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"'r:u v- ?TMzr?'-, wm ' vT '" ' 'mywWfw' vf "' -!wwa Sfeefagfefggfott ' WEATHER FORECAST Overcast Tonight and 'Tomorrow (-Full Report on Pago Two.) - f, HOME EDITION NUMBER 9087. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 1916. PRICE ONE CENT. BS i i ..U I URGED 10 STOP RAIL STRIKES National Council of Chamber of Commerce Meets to Consid . er Proper Legislation. INTERESTS OF PUBLIC FIRST Dr. Charles R. Van Hise Tells Body People Must Be Safe guarded in Labor Disputes. With the danger of a great railroad trlke once more apparent, with the railroad employes threatening trouble, the roads fighting the- Adamson law In the courts. the Department of Justice and the Administration preparing to back up the law, and a special conunlt teo of Congress about to probe, excep tional Interest today attached to pro ceedings of the National Council of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, which la meeting at the New winard to consider how to prevent rall ,road atrlkos and what furth'cr railroad legislation should be enacted. "The public Interest is paramount," was the vigorous declaration of Dr. Charles R. Van Hise. of the University of Wisconsin, !n discussing the Adam son law and the, railroad strike question. He was warmly applauded by He scv-, eral hundred business men present. ' Judge Adamson told 'the council that Congress has unquestionable power to control all operations of railroads and Charles R. Van' Illse stirred the audience when he. re marked, "we must not let the rail ' road, brotherhoods hold up the people of the United States with threats to strike whenever a demand Is denied them." Public Interest Paramount. Dr. Van Hise not only declared the Public Interest Is paramount, but he mado It plain that he felt there must be Important legislation enacted to protect th public. He doubted whether com pulsory arbitration was practicable un der the Constitution, but advocates passaye of a.Jsw njong the lines of the Canadian dispute" act Tor public Investi gation with srlkes or lockouts mean tlm nrohibUert. That the lowlc of the situation nolnts squarely to Government regulation of wages as well ns Government regulation of tile roads wai the view of Dr. Vnn Hise. Condemns Surrender. He condemned the surrender of the Government to the brotherhoods In volved In the passage of the Adamson measure, declored what happened brought the blush of shame to his chcelc, pointed out that the public had to heir the burden of Increased 'cost of the law, whether It proved Just or unjust, and asserted thot, having won In this In stance, the brotherhoods would proba bly make othor demnnds under threat of strike as another election drew n'ar. Impliedly. Dr. Van Iltse'a address wa a fhnro condemnation of the course of President Wilson and Congress In what hss occurred. Ho painted In -vigorous colors the suf ferings of the public under s penenl railroad strike, and omnhaslred his vlw that Ihe nubile Interest In keeping 'he railroads In operation Is supreme, above the Interests either of managers or em ployes. Utterances Significant. Tr. Van Hlse's uttorancea were 'lie more significant because ho Is the liesd of a Western university which Is "C knowledged to be one of the most ad vanced In progressive thought, nnd Mo ralise he hss been close to Senator I.a Fnlletto and other progressive men In Wisconsin in promoting legislation for vigorous public control of public utili ties. The meeting ,of the nstlnnal coun cil of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States toilav wm called together to consider railroad regula (Continued on Fourth Page.) BROTHERHOOD CHIEFS SCOUT STRIKE TALK Look to President for Aid if Eight Hour Law is Killqd. CLEVELAND. Ohio, Nov. 17.-Conn-dent that should the Adamson eight hour law fall, President Wilson will provide another measure which will In sure trainmen an elght-hoUr day, heads of the various brotherhoods here to day scouted the possibility of a general strike In January. Warren H, Htone, head of tho Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, said that If toe Adamson flight-hour law was knocked out trainmen looked to President Wilson for an effcctlvo sub stitute. Possibilities that the strike vote taken last summer would not 'hold good for a strike In January loomed up today, and brotherhood officials said this ques tion would have to be determined at a meeting to be held In Washington on Monaay. W. S. Carter, president of the Brother hood of locomotive Firemen, and rienrgo H, Sines, vice president of the Brotherhood of Tiallrad Trainmen, both doubt the possibility of n strike. 'IA railroad strike Is a remote possi bility." said Sines. William O. Lee. president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, alone refused to comment on the situa tion. Northern Pacific Boosts Pay of Road's Employes ST PAUL, Minn., Nov 17. North ern PaclAc ermloyea drawing less than V-'on a in nth will get J 5 to 10 I'lore, starting next month, the road tifurlals voluntarily announced today The high cost of living employes mm c 'Mimt a assigned as the leun-ii for the Increase. NEW AWSARE Proclamation Issued For Thanksgiving Day President, in' Manifesto, Asks America to Contribute "Out of Our Abundant Means" to Relief Of War Sufferers. "America was asked today by President Wilson in his Thanks giving proclamation to "contribute out of our abundant means" to the relief of the inhabitants of the belligerent countries of Europe, "upon whom the curse and terror of war arc so pitilessly fallen." Setting Thursday, November 30, as the date for Thanksgiving Day, the proclamation is as follows: It has long been the custom of our people to turn, In the fruitful autumn of the year, in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for His many blessings and mercies to us as a notion. The.year that has elapsed since wo last observed our day of thanksgiving has been rich in blessings to us as a people, but the whole face of the world haa been darkened by war. In the midst of our peace and happiness, our thoughts dwell with painful disquiet upon the struggles and sufferings of the nations at war, and of the peoples upon whom war has brought dis aster without choice or possibility of escape on. their part. We cannot think of our own happiness without thinking also of their pitiful distress. Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do appoint Thursday, the thirtieth day of No vember, as a day of national thanksgiving and prayer, and urge and advise the people to re sort to their several places of worship on that day. to render thanks to Almighty God for the blessings of peace and unbroken prosperity which He has bestowed POLICE BAFFLED IN T Without a Single Clue to Work Upon Suspect To Be Re leased. Without a single clue to work on, :ho police have abandoned practically all Jiope of catching the thugs who attacked Mrs. Anna M. Scherer, a nurse, lrli"K!o - j rama road, near Connecticut avenue northwest, Monday night, and Alice Tllghman. a colored domestic, near Thirtieth and Porter streets northwest, Wednesday night. Central Office detectives have redou bled their efforts, however, to run down the two hold-un men who got JJO from Luther A. Acker at Tenth street and Massachusetts avenue nortliweat Satur day night, and KS from Allen C. Jamme son In his grocery store nt 120O Four and-a-half street southwest Sunday night. "In the cases of both women," said Inspector Qrant, this morning, "we have absolutely nothing to work on. Neither or tnem was aoie io ciescrino tne man who attacked her. We are exertlnfc ' every effort, however, to get the two white men who did tho first two "jobs" The police have been unable to get' nnvthtnir definite unon which to hold the second negro arrested on suspicion in tho Scherer case Wednesday night, and he probably will be released today. Dr. II .11. Hawxhrrst, attending Mrs. Scherer, who Is at Homeopathic Hos pital, said this morning her condition was very satisfactory, und that ho be lieved she would be able to leave the hospital In a week. CLERKS ASK WILSON FOR PENSION BILL Petition President to Urge Measure at Next Congress. Covernment workers In Washing ton have petitioned President Wilson to urge upon Congress passage of a civil service pension measuro at the coming session. Resolutions prepared by a large as sociation active In agitation for re tirement legislation . have been re ceived at the White House. Various bodies which hove been working for retirement are enlisting the aid of all organizations nf Gov ernment clerks, prior to their mass meeting In January, at which they hope to make n strong appeal for pen sion legislation. Leaders In the movement feel hope ful that President Wilson will In clude some mention of ponston legis lation in his message, because of the favorable attitude toward It of a ma jority of his Cabinet members. fuellIght economy urged for french PARIS. Nov. 17. Louis Malvy, min ister of the Interior, has Instructed the prefects of every department In France to appeal for co-opcratlon of tho people with mayors of the com munes to reduce as far as possible the lighting of their homes and busi ness establishments. Bills posted throughout Paris and signed by the officials Invite every householder to restrict both heating and lighting. The poster concludes: "It la hoped that these demands will be manfully accepted In vlow of the need of seconding the efforts of our soldiers In the trenches. It Is the duty of the people In tho rear to add to the force of the armies. Tho whole of France must fight." Austrian Aviators Shell Three Towns on Isonzo HERMN (via Tuckcrton wireless), Nov. 17. Dombardmvt af Ronchl, Do berdo, and Vermegllano, held by Ital ians, by Austrian hydro-aeroplanes was announced today In the Austro-IIun-gnrlan official statements made public here, Thn nltnrk was made In tlm early HUG Lf E i inornln of November II and was "most successful," according to the statement, upon our beloved country In auch unstinted measure. Ana i olio urge and suggest our duty In this, our day of peace and BuuuuKiicr. io imnii in aeep sym pathy of tho peoples of the world upon whom the curse and terror of war has so pitilessly fallen, and to contribute out of their abundant means to the relief of their suffer ings. Our people could, In no better way, show their real attitude to ward the present struggle of the nations, than by contributing out of their abundance to the relief of the sufferings which war has brought In Its train. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be af- , llxed. I Done at the city of Washington, this "seventeenth day of Novem ber. In the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six teen, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and forty-first. ' WOODROW WILSON. (Seal) Hy the President ROBERT LANSING, Secretary of State. T Mme. Sophie Traubman Says She's Fifth' Wife of George A. Schroeder. NRW YORK. Nov. 17.-Declarlng she is the fifth wife of deorgc A. Schroe der, and that he may haw seveml nth - er' wives, at least one, living, Mme, Sophie Traubman. formerly a'slngerUn the Metropolitan Opera Company will appear today In the Tombs court as a witness against Bchroeder, who Is held on her charge that he Is a bigamist. Schroeder, who Is a member of a prominent Cleveland family, met the singer at Liverpool while she was on her way to this country from Germany at the outbreak of the war. She soys she consented to marry him after they had reached the United States, and declares ho fleeced her of ft.500. Learns Truth, on Honeymoon. Mme. Traubman says she forced her husband to accompany her to piv. land to the home of his family and there iearnp(1 Bhp waa ,, flfth ' ,,. ,-..,,. .. ...... "H """ w,re- ..v...uu., s,..t oaiciis, iieu irom tlie house. Since then Mme. Traubman has been seeking evidence on which to prosecute Schroeder. She went to England and found Mrs. Schroeder No. 2. Arrangements were mado with Scotland Yard officials to have Schroeder arrested. The English wifo met Schroeder. but he discovered tho detective, made a quick dash for a taxlcab, and escaped. The Enellsh wife ulnn ril.nnt,.....i Mme. Traubman recently learned he was In New York. The quick action In making tho arrest was due. It is said, to a report Schroeder was about to leave New Yorlc on a long trip. Schroeder, she declares, deserted her In London on a second trip nnd she waa forced to ask nld of Whltelaw Held, then the American ambassador, to get home, v It Is alleged Schroeder married Miss Helen C. McOhle, of Concord, Mass., and she also will be a witness today. A marrlago at London nlso Is re corded. COLONEL ROOSEVELT TO VISIT FIJI ISLANDS Plans to Take Two Months Vaca tion Beginning in February. NEV; YORK. Nov. 17. Although the Fiji's and tho Polynesian's, of Sa moa, don't know It yet. their respec tive Islands are due fop a tilt, nnd tho South Pacific Is due for somewhat nf a splash, so to speak, next February i; . is going io visit 'em. It is understood this trln l in stltute the Colonel's vncatlon after the tuiiipuiHii iuuurn no unuertooK In the iiicicoin ui iviinntjs rj, tiugnos, Mrs Roosevelt will accompany tho Colonel! Roosovelt shose Samoa nnd the Fill Islands because they are both highly spoken of by physicians as above the average In climate, nnd,- too, because Roosevelt believes they will nfford him n good playground for tho rather ariou?. v1acat,,np lie generally tnkes. The Colonel plans to start about February 1. He hasn't decldod yet whether to go through the Panama Canal or across the Continent to San Francisco for his start. He will be gone probnbly two months. Poor Board Threatens To Seize Election Bets SUNBURY. Pa.. Nov. 17.-Moro than $2,000 bet on tho Wllspn-Hughes fight Is In Jeopardy here over a throat of the poor dlreotors to attach the money and take It for poor purposes. It Is said a law. passed In 1872 makes It manda tory' for- the directors or the pood to cause the arrest of bettors or stakehold ers, and that money be contlscatcd. Wires are being pulled among politi cians to prevent tho threatened raid I nnd exposure of the bettors, some of OPERA STAR CHARGES HUSBAND IS OIGAMIS I whom ore prominent In business and noclal affairs, 0 8 CAR LOADS OF COAL GOME IN; CRISIS PASSING Fuel Situation Better Than It Has Been for Weeks,-Say Officials. CLIMAX CAME YESTERDAY One Apartment House Unabe to Furnish Heat Until 10 . o'clock in Morning. The coal situation In Washington to day was brighter than It has been In several weeks. Tills Improvement was Indicated by the arrival of six car loads of soft coal for delivery to Government departments, and by Uvo more cor loads for 'the District building nnd tho schools, that the situation would be butt?: from apartments nnd office buildings were further encouraged by the Weather Bureau's prediction of warmer weather tonight and tomorrow. The coal shortage In Washington, It became known today, renched Its climax yesterday. One opartmenf house was unable to furnish any heat until coal urrlvcd nt 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Dwellers Shivered. Meanwhile tho apartment dwellers shivered In the coldest morning of the season, nnd led the rental agent a merry chnse hy telephones and personal calls. With tho delivery to the Federal and District government offices of enough coal to tide thorn over the rest af this week, the rontructors gave assurance Government officials nd manage! of now on, Those contractors said they had In formation from the mines that more con I would he shipped, and from thtt rullroHd comjmnk'H Unit shipments would be expedited. M. C. Iluigrove, purchasing officer of the District, said today he had been told that it Is probnble that from six to eight curs dally for use of the schools might be coming In shortly. Jiiincs I Wllmeth. chief clerk of the Treasury, said that he had been In formed that more coal might be ex pected from now on. More Cars in Transit. Severn1 more cars are In transit with coal, which will be. delivered to the schools as soon ns It arrives. Some dealers report that thev have cars on the way. but that thev liavo been delaved In shipment. Coal dealers rcmulned reticent to day In the face of t- better condi tions. Thev have, decided, by com mon agreement, not to talk about the shortage of coal, and they pre served this attitude, even with more conl arriving. Mr. Hargrove Iiodcs to receive by this evening reports on an Inventory now being taken of the amount of coal at each school building. Enough coal la on hand now so that no more transfers .need be made for a time. Despite the promise of more cool from the contractors, bids will be re ceived by Mr. Hargrove tn Monday. Thn number of these bids, and the prices asked, ar exnerted to shed considerable light on the dealers' opinion regarding the coal prospects for the next month, The six cars of coal for the Gov ernment, about 300 tons, will be dis tributed among tho Bureuu of En graving and Printing, the Agricul tural Department, tho Treasury, nid the Stnte, War. and Navy building, uccording to their needs. Tho coal for Government use ar rived Just lthe nick of time. The Agricultural department started out the day with eight tons, enough for half a day. UNIVERSAL TRANSFER HEARING IS PLANNED Meeting to Follow Sessions on Prop erty Valuations. ' Following the hearings on the valua tion of tho Capital Traction Company and Washington Hallway and Kloctrlc Company properties, a public hearing will he held by tho Public 'Utilities Commission on the universal transfer question. The conclusion reached by tho com mission following tho hearing on uni versal trnnsfers on October f, 1913. was that It Is a rate question. Tho public utilities luw provides that upon Its own Initiative or upon "reasonablo com plaint" mado agaius a public utility that any of Its rates aro unreasonable or unlutftly discriminatory, the com mission may Investigate, but that no order affecting rates shall bo entered without u formal hearing. Conrad II. Syme. general counsel for tho commission Is understood to agree with the opinion of his preccdcssor..the lato K. H. Thomas, that the act of 1S!M providing for reciprocal transfers bo tween tho Metropolitan Railway, now a port of tho Washington Railway and Electric Company, and connecting lines cannot bo construed as requiring uni versal transfers, , It is upon this act thr Federation of Citizens' Associations bases Its peti tion tor the Issuance qf a universal transfer order. Lynching Rumors Cause Negro's Secret Removal FREDERICK, Md Nov. 17.-Wlth rumors of tho formation of "lynching parties" circulating throughout tho county Uko wildfire, and after thneBro hod been held without ball for Oic ac tion of the February court, Clayton Crampton, seventeen, was removed to tho Baltlmorewjall last night. Crampton Is charged with assaulting Anna Mary Wagner, tho four-year-old daughter of John W. Wagner, of Ilar tholows, He wns taken from the local Jail In a closed nutomobllo, and was well on Ills way to Ualtlmoro when his ermoval was learned. Commander of U-Liner, Damaged in Smash VixrrTmsesxicsas II ,.,t-.j:vMatji:xJwv CA'PT. PAUL KOENIG. And Price Keeps on Rising as Demand Here and Abroad Continues to Grow. The United States l shipping more eggs than ever before to Europe. There are nearly n fourth less eggs In cold storage now than there were a year ago. The price of eggs Is unusually high for this season. Sixty cents was the retail price today for fresh eggs. In tho face of these conditions the demand for eggs continues unabated, This combination of circumstances, many denlcrs freely predict, will bring "75-cent eggs" by Thanksgiving. Tho nerslstent demand for eggs, n the face of tho hlirher iirlocn In nt. trlbutrd to the prosperity of the coun try. Works in "Vicious Circle." This same prosperity works in a "vi cious circle," for It Is regarded as a contributory factor In the lessened sup ply and the consequent high price. Because higher wages have resulted in a greater consumption of egita than usual in this country. In 'addition to the greater shipments abroad. Shipment of eggs for tho first elrht months of this year were worth 13,450.000, while the egg exports for a similar period In 1914 amounted to but II, 177,000. In conjunction with this, the United States Department of Agriculture re ports from HG cold storages. 2,877,641 ?Rr"ce"po5f. PS'S"' . n" compared with 4,riS9,r.9n in I17 storages on October 1. The 152 storages that roported hold ings November 1 of this vear and last show n nresent stock of 2,791,295 cases, as compared with 3.CR6.53.1 coses last vear. a difference of 892, 238 cases, or 2i.2 per rent. Price Going Up. Prices of. rrs, dealers predict, will 1ud .n cettlna higher until Thanks giving. Some farmers. It is stated, have sold noultry because of the high prices of chicken feed. It Is said some farmors found poultry feed so high that It was unprofitable to sell c- '. despite the higher egg prices. Added, to other causes of high priced eggs Is the eomDlalnt v.Card from manv fnrmlng districts that the hens aro on n strike. Farmers com nlaln that Invlng this year has been neiow normal. TO DISCUSS PLANTO RESTRICT BUILDING Matter to Be Taken Up by Mt. Pleasant Citizens' Association. Tho proposal to restrict the building of business structures In tho residential sections of the city will be taken up to morrow night' by tho Mt. Pleasant Citi zens' Association at Brown Retty Inn, Sixteenth strct and Park road. The IlorlarAl nmendment will come In for considerable discussion. Tho report of tho Caldwell committee on the muni cipal garhuge disposal plant will ulso bo considered. Munitions Manufacture Army Board Is Appointed The War Department announced, to day tho following board to Investigate the advisability of complete Govern ment manufacture of munitions: Colonel Kernon, Twenty-eighth In fantry; Lieutenant Summerall, Field Artillery; Major Fuller, Benedict Crowell. Cleveland; R. Q. Rhelt, unarieston, ri. (.'. Cotton Sells at 21 Cents For First Time Since '61 NEW YORK, Nov. 17.--Cotton sold nt -1 cents today for the first time slnco the civil war when May deliv ery touched that figure. i IssBkli .ssiBBi lift .- .. JV-U - w-f MW1,H EGG EXPORTS GO UP SUPPLY 1 U-LINER SINKS TUG AND KILLS FIVE; RETURNS TO PORT Attempted Dash to Sea by DeutschlanS Ends In Collision With Boat jn Her Convoy. ' . Submarine Not Badly Hurt. RUMOR OF ATTACK ON FREIGHTER Story of Mysterious Craft's Attempt to Ram Submersible,' However, Finds No Con firmation at Pier in New London. NEW LONDON, Nov. 17. An attempted dash to sea by the German merchant submarine Deutschland ended early today In a collision between the super-submersible and an escorting tug, in which Captain Gunfcy .and four members of the tug's crew were drowned. The Deutschland, bound for Bremen, put back to port immediately after the collision, and by 5 o'clock this morning was again warped into her pier. She was once more shielded by the liner Willehad, her "mother ship, ' and the big steel net was swung into place to further guard her. Late this morning a report was circulated that a mys terious motorboat tried to ram the Deutschland, and that, in attempting to protect the submarine, the tug swung di rectly in the path of the uridersea freighter. . RUM0R NQT CONFIRMED. ALLIES Mil .BULBAR FOSTBESSSll Monastir, Flanked by Sarrail's Army, Must Soon Surrender, Says London. i LONDON, Nov. lT.-Fall of Monast' within three days .was confidently pre dicted here today with receipt of fresh news of the victorious progress toward the. Macedonian city of French, Italian, Russian, and Serbian forces. Fighting through snow, sleet, and mud, the four allies have Impetuously swung twice in flanking movements of gigantic magni tude and have a vise-like grip on the Monastir neighborhood. General Sarrall refused to be drawn into attacking the Bulgarian defenses to the south of Monastir defenses which Sofia some time ago pronounced impregnable and according to all ro ports which reach here, has forced re tirement of tho Bulgarian-Teutonic de fenders from these positions without their hardly striking a blow, by tho threat of strong enveloping movement. Would Be Blow to Bulgaria. The foil of Monastir will be a dis tinct blow at Bulgarian pride, and ex perts hero predicted another appeal from Sofia for German asslstanoi In retaking the city. Its natural Impor tance Is not great, but Bulgaria ap parently 'attaches sentimental value to holding of the city. Ono Immediate effect of the- allies' advance, it was expected here, would be relief from General von Falken- hayn s rorwaru movement inm mm mania. Military observers believe some of his forces will bo diverted to render assistance to the retreating Ilulgnrlans north of Monastir, Just now Roumanla Is feeling the effect of this strong movement south ward of tho Teutonic forces, von Falkcnhayn having- crossed tho Cnr- (Contlnued on Second Page.) HIGH PRICES DRIVE OUT 1,500 BAKERIES War Has Had Disastrous Effect on Industry. CHICAGO, Nov. 17.-More than 1 ,600 batteries have been closed throughout tho United States slnco August 1 nnd others aro dally going out of business as tho result of tho soaring prices of grain, flour and other commodities UBed III utimiiB. This announcement wns maoo loony by J. M. Bell, general secretary of tne National Association or Master iiagcrs of Amorlca. on his return to Chicago from a meeting of tho executive board of the association In Memphis, Tcnn., at whlc.li the high cost of living problem was the topic. Mr. Bell said; i "While tho consumer byr the heavy burden, tho fast Is now known In busi ness circles that present conditions are putting n large number of establish ments dealing In food commodities out of business. . . "This Is true not only tn the bakery business, but In many other lines of food supplies, While the wnr has seemed to help somo Industries tho bak ing und other food trudes have been sleadllv receiving blows, which, If they continue-, will have a permanent disas trous effect." i Inquiry at the pier of the Eastern Forwarding Company, where the Deutschlnnd again rests, brought KO confirmation of the rumor, however. Work was Immediately begun by a workmen to learn tne bmerslble's damage as second collision during Pier when sho made her start from ! Bremen, apd was held up ten days for 1 repairs. 1 A reuort was received here this afternoon from Plum Island that a strange submarine with a gun mount ed on deck had been sighted toward the midway Conncclcut shore, near Bartlett's reef, Long Island Sound. The vessel was visible, according to the report, through a light snow storm. Treacherous Stretch. The collision this morning occurred In the treacherous stretch of water between Fishers and Little Gull Islands, known as The Race. .The water thero is 250 feet deep. A strong cuirent, sucked landward and sea ward through the narrow stretch at the mouth of Long Island Sound, makes It ono of the danger points In that vicinity. The tug T. A. -Scott. Jr., la said to have attempted to cross the Deutsch land's bows while the Scott boats and the tug Cassle, acting a& rear guard for the submarine, were steaming along at twelve knots an hour. Splitting Crafth. There was a splitting crash as a great hole was torn in tho Scott's side. She broko In two and sank within threo minutes. The crew had no chance to reach 'the lifeboats. Cap tain .Gurney,' In the wheel house, Is baJleved to have been crushed to death. The four sailors who went down with Ciurney were all below docks, trapped like rats. They are Engineer Willi 11am A. Caton. Edward Stone, fireman . Eugene Duzant, deckhand, and Clarence Davison, cook. Thrown Into Water. Captain Hlnsch, 'of the Kustern For warding Company, which owns the Deutschland, was aboard tho Scott, and was thrown Into tho water. Sailors from the Deutschland eapc overboard and dragged him on the submersible. He wns nearly dead from shock and cdld. The tug Cassle's men helped In the rescue of other members of tho Scott's crew, 'and stpamed back with tho Deutschland. Since the Deutschland came back hero under her own.steani. It Is not believed she sustained any serious Uamitge. Hur ried examination led Eastern Forward ing Company officials to bellcvo sho would bo ready for sen again tn n few days at the most. Running on Surface. Tho Deutschland was running on the surface ot tho tlmo of the accident While thero was no heavy sea, the cur rent, according to tho Cassle's crew, was unusually strong. Because of this and the Inky darkness, the Deutschland 3 lookout did not sco the Scott quick enough to sound iin alarm. All lights that had not been extin guished were Blinded In order to raake escapo for tho DeutBchlnnd easier. This ' added to tho difficulty In keeping tha distance, between tho boats. The race Is about flvo miles due couth of tho Thames mouth. . Rumor Are Revived. ' As the big boat went out today rumors again were revived regarding a possible lighting suhmarlne escort for her. The fact that tho boat's departure appeared to hove been suddenly de cided upon led to belief that Captain Koenlg had received word that tho sub marine cruiser had nppoarcd oft the coast and wns awaiting the merchant man. Several thousand gallons- of oil were put aboard early last night. It had been brought In a hurry from "Palme, Mass., by spcolal train. Kiistarn Forwarding Company offU clals rofused Uj tient seriously, appre hension of a mn, dressed as a laborer.