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RIO DE JANEIRO
FINDS HER GRAVE
San Francisco, Feb. 22, 190L
Just as dawn's coming tinged the
eastern sky yesterday morning, tho
treacherous fog vpll, which had lain
heavily over tho entrance of San Fran
cisco bay slncothn noon before, lifted
In fahe promise of a clear morning,
and the great Pacific Mall steamship
Illo do Janeiro, full-freighted with hu
man souls, was lured'to sudden rulu on
the sunken rocks Just at the entrance
of -the Golden Gate.
Ten minutes later the 'swirling wa-
ters had closed over the vessel and
'she had sunk thirty fathoms below life
surface of the bay, carrying with her
at least 12S of the 21 0 people known to
have been on board! It there were
more It will be known only on that day
when the sea glvg up Its dead. Of
the thirty-three cabin passengers elev
en wefo saved; of the .European, steer
age passengers three out of sixteen
were s'aWd; of the thirty-two white
officers nnd crew twelve were sawd;
of eighty-three Chinese crew iortyone
were saved; of tho forty-six In the
Asiatic steerage fifteen were saved.
At noon Thursday the Illo do Janeiro
then two days overdue, dropped anchor
four miles outside the Heads and wait
ed for the dense fog to lift and give her,
a fair run Into the harbor. Toward'
'evening there was a slight clearing of
- the sky and the vessel steamed In
close to Polrt Lobos, where the in
chored again because of the thicken
ing weather. All night she lay while
her bell tolled a warning to other cs
scls that might be working their way
toward the Oolden Gate. At 4 o'clock
yesterday morning the fog .lifted and
the stars and the, bright lights onrthe
headlands gave premise of a quick run
to harbor. At 4:30 the. anchor was
raised aud the big vessel steamed slow
ly against 'the strong tide, passing
Point I.obos. Land's End and tho Mile.
Hock on up toword Foil Point, when,
as suddenly as It had llffed, the fog
came down and wrapped sea, sky and
land In an Impenetrable veil.
At 5:23, as alio was drifting almost l
aimlessly the steomcr struck with her,,,. ,,, , )h , ,,, ,, , ,,,
starboard bow on hidden rocks, then
slowly settled back and slid 9ft Into
deep water, which closed over her top
most point, and now lies bo well hid
den that notwithstanding tho search
continued all day by hundreds of boats
her location remains ono of tho myster
ies of the Gate, as does the exact place
wheie she met her destruction.
Captain Fred Jordan, better known
among 'his fellow pilots and sea cap
tains as "Little Jordan," who has long
borne the reputation os being the, luck
iest pltot.on tho bay, was on the bridge,
but with the enveloping fog and tho
strong ebb tide fortune forsook him
and he lost his bearings. Exactly where
the ship struck Jordan does not know.
Ho thinks It was on Fort Point ledge,
but It was all over so quickly that ho
had little time to thlrk before he
found himself In the water clinging to
a plank In company with one of tho
Tho first Information to reach shore
was when a frightened Italian fisher
man, who could scarcely tell his story,
rushed into the linkers Reach Life,
saving Station and announced that a
big ship had sunk in tho bay. The
word was passed along to other sta
tions, and soon the rescuing boats shot
from the shore to help those who might
be found struggling In tho water. Lit
tle, could bo dono, however, on account
of the darkness and the heavy fog
Nor Your Wife
Will be thoroughly satisfied
until you live In your own
Btsldes Its being less expen
lve, vru will ajso stand hlfiher
in the regard ot both your
neighbors and yourself,
We can help you to work
the plan out successfully.
McClellen, Pond & Co.,
Tel, Mnln 00.
(which, still hung cloc to the water. No
sound c.ime to the searchers and not n
cry tor help was heard by the nnxlcus
ones who wero striving to render ns
slstanc(t The suction of the sinking
vessel had by this time illenced those
who were In the water; while those who
had secured pfaces on wreckage were
too much exhausted to call for aid.
As daylight drew on the fog lifted
and ihen tho search was renewed and
continued until nightfall, but tho re
sults wero' meager Twenty-seven
whites and fifty-six Chinese were
brought ashore alive out of the 210 who
had expected; to greet thelrtwelcomlng
f I lends at the 'wharf yesterday morn
ing. Small 'bits of broken planking
strewed the vicinity otitic wreck and
floated with the'changlng- tide. Heav
ing a grewsomo trail fiom Land's End
up through Raccoon straits to the Ber
Mall bags rose from tho Jagged hole
In the ship's Bide and were tempting
baits for those ghouls who always flock
to the sccno of disaster. Two of the
bags which bore the tag "registered"
wore cut open and rilled of their con
tents. Whitehall, gasoline fishing
launches, small sloops and smacks
hovcied about the scene all day long.
Several large pieces of the cabin and
a number of doors and some carpets of
the Ill-fated vessel were brought in
But out of the Immense cargo of silks
opium and other merchandise, valued,
It is said, at a million and a halt dol
lars, probably not $100 worth reached
' The first news of the disaster reached
tho Merchants' Exchange through a
telephone messaga from M. J. Fitzger
ald, marine reporter of the Exchange
at Mcl-rgs" wharf. Fitzgerald was
Standing on the edge of the wharf,
peering Into the fog for somo trace of
tho overdue China steamer, when, at
7:40 o'clock, he was startled to see n
boatload of thinly clad people np-
nrn.iehlnnr thn tlnrlc. fn n mnmpnt tho
,,, nMllB Ktpampr ... ,,, nn
truth dawned upon Fitzgerald that the
Rio htd been wrecked. The tidings
was flashed up town, and soon tho
whole elty knew that tho big Pacific
M. II liner hod gone to the bottom wt'h
scores upon scores of human beings.
Tho telephono offlco was swamped
with calif as anxious relatives and
frier (Is endeavored to get somo knowl
edge of tho fate of their loved ones.
This Information becoming Inadequate,
tho streets were filled with throngs
who hurried to Mclggs' wharf and oth
er points where It was thought news
might be obtained.
Thousands flocked to the bluffs over
looking the scene of tho wreck, where
tho moibld crowd stood all day long
loklng down at the boats In tho bay.
Other hundreds patrolled tho beach
from Harbor View to Point San Pedro,
twelve ni'.les below tho Cliff House,
seeking something to gratify their curi
osity. As tho day wore on the terrible de
tails of the disaster were brought out
by (ho stories ot those who survived,
Tho bodies of eleven victims ot the
Rio disaster He al the Morgue. Only
seven of them have been Identified. The
Identified remains are those ot Mrs.
W. Wakefield, aged 60, a native ot New
York, widow ot the lato S. II. Wake
field, residing at 1087 East Twenty
seventh street, Oakland; Mrs, Alfred
Hart, from Manila, formerly of Los
Angeles, and wife ot Alfred Hart, who
was lost in tho wreck; vCharjesJDow
dall, a barrister of Shanghai; Edward
Barwlck, a German, 35 years of age,
butcher on the Rio. residing at 644
Olive, avenue; Angelo Ousslno, Identl
fled as an employe on tho Lowry sugar
plantation at Spreckelsvlllo, II. I.; Mrs.
Julia Dohrman, aged 65, stewardess
ot tho Rio, testdlng at the Sailors'
Home when In port;, and a Japanese,
Identified as the engineer's mess boy,
name unknown. Tho other four bodies
are those ot unidentified Chinese.
E. C, HOWELL.
J, K. CARPENTER.
MRS. KATE WEST.
MISS GABRIELLE LEHAUEN.
Cblncso and Japanese In steorage, 16.
FREDERICK. W. JORDAN.
OFFICERS AND CREW.
P. H. HERL1HY.
DR. A. A. O'NEILL. '
G. J. ENQELtlARDT.
D. II. LANE. . - -HArtRY
E. N. BORG. -.. ,
FRANK CRAMP, ( ,
J. RUSSELIi. ' ' '
Chinese In crew, 41.
Jj CABIN PASSENGERS..
MR. 'and MRS. IIOUNSEVILLE
WILDMAN and their two children.
' MRS. S. Wi WAKEFIELD and MISS
MR. and MRS. W. A. WOODWORTH.
W. A. HENSHALL.
MISS S. R. JEHU.
nn.jind MRS. O.'KAWAHARA, and
CHARLE3 E. JACOX.
H. C. MATHESON.
CHARLES DO WD ALL. '
MR. aniTMrs. A. HART.
H. F. SEYMOUR.
MR. and MRS. TAKATA.
MR. SAKURAI. '
T. KAWAMURA. , ,1
Z. YAMADA. . r. . j ,- 4-
MRS. DIKA HAMOSOKE.
Chinese and Japanese In steerage, 31,
OFFICERS AND CREW,
CAPTAIN WILLIAM WARD,
J. C. JOHNSON,
C. J. HOLLAND.
D. A. CARVIN.
R. T. MACCOUN.
WA A. BRADY.
II. N. LEWIS.
J. II. SMITH.
P. WALTER SMITH.
FRED II. OREENWAY.
H. A. SCOTT.
MRS. J. L. DERMANN.
J. A. M'ARTHUH.
Chinese In crew, 42.
San Francisco, Feb. 23. Up to the
time of the sailing of the steamer Marl
posa, no additional bodies havo been
NEWS TO MRS. HENSHALL
Mrs. W. A. Henshall, wife of W. A,
shall ot this city, who Is reported
drowned In tho Rio accident, wns nt the
wharf this morning when the Mariposa
arrived. No sooner had the vessel
reached the wharf than (he news .of the
terrible accident was made, known and
It passed from Up to Up.
Mrs. Henshall saw In a paper the
name ot her husband among the miss
ing. Her grief at the sad news was ter
rible to see. She was taken In charge
by friends and escorted from the wharf.
Tho news fell like a pall over tho
great crowd ami It took but a fev.mlnS
utcs for the peoplo -to getnp town.
When tho list was gone over, it was
seen that besides Mr, Ilenshnll, there
wero but few Honolulu peoplo aboard.
Among the dead from here, are Miss
Rowena Jehu who was employed In the
omce of II. F. Dillingham ns Btenog.
raphcr, and Charles E. Jacox, a young
man well known here, who wns on a
San Francisco, February 23. Sec
ond Officer Graham Coghlan tolls n
detailed story from tho tlmo tho Rio
do Janeiro anchored off the Heads tho
night betoro until he landed at Mi'Ikks'
wharf yosterdny foronoon with n (boat
load or survivors, 110 wns ino ursi or
fleer to reach shoro nnd tho first per
son to rupoit the disaster. Ho had
charge, of ono boa,t and three lfo rafts,
upon which wore saved an nggrcgato
nf about thlrtvslx poisons, Ho per
sonally unlorcd tho saving of tho only
three women who Biirvlved, and Indi
vidually rescued from tho water four
or moro porsons, for ono of whom ho
had to swl mnnd assist to a raft. Ho
(Continued on pngo 4.)
I MY OF
The 'Circuit Court is Ad
journed for the
Mistrial in liana Case and Jurors
Schmidt "land Quinn J)is-
'. . Pay-
Motion was made In tho Circuit
Court this, morning by Judge A. S.
Hartwall'that adjournment be taken
oot'6f respect for the memory of W. A
Henshin-who lost his life by the sink
ing 6f 'the Rio de Janeiro, news 0
which came by tho Mariposa. The mo-
tton was seconded by J. L. Kaulukou
Remarks, appropriate to the occasion,
were mide by A. S. Hartwell and L.
M. Strauss after which, the Court ad
lotirned'fo Monday morning at If
. . . . .
Judge Humphreys made an order yes
terday that a special terra of tho Cir
cuit Court ot the First Circuit be held.
beginning Tuesday, .March iv and con
tinuing for the period provided by law.
The order bears thri approval of Chief
Justice iV F. Frear.
Motion was entered yesterday by
Holmes h. Stanley, for an order declar
ing plaintiff In default In Frank
Schaefer vs. Dr. John S. McGrew.
Petition In equity was filed yester
day by A. R. Phillips against M. G.
Sllva nnd J. M. Vivas representing that
plalnilffUa the owner ot certain land
In Puumil and that on February 11
he agreed with the defendants to sell
them tbfcge lands for $4,000; aln,that
on February 18, defendants promised
tq securo a loan ot 12000 for the plain
tiff upon his Interest In said lands. It Is
set out that relying upon this promise
plaintiff executed a deed to defendants,
for the purpose of securing the loan,
but Hint no money has been paid him
and that defendants refuse to reconvey
the property. Plaintiff asks that the
deed bo set aside.
In tho matter of tho estato of God
frey Rhodes, Henry Smith's account as
master on tho second nnnual accounts
of Cecil 'Brown, trustee under the will
was confirmed nnd tho accounts ap
proved. In thoimattcr of the estate of Simon
Roth, the report of Henry Smith, mas
ter, on the first annual account of Ce
cil Brown, trustca under tho will, was
confirmed nnd tho account approved.
Trio second annual account of Cecil
Brown, trustee under the will of Kale
Ipua Kanoa, as reported by Henry
Smltht master, was approved by Judge
Humphreys except as to an over chargo
for commissions of $11.11, which was
taken uuder advisement.
Tho Jury which tried Mnnu for ax
sault with a weapon, after being mil
all night, came In nt 10; 2.1 o'clock thill
morning with no agreement. When
questioned by Judge Humphreys, J. H
McKenzle, ono of the Jurors, stated
that It was Impossible to arrive at i
vqrdlct. Tho Voto stood lie same. 10 to
2, for conviction on tho first and th
last ballots. In reply to further ques
tions, McKenzle said that tho two bo-
stinate Jurors -wore W.. T. Schmidt nnt'
C, K. Quinn,
The Court ordered the Jury dlscharg
ed In tho present ense and that a mis
trial bs entered. Tho Court also or
dered that C. K. Quinn and W. T.
Schmidt' I16 discharged from further
service as trial Jurors and that they
forfeit their fees per, diem for tho whole
Judgment was entered In tho S11
preme'Court today In favor ot the Ha
wallan Gazette against Theresa Wil
cox for tho sum of $23.50 and costs,
Tho Judgment was made on a ccrtlflcatj
or. judgment in toe District court. ix
cutlon'was Issued. " ' '
The arrival of the Mariposa this
morning brought several prominent
peoplo from tho Mainland, Among
them la Colonel Georgo Stone, chair
man ot tho Republican State Central
Committee of California and a mem
ber of tho Union League Club,
During an Interview with Colonel
Stone this morning at the Hawaiian
hoteL tho Buletlln reporter obtalued
much information of value at tho pro-tent
time to tho people of Honolulu, and
Incidentally of tho cntlro Territory.
"You mny say that my visit here Is
one of purely n business nature. As
you are aware. I have been engaged for
years In tho carrying out of large' on.
trading enteiprlscs, and hnvo only re
cently loniplctod the Coast Bystem '
the Southern Pacific Company which
will bn opened fur trarjlc by the first of
April. . -
"This Is my Hrst visit trf Honolul'i
nnd I came here in connection with
propositions made to bo relative to th
leclamatlon of large nreas of swmp and
verflowed lands, and It Is my Intentlou
to put In a plant to cost at least $100,000
consisting of Immense steam shocla.
railway, system, etc. In order to Justify
the above outlay ot capital. It will ne
cessitate the securing ot a large area
of swamp land. This, understand, will
be possible to secure and If such ar
rangements can be made, a largo area
of land that Is now of no especial uso
of value, will be added (o the taxable
territory of Honolulu nml outlying dis
tricts." Colonel Stono has always taken an
actlvo part In Republican polities, and
refers with pride to the 50,000 majority
which was rolled up In CallfuruU for
McKlnley and the Republican partv
Previous to taking passage from the
Mainland for Honolulu, Coloned Ston
had only recently returned from Wash
ington, where ho was In consultation
with President McKlnley and member
of both tho upper and lower Houses
of Congress, having gone there to b
present and assist in the passage ot the
Pacific cable measure.
. Continuing, tho Colonel . stated: "I
feel certain by this time thnt the? first
appropriation of a. half a million dol
lars has already been made and attach
ed to tho sundry civil bill which prac
tically Insures Its adoption.
The appropriation of a half a million
dollars has been appnned by the com
mittees of both Houses, making the
abovo amount available at once.
"You might state also, that every
thing connected with the construction
of the service will be American manu
facture, and It Is confidently hope
that the plant for the cnble will be es
tablished at San Francisco, as It would
eh a physical Impossibility to ship such
a missive steel cablo around the Horn.
Washington, Feb. 19. "The President
today named Georgo D. Gear ot Ha
waii to be second Judge ot the Circuit
Court ot the First Circuit of Hawaii.
George D. Gear, who was appointed
today Judge ot the Circuit Court In Ha
waii, Is the mnn who preferred charges
In the House against Delegate Wllcor
ot that country. He It an attorney:
Washington, Feb. 21; Delegate II
cox of Hawaii ttslted the President to
day tn oppose the conflrmaf'on of
George. D. Gear as Judgo of the Circuit
Court. Gear In his protest against the
seating of Wilcox made charge
against the latter's loyalty. Wlliox
now retorts by advising the President
thnt Gear U "without qualifications fur
such an office as Judge and Is without
standing In Honolulu."
New York. Feb. 21. The American
Sugar Refllnlng Company announced
oday that guarantees will lie with
drawn nt the end ot the thirty day'
toutract limit on nny or all portions ot
contracts nut regularly taken out.
8TEPIIEN M. WHITE DEAD.
Los Angeles, Feb. 21. Ex-Seua'.or
Stephen M. White, the "Little Ulant ot
California," ns his ndmlrers delighted
to call him, lies dead at his home In
this city. His life ended nt 1:10 o'clock
this morning after a few days of suffer
inc. His physicians stato that death
was due to ulceration of tho stomacn
and bowels. Ho was 48 years ot ago.
For a year or more the condition of
cx'-Senator White's health had given
toncern to the members of hla family
Hx-Scnator White was born Jan. 19,
John B. DIas, Assistant United
States Commissioner was nearly car
ried to the Coast on the James Drum
niond yesterday. Tho young man went
aboard to Blgn the crew nnd while he
wns In the cabin the ship put to sea.
Outside tho "Fearless was signalled
and a sling constructed In which DIas
was lowered onto the deck of the tug
from the Btern of tho ship.
Paul Neumann returned from San
Francisco this morning on tho Mari
posa. He states that arguments wero
mndo In the Carson-Claudlno case b
tort?, thetCJrcultRCourt of Appeals at
Ban Francisco and thafbrlefs wers
filed, but thnt a decision will .not bo
handed down probably before March
16. Judges Gilbert, Morrow and Host
were on tho bench.
Ono ot the mess boys ot tbe Mariposa
Is certainly a very enterprising fellow.
Upon leaving San Francisco, he pnr
chabed three hundred papers and, as
soon as the steamer arrived alongside
tho wharf this morning, he was out
among the croud selling copies at ten
cents apiece. It was not very long be
fore ho had sold the whole bundle. He
expressed sorrow at tho fact that ho
had not purchased moro papers when
ho left 'Frisco.
THE WATERMAN IDEAL FOUN
TAIN PEN. All sizes, all shapes. H
F. WICHM N. '
Paul Ncumai.n. In Judgo Hcbbard's
court In San Francisco, seconded the
motion to ndjourn In honor ot John
Murshall Day, Ills speech was only
fifteen minutes In length but was pro
nounced tho classic of the. day.
REDUCTION SALE OF
HATS AT IWAKAMPS,
Washington, Feb. 19. Senator Han-
11a. from the Committee on Commerce,
today mudo u fatornblo report to the
Senatn upon Senator Perkins' amend
ment to tho sundry chll appropriation
bill, authorizing preliminary contracts
to be mails tor a submarine cableTto
Sau FruncUco to Honolulu. The
amendment makes ail appropriation 0(
$000,000, to In Immediately available
Washington, Feb, 20. Fcrtlowlng Is
the fulltext nf Senator PerklmTpip
posed amendment to the sundry cvll
bill providing for a cable from San
Francisco to Honolulu, ns reported
from tho Committee on Commerce by
That tho President of tho United
Statds is hereby authorized to securo
'such concessions, lands and rights as
may be necessary to enable thc'Unltod
States to lay, maintain and operate a
submarine cablo and connecting Ian'
lines from the city of San Francisco,
Cal., to the city ot Honolulu, In tho
Hawaiian Islands. And tho President
Is hereby authorized tn make contractu
for the construction and laying of said
submarine cable, and In connection
with tbe Installation and operation ot
such cable system tho President Is au
thorized to utilize. It consistent with
tho public Interests, the pensonnel nnd
resources of thn Army and Navy, and
to employ such experts nnd other per
sons ns may be deemed necessary ,lil
carrying Into execution these provt
That such cable shall be first class In
material, construction, equipment and
operation and capable of transmitting
not less than 130 letters per minute. It
shall bo of American manufacture nnd
laid and maintained by ships flying the
American flag. That for the purpos
of rarrylng out theso provisions the
sum ot $500,000. to bo Immediately
available, of tho moneys now In thn
Treasury of tho United States Is here
by appropriated; nnd the President I
authorized to make contracts fcr thn
construction nnd laying of said cable
for additional amounts not to exceed
In all dollars,,, to bo hero
after 'appropriated by Congress .
Senator Perkins amendment as pro
posed by him provides for the turning
over ot the cable as completed tn spans
tn tho Postmaster General, who was
authorized to fix rates for private nies
sages and to establish i Pacific cablo
fund. Provision wns also made for ne
gotiations looking to the establishment
of International nnd governmental ra
bies with Japan nnd China. Theso pro
visions wero stricken out by the Com
mittee on Commerce, and the amend
ment as quoted abovo Is now in the
hands ot the Committee on Appropria
tions. WOOD WORTH 8 TOURISTS.
Denver. Colo., Feb. 23. Mr. anil Mrs.
William A, Woodworth of Denver, who
are mentioned ns among the missing
passengers of the wrecked Illo do Jan
eiro, left hero In Janunry last for a
lslt to Honolulu and wero returning
homo on tho Rio. Mr. Woodworth was
one of Denver's best known business
men nnd wns local manager for C. Sid
ney Shepard & Co., manufacturers ot
stumped ware and for the Crlbben &
Sexton Coinpny, stovo manufacturers.
AF.TER TAMMANY 8CALP.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 23. Governor
Odell left tho city early today for Ncw
York. All ho would Bay about th?
Dcvery appointment was: "The pres
ent condition ot affairs shall not con
tinue In New York. That Is all I earo
DE WET'S CAPTURE RUMORED.
London, Feb. 23. Tho rumor that
General Dc Wet had been captured was
put In circulation again on the stock
exchnngo but no confirmation of tho-
report could be obtained.
Do not overlook your footwear
to match your costume. " They are Beau '
ties," and a good large assortment to make
your selection from,' Do not let the effects
of your costume be spoiled by a pair of
slippers that da not match, but purchase a
pair that will do honor to your costume.
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