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SDAY, MAY 26, 1892.
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Two Propellers Crash Togeth
er in the Dark.
ONE OF THE VESSELS GOES DOWN,
fhe Other, Though Damaged, Reselling
the Nineteen Passenger on Board
The Accident Dae to a Thick Fog The
Passenger Thrown Out or Their Bertha
and Seized with Panic A Scene of Con
fusion and Fright Happily Ended with
No Loss or Life.
CniCAGO, May 2d. With her bows
smashed and torn, the steam propeller
Pilgrim, of Saujjatuck. Mich., came into
the harbor yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Running at a speed of ten miles an hour
plie had cut down and sank the propeller
Kalamazoo, of Holland, in 100 feet of
water in niic lake. The collision oci urred
at midnight and so rapid was the sinking
of the Kalamazoo that the Pilgrim was
just able to take off her passengers and
crew when Ine propeller came decks to.
and a few hours afterward sank, cargo
The People Who Were Saved.
The following were saved by the Pil
grim and brought this city: G. H. Goss,
of Chicago; J. legyt, of Holland; J. B.
Bettkes, of Holland: R. C. Bemis, ami wife,
of Urand Rapids; Miss Hatlie Tenhabe, of
North Holland; Miss Henrietta Allen, of
Holland; Master Dennis Cummings; First
Mate Joseph Lewis; Chief Engineer
William Wilson; Second Engineer Henry
Paxton; Clerk Simon Gos; Wheelsmen
John Cummings and Thomas Utton;
atenman J. ljockwood; Fireman Fred
Van Lleuman and John Utton: Steward
John Haan; Cook Samuel Carr.
Kept the Fog Born Blowing.
The Pilgrim plies between Chicago and
Saugatuck. She left this port Tuesday
night at S:30, half laden with merchandise
and carrying eleven passengers and a crew
of twelve men. A light sea was running,
out me night was thick and a fog so
heavy that the lamps in the harbor could
not be seen from the piers hung over the
water. The Pilgrim had all her lights
displayed, and her fog whistle was kept
blowing fiercely. Her captain said he
held her to her course, but he feared an
encouuter with some fruit vessel tearing
across iu the black smoke of the night.
,' Collision with the Kalamazoo.
Meeting no accident he put on steam, and
the Pilgrim was racing through the waves
at ten miles an hour when the hoarse re
ply of a fog whistle was heard just ahead.
In a second a big headlight flashed
through the clouds, then the colored deck
lights of a west-bound boat were seen, and
before the engines could be reversed the
Pilgrim had struck the Kalamazoo and
cot her four feet deep just abaft the pilots
house. There were nineteen persons
aboard the Kalamazoo, and their first
warning came when the blast of the Pil
grim's whistle was heard over the water.
The shock of the collision followed .
Sinking in the Darkness.
Passengers were tossed from their
bunks, the captain was hurled from the
bridge and in a moment the water was
heard rushing into the hold of the propel
ler. The collision put out all the lights on
both steamers and the crew and passengers
found themselves in almost absolute
darkness. On both steamers a rush was
made for the boats and life rafts, but the
crew were unable to rig them. Mean
while the water was rushing through the
hole it the Kalamazoo's side, and at 12:4."),
five minutes after the strike, the fireman
and engineer were driven from the hold.
PANIC AMONG THE PASSENGERS.
They Expect a Watery Death, But Res
cue Is at Hand.
The passengers had clambered from
their staterooms in their night clothes and
were running wildly over the deck.
Among the m were three women, Mrs. E.
C. Bemis, of Grand Rapids; Miss Hattie
Tenhabe, of Xorth Holland, and Miss
Henriette Allen, of North Holland. One
of these women had hastily gathered up
her clothing, but the others were in their
bed garments. Mrs. Bemis was unable to
find her husband, and the efforts of the
boat's officers were needed to keep her
from rushing below decks. The passen
gers knocked each other down in their
efforts to reach the side of the boat and
make ready for the expected plunge.
Was a Very Close Call.
It fortunately happened that the Pil
grim was not hurt sufficiently to make
any water, and as she saw the effect of the
collision on the Kalamazoo she swung
back, and came alongside. The passengers
and crew of the latter vessel were ordered
forward and were taken off without much
trouble. The Kalamazoo had been sink
ing steadily and the waves had crept
away above her water line when the last
passenger was taken off. The water threw
her around and her cargo settled into the
stern. The Kalamazoo's oflicers went
back from the Pilgrim, but the water
poured in so fast that they were able to
gather but little of their property before
the settling of the propeller drove them
Took the Kalamazoo in Tow.
Captain Sears hoped to save the wrecked
boat by towing it into the west shore. A
line was made fast to the Kalamazoo and
the Pilgrim started for Chicago harbor.
Men with axs were stationed at the rope.
Slow progress was made across the lake.
The machinery of the Pilgrim had been
shaken up by the collision, and in her dis
abled condition she was just able to stag
ger for shore. She held to the Kalamazoo
until 8:20 o'clock yesterday morning. The
wrecked propeller had been sinking stead
ily and the tumbling of her cargo astern
had forced up tier bows till she was stand
ing almost perjiendicular in the water.
Last View of the Doomed Ship.
When she threatened to drag down her
convoy the men astern of the Pilgrim
were ordered to cut the line. They struck
with their axes and the Kalamazoo settled
rapidly. When the captain of the Pilgrim
looked back all he could see of the Kala
mazoo was her light spars floating on the
smooth waters. ' The rest of her had set
tled deep in the lake.
Two firms in Chicage having tin and
sheet iron contracts for the World's fair
have also got at this time a strike on their
hands, the men wanting more pay for
METHODISTS RUSH BUSINESS.
Equal Representation for the Laity
Other Impottant Transaction.
Omaha, May 26. Two reports on the
World's fair were adopted by the Metho
dist conference yesterday one demanding
the closing of the fair on Sundays or
no congressional appropriation; the other
favoring a religious exhibit and a commis
sion to consider the same. A report was
adopted declaring against the right of
bishops to speak or vote in the book com
mittee, but giving them the right to art
upon the decisions of the committee nnd
approve or vt-to. the same. The laity was
granted equal representation on the lais
of one minister and one layman for ea -li
forty-live delegates in the annual coni -r-ence,
provided the annual conferences ap
prove by a two thirds vote of the whole
number voting not by orders.
Bishop Kemain Itinerant.
This will probably give equal represen
tation in the next quadrennial. Nine lay
men and Ml ministers voted no. The
proposition to change the deaconess organ
ization was tabled. The American univer
sity was recommended for support and
special collections therefor were asked.
The report on bishops contained many
propositions, but the most important
was that bishops remain itinerant J
as now. The report was adopted. No
change was made in Episcopal residences.
Arrangements for the next general con-J
ference were placed in the hands of the
book committee, including the power to
fix the place for holding the same. The '
conference adjourned at noon today.
THAT BUTCHER OF DEN1SON, TEX.
The Police of feed all a. Mo., Think They
Have Got Him.
Sedalia, Mo., May 26. It is belieTed
that the man who committed the brutal
crime of killing four women in Denison,
Tex., last week, was arrested here Tues
day night. The arrest was made in the
telegraph office while the man was asking
for a message. The Denison authorities
had notified Chief of Police Delong to be
on the lookout for one T. J. Williams,
claiming to be a railroad man. A watch
was kept on the postoffice and telegraph
office, with the result that Tuesday night
a young whit man of about 23 years step
ped up to the counter and called for a
message to that name. He was at once
taken into custody. Williams denies all
knowledge of the crime.
Talks in the Senate and House.
Washington, May 20. An unexpected
6ilver debate was sprung upon the senate
yesterday during the morning hour. Mor
gan's silver resolutions had been amended
by inserting an additional resolution in
structing the committee on finance tore
port a free coinage bill. A motion to re
fer the resolutions was voted down by 28
to 17. The debate then went on to the de
light of Morgan for an hour, when it
was shut off by the alien rights bill, which
occupied the rest of the day without
lu the house Johnson of Indiana pitched
into the Democracy and raised such a con
fusion by his denunciation that it was
hard to maintain order. The only busi
ness done was the reduction of the World's
fair director general's salary to $,000, and
that of the secretary to $3,000 per year,
The sale of liquor was prohibited on the
World's fair grounds Sunday, and a prop
osition to ciose the show that day made,
when the house adjourned.
Talking of Reform Schools.
Chicago, May 26. The first conference
of officials of industrial and reform
tcbools met yesterday at the Sher
man house. About fifty persons
were present. The object of the
gathering is to discuss the best method of
conducting reformatory institutions, and
the formation of a national organization,
Mrs. M. K, M. Wallace, who issued the
call for the gathering, called the meeting
to order and delivered an address of wel
come. Among those present were Mrs.
Lynde, of the Milwaukee reform school; J.
B. Browu, of the lied Wing, Minn., school;
H. S. Wood, of the Lansing, Mich., school;
James Caldwell, of the Kentucky school;
Dr. G. E. Howe, of Connecticut, and I, M.
Slack, of the Chillicothe, Mo., school.
One of New York's "Finest."
New York, May 26. Roundsman
Mathew F. Daly, of the New York police
force, brought Mrs. Annie Hanuon before
a police justice Tuesday and charged her
with intoxication. Mrs. Hannon told a
story which completely turned the tables
on the roundsman. She said that the offi
cer had induced her daughter Mamie, a
girl of 10 years, to go into a saloon with
him, and that while there he criminally
assaulted her, despite the latter's vigor
ous resistance and cries for holt, ftho
added that she went to Daly to demand
tnat ttie wrong be had done her child be
righted, whereupon he arrested her for in
toxication and disorderly conduct. She
proved her story by her daughter.
That Cedar Lake Sar-pl-ent.
For.T Atkinson, Wis., May 26. Red
Cedar Lake is again agitated by a monster
who has lain dcrmaut through the cold
months. Several Germans were surprised
while looking at what they supposed was
a large stub sticking several feet above
the water to see a mud turtle, which
climbed upon the supposed stub to sun
himself, disappear within a capacious
mouth. laiam ard lost five valuable
sheep by the visit of the serpent. Their
bodies were found in the mud partly
The Popes Froter-ted the Jews. .
ROME, May 20. vT.trdinal Rampolla,
papal secretary of state, received a visit
from Jesse Seligman, of New York, and
Dr. O'Connell, rector of the American
college here, who called with the object of
en isting his sympathy ou behalf of the
Jews. I hey were cordially received by
the cardinal, who said that the opes had
always been th prot4Ctors of the Jews,
and when Hebrews were persecuted every
where eise iney luiina a reinge la Itome.
Peculiar Sort of Sentiment.
HELENA, Ark., May 2. The Confeder
ate monument at this place was dedicated
yesterday, with an immense crowd pres-
ent and much eloquent oratory. Anions
the decorations a cotable one was the
Union and rebel flags side by side on the
same horizontal line, connected bv
streamer with the legend "United We
Stand. Dirided We FalL"
fie Died for Love.
Atlantic City, X. J., May 26. Ralph
D. Hewitt, 23 years old, employed as a
clerk at the Mount Vernon hotel in
Washington, committed suicide by shoot
ing himself on the beach. The death of
Miss Botsford, the daughter of Judge
Botsford of Elgin, Ills., to whom he waa
devotedly attached, is regarded as the
probable cause of Hewitt's suicide.
The Base Ball Record.
Chicago, May 28. Following are the
cores made by League base ball clubs
yesterday: At Boston New York 3, Bos
ton 2; ut Pittsburg Cleveland 7, Pitts
burg 9; at Baltimore Philadelphia 4, Bal
timore 6; at Brooklyu Washington 7,
Western; At Milwaukee Columbus 6,
Milwaukee 4; at Minneapolis Omaha 3,
Minneapolis 3. Illinois-Iowa: At Rock
Islaud Torre Haute ft. Rock Island-Mo-line
11; at Koc-kiord Kvansville 4, Rock
ford 5; at Juliet Jacksonville 3, Joliet 9
at Peoria Quincy 1, Peoria 13.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Slay Si
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat May, opened
and close 1 W'ic; Jun. opened K4c, clneed
te-Hc; July, opened X-figc, closed 82.14c. Corn
May, opened 6jc, closed 67e; June, opened
47;, closed 47Hj: July, open d 4.'$e, closed
4."Hc O.i ts-May. opened :3-, t lmsi 3TiH-;
June, oiHTie 1 .ll'ji', closed l'" July, opened
31c, closed II J J k' Pork Mav, oenel ilu.ui,
closed JUI..2U,: July, opened tl'UH, closed
910.27,: S.-j.t. nAer. opene.l $ 0.20, closed
910.40. Lar - .May, opened $ U74, closed
Live Stock: Trices at the Union Stook yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Mret
active and price steady; all classes buying;
ales ranged at 93.11(44.70 pus, 94.Sa4i.80
light. 94.1Vj4.4- mu.u packing. $4.4044.80
mixed, $-tC3,.8i heavy packing and shipping
IjCattle Market active and prices easier
quotations ranged at $4.4034.90 choice to ex
tra shipping steers, 94.00J4.35 good to choloa
do, 93.703,4.10 fair to good $3. 043.su common
to medium do, 93.25&3.7I) butchers' steers;
$2.6933.30 stock era, 92.504.U0 Texas steers,
$3. 40 4.00 feeders, J1.2 3 50 cows, 82.002.40
hulls and $2.O0&4.75 veal calves.
Sheep Market moderately active and
prices steady; quotations iangei at 95-00a.2o
westerns. Si.SintG.;) natives, and $5.747.40
lambs; thorn lots, .103 7j per 100 lbs below the
quotations given above.
Produce: Butter fancy separator, 30c;
fine creameries, l'.'c; dairies fancy fresh, 18c;
No. 1 dairies, l&16c: packing stock, fresh, 10c
EffB Fresh, lthp per doz. Live Poultry
Chickens 12c per doz: roosters. 6c; ducks, 10$
12c; turkeys, choice hens, 14c; younj turns, 12c;
old goblers. KKftllc; geese. $j.iiui3 00 per doz.
Potatoes Hebrons, 3i(fl44(ic per bu.; Burbanks,
4."ai8c; Rose, 35.s,37c for seed; Peerless,
37c; common to poor mixed lots. 2'i30c; Ber
muda, potatoes. JS.5039. .0 per brL. Apples
Common, 92.5J per lirL; Rood. J 3X3.25;
fancy, 93.50. Strawberries Tenne-see, poor to
fair, Sl.iO(J1.7" per twenty-four quart case;
fancy, SiOOiiJ par tweaty-fo ur quart case.
NewVom, May 24.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, flbc; May,
81c; June, 9is$e; July, tt'lc; August, 91Vc;
September, 9. 94c. Corn No. 2 mixed cash,
63J5tti4c; May. 6,ic; June, M-Vc; July, 52c.
Oats-No. - mixed cash, &7Vc; May. 37c;
June. 31A4C Kye Firmly held and modi-ra-tsve.y
activeilMSic Barley Nominal. Perk
Quiet: olimess. f 3. 75&1O.50. Lard Quiet;
June, $6.65; July. $8.74.
Livestock: Cattle Market opened steady,
but closed 10c per luO lbs lower for all grades:
poorest to best native steers, $3 9 '4-7r per
100 lbs: bulls and dry cows 92.0013.50. Sheep
and lambs Sheep, active and Jc per lb
higher; lambs very firm: sheep. 94.7oi36.50 per
ids; a tew yearlings. j.Ui7.00; lambs,
9s.uoitn1.u1 Hogs Nominally steady; live
hogs, 9l.V05.40 per 100 lbs.
The Loral Markets.
Bran -85c per cwt,
Shipe'nff 91.00 per cwt
Hay Timotbv. tlNaiS: nrairie. 107M1 ; nlnmr
99S10; baled. 9H 00.
Butter Fair to choice, 16c: creamery, SJ34
Fees Fresh. 16c: tucked. 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 10&12J4; turkeys, UUe.
ducks, lttc: geese, 10c.
rBriT and v ko stables.
Apples-94.a5Gl2.7S per bbl.
Turnips 45 ft 50c.
Cattle Botchers oav for eorn fed steera
S4ffi4Hc; cows and nelfei, UK3c; calves
Bhecp 4&5c. i
Hard 7 507 75.
Soft J 10&a 80. -i
HIPKP, WOOL, SEEDS, ETC. '
IIideB. dry 4c per lb.
" green 3c per lb.
Grubby No. 8 3c
Green Salted pure No. 1. 44c.
Wool, unwashed, 18c
Lame, per bn 75c.
stucco, per bbl. t i 75.
Clover seed, per bn. 93 50.
Timothy, per bu. It 50. '
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, lto 16 feet. 918
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles ii 75
Lath 92 50.
Fencing 12to 16 feet 918.
Stock bo irdf.ronch 91K
" " (ircfScd f 17.
C. flooring 930
Finishing Lumber, dressedS30d$40.
ABLATES & CO,