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VOLUME LXXXIV.-XO. 183.
NINETY-NINE LIVES GO OUT WITH THE WRECKING OF THE PORTLAND IGHLAND LIGHT, Mass., Nov. 28.— (Delayed in trans — mission.) — The steamer Portland of the Boston and Port land line, has been lost on Cape Cod, with all on board. The life saving men, through a blinding storm, yesterday morning at 6 o'clock, heard the distress whistle of a steamer and last night at midnight the body of a man was found on shore. On the body of the man was a life belt marked "Steamer Portland of Portland." A gold watch in his pocket had stopped at 10 o'clock. This man was well dressed, wore black clothes and tan shoes, had light hair and mustache and a piece of card in his pocket bore the words "J onn W., Congress street, Portland." The body of a large woman, without covering of any kind, was washed ashore at Pamet River, but there was no means of iden tifying it. It is believed that the steamer Portland was disabled by the storm at 10 o'clock last night, being unable longer to hold up against the gale, and drifted onto Peaked Hill bars and went to pieces. No part of the ship had drifted ashore and it is not known just where she struck. Boxes of tobacco, clothing, cheese, oil, etc. have been washed ashore, also life preservers marked with the words "Steamer Portland." BOSTON, Nov. 29. — Dr. Maurice Richardson of Beacon street, this city, was at his summer home at Wellfleet during the storm arid corroborated the early accounts of the loss of the Port land, for he saw two of the bodies washed ashore and on them were life preservers marked with the vessel's name. Dr. Richard son was on the first train from Cape Cod, which arrived in this city late to-night. "I saw two of the bodies picked up," said Dr. Richardson. "One was probably that of a deckhand, a man of about 20. He had on a life preserver marked 'Portland.' The other body was that of a stout woman. She. too, wore a life belt with the steam er's name on it. Wreckage is coming ashore for fifteen miles along the coast. Among the wreckage were cases of lard directed to Portland." In addition to the two bodies, Dr. Richardson brought news that at Orleans the body of a girl of about 20 was found. She had a gold watch and a ring marked "J- G - E -" Her watch sap ped at 9:17. There are three bodies at Nauset, eight at Orleans and twenty-eight at Truro and Wellfleet. The double wheel of the Portland came ashore at Orleans. The Portland was built in 1890 in Bath, Me., and was a side wheel steamer of 13 17 net tons burden. Her length is 230 feet, beam 4^ and depth 15 feet. She mrtm valued at $250,000, an ■) is fully insured. TWELVE BODIES WASHED ASHORE AT CAPE COD NEW YORK, Nov. 29.— The French cable company has received a dispatch from its office at Cape Cod. Mass., say ing that twelve bodies from the steamer Portland have been washed ashore at that station. PROVINCETOWN, Mass., Nov. 29.— Two bodies that came ashore at High land Light, and are supposed to be from the Portland have been brought here. One is that of a well dressed man. The other body is that of a woman with only shoea and stockings on. WORCESTER, Mass.. Nov. 29.—Wil liam L. Chase, who with his son Philip was a passenger on the Portland, was chief in the draughtsman department in the Crompton-Knowles Loom Works, and secretary of the Alumni Association of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. TWENTY-SEVEN WRECKS NEAR PROVINCETOWN PROVINCETOWN, Mass., Nov. 29.— Twenty-seven vessels were driven ashore and totally wrecked in this neighborhood. From the majority of these the crews were saved, although several lives were lost. Four or five of the wrecks were coasters, and the rest were fishermen. During th storm shipping was destroyed and the beach was strewn with wreckage, streets were flooded and wharves drifted out to sea. Four ice houses and a lobster hatchery situated at Beach Point were destroyed. The list of casualties includes the schooners Daniel Boone, Mary Cabral, Isaac Collins, the steamer A. B. Nicker son of Provincetown; the schooners f'lara Sayward of Gloucester, Sylvester Whalen of Boston, F. P. Foster and F. H. Smith of Provincetown, and the fishing schooner Unique of Boston. Fragments of the schooner R. Walker of Gloucester and the coaster Addie E. Snow of Rockland, Me., drifted ashore at Race Point this afternoon. Flour, pork, lard and whisky barrels have been drifting ashore along the beach between Race Point and Highland Light life-saving station to-day. Several bodies have drifted ashore near Highland Light, and part of a boat marked "Steamer Portland." The Wood Island life savers made several gallant c-fforts yesterday to reach the schooner Jordan L. Mott, bound from New York to Rockland with coal, and finally succeeded. The Mott put in here on the 2Cth for a har bor, and sank early the same night. The captain and crew of five men took to the rigging. A terrible sea and gale prevailed at the time. The captain, Charles F. Dyer, lashed his father, C. G. Dyer, who acted as stew ard, to the mast. For eighteen hours they were exposed thus before assist ance arrived. When the Wood Island crew made its successful launcti and came within hailing distance of the Mott Captain Dyer said: . "I can hold on. Save my crew. My father is frozen to death at the mast. Do not wait to cut his body down, for the men are freezing." The three-masted schooner Lester A; Lewis, Captain Kimball, from Eliza bethport, N. J., for Bangor with a car go of phosphate and guano, came in shortly after the Mott and Captain Dyer thinks both capsized and sank at about the same ti ne. The captain and crew of the Lewis perished. The Peaked Hill life-saving station reports the schooner Albert L. Butler, Captain Leland. from Black River, Ja maica, for Boston, went ashore one mile east of the life-saving station at 10 o clock in the forenoon. The captain The San Francisco Call and four men were saved. Mate Rath burne. Sailor Offlander and a colored passenger named Wetherburn were drowned. The Butler is a total loss. THREE LIVES LOST IN THE SAWYER WRECK VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass., Nov. 29. Three lives were lost in the wreck of the schooner Sawyer, which was wrecked on the north side of the island. The dead are: Captain Norwood. Cook Anzever. Seaman Lander Ashley. Mate Dudley and Seaman Tapley were saved. The Sawyer, which was bound from Calais, Me., for New York, with lum ber, anchored off Falmouth, Mass., for shelter Saturday evening, but the gale increased with such fury that the ves sel broke adrift and was driven across Vineyard Sound and cast ashore. When the vessel struck Captain Norwood was washed overboard and his body was thrown upon the beach shortly after ward by the heavy seas. The bodies of the cook and the seaman were re covered. The British schooners, Tay and Rondo, lost all their masts and are full of water. These schooners were seri ously damaged. Flora Condon, Hattie Howes, Henrietta Simmons, Morenci, Leonard Walters, Lugano, A. Pierce. The schooner William Todd was fouled and sunk by an unknown barge. The Carrita was wrecked on the east side of the harbor. The Lunett, from Perth Amboy with coal, went on the rocks at Tarpaulin Cove. The Cathie C. Berry is ashore at Edgerton. The cargo of lime of the stranded E. C. Willard took fire to-night and the ves sel was totally destroyed. The Succon set Lightship has been damaged and moved from its former position. - ■ « GATE CITY MAY HAVE GONE DOWN BOSTON, Nov. 29.— The arrival in this city from Cape Cod to-night of a party of hunters has added to the ex citement attendant upon the report that the steamer Portland had been wrecked on Cape Cod, through their reporting that it is the belief of the life savers on the other side of the cape, south of Nauset Light, that a Savannah line steamer had struck on Peaked Hill bars. Each member of the party saw bodies washed arhore at Nauset, and the life saverß claimed to have seen a board in the surf bearing the name "Gate City." The surf is full of articles from a vessel's general cargo. One of the hunters, in an interview to-riight, says that there is a possibility that the Gate City was only swept by the seas and some of her deck fittings were washed away. The Gate City sailed from this port for the south on Saturday. BOSTON, Nov. 30.— Advices from Highland Light on the extremity of Cape Cod, received at 2 a. m this (Wednesday) morning, do not indicate that the Gate City was wrecked off there Saturday night. BLOCK ISLAND IS A TOTAL WRECK NEW YORK, Nov. 29.— A special to the Evening World from Providence, R. 1., says: "Block Island has been heard from for the first time since the blizzard began. The island is a wreck, hotels being shattered and vessels torn to pieces by the storm. The entire fish SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1898. Steamship Dashed to Pieces on the Rocky Shore of Cape Cod. Birdseye View of the Massachusetts Coast From Martha's Vineyard to Cape Ann, Showing the Scenes of the Numerous Wrecks Which Have Just Occurred There. ing fleet of twenty-four vessels is a total loss. The three-masted schooner Lexington of Machias, Me., is lost. The Hartford Dredging Company's plant is gone." The steamer Martello, from Hull, re ports that at 2 o'clock yesterday after noon a wreck was sighted in latitude NEW ENGLAND'S COAST STREWN WITH CORPSES AND WRECKED VESSELS BOSTON, Nov. 29.— The passing hours do not bring an end to the reports of wrecks and loss of life up and down the New England coast, as the outcome of Sunday's terrific storm. From Cape Cod the most terrible accounts of ruin and death are coming, and of these the loss of the steamer Portland, with all on board, near ly 100 souls, overshadows all. The graveyard of the coast, the treacherous bars and rips on the outside of Cape Cod, have claimed victims without number. Miles and miles of coast line is piled high with wreckage, most of which is ground so fine by the waves that identification of helpless craft is impossible. As the fury of the Wind was as great on the bleak sandhills which make up the cape, it will be many hours before all places are heard from. Telegraph wires are down and railroads cannot break out of the snow drifts. This feature is distressing, as much suffering from cold and hunger must ensue among the poor people in the nearby hamlets. To-night the only means of reaching Cape Cod is by steamer across Massachusetts Bay, a disagreeable voyage, as the sea is yet boisterous. Word from Provincetown tells of nearly thirty total wrecks, with the number of lives lost unknown. Matters are improving slightly along Vineyard Sound, so far as means of communication is concerned. The best summing up of the disasters in that section is made by Captain Hard Jr. of the revenue cutter Dexter, who has cruised along the shore all day. He says that in Vineyard Haven hulls are piled upon the ghore, and those vessels which are afloat seem mere shells. The Dexter reports possible additions to the wreck list in two schooners sunk of Menemsha Light and two big ones sunk abreast Presque Isle. The fate of the crews is unknown. Three wrecking steamers are around the Fairfax, ashore on Sow and Pigs Reef. It is difficult to estimate the total loss .of life and damage to shipping along this coast. The list of dis asters seems to grow every hour, and from dispatches thus far received it appears that at least thirty schooners have been wrecked at different points from Eastport, Me., to New Haven, Conn. Eighty schooners have been driven ashore, and sixteen barges, loaded or empty, are aground. This list does not include the thirty vessels either wholly or partially wrecked in Boston harbor, nor half a dozen or more craft which are reported missing, including the Wilson Line freighter Ohio, which is ashore on Spectacle Island. In this harbor the steamer John J. Hill is ashore at Atlantic; the Merchants' and Miners' transportation steamer Fairfax is ashore on Sow and Pigs Ledge; off Cuttyhunk, north; a small steamer, George Chaff ee, foundered at Rockport, Mass. When these are added the list exceeds 110 vessels. The loss of life is hard to determine. It is known that about fifty persons perished in and about Boston Harbor. Reports from other places in some cases state that the crew of this or that vessel escaped. Many, however, state that the fate of the crew is unknown. Some survivors have turned up, and life-saving stations and incoming vessels have brought a few sailors from wrecks. Perhaps a score would cover those of whom nothing is known, not including those who were on board the Portland. THE GREAT STORM. 40.06, longitude 71.16. The vessel was a bark or barkentine. No signals could be made out from the Martello, which was about five miles to the north of the wreck. Soon afterward a steamer was seen going toward the wrecked craft. The steamer is thought to have been a Hogan liner bound for Baltimore. The steamer Comanche, from Jack sonville and Charleston, reached port about ten hours late owing to the storm. She reports that about a mile north of Northeast End lightship she passed a spar standing out of the wa ter and attached to a sunken vessel. Off Martins Industry light two float ing wrecks, apparently bottom up, were passed. Reports are coming in of wrecks about the north and east shores of Long Island. An unknown three masted schooner is ashore on Old Fields Reef with two masts gone. Another schooner is ashore on the sound beach near Miller's place. The schooner Ob server is ashore at Port Jefferson and is a total wreck. The schooner Olive Leaf was also wrecked and will prove a total loss. Darlings wharf was badly damaged. The schooner Everett with a cargo of brick foundered off Shelter Island Heights, and the crew had a narrow escape from drowning. The schooner Reganet was wrecked off Long Beach light. The crew after suffering from exposure and want of food for thirty-six hours was finally rescued in an exhausted condition. The men lost all their personal effects. Three sloops are sunk at Orient. Crew Picked Up at Sea. GLOUCESTER, Mass., Nov. 29.— The PASSENGERS AND CREW OF THE LOST PORTLAND. BOSTON, Nov. 29. — There were ninety-nine persons on board tite wrecked Portland, including the officers and crew. Following is a fkHi of tne passengers &aid to have been ou boaxd when she sailed from Boston Saturday night: ORON HOOPER. H. TRUE HOOPER, . ISAIAH FRYE, MISS RUTH FRYE, MISS MAUD FRYE, MISS MAUD SIMMS, MRS. EZEKIEL DENNIS, MRS. THEODORE ALLEN, MISS ALLEN, MISS COLE, MRS. DANIEL ROUNDS, MISS SHERWOOD, MISS ROSS, MISS EDNA McCRELLIS, C. F. WILSON, HON. F. DUDLEY FREE MAN, D. 0. GRETCHELL, MISS SOPHIE HOLMES, MISS HELENLANGTHORNE, MISS EMMA L. PLIMPTON, G. W. COLE, MISS BURNS, CHARLES WIGGIN, M. C. HUTCHINSON, MISS HUTCHINSON, M. L. SEWELL of Portland. FRED STEVENS, Portland, MR. PIERRE, Portland, Child of Charles H. Thompson of Woodford, Me. OFFICERS AND CREW. HOLLIS H. BLANCHARD, Captain, LEWIS STROUT, First Pilot, LEWIS NELSON, Second Pilot, F. A. INGRAHAM, Purser, HORACE MOORE, Clerk, EDWARD DEERING, Mate, JOHN McKAY, Second Mate, ANSEL DYER, Quartermaster, F. PETERSON, Quartermaster, R. BAKE, Watchman, T. SEWALL, Watchman, W. G. WHITTEN, Watchman, D. WILLIAMS, Watchman, THOMAS MERRILL, First Engineer, JOHN WALTON, Second En gineer, C. VERRILL, Third Engineer, A. V. MATTHEWS, Steward, EBEN HEUSTON, Second Steward, JOHN DALY, Seaman, GEORGE McGILVARY, Sea man, ARTHTJR SLOAN, Seaman, JAMES DAVIDSON, Seaman, PETER COLLINS, Seaman, MORRIS GRAHAM, Seaman, CORNELIUS O'BRIEN, Sea man, schooner Hiram Lowell has arrived with twenty-three persons, the crew and passengers of the British schooner Narcissus, from Boston for Shelburne and Liverpool, N. S., wrecked off Seal Island. FLOODS AND TIDAL WAVE BRING DEATH LONDON, Nov.. 29.— The Vienna cor respondent of the Daily Mail says: Trieste and the districts roundabout were flooded on Sunday by a tremen dous tidal wave, which did much dam age to property and ships and caused the loss of many lives. There was a PRICE FIVE CENTS. violent earthquake throughout the southern provinces of Austria. From various causes no fewer than twenty eight lives, it is reported, were lost. FATE OF CAPTAIN AND CREW IN DOUBT NEW BEDFORD, Mass.', Nov. 29.— The schooner Hattie A. Butler, Cap tain Mullen, bound from Onsej; to New- York with a cargo of sand was drtven. ashore on the rocks at Angelica Point. Buzzards Bay. The fate of the captain and crew is not known. FISHERMEN LOST IN THE GALE OFF PLYMOUTH PLYMOUTH, Mass., Nov.; 29.^The Gurnet Life Saving Station picked up the body of a man this morning.- A fishing schooner was wrecked off Brant MRS. GEORGE O. CHICKER ING of Weymouth, Mass., MRS. WHEELER, Mrs. Chick ering's sister, of South Wey mouth, Mass. FRED SHERWOOD of Port land, CHARLES H. THOMPSON, MRS. THOMPSON and child, Woodford, Me., WILLIAM CHASE, Worcester, MASTER PHILIP CHASE, Worcester, MRS. KATE FOY,East Boston, MARTIN HERSONANDMRS. HERSON, Chelsea, MRS. SWIFT, Portland, HENRY SWIFT, East Boston, MRS. CORDELIA N. MITCH ELL, North Boston, MISS JENNIE HOYT, North Boston, J. M. CARROLL, Lowell, MISS JENNIE EDMONDS, East Boston, MISS ANNA ROUNDS, Port land, GEORGE B. KENNISON JR., Boothbay, Me., PERRY JACKSON, wife and child, South Portland, Me., D. BRUCE, Seaman, MATTB_EW BARRON, Sea man, RICHARD HARTLEY, Sea man, GEORGE F. REPLY, Seaman, F. M. LEIGKBTON, Electrician, J. M. 1/iXLON, Oiler, J. M. McNEIL, Oiler, £L MERRIAM Fireman, T. E. FENNELL, Fireman, C. H. CARTER, Fireman, W. J. DOUGHTY, Fireman, H. ROLLINSON, Fireman, J. E. MATELY, Fireman, W. B. ROBICHAW, Baggage Master, ARTHTJR JOHNSON, Waiter, LEE FORMAN, Waiter, GEORGE GRAHAM, Waiter, GETTLIN, Waiter, SAMUEL SMITH, Waiter, LATLMER, Head Saloon man, COMER, Barber, MRS. CARRIE M. HARRIS, Stewardess, MRS. A. BERRY, Stewardess. The list given above numbers fifty-one passengers and forty eight officers and crew. Rock and eight of the fourteen men on her were saved. A herring schooner was also destroyed there, and the life sav ing crew picked up three bodies. WANT BOUNTIES ABOLISHED. LONDON, Nov. 30.— The Daily Mail this morning 1 makes the following an nouncement: "We are able to- state that on the invitation of the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, some English capitalists have indicated their readiness to en deavor to revive the sugar industry in the West Indies if bounties are abolished. Sir Thomas Lip+.on is prepared to spend 1,000,000 pounds sterling, and It is probable that some arrangement will be arrived at."