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fIFyY-SEVENTH YEAR. XO. 65.
THE ARGUS. THURSDAY. JANUARY 2. 1908. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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LAW BLAMED FOR
Seaboard Air line Taken
Over by the
TO PROTECT INTERESTS
Row Among Owners May Have
to Do With Failure to
. Meet Obligations.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 2. It. L. Can-
caster Williams of Richmond and S.
Da vies Warfteld of Baltimore wore to
day appointed by the United States
circuit court receivers for1 the Sea
board Air Line.
.Ai'liou Wut ICxiH'flrtl.
. New York. Jan. 2. The placing of
the Seaboard Air J.ine system in the
hands of receivers today follows a
statement or the company s earnings
showing a deficit o $42,000. It has
been known for several days some
steps would be necessary to protect
the property In view of its inability
to meet its fixed charges and the re
ceivership was agreed upon at a con
ference held at Washington yesterday.
Capital l $(I2,(M10,M)0.
Xew York, Jan. 2. Application was
made late yesterday for the appoint
ment of a receiver for the Seaboard
Air Line railway company, a corpora
tion with a capital stock of $02.00.1.000
and a bonded indebtedness of $58.
4(00.000 and operating 2,011 miles of
road extending between Washington
and Norfolk to Atlanta and Tampa.
The application was made in the
first place before Judge Edmund Wad
-djll of the United States court for the
eastern district of Virginia at R;ch
mony yesterday afternoon. Judge
Waddill referred the petitioners to
Judge Pritchard of the United States
llnxril on Slntr'n Action.
The leasons for the application for
a receivership are understood to be
based upon the anti-corporation cm
sade which in North Carolina has re
faulted in radical action against rail
roads in other states in the south
which has shown itself in numerous
laws for the reduction of traffic rates
I ne company s earnings, as a re
sult of these enactments and the gen
eral depression in the business and
financial world, have fallen off greatly
in the last few months.
Moif in I nexpec-tril.
The directors of the company have
had several meetings in this city dur
ing the last few days and have dis
cussed plans for carrying the company
through: its difficulties, but the appli
cation for the receivership was entire
ly unexpected in railroad and financial
The Seaboard Air Line railway com
pany Is controlled, through stock own
ership, by the Seaboard company,
which was incorporated in 1905 to ac-
the railway company in accordance
" with a plan to provide cash for im
provements and liquidate the floating
debt of the railway company.
Ityitn nnl Illalr Control.
The noidmg company owns more
thali four-fifths of the stock of the
railway company. The company is
controlled by Interests affiliated with
Thomas P. Ryan and, Blair & Co. of
this city. It has authorized capital
stock of $72,000,000, consisting of $18,
000,000 first preferred, $18,000,000 sec
ond preferred and $;!C,O00.000 common.
There is outstanding $0,300,000 of
first preferred, about $10,000,000 of
second preferred and about $28,500,000
common. , '
OiiMlrd Prmldent Klslitn.
The plan of the organization of the
holding company and all the steps
transferring the control of the railway
company to the holding company were
contested vigorously byoh.ii Skelton
Williams, former president of the Sea
Mr. Williams inherited a large stock
ownership of the road, and It was his
contention that the control of the com
pany was taken from him and his as
Boclates by sharp financiering.
He brought many actions in the
courts to sustain his contention, but
made no impression on the organiza
tion - as perfected by the Ryan-Blair
WOMAN HAS UNIQUE
GROUND FOR DIVORCE
Mrs. Julia McCoy, Said to Have Lived
at Hillsdale, III., Files Suit
. In Virginia.
v'illianisburg, Va.. Jan. 2. Mrs.
vanity. McCoy, daughter of
late Edward E. Barney, present owner
of Jamestown island, has filed a sensar
tional suit for divorce against her hus
band, Jay P. McCoy of Ohio, Illinois
and New York, who, she claims, not
only has' no't supported her, but has
visited her only once a year on an av
erage since their marriage.
The complainant alleges she married
McCoy in 1903 In Dayton, and her hus
band took her to live with his family
at Hillsdale, HI., where they remained
until Oct. 19, 1903. During this time,
complainant alleges, they were support
ed by McCoy's sister.
In October, 1903, the couple came to
Meadowville, this state, living with the
mother or Mrs. McCoy. Mrs. McCoy
shortly after came to Virginia, tt was
about this time that McCoy began to
pay his wife annual visits.
BURIED UNDER TONS
OF MOLTEN METAL
Two. Steel Workers Killed and 13 Ser
iously Injured in Explosion at
Pittsburg,' Pa., Jan. 2. Caught under
a Hood of 15 tons of molten metal, two
men were killed and 13 seriously injur
ed in the Edgar Thompson plant of
the United States Steel corporation at
North Braddock yesterday.
No official statement on the cause of
tho explosion has been issued, but old
converter mill men say mat some of
the molten metal sifted through tha
soapstone lining of the converter and
came in contact with the steel sheath
ing, which perhaps was damp.
When the explosion occurred the bot
tom of the converter dropped out,
throwing the great mass of molten
metal into the pit where the men were
working at the ladles. Flames of
burning gas were sent up, which burn
ed the men.
The force of the explosion blew the
sheet iron roof off of the converting
mill and caused two of the walls to
collapse, besides breaking all of the
windows in buildings in the vicinity
and- partially destroying the engine
house and warehouse near,, the convert
ing mill. 1 1 -r'
Three Children Burned.
Collhisvillc, 111., Jan. 2. The explo
sion of a lamp in the home of George
Stager Tuesday night caused the death
of three children. The victims were in
bed when the explosion occurred. The
mother, Mrs, Mary Stager, was seri
ously burned in attempting to rescue
DISCOUNT RATE IS
LOWERED IN ENGLAND
Bank Directors Decide to Reduce from
7 to 6 Per Cent as Result of
London. Jan. 2. The rate of dis-
count of the Bank of England was re
duced from 7 to 6 per cent today.
Improved financial conditions in
America, coupled with a better mone
tary situation in Germany,, assisted
the directors in their decision to re
move the stringent rale of discount.
which has been handicaping jtrade and
speculation for the past seven weeks.
The effect of the reduction had been
largely discounted on the London stock
WITH VICTIM'S WIFE
Murder of Major Von Schoenbeck by
Captain Von Goeben Has Stirred
German Army Circles.
Berlin, Jan. 2. The murder of
Major von Schoenbeck by Captain" voa
Goeben. Christmas lay has created a
sensation iiv armv circles. The min
ister of war has received full reports
of the crime and has arranged for a
court martial of the murderer. Evi
dence gathered by the police points
to a complete understanding between
von Goeben and Mrs; von Schoenbeck
Negroes for Taft. . .
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 1. Ten thousand
colored people gathered yesterday and
celebrated emancipation day with
monster meeting. Rev. B. F. "Wheeler
was the principal sneaker. Resolutions
were adopted favorable to Taft's candi
dacy. ' . . .
. Religious Spat May Be -Fatal.
Boyne City. Mich., Jan. 2. Charles
Hopkins is undr arrest and his wire
Is dying from a fractured skull, as the
result of a religious argument the con
pie had on the street here yesterday
Hopkins objected "to his wife's being
Identified with the Salvation army and
is said to have used a rock on Tier
OR. SENN IS DEAD
Distinguished Surgeon, Welt
Known in Rock Island,.- ;
Passes at Chicago. -
AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR
Head of Surgeons of 6th Army Corps
in the SpanishVmerican War
and Red Cross Delegate.
Chicago, Jan., 2. Dr. Nicholas Senn,
one of the most widely known sur
geons in the United States' died here
Dr. Senn was born in Switzerland
in 3 S i t and was brought to this conn-
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try . by his parents in 1S5'J. For a
number of years he practiced medicine
and surgery in Fond Du Lac,. Milwau
kee and Chicago.
1 1 end of Army foroN Surgeon.
In 189S he was appointed chief sur
geon of the Cth army corps during the
Spanish-American war. He was pro
fessor in numerous medical colleges
and author of many medical works.
During the last two. years ill health
had prevented much active practice.
I.omx to the ProfeMMton.
The death of Dr. Senn is recognized
here as a distinct loss to the profes
sion not only in Chicago, but through
out the world. The distinguished sur
geon has a number of times visited
Rock Island in a professional capacity
and has also been consulted by local
patients at Chicago. Dr. Senn in 1902.
together wi:h Clara Barton and B. F.
TJUijyjtfiast. editor of thg Davenport
Dehiocrat. represented the Red Cross
of this country at the international con
ference at St. Petersburg.
DSUCE LAWYERS OBJECT
Claims Investigations - Made at Grave
Wat Not Thorough.
Ijondon. Jan. 2. The attorneys of
eorge Hollamby Druce, the claimaut
for the estates of the duke of Port
land and for the duke's title, have
given out a statement expressing dis
satisfaction over the conduct of the
exhurnation of the body of Thomas
Charles' Druce. because the floor of the
vault was not opened. They say that
their representatives at the exhuma
tion were instructed to demand that
this be done, because they had receiv
ed letters stating that a second coffin,
containing lead, would be found there,
EDITOR HARDEN IS ILL
German on Trial for Libel Is Not ' in
Borlin, Jan. 2. Maximilian Harden,
editor of Die Zuknnft,. who is now
being tried a second time on the
charge of fiaving libeled in his paper
Count Kuno von Moltke, is seriously
ill and was unable to appear in court
FIRE IN THE PRINCE'S ROOM
Eitel Frederick of Germany Has Nar-
- . row Escape. ,. . s
Berlin, ; Jan. ,2. Fire broke out this
morning in the bedroom of Price Eitel
Friederich, third son of Emperor Will
iam. In the royal chateau, Bellevue,
where the prince is at present resid
ing. Considerable damage to the con
tents of the castle "was done.
Pettibone-'s Condition Is Serious.
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 2. George A. Pet
tibone "has been In 'the' hospital since
adjournment of court and his condition
is serious. :
STATE OF MINNESOTA PROSPEROUS,
St. Paul, ;jan. 2. Anton Scnaefer.
state bank examiner, has given out "a
report on banking and industrial con
ditions In Minnesota. The report says
the cereal crop for 1907 in Minnesota
and the Dakotas ; was marketed at a
cash cvalue of $GO,000,uOO , above' the
value of the crop of 1906, while the ag
gregate value of farm, dairy , and live
stock products surpassed that of 190C
by $75,000,000. .... , , .'-v :. :;' ,
The output of the iron" mines in the
state was, 30,000,000 tons, or more than
one-half the total iron ore outpue of
the United States and
of the world; The repoi
' M ALARM
France Exercised Over
NOTES A COINCIDENCE
Declares Conditions Are Anal
ogous to Those Just Preced
ing War With Russia.
Paris, Jan. 2. Some of the Paris
newspaper, notably Matin, which have
been giving considerable prominence
to the American-Japanese "war scare,"
have taken the cabled reports of Ja
pan's refusal to accept American condl
tions in the matter of immigration, to
gether with the decision of the navy
department to keep Jhe torpedo boat
flotilla and the battleships together for
the remainder of the cruise to the Pa
eific, and made them subject for fresh
r Held Highly Sljrnlfi.-ant.
The Matin regards' the coincidence
of these two facts as highly significant
and expresses the opinion Japan in
tends to press for a diplomatic settle
ment of tfie question bofore the fleet
ieacnes tne west coast. The paper
asserts the present situation is almost
analagous to that which existed before
the Russian-Japanese war.
Itoot IteoelYen Reply.
Washington, Jan. 2. Secretary Root
today received from' Ambassador
O'Brien at Tokio a transcript of the
reply of the Japanese government to
the memorandum submitted by him
some time ago in relation to the regu
lation of Japanese immigration to
America. The reply is very long, dis
cussing O'Brien's proposition in great
est detail. . v
In Considered Favorable.
So far. Root has not bad opportunity
to consider the-reply but it is stated
In the opinion of thestate departmen
It exhibits a disposition on the part of
the Japanese government to meet the
desires of America in a satisfactory
manner. O'Brien coincides in thl3
view of the Japanese response.
POISON IS FOUND IN r
Rev. Gilbert Gish, Christian Minister
at Chamberburg, lit., Had
Been Threatened. -
Eureka, III., Jan. 2. The examina
tion of the stomach of Rev. Gilbert
Gish, pastor of the Christian church
at Chamberburg, 111., reveals that his
sudden death recently was due to
poison. While pleaching at Adrian,
Mich., several months ago Gish is said
to have received a note threatening
TO BE DISSOLVED
Financial Troubles of Chicago & Mil
waukee Road V Reported to
Have Been Adjusted.
Chicago, Jan. 2. President Frost of
the Chicago & Milkauee Railroad com
pany announced today the receiver
ship proceedings commenced against
the railroad company Tuesday will be
dropped, and that matters have been
' -Fataliy Shot by Holdup Man.
Minneapolis, Jan. 2. William P
Ferris, 30 years old, a railroad brake
man, returning to his home from work
Tuesday nighty was shot by a holdup
man "and died shortly after reaching
his lodgings. His mother, brother and
sister live: in Chicago. J f
"Reflection of this" general! Industrial
prosperity of the state upon financial
operations is seen in bank clearings of
the twin-cities, which break the record
with a total of $1,650,000,000 as the
year's volume of business, an increase
or $250,000,000. or 18 per cent over that
of 190C-", ".' - -
New" York's stringency of the past
year has been of marked value to the
financial strength of the" northwest in
one particular, namely.lin making this
section a market for high class com
merc'al paper. Today Minnesota 'banks
are handling a, volume of commercial
paper never before known, the report
says. ' , . -. -
Governor Hughes in Message
Recommends Enactment .
. .of New Laws -
AND AIDS TO ENFORCEMENT
Would Also Make Is Possible to Stamp
Out Race Track Betting in
the State. ::
Albany, N. Y.. Jan.. 2. The annuel
mesage of Governor Hughes," sent to
the . legislature yesterday, emphasizes
the need of a new -state banking law
and the suppression of Yace - track
In the light of recent conditions "dis
closed by the money panic, the gover
nor urged the legislature to adopt ev
ery practicable means "to prevent re
petition of reprehensible practices and
to secure the proper management of
the financial institutions chartered aad
supervised by the state, upon whose
stability and prosperity the interests
of our people in every walk of life so
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Would ltenlriet Exploitation.
Governor Hughes thinks the exploita
tion of banks and trust companies may
be stopped by "suitable restrictions
and appropriate penalties." ,' Some pro
vision should be made for the enforce
ment of the rulings with regard to"im
proper and safe practices."
With regard to trust companies,!'
says Governor Hughes, "the matter of
reserves is a phase of a larger ques
tion. , It was not contemplated hv the
law relating to trust companies that
they should engage in the same busl
ness as banks. In practice, however,
they have "engaged in the banking bus
iness upon a large scale, and the mon
eys -deposited with them are for the
most part payable on demand.
"Whatever reserves or other restric
tions may be deemed advisable with
reference to demand deposits in the
case of a bank should be equally oblig
atory with reference to the same sort
of deposits in the case of a trust com
'. Evtlx of Rnee Track Betting. '
In discussingace track betting Gov
ernor Hughes recites the constitution
al provision forbidding lotteries, pool
selling, bookmaking, or any other form
of gambling Within the state. He re
cites thtr -'evils and demoralizing-4i
fluences" of the betting ring, and addsi
The constitution makes no excep
tion of race tracks. I recommend that
the legislature .jcarry out the clear di
rection of the people without discrim
'mation. In connection with the repeal
of the existing exception, I recommen
that the offenses described in the penal
code should be. punished by imprison
ment and that the alternative of fines
should be abolished." r
Extreme eauuon m making any
changes in the present insurance law
is urged by the governor. ' "V
Curtlft Guild, Jr Inaugurated.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 2. Curtis Guild
Jr., was inaugurated today for the
third term as governor of Massachii
etts. ".' In his address the- governor
said the most serious question to be
determined . was a settlement of the
transportation problems of Massachusetts'."-
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IN THE GERMAN ARMY
Emperor William Addresses Officers
on Revelations of the Har- .'.
Berlin,' Jan. 2. Emperor William,
addressing the generals who attended
his New Year reception yesterday.se
verely condemned the scandals In the
army revealed by the trial of.' Max
imilian Harden, editor of - the Die
Zukunft, and vigorously enjoined them
to exterminate every -vestige of such
scandals" and to use all their energy
to prevent their recurrence. -
The emperor and empress extended
New Year congratulations to Charle
magne Tower, the American ambassa
dor. Ills majesty sent good wishes for
the Xew Year , to President Roosevelt
and the American people. .
The emperor reproached Mr. Tower
pleasantly, for having announced his
intention of - resigning.
POWERS' CASE WITH JURY
Panel Begins Deliberations 'on Verdict
"- ' Thi Morning.
Ky.. Jan. 2. When
tlth Attorney Franklin fin-
jeech hi the Caleb Powers
fday afternoon at 5:3
jury Went to dinner. Upon
p the courtroom the - jury
' f the court that by a vote
j had been decided to wait
ng before beginning its de-
CE IN TOBACCO WAR
t '- is?":
I Being; He'd at Winchester,
L to Settle Trouble.
,er, - Ky.j, Jan AH ."mem
(district board 'of the Burley
iciety are In the city today
STREET GAE1S ItJTO CARfJ
to meet representatives of the Amer
ican Tobacco company and indepen
dent" buyers from all over the United
States., The meeting was brought
through a'conference "of growers Tind
manufacturers' at Frankfort, which
was called 'by Governor Wilson last
month Immediately after his inaugura
tion. ' . " . : I
Memoers'of the society seem confi
dent of the sale of their tobacco as a
result of their meeting. The report
of the secretary is to the effect that
CO.CoO.OOO pounds is properly sampled
and 'ready for sale. An amicable set
tlement of the troubles of the tobacco
growers is expected. :
COURT KEEPS OUT
Refuses to Issue Writ of Injunc
tion to Prevent Prohibition
STATE OF GEORGIA IS DRY
Fight Will Be Kept Up, However, by
Liquor Interests Try to Oust
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 2. The most no
table feature of the first day of prohi
bition in Georgia was the refusal of
Judge W. P, Newman ip the United
States circuit court to grant an injunc
tion pending litigation which w;ould
prevent the putting into effect of the
Papers n the case wrere filed late
Tuesday on behalf of two breweries
one in Chattanooga and the other in
Cincinnati. - ;
The lawyers fo." the plaintiffs said
that the decision of .Turts-e New-mam
did hot have the effect of throwing the
case out of court, but that it would
come tip In the regular order of busi
ness and was expected to be ready
for trial in about two months. In the
meantime prohibition is in effect 'in
every district of Georga. '
Notwithstanding predictions that ffie
enforcement of the law on the first
&asJ)t .Uia.ftfewJjeacwhich Is arecog
nized holiday in all parts of the state,
would bring about .disturbances, there
was not the slightest disorder.
Try to Ouxt a Knonns Mnj-or.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 2. A suit to oust
Peter Everhardy from office as mayor
of Leavenworth. Kan,, and a citation
for Police Captain T. J. Taylor to ap
pear on a charge of contempt were
filed in the supreme court yesterday
by the attorney geueraL It is charged
that Everhardy has not enforced the
prohibition law." Captain Taylor, it is
charged, has violated the order of the
court by accepting money from saloon
keepers irti lieu of license fees.
.Saloon I.tcrnM? ItefiiHrd In Alabama.
Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 2. The pro
bate judge of Lowndes county yester-j
day refused to issue licenses for bar
rooms. Application was made fot
BANDITS ABUSE A WOMAN
Wealthy Wisconsin Resident Found
. Near Death in Her Home.
Kenosha, Yis Jan. 2. Mary H.
Stolenwerk, a wealthy spinster, 41
years old, was found dying on the floor
of her room In Paris, this county, yes
terday. There was a bruise on her
head and Tier lips were smeared with
carbolic acid. A bottle containing acid
was found in another room. ' The tele1
phone wires had been disconnected and
indications point to an attempt at mur
der after a robbery. . -
B1IMPARTE WILL NOT TALK
Attorney General Admits Suit to Di
vorce Pacific Roads Is Planned.
Washington, Jan.'t. Attorney Gen
eral B"bnaparte when questioned today
as to the truth of the statement that
suit would be begun to dissolve the
relationship between the Union and
the Southern Pacific railroads, known
as the-Harrlman system, would only
say the matter was" under considera
tion, but he was no't prepared either
to affirm or deny the report. .
NO TRACE OF , MISSING MAN
Burlington" Elks Make Fruitless Hunt
For Dr. George Jones. ;
Burlington," Iowa, Jan. 2. Scores of
Burlington Elks conducted an unavail
ing search yesterday afternoon for
some trace . of Dr. George Jones of
Keokuk, who disappeared mysteriously
from this city last- week. -The sewers,
of the city . wilT be . Inspected :today
A partial inspection "was made "yester
day afternoon, but nothing discovered
It is the common belief that Jones is
wandering about the count ry, mentally
unbalanced. ! t-r
Russian Army Officer Killed.
Samara. Russia, Jan; 2. ColdneUBo-.
roff chief of the provincial gendarme3
was shot and killed in a crowded street
here today..' - 'V -;; "'. ;'..,' -
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Riots Follow Attempt to
Operate; With Strike
breakers SEVERAL BADLY HURT
Two Companies of Indiana Na
tional Guard Under Arms
and Ready to Move.
Muncie, nd., Jan. 2. Two thousand
men began stoning street ears shortly
before 11 o'clock. . Shots were fired
and nine persons have been injured
since the riot began yesterday.
SO THOIDI.K KATILY IX DAY.
Cars started today on the city street''
railway lines on their regular schedule
with each car manned by from seven
to nine strike breakers. No trouble
or interference resulted early in . the
TROOPS HEADY TO MOVE. -
Indianapolis, Ind, Jan.- 2. Three
companies of the Indiana National
Guard slept at night under arms at the
barracks and are ready to move at
once in case of further trouble at
Muncie and at other places along the
line of the Indiana Union Traction
Muncie, Ind.. Jan. 2. As the result
of three hours" rioting, growing out of
the street car strike, a mob of a thous
and men held possession of Muncie!s
business district yesterday afternoon,
two bystanders were shot,, one strike
breaker was badly beaten up, and per
haps SO persons received minor injur
ies. The rioting only ceased when ev
ery street car was sent to the barns. :
One street car was demolished, an
inierurban car was badly damaged,
window lights in business houses Were
broken out. and other damage done.
Strike nreakrrit Shoot..
The shooting was done by the strike
breakers when a car Which they were
endeavoring to run through the streets '
was attacked by a stone-throwing mob.
J A hundred strike-breakers were recent
ly imported from Chicago by the In
diana Union Traction company.
Realizing that the' local police force
was unable to copo with the situation.
Mayor Guthrie last evening appealed
to Governor Hanly to send troops to
Muncie, but the governor replied he
would send Colonel Harry B. Smith to
look over the situation and would act
as the latter's report guided him. Re
peated efforts by the sheriff to swear
in deputies were fruitless, as not a
.man would act. , '"
Clour the Saloons. ' .
. The major last night Issued a proc
lamation ordering all saloons closed .
today. The only, arrest made was that
of Joseph R. Williams -of Chicago, &
strike breaker, who shot into" the mob,
but hit nobody.
COUNT B0HI ADOUT
TO FIGHT A DU
Has'Violent Quarrel withMair .
Whom Divorced Wife Wat Said '
to Have Been Engaged. '
Paris, Jan. 2. There was a violent
quarrel in Rue Chillot today between
Count Boni de Castellane and Prince
Helie de Sagan. The'coqnt i( .reported
to have denounced the princeiiv un
measured terms and a duel is believtl!
to be imminent. Casteiiane Was re
cently divorced by his wife, who Wai.
Miss Anna Gould of Xew York.: It
was reported in November - Madame
Gould wa3 engaged to be married to
Prince Helie de Sagan but the rumor
was promptly denied' by Madame
Gould, herself. -.
AT SEA; 0'JE SI.T.O
Schooner Elizabeth Palmer ; Strike
,. Unknown Vessel Which Goes
Down Crew Saved-
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Baltimorer Md Jan. 2. Captain De-'
lano of toe steamer Porto Rico, which.
arrived' here, this morning -from New -York,
reported passing the scSopner ' v
Elizabeth Palmer yesterday afternoon.
15 miles southeast of Hog Island,, the
last, named vessel . reporting it had r.
been in cbllisloa. off ' Baniegat last
Saturday night with, a yessel wmis -
name Captain, Delano could 'not tuT
derstand. The unknown" vessel was "
sunk and the Palmer took .off . the v
crew and had them on board.. ' . .