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bridge. He was issuing orders and
men were running back and forth.
The deck was already awash and I
realized I was facing death. I mur
mured a prayer and looked around
for the lifeboats. One was being
swung on the davits and I started for
it. But as I did, there was a sudden
roar like an explosion, the deck on
which I stood seemed to press me
into the air and then I seemed to lose
"When I struck the water the
shock startled me. I cried for help.
Others were crying. Men and wo
men's voices rose on the still air in
a horrible moan. It was awful. I
gave up hope. The dense fog seemed
to shut out everything.
"Just as I was slipping away into
blissful unconsciousness, there came
a sudden shock as of someone strik
ing my face. I had been saved."
The government investigation of
the wreck will begin Monday. De
spite the most positive denials by of
ficials of the line, the rumors prevail
that the Monroe was inclined to top
heaviness and secretary of commerce
wired federal inspectors that the in
quiry must be thorough and all re
sponsibility must be fixed.
BIG DAMAGE" IN FIRE
New York, Jan. 31. 11 firemen in
jured, 1,200 women driven from Bar
on De Hirsch Home for Working
Girls, an entire block was threatened
and $250,000 damage done when fire
swept Walters Piano plant, 226-228
E. 63d street, early today. Explosion
tore out 63d street side of factory,
followed by second explosion which
tore out side wall and injured fire
men. Three is hospital in critical
SLAYER GIVES SELF UP
Jacksonville, III., Jan. 31. John
Henry, slayer of Chas. Ezard and
Constable Everett Crain and Crain's
5-year-old son at Woodson four days
ago, was brought to the countv jail
after giving himself up last night.
COACHES FLOP TWELVE HURT
Lockport, III., Jan. 31. Ten per
sons were injured, two probably
fatally, by the derailment of the mid
night flyer of the Chicago & Alton,
from Chicago to St. Louis, in a blind- .
ing snowstorm near here today.
Seven coaches and the engine left
the rails when the front trucks of the '
locomotive struck a broken rail. Two
coaches turned over.
Those cut and bruised were: W. B.
Smith, New York City; W. O. Speers,
930 Lawrence av., Chicago; E. A. G.
Hay, 4512 Franklin blvd., Chicago;
E. H. eRynolds, 75 Vandeventer pi.,
St. Louis; Fred H. Ehmiller, Flora
blvd., St. Louis; W. B. Stocks, 713
117th st, New York f J. G. McKee,
Little Rock, Ark.; John B. Brown,:
The seriously injured are: Lewis
Barr, Malta, Mont., and Miss Pearl
Holmes, Chicago, internally injured.
MAY EXPOSE MORE N. Y. GRAFT
New York, Jan. 31. Expecting to
produce records which will show that
Charles F. Murphy, chief. of Tam
many Hall, James E. Gaffney, his al
leged "bag-man" and others bought,
great quantities of real estate dur
ing the last two or three years, Dis't
Att'y Whitman ordered records of
county clerk's office in seven counties
searched, as part of his probe into
TRAINS CRASHONE MAY DIE
Saginaw, Mich., Jan. 31.. Pere
Marquette passenger train No. 1
ploughed into rear end of freight
train No. 71. iiarvey u. ttirscnoauni
of Evart, conductor of freight!
die. Two others seriously nurt.
nofccnncrarc thrown frnm thpir
and many receipted minor injuri
THIS IS FUNNY
Thft cirlie who went out to s
And hung her clothes on a limj
Had no fear of water.
ThP lifesaver caueht her.
That's why they hang medals on aim,