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VOL. IAr. NO. 74.
Grosvenor Tells Congress
We Must Do Duty by
IN THE TARIFF DEBATE
Inter-Oceanic Canal Committee
Will Make Isthmian Hear
Washington. Jan. 11. The debate on
the Philippine tariff bill was resumed
la the house today. Grosvenor (Ohio)
took the floor in favor of the bill, lie
reviewed the causes of the Spanish
war and declared the American people
could not shirk their duty. No more
can they now shirk the consequences
of that war.
4 Enniittr- Mrfln.
Washington. Jan. 11. The senate
committee on interoceanic canals held
its initial meeting in the inquiry into
Panama canal affairs. Secretary Taft
was interrogated with a view of acquir
ing information needed as a guidance
for an intelligent investigation. The
meeting chiefly was for the purpose of
formulating a program for investiga
tion and the discussion was behind
closed doors, although it is the inten
tion to hold public hearings.
Ilork Inland Xot In Tbln.
Washington. Jan. 11. Presidential
nominations of postmasters today fol
low: Illinois. Jacob A. Bohrer. Bloom
ington; William F. Calhoun. Decatur;
George M. Mason. Erie; Abraham 1
Cox, Elizabeth. Iowa. Lyman Boors,
Favor llrpburn Dili.
Washington. Jan. 11. At a meeting
of the republican members of the
house committee on interstate com
merce yesterday it was decided 'hat
ti.e Hepburn railroad rate regulation
):!! rhould be reported ravofabiy. It
will be subjected to one or two minor
changes. however, Represy.uatives
Townsend and Esch, authors of the
lull, reported last year, nav'ng suggest
ed amplifications' here f.r.d thtre. Mr.
Townsend, it is announce I. will make
tl:c opening speech support-!!.; the bill.
The bill will be reported" tomorrow,
and a rule a.sked for which will give
ample time for debate. It cannot be
taken up until after the statehood fight
Is over, however. The democratic
members of the committee also will
bring iu a measure.
Mr. Hepburn's bill corresioiids in
most of its details to the bill introduc
ed in the senate by Senator Dolliver,
of Iowa, and which will be discussed
In the senate committee tomorrow.
Irln-- After 'ar l.lara.
Representative Prince, of Illinois,
has introduced a bill which makes it
unlawful for any common carrier en
gaged in interstate commerce to use.
or permit to be nsed on its line, any
car not owned by it or some other
such common carrier. This legislation
is to take effect from and after the
first day of January. Mr Prince takes
the position that if private car lines
are not amenable to the law as the
owners of such car lines have declar
ed, they are private carriers and tres
passers upon the public highways.
llt oa tnlr of I'iar.
Washington. D. C. Jan. 11. Two re
Iorts on the Isle of Pines treaty were
taken up yesterday by the senate com
mittee on foreign relations. Both re
ports came from the sub-committee,
which considered the treaty, together
with various protests from Americans
on the island .against ratification. Sen
ator Foraker reported in favor of rati
fication of the convention, which would
convey the title of the island to Cuba.
The other reiort is signed by Senator
Morgan, and urges that the United
States is under obligation to American
investors on the island to retain the
title. The variety of views expressed
indicated that it will be some time
before an agreement on the treaty can
be reached. There was a disposition,
however, to dispose of this convention
before the one relating to Santo De
roingo is taken up again.
HART AND TOMMY
BURNS TO FIGHT
Matched for Heavyweight Champion
ship Battle at Los Angeles
Butte, Mont.. Jan. 11. Arrange
ments for a match between Hart and
.Tommy Burns for the heavy weight
"championship of the world were com
pleted here yesterday. The bout will
take place in Los Angeles Feb. 23.
Owner of West Hotel Declares
Several Sacrificed Lives
MIGHT HAYE BEEN SAVED
Ninth Victim Dies from Inhaling
Smoke All Others Are
Minneapolis. Jan. 11. Mrs. Samuel
Speisberger, or Chicago, died th's af
ternoon, making the ninth victim of
the West hotel fire.
Minneapolis. Jan. 11. Although there
were but eight fatalities resulting in
the West hotel fire yesterday, it is al
most certain another victim will be
claimed by death because of injuries
Mrs. Samuel Speisberger, of Chicago,
who is suffering from inhaling smoke,
is likely to die at any moment. All
the others who sustained injuries are
Iilamra Kxeltrui? nt.
Mrs. Wood, one of the owners of the
hotel, is of the opinion several fatali
ties attending the fire were the result
of unnecessary excitement and fears.
She also contends the fire demon
strated the hotel is fireproof.
PAY CASH FOR ALL
National Base Ball Commission Adopts
Amendments to Agreement
Cincinnati. Ohio. Jan. 11. At the
meeting of the national base ball com
mission here today amendments to the
national agreement were sdopted pro
viding that the draft price from class
"A" teams will be $1,000. class "B"
$750, class 'C" $500, and lower classes
$300. All such sums to be paid in full
at the time the draft is made. J. Ed
Grillo. president of the Toledo club,
resigned from the national board of
Presents the Medal.
Washington, Jan. 11. President
Roosevelt has presented Capt. James
Robb Church with a medal of honor
conferred upon- him by congress for
conspicuous bravery at the battle of
Las Guasinmas. Cuba, during the Span
ish war. The presentation was made
the occasion of a brilliant ceremony in
the president's private office.
Galesburg Man Killed by Cars.
Galesburg. III.. Jan. 11. Aid. John E.
Conley. prominent in railroad brother
hood circles, was caught between two
cars yesterday and killed.
DESIRED LIFE PROLONGED TO JAN. 15
WHEN TOLD OF APPROACH OF EN
VERSITY OF CHICAGO SET
LIFE'S WORK D
Chicago. Jan. 11. Private services
over the body of "ihe late Dr. Harper,
president of Chicago university, were
held today at the family residence.
Addresses were made by Dr. Frank "W.
Gunsaulus, Dr. T. W. Goodspeed, and
Rev. J. L. Jackson.
The only persons present at the ser
vices, aside from members of Harper's
immediate famiry. were members of
the university senate and university
council. Public funeral exercises will
be held Sunday.
Chicago. Jan. 11. "Boys." said Dr.
William R. Harper, of the University
of Chicago, who passed away yester
day afternoon, to the surgeons who last
fall pronounced his case hopeless,
"boys, keep me alive until Jan. 13 of
next year. If I die before then I shall
die with my life's work unaccomplish
ed. If I live until then I shall be will
ing to die the next day if God wills
it and die a contented man whose
labor is ended.
"Gentlemen, do what you can for
me. I will do all I can to help you."
And with a smile on his face and
words of encouragement on his lips
the president of the University of Chi
cago was wheeled to the operating ta
ble. Yesterday Jan. 10 he died. His
indomitable will, the fighting wreck of
a wonderful constitution, the unremit
ting attention and the skill of physi
cians and surgeons who battled with
an energy founded on love and admira
tion for their patient, almost won the
battle and held back death's hand to
the mark set by the dying scholar.
And jet, though the coveted span of
live was cut short five days. Dr. Har
per closed hs eyes and folded his hands
satisfied, content, and happy. He
knew that all that could be accomplish
ed had been done, that the seed had
been planted, and would germinate and
bear abundant fruitage.
It was to round out a perfect whole
a trait thoroughly typical of the man
that Dr. Harper wished for life until
next Monday. Ifis rainbow of desire
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1900.
Samuel Humphrey, News
paper Writer, in Se
SELLING BOGUS STOCK
Many Thousands of Dollars In
volved in Scheme Police
Nipped in Time.
New York. Jan. 11. Following the
arrest of Samuel Humphrey, a "news
paper writer." ou a charge of selling
bogus certificates of 100 shares of the
Norfolk & Western Railway company
to a dealer in securities in this city, it
was learned 500 bogus certificates were
printed aud that operations had been
planned on a large scale.
As only four or five certificates have
been discovered, and each of them is
for one hundred shares, with an aggre
gate market value of about $S,000. it is
evident the amount realized by the
operators is very large.
BISHOP SPALDING TO FLORIDA
Peoria Prelate Leaves to Spend Winter
at St. Augustine.
Peoria, III.. Jan. 11. Bishop John
Lancaster Spalding left yesterday for
St. Augustine, Fla., where he will re
main until early in April. He was able
to walk about the station platform.
His sister, Mrs. Sieven, and a nurse
C. R.I.& P. AGAIN BLOCKADED
After Two Days' Respite Its South
western Line is Snowbound.
El Paso, Texas, Jan. 11. After being
open two days, following a week's
blockade, the Rock Island Southwest
ern line was snowbound again yester
day and all trains are tied up. Mean
time El Paso and all southern Arizona
towns and smelters supplied with coal
from the Dawson coal fields are exper
iencing a fuel famine.
Better Business at Peoria.
Peoria. 111.. Jan. 11. Revenue collec
tions yesterday reached $90,(Kjo, which
is near the usual average, and the
shipments from the independent houses
D PRESIDENT HARPER OF UNI
DATE FOR COMPLETION OF
I ED SATISFIED,
for the University of Chcago included
a splendid medical department. He
wanted to live to see Rush Medical
college properly endowed and placed
on an assured financial footing. He
knew that its abundant success wa.-
certain in the future, but he wanted to
know it was done. Things we -e mov
ing slowly and ho wanted to hasten
them. He wished to see with his own
eyes the fruition of efforts in this di
rect on. The actual concrete thing was
denied, but promise and pledge left
him happy in the certainty of fulfill
ment. Short HloKi-nplil-nl Skrt-h.
Dr. Harper was born in New Con
cord. Ohio, In July. 1850. and gradu
ated with the degree of A. B.. from
Muskingum college of that place In
1870. He then went to Yale univer
sity, where he carried on studies of
special character in languages. The
next year he acted as president of the
Masonic college of Macon. Tenn. In
1S76-79 he resided in Granville, Ohio,
as tutor in Dennison university an.il
principal of Granville academy; in
1S80 he was appointed professor of
Hebrew in the Baptist Union Theolog
ical seminary, Chicago, where he re
mained five years. Then he went to
Yale as professor of Semitic lan
guages, remaining until 1891. when he
was elected president of Chicago uni
versity, and has remained at the head
of the institution ever since.
ArrniiK-mrut for Funeral.
The body will remain in charge of
the family until Saturday. It will then
be transferred to the Haskell assem
bly hall on the university grounds,
where it will lie in state until Sunday
after, midday, under a guard of honor,
composed of students of the univer
sity. The funeral services will be
held in Mandel hall at the university
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
body will be buried in Oakwood ceme
tery in this-city. Addresses will be
delivered by President Fanice, of
Brown university, Chancellor Andrews
of the University of Nebraska and
Dean Judson of the University of Chi-
St. Petersburg Anarchists Plan to
Take Advantage of Red
TWO DAYS' STRIKE CALLED
Authorities Ready to Declare Martial
Law at a Moment's Notice
St. Petersburg, Jan. 11. The dem
onstration of mourning to commemor
ate "red Sunday" includes the calling
of a two-day general strike beginning
at noon Jan. 21, and the "reds" of St.
Petersburg are striving to force a con
flict and precipitate a repetition of the
Irmly o 1 ! re Murlial Law.
The authorities are ready to declare
martial law at a moment's notice and
scout the idea anything serious will
The revolt in Esthenia is collapsing.
Prefect of Police Dragomaroff. at Atir
kusk, has been assassinated. The mur
STILL IN DANGER
Resolution Asking for Resignation
Again Before Legislature Special
Order for Tuesday.
Albany. N. Y Jan. 11 Senator
Brackett's resolution requesting the
resignation of Senator Chauncey De
pew was introduced in the senate to
day and made a special order for next
LEN SMALL SHOWS HE
WILL PROTECT FRIENDS
State Treasurer Voluntarily Increases
His Bond from $500,000 to
Kankakee. 111.. Jan. 11. State Treas
urer Len Small voluntarily has'increas
ed his bond to the state from $500,000
to $1,000,000. The .added bondsmen
are Springfield bankers. It develops
that the only bondsmen who became
frightened at the suits started by Gov.
Deneen against former state treasur
ers and backed off Small's bond were
the directors of a local bank. It is
stated that Small . has not received
fees of the nature of those for whose
return suit has been brought against
his predecessors in office.
HEARST BECOMES A HUNTER
Publisher Has One Narrow Escape in
Chihuahua. Mexico. Jan. 11. Wil
liam Randolph Hearst has appeared
here in a new role, that of a daring
lion hunter, lie already has had one
narrow escape while hunting in the
mountains near his mothers ranch
here. Mr. Hearst and his party were
returning after a p:or day's hunting,
when the dogs unexpectedly treed a
lion. Mr. Hearst, who was riding in
advance, shot and wounded the animal.
The big cat sprang from the tree and
rushed toward Hearst, who fired again,
this time killing the lion.'
CASSIE GOING TO PRISON
Officer Leaves Tomorrow to Place Mrs.
Chadwick in Prison.
Cleveland. Jan. 11 United States
Marshal Chandler expects to start for
Columbus tomorrow with Mrs. Cassie
L. Chadwick where the latter will be
gin her sentence of 10 years" imprison
ment. New Postmasters Named.
Washington. D. C, Jan. 11. Among
the presidential nominations made yes
terday were: Postmasters in Illinois,
John C. Baker. Golconda; Joseph H.
Braden, Rossville; Cornelius M. Og
den .Westville. Postmasters in Iowa:
Ellsworth 12. Secor. Buffalo Center;
George R. Lochrl. Lorimerj James M.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington. D. C. Jan. 11. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings iu both houses of congress:
SEiATK The Hfnale disposal of
considerable business, about eighty
bills being passed, leaving only six or
seven on the calendar. Jlo.st of the
measures prant private pensions or
authorize the construction of bridges.
One favorably acted on appropriated
$200,000 for the marking of the KTaves.
of confederate soldiers who died in
northern prsions duInK the civil war.
Then attention was given to the ques
tion of Panama .canal salaries, the pure
food measure and the merchant marine
bill, but without taking action on them.
The senators fought shy of the Moroc
can controversy, and when the resolu
tion dealing with the subject was reach
ed on the calendar jn executive session
was taken at 3:17. p. m. to avoid the
discussion. rne senate aajournea si
3:26 p. m.
HOl'SK Consideration of the Philip
pine tariff bill was continued - In the
house, air. Dalzell Fa. speaking for it
and Mr. Keifer Ohio I leading the op
position The incident of the ejection
from the White House . offices of Mrs.
Minor Morris was brought up by Mr.
Shenoard (Texas). At 5:05 p. m. the
Pullman Sleeper Jumps
From Elevated Tracks
at St. Louis.
FALLS FIFTEEN FEET
Thirteen Passengers Including
General Manager Aboard
St. Louis, Jan. 11. The rear Pull
man sleeper "Harcourt" on a AVabash
train was derailed on the terminal ele
vated tracks at Carr street this morn
ing and fell broadside 13 feet to the
pavement below, injuring seven pas
sengers. The injured: Mrs. D. Fury,
Chicago: J. W. Patterson, Milwaukee;
Mr. and Mrs. J. (J. Pomeroy, Chicago;
Charles E. Sutton. Providence, R. I.;
V. E. Miner, Rosewell, X. J.; I. Re
genburg. New York.
(irnrral luit-r Aboard.
Porter Ram bo stated there were 13
passengers in the car 12 adults and a
little girl. Among the passengers was
General Manager Henry Miller, of the
Wabash, and Vice President Allen, of
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas. They
The "Harcourt" was the last car, and
the breaking of its coupling prevented
the other cars from being dragged
down when it jumped the track. All
the injured passengers excepting one
were taken at their request to differ
Made iret ( rnnli.
The crash of the car as it landed on
the pavement after the fall from the
tracks resounded through half a dozen
warehouses and factories that stand
near the scene. Many volunteers
among the workmen broke open the
vestibule of the sleeper and carried
out the injured passengers. The sleep
er had just swung into the elevated
tracks that skirt the river front when
the derailment occurred, and after run
ning lor a few feet along the ties, was
carried to the westward, broke the
wooden railing that runs along the
tracks and toppled as it fell.
The car landed in the triangular
space bounded by the steel supports of
the elevated road and walls of build
ings facing the levee. The remainder
of the train proceeded to the union depot.
DECIDES TO SIT DOWN ON PRESIDENT
SENATE, WITHOUT REGARD TO PARTY, TO HEREAFTER INVESTI
GATE EVERY MOVE OF ROOSEVELT THAT IT CONSIDERS EN
CROACHES UPON CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY.
"Washington, Jan. 11. There has
been no more important political step
in recent years in Washington than
that which has been decided upon by
the leading members of the senate,
without regard to party, with reference
to the propensity of President Roose
velt to act on his own responsibility
and without refrence to congress. It
has been definitely decided that Mr.
Roosevelt shall be effectually curbed.
Whether this is to be a peaceful revo
lution will rest entirely with the presi
dent. InvetttlKate F.very Ive.
The senate is going to investigate
every move of the president that it con
siders unconstitutional or as invading
its prerogatives, and as a first step it
proposes to inquire at great length and
with'mueh formality into the action of
Secretary Taft, under instructions
from the president, in making the now
famous agreement for the purpose of
maintaining the party of the silver
coinage of the Republic of Panama
with the money or the United States.
'miM-M of Senule Action.
Mr. Roosevelt knows of this inten
tion on the part of the senate. He per
haps does not view it with entire equa
nimity. He was certain on Monday that
he courted a full investigation of af
fairs on the Isthmus of Panama. But
it is a different question when he. him
self, and his secretary of war are un
der fire. But the senate will not depart
from its position, which has been taj
only after several years of deep
thought. It has seen the president do
a great many things in which it felt it
ought to have had a part. It has seen
him recognize the independence of the
Republic of Panama; negotiate a
treaty with Santo Domingo; create a
new system of age pension by execu
tive order; enter upon an elaborate
scheme for the control of the finances
of Santo Domingo and various other
matters, without the advice and con
sent of the senate.
ItrmOHNtrntrd In V nin.
It has remonstrated with the presi
dent and he has paid rso attention to
these remonstrances. It has seen the
MADE A RED MAN
President Roosevelt Initiated at
Special Ceremonies at
the White House.
LEADERS OF ORDER ATTEND
Presented With Resolutions Adopted
Commending Part in Peace Ne
gotiations. Washington. Jan. 11. President
Roosevelt today was made an honor
ary member of the Improved Order of
Red Men. The ceremony took place in
the president's private office at the
White House ami was participated in
and witnessed by many prominent
members of the order.
rrecnled UcnoIii t ion.
The national officers of the organ
ization presented the president with
a beautifully engrossed set of resolu
tions adopted at the national conven
tion of the order at Nashville, Tenn..
last September, commendatory of the
president's efforts toward bringing
about peace between Japan and Russia.
OPENS THE ISSUE AS
TO LEGAL MARRIAGE
Question is Complicated by Two State
Laws and Rules of Method
Springfield, 111.. Jan. 11. Attorney
General Stead has held that ministers
not regularly ordained and in regular
standing have no power, under the
present laws of Illinois, to celebrate
the marriage ceremony. Another Illi
nois statute repudiates common law
marriages. The consequence Is likely
to precipitate a number of serious le
gal tangles over property rights, many
weddings of this character having
been performed in the last year. The
rules of the Methodist Episcopal
church gives power to young ministers,
not regularly ordained but having a
regular charge, to perform marriage
PRINTERS WINNING STRIKE
Two Hundred Eighty Employers in
New York Grant Eight Hours.
New York. Jan. 11. The typograph
ical union last night published the
names of 2M firms in this city who
have granted an 8-hour day.
Quincy Business Man Dead.
Quincy, 111., Jan. 11. Gotham J. Cot
trell. aged Ttl, president of the Cottrell
Hardware company and of the Quincy
Hotel company and director of numer
ous industrial corporations, is dead.
president take the Spoouer law and do
some remarkable things, and has heard
him assert even that he nad the right
to go ahead and spend $10,000,tMj(l
without reference to congress.
So the senate has decided that the
time has come to have it out with Mr.
Roosevelt. Mr. Roosevelt has been in
formed of its intention, if gossip
around the cloakroom is to be believed,
and it is usually very accurate.
LEAVES POINT UNSETTLED
Question of How Far Testimony Can
Be Forced Before Court Martial.
Annapolis. Md.. Jan. 11. After an
attempt yesterday, lasting over an
hour, to arrive at exact conclusions as
to how far an upper class man could
be compelled to testify, as to his know
ledge of hazing incidents, in the case
in which another midshipman is under
trial upon the charge of "encouraging
or countenancing hazing." the court
martial now engaged in the trial of
Midshipman Decatur. -rendered no de
cision, anil adjourned.
FIELD PASSES A GOOD NIGHT
Little Change in Condition of Chicago
Merchant, Who Is III.
New York. Jan. 11. At the Holland
house, where Marshal Field is ill, it
was said this morning he had passed a
fairly comfortable night with no per
ceplible change in condition.
After a conference of the physicians
it was stated Mr. Field's illness had
been diagnosed as incipient lobar pneu
monia. CAUSED REPORT OF A WRECK
Fast Mail on Southern Pacific Delayed
, By a Breakdown.
Ogden, Utah, Jan. 11. The fast mall
leaving here yesterday afternoon on
the Southern Pacific railway was de
layed IS minutes nine miles west of
Montello, by a breakdown on the en
gine. A new engine was procured and
the train proceeded. The delay gave
rise to a report a wreck had occurred.
Taft Writes Letter to
President on Canal
ANSWERS ALL CHARGES
Shows Several to be Baseless
and Upholds Present'
Washington, Jan. 11. An elaborate
and comprehensive answer to the
charges against the isthmian canal
commission contained in an article in
"The Independent" has been made by
Secretary Taft. It is iu the form of a
letter to the president, who, on Jan. C.
in a communication to the secretary,
says his attention had been directed
to an article purporting to have been
written by Poult ney Bigelow, attack
ing the administration of affairs by
the canal commission and yourself in
the isthmus." and adding "will you
please advise me what basis, if any,
there is for these charges?"
'I nk. cm I i 4'uurjtr.
In his reply Secretary Taft takes up
the charge in detail, and produces evi
dence to disprove the ir correct nets. He
emphatically denies tltat positions are
secured through political influence;
shows that Panama was so much more
unhealthy than Colon, that the former
place required attention first, in the
matter of sanitation; that the present
water supply In Colon is sufficient, the
works there now having a rapacity of
NO.OOU.OOO gallons and that lo provide
a future supply, a reservoir with a
capacity of 500j00,(hm) gallons and a
series of stand pipes are under con
tract; insists that tropical negro labor
It r nUMT On Ka-I.
Regarding allegation that laborers
are leaving the isthmus in great num
bers, because of dissatisfaction, Taft
cites the fact there are now 17,000 lab
orers on the pay rolls. As to the alle
gation that dredges in Culcbra cut
were not working to 20 per cent of
their promised capacity, the secretary
says that, there are no dredges within
a long distance of Culebra cut, and
that the instruments there being used,
are steam shovels. Taft says his state
ment is based on facts, obtained by
himself and a 'party of the best engin
eers in the world, after an Inspection
extending over a period of seven or
eight days. Mr. Bigelow was on the
isthmus but 2S hours.
SON HELD BY THE THUMBS
Mother Takes Blame for Torture
Charged to Stepfather.
Sterling. 111.. Jan. 11. Mrs. Joseph
Fulier of Milledgeville. in a signed
statement admits that she tortured Iter
li-year-old son by suspending him by
a rope tied to his thumbs. The state
ment was made in defense of her hus
band, the stepfather of the child, who
was charged with the deod. She says
the boy was only suspended two min
utes at a time as a means of correction
and declares that he is so bad that she
could not punish him in any other way.
So far as known the authorities will
take n action.
M03E RAILWAYS INDICTED
New York Central and Delaware A.
Hudson Must Answer in Court.
I'tica, N. Y.. Jan. 11. The 1'nited
States grand jury lias reported two
bills of an indictment for alleged vio
lations of the law against giving re
bates to shippers. One indictment in
against the New York Central railroad
and the other against the Delaware fc
Young Carlisle Shoots Self.
Mobile. Ala.. Jan. 11. John G. Cur
lisle, grandson of former se-eretary of
the trc-asury. accidentally shot himself
today. It is not thought the wound
will prove fatal.
Received With Usual Honors W. J.
Bryan at Jolo on Way to
Manila, Jan. 11. The britina cruiser
squadron in the China station under
the command of Vice Admiral Sir Ge
rard Noel, arrived here this morning
and was received with the ukuuI for
malities by the naval, civil, aud mill
W. J. Bryan arrived at Jolo todaj
enroute to Sandakan, Borneo.