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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, FRIDAY, OVESfBER 29. 1801.
IOWA'S MARINES LANDED
SENT INLAND TO OPK- TRANS-ISTHMIAN
FIGHTING ALL ALONG THE LINE
Transportation Suspended for a While.
Oar Government Takes Charjre and
the Road la Again Open- The Insur
gents Defeated -Threats to Bombard
Colon Commander McCrea Given
yull Discretionary Power to Prevent
Colon, Colombia, November 25- Tran
sit across the isthmus has been stop
ped. Marines from the United States
battleship Iowa, at Panama, have been
landed to protect the railroad and are
now on the line where the fighting is
"Washington, November 25c Mr. Iler
ron, charge d affaires of Colombian le
gation, today received the following
"Panama, November 25.
"To Colombia Minister, Washington.
"Rebel army completely defeated at
Culebra and Emperadoi. Governor
marched last night upon Colon. Traffic
Interrupted yesterday but will be re
tablished today. "ARJONA.
5 "Acting Governor."
The state department has received
onfirmatlon of the reported defeat of
the liberal troops by the Colombian
government troops, Tnls came in a
cablegram from Consul General Gud
ger at Panama this afternoon In which
fee says the railroad i new unobstruct
ed and that the government forces have
been victorious Qver tfe revolutionists.
He further reports that the bluejackets
from the Machias have gone Inland and
now occupy a point midway of the
The United States government has
taken charge of the isthmian transit.
A dispatch received at the navy depart
ment today from Captiin Perry, of the
battleship Iowa, at Panama, reports
that fact. Captain Perry says that
General Alban, with 600 men, is fight
ing the liberals on the hne near Empire.
Transit is in danger of Interruption.
Captain Perry has landed with a de
tachment of men from the Iowa and
mas started with a train to clear the
transit and also establish detachments
of men to keep it so.
Commander McCrea, of the Machias.
at Colon, has cabled the navy depart
ment notifying it of the approaching
bombardment of that town nd asking
He has been instructed to take such
steps as he deems necessary for the
protection of American interests at
Colon. While no specific statement is
made as to the details of this instruc
tion, it is understood that it leaves dis
cretionary with Commander McCrea the
prevention of a bombardment.
It Is pretty well understood here thnt
there is to be no bombardment of
Colon by either side- While Com
mander McCrea was given wide dis
cretionary power and nothing was said
to him about stopping the bombard
ment directly, nevertheless, the state
department established a precedent in
these matters last vear when it in
structed Mr. Gudger to warn some in
aurgents at Panama that tiey would
not be allowed to bombard that port.
If the government troops on the Pinzon
should persist In their purpose, it is
said that the commanders of the va-
nous warsnips ai joon wouig require
that ample time be allowed for the
withdrawal from the town of all lor-
eigners, and the attacking force, to es
cape restraint, would be obliged to di
rect tbeir bombardment with such rare
precision as to destroy the insurgent
defences without harming the railroad
property, and even without endanger
ing the passage of trams, conditions
probably not to be met.
The secretary of the navy today
cabled Captain Perry of the io-a to
assume full command of all the United
States naval forces on both i'lcs cf the enues resulting from general extension
Isthmus, In order to assure harmonious delivery. Is the conclusion
operations. Consul General Gudger s J
last dispatch, which came after 1 reached by first Assistant Postmastei
o'clock was about as follows: General W. M. Johnson in his annual
'Our troops have arrived at Matacl.in rep0rt
half of the way across the isthmus. '
No obstructions, and Colombian gov- Of the gross postal revenues of the
ernment seemed to be victcrious over United States for the past fiscal year
the insurgents. $74,295,394 came from 866 delivery cities.
Colon. Colombia,Novembcr 25 -An h remaining. presidential post
armed guarc of marines from ti unit- . ... ... w
ed states battleship Iowa, has r?-estsib- offices yielded 516,023.052. whue the 2,-
llshed the transit across the isthmus 479 fourth class postofflces produced
and details from the Iowa's marines 418913519
are now protecting each passenger r. 'johnaon says the fact that the
There has been fierce fighting at Em- P"tal service In the largest cities 1p
pire station, on the railroad line be- Practically perfect is the explanation of
?ween Panama and Ctfon between the U
. . 4r.t; .. tlt p... In the revenues of the free delivery
Ta S on board the Brit- ttaies as large as that of the fourth
ish cruiser Tribune at 1 o'clock this class offices As rural free delivery
morning at which General Igaaclo reaches out Into the country giving
FeUacof Senor de La Rosa, secretary of equal facilities without regard to local
Genera Diaz and the commanders of IVr he says it Increases the revenues
yji ...c,inC wpw n.-pcpnt. th at a rate at least equal to that main-
general agVeed at th. request of the
genera 1 J around
t,. v. T-i-r- o- ,n vipiv- th '.-ir2rl
torrid popuiation of Colon, not to land
SSops here or open fire on the town be-
w VrMnv evening
fore Friday eening.
Raleigh, N. C.f -November .. a
and Observer special from v .nston-
Salem, N. C, says:
It is authoritatively announced today
that, notwithstanding the denial by tne
c?...ir.T-i a it- T.inp ii. had purcnasea
the Virginia and Southwestern rai.roaa
from Big Stone Gap to Ioun"n,V"l
one of the agents has ueen nouueu T
the Seaboard would take charge J an-
It has been understood for . somV1":
by railroad people that the chancer are
good" for the building of the trars""
rifarTiian railway from Shelby via Aior-
gantown to Mountain City and it has
" tv.o mal fields. The surveying
roms is now making the permanent lo-
tion of the line and preparing sped-
fioations to let the contracts.
v ihiniin Testifies.
t Vot-o tatpn JvOQOl ujsyeusia.
t ""r ..riJ Wr,r thnt did me
fffird" savsl bounty Physl-
,brZr w scro-cs. Hall County. Ga.,
clan Geo. vv. sciui.-
"As a physician, I have prescribed it
thP best results." It food remains
SstJd in your stomach it decays.
invent this by dieting means star-
Tosp Vndol Dyspepsia Cure digests
vauu"- t You ne(j suffer neitner
Tn iia nor starvation. R. R- Bellamy
Good Roads Train
JIobiTe. Ala,. "1 r ads train
Southern railway's good joaas
grave a practical -e""'"atoTay A state
building in the sunburns iou .
scod roads convention win ue
A DARING ROBBERY
A Trunk Stolen From Door or Depot
Bagaase Room At the Charleston
Exposition -Local Lodge Knight of
' Uonor ReftuxMl Reinstatement
Rav:a :. C, N. v.inbcr 25.
Mr. and Mra. H. M. Flagler lef. her
at 4 o'clock i morning on the Sea
beard Air Lino for thfir wlnitr home
at Palm Beach. Florida. They yot r
day attended services at the F'rst Pres
E. Y. Webb, Esq., of Shelby, who la
here, brings newa of the t-iy uJc'n
death there yes Cay f N. M. Harri
son, of Balii.nce. a widely known
commercial tri'-ijr. lio had nnde
iauch money ir. that line cf Ldins.
A daring theft wai cima-itt- rv re
early this morning. A baggage wagon
put a trunk at the door of tli. railway
station. A snoai'-nt later tv n
stepped up and took the trunk away
They carried it to a back lot, una shed
it and took ant what to. wanted.
It was expected that the new sched
ules on the Seaboard Air Line would
become effective yesterday, but there
was not quite time to prepare them
and hence they go into effect next Sun
day. Attorney General Gilmer's Improve
ment is at last quite marked. An op
eration was performed yesterday, which
was very successful.
Grand Secretary Woodell. of the Odd
Fellows, left for Bessemer City today
to organize a lodge, and will also organ
ize a Rebekah lodge at Monroe.
State Treasurer Lacy is now con
sidering the question whether book
agents are peddlers. Hia opinion is that
Governor Aycock goea to Winston
Salem December 4th a3 a delegate 10 the
Baptist state convention, his church at
Goldsboro having elected him He goes
to Thomasville in the evening of De
cember 5th. to make an educational ad
dress. Today the report of the state com
missioner of agriculture for 1900 was Is
sued. He says the copy had been in
the hands of the public printers more
than seven months, and the delay an
noys him greatly. The rublic printers,
it appears, undertake to do more than
they can do.
The commissioner of agriculture has
a letter from secretary Bruner, in
charge if the department's exhibit at
the Charleston exposition. He says he
Is working as fast as possible and that
this state is In this respect far ahead of
any other in the forestry building. By
Wednesday the draping and painting
In the North Carolina section will be
done and the cases will be unpacked.
Secretary Bruner says the asphalt
walks are being laid in J the grounds.
The scaffolding outside the various
buildings is yet standing, but roof
work and painting seem to be all that
is undone as to them. He closes by
saying that while the exposition will
open in time, the exhibits can not be
In place before the middle or end of
January. This state did wisely In se
lecting the end of January as the time
for its "week."
The members of the local lodge of
Knights of Honor are fighting hard for
reinstatement. Their financial secre
tary did not send their dues after June
of 1900. as was by chance discovered
last summer. The officials of the su
preme lodge are whip-sawing about the
matter, the supreme dictator saying
the supreme secretary will reply, and
the latter saying the supreme dictator
will settle the matter. The medical ex
aminations of the members were sent
on and only six passed. There will be
suits, of course. There is a practical
refusal to reinstate lodge or the mem
refusal to reinstate the lodge or the
The Ontoome of Extension of Rnral
Washington, November 28. A self
sustaining service, brought about by
the yearly Increase of the postal rev-
tained In the free delivery cities. wherP
during the past five years It has aver-
aged 8 per cent.
At the end of the present fiscal year
8,600 rural routes will be in successful
operations. 6,000 being in effect by Pe.
comber 2nd. The latter figure repre-
Bents just 60 per cent, of the applica
tions for such service filed since Its
inauguration five years ago. The In
nexiDie poiicy is announced of avoid
Ing hereafer maintenance of unneces-
eary postofflces an(j superfluous star
routes contemporaneously with rural
rmitoe fin Tnlv lot loct
the fQrce Qf 4Q1 carrlers waB
serving 2.S40.644 people at a fraction
over 75 cents per capita and on Decern
bpr 2nd next 4000t000 of thft rural pop.
ulation will be enjoying free delivery.
Every establishment of a route, the
report sayst is followed promptly by
a steady increase in the volume of mall
. silvered and collected.
Washington. November 26. President
Roosevelt today signed the concession
granted by the executive council of
Porto Rico to the Port America Com
pany. which will build two lines of rail
roaa in me isiana 01 i-ono itico, one
north and south from San Juan to Port
I : . ... . . .... -
America wmcn is a tew muea irom tne
old Spanish port of Gaayama. and the
otner easx ana wpbt. irom Aquaauia to
For coughs, croup, bronchitis, grip
fJld other winter complaints. One Min-
atfk cough Cure never fails. Pleasant
to tl,e taste and perfectly safe. C. B
George, Winchester. Ky.: "Our little
girl was attacked with croup one night
and was so hoarse could hardly speak.
We gave her a few doses of One Minute
Cur n nllexed her ImTnedI.
ately.V When she awoke next morning
Bhe had no signs of hoarseness or
croup." R- R. Bellamy.
MRS. BONINE'3 TRIAL
THE MAIN WITNESSES FOR THE PROSE
CUTION ON THE STAND.
NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS MADE
Those In Adjoining Rooms Rear Pistol
Shots, Groanp, a Fall and.Tlien Si
lence A Woman Seen Comlns From
Ayer Room by the Fire Zscnpe Soon
After the shootlniz Mrs. Bonlne's
Calmness After the Murder
Washington, November 25. The trial
of Mrs. Lola Ida Bonine for the murder
of James Seymour Ayres at the Ken-
more hotel last May, began in real
earnest today. The preliminary details
as to the finding of the body, with the
ocation of the furniture, blood stains.
etc., were all in at th conclusion of the
testimony of J. F. Drew, the capitol
policeman who was on the stand when
the court adjourned last Friday.
Baker the man who saw Mrs. Bonine
descend the fire escape; Hopkins, who
roomed over Ayres and raised the first
outcry; Miss Woolums, who roomed
under Ayres. and Miss Lawless and
Miss Minas who roomed on either side
of him. testified today. The two latter
were regarded as star witnesses but
they testified to no facts not develop
ed at the inquest.
Mrs. Bonine throughout the trial to-
dav when witnesses described the cries.
groans and throat gurling of the dying
man remained absolutely unmoved.
J. Frank Drew, the capitol policeman.
who was on the stand last Fridav when
the court adjourned, resumed his tes
timony. He swore that he had sever
al times seen the defendant come out
of Ayres room. The last occasion was
about a week before the tragedy. It
was at night, about 9 o'clock.
On cross examination he testified that
there was space enough behind the door
for a person to have stood there while
the door was opened to admit another
person; also that there were, empty
cartridge shells in the slop-jar upon
his first visit to the room, which was
before officer Brady broke the pistol
and took the shells out. He testified
that he had seen Mrs. Bonine come out
of the room of others in the hotel.
among then those of several single men,
and her demeanor was in no wise dif
ferent from that when he saw her
emerge from Ayres' room.
Thomas M. Baker, an employee of
the fish commission who resided in the
building adjoining the Kenmore was
then called and testified that on the
night of the tragedy he was awakened
by the reports of pistol shots. He
jumped out of bed, went to the window
and heard a voice from above inquir
ng what was wrong below. He replied
that he had heard pistol shots. Then,
while standing at his window, he saw
a figure on the fire escape just outside
of Ayres window. The figure walked
the length of the fire escape In his di
rection and then descended two flights
to the floor of the veranda where it dis
appeared Into a window. It was the
figure of a small woman, clad in dark
tight fitting clothing. The woman
wore no hat and as he did not hear the
fall of her footsteps he judges she was
n her stocking feet. He described the
manner of her descent which he sa'd
was very deliberate and without emo
tion. He did not know the defendant
at the time of the tragedy, but saw
her about 1 o'clock the afternoon of
that day. She was at that time being
questioned by detective Home. She
was smiling and he heard her say she
knew nothing about the cause of Ayres
Robert P. Hopkins, a clerk in the
war department, heard three loud re
ports and looking out saw something
which looked like a skull lying on the
fire escape just outside the window of
Emma A. Lawless, who occupied the
room adjoining that in which tbp trag
edy occurred, showed considerable ner
vousness as she took the stand. She
said she was slightly aroused during
the night of the tragedy but was not
awakened. She formed no idea as to
what aroused her or what time it was.
After the recess Miss Mary E. Minas,
a clerk in the census office who occupi
ed the room next to Ayres, took the
stand. She testified that she was a
friend of Ayres.
'And of Mrs. Bonine?" asked the dis
"Of Mrs. Bonine up to that time."
replied the witness.
Continuing, Miss Minas testified that
late on the evening of the tragedy she
met Mrs. Bonine and remarked that she
was up late.
'Yes. I am looking for Maurice."
(Mrs. Bonlne's son) replied Mrs. Bonine.
Mrs. Bonine went to Miss Minas' room
and after a few moments, left. Mrs.
Minas then retired. That was about
Miss Minas then described what she
knew of the tragedy. She had been
wakened by three pistol shots, followed
by cries for help and a gurgling sound
then a fall and then aulet.
"I was paralyzed with fright." she
testified. "I rushed to the door and
piled several chairs against it to pro
tect myself. I then sank into a rock
ing chair. I think I mast have fainted.
After sometime I went to the window
and looked out. All was as still as
death. I walked the floor, suffering In
tense agony. I made up my mind that
I would wait until daylight and then
loog out in the hall. When it got light.
I opened the door and looked out. but
there was nothing outside to occasion
the disturbance I had heard. I con
cluded that it had all been a nLrht
Then, she said, she busied herself in
her room until breakfast time, when
she went down stairs. There she mc;
Mr. Hopkins, who told her what he had
heard, and she becam- satisfied it waj
not all a dream. Sh then sent the
boy Dan up to call Mr. Ayres.
After the discovery of the body. Miss
Minas said, she was very much un
strung, and blamed herself for not hav
ing cried out. She wept at her place
at the table in the dining room and tes
tified that Mrs. Bonine came over and
sat behind her and comforted her. She
tes'jfied that Mrs. Bonine was very
composed; that she ordered her break
fast and inquired about all the details
of what Miss Minas had heard. Mrs.
Bonine remarked: "What a pity it
was you did not cry out when you
heard the groans."
Miss Minas testified that after the
inquest on Sunday, Mrs. Bonine came
to her with the paper containing the
account of Miss Minas testimony in
her hand and expressed regret that she
had told what Mrs. Bonine had said
on the night of the tragedy. Mrs. Bo
nine called her attention to .Baker"
testimony about the color of the dress
the woman on the fire escape wore, and
said Miss Minis' testimony would di
rect suspicion toward her.
Miss Minas testified to the disagree
ment between Mrs. Bonine and Aires
during the holidays and the fact that
Mrs- Bonine subsequently complained
because Ayres no longer danced with
On cross examination Miss Minas
testified that in her room the night of
the tragedy she had talked with Mrs.
Bonine about a trip which they had
arranged to make to Falls Church the
next day. The noise which she heard
In the middle of the night sounded to
her as if they came from the balL Sh
did not recognize the voice as that of
Mr. Ayres. She heard no eidence of
a struggle. On the Monday night before
the tragedy Ayres art.d Mr. Bonine
were entertained in her room. She gave
them ice cream and cake. She saw no
evidence of ill feeling between them on
When Miss Minas was excused Miss
Marv Woolums was called. She had
the room under that occupied bv Aires
and saw the shadow 1 f a p rson pa4
her window at 2 o'clock on the morn
ing that Ayres was kl'led. It was. she
said, thrown upon the wall of her
apartment. The next morning M1m
Woolums left and did not return until
Thursday night- She then expressed
a fear of going to her rcora. whereupon.
Mrs. Bonine volunteered to go with her
After they arrived there Mrs. Bonine
askea her about the shadow and re
quested her to explain how it had ap
On cross examination. Miss Woolums
said that Mrs. Bonine had volunteer .-d
to go to the room with her and that
she. and not Mrs. Bonine. had first ad
verted to the appearance of the shadow
on the wall.
Court then adjourned until tomorrow
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
People Believe In It.
It has been cynically said that any
thing can be sold by advertising now-a-days.
This is not so. Many lini
ments have been advertised but only
one Perry Davis Pain-killer has
stood the test of sixty years' use. To
day its popularity is greater than evr
and is based not tinon what anvhodv
says but upon what the remedy does.
There is but one Pain-killer, Perry Da
vis'. Bean the KM Yea Kava Always Bcugtt
THE APOSTOLA.TE COMPANY
Roman Catholic Organization Charter
ed by the State Sea hoar t Rates Ques
(Special to the Messenger.)
Raleigh. N. C. November 25. The
state charters "The Apostolate Com
pany cf Raleigh." It is composed of
three Roman Catholic priests, fathers
Price. Irwin and O'Brien, and will con
duct the orphanage here, also a home
for the aged and poor and an institu
tion for educational and religious pur
poses. Children are taken in the orphan
age whether Catholic or Protestant.
The state charters the Independent
Ice Company of Wilmington, capital
$100,000. W. E. Springer and others
W. J. Crowder. a farmer, aeed about
50 years, attempts to commit suicide
near Cary. this county, by cutting his
throat. Hp will nrobahlv rponvpd. Th
cause of the attempt was despondency.
Attorney w. H. J Jay, 01 tne seauoaru
Air Line, appeared before the corpora
tion commission tndav and stated that
the company accepted the order of the
commission making freight and passen
ger rates uniform on all parts of its
system in North Carolina, and that tne
rate would go into effect December 1st.
He also asked to have two suits dis
missed at the cost of the company.
These suits were brought in Wake su
perior court on appeal from the com
mission. They reduced the rate on cot
ton seed and also provided for contin
uous mileage on all parts of the Sea
board Air Line in this state, and also
reduced the rate of freight on logs.
A Village Blacksmith Saved Ills Little
Mr. TT- T-T- TUarlc. the well known vll-
aee blacksmith at Grahamsville, Sulli
van Co., N. Y.. says: "Our little son,
five years old. has always been subject
to croup, and so bad have the attacks
been that we have feared many times
that he would die. We have had the
doctor and uspd many medicines, but
Chamberlan's Cough Remedy is now
our sole reliance. It seems to dissolve
the touerh mucus and bv eivinsr fre-
ouent doses when the croup symptoms
appear we have found that the dreaded
croup is cured before it gets settled."
There Is no dancer in eivine this reme-
dv for it rnntains no ODium or other
njuilous drug and may be given as con
fidently to a babe as to an adult. For
sale by R. R. Bellamy, druggist.
T!ia Kbi Yea Fa Always Pfljgjrl
Philadelphia's G reet I mr to ch ley-
Philadelphia, November 26. Rear
Admiral Schley, who with his wife, ar
rived here today to remain until tomor
row as the guest of Colonel A. K. Mc
Clure. was th centre of an enthusias
ir dtn .dri" at the Broad street
station of the Pennsylvania ra'road
when the Washington express rolled
Into the big train shed. More man i,tv-j
persons were congregated in the cta
tion to see th admiral and when he
stepped from the train the crowd set
up a wild cheer. The people mas?ed
around him and it was with much dif
ficulty that the police opened a passage
way for him to leave the station.
Perhaps Yon Wonder
If the tormenting cold that made !aft
winter one long misery will be as bid
this year. Certainly not, if you take
Allen's Lung Balsam when tickling and
rawness in the throat announces the
presence of the old enemy. Do not ex
pect the cold to wear itself out. ke
the right remedy in time. Allen's Lung
Balsam Is free from opium.
Tt3 VsA Yea Kara JUtcts fcra
sigMtBi sty f S.
VIOLENT COAST STORM
SUNDAY WORKING GALE ALONG THE
NORTH ATLANTIC COAST,
GREAT AMOUNT OF DAMAGE DONE
To Shipping and Propertr at New York
and New Jersey Coast Points A Ship
Stranded and a "Tng Pounded to
Piece Twenty-Four Men Rescued
by Lire SatIdit Crewi-II!het Tide
Ever Known Seashore Hotels Tartly
New York, November 24. A heavy
northeast gale has been raging alone
the coast for the past twenty hours.
The storm set in at sunset last even
ing, blowing with great severity all
night, accompanied by heavy rain. In
the upper and lower bay the storm
raged with great fury, and an unusually
high tide washed upon the Staten Is
land shores, doing considerable damage
to docks, small boats, and other craft.
The Staten Island Rapid Transit rail
road track between Tompklnsvllle and
Stapleton was obstructed by wreckage
from pile-drivers and a small schooner
which was driven ashore and piled upon
the rails, a heavy sea raged in the
At Clifton. S. I., the Richmond Ice
Company dock was undermined and 600
tons of coal and part of the Rapid
Transin Company's tracks were swept
The storm did considerable damage in
the city. Windows in the upper part
of the city were blown in and a few
roofs taken off. The greatest damage
was along West street, fronting the
North river, where cellars were flooded.
The Rapid Transit tunnel also was
flooded in many places.
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany reports having suffered most in
the Pocono Mountain district, near
Stroudsburg, Pa. Sleet broke down
poles and wires for nearly a mile. Some
of the Long Island wires were broken.
The Postal Company reports its heaviest
damage across the river, between Suf
fern and Guttenburg. Both companies
expect to have all repairs made by
GALE BLOWING FORTY MILES AN
The wind here blew from thirty-six
to forty miles an hour this aternoon.
The gale sent shipping scurrying to
shelter and safety. In spite of the
dropping of anchors and the putting
out of additional hawsers, many small
boats and other craft were damaged or
In the East river the tide rose to a
height not remembered by the "oldest
inhabitant." Great damage was done
on all the islands lying in the river off
the Harlam shore, piers being carried
away, bathing pavilions washed off
their foundations, outhouses swept Into
the flood and washed to pieces in the
waters of Hell Gate.
One of the strangest sights was that
of the lighthouse standing off the north
end of Blackwell's island. Ordinarily
standing far beyond tidewater, the
lighthouse this morning was in the
midst of a raging flood. The waves,
covered with white caps, dashed about
the structure, the platform 01 tne nouse
being but a short distance from the
water surface. Ahe entire norm eu ui
the island was submerged.
Tka nciioi mimhpr of trees and wire
poles were uprooted and leveled by the
storm in Brooklyn, several smaii siri
washouts were reported from different
sections of the borough.
FULL-RIGGED SHIP ASHORE.
The full-rigged ship Flottbek. which
went ashore at Monmouth Beach dur
ncr last night's eale. is tonight resting
on the sands, apparently little the worse
for her experience, ana ner crew uc
being cared for by the life-savers of
Station No. 4.
The tug Robert Haddon picked up the
Flottbek yesterday afternoon about
dark. The ship, under command of
Captain Singer was bound for New
York, from Plymouth, England, with a
cargo of white clay and minerals. The
tug had a crew of seven men, and the
ship had twenty-four men all told. All
went well until late in the evening,
when the wind attained a velocity of
forty knots. The tug was unable to
make headway; and the two vessels
began to drift inshore.
Their danger was seen from the
beach, and the life-savers prepared to
-m thptTL Seeine that the struggle
was hopeless, and that the only chance
of aving the tug was to let the ship
tm th hawser was cut. The ship drift
ed rapidly on shore and struck well up
and close In at a point favorable for
wnrlc unon her. The tusr lost her rud
der about the time she was freed from
the ship, and, driven by the gale and
perfectly helpless, she drifter down the
coast and brought up against the iron
pier at Long Branch and began to
pound against it. The crashing was
heard by a fisherman, who roused some
With a rope they went to the pier to
aid the seven men on the tug. Each
wave as it receded carried the Haddon
away from the pier, and then as the
next came rolling shoreward the heavy
tug would be carried on its crest and
dashed against the piling under the pier
or asrainst the steel work. The work of
rescue was dangerous, not only to the
men being rescued, but to those aiding
them. After many efforts a man on
the tug caught the rope which was
thrown from the pier. He hung on,
and as the tug was carried away from
the pier, he clinging to the rope swung
clear of her and then was hurriedly
hauled up on the pier before the next
wave could dash him against the piling.
Thus all were saved.
CREW TAKEN OFF BY BREECHES
Meanwhile the ship had been looked
after by the life-savers. After several
ineffectual attempts a regulation life
line projectile was thrown over her and
the rope caught. The whip and cable
were hauled out by the crew and made
fast aloft- The life-savers had their
shore anchor down, and the breeches
buov was rieeed within a verv short
time. The ship had struck broadside
on. so that the work of removing the
men was comparatively easy. The res.
cued sailors were taken to Lcne Branch
About 3 o'clock In the morning the
Iron nfer broke in two. The tut? had
continued to pound against It and the
piling and the superstructure were
gradually weakened by the blow. The
tue. too. was battered to pieces.
When the pier was carried away one
man. whose name Is not known, was
washed Into the sea and drowned.
The United States hotel - at Long
Branch was wrecked early In the night.
The eale started a corner of the roof
and the wind, getting tinder it, ripped
almost the whole covering off.
little could be done to save the Interior.
The rain was falling in torrents and
men worked had to get the furnishings
to points where they would be In the
Along Ocean avenue several store
fronts were blown in and the rain beat
In during the night.
Many of the avenues are Impassable
owing to fallen trees and fences being;
blown across them. Tonight there Is
but one telegraph wire working out of
The New York and Long Branch rail
road is blocked by a washout at Mor
gans. No trains have come in or gone .
out by that route since morning.
LONG ISLAND INUNDATED DT
Driven by the terrific northeast gale,
the highest tide ever known along the
north shore of Long Island swept In
land, leaving a ribbon of wreckage that
girts the shore front from Astoria, Is
Long Island City, out to Green port, oa
the extreme end of the Island.
Thousands of dollars' damage was
done. Docks, boat and bathing hou
were wrecked, and fleets of yuchu
which had been drawn up In supposed
ly safe winter Quarters were floated off
by the high tide and left stranded la
many Instances more than half a mile
Almost every small boat at anchor la
Echo and New Rochelle bays, on Long
Island sound, dragged its anchor during1
the storm and many were lost.
By the setting adrift in the sound of
many 12 by 12 house-moving Umbers,
sixty feet long, from Harrison's Island,
fears are entertained for the safety of
sound steamers that may accldently
strike them. Some of the timbers hare
been recovered, but many are still float
ing about, and the sea Is so rougk
search Is Impossible. The New Rochelle
Yacht Club house on the Island and
docks and floats at Hudson park were
partially wrecked by the timbers. Much
damage was done along the shore by
The Tribune estimates the damage
done by the storm on the northern
shore of Long Island sound from and
Including City Island to the Connecticut
line at J350.000.
ATLANTIC CITY SUFFERS.
Atlantic City. N. J-, November 24. A
severe northeast storm today washed
away a considerable portion of the
board walk near the pavilion, involving,
a loss of several thousand dollars. Tb
yachtsman's wharf was also damaged,
while small boats anchored near the
inlet were torn from their moorings and
washed to sea. Several houses on the
upper end of the walk had steps torn
away by the waves and the lower floors
flooded. The street car tracks were
submerged to such an extent that
travel was Interrupted for a while.
The life-saving crew reports no
wrecks in this vicinity. Owing to tel
ephone lines boing blewn down they
can get no news from up the coast.
The storm has abated considerably,
though a heavy sea Is running.
The storm struck A9bury Park, N. J.,
with more force than any In recent
years. The wind during the night at
tained a velocity of seventy miles an
hour, and did much damage to cot
tages. The great waves rolled across
Ocean avenue and the surf across the
beach and Into Wesley lake, overflow
ing k, something that never occurred
since Asbury park was located. Tbe
water of the lake flooded cellars and
made the streets In that vicinity almost
ASBURY PARK HOTELS DAMAGED.
The Metropolitan Hotel, one of the
largest at Asbury Park, was stripped
of Its roof, and the rain soaked down
into the rooms, causing much damage.
The piazzas of the Hotel Strand were
torn off and the building considerably
New York, November 25. The great
storm which came speeding up from
the south on Saturday night has spent
Its force In this zone of the Atlantic
coast and the waters driven up on low
land and beach are subsiding. A more
careful survey of the storm swept coast
indicates that aggregate damage will
exceed the general estimates of yester
day. Hundreds of small craft were
wrecked or badly damaged, wharves
and piers at every exposed point were
battered down, man seaside resorts
were flooded, the city sellars were filled
and hundreds of town houses were
damaged. Estimates of the aggregate
damage run slightly below and consid
erably above 11,000.000.
The wealthy New Yorkers who have
summer houses on the upper shore of
the sound today visited them to find
wreck and ruin in all directions. The
shore Improvements are In ruins, while
fine shade trees are laid low and exten
sive lawns piled up high with sand and
Reports still come in from points la
New Jersey on staten Island sound and
the surrounding Inland waters. It will
take days to figure out the loss.
Philadelphia. November 25. Advices
received In this city this morning by
the maritime exchange state that five
men were drowned yesterday at Long
Branch during the height of the north
east storm. The men are supposed to
have been members of the crews of the
barges Wilmore and Grant which were
lost by the tug Eureka.
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