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THE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, B. I., NOVEMBER 25, 1899.
Great Boom in
A Steamer's Exciting
Race for Life
Che Vint American Via? Sailed Oyer Manila,
Reduced from an Illwtration La " On to Manila."
Flat; Ideutcntant Brumby of Admiral Jewej'3 Ftafl" and lil Flde-UalaluK
Varty on the Batllrti i.u of Old M-allu.
Ke-dravm from au Muslin. .ou iu "Ou to Manila."
m I T "TTfa2Tt'1a 5TflVy tfTfWff wTrMlPi
The Departure of the First Fleet of Transports.
XcproUuccd frost as lUiulraUan la "On to Manila."
Balalac "Old Olorj" a Fort Santa Oka, Iadrpne ItUad.
XryroJuced bam M UlinUtla W "'6a lUnUs"'
New York, Nov. 16. Tho seventh an
nual convention ot the Society ot Na
val Architects and Mining Engineers
began hero today. In tho absence of
President C. A. drlscom, Rear Admiral
P. N. Dunce, U. S. N., retired, called
tho convention to order. A large num
ber of engineers were present. In tho
preliminary business transacted, Hear
Admiral Sampson1 xtnt elected fltst
vlco president, mado vacant by tho
death of William II. Wobli, and V. I.
Ilabcock wns elected to succeed Ad
miral Sampson In the council.
Tho annual nddrcs'j of President
Grlscom was read by a inembur. In
part Mr. drlscom said- 'Tho society
will undoubtedly Join mo In congratu
lation to ono of Its members upon the
masterful skill Bbown In tho dcslngn of
a certain yacht, whoso record In the In
ternational races Induced mo to charac
terize this as' the Columbia pear for
naval architects. Yet, tho lnmedlato
prospect of another challcngo makes It
necessary to caution you that all your
energies aro still required to meet cer
tain conditions still adverso to the
shtp-bulldlng Interests of our country.
"What may bo tho political, moral or
constitutional aspects of a policy of ex
pansion, It Is not without advantages to
shipbuilders. Tho largo number of ves
sels purchased by tho Government last
year for tho uso of tho army and tho
navy, together with tho Increasing uso
of steam vessels in tho coasting trade,
hove produced tho greatest activity ev
or seen In our coast yards, both on the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
"Tho proportions of our export and
Import trndo now carried in American
bottoms Is too small to be mentioned
and last year was smaller than over be
fore. To mnko this percentage a re
spectable ono would require ten times
tho number of American shipyards
working at full tlmo for a number of
years. Whilo wo havo tho materials,
the tools and tho mechanics, tho suc
ccssfu lbulldlng of a modern vessel
from a commercial point Is In reality a
triumph of organization of tho multi
tude of diversified trades which It In
cludes. This stago Is yet to bo reached
and can only bo attained by systematic
production. Production depends upon
a market and upon traders who see a
profit to bo mado In shtpownlng under
tho lnws ot tho United States.
Chicago, Nov. lit. Tlw Eicomer
Coneitoga ot the Anchor llun this
morning mado i gallant race, m tho
result of which depended tho lives of
The Bteamboit, hound Into Chicago
from Buffalo, In tho denso fog that
hung over Lake Michigan, ran Into
tho half-way crib a lullo and half out
from tho harbor entrance, and a great
holo was stove In tho bow. A panic
seized tho crow as tho ship began to
All, and there was n disposition to rush
for tno uonts. llut tho captain gavo
orders to turn on all steam and make
a quick run for the harbor. Ho com
manded tho men to stand at their
Tho Concstoga settled fast nnd her
speed was greatly diminished boforo
lialf tho distance, to tho piers at tho
mouth of tho harbor had been travers
ed. Everybody Bhowcd tho feverish
eagerness of men who wero lighting
against death. A fow hundred yards
from tho cntranco It looked as if tho
boats would havo to bo resorted to af
ter all. As tho mouth of tho harbor
was gatnod, floods of water poured In
to tho flro hold, drovo tho stokers up
tho ladders to tho deck and extinguish
ed the Arcs under tho boilers. But the
vessel wns then dragging on tho bot
tom, and tho fears of going down In
deep water was replaced by apprehen
sions that tho boilers might oxplodc.
Fortunately tho water cooled tho hon
ors gradually and tho Concstoga camo
to a stop as her keel rubbed hard In
tho mud. Tho water did not reach tho
upper deck, so tho crew was safe.
Tho steamer was loaded at Buffalo
and carried freight from eastern points.
It Is thought that tho loss In tho cargo
alone will bo in tho neighborhood of
The Concstoga lies easily In twenty
three feet of water, nnd unless n eo
vero storm nrlscs will probably bo sav
ed. Sho carried a heavy deck load, and
this Is practically undamaged. Divers
were put to work today repairing tho
holo In her bow.
An Elaborate History of the Philippine
m Bta te'Bte' te4Ba WdKi IttiWm Tm
On To Hani
PORTO RICO SHAPE ALTERED
New York, Nov. 14. A special to tho
Times from Washington says:
Ono of tho most curious results of tho
annexation ot Porto Mco will bo an al
teration In tho shapo of tho island as
It Is known to tho world.
Tho const survey Is now at work find
ing out what tho real shapo of Porto
Rico is, and it has already learned
enough to show that tho old Spanish
surveys aro not only unreliable nnd
worthless butthnt they give a positive
ly falso Impression ot tho formation ot
Porto Rico has always had a strnngo
ly regular shapo on tho maps. Is
lands tnko nil sorts of shapes, but It Is
unusual to 11ml ono In tho shapo of a
clrclo or a squaro. But Porto Rico has
been of an oblong shapo, looking al
most us exact and prcclso as a child's
building block. It has looked as If tho
sea, disgusted with tho queer shapes
assumed by Islands, had determined
to throw above Its sin fnco at least one
Island ns uvea In contour as n cigar
box, Just to show that It could bo done.
Tho coast survey la beginning to find
out that Porto Rico has Irregularities
and considerable ones, Ulco nil other Is
lands. At tho eastern end, which the
Spanish Biirvoys mnko as sharp ns tho
odgo of n boaid, there Is really n long
northwestern slant Into tho ocenn.
This will mako tho Island bigger than
lias been supposed, unless, ns Is quite
probable, tho coast survey has to gougo
a big holo In tho southeastern end of
tho Island, corresponding to tho rlso to
No ono can toll what shapo Porto
Rico will bo when It Is Anally survey
ed ns an American possession ,but It
seems ccrtnln that It will not bo tho in
sular freak It has appeared on tho
CONGRESSMAN SETTLE DEAD.
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 10. Evan J.
Scttio, tho Democratic Congressman
from tho Sovonth Kentucky District,
died suddenly lit Owenton, ot heart dla
caso at C o'clock this evening. Con
giessmnn Scttio was u truo' Souther
ner, both by birth and education. Ho
wnH boin In Frankfort. Ky., and had
ho lived until tho lirat day of noxt
month would hme been 51 years old.
At tho last Congressional olcctlon ho
succeeded to tho acat hold by WV C. Pt
UrcckenridgC; , ( ,
Stramrera consult The Bulletin's
' ad vertisege columns ..
Sprockets AgntnKt Expnnnlc
Chicago, Nov. 17. John D. Sprcck
cls of San Francisco, a member of tho
Republican National Commlttco, pass
ed through Chicago last night on his
way cast. Mr. Sprockets will attend
the meeting ot the National Commlttco
at Washington, D, C, Dec. 14.
"I nm an antl-oxpanslonlst," said ho,
"and as I camo through tho great prai
ries ot tho west on this trip I could
not help but think of tho great good
that might havo been done In our own
country with tho monoy which wo aro
now spending to maintain tho army in
"If that money had been spent In Ir
rigating tho western countries I bo
Hovo tho United States would havo
reaped greater beneflts from It than It
will by 'tho retention of tho Philip
pines." Mr. Spreckels thought It was very
probablo that tho Natlonnl Commlttco
would select Chicago as tho placo for
holding tho noxt National Convention.
of the Examiner-Journal,
Who tells of the achievements secured by our American Arms In tba
Orient, from the time when Admiral Dewey made his historic entrarm
into Manila Bay to the present.
The work consists of fifty-sixty octavo pages with eightjMw
superb illustrations from photographs and a series of pen sketch! b
Pierre N. Boerlngtr, the War Artist who accompanied America's Be
SPECIAL FEATURES OF "ON TO MANILA'
From a Burning Steamer.
Southampton, Nov. 1C Tho passen
gers of tho Hamburg-American line
Bteamcr Patrla, w ho wero rescued from
that vessel yesterdny, It having taken
Aro at sea, spent tho night at South
ampton, nwnltlng tho arrival ot tho
Knlsor Frlcderlcii. Four of tho passen
gers wero loft at Dover. Ono of them,
a man named l)u Place, It Is believed,
will dlo because of his tcrriblo experi
It now seems probablo that tho Pn-
trla will at least bo partly saved. What
caused tho Aro Is still a mystery, but It
is asserted that tho fact that tho steam
er was on flro wns withheld from tho
passengers for Bonio tlmo, Captain Fro
hllch appaiently wishing to It possible
tnko his ship to Hamburg without
YACHT SHAMROCK SIGHTED.
Glasgow, Nov. 17. Sir Thomas Up
ton's racing yacht Shamrock, which
left Now York, November 2, Is report
ed to havo been sighted nnd 1b expect
ed to reach tho Clydo on Sunday. Sho
experienced heavy weather. Tho yacht
will winter at Garoloch.'
Our artist, Ar. W. Y. Itow,
is now engaged on a commis
sion to color 30a Lantern Slides
of Hawaiian subjects. These
slides, when 'completed, will
comprise nearly everything ot
interest mat nawan nas to
show, and will form a very
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A complete roster of the Oregon, California, Washington and lih
Volunteers, with a death list compiled and revised to Miy 25th.
A Departmentdevoted to the movement of California's reglmtal
from the time it sailed from San Francisco to the present.
Portraits of California's Commanders and California's Ofiieeri
taken in Manila.
Groups of California's Companies taken while on duty in Manila.
Authentic Maps showing the movements of our Army in the Ishiil
photographs showing the Akm1m
barracks, and in action agxlart tint
An immense Panoramic View of the
Mlustrations produced from
troops in the field, in camp, in
Spaniards and the Filipinos.
A detailed story of the two camraiens written by an autlur
having been detailed as a special War Correspondent to aXDy
Admiral Dewey's Fleet and the Eighth Army Corps, is specially tiiii t
to describe the stirring events which befell cur "Boys in BIup" it tciM
far-away Islands of 'the Orient.
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