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IN DEATH COMBAT
[Bryan and His Followers Against
the Reorganizes as Typified
JFIELD STRIVES TO
JPavorite Son States Seem to Hold
Key to Situation in St.
Bt. Louis, July 4.The opening of
the Democratic national convention is
only two days distant, and yet the sit
uation, so far as the presldentian nom
ination is concerned, is just as unset
tled as it was two and three months
ago. The arrival of Murphy and Hill
from New York, and of Bryan, seems
to have emphasized this uncertainty.
It Is still the Held against Parker,
.and the best Judges say he will pull
I Bryan, however, has issued a.state
ment claiming to control, with Hearst,
a third oi the delegates, and he says
that Parker cannot be nominated,
from all parts of the field oome de
tiials that Parker can win, and yet the
Parker men are as confident as ever,
and insist that they will land their
tnan as early as the second ballot.
On the surface there is nothing to
Indicate that the field can unite or
that, if united, it will have enough
votes to oreate a deadlock* and yet
the situation is so mixed as to forbid
any positive statements in Parker's
favor. The most that can safely be
'eaid Is that he is far in the lead and
the chances seem to point towards
The longer the balloting is contin
ied, the worse it Will be for him. This
quite generally admitted. On the
second ballot, therefore, after the sev
eral favorite sons have been given
complimentary votes, a strong effort
will be made to push the Parker
strength to a maximum. Wall, of
Wisconsin, and Olney of Massachu
setts, are merely stalking horses,
brought out to prevent their respec
ive states from going to Hearst. This
believed to be the state of affairs in
Phlo, also, where Harmon is a favorite
Gorman Holds Aloof.
A new element of uncertainty is
the unexpected announcement, made
apparently with authority, that Gor
*nan is not coming to the convention.
There are some who profess to see
Jn this move a preparation for ac
tive candidacy on Gorman's part.
1 Cleveland stock is also going up,
nd the claim is made that ho will
eventually get the favorite-son vote
filluded to above. "If Parker is not
nominated on the second ballot,"
Bald an eastern delegate this morn
ing, "Cleveland will be a candidate.
We will keep out of Parker's way
that long, but afterwards he must
look out for himse,lt This.talk of
Cleveland is one of the reasons why
the Parker people will try to reach
theiw full strength on the second bal
Delegates from the southern states,
who are arriving today, say Cleve
land i* now an equal favorite with
Parker in their section and that sev
eral of the most influential southern
Newspapers have within a week ad*
Vised southern delegates to support
Cleveland if Parker does not win on
an early ballot. A number of ef
forts' were made yesterday, and they
ere being repeated today, $o start a
bandwagon movement, first for Par
ker, then for Gorman, then for
Cleveland, but without success.
Overtures have been made by the
Bryan and Parker leaders, respec
tively, to the "favoritje-son" states for
votes after the first complimentary
ballot. None of these overtures has
pome fruit, so far as can be known
nt present. The several forces are
"stan#ng pat" and nobody can say
with certainty what will happen. The
anxiety of the Parker men lest the
'favorite-son'* states Join the Bryan
crowd is believed to be without foun
dation. There is more danger that
these states will go to Cleveland or
Gorman, and yet the majority of
them seem to lean towards Parker.
Bryan Hard at Worta.
Bryan is moving heaven and earth
for the control of the oommittee on
.,-,_ vco passed the
credentials, and has
Word around among his friends
that the report of this com
mittee is lively to determine the
nomination for president. Bryan
thinks it will be possible for hi?
friends to control the committee, or at
least to hold the balance of power
there, and so decide the Illinois con
test in a way that will give the votes
of that state to a radical candidate.
a strong point of the oreden
committee in his talk this morn
ing with several members of the Min
nesota delegation, asking them to be
sure to select the right kind of a man
for that work. This will give an add
ed interest to the Minnesota delega
tion meeting tomorrow night.
If Bryan is within hailing distanoe
f a third of the convention, the big
blook of delegates from Illinois would
be very welcome. From what Bryan
says, it is evident that the real fight
of the convention will begin when the
credentials committee meets. The
strength of the Bryan-Hearst forces
is so nearly a third of the convention
as to demand great care in the selec
tion of that oommittee.
Statements issued last night by
Bryan and Murphy contain nothing
new, and throw no new light on the
situation. Bryan simply makes a
plea against the nomination of Par
ser, and Murphy restates his desire
for Cleveland's nomination. Neither
statement is likely to affeot the re
sult. Bryan's came out first, and Mur
ohy, hearing of it, thought the oppor
tunity favorable for repeating what he
said several months ago about Cleve-[HARMLESS
When it was known that the state
ments were to be made, there was
creat interest in all the hotel lob
bies. But this died out after their
contents became known. Possibly
the Murphy statement helped Cleve
land slightly, so far as the lobbies are
concerned, but if is doubtful if it
will change any votes in the conven
tion. At the same time, it will be
well for the general publlo to keep
an eye on the Cleveland situation, for,
If Parker, for any reason, should be
dropped, his strength probably will
go to Cleveland in a body.
From what can be seen at this time,
the situation may not begin to dear
until one or two ballots have been
taken in the convention on Friday.
Men who have attended national
conventions for many year, say they
do not recall one in a generation
where so much was at stake, and yet
,m where the probable outcome was as
I difficult of satisfactory prediction.
The battle is a good deal more than
Continued on Second Pago,
OF DEAD GROWS
Deaths Among Wabash Catas
trophe's Injured Swell Num
ber of Fatalities.
OPEN SWITCH THROWS
TRAIF rFROM TRACK
Mystery Surrounds Opening of the
Switoh and Officials Are
Litchfield, I1U, July 4.Nineteen
are dead and a number are missing
as a result of the wreck on the War
bash railroad here last night, When
train No. 11, from Chicago, left the
track at a misplaced switch and
crashed into a line of freight cars
standing on a sidetrack.
Seven hundred persons were on the
M-fated train at the time ft dashed
into the sidetrack.
Two more bodies were taken from
beneath the wreckage today.
The number of dead will not exceed
twenty, while the injured number any
where from thirty-five to fifty* It will
be some time before a oomplete list
of casualties can be obtained. The
list of the dead includes the following!
MRS. FLORENCE SMITH, Chicago.
MRS. PERKINS, Chicago,
CHARLES GALAISE, Chicago,
HARRY M, BEATRtCH, Chicago.
MRS. C. F. LUTHER, Milwaukee,
ISAAC R. MILLS, Decatur*
tTBALD ST. PIERRE, Montreal.
JACOB BARDER. Park River* N. D,
L. A, EICHSTADT, Chicago,
JAMES SANFORD, engineer, Decatur
W. F. SMITH, fireman, Decatur*
REV, M, M, MILLS, Bridgetown, Xowa.
CHARLES WARD, Chicago.
H. L. GRAVES, train dispatcher^ De
RICHIE NOAOK, boy about 8 years,
Arlington Heights, Chicago.
Four Unidentified men.
The list of the injured:
S, A, Asquivitoh, Waterloo, Iowa inter
William. Archibald, Honey Falls, Ky,
William Balis, Chicagoj fatally,
Mrs. Candyou, Milwaukee I internally*
Gleason S. Ellis, Marshfteld, Wis.
James Fizzell, TaylorviUe, 111,
Harry M. Gassaway, St. Louis.
Mrs Theresa Getoreg. Jnternaljy,
Mrs* Anna Kenyon, Kingston* Ky,
Mra. Oertrude Kitt, Chicago.
Mary Kitt, aged iO, burned.
Joseph Kitt, aged 12, burned.
Wilool Kunocht, Ohioago.
S. Livingston, colleotor on train.
G. 6. Macomber, Perry, Ky,
Miss Huldah Nodk, Arlington Heights,
Harry Rink, Cincinnati,
Jatnes B. Roaerts, Catlin, Ind,
E. H. Rose, Riverside, CaU tatarhally,
.Harry .fl~. Rubana,-Chicago.
William 3, Schrader, Chicago.
Mrs. Frank Smith, Chicago.
Miss Florence Smith, Chicago.
Mrs. Elizabeth Weber, Chicago, serious
ly but not fatally.
Charles Ward, Chicago, left leg torn off
at ankle serious.
W. B. Thorpe, Chester, Pa., slightly in
Miss Fannie Tlpson, badly bsulsed and
Mrs. B. F, Tenney* Ada, Mjnn internal
B, Jt\ ip&nney, Ada, Minn*, injured bones,
A wrecking orew got to work early
and is cleaning up ttie debris, and
they may uncover other victims.
Trio wrecked train w#e the Wabash
road's Ohicago-St. LptUs limited. It
Was running thru Litchfield thirty
minutes behind time and was going
at the rote of fifty miles an hqur when
it struck an open switch. The train
consisted of seven cars, of which th$
four forward cars were overturned
against some freightcara on an ad*
jolning traok and burned, Two sjeep
ers and a diner in the rear were un
Charles Cornea^ station agent a*t
Litchfield, said that the wreck was
the result of malicious misohiei, and
it is explained tl\at the switch was
tampered with. Not fifteen minutes
before the acoident the third section
of passenger No. 19, south-bound,
passed oyer it safely. But when No.
11 was derailed there the switoh was
turned and the look lying on the
ground beside it.
State's Attorney L. "V, Hill
of Hillsboro, who is here wtyh
Coroner Gray. is making an
investigation into the circumstances
of the wreck, and it is not im
probable that arrests may be ordered.
The open switch is a mystery which
the officials are trying to solve* Ac
cording tp the Wabash, station argent.
Charles A, Corneau, the switch h&d
hot been used during the entire day
by any of the trainmen.
jtfearly all the passengers were
bound for St. Louis and those not in
jured left on the Illinois Central train
an hour later. The injured are bejng
cared for ai the St. Francis hospital
LOSS TO PARK RIVER
Jacob Birder, Among the Dead, Its
Bpeolal to The Journal.
Park River, N. D., July 4.-*-Jacob
Birder, whp was among the killed in
the accident on the Wabash in Illinois,
was the leading citizen of Park River.
He was a delegate to the national
democratic convention and was on his
way to the St. Louis convention^ He
was president of the Bank of Park
River and left a wife and two sons.
He was about 45.
LOST, SAYS RUMOR
KuropatMn Said to Have De
feated Kuroki ia a CHceS^aSr**-
St, ^tersbura July 4*Rumo Is
current that General Kuropatkln has
defeated General Kuroki in a great
battle, but lost ^(WO men in accom
plishing his victory,
OKU ACCUSES' RUSSIANS
Japanese General Cites Instances of
Cruelty to Prisoners.
Wokio, Jujy 4. 11 a.m.General
Oku has formulated a xormal report
to the imperial headquarters answer
ing oharges preferred by the Russian
authorities that Japanese troops were
responsible for atrocities on the field
during the engagement at Wu-fang
tlen, preceding the battle of Va-fan
gow (Telissu). He says the charges
are totally unfounded, but on the con
trary that he had proofs that the
wounded Russian prisoners highly ap
preciated the humane treatment they
|nd their coiarades had reoeived from
the Japanese. It is the Russians, he
declared, that have cruelly mutilated
General Oku then makes the follow
That on June 1-5 six Japanese scouts
were overpowered by Russian troop
ers, wl ran bayonets in their mouths,
in their, heads and qujt their breasts
open! that oh June 27 the Russians
captured a Japanese cavalryman,,
DISCOVERED IN EAST
New York Sun Speoial Service,
New York, July 4.A new anes
thetic, free from the dangers that sur
round the use of chloroform or ether,
is believed to be the result of experi
ments, which Dr. James Gwathemer of
this city has been making for gome
time. Medical men who have been
following his work believe his discov
ery will revolutionize the science of
anesthetics, for if prolonged and gen
eral tests give as satisfactory a show
ing as that hitherto obtained the days
of the present system of administering
ether and chloroform, they say, are
Dr. Gwathemer's process is an in
vention by which 2 per cent of chloro
form and 98 per cent of oxygen are
combined with mathematical exact
ness. It is said to be safer than the
old, acting automatically instead of
being dependent on the careful ad
ministration of the anesthetic* drop by
bayonette and then cut
his ahdo'men open that on May l
the Russians beheaded a Japanese
cavalryman whom they had captured.
General Oku asserts that acts of
cruelty by the Russian troops are nu
merous, and announoes his purpose to
report in the future every case of it
whioh Is brought to his notice. He
flays he feels thai he is not fighting a
MUD QfUIETS COMBATANTS
Russians Say Japs Retired, Thus Pre
venting Decisive Battle.
Liao-yang, Sunday, July 8.(Re-
layed in Transmission.)Seeing the
Impossibility of bringing about a de
cisive battle in consequence of the re
tirement of the Japanese and the
heavy rains, General JCuropatkin, ac
companied by the military attaches,
is returning to Hai-cheng.
Both combatants are apparently in
Thepart Japanesethhave retirey
MONDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1904.
of countr to
await better weather. The Russians
have reocoupled their old positions,
thirty miles east of Liao-yang. The
two armies are now bivouaoked on
either side of Dalin pass, which can
not be said to be an effective occupa
tion for either army, as the deep mud
renders impossible the movement of
transport wagons and guns. No bat
tle of any oonsequenoe has been
fought there since the Russians re
tired from Dalin pass before the Jap
The Russian troops are displaying
splendid spirit in spite of terrible
hardships. There is not a dry spot
for them to camp on, and the troops
often are obliged to pass twelve hours
in the rain before they can prepare
fires with which to warm themselves.
Japs Buy American Horses. 1
New York, July 4.The Japanese
government is stated to have prac
tically placed an order for 10,000 se
lected cavalry horses with a IJew
York lirm which supplied many cav
alry horses to Great Britain during
the Boer war. The order calls for
the smallest type,of cavalry horse, of
which a large supply is not readily
obtainable. The Japanese insist that
the horses shall be delivered at the
rate of 2,000 a month to transports
on. the P&oi&o ooaal*^'.v%"*^*-*:'
NO "SANE" CELEBRATION FOR HIM.
The more noise and trouble the better for bad boy Bryan.
FOURTH'S LIST OF
Two Dead and Score Injured by
Chioago, July 4.In spite of the iaw
and the police, Chicago echoed all day
yesterday and most of the night with
the roar of premature Fourth of July
celebrations. The downrtown streets
resounded all day with the booming
of torpedoes. Along the principal
residence streets the celebrators were
no less enthusiastic, Eight persons
were injured, four of them seriously*
and five arrests were made.
Paulo in Fireworks Store.
Worcester, Mass., July 4.Acci-
dentally stepping on a large toy tor
pedo, Albert Childs, a clerk of the
Nelson 5c and 10c store, started a fire
Saturday night which caused the ex
plosion of $700 worth of fireworks
and cut off forty oustomers and clerks
who were in the store from the only
exit. Women and children were in
jured and. suffocated by smoke and
were rescued from the cellar, where
they had fled to avoid the flames.
Four Victims of Cannon.
BloQmington, 111., July 4.By the
premature explosion of a cannon at
Colfax early today, Leo Chapman^
Roy Harris, Fred Grending and
Ralph Hester of that place ware dan
gerously and perhaps in one or two
case's fatally injured. While using a
broomstick for a ramrod, pounding it
in with a baseball bat, the powder
exploded, blowing pieces of the ram
rod into the bodies of the four vic
Killed by Stray Bullet,
Louisville, KyM July 4^R, Lee
Suter, a member of the board of pub
lic safety, an attorney and for sev
eral years an important figure in
democratic politics, was shot and
killed today by Sanford Vaughn, Jr.,
the son of a wealthy contractor.
Vaughn, who admits that he fired the
shot, says he was celebrating the
Boy Killed by Pinwheel.
Pittsburg, July 4.Hugh McGree
vey, a 12-year-old boy of Port Perry,
Pa., is dead from burns, inflicted by
an exploding "pinwheel.*-
He Imagines He Is a Defeated
Russian GeneralIs Looked
New York Bun Speoial Bervio*.
New York, July 4.-r-The police say
that Looch Lovine, a lunatic, 28 years
Qld, made a frantic effort to get to
President Roosevelt when he passed
thru New York on his way to Oyster
Bay Saturday. They were able to
restrain him, however, before he ap
proached within speaking distance of
the chief executive. Lovine came to
the city from Santo Domingo and sev
eral days ago began to imagine that
he was a Russian general about to
be shot for losing a battle to the
Japanese. It is thought his idea was
to enlist the aid of the president in
Thaen man was captured by the po
lice after breaking thru a barricaded
door in his boardinghouse. He is at
RECORD BY BRITISH GUNNERS.
London, July 4.H. M. S. Venerable
has just created a world's record in prize
firing off Malta. One of the Venerable's
12-inch Barbette guns fired nine rounds
in three minutea and scored nine hits* Continued a Second Page*
FIGHT FOR HONORS
Spirited Contest Certain When
State Delegation to St Loufe
From Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 4.There will be
rather a spirited contest in the Min
nesota delegation tomorrow night
When the delegates meet to organize.
There will be differences of opinions
as to who shall be chairman of the
delegation, the national committee
man and the Minnesota members of
the committee on resolutions.
John Lind, as the most noted demo*
prat in the state, will have backers
for one of these positions. There is
a disposition on their part of even
some of the Hearst delegates to make
him chairman of the delegation, if
that can be done without being mis
construed at home. They think him
entitled to some such compliment as
this, but are afraid it may be regarded
as yielding to the views which he rep
resents as to the presidential nomina*
tion. The Hearst delegates, howevers
seem inclined to oppose him solidly^
should he be proposed for the reso
There is a good deaj of sentiment
here among prominent demoorats in
favor of having John, Lind as the
Minnesota member of the resolutions
committee, and much surprise was ex
pressed by these democrats when they
were told that the outlook for Lind to
be m.ade a member of that committee
was not bright as it might be. Lind
has a national reputation and ac
quaintance and naturally his friends
from other states assumed that he
would get the resolutions committee
without opposition. They had not
heard about the Duluth convention.
understand that Lind will be urged b.y
his friends on the delegation for this
assignment. Those friends, however,
decline to express an opinion as to the
"Dick" O'Connor of St. Paul is
talked of for national committeeman,
but there is opposition because of the
feeling that O'Connor is too much un
der the influence of James. J. Hill.
It Jooks as if the radical and conser
vative delegates would be divided on
practically all of the more important
places the delegation will have to fill.
Ten-'members of the Minnesota Rele
gation had arrived in St. Louis by this
morning. F. A. Day of the second
district, Joseph Craven of the third,
F. D. Larrabee and J. R. Corrigan of
the fifth, S. J. Mealey and C. E. Vas
aly of the sixth, D. H. Evans and T
F. O'Hair of the seventh, and L. A,
Rosing and C, D. O'Brien, delegates
at large, arived yesterday evening.
A meeting of the delegation for the
purpose of organization has been
called at the Southern hotel for to
morrow at 10 a-m., but it will have
to be postponed until evening, since
the remainder of the delegates will
not arive until afternoon.
It Is said here by democrats from the
second Minnesota congressional dis
trict that "Jones of Rock" will prob
ably be given the nomination for con
gress without opposition. Plans are
already being shaped to that end.
Jones is understood to be willing to
make the race.
Rosing for Reciprocity.
L. A. Rosing of the Minnesota dele
gation, is working very earnestly
among delegates from the several
states In favor of a statement in the
platform in favor of Canadian reci
procity, as outlined in speeches in
congress last winter by John Lind and
John Sharp Williams. Rosing has met
with a good deal of encouragement,
especially from the middle west and
south. It is his desire to have the
platform express as nearly as may be
the policy of John Sharp Williams,
that has led to the effort to have Lind
placed on the resolutions committee
Wisconsin for Wall.
Wisconsin ?-legate are nearly all
here and have settled down in their
London, July 4.More than 600
Scandinavian and Russian emigrants
bound for New York are believed to
have been drowned in the North sea
June 28. Of 774 persons who left
Copenhagen June 22 on the Danish
steamer Norge, 128 are reported res
When last seen the Norge was sink
ing, where she struck on the Islet of
Rockall, whose isolated peak raises it
self from, a deadly Atlantic reef 290
miles off the west coast of- Scotland.
Early on the morning of last Tues
day, the Norge, which was out of her
course in heavy weather, ran onto the
Rockall reef, which in the distanoe
looks like a ship under full sail. The
frorge was quickly backed off, but the
heavy seas poured in thru a rent in
The emigrants, who were then
awaiting breakfast below, ran on deok.
Except that the hatchways were
scarcely built for these hundreds of
souls and became clogged, there was
Boats Are Quickly Lowered.
The Norge quickly began to go
down by the head. Eight boats were
lowered and into these the women and
children were hurriedly put Four
of these boats smashed against the
side of the Norge and their helpless
inmate* were caught up by the heavy
The suryivors say that altogether
four of the Norge's boats got away.
One boat, therefore, is unaccounted
for. The steam trawler Salvia has
landed at Grimsby, Eng., with twenty
seven survivors: the British steamer
Cervona took thirty-two to Storno
way, Scotland, and the steamer En
ergie soon afterward arrived with
One of the survivors said that when
he got on deck the Norge was half
submerged and was rapidly getting
lower in the water. Half mad with
fright, the survivors all struggled for
places i$ the boats. They fought their
way to the big lifeboat and an officer
stowed in the s,ix women and the girl
and then told the men to get in.
The officers then took charge and
got the boat away from the side of
the Norge. Seeing that the boat was
already overloaded the officer with
great heroism jumped into the water
and tried to board another boat whiclj
was not so full. He failed and
In the sea by this time was a mass
of struggling men, women and chil
dren, gasping and choking from the
effects of the water. The boat rowed
clear of this seething inferno and just
as she drew away the Norge went
Picked Up by Trawlew,
-"^PetSF "Nelson, one of the survivors,
described as a yourigr American, saidt
"For some hours we rowed in com
pany with the other boats but the
strong tide drifted us away from the
others and nothing has been seen of
them sinoeu The Salvia picked us up
and were all cared for on board the
trawler. All of us loBt our entire be
longings, as we had no time in the
fieroe light to think of anything but
the getting of seats in the boat
The news of this disaster, which,
It is feared, is greater in its death
jrecord than any previous tragedy of
the Atlantic, cants with the arrival
tonight of the steam trawler Salvia
at her home port, the flshinsr town
of Grimsby. The Salvia had been on
a fortniffht-'a oruise around the Heb
The Norge sailed from Copenhagen
June 22. She was last sighted off the
Butt of Lews (the northernmost point
of the Hebrides islands), on June 27.
Rockall, the islet on which she struck,
i$ about 200 miles west of the Heb
rides. It is a danger ous reef, with
a rook about seventy-five feet high
According to the survivors, the mo
ment the vessel struck the engines
were reversed and the Norge came
back into deep water. The rent in
her bows was so large, however* that
she began to fill rapidly.
OCEAN ENGULFS 6jo
WITH LINER NORGJ:
Hundreds of Scandinavian Emigrants Bound for New
York and the Northwest Are Drowned in the North
Sea, Steamships Rescuing Only zoo.
SURVIVORS TELL O "WRECK
Men and Women Leaped Into Sea o*
Fought for Life Belts.
July 4.Owing to
the strict enforcement o* certain reg*
ulations. and the faot that there is no
Danish consul here, all the survivor's
of the Norge who arrived here on
the steam trawler Salvia, were kept
on that vesel all n-lafht There were
in a pitiable condition.
This mornjng in the dingy cabin of
the trawler the representatives of the
Associated Press saw inore than a
dozen persons, Including five women
and two ohildren., huddled together,
Eaoh of three of the women was In a
bunk, one was lying "on the cabin
floor and the other- WMS leaning
against the captairi's betfth, too be
wildered to move.
Two of the women pleaded tp see
Danish minister of the gospel* hut the
one settled here happened to be away,
John Johansen, a gray-bearded man
from Tromsoe, saidj
'Whe the ship first bumped most
of us were below. All rushed to the
decks. I had my wife and five chil
dren with me. At ret none of us was
aware of what had happened and we
kept quiet, but In a minute or two saw
the ship was sinking, and then there
were shrieks and cries too awful to
describe. We had nearly 200 children
aboard and they screamed with terror.
Their mothers, too, were almost fran
tic, tho some of them oalmer than
the others began putting their little
ones in the rigging and other elevated
"So far as I could see, the officers
of the ship kept very calm, but the
crowd was uncontrollable. Men and
women began jumping into the sea,
while others ran up and down trying
to snatch life belts from those who
Mad Rush for Boats.
"As soon as the first boat was got
out, there was a mad rush for her,
with the result that she immediately
sank. In this way, three boats were
"Meanwhile I had put my wife and
five children on a hatch and implored
them not to move until I returned.
When I saw other boats being
launched, I returned to fetch my wife
and chuldren, but they had disap
peared. Whether they had gone in
another boat or been carried away in
the mad rush I do not know. I am
absolutely alone in the world.
"Our boat was crowded to nearly
double its proper number. All around
us people were straggling in the sea,
shrieking for helnand imploring us
to take them in.
had an ol sail
and a couple of oar tout no mastd I
launching the boat, a r/lg hole wa*-:"4
knocked in her side and we men had
to take turns in bailing her out. We""^f
could do nothing but allow the boat'
to drift i-E
"The five women behaved spelndid
ly, never murmuring. AH around us*
were hundreds fighting for their lives.
The shrieks of those letft on the ship,
SORROW I N WFEETHAOEN
Office of Ship's Comjpany Tftronged
With Anxious Inquirers.
Copenhagen, Ju.ftr 4,The news of
the disaster to the Danish steamer
Norge. off the west coast of Scotland,
in which over 700 persona are reported
to have lost their lives, created in
describable excitement here..
The first message reaclwd here^at 4
o'clock this morning. C*owds soon
athere about the offices of the line,
of those on board frantically
peeking for information. Tile offioes,
however, do not open until o'clock.!
A feelin* of generaj gloom and mourn-*)
ing is beginning to prevade Copen:
The Nrre had no first oliB*.if)aissenjr
the childrten, could be^
eard abov all the coitifusion around
us. But it was soon oyer, as we saw
the Norge sink in less than half an
hour from the first shook."
Another survivor told fthe Associated
Press that most of (the passengers
on the steamer wer going out to
friends in Amerloa. One of the five
surviving women wa going out to
her husband, and she haid thruout
clung to her little girl of 6 years. An
other woman, in her (delirious joy at
being picked up, offered one of the
crew of the trawler heir ikwddingring.
Captain Stuck to /Ship.
While some of the boats were over
crowded, others, acooniir/^r to the sur
vivors, had only a few' persons in
them. The captain absolutely refused
to leave the ship. He was standing
on the bridge and ap/peared to be
overcome at the appalling catastrophe.
It appears the weallher was very
hazy when the Norge E truck, but the
captain of the trawlejr and others
say Rockall reef is so well known,
and espeoijally to Neivi York traders,
that they cannot Understand how the
"We had just got down our gear
Wednesday morning,- said the mate
of the trawler, "when we saw the
boat. At first we took little notice
of her, but finally made out thru a
glass that she was full of people. We
immediately hauled up our trawls,
bore down toward
speed, the occupants
in a pitiable plight, drenched, half
clad and exhausted. We got them
aboard and fitted them out as best
we could, made the women as com
fortable as possible and immediately
sailed for home."
The survivors were landed at 19
o'olock* They will be sent back to
Copenhagen on the BotShnla, eaittng
Karl Mathlasen, the only member
of the orew among the survivors, said
Rockall iteef was invisible In the fpg
and rain. The captain and chief offi
cer of the Norge were both on the
bridge at the time of the accident.
The chief officer got into one of the
boats, but the captain was seen on
the bridge, surrounded/by many other
persons, all in an attitude of prayeiv
as the Norse sank.
Coincidence in Loss of the No*ge and
That of La Botufgogne.
New York* July 4*The offices of
the Scandiriavian-Amerioan Steam
ship line here were besieged today by
scores of excited people, nearly all
Russian Jews, who were seeking news
about the sinking of the steamer
Norge. There was ho information to
be had there, however, as the office
was dosed for the day* and the news
papers were eagerly watched for any
additional details of the disaster..
A strange coincidence in connea
tion, with the Norge disaster Jto found
in the fact that news thereof is made
public on the anniversary of tbfc
tragedy of the French line steamship*
La Bourgogne, sunk in collision with
the Cromartyshire south of Sable Is
land, July 4, 1898.
Of the 729 persons o,n board, only
159 were saved. Of all the women
passengers, only one "was saved and
the panic when the ship went down
still forms one of the most shocking
tales of the deep.
ers board and only nine oh heft
cabin list. These lholudea!
three Americajasi Elisabeth artd Anna!
Buckley and HiJUna Fleiscbman.
There Were on board 694 steerage pas-*
sengersi of these 79 weace Danes, 6*'
Swedes. 296 Norwegians, 15 Finns find'
The Norge oarrted a crew of 73,, sh
was the Oldest Dah4sh^ttansaitlantia'
very few of the steerage passen
gers had previously been to America,
*The authorities here say the Norga
was not overorowded and that the
boats apd other life-saving apparatus
Were ail In a satisfactory condition1
when the steamer sailed.
The flags are half-masted on all
the ships and buildings here, One
half tbe passengers of the Norge were
furnished with prepaid tickets by rel
atives in America. The names of these
relatives have been cabled by tha
company to New York.
The Norge belonged to the Scan*
dlnavian-American line. It was built
in 1881 at Glasgow. It was 344 feet
long, 40 feet beam and 82 feet deep,
with 3,860 tonnage. Her capaoity was
50 first-class passengers, 100 second
and 900 steerage.
TWO VESSELS RESCUE 101
lifeboats Filled With Exhausted Vic
tims of Wreck Picked Up.
Stornoway, Scotland, July 4vOne
hundred and one survivors of the Dan
ish steamer Norge have been landed
here. The British steamer Cervona,
from Leith July 1, for Montreal,
brought in 82 shortly before noon. She
picked them up from a boat yesterday
evening westward of the Butt of
Lewis. They were in a woeful plight
nearly all of them being naked. One
dead child was with the party.
Shortly afterward the German
steamer Bnergie arrived with 69 per
sons rescued from the Norge's life
boat. They were all terribly ex
The Cervona proceeded on her voy
age but will keep a lookout for other,
possible survivors of the Danisbi