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THURSDAY, XOVE31BEK 12, 18U1.
I Single Copies 5 Cent,
1 Par Week 1SW (feats
Entire stock was purchased at 50 CENTS ON
THE DOLLAR and now being old at slaugh-
prices. Every dollar's worth of this im
mense stock is marked down 33 per cent, less
han first cost.
MAN THE LIFEBOAT!
The Cry Heard on Gale-Swept
EAVAGED B? A TERRIBLE TORNADO
t-flac arcutery was also used in tna at
tempt to throw a line to that resseL
Chain-shot was discharged from cannon
at a sate height, a cord being attached to
the shot, with the hope that the cord
would be carried over and fall upon the
wreck. Every cord was broken
Twenty-seven Pennoi Rescued.
The number rescued from the Bien
venne is tweuty-sevea. The lost are dp
The grandest opportunity to secure the big
gest bargains ever known or. heard of.
STOCK MUST BE DISPOSED OF AT ONCE,
Graphic Description of the Work of the
Life-Savers Repeated Attempts, Fi
nally Successful, to Rescue the Perish
ing A Heroic Sailor's Vain SacrlBce
The Rocket and the I K-Line iu Play
Crew and Five Passengers Taken On a
Wreck Incidents of the Gale.
London-, Nov. 12. A terrible storm is
raging over this country. A fair idea of
its force can be gained from the fact that
the entire steamboat service between
Dover and Calais, Boulogne and Folke
stone and between British ports and
Ostend has benn suspended, in spite of the
fact that tbe boats engaged in these ser
vices are accustomed to face the most
severe weather imaginable. Mucb. loss of
life has already occurred and more is ap
prehended. The most thrilling experi
ence so far reported comes from Saad
gate, where the British thip Bienvenue,
of Glasgow, was ashore with her men
clinging to tbe rigging.
A Brave Straggle for Life.
No braver struggle for life has been
wit nested on this coast than that which
resulted last night in the rescue of the
remaining members of the crew of this
ship.. All day, since the terrible situation
of the crew became known, the Hythe nnd
Sandgate lifeboats had been struggling to
reach the doomed vessel through the dan
gerous breakers, which beat with a fury
that seemed to make the existence even of
a lifeboat impossible. hue tbe crew
clung to the masts tbe people on shore
tried to make their encouraging cheers
beard above the roar of the storm. About.
4:30 in the afternoon the Bienvenue began
to break tin. but the masts, with the un
fortunates clinging in tbe rigging, still
A Desperate and Herole Deed.
About this time tbe multitude on shore
were thrilled by the spectacle of a sea
man s daring and desperate stroke for
salvation of himself and his fellow sur
vivors. The sailor, a brave and sturdy
fellow, looking every inch a British sea
man, fastened a line around his waist,
and leaped into the waters that beat with
fearful . force about the wreck. Cheer
upon cheer weut up from the watching
thousands. The sailor struck out boldly
for the shore. He was evidently a splen
did swimmer, and for a few moments it
seemed that the powerful sweep of his
limbs would tarry biru through the boil
ing waves. But, suddenly, a pursuing
breaker burst upon him.
Limp and Lifeless on the Crest.
Breathless with anxiety the crowd on
shore and on the remnant of tbe wreck
awaited the man's reappearance. Even
the storm seemed to hush. Then came
an Agonizing cry from hundreds of
throats- as the sailor appeared a-'ain.
limp and lifeless, tossed on the crest and
in the hollow of the waves. He was dead.
and his fate seemed to foreshadow the
doom of his late companions. Not long
afterward tbe corpse, and that of another
bold swimmer from the wreck, was car
The Life Boat Launched at Last.
The storm abated somewhat as dark
ness grew, and auotber attempt was made
to launch tbe Sandgate life boat. Scores
of volunteers assisted in the launching,
and, amid shouts from thousands that
must have sent a hopeful echo across the
stretch of foam to the weary hearts and
numbed limbs on tbe wreck, tbe lite-boat
started. It seemed doubtful for awhile
whether tbe task could be accomplished;
but at lengt h.after a tremendous struggle.
the brave life savers brought their boat
up tq the rigging of the Bienvenue, and
rescued every one that remained. The
poor fellows were almost unable to help
Warmly Welcomed Ashore.
It was tt.-lo p. m. when the lifeboat
reached tbe wreck, and the work of tak
ing iu the poor wretches was as perilous
a that of getting to. them. Tbe recep
tion on shore will be remembered for
many a long day. Everybody rushed to
cheer and shake the rescuers by the hand.
and most generous attention was devoted
to the victims of the storm These were
taken to Folkestone. Ten minutes after
tbe Sandgate crew had succeeded in Ear
ing the Bienveuue people the Dover life
SAVED BY THE LIFE-LINE.
Twenty-two Souls Taken Off Another
Ship A True-Hearted Skipper.
The bark T. P. Pfluger, from San
Francisco for Bremen, was wrecked at
HastiDgs. Her crew of seventeen and five
passengers remain ed in tbe rigging five
hours, while the life savers sent rocket
after rocket, with line attached, to Jthe
rescue. Several rockets fell short, but at
length a line reached the vessel. Thou
aands were assembled on shore, their
sympathies more aroused by seeing
woman's form among the shipwrecked.
A tremendous cheer went op when it was
seen that tae line was iastenea. xne
crew behaved nobly, and tbe woman was
the first to be sent on the perilous Journey
to safety. Nearly half dead she was
han led ashore. Then followed two boys,
and after them the men, the captain com
ing last. He was given an ovation.
' Swam Ashore in the Surf.
The schooner John Roberts, of Port
Madoc, Wales, went ashore yesterday sft
ernoon near Brighton. Kockets failed to
carry lines to the vessel. The crew were
in the rigging, and the vessel seemed
about to break up.' The Shoreham life
boat did not engage a tug for tbe rescue,
but was drawn to the scene by the horses
on the - road, reaching the spot just five
minutes after the vessel broke into pieces.
The spectators were so angry at what they
considered a lack of energy that might
have proved fatal that they made a hostile
demonstration against tbe crew. Mean
time the shipwrecked mariners had leaped
into the sea, aod battled their way to the
shore with the assistance of volunteers,
locidriilayof tbe Day at Sandgate.
Two of the members of the Hythe life
saving crew were drowned in the accident
to that boat while attempting to reach the
Bienvenue early in tbeevening, others be-
tain Moddill, cf Livcroot; two appren
tices, the steward. Mid a seaman. The
sea swept as high as tbe mizzentop, so the
struggle to bold on may be imagined.
Five Llfeboatmen Lost.
At Dungenuess, on the same dangerous
shore, five vessels were stranded, one a
foreign ship. The Dungenness lifeboat,
in making an effort to reach tne vessel,
was overturned and five of the crew were
drowned. Two men from the stranded
ships lost their lives in trying to swim to
NATIONAL FARMERS' CONGRESS.
Resolutions Adopted by the Graneers In
Session at Sedalia.
Sedalia, Mo., Nov. 12. Tbe gavel used
by the chairman of the Farmers' congress
is an ear of corn, and it has been resolved
to send what is left of it to the World's
fair. Yesterday the congress stated its
wants in a number of resolutions, the
principal of which are given below. Last
night the delegates were entertained with
a pyroteebnieal exhibition by the Sedalia
Republican Flambeau club, awl a diill by
the Sedalia Rifles. Officers will be elected
today, the next place of meeting selected,
and tbe congress will adjourn tonight.
Some of the Resolutions Adoptod.
Following are the most important of the
resolutions adopted by the congress:
nonnesting every state, county, and district
agricultural society in the I'nited States to
appoint one or more ieIepitM to a national
convention, to be held in conjunction and an a
part of the twelfth annua! session of this body
at Mich place as we may select: favoring the
election of president of the I'nited States by
a direct vote of the people and the election of
United States senators by a direct vote of the
people of the state; rerommcmlini; that, eon
press demand that the tax levy be limited to
the absolute wants of theirovernment honestly
administered; that the secretary of akTiciil
ture increase the number of representatives
for the introduction of American com into
foreign countries: favoring a sufficient appro
priation for I lie proper improvement of the
atcrwnys of the country: favoring the con
trol of all Uiists aud combinations by resort to
Defeated an Irrigation Move.
Mr. Sw inks' resolution asking govern
ment aid in irrigating arid lands in Colo
rado brought forth a heated discussion.
several of the delegates maintaining that
the lands were owned largely by private
Individuals nnd hence were not entitled
to government aid. The resolution was
finally defe.v ed.
BOSTON GETS THE PENNANT.
os Protest and Charges
New York, Nov. 12. The directors ot
the New York League club were in session
here yesterday, aud when they adjourned
the magnates of the League went into
confereuca. After their adjournment
President Young stated that at the meet
ing of the board of directors of the New
ork club tbe Chicago club had entered a
protest against the New lork-Boston
games of Sept. 24, 39, and 30, and also
entered certain charges. Tbe New York
and Boston clubs produced evidence to
how that the games were fair and above
board, and so thoroughly refuted the
charges ot the Chicago club that the
directors found 'that tbe games were
legally played, and allowed them to stand
on the record. Ibis action or tbe board
of directors was reported to and confirmed
by the regular League meeting, which
thereupon formally awarded tbe pennant
of lSyi to tbe Boston club. The League
re-elected Nick Young president, secre
tary, and treasurer.
The League magnates were in session
until after midnight. The only thing
agreed to that was given out was an
agreement to provide field seats on League
base ball grounds.at 2 cants, on all days
Dynamited a Tetn iterance Lodge.
Whitewatkk, Wis., Nov. 12. When
the Lima lodge, I. O. G. T., was about to
be called to order Tuesday night, a stick
of wood with an augur hole in it was put
in the stove aud immediately an explosion
occurred, breaking the stove to pieces
and seriously burning W ill Harrington.
The flames were quickly extinguished.
As yet no clue to the person or persons
who tried to blow np the building has
been found. Dynamite had been put in
BOLD .BApiTS ROB A TRAIN.
A St. Panl Flyer Looted Near Western '
7 Union. Junction, Wis.
MiLVAtKEE, ':'Noy. 12. While the
through passenger, .Jraia from Chicago on
the St. Paul road was tolling over tie
prairie near Western Union Junction at
abokt 2 o'clock this morniiiff a baud of
masktd men sprang out ot the bushes
and re-enforced two of their colleagues,
who bad secreted themselves ou the train
several miles below.
Robbed the Train White Running.
With revolvers the two men command
ed tho engineer and fireman to check the
speed of the train in order to permit the
rest of the band ( to get aboard.
Whea tbe . gang had possession ot
the engine the work of robbing
the train began. The express car
was first to be attacked, and although
tbe train was running at good speed three
of tbe robbers climbed over the tender
aud entered the car, while their confede
rates held revolvers at the heads of tbe
engineer and fireman.
The Messenger Resisted.
It is reported that the express messenger
made a desperate resistance and that sev
eral shots were tired. Tuosafe.it is said.
was broken open after the messenger had
refused to deliver the keys.
Said tt Have Csed Dj-nanilte.
Particulars are hard to get, as the rail
way company has taken charge of all the .
wires in order to rush the police to the
scene and start the hunt for the robbers;
but there is a report that when the train
was stopped the robbers immediately
threw a dynamite bomb at the door.
wreckiug the whole end of the car. They
then removed the safes from the car and
opeuea them. lbey secured ,000 In
local money which was in packages oat
aide the safe
Uncle John Draper, an old and honored
citizen of Duquoin, Ills., is dead.
The American turf congress is in session.
at Chiango with a good attendance.
Southern Pacific conductors and brake-
men have demanded an increase of wages.
Mrs. James Kiue and her three children
were murdered . in Farqubar county, Va.
The treasury department yesterday pur
chased 443,0'J0 Ounces of silver at $0,951 to
eO 95;! per ounce.
In the hbelby county (Iowa) court J. M.
Cumberland pleaded guilty of killing
James and Jasper Robertson in 1888.
Mr. Miller, proprietor of a drag store
on West Van Buren street, Chicago, shot
thief be caught tapping his till.
Thirty-six thousand seven hundred and
niuety-eight immigrants passed through
the New York brie office in October,
Overpowered the Sheriff.
CoLl'MHCS, O., Nov. 12. At 10 o'clock
yesterday morning the prisoners in the
Morrow ' county jail at Mount Gilead,
picked tbe lock aud overpowering the
sheriff made a break for liberty. Every
prisoner escaped and none has e o far been
retaken. Among the number were Kev.
Gano, a wife murderer, and two burglars,
who are thought to be dangerous crooks.
Killed Their Captives.
Zanzibar, Nov. 12. A letter frpm the
Interior states that the Arabs who were
defeated by Captain Lugard, in Unyiro,
killed a large number of their captives,
lnclnding many womeu and children.
rather than abandon them to freedom.
In many parts of Unlro quantities of
skeletons and shackels may be seen, show
ing that slaves had perished there.
Chicaoo, Nov. 1L
Board of trs le quotations for today were
as tol ows: naett-.No.: Jvovemoer, openeit
9lc, closed WTi-- Deceuilier. opened 9o4c
closed tH4c; May. opened Sl.lc'14; closed tl.UU.
Corn No. 2 November, opened SlVc, closed
KJfvs year, opened and closed 46'c; May,
opened and closed 43c. Oats No. 2 No
vember, opened ;l"c closed 319a' December,
opened closed Slii: May, opened and
closed 3-?4C. Pork -December, opened $8.34;
closed tK'-'-j: January, opened (1131, closed
S1L2S; May. opened U.M. closed
Sll.tW. Lord December, opened fX.10, .
Live stock Prices at the I uiou Stock .
yards ranged as follows: Hogs Market
rather active on packms and shipping
account, and prices without material chance;
sales ranged at ' --). S.S) pies, ViAS'tiAW .
light. S3AT.&3.7.T roagk packing. 13.HU33.8S
mixed, and ;3.HliJj.4.iU lie.-vy pax king and
Cattle Market rather active on local and
shlppimr account, ani prices steady and un
changed; - quotations ransed at ta.9ujlja
prime to shipping steers. t.z3r.m good to
fancy do $3.i i4.00 common to fair do.f-l.603,.2i
butchers' steers. Jl.tS.6i stoukers, S2.0ncal.lu
Texans, S-.-itiS'.W rangers $.5043.40 feeders.
l.SiU&3.6u cows, Jl Ja..5 bulla, and tZMQSM
veal calves. ...
heep Market moderately active and prices
&UUc hiKhen quotations ranged at J.5"&
4.SI westerns, tn.7a&5.10 natives, and S3.5J
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 28c per
lb; dairi s. fancy, fresh. 23ijic; packing
stocks, fresh. 14'n.liic. Kyirs Kren candled
loss off, 22c perdoK; ice house ttock, l&lKi4e.
Live poultry old chickens, per lb.
spring, ft : roosters: 5c; mixed turkeys, tttluc;
ducks, mixed. ul ic: Kee e, f vrmi.j) perdox.
Potatoes Home grown. 4)wic i-r rack; W is-
ronsin and Michigan common, 2u&25c; good to
choice, 3k3:i3c per bu: sweet potates. Illinois,
tlJJ-'a.L60 ier bbl: Jerseys. iJ 12.75. Apples
Common. L2ifcl.V) per bbl: good. $1.762-011;
choice to fancy, $2.25&2.5U. Cranberries Cape
Cod, fancy, P.bWt.M per bbl; Jerseys, $4.7iA
Winners at Garfield Park.
CHICAGO, Nov. 12. The events at Gar
field park course yesterday were won as
follows: Remedy, '. 'mile, 1:25. Y: Jennie
S. 1 mile. mL Dock Wick. M mile.
Vortex, 1 miles, 2:l;; Churchill 1
Clark, 1 mile, lis.
Was It the Clerk or the Agent T
Hckox, S. D., Nov. 12. It is said that
the Joss to the government by the crook
edness at the Cheyenne agency will
amount - to f25.0O0. Agent Palmer de
clares his innocence and lays the blame
on Clerk Shoenfelt.
Conflagration at Aagusta, Ga.
AUGUSTA, Nov. 12. A disastrous fire
destroyed four big stores in this city
Wednesday morning, and the total lo
incurred is estimated at H2i,000. The in
surance is about one-third of tbst amount.
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