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6l. Til. No. 1378.
JEFFRIES IN 26 ROUNDS
Greatest Heavy Weight Fistic Battle on
Referee Awards Decision on PoIdIs Sharkey
Forced Most of the Fighting Champion
Retains His Title by Small Margin.
Ringside, Coney Island Sporting
Club New York, Nov. 3. Jamea J.
Jpffrlcs retains tuo championship of
(ho world ltefcrco Gcorgo Slier giving
him the decision at the end of the 25th
round orer Sailor Tom Sharkey, at tho
Conor Island Sporting Club tonight.
It was one of the most marvelous
hnttles that has ever taken place, and
tho greatest crowd that over gathered
In tho Coney Island clubhouso witness
ed the despernto alrugglo for suprema
cy. In five totiuds Jeffries had tho bqttcr
of tho fight In tho llrst two and tho
last three. During the other 20 Shar
key forced tho Issue, and, Ilka a bull
terrier, was at his man with both
It seemed at llrst as though It would
ho a short light, for In the second
round Jeffries put the sailor to tho
ropes with n left on tho jaw and the
referee began to call off the seconds as
Sharkey kneeled on the floor. Dut
from tho third round on Sharkey, with
his vicious swings to tho ribs and tho
jaw, kept tho crowd on Its feet watting
for a knockout Jeffries stood tho ter
rlflo punishment, nnd with his cyo,
noso nnd ear split, came back just as
viciously In the last three rounds and
almost retrieved himself.
Then camo tho unfortunnto and un
satisfactory ending, Jcffrles's glove fly
ing oft", bringing tho fight to an end,
although tho crowd urged Sharkey to
rush In and end It. Thta ho tried to do,
hut Jeffries fought him back and
Hcfcrco Slier rushed to the rescue, it
was noticed" that Jeffries U8ed his
weight to tho best advantage, throw
ing himself all over tho sailor, but tho
latter did his share of tho hugging, too,
nnd both wero warned repeatedly.
Jeffries had behind him Billy Do
laney, Ernest Roeber, Tommy Ryan.
nnd his brother, Jack Jeffries. Shar
key was led to tho southwest corner by
Tom O'Rourko, and was attended by
Cicorgo Dixon, Morris Kelley and Tim
McGrath, O'Rourko superintending the
entlro proceedings. George Slier refe
recd. Jeffrlea weighed 212 pounds and
'Sharkey' 25 pounds loss, but the lat
ter looked to bo in better condition,
tho Callturnlnn being sallow nnd hav
ing staring eyes, nnd giving other evi
dences of not being In tho best condi
tion. They shook hnnds nnd shaped up
well. Jeffries landed several times but
wns generally over nnd under. On tho
other hand, tho sailor was wild, going
into the light with both hands swing
ing wildly, but ho did not land tho first
blow. Again in tho second round Shar
key was flopping around, nnd ho came
in for a nasty loft that rolled him over.
It lookod then ns though Sharkey was
clearly outclassed. O'Rourko, how
ever, gavo tho sailor a talking to, and,
to tho amazement of nil , Sharkey
swung on Jeffries' ribs nnd Jaw almost
nt will, and thero was wild applause.
As tho light went nlong round by round
tho sailor fought his way Into tho
hearts of thoso who marveled nt Jeff
rlos' capacity for punishment. The
Callfornlan crouched down low, and,
though his eyes blazed, ho smiled, gen
erally over at O'Rourke, who waa
coaching his man over the ropes.
Sharkey's vicious punches bogan to
tell, and at tho close of the seventh
It seemed as though Jeffries could'
hardly walk to his corner, nnd It
seemed certain thero would bo a new
champion. Sharkey's car was split
in tho eighth, unci It nuulo him like a
bull. Ho rushed, swinging lefts and
rights, nnd landed nearly all of them,
with Jeffries throwing himself ovor the
sailor. The Callfornluu pushed his
man oyer tho ropes nt every oppor
tunity, and somo of tho rounds rested
his great head on Sharkey's shoulders,
so much that he was hissed and Jeered.'
Jeffries landed a terrllic uppercut id
the 10th, and Sharkey's eyelid waa
split, but in tho 12th Sharkey got back
with a half-dozen left swings and a
straight right, nnd It was wonderful
that they did not end tho light; Jeffrlea
hueced tho sailor hard nnd shook his
head as he went to his corner. Every
round carried Sharkey acrosa the ring
nt the start, and he was ngnung mo
chamnlon all over the canvas.
In tho 16th Jeffries mado a bluff at
forcing, but Sharkey-was nt him again
like a bulldog, and swung high and
low and landed almost every tlmo ho
swung. The Callfornlan mado llttlo
effort to land. Ho preferred tho do
fonBlve, and he wns Minded. Sharkoy
too, was tiring fast, nnd they punched
and swung and staggered and clinched
nil around tho ring for tho next few
rounds. Tho crowd shrieked from the
sound of tho gong to tho close of each
round. Doth men wero covered with
blood, and Jeffries was bleeding from
tho nose, which Sharkey's savage
right had split.
Suddenly, In tho 22d round, Jeffries
seemed to take on now life. Just at
tho close of this round the champion
Bwung his right and loft on Shnrkoy's
Jaw, and almost took him off his feet.
Ho reeled, and tho gong saved him.
Ho camo back hard, however, in tho
next, but Jeffries had the better of It,
putting in two right uppcrcuta. Jeff
ries' frlenda howled themselves honrso,
while Sharkey's urged htm with loud
cries to go in hard and rough It Ho
threw down his terrier-like head, nnd,
though his strength was fast leaving
him, ho had Jeffries guessing until the
gong sounded. No ono could say who
would get In tho knockout blow, nnd
neither seemed to bo able to put forco
enough into the blow to drop tho
In tho midst of tho 25th round, near
ly ono mtnuto beforo tho close, Jeffries'
glove flow ncross tho rtng, and Slier
ran to help him on with it. Sharkey
held back until his friends yelled at
him not to stop, and It waa a three
cornered fight for n fow minutes. Tho
roferee got Jeffrlea' glovo and tried to
draw it on. This was a difficult thing
to do, and then Sharkey rushed. Jeff
ries throw up his gldved nnd ungloved
hand ,and with 'the former uppercut
Shnrkey. Sltor rnn between them nnd
made a second attempt to assist Jeff
ries. Tho sailor wafted n moment, but,
wildly excited by tho shrloks of the
spectators, ho rushed ngaln. Slier
dragged Jeffries nway and the gong
rang. Tho reforco pointed to Jeffries'
corner, nnd his seconds nnd friends
Tho mnjorlty of thoso at the rlngsldo
hardly thought Sharkey would get
worso than a draw , for tho sailor
fought furiously, was always after his
man with good judgment, nnd out
pointed tho champion. On tho other
hand, Jeffries, whllo ho had tho better,
by long odds, of tho last three rounds.
did very llttlo leading In tho other 22.
nnd when ho led ho was cither too high
or too low, getting In but a few good
punches. . The decision was not an
nounced from tho ring, or, If It wns,
few beard It, nnd n great mob surged
around for several minutes, yelling nnd
shouting for tho victor and vanquish
ed. TRIPARTITE IS DISSOLVED
Chlcngo, Nov. 4. A special to tho
Chronicle from Washington, nays:
The United States, Great Rrltnln nnd
Germany decided today to dissolve tho
trlpartlto agreement by which these
three powers control the Samoan Is
lands. Tho United States has, by this
decision, been gunrantced tho posses
sion of Tutull Island' and Pago-1'ago.
Tho disposition of tho remaining Is
land by Great Britain nnd Germany is
a matter still pendjnfi
Tho decision j;o dissolve tho three
power compacf ras reached today, nt, n
joint meeting at tlitTBtale 'Department
of Assistant Secretary of State Hill,
Unron von Schwartzensteln, German
chnrgo d'affaires, and Mr. Tower, Brit
ish chargo d'affaires.
The Mikado Good Ah Bvci.
There was not tho usual laigc crowd
at tho opera last evening, although tho
Mlkndu wns very well rendered nnd
pleased tho3e present.
For tho first tlmo tho chorus was not
at its best, thero seeming to bo n lack
of familiarity with tho words and mo
tions, somo of tho Jups not having tho
truly nrtlcs3 Japanese sway about
Tho three llttlo maids by Misses
Stanton, Andrews nnd Howard wero ns
pleasing as could bo and tho appear
ance of MIbs McNeill ns Katlsha was
very flno Indeed.
Tho scenic effects wero very flno and
On Thursday night II Trovntore will
be presented nnd.n largo house is as
sured by tho advanco salo of scats,
which has been very heavy.
Out' For a Practice March.
Tho thrco battalions of tho 39th In
fantry that arrived on tho transports
Pennsylvania and Olympla, this morn
ing, wero immediately upon their ar
rival, taken out in light marching or
der for n practlco march. Thoy will
return to their ships this afternoon
and tomorrow morning will march out
to Walkikl for n swim.
Forecast of Elections.
Tho forecast of the State elections
as given by tho Portland Oregonlan of
Nov,"4 Is" that Ohlo'and Kentucky nro
doubtful, Republicans euro' of J Massa
chusetts and Iowa: Nebraska doubtful:
both sides claim Maryland; possible
reduction of New York; Republican
majority In tho Legislature; a close
call for Phelan lu San Francisco.
Christmas Presents by Mail.
President McKlnley bos issued a pro
clamation that Christmas gifts for tho
men on duty in the new possessions
may bo sent through tho malls, sub
ject only to tho domeatlo postal regula
tions of tho United States.
Important Land Transaction.
A deed from M. Hammond-Greene to
tho Trustees of Oahu Collego of 3 8-10
acres of land on Mlllor strcot, for tho
sum of C5',000, has been recorded. .'
Dr .Posey, specialist for Eyo, Ear,
Throat and Noso diseases and Catarrh.
HONOLULU, H. I., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 35,
LADYSM1TH IS SURROUNDED
Boers Have Gen. White Cornered Id UIs
Probable That White Can Hold Out Till Buller
Arrives- Rumors of Capitulation Are Hot
London, Nov. 4. Tho War Offlco has
Issued tho following announcement:
"Tho colonial offlco has received" In
formation to tho effect that tho Drltlsh
troopa have withdrawn from Colcnso
and have ppneentratod further south,
but wo have no news of any engage
ment In that neighborhood."
Tho evacuation of Colenso is un
doubtedly n most serious matter for
the Drltlsh In Nntnl, ns It not only tes
tifies to thu complete Investment of
Lndysmllh by the Doers, but makes re
lief of General Sir Gcorgo Stewart
Will to nn extremely difficult opcrntlon.
Colcnso Is tho point whoro tho railway
from Lndysmllh crosses tho Tugela
rlvor, which is now In Hood. Tho town
Itself is of small Importance. It Is
dominated by tho hills on the north
side of tho river, nnd so was untenable
It the Doers have ndvnnccd, na they
seem to have done. Moreover, only a
small naval nnd colonial force wns sta
tioned at Colenso.
Tho seriousness of tho evacuation,
however, Ilea In tho fact that Comman
dant General Joubcrt, whllo completely
Investing Sir Georgo Whlto nt Lady
smith, can seize this Tugcln bridge,
and. If ho has sufficient troops, can de
tach n forco nnd send it southward on
Pletcrmarltzburg, nnd, In any case, by
destroying the brldgo and railway, can
prevent any relief expedition reaching
Sir Gcorgo Whlto for some tlmo.
MIHtnry men opi'-Mstlcally predict
that General Jouberi Ml withdraw
from Natal Immediate) Sir Redvers
Dullcr's foieo enters tho O ran go Freo
State, hut tho latter cannot bo far on
hia way ,for nt least threo or four
weeks, and oven then General Joubcrt
may not decide to intercept tho Drltlsh
on tho Freo State's open veldt, which
would suit the Drltlsh admirably, but
he may wait until tho Inst moment, and
then proceed by trnln back to Pretoria
and take up strong defensive positions
on tho rnngo of hills lying In front of
Johannesburg nnd Pretoria. Thus
General Joubcrt might remain In Na
tal several weeks longer endeavoring
to forco Sir Georgo Whlto 'into capi
tulation, tho destruction of tho Tugela
river brldgo helping him In cutting off
.Moreover, another Doer forco Is ro-1
ported to liavo marched through Zulu
land In tho direction of Durbnn nnd
nltcady to havo reached tho Natal
frontier. Thus, It will bo seen tho posi
tion lu Natal, taking Into considera
tion a posslblo uprising of tho disaf
fected Dutch, Is very disquieting, and,
lu fact, may bo described as critical.
Drltlsh reinforcements lu any event
cannot reach Durban before tho end of
Tho news that Colenso ha3 been ova
cunted la arousing fear that tho Contin
ental statements of tho second serious
defeat of General Whlto may provo
true. It lu a significant fact that the
war ofllco does not say when Colenso
was evacuated. The statement which
emanated Thursday from Dr. Leyds,
diplomatic representative of tho Trans
vaal, who Is located nt Drussols, that
the Doors occupied Colenso was possib
ly true. Thero la much apprehension
that tho war ofllco la impressing bad
Won't Discuss Defeat.
Capo Town, Nov. 2. (Delayed In
transmission). A dispatch from Pre
toria, under data of Tuesday, Bays Col.
Moelly, who commanded tho Drltlsh
hussars captured by tho Doers, de
clined, on being interviewed, to glvo
tho details of tho misfortune but prais
ed tho treatment ho and his men had
received at tho hands of tho Doers.
The British prisoners were playing
football at tho tlmo their commander
was interviewed. Their officers aro
anxious to bo exchanged.
Among tho papers found at Dundee,
nccordlng to tho Pretoria dispatch, was
a congratulatory telegram from Lady
Symons to her husband. Commandant
General Joubert sent tho message- to
Ladysmlth. General Symon was burl
ed with the fullest honors.
Artillery Duel With Boers.
London. Nov. 4. A dispatch from
ladysmlth, dntcd November 2, morn
"During tho night tho Doers moved
near tho Drltlsh position nnd mounted
guns In fresh places. Meanwhile tho
naval guns havo been moved to more
favorablo positions, ncaror tho town,
und commanding somo of tho Doer bat
teries. At 0 o'clock this morning Gen
eral Whlto ordered tho bombardment
of tho enemy, and tho blue-Jackets
opened tho ball. Tho Doers replied
vigorously. They fired straight, and
somo of tho Drltlsh wero hit. A tor
rlblo nrtlllcry duel has been proceed
inc for over threo hours. So far tho
naval guns nro the only ones that havo
engaged tho enemy."
Another special dispatch from Lady
smlth, bearing dato of November 2,
"Tlia nrtllldl-V llltnt 1. nrn.in.lln
Bplcndldly. The Drltlsh guns nro fir
ing thrco shots to tho Doers' ono."
Engagement Near Klmbcrlcy.
London, Nov. 4. The Klmbcrlcy cor-
rAanittilrMi n I. . f,ll rn
.l...,i.ui iiiu vauy mail, in n UI8-
patch, filed November 1, and forwarded
by way of Orange river, says:
"The ODora nrn ntttl In fni-nn In M,l-
vicinity. Saturday evening our pa
trol wns fired on In thcnelghborhood of
tho Wcaselton mine, tho enemy expend
ing u iiuanuiy or ammunition ineffec
tually, however, owing to the long
range. j vrce ainio uurghcr with a
DaHS from Mi- pnomv Ima t.i.ii"i,t oaa
oxen Into the town. Tho enemy Is re
ported to havo thrco sclgo guns In po-
niiioii ut unpuaniionicin, lour miles
Wounded at Cape Town.
Cape Town, Nov. 'Delayed. In
transmission). Tho 'Arrival of the
Drltlsh wounded from Ladysmlth, by
way of Durban, last ovcnlng, created n
scene of popular enthusiasm on tho
pnrt of a largo crowd that had assem
bled to witness the landing. As tho
poor fellowa wero brought ashore tho
crowd cheered nnd King "Rulo Drlttnn-
la" and Hod S.-lVn Mm KnMlnra nf l,n
Queen." All of the wounded men w5ro
ueneuuru oy uieir voyngo from Dur
ban nnd nro doing well.
A bntch of Doer wounded was landed
this morning. No' demonstration waa
Explosion at Cqlcsburg Bridge.
Colesburg, Nov .1. (Delayed In
transmission). An explosion was
heard this afternoon In tho direction
of tho Calesburir lirlilirn. nml If la nun.
posed tho Doers havo destroyed tho
HILO CUSTOM HOUSE
AND POST OFFICE
There was n long meeting of the
Cabinet this forenoon for tho discus
sion of vnrlous'mnttei-B of Importance.
Petitions from Illlo people regarding
tho slto for tho postotflco -und custom
house wero read. It was voted that
these ofllccs bo elected on tho slto
where tho prcbent postofllco stands and
that tho present post ofllco bo continu
ed until tho now ono Is completed.
F. C. Corcra wns granted n light wlno
nnd beer license for Pain ,Maul.
Applications from N. P. Hnzelton
nnd D. A. Dowsett for light wlno nnd
beer licenses for UiIh islnnd wero laid
on tho table.
Thouiroposttlon of tho Bishop Us
tato for tho establishment or i( pump
ing station near thu tramway's tormt
iius was considered. It was decided to
purchnso tho. slto from tho Dlshop i:s
tate without tho right of way, provid
ing provision can bo made for tho de
livery of coal by a siding from tho 0.
H. & L. tracks. Tho sale must include
nn aero on tho Pnlama rldgo ns a reser
voir nnd tho right of way for u plpo
lino to tho reservoir.
Tho Minister of tho Interior wns ad
vised to delay action In regard to tho
Lahalnn Wnter Works until receiving
further Instructions from tho Cabinet.
This waa thought best on account of
tho peculiar condition of tho title to
the wnter at Lnhalnaluna.
TOM QUINN'S HACK SMASHED.
Tom Qulnn's hack of 290 Btnnd, la a
wreck. Ills horso ran nway from Nol
to's this forenoon, ran up Fort street
nt a tcrrllc rate, took a wheel off Mr.
Delscr's ilg nt R O. Hall's corner, and
run over to tho hau trco outside Mc
In tyre's store on King strcot. Tho
hack was swept into tho sldownlk nnd
badly smashed and tho horse wns
thrown on his head, Ho struggled for
a second and then, to the astonishment
of all, got up nnd kept on going with
out n stitch of harness on him.
The astonishing part of tho whole
thing Is that when tho hack ran into
Mr. Dclser's rig tho horso attnehed
did not oven move, but took tho whole
thing in a very quiet manner.
Manila, Nov. 2. Aguinaldo has Is
sued a proclamation announcing that
tho American Congress will meet lu
December to decldo wbothor tho "Impe
rialistic policy" and "till! bloody
work" aro to bo continued. Ho exhorts
his soldiers to conduct-, themselves so
that Congress will consider them wor
thy of Independence, and requests the
priests to abstain from politics and to
redeem tho church from tho bad namo
tho misdeeds of tho friars havo given
A crisis in tho Filipino Cabinet Is
predicted as a result of tho resigna
tions of Paterno and Ducncamino, two
Filipino leaders who havo lost the con
fidence of tho rabid revolutionists.
To Retain Philippines.
Now York, Nov. 4. A special to tho
Herald from Washington says: It was
unanimously ngreed nt tho meeting of
the Cabinet Friday to urgo upon Con
gress tho immedlato passago of a Joint
resolution declaring It to be tho In
tention or this Government to retain
tho Philippine islands, to suppress in
surrection and to grant tho broadest
kind of local self-government to the
Inhabitants of tho Islands under such
form of United States civil government
ns may be expedlnt.
PENNSYLVANIA AND OLYMPIA
Two Army Transports That Arrived
from Portland Today.
Whole of 39ili aod Two Companies of 45th
Brought by Transports -Rough Yoyige
Down Officers, Etc.
Tho XI. S. A. transports Pennsylvania
and 6lympia came in to port thla
morning nt 9:30. They both left Port
Wind November 3d, and?cxperlenccd
very rough weather until the last cou
pto ofjdai'B. '
The men on both ships aro In good
health anil are as flno a body of men
na over started for Manila. Lnto news
wna received at Astoria, tho pilot boat
bringing on board papers of Nov. 4
Tho Pennsylvania, nlthough starting
four hours later than tho Olympla, nr
rlvcd first and has on board 1009 men
nnd 34 olflcers, being tho First nnd
Second Dattallons of tho 39th Infantry,
U. S. V.
There Is also a fine band on board,
and as tho oPnusylvanln camo Into tho
Oceanic dock It played several good
Amcilcan nlrs thnt brought forth con
siderable npplaURo from tho specta
tors. Tho officers on board arc, Colonel
Dullard, commanding officer; Majors
Duncan, Scott and Wales; Captains
Winston, Tnylor, Hlnton, Gaines,
Hnrdmnn, McMnnus, Cnughoy, Krcgcr,
Thorbum, Durt, Daker. Lieutenants
Trent, Courtney, Doyer, Petite. Apple,
Cobb, Cromwell, Dowdlo, Stevens,
Wnugh. Pusco, Klnzlc, White, Wll
lains, Dillon .Merklln, Vlckcrs nnd
Frank. Lieutenant Lntibach Is Trans
Tho ship's ofllccrs urc: Captain,
Droomhead, First Officer Strouslnnd,
Second Ofllcer Arey, Third Officer
SweiiHon, Fourth Ofllcer Rccb, Dnglnecr
McDonald, Steward Dlacklock and Dr.
C. W. Green.
Tho Olympla Is nt tho Pacific Mnll
dock und camo into harbor half nn
hour Inter than tho Pennsylvania.
Thero nro C99 men nnd lf oftlceru
aboard her, holng of tho Third Dnt
tnllon of tho 39th Infantry and two
companies of tho 4Cth Infantry. After
such n rough vuyago tho men wero glad
to see land once moio and expressed
their delight In ways peculiar to tho
Tho military otfceruiou lxwrd are:
Major Parker, Captains Willis, Woo
rlck, Richardson, Greene, ""Long, Sur
geon Norman, Lieutenants Maloncy,
Walsh, IM win ds, Cook, Lawson, Arton,
Coxe, Smith nnd Surgeon Iluson. Llout.
Covell Is Quartermaster of tho trans
port. Tho ship's officers are; Captain Trow
bridge, First Officer Groves, Second
Olllccr HardgrnvcH, Third Ofllcer Dat
tyo, Fourth Officer Daniels, Engineer
O. Daniel, Purser MluJIcs, Surgeon
Thompson nnd Steward Hayburn.
U. S. A. TRANSPORT SIAM
Tho U ,S .A. T. Slain came Into port
this morning ut C o'clock.
Tho Dullctln Is Indebted to Assistant
Qunrtprmnster Tnylor of this city, for
the following report of tho Slam's
Tho United States animal transport
Slam, carrying U. S. mnll, left Manila
October 20th for Honolulu, experienc
ing strong head winds throughout tho
entire voyngo across tho Pacific, mak
ing tho voyngo considerably longer
than was expected. Slnco tho Slam was
In Honolulu n now captain has assum
ed chargo of tho vessel, vice Relclch,
who has returned to Austria. Tho per
sonnel of tho ship Is at present: Cap
tain Antonio Valentin, First Officer
Xlgga, Second Ofllcer Stcpanovlch, Dr.
Lyman Dlshop, United States Veteri
nary Birr gcon; nnd Albert P. Taylor,
who returns to Honolulu having serv
ed na quartermaster's clerk during tho
voyago to Manila and return.
Two hundred miles out of Manlla.'tho
Slam sighted ono of tho now Govern
ment cargo lighters purchased in
HAMILTON, BROWN SHOE CO.'S
For Salo by Manufacturers' Shoe
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tj McCully Premises Sold.
g rt nonoiuiu syndicate has pur
5 chased the McCully property of
about a hundred and forty acres ce
low King street In the vicinity of
the home'of J. A. Cummins. The
purchase price has not et been dls
Some Interesting faUs will pro
bablv come before th Mm,M,,i,.
j public regardlns this property with
in uie next lew months. It Is cer
tain that these McCully premises
will make fine residence sites when
filled In ns required by the govern
ment. They will have !- fu
l a i r-Ayua.,!
fej arrJ whemthe ponds tire filleJ-nrKpl
Ik the boulevard connecting Klne by a
K dividing line to a point nr.irth
g park la established, there will be re4
-"uence sues oi me nnest kind ready
for the many people now looking
g for residence sites.
Hongkong, which got adrift from its
tow In tho Chlnn Sea during tho ty
phoon of October 1st ;no nttompt was
mado to Balvngo tho boat as It was ly
ing directly In tho courso of stcnmcrH
en route to 'Manila. On November 1st,
two transports westward bound, wcru
sighted, nnd on November 8th, two
others were sighted, ono being tho Tar
tar, which latter vessel hoisted the
"All Well" slgnnl.
Tho entlro firemen's crew is com
posed of nntlvo Filipinos, somewhnt of
a novelty In shipping circles: they
havo proven splendid, faithful work
ers, nnd subject themselves to tho
ship's dlsclplluo cheerfully. On tho
mnldcn trip 6f tho Slnm to Mnnlln, af
ter leaving Honolulu, nnd during tho
most critical moment of tho battle
with tho typhoon, which destroyed
nearly all tho animals aboard, tho ori
ginal flro crow refused to go below to
the Htolco hold. Captain O'Noll, tho
army quartermaster, was confronted by
ciicumstnnces which warranted taking
decisive und determined action. With
out hesitation ho overpowered and se
curely fastened tho ringleader, threat
ening to tlo him up by tho thumbs to
tho rigging. Ho proceeded to carry out
his action when thu firemen gavo up
und the crew returned to their work.
Tho Slam bears fow of tho marks of.
her terrible experience In tho typhoon;
'the wreckage nnd dead animals wero
thrown overboard .before, nrrlvnl at
Manila: tho smashed llfohoats .dispos
ed of, 8tnnch'lunH,i'cpIncc(I,'tho inside of
tho ship has been repainted, nnd
every portion restored na far na prac
ticable. In this typhoon 3C5 horses
and mules uero Instantly killed, or
soon after died of their tcrrlblo Injur
ies, six had to bo shot to end their
sufferings, when tho ship lurched from
sldo to side dipping wnter over tho
brldgo at each roll. Tho stanchions
nnd stalls gave way, tho animals
plunged from ono bIiIo to tho other,
und tho men had to bo called to places
of safety to savo their lives. It was
an experience which nono on board will
over forget, Inasmuch ns at ono porlod
of tho storm (on the morning of Oc
tober 2d), It wns feared she would not
weather tho gnlo, ns sho refused to
answer her holm, plunging heavily at
tho mercy of tho gale. It wns terrlblo.
rolling and pitching which shot tho
animals out of their stalls, mangling
and tearing their flesh until death re
llovcd them. Tho captain of tho whip
nnd his two officers never left tho
bridge throughout tho storm, prefcr
lng to remain steadfastly at their
posts until tho danger was over.
When tho news of tho disaster was
brought to General Otla, ho shook his
head sadly and said it was n terrlblo
blow to tho transportation department
of tho army as they had been depend
ing upon tho animals to assist In tho
opening of the fall campaign.
Jx)ndon, Nov. 3, 9:15 a. m. Tho War
Ofllco lias Just reclved a cablegram an
nouncing ' that communication with
Lad) smith has been restored and that
messages from that place nro now com
Co., Fort St., Sign ol the Big Shoe. , ' " ' v
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