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ri " 5 J-&&-, WS&ffTKV'Sri -rf . W3x .Vr.M 1r. Vr , n r. v n p. nr nnirai-vv jjj-?v wmBsmtvs? "fspsHBaWMWTFi smnmsmmii'mmBrnsmsmiBw i MTM-FAnjm. m-iM 9s fUB-ji m wm.- t aiAraii'siKT :-ii . luif - " ' -. u ' x: -. - -M-W") , J , ' & " h U P, ,, MONROE RAMMED SINKS LIKE SHOT CONTINUED FROM TAGS ONE. on her side, throwing up the uninjured side, but submersing cabins and saloons. A. chorus of shrieks and groans rent the air. Dozens of the passengers were hurled Into the water, where later, some of them v,-ere picked up and carried to .safety. But the unfortunates left on the sinking boat, crawling like rats, made their way to the superstructure through port 'holes, windows, companion ways,' until they rested, Just out of reach of the on-creep-mg waters, en the upper side of the half capsized vessel. And then this slippery security was snatched from them. "With a rumbling sound. Indicating bursting boilers below, the essel quivered and shook, and then plunged beneath the waves, leaving her human freight afloat on the icy bosom 3f the sea. Paaaencora All Asleep. "When the crash came practically all the passengers oif"the Monroe were atleep. The force of the Impact threw them out of their berths. Frightened by the shock they rushed to the deck In their night clothes only to And that their ship was filling and sinking rapidly. Many of the passengers and crew In stantly threw themselves into the sea seeing that there would not be time to lower the lifeboats, and most of these were saved. But there were many passengers and seamen who went down with the ship before ever reaching the oecic. uapt. Johnson and all of the officers of the ship except J. E. Gately, were savea. The omcers were picked up out of the sea by imall boats from the Nantucket All the passengers who were saved were rescued In that manner. Wireless calls for aid went out from the Monroe immediately after the crash and were caught as far away as Boston, but there were no other ships close .enough to reach the scene In time to rentier aid. But noble work was dene by Capt. Berry and his crew of the Nantucket. Thouaji the Nantucket was badly damaged her lifeboats were manned quickly and put overboard, and the work of rescue began. Searchlights Aid Little. Searchlights of the Nantucket were Played on the waters, but they were of little avail In aiding the rescuers because of the heavy fog that hung over the sea. Though lost In the mist almost imme diately after their boats left the side of the ship the sailors of the Nantucket went about their work undaunted and one by one they picked up passengers and sailors and officers until at last no more persons were to be found and no further answers came to the cries of the rescuers. When it was certain that all that- re mained alive had been sated, the Nan tucket's crew proceeded to make tem porary repairs to the bow of their boat iy means of sheets of canvas, and later Toe steamer, her flag at half mast, started an her journey to Hampton Roads. She was met later by the Old Dominion liner Hamilton, which had answered wireless "alls for aid and also by the revenue utter Onandaga and the wrecking tug Merrltt. but no .assistance was needed. Had Chance for I. lira. Tlie lost had not a chance for their ies. In the heaij fog that lay like a Olankel oer the sea the Monroe was oicking her a northward. She had left Norfolk at . 10 o'clock last night and U the time of the crash there were on leek unit those whose dut kept them U their station The passengers were asleep hi tlieir staterooms, except for inose Kepi awake u the siren. Bound Tor Norfolk from Boston the Nantucket presented a similar condition On her aecks mere were only those whose duty kept them on natch On her bridge was Tapt. Berry, on the bridge of the Monroe was Capt. Johnson Thus with the dense fog shafting them in the two steamers had drawn together during the night until the crash The shock of the col lision gaitanized into instant acti (ti me iu piiiis ineir sleeping passengers and crews rushed to the deck, groping their wa through the wall of fog that brought panic and despair to men and women. The Monroe was sinking like a IhoL Ten minutes from the crash the Monroe had disappeared beneath the waes. There had not been time to launch more than one lifeboat, not time enough een to bring a semblance of order, although the captain and his offi cers had kept cool heads and had started their well-ordered routine for lowering the boats. On board the Nantucket no time was lost ln the work of rescue. The Mer chants and Miners' boat staggered like a living thing from the gaping hole In her bow. I ncertaln as to the fate of his own snip. Capt Berry ordered out his life. SEA'S T0ILDTTW8 YIA1S. Sevea disasters at aea wttaU iwreatr-TC aaaatha aave cast &073 lives, Tae list fellows I Rasa, aaak laf Black Sea la 1813, 173. Tltaale, suak la Atlantic la Klokeaaara, aaak Jaaaa coast la 1815, 1.M0. CalratlM, aaak la Sea af Mar mora la 1813. 300. Volfuraoi baraed la 'Allaatla la Mia. 1M. Oklaaaau, aaak on Saaa Hook la 1014, XT. Moaree, aaak of Xorfolk e terdar, 43. swirling, mist that shut them from the view of their ship. At soon as they had touched the water these little craft beran a task that seemed almost hopeless." that of picking clpllno among the wrecked shlp'a crew. INQUIRY INTO BBAmi ORDERED BY OFFICIALS iJj . Sweeping Iavettiiatioa Ii Begun at " IntUnce of Department of Commerce. j 2 THREE PHASES ARE TAKEN UP -. WkaMM Th Department of Commerce yester day beRKn a aweeplng Investigation Into the cue of the collision oeiwrcn ne Nantueket and the Monroe. There are threo distinct angles to the Investigation: rtrat-AVhsther the masters of both vessels used every possible precaution to nrewnt thai traced. Including a low- speed headway and continual use of fog horns. Second Whether the terrible death rate among.the passengers on board thi Mon roe was dua In any way to a lack of dis- up, generally one at a time, the Monroe's I Third Washer the two veasels were In neocle. . their proper positions prior to the colli- . slon. I THE, SURVIVORS, 91; THE VICTIMS, 43 Norfolk, Va., Jan. JO. List of passen gers saved: BROWN. A. O . New Tert BUOWIU. 1IAOKV. New Tort DAVIS, yarti C, BmaUya. N X. DAVIS C. M- NfW York. FUtNNMiAN. RALPH. rhlUdtlpfcit. HAUBUROER. ADOLI'n. Ner lort. HARRINGTON. T IU Bndirrcrt. Coolu, LYONS. B P. N Yort. McNAIB, A. F.. Bnffslo. N. T. .MONTGOMERY. J. M . Utcarls Tbeatneal Can panr. JIAItLO. GEORGE M . Maaria Theatrical Cbm panr. MOORE. JOSETH Maeana Ttealrical Ccaaranr. MANN. JOSEPH R.. llicmria Tbeatneal Com- pany. McCOMBS. MISS SAIXIE. Maearia Tbeatrlca Comraar NaLAX. C. New York. XEIVBV. R J U. S. S O'tXJNNELI.. JAUES. aahlsrton. I. C. rOOLE. C W.. firajr. Va R.IWLINGS. CHARLES. LawrranrUlr. Va. RAW LINGS. MRS. CHARLES. LawrraceTlUe. Va RAY. MRS. J. F. New York. SOCLE. MISS LLONA. Mararia Theatrical Oora raar. SNTDER. W.. New Tort THACKARY, MISS HILDA. Marana Thealiieal Oomraar TILLETT. A. H, Macaria Theatrical Comimnj. VERNON. It B. Macaria Theatrical Coromnj. VANWINKLE. R. 8.. Nutler. N J WOODS. MRS. T. J.. Xo-folt a. WILLIAMSON-. GEORGE E.. New Yort WILLUMSOV. JOHN. New Y-ort. WILLIAMSON. GEORGC. New Tork WILKINSON. HOWARD. Norfolk. Va. STEERAGE. FALKEN. JOHN. HMITH. C. SOOTT. U'LISF. V McCOV. ADA. New Yort UlT OF PASSENGERS UST FROM MONROE. BOLTON. MRS W L. Newark. N. J. CTRDTZ. IJELX t B . V. S A. EDWARD J.. U. S N. GIB"0-. Mr. II., New Tork HASKELL. J . Court Undt N Y. HARRINGTON. MRS T R.. Bndserort. Conn. INGRAM. W. H.. burntrr, S r JELLEFF. MR., Marana Tbratnoa! Coraranr. LODIR. MR, Marana Theatrical Onmranr OK Ml tTO. J.. JaranrM roOLK. Mrs. C W.. Grar. Va INFANT I-OOLE. rhiW. Gray. Va. J F RAT. New ork. WAGNER. O. fnile.1 Slate. Marine C1. STEERAGE. GILBERT. J . Italian. BOLEN. M . New York. ROPER. C. New Tork WILSON. I. New York. CRLW Lovr N NELSON", bnatawain. MR. GUII.Ef. quarterma'ter. MJIDEV. how lookout T JUMCHI.'derk watrljraan. U WARD. Mloon watrhman. FERDINAND J. KUEUNE.Hrat wirelrx opmitor BRAXTON HA8KINS. thin iulint cprlnerr. MRS. GOURNEY. white atewardoMi. I'ATSET WALLACE, colored rtewardoa. I WHITE. ktwI rook. JOE BR IDROLF third rook. V DAVIS, head waiter. J DELK. J MARTIN. A. rRDDET. P. TRO- 1 l.lir.-. ant W. A (i UtUEH, waiten. As soon as messages telling of the dis aster reached Washington officials of the steamboat Inspection service got Into telegraphic communication with Robert Tapley. Inspector of hulls, and Edward Brey, Inspector of boilers, at Norfolk. At 4 o'clock the Department of Commerce received word that the Investigation had begun. According to all Information now In the possession of the government officials here, the two ships were of splendid con structlon. They stated yesterday that the Impact of the Nantucket when she struck the Monroe must have been ter rific to tear a gash that would sink the ship In twenty minutes. Despite the re ports which hate been received from Norfolk describing the slow rate of speed at which the two ships were running. the officials are inclined to believe the Nantucket must have been exceeding the limit of cautious headway. The question of a possible panic on the part of her crew Is one to which De partment of Commerce officials are di recting their attention. One official said: "I don't like the looks of the death list. There ara too many passengers there. There are a number of women, too. Of course. It Is too early to begin to comment yet. but It will be a good thing If we know tha truth of this tragedy." Sheriff "Pnri act ,Jsaa Am9?rmfmtr, XakcatPlaw. . RaJelgh. N. C. Jaiv aa-Bnerl Sears has been catled to protect -with all bla deputies Tip Barnea, a negro, who is charged with robbing J. J. Holland, an aged farmer, and forcing him to plow naked In tha flelda. t The crowd caught two negroes and would have lynched them, hue far Hol land's assurance that the- had the Wrong men. Holland declare Ramea nem a revolver over him while he plowed. Barnes was brought here to- nignt. WNMyNSEAWOSTHY, CHMOE AFTER TMOEBY Superintendent of Old Dominion line Refute Allegation and Accuses Captain of Negligence. SHOULD HAVE STOOD CLOSE IN GRAND OFFICERS VISIT COLUMBIA CHAPTER "PUBLIC CONSCIENCE IS BECOMING KEENER" WABASH ORDERED SOLD FOR MORTGAGE Court Sets Minimum Price for Sale at $34.000.000 Big De posit Required. St Louis. Mo. Jan 30 Federal Judge boats, manned by men undaunted in the I K0 as a guarantee of good faith, Adams today ordered that the Wabash Railroad be sold under the foreclosure mortgage held b the Equitable Trust Company, or New York. The minimum price for which the road must be sold was fixed by Judge Adams at tlt.000,000. Chester H. Krum, of St. Louis, was appointed by the court as special master to execute the decree of sale, and ordered that no bid be accepted unless It was accompanied by a cash deposit of Jl.TOO,- SURVIVORS TELL STORY OF CRASH AT SEA; PAINT PICTURE OF TERROR, QUICK DEATH, AND SUPERB HEROISM OF OFFICERS AND MEN Norfolk. Va. Jan sn-A traeic picture land I left Capt. Johnxon standing on the di -uaaen terror, horror, and quick death deck of the ship. The boat went back and Is painted by the urviors of the liner Monroe, which went down In the dark ness off the Virginia capes, taking with her over two score human beings. Awakened from their sleep to face the call to their Maker, the passengers of the lost ship were in a frenzy of terror. Clad onlv in their night clothes, with perhaps some warm garment thrown over their shoulders as a protection from the wintry blasts that swept the decks, many, after a glance for the cause of the accident, plunged Into the Icy waters of the Atlantic Some of these were saved by boats hurriedly launched from the Nantucket. Others in time will be nashed up on the Virginia beaches, and some never again will be seen Those who are able to tell their story unite In praise of the officers of both ships The men of the Nantucket who took their own lives In their hands and cruised about In the dense fog scouttng-i for survivor come In for their meed of praise. But let the survivors tell their swn stories Prnlaes chip's Officer. A. P I-vons, a newspaperman of Rich mond, said there was no panic on board the Monroe, and Capt. Johnson nd the officers and crew of the liner acted the parts of heroes. He said "There was much contusion, but noth ing approaching a panic. The conduct af the officers and crew was admirable. It was about 1:30 o'clock and very foggy wnen tne crasn came. I had undressed, but had not gone to bed. The fog horn was blowing eery minute. Suddenly It blew twice and repeated the double blast twice. Then almost like putting on the brakes the Monroe stopped, aad I knew there was something the matter. Rush ing up stairs on deck I saw somebody getting ready to put a life-boat over. I asked him If there was any danger: he replied that he did not know, but wanted to be ready. "Almost before the words left his mouth the Nantucket struck us near the bow on the port side. I ran down stairs and tried to dress, but the ship was list ing so that I could not stand up so I hurried up stairs. There were ery few passengers on deck and one boat was overboard. As it pushed away, Capt Johnson told me to jump In as there was he got In. The Monroe went down easilv ana was oeiow the water within twche minutes after the collision. "Women Went First, "There were not er)' many women on the ship, but they were allowed to get into the boats first with the children. There was no effort on the part of the men to crowd the women and children. While we were in the lifeboat we picked up a .man and a woman. He was holding ncr oy ine nair in nis teeth and was almost exhausted when we pulled hlra In. The woman was dead. W. a Clausen, of Milwaukee. Wis., who was reported among the missing, said he does not know how he was saved. "I remember running up on deck with others and saw the vessel going down. I was in the water twenty-five minutes. I was near dead from exposure. "Men and women were screaming and everybody was trying to save themselves. I saw one man grab a youth and hold his head out of water. I believe both these men were saed. I think th ,.,., of the Monroe behaved as well as men could under the circumstances." a If. Daids. of New York, who was in one of the last lifeboats to rearh ih aniucKei. said ne ma not expect to be saiea ana naa given up hope. Man Cat His Throat. "I do not remember being taken out oi me water. I nave a faint recollection of a sailor telling me to keep my mouth closed and wait. I was nearly frozen when I woke up on the Nantucket. I saw a negro on the 'deck of the Monroe cut his throat while the ship was going aown. Ralph Flancagan. of Brooklyn, N. T was In his berth when the crash rame. but was not asleep. He was thrown out oi nis ounu Dy tne impact and rushed on deck. "I saw men and women running In every direction. The ship appeared to be going down stern first, and I waa tripped by a big wave." he said. "The next thing 1 knew I was overboard. "I grabbed hold of a man and he ap peared to be lifeless. I turned him ever to one of the boats from the Nantucket. "I don't know whether any lifeboats were launched from the Monroe, but I believe one was gotten over. They did not have time to launch many boats. The Legislators and Educators at College Alumni Banquet Urge Still Higher Moral Standard. Senator Atlee Pomerene. of Ohio, and Representatives Wiliam Gordon and Rob ert Crosser, of Cleveland. Joined with Dr. Charles Franklin Thwing, president of the Western Reserve University, of Cleveland, in emphasizing the Importance of high Ideals and In showing the rapid rise In etandara of public Ideals In this country at tne annual reunion and ban quet of the Washington alumni of the university at the University Club last nignt. That Daniel Webster. Henry Clav. and other statesmen of their day had ac cepted deeds to corner lots for official services was contrasted with the state ment bv Senator Pomerene that this at this time would be punished by Imprison ment. Great as had been this advance In pub lic ideals, the need for a still higher standard was impressed upon his hear ers by the Ohio Senator. To this end he expressed the desire that every person might have the advantage of a college training. President Thwing appealed to the alumni to "keep your Ideals" point ed to the college training as an "ideal bath" Other speakers were Pror. H. M. Havdn. Dr. J. W. Kerr. William H. Baldwin, and Morris J Hole. Major Frederick C. Bryan, retiring president of the association, acted as toastraaster. Morris J. Hole was elected president for the ensuing ear. John H. Dynes, vice president, and Ray 8. Gehr, secretary. Those present were Frederick H. Ash ley. F. L. Baldwin. William H. Baldwin. Frederick C. Bryan. A. W. Davidson, John' H. Dynes. George H. Gall. R. S. Gehr. Morris J. Hole. Dr. J. W. Kerr, Er nest McKelvy, Roscoe M. Packard. Dr. Li A. Sadler. Albert B. Bushnell. and Thomas I Mead. jr. Guests of the evening were Dr. Charles Franklin Thwing. Prof. H. M. Haydn. Senator Pomerene, Representative Gor don and Representative Crosser. WHITMAN SUFFERS ' SETBACK IN PROBE Contractor Fails to Identify Murphy's Friend as Alleged Bribe Collector in Canal Bid Cases. New Tork. Jan. SO. James C. Stewart, before the graft grand Jury, today failed to Identify James K. Gaffney, "Boss" Murphy's close friend, ai the "Mr. Gaff- ne" who tried to coax JlSO.ono from him on Stewart's pending S3,(i,cno of State canal bids In December. 1912. In a merciless three-hour grilling by District Attorney Whitman, the wealthy contractor worn by the strain, burst Into hvatencal tears. In a half frenzy he pro tested to the grand Jury that, while he "believed" the Gaffney caller to be James E. Gaffney, he was too much In doubt to make an unequivocal avowal. Prior to going before the grand Jury, Stewart, unexpectedly, was confronted by Gaffney In Whitman's Inner office In the Criminal Court's building. Neither knew, until called to the office, what was up. As the two men In Whitman's little drama met face to face, they gave not a sign of former acquaintance. K. OF C. WINS LIBEL SUIT OVER FALSE OATH Philadelphia, Jan. SO. After entering pleas of guilty to charges of libel and conspiracy to libel, brought against them by the Knights of Columbus. Charles Megonlgel and C. H. Stage, of this city, today were discharged under a suspended sentence by Judge Wilson, In Quarter Sessions Court, with the sanction of, tha attorneys for that or ganization. Last spring Megonlgel printed and dis tributed circulars containing what pur ported being an oath taken by the Knights of Columbus members. Today he admitted this publication was a cal umny and absolutely without founda tion. In his defense, Megonlgel de clared he had received the "oath" from an anti-Catholic publication In Aurora, Mo. He said he learned later that he had been deceived and hastened to Mr. Flaherty, the supreme knight of the or ganization, and apologized. James A. Flaherty, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, and Joseph P. Gaffney, counsel for the order, told Judge WITson that the Knights of Columbus felt that they had been vindicated by the picas entered by the defendants and expressed themselves as satisfied if the court would release the defendants under a suspension of sentence. Stage did not contest the charges and Given Rousing Reception by '600 "Royal Arch Masoni and .Friends. Adolphus Gude, grand high priest of the District, headed th riu - their annual visitation to Columbia Chap ter of Royal Arch Masons. In New Ma sonic Temple last night. More than 600 members and thelr.guests turned out In nonor or tne visiting officers and gave them a rousing reception. An elaborate Droeram si-run red for their entertainment Included orchestra tions, address by Mr. Oude. tenor solo by Charles E. Myers, comic songs by ueorge H. O'Connor, recitation by Rev. Earle Wllfley. and "stereoptlcon views. Following this there was dancing, and a buffet luncheon was served. The officers receiving were Charles Cyrus Coombs, high priest: Charles C. Galloway, king: James A. West, scribe: Harry L Strang, Jr., secretary: Richard' B. Nixon, treasurer; George O. Selbold, captain of the host; William 8. Mac donald, principal sojourner: Frank H. Pierce, royal arch captain: Rufus W. Pearson, master third veil: George I 8herman, master second veil: George W. Kennedy, master first veil: Castleman P. Boss, custodian, and J. William Lucas, sentinel. I-afajette, Ind., lid on saloons. has clapped Sunday New York, Jan. 30. Dispatches add a further touch of horror to the sea tragedy off Chesapeake Bay In the re port at Norfolk that the Monroe was top-heavy and In an unseaworthy con dition, whereby her rapid sinking after the collision was accelerated. Ten Jrmlnutes after she was struck the Mon roe sunk beneath the waves. Capt. James Leyland, superintendent of the Old Dominion line, later charged that the captain of the Nantucket was guilty of gross negligence when he drew his ship out of the gaping wound he had made In the aide of the Mon roe, thus permitting the sea to rush in and engulf her. "Immediately following the crash, said Capt Leyland, "the Nantucket began to back away from the Monroe, thus ex posing a huge gap In her starboard side. Good seamanship should have prompted those In command of the Nantucket to keep her close to the Monroe. "The Monroe practically was standing still when the collision occurred. The whistle of the Nantucket had been heard and answered by one blast, which meant that the Monroe would pass on the port side. Then the crash came. "The Monroe was not a top-heavy vessel. Had she been, she would have turned over when the Nantucket struck her. Instead, she sank only when filled with the rush of water through her side. I refute any Insinuation that the Monroe needed watching because of being top heavy, hy this statement." A Japanese company has planted 100. 000.000 pearl oysters In a bay In that country, and bHIeves It will harvest mil lions of pesrls through a recently Invent ed process for Impregnating the molluiks. THE NEW BOYS' SHOP Secoatl Floor of the Greater Palais Royal. aaataaa fVP ataaaal W Jk aaaH Furnishings Perhaps you arq not told often enough of 'the New Shop's boys' furnishings. Nothing too cheap nothing too extravagantly dear is ever here. TNie Clearing 'Sale now taking place is creating bar gains of all best furnishings. Merely hints below. Hats Reduced One-Third Deducied The price Is marked on e deduct one-third from that e Look for and find styles for of all ages. Blouses and Shirts Were 50c. 39r White and colors, with without collars. All sizes I styles. Raincoats Were $4,00. $2.95 Raincoats, abaolnfelv n proof, for bojs of I to II 1 of age. THE PALAIS ROYAL, A. LISNER G STRET The convicts on the prison farm at Jackson. Mich., raised 1.500 bushels of onions. 2.S00 bushels of parsnips and I.CO) bushels of carrots on a total of six acres this ear. These figures are from the Jackson Citizen, and we have not veri fied them. Exactly. "Mrs. Muchwedd has certainl; very diversified life." "You mean dlvorce-iflcd." British South Africa has S.M railway In operation. w PRICE (i a r iajkatalll The Man's .Department Store 1 J The Biggest Bulletin of the Year on MEN'S WEAR Here's a flat schedule of ONE-HALF the regular price on every suit in the house plain blues and blacks only excepted that is welding hundreds of new Triends solid to the B-K Store. Even the regular B-K price markings are calculated to save you $5 on an average so when these markings are just halved, it doesn't take, a math professor to figure out what an immense value you are getting. And we mean it when we say these are precisely the suits we have been sell ing at this store for twice these prices our very best winter stocks are falling under the blue pencil. Wise buyers throng our store daily, coming with eager expectation leaving with complete satisfaction. It s YOUR turn now to snap up the big -lothes-buying opportunity of the season. For your own sake, COME IN EARLY. Men's and Young Men's Suits lit: Si SI WERE $12.50 Suits $15.00 $17.50 $20.00 $22.50 $25.00 $27.50 $30.00 $35.00 a (( (( u C( it it it NOW $6.25 $7.50 $8.75 $10.00 $11.25 $12.50 $13.75 $15.00 $17.50 it IN I Every. Overcoat in the House Is Offered at Vs Off Usual Price Special Delivery All purchases deliv ered promptly and isfely In our newly Installed auto deliv ery wagon. Ths by word of B-K service .-Courtesy. Neatness. BPEED. IBffiBER-KAUFMAN CO. The Man's Dept Store "Down by the Navy Yard" 901-909 Eighth Street S.E. i r ( for one. I had to Jump to make It, shin went down in ten minutes.' entered a plea of nti ? f 5"-5. . VJNUfi l?.-i..,tS - .t- js. i. AV. -. -j &?t &-J ,j&tf.t. . JV SJ ,.