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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER; HOKOLUIiU, MAY 3, 1895.
5 LIFE SAVING AT SEA. GALLANT WORK OF THE OFFICERS ON THE WRECKED ATLANTIC. The Stf aaaaltfp CaiTjIaa, On Thousaud u)- Ran on a Back In Ten Minutes the Bui Keeled, Itroke AninMiii ami ank -He- roes of the Keseiie. Oopj rltrht, 18BG, by American Vrum A.-.-:j:i.i tioii. li'K.k rights reserved. J r H h,rs steaiusjiij (lisastors take place out at sea, as was the case with the steamer Elbe the night of Jan. .'JO, or on tho coast beyond the scope of the life saving corps, the situation of the passengers, many of them helpless in tho face of dan ger, Is well nigh hopeless. At such times all flcponds upon tho coolness and bravery of officers and crew or chance he roes who may como from the hold or the cabin. Tho Atlantic, bound fur New York from Liverpool In March, 1873, ran out of coal off Nova Scotia and turned to put in at Halifax for a supply. At midnight the -'JOth Captain Williams, Chief Officer Smith and Third Officer Brady left tho deck, giving the second and fourth officers charge of the ship. Sho was supposed to bo off Sambro light, 3J milc3. Order.-; were to run a certain distance, then call the captain. Ho was not certain of his po sition, hut depended on his reckonings. The prime condition of speed exacted by tho owners, however, kept him from lyin to for daylight. At 3 o'clock Fourth Offi i er Brown gave orders that tho captain should not bo called, as the ship had not run the distance required. An under offi cer proposed to go aloft and look for land, but Brown tola bin) it was too soon for that. Brown then went below to inspect tho steerage, leaving. Second Officer Met calf on deck alone. Mctcalf wont down in tho disaster. Brown returned to the deck about 3:30, and shading his eyes with his hands looked for Sambro light, but could see nothing, ilo could not hear tho 'Tote" of breakers. The ship was run ning at seven knots, or less than half her rato of speed. Sho struck between 3:30 and 4 o'clock, while all who survived, with scarcely an exception, were below in their berths. There were on board 1,000 souls. 50 of them cabin passengers. Out of all loss than half escaped, and these mainly through tho energy and coolness of Cap fain W illiams and Officer Brady, both of whom were aroused from sleep by the shock of tho vessel on the rocks. Brady was locked in his room, tho key i cing in tho pocket of his mate, Officer Brown, ilo broke out, and the first man ho met on dock oried: "My God! Tho ship's gono ashore." Running to the cap tain's boat, he cleared it with an ax and put two women in. A number of men made a rush to got in, but wero held back by Brady, who insisted that the women and children be saved first. The wran gling and confusjon caused delay in launching Some of the men jumped in in 6pite of Brady, and at that moment the vessel reeled and fell on her beam ends, rarrying the boat and its load down. When tho ship rolled ovoi Brady scram bled across the watery decks to the mizzen rigging, then made his way forward, where he saw a rock just ahead. He un tovo a rope from tho foretop sail and the signal flag halliards and sent a quarter master oft' with one end toward tho rock. The man couldn't reach it and was hauled back. He afterward drowned on tho ship. Another under officer jumped in with an end of tho rope, and seeing that he was making headway Brady followed. The two reached the rock and hauled off a stout rope, which they had mado fast to the ropes they carried ashore, beforo leaving tho ship. 5y this ropo about 25 men wen landed on the rock enough t6 crowd it. At this point tho volunteer hero of the wreck gave a hand. This was William Hoy, also a sailor, but crossing in tho At lantic as a steerago passenger. Ho lay asleep in his bunk when tho vessel struck. The .shock seemed to him liko the letting go of an anchor suddenly, and waiting awhile ho heard tho bottom strike heavily. When ho got on deck, ho was confused, because he did not know tho way about the ship and expected the masts to fall. A heavy sea was coming in over the ship's rail, and he climbed into tho lower rigging, al 'ready filled with people. In five minutes the ship fell over, and tho heavy seas washed at least 100 of tho peoplo in the rigging overboard. Hoy, however, main tained his hold and soon saw Brady and his men working at the rope. Climbing forward, ho heard Captain Williams nsk for somo one to seo if there was any communication between the rock and land. Hoy volunteered, and follow ing Brady's rope got upon the rock. Thero wero seven or eight men ahead of him. The quartermaster who first got the line to the rock was hauling tho men up from tho water, and Hoy took bis place, releas ing him, as au officer of the ship, to look out for communication with tho land. Hoy remained at tho rock three hours pulling people up and directing them to the ropo which Brady and others had es- ing angels for the suffering people who got ashore, and through Clancey Brady sent a courier on horseback to arouse other inhabitants on the island and get word to the nearest ports for boats to come to tho rescue. Then he returned to the rock where the situation was pitiful. Captain Williams had remained in bis cabin, expecting to bo called at 3 o'clock, when he would put the ship's head to the southward and await daylight. As has been 6tated, tho call was not made becauso the log showed that the steamer had not made half her run. Ho knew nothing of tho situation until tho vessel struck on Meagher a rock. Hurrying on deck, ho found that the sea had carried away the port boats, and set his officers to firing sig nals ior help and getting out the star board beats. They were all lost when tho ship heeled. Finding his boats useless, Captain Williams set to work to get the people from below into the rigging, the only sate place on the wreck. The hull of the steamer lay completely under water, and only the bow and masts were out. Hundreds of the people had been drowned in their berths, but hundreds more, per haps half of those on board, had rushed on deck at the first alarm. Many of these went overboard in the heavy seas follow ing the ship's settling. Captain Williams first ordered tho boats cleared to save the passengers, but the latter crowded in be fore tho boats could be plugged and man ned. Seeing tho confusion, he ordered the passengers into tho rigging and began to help the women to climb up. Ho ordered the ropes and halyards unreeved to cast ashore and stood by to see that it was done; also, when the first lino had been stretched, to send passengers off first. W hen finally boats sent out from tha island by Clancey and his neighboring fisherman mado for the rock, the captain shouted to them to save the people in tho rigging, where there was the greatest dan ger, and offered .00 for every boatload of people carried from the wreck to the is land. Seeing that the sailors and some of tho strongest passeiijueis were frantically eager 10 get into mo DOOtS when they an- m 1 proacneu anti were likely to swamp them uy a rusn, no ortiereii the nsncrmen to Btand off from the wieck and pick up the passengers who would jump into the ena. rri i a. j i . - , j.iie lutiii uian to leave tie wreoK ai ;-r Captain Williams was Chief Officer Firth. f- . m a ai . -. . . r irtn lert tho decic with the captain at midnight and was aroused in his berth by the shock and sinking of the vessel. Bush ing out, he cleared two starboard boat with an ax, but they were n ndered u I aaa V r - it... ti i 1 1 ..-k f 1.1 iwjo vi m;u int li.i; t:t umi. ltoin' I; lis hold as the deck dropped from una r. he caught in tho mizzen rigging and clung A. 1 lAl. TV on. i i . mere, w mi eoiap iu e .t iv. hen the captain ordered all the people to get into the fororigging as the saft st place, a man and wife, with thek child, in the mizzen near Firth attempted to follow the direc- FITS CURED (From U. S. Journal of 3hS ieine.) Prof. W.II.Peekc,whomakcf a specialty of Epilepsy, has without donbt treated and cured more cases than any living Phvsician ; his success is astonishing. W e have heard of cases of 20years'standingcured by h:m. Uepublishesavaluablework on this disease which he sends with a large bottle of his absolute cure, free to any sufferer who may send their P.O. and Expre? i dress. We advise anyone wishing a cure to addrt me Prof. W. H. PEEK.E, F. I., 4 Cedar Bb, New York. Ladies' Column. Did you notice that we made no mention of the ar rival of the goods purchased for us by Mrs. Fbeimann while on her recent trip East ? There was a reason for it, and a simple enough one too, if vou will only stop to think. You knew and everybody else knew that we were going to bring something into this market that was new and catchy. There was no need to advertise it, the judicious buy- n tt 11 1 11 ers oi Jionoiuiu waxen tne arrival of our goods, they know that if there is anything nice to be had we get it, in fact that we set the pace on New Goods, Stylish Goods, at prices that are just right. This week, in addition to the Old pieces of Furniture made highly decorative by an application of our ART ENAMEL PAINTS No skill is required ami one can iret any shade wanted. Tissue Paper, Asbestos Paper ! Wires hand. for paper flower work now on Picture Framing 1 LAR3C ELECTED 7 FAT ARLFULLY ELECTED " AND PACKED ; wmUII spcci -al we 11 il 1 111 in , VMofli "uneTVial will prov? their rreriF IN ALLY FOP THE CAN 5 Acf VI RY lAQfct ASij CONTAIN M0DC 0Y6TLRS THAN TlCtfr OF OTH' I BCAMt . 1 J Is our specialty for stantly receiving mouldings. wnxen we are con-j new designs in We are now ofl'ering something first-clas in Colored Photos. KING 3857 HOTEL STREET. are going to f f tions. heavy bkapv a life l:m: to the hock. tablished across the space between rock and shore. When the. rock became bo crowded that it would hold no more, he went on ihorv and performed tho same service there for three hours. Many of the passengers were benumbed with cold or helpless from (right. Brady Was the first man to reach land. When he saw that the line from the wreck to the rock was working well, knowing that all could not find refuge on the rock, he stretched a rope iotlie island, 100 yards distant, meanwhile Bending men to the ship for more line. Four lines wero brought into use between the wreck and the rocks. Reafthina th ImIatmI. Rradv mada his line last and ran toward tnc hut of a fisherman named Clancey. Clan- pflv n;J Ma ?sntr!itr Tirnverl tho minifiter- C ATTAIN J. A. WILLIAMS. The child was carried away by a sea, and tho wifo encouraged her husband to go forward and save himself and loavo her to her fato. He went alone, and Firth, getting firm hold of the worn an, secured her in the rigging, determined to stand by hor to the last. Several who attempted to cross to the fororigging were lost, but a few got over, until only Firth, the woman and a lad remained. The boy was finally washed off ns the sea rose, but he swam gallantly to a fishing boat and was saved. By that time Firlh, who was scantily clothed and soaked through with tho chill ing wator and spray which beat all about him, had become quite helpless. Yet he mado no effort to save himself until tho woman by his side perished from stiff cr ine and exDosure. Firth then began to signal the boats to como to him and was finally saved by the pluck of tho second volunteer hero of tho day, Kev. Mr. An clont, an island missionary. While look ing after the saved from the boats he saw Firth and the woman and boy in tho rig ging and asked why they wero not saved. "You cannot get them when you are alongside," was the answer. Put me on board, and I will get them, ' ' said he. I our fishermen rowed him out to tho wreck, but thinking it was certain death to board her refused to put him on. 'If I am drowned, you are not respon sible. Put me on board, " 6aid he. At that tho boy fell and was picked up, and the boat steered for land. Once more tho missionary prevailed on the men to row him off. The ship's side was at an angle of SO degrees, but he climbed it skillfully. After some difficulty he got a line around Firth, with one end fast, and led and dragged him along the rail to tho main rigging, then down the ship's side to the boat. All this was done by the single rescuer unaided, for the fishermen staid in their skiff, and Firth was helpless from cold and almost out of his wits. Altogether the saved numbered 44:2. That so many escaped from a ship which sank to her cabin tops within ten minutes after striking was due to the officers alone. The forecastle crew did nothing. George L. Kilmer. The Hotel Night Clerk. It has always been a source of wonder among outsiders that tho night clerk should not be one of the highest salaried officials of a hotel, instead of being, as he actually is, one of the worst paid. Cer tainly no day functionary except the man ager "has so much responsibility, and even tho manager is less likely to be caught without adequate means to act. Tho night clerk is proprietor, manager and superin tendent combined during the most critical hours of the 24 and yet ranks in pay and preferment far below the room clerks. In quiries of practical men have never elicit ed any satisfactory explanation of this, the stock answer being that tho night clerk is often merely regarded as a watchman. Hotel Mail. Society's Jargon. It is strange anybody will indulge in 6C vulgar an expression as " 12 o'clock" when 'high noon" is at every one's service. Boston Transeript. Any special design for rubber stamps engraved to order at the Gazette office. regular run, we make a hole in our pile of COMFORTERS ! COMFORTERS While the counters loaded up with COLORED COTTON DUCKS, COLORED COTTON DUCKS, and PIQUE, PIQUE, PIQUE, will also be an attractive feature. Nestlc's Milk Food for infants has, during 25 years, grown in favor with both doctors and mothers throughout the world, and is now un questionably not oaly the best subtitute for mothers' milk, but the food which agrees with the largest percentage of infants. It gives strength and stamina to resist the weakening effects of hot weather, and has saved the lives of thousands of infants. To any mother sending her address, and mentioning this paper, we will send samples and description of Leslie's Food. Thos. Let ming & Co., Sole Ag'ts, 2 Murray St., Ji. T. The Agency for NESTLE'S MIL.K FOOD is vttii the Hoilister Drug Company, Limited 523 Fort Street, Honolnlu, H. I. THAT YOUNG MAN B. F. EHLERS & CO. S0N1ETTE i t "The best Corset in the world for the money. 10"Come and LOOK AT THEM, TAKE THEM HOME, TRY THE3I OK! And return them if they don't suit you. These Corsets are made in style to fit and suit every body and their purses. They are in forty-seven dif ferent styles and range in price from $1 to $5 per pair. Ask to see the Extra Long- Waist Sonnette for $2.25, They can't be beaten. If you can't get Corsets long enough, remember you can get the "Sonnette" with six HOOKS. Should you want a Corset With REAL WHALE BONE, get the "Sonnette.'' Anyway come in and see them. Doesn't look embarrassed. He is looking forward toward a pleasant evening. He knows his dress is exactly what it should be as the suit was made by us. Just in The latest in Suitings and Trouserings, imported direct from Eng land and France. Big cut in prices. MEDEIROS & CO., 8, Decker, Manager. Hotel street, opposite King B-os. WING WO TAI & CO., HATE RECEIVE!) EX BAJ4K UN A LARGE INVOICE OK ' KATTAN CHAIRS ! AND lounges 3S73 Note That the War Is over, and it is the duty of every citizen to support the existing form of govern ment. Although things may not move with the cordialty that would insure an everlasting peace, still they may be al lowed to subside into that indifference without animosity, tnat would allow either party to work out their best interests. All things considered it may be for the best, but time, the only arbitrator in such caeep, must alone decide that. J. Q. STEWART is a plumber, and will do your work in a shape and at figures that will eive satisfaction. 3949-tf 15 BETHEL STREET. CHALK TALK ! Chalk marks property made on cloth to conform with your iigure, are sure to give you a fit. I guarantee to lit you in pants or suits or we don't want your trade. MfJkWmGive me a trial and you will come again. C. AKIMA, 355 46 Nnnann Htreet. Read This ! H. E. McINTYRE & BRO., EAST CORNER FORT AND KING STREETS IMPORTERS AND HEALKKS IN Groceries, Provisions and Peed. o New and Fiesh Goods received by every packet from California, Eastern States, and European Markets. 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Honolnla. H.T. EVERYBODY KNOWS Geo. W. Lincoln but Still Prepared to Build Anything from House to a New Is Burned Out, Superintend or a One-roomed City Hall. All Orders Left With John Nott, King Street, Will be promptly Attended to.