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Helena weekly herald. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1867-1900, April 10, 1873, Image 5

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• llt the bulk of the cargo appeared to be un
WFirth, chief officer of the Atlantic,
i,. q 'statement in substance as follows:
111 Vv watch ended at 12 o'clock Monday
' • w i, e n the second and fourth officers
I went to my birth ; was
night, ^ ^ ^
tu °* v a bv' the shock of the vessel striking ;
down to my room ;
I wjis guuc, x v/u up «Aides of
•lothiii"» got an axe and went on deck to
ji,e boats; the ship had careened over
c "' I reached the deck; 1 cleared two
boats ; just then a heavy sea swept
I was holding fast to the
•Housed £)} iuc ^
s C > CO ik 1 officer came down to my r(
id'the siiip was ashore, and he was a
It, was jrone ; I put on a few articl
ibe boats away ;
u j zzt .ji mast rigging, and now climbed higher
for safety; the night was so dark, and the
' ' y'tlew so thickly, that we could not see
well what was going on around us ; I saw'
men on rock.«, but did not know how they
,, ( ;t there ; all who Avere alive on board were
In the rigging ; when daylight came I counted
thirl v-two persons in the mizzen mast rigging
witlnnc, including one woman ; when these
siw that there were lines between the ship
mid shore, many attempted to go forward to
the lines, and in so doing were washed over
board and drowned ; but many reached the
short*by the aid of the lines, and fishermens
boat.' rescued many more; at last, all had
either been washed off or rescued except my
sidf, the woman and a boy ; the sea had be
-q*n. • so rough that boats could not venture
iii.-ar us; soon the boy was washed off, but
he swam gallantly, and reached one of the
brats in safety ; I got a firm hold of the wo
man and secured lier iu the rigging; could
-tr people on the shore and in boats, and
rouid hail them, but they were unable to help
us- it 2 o'clock p. m., after we had been in
tht; imiring ten hours, Rev. Mr. Ancient, a
«.■junvii of England clergyman, whose noble
conduct I never can forget while I live, got a
ere,,' of four men to row him out to the
wreck : he got into the main rigging and pro
cure! a line, then advanced as far as lie could
toward me and threw it to me ; I caught it,
made it fast around my body, and then
jumped clear ; a sea swept me off the wreck,
but Mr. Ancient held fast to the line, pulled
me back, and got me safely in the boat
was then so exhausted and benumbed that I
was hardly able to do anything for myself,
and but lor the clergyman's gallant conduct,
I must have perished soon ; the woman, af
ter bearing up with remarkable strength un
der her great trials, had died two heurs be
fore Mr. Ancient arrived; her half nude
l*ody was still fast in the rigging, her eyes
protruding, her mouth foaming—a terrible,
ghastly spectacle, rendered more ghastly in
contrast with numerous jewels which spar
kled on her hands ; we had to leave her body ;
it is probably there yet; the scene at the
wreck was an aw'ful one—such as I had
never witnessed before, and hope never to
witness again ; but few bodies drifted ashore«;
most of them, with such articles as came out
of the ship while I was on her, were carried
:o sea.
The steamer Delta has just arrived this
evening with the survivors of the wreck, and
arrangements are being made to have them
all well cared for. She reports that the At
lantic has not broken up, and the cargo,
which is large and valuable, is not, there
fore, adrift, with the exception of that
on deck, which was' very little. Several
vessels with diving apparatus have arrived at
the wreck and commenced operations for the
removal of the dead bodies and cargo. The
sea Avas still rough, but the wind had gone
down so that they could approach the locality
without danger. The Carlotta's passengers,
who got in early yesterday morning, say the
night Was very dark, rainy and windy, and
that they were very anxious. She saw noth
ing of the Atlantic. The disaster Avas so soon
over that hundreds could knoAV nothing of
the danger of three hundred women and chil
dren. A iuajority were swept out of the steer
age, and, drifting beyond the vessel on im
mense waves, were caried seaAvard to be seen
no more. The bodies recovered will be buried
in Prospect Village.
The names of the steerage passengers
saved are: Robert Wood, Edmund Tye,
Taos Culy, M Greener, Jas Bateman, Ed
mund Egan, Ilenry Jones, Joseph Carroll,
P Kelley, Benj Burns, P Carroll, P Dunn,
Jolm McNamara, Wm Kelley, E Cornwall,
Win Malone, Alfred Brenan, Thos Sinclair,
Peter Macadam, Robt lloAvlett, Pat Baglan,
Otto Anderson, II M Hansom, John Sirensk,
P It Peterson, O P Hanson, O R Anderson,
E M Neilson, Wm Cunningham, C M II
Chanson, E B Lawson, R E Srenson, L P
Thomson, A Hansen, J 31 Johnson, Chris
tian Curling, J L Johnson, John Richards,
John Standland, John Lucas, Geo Parker,
Allearie Gioyani, M Sclnvartz, Jacob Schmidt
Charles Johnson, Dubler Zeuck, G Siever
niiin, John Fungo, John Dinoter, Edward
Mills, Jas Lucas, Jas Doran, Fred Potter,
Clause Classhicht, John Smith, Wm Booth,
'll ms Keyes, Pat Sampson, W H Hayman,
Chas McCabe, Wm Hayman, Emile Ellinger,
Victor 3Ieyer, Robt Thomas, Thos Beering,
Wm Smith, Richard Taylor, Geo Smith, M
Anderson, Wm Kelly, Rieh'd Reynolds, Pat
Sutcliffe, Pat CosgroA'e, Wm Wood, Simon
Flimi, Jas Boyle, Edmund Doherty, J A Pe
ters, John Burkmau, Johanness Deer, Jas
Bryan, T J O'Sullivan, Chris M Pederson,
Chas llavillon, Michael Sullivan, Pat O'Con
ner, Pat 3Iore, Pat R Reilly, Thos Pratt,
Osmond G undersen, Jacob Schmidt, 3Iichael
Collins, Thos Wilson,- Dan Walsh, Ilenry H
Shammay, R E Priteher, Michael Kelly, An
drew Schwartz, Wm Shaw, Neil Sulscn,
Richard George, John McGrath, Peter An
<ie rson, Aug Brigelsen, Hugh Hughes, John
Williamson, Thomas VIoffat, Pat Sullivan,
I lenry Parsons, Pat McGrath, Andréw Stool
Bursou, J A Joleansen, Harris Hanson, Chas
Groom, Jolm Wakerliam, John Carlsen, R
Luusem, Theo Colsen, Edmund Guyner, C
Huff, llans Bernder, Pat Graceford, Peter
Reilly, R Smith, J C Elly, F Roby,0 J Nelson,
K Thompson, C Cornelius, Henry Jacobs,
Wm Worthington, James McGrath, John
Handley, Thomas Cunningham, Wm Hay,
Patrick llaimon, Michael Carmorly, Thos
Booth, Jonas McCallister, M Christian, Mr
folk, August Eltiskc, Jos Telleff, Alfred
\ oliski, A Gustave, John Hessel, Frederick
Wavdon, Wm Glandfield, Chas Morris, Wm
Hawk, John Wren, Thos Murphy, Hamilton
Seadon, Hugh O'Neil, Peter Sussey, Peter
Levert, Michael Senover, Jos McClatchy,
j nos Manning, Alex Cameron, Benj Peck,
{hos Connolly, Pat Connolly, Peter Rogers,
,Ju ° Schwartz, Wm Shutt, 3Ir Lesedall and
son, W Wattam, Michael Schwartz, Michael
Burn««, j>an Reedly, Chris Chrincraft, Thos
xfUlTiu, Marcus Erison, Neil Neilson, Jno
• r un a* Thos Medical f, Cornelias Driscoll,
i eraoee McCarthy, Peter Mormon, James
lenry Jno Planseer, Fred W Keehn, Jno
Michael Sullivan, Wm Parker, Robt
arter, Alfred Bishop, Cornelius Scanlon, C
Auderson, James Foley, G Keski, Michael
t Jno Wreckenburg, Alex Parrich,
Vq? Qy Inn > Jno Swanki, Jno Learner, Wm
ai on tine, A * Bier, Cornelius Suffi van, Peter
Riland, Chris Anderson, N E Johnson, Owen
Donnelly, John 3Iander, Michael Hannay,
Jno Donnelly, Jno Starver, Jno R Jones,
Martin Coyle, Jno Wadley, Wm Roland, Jno
Lowe, Patrick Sattcry, Thos Farrell, Jolm
Doyle, Jeremiah Neal, Peter McKay, A
Huxley, Jas Walsh, John Balton, Jas Flan
nagan, Jno Taylor, Jno 3Iurphy, Thomas
Redney, Jno Tapman, George Russel, Jas
Kelly, N Sullivau, Jno D Jackson, Francis
Williams, Jno Holland, James Pratt, Daniel
iWoorc, Richard Nesbitt, Arthur Devlin, Wm
Coghlin, Stephen Hammel, John Anderson,
Daniel Schelby, Edward Feggins, Thomas
Trevereanx, Wm Barron, Edward Doyle, M
Ivalfon, Michael Cunningham, Thos Chap
lain and John Owen. Total, 336, besides 77
coming up in the steamer Lady Head.
About one-half of the steerage passengers
were lost, and all the books, so their names
could not be obtained.
Halifax, April 2.— The Delta's passengers
were landed at the -Cunard wharf late this
afternoon. They were generally men from
20 to 25 years of age. 3lany of them were
in a pitiable condition—without shoes, their
feet swollen and bruised ; their clothes tom
and drenched ; some with bits of carpet, mat
ting and blankets around them; and all fret
ted and sick from exposure. On reaching
the locality it was found that a considerable
number than at first named were picked up
and saved, among whom were old and feeble
persons, Avho died after being rescued, from
exhaustion and cold. The passengers Avere
taken care of by the Cunard agents. About
150 of them go on the steamer Chase to Port
land to-morrow, and the remainder going on
the steamer Falmouth to-morroAv night if
there is room for them. About 100 bodies
have been recovered The agents here have
ordered 100 coffins to be sent doAvn at once.
The city authorities and the Provincial Legis
lature have taken measures for the relief of
the passengers that require it. It is under
stood that the government will commence an
investigation at once.
Nkav Youk, April 2.— A rumor obtained
circulation to-day that Capt. Williams, of the
Atlantic, Avas discharged from the service of
Williams & Guion for unseamanlike conduct,
and Mr. Curtis, passenger agent of that line,
said he had heard at times that such Avas a
fact. On the other hand, Mr. Spark, agent
of the White Star line, says that Capt. Wil
liams on leaving the employ of Williams A
Guion, received from that company most flat
tering testimonials.
Boston, April 2.— The folloAving is a spe
cial to the Evening Traveller, dated Halifax,
April 2d : Only three or four cabin passen
gers Avere saved from the Avreck of the At
lantic, one Englisman and two or three
Frechmen. Only one lady passenger at
tended to save herself, and she was frozen
to death in the rigging and fell into the water.
The purser is among the lost. Some of the
passengers arrived in this city to-day, and
they giA*e harrowing details of the calamity.
The Atlantic had 850 steerage passengers and
30 saloon passengers. There Avere tAvo births
during the voyage, the creAV numbered 142,
and 14 stoAvaways were discovered. 300 in
all Avere saved, out of a total number of
Halifax, (Evening) April 3.—There is
nothing of importance from the Avreck to
day. Robert Thomas, a quartermaster, makes
the folloAving statement: At 2 o'clock I went
upon the bridge with the 2d officer, 3Ietcalf,
and told him not to stand into land, as the
ship had run her distance, and to niaké Sam
bro light from my calculations, when he told
me that I was neither Captain nor mate. 1
then went to the 4th officer (Brown) and
asked him if I should go on the mainyards,
as lie would not see land until he struck? He
told me it was of no use for me to go up. I
then relieved the man at the wheel. At 2:30
the 2d officer told the Captain, who was re
posing in the chart room, that the Aveatlier
Avas getting thick. The 2d officer then went
outside of the chart room, when the man at
the lookout called, "Ice ahead!" They were
then among ice, and shortly after the ship
struck. The time was 3:15. I put the helm
hard-a-starboard, and reversed the engines at
full speed astern. I then left the wheel-house
and went to the after wheel-house, got axes
and distributed them for the purpose of cut
ting away the boats.
Every care and attention has been bestowed
upon the survivors since their arrival here,
by the marine department, city authorities,
the Cunard Company, and private citizens,
many of whom cheerfully contributed towards
the distressed passengers and seamen. To
day the Archbishop of Halifax received the
following* dispatch :
Neat Yobk, April 3.—Draw upon m« for $500 and
expend the sam ; amount upon the survivors of the
Atlantic. „
(Signed) T. A. VYSE, Jr., No. 531 Broadway.
Happily, the generous sum will not be re
quired, as the passengers desire nothing at
present but to be speedily forwarded to their
Some incidents of the disaster are related
by the survivors, which are harrowing. At
one time during the weary Avatch before
dawn, the forebpom broke loose from its
fastenings, and swinging around instantly
crushed to death about 200 persons gathered
upon the deck. Several pfersonsgare reported
to have been drowned in life-boats, which,
not being properly managed, were overturned
and drowned the unfortunates before assist
ance could be rendered. Some who had life
buoys and endeavored to reach the rock by
means of a line from the vessel, and not hav
ing them properly adjusted, but on the lower
part of their bodies, were floating with their
heads down, and in this way many were
drowned before reaching the rock. One
young man with no clothing on save a shirt
and vest, with two life buoys fastened about
his body, leaped into the water and attempted
to reach the rock. The passengers who gave
this statement, say that they endeavored to
dissuade him from the attempt and he hesi
tated, but when they were finally rescued and
landed on the shore, the body of the young
man Avas the first they saw and the life buoys
were still on him.
Among the passengers was a native of the
old country, who had been In the United
States for some time, and who had lately re
turned to England to bring out his wife and
family of fivechilden to his home in the New
World The father, mother and children, all
^Several uassengers landed from the steamer
Delta yesterday were conslderably bruieed
about tie body and lower limba. One man
had both legs brokçn, and others were so sore
from being knocked against the rocks that
they werescarcely able to stand, andI three.or
fnnr had to be sent to the hospital last night
witness the manner m which many of the
persons metibeir death
dppkln conseauence ~
e to reach the
~ «.gang
oSyiobedashed to d<
of the ship. _
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The only youlh 'SSL
makes the following statement. My name is
John Hinley; I am about 12 years of age;
got aboard of the Atlantic at Liverpool with
my father and mother and a young brother;
we all belonged to Ashton, Lancashire. He
was asleep in his birth, when a great noise
awakened him, and although he did not hear
any voices there seemed to be a great rush
and he tumbled out of bed into the crowd,
the greater portion of whom passed him, but
he saw six* men croAvding into a top birth in
the upper sterrage amf he followed them.
One of the men broke through the window
and got out and the boy did the same, one
kind hearted individual pushing him through
before he had made his oavu egress. Once
outside he held on by ropes until himself and
companion Avere rescued by a life-boat. What
became of his parents and brother he did not
knoAV, but it is certain they Avere droAvned.
The family were on their Avay to New York
at the invitation of tAvo married daughters,
who had settled there.
The creAV Avas one of the hardest ever gath
ered on any vessel. They Avere picked up
about the Liverpool Avharves and docks, and
it Avas Avith the greatest difficulty that they
were kept under control during the voyage.
The storekeeper states that one of them made
an attempt to snatch his watch chain one
night, but Avas foiled. On another occasion,
during a storm on the 25th of 3Iarcli, he
states that some of the creAV attempted to
break into the spirit room, and it avus for
awhile feared that force would have to be
used to prevent them, When llie boats came
from the shore to rescue the survivors, the
sailors repeatedly pushed passengers aside
or knocked them down, ami then jumped
into the boats themselves.
New York, April 3. —The harrowing de
tails of the awful scene attending the loss of
the steamship Atlantic continue to be received.
All the women avIio Avere asleep at the time
the ship struck Avere droAvned in their berths,
the heavy seas which constantly poured over
the vessel and filied her preventing them from
reaching the deck. Some Avomen who shoAved
rennvrkable presence of mind and apprecia
tion of the aAvful situation, only reached the
deck to be Avaslied into the sea and drowned
One woman, following the ^example of the
sailors and the stronger male passengers
took to the rigging and Avas lashed there to
keep her from being SAvept away, and she
froze to death in that position. 8oon after
some men on shore wrote on a black board
"Cheer up. Boats are coming to your assis
tance!" The announcement avus responded
to by hearty cheers from the ship. After
half an hour of aAvful suspense men Avere
seen on the island carrying a boat over the
rocks, and soon it was launched and took off
three boat loads from the outlying rock.
While rescuing those men, Captain Williams
and the passengers called loudly to the creAV
of the boat to come to the ship and take them
off first, as they were in the most imminent
danger, the Captain saying, "I Avili give $500
for every boat load rescued. The boat after
wards made for the vessel and took off two
boat loads. Half an hour later another boat
came and rescued many of those clinging to
the rigging.
Freeman D. 3Ieckwall, a cabin passenger,
telegraphed from Halifax that he will remain
at the wreck until the bodies of the lost cabin
passengers are recovered, and that the bodies
of 3Irs. Fisher and 31iss Merritt have been
secured, and there are hopes of securing
those of 31r. and Mrs. 31erritt, Miss Scrim
ser, and John II. Price.
The Liverpool agents of the line this morn
ing, telegraphed Mr. Sparks, the New York
agent, as follows : The Atlantic's deviation
to Halifax is incomprehensible. The quan
tity of coal on board was 967 tons, against
an average consumption during 18 voyages
of 744 tons. '
Without explicit statement, the engineer's
supposition is that the vessel, in consequence
of head winds and rough Avcather, was
obliged to burn largely in excess of the usual
allowance, and run for. Halifax for a fresh
supply. A portion of the passengers saved
are expected in this city on Saturday by
steamer from Halifax, and arrangements are
making to obtain subscriptions for their re
lief. The steerage passengers are in a very
destitute condition. The steamer Algeria,
which sailed March 22d, will bring a list of
the passengers whose passages were prepaid
here, also to their destination.
The underwriters of New *York have dis
patched the wrecker, Wm. H. Merritt, w'ith
divers and full instructions, to Halifax, to
take charge of the Avrecked steamer, save
the vessel and cargo, and make all possible
provision for saving and preserving the
bodies of the lost. The coast wrecking com
pany dispatched a steamer to-day Avith a full
wrecking company to carry out this object.
A dispatch from Halifax states that the At
lantic is broken at the fore mast.
Halifax, April 3.—Captain Williams Avent
to the scene of the w r reck to look after the
property. Hopes are entertained that the
greater portion of the cargo will be saved.
The vessel is still in the same position, with
her bow r and masts out of the water. The
statements are made that the. crew' indulged
in the plunder of dead bodies. An instance
is.related of a wretch who mutilated the hand
of lady to obtain possession of a diamond
ring on her finger. The bodies of Mrs.
Fisher, of Vermont, and 3Iiss Merritt, of
Chicago, w'ashed ashore yesterday, and lay
side by side among eighty others. These
bodies will be forwarded to their respective
homes. One woman passenger Avas confined
only six hours before th e disaster. Tw o men
reported saved, but whose names Avere not
known, have arrived here. They are James
Bateman, of London, and Edward 3Iills, of
Belfast. Bateman is the only one who suc
ceeded iu getting his wife up in the rigging,
where she died from exposure. It is not true
that the Collector of Customs here has been
ordered to hold an investigation. None of
the officers or men are detained in custody to
give evidence. A statement Avas made in the
evening papers to that effect, but it is authori
tatively denied by Collector 3IcDonald.
Halifax, April 4—A steamer bas arrived
from the Avreck of the Atlantic. The ship is
still almost intact. Only a few packages of
her cargo have come ashore. The swell con
tinues so heavy that the divers cannot work.
If the w'eather continues # fair most of the
cargo can be saved.
One hundred and sixtj'-four is the exact
number of bodies found up to this morning,
and the work of burying them has com
menced. A gang of men will be sent down
this evening to help the fishermen that are at
work. Among the bodies announced as re
covered is that jof Sumner, of San Francisco,
which was brought to this city to-day and put
Into a metalic coffin, to await orders from bis
friends. The report that the body of Mrs.
Fisher had been found is not correct. The
bodies of John H. Price, H. 8. Hewitt and
Mr; Merritt, of New York, and the 2d officer,
Metcalf, *h*Afe been recovered. As soon os'
the divers get at work it is hoped that the
bodies of tne remainder of the cabin passen*
gers will be recovered. The bodies of the
steerage passengers and crew are buried here.
The story that Albert Sumner committed
suieide is false. A friend who was saved
says that Sumner held on to the Avreck until
washed off.
The Captain says the stories of the mutila
tion of the crew are false, and that the re
ports of robberies are largely exaggerated,
lie says the people of Prospect did all they
could for the living and dead, but among the
crowds that flocked to the place from the sur
rounding country, some robbed the bodies
when they could get a chance.
Portland, Maine, April 3. —A dispatch to
Captain Coyle says all of the Atlantic's pas
sengers leaÂ'e Halifax at 9 o'clock to-night on
the Falmouth, arriving here at midnight of
Friday, and from hence Avili be conveyed by
the Eastern Road to Boston, and the Fall
RiA r er Line to NeAV York.
New York News.
Neav York, April 4. —Four prisoners in
jail at Brooklyn, awaiting trial on charges of
forgery and check raising, w'ere dectected
yesterday attempting to make their escape.
A keeper heard the sound of hammering in
the cellar occupied by the prisoners, and on
investigation it was found that they had loos
ened the stones of the prison Avail by means
of chisels, a jackscrew and a hammer. A
confederate Avas subsequently seen outside
with ropes and hooks, but got off.
The remains of Chas. 31. Barra, author of
the Black Crook, who Avas killed on Sunday
evening, Avere buried yesterday at Green
Avood. The funeral services took place at
the Episcopal Church, Greenwich, Conn.
The farewell reception of 3Iiss Emily
Faithful took place yesterday at SteinAvay
Hall, Rev. Dr. BelloAvs presiding. On the
platform Avere many members of the Sorosis
and friends to the movement for the advance
of woman.
Nixon was sentenced to be hanged on the
26th of May. He has completely broken
down, and the prison officers say from pres
ent indications, if he does not die of fright,
he Avili have to be carried to the galloAA's. On
reaching his cell after sentence yesterday he
cried bitterly, and was subsequently found
utterly unconscious. His wife Avas refused
permission to see him.
The proprietors of a number of hotels in
this city announce that they will entertain,
free of charge, all passengers of the Atlantic
passing through here to their destination.
Georgiana Alden obtained an order of ar
rest yesterday, that her divorced husband
might be prevented from leaving the State
until the last judgment of the court had been
settled. Alden subsequently paid o\'er to the
woman $50,000 cash, and the order of arrest
was vacated.
Ten thousand dollars worth «f laces have
been seized by the custom officers on the
steamship Algeria.
Richard Schell and a number of Wall
street brokers propose legal proceedings, it is
said, against the gold clique for $50,000,000
damages, alleged to have been sustained by
the city and county of New York by a con
spiracy with Avhich the clique was charged.
Investigation Avili also be made into the viola
tion of the usury Days by the officers of the
National Banks and others.
Judge Woodruff this morntng granted
habeas corpus returnable on 3Iondav in the
case of Geo. 31cDonnell, of the Bank of
England forgery notoriety, on the ground
that the offence charged of conspiracy to de
fraud is not covered by the extradition treaty.
The case of Robert Bleakley, who shot his
niece, Maud Merrill, in a house of ill fame a
short time ago, was called to-day. The
counsel for the prisoner asked for a postpon
ment of the trial until the committee to be
appointed has taken testimony in Ireland
relative to the sanity of Bleakley's father.
The case goes over until Monday. During
the argument of the counsel of Bleakley, he
said he was ready to try the case of Louis
Resanger, confined in the Tombs on a charge
of homicide, Avhen the district attorney as
tonished the court by stating that he had
never heard of the case.
Terrible Ra.ilroa.cl Accident.
St. Louis, April 4.—It appears that the
railroad accident which occurred at French
Village yesterday afternoon AA'as occasioned
by the carelessness of the conductor of the
construction train. The passenger train Avas
just about to take a side track to let a freight
train pass, Avhen the construction train
Avhich had been passed by the passenger
train a feAv minutes before, and its conductor
must have knoAV n of its proximity—came
thundering around the curve at high speed
and pjunged into the rear passenger coach.
The conductor of the passenger train saAv
the construction train coming, and cried to
the passengers to jump for their liyes. 3Iany
did so, but before all eould escape, the en
gine of the dirt train entered the passenger
coach, and being smashed by the collision,
the passenger car Avas immediately filled with
steam and a number of passengers more or
less scalded. Mrs. John B. Lusk, (or Luke,)
of 3Iorgan county, 3Io., Avhile in the act of
jumping from the train, was caught between
the cars and crushed to death. Her husband,
with an infant in his arms, succeeded in
reaching the platform unhurt. A gentleman,
supposed to be Jas. II. Watts, of Chester,
111., a member of the Illinois Legislature,
was caught between the platform of the rear
car and the engine of the dirt train, and
literally torn to pieces. A young daughter
of Mrs. Griffin, of McLeanboro, received a
jet of steam full in the face and avus horribly
scalded about the head and upper part of the
body. Her eyes were put out, and it is
thought she cannot survive. Mrs. Stebbins,
of 3Ïilwaukee, Avas severely cut and bruised
about the head. Several other passengers
were more or less injured. The engineer of
the dirt train, 3Iichael Fanning, fled as soon
as soon as he saw the result of his careless
Disgraceful Proceedings.
Trenton, N. J. April 4.—A disgraceful
fght took place this morning between the
lobby of the House. Yesterday in debate
Mr. Carse called James M. Scoville a per
jured, mean scoundrel. When 3Ir. Cole and
John Hood, members, met this morning they
engaged in warm words. Scoville came up,
and, mixing in the quarrel, Cole called him a
liar, and was immediately knocked down by
Scoville. The speaker ordered the doors to
be closed, but before it was done Carse rushed
into the fight. Scoville knocked him. down,
and he Avas badly punished while down. The
mayor of Trenton then interposed, and pre
vailed upon Scoville to leave the State House,
when the fight ended. The affair grew out
of opposition to a bill affecting a disposition
of 'some property now in the courts. Soon
after the fight both houses adjounied sine
die, '
Lansing, Apnl 2.—Senator Emerson, ap
pointed Associate Justice, of Utah, b«s re
signed the Senatorship. Many valttäble
books were presented to him.
-Destructive Fires.
Titusville, Pa., April 4.—A large fire oc
curred at Parker's Landing, Pa., last night.
The fire broke out at 9 o'clock and was not
brought under control until 2 o'clock a. m.,
destroying the Parker House, the Cèntral
Hotel the Exchange Bank, the Savings Bank,
the Post Office, the W. U. and Pacific and
Atlantic Telegraph offices, and a number of
other offices, comprising the most valuable
portion of the town. The loss reaehes over
$200,000. Insurance covers a considerable
portion. The fire is supposed to have been
the cause of an incendiary. This is the third
fire that has occurred Avithin thirty-six hours.
A fire broke out at Oil City, Pa., this morn-
ing, Avhich destroyed five buildings on Center
street, the most prominent of Avhich was
Been's block and Stillwell's variety store.
Loss, $50,000. Partially covered by in-
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Rhode lilaiid State Flection.
Proatdence, April 2.—The annual election
for State officers and members of the Legis
lature took place to-day. Henry Howard
(rep.) A\ r as elected Governor by 580 majority,
Avith the remainder of the State ticket, ex
cept Lieut. Governor, for which there is no
choice. The Legislature is largely Repub
lican, as usual.
Providence, April 3.—Fall returns of the
election give Howard, (rep) for GoA'ernor,
9,637 ; Chase, (dem) 3,799. Van Zaiidt, (rep)
for Lieut. Governor, 6,482 ; Ballou, (temp &
rep) 3,933; Wales, (dem) 2,920; scattering,
133. Van Zandt lacks 409 votes of an elec-
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Washitifftoii Intelligence.
Washington, April 3.— One hundred and
twenty-five thousand dollars Avere paid at the
Treasury Department to-day on account of
satisfaction for the 3Iontana Avar claims.
The remainder of the claims Avili be paid as
soon as the proper examination is made.
Washington, April 4.—The territory
aAvarded the United States by the San Juan
Boundary Arbitration was brought under
purview of our postal laws yesterday by the
establishment of three post offices on differ
ent islands.
The officers of the Treasury Department
and members of the eaxmining board of that
department left here last night for St. Louis
and the Southwest, io apply the Civil Service
rules and regulations to such offices of Cus
toms and the Independent Treasury Sendee
as fall Avithin their operation.
Baltimore, April 3. —A centrifugal ma
chine in the Calvert street sugar refineiy
burst this evening, killing Wm. Jordan, aged
24, and Avounding two others.
• Released—Died.
Philadelphia, April 3.—The man arrested
here on suspicion that he w r as Roscoe, the
alleged murderer ef Goodrich, has been re
leased, a Brooklyn detective pronouncing
him not that person.
Capt. Henry May, the largest owner of
sailing vessels in this citr, died to-day, aged
79. ' " ~
3Iilwaukee, April 4.—General John U.
Wooley, formerly Governor of the National
3Iilitary Asylum at this place, died at the
Newhall House at 5 o'clock this morning, of
neuralgia of the heart.
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Destructive Fire.
San Francisco, April 3.—A destructive
fire occurred to-night at Jacksonville, Oregon.
Property to the value of $50,000 AA'as ^le
stroj'ed. No insurance.
London, April 3.—The steamship Atlantic
Avas insured by London companies for $150,
The arrest iu Edinburg of Geo. Bidwell,
the alleged Bank of England forger, Avas ef
fected just as he was about taking his depar
ture for America. BidAvell made strenuous
efforts to escape, and w as only secured after
a sharp chase over a number of garden walls.
On being brought to the station house he was
searched and a number of important letters
addressed to George Bidwell Avere found. He
Avili be brought to London to-day.
A dispatch from Rome says the Pope is
slightly ill. ,
George Bidwell and EdAvard Noyes, after
an examination to-day on the charge of com
plicity iu frauds on the Bank of England,
were released on tiling bonds for their future
The Parliament of NeAV South Wales has
oted $200,000 to aid immigration.
Paris, April 3.—M. Grevy refuses to Avitli
draw his resignation as President of the As
sembly. Casimer Perier will probably
succeed to the chair.
Chauzey has reported in the committee on
capitulation tLat the government has received
its report in 31arshal Bazaine's case, and had
decided to proceed Avith the trial by court
Duke d'Aumale Avas received as a member
of the French Academy to-day. On taking
his seat he madd an address, quiet in tone and
free from political allusions, closing with an
eldquent and patriotic appeal, the last words
of Avhich w T ere is follow's:. "Poor France.
Let her pick upper broken sword, labor and
take heart!"
Versailles, April 3.—The Assembly to
e of excitement and disorder,
with the discussion of the
clauses of the llyons municipality bill.
An election rill be held to-morrow to fill
cused by the resignation of
One of the most promi
nent candidates is Louis 3Iartel, leading man>
of llie Right Centre.
day, after a see:
voted to procee
the vacancy
President Grev
3Iadp.id, .AplI 3. —Senor Castellar threat
ens to resign ue ess the Ministry adopt a more
decisive and enrgetic policy. His colleagues
hesitate to inti rfere' in the conflict between
the people and he municipality of the capi
tal. The popiar leaders declare that the
corporation is i sponsible for future events.
The Cure •: Santa Cruz has arrived at
Vera, with troc >s in close pursuit. His uncle
and sister have led into France.
The Carlists re reported to have shot sixty
prisoners at Be ga.
Seven thons nd minie rines, the first in
stallment of 11000 promised, have been for
warded to Bar dona for distribution among
the people. A call U preparing for a leiy
en masse for d< ense of the province.
A diaturbane occurred yesterday ifi the
artillery barrajks at Valencia, ana,several
men were kilfcd and wounded. Order watf
finally restoi

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