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Survivors' Stories Show It Is
One of the Sea's Greatest
\k 1 Tragedies.
Occupants of Lifeboat Saved by
Sylvia Describe Awful
London, July B.For the missing
46 persons of the Norge, small
hopes are entertained. Yesterday's
figures of the loss were oorrect so far
as known yet.
The horrors of the wreck itself
grow with each survivor's account.
Captain Gundel's statement, which
reads like an affidavit from the dead,
for he went down with his ship, main
tains that the Norge struck on a
sunken rock eighteen miles south of
The 102 survivors spent the night
at Stornoway, many of them in the
The majority of the twenty-six who
were landed at Grimsby have arrived
at Liverpool, from where they will
sail on the Cunard line steamer Sax
onla, which leaves tomorrow for Bos
Vessels are searching in the vicin
ity of Rockhall for any more sur
vivors. The chief hope lies in Cap
tain Gundel's statement that seven
boatloads got safely away.
No more tragic story of the sea
has ever been known here than that
of the sinking of the Norgerf
Sank With Vessel but Rose Rescued
After Two Hours' Swim.
Stornoway, Scotland, July 6.Cap-
tain Gundel of the Norge reported
yesterday to have gone down with his
ship, was saved and gives a concise
story of the disaster. He went down
with the vessel but rose to the surface
and, after swimming nearly two hours,
was picked up by a boat. His story
"All went well until about 2:45 a.m.
last Tuesday. When about eighteen
miles south of Rochall I felt the
steamer strike heavily forward on a
sunken rock.
"I was on the bridge with Chief
Officer Carpenter. Soundings were
iatwm andvit
five feet of water in the forward hold.
"Orders were given to commence
pumping and also to the passengers to
on life belts and be ready to get
the boats, which were ordered
to be put off.
"The crew worked nobly under the
leadership of the chief officer. Seven
boats got safely away, the life rafts
were cut adrift and the steamer went
down by the bow. The chief officer
told me she was sinking and I told
him to jump overboard, which he did.
I did not see him again.
"I went down with the steamer. My
right leg got jammed between two
stanchions and was very much in
jured. When I rose to the surface I
noticed a number of bodies floating.
"The Norge was afloat only about
twenty minutes after striking.
"I swam for about twenty minutes
and came across Second Engineer
Brunn, who is a good swimmer. We
kept company for about an hour and
a naif, when we noticed a boat some
distance off and we both made for it.
"I was hindered by my sore leg and
the engineer reached the boat first.
Both of us were taken aboard quite
"After reoovering a little I took
charge of the boat and the provisions
which consisted only of a box with
bread and two oasks of water. The
boat was steered for St. Kilda, 150
miles distant.
"On Saturday morning we saw a
large schooner-rigged steamer about
lour miles distant. We put up a
blanket on an oar, but the steamer
passed on without taking any notice of
"On Sunday morning a bark passed
some distance off, but with the same
"At about 12 o'clock Sunday land
was sighted, and the drooping spirits
of all revived. It proved to be St.
"Some time afterwards a steamer
was noticed coming from the west,
bearing down upon our boat. She
proved to be the Energie, and at 6
o'clock we were safe on board."
Tragedy Came While Passengers Slept
How the Boat Sank.
Grimsby, Eng., July 5.No tragedy
of the sea has had more appalling
coneequence.3 and none has occurred
in a shorter time than that of the
Norg last Tuesday. The passengers
were suddenly aroused from their
Bleep terrified by the contact of the
bows of the ship with the solid gran
ite, followed by a grinding, rasping
sound as if the hull was being dragged
over huge rocks, then silence. The
clanging bells brought the engines to
a stop. A stentorian voice gave the
terrifying order: "All hands on deck.
Hurry or you may sink."
Life Preservers Useless.
Immediately there was a rush for
the narrow companionways and men,
women and children pushed and
struggled arid made every other effort
to reach the deck, where the boats
swung from the davits. Many per
sons, regaining their presence of mind,
seized life preservers only to find in
some instances that the strings were
rotten and they could not be quickly
put around their bodies. Those who
reached the deck saw the nose of the
Norge pinned directly against the
Captain Gundel, who had immedi
ately gone to the bridge, gave the or
der to the engineer to reverse the en
gines. Slowly the ship backed off, and
as she gained way it was found that
water was pouring into her hold. This
announcement, called out in Scandi
navian, and presaging death, added to
Pthe supreme fright and agony.
With a sound of grinding, the bow
iof the Norge yawed as the stern
turned to deep water. The sea rushed
Continued on Sixth Page,
was reported there were
First-Day Registrations at Bone
steel for the Big Drawing
Number About 3,000.
General Land Office Men in Full
Charge of Proceedings at
Speoial to The Journal.
Bonesteel, S. D., July 6.About
two thousand persons came in on the
passenger train last evening to_ be
ready for the registration, which be
gan promptly at 9 a.m. today. At
2 p.m. yesterday the government of
ficial began distributing registration
blanks to the notaries.
About three thousand registered to
day. Everything is quiet and orderly
and best feeling prevails.
The government officials compelled
all notaries to sign an agreement not
to charge over 25 cents for drawing
registration papers, hence that will be
the maximum charge.
Mail is arriving by the wagon load
and the postofflce clerks are kept on
the jump.
A squad of 816 persons waited thru
the night in a driving rain to be pres
ent when the registration offices
Registration Officers Confronted by
Long Line ol Homeseekers.
Bpeolal to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D., July 5.The regis
tration for claims on the Rosebud
reservation opened this morning. Per
sons anxious to leave town lined up
at an early hour, but the orowd was
easily held in check by the police.
Morning trains poured 2,000 persons
into town. Perfect order prevails and
the crowd was easily housed and fed.
At the registration offices the crowd
was compelled to line up in double
file and a line was formed extending
far down the street. The clerk of
courts' offioe is swamped with appli
cations for papers, for it is necessary
to have first papers in order to file
and second papers to prove up. Nat
uralized citizens should bring their
papers with them.
The crowds at the registration offi
ces are^ composed almost entirely of
men, not over twenty-five women
standing in line. The landseekers are
noticeably well dressed and altho they
have been standing since 4 o'clock
this morning they seem good-natured.
Those who have time, are waiting
to register when the crush is not so
great. Most of those registering pre
fer to have the registration papers
made out by attorneys in established
offices in preference to notaries.
Department Men from Washington
Arrive at Chamberlain.
Speoial to The Journal.
Chamberlain, S. D., July 5.So far
the influx has been light, probably not
to exceed 500 actual, land seekers.
There are some gamblers in the party,
but they will be held in the back
Among the arrivals last night were
John Kinney and seven assistants from
the general land office at Washington
who will have exclusive charge of the
registration at this point.
Townsite boomers have made* appli
cations for six or seven townsites in
the land to be opened. The merits
of\the applications must be passed on
by the "Washington authorities and the
belief prevails in official circles here
that not to exceed two or three appli
cations will be granted.
Troops for Bonesteel.
Washington, July 5.Orders were
issued today by the war department
at the request of Land Commissioner
Richards that four troops of cavalry
from Fort Niobrara be ordered at
once to Bonesteel, S. D., to preserve
order during the opening of the Rose
bud Indian reservation.
Oyster Bay, L. I., July 5.President
Roosevelt today transacted the first
public business he has taken up since
his arrival here on Saturday. While
nothing of serious importance was
considered he and Secretary Loeb
spent two or three hours in disposing
of minor official matters and current
The only visitor of importance at
Sagamore Hill during the early part of
today was Senator Beveridge of In
diana. He is a guest of Joseph Sears
at the latter's country home not far
from Sagamore Hill. It was the first
time since the Chicago convention
that the president and Senator Bever
idge haVe met. Their interview was a
purely informal and friendly exchange
of views on political subjects and was
without special significance.
Hopkinsville, Ky., July 5.Mack
Hern of Peducah, aged 28, shot and
killed his father, James Hern, aged
60, a barkeeper. The dead man had
been divorced and married again and
the son took offense at remarks made
against his mother and the two ex
changed blows. Later young Hern
walked into the saloon and shot his
father. "I'd kill two fathers if they
talked about my mother," he said.
Munising, Mich., July 5.H. B. Free
man, prosecuting attorney of Alger coun
ty, was shot, probably fatally, at 7
o'clock last night by James Tyner, a man
whom Freeman prosecuted eight or ten
years ago. Tyner has been in an insane
asylum since then, and was undoubtedly
insane when he made the murderous at
'PW-i it--"!
yn A N K' DAY. 'L A RO 3 INGN.
Surprising Show of Strength in
Preliminary Caucus of Go
pher Delegates.
St. Louis, July B.Hearst's forces
made a surprising show of strength
in the Minnesota delegation at a pre
liminary oaucus this morning. They
mustered twelve of the twenty-two
delegates for a little conference in the
Tammany headquarters at the South
ern hotel, which adjourned to meet
again this afternoon. t,*,v
The Hearst leaders claijn these
twelve' are solid for their candidate,
and for the slate to be put up at their
delegation caucus tonight.. They have
worked on one or two doubtful dele
gates with the anti-Parker dodge.
They are pleading for an organization
of the state delegation, not for Hearst,
but against Parker.
Not more than nine of the dele
gates are to be counted for Parker,
but Frank A. Day, while dissatisfied
with Parker, declined to be drawn
into the Hearst forces under any pre
The men who went into the Hearst
caucus this morning were H. L. Buck,
W. W. Mays, J. W. Craven, Frank D.
Larrabee, J. R. Corrigan, C. E. Vasaly,
S. J. Mealy, D. H. Evans, T. O'Hara, C.
D'Autremont, R. W. Safford and C. A.
The Hearst leaders, will find it diffi
cult to line these twelve up solidly
against John Llnd for the resolutions
committee. That is what they are
trying to do. They claim that Llnd is
lined up with the "reorganizers," and
must be kept off the committee.
The Hearst candidate against Lind
has not been selected. T. T. Hudson
of Duluth is the Hearst candidate for
national committeeman, and R. T.
O'Connor of St. Paul is favored by the
Parker men. The caucus this morn
ing was held in the billiardroom of
the Southern hotel, H. L. Buck of
Winona presiding. According to
agreement, it was adjourned without
any action till 9 o'clock this evening.
Bryan would prefer a pronounced
Hearst man or at least an anti-Parker
man on the committee from Minne
sota, but can hardly hold all Hearst
men in line against the state's biggest
Bryan is also anxious over repre
sentation on the credentials commit
tee and a compromise may be effected
which will put a Hearst man in that
place and leave Llnd on the resolu
tions committee.
Headquarters for the delegation
have been secured at the Planters, be
ginning tonight. The delegates are
scattered, several stopping at the
Planters, but most of the Hearst men
are out at the Hotel Fielding, near
the world's fair grounds.
.wuJi'im'LittaL -juiiulg
New York Sun -Speoial Service.
St. Louis, July 6.Every indication
this morning points to the following
table being a correct forecast of the
first ballot:
Totals 630
Rome, July 6.-The pope suffered
from a sudden attack of palpitation
of tho heart early this morning, due
to the heat and to worry over Vatican
The attack has now passed but has
left him very weak.
His entourage is much alarmed over
the attack.
"'y/' ''^#'^Vt'^Mi'ii^iitfiliif'lii i
Defective Page
States Parker. Hearst. Ites.
Alabama 22
Arkansas .....1 8
California Colorado 5
Connecticut 14
Delaware Florida 6
Georgia 26
Idaho Illinois Indiana 30
Kansas Kentucky
Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts
Minnesota Mississippi 20
Missouri Montana 6
Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire...- 6
New Jersey 24
New York 78
North Carolina.... 24
North bakota 8
Ohio Oregon 8
Pennsylvania 68
Rhode Island
South Carolina.... 18
South Dakota...'...
Tennessee 24
Texas 36
Utah 3
Vermont 8
Virginia 24
Washington 10
West Virginia 14
Wisconsin Wyoming
Dist. of Columbia.. 6
Alaska 9
Arizona Indian Territory...
New Mexico.,....,
Illinois Contests Are Decided
Against Newspaper Candi
date and Nebraska Ally.
St. Louis, July 5.The subcommit
tee of the national committee which
yesterday and last night heard the
evidence in the fourteen contests in the
state of Illinois today reported to the
national committee that it was the
unanimous opinion of the members of
the subcommittee that the Hopkins
delegates be allowed to retain their
...Tire report was concurred in and the
Hopkins people will hold their seats
unless ousted by the action of the
committee on credentials.
The decision of the subcommittee
was based on the ground that the state
convention was supreme, that fights* in
the district caucuses are not proper
matter for adjudication by the na
tional committee, and that it is not
the. business of the national commit
tee to go behind the record of the con
vention as submitted to them. This
shows that the Hopkins people are the
regularly accredited delegates.
This attitude of the national com
mittee sustains the contention of the
Hopkins people, who insisted yester
day in every contest that the national
committee did not have the right to
deqide contests in district caucuses.
The Harrison and Hearst men were
greatly disheartened by their defeat,
and announced their intention of car
rying the fight before the committee
on credentials, and if beaten there, to
the convention itself. The statement
did not alarm the Hopkins people, who
said the argument that won for them
before the national committee would
hold good before credentials commit
tee and convention.
The victory of the Hopkins faction
was also a defeat for W* J. Bryan, who
has made the fight almost a personal
matter. "The action of the committee
is far-reaching," he said, "and means
that the work of a few men is to
stand before the wishes of the major
ity of the delegates. I have hopes that
the credentials committee will see the
matter in a different light."
In New Jersey the contests were
abandoned in the fifth, sixth and
eighth districts and the fight main
tained In the first and second districts.
The committee decided to report in
favor of the regular delegates in both
cases, chiefly because the contestants
were not able to produce convincing
evidence in support of their claim
that between sixty and seventy of their
delegates were thrown out of the
state convention.
Williston, N. D., July 5.The Bruegger
Mercantile company's safe at Culbertson,
Mont., was robbed this morning of about
$200. No clue.
mmmmmmii'Miti minjrim
This Is More Than One-Third and
Would Block Parker's
Vice Presidential Talk Favors
TurnerBut Indiana Men
May Object.
From a Staff Correspondent.
St. Louis, July 5.The anti-Parker
forces are making a final rally today
and trying to organize for an offensive
movement. This is all that will save
them, for the tide is setting in so
strongly towards Parker this morning
as to suggest a flood.
At 11 o'clock there was a confer
ence at Tammany headquarters at the
Southern at 3 this afternoon there
will be another one.
The final attempt to organize
against Parker was begun yesterday.
Agents wfere sent to all the quarters
where there were uninstructed or
anti-Parker delegates, and as a result
there was a meeting at the Southern
at midnight of ten men, who were
authorized to speak for all the Parker
opposition. This committee of ten
was busy until daylight, and it is still
at work.
It has secured unwritten pledges
from 871 delegates, or more than a
third of the convention. At least that
is the claim its leaders make, and all
that now remains is to make the
pledge binding in some form of writ
ten statement which the committee
of ten has prepared. This statement
was written in the Murphy headquar
ters by Charles A. Towne, after a con
ference between Murphy and Towne
and representatives of Bryan and
Hearst. It simply pledges the 871
delegates to oppose the nomination
of Parker, but leaves them free after
Parker's defeat to do as they please.
Scheme Xot Sore.
The scheme looks very well on
paperl Whether it can be carried out
or not Is problematical. It begins to
look as if it is too late to stop ^the
Parker boom.
The anti-Parker people are -furiously
angry at Gorman, who, they say, has
deserted them at the eleventh hour.
They accuse him of timidity, of being
a trimmer, and of being controlled.by
his desire to be on the winning side.
The measure of thes,e characteristic
traits is the measure by which he" falls
short of being a great man. So say
the anti-Parker people.
With Gorman here, leading the anti
Parker campaign, success would be
highly probable, these people say.
Gorman, however, apparently thinks
The 371 delegates which the antl
Parkerites are trying to pledge
against Parker's nomination embrace
a considerable number of Parker men:
These will be controlled under the
unit rule in states where Parker has
not a clear majority.
Talk of Vice Presidency.
With the presidential situation be
ginning to show signs of clearing up,
there is some awakening of interest in
the vice presidential nomination. For
mer Senator Turner of Washington is
one of the favorites. He is talked of
more than anybody else and if ques
tions of policy do not interfere too
much, he may be the choice of the
conver+lon. He is not objected to by
Tammany and the east the south
thinks well of him, and the Pacific
slope and mountain states would sup
port him enthusiastically. Besides all
this, his nomination would be an im
portant concession to the silver repub
lican and free silver sentiment of the
far west, and thus a move of consid
erable strategic importance.
But the situation in Indiana may
frustrate the Turner plans. Indiana
is a doubtful state. Its vote may be
necessary to democratic success. The
state was feeling pretty well under a
tacit agreement that Tom Taggart
should be 'made chairman of the dem
ocratic national committee. It now
begins to look as if the chairmanship
would go elsewhere and if it does,
something must be done to keep In
diana in line.
At this point the vice presidency
steps in, and the point is made that
if Taggart is not made national chair
man, Indiana should have second
place on the ticket. The delegation
from that staet has no candidate, but
will bring forward John W. Kern,
lately candidate for governor, if re
quested to do so.
Meanwhile, however, the Washing
ton and the Paoifio coast delegations
are working with a will for Turner
and think they see victory ahead. The
Washington delegation caucused for
an hour on the vice presidency, named
several steering committees and
mapped out a plan of campaign. They
have the support to start.with of the
Pacific slope and all the mountain
W. W. Jermane.
New York, July 5.George W.
Beavers, former superintendent of the
bureau of salaries and allowances of
the postofflce department, will be tak
en to Washington for trial under in
dictments found there by the federal
grand jury for the alleged aceptance
of compensation for securing a gov
ernment contract for book typewrit
ers. This was decided in Brooklyn
today by United States Judge
Thomas, who held that the reasons
given for the removal of Beavers were
valid. A new bond of $10,000 was re
quired, pending the furnishing of
which Beavers was remanded to the
custody of the United States marshal.
Leaders Decide to Withdraw Op*
position and Only One Bal
lot Seems Probable. W
Portland, Ore., July 5.At the annual
meeting yests^^r of the stockholders of
the Lewis ana rn_,rke exposition, Presi
dent Harvey ~w Scott tendered his
resignation, wnieh fpas accepted. The rea
son assigned by Mr. Scott is failing
health. His swsoesaor has not yet been se- I _ j__, _eiiow delegates thus inter*
1 lect4
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Gorman Vote Likely to Go to
Parker as Result of Penn- 'M-
sylvania's Action. -Jpl
By the Aasooiated Progs, I'
St. Louis, July 6.At a meeting oJ
the Tammany leaders this morning'it
was practically decided that all oppb*
sition to Judge Parker would be with
drawn. This decision will be given but
definitely later in the day, but is i*ei
ceived now on the best of authority.
As the day wore on it seemed mors
likely that the Parker preponderance
would not cause any change in th*
complimentary votes of the* states in
structed for favorite sons on the fli-sl
ballot. While the. Parker colurnj
would undoubtedly embrace the em..
tire south and nearly all the unin*
structed states, the delegates from
Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Delaware,
California and Missouri would forJ
mally present and record their vote* :$
for Olney, Wall, Gray, Hearst and "s4
Cockrell, respectively.
New Jersey is not counted upon t
vote for Parker on the first ballot^ '$&
and while the decision of that delega* I
tion will not be reached until tomor
row, the present indications are thai
it will join Delaware in support pi
Judge Gray. ^K
Wall Candidacy. ^J|
The Massachusetts delegation ha*
taken the additional step of sending
out missionaries in behalf of Olney,
but beyond a declaration that its dele* _'
gation will hold steadfastly to Will,'
Wisconsin is making no formal at
tempt to bring any other states to hia
support at this stage.
The California delegation main*
tains its attitude that it will not wave*
in its support of Hearst, and confi
dently believes that when the. name
of their candidate is formally sub
mitted by Mr. Delmas, his eloquent
presentation will serve not only to
holti all hia instructed followers, but
will serve to^nake it clear that, with
out their aid, the New York candidate
cannot secure the necessary two
thirds vote*^^
In the meantime the Parker ad
herents are calmly cphfldent that no
possible Combination can now defeat
him, and while offering no opposition
to the casting of complimentary votes,
contend that the avalanche will fol
low that action, and that the. second
ballot will end the fight. The col
lapse of. the Tammany opposition is
also a matter of expressed satisfaction
by those who have .been leading the
fight for Parker ins the New York
It is practically conceded that the
Gorman vote, as a result of Pennsyl
vania's action, will be cast on the
first ballot for Parker. If this Is fol
lowed by like action on the part of
any other of the reopgnized candi
dates, the result may be as some of
the leaders assert, an assured nomin
ation before the convention assembles
"Senator Gorman has never bjsen
formally in it," was a reply Senator
Henry G. Davis of West Virginia made
to a question as to whether Senatpr
Gorman was out of the presidential
At the same time it is understood
that the delegation from West Vir
ginia, Maryland and Districtof Colum
bia, which formed the nucleus of th
Gorman strength, have decided to yot
for Parker. ~iyf&.$
Ohio Dissatisfied. //"/!f
It is also said that Ohioans are dis
satisfied with the favorite son idea and
will meet at 2 o'clock today with a
view of abandoning Harmon and voic
ing for. Parker.
"The situation is unchanged," said
Mr. Bryan when approached early to
day for an expression concerning the
effect of the action of the Pennsyl
vania delegation In joining with the
Parker forces. "That," he added, "is
all that I can say except to add that.
the opposition to Mr. Parker stlU
At an informal conference of the
Delaware delegation early today it
was decided that the delegation should
adhere to Judge Gray. The confer
ence was in no way formal and none
of the delegates was willing to make
a statement that the decision reached
was binding or final, but it was said
that as yet the delegation saw no rea
son to abandon their favorite -son.
The Virginia delegation, which ar
rived today, saw in an evening paper
yesterday that they were for Senator
Gorman for president. They all signed
this declaration, written by Senator
"The chairman is hereby instructed
to cast the vote of the delegation for
Alton B. Parker as long as his name is
before the convention."
Inquiry among the North Carolina
delegation show3 that Parker senti
ment predominates, and as the dele
gation is subject to the unit rule, the
Parker men say It is assured that
when the delegation meets tonight it
will be decided that the entire vote
of the delegation shall be given to the
New Yorker.
Bryan Would Make Terms.
At the meeting, of the Nebraska
delegation today, W. J. Bryan was
appointed to represent the state on
the committee on resolutions, and
there was some discussion on the
position the state shall assume on the
platform. Mr. Bryan's contention
will be for the reaffirmation of the
Kansas City platform, but the dele*
gation recobnizes the improbability of
securing such a stand. The disous*
sion was, therefore, devoted largely
to the consideration of what to do lot
that event. No conclusion was
reached, but the tendency to accept
the situation if fairly liberal declara
tions can be secured, as it is believed
there can be. ,In that even Mr. Bryan
will probably not make a platform
fight on the convention floor.. He has
not formally declared his position*
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