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M:\V-YORK, MONDAY. OCTOBEB 13. 1013.-14 PAGES.
DPTn? n\TI? r,I7Vrr 1?> ?ty ot New York. Jeraey Clty and HobofceBr
I IA1V I. Vl-llj *^ f_lN 1 BXBEWHKRE TWO CENTS.
FAMILY Al BEDSIDE
Former Lleutenant Governor in
Coma Since Late Saturday?
Was Stricken While Speak
ing at Fusion Rally.
COLLAPSED ON PLATFORM
physicians' Efforts to Prolong
gtatesman's Life Were Known
To Be Fruitless for Days?
Mitchel and McAneny
Timothy I<- Woodruff. former Lleu?
tenant GovattHW af Naai Tork, aue
cumhed laat night to the stroke of
paraiysis which laid hirn low at Oooftat
Vnlon on the night of Beptember 29.
He dled at 0:19 o'clock in Ma apart
jnents al tlaej CaiitOBI House. B atroke
af anaphrirr ? "mplicated with throm
ix?si!i af the cerabrad raaaala, being re
aaajaatblfl fOf his d<-ath. Only twenty
minutes before his son had glven out
a atatement that the end had been ex
pffted for hours.
Fver BlnOfl '.? o'clock on Saturday
night Mr Woodruff had been uncon
icious. sinking into a deathltke OOOU
at that hour. Tha use of stimulants
and oxygeo waa reeoctad lo bjr the
physicians in a laal daapajTBta affotl to
nve tha atotaaman'a Wa.
At <? o'clOCh laat night, however, even
these artlflclal Bldfl fOf prolonging life
anan abandoned bj h:s phyelctana, who
announctl to Mrs. Woodruff and the
other membera of the family in the
room thal death was only a matter of
Thosp in th?> roOOB when Mr. Wood?
ruff died were Mrs. Isab.l Morrison
Woodruff. his Wife; Mr. und Mrs. Rod
ney A. Ward, th.- last naint'd B sisl.-r
of the dying man; Miss Clara Mori
?on. Mrs. Woodruff's sister; Mr. and
Mrs. John B. Woodruff, a son and
dauk-'hler-in-law, and Dr. Norman E.
Dit.'n.in. Mr. Woodruff's personal phy
At an early hour this morr.ing it was
announced that the funeral would 14)
h.-kl at the home of Mrs. Ward, No.
?$ Garfleld Plaee, Brooklyn. on
Vadneaday, and that the burial would
take plaee in Greenwood Cematarjr lha
Th.- following will act as pallbcarera
Bt thr- funeral:
Controller William A. Pr^ndergast.
Chauncey M. Depew, Horaca White,
fornvr Governor of New York; 'borge
H. Barnes, former partner of Mr.
Woodruff; William Ib-rrl. of Kn-oklyn;
Lorenzo Benedict, Phileaa C. 1- aina
bury, C. ('. Human, Aimet F. Janka,
dlng Justice of the Appellate I>i
vtelon, Second I>:vision; William L. (1.
Gilmor.- and Douglaa Robinaon.
From tha Mme when Mr. Woodruff
was suddenly stricken at the fusion
BBUflcatlon meeting in Cooper Pnion,
two weeka ago, reports that the forun r
Uaatenant Governor was a dootnad
man w.-r..- rlfe about tho Carlton
House. in Eaat 4?ith street. Deni7ila
were made by Cloaa friends of the poli
tkian, and for several days after his
attack it was said the former Lleuten?
ant Governor was on the mend. Hia
entlr* hft Blde, however. was par
aJjraed, an>l phyadctaJBB BOt ln atter.d
BBca in the eaae BBld Mr. Woodruff
would never racover.
It was a crowdad house that greeted
Timothy L Woodruff at t'oopcr I'nion,
on the nivrht of BaptatBbar '-.K when he
Btepped upon tha speakers' platform to
BBBClally notlfy John Purrojr Mitchel.
Borough Prealdant M.-Aneny and other
fusion candldataa of their nominat'.ons.
Even before startlng lor the meeting
Mr. Woodruff felt il 1, and remarked to
his w.fe that he didn't know whether
be would ba able to "get through with
that apaeeli to-night."
The o-jlldng -lik<- (htermination of the
(onllnurd oa ??-i?-nth rmjrc, fourth rnlumn.
This Morning's News
_ aatOifi Page
Timothy i. Woodruff Idea. 1
?Auto Bano.tK in Hronx. I
?nly 25 of Volturne'fl Craar Baved.. . a
^orklns; to Prevent Sea Pisastera... 8
^WlegsMan I-rexmed Volturno's I. ss a
Teacher-Mothers in Kound-up. 3
Aviator Dropa j,,,,, n.iy. 3
Mltchel Att.-.rks MrCall'a Suhway Vote 4
HeaiKtrntiori Pieaaea Adamaoa. 4
s*y? I'hrlfitlans Must I'nite . 6
"?^lureh t'alty Sare, Baya Mishop. 6
The Itev Dr. M. Kim on Soclety'a IIls 5
MakMstratf Buttfl Dead. 7
l>eaf to Oabarat Carfear .9
demand New Condemnatloa Methoria.13
BankinK Reforma Prajed.13
Paly Dedlcated aa Mlssionary.14
Choate Reporta on Tuheroulosia.14
faaalaBaaj Celebratea ontennial.14
eulz?r Bteaafl to oust afarphjr. Too... 1
?^'?tir Kinrj "Oreateal of Camlurr*.... 3
Bear-hey Reaeata Crltlelama. 4
Problem? Heforr- Baprame <ourt. 4
Proa;resK ln thi Phlllpplnen. 7
Yr-ar Artion on Sparnen's Mill. 3
?ton Murder Trl-.l To-morrow.11
Huerta's Coup Credlted to Aldape_ 1
^armHnla'B Hcbou*. Race Told. 1
Volturno .Sur\lv.,r Tells Story. 1
E<5itorla| . g
(>l'itu;.ry . ' 7
?hl|.i)lng . 9
??wg for Women.!..!!!!.'!!]..10
*J??1 K-HUta . 10
?nan,laj and Marketa.ia'and 13
GOODBY, BOYS, SING "COPS"
Big Transfer Leads Them Into
Realms of Parody.
Goodhy, hoy*. we?re golnfc IB t'e tranaferred
Goodhy. boya, thf taxpayers wlll flll up wlth
No mon- hanidnfr round for eats all n1?hts;
N'o mtir." roamlng under Hroadway'* liahts;
We'rc imlnK to a poat where taxpay.rs ne'er
This parody on a popular _ong araa
last nlght pinncd up in thf sqnad room
nt tba Wflflt ITth stre.-t station. one of
Um atatlona aslactad by tho big trans?
fer which goes into cff%ect this morning
at 8 o'clock. Vnderneath the parody
"To take effect October 18." And ba*
side it was a drawn hand, wlth the
words, "Commissioner Waldo take no
BLAIR'S YACHT AIDS BARK
Tows Distressed Craft, with 80
Immigrants, Into Newport.
[Bj """elerraph to Tlie Tribune 1
Newport, It. I.. Oct l'_.-Kx-('ommo
dore C Ledyard Hlalr's steam yacht.
the Dtaaa, arrlvad here this aftflrnoon
with the bark IMatina, bound for Nflflf
Bfldford from th" Capa Verde Isiands
wlth clphty lmmigrants.
The Plntina, which hnd been waiting
off Hrenton's Rflflf f..r better weather,
left oa Saturday f.?r New Bfldford
Early this morning the l.ark ran into fl
gale in Vlneyard Bound, losing m,,st of
her sails and her rudder. IHstnss Btg*
nals brought the Diana to her asstst
BBCfl. She will be tOWfld to New l'.e.l
CUCARACHA SLIDE HALTS
PROGRESS AT PANAMA
Pumps To Be Installed to Ex
cavate the Channel by
Paaaaaa, Oct 12.?Tha C-eaneha
i slide. in keeplng with its past recrl.
is givlng the engiti,' rs no end of tf-U
ble to work fl cutting through It t > M
the water from the fllled section of
Cttlflbn cut Into the unwntercd <"??'
tion south to the Pe.lro Miguel locke.
After forty-elght hours of UOremlttlag
-lTort tO BXCavata a trench through ih"
barrtof no appredabla boadway has
baaa made, ba llQUld mnd ii..ws into th'.
ditch flboal as fflflt BB it Is rfl-DOVCd
A chang.' of plan was decided up >n
tO-da7 when by pumps will be insta'.l<*tl
IA Bxcarata ? ehanni by bydraulk
praaflui. through the allde <m accouot
Of this delay no dredges will be flflflflfld
through the Padfle lockfl to-morrow.
as prevlously arranged.
HURLS BIBLE TO SAVE SON
Mother Knocks Acid from Hand
and Prevents Suicide.
[Fl-tn The Trlbun* lorrrapon.l.-nt |
West Orange, N. J., Oet 1- ? Albert
Kent, twenty-nine years old. is ln a
serious coodtttOfl in the Orange Memo?
rial Hospltal after an effort to commit
suicide. He would have sucoeeded lf
his mother was not such B good
throwi r. She knocked a bottle of car
bolic acid from his hand, using the
family Hible as a misslle.
Kent, who ls employed at the I.dison
factones here, bas a wife and iwo chil?
dren ln Newark, but following a sep
aration several weeks ago he came to
live wlth his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John r. Kent. of Na. 29 Mitehell .treet.
His mof,her was darnitig BOCkfl Ifl tbfl
dining room last night, when Kent
entered, shouted "Hcr.-'s lurk tO you
all!" Bnd pia. ed B bottle of carbollc
acid to his lips.
His mother plcki d up the Hible. from
the table, at her elbow, and threw it at
her s?.n. Her aim was good and the
bottle cTflflB-d to tlie floor. Hut Kent
already had swallowed some of the
a< IA He will probably re' over.
Attacks Man Who Pats His
Friend, a HorBe.
The love of a dog for a horse, the
dotf's courage and the Interest of about
two thousand persons > omblned to
bloch traffle ln Hroadway at ,'5l>th street
The dog's name was Jack. That was
a most important part, because lf any*
one had known it and said, "You
Jackl" there would have been no block
A wagon of the Hroadway Kxpress
Company turned Into Hroadway from
the east and drew up on the west side
of the street. The dog was on the
drlver's seat, and when his owner, S.
Brock, of No. 518 Kast l.'l.Vh street,
Kot out to dellver a package, Ja< k took
entlre charge. The horse nlbblcl a
banana peeling in the gutter. A man
patted him on the neck. Jack got into
Kor two mlnuten there was a wild
mixture of dog, man and Just ordlnary,
lnnor ent bystanders. The dog won as
handily as the Athietics. and BBflflfl*
while all pasners-by paused to admire
his ta'tics. He bit practically every
part of the clothlng of the person who
patted the horse, nnd was earnestly
endeavoring to get the man Ingher up
when Hrock n-appeared and shouted,
Jack hopped nimbly back on to the
"You see. sir," explained Brock,
"Jack and Hill sleep together every
night and travel together all day, an'
he won't let nobody but me touch
JAIL FOR MODEL POLICEMAN.
James 1". I__lly. of No M Kast Wth
street, the probatlonary |,ollceman flrhfl
in said to bave sl.ot and kllled John
Dieifhan, of N'o. M Kast 4_d street, nn
latfllday night, was BiralgBfld before
Coroner Holtzhauaer yesteiday flnoralflg
on the char?e of ho:nlcide. He was re
manded to the Tombs without ball pend
Ing the inquest.
AUTOISTS IN BM
Cover Five Men and Women
with Revclvers, Then Take
Their Money and Jewelry
and Make Escape.
GUEST HIDES COSTLY RINGS
Hold-Up in Poorly Lighted Road
Nets Robbers $500?Mag
azine Manager, His Wife,
Brother and Fricnds
Joseph Et Hildreth, manaeer of the
?Motor" magastnfl; Mrs. HUdretfa and
Edgar Hildreth, a brother, Bupertntend*
ent of the ' 'rom < ll Pobllahlng < 'ompanjr,
motorcd down In Joeeph Hlldreth'a
machine from hla home on Crane Road,
Bcaredale, K. y.. to the Pennsylvanla
?latlon laal nlghi to meel l>r ;m.i Mra.
John >; Wllllama, arriving from Cla*
dnnatL The party th.-n s>t Ott1 for
When lhe machine, al I 10, g"t lo
Jerome avenue ..nd _:?.'.<! Btreet, The
Bronx, Joaepb HUdreth atepped out of
ti,- car t.> llghi the vearch lampe, the
us-- of which are nol permltted aoutb ol
thal point, which is the centre ,.f b
br.aii Btretrb "f flelda, unlighted bbt/8
by one Btreel i-mp.
As Mr. Hildreth Btruch a BtatCb th-re
was alarmlng actlvlty in a rlump <>f
btiflhea to the rlghl and a rolea aaid:
? Ki' p atill and throa np >8 ir
Woman Faints at Pistola.
Mrs. Hildreth, ln lha front aeat
; caught the flral gllmpae <>f taro revol
v< rs, whoae barrela gllatened ln lhe
Btn ? t lamp'a raj.?.
"Hflflvena! Look!" she ezclfltmed,
! polnttng to two young men, aearlng
capa who approai heii tho machine
with rerolrera Iflvelied. 'ha (ainled
nnd fell against the footboard. Ibr
husband Btfllted U) Btep back into the
car to aid h,r, but the bandltB, advanc*
Ing, ordered hlm to remaln ahere be
Mrs Wllliams quick-wlttedly slippid
four dlamond rings, wrorth Ifl all about
1000; frotn I er nng> rs and plaCfld them
ln h< r tnouth whlle the robbers a ? ra
halting Mr. Hildreth. The oth. r |
pantfl of th.- car bfld bflCOfllB Irnniova
blo through surpris,-.
"Just your money and valuables. If
you're qulet," suid the bfladitfli "other
W_M we'll have to t-hoot you."
Then one of thi mer,. iising his re
voher i? rsuasively, fltepped mt,, the
rear of the car and ?ook ? gold watdi
and chaln, a afaaoaie pin tat flearfpin |
from Kdgar Hildreth nnd a go!d wat.'h
and chaln and a $8 blll from It. Wlll*
iarns. In an Insub- v. st p.n K, t the
physi-lflfl bad 1100 in bills. whi.h th?>
robber's Baarcb didn't bring hlm lo,
ln the same few nilmit. s tlie MCOnd
bandlt, hla rerohrer preafled agalnat
Jos.ph lllldreth's BtOflUU h, removed a
gold WfltCh and < h.iln, .*_?? In Cflflh and
Search Womin in Car.
"Oel OUl on th>- road BOW; we'll f<ee
what the Indlea h,-< ra to ottor." araa the
command t,< Kdgar Hildreth and Dr.
Willlarns. In the road the three fltltO*
moblliflta were clustered together and
guarded by ona of tha robbera, whiie
the other entered the rna.hlne and ran
his hands up aiid down the Wfljfltfl of
Mrs. Hildreth and Mrs. Wllliams
"Anything?" asked the bandlt In the
"If there i.s I , ant find It," answered
the man in the auto, stepping down
"N'.w, you men, get back into the
car and go on your way, an.i don't llght
those big lanips," was the next order.
Joseph Hildreth remalned siler.t for a
moment. he looked up and down the
traeka runalng alongBtde in the bopa
that fl surfa.e car was approadiiiiir.
Bul thera was ao enoourag-m?nt fr>.m
? y,-s or no"" flflkfld 0_fl ot the rob?
bers, ralr.ing his revolver.
? Yes," said Mr. Hildreth. Then, as
he and# the others g<>t back Into the
machine and got tha macblne Btarted
tgaln, the banditfl, atill ahoarlng their
weapons, baeked Into tha baflhaa and
iped flcroaa lha Belda,
The car waa polnte.l to the Wakefbld
poMea ataAlon, al white Plalna avenue
Bnd -2.-th street, where the bold-UP was
teported. It was estlmatcd that fully
jr.OO ln money and Jewilry had been
taken. lietertlvcs and mounted pollce?
men were hurried OUl lmmediately in
senrch Of the l.an.llis, who looked to b>
about twenty years old.
RUN OVER, EATS CANDY
Leg Cut Off, Child Doesn't Stop,
Even Though Dying.
With her right leg cut off and her
left leg crushed, Livla Stadolmskl, four
years old. of No. _17 Kranklin street.
Williamsburg, munched rompla.-eiitiy
at a stick of eandy last nlght whlle
she was being rtlflhfld in an ambulance
|0 the Williamsburg Hospltal In the
hope of saving her life.
The little girl had CfOflflfld Franklin
street ln front of her home to a Cflltdl
store and had bought a penny stnk of
peppermlnt Bhe was atrack t>> a
Oreonpolnl car whlle Keturnlng to her
home, and the wheels passed over her
Fifteen minutes later the ambulance,
wlth Dr. Oirmel, arrlved, and the girl
Wfl8 still eating the candy. The w he.-l.s
had pressed the walls of the blood ves?
sels together in such a way that llttle
loss of blood resulted. At the hospltal
it was said the shock waa so great that
she could not live.
RESCUE RACE TO THE VOLTURNO
TOLD BY CARMANIA PAS5ENGER
TWO BEROES OF THE VOLTURNO.
Vitltam Seddon, lenioi wirekai operator, arho itocli to hia poal long
tfler the dynamoa itorped, ind H. G. Lang, aasistanl B?r??r, arho donbtleai
did much in lotitrollmg the panicttricketi i rat dnty unde*
thf law of tlie Bl ' _._
HUERTAS COUP DETAT
CREDITED IO ALDAPE
Cabinet Minister Believed to
Have Planned Dissolution of
Some Prcdict a Split in the
Army, While Many Dcclare
President Took the Only
[Br OBbai t" Fbbi TiBhbbi 1
||l m. o dty, Oct 11 The dissolution
, t COThfreaa iB retfarded here as the BCt
nf the Mm.ster of the Intenor. OaVSB
Aldape, iather than that of Proaadaat
Huerta, BB Hefior Aldape is now
Huerta'a polltlcal mentor. bot bH Um
BIMibara of the ral.inet su;.port the
Th- Mln.r-ter of F..reign Affniis,
Seftor Moheno, coiapBrafl the preaenl
rttuaUon with that whi.-h aslatea under
Prealdanl Janrea from Comonfort'a
COUP d'Mat ln 1888, whieh starled the
war of teform. to ItM CBll of M.ixi
milian's empire ... 1887, during BrhlCtj
perlod Juarez. pra.t?al!y BOVemad
without roi.Kress Th- j.resV.t Kx
erutlve. says Moheno. has shown his
rlemo,-rati.- intentlon hy flxmg an iarly
date f.-r the new ele.Mloi.s.
Sefior Moheno danlai that tbj; dls
?Olved I'onKress was ele.ted hy tho
pOpOlar vote. He says it was the < le.i
ti.,n of patty lOOBl iac|.|ues a.tlng
,.,,,1,-r the insiriratior. of tl.e Madero
So far the people tnko the COUP
d'etat .almly. Tho dty remains qulet
Kvery one is golng ahout his bualnaaa
aa usual. Many persons maintiiln that
there is an ackO of truth in some of
Hu.rta's raproaChea to Congress, as.
for example, its Jioohinism ln tha
Tamariz CBM and its preferenre for
ai a.l.-ml.al dis.usslons to the serious
business of legislatlon.
? 'Bl Indepeiidiente," the governmenl
organ. is the only paper that puhlishes
any editorlal eomment on Kriday
nlght'l or. urren.es. It says that Vera
Katanol Bnd Rodotfo Reyaa, who were
exi.elled from Huerta'a I'abmet ..wing
to incompetence and dlaloyalty, start.-d
t,, plot in the Chnmber of Deputies,
?And soon that assembly begBB to
seethe and bubble with inlrigue, to
emit the sten. h of a < esspool. to hoil
with the impotent rage of a BagtOB of
ldiots who are a heap of dernagogtc
dirt rast up by a revolutionary vortex
Into hlgh pollti<-al pla.es."
Fulaoma Praiie of Huerta.
out the money ehangers from the t>-m
ple, and aays that Huerta haa dia
"Kl Independlente" rompares Huerta
uissolvlng Congress with Chrlat c;fsting
(ontlnurd on Hilrd pa^r, flfth colunin.
"If I am Driven Out I Will Take
Him with Me," the Gover?
nor's Reported Threat.
PREPARING FOR HOT FIGHT
Accused Executive Hears That
Coming Vcrdict May Be
Against Him, and He Is
Eagcr for Revengc.
(Hy r-lrrr-l.*- to Thr TrtbttM 1
Albany. Oct 12 if Ckwernor Bulsflr
ls removed fr.-tn ofllfle by the vote
which the COUll Of ln<p.-a< hment wlll
take to-morrow or Tuesday his frienda
de. h.re he wiii begin with renewed an*
ergy his Rghl againal ChArlflfl W, Mur?
phy and Tammany HalL whom he.
boiiis dlreetlj reflponalbla tot tha Im
priichmcnt trial. They say that he ls
in a rengeful Blood ar.d far fr-'in b>-ing
dlscouraged at the outlook b. fore hlm.
"lf I am driven <>ut of publlc life I
all] t.ke Murphy alth me," Um G_-?
aroor Ib quoti <i aa aaylng.
The report that the flddfl ar-- against
bit.i Ifl the rotfl of the [mpeachment
I'ourt has reflCbed Mr. Sulzer's ears.
bul he has ,b tt rniin.-d nol to Ifll the
eaforced retlremenl from offlce, if that
|fl to be the t it?-. drlVfl him frotn pubflC
attentlon. F'-r th,- last few days h<- bM
been preparing for OOntlBUlBg his Bght
mi Murphy, but how his future efforts
ln this Iln<- wlll he reOflired hv his
?upportera throughout tba state. if he
ls < onxl.'ted, is much in doubt.
Reportfl have rflflchfld Albany that
there is a gradual dlacredUIng of sul?
zer among the forcaa in the Democratlfl
part) whlcb have fought th.- upst.ite
Invaslon of Tammany Hall and thut
they will look for a new leader ln driv
Ing the Tiger back below The Br-nx.
The Qovernor_ determlnation is in
(i.cite.l by his offer to enter the New
York Cltf . otiipaign against Tatn
rnany's Oflndldfltfl for Mayor This
offer, it ls said. however, has been de
eHaed by John Purroy Mltehel, ti?
fuslon candidate. ?
Pian to Meet Sulzer Attack.
Tho Frawley leglalattve cotnmittee,
barnlng of the Covernors nctivltles. lt
was said her.- to-nlght will convene
the latter part ol this week to meet
any atta.ks that Sulzer may make on
tl Oflfl respoiisibb- for his impi-ai hment.
The committee. It is said, will hold the
threat of < riminal proflflcutloa over,
Sulzer's iica.l it his actlvlties prove at
The stat.-inent of Senator I'almer
that the i'ourt of Inipea, h.nient ought
to have ,'he whole truth. and that Sulzer
should be invlted to tell his story gave
rise to lhe report that the tiovernor
might yet go OH the stand before the
final verdi, t. M.-nibers of tho BflOfltfl
< ontlnued oa fmirtli pafe, flfth rol.inm.
Big Cunarder Pictured Sailing Around Doomed
Steamship, Spraying Oil in Vast Circle,
While Smaller Vessels Save
Scores from Death.
SAILORS MEET DOOM OF COWARDS
Carmania's Lone Survivor Gives Graphic Description of
Crew Rushing to Fill First Boats Lowered and Meeting
Death When Frail Craft Smash Against Ship's
Sides?Captain's Bravery Praised.
'ahlf to Th* Trlburn" 1
Queenstown, Oct. 12.?The Cunard liner Carmania passed
Queenstown to-night, having been in wireless communication with
land all the evening. As soon as communication had been estab
lished a passengcr sent by wireless the following account of the
Volturno disaster to the Tribune correspondent:
"The Volturno passed Brow Head on October 4, signalling aii
well. This was the last heard of her until her wireless sent out the
'S O S' distress signal to all points of the compass, with the news
that she was burning in midocean and that help must come at once
if the passengers and crew were to be saved from death, either by
flames or in the sea.
"The first ship to receive the wireless was the Carmania, ninety
miles distant. Captain Barr for a second time proved equal to the
emergency and rushed at full speed to the assistance of the Vol?
turno. Constant wireless communication was maintained between
the two vessels and messages were sent broadcast by the Carmania
in the hope of locating a vessel closer to the scene.
"The news spread among the passengers and word was passed
from mouth to mouth of the mission on which the Carmania was
bound. Sleep was not thought of, but a meeting was called by the
saloon passengers, who joined in a prayer that the rescuers would
'not arrive too late. The sole question was: 'Shall we be in time?'
APPEALS MORE AND MORE DISTRESSING.
"Captain Barr never knew before what speed the Carmania was
| capable of, yet the progress made seemed slow to the anxious ship's
I company hastening on its mission of rescue, for the wireless from
! the Volturno became more distressing in its appeals, and then grew
| fainter, until at last it ceased entirely. Captain Barr then sum
jmoned the chief engineer and exhoited him to get every possible
j bit*of speed out of the vessl.
"The Carmania's wireless stuck to the job and tried to pick up
the Volturno again, but there was nothing to do but wait. As the
Carmania drew nearer the scene she found that several vessels in
the vicinity had picked up the 'S O S' call and had hurried in the
wake of the Carmania.
"Early on the morning of the 10th the Carmania sighted the
Volturno in latitude 48:25, longitude 34:33. battling with tremendous
seas, the wind blowing a gale and the forward end of the Volturno
all ablaze and the fire spreading aft with alarming rapidity. The
passengers were seen crowding aft, panicstricken.
"Before the arrival of the Carmania the captain of the Volturno
saw that it would be useless to try any longer to save the ship and
that it was imperative to get the passengers off. In spite of the
tremendous seas the order was given to fill and lower the boats.
Six were lowered, but only two reached the water and lived in the
gale, the other four being hurled against the sides of the ship and
broken like egg shells or swamped when they struck the water.
"Not one of the occupants of these four boats was saved, escap
ing death by the flames only to be drowncd or battered until life
less against the wreckage around them.
CARMANIA'S CREW TRULY HEROIC.
"Had they waited for the rescuing ships all might have been
saved. Captain Barr, with his officers and a truly heroic crew, tried
to reach closer to the Volturno, but it was impossible, because the
violence of the storm increased momentarily. The Carmania and
the Volturno were not far apart, and every effort was made to use
the Carmania's boats.
"While these efforts were being persisted in flames burst from
the Volturno's engine room, and a second later there was a tre?
mendous explosion. It was apparent at once that the ship must be
abandoned immediately. Those able to swim sufhciently well to
reach the buoys thrown out by the rescuers were eventually saved.
The others perished.
"Other vessels which had been made aware of the disaster had
by this time arrived, and these assisted in picking up those who still
clung to the buoys. There were 136 lost or missing. All the others
seem to be accounted for, but until the various ships get into com?
munication with land these figures canAot be confirmed. The Vol?
turno was abandoned 1,032 miles west of Queenstown, burning from
stern to stern," with only the funnel and one mast standing. The
Carmania has only one survivor aboard.
-Glorious tributes are paid to Marconi by the passengers. In
the absence of wireless it is almost certain that all would have been
lost Wireless messages exchanged between the Carmania and the
other rescuing vessels state that the survivors are all well, but there
is much mental distress, OWJBf to the BepaxTttJOP of families."
ONE HUNDRED L1VES LOST
BEFORE CARMANIA'S ARRIVAL
(|ly l-abie to Th- Trtri.ne 1
London. Oct. 1?.-The Marconi corn
1Iiy recerred iu_t night the following
mcssage from Maltby. their operit.r
M ,he Carmania:
"Volturno abandoned at 10:441 a. m.
Friday. Kecelved B 0 B 1" B, B_
Thursilay. Arrlved _:_0. Volturno
was smoklng luiivlly. Gale and ter
rlflc seas prevented disembarkation.
She had already lowered two boats and
lost one hundred passengers before our
arrlval. Ten shlps had arrlved by
midnlght. Volturno was then in
"Dlsembarkation commeneed befort
daylight. Remaining passengers and
crew all saved. Wireless worked splen
dldly. Operator was saved and is or
the Kroonland. Position 4S.'_3 north
latitude, 'M.Xi west longitude. Total
saved. tCtU Total lost I'M. as far ua
Arthur Spurgeon, ? passenger on thf
Carmanla, in a wireless disputch, sup
plcments his own description of tha