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ARGl'S, FRIDAY. OCTOBER SO," 1891.'
AWAKENED TO DIE.
Terribly Fatal Disaster on the;
THE ITBE ALARM ON A STEAMBOAT.
hwipn Awtken.d from Sleep to
TUn the Alternative of Death fey the
Tlames or s Plunge lata the Water
Fifteen Kaon a Fatalities and Many
' Persons Mixing A Boy Drowned Be
fore Hie Father' Eyes Story or the
New Orleans, La., Oct. 80. Yesterday
morning tbe steamboat Oliver Beirne, of
New Orleans, was burned near Milliken'a .
Bend, and of those on board at .least
fifteen, and perhaps as many as twenty
five, perished. The boat had just left the
landing at Milliken'a Bead shortly
after 8 " o'clock, and had mot pro
ceeded far down stream before
the cry of fire was raised. Instantly a
panlo prevailed. The passengers, who
numbered over 90, both cabin and deck,
rushed around in their nightclothes and
many, headless of the cold, seeing that
the boat was rapidly being envelyped in
flames, jumped into the river and swam
ashore or went down.
Fifteen Known To Be Lost.
Besides a large number of cabin passen
gers there were over 200 deck hands on
board. The deckles were on their way to
work on the levees south of Vicksburg.
The passengers lose all their personal
property. The list of the tost as furnished
the steamboat company by Captain Thor
wegian is made up as follows: Two
children of Dr. Worrell, of Baton
Rouge; three chambermaids; Sum
V. Entrickeo; a daughter of Mr.
Adams, of Omaha; five cabin boys, a
nurse of Mrs. Frazier, of Natchez; Mrs.
Woolidge of New Orleans, and a number
of deck hands. Some men in a row-boat
reached here last night from Duckjort
with the body of Mrs. Edward Bell, wuo
was found floating down the river about
noon. The woman was alive when found,
bat died shortly afterward. Tbe steam
boat company place their loss at about
The Pilot Stood at Bis Post.
The pilot stood to his post like a hero
and the boat was headed for the Louisi
ana shore, getting near enough to permit
many of the unfortunates to escape with
their lives. There were numerous acta of
heroism. The cotton aboard floated out
into the stream and was the means of
saving many lives.
RAPID SPREAD OF THE FLAMES.
All Avenues of Escape Quickly Cut Off
The State's Heroism.
The deck watchman first discovered the
fire, which broke out a midship, and is
supposed to have been caused by a deck
passenger smoking, as it was far away
from the furnace. The names spread with
fearful rapidity, there being TOO bales of
cotton on board, and it soon cut off all
avenues of escape toward the shore for
those aft except by jumping into the
river. Many escaped by tbe bow, but the
moat threw themselves overboard. Some
were picked np by the yawl which an en
gineer bad launched; others floated on
bales of cotton or swam ashore, but many
Death of a Heroic Boy.
The son of Captain Eatriken was
drowned before the eyes of his help
less father. He called to the latter to
save his mother and not mind him. Cap
tain Entriken and three children reached
tbe shore safely. Oue of the children, an
infant, bad been left behind in the cabin,
but was reached by Mate Jim Cassetty,
who entered tbe blazing cabin and envel
oped tbe child in bed clothing and brought
it to shore, holding the clothing that en
folded it in his teeth as he swam.
Many Severely Irjared.
All the injured are still at Milliken'a
Bend, their injuries being too severe to
admit of their removal. Mate Cassetty
and others sustained slight injuries, and
Pilot Masaey is dangerously burned about
the bead and body and may lose one of
his eyes. Pilot W. Strieker, of Cincin
nati, bad a narrow escape, be
ing - found senseless by Pilot
Burbank, who dragged him from the
deck. Captain Tborwegan states that in
less than five minutes after the alarm
bell was rnng the entire boat was envel
oped in flames. It was impossible to use
the firs hose and all that could be done
was to arouse tbe people. The steamer is
a total loss and sank after burning to the
Women in the TCealeyaa Church.
Grand Rapids, Mich , Oct. 80. The
general conference of the Wesleyan Meth
odist Church of America decided yester
day to hold their next meeting at Fair
mont, Ind. Rev. W. R. Hawkins, of Sen
eca Falls, N. Y., was elected editor of Tbe
"Wesleyan Methodist, the organ of tbe
society. The revision of the church dis
cipline is occupying much attention. The
section prohibiting the ordination of
women was stricken out, and what will be
done with the ladies will be decided by
The Earthquake In Japan.
Yokohama, Oct. 80. There have been
terrific earthquakes along the southern
coast of Kipon Hondo, the principal isl
and of Japan. Tbe shocks were most
severely felt at Osaka and at Kobe. Hun
dreds of bouses have been destroyed, but
tbe extent of the fatalities is unknown
and may remain so for some time to come
owing to tbe destruction of the telegraph
Our Pork and the French.
Paris, Oct. 80. The ministry expects
to get the senate to repeal the prohibition
of American pork, bnt only to substitute
a tariff that is virtually prohibitive. The
agriculturists have been in a ferment ever
since tbe chamber of deputies adopted toe
repeal, and it ia argued that it would be
fatal to tbe pig-breeding industry in
Discharged by Wholosa'a.
PITTSBURG, Oct. 30 Abont 850 skilled
mechanics of the 2,000 men employed by
tbe Westinghouse Air-Brake company
have received notice that their services
would not be required after today.
Clack business at preseut is the cause.
Two Trotting Horses Burned.
Evaksvillb, Ind., Oct. SO. Fire at 10
o'clock Thursday night destroyed the
stable of Henry Paul, on onter Main
street, containing two trotting horses.
Loss, $11,000, partially covered by insurance.
- THAT WISCONSIrf SEN8ATION.
It Develops Into aa Issno of Toraelty Be--.
twees Bawyor and LaFollctto.
Milwaukee, trt. 8a More light has
been thrown on the mystery surrounding
the sadden refusal of Judge Siebecker to
try the suit to recover interest from ex
State Treasurer Harshaw by a public
statement from ex-Congressman LaFol
lette. His statement agrees with that of
Senator Sawyer, printed In these dis
patches two days ago, down to the point
where it is stated that Sawyer agreed to
LaFollette's suggestion that it would not
do for LaFollette to accept a retainer in
the case, as he was a brother-in-law of
Judge Siebecker. ' He assured Sawyer, so
he says, that Siebecker was a fair-minded
man, and would try the case onltsmer
The Charge Against Sawyer.
Then, " according to LaFollette, Sawyer
said: "These cases are awful important
to us in the state, and we cannot afford to
lose them. It costs me lots of anxiety. I
don't want to have to pay naming $100,
000 or more, Mr. LaFollette is not certain.
Now I came down to see you alone. No
one knows I am to meet you here. I don't
want to hire you as an attorney in the
case, Mr. LaFollette, and don't want you
to go into court, bnt here is (50. I will give
yon $500 more or $1,000 Mr. LaFollette is
uncertain which he said when Siebecker
lecides the case right."
Tha Proposition an Insult.
LaFollette says he immediately told
Sawyer that if he bad struck him in the
face he would not insult him as he insulted
liim then; that be (Sawyer) was endeavor
ing to get him to talk to the judge about
tbe case off the benob, and that he had not
tioney enough to employ bini as an attor
cey after what had transpired. LaFol
lette says he gave the whole matter careful
e insitleration, and on the advice of personal
f iends called tbe attention of the court to
SENATOR QUAY SUES A PAPER.
Be Wants 1 00,000 for Libel Out of the
- Pittsburg; Post.
Pitsbceo, Oct. 30. Senator Quay has
ettercdsuit against the Pittsburg Post
for $100,000 libel. He will also sue tile
writing editor and proprietors for cri ru
in il libel. Chairman Kerr, of the Demo
cratic state committee, will also be sued
for criminal libel, and ail parties will be
arrested. Tue senator's suit is the result
of the publication of a photographic cut
in the Democratic papers which was done
to oonnect him with Bardsley's methods.
The headlines In all tbe papers were very
libelous in tbe eyes of the senator's attor
neys. Quay's Statement of the Facta.
The material, it is claimed, was sent out
by Chairman Kerr, of tbe Democratic
state committee, and that is the cause of
the suit against him. The facts seem to
be bout as follows: In tbe last campaign
Quay gave a check for 18,000 for campaign
expanses. This check was discounted
through Bardsley, who at that time stood
as h gh as any man so far as integrity was
concerned. Quay says he had nothing to
do v ith the raising of tbe money on tha
chtci, didn't know at the time how it
was raised, and was not connected with
Bardsley in any way, who, as a matter of
fact, was not a party man, but ran as a
WAS THERE A GHOST ON BOARD T
Bem:irkable Performance of an Englno
at Jacksonville, Ills.
Jacksonville, Ills., Oct. 30. Late
Tuesday night a watchman and three
other employes of the Jacksonville and
Southeastern railway saw one of tbe big
locomotives elide out of the roundhouse,
cross the t rotable, and start down the
main line. They ran after it, but it was
going so fast that they did not try to
board it. When the main line was
reachei the engine whistled and disap
peared down the track at terrific speed.
W hat the Bailway Men Believe.
Pizg ih was wired to clear tbe track. A
nortb-lound freight was sidetracked as
tbe wild engine came in view and stopped.
Tbey saw no one get off, and when
they jumped on board the throttle was
found dosed and steam was np sufficient
to run twenty miles further. The engine
ran the twelve miles in ten minutes. The
railroad men believe that tbe ghost of an
engine r recently killed on the road was
in the cab. It was bis favorite engine.
Senator Fair to Take Another Wife.
SAS I BANCIsoo, Oct. 80. Society is all
agog ovrr tbe rumor that ex-Senator James
G. Fair is soon to be married. Tbe lady
in the ctse. as gossip tells it, is Miss Mary
Lake, a handsome and cultured lady of 88,
who con iucts a boarding and day school
for girls on Sutter street. Senator Fair.
when asked about his approaching nup
tials, would neither affirm nor deny tbe
report, refusing to discuss tbe subject.
Tbe ex-S;nator was divorced from the late
Mrs. Tteresa Fair about six years ago.
and si act has lived a bachelor's life at tne
A Woman Killed hy a Train.
APPLEIOS, Wis., Oct 30. Mrs. Charles
V. Voight was struck by tbe nigbt pas
senger trnin on the Chicago and North'
western railroad Wednesday night. Hf r
body was hurled against tbe fence with
terrific force and she received injuries
from wbu h sbe died yesterday morning.
Five children survive her.
Val uable Slaro Drops Dead.
Lexington, Ky, Oct. 80. Tbe black
mare Opbir, by Simmons-Indianapolis,
which mads a record of 2:2C- on a half
mile track a few days since, dropped dead
while beinj; exercised on the track at Cyn
tbiana. The mare was owned by Wilson
& Handy, t.nd was valued at $10,000.
Winning Horses at Garfield Park. '
CHICAGO, Out. 30. The money at Gar
field park course yesterday was won on
the followi-jg borse: The ScMjier,
mile, l:08Jt'; Adelina, mile, J:17,V; Blue
lianner. 1 nile, 1:43; Dore, 1 mile, 1:40;
Warren Lei aud; mile, 1:14V; Harry
Dixon, m le, 1X2;4.
Typhoid In a State's Prison.
PROVIDENT, Oct. 80. For the past
three weeks in epidemic of typhoid fever
has prevailed in tbe Rhode Island Btute
prison. Tbe first case was discovered six
weeks ago. One man died last Tuesday.
The bad wat r supply is supposed to be
the cause of I be trouble.
In the Car paign Now Going on
FIERCE FIGHT OF TEE FACTIONS.
A Year for Breaking Records.
INDEPEXED CE, la., Oct. 30. Yesterday's
sensation va - furnished by the
2 year old bay stallion Ralph Wilkes,
wbo, in mile . made wit bout
a skip, has tie 1 records with Monlarsand
Sunul in a mark of 2:18.
The "Peeler" Have a Tough Time with,
the Parnellitea, but Finally Club Bed
mond Into Quiet A Man M ho Wanted
to Eat O'Mahoney's Heart Given a
Viet of Mud Attempt of Another Fel
low to Lunch Oft Tanner's Nose Lib
erals Growing Alarmed.
Cork, Oct 30. The rioting was renewed
last night in more desperate form than
before. William O'Brien bad been in
vited to address a McCarthy ite meeting in
the suburbs of Cork. The McCnrthyites
were armed with stout sticks, and many
of them bad their pockets well loaded with
missiles, prepared to resist any attack xf
the enemy. A solid bodyguard closed
around O'Brien, to protect bim in case
of an onslaught. Meantime the Parnellitea
were not sleeping. They gathered in the
heart of the city in an enormous crowd,
with banners, torches, and band, the
bands playing "Croppies Lie Down," "Mc
Kenna's Dream," and other soul-stirring
airs of 'OS, mingled with "God Save Ire
land" and "The Conquering Hero Comes."
the latter being an allusion to William E,
Redmond, who sat in an open car. waving
a handkerchief and shouting words of en
couragement to his followers.
Ihe Blackthorns Get Into IMay.
The Parnellites marched on until they
reached the anti-l'arneliite meeting. A
hoarse cry of defiance went up from the
McCarthyitss. At this challenge tbe
Parnellites broke whatever semblance of
ranks they had, and dashed wildly upon
tbe enemy, brandishing blackthorn and
howling at the top of their voices. Tbe
two crowds met fiercely, neither giving
away. Sticks descended on skulls, com
batants grasped each other, and rolled in
the riot, aud blows and kicks were ex
changed with an energy that meant vic
tory or hors du combat. Stones flew
hither and tbitber, and Mr. O'Brien,
where he stood attempting to be heard
and to say something to quiet the furious
eucounter, received a severe blow in the
rear from a missile that was thrown.
Hot Struggle with the Police.
The struggle was hand-to-hand, and
men could be seen now and then stagger
ing out of the melee covered with blood.
Among the combatants could be seen the
big form of Jack O'Connor, his black
thorn waving like the plume of Navarre.
The police had not anticipated any seri
ous riot at this point, owing to its re
moteness from Parnellite centres. It
was some time, therefore, before they
conld effectually interfere. But at length,
having been hastily reinforced, tbey
charged upon tbe combatants, striking
right and left with their batons. Tbe Mc
Carthyites fell back, but not so tbe Par
nellites. These obstinately held their
ground, Jack O'Connor boldl facing the
police and refusing to give way.
Care Bedmond a Clubbing.
Willinm Redmond was equally deter
mined and tbe police, treating them as
the leaders of tbe onslaught, at length set
upon them in earnest and gave both a
terrible clubbing that disabled them.
With tbe leaders knocked out, the lines
gradually fell back and the battle was
over for a time. It is said that tbe num
ber of bruised and broken skulls was even
greater than in Wednesday's fight, and
probably a good number will not be able
to do any more rioting until after elec
tion. Late last night Jack O'Connor was
having his wounds hastily dressed, and
declared his intention to be in the field
again today. The Parnellites look on
him as their war lord and would be de
pressed by his absence.
THE LIBERALS GROW ALARMED.
Cork Exhibitions of Home Bule Worry
" Loxdos, Oct. 30. A meeting of Liberal
leaders is talked of to take some steps to
put an end to the exhibition in Ireland,
which is causing great harm to the home
rule cause in England, and seriously
menacing the prospects of the Liberal
party. The fighting at Cork is denounced
on all sides as the most disgraceful occur--rence
at an election in the United King
dom for many yenrs past. It is feared
that even worse is coming before the poll
ing day, as Cork advices say that both
factions are worked up to tbe highest
pitch of exasperation. John Dillon is
suffering great pain in his knee. Dr.
Tanner has nothing worse than the mark
of a man's teeth on his nose, a Parnellite
havine attempted to lunch on that organ
during a scuill.
He Dined on Mud, Inntead.
The language used was much more bit
ter than at the first Kilkenny election.
One prominent Parnellite expressed a fer
vent purpose to dine on Canon O'Mahon
ey's heart, duringtbe struggle Weduesday
night, but was in ten up ted in his dietetic
arrangements by about a pound of mud,
well aimed, wuich lodged in his throat
and nearly strangled him. An excited
McCarthy ite shouted liis intention to
make Jack O'Connor bite the dust, or
rather tbe mud, but Jack seized the fellow
in his Samson grip aud shook him like a
rat. Of the tueu wounded in the affiays
of tbe past three days it is feared that
several may die.
Had a Sheevo at Brandon.
CoitK, Oct. SO. At Braudon, twenty
miles from here, tbe streets were Wednes
day night filled with torchlight pro
cessions of the rival factions, and numer
ous affrays took place. A crowd of Mc
Carthy ilea broke in the door of the but
ter exchange, from tbe windows of which
they were being jeered by their oppo
nents. A fight followed, and a number of
tbe contestants were seriously injured.
The Kxpluit or a Priest.
As an example of the feeling prevailing,
it is noted that a boy who was cheering
for Redmond, the Parnellite candidate,
was struck in the face - with a stick
handled by a priest with such terrific force
that one of his eyes was destroyed.
Prelates Going to Visit Blexleo.
Cut or Mexico, Oct. 81 Canon Plan
carte, of this city, has sent invitations to
Cardinal Gibbons and the bishops of - the
Roman Catholic church in the United
States to attend tbs opening of tbe Col
egiata church at Guadaloupe, one of the
most renowned temples in Mexico, which
has been undergoing repairs for some
time, but Which is now n earing comple
tion. Cardinal Gibbons and the bishops
of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Bos
ton, Detroit and St. Louis have already
accepted tbe invitation.
In reading over tlie literary items of
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