Revenue Cutter Service Collector Lee
SEARCH FOR DERELICT SCHOONER k WHS imii- thn the city Aid of the Revenue Cutter Service Invoked to Find a Schooner of Lumber, Which Left Sabine Pass on July 9, Bound for Mexico, Braciit TO Tni Washington. Aug. 10.--Capt. Shoemaker, ChietVif the Bureau of the Revenue Cutter Service, received a telegram today from Collector of Custom Leo at Galvoston. Tex., Informing him that tho l.utchcr Monro Lumber Company of Orange, Tex., had applied applied to him (Lee) for the aid of a revenue cutter to look up ihe whereabouts or tho American schooner Martha. The schooner was said to have left Sabine Pass on July 0, hound for Tlacolnlpam, Mexico, and up to tho present time had not been heard from. It was further stated in the telegram that the ship had undergone repairs to her rudder rudder before leaving, and the supposition was that she was disabled and unable to make land. Collector Lee asked If the cutter Wlnona at Mobile could not be ordered go to her assistance. Make a cruise to the southwest from Eg- mnnt Ivcv. as far as your coal capacity permit, w search of tho American schooner Martha, said to be disabled In the. Gulf bound from Siiblne Pass to Mexico." biniiliir instructions wero sent to Capt. Broadbent, commanding the revenue cutter Forward at Key West. dipt. Uroadbent has since telegraphed Cupl. Shoemaker that ..no would start in search of the ricreli-t immediately. In discussing the chances of tindiiiK tha schooner, Capt. Snocmaker said today I h o prospects of Hlldlng the Martha remote, so much time having elapsed siuou tile ship was heard from. If the vessel disabled and drifted Into the Gulf stream the westerly edge of the Gulf of Mexico shu may find her way tn Key West in current. The department, of course, will lend every effort through the means at hand to discover the whereabouts of tho ship if still atloat." Capt. Shoemaker commanded a rcvcnun cutter In the Gulf for a number of ye;u-a 5"', c b t ing appointed head of tho service, and is thoroughly familiar with the territory territory in which the disabled ship Is now supposed to be drifting.