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GENERAL fJfJ t o NIGHT
SPORTING NEWS
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PRICE ONE CENT NEW YORK SATURDAY JANUARY 17 1903 PRICE ONE CEWTJ t
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I HOW THE BELATED STEAM HIP ST LOUIS CAME UP THE BAY
m WARMLY GREETED BY CHEERING CROWDS DRAWN BY BIEDERMAN
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r EXPLOSION i
i ON WARSHIP
j KILLS FIVE
> Two Men Will Probably Die
If as the Result of an Ac
r r dderitf in the Eight Inch
I Turret of Massachusetts
I
INJURIES FOR TWO MORE
AN JUAN Porto Rico Jan 17Flve
n were killed and four others were
I j i uuntler two pt them probably fatally
O ly the explosion of a powder charge of
411 gght Inch sun on board the United
> itate < < battleship Massachusetts while
nt target practice off Culebra Island
Detalli of the explosion were obtained
when the Massachusetts arrived here to
day The explosion occurred In the star
board after eightInch turret shortly be
fore noon yesterday and was due to the
accidental discharge of a percussion
primer while the breech of the gun
was open
The full charge exploded In the tur
ret and killed or Injured all the crew
of the gun numbering nine men En
I sign Ward K Wortman who was In
I charge of the turret escaped all Injury
though he was steading near the scene
of the explosion
llagnlflccnt discipline was Immediately
shown by the officers and crew of the
battleship CapL Harry Lee command
tag the marine guard of the vessel and
Ensign Clarence A Abele Immediately
flooded the turret with water ani
JUeut Charles F Hughes and Gunner
Kuhlweln went below to the magazine
pkldng up powder charges and pro
vented further explosions while Lleut
William C Cole and Gun Captain Sons
man entered the turret and withdrew
the charge from the other gun whose
breeoh woo open
The survivors of the guns crew when
rescued were burned mutilated and
lt nearly dead One man whose clothing
4L was on flre jumped overboard
The Dead
I 1C J PLATT S63 Eighth street Troy
h NT I
S MAUNOWBIU SiU Ontario ave
t nue Chicago 111
IV r H LOESBER 313 Cast Eightysixth
street New York
> ANDREW HBNDRIKBON Norway
lL RULE Walnut mil Cincinnati
Tint Injured
Ar N DAS3ETT Durham N C
J Fituburg O 1 ATTmSON H Hobo street
Vr A SClfERT fit Cleveland avenue
i CbJcaco
A a TACKE 1lWaml street St
Louis
Its realized her that It will be very
difficult for the board referred to In
Admiral lilgglnsoni despatch to ascer
tain the cause of tho explosion tor from
the heavy casualty list it Is surmised
that the entire turret crew was either
klfijd or disabled
The 8lnch WIll ore next In slse below
b1M
the Ulnch turret guns ctarrieedsby this
battleship and Just above the rapid
flit titan limit so their charges were not
contained in fixed metallic cases and
tb eowder was put up in canvas ba
It Is conjectured that by some means
one of these bags came In contact with
a blot of burning waste from the pre
ceding charge while the ammunition
nag betas hoisted or In tho breech of the
run The regulations require that the
powder ban referred to should be conveyed
veyed from the maxaxlnctf to the breech
of the snin In a canlike metal recep
tacle Intended to ard against Just this
kind of an accident
Th Ut words pf all the men taken
from tine turret In a dying condition
Wfe Pra t 1Ithjt ame
T dM B jr duty lAve to home
Tft coolness and discipline of the of
fleer and men were a credit to tho
Lt navy In 1 + r ban a minute three
1 streeyi of waier rera pouring Into the
n Ky dart the abargo IA the
tIE IRRCh JPIIt frow exploding
t I tblJ1a f µ tlet 0 sett
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MICE run THE
FIELD TRIAL
ONLY CANDY
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Mrs Cummings Who Plan
ned the Kitten vs I
Mouse 1 Contest Lets
the Cat Out of the Bag
WAS HOAXING ALL THE TIME
Special to Tae Erenloc World >
STAMFORD Conn Jan 17The cat Is
out of the bag and so are the mice
The Connecticut Cat Club has hoaxed
the whole United States
Mayors have fulminated humane so
cieties the country over have resoluted
with horror grave editors have de
livered themselves of editorials on the
degeneracy of the fair sex and there
has been no end of trouble because It
was announced that the Cat Club
women were going to collect 1000 mice
and have them killed by kittens for the
benefit of those who desired to look
upon tho spectacle
Now comes Mrs Homer B Cummings I
President of the club who has been
having fun with Maor Leeds for a i
I
week past with the announcement that
she has been fooling him all along I
U Is true she declares solemnly I
that we have ordered 2000 mice but
they are candy ones from a confeo I
tloners and we will give them away to
visitors at the show as souvcnlra
Any one who says after this that
women havent a sense of humor slan
ders the sex The women of the Cat
Club am full of IL and U will be a
cold day when Mayor Leeds gets the
people of this town to forget It
llldlvnatluu hull
When the fled day for the mice was I
first announced by the ladles of the Cat
Club Mayor Leeds rushed Into print
I
with a pronunclamento denouncing It
as a most barbaric idea to which he I
would never give his consent lie wrote
letters to Mrs Cummings forbidding
the exhibition Mrs Cummings wrote
him back a few diplomatic answers and
after a little while he calmed down
Meanwhile John P HaJnes President
of the New York Society for the Pre
vention of Cruelty to Animals got Into
the game He read about the Held day
with fury In his heart and sent for all
the reporters
Never will I permit this thing to be
perpetrated he cried with the great
est indignation It Is an outrage a
disgrace a crime and a blot on the State
of Connecticut
The promoters participants and wit
nwses of this proposed mouse balling
exhibition can and will ba arrested It
Is cruel and undignified Decause the
proposed trials are to be given by wo
Continued on Third Page
WEATHER FORECAST
Forecast tor Ibo thlrtrnlx
boar ending at H P ja Sunday
for New York City and vlclu
tin Partly cloudy loultfbt
and Sunday Bllfflitlr colder
Bandar feb west to curia
west winds
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flaathcraa Nalw Limited
T > t popuUr Ul > U
ST AUflUITlN ttlM MUCH AND 111AH1
tit taserteseta 11411 roadgutters JUll ad
Mort aut coast Ll4 Lean H lire II
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KILLED WOMAN
SHOT HIMSELF
Theatrical Manager Found Dead
with Pistol in Hand and Wife
Another Man Whom He Had
Quarrelled Over Beside Him
I DOVER J Jan 17James T Eck
hart a prominent real estate agent of
I Dover whose relations wllh Mrs Minnie
Hili wife of Oliver It Hill a Lacka
I wanna Railroad employee have been
I the subject of no little gossip put an
end to matters today by shooting Mrs
Hill In the right temple and then put
ting a bullet Into his OWl head
Mrs HIIIss bedchamber was the
scene of the double tragedy Violet
Hill the fourteenyearold daughter of
the murdered woman who slept In a
room across the hall hearing the
shooting ran to the house of Hiram
WoqJ a neighbor and pave the alarm
Wood woe afraid to go to the house
I
and dispatched Instead a messenger for
Marshal Pagan Hagan found Mrs
Hill lying partly on the bed with her
feet on the floor her head being In a
pool ot blood
M the foot of the bed lay Eckhart
ha hurt iLm in a piol of blood
while a revolver with two chambers
discharged lay at his left hand The
dead man was lefl handed
The story of the double shooting
spread quickly and by the time Coro
ner Burnburger arrived a great crowd of
tho morbidly curious surrounded the
house In ana of the dead mans pockets
was an envelope addressed to his daugh
ter Elizabeth
Iublic attention was first directed to
the goings on at the Hill house when
on flea S a story was published 19 the
effect that Hill who works at might
coming horn one night unexpectedly
about midnight and suspecting the pres
ence of Me wile paramour went di
rectly upstairs to her room No oos
was In sight but on opening a closet
door s pistol bullet whistled past bl
ear The next instant he dragged lick
hart from the closet
The following Sunday night Eckhart
ran afoul of him Night Watchman
Dyram with the husband and twelve
other men went to the Hill house
On their arrival Byram and Hill en
tered and found themselves confronted
by Mr Hill who held a loaded revolver
in her hand Tho two men brushed past
her and ascended the stairs Kckhart
fully dressed has found
Eckhart left alter u exciting experi
ence
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Moral Orsw UN
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HnTffinitfifin asH ttsVji
Hoop I µ w t krprlkalane 1p
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SAYS WOMAN SHOT
J JEROMES SLEUTH
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One of Party from DistrictAttorneys Office
Accuses Mrs Scheriere 1 Wife of the Black
Cats Propriefssvr of Firing Revolver
When the prisoners arrested for com
plicity In the shooting of Detective
Sergt William 13 Welsh at District
Attorney Jeromes staff In tho Black
Cat restaurant In West Broadway last
night were arraigned In the Jefferson
Market Court today John Hutchlnson
one of the party with Welsh swore tint
Mrs Josephine Schorlcre wife of the
proprietor hud done the shooting
Mrs dcherlere Was held on Hulchln t
sons affidavit for examination MonJ
day morn I Ball In her cane ass not
admitted Her husband KrVmcols and I
one of the wallers who was oat prom
inently mixed up In the row Var also
held for examination The proprietor
ball was fixed at J25CO and the walters
at 11009 The charge In all the cases
was felonious assault In CM Welsh
who Is nuw In St Vincents Ho vita
with a bullet hole In hw heck thojld
die the charge would be changed to
homicide
He Alone San Shot rived
The evidence that Mrs Scherlero dM
the shooting was the unsupported af
fidavit at Hutchlnson No oral testi
mony was token Hutohlnson refused
to make any additional statement ojt
of court to explain how he came to see
the shot fired when none of the others
present did He sold the Dlstrlet Attor
ney had Instructed hIm not to talk
The womans attorney would not let her
talk but he permitted her husband to
make this statement
When the four men Welsh Hutch
Inion Detective OShea and eputy As
sistant Dllrlct Attorney Johnston
came Into the restaurant they took a I
table near the door After they had I
finished their dinner they refused to pay I
the full amount of their bill My wife
went to the door and said they could
not go out until they had paid It I
heard a noise at the door and went there
to see what was the matter
As I came up Welsh struck me In
the face blacking my eye and bruising
my nose There was a scuffle and dur
ing the row some one fired a shot I
could not ace who It was I did not
have a revolver and none of my em
ployees had one The police searched
my house from cellar to garret and
could not find one
Had 1rlrat ICintulnatlon
In the arraignment before Magistrate
Barlow the DistrictAttorneys Omoe
was well represented In addition to
Johnston who was one of those mixed I
up in the brawl there wu Assistant
DlstrlotAttonuy Oorvtui and Emford
Tb jr rats4 tb tie of Fran Botaad at
t a Y f fist pifcwUwi br
Pn
Into a ssV =
q wHhottt
3 n lOB x P gfMHrtHitMSMH HMMWM
H3J 1 tl VI iIodtJl
of the Ubck Cat and they were ill sent
to tau House of Detention at cite de
mand of the DlstrlotAttornevsrrprt
ncnlMlvea a procedure which It was
pointed out would hardly have been
adopted had persona not connected with
Mr Jerome staff been parties to the
notion Hohoilcroi statement taken
together with Ilutchlnsons short sill
davit which 100 to tne prtoontn being
held takes the long statement of Mr
Johnston made right after the court
proceedings sound rather strange Two
iHilnU stand out In It as being or special
Interest Ho says he did nutjMe rl 11
flrol thl revolver and he admits that
Welsh after announcing that he was a
poltorrrmn struck the llrst blow In the
melee His statement follows
After leailntf court late yesterday
afternoon Welsh OShea Hutchlnson
Continued an Third Pire
ROYAL ELOPER
GIVES UP CRUWN
Louise of Saxony Who Rap
Away with a French Profes
sor Gets Separation and
an Allowance
BERLIN Jan 17The legal repre
sentatives of the Crown Prince and
Crown Princess of Saxony have ar
ranged the terms for their separation
The Princess abandons all the titles
rights and dignities appertaining hei
through her marriage and resumes hi
maiden name
The Crown Prince has exprMed hti
willingness to pay ber 10 yearly The
agreement does not mention the tlghl
J of the Crown Princess to see her children
I
CAN OF ASPHALT EXPLODES
FOUR PERSONS BADLY BURNED
By the exploding of a can of asphalt which was boiling on
the stove in the rear of Louis Veroccis grocery store No 225
East Ninetyseventh street this afternoon Charles Lutz the
owner of the house Veroccis nineyearold daughter Marie and
Mamie and Lizzie Cunningham who live in the house were
burned about the hand and face
The clothing of the Cunningham girls who were visiting the
Vcroccis took lire Neighbors ran to the rescue of the children
and extinguished the flames In their garments Mrs Verocci
who is an invalid was in bed and was carried from the burn
ing apartments by the firemen t
LATE RESULTS AT NEW ORLEANS
Fifth RacePort Royal Russellton t 2 The Black Scot 3
EDITOR GONZALES DYING TILLMANS FRIENDS ALARMED
CClliflSIA S C Jan 17 Physicians say that there Is
little hope tell fdr the recovery of Editor Gonzales who was shot
liy UoutGm Tilman two days ago Paralysis has set In and
tho wounded man family has boon summoned to his bedside
Fcallrp Juntos Tiiimafl Is running very high His friends are
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Jo r r
t
ILLSUETHE
OWNERS
OF ST LOUIS I F h
t I
Patrons of the Line Indignant Over Delays r
Which in Many Cases Were Costly Have
Determined to Ask Redress from the In J
ternational Navigation Company i
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DAMAGES CLAIMED WILL REACH
LARGE SUM IN AGGREGATE 1 t
ji
x
Boilers Were Leaky Rations Were Cut Down
Very Materially and in Various Other Ways
Those on Board Experienced a Period of b
Mch Discomfort hl
t d
The greatest indignation prevails among the pas
sengers on the St Louis which reached port today
after a trip in which the patrons say they suffered
manifold discomforts i < iJ
Asa result the passengers are planning to sue the l
International Navigation Company for damagesfey the
sixdays delay
In massmeeting assembled on Jan 12 the passengers 1f
adopted resolutions denouncing the company for send J
ing the ship to brave the perils of a winter voyage on
the Atlantic in an unseaworthy condition
A committee was appointed to raise funds and 4
secure legal advice for the formation of an association
to sue the company for financial damage resulting fronts t
the long delay of the passengers Here are the griev F
ances of those who paid money for a quick passagez Ji
across the Atlantic and were on the sea for thirteen days f
That the boilers of the ship were in bad condition °
when she left Southampton and that the officials of thT <
i
American line knew it
That there was a short supply of coal aboard ne
cessitating reduced speed
That passengers were assured when taking pasttft 1
in London and Paris thai the St Louis would read
New York on Jan 12 wnen the officials of the lm
knew that the time could not be made l
That rations were cut for crew and passengers tatd
that water in the pipes was shut off A
That in case there had been an accident
steering gear or propellers the lives of all on board wooll
have been in serious peril bee ause of the short coat end
food supply 3
That needless financial damage and personal dif s
comfort were caused passengers and needless mental
anguish to friends and relatives ashore
That there was no wireless telegraph apparatus
board a
That the captain refused to put into Halifax or to
hail a westbound fast steamship and transfer his J H a
sengers
That second cabin passengers were held for thir
teen hours on the dock Southampton herded wHk
steerage passengers fefe J 4
That when the second cmn passengers wereall
lowed to go aboard they found that their berths hd
not been made up since the previous voyage i
That the food served to second cabin passenfill r1
was composed of scraps and leavings from the c f f
tailed table of the first cabin I i
That the International Steamship Comply ail
taking money for a passage on the St Louis
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