sea barge Haggarty, at .Castle Garden, late
this evening. The scene that followed beg
gars description. They rushed into the
rotunda pellmell, shrieking and • howling
for food like ravenous wolves. They
crowded around the lunch tables, climbing
over each other and trampling on the help
less women and children. Pandemonium
reigned supreme for fully an hour. It is
customary to register all immigrants before
they enter the rotunda, but the red tape
was broken on this occasion by Superin
tendent Jackson. The force of the
mass of people was so great that
the officers who were stationed to
keep order were swept aside like
straws. Theseathing mass could not be
restrained. Supt. Jackson gave orders tc
give them all the food they needed and
charge it to the commissioners of immigra
tion. Then the distribution of food began.
It was impossible to regulate the distribu
tion. The strong men crowded to the
front with uplifted arms and their eves
starting from their sockets, crying in Ital
ian, "bread, bread." The surging mob was
utterly uncontrollable. The officers of the
garden aided in the distribution by throw
ing the loaves over the heads of the nearest
to the outskirts of the crowd. Every time a
loaf was fired into the crowd twenty or
more scrambled and in some cases fought
to get it . The dry bread was &
luxury. In a short time all the food
was gone. The women and children
were cared for and milk and beer added to
their portions. The complaints of the un
fortunate immigrants were most unfavor
able to the company, and particularly to the
captain of the Scotia. Seventy additional
passengers who came by rail from Pat
chogne arrived about 9 o'clock to-night.
They were transferred from Loug Island
City on the steamboat John F. Moore.
They were even more ravenous than
the others. They were fed- at
the garden, a supply of pro-,
visions having been obtained. Many of
them were sick from eating after their long
fast. Several writhed in agony on the floor
of the rotunda. To some of their country
men yvho met them here the women, who
composed with their children the largest
portion of the number, complained of the
bad treatment, and said they could get no
food or water enough during the voyage.
A PLEASURE TRIP'S END.
Drowning: of a Father, Two Sons
and a Daughter.
Sax Francisco, March 27. —A pecu
liarly sad accident occurred yesterday of
the South Pacific coast wharf, on the Ala
meda side of the bay. J. G. Haegett, the
owner of mining property in Arizona, was
paying a visit to his family in Alameda and
took four of his children, three boys and
one girl, out in a row boat fishing. Just as
they were about to return he stood up in
the boat to put on his overcoat. "The boat
began to ■'■ rock, and the motion* increased
until the frail vessel capsized, throwing all
the occupants into the water. Two. other
boats in the vicinity quickly pulled to their
aid, but only two of the boys were drawn
from the water. One of these died a short
time after, and thus what began as a pleas
ure trip ended in the death of father, two
sons and daughter.
Wabash, Ind., March 37.— The Tre
mont hotel burned completely this morning.
There were a number of narrow escapes by
inmates, all egress from the second and
third floors being cut off, except by ladders.
Loss, S20,000; insurance, 814,500.
Cotton Seed mills Burned.
Raleigh, N. C, March 27.— The Ra
leigh cotton seed oil mills and fertilizer fac
tory burned this morning. Loss, 860,000;
insurance, 835,000. The fire was probably
THE DRY WEATHER
In Some States Injuring the Winter
Chicago, March 27.— The Farmers' Re
view prints for its crop review this week
the following summary: The dry weather
continues to prevail in Kansas and in por
tions of Missouri, which has caused some
injury to winter wheat, though very few
serious reports of damage are made. In
Sedgwick and some of the other southern
counties of Kansas there has been very lit
tle rain since last August. in Atchison,
Franklin, Shawnee ami Smith counties the
fields lack moisture and the grain has al
ready been injured by drouth. In Chase
and Republic counties the winter wheat is
also reported as looking poorly, while in
Neosho, Marshall and Saline counties the
prospects are favorable. In Holt and Daviess
counties of Missouri the ground is very dry
and some injury is reported in the last
named counties. The tenor of the reports
from Missouri, however, is still favorable
for the crop. The Illinois reports continue
to be favorable and the outlook is regarded
as very favorable for a full average ctop.
Some injury is reported from Pope and
Jefferson counties of Illinois. Some of the
northwestern and southern counties of
Michigan report damages and the average
for the state is below that of the preceding
two years for this month. The reports
from Wisconsin are nearly all of a favor
able tenor, though injury is reported in
Columbia and a few other counties. The
reports from Indiana are equally divided
as indicating fair to good prospects. In
Noble, Seneca and Trumbull counties the
prospects for wheat are poor, but through
out the state the outlook is good. .7 ' -'
A Bid for Coo ley's Boots.
Springfield, March 27. since Judge
Cooley's appointment by the president great
interest has been manifested here in the ap
pointment of his successor as receiver of
the Wabash. K. U. Wade, the superin
tendent of the Wabash system, is thought
to be the coming man. Wade resided here
years ago, and has since then established a
reputation as a . very successful railroad
manager. If the road falls into his hands,
it will be well managed, as he is a practical
and efficient man.
Judge. Treat Dead.
Springfield, 111., March 27. — Hon.
Samuel H. Treat, judge of the United
States district court for the Southern district
of Illinois, died at his residence in this city
at 2 o'clock . p. m. to-day. He was ap
pointed to the United States bench by
President Pierce in 1854. and was seventy
live years old.
Washington saloons Closed.
Washington, March 27.— recent de
cision of the district commissioners to
strictly enforce the statute revoking liquor
licenses upon a second conviction of viola
tion of the Sunday liquor law caused everj
saloon iv the city to be closed to-daY.