The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, February 10, 1895, Image 1

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Fruitless Efforts to Reach the Crew
of an Icelocked Vessel.
Two of the Other Cnuslit the Life
line, lint Dili Xot Have Sufficient
Strength, to Pull It In.
NEW YORK, Teb. 0. The Ufesaving
.ew froni the Town Hill station, on the
Great South branch, opposite Eastport,
I.. J , was out at daybreak and down the
1 rar h in the teeth of the storm to make
one more attempt to reach the men lashed
and frozen in the rigging: of the unknown
Looncr. "When the lifesavers left at
daybreak, seven men were hanging- in the
T'SZlng- As the icy winds did not abate,
end as the waves were washing over the
grounded, icelocked wreck, the lifesavers
f-lt that the men must surely be dead.
Captain Baker fixed his glass upon the
i '--draped rigging of the wreck. Seven
forms hung there, not one having fallen
dunng the night, but three of the men
were hanging head down. Evidently
tLy had lashed their legs when they
v nt in the rigging to escape the fury of
t'.e gale. During the night they had died,
i iid, the fingers relaxing, the bodies had
r!Icn, hanging by the knees. The life
f crs tried to launch the lifeboat, but
t!- hore ice made that effort vain. The
.' Luc was then fired into the rigging.
r . (( it hung, with a certainty to life for
1 oevtr could reach it, and it was within
.. Tew feet of each of the four upright
1 ' ures. Soon the lifesavers saw one man
i I rnng. He painfully and slowly dlsen
K.'god himself from the lashings and
t irtcd toward the line. He took a few
, " cp. lmused, hesitated, almost fell,
.!.' 1 then climbed back to the surer sup-
jj rt he had left. In a few moments an-
hrr man began to work himself loose,
. 1, iiioceeding, got out in a slow way
t" at was painful to see. He crawled a
1 ttlf further down than the first man,
j- - 1 then he, too, stopped. He almost lost
1 !- lalance. regained his hold, remounted
"' lapped himKelf In the cords of the
r rg'ng in the place he had left. The llfe
ficrj were in despair. It was clear the
!.:en in the rigging were too weak, too, too nearly frozen, to do anything
: re than fasten a line if It fell across
t c ir bodies, so the cannon was iired again
r J again, but without success. The last
1 "e was fired about midday, and from
t' is time until dark the lifesavers, shel
t rod by the mounds of ice, watched and
tried to think of some way of reaching
t! schooner. The lifesavers think they
tan rcaoh the wreck if she lasts until
Ligh tide.
Her Anchor-Chain Parted.
CHATHAM, Mass., Feb. 9. An. un
known two-masted schooner was struck
ry a large piece of moving ice this after
noon, causing hor anchor-gliain&loPaEt-,
xne iitosagtRUon4QreAwaunabie'.toi
reach her on account of the iccC Wnenv
!ast seen, the vessel was drifting help
lessly in the direction of Handkerchief
Xothius: Heard of La. CiiNcoprne Xor
the Hhlnclnml.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9. No news has been
re -.Ied of Jal Gascogne and the Rhine
lind. Hopes that the Teutonic would
1 ring news of La. Gascogne were dashed to
earth when the ollicers of the Teutonic
reported they neither saw nor heard of
tthe missing ship. La Gahcognc left Havre
Saturday, January 36. "With her ordinnry
f-pocd she should have tied up at her
1 ler in North river last Sunday morning.
S'ie is seven das overdue, and the last
t-.en days on the Atlantic have been
vrked by the most violent storms, gales
en 1 hurricanes, accompanied by snow and
V i'l. low temperature and winds that
s ted their direction frequently but sel
dom lessened their speed. Moreover, La
O.u -ogne, from all reports that other
vessels have brought in. and from data
She weather bureau, was buffeted by cy
!onio gales with the wind blowing from
CO to 100 miles an hour almost from her
Vrst da out. None of the ships that have
1 jt '"tti port here, or that have touched at
. - y for- Ign jkhI, have seen La Gascogne.
r'om I rotuda and Asores, from Queens-i-Ai
an J from Havre- the story is the
" '" c At first the theory entertained by
nts was that La Gascogne had been
.iiorarlly disabled thraugh a break in
machinery, and was making for the
n?. or iHrhais one of her own ports
tr reduced t.)cd. A new element has
w boen introduced into the mass of
v. rjcvtuie and speculation concerning
r movements or her fate. La.
: xtgne is out of coal. The sugges
X 'i that, perhaps. La Gascogne had been
uting a hard tight, in the teeth of ter-
"" " .scales, w hich other ships avoided by
" mg a path 30 or W miles south, be
i ---- votne comfort to the French line
z i! lors. E. 1?. Dunn, signal officer.
. i' he ( of the opinion that she had
i n so deeply on her coal supply that
a on t-he nnally gave up the contest
.,Ai the blluirds she headed for the
A re. and h- speed liad to be kept
i w n to half a dozen knots an hour. The
-irunv's agent, however, was inclined
" i-'-it the fchip had coal enough for
. - emergency, but he was interested in
" c t ry of the torm.
r qht bveral rumors were afloat that
3 . Cicoume had been sighted, but in
a '-i nation has in each cat proven such
t s witbont foundation. At 11:56 P. M.
b'jip was sighted oT Fire inland, bound
'-1 t lirst it was thought that it might
t the long-looked-for French liner, but
i iroceeded without dlsplajing sig
: " th. thought fell flat. The weather
r 'tish Ih tne outer bay tonight, and
. ! lake from two to three hours for
t fel to reach Sandy Hook.
Nl.W YORK. Feb. 1. 2 A. M. At this
I -r no news has been received of La
Cts ogne and the Rlnelaud.
"Nothing viiunn nt ltcrmudn.
''I'nvrDA, Feb. ?.-lt has been thought
1 .. iai La Gaicotc might have been
. . away after a break-down of her
i , n ry. and a hrp lookout has been
in or any tidings of the steamer. Up
: . - evening, however, nothing has
I oon of her. and all vessels arriving
r rM the satae. An arri-ls here en-v-
.tred -erj- bad weather at sea.
V,- YORK. Feb. .-The steamer out
e .he bar ns the Manitoba, from
othiriR to Show That the Elbe
-.m Und JJcen Mint off.
". NI :.'. Feb. . In the general dls
t ' ti of the circumstances of the Mnk
C - o' tae Kibe, a leading ahlpptag Jocr
: J neld that an important point has
I m overlooked: The IClbe -Bfas probably
framing at the rat oC 7t knots an hour.
t- 1 there to aatahg to i4ow that her
s.'aru was shut on after the collision. If
her rate of speed was kept up for a quar
ter of an hour after the collision, she
must have run three or four miles from
the spot where the Crathie struck her.
The Crathie was not going In the same
direction as the Elbe, and consequently
at the time of the actual sinking of the
Elbe the ships must have been a consid
erable distance apart. The paper con
tends that there Is no evidence of lax
discipline on board the Elbe, and argues
that the event draws attention to the
grave defects In the rules of the road
at sea, which have not been remedied
by the conference at "Washington.
Severe on the Crnthle's Crew.
BERLIN, Feb. 9. For some time a dis
tinct feeling of animosity toward Great
Britain has been evinced by a large sec
tion of the German press, and the Elbe
disaster has been the occasion for quite
a display of Anglophobia. The Kreuse
Zeitung led the onslaught with a bighly
prejudiced article, in which it was claimed
that the catastrophe showed that the Eng
lish have a brutal disregard for other
people's rights, the blame for the collision
entirely falling, according to the Kreuse
Zeitung, on the British steamer Crathie.
Other newspapers followed with severe
denunciations of the Crathie, embellished
with a shower of abuse against England.
The statement appeared in several news
papers, and remains uncontradicted, that
the emperor, on receiving full particulars
of the collision, characterized the conduct
of the Crathie's crew as ruffianly and in
human. Dlscnsscil in the ReichKtnjy.
BERLIN, Feb. 9. The reichstag devoted
an hour today to discussing Baron
Stumm's interpellation as to measures to
lessen the number of disasters on the high
seas. The chancellor, in answering the
interpellation, spoke of the sinking of the
steamship Elbe as an instance of the mis
fortune which might overtake any ves
sel, no matter how fully manned she
might be or how able or well-disciplined
her seamen. He took advantage of this
occasion, he said, to declare his belief,
based on all yet known of the Elbe's dis
aster, that the officers and crew did" their
duty until the last moment. The accusa
tions made by certain newspapers, he said,
were without a shadow of foundation.
These Are Safe.
HALIFAX. Feb. 9. The long -overdue
steamer Baracoa, from New York, for
which much anxiety has been felt, has
been heard from. She is lying at anchor
at Cariboo, on the coast of Cape Breton,
short of coal. The Carthagenia, from Liv
erpool for Philadelphia, arrived tonight,
12 days out. She has seen nothing of La
BOSTON. Feb. 9. The Allan steamer
Pomeranian arrived tonight from Glas
gow. Nothing was seen of La Gascogne.
GLASGOW, Feb. 9. The Anchor liner
Anchoria. from New York, January 2G.
several days overdue, was sighted off
Tory island, north of Ireland, at 4:30
o'clock this morning.
LONDON, Feb. 9. The steamer Etruria.
from New Yorkv arrived a Queanstown
"W"" itw&wsjiWrTiiiginiugjgif yiemjLjSL
SOUTHAMPTON. Feb. 9. The steamer
Berlin arrived this morning. She saw
nothing of the La Gascogne.
The Pntria Ajyround.
SANDY HOOK, Feb. 9. The large four
masted steamer Patria, of the Hamburg
American lino, while proceeding to sea this
afternoon, grounded in the main ship
channel near the Southern edge of Pales
tine, opposite the "Western Union tele
graph observatory. She lies in an easy
position, heading east. There is not much
ice around her. At high water she was
observed making every effort possible to
extricate herself, but without avail. She
will probably remain aground until to
morrow morning's flood tide, and with
assistance of tugs she will no doubt float.
She is in no immediate danger.
Rescued by the Teutonic.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9. The steamer Teu
tonic, from Liverpool, reached her docks
today after having been delayed outside
over 12 hours, owing to the blizzard. At 2
P. M. yesterday the Teutonic signtcd the
schooner Josie Reeves, of New York, fly
ing signals of distress. A lifeboat with
five men was lowered, but returned after
an hour's unsuccessful effort. At 7:30 P.
M. the Teutonic sailed alongside the
Reeves, affording lee for the schooner's
dories, and nine men were hauled aboard.
Other Vcisel Overdue.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9. In addition to
La Gascogne and the Rhineland, the
Bolivia is now 16 days out from
Gibraltar, the Llandaff City, 18 dnys out
from Swansea; the Manitoba, 15 days out
from London: the Wltekind, 13 days out
from Bremen, and the Taormina, 16 days
out from Hamburg.
The Cunnrd liner Umbria, from Liver
pool and Queenstown, is due today, but
under the existing weather conditions is
not likely to reach port until tomorrow.
AVnter-LojrKcd Schooner Abandoned.
HALIFAX. Feb. 9. A dispatch from
Shellbura says the schooner Pnscilla was
abandoned in a water-logged condition on
the 7th. Her crew was picked up and the
vessel towed to that harbor.
DifUcuItie Retween Sonthcrn Pnciflc.
and Engineer Probably Adjusted.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 9.-Chief Ar
thur, of the Brotherhood of Eoeomotive
Engineers, was questioned this morning
as to the present condition of the nego
tiations going on between the Southern
Pacific Company and those of its em
ployes, who have feared that the new
schedule of mileage and wages would
work a hardship upon them. He said:
"I think I am justified in saying that
all chance of any difficulty between the
company and the engineers is now at an
end. Everything is not yet concluded, but
matters are so shaping themselves that
a complete agreement is only a matter of
a little more time. So much of the ground
for dispute has already been gone over
and done away with that there is now no
reason to fear anything but a mutually
satisfactory settlement. 1 cannot say
just what the company and the men have
agreed to, but I will state that concessions
have been made on both sides. I think
everything VN be smoothed out early
next week, and I hope to start home
ward about Thursday. I shall stop on
my way back at Los Angeles, in order to
visit a couple of divisions which we have
there, but cannot delay long, as I have
already been here longer than I intended.
However, when I go I want to leave peace
ProreedIn;rs to Oust Moe Gunsi.
artruzaAnts in the suit hrmirki tv Cism.'t
Mensies to oust Mose Gunst from the
omee oi ponce commissioner were heard
this iHoraiar before Sarartar .Tiutca c,n.
dcrsoa. The ease is in the form of an ap
plication tor a writ oc quo warranto eoaa
pelHng Gunst to retire in favor of Bvdas
A Solid Sea of Ice From the Nar
rows to Sandy Hook.
Reports From All Sections of the
East and South Are of Exces
sive Cold and More Snow.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9. Today New York
was practically icebound. The bay, from
the Narrows to Sandy Hook, is almost
a solid field of Ice. The upper bay would"
be as bad were it not that a number of
tugs are at work breaking the Ice to per
met the passage of craft and that small
steamers are plying in the North and East
rivers. Tugs arc constantly at work
clearing a passageway for the Staten Is
land ferry-boats. Two boats of the Le
high Valley were stalled in the East, river
for over an hour and a tug that went
to their assistance was also stopped by
the ice. Reports from the Interior of the
state tell of the continuance of the great
storm. Trains on the Central Hudson
river are from five to eight hours late.
The Dannesburg and Mechanicsville
branch of the Delaware &. Hudson canal
read have been abandoned, and no ef
fort will be made to operate them until
the storm abates. The Genesee branch of
the Erie is blocked. The Port Jarvis &
Montlcello railway and branches are so
badly blocked by snow that they can
scarcely be opened before next week. The
main line of the Erie Western is closed,
no through trains having passed since
Thursday. All trains on the Rome,
Watertown & Ogdensburg are abandoned.
A Lyons telegram says a second bliz
zard began at C o'clock this evening, and
within a couple of hours it was snowing
and blowing harder than at any time
since the big storm commenced. Four
New York Central engines are off the
track in the Lyons yards and traffic there
is at a standstill.
ThrouKh Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9. At the
Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia &
Reading stations all trains are from five
to ten hours late. The roads, however,
are being cleared up and trains are ex
pected to be running tegularly before
long. The situation in the country dis
tricts is practically unchanged.
At Carlisle, at noon, the Cumberland
Valley railroad called in all hands and
announced all trains would be abandoned.
Nothing will be done till the storm abates.
The Philadelphia & Reading also aban
doned all trains in that section. Four
trains and five engines are in the drifts
in that neighborhood. At Sunbury the
railroads arc still blockaded and the situa
tion is not improving. The first mail from
Philadelphia since Thursday arrived at
Sunbury today. A passenger train and
seyen-enginesiaresaowcdJInafc. McGlure
SgHeOu'LcwIgton road. "
PITTSBURG, Feb. 9. A blizzard swept
over this section furiously all ntght caus
ing much suffering among the poor. The
thermometer registered below zero. Trains
arrive from one to four hours late.
Throngh Delaware.
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 9. The situ
ation of the Delaware read is serious. A
train which left here at 10 yesterday morn
ing and a train that left Harrington yes
terday mornin? are stalled six miles be
low Middletown. A relief train is also
stuck in a heavy drift, and a construction
train that left Wilmington this morning
was held by a drift at Farnhxirst, near
here. No trains have been run over this
road since Thursday night.
Through. Maryland.
BALTIMORE. Feb. 9. Annapolis Is
snowbound. Reports come from there that
seven men and their horses were drowned
today in an attempt to cross tho Severn
river on the ice. Cumberland, in the west
ern part of the state, reports that two
passenger coaches and nine engines are
fast in a snowdrift on the West Virginia
Central railroad at Black Oak bottom. The
damage on the Chesapeake bay and tribu
taries by the storm is very great. North
Point and Kent island shore are strewn
with wreckage, and loss of life is feared.
The heavy snow and wind was almost
unprecedented. Small craft and crews are
sUiiering many hardships.
A Little Sun.sliiiie in. AVn-tliinfcton.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 9. The intensely
cold weather continued today, but its se
verity was somewhat lrcdlfied by the sun
shine. Navigation of the Potomac river
for about 50 miles down is practically
closed. For about 40 miles, between Alex
andria, Va., and Maryland point, there is
a gorge in the channel to a height of from.
10 to 20 feet. The running of steamers
between Washington and Norfolk has been
suspended until the channel opens. At the
Pennsylvania railroad station officials re
port that the situation shows little or no
encouragement, and fray but limited suc
cess attends their efforts to move trains.
Trains from all points are belated from
six to 12 hours.
Jame.i River Frozen Over.
RICHMOND. Va.. Feb. 9. The James
river is closed from shore to shore, for the
first time in 20 years. The monitors at
anchor in mid-stream three miles below
are in the midst of an acre of ice. No
trains from the north by any route have
passed here since Thursday.
Hard to Estimate, lint In. Excess of
That of December.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., FeD. 9. The full
extent of the damage by the cold wave
throughout Florida will be hard to esti
mate for some days, because reports will
be slow in coming in from all points, and
much will depend upon the weather that
follows during the next week. After the
freeze in December the weather moder
ated gradually, and It was fully 10 days
before the normal temperature was
reached. This possibly saved a large
amount of damage to oranges, which
might have been done by a sudden warm
ing of the air and exposure to the hot
sun. Advices from different sections cite
the effect of this freeze, and state that
the damage is equal to if not greater than
that of December. The area of low tem
perature has extended as far south as
before, and vegetation was not in as
strong a condition to stand the cold as be
fore. To recoup the losses of the orange
crop many orange-planters planted veg
etables. They had started a vigorous
growth, and were developing to the point
where they could be most damaged by a
severe cold. Then came the second freeze.
It appears now that the vegetable crop of
Florid is an entire loss. The older orange
trees throughout the state had already
shown signs -of putting out a new growth,
and along the Halifax and Indian rivers
and in the southern portion of the orange
belt they had come to bloom. As far as
can be learned, this bloom and new
growth has been destroyed.
The following are the lowest tempera
tures registered at the various places
named during the freezerof the past -week:
Jacksonville, 14; Titusvllle, 18; Tampa,
22; Jupiter. 26; Key West, 4S; Pensacola,
12; BorJfax. 12; Gainesvilhv IS; Reddick.
16; Rochelle, 13; Ancloe,28rSllver-Springs
Park, IS; Callahan, lS;Sevine, 19, and
Phoenix, 16. -
Advices .from Palm .Beach and Lake
Worth tonight are that-thedamage done
is very slight. The latest indications for
Florida are that therewlll. he a slight
frost intthe northern PorUon tonight, fol
lowed by warmer weather!
Many People AVere Cangjht Unpre
pared and Perished.-
suffering among the poor 3s Intense. The
body of James Wick was found this morn
ing on the road below Elizabeth, frozen
stilt. The telephone reports say two men
have been frozen to death near Burning
Spring. R, C. Arthur, machinist, of this
city, was so badly frozen white going to
his shop yesterday morning that he fell
and was carried to his-home, where he
lies in a critical condition. v G. W. John
son, an old citizen, becameparalyzed with
the cold last night onHlsSway home, ahd
fell and froze to deatlf-wlthln. sight of his
house. John- Weed, while riding for a.
physician, had his arm,' hands and ears
so badly frozen that hiaicondition is seri
ous. '
SAVANNAH, Ga., FetpgTwo iromen,
one while and one colored.Tb"ave died from
exposure In Florida. RS
BIRMINGHAM, AlafSFeb. 9. An un
known man was fountMrozen to death in
the outskirts of the cltyjlast night.'
The Rhine, the Xeckarand the Main.
Frozen Over..
BERLIN, Feb. 9. Throughout Germany
during the past week tHecoId has been
intense, and in several Tpiaces the ther
mometers have registered -20 deg. below
zero, Fahrenheit. The RfTine, Neckar and
the Main are frozen over for long dis
tances, and the southerriygart of the Cat
tegat is also frozen. Hesyy snow drifts
have completely stoppedltrafflc about the
Eiffel mountains and theHtilneland, where
the snow is six feet dee Great misery
has been caused in manj parts of Ger
many and numbers of .people have been
frozen in the countryand -even hear
Berlin. Railroad traffic-dS especially dis
organized. There have been several cases
in which the tires of wfieels vhave been
broken on account of thjejcold and have
thus caused the derailment of trains.
From Alsace It is reported that the
wolves, In some cases, driyen by extreme
cold, have come to villages to seek food,
and in other provincc-slOfc same Is re
corded. Steamers have , experienced diffi
culty in forcing their way through the
great belt of ice along tlie coast, and the
maii service from Kiel tdjKorso, Iceland,
was suspended today. 3r
Cold in England.
LONDON, Feb. 9. The tcold weather
continues. The Braemer.bservatory in
struments registered 12deJL below, zero
yesterday. Bell Cote'sMSonpert company
has been snowed Up forihourpbetween
Edinburgh and tavernega? Mthoutjlood or
.m? i. - .T-m
Mexico and Guatemala Still Continue
Warlike Preparations.
CITY OF MEXICO, Feb. 9. There is no
change in the Guatemalan matter. The
Mexican officials "will not give any in
formation, despite all reports to the con
trary. However, it is learned on good
authority that Guatemala has not re
ceded from her original answer to Mex
ico, and is still rushing troops to the
frontier. The Mexican warship Zaragosa,
which is the best of the Mexican navy, Is
waiting orders at Acapulco, with steam
up. Mexico is still sending trcops to the
front, and is also perfecting- a telegraph
line. It is reported that she is buying
arms and ammunition abroad and in the
United States. From the present out
look the delay is on the part of Mexico for
the time needed to make preparations for
possible war.
Raisincr. Fnndn for Revolution.
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 9. Gonzales de Que
sada, secretary of the Cuban revolutionary
party, was given a royal welcome here
last evening when he arrived from Ha
vana. Quesada says there will be suc
cessful revolution in Cuba within six
months. He claims there is plenty of
money to back the scheme, the cigar
makers of Tampa alone having given, he
says, $60,000 to the cause. He will visit
all of the large cities of the United States
and then go to South America to raise
funds for the cause. Quesada says Cuba
pays $30,000,000 yearly to Spain, and only
one-tenth is spent on the island govern
ment. General dissatisfaction is the re
sult. Poor prices, bad crops, high taxes
and constant preying by bandits has made
the life of Cubans almost unbearable.
Rebels Defeated in Colombia.
COLON, Feb. 9. The rebel general,
Salmiontie, has surrendered to General
Hayes, the commander of the government
troops in the state, of Tolom. Fifteen
hundred men surrendered at the same
time. Communication with Bogota, the
capital, Is now opened. The rebels have
been defeated at Corozal and are being
pursued. General Ruiz was taken pris
oner at Mompox. Five hundred Reming
ton rifles and other munitions of war have
been seized.
Roots of the Family Tree?- of Miss
Anna Gould's Fiance.
NEW YORK. Feb. 9. The Sun's Paris
cable says: Comte de Castellane, whose
engagement to Anna Gould is announced,
belongs to one of the oldest families in
France, his parents dating back to the
10th century. Prior to that time the
heads of the family were princes of Prov
ence and vassals of Charlemagne. The
family succession includes many chev
aliers of the order of Saint Esprit The
count's grandfather was Marshal de Cas
tellane, who was a famous soldier during
the First empire, and his grandfather was
a deputy in the reign of Louis Phillippe.
His father, the present Marquis de Cas
tellane. was a monarchist deputy In 1S71,
and since that time "has been well known
in literature. His works on modsrn
French history rank among classic writ
ings. Marquise de Castellane, the mother
of the count, is a niece of the Comte de
Joigne, whose family name is of the best.
The Paris residence of the marquis and
that of the Comte de Castellane is on the
Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg, and their
country residence is the chateau de
Rochesette, in Lorraine, where the great
Talleyrand, who was an uncle of the
present marquis, lived for 20 years. The
fortune of the marquis consists of land
valued at 7,000,000 francs. Comte de Cas
tellane is a member of the Cercle de
l'Unlen. He is a good horseman, and
clever draughtsman.
trara Khan RepulKed.
CALCUTTA. Feb. 9. Latest advices
from Ksshgar say the Chltralese repulsed
Umra Khan, of Jandol, pursued him. and
killed over 100 of hi3 Bajanl troops. The
Chltralese also suffered severe loss.
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Charges and Specifications Against
Ex-Queen Liliuokalani.
Willis Asked Thnt Execution 'of
Americans Be Stayed Until He Can.
Commnnicate "With Home.
VICTORIA. B. C, Feb. 9. Hawaiian
advices by the steamer Warrimoo, to
February 2, were brought tonight, and
are as follows:
"There is a lull in the affairs here and
quietness -will probably reign until the
military court now sitting will have fin
ished its work. A large number of con
spiracy cases are yet to be tried, and the
probabilities are that the court will sit
for two or three -weeks at least. Great
Interest is attached to the forthcoming
trial of the queen. The government
claims to have more than sufficient evi
dence to convict her. What her punish
ment will be in case of conviction is hard
to conjecture. Her case will probably
come up next Monday. She is charged
with treason. The charge reads:
" 'Treason, by engaging in open re
bellion against the republic of Hawaii; by
attempting, by force of arms, to over
throw and destroy the same; by levying
war against the same by adhering to the
enemies of the republic of Hawaii, giving
them aid and comfort within the Ha
waiian islands and elsewhere.
" 'Second Treason by aiding, abetting,
procuring, counseling, inciting, counte
nancing and encouraging others to com
mit treason and to engage in open rebel
lion against the republic of Hawaii, and
to attempt by force of arms to overthrow
the same, and to adhere to the enemies of
the republic of Hawaii, giving them aid
and comfort in the Hawaiian islands and
"There are six specifications in the
charge. The military commission has
brought in findings in 24 cases. Those in
whose cases verdicts were found are:
"R. W. Wilcox, S. Nowlein, K. F. Ber
telman, Carl Widemann, W. H. C. Greig,
Louis Marshall, W. C. Lane. J. C. June,
C. T. Gulick, W. H. Rickard, W. T. Se
ward, T. B. Walker, Solomon ICauia,
Pelahua, Lot Lane. Thomas Poole, J.
Kalakukoa, Robert Palau, J. W. Klpl
kane, Klliona, Joseph Clark, D. Januha,
W. Widdlfield, Joea Kiakahi.
"Of the foregoing, D. Januha and J.
Kalakukoa -were acquitted. The others
were all found guilty and their sentences
were fixed by the commission, subject to
review by President Dole. The sentences
vary much, all the way from sentences
of death to imprisonment for five years
with fines. The lowest sentence for trea
son by the Hawaiian statute is imprison
ment for five years and a fine of not
less.. han. 55000. ' -i-v ,f ;
"The six leaders "were aIi "sentenced to'
be hung. They are:
"Charles T. Gulick, William H. Rickard,
William T. Seward, Robert W. Wilcox,
Sam Nowlein and Henry Bertelman. Sen
tences in the last two cases will be com
muted, as both men have furnished valu
able evidence for the government. Gulick
was born in this country, and Rickard is
an Englishman. Wilcox is a Hawaiian.
The only one of the four who is entitled
to the protection of the United States is
William T. Seward. As yet no date has
been set for the executions. The only im
portant case tried before the military
court since the departure of the Australia
was that of V. V. Ashford. He is charged
with misprision of treason. A batch of
20 native rebels, charged with treason, is
now occupying the attention of the court.
"United States Minister Willis has
changed his attitude somewhat since last
advices. He is not so belligerent in his
demands. His latest communication to
the government is a request that, if the
death penalty is imposed in the cases of
any Americans, the executions be post
poned until he can communicate with his
government. The British minister has
made a similar request.
"Thus far, but two men who claim
American protection have been tried.
They are Louis Marshall, charged with
open rebellion, and Thomas Walker, who
pleaded guilty to the charge of treason.
The government has decided to banish
three persons from the islands for com
plicity in the rebellion. They are J. F.
Cranston and A. Muller, for conspiracy to
use dynamite, and J. B. Johnstone, a spe
cial police officer, who turned traitor. The
men will be sent in the Warrimoo leav
ing for Victoria. Cranston and Muller
were ta blow up the Central Union church
on the night when the rebellion broke
Of the three exiles -who arrived, John
stone is a British subject, Cranston an
American and 'Muller a German. They
say they do not know what they were ar
rested for. They were given no trial, were
kept confined without communication, and
did not know they were to leave until the
Warrimoo whistled to leave. Johnstone
will remain at Vancouver, but the others
say they will not leave the steamship,
but will return on her to Honolulu when
she goes back. They claim that they have
been the victims of a gross outrage.
The schooner Norma arrived at Honolu
lu January 20 with a cargo of salmon, 56
days from Claxton. No trace of opium
or arms was found, and another sensation
was spoiled. .
The steamer Daisy Kimball, recently
purchased by an Hawaiian firm, was
wrecked on the coast of Hawaii on Jan
uary 25, and proved to be a total loss.
She was insured for $35,000.
F. M. Hatch, minister of foreign af
fairs, may resign soon and leave for San
Francisco to reside. His successor will
probably be W. N. Armstrong, formerly
of the New York bar.
To obtain a decision of his exact status,
P. C. Jones, a prominent property-holder
under the . republic, wrote to Minister
Willis yesterday to learn just what posi
tion he occupied in the United States,
whether he is still subject to the Income
tax and at the same time cannot look to
the American government for protection.
Xo Interest in Rikard's Fate.
LONDON, Feb. 9. The news that the
Englishman Rickard had been sentenced
at Honolulu to death, for his. part in the
last revolution, does not seem to have
excited the slightest interest at the Brit
ish foreign office. Most of the chiefs of
divisions in the office were absent from
their posts today, and will not return
until Monday. The officials on duty this
afternoon apparently had not heard that
Rickard was in trouble.
Malls tt Go Via. Tacoma.
'WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. The withdrawal
of the steamer Rio Janeiro, scheduled to
leave San Francisco the 21st with mails
for China and Japan, has been announced
at the po3toffice department. Accordingly
notlce was given today that after the
sailing of the Qceanic there would be no
sailing from that port for China and
Japan until March 5. Mails ordinarily for
warded from San Francisco will be taken
from Tacoma, to connect with the Vic
toria, scheduled to leave the 26th for the
two countries.
Earnings of the Union Pacific Lines
for Eigrht Months.
OMAHA, Feb. 9. Special Master In
Chancery Cornish, of the Union Pacific,
has filed a report on the receivers' re
port of business for the months of Novem
ber and-December, 1S3S, and January. Feb
ruary, March, April, May and June, of
1S94, in the office of the clerk of the cir-
j cult court. The report of the master has
a saving clause, wherein he explains
that, whereas the results of the opera
tions, as shown by the statements of the
receivers, are a correct accounting of the
several months reported upon, the meth
ods of distribution of the various charges,
deficits, etc., may be so altered by the sub
sequent decrees of the court as to ma
terially affect succeeding statements, such
changes or alterations necessarily appear
ing in the later accountings of the several
properties.. The earnings of the Union
Pacific proper, the constituent lines and
miscellaneous companies, which gives an
Idea of what business has been done for
the eight months, from November, 1S93,
is as follows:
Deficit! Surplus
December ....512.V50'November ....$5o7.S20
January 4T2.15SI April 165,330
February 120,0S4May 132,457
March 46602June 63,780
These several items of deficit and sur
plus include the fixed charges, such as
taxes and Interest, paid during the
months reported upon.
South Dakota's Outstanding War
rants to Be Pnld in Cash.
PIERRE. S. D., Feb. 9. The state
treasurer will on Monday begjn paying
cash for all outstanding warrants. There
will be no trouble now In maintaining
cash payments until August, when a
deficiency tax fully equal to the defalca
tion of the fugitive state treasurer will
be made. The money will come from
Chicago bankers who have taken a large
block of the warrants.
County's Troubles With Its BanUcrs.
SIOUX CITY, Feb. 9. At Hay Springs,
Neb., the county and its bankers got into
trouble over the county deposits, and the
banks turned the cash over to the county.
There was $18,000 in silver dollars, which
made such an immense heap that the
vaults in the county building would not
hold it. The banks refused to take it
back on the terms the county would
make, and it is being guarded by an
armed force in the courthouse. w
More of the Whisky Trust's Affairs.
CHICAGO, Feb. 9.-nJudge Grosscup to
day removed the name of Helnsheimer and
Wormser from the list of complainants in
the original whisky trust receivership pe
tition and entered a rule for President
Greenhut to show cause why he be not
punished for affixing the names to the
petition ....without authority. -"Affidavits
were read in support of the claim of the
two men that their names were used with
out their consent or the consent of their
The Associated Banks.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9. Following is the
weekly bank statement of the associated
Reserve, decrease $ 2,9S5,275
Loans, decrease b,J7is,S0O
Specie, increase 70S,40O
Legal tenders, decrease 6,746,300
Deposits, decrease 12,120,300
Circulation, increase 133,400
The banks now hold $33,756,223 in exces3
of the requirements of the 25-per-cent law.
Two Sent to the Bottom, and Ten.
Cnpturcd by the Japanese.
CHE FOO, Feb. 10. Ten Chinese torpedo
boats have just been captured by the Jap
anese. Two boats were also sunk and one
escaped to the southward.
LONDON, Feb. 9. A Hiroshima dis
patch says the official report of the Japan
ese admiral says the Japanese lost no
boats or men during the night attack at
Wei-Hai-Wei on February 5, but on Feb
ruary 4 the enemy struck and sunk a tor
pedo boat, killingall on board. Another boat,
after having exploded a torpedo against a
Chinese ship, ran into some obstructions
and was practically sunk under the ene
my's fire. A Japanese lieutenant and two
men were frozen to death February 4.
LONDON, Feb. 9. A Che-Foo dispatch
says the Liu-Kung Tao forts are still
making some resistance to the assaults of
the Japanese.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. The secretary
of the navy has received the following
from Admiral Carpenter, dated Che-Foo,
February 7: "The Japanese have taken
possession of Wei-Hal-Wei today. Three
vessels of the Chinese fleet were sunk in
the harbor by torpedoes. The Charleston
left today for the purpose of assisting dis
tressed persons at Teng Chow." .
Tho Foundation, of the Concord Story.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 9. The United States
consul at Chin-Kiang, in his report to tho
consul-general here, confirms the United
Press dispatch of the detention of several
members of the crewjof the cruiser Con
cord by Chinese authorities near Chin
Kiang. The report says that the whole
trouble arose from the accidental wound
ing of a Chinese boy by one of the Con
cord's apprentices, and that the matter
was settled by the payment of a small sum
to the wounded boy.
Chlncie EnVoys to Remain in Japan.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 9. The Chinese peace
envoys have applied for permission to re
turn to China, but their government has
ordered them to remain in Japan until the
document clothing them with full power
can reach them.
A General Alnrm Tnracu in for a.
Louisville Fire This Morningr.
LOUISVILLE. Feb. 10. 3 A. M. Rey &
Co.'s large tobacco warehouse, located in
the wholesale district, is burning. A gen
eral alarm has just been turned in.
Jumped to Her Death.
CHICAGO, Feb. 9. A fashionable flat
building at 395 La Salle avenue took fire
this afternoon. Augusta Castornlt, the
maid of Mrs. Leopold Proskaure, was
probably fatally injured by jumping from
the second-story window. The building
was a handsome five-story structure, oc
cupied by about 40 families. The fire was
got under control with a loss of $25,000.
Union Depot Burned nt St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH, Feb. 9. Fire broke out
in the United States express department
at the union depot this evening. The
flames ate their way through the floor into
the Union Depot hotel, and in an hour
the structure was in ruins. The hotel
was crowded with guests, -who had nar
row escapes. The total loss of the depot
and hotel will aggregate $400,000.
Ex-Senator Corbett's Banquejr to
Members of the Legislature.'
Freely Expressed Opinions of Busi
ness Men on Municipal nnd
County Affairs.
Ex-Senator Corbett banqueted the mem
bers of the legislature and prominent
business men of this city at the Hotel
Portland last evening. In order to afford
an opportunity for the discussion of legis
lation relating to Multnomah county and
the city of Portland. Manager Bowers
had the affair in charge, and covers were
laid for 100. The great dining-room In
banquet hall dress had a very cozy and
inviting appearance. The windows and
doorways were draped in silken Hags and
I bunting, and pillars were masked be
hind huge spreading palms, ferns and
tropical plants. The table was in the
form of a hollow square. At the head wera
two crescents filled with lilies of the val-
ley, ferns and red carnations, while the
center piece was a huge vase In basket
form, laden with calla-lilles, ferns and
pansies. Scattered along the table here
.and there were vases of hothouse flowers,
while the snowy linen was almost hidden
beneath lovely cuts of smllax. Dainty
violets, half wilted, but emitting perfume
that filled the hall, were scattered over
the smllax in profusion, -while richly col
ored fairy lamps shed a glow over all
that Was charming.
The guests assembled early in the ho
tel parlors, and at S:30, after a chat with
their host, proceeded to the banquet hall.
There Manager Bowers very soon proved
to them that his cuisine is all that haa
been boasted of it. From shellfish to cof
fee, the dainties spread before the guests
were choice and palatable, and the serv
ice was elegant. Following was the menu:
Shoalwater bay oysters.
Westmoreland soup.
Anchovies. Celery. Queen olives.
Boiled Boyal Chinook salmon, lobster
Spring chicken, Maryland style.
Green Peas. Corn fritters.
Tenderloin of beef, Bordelaise.
Asparagus. Potato croquette.
Legislation punch.
Roast Denny Pheasant, with truffles.
The Portland salad.
Savarin pudding. Mousse praline.
Assorted cakes. Coffee. Fruit.
Haut sauterne. Pontet canet.
Clicquot yellow label. Cigars.
For nearly two hours senators and rep
resentatives and common every-day busi
ness men knocked elbows and chatted
about ordinary affairs while they exam
ined minutely into the various savory
lighted and champagne was sparkling" In
dainty glasses a genial glow had spread
over the company. Every banqueter, hav
ing become acquainted with his immediate
neighbors, felt at his ease, and all leaned
back in their chairs, with expectant
glances toward the host, ready for the
discussion which tho occasion promised.
The venerable ex-senator, when he arose
to address the assembly, was greeted with
"Hospitality is not a monopoly," he
said. "Every man has the right to call
upon his friends and neighbors, or the
citizens of his city or state to join him
about the banquet board and to entertain
them in a hospitable manner. I have
been severely criticised for inviting the
members of the legislature to meet with
me tonight. But being a representative
taxpayer of the city of Portland, and
chairman of the Committee of One Hun
dred, whose aim has been to secure leg
islation in favor of stricter economy In
the affairs of this municipality. I con
sider it eminently proper that I should ex
tend to the legislature an invitation to
dine with me and to discuss questions
of the day, which principally relate to
economy in state and local affairs.
Being a private citizen I am proud
to be chairman of the Committee of
One Hundred. Though more becom
ing to me, perhaps, than to
some others in the city, I can assure the
gentlemen within reach of my voice that
all Portland business men are glad to have
an opportunity of talking with you out
side of legislative hails.
"You will notice that I have omitted to
invite to be present here any prospective
candidate for the United States senate.
It is because I desire to eliminate that
from any discussion of local matters.
We have, locally, many Important matters
to bring before the legislature. Many
hard things have been said because a dif
ference of opinion exists in regard to
-whether certain powers ought to be lodged
In a board of public works, or in the
mayor. The plan for a board of public
works as arranged by Mr. Simon has been,
advocated by many business men and tax
payers as the most economic way of
managing local affairs. It is really the
only feature that is objected to in Mr.
Simon's proposed charter, and then, for
the greater part, because it provides for
the appointment by the legislature of
the members of the board. This is the
only material difference between the so
called Simon charter and the one pre
pared by the Committee of One Hun
dred." Here Mr. Corbett explained at length the
plan of the proposed board of public
works, and showed how it would tend to
economy and better government in mu
nicipal affairs. Mr. Corbett said that his
name had been mentioned in connection
with the personnel of the board, but that
he desired very much to be relieved of
its necessarily arduous duties and respon
sibilities, and had requested that his name
be withdrawn. He stated that Mr. Scott
had also been mentioned, but would much
prefer to remain a private citizen, that
in his position as editor of a newspaper
he might always be In a position to criti
cise. "Other charters have been proposed as
substitutes for the one .prepared by Mr.
Simon," continued Mr. Corbett, "and
much opposition has been shown to this
one, but when it comes right down to
facts, it is clearly seen that these op
ponents of the Simon charter do not want
any charter at all. Two councilmen came
to a gentleman of my acquaintance the
other day and asked him to sign a pe
tition opposing the Simon charter. V.'hcn
he came to question them he found that
they were really not acquainted with its
provisions; and yet they opposed it, be
cause it meant a cut in salaries."
Mr. Corbett then discussed at some
length the bill now under consideration
in the legislature to reduce the compen
sation of certain Multnomah county of
ficials. He called attention to the fact
that the district attorney has had an
income of $23,000 a year, half as much
as the president of the United States re
ceives. He said that to do away with tha
fee system in that office was to get rid
of much unnecessary litigation and to
j make a great saving to the county.