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Vol LXXIV....N0. 24,608.
I? ?p-trlgM. 1(14.
B? Tb? Tribus? \??o? iatiea 1
NEW YORK. SUNDAY, MAY 31
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Fall report ?? rif? T
PARTS- 72 PACKS.
PRICK FIVK CENTS
Peace Workers Alarmed
Lest Either Rejects Plan
AT NIAGARA FALLS
Mediators Perplexed by
Advances Made to Them
by Rebel Agent.
BRYAN'S DENIAL FUTILE
Administration Reported Per.
turbed by Publication of
?y GEORGE GRISWOLD HILL'.
Niagara Falls, ont.. May 30.?Watch?
ful walling baa been transferred from
Washington to Niagara Falls. No
mord lias been received from either
Washington or Mexico City, and In the
absem r of information ft? to the ap?
proval or disapproval of the affected
f arm?1< the'mediators could make.
: rogreas t<>-day.
Prolonged dela\ at Washington will
? -11 ise. for the reason that th?
administration then has been advised
. " <"\ step taken in the peace con
(trence, and no assftit has been Riven
? assert? an d? leant**, even to the
WM important propositions, without
ihf consent "f their government. Be?
nt the far mero extensive powera
and the comparative difficulty of tele?
graphic communication with Mexico
he plan agreed upon here will
ha\c to DC examined there almost ,.b
so that ? reply from that capi?
tal mu)' asturslly be somewhat d??
. is reason to belters that the
? .. " ? ?'ration has b?en con
oh perturbed and Ita plsni some
? deXSnged lv -.v hat H terms the
"premature'' publication Of the agree?
ment here a publication ?huh Beere
tn'v Bryan denied until denial hecam??
fu'ile President Wilson sent to hi?
tes here the moat positive in?
structions to keep the agreement secret,
presumably pending his consultations
with the Constitutionalists, as he did
not wish the topee and expectations of
the American people raised until he
wai certain that the <'onstitutional
ifts ?ere satisfied with the plan.
The mediators, with the assent of
the Aessrlcas delegates, have devised a
means of sa\ lng Huertas fare, of mak?
ing 8 bridge b) whi<~h he may easily
and gracefully cross from his present
effiee to retirement.
Repugnance to Huerta.
If President Wilson rejects this
bridge because of his intense personal
repugnance to Huerta that also will
k,ro?t the Hves of thousands of Ameri?
cans. For these reasons it is ennfi
dentlv believed here that Washington
will ?rf.ppt the plan of agreement, al?
though it may delay tha' course for a
Another oreasen of embarrassment
to the administr?t.on Is the recent
C of great stores of ari'is and
ammunition for Huerta. Whether or
not thiv srai done with the consent of
the administration is not clear here.
although there is no doubt among (he
experts that tii<- I'nited States ?as
bound by the armistice to refrain from
interfering wtth aueh landtag. But ?f.
? for the purpose of further aid
liic the Csjrranststaa or humiliating
:.<. the peai ?? plan is rejected, the
administration will be blamed, not
?lone for preripitattnc erar out for
having permitted' the landing of arms
and ammunition which ?ill be used
against Amerli a IM
i'ndiie delay on the part of the ad?
ministration would Immediately ghc
( ontinued en page ?.. <istaSBS
This Morning's Atom.
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
?renca Forced to Wait .... I
Reatorea Rmbargo on Arms., 3
?o ! Ine rplrange l>eme,l. 3
Alarm.-- Scots Rsscue bj Davis.... 3
1 ' ? liaastei . l
Myste-% ... M,, i?ie |>?>ath. 1
el' Sails for Sl'-lM: . 1
la Llf? or Brid< . 1
" I Itmaa Will Lead Ticket ? ?. 6
??se? m i'eerly Parade. ... a
'?ium;>iii Commencement Plans..., II
?' - ? Bagland.11
?* ' . v . iffl, e. 18
. 1 Re ... 18
1 eldl |o G \ I! . 4
?ej N Morgsa <'fier. 7
1 - 1.01,,1,,Il .g
N*w ! A ioler Looms l'p. g
Ne? rractloi i.vpert for London... g
Anuiunia Passengers s. aied .g
OsM sp,.n ,? }.ar;i. . f
Am'ai.?, loi Crrar.l III . 3
Pre*? Osneorabtp in Austrls. ?
"Obnss ,,f Pansi,,!, ?n Merlin . s
Bhipblng . y
w=oTh*r .( . 7
Kdl tonal ..
Obituary . ? ????.,
*porMr? S?e,,on . ",'.Part f
heal ?t??_r,r, 4 lf , , 4 ^ s
*?**?c*AJ-Pnrt 4., and ,
I.W.W'S IN TARRYTOWN JAIL
Woman and 11 Men Try to
Orate in Rockefeller Towi;.
T*Hvf I. \V. W.s tested the Tight
?f free speech in the Pocantico I Till? '
I'ountry" laut night according to sched?
ule and previous announcement. And;
twelve I \V W.'s tested the accom- |
niodations of the Tarrytown Jail, which I
wit not according to previous an?
Eleven I. W W. men. led by a
woman who answera Be< ky F.delson's
ties, rtptlon, reached Tarrytown laut
night, and at Wlldey at. and Fountain
Square produced a soap box, upon
which Arthur Caron mounted.
Mr. caton began to talk right away.
He said: "The Colorado strikers, men,
women and children, were, murdered.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., murdered
them He is their murderer, and he i
lives right here."
The speaker got no further. Ha waa
pulled off the box and huatled to Jail. '
The woman said to be Becky Edelson
took his place on the soap box. She ',
did not evan get started. Polic? Ser?
geant Delanoy hurried her to Jail, She '
resisted search at the station and a
book was taken from her by force.
R. B. M'CLURE ENDS
HIS UFE BY SHOT
Mystery Surrounds Suicide
of Publisher's Brother
Robert Bruce McClure. of 15 Olen
brook Place. Park Hill, Yonkers. a
brother of S. S. McClure. the founder |
Of ".McClure* .Magazine," is dead at
his home from a gunshot wound The
fact of his death was disclosed yester?
day afternoon He committed suicide
at !? o'clock Friday night.
Mr McClure waa foity-nme years
"M He came to fotlkara four months
ago. Formerly he was at the head of
tt:t- Mi <'lute Syndicat?, but withdrew
about a year ago.
After retiring from business Mi. Mc?
Clure took a trip in the West. He
leaves a wife, three sons Bruce, Colin
and Kenneth? and Jean, a daughter,
the youngest child.
Coroner iHinn would neither affirm
not deny that Mr. McClure left two let?
ters, whn h liad been put Into his hands.
Coroner Innies H. liunn last night
officially stated that MeC'lure commit?
ted suicide ;
The members of the family rio not
deny the suicide, althouah they at first
tried to create the impression that he
had been shot while cleaning his gun.
After dinner Friday McClure went
up to his room and later to a servant's
bedroom or the third floor.
About I o'elock members of the
family were startled by the report of a
cun Mrs. IfoClure rushed up stairs
and found her husband lying dead on
the bed with the gun beside him. He
had placed the muzzle beneath his
chin and pulled the trigger. His head
was pearly blown off.
In the house with the mother at the
time were her son, Colin, fifteen yeara
old, and daughter. Jean, six.
Mr. McClure was one of four broth?
ers, the others of whom are Colonel
H. S. McClure, president of the S. S
IfoClure Company, which publisher
McClure's Magazine": T. C. McClure
and John. Robert Mrui e McClure was
the youngest. He was bom in Ireland,
and hll mother brought the family to
the United States in 1???. when he was
one year old.
He joined S. S. McClure in business
earl) In Hf?, and the (WO formed th?
newspaper syndicate. Robert Bruce
represented the magazine in London,
and lie spent much of his business life
there until IfM, when he returned to
New York to take charge of the book
publishing end of the Mcdure-Phillips
COLONEL TO WAR ON
BARNES AND MURPHY
'Sub-Bosses Must Go, Too,'
He Says in Statement Ere.
He Sails Abroad.
WILL OPEN STATE
FIGHT ON HIS RETURN
Condemns Wilson Administration
for Making 'Pinch of Pov
erty' Felt in Nation.
Before, aaillng for Europe yesterday
to attend the wedding of hia non Ker?
f-nit Colonel Roosevelt dictated a mate?
rnent in whlrh he declared the Wilaon
t&dminlstration'a attitude on the tariff
and the tripla had placed bnaincaa in
jt-xipardy and caused "the pinch of pov?
erty to be felt in many a household.''
He also attacked William Barnes and
<*haii?ss F. Murphy, and declared that
they, their under bosses and the s> ?i?m
on which they thrive must go.
The people of this state, he said, ha<l
grown bitterly Indignant at the see?
saw rule of the Barnes and Murphy
machines in the state government, and
In no stats were the evils of bipartisan
boss rule more concretely illustrated
than in Now York.
"Tims to Clean House."
Speaking of the ??t?te as run by the
Barnes and Murphy machines, the
Colonel said Um government war? pri?
marily administered with a view to the
political advantage and the personal
enrichment of certain political leaders.
The Colonel declared il was time to
?lean house in New York, and ended
his statement with what many regard
as a promise in UtdOTM District At tor?
nee Whitman for ?iovernor if he is
nominated by the Kepubli'-ana, or any
other anti-Barnes Kcpubli'an.
It is believe 1 that Colonel Roosevelt
will come out formally for District At?
torney Whitman shortly after his re?
turn trata Europe. He is due back June
J4. His statement in full follow?:
Since my return from South Amer
Icg I have received hundreds of tel?.
?niitif and letters from all over the
?country requesting statements from
me on the political situation. It
has been utterly impossible- to reply
to these commun*'allons, first, be?
cause of lack of time, and, second,
because it must be remembered that
1 have been out of the country for
nearly eight months and have been
home, only ten days and therefore
have not been able to acquire the
necessary information that will en?
able me to respond intelligently to
OtOtty of the inquiries made of me.
Whin I raturn from abroad I shall
at once take up actively the political
situation. It goes without saying
that I intend, to the utmott of my
ability, to do all that I can for the
principles for which I have contend?
ed and for the man throughout the
country who have stood so valiantly
in the fight that the Progressive
party ib waging and has waged for
ThefM If ? i'lf spread apprehension
among our people The pinch of
j overt \ is felt |n many a household.
We cannot ?cr.oie the conditions
?s h i cil have brought about this state
of things. The coat of living has
not been reduced. Not the slightest
progrOM has been made in solving
the trust question. It has been
shown that the reduction of the
tariff in i o ?-ha?>e or way helps
toward this solution.
The economic conditions are su<?h
that business is in jeopardy and that
th? small budBOM man. the farmer
and the industrial -..age-worker are
? nn>inner? on pa(e II. rollima *l
"DARE" CAUSES BRIDES DEATH
DROWNS WITH FRIENDS NEAR
Mrs. David Crawford Hurled Into Hudson by Wash of
Steamer While in Boat to Photograph
Merry Party Aboard Yacht.
As th? result of refusing to take i
"dare" Mrs. David Crawford, twenty
four years old, of 71? Kaat ?.ITth st., t
bride of less than ! i\ e months, wai
drowned in the Hudson River yester?
day, and George Baldwin a friend, al?
most shared her fate. Baldwin wai
revived after I>r. Robert Denniston. ol
Dobbe Ferry, liad worked over him for
more than an hour.
Mr. Crawford who is an estimator
for the Amere an Bridge Company, and
his wife were raoWllHIH Of a merry
oartj of Baverai young coupl?e who
hired Captain Julius Btewert'i steam
y ach I Irene to spend Decoration Day
on the river. Cm the way up Mrs.
Crawford took a number of snapshots
of the excursionista
As the Irene was approaching Ard*
le>-on-Hudson, Mrs -raw ford, who
was sitting in the stern with Baldwin
and three other?, caught sight of the
little dory trailing behind the yacht,
and s.iid that if she could only get ?nto
it she could obtain a picture of the
?Thole party and the boat.
With its BOUT lifted out of the water
by the tow line, the dorv looked any
?hing but safe. In fun Mrs. Crawford
wa?t "dared" to reach it, no one dream
ing she would make the attempt, The
voting woman, laughingly inert mg she |
would never take a dare" like that,
leaned over the rail, pulled the boat to
tlii* side, and the next moment had
dropped over the side into it.
The ya'ht was steaming along at
about twelve miles an hour. As the
dory drew its tow line taut the little
craft rolled dangerously, ami Mrs,
Crawford found she could not take the
photograph, because she could not lot
go of the sid??s of the boat. To help
her Baldwin dropped into the boat.
Hardly was Baldwin seated than th*
steamer Republic passed and her wash
?WUIUPed the dory, throwing Baldwin
and Mrs. ?"raw ford lute the river. Both
could swim, and for a moment there
was DOt appar-en' danger. Then some
one ran to Captain Stewart to tell him
to stop the yacht
Crawford was standing beside Stew?
art He ran to the stern and men in
the party 1 *?d to hold him to prevent
him from leaping into the river.
Already ?.eorge Hill. Mrs. Crawford's
brother, had dived in and was swim
ming to her assistai t.
Before Hill could rea. h hir Mr.?.
?'raw ford had s'ink n her terror she
grabbed Babiwin around the at? k,
fulling both of them under. Hill div.-d
and brought Up Baldwin Ha dived
again and again, but could not find a:*
sister. ^ , '
KENDALL BLAMES THE STORSTAD
FOR BACKING AFTER IMPACT,
THUS SHUTTING OFF ALL HOPE
CAPTAIN ANDERSON OF THE STORSTAD.
LET PASSENGERS DIE
i Prominent Montreal Lawyer Denounces "Odious Insou?
ciance" of Crew and Captain of Collier?Thinks
Explosion Killed Many on Unfortunate Empress.
BY M. COUTURE.
Editor of only newspaper published in Rimouski and first correspondent to
obtain details of disaster.
Rlmoi'sUi, Quebec, May :?<>. The E
press of Ireland left Quebec Thur:?
afternoon at about 4 .'(."> o'clo. k. ha\
on board 1,4 T ?3 persons, compris
1,061 passengers, of which ^7 were
the first i lass. ?_'.">* of the second a
TU in the steerage. The DOVCTl ?
I raw numbered -11.?. The ship had U
in charge of Pilot Adelard Bernler
far aa gather Point, and it was bar?
a quarter of an hour after Pilot Bern
had left his post that the catastrop
occurred, it seem* to be the girnei
impression that the fog was the s,
< auae of the frightful > ollisioii. win
took plac" opposite St I.ili e, about
mile from the shore, at a place .WIM
the water is from twenty to thir
fathoms in depth i ?tie of the su
vlvora, ?.ouis Oosaettn, a wen snot
Montreal lawyer, gives a pat lit alar
\i\id account of his sxpertence.
"I had h ft on a business trip fi
London and Paris m company with n
friend. Lionel Kent, als.) of Montreal
said Mr. Qoaselin. "< ?ur cabin was i
the upper tier, with the door openln
dire, tly upon the de k I had be.
reading in nn t.erih until about
O'clock in the morning, ami was JU!
dropping off to sleep When 1 felt
i lolenl ?hock wblck seemed poattlvel
to l.reak the ship in two. I ruslie
from ni) cabin to tbe deck, and there
saw the bow of another ship deepl
imbedded In our sid".
Turned Prow m Wound.
'I returned quickly 10 in;, cahtfl Sfl
warned m\ i ompanlon of the accident
but not believing the danger as grav
as it really was 1 dressed a little lion
i>. rpon returning to the decg i sa*
that the two ships ??-re drawing span
The gtorstad had entered lb* BBBpr**)
a nttle obliquely, about a thin) of bei
length from the how. and in withdraw
Ing had widened the hole by turnin;
her plow within the wound, so that K\
the moment the two boa's Anally sep*
rated ih# stern of the BtorstSd RCarlj
toui hed the stem of the Empresa, Im
mediately afterward our feat*! begag
to list further and further over to tb<J
side on Whl h the brea, h had uccoriod,
until the water poured m in a verlta.
hie torrent. This all took al?.ut ten
Ki\e minutes aft-; the water Began
to rush in I saw a gigantic ball cf
water rise to the surface of the ri\er
and hurl itself fifty feet into the
without an> other noise than a snio''t
ered detonation. Apparently the boil?
ers had exploded, a catastrophe wl leb
muai ha\e killed a very large number
of sailors and passengers.
'While the ship was preparing for
the final plunge 1 met my friand nul
naw that he hail pat on a life belt. 1
went to m.- , alun to gel (MM fot tu;. -
self, and upon m> return Mr Kent had
d.?appeared. 1 saw five ,,r BUI men
trying to launch a lifeboat, but the
darkness was so gnat that we lOuld
act make out ta* manner to work in? ,
Mi's. Suddenly a raft, that ere had
not seen, glid-d to our side, and by a
Ifcftl of the ship launched itself into the
sea. Needless to say, we made the
mod of this veritable plank of eafety,
and .n a minute we found ourselves
Upon it Already all the ship's dinks
Were submerged, und ?re drifted aim
lemly awaj until are found some oars
floating >n ?be , .1 ! m s.a. With the
help of I hese wc llegan to pick up
?Wimmere, until our raft held thirty or
ll.irtv -live persons.
"We were s., crowded thai we were
f..i td to stand and we fourni it almost
impossible to row. However, we Rradu
ally made our ?TSV toward the collier
Btoratsd, the onlj pia. e arhere 11 nrae
possible to Had help, In the mean
tune I remarked that my friend. Mr.
1\ ? nl wrfs standing on our i ,i " .
Collier's Crew Indifferent.
"No um1 on board the Btorstad ap
P-.ii-d to wi.-h to BsOTa The Mew,
only a short distance from the dUaal r
?eemed perfectly indifferent arid m tde
no nio\e to bring help to ihe mr Ivon
who were at ;?ist ?ibie to reach the sh.>.
.Hcl mount OB board. < m the deck of
tin- Btoratad, ow:n? to the odious :.
?Oli?lanee of the whole crew. I hud
to insist that the captain do something
to aid in the work of rescue. He Snail
decided to d" something, bu? m spite
of this the Btoratad did no! put a sin?
gle lifeboat into the s?a. It was ein
necessary to insist that the ? r>n pull
upon the roi es thrown to the Ifebo ?i.,
saved from the Empresa, and no aid
the poor SUfft !>rs. half d< id front old
ami exhauatlon, to mount on board.
This seems Incredible, and yet the?ma?
joritx of the shipwrecked nieu nod
aromen srere absolutely Incapaole <f
dragging themselves up upon the
de, .< ?
Priest, on Galloping Horse,
Catches Branch and Is Safe.
Chatham, ft. j. afaj S1&?Father
Ham?.ton, pastor of St. I'.itri It's
''? : '-. started oui for a ride thle
morning in the i^ong Hill -
Frightened b) ?< passing automobile,
the animai bolted, mu\. daahkog from
the roadside Ihte a e.led -? I on, w as
?truck b) a lu;irnh M a tree.
The prient, seizins the bran, h. lifted
himself from the saddle without being
? n the least injured. The horse , on
tinued on its way to the barn. While
people who saw the galloping animal
trere speculating on the fate of its
rider. Father Hampton appeared, safe
and sound, without so much as a
s, rat, h.
VERA CRUZ FLAG AT HALFMAST.
v tn i i ix Hai I Id?ese I Da
r.i ?. red i" the Ami ri an H
.1 -e ? -
lost tk r lirai ?bec Vers ? ras +?** ee n
p,..i All th* fareifs srarefcli
rh? eit) lowered tier celan te half?
Captain of Canadian Liner Empress of Ireland
Testifies That His Vessel Was Rammed
DEATH LIST NOW 964; SAVED, 403
All on Doomed Ship Were Under Perfect Control. Reporte
Say, Officers and Men Doing Everything Possible. While
Passengers Accepted Situation Without Fear or Panic.
Captain Kendall, who lost his ship and 964 lives in the St. Law?
rence River Friday morning, only 403 passengers and crew, almost
equally divided, surviving, blamed the disaster on the collier with
which the Empress of Ireland was in collision when he appeared yes?
terday before the Coroner in Rimouski to tell his story.
"What was the cause of the collision?" he was asked.
"The Storstad running into the Empress, which was motionless,"
he replied, with emphasis.
Representatives of the collier maintained strict silence, except to
?lay that charges placing the responsibility on their captain were prob?
ably unfounded. The collier proceeded slowly up the river to Quebec,
where surly indifference was maintained, and then steamed on to
BITTER ATTACK ON COLLIER.
This attitude, reported from Quebec by The Tribune's staff cor?
respondent, received confirmation from the scene of the disaster. The
French editor in Rimouski, publisher of the only paper there, sent The
Tribune an interview with a prominent Montreal lawyer severely
criticising Captain Anderson and the Storstad's crew for what he
termed their "odious insouciance."
While the Empress of Ireland gave way before the onslaught of
the sea against her unprotected amidships, and passengers and crew
struggled in the water, the men of the collier remained indifferent and
passive, the lawyer maintained. It was reported from another source
that the Storstad withdrew to a point a mile and a half from the dis?
aster and remained without headway while its victim disappeared,
picking up those who succeeded in reaching its side; showing, how?
ever, even then a disposition to be put out by the delay in passing
Quebec awaited the arrival of the Lady Grey, with 175 bodies.
The city was stunned by the catastrophe, and its grief was silent but
none the less present.
SPECTRE OF "CRIPPEN'S CURSE."
In the quaint Canadian city rose the rumor that the captain's
first thought when his ship was struck was of the alleged words o?
Dr. Crippen. famous English murderer, who was taken from the
Montrose in 1910 and landed at Father Point by Captain Kendall,
then in command of the Montrose. The doctor, report had it. pre?
dicted that his captor would one day lose his ship. Whether the
story is true or not. Captain Kendall did lose his ship, and near Father
Considerable difference of opinion was expressed concerning the
cause of the accident and the conditions surrounding it. Some said
the night was clear as a bell ; others, that fog was on the river when
the ships crashed. All agreed that the conduct of officers and all on
the Empress was unexcelled.
QUEBEC IN SORROW AWAITS
V MORTUARY SHIP'S 175 BODIES
BY WILLIAM L.
g ,??,. Mav ::?. The moot nppallln?
feature al thti port of ?f ????"?.???' rh"
, ?,,?,,.,? pa? ItV liner BiApreea of Ire?
land koospected eart to-tAorro? morn?
B| w.th the arrivai of the Canadian
goremment boat U* Qrey, ?rhlcb ha^
on board nearly IT? "?"?'? -
TIM mortuary veaael e? Rlmouahi
?bortly after noon to-4ai '??'? ? ?
reeding alowl) ou i orbediHe that will
brtng h.r to thte port a? dawn. Thto
pian waa orraaged ta the ?rort
ransing the rtottoM mifhl be accom
l.|ifh<*d ?u da tight
While the catastrophe haa bean ?
?hock f "10 "?,'r? "' "'"r"
BiB ,.. :i uttle outward ehow ?
, on ?he fovenunen?
buildlnaa Hi ? - oti al ha * *
Th), new Alton Ho? * * - ?' ?*?? ? " ' ?
pvem n paeeenaer i arriar rron Ho re
01 reooeto In ihe harbor, tsar*
their eneigai low? red
Mart. of the lurvtvow ?ho i<*st
,.;? reiatlvee on board ar- being
cared tot In vari ? parte ol
await.tiK the ordeal of IdeaUfying
,,. ,,.,.? .. morro? Membere of tto
, ere? are on ? *? "??"????
Searching Probe Started.
m their aaslety io caw foi the
traveller! and crea llttl? haa .n d .???
l? ihe mattet of toquirj Into the
., me ctdltoloa. bol .? eearchlaf h
nation, which ?will roqalre much time.
. itarted i ?? h a tntalli
currlnf ol it* *?' ?? -????* v:i> "' ,h" St
Lawrence wlU, H ?*? tonrui have I moot
depreeatnl effect on Canadian phtpplng
refprdleaa of lh? >?*?? "; r?pooal?
Contin'd t" his bed la a temporary
.,,, tai at Rb - - ''"?''?'? K'n
dan. maatet of the ?oaken k.,,
Reporta tram hi? uStt ? '?" ? ??'"* "' '"'??,
rtre m badU ahattorad that It ??<
poaaible lo talk alth hhn ttaoi the Um
f 1.:- * ?
Ha v\?-nt d"? n with ner af?**r Aofag
hip itm"?t t?' ????*??** t''** hrea of pa?s<*n
????r? intrneted to Ma rara Ose of the
lif?*.-?-';?t.?? thai %-)\ awa? before the Em
pro sa settled came i lum. and hii
Identlt) being concealed In tin darks
noes, he i m ..i tied In b} his snipe
Recalls Titanic Master's Fate.
il-. ondu< l und? ; the cir< umstanceg
? ilia thai of the broken hearted!
Smith e ho pusl ? d en ly from tho
wreckage thai held bun eftei his si'.'t
itcel chargt had been swallowed bj tli?s
i Sptaln Kendall san nhal I he ran*
Smlth saw fell the asm? panga
ill the ley a Stem, arid ?TOUld v ;. <i
plunged in .?ft. i the Empresa bad h<?
no* !,e,.n restreint d,
ding up m the lifeboat with out*
rtrei ed banda, sa if eppealing la
Providence for deliverance, the sturdy
Britleh master begged hie non to km k>>
their vicelike bold. Persuasion was
impoaalble, Brute forot an the rar*, of
the lifeboat's craw, ar;d that alone,
Captain Kendall sritbln bounds.
He urged that there Were others' in
the river that he wanted to aera, hut
at that time practical!) all the sur
h id been i at* it for.
Talk of "Crippen's Curse."
Borne foin years ego, not iar fr"m
Father Point, the young master, then
In command "t the Montrons delivered
I to JUStiC* the fugitive !>r. ("rippen, and
; non wer?- current here te day that
the murder, r on that o. ? asion had mul
latOd a i tree pon hie COptOI and pre?
di ted be would lose bis strip,
Fixing reeponsibllltj for this, the
-??a dkmatar; niM be ?n involved]
and long procedure, arid aiready a ion
troversy between crews has started,
witnesses for both .?id. s are being heid
and many ha\e been BptrHOd awa\,
until their triTital and physical condi?
tion warrants the taking of deposi?
li is generall] i eex edad thai the ves.
sels tame together m a fog >,.ms of
the survivors stated that the> were
hauled out ef ? blinding pall Into the
lifeboats ethers who appeared to
I kav? recovered their composure, were