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r the Naval Annals of Two
: Powerful Nations.
S:the disaster at samoa
GrapMcally Described in De
tail by SurriYors of
"Wind and Ware.
$ A VERY DELUGE OF DEATH.
The Treacherous Harbor at Apia
Transformed Into a Vortex
T?LLD TERROR ON SEA AJJD SHORE
"As Yessel After Vessel Sank Beneath, the
roaming Waters and Disappeared
From Bight ForeTer.
HEEOIC WORK OF KESCUB Bl KATIYES
The steamship Alameda arrived at San
Francisco yesterday -with, fall details of the
disaster at Samoa. The hurricane was the
most terrible that ever swept the Pacific.
Every effort iras made to save the doomed
ships, but without avail. The Eber was the
first to sink, going down with nearly all on
board. After desperate work, Captain
Mullane was forced to beach the Nipsic.
Collisions added to the horror of the scene.
The natives worked heroically in attempts
to rescue the seamen. Some of those saved
came home on the Alameda.
1SS9. ET TUX WXSTEBX ASSOCI
ATED rircss.2 .
Bast Fbaxcisco, April 13. The steam
ship Alameda arrived at this port to-day,
bringing a complete account of the disaster
at Samoa, as follows: The little group of
Samoan or Navigator's islands, which a few
months ago attracted the attention of the
civilized world by a fierce civil combat be
tween two native factions, and the conse
quent possibility of serious complications be
tween the great powers of the TJnjted -States
and Germany, has been visited by a disaster
more appalling than all of the wars ever
In attempting to effect a solution of the
Samoan difficulty and to protect their re
spective interests on the islands, the United
States and Germany have lost nearly 150
lives and 83,000,000 worth of property.
Host Destructive on Record.
The most violent and destructive hurri
cane ever known in the South Pacific Ocean
passed over these islands on the 16th and
17th of March, and as a result a fleet of six
war ships and ten other vessels were ground
to atoms on the coral reefs in the harbor, or
thrown on the beach in front of the little
city of Apia, and 142 officers and men of the
American and German navies sleep forever
under the reefs or lie buried in unmarked
craves, thousands of miles from their native
The "United States frigate Trenton, flag
ship of the Pacific squadron, which arrived
here from Panama, March 11, lies within a
stone's throw of the American Consulate, a
total wreck. The great hull of the magnifi
cent vess el which steamed into the harbor a
few weeks aeo, rests on the bottom, fast
going to pieces. The United States steamer
Yandalia, which arrived from San Francisco
February 23, is buried ont of sight between
the Trenton and the shore.
One of the First to Go.
Her shattered foremast and smokestack
rise from the water to mark the spot where
1 the gallant vessel struck and lay for 12
hours before the awful torrent of water
which swept 4 officers and 39 men from her
decks and rigging. Her commander, C. M.
Scnoonmaker, was among the first who per
ished in the waves. The other officers who
met their deaths were Paymaster Frank H.
Arms, Lieutenant Frank Sutton, of the
Marine Corps, and Pay Clerk John Roach.
The United States steamer Nipsic lay for
several days alongside the Yandalia, with
her bow high on the beach, and within five
" feet of the water's edge. The vessel, though
badly damaged, was hauled off a few days
after the storm, and is the only warship
afloat in the harbor. Several of the officers
and crew are living aboard.
All of the Nipsic's officers are safe, but
she lost five men by the swamping of a boat
and two others' who jumped overboard were
also drowned. The three American men-of-war
were swept ashore almost at the same
The Grenteit Loss of Life.
It "was' on the little German gunboat
Eber that the greatest loss of life occurred.
The Eber had a complement of six officers
na76 aen. Five men were ashore during
the storm. "When the vessel struck the
reef she sank completely out of sight and a
minute later there was not a vestige of her
to be seen, and all on board were lost ex-
. cept one of the officers, Lieutenant Gaedka,
and fonr sailors.
; The other five officers and 66 men wert.
. either instantly killed when the vessel
. ' crathed to pieces or were drowned in the
- if, roaring torrent of water that broke upon the
jreef. A small part of the Eber's prow was
.,-' afterward washed ashore near an American
v .vessel. This and a few pieces ot broken
wreckage near the point where she struck
, , are the only portions of her that have been
."? seen since the moment she went down.
t- -L- Blown Almost Ont ofthe Water.
"" 5 Jnst on the edge of the reef, about 500
1 !ryards west of the Trenton, is all that re-
gmains ofthe Adler, the flagship of the Ger-
fxnan squadron in Samoan waters. The
EAflier was washed on top of the reef and
completely over on her side. . She has
remained in that position ever sinee, and is
almost entirely out of water.
Nearly every man aboard was thrown
into the water when the Adler struck, but
only 20 sailors were drowned, and all her
officers were saved. The German corvette
Olga is stuck fast upon a wind flat, about a
quarter mile east of the American vessel.
WTiile the storm was raging, and the ves
sels fighting for their lives, the Olga "came
into collision with nearly every other man-of-war
in the harbor, and was badly dam-'
aged above her water line. It is thought
that she can be towed off. No lives were
lost on the Olga.
Escape of too British Vessel.
The only other man-of-war in the harbor
was the British corvette Calliope, which ar
rived here in February and relieved the
Royalist Her machinery was very powers
ful, and she was capable ot steaming at the
rate of 16 knots an hour, bnt she narrowly
escaped going ashore at the same place with
the-Adler, but just as she was about to strike
the reef she let go her anchors, and, In the
face of a terrible wind, steamed out of the
harbor and put to sea.
The merchant vessels which were wrecked
were principally small craft. Nearly all of
them were thrown on thereof near the wreck
of the Adler, bnt one or two of them escaped
with slight damage. One of these was a
schooner belonging to the German Trading
Company, and she was made ready at once
to send 'to Tnituila to meet the Oceanic
Steamship Company's steamer Mariposa,
from San Francisco, so that news of the dis
aster could be forwarded to Auckland, and
from there cabled to Europe and America.
A Beach Strewn With Wreckage.
The beach is strewn with wreckage from
one end of the town to the other. Over 900
American and German sailors are quartered
in Apia, and for a few days after the storm
subsided the greatest confusion existed
everywhere. A large number of men on
the Yandalia and several vessels were badly
injured by falling from the rigging and be
ing thrown about decks by the terrible seas,
and it was necessary to provide a temporary
hospital for their accommodation.
A great many men from the wrecked ves
sels became intoxicated as soon as they
reached the shore. Everyone was drenched
with the rain, but stood shivering in the
storm prepared to render whatever assist
ance might be possible. The natives waded
far out into the surf, where a white man
could not live, and many a life was saved
through their efforts.
Americans and Germans were treated
alike; no theught was given to the state of
war existing between the Germans and
themselves, and the men who foueht the
Germans at Yailele a few months before,
now battled with the waves and risked their
own lives to save their enemies from a
Sain, Wind and Sand.
The force of the storm was never equalled
in this part of the world before. The
barometer bad been falling steadily for
several days previous to the storm, and the
wind commenced to blow Friday afternoon,
March 15, and continued until Sunday morn
ing. The rain fell in torrents, during the
whole time, and great clouds of sand swept
over the town.
Hundreds of people stood on the beach
and watched the awful spectacle in the har-
on and three or fonr anchors out The Tiri
and topmasts were down; and every precau
tion was taken to insure the safety of the
ships, but the wind constantly shifted from
northeast to northwest
The force was so great that the vessels
dragged their anchors all over from one side
of the bay to the other. The seas broke over
the decks, and torrents of water rnshed
down the hatchways and put out the fires.
There was great confusion among the men
on several ofthe vessels early Saturday, but
the officers' did noble.work, and the men be
came orderly and attended to their duties
bravely in the face of danger.
Powerless Watchers on Shore.
Persons on shore were powerless to render
assistance to the ships. Hundreds ran to
the water's edge and stood :n the blinding
storm watching the great vessels pitch or
ditch on to destruction against reefs. The
sea broke upon the reef with a roaring
sound and washed far up on the beach,
carrying with it great quantities of wreck
age. The watchers on shore were submerged
time after time, and many were injured by
the floating wreckage. Great clouds of
sand filled the air and cnt face and body
like a knife.
The' storm raced furiously for nearly two
days, and when the wind finally abated the
scene of destruction was awful. On the
shore houses were unroofed and blown down,
and trees and fences were thrown across the
streets so that passage was almost blocked.
Out of 17 vessels which were moored in the
harbor only two small schooners remained
afloat and these were badly damaged. The
survivors of the disaster seemed dazed.
They had seen friends and comrades swept
away from their grasp and go down to
death, and had expected to follow them as
every wave broke over their ill-fated ves
sels. Long exposure. had rendered them weak
and exhausted. Very few had tasted food
for 36 hours. Many had clung to the
rigging without a particle of clothing, and
all bore marks of terrible suffering. Thj
honses of Apia were thrown open and both
native and foreign residents did all in their
power to accommodate the shipwrecked
Coral Keels and Shoal Water Combined to
Aid the HnrHeane Position of the
Varions Ships The Beginning
of the Fearful Storm.
Apia harbor, where the frightful disaster
occurred, is a little semi-circular bay, sit
uated on the northern side of the island of
Uoalu. The distance across the entrance
to the bay is about two miles. Coral reef,
most of which is visible at low water, ex
tends in front of the harbor, but is broken
for a distance of three-quarters of a mile,
about half way between Mataulu Point on
the east and Mulinu Point on the west!
This break in the reef forms a gateway lor
ships to enter the harbor.
The space within this reef where ships
can lie at anchor is very small, as a shoal of
large dimension's is in the eastern part of
the bay and the western portion is ob-
structed by another coral reef which is
located from 200 to 400 yards off shore and
extends almost from the western extremity
ofthe bay to a point directly in front ofthe
American Consulate, which is situated near
the middle of the crescent shaped town.
A Fatal Beef of Coral.
It was on this inner reef that most of the
vessels were wrecked, as the wind blew into
the harbor from the open sea and forced
them back against it. There is -no nolding
ground at the bottom of the bay, and it has
been no uncommon thing for vessels to drag
their anchors whenever a stiff breeze would
Another great disadvantage which the
harbor possesses is the rapid currents which
shoot about in several directions, the
velocity of which was greatly increased by
the immense volume of water emptying into
the bay from several rivers. The principal
one of these currents rushed along shore,
pastthe point where the American vessels
struck. One hundred yards further west it
was met by a roaring torrent of water pour
ing out of the mouth of the Maisigano
The consequence was that a whirlpool was
formed at the mouth of the river, and a
dozen men who were tossed overboard from
the Yandalia were swept down to this point,
only to be whirled round in the water for a
moment and then be forced out into the bay.
Position of the Doomed Vessels.
The men-of-war which were anchored in
the harbor were necessarily very close to
gether. The vessels nearest to the shore
were the Eber and Nipsic. The Eber was
directly in front of the American consulate,
about a quarter of a mile from the shore,
and the Nipsic was about 200 yards east of
the Eber. The Adler was just ahead of the
Nipsic and the Olga and Calliope were
ahead of the Eber. The Yandalia was be
yond the Calliope, a mile off shore.
The Trenton was the last of the warships
to arrive here, and, being much larger than
any other man-of-war in the bay, there was
no room for her near shore, so she was
obliged to drop anchor beyond the Yandalia,
just within the- outer coral reef. The sail
ing craft were in shallow water west of the
The Trenton and Yandalia had the most
dangerous berths in the harbor, while the
Nipsic's was considered the safest. For a
few days preceding the hurricane the
weather was cloudy and the barometer had
been steadily falling, but no one anticipated
the storm which commenced to set in Friday
afternoon, March 15.
Fat Their Tmst In Anchors.
By 11 o'clock at night the wind had in
creased to a gale, and nearly all the war
ships had their engines working to relieve
the strain upon their anchors. The crews
on most ofthe sailing vessels threw out ex
tra anchors and then went ashore. The
rain commenced to fall at midnight, and the
wind increased in fury.
Great waves were rolling in from the
open ocean and the pitching of the vessels
was fearful. Every man was kept at work.
The Eber commenced to drag her anchors
at midnieht, and an hour later the Yan
dalia's was also dragging. However, by
using fnll steam power, they both succeeded
in keeping well off the reef and away from
the other vessels.
The wind blew stronger and stronger,, and
the rain fell in torrents. By 3 o'clock .the
situation had become alarming. Nearly
every vessel in the harbor was drageing
their anchors, and there was imminent dan
ger of a collision. A panic began to break
out among the men on several of the. vessels,
and they were kept at their posts with the
SCENES ON THE SH0BE.
Wind and Water Invade the Honses of the
Natives Anxious Watchers Gather
to Note the Strangles of the
Seamen The Eber Van
ishes From Sight.
On the shore the howling of the wind
among the trees and houses and the crash of
tailing roots nau arouseo. many persons
from their beds, and figures were soon grop-
- vl" " Sj&eU lo?king l ? 'Zot
oj Eueiitr xruui ue ir-apesu j.ne uae was
coming in rapidjy and waves twere washing
all over the street, 100 feet above the usual
high water mark.
The spray was thrown high into the air
and beat into the windows of houses nearest
the shore. Bain fell like sleet and men
and women who were wandering about in
the storm shielded their faces with small
pieces of board or any other article that
could be used as a protection against the
wind and sand.
The natives seemed to realize more than'
anyone else that the storm would result in
awful destruction. People gathered in
little groups and peered out into the dark
ness across the sen of foaming waters.
Shrieks of .Terror Beard.
Through the blackness of the night could
be seen the lights of the men-of-war, and
even above the rushing and roaring ofthe
wind and waves the shouting ot officers and
men on board came faintly across the water,
and struck terror to the hearts of all who
listened. It could be seen that the vessels
were dragging, as the lights were moving
slowly in different directions,- and apparent
ly crossing and recrossing each other.
Every moment it seemed asthoughtwo or
more of the grsat war ships were about to
come together, and the watchers on the
beach waited in breathless anxiety to hear
the crash of the collision, and to see the
vessels go down to destruction. A little
after 5 o'clock the first rays of dawn broke
upon the scene, and revealed a spectacle
not often witnessed.
The position ot the vessels was entirely
changed; the wind, which was blowing
from the northeast, had swept them from
their former moorings, and they were all
bearing down in the direction of the reef.
Black smoke was pouring from their fun
nels, showing that desperate efforts were
being made to keep them up against the
Clinging to tho Masts.
The decks were swarming with men
clinging to masts or any other object where
a hold could be obtained. The huUs ot the
war ships were tossing about like corks.
One moment the vessels seemed to stand al
most upon their beam ends, and the next
instant their sterns would raise out of ' the
water and expose to view the rudders and
rapidly revolving propellers.
Then the prows would be lifted high in
the air. only to plunge into the next wave
and deluge the ships with a torrent of water.
Several small sailing vessels had already
gone ashore in the western part of the bay.
The Trenton and Yandalia being further
out from shore than the other ships, were
almost obscured by the blinding mist. The
vessels most plainly visible were the Eber,
the Adler and the Nipsic.
They were very close together, and only a
fewvardsoff the little gunboat Eber was
making a desperate struggle for life, but
every moment she was being drawn nearer
and nearer tne reef. Her doom was cer
tain. Suddenly she shot forward as if mak
ing a last straggle to escape destruction.
The current, however, bore her off to the
right and her prow struck the port quarter
of the Nipsic. The shock carried away sev
eral feet ofthe Nipsic's rail and one boat.
Vanished From Sight Forover.
The Eber then fell back and fouled with
the Olga, but neither vessel sustained much
damage by the collision. The two col
lisions, however, had checked the Eber's
progress and she seemed unable to make any
further effort to save herself. She swung
around broadside to the wind and drifted
slowly toward the reef. Awful seas broke
over the little vessel, and forced her on to
In a moment a great wave rolled in to
ward shore; the Eber was lifted high on its
crest and carried broadside ou the reef. She
came down with awful force, and in an in
stant there was not a vestige to be seen.
She struck fairly upon her bottom, rolled
over toward the opn sea and disappeared
Every timber of the gunboat must have
been shattered and half the poor wretches
Continued on Fifth Page.
Its Source and Size Continue to be a
MONEY ENOUGH FOR HIS WANTS
Comes In From Some Place, and. His Tastes
Are Quite Extravagant, Too.
BIB EXILE MAKING HIM A MAETIE,
And the Poof of France Long"fer tne Thus When He
Will he President.
The source of Boulanger's wealth is a
Continental conundrum. The Dispatch
correspondents in Europe have endeavored
to trace the source of supply, but have only
been able to throw faint light upon the
mystery. Boulanger's friends are multi
plying, and the middle and lower classes in
France regard him as their patron saint.
Boulanger is still serene and confident.
mr CABLE TO THE DISFATCH.J
London, April 13. Copyright. For
several days this week The Dispatch cor
respondents in Paris, 'Brussels and Iiondon
have pursued an investigation into the
source of General Boulanger's wealth. De
spite the most rigid search, it is impossible
to, find out exactly where the vast sums
which the General dispenses so liberally
At present this is more extraordinary,
since the output is solarge. As an instance,
take Boulanger's present quarters in Brus
sels. He has taken the whole floor in the
principal hotel ofthe city, and actually has
a more expensive suite than Beaconsfield
had- when he represented. Great Britain at
the Berlin conference. Among the men
who have supplied the General with funds
was Elio, formerly a director of the Louvre,
who it is known, attempted tho life of his
wife. Elio's contrib,utions',are stated to have
amounted tp more than, . $700,000, though
some of this huge sum was collected by him
from other merchants. His abrupt with
drawal .from the movement, however, made
no appreciable difference in the conduct of
the General's affairs. Liberality still
MONET FROM ALL QUARTERS.
At the time when Boulanger was- elected
for Nord and Clarente, it was thought that
he would immediately attain the Presidency,
and this stimulated contributors. Manu
facturers, merchants and schemers of a
thousand varieties hurried forward with
money. They were anxious to gain
the influence of the most promis
ing and prominent man in France.
After this flurry had quieted a bit, M.
Arnaud De Lariage, formerly Secretary to
Gambetta, became a fountain head of sup
ply. The Duchess d'TTsees, who is one of
the countless feminine admirers oi the.
Genera, is known to have opened her purse
strings, and I have information showing
that men who were discontented with the
Government and anxious for political pref
erment have contributed from all the out
Jvine corners of France. Bnt the' souroe of'
the present supply is-kept .secret- .wither
markable success.'' .
I find that CouniDUIon's estate is mort
gaged up to the feet dollar, and that he and
the Conntess are living on the Boulanger
funds. This statement was disputed in one
or two quarters, and I have had it fully
verified in Paris. Boulanger is as amiable
and serene as ever. His belief in himself is
absolute. His hair is turning gray on top
of his head, but Ins spirits are absolutely at
high water mark.
boulanger's army growing.
Any man Who attempts to describe the
political sentiment in Paris undertakes a
task of stupendous complexity. But one
thing is certain-in the .medley of odd and
antagonistic passion aroused there by the
politics of to-day, and it is that Boulanger's
sympathizers are growing in num
bers. There is a feeling that he
is being persecuted and has been driven out
of France for political. ends, and his friends
are buildincr up the passion of resentment
among the people against the ponderous.
court which is trying him. Among tne
poorer people of France the name Boulanger
spells hope, if not prospective heaven. "
During my recent traveling in France I
talked with porters, cab drivers, barbers,
farmers and servants of all kinds. They are
not the men who make speeches, pose in the
papers or have their photos in the shop
windows, bnt when it is time to vote
they are usually recognized. To a man it
was Boulanger "with them all. They be
lieved that their wages would be doubled,
and that food would be half the present
cost when the General gets in. The belief
is deep down in their hearts. Nothing can
disturb it. It is the exile's firmest anchor,
and no man knows it better than Boulanger
A' TAKGIBLE BOLT OP LIGHTNING.
It is Found In a Hazelton House, and
Looks Like a Piece of Lead.
tSPXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
"Wilkesbabbe, April 13. About 6:30
o'clock last evening, during the heavy
storm, the chimney on a house occupied by
Al Houset and family, at Hazelton, was
struck by lightning and shattered to
pieces. The bolt passed down the
chimney, into the front bedroom, struck
the Tollers under the headboard of the bed,
broke that part ofthe bed into splinters, ran
along the bedsprings, set fire to the carpet
and bed clothing, then passed out the win
dow and entered the pavement below.
When the lightning entered the dwelling
it lighted both sides, so that it looked as
though the whole house was enveloped in
flames. The Houser family were
sittting at the table in the dining room, eat
ing supper at the time. Mrs. Houser was
stunned by the shock and fell to the floor.
A neighbor rushed into the house, and dis
covering that" the carpet and bedclothes
were on fire, soon tad it extinguished. A
piece of the bolt'was found in the window
sUl, and resembles.a piece of lead.
ffHEEET IS SDEPEISED
At Being Accused of making Capital Ont
Bis Antl-DIscrlminatlon Bill.
Itbov a staw coitKisrojrnixT.i
Habbisbcrg, April 18. Mr: "Wherry
was much surprised tb learn from The Dis
patch that the Bepublican leaders contem
plate bringing out an anti-discrimination
bill of some kind. He doesn't think,
though, that it can be with the intention of
"I consulted with Itepubhcani,' he said,
''concerning my bill, and consented to hold
it back until the general revenue bill was
out of the wa.) Alter that I permitted it
to remain some time in the hands of a Be
publican leader, who promised to present it.
As he delayed so long, I finally introduced
it myself. "I don't think that looks very
much as thongh I had been trying to make
capital for the Democratic party. My only
object in bringing this measure forward is
to do justice within the Commonwealth by
enforcing this very important article of, the
HARD WORK AHEAD
-For tho Legislators ir They Intend to Act
.- Upon tho Appropriation Bills The
X ' Washington Centennial Will
"'" ' Take Up ninch Valu-
. 'J nbio Time.
. WitOM A STAFF COUBESPONDINT. J
vHaSjiEsbubg, April 13. Thus fax 141
appropriation bills have been reported to
the House. Only .54 have passed finally and
been messaged to the Senate. The general
appropriation bill is still in committee and
Vrill undoubtedly cause considerable
discussion. Under the oint rules noj
bill can be sent from one-House to another
within seven days of adjournment. There
are really only 16 working days, remaining
ol the session, though there are 19 day's on
"which the House will do business. Taking
the larger figures and subtracting
seven, will leave the House but 12
days in which to act on the
remaining appropriation bills and the gen
eral appropriation bill. Counting Saturday
and Sunday as coming within the seven
days of. the joint rules prohibition, if will
give the House; but 14 days in which to
consider thesejervflhportant measures.
Another importairconijdration is that
the jtrip to New Tork must come out of this
time, and Xt will consume the greater part
of a week. Many members think the Penn
sylvania Legislature has too much work
on hand to permit it to help cele
brate the Washington Centennial in
Gotham. It looks as though' these gentle
men were about right, and ft is quite prob
able an effort will be made to prevent the
trip. One thing is' quite apparent, and
that is that the House will have enough to do
to get appropriation bills out of the
way; even if.it devotes its time exclusively
to them, and even if the rules are amended
to further expedite business, as they will be
early next week. Other legislation that is
not very well advanced stands a very poor
show from the present outlook, and the
legislators will have to work hard very
hard between this and May 9.
A HOSrPEBTINENT QUESTION
Ashed In a Sunday School Song bv a Con
fBI-ECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
Haetfobd, Conn., April 13. On
Thursday, Swift, the condemned wife
murderer, whose death sentence the Legis
lature passed a resolution to commute,
which the Governor vetoed, asked per
mission to go into the chapel of his prison,
to play on the organ. He was the son of a
rnusio teacher, and his accomplishments' as
an instrumentalist and singer are responsi
ble for his downfall, as they led him into
saloons and thence on the downward path.
He was allowed to go, in the oom
.pany of a deputy sheriff. Arriv
ing at the chapel, Swift seated' him
self at the instrnment, and for an honr and
a half sang Moody and Sankey hymns to
the accompaniment of the organ, which he
played with accuracy, although out of prac
tice forover a year. The deputy was moved
by the coolness of the man, who in the dark
shadow of the. gallows sang in a clear, firm
"Will any one there, on that beautiful shore,
Be waiting and watching for met"
Swift sang most of the tunes in the book
before he signified his willingness to' leave
HELD UP A WHOM TOWN.
A Gang of Robbers Take Possession of a
LaIkab, Col., April 13. The Southern
;sUgwhieh,amvelxtchsky from Boston,
brings a report that JBill Thompson and his
gang left there last' evening. They had
occupied the town since Monday night
ana completely disarmed the inhabit
ants. Guns and pistols xof every
sort were taken possession of, and a large
amount of cartridges were thrown into a
well. Only one building was set on fire,
and this the robbers were induced to extin
guish before much damage had been done.
The object of the raid was' to capture Dr.
Brown and Editor Daniels, bnt in this they
were not successful, as these gentlemen were
not to be found.
They took during their stay such articles
as they needed from the stores, but no gen
eral pillage took place. They left last
evening, but promised to return for Brown
and Daniels. Bill Thompson has an old
grudge against the parties named, and
swears he will kill them on sight. 'Bill
Thompson is the leader of a gang of cut
throats. that make their headquarters in the
HUBDEEED IN A CHUECH..
An Old Deacon Shot Three Times
Brother Chnrch Member.
rSPXCIAI. TKIEOItAM TO TBE DISPATCH.!
Columbia, S. C., April 13. A shocking
tragedy occurred last night at Mt. Moriah
Baptist Church, Lancaster county, in which
Anderson Mellwaine, one of the deacons of
the church, aged 70 years,v was shot to death
by Calvin C. Clybnrn, a younz member of
the same congregation. Clyburn was charged
with betraying Mcllwaine's daughter, and
last night was brought before the officers of
the chnrch for trial.
During the investigation Clyburn was
much excited, and manifested considerable
bad feeling. Mellwaine said to him: "Cal
vin, you need not get mad, for you know
you are guilty." Clyburn replied: ''You
are. a liar." Mellwaine then struck him
over the head with his cane, whereupon
Clyburn drew his pistol, a s.even-shooter,
and discharged every chamber at the old
deacon. Two shots entered Mcllwaine's
bowels, and one bis right breast, from the
effects of which he died in a few minutes.
Clyburn surrendered to the Sheriff, and is
now in jail.
. THE WIDOWS CHOICE.
An Aged Wealthy Lady About to Harry a
Sproce Tonng Drygoods Clerk.
rirXCIAX. TH.IOBAUTO THJDISrATCH.
BuiTALO, April 13. A romantic mar
riage will be solemnized on Easter Monday
in the fashionable St. Thomas' Church in
New York by the Bev. Dr. John W.
Brown, formerly of this eity, unless the
present plans ofthe contracting parties are
changed. The bride-elect is the widow of
General Gnstavus A. Scroggs, a leading
citizen who held many places of publio
trust, until his death some five years ago.
Urs. Scroggs is 62 years old, quite
wealthy, and a very agreeable old lady.
She met the present object of her affections,
Albert Still, in a Main street drygoods
store,, where he was clerking. He came
from Canada a year, ago. is 23 years old,
ratherNgood looking, and is regarded by his
associates as a-sensible young man. The
case is one of love at first sight, friends of
the parties say. After the wedding the
couple will make an extensive European
Less Iron and Steel Made la 1SSS Than the
Tear Previous. '
Philadelphia, April'13. Tho annual
statistical report of the American Iron and
Steel Association has just been issued. Pro
duction of, all the leading forms of iron and
steel in the United States in .1883, with the
single exception, of pig iron, was less than in
The figufeV are a's follows in net tons: In
1887, 22,781,406;" in 1888, 20,974,893.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN IT?
A Bemarkable Card Trick Performed
in Cincinnati That
BEATS ALD THE HIND READERS.
Emmet Tompkins, of Columbus, Guesses the
Card 0. H. Kellogg
DEAWS FE0M A PACK IS AB0THEE CITT.
Ererjbody Hjstlfled ana So One Able to Gijts How
It Was Dose.
A card trick that excels, anything ever
done by professional mind readers was per
formed last evening in a Cincinnati hotel.
The people concerned are reputable gentle
men, which wonld seem to forbid any col
lusion. As the case stands, it almost stag
gers the reason ofthe average man;
rsrxciAi. rxLxonAM to tot surxTcn.
Cincinnati, April 13. A remarkable
feat with cards was performed this evening
at the Grand Hotel in this city which takes
the palm for originality. Shortly before
dinner a party of gentlemen, among whom
were Mr. Veasey, Vm, McCamnion, Chas.
H. Ilellogg, Jr., and Government Detective
Kopmeier, got into a discussion about spir
itualism. Mr. Teazey took the position
that the mysterious workings of
mediums were but tricks. Mr. Kellogg
thought differently, and Mr. Veazey offered
to wager that he could perform a card trick
that would mystify those present, and one
which they could in no manner explain.
Mr. Kellogg accepted the wager and Mr.
Teazey told him to procure a deck of cards.
Mr. Kellogg, who is one ofthe best "Bos
ton" players in the city, and well versed in
all card games, went out and purchased a
new deck of cards. Beturning to the room,
Mr. Veazey turned his back and told him to
shuffle the cards thoroughly. This was done
by Mr. Kellogg, and then Mr. Veazey told
him tojspread the deck out on the table,
select a card, and show it to those present.
Kellogg drew a card, and, after looking at
it, handed it to Mr. Kopmeier. It was the
four of clubs. "With his back still turned,
Mr. Veazey told Kellogg to replace the card
in the deck'and then pnt them in his pocket.
WHERE THE TSICE COMES IN.
The cards being out of sight Veazey now
turned and said: "Telegraph to any friend
yon may have in any part of the United
States(Kew York, San Francisco, St Louis,
Chicago, or any other place), and ask him
what card yon have drawn from' the deck."
The company present looked amazed at this
proposition, and Kellogg at first took it as a
joke. He was assured by Veazey that he
meant just what he said. In order
that there could be no possible
collusion, Veazey agreed to remain
with some of the guests until
Kellogg should 'go out and send the dis
patch, and until an answer was returned.
Kellogg, instead of telegraphing from the
hotel, walked to the Western Union Tele
graph office. On the way he tried to think
of some friend who lived at a distance, and
the name, of the Hon. EmmetTompkins
snggested.VlfselE. Knowing that a dispatch,
would reach Mr, Tompkins if directed in
care of the .eil House, Columbus, Mr.
Kellogg' went to the telegraph- office and
indited the .following message:
Hon. Emmet Tompkins, Colnmons, O.:
"I have drawn a card from a deck. Telegraph
me immediately what It was.
"Chas. H. Kellogg, Jb."
After sendingjthe dispatch Mr.Kellogg re
turned to the hotel and rejoined the party,
but at no time divulging the name of the
person to whom he had sent the message.
The affair got noised about, and a number
of guests joined the party and breathlessly
awaited tne answer.
Just at 10 o clock a rap at the parlor door
startled the guests, and a waiter entered,
accompanied by a telegraph messenger- It
was a dispatch for Mr. Kellogg, and that
gentleman's hand trembled perceptibly as
he signed the receipt.
A STARTLING EEPLT.
The guests gathered' around him, and he
tore open the envelope. Drawing out the
dispatch he glanced at it and then was seen
to turn pale. During all this time Mr.
Veazey sat idly by, paying no attention
whatever to what was going on. Mr. Mc
Cammon took the dispatch from Kellogg's
hands and read as follows:
COMIMBUS. O., April 12, 1889.
Cbss. H. Kellogg-, Jr., Grand Hotel:
Ton drew the fonr of clubs.
For several seconds no one spoke a word
and then ejaculations of "marvelous,"
"marvelous," were heard from those pres
ent. Mr. Kellogg, who is a devout Spirit
ualist, was completely staggered and he
could say nothing.
Mr. Veazle is a. disbeliever in spiritual
ism, and says: "What one medium knows
the others know; in other words, they have
means of secretly communicating with each
other," and performe'd the trick to show
that what is supposed to be accomplished
by spiritualism requires nothing but mor
The trick was the only subject of hotel
corridor gossip last evening, but no one
could explain it
In the first place, how did Veazie,. know
what card Mr. Kellogg drew, as it was face
down 7 He had never seen the pack be
fore, and Mr. Kellogg says the cards did
not at any time go into Ve'azie's hands.
In the second place, if Veazie did know
what card Mr. Kellogg drew, how could he
have communicated it to Tompson, 120
miles away, as he sent no message? Of
course the first suggestion is that Kopmeier
was in cahoots with Tompkins, and, know
ing the card at the time he sent the dis
patch, telegraphed Tompkins what to an
swer, but Mr. Kellogg could not listen to
this? and claims that it was impossible, as
Mr. Kopmeier would not bind himself to
such a transaction.
GUILTY OF C0NSPIEACT.
So Says tho Jnry In the Case ofthe Barling
Geneva, III., April 13. The trial of
Broderick and Godding, charged with con
spiring to injure the property of the Chicago,
Burlington and Qnincy Bailroad Company
with dynamite, was concluded this morning,
and the jury returned a verdict of guilty.
Broderick's punishment is fixed at one year
In the penitentiary and Godding is fined
The Austrian Empreii Not Yet Mad.
rnr cable to tux dispatch.:
London, April 13. Bumorsays the Em
press of Austria is insane. The semi-official
declarations make her out to be the sanest
monarch inJEurope. The fact of the matter
is. Her Majesty is a prey to melancholia,
which may or may not develop into mad
ness. Dan Lockvrood Resign.
Washington, April 13. Mr, Daniel
M. Lockwood, United States Attorney for
the Northern District of New York, has re
signed. " He three jtimes nominated Grover
Cleveland for office. i
Baltimore and Ohio Employe Kefoie to
Pay for Compulsory Jnsnrnnce A Gea
( eral Dlieharso. Threatened by tae
- Company A Formal Proteit.
CHICAGO, April 13. Several hundred
employes of the Baltimore and Ohio Bail
road were called to the Company's office at
South Chicago, and asked by the officials to
sign papers giving the company the right to
reserve a certain part of wages. The Com
pany's object to secure the money is to de
fray the cost of insuring the employes
against loss by sickness, accidotrt, etc.,
while in the service of the road.
There has been much dissatisfaction with
the workings of the scheme for some time
past, the men claiming that they received
practically no benefit from the payment, and
that the arrangement was a very one-sided
affair, resulting chiefly in a substantial ad
dition to the company's exchequer. This
feeling manifested itself in a unanimous re
fusal to-day by the men. to sign the com
Those refusing, including engineers, fire
men, shopmen, switchmen, brakemeuj con
ductors 'and section hands operating the
division of the road commencing, with Chi
cago and ending with Garrett, Ind., all
were given to understand that unless the
papers were signed by Monday a discharge
would ensue. The only effect of this notice
apparent was the issuance of a call by the
men for a mass meeting, which was held to
night at South Chicago, as a protest against
the company's action.
DEATH PBEPEREED TO WOEK.
A Convict Drowned While Trying to Escape
Another's Awful Deed.
rsrZClAI. TILIQKAJC TO THE DISrATCH.3
Columbia, B.C., April 13. Four years
ago a gang of convicts working on the Col
umbia canal, near this city, made a break
for liberty. Several were killed and the
rest captured. No other attempts
have been made until this week,
when on three successive days one
convict has dashed from the canal into the
river. Of these one was killed, one
wounded and the third drowned. James
Barlow, under sentence of grand
larceny, was brought to the peni
tentiary a week ago. He was pardoned
for burglary in 1886, after serving eight
years. When he reached the penitentiary,
he swore he would die' before he would
work. Last evening he dashed into the
river and was drowned -while trying to
dodge the rifle balls.
Farady Singleton, a colored female con
vict serving a sentence for arson, committed
an act yesterday which will probably consign
her 'to the gallows. She secured a live coal,
wrapped it ina pair of woolen stockings,
and jplaced it under the mattress of a
bed in which two women were lying sick
with the measles. The stockade was then
locked, and these women left alone. Be
fore the fire was discovered they were near
ly burned to death. The criminal will be
tried for her life at -the next term of court.
THE ENGINEER'S DILEMMA.
Fearing an Explosion Ho Damps the Fire on
tho Street and U Discharged.
New Yoek, April 13. Engineer Bald
win, one of the oldest locomqtive engineers
on the Brooklyn Elevated road, has been
discharged. Baldwin discovered on Thurs
day last that the water in the boiler was
low while he was speeding down Myrtle
avenue toward the bridge, and fearing an.
explosion; he proceeded to .draw the fire.
The blazing coals rained down into the
street, and although, as luck would have it,
nobody was seriously injured, the railway
company has not yet stopped paying for
ruined coats, hats and awnings.
Baldwin succeeded in averting a disaster,
and when his train ran around the corner
from Myrtle avenue into Adams street it
went on its own momentum, for there was
not steam enough in the boiler to run a
THE EAZOE E0DTE.
A Greenfield merchant Make a Probably
Saccessfal'Attempt at flulclde.
rf PICIAL TZLEOEAM TO THB DISrATCHl
Shaeon, April 13. Frank Jones, a
prominent merchant of Greenfield, eight
miles east of Sharon, attempted to commit
suicide by cutting his throat in two places
this afternoon. The deed is supposed to be
the result of a long illness.
Jones was found in a coalhouse weak
from loss of blood and with two razors by
his side. He is in a critical condition.
CONTESTS OP THIS ISSUE.
A Gnlde for Rapid Header Where to Find
New and Choice Beading,
TEE Dispatch once more offers its tens of
thousands of patrons a triple part 20-page num
ber. On account of pressure on the news
columns by live business men who thrive by
letting the world know where they can be
found and what they are doing, it has been
necessary to make some changes in the make
up. The most important is the transfer of the
classified advertisements wants, for sales, to
lets, business changes, auction sales. Teal estate
cards, etc from the Third Page of the First
Part of The Dispatch to the Eleventh Page
of the Second Part. The sporting review will
be found on the Thirteenth Page of the Sec
ond Part. The First Part contains all the
latest telegraphic, local baseball and sporting
news, the other matter being distributed as
Part II Page 9 to 18.
Slam's Youn King F. Q. Cabpxxtxb
Nye Joins a flab Bill NTs
East and West (Fiction) Edwaxd E. IUle
Season is Religion Gau. Hamilton
Oulda on the Horse.... Outda
lithe Play Wicked W.H. V
Letters From the I'eopte. Classified Advertise
ments, for Sales, To Lets, etc., etc.
The Drama, G. A. B. News,
Educational,. Military Notes.
A Eerlewof Sports Fekole
Market Bevlew, etc.
Gossip From Gotham Kajtbleb About
A New Aerial lioute... Silsctkd
Fnn With a Camera C. TV. Cantield, et al
Educatlomal Errors Staft "Wnrrin
Some Stage Babies FBANK Fjcbx
.Clara Belle's Chat Claiul Belle
Amusement Directory, etc
Fart Ill-Pages 17 to 29.
Lovely Porto Blco Bxvxblt Cbcxp
A Time of Trouble E. W. Babtlett
"Woman's Influence. .:...... .11ns. Fraxk Leslie
Watch Magnetism .J. H. STXpmasox
The Art of Japan -...Mart GAT HUMnrarxs
Wicked Monte Carlo... Piccadilly
Southern Chivalry Bxssis Bramble
Sunday Thought A Clxbgyxax
The Wonderful BIng E. H. HrnrEicns
High Life in Erin , E. L. Wakemax
The Duties of Life Kev. Geo. Hodges
Fireside Sphinx K. E. Chadboubx
Paris Journalists .......Hixet Hatxte
Come Here, MySnale. ?.... J.W.L. H.
After Crazy Borso CATTACTlCrso, U.S. A.
The Tropics' Queen..., Lillian Brxxcxs
R&S3G- WITH FIRE.v
Jon Repays the Kind-" .
She Pokes Fan at Ella's Personal Appear? y
ance in a Western Paper.
A HOEHErS NEST STIEEED UP AT 0SCB,
And a lengthy Estate Filled With Feminine Stings
Is Drawn Oat.
Ella "Wheeler "Wilcox deeply regrets hav
ing picked up Mrs. Gertrude Atherton and
introduced her in New York society. Mrs.
Atherton returned her friend's kinduessby
writing a csnst'c criticism of her persona)
appearance and printing it in a letter to
San Francisco journal. Mrs. "Wilcox ex
pressed her surprise at this treatment, and
in return received a peculiar letter to which
she wrote a characteristically caustic re
ply. rSFICTALTILEGBAHTOTirEDISPATCir.l '
New Toek. April 13. Somewhat over st
year ago Mrs. Gertrude Atherton camefrom.
San Francisco to take up her residence in
New York. Although she had written
much for the California press, and was the
author of a published book, she came to the
metropolis comparatively unknown. Her
friends and acquaintances here were iev
and it was not until the publication of her",
book, "What Dreams May Come," that th
New York publio became familiar withher
Among others in whose hands fell a copy
was Ella "Wheeler "Wilcox. Tho story won
Mrs. "Wilcox's interest sufficiently to lead'
her to ascertain something about the author.
Learning that Mrs. Atherton was a young
widow and a stranger in New York, Mrs.
"Wilcox sent her a kindly note of Invitation
to-call. The two women met, exchanged
visits, and, both being bright, a friendship
began which up to a few weeks ago con
tinued without interruption.
K1NDHESS SOBEILT BEPAID.
Mrs. "Wilcox was cordial in her praises of .
the young authoress to her friends, and
many were the complimentary allusions
which reached the ears of the young widow,
as paid her to friends by her poetess friend.
About a month ago, however, there was
published in one of Mrs. Atherton's weekly
letters to the San Francisco Argonaut the;
Ella "Wheeler Wilcox is a little mouse-colored
woman, who needs conspicuous, dress to ba
noticed. Her only good feature is a sensitive
mouth. She is very thin, and in a dim light
looks quite yonng.
A New York paper reeopied the para
graph from the letter, and it was not long
before Mrs. "Wilcox's attention was drawn
to it. Surprise filled the sonl ot the poetes3
that so caustic a reference could have coma
from one whom she supposed was her friend.,
Forthwith, Mrs. "Wilcox enclosed itinths
following letter to its author:
Bear Mbs. Atherton Is it possible you
wrote the enclosed item? 1 cannot imagine why
you should wish to wound one who was moss
friendly in' her attitnde toward you'. Mr eyes
are lull of tears as I write. Ihesa thlngs.hurt
me so at first, as much from dlsapooinnneafla
i my ser as from tba personal feeling: I find so
mncn to oe nappy over inat toe pain
does not last lone, hat I never cirs
these thrusts unprovoked, and IJim never ex
pecting mem. ana tney always surprise ana,
pain me. They also arouse in me an impulse)
to retaliate, which I do not care to cultivate.
You must be rich in women friends to un
necessarily wound and antagonize one who was
inclined to be your friend. In deep dlsap-
polntment, yours sincerely.
U.LA WiimSl-EK VTILtOA.
A STILL GEEATEB SUBFB1SE.
But if Mrs. "Wilcox was pained at tha
paragraph written by her friend, a greater
surprise was in stare for her at receiving in
a few days the 1 olio wing response io her
My Dear Mrs. Wilcox:
In reply to yonr letter I must speak with a
frankness which I am afraid will appear some
what brutaL Perhaps I will not he able to
make yon understand that outside1 of my fami
ly and a few friends, people are nothing to me.
My one desire' in life is to be let alone to havo
nothing hinder me In my work. Therefore yoa
may be able to understand that I am incapable
of personal spite or malice; people do
not interest me enough to arouse
either. In writing a letter I pnt down anything
which I think will interest or amuse peopIe,and
having the caustic pen of the CaUfornlan, X
frequently say things which look ngly in print. -It
may console you to know that I hate been
in hot water ever since I took tne correspond
ence of the Argonaut, and have had a number
of veneeance-vowing letters.
It Is a characteristic of CaHfornlans to do as
they please, care for no one, and be careless of.
consequences or criticism. Also, it is tha in-,
stinct of every Calif ornian to scalp. He does
it without th slightest personal venom, merely
because the tendency is bone of his nature.
At the same time, he always gets mad if anyona
scalps first, and I don't think I ever wrote an
article for the Argonaut which did not Retina
into a row. When 1 published "The Ran
dolphs" anonymously, at the insistence of tha
editor, for I signed my name to it the com
munity threatened to tar and feather tha
author If they could find him.
A GOOD-lTATtrEED WOMAJT.
At the same time, I have the reputation
among my friends of being tne most good
natured woman in the world. But tha .mo
ment I take a pen In my hand the ink turns-to
gall. Of course this mental attitude is mis
understood by the public, and one is accused -of
Another reason why my letters are unusually
storm-provoking Is because I detest newspaper
work, and only took this correspondence be
cause my friends thought that the weekly
practice would be good for me. The conse
quence is. therefore, that I am usually in a bad
hnmorwbenlsitdowii to write, and anybody
who happens to drop into my letter is apt to
suffer. 1 do not usually answer letters of your
description, but as you seem to be more hurt
than angry, I feel that some explanation is due
yon. "Very sincerely.
It is only natural that so remarkable a let
ter should call forth a response from its re
cipient. Overcoming her first surprise,
Mrs. "Wilcox penned the following letter to
her tor whom she had now lost all sense of
BEPLTOSTG nr XETD.
DEAR Mrs. AxKERTOif Your peculiarities J
are personal, not climatic. I know a soora of
delightfully humane Californians who would
go out of their way to please and who would
control an impulse to offend without cause..
The attributes you describe in yourself so- '
frankly are not unique. I have found women, J
possessed of the identical traits in great
numbers. In small towns, usually in private
lite. This same propensity to see and mention
the flaw in others cave them the reputation of
mischief-makers and gossips, and always "cot
them into rows," as, you say your
methods do. I think cnltnre and ta!-'-ents
impose a certain amount of control'
on us. The courteous treatment of another ,
and the restraining oar brutal impulses is all
that distinguishes our manners from Ignorant'
boors. You say you cannot control your pen."
Then you need a straight jacket. A person,
who feels an impulse to wound and kill and
cannot control it is usually called insane. All
sane people have jurisdiction over such im
pulses, if they choose to exercise it.
Yon say you ao not care for the opinions of
the people. I do not care for tho opinions of,
people I meet on Broadway, yet I would not
exhibit my indifference by throwing vitriol in
their faces or pulling their noses, even ifI
was paid to do so. nor should I boast of the at-.
tentfon I attracted as an evidence of unique
talent if I did act in this manner.
WE HAVE TO JOSTLE PEOPLEi
iiowevermuch we uisiuce people, we are
compelled to jostle against them in this-world.' -
r a are iui aeic, ana none ox us are responsible!
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