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VOLUME I. XXXVII— NO. 2.
STEAMER WEEOTT LOST ON HUMBOLDT BAR Life-Saving Crew Succeeds in Rescuing All but Two of Those Aboard the Vessel. STEAMER WEEOTT, WRECKED WHILE CROSSING HUMBOLDT BAR. ; pjßl t. — The w as ■ ■ ■ - tithe I all but two the life-saving : hose w : (ju>t >on. Miip Carpent.r Mrs Carm'uhacl a I'assenj^r. . to this k from a ranch ppostte the < trance to ■ that tin The Weeott was in : San Francisco and tstde all ■ . eto ci • in a dai .it ion tug Ra cue and minutes later 1 • ■ ■ 1 availa the bay which was not in c The tug X and tha* lifel . ned the . with the ex nter Wil aii'l Mrs. ( "armichael. Tl.< of the life-saving A b • ling the dis ■r. \ hne was final LONE OUTLAW BOARDS AND ROBS A TRAIN Holds Up Two Express Messengers and Escapes With His Booty. CHARLESTON*. EL <'.. Dec. 1.-An un known wfalta man. rl<i««»ly masked, held tip the two mrssensrm In a Southern ex jire««s company car to-night, and, under cover of n revolver, compelled them to Klvr up ?17<*i In rash. Kight thousand dollar* in another safe was overlooked liv tin* outlaw. The train had Just left liranehvllta when Messengers Ramsey and Rhodes welt* covered by two revolvers. One messenger was made to stand with his liarxls over his head and the other was compelled to hand over the money pack nges In the wife. After warning the mes «-<'iigers not to put a foot outride of the car until the train had c»t under way jipaln. the robber pulled the bell and jumited off a.* the train slowed up. The conductor saw the robl»ei escaping ••ilotur.vjde the track, but. thinking him a tr;nss>, signaled the engineer ahead. Whf-n the train Rot under way the mes lenß'TK came out and told their story. The car was a combination baggage nrnl exjtress. and the iloor had been opened t<» permit the conductor to reach the bacffaue Fectlon. which won in the forward cad at j&o cor. The san Francisco Call • ly got aboard and the pa-scr.^ers and crew were taken aboard the lifeboat by means of a slincr. From the lifeboat they were transferred to the tug and iught to this city. Rom members of the crew of the W'eeott it was learned that at about 5:30 o'clock the captain headed his vessel toward the en trance to the harbor. The bar heavy, but all went well until a point near the outer end of the th jetty was readied, when a giant sea swept over the steamer, I ing her from <tern to >iem. Water poured down the compan ionway and flooded the engine and fire rooms. The tires were quenched and the vessel, her up per w.rks wrecked, drifted help . le>sly i n the heavy sea. A few minutes later she struck the r- >cks ..f the jetty and each suc ling breaker bore her down. With life preservers strapped about their bodies, the thirty hu man beings aboard awaited the arrival of the life-Saving crew. It than an hour after the steamer struck when the last Mir was landed in the lifeboat. I wo fatalities occurred during the work of the rescue. Mrs. Car- i michael. who hailed from I >re gOfl, was placed in the sling and started for the lifeboat, but, beinp old and feeble, she was unable to help herself. -\ i urcn o f t h e 'line ed her into the sea and she was drowned. Carpenter Wilson was killed by the falling of one of the masts , just as he was about to leave the el. Neither body was recov 1. HANNA WEARIES OF PARTY LEADERSHIP Will Not Accept Anothpr Term as Chairmnn of the National Committee. MILWAUKEE. Dee I.— Mtircua a. Hanna. chairman of the National Re publican Committee, will not accept an other term as national chairman, al though he will serve out his present term Thii much was admitted by Henry C. I'ayne, National Republican Committee^ tnan of Wisconsin, to-day. Shaking of the rumor that Mr. Ilanna would resign Mr. Payne Bald Mr. Ilanna told him he would serve out his term nut would not accept another. Ills term expires after the Republican National Convention, which will be held In June. Mr. Payne said Mr. Haima's health was such as to forbid his taking up the ac tive duties of a national campaign. His successor Is entirely a matter of the fu ture. Sexagenarians Wed. AUBURN, Ind.. Dec. I.— A romantic wedding occurred here to-day when' Rev. Mr. Arlon married Jacob Dawson of ReJ lands, Cal., and Mr« Julia Murke of Au burn. Uoth are past 10 years of age and recently formed an acquaintance upon a train. Dawson owns large orange or chards. They leave to-morrow for-Red laa<ls- .. . ._: SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1899. Several of the crew suffered se vere injuries. (, aptain Burtis was ; badly bruised while rendering as sistance to the passengers. His , injuries are not believe. l to be se rious. Fireman Patrick Quirai of Eureka suffered fractures of both and some*of the passengers were more or less injured, but none seriously. Al MoCann. a well-known Eu rekan, who was purser of the Steamer, was instrumental in sav ing the lives of many persons aboard. He describes the work of the captain and other officers •tremely heroic. Captain Burtis was the last man to leave the ship, and before leaving he superintended the placing of those who had become his charges in the sling and see m- them start safely for the life boat. The first mate and chief engineer stood nobly by their captain, and but for their cour age and coolness the list of fatali ties would have been much greater. Scarcely had the work of res cue been completed when the steamer swung partly around on the rocks and commenced going to pieces. It is expected she will entirely break up during the night. The Weeott was owned by C. A. Doe & Co., and was com manded by Captain S. H. Burtis. She carried besides her regular crew of twenty officers and men the following passengers: Mrs. Cannkhael, D. R. Carmichaei, William Staples and wife, James Gill. Lee Baxter and C. S. Spil lers. HUSBAND ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE Coroner Stops n Funeral and Autopsy Shows the Woman Died a Violent Death. JACKSONVILLE I. iv. , „, .o-day of her ln, s !,a n ,f»,; S charcT^ meat* had been made for Mrs \vim!l« c ". fun.-ral. an order -am.. f,,l , ams hald. ti,i. action w« tAk , i,v r of certain suspicious circumstances con nected with the death of Mr- \viiii»m that had been brought to the at entSn of the State Attorney. Mr liarfrM»n Shortly afterward a warrant was S3l f od for the arrest of John D. William, "So young woman's husband, and ho waasnnn apprehended and placed In the coSmy JaJl charged with the murder of his wife The autopsy developed that Mrs AVI?! Hams came to her death by a violent blow In the stomach, bursting the bladder and rupturing other vessels. The woman died In great agony, but made no charges against any one. The husband refuses to talk except to deny the murder. Williams Is a well-known young man, about town. , BAYOMBONG TAKEN BY A LIEUTENANT Insurgent Garrison Surren ders and Prisoners Are Liberated. STRATEGY OF MONROE W.th Fifty Men He "Bluffs" the Filipino Genera: Into Laying Down His A ms. Spcrla 1 . Dispatch to The r a :i. MANILA. Dec. 2. — General Conon surrendered 800 oincers and men, •with rifles, several American and sev enty Spanish prisoners and the gar rison at Bayombo.ig, province cf Nueva Vizcaya, to lieutenant Mon roe, with fifty men of the Fourth Cav alry. This surrender was due to remark able courage and biuff on the part ot Monroe. He had bin fifty men, and possible reinforcesru nts were far in the rear. He cor inunicnted tele graphically with tb* insurgent gen eral, Conon, stating hat he was r ad to immediately mo^ i the large forca on him unless th'jre was an uncon ditional surrender. Monroe wired south for reinforce ae nts. Twenty four hours before the reinforcements came he went with a small escort to Bayombong and accepted the sur render. WASHINGTON. Dee L— tbe w.ir De ll anything '■' m rml «»tis confirmlag th<- report of the ■ • 1 . • r of General <'<>non and siio men at Hnyomboiiß. but the Information con- I in the preM • Msjmti-h Is believed to be correct A dispatch received from General Otis this morning said that word from General I«awton Indicated that Bayombeui had been captured. It is believed that this re port from General Law ton has been con firmed, with details as to the number of men surrendered. . The surrender of BnyombonK puts Gen eral Lawton In possession of the most im portant place in Vizcaya Province, and General Conon's force of SOO men was probably one of the largest fragments into which Aguinaldo'B fleeing army had been broken. CAPTAIN WARWICK SLAIN 8Y FILIPINOS WASHINGTON*. Dec. 1.-Genera< Otis' i advices to the War Department to-day show that the advance Into the interior Is being vigorously pushed and the Ameri can troops continue to drive back and dis perse tho scattered bands encountered. j Captain Warwick. Eighteenth Infantry. ! was killed In an engagement at Passl. j Hollo Province, on the 26th ult. General i Otis' dispatch Is as follows: "MANILA, Dec. I.— Hughes reports from Central Pa nay that Hollo Province, one third of the island, is cleared of insur gents, By forced matches with two bat- i talions from I.;ibu;ino by way of Callnong, he engaged the enemy at Passl on the Kth I ult. and drove him with loss to the moun tains in detached bodies, rapturing ten Held pieces, of which two are breechload ers, also nine rifles and several thousand rounds of small ammunition. Hughe*' casualties Captain Warwick. Eighteenth Infantry, and Private Daniel W. Hum phreys, Company K. Eighteenth Infantry, killed. He reports his troops In excellent health. He is now converting wheel into pack transportation for entering the mountains, It is expected that he will pass on to Capiz. on the northern coast of the island. "Dispatches from Lawton Indicate that Rayombong was captured on the 28th ult. Trails over the mountains are Impractica ble for wheel transportation of any kind. The troops have subsisted on rice, and a scant supply of that. Mac Arthur's troops have had several minor engagements, cap turing men and rifles. Hell's capture In the mountains Includes fourteen modern ; guns, all In good condition. Over fifty pieces of artillery were captured by troops of the corps in the last three weeks. "The Oregon brought In KM Spanish prisoners from Vlgan yesterday. Ninety four were received by rail the previous evening. Young, with three troops nf cav alry and March's battalion of the Thirty third Infantry, should have reached Vlgan yesterday. "Conditions at Zamboanga are satisfac tory. Additional ordnance was surren dered, consisting of four field pieces, seven rifles and a quantity of ammunition. The natives of the adiolning towns are visiting the city and the native military bands are serenading the troops. The Thirty-first Infantry leaves Manila this evening to garrison several stations on the Mindanao coast. No difficulties are anticipated." INSURGENT LEADER CALIXTO ASSASSINATED MANILA, Pec. 1— The steamer Salva dor. from Zamboanga. Island of Minda nao, which has arrived here, brings de tails of the occupation of the town by Commander Very of the United States gunboat Casting. The revolutionists. In Mindanao were led by Alvarez and Pa llxto. who left Luzon some time ago. and for the last seven months had been stirring up the people, winning a consid erable following. The commercial de pression and the lack of food resulting from the Island's blockade sot the people against the revolutionists, and culmi nated In the assassination, on November It, of Callxto. a firebrand and the real leader of the revolution, by Mldel, Mayor of the town of Tetuan. * " Mid. i. under * pretext, obtained Calix to's presence In Tetuan. and when the Mayor"? guards were stationed, the lat ter tired ■ volley, killing Callxto In stantly. Mldcl at once repaired to the Castlne, and arranged with Commander Very for the occupation of Zamboanra. Commander Very asked that l>atto Man dl. with 000 of his followers, stationed on a neighboring Island, come to 7.am boanga. The following morning Mldel raised the American, flag over Zam boanga. the insurgents offering no resist ance and evacuating the town. The Cas line was saluted with twenty-one guns and Commander Very landed a hundred' '..lue-Jackets and took possession of the town and fortification*. Datto Mandl's men arrived in the afternoon. They were armed with wooden shields and swords and were used on picket duty. Commander Very dispatched the eun boat Manila on November 15 to Jolo to convey troops to reinforce him. A com pany of the. Twenty-third 4 irne n t un der. Captain Nichols, arrived on Novem ber 17, and two more companies followed them shortly. ... Mandi's followers then returned home. \< •■■ 1 . . .■ ■ Alvarez sought j to ' arrange | for » a »ur 4 Unf lpi'fr'i * O" ' < M^vinrt_ ]P* ~f\ r NEXT BIG BATTLE TO BE AT TUGELA RIVER British Forces Advancing to the Relief of Ladysmith Will Soon Encounter Joubert's Army of Boers. THE RED CROSS IN SOUTH AFR.CA. LONDON, Dec. 2. — The week which lias l>een marked by the brilliant ad vance of L«»r<l Methuen's column closes in profound and remark able silence. ( hrders seem to have gone forth from military headquarters in South Africa t<> maintain silence. As there is n<> great delay in telegraphing, de spite the breakdown of one ca ble, nothing else will explain the absence of news. There is almost no new information this morning from any <>f the British i-<mi mands in South Africa. The in ference to be drawn is that the generals are maturing plans, which it would be improper at this moment to disclose. . It is not known yet how the nattle of Modder River was fought; whether Kimberley has been relieved; whether General Hildyard has moved forward from Frere since last Tuesday, or whether ( ieneral Gatacre has got any closer to Stromberg Junc tion. The latest dispatch from Frere states that on Tuesday the Brit ish drove back the Boers, who were trying to destroy a big bridge near Colenso. If this was the great structure over the Tu gcla River, the fact of its being intact is of great importance to General C'lcry's advance. It is uncertain which bridge the dis patch refers to. There arc two, a railway and a road bridge to Ladysmith, crossing the Tugcla at this point. The railway bridge has already been reported to have been destroyed. It is quite likely that this report was false. To make this bridge, which ever it is. absolutely secure, a British force must cross the river and entrench itself on the further bank at the bridge. It is not stated whether General Hildyard is able to do this. Undoubtedly ii the advance troops have crossed the river and entrenched very importani success has been gained, ;mrl a great obstacle in Clery's way has been removed. It is possible that the bridge has been mined and may yet be de stroyed. There is every probability now that the Boers will dispute the passage of the Tugela River by the British column. With White in their rear they will run extra ordinary risks. They are said to be concentrating at Grobler*! Kloof, do>c to Colenso. British movements in the direction of i Weenen look like an attempt to : get around the enemy's flank. Despite the silence, the situa tion in Natal is regarded as won derfully improved. There are at present (juite 30.000 British troops in that district. Reinforce ments are being rapidly pushed to tht front. A good many guns of great range are now added to Hildyard's armament. His delay 1 must be owing to the breaking down of bridges or his relative paucity of cavalry, just as General j Gatacre is delayed by the n< sity of safeguarding Lord Methu en*> communication from Boer attack from the Orange Free State. Sir George Stewart White is still more than a match for his foes at Ladysmith. Much firing was heard from the besi. town in the early part of the week. That no news has arrived for twenty-four hours from Moddcr River may signify that Methueu's telegraph wires have been cut. This does not of necessity mean that there is any danger of his communications being perma nently interrupted. It has not been Methuen's business to clear PRICE FIVE CENTS. the country ««f l;i> a<lversaries, but simply to ,u retr ct t<> Kiml)erlev. From Boer sources comes the information that on Saturday last the defenders of Mafeking made a sortie and attacked ElofTs Fort; that several ambulance trains left Pretoria on Sunday last for the Free State, as though hard fighting was expected, owing to the British advance, and that Fort Tali, on the Rhodesian frontier, where Colonel Plummer is in command, was to be at tacked. No news of any kind has come from Xauwpoort or Qn town. Theßritiah (orces are be lieved to he on the eve of strik ing a blow. Probably they are attempting to catch the Boers — General French with his cavalry operating on the Hank and rear. while General Gatacre attach front. BOERS DRIVEN BACK FROM COLENSO BRIDGE 1 P^, C f.« e 1° th .' New York »"■*'*• Copy. ™*i tV .7*' by . JJ * mt * Gordon Bennett, fii public.! on of thJi dlapateh in prohibit^ &SSSSSSff. ■■■■ the Unlted * lat ml * LONDON, Dm I The Pally Mail pub lishe* ilmm dfspttcba frum its special rnrr»«pon.| • FRERR CAMP. Tuesday. Nov. U -The enemy this morning, while attempting to mow tip boom of a 500-foot bridge at Co lenso. were driven hack by our artillery and mounts Infantry. The main body of the enemy, which returned from Wil low Grange In two column* on our right and left flanks, appears to have Joined and to have reooruple.J their camp near Groblers Kloof, close to Colenso. And to he preparing: to dispute the passage of th» Tugela Itlver. The Boers have been guilty of a great deal of uaelens destruction of property on their .way to and from Wil low Grange/ Farmhouses have been wrecked, furniture hat been smashed and the contents of drawers and writing desks have been thrown out of windows. in on« house, part of the portrait of Gladstone has been found lying In the hall. Appar ently It had been used an a doormat. In another house a portrait of the Queen has been allowed to remain on the wall, though all other pictures were destroyed. All was quiet In camp to-day. Workmen are busily engaged In restoring the Frero Railroad bridge. A native messenger from Major Davis of the Imperial Light Horse, at Lady xmlth. reports that fighting goes on In termittently without much damage: that there la abundance of food and that all In the beleaguered town are In good health and spirits. PIarrKRJfARITZBUIta Tuesday. Nov. ■■•• Nt arrivals here state that heavy guns have been mounted on the hills north of Newcastle by the Boers, who In tend to contest every Inch of the way to Pretoria. It In believed that. General Jou bert will make a determined stand on Groblers Hill. ALLEGED EXPEDITIONS IN AID OF THE BOERS WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. - Application was made by Gustavus Thlellcuhl at the State Department to-day for 000 passports Cor members of the third expedition to be sent from this country to the Transvaal by the promoters of the Duchesse d'Ures Legion. He failed to secure the pass ports. He was told, he Bays, th.it one reason why he could not secure them Is that they could not be prepared before December 21. the day the third expedition would sail from New York. The second expedition, according to Thlelkuhl. left New York yesterday. Some of the men went on a French liner and the others on a British ship. Still others, he says, are going on. the Prairie, which Is to carry.