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is tho only newspaper In Newport News that receives the full Asso? ciated Press report. VOL. XII. NO. 44 ELEVEN LIVES SAVED BY STURDY DUTCHMEN ! ? I I Few Freezing Survivors Taken j Off Wreck of the Liner Bre men by Life-savers. TWO WOMEN REFUSED TO JUMP Profcrred to Wait for Death Ratlu 1 Than Plunge Into Icy Water With j Chance for Life?Prince Henry, of Hollahd, on Scene to Stay Until All are Rescued. (By Associated Press.) HOOK OF HOLLAND, Fob. 22 ?I After over thirty hours of almost Incessant efforts and splendid work, tho Dutch life boatmen were re ?warded by reaching t'ae wreck of i the Br?hl'.? steamer Berlin, which weht nshoro here yesterday morn? ing, and eleven survivors on the af torpart of the vessel were saved. Two women are- still on the wreck? ed vessel. Buffeted and driven bacK time after time, tho sturdy Dutch? men refused to relax t'helr attempts In behalf c-f the handful shipwrecked people* and throughout yesterday last night and this morning tihey launched their boats repeatedly, on? ly to be foiled by Uie mouatalnlous i seas. In th? enrly afternoon the Uro j boat asain went out. Th/e-receding, tide and some improvement In tfae I weather ?gave 'better hope of sue-1 cess, and after a hard tussle with' the seas cloven persons still living j were safety taken off at 5:30 Prince Henry on Scene. Prince Henry of the Netherlands-, the .prluce consort, arrived 'here thin morning and twice went out In a steam yacht as near to the wreck as it was -possible to approach. Tho prince consort, after his first visit to the wreck, when "ho saw wifr?' h'.s owin eyes- that there were still j some survivors on board declared: ? "Wo won't return to The Hague, before we save them, wo must get: tlflom someftow." The news that this determination ' had been fulfilled reached the crowd in tho shape of a rumor sb|>rtly be? fore three o'clock this afternoon nnd a pilot confirmed 'he tidings. There; was then a wild rush, of people .o! bb(n various points of vantage over-, looking tihe harbor. Soldiers Keep Crowd Back. It 'was well that a special force of soldiers had been brought into; Die Hook for duty, as the excited j crowd at one time threatened to be-1 come uncontrolablo. I.iOng hours of waiting followed and She -people began to doubt the truth j of the. report that eleven -persons had been saved, and It was not. [ until after ."? o'clock that the steam I idiot l>oat. heralded its approach! wit it piercing shrieks of triumph j from <!ier siren. By this time tho harbor was black | with thousands of-people. The roofs j of all houses and sheds wore .crowd? ed, while along the roadway sklrc ing tiho sea there raced hundreds' of people keeping -pace with tlte rescuo boat. In tho .meantime every pre? paration was being made at tho harbor to tako euro of tho Individ? uals rescued. Women 'Refused to Jump. The small life boat was tho first to reach the (harbor and Captain | Jansen, its skipper, received roundi upon round of ringing cbtoers. He. reported that three women and ft cTnild had refused to jump and j wer? still aboard tho wreck of the I Berlin. Captain Jansen hnd ihardlyj told his story when the steam pilot boat th'o Helvetluls ? wjtli the res? cued on board, novo In sight. lAs she was mored, Uhe ringlnr cheer of tire assembled crowd wa,'? succeeded 'by a painful hush as tho first of the survivors was borne ashore on a stretcher by six stal? wart Dutchmen nnd slowly carnorj up tihe steps to walling motor oars. Tho man >wa? ?wathV>d in -blankets and made no sljrn of life. A Cheerful 8teward. A steward was the next man to be brought, ashore. He was quite cheer? ful and shouted in reply to inquiries "My name is Fisher." Then came a woman, her face cov? ered with a blanket, but her long dark hair streaming over her pillow nnd n frost-bitten hand hnnging limply over tho side of the stretcher. Eventually tho eleven survivors so narrowly snatched from death were tenderly removed to the Amerika Ho? tel, and when tho prince consort cntne ashore, his fnco was radiant with grateful joy. Several anxious relatives succeeded In forcing nn entrance to tho hotel .??ml there were some scones of lilt tor disappointment when I hoy dlscoy NEWP( ered thni the members of their, fami? lies were uot among the rescued. I Names of Those Saved. The names of the passengers saved i follow: ( .Mr. Young, Mr. Uroodorseu, Frau-' lein Buttel, Fraulein Cable, Fraulelu Scrador. All three of these women belong to the opera company. A man whose name Is not known and five members of the crew. The two women still on deck of the steamer are Fraulein Thiele and Fruit lein NVornberg. The husband of the, Inst-mentloned woman lies dead In the mortuary here The correspondent of the Associat? ed Press Interviewed Fraulich Sera? der. Fr?ulein Scrader, although prac UchIIv starving and with her hands and feet torrlbjy frost bitten, showed remarkable cheerfulness. Terrible Hours of Anguish. Relating-her experience, she said: U never can fnrpet the terrible hours "i nnguish and despair we passed through while watching with our hearts. I might say, the trnllani offi? cers of the crew of the life I oat and lues to snatch as from the jaws of. death. "On Thursday night our nnguish reached Ms height. Then the pale: socme<l fiercer thnn ever. Mountain-' ovis, death cold billows broke over' the ship every minute, and the dense, blinding blizzard hid from us the | comfort im? light? of the Hook. Atj about half-east five In the morningJ we heprd the siren of the Incoming nrent Eastern steamer Vienna, and Frntlleln Buttel. lh a frenxy of de sn-ilr. shouted to th*? howling winds. | 'Wir sind hier, wir sind hier' (we rtre j here). When very soon we heard the| n"<=?lnt? crnft and we shouted, fenrintr that pponle on hoard would think all we? over. "t saw Franleln Bertram and In-1 deed nearly all mv friends carried ; awnv by the sea and drowned. We watched the oneritions of our ( rescuers with breathless a"\l->tv. bltti when we finally understood their ne- \ Hons and s;<w thero wns .1 change of life we could hardly believe our eyes Exhaustion, exposure, huntrer nnd fear had made ns so miserable that even the joy of life brought "smil"' to our faces and no words to our , lips. "The first t.liinj; we did arter the . rescue was to tear 'off our froor.liiK j clotbln?." Washed Away By Wav^s. I It now npnenrs certain tliat after, the cntnstrnnhe there were nianv, more than fifteen nersoiis remaining on the wreck and that most of them I were washed off by the waves. Ore woman was carried away just . before the rescue wns effected. Cnntain Jansen says he wns com? pelled to leave the two women and a child on board the wreck because thpv did not dare to make the descent of the rone owing to their completely exhausted condition. Another Attempt to be "vlnde. In fact, they appeared to !>??> dyinrr. Another determined nttonint in reach the wreck, will, however, he matte at low tide at 2 o'clock tomorrow morn? ing. The boatmen intend to try to beard the wreck, wrap up the two: women and the child in water proof sucks and lower them Into the boat* The wind lias decreased In violence, j hut the cold is Intense and the fury, of the sea Is terrible. SENATE PASSES BILL I PROVIDING FOR ANNAPOLIS Appropriation of Ov>r Million Dol? lar Goes Through at Night Session. (By Associated Press.) ?WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 22.? The Senate, at tonight's session, passed the bill making appropria? tions for tho suport of the military, academy. The bill carrying $1,947,383! was passed just as It' camo from tho committee, only ton minutes he-' lug consumed In the consideration of the measure. A discussion lasting (throughout tliV-> entire day, to which was added a futile night session, failed to so-, euro final action In the Senate off the amondniont to the agricultural av-1 propriatlon bill, proposing to make! an Increase of one million dollars j In the Item for the support of the forest service. Speeches were made, by Senators | Burdett, Dopew und Beverldge in de-1 fense of tihe work of Chief Forester Pinchot and opposed to tfcta exten-1 .slon of the forest service by Sena tor Heybnrn. who wont into the entiro subject. Boy Killed While Coasting. (By Associated Press.) KhMIRA. N. V.. Fob. 22.?While coasting on the grounds of Conpress man J. Sloat Fnssntt. a l>oy named .lames Buckley met death In a pe? culiar manner. He attempted to pass under an apple tree, the limbs of which hung close to the ground. One of the Mini* pierced the lad's neck, I passing clean through. He lived but, I a few minutes. Boy Kills Playmate. (By Associated Press.) | I Mh'.MPHIS, TKNN., Fob. 22.?Fol it>wing a boylf/h quarrel between' Arthur Tornsden and 'Walter Tay-1 lor. aged 14 and IB years respec? tively, the former was stabbed to death today. Taylor has been ar? rested. )RT NEWS, VA., SATURDAY. FEBRUARY EiGlnEW-m?R FLYER WRECKED Pennsylvania Fast Train Jumps Track Near Johnstown and Three Cars Go Into River. (Jly ihp Associated PiutuO ALTOONA, PA.. Koli. jV?M.? Tho 18<:Jour flyer, known ns the Pennsylvania Limited, westbound, jumped ihle trnek at about midnight about five miles east of Johnstown. TWo locomotive and combination cars remained on the roadbed but the three ears following plunged Into the South Fork branch) of the Concmaugh river. WCien the trniu left this city there were only 51 pnnsongoru on board. Tin.- officials here havo only meagre Information but claim thait no ono was killed, although 'many are said to bo Injured. A relief train was hurried,; from Johnstown to the scene of tjho wreck, bearing all available Sbyste lane and preparations aro now be? ing made to dkpatch a relief '(rain front this city. The river at t'.l' point of tho accident Is so shallow that a per? son, It Is said, could easily f?rd tiho stream. No One Kilt-d. . PHILADELPHIA, PA., Fob. 23.--At 2:3u a. m. a despatch Just re? ceived in this city states that no one was killed in tho wreck of the 18 ifcbur flyer. Eight of the Injurod were talten to Altoona nnd several others were taken to Johnstown. Many of Ute Injured it Is Bald, are seriously hurt. COLONIAL POLICY OF ' GOVERNMENT FLAYED Clark, ol Florida, Bakes Strong, Sensational Speech In the House. , ; _ "TRAFFIC IN HUM BEING!)1 Action of Administration in Purchas? ing Philippines From Spain is so Characterized?Smacks of Imperial? ism and Royallsm, the Speaker De? clares?Debate Over Sundry Bill. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. It. ('.. Feb. 22 The so-called "colonial policy" of tho government came in for bitter denun? ciation today on the floor of the House by Representative Clark, of Florida, in connection with his reso? lution c.illing upon the Secretary ef War for a statement of the amount ; tho Philippine Islands have cost the United States. Ho condemned the war with Spain as unnecessary and pronounced the purchase of tho Phil? ippines, "a serious blunder and a most grievous wrong." Traffic In Human Beings. "When wo purchased these Islands? and this alien race with them," ho said, "the deed was nothing more nor less than traffic in human beings, and it is no greater wrong for Individuals ; to traffic in humanity that it Is for nations to make bargain and sale of j human beings. "Within tho lust few days I have henrd gentlemen on this floor speak ' of our 'colonial possessions.' This: smacks of empire. It breathes of' imperialism. It suggests royalty. It does not indicate the simplicity of: Republican government, where every citizen is a sovereign, but. it produces visions of kingly rule." On motion Mr. Hayno, of Now York, the resolution was laid on the table?ayes 106; nays 103. i Special Agents Limited. I Tho House committee, in commit? tee of the whole, placed itself square . ly on record today in favor of limiting , the power of special agents of the do I part men t of the interior by a vote respecting the use of the appropria? tion of $250,000 carried by the sundry civil appropriation to pay the .salaries of such agents. By a vote of 101 to 17 the commit? tee adopted the amendment which was offered by Mr. Mondell. of Wyom? ing, and debated for two hours by Messrs. f'ushtuan. of Washington; La; coy, of Iowa; Mann, of Illinois; Burke, of South Dakota: Reeder, of Kansas; Boninger, of Colorado; Oronan. of I North Dakota; Stonerson, Minneso? ta; Caines, of Tennessee, and Smith, of Iowa. Severely Condemned. During the debate the work of the special agents was severely condemn? ed and the orders of the President re i gnrdlng final proof on homesteader* i criticised as working unnecessary I hardships upon settlers. Tho sundry civil bill was si ill i:: process of reading when the House adjourned at li: 15 p. in. BRAVE LITTLE WIFE" Tearful Weeing Between the Thaws in Conference Room of the Tombs. GIRL APPEARS* PALE ftNO' WOl Terrible Ordeal of Coss-Examlnation Mas Left Her on Vcrtjc of Illness, But She is Expected to Be Straight ened-out Before Monday?Jerome Will Prcbc Beeper. fBy Associated Proas.) M"\v YORK, I"''-'. 22.- (Mrs. Harry K. Thaw arrived at the Tonili? pilli? on rliis afternoon accompanied hi' Dan'el O'Rtllly, ol counsel for Harry Thaw. Sho ?oonio?2 polo -"id ivora but v as apareiitly trying to npiieai cheerful and Bald in r ply la qnos Hons, thai she was- "feeling pretty well." iWord was Immediately sent up to Thaw's roll, and Thaw, who ha<t sent word to his wife that he wii. very anxious to see her. ranic tfiilc't ly down to ihe conference room, t'> which Mrs. haw and lawyer O'Reilly bad been sill own. Thaw rushed Into the conference room and clasped his wife in his arms balling her "My dear, brave little wife". Mrs. Thaw's eyes filled with tears and 'Mr. O'Reilly withdrew from the room, leaving both of tfnom weeping. A few minutes later Mr. O'Reilly returned nnd the three had a conference. It wan well along In the afternoon when Mrs. Thaw arrived at (the prison. There had been reports In soino of the early editions of the papers today to the effect thai Thaw twas himself in bad physical condition, ?but when he appeared to greet his wife he declared that, he was feeling exceptionally well and was enjoying his usual vigorous hoaltlh. i Pale ?nd Worn. But Cheerful. Mrs. Thaw was palo and worn today, hut when approached by newspaper men smiled and tried ! to appear cheerful. In reply to ques? tions, rdte said she was "feeling prot* 1 ly well." Fxoept for Mrs. Thaw's visit to the Tombs oho principals in the Thaw trial rp"nt the day in rest, over;. I Olio apparently relishing the respite from the scene.; which marked Wils weeks proceedings. By the time thi , hearing Is resumed next [Monday ; morning It Is expected that Mrs. Kvelyn N'esblt Thaw will have en? tirely recovered 'her composure and be prepared again to take her place in tho witness chair. On Verge of lllnas. On Thursday it was said the young woman was on the verse of illness and thm cup of broth had been liter nly Biif/tenanco for two days. Sh? , was f-o weakened as the result of her day's experience that she retired immediately upon rear hing her apart? ments ami did not arise until late today. The only reason which brought her from her bed was the call she. had promised to make, upon flier Ivusliand In the Tomb ? prl8oi> today. Ordinarily visitor:! are not at 23, 11)07. lowed Im the big grfty 'building on holidays, but an exception was mntlo today With regard to Hurry Thaw'k wife it ml counsel. Jerome Takes a Holiday.. I'HiriiM Attorney Joronib has gone to l.nk "vlllo. Conn., U< r.petld tho holiday recess with his family. Nearly all of Tthaw'a counsel .re? mained nl their homes. The district, attorney will keep .Mrs. Thaw on the stand lit least a day and half more and niay ?von stretch his hearing Ith rough twice that length of Mine, it will depend Upon how Mrs. Thaw feels at tho end of this period as to wth other or not Thaw's counsel will go abend with their redirect examination of her. Oclmas Arming HlmBelf. Mr. Oehnas has been making cop loan notes Outing Mr. Jerome's <iuos honing of the witness und he will likely endeavor to place a different 1I|.'.U upon some of tho Incidents which lave been disclosed. Wltl tho cross examination only half com? pleted n--d with the redirect and rcdrof.'s examination still in view, there seems no way to approximate r'ip number of days In the witness ehn'r Mrs. Thaw has before her. If she lH much fatigued at the end of Mr. Jerome's llrst cross ex animation, she may be released for a time, F.atbject to recall. In view of the fact however that tho de? fendant's counsel forced the district attorney to proceed with the cross examination against his will, he will likely Insist in return that, they shall also conclude wltih the wltneSf before she 1? released from the .stand. More Revolting Details. The detail of tho Bnroponn tr:p In 1004 is still to be gone Into by iMr. Jerome. The return to America and the false announcement of Thaw's marriage to Hvolyn Nob bit when ifiie first scandal arose is still to ibo told of. Tho facts of the purtnit of tho young iwonmn by Stanford White after ?her mar ringe, wOiich the defense told or in the opening address, must bo brought ou t. Of course tho truth of tho story which Mrs. Thnw actually told her husband and which Is said io have i I'balanced his mind, cannot be ques? tioned. If she told hlin the story and he roauit his nrlnd hcciuno de ranged, (bo truth of the story Is Imm.1ti;rkil. f . Olily'as io N(*ri?c!t'y of Witness. . All. that fie cross examination can develop Is n doubt as to the veracity ef the witness, a doubt as! In whether Hb-- rciiily did t<i| him or not. The real iSRuo: "Did Thnw'i. actions after he heard tho story; did his relations with KSvolyn Ncsblt, covering a period or two years after th's revelations; did his treatmoht f i r aiiil Wliite, and a thousand other things indicate fat. he was brooding over the story or that ir va:- taking advantage of It?" This Is for the Jury to decide and this is the doubt lihal piatrlci ai lornny .loromo Is attempting to In? still in the minds of the jurors. A New Element. Mrs. Thaw, on direct examination 'dentided forty two letters us ihcliiR In the handwriting of Stanford While The loiters were not written to '.tor, i mil to another girl, Mr. Dohnas evidently Is holding these letters for introduction during the redirect ex? amination n?nd evidently hopes to have I bent ndmilted ns offsetting R*>m'ihing Mr. Jer ?nie was fexi.te | to bring *? 111 oh cross examination N",> Intimation fans been Riven as to wlinl tho letters contain, or t'? whim they were written. They may consituts a new el" men I of trurptise which Is yet ;? |*c injected in :i rase which has already been so prolific of astound ing Incidents. WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY AT VIRGINIA CAPITAL All Official Business Suspended and Usual Exercises Held?Howitzers Fire Salute. fRv Associated Press). UrOUMON'I), VA.. Feb. 22.?All official' bns'ness was suspended In Richmond today and tho banks ob? served the legal holiday. Tho Richmond Howitzers Bred a salute of twenty guns in the capltol square In the afternoon, an address ?was made before tho Woma?"s Club by GenerV. William H. Cox. a dls tlnguiel'M Nortti Carolinian, on "The father of his country;" tin Daufithtors of the American Revolu? tion and the Sons of the Rovolu tlon. the Society of the Clnclnnat' and ot:'"fer patriotic organizations het<| their usual exercises and num? erous t a> were given in honor of the day. IMMIGRATION^COMMISSION. Fairbanks Appoints Oillingham, Lodge and McLaurin. fltv Associated Press.1 WASHINGTON. I). C. Feb. 22.? Vice-President Fairbanks tonight np pointed Senators Dilliughnm. Lodge and Mel.aurin. as the Senate mem? bers of the commission created by the immigration bill to make nn ex? haustive inquiry into the subject of immigra1 Ion. The sneaker of the House is to damn three members also. The com? missioners nie empowered to travel Abroad In order to gather the desired facts. THK WEATHER. Fair Saturday and Sunday; not so cold Sunday; fresh north to northeast winds. PRICE TWO CENTS SMALLPOX iN MISSOURI HOUSE OF DELEGATES Representative Salts Stricken With Dread Disease While in His Seat. COMMOTION AMONG THE MEMBERS Boarding House Kccpcro Refuse to Alle* Legislators to Enter Their Homes and Governor Folk Offers Hie Manolon for Temporary Quar? ters?Governor Not Alarmed. fBy Associated Press.) .1ICFFBRHON CITY, MO., Foh. 22.? Roprosoutntlve W. 3. Stilts, of Phelps county, was taken down with smnll pox while In his sent on the floor of the House In the State Capitol toddy. Mittdt commotion among the other meinherH ensued. The Houbo of Representatives this afternoon after the hall had been fumigated by thd Stnte Hoard or ..ealth. adjourned until a |). m. Mon? day, A resolution, adopted amid the confusion and with hut half of the members present, provides for thor? ough fumigation of the capltol. Barred From Boarding Houses. Many .hoarding house keepers have refused to allow their homes In ho oiitored Ly legislators, In tionso quonco Oovcrnor Folk has offered the use of hin mansion to legislators who are unable to obtain quartern else? where. Representative Salt/, was In confer? ence with Oovcrnor Folk this morn? ing. Governor Folk wild: "l noticed plmnlei; on his face, hut thought nothing of II at the time. Possibly I .ahull'have to get. vaccinated now.' but T do tint feel ft. :?!! nhirmeit." ??' Trife (thvemornvas vcecl-i.-vted about' three years ago, he said. BIG WHALES KILLED NEAR LONG ISLAND Old Time Whalers Got Busy With Harpoons and Captured Vnlua ble Prizes. (Cuiilliii'oil nn Pago Five.) AMAOHANSKTTK; L. I.. Feb. 22.; - Three WhnlCS following a BOllOol oT Bull working along the Atlantic const were sighted off tite south shore of l/Ong Island toil;1:' and two of ttiem were killed by obi time whalers, v. mi live hero or at Wnlnscott. A bull landed here is 7! r...-: \mg and perfect. The one at Walnscotl if a calf hptweon forty and fifty fool lone The bull promises to yield ~."? barrels, of oil. while the whale hono Is S 1-2 feet long. The third whtiln dl.l not escape until harpoon.** bad lx?en made fast. Wlialors think ho will rioni up off shoro Within n day or two. for he appeared mortally wounded, The.bull was killed bv Captain Jo? seph BdWnrds, who has spent iiib/'t of his 7G years whaling. Tb ? ijijlt wan the prize or Captain Oliver Ga? bor no ami his crow of nine hit n. Captain Bvoretl Hand, a vpfn'Mii New Red ford whaler, hail found bis mark In the third whale, hut ns the boat came along side the flopping lall lore the oars from one sbl" and threatened to swamp the craft. Clap tnln Hand cut the line an.] th.; womit cd whale scudded seaward. PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED IN HONDURAS Revolutionists arc Serving With Nicaraguan Forces?No Truth in Reported Adverscs. fRy Associated Prosfi.'t '.ViANdr-A. NICARAGUA, Feb. 22? General Miguel It. Davlln has anlv ed ai TianH. Honduras, not far from the Nicaraguan frontier, from Lie Inferior of Honduras. A provisional government has beph nslflthl b.'k'd across the frontier, tn Honduras, by Maximo Rosales, Mig tttil Oqueli and Ignnelo Castro, prom? inent Honduras revolutionists who nro s'rvlag -with the >.*icaragnnu forces. The secretaries of this ?provisional' government are Constantino Fillos ard Colonial Guadalotipo Reyes. The Gpnernldh-jO'.ilof of the Hondurari reolutionnry expedition. Is Dionisio Gutierrez, and General Miguel R. DavilO; is second In command. It-?. Is asserted here that. FiVre is no truth In the reports (hat tin? NIcar.'iRiian nrniy has met with re? verses. O'Brien Failed in Task, I.OS A NO FLICS. CAL.. Feb. 22 ? O'Brien failed to put out three men tonight. Ills first opponent. Abdul, tho Turk, fouled him in tho fifth round. The club physician refused to allow O lli ion to continue.