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LAND IN SIGHT AS LINER SINKS
954 Lost When Empress of Ireland Is
Rammed By Collier at Mouth of
St. Lawrence River.
BIG STEAMER GOES DOWN IN 14 MINUTES
Storstad Tears Great Hole in Side of Canadian
Vessel—Explosion Adds to Horror In
Foggy Stream —Rescuers on Scene
In 20 Minutes, But Too Late.
Rimouski, Quebec — Sinking in 90
feet of water within 15 minutes after
being rammed amidships in the upper
reaches of the St. Lawrence river
early Friday, the Canadian Pacific
liner Empress of Ireland carried down
with her more than 900 of her passen
gers and crew. Of the 1387 persons
on board only 433 are known to have
been saved, making the probable death
Looming up through the river mists
as the Empress of Ireland was lying
to, waiting for the fog to lift or day
to break, the Danish collier Storstad
crashed bow on into the side of the big
Canadian liner, striking her about
midway of her length and ripping her
side open clear to the stern.
The crash occurred not far from the
shore off Father Point, 150 miles from
Quebec, which the Empress of Ireland
left the night before, bound for Liver
pool, and 10 miles from this point on
the St. Lawrence. In reality, there
fore, although the liner was heading
for the sea and the collier coming in
from it, the disaster was not one of
the ocean, but of the river. Unlike
the Titanic's victims, the Empress of
Ireland's lost their lives within sight
of shore in land-locked waters.
Immediately the ship's crew re
covered from the shock of the collision
and it was seen the liner had received
a vital blow, a wireless "S. O. S."
call was sounded.
The hurried prayer of the sea was
picked up by the government mail ten
der Lady Evelyn here and the govern
ment pilot boat Eureka at Father
Point. Both sped to the rescue, arriv
ing 20 minutes after the collision.
So deep was the wound of the Em
press, however, and so fast the inrush
of water, that long before either of
the rescue boats could reach the scene
the liner had gone down.
Only floating wreckage and a few
lifeboats and rafts from the steamer,
buoying up less than a third of those
who had set sail on her, were to be
found. The rest had sunk with the
liner, had been crushed to death in the
Storstad's impact with her, or had
been forced from exhaustion and ex
posure in the ice-chilled Northern wa
ters to loose their hold on bits of
wreckage that had supported them and
Only a few persons were picked up
by the Storstad, which was badly
crippled herself by the collision, and
these were brought here by the collier,
together with those saved by the Eu
reka and the Lady Evelyn.
Twenty-two of the rescued died
from injury or exposure. The others,
most of whom had jumped into the
boats or plunged into the water scant
ily clad, were supplied freely with
such clothing as the town had, and
later those who were able to travel
were placed on board a train and start
ed for Quebec.
Quebec and Levis Give
Aid to 396 Survivors
Quebec—A full equipment of am
bulances supplied by the city of Que
bec, by the town of Levis, on the op
posite side of the river, and the army
medical service corps, was awaiting at
Levis when the special survivors'
train arrived here. The passengers
were immediately transferred to the
ferry steamer, which had been wait
ing to facilitate the transfer to Que
It was a pitiful sight when the
ferry steamer Polaris docked on the
Quebec side and the 396 men and
women saved from the Empress of Ire
land trooped falteringly down the
gangway. Few of them possessed a
complete outfit of clothes, the major
ity wearing only shirts, trousers and
Heads were bared as the injured
were brought ashore. The second and
third-class passengers and the crew
were made comfortable on the Allan
Only 7wo Children Saved.
Quebec — Only two children are
known to have been saved from the
wreck of the Empress of Ireland. A
thrilling rescue was one of these—little
SET? a Gra°i Hanaan ' daughter
hLS H6r *° f. the Salvation Army
drowns n f^ her and mother were
drowned Gracie was not told of her
Sied Bhe 7 M SaVed Gricie
replied Oh, I saved myself." She
was entirely unconcerned, apparently
not realizing what she hid teen
■through. She had dun» a P^Ce^
liner Alsatian, which was lying at the
wharf. The first-class and injured
passengers were transferred in auto
mobiles and other vehicles to the
Chateau Frontenac. A staff of doc
tors and nurses took charge of the in
Action of Collier Costs
Lives of Many Passengers
Quebec —The story of a tremendous
explosion on board the Empress of Ire
land after she was hit by the Storstad
was told by Philip Lawler, a steerage
passenger from Brantford, Ont. Law
ler was on his way to England with
his wife and son.
"People were simply shot out of the
ship into the sea by the explosion,''
Mr. Lawlor said. "I was pushed over
board with my wife and boy. The boy
could swim, so I tried to take care of
my wife, but she slipped from my
grasp and sank."
Dr. Johnston, chief medical officer
on the Empress, said that had not the
Storstad backed out so soon from the
Empress, a large number of the pas
sengers would have been saved. He
said that when the collier pulled her
self free the sea surged into the hole
she had torn in the side of the Em
press and the liner quickly sank
"Virtually every leading officer of
the Salvation Army in Canada is
gone," said K. A. Mclntyre, of Tor
onto, who was saved. "Out of our
Salvation party of 150 on board, prob
ably less than 20 were rescued.
"I was on the upper deck and there
fore had a better chance to get *o
safety than those in the lower berths.
The water came in through the port
holes of the lower decks before the
passengers there realized their dan
"I was aroused from sleep by the
impact and awakened the others in my
"I grabbed a life preserver^and
went out to the deck. On deck there
were no life belts and quite a number
of people were standing about appar
ently unable to determine what to do.
I gave my belt to a woman of our
party. v I tied the belt on her myself."
Andree's Balloon Once
More Reported Found
Stockholm, Sweden — What is be
lieved to be the remains of the balloon
in which Professor Salamon A. Andree
ascended from Dane's Island, near
Spitzbergen, July 11, 1897, in an at
tempt to reach the North Pole, have
been found in a forest in Eastern Si
beria, according to a telegram re
ceived at the Swedish foreign office
from Yakutz. Investigation of the re
ported discovery has been ordered by
The Arctic explorer was accom
panied by two scientists, and after
they left Dane's Island no report was
received from the party.
Although traces of Andree's balloon
have been reported at various places,
and while even the body of the famous
Swedish Arctic explorer was said to
have been discovered on the coast of
Labrador, nothing has ever been es
tablished definitely as to what actually
happened to the expedition or what
became of the balloon.
Huerta Would Relinquish Power.
Vera Cruz—Reports reached here
Thursday through private sources that
President Huerta has committed him
self to turn over the government to a
commission composed of members of
the various factions in the republic.
He is also said to. have agreed to relin
quish power to any successor which
such a commission might select.
The report further says that Huer
ta's determination has already been
communicated to the Mexican delega
tes and probably direct to the Wash
Full Inquiry Demanded.
London — The London morning pa
pers, in commenting editorially on the
disaster, call for a thorough investiga
tion as to whether the bulk-heads were
closed, and if so, how it was that the
most modern system of water-tight
compartments failed to keep the ship
The claim for the Empress of Ire
land will be the heaviest sustained by
the Lloyds underwriters since the sink
ing of the Titanic
Pioneers of Two Counties
Meet in Big Celebration
Davenport — A big feature of the
Lincoln and Adams county pioneer pic
nic, annually attended by more than
5000 campers at the grounds on Crab
creek, between Harrington and
Sprague, will be addresses by former
Governor M. E. Hay and Governor
Ernest Lister the morning of June 16,
the first of a three-days' meeting. The
committee has arranged that all candi
dates for any office whatsoever may
have five minutes in which to make
their appeal to the people.
The grounds, among the most beau
tiful spots in Eastern Washington, are
being prepared for a big attendance
and the track is being worked. The
association has decided upon one of the
most elaborate speed programs in the
12 years of its history, with purses
amounting to more than $1000. In
addition to a number of track events,
on the afternoon of the first day will
be a 2:25 pace, best three heats in
five, for a purse of $125.
Tillie Baldwin has been engaged to
give a daring riding exhibition on this
day. Among the dashes will be a
quarter mile, for $50; a half mile
dash, purse $75, and pony express for
Want Accurate Method
of Computing Apple Cost
Spokane — Orchard accounting sys
tems and by-product manufacturing re
ceive special emphasis in the prelimi
nary program of the Seventh National
Apple show and Fruit Products con
gress to be held in Spokane November
16 to 21, according to Chairman James
S. Ramage of the board of trustees.
Three distinct plans have been form
ulated for the purpose of establishing
a practical, clear and accurate method
of computing cost of producing apples
and the net profit from a given orch
ard or number of trees. A 100-tree
contest, in which each contestant will
enter a quantity of the product and
give a complete financial account of
the cost of production, is one of the
plans approved by the board at a meet
ing this week. Another means of ar
riving at production cost and net prof
its will be taken through a single tree
contest on similar lines. In addition,
a competition will be held for the best
set of orchard accounts giving the act-
Naches Canal Breaks;
Water Sweeps Farms
North Yakima — Twenty-eight feet
of the new concrete canal of the Pa
cific Power & Light company in the
Naches valley gave way about 3
o'clock Tuesday morning, sending a
tremendous volume of water across ad
joining farms, doing damage to the
amount of several thousand dollars,
compelling the company to temporarily
shut down its Naches water power
plant and making it necessary to draw
on the Selah irrigation canal for the
city's water supply unitl the broken
The damage and inconvenience are
increased by the fact that it is the
height of the irrigation season, and
the canal furnished irrigation water
for thousands of acres in that part of
Blue Sky Law Invoked.
Olympia—Secretary of State I. M.
Howell is threatened with the penal
ties of Ohio's blue sky law, in a letter
from Joseph H. Harper, that state's
Commissioner of Securities, because of
a series of advertisements he has
placed in Eastern papers, calling at
tention to the possibilities for farmers
in this state. Commissioner Harper,
in his letter, advises the Washington
official that he must take out a deal
ers' license if he is to continue adver
tising in Ohio. Mr. Howell, replying,
claims he is offering nothing for sale.
Long Land Litigation Ends.
Ellensburg — The case of John
Powles and Dodge Alley, who have
been fighting over a piece of land for
five years, has been settled, the secre
tary of the interior holding for Powles,
reversing the general land office com
missioner, who had reversed the local
The land comprises seven acres,
with a house and barn on it. Powles,
a miner, claimed it on the ground that
he first filed on it as a mineral claim,
and Alley because he homesteaded it.
Weed Nets Farmer $745.
Odessa — The value of the Russian
thistle has been demonstrated by Her
man Mennrich, a farmer, the weeds
bringing him $854. This money was
received through the sale of 6100
pounds of wool at 14 cents per pound.
Mr. Mennrich fed the sheep on the
thistle. There were 1003 sheep. The
services of four clippers to do the
shearing cost $100, leaving a net profit
from the thistle of $754.
Fire Blight in Lower Yakima.
Olympia—Appeals for help in com
batting fire blight in the lower Yakima
valley, where the disease has suddenly
assumed alarming proportions, have
called T. O. Morrison, head of the hor
ticultural division of the State depart
ment of agriculture, to North Yakima.
The lower valley previously had been
comparatively free from the blight.
Youths Kill Monster Lynx.
Spokane Bridge—One of the largest
lynx ever killed in this section, measur
ing four feet from tip to tip, was shot
by 12-year-old Elbridge Chandler, liv
ing on a homestead in the hills, four
miles south of here, and Willie Smith,
of about the same age.
$90. Downs and Lamona will cross
bats for purses of $40 and $20.
The forenoon program of the 17th
will be occupied by Professor Sever
ance and Miss Sutherland, of the State
college, who will talk on farm eco
In the afternoon a 2:30 trot will
start the speed events, with a purse of
$125. In addition to foot races, there
will be a three-eighths dash for $65;
a pioneer derby for $100, and a pony
express for $90. Reardan and Ritz
ville will play ball for purses of $40
The annual election of officers will
occur the morning of the 18th at the
pavilion and will be followed by a band
concert, after which the political spell
binders will appear. The feature of
the closing day of sports will be a
free-for-all trot or pace, three in five
heats, purse $125. In the five-eighths
dash a purse of $75 has been hung.
There will also be many novelty races
and the sports will end with a ball
game between Davenport and Sprague
for purses of $40 and $20.
Secretary C. E. Ivy, of Davenport,
reports many inquiries for tent reserv
| ual record of an orchard during the
I growing and marketing season of 1914.
At the conclusion of the board meet
: ing Manager Gordon C. Corbaley an
i nounced that upwards of $10,000 will
Ibe distributed by this year's apple
! show in gold and merchandise. The
; board decided to extend greatly the
i division of home-made by-products by
having 60 separate contests for the
j best home-made pies, dumplings, jel
lies, cider, vinegar, preserves, etc.
"The board of the 1914 show is de
. termined to make the show of the
greatest possible service to the grow
er," states Manager Corbaley.
"Paul Weyrauch, of Walla Walla,
has been placed in charge of the daily
growers' conferences, and has already
begun shaping a program along prac
tical lines desinged to help the grower
solve his problems. Orchard account
ing and by-products will receive em
phasis among other things at these
To Be Important Event
Everett — The second annual "Kla-
How-Yah" celebration, which will be
staged here July 2, 3 and 4, will be a
decided improvement in every way
over the progTam given a year ago.
All Snohomish as well as adjoining
counties are uniting with the Everett
business organizations in contributing
to its assured success. Parades, in
dustrial, decorative and humoresque,
have been planned on an elaborate
scale, and sports of all kinds, such as
saddle and harness races, motorcycle
contests, modified marathon events and
diversified feats of competitive char
acter on land and sea will be given.
School children's parades, pageants
and exercises, aviation exhibitions and
other instructive attractions are on the
bill. Numerous bands of music have
been engaged to such an extent that
every hour of the three days will be a
The Queen, surrounded by her Princ
esses, chosen from all the cities of
Snohomish county, Island county and
Northern King county will be crowned
in brilliant ceremonies to be held dur
ing the course of a coronation ball
which will be one of the biggest events
along this line ever attempted by
Everett citizens. Her Majesty's ar
rival and departure will be typical of
the rich Indian lore of this region
which will thus be perpetuated through
celebrations of this nature.
City Refuses Bear Cubs.
Pomeroy — The gift of two brown
bear cubs to the City of Pomeroy for
the city park has been unofficially de
clined by Mayor Fred Matthies, who
hints that there is enough hugging
going on in that beauty spot now,
without adding the bears. The little
fellows were captured by John Lynch,
a hunter, near Peola, 20 miles south of
here, after he had driven off the
Pomeroy will have one day's sane
Fourth this year. This is the first
time the town has desired to celebrate
in a number of years.
Fraud Charge Withdrawn.
Spokane — United States District
Judge Rankin, acting on orders from
Washington, dismissed the indictment
charging misuse of the mails, which
was returned here against Donnell
Davenport, of Spokane; Paul S. A.
Bickel, of Jerome, Idaho; D. W. Stan
rod, of Pocatello, Idaho; and A. B.
Moss, of Payette, Idaho. The indict
ment charged that the four men in
tended to defraud when they promoted
the Idaho Hardwood company and ad
vertised that they intended to, plant
Eucalyptus trees in Kern county, Cal.
lo Have Big Feed Mill.
Winona— The Winona Milling com
pany plans to establish a $10,000 feed
and chop mill at Colfax. The stock
will be increased and , the name
changed to the Superior Milling com
pany. The members of the old com
pany, represented here by J. T. Billups
and H. A. Lehrbass, will hold stock
in the new company. Six Colfax men
will also hold stock. The company
will be capitalised for $36,000.
New University Opens;
Wilson and Daniels Speak
Washington, D. C—President Wil
son and two members of his cabinet,
Secretaries Bryan and Daniels, parti
cipated Thursday in the formal open
ing of the American university, the
Natoinal Methodist Episcopal school
located on the Potomac heights over
looking the nation's capital.
Bishop Earl Cranston, of Washing
ton, presided at the ceremonies, held
on the university campus and attended
by thousands of educators and church
men from all parts of the United
States. The late President McKinley
and Colonel Roosevelt laid corner
stones of buildings for the university,
which was projected 25 years ago by
"Scholarship, it seems to me," said
President Wilson in his address, "is
the mastery, the exact mastery, and
comprehension of great bodies of
knowledge, and the comprehension is
more difficult than the mastery. It
is much easier to acquire than it is to
interpret, and yet all knowledge is
dead which is not interpreted. The
vision of the scholar is worth more to
the world than his industry.
"It is knowledge, properly interpre
tated, seen with a vision of insight,
that is uniting the world, the spirits
of the world."
The President old an anecdote of
Charles Lamb, who said he was never
able to hate any man he knew.
"There are races whom we dispise,"
he added, "and it generally turns out
that we despise them because we
do not know them. We have not
found the same common footing of hu
manity with which to touch and deal
Secretary Daniels described the
navy as a great university and empha
sized the fact that patriotism and re
ligion have always gone hand in hand.
He insisted that religion and education
must also be united.
"Only this week," he said, "a dis
tinguished preacher in New York de
clared that 'our universities are con
trolled by capital and do not heed the
call of struggling humanity.' Your
university, fortunate in its environ
ment and fortunate in its scope, can
not fail to hear the call to serve hu
manity. It will hear the clear call
that Wesley heard at Oxford and put
all learning and science under contri
bution for the opening of doors of
help and opportunity to struggling
Bible Study in Schools
Asked by Presbyterians
Chicago—A resolution favoring the
study of the Bible in the public schools
and urging churches to petitoin state
legislatures for the passage of the nec
essary laws to bring about the desired
reform was adopted by the general as
sembly of the Presbyterian church of
the United States of America.
Another resolution, urging the es
tablishment of a permanent tribunal
of arbitration at The Hague, with a
view of abloishing future wars be
tween nations, was adopted.
The assemblage exchanged fraternal
greetings with the Protestant Episco
pal church of the diocese in Chicago,
in session here.
The use of grape juice, or "non
alcoholic wine," in the sacrament of the
Lord's Supper was recommended in a
supplemental report from the commit
tee on temperance and the report was
adopted by the assembly.
The reorganization of the board of
home missions was accomplished when
the report of the standing committee
was adopted. It provides for an in
crease from 24 to 30 members, that
the headquarters should remain in New
York and that the work of the board
shall be divided into four or more de
partments, tentatively listed as the
executive or administrative depart
ment, the department of church exten
sion, with headquarters in the West;
the department of immigration and
social service and department of
Synods and presbyteries are to have
supervision of home missions in their
Elk Herd Is Nuisance.
Seattle, Wash.—State Game Warden
L. H. Darwin has asked the United
States government to take back the
herd of Mftntana elk liberated near
Startup, Snohomish county, the ani
mals having become a nuisance be
cause of their depredations on farms.
The Federal authorities will ship the
Startup herd to Oregon if the beasts
can be corralled. It was supposed that
the animals would browse in the moun
tains, but instead they have come
down to the river bottoms, seeming to
know that they were proctected by
"Eugenics" Move Opposed.
Baltimore—The American Medico-
Psychological association, at its annual
convention, refused to go on record as
favoring hygienic marriage laws. The
resolution adpoted by the conucil of
the association recommending the en
actment of laws requiring a clean bill
of health and evidence of a normal
mind before issuance of a marriage li
cense was tabled by a large majority.
Resolutions recommending the segre
gation of the feeble-minedd, imbeciles
and the establishment of separate in
stitutions for their care, were adopted.
Depot at Detroit Burns.
Detroit—Forty-seven persons were
overcome by smoke from a fire which
threatened to destroy the Fort-street
Union station. The condition of some
of them was said to be serious. A doz
en foreigners, locked in a basement
room, had a narrow escape from suffo
cation. The loss saw $200,000.
fcanne of World's W^
Events Told in ff"*
A Baltimore doctor Bays a
would restrict marriages L 7**
old. *cs are growi ng
New rulers for MexiVn
A Tacoma woman judee »;*
who just "drift" n2ftoSLf tho *
on the rock pile. tOWn- l 0 days
Carranza has little faith i
of the "A. B. C'mediaS SU°ceßß
at Niagara Falls, oTmses^
Huerta seems in high snirit a ,
loudly cheered when he drive V iS
streets of Mexico City. hrot^
President Wilson declares hn •
depression is psychological and; 653
that his trust policy goes on m*
Washington authorities say the 1^
ing of arms at Puerto M Xc
Huerta was a great surprise °for
Wholesale execution of Federal .a
cers and women captured in the 1H"
of Paredon, Coahuila, is reported c
A pistol shot fired in a melee at A
napolis military college has Jt*
fatal to William R. Bowles a Xdtn?
Central Labor council in session «j
Seattle, voted in favor of the. admis
sion of Japanese in all unions affiliated
with the American Federation.
i wre^ day desl; royed th* home of
J. W. McCormmach, a wealthy ranch
er near Pendleton, Ore. Mrs Me"
Cormmach rescued her 7-year-old daue
ter, who was ill in bed.
Mrs. Joseph R. Knowland, wife of
Representative Knowland, of Alameda
Cal., who is a candidate for the United
States senate, announces that she will
stump the state with her husband.
It is unethical for a lawyer to m&ke
a statement for publication in a news
paper concerning a case in which he is
engaged or to give out his plan of pro
cedure, according to the view of dele
gates to the annual meeting of the
Illinois State Bar association, who
adopted a resolution prohibiting such
The theory of Dr. Samuel Pierre
pont Langley, who proclaimed to the
world that he had solved the problem
of the air several years before heavier
than-air machines had been success
fully navigated, was vindicated at
Hammondsport, N. V., Saturday, when
Glenn Curtiss, the aviator, went aloft
in "Langley's folly."
Buckingham Palace, London, was
invaded by militant suffragettes and
many windows were broken.
Two games of baseball were played
by the inmates of the Kansas state
penitentiary with outside teams for
the first time.
Castings were started for a 100-inch
reflecting telescope, the largest in the
world, to be installed at the Mount
Wilson observatory at Pasadena, Cal.
The mirror of speculum metal was suc
cessfully cast in France after four
others had been discarded because of
Wheat—Bluestem, 89c per bushel;
forty-fold, 87c; club, 86c; Fife, 86c;
red Russian, 85c.
Corn—Eastern Washington, $27(528
per ton; Puget sound, $27@28; rolled,
Feed—Bran—s2s@26; rolled barley,
$25@26; alfalfa meal, $22; alfalfa,
molasses, $24; shorts,. $27.
Hay—Eastern Washington timothy,
$18@19 per ton; Puget sound timothy,
$14; alfalfa, $14@15; No. 1 mixed,
$17@18; straw, $9.
Eggs—Select ranch, 20@21c dozen.
Poultry— Live hens, 14@16c per
pound; old roosters, 8c; 1914 broilers,
25c; ducks, 12c; squabs, $2 per dozen,
geese, 12c per pound; guinea ion
$9 per dozen. ,
Dressed Pork-9@loJc per pound.
Dressed Veal-Small, 12@12|c per
pound; large B@loc per pound.
Ranch butter-12@14c per pound.
Apples-Winesaps, $email@example.com to-
White Winter Pearmains, $I.7jg£
Arkansas Blacks $2; Yellow New.
towns $2. . «m ncr
Cra;firstname.lastname@example.org per 10-^
Gooseberries-4@sc per pound-
Strawberries - Dollars **-*£;
crate; Kennewicks, $2-^- loWSi
$2.25; Prosser, $2.75@3; W nsi
$3; Bellevues, $2.75; Vashons_(quarw
Honey—s3.so per case.
Dressed beef Prime bee steej
9@loc per pound; cows, m yi"
ers, 12c. ':-.. •, „. nouni
Dressed veal-12@13|c per Pj^
Dressed hogs-Whole, packing
B@loc per pound.
Artichokes—sl per dozen.
Asparagusemail@example.com per JJutJ
;■ Beans-String and wax, Wl®
per pound. v
: Beets-New, $1.75 per sack.
Cauliflower-Local, $1.50 per ° $1
Celery — California green WP
per dozen. v • aocosl f* r '
d°H^rseradish-10@12ic -^nouud. '
r - Lettuce-Hothouse, %}® I'^ H
Mint-60c per dozen JffSW'l
Peas— Local, green, 8c per P^