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|» VOLUME XXXXfV BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1913 1*J PAGES NUMBER 311 NO COMPLICATIONS IN' THE EITEL CASE, SAY GERMAN OFFICIALS - . - WHETHER CRUISER WIEE BE INTERNED MAY NOT BE DECIDED FOR SEVERAL WEEKS United States Officials to Keep Secret Time Allowed German Vessel to Make Repairs ACTION ON CASE IS HELD UP PENDING * AN INVESTIGATION w •/TIP — Voluntary Releasing of Cap tives on Board the Ship Disposes of Neutrality Phase of Problem VI Washington, K»wh 13.—Official* of the American government have decided that the time allowed the Merman raider Prlna Eltel Friedrich to repair at Newport Newa ahall remain an of ficial aecret. Whether or not the vcn ael 1* to be Interned probably will not he decided until the expiration of thla time limit, believed to be at leaat three weeks. If the Kite I decides to renew her *\ cruise the United Stntes will keep »e- « cret not only the time limit tor re- . pairs but the hour of her departure. The belief prevails in official quarters that the vessel eventually will intern, although the decision of the commander to have the repairs made has puzzled of ficials here, since if the ship does not put to sea it would be useless to pay for tem porary repairs. j As for the questions raised by the sink , irg of the American ship Frye, state de partment officials did nothing today be yond further considering facts already presented. Until the investigation is com pleted, no ' diplomatic action will be taken. It Is generally understood that unless Germany makes voluntary repa ration a protest will be lodged with a re quest for damages. The German embassy, through its naval attache, Captain Boy-Ed, has investigated } circumstances surrounding the sinking of the Frye and is in communication with Berlin concerning this question as well as a decision on the internment of the Prinz Eitel. A decision on these ques tions Icj not expected for several days, but the prevailing opinion among German of ficials here is that the case will not pre i sent any complications. The belief exists In many quarters that the usual repara • tlon In such cases will be made by Ger many and the Incident closed. ! The voluntary release of the captives aboard the Prinz Eltel disposed of the only phase of neutrality which bad arisen In connection with the vessel's arrival at Newport News. CRUISER ORDERED TO PATROL HARBOR Washington. March li.—Secretary Daniels late today announced that the armored cruiser Brooklyn, receiving ship at the Boston navy yard, had been order to patrol the harbor there to guard against neutrality violations. Although officials hero continue to deny that any evidence hud been dis covered to bear out stories of a plot to turn German steamers laid up nt American ports into warships and rush them to sea, developments of the past three days have demonstrated the gov ernment’s determination to take ex traordinary precautions against any neutrality violation. Four warships and a coast guard cutter now have been detailed lor pa trol duty in Boston und New York har tiors. DRESDEN BELIEVED HIDING IN CREEK Victoria, B. C., March 12.—One of the allied warships, returning from the south end- of South America, brings the report that it is generally believed about Cape Horn that the small German cruiser Dres den. sole survivor of the fleet defeated by the British off the Falkland Islands, U hiding in one of the numDeriess creexs along the coast of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego. The Dresden has not Deen seen since ■he left Punta Arenas soon after the bat tle. She eluded two British cruisers that followed her. The British vessels seeking the Dresden have requested that seaplanes be sent which might spy out the Dresden’s hiding place. MEXICANS DETAIN AMERICAN MINER 1£1 Paso, Tex., March 12.—Leonard Worcester, Jr., an American mining man, has not been released from the penitentiary at Chihuahua City, nl i though the Waahlngton state depart ment hap made representations Jn , hl» behalf. Gtorge C. Garothere, who la in s El Paao, made a complete report today V of the Incident to Washington. I Worcester was arrested several weeks ago in connection with the purclmse from a Mexican of ora for a St. Lduls mining company. Hla friends and com pany officials declare efforts were mpde to have him released on bond. Mezldp.a officials say Worcester refused to .Ac cept the bond releaaa. THE PfilNZ EITEL j WILL NOT LEAVE j AMERICAN PORT UNTIL WAR ENDS —CAPT. H. H. KIEHNE I Captain of American Ship Sunk by German Cruiser Positive Warship Will Be Interned DECLINES TO GIVE AUTHORITY FOR HIS STATEMENT Cruiser’s Captain Reiterates Intention of Leaving Just as Soon as Vessel is Made Seaworthy Newport News, Va., March 12.—“I ;an say positively that the Prinz Eitel Friedrich never will leave this port until the end of the European war.” This declaration was made tonight •o a representative of the Associated Press by Capt. H. H. Kiehne, master* >f the American sailing ship William E\ Frye, which the tier man raider lestroyed in the south Atlantic ocean lanuary 28 last. Captain Kiehne hud Just bade fare well to Commander Thierichens of the Herman cruiser, had paid off his crew md was leaving for Washington to re real the details of his ship’s destruc tion directly to heads of the govern ment. “Why do you make such a positive statement?” the American captain was isked. “That 1 will not say,” he replied, “but [ know she has come here to stay un til the war is over.” Notwithstanding- this the compandor d£ the Kite! Friedrich tonight reiter ated that it is Ills purpose to leave American waters as soon as possible. Reason for Action Regarding the reasons for the sink ing of the American ship Frye by the Herman cruiser, it was reported to night that officers of the converted cruiser reached a decision after finding in the Frye’s papers a record that the •hip with its cargo of wheat was bound for “Queenstown, Falmouth or Ply mouth for orders.” Under the British proclamation of contraband, it was pointed out that foodstuffs were -lassed as conditional contraband if .•onsigned to a fortified port. Plymouth, England, is a fortified port. Captain Kiehne also threw addi :ional light tonight on the coming of he fcitel Friedrich to this American port and insisted that the German com mander did not choose Newport News lazardly as a port of safety. “After February 20,” said the cap :ain, “the Germans entire*./ changed :heir tactics. Up to that time when ever a smoke smudge was sighted :here was a cry of ‘Alarm, Alarm. Ev :ry man was ordered to the guns arid :he ship sailed straight for the .smoke. \fter the sinking of the Willerby there was a change. “From then on the Friedrich ran from everything. On the last three lights 1 knew that the officers were getting the wireless from British •ruisers. On the last two nights her ore passing into the Virginia capes i lie order to the crew was ‘Everybody to he guns; nobody to sleep.’ On the last light two of the British cruisers were vithin 10 miles of us.” Captain Kiehne said that several of he German officers asked him 10 or 2 days ago if he knew where they vere going to land. “I told them I knew they were go ng to Newport News, where they •ould find a good shipyard,” said Went Due West •'Then they asked me what l con ■ideied the best course to follow to jscape detection. I told them to hang -o the longitude right up and then :o strike due westerly Into the coast. 1’hat is exactly what they did." Two of Captain ICiehne’s crew re fused to accept payment today because of a decision based on statutory law that they were entitled to wages only until January 28, the day the Frye wus sunk. All other members of the crew accepted payment under protest and urged that the German govern ment should pay them for 43 days spent on board the raider. But despite their shortage of pay the crew of the Frye tonight sent "with their compliments" to the German cruiser eight kegs of beer for the crew and cigars for the officers’ mess. Late today a naval board of three, un der orders of Rear Admiral Beatty, head Bd by Naval Constructor Dubose, lnspect sd the Eitel Friedrich. Under regulations which require that all warships coming Into American ports be examined, they made a survey of the ship. Naval Con structor Dubose would not discuss his report, which will be forwarded to Wash ington at once for Information guiding officials with reference to the request of the Friedrich's commander for time to repair his vessel. Other members of the board were Lieutenant Commander Nor ris and Lieutenant- Allen. Following this Inspection, the Eitel Friedrich, having heen scraped and palnt Bd below the water line. It was announced she/would withdraw from drydock to morrow and move in one of the ship yard piers to await Information from Washington as to the request for repairs. Collector of Customs Hamilton today sent to Commander Thlerlchens the fol lowing latter, after he had been Informed tt the commander’s opinion that It would PRINCIPALS IN DUAL LIFE EXPOSURE URJ. \ JAMES 1 DUDLEY* / / 11—_ VIMINiUS J. MAYO «, THAW CASE WITH m . •• — ™ -‘-j™™ * Recess Declared by Court Until This Morning and Body Is Locked Up for the Night New York, March 12.—The jury sit ting in the case of Harry Kendall Thaw and four codefendants oti trial charged with conspiracy was locked up late tonight after it had deliber ated for nearly five hours and failed to find a verdict. Thaw, who had been waiting void from tlie jury room in the sheriff's office, directly above the courtroom, was taken back to the Tombs prison to spend the night. In the hope that a verdict ultimate ly might be found, the presiding su preme court justice and attorneys for both sides remained in the criminal courts building until 11:22 o’clock. Then Justice Page caused tiio an nouncement to be made that he had decided to declare a recess until 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. Thaw will be brought back from the Tom os to the sheriff’s office at that time. The jurors, it was apparent, from ques tions asked when its foreman came In f >r* instructions, seemed to he divided on the question as to what Thaw’s legal status was at the time of his escape, and what part his belief that he had a right to flee should play in the determina tion of a verdict. The case went to the jury late today after completion of the rross-examlna tior- f Thaw and the delivery of oloaUig addresses to the Jury by attorneys for all the interests concerned. In his charge t.o the Jury, the presiding justice said that the question of Thaw’s sanity should enter into the case only insofar as he might no shown to have a mental capacity to enter into a criminal act and Intended to do so. At 11:22 o’clock the jury was ordered locked up for the night und a recess of court was declared until 10 o’clock to morrow morning. The Thaw’ case went to the jury at 5:29 p. m. The Thaw jury went to dinner at 6:50 o’clock. Indications then were that no report from the jury could be expected before 9 p. m. at the earliest. When Mr. Cook concluded his address to the jury Justice Page had the fore man determine whether his associates preferred to go on with the case or recess until tomorrow. The jury elected to continue and Justice Page began his charge. He said that it was not necessary for the people of the state of _>Jew York to prove that the parties to an alleged conspiracy had come together in order to prove the conspiracy. “If they act in concert,” said Justice Page, “that is sufficient to establish their participation. Previous acquaintance Is unnecessary. If you find that the ac-j tions of the codefendants here were so timed that they acted in concert with! I < Continued on Page Two) ••••«••••*••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■••«• '•••••••••••••••••••••••a•••••••••••••••••••«•••••••< WIFE OF RICHES! Mrs. John I). Rockefeller Passes Away at Tarry town After Long Illness Tarry town. X. Y.. .March 12.—Mrs. John L>. Rockefeller, wife of the richest man In the world, died suddenly today in her 76th year at tlie Rockefeller country home In Pocantfoo Hills. She had been an invalid for a year, but during the last, few months her health had ho improved that the rapid turn for the worse which her illness took early today was not an ticipated by her family. For this reason it happened that the only relative at her bedside when she died at 10:20 a. m. was her sister. Miss Lucy M. fc^pelman. Her husband aud her JSOli, Jo.in J . rtofkefoiler, Jr., *1/ e at Ormond, Fla,, where they went—Mr. Rockefeller, Sr., on February 28, and his son last Friday, accompanied by his wife— believing that Mrs Rockefeller was grow ing better. Notified by telephone early today of the critical change in her condi tion, they left at once for Jacksonville, where arrangements were quickly made for a special train to bring them to New York. They were expected to arrive some time tomorrow evening. Mrs. E. Parmelee Prentice, one of Mrs. Rockefeller’s two daughters, was sum* moned from New York hut failed to ar rive before her mother’s death. The other daughter, Mrs. Harold Fowler Mc Cormick of Chicago, is in Switzerland recuperating from an Illness. Her hus band was about to sail tomorrow to join her, but cancelled his passage and came 111 Since 1912 Until the arrival of Mr. Rockefeller fu neral arrangements will be held in abey ance. but it was thought at the Rocke-1 feller house today that burial undoubtedly would take place in Cleveland, where the Rockefeller family plot is loc|ted. It was thought probable that funeral ser <Continued on Pave Eight) %jMSS lltUAN may Mrs. Florence Mayo, who lives with her three grown daughters in Scranton, ' Pa., announced that she was the midi* voreed wife of Virglnlus J. Mayo, head of the Mayo R adiator company of New Haven. Conn., and that when he married her in 1890 he said he was a widower. Although she had not seen him in 13 years, she said there could be no doubt of his identity. She said she recognized his photograph and several quoted state ments which she said were the same he had used when they lived together. If tho story from Scranton is correct, this Mrs. Mayo Is the third known wife of Mayo. The lirst would have been the one he described as dead when he married Miss Florence Weeks of Scranton. The second would he the Scranton Mrs. Mayo. “Mrs. Dudley,” In Brooklyn, never went under the name of Mayo. ZAPATA I IS U. S. Demands Early Pun ishment of Offenders and Reparation for Dead Man’s Family Washington, March 12.—Encouraging advices telling of the relief of the food famine in Mexico City through the evac uation of the capital by the forces of General Obrcgon, the Carranza comman der, were beclouded today by the news that on the entry 'of the Zapata troops John B. McManus, an American citizen, was murdered—shot down in his home, the door of which had been sealed with the coat of arms of the United States, and over which flew the Stars and Stripes. Instant demand was made by th Bra zilian minister on behalf of the United States government for the punishment of those guilty of the crime. After n con ference between President Wilson and his cabinet. Secretary Bryan telegraphed the Brazilian minister approving of the ac (Continued on Page Bight.) THE PRINZ EITEL FRIEDRICH’S CAPTAIN TELLS OF VOYAGE Newport News, Va., March 12.—Captain Max Thierichens, commander of the German converted cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich, merchant raider for the fatherland In the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and destroyer of an American ship, today broke his seal of silence since he reached anchorage in an American port. The German commander whd brought his ship and prize crews here last Wednesday said he had been too busy to talk for publication until now and he consented to say a few words: 1 was never interviewed, ine capiam said smilingly, as he sat In his cabin of the Friedrich In dry dock. The commander was asked if his his toric raid of the seas was over. ‘‘Fest welter,” be exclaimed In German, meaning, as he explained, "We haven’t given It up by a long way." The officer emphasized his statement with a slam of his fist on the table, and continued: "We had luck, and we shall have more, I hope.” “As you know,” Commander Thierlch ens continued, "we cruised for days with out seeing a thing off Chile. Our coal was almost gone. We were really In a bad way. Then one day we sighted a sailing ship flying no flag. A squad went aboard and demanded that she show uer colors. She admitted that she was the Frenoh sfiTp Jean. “When wo read the signal wig-wagged back by our boarding craw it was as If a roast pigeon were to fly into the moutn of a starving man. ‘French ship Jean,' came the message, ‘loaded with best Car diff ooal.' Heavy See Running "But that was not all. There was # heavy sea running, and we did not dare come alongside without risking smash ing both hulls. Bo I gave orders that we sail her to the. nearest place. I found an Ideal place called Faster Island on an atlas. Our crew took her oyer, but later I offered the French a chance to sail their own ship under our orders with pay and they accepted. “But this was too alow for us so ws iiux iif (■ k a e.nain aim iuwe« net. >***«;„ we weie under way again we sighted an other ship. We made her out as the English boat Kildalton and took after her with our towline perking along be hind. We soon finished her and then pro ceeded till wo reached Easter Island with our prise. We landed and when wo found there was no particular danger wo rested and quietly coaled. It was like feed ing a hungry man." The captain explained that before he landed the crews of the Jean and the Kildalton he ascertained that an English man's yacht was In the harbor and that word could easily be taken for their re lief. Next to coal the greatest need the Eltel felt in her long Journey, the commander said, was water. Not only for drinking, he explained, but for washing. Because of the water shortage, he said, the Eltel anchored in the rain belt, near Pernam buco, and spreaded all sails—not per pendicularly, but flat—and waited, and In 48 hours the rains descended and the tanks were Ailed. "We were out of the track ol liners,’* said the captain, "and could hardly believe it when we saw the French steamship Florlde appearing." Her* Commander Thlerlchens pi.used to-give word of sincere praise for the Florida's captain. “There Is a real gentleman,” he said with enthusiasm, referring to Captain Hotsslon. "At first his patriotism and the loss of his boat made It hard for him to compose himself on our boat, but later when he had accepted the sit uation he bofe his position like a true gentleman. Planted Flawem | The commander's glance chanced to (all on a few green sprigs of wheat , ?• ,* '■ |> , V - V’/' %r* vV^ KrUVVlilfS Aioill ii UOA III mo ..... clow. “You can’t imagine what that little ] growing green meant to us,” he said. , “Even in the cities you can at least look into a florist’s shop. But through these months on the sea we yearned for it. Ho when we reached Easter Island we filled baskets with earth and then a competition began. All we had to plant were beans and peas and we soon found that they were not growing. Wo were just about ready to give up evej; seeing our window gardens green when there came a wheat ship. We planted some of it and you see it is growing.” A strange little Christmas tree at the captain's elbow, still bearing its gold and candles, was a relic the of ficer said of the Christmas celebra tion. On the stand was a souvenir of the captain’s forty-first birthday, cel ebrated yesterday in this port. It was an elaborately framed poem, which the commander smilingly explained was \ the present of the noncommissioned of ficers “Gesangverein.” kater, as the commander went on deck, the author was personally congratulated with a warm handshake. Hanging on the wall in the cap tain’s cabin was the shell of a tropical : fish and lying on the table were pho tographs which the captain proudly displayed as his “farthest south” rec ord. They, showed two great icebergs and a wide grey ice field. “We went far south of the Horn," he explained, “for it was after the bat tles on the coast and we were afraid of the straits. Then we were up in the tropics, shooting sharks." “Despite the changes of weather and the hazards of the cruiss,” the commander added as the interview closed, “we have not lost a single life and the crew we have toduy is the same to a man as that which left Tsingtau many months ago and ready to take another chance." COMMISSIONER KOLB 10 AID IN SEARCH FOR I - I Shortage Is Reflection on His Department, Says Commissioner I - _ jAPPEARS BEFORE PROBE COMMITTEE Shortage in Billingsley's Vccounts is j Over Bight Thousand Dollars. Says Special Examiner J. H. t’raig By t*. S. BETTY Montuomery, March 12.—( Special.» Dcclarlna that he considered the whorl nice In C. limner Hlllliur»le> **» acc«»untw a reflection upon himself nw well as upon the former pure food nod driiu clerk of hlw department, (-apt. Ileuhen F. Ivnlli, former commissioner of fi*rl eiiltnre anil Imluwtrlew, this afternoon went before the joint Iegtwlatl%e In vewtigntina committee anil pledged hlw effortw to the committee In Itw search for Mr. Illlllnawley. Mr. Billingsley’s accounts have been checked short l>y Special Examiner .1. IT. Craig to an amount exceeding 0 and, although a warrant was dworn out for him by K\a miner Craig short ly after his report to the investigat ing committee, the former pure food end drug clerk had not been arrested jit S o’clock tonight. Mr. Billingsley is said to be in Elmore county, where his parents live, but officials .t the capital had no Information of his whereabouts at the time tho warrant whs issued, lie has not been in Mont gomery for nearly two weeks. Captain Kolb, under whom Mr. 'TU1 ingslcy served, declared to tho com mittee that he was greatly surprised to know that a clerk of Jits depart ment had failed to account tor all money and stated that he had endeav ored to get him to come to Montgom ery to answer allegations, but that he had been unsuccessful. Examiner Craig made another ro port on Mr, Billingsley's hooks ..o tin* investigating committee this afternoon but tho contents of the report wer* not given out. it is known that Mr. Craig has begun an examination of the de partment from its establishment in March, 1911. PLAIN TO PROFIT BY NEW DISCOVERIES V’lfWiijifttiui, tfartb 1*.%-,Secretary Dane announced today that the United States buteau of mines hud entered Into a co operative arrangement with tho Aetna Explosives company of New York, for tho development on a commercial scale of tho process discovered by Dr. Walter !•'. Itittman, a bureau expert, for the manu facture of benzol and tuiuol from petro leum. Through Dr, Pittman's discoveries it is expected bases for dyestuffs and high explosives heretofore utmost exclusively imported from Germany will be drawn from petroleum and independent producers may double their output of gasoline. The announcement was made after to day’s cabinet meeting, and after Presi dent Wilson had approved the plan. Sec retary Dane, as trustee for the public, already had applied for patents. Under the agreement the Aetna com pany undertakes to devote the stun of not less than 1200,000 to the construction ot apparatus and machinery necessary to make exhaustive tests of the new dis covery. Development work will be carried on in Pittsburg. “It is expected that the co-operation will be productive of great benefits,” said Secretary Dane, “inasmuch as it will en able the process to be tried out immedi ately on a lurge scale of operations, and will permit tho bureau of mines, at an early date, to publish the full details of a com mercially workable process. “The contract expressly provides that all devices, improvements, processes and Inventions of any kind evolved la tho de velopment of the process shall be sub ject to patent by the bureau of mines for the benefit of the public. The work will be carried on under the direct super vision of Dr. Riltman, who will have ex clusive control and direction of the ex perimental work.” MEXICANS LIKE PRESIDENT’S REPLY Vera Cruz, March 12.—It was announced today in official circles that President Wilson's acknowledgement of General Carranza’s reply to the Washington note relative to conditions In Mexico City hod pleased the officials at Carranza’s head quarters, who regarded the reply as con ciliatordy. The people in Vera Cruz are not in formed as to what in transpiring in Mex ico City. It is officially admitted that Carranza's troops have evacuated the city, and it is assumed that Zapata troops have taken possession. John R. SNIimaii 1ms transmitted to General Carranza the Washington request that Carranza permit the movement of Red Cross supplies over the portion of the railroad between Vera Crus and Mex ico City which he controls. It is said General Carranza will not object to the transportation of these supplies. DAUGHTER OF PAGE ENGAGED TO MARRY l^ondon, March 12.—<10 p. m.)—Walter Hines Page, the American ambassador, ’and Mrs. Page have announced the en gagement of their daughter, Katherine, to Charles Creely Loring, son of the late Gen. Charles Rorlug of Boston. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD I— Look for no complication In the Fbtel case. Thaw jury deadlocked. Kolb to aid In hunt for Billingsley. British cruiser sunk. 3—Governor designates clean-up week. 3— What the war is oostlng. 4— Editorial comment. 6— Climax of Fashion Week today. Protest against split tickets. Negro killed by Jitney bus. B—Society. 7— Urges changes In judiciary system. 8— Sports. II— Markets. 12—Terrible stories of Kurd invasion. BRITISH AUXILIARY CRUISER LOSTSAYS OFFICIAL REPORT; 200 LIVES ARE LOST The English Admiralty An nounces Sinking of the Bayno While Engaged in Patrol Duty CRUISER BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SUNK BY GERMAN TORPEDO English Seek to Prevent Re inforcements in East by Taking Sudden Offensive in the West Rondon, March 13.—(12:45 a. m.) The admiralty announces the loss of the auxiliary cruiser Itayunn while the vessel was engaged in patrol duty. In its statement of the disaster the admiralty says: “On March II wreckage of the Hayano and bodies were discovered and circumstances point to her having been sunk by an enemy torpedo. “Right officers and Itt men were rescued, but it is feared that the re mainder of the crew were lost. "The captain of the Belfast steamer Custlcreagh reports passing Thursday mro-illng a quantity of wreckage and bodies floating in life bolts. He attempted to search for possible survivors, but was prevented by the appearance of an enemy submarine, which gave chase for 20 min utes." The Bayano was a comparatively new steamer. She wus built at Glasgow . in 1913 ami was owned by Elder &. Kyffes before being taken over by the British government and fitted out us an auxiliary cruiser. The Bayano was of 3500 tons dis placement and -115 foot long. The Belfast correspondent of the Dally Telegraph says the Bayano was torpedoed Thursday morning at 9 r’clock tiff Corse wall Point, Wigtown shire, Scotland, and that nearly 200 lives were lost. The vessel had a crew of about 2J6 men on board. TJ * cruiser sanK a most immediately. Wigtownshire is the southwesternniost county in Scotland. 'It lies on tho nortn channel, which leads into the Irish sea from the Atlantic. The lg survivors of the Bayano were rescued by the Belfast steamer Bal merino. They were afloat on a raft. An other steamer picked up one of the Bayano'b lifeboats, which was adrift and also two of her rafts. Tho survivors were landed at Ayr. The captain of the Balmerino, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph's correspondent at Belfast, said that the collier was on a voyage from Belfast to Ayr when at 8:30 o'clock Tnurs day morning, four miles from Block heud, he saw a low-lying object In the water. Ills first Impression was that It was a submarine, but on closer Inspec tion a cluster of men were observed making signals with garments at tached to an oar. When the collier got closer tho crew of tlie Balmerino found two rafts and ship's boat upturned with 26 men on them. "Two of the men,” said the captain, “had no other clothing than shirts and others only their sleeping garments. All were more dead than alivo from wet, cold and exposure, but cheered us as we neared them. Boats were lowered and tlie men were transferred, which took a long time owing to the difficulty of moving the wounded and famished members of the group.” Eighteen Removed The captain said that two of the rescued men were so far gone that tn another half hour he believed they would have perished. Eighteen of tin men on tho raft, Including two doc tors, were removed to the Balmerino. After these were safely got aboard -j, boat was making a second Journey to the rafts when the armed merchant man Tara arrived on the scene and took off H»© remaining eight sur vivors. “The men were given warm cloth ing and restoratives,” continued tho captain. "They were overjoyed at their rescue. They said the Bayano sank within a few minutes after being tor pedoed. “There was a terrific explosion and the vessel went down by the bows. The explosion created a great amount of damage and some of the lifeboats (Continued on Png© Eight.) SUNDAY’S AGE-HERALD Among articles by Women writers ill tomorrow's Age-Herald will be the following: "Anw Now We See the Delectable Powder Puff at Work Again," by Dolly Dalrymple. Mary Chamberlain contributes '"Kid Cops' In New York." Marlon Harland's subject is “Your Husband's Favorite Keclpe." Flora Milner Harrison writes on "Im provement Associations of Birmingham Schools Have Done Most Excellent Work.' Frances Cowles takes up "The Lon don Family." Among striking articles on foreign topics will be: "Warsaw Fiddles While Poland Burns," writes Byron Lomax from Warsaw. "Fresh Meats for European Soldiers." is by Frank G. Carpenter. Among other articles worthy of nots will be: "Henry Clay and Modern Soigne,’ Bill Vines. "Up and Down Broadway," Allen Griffin Johnson. George Randolph Chaster continues his novel. "Runaway June."