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SCNDAfi APKIL 81, 1889.
Individual Responsibility for
No stronger testimony to toe general
elevation of character of the clergymen
of all denominations in the Uniteti fctates
could be had than i he fact that the rare
lapsus of an individual member is seized
npon as a genuine sensation. That there
should be fouud an occasional black
sheep among the vast number of men
engaged in the clerical profession is not
to be wondered at, and when we com
pare the paucity of individual in
stances of misconduct with the great
number of men against whom the whis
per of slander is never heard, we ought
to honor a profession which is so true to
the sacred interests intrusted to its care.
We all know with what avidity the
•lightest scandal against men of the cloth
is seized upon by the ungodly and
magnified and often distorted; how the
secular press is ready to open its columns
to give it publicity, and how the worldly
and irreligious and thoughtless use it as
a lever to widen and extend popular
prejudice against ministers as a class.
Yet the fact remains that the average
clergyman in this country is a sincere
worker in the field of religion and good
morals. The hundreds of thousands of
modest pastors, of whom we never hear
outside of their little flocks, work con
scientiously and laboriously to bring
their fellow-men into a better life aud a
higher state of being. Their own lives
are blameless and without guile, and the
good they do is the incentive to the per
sonal sacrifices they are constantly mak
ing for the benefit of their kind.
Their disinterested devotion to the duties
of their profession stamp them as men
who are worthy of tbe confidence placed
in them by their parishioners, and tbe
very rare instances in which that trust is
betrayed should no more operate to their
prejudice as a class, than the occasional
cowardice of a soldier should lower the
character of tbe military profession, or
tbe rascality of a few bankers should leflect
discredit upon the great mass of honest
men who are at the bead of our financial
institutions. Scandal loves a shining
mark, and there is something in per
verted human nature which is especially
tickled when scandal strikes at a mem
ber of the religious profession. Of course
there is much less excase for
• minister giving way to vicious
passions than there wonld be for
a layman to go wrong. But then why is it
that we treat the lapsus of a minister
less in its individual character and re
sponsibility, and lay it over against his
profeseion than we do in the case of an
ordinary layman when he goes wrong.
The shoemaker and printer and black
smith ought to be good citizens and hon
est men, but some of them sometimes
make bad breaks. No one, however,
ever thinks of laying their delinquencies
over against the class or calling to which
thej belong. It is tbe individual alone
who has to sutler the obloquy as well as
the penalty for his wrong-doings
and not his class or his trade.
True, neither of these callings is
especially devoted to the propagation of
morality or the spread of moral doctrines;
yet they are all required to observe the
laws and to conduct themselves as gocd
and honest citizens. When they fall,
they fall alone, without any reflection
whatever on tbeir fellows or their peculiar
class. It is right that they should suffer
alone for their faults; and whilst we
wonld exact and expect a higher tone of
morality and a more circumspect eleva
tion of conduct from the teachers of re
ligion, yet we do not see that
when a black sheep falls from
grace bis misconduct should affec'
those of his profeseion who have held
their high estate pure and unsullied, un
less, indeed, the demoralization amongst
clergymen should become so general as
to justify the charge that they as a class
were derelicts. As we said, however, in
the opening of this article, the cases of
serious offense amongst the clergymen of
the United States are so few compared
with tbe great number of members cf the
order who lead worthy lives and stand
out as bright and shining examples, that
an occasional scandal does not, in the
least, reflect npon the great body of the
clerical profession.
Tun news of the selection of San Ber
nardino as the place where the Insane
Asylum for Southern California will be
established, will be received with gen
eral satisfaction. The pure and salu
brious atmosphere of that elevated lo
cality will render the situation particu
larly favorable to the recovery of the un
fortunates who are stricken with curable
menUl alienation. We congratulate
the energetic and public-spiiited people
of San Bernardino on having secured the
■ice for this important State institution.
An r ra of Prosperity Ahead.
All «Vj;ns point to an era of great pros
perity ahead in all lines o! business in
all parts of the Union. In the first
ylace, the quadrennial excitemeut over
the election of the President is over, and
banks and business men know for a cer
tainty jiißt what to expect from the
policy of the Government as to the tariff,
as to the policy of purchasing the out
standing bonds, and as to coast defences
and the building of a navy. There will
be no change in the nret, there will be
no buying of bonds at a price beyond
well-defined limits, and the erection of
forts and the building of a navy will be
prosecuted with vigor. TMb means that
there will be a steady movement of busi
ness in the regular channels, that the
banks will be able to act with certainty,
that labor will be in demand by the
Federal 'Government, snd that money
will circulate.
Then there is promise all over the
Union that the crops will be larger than
the average. Ail crops, so far as the
season is defined, are in excellent con
dition. This means work on the farms,
large earnings for the railroads, money
in the hands of all tbe farmers, and
general prosperity in ell lines of busi
ness. There is reason to hope that all
the labor in the Union will be profitably
employed during the coming summer
and fall, and well into next winter.
Theie will be great activity in railroad
building this year. The Railway Age, a
special paper published monthly at
Chicago, and regarded as the best
authority in this line in the
country, in the issue for the
current month ligures out a most flatter
ine showing for the immediate future.
It shows 666 new :lines projected for con
struction. These projects have all sprung
into existence since January Ist, 1889.
The total mileage runs to the enormous
sum of 53,436 miles, and there are no less
than 14,818 miles already under construc
tion or contracted for. The meaning of
this will be apparent when we reflect that
about 12,000 miles of road is tbe largest
amount ever contracted in any year, and
that only once. Nearly 10,000 miles more
of road have been surveyed, and there
are 2,900 miles only incorporated or
merely projected. Not a mile of all these
53,436 miles is included in any of the
enterprises of last year, or of any previous
One would suppose that in the twelve
States reaching from Maine to West Vir
ginia, along, or close to the Atlantic eea
coant, there were already roads enough,
and the fact that there has been little
work i'A this line done in that territory
for years would seem to confirm this
view as correct. Yet 5,000 miles of these
projected new lines are found in these
twelve States. In the Southern and
Southwestern States 24 000 miles of these
projected roads lie. This is nearly half
of all the building contemplated, and
8,000 miles of this sum are under con
tract, which is again more than half of
the entire mileage under that subhead.
There are 17,000 miles in the North
ern and Northwestern States, of
which nearly 5,900 miles are under
contract or in actual course of construc
tion. In the Pacific States are nearly
6,000 miles of projected road, of which
nearly 2,000 are in course of construction
or under contract. There are 1,225 miles
of these projected roads in California;
742 miles of which are in course of con
struction or under contract; 412 miles
more have been actually surveyed and
only 71 miles are in a perfectly chaotic
It is not a thing to wonder at that new
lines should be projected and built in
the Great West, when Massachusetts
proposes to lengthen her mileage by 239
miles, Connecticut by 352 and New
York by 1 052. It seems to have
reached tbe stage of absolute cer
tainty that there will be much
more road built in 1889 than was in
1888. It is quite likely that large addi
tions will be made to the mileage under
construction and contract of lines aiming
to reach California within the next few
weeks. It is the opinion of all well in
formed railroad men that there are sev
eral roads most desirous of extending
their operations from Salt Lake to Los
Bringing this matter to the point of
local application, it may be observed
that there has never been a season so
propitious to all agricultural and horti
cultural industries in this section as the
present. It is simply perfection in all
the elements of this gracious dispensa
tion. Our farmers will be well re
warded for their labors, and will close
the current year enriched by their indus
tries. With tbe activity growing out of
active railroad building all classes of the
people will prosper. From the Bay of
Fundy to that of San Diego tbe country
will prosper at every point, and all lines
of industry will be active to a phenome
nal degree.
Two months have wrought a great
change in the tone of the official utter
ances from Berlin on the Samoan ques
tion. Whether this is due to tbe unmis
takable stand the people of the United
States took upon the subject or the ter
rible calamity that overtook the fleets in
Apia, we are not prepared to say. But
it is now very evident that the Berlin
Conference will be of a most pacific
character, for Herbert Bismarck has sub
mitted a paper to govern its proceedings
which resolves the whole controversy
<lown to one of regulating the con
duct of consuls in semi-civil
ized countries. It leaves the na
tives of Samoa free to elect any of
t eir Chiefs to the Kingship of the
islands, and guarantees them in all the
rights of autonomy heretofore claimed by
them. The principle of absolute non
interference in native politics is positively
! asserted in this paper, which has re
ceived the assent of tbe British
envoy, and if it be agreed to by
the American conferees, there will
be nothing left for the Confer
(erence to do but to effect such minor
settlements of consular and trade matters
as cannot give rise to any material I
divergence of opinion. Germany hasj
perhaps reached the conclusion that she|
started out too brashly in ber colonial
policy, and finds that if she can hold her
own in Africa she will have as much as
she careß about doing in that line for the
The State Board of Trade, acting on the
statement that the Santa Ke Railroad
stood in the way of a reduction in the
freight rates East on canned goodß—
which rates are now prohibitory—ap
pointed a committee to take such action
as will lead to the boycotting of that road
by all California industries. This is a
very serious move. If the statement is
true, the Santa Fe will certainly be a
great loser by its course. Nothing couM
do more to render a road unpopular than
the action which is attributed to that cor
poration. Perhaps, however, the State
Board has acted hastily. Unless it has
thoroughly invettigated the matter and
is sure of its facts, it is entering on dan
gerous ground. The Santa Fe has done
a great deal to develop the industries of
this State, and extreme measures should
only be taken on the most positive proof
that it is guilty of the injurious act
charged against it.
As time passes and no positive news
of the fiite of the six hundred passengers
of the Danneinark is received, the anxiety
of their friends becomes more and more
intense. The finding of one of her boats
empty and afloat haß been seized upon
as a sign that they have been picked up
by some friendly ship. But until posi
tive news of their rescue is received, the
most alarming apprehensions will be
felt as to it heir fate.
"Little Lord Fauntleroy."
Tn-morrow Dight at the Grand,
much talked of lAttle Lord Fauntleroy
will at last make its appearance before a
Los Angeles audience. The book has
long ago charmed everybody, and the
stage production is said to have increased
that charm everywhere else. The Boston
Herald has the following to say about
the play: The attraction was Mrs.
Frances Hodgson Burnett's dramatiza
tion of her own delightful little story
Little Lord Fauntleroy, which was given
its first presentation in this country. The
piece and the acting were worthy of tne
audience, and it may be said at the out
set that a more satisfactory performance
or a more complete success haß never
been witnessed even in this house,
which is so closely associated with suc
cess. JAttle Lord Fauntleroy is called a
play merely for the purpose of classifica
tion, but it is rather an idyl of the home
in prose, and presented in dramatic
form. It is a beautiful poem of childish
love, truth and purity, charming
in its simplicity, fascinating in
its gentleness and grace of motion,
touching in its sincerity and fidelity to
nature, and appealing to the tenderest
feelings and purest emotions of man and
woman with a force which is irresistible,
and which is productive of results not to
be lightly estimated. In these days of
sensational melodrama, the loud and
vulgar farcical comedy, so called, and
those questionable plays which deal with
certain phases of the marital relation, it
is a positive relief, a joy not to be under
valued, to sit within the inflaence of such
a dramatic composition, to breathe
deeply in the purity of its atmosphere,
and to feel the heart-strings throbbing
respousively to its every delicate touch.
It is easy for the critic to be extravagant
in treating a work of such rare merit and
unusual character, and as the opportun
ity is not often afforded him —more tbe
pity—he may be excused if he pile thick
and fast upon each other adjectives of
Automatic Jerusalem.
Those who wish to see a very fine
miniature presentation of the City of
Jerusalem, will be well rewarded by
spending an hour at the automatic City
of Jerusalem, corner of Second and
Main. It is a wonderful piece of clock
•Jharared With Battery.
Last Thursday there was a row in the
Downey block, in the hall just outside
the office cf Dr. Crawford, and Max
Wassman was knocked down by A. K.
McDonald. A complaint was sworn out
yesterday for McDonald and be will
probably be required to come to time on
a charge of batter}'.
McDonald is a dentist by profession.
The causes of the quarrel between him
and Max Wossman aie said to be of
rather a sensational order. Last Thurs
day afternoon Wassman had been in Dr.
Crawford's office telling him the circum
stances ot, the a flair. When he started
to step out in the hall McDonald, who
was standing there, struck him in the
face with his fist and knocked him down.
It was some seconds before Wassman
could recover his senses, and by that
time McDonald was gone. A warrant
for McDonald's arrest was in the hands
of the constables yesterday.
Depot Jotting;!.
Seventy-five Sunset excursionists will
arrive in the city to-morrow night.
Mr. G. W. Sanborn, train-master for
the C. C. and C. S., left for San Francis
co yesterday.
Mr. Eli Denison, the proprietor of tbe
psanut routes on the S. P., is at the
Southern Pacific.
Mr. W. E. Damon, Freight and Pas
senger Agent for the C. C. and C. S., at
San Bernardino is in town.
Col. A. B. Hotchkiss, "Chief of the
Etiwandas," and attorney for the South
ern Pacific, left for the north on the noon
train yesterday.
The Golden Gate fpecial is to be dis
continued, probably about the Ist of the
month. There is not sufficient travel
over it this way to warrant its retention.
Mr. H. B. Putnam, formerly an oper
ator in tho Southern Pacific's establish
ment here, has been appointed train
master and agent at Varna.
Of( to Oklahoma.
Among those who have gone from Los
Angeles to join the boomers in Oklahoma
is Colonel O. H. Violet. The Colonel is
a good land lawyer, particularly well
versed in the United States land laws.
He will open a real estate and law office
in the new Territory and moke a new
assault on fortune. In the fall or next
spring the Territory will probably all be
opened to settlement, and tben there
will be more room for the Colonel to
bring himself out to advantage.
Undelivered lelegrani*.
The following are the telegrams re
maining at tbe Western Union Telegraph
Office, (i Court street, April 20th: D. It.
Kisley, John W. Orth, I. M. Low, A.
Fresh fish dinners a specialty at Santa
Monica Pavilion.
The Sad Samoan Story Told
In Full Detail.
Only the Narrative of Brave Captain
Sehoonmaker Missing—An
Inquiry Asked.
[ Associnted Press Dispatches to the Hebald.l
Washington, April 20.—This morn
ing's mail to the Navy Department
brought two letters from Admiral Kim
berly referring to the wrecking of the
American fleet at Apia.-
The first letter, dated Apia, March
liith, reads:
.Secretary of the Navy:
Sir —"I have to commend to the Gov
ernment of the United States the very
great assistance we received in saving
public property from our wrecked vessels
at this place, from Metaafa Malietoa,
who, without request on my part, called
on me personally and sent some hundreds
of his men to assist our people in saving
the stores and materials from the
wrecked veseels.
"Also when the Nipsic and Vandalia
went on shore, the natives risked their
lives to save those of our men who en
deavored to reach shore by swimming,
and two of them los,t their lives in these
attempts. If some recognition of these
services could be made, I think it would
be appreciated very highly by the
Samoans, particularly as they have so
generously given their services, and in
two cases their lives, to befriend us."
Under date of Apia, March 21st, Kim
berly writes: "The Nipeic was got off
last night, and is now afloat, without
rudder or rudder-post. Her crew is en
gaged in trying to get up her chains.
The Trenton is sunk, the water coming
over the port side of the gun deck at
high water. I think her back is broken.
She might possibly be freed from the
water if we had proper appliances, pow
erful steam pumps, etc. She has no
rudder, rudder-post or propeller, and
lies with the deck slightly Beaward. She
lies alongside of the wreck of the Van
dalia, which is to shoreward of her. The
latter vessel is a total wreck, broken in
two. At high tide the water rises over
her top-gallant forecast, only the fore
mast remaining. We are engaged in se
curing moorings for the Nipsic and in
wrecking the Trenton and Vandalia. A
good deal of what we save might be sold
at public auction to save the expense o'
Btoriag and transportation.
"Our sick and injured are doing well.
It would perhapß be woll to send
wrecking vessels here later in the sea
son to save the Trenton's heavy guns,
ammunition, etc.
captain kane's kindness.
I have received from Captain Honry C.
Kane a royal navy diving suit and ap
paratus, and will use it for all it is worth.
But we ought to have another in case of
an accident to this. I hope the Depart
ment will not forget Captain Kane's
kindness to us in our distress. He com
mands the B. M. S. Calliope, which ves
sel had but one boat. I gave to ber one
of our ten-oared cutters, but he did not
consider it safe to lie there at this season
of (he year. She sailed this morning for
Sydney, where she will be repaired. She
is considerably damaged by the Olga col
liding with her. Almost every vessel was
at one time or another in collision with
some other vessel, and a great deal of
tbe damage that occurred was owing to
this cause.
"If I can save the Nipsic,whicb can be
done if tbe weather permits, I will send
her under convoy to Auckland to be
docked and repaired. Another ship
should be sent here for the purpose of
convoying her, as the risk of an im
provised rudder is too great to send her
there alone. I have still to learn of the
condition of her machinery and propel
ler, but shall be informed in the course
of a few days.
"Very respectfully your obedient ser
vant, L. A. Kimberly,
Rear Admiarl U. S. N.,Commanding U.
S. naval force on Pacific Station."
A letter from Commander D. W. Mul
lan, of the Nipsic, dated Apia, March
23rd, addressed to the Secretary of the
Navy, reads: *In compliance with
paragraph tS, page 38, of the United
States Navy Regulations, I have the
honor to report all the boiler power used
on the 10th of March, during the violent
hurricane which occurred in this har
Commander Mullan, of the Nipsic, be
gins his official report to Admiral Kim
berly by expressing regret that he was
compelled to beach the vessel to save
her from total destruction and to save
the lives of his command. He says the
vessel had three anchors down, and
veered to tbeir full scope as far as possi
ble in order not to collide with either the
Olga or the Eber. During the height of
the hurricane, and at about 5 a. m,March
10, the Olga fouled the Nipsic, carrying
away the whale boat, the dingy and the
port railing of the poop deck, bending
the davit*, etc. A bono 6 a. m. the
Olga again fouled, carrying away the
hammock rail, part of the smokestack,
the steam launch, and the second cutter.
Having lost her smokestack, and there
being no draft, Commander Mullin says
he fonnd it necessary to use pork in the
When the effort was being made to get
the forecastle gun overboard as an addi
tional anchor, the starboard bawserpart
ed and tbe ship continued to drag toward
the reef. Finding it impossible to keep
up steam, the Commander decided to
beach the Nip.-ic in order to save life; so
the chains were Slipped and the ship was
beached in front of the United States
consulate. The gig capsized when being
lowered and seven men were lost. Lines
were then got ashore and all hands es
The Commander then gives in detail a
most formidable and technical list of the
injuries sustained by the Nipsic. In con
clusion he says tbat everything was done
that could have been done to save the
vessel from total wreck and the lives of
those attached to the ship.
In hie official report to Admiral Kim
berly relative to tile loss of the Trenton,
Captain Farquhar, her commander,
states tt at in hia opinion the ship wa
broken in two places. He states that it
is possible the ship might be floated to
the dock with the assistance of the pow
erful pumps nsed by wrecking companies,
but as there are no facilities of the 1 kind
at hand, she will be a total loss. Cap
tain Farquhar says: "I attribute the
loss of the ship to the location of the
hawse pipes. I have several times re
ported officially against their location to
the Navy Department. "Through them,
he further stated that the water poured
in and extinguished the fires, notwith
standing the precautions taken.
After dilating on the action of the
storm on his vessel, Captain Farquhar
thanks Admiral Kimberly for his earnest
counsel, and "for keeping us in good
cheer, particularly when in our greatest
danger, by your good example."
"During these trying days," he con
tinues, "the officers sustained the repu
tation that our navy is proud of. The
crew generally worked well. Lieutenant
Brown, the Navigator, was by my side
the whole time, and, by his excellent
judgment, at one time, the Bhip was
cleaxed of the reef. Had we struck it, I
fear that few of the 400 iiouls on hoard
the Trenton would be alive to-day."
Captain Farqnahar's last paragraph is
as follows: "1 respectfully demand a
Court of Inquiry."
Washington, April 20.—Lieutenant
Carlin, commanding the survivors of the
Vandalia, in his report to Admiral Kim
berly, says the Vandalia was prepared
for heavy weather, in obedience to sig
nals from the flagship. "When the strength
of the gale reached the Vandalia, the
ship waT directly on tbe hawse of the
Calliope, rendering it injudicious to veer.
All the vessels in the harbor were to
leeward of the Vandalia except the Tren
ton. About midnight of the 15th, the
Vandalia began to drag, and commenced
to steam up with few intermissions until
she struct,, the speed varying from
eighteen to fcrty-two revolutions. The
engines worked well, with the exception
of a shoit time when the steam ran down
to twenty-five pounds by an accident to
one of the boilers, of which there were
eight, and they furnished all the steam
the engines could use. At daylight,
Lieutenant Carlin says, the vessels were
seen in the inner harbor to be in trouble.
Tbe Eber soon disappeared entirely, and
tbe Adler struck the reef.
"After the Calliope put to sea," Lieu
tenant- Carlin says, "one obstacle was
removed from our path, and feeling that
the vessel must go on the reef if it re
mained where it was, every exertion was
made to get the schooner into the inner
harbor. The engines were kept going
P.until the Captain was convinced that the
ship was hard and fast. Her head swung
slowly to the starboard. She' began to
fill and settle and her rail was awash, the
eeas sweeping over her at a height of 15
feet. Many attempted to swim, but so
many were drowneo that the remainder
were deterred. The commanding officer
was washed overboard about half an
hour after the ship struck. The crew
took refuge in the top of the rigging,
where they remained eight hours, wtien
nearly all of them were taken off by the
Trenton. The Vandalia is a total loss.
Her rail is awash and she is filling with
sand. There is nothing standing except
her foremast. The sale was brought
ashore, but, aside from that, the articles
recovered will be insignificant,"
In conclusion, Lieutenant Carlin says
the lobs of the Vandalia was due to the
extreme violence of the gale, the great
height ol the seas, the extraordinary
strength of the current, the poor holding
ground and the unprotected condition of
the small harbor, fringed with coral leefs
and crowded with vessels.
Kimberly's official report, which ac
companied the above letter, is quite long.
It gives the details of the disaster sub
stantiatiy as related by the Associated
Press correspondent in bis report from
Apia, but much less fully. Trie follow
ing points of interest are taken from the
Admiral's report:
Kimberly says tbe indications of bad
weather appeared during the forenoon of
Friday, the 15th of March, and at 1
o'clock commenced preparations to meet
the gale by sending down the lower
yards, housing the topmasts, lighting the
fires and raising steam. He refers to the
fact that most of the water came into the
flagship through the hawse-pipes, as re
lated in the Associated Press reports.
The Admiral says all efforts to prevent
ihis failed, owing to the force of the
waves driving out everything used to stop
Admiral Kimberly, continuing hie de
tailed report, gives a list of tbe killed,
which does not differ from that sent out
by the Associated Press last week. He
then continues: "During the entire time.
Captain Farquhar showed great care and
good judgment in handling the ship
through this terrific gale, and never left
the bridge, fie was ably seconded by
his executive and navigating officers,
who did all in their power to navigate
the ship.
"In fact, as far as I could observe, all
the officers behaved extremely well un
der the trying circumstances, and per
formed their duties cheerfully, effectively
and as well as could be desired. This
disaster is classified among the incidents
and accidents inseparable from the pros
ecution of dnty. Its magnitude, sow
ever, gives it a distinguishing feature
which, fortunately, the service is rarely
compelled to witness.
Captain Farquhar has demanded a
Court of Inquiry. No disinterested of
ficers are available here.
_"I therefore respectfully refer the en
tire matter to the Department, and if
further investigation should be deemed
necessary, I should be pleased to have a
Court of Inquiry ordered.
Some of the wrecked vessels were now
in plain sight. The Nipsic was well in
shore on good bottom, with her stem to
t»he seas. The Vandalia had sunk against
the reef. Her masts were standing, and
the tops and rigging filled with men, and
the spray and surf flying to the mast
heads. Tbe Eber was nowhere to he
seen. The Adler was on her side high
on the reef. The Olga had turned for
the shore, and was going ahead under
steam and Bail, and was beached on a
good bottom and in a good position to
the seas. All this time the gale was
blowing with unabated fury. About
6 o'clock we were expecting to strike the
reef momentarily, as it was directly un
der our stern, but, as we were on the
eastern side, the undertow or current
seemed to bo carrying us along the reef
and kept us just clear of striking. Thus
we came on to where the Vandalia was
lying and it was evident our stern would
soon strike against her port side. As we
approached her rockets were fired carry
ing lines, with the hope of rescuing the
people on her masts. This proved very
successful and the men from the main
and mizzen-masts were rescued first.
Soon after we struck the Vandalia
with violence, and her main and miz
zeu-mast went by the board; we then
swung gradually, and settled into a posi
tion alongside of her, just touching the
bottom and our stern grazing a small
wreck on the reef. The men were res
cued from the foremast of the Vandalia,
and thence on, during the night, we con
tinued to beat our bottom against tbe
Vandalia with great force, the wind dur
ing this (Saturday) night blew with hur
ricane force, squall following squall,
with hardly any appreciable interval.
The neas, however, were not so high as
they were further out and we got through
the night without any additional serious
Just before daylight the flagßhip was
visited by two boats manned entirely by
natives, who carried lines to the shore.
This was dangerous work owing to the
darkness, to the sea and the current, to
the reefs and the wreckage, and to the
difficulty of approaching the Trenton on
account of the Vandalia's wreck. The
men were kept at the pumps and buckets
without cessation, with a view to haul
ing off the ship and, if possible, keeping
her afloat. When the gale abated in the
morning the wind moderated. It was
then ascertained that the propeller was
missing. The ship had settled hard on
the bottom and the water could not be
reduced. It was up to the engine-room
platform and rising. Under these cir
cumstances, and in the abser.ee of any
docking facilities or marine railway ap
pliances and powerful pumps, the
abandonment of the ship became neces
sary. Stores were gotten up rapidly as
possible and the people got Jheir effects
"Very respectfully,
"Your obedient servant,
"L. A. Kimberly,
Rear Admiral U. S., Commanding U. 8.
Naval Force on the Pacific Station."
His Bravery commended by the
Late Capt. Schooumakcr.
Washington, April 20.—Tn a dispatch
from the late Captain Schoonmaker,
doted on board the Vandalia, March Bth,
that officer called the attention of the
Department to tbe moritorious conduct of
William Fooye, a seaman. A man fell
overboard on February 22d, and Fooye
jumped overboard and brougnt him to a
ripe, enabling him togeton hoard again.
On the 7th of Match, after a heavy
blow, with much swell in the roadstead,
it was discovered that a rope was foul of
the screw, thus disabling tha ship,
which was then in an unsafe place.
Fooye went under the counter in a heavy
swell and succeeded in clearing the line.
On the same morning Humphreys, ordi
nary seaman of the Vandalia, while
working at the anchors, fell overboard.
He could not swim and would undoubt
edly have been drowned, but for
the courage and presence of mind
of Fooye, who jumped overboard
from the forecat-tle with a rope and suc
ceeded in getting him on board. Com
mander Schoonmaker, in his report,
says: "In view of these acts of efficiency
and humanity, I feel myself in duty
bound to call them to the attention of the
Department, and to ask it to give such
reward to Fooye as, in its wisdom, will
seem to it to be right."
No Diminution In tne Incomlng-
Tide— Communication Difficult.
Arkansas City, April 20.—1t is esti
mated by ranchmen that 500 to 1,000
boomers will have made illicit entrance
into Oklahoma before noon of the 22nd.
These boomers generally strike west of
the Reno trail, ford the Cimarron and
enter the western portion of the territory.
The interest now centers in Guthrie.
It is thought that by Tuesday there will
be 10,000 people in and about Guthrie.
Material for 500 houses has been
shinned from one Chicago firm alone.
The telegraph company is preparing
for a tremendous day's business on Mon
day. It is estimated that there will be
100,000 words of special dispatches from
Oklahoma on the day of opening.
More than 10,000 settlers have crosced
the line within the past three days, and
the coming tide keeps rolling on. To
morrow 5,000 will arrive by railroad and
wagons, if the latest advices from the
North and East are reliable.
A dispatch was received here to-day
by the Guthrie Townsite Company from
Noble, which reads: "The law restricts
townsite entries in Oklahoma to 840 acres
each. Actual cases will be decided as
they arise on application to the district
land offices, after they are opened for
Washington, April 20.—A telegram
received at the War Department, dated
Chicago, says: The following telegram,
dated yesterday, al Oklahoma station, is
respectfully forwarded. "Have just ar
rived at this station, found everything
quiet, and am making such disposition
as will maintain peace on and after tbe
22d. Means of communication on the rail
road wire are inadequate even for the
railroad travel. A communication, in
order to reach me, should be wited
through Woodward to Fort Reno, with
which post I am making arrangements
to establish a line of carriers. Will tele
graph you later, as I receive information.
(Signed) W. Merritt,
Oeorge Crook, Major-General.
Washington, April 20.—Secretary
Windom has directed the suspension of
the order issued by the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue authorizing the sale of
special tax stamps to wholeeale and
retail liquor dealers to engage in business
in Oklahoma. The Secretary's decision is
based on the opinion that it would be a
palpable violation of the law so to trans
poit liquor through the Indian Territory,
and it would be impossible to get liquor
into Oklahoma without crossing some
portion of the Indian country.
Purcell, Indian Territory, April 20.—
The apprehended trouble from the
wounding and capture of the "boomers"
has been averted by tbe release of the
captured men. Tbe Texans have
changed the course of their march, and,
fearing collision with United States
troops, have -encamped about five miles
from the Oklahoma border. The two
men supposed to be mortally wonnded
vest arday now appear in a fair way to
recovery, and, unless through some un
foreseen accident, there will be no deaths
resulting from the battle.
Little Rock, April 20. —The Gazette's
Fort Smith Epecial says: Tuesday last
five brothers named Arnold, who reside
in the Choctaw nation, started with their
teams for Oklahoma. The rumor reached
here late this evening tbat three of them
were killed on the road. The report is
that they attempted to pass other boom
ers on the road, which resulted in a fi K ht
for the iright of way, Albert Ward and
Jones Arnold being killed. It is not
stated wheiher any one was killed on the
other side.
Wichit a, April 20.—The Daily L'agh'»
Purcell, I. T., special says: All day
long the boomers cmtinued to roll over
the road from the south. They come
mostly from the Southern States.
Paris, Tex., April 20.—Deputy Mar
shal Flemingloue, in from the Territory
to day, reports that while traveling in
the Choctaw nation, fifty miles northeast
of this city, in search of a band of
criminals, he came npon the
body of a man by the side of the
« u W L th hls head cut entirely
°°> whl ?h was found set upright on the
other side of the road, with the face
towards the body. There were seven
bullet holes in the breast, and tbe blood
stains showed that the crime had been
committed only a few hours before.
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