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A TERRIBLE WRECK.
Over 100 Lives Lost by the Wreck
or the Steamer Columbus on the
Rock Bound Coast of Massachu
The steamer City of Columbus left Bos
ton at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon, for
Savannah, G*., carryine eighty passengers
and a crew of forty-five. At 3:45 a. m.
Friday, at Gay head light, bearing south,
the vessel struck on the
outside the Devil's bridge buoy, Martha's
Vineyard. The wind was blowing a gale
west by north. The vessel immediately
tilled and keeled over, water breaking in
an flooding the port-side saloon. All the
passengers excepting a few women and
children came on deck, nearly all wearing
life preservers. All the boats were cleared
away bat were immediately swamped. A
majority of the passengers went ovarboard.
Seven passengers left the vessel on a life
raft and about forty more took to the rig*
The IT. S. revenue cutter D*xter came
along about 12:36 Friday noon and
sent off two boats. Twenty one persons,
one of whom was dead, were placed aboard
the Dexter, and after all persons had been
taken from the vessel, the Dexter proceeded
to New Bedford. Three persons died after
io'ng aboard the Dexter.
The following are 'nimes of the lost:
Tne following is a fall list of the lost:
William W. Wright and wife, Boston.
E. S. nd, lawyer, and wile, Boxbury.
T. K. Hale, produce dealer, Boston.
L?vi Lawrence, residence unknown..
Geerce H. Kellogg, residence unknown.
Dr. H. C. Bartlett and wife, residenca un
Miv Skeane, resi^e^ca unknown.
Mrs. D. A. Samll. Southampton, Mass.
Miss Berth, residence uaknown.
Mrs, Giban, residence unknown.
Oicar lasigi, Turkish consul general at
A. J. Morton, Biston (j'obe.
Helea Briofes Northf rd, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hand and son, Boa
Mrs. H-:nry Siade, Chelsea, Mass.
K. B. Beiyea, wife and two children, resi
Mrs. J. Atkinson,residence unknown.
Mr. L, Divis, residence unknown.
H. J. Kellogg, rcsidenca unknown.
C. Rchardson and wiie, residence un
E. T. Hutchinson and wife, residence un
S. Vance, residence unknown.
L. Bjchelder and wife, Dorchfster.
0. F. James, residence unknown.
James A.. Merrill, Boston.
Hijnry L. Daniels and wife, residence un
Pour dead bodies of men were brought to
New B-dford on the Dexter. Oje has not
bean identified. Two have beeu identified
as H. Brooks, Northboro, Mass., G. Fred
CUendler, Hyde Park. The other is sup
posed, from a cud found in his pocket, to
have been a member of the firm of C.
Ricnardson & Oo., Clinton Market, Boston.
One passenger lost was N. J. Morton, lately
connected witn the Boston Globe, who was
going South for his health.
Tne total number of persons saved was
twenty-three. Five dead bodies were re
cov red, and 119 souls are unaccounted for.
Tne ledges on which ie City of Columbus
struck are considered by mariners one of
the most dangerous points on the coa3t.
Tbe Jedges consist of a formation of sub
merged rocks, constituting a double ledge,
the outer stratum of which is called ''Dev
ils' Rick," boib ledges being called ''Dev
il's it ridge The ledges are abreast the
light on the mainlaadr and ex
tend a little to southward of it.
Tne City oi Columbus was one of the fi
nest vessels on the coast. Site was built in
1878 by John Raacn & Son of Chester, Pa.
It is said that tne steamship was injured at
a lower rate than any other vessel on the
coast Sue was valued at $300 OOG and in
sured for $251) 000— $170,00:) in Eugliah and
$8*),(:00 in American companies.
Ci«pt S. E. Wright is a seaman of exper
ience and excellent reputation. He nas been
in command of steamers ot the Boston and
S^vjnnah lin» since 1860. He commanded
the city of lumbiis since s'ne was pur
chased ty tni line. He never had an Acci
dent until last September, when his wttel
sank a bark off Nauuiufcett.
Republican Congressional Commit
A joint republican caucus of senators and
repr sentatives was held on the night of the
16(h inst., to appoint a congressional cam'
paign committee for the preparation and
circulation oi documents concerning the
subjects pending before congress and also
political information, and tne execution of
such other campaign work as may be
agreed upon by that committee and the Re
publican national committee. The mem-,
hers of the committee agreed up
on by tbe representatives of the states
California, Senator Miller Florida, H.
3isb«r I linois, G. R. D»vis Iowa, Seuator
Allison tusas, Thomas Ryan Massachu
setts, »ei:Htor Hoar Minnesota, W. D.
Was.iburu Miss.ssippi, Judge Jeffords
Nevada, Seuator Jo. New Hampshire,
Senator Blair New Jersey, Senator Seweil:
New York, F. ttisc .cfc: North Carolina,
James, E. 0'tiara Ouio. Wil iamMcKii ley,
Jr. Peiitisvivania, J. M. Campbell South
Caroiiua, E M. Vlacitey Vermont, C. W.
Stewart ves Virginia, Ndttiau Guff, Jr
Wisconsin, Senator Sawyer Dakota, J. B.
RayHioud, l.iaho, Theodore Singiser New
Mexico F. Liena Wasnmgton Territory, T.
Justice—But Somewhat Irregular.
Some three months ago Mary Rose Mat
thews, a b'is-'ht, winsome little girl of ten
yeeis, was adopted, from the Denver Col.,
Catholic Orphan's bome, by Mike Cuddibie
and wife, living on a ranch ten miles from
Onray, a small mining town in the southern
part of Colorado. Oa Sunday the 20th inst,
little Rose suddenly died, and was buried
by the Cuddihie's in a distant part of the
ranch. The little girl was cruelly treated
from th* first, the neighbors said, and her
mysterious death and Burried burial aroused
their suspicions, and tbe coroner of Oursy
was notified. He in-mediatley repaired to
the »nc and exhumed the body, when
unmisiakabie evidences of a cruel deith
were revealed. The body was covered
with kni'e wounds. O lee was broken,
the sbu 1 crnsbed and limbs broken.
She bad no doubc been driveu out in the
winter storm to die. Cud iihie and wife
were itnme 'iatoly arrested and jailed. On
tbe26'h thev were tried and found guilty of
murder. About 1 o'clock in the morning a
b*nd of ma3ked men went to tbe hotel,
where Cuddihie and wi were teajporarily
held in custody, overpowered the sheriff*
guard, and took the prisoners away. ey
both cried out for mercy, bait as they had
ever been deaf to the pleading of little Rose
for mercy, so the vigilanta cloe?d their ears
to the cries of the prisoners. They were
taken outside the town 'imits, where the
woman was hanged to the ridge-pole of a
vacant cabin, while her husband was hung
to tbe limb of a tree on the opposite side of
the road. Their work being done the vigil
ants retired quickly. The bodies were cat
down and buried by the coroner.
THE WORLD'S WHEAT SUPPLY.
Some interesting facts are learned from tbt
December report of the statistician of the
itt'paitment of asricidture, in relation to the
cereal products of the world. It appears thai
the wheat production of the United States is
something over 20 per cent of the quantity
.*J0.irl,r00 bushels. By lookinjr at the fol
lowing flsfiires it is easy to see the countries
that come into most competition with the
:1SS2, bu. 1 Ira
44,548.149 3::. n:i,» s(
i:« ,4Sl.'J(»3 77.7tW,tW!
1.. »OI l,OI I
Great Britain ami
Sweden and Nor
1 liO.OOO.O'Ml I
Total for Enrone..
1,270,1457.1 ~o l.oiit!,o-i
France produces oonsidiTsiblo more lluiu
anv other country in liuropr. and imports
iroiid deal. Hussia. which produces Irs.-, than
I' ranco, exports considerable. The ilclirienrj
in lss i, tis compared with the preceding
vear. in Europe, amounts to about liOO.OOO,
(Mid bushels. or more than two-thirds of tin
entire amount raised In 1'ranee.
i-ieiu in the United States is about 75,001),-1
000. The total wheat product: of this country
for the past- year is nearly as larue as tilt
product of i'rauce and liussia combined.
Fatal Gas Explosion in Boston.
A terrible gas explosion Friday the 18th,
at midnight utterly destroyed the three-story
building, Nos. 157 and l."it Hanover street
Boston occupied by Samuel Orr, hatter, and
several others. The noise of the explosion
was heard nearly a mile away and the force
of it shattered the glass in all the buildings
within a radius ot 300 yards. A moment
afterward the ruins were in flames, and at
this time (1:15 a. m.) are still burning, with
some danger of spreading to adjoining build
ings. Immediately after the explosions,
screams were heard proceeding from the
ruins, which would indicate that a number
of persons—supposed to be at least half a
dozen—perished in tVo ruins. At 1 o'clock
three unidentified bodiea were taken out.
No estimate of the loss of life or property
can be made. Escaping gas was probably
A Pulce and Duchess in Ijevan-1
From (he London World.
The experience of the Duke andDuch
ess of Connaught, so far at least as the I
trip of the steamship Cathay from
Brindsi to Port Said is concerned, shows
that :i Royal Pi nee and his consort may
travel with perfect comfort both to
themselves and their neighbors as ordi
nary passengers in a crowded Peninsular
and Oriental steamer. It is juite possi
ble that a similar experiment made on I
board an Atlantic passenger ship misrht
not have been altogether unattended lv
.the "mobbing" which is the chief terror
in a modern Royal progress. The ordi
nary social life of the Cathay has in no
way been interfered with by the presence
of the Royal party.
A nasty*'•Levanter," with high wind
and tropical rain, into which the ship
passed a few hours after leaving Br:n
disi, brought out the seagoing qualities
of the Duchess, ivhose Mediterranean
yachting experiences in a forty-ton
schooner are now tan ling her in good
stead. She was among the most en ev
idence of the small baud of ladies of he
roine mould who scorned to succumb to
the rough weather. Vigorously prom
enading on a quaking quarter deck
checkmating Colonel Keith Frnzer with
the chessboard placed on a gipsy table
borrowed from the genial Captain Rob
bie's deek-house: joining with the Duke
and Lord and Lady Downe in the even-1
ing whist party ?n the saloon, at tiie
nour wnen ttie" long table is cSocoiated
at frequent intervals witbi the modest
grogs which betoken the speedv turn
ing in" or mounting the lofty bridge and
scanning the entrance to the canal by
the aid of a chart—her Royal Highness
has amply vindicated her claim as the
adopted daughter of a maratime Em
As for the Prince,the bon comaraderw
*vhich he ha9 shown on board the Cath
ay is a happy omen of the populurity
which is sure to attend his co'nmand in
India. There is not one of his fellow
passengers who would not be delighted
io have him as a shipmate on the most
prolonged of voyages. The man who is
disliked on shipboard is he who insists I
on having a certain disposition of the
deck-awnings without consulting the
wishes of his neighbors, and who
ntraysinthe bath-rooin for twenty tnin.
tites, while he kr.oy,u that ten pyjama*
hed and be-toweled unfortunates are
standing, in more or less blasphemous
frame of mind, outside. It is because in
such smal! matters the Duke has been
scrupulously defferental in the comfort
of those about him, that he and the
Duchessare the most popular passen
gers on board the Cathay. And it was
thus that while her Royal Highness, on
Thursday evening, the 8th inst.,won the
sweepstakes on the exact moment at
which the pilot wouid come on board ai
Port Said, the losing gamblers for onci.
were magnanimous, and forbore to cursfi
their evil fate.
California wine makers estimate their
production last year at 9,000.000 gallons,
of above the average quality.
Receipted New Years bills are a good
recipe formutual happiness.
Truth is Mighty and Must Prevail
Is a good old maxim, but 110 more reliable than the 'oft re
peated verdict of visitors that
is the Queen City of a magnificent county and the most
beautifully located of the many new and prosperous places
of North l)akota. It is the
Permanent County Seat of Griggs County,
and, though only a few months old, already has a repre
sentation in nearly every branch of business and each man
enjoying a prolitable trade. Plenty of room for more bus
iness houses, mechanics or professional men. Cooperstown
is not only the
TERMINUS OF THE S. 0. & T. M. E. E.,
hut is also Headquarters thereof. In short, the place is, by
virtue of its situation
The Central City of the Central County of North Dakota.
THE GEOtiHAPH MUJj (ENTER THE COWEKCIAJj CENTER
THE FtNANCI VI, CENTER! THE KAIIJROAD CENTER
here find rest and entertainment at an
Or J. M. BUEEELL, Sanborn, D. T.
Piau on Keqv'St Uniterm Prices to All.
and the outfit-ting point of settlers for fifty miles to the
North and AY est. The energetic spirit of Oooperstown's cit
izens, who in most cases have not yet reached the meridan
of lift1, the singleness of purpose ami unity of action in push-5
ing her interests, have resulted in giving her an envious
reputation for business thrift even this early in her history.
is the acknowledged Eden for settlers and home-seekers. Its
soil is unsurpassed its drainage the very best its climate
salubrious, and its railway advantages par-excellent. Pub
lic land in the countv is becoming scarcer everv (lav, vet
there are still thousands of opportunities for the landless
to get homes.
toward Metropolitan comforts have been made in Coopers
town and the wandering head of the
HEAI TII'l l. AM El.l.tiAM'liV U'l'OIVI'EN HOTEL.
erected at a cost of §*21,000. The man who becomes a eit
izen of (iriggs county's thrifty capital can have, without
price or waiting, the advantages of
GOOD SCHOOLS AND SPLENDID SOCIETY.
The rapidly growing embryonic city of Cooperstown is
surrounded on all sides by the very richest lands in North
Dakota. Cooperstown. situated as it is in the very heart of
a new and fertile region, must boom to keep pace with the
UNPARALELLED RAPID DEVELOPMENT
of the surrounding country. When you stop and consider
the facts you will realize the advantages this new town
enjoys. It being the terminus of a railroad, the entire
country makes it a
UNIVERSAL TRADING POINT,
a fact demonstrated by the merchants already established
and enjoying big trades. Cooperstown is not an experi
ment but is built on the solid rock of commercial indus
try. Sound investments can be made in Cooperstown city
property or Griggs county farm lands by applying to in
Aveaiy traveler can
COOPEE TOWNSITE CCX,"Cooperstown, D. T.