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THE LOST MISSOURI.
' Arrival of the Morro Castle Yester iaj with Ike SnrriTora of the Lost Ship's Crew. What Caused the Fire and Who is to Blame. Tke Passengers' Sworn Statements Be fore the United States Consul. Heartrending Scenes and Tale* of* Horror. The Hero of the Hour and His Story of the Disaster. 18 ANYBODY TO BLAME? The Morro Castle, one of the steamers of the Atlantic Mall Steamship Company, arrived at this port yesterday, bringing five of the survivors of the erew of the Missouri, the steamship of the same line which was burned at sea on the 22d ult. Quite a large gathering of men and women and children, In great part relatives of the seamen employed on tbe Morro Castle and of the ill-starred Miwoarl, had assembled on the wharf long before the vessel was sighted at Quarantine. Many of them were attired in deep mourning. About noon the steamship arrived, and a rush by the crowd of anxious ones on the pier was at once | made for .the gang plank as soon as it bad touched the wharf. The Custom Howe officers and the | agents of the steamship company, however, had taken the precaution to stretch a rope across the dock, effectually preventing anybody from reach lng the vessel nnttl thev had examined the meagre baggage of the passengers. This duty of the government officials accomplished to their own satisfaction, the friends or the sailors of the Mis souri were allowed on board. It fell to tho lot of Purser Albert to officially announce to the majority tne sail tidings that, save five, not one of the crcw had been saved. As there wore no friends of the missing passengers among the crowd he was spared the painful task of announc ing to them how, out of the whole num ber that had sailed from New York, bnt seven had escaped to tell the tale oi the iwfnl disaster By which eighty-seven human 3eings had miserably periBhed. Among those j?hom the kind-hearted Albert had to meet was .he aunt of Httle Eddy Clark, the newsboy. He iad gone on the last voyage of the Missouri as a lubstitute for Tommy O'Brien, the regular news My, and went down with the other unfortunates >f the crew. The poor woman could not be con I oled, and eried piteously as she listened to the ?arser's words of sympathy, which fell evidently Iipon cars that heard not. Among the visitors was :.n elderly woman, dressed In deep mourning, amed Mrs. Mason. In a timid, hesitating voice, [hoking with emotion, she asked Mr. Albert "Have you any news abont him?" "About whom, Madam?" replied Mr. Albert in a |lndly tone. My darling boy," Bhe asked, "has he been lived?" The Purser made no reply, bnt shook bis head I idly, and the bereaved mother turned away libblng, bitterly exclaiming, "Oh, God! my poor py gone l gone t gone !" ON BOARD THE MORRO CASTLE. While the anxioos friends of the Missouri's crew ere busily engaged in eliciting all the information tey could conoe't-ning the loss of the vessel, the erald reporter went into the "offlce" of tbe vos. I, where he met tbe following survivors of the Ill ted Missouri:? Richard Murphy, assistant pantryman, New irk. Patrick McGovern, purser's assistant, New York. Samuel Cone, seaman, 200 Madison street, Mew >rk. v W. Jones, seaman, Newark, N. J. Louis Bourne, seaman, Newark, N. J. rtie following are the narratives of the men, who eak, one and all, In the highest terms of Captain een and the rest of tne officers of the lll-fatea Issouri STATEMENT OP SAMUEL COMB, SEAMAN. f was at the wheel up to eight o'clock on the iming of the disaster. We were then steering a ithwest course, and had been for some hours eviously. A half hnrrlcane from the northeast d been Mowing for some time, and the sea was nning very high. Arter 1 was relieved 1 nt below, but had only been there for a irt time when I came up again and helped to ul out reef tacklcs of forctopsail. Tbe ship was near as I can make ont about twentr-flve miles rtheast of Elbow Key light. Suddenly an alarm Are was given, and about two minutes aftcr rds it was reported that It was extinguished, , a few seconds Liter on a cry was again rained t the fire was gaining. 1 heard the first and loud officers ordering TTIE Ftrars TO BE RTOGET). lien went to the second officer and got hose on donkey pump, and when that was done I went help to get the hose on the tnalndcck pump, but i I got there the hose was attached to pump and playing on the lire and I 3d by to assist. Soon the fire Ike out with terrible violence through the en i room and the hurricane deok, at which latter lie there was a solid moss of llame fifteen feet at T<t in loiipth. The donkey pnmp was now use I, also the starboard band pump, and it was soon i L that I THE SUIT WAS LOST, I everybody was driven to look out for his own | preservation. The flames had by this time cov- | f the starboard side or the vessel, and it was i ossjbie to go art otj. thftt side. I THE fcAPfAlN ORDERS 01<T TJTE BOATS. next thing I noticed was that the Captain jred the first officer to try and get out the boats, j lilso ordered the engineer to stop the engine, Ich order was promptly obeyed. Meanwhile rybody that was able (and not too frightened) a baud In getting out the boats, and passcn and crew worked together like desperate In company with a dozen af others I helped Iaunch the life boat which we had taken on d half an hour before starting, and which be cd formerly to the Morro Castle. We launched 'cr the lee quarter, and first, with painter at ted, and which was made loese when reached the water. We then lowered port atief boat, and the next lower I believe, was the starboard alter boat, Ih is the boat supposed to have been seen RaWt>o?tU*?l*wh? , decUne tQ : who I think ihey were. At this time THE SEA WAS RUNNINU VERY HIGH. I had done my duty towards the, ship I a Into the sea and Bwam to the florro Castle lifeboat an<| was taken If I had been offered fso.ooo fimp into the wat?r a&u was told to swim to boat, 1 wouliinot have accepted the money, t was my last chance or life. Meanwhile the buats, except oue which was water-logged, lriited away, and tho *hlp was ENVKLOl'Kl) IN A MASS OK FLAMES Iur boat, which was taken charge of by a Icman named Captain James Culmer. of an, we had only three oars, and one or them used for steeriiy;. It was impossible us to help those in tho waterlogged with nine people in It, as It was foil or water, ian up to It and gave them one or our two lets to ball her out with. They succeeded Id thlB, and, oh far as we know, they had as l a cbanco to be saved as ourselves. It Is pos I that the* were picked up ny some vessel on course. All her crew were engineers and sea When we Raw that we could give to asslst I we pushed lor land. Before we left them we iihcm that they must ail get out of the except one man, wlto should bale out. We did not leave tho neighborhood i vessel till a quarter past eleven, when the cr was abiaae to the water's edge. I saw, I It to say, poor Captain Green on tne steamer 1 left. No women or children wero saved. SAVED. anded at Goanaoo Key at mx o'clock in the ug, all thoroughly exhausted, and throwing Ives on the beach we slept till daylight. We ? tarted on an exploring expedition, and at ti o'clock on Wednesday, 23d October, we dis cd A FIELD OF HTTOAR CANE, we ate some oi them and reste l for an hour, ion started again ulong the beach, eating when we could bnd t'jem, all much fatigued, st were bars from the time I had leaped into a and the thorns In t he gronnd caused me to dreadlnl pain, bhortly afterwards we came cc empty huts, where we thought we should nine human beings : but we found thein de ll. We found here no fuel or water, While here Vt nv a schooner, which isunta provea to mi the Spy, s?g? American CoSRE*?. WubS^I^^b as e^oh *1 ?alt of clothes iM boarded Oft We remained there I till the 4th of Novomber. at two o'clock In tlie I afternoon, when we were taken on board the Monro Castle and.twoaflftt on tan. ^ STATEMENT OF llOaABD M0RFHT, PANTKTM AN. i On the moralBf of October att, aJboot twenty minutes to nineVcloct, the Are wna discovered In the port locker of the pantry. 1 was then about two feet from the loeker, wlren a boy from the iimtiig saloon came In to get the plate baskets. and u ho opened the locker he orted oat "Fire!" 1 saw the lire and assisted him to pall oat the backeta (metallic). and threw the starboard backeta the Are. The steward brought a backet ?ater and threw It Into the Are, and an nonnced the Are all oat, bat the smoke etlU eon tinned. 1 went ont on the starboard gangway and saw through the window of the engine room that the Are waa burning at the head of the stairs lead ing to the lire room. 1 stood aft two mlnntes, to see what waa to be done in putting oat the fire. Mo effort was nude, as the smoke drove all aft la I going ap stairs 1 saw a colored woman, with the children, alttlng In the corner. When 1 got on deck 1 saw captain Green talking to Captain Cal mer. He asked If it were not better to atop the engines. He was cool. They were stopped, and the chief steward called me up oq deck to get backets. When 1 got on the hurricane deck Captain Green was giving orders to get the boats out. He was working himself ana the two mates with him. The statement of Jones with reference to the "boats is correct. Pulled off and on for two hours, bat we were enable to getto windward or the wroek on ao oo ont of the sea, but we endeavored to got pear the swamped boat We gave them one backet ; we had but two. In the boat were the Arst and third engineers, ship's barber, porter, two oilers and three firemen. Wo then wont to a boat bottom side up, on which wfre two sailors: but the sea was so heavy, despite all oar efforts we failed to give tD?jn ftnv assistance. We then pulled towards shore, wuere we arrived afcoMsixo'clock, There were no Inhabitants on the mm or the island on which we landed; made a bed of the leaves or the trees and In the morning wo pulled the boat across the Island towards the super plantations, where we got some sugar-cane. We then launched the boat and at about half-past two P. M. we sighted the schooner Spy, or Nassau, Captain Hussell. We pulled out into the stream. Captain Oulmer put a shirt on a stick and attracted the attention of those on board. We were taken on board about three P. M. They treated us very well, and we reached Great Harbor, Elbow Key. The authorities gave us Clothes, as we were almost naked. STATEMENT OF WILLIAM JONB8, SB AH AN, We had reached a point about twenty-five miles northeast of Elbow Key, a small island or tho Bahama group. On October 22d, at twenty minutes of nine A. Ml, 1 was la the foreyanl sheetings, reeling the roretopBall when the alarm of fire was given, All the officers were on deck : I heard the order to attach tho hose to tho dohkey pump ; the fire gained so .rapidly that tho donkey pump be came useless, and we had to rely alone upon the starboard hand pump; when the fire broke out the passengers were all at break fast, but at the alarm all came upon deck; the officers and passengers all seemed cool and collected. As lar as 1 conlrt see, the tire at that time was brooking out through the grating of the engine room. A heavy gale was blowing from tho eastward and a high sea was on. When the tire broke out the wind swept it across to the port side, and in a lew minutes all that part or the vessel neaj- amidships was aflame. 1 could only see three boats launched. One was staved, and a few minutes after oar boat had got off all right 1 saw three men clinging to one, while tho other, with nine men in it, was filled with water. AM that were known to be saved wore in my boat. We stayed off Mid ofi "a found the steamer for two hours. The sea was ruunlng so high that our only safety waa at the lee of the vessel, and tho smoke was so dense that we were unable to see what was going on on board. James W. Culmer, a passenger and a resident of the neighboring islands, took charge or the boat. as far as any one could bo seen to have charge. Seven passengers and five of the crew were in her. After doing all In our power to succor those in the other boat, we stood south west, and in seven hours sighted the Great Guauo Key. We saw the smoke of the burning ship as late as half-past two P. M. There were thirty-seven passengers and filty-soven sailors and crew aboard the vessel. Two schooners were sent out from Great Turtle Key to cruise in relief of the wrecked, but they returned in twelve hours without effecting any thing. THE HERO OF THE DISASTER. The following is the narrative of Captain J. W. Cuimer, of Nassau, through whose instrumentality j the twelve survivors were saved The Atlantic Mall steamship Missouri, Green commanding, Balled from New York on Friday morning, 18th ult. From the cotamencement of the voyage the machinery worked badly, the ship making very slow time; light winds from the north until the 21st, when it blew strong from the northeast, with a heavy sea raining. On Tuesday, the 22d, at nine A. M . and in latitude ? 26 68, longitude W 67, the alarm of fire was given, when the passengers* who were at break tat. and the crew an rushed to the main dock. A sceue of great disorder and contusion ensued, and no attempt was made to stay the progress of the flames, which advanced rapidly. Some of the boats were lowered, but owing to the hasty and careless manner In which it was done they swamped alongside, one of them turning bottom ?. The boat we were in was the only one not ed with water. Altar we had cleared the ship we saw one boat with two men on her bottom, and another filled with water, with nine men In her. We tried to reach the boat with the two meu, but failed. Came up with the other with nine men and gave them a bncket to bail with. We saw another boat some distance off with about fifteen persons in her, but she was also filled with water. Alter laying around for nearly two hours the boat was given in chargc to me, when I steered for Abaco. In five hours' time we Baw land, and in two hours more succeeded In landing on Ureat Guano Cay. We hauled the boat up on the bcuch and stayed there dnring that night. On the morning of the 23d we endeavored to reach Hope Town, and at two P. M. we were picked up by the schooner Spy, bound tor that port. On my arrival at Hope Town I despatched vessels in search of the missing boats, bnt they returned without finding any of them. I am alrald that there is but little possibility or any others of the passengers being saved. This is but a brief account of the Bad loss of the Missouri, bat the few facts 1 have mentioned may be relied on as corrcct. STATEMENT OF MR. W. F. TUNNKtL, OF NASSAU. The Atlantic Mail Steamship Company's steamer Missouri, advertised to sail from New York on the afternoon of the 17th ult., did not leave the wharf until eight A. M. on the morning of the 18th, in con sequence of now felting being required aronud her botleiH. We steamed slowly ont 01 the harbor, and nothing of note transpired coring the voyage until on Tuesday morning, the 22d, while at breakfast, au alarm of fire was given. 1 immediately saw the chief steward, Mr. Lake, take a bucket of water and run towqjfls the engine room, and, on return ing, he remarked, "iT IS NOTHING BtJT A BOX OF MATCHES, and is all out;" but while he was uttering these words I heard distant cries of "Fire! fire!" which seemed to come from the engIno room. Then fol lowed a perfect stampede to gain the deck, so as to ascertain the origin of the fire and to devise some mean* to exting'uifli It; I, nt nil human effort* seemed of no avail, anrl in a few minutes the llames were tjjystiiu of several places on the hurrtcAnc deck. Orders were given to stop the en gines, and efforts made to lower the boats. The Brat boat lowered was the after hoat on the weather or port side, and before it reached the water there were nine men in her? principally fire men? who said tin: tout belonged to them. AI.L lfOPK SliKMEn THEN TO FAIL, so far as my safety was concerned, and running aft I found a boat that haa in.-t been launched from the hurricane dcck, filled with people, and at the name Ins-taut heard the order given to cut away the painter. I lost no time In cutting a piece ot rope about ten to flitecn feet long, and, making it (ant to the rail, lowered myself to the end, awaiting an opportunity to let go, but finding my positiou critical, occasioned by the heavy rolling of the snip, ? .> '-i - ? ' I DltOTKn INTO Til# ?n<1 aWlOUtrlittt this moment the painter of the boat nad been cut she shot ahead ot me, bat by swimming about twenty-live yards I gained her, and by the assistance of one of the passengers was pulled in the boat. Our first thoughts then were to rescue some of our fellow creatures from a wa tery grave, and seeing A BOAT WITIf TWO MEN OM ITBW Kit Kb we endeavored to reach her, but, after A Jinll of two horn*, round it impossible, owing to the strong gale snd heavy sea then prevailing. I did, how ever, succced in throwing a bucket to the boat that contained the firemen, and told th$m to try and free her. As we were all apparently calm I pro posed to appoint a captain to the boat, and selected Captain James W. Cuimer, whom I knew to be an experienced mariner. I would here re mark that too much praise cannot be bestowed on our gallant Captain Cuimer, who In the hour of peril, through fils great self-possession and cour' age, guided oar boat through the surf to the snore ; and we all, under Providence, owe our de liverance from a fearful death to him. WE EFFECTED A LANDINO ABOUT DARK, cold, wet, hungry and thirsty, and remained on the beach until daylight Wednesday morning, when we launched our boat and endeavored to And a settlement, and as nothing better could be found in the shape 01 a breakfast than raw crabs, some of us capt ured a few of them and made a p< anty meal. About two P. M. we were picked up bv the schooner Spy and taken to Great Harbor, Abaco, Where we remained until Friday night, and arrived at Nassau in the same on Monday morning threo o'clock, 1 have no hope whatever of the safety or the rest of the passengers and crew, who evidently perished to the flames or found a watery grave. STATEMENT OF LOUIS BO II MS. Louis Bohine, a pantryman of the Missouri, and resident of Newark, N. J., made the following statement I was near the port pantry locker, one of the men in the steward's department was taking some metallic plate baskets from the locker when ho let the lid fall suddenly and snng out "Kirel" I went to the locker and saw flames. A wet carpet was on the deck and I threw it in the locker upon the flre. I also seized a fire bncket full of water and threw it upon the fire. This seemed to subdue the flames bo far that I went aft and reported the flre out Notwithstanding, the captain ordered the pomps to be rigged and VM M ml. tl When I turned to go ait Main tfce flame* had bro ken oft through the engine room grating bo vlo i?Nj that the pumps were no use. As soon as It bec*ae apparent that the Are ?u beyoml the con trol of the pnmpe Captain oreen gave orders to lanncft ted man the boat*. The Are at this time broke through the hurricane deck and swept alt and starboard with fearful violence. I the* went in search of a 1Mb preserver. Having obtained it, I thought that I could save some clothes, but when I went below to get them the smoke was so bunding that I was forced to desist. A large metafile lifeboat was placed amidships, bnt not rigged with davits of any other appttaooes for launching. It wjM sHd along the hurricane and quarter docks to the stern and launched over It i sHd down the painter and got into the heat. At this time, as Car as I could see, the captain and pss sengers were net at all exalted. We only had three oars In the boat, and one or (hem was needed to steer by. We endeavored to go around the vessel to the windward side, bnt found that the high sea made It too dangenms. After laying around the Ship for two hours we started lor land, which we made In about seven hours. TBI ADDITIONAL DETAILS. Among those on boards whose names have net yet been published, were Mrs. J. Hepburn, a daugh ter of I. Stevensen, of Hassan, who, with her son, was returning from England, and Miss Zenobia Malcolm, who was coming on a visit to her mends, ran &avkd. The fbuowlng Is f correct list of those who were saved from the Mlssour^-?A t ' t George Thackeray, passenger to Havana. A. K. Outerbrldge, passenger td Havana. Enrique Yunco, passenger to Havana. w. K Tuanell, passenger to Nissan. John Rebels, passenger to Nassau. Ebeneser Saunders, passenger to Nassau. William Jones, seaman, arrived yesterday in New York. ^ Samuel Cone, seaman, arrived yesterday in New Louis Bohme, chief pantryman, arrived yester day in New York. Rionard Murphy, pantryman, arrived yesterday in New York. Patrick Mcttowen, waiter, arrived yesterday in Now York. TUB OFFICIOS AMD PA88RN0ERS OF THE LOST **" SHIP. The following are the names of the late officers and passengers of the vessel:? OFFICERS. Captain, M. R. Green ; first mate, John Brown ; 1 mate, Thomas Farrell i engineer, - ? Uy slop ; ; Hempstead. passengers. To Havana ? George Thackeray, Anthony Hopson, Gertrude Darriest and children, Augustus Mansllas and wife, Colonel Albert S. Evans, hrastus Siegars, Enrique Yunco, Henry Francis Fox, A. E. Outer bridge, Mrs. Mary Jane Alien and infant, Ernest ticbone, Miguel Garcia. To Nassau? Victor Zellnkt, Miss Malcom, Mrs. Hepbnrn and infant, L. F. Cleveland, J. W. Culmer, Milbrand Tinnelle, THE OFFICIAL INQUIRY. Steamboat Inspector Captain Lord, at 23 Pine street, stated yesterday afternoon that the official investigation into the loss of the Missouri will probably be commenced about next Thursday, Messts. Bralnerd, of Albany, and Matthews, of this city, having been specially detailed to attend to this matter. seoond purser, THE PASSEfffiCKERS' SWORN STATEMENTS. Tbe following affidavits of three passengers of the Missouri were taken by the United States Vice Consul at Havana:? AFFIDAVIT OF MR. GEORGE TBACKERAV. Consulate General of the United states, 1 Havana, Nov. 1, 1873. j On this 1st day of November, before me, tbe un dersigned, United States Vice Consul General at Havana personally appeared Mr. George Thackeray, who under oath declared as follows i sailed on the steamer Missouri, Greene, master, from New York, bound to Havana via Nassau, on the 18th day of October last (Friday) . On Tuesday morning, the 23d, at about a quarter of trine. Just as the passengers were sitting down to breakfast, TUB ALARM OF FIRE was givtn, which came flrst from the pantry room, and oreated some excitement, but which was almost immediately quelled by the assurance that it was nothing. Almost immediately afterwards some one shouted at the top of his voice, wbich seemed to coaio irom below, "Fire I" Within two minutes the flames broke out through the gratings over the Are room. All rnshed out oi the cabin on deck and commenced to endeavor to LOWER THE SO ATS and find life-preservers. Quite a gale was blow ing at tbe time and a heavy sea running, which caused the vessel to lurch greatly to star board. The engines were stopped directly after the lire bioke out, and the flames beat directly on one of the boats so fiercely i s to compel those en deavoring to lower it to leave it. Two boats wc?e successively launched and afterwards swaiupeU. One of them had about, as well as I could Judge, nine persons; and from our boat we threw them a bucket to help them in balling out. I afterwards saw a third boat, keel upward, with two men sitting on the bottom. During this time myself and a number ol others were engaged in releasing ono of the boats and pulllug it art, and succceueu in launching it safely over the Btern of TOE BURNING SHIP. Tbe boat contained three oars, two buckets and a compass. Twelve persons, including my self, succeeded in getting in her. We remained In the vicinity or the vessel Tor nearly two hours. The sea was so rough and the wind so strong as to prevent us from managing our boat. We saw persons Uoating aronnd us, some dozen or twenty, with life-preservers, but we were unable to lend them a helping hand on account of the heavy sea running at the time. We also endeav ored to pull to the two sitting on the keel of the other boat, but the sea was too strong. At about eleven o'clock we headed our boat In THE DIRECTION OF TOE LAND, which we reached abont dark, or say six o'clock in the evening. Tills was Great Yguana Key. Here we passed the night, and the next day we discov ered growing sugar cane fields and several nous'.-s, but saw no living persons. We made a breakfast off the Bugar cane, and left this key about eight o'clock, pulling around it until we DISCOVERED A SAIL AT SEA, for wnlch we made, and by hoisting a coat on an oar attracted her attention and were picked up and carried into Nassau by the schooner Spy, of Nassau. GEORGK THACKERAY. tiworu to and subscribed before me? Ubnry C. Hall, Vice Consul General. AFFIDAVIT OF MR. ENRIQUE YITNHO. Consulate General of toe United State*, \ Havana, Nov. l, 1872. ) On this 1st day of November, before me, the nn derslgned, United states Vice Consul General at Ha vana, personally appeared Mr. Enrique Ynnco, and declared as follows:? I sailed as passenger from New York to Havana In the steamer Missouri, via Nassau, on the 18th ult. on the 226, Tuesday morning, at about nine o'clock, while I was on the upper deck, I heard cjripfci of "The ship is on nre!" which seemed to Come from persons also oft tlie upper deck at the time. I looked toward the smokestack and perceived the flames breaking through the ven tilators and gratings, l rau towards the main deck to ascertain the extent of the fire, but c'6uiil not pass on acoount of the flames rushing through the engine room doors. I then ran again to the upper deck ana perceivcd the rigging near oue of the boats had caught Are also. I then ran to my room to secure a llfe Ireserver, and then to the upper deck to assist In LWyVBS & Jwsti, J, w? tyo "oats launched, one [ oi wiifcil HwHhfJied, ^ou'uiiufhg ftifiG Jtefhiiik, the i firemen, engineer and barber of the steamer. The 1 other boat keeled bottom upwards, and I saw two j men sitting on the keel, in the meantime we cut j the rail on the upper deck, and sue- ! cceded in launching a boat, which we i pulled fi'vin its plaw on the main I u$ck, aba it the smokestack and launched I over the stern. As soou as the boat was launched three men, a seaman Ami two u< groi.-s, one of them belonging to Nassau, and the other a barbel" paired for Mr. Cleveland's new hotel at that place, Jumped into the boat and co/umenced to bail her out. Others, Including myself ayr"?P poyvN ths rote &nrt fell into Hi?1 water and were dragged into the boat, until some twelve persons finally succeeded in getting in. With this number the boat was as full as It could carry, and a seaman sung out, "Cat the painter," and passed a knlle forward to one of the passengers in the forward part of the boat, and thereupon cut the painter. At the time there wore several persons hanging ou to the rope. Mr. Outerbridge happening to be close to the boat, the painter wax cut above his hands, which saved his life, as he was one or those taken into the boat. Others who were hanging on to the rope FELT. INTO THE WATER. We raw numbers or persons floating in the water, but on account of the fierce sea we were unable to give them any assist ance. Wc wero, however, enabled to toss a bucket to the swamped boat with two persona, but were unable to get near the boat with the two persons sitting on the keel on account or the high wind. We remained in tbe vicinity of the burning ftlilp about two hours, and then sailed in the direction of land. On accouut of the high wind, the sudden ness of the alarm and the rapidity or the flames NO ORDERS HKEMKD TO BK GIVEN, or, it given, were undistlnguisable. I did see a number or men working to tower the boats, and 1 have no doubt but that the captaia and ofllcers did all In their power during the ahort time allowed them to bate the snip and the lives of the passengers, bat were nnable to on account of the extreme rapidity of the flameB and the helpless condition of the steamer, the en flnes stopped, the high sea running and the wind lowing. We reached Great Yguana Key at about six or seven o'clock that night, where we slept, and the next day we pnlled round the key till we discovered a schooner, which picked as up and earned us to Elbow Key and thence to Nassau. ENRIQUE YUNCO. Sworn to and subscribed before me? Henrt C. hull, United states Vice Consul General. AFFIDAVIT or MR. OUTKBERIDUB. A. E. Outer bridge also ssad* Ut? following sworn statement before the Oram!:? I sailed aa passenger on tti* meaner Missouri. bound to Bavaa* via Nassau, that sailed irom New York oa the 18th alt. on Tuesday morning, the 3M, an alarmof five was faintly called from toe pantry room ; we aroee from the table where we were taking break test and were leaving the cabin, wban the steward came and re ported tb? Ire all oat; we then resumed breakfast; we heard a second alarm from the fire room sbortir afterwards and anon amd rum were perceived coming tbrough the ventilators and gratings aronad the smokestacks. Attempts were made to nse the hose and it was attached to the donkejr engine, but the engine waanot started? at least NO WATBB CAKI THBOVOH TO HOfflfc I heard Captain Green then give the order to set onr life-preservers. A rush for the boats was then made, and 1 noticed tbat the engines had been stopped. I followed the captain to the deck and assisted him, the chief officer, ana a number of the crew in trying to BELXA8I TBS AFTER BOAT on tbe port side. The boat caught in the ship's guards and capslsed, and the last 1 saw of it was hanging la tbe davits, upside down. The ship heeled over to the starboard greatly. Turning round 1 saw that a boat which was on the deck abaft tbe smoke stack had been pulled ait and launched over the rail. I made a rush and succeeded In slipping down the painter and being taken Into the boat, which then contained twelve persons. On account of the roughness of the sea, which oontlnuaiiy swept over the mat, tbe high wind blowing and small means at onr disposal to manage tne boat, we were utterly unable to render any assistance to a num ber oi persons we saw FLOATING WITH LOT FM8ERVFIUJ in onr vicinity. We remained bear the boat which had been swamped, and to which we threw a bucket, for about two fours. Before pulling away in the direction of Itfhd w6 used every exertion to inaueii the mm in the swamped boat to head her to tbe sea and get ant of her In order to bail her out, but $#2 Ia?Ted ^rftcUjr lt*e<Uew' We Uiea* *?* wu* ' ITKADRD FOR 8H0BB, and at abont seven o'clock landed at Great Guanaco, at its northern extremity. Here we passed tne night, aud the next morning pulled round the Key until we saw a sail for which we made, and were picked up by the schooner Spy, which took us to the Blbow Key lighthouse, where we remained three days. The morning after our arrival at this place we Induced a schooner to go in search of the missing boats. They returned after being away the entire day, and reported that they had discovered nothing. THE ATLANTIC MAIL 8TKAMBIUP COMPANY. It may be said, in conclusion, that tbe officers of the company treated the members of tho press rather cavalierly when, questioned for information as to the affidavits made by the passengers. Mr. Inman, the treasurer or secretary, wax particularly incensed against the way the press had "abusedr' the officers of the ship. One of the underlings of tbe company, a mere clerk, put in his appearanco after the steamship had arrived at the wharf and acted as though he had tbe power to make mince meat of every poor sorrowing relative of the lost ones who dared to question him or anybody else on the ship concerning the fate of those who woe no more. Tne brave officer of the lost steamer uudoubtedly did their best to save the ship, but that fact certainly does not justify the agents of the company in acting as though nobody outside tbe company had a right to know what had become of the piitssengerH and if every means lor safety had been supplied the vessel ueioic phe left this port. SHOCKING SUICIDE. Poison, Agonizing Pain, Matrimonial Mystery and Death? Sulphuric Acid Dissolves tho Newly-Tied Nuptial Knot? Anathema of the 8uici4e by the Girl Who Had Given Him Her Heart rwrsBURO, Not. 7, 1873. Barney Hargrove, a sober, industrious young fellow or about twenty-five years or age, committed suicide this afternoon by swallowing a large quan tity of sulphuric acid. The deceased was married bnta few days ago to a young, comely girl, who nas not yet reacticd her majority, and the couple had about completed tUeir arrangements to enter upon the practical sea of life by going to house keeping. . mi YOUNG BRIDE bad hardly an opportunity to appear in her nuptial robes ere she is called upon to follow In weeds of mourning a husband of four days to the tomb. YOUNG IIARORAVB was employed in the picture frame manu'acturlng establishment of W. W. Barker, on Htth avenue, and was over coasidered by his employer one or the most reliable and clever young men in the house. This morula# Ua*wa? at work as usual and appeared cheerful, as was Ins wont. Shortly before eleven o'clock, the proprietor desiring to speak to him, sounded the pipe that connects the store room with the manufactory. No reply came, and an erraud boy was despatched to learn the cause. Margrave was found lying on the floor, sntrerlng THR GREATEST AGONY. ne was asked what ailed him, when he pointed to an empty bottle of sulphuric acid, and feebly re plied that was the cause ol it. The acid Is used in a diluted form for cleaning glass, and the suicide had taken upwards or two ouncca or the pure drug. Medical men were instantly summoned, but the patient refused, under any circumstances, to al low a stomach puup to be used or would he con sent to swallow any ol the antidote the physicians endeavored to administer. He was removed to the private sleeping apartment In an adjoining building, where his young wife. Ills mother and sister soon gathered, and at liis bedside presented a most distressing and SORROWFUL SCENIC. They could only contemplate his terrible physical suffering, powerless to do anything for liis relief, while their mental agony was too great and over powering to find expression in tears or sobs, it was almost as painlul to contemplate the silent mute grief of the bride as to witness the suffeiing of the bridegroom. THE MAN LINGERED until about eight o'clock, when he died. The facts developed at the Coroner's lNQVHbT read like a romance, but they are obtained from such Kourccs aa place them reliably beyond ques tion. It appears Margrave had been for a long time keeping company wiui a respectable young lady, a resident of tnc First ward, and they were at one time engaged to l>e married. About n year ago, for some reasons now known only to the young lady and licr mother, the engagement was broken off. While he was keeping company with her who to recently became his wile, bo was frequently in the receipt of notes from the . GIRL WHOM UK HAD DISAPPOINTED or who had disappointed him. The contents of these JBOt^tedkUipt revftU, cx^epj ^ to connde to Tier who had Ins eonhdence that tfid tenor ol them was invoking curses upon his head. The day previous to his wedding he received a note from this girl, the contents or wnleh were similar to others: but in it the writer demanded a meetiug, which ne reused to grant. lie told his expectant bride or this letter, and, speaking generally of its contents, treated it as a matter of no moment, and UtUKhJOgiy threw the epistle in the fire. After his niarnage'tbe discarded girl continued her corre spondence, and this morning Hargrave received a fresh note, which, upon Opening and perusing, made him pale and nervous. He went up staH s and penned the following note, which was found on the floor after hts removal and death PENNED IN TIIR A00NIE8 OF DEATH. Aksir? I can't help Its 1 ain mad. OGod, forgive mc, for 1 cau't live to be pointed at 81>e lias oursn] me, and it strikes me to the heart. O, uiy head swims! This note evidentlv was intended for HIS WIFE, whose name is ns addressed. He refers to the girl who bud curse ! him, meaning the party to whom he had been engaged previous to ills marriage with the girl he left a yidow^ There Is something DEEP AND DAMNABLY DARK In the matter. It seems almost impossible ttiat young Hargrove could have contemplated tak'ng his ill* before this morning. He made his arrange ments for housekeeping with the air or a contented, happy man and husband who knew no care and anticipated no sorrow in th<5 raturV. and in & fiid inent be commits an act which takes his lire and leaves others years or griel and misery. Just pre vious to his last breath Father Grace, of the catho lic church, nsked him before his wife ir she (his Wire) had anything to do with bis death, when he replied "No;" that he loved her dearly, and re gretted death ouly for her sake. OBITPAET. Lnlgl Amat. His Eminence Lnlgl Amat, Cardinal and Vice Chancellor ol the Holy Roman Church, died in the city of Nice during tl?o evening of Thursday, the 7th instant, after having endured patiently for months past the prostration and pains incident to age and physical lnfirmitv. Lnlgl Amat was born in the dty or Cagllarl, Sardinia, on the 21st of Jane, in the year 1700. He bad, consequently, passco the seventy-sixth year of his age. He entered the church at an early moment or hi* lire, and was soon distinguished for his zeal and piety. Since the 16th of March, 1852, he has been consecrated Bishop, created Vice Chancellor or the Church and Arokprlest or the Ba silica or St. Mary the Great. He was nominated Cardinal oil the 19th of May, 1M7, and hM name stands enrolled second on the list or Cardinal Bishops, the whole number or that order of the Komau episcopacy being six. cardinal Arnat's death leaves twenty-eight hats vacant in the Vatican and in the gift ol His Holiness i'?9e I'ius tl? Ninth. WASHINGTON. The Diplomatic Corps Congratulate the Presideit oil His Ke-Eleetion. Akorm joke ob mni&T fke Has the Electoral College Yet Given a Fall Vote? THE WAR BEPARTMENT EXPENSES. The Minimum Cast to Support the Army Twenty Millions. A COLORED SOLICITOR GENERAL. Andrew J. Cur tin's Sucoessor as Minister to Russia. Washington, Not. 8, 1872. The Diplomatic Corps at the White House Congratulating the President. The diplomatic corps Is in profound Brief to night. At the suggestion ol Secretary Fish they called in a body, and as a body, at the Executive Mansion to-day to congratulate General Grant upon his re-election to the Presidency. They were received in the Blue Room by the President and Mrs. Grant, Miss Nellie Grant and members of the Cabinet and the ladies of their households as fol lows-.? Secretary or State and Mrs. Fish, the Attor ney General and Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Dr. Sharp, Secretary oi the Navy, Secretary of the Treasury and Assistant Secretary Cowell, or the Interiur De partment. or the Diplomatic Corps, Sir Edward Thornton, the British Minister, and lady; Blaccju# Bey, tho Turkish Minister, and lady ; Seilor Borges, the Brazilian Minister, and lady; Kurd Von Sclilo zcr, the German Minister; Colonel Freyre, the Peru vian Minister; Count Cortl, tho Italian Minister; M. De Bellonet, Charge d' Affaires of France, the Minister from that country being absent from the city; it. Dclfcsse, the Bclglau Minister; Admiral Polo, the Spanish Minister; Mr. stenersen, the Swedish Minister; Sefior Garcia, Minister from tho Argentine Republic; Mr. Mori, the Japanese Minister, and a number of attaches of the various Legations. They each congratu lated the President, After a pleasant visit they discovered that not only was their action without the sanction of precedent, but was premature, General Grant not having been re elected In fact, and the question of his re-election or rejection resting with the College of Electors chosen last Tuesday, with the plain constitutional right to exercise their own judgment In the matter of selecting the successor to the present President. The senior diplomats were much annoyed at the absurd position In which they were placed by the jocularity of Mr. Fish, but tho young attaches treat the matter lightly and hold the Secretary of State responsiole for obvious disrespect to Ameri can constitutional government. it is known that several, if not all, the foreign Ministers will write to their respective govern ments accounts of their congratulatory visit to President Gfaut to-day, not forgetting to mention the orderly manner in which the Presidential elec tion was conducted. The Solicitor Generalship? A Colored Successor to Rrittsw. It is understood that the President will appoint John M. Lsngston, colored, Solicitor General, vice General Bristow, resigned. Andrew <!? Curtlu's Successor to St. Pe tcrsburg. John A. Bingham, of Ohio, who failed to get the republican nomination in the sixteenth Ohio dls trict, is gazetted for the appointmont of Minister tost. Petersburg. IVoali Davis' Proposed Successor. The vacancy occasioned by the election of Noah Davis, United States District Attorney for the Southern district of New York, to the position of Judge or the Supreme Court of that State, will be filled, it is said, by the appointment of Colonel Bliss, who Is urged by Murphy and other friend* of the President. General Meade's Reported Successor. it is rumored in army circles that Brigadier Gen eral 0. O. Howard will be promoted to the grade of major general, vice Meade, deceased, and will be retired immediately, with the lull grade of major general, on account or long and faithful service and wounds received there in. The retirement of General Howard will still leave a vacancy In tho list or major generals, which, as said yesterday, will probably be filled by the promotion ol General Terry or General Canby, and thus reuuee the num ber or brigadier generals to six. Though there is no direct official authority ror this statement, It never theless finds credence in well informed army circles, and is very generally thought to be fully correct. Cabinet Meeting. The Cabinet meeting to-day was attended by all the members excepting Hccrctarins Belknap and Delano. The Interior Department was represented by General Cowen, The President Receiving Political Sews, The President received to-day a very large number or telegrams from all parts of the country, giving assurances of heavy republican majorities, and containing the congratulations of the Bonders. A telegram from Colonel John 8. Mosby, dated Worrenton, Va., to-day, says:? "Virginia has gone for the Grant ticket," Hubbell and the British Claims Commis sion. The case or William W. Hubbell vs. Great Britain, before the American and British Claims Commis sion, has been disallowed. The claimant ret up a supposed implied contract on the part of the Queen's government to compensate him as the al leged Inventor of certain improvements in firearms averred to have been used in Her Majesty's service. The Danville-Piedmont Railroad. A committee of parties interested in the Rich mond, Danville and Piedmont Railroad waited on Secretary Bontwell this morning In relation to the claims of the government on said road as having been the property of the Confederate States. The committee claimed that the Confederate government owed them over 12,000,000. The Secretary has granted them until the of January next in which to file their proofs, and In the meantime has ordered a stay of pro ceedings until that _tlme. Improvements Tn the Naval Service. The annual report of Mr. J. W. King, Engloeer in-Chiei of the Navy, has been submitted to the Secretary. It embraces several subjects of im portance to the navy and to marine en gineering. First, the economy and results obtained from compound engines, as re cently applied to ocean steamers at tome and tn European waters; also statement of the plans of machinery designed for vessels to be built. Second, the results of trials of various kinds or screw propellers on vessels or our own and other nations, with the reasons or failures. Third, the subject of the internal corrosion of boilers in ocean steamers nstng distilled instead of sea j water is discussed, with a statement - of the experience in our own and the Brltljii navy. Fourth, the kind and extent of th<5 engineering works in the navy yards compared with those in foreign dockyards, comments are mode and im provements and expansion are recommended. The Arrest of Deserting Soldier*. Legislative protection is needed for civilians, who, withont it, are subject to vexatious suits for arresting deserters from the army under the stand ing order of a reward tor such service. The Secre tary advises Congress to fix a limit to the time witMn which claims Mr am* supplies, impressed or ftarotttrad, in Maryland, Kentucky and otTiei loyal Border States, can be presented, the wan( ?r such limitation being ? conatr at encourage* ment to the fabrication ol claims, supported by fictitious testimony that Uie government cannot well rebut through lapse of time and disappear ance of officers named as concerned in the eeisnre* The Roll of Honor. The War Department has just issued the twenty* seventh volnme of the "Roll of Honor," the reoord of 11,487 graves of deceased Union soldiers Intent J' in national cemetorles at Beaufort, 8. C., Natchen I ana Vlcksburg, Miss., additional to volnme 94, and/ Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., additional to volnine M, Tl?e Burial Place of General Seott'4 Soldiers. The Quartermaster General proposes, with tM sanction of Congress, to add the dilapidated cemetery in which General Scott's soldiers, who died in and about the city of Mexico, are bnned, to a list of national oemeterles, and keep it in propel order, and in charge of a competent superintendent hereafter. The cemetery Is just outside the clt| walls of the Mexican capital. The West Point Academy Bond. The Superintendent of the Military Academy re., commends an increase In the strength and pay of the West Point Band, the only authorized band Ug the army, and continually subjected to observation! of visiting by foreign officers and civilians. H^J also flavors a revision of the cadet regulations,; which are found to be defective and injurious la* many practioal points. War Department expenses? The Support of the Army* The War Department expenses for the support of tho army are decreasing at the rate of ahont halt a million yearly. They stand now at $80,000,000 g year, but were double that (Or two or three yearg after the volunteer establishment waa completely disbanded and the army on a peace footing, and are cxpected to go down year by year, through tha settlement of the country between the great oceans as the railroans multiply and by the pacification of the Indians, till tht budget reaches about twenty millions, which is the lowest estimate of the yearly cost for the fti< ture under the moat favorable conditions. The Secretary of War favors liberal appropriations foe the gradual accumulation of breech-loaders till tht full war supply lor the whol-j country is In thg arsenals or In the hands of the regulars and militia*/ It is fouud in practice that the laws forbidding/ royalties to persons in tho public employ whoso inventions aro used by tho govern-4 ment tond to deprive this country of tha fruits of inventive ingenuity and bestow theifli upon possible future enemies, who pay liberally for such talent. The Ordnance Department is embarrassed by tho long pending claims foo royalties on muzzle loaders converted Into breectui loaders at Springfield armory and wants authority to settle. The metallic cartridges aro found to ba a success for revolvers as well as muskets, after g full trial of actual service. The Lay Torpedo. Rear Admiral Case left Washington last night fo? Newport, R. I., to witness experiments with tha Lay torpedo. The lVeir Southern Policy. The President, in his next Message to Congress will review the operation and effect of the Ka Kins legislation, and ask for a repeal of such parts af are notably oppressive. There seems no room td doubt that a genc/ous and conciliatory policy will be pursued by the administration toward thg South during the next Presidential term, and it iaj highly probable that a representative of that Beo tlon will be placed in the new Cabinet. Movements of the President. President Grant will leavo here for Philadelphia on Sunday evening to attend the funeral of the latg General Meade on Monday. Notice from the Lighthouse Board* The Lighthouse Board gives notice that, on and after the night of Friday, November 16, 1872, a Uxed white light will be exhibited from each( of tho two lighthouses recently erected onf Grasay Island, Green Bay, to serve as a guide for vessels through the new cut lntd* the mouth of the Fox River. A fog bell has beea established at Point Lookout Light station, MU., 'detached from the tower, which will be struck by m machine at Intervals of ten seconds during thidS and foggy weather. The Treasury Balances. The following arc the Treasury balances at tbs close of business to-day ? Currency $0,357,63? Coin, Including $21,766,000 of coin certifi cates 72,686,761 Special deposit of local tenders for re demption or certificates or deposit 25,000,00? The Filth Auditor's Report. The Filth Auditor of the Treasury, J. n. Ela, hat made his annual report to the Secretary. He makea no recommendations, but reviews the work dona in his office, showing that 16,406 accounts were ad Justod during the year, Involving $720,071,736 40. Post Ofllce Department Appointment* Lewis Watklns, of the Contract Office, has been appointed Chief Clerk or the Post Office Depart* ment in place or Mr. Child*, deceased. WEATHER REPORT. Wah Department, ) Office of toe Chief Signal Officer, J WASHINGTON, D. O., NOV. ft? 1 A. M. J ftvnnpsit for tTw Pun MwerUv-fmer Hawrt. Northwesterly to southwesterly winds continue on the Lower Lakes an<l extend over New England! and the Middle States, with Increased pressure and? clearing and clear weather; In the Ohio Vallejj and thence to the Gulf northerly to easterly winds and cloody weather with rain In the Missls-i slppl Valley and on the Western Gnlf; In the North west southerly to easterly winds and diminishing pressure with partly cloudy weathor extending to the Western lakes: In the South Atlantic states northeasterly to southeasterly winds, clondy weather and rain. rrobabUIMes. The barometer will probably fall In the North* west, with southeasterly winds and partly clondy weather extending to the Western lakes and Michi gan, and to Missouri and Indiana; In the Lower Ohio Valley, and thence to the West ern Onlf, northerly winds, with light rata and cloudy but clearing weather; In the Eastern, Gulf and South Atlantic States fresh northeasterly winds, threatening weather and1 rain; on the Lower l,ukes and thence over the New, England and Middle States clear weather anrt northwesterly winds, veering to northeasterly lu the latter, with cloudy weather and rain. The Weather In Thla City Yesterday.. The flolowing record will show the changes in the temperature for the past twenty-fonr hours la comparison with the corresponding day of last year, as Indicated by the thermometer at Hudnut's Pharmacy, Herald Building:? 1871. 1872. 1871. 1872. 3 A. M 42 44 3:30 P. M.... 61 61 ? A. M 41 43 ? P. M SO 48 0 A. M 43 40 9 P. M 46 4? 12 M 54 40 12 P. M 46 44 Average temperature yesterday 4?v Average temperature lor corresponding date last year...V. 77. THE "national OEHTBHNIAL. .?v- -* ^ Kew York Stat* to RsIm |1,136^M Towards th? Great Celebration. Albany, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1871 The New York Hoard of Finance of the Centen nial International Exhibition have adopted a reso lution that the national, State and incorporated banks in the State be requested to act as agents in' procuring and receiving subscriptions for their, board. The amount to be raised In this State Is' about |l,l.w,630. It was also agreed that such private banks as the corporators or any Congres sional district should name he requested to act s? ageuts If the State Commissioner approved. The Board will meet again on the 21st Inst. Meeting of the New Hampshire Core porators. CONCORD, NOV. 8, 1872. \ The New Hampshire Corporators, under the act of Congress providing for the centennial celebra tion Of th4 MShlvCTMry of Independenco, met here to-day and appointed a committee to provide for raising subscriptions and take other preliminary Fteps towards New Hampshire's participation lu the grand event. Governor Ktraw is Chairman of the committee. SKWOC8 Accident.? Mr. John Savage, of Spragoe viilo, Pa. (formerly of tlds city, where he Is well knowni, had his collarbone cracked and one of bM feet badly mashed by his horse stumbling and nil* log on him a few days since.