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FIRE SWEEPS SHIP; HUNDREDS DEAD
"Manager McGraw intends to work me > an d it may be my last world's series game. It is
up to me to win it. I never felt better in my life"—Christy Mathewson s statement today.
SENATOR SLAIN, HUERTA STOPS CONGRESS
MORE THAN 1 PERISH
AS STEAMER VOLTURNO
BURNS IN MID OCEAN
LIVERPOOL, t)ct. 11.—The steamship Volturno. bound
from Rotterdam to Halifax, has been burned at sea with tre
niendous loss of life. The loss of life is estimated at from 132 to
236, mostly immigrants.
News of the disaster wasjrec
( urmania. The Carmania and ni
off some of the passengers and!
The disaster occurred Friday
nißht in latitude 48.25, longitude
w.'st 34.33. The flames in the hull of
tiie Volturno had evidently got be
! • nd control of the sailors Thursday
night and raged for 24 hours before
the destruction was complete.
IHVfI HOII.ERS EXPI.ODK
The boilers exploded while the Car
mania a%l her slater liners were go
iu9 to the stricken ship's aid. tearing
iait a section of the steel hull.
A wireless message from the Cunard
iyer Carmania, which, with nine oth- j
• trans-Atlantic liners, rushed to the
I tft the burning ship, stated that j
iZt passengeTs'Smd crew were missing: }
;rd that 521 had been rescued fromJ
. total number of 757 passengers on
I card the ship.
Messages from other ships., trans
nutted by the Carmania. placed the
number of dead at from 132 to 323.
It was feared that the captain lost
ECHO OF TITAMC TRAGEDY
The Volturno disaster was an echo
' the Titanic tragedy. Radiograms
Com the rescue fleet said that the
n iiiber of lifeboats on the Volturno.
was insufficient to accommodate the
p issengers and crew.
The disasted occurred in latitude
l .25 north, longitude 34.33 west, or
it the middle of the North Atlantic.
The scene of the tragedy was about
1.300 miles east of Halifax.
The following wireless message
from the Carmania gave the first no
tice of the disaster:
WIRELESS MESSAGE TELLS TALE
"Steamer Volturno. bound from
Rotterdam for Halifax and Xew York
with 600 immigrants on board, afire
and abandoned Friday night in lati
tude 48.25 north, longitude 34.33 west.
Two hundred and thirty-six passen
The Carmania was the first liner to
pick up the "S. O. S." calls which the
operator on the Volturno was fran
' cally sending out. The Carmasila
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J WAS 74,698 NET PAID
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THE San Francisco CALL
ived today by wireless from the
c other ships stood by and took
The oftlcers of the Volturno
t AI'TXIN. it• C. INCH.
CHIEF OFFICER, H. V. Mll .-
CHIEF ENGINEER, R. DE
si rgeon. h. < ■ rton.
pfrser, wm. k. brow \.
assistant Itrser, h. c.
SEWARD, WILLIAM MAH
Among the ftr*t class pas
John Kruge and wife. Freda.
Iledwee Eberle and dnuahter.
HI la (ilpper.
' immediately repeated the calls to
| other vessels, giving the position of
NINE SHU'S GO TO RESCI H
Nine other trans-Atlantic liners
were within wireless range and sped
toward the burning ship. The race
was a thrilling one. A gale was
sweeping the seas and the rescue
ships had to pound their way through
head winds and raging waters.
In the rescue fleet were the follow
ing vessels: Carmania, La Touralne,
Minneapolis, Rappahannock. Czar.
Narra gansett. Devonian, Kroonland,
Grosser Kurfurst and Seydlitz.
The Carmania won the race to the
Volturno. She found the vessel a
' Continued on Pnge 3, Column 1
T\VENTY-T\YO PAGES—SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1913—PAGES 1 TO 12.
Kansas Man Chosen
To Prosecute Suit
James W. Orr Will Handle Case
Charging S. P. With Illegal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11.-— Attorney
General Mcßeynolds today appointed
James W. Orr of Atchison, Kan., a
special government attorney to prose
cute the suit against the Southern
Pacific involving its' holdings of Cen
tral Pacific stock.
This anti-trust suit will charge the
railroad with being a combination, in
restraint of trade, since lt holds two
competing lines, the southern route
through Arizona to El Paso and the
Central Pacific line to Ogden.
The Southern Pacifiers defense will
be that there is no similarity of busi
ness between the two routes and no
competition, especially In view of the
competitive conditions in the north
afforded by the Oregon Railroad and
Beating With Whips
! Arson and Dynamite Squads Try to
Destroy Railway Station, but
Fire Is Extinguished
LONDON. Oct. 11.—The arson, dy
namite and assaulting squads of suf
fragettes were active today.
In this city a band of suffragettes
grabbed a doctor of the Holloway
jail as he was leaving his residence
and gave him a terrible beating with
In Newcastle they attempted lo
burn the costly Heaton railway sta
; tion, but the fire was soon discovered
1 and extinguished with little damage.
I Large quantities of high explosives
j were found in the vicinity.
Farmer Is Accused
Of Being Dynamiter
REDDING, Oct. 11—A. E. Head,
whose home near Manton was dyna
mited Wednesday night, swore to a
complaint today charging a farmer.
Charles F. Hunceker, who is his
neighbor, with being the dynamiter.
Hunceker is held ln Jail here. He
and Head recently had a suit over
water rights, Head coming out vic
torious. Hunceker. when arrested,
said, "I expected it," but at the same
time declared he had nothing to do
with the crime.
Chorus of 250 for
Gaelic Club Concert
Two hundred and fifty trained sing
ers and many of the best known Gae
lic dancers In San Francisco will par
ticipate ln the thirteenth annual ball
and concert by the Original- Gaelic
dancing club In the auditorium, the
night of October 251.
Those ln charge have arranged for
several pretentious vaudeville skits.
The program Includes many of the
songs and dances reminiscent of the
early history of the "old country."
Among on committees are:
V. J. Kellelier I chairman >. Daniel Cotter,
K. J. MtKlrm. Joha Walsh. i;ii(rene McAullftV.
Timothy Quinn. Jerry MaMttl. Timothy Sal
Ursa, ['strict McAniitTe, Cornelius booty, Ed
ward Courtney, Edward McDonald. John Breen,
Ftdfs McHngh, Janes J. liarrv. Jerry Sullivan.
Mrs. .John WhlhU. Mrs. Eugene McAttlMfe Hiltl
thf Miasm Agnes KcSB. K'-nH Tatttie, Hat
tfnrette O'Hrlan. Mary Dervlri. Nellie Boyle,
Bans Keiieuer. Catherine Broderlck, May
O'Brien and Mtlo'red Kellelier.
State Medical Board
Named by Johnson
S A ('RAM EN TO. Oct. 11. —Th c 10
! j members of the new state board of
i i medical examiners to control medical
I ; agairs in California have been ap
pointed by Governor Johnson. Dr. Fred
F. (iundrum of Sacramento and Q>r. d.
j; L. Tasker and Dr. Charles B. Pink-
It,! in of Loa Angeles were appointed
(for a term of four years; Dr. 11. K.
' Alderson of San Francisco and Dr.
I | Robert A. Campbell Of l<os Angeles
foi three years; Dr. William T. Ma
i loney of Los Angeles and Dr. W. W.
Vanderburgh of San Francisco, two
years, arid Dr. s. IT. Buteau of Oak
land In. !!. Clifford Loos of San
Diego and Dr. H. I. Brown of i.os An
gel one year.
MOONEY ON VACATION
I Captain of Detectives John Mooney
left Vesterdaj foi a two weeks' va
cation. He rgeahl Hamilton Dobbin
will assume charge of the deteetiv*
au during t'Hptain Mooney's ab-
IS IN REIGN
President as Dictator Dis
solves Congress and Rules
With Army '
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 11..—General
Huerta haa suspended congress. Sen
atom and deputies were notified to
day that they need not meet thla
afternoon, as the provisional presi
dent had proclaimed a new election
for member* of congress on October
2«, the date fixed for the presidential
MEXICO CITY, Oct. II Senator
Domingaes, who disappeared on the
night of September 22 after making a
speech denouncing General Huerta ns
an assaaaln, Is dead. It was learned
today that his body was found on Sep
tember 24 at Coyocan, a suburb of the
He was arrested on the night of the
day he made bin speech. Friends of
the missing senator todaj declnred
openly their belief that be bad h
asoasslnatcd by an agenl of the pro
Investigation begun by the congress
into (he Domlngues ense will be con
tinued despite tbe arrest ot more than
100 deputies last night on direct or
ders from the administration.
MEXICO CITY. Oct. 11.—At 6 o'clock
last night all the members of the
chamber of deputies, except those who
belong to the Catholic party, were put
under arrest. The members of the
Catholic party were permitted to go
to their homes. One hundred and ten
others were taken to the penitentiary
at the order of President Huerta.
At 8 o'clock at night the part of the
city in which is situated the chamber
of deputies was practically under
martial law. Every street leading to
the chamber was controlled by troops
and nobody was permitted to pass
under penalty of arrest.
Great excitement prevails through
out the city. Store keepers every
where put up the iron shutters that
were used during the bombardment.
Trouble is expected momentarily, but
the police and soldiers are alert and
ready for any emergency.
CAUSE OF THE CLASH
At Thursday's session of the cham
ber a motion was. carried authorizing
the appointment of a committee to
investigate the alleged murder of
Senator Dominguez of the state of
Criapas, who made a speech against
President Huerta in the senate on
Yesterday President Huerta sent
Minister of Governacion Garza Aldape
to the chamber to request the depu
ties to reconsider their action of
Thursday and revoke it.
Huerta'*' reason for this request,
which was equivalent to a command,
was that the deputies had exceeded
their authority in voting to investi
gate a matter which had already been
passed upon by the Judicial part of
By arresting the deputies Huerta
practically announced his assumption
of the dictatorship of Mexico. One
hundred and thirteen are now in cus
tody and warrants are now out for
two others who have evaded arrests.
Those seized had signed resolutions
framing Huerta that the disappear
ance of I 'i>mi tiguez must be explained
and had refused to withdraw the de
mand made upon the president.
The situation here is critical. The
Seventy-ninth infantry was held mi
del arms at the barracks all night
and at dawn was reinforced by an
other regiment ready for quick ac
tion. Rapid file guns were kept ready
for immediate movement.
PLWS TO DISSOLVE CONGRESS
Hours before the time set for con
gress t<> reconvene a large force of
police and soldiers was sent to the
chamber of deputies. This indicated
that Huerta was planning to dissolve
..er it became known that Domln-
Continued oa Page S, Column T
Hunted Slayer of Two
Found Dead in House
Near Scene of Crime
Farm Hand Who Is Thought to
Have Slain Man and Wife
WEST GUILFORD, Vt., Oct. 11.—The
body of Erving Wrisley, who is be
lieved to have murdered Walter Nich
ols and his wife. Katherine, was found
today in an uninhabited house near
the Nichols home. It is believed that
he committed suicide. A shotgun was
found in Wrlsley's hands.
The double murder aroused the en
tire .county, and posses searched the
woods for miles. Wrisley, a farm
hand employed by Nichols, is said to
have been Infatuated with Mrs. Nich
ols, who was one of the prettiest
young women in the village. She re
says is the
Here's What Athletics Say:
"The series ends today—Matty or no Matty—we'll win," was
the confident statement made by Eddie Collins, second baseman
of the Athletics and hero of the world series, before today's game.
CONNIE MACK—We'll end it all today by defeating the
Giants for the fourth time. McGraw's all done in the pitching
line. Tesreau, Demaree and Marquard have fallen before us, and
I feel certain Mathewson will never start again.
CHIEF BENDER—The fighting spirit of the Giants is on the wane
and today will see the end of the series. They hit me a bit starting the
seventh inning, but this was because I began to feel that we had tht game
JOHN BARRY—V/e found Demaree just as easy as the other Giant
pitchers, and no matter who they send in today it will be the same. We
nope to get another crack at Matty, so we can number him among the
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MATHEWSON PITCHES IN
GIANT'S LAST DESPERATE
FIGHT FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Probable Lineup Today
ATHLETICS GIANTS -
E. MURPHY, R. F. HERZOG, 3B
OLDRING, L. F. DOYLE, 2B 1
COLLINS, 2B FLETCHER, SS.
BAKER, 3B BURNS, L. P.
McINNIS, !B SHAFER, C F.
STRUNK, C. F. MURRAY, R. F.
BARRY, SS. McLEAN, C.
LAPP or SCHANG, C. MERKLE, IB
SHAWKEY or BROWN, P. MATHEWSON, P.
FRANK G. MENKE
NEW YORK, Oct. 11.—Can the
mighty Christy Mathewson, the great
est pitcher that ever stepped into the
box. today again repulse the terrific
assault of those terrible Athletics and
so checkmate them ln their plans to
capture the game this afternoon —
weather permitting—and thus bring
the world series battles to a close?
Upon Matty today rested, the hope
of the Giants, of New York and of j
every National league rooter through
out the length and breadth of the
land. Witii the series 3 to 1 against
him, with his back against the wall.
Manager McGraw today decided to
send Matty, the hero of a hundred
diamond duels, the man who never
yet failed in a crisis, to battle with
the team that has hammered every'
other Giant twirler into oblivion.
It was the veteran Matty today
against one of Connie Mack's young
sters —either Brown or Shawkey—and
the Giant fans, although cognizant of
the broken down Giant machine be
Mayors and Chiefs
Of Many Cities to
Attend Police Ball
Tango Exponents Practicing Up for
Widows' and Orphans' Asso
Among the guests of honor at the
big annual ball of t/e Widows' and
Orphans association of the Oakland
police department, which wiU be
given Tuesday night in the pavilion
at Idora park, will be the mayors
and chiefs of police of all the nearby
cities, including Contra Costa points.
The list of invitations is now heing
prepared by Chief Petersen and Cap
tains C. H. Bock and J. P. Lynch.
Among the notables are a number
of exponents of the tango. lt is
understood that some of the invited
guests are spending their spare time
in perfecting themselves in this "rag."
Patrolman George Green, as chair
man of the illumination committee,
is at work with an able corps ot
assistants, and thousands of incan
descents, arranged to produce novel
effects, will be strung. Sergeant
James Walters, chairman of the deco
ration committee, will convert the
big pavilion Into a bower of Eden.
The musical program is in charge
of a committee composed of Captain
Ij. F. AgWw, Lieutenant Fred Schroe
der. Sergeant Robert Forgle, Cor
poral Al Poulter, Inspector Dennis
Holland and Patrolmen Ernest Holm
berg and Michael Moore. The other
committees are working night and
day to have everything ready for tbe
Mrs. T .1. Flynn is among the
women taking active part.
Trains in Collision;
Three Employes Killed
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct, 11. —Three
men were killed early today in a
collision between two Chicago. In
diana and Southern railroad trains at
Granger Hill, 10 miles from here. All
three were trainmen. Thomas Jeffer
son and A. H. Smith, both of Kanka
kee. 111, snd an unidentified brake
cause of injuries, backed their favor
ites at even money on the result ot
today's game, although there wer«
hardly any takers of the 3 to 1 odds
offered by Athletic backers on thn
"IT.I, DO MY BEST."—MATTY i
"I never felt better ln my life than
I do today; I'll give them the hardest
fight there is in me," said Matty this
The entire Athletic team was as
confident today. Their three victories
over the National league champions,
together with the way they have
mauled the offerings of the Giant
twirlers, with the exception of Math
ewson, gave them a feeling akin al
most to overconfldence.
The Giants, knowing that the loss
of today's game would snatch from
them forever the chance of becoming
world's champions, were preparing to
put up the battle ~of their lives. Tho
news that Mathewson was to pitch
bolstered up their spirits in a woiw
derful way and the Giants were tell«j
ing their friends that if they lost tow
day it would be because of soma
miracle wrought in favor of thai
The day dawned muggy, with heavy
rain clouds overhead, casting off oc
casional drizzles in the forenoon. Bus
the light rainfall in no way affected}
the playing field at the polo grounds*
and it seamed a certainty that the
game would be played this afternooa
if no great amount of rain fell jusj
before game time.
K.KCOHD CROWD TT'RNS OVT
A park capacity crowd was in pros*
pect today. A big crowd was ln lino
at 9 o'clock this morning. Most ofi
ther.i stayed all night around the parte
for the $1 unreserved ticket windowar
to open. Before 9 o'clock there werai
more than 4,000 rooters ln line, ami
augmentations at the rate of 1,500 ta)
2,000 an hour arrived after that time.
The New York fans are today bit*
terly criticising the way that Mo*
Graw, regarded as one of the great
est baseball generals ln the history ofl
the game, has handled his team, espe
cially the pitchers, during the present
series. They assert that McGra\*
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