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HANNIBAL DAILY JOURNAL.
TXBJU 07 133! DAILY JOTHISIX, laAdvaata, 03 for tkrtt month. O. CLEMENS, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. WEDNE8DAY EVENING, MAT 4, 1883. TKBMS OV AD7ERTI81H0 IN THE DAILY JOURNAL. First Initrtlon, Flu Cent Line ; Each Irucrtlon silent ards, Two and Htlf Cents a )Im. Advertisements will bt published from tlx to twelve dtys tt Two Cenlt a Lint for etch instrtion, Including tbt Ant ' V , " . "W PLA5X BOAD TBOX PALXTSA TO lOTlO; (OS TO HAINIBAL, VIA IOTIO.) We understand that the 'friends of this metiure have obtained about $7,000 in stock, an 1 intendappealiag to the county for aid. We art glad to hear this. The citizen of Hannibal will readily vote for a county subscription of stock, and will individually subscribe liberally. The title of the road, as inserted in the Arti cles of Agreement, Is the "Philadelphia, Palmy ra and Scipio Plank Road." The river is in fine boating order now, and this trade is well stocked with boats. Mat. Job. Bowib, the most popular clerk on the riv er, is en the Jeannie Deans and we therefore recommend this steamer to the favorable notice ef the traveling public The Keokuk packets are doing an immense amout of business. See their card in another column. tJ- The Mayer of Boonville has offered $100 reward for the apprehension of Andrew Ramsay, who fatally stabbed Wm. Cartner with a knue at a dram shop in that city on the 19th inst. A dispute ocourred between the parties about some gambling copartnership. Ramsay is dv Dinn ana irishman, partner leaves a widow and five or six children. Brunswicker, From the San Francljco Whig and Advertiser, April 1, Burning of the Independence! TcrrlbU Stent on tat Beaehl Interesting Particulars by Sr. Torbttfc (Conclusion.) The progress of the boat was watohed with eager eyes by the assembled multitude on board the ship ; but, as some el the sailors on board had predioted, she was swamped by the surf, the lino was lost, and the venturers, with their boat, were thrown upon the beach, the two men bare ly escaping with their lives. A seeond boat was now lowered and manned by volunteers from among- the firemen, who. we do not heii. tate to say, nave shown themselves the most no- Die hearted and heroio of men by their fortitude and courage through the terrible soenas which followed. These brave fellows reached the ehore and succeeded in making a small three inch hauling line fast to a projection rock, which was at once hauled taut by those on board. T he precise object of this line we do not per eeive, as it seems that immediate use was not made of it, and the third boat was lowered bv order of the captain; this boat was put in charge of Capt. Steel, an experienced shipmaster, who was a passenger on board. During this time the ehip remained immovable, the surf striking her in me stern ami perhaps tending to set her tim er into the sand. The third boat having been lowered, it was found that she was half full of water and ef no service, unless bailed out, and Dr. Torbett sprang into her for that purpose; this effected, six ladies were passed down into the boat, among them were Miss Conway, Mrs. Hayley, Mrs. Seymour and Mrs. Coote; there were two other ladies whose names we have not learned the boat rode the first breaker, but was filled and swamped by the aeoond, and those al ready en shore rushed in te the rescue of the ladies and dragged them on to the beach. Dr. Torbett was in this boat and gaining the shore turned toward the ship at the cries of terror proceeding from her and beheld the quarter deck enveloped in flames. And now ensued one of the most harrowing 1 1 . 1 t . , . count ever recorueu in uio oisiory or, snip. wraok; the flames leaned rapidly across the af ter part of the ship driving the masse before it and dozens sprang into the water and were seen struggling in the surf. All the boats were now rone and it was impossible to retrain the shin from the shore or to render any suooor whst everfdreadf ul eries and soream proceeded from the ship whioh, miegled with the rearing of the eat the crackling of the flame and shouting of those on shore, who oould only gaze helplessly on we aignr, must nave neea an era or terror in the lives of those who beheld it from the beach. As the flame advanced forward the anhannv viotlms were forced into theses, and every surf came freighted with oorpsea or exhausted half drowned men. women ana children. Such eoese his never before been witnessed on th Feolfl coast. To" add to the excitement the flame had now communicated to the powder magatba, which exploded tearing the ran and stern te piece and splintering all that portion of the ship; the two guns surrounded by the flames, also sent their solemn booming over the scsne. Those who were fortunate enough to et within reach of their friends en shore were ragged half dead out of the reach of the surf, while others were swent around the stern of the steamer or out to sea, there being a strong car rent making seaward from the ship. At one moment not less than thirty corpses and bodies of the dying were in the edge of the surf, some of them divested of clothing. Out of a party of eighteen Jews who were on board sixteen per ished from the weight ofooin, it is supposed whioh they attempted to bring with them through the waves. The outward current above mentioned carried off numbera of persons who were good swimmers, or floated, who would otherwise hsve been saved; aeveral women thus floating were swept away, the baggage suoh as would float, also went out with the ebbj none of it wss saved by drifting to the there. VTe nave spoken above ot the manly conduct of the sailors, firemen and coal-passers, Some of these noble fellows, disregarding their own danger, seized little children in their arms, or lashed them to themselves and attempted to gain the shore: several are known thus to have sac rificed themselves. We have no space or heart to insert the numerous affecting instances of courage and self-sacrifice of whioh we have received accounts. Among the most conspicu ous is that of Mr. Tait, of Sacramento, who lost his life attempting te save a son of Mr. Watson They came aahoro together, both drowned. une ot the firemen brought a beautiful boy ashore to his mother who had just been washed to the beach: her husband and two children were drowned, and she supposed this child had shared the same fate the meeting may be im agined. lhe rurser of the ship, Mr. Jas. Freeborn, remained upon the deck until driven off by the tt I I 3 1 I . urn, wnen springing overDoara no ciung to a floating spar, and was washed ashore insensible; he was resutoitated, but barely escaped with his life, being attacked with a violent fever. There is one fireman, known as Tom Sawyer, a M I . 1- 1.1 ... wwa, reomess scamp, our, wnose i suits, be tney wlint tliAv ma. h.Hn.fnlilli li a " '" -MVJ iHWlUU IIVUUS1UIUI UV lUigUkVCIl, the brave fellow, entirely stripped, went to and frara the wreck four times. He is only nine teen years of age. After the third time, and when nearly exhausted with his exertions, he learned that the chief engineer, Mr. Collins, was unable to swim and likely to drown; he imme diately started on again through the surf with a life-preserver, fastened it around the helpless man and aooompanied him to the beach: he was also instrumental in preserving the lives of sev erai otners. Most of those ashore were too exhausted to render assistance to tnose beating about in the surf. Peeple ran about the beach nerfectlv frantic; one party attempted to launch a boat to reach the steamer, but was overwhelmed by the surf, and this accident intimidated others, so that it was imponbleto muster the requisite force to launch a second. Meantime, the shin had be come a living mass of fire; the heat was intense, even on the shore, and every moment the beach received new accessions to the list of dead and dying. The scene was truly harrowing, and when, at last, the steamer was a charred and smoking hulk, her stern lifted, and the swung nesTiiy rouna ana went up broadside on the beach. I Some few provisions were saved from the wreck, such as salt beef, pork, molasses, vine gar, a few tin cans of preserved meats and some cheese, but no water, nor was there a drop of water on the island, whioh we have before ob served, was utterly barren and uninhabited. The usual amount of suffering, particularly among ihe women and children, was exnerieno- ed. During the first day, attempts were made by the survivors, after burying the dead, to procure water ny condensing steam, but the ex periment failed. There were now some two hundred and sev- enty souls congregated on the beaoh. and thev all went without tasting water for fifty-six hours; the salt provisions only aggravated their suneriBgs. onoruy alter the scene we have described above, a party started for the neigh boring mountains, and on reaohing their sum mit they were enabled to descry Magdalena Bay on the mainland opposite, from whioh the Island ot Margarita is removed some fifteen miles; here tney observed four ships at anohor; they proved to be whalers busily engaged in frying out oil, while beyond in th vast panora ma iney discovered several small boats in full chase after a whale, for Magdalena Bay is re sorted to by whale in th winter season. Ob serving this the party descended to the wreok, and the chief mate, the engineers, and a few ethers, slung one of the oannans of the Indenen. denoe, dragged and lugged it with great toil to tno top of the bill, and with what little powder iney naa, urea twice to attract the attention of the whalers j th boats, in their pursuit ef the whale, had insensibly n eared the eastern share of the Island, and were at oaee attracted by the discharge and the tmok against th clear sky. The sound was also heard by those on board the ship, and signal were observed t go up to th mast-bead, recalling the boat. While this sys tem of telegraphing was going on between the hipwrerked and the whaling fleet, another par ty had taken an iron boat belonging to the steam er and carried it bodily across to the lee side of the island, and there launohed it, to pull for the fleet t on their way they I an in wnn mo re turning whaling boats, who were obeying the signal to return. The news ef the wreok of the steamer tnd the dreadful sufferings of the passengers aroused all the natural instincts of sailor hospitality in the crews of the ships. Every boat was at once called into retuisition thev were loaded down . . ... wilu previsions and dispatched to me scene oi wreck the assistsnce did not arrive a moment too soon the women and children were com' pletely exhausted by abitinence. and their suf ferings by the deprivation of water were most aoute. Purser Freeborn went on beard the ship Omega, Captain Fisher, wher every at- lenuon was snown mm ana nis companion Captain Fisher also sent directions that the suf ferers should cross over te the lee side of the island, where boats would be in readiness to convey them on board the shins. Among the incidents of the day arter the wreok a child was born on the btach, and is now healthy and thriving the mother was car ried across the mountains in a hammock and even walked part of the way te the boats Many of the passengers, especially among the females, suffered much for want of doming. The dead were buried near the wreck. Htles were dug in the sand with boards, and each oorpse received a separate grave. The number known te have perished is one hundred and for ty, and as the graves number sixty, there were ot course, eighty who were drowned or burned and whose bodies were not recovered. We have not vet comoleted our list of those who ware buried on the island, but notice among a, .1 . T i . 9 r mo names moso ot cur. Jjenman, or. mmoun. Asa Kittridge, Waukegan, 111., a lame man name unknown, had a wif and child near Eli zabeth. III. Thev had money on their nersons which is in the keeping of Mr, Brigham, at the office of the Vanderbilt Line. The body of aener laroo, of Valparaiso, was not reoovered. He was a Chilian gentleman of wealth and standing in Valparaiso; finding himself driven into the flames, he turned to a few wr.o were about him and offered $aU,UUU to any person who would assist him to save his life; but in such a moment none could think of the offer. Seeing that hla end was near, Sener Larso said; "Fare well 1 It is only oncel" and plunged into the water; he was quickly drowned. The body of Martin O'Meara, an Irish man, was alio lost; he had many friends in New Orleans. Dr. Shaw, who was among the passengers, went back to Mexico by the way of La Faz and Mazatlan ; ho was j. ii1 i n i if 1 1 tnrr $r paskesoebs bated. T B. F. Harvey. Wm. Emery, J. 8. Elwtll, J. Csld tell.Wm. Prct tnd wife, J. W. Collett, M. Barber, t n.vt., mni wife. H. W. Aril. Wm. Btcon, A. Hemphill, D. Morr.hjf. Wm. E. telwell, J. Murphy, K P. So aimers, J. T- Ventrws, E. Elwtll, Cnts. Fuh, H. B. Sutton, E.R- Drtks, D. F. BUhop, 8. Taylor wift snd child , J. 7. Kennell, H. Charles, T. 8. Vaug. btn, W.O. Stokes, E. Light and wift, U NoUp, 0. tiQVIMy D-K V"Anv w"w a F. RortrJ. Mrs. J. B. rat, Homes Firr, (boy,) Mrs. 8evraour, Mist A. J. WeddaH, 8. D. Oilmore, t. O. v, M. FurrtyrH. Fnlsr, E. K. Minnie;, J. K. Wil- hby, O. F. Davis. T. O. Band to. J. A. Trotben, R, (tin. J. flrunidr. Wm. Seolt. B. Ardht. A. P. Lan. eister, i. H. Ltdley, H. H. Dm, lata, H.C. Ubeos Jobs Crools.J M Gotrell, J Howard, A Lincoln, J, Vtf, H Gorton, I Ajntuii, n woti, n r wnraim Cws, M McDonald, F P Tinnw tnd wift, H Taylor. MDaildson.GiitPoahtnlF Muffin and child, L C in jveriu twiii ww m v" Button, Jno Fleminj, C D Bellows, W O .Spots, M Denaaa, L P Dexltr, m vat inn, n o irenneia,i; P Patterson, J Culpion, Dsrid Hixetoa, It Gittincs. Kendall, Obid Wood wift and child, T E Miner, W 8 Babeoclc, Mrs E Instill, Mrs Blotto-Id, Mrs Bolle tnd two children. Mni F Hiaber, MrJ m trier, and child, C O Hill and child, John Downirrt,j r Hollln, a H Duohem. Robert filieele, Hence 8imms, Mrs R Haley, Mrs Dicker. Mrs fiulliri. Mrs 8 Leiman and child. Capt, Jos Sttelt, W B Hitch, Dr O R Ciillen, 8 H KnowUi, C C Hardy, H Smith it, Ctorg W Dapitr. I Stint, Anthony Fuller, O D Fisher, C GiUmore, J Hy.r, j H Little. J Ptrktr,H Strauss, Robl F Stocktoo, J Weaver, TbotRobinton, A Bettis,A Seward, 8 Rob ins, N Bacon,. lulia Carrinttona years,) Mrs 8cho Beld, Isaac Waihlogton, Ed w W Buffum, I. L Grey, 8 L Porter, Joel Abott, K H Newell, F H Wbiltemore, J C PirmtnteTjCynii Tbaytr. Chat Fisher, L Ctok, w Uorjr, liP sen, walitr i;diw. j u ntiton, j T Hallitead, Joel Hallittad. A W Turner, A D Toner, Jacob Brewtr.W H &arias, 8 Davidmn, Wm Bell, A C Bowers, L C Atvtoton, G Morris, John Boachtrd, F GUImort, W Harris, J Larrimer.JJ Marpbr, I sue P Smith, Ira Smith, David Finley, Jamet Glass, B KtinTfnt,j M toie, joe uonon, rv mimet, Brtwn tnd child) Dr J B Shtwt Jot Um C W Trier, s: i I E J and Elsit Wattom R R DickeyiWmBordtntJeseph Grtto w wnitinr.s W nordeai u uwens oho Brown: J 8 WttMa tod carried out by the under tow of the urf.Pr?T . wnt; utae tticoiratoo) mitMt m. tna r.itit wutoni Alfred Htwtrd: Rtobeir Hitcbt Geo. Kimball; n si Biker, H J Wheeler, E Willii, C W Howard: J Hixon, James Saadern L P Fuller) H Bruce; L B Croat) Wm Andeau aod wife) Loroaxo Sweep, Wm Fiochs rhoi Burgeti) Peter Carter; A Wealherington, J O Htle; A F Cillmonj Peter Cos, Wm Lebalister; 8 S Paul, A Parker, D W Byars, J A Nichols, H Earnhtari: Wiley MoortjJ W Greenback; Prtstoo Simms Jtsse Cody; 8 Burtisi Wm. Tittle, U Donaelly, Wm. Orr W. Mtt ber, H. C. Richmond. QTJTJICT. What has become of that "one horse town with stern wheel prospects," and its Captain, John WoodP We have heard nothing from that quarter for some time. Proottdlogs ot Cty Csmeu. ' HaaaiaiL, May 2d, 1853. Present Mayor Selmes j Councilmen Ganor Robards, Martin, Ruffner, Dowling,"JBrice, Westrall, Settles, Schneider. rrooteoiDga or. lasi mseung read and sa- beyond the steamer, but eventually reached the shore by Incredible exertions. When he had landed lie threw himself upon the back and wept like a child. After the In dependence awung round broadside to the beach her coal took fire, and the sight will long be rememberedtly those who saw it. The mass of coal became thoroughly igni ted, and seen through the blackened ribs of the the ahip, it gave her the appearance of a gigantic grate of coal-fire. We shall furnish our readers with still furthur inter esting particulars respecting the loss of the Independence in to-morrow's paper. We hall hold our columns open for communi cations from the passengers who may wish to make any statements concerning the anair. We sincerely tiust that this dreadful oc currence will be thoroughly investigated bv the public authorities, as in the case of the Lexington, in 1838, and In that of the Reinder and Henry Clay, in late years. A large number of fellow beings have been suddenly cut ett trom existence by the ter rible agency of fire and shipwreck. Of the cause of this lamentable dLtaster we are not yet prepared to speak. We hone. however, that in the investigation about to be made, nothing may be elicited to mar the confidence of the public in the probity of the Vanderbilt line, or the capability of iapi. oampson ana nis omcers. The sacred trust of hundreds of lives im posed upon i shipmaster require on hi part skill and ability. It i useless for us to disguise the fact, these are questioned bv the surviving passengers of this stenmr Let us condemn or uphold the character of iapt. fcampsoa as the evidence shall dic tate. In our -opinion, want of honesty and the blackest corruption are not more wor thy of reprobation, than a lack of those qualities that constitute the careful and ex perienced sea-captain. The destruction of the Independence Is probably one of those untoward accidents which are liable to be fal the carefulest seamen. Petition of Mr. Ciyart, praying the Council to grant him tavern license, received and read. Mr. Gano moved that the petition be rejected. Ayes and noes called. Ayes, Dowling, Settles, Robards, Brioe, 4. Noe, Gano, Martin, West fall, Schneider, Ruffner, 5. . Rejected. Mr, Gano presented a petition of. G'anb,. Bourne, Breed, and ethers, asking the city to pass an ordinance declaring CoonU street a public street over their land. Read. Mr. Gano presented an ordinance entitled "An Ordinance establishing Coontz street." Read for information, after which the rule waa dispensed with, and the ordinance read a second and third time passed and ordered to the Mayor. On motion of Capt. Robards, Resolved, That the Commissioner, under the direction of the Mayor, repair Market street The Committee on Claims reported the fol lowing claims for allowance: Wm. A. Maddox, Sheriff, $19 25 Blakely & Smith, 6 00 Geo. Baoon &Co,, 573 Thos. S. Miller, 4 gg M-.F-Bwn, 1900 O. L. Elgin, 3 00 Jno. Morris, 22 00 B. M. Hawkins, 3 25 M.P.Green, i 82 60 L. Westfall, 73 00, Smith & Dick, 2 00 J. B. Brown & Co., 6 10 Wilson b Bro., qq Jno. Garey, grt ryt W. G. OfdhanJ, U Sa-n'l Coleman, gQ 00 . $306 S3 On motion, the acoount were allowed. ordered fo be paid. ' ; On motion ef Mr. Settles, Resolved, That th enter inte eontraet with some manVe g a de 3 myra Avenue, at 15 M onta per yafd, and I rMassnry to-be paid for; WxTtlmSS by city bond, payable 12 month. fter date With 8 ear cent, int.,.. tj. " 1 I? v'.:t":