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only newspaper published In Newport New? that receive* tha full ntw, report of the A?so clated Press, VOL. Xlll. NO. 78. Shuwn That Ttiey Were 6o!ng to Try to Defeat Congressmen Who Wasn't Fflendly. LOUD WAS THEIR SPECIAL ATTACH Congressman L ? I Icy Introduces an Af? fidavit Which Flatly Contradicts Testimony Offered by Bridgeport Man ? United States Sailors Did Receive Pay From Holland People. \ Illy Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C, April .1 ? The most Interesting development oil the day before the special suhmnriuc j boni investigating committee was the production of another anonymous it t- j ter charging that an attorney of the1 Electric Boat Company had been | brought out as a candidate for Con- i Kress ag;iinsl ConKristnnn I^oud, of Michigan but had been withdrawn up. on .Mr. lyouds promise to vote for sub. in nrlnoa. The' loiter was mailed from this eil> to the Detroit Free Press and was produced by Jesse Carmlchael, its Washington rorrcspoHjb-nt. Benjamin Mlcou, attorney for tbo the It, rg< v Subsurface Torpedo float comptiny, and F. R. Pemborton, ol New York, who assisted In bringing, the claims of that company before the I navy department and Congress, tes? tified' as to the mathnds used, which! he did not consider to bo reprehen- ! Bible. IReproKulaUvQ fieorge Lilley. of Connecticut, uiutnor of the resolution under which the special committee oi tlif Houf.c Investigating charges ogalhst the Electric Boat Company, le iy placed in evidence an.'affidavit, dated March 12, and signed by Hm i Ferguson, residing in Bridgeport, Ct..I who swore that during the fall an'; I '.vlnler of 1002 he served In the United I Slates navy in the capacity of cliietj electrician; thai, during that time! "he strved upon the submriue torpe-1 do boats Fulton, Shark. Adder, Moc-i ca.sln, Porpoise and Plunger, all of] which torpedo boats were at that| time owii?-d by either the Holland i Torpedo Unat Company or Its succes? sor, the Electric! Boat Company, and] none of which at that time were own - | cd by (he United'States government, j nnd that during said period runny of the crew of the sa"fd submarine tor-] p?do boats were sailors In the scr-' vice of the United States navy and' received from Ihe United States their i ray as members in such service and j in ad Htlon tlicriHo received wages from the Holland Torpedo Boat Com-I puny, nnd that they performed full] service in their individual capacities so that it was nor necessry for the ] Holland Torpedo Boat Company or; My* Electric Boat Company to llldc- | pendrtitly employ men to do and per-1 form .the services performed Iby said I sailors." This statement was offered In sub-j simulation of Mr. Wiley's charge that | the Electric Boat Company had puld money to enlisted men. j Ferry'T Testimony Denied. .MI;-. Lilley also presented an at- j ftdivlt from .lohn Lake, president Ol | the Like Torpedo Boat Company, I dated Bridgeport, Conn., March 16, to, <the effect Hint about two years ago he had an interview with Chries Fer ry. a repp Bohtallve of (he Bridgeport '"raw Company, ill which Ferry told ( hint lluTT President Bowies; of (lie Fore; 1ti\er Shipbuilding Engine Com piny, had asked him (Kerry) to use ail Influence possible upon a Conner-; licet congressman to induce h<nt hott to im ? his Infllterice in favor of Ike Lake company, and to use it in favor! of the Electric Heat Company. If he was successful in this the Fore River Company would nvako contracts wltli lb" Bridgeport Company for goods to] the value of about 1100.000) Mr. Ferry, in his testimony before 77io committee, wWliiesday, denied that Presldonf Bowles had mide blm any stielt proposition or that he had ] ever promised him an order for seeing ' any one. Benjamin Mlcoii, counsel for the I Itcrger Substirf.ic*- Torpedo Boat j Company, admitted maklrig arguments before lue secretary of the nivy ami Ihe House naval committees, but con? tended that there wa:, no inipropri oty in fiiic!? a course. Rroker Lobbied fcr Bernf.rs. F. R. rVuiberton, of Now York, n retired broker, testified that he bad been, asked asked by directors of iho Ltergcr Company to assist in trying to secure a portion or the 13.000,000 appropriation for the Bprgjor boat. He told of his interview with Secre? tary Metcalf regarding the matter, and said that It was t the Bocretry'a suggestion that the company laid the matter before Congress. He talked with Representative l-it - ilefleld'ahd said that that gentleman ottered to Introduce a bill. He also had talked with Represent? ative Hohson and had found him fav? orable to .submarin? s. At the afternoon session of the conl jmlttec Jf,' sse Chrhuchacl, Washing? ton correspondent of the Detroit Free Press, testified that he had received Kn anonymous letter informing him lljfit the suhmtirliv people hail brought out a candidate for Congress against Mr. I.ond, of M'a'tlgan, Tun that be bail withdrawn upon a prom? ise by Mr. Loud to vote Vor submar? ines. Tip' committee adjourned until .Monday. CRUISER MONTANA WILL HAVE SPEED TRIAL TODAY 'vessel Will Undergo Four Hours' Forced Draft Run Off New England?Returns Monday. The armored cruiser Montana Will leave Koefclaud. Me., (his morning and ?will have her four hours' forced draft run down the New England coast. The trial has hern delayed two days : hy the builders awaiting a reply from the navy department to a telegraphic request to change the high nrctfsuro valves so as to give ten pounds ad; dltlon.il power. "Whether or not this permission wan granted could not be learned last night. I The cruller will have her 21 hours' forced draft endurance run beginning tonight and she will return here Mon? day. , Rlle-y Grannan Dead. RAWHIDE, NKV.. April 3.?ltllry Grannnn. n sporting utan, tiled this afternoon after a Jong illness. iSTATES WANT fREE REIN - Senate Judiciary Committee Dis? cusses Liquor Traffic In South. (MY ABOLISH COLLECT ON QEL1VERY Collection for Liquor on Delivery Now Allows the Railroad and Express I Companies to Act as Actual Agent? for the Dealers. (Hy Associated Frees) i WASHINGTON. D. C, April 3 ? j The Senate committee on the juriic- I iary spent several hours toiV?y con? sidering the various bills Intended to I relieve prohibition states from Federal Untcrforomce in dealing with liquor I traffic within the borders of such stales, but no agreement was reacheu. I It was determined to volo on the i measure Monday. From the discussion today there ap? pears to be a chance for the passing of some measure dealing with Ihn questions tbat have hi on prevented by Supreme Court rulingtt from cx ovclslhg their police |iowors for Hio control ot commerce in Intoxicants, There is a substantial Bgroctocnl among members of the committee that all of the bills which attempt to de? fine what are the j?ollce powers of a state will have to be l^itl aside as un? constitutional. Senator Knov declared that tho po? lice powers of a Male are nomCthing l*io Federal government has no Auth? ority to add lo or detract from. it is believed that a majority of the committee win support a measure which will require thai pnokagts, con? taining liquors to bo ahlppcd from ptie slate lulo another musl.be plainly j market lo Indicate their contents, which will abolish the "collect on de' ; llvrry" feature connected with Inter t stale commerce In intoxicants and which will prove that the consignee must he definite, j '.The purpose is to put an end lo "collect oh delivi ry" shipments of li? quor:: to fictitious parlies and the do ' livery of the liquors hy rullrotids or ! express companies to any ponton who j .will pay Iho ehargos. This system has be* n one of the causes of much complaint by_ Iho Biaios and K was asserted before the committee that it his permitted the trapf)poctatIop com i paiilea to act an the a trail 18 of liquor I dealers, or tl> make the companies lacteal ec-.ller-. tliemOEOlVrs in Intovl 1 cants. NEWPOR WILLIAMS WILL FIGHT 10 VERY LAST DIICH Minority Leader in House Unmerci? fully Scores Speaker Can? non and Repub leans. DMZ?IL BRINGS Q?I GAG RULE Democrats Believe That They Will be Eventually Beaten But Propose to Exhaust Parliamentary Tactics In Order to Make Republicans Vote on Certain Questions. (Hy Associated Press) WASHINGTON'. I?. (V. April 3.? i When ihu House uf Representatives adjourned laic today the breach be? tween tlio majority and the minority parties was If anything wider than ever. The lenders on both side., ar? rived on the scene earl;-, apparently i none the worse for ttie parliamentary struggle <>( the night before. The I Democrats assumed dilatory tactics and kept up throughout the day not? withstanding the committee on rules brought In a rule applying the itu;-. law to general debate ou the District! i of Columbia appropriation bill which' I w?a in order for consideration. The rule was adopted amid great [ disorder and only after the Democrats had exhausted every parllamcntry move which it could make to obstruct final disposition. In presenting the rule. .Mr. Daltcll, of I'ennsj lv anla repented the threat of leader Payne that henceforth for the remainder of ? the session the Democrats Would find themselves out in the cold. Minority Leader Williams, full of] confidence, announced Hint he was not ' to be intimidated. He told the liep nbllcan-i again what they could exiieet ! rrotn his side of the lloti.ie and ex? horted his Democratic colleagues to aland together ami apply all the pow? er of which the minority was possess? ed In order to force the Republicans to action. The two hours allowed by the rule for general debate on the District of Columbia hill had- been consumed, the House* at 6.:*i2 p. in. but onlv after the Democrats forced a roll call. Previous to the reporting of the "gag"' rule on the District of Columbia appropriation bill, the House after several dilatory roll calls and much i confusion, adopted the Senate amend- j monts to the supplementary urgent I deficiency appropriation bill. Then 1 came Mr. DaUell's report from Hie committee on rules explaining that with the view of expending the pub? lic business the committee had adopt? ed a rub; to dispense with the first reading of the District of Columbia appropriation bill and to limit general debate to two hours nnd thereafter to consider the bill for amendment. Dalzell's Defense for Gag Rule. Mr. Do Armond, Missouri, vainly I contended for an eight hours- general debate, whereupon Mr. Dalzell said: "I do not believe I need say anything in Justification of this rule. The an tics of the gentleman from the Other side yesterday nod today demonstrate that, absolutely powerless to enact any legislation themselves', they are In? tending to obstruct and prevent legis, l?tion upon the part of the minority. 1 do not deny the constitutional tlnht to spend the public time In roll call.-, but equally on this side exists the right of tin1 majority; charged with legislation to put Inlo force all its power, nil the power that it has, to carry into execution it* will. "We will he abb- to demons! rate from this time on not only that tue minority shall not indulge i" any ilegislation but thai lite legislation of I Hie majority will he such as the ma? jority desires to pass' in its own way land at ils own time by the exercise of I rules of the lloiine." j He then moved the previous quos- | It Ion on the resolution on which mo? ll Ion wfls met with vociferous protest from the Democrats who contended for eight, hours general debate. Mr. Dalzell calmly informed them that Hie lime Which Hie Democrats wanted had been exhausted in useless roll call. "And that side of the House ha-t waited three months doing nothing," j shouted Mr. GainoK, Tennessee. Speaker's Sly Tactics. Speaker Cannon put Iii? question I IWhich was carried ir>o to '.tri. I '?Teller.--' shouted Mr. Williams. j The Speaker said he would let Mr.! I Williams ? hlm-elf say whether his. j motion was dilatory. I "Does the gentleman," be Inquired. ."consider his demand as a dilatory proceeding?'' The minority leador speaking very 'deliberately said addressing the the Spoako'r: "I shall not attempt lo, usurp the place ti> which you have been elected. I will merely reply Hint! It seem:: curious to mo that the gen-l llprriAn from N"?*w York should con ? j Irtldcr dilator) nn effort to postpone T NEWS- VA., SA TU I for a abort while an effort lo rur. tf there la any aol( defense muter Qod's law It Ik '.hat.*' The speaker ruled that In view of the fact that Mr. William., had de? clined to ntiawpr in- question he would hold Hial the motion wau dilatory. By a vote of yeiiK i;i!>, bays 102, the rule was adopted and the District of Columbia appropriation hill was taken up for consideration, in closing the,] debate, which was limited to two hours. Mr. Williams announced his policy, as minority leader, for the re? mainder of the session, lie charged Messrs. Payne and Drittel! with having used "some ralher strong language. Democrats Not Filibustering. The Democrats, he said, had been hehl up as- fllllbustera before the coun? try but he denied that this wom so. Mr. Williams declared that the De? mocrats had Iroken no quorum cither rub's. "No body Is better aware of that fact than those gentlemen who have used that language" He described the tillllhtutcr as the man engaged In preventing legislation, "We." be said, "have been engaged In the business of trying to force leg (station.'' Mr. Williams saltl be did not want to he understood as complaining but he assorted tbat the minority would ex' banst every power It had under thu rules. "it will." he said addressing Ihn the Republicans, "oxailM every power It has under every special rule that yon have the power to bring Into Ulis Houre, In force out of you If It can I he legislation ill the Inlerest of the people." The Republican leaders, he charged dare not penult certain measures, which tif Pretddont, the Democrats and Iho country were demanding, for fear a majority of the Republican party In the House would adopt them'. Commenting upon Speaker Cannon's, nclloii yesterday regarding the resolu? tion relnling to the paper trust. Mr. Williams *altl he was glad the speak propose "(n le| Hie executive have a monopoly of criticising the legislative part of ibis government hut that he proposes as spokesman and head of the legislative branch of the Republi? can party to do a little criticising himself." Williams Quotes Poetry. He sot the House in an uproar when he sahi the Republicans reminded him of a little piece of poetry 'hut a bov hajUjdrkj'd .e.u.ond. ijottf.. t t" reelle to hit; grandmothcr'nlld h" said when he got through the boy's grandmother remarked: "Kid, yon ought never to repeat that because II Is just aboutj the same as lolling anyone to go to I he 'had place. " Ho Iben read the poem as follows " 'Ro to father: ""She knew thai t knew her father was dead: " 'She knew that I knew what a life he had led : " She kneW that | knew whit she meant when aIip said; " 'Co tl father.' " Some of the Republicans who live In tariff districts, he said, want tariff revision but they do not. waut It. re? fused by being told to "go to father." Het'oro tin; session Is over. Mr. Wil? liams concluded, this whole country will know that If remedial legislation cannot he procured from this Congress It will be because the minority under the general and the special rules, Is a_s helpless for legislative purpose?; as a child shooting peas out of a muzzle loading shot gun at Gibraltar Is as helpless- for the work of destroying the rock. "The rule Is the first squeal from tile other side hut It won't be the last.j They have more rules up their sleeve which they will bring in Inter." Will Stay Till Dog Days. He was not to he Intimidated, how? ever, he saltl. "1 have enlisted In the war and will stay to the dps days." he exclaimed. Ho had heard it Moated about, he said, that the Republicans would give tin- minority nothing nt this lime. "We are fo in the habit of getting nothing and having nothing." he re-1 marked;*' that this Is no surprise." I tile gave warning that whenever "one of us" is hurt more than one Re publican will he hurt hy tlic policy that party was- pursuing. "Whenever yon tlare let the House consider any of these sp^clil bills which the coun? try is demanding, we have the power of adding ourselves as a minority t,i a fraction of iho majority and there? by making a majority of this House." He did not. however, be said, en? tertain, the sanguine hope (but the op? portunity would present ilsolf of which he was afraid and was so much afraid Hint he fully deserved to be named after the Indian chief who was called "Ohi Man Afraid of His Horse'' it In Hie present speaker of this House." The District of Columbia bill then war laid aside, and on a motion to adjourn, the Democrats forced a roll call. The motion prevailed and th" House adjourned. Snow Blocks Canada Roads. WINNIIMCQ, MAN.. April ::.--One of the worst snow storms of tin- sen son has struck Wlnuipog ami des? patches from various point-.' Indicate Hin .storm is general ovo/ the North Weal. Traffic Is completely blocked on several railroads. Sent Back to Charlottesvillc. Willie ShCllon, a negro woman who was arrested here Thursday for the Chnrlottesvlllo Authorities on the charge of larceny, war: taken to Char lotics.vllle yostorday. ID AY, A PK IL 4, 1<)08. WATSON WILL HEAD PEOPLE'S PARTY TICKET Georgia Wan Nominated (or Presi? dency by Popullstic Gather? ing in St. Louis. SAMU:L WILUAufl\ VICE PRESIOEM Tail of the Kile Hails from Indiana? Bryan Supporters Beaten In Their Move to Postpone Nominations? Platform Mixtuic of Greenbackiom and Populism. friy Associated Press) ST. LOUIS, MO.. April 2.?For President of the United Stales Thomas hi Watson, of Georgia; for vice president of tin- United Hinten? Sntntiol Williams, of Indiana. The foregoing ticket was nominated by tin- People's party today. After i wo stormy icsnlouH during which He' Nebraskai) and the Min? nesota delegation bolted because they could not prevent nominations by lite convention, until after the nominations'] had been made by the Democratic con volition to that the People's parly | might nominate w. j. Dry on for Prcsi- i dent if he were defeated tit the Demo? cratic convention, The Nebraska men fought desperately to the last ami when Jay \\-. Forest, of Albany, I N. V., mounted Ihi) plat form to place j Watson In nomination thoy withdrew from the convention followed by the Minnesota delegation which consisted of one man. T. .1. Wolghsn. If Bryan is nominated at Denver ihn men who walked out of today's convention KS5 that they and the Populists "f Ne braska will support him to n num. , , Bryan Supporters Beaten. They ueie flllilmsteiluR- again.t u iioinlnaiion for PYesldenl when J. A. Parker, of Louisville iieggcn* leave to ask "a couple <>f questions" of NohffiW ka. Parker desired to know whether the N'cbrat kill's were working for the nomination Of Bry an. They snld they were not. lie then read from Bryan's paper n plank from the platform of ??lie Nebraska!! populists state Convott- t ? ion indorsing Bryan and wauled to know whether they stood for it. The Nebrnskans par red the question lint Parker Insisted on a categorical answer. The Nebraska delegates finally ad? mitted Hint they favored Bryan. From that instant Bryan's cause In the con? vention w.'ik lost. Debates on the proposal to post? pone the convention and the discus? sion of the phraseology of the money plank of the platform consumed a greater part of the day. The discus? sion of the money plank was long, but all the oratory went for naught as- the plank adopted was that recommended by the resolutions committee, Tlie platform was adopted as report ed from the committee on resolutions. Mr. Watson was not present, but Mr. Williams returned thanks In n brief t-poeoh in which ho promised to do all things for the success of the ticket. At a meeting tonight of tin new national committee. James 11. Ferris, of JollCt, Ills., was reelected chairman and .lav W. Forest, of Al? bany, N. V? was chosen vice chair? man. Features of the Platform. Tin- platform, after setting forth Hint the government has been con? trolled Bo as to place the rlglita of | properly above the rights of humanity, and that financial combinations have exerted too much power over Con gross, gives the position of the party on finance as follows: "The Issuing' of money Is a function of government and should not lie delegated to cor? porations or individuals. The con? stitution gives to Congress alone the power to issue money and regulate lihe value thereof. We therefore de jinnnd i hat. all monoy Khali be Issued I by the government direct to the poo I pie without the intervention of banks and be a full legal tender Tor all debts. ; public or private and In quantities to Supply Hi" necessity of the country. Wo demand that postal savings hank; he Instituted for tin- saving..- of lh-j people. "In order to perfect the postal ser? vice the government should own an I operate the general telegraph and telephone services and provide a par; eel post. "As to those monopolies Which are not public nlillHes or natural mpnopo ll?'i'. wo demand thai these special privileges which they now enjoy au.I which alone enable them to exlat 'should l" Immediately withdrawn, "As a means of placing all public [questions directly under the control of the people we demand that legal provisions lie made under which the I people iiiny exercise the inilalivc ro Ifeiendlltu and proportionate represen? tation and direct vote for all public 'ollires with the right of recall. "We believe in the right of those who labor to organise for their mutual protection and benefit and encourage [the efforts of Ii'?' People's parly i" i preserve thin right Inviolate. Wo condemn lite reccnl n Hem pi to destroy the, powot of Irndea unions through the utijust into of the Federal Injunc? tions substituting government by In? junction lor frop government.'' TH'S GIRL TOOK HER LIFE FOR SISTER'S SAKE M.mo Lehmann Counted 3C5 Days Un? til Suicide Would Not Invalidate Her Insurance Policy. sr. i.ons. MO., April Mario Lehmann, twenty-six years old, coup! ed the days of a whole year, which she must |i;ihs before, under the terms of a life Insurance policy, she could ' kill herself, and thus leave her Inva? lid sister, Margaret, nineteen yetir-j old. $l.uOO. A clause In the policy said Ibo In? surance would no' be paid II the hold? er committed nulcltle within one yenr. bMl ufler that self distinction would I not bo n bar to collecting the Insur? ance. The year oxplrt d Tuenlay. Mario Lehmann killed herself last night by swallowing carbolic acid. The In? surance policy, naming her sltler Mar? garet as beneficiary, was found nmoug her effects. The father of the girl was a ranch man In Idaho. Who was shot from ambush and killed live years ago Under the terms, of his will each of the girls received IC.OflOi but Marie had to cpend not only her slster'-t share, but her own, for medical and surgical treatment for Margaret. Only n few hundred dollars remain- | ed when Marie hit upon the plan of | Insuring her life In her alsler's favor and killing herself. When the year was up she went to Forest Park au I committed suicide. A.J.nlral Evans Better. (By Associated Proa*) PAS5Q ROBLKfi. HOT BPItlNCiB, OAL.e April :t?'I'ho physicians In al tendanoe on Admiral ?vstia today Is? sued the following bulletin: ( "Admiral Rvahs feels greatly Im? proved, this morning. Ho ulept well dining ibo night, and all Pal? has World's Wrestling uhampionshlp match Wan ?y Me America 816 RUSSIAN THREW UP SPONGE Title of World's Champion Goes to Iowa Man by Default?Gotch Wold Not Let "Hack" Get His Fa mous Clutch on Him. (By Associated Press) CHICAGO, lloL., April l?George HnekotiKohmltlt quit early this morn? ing In his match with Franck Cot eh for the catch hr catch can wrestling championship of the worltt tonight giving the title to the Iowa man by default. First bout?Hackenschmldi crouch? ed and they sparred with (Sotch circl ing around for three minute.;, then llackonsohniidt Clinched hut they broke .-.gain. GotCh secineil nervous but the champion wns cool. After ti n minutes' of tugging Gotch started to rough 'it ami Hackerischmldt kop! his temper with dlflicully. Fifty minutes after the bout start? ed. Hackenschmldi slapped Gotch to the mnt. The latter hounded to his feel and the pulling and hauling con? tinued. An old en' under Hacken Schmidt's lefl eye was opened and It bled profusely. flptll mlsrcd leg ami hotly holds. Gotch lakiug tho offensive for the first time. fine hour lifter the start noth? ing approaching a hold had been gained by either than. Fifteen minutes thorc of the tiro Rome work followed, Then Hacken schmldl suddenly attacked with furj Hut Gotch wriggled away and the shoulder to shoulder ladies K-gat-. again. fiotch's defence puxxicd Hnckunsch midt. Alter an hour and three tpinr lerH of fruitless attempts lo get a I hold, ho straightened up and looked at 'tis opponent with disgust in every feature. - "Come on wrestle," said Gotch. The crowd cheered; At 13:15 Hackenschmldi asked the referee l.o cull it a draw but Smith told him to continue, They wrestled idl over tho rlnjf then went down Gotch on lop. Hackensebmldt slip? ped from a. toe hold. Cuba Free of Yellow Fever. HAVANA. April 3.- Major KcBH to? day handed I? Governor Ma conn Hie reports of ut; army surgeons In differ? ent parts of the island, Baying there is no yellow fever 'iinl that there Is no need of a quarantine against Cuba. They add that I Jib' island's health gen? erally Is excellent. ? THE WEATHER. Fair Saturday and Sunday with rising temperature; tight west winds becoming south. PRICE TWO CENTS THIRTY SIX PERISHED IN CHANNEL DISASTER file British Cruiser- Berwick Cut tire Torpedo Boat Tiger Con pletely In Two. MEN WEBE DuQrWO LIKc BATS They Were Attired -In Heavy OH skins When Collision Occurred and They Had no Chance tor Their Liven ?Shlpa Were Practicing Night Na val Tactics With Masked Lights. lily Associated ProHS) PpllTSMOUTTT, BNO.i April :i ? Thirty-six men, Including Lieutenant Mlddletop, the commander of the tor podo boat destroyer Tlgir. lost tbeti lives in the collision off the Islo of Wight last night between that vessel and the lhlilsii cruiser Harwick, The vessels belong to the Ports? mouth division or thq British home tleet and were engaged III night malt cotivrea in the channel while on their way to Portlnud. The night was very dark and the Berwick wns steaming slowly. When the destroyer attempt >d to crouu the big cruiser's bow slf was caught amidships and cut lu half With kulfellke precision. ??Inking al? most Immediately. The ?le.^k crew were uressed In heavy oil sklua nnd bootii and went down with the vessel, not having Itm/s to free themselvmi from Ihean heavy < neunibrances. Of the ;??? a who were" reiiou'ed, most of them were engineers and i.Inkers who having light clothing we're able to keep themselves allortl until boats from the other fihlps wblc't Were Immediately launched', picked ?them up. The collision occurred at !0::io o'clock last night. The ships were tnuiieoiivcrtng wltii oul lights It Is said LhAt several men were klllled by the Impact. Tugs were dispatched to I he scebo of the disaster at daylight today. Cut Craft Clean in Two. The shriller naval vessels were In the midst of nn nttnek on their bi? gor consorts when the disaster oc? curred. The entire tleet wns under masked lights nnd In absolute dark in s I. Tb,. Tiger was suddenly struck square amidships by the Berwick. The sharp stem of this vesel, to use tji.e Wcrds of an < ye witness, cut tub de et rover In two as if she had been made of paper. The forward half sank Instantly and Iho sea became dotted with struggling men. nueit of Whom sank before help could renr.lt Ihcm. The warships In the immediate vicinity quickly had their boats ovei bosrd and the scene of tho tragedy was brilliantly illuminated by a con? cent ration of searchlights. The after portion of the Tiger floated for a minute.or two, just long enough to enable those on board to sler.0 life bells. They threw them? selves Into the water and woro abio to keep afloat until picked' up. William K. MTfildlcton wns on tb'i bridge nt the time of the disaster, aud went down with the foreword part. Tho Tiger had a complement of SI' men and was of 400 tons. Stoker's Vivid Account. A stoker rescued from the Tiger gave a vivid account of the accident. "The Berwick flow up out uf III' blackness and scorned to fall on us, said the man. "Tli;. noise of the impact was not great, but in a few seconds we were ripped ll| halves. The forward hall Of tho Tiger reared up like a' fright* cned horse and then sank boucaltt the waves. "The engineer lieutenant, who was In the riigine room in the aflOr part, shouted: 'All bands on deck!" but ow. ins to the hissing of the strain and. the noise of the engines many of the stokers could not hear him. Whop wo did realize what had happened wo n'aflo frantic efforts to g< I on deck. The water was pouring down Into tho bold in great torrents and It wan R'l we could do to make oi'r way against It. Kvcrylhlhg happened wilh statt Hug suddenness. A minute or two after lite collision we were drifting" past the Berwick in the full (?lare of searchtlghtB. Tho next thing I re? member Is being dragged into one of tho rescuing hosts In a scml-coosctout j condition."