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Captain of Rescuing Ship
Sends Further Details
M Disaster.
British Cruiser Sent From the
. Scotland Coast to Destroy
Blazing Derelict.
On board Grosser Kurfurst. at sea,
wireless to Cape Race With 105 sur
vivors on board from the Volturno,
burned at the water's edge in a Kale
In mid-Atlantic, and abandoned Fri
day, the CroHser Kurfurst is approach
ing New York, Passengers and crew
Df the Kurfurst witnessed a thrilling
Scene for when they arrived in the vi
cinity of the Volturno they found the
Volturno burning entirely. Crew and
passengers were helpless in the heavy
seas. It was learned by wireless from
the burning vessel that the flames
were started by an explosion in the
lorward hold at 7 o'clock Thursday
morning, ship's lints. Upon the arrival
ef the Kurfurst the flames were leap
ing 80 feet in the air through the
hatchways. Steerage passengers were
killed by the explosion and fire. Six
boats were lowered Immediately after
wards from th Volturno's davits.
Three of them, still empty, smashed
against the vesnels side, one with 40
passengers, c pulsed while being
launched, and all were lost.
Two others, with from 60 to 80 on
board, got away, but apparently were
lost in the mountainous seas. The
C'armania was the first of 12 liners
to reach the scene in answer to the
wireless. During the day time the
flames in the hold were kept more
or less under control, but about 9
o'clock Thursday night the fire reach
ed the coal bunkers, and it was found
necessary to close the bulkheads.
Vjisi iess uanLle to. worfcrrt-full
pressure and the flames broke out
through the entire forward part of the
vessel. At 9:40 Thursday night an
other explosion on the Volturno caused
panic among passengers and crew.
Three boats of the Kurfurst rescued
32 persons washed into the sea. All
those remaining on board the Volturno
were crowded together at the after
end of the vessel and Jaken off safely
after daybreak Friday. Second Officer
Lloyd of the Volturno, one of the
heroes, fell 20 feet while repairing
the wireless apparatus on board his
vessel, continued to fight the fire all
day, and at 7 o'clock in the evening
made a perilous trip to the Kurfurst
In a small boat with three others from
the Volturno. The little craft, sink
ing, was picked up by life boats from
the Kurfurst.- The total saved is be
lieved to be 623.
New York, Oct. 13. The North Ger
man Lloyd line today received the fol
lowing wireless from Captain Spangen
feeri of the Grosser Kurfurst:
"Volturno was found in a total burn
ing condition. The fire commenced
with a heavy explosion in the bow, re
sulting in the death of several passen
gers and crew. Eleven vessels sur
rounded the Volturno, a heavy north
west storm and high seas prevailed.
Two boats from the Grosser Kurfurst
remained In the water all night, but it
was almost Impossible to approach the
wreck. During the night 32 persons
were saved by the two boats and at
dawn 63 more. One of the Volturno's
boats containing five men was picked
up and the men taken aboard imme
diately after the rescue. The total
saved by all ships was 523. About one
hundred are missing.
"Although the total saved by the
Grosser Kurfurst is given as 105,
th classified list of rescued accounts
for but 104. When we left the Car
mania and La Touraine were search
ing for the two Volturno boats full of
passengers, but success was improb
able. Almost all of the Volturno's
boats were smashed by the seas when
lowered. The wreck is drifting and
dungerous to shipping. We continued
our voyage after losing 24 hour."
London. Eng., Oct: IS. The message
rerelved by the Carmania from Com
mander Inch of the doomed Volturno,
before he abandoned the burning ves
sel, follows: I
"Cannot something be done to help
us? We must abandon this ship. Her
plates are buckling. Stand close by,
as I may have to jump for it."
Inch handed this to the wireless op
erator of the Volturno Just before he
was driven out of bis room by the
flames. Shortly after the Volturno
was a raging furnace.
The British cruise.- Donegal was de
spatched today from the west coast of
Scotland to destroy the blazing dere
lict, Volturno.
Arthur Spurgeon, a passenger on the
Carmania. in a wireless dispatch, sup
plements his' own description of th
trip of the Carmania to the burning
iCont!&u4 on Psac Tea.)
Sox City Champs
Chicago III., Oct. 13 By winning
this afternoon's game the White Sox
are champions of Chicago for the sea
son of 1913.
Innings 12345 6789 R.H.E
Sox ...000320000 5 11 1
Cubs ..000100001 2 9 1
Batteries Sox, Scot, and
S chalk; Cubs, Humphries and
$10,000 DAMAGE
Noted Suit, Following: Accident
al Killing by Banker, Settled
at Lovington.
Decatur, 111., Oct. 13. The noted
Foster-Shepherd damage suit, based on
the killing of Ralph Foster by Homer
Shepherd a: Lovington four years ago,
and which dragged in the courts since,
has Just been settled. By agreement,
Mrs. Foster receives $10,000 from Shep
herd, a wealthy banker, who is help
ing Irving Sbuman count money at
the Chicago sub-treasury. The killing
was accidental. Foster was mistaken
for a burglar. The suit cost over
Findings of Impeachment Body
at Albany May Be Made
Known Tomorrow.
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 13. The court of
impeachment convened at 3 this after
noon to render a verdict of guilt or in
nocence on Governor Sulser.
A verdict in the Impeachment trial
will not be reached Defore Tuesday,
was the general impression today. It
was rumored that Senator Abraham J.
Palmer of Milton, to whom Mrs. Sul
zer told her story after the governor
was impeached, would ask that the
case be reopened and the two be in
vited to testify. The senator denied,
however, that he had any sutfH.4Wen
tlon. H haa.aasss.ett aergr&t-tSes"
since the trial started that the whole
truth of the governor's transactions
had not been told.
Immured within the executive man
sion, the governor silently awaits the
verdict of the court. It is impossible
for any one to see hjm. All of toc"ay
he remained within the house with
Mrs. Sulzer and Patsy,, his pet dog, as
his sole companions.
Opinions regarding the possible re
sult of the vote are greatly at vari
ance. His friends 6ay he is sure of at
least 20 votes enough to prevent his
removal. But those opposed to him
refuse to concede him more than eight.
Chicago. 111., Oct 13. Stanley Wat
erloo, newspaper writer, author and
the most peculiar nius in that home
of geniuses, the Press club of Chicago,
died of pneumonia at 6:30 o'clock Sat
urday night in the Union Hospital,
where he was taken a little more than
a week ago. It had been thought he
was improving in condition when a
sudden change Saturday preceded his
end. His death removed from the cir
cle of Chicago authors otre of its lead
ers. Mr. Waterloo was known at the
Press club as the possessor of the
most am axing collection of facts on
various subects of any living man and
seemed to possess a wlzar1-like facul
ty for marshaling his information to
bear upon a given point Of medium
he'ght. stout, w ith but one eye because
of an accident sustained while break
ing a vicious colt he was a familiar
figure at the club
Mr. Waterloo's principal literary
work among several thousand short
stories and half a score of novels was
"The Story of Ab," a tale dealing with
prehistoric man, which wa3 so precise
in its Information that it gained recog
nltlon as a work of scientific value.
His wife, formerly Anna TUtton,
whon he married in 1874, died more
than a year ago, and since that time,
while residing on the North Side, he
has made his home practically at the
Press club. The couple had no chil
Said Will of St. Louis Leaves
$2,000,000 to Various
" St Louis, Mo., Oct 13. It is estimat
ed the will of the late Adolpbus Buseh,
who died in Germany, makes bequests
to charitable and educational publ'e
purposes aggregating $2,000,000. It is
estimated the estate is worth $75,000.-
U00. The will is not expected to be
made public until after the funeral
here Oct 25.
Shoemaker at Champaign
Held by Police in Con
nection With Case.
William Larry, Bachelor Mer
chant, Worth $100,000 or
More, Is the Victim.
Champaign, 111., Oct. 13. Charles
Phipps, a shoemaker, was arrested to
day in connection with the case of
William Larry, a wealthy Urbana
bachelor, believed murdered for his
Urbana, 111., Oct 13. The body of
William Larry, a wealthy merchant
and farmer of this place, was founl
yesterday morning in a cornfield on
the outskirts of the town. He had
been murdered.
I Three bullet holes were found in his
head. Two had passed through his
hat. The location cf the wounds dis
pelled any theory ot suicide. The place
around where the body lay showed
signs of a struggle.
Beneath his body was found an old
fashioned revolver, which friends say
did not belong to Larry. They say he
never owned a revolver. The number
of the weapon, however, is regarded as
a valuable clew to the identity of the
murderer by the police.
Larry is supposed to have had $1,200
with him when slain. He had sold a
site to the government for a federal
building on Saturday. He received
$12,000 for the property. Elated over
the sale, he displayed the bills and
boastingly told friends shortly he ex
pected to collect $1,200 more from per
sons in his debt Later, it is said, he
obtained tire
The murdered man was an eccentric
character. He seldom carried less
than $1,000 about with him and laugh
ed at the apprehensions of relatives.
who had long predicted the fate he
met Saturday night.
He created a furore recently by tear
ing down the only house in this city
that had sheltered Abraham Lincoln
and selling the bricks to relic hunters
at astonishing prices.
Larry was 38 years old and a bach
elor. He was reputed to be worth be
tween $80,000 and $100,000.
Nicolas Larry, a Champaign attor
ney, has offered a large reward for the
apprehension of the murderers.
Two Men in Automobile Shoot
Into Crowd of Copper
Calumet Mich., Oct. 13. It is be
lieved two of the three men be'ng
sought in connection with a shooting
affair yesterday afternoon at the Cen
tennial mine, where a parade of cop
per strikers was fired on but no one
hit by one of four men In an automo
bile, have escaped. The fourth man, a
chauffeur, is held blameless. It Is said
the men are employes of an eastern
agency employed here as mine guards.
There was picketing at the Allouez
mine this morning, but none of the
workmen was molested.
Terrific Explosion Shatters the
Windows in an Entire Block
on the East Side.
New York. Oct. 13. The grocery
store of Candelo Gatto was wrecked
today by one of the most terrific bomb
explosions in years on the east side.
Every pane of glass in the entire block
waa shattered. Two hundred fifty
persons were driven from their homes.
Gatto received several blackhand let
ters recently.
School Books 4,200 Years Old.
Philadelphia, Pa.. Oct 13. School
books 4.200 years old. including gram-
mars and history and a little clay
slate on whicn a little Babylonian
school boy evidently copied his les-
sons, are among the most recently ac-
quired documents at the University f
Pennsylvania. The collection la frcm;
the reins or j'ppur.
fillip 'ITtS jWf
Former Lieutenant Governor of
New York Succumbs to
New York, Oct 13. Timothy L.
Woodruff, former lieutenant governor
of New York state, died at 9:15 o'clock
last nIgK7Tewiraarn.een in a critical
condition for nearly two weeks after
having been stricken with paralysis
while addressing 'a progressive party
rally in this city. He was 55 years
Timothy Lester Woodruff, lieuten
ant governor of New York for three
terms (1897-1903), was born at New
Haven, Conn., on Aug. 4, 1858. His
parents died when he was 10 years
old. He prepared for college at Phil
lips Exeter academy, and after being
graduated from Yale in 1879, took a
business course at the East Man col
lege, Poughkeepsle, N. Y,
Mr. Woodruff became t clerk for a
year, and In 1881 he entered the- firm
of Nash, Whiton & Co., now the Wor
cester Salt company, of which he was
treasurer..; Mr. Woodruff rapidly in
creased ill interests In various busi
ness activities, both in America and
Mr. Woodruff took up his residence
in Brooklyn in the spring ef 1881 and
entered politics in the tame, year, when
he joined, the Brooklyn Young Men's
Republican club. At the republican
national convention la 1908 Mr.' Wood
ruff made the speech nominating the
late James Schoolcraft Sherman for
vice president
Concerning his nominations for lieu
tenant governor, Mr. Woodruff once
"1 was glad of it the first time. The
second time I was indifferent about it.
The third time I was dragged into it
against my will. I accepted because
1 had to." -
Mr. Woodruff wrested the control of
the republican organization in Kings
county from Jacob Worth in 1197 and
hung on to it for many years, although
he had big trials and tribulations.
Mr. Wootruff bad many bitter rows
with Benjamin B. Odell, and when the
ex-governof lost bis grip Mr. Woodruff
became chairman of the New York
state republican committee in 1906,
holding fast to the position for four
In 1911 Mr. Woodruff handed over
the republican leadership in Kings
county to Naval Officer F. J. H.
Kracke, after enjoying that honor for
14 years. He moved to Manhattan, but
the following' year he again took up
his residence in Brooklyn. He soon got
into the switg of things, and in March,
1912. he was formally reinstalled as
leader of Kings.
There was consternation in the reg
ular republican ranks during a pre
liminary session of the 1912 republi
can national convention by the an
nouncement, authorized by Theodore
Roosevelt that Mr. Woodruff, bead of
the Kings county delegation, had de-
rMd not In unnnnrt William H. TafL
Dat wouM Support the colonel. It was
not long before Mr. Woodruff openly
declared that he was with Colonel
Roosevelt - - -
Mr. Woodruff owned a magnificent
estate in the Adirondacks. which he
caned Kamp Ki Kare. ' It comprises
nearly 2,500 acres and adjoins estates
owned by Alfred Vanderbm and the
;ute . Pierpoat Morgan.
Forucast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Mollne
' and Vicinity.
Fair tonight and Tuesday, warmer
tonight; increasing southerly winds.
-Temperature at 7 a. m. 51. Highest,
yesterday 71, lowest last night 51.
Velocity of wind at 7 a: m. 5 miles
per hour.
Precipitation, none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 64, at
7 a. m. 77.
Stage of water 3.4, a rise of -2 In
last 48 hours. - -
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mercnry. Jupiter.
Morning stars: Saturn. Venus. Mars.
Due southwest on the southern edge
of the Milky way. Altair. of constella
tion Aqulla. is conspicuous about 8:30
p. m.
Home Leader Charged With
False Pretenses in His Can
didacy at Baltimore.
Washington, D. C, Oct 13. In the
house today Hobson hotly attacked the
senatorial campaign of Leader Under
wood when he charged that his sup
port on Underwood's candidacy at the
Baltimore convention was obtained by
"false pretenses." Hobson himself is
a candidate in the present Alabama
contest He charged Underwood was
a "Tool of Wall street and the liquor
interests." Underwood was loudly
cheered by democrats and republicans
when he arose to answer Hobson.
"Did you charge directly I was a
tool of Wall street or of the liquor in
terests?" Underwood demanded.
- "I said you were a dummy," Hobson
replied, "and' as a dummy you bad
been used and could be used again."
Hobson referred to a conference oa
the tariff bill which struck out the
Pomerene amendment requiring full
revenue tax on brandies used in forti
fying wines. He charged that in agree
ing to that. Underwood consented to
let more than seven millions to "rest
in the pockets of the liquor Interests."
- After explaining the, history of the
amendment Underwood turned to an
swer Hobson's general charge which
brought in the name of Thomas For
tune Ryan as having contributed $35,
000 to Underwood's presldsntial cam
palpn. "Is there ' any other man in this
Chamber who believes the charge I
have been a tool of Wall street?" he
"No, no," shouted members on bothi
Underwood said Ryan made a con
tribution to his campaign fund without
asking any question whatever. "There
hi not a single candidate for president
of any. party," continued Underwood,
"whose campaign is not financed in
part at least by wealthy men of New
When Uncc.-wood concluded the
house cheered him loudly, and the
row seemed over.
No Congress Recess.
' Washington. D. C, Oct 13, Confer
ences today between President Wilson
and senators disclosed a sentiment
against any. recess of. congress while
the currency bill is pending.
$300,000 FIRE IN
Business Section of Springfield,
Threatened, Saved by Six-
: Story Wall.
Springfield, 111., Oct. 13. Losses esti
mated conservatively at $300,000 were
caused early yesterday, by tire .of un
known origin which destroyed the new
four-story building at the southwest
corner of Seventh and Adar streets,
occupied by the Johnson & Hatcher de
partment store, swept through the ad
joining buildings on the west and
threatened to burn the entire business
district The flames were controlled
only .after a desperate fight
The six-story fire wall on the east
side of the John Bressmer & Co., build
ing saved the business district Fifty
men manned the Bressmer building
windows fighting the fire below from
that vantage point The building losses
. Mendenhall building, occupied by
Johnson & Hatcher Co., $50,000, insur
ance, $34,000.
James T. Jones building, four stor
ies; first floor occupied by O. B. Cald
well's wall paper store; other floors
by the Johnson-Hatcher Co.; $15,000;
insurance, $10,000.
Myers Brothers four-story building,
occupied by the Menter Co., clothiers,
first floor; other floors by the John
son-Hatcher Co., loss $15,000; insur
ance $7,500.
M. J. Bartel building, first floor va
cant; other floors occupied by Elmer
hotel; loss $15,000.
Two story building owned by John
Iressmer Co., occupied by the W. M.
Ackerman Shoe Co., $2,000.
Six story building occupied by the
John Bressmer Co., department store;
loss $1,000.
Losses to stock art. estimated as
Johnson & Hatcher Co., $150,000.
O. B. Caldwell, $5.0.00.
T.Ienter Co., $10,000.
Hotel Elmer, $5,000.
Ackerman Shoe Co., $5,000.
Bressmer Co., $2,000.
Most of the losses are covered by
insurance. The Johnson-Hatcher Co.
hd $100,000 Insurance on stocks
he Johnson St Hatcher building
was destroyed by a spectacular fire
Christmas week, 1907.
Prouty to Value Roads.
Washington, D. C, Oct 13. Charles
A. Prouty, a member o the interstate
commerce -commission continuously
since 1896, will resign in the nesr fu
ture to become director cf the physi
eal valuation of railways.
Woman One of Trio Thought to
Have Stolen About Million
Worth of Equipment,
New York, Oct. 13. Through the
arrest of two men and a woman known
as ?queen of auto bandits" at Cam
den. N. J., Saturday, the New York
police believe they have laid the
groundwork" for the solution of the
mystery of the theft in recent months
of auto equipment valued roughly at
United States Watching
Treatment of Deputies
Now Under. Arrest.
Charge O'Shaughnessy Ordered
to Make Known Feeling of
Officials at Washington.
Washington, D.- C. Oct 13. After a
ccilference between Secretary Bryan
and resident Wilson today U was an
nounced at the White house that tele
grams had been dispatched to John
grams had been sent to John Lind
at Vera Cruz, and Charge O'Shaigh
sentations to the Huerta government
that the United States would look with
displeasure upon any injury to Mex
ican deputies now under arrest
It has been- left entirely to Llnd's
discretion whether he shall return to
Mexico City and impress those views
on the Mexican authorities, but
t'Shaughnessy is directed to address
himself to the minister of foreign re
lations and make it pic in that the
United States attaches the "gravest
importance" to the arrest of deputies
and is keenly interested in what 's to
be their fate.
President Wilson told callers today
that with the present state of affairs
he could not see how a constitutional
election could be held in Mexico. As
far as the immediate policy of the
United States Is concerted, it waa
made plain by the president there
would be no departure frcm the orig
inal position that Mexicans should set
tle their own affairs.
There was no plans today for an in
crease of American warships in Mex
ican waters. The government here has
praqtlcally abandoned aSTTJWrbTseeV""
ng an election or treating any farther
with Huerta as an individual
Laredo, Texas, Oct. 13. Fighting
between federals and constitutionalists
began Friday 68 miles south of Laredo,
continued today, according to reports.
Sixty-five wounded were brought to
N'uevo Laredo yesterday. Nothing has
been heard since Saturday from 300
refugees, mostly Americans, enroute
here from Torreon. They wtere then at
Strong Resolutions Introduced
at the Episcopal Convention
in New York. J
New York, Oct. 13. A sweeping de
nunciation of the present system ot di
vorce was reached by the house of dep
uties of the Protestant Episcopal
church today in a resolution by Rev.
C. F. Wrigley of the diocese of Long
Island. The resolution asked the con
vention to express sympathy with the
effort of the international committee
on marriage and divorce, which is try
ing to have the federal constitution
amended so as to enable congress to
enact uniform marriage and divorce
Aunt of Boy Yushinsky Quoted
as Saying That "His Own
People Killed Him."
Kiev, Russia, Oct 13. The entire
court engaged in the trial of Mendel
Bellies for the murder of the boy, An
drew Yushinsky, was transferred tem
porarily today to the cave in which
the boy's body was found. Judges,
jury and counsel were' driven through
brickyards where Bellies had been em
ployed, and in the vicinity of where th
body was discovered. The first wit
ness was Lobjanosky, who testified h
heard Yushinsky's aunt, Natalie, who
has since died of tuberculosis, say:
"His own people killed him." This
remark, according to the witness, waa
made before the arrival of the authori
ties at the cave and before the char
acter of the wounds in the boy's body
waa ascertained. Lobjanosky added
that Yushinsky's uncle, Theodore Ko
linsky, had visited a cafe April 1. 19
ays after the crime, when he seemed
excited. His overcoat wss splashed
vlth. clay. A boy gave evidence that
he had brushed and cleaned Nejinsky'i.
coot that day. '

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