Trenton Evening Times from Trenton, New Jersey on March 31, 1899 · Page 1
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Trenton, New Jersey
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Friday, March 31, 1899
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Y H3A K--5B61 TKMNTON, N. J., MAKCH 31 1899 TWO CRNTS Only 80 Persons 176 Said to Out of a List of be Saved, SEA HORROR OFF FRENCH COAST In a Dense Fog the Steamer Crowded With Easter F.jtcu.stonists Gets Out of Her Course and S nk« in Eight Minutes. Publishers' Press Despatch. London, March 31. The steamer Stella, with tourists for the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, struck on the Sasquets, a few miles off the French coast, and sank in eight minutes. There were 176 passengers on board, only 80 of whom are reported saved. Captain Reeks went down with the ship. There is intense excitement here. The Stella was crowded with Easter holiday excursionists from London and Southampton. A thick fog prevailed and the Stella got out of her course. When the vessel struck the Casquets the people aboard became gieatly excited. The officers of the vessel, aided by a few cool heads, made their way among the frightened excursionists and checked a threatened panic. The people were crowded into small boats as fast *« possible, the women and children taking precedence. The steamers Lyiix and Vera, which happened to be in the vicinity, rescued several boat loads of the shipwrecked people. All available boats at Guemsey, the nearest.poinfc- to the scene of the disaster, have gone to the rescue. No bodies are yet reported as having been* recovered, but there is hardly a doubt that a number of lives have been lost. It is difficult to determine the full extent of the disaster as yet. Despite the efforts of the ship's officers the incredibly short time in which the steamer settled caused gieat confusion and there was no time to distribute life preservers to all the passengers. Some of these did not wait for thf boats but jumped into the water. Several of them were picked up clinging to pieces of wieekage. The rescued passengers are unanimous in their praise of the conduct of the crew. Said Many Are Saved. Publishers' Press Despatch. London, March 31. According to latest reports from the scene of the sinking of the tourist steamer Stella, on the Casquets, the steamer Lynx saved 41 person,)* and the Vera 61. It is estimated that 75 of the passengers and 20 of the crew are still missing. The Stella struck the Casquet rocks late yesterday afternoon. Her boilers exploded a« she went down. The steamer Lynx has landed hei quota of rescued passengers at Southampton. The Stella WRS a steel vessel of 1059 tons. She was built in 1890 and belonged to the London and Southampton Railroad Company. She plied regularly between Southampton and the islands of Guernsey- and Jersey. Friendf are Frenzied. There is a gi oat crowd about the office of the London Southampton Railroad Company clamoring for news from friends and relatives who were on board the steamer Stella which was wiecked on the Casquet Rocks yesterday afternoon. impossible as yet to give any list of the saved or missing. Fuller advices of the disaster say the Stella was steaming at the rate of twenty knots when she struck. Six of the ship's boats were lowered at once. One of these capsized and one has not since been heard from. Four fit the boats full of women and children got away safely. The crew of the Stella heroically re- fiifted to enter the boats and seemed to forget themselves entirely in assisting the women, many of whom became panic stricken in the small boats. Most of the men passengers also refrained from entering the boats. Captain Reeks gave orders from the bridge, which he refused to leave. The crew and men remaining on board crowded to the rail as the boat loads of women and children took the water and as they disappeared in, the fog followed them with a ringing cheer. Then the Stella heeled heavily and the sea ran up along the decks. The captain shouted "Let every man save himself," and the men seized on what they could to sustain them and Jumped into tho sea. Captain Dies Heroically. When the last order was given the captain raised his two hands to the sky and stood in that position till the steamer went under and he disappeared, drawn down by the suction. As the vessel sank her boilers burnt with a great noise and it is believed that some of the wreckage scattered by (he explosion upset the boat which has not been accounted for. Residence For Sale. That very desirable three-story brick ^yelling, No. 114 Centre street; excellent condition; modern improvements; price low; terms reasonable. J. H. DARRAH CO., Mr30th-* 215 E. State street. The onlv representative of the Hartford Rubber Works Co. In this city la R S. Applegate ft Co., 150 E. State St., near P. 0. All sizes of Hartford tirea in stock, including "Seconds." Repairing a specialty. Phone 694, · II01 OS American Troops Are Now Occupying Aguinaldo's Seat of Government, ^ REBELS FIRED TOWN BUILDINGS Two Regiments Have a Brush With the Enemy, But the Strong Entrenchments South of Mqlolo 8 Were Captured Without a Shot Being Fired. Publishers' Press Despatch. Manila, March 31. Malolos was captured with but slight loss to the Americans. The town was occupied at 9:30 thifc morning by General MacArthur and his troops. They found that the main force of the insurgents together with the inhabitants had deserted the capital two days before for Calumpit, a small town six miles beyond Malolos, where the enemy will be pursued. The Filipinos left a small squad of volunteers behind. These men fired the principal buildings and fled to the north as Lieutenant C. H. Ball, with Company E, of the Twentieth Kansas volunteers entered the town fiom the east. A few shots were fired by both sides, but without material damage to either. The advance upon Malolos "began at 8 o'clock this morning from Santa Isabel, where a halt of an hour had been made to give the oatteries from the Utah and Sixth Uinted States artillery a little practice with the Colts automatic guns. Hot work was expected and it was beneved these weapons would be very useful in driving the Filipinos from the strong trenches they hacl obstructed about the capital. The soldie* all along the line were in good spirits and expected a hot time. The Nebraska and South Dakota volunteers were the only troops who really had a fight. They encountered slight opposition on the right, but speedily drove the enemy into a retreat. The loss was slight on the American side, the casualties being few. The strong intrenchments to the south of Malolos were deserted by the enemy without a shot being fired. Flags and guards have been placed in General Aguinaldo's former -head- quaiters at Malolos and also in the residences of the Filipino cabinet officers. Stringent measures have been taken to prevent looting by camp followers, as the rebels in their hasty flight left much valuable property behind. The country beyond Malolos through which the Filipinos are now retreating is exceedingly rough and crossed by many small rivers. The American pursuit will necessarily be slow. (Signed.) ED. L. JCEAN. The Town of Malolos. Malolos, which was occupied by the Americans this morning, had a population of about 15,000 persons. It is surrounded by a swampy country, principally bamboo jungles and rice fields. Tho water in these swamps is full of malarial germs. Agulnaldo had his headquarters in a large two-stoiy stone building, about 300 feet long by 150 feet wide. The Filipino Congress held its meetings here. " -- General Otis' Report. Publishers' Press Despatch. .Washington, D. C., March 31. Tin' following despatch from General Otis at Manila was received at the war department this morning"Manila, March 31. Troops resting at Malolos. Considerable portion of city destroyed by fire. Our casualties, 1 killed, 15 wounded. Hall has returned with troops to former position north of Manila." OTIS. War Department Anxious. The opinion Is expressed today at tlie war department that Aguinaldo having escaped from what was the insurgent capital, he is apt to act on the defensive from now on, and the fear that the 'Filipinos would take to the dense jungles Is about to be realized. Later news may be that the Americans will follow him hotly, but until further des- patches come from General Otis, the officials here hardly know what to^ay of the future plan of operations The town of Maraquina, which Genr pral Hall is reported to have captured, is a comparatively small one, and is located across the river of the same name about nine miles northeast of Manila. Our troops have to go beyond this rlvpr under anv disadvantages. The theory at the department is that a fresh uprising among the natives occurred 4here. Possibly they attempted to de- strov the water works, which were being guarded by Hall's men. The opening of the railroad will bo the worst blow that can be given tho insurgents. They will be cut right ill two. to say nothing of the fact that neither supplies nor money can reach them. But this will not be accomplished in a hurry, as Aguinaldo is supposed to have enough stuff to last some time. i Unanimously Renominated by the Republican Convention Last Night, ELMER E, GREEN PRESIDES Ex-Police Commissioner Henry U. Coleman Placed Mr. Baker's Name in Nomination Speeches Made by Mayor Sickel and Mr. Green. Resolutions Adopted. r Charles Harry Baker, of the Seventh ward, was re-nominated as candidate for receiver of taxes last night by the Republican convention, which met at Licderkranz Hall, on South Clinton street. Like Col. Briggs of the Wednesday" night convention, Mr. Baker was the unanimous choice of the delegates and no opponents contested his nomination. The same enthusiasm which pervaded the Mayoralty convention was also evinced last night. Elmer Ewing Green opened the convention by calling the delegates to order. He was made permanent chair-, man, and R. Henri Herbert permanent secretary. After a roll call the call of the wards was begun and H^enry U. Coleman responded for the First. In a brief but excellent speech he said that the First ward desired to nominate a man who is as well known as any other man in the city. He had been tried and founo true. He commanded the respect also of all citizens, without respect*to party; he Was a man who never swei ved in his duty and who was generous almost to a fault. Mr. Coleman said he wished to name a man who would carry the city by as large a majority as any man that could be named,'and he referred to Charles H. Baker, of the Seventh ward. As the call proceeded each ward seconded Mr. Baker's nomination until the Seventh, Mr. Baker's own ward, was reached, when a delegate moved that the nomination be made unanimous, which was can led. Chairman Green apopinted Messrs. Coleman, of the First; Firth ,of the Eighth, and Emerson, of the Seventh, to bring the candidate before the convention. Mayor Sickel asked that the chairman, Mr. Green, while waiting the^ar- rivaj, .of Mr. Baker, address the convention. Mr. Green gracefully responded and said that as he came into a political meeting it was with varied feelings. Thirty-oue years ago when returning to his native city, after having spent some time away, a man upon whom he had no qlaim honored nim with a nomination to an elective office, the first he had ever held. That man was now lying dead in his owii home William Hancock. The speaker ilica paid a tribute to the sterling qualities of the deceased. But in this busy world there was not much time for what had been. We are required to IOOK to the mture. We were glad to-night as we thought of the nation and of its achievement of last summer. We were glad as we thought of our home, our city, for it was active and prosperous. We were glad when we thought of the Republican party, as it was very much alive, and Its purposes and intentions were beneficent. We were glad when we thought of what was done In the convention the evening previous in the nomination of such a reputable citizen as a candidate for Mayor. (Aplause.) Again we were glad of the work that we were doing at the time. The speaker said "again," because ne was in the same hall two years agb when the same candidate was nominated. He was glad that the young man had proved himself a true citizen by the conauct of his office, and that young man was now reedy to take all By the hand in further usefulness and activity. Mr, Baker appeared at this moment with the tfommittee and was duly escorted to the stage. Mr. Green said that in 1861 some one said he was ready to support the war if it took all the money his friends had. The gentleman just nominated was also willing to take the money of his friends even to the last cent. He then introduced the candidate Mr. Baker turned to the chairman ami Bald ' Mr. Chairman, I cannot help but say that I appreciate your flatter- in? remarks." Turning to the convention, Mr. Baker continued, saying that if there was a position he had not expected to %ccupy, it was the one on the platform where he then stood During the whole of the past year he had not Intended that he should succeed himself. What was a village fifteen years ago was not the big city of Trenton, and it war now necessary for the receiver of taxes to give his whole time to the office. This he had always done. The speaker said he IOOK tne renomi- nation and the enthusiasm as an in- dorsement of his administration of the office. He had used every endeavor to do as he had promised two years ago, when he said that if elected he would conduct the office with credit to himself and honor to the party. Continued on Fifth Page. Nice Home Cheap. We are authorized to sell that nearly new 2%-story brick house containing 8 rooms, bath, hot and cold water and piavza in front, large deep lot, situate No. 54 Hudson street Cheap and easy terms. B. M. Phillips Co., 185 South Broad street. * BEEF INQUIRY INVESTIGATION Two Eminent Members of tho Medical Staff of the Army Testify. Publishers' Prebs Despatch. Washington, D C., March 31 The medical officers of the army had their innings before the court of inquiry this morning Colonel Charles R. Greenleaf assistant surgeon general and medical inspector of the army, and Colonel P F Pope, deputy surgeon general of the army, now stationed at Columbus, 0 , testified as to the sickening taste of canned beef. ' Wife of Col, Washington A, Roebling of This City Graduates From New York University. ESSAY SECURED HIGHEST PRIZE With a Class of Forty-eight Students Dressed in Cup anil Gown, Mrs. Emily Warren Roebling Became a "Bachelor at Law" Her Essay on "A Wife's Disabilities" Attracted Much Attention. Emily Warren Roebling, wife of Col. Washington A. Roebling, of this city, graduated with high honors last night in Madison Square Garden, New York City, with the/ Woman's Law Class of the New Yorll University. Mrs. Roebling read an cesay on "A Wife's Disabilities," which attracted much attention because 01 its merit and for which she was awarded the prize for the best essay. There were forty-eight women dressed in college caps and gowns in j the class, and an imposing row of professors and alunmae In more elaborate robes, making the exercises very impressive. Added to these were the masses of flowers, the solemn pile of parchment rolls and the hundreds of friends who had come to be witnesses of this proud moment in the lives of tho young women in the front seats Mrs. John P. iviunn, president of the Woman's Legal Education Society, wn ich supports the lectureship to wo; men, presided, and sketched the history of the woman's classes, of which last night's was i-e ninth. In her essay Mrs. Roebling said. "Under the dd coi»m,0n law a married woman was classed singular with parties incompetent infants, lunatics, spendthrifts, drunkards, outlaws, aliens, slaves and seamen As a single woman this mcompetency did not exist, but the sacred rite of marriage conferred upon her the honor of ranking in legal responsibility with idiots and slaves. "In these days of-such immense estates, consisting almost wholly of stocks and bonds, the widow's right of dower in a L .^rd interest of her husband's real estate secures her but a beggarly portion Oi what she has enjoyed during his lifetime. Should he so chose, in exercising his legal rights, he is not compelled to leave her one cent of his personal property, and in the e'vent of his dying intestate the le-. gal distribution of one-third of tne personal property to tne widow, if the_,estate be small, often makes it impossible for her to liv« in the home which her care and thrift has helped a man to establish." Honorable mention was made of Miss F. S. Seelye, Miss M. M. Buruett, Mrs. W. A. Roebling, Miss Fay MacCracken and Miss L. W. Booth. The address of the evening, to the graduates, was made by Miss M. Carey Thonias, Ph.D., L.L. D., president of Bryn Mawr College. Professor Isaac Franklin Russell, lecturer to the womans' law class, con- giatulated his pupils. FIRE IN A RAILWAY COLLISION Eighteen People Injured in a Smashup--Train Goes Over a Twenty Foot Embankment. Publishers' Press Despatch. Parkville, Mo., March 31. Eighteen persons have been more or less seriously hurt by the wrecking of the Burlington passenger train from Omaha, which was derailed thirty-one and a half mHes north of here. The whole train went over a twenty- foot embankment. To add to the horror of the wreck, fire broke out in one of the coaches, and in a mail car. Several sacks of mail were burned and a number of passengers nearly suffocated before the fire was extinguished. William Norton and Mail Clerk Hendee are probably fatally injured. The remainder of the injured were bad ly but not fatally hurt. A RABBIT POISONER Eleventh Ward Residents Complain of Death of Pet Rabbits. A rabbit poisoner has appeared in the Eleventh ward and a number of the residents have corr, lained to the officers of the Second Precinct police station of the loss of pet rabbits. Mrs. Fishback states that she found three of her valuable pet rabbits dead this rooming, and that the death of the animals was due to poisoning. Mr. Tindall, of 1119 South Broad street, also complains that three rabbits belonging to her were found dead from poison this morning. Body of Ten-year Old Tommy Mason Recovered This Morning, FELL IN YESTERDAY AFTERNOON Tommy Was Climbing a Fenre bj the Water Power When He Lost His Balance and Fell in-A Little Playmate Heard the Splash But Ran Away in Fear. Thomas Mason, aged 10 son of Samuel J Mason, of 124 Fair street, this city, fell into the water power at the foot of Mill street at 4 o'clock yestei- day afternoon and was drowned The body was recovered from the watu power at 8.45 this morning by Mr. Mason, and James and Peter Donnelly, who had been giappling for it a littlp over an hour. Sammy Mellor, a boy of the same age, was drowned at the s,ame place in the water power about a year ago. Tommy was playing ball on a lot near the gas house with a playmate by the name of Frankie Quinn, yesterda afternoon, before the fatal accident occurred. The boys were playing a game known as "knock up and catch." 1'om my was knocking the ball when it chanced to go over the fence into the water power. Frank wouldn't get it, so Tommy climbed up on the fence, but when in the act of getting down on the water power bank he caught his foot and fell into the water, which runs very close to the fence at this point. The Quinn boy heard the splash and becoming frightened ran away and never mentionjefkthe matter to any person until th« morning. Mr Mason, the dear! boy'b father, came home from work at the usual hour, and thought nothing ,pf it when Tommy failed to put in an appearance at supper time, as the boy frequently was late at his evening meal. However, at 7 o'clock Mr. Mason, suspecting something might be wrong, went In search of his missing boy, but could find no trace of him except that he had been seen playing with Frankie near the water power in the afternoon. Mr. Mason hunted up Frankie this morning and leaiueu enough to convince him that he would find his boy in the water power. Accompanied by James and Peter Donnelly, Mr. Mason commenced to drag the portion of the water power near where^his boy had fallen off tho fence, and at fifteen minutes o£. nine o'clock this morning the body was taken from the water near the small office of Wilson's mills. Coroner Dlsbrow was summoned and after becoming informed of all the circumstances of the case decided that no inquest was necessary, so Undertaker Ashmore took charge of the body. Mr. Mason and his family are stricken with grief. This is the-second son he has lost by drowning, the first meeting his death some five years ago in Morrisville. MOLINEUX MURDER CASE Court Today Reserves Its Opinion in the Application to Set Aside the Indictment. Publishers' Press Despatch. New York, March 31. The argument on the motion to dismiss the indict-^ ment charging Roland B. Molineux with murder in the first degree, in causing the death of Mrs. Kate J. Adams, was heard this morning before Justice Williams in the Supreme Court, to which the case has been transfercod. Bartow S. Weeks, Molineux's attoiuey, charged the district attorney with bad faith id failing .o provide him with * proper copy of the minutes of the grand jury that indicted Molineux, as directed .by Judge Blanchard when the case was before the court of General Sessions and a long wrangle ensued. He contended that the/e was not sufficient evidence to wad ant a legal indictment and asked that the indictment be dismissed. The court reserved its decision. Brick Stable For Sale. We have a nearly new large brick stable with plenty of wagon room, large lot suitable for a livery or boarding stable, centrally located, to sell cheap and easy terms. Apply to B. M. Phillips Co., 185 S. Broad St. * THE SAMOAN TROUBLE Neither State Nor Navy Department Hears Additional Particulars at the Sent of War. * Publishers' Press Despatch. Washington, D. C., March 31 Up to noon no additional Information had been received at either the State or Navy Departments regarding the troubles in the Samoan Islands at that was what the officials said. They now think it will be several days before any authentic details will be received from Admiral Kautz or the United States consul at Apia. A prominent Republican Senator expressed the opinion to-day that the United States, Great Britain and Germany should amicably settle the question by dividing the islands between themselves. That, he thought would eventually be th« settlement of the problem. Prosecutor Cnssley Disposes of the Criminal Business of the Week. METCLIFFE . GOT SIXTY DAYS Sentence Suspended on Samuel Meyer for Five Weeks--August Oakley Thought He Was Too Severely Punished While "Smokey" Olden Said "Thank You." · At the regular Friday Court of Special Sessions in Mercer Court this morning the criminal business of the week was disposed of by Prosecutor Crossley and Judge Woodruff. The rase of Samuel Meyers, who pleaded non-vult to carnal abuse cf Ethel Peer, in the January term was to be settled to-day, but-a petition asking that sentence be suspended, signed by a number of the leading-citizens of' Trenton, induced Judge Woodruff to lay the matter over for five weeks. petition sets forth that both Meyers ant' Miss Peer are anxious to mairy and are only waiting until the latter arrives at the age of consent, which will be in about five weeks. If at that time the two are united in mairlage Judge Woodruff is of the opinion that the ends of justice will be met, if the girl refuses, then Meyers will he punished according to law for a crime, the, maximum penalty for which is 15 years. Thomas Metcliff, who alleges to be member of the Red Men, and who is charged with having attempted to obtain money from Moax Tribe of Red Men, of this city, upon false pretenses, was sentenced to 60 days In the county jail. After pronouncing se.ntence Judge Woodruff remarked to Metcliff that he was at liberty to inform his tribe where he might be found for the next 60 days. August Oakley, pleaded non-vult to assault and battery on Nellie Birch and was fined $15. Oakley stated .that he was working in a house on Bailies street, to which the Birch woman came and kicked up a fight with one of the women there. He tried to part them to prevent trouble. His explanation made no difference and his little attempt at playing the role of peacemaker cost him just $15. Oakley told the judge, he thought It was too much, and Judge Woodruff replied that if he saio anything further it would be at the risk of having bis fine increased. Charles (Smokey) 'Olden was fined $15 for choking his wife. Mr. Olden informed the court that he had uved in one house In this city for seven years and he thought that was evidence enough that he was a good citizen. When His Honor told Olden he wan fined $15 the prisoner replied, "Thank you." "You are entirely welcome," responded the judge. The case of Minnie Kitsner, alias Madame Lews, the alleged fortune teller of Centre street, who is charged with having stolen two plush banners from Elizabeth Friedenger, was laid over for one week. John Plunkett pleaded not guilty to the larceny of seven chickens from James Ross. Mary Davis was fined $15 for petty larceny. The session of court only lasted an hour. ' FUNERAL OF WILLIAM HANCOCK Took Place at His Residence at Noon Today. Thp funeral of William Hancock, the deceased banker, and fatiici of Comptroller Hancock, took plane at noon today, from his late residence, 14, West Front street. It was largely attended, many representative men of the city being present. Rev. Samuel M. Studdiford, D. D., the Third Presbyterian Church, preached the sermon and officiated at the grave The pall-bearers were Charles S. Allen, Charles W. Biles, John Watson and John C. Tabram. inteunent was at Riverview Cemetery, at the conclusion of the ceremonies at the residence. The funeral was under the direction of Charles B. Cogill, funeral director. Router Clothing Sale. The Easter sale of the Trenton Clothing Company, at 18 and 20 North Broad street, Is proving an unqualified sue cess, These entei prising gentlemen have a store filled with the choicest lots of clothing to fill all wants, from the toddling tot of 3 and the sturdy youth of 20, to the meji of maturer vears. Dressed in its holiday garb, and with such a stock of merit and low- pricedness, there Is a demand being filled In astonishing volume. It is pleasing to witness the generous and substantial recoguition by the people of Trenton of such progresslveness. MULRYNE'S CASINO. EXTRA ALL this week. Professor L,udwig Robbins Robinzowinekez, juggler, contortionist and sleight of hand performer; Professor Lantz, with his wonderful dons, Ted Fred, Tramp and Mike. Lunch always served, day and night. Finest wines and superb brands of liquors. Mulryne's latest decoction, Ale anil To- bagco Sauce, now a favorite. Trenton Brewing' Company's specialties always on draught Admission free. Frank U. Mulryne, manager; Kute Mulrync, mixologist. The only regulation bowling alley In (he city. ** NEWSPAPER! IV ® iWSPAPLRl

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