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swept on the reef and crushed to pieces.
The crowds on shore rushed down to the water's edge, and peered through the blinding storm, waiting to hear the crash which would send both men-of-war and their loads of human freight to the bottom. Suddenly the stars and stripes were seen floating from the gaff of the Trenton. Previous to this, no vessel in the harbor had raised a flag, as the storm was raging so furiously at sunrise that the ceremony was neglected. MEETING HER DOOM GALLANTLY. It seemed now as if the gallant ship knew she was approaching her doom, and had determined to go down with the flag of her country floating above the storm. The stern of the Trenton was nearing the Olga's bow, and, Captain Yon Erhaid, believing tbat sure de struction was upon him, let go his anchors and attempted to steam away. It was too late, however, for just as the Olga commenced to move up againßt the wind, her bow came in contact with the starboard quarter of the flagship. The Olga's bowsprit and figurehead were car ried away and the heavy timbers of the Trenton's quarter were shivered. Sev eral boats were torn from their davits, and the American flag, which had floated from the Trenton, was carried away, aDd fell to the deck of the <>lga. Fortunately the vessels drifted apart after the col lision. , THK OLGA BI N IN THE MUD. The Olga steamed ahead towards the mud flits in the eastern part of the harbor. Captain Yon F.rhard had deter mined to run her aground. The engines were worked to their fullest capacity, and it was only a moment before Olga's prow struck and tbe steamer lay em bedded in the soft mud in tbe safest tiart of tho bay. Not a life was iost. The waters beat over her during all the night, but the only damage they did was to flood her aecks with water and carry away several boats. the trenton's fate. The Trenton was not able to get out into the bay again after her collision with the Olga. She was not about 200 feet from the wreck of tho Vandalia and was slowly drifting toward the shoal. A new danger now arose. The Trenton was sure to strike the Vandalia, and to those on shore it seemed that the huge hull of the flagship would crush tbeVandilia to pieces and throw the hundred men still clinging to the rigging into the water. It was now after 5 o'clock and the light was beginning to fade away. In half an hour more the Trenton bad drifted to within a few yards of the Vandalia's bow, and the men who were in the rigging of the latter vessel trem bled with fear as they saw the Trenton approach. Feelings hard to describe came over the hundreds who watched the vessels from the shore. Presently the last faint rays of daylight faded away and night came down upon the awful scene. The storm was still raging with as much fury as at any time during the day. TEHKIIII.K CONDITION OF THE MEN. The poor creatures who had been clinging for hours to the rigging of tho Vandalia were bruisod and bleeding, but they held on with tho desperation of men who hang by a thread between life and death. The rope.- had cut tbe flesh on their arms and legs and their eves were blinded by the salt spray which swept over them. Weak and exhausted as they were, they would be unable to stand tbe terrible strain much longer. They looked down upon the angay waters below them and knew tbat they had no strength left to battle with the waves. Their finnl hour seemed to be upon them. The great black hull of the Trenton could be seen through the darkness, almost ready to crash into the stranded Vandalia and grind her to atoms. A CHEERING SHOUT. Suddenly a shout was borne across the waters. Tbe Trenton was cheering the Vandalia. The sound of 450 voices broke upon the air and was heard above the roar of the tempest. "Three cheers for the Vandalia," was the cry that warmed the heart* of the dying men in the rig ging. Ttie shout died away upon the storm and there arose from the quiver ing masts of the sunken ship a response so feeble that it was scarcely heard upou shore. The men that felt that they wore looking death in the face, aroused them selves to the effort and united in a faint cheer for the flag ship. Those who were standing on shore listened in silence for that feeble cry, which was the saddest they had ever heard. Every heart was melted to pity. " God help them," was passed from one man to another. MUSIC AMID THE STORM. The sound of music next came across the waters. The Trenton's band was playing "The Star-Spangled Banner." A thousand men on sea and shore had never before heard the strains of music at such a time as this. An iudescribable feeling came over the hundred Americans on the beach who listened to the notes of the nationical anthem, mingled with the howl of the storm. For a moment only were they silent, then broke forth with a cry that rent the air and reached the ears of tbe struggling men in the rigging of the Vandalia. Men who had exhaust ed every means, during the whole of that awful day, of rendering some assistance to their comrades, now seemed inspired to greater efforts. They ran about tbe beach eager to do something, even at the risk of life itself. They looked despair ingly at the roaring torrent of water that broke upon the shore, and knew that no boat could live in such a sea. Bravely as the Samoanß had acted, there was not one of them who would again venture into the surf, where certain death would befall them. Three officers, who had been untiring in their efforts during the day, Lieutenant Sherman and Ensigns Purcell and Jones, procured a boat and got it ready to launch at the moment the sea should subside. Several natives and one or two of the Nipsic sailors volun teered to go in the boat and, with the three officers, a sufficient number of men were secured to man the oars. But the storm did not abate in the least, and there was no opportunity during the whole night to take the boat out to the veesels. HOARDING THE TRENTON. The collision of the Trenton and Van dalia, which everyone thought would crush the latter vessel to pieceß, proved to be the salvation of tbe men in tbe rigging. Notwithstanding the tremen dous force of the waves, the Trenton dragged back slowly, and when her stern finally struck the side of the Vandalia there was no shock and she gradually swung around broadside to the sunken ship. As soon as the vessels touched the men in the mizzen rigging crawled out on the yards and jumped to the deck of the Trenton. The men escaped just in time, for, as the last man left the yards, the mizzen-mast of the Vandalia fell with a crash on the side next to the shore. The men in the main-mast next escaped in the Bame way. Lieutenant Wilson, who was in the maintop, al most lost bis life in passing from one vessel to the other. The men in the foremast escaped by means of a line thrown from the deck of the Trenton. Dr. Cordeira, who wasi in the foretop, in attempting to climb oiit on the foreyard, THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING. APRIL 14, 1889. Blipped and fell. He struck the deck of tbe Vandalia heavily and dislocated his knee-cap. Notwithstanding his injuries, however, he struggled in the water until he reached the line and was drawn up on the Trenton. The mainmast of the Vandalia fell soon after the mi/zen and it was believed that several men were still in the rigging. If so, they were killed by tho fall or drowned. rii'i.ey'h close call. Before the men escaped from the rig ging Ensign Ripley was in the maintop, determined to make an eflort to reach the shore. He crawled out on the yard and jumped into the sea. He was swept over to the stern of the Nipsic, but not being able to draw himself up he swam to a piece of wreckage near the shore. He remained there n few minutes and then swam iut > the current. After a hard struggle he got through the current and was washed npon shore. Utterly exhausted he sank down in the water and was just about being washed ont by the undertow, when Lieutenant Shear man and Ensign Purcell, who were patrolling the beach, saw him and dragged bim out of the water. The men who escaped to the deck of the Trenton had clung to the Vandalia's rigging nearly twelve hourß. All were weak and exhausted, and many received severe injuries. The Trenton was rapidly filling with water and but little could be done for tbe rescued men. The storm was raging furiously at midnight and the stern of the Trenton wbs forced back against the reef. Tbe waves continued to beat over her, but her draught was so great that after she had settled entirely, site was still about her usual height out of the water and there seemed to be no great danger of her gung to pieces before the men on boaid of her could be taken off. WAITING FOR MORNING. Little could be done on the shore but wait for the morning. Lieu euant Sbei man, Ensign Purcell, and several other persons patrolled tho beach until early morning in the hope of rescuing any poor fellow who might be seen struggling in tbe waves. Long before a ray of dawn sppeared, crowds began to gather on the shore again. VOLUNTEER RESCUERS. By 5 o'clock tbe wind bad abated, though the sea was still very rough. However, a Dumber of natives volun teered to man a boat to go out to the Trenton. Zumann, chief of the Apia district, took charge of the crew. It was still very dark, and the trip was a most perilous one, but the ratives put the boat through the current in safety, and reached the bow of the Trenton. They were given a hawser, which they took back to tbe shore and made fast. But little was done, however, until daylight. All hands were ordered to remain on the ship, as, the storm having subsided, there was no immediate danger. As soon as it became light, two more haw eers were stretched from the Trenton to the shore to guard against danger in the event of the storm coming up again. Two boats, manned by natives, com menced the work of removing the Vanda'ia men from the Trenton. Those who were badly injured were the first to come ashore. A few bad arms and legs broken, and near ly all were badly cut and bruised. There were very few, especially among the of ficers who could walk without assist ance. Willing bauds lifted them out of the boats and carried them to the neigh boring houses. A shade of sadness would come over the faces of all when tho names of Captain Schoonmaker and other officers and men who had lost their lives were mentioned. KING METAAFA VISITS THE SCENE. K'ng Metaafa came down from his cam|> early in the morning for tbe first time in several months. He went down ou the shore and directed the natives in their work. He then went to the Ameri can Consulate and offered the services of all his men to Vice-Consul Blacklock. He expressed the greatest sorrow on ac count of the sad disaster and feared that the American people would blame him for being the cause of the war ship 3 com ing down to Samoa to be lost in the storm. It was not long before the greatest con fusion and disorder prevailed on shore. The Trenton's men commenced to leave the vessel, and when they reached the shore there was no place for them to go. By noon there were nearly 800 American sailors on the Btreets of Apia, besides several hundred more from the German ships. The (jermans remained at M;t tafele, as the lower end cf Apia, where the German residents live, is called, but the American sailors wandered from one end of the town to the other. Thesaloons were crowded with them, and it was not long before many cf them were disor derly. Vice Consul Blacklock, recog nizing the gravity of the situation, issued neremptory notices to all saloon-keepers in town, of whatever nationality, forbid ding them to sell or in any way furnish liquor to American sailors, and notifying them tbat, if they did notobey this order, a squad of marines would be sent to their places and all liquor found there would be emptied into tae street. Lieut. Fillette did all in his power to preserve order, but his small guard was unequal to tbe task, and bo had to write to Admiral Kimberly, who was still aboard the Trenton, asking tbat an additional ma rine guard be sent ashore to police the town and protect property. The Admiral complied with this request, and Captain k. W. Huntington, a marine ottieer of the Trenton, was sent ashore with a guard of about forty men. The next thing to be done was to provide food and quarters for the shipwrecked sailors. Through George Copra, a wastehouse be longing to the firm of Wm. McArthur & Co. was obtained and the men were sent there for the time. CONDITION OF THE NIPSIC. A hasty examination was made of the Niftßic, and though there was consider able water in her hold, she wan found in fair condition, and her officers and men were sent aboard as quickly as possible. Contracts were made with various parties for feeding the sailors, though it was a difficult matter to provide them with much food during the day. Lieutenant Brown took charge of fhe Trenton men. Lieutenant Cailin, though hardly able to stand upon his feet, took charge of the Vandalia men and was assisted by Lien tenants Wilson and Heath, Ensign Gib bon and other officers who were able to be on duty. THE DOCTORS' GOOD WORK. A temporary hospital was provided for i large number of the men who had been injured or were suffering from ex haustion. Dr. C. A. White, of the Tren ton, took charge of this, and all the other surgeons assisted him in the work- Dr. f. H. Harvey, surgeon of the Vandalia, though greatly exhausted, went to tbe •tospital and aid all he was ahl-Uo re lieve the Bufferings of the men. bnt in a few hours he broke down completely and was removed to a neighboring house, mffering from severe nervous prostra ion, from which he did not recover lor a week. Dr. Cordiso, of the Vandalia, was unable to give much assistance during the first day, owing to a dislocation ot his knee-cap, whiih he had received La a fall, but next day he was carried into tho'hospital on a chair, and assisted in caring for the injured, and has since then faithfully attended to the wants of the suffering men, although _ experiencing great pain himself and being obliged to walk on crutches. THK DAY AFTER THK STORM. It is difficult to imagine the 2reat con fusion on shore during the first day after the storm. All the blankets and mat tresses tbat were saved were soaked with water and had to be spread in the sun to dry. Many new ones were purchased. The men were controlled with great diffi culty. Guards were placed at every sa loon in town to prevent the men from obtaining liquor. Many disorderly sailors were placed under arrest. FRITZK WAS FRIGHTENED. Captain Fritze, the Senior German officer, was asked to co-operate in pro viding police protection, but he notified the American officers that he was afraid to trust his own men as guards, as the American sailors would attack them, and he requested the Americans to take full control of the town. Thiß was accord ingly done. Captain Huntington and Lieutenant Fillette stationed their ma rines all over Apia, and the sailors were not permitted to go to that part of the town where Germans have their head quarters. WRECKING PARTIES SENT OUT. As soon as it was possible to do so, wrecking parties were formed and a great amount of stores were saved from the Trenton. Several bodies of Ameri can sailors were washed ashore during the day, and were buried in the French Catholic cemetery. THK CALLIOPE'S RETURN. On Sunday evening the Calliope, which had gone to Bea the day before the storm, waa sighted about 10 miles off the island. She entered the harbor the next morning and everyone in town supposed that, owing to the distressing condition of affairs, she would he ready to offer all possible assistance to the American and German sailors. Greatly to the sur prise of everyone, however, the Captain announced that he would take more coal on and leave for Sydney at once. It was expected that the Calliope would at least remain here and assist tbe Ameri cans in guarding Ihe town, and also take the mails and dispatches to tbe steam ship Mariposa at Tutuila. CAPTAIN HAND'S UNHANDSOME HASTE. But Captain Hand and all of bis of ficers seemed to be in the greatest hurry to be off. The only reason they gave was that the steamer's mainyard was sprung and that sho bad lost her boate and anchors. The Americans had a number of boats which they would gladly have offered Captain Hand, and '.here were probably two dozen anchors scattered over the small harbor, which could have been found with a little drag ging. The American officers thought that Captain Hand'B conduct was very peculiar, and the English residents de nounce him in very severe terms. How ever, the Calliope loadedJlOOJtons of coal iind, on Thursday morning, she fired a salute of thirteen guns in honor of Ad miral Kiraberly, and steamed out. THE NIPSIC'fi INJURIES. Order was generally restored in Apia after a few days. A large force of Sa moans was put to work on the JJipeic and the steamer was hauled off. It was found Bhe was not leaking, but her boilers were sprung and her propellor would not work. Her rudder, smokestack and the last of her boats were gone, and she was badly shattered above tbe water line. All of her officers and crew are living aboard. Admiral Kimberly has not yet decided whether to send the Nipsic to Auckland or San Francisco. The Trenton and Van dalia will be a total loss. THE CAMP OF THE SURVIVORS. Apia bas tbo appearance of a camping ground. Tbe Trenton sailors have erected temporary tents in a large yard near the center of the town, and the Vandalia survivors have quarters near the American consulate. The survivors of the Adler and Eber are quartered in the waste-house of the German Trading Company. The officers and crew of the Olga are living aboard their own ship. The town is still under marine guard. HYGIENIC PRECAUTIONS TAKEN. The greatest precautions are being taken to keep the town clean and pre vent disease breaking out among tbe men. Neatly every man who clung to the rigging of the Vandalia during the atorm was more or less seriously injured, and, for a day or so, the hospital was crowded. Those whose iDj'uries were confined to slight cuts and bruises were discharged quickly, but a number of others were still under the care of the surgeons. THE ARRIVAL OF THE AI.AMEDA LOOKED FOR. The arrival of the AUmeda at Apia was anxiously waited for as the Admiral intended to send 190 officers and men of the Vandalia to San Francisco, provided that Captain Morse would agree to take them, but it was found that this could not be done. The Oceanic Company's steamers are much crowded just now, and the stateroom accommodations have been reserved by Sydney passengers far in advance, so, as was feared, there was not room aboard for the shipwrecked sailors. DOING THE BEST FOR SALVAGE. The wrecking parties have continued their work during the last few days, and many articles are being saved from the Trentin. Divers have also been at work on the Vandalia and have recovered many things from her, though they are in a badly damaged condition. The Nipsic is still afijat, but leaking badly, and the Admiral has not yet decided what disposition to make of her; but, if she can be rendered seaworthy, he will send her to Auckland or San Francisco for repairs. A huge derrick has been erected on the shore and all effoit is be ing made ti lighten the Trenton by tak ing off tbe t*o pivot rifles on her spar detk, weighing about eight tons apiece, after which the Trenton will be pumped out in the hope that she may get afloat. It ia feared, however, that the ship is badly broken under the water-line and it is not expected that the effort to save her will prove successful. HELP FROM THE ENEMY. The German corvette Olga was hauled eff the mud flats on the 29th, and is now afloat in the harbor. The work was done by Mataafa's men, whom the Germans have persecuted so greatly, and with whom they are still at war. PIIILO-AMERICAN NATIVES. The natives display the greatest Kind ness towards the Americans, and are ready to render them any possible assist ance. Two parties of natives came to Apia yesterday, one from the island of Savaii, and the other from Manono. They number several hundred men, and marched through the town singing, each man carrying in bis hand a gift for the American Admiral. When they arrived in front of tbe ('onsulate they placed in the yard great quantities of chickens, cocoa inta, yams, tara and other articles of food. Admiral Kimberly thanked the nen for their generous offerings, and told hem they should keep them for their awn necessities. However, as the Ad niral did not desire to offend the Samoans, he accepted the gifti and dis tributed them among the sailors. The Alameda touchi d off Samoa this afternoon and took off, in addition to the cadets, fifty officers and men from the Vandalia. HOW THE WRECKS LOOK. San Francisco", April 1M —John P. Dunning, a representative of the Asbc ciated Press, who went to Samoa two months ago, and whose letter descriptive of the wreck of the American and Ger man war vessels in Apia was telegraphed to night, has forwarded three photo graphs showing the appearance of the wrecked vessels. The German ship Adler lies on her side, completely out of wate r , while ouly the bow of the Eber is shown on shore, this vessel being completely broken up. Of the Vandalia only the main-mast, smoke-stack and some of the rigging appear above the water and there appears no question as to the saving of her rifled battery. The Nipsic shows the effects of the collision with the German ship Olga in tbe loss of her smokestack. The Olga displays no sign ot any injury. SAILING VESSELS WRECKED. The following sailing vessels were totally wrecked in the BtormatApia: The German bark Peter Godeffroi, the Danish barkentine Aguer, the English schooner Lily, the English Bchooner Tafua, the little schooners I'polu, Utu raapu, Vaitele, Nnkumino, and Louisa, nearly all belonging to the German Trading Company, were driven ashore, and only one or two of them were saved afterwards. Santa Catallna Inland For a vacation; tbe beat in tbe world. Hotel en larged. Just Arrived, The "Sterling," wholesale and retail, corner First and Main streets. Hseraonv kintrof herbs. 143 E. First, street. [UIMJfeI.I.ANKOUS. Our Next Popular EXCURSION Leaves the Flrst-Btreet Depot at 10 A. m. On Saturday, April 13,1889: On Special Train from LOS ANGELES HOTEL deICORONADO. ROUND-TRIP Gcod tor three (Joys, or extended at the rate of $1 per day. GRAND BALL ON SATURDAY EVENING, And various other pleasures during the stay of the excursion'.sts. Tickets for sale at Santa Fe Office, North Spring st, or at First It. 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There are just as many different kinds of Ginghams as there are different qualities in Muslins. Our stock of French Ginghams, Corded Chambrays and Dress Seer suckers is full to overflowing. We simply bought too many. Our regular price is 12 _ and 15 cents per yard, but price is no object when we want to accomplish any thing, and away goes the entire line at 8 cents per yard. Displayed in north show window. Examine the greatest bargain ever offered in Los Angeles. 10c. 12,000 Yds. WRITE GOODS. 12,000 y*. 10c. Your choice of 500 pieces—12,000 yards—Victoria and India Lawns and India Linens at 10 cents per yard; reduced from 12 _ and 15 cents, simply to make room. Bargains for everybody. Don't let this opportunity pass you. Novelties and Staples are klmi Daily. The last to come in at this date is a Beautiful Five-Button Length, Seven-Point Scalloped Top, New Process Thread Back KID GLOVE. Next to the Centemeri, for which we are Sole Agents, this glove has no superior. 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