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TLLl. AliUUtt. THUKSDAY, MARCH. .:. 1891.
She Carries Down Over Five
AN UNEQUALLED MARINE DISASTEB
The Official I.ist of Missing and Doabt
leaa Drowned Reaches 569 A Weird
and Awful Scene Lighted Vp by the
Elertrlo Reflectors of the War-Ships
Gallant Work of the Reamers in the
Wild Waves Terrible Scenes on the
Deck of the Doomed Vessel and in
the Tumbling Billows.
Loxdon, March 19. The official state
ment in regard to the disaster to the Uto
pia in Gibraltar bay Tuesday is as fol
lows: Number of persons aboard leaving
Naples, 880; number saved, 311; nnmber
missing, probably all drowned, 569. The
scene after the collision has probably
never before been equaled in the history
of marine disasters. On one side was the
inking passenger steamship, crowded with
nearly 900 immigrants, who filled the air
with wild appeals for help and shrieks of
terror as they saw death awaiting them
in the dark, angry waters of the bay of
Gibraltar. Overhead the clouds rushed
furiously, driven along by the strong
southwest gale, which had been one of the
causes of the calamity.
Lighting Vp the Awful Tragedy.
Right and lefc of the sinking vessel
were the two monster battle-ships, the
Rodney and the Anson, huge specimens
of Britain's most powerful fighting ships,
pouring the light of their powerful e'.ectria
reflectors upon the disabled steamship,
lighting up the agouy of lu-r passengers
and showing clearly the terrible position
in which they were placed. Here and
there were the war-ships' small ooats,
manned by sturdy blue jackets, who
strained every nerve as they bent to their
oars in that l.avysea, while striving gal
lantly to be first to reach the drowning
passengers of the Utopia.
A Frantic Straggle for Life.
An eye witness gives the following ac
count of the wreck: "The shrieks of the
Utopia's passengers could be plainly heard
above the roaring of the gale. The sea was
ho heavy that the boats of the rescues
could not with safety approach the wreck,
so they were compelled to lie to leeward,
where they picked up the people as they
were swept i rom the decks. As the Uto
pia's bows settled a terrible scene was
witnessed from the boats. Those still on
board the sinking steamer made a sudden
rush en masse to the forerigging, strug
gling for their lives and vainly seeking
places of refuge. Twenty minutes later
the forecastle was submerged and a large
number of persons gathered there with
the hope of being rescued by the boals
and who had failed in their efforts to
ascend the rigging were carried away by
On the Decks of the I'topia.
Feterson, a quartermaster of the Utopia,
was taken off the sinking vessel by a war
ship's cutter. He says that while on
board the Utopia after the collision he
whs surrounded by a terrified mass of
human beings fighting their way des
perately and savagely regardless of sex or
age towards ilia boats. Men, women and
children tumbled and climbed over each
other in that fight for a chance of escape
from crowning. jOne poor woman who
was rescued by the Anson bluejackets
went raving mad when she was convinced
that her children were drowued. There
were similarly distressing incidents by
the score, the most awful of all occurring
when the Utopia, with a Enal desperate
Inrcb, sank with her human freight
clinging about her.
The Dreadlul Final Pinnge.
Many who had sprung into the sea as
they saw the steamship could not float
much longer were drawn in the whirlpool
caused by the Utopia's disappearance.
Some came to the surface again fot a few
moments before sinking finally into their
watery tomb. Other were able to clicg
to pieces of the wreckage, floating spais,
etc., and thus kept themselves above
water uutil rescued by the war ship's
boats. Shrieking, praying women sank to
rise no more with their terrified offspring
olasped to their breasts. Children clung
to their parents so desperately as, in sev
eral cases, to cause the death of both,
where both might have escaped had better
judgment been used. Husbands and
wives sank w hile grasping each other in
frantic efforts to keep each other afloat,
and many a good swimmer went down
with some horrified, fear-maddened per
son clinging to him with the tenacity and
desperation of death.
Cause of the Disaster.
There was a report that the disaster was
caused by the Anson ramming the Utopia,
wbile the former was drifting in the gale,
bnt the officers and crew of her majesty's
ship Anson state that the Utopia fouled
the ram of the Anson, and thus caused
the damage which resulted in the passen
ger steamer sinking within a few min
utes after heing struck. The Anson's offi
cers assert that no blame can be attached
to the war vessel.
A Khnmokln Miner in Lnck.
Shamokix, Pa., March 19. Mrs. Charles
Dimmick, wife a Shamokin miner, is id
lock. Her husband went to work as
usual Tuesday morning. Upon enter
ing the house in the evening he was met
by his wife, who in excited tones ex
claimed: "Charles, we ate no longer poor."
As the woman spoke she handed her hus
band A letter which was from Charles
Herbert, an English lawyer, who said Mr.
Dimmick had fallen heir to a third inter
est in an estate in Lancashire, Kngland,
valued at $4iX),(KW.
Horrible Death in Kannas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 19. The body
of Andrew Finnigan, an Irish laborer,
was found in a deserted stable at the cor
ner of Fifth and Holmes streets Tuesday.
Finnigan had evidently died of cold and
hunger. He was so scantily clothed and
wasted away that his body weighed only
forty pounds. A large portion of the
flesh that was left on his bones wai
gnawed away by the rats and his body
presented a sickening spectacle.
Oeii. Joe J oh nit ton Seriously III.
Washington Citt, March 19. Gen.
Joseph E. Johnston is extremely ill at
his residence here. For nearly a month
past the general has Buffered considerable
from fatty defeneration of the heart
and that trouble has at last reached a
stage where it puzzles medical science.
Gen. Johnston was one of the pall beareis
at the funeral of Gen. Sherman and was
at that time in apparently good health.
The London Times justifies the action
of the New Orleans lynchers.
rrJiHT FOR A GIRL'S FAVOR.
A Dare-Knuckle Fight to a Finish In
Bridgeport, Couu.. March 19 Two
w-li-known young men of Fairfield fought
with bare knuckles to a finish for the love
of a pretty society girl of that ancient
town Monday evening. They are Charles
Sweeney, 2M years old, and George Weed,
who is two years his rival's senior. They
fought near Red field quarry. Both loved
the girl, and both had been well received
by her. Sweeney, who dresses fashiona
bly and is one of the elite of the town, is
considered the dude of Fairfield, -while-Weed,
who is a good-looking man, is
superintendent- of the Red field quarry.
Weed knew that Sweeney was his rival,
but had no fears that Sweeney would sup
plant him in the girl's affections.
The Dude Was Licked.
Weed took pains to tell his friends that
Sweeney was wasting valuable time in
courting the lady. When Sweeney heard
of it, he becama angered. He sought
Weed aud demanded an apology. Weed
refused to make one, and the result was
an agreement to meet and arrange to
fight the matter out as to who should be
the lady's favorite. The fight lasted an
hour, Sweeney getting the worst of
it, he apologized afterward to the lady
and her parents. The young men were
not objects of beauty when they lefc the
ring and will not be seen in society for
Shocking Accident to a Party of Young
Men and Women.
Denver, Colo., March 19. A special
from Georgetown says that at 3 o'clock
yesterday morning a wagon containing
sixteen young men and women returning
from a ball at Silver Plume was thrown
down the mountain side by an unmanagea
ble team of horses. The occupants fell
with the horses and wagon upon the rot- :s
b'low, and all but one were injured either
by the fall or by the kicking and plunging
ol the horse.1. The accident occurred oppo
site the famous Bridal Veil falls.
Five Very Kadly Injured.
The list of injured so far as at present,
learned is as follows: Mary Spea, kicked
in face; Mary Funis, internal injuries;
Mary Mclnney, teeth and lips kicked or',
and has not recovered consciousness; Jo'i
Mcllolcomb, foreliead split open and fac
lacerated; Bert Vale, ribs fracturM;
Lottie Robd?au, William Chouts he
driver), and Andrew Fitzpatrick. less
Treason in Kalmaceda's Cainp.
New York. March 19. A special to
The World from Buenos Ay res, says: A
dispatch received here to day from Val
paraiso states that Mayor Valdiviesos, of
that city, has gone over to the insurgents
after winning over to their cause the
garrison, 'wiiidi deserted the fort after
spiking the uuns. The ex-government
troops then seized President Balmaceda's
transport, the Mania, which was anchored
in the harbor and which was loaded with
gatling guL ., rifles and ammunition.
After this the mayor and garrison em
barked on board the transport aud
steamed northward to join the insurgents.
They Didn't Smile Any Longer.
New London, N. H., March 9. Tho
girl students of Colby Academy recently
formed a drill company in rivalry to an
organization that has for some time been
the boast of the male students. The
young men smiled a smile of derision at
the efforts of the girls to acquire profi
ciency in their manual. When competi
tive drills began, however, the girls sur
prised everyone by carrying off all the
honors. The event was duly celebrated
with ice-cream and caramels.
Don't Recognize St. Patrick.
Lowell, Mass., March 19. The Merri
mac mills yesterday dismissed about 14
hands for remaining away on it. Patrick'.
day. A number collected about the mills
and whenever any of the bosses appeared
hooted and jeered at them. It was found
necessary to invoke the aid of the police to
disperse the crowd. No attempt at vio
lence was made. The hands were notified
on Mondav that any who absented them
selves on St. Patrick's day would be dis
charged. Loci Option for Wales.
London. March 19 In the house of
commons last evening the Welsh local
option bill vas ordered to second reading
on motion of Rowlands, Gladstone mem
ber for Cardiganshire, Wales. He was
supported by Morley. The vote was 1)6
to 179. The announcement of the result
was greeted by enthusiastic cheers from
Refused to Meet Their Employes.
Cumberland. Md., March 19 A con
vention of the coal miners and operators
was to have been held in this place yester
day. The miners were on hand, but the
Coal association (including many com
panies operating in this region) refusrd
to attend, giving as a reason for so doing
that their employes bad no grievances u
Killed by a Treacherous Foot Rridge.
Rome, March 19 Tuesday while the
members of a committee, appointed for
the purpose, were crossing a foot bridge to
examine a site for the animal cattle show,
which is held Ht Cagliuri, the structure
gave way, carryiug the whole party with
it. Five of the committeemen were
killed, and several others were injured.
Killed a Railway-Regulating Bill.
Omatia, Neb., March 19. A dispatch
from Lincoln .says: In the senate yester
day the report of the committee to indefi
nately postpone action on the 2 cent pas
senger rate, was adopted, and thbill is
dead. The maximum freight bill is un
der consideration, and the prevailing sen?
timent is that, it will be defeated.
Trouble Over Apprentices.
Pittsburg, March 19. The 1,000 men,
women aud boys employed by Armstrong
Bros. & Co., cork manufacturers, were
locked out last night. The employes are
members of the Knights of Labor, and
the trouble is caused over an apprentice
ship clause iu the scale presented to the
Increase iu Union Pacific Karnings.
Boston, Mrcli 19 The statement of
the Union Pacific Railroad company for
January, lS'.U, shows gross earnings for
the whole system at fiJ,il.13.C, an increase
of $540,088 over January of last year, and
net earnings 983,508, an increase of f607,
Will Investigate the Alleged Bribery.
San Francisco, Cal., March 19. Both
houses of tha legislature yesterday ap
pointed a committee to investigate the al
leged bribery in connection with the pend
ing senatorial contest.
An Echo of the Massacre of Italians.
REVOLVERS AT CLOSE QUARTERS,
An Ex-lournalist Killed and His Assail
ant In a Precarious Condition Criti
cism of the Mob's Work Not Toler
ated The Ex-Journalist Shows Great
. Nerve The Committee of Safety Sum
mons the Jurors Before It Grand
Jury t Work.
New Ohlkins,- La., March IV. At 11
o'clock last night Capt. Arthnr Dunn, a
prominent politician and a well-known at
torney cf this city, became involved in
a quarrel with Frank Waters, an ex-journalist
and well-known character about
town, aid a shooting affair resulted,
terminating in the killing of Waters and
the serious wounding of Dunn. Capt.
Dunn was one of the attorneys employed
by the s:ate in the recent trial of the Ital
ians charm-i with the assassination of
Chief of Police Hennessey. The troubie
began early in the evening. Waters had
been driiiking in a saloon, and during the
course of his remarks stigmatized the
killing or: the Italians at the parish prison
as an outrage on the community.
Dunn the Aggressor.
He exp ressed himself as satisfied that ail
those im-n who partook in the killing
would come to an untiirely end. Dunn
met him shortly afterwards and a dispute
took plaie, during the progress of which
Dunn re'errt-d to Waters as a murderer,
he having killed Joseph Raker here in 1S87.
The di-pute grew warmer and Duun
pulled his revolver and shot Waters in
the cheek and month. The last bullet
ranged urwanl. and penetrated the brain.
Waters returned t he fire of his antagonist
and wont de.i Dunn twice iu the left leg,
aud again in the right side of iiis chest,
near the nipple. Waters died almost in
stautly. Duun was take.ii to the hospital
where he lies iu a precarious condition.
Wh tt Is the Urand Jury for? .
Notices were served yesterday on the ju
rors to attend a meeting of the commit
tee of safety held in the afternoon. No
representatives of the press were admit
ted, but it is known that the eleven jurors
(Seligman ilone being absent) were sub
jected to i rigid cross-examination by
the experienced lawyers who are members
of the con mittee. The findings of the
cmimittee v:U be presented to the grand
jury, which is expected to bring indict
ments agai ist all offenders.
Italitns Hying "Old Glory."
At a nun ber of the Italian fruit stands
throughout the city bright new American
flags are displayed. It is supposed that
this is intended to manifest the owner's
lack of sympathy with the insult put upon
the stars and stripes by their countrymrn
on the ievee. An investigation was begun
yesterday by the grand jury into the kill
ing ot the Italians on taturdav last. It
is said that w indictment will be found
against O'Malley, although no findings
were returned yesterday.
DOING S OF ILLINOIS SOLONS.
Some of the Hills and Resolutions Intro.
dncd in the Legislature.
Sriiiscni LP, Ills., March 19. In the
senate yesterday bills were introduced
levying an annual tax of 2 percent, of
gross earnings on express companies, and
appropriating (75.000 for the Illinois uni
versity. The bill giving 2 cents each for
dead English sparrows was passed. The
governor's a ppointments of railway com
missioners and state institution trustees
were confirn ed. Delegates of the senate
to the western commercial congress were
named as follows: Wiles, Berry Rickert
and Higbie. A petition for a better road
system was fled, and several bills were
Bills were introduced in the house:
Providing that members of the general
assembly shall receive a salary of but
750 per sess on and $50 extra for station
ery and pritting; prohibiting combina
tions to prevent competition among per
sons engaged in buying and selling live
stock; to reg ilate foreign insurance com
panies; to prevent pooling by railways;
compelling lorse, cable and dummy rail
ways to sell twenty-five ride tickets fot
$1 in all cities of more than 25,000 inhabi
tants; reducing salaries of state officers.
A resolution lor sine die adjournment
April 15 was referred. A resolution was
presented making the passenger fare on
railways 2 cents per mile.
Legislation in Michigan.
LAN'SIKO. M ch., March 19. A bill was
favorably repc rted by the house raihoad
committee yesterday requiring all rail
roads to tran-port members of the legis
lature free ot oharge while they are en
gaged in legislative duties and further
that each member shall be allowed 15C
pounds of baggage. The bill does not ac
cord with another now under considera
tion in the house, which makes it a. penal
offense for a legislator to accept or use a
pass. The ho tse passed a bill appropri
ating W,S03 for the university this year
and tffcVJtM) next year and the senate, after
a hard fight along party lines, adopted a
concurrent resolution providing for t'nal
adjournment, on Aprn su
Non-Union Workmen Clubbed.
Lynn', Mass., March l'.f Tuesday even
ing two vtnkno vn men, armed withcluta,
gained admission, by announcing them
salves as "friends," into the improvised
sleeping quarters (in Pevear & Co.
morocco manufactory) of the Armenian
non-union workmen employed by the
firm. I hey savt.gely attacked the inmates.
heedless of cri ?s for mercy, and desisted
only when friends of the workmen, at
tracted by cries for help, made their ap
pearance, when the assailants fled. Two
of the Armenians were severely hurt. The
police express a determination to find and
arrest the assailants.
Will Ilavo No I'olitics There.
SrKACPSE, N. Y., March 19. Prominent
breeders of Holsteiu-Friesian cattle from
all over the country are in annual session
in this city. The secretary and treasure'
report the association in a prosperous con
dition. President Burrill's address yes
terday created ti strong opposition on ac
count of its political tendencies to free
trade and opposition to reciprocity. It
was forbidden a place in the minutes of
the sessiou, beca tse it was held that poli
tics bad no placa toere.
Healy Sniffs the Battle.
London. March 19. Maurice Healy, M.
P. for Cork, req jests Parnell to name the
day when tbev shall both resign, and hopes
that Parnell will not resort to the tactics
of committee room No. 15, and of the
Boulogne conference to escape the judg
ment of the elect ars.
We have joat received the first shipment of oar new stock ol
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891
We invit everybody to call an 1 examin them
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We are opesiDir toe most complete line of Hardwire sjxciaUii-s ever oflrrrj in rork
Island bei-idc onr regular rock of sup'e and build. -iV Dataware
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Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nailp, Stkkl Goods. Tin w ark Stoves, Etc.
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Florida Steam Boilers, Pasteur Germ Proof Kilter, Kconotar Panacea, Tin
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ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with -J. T. Ken
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JACKSON & HURST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
National Bank BnildiDg. Rork Island. 111.
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security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell & Lynde. banker. Offloe In Postofflc block.
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