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   Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1886, Trenton, New Jersey                               ren V. W11OLU NO. 1252. TKKNTON, MONDAY AKTKKNOON, NOVKMBKlf 8, 1886. SUNKJN-THF, SOUND. A UNITED STATES STEAMER SUC- CUMBS TO THE WAVES (total Annihilation of the Manhattan, with All on The Storm Too Severe for the Craft to Hide It NEW HAVKN, Nov. a-The United States Strainer Manhattan, Lieutenant Commander To'ier in command, foundered and went to the bottom off Southwest ledge, two miles outeide of this harbor, at o'clock yester- day morning. At the time the ve eel there was a very heavy sea on, with a fierce gale blowing. The Manhattan came into fchla harbor snme Hme during Saturday night and anchored in the channel off the yacht club's house. Custom house official" soem to know but vei-j little about the vos- mission in these waters, but think that ahe was on special duty of some character, mention the setting of buoys, eramina. Won of lighthouses or looking after coasting trading vessels, to GOO that their papers were ODUuctly out, mid that they were encage 1 in th6 trade sanctioned by their offl- papers. About 6 o'clock three of the officers of the viynel came ashore in a kiimll boat and landed at Long wharf. They were on shore about one hnur, mid after getting the morning papers went aboard thn steamer. Immedi- ately Rafter Manhattan got under way in4 hejdad dowu the harbor. William an oystei at Oyster Point, says that he noticed the vessel pass out of the har- bor and set a course toward the loutbwest, and that she pitched heavily in the nea. She two or three seas, and apparently very much in the sea. She then turned half aronnH toward the eastward, and Kane taya her condition grew more labored. He ran to notify the tug office in thin city, by telephone, to send assistance, was gone but ten minutes. He was nimble to raise the city, however, and when he returned the vMuol was smuggling 'against both wind and tide. To all appear- ances the vessAl could not be controlled by its wheel Knne says that be then ran about forty feet across a warehouse floor to roll hln employer, and that when he returned, after an absence of not over two minutes, the Man- had disappeared fiOui view. Not a vestige of her was to be seen, either to the naked eye or with the aid of glasses Kane's story is coiioborated by James Smith, the proprietor of a hotel at South ttnd, on the eastern shore, seven or night miles from the point where Kann saw the sink. Mr. Smith says that when he first saw her the Manhattan was on her sidn, Rua after and finally careened over and went down in a very few minutes from tha time h.9 flint noticed the vessel Two or three other persona on the eastern chore, all at different points of observation, tell stories of the disaster that fully bear out thooe "fold by Smith and Kane. The tug Alert, of this port, went down the harbor a couple of hours later, but on account of the eilremely heavy sea and wind could not go OUtairiA, however. the Manhattan nk the tide was Balling full out into the Bound and whatever wreckage there might fiave been would go out to J'tein the afternoon quantities of pilot -nd biscuit, piectt of bmrd, vai iilihed on one side, that may have been broken from a robin, oil cans and some miscellaneous articles floated ashore with the incoming tide, the shore, witbin a stretch of two miloo from lighthouse point, at the mouth of the harbor to the eastward. She is de- as being of a schooner rig, with a length of eighty, or ninety Her crew esUnmtwl it In vi to twenty-five nicn in >H eflrt and shores are being patrolled in search Of bodies that may wash luhnre, but no reports have boon received any point. The Wanlmtfan wns a steam propellor of third in revenue servies and carried .yliegiin She was built in Chester, Pa., in 1873, and was of 147 tons burden. For some yaars she was stationed at Oswego, N. Y., was out of commiKnion for a time. Dorr F. her commander, was born in Georgia, and hud boon, but a abort tihy in The Onttor Probably Infe. Special Dispatch to THE TIMM BOSTON, Nov. 8. A dispatch to the Jour- nal eays the revenue cutter Manhattan is probably safe, Jn J 'i'hr vices began laat, Wednesday are to be carried on through this week. There will be general moctinga every evening Tuesday, whfB there will be a service for men only. for women will be bold oa 
                            

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