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Exclusive Wire SIXTY-THIIip YEAB, X(). 101. THE ROCK . ISLAND ARGU HOME EDITION THOUSAND FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1914. TWELVE PAGES PRICE TWO. CENTS. SOULS LOST WHEW IY COLLIER IN ST. LAWREWC BOATGQESTO BOTTOM SOON AFTERCP.ASH Disaster Overtakes Ca nadian Pacific Vessel On Way to Liverpool. STRUCK IN VITAL SPOT Three Hundred of Passengers Picked Up by Steamers Called by Wireless. RIMOUSKI, ONT, MAY 29. PROB ABLY MORE THAN A THOUSAND, SURELY NOT LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED. LIVES WERE LOST WHEN THE EMPRESS OF IRE LAND SANK TODAY. THIS IS THE ESTIMATE OF HYSTERICAL SUR VIVORS. MANY OF WHOM ARE PITIABLY MAIMED. . Four men, Emil Haetjena, Victor Braet, Victor Van Demoere and Jacob Bonne, who left Mollne .a few days ago, were passengers on the ill-fated Empress of Ireland, which sank In the Gulf of St. Law. rence this morning following a col lision with a smaller ship, but as yet their fate has not been learned. The four purchased tickets a short time ago from Cyriel De Vog helaere, a Moline dealer, and were booked to sail on the ill-fated steam er the present trip. There is little doubt that they were aboard, and friends and relatives In that city are anxiously awaiting news from them. Haetjens and Van Demoers live in Moline, their homes being at Ninth street and Nineteenth ave. nue. Bonne's home is on a farm in Scuth Moline. while Braet is an lowan, but is well known here. Rimoufki. OnU Mr 22. The Cana dian Pacific liner, the Empress of Ire land, carrying 1.437 "passengers and crew cask In darkness Just before dawn in the St. Lawrence river, near here. The loss i3 perhaps a thousand lives. Early estimates of the dead varied from 6TS to 1.1 00. The vessel was bound for Quebec to Liverpool. The vessel was cut wide open by the. col lier Storstad and sank in 20 minutes in 19 fathoms. Of those saved the rjajortty-wppearM tr be members of tSe crew or from the steers se. Many were badly Injured and 22 died after being- picked up. The crash occurred at 2 thta morn irg at Father's point, a Quebec village brought Into prominence when Dr. Crippen, the London murderer, was caught. The collier, bound for Que bec, struck the Ireland on the port side about the middle of the ship. She literally tore her ay back almobt to the liner's screws, leaving a rent through which water poured in such a deluge that she sank before many passengers were aware what had hap pened. Answering the wireless th pilot or the boat Eureka, 10 miles from the scene, and the Lady Evelyn, aij tender, made for the spot. Actor Irving Among Missing. It was these two boats that foun afloat the two lifeboats launched from - me stricken ship and picked up the survivors they contained. Three hun orea thirty-nine were saved by the Lady Evelyn and 60 br the Eureka Among the saved was Captain Kendall of the Ireland. Most of the first-class Passengers apparently perished ouiuuB mose in tne Erst cabin were Sir Henry Seton Karr. a notoH Knir. liso lawyer and big game hunter, and lwrence Irving, the actor, and his Of a party of 140 Salvation army members aboard only 20 were rescued. The condition of the surviv m was pitiable. Some had broken anas and legs and all suffered ter- Holy. When the rescue ships landed the station platform was convert i Into a hospital, townspeople bring. f rood and clothfcig and uniting to a the sufferers. Twelve bodies, with isces covered, lay side by side on the j"aarr. They were passengers who tad made tie lifeboats, but were fatally hurt. A vast majority of the ea; were numbers of the ship's "w. Early estimates indicated not more than sixty passengers were aved. Thf- first and second engl cer and the ship's surgeon were res-CBd- Captain Kendall was too over come to give an extended account. He d sent this wireless to his line after e vessel was struck: "Ship gone." Similar to Titanic Scene. Residents of Rimouski, numbering .", came silrntly to the docks ..ere the dead and exhausted living jatded and gavo aid where possible. Every doctor was called to the scene. Uany of the injured were taken to prl Tate hotels. The Eureka and Lady Evelyn found n reaching the point where the Em press sank, a scene not unsimiiar to "at which greeted liners that rushed the Tiun'.c's aid. Where the ship M aunk the surface was calm and td with life boats smeared with auEg debris. In the life boats were ciad.fej survivors dazed and moaning, ome dying of Injuries suffered In the h or in the ruth in leaving the eking Empress, few could give SJiy O'Eg but Incoherent accounts of what j;tDeied. Borne reports said the col ,'er. which was able to keep afloat, though badly damaged, had aboard 360 ,rrl'rors. If true, this would reduce death list materially from more than a thousand to seven hundred. Among the survivors here 34 are from the Empress second cabin. The Empress of Ireland was Insured in Lloyds for nearly three million. Explosion After Collision. The latest figures are based on the facts that the Empress carried 1,437 persons all told, of whom 399 were rescued by the Eureka and Lady Eve lyn. The Storstad at first was report ed as carrying 300 survivors, but sail ed for Quebec after landing onlv handful of rescued and several dead Among the rescued crew members and thirdclass passengers predominated. It is evident only a sprinkling of the first ciass cabin passengers were saved The stricken vessel sank as if it were lead. An explosion, apparently orie inating In the engine room, hastened the end. and persons who made their way from the cabins found themselves on a perilously slanting deck. Many leaped and were drowned. Others were fortunate enough to grasp drift wood or were picked up by life boats. .ic ki cm iiuie xorn aamittea such a deluge that many must have been drowned in their beds. The rescued fighting their ways to life boats on the careening xiecka.. clinging desperately 10 tne rails or leaping blindly over board, broke their arms or legs or oth erwise injured themselves so bady mat aied arter being picked up. Women Suffer Most. The Empress sunk within 14 minutes, according to a statement Issued this afternoon by Sir Thomas Shaugh- nessy. president of the Canadian Pa cific railroad. None had time to seize his belongings, much less to dress. Those found in lifeboats wore night clothes. Women suffered most Only few were saved, according to the lists. Indications are they lacked strength to combat conditions. There was not. as on the Titanic, time for deliberation and enforcement of the rule, "women first" According to Shaughnessy the Empress was ram med in such manner as to tear the ship from the middle to the screw, making useless her watertight bulkheads. Sbatighnessy said there were enough lifeboats, but no time to arouse the passengers. "That such an accident should be possible in the St. .Lawrence and to a vessel of the class of the Empress with every precaution taken, is deplor- able." said Shaughnessy. "The saddest feature Is the loss of life, and the heartfelt sympathy of the company goes to the friends of the dead." Rescuing Crews Praised. When the train came from the wharf bearing the survivors, it was a pitiful sight to see them alight. Most wore very little clothing. Many had to be carried. One woman, garbed only in a vest. Jumped owerboard and swam to the I.ady Evelyn, but died later. Both the first and second wireless operators of the Empress were saved. Edward Bomard, the second, was com ing on duty when the boat began to sink He was caugnt by a tamer Point station and called for help. He 'hen fell into a lifeboat. jne umtr ODerator, Ixjnaid j-Tirgussou, . boat. Passengers were ioua ta mnr f a it fc. praise of the captain ano pnoi oi m- ady Evelyn and t apiam ueiangcr ui the Eureka and botn crews, aii ais played the greatest bravery. It was de- tared. The water tnai poureu hh wo engine .room caused me eipiusiuu which hurried the snip to me oou. The explosion forced many to Jump. W. Longley, British toiumDia ranc r calmly sat'on the deck rail, went - ... . i i i j 1. 1 An-rw m-ith the SinKing Bnip. neiu uib ,ti famA un. crabbed a lifeboat and was saved. The collision occurred at :jj mis morning in a dense fog. The Empress r tPiand wireless sent out a tew s O S." signals, enough to send the Canadian government steamer Eureka and the mall steamer Lady Evelyn to the rescue, then the messages ceased. Afterwards it was learned the steam er sank 10 minutes after the collision. Enroute'to Liverpool The Empress of Ireland, In com mand of Lieutenant Kendall of the royal navy reserve, sailed from Que bec at 6:20 yesterday afternoon for Liverpool. There was 77 first, 208 sec ond, 604 third class passenger, which CARRANZA IS NOT TO HAVE PEACE VOICE Rebel Chief Sends Mes senger to Niagara to Join Conference. SHIP EMPRESS OF IRELAD IS RMIED E RIVER FOG; FOUR DIM ABOARD . . - , . . I : HEARIN THINGS MOVE MADE TOO LATE Negotiations Have Proceeded to Point Where Mew Element Cannot Be Admitted. Washington, D. C. May 29. Plans for Mexico's pacification, practically agreed upon at the Niagara confer ence, were up for discussion today at Lhe cabinet meeting. Events at Niagara Falls are expect ed to move swiftly the next few days. If Iluerta and Wilson approve the car dinal Issues, then the mediators and delegates will take up secondary prob lems for determination. Secretary Urguldl of the constitu tionalist agency here left for Niagara Falls during the night, bearing Car ranza's latest communication complain ing of the action of the mediators in not asking him to send delegates. Agent Not Received. Niagara Falls, May 29. Carranza's messenger, bearing a communication saving Carranza is willing to send a representative to the conference to discuss the International differences of the United States and Mexico, ar rived today. It Is not known whether he will be received. It Is said the ne gotiations have proceeded to a point where the constitutionalists could no longer have a voice m them. SPEEDERS IN TUNE FOR BIG CARGONTEST Five: Nations to Contend for Honors on Indian . apolis Course. FRANCE HAS FAVORITE 1 31 Machines Are Ready to Start in Gasoline Battle for Dec oration Day Money. with the crew made more than twelve hundred souls aboard. At 6 this morning reports were re ceived that survivors were being land ed at Rimouskl. It was stated the Eureka and Lady Evelyn landed 350 persons, but that more than eight hun dred were still missing, and probably drowned. Captain Kendall won renown as the man who first detected the Crippen murderer on the steamship Montfort. . Rimouskl. May 29. The Marconi operator here gives the following ac count of the sinking: "The Empress of Ireland was rammed at 1:45 by the collier Storstad 20 miles from Father Point The Empress sank in 10 min utes and was unable to get many of her boats out. Captain Kendall was saved by being picked up on some wreckage by a lifeboat 30 minutes aft er his ship, foundered. Both wireless operators assistant pursurs, chief en gineers and chief steward were saved. The chief officer and pursur are missing." Quebec Canada. May 2S. The Can dian Pacific railway steamer Empress of Ireland, with more than twelve hun dred persons aboard, sank in the Gulf St. Lawrence early today after a coi l.'tlon 30 miles off Father Point with the cfllier Storstad. Three hundred fifty survivors were nded several hours later at Rimouskl by rescue steamers, leaving more than elrht hundred persons unaccounted for. and nrobably lost. The Empress of Ireland was a twin crpv vessel or 14.191 ions uum iu Glasgow in 1906. The Storstad regis tered 6.023 tons and was built in New Castle in 1911. She was loaded with coal and carried a crew of 50. The Empress of Britain, sister ship of the ill-fated vessel, two years ago rammed and sank the collier Helvetia in almost the same spot the collision took place this morning. Many From Liverpool. Liverpool. England, May 29. Many seamen and firemen of the Empress of Ireland belonged In Liverpool. Pa thetic scenes were witnessed when their wives and children were turned away from the Canadian Pacific com pany's offices with the Information that no names of survivors bad yet come through. LOCAL MAN GETS BOOST FROM ROAD P. J. Colligan Appointed Master Mechanic of Illinois Divi sion of Rock Island. SAYLER TO SPEAK TO ODD FELLOWS Fast Grand Master .Slated for Address at Memorial Exercises June 21. SHOT CADET DIES; HAZERS ARE HELD Five St. John's Military College Freshmen Are Facing Po- lice Investigation. Announcement was made today of the appointment of P. J. Colligan as master mechanic of the Illinois divi sion of the Rock Island road, with headquarters at Chicago, where be be comes successor to R. L. Stewart, who is to be mechanical superintendent of the third division of the system: Mr, Stewart will be located at El Reno, Oklahoma. The new position giv en Messrs. . Colligan and Stewart are in the nature of material promo tions. Mr. Colligan is a native of Rock Is land, ' having learned the machin ist trade at the local roundhouse of the Rock Island road. In later years he filled various places on the sys tem and for a time was with the Illi nois Central. For several years he has been master mechanic for the Rock Island at Dalhart, Texas. The change Is effective June 1. Mr..Colligan will move his family to Chicago from Dalhart WANTS $2,000 FOR INJURY TO HAND The case of William Youngberg vs! the Rock Island Wood Works Is being tried In the circuit court this after noon. J. B. Oakleaf appears for the plaintiff and Searle Ic Marshall for the defendant company. Voungberg Is suing for 12.000 for injuries, which he alleges he received while working for the concern some time ago. LOCAL MEN TO RACE AT IOWA CITY EVENTS Many local members of the Tri-City Motorcycle club will journey to Iowa City tomorrow to witness the auto and motorcycle races there. Several tri-city lads. Including Pete Shieb, N. Bredar, Johnny Jones and Sam Stick ney are entered in several of the mo torcycle races. Wife Falls to Save Husband. Chardon, O.. May 29. Ernest O. Zlmmer was found guilty of murder in the second degree yesterday He shot and killed William Egfleston. a neighbor farmer, Jan. 17. Mrs. .Zim mer on the stand bared her relations with Eggleston In an effort to save her husband. The program to be carried out June 21 by the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Rock Island in their annual memo rial services was made public today. Rev. M. E. Chatley, pastor of Memorial Christian church, will deliver the eul ogy, while Past Grand Master E. R. Sayler will give the address. Members of the orders will meet at Odd Fellows ha'.l at 1:30 p. m., leaving for Chippiannock cemetery by street car at 2 o'clock. Exercises will begin at 2:30 and the program follows: Selection by band. Prayer. Proclamation of the grand master Past Grand Master Charles Forsburg. Song, "Sometime We Will Under stand" Mrs. Katherine Scheruble. Reading of names of deceased mem bers of Rock Island lodge No. 18, Ucal lodge No. 608, Eudora Rebekah lodge No. 73, Rock Island encampment No, 12 and Canton No. 8. Song, "Nearer My God to Thee" By assemblage. Eulogy Rev. M. E. Chatley. . Selection Mrs. Scheruble. Address Past Grand Master E. R Sayler. Selection Band. Benediction Rev. M. E. Chatley. THE WEATHER I! 50,000 Work on Roads. Charleston, W. Va., May 23. "Pull West Virginia out of the mud," was the slogan of 50,000 men who worked on public highways yesterday. Gov ernor Hatfield and all state officers were out with pick and shovel and one-third of the men in the state peni tentiary at Moundsville were given an opportunity to help. Forecast Till 7 P, M. Tomorrow, for Rock Island, Davenport, Moline and Vicinity.. Probably thundershowers Jhls after noon; generally rair lomgui ana Sat urday; cooler tonight. Temperature at 7 a. m.. To. Highest yesterday 83; lowest last night 72. Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 9 niiler per hour. i Precipitation none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 55; at 7 a. m. 72. Stage of water 6.L a rise of .2 In last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER. Local Forecaster. Thaw to Avoid Heat. Concord, N. II., May 23. The so iourn of Harry K. Thaw in this city ended yesterday when he left for Gor ham, in the White Mountains, where he will spend the summer at a hotel. He was accompanied by his custo dians. Sheriff Holman A. Drew and Deputy Clark D. Stevens. ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. Evening stars: Menury. Mars, Ve nus. Saturn. .Morning star: Jupiter Hlulin white star, north of east, hlgl up about 0:30 p. ax., u ej-, on loi dense sun. i ne annual Kansas S. O. S." of which the Kansas City Star speaks, is not an- abbreviation for the "annual Kansas souse.' but refers to the emergency call for farm hands which the state annually sends out. It is an nounced that the state must horrow 42.425 harvest hands by June 12. Annapolis, Md., May 29. William R. Bowlus of Middleton, Md., a cadet at St. John's Military college .here, died , yesterday afternoon from a pis tol shot wound inflicted in the midst of a hazing melee at the college Mon day. The five freshmen who were In the room from which -the bullet was fired were ordered arrested. Cadets .George H Weaver of Au burn, N. Y., and Henry L. Valdez of Havana, Cuba, were locked up. The other three are out of town today, but wilf be arrested as soon as they re turn to the college. They are Fendall Marbury, Balti more; Reginald Jones of Cambridge, Md., and John W Noble of Preston Md. Monday night several members o.f the junior class went to a room, where five freshmen bad congregated, with the purpose, it is said, of correctiug them for some alleged misdoings. Finding the door locked, the juniors demanded admittance. This was re fused by the freshmen. ., The juniors then began kicking on the door and threatened to break it down. A shot was fired, and Bowlus, wno had hold of the door, was struck The bullet, it is said, passed through the door panel. The governing body of the college began a sweeping investigation of all the circumstances of the affair, as well as the hazing system at the college, Atlanta, Ga., May 29. The bill of exceptions in support of the extraor dinary motion for a new trial for Leo M. Frank, under sentence for the kill ing of Mary Phagan, a factory girl, was signed here today by Judge Ben H. Hill of the Fulton county supreme court and forwarded to the state supreme court. The supreme court will assign a date for argument. Mauser Inventor, Passes. Suttgart, Germany, May 29. Peter von Mauser, inventor of the Mauser rifle, is dead here. The socialist party In Denmark cela. brated its 25th anniversary by a demonstration -on the first of " May. Some men in the parade carried a banner with the inscription, "Down with the monarchy! Long live the republic!" , BECKER ORDERED TO DEATH IN JULY New York. May 29. Charles Beck er, formerly lieutenant of Newi York police, today waa sentenced to die in the electric chair In Sing Sing dur ing the week beginning July S for the murder of gambler Herman Rosen thal. When sentenced. Becker smiled. He was taken to Sing Sing in an automo bile. An appeal will be filed Monday, according to Becker's counsel. Special to The Argus.) Indianapolis, Ind., May 29. With 30 of the world's fastest cars In line, the annual 500 mile race on the Indian apods motor speedway, tomorrow, only needs good weather to make it perfect. Concerning the latter contingency Carl Fisher, head of the organization stag ing the event, says he has no fear, bis old stand by, DeVoe's weather al manac, having predicted a clear sky. De Voe has never played him falsi .. Fisher says, and, therefore, he is will ing to gamble on his judgment, despite the assertion of meteorological experts who declare it is impossible to tell anything about the matter more than 24 hours ahead. All of the races held on the speed way to date have been run under most favorable circumstances, even though bad weather was common in the Im mediate vicinity. On one occasion It rained as close as 25 miles around, the . scene of the race, however, remained undisturbed. Almost as important as fair weather is the temperature, as on this de pend3 very largely whether the pres ent record, held by Dawson, is broken or not. Tires stand up well only If kept cool. The amount of heat gen erated by the track, therefore, is vital. Heat Held a Handicap. On this subject De Voe again has to impart some very interesting infor mation, predicting a hot, sultry con test, with lots of warmth both before and after. If . this prognostication should hold good, Dawson's mark Is liable to remain untouched, even though the aspirants to his crown are much faster. Speed on a hot day may go so far as to prove a handicap, rather than a . help, tempting a driver to travel fast er than he ought, and thus fetching him to the pits for tire changes much oftener than necessary. During one of these moments a more conservative, competitor Is liable to slip ahead and win. The crowd at the contest seems fis sured, advance seats sales being about 40 per cent ahead of last seasooi tlnugh ther ars still a good many desirable locations to be bad. Ap proximately 100,000 people are expect ed. Indianapolis hotel and rooming fa cilities are ample to take care of every demand, even in the event of a post ponement to. the following Monday, the speedway and the newspapers cooper ating to accommodate all visitors. None need roam for- want of a place to lay his head. Even 60, there will be many to deco rate the streets the entire night be fore the contest, many old timers prid ing themselves on their ability to stay up and greet the dawn the morning oC the race, fresh as daisies, and ready. for the time of their lives. From All Parts of Compass. A more cosmopolitan gathering . i seldom seen at a sporting event. From all parts of the world they come, Lon don, Calcutta and Swayaee. High and low mingle in a motely throng that is unrivaled anywhere In the world for color and brilliancy. Motor cars by the thousands are parked In the speed way enclosure. It is the largest annual display of automobiles on the face of the globe. The field is altogether the most for midable brought together for a gaso line contest, five nations being repre sented among the cars, and four among the drivers. Trior to the eliml-. nation trials. Wednesday, there were six, the defection of Italy's hope, the Iaotta, being responsible for the reduc tion. Chances In the race are thought to be vonly divided among Peugeot. Sun beam, Delage. Maxwell and Mercer. with slight shade, perhaps. In favor of the first named, because of their superior Bhowlng in practice. Max well's lap of 1:33:40, registered by Tetzlaff, Tuesday, easily placed it among the leaders, odds dropping Zt, 1 phenomena rate against it, '