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DEATH OF JOHN ROACH:
THi GREAT AMERICAN SHIPBUILDER
DIES IN NEW YORK.
A Ilrlof HUtorjr of tho Man Who Hull
Ninety l'nr Cent, of tlio Slilpn Hulling
Under the American flag X lteiuarku
l)lo Career Drought to ix Clone.
New Yoiik, Jon. 11. John Roach, tho
famous ship bulkier, died nt 3 o'clock this
morning. lie had been ill for sovornl weeks,
suffering from cancer of the throat. His
affliction wns similar to that of the lato Gen.
Grant. Tho cincerous growth which caused
Mr. Roach's death had eaten its way into
tho side of tho neck below the angle of the
jaw, involving the largo arteries. For the
past fewdavB Mr. Roach suffered great pain,
and to relieve him largo doses of morphine
were injected, aud he was unconscious most
of tho time.
Mr. Roach was born in Mitchelltown,
County Cork, Ireland. His father was a
blacksmith, and very poor. He came to this
country when only thirteen years of ago, his
passage having been paid by an uncle who
resided here. Beforo young Roach arrived
his uncle had migrated to Texas aud young
Roach found himself penniless and a
stranger in a strango land. For days ho
walked the streets in search of work, and
when night came on ho slept wherever he
could, under sheds, in wagons and areas.
He finally set out for one of the brickyard
np in the slate in the hope of getting employ
ment. He walked all the way to Troy, liv
ing on charity by the way, and was re w irded
by obtaining work in one of the brickyards
near that city. The work he had to do wns
wheeling heavy barrels of clay on a wheel
barrow. For this ho was poorly paid, but
stuck to this work and six years after be
came foreman of the brickyard. Shortly
after ho left the brickyard and obtained em
ployment in one of the iron works of Troy.
After learning his trade he returned to this
city, finding w ork in Howell's foundry in
Jersey City. In three years he saved $1,IW0,
hut this was lost by the failure of his em
ployers. He opened a little shop on the East river
front and secured odd jobs iu repairing ships,
engines and furnaces. He gradually en
larged his business, extending his shop down
in the region of the big ships arriving from
all parts of the globe and his future teemed
bright Shortly after his shop was burned
out, and hiving no insurance he was left
pennileiss. He then took a turn nt farming
in Illinois and siii'C ede 1 in giving $1,500
which he invested iu lands in that state.
Tiring of farming ho returned to New York
and established a small factory which
steadily grew in magnitude until it became
known as tho JEtna Iron works, where the
largest engines constructed in the United
States up to that timo were built.
During tho war he made boilers for facto
ries and ships nnd gradually accumulated, a
fortune. Ho built the first compound engines
in this country for Trenton. In 13.li he pur
chased tho Morgan Iron works. Next bo
purchased tho Neptuuo wotks; the Franklin
forge aud n largo property at Chester, Pa.,
where he established in 1970 tho extensive
works known as the Delaware River Iron
Ship Building and Engine works, a corpora
tion of which Mr. Roach was president. It
wns capitalized at $750,000. Ttie panic of
lb73 found him owing $700,000, but his re
sources were equal to the occasion.
Iu 1875 minors of his failure were exten
sively circulated, but thoy were set at rest by
his publishing a statement that he was worth
from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 over all his lia
bilities. In 1834 ho stated that ho was worth
upward of $2,000,000. At several times ho
was interested in various lines of steamers,
including tho Mallpry and Ward's Havana
Ho began building iron ships in 1871, and
built 114 ves-els, mostly at Chester, Pa., rep
resenting a value of more than (350,000,000.
Ninety per cent of tho iron vessels now sail
ing under tho American flag were con
structed by John Roach. Iu the spring of
1883 ho purchased materials for the new
cruisers of the navy, for which he obtainod
contacts. He built six iron-turreted moni
tors out of nineteen constructed by the gov
ernment within about twelvo yoars. At one
timo his fortune was estimated at $5,000,000.
Strictly speaking his recent suspension was
hardly a failure. His assets nearly doubled
his liabilities. Ho claimed that bis credit was
so much injured by the rejection of the Dol
phin that he was compelled to suspend. He
employed altogether 2,400 men nt his various
works, and paid $.'50,000 a week iu wages.
Tho big boat Pilgrim, of the Fall River lino,
is one of the jobs Roach turned out iu latter
years. Ho was a staunch Republican and
worked industriously for his party. His as
signment in July, 18C5, after the refusal of
the Dolphin by the government, nearly broko
his heart. His tears blotted the assignment
paper as he signed his name and hurried
away to his home.
John Roach's homo, which is pictured
here, is a substan
tial four-story and
i basement house on
Fifth avenuo, New
York. It is a
structure', and has
no doubt lci'ti tho
meeting place in
yoars past of many
, of tho publio mon
of tho country nnd
Jsceno of many a
4 momentous discus-
rc- i. i -
Ai wujr lo n i;ujit-
JOHN noAcn'fl uousb. fort to smokers to
fcuow thut Mr. Roach never used tobacoo.
"fiSrnS r ft A
Topic of th Tlii tflviin In n Tern and
Francis Murphy closed his series of lectures
Maxuy follows Reagan to Texas to look
nftnr bis senatorial feinoi.
Tlietato ci avention of sportsmen U called
for Wednesday at Columbus.
Tho Thomas phut-lock is n ground at Island
No. 40. with J0 tons of freight.
The free rnos at Nw Orleans nre declared
off, i -wing to tho entries not being filled.
"Giiind Sontlnol," ahtilllou valued at li5,
000, illo.l ut Kulumazoo, Mien., of blood
The sinking fund coinmisn'oiiers of Ohio
are in New York to refund thu canal lio. di,
amounting to $2,240,00).
Tlio trutoes of the now Hamilton county,
Ohio, court luiu-iO will turn over the building
to til cominisHioiHir.s oil Woilnosd.iy.
Lindsay 11 McKiuley was sent to the poni
tuntiary fo. life by tho circuit court of
Evntisville, hid., for killing John Mai tin.
Charles Emiiry Smith, editor of the Phi'la
ilulp.da Pi'lS', lias entered the New Yimc
senatorial lllit in the interest of .Mr. Miller.
, Chnrter Iiiivh betu fllnd for thirteen pro
p.isod rnilioids to gridiron western Kausa-,
tile pi oject Uding backed by the Union Pa
The Cincinnati Street Railroad company
piopo3us to sell the Cincinnati & Eistei u
turninke to the village oi Avoudala for
Colonel Berry thinks tho Kentucky leglsla
turo will appropriate $50,UOJ for tuo Now
port barracks, aud that a now location will
bo secure 1.
At Ungerstown, Md., James M. Pickett,
ket'pi r of a low groggery, was. shot und
killed by Thomas Brown, a young man of
Mury U. Shoper, daughter of a former
member of the Hamilton county, Ohio, bur,
was sentenced to pay a line of $2)0 lor send
ing restricted drugs through the mails.
S'liutifl Huyues, of Richie township, Will
county, Illinois, shot and fatally wouud.d
John Angooil, living iu the sumo vidiu.ty.
Asgood became temporarily iu-unu, und at
tacked Hyiit's with a butcher knife.
Judge Aaron Shaw, for ninny yearn a
pioiniuent Illinois politician, died at his
home in Olnoy, ILL, Friday u.ylit at the ue
of seventy-six years. During his life he held
the position ot state's attorney, wns a mem
ber of the legislature and of the Forty-Ill tb
congress, and was onco elected circuit judge.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE.
Quotation of the Mony, Stock, l'roiluco,
hiiiI Cattle lnrkt lor .miliary to.
New Your.- Muuj,4Mi iChtc n . Kxca:ni!;e
steady. (!j era.iiK.tts . un,;.
Curte.icy e(x4. i'li bid; tours c uipo , 27 'f;
f.'iirh-..id. -.luilrt. 110 b.il.
Th'tttoilc mnrUet peneA strong fn the wliol
Use wit i tno rxci iIj.i of Rietimu d T-ruilnul
wh.chwat wea, and declined 1 1 HH e eg t,
Aftjr tiii.' lira h df ho.ir tue.-e was qultr a steady
buylngof Je Boy Ciiitrul. uhich lesul e I lu un
advance o t i r tole Hit b It o'ciocc of j to
l'4 per c -nt. T o niark't has si. ice b'eu dull,
but tho to .e is , r n -.
Bur. & Qulncy l?-i
CUuadin.i 1' .un c tiO,4
Uinadiitn Sauhuin tij
(J utial I.einc .... iU4
O.. a. O. a. 1 ... 6.J,
Le.Si Hudso.i. .. Iu3
Mich. Cjntr I.... Ii3i
.hi s u I 1' ci.ic lay
N. 1. Central. H--
Nortaue.li-ra. 11!) u
.Soiiliem IVc llo 2.4
do preteired t0
Ohio & ZUiA -J))
Poc no Mall . . 4 Ja
Heading.. . 89m
K,cc Ihlanu ... l.Bi
bt. Paul Hli
do prererrel UdH
U'lon Pucino.... 5 i
Weitern Union. . 71,tt
Del., hacc, Jt W, U
Denver & Kio a
Erie sec aid
Illinois Coat al.
Jersey Ceair.d. .
Kuusos & Texas
L)iilsvillo it Mush
FLOUK-Kanoy, $3.754.00; funUy. 3.8fi
'WHKAT So. 3 red, 80 .8io; No. 3, Oi 84)u.
COi.N No. 3 niixed, 3.0. No. 2 tiilxed, J8j.
OATS No. 3 nix d, 6. ft -30.; So. 3 mixed.
0 v30)o, .nu. 3 uiiue. 31 . alc.
iOK.v Fdiniiy, tiaWlioBs. regular, U2.50
LA.tl Kettle. CJ0c.
hAUON Sho t.Cieur sides, G'rfGJdc.
CUKKiiK l'riine to coco O.ilo, JlalS;
Nnw o k, 13(ldc.
POUL.THY w'jixmon chickens. $-.'.233 50 per
lo..en; lt.ir to pi line, $3.i0h3.50, choice, )3.i5J)
4.0j; ducks, tS.UO 3.00; live iu i.ey, t) DtJHjO.
WOOLr L'ntvushod medium cl itlu g, 3ja20o;
fine uii'il.io, 20g,ilc: comiiKii. 15(j;ioc: lieece
washed medium ciuihini;, 31 t3Jc. i-oiiiuIdk, 30 p
3.o; tine iiierino.X and XX; 3S.3 c; burr and
cots, ill jlio; tub washed, 3i(!i3!jo; puikd, 27i9
ilAY N. 1 t m -thy, 1.00gl1.5;N. 3, 110.00
0(,iO.jO. niixid, ,u.0i;pra.iie, 7..0,u7,6J, whea.,
oiiis unit ne straw, j5.00a0.lW.
t'AllLK ioodtdeiuiiceuutehai-s. ?3.50&4.85;
far, 3.7j 34; c mtiioii, U.Sii3.S), stockeis
aiaiieidrs, 3.5(3.Si; yeiiriings and calves,
HO j.. Sb ect bi.tohers,?4.iO(i4.85: fair to cood
packing, ,J..0j4.US; fair lo kooU lUht, ;4.30
4.4S:c mm n. t3.USt4.3J: culU, 8.23 1.3.S0.
SllK.'.r Oomiiion to fuir, 3 7S 8.5J, good to
Ci.oioi, .75 l.00; coiunion t.i fuir mains, )3.75
4.50, g od to clio.o , 4.75 U.5.M.
lloaton IVool Market.
Ilecelpts of wool the past weeic S.3I7 bales do
mestic, 1,38. bales fon.iKU. Sa.es 2,98(J,3J0 xuuils
doiiiuiliu; H'-i, oo, pounds foieign. Quotations:
Ohio XX, and above. 3tt&3rc: Ohio XX, c6o; Ohio
X, 3)vc; Ohio So. 1, 3i,a3cj Michigan X,
33o; Michigan No. 1, Sfio; tine Ohio
delaine, 8ic: Michigan delaine, &'c; un
merchant, Michigan, -7c; No, 1 combing
washed, .'J v40c; Kentucky three-eighths blood
combhig.Slc; Kentucky one-fourth blood combing,
lW(30o; Texas line twelve nioutlis, vais'.',c; do do
ix to eight months, TiJtZlo; 'iexus medluin,
twel.o iiioullu, 3i(J4iO : do do six to
eight months, 35c; do fall, line, r-GD-Jiic; do
fall medium. i"ie. Georgia uinwislied, 3l?3Jo;
California northern spring free, 35 $3ro, southern
do do, 3AcpSc: lo Lurry and defective, liSmltlo; fres
fall 15 yi.'lcisjulauni fall, 141 Jo, Eastern Oregon
ordinary, 17(9lUo: dodo choice, 32j935o; Vahoy
Oregon No. i, 3?ajiic: do do No.3. ijftidc; do do
No. 3, 3 1 .So; Wjmlng tine, S03io; do three
eights blood, 2l'(3Jo; do one-half blood, 33d
35Vic: Kansas choice fine, 33a33c; do medium,
24,&35a; Montana tine 33931o; do uver
age, 333.io tine medium choice, 3 1(sp3i5c; do
do average, 3l(3lc; medium cliolce, 35o: do
average. 3J4'.'lc; low, 3o; California pulled, 84
($38o; Mains supers, 4-'c; eastern lambs supers,
40c: do Asupeis, J.-i4io; western supers, 30 .5o;
extra. 3Si3c; Montevlodo, 'Uo; Australian
cross-bred, 30 443o; Australalu oomblng, 30 QtVJoi
Australian clothing, 8l'a3Vc.
WjiB T S . t rod state, HOUoj No. 3 rd win
ter. Keiauaiy.'J.J tfii May, U7)Jc.
COHN dixuil, o ish, 474o : Kel)runry, 40.
OA'18 So. 1 whit htaU-, 41o: No. 3, 404c
CATl'Lli 3.U ..iS.bO per 100 lbs. livo weight.
IO(iH-.35 u4:.5 per 100 lbs.
BIIEKP ,3.U) n5.il per 1 011)3. live weight.
COTTON iulet: Middling uplinds.O 91Po: do
Orleans 0)40 Ja uiry, 9.42c; February, 9.53o;
March, 9 Uic; A ri.9.75o: May, .85o; June, 9.0lo;
July, 10.0,'c; Aug. 10.U8C
CAlTuK-Blow; recelpt-s 1.55S head; ship,
meats, ol3 1ioj.i1: prune, 4.G5 4.b5; fair to good,
IIO08 Aeilvo; roceijitw, 7,830 head: ship
ment , 4,oo head; l'lilladelphlas, 6.I035.18:
orlcers, )-l.8J"I.OO; commou to liht, U.S
bHEKr-rAetlve: prlois unchanged; receipts.
,6V4) nead; snip mnm, 1,00 head; prime, t4.'K5
.00; fulrtagnoil, ?3.54.35; oommou 2.UX&
OATTLJ-0 10 ce to oxtra shlpvianr, J8.48
1.10: common to hilr, Jl.5058.85; stockerd and
feeders, 2.L0 ij,) 75, Te.xons. corn-fed, ?S.35
nOQH Fair to gix-d, 13.01 I.CO; mixed pack
It'lSt i4.05avl.45, cho oj hsavy, 1.43 LVS.
"I want Bomcthing to cure my cough. I have tried our doctor, and almost every jiiojirictary medicine I ever heard of, but nothing
Bccms to do mo nny good," adatly Buid to the clerk in a largo drug-store.
j "Gooch's Mexican Syrup gives the most general satiufaction o nny tiling we Jiavc ever sold, nnd is pronounced by some of our
moBt prominent people to be the best remedy for coughs and lung troubles ever put upon tho market. Wc Bell more of it than nlL
other cough remedies put together. You see our customers risk nothing in buying, as the proprietors authorize all druggists to
guarantee it ; bo if this does not give you satisfaction, we will refund tho money. It has made some remarkable cures." he replied,
-A- "WOKID TO COOiTS'CraE'l'I'VEJS.
ConBumptivcs, because all other tilings fail, belhve not that Gooch's Mexican Syrup will. CONSUMPTION CAN BE CURED.
Tuberculous matter is nothing more than nourishment imperfectly organized. Now, if wo can procure the organization of this food
material so that through the process of electric all'mity it may take its place in tho system, wo can euro tho disease. This is just
what Gooch's Mexican Syrup does : It at onco stops tho progress of tho disease by preventing the further supply of tuberculous
matter, for while tho system is under its influence all nourishment is organized and assimilated. It controls Coughs, Night-Sweats,
and all other symptoms of consumption. GOOCH'S MEXICAN SYRUP HAS CURED THOUSANDS AND IT WILL CURE YOU.
111191UU1.U; jo iicuduuv n iiiu won.) uiiu liiu uc given 10 cniiuren Willi penuci Baiciy. x uuuiui nuiutuiaiu iciivi. viergymuD,
lawyers and other public speakers will be greatly benefitted by using this remedy to clear and strengthen tho voice. This medicine
is prepared and every bottle warranted by CINCINNATI DRUG & CHEMICAL CO., 64 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. For salo
hv all (IrilCfJlBtS. B0 CtS. ner bottle. If vnnr morlipinn dp.ilrr lmnn't it nnd wnn't tfit it for VOU. send US CO cents nnd we will Rfnd n
bottle, expressage prepaid to any part of the
Headquarters For. ALL KINDS
C. S. MXXTEB, C&BB.O.
MALT3Y, BENTLEY & CO.,
Wholesale nut) Itetnll
TOBACCOS AND TEAS
Fine Concord Wine for medicinal purposes.
No. 19. Market Btreet.
Gas and Steam Fitter.
M Orders promptly attended to. No. 25
Beoond street. marlB
House, Sign and
Hhop a few doors above Yanooy & Alexand
er's Hvery stable, second street. dtf
AX Via ANNA FKAZAK,
DRY Q00DS and NOTIONS.
1 hnve always on hand a mil uupply ol
Honool Books, nnd have lust received a large
assortment ot new mllllnnry sonda,
rytJDKWITT C. FKANHXIN,
Oflloei Hntton Htrect, next
door to Poxtoftfoe.
Health 1b woaltli. Wealth means indepen
dence. The Keynote Is Dr. BosanUo's Cough
and LunK Byrun, the beat Cough Byrup In tho
world. Cures Cougho, Colds, Patna In the
Quest, Bronohltlsand Primary Consumption.
One doso gives relief In ev6ry case. Tnko no
other. Price GO centa and 91.00. Bnmplos froo
Bold by Qoorgo T. Wood
No Winter Goods to be carried over. At some price they
must go. Newmarkets at $3.00,
halt former price; Children s Cloaks, 25 to 66 per cent, less
, than cost the whole lot to be closed out at a great sacrifice ; Red
Flannels at 15, 20 and 25 cents per yard ; Grey Flannels at 12i
15, 18, 20 and 25 cents per yard ; Grey Blankets, large size,
$1.00, 1.25, 1.50 and 2:00: White Blankets, $1.25, 1.50, 2.00,
2.50 and 3.00 per pair ; Dress Goods at 12, 15, 20 and 25 cts.
'per yard; Cashmeres and Tricots marked down less than cost;
Good Jeans at 20, 25 and 35 cents per yard ; Woolen Hosiery
reduced to close; cut prices made on all Winter Goods. Re
member the place : 24 Market street,
CHEAPEST STORE IN TOWN!
J.W. Sparks & Bro
Nesbitt & McKrell
Have received a large consignment of
CLOAKS and WR APS
of the Latest Styles, from one of the best manufacturers in the
country, which they offer at astonishingly low prices for CASH.
They have also the largest stock of Christmas Novelties ever
offered in Maysville. Come early and get the choice goods.
Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Clocks, Bllverwaro, Bpectacles, Gold PenH nnd Itnportotl
Novelties. The LargeM Btock, Finest OoodH, LnUst Rtyles and LOWtiHT fRIUEB In Mays
ville. Htorcut 43 Hconil Nt., MuyhVlIIe, Mil 17 Arcade, Vlnciuuntl,
3.50, 4.00, 4.50 and 5.00, just