Newspaper Page Text
ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
I LAST EDITION 4:30 O'CLOCK VOL. L.I1I. NO. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., MO JS DAY, JULY 4, 104. PRICE TWO CENTS. FRIGHTFUL LOSS OF LIFE THE AIR CHILLY WAIT ON WEATHER SEVEN HUNDRED PERSONS PERISH FAR OUT AT SEA ON THE WABASH RAILWAY When President Roosevelt Arrived at Oyster Bay for His Vacation. Armies in North Have Practically Suspended Operations for the Present. GORMAN MAY BE OUTOF IT Report He Has With drawn His Name From Consideration Train Strikes an Open Switch at 4-5 Miles an Hour. EIGHTEEN ARE KILLED LABOR CONVENTION CALLED AT VICTOR Union Men Are to Go to Colorado to Study Situation Among The Miners Carelessness of Em ployes Belived to be Responsible. Litchfield, III., July 4. The list of dead as a result of the Wabash wreck here last night now numbers 18, two of the injured having died. A wreck ing crew is at work and may uncover other victims. Two more bodies were taken from the wreckage this morning. Litchfield. III.. July 4. An open switch, no one knows why, a heavy train laden with July 4th excursionists to St. Louis, an engineer bent on mak ing up time who could have seen the open switch signal, but didn't. 14 per sons killed and 35 horribly burned and mangled. Fourteen dead bave been identified. This story tells the wreck of the regular Chlcago-St. Ixmis train on the Wabash here at .r:4 yesterday after noon. It was train No. 11 that left Chicago at 1 1 a. m.. consisting of eight coaches and a baggage car. It was :: minutes late and was going at 4." miles an hour when it struck the switch. The coaches, except the last two. crashed into the engine, which turned completely around after strik ing; the Ihx cars. To add to the hor ror lire consumed the train. Several excursionists who are missing are be lieved to have been burned. The general impression is that the wreck was due to the carelessness of a railroad in ploy e in charge of the Switch. The switch was found OfK3U after the wreck anil the lock on the ground rind the semaphore showed the switch to be open, but it was not no ticed until tiH late to avert the col lision. LM r ihr Dead. BARDBR. JACOB P Park Biver, N l.. delegate to democratic convention. DIETBICK, HARRY M . Toledo, Ohio, BICHSTADT, L A . Chicago. (iAl.AISK. CHABLBS, Cblcao. UTTHKR, Mlts. C. J . Milwaukee. Wis NOACK, BICHIB, 'J year Arlinston HeJahte, in. MM.I.S. I it . l. catnr, til. I'KKKINS. MItS. I. Chicago. BANFORD, JAMBS, Decatur, engin eer. smith. BAMUXL, B reman. ROGBR8, -. train dispatcher. S P1KRKK. I.'RAI.I). Montreal. Dntdestlfled woman, ino pounds, dark skirt, sateen shirt waist, tn third couch. Unidea tilled man. heavily Unlit, weds -d in fourth coach, body burned, l.lat efl tkr Injured. AsQUltch. s. Am Waterloo, loam Archibald, w. M . Hoaeoye Kails, x. Y. Halls. William. Chicago. Candy. Mrs. Milwaukee, wis. Kills. Otossoa 8.. Marsh Held. Wis. Ftzzoiio. James, TaytorrlBe, III li.issdiv.iv, M.irr M St Kmiis. .r Groin. Joseph. I'hli-afto. r-hrit. Aloif. Chicago. Oohrig. Mrs. Theresa, wife. Gehrig. Willie, grandchild t rears, cut OU body. Konyon. Mrs Anna. Kttm p N. Y. Kitt. Mm Oertrude, Chliag-. Kltt. Mary, .ikciI in. daagUter. I- u l hadly. Kitt. Joseph, seed t-. son, borne t, Kuaoeht, WUeot, Chicago Li vlngston. collectoc on train. Macomhcr. G. S . IVrrjr, N. Y. Mills. Rov. M M. Bant 1st minister. Bridge toa, (owa. Nuack, Miss Huldah. Arlington Heights HI. Rink. Henry, Cincinnati. Ohio. Roberts. Jame R. t'atlln. Ind. Rose. K. H-. BtveraMe, CM. Kubens. Harry S.. Chicago. Sehrader. William J.. Chicago. Smith. Frank. Chicago. Smith. Mrs. s. I... Chicago. Smith. Miss Florence Chicago. Tcnncy. R. F. Ada, Minn. Tenncy. Mrs. R. F.. wife. Titson. Miss Fanny, Chicago. Thorp. W. B.. Chester. Pa. Ward. Charles. Chicago . Weber. Mrs. Klirabeth. Chicago. Cvaakea lata open Iwllta, Railroad officials assert that t he switch was not used during the after noon, and that the switch was opened by some crank who had secured the keys, t'orone; W. A. Gray is inves- Chicago. July 4. A big labor con vention will be called to meet at Vic tor. Colo., on Aug. 25 by the Chicago Federation of Labor as a means of encouraging the union miners. Lvery labor organization in the country will be requested to send two delegates with full power to represent Their respective bodies. Preparations for the big meeting will begin next week, when the notice;: will be pre pared and mailed. "We have been told it is not so much financial assistance that the Col orado miners need." said John J. Ryan. who led the movement for the conven tion. r.B the mine owners out then, need to be shown the strength of or ganized labor. Let us go out. then. and beard the lion in his den. I jet us see whether they will throw us out as they have the miners. "After we have visited the ground where the trouble is we can best judge what assistance to offer the strikers. If they need money we can vote it to them then." ARMENIAN MASSACRE HAS ALREADY BEGUN BAND BUM, SALUTE FORGOTTEN TovTBNpropIr QuarrrlinK Anionic Thein arhrn Left Executive to Relative. Province of Von Swept Turkish Troops Said to Be Taking Part in Affair LONDON, July 4. In connection with the cablegram which American Secretary of state Hay received from Ispahan. Persia, July 2, signed by "Armenian bishops In Persia.' saying that "Turkish barbarians were mas sacring thousands of Armenians." ami humbly soliciting the "United r",.,.i's government in the name of Christian ity to save innocent lives." the Daily Chronicle this morning prints the fol lowing telegram, dated Tanris, Per sia. June 30: "It is announced from a perfectly reliable source that in the vicinity of Van (a fortified city of Turkish Ar menia) on June 21 Kurds and Turkish regulars attacked Armenian travelers killing them as revolutionists. "This is the beginning of a general massacre in the- province of Van. The people are in terror." There la no official verification here of the Chronicle's dispatch, but there have been rumors of trouble in Ar menia for some time. There is much interest displayed in the outcome of the so-called reforms promised by the sultan. make up that time and with a clear track it is reported a speed of 45 miles an hour was reached. Engineer Sandford whistled for a crossing just before striking the switch, but did not notice the danger signal of the sema phore, and the train sped into the open switch. Too late the engineer whistled for brakes. There was an awful crash, the engine plowed into a train of empty box cars 3' yards from ttu switch, knocking four to one side of the track, and turned a complete cir cle. snapping the tender off 100 yards down the track. The baggage car and smoker and the next coach were thrown across the track at right an glos to the engine. The others crash ed itno them end first. Fire, ignited by the locomotive Are box. in three minutes had gone through the train. Engineer George Sandford and Fire man Samuel Smi'h were caught under the engine. Their bodies have not been recovered. Two Krnr (nra Saved. The conductor, being on a rear car. escaped injury. The last car was a special from Three Rivers. Wis., and with the preceding one was uncoupled and saved. Within a few minutes after the wreck Mayor W. J. King. Chief of Po lice Goodwin, and 100 citizens engag ed in the rescue work. The dead were taken from the cars and laid on the grass. The townspeople were prompt in offering vehicles and a procession of carriages to the St. Francis hospi tal a mile away lasted for over an hour. Several died on the way. The hos pital was not large enough to accom modate the injured and they were laid on the grass outside or taken to hotels. To add to the confusion the electric lights at the hospital went out and the surgeons were compelled to work by smoky lamps. Two Roman Catholic priests gave consolation to the dying. Killed With Baseball Bat. Sioux City. Ia . July 4. H. C. Ed- tigating and said there would probably munds and Will 9 . William, of Meek- be arrests. j lin. S IV. quarreled over money, and When the train reached Honey j Edmunds killed Williams with a base Bend. 2o miles north of Litchfield, it hall bat. Edmunds is held for mur wss M minutes late. In an effort tojder and claims self defense. Oyster Bay, L. L, July 4. Between BOO and 1,000 of the president's neigh bors and friends gathered about Oys ter Bay railroad station Saturday af ternoon to welcome him U his sum mer home on Sagamore Hill. There was nt handshaking, no words of weJ come and no cheering, or demonstra fion of any sort, except the popping of a few giant firecrackers and the endeavor of the village band to play Hail to the Chief." A space had been roped off under the station shed and in this opening was a group of 20 or more of the president's relatives, who were the first and only persons he shook hands with or spoke to as he alighted from the train. On the opposite side of the station were Mrs. Roosevelt and the Roosevelt children. President llurri.--. Inny. The president, preceded by Secre tary Loeb. rushed through the narrow space and sprang into the carriage with Mrs. Roosevelt and was driven away, followed by several carriages conveying other members of the fam ily and his closest friends. This describes what took place at me raiiroau station. un his way through the village and along the road to Sagamore Hill there were a few demonstrations of cordial welcome. In many places flags were unfurled from windows and housetops, groups of cit izens cheered him as he passed, and just outside the village 800 school children lined up alongside the road, waved flags and cheered. The chilly reception at the railroad Station was precisely what had been expected. President Roosevelt had been informed of the jealousies and bickerings among the townspeople that hat! resulted in the upsetting of all plans for an appropriate reception, and made the best of it. When the president appeared the band started to play "Hail to the Chief." but just at that instant a crowd of energetic and curious women surg ed forward, sweeping the members of the band off on to the track. The mu sicians all began to play, but while the "E" flat cornet and one of the altos led off all right with "Hail to the Chief." the trombone and one of the bass horns started out with "Auld Lang Syne" and the bass drum caught the tempo of "A Hot Time In the Old Town Tonight." 1'otkoI the Salute. The arrangement for firing a salute of 21 guns as the president's train rolled in got tangled up just as badly as did the musical program Thomas J. Allison, president of the Roosevelt Campaign club of Oyster Bay. which was supposed to have charge of the reception, announced that he hail named a "cannon commit tee, which failed to serve, and that the 21 -gun salute would be fired in proper shape. A few minutes before the arrival of the president's train, someone inquir ed about the saluting gun. and it de veloped that it was up in Allison's barn, and the cannon committee had not been near it. Then there was mighty skirmishing for giant fire crackers, and the requisite 21 were procured. But only 17 of them went off, so the salute was cut short. BY THE CONVENTION RUSSIANS CLAIM ADVANTAGE Humor rronoxU Ion llait Been Made for the Surrender of Port Arthur. Liao Yang. July 4. Seeing the impos sibility of bringing about a decisive battle in consequence of the retirement of the Japanese and the heavy rains, Kuropatkin is retiring to HaiCheng. The Japanese have retired to a sandv Illinois Democratic Con- I:ft of the country to await better weather. The two armies are now ZIONIST THEODOR HERZL IS NO MORE Leader of the Movement to Establish a Jewish Republic, has Passed Away test Goes to a Subcommittee. bivouacked on the other side of Dalin pass Probably Only n Humor Tokio, July 4. It is reported Russia St. Louis, July 4. it is said at Par- ' ,U,U"B" r raiu t "ntre1 l sur- ker headquarters today that Gorman ren',er Ar,hur to JaPri" together iin us snips ami arms mere provni ing the garrison is freed. Confirnut- delegation and which will reach here t ion of the report is impossible. It is today in which the senator will say I generally regarded as untrue he declines to be a candidate for pres ident. Parker people are now claiming the nomination for their man on the first ballot notwithstanding the arrival of the Tammany contingent who claim Parker could not carry New York state, and count upon the aid of Gor man in accomplishing Parker's nomi nation. The national committee this morn ing took up the contests for tempor ary seats in the convention. IllinolM Context to Sub-Committee. As soon as the Illinois fight was tak- Favornhle to Itunaia. Liao Yang, July 4. Recent succes ses of the Russians at Dalin and in Maj. Gen. Mistchenko's engagement with the Japanese have rendered a much better feeling here. It is report ed that in the fighting of June 20-27 the Japanese lost 8,000 men and their losses in operations against Mistchen ko's were 1,500. A striking feature of the last engage ment at Dalin as well as in the light with the Mistehenko force, the apan ese tried a bayonet charge, to which they had not previously been partial. Their lines went to the charge with IA. m .,.... 1.. 1. ..1. .. : .1 , '., I eii uy n as Breu uS uum nmca noud cries of "Alvar! Alvar!" but al- ueuer way to seme me matter was io f - ,bpv . n1W(.,, permit it to rest with a subcommittee . , flri which should report to the national Siivh Thi'i- r. Pmirlv t'...l committee later. The subcommittee I ' " will i. r.n,,w,.,i lorrolv ,,.n fav-1 ullt' 1,1 lnt' Japanese prisoners, cap- orable to the Harrison-Hearst forces. tun'(J b' Mistehenko states that pro visions oi me Japanese are running out and the troops arc badly fed. For two days prior to his capture, the pris oner said, the Japanese had eaten nothing, and this statement is confirm ed by the Japanese. The Japanese commissary is entirely supplied by Ja pan and the course of department without sea communication and effect of the loss of many boats in the recent storm is beginning to be severely felt. Will Conl in Krnncc. Paris. July 4. The report that France will permit the Russian Halt ic Will He No Split. St. Ixiuis. July 4. The democratic national convention, which will begin in St. Louis Wednesday, will not be exactly a love feast, but the prelim inaries indicate that the feeling which resulted in a bolt eight years ago has been overcome sufficiently to prevent any split this year. The convention will be called to or der at noon Wednesday by James K Jones of Arkansas, chairman of the national committee. Former Senator Jones will make his Ikw, and if in clined to speech-making will follow with his valedictorv. Eight years ago , . , . , . , . .. .. far east is officially confirmed. The Vienna; July 4. - Dr. Theodor HersL founder of the Zionist movement and president of the Zionist congress, is dead. Dr. Theodor Herzl. who had barelv reached middle age. 14. has been var iously described by writers who were at once charmed by the rich radiance of his personality and inspired by the intensity of his belief in self. He was an idealist to his finger tips, anil yet he succeeded in convincing thous anils of his coreligionists that his dreams were practical and in enlisting the sympathy and co-operation of thi most exalted personages in the world. To Herzel the prophecy of Isaiah was no mere poetic wail to be read over by a rabbi or intoned by a cantor at the week end: "And he shall set up an ensign for the nations and shall as semble the outcasts of Israel, and ather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth This text was the impetus of his life work- Through Dr. Herzl's efforts the Jew ish Colonial Trust, the most remark able financial movement the world has ever witnessed, raised $250,000 to fur ther their plans. He believed that his people weiv essential to the world. and be said: "Our common history has Buffered a long break, and only in our own time has an understanding and a union between the separated sections of our people become possi ble." For many years prior to his death Dr. Herzl has lived in Vienna, but he was a native of Buda-Pesth. Associated with Dr. Herzl was Dr. Max Nordau, also a native of Buda Pesth, who will succeed to the presi dency of the Zionist congress. Steamer Laden With Nor wegian Emigrants, Strikes a Rock. BOUND FOR NEW YORK CITIZENS MAY LYNCH NON-UNION MINERS West Columbia, W. Va., Residents Resolve on Vengeance After Two Boys are Shot by Foreigners he stepped to the fore when the old party machine surrendered the reins of power. There is to be another change, and Chairman Jones will hand over the scepter to another. Mny be Conic Content A four days' convention seems most probable, with the chance for a pro privilege is to be kept within the strict limits of international law. NEW CRUISER COLORADO MAKES 22 KNOTS ON TRIAL Philadelphia. Pa.. July I. The new armored cruiser Colorado returned to AN EMPIRE FOR S2.000.000: BACxvS OUT OF THE DEAL London. July 4 The Daily Express this morning prints copies of cable grams and other details showing that Jacques Lebaudy, the young French man who styles himself "emperor of all the Saharas." a few months ago entered into an agreement with the sultain of Morocco through the foreign minister. Mohammed El Torres, agree ing to lend the sultan 2,000.000, at 7 per cent on the security of the sul tan's note of hand only, provided the sultan acknowledge Lebaudy as emper or of Sahara. Further. Lebaudv orom- ised to do everything in his power to keep France out of Moroccan terri tory. The sultan in turn agreed to discontinue negotiations for a French loan. When the sultan came to the terms and when Lebsndy had aefnallv become a Mohammedan, which the sultan required. Lebaudy grew tired and threw up the whole arrangement. longation of the proceedings into the h's dock at Cramp's shipyard yester following week if the ttghl on the pres- day after the successful builders' trial idential nomination lasts more than in the deep water just out two or three ballots. side of Delaware breakwater. All on On (he opening day nothing will board were enthusiastic over the re take place in the convention, aside I suit of the trial and the belief was from the keynote speech of the tern- repeatedly expressed that the contract porsry chairman and the appointment speed requirement of 22 knots an hour of the regular committees. The great will be greatly exceeded on the official interest on Wednsnday. which proba-1 trial. One of i he officials in charge of bly will linger into the small hours I the operation of the ship declared his of Thursday morning, wil be centered I conviction that she will be able to in the contests to come up before the make very nearly 22 knots under nat- committee on credentials and the nrai draugnt work of the committee on resolutions ARMY OFFICER SUICIDES: COULD NOT 8T0P DRINKING Honolulu. July 4. First Lieutenant Gilford S. Garber. of the I'nited States army committed suicide here yester day, shooting himself in the mouth. He had been out with some compan ions and left the following note: "It's no use: I cannot stop drin'.inc." Garber left a check for $130 to the The reports of these committees on the second day of the convention will open the floodgates of oratory, and what a symiKjsium there is in store! Bourke Cochran, the eloquent man from the east: William Jennings Bry an, the peerless leader of the last two campaigns; Towne and Grady, of . New York; David B. Hill, and a host of others, will be primed with thoughts to which they will give expression at the moment that seems to them re spectively the psychological one. Oth er orators of lesser prominence will be fretting for the opportunity to get in their speeches. Not in years has there been the prospect for so much impromptu eloquence to stir the cotin- 0NE KILLED IN A WRECK NEAR SEDALIa, MISSOURI Sedalia. Mo.. July I. Engineer Rob- G. Beasmore of Sedalia was killed and three men were injured in a col lision between two light Missouri Pa cific engines near here. The injured, all of whom Will recov er, are: Hickman. T. A., engineer, St. Louis. Risen, O. D.. conductor. Jefferuon City. Young, C. F.. fireman, St. Louis VICTIMS OF CELEBRATION OF FOURTH IN ADVANCE Chicasro Jnlv 4 Fourth nff Jntw :m. try as is promised for this week in the I ,dents ' were , wRh fafa, uU city of St. Louis SpeeebeN it Prepared. Days and even weeks before the re in Chicago yesterday, pleasure trips and fireworks resulting in death and injury. The dead: Thomas Szscech, publican national convention of 19o4 157 Fifty-third court, Cragin: drowned was called to order in Chicago the big jn lake. John Tadija, It; years old. IOC, speeches that were to be delivered West Division street; drowned in were in type in all the newspaper of- lake fiees of the country, having been sent out in advance by the press associa- DUM0NT LEAVES AIRSHIP tions. That was a cut-and-dried af fair, notable in manv respects for the excellence of the oratorv that was a St. Louis, July 4. M. Santos-Dumont nart of it. It lacked however, the ex- has left for Paris, business with the citing element of exoectancv that I eustoms OilrislB relstive to the expor- characterizes the approaching event tation of the mutilated envelope of his - ' I ai 1 3 l 1 1 J ON EXHIBITION AT THE FAIR Pomeroy, Ohio, July 4. Friction be tween residents of West Columbia, W. Va., and imported nonunion Italian miners, culminating in the murder of a boy and the shooting of another Sat urday night, may result in lynching. Against Tona Pitta, leader of the Italians, who is in jail, is laid the mur der, and at a mass meeting held reso lutions were adopted favoring a lynch ing party last night. The meeting in itself nearly resulted in a tragedy. While the meeting was in session an Italian was discovered in the crowd taking notes. He was Chased down the river a mile and mobbed and then thrown into the riv er. He was rescind and taken to the Ohio side. The village is being patrolled by county officers with shotguns. The authorities are preparing to resist an expected attack on 2 Italians under guard at West Columbia and on the prisoners in jail at Point Pleasant. The victims of the Italians are Philip Russell, aged 1L who is dead, and Howard Van Meter, who is wound ed. They were shot on the street, apparently wantonly, while Pitta and a party of 25 Italians were drinking and parading the streets. Pitta and four companions are in jail at Point Pleasant, W. Va . and the rest of the 25 Italians are guarded in a big barn at West Columbia. SIXTH NOT ONLY REGIMENT IN STATE TO LOSE COMPANY Springfield. 111., July 4. Upon the recommendation of Col. J. Hack Tan ner, of the 1 tn infantrv. I. N. ;., com pany K. of Mound City, has been mustered out of the service of the state. The company commander was ordered to turn all property over to CoL Tanner. The muste ring out of the company is alleged to be the result of bitter strife relative to the financial proceeds of an entertainment given some time ago. It is alleged that the former captain tried to turn the money over to the succeeding officers. Founders on Isle of Rockall, Isolated Peak in Atlantic Reef. St. Ornoway. Scotland, July 4. One hundred one survivors of the steamer Norge have been landed here. They are in a woeful plight, nearly all being naked. under the auspices of the party of the opposition. In this case not a single speech has been prepared in advance. It is known who the great orators are to be. but the things they are to say and the manner in which they are to say them ilenenrl lirwtll Ihi' fvicnnift rf fhn mn order of a friend. First Lieutenant . I.J. T- . . . m . , . - . , . ,,"r" 'ei. u 1 tie artillery, ana an Tllt. - ,ha , ,.,r ms company iunus.j,;DC8 of tnejr SBHll(innme efforts his accounts are straight. His home I. is at Madison. Wis. 1 (Continued on Kichth Paze.) balloon having delayed his departure. He took only the envelope with him. leaving the rest of the ship on exhi bition at the Brazilian building. English Lad the Winner. St. Louis, July 4 English Iad, 7 to 39, owned by Fred Derby and the purse of (12,345 in a gallop at the fair jrround Saturday. Moharib BUBLINOT0N ENGINEER IS KILLED IN A COLLISION jl Crosse, Wis., July 4. In a head on collision between a switch engine and a fast stock train on the Bur lington road at Lytles, George Thep son of Ia Crosse, engineer of the switch engine, was killed. Both en gines and several cars were wrecked. Clayton Will Retire. Mexico City, July 4. Ambassador was sec- Clayton says he will retire from the oud, three lengths behind Knglish Lad. i public at the conclusion of the present and IS lengths ahead of EI wood. Eng lish Lad clearly outclassed the field. term and that ha has determined to ac cept no public office in the future. London, July 4. Over 700 Danish and Norwegian emigrants bound for New York are believed to have been drowned in the north Atlantic Juno 2S. Out of nearly 800 souls on board the Danish steamer Norge. which left Copenhagen June 22. only 27 are known to be alive and for the rest 1111 hope is held out. When last seen the Norge was sink- nig where sue struck on tne islet or Rockall, whose Isolated peak raises itself from a deadly Atlantic reef some 20 miles on tne west coast or Scot land. Early on the morning of last Tues day the Norge, which was out of her course in heavy weather, ran tin the Rockall reef, which in the distance looks like a ship under full sail. The Norge was quickly backed off, but the heavy seas poured through a rent iu her bows. I.IIVIioiiIm r npnlxtMl. The emigrants, who were then 1 waiting breakfast below, ran on deck. Phe hatchways were scarcely built for these hundreds of souls and became logged. The Norge quickly began to go town by the head. Eight boats were lowered, and into these the women ind Children wire hurriedly put. Six of these boats smashed against, the side of the Norge and their helpless inmates were caught up by the heavy seas. Two boat loads got safely away from the side of the sinking ship and many of the emigrants who were left on board, seizing life belts, threw themselves into the sea and were drowned. Capt. Qundel, so say the survivors, stood on the bridge of I he doomed vessel until it could be seen no more. The Norge foundered suddenly and some 600 terrified emigrants were thrown into the water or drawn down with the sinking ship. Those who could swim tried to reach the boats, but these were already too full and their occupants beat off the drowning wretches with oars. Tm Other Baata MImIm. The boats kept together for some hours. Practically all of their occu pants were passengers and were not used to handling such craft. The boat occupied by the survivors landed at Grimsby w-as a lifeboat. One account says that three boats were successfully launched, the other two holding about ten persons each. The lifeboat made faster progress and fell in with the Salvia. What became of the other lxats is not yet known. The rescue of those on the lifeboat took place at 8 o'clock on the morn ing of June 2!, the survivors consist ing of 2 men. six women and a girl. One of the survivors said that when he got on deck the Norge was half submerged and was rapidly getting lower in the water. Half mad with fright, the survivors all struggled for places in the boats. They fought their way to the big lifeboat and an officer stowed in the six women and the girl and then told the men to get in. Heroic Offlrer llrimnn. The officer then took charge and got the boat, away from the side of the Norge. Seeing that the boat was already overloaded, the officer, with great, heroism, jumped into the water and tried to board another boat which was not bo full. He failed and was drowned. In the sea by this time was a mass of struggling men, women and chil dren, gasping and choking from the effects of the water. The boat rowed clear of this seething inferno and Just as she drew away the Norge went down. Peter Nelson, one of the survivors, described as a young American, said: "For some hours we rowed in com pany with the other boats, but the strong tide drifted us away from the others and nothing has been seen of thm since. The Salvia picked us up and we were well cared for on board (Continued on Pag Light.) i