The Oklahoma Times from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 22, 1889 · 2
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( 'ublishere Times Oklahoma City Monday April 22 1880 CURRENT COMMENT MILE in the shape of powdor is now prepared in England II is said to keep erst-rate ITALIANS are engaged in making cheese out of tomato pulp at a Burlington New Jorge 3v canning house FLORIDA SIMMS LO have supplied California with 2000000 young orange trees Once the &slot last September AN Englishman has invented a bonnet which can be taken off in the theater folded up and used for a fan A ma Oak tree recently felled near Baraboo Wis measured nearly seventeen feet in girth and was more than 100 feet in height - CiUzon CLEVNLAND will not be out of a job lie bag been appointed a commis 'donor to buy lands for New York city parka Ile will get $t a day MORE oranges have been sold in Florida this mason than ever before and those growers who have sold at home are best satisfied with the results A MAN la Huntington Ind raiset unks which he solis to zoolop al gar 10 a payIle king a idoiltable living Aut of his ventur Tag Ohio Home for the blindat Morrow county has now elgteen inmates who earn from fifty to eighty-live mints per day after paying their board in making brooms THE ostrich feather trade of South Africa is so depressed WO feathers whichformerly sold for $125 now only bring $750 and the value of the birds has declined accordingly HON Ellis R Roberts of Utica N Y who has just been appointed Assistant Treasurer at New York bears the distinctfon of being the Only Welshman ever elected to Congress ITHE largest flume in the world haft last been completed in southern California It is fifty miles long costing $1000000 and consumed 9000000 feet of llumber in its construction 4 ) A SAN FRANCISCO concern is making handsome pressed brick out of coal ashes and cinders These bricks have stood -nrest tests for strength and are -- 4)nrning or baking ompany claims to be able ton of pure tin from thirty-as of scrap and waste tin and 'Ares out a profit of $450 a ton for the usiness counting pure tin at only $500 'a ton MR Wanamaker says no postoffice shall be kept in any saloon or in any room from which a saloon can be entered A great many postoilicev in Itentucky will have to change their quarters 1 i AN Iowa Judge has decided that apples can not be grown in that state That is he has delared that older is an intoxicant and the law of Iowa is against Intoxicants No cider no apples CLEVELAND'S administration was distingulabed for the number of vetoes he Issued The first year of Harrison's administration is worthy of some distinction for the number of proolomations issued ' KANSAS City Gazette: Bill Hackney kas been appointed attorney for the San' La Fe for Oklahoma It is lawful and proper to scalp down in that cuntry but NO hope business will be so brisk as to keep Bill quiet ONE Of the best Informed bee men of the United States estimates the total simnel honey product of North America and the plants of producers to be worth $30000000 California stands first in the production of honey ! A LEWISTON Me farmer says he will 'give $2 a cord for kiln-dried sawdust to put on his lands He uses dry sawdust as a bedding for his cattle It absorbs moisture is dry warm and comfortable and it becomes a good fertilizer A 14year-old scholar in the district school near Vandalia Ill took a swallow from his ink bottle the other day to see bow it would taste The next morning he died His physicians said that the ink contained a deadly poison - ALONG the Galena river in Illinois and !Wisconsin recently wagon loada of dead fish were piled up Many thcrories accounting for the pheonmenon are advanced but none of a satisfactory nature and thus far the cause of the fatality is a mystery UP to date the bunt for Taseott has cost the Snell estate $29000 Mr A J Stone son-in-law of Snell has traveled 8000 miles in his effort to capture the murderer but so far has found only a iresemblance He will coatinue the search however 1 To lay five miles of track it takes 1760 rails weighing in the aggregate 1056000 tpounds To spike this requires 26880 "spikes weighing 7200 pounds It also bolts for every five miles Five 'piles of ties number 13200 or enough to :Wake a small forest IN a paper recently read before lin Boston Horticulture society Mrs& H — "AWN miSlett the estosill IA tixoars Is largely ow Led cf living bacteria and that the ordinary '!dusting" of furniture with a feather duster only trans- fere these bacteria to the throats of the inmates - Ex-MAIrog Vaur- of Philadelphia IaIrna the honor of being the only living American who ever danced with Queen Victoria It 1368018 that gentlemen from this aide of hte water never survive an occurrence of thakkind Ex-Mayor Vaux Is a matt with a very strong constitu IT is evident that Lawrence B arret made a very blundering indiscreet sort Dt address when he announced the Innen' of Edwin Booth from the stage in RO011efiterb Perhaps Mr Barrett was excited and didn't consider his words but his remarks were rather suggestive at the ordering of a coffin for the "great eat living tragedian" by the man who apparently thinks himself next in resit to the "greatest" Washington Ratchet: White law R0141 and Preston B Plumb were early in life partnere in and co-editors of the Xenia O New The latter took Bowe Greeloy's advice and went west and grew up with the country The other scorned it came east and got Greeley' job No one or them is a senator and the other minister to France There may be a moral to this somewhere but we tail to saa IL FURTHER INFORMATION WASHINGTON April 12--The commis-stoner of the general latal office has made public the followlog letters as being of general interest to persons contemplating settlement in Oklahoma: DEPARTMENT OP TIM INTERIOR GENERAL LAND OFFICE WASHINGTON D C April 12 1889 To O M Willman Esei Sir—Your letter of the 4th Inst addressed to the honorable attorney general to reference to the OkInhoina InntiS which are to be opened to settlemeM under the act of congress of March 2 1889 has been forwarded to him by this office for answer In reply I have to -slate that the lands in question have to be disposed of to 'Aetna' settlers under the homestead IliWS only A party desirng to become an actual settler under the homestead laws may Initiate his claim by entry at the district land office after properly examining and selecting the land desired in which case he is allowed six months front date of entry within which to establish his actual residence on the land which must consist of some act or acts connecting himself with the particular tract claimed said act or acts to he eiptivolent to announcement of such as his Intention and from which the public generally may have notice of his C1111111 Thertlifter he is allowed three months within which to make his chino or record by entry in the district land office I enclose for yoor further Information copies of the circulars of January I 1889 and April 1 Nee Respectfully S M STocEstAGEII' Commissioner WAstimeroN April 12 MO To HMI 3 J legalK United Staten Senate Dear Sir—I have the honor to receive by ei-erence from you and herewith return a letter addressed to you by Mr T D Soot-mete date at Oklahoma Station I T the 29th ult In reply I have to state that the act of March 2 1889 to which Mt Sommin refers provides as he states' that no ne shall be perinitted Inter ir acquire tuy right to any of the 0 fah iii huids to be disposed of th ereum er w to violates i a provisions -by entering upon and occupying the memo prior 6312 o'clock noon of April 22 1889 thdatefixed in the president's prociamatimi of March 23 1889 for said lands to become open to settlement The statutes makes no exception to this provision I am inclined to think however that when a person was already within these lands at the date of approval of the act by the propecauthority his presence there should mit be regarded as a violation of this pro vision of the act The primary jurisdiction to act upon op- plications to enter rests with the district land officers and Mr Sommers may pre sent his application for entry to them with proper proof of his allegations Should they refuse to permit an entry he may appeal from their action which would bring his application and proofs before this of' lice for its niljudleat ion of the case S NI STouKSIA(4E1C Commissioner" ONE HUNDRED TitoUeAND SETTLERS In speaking of the great line of immigration now setting toward Oklahoma Commissioner St ockslager today said that from newspaper estimates and front informatiou received through official and personal sources be was of the opinion that fully 100000 persons would enter Oklahoma within a mooth after the 22d of April "For these 100000 persons" said the Cornmissioner "there are only about 10000 homestende which may be entered muter the president's proclamation Therefore for each quarter section open to entry there will be at least five or six epplicamts Never before in the history of the country has there been it parallel to it" The inevitab e result of this tremendous tollux the commissloner thinks would be It great many contests and probably some personal conflicts A further result he feared would be the spreadlog of this immense surplus over the adjoining Indian lands f10111 Whieli it WOUld be dillictilt to dislodge them without much trouble anti possibly some bloodshed If the commission appointed to treat with the Cherokees for A CVSHiOn of the Cherokee outlet could complete their labors within the next few months so that the new tract might be open to settlement befere congress twain meets this might anti probably would relieve the pressure Otherwise he feared matters would become complicated and the equilibrium restored with difficulty However the commissioner has no doubt that the precautions now bing taken to preseve order in Oklahoma and to keep the intruders from the adjoining lands will be amply sufficient for the purpose of the newly appointed registers and receivers of the recently Mewed land offices at Gutorie and Kingfisher stage eta-Con who with their clerks and two special agents of the department Ivill meet on Ain't' ti ana rOgetner they will Proceed to heir posts of duty Every facility will be exercised by the ocal officers to applicants in meking their 'lingo t and every effort made to dispatch the business of the office with h expedition In order to save the time of the receiving officers they will be supplied with rotary consecutive numbering stamps instead of making their indorsements with a pen The order in which an application is received is indicated by the number stamped upon it and will determine and settle the priority Over applications bearing a higher number A force of clerks in the general land office has been hard at work since the president's proclamation was issued preparing plat books blank books blanks aud supplies of all kinds for the new office and everything is said to be ill readiness JURISDICTION OVER NO MAN'S LAND PAtils Tex April 12—An examination of the law creating a federal court at Muskogee and establishing a court in this city with jurisdiction over a portion of the Indian Territory develops the fact that No Alan's Land has been made a portion of the Indian Territory and that the court at this place has jnrisdiction over criminal offenses by nonresidents No Man's Land has not heretofore been in the jurisdiction of any court and is therefore overrun by desperadoes thieves and all manner of lawless characters It is said that there are fully 200 moonshIne distillerica in existence in that country and a force of deputy marshals will leave here shortly to inYeStigate affairs and ferret out criminals The Indian country over which the Paris court has jurisdiction is about 700 miles long and about 100 wide 'Ihe first court convenes here next Monday and there are already a large number of cases awaiting investigation by the grand jury WASHINGTON April 13--A new postotflee has Leen established at Kingfisher stage station Indian territory through the efforts of Representative Peters of Kansas It will be known as Lisbon The land office at that Ipoint and district will also be known by the same name Mr Peters has taken much interest in the office Just established and has been pushing Robert MeCense of Citnarron Kan for the postmastership Yesterday his efforts culminated in the appointment of Mr McCanse to the office Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson wantcd to know by what right Mr Peters claimed the place for a Kansas men and the congressman's reply 'WM '13y the right of discovery" as he claimed that there was no one there now who oottld be appointed —Peers expects to have a mail route established from the end of the Rock Island railroad to Lisbon in a short time The railroad company propose srunning coaches from the terminus to Lisbon KANSAS MATTERS AT THE CAPITAL WasulNuToN April 13--The acting comptroller of the currency today authorized the Union national bank of Manhattan Ran to begin business with a capital of $50000 Speaker Booth of the Kansas legislature who has been here for two weeks looking after land business left for home today Judge Chandler the new assistant secretary of the interior has buckled down to work in earnest and expects to tackle land cases which have been awaiting lib attention Charles Neely of Leavenworth is at the Ebbitt The following fourth-class postmastera were appointed today: In Kansas--A L Shane at Elmo T R Blair at Havana Joseph Justus at Hill City Joseph Burton at Jamestown W A Butcher at Lafontaine Albert Gilkey it La Loupe J R Layne at Strarght Creek and D A Hazerman at Vimiand The comptroller of the enrreucy bas authorized tbe tocornorat'Ja of the Union national bank at Mao!ato Kan with a capital of 00000 ST Loris April 13—News comes from Oklahoma that all the cattlemen In that territory except one have driven their cattle out and that he is getting his herds away as rapidly as possible Some fifty or more families of uegroes b4ve left Fort Smith Ark for the vicinity of Guthrie Oklahoma where they and numerous other colored people will establish a colony A01111E TO OKLAHOMAITES MILWAUKEE Wis April IZ—A gentleman residing in this city has received a letter from Ms brother-in-law who lives twelve milett from the Oklahoma border The writer says that the president should have declared the territory open the day after the Issuance of the proclamation and continues: "There were at that time in the neighborhood men enough waiting to occupy its every home Many of them were the followers of the late Captain David L Payne who labored so long and faithfully to accomplish the work that the president's proclamation does Many of these men will be cut off and ruined now As it is there are now in the neighborhood of the territory ready to move at a moment's notice five times the numberof peopie necessary to settle it and every wagon road converging toward this:point from Missouri Nebrmka Colorado Texas and elsewhere is groaning under the burden of wagons Everyone is going in the direction of Oklahoma cross lots when he can This is merely the van of the army that is to come Notwithatanding all warning and reason the great mass of the waiters have a desire to hang around the frontier a day or two as they will try to be on hand just as the gate swings open The result as it may reasonably be calculated will be a never-ending series of bitter and bloody battles in comparison to which county seat rackets and race wars are but child's play Another element is the western rustler who has been through the mill and has been raised as It were on the county seat fight and rocked upon the billows of laud contests lie does not care shout homesteads but he will be there He will be satisfied with a few of the best lots in all of the best towns and be won't be satisfied unless he has them He don't want anything that involves trouble but it trouble comes that is just what he has been looking for and he will welcome it as an old friend In fact the man who is now selling his farm or other property and picturing to himself & peaceful home Oklahoma is the fellow t am writing these lines to—the man I ant to wake up I would tell him to come with the idea of staying but with means of re turning There is bound to be lots of T LOUIS MO April 16--At Sn early hour this morning when Louis Napoleon the janitor of the St Louis grain elevator office southwest corner of Biddle street and the levee went into the office to clean up he found John Jackson president of the elevator company hanging to one of the high posts of a counter railing dead and the body cold Mr Jackson had evidently stood upon a chair while adjusting the rope—a piece of an ordinary clothes line—and then kicking the chair away the noose closed on the wind pipe death ensuing by strangulation janitor and his wife cut the body down and laid it on a sofa where it reninined until Mr O Robert P wens cashier of the company came to the office Several letters were found on Mr Jackson'sdesk one addressed to his son and others to business friends which Mr Owens took charge of and at this writing their contents are not known Word was immediately sent to the family residence and the body and letters Were sent down shortly afterwards Mr Jackson was one of the best known business loan of the city with very large luterests and the news of his suicide caused a great sensation on 'change He is said to have been heavily interested in May wheat and it is reported on 'change that his grain transactions probably had something to do with his self-destruction but of this nothing definite has transpired as yet At Mr Jackson's home the shock to the family was so great that no definite information could be obtained Mr Hugh Rogers ono of the brothers-in-law of Mr Jackson was at the house but could not or would not give any information as to the cause of the suicide There was much talk on 'change about Br Jackson and the three elevators in which he was largely interested being "long" on May wheat to a great amount but nobody seemed able to give definite information General Grier of the Grier commission company through whom the St Louis Elevator company did its business said Mr Jackson personally was not "long" a bushel with his house but the elevator company was but he believed they were able to take csre of all their deals It has been noticed several days Mr Jackeon was worried and some of els friends knew that he was in trouble but when approached on the subject he laughed the matter off and assumed a gay and cheerful manner An intimate friend of the deceased said: "I know that this catastrophe is by no means uutxoected to the family of Mr JeK eon although of course the shock Is ttlIblv lArt' afv“1 two weeks he has been in very low spirits es it is generalle undustood because of heavy ileancisi losses although for this I cannot personally vouch What I do know is that during the time I have mentioned his son George has been watching him very closely Except when on the floor here he kept him under his eye continually and never left him alone for an intsant Late yesterday afternoon Mr Jackson gave him the slip and this is the result I know that Mr Jackson wrote several letters to different friends but I have not seen any of them What I do not know is that Ins family have feared something like this ever since the first of the month It is said he was long on May wheat and that his losses in this conflict with previous disastrous operations threw his mind off its balance Without actual knowledge I believe this to be the cause of the rash act" NO NEWS YET 0 Nothing Further Regarding Passengers of the "Danmark" NEW YORK April Ili—The Al ler from Bremen arrived at her dock this morning It was' hoped that she might bring some news of the passengers and crew of the abandoned steamer Danmark but such wm not the case as the first her captain heard of the disaster was from the reporters who thronged to the dock The Aller had sighted no wreckage or encountered any signs of the disaster The mails from the White Star steamer Brittanic which arrived last night was distributed this morning and among the letters was one for Punch Edye & Co containing a list of the passengers who were on board the abandoned steamer Danmark The Brittanic arrived at her dock about 8:30 rt but the letters for Punch Edye & Co were not opened till this morning No news concerning them has yet been received but the agents of the steamer which is by this probably at the bottom of the sea are hopeful that some passing vessel may have taken off the passengers and crew In hoping for this good fortune they are half expectant that it will have fallen to the lot of their own steamer Iceland to have performed a good piece of work The Iceland left Christiania on March 30 and is expected to arrive here at any hour She was in fact looked for last evening but up to o'clock this morning she had not been sighted No other steamers have arrived with any news of having fell in with drifting boats and this increases the hope that some steamship has rendered timely ail and rakes the shipwrecked passengers rod Sleir bentedil on board: Telegrams are arriving every hour at the office of the &vats asking for Information concerning frWnds who were on board the steamship One name from Omaha irom S B B trkslow asking if Bernedita PerfiCW of Palo Sweden was a passenger A glance at the list revealed the fact that she was LOND0N April 13--Captain Bond of the Inman line steamer City of Chester which sighted the abandoned steamer Danmark believes that the passengers and crew of the Danmark were rescued Be bases his belief on the fact that the Danmark's boats were gone A chain cable was seen hanging over the bow of the Danmark and this leads Captain Bond to believe she had been in tow of another vessel NEW YORK April 13—A great number of people who by this time had expected to greet their friends linger around the door of the passeutrer office anxious to hear tidings and yet fearful that the news that may reach them may blast all hopes of ever seeing them again They scan the countenances of all who go in and out as if they would try and learn if they had reason to hops ' THE "ICELAND" ARRIVES NEW YORK April 13--The Danish steamer Iceland from Copenhagen which it is thought may have some news of the passengers and crew of the steamer Danmark was signaled off the Sandy Hook light ship at 1:45 o'clock this afternoon A GOVERNMENT FOR OKLAHOMA WAsIIINOTON April 12--The Eon William M Springer is preparing an elaborate paper setting forth a plan for the organization of a territorial government in Oklahoma This document will be submitted tomorrow to some of the first letvient of the laud DASHED TO ATOMS Fearful Details of the Storm'e Work at ! - APIA Samoa per steamer Alameda San Francisco April 13--The little group of Samoan or Navigators blends which a few months ago attracted the attention of the civilized world by a fierce civil combat between two native factions and the consequent possibility of serious complications between the great powers of the United Statea and Germany has been visited by a disaster more appalling than all of the wars ever waged here In attempting to effect a solution of the Samoan difficulty and to protect their respective interests on the islands the United States and Germany have lost nearly 150 lives and voomoo worth of property The most violent and destructive hurricane ever known in the South Pacific ocean passed over these islands on the leth and Nth of March and as a result a fleet of six war ships and ten other vessela were ground to atoms on coral reefs in the harbor or thrown on the beach in front of the little city of Apia and 142 officers and men of the American and German navies sleep forever under the reefs or lie buried in unmarked grayes thousaMs of miles from their native lands A TOTAL WRECK The United States frigate Trenton flagship of the Pacific squandron which arrived here from Panama March 11 lies within a stone's throw of the American consulate a total wreck The great hull of the magnificent vessel which steamed Into the harbor a few weeks ago rests on the bottom fast going to pieces - The United States steamer Vandalia ard from Frcoffisco FgCrn- ary 28 is hurled out of sights between the Trenton and the shore Her nhattered foremast and smoke stack rise from the water to mark the spot where the gallant vessel struck and lay for twelve hours before the awful torrent of water which swept four officers and thirty-nine men from her decks and rigging Her commander Captain C M Schoonmaker was among the first who periched in the waves The other officers who met their deaths were Paymaster Frank H Arms Lieutenant Frank Sutton of the marine corps and Pay Clerk John Roach The United States steamer Nipsic lay for several days alongside the andalia with her bow high on the beach and within five feet of the water's edge The vessel though badly damaged was hauled on a few days after the storm and is the only war ship afloat in the harbor Several of the officers and crew are living aboard All of the Nipaic's officers are safe but she lost five men by the swamping of a boat and two others who jumped overboard were also drowned The three A mericatf men of war were swept ashore almost at the same point SUNKEN IN' A MOMENT It was on the little German guabogt Eber that the greatest loss of life occurred The Eber had a complement of six officers and seventystix men Five men were ashore during the storm When the vessel stenck the reef she sank completely out of sight and a minute later there was not a vestige of her to be seen and all on board were lost except one officer Lieutenant Gnedeke and four sailors The other five officers and sixty-six men were either Instantly killed when the vessel crashed to pieces or were drowned in the roaring torrent of water that broke upon the reef A small part of the Eber's prow was afterwards washed ashore near an American vessel This and a few pieces of broken wreckage near the point where she struck are the only portions of- her that have ever been seen since the momentshe went down Just On the edge of the reef about BOO yards west of the Trenton is all that reMItilla of the Adler the flagship of the German squadron in Samoan waters The Adler was washed on top of the reef and turned completely over on her side She has remained in that position since and is almost entirely out of the water Nearly every man aboard was thrown into the water when the Adler struck but only twenty sailors were drowned and all her officers were save The German corvette Olga is fast upon a wind fiat about a quarter of a mile east of the American vessels While the storm was raging and the vessels lighting for their lives the Olga came into collision with nearly every other man-of-war in the harbor and was badly damaged above her water line It la thought that DP1 he towed oft No Itycs were loston t'n) Olga The only other man-of-war in the hatsbor was the British corvette Calliope which arrived here in February ana releved the Royalist Her machinery vas very powerful and she was :enable of steaming at the tate of sixteen knots an hour but she nartowly e3caped going at the same place with the Adler but just as she was abeut to ttrike the reef she let go her anchors and n the face of a terrible wind steamed out )f the harbor and put to sea THE MERCIIANT VESSELS WRECKED The merchant vessles which were wreck id were principally small craft Nearly all If them were thrown on the reef near the wreck of the Adler but one or two of them escaped with slight damage One of these was a schooner belonging to the Jarman trading company end she was nade ready to send to Tutuila to meet the iceanic steamship Mariposa from San Prancisco so that news of the disaster tould be forwarded to Auckland and from there cabled to Europe aud America The beach is strewn with wreckage !rem one end of the town to the other )ver nine hundred American and German tailors are quartered in Apdia and for a w days after the storm subsided the rreatest confusion existed everywhere A arge number of men on the Vandalic and leytril on other vacates were badly injured )y falling from the rigging and being thrown about decks by the terrible seas ind it was necessary to provide a tempora1 hospital for their accommodation A treat many men from the wrecxed vessels weenie intoxicated as soon as they reach-id the shore NO THOUGHT OF WAR Every one was drenched with the rain 513 stood shivering in the storm prepared o render whatever assistance might be )ossible The natives waded far out into the surf where a white man could not live Ind many a life was saved through their Alerts Americans and Germans were ented alike No thought was given to h e state of war existing between the Germans and themselyes and the men who !ought the Germans at Vellele a few months before now battled with the waves knd risked their own lives to save their measles front a watery grave THE STORM'S AWFUL FORCE The force of the storm was never equal ied in this part of the world before The harometer had been falling steadily for several days previous to the storm and he wind com ntenced to blow Friday after-loon March 15 and continued until Sun-lay morning The rain fell in torrents luring the whole time and great clouds hf gaud invapt over the Lawn - Hundreds of people stood on the beach nut watched the awful spectacle in the harbor The vessels all had full bead of iteam on and three or four anchors out rheir yards and topmasts were down and wen nrecantion was taken to insure tatety of the ships Out the stud consthstis shifted from northeast to northwest he force was so great that the vessels dragged their anchors all over from one side of the bay to the other and came into collision a dozen times Tremendous seas broke over the decks and torrents of water rushed down the hatchways and put out the fires There was great confusion among the men on several of the vessels early Saturday morning but theoitcers did nob:e work and the men became orderly and attended to their duties bravely in the face of danger Persons on shore were powerless to render assistance to the ships: Hundreds ran to She water's edge and stood in the blinding storm notching the great vessels pitch 'bout on the waves or drift on to total lestruction against the reefs The swo broke upon the reef with a roaring sound tad washed far no on the beach carrying wan n great quantities OS wrecsage ius watchers on the shore were submerged Lime after time Bud many injured by the floating wreckage Great clouds of sand filled the air and cut the face and body like a knife AFTER THE STORM The storm rowed furiously nearly two lays and when the wind !Molly abated the scene of destruction was awful On the shore houses were unroofed and blown down and trees and fences were thrown across the streets so that passage was almost blocked Out of seventeen vessels which were moored in the harbor only two small schooners remained afloat and these were badly damaged The survivors of the disaster seemed dazed Thar had or seen merit' nun comradea werept awey from thee grams and go dowu to death and had eepectett to follow them as every wave brae or their ill-fated vessels Lone extremes had rendered them weak and exhauseed -Very few bad tasted food for thiety-sia bootee Many hati (dung to the rigitioe without a particle of clothing and ell bore works of tet-rible uttering The hem of Aplts were thrown open and both 'eau mid foreign residents did all In their tower to acconmodate the shipwrecked Wioes TitE HARBOR A DEATH TRAP - Apia bekbor where the frightful disaster occurred is a little semi-circular bay situated ()eft° northern side of the Weed of Upalm Ihe distauce across the entrance to the biti is about three miles A coral reefmostof which is visible at low water extends lit front of the harbor but is broken fdr a distance of three-fourths of a mile abo half way between Mateitt point on the ea- and Muliniut point on the west This brent in the reef forms a gateway for ships to enter the harbor The space within ties reef where the ships can he at anchor is Very email as there is a MilOill of large ditneesions in the eastern part of the bay and see western portion is obstructed by another coral reef which is located from 200 to 400 yards off shore and extends almost f m the western extremity of the bay to I poinf directly in front of the America committee which is situated near th middle of the cresent shaped t) town I was on the refer that most of the vessels Ire wrecked as the wind blew Into the harbor from the open sea and forced ti m back against it The water In the open space between the outer reef on the north and the inner reef mul the shoals On the west south and west is very deep butehe space is not capable of accommodating with safety the number of large vessels which were lying in the harbor when the storm commenced There is no holding ground at the bottom of the bay and it eels been no uncommon thing for vessele drag their anchors whenever a Bell! In esti would &prime up Atiot :' 'great diaadvantana which the harbor istatesses is the repid currents whichltusot about in several directions which eel greatly increased by the immense volume of water emptying into the bay from several rivers The principal oue of these currents rushed along shore past the point where the American vessel struck 'alio hundred yards further west It was met by a roaring torrent of water pouring entof the mouth of the Vaisigne river The consequence was that a whirl was formed at the mouth of the river and a dozen men who were tossed overboard from the Vandallis were swept down to this point only to be whirled round in the water for a moment and then be forced out into the bay The men of war which were anchored in the harbor were necessarily very close together ef he vessels nearest the shore were the Eber and Nipsic The Eber was directly in front of the American consul- ate about a quarter of a mile erornshore and the Nipslc was about 200 yards east of the laver The Adler was ahead of the Nipsie turd the Olga and Calliope were ahead Of he Ebete The Vandalla vi tee beyond the Calliope a mile off from shore The Trenton was last of the war ships to arrive here and being much larger than tiny Other man of war in the bay there was no room for her near shore so she was obliged to drop anchor beyond the Van-delta just within the outer reefs The sailing crafts were in shallow water west of the men-of-war The Trenton and Vandalia had the most dangerous spots 1 the barber while the position of the Nipsie web considered the safest SARPRisED BY THE STORM For a fetw days preceding the hurricane the weather was cloudy and the barometer had been steadily falling but no one anticipated the storm which commenced to set in ltriday afternoon March 15 By ll o'clock that night the wind had de creased to a gale and neaseireer the war ships had their engines working to relieve e 'the - strain upon their itiqiors The crews on most of thet fall at midnight and the iling vessels threw out ex- tra auction nd then went ashore Rain commenced wind iniviised in fury teepee waves lWA l'olinit in from the open Neer o eitehitchitg of vessels was fearful Every man was lept at work The Eber corn- menced tedraw her anchor at midnight and an hoir later the Vendetta's were I also draggtig However by using full steam peel they both succeeded in keeping well oVthe reef and away from the other N'eFibliS The wind blew stronger and steamer and rain tell in torrents By 8 o'click the situation bad become alarming t Nearly every vowel in the liar-bor was e ging their anchors and there eyes hope - Atteger oet a eoelialau A Paine nee it lel biette fietreimileig the men on seveln est the vessels cud they were kept at th 11 posts with great difficulty On the sieve the howling 14 the wind among the trees and houses and the crashing of falling roofs had aroused many persons trent their beds and figures were seen groping the streets looking for some spot of shelter from the tempest he tide was coming in rapidly teed waves were washing all over the street a hundred feet above the usual bigl water mark The spray was thrown hieh in the air and beat leto the windows ef houses nearest the shore Rain fell like slice and men and women who were wantering about in thestorm shield ed their Nees with small pieces of board or any other articles that could be used as a protectisn against the wind anti sand The natives seemed to realize more than any one eite that the storm would result in awful (stritction People gathered in little groteis and peered out into the darkness acmes the sea of foaming waters ‘NAITiNG FOR THE CRASH Threntee the blackness of night could be seen lights of the men of war and even above th rushing and roaring of the wind sod wa s the shouting of officers and men On board came Ninety across the water a struck terror to the hearts of all who lie led It conld be seen that the vessels re dragging as the lights were movine owlv iti different directions and apparen y ero mg WILL recrossing cacti ether e cry ni ment it seemed as though evo or 1 we o be great war ships were about t orn ogether and the watchers an the ch tilted in breathless anxiety ie to hear 0 c sh of the collision and to see the sseli go down to destruction A I a 4 after 5 o'clock the Bret lets ' of dawn broke upon the seen and revealed a spectacle lint often wi egged The position of the ves above th rushing and roaring of the wind and wa 8 the shouting of officers and men on board came faintly across the water a struck terror to the hearts of all who lie led It could be seen that the vessels re dragging as the lights were moving owlv in different directions and ofbe y cro mg tlitti recrossing cacti 3ther 14 ery ni ment it seemed as though wo or i re o be great war ships were about t orn ogether and the watchers 9n the ch sited in breathless anxiety to hear 0 c sh of the collision and to see the 48sers go down to destruction A 1 a 4 atter 5 o'clock the first rts 4 of dawn broke upon the seen and revealed a spectacle not often wi egged The position of the vesSOIS was entirely changed the wind which was blowing from the northeast had swept them tram their former moorings and they were all bearing down in the direc- tijr on of-ti reef Black smoke was pour- ing from heir funnels showing that des- perate e orts were being made to keep them ut against the wind The decks were sv4arming with men clinging to masts or any other object on which a hold could beobtained' The hulls of the war 1 r shiPs w e tossing about like corks One momen the vessels seemed to stand al- most u )n their beam ends and the next Instant their sterns would raise out of the w ter and expose to view the rudde and rapidly revolving pro- pillars Then the prows would be lift- ed Mgt in the air only to plunge into the next w A and deluge the ships with a tor- rent of Ater Several small sailing ves- eels loo already gone ashore in the western Part of he bay The Trentr‘ and Ven- detta ng further from oho than the other dps were almost obsc red toy the blindin mist The vessels most plainly momen the vesiels seemed to stand al- most u m their beam ends and the next instant sterns their s would raise out of the w ter and expose to view the rudde and rapidly revolving pro- Pellers Then the prows would be lift- ad big' in the air only to plunge into the nest w m and deluge the ships with a tor- rent of ater Several small sailing ves- sels tun already gone ashore in the western lf Part of he bay The Trento and Van- della ng further from silo than the other dps were almost obse red toy the blindin miit The vessels most plainly visible were the Eber and Adler and Nip-sic They were very close together and only a few yards off front the reef THE "EBER" DOOMED Th-e ittle gunboat Eber was making a desperate struggle but every moment was tieing drawn nearer anti nearer toe reef Her doom was certain Sudde 'y - she shot forward as if iaking a last struggle to este destruction The current how- ever b re her off to the right and her prow s uck the port quarter of theNipsic The sh k carried away several feet of the Nipsic' rail and one boat- The Eber then fell ha and fouled with the Olga but 1 neithersvessel sustained much damage by the collisicn The two vessels however bad chticked the Eber's progress and she seemed unable to make any further effort to save herself She swung around broadside to the wind and drifted slowly towards the reefs Awful seas broke the little vessel and forced her on to destruction In a momtut a great wave rolled in towards shore the Eber was lifted high on ita crest aid carried broadside on the reef She cerise down with awful foroe and in an instant there was sot a vestige to be seen She str l ck fairly upon her bottom rolled over tsoward open sea and disappeared from view tSAVING FRIEND AWD FOE Evert timber of the gunboat must have been shattered and half the poor wretches aboard' of her crushed to death before they feta she waters closing about their heads Hundreds of people wets on the beachiby this time and the work of destru Otos bad oslcurred in fun fu view of them s II They stood for a moment appalled y the awful scene and then a cry t of hor r arose from the lips of every man whe h d seen nearly hundred ol hit Coln low creatures perisn in an instant 't hen with one accord they all rushed to the water's edge nearest the point where the Etter had foundered The natives ran into the surf far beyond the point where a white man could have lived and atood waiting to cave any poor creature who might rise front the water There IVHIS no thought of war between Germany and Samoa there was no sign of enmity against the people tsho lied carried off their king and banished him on a lonely island a thousand miles ftom his native hinds The savage forgot the oppression which a civilized people placed upon him and be now held out his hand to aave a human life caring little whether it was that of a friend or a foe THE ONLY OFFICER SAVED At first it 'seemed as if every man on the III-fated steamer had gone to his death as not even a band appeared from the depths where the Eber sank But the breakers on the reef had hidden a few struggling men who had come to the surface and struck out feebly for the shore Presently a mau who had been noticed before was seen clinging to the piling under a small wharf near by Willing hands soon grasped him and drew him upon the shore lie was a young man with a handsome boyish face and wore the uniform of an officer Be proved to be Lieutenant Gaedeke and he was the only officer of the h:ber who was saved He wtut in a dazed condition and unable to realize his escape Lieutenant Fillette themarine officer of the Nipsic who has been in charge of the guard at the American consulate for several monthe took the German officer by the arm led him to the consulitte and provided him with dry cloth ng Four sailors frnn the Eber were seen struggling in the water near the shore at about the same time They were quickly rescued by nstiver and oleo taken to the American consulate None of 'them seemed to know how they escaped They felt themselves at the stir' face of the wider and were soon grasped by natives and taken ashore Lieutenant Gaedeke the surviving officer was almost heart broken over the fate of his fellow !officers and men He stated that he was 'officer of the watch and was on the bridge when the Eber went down The other officers were below and were probably crushed to death Soon after the ship sank he found himself floating on the 'water and without being &Ware of mix effort on his part drifted ashore and was saved It was about 6 o'clock in the morning When the Eber foundered THE "ADLEIL" NEXT ViltECKED low creatures perisn in an instant 'men Dees rushed down near the bow or tile with one accord they all rushed to the steamer and elmouted to those on deck to Water's edge nearest the point where the throw a line Double hawsers were soon Eber had foundered 'The natives ran into made fist from the deck to the shore the surf far beyond the point where and the natives hovered around the lines a white man could have lived and to assist the men off Seumaren chief stood waiting to save any poor creature of the Apia dietrict directed the men in who might rise front the water There their work The scene was one of intense 1188 no thought of war between Germany excitement The sea broke upon the and Samoa there was no sign of enmity stern of the Nipsic with awful force and it against the people Viho bed carried off seemed as if the veosel would be shattered their king and banished him on a lonely to pieces before the men on her decks Island a thousaud miles ftom his native could be saved Waves were rolling blab lends The savege forgot the oppression on the beach and the under tow was so which a civilized people placed upon him strong that the natives narrowly escaped and he now held out his hand tootle° a hu- being washed out into the bay The ter-man life caring little whether it was that Tilde force of the wind can hardly be of a friend or a foe Imagined Rain continued to pour and THE ONLY OFFICER SAVED clouds of flying sand grew thicker every moment Above the roar of the wind At first it 'seemed as if every man on the and vvaves could be heard voices of the ill-fated steamer bad gone to his death as officers shouting to the men on deck not even a band appeared from the depths mingled with the cries and clog-where the Eber sank But the breakers log of the Samoans as they on the reef had hidden a few struggling stood battling against the surf risking their lives to 1111V0 Ametican sailors Nearly men who had come to the surface and struck out feebly for the shore ail American and English Jesidents at Apia wore on shore in front or the consul- Presently a man who had been ate and there seemed to be willingness on noticed before was seen clinging to the piling under a small wharf near by Will- the part of every man to render what as- Fe was in Ins power Ensign J L bmg hands soon grasped him and drew him m upon the shore lie was a young num 1 Valitatilcelli of the NipeTh who bad been on with a handsome boyish face and wore the shore tittrihug h the night was Unto his waist uniform of an officer De proved to be In water helping rescue is comrades from their perilous position On P aard the Nip- Lieutenant Gaedeke and be was the only SIC the exciteinent which 'led prevailed officer of the tier who was saved He was In a dazed condition and unable to realize among the men just after the fall of the his escape Lieutenant Fillette theMnrine smoke steck had subsided and there was officer of the Nipsic who has been in no attempt made to leave the vessel In discharge of the guard at the American con- order Captain Mullen and several other mutate for several menthe took the Ger- officers stood by the rail whore the hawsers man officer by the arm led him to the con- were made fast nod directed the movesulete and provided him with dry cloth- 11180114 of the men all ot whom were in any ng Four sailors frnn the Eber were seen way eiek or injured were allowed to leave struggling in the water near the shore at first end after that the men canto down about the seme time They were quickly the ropes quickly The seas were rolling rescued bv netiver and also taken so high under the bows of the steamer to the American eonsulate None of that when the men had advanced ten feet them eeemed to know bow they down the ropes they would often be entire-escaped They felt themselves at the stir- ly submerged and nothing but the noble face of the wider and were soon grasped efforts of the natives prevents them from by natives and taken ashore Lieutenant being wasilled off and caeried away by the Guedeke the surviving officer was almost current As 'eon es each Man W011ili come heart broken over the fate of his fellow within reach he would be grasped in the officers and men He stated that he was strong arms of half a dozen Sa1110808 and 'officer of the Nvittell and was on the bridge carried to the consulate Most of the men when the Eber went down The other had but scant clothing a few had tied officers were below end were probably some articles In their handkerchiefs which crushed to death Soon after the ship they held on to firmly sank be found himself floating on the Captain Mullen insisted upon being the 'water aud without being aware of arty last man to leave time deck He finally effort on his part drifted ashore and was found hitnsell upon the deck with Lieu-saved tenant John A Sherman and two sailors It was about 6 o'clock in the morning by his side Ile ordered the sailors to When the Elmer foundered leave which they did The captain being unable to swim did not dare trust to tie THE "ADLEit" NEXT ViliECKED acending the rope by 008013 of his hands During the excitement attending that end legs aeon ot tlie others had done so calamity the other vessels had been almost he procured an empty water cask which he forgotten but it was soon noticed thatthe attached to the hawser NVilen he was position of several of them bad become seated in the cask Sherman stood alone aloe on the deck and started his brave citnunanmore alaerning The Adler had been der down the rope The plucky lieutenant swept across the bay being for a moment then climbed down the rope in time usual In collision with the Olga She was now way anti time Nipsic was left atone to bat-close to the reef about WO yards west of tie with the waves the point where the Ebel' struck Like the Lieutenant leillette of the marine corps Elmer she NV88 approaching her doom broad- who was in charge of the Consulate loot side on In hell an hour she was lifted On aliticipatett the mmestttite conomtion lim top of I he reef and turned completely over which the men would be anti bad ordered on her side Nearly every mati was thrown a quantity of dry clothing from a eg neigh- Into the water Fortlinately however the bori store As the men were taken into Adler was thrown so far up on the reef the titsinsulate be provided them del that when she turned over on her en ' end did everything possible to side nearly the entire hull was out Nit as comfortable as eircu Ile of water Her deck was at right 'id permit ' angles with the water and was facing the 'em1 illacklotk end several ot or shore Consequently that portion of l' k sisted in relieving the II en vessel was well protected from the etc ' and his epothecary 1 ere Most of the men who were strugglin i 110111'8 in administetrifig time water had but a few feet to movie “ose who were exhitiested reach the deck where they clung to mii 0 tiler mid Elmer letmere tile 'St Ha and masts in enfety Oe the 130 o t war in the harbor m The Vandalia angwar the Trenton Cal- and men aboard twenty drowned or killed when the steameAr Nee yashhootrdeingThe h elr' re'llih:noll sized All of the officers includinirtIll:i sart41 Wereatt bud men ur large nwieenll-o L If the reef Nea ly all 1? Olgo were tali silent tutu Fritze who was in command t I I? into the bay bee steamer ant German squadron were saved M'IL "slt 'n'131 the Adler were badly injured 810 1i'l '"e'" mdaliK and Calliope wet it veu a se- up out Of the wile re being Captain Fritze 'vl") ref' cut and °lig cwr ellhorsouIhinel ibl y The vat The Olga was rollinil ver slibek limo 1 number J s 11 terribly 'raises er the reef thau O urin the day and a number of sailors e e s- TROUBLE öNIS aped tri that way but the rope parted be- ore a other toiler t‘oegsestelliscr with fii)RP" II bad left the Vessel and the others rout the shore trioattl'IMiestmecdteotrdtheaArffolle'er vas being Xx- care not taken ofl: till next day perienced ashore lors who had They clung to the wreck during been reeemmed fle-sthe Nip a a m inm weerv hours of the red“- -J111 i 0810 W" Meanwhile much troub 1 Ce'in'sr'Vit'Ptlit'i'ilje ilio1 c'T ved a "- yes banes: ai i '41 a cuts and JrUiSOS 'J' m he nittNoNTerFTolelied a rope from the shore to tho oeck of the Adler during the day and a number of sailors eFi raped in that way but the rope parted before all bad left the vessel and the others were not taken ori: till next day They clung to the wreck during weary hours of the day and night and vot greittire:undsted ifibsided and boats could be sent Out to take them off The bottom of the Adler however formed such a protection against the storm that the men aboard were comparatively safe FUTILE EFFORTS OF THE "Nrrsic" not Ion Just after the Adler wits struck the at- and tor tendon of every one was directed towards trouble the IN ipsic She was standing orr tne reez Abon with her head to the Wind but the three eitemet anchors which she had out at the time little c were not holding The steamer was beat- the Val Ing hack towards polka where theCher most went down -it wn tily hy the 'pleat ticto6 skillful management Iei officeas and erew The were saved from the same fate twit acene befell the Men The Nipsie also Adler I narrowly eseaped destruction y being shore run into by the Olga and it was a blow of the which she received from that vessel that in the fluidly sent her ashore The Nipsic had ou c"ofninit all the steam it was possible for her to car- space b ry and had just succeeded in getting clear lose m of the reef when the little schooner Lilly got in her track and was cut down The tho En cresit Olga was bearing down on the Nipsic at with the time and the latter vessel wee trying the to avoid a C011ifilOtt with the Olga when 0) she struck the Lilly The schooner stink 1' hers of In a moment There were three men on her—Captain Dolighle a pilot living in man w you" Apia Anthony Ormsby a trader and a Hawaiian native All struck out for the rail an Olga but ouly one was savedDouglaii sank underneath the Olga twice but finally succeeded in grasping one of the anchor Just chains and drew himself upon the steamer of the Ormsby almost reached the chain but was fort to washed away and drowned The HitWitilitil that ti was swept Out to sea Life buoys were would thrown thrown to bun from the Calliope Venda end the Vandalia but he was not able to save himself Ile ac anchor The Nipsic got well away from the reef after she had struck the Lilly and the men atount had attached a hawser to a heavy 8-inch E-nies v It was rifle on the deck and were preparing to corvett hoist the gun overboard to assist her °thin anchors when the Olga again bore down rteep upon lien The Olga struck the Nipsic to Still amidships her bowsprit passed over the port side of the Nipeic and atter carrying away a boat and splintering the rail came "'at" iu contact with the stack The smoke stack tior' ws was struck fairly in the center and fell er 11 to the deck with a crash like thunder It futi was difficult to realize for a moment what - had happen in the ed Great confusion occurred storin the crew believed that the steamer was go- at first Mg down and men ran up the rigging for all ini safety Officers allayed their fear as well 13id as they were able The iron smoke stack " rolled from side to side with every move- breast trot fluent of the vessel and men ran to keep clear of its track Heavy blocks were anti th tAILICI Placed underlit but by that time it was round the Nipsic had swung around and tot t tht was again approaching the reef It was whe ce all anxious moment for all board They had seen the Eber strike on the same spot which and it seemed certain they would the tle go down in the same way act Having lost her gmoke stack The vt the Niosic was unable to keep her steam power up and it wits useless to attempt to on the steam out from the reef in the face of the Eber e wind Captain Mullen wee upon the watchi bridge at the time and remained cool and see her collected during the dangerous moments Excitement on the Nipsic had reached the from ti highest pitch Several men stood by their toward posts nobly but really were demoralized and refused to listen to orders It was capt plain tnat in another moment the Nipsic Carlin would be upon the reef and probably ev- ery Wien on board would be lost Captain tiler at Mullen saw that any further attempt to glues v save his yessel would be useless so he gave out to the order to beach her One anchor was determ slipped end the few pounds of steam her at which could still be used kept the vessel in full deep water until she had cleared the end of than the reef Boxes of salt pork end other before Infiamable material were thrown in the was in furnace to keep up the fires Her head requirt was put around to the slime and she had theme( a straight course of MO yards to the sandy fires ul beach in frontof the American consulate Was a The engineers worked as hard as the lila- and A ited amount of steam would permit When of the the Nipsic struck her engiueers did not reach I take time to stop her engi nes aud her pro- on silo potter continued to revolve for an hour where while her bow stuck fast in the sandebout and NV fifteen yards from the water's edge and harbor the vessel swungaround forming au acute mush ante with this line of the shore known THE ATTEMPTS TO LAND very el Orders were given to lower boats five her 130 yards sailors jumped into one bolt but the falls yards did not work propmey and before the engine boat was lowered one end dropped The man w men were thrown into the water and Valuta drowned The other boat 'contain- beich tog Dr IL C Derr the suip's her pot surgeon and half a dozen sick was he men was lowered in safety but it capsized a few I before it reached the shore All of the could men half swam half floated until they o'clock came within reach of the natives who were withsti standing waist deep in tee surf When Clinie a they were putted out on the beach several in gees of the sick men were much exhausted but tions they were quickly remov ed to the cousu saved late and revived in a few hours Several The men ou the Nipsic ran to the rail and upon t Jumped overboard among them Lieuten- k new ant tt G Davenport They all reached cattle the shore in safety except two sailors who se em er were unable to swim through the current nun of and were swept out into the bay and the dm bad drowned d this em feoervece ar ys t ma n Tahheoen rad atoms Qom" '''' - '' II'' clime of shelter for the tirCil to ga to tirtemoidsted d boats could a The dry clothing with which they had i The bottom been aupplied wits soon drenched They (1 such a tiro- ( e o give them break- had been at work all night without food that the m and l lt was I mpossi til t fat on shore for some time A great ' afe number of them vi lied 10110011S linti It wee "sIrsic" not long beim e ninny were intoxicated itruck the at- and looking for an opportunity to cause tr g ore tne reef tcted towards °Aubbolt(ILt 10 o'clock In the morning the ex-but the three citement on shore which had quieted a b at the time little commenced to grow more intense as iner was beat- the Vendetta and Calliope were seen in a Iere theEber most clangerone An 'lposition il a collision hy the 'elost bet ' i the twci'vessels lawed inevii ibleA ceas and crew ''aa They were both bearing bitek itgainet' the ne fate that reef near a point where the wreck slf the Nipsie also Adler lay The Calliope was nearnig the on 14 being shore and Ler bow was close to Gm stern It was a blow of the Vendetta Great waves were toss-it vessel that lag the two vessels about and they were Nipsic had ou coining closer together every minute The for her to car- space between the men of war was seen to I getta"C clear close and sudaenly the great iron prow of looner Lilly the Englishman rose high in the air on the t down I I '2-m crest of an enormous wave and came down he Nipsic at with full force upon the port quarter of el was trying the Vendetta The jibboom of the Celli) Olga when ope was carried away and the heavy Gm- thooner sank hers of the Vandalia were shivered Every three men on man who stood npon the poop deck of the lot living in Vendetta was thrown off his feet by the trader and a shock A hole had been torn below the i out for the rail and the water rushed Into the cabin Douglas sank THE "CALLI0PE" ESCAPES a but finally f the anchor dust atter this collision Captain Kane n the steamer of the Calliope determined to make an et-chain but was fort to steam out of the harbor as he saw rile Hawaiian that to remain in his present position ' inlays were would lead to another collision with the the Calliope ttill ft laor row vessel on the reef N 1 I throw his e A not able to Ile accordingly gave orders to let go all from the reef anchors The Calliope's head was swung around to the wind and her powerful en-a r and the men around worked to their utmost capacity heavy 8-inch glues t was all anxious moment on board the a preparing to corvette as with her anchors gone she had to assist her nothing but her engines to depend upon to in bore down k the Nipsic keep her off the reef The steamer seemed ssed over the to stanit still for a moment and then her rapidly revolving propeller had its effect 'nor carrying for the vessel moved up slowly against the the rail came great NS ii N es which broke over her ie smoke stack uter and fell bows Clouds of black smoke poured from thunder It '' n m - L er tunnels mat tie L was aiw on t no moment what her furnaces Every tension was strained in the desperate struggle against the ion occurred storm She seemed to make her headway e arner was go- at first inch by inch hut her speed graidu e rigging for ally increased until it became evident she fear as well Id clear the harbor As she passed the smoke stack list of the Trenton a great shout went i every move- up from over 400 men aboard the flagship ran to keep arid three hearty cheers were given for the blocks were time it was )-' Calliot e three cheers for the Trenton "and tor the American ling" was the answer r around and that came back across the water reef It was When the excitement on the Vandalia board They which followed the collision with the same spot the CaLiope had subsided a lit-' they would tie it was found necessary to seine way act quickly to save the ship smoke stack The Vandalia was now fast bearing down en her steam 10 attemp LO On the reef i f alongside of the wreck ot the lt he face of the Eber and hundreds of people who were as upon the watching her from the shore expected to ained cool and see her strike and to go to pieces every ous moments minute but she was seen to move away id reached the from the reef and make slight headway stood by their towards the point where the Nipsie lay ) demoralized THE VESSEL BEACHED ders It was Captain Schoonmaker and Lieutenant nt the Mimic f probably or- Carlin saw It was useless to make ally tur- lost Captain tiler attempt to save the ship As her enaer attempt to glues were not powerful enough to steam ass so he gave out to sea as the Callibile had done they i anchor was determined to beach the vessel Two of ids of steam her anchor chains were slipped and a t the vessel in full head of steam put on more ired the end of than she bad ever thirPd to carry irk and other before Past Assistant Engineer Webster irown in the was in charge of the engine room and be I Her bead required his whole force of men to exert and she had themselves to their utmost to keep the to the sandy fires up and engines going The Vendetta an consulate was a quarter of a mile from the Nipsio at as the ma and she was obliged to run along the edge permit When of the reef the whole distance In order to leers did not reach the sandy beach beyond Every one sand her pro- on shore crowded down near the spot for an hour where it was expected she would strike he sandabout and watched the vessel steam across the ir's edge amid harbor The Vandalia's draught was ming an acute mush greater than the Nipise and it was known that she would not be able to get AND very close to the shore She came on until her 1301V struck in the soft sand about 100 er boats five - I yards on snore and probably II! y but the f II a 8 yards from the stem of the Nipsie The il before the engines were stopped at once and every nipped The man who was below rushed on deck The a water and Vandalia swung Around broadside to the mt contain beech and at first :it was ishought the emit' her position was comparatively safe as it dozen sick was hoped that the storm would abate in nit it capsized a few hours and that the r30 men aboard C All of the could be rescued then It was nearly 11 ad until they o'clock when the ship struck and not-ices who were withstanding her easy position itsoon be surf When came anDarent her officers and crew were beach Several in great danger It was due to the exer9(hausted but tions of the natives that many were to the comm saved ours Several The men On the Vandella looked down the rail and upon the angry water below them and i hem Lieuten knew that they bad no strength left to ) all reached battle with the WItV08 The final hour Co sailors who seemed to be upon them The great black h the current hull of the Trenton could be seen through the bay and the darkness almost ready to crush into i board YPlan n t— the stranded Vandalis and grind her to i FOR OKLAHOMA DENISON Tex April I2—A special car passed through the city today en route for Guthrie Oklahoma The car is designed for the surveying party of the Denison Choctaw Coal Mining railway It is to meet the surveying patty which left Mc- Alister L T to run a preliminary line through the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations to Oklahoma - TELERN are said to be more than 100000 varieties of butterflies Oneof the lines oollections of butterflies In the world Is owned by Barthold Neumogen of New York Only two others in the world can oompare with it One ol them is in the British museum and the other belong 10 a public institution in Paris OANADILN OITY TEL Excellent Crop Prospects—Damage by the Storm—Minor Gouip ' 4? Oast:nix CITY Tex April 18--The Panhandle has brighter prospects this season tor crops of all kinds than it has bad for six years or since the "man with the hoe came in and ran the ranthman out During the month of March this section was visited by Lue good soaking rains making the ground in first class condition-The farmers taking advantage of this broke up large tracts of land and planted a large acreage in sorghum millet corn wheat and vegetables Since the first of April there has been soaking rains which will be enough until the middle of June Large numbers of prospective Oklahoma boomers have passed through this city the past few days on their way from New Mexico and Colorado to the promised !anti of Oklahoma They all expresteed great surpriss at the fine country they have passed through in the Penhandle and stated that if Oklahoma WAS not as good as they expected to find it they would return and settle in this county This Oklahomaexcitement will be of greet ben silt to KRONIIS and the Panhandle of Texas trom the fact that Oklahoma will attract the flow of emigration which has beeu directed the past few yours towards Dakota and the north toward the southwest It will flow into the country which has been Just open ed and that being a small body only a little more than thirty-fi ve by sixty-five miles in elm will soon fill up The over plus will keep on southwest into the Panhandle where larger bodies of laud can he obtained on longer time with Just as good soil us inucit water and a much healt tier climate Land which is now worth from $1 to $225 per acre will soon be worth from C) to $10 The grass Is fine here 110 sod Already the cattlemen are beginning to 1POVO then cattle and N T Eaton of KHOSIIS City who has a large ranch in iVlieGier county has begun to gather his beeves to drive into the strip 'rho ratiroa0 have notified shippers tint they are risuly for business The district court is In session at Mober tie county seat of Wheel er county Judge Frank WiLis thirty-Arst Judicial district on the bench The Canadian rishtr has been on a grand boom In fact has been higher than was ever known before The bridge erected by the county laot year at an expense of $18000 was wrshed away followed shortly afterward by the railroad bridge The pile driver is at work on the railroad bridge and travel will be delayed but a few days Mobele! county seat of Wheeler hat been entertaining visitors and having horse aces etc The Panhandle has caught the county seat Agin craze from Kansas They have t )got as far as fighting yet only in the U irte 'Two towns have been recently started in liansford cofinty which is very thinly settled—one by a party of Harper Kan capitalists of which Joe Munger presi- dent of a Harper bank is president of the town company allot whom live in Kansas The other town is called Hansferd and is owned by settlers of the country The liansford people wishing to organize presented as petition to the commissioners court of Lipscomb to which they were attached praying that the court allow them to hold an election and organize Tile court passed an order allowing them to do so The other side hearing of this tried to have the court rescind the order which was also done Hansford paving no attention to this rescinding order held the election and organized The Farwell people have brought suit in the district court to set it aside A BETTER TONE NEW 17011K April 12—R G Dun's weekly review of trade says: There are distinct signs of Amproventerit in business Reports from interieu points almost without exception indicatoee entergement of trade Rapid advances in stigthe 'Nov cotton butter and oats are nearly balenced by the diclino in wheat corn and pork products print cloths leather and other articles so that the general average of prices is but a shade higher than a week ago But further disbursements by the tleasury have increased the already abundant supply of money The market for securities has improved and reports continue to increase The most significant feature of the week's commerciml newt is the report of ftirnarket )11 liltet) April loviligh shpws a weekly output of anthracitet and bitumin i Iron only 057 tons lese than March 1 and nearly 37000 tons or 30 per cent litre than a year ago The sufficient fact is that with a production close to the largest ever known prices scarcely yield at ail These facts in conneetion with the narrow demand for rails indicate that consumption of iron in other forms must be increasing The demand for sheet iron is fair and rails are firm at $27000) 2750 though sales are but 10000 tons - NHilti are firmer end bar iron is still irregular and low Pig iron is rather weeker and home southern is offered below $17 for No 1 while mill Iron ranges from $1475 to $1590 - I he shall) advance of 82 cents per hundred pounds in raw sugar with the purchase of the San Francisco refinery for the trust mccompany a sudden rise of 0 cents in the trust stock The boot and shoe trade is said to be large beyond precedent Leather is a shade lower and hides are over abundant Raw cotton has risen 'e In oil lower prices caused a decrease of I '200000 in Val Ue for March and the market has beea dull and weak Woolett manufacturers and dealers are excited by news that the recently appointed appraiser at Philadelphia la has advanced the duty on worsteds to correspond with that on woolens and some believe a similar rating will soon be made here and at other ports The market for raw wool is stronger in tone and no ad-Vance in price is expected Copper and tin are still weaker and the excessive supplies still depress the coal market which is worse than dull The volume of business is unsatisfactory and Belem below schedule rates are reported without exception Reports from the interior show that money is abundant though in a few instances the demand Is improving fear of disturbance In connection with April settlements having passed Disbursements for the week have exceeded receipts by $1- 800000 No demand from abroad appears as yet though foreign exchange has beets strong in spite of some purchases of securities on European account The stock market owleg to these purchases and an apparent change in the plans of some operators has been stronger with a sharp advance Ina few stocks and sales for the week have reached 1500000 shares A most important symptom is that exports of merchandise from New 'York for April thus far exceeded last year's by 18 per cent and the further fail of 14 cents in wheat and 7 cents in corn tends to increase the movement The reports of increase in spring wheat acreage continue and sowing has progressed favorably the season being about three weeks earlier than last year The business failures number 239 as against a total of 222 last week and 40 the week previous For the corresponding week of last year the figures were 2:-J ' li—i---- CALDWELL Kan- April Ill—Mr John Campbell contractor and builder of this city was awarded the contract for building the land office at Lisbon and the building will be ready for business on the 22nd of April The Rock Island is getting everything ready for travel and freight that is awaiting it on and after the '22nd ' The honieseeker and people generally are happy They learned Prom Secretary No ble that they bad the same right as the cattlemen to travel through the Cherokee' outlet Even the heavens are contentedI for we had plenty of Min and the crops never looked better and with the opening of the Cherokee strip what a harvest for the Kansas farmer there will be 4 1 t p "LrgedCit e rot rate ITALIAD i Sweatt ow ton New FLOIIID 1- ( '-' -:- ' -- - '-- 1 ' !Orilla wit tine° the I Art Eng net which I - ter folded - 1- 1 A BM I v - - ' Baraboo - N teen feet i feet in hci Citizen t a job lie aloner to I parks il - — MORE 01 ida this ' those grot are best St A MAN - "- unks w ' $ 4 ptoiltable Tag Ohl I Morrow c mates wit cents per - in making -- TH n esti Africa is which fon bring $75C I declined 8 1 0 HON E i Y who h: ant Treast I distinct:rot ever eicct) ITHE lel last been ifornia It $1000000 8 dumber in l it ) A SAN 1 handsome :and elude -Are s 'Ares on: Justness I 'a ton -- i MR W8 shall be k - room from entered 1tentucky 'quarters 1 I AN IONS plea can ! That is hi intoxicant against in plea) '' CrarvEL tingulaber e leaned T ' ministrati Mon for tit - sued ' 4 KANSAS has been a ) ta Fe for C proper to i ' WO hope b keep Bill t T - I ONE of i -- - the Unite( Annual ha ) and the pl $30000000 productior I A LEVVIf 'give $2 a c put on his " ' as a beddi moisture r and it beci A 14-yea school nee tow from I ' See how it lug he die the ink co: ALONG i Wisconsir !fish were 1 ' tiounting f rvanced bu k r: - - 44 and thus f -— a mystery — 1 UP to a cost the Si :Stone son 8000 miles murderer ireaemblar search ho 1 ! To lay fi rails weig :pounds 'spikes ws IMO bolts iusiles oft! Snake a all Is a pap Boston Ho k 44 — iticlarsis s is largety 4 r and that tt niture witi - fere these I Inmates Ex-MAY slaims the American Victoria 4 Ibis aide ol occurrence is a matt v lion 8 IT iS eV made a VC Ikt address nesuofEc Reeileflien excited an but his re at the orch eat IlVinif apparent13 to the uaahp I W — ing I-- - ''s and Piesto perteera 11 O News ley's &civic with the o mune Wait 1 a L 'Wisher& Oklahoma City Monday April 22 1880 1 : c - fS- 0'41a!''8-----' ( I -----1 - - r

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