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boats, but no one paid any attention to them,
end they were absolutely neglected. I did not
see many life preservers around. As I left the
Bhip many were Jumping overboard J'Jst as the
Etcamer began to slip beneath the waves."
WOULD NOT ENTER BOAT..
Louie McFarlane, a Negro waiter, gave a
version of the departure of the captain's boat
which was entirely different. He saul that when
he reached the captain's boat, to which he was
assigned, he found Captain McVay there. The
captain ordered that the boat be swung outboard,
ready tv lower, calling to the passengers at the
came time- to rtep into It. The passengers
Betmed afraid to do so, and as the st?amer was
going down fast Captain McVey ordered that
the boat bo lowered. When It reached the wa
ter, however, a rope became caught, and those
In the boat were In danger of being dragged
down with the steamer, when Andrew Tobesen.
boatswain, who was on the deck, saved their
lives by cutting the rope.
"Being a member of boat crew No. 1. the
•aptaln's boat." McFailane said, "I rushed
to my station as soon as I found that the ship
was sinking. Captain McVay was already there,
and shouted loudly to the pasengera, 'Come on,
come on," bui it was dark, the electric lights
were out, stnam was coming up in clouds from
below and they would not come to get into our
boat. The captain kept hollering 'Come on,'
u t the steamer whs going down very fast, and
we lowered away. When the boat reached the
water below I was left on the deck, and I had
to climb down the side of the ■• mer to get
Into her.
"Captain McVay still shouted, 'Come on.' and
h» refuted to leave the side of the Larchmont.
V» r wen banging up and down against the
guards -with eviry swell, and finally I took the
boathook and pushed away. Poor Tebeson did
rot como with us, As we pulled away Captain
McVay turned his head. He could not bear to
ccc . tho people drown. He did everything to
make the people coma in our boat, which could
hold twenty-five. They seemed afraid to come."
Th> sailors of the Larchmont were taken in
charge by Dr. Haughton. of the United States
Marine Hospital Forvlce. and sent to the East
End Hospital, the passengers having been sent
to the Rhode [eland Hospital. Many were in
•uch a serious condition that the amputation of
frozen limbs will be necessary.
Captain McVay, when aeked about the Ftate
ment made by Fred Hlergesell, of Brooklyn,
»aid that it was possible that his boat was one
of the first to leave the sinking ship. He ex
plained that this was due to the fact that a sea
man landing on the hurricane deck cut the
davit ropes, but added that after the boat was in
the water be remained by the ship until she went
flown.
David D. Fox, of Brldpeton, N. J., declared
that his life and the lives of thoen who were
Tcith him were saved by bis faith in God. Mr.
Fox was on the same piece of wreckage as the
Feldmans. He assured every one that If they
•would only pray and not give tip hope they
•would be saved. Mr. Fox said that as the bodies
Slipped Into the water those who remained found
more room and had a better opportunity to move
their limbs and keep their blood in circulation.
ONE OF NINE SURVIVED.
Antonio Riezukiewitz, of Central Falls, R. 1.,
entered a lifeboat with eight other passengers,
all men. The boat had scarcely touched the
water when it turned partly over, throwing
ell the occupants Into the water. All but Rie-
MRS. HARRIS FELDMAN.
Of Vo. 252 Eaet 6&th street, one of the survivors of
the Larchmont.
■■■IhsjHs eeemed to have been frozen to death
almost r.F i- on as they were Immersed, for he
was unable to find a trace of them when l.c
came to the euruface. Riezukit witz swam to the
boat and climbed In. He said he did not re
member how he wan saved. He fell out of the
twice, but each time clarr.bered back. Fi
board, end as the vessel Bteajned out of the
harbor those vrho were left on shore returned to
Their homes, many of them to recover from the
latlrue caused by their long vigil on the beach.
The scene of death and Buffering seemed to have
shifted- The lifesavers returned to their sta
tions, which only an hour before had been filled
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lead and with those few who had c
eaped -.vith tlielr lives.
The Kentucky's smoke was BtiU visible
the Bound, however, when a little ii j li!!'.«
Line hurrying In before the -a It:
her Sac at balrnrast. A moment later a ■
Osherman was seen heading ir.s flying
the slg : A third
. r and th< I I h Balled In, ea^h with
a hail »l 8 reached
shore llfesavers and natives were waiting, tired
• c, to care for Ibe dead as they had
oared for t ■ lit g, nml !•> prepare for shipping
i" Provlden Iditional victims of tl>« dls
as;cr.
So ?nin us \hr. fishermen were within hailing
distance the captains shouted their news at
The eta hnil given u{> at l<-ast a purt «>f Its dead,
and tho Keann-u had found twenty-two bodies,
two (it them those of women. The 1 1 1 1 : •
eavliifr stations were once more turned Into
ies. As yesterday, the surfboats were run
out and the dead were placed on the floor, side
by *>!<1«. to await the arrival of another sr
to carry them to Providence.
LIFE PRESERVERS ON BODIES
The bodies brought in this afternoon were,
with one exception, fully clothed, and hi addition
had 111 preservers strapped m them. This fact
leads to the belief that the victims, unlike the
others who drifted ashore, had remained on
board the ill-fated steamer long enough to fasten
lifebelts about them. It !s probable, that in
doing ho they died by drownlnir. and thereby
escaped a Blow and painful death by freezing
The day on the Island was a" trying one for
all -a ho assisted in caring for the survivors and
transporting- the dead. Nearly all those who
escaped death were in a critical condition. A
night broken by Intense suffering from frozen
limbs and made terrible by the recollection of
the wholesale deaths they had witnessed and
had escaped by the narrowest of margins
brought little or no peaceful Bleep to these sui
vlvors.
Lying In the little government llfesavlnp sta
tion, more than one man shuddered and moved
on his cot, as if to draw away from the horror
which his mind pictured, only to fall back help
less, weak and faint with pain. Even the big
llfesavers, not unused to disasters, were moved
to tears by the sights ever before their eyes.
CREW BEHAVED WELL.
The story of the horror is relieved by touches
of heroism and self-sacrifice on the part of the
crew and some of the passengers. Nearly all
the surviving passengers agree that the crew
and officers behaved well. With the first shock
and the inrush of water and escape of steam
from the broken main steam pipe Captain Mc-
Vay realized the scope of the accident. The
crew was called to quarters, each man springing
to his station as the call to desert the ship was
given. Panicstricken passengers, aroused from
sound sleep, rushed wildly on deck and mobbed
the boats and rafts, men and women fighting
each other, forgetful of all but the primal In
stinct to save one's self. The crew fought off
the mob resolutely, though hard pressed, and
provided for the women and children first. Some
of the male passengers recovered from the first
fright and assisted in the work.
Many never reached the deck. They were suf
focated below in their quarters by the steam, or
drowned like rats In a trap beneath the deck.
Within ten minutes the boats were away from
the ship's side Just as she settled low in the
water, with the waves dashing over her and
flooding every available foothold. Cold and high
seas completed the work of destruction, and the
little band of people who got away from the
Larchmont was decimated, and in the helpless
drift in the bitter cold It became the old story
of the "survival of the fittest."
ONE SURVIVOR OF TEN.
Oliver Janvier, twenty-one years old. of No.
nally ho dropped into the water In the bottom
of the boat and lost consciousness. When he
awoke he -was at Block Island. Riezuklewitz la
now partly Insane.
Oscar A. Young, the purser of the Larchmont,
was loud In his praise of the crew of the steamer.
A su.ry of father and son sitting side by side
In the lifeboat, one of them surviving and the
other perishing, was told by James Flood, forty
five years old, of New York. Flood entered a
lifeboat, and at his side sat bis son Nathan,
twenty-four years old. The father picked up an
oar and rowed throughout the night, occasionally
6topping to beg his boy to move hip limb? and
stave off death. Nathan, however, seemed to be
in a stupor, and while the father rowel the
son, frozen to his Beat, dl«'d.
MORE BODIES FOUND.
Ttienty-txzo Carried Into Block
Island by Fishing Boats.
Block Island, li. 1.. Feb. ;:{.— js:.,ck Inland hod
a brief respite to-day from the scenes of death
and suffering which followed the collision off
Watch Hill on Monday night between the Joy
Line steamer Larchmont and the coal laden
schooner Harry Knowlton, The survivors <>r
the wreck had been carried to ti.- st< amer Ken
tucky, which took then) to Provldenoe f..r m^ii
cai treatment. Fifty bodies also were placed on
843 Montgomery avenue, Providenoe, told of one
of the most trying of all the horrible experiences
of the eurvlvors. He came to chore in a boat at 7
o'clock yesterday morning, with nine dead, Jan
vier being the only survivor. Nearly dead him
eelf from cold and exhaustion, he waded ashore
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBT'NE. THUTCSPAT. FEBBTJABT 14. 1007.
In water waisi d^ep at Sandy Point. He paid ■
5u- occupied a stateroonn with a companion
lame.'; Homy Bock, at Jersey City. Rook was
Providence to N. ■.. J> rsey to
Join his wife Both men h:icl tui hortly
•. ■ collision. Whan th>' shock cama
■ rushed up on leek and found a scene
at confusion.
it. In conl rast, how
. to quarters, each a( hi* sj» «•« • iis-i life
call of th
.'.•.■ .
„ ■ ifta as 'hey
■ 1 Janvier rushed Lark to hi«
is bil ter cold,
.
to be in a stupor, and when Janvier tried
a their danger the latter,
according to Janvier's ■•' >ry, ; ttacked him. Jati
vi<-!- managed t ig hi« companion, struggling
protesting, out mi" the passageway «>f the
ler, and there had to leave him. lie sprang
boat . ontainlng seven other men. and they
pushed off. Two men were struKgilng in tho
. i Janvier threw a rope to them,
hauling t! 1 .. I.i <>•.} board His companions at the
oars !»i.i i -nt to their work
>man'a cry for help < oming
over the water. He call* i to his
to HiHH her, but so b< with their
own I't-riis In keeping afloat in the tremendous
.i time tii
• ■ ustion and col I
rs slip] ed from their hands and the men
the bottom of 'he boat and died, while
iray and water that splashed over the
covered them with a winding sheel of ice.
The- boat tad finally dwindled down to Janvier
ther man. The stranger looked \t
Janvier with a strange look on his half frozen
face.
"This Is awful," he said "I cannot keep up
much longer. 1 am going to end ir all now."
and drawlni ; hf> cut his
throat, while Janvier sat helpless in his H<mt.
powerless to prevent the Buloide. Janvier wis
cared for nt tho lighthouse, and la in a serious
condition from oold and exposure.
LIST OF MISSING.
I Names of 122 Who Were on the
Wrecked Steamer.
. The following is the list, so far as It can be
I ascertained, of those who were on the Larch
| mont at the time of the wreck, and are sup-
I posed to have been lost with the steamer.
PASSn.VOERR
i ADELMAN, Nathan U, Livingston* «tr««t, Provldenoa;
I p«dier.
| BAIUHOUS, Morrl», Boetoiv
BBCSCIjUKD. Miss Emma. Salvation Army, Worcester.
BIOGARD, Robert. No. 167 South nrt<lff« street. TTcumj
ter
i BtiACKMAN, Mlm Anna, Salvation Army. Woro*i)t«r.
i BLiACKWOOD, Jamea. Ashton. K. I.; a««d forty-flT»i
' shipbuilder.
i BOKCE, Harrj-. Pro\ld«nc«.
BONCE. Jacob. Provl.lar.ce.
! BRA UN. Charles, ilarlon. N. J.
I CAMPBELL* John, weavr. Sm!thfiel<l. R. I.
CARMONTT. Acquit. tw«nty-on* year* old, No. 116
Sta-nton irtre«t. Now York.
CBDERBOUC. CUM John. Salvation Army. Ijynn. Jlin.
: CHABOT, Jam«». Pavrtucket.
CaSSTCHEtOW. Bv M . Prcn-kJanc^
COHEN. Benjamin. Prwldance.
I CULLEN. Thoma*. No. g23 Ekat av«nu«. PmirtuckMj
, twenty-nva yacra Id.
j CIPELJ^A, AasalA, Providence.
I CANTI, G«orts*>. Pawtuckat.
I CARI^SK. Jo«erh M.. ProvMrnee.
■ DERBCO. Protto. No. 40 Haasan street. Prwld«n««.
j D'JRMOULJNR. Pierre. Woonaockat.
DURMOULJNR. Mr».. Wooneockat.
DOVIBOR6KY. Boloir.on.
DOVJKORSKY. Mr».
| DOVIBORBKT. . tbr^ y.ari old. con of itm,.
liUELfiTEIN. Mr* AJta, thUty-two year* old. Ko. IS An
ccr»on street. Poston.
: EDELBTEaN. Herman, her el«ht-year-oW worn
KBl.dma.V, Harry. Providence.
FEUDMAN. Mn. Harry.
j FOLABECK, Louis, aJdre«« unknown.
! nUNKUN". WUJard, North AtUaboro.
• !^.I!Y, Ezra, Pen«Hcola. Kla.
OOLI>BBR(i. Samuel. BroPklrn.
HECKJJ.VG. Mrs. Ant.a. No. (*> Ormsby mmua. ProTt-
HECKLING. - — .. child of Mrs. Ha«kltn».
j HECaXIKO, . child of Mm. H<i:k.ln«.
HEDGES. r >ien E.. ProvliSence.
HILL.GRAN. Captain < Lira. Salvation Army, Lynn Maaa
■ m LORJOM, H., Provldenca.
UARORAVEB. Charlea E . Provt<J»aoa.
HEIDT. Anthony. Prcnidenca.
: HAOIjDT, William. Providence.
UNNBTTI, Ar;tonks. Provldenre
JAR nVu r^lkn N a«r°d"i. N0 - IU F " J#rßl §trMt - '^««e»,
JENSEN, Miss Louise, Provldenca.
JOHNSON. Miss Alma. Salvation Army, Worcester.
KAPLAN. Ephralm. No. 2.1 £ U , 14th street, New Tork.
KINNEH. D. A.. ad<lr«.s unknown
! KORAJIAN. Koren. Olrayrllle. R I
1 ' 0131 - ■■■ * K * lth '» Allay. Bo ton. bootb^ck.
M at famhrMn*. Mvi *
LE Vu > o; UU rer ce r llf - N '°- M ( KMMtt street. Chelsea, man*-
LiEWJa, John, Providence.
I>TNT>. Clauda Vi.. Provldenoa.
LYON, Emanutl, New TorW.
. MACKTAZ. Mrs., n.aJd. WoonsocXet
j MADDAD, Rom Woonsocket
M-CLOID. James M.. Provldene*.
M-CLOUD. Mr. James M., ProvMenr,
M ' L^j J !i' IN> Fra ' ;k - Na n'n ' Moultrle <*»«■ P^Wnc.
WCHJULSOS, Jacob. Bolmar. N. j
MICHAJL9ON, Ha.ll-. U«i m ar. N. j
M 1I ' lj; Frank. 80-ton, of "rh. Trßn.crlpt."
UOIAS. IJeutenant John. Falvatlon Army Woroestsr
MONK. George a., Woonsocket,
MONK. Mrs. O«or K6 a.
MOONET, md 11. East Provldonce.
■ MT:I - I/ Jo«. ■ P.. No. 562 Maaon street. Woon
tookel H. I.
MUH] to. the R«v. Philip. P .. t .,r Italian Mrthofllflt Epis
copal ciiurrh. Prorldence.
MXTLLEN, Mrs.. Province.
ODIAN mim Anna. Salvation Army. Worrr,t*r
OLIVER, Bamutl. Oran «. N. J.. hatter, aged eighteen
OUtBBR. Fain lei. Oraas*. N. J. mm
PAUL, Pamußl, Pawtm-ket, n. I.
PAUL. Mrs. Samuel Pawtucket, H. I.
■"'.. Pauline, a^d 10. daughter of Samuel Paul.
PAUL, Matilda; aped 16. daughter of Siuiiuel Paul
PRRKINB, Robert, BrldgewaUr. Mass.
PERKUtS. K. V.. No. 12.1 Centre street. IN^rchciter
PKTI3RS. Miss J«m1«, New York,
P. 11. PERKINS. 7 Oak street, rrovidenco.
PITTS, J. I).. Providence.
PUANTE, Georjfe Puwtucket.
REDD, Claud* E., Providence
RICCARDI. . address unknown.
UIU-7Y. Prank P.. Providence.
ROCK. Henry. New Jersey, at "Pawnee Bill" OOIBBkBJ
RUNBBOBO. Captalu An* Salvation Army. Lynn Mass.
6CHLKNKER. C. M.. New Britain, Conn.
PrTILICNKETI, Morris A.. New York, toolmaker.
SCHUBERT. Jamea, Pawtucket.
BIBOBLs Mrs. Dora. No 211 East B»th Mr««t. New York.
BELKREGG, Mi»« Loula. Northeant. Erie County, Pans
6HAIN, Miss B*Ttl«. Nt>. 10 Anderson str<«t Boston.
BHrOARMAN. Mra. JennU, No. 18 Anderson r'teet
Boston.
BIMONI, Alvln. No. 101 Rich street. New York. a«ed m
6TATOI.A. Tranoesco, Palermo. Italy.
BTEHNFII. nejijnmln. Providence.
BTEINEB, 11., No 100 Cl.arles street. ProvhJence.
SWAN, Captain Rtobard. Salvation Army. Worcester.
TAITE. Zaphaa, Providence.
WILSON, Frank L.. drug cierk. Providence.
WINNIKSR, Benjamin. No, M Chelßtone avenue. Provi-*
deuce.
7. \}>.< ■<.'.,]:. Nicholas, Federal Hill. Providence, aged 21
7AHKT.I.A. Nich.ilan, Providence.
2UCHENNA, MISS Jennie. No. 16 Anderson street, Boston.
MEMBER* OP Tim CRBW.
ANSEN. John. address unknown; pilot.
CARROLL, John, Providence; assistant etinlnear
CARROLL. William J.. No. 711 CVrpanter street." Prt,\l
denoe, hhitl 2.1; assistant purser.
OAT, ]:■•>■ •■■ Bridgeport, 'oniL. ir.gln«»r.
HERRH'K. , Pi td«no«; assistant engineer
OSBORNE. , Providence; seaman.
SOOROAN. Mrs. LnuUe, Providence; (.toward
BOOTT. John. Petersburg. Va. ; agM 80; Btewarfl.
BBIBACK, Richard, New York; bartender.
T.t.ivan. Peter, address unknown; fireman.
TCHTJKTJR, Wolchlmln. New York; porter.
WYMAN. <:«■ -rge. Taunton, Masai; pilot.
piles CUBKD IN 0 to m DAYS
PAZO OINTMENT la guaranteed to ear. *t<4 ~1. ■
Itching. Blind. Bleeding or P^tetStag PUe. S*lo 11
«aj-# or monejt MXun^no, 60«, 7 f *!. 14
John Jameson
ihrce^^^SUr
Whiskey .
Will put new life into
you w!ten flic Grippe
has you in its grasp.
\V. A. Taylor A. Co., Akis.. B'way, N. V.
CROWDS BESIEGE OFFICE.
New Yorkers Seek News of Rela
tives and Friends.
actual numb* r sera lost will
emai ed Mr. No
• rday
afterin he had gone over the official
.f Captain McVay of the Larchraont. By
:i of the list on the same nig
pinion
lii'iy aboard.
MrVa\'s report, the
■ :it down Ii teen t>> twenty

Hill Light, and about five mllea offshore,
ort would be made lo raise the vessel, Mr.
ii. i valuation was placed ai si-.>.
000, covered by a blanket Ini >t $4<XOOO.
All day long the offices of the J
Catherine street, were I by relatives and
. . of the missing, and Mr. Noble did all In
.-., r to coi He had th< i
informed about the . ln « thf>
dead and hose who were still living. Captain
Groy cf the Kentucky telegraphed early in the
day that nfty-tw< n1 t!l "
Kijitucky.
Among those who t*»e offlees of the
was a bartender on the I
mont. His homo was in East 18th
he had been In the eroploj of I w»y * [x
Frederick Hiergesell thought that Fr^-d
Hlerxsell, reported saved, was his son. He
thinki may have been spc
Ills son mn away from home severe
he said.
At the home of Bphraim Kaplan. No. 25 East
14th street, it was said that he left New York
a week ago to visit his brother, a rabbi, in Boa
ton. The family thinks ho must have gone
down with the steamer. Nathan 6ie?pl. of No.
211 East l»Oth street, said his wife, Dora, and
his little daughter. Minnie, had been visiting
Chelsea for a week and were returning on the
steamer. Another anxious visitor was Charles
Turnanlon, of No. G37 Cent™ street. West Ho "
boken. His sister and her husband are re
ported among the missing. Hiram Woodcock
and his wife, of No. -Jl Bergen street, Brook
lyn, got la yesterday from Providence on the
Edgemont, of th»» same line. Mrs. Woodcock
went to Providence about two weeks ago. and
while there became 111. The husband hurried
to her and had booked passage on ''■'" Larch
mont for the homeward voyage, and they were
about to leave the house on Monday, when Mrs.
Woodcock took a turn for the worse and couLl
not travel that night.
A. Sim lone, reported among the missing, Is
a driver for th« American Ice Company. At the
Eastern headquarters of the Salvation Army,
at No. 218 East 40th set, it was said no in
formation had been received concerning the six
officers of tho army known to have been aboard
the Larchmont.
Owing to the fact that ten officers and cadets
of the Salvation Army, all Swedes, who were
bound for New York aboard the Joy liner
Larchmont to attend the Scandinavian con
gress of the Army, perished In the steamboat
disaster, the session held last night in the new
barracks of the eastern Scandinavian Confer
ence, 40th atreet and Third avenue, was turned
into a memorial meeting. Commander Eva
Booth, head of the Salvation Army In America.
presided and made an address, her refer»-nc« to
the heroism utid faith of th-> Army victims of
the disaster leaving many of her hearers in
tear*.
Miss Booth read a cable dispatch from Gen
eral Booth, who i" now In Stockholm, Sveden,
awaiting an audience with King Oscar, and a
telegram from Commissioner Thomas Coombs,
who has charge of the work of the Army In
Canada. Th« dispatch from General Booth fol
low* (
Your tcleKTum rc-apeotlntr I.nrchmont iliM^tor
only Juut received. Ortatly cllHtroas-d appalling
newt Desire to express sympathy with' you.
Anxiously awaiting further particulars.
Miss Booth, who had planned to speak In an
entirely different vein, said In part:
Tills li the greatest calamity that has ever be
fallen the Salvation Army in the cntlro world.
Never hay*» po mnny lives of Salvationists tmori
lout In a disaster beforo. Our penpt.' havo been
in earth<iunkea, .shipwrecks and explosions before.
but never huve wo suffered so »rr*nt a loss. I fv>,?i
confident that thousands of people will sympathize
with ÜB.
Tt will tfiko only a little whll.» longer until ni"s-
Kip** like the«" will >■• flashed from all <->\er th«
world. Tho Salvation Army is one people, and
when a heavy Mow comes upon the Scandinavians
Of America It !■> a sorrow to comrades 'h>< world
over.
TNFESTIGA TION PLA WEI).
Inspectors to Find First Which
Vessel Was at Fault.
New London, Conn., Fob. 18. — United States
steamboat inspectors of this district have begun
an Investigation of the collision in which the
steamer Larchmont was sunk off Block Island.
The Investigation comes within the jurisdiction
of the New London district, and not the Provi
dence district, as previously reported, ns the col
lision took place west of Point Judith, which
marks the eastern boundary of the New London
inspection district.
Inspector W. E. Wlthey baa Ini
captain and f the crew of ;
Harry Knowlton to l»i ready to meet him to ac-
I ! •■ to appear In this nlty
- Ing at 1 1 o'clock ami g\ ■.
at c preliminary hearing. 1 1
will not be for the i
for the accldeni on anj single officer, but to de-
Just how th< ■ j „n , i
which vessel was at fault The fixing of Indi
vidual blame for Hie appalling loss of life will
Washington, Feb. L 3. Oeorge Dhler, bu|
in*,- inspector general of the steamboat Insj
w rvi( ■-. to-day sent telegrams to the .
Inspectors at ProvW . | x.-w London.
Conn.. iii.strui:tli!K them to Interview the sur
vlvors of the Larchmont-Knowlton wreck to as
certain If the steamer Lan hmont w;in provided
with the equipment required by law.
WEDS IN SPITE OF LOSS.
Paul Starts to (ttt Parents' Bodies
After Ceremony.
News of the death of his father, mother and
two .ilHters In the sinking? of th* Steamr J
mont on Monday was brought to I'hinip Paul a
few minutes before thi> time set for his wedding
to Miss Ray Cohen <>t har home, No, tth ir-
Kalb avenue, Brooklyn, o>i Tuesday. Although
prostratotl by the nous, Paul anil his nan.
elded not to postpone ih«' ceremony, whk-h had
airt>ii>ly bean delayed once.
Elaborate preparations had been mada for the
weddlnK. n-nd Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Paul and
their daughters telegraphed their greetings from
Providence before they boarded the Larohmoat
A month ago the wedding vwm postponed by the
ot-aili of toe bride's father.
Aft*r the ceremony the bridejfroom started for
Providenoe, where he will try to identify the
bodlea uf bis partnts and aiat»ia.
THREE GREAT TRAINS DAILY
TO THE
BEST OF WINTER RESORTS
Go to California this winter — take the electric
lighted Overland Limited through to San Francisco
— the electric lighted Los Angeles Limited through
to Los Angeles, or the China and Japan Fast Mail
to either of the above cities or to Portland.
They leave Chicago daily via the
Chicago, Union Pacific & North-Western Line.
Round trip reduced rate tickets with
long return limits are on sale daily.
All agents sell tickets via this line. For information can
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M'VAJ BLAMES SCHOONER.
The Larchmonfs Captain Tells of
Struggle in ley Gale.
[By T«l«st«bli «• Dm Tilhww 1
Providenoe, Fob. 13.— A representative of "The
Providence Journal" was among thope to greet
Captain McVay on his arrival here to-day, and
the captain told again the story of th« collision.
•i McVay was emphatic in placing th<>
blame on the s"hooner, and says that she was
thrown into the wind in bucJi a manner as to
r the Larchmont to avoid
lislon. He was corroborated by Stables,
..o was in tho pilot house
at the time.
"I went Into my room to retire a little before
11 o'clock," said Captain McVay. "I was In
my berth, but ad not fallen asleep, when sev
oral phort, phnrp blasts were sounded on the
steamer's whistle, I hurried into the pilot house
and saw a schooner within a biscuit's toss of
us on the port bow. She was In the wind and
appeared to be under little control, fihe had not
lost headway, however, and In another mo
ment she crashed Into us. driving well Into the
Lorchmont'* side. Just forward of the paddle
box.
""When I krw that every one was maktnar
ready to make his escape as quickly as possi
ble, I went to my boat, which was hanging on
the davits ready for lowering over the side. I
took six of the crew and four passengers aboard
and looked around the deck to see how the other
boats were coming along. I could see no con
fusion.
"The Larchmont had nettled almost to tho
water's r.ls?n when we left her. As she sunk
there was a big swirl In the water like a whirl
pool, and then we pulled away, with the wind
Mowing In such a direction that I figured we
would reach Block I»lnnd sooner than any other
point. It wn.B next to Impossible to go In any
direction save with the wind. One reason why
we had bo few passengers In our boat was that
the boat was hung on the davits on the wind
ward sMo of tho Bteamer, while the passengers
had nearly all gone to the leeward side of the
vessel to gain shelter from the gale. We tried to
get around on the other side of the steamer, but
thin was not possible. After the steamer sank
we saw four other boata not far away, all with
many persons aboard.
"Tho pain from our frostbitten, hand* ar.d feel
was almost unbearable, and the men were hardly
able to row. Their hands were curved over tha
handles «f the oars, and were pru tit-ally froaen
stiff In that position. They rowed more like au
tnmuti'ns than like men, and occasionally one of
them --■
STEAMER REFUSED AID."
ll die y Swear* Unknown Vessel Was
Near Scene of Wreck.
N>w London. Feb. 18.— Captain Frank T.
Haloy of the schooner Harry Knowlton. which
rammed tho steamer Lai hmont, In a sworn
statement to Captain W. K. Whitney, United
Ptates steamboat inspector, says that an un
known steamer was near the wreck and after
showing her lights veered off and kept on her
course without offering any assistance to the
victims of the collision. Captain Haloy In his
statement says:
I wm Bitting tn the cabin, when I heard the mate
say t" the nmn on tho l<>o*out, "See If that gr«er»
liKlu ta burning/, 1 como on deck and asked the
mate "AVhnt does that in.w eav about the light
burning?" The m;it.> replied, '•The green light la
burning all rl^ht." I th.vi looked under the spanker
boom, when, on the starboard side quarter. I saw
a ro<l light.
I said, "Is thut a liner?" and Mr Oovand aald
"Yes." I then j:tiil to tho man nt tho wheel.
Ohuxlrs Johnson: "Keep her on her course." Ho
s.ilu. "Sh-« la rlKht on her course, sir "
I took another look on our utarb>>nrd side and
nnw n. steamer shaping in such a. way 1.1 to cross
our bow. and not moro than four steamer lengths
nway. As t»<t> ste-imer yhot across nur bow she
blew a whlstlft. ar..l In from) four tf> six seconds we
were together. We - nick him about In range of
his galley, carrying away all our headgear. The
steamer did not seem to m<h>. hot to go right along
tor ten lengths of herself. When I look at her
again she waa covered with ctetim.
I waved mv Uxiit tv him to come back and take
us off. Kfxl time I looked i could not sea him.
I looked off tn tlio southward nnd saw a steamer
showing :i red nv.il uroon Mght. He looked as if he
was coming to tako us off. Then he kept off ana
showed his green light unil went on.
MAY USE (rUXCOTTOX.
Suggestion That It Would Force
Bodies from Wreck of Steamer.
Nau : > 18 -The United
Ltighth met Caotua returned here co
a trip to Watch Hill and
[aland, whera she cruised about ta search of
and dangerous wreckage from tho
r Larchmont. Captain Sherman, thu
commander of the Cactus, reported that nothing
was seen of the Larchmont wrack except a ion*
spar.
Should tii" wracked Bteamar prove to be a
danger to navigation, it has been suggested tiicit
guncotton torpedoes, of which there Is .i
at th<» torpedo station here, may be used with
the double objeot of blowing up the wrack ai,d
ng t,> tli<- surfa which may
led In it
>iii ii. M Knowles, superintendent of the
8d Dtstriot of the United Btatea ItfesaTtng sta
tions, telephoned from Narraganaett IMit
that Captain Haley and craw, of the schooner
Knowlton, were still at Quonoohontaug
station awaiting the arrival of the owner of tho
schoon< 31 John, N. H. in ibe a
tangled rigging In the bow of the schooner ti»
■iv found miscellaneous articles] which
! ;.ni been raked from tho galley <>f the Larch
mont Thai Included pots and k.-ttie*.
randum book asul a suit of un
derwear which had probably been drying- over
It W1 to-day that the Tlnrry Knnwl
ton. Which \h r-t HI on the beaoh at Watch Hill,
would bfl saved by lighterage, unless tho sea
Increa - I ly iri violence.
CONSIDERED LARCHMONT STANCH.
Former Commander Says Bulkheads Were
"Useless Because of Point of Collision.
St. John. V TV. Feb. 13.— Captain Allen, now
in command of itui Eastern Hnor Governor Cobb,
was for nine years master of th« Larchmont,
whin she was known a* the Cumberland. ".'
-I <jon«ld«r.a tho lAcchmont one ct the «.bUst
Winter suit gone!
Winter overcoat gone!
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they're most all reduced to a point
where they're going fast.
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side-wheelers el the coast service." he said to
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passenger traffic ■■■ .-» earefaUy <i.>sl?;n?d. nr.«t
It mi.it have been only by th* m«r*»»t ssaes that
such a disaster ocourrexl. Fonrsrd of the er.g!a»
room are two airtight compartments, whl'.a another
was located aft. either of these sections te!n»
sutf.ciant to prevent the BS)Msfl sinking of the
vessel. Rut fate decreed that the KnowUon strucfc
amlJshlp, crushing tno tha eT-.ir : >» room, and thi»
of course rendered the sSjfsl compartments abso
lutely useless. There could be ro possibility of
making- the compartments serviceable when th*
steamer was struck la such a sis ■ A variation
of twenty feet either way would have enabled f^»
Larchmont to remain afloat until shore was
reached.
PATTERNS FOR WARSHIPS BTTRXED.
Fire in Cramps' Shipyard, at Philadelphia,
Causes Almost Irreparable Loss.
Philadelphia. Ftb. 13.— An almost irreparable loss
fas sustained by tha William Cramp & Sons* Ship
and Engine Bullciir.s Company in a ftre> at its
yards to-day which destroyed the pattern ahopa
and two storage rooms. At leaat three-quarters of
th« company's patterns were burned, according to
the superintendent, a:uong them b.»inff thosd of th«
United States battleships Pennsylvania. Colorado
Tennt»see. Maine. Alabama, lowa. Massachusetts
ami Indiana. Patterns for a number of vessels
under construction •revs also lest, arid work on
them will bo delayed.
The tlr.> also destroyed the headquarters of Dm
Ship Calkeis" Association and tho horns of Julius
Oaulscb, and damaged many small dwelling house?.
Several nrenr.»>i» were hurt by falling waits whilt
riKhttnir the flames. The loss !s estimated as be
tween $100,000 und JISO.COO. The origta of tha fire Is
not known.
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