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SECOND OFFICER TELLS OF THE
BRAVERY OF FIVE MEN
New York, Oct. 15. How five of
the crew of the burned liner Volturno
risked their lives in 4he very face of'
death when Captain 'Inch, denied
boats in his dire extremity by the
other liners surrounding his furnace"
ship, called for volunteers, was told
by Second Officer Edward Lloyd,
when the Grosser Kurferst, with 105
rescued aboard, docked.
Captain Inch had wirelessed to ttie
Carmania, the Kurf uerst and the oth
er boats which lay in a circle around
the blazing Volturno: "My God, we
can't stand this long. Our boats are
gone. Send boats." The liners flash
ed back that they could not risk their
boats in 'such a sea.
"We'll show them," Captain Inch
said, and called for volunteers. Five
men made the trip to the Kurfuerst.
While four men rowed in a battle
with the terrific waves, Lloyd kept
flashing the light of a little pocket
electric to show the watchers on he
surrounding ships that the boat was
Almost exhausted, they reached
the Kurfuerst's side and the last man
was drawn up as the boat went down.
But they had shown that a boat could
live even in that sea and their task
HUERTA'S LATEST ACT BRINGS
CRISIS TO MEXICAN DEAL
Washington, Oct. 15. President
.Huerta's latest act in assuming dic
tatorship in Mexico has caused a cris
is in the Mexican situation.' Sever
ance of diplomatic relations is looked
for as result of curt note sent Huer
ta informing him of this country's
disapproval of his action. Recog
nition of the constitutionalists now
fighting Huerta government in north
ern Mexico and the granting to them
of permission to import munitions of
war from the U. S. is being consid
ered by the administration.
Administration officials took pains
to emphasize" today that the ap
proaching crisis is'ndt a military one.
The administration does not consider
intervention, unless Huerta's coup
results in a wholesale slaughter of
President, Wilson has been given to
understand, that several of the pow
ers which hastened, to recognize
Huerta' soon after he stepped into the
presidency over the body of Madero,
are now considering formal revoca
tion of that act This might quickly
precipitate Huerta's downfall by clos
ing most of the world's money mar
kets to him.
W ill I1
Husband (the father of six daugh
ters) Come, Rosa, there is' a gentle
man inthe drawing-room who wants
to marry one of our -daughters. Hals
a wine merchant. r "
Rose A wine merchant? Heaven
be praised! Then he wilibe sure- to.
select one of the older brands.
Fair and cooler tonightand Thurs
day; moderate- winds'-mostly norh-.
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