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the crash and suffered from exposure,
but his hurts are aal dangerous and
his Bpeedy recovery is expected.
Rascuar? Sean by T?lescopa.
When day broke this morning the
rescue boats had not yet returned here
from the scene of the wreck. I'eupl?
standing on shore at Father Point
scanned the horizon with telescopes,
saw the ie??u< neainers picking up
boats in the river and prepared to give
help to the surviv? rs. They were sore?
ly in nca d of help, as m<?st of them hud
on little clothing and the temperatura
was almost down to the frc./.ing point.
When they had received attention
and hail been sent to Quebec the work
of recovering the bodies was under?
taken. The rescue steamers ' hem
selves had brought in almost fifty ot !
these, and to-night after they had con?
tinued their search the entire day B
total of about '?Tat bodies had been re?
covered, ?"'ne woman and four m? .1
still living but MtuoiiS' ions were picl;ed
up during the day by the Btcanv-rs.
Few of the bodies had been identified
About three hundred bodies of dind
lie to-night in the sneds at tha- wl.arf
here. Seme of the bodies ha\e b??ii
identified and claimed; ttie ?>th? rs will
be kept here until friends or relames
have been heard from, (?ne of the
bodies on the wharf is that of a woman
whose arms ere clasp? d tightly about
her child. Many of the bodies are torn
It was noticeable that on board the
train that took the survivors from
Kimouski to Quebec the greater num?
ber of those who hud been sa\ed from
the sea were men.
The Kmpress of Ireland was a twin '
screw vessel of 14-191 t?>ns. She was
built in ?;iasg??w in I'.hh? by the Fair
field Company, Ltd., and was owned by
the Canadian Pacific Railway. She
carried a full -wireless equipment.
The St-irstad registered 6,028 tons.
She was built by the Armstrong-Whit
worth Company at Newcastle in 1011,
and her owners are Dampsk. Aktirsel..
Maritime, of ?"hristiania, Norway. ?he
is a single screw vessel.
The disaster recalls the accident that
happened to the sister ship of the ill- ;
fated vessel, the Kmpress of Hritain,
that two years ago rammed and sank
the collier Helvetia in almost the sume
spot where the collision took place ?his
433 RESCUED OUT
OF 1,367 ON BOARD
Survivors, in Pitiable Straits,
Reach Quebec in Special
Quebec, May 29 -A train with Si-S sur?
vivors from the sunken st? amship Km?
press of Ireland reached here shortly
before S o'clock to-night. The rescued
on board numbered 29 first elssa -? BBO
and ?lass and l'?l third ?lass passengers
i.iid ""7 of the crew. Thirty SBVSB sur?
vivors were Itft at Rimouski, making a
total of 4^3 saved AS revised figures
show i.:,'"7 p. 1 0:1s to bava basan sa board
the ship, the probable number lost is 924. i
The Kmpress of Ireland, commanded
?by Lieutenant H. ?1. Kendall, Ho?al Naval
RSOSrVe, tailed from ?juebec at i:2d > ? IS
t'-rday afternoon for Liverpool. Among
th?i asmta ??n h< r pa men gar list is Sir
Henry S-eton-Kerr, a barrister whose
tf?av?*ala and big game shooting h |**S
taken linn into many ?on?? is ??f the
woild; laureiire Irving, the a' tor, BOB
of the lab- Sir ll.my Irving, his wife, ;
Mirs Mabel Hackney, aad two other
members of Mr. Irvings company, Mr.
mu? Mrs. Harold Neville Mrs. Ir*-la***a
maid. H?lala. HageatOB, Sraa also in th?
party. A large number of memt'?rs of
th? Salvation Army, ba.uiid for their In
ternatlonal ?conference in London, were
The Hist WOaTd ut the ?lisi-ster rSBebSd
Quebe? Hhortl) before '?'? :?.. m it oama
from ti?- Mareonl station ;-t Father rom?.
to the Marin? I ??-partineiit agent here. It
aiuioiiiii? ?i that the Empresa ??f lieland
l-ai'l rolililf-.l with an unknown Ship tIn 11\
milis east of 1 athar l'oint and was sink?
ing. The Mar? oni j-tation had beard the
?"I *' s" signals of distress and report?>d
that the ?'anadian government ? ? s: ? 1
Eureks and tha mail tender Evriya, stH
11011..I it ?Father Point, had abssfl rushed
i.? th.- ies?-ue The wirel? :.s p? ople tfpoit
cd that Ilia-?- had been in ?-oiiinuinicatloti
with the Bmpiess of lieland but h short
tune wh?n tha BMSOSgeS suddenly ??>.??? 1.
An hour lifter the first BMtBMagSS WOtO
r. .??e<!, aTather l'oint reported that the
Hannover, of th<- North Qasrmaa l.ioyd
Line, whs t lia vesael whi? ii had besa la
? (.I'nsion with the Kmpress o? Ireland,
ami thai probabl) ?both 1 U an sra ?bad been
?lOSt This added te the gravity of the
ii?-?as as tha 11.inn?.?.?i was kltOWB to have
more than l.??? immigrants ,. board bound
fui this port from Kotta-ralam.
Th?-ii Father Point's operator announced
that le ha?l been m error about the Hann?
over and bad learn??! that it was the
Swcdi.-h ?-oilier St.usiad that struck the
i-.mpi. aa of Ireland.
SIR H. SETON-KARR LOST
Well Known Big Game Hunter
and Practical Naturalist.
Sir llenrv Sf ton-Kai r. w In? was ki.ight
e??. and miiui ?? Coaapaaloii of it Iflehaal
end St. Oei'iive in 19'?2. was ?me of the
liest known sp<>i t.-men and pracinal nat
SirallBtfl Of blS time and bad His?? inter?
est.?l hinis if in a practical way in vari
of civic imp?rtame Ha
1 ? Meet serriti lag sen ?>f is. i:
gstoa-Karr, ?lu bad s distingo .
"1 the Indlsa cil il m rn lea being
1:. -id.-nt ? ommlssleoer at Itarodit dur?
ing tha mutiny, lie ?.?..-? bora 111 India
en Februar) I, W?:'.. and after winning
honois ?n ?)\1 "ni WBS i-nlled to the hot
in lift, n<- travelled sad shot big game
in Norwaav. in Kritish Columbia ?und in
the Koaky M??untain region of the 1 tilted
states, ?tul secured s notably las collac
tioii of hunting tioph.. -
Slat- ???loni/alion Bras ,1 SUbJSCt on
win. h h- was aa expert and he aras al
ipenibiT Of the royal commission ol
food ?supply in tume of war. lie w.as a
Vnionist member of |he Uritish House ?>f
1 ??minons from Ittl to i'.?n?>. H.Uj Wafl ,t
i-andidati- imuui in ll'lf? As the author
of "Thaj ?all to Aims.' ??"gy Sporting
Holidays" ami numeroua magasine srtl
ClaS on travels and .-.ports. I.a- was well
Two Mas and ?laughter survive
sir 1 i tin y sailed from Kaglaad for
1 '* 1 ?? Lusltanla on uaj I, an-?
at that time commented m generous
terms upon Colonel Rooeevalt'a South
American trip ? i? ?.?.i-, ? brava thing
for him to ?I?.," he suivi I a?linlie him
t?>r wli-?u lu- h?> ??.?n,-. Men) peop!.- ?I??
not hciic??? a|| he says, but it must be
remembered that all explorer* are Jeal?
GRIEF IN LONDON;
FALSE HOPE RAISED
H. B. Irving Seeks News of
His Brother atC. P. R.
LIST OF SURVIVORS
John Burns. President of the
Board of Trade, to Start In?
quiry on Disaster.
| Hy <ai.le lo Th? Trit.unr '
London, lay SO.-Crowds throng.??!
the. Canadian Paeifl.* Bailw-y's offi'-e?
here from noon yesterday 10 late at
night. There -?ere l?,it few Americar,
inquir;/*.-*, M it was aMUeved that tht*f**e
were n?> Americans on hoard. Rala*
tives Of the passengets were *|OW"aC*U.l
by the first reports that all on boarj
had heen lost and then cheered by the
false message that all had ' >??*-?? ?*aT?**d
??loom was general over the late aewa
that ? minlmim of TOO h.id he? n
There were no survivors' lists un'il
after nightfall. The bulletins posted In
the Canadian 'neific windows ?.auscdj
?me englishman 15 feet ?i inches tall to
faint after attempting to read oh-?
?loud Many women were weeping and
offlclale w? re harassed by questions.
H. B. Irving and many actors tacara
clamoring for word of Laurence Irving
and his wife. Murray Carson, a Mend
of Laurence Irving, had a recent eal.lt
dispatch from him telling of a pleasant
Canadian t??;ir and of the anticipated,
pleasure of the \oyage home.
Firat Report Erroneou?.
The North German Lloyd line offices
were also besieged a? a result of the
first report that the Hanover 'iau bocn
In collision with the Empress of Ire
laail A wireless relay?'?! from th?
Hanover, however, ?howed that Me
was not involved.
Salvation Army ?.fTicials said thai th?
delegates to the congress to ha held
here were all Canadians, so far a? they
knew, ^.nxiety among the Sulvation
ists was grent, and crowds \ ?sited the
army's headquart? rs.
John Burns, President of the Board
of Trade, visited the Canadian Pacific
Bailway ?afflees twice d'iring the day to
obtain the latest news, and requested
to be kept fully informed. I?atcr he
conferred with the Admiralty. An In?
quiry will, of course, be started.
The flags of the shipping offices in i
London were halfmasted on receipt of ,
the news of the disaster.
Not since April, 1912, when the loss
of the Titanic was nnnounced at !
L*oyds, has there been as much excite
rmnt :.s was witnessed yesterday in
"the room" in the anxiety of members to '
lean the latest information of the ? as.
unlity to the Empress of Ireland. From
the time when the news of the disaster
tana posted until business closed the]
It}* board was watched by a dens?.;
Of members anxious to obtain the
latest Reara of the liner. A report of :
a collision with an Iceberg was not ,
? reditel, Inasmuch as the liner, having
left Quebec at 4 p. m. on Thursday,
Could not have got out of the St. Lau?
rence into the ice region in the alapecd
time, and in this belief ?orne under?
writers reinsured at 4 guineas per ?.ent.
When n Inter telegram telling of A
collision ?aith another steamer arrived
the rate of 3?) guineas per cent was
p.ud Vary shortly aftanrard the tant
of the vessel having sunk after the
collision with the Storsta.l he.-aine
known and this stopped all further re
The loss is a heavy one for the in- |
surance market. The Insured value of j
the Enpreaa Of Ireland la $ 1.4?>*V""..
that being the amount failing upon In? '
Hirers on this side of the Atlanta . The
loss of cargo and ?li-burscnicnt may
easily run into another $1,100.000.
Captain H. <? Kendall, commander of
tlie ITlIiplUM Of Ireland, was recalled to
notice because of his work in identify?
ing and **eeurll?J the arrest of the Lon
don murderer, ?r. Cripixn. He was at
that time c?ptala of the steamer M"h
Mr. and Mr.- Lauren? e Ir\ iiip had a
ho-t of paraoaal friends here, apart
fr?, m the prominence that Laurence
living had attained among the Btaffa
people, an?i tha Qarrteh and Orean
Boom cluhs were beset with inquiries
f..r new? of them and their com pan-,
the memhers of which, it was generally
assumed, were with them. Among
others who sought information was
Mis. Wilile, a young widow, who is
Captain Kendall'a niece. Her husband
was ??net officer of tin- Titanic an 1
j.? ii.-hed in the wreck of that -hip Her
only remaining brother. Cadrk Kvans,
w?i- third 004-er of tha L.npress of
Ireland, another brother, Ceorge K\ans,
who v?n-< sixth officer of the Titanic,
having lost hi? life with that ship. Her
father was drowned at s? .1 seventeen
reara as?? while he was c?ptala of the
old Whit? Star liner Britannic.
General Pramweii Booth dlapatehad
a mesaaee of sympathy nn?l condo
? : if to the army nt Toronto, announc?
ing that he was sending t'01111111- ?
McKie "to stari?) hy you." The mes?
sage concludes: "Mrs. Booth joins no
in deep ?.vmpathx for all the her???\c,|
111 ?'.muda, and the home land"
Liverpool. May || ?loud.s gg\ 1,0., ,|
t-. te) .?i ?i 1? ? ? r 11.. - or ihm GeaaiUaa Pa
cific (*eaapaay aaraltlai laf?*?rmatloa
cin-erm?, ; tha fute of th? pas>eii8er.?
ami ciew ?.f the si.nnier I'mpr-ss ?f ire
land Many of th- seamen and ilremen
Of the \e.-?sel l>eK>ii?ed to Liverpool, and
pathetic ?cenes weie witnessed when
their airea and chlldraa turne.1 awar
with the il formation that n?. names of
?arrivera had >,t eoaaa thtough
Earthquake in Alaska.
Palraaaka, Alaska. May *.*:? -The ?e.er
est earthquake ?in -e that of ?*ahtuar**, I
1912. when the slieiv.n?; \okano Katmai'
t.roke Its bond?, whn f, It !..re at 6 H?,
o'ttnaM thi-i m?calas, ant nmpaalad hy a
rumbling of the earth. Th? ?hock was
UM fifth in forty-eight hour?.
CAPTAIN KENDALL AND OFFICERS ON EMPRESS OF IRELAND'S BRIDGE.
Empress of Ireland Sank
in 14 Minutes, Says
C. P. R. President.
[By T'legraph ?Jo The Tiit.'ini :
Montreal, May Ci?.?Sir Thomas ?shBBgaV
BSS |. president of tha- a'atiiolinn Paalnc
Railway, issued the foUOWiBg statement
on the loss of the Empress of Ireland:
"Ih'- catastropha he,-H>;se of the great
loss of life, is the most serious in the
history of the St. Lawrence route.
"Owing to the distance of th?- peare.-t
teltgraph or telephone stations from the
scene of the wreck there Is ~n unavoid?
able 'delay in securing olfl? ml details, but
\ fxpect a report from Captain Ken?
dall in the cour-e of the afternoon.
"Prom the facts as we havs them it is
apparent that about 2 o'clock this morn-!
lag the Knipi'.-ss ??f Ireland, when stopped
in a dOBSS fog. was rammed on th? port
SMS bjf the Norwegian collier St?rst.id In
sin h a manner as lo tear tn?- ship from
the m, Idle to the screw, tin.- making the
watertight bUlkhaBSdS, with w hi? h sh?- was
provide?!, use!? is.
"Th.- rasae] settled in foarteen minutes. ]
Th?- a. 1 Id.nt occurred at a time when
the passengers were in bed, and the in?
terval b< fore the steamship w.-nt ?low n
w-as not surheieut te? sbbMs ths iBBeers
to arouse the passengers anal get them
latO the boats, Of whi'h ;her?> weie sufli
clent to BOCOmiBOdata a Very mad) larger
number of pataopls than those on bo.u?l, in?
cluding passengers and crew,
"That such an accident should be possi?
ble in the St. LBWrSBCS and to a
of the ?Mass of tha ElBPJeaM Of Ireland.
with every possible srecaatlon taken by
the owners to instir- SSfet) f"i he pas.
sagsrs ami the vessel, is dspdorable. The ;
saddest feature of the disaster is, o? ?
?ourse, the great loss of life, ?>nd the i
heartfelt sympathy ?it ev?r\body con- |
ne? teil with the company K"?s OUI to the
relatives and friends of those who met j
death in the Ill-fated steamship."
SON OF SIR HENRY IRVING
Laurence Irving, Actor and
Dramatist, One of the Lost.
Laureaos Bjrdrwjr BrodriM Irriag, a? tor,
manager and author, had at OBaM the a?l
?ai.t.ii,-?- aad th?' ilisaiK aulaga- of 1? lug
the sr.n of Ins fath'-r thai is, of an actor
and maaager who was so supretaely great
that bis ria"ii?? lefle.-tr?! lu-1 r? BpOO its in?
heritors, while his achia -vements baffle 1
?mrulatloa The son had, however, the
fine Judgment to s? ? h sui -i.-s on his own
merits and not to make hlBMelf i mere!
parasite upon his f.-ithe.'s imperial n
He was born In 1/andon on I ??-.-ember
11, 1S71. an?l was i-.irrf iip. educated at
Marlboroogh (3oll??ga an?i lbs ?'"li.g.' k<>i
Un, ?-i paris, with ths pur posa "f , ?
mg him for the diplomatie s? r\ i? e, and
with the sanie fini In view be spent soin?
time in st. ivt? rsburg aa an attaeM of
tbi Uritish Bmbass] tn laherlted lasts
:?>: the Maga- was li"i\c.i?-, BtrOBger thin
t c entlceaienta of diplomacy, and he soon i
joincai i". i: Beaooa'a companj aad mad?
l,:- iii.-i ap| iraacs sa snuc.. ths .biiner,
in "A MMsUBUBSf Night's Ma am.'' The
next year bs sras a member a.f .1 te
Toatefg ? ?ampian?,, anal thsrsaftef hii? course
was niaikiil with niiu-h success 11?
pla>ed sa.me of Su- ll.ih.it Trro'?- parti
???i tha road partteularly thai of Besagst!
in "Trilby." In till h? appeared at tha
,. Theatre, London in his own play
Of "!'>!(?, th- Cicat." takltSg '!.?
Which l:;i'l ha-en IntOBdSd for Ma f.a'ii>-?.
but win? h ??in?.-- ; ? rated lbs i Ut p ? -
trie from a.-?-? pluii: II?' was seen also a.
Taliei In "Robaapl?*Tre." ?Tunlus Brutus in
"Coriolaaua," Coljael Mldtrintar in,
"Wat-irlOO, ' poncha*- in "Mine BOBS ?lene,"
?'oii'ii"! in 'The Lyons Malt," .\n?"iiio in
The M.T.hant of Veni? e," Xrivoura In
"l>iuis XI" aad Valent?n? la "Faust." He
was the . r, aim of the part of C?*aa
-,n "K.-itfl. i "
In i ??I this - Ity under ths
manag? m? ni of I I was
" ! : ? Kil | and th? \ ap.a I
"Th?- incubus." 'The Three Dat*ajhta*-rs of.
If. t'upont' aad stlier trorks Bla
bS ?la?. I under bis OOn and Mr Ii
managamant, aad added lags .? id
Hamlet 10 hi?: H ? ta pai ts, m
addition lo leading i rie In a nun
modern playa Ma a ota "Fetarr th? '
Great ' "Bonnie Dundee," "Time, Hun
un- aad th.- Law," "Uacla stia?. ? "Hods
fu. .i- i rotante." "A ?rhi-iaitmaa mom,"
"Richard UavatUare," ' ?The rhrsnli." "The
rnwntten Law," "Ths Terrorist," "The |
TypabOOB** and "The Foot Has Said In!
His Hea.-t' th.- hast named jiroluced by)
i: ii. gathers la this taromtry m IMT. h>
.-..I for lis father Sanlou's "Robe-i
snlerr?-" a?- .1 "Dente" and also Otrrfcy's
"The [?rarer I'eptt,.-"
Mr Irriag was In Itll laatraaesd ta kg
saga lad to marr> hflaa I Bai ?more.
M i ??> Mini di?i not :.?k-- i :., . ta?
ha was n.n; i :? I a f. ?? . , ?
?" Misa .Ma.i, 1 I.ir | H cka? an eeceiB?
Bngllsk a? tiess, wh?a was there?
after frequently a member of his di ?malic
LAURENCE IRVING AND HIS WIFE.
THE DEATH ROLL OF THE SEA.
Titanic, April 14. 1912. 1.490
Kicke Maru. September 28, 1912. 1,000
General Sloeurr, June 15. 1904. 1.003
Norge. July 3, 1904 . 750
Princess Alice, September 3, 1878. 700
Mikasa, September 12, 1905. 599
Utopia, March 17, 1891. 574
La Bourgogn-, July 4, 1S98. 571
Ertcgrul. September 19, 1890. 540
Namehow, January 13, 1892. 414
Wan Yung, November 15, 1887. 40 )
Duburo. February 17, 1890. 400
Reina Regente, March 11. 1895. 400
Cimbria, January. 1883. "81
Victoria. June 22, 1893. 360
Sirio, August 4, 1T.96. 353
Elbe, January 30, 1895. 325
Kapunda, January 29. 1887. 3C0
Matsu Maru, March 23, 1908. 300
NO ONE FROM HERE
ON ILL-FATED SHIP
Some Passengers Had Business
Affiliations in City, However
?Mum at Line Office.
Net one of th?? passengers on the l-'m
******* "f Ireland was hooked from the
New Y"rk office of the ?'anadian l'aei'lc
IttdaTtrnd, It wa? antir.'iti? ?d at 1,'iS Broad?
way yesterday S'i far as enuM he de
t?rniined none of Ummm etoard the vas?
sal were msltlmt? "f tins ?itv. although
t .ere ver? pomo with buslnesa connec?
tion? here, as attest.?I by the lna*j*tt*iaa
r?.'ic.?i doriag tha eaj at tha local si?
I the lui".
In the ahaenea of \V 11 SneH. the New
? ? irk peeasagei sgsal who i? in \va?h
Ittugten, sad hi? asasataiH ?'. B i>iiing
t"n, i. M. Hait, a cterfc, sssumsd charas
o. the otMco. To early inqalrera he ?l??~
darad 'hat he had reieived ifl "iinottklal"
telegram fr.<ni the ?j i.-l.? ?? ?<ftiie stating
that 'he strain? r hail not .?unk sad ?Vas
!?:"?'. ? ding to Qmbst* undOT hsr "\\n
strain Late* m the ?lay h? denied hav?
ing; recatvad su? h a ?'<ititiiiiinii-.iti >n
All attempts m ml in loach with the
Canadian ofltoea "f th? hue were futile
until lata m tha at'teiii'i.n. Tbsa I art
eama a m??sane ttattoi thai tha aaaMs
..i the peu aangsra and aurvlvora > ? "jl?j n?>t
* In re, sa the Montreal offl?
having difficulty f,'? Hing them theie.
The ?1!sa-t?-r of yesterday recalled to
the mind? ?if men in ?hipping drelse the
.?)?*? nt in arbleh tha Kmpre?? <>t Britain,
?. ?later ?hip of the Btnpraas of Ireland,
""wad three yaara at,-.? ??<>t far fssaa
Fath. i Peinl < >n thai i an tha < ?>i
h?r Helvetia wa rammed and i .?.u
H ? -' a la -i paala on tha Btap ?
Itiit.iln, but i" Urea were !.
'I'll?- hi .-i on? Lai notlca o? ya itarda ?? s
aecktaat aaa rvsesived at tha Caaadlaa
Pacttc oflteo shortly hefore oooa la this
tslegran from Montreal, addrssssd to w.
"Kcpurt at Ifttf tin? tncrmiig si.tirs
that the l-a?ly Kvelxii and the Eureka
dochsd at Blmoushi wharf tUi ntrorniag
sad ?tt? ..l.-.i f< .: bundred paaaengera. The
? reportad salooo ; ?-- ngera and
? rew la hf'hoats. Lady i:\el\n and
Buraaa, altar taadh*** pomsniais. ain
proceed to the ?eene of the ********** and
pick up ho*!- \V ?;. ANNAHI.K.
General PasssakfSf Agi nt. M utreal."
Italy Sends Sympathy.
. Hay at?Klag Vi. t..r Braaiaaua]
an?i the Italian ("'ivernment have t?ent ex
piasahma of sympath) t?> the "**o"?*erataasat
St Lsodoa la ?he ?h.-.i.-t.-r which ha?
ov?Htakafl the ITniprssa ?>f Ireland. The
i*..?,.*? ,?!id Cardinal Man*] aal Val, Papal
Secretary ?.f Statu, have expr. issd th. ir
tHadotaaTaOea thioujjh the ApoatoUC Dele- ,
(ate in ?.'a?ada. j
TELLS OF CRASH
( milieu??! In.in n.i?c<* I
the ship be wi-nt. earning praise that
afterward waa unanimously granted
Asked for hla atory nt the di*a***tar,
i ?r. ? Irani said:
?\\ ? !e:i ?Juche?- on .May 27 at i ?,n
p. m. and had an anaventfal evening.
During the early morning a fog dropped
sround us and wa proc? adad ?lowly, At
1:30 a m. ws pul the pilot off at Father
"At I M the e.illier Morstad rammed
the Empresa of Ireland Tin* vessel's
lights had be*en alghted by the watch,
who reported to Captain Kendall on
the Innige. Th.- captain signal?'?! with;
three blasts of the whistc, 'i am ison? ;
tlnulng .il? . ourse.' Tha ?oilier an-I
awered, but what the reply ?as I have,
n?.t karned. Than Captain Kendall
-<.iind<-?l the whistle tuiie, saying, '11
?'The light of the enllier ?-ould he seen
approaching. The captain of the Km
press Signalled to reverse, full speed
astern Bui the mg liner could not
avoid the small ship. She was rammed
amidships In the snglns room on tha
starl...ard Std**. Th.? plates wre ripped
??pen i".in enonnoui length. Then the
?...Hi.r backed off about ? mile.
"In a few moments the Kmpress 1 e
gan to list t.. ?me side. She made an at?
tempt to r??-ht herself Htid th? n. ?anted
OVar still fuithaf t?i starboard as the'
water f?pn i-sd ita way through the gap?
ing braah hi bar aide, aha lurehed
funh<r aii'i was dooaaed
? \n .ittifiipt ?raa nMde to lower the
hOOtS "M the starboard snl.-. The (list '
one ?as throarn clear and the aaflor lb
it was flung out. That boat over- |
turned. Then some of th?- port hoats
?er?- fling across the deck hy her list !
and several people were killed. They ?
i are ? rushed :.. ?aath agalnal the rail."
Walked Into the Sea.
'-There was m dlaoridertlneaa among I
the errw. The captain and other offl- '
?eis remained ?n the bridge until the
vessel sank It Waa just seventeen
minutes from the time she was rammed
until she sank Lelow the surfaire. ? ?n'y
a few were able t,, ohfain life belts.
tad pra-'bally all wen- for? ? d OUt in
th'ir night attire into UM Icy water.
Baverai hundred clung to the .?> h ? i ? un
til aba went down hiding to tax rail
until the veaaal cantad ovaran far that :
it wa.- Bjeceaaary to climb the rail ami
stand ?*n the ship'? pintan Than, a?
she keeled o\er further, they ?lid d?i\vn ?
and Into ?KM water as though they were
walking down a aandy beach to bathe
"Then there were aeveral hundred
soul? fwlmmlng around In the wRter,
B?r<amii-.T tor help, shrieking aa they
felt themselves being tarried under or
uttering strange, weird moana of ter
"The lifeboats of the Storstad were
launched, and came rapidly to the res- j
cue. Not one went back that was not
well loaded. About five of the Km
proMs's boats sito got away.
"The entire catastrophe waa so aud
d?n that acores never left their bunka.
They were caught like rate. Add to
this the fact that the passengers had
been on the ship only a day. and were
not yet familiar with their surround- ,
ing*. In the confusion and neml-panlc i
many c??uld not find their way to the
deckH, and only a few knew how to !
reach the boat deck. Thla was largely (
laBBpgmlMl tot the terrible toll ot
The sun Ivors were taken on board;
the Storstad and the Lady Evelyn, '
wlii? h was Bummoned by wireless.
There everything possible waa done for
them, in at leust five cases, however,
the shock and exposure proved fatal.
F?>ur women died after they reached
the Storstad. In each ense I was
called and the unfortunate died before
anything could he done. The last spark ,
o! energy had been exhausted. An- \
other woman died sa ehe was being
Many More Saved,Survivor
Says, Had Storstad
Quebec, May 20.?A story t.? the ef?
fect that there was a tremendous ex?
plosion on baiard the Kmpress of Ire
land after she was hit by the Storstai
was told to-night by Philip Lawler, a]
SleaiBge passenger from Hrantford,
?int. Law 1er was on his way to Eng?
land with his wife and son, Kobert, til
teen > <-ars old.
When the collision came the Kmpress
listed under the severe Bh?ick, and,
water rushed into the steerage quar?
ter?. A few se? onds later there came
an explosion that shook the vessel.
I'rubably this, Mr. Lawler said, vas
when the water reached the boilers.
"People were simply ?hot out of the
ship into the sea 1?; the explosion," h-?
said. "I was pushed overboard with
my wife and boy. The hoy could swim,
so I tried to take care of my wife, but
somehow she slipped from my grasp
Dr. Johnston, chief medical officer on
the Kmpress, said that had the Storstad
not lacked away so soon a larger num
ocr of the passengers would have been ;
Saved He said that when the collier;
pulled herself free the aea surged into
the hole she had torn in the aide of the
Kmpress and the liner sank quickly.
Chief Marconi Operator Hayes of the
Kmpress told of the ainking of the vea- '
"As soon aa I felt the ahock of the
collision I was ordered to sound th?
danger signal, and the flash of my
?SOI was immediately pl< ked up by
the operator at Father Point and was
answ.-r.-.i back. Bot I ?-?.mid not talk
With him. for five minutes after the im
i'act my dynamos failed and seventeen
minutes latir our ship went down."
Pluckily to leap from the deck of the
sinking liner and Bwim around for
nearly an hour and then to drop dead '
from exhaustion on the deck of the
pilot vessel Kureka was the fate of an
unknown woman. She had on little
clothing and has not been identified.
The Barias <?f water rushing into his !
i-.ilin awakened sV. Davis, of T??ronto.
and his wife. They fled on dea-k. but
m the rush of passengers were sepa?
rated. Mr. r>;?\ is was saved, but it Is'
feared that his wife went down with
A full e?|uipment of ambulances, su?, - '
plied by the city of yuebec, by the
town OC I.evis. on the opposite side of
the river, end by the army medical
tarrico ?-ps was waiting In readiness
at Levis when the special survivor??' !
train arrived. The passenger? were
Immediately disembarked and tran.*
f? rml to the ferry steamer that had'
b?n waiting ?.t the sj-acia? wharf to
facilitate the transfer to the Quebec.
SHIP'S CAPTAIN SURVIVES
Empress's Commander Bearing
Up Bravely Under Ordeal.
| B) T-'.cr:rtTih to Th? Tribun? |
RlmoOSld, Que., May 29. -The sec
I ml relief train left this town at 3 .
o i look this aft.moon, having <>n board i
,;!-"ii' three hundred ?if the survivor?
of i he Empr?*-*ag of Ireland.
Forty of those rescued were wound?
ed, and could not be moved ta? travel on
th?- train. They are under the care of1
doctors from ?juel.ee who went down
f?. attend to them. Other BMdical men
ar<- taking care of those in need of
l.i? ?lical assistana-e.
The rumor that Captain Kendill was
in a dying o>n?lit|on. which was re?
ported her?? fr??m Montreal, ha?l no
foundation in fact, Th?. commander <.f
the Kmpress of Ireland is in as good
? ?>ll(Jitl"l! as cotllil !"? expect?'?!, ill V :< \v
..f th" terrible ? \p?Tleri'-e through
s iiii-h h * has paaaad.
Delegates to Convention
Attempt to Cancel Pas?
sage on Olympic.
SON OF NEW YORK
Mere Chance That 700 Americans
Who Will Sail To-day Were
Not in Wreck.
Several hundred member? of the Salv.i
tlon Army who will ?nil for England to?
morrow on the Olympie, to attend the
International convention, waited about
the corridora of the national MvBUoa
Army headquarter?, In 14th ?t., near Slut*,
av.. yesterday, anxious eoneernini- th?
fata of members of their ori?anizst on
who were pa??entiers on the Kmpre?.* of
Ireland, which sank In the St Lawrenr?
Nearly all of the 1 CO-odd Salvationist? I
on the ?teamer wer? known or re?
lated to the delegate? now in th!? city.
Of the (.'anadian expedition, according to
a telephone message from Montreal re
reived at tha Salvaron Army Building;
late In th? afternoon by Colonel \v. a.
Maclntyre, New York commander, only
twenty-two were saved. Amone the??
wa? ?'olonel Maclntvre's son, Kenne'h
twenty-live y-?ars old and a grad'Jat? of
The three hi?he?t officials of the Cara
dian Salvation Army perished. Th?^v wer?
David i>''". coninlssloner from Canada
Colonel Sidney MshllllSMt. chief ?eeretarjr,
and Colonel Albert (?askin, field se ?
Comnii^sion'T Jtees. whose w.fe and
four children also were drowned, had
been In the army more than thirtv.'.hie?
| ears, lie worked his way up throu?-?
the ranks to one of the hi?-h??t positioi?.
He at one time eaaaaaoadad th? I.
army, and later took charjre of the ufr<
in Scotland. Krom there he ?a? ordered
to Canada, twenty-two year? B0S, WmUA
he served several year? in a aob-ordlnata
position, being recalled to I^.-idon t
charge or the Hitaras t tena I tralala?*
hon -1, iwedi ? ana I la seat peal
he went back to London. Three
aso he went to Canada and sanssadSd
<_'onim:s?ioner T BJ, Coombs.
Colonel Maldment was about forty
BOvea year? old, aivl had been ?gottoasd
in nearly ?very country of th? wot. I
where the Salvation Army has post?. He
served in Norway, Sweden. ??\?.a: ?,
South Africa, the \V.--t lidie.-, Souin
America, the 1'nlted States and Can??-*.
Of his eijiht chil.lren no 1*0*0 were born
in the ?ame DOUatry.
Colonel Oaski.-:, the fi??ld ?r ret ,
Canada, had occupieil that position
eighteen year?, an unequalled re. ord v..
th?; Dominion. Before coming ther? he
served in Lsodon under hflsa i.\ .nn-eline
Lootli, the pr?sent commissioner uf th?
Mrs. K.nnetn MaclBtyre, who saw bs*
hl***f*aad depart i n th.- l-.mpress of '
from Toronto, ;. riv?d la New York >???
ttrday with Mrs. William HUBiphrey,
Toronto, whose husband was a member of
the band. Not until they readied thi? c I
aid they learn that the Bteanv.-r had ??
Commissioner Booth kept to her BbVi
yesterday afternoon and would see no:.
o? her subordinates, so BPSSt was she it
the news of the disaster. Late in the
afternoon, however, ?he mad*? a ?hort a?l
glass to the del? gates on the roof of th?
building in Hth st.
It was only by th? merest ehanas that
the American Salvationists were not on
the sanpreaa Sf lieland, far tha ? anadian
Pacific Railroad made special transporta?
tion offers to those going abroad to BaV
Und the convention. It wa* finally de?
cided to go on th?- ttjrsapea
iifteen hundred person? attended th?
mass ssaatlng At the Salvation Armv in
Memorial Hall last Bight With ****ag*
nation they listened to th?* sunpie are 1?
la which Comman'ler Bva H???>th told of
the leas tha army had sustained.
????it of i:."> ssaosra of 'he army m C? .
ada." ?he ?aid. "who Balled on the g| i
pteas of Irelan.l only f "Urteen I
our force? la Canada have tresslved ? tat*
rifle blow. Praitically all th.? blgl
fleer? have been wiped out."
Late last night ?'omm.ir.der Booth an?
aoaneed that a Mb?asriptt?**D list aoatd ba
opene.l in this i ity to aid the purt
Th? pnggny oo?*l<****ad aill be aaal I
ada. It a*M stated that auV?mrlpHanl
could be ?ent to any newspaper or to th?
tieail?|unrters of the organisation m thi?
elty. Che? ks sent to th? uOOi h*?d
quarter? should be made payable ,r> IH
T?lea-rams of ?ympathv wee recclvel
last night from John Wanamsker ?ni
Lieutenant tSorontat ?'lbson of th?
vine- of Ontario
it was al?o announced that d?:r*ng th?
pnaenee Of Commander Hooth in Baglssd
Colonel v7. H OOS a*UI be the ,i.t::I
commander in this country.
FEAR BROTHER IS LOST
New York Man Goes to Canada
to Look for Kin.
After an anxious day ?pent m
it quirtss a? to the saf? tj of
f i" Averdien-k, a psaseagSff en the Km?
pre?? of Ireland. H. Av.-rdi? -r? k left her?
h,?t Blghl for Montreal a*a**aoUt learning
his brother'-, fate. II Av idler * MUA *?
the Seville Hotel, ?th sf. and Madison ?v
1* ?'. Avenller.-k,-A. ?1. l'.r.mdon ?n?i
Walter Kenton, all of Man? h? ?ter, Bio?
land, rame to New York a short time ?Io
to consult with members of the America'
Thread ?'ompaiiy. the Amerl? in bran?-h "
Jones. ?"rewdson & Youatt. of Man' baatSf
Th.- list? of survivor? ssntslasd 'i?** n''*m?,
of IVuton. but Aver.lU-r? k Bad Urandoii
are auppos? d to have been 1" I
This establishment will remain closed today
& m-oo-ot TifiD mm ** nt 4*>tt> st.
Announce very important Sales
to Begin Monday, June 1st?offer?
ing decisive price concessions.
See Sunday papers for details.