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WAILUKU, MAUI, H. T., SATURDAY. AUGUST )6, 1905
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American Ship " Spartan" Coal Laden From New
castle Drags her Anchor and Strikes
Hidden Reef Off Spreckelsviile.
WAS THE BRIDAL
Spars, Rigging and Ship's Papers all Saved. Cargo Bought
But Ship Will Probably Beat to Pieces. Story
of Hoodoo Trip from Ncvcastlc.
An uncharted coral reef opposite
Spreckel3villo was the- cause last
Saturday of the Amorican ship
Spartan failing to reach her port
of destination. Captain Flym was
entirely dependent upon a chart,
which, whilo the lastest published,
fails to show a coral reef or
chain of reefs on the windward
coast of Maui, and as a conse
quence is today without a Bhip.
'fho trip wak apparently a hoodoo
one from tho time the Bhip left
'Newcastle bound for Kaanapali,
and what makes the trip doubly
regretable was tho fact that just
three days before sailing, Captain
Flym took unto himself a wife and
sho. was accompanying her lord
and master in his initial trip to
the Hawaiian Islands.
After rounding, Hana point the
pilot signal was displayed and im
mediately after finding that tho
ship was in shallow-water the dis
tress signal was raised. The Maui
which was just going out stood by
waiting, as Captain Parker says,
for a call for assistance from Gap
tain Flym, but as Captain Parker
claims he saw no distress signal he
naturally supposed the ship waj
riding at a safe anchorage, other
wise some signal asking for assist
ance would have been' displayed.
The Feerless was wired for and ar
rived early Sunday morning, but
after working for a matter of half a
day or more returned to Honolulu.
The Leslie Baldwin also stood by
and rendered such assistance as
Tho following account'1 taken
from mate Barmann's log will give
an idea of tho trip from the time
of leaving Newcastle:
The ship "Spartan" left New
castle on tho 13th day of June, 1905,
at about 6 p. m. and proceeded to
sea in tow of a tug whoso name 1
have forgotten. Wo got outside the
harbor of Newcastle, made all avail
able sails under a stiff westerly
breeze, and steering in an easterly
course soon encountered severe
weather (i. e. strong breezes and
heavy seas) which continued until
we had passed the northern end of
New Zealand, the ship having
rather rough weather of i be
tween Australia and New Zealand.
Now tho weather moderated some
and we commenced to clean ship
by degrees (i. o. tarring down the
mizen, cleaning paintwork, etc.)
wo had of course figured on going
as far east as the island of Tahiti
but the wind coming in from the
northward of east wo wero obliged
to make tho best course possible
under circumstances, making it im
possible for us to weather Christ
mas island which Ave had to keep off
till at say li a. m. on July 21st;
from thence to July 23rd wo had
calms and variable winds.
On July 23rd at 'about 11 p. m.
in my watch on deck the fore top
sail tio carried away bringing down
tho fore lower yard which landed
on tho fore yard and staid thero.
The upper yard by tho way break
ing about half way between tho
center and starboard yardarm, but
everything held and no one was
hurt. Wo secured the yards for
tho night thero being no moonlight
and thereforo impossible to do much
at tho timo. In tho morning wo
sent down the yards I taking charge
forward and tho captain in charge
of the Btarboard watch aft; sending
down the "Crossjack" yard with if
view to using same for an upper
foro top sail yard. All hands be
ing on deck from early daylight
TRIP FOR CAPTAIN.
until late in tho evening. On July
24th tho carpenter was busy fitting
tho -crossjack yard for an upper
foro top sail yard. On tho 2oth
July wo sent lip the fore upjejr yard
and secured same. On July 25th
we set the watches as UHual as the
men were getting rather tired. The
port watch fitted tho lower yard
with the help of tho carpenter dur
ing tho forenoon of 26th of July.
At noon of tho same day we sent
tho lower yard aloft and secured
same on the mizen lower topsail
"Standard," tho fore top sail stan
dard having being broken by tho
fall of tho foro upper, on to the
lower fore top sail yard. At 4 p.
m. I bent the fore lower top sail
and set it, and at 5 p. m. I bent tho
upper top sail, and bent and set
same. Now we were fixed and pro
coeding on our course again. I . ma'
here remark that all the men con
ducted themselves in a very orderly
and proper manner, during the
whole of the time from leaving
Australia until our arrival and
landing at this port. From the
above mentioned accident until our
arrival off the Isle of Hawaii when
we tried to beat through the Ala
nuihaha Channel when off Kawai
hae Harbor tho Captain drow my
attention to a windog at tho head
Of the valley formed by tho spur
running out from Mouna lea and
sending on one side in. Upolu point
and on the other in Keaholo point
I told tho captain that it was a
wind dog and before ho had timo
to give me any orders the squall
came down on us.
We lost a few sails, but wo had
plenty of others to replace tho lost
ones, which wo did. Tho captain
now made up his mind to keep off
and stand to the westward of Uahu
island which we accordingly did.
On August 10, at 6 p, m. Kaena
Point, on the island of Oahu, hove
about east, true distance, about
sixteen or seventeen miles, r rom
thence wo proceeded to the north
ward by the wind to lat. about 2lJ
deg. 34 min. north, or say, 159 deg.
W., where we wor ship and head
ed to the southeast, sh'ip and crew
being in first-class condition right
along.. No incident happened from
the time we woro ship until wo
struck what I am preUy certain is
an uncharted reef. Wo arrived off
the coast of Maui about midnight
on the 18th of July, in say longi
tudo between 150 deg. 15 min. and
15G deg. 20 min. and latitudo about
20 deg. 25 min. and 20 deg. 2U min.
north, and from thence sailed seven
miles S. S. E. mag. At 1:30 a. m.
or thereabouts we hove to waiting
for daylight. At 4 p. m. I was on
deck with my watch, tho captain
being in attendance and on deck
all night. At daylight we squared
aM ay and I put the port anchor on
the rail ready to let go, tho star
board anchor having been put over
tho night before. We now got tho
deep sea lead up and commenced
to sound, obtaining no bottom for
two or threo casts, hovmg to, some
timeaon the port and sometimes
on tho starboard tack. Tho first
bottom obtained was about 85 or 90
fathoms sandy bottom. This was
according to bearincs somowhero to
tho northeast of Spreckelsviile, at
about 1U a. m. After having snort
ened sails and prepared to como to
an anchor as per rulo and prece
dent, wo had soundings in forty
fivo fathoms same bottom. At
about 10:25 a. m. we had thirty
fathoms and no difference in tho
ibottom, Three or four minutes
SYNDICATE GETS NIAGARA
NEW YOKK, August 10.
Joseph Gr. Robin, president of the
Bank of Discount and Washing
ton Savings Bank of this city,
announced to-day that tye had sold
control of the Niagara, Lockport
and Ontario Power Company and
of its holding company, the Iro
quois Construction Company, to a
syndicate headed by the Westing
house interests and John J. Al
bright of Buffalo.
The pin-chasing syndicate, he
said, represents a -combination .of
Westinghouse, Albright and the
New York Central interests, to
gether with those of Horace G.
Andrews of Cleveland, O.
Tho Niagara, Lockport and Onta
rio Power Company was organized
in 1894, with a capital of $10,000,
000 to develop the 200,000 horse
power at Niagara Falls.
The compensation received by
tho retiring syndicate is not made
public, but it is. understood that
Robin, who was organizer of tho
enterprise and who has financed it,
receives a profit of about $500,000,
and Cassius M. Wicker, Robin's
close associate, recoives about
PLAN BIG PIER INTO THE LAKE
CHICAGO ,Aug. 10. A proposi
tion for building a promenade pier
out into the lake at tho foot of
Thirty-first street for a distance of
nearly a mile is under considera
tion. City officials have protested
vigorously against the construction
of this pier, -the plans for which
contemplate an enormous struct
ure of steel 4000 feet long, from
GO to 300 feet wide, rising twenty
feet above the surfaco of tho war
ter, and adorned at tho end with
a crystal palace containing a ball
room for 500 people, a theater
seating 3000, a cafe, yacht club
Lieutenant-Colonel W. II. Bix
by, Government engineer, has for
warded his report to tho Secretary
of Avar, but he refused to say today
AA'hat recommendations ho had
made. Upon tho Secretary of
War rests the construction of this
For the accommodation of people
that do not care to Avalk tho length
of the pier electric carriages will
bo provided under tho dock and
will convey passengers from tho
entrance to the end of tho pier in
less than tAvo minutes.
after that I got the order to let go
the port anchor Avhich I did'on tho
instant, paying 55 fathoms of chain.
We now sounded and got about five
fathoms forword, and half four aft.
The captain at once made signals
for assistance, (C. E.) Tho ship had
not struck, bottom yot. The steam
er ''Maui'' noAV camo out of port
and passed closo by us, say quarter
of a mile off, but offered no assis
tance, and ne'er spoke us, our sig
nals flying all tho time. After
the Maui passed us the ship struck
bottom two or threo times slightly.
I kept sounding tho pumps right
along at short intervals, sometimes
Bending a reliabh man to do so,
and spmetimes doing it myself.
The Bhip made no A-ater before 1
p. m. We now, that is, after con
sulting the captain, hove in somo
chain to got the ship into a littlo
deeper water, the port anchor hold
ing good. But while I with some
three or four of tho creAV Avord on
tho fore furling, the second mate
and four or fivo of tho others Avero
on the main doing tho same. Tho
ship commenced to drag tho an
chor. Tho same was brought to
mv hotico at onco Avhilo I Avas on
the forcyard furling tho foresail.
From tho foroyard to tho deck is
only a step for mo. Tho captain
and carpenter Avere on hand and
(Continued ou page 2)
DEALING WITH CZAR1
The 'Compromise Proposition Refused By Russia1
British Steamer Sinks Japanese Transport-!
60 Wounded Soldiers Drown.
JOHN GIBB IS
Governor Declares There Will
Kcsignations Asked Unsign Made Responsible" '
For Bennington. Disaster.
Sugar 9G deg. test., 4.00 Beets,
NAGASAKI, Aug. 25.-The British steamer Baralong- collided
Avith anil sunk the Japanese transport Kinjiro Maru. 100 Avoundedi
soldiers Avere droAvned. ' ijjji
PORTSMOUTH, Aug., 25. Russia id opposed to the compromise1 j
proposition. President Roosevelt is
MANILA, Aug. 25. Thero. is a
NEW ORLEAN, Aug. 25. Yellow fover in the city is partly in :
ituiNULiUijU, Aug. Sift. John
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24.
ueciares no cnanges will bo made m
resignations will be demanded, and
the recent troubles, and will Avork harmoniously Avith his official
family. He said "I am a changed man." "
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug.
.111 1 f il'
uuiuua ii a uiu purcnaso price 01 mo
mwsm jiuamvuiy reiuses 10 pay
OYSTER BAY, August 23. E. H. Conger, A mbassador to Mexico,
has resigned. .
MONTREAL, Aug; 23. Tho squadron commanded by' Prince'
Louis of Battenberg has arrived. i ' " 4. "
CHRISTIANIA, Aug. 23. Tho Storthing has voted to- openfdis
LONDON, Aug. 23. Peace is possible on the basis of Russia, pay
ing an indemnity under the guise of recompense to Japan for.main
taining prisoners; also by purchasing tho northern half 6f Su'ghalien;
Japan on her side abandoning her claims for the interne'd ships and
for the limitation of Russian naval forces in the East.
PORTSMOUTH, August 23. President Roosevelt has suggested,,
that Russia purchase title to Saghalien, the -amount agreed upon
partly compensating Japan for the expenses of tho Avar. Tho Japa
nese envoys are favorable and the prospects of peace are brighter. ,
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Aug. 23. American Ailibassailor
Meyer held a long conference with tho Czar today regarding the'pla'ns'
for peace. The conference Avas held immediately folloAving tho receipt
of a long message from Roosevelt.
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PEKIN, China, Aug. 23-A Buddhist mob has attacked tho Catholic .
Missions in Yoman Province, killing a scoro of Fronch prists. Tho ...
French Minister has filed a protest with the Chinese Government.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 23. Two sessions' 'of tho Peace Comr ;
mission Avere held to-day at Avhich tAvo protocols' Avere signed and
adjournment Avas taken till Saturday. Thero is a possibility of -a
favorable consideration of President Roosevelt's compromise. - - -
WASHINGTON, August 22. The findings of -tho Bennington
Commission aro that Ensign Wade Avas negligent of his duty. A court-.- if
martial is recommended. .- ".'I
OYSTER BAY, August 22. The President is hopeful' of' peace; j
Tho poAvers are exerting pressuro-on tho Czar to stop tho AA-ar. '
ST. PETERSBURG, August 22. Envoy do Witto has beon 'in- S
structcd not to concede Sog'halien island or an indemnity. ' ' ' " 5
PORTSMOUTH, August 22. Tho poAvers aro' possimistic and
LONDON, AugUBt 22 The Earl
Charles Marsham, 4th Earl of Romney, Avas born at Boxloy House,
March 7th, 1811, tho son of tho third Earl of Romney and Margaret;
daughter of tho 4th Duko of Buccleugh. He succeeded to tho titlu in
1874. HfttAvas a larco land owner and noted for his interest in scienti
tained here. The Sultan offered
LONDON, August 21. Tho British Foreign Ofiico does not believa.J
that Japan will modify its termp.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 21. Govornor Carter of IlaAvaii ii
hero and will sail for Honolulu on tho Mongolia Saturday, to resume
his duties. - '
. SAN FRANCISCO, August 21. Tho old Oceanic liner Australia
which Avas captured yesterday by tho Japanese, left San Francisco
May 24th with contraband goods for the Russians.
Be No Changes And- No
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noAV deajirig direct with tho Czar. Jffi
Bporadic outbreak of cholera in,
Uibb was found droAvned.Batyi8pi
Governor Carter in an interview i?
tho territorial government. iNoy
declares himself responsible for
24. Japan dcmandB sixty million .f
it , ire n l' 1. ' 1
norincru nan 01 oaguauen lsianu..-
anu me ouuook ior, peace is, less"
of Romney is dead.
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- himself in marriage to Miss
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