Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 10, 1900, Image 1

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No person In the -world ever
lived to the age of 55 who did
not at some time need glasses.
It might be during school years
or it might be In middle life, or
it might be all the time. Of
course, a good many live that
long -without -wearing them, but
they ought to. Just the same.
Their eyes would be stronger
and better all of their lives for
doing so. As coon as you have
tho least suspicion that your
eyes are not perfect have them
examined thoroughly.
You cannot afford to neglect
Ere Specialist
Opening of the National Con-
vention at Sioux Falls.
Committees Appointed to Report To
day Entknsiastlc and Harmoni
ous Meeting Vice-Presidency.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D May 9. The Na
tional Convention of the People's party
began business at 2:20 o'clock today. In
the big tent wigwam on the top of the
hill on the -western side of the city of
Sioux Falls. There have been larger
crowds. In attendance upon National con
ventions, and possibly there have been
Questions upon which more enthusiasm
has been manifested, but there have been
few similar events which have been
marked by more evident sincerity of pur
pose or more pronounced decorum of be
havior, i
The. big tent was arrayed In full-dresi
attlro for the reception and entertainment
of its guests, and the structure proved In
cverj way equal to the service required
of It. The interior of the tent was made
resplendent by a lavish display of the
National colors. The platform was liber,
ally decorated with the Stars and Stripes,
and the uprights of the structure bore
aloft excellent black and white portraits
of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and
The accommodations for delegates, for
distinguished guests, for the press" and for
ordinary visitors proved exceptionally
good, equal to those of most conventions
held In buildings of more permanent char
acter. A floor was laid over the space
assigned to the delegates, and comfort
able seats were assigned to all In attend
ance. The acoustic properties of the tent
proved to bo equal to those of most halls
of equal size, and it is needless to say say
that the lighting and ventilating facilities
were flrst-class. Tho weather was Ideal
in alt respects.
There were probably 500 delegates in
their seats, and surrounding them was a
fringr of alternates and visitors number
ing GOO to 800. Seats had been provided
for a much larger number, but the at
tendance did not appear meager, and It
may be remarked that what was lost In
attendance was compensated for In en
thusiasm. From the arrival of the Min
nesota delegation bearing Bryan and
Towne banners there were outbursts of
applause on every convenient opening and
upon the least provocation.
United States Senators Butler, Allen
and Heltfcld received liberal greeting,
while Senator Pettlgrew was over
whelmed "by the cordiality of the welcome
accorded him. There was also generou?
applause when the name of Mr. Bryan
was mentioned by tho speakers of the
Many sentiments were cheered to the
echo, and this was notably the case with
Governor Lee's reference to the Boers
and the Filipinos. Good music was fur.
nlshed by the band oj the Fifty-first Iowa
The audience was a representative
American gathering. Presumably nine
tenths of the delegates and a far larger
percentage of the visitors were from the
Northern Mississippi "Valley states. This
circumstance served to give the conven
tion a "Western hue, but, as other sec
tions of the country were also repre
sented, the "West was not allowed to mo
nopolise appearances in the convention
hall. Few of the picturesque characters
of the St. Louis convention of 1S96 were
present, but there were some broad
brimmed hats here from Texas and the
Southwest. There were also occasional
"whiskers," but even these seem to have
thinned out in the party. All told, it was
a well-dressed, good-mannered ana thor
oughly well-behaved assemblage of peo
ple. By no means the least noticeable char
acteristic of the gathering was the pres
ence of a number of ladies. Colorado led
tho list in the number of females, three
being present from that state. They were
given front scata Kansas. Idaho and the
District of Columbia also sent lady dele
gates, who took their places as if accus
tomed to participating In public affairs.
It was noticeable, too, that while the lady
delegates were treated by the men with
the deference due their sex. they were
received as a matter of course, showing
that Populists are accustomed to the
presence of ladles in their political meet
ings. It should be stated that Sioux FalU
Is proving entirely equal to the demand
of entertaining the convention. There
has been no great crowding at the hotels,
owing to the fact that private residences
have been opened to visitors, and In all
other respects the welfare of strangers Is
properly looked after.
At midnight the sltuat'on- wth the
Vice-Presidency was still the paramount
question among the delegates, and the
solution of the problem was apparently
as far off as it was when the delegates
began to arrive. It looks as If that ques
tion would be early precipitated upon the
convention by a minority report from the
committee on credentials against allow
ing a full vote to the Texas delegation.
This delegation Is entitled, under the rules,
to 120 votes, but there are preeent only
a small number comparatively. They fa
vor nominating, and there may be an
effort to reduce their voting strength to
conform to the actual number present.
The Minnesota delegation held a meet
ing during the evening, but did not re
cede from Its position, in Towne's behalf.
There Js little doubt that there Is a clear
i majority in the convention favorable to
nominating, and of those Mr. Towne is
' said to now control a majority. The pres-
ent outlook Is favorable to him. but his
ppponents are very active
I Proceedings of the Convention.
All the delegations entered quietly, ex
t copt those from Minnesota and Ne
braska, both of which evoked much ap
I plause as they came marching down the
aisles. The Minnesota men carried ban
ners and a large shield, upon which was
inscribed "Bryan and Towne." A large
number of the delegates carried tin horns
and made their presence manifest by ear
splitting toots. The Nebraska men, by
all odds the largest delegation in the con
venrion, having all the alternates present,
came in close on the heels of the Minne
sota men They also carried flags, and
waved them vigorously as they entered.
Their arrival was greeted with cheers.
After the band of the Fifty-first Iowa
Infantry, which occupied a stand at the
west end of the tent, had rendered a pa
triotic selection. Chairman Butler ad
vanced to the edge of bis table and
brought down his gavel three times, and
"Before entering upon the regular busi
ness of the convention, we will listen to
prayer by Bishop O'Gorman."
The bishop read his Invocation, which
was short, well expressed and appropri
ate. Chairman Butler, who had remained
standing throughout the invocation, called
on Secretary Edgerton to read the call
for the convention, which he did. "When
J Secretary Edgerton had concluded the
reading, the band played a medley of
patriotic airs "The Red, "White and
Blue," "Yankee Doodle," "Dixie" and
"The Star-Spangled Banner" which were
received each in turn with wild enthusi
asm. Governor Lee's Address.
After a song by the Minnehaha Club, a
local organization, Senator Butler intro
duced Governor Lee, of South Dakota,
who on behalf of his state welcomed the
convention to South Dakota. He spoke In
part as follows:
"At Omaha, July 4, 1S92, the Peoples
party of the United States was born. It
was and is the natural and inevitable out
growth of dominant monopoly, whose
evils had become so clear and gross as to
arouse the indignation and challenge the
resistance of every thoughtful man, and
whose Insolent assumption of political
power brought home to the farmers and
mechanics of the country the danger of
their position with such great force that
a contest In the political arena became
a defensive necessity with the Nation.
"The great movement of that and previ
ous years arose from agricultural dis
content. It was induced by bank and
railroad extortion, chattel mortgage slav
ery and brutal disregard by public serv
ants of the interests of the foundation
class of our Industrial structure. It grew
In response to the great natural law of
resistance to tyranny, to the same patri
otic Impulse which produced the Ameri
can Revolution, the French Revolution and
every other profound protest of the peo
ple for their rights. It Is seen today in
the splendid heroism of the South Afri
can Republics and the refusal of the Fili
pinos to accept an American yoke bought
from Spain.
"Four years more of McKInleylsm may
forever bury democratic government m
America. Four years more of Hannaism
will establish the Army as our governing
force. "Wo cannot afford such a calamity,
and Populists," of all men, should be the
last to Imperil liberty by factious con
tention over economic differences or party
name. Populists have for years predicted
that a growing plutocracy would yet find
it necesbary to Its plans to substitute a
monarchy for a representative govern
ment, Populists have foreseen clearly the
present situation, and knowing the na
ture of Imperialism, they will not be slow
In performing a sacreM duty to the coun
try. "There is no room for quarreling over
minor Issues or party names; the solemn
duty of the hour is united, harmonious
and patriotic action; and while I do not
seek to anticipate the results of this con
vention, I feel safe in saying that In Mr.
Bryan we shall And a standard-bearer
who will remain In support of our prin
ciples and whose fidelity can be trusted
In any trial that may arise."
Governor Lee was given close attention,
and was frequently Interrupted by ap
plause, his reference to the "splendid
heroism" of the South African Republics
bringing a burst of cheers. His allusion
to "W. J. Bryan, however, the first time
his name had been pronounced, brought
the delegates to their feet in a hurricane
of cheers and waving of flags, some en
thusiastic delegates climbing on their
chairs to yolce their approval.
When the Governor sat down, a Kansas
delegate proposed three cheers for the
Governor of South Dakota, and they were
given with a will. .
.., s. jeirajH
vention. He said:
"I feel that it is my duty to state a
few facts concerning the party's history
since the last National convention. It is
well known that more or less dissatisfac
tion resulted from the unpleasant but
seemingly unavoidable episode of two
Vicc-Presldcntlal candidates in the last
campaign. A few men took advantage of
this dissatisfaction to appeal to an honest
sentiment, or shall I say prejudice, to
create a seism in the partjn They charged
that there was a conspiracy on foot,
headed by myself, as your National chair
man, to deliver the party bag and bag
gage to the Democratic organization.' In
the Spring of 1S93 they loudly demanded a
meeting of the National committee, 'to
save the party.' They said that I. as
your chairman, should call them together
and let the committeemen from each etate
outline a policy for the party until the
next National convention. You all remem
ber that I called a meeting of the National
committee In the Summer of 1S9S, at Oma
ha. I did It to give those self-constituted
leaders a chance to act after hearing
their grievance. You all know the re
sult. These self-constituted patriots de
manded, at the committee meeting, thai
a resolutfon should be passed, declaring
that the next National convention of the
Peoples party should be held at least one
month ahead of that of the old party con
ventions. "In the interest of harmony and In order
to meet those dissatisfied, self-constituted
patriots more than half way, the com
mittee accepted their resolution and pa.S2d
it unanimously. This resolution has since
been know n as the Omaha agreement. You
all know the result. These self-constituted
patriots, only a few In number, but
very noisy, proceeded to bolt the action
of the committee meeting within less than
an hour after It had adjourned, 'and, Issued
a call for a rump convention that met, In
Cincinnati in September.
uespne mis treacnery ana oaa laun,
the National committee, at its meeting
held In Lincoln. Neb., a few months ago.
stood by that Omaha agreement to the
"Despite this treachery and bad faith.
lctter, and called this convention to meet
more than 30 days ahead of both of the
old party conventions. But what was the
rcsult. The same self-constituted patriots , """," " ltlt? """"- "
rfn -hnitori h Minn nt th. 4,itf to Mt ,n harmony.
at Lincoln, after getting everything that
they had demanded In the Omaha resolu
tion. They went to Omaha determined to
bolt and try to split the party, and, fall
ing to find an excuse, they bolted any
way. They went again to the meeting of
the committee at Lincoln determined be
forehand to bolt, and try to find an ex
cuse to bolt, and, falling to find an ex
cuse, they bolted again anyway. But one
member of the National convention, com
mittee bolted, and only two or three who
held proxies, and of these two or three
were men who had already bolted Jn fact
by supporting the Barker and Donnully
rump ticket. These bolters, however, are
few in number, but. like the Irishman's
frog, they make noise enough for a mil
lion." Flanks for the Platform.
After reciting some facts connected with
the management of the party. Senator
Butler referred briefly to the platform to
be adopted by this convention, saying In
"I will not attempt to, or presume to,
outline the platform that this convention
should adopt, but let me call your atten
tion to tne three fundamental planks in
the last People party NaLonal conven
tion, and point out their application to
present conditions. Every political party
will go into thfs campaign denouncing
trusts. The English language will be ex
hausted In searching for adjectives with
which to paint the evils of criminal and
unlawful combinations; but mark how
many platforms will have the courage or
the honesty to point to the causes that J
produce trusts, and to offer a remedy for
them. That remedy Is already In every
platform ever adopted by a People's party
convention. It was first put forward as
the preventative. In short, if the present
People's party platform as adopted had
been enacted Into law, we would not l-
CConduded on Second Page.)
Dark Horse Won in the Peoria
Haaeey Led on the First Trro Bal
letsThe Brealc Came oa
the Third. , ..,
For Governor Richard Yates, of Jack
sonville. For Lieutenant-Governor William A.
Northcott, of Bond County.
For Secretary of State James A. Rose,
of Pope County,
For Auditor of State James S. McCuI
locb, of Champaign.
For State Treasurer M. O. Williamson,
of G-alesburg.
For Attorney-General Howard J. Ham
lin, of Shelbyville.
PEORIA, May 9. The Republican State
Convention today nominated a full ticket.
The nomination for Governor was made on
the fourth ballot, after a prolonged strug-
' P n li i i illF If u7'i
: v ?'jmm mx
Richard Tates, who was nominated for Governor of Illinois by the Republicans at Feoria
yesterday. Is the on of "Dick" Tates. the famous war Governor of Illinois, .and Is but 30
years of ace. He was bora" at Jacksonville, Morgan County. After leaving college Mr. Yates
engaged In newspaper work. but. being anxious to be a lawyer, he went to the University of
Michigan, where he was graduated from the law school. In 1SS4. In 1SS3 ho was elected
City Attorney of Jacksonville, and held that ofDce until 3S91. He announced his candidacy
for Congressman-at-large, m 1802, but after a stirring campaign was defeated. Mr. Yates
at the present time holds an appointment under President McKlnley as City Revenue Col
lector of the Sjjrlngfleld district.
Governor Tanner and his friends
worked strenuously for the nomination of
Judge Elbridge Hanecy, of Chicago. It
was Hanecy against a field of three
Judge Orrln N. Carter, of Chicago; Con
gressman Walter Reeves, or Streator, and
Judge Richard Yates, of Jacksonville, son
of Bllnols' famous war Governor. Hanecy I
led on the first two ballots. 'On the third j
ballot a break came, and the nomination (
seemed to be going to Reeves. The j
Hanecy lieutenants then began to trans- 1
I fer their votes to Yates, and the Jack-
son villa man was nominated on the fourth '
ballot, amid great confusion.
! The resolutions indorse the administra
tion of President McKlnley and reaffirm
the entire St. Louis platform. The trusts
are denounced and the gold standard
roflmminf!1- OovcrnOr Tjnr!r admin
istration Is approved, and the return of
Shelby M. Cullom to the United States
Senate Is strongly recommended.
"When the convention reassembled this
morning the committee on credentials re-
ported in favor of seating a majority of
the Cullom contesting delegates. The re -
--t, .-.. -" .- ..... . -
Port vaf adopted without opposition. The
, committee on permanent organization re-
! Ported for permanent chairman ex-Gov-
. " " " """ " ,"l"
"l u u f r ST, e'e,nt
"t0"i?,e ?c "J?: SlmIn-
The Platform.
rnnrrAeman TTnnlHnc -ail tha Ann
r:i-o: " 'r":,.:..:r "rc"
of the committee on resolutlors. The res
olutions, affirm the principles of the Na
tional platform of 1SC6, and contrast "the
present happy and prosperous condition of
the American people" with their ccndTIon
under Democratic rule. The platform
"Our foreign commerce, which, under
Democratic administration was much
crippled by the Tepeal of the reciprocity
section of the McKlnley law, and the sub
stitution of the free-trade principle for the
protection given to American Industries
and labor under Republican legislation,
has been rehabilitated under the present
Republican Administration, and a ready
market is now found for the surplus pro-
??? nan n?,rrh1Xr
largest known In our history.
vte cungniiuidio uie pcuuie dl uic
country upon the enactment Into law of J
the currency bill, which provides a gold
standard as the monetary unit of value.
Financial disturbances no longer disturb
the.buslness conditions of our people, and
alibuslness transactions have been placed
on a oasis inat insures proiecuun 10 capi- i
mi on npnti-ni-m.Tit tn th ninm?M
of labor. j following eciegates-at-large to the Phil-
"In obedience to the demands of human- , adelphia convention: Senator L. E. Mc
ity and In accordance with the sentiment Comas. Congressman S. E. Mudd. ex
of the people of this country, irrespective a3?r A7; ,T Ulster and ex-Controller
of political party, the present Republl- f :u Go-dsoough. Th(J deiesates
can Administration put an end to the
evils of Spanish misrule in the Western
hemisphere. The Spanish-American war
was declared In obedience to the universal
demands of the people. It was condu"ted
undera Republican administration, and the
splendid achievements of our soldiers and
sailors In that war formed some of the
brightest pages In American history. Cuba
has been made free from Spanish misrule ; tlon. Resolutions were adopted Indore
end a stable government established there. Ing the Administration of President Mc
Porto Rico- and the Philippine Islands IClnley and the proposed world's fair to
have become possessions of the United b held In. St. Louis in 1S03.
State,s Inevitable and unavoidable
issues of that war. The bril
liant achievements of our Army
and Navy in the Spanish-American
War, which brought to us these posses
sions, have entailed upon the Republican
.party great responsibilities, which, we
are happy to state, have been met in a
true spirit of patriotism and legislation
enacted respecting them which,, while it
will Improve the social, political 'and ma
terial condition of the people in those
Islands, will not impose additional burdens
upon the people of the United States.
"We fully indorse the action of Congress
and the President In the administration
of affairs In these Islands, and all legl--lation
respecting the same, and we pledge
our allegiance to the National policy re
lating to them as formulated and car
ried out by the present Administration.
In Indorsing and approlng the policy and
course of the Administration and the leg
islation of Congress thus far relating to
our new possessions, we express our con
fidence in the ability of the Republican
admlnlstiatich to deal with the compli
cated and Important questions involved In
any legislation for those Islands which
may arise hereafter.
"We favor such legislation as will de
stroy all unlawful combinations of capital
J formed for the purpose of limiting produc
tion or increasing the price of manufac
tured products. All aggregations of cap
ital formed for this purpose are detri
mental to the best interests of trade and
hostile to laboring people."
The administration of President Mc
Kinley and Governor Tanner were en-
dorsed, and the delegates at larze to the
nauonai itepuDiican convention selected
tnis convention were Instructed to
vote tor the renominatlon of McKlnley
ior .rresiaent.
After the "platform had been read. Miles
jvenoe,,oi unicago, presented an amend
ment expressing sympathy for the South
-African Republics. It was lost in a storm
of hisses and the platform was adopted
as read.
The following were selected to represent
the state at the National convention:
Delegates at large: Joseph Cannon, John
H. Brown and J. H. Judson. J. John
Smythe. H. D. Pierce and John M. Ber
bert were named as electors at large.
TUe Balloting-.
The convention then proceeded to ballot-
in& for a candidate for Governor.
( sul' the first ballot was:
Hanecy STSIKeeves
. Caer .M3UYates
Necessary to a choice, 769.
The re-
j On the third ballot the Tanner men be-
, Ban to vote for lates, and started
, - - --- - " --v .
"?!? t0 ? Morgan County man.
: Heno Hertz then threw the 14th Ward
of Chicago to Beeves, and this was fol-
, 7, S.irZtrr"
with Lorimer at their head waving a
Yates banner. The convention was in a
perfect turmoil, and not a word could be
heard while the chairman vainly rapped
4 . . . w wmij ucijytcijr
waui responses to us caiL
During the demo'nstration. Judge Han
ecy cprang from the platform, grasped
a Yates- banner and started through the
hall with It. followed -by Yates men frantic
with delight. During the lull. Hanecy
climbed to the clerk's desk and attempt-
' ed to speak, but could not be heard. It
i . m' favor of Yates. Then
was unacrsiooa, nowever, that he was
Carter got on a chair and withdrew as a
candidate, saying he had no suggestion to
make ae to who should be nominated.
The greatest confusion attended the tak
ing of the third ballot, and the votes as
they were announced could scarcely be
heard. It was twice announced from the
; tf orm "thaT Yates tadta nominal
SCR thH the reaU the contest
I was still In doubt.
On the fourth ballot the Hanecy forces
;-went lo Yates and the Carter forcee to
Reevca The ballot stood:
Yates OTlReeves 5CS
Maryland Republicans.
BALTIMORE Md., May 5. The Repub-
. Hcan State Convention today elected the
instructed for McKlnley, and the plat
form Indorses tho Administration and
condemns trusts.
Missouri Conprrcsalonivl Convention.
MACON, Mo.. May D. The Republican
Congressional Convention of the First Dis
trict nominated J. T. Dockery and T. B.
Jiorris delegates to the National conven
Bark Iolani and Sugar Cargo
Went to Bottom.
Accident Toole Place Oft San Fran
cisco A Woman Among- the Res
cued Coming to Portland.
ASTORIA, Or.. May 9. The British ship
Argus, Captain Hunter, In ballast, from
Port Los Angeles, to. Portland, arrived at
the quarantine station today, having oa
board 15 of the crew and four passengers
of the Hawaiian bark Iolani, Captain Cv
C McClure, sugar-laden, bound from Hllo
to San Francisco, which was" sunk off th
coast near San Francisco on the night
of May 3-4. in a collision with the Argus,
the Iolani being a total lots.
When the Argus arrived In- port this
morning from Port Los Angeles she
dropped anchor -within the quarantine
limits, which Immediately attracted at
tention, as she was known to have sailed
from an American port with a cleaa bill
of health. After the Government quaran
tine officer had visited her It was leasned.
that she had on board the shipwrecked
crew of tho Hawaiian bark Iolani. bound
from Hllo to San Francisco, with a cargo
of 2100 tons of surar, and as Hllo is an
infected port, it was necessary for her
crew to be inspected by the Federal and
state health officers. This was quickly
done, and then It was learned how the.
Iolani was lost. It was the result of o
most peculiar accident. The officers of
both vessels agree as to the genera facts,
while in details they differ slightly, bur;
both assert that under the circumstances
It could not have been averted, and under
similar conditions again the same thing
would Tesult. The Argus used her rudder"
for a ram and twice struck the Iolani be
low the water line, breaking her plates
open and making her rill and sink in a
short time. On last Wednesday evening,
at 10:30, when the vessels were In about
CS north. 139 west, with the wind blowing
light from the northeast, and a moderate
swell on, the first officer of the Argua
thought he discovered a light off his port
bow, close on, and ordered the ship's bell
to be rung and displayed a red flashlight.
The weather was" hazy with fog dropping
and lifting, and there were light squalls
of rain. The Argus was heading norths
"while the other vessel was headed east.
The bark gUve no answering signals, and
as the bark was on the "giving" way"
tack the Argus held on. Suddenly the fog
lifted, and Captain C."C. McClure, of tho
Iolani, called to Captain Hunter, of the
Argus, to put his helm down. Captain
Hunter replied that he had already done
so. and Captain McClure said that his
helm was also down. The Iolani being
loaded, started to go off. but the Argus,
being light, did not respond so readily and'
backed around Into the bark, striking her
about Amidships with, her .rudder, balow
the water line, with her stern overhang
ing the bark's deck.
StrncU Second Time.
The force of the blow drove the Argus
away a few feet, but she came back again,
and rammed the Iolani again in the bow in
the same way. This time the stern of the
Argus struck the anchor of the bark; lift
ing It up and dropping it on the topgallant
forecastle and driving one of the flukes
through the deck and damaging some of
the stern plates of the Argus.
The vessels then fell away from each
other, and as they started to resume their
respective courses each captain asked tha
other If his vessel had been Injured, and
if assistance was needed. They replied
that no damage was done. What hap
pened on board the Iolani afterward Is
best told by Captain McClure, her master.
He said.
"When we got away from the Argus I
had little thought of damage to my vessel,
except what the anchor had done to tha
deck, and I directed the first ofHcer to
clear the anchor away and straighten
j things out there. After this was being
done some time. I started to go forward,
and while passing over the main deck
noticed that the vessel was too low in tha
water. I called the mate and told him to
sound the vessel. He reported that there
was between four and five feet of water
In the hold and gaining fast. I directed
him to get a boat over the side as quick
ly as possible, and when It was done all
on board, 19 in all, got into It and we
started away, as It was evident that the
bark was sinking fast. We had gone not
over a ship's length and a half from her
when she sank out of sight. She did not
pitch or roll, but went down slowly, with,
her fore and main masts disappearing
about the same time. While the boat
was being lowered I sent up some rock
ets, and burned some lights in the hopa
of attracting the attention of the Argus
or any other1 vessel. We rowed away" In
the direction of where the Argus had gone,
and after three hours were picked Tip by
Captain Hunter, of the Argus, substan
tially corroborates this statement, except
that ho first saw the lights of the Iolani
while he was at least two miles away,
and, although he had the right of way on
the wind, he had his bell rung and fired
rockets to attract the attention of tha
other vesseL He says that his vessel
was handled carefully, and he believes
with good Judgment, and speaks of tho
accident as one that could not be avoided
under the circumstances, although he be
lieves that if the Iolani had discovered his
lights sooner tho accident might have
been avoided.
That both vessels had the regulation
lights exposed and lookouts at their sta
tions is unquestioned. The damage to
the Araus was done to her stern by tho
anchor of the other vessel, and Captain
Hunter estimates It at J25CO.
Woman in the Shipwreck.
In the shipwreck was a heroine, whom
the officers and crew of both vessels speak:
of In the highest praise, as she proved her
self to be a woman of unusual grit and
pluck. When the Iolani left Hiio she
took as passengers for San Francisco C.
G. Woodman and Mrs. Woodman, of Yar
mouth, Me., and A. W. Heydtman, of
Hllo. The former were tourists and
thought that they would enjoy a sailing
trip, while the latter Is a merchant of Hllo,
who was making the passage for bis
health at the advice of his physician.
When the vessel was found to be sinking
and it was necessary to take to the beats
Mrs. Woodman came from her stateroom
in her nightdress, with a small coat ovpr
her shoulders. There was no time for
dressing, and during the three hours in the
open boat she was the only cheerful one
who showed no evidence of fear, chatting
with those in the boat entirely uncon
cerned, while the others expressed doubts
about their being picked up. After they
got aboard the Argus, Captain Hunter did
the best he could for her by glvins her
his best suit of clothes, and she seemed to
enjoy wearing them, as well as those who
watched her. Her only regret Is that she
lost her collection of curios and many hun
dred films, as she Is an enthusiastic ama
teur photographer. After she and her
husband have their wardrobe replen'shed
they will start for their home In the East.
(Concludod on Second Page.)