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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 1916.
PRICE ONE CENT.
URGED 10 STOP
National Council of Chamber of
Commerce Meets to Consid
. er Proper Legislation.
INTERESTS OF PUBLIC FIRST
Dr. Charles R. Van Hise Tells
Body People Must Be Safe
guarded in Labor Disputes.
With the danger of a great railroad
trlke once more apparent, with the
railroad employes threatening trouble,
the roads fighting the- Adamson law In
the courts. the Department of Justice
and the Administration preparing to
back up the law, and a special conunlt
teo of Congress about to probe, excep
tional Interest today attached to pro
ceedings of the National Council of the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States, which la meeting at the New
winard to consider how to prevent rall
,road atrlkos and what furth'cr railroad
legislation should be enacted.
"The public Interest is paramount,"
was the vigorous declaration of Dr.
Charles R. Van Hise. of the University
of Wisconsin, !n discussing the Adam
son law and the, railroad strike question.
He was warmly applauded by He scv-,
eral hundred business men present. '
Judge Adamson told 'the council
that Congress has unquestionable
power to control all operations of
railroads and Charles R. Van' Illse
stirred the audience when he. re
marked, "we must not let the rail
' road, brotherhoods hold up the people
of the United States with threats to
strike whenever a demand Is denied
Public Interest Paramount.
Dr. Van Hise not only declared the
Public Interest Is paramount, but he
mado It plain that he felt there must be
Important legislation enacted to protect
th public. He doubted whether com
pulsory arbitration was practicable un
der the Constitution, but advocates
passaye of a.Jsw njong the lines of the
Canadian dispute" act Tor public Investi
gation with srlkes or lockouts mean
That the lowlc of the situation nolnts
squarely to Government regulation of
wages as well ns Government regulation
of tile roads wai the view of Dr. Vnn
He condemned the surrender of the
Government to the brotherhoods In
volved In the passage of the Adamson
measure, declored what happened
brought the blush of shame to his chcelc,
pointed out that the public had to heir
the burden of Increased 'cost of the law,
whether It proved Just or unjust, and
asserted thot, having won In this In
stance, the brotherhoods would proba
bly make othor demnnds under threat of
strike as another election drew n'ar.
Impliedly. Dr. Van Iltse'a address wa
a fhnro condemnation of the course of
President Wilson and Congress In what
Ho painted In -vigorous colors the suf
ferings of the public under s penenl
railroad strike, and omnhaslred his vlw
that Ihe nubile Interest In keeping 'he
railroads In operation Is supreme, above
the Interests either of managers or em
ployes. Utterances Significant.
Tr. Van Hlse's uttorancea were 'lie
more significant because ho Is the liesd
of a Western university which Is "C
knowledged to be one of the most ad
vanced In progressive thought, nnd Mo
ralise he hss been close to Senator I.a
Fnlletto and other progressive men In
Wisconsin in promoting legislation for
vigorous public control of public utili
ties. The meeting ,of the nstlnnal coun
cil of the Chamber of Commerce of
the United States toilav wm called
together to consider railroad regula
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SCOUT STRIKE TALK
Look to President for Aid if Eight
Hour Law is Killqd.
CLEVELAND. Ohio, Nov. 17.-Conn-dent
that should the Adamson eight
hour law fall, President Wilson will
provide another measure which will In
sure trainmen an elght-hoUr day, heads
of the various brotherhoods here to
day scouted the possibility of a general
strike In January.
Warren H, Htone, head of tho Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, said
that If toe Adamson flight-hour law
was knocked out trainmen looked to
President Wilson for an effcctlvo sub
stitute. Possibilities that the strike vote taken
last summer would not 'hold good for
a strike In January loomed up today,
and brotherhood officials said this ques
tion would have to be determined at a
meeting to be held In Washington on
W. S. Carter, president of the Brother
hood of locomotive Firemen, and
rienrgo H, Sines, vice president of the
Brotherhood of Tiallrad Trainmen, both
doubt the possibility of n strike.
'IA railroad strike Is a remote possi
bility." said Sines.
William O. Lee. president of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
alone refused to comment on the situa
tion. Northern Pacific Boosts
Pay of Road's Employes
ST PAUL, Minn., Nov 17. North
ern PaclAc ermloyea drawing less
than V-'on a in nth will get J 5 to 10
I'lore, starting next month, the road
tifurlals voluntarily announced today
The high cost of living employes
mm c 'Mimt a assigned as the
leun-ii for the Increase.
For Thanksgiving Day
President, in' Manifesto, Asks America to Contribute
"Out of Our Abundant Means" to Relief
Of War Sufferers.
"America was asked today by President Wilson in his Thanks
giving proclamation to "contribute out of our abundant means" to
the relief of the inhabitants of the belligerent countries of Europe,
"upon whom the curse and terror of war arc so pitilessly fallen."
Setting Thursday, November 30, as the date for Thanksgiving
Day, the proclamation is as follows:
It has long been the custom of
our people to turn, In the fruitful
autumn of the year, in praise and
thanksgiving to Almighty God for
His many blessings and mercies
to us as a notion. The.year that
has elapsed since wo last observed
our day of thanksgiving has been
rich in blessings to us as a people,
but the whole face of the world
haa been darkened by war.
In the midst of our peace and
happiness, our thoughts dwell
with painful disquiet upon the
struggles and sufferings of the
nations at war, and of the peoples
upon whom war has brought dis
aster without choice or possibility
of escape on. their part.
We cannot think of our own
happiness without thinking also
of their pitiful distress.
Now, therefore, I, Woodrow
Wilson, President of the United
States of America, do appoint
Thursday, the thirtieth day of No
vember, as a day of national
thanksgiving and prayer, and
urge and advise the people to re
sort to their several places of
worship on that day. to render
thanks to Almighty God for the
blessings of peace and unbroken
prosperity which He has bestowed
POLICE BAFFLED IN
Without a Single Clue to Work
Upon Suspect To Be Re
leased. Without a single clue to work on, :ho
police have abandoned practically all
Jiope of catching the thugs who attacked
Mrs. Anna M. Scherer, a nurse, lrli"K!o - j
rama road, near Connecticut avenue
northwest, Monday night, and Alice
Tllghman. a colored domestic, near
Thirtieth and Porter streets northwest,
Central Office detectives have redou
bled their efforts, however, to run down
the two hold-un men who got JJO from
Luther A. Acker at Tenth street and
Massachusetts avenue nortliweat Satur
day night, and KS from Allen C. Jamme
son In his grocery store nt 120O Four
and-a-half street southwest Sunday
"In the cases of both women," said
Inspector Qrant, this morning, "we have
absolutely nothing to work on. Neither
or tnem was aoie io ciescrino tne man
who attacked her. We are exertlnfc '
every effort, however, to get the two
white men who did tho first two "jobs"
The police have been unable to get'
nnvthtnir definite unon which to hold
the second negro arrested on suspicion
in tho Scherer case Wednesday night,
and he probably will be released today.
Dr. II .11. Hawxhrrst, attending Mrs.
Scherer, who Is at Homeopathic Hos
pital, said this morning her condition
was very satisfactory, und that ho be
lieved she would be able to leave the
hospital In a week.
CLERKS ASK WILSON
FOR PENSION BILL
Petition President to Urge Measure
at Next Congress.
Covernment workers In Washing
ton have petitioned President Wilson
to urge upon Congress passage of a
civil service pension measuro at the
Resolutions prepared by a large as
sociation active In agitation for re
tirement legislation . have been re
ceived at the White House.
Various bodies which hove been
working for retirement are enlisting
the aid of all organizations nf Gov
ernment clerks, prior to their mass
meeting In January, at which they
hope to make n strong appeal for pen
Leaders In the movement feel hope
ful that President Wilson will In
clude some mention of ponston legis
lation in his message, because of the
favorable attitude toward It of a ma
jority of his Cabinet members.
urged for french
PARIS. Nov. 17. Louis Malvy, min
ister of the Interior, has Instructed
the prefects of every department In
France to appeal for co-opcratlon of
tho people with mayors of the com
munes to reduce as far as possible
the lighting of their homes and busi
Bills posted throughout Paris and
signed by the officials Invite every
householder to restrict both heating
and lighting. The poster concludes:
"It la hoped that these demands
will be manfully accepted In vlow of
the need of seconding the efforts of
our soldiers In the trenches. It Is
the duty of the people In tho rear
to add to the force of the armies.
Tho whole of France must fight."
Austrian Aviators Shell
Three Towns on Isonzo
HERMN (via Tuckcrton wireless),
Nov. 17. Dombardmvt af Ronchl, Do
berdo, and Vermegllano, held by Ital
ians, by Austrian hydro-aeroplanes was
announced today In the Austro-IIun-gnrlan
official statements made public
Thn nltnrk was made In tlm early
HUG Lf E
i inornln of November II and was "most
successful," according to the statement,
upon our beloved country In auch
Ana i olio urge and suggest our
duty In this, our day of peace and
BuuuuKiicr. io imnii in aeep sym
pathy of tho peoples of the world
upon whom the curse and terror of
war has so pitilessly fallen, and to
contribute out of their abundant
means to the relief of their suffer
ings. Our people could, In no better
way, show their real attitude to
ward the present struggle of the
nations, than by contributing out
of their abundance to the relief
of the sufferings which war has
brought In Its train.
In witness whereof I have here
unto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be af- ,
Done at the city of Washington,
this "seventeenth day of Novem
ber. In the year of our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and six
teen, and of the Independence of
the United States the one hundred
and forty-first. '
Hy the President
Secretary of State.
Mme. Sophie Traubman Says
She's Fifth' Wife of George
NRW YORK. Nov. 17.-Declarlng she
is the fifth wife of deorgc A. Schroe
der, and that he may haw seveml nth
- er' wives, at least one, living, Mme,
Sophie Traubman. formerly a'slngerUn
the Metropolitan Opera Company will
appear today In the Tombs court as a
witness against Bchroeder, who Is held
on her charge that he Is a bigamist.
Schroeder, who Is a member of a
prominent Cleveland family, met the
singer at Liverpool while she was on
her way to this country from Germany
at the outbreak of the war. She soys
she consented to marry him after they
had reached the United States, and
declares ho fleeced her of ft.500.
Learns Truth, on Honeymoon.
Mme. Traubman says she forced her
husband to accompany her to piv.
land to the home of his family and
there iearnp(1 Bhp waa ,, flfth ' ,,.
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..v...uu., s,..t oaiciis, iieu irom tlie
Since then Mme. Traubman has
been seeking evidence on which to
prosecute Schroeder. She went to
England and found Mrs. Schroeder
No. 2. Arrangements were mado with
Scotland Yard officials to have
Schroeder arrested. The English wifo
met Schroeder. but he discovered tho
detective, made a quick dash for a
taxlcab, and escaped.
The Enellsh wife ulnn ril.nnt,.....i
Mme. Traubman recently learned
he was In New York. The quick
action In making tho arrest was due.
It is said, to a report Schroeder was
about to leave New Yorlc on a long
Schroeder, she declares, deserted her
In London on a second trip nnd she
waa forced to ask nld of Whltelaw
Held, then the American ambassador,
to get home, v
It Is alleged Schroeder married Miss
Helen C. McOhle, of Concord, Mass.,
and she also will be a witness today.
A marrlago at London nlso Is re
corded. COLONEL ROOSEVELT
TO VISIT FIJI ISLANDS
Plans to Take Two Months Vaca
tion Beginning in February.
NEV; YORK. Nov. 17. Although
the Fiji's and tho Polynesian's, of Sa
moa, don't know It yet. their respec
tive Islands are due fop a tilt, nnd tho
South Pacific Is due for somewhat nf
a splash, so to speak, next February
i; . is going io visit 'em.
It is understood this trln l in
stltute the Colonel's vncatlon after the
tuiiipuiHii iuuurn no unuertooK In the
iiicicoin ui iviinntjs rj, tiugnos, Mrs
Roosevelt will accompany tho Colonel!
Roosovelt shose Samoa nnd the Fill
Islands because they are both highly
spoken of by physicians as above the
average In climate, nnd,- too, because
Roosevelt believes they will nfford
him n good playground for tho rather
ariou?. v1acat,,np lie generally tnkes.
The Colonel plans to start about
February 1. He hasn't decldod yet
whether to go through the Panama
Canal or across the Continent to San
Francisco for his start. He will be
gone probnbly two months.
Poor Board Threatens
To Seize Election Bets
SUNBURY. Pa.. Nov. 17.-Moro than
$2,000 bet on tho Wllspn-Hughes fight Is
In Jeopardy here over a throat of the
poor dlreotors to attach the money and
take It for poor purposes. It Is said
a law. passed In 1872 makes It manda
tory' for- the directors or the pood to
cause the arrest of bettors or stakehold
ers, and that money be contlscatcd.
Wires are being pulled among politi
cians to prevent tho threatened raid
I nnd exposure of the bettors, some of
OPERA STAR CHARGES
HUSBAND IS OIGAMIS
I whom ore prominent In business and
8 CAR LOADS OF
COAL GOME IN;
Fuel Situation Better Than It
Has Been for Weeks,-Say
CLIMAX CAME YESTERDAY
One Apartment House Unabe
to Furnish Heat Until 10
. o'clock in Morning.
The coal situation In Washington to
day was brighter than It has been In
Tills Improvement was Indicated by
the arrival of six car loads of soft coal
for delivery to Government departments,
and by Uvo more cor loads for 'the
District building nnd tho schools,
that the situation would be butt?: from
apartments nnd office buildings were
further encouraged by the Weather
Bureau's prediction of warmer weather
tonight and tomorrow.
The coal shortage In Washington, It
became known today, renched Its climax
yesterday. One opartmenf house was
unable to furnish any heat until coal
urrlvcd nt 10 o'clock yesterday morning.
Meanwhile tho apartment dwellers
shivered In the coldest morning of the
season, nnd led the rental agent a merry
chnse hy telephones and personal calls.
With tho delivery to the Federal and
District government offices of enough
coal to tide thorn over the rest af this
week, the rontructors gave assurance
Government officials nd manage! of
Those contractors said they had In
formation from the mines that more
con I would he shipped, and from thtt
rullroHd comjmnk'H Unit shipments would
M. C. Iluigrove, purchasing officer
of the District, said today he had
been told that it Is probnble that
from six to eight curs dally for use
of the schools might be coming In
Jiiincs I Wllmeth. chief clerk of the
Treasury, said that he had been In
formed that more coal might be ex
pected from now on.
More Cars in Transit.
Severn1 more cars are In transit
with coal, which will be. delivered to
the schools as soon ns It arrives.
Some dealers report that thev have
cars on the way. but that thev liavo
been delaved In shipment.
Coal dealers rcmulned reticent to
day In the face of t- better condi
tions. Thev have, decided, by com
mon agreement, not to talk about
the shortage of coal, and they pre
served this attitude, even with more
Mr. Hargrove Iiodcs to receive by
this evening reports on an Inventory
now being taken of the amount of
coal at each school building. Enough
coal la on hand now so that no more
transfers .need be made for a time.
Despite the promise of more cool
from the contractors, bids will be re
ceived by Mr. Hargrove tn Monday.
Thn number of these bids, and the
prices asked, ar exnerted to shed
considerable light on the dealers'
opinion regarding the coal prospects
for the next month,
The six cars of coal for the Gov
ernment, about 300 tons, will be dis
tributed among tho Bureuu of En
graving and Printing, the Agricul
tural Department, tho Treasury, nid
the Stnte, War. and Navy building,
uccording to their needs.
Tho coal for Government use ar
rived Just lthe nick of time. The
Agricultural department started out
the day with eight tons, enough for
half a day.
HEARING IS PLANNED
Meeting to Follow Sessions on Prop
erty Valuations. '
Following the hearings on the valua
tion of tho Capital Traction Company
and Washington Hallway and Kloctrlc
Company properties, a public hearing
will he held by tho Public 'Utilities
Commission on the universal transfer
The conclusion reached by tho com
mission following tho hearing on uni
versal trnnsfers on October f, 1913. was
that It Is a rate question. Tho public
utilities luw provides that upon Its own
Initiative or upon "reasonablo com
plaint" mado agaius a public utility
that any of Its rates aro unreasonable
or unlutftly discriminatory, the com
mission may Investigate, but that no
order affecting rates shall bo entered
without u formal hearing.
Conrad II. Syme. general counsel for
tho commission Is understood to agree
with the opinion of his preccdcssor..the
lato K. H. Thomas, that the act of 1S!M
providing for reciprocal transfers bo
tween tho Metropolitan Railway, now
a port of tho Washington Railway and
Electric Company, and connecting lines
cannot bo construed as requiring uni
versal transfers, ,
It is upon this act thr Federation of
Citizens' Associations bases Its peti
tion tor the Issuance qf a universal
Lynching Rumors Cause
Negro's Secret Removal
FREDERICK, Md Nov. 17.-Wlth
rumors of tho formation of "lynching
parties" circulating throughout tho
county Uko wildfire, and after thneBro
hod been held without ball for Oic ac
tion of the February court, Clayton
Crampton, seventeen, was removed to
tho Baltlmorewjall last night.
Crampton Is charged with assaulting
Anna Mary Wagner, tho four-year-old
daughter of John W. Wagner, of Ilar
tholows, He wns taken from the local Jail In a
closed nutomobllo, and was well on Ills
way to Ualtlmoro when his ermoval was
Commander of U-Liner,
Damaged in Smash
CA'PT. PAUL KOENIG.
And Price Keeps on Rising as
Demand Here and Abroad
Continues to Grow.
The United States l shipping more
eggs than ever before to Europe.
There are nearly n fourth less eggs In
cold storage now than there were a
The price of eggs Is unusually high
for this season. Sixty cents was the
retail price today for fresh eggs.
In tho face of these conditions the
demand for eggs continues unabated,
This combination of circumstances,
many denlcrs freely predict, will bring
"75-cent eggs" by Thanksgiving.
Tho nerslstent demand for eggs, n
the face of tho hlirher iirlocn In nt.
trlbutrd to the prosperity of the coun
try. Works in "Vicious Circle."
This same prosperity works in a "vi
cious circle," for It Is regarded as a
contributory factor In the lessened sup
ply and the consequent high price.
Because higher wages have resulted
in a greater consumption of egita than
usual in this country. In 'addition to the
greater shipments abroad.
Shipment of eggs for tho first elrht
months of this year were worth
13,450.000, while the egg exports for
a similar period In 1914 amounted to
but II, 177,000.
In conjunction with this, the United
States Department of Agriculture re
ports from HG cold storages. 2,877,641
?Rr"ce"po5f. PS'S"' . n" compared with
4,riS9,r.9n in I17 storages on October 1.
The 152 storages that roported hold
ings November 1 of this vear and
last show n nresent stock of 2,791,295
cases, as compared with 3.CR6.53.1
coses last vear. a difference of 892,
238 cases, or 2i.2 per rent.
Price Going Up.
Prices of. rrs, dealers predict, will
1ud .n cettlna higher until Thanks
giving. Some farmers. It is stated,
have sold noultry because of the high
prices of chicken feed. It Is said
some farmors found poultry feed so
high that It was unprofitable to sell
c- '. despite the higher egg prices.
Added, to other causes of high
priced eggs Is the eomDlalnt v.Card
from manv fnrmlng districts that the
hens aro on n strike. Farmers com
nlaln that Invlng this year has been
TO DISCUSS PLANTO
Matter to Be Taken Up by Mt.
Pleasant Citizens' Association.
Tho proposal to restrict the building
of business structures In tho residential
sections of the city will be taken up to
morrow night' by tho Mt. Pleasant Citi
zens' Association at Brown Retty Inn,
Sixteenth strct and Park road.
The IlorlarAl nmendment will come In
for considerable discussion. Tho report
of tho Caldwell committee on the muni
cipal garhuge disposal plant will ulso
Army Board Is Appointed
The War Department announced, to
day tho following board to Investigate
the advisability of complete Govern
ment manufacture of munitions:
Colonel Kernon, Twenty-eighth In
fantry; Lieutenant Summerall, Field
Artillery; Major Fuller, Benedict
Crowell. Cleveland; R. Q. Rhelt,
unarieston, ri. (.'.
Cotton Sells at 21 Cents
For First Time Since '61
NEW YORK, Nov. 17.--Cotton sold
nt -1 cents today for the first time
slnco the civil war when May deliv
ery touched that figure.
i IssBkli .ssiBBi
lift .- .. JV-U - w-f MW1,H
EGG EXPORTS GO UP
U-LINER SINKS TUG
AND KILLS FIVE;
RETURNS TO PORT
Attempted Dash to Sea by DeutschlanS Ends
In Collision With Boat jn Her Convoy.
' . Submarine Not Badly Hurt.
RUMOR OF ATTACK ON FREIGHTER
Story of Mysterious Craft's Attempt to Ram
Submersible,' However, Finds No Con
firmation at Pier in New London.
NEW LONDON, Nov. 17. An attempted dash to
sea by the German merchant submarine Deutschland
ended early today In a collision between the super-submersible
and an escorting tug, in which Captain Gunfcy
.and four members of the tug's crew were drowned.
The Deutschland, bound for Bremen, put back to
port immediately after the collision, and by 5 o'clock this
morning was again warped into her pier. She was once
more shielded by the liner Willehad, her "mother ship, '
and the big steel net was swung into place to further guard
Late this morning a report was circulated that a mys
terious motorboat tried to ram the Deutschland, and that,
in attempting to protect the submarine, the tug swung di
rectly in the path of the uridersea freighter.
. RUM0R NQT CONFIRMED.
Monastir, Flanked by Sarrail's
Army, Must Soon Surrender,
LONDON, Nov. lT.-Fall of Monast'
within three days .was confidently pre
dicted here today with receipt of fresh
news of the victorious progress toward
the. Macedonian city of French, Italian,
Russian, and Serbian forces. Fighting
through snow, sleet, and mud, the four
allies have Impetuously swung twice in
flanking movements of gigantic magni
tude and have a vise-like grip on the
General Sarrall refused to be drawn
into attacking the Bulgarian defenses
to the south of Monastir defenses
which Sofia some time ago pronounced
impregnable and according to all ro
ports which reach here, has forced re
tirement of tho Bulgarian-Teutonic de
fenders from these positions without
their hardly striking a blow, by tho
threat of strong enveloping movement.
Would Be Blow to Bulgaria.
The foil of Monastir will be a dis
tinct blow at Bulgarian pride, and ex
perts hero predicted another appeal
from Sofia for German asslstanoi In
retaking the city. Its natural Impor
tance Is not great, but Bulgaria ap
parently 'attaches sentimental value
to holding of the city.
Ono Immediate effect of the- allies'
advance, it was expected here, would
be relief from General von Falken-
hayn s rorwaru movement inm mm
mania. Military observers believe
some of his forces will bo diverted to
render assistance to the retreating
Ilulgnrlans north of Monastir,
Just now Roumanla Is feeling the
effect of this strong movement south
ward of tho Teutonic forces, von
Falkcnhayn having- crossed tho Cnr-
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HIGH PRICES DRIVE
OUT 1,500 BAKERIES
War Has Had Disastrous Effect on
CHICAGO, Nov. 17.-More than 1 ,600
batteries have been closed throughout
tho United States slnco August 1 nnd
others aro dally going out of business
as tho result of tho soaring prices of
grain, flour and other commodities UBed
This announcement wns maoo loony
by J. M. Bell, general secretary of tne
National Association or Master iiagcrs
of Amorlca. on his return to Chicago
from a meeting of tho executive board
of the association In Memphis, Tcnn., at
whlc.li the high cost of living problem
was the topic.
Mr. Bell said; i
"While tho consumer byr the heavy
burden, tho fast Is now known In busi
ness circles that present conditions are
putting n large number of establish
ments dealing In food commodities out
of business. . .
"This Is true not only tn the bakery
business, but In many other lines of
food supplies, While the wnr has
seemed to help somo Industries tho bak
ing und other food trudes have been
sleadllv receiving blows, which, If they
continue-, will have a permanent disas
i Inquiry at the pier of the Eastern
Forwarding Company, where the
Deutschlnnd again rests, brought KO
confirmation of the rumor, however.
Work was Immediately begun by a
workmen to learn tne
bmerslble's damage as
second collision during
Pier when sho made her start from
! Bremen, apd was held up ten days for
1 A reuort was received here this
afternoon from Plum Island that a
strange submarine with a gun mount
ed on deck had been sighted toward
the midway Conncclcut shore, near
Bartlett's reef, Long Island Sound.
The vessel was visible, according
to the report, through a light snow
storm. Treacherous Stretch.
The collision this morning occurred
In the treacherous stretch of water
between Fishers and Little Gull
Islands, known as The Race. .The
water thero is 250 feet deep. A strong
cuirent, sucked landward and sea
ward through the narrow stretch at
the mouth of Long Island Sound,
makes It ono of the danger points In
The tug T. A. -Scott. Jr., la said to
have attempted to cross the Deutsch
land's bows while the Scott boats and
the tug Cassle, acting a& rear guard
for the submarine, were steaming
along at twelve knots an hour.
There was a splitting crash as a
great hole was torn in tho Scott's side.
She broko In two and sank within
threo minutes. The crew had no
chance to reach 'the lifeboats. Cap
tain .Gurney,' In the wheel house, Is
baJleved to have been crushed to
The four sailors who went down with
Ciurney were all below docks, trapped
A. Caton. Edward Stone, fireman .
Eugene Duzant, deckhand, and Clarence
Thrown Into Water.
Captain Hlnsch, 'of the Kustern For
warding Company, which owns the
Deutschland, was aboard tho Scott, and
was thrown Into tho water. Sailors
from the Deutschland eapc overboard
and dragged him on the submersible.
He wns nearly dead from shock and
The tug Cassle's men helped In the
rescue of other members of tho Scott's
crew, 'and stpamed back with tho
Since the Deutschland came back hero
under her own.steani. It Is not believed
she sustained any serious Uamitge. Hur
ried examination led Eastern Forward
ing Company officials to bellcvo sho
would bo ready for sen again tn n few
days at the most.
Running on Surface.
Tho Deutschland was running on the
surface ot tho tlmo of the accident
While thero was no heavy sea, the cur
rent, according to tho Cassle's crew,
was unusually strong. Because of this
and the Inky darkness, the Deutschland 3
lookout did not sco the Scott quick
enough to sound iin alarm.
All lights that had not been extin
guished were Blinded In order to raake
escapo for tho DeutBchlnnd easier. This '
added to tho difficulty In keeping tha
distance, between tho boats.
The race Is about flvo miles due couth
of tho Thames mouth.
. Rumor Are Revived.
' As the big boat went out today
rumors again were revived regarding a
possible lighting suhmarlne escort for
her. The fact that tho boat's departure
appeared to hove been suddenly de
cided upon led to belief that Captain
Koenlg had received word that tho sub
marine cruiser had nppoarcd oft the
coast and wns awaiting the merchant
man. Several thousand gallons- of oil were
put aboard early last night. It had
been brought In a hurry from "Palme,
Mass., by spcolal train.
Kiistarn Forwarding Company offU
clals rofused Uj tient seriously, appre
hension of a mn, dressed as a laborer.