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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
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
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
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
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
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
Sweeping Iavettiiatioa Ii Begun at
" IntUnce of Department of
THREE PHASES ARE TAKEN UP
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
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
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
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
MOORE. JOSETH Maeana Ttealrical Ccaaranr.
MANN. JOSEPH R.. llicmria Tbeatneal Com-
McCOMBS. MISS SAIXIE. Maearia Tbeatrlca
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
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.
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.
GILBERT. J . Italian.
BOLEN. M . New York.
ROPER. C. New Tork
WILSON. I. New York.
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
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
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-
CHMOE AFTER TMOEBY
Superintendent of Old Dominion line
Refute Allegation and Accuses
Captain of Negligence.
SHOULD HAVE STOOD CLOSE IN
GRAND OFFICERS VISIT
IS BECOMING KEENER"
SOLD FOR MORTGAGE
Court Sets Minimum Price for Sale
at $34.000.000 Big De
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
W Jk aaaH
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.
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
Were $4,00. $2.95
Raincoats, abaolnfelv n
proof, for bojs of I to II 1
THE PALAIS ROYAL,
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
"Mrs. Muchwedd has certainl;
very diversified life."
"You mean dlvorce-iflcd."
British South Africa has S.M
railway In operation.
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The Man's .Department
The Biggest Bulletin
of the Year on
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
Every. Overcoat in the House
Is Offered at Vs Off Usual Price
All purchases deliv
ered promptly and
isfely In our newly
Installed auto deliv
ery wagon. Ths by
word of B-K service
The Man's Dept Store "Down by the Navy Yard"
901-909 Eighth Street S.E.
for one. I had to Jump to make It, shin went down in ten minutes.'
entered a plea of nti
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