The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, February 12, 1895, Image 1

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Representative Moore's House 15 ill
Covered with liristles.
Sir. O'Molley Introduces a Measure Cull
ing fur an Appropriation of $.'5,000.
Sew Circuit Court Hill A .Min
ing Deportment Scheme.
Special to the Soranton Tribune.
HaiTlsburg,Pu.,Feb. 11. In the house
tonight Mr. O'Mulli'y invsi'tited bills
providing that territory umiext-il to
cities of the third-class shall consti
tute part of the poor district and Bchool
districts of such cities. The object of
these acts is to 1i-Iiik the recently im
nexed portion of Carbomhilc under the
previsions of the poor and school laws
of Oarbondale city. There are at pres
ent uboula 2.000 people who are annexed
to that city and have no means for
providing education for their children
or provisions for the care and support
of the Indigent. While the part an
nexed comes under the control Of the
municipal government there seems to
be some doubt as to whether they are
part of the city or township school and
poor districts. The acts, if passed, will
give them a legal status and settle the
Mr. O'SIalley also presented a bill
appropriating $J5.000 to assist In thp
erection of the new home for the friend
less at North Park. Scran ton. lie Is
working assiduously to secure the $12,
000 appropriation for the I'arbondule
hospital, and the bill introduced this
evening will have no effeot on the Oar
bondale appropriation.
-Mr. .Moore's .Measure.
ItepresentativeMoore. of Bradford,
the leader of the Granger element on
the Moor of the house, has succeeded in
getting through the house a bill which
is not even satisfactory to all the farm
ers. It will likely suffer tho well merit
ed fate of the ax on the senate side.
The bill makes It unlawful for a person
to even reach over a farmer's fence and
pluck a blackberry. Walking over a
faryn or shying a stone at the brown
chestnut burr, is also provided for by
n heavy tine. If this bill were to be
come a law all the pleasure of goln?
to the country for the city folk would
be destroyed. It would be impossible
to wander through the lanes and fields
without first getting the permission of
the owners, and they might live miles
away from their property.
If the house concurs In a resolution
lately presented to U by irrepressible
John Fow, of Philadelphia, another
paternalistic triumph will have been
achieved. That resolution asked for
the appointmnt of a committee to con
fer with the board of public buildings
and grounds on the advisability of
putting in its own heat and light plant.
He produced figures furnished by the
auditor general showing that the state j
pays about SXG04 a year for light ,
and nearly as much for heat.
(governor Hastings was at first dis-
posed to be against the visitation of
the various Institutions receiving state j
old by the committees on nppropria- j
tions, but he Is understood to have j
changed his mind. Whn It was pie-
pented to him that a personal inspoe- j his money and then he was ashamed to
tlon of the hospitals and other instl- j go home. His relatives did everything
tuiions was necessary to an Intelligent in their power to locate him, but wlth
diseharge of the duties of the commit- out avail.
tees, he was convinced, and it may be 'j10 wife .Married Again.
safely asserted that the Inspections of I
the sub-committee will be more rigid
than ever before. There will be a
flitting down of appropriations to cer
tain favored Institutions that have for
Several years been getting the lion's
New Circuit Court Hill.
Another circuit court bill has been in
troduced, this time by Senator Mc
Carrell. Instead of establishing six
rlous common ideas Judges, as In the ;
Brower bill, it proposes one separate
court of five or seven J.idges. It Is
.itnlun.lLvl thnf thlu lina mnn7
advantages over the other, the principal :
one being that it would insure a uni
formity of decisions. Senator Br.:ver,
who Introduced his bill by request, has
&vn,noaurl Vilmcxilf n a Kiiira f :t V"fn ),la ...
the bill than to his own. The !
Indications are that both will be sent j
back to the committee and a new bill
framed containing the best features of
both tho present bills.
Under existing laws the various mine I
Inspectors have practically no responsi
ble head, and the bill which Is lein?
fathered by Senator Coyle, of Schuyl
kill, is Intended to remedy that defect
by the creation of a mining department
under the charge of the commissioner
of mines at a salary of $.",noo. He will
be appointed by the governor for a
term of four years. He Is authorized to
employ not more than five clerks, one of
whom shall be designated as his deputy
and receive a salary of $2,.".00. The
other clerks are to be paid salaries of
$1,500 each. The mine Inspector will
bo appointed as under the present law.
nd shall not exceed In number forty
for the entire state, with salaries as at
present of $.1,000. each. The proposed
commissioner of mining Is to have full
power' to enforce the mining laws of the
state, and Is given authority to enter
any mine at any time for a thorough In
spection and Investigation. He will
have full control over the various mine
Inspectors, and Is to see that they de
vote their whole time to the work for
which they are paid.
The governor informed the senate
that he has signed the resolution for
the appointment of a committee to in
vestigate the Nonistown and Wurnera
vllle hospitals.
1 Hills Introduced.
The house met at 8 o'clock. Among
the house bills read In place were the
Mr. jStlneman, Cambria Permitting
disabled soldiers, who are peddlers, to
canvass for or solicit orders and de
aivcr goods without being owners of
Mr. Grigsby, Lawrence Providing
that In ftll public processions no ling
except that of the United States shall
be carried, and that no flag except the
'Stars and Stripes Bhall be Moated from
any public or private building unless
occupied by a foreign minister.
Mr. Kratz, Montgomery Providing
for the appointment of a commission to
purchase the histories of various regl
cenU of Pennsylvania volunteers who
served during the rebellion and appro
priating $20,000 therefor.
The negative bill introduced by Mr.
Kocht. of Union, was placed on the
culendar by a vote of 150 to 3. It in
creases the amount of preferred claims
of laborers, mechanics and Working
girls from $200 to $500 and the limit
from six months to one year.
Miss lloerccker, the Only Wotuun Saved
from the I I ho, .Meets the Queen.
l!y tho United Press.
London, Feb. U. Miss lloerecker, the
only lady saved from- the wrecked
steamer Kibe, had un interview with
the Kmprcss Frederick today. After
the interview Miss Uocreckef was In
troduced to the queen and the duke
and duchess of Connuught.' All lis
tened with deep Interest to her nar
rative of the wreck of the Elbe.
At the queen's request she wrote lier
name in her majesty's autograph book.
After leaving Osborne she received a
souvenir from the Umpress Frederick.
After on Absence of Thirteen Years lie
lictiirns Home unj i'iudiug His Wife
Happily .Manic J. Leaves Towu on the
I list Train.
By tho United Press.
Pittsburg. Feb. 11. A Connelsvllle
special to the Pittsburg Despatch gives
un account of a scene which wus en
acted at th, Cottage hospital, in that
town which has many of the points
of an F.noch Anion story. It was
the meeting of Matthew .Flnerln and
his son, Frank, who had not seen each
other for twenty years. Their greet
ing was an affecting one and was wit
nessed by thirty patients undergoing
treatment at the hospital.
Two months ago Matthew Finerin
was brought to the hospital with both
legs so badly mangled that amputa
tion was necessary. He was employed
as a coke worker at the Valley works
of the II. C. Flick Coke company and
met the accident while performing his
duties. Finerin's stumps healed re
markably fast, considering the fact
that ho was "5 years of age. 1J evaded
all questions put to him by the hos
pital authorities regarding Ills rela
tives or friends. His only answer was
that all his friends In this world were
dead und that they need not worry con
cerning his welfare.
The Relatives Were I ounJ.
About two weeks ago a visitor at the
hospital noticed Finerin wheeling hlm
sulf ubout in a chair and asked who he
was. When informed of his name the
visitor told Superintendent Ferguson
that a well-to-do family by that name
lived in Worcester, Mass. A corres
pondence was begun with the Finer
ins at Worcester and the identity of the
old man here was established. This
morning his son, Frank, arrived and to
night will start with him for the home
from which he has been absent for al
most twenty years.
Both father and son recognized each
other as soon as their eyes met. This
afternoon Frank Induced his father to
tell the story of his wanderings for a
wore of years. It was in the spring of
1T6 that he left home on a periodical
spree, to which he was addicted. Be
fore starting he drew from bank the
saving of years, $l,"00. It was but a
short time before Finerin had spent all
Abl)Ut ttn yeara BKO a repul.t whk.,,
they considered authentic reached
them, to the effect that he was dead
Mrs. Finerin was many years younger
than her husband, and three years
later she married a second time. In
the meantime her family had grown
up, and by the death of a bachelor
undo she Inherited $10,000.
The recreant husband heard of his
wife's good fortune and started back
to rejoin her, four years ago. Upon
arriving at Worcester he learned for
the Hist time that Mrs. Finerin. had
taken unto herself another lord.' Flu-
a '" "'V""!"' the Impression that
ne was really Head. He came to tin
( coke region and remained at work
! until injured two months ago.
When Finerin arrives at Worcester
tomorrow. In his terribly crippled eon-
ditioti, his wife of twenty years back
will not be there to greet him. She died
over a year ugo. Finerin was greatly
moved when his son informed him of
The complication that will arise now
Is, which of tho two husbands will In
herit Mrs. Finerin's wealth. She has
willed It to husband No. 2, but now
that Matthew Finerin has been found
the children propose to muke an effort
to break the will.
liellefonte's centennial celebration will
begin on June 0.
West Chester's smallpox scare hus died
out, us there. Is not a genuine cuse there.
The loss to tho state by the burning of
the printing establishment of Clarence M.
lliisch Is ubout tlii.OnO.
lawyers of Schuylkill county are pre
paring to oppose the orphans' court bill,
pending In the legislature.
Warming herself by the lire at Glad
stone, Fayetto county, Mrs. Kllxubeth
Ilrown wns burned to death.
Burgess Burger, of Ulrdsboro, drove out
nn engineer corps thut attempted to sur
vey lines for un unauthorised trolley road.
A traveling salesman, '.. 11. Keller, lot
a satchel at Beading containing notes
nnd papers valued ut several thousand
Selwln Hell Military academy of the
Kplscopnl diocese of Cent ml Pennsyl
vania, at Iteaillngi has closed for luck wf
A diphtheria epidemic In McKean
county has' closed tho schools at Sawyer
City, Dnllus City, Corwln Center and
l'luU Hollow.
Executions aggregating $20,000 have beon
Issued agnliiHt Jones & Caldwell, furniture
dealers, at Tyrone, this county. The larg
est Individual claim against tho embar
rassed firm Is for Jll.OiiO and Is held by I.
C. Caldwell, of Philadelphia.
Dovernor Hustings has abandoned his
trip to Cincinnati, where he wus to be tho
principal speaker at tho Lincoln banquet
tonight. He has no assurance from the
railroad rompnnlcs the ho will bo uhlo to
muko connections west of Harrlsburg.
Oovcrnor Hastings has approved the
Oohln bank bill, which reorgunlos the
banking department. It Is understood
that tho nomination of Chairman Qllke'
son, of the Itepubllcnn state committee,
to be superintendent of banking, will be
sent to the senut, tomorrow.
Mr. Pctthjrcw Assitjns a Cause That
Affects Credit of the Country.
The South Dnkotu Senator Will Offer
Some Evidence Mr, Hill's Coin Ucso
lilt ion-Approprlut ion Amend
ments in the House.
By the United Press.
Washington, Feb. 11. The senate had
under consideration today the post
otllce appropriation bill, but its prog
ress was blocked by tt discussion aris
ing out of an nmondmont looking to
the abolition of the southern fast mall
service. Senator Allen, Nebraska, drift
ed Into a speech relutlve to the elec
tions In the state of Alabama last
August, asserting that on account of
gross frauds therein perpetrated thai
state was deprived of a Republican
form of government. The two Alabama
senators occupied seats In his Immedi
ate neighborhood while he read alll
davlts in support of the charge which
lie made, but they seemed not to be ut
ull worried over the showing which he
made. The postolllce appropriation
bill went over without a vote on the
southern fast mull service Item.
Mr. Pettigrew, South Dakota, Intro
duced a joint resolution directing legal
proceedings to be Instituted against
the stockholders und directors of the
Union and the Central Paclllc Railroad
companies for the recovery of amounts
diverted or converted by them to uny
unlawful purpose and for the fore
closure of the government mortgages.
He asked that It be laid on the table
and said he would undertake to show
that the methods of railroad companies
to rob their stockholders and bond
holders have done more than anything
else to affect the credit of the country
Karller in the day a concurrent reso
lution was introduced by Mr. Hill, New
lork, and went over till tomorrow In
reference to the question of the coin
In which bonds now outstanding or to
be Issued aro to be paid. It declares it
to be the true policy of the government
to direct Its efforts to the establishment
of a safe system of bl-metallism, w here
in gold and silver may be maintained ot
parity, but if that cannot be done, then
the bonds shall be paid in standard
gold dollars. This resolution was fid
lowed by one offered by Mr. Stewart,
Nevada, declaring that there Is no au
thority or law to buy gold coin In pre
ference to Bilver coin for uny purpose
House Proceedings.
A session of the house today. lasting
six and one-half hours, was given over
almost entirely to the consideration of
the executive und Judicial appropriation
bill. Amendments were made to the
bill as follows:
Directing the secretary of the treas
ury to arrange for the refining and
melting Into bars of gold and silver bul
lion at the Helena, Montana, -assay
Referring to the attorney general for
report to the next congress, as to law
and facts, the statement made by the
Indian bureau of the accounts between
the United Staes and several Indian
tribes, as authorize by the act of 1S!H,
for the purchase and opening of the
Cherokee strip.
Striking out the appropriation of
$2,000 to pay the salary to the private
secretary to the secretary of the In
terior. In the course of the discussion upon
the paragraph of the bill providing for
session committee clerks, Mr. Van
Voorhls (New York) advocated their
employment on the ground that more
brains were necessary in the financial
committees, and that If the chairman
could not lind out the facts connected
with the recent negotiations for bonds,
which he declared to be suspicious on
its face, some brainy clerk might be
able to do so.
The senate bill amendments to the
diplomatic and consular appropriation
bill, were on motion by Mr. McCreasy
(Kentucky), nun-concurred In and a
conference agreed to Messrs. Mc
Creasy, Hooker (Democrats), and Hitt
(Republican), managers.
Tii i v ii am; so bridge.
forest Citluns forced to Swim the Rag
ing l.ncknuannu In Order to Kcuch the
Ontario and Wantoni.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Forest City, Feb. 11. The Ontario
and Western Railway company, has
stopped the free delivery of express
matter at Forest City. The reason was
that the business men hero patronized
that road very little of late on account
of there being no way ut present of
fording the turbulent ami seething
Lackawunnu. The old bridge was
partly burned down some months ago,
and no one came forth to offer to build
a new one. The Forest City bourd of
trade corresponded wllh the two coun
ties, Wayne and Susquehanna, and
showed them that they should help bear
the expense, because the Lackawanna
was a boundary line and , a public
thoroughfure from each county met at
the point where the proposed bridge
was needed.
The foxy commissioners of Susque
hanna county said they would agree to
anything Wayne would. The lender of
the commissioners from Wayne re
flected that the voters In Clinton town
ships, who would be bonelltted by a
bridge, were few compared with his
selllsh constituents In eustern AVayne,
who would oppose the building of such
a structure, If Wnyno hud to bear even
a fraction of the expense. And so he
hesitated for the looks of the thing
and finally declined to have anything
to do with the matter. And his two
colleagues rolled their tobneco quids to
a better location In tho other side of
their Jaws, looked wise and rxclulmed:
"Them's our sentlmitits, tew!"
Then the Ontario and Western and
tho borough were asked to do some
thing, and the borough consented; but
the Ontario and Western said the
board nay. Now tho trolllo from hero
Is cut" off; the people of tho western
half of Wayne have to go a mile out of
the way to reach our town; the board
of trade Is slumbering and the old
brldgo stands almost on one end, like a
monument of lost hope or a ruin qf the
Sixteenth century, while the rushing
Lackawanna rolls Its mighty tide tq
tho sea.
Conviction of William Freeman of Mur
der lit the Flint Degree Is Mistulticd.
By tho United Press.
Phhiiludelphlu, Feb. 11. The supreme
court today, In un opinion by Justice
Deun, sustained the conviction, In the
Westmorelund county court of oyer anil
terminer, of Willlum Freeman of mur
der In the lirst degree. The defendant
appealed to the upper court on the
ground thut the handling of the jury
wheel hnd been irregular.
.While ruling that this condition was
not trilling or Immaterial, the court
held that the complaint had been made
too late. The judgment of the dower
court was accordingly alllrmed.
HuilrouJ Truffle Is Kcsliincdiii l.ustcrn
Pennsyiiianla-Cold Weather Contin
ues in Southern States.
By the United Press. '
Philadelphia, Feb. 11. At the Read
ing terminal this evening General Su
perintendent Swelgert and General
Passenger Agent Hancock were con
gratulating themselves upon the quick
emergence of their lines from the incu
bus of snow and the rapid restoration of
normal conditions all over the Rending
system. Trains on the New York divi
sion and on the muln line of the Beth
lehem branch were moved all day with
out noticeable deviation from schedule
time. The Reading's western connec
tions, via the Lehigh Valley route, have
been completely rehabilitated and traf
fic 'to and from Buffalo and Niagara
Falls Is proceeding with Its customary
regularity. The lines extending from
Harrlsburg to Carlisle, Gettysburg und
Shlppensburg were opened during the
morning, and the Pine Grove division
will be in condition to resume opera
tions tomorrow (Tuesday.) Favorable
weather enabled the big snow plows,
with their several auxiliary corps of
shovellers, to make a good headway
on the branch roads north of the city,
where the bulk of Fhlladelphlan's milk
supply is derived.
It Is proba'de that by morning the
milk trains will have clear tracks Into
the city, and while dairymen are having
serious difficulty In reaching the rail
road, there is no longer any danger of
a milk famine. Coal, too, Is arriving In
considerable volume, the coal trains
which were side tracked all along the
Reading lines on Thursday and Friday
having been started toward the city
again on Sunday. The movement of all
freights will be necessarily slow for a
day or two to com", but freight trains
are now in motion and supplies of meat
und similar Indispensable, are coming
In quite rapidly.
The Reading's Atlantic City line and
Its Laknvood connection were more len
iently treated by the elements, and the
full train sendee has been effectively
operated since Saturdny, barring occa
sional short delays caused by Ice Im
peding the movements of the ferry
boats. The trains on the Wiliamstown
and Olassboro branch have also re
sumed their regular trips.
Jack 1 lost .Moves South.
Atlanta, Gu., Feb. 1,1. All North
Georgia is under snow today. Snow
began feling this morning shortly after
midnight and by 8 o'clock It was about
the Inches deep. A heavy sleet then
began to fall until It has covered the
snow with a heavy cake. Hundreds of
buggies In Atlant.i have been put on
runners, liusln.-ss Is generally sus
pended. Reading, Pa., Feb. 11. The Reading
company sent tlon men out along the
Fast l'enn and Lebanon Vulley
branclvs today to dear the sidings.
The snow ploy was also used on both
roads, und It become necessary to use.
two engines on ull passenger trains.
The trains, however, made fairly good
time. Freight and coal tralllc Is now
being moved, the lirst having been sent
nut over the l-.'ast I'cnn at noun. The
Kutztown branch was opened this
afternoon. The Schuylkill anil Le
high branch is still blocked nnd may
not be opened before tomorrow night.
Wilmington and Northern road Is cical
as far as Springfield, but between that
point and Waynesburg Junction the
drifts are from twenty to thirty-five
feet high und from n quarter to a mil"
In length. Tralllc may be resumed
some time tomorrow.
Pittsburg, 'Feb. 11. Order has been
restored on all the railway lines center
ing In Pittsburg. On nil the roads the
movement of perishable freight was re
sumed this morning. The regular track
of the Allegheny Valley railroad be
tween Pittsburg and Huffulo is still
blocked north of oil City, but truins
are milking schedule time over the
Western New York tinil Pennsylvania
route via Olcan. N. Y.
Ctgnrctte liend's I'nte.
liy the United Press.
Lancaster. Pa.. Feb. II. Cigarettes have
made young Walter Htuekhouse Ins me.
Ills father came hero from ltlverton, N.
J., today and caused his son's arrest. He
smoked sixty of tho dangerous little weeds
every dnv. Stuckhouso escaped from un
olllcer while being taken to the Trenton
asylum, and came to this city where un
aunt lives. Ills father will now place him
In un usylum,
i -.
Told In tho Tugcblutt.
By tho Unlled Press.
lleiiln, Feb. II. The Ht. Petersburg cor
respondent of the Tugehlatt sends a re
nmikahle dispatch to the effect that both
tho empress und dowager are eticlente.
The empress was the Princess Allx of
Hesse, nnd was murrled to Nicholas II on
last Nov. 2.".
Strike Threatened,
lly tho United Press.
Clinton, Mass., Feb. U. The Lancaster
mills tonight issued notices In every de
partment announcing a cut down In
wages which will nffect In the vicinity of
D.OtK) men und women. There Is a general
talk of astlike.
An Old Sea Sharp KngngcJ.
By the United Press.
New York, Feb. 11. The old sea sharp,
Captuln Terry, has been engaged to Kail
the cup defender of lMtfi. It Is said that In
many respects he Is tho superior of Cap
tuln llunson, who sailed tho Vlgllunt.
Cold Wavo Coming.
Colorado Springs, Col., Feb. 11. Tonight
the signal thermometer registered 18 de
grees below sero. The cold wave Is trav
eling eastward. .
For eastern Pennsylvania, generally
fair,1 except snow flurries on tho coast;
west winds, becoming variable.
News That the French Liner
Had Been Sighted Causes
Much Excitement,
The Missinti Vessel First Siijhteil
1'ifty Miles East of Fire Island
Display in Signals of Dis
tress lirohen 1'iston
Kutl and the Gales
Cause Delay.
Ey tho United Press.
Quarantine, Feb. 11. La Gnscogne Is
snTe. The big French liner, eight days
overdue, dropped anchor at the bar Just
before midnight, all well on board, and
u sign of relief goes up from two conti
nents. The delay was due to a broken
piston rod and to the terrllic gales
which have swept the North Atlantic
for ilhe past week or more, and have
brought distress to many a staunch
boat. The captain and ollicers of the
clew of the La Gascogne brought the
ship and passengers through the gales
and made port without help. From
the time they left Havre, Jan. 20, until
yesterday, they spoke to no trans-Atlantic
steamer and saw only a four
masted schooner, the one which re
ported at St. Pierre, Miquelon, N. S., as
having seen a large steamer off the
banks apparently In distress last Sat
urday. The United Press tug, with repre
sentatives of the Times, Tribune und
Recorder on board, was the first lug to
reach La Gascogne. The disabled
steamer had left Fire Island twenty
five miles astern and was eight miles
to the eastward of Sandy Hook light
ship. It was U.4". p. m. The big liner
was limping Into port at half speed with
two big red lights, signals of distress,
at the foremast. The tug lay alongside
half an hour, and the following story
of the trip wus obtained:
Story of the Trip.
The steamer left Havre Jan. 26. On
the first duy out 449 miles were logged;
on the second day, 407 miles; on the
third day, after traveling SS0 miles,
the piston rod broke and eighteen hours
were spent In making repairs. When
they were completed the ship steamed
at nine miles an hour, making only
sixty-six miles on JaJi. 2!. On Jan. 30.
21 and Feb. 1. 215, "55, and 2(s0 miles a
day were made, respectively. On Fct.
2 the piston rod broke down again. The
break was more serious this time. Sea
anchors were put out and for forty-one
hours the ship was hove to making re
pairs. On Feb. 4 the first severe
weather was experienced, and the ship
was blown 150 miles out of her course.
On Feb. ',, the repairs having been com
pleted, 10 miles were made.
The ship wus then clour to the north
ward of the track of trans-Atlantic
steamers and was therefore not seen
by the many steamers which passed
I over the regular track. On Feb. 6, ltio
miles were made. Un Feb. 7 the ma
chinery broke down for the third time.
The heavy cyclone struck her on that
! day and the ship lay hoye to with sea
I anchors out all day. No headway was
made and owing to tho motion of the
ship, repairs were dltllcult. On the
next day the chief engineer, who hnd
been ut his post day and night, com
pleted the repairs nnd the ship pro
ceeded i:u mill's. On Feb. 9, for the
fourth time, the machinery broke down
nnd only 74 miles were made. On Feb.
10 150 miles were made, and today, to
the great relief of all on board,
lire Island was sighted and the ship
crept up to her anchorage off the bar.
Joy of the Passengers.
The United Press tug was received
with a cheer by the anxious passengers.
They crowded to the rail, yelled and
clapped their hands with all the en
thusiasm of the French race. The
ollicers refused to allow uny one on
board and would not come to the rail to
talk. The passengers were more oblig
ing. Julius Mutrigrln, iv represetitma
tlve of the linn of Penin, Frees & Co.,
of Paris and New York, was Inter
viewed over the side of the ship, lie
"We broke down on tin? third day out.
We did not become alarmed, us we
didn't know very much about what
was the matter. The captain said It
was all right, nnd vi had conlldence
In hint, our lirst experience with gales
was on Feb. 4. We had a terrible Mow
then and one of the boats was badly
"Wus anything carried away?"
"No, the ship stood It well. We had
plenty of provisions and fared first rate.
We were blown away off our course
und spoke no steamers."
The La Gascogne, at thut time, was
eight miles east of the light shin, nnd
was ploughing along at about six miles
an hour. The crowd of passengers
leaned over the bulwarks and one of
the women wrapped up In sea togs
Joined them in 4helr etiger quest for
news from shore. So eager were they,
Indeed, that It wits .dlfllctiK to secure
answers to the questions that were
hurled ut them front the tug. A copy
of one of the United Press morning pa
pers was thrown aboard, nnd In ac
knowledgement Jules Matagrln threw
his card, weighted to a heavy substunce,
aboard the tug. On the buck of It was
a copy of the log.
Passengers 1 nrcd Well.
They said they had been given plenty
to eat nnd except for the number of
times the sun rose and set, they would
not have known that anything was
wrong. All particulars of the accidents
to the ninchlenry were kept from the
passengers, but the daily bulletins of
the knots miulu told the story. Beyond
tedlousness of the voyage, the passen
gers positively suffered no. inconveni
ence. Although the derangement of
the machinery occurred on the third
duy, It was not until the ninth day that
the steamer Tan Into bad weather and
then the Blow tltnu which she was mak
ing was only that which some of the
ocean greyhounds would have made un
der similar circumstances, for the fast
est and Htaunchest steamers slow down
berore such a gale.
In fact, from the time La Gascogne
struck the cyclone, she was little worse
off than If she was In prime running or
der. The Teutonic was two days off
the lightship before she could make
Sandy Hook, therefore La Gascogue's
whole delay, so far us It would be an
occasion of ularm to her passengers,
occurred before she encountered bad
weuther, consequently they were at no
time reully fearful for their safety. She
wus not coated with Ice as was other
steamers which have reached port In
the last two days, und there were,
therefore, none of the evidences which
ordinarily cause anxiety.
The passengers all united In saying
that they were not alarmed and had a
good time aboard. The ship was out
sixteen days In ull, and both coal and
provisions held out to the end.
The repairs to the piston rod were
made by splicing It with steel bands.
These worked loose or broke after a
day or two's steaming und had to be
made over again. The Campagnle Gen
omic Truns-Atlantique sent the tug
Louis I'ulver down to the ship. La
Gascogne did not accept the aid of
the company's tug, but proceeded un
der her own steam to her anchorage
off the Handy Hook light ship.
The Gascogne will start up the bay
early In the morning and the passen
gers will be landed before noon.
Discovered Off l ire Island.
Quarantine, S. I., Feb. 11. The
steumer Hollvla, of the Anchor line,
sighted at noon today the French
steamer La Gascogne, lifty miles east
of Fire Island. The Guscogne was
neurly abeam when lirst seen, but
hauled in toward the land and gradual
ly fell astern about 4 o'clock. Saw her
last showing three balls, one above the
other, Indicating "disabled, unmanage
able," but as no assistance was asked,
did not go to her. The oil tank steamer
Vashlngton, from Rotterdam, reportb
that she passed near the Gascogne at
1 p. m. today, ten miles east of Fire
Island, going about six miles an hour,
showing on the foremast three balls in
perpendicular line, indicating "unman
ageablo and disabled."
The Gascogne hauled In toward the
land as if about to anchor or signal.
The Bolivia also brings word that La
Guscogne has anchored off Shinnecock
light. The Bolivia did not have her in
tow. The Gascogne-. was proceeding
under her own steam when she sudden
ly broke down ajraiii (and came to
New York, Feb. 11. The news that
La Gascogne had been sighted was re
ceived amid the greatest excitement
at the oflice of the French line In Rowl
ing Green. The cabin office was crowd
ed with anxious inquirers who have
relatives and friends on board. They
hud been standing around with pale
faces expecting at any moment to hear
the worst. When the word came that
the-ship was safe, for a moment a still
ness reigned which was almost painful
in its intensity.
Agent Forget for a moment, was ren
dered speechless, which evidenced how
anxious he had been for the safety of
La Gascogne. Then he regained him
self and became wildly hilarious. He
grasped his overcoat and started for
the French line pier, where a tug had
been in readiness for days to take him
to meet La Gascogne, should she be
sighted. The strain of days of worry
had been too much for some of the
callers at the ollice. One man, a Mr.
Riche, broke down completely and
sobbed ns if his heart would break.
Mr. Rlche has three daughters on
board, two of them of very tender
years. He had abandoned all hope
when the joyful tidings came.
frenchmen Celebrate,
At no place In New York was the
news of it he Gascogue's arrival boiled
with as much Joy as at the Hotel Mar
tin. The cafe was crowded late this
afternoon when the news was first
flashed over the wire. Only a party of
Frenchmen (all were Frenchmen) could
have expressed their extreme happiness
ns they did. "We will drink champagne
tonight," said Proprietor Martin.
Quarantines. I., Feb. 11. The anchor
line steamer Hollvla was reported early
this evening, and her arrival at Quar
antine was anxiously awaited because
her reported appearance off Fire Island
led to the Idea that something definite
would be learned concerning the long
delayed French liner La Gascogne, as
long before her entrance In the nar
rows It was known that she had been
reported in company with the La Gas
cogne off Fire Island.
The moon shone brightly over the
waters of the bay, showing the rapidly
driven Ice floes, which extended from
shore to shore, precluding the possible
chance of boarding vessels In a small
boat, the usual method employed nt
Quarantine at night time. The Bolivia
anchored about a nillo northeast of the
dock at Quarantine, and finding It Im
possible even to venture in a small bout
without considering the posslbllty of
Isiardlng by that means. The United
Press representative obtained the per
mission of Hi-alth Olllcer Doty to use
the regular boarding boat, the Charles
F. Allen.
The doctor accompanied the boat and
the Bolivia was hailed und u ladder
thrown over the side. Captain Baxter
was questioned, and sutd: "We sighted
a large liner Just before noon today nnd
an Inspection with the glass showed her
to be a large two-masted steamer with
two funnels which, from general ap
pearance, was thought to be a French
steamer, and, ns the pilot had Informed
me that La Gascogne was overdue I
was certain that It tuust be that vessel.
When first seen the steamer was nearly
nbeam and brining south, t gave no
further thought, expecting her to out
run us, but some time later felt sur
prised to find her dropping astern nnd
heading slightly toward the land. Later
the lines was observed to be steering
across our stern nnd making for the
land at a speed of six or seven knots an
hour. About 4 p. m. she had disap
peared astern. 1 did not see any sig
nals and asked the pilot If he had ob
served any. He said he saw nothing
like signals, but wondered why she did
not overhaul us. Later I learned from
the purser that he thought he saw three
bulls in perpendicular line forward of
the foremast. I did not see them. They
Indicate 'unmanageable or disabled.'
There was no signals displayed asking
for assistance. When I first saw the
liner there was an nil lank steamer a
Bhort distance nhend of her, and If as
sistance was required this vessel would
have answered the call."
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