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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
I LAST EDITION
VOL. L.I1I. NO.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., MO JS DAY, JULY 4, 104.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FRIGHTFUL LOSS OF LIFE
THE AIR CHILLY
WAIT ON WEATHER
SEVEN HUNDRED PERSONS
PERISH FAR OUT AT SEA
ON THE WABASH RAILWAY
When President Roosevelt Arrived at
Oyster Bay for His
Armies in North Have Practically
Suspended Operations for
BE OUTOF IT
Report He Has With
drawn His Name From
Train Strikes an Open
Switch at 4-5 Miles
EIGHTEEN ARE KILLED
CALLED AT VICTOR
Union Men Are to Go to Colorado to
Study Situation Among
Carelessness of Em
ployes Belived to
Litchfield, III., July 4. The list of
dead as a result of the Wabash wreck
here last night now numbers 18, two
of the injured having died. A wreck
ing crew is at work and may uncover
Two more bodies were taken from
the wreckage this morning.
Litchfield. III.. July 4. An open
switch, no one knows why, a heavy
train laden with July 4th excursionists
to St. Louis, an engineer bent on mak
ing up time who could have seen the
open switch signal, but didn't. 14 per
sons killed and 35 horribly burned and
mangled. Fourteen dead bave been
This story tells the wreck of the
regular Chlcago-St. Ixmis train on the
Wabash here at .r:4 yesterday after
noon. It was train No. 11 that left
Chicago at 1 1 a. m.. consisting of eight
coaches and a baggage car. It was ::
minutes late and was going at 4."
miles an hour when it struck the
switch. The coaches, except the last
two. crashed into the engine, which
turned completely around after strik
ing; the Ihx cars. To add to the hor
ror lire consumed the train. Several
excursionists who are missing are be
lieved to have been burned.
The general impression is that the
wreck was due to the carelessness of
a railroad in ploy e in charge of the
Switch. The switch was found OfK3U
after the wreck anil the lock on the
ground rind the semaphore showed the
switch to be open, but it was not no
ticed until tiH late to avert the col
lision. LM r ihr Dead.
BARDBR. JACOB P Park Biver, N
l.. delegate to democratic convention.
DIETBICK, HARRY M . Toledo, Ohio,
BICHSTADT, L A . Chicago.
(iAl.AISK. CHABLBS, Cblcao.
UTTHKR, Mlts. C. J . Milwaukee. Wis
NOACK, BICHIB, 'J year Arlinston
MM.I.S. I it . l. catnr, til.
I'KKKINS. MItS. I. Chicago.
BANFORD, JAMBS, Decatur, engin
eer. smith. BAMUXL, B reman.
ROGBR8, -. train dispatcher.
S P1KRKK. I.'RAI.I). Montreal.
Dntdestlfled woman, ino pounds, dark
skirt, sateen shirt waist, tn third couch.
Unidea tilled man. heavily Unlit, weds
-d in fourth coach, body burned,
l.lat efl tkr Injured.
AsQUltch. s. Am Waterloo, loam
Archibald, w. M . Hoaeoye Kails, x.
Halls. William. Chicago.
Candy. Mrs. Milwaukee, wis.
Kills. Otossoa 8.. Marsh Held. Wis.
Ftzzoiio. James, TaytorrlBe, III
li.issdiv.iv, M.irr M St Kmiis. .r
Groin. Joseph. I'hli-afto.
r-hrit. Aloif. Chicago.
Oohrig. Mrs. Theresa, wife.
Gehrig. Willie, grandchild t rears,
cut OU body.
Konyon. Mrs Anna. Kttm p N. Y.
Kitt. Mm Oertrude, Chliag-.
Kltt. Mary, .ikciI in. daagUter. I- u
Kitt. Joseph, seed t-. son, borne t,
Kuaoeht, WUeot, Chicago
Li vlngston. collectoc on train.
Macomhcr. G. S . IVrrjr, N. Y.
Mills. Rov. M M. Bant 1st minister.
Bridge toa, (owa.
Nuack, Miss Huldah. Arlington
Rink. Henry, Cincinnati. Ohio.
Roberts. Jame R. t'atlln. Ind.
Rose. K. H-. BtveraMe, CM.
Kubens. Harry S.. Chicago.
Sehrader. William J.. Chicago.
Smith. Frank. Chicago.
Smith. Mrs. s. I... Chicago.
Smith. Miss Florence Chicago.
Tcnncy. R. F. Ada, Minn.
Tenncy. Mrs. R. F.. wife.
Titson. Miss Fanny, Chicago.
Thorp. W. B.. Chester. Pa.
Ward. Charles. Chicago .
Weber. Mrs. Klirabeth. Chicago.
Cvaakea lata open Iwllta,
Railroad officials assert that t he
switch was not used during the after
noon, and that the switch was opened
by some crank who had secured the
keys, t'orone; W. A. Gray is inves-
Chicago. July 4. A big labor con
vention will be called to meet at Vic
tor. Colo., on Aug. 25 by the Chicago
Federation of Labor as a means of
encouraging the union miners.
Lvery labor organization in the
country will be requested to send two
delegates with full power to represent
Their respective bodies. Preparations
for the big meeting will begin next
week, when the notice;: will be pre
pared and mailed.
"We have been told it is not so
much financial assistance that the Col
orado miners need." said John J. Ryan.
who led the movement for the conven
tion. r.B the mine owners out then,
need to be shown the strength of or
ganized labor. Let us go out. then.
and beard the lion in his den. I jet us
see whether they will throw us out
as they have the miners.
"After we have visited the ground
where the trouble is we can best judge
what assistance to offer the strikers.
If they need money we can vote it
to them then."
HAS ALREADY BEGUN
BAND BUM, SALUTE FORGOTTEN
TovTBNpropIr QuarrrlinK Anionic Thein
arhrn Left Executive to
Province of Von Swept Turkish
Troops Said to Be Taking
Part in Affair
LONDON, July 4. In connection
with the cablegram which American
Secretary of state Hay received from
Ispahan. Persia, July 2, signed by
"Armenian bishops In Persia.' saying
that "Turkish barbarians were mas
sacring thousands of Armenians." ami
humbly soliciting the "United r",.,.i's
government in the name of Christian
ity to save innocent lives." the Daily
Chronicle this morning prints the fol
lowing telegram, dated Tanris, Per
sia. June 30:
"It is announced from a perfectly
reliable source that in the vicinity of
Van (a fortified city of Turkish Ar
menia) on June 21 Kurds and Turkish
regulars attacked Armenian travelers
killing them as revolutionists.
"This is the beginning of a general
massacre in the- province of Van. The
people are in terror."
There la no official verification here
of the Chronicle's dispatch, but there
have been rumors of trouble in Ar
menia for some time. There is much
interest displayed in the outcome of
the so-called reforms promised by the
make up that time and with a clear
track it is reported a speed of 45
miles an hour was reached. Engineer
Sandford whistled for a crossing just
before striking the switch, but did not
notice the danger signal of the sema
phore, and the train sped into the open
Too late the engineer whistled for
brakes. There was an awful crash,
the engine plowed into a train of
empty box cars 3' yards from ttu
switch, knocking four to one side of
the track, and turned a complete cir
cle. snapping the tender off 100 yards
down the track. The baggage car and
smoker and the next coach were
thrown across the track at right an
glos to the engine. The others crash
ed itno them end first. Fire, ignited
by the locomotive Are box. in three
minutes had gone through the train.
Engineer George Sandford and Fire
man Samuel Smi'h were caught under
the engine. Their bodies have not
Two Krnr (nra Saved.
The conductor, being on a rear car.
escaped injury. The last car was a
special from Three Rivers. Wis., and
with the preceding one was uncoupled
Within a few minutes after the
wreck Mayor W. J. King. Chief of Po
lice Goodwin, and 100 citizens engag
ed in the rescue work. The dead were
taken from the cars and laid on the
grass. The townspeople were prompt
in offering vehicles and a procession
of carriages to the St. Francis hospi
tal a mile away lasted for over an
Several died on the way. The hos
pital was not large enough to accom
modate the injured and they were
laid on the grass outside or taken to
hotels. To add to the confusion the
electric lights at the hospital went
out and the surgeons were compelled
to work by smoky lamps. Two Roman
Catholic priests gave consolation to
Killed With Baseball Bat.
Sioux City. Ia . July 4. H. C. Ed-
tigating and said there would probably munds and Will 9 . William, of Meek-
be arrests. j lin. S IV. quarreled over money, and
When the train reached Honey j Edmunds killed Williams with a base
Bend. 2o miles north of Litchfield, it hall bat. Edmunds is held for mur
wss M minutes late. In an effort tojder and claims self defense.
Oyster Bay, L. L, July 4. Between
BOO and 1,000 of the president's neigh
bors and friends gathered about Oys
ter Bay railroad station Saturday af
ternoon to welcome him U his sum
mer home on Sagamore Hill. There
was nt handshaking, no words of weJ
come and no cheering, or demonstra
fion of any sort, except the popping
of a few giant firecrackers and the
endeavor of the village band to play
Hail to the Chief."
A space had been roped off under
the station shed and in this opening
was a group of 20 or more of the
president's relatives, who were the
first and only persons he shook hands
with or spoke to as he alighted from
the train. On the opposite side of the
station were Mrs. Roosevelt and the
President llurri.--. Inny.
The president, preceded by Secre
tary Loeb. rushed through the narrow
space and sprang into the carriage
with Mrs. Roosevelt and was driven
away, followed by several carriages
conveying other members of the fam
ily and his closest friends.
This describes what took place at
me raiiroau station. un his way
through the village and along the road
to Sagamore Hill there were a few
demonstrations of cordial welcome. In
many places flags were unfurled from
windows and housetops, groups of cit
izens cheered him as he passed, and
just outside the village 800 school
children lined up alongside the road,
waved flags and cheered.
The chilly reception at the railroad
Station was precisely what had been
expected. President Roosevelt had
been informed of the jealousies and
bickerings among the townspeople
that hat! resulted in the upsetting of
all plans for an appropriate reception,
and made the best of it.
When the president appeared the
band started to play "Hail to the
Chief." but just at that instant a crowd
of energetic and curious women surg
ed forward, sweeping the members of
the band off on to the track. The mu
sicians all began to play, but while
the "E" flat cornet and one of the
altos led off all right with "Hail to
the Chief." the trombone and one of
the bass horns started out with "Auld
Lang Syne" and the bass drum caught
the tempo of "A Hot Time In the Old
1'otkoI the Salute.
The arrangement for firing a salute
of 21 guns as the president's train
rolled in got tangled up just as badly
as did the musical program
Thomas J. Allison, president of the
Roosevelt Campaign club of Oyster
Bay. which was supposed to have
charge of the reception, announced
that he hail named a "cannon commit
tee, which failed to serve, and that
the 21 -gun salute would be fired in
A few minutes before the arrival of
the president's train, someone inquir
ed about the saluting gun. and it de
veloped that it was up in Allison's
barn, and the cannon committee had
not been near it. Then there was
mighty skirmishing for giant fire
crackers, and the requisite 21 were
procured. But only 17 of them went
off, so the salute was cut short.
BY THE CONVENTION
RUSSIANS CLAIM ADVANTAGE
Humor rronoxU Ion llait Been Made for
the Surrender of Port
Liao Yang. July 4. Seeing the impos
sibility of bringing about a decisive
battle in consequence of the retirement
of the Japanese and the heavy rains,
Kuropatkin is retiring to HaiCheng.
The Japanese have retired to a sandv
Illinois Democratic Con- I:ft of the country to await better
weather. The two armies are now
HERZL IS NO MORE
Leader of the Movement to Establish
a Jewish Republic, has Passed
test Goes to a Subcommittee.
bivouacked on the other side of Dalin
Probably Only n Humor
Tokio, July 4. It is reported Russia
St. Louis, July 4. it is said at Par- ' ,U,U"B" r raiu t "ntre1 l sur-
ker headquarters today that Gorman ren',er Ar,hur to JaPri" together
iin us snips ami arms mere provni
ing the garrison is freed. Confirnut-
delegation and which will reach here t ion of the report is impossible. It is
today in which the senator will say I generally regarded as untrue
he declines to be a candidate for pres
Parker people are now claiming the
nomination for their man on the first
ballot notwithstanding the arrival of
the Tammany contingent who claim
Parker could not carry New York
state, and count upon the aid of Gor
man in accomplishing Parker's nomi
The national committee this morn
ing took up the contests for tempor
ary seats in the convention.
IllinolM Context to Sub-Committee.
As soon as the Illinois fight was tak-
Favornhle to Itunaia.
Liao Yang, July 4. Recent succes
ses of the Russians at Dalin and in
Maj. Gen. Mistchenko's engagement
with the Japanese have rendered a
much better feeling here. It is report
ed that in the fighting of June 20-27
the Japanese lost 8,000 men and their
losses in operations against Mistchen
ko's were 1,500.
A striking feature of the last engage
ment at Dalin as well as in the light
with the Mistehenko force, the apan
ese tried a bayonet charge, to which
they had not previously been partial.
Their lines went to the charge with
IA. m .,.... 1.. 1. ..1. .. : .1 , '., I
eii uy n as Breu uS uum nmca noud cries of "Alvar! Alvar!" but al-
ueuer way to seme me matter was io f - ,bpv . n1W(.,,
permit it to rest with a subcommittee . , flri
which should report to the national
Siivh Thi'i- r. Pmirlv t'...l
committee later. The subcommittee I ' "
will i. r.n,,w,.,i lorrolv ,,.n fav-1 ullt' 1,1 lnt' Japanese prisoners, cap-
orable to the Harrison-Hearst forces. tun'(J b' Mistehenko states that pro
visions oi me Japanese are running
out and the troops arc badly fed. For
two days prior to his capture, the pris
oner said, the Japanese had eaten
nothing, and this statement is confirm
ed by the Japanese. The Japanese
commissary is entirely supplied by Ja
pan and the course of department
without sea communication and effect
of the loss of many boats in the recent
storm is beginning to be severely
Will Conl in Krnncc.
Paris. July 4. The report that
France will permit the Russian Halt ic
Will He No Split.
St. Ixiuis. July 4. The democratic
national convention, which will begin
in St. Louis Wednesday, will not be
exactly a love feast, but the prelim
inaries indicate that the feeling which
resulted in a bolt eight years ago has
been overcome sufficiently to prevent
any split this year.
The convention will be called to or
der at noon Wednesday by James K
Jones of Arkansas, chairman of the
national committee. Former Senator
Jones will make his Ikw, and if in
clined to speech-making will follow
with his valedictorv. Eight years ago , . , . , .
, . .. .. far east is officially confirmed. The
Vienna; July 4. - Dr. Theodor HersL
founder of the Zionist movement and
president of the Zionist congress, is
Dr. Theodor Herzl. who had barelv
reached middle age. 14. has been var
iously described by writers who were
at once charmed by the rich radiance
of his personality and inspired by the
intensity of his belief in self. He
was an idealist to his finger tips, anil
yet he succeeded in convincing thous
anils of his coreligionists that his
dreams were practical and in enlisting
the sympathy and co-operation of thi
most exalted personages in the world.
To Herzel the prophecy of Isaiah was
no mere poetic wail to be read over
by a rabbi or intoned by a cantor at
the week end: "And he shall set up
an ensign for the nations and shall as
semble the outcasts of Israel, and
ather together the dispersed of Judah
from the four corners of the earth
This text was the impetus of his
Through Dr. Herzl's efforts the Jew
ish Colonial Trust, the most remark
able financial movement the world has
ever witnessed, raised $250,000 to fur
ther their plans. He believed that his
people weiv essential to the world.
and be said: "Our common history
has Buffered a long break, and only
in our own time has an understanding
and a union between the separated
sections of our people become possi
For many years prior to his death
Dr. Herzl has lived in Vienna, but he
was a native of Buda-Pesth.
Associated with Dr. Herzl was Dr.
Max Nordau, also a native of Buda
Pesth, who will succeed to the presi
dency of the Zionist congress.
Steamer Laden With Nor
Strikes a Rock.
BOUND FOR NEW YORK
CITIZENS MAY LYNCH
West Columbia, W. Va., Residents
Resolve on Vengeance After Two
Boys are Shot by Foreigners
he stepped to the fore when the old
party machine surrendered the reins
of power. There is to be another
change, and Chairman Jones will hand
over the scepter to another.
Mny be Conic Content
A four days' convention seems most
probable, with the chance for a pro
privilege is to be kept within the
strict limits of international law.
NEW CRUISER COLORADO
MAKES 22 KNOTS ON TRIAL
Philadelphia. Pa.. July I. The new
armored cruiser Colorado returned to
AN EMPIRE FOR S2.000.000:
BACxvS OUT OF THE DEAL
London. July 4 The Daily Express
this morning prints copies of cable
grams and other details showing that
Jacques Lebaudy, the young French
man who styles himself "emperor of
all the Saharas." a few months ago
entered into an agreement with the
sultain of Morocco through the foreign
minister. Mohammed El Torres, agree
ing to lend the sultan 2,000.000, at 7
per cent on the security of the sul
tan's note of hand only, provided the
sultan acknowledge Lebaudy as emper
or of Sahara. Further. Lebaudv orom-
ised to do everything in his power
to keep France out of Moroccan terri
tory. The sultan in turn agreed to
discontinue negotiations for a French
loan. When the sultan came to the
terms and when Lebsndy had aefnallv
become a Mohammedan, which the
sultan required. Lebaudy grew tired
and threw up the whole arrangement.
longation of the proceedings into the h's dock at Cramp's shipyard yester
following week if the ttghl on the pres- day after the successful builders' trial
idential nomination lasts more than in the deep water just out
two or three ballots. side of Delaware breakwater. All on
On (he opening day nothing will board were enthusiastic over the re
take place in the convention, aside I suit of the trial and the belief was
from the keynote speech of the tern- repeatedly expressed that the contract
porsry chairman and the appointment speed requirement of 22 knots an hour
of the regular committees. The great will be greatly exceeded on the official
interest on Wednsnday. which proba-1 trial. One of i he officials in charge of
bly will linger into the small hours I the operation of the ship declared his
of Thursday morning, wil be centered I conviction that she will be able to
in the contests to come up before the make very nearly 22 knots under nat-
committee on credentials and the nrai draugnt
work of the committee on resolutions
ARMY OFFICER SUICIDES:
COULD NOT 8T0P DRINKING
Honolulu. July 4. First Lieutenant
Gilford S. Garber. of the I'nited States
army committed suicide here yester
day, shooting himself in the mouth.
He had been out with some compan
ions and left the following note: "It's
no use: I cannot stop drin'.inc."
Garber left a check for $130 to the
The reports of these committees on
the second day of the convention will
open the floodgates of oratory, and
what a symiKjsium there is in store!
Bourke Cochran, the eloquent man
from the east: William Jennings Bry
an, the peerless leader of the last two
campaigns; Towne and Grady, of . New
York; David B. Hill, and a host of
others, will be primed with thoughts
to which they will give expression at
the moment that seems to them re
spectively the psychological one. Oth
er orators of lesser prominence will be
fretting for the opportunity to get in
their speeches. Not in years has
there been the prospect for so much
impromptu eloquence to stir the cotin-
0NE KILLED IN A WRECK
NEAR SEDALIa, MISSOURI
Sedalia. Mo.. July I. Engineer Rob-
G. Beasmore of Sedalia was killed
and three men were injured in a col
lision between two light Missouri Pa
cific engines near here.
The injured, all of whom Will recov
Hickman. T. A., engineer, St. Louis.
Risen, O. D.. conductor. Jefferuon
Young, C. F.. fireman, St. Louis
VICTIMS OF CELEBRATION
OF FOURTH IN ADVANCE
Chicasro Jnlv 4 Fourth nff Jntw :m.
try as is promised for this week in the I ,dents ' were , wRh fafa, uU
city of St. Louis
SpeeebeN it Prepared.
Days and even weeks before the re
in Chicago yesterday, pleasure trips
and fireworks resulting in death and
injury. The dead: Thomas Szscech,
publican national convention of 19o4 157 Fifty-third court, Cragin: drowned
was called to order in Chicago the big jn lake. John Tadija, It; years old. IOC,
speeches that were to be delivered West Division street; drowned in
were in type in all the newspaper of- lake
fiees of the country, having been sent
out in advance by the press associa- DUM0NT LEAVES AIRSHIP
tions. That was a cut-and-dried af
fair, notable in manv respects for the
excellence of the oratorv that was a St. Louis, July 4. M. Santos-Dumont
nart of it. It lacked however, the ex- has left for Paris, business with the
citing element of exoectancv that I eustoms OilrislB relstive to the expor-
characterizes the approaching event tation of the mutilated envelope of his
- ' I ai 1 3 l 1 1 J
ON EXHIBITION AT THE FAIR
Pomeroy, Ohio, July 4. Friction be
tween residents of West Columbia, W.
Va., and imported nonunion Italian
miners, culminating in the murder of
a boy and the shooting of another Sat
urday night, may result in lynching.
Against Tona Pitta, leader of the
Italians, who is in jail, is laid the mur
der, and at a mass meeting held reso
lutions were adopted favoring a lynch
ing party last night.
The meeting in itself nearly resulted
in a tragedy. While the meeting was
in session an Italian was discovered
in the crowd taking notes. He was
Chased down the river a mile and
mobbed and then thrown into the riv
er. He was rescind and taken to the
The village is being patrolled by
county officers with shotguns. The
authorities are preparing to resist an
expected attack on 2 Italians under
guard at West Columbia and on the
prisoners in jail at Point Pleasant.
The victims of the Italians are
Philip Russell, aged 1L who is dead,
and Howard Van Meter, who is wound
ed. They were shot on the street,
apparently wantonly, while Pitta and
a party of 25 Italians were drinking
and parading the streets.
Pitta and four companions are in
jail at Point Pleasant, W. Va . and
the rest of the 25 Italians are guarded
in a big barn at West Columbia.
SIXTH NOT ONLY REGIMENT
IN STATE TO LOSE COMPANY
Springfield. 111., July 4. Upon the
recommendation of Col. J. Hack Tan
ner, of the 1 tn infantrv. I. N. ;., com
pany K. of Mound City, has been
mustered out of the service of the
state. The company commander was
ordered to turn all property over to
CoL Tanner. The muste ring out of the
company is alleged to be the result of
bitter strife relative to the financial
proceeds of an entertainment given
some time ago. It is alleged that the
former captain tried to turn the money
over to the succeeding officers.
Founders on Isle of
Rockall, Isolated Peak
in Atlantic Reef.
St. Ornoway. Scotland, July 4.
One hundred one survivors of the
steamer Norge have been landed here.
They are in a woeful plight, nearly all
under the auspices of the party of the
In this case not a single speech has
been prepared in advance. It is known
who the great orators are to be. but
the things they are to say and the
manner in which they are to say them
ilenenrl lirwtll Ihi' fvicnnift rf fhn mn
order of a friend. First Lieutenant .
I.J. T- . . . m . , . - . , .
,,"r" 'ei. u 1 tie artillery, ana an Tllt. - ,ha ,
,.,r ms company iunus.j,;DC8 of tnejr SBHll(innme efforts
his accounts are straight. His home I.
is at Madison. Wis. 1 (Continued on Kichth Paze.)
balloon having delayed his departure.
He took only the envelope with him.
leaving the rest of the ship on exhi
bition at the Brazilian building.
English Lad the Winner.
St. Louis, July 4 English Iad, 7 to
39, owned by Fred Derby and the
purse of (12,345 in a gallop at the fair
jrround Saturday. Moharib
IS KILLED IN A COLLISION
jl Crosse, Wis., July 4. In a head
on collision between a switch engine
and a fast stock train on the Bur
lington road at Lytles, George Thep
son of Ia Crosse, engineer of the
switch engine, was killed. Both en
gines and several cars were wrecked.
Clayton Will Retire.
Mexico City, July 4. Ambassador
was sec- Clayton says he will retire from the
oud, three lengths behind Knglish Lad. i public at the conclusion of the present
and IS lengths ahead of EI wood. Eng
lish Lad clearly outclassed the field.
term and that ha has determined to ac
cept no public office in the future.
London, July 4. Over 700 Danish
and Norwegian emigrants bound for
New York are believed to have been
drowned in the north Atlantic Juno
2S. Out of nearly 800 souls on board
the Danish steamer Norge. which left
Copenhagen June 22. only 27 are
known to be alive and for the rest 1111
hope is held out.
When last seen the Norge was sink-
nig where sue struck on tne islet or
Rockall, whose Isolated peak raises
itself from a deadly Atlantic reef
some 20 miles on tne west coast or
Early on the morning of last Tues
day the Norge, which was out of her
course in heavy weather, ran tin the
Rockall reef, which in the distance
looks like a ship under full sail. The
Norge was quickly backed off, but the
heavy seas poured through a rent iu
I.IIVIioiiIm r npnlxtMl.
The emigrants, who were then
1 waiting breakfast below, ran on deck.
Phe hatchways were scarcely built for
these hundreds of souls and became
The Norge quickly began to go
town by the head. Eight boats were
lowered, and into these the women
ind Children wire hurriedly put. Six
of these boats smashed against, the
side of the Norge and their helpless
inmates were caught up by the heavy
Two boat loads got safely away
from the side of the sinking ship and
many of the emigrants who were left
on board, seizing life belts, threw
themselves into the sea and were
Capt. Qundel, so say the survivors,
stood on the bridge of I he doomed
vessel until it could be seen no more.
The Norge foundered suddenly and
some 600 terrified emigrants were
thrown into the water or drawn down
with the sinking ship. Those who
could swim tried to reach the boats,
but these were already too full and
their occupants beat off the drowning
wretches with oars.
Tm Other Baata MImIm.
The boats kept together for some
hours. Practically all of their occu
pants were passengers and were not
used to handling such craft. The boat
occupied by the survivors landed at
Grimsby w-as a lifeboat.
One account says that three boats
were successfully launched, the other
two holding about ten persons each.
The lifeboat made faster progress and
fell in with the Salvia. What became
of the other lxats is not yet known.
The rescue of those on the lifeboat
took place at 8 o'clock on the morn
ing of June 2!, the survivors consist
ing of 2 men. six women and a girl.
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 in the boats. They fought their
way to the big lifeboat and an officer
stowed in the six women and the girl
and then told the men to get in.
Heroic Offlrer llrimnn.
The officer 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 which
was not bo full. He failed and was
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
Peter Nelson, one of the survivors,
described as a young American, said:
"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
thm since. The Salvia picked us up
and we were well cared for on board
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