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SIXTY-SECOXD YEAR. XO. 308.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1913. SIXTEEN PAGES.'
PRICE TWO CEX1-S.
IQGR
HOI EDITH
FLAMES DESTROY VESSEL
IN FULL VIEW OF 10 SHIPS
IED
Raging Gale Keeps Res
cuers at Distance for
Several Hours. .
VICTIMS IMMIGRANTS
Majority of Those Who Perish
Enroute to Canada, Reports
to New York Say. .
New York, Oct. 11. Indications
were there are no native Americans
on the Volume A nearly complete
passenger list received here from Rot
terdam showed practically all on board
were immigrants, mostly bound for
Canada.
Fishguard, Ln?.. Oct. 11 The emi
grants aboard the Volturno were com
posed of Russians, Dalmatians, Poles
and a lew Germans.
Berlin. Gernany. Oct. 11. The can-
tain of the Grosser Kurfurst, in a wire-
less report of the Volturno disaster,
nays total rescued was 523. Two full
boat loads from the Volturno were be
ing sought and it was improbable that
they would be found.
Fishguard, Eng.. Oc 11. Fire in a
raging storm in the mid-Atlantic
Thursday destroyed the liner Voltur
no, on voyage from Rotterdam to New
York, with a loss of life of eiher 13 s
or 236 passengers and crew. Ten
other liners, called by wireless, were
standing by impotent to avert the
tragedy owing to mountainous seas.
Again the wireless played a leading
part in the drama. By its means and
through rte herorsiir M lUULfi vvHoTJF!
upended to the call the lives ot 621 of
those on board the Vol'urno were
saved. . '
The Volturno is owned by the Cana
dian Northern Steamship company,
but chartered by the Uranium line.
Officials of the company declared those
on board included 24 cabin and 540
'ef rage passengers and a crew of 33,
making 657.
A wireless dispatch from the steam
ship Carmania said 521 had been
saved and 236 lost their lives. This
mkes a total of 757, or Just 100 more
than the number on board given by
the compauy. Checking available
sources indica'e an error in the wire
less transmission figures had bee
made and that the lower total of 136
is correct.
Flf.HT If ft U.K.
Ten steamers fought for hours in
the raging gai to save the passengers
and crew of the burning steamer,
which eventually was abandoned. Oc
cupants of six lifeboats thrown to sea
when the boats smashed against the
steamer's side probably drowned. Few
SUIWON
details coming by wireless promise a
graphic s'.ory of the fight made by
the crews of the 10 s'eamers which
responded to the wireless call.
The Volturno sailed from Rotterdam
October 2 for New York by way of
Halifax, where she was due next Mon
day. The Volturno. was commanded
by Captain Inch, was bull: in Glasgow
in 1!06. was 340 fee: long with a 43
foot beam. The gross tonnage was
3.581. She carried a cargo of 891 tons
on this voyage.
CAPTAI BtRR'9 MF.POHT.
Liverpool, Oct 11. Captain Barr's
official report of the disaster sent to
the Cunard line here was timed aboard
the Carmania at 6:30 this morning and
said: "The Volturno was abandoned
on account of fire Friday, Oct 10, tn
f latitude 48.25, north longitude 34.33
west All survivors were taken off."
The following list was saved on the 10
assisting steamers:
Carmania, 11; La Touraine, 40; Min
neapolis. 30; Rappahannock. 19: Cxar,
102;. Narragansett, 29; Devonian, 68;
Kroooland. 90: Grosser Kurfurst. 105;
Beydlitz. 2. Total, 521.
The figures above make the total
only 511, but it U not know- here
whether one of the items or the total
is correct Evidently there was an
error in the wireless. The Barr report
continues: "Advices from the purser
of the Volturno are that the original
number on board that vessel when she
sailed was 24 cabin passengers. 640
steerage and 93 In crew, making a
total of 757. In this slso the figures
and total do cot tally."
When the Carmanla.'whlch received
the distress signal when 78 miles dis
tant reached the vicinity of the Vol
turno at noon she found the forward
end of the distressed vessel burning
fiercely.
THROW X lTO SEA.
The flaming ship was rolling heav
ily, while her propellers were fouled
with boats tackle used tn lowering her
six life boats. It Is learned only two
cf the six lifeboats succeeded in get-
BY WIRELESS
tin away from the
Volturno. The
VLlll 1UU1, 1 Vt " liTT CI V 111 LW j
stern ; wtih passenger- and crew,
smashed against the side of the vessel (
from stem to !
sea and drowned.
A terrific sale and
terribly rough sea prevented the life.
boat of tlie Carmania petting near the I
doomed vessel. After two hours" bat-j
tic the lifeboat, minus three oars and
the ret broken and torn from the j
hands of the crew, .returned to the
Carmania. Captain Barr then maneu
vered the Carmania within 100 feet of
the Volturno' s stern. It was Impossi
ble, however, to cast a line and get
anybody off. It was a terrifying tight
for the passengers and crew of the
Carmania, who could see so close
to them hundreds of passengers, in
cluding women and children, horror
stricken with fear on the decks of the
Volturno, yet unable to help them
More passengers got into the ship's
lifeboats, but 100 of them had gath
ered on the after end of the burning
vessel, whose crew continued a vain
fight against the fire at the forward
end.
1IKKTREMIG M'F.CTAC I.K.
Captain Barr kept the wireless com
municating with all vessels. At 4
o'clock in the afternoon the Grosser
Kurfurst and Seydlitz came into sight
These were joined later by the Kroon-
,al,a- Devonian. Rappahannock. Minne
apolis. La Touraine and Asian. The
gale abated during the night. Each
of the succoring ships as soon as pos
sible lowered lifeboats, to sea. The
waves were so high the small
craft I
were compelled to return -to their :
ships. The Carmania kept lights going,
throwing rays across the foaming seas.
At 9 in the evpning the darkness was
blackest. Flames burst amidships on
the Volturno from . the engine room
and coal bunkers. As he fire lighted
the sky an explosion sent the burning
wreckage Into the air like rockets.
Th: spectacle of the great vessel be
ing consumed by fire with aWnt five
huBdxed souls aboard. rTou& Llj!Xli"Tyn'L!rny,.Bf.tprP. the casa calthy-plate. rolling fafcfng secoriar'WeTg'--;
m ftm"Uf Imge itg&Xtt '
7Tb nulls, crowded ;
with thousands ot spectators, all anx
lous but unable to help, owing to the
mountainous eas, beggared descrip
tion. Dozens of. lighted life buoys
were cast to sea and a sailor was taken
out of the water with a lifeline. Other
cries were heard but gradually died
away. At daybreak the Volturno was
still floating with the human cargo
massed - on her poop. The sea had
moderated considerably and the boats
gathered round the stern of the Vol
turno. .
CUBS-SOX GAME.
.....0 1 1 0 0
o 0 0 0 1
Cubs ,
Sox
Batteries Sox, Cicotte and Schalk;
Cubs, Pierce and Archer.
Woodruff Near Death.
New York. Oct. 11. Former Lieuten
ant Governor Woodruff la still un
conscious today. His condition is crit
ical. JI Mill -. .
j Athletics Winners of Another World's Championship
1 x v s
II
THE WEATHER
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Forecast Till 7.. p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mellne
and Vicinity."
Fair and continued cool tonight' and
Sunday; frost tonight; moderate west-
! erly winds. ' . ' "
! Temperature at 7 a; m., 41;highest
i yesterday, SO; lowest last night, 41.' .
Velocity of wind at 7 a. to., 6 miles ,
per hour,
Precipitation, none. , ; ". " i
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 76; atj
a. m., to. ; ,
i aiace ci waier. o.; no cni;ge m
hast 24. hours. .
J M gHERIER, Local Forecasur.
.
- ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS,
Eveniujr stars: Mercurv. Jupiter,
MornUK suirs: Saturn. Venun. Mars,
constellation ODhiiiphiiK. i.n Mt the
end of the northern branch of tha
Milky wny. nhout U p. m.. hns tost flw
of its seven stars below the horizon. .
PAST OF '.WOMAN..
ENDS BALM SUIT
Revelations in Court at Kanka
kee Cause Judge to Order
Miss Bliss Held.
SHOWN AS CONSPIRATOR
Defendant Wealthy Farmer
Years Older Than Plaintiff
in $100,000 Case.
Kankakee, III., Oct. 11. The $100,
000 breach of promise suit,, filed by
Miss Florence Bliss of Oxford, Mich.,
against William Latham, a wealthy re-
tired farmer, 30 years her senior, col
lapsed before Judge Charles B. Car
penter yesterday afternoon' when . It
was charged that Miss Bliss had been
guilty of blackmail, larceny, and -conspiracy
to commit burglary.
Immediately on the dismissal, of the
case upon the motion of the attor
news for the defense, Judge carpen
ter recommended Miss Bliss be held
to the grand jury on charges of per
lapsed lawyers for the woman refused
further to argue her suit.
r Attorneys for ' the defense offered
affidavits and depositions to show Miss
Bliss had operated as a conspirator
and blackmailer in Kalamazoo, Orion
and Port Huron, Mich., and in Cleve
land and Cincinnati, Ohio.
The perjury charge grew out of the
testimony of former State's Attorney
Alexander Moore of Port Huronjrho
testified Miss Bliss had been fined $25
for larceny in Port Huron. She had
previously lestinea sne iiaa een ar-
rested only once in Canada on wh it
'she termed a "persecution trump-up."
2j 11 was further shown by attorneys
1 j for Latham that Miss Bliss got large
sums from many prominent men. in
eluding a United States senator and a
congressman The names of the men
she is alleged to have fleeced were
withheld by the court, the testimony
being whispered.
An affidavit by James Burns, for 15
(Continued on Page Five.)
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CONNIE
1913 SEASON
LD FLAG
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lVJatheWSOn railS 10 HOld
Back Sluggers ; in To
day's Game.
PLANK HIS OPPONENT
Athletics Cinch Deciding Con
test in Early Part of Pro
: ceedings in Gotham. .
Polo Grounds, New York,
Oct. 11 The Athletics, by win
mm
IVOR
ning this afternoon's fame by a'on bases New York, 1; Philadelphia,
o i - v j v i5- Bases on balls Off Plank (Shafer);
world's baseball championship
for the season of 1913. McGraw
j sent Mathewson in in an' effort
Tnirty!to turn the tide, but he failed to
hold the Philadelphia sluggers.
Plank opposed Mathewson. Of
the series the Athletics won four
games and New York one.
Thirty-five thousand came to the
Polo grounds today to view the fifth
battle in the world's series. Gloomy
weather kept the Philadelphia crowd
down.
FIRST INNING.
Philadelphia Murphy singled, and
was forced at second by Oldring,
Mathewson to Fletcher. Collins -singled,
Oldring going to third. Oldring
scored on Baker's sacrifice fly to
Burns. Burns made a-wild throw to
jnis hit toiiei
iiertog, who threw to poyie,"
getting Collins.' . ONE RUNH
New Yefk Heriog fled out; Doyle
"went out at first. Fletcher filed out,
,1. '. . NOTHING.
. : SECOND INNING.
Philadelphia Strunk went out,
Doyle to Merkle. Barry filed to Mur
ray. Sohang 'singled. Plank flted to
Heraog. NOTHING.
New York Burns went out, Baker
to Mclnnis. Shafer fouled to Mclnnis.
Murray went out, Plank to Mclnnis,
NOTHING.
THIRD INNING.
Philadelphia Murphy singled. Doyle
fumbled Oldrlng's grounder. Collins
sacrificed to Merkle, unassisted. "Mur
phy scored on Baker's "Cincinnati
base hit" to Merkle, Oldring taking
third. Oldring scored on Mclnnis' sac
rifice fly to Burns. Strunk went' out,
Doyle to Merkle. TWO RUNS.
New York McLean filed to Oldring.
fammriliw
Sir?
Final Game Score
- NEW YORK. AB. R. H.PO. A. E.
Herzog, 3b ......... 4 0 0 1 2 0
Doyle, . Zb ....... i. 4 0:0 1 71
Fletcher, ss ....... 3 0 0 2 3 0
Burns, If .......... 3 0.0-2 0 1
Shafer,. cf..;., 2.1 0 2 0 0
Murray, rf 3 0.0 2 0 0
.McLean, o 3 0 13 1 0
Merkle, 1b 3- 0 0 14 0 0
Mathewson, p ..... 2 0 1 0 2 0
Crandall ,.. ....... 1 0 0 0 0 0
; Total ' . . . .' . ... i . .28 1 2 27 15 2
Bitted for Mathewson in the ninth.
PHILADELPHIA. A8.R. H. PO. A. E.
E.. Murphy, rf.-..' 3 " t 2 . 3
Oldring, If 4 '2 0 " 3
Collins. 2b ...... 3 0 1 2
0
0
2
2
1
0
7
0
1
:
si
o!
i Baker, 3b 3
i, 1b 2
cf 4
ss ..... 4
, c 4
p ......... 3
30
Barry,
Schang
Plank,
677 73i
3
Scores by innings:
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 01
Philadelphia ....1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 03
nii oy inniny. - . - i
New York 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 002
Philadelphia
2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 j
Sacrifice hits Collins, Mclnnis.
Sacrifice flies Baker, Mclnnis. Left
off Mathewson (Murphy). Struck out
-7-By Mathewson '(Schang, 2); by
Plank (Herzog). Double plays Mc
lnnis to Barry to Mclnnis; Barry to
Collins to Mclnnis.
Merkle lined to Collins. ' Mathewson
went out, Barry to Mclnnis.
NOTHING.
FOURTH INNING.
Philadelphia Barry went out,
Fletcher to Merkle. Schang Hied to
Murray. Plank Hied to Fletcher.
NOTHING.
New York Herzog fanned. Doyle
grounded out to Mclnnis, unassisted.
Fletcher flied to Strunk. NOTHING.
FIFTH INNING.
Philadelphia Murphy went .out,
Doyle, to Merkle. Oldring died
same way. Collins flied to Stiafer.
Mathewson pitched but revert; balls ,
to retire his opponents ln'-ft',ftfta.i,f
ilNG.
iv!9eW York Burns line flied to Mc-
tcals. 7 Shafer walked. Plank dropped
Murray's pop fly. Shafer went : to
second and scored on McLean's single,
Murray' being held at second. A dou
ble play ended the "Inning when Col
lins threw Merkle'a grounder to Bar
ry, forcing McLean -at second. Barry
then got Merkle at first. ONE RUN.
SIXTH INNING.
-
- Philadelphia Baker singled. Mc
Lean threw out Mclnnis. It was a
sacrifice bunt. Doyle threw out Strunk
Baker going to third.,-Fletcher threw
out Barry. NOTHING.
New York Mathewson singled. A
double play, followed -when-- Barry
took Herzog's grounder and tossed to
Collins, forcing Mathewson Collins
then threw out Hercog.' Murphy pick
ed Doyle's liner off a concrete wall.
...... NOTHING.
SEVENTH INNING.
Philadelphia Schang fanned. Doyle
threw- out Plank, who made an at-
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BOTH BRANCHES MEXICAN
CONGRESS ARE SUSPENDED
UPON COMMAND OF HUERTA
ADOLPHUS BUSCH
DIES IN GERMANY
Wealthy St. Louis Brewer Suc
cumbs to Old Ailment in His
Castle on the Rhine.
St.
Louis, Mo., Oct.. 11. A cable-!
1 i gram
was .received here . last I
nno"DMns the death-of Ad0,Phusi
Langenschwalbach. Germany. I
The cablegram was received by Adol-1
i phus Busth III., grandson of the well;
known
brewer, from his father, Au-'
gust A. Busch. The cablegram read: j
"Father passed away peacefully at
8:15 o'clock" This would be 1: 15 St.
Louis time. ' 'were formally declared suspended at a
Mr.'Busch had 'been a sufferer from -late hour last night bys Provisional
dropsy for seven years, but when his ! president Huerta
son. August A left here a few weeks j deciaration was niade atter 110
ago to join him at his castle on the) - .
Rhine he did not know that his father meraber8 of the chamber of deputies
was dangerously ill. i had been arrested and lodged In the
It Is estimated by those familiar penitentiary for signing resolutions of
with Adolphus Busch's personal af-,; warning to Huerta because of the dls
fairs that he left a fortune of between appearance of the senator for Chiapas,
$30,000,000 and $GO.000,000. His flnan- j Dr- Dominque. -ciat
interests were wiuely scattered I A Proclamation was issued just be
and he owned realty in many states. fore midnight calling for a new elec
He was the largest stockholder in the tion of senators and deputies Oct 26,
Anheuser-Busch Brewing association. which date Is coincident with the
Mr. Busch. who was 72 vears old.
was the last of 21 children. He Is sur-
vlved by the widow,, five daughters
Mrs. Jacob M; Loeb of Chicago, Mrs.
Hugo Reislnger of New York, Mrs.
Paul von Bontard of Germany, Mrs.
Edward A. Faust of St Louis, and Mrs.
LEdward Scharrer of Stuttgart, Ger
many and sons, August yv. isuscn ana
can jsuscn, Doin.oi ssri'jifs.
. The body win he DVV'' fo St. Louis
t-JsJr
tempt to run to first. Murphy walked.
Oldring fouled to McLean.
v NOTHING.
New York Fletcher fltMl to Strunk.
Burns went out, Barry to Mclnnis.
Shafer went out the same way -7
NOTHING.
. EIGHTH INNING,.. . .-;-r -Philadelphia
Collins j .went ' out,
Doyle ' to Merkle. Baker went out,
Mathewson to Merkle. Mclnnis went
outFletcher to Merkle. NOTHING.
New York Murray went out, Bak
er to Mclnnis. McLean filed to Old
Ing. Merkle went out, Barry -to Tvlc
Innis. - -7-NOTHING.
NINTH INNING.
Philadelphia Strunk flied to. Shaf
er. Barry went out, Herzog to Mer
kle. Schang fanned. NOTHING.
New York Crandall batted " for
Mathewson and was out.. Collins to
Mclnnis. Heraog flied to Barry. Doyle
flied to Murphy. NOTHING.
OtDPMNG4 S.
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BUSH
Deputies and Senators
Arrested While in Cham
ber Session.
200 POLICE ON FLOOR
Climax Brought About by the
Speech of Dominguez Attack
ing Policies of Dictator.
Mexico City, Oct. 11. Both branches
; 01 lne Mexican national congress
M -1
l"'u election.
Huerta's coup, whereby he rid hlm-
self In a spectacular manner of the leg
islative bodies of the government and
constituted himself dictator ot the re
public, left the city in tense expects
ancy. Before the arrests were made
Huerta said none of the deputies
would be harmed. : - ,
POLICE SEIZE CHAMBER.
Senator Dominguez, whose attack on
turtatm tbe-eenate' was the starting
point of the row. Is believed to have
fled the country. Dominguez dropped
from sight yesterday following his
speech in the'senate early this month
attacking the policies of Huerta. Ar
rests -of the deputies were made ' by
200 police, who came to the floor of
the chamber. Nearly all the men Im
prisoned are members of 'the liberal
party. Dissolution of the congress is
based on , the alleged usurpation' by
deputies and senators 'of the preroga
tives of the chief executive in the mat
ter of Senator Dominguez.
WILSON IN TOVCH.
Washington, D. O., Oct. 11. Acting
Secretary of State Moore, in the ab
sence of Bryan, conferred with Presi
dent Wilson and laid before him dip
lomatic dispatches and conferred over
detail and news reports on the situ
ation ' at Mexico City. Developments
next few days will be watched with
the greatest Interest
State department advices from Mex
ico City say the 110 Mexican deputies
jailed last night were released today.
BrOWN
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