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From Sunday's Edition
Tho following matter on this page appeared |
n Sunday's edition. The reason for this repnb
ication is because onr regular mail rate of sab
-acription does not include the Sunday issue, and
comparatively few in the country care to pay
extra for the Sunday edition, which lies in the
St. Paul posto&ice and goes out in the same
mail with the Monday paper. The more im
portant news and other miscellaneous informa
tion, is, therefore, published on Monday for
he benefit of country subscribers who do not get
t ie Sunday Globe.
. Hut Operators Don't Know Which Way
The Cat will Jump— Provisions Unsteady
?Jut Looking . Downward— The Bears
Reign on Wail Street.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Jan. 19. —The past week haa
been one of unusual activity and weak
ness that has not been witnessed for
months. Stocks of grain have steadily
increased at all points, which, with the un
settled condition of affairs in the east, has
not only created a decidedly bearish feel
ing daily, but has increased it as the prices
became lower. The bears haye had an
harvest, and improved their opportunities,
and the majority of them have made more
money the past month than they ever ex
pected to in a year, which
makes them feel jubilant and
crow loudly. Among the most
prominent of the shorts who have been in
big luck are Jack Cudahy, whose profits
were put|down by those claiming to know
at $150,000; Dave Long, who always oper
ated in a quiet way through brokers and
who is noted for his happy disposition has
cleared $40,000; Comstock & Hobbs have
-cleared in the neighborhood of $75,000,
and J. M. Lane $50,000. The latter feels
so happy over a change of luck that he
has closed all his deals and gone south for
a month to rest.
Wheat was again active, with trading as
large as any day of the
week. The feeling was weak
opening with sales of May at (Js%@Q6%c.
About tbe same moment Roohe.Comstock,
Jr3ster and others bonght freely to cover
shorts, aad considerable was also taken by
them for an upturn for New York parties
•which sent prices up to 96%0, when Win.
Young & Co. and the local crowd in gener
al began ihe hammering process, and
prices went down in a hurry to 95% c,
which called out more buying by local
scalper!! who were adxioas to take theic
profits, and trading between 11
and 12 o'clock was chiefly in
evening up the market, standing
bet ween-95;£@ gGjjo. After 12 o'clock a
stronger undertone developed, and the con
tinued buying of L<s?ter and a lot of
broker* who gave up Holmes as their prin
cipal, and reports of increased exports
.from the seaboard, pat prices to 90i.<jO.
The news of the failure of Guion, of New
York, with heavy liabilities, increased the
offerings, asjevery rumor that can be of any
service in hammering the market wa3 made
the most of by the bears, and before the
close a reaotion to 960 occurred. The
wsakness continued until late in the after
noon on the curb, when rates were made at
85%@960. The decline of [email protected])£c since
Monday has made many strong but con
servative bears to cover their shorts and
begin to talk about it upturn for a change,
and it would not be surprising to see
one. The market has been so heavily over
3 old that any change for the better would
frighten timid shorts to covering so rapid
ly that they would make a bulge in spite
of themselves. Trading in privileges on
the curb were heavy at %@%o spread,
Ira Holmes being annong the most promi
nent traders.
•Corn'was active and unsettled, opened
at yesterday's close, declined %@%o on
free selling, including many lots held for
weak parties whose margins were out, and
others who were induced to unload beoause
of the decline in wheat and rumors
of financial embarrassments of
heavy New York houses. The decline
however, brought out large buyers from
among the shorts, who were disposed to
take their profits, Nat. Jones and N. B.
:earn being the most prominent among
this class. Large blocks were also taken
by Zendblem and Swartz and Dupee, said
to be for account of New York operators.
The appearance of these firms as buyers
brought in many small traders from
among the brokers, and prices were bid
up lc from the lowest prices. May, whioh
touched 56}<jO early in the day, sold up to
57}^o, when the most anxious
buyers were filled. The bidding was slow
and prices fell back to 06^0 and finally
closed at 51% c bid and sellers at 57)^0.
Additional room was taken to-day to load
on vessels for the purpose of making room
in the elevators. The weekly movement
show? an increase of 700,000 bushels in
receipts over shipments and the stock to
night in public and private elevators and
vessels in the river is estimated at 4,800,
--000 bushels. Those who are in a position
to know say that Schwartz & Dupee are
not out of their January oora, and that
their buying for May was to steady the
Crittenden & Harvey says: "Wheat has
averaged much unsettled, but the closing
prices aflp the same as yesterday and if
anything a shade stronger. The opening
was weak, but quickly rallied a few points,
and then on vigorous selling by local
parties, owing to reported failures in New
York, a decline of %q was created. At the
decline there was some good buying
helped along by some filling in of shorts
by local scalpers. The market
advanced sharply lo; subsequently
an easier feeling prevailed and
prices dropped down a point or two from
outside prices reached, and closed steady.
We can see nothing to attract buying ex
cept low prices, but believe, however, that
we shall soon reach a stopping point and
when we do this unwarranted deoline will
have a tendency to make the advance
more rapid and pronounced than the
present majority will relish.
Oats averaged dull and steady. Trad
ing was largely local and of a scalping na
ture. Prices held up splendidly, when all
.things are considered, closing steady."
Minor, Richards & Co. say: "Wheat
weak, with a disposition to sell,
which broke prices off %c, when all offer
ings were taken by the shorts, which ad
vanced the market nearly 10. Foreign
.and outside markets were very dull, and
offered but very little encouragement to
bay on. Corn was weak and lower early,
but the decline invited free buying for all
options on long and short account, which
advanced prices sharply about lc. There is
a very large short interest here, which is
becoming nervous. One prominent short
bought very freely to-day; also another
party who made large. profits on the last
advance. While we expect, eventually, to
see lower price 3, we incline to the belief
that we are on the eve of upturn, but
would ask our friends not to let it influ
ence them from obeyitijj the dictates of
their own judgment, as we are liable to be
mistaken. We have felt very bearish on
this cereal, and for thin reason we make
this full explanation."
Receipts of sheep to-day were light,
5,00 head; ? for the week, 2G,152. The mar
ket was dull, weak and lower with a num
ber carried over. Sales ranged at $3 @ 3.75
common, [email protected] for medium; [email protected]
5,25 for best.
Receipts of cattle to-day were 2,000
head; for the week, 42,359. Trading vf&3
fair for Saturday and all tha offerings w6re
sold at the close. Among the parchasers
were a number of shippers who bought the
best of ihe offerings at full previous prices.
Stockera at [email protected]; butchers'"stock,
$B [email protected] 25; shipping steers, [email protected]
for common to choice.
Receipts of hogs to-day were 10,000 head;
for the weak, 142,482. The offerings did not
exneed 20,000, and few p»cker3 bought
and the bulk of the sales wera to shipper?
and speculators end the feeling unsettled,
but prices averaged 10c higher. Shipping
and packing grades, |[email protected]; assorted
shippers, $6®6.25; common light, [email protected]
5.70; skips and culls, [email protected]
Provisions were without features of in
terest, trading being confined to brokers,
who in the absence' of outside orders
were trying to make com
missions by scalping on
fluctuations of 5c per barrel pork and 2%c
per 100 pounds on lard. Pork opened
weak, declined 5o at the opening, rallied
17)^0 on reports of small receipts of hogs,
which induced a few shorts to cover, but
trading was sluggish. Lard dull, and the
offerings were small and the demand in
proportion. There are no shipping orders
and nearly all the week's shipments went
out for account of holders who have to find
a better market in Europe. Short rib 3
were slow. Shippers were out of the
market, and trading, like pork and lard,
was restricted to brokers and confined
to futures. Other cured meats wera neg
lected. Brokers in the export trade cay
prioe3 in England and Scotland are cheap
er than here, and stocks in all leading
markets cf the United Kingdom large.
The packing since Nov. Ist shows a de
orease of 249,000 from the corresponding
time last year, or 1,596,000 so far this sea
son. But stocks of all descriptions of
products are muah larger, and like reports
are received from nearly all other western
packing points.
The proposition before con
gress to retaliate on France an!
Germanj has an unfavorable
effect just now on all classes of provisions,
the bulls bein;,( afraid to buy, fearing that
congress will fail to pass retaliatory meas
ures, as it would cause prices to deoline,
while the baarg, knowing its passage would
cane: r.n advanoe, are adverse to soiling,
and 'A^.en they do so they make haste to
cover on a small change in prices.
The supreme court of Illinois has ren
dered its second decision in the case of
Wright vs. the Chicago board of trade,
which grew out of the July wheat corner
in 1882. The decision at the rehearing
sustains the board, but says that the con
struction of the rules of the board should
be more explicit, and state exactly what
ground they are intended to cover. As the
case has been entirely closed, the board
will have no action to take at present in
regard to disciplining the members.
Chicago Financial.
Chicago, Jan. 19.—Daring the week there
has been a good supply of loan
able bonds and steady rates, earlier
borrowers in good standing experiencing
no difficulty in obtaining loins on the right kind
of security at [email protected] per cent. The principal ap
plicants have been board of trade men who are
carrying grain and provisions, and packers. The
trade of the city, although quiet, shows a great
improvement, and merchants report collections
better. Deposits increased and the currency
movement has been in fav»r of the city. East
ern exchange between city banks has been at
63c premium per $1,000. Bank clearings to
day, 17,569,181; for the week they run to $48,
--190,380 against $46,166,482, the corresponding
week last year. The clearings of the board of
trade clearing house were $3,819,835, and the
blances $1,091,596. The Pullman Palace Car
company have just declared a quarterly dividend
of $2 per share, payable to the stockholders of
record at the close of business February 1.
The earnings of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore &
Western railway, for first week in January, wore:
1884, $18,888; 1883, $12,831; increase, $454.
For the s?cond week, $16,300; 1883, $17,577;
decrease, $1,277.
|Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yobk, Jan. 19—The bears have had
another field day. The market sold easily
and quietly until noon, wheu it seemed to
show a disposition to rally, and was
stronger all round. About this time the
announcement was made of the assign
ment of Mr. Guion, of the Williams &
Guion steamship line, wLo is supposed to
have lo3t heavily in speculation, and the
market weakened and closed feverish and
weak without any rally. Transactions
were very heavy in St. Paul, and it
W3s very heavy throughout the day
The other grangers were better supported.
There wa3 a large baying in Western
Union at 73 by the Gould brokers, and it
was pretty well supported through to-day.
Manitoba was very weak in the afternoon.
West Shore bonds wera strong all day.
Vanderbilt brokers bought 10,000 shares,
which haye been delivered and taken out
of the street. Canada Pacific loaned at a
premium. The market is artificially sus
tained, and the big men of tho street are
doing their best to out each other's
throats. Chicago & Alton earnings
the second week of January increased
$5,800. Application has been made to put
Denver into the hands of a receiver. Os
born sold St. Paul on the market this after
A glance over the stock market to-day
shows that when we characterized the
boom of yesterday as artificial it was put
ting it mildly, to say the least. Such a
complete petering out has seldom bees
witnessed. It begins to look as though
there was no power on the throne or even
behind it to sustain it. Northern
Pacific preferred, which continues co
largely oversold that a small
premium has been paid for its use, broke
from last evening's figures 2 per cent,
without a rally. St. Paul and Northwest
era was disposed of by its friends and was
especially weak. Vanderbilt properties
were feeble. There was not a strong spot
visible anywhere. It appeared as though
the combination had decided to let things
down easily, and if possible avoid a crash.
Manitoba acted as though it had paid its
last big dividend, and dropped from 9G^{
to 88>£ at 2 Per cent. Take it all in all it
ha 3 been a sad day for those who hold
stocks. There were few buyers at the
finiah. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy was
scarce and loaned at 1-64.
Tha Philadelphians Honor ■ Themselves
and the Speaker by Giving Him a Ban
quet— One of the Most Brilliant Assem
blages of the Season.
Philadelphia, Jan. 19. —The reception
to Speaker Carlisle at the Commonwealth
club to-night is attended by over 700 gen
tlemen, comprising the most prominent
Democratic statesmen and politicians of
Pennsylvania and the country at large.
He was accompanied by ex Speaker Ran
dall, Chairman Morrison, of the committee
of ways and means, and War Governor
Curtm, of Pennsylvania. The speaker ar
rived in the city on Friday evening, and
took up his quarters at the Lafayette ho
tel. For the purpose of acquainting the
distinguished guest with the extent of
Philadelphia's manufa2turfr3 a committee
of the citizens, consisting of Col. Bane?,
P. A. Keller, David W. sellers. Col. Dech
ert and Clsuafent R. Wainwright, conducted
him through a number of tha lar^e manu
facturing establishments of the city. Con
gressman Morrisoa was one of tho party.
They visited the mills ef Thomas Dolan,
Baldwin's Locomotive worka and Dob=on's
Carpet mills, within the Philatlelpkia lim
its, and then took a train for Morristown,
vhere they visited Seller's Iron work 3. The
speaker was greatly impressed with the
magnitude of the establishment which be
visited, and expressed himself
as well pleased with the
cordiality with which his many
hosts received him. On returning to the
city the Washington party proceeded to the
Lafayette hotel and sat down to a dinsfcr
tendered them by Brinton C»xe, president
of the Commonwealth club. There were
but fourteen gentlemen present, including
the managers of the Commonwealth club;
and the affair was altogether informal and
devoid of speech making. The menu was
especially fine. Before leaving the table
the diners exchanged autographs,
the names on each list con
sisting of the following: J. G. Car
lisle, Brinton Coxe, W. R. Morrison,
P. A. Keller, John Hu^gard, P. Lacey
Goddard, James Gay Gordon, Samuel J.
Randall, Clement R. Wainwright, A. G.
Curtin, George F. Lee, David W. Sellers?,
Robert P. Dechert, W. S. Thomas. Juat
before 9 o'clock the gentlemen left the
Lafayette hotel and repaired 10 the Com
monwealth club house, wh6re several
hundred guests had already assembled.
The reception proved to be one of the
most important social events of the sea
son. Nearly all the prominent men of the
Democracy were there, representing every
branch of professional and commercial life.
From 9 o'cleck in the evening until after
midnight a cotstaat stream of visitors
were coming and going, and no one missed
a presentation to the Kentucky congress
man. There wao much interest manifested
in the meeting of Speaker Carlisle and
Governor Pattison, of Pennsylvania, who
arrived abcut 10. They were introduced
by Col. Robert P. Dechert, who, -with
Wainwright, stood at the speaker's side
during the evening. Curliale measured
the youthful governor from top to toe, and
then remarked: *'You don't get down
our way often, governor," to
which Governor Pattison made a
negative response, and saying something
about his executive duties requiring the
most of his time at the state oapitol, and
then made room for others, who were
waiting to shake hands with the guests.
Several little coteries were organized in the
oourse of the evening, with Governor
Abbett, ef New Jersey. Six New York
congressmen, Spriggs, Belmont, Bagley,
Stevens and Hutohias. Andrew G. Curtin,
and ex-Speaker Qandall, and W. N. Hensel,
chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic
state committee, as the central figures of
each. Contrary to general expectations,
Speaker Carlisle, during his visit to the city,
retained entirely from any reference to the
subject of the tariff and free trade. Car
lisle held a levee at the Lafayette hotel
this afternoon, at which were many ladies
prominent in Philadelphia social circles,
who extended their congratulations to the
"first lady of the land." Among those who
paid thoir respeots to Mrs. Carlisle were
the Rt. £cv. Wm. Baoon Stevens, bishop of
the Prosfestant Episcopal church, of Eas
ton, Pa., and Mrs. Stevens. An invitation
was extended to Mrs. Carlisle to attend a
reception this evening at the residence of
Mrs. Coppee Mitchell, whioh she was
forced to decline owing to other engage
The assemblage was exclusively Demo
cratic, for the obvious purpose of making
the speaker feel perfectly at home, and he
contributed his personal effort to make the
event a purely social one by avoiding any
expression concerning the prevailing
topic of & protective tariff. Among gen
tlemen who attended the reception, be
sides those mentioned above, were Attor
ney General Cassidy, Pennsylvania;
Major James Simmons, speaker
of the house of representatives,
South Carolina; Commodore Lowe, U. S.
N.; Justices Clark and Trinkey, of the
supreme court of Pennsylvania; ex-Assist
ant United States District Attorney W. W.
Ker, framer of the star route indictment;
Congressmen Follet, Hill and Seney, of
Ohio; Farrell, of New Jersey; Boyle,
Elliott and Mutohler, of Pennsylvania, and
President John Campbell, Uoited Catholic
T. A. B. society.
Liberal Offer.
Cincinnati, 0., Jan. 19. —Nicholas Long
worth, son of the late Joseph Longworth,
has tendered to the Cincinnati University
for the use of the school of design, prop
erty now producing $15,000 annual income
provided the school with the endowments
hitherto made for it by his father, will be
transferred to a board of trustees of the
Cincinnati museum. The entire amount
of property included in the endowment is
from one to two hundred thousand dollars.
The ooard of directors of the university
refused to make this transfer, when the
same offer was made by Joseph Longworth,
but it is said now that their objections
are removed and that the transfer will be
Going for the Grand Jury. .
Chicago, Jan. 19.—The officers of the
Citizens' league, an association whose ob
ject is the suppression of the sale of spir
ituous liquors to minors, have outlined an
assault on the grand jury by challenging
the right of a number of saloon-keepers
who are members to serve on the panel.
This has oooasioneda sort of an open war
with the liquor dealers of the city, who
have called a mass meeting for next Tues
day night to define their position. The
Citizens' league makes the claim that the
grand jury has been made no heretofore
with the sole view of defeating any in
dictment sought to be made against
Caibo, Jan. 19.—Gen. Gordon goes to
Khartoum with full power to make the best
arrangement possible, and settle affairs in
Fuither Details of the Ims of tho
Cityof Colamlms.
The Ghastly Sights as Seen When the
Decks Broke up.
The Train That Carried the Survivors
to Boston met by Hundreds of
Anxious Friends*
A Camber of tie Bead Picked up Ter
ribly Mangled and Braised.
A Steamer Passes, Plainly Seen, but
Takes no Notice of the Sufferers
in the Rigging.
Boston, Jan. 19.—A dispatch from j
Capt. S. E. Wright, says, the wreck of the
City of ColumbM is a . mile and a half
from shore. The bow is out of water,
while the stern lies in about four fathoms,
and the upper works are gone. If the
weather moderates it may be possible to
save some part of the vessel. Mr. Nicker
aon, president of the company, left Boa
ton at 3 this morning on a special train for
New Bedford, and will look after the saved
and take charge of the bodies of the
drowned A dispatch from Woods Hole
states that Captain Wright has become
violently insano. The tug Storm King
and the revenue cutter Dexter are storm
bound, the former tit Woods Hole, and the
latter at New Bedford. A driving snow
storm prevails, and the weather 13 very
Boston, Jan, 19. —Fifteen sarvivore from
the wreck of the City of Columbus arrived
this morning from New Bedford, many of
tb«na in a pitiable condition and some too
dazed to give an intelligent account of the
wr«ok. •.» .
W. Fairbanks Gorham, Maine, says he
was in his berth in the steerage, but awake
and somewhat uneasy, when the accident
occurred. He is of the opinion that the
steamer struck on the rocks several times
before she came upon them finally, He
noted three successive ehooks, and thought
it might be that the high gea was hurling
the ice against her side. When the steam
er was jammed upon the rocks the water
rushed into the steerage and he scrambled
out, taking the greater part of his cloth
ing. As the vessel filled she keeled over,
and he got into the rigging where he clung
for hoars, with thas->a breaking over him
at frequent intervals. At one time some
of the rigging gave away and fell upon
him, and he received a blow across the
forehe*d which stunned him and another
in the chesr,bat his fingers were then
and he w^b not swept off. Ha attributes
his safety to tiis rubser ooat the skirts of
which he had tied around him and thus
kept his clothing dry. Many more, he
thinks, could have geen Bayed but for the
high sea running, as the boats could not
approach the wre^k. When his turn came,
he jumped Lat > tbe ragiog water,and after
reaching tbe surface he was swept within
reach of b*e rescuers. He saw two who
made the perilous leap overboard,
and he believes that many met the same
fate. Before a rescue was attempted, a
single boat with several Indians in it,cam«
from the head,ant they could not approach
the wreck. They were engaged in picking
up floating in.H-ter. While he was in the
rigging the pilot told him that be had fix»d
the course of the vessel and fastened the
wheel, and as he was very cold he went to
the smoke stack to warm himself.
He remained there twenty
minutes, and when he returned to his post
he found that the ship had veered around.
When he ascertained the vessel was among
the rocks and it was probably impossible
to save her, he put her right on shore, and
ran her as high as he could, with the result,
that although sh« drew seventeen feet of
water, her fore foot was in eleven feet.
Fairbanks is of the opinion that many of
the passengers did not leave their cabins
until their bodies were
whioh soon tore off the after part of the
deck and carried out the bodies, the furni
ture and the baggage before the eyes of
the horrified survivors. Jisiagi was in the
rigging with him, and he perished before
aid oame to hand. Not a woman or child
wa3 seen by him alive after the vessel went
aahore. He thinks that Merton, of the Bos
ton Globe, did not succeed in gaining tha
H. Wiedman, of Lawrence, who was in
his berth in the cabin state room, was
awakened by the first shoo , and aroused
his companion Frederick M. Sargent, of
Merrimao, who was lost. The vessel had
then toppled over. He reached the main
rigging with great difficulty. He tells of
the sweeping away
of those in the riggin&r, as the oold caused
them to lose their hold, or the waves tore
the rigging from their grasp. When he
was leaving the cabin he saw one gentle
man keeping a lady and two boys in the
stateroom. None of this party was seen
afterward, the cabin and all in it
being overwhelmed in the sea.
Net Bsdbobd, Jan. 19.—The early train
from Boston this morning was heavily
laden with the relatives and friends of the
victims in the City of Columbus disaster.
But little information could be gained
here regarding tne individual victims, and
they have since been wandering too
and fro along the wharfs, importuning all
they meet about the wreck.
The revenue cutter Dexter sailed with
the tug Nellie for the wreck and to search
for the bodies. All the bodies brought
here on the Dexter have been identified,
except one. The Dexter returns this after
noon, and until then no further informa
tion can be obtained from the wreck. All
the tugs here have gone to Gayhead.
F A. Phillips, first assistant engineer in
the City of Columbus, states, "when we
struck, Morrison, the chief engineer ex
claimed,'the vessel's ashore.' We shut
down right off and the ship backed off.
Then we got the bells to go ahead, and
ehe drove right on to the reef
again. It did cot seem ten minutes be
fore she sank. I had just time to get a
life preserver. The boat was outside the
buoy, but there was
About [forty men then took refuge
in tha riggiag, where they remained until
I*4o a. m., when tke life boat put »ff
from Gayhead and to»k away aavaral pas
teajare, one of whom died soon after
wards. Shortly after noonjanother life
boat put off to the distresaed vessel, and im
the meanwhile ihe revenue cutter, Dexter,
came along, a»d aer.t two boats, which
took tweaty-one men from the wreck and
placed them aboard the Dexter, four of
whom died afterwards.
The total number of persons saved is
twenty-three, and five dead bodies have
been recovered. Seventeen of the saved
and four of tbe dead ware brought here,
and six sapposedto ba dying and oae dead
are at Gayhead. Of ihe d«ad two are iden
tified as Hellen Brooks, Norlhboro, Mass.,
aad G. Frad Chandler, Hjde Park. An
other is the man, sappowd from the card
in hia pocket.Jio be one of the firm of C.
Richardson i Co., Clinton market, Boston.
It is &ot knows who were in ihe boats th&t
got away from tha ship. One-third of the
pasiftogers w«re
not one of whom, so far as known, were
saved. A young man named Sargent, of
Msrrimack, was knocked off the nj:gi»ar
by a falling spar and lost.
The steamship had a moderate cargo of
miscellaneous freight ami the wreck lies
100 yards inside the Devil's bridge buoy.
j»h:i xaddbn,
a sailor, said, ';When I game on deck I
heard either the oaptain or mate, I don't
know which, say, 'Wa shall loae the poor
ship, but don't be alarmed; we will ba
saved.' Then there was a ruih for the
boats. They were all cut adrift, but five
of tham broke atonce and the other one
got off with four men on board whom I
think were sailors. I made for the main
rigging with the engineer and first assist
ant, and got on the top after house on the
top of which was the raft. The weight
broke the roof of the house. Then we
•hoved the raft into the water and Phillips,
the first assistant aad myaelf got oa board,
but I was afraid we would get w.".--had off,
aud so lof (it and went back to the mast
after house. It did not stnnd fifteen
mimutfcs. Billy Murray, Mike Day, one of
the passengers, the chief engineer and
mate stayed on the raft. PhiUi r**old
tham it was broken nn<i tfc*? •->»-#• Id gat
off, but they stayed on. I did not see
tham afterwards. We clung to tbe ringing
eight or nine hours, I guess. Every onoe
in a while a man would get numbed and
drop off dead. When the cutter came up I
jumped into ths water, but got foul of a
pieoe of wreck, which held me under wa
ter till I thought I was done for, but man
aged to get loose and swam for the boat.
I was juet sinking when some one seised
my hands and pulled me on board. Two
of my ribs are broken.
thos. o'leaby,
fireman, stated he saw two boats filled with
people dropped into the water, but he
knew none of them had plugs in their bot
toms, and no one seemed to know they
were thu3. He got into the rigging and
after suffering fearfully for eleven hours, a
rescuing p?,rty in a boat took him off.
Only those who oould swim had much
ohance of being caved. Two boys were
amon^ tbe survivors, George W. and Her
bert VV. Farnsvyoth, 12 and 17 years, of
Townsend, Mass.
Other survivors in their statements, say:
It was very dark when the steamer struck,
and the vessel remained upright, drifting
backward while the passengers crowded on
deck. After drifting several lengths the
vessel lurched and the sea swept every
thing. The Farneworth boys climbed in
to the rigging and were saved through the
energy of John White, a seaman. Sur
vivors saw one boat containing seven sea
men upset. The sea soon demolished the
boat, and it was fearful the way
Some rushed on deck with their husbands,
and ar> the full force of the storm broke
upon ti.r-'H and realizing that all was lost,
they threw their arms around their hus
bauda' necks and bade them good bye. A
few uioiiitmts latter they were swept over
board. A. mother, with her child
held tight in her arms, was
borno away by the waves
almost btiore she reaohed the deck. Not
a woman reaohed the rigging, and the
majority were washed overboard by the
waves, a number were probably smothered
in their berths. After the v«ssel struck,
the quf.r c rmaster came and said the
steamer was making water. He then got
all the bouts ready, but the ship listed, and
all who oould got on the starboard
side. Siine were washed from the port
side into the sea. In five minutes the
ship righ'ed and sunk. From the time
she struck until she listed was fifteen
On the arrival at Boston of the special
N#w Bedford train, 500 people were at the
depot, and immediately surrounded the
fifteen survivors of the wreck.
All bore the marks of this struggle for
life. Hardly one had a complete
suit of clothing on, and the most cheerful
of all in appearance were the Farnaworth
boyp, who appeared not to have suffered
eevorelj from tha exposure, and who were
neatly clad in clothing,furnished by the citi
zens of New Bedford. The survivors were
placed in carriages and driven to the office
of the stsamship company. Here men
and women hastily scanned each fase, but
thbir friends were not amoag the rescued.
Anxious relatives and friends soon came
in but few met their husbands, fathers and
devil's beidge
is formed like a Shepherd's crook. It be
gins near the shore, just north of the
light and runs westerly about half a mile,
and then extends in a
northerly direction a few hundred yards
further, a buoy marking the outside reef,
whijh is distant about a quarter of a mile
from the west end. The reef is not over
three-quarters of a mile from the shore.
It is not u^ual for steamers bound from
Bobiou for port^ as far south as Savannah,
to taae the course pursued by the Colum
bus. They generally sail south of Nan
tucket, giving the dangerous shoals ex
tending tirtv miles south of that is
land a wide berth. It seems probable that
Captain Wright, in laying his course for
the ocean, departed from the usual course
too soon, and steering a relatively north
west course, which brought him inside the
buoy, making the outside of the Devil's
Bridge, and consequently full upon the
Edward Sprapue Rand, who, with his
wife, was lost, svas one of the oldest and
best known conveyancers of Suffolk coun
ty. Rand wa3 nearly seventy-five years
of age, and was & graduate of Harvard in
1828. Oscar lasij^i, consul general for
Turkey for the last seven years, and treas
urer of the Vn.ssH;boro woolen mills, was
thirty-eight years of age. Mr. and Mrs.
Wright, of Lynn, are among the lost. Mr.
Wright was a brother of 001. Carrol D.
Wright, chief of the bureau of statistics
and labor, and one of the best known men
in Lynn. Dr. Horace C. Bartlett, Lyn
don, Vt., and wife were going to Florida
on account of Mrs Bartlett's health. Dr.
Bartlett is a son of ex Congressman Thos.
Bartlett, and about fifty years of age. Mrs.
Dwight B. Rich, of Boston, whose name
does not appear on the passenger list beS
oause she war making the voyage as the
guest of the c iptain, was among the lost.
She was about sixty years of age and leave*
five children.
AJIOTHZS H>cmriu> .
Hvm Bdtobd, Jan. 19.—Another of the
bodies brosghthare by the Dexter isidss
fied ai F. K. Hale, produce dealer, of Bos
ton. Hot one women o* the steamer waa I
laved, and only one of the bodies thus far
has been recovered). The direction of the
wind was off shore and tUe vessel must
have steered close to the ledges and hiv.
been overcome by the foroe of the gala
and reached the place of the wreck.
a lady's boot totthd.
Woodhull, Jan. 19. —The body of a lady
about forty-five years of age was foaDd at
Cedar Tree neck, Vineyard haven, to-day,
from the wreck of ih* City of Columbus.
Boston, Jan. 19.— Capt. Wright was
shown the statement of F. W. Fairbanks
that the pilot of the City of Cciumbus told
him ha had lashed the wheel and went to
warm himself by the smoka stack, and bo
ing absent fifteen or twenty minutes. The
•aptein said at the time of the disaster- the
ssooad affioer w»s in charge of the ship.
He wm in the pilot honse and superintend
ing the Btoericfi of the steamer, whioh was
don* by the quartermaster. The pilot
house was heated by steam and was very
warm, and there was no isoeseity of lent
ing to get warm. No person bat the
officer in charge could change the course of
the stesmer, and there was to atiocnpt
made after she struck to drive her fntther
ox. the rocks.
The Herlad?* Woodsh&l! special sajs, the
steam tug, Storm Ki&f, left here this
morning in a driving snow sicrm io visit
the scene of the wreck of the City of
Columbus- She returned at 4 this after
noon. Captain McDonald reports that
he went close to the wreck. The wind was
from the northeast, iiod it was compara
tivtly smooth. Th© steamer appeared to
be hucg on the rocks by the bow. Most
of the hall was under water. All tho deck
houses were gone, and tho cargo was
washed oat. No bodies were seen. The
weather becoming thiok, he was obliged
to leave her. Great quantities of wreck
age has drifted ashore ..along the Sound.
Capt. Wright says, he gave the course for
the vessel to second offloar when off Tar
paulin cove, which should have taken her
well clear of every obstruction : he thinks
the officer must have al
tered her course to tho southward.
The tng Nellie arrived this evening from the
scone of the wreck, bringing five bodies, one
of which is supposed to bo that of Morton, of
the Boston Globe. The bodie* wero frozen stiff,
and tho arjas of each were stiffened in positiciiH,
indicating that the victims Lad died whils
clingirg t« the -wreckage. One of the bodies
picked up by the Nellio was that of a well
dressed woman, about twenty-two years of age.
A package of Jewelry and a email sum of money
foutid in her dress, bat nothing to show who
she was. Another was that (.fa woman of forty
droased only in her night clothoa. Tho others
were of men, and one supposed to be a seaman.
Nearly all the bodies were found in a line, due
east from the Devil's back ledge, where two cur
rents formed »D eddy and kept the bodies float
ing around within a radius of a mile and a half.
Owing to the heavy 6«a, great difficulty was ox
perienced in getting the bodies aboard tho tu,f.
Captain Hart reports seeing bodies which it was
impossible to recover, owing to the £.ilo and
thick snow. In the lap of tliu younger womaa
Nearly all the bodies Ltul on life preservers,
awl were floating on thoir hacks. Tho faces of
the live victims were badiy cat and disfigured.
Captain Hart reports that when oft" Gayhead the
llfjlit; boat put of Gayhend, manned by two men,
who reported tluit ten survivors in all had land
ed there, one of whom died yesterday, making
two that have died ft'lK'Tig those previously re
pented as having landed there. The medical
examiner's investigation has resulted in the
identification of all but one of
the five bodies. Tliat of Morton
recognized by a relation, another pro Ted to be
E. May, of Boston, the older lady was recog
nized as Miss Beach, whose residence is an
known, and the snpposed eenman proves to be
Richnrd W. Snllivan, a waiter on the steamer.
The young woman has not been identified. It is
rumored that the steamer Hunter has picked up
a large number of bodies. The Dexter has not
arrived hero, and it is believed that she will re
main at Woodshall overnight.
Capt. T. It. Hnmnond, of Goldsboro, Mo.,
a survivor, states, between soren and eight on
Friday morning, the steaaier Glaucus paused to
the westward of the wreck but took not the
slightest notice of the terrible tragedy whioh
was enacting so near. He sayi, from his out
look in the rigging of the Ci»y of Columbms, h»
could have distinctly seen a man standing
against the house of the passing steamer, and
cannot conceive how ehe could overlook the
crowd of human beings in the rigging of tk»
wrecked vessel. The mate of the Glaucus in
Naw York states that the; Columbus having tak
en a southerly course, and Glaucus the northern,
the latter passed the wreck at a considerable
distance eight or ten niles. At the time the
wreck was sighted by the Glancus, there wero
forty human beings in the rigging, but the mate
avers that he concluded the wrecked steamer
was on a reef, b t after a preioaged scrutiny
through the glass he could discover no evidence
of any human being.
■Viniyabd Haven, Mass., Jan. 19.—The
United States «toan>er, Bpoedwell, reports on
way from Woodshall to Gay head, a number »f
dead bodies were passed, and also a large
amount of wreckage. She picked up the body
of W. W. Wright, of Lyna, and tiio.-o of tw»
other men and a boy.
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 19.—The news of
the wreck of the City of Columbas, and the
terrible loss of life, was received with pro
found sorrow in the city. No Savannah
people were on board.
Another list of the saved includes Rod
erick McDonald, and Thomas Batter, fire
man, and Learey, a seaman, besides
those already named on board of the reve
nne cutter Dexter.
Lawbenoe, Mass., Jan. 19—The follow
ing passengers on the steamer City of
Columbus,belonged here: Henry L. Dan
iels an d mother, G. Hines, James Brown,
John Walker, James Fawcett, Henry L.
Batoheldor and wife, and all were lost
except Weideman, who was saved
Fitchbubg, Mass., Jan. 19.—George H.
Kellogg, of this city, and Capt. Levi Law
rence, of Ashly, are among the mis3ing
passengers of the City of Columbus. Kel
logg was a councilman and for many
years chairman of the Democratic senate
committee. Lawrence wa3 captain of the
Fifty-seventh Massachusetts regiment.
Havbehill, Mass., Jan. 19. —Rev. R. C.
Rand was lost on the City of Columbus.
He was rector of Trinity church here, and
was just starting on his vacation, with his
wife, daughter, father and mother, who
also perished.
Woods Hall, Jan. 19. —No communica
tion whatever with Gayhead this morning.
Criticising the Government.
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 19, —In the house of
commons Hon. E. Blake, leader of the op
position, in criticising the government's
policy, as indicated in the speech from the
throne, said, the part that Canada had
taken in the London fishery exhibition
was barren of results, and the money
would have been spent to better advantage
in conolnding a workable fishery treaty
with the United States.
"Bo«ghoa Bate." Clear oat rats, mice,
rsashes, bed-bogs, flies, ants males,chipmonka,
opkers. 15e.
HU Dismissal of a Steß«grapher to Maho
PMee for His Nephew Onrinc tho K.«c«ss
-A tUr*-l*<;*il Ple«« el ItM«t»lity- »rl
• *» Capital Notes.
(Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Washinotok, Jan. 10.— Some weeks ago
a resolution was introduced in the hoase
proposing to give a month** extra pay out
of the contingent fund of the house to
employes who were discharged at the
desa of the session last March. The ac
tivity of ex Speaker Keifer in support of
the resolution recalled to the mind* of
■embers who were in the forty-seventh
congress the fact that one of the last of
ficial acts of Mr. Keifer as speaker
was the appointment of his
nopkew as one ' of the official
stenographers in place of the man who had
served during the session. The resolution
was referred to the committee on accounts,
with instructions to ascertain whether any
persons had been discharged after serving
duriag the pension and others appointed in
their places. A enb-committoe of the
committee on accounts began the investi
gation to-day by interrogating Mr. Keifer.
Ha coolly told them that he knew of no
cases of the kind referred to
in the resolution. He said
Mr. Tyson resigned his plaoo
as official stenographer on the 3d of
March, and he appointed his nephew, Mr.
Games, to fill the vacanoy. He thought
Games was a competent stenographer, and
his relationship to him ought not to bar
him from the appointment when passed by
the commission. Mr. Keifer said he could
not remember whether he demanded the
resignation of Tyson or no*. He half con
fessed that he did remember that there was
Borne trouble about the matter, but said
son resigned, in pursuance
of an understanding when
he was appointed that he would give up
the place to Games. The committee tried
to look serious when asked to believe that
a man with a dependent family and with
out resources voluntarily surrendered a
$5,000 salary just at the beginning of a
period of nine months when he would
have nothing to do but draw about $4'_'O a
month. Mr. Keifer went on to say that
his nephew had done a vast amount of
work as his secretary during the session,
taking down and writing out as many as
100 letters some days, and drawing a
salary of only $1,600. He said that while
it was distinctly understood with Tyson
that he was to resign, he was allowed to
hold the place until March 3rd, no that
he might have a ciaim to the one rconlh'a
extra pay which the house is in the habit
of giving employes.
Mr. Ke I a good
bitterness towards newspaper
resrondence who had exposed his i
tißm and arbitrary bxercises of pon
the last hours of his possession ol
speakership, and inoidently chargt
he was hounded by a,
clique of correspondents who
were offended because ho defeated
a bill which they had tried to lobby
through congress. The committee took
no notice of the remark, bat the Qiobi
correspondent called on Mr. Keifer and in
quired what bill and what newspaper he
referred to. He replied: "Oh, well, I
don't care to go into the matter. You aro
not one of them, but I have letters that
passed between them and me, and while I
do not wish to stir up a war, I will publish
the correspondence in proof of what I say,
if it should become neces
sary." The committee will summon Mr.
Tyson if he can be found, and it is expect
ed he will testify that Mr. Keifer demand
ed his resignation, and when he protested
against removal he blustered and used
such language that he was obliged to sur
render the ;)laoe on the very day before
the long holiday was to commence, and
that the ex-speaker's nephew promptly be
gan to enjoy the holiday and the fat sal
ary, which he still continues to draw. The
committee has also discovered that in
April Book-Keeper Brownlow removed a
colored emyloye named Hall, and ap
pointed a friend who drew
the salary of $60 a month from
that time to the beginning of the session
of this congress, when the negro was re
instated. This is Hall's statement. He
also says that Brownsiow's friend never
came near the capitol, bat sent him §20 a
month for doing the work.
| Western Associated Press. ]
Washington, Jan. l'J. —The honae com
mittee on Pacific railronda will aoon report
a bill compelling all the land grant roada
to pay the cost of surveying and selecting
lands as aid 3 given for construction.
The friends of the Mexican treaty assert
that it i 3 not dead and that a claussTimit
ing the time for its ratification will not
stand in the way of its reconsideration.
In Bhort, that difficulty is said to be al
ready provided for by an understanding
with the Mexican authorities, and the rati
fication of the treaty even after
the expiration of the time
provided for it will be aocepted
by the Mexicans. Several of the senators
who had voted for the ratification had not
made up their minds to do so until just be
fore the vote was taken. Since it requires
only a change of one vote to ratiiy the
treaty its friends are very hopeful of vic
tory at last. Action on Morgan's motion
to reconsider the treaty may be delayed
for some days.
The president has approved of the aot
for making an appropriation of $1,000,000
for continuing the improvement of the
Mississippi river.
Representative Keifer appeared before
Dock6ry and Brewer, the sub-committee of
the committee on accor.ats, to-day, in re
gard to the appointment of his nephew,
B. P. Game?, as stenographer to the
house committee the day before the ad
journment of the Forty-seveDth congress.
In answer to a question by Dockery,
whether the resignation of Tyson as steno
grapher to the house committee had been
demanded, Keifer aaid he did know, but
added that perhaps it had been talked
about. He said the resignation of Ty
son was really in pursuance of the under
standing had at the time he was appointed,
but afterwards, however, Tyson asked that
he might be allowed to remain until the
session, bo as to receive an extra
month's pay, and Keifer consented. In
point of fact, Keifer said Games, his
nephew, who succeeded Tyson, had done
more work during the session than Tyson
had. He further said his nephew per
formed no services during the recess of
congress. Keifer referred to the "attaoks
made upon him by the newspapers," say
ing, "the attaoke instigated by oertain cor
respondents because ha opposed the bill
they wanted to lobby through the house."
He did not give the names of the corres
pondents, or specify the bill they desired
to pat through.

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