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OF ALEXANDER COUNTY VOLUME XLI. No. 3G CAPTAIN FLORIDA'S PILOT AFTER COLLISION Two Sensational Versions As Cause Of Wreck Off New England Coast ONE ASSERTS HELMSMAN OF UNBOUND SHIP QUIT WHEEL Purser Declares He Stuck jto Post Praise For Conduct of Captain Sealby of Republic Wireless Operator Commended Women Were Brave. New York, Jan. 25. ss than, seventy-two hours alter the crash between the Republic and the Flor id:; which eventually went one to the bottom and redueed the other to - . 1 .. hnli.lno.IWDll a state or siiiksciiuk iiniiiu.o.i the survivors of this thrilling deep sea tiagedy have found haven at htft. At nightfall tonight, l.Cr.O passen gers from the vessels were safe In this port, brought here by the Baltic while noarlng It were the rescued officers and crew of 11m Republic -safe m board the direclect destroyer Seneca. At her dock in B rooklyn was the battered Florida, aboar d or which h"r crew had remained throughout tho trying experiences. In 38 Fathoms. Only the 111 fated Republic was waiting to complete the list. And uh.. too, was In port -her last port f cull, what will doubtless prove i,..,- I'm, I resting idace beneath ::s o.ilwmm of water, liftecu miles south of Nantucket lightship. No argosy of olden days, bringing t-'oldi-n treasure home, wan ever ),.... tiu- welcomed than tie Hiiltle today. Frenzied choeis from thousands at the. pier when s'm .locked greeted her arrival, tears of thni.kfiiliu ss were shed, affectionate ci-cctlims were cxcuanged and only hero and there did notes of sadness intrude Itself ui.oli the scene. Follow ing the Haltic up the harbor was the Florida, battered ilk if ttoilit herself Hlmost to the sink by force of the blow she dealt the Republic., and bearing th .leioi, and In. .lies of her own thre the Injured meiiibeis of hi r crew. Willi the work of rescue practic , ally finished, attention tit omhiavorft to laern was turned dellnitely if possible how the to crash Into each vi sso'.s ha.l colli" other. Two Vertiont Advanced. There are two versions . of happened on the bridge of the Ida when the Repcblic loomed front of lu-r througn the fog. what Flor ii p 1 i Little could be learned from Capt. R r.splnl tonight.. According to others something went wrung with the Florida's steel ing wle-el when the collision was imminent. One story had it that a miaitermastor had the wheel when the commander yelled for it to be I-,.., in ... I tn starlxiarl. He put it to noil Instead and the 1 crashed Into each other. Captain Felled :Helmsman. Another version Is that the man In 1'ped his wheel In a panic when danger impended. Hoth version agree in saying Kiat the commander felled the quartermaster with an Iron spike following what lie mut liave considered a seaman's re r .nicy. An Injured quart rniat r from the Florida was brought t) iM.rt on the Haltic today. He stoutly ccrie,1 that he was . not at the wheel when the accident occurred. Furser Oima d-c'are.l that th" piiirt rmsstiT Muck ?o pst un til th.' crash came, and was thrown fr..m hP wh.-el tv the KhH-k of the .oHMon. He denied that the helrvs tnpti ha.l t-n felled liv the cairfain. Probably nt "ntll 1"th tho com .t. ru have ma le their format ct -.lenient will tlx actual fact? lrw I). Praise For CaDt. Sea'by, onli i. raise for the traviry of Taj tain Sealby. cf the Reimldic. is hcpr.l nl warm worl of flat ion for the officer an 1 It.- Florid are fpik- n. com ren men f VKr.n the Florida la.?e: ,T the h5,r1wr lato tolar b looked every .it tho irt of the ocean trtitter'.ne rsr.i she idayed. Her bow were err m Wed up froTi tn.i.rt the ulatfs and te-(ni lif t ant twit.i f'lllr thir ty fet. Caught t,n the ja?2d In EXCLUSIVE S En V I C CAIRO. ILLINOIS, iUiu a MUKmrm, jjuxvaKx tv, vvu. -4- .mil ! ' ' ' " " '' . .mill ' rrrrrrrrr.. . ; . . " i '. litii nirun I nnrr mil I Tlfl II FELLS To 1 lines and angle irons was a can vass covering to keqp out as much wattr as possible from her forward compartment, with her forepeak full of water, her burdened bow dipped low while her stern showed high above the surface. Slowly and with difficulty she was filially warped into her pier In Brooklyn. WOMEN WERE BRAVE Thrcught Trying Scenes No Panic Bad Conduct of One Man. New York, .Ian. 25. Fascinating wad "pictures' of varici'fl KceiuS ft the tragic dra'iia enacted on', the high: seas were drawn today l.y tunny of the Iff puiilic's passengers, from their various pemts of view. T-vo women who occupied the state in m second from tho one where Mrs. Lyjidi was killed, and a woman who occupied the cue between Mrs. I.yncli's and the other, which was cnu-hed, fciaphically set iorth their experiences. The former, Mrs. J. S. Ctan.lall, and Miss Kllzabeth Hotti r or riiieaeo. were among the fliiit to reach the deck. Anchor Thrust Through. "(Inly one stateroom separated ours from the one in which Mrs. l.vnch met her death," said Mrs. Crnn.lell. "I heard agonizing screa i s Fvery light went out. from the corridor we saw three rooms toe: tiled ill So Vl'I'V CldSO to OI11S, a huire anchor in one. Through th ton of wreckage two stewards weie alrady lifting a woman who had I.een caught In the Impact. It was ie.i- evident from the start that the nyers were in the hands of a little ar.ny of men trained to car.' for them in the best manner p s: i'.d in the face of such an emergency and It was this knowledge that kept tl. feeling of fear from our he.uls At no time was there a panic." Distinctions Hut Aside. "He tore the order for th' transfe; r.f passengers to the Florida came, , (aid Miss Hotter, "nearly all the passengers were crowded well for ward on the Republic. Eagerly they witched Captain Sealby on the biidge. Idstim tions iM-tween first el.ti-e passengers and ste-raue ha I been done away with. All were fel low passeugi is in distress. It was r. l.iig. long time before we knew th;:t we were to be transferred to (he Florida. One Man's Bad Conduct. 'Finally Captain Sealby gave the ignal. He told cs the women and hi!. In n would be the first pass, n gers. 1 liere wan no josuiug aim exhibition of frenzy. All in all. me conduct ct the women was excellent. it is unfortunate that right at tho start there (.hotlhl nave iseen an ex hibition by one of the r.i-n that was in w ise. H " was not an ol i man . itl-er. but he surely ill.l r';mh ii;e r.toft siary person of all. He clanih ere.! into the first loat lowered There was n yell of derision from th passengers. The sailors who ...rn t.i iw the Hfu' boat and the officer in command of them plainly Jw.ip.1 their contempt for the fel- iuw All Pol t was shouted to put tini cut of the boat. He came bark lip tO the hittl deCK 01 HIP Kepnor.e li a verv iLnoniiiKiUK fashion, belne; made to haul his war up on a ladder. the tassenE. rs jo. ting a:i the W'i-lle he was niaHne the journey. -The life boats mad tlie trios in an a!novt tmiform rrtf csion. Thre wan o much to admire in the pne ce.iiir.es tlpt ovr fears were all tre more dispelled." t. flerent Ccnd.tions cn Florida. JIMsi rvttor. cor.t.nuing h:r story, t M.l of thir arrival on the Floiila. cou t.ared the condilTon cf the errd rant Mr with the na'.atial steamer tUA-r ttn.t Im n ntdltre.l to ati.indon r- j ai n n an I of how glad an were to tet f -f n :(ror,i to eat Speaking of the " CAM rmiouH wait and watch for expected s .ceois, Mli-'.s ic;t tr said: ( '"We expected tlmt the Haltic cr l.'aLorralno would reach uh by 2 p. in. We waited patiently. TIih hour came but no Haltic. Three o'clock, ami no Haltic, and we were more anxious: four o'clock und no rescue In Btirht: we were a worried lot of piop!; live o'clock found us border liv; dose to dispulr, tlioiiKb I am fur i.ikI to snv we were not the peo ple lo ay It. Cheer For Baltic. "But rdc o'clock was to tell a dif i'oient nt ry. At a quarter to the h',ia, far off a light shot up Into the heaven. Hu.idre.lH of is caw It at the same tliw. We bail b 'on nn Hie u-at-li for it for we had learned much of the life of the Hen the hall' day . preceding, and we knew, nearly' all of us, what th light, meant. It was a rocket from the Haltic. We Jumped to our feet with one common Impulse ami n hurrah went up." Aniens; those aboard the HVtie tin- sUatiKT wko.-..- looming hull alar in the dim rogginess had rouse I client' ami new hopes of the tra:iH Teiied passengers on the Florida was- Henry Savage I-audor, tin famous traveler. Women Acted Nobly. "In n y travels through two hemis phens," he said -today, "lr-'ver hav hi en 'displayed such spirit of worn sin hood t'.uit could be better in such :n extreme than was mar oi wo- won, en of the Republic, of the HaUic met them When it was we as ! they were being brought to our vch sel in a tcssing s. a in small boats, alter a score of hours spent on the crowded Italian emigrant vu;sel to which they had been taker from an- dhei wreck. They had seen, nia-iy i f the-ii, the mangled bodies of the women who h'ol been their fellow 'Miigers. Vet nowhere was there When He Has Returned From a whimper an aboiid Willi s 1 they niliii,; acti ally fact s." SENECA REACHES NEW YORK. N. w York. Jm. 25 The direle.t destroyer Seneca, aboard which are Captain Sealby and bis volunt-er . -1. .. i i.ii.. .... crew, w no stoou ny un- iv-iui'.i. til she sank, arrived in the harbor ti, night. The Sen..-a passed jn at Sandy Hook at 9 o'clock 1ouml for her art borage at Toinpklnsville. With ("apt. Sealby are Second Mate Williams, who refused to leave his captain whe.l ine latter order-d the volunteer crew to the cutt'T Cresham. and "Jack" Hlnns, the Re public's wireless operator, who flayed heroically a: his pest when the collision came and summon .1 aid from far and near through his electrical signals sent into the air. LUNACY COMMISSION MAY EXAMINE CAPTAIN HINS. Now Yotk. Jan. 25 A Innicy commission to inquire into the san ity of Capt. Peter C. Hains. Jr.. now awaiting ttial in jail at Ixmg island city for tiw tiuird.-. of William E Anois. may be applied for. according tri a statement attributed to Id faf, r. A conference relative to th matter will be held this week. TRIBUTE TO ROBERT BURNS. Pes Moines. Iowa, Jan. 25. TV-fore an audience cf house niemWrs. sena tors nn.f their guests, alnus as large as that which witnessed Governor CarroIlK Inauguration, a high tribute was today paid to the Scotch fx 'Robert I-urns. Rev. Father J. r . .nu ! feat was the orator cf the day. An a'l"irss .is ui-i mau -" live Jon R. Smith, of Wright county. WmT y ri rail , c. or i n t m DISTURBS UNITED MINE WORK ERS RATHER THAfi DISPUTE WITH EMPLOYERS. Voter, For Frcridentf tTeina Cojntei rterult to he Announced Wed nesday lllinoisan a CandiCae. Indianapolis, Ind , ,I;wj, 25. The convent ion of I he I nii'd jte Work ers of America, is waiting for an oe; break of Internal strfe raiher than for a content with the employers. The finly wage scale of large influence to he neiiotiae.l U that of t!ietin!lier of the anthracite districts ofr I'i'iinsyl vanla. which will iirobahly '.e taken up between the operators atf.l nil tee representing tjie luiers. com The factor with which rjo miners rganlzation is intent Is the dispute A'ltbln'its own rank:! between th ' present national adnilnistrulh n nn I Is opponents, headed by John Walker if Illinois, who was Lewis' rival IV I he presidency. The ballots are now being counted ind the result may not be known un ;il Wednesday. C harges and counter charges are being made by both fac- lions and the is much btteliiess be- tvveen the two WALOM WINS ON FOUL. Atlanta, t'.a.. ,la:i. 25. Sailor Walsh of St. Louis, was tonight a wauled the decision on a foul over Al Christen son of Hi sten. in the second iMmnd of a scheduled ten round light h."". , Panama. 0 zzrrzzz established in iscs. " INTFRNA1 TRflllRI R AT S flH R LU AMtNU rntbtnVAl IUN EXPLOSION Of m. In Hotel Causes Serious Injury of Two Fifteen Travelinq Men Get Minor Injuries. Columbus N.di.. Jan. 25 An ex ploMoii of gas in the basement of th. Thurston hotel this evening bad), wrecked the building and serious';, injured J. U Hunter, cook and Mr,. Hunter, brs assistant. The woman was so badly hurt she may not recov er. Fifixii traveling tiien in Hie din ing room escnpi d wilb minor injuries Tho windows in a store building acrt.s the Mreet were diat red. The r ar part of he hotel is torn to pi.-oes. H Was Thankful. Willie was very proud of his first pants. That night, when be aid bis prayers, h said: "iH-ar Cd. I am thankful to t-ay I bate on j.ants now.' Ilellneator. Justness of Judgment. He a'.uie rad history aritht who. obsf-rvinit how jowerfu!!y cirouni s'ances Influence the feellnes and opinlotis of men, bow often vires pass into virtues and paradoses Into ailums learns to distinguish what Is accident t and transitory in human nature, from what Is essential and immutable. Macaulay's Essay on MacbiavellL Th Philosopher ef Folly. "I dont can? whttber the paort lander rue or not." ys thu I'hiin cipher of FoilT- I : Bjri to bat they y alfu.t me. But I do st gJ and tore wt.ei tney d-ju't tay uhf thlug about iae." atrrjlJtfirrt o.y w BULLET 10 BE REDUCED INTERSTATE COMMERCE COM MISION MAKES ORDER TO ILLINOIS CENTRAL ANti OTHER ROADS. '.Vashinetoii, Jan. 25.OU of the n.osit imiioitani decialonst by the in t(,".!tati commerce coi.vnissiou for many months was handed down to nay by that body In ordeiing a ma to rial reduction of railroad rates !n tho oases of the Beatrice Creamery company and others, and Farimount Cre&nusry company it al against the Illinois Central and other railitals, and j I'.lue Valley Creamery company, it hi against thi Michigan Central railroad and other mails. Tho com inifsion sustain! d tho contention of complainants, who ou;vati inun eriis using tho ceutralisier method, whereby the suppliiR of cream were obti.iued by railroads as distinguish ed from' vocal creamery nnWioil which obtains in cream by wagon, that rates on cream to Chicago be twecr. Michigan k ints on east, and Colorado points on the west, are ex icptlve. BUCHANAN WILL LEAVE VENEZUELA THIS WEEK. Washington. Jan. 25. William 1. Iluchaiian, special commissioner con ducting negotiations with Venezc.e'a for a seltlenient. of the dispute with that cot ntry, has te'egraphed the slate department that he expects t ign a protocol and lo n ave i aia as this w ( k. The Mate ilepail s ,, t y. t prepared to an ice the tonus of the seniemeni NEW MAINE AT HAVANA Sailed Into Harbor Eieven Years The Minute After the Old Bat tleah.p Mane. to Havana. Jan. 25.-On this, th .,.ti) .titikt! wnrv of the arrival .l the old bait e. l.iii Maine on le r n fated Mis-ion to Cuban water lie Maine, with the still mop .rn Mississippi following in le r s, 11 nn wak -Mill ll nt at inin Havana barlM.r in In- pre the inatornial of (l.-rn t al Hum. I .irel the low Thursday next, rived at 1 1 a. ni wMrb th old Cuban gotetllltleti Th new Maine ar Precisely the hour at Maine (.teamed In the Ii in w l.y H: artmr on January 25. Tl -bin was git-i awailu weliom c i row-.t s asl.i.r. Needed. FJward rfaveii one tlqM: ' ivar God, tak tare f nif niaiu;n way In Europe an' do tti let her be In fii kM tif s. 8. ni yceir ante's to take care of her ami nd J sus to take care of tapa in CieitlnnJ. but )uu stay ber mith nie." I-liit-t r TuT-fe'es. Afef ai!. falllnj "' fl wl'h balkK.n isn't a!ay as bad a sleii-lug in ft t.- - ' ---' . A CM.fl Jest. "AT.yway." reiea ked Nah. as tha ark len to f-.a-. ''i.e fi:ks tba' w-r thr-f--n-4 lit fwrtft Eres &j,Ut "o b tbaiiktui:" D D C Q ft4 r " - w w' TO PROVIDE MORE' ACCURATE REGISTRATION BEFORE MARY ELECTION. PRjU SENATORIAL SITUATION At Springfield Still Intents Hop ins Has Conference With Supporters and Deneen Foss Enters Fight. S;ecial to The riulletlil. . Sprlnglield, III., Jan. 25. Attorney (l.u.erul Stead in his biennial r. p it made, to Covernor Deneeir tnda-y recominended that tne primary elec tion law be unwilled so uh to provide fo. the registration of voters wlth.'U thirty days of the primary. :Ho says: "A voter who failed to register at the last registration, bi.t who baa Hoc .removed, would seem to be denied the privilege of voting at a primary. On the other hand a voter who failed to register at the last general registration, but who ivimtved from liils precinct nince hat. time, would be permitted to vott ." No provision Is made for that cliisr of perseuH who became of ae since the last registration or Hie date of the last election, unless It can be said that(by becoming of age they moved Into the precinct. "Seme provision must ther fore be made, either for a revision of the register wtthiui days f the wimitrv. or fer a primary registra tion within that time." SENATORIAL SITUATION .Special to The I'.ullelin. Springfldd, 111., Jan. 25. Senator HopkliKi hud a conference with thf.ul thirty of hiR friends at the Hotel Silas tonight and urged them to stand by the 'results of the prl uiary. He expects a number of ac essiins tr. iiorrow Including the tw'o Republicans from thu First, diatrlot of Cook county. , V . Foss arrived late tonight and opri'ed headipiarters In parlor C. a' the St.. Nicholas Ilolel. He saya he has ept out of the light heretofore because It would be said that ho wai ignoring the primary elet!on law. That now Senator Hopkins had had a fi.lr chance in tile legislature ami had failed of re-election and ll" did not now feel any delicacy In enter ing the list in person. Senator ,1 1'tipkins said laJe tonight tlmt the country press were urging their members to vote for him be cause he had carried the state at the inimurus. Talk of the fkeinocrats again electing a Republican thmi Hopkins was vigorously other detilel by the Heiiiocrats tonight. f.overnor hunni Senator lb pHns had a long conference late tonight. SHERMAN GIVES OPINION. SpringlieU. 111.. Jan. 25. Judge (iw ii in e Y. Sherman tonight Issm d formal opinion holding that it H post-Kile lor .iZ whwn o .-i.-i i - or from Illinois, providing there nr. i. n mid voiinc a majority of let ael house, widen, in this case, representatives and 2'. senators ii..riii;iti'n reeoEii ze. annoy as n iierliatr.entarlan, together with tin ,m.f..l Btii.lt- ell. -a bv Ii in on tne ubiii t cans-'! bis opinion to cm r tri'.-nl welnht. oai tieulai l oil llccoiUll of the ilaiins advanced by the HH: li... I....,l..r that thev will claim the election for their candidate If he (reives a majority of the vote cast tii.ioriow. BISHOP SWEATMAN DIES. Tornnto. Out.. Jan. 25-Most, -.-....nt ...in an hbl-luui ii -. i ' -. Toi-oiilo. motrojiolita!! " " .1. . I.islir.i urovince of casiem t .m j.la l ..l ii.i.'it.. of ail Canada .li l vest. r.lav afternix.n. DE ROUEN DEFEATED. oima of I-s )i. Jjn 25 . Jess W.-si-tgaar l.,it,.- d. f. tte.l It.oell lH'Kou he Fr. nch wrest!.-!, in a band ell. leap ll," :.l all ti- cure I t ntt. r a gTuelliiu .. l.-tii.e .-in hour. Tie- French pri.-e.i to hrow W.-sterg.-uir . ... I. our but was unable to f" a f ill. FOUND BLUEFIELD PEACEFUL. M-.'ji 'ati . re ! t . Alt. Jan- 25 The FuRel riiTils'at IiubO'pif rw:lr e i I:ii.f' l to protect Amrica i,,., f,.sifi fi doming rune.rs f tlireat .-rod rronlee tetwen Ni arams and II.,t luras. f."i id Bliiefl. d In piof.mnd ja- i:(M'u h r arrival, arcorl.:T tiews r-.ivej hr ttlay. I' Whtr Clow Traa THvm. Tbtre U bo ttc tn tb world wbera tka clo tre ttr! as as In tfc islands of Zaaiibar and Fenita. It is the principal prodwet of tfce Islands, a 1. tothr U cotra ani the itoty brourM tram tba roairdtrsd. cloves form the rtaclai IT T T PRIM UW OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER THE CITY OF CAIRO OF IDE DOME THEME OF DISCUSSION AT CON-FEf.r-.'kB ON CAWO'HE PCNDENT CHILDREN. OPENED BY ROOSEVELT state Gupervls on cf All Institution And Agencies For Care cf Chldren Pension Mothers. , (Washington, Jan. 25. The import ance of the preservation cf the In m ! Intact was the central theme artuud which tho dlseuskm revolved at thu conference on the care, of dependent children, which Was formally opened by I'reslileut Roosevelt at the Whit i House late today. The subject under consideration was "should the break ing of a home be permitted for reas ons of poverty, or only fof reasons ot inefficiency cr Immorality" It was (' unanimous opinion of the array of notable charity workers and others who tok art in the discussion that the lii.d can be best reared un do r tlie. Influence of the home and that they should be removed from the rainlly circle only when proper super vision at home has become impossi ble. It also was the consensus of opinion that where poverty exists at home, st aid sub! conme insiou hoato home, state aid should be Rlvei. While ths subject formed the princi pal topic of dlsussion. other questions of equally vital Importance to tl e child were considered. , After outlining the scope tf tl . work before the conference, Presld. nt RooBifvelt called Homer Folks, presi dent 'of the state probation commis sioned New York to the chair. "There can be no more Important subject from a standpoint cf the na tion than that, with which you deal," I said, the preaideut, "bcauK"s when yon alu care of the children today you are taking care t . . . of the nation tomor row, and it is incumbent ukui ever one of us to do all In his or her power , provide for the Interest of thosn hildreii when cruel misfortune ban andlcapped them at he very outset of their lives. I earnestly hope thfl members of this conference will taku progressive stand, so as to esta- lish the goal toward which the whole ounlry can work.. In other words, I arnestly hope each of you will con- ider, not only the iuterests of bU own immediate locality, uui me inter- sis of the nation as a whole." Tho president then discussed till irlous coudilions which the confer- lice Is trying to meet and ine iiin.r- nt types of children who need care, md m uili a number of suggestion-! ovoring these conditions, the trend being that depend. 'lit children should be provided with a home, or. when that U not possible, in nn institution as near like a home as it Is possible lo make it. He said that while Hi" government can do much it cauni.t do verythlng, and that there must nl .ays be help by individuals and asso iations outside. Nearly nil the speakers contended for the right and duty of the state to control ull institutions and agen cies for the care of dependent child- n, although the prior right of par ents was recognized. tine or int strongest addresses was by I)r. Kind Hirsch. of Chicago, who pleaded for the preservation of the family and held that there was glaring Inconsis tency in the n aiing or children in in stitutions where all Idea of family life was obliterated, and theu expect thes children to do their part In a society founded on the home and res ted In the family. The Ir. concluded as fol lows: "In the long run. peusiooi'ig mothers is cheaper than building alti'i houses and jails and reformatory K.ep the mothers at honi" and a lot g stride Is taken on the road Wdias from pauperism and that whS-ii ,-auses It alcoholNm MtJ doun sue inarthy. I should never sepirtN; children from 'le-lr pa-nrs or broil ers and sisters frtmi on- ar'ior eret-er it is possible to VtH-p fa'U ly Intact Hi this work Tr-rt he family' must be tu;r waicnwoi i TRIAL OF BRANDENBURG. V.w Yeik. Jan. I'roa:! tun Hran li-ntu uner and rnaga"n--jt'letl f r trial to. lav The c.ie IE. the n or writer, a fx fore Just: -e ft' line. H nn."ii burg i charge.! Ph grand larceny in the secon 1 J -r, jr selling the aftbb- publi-hel -..-in the last cami-alsm. whiob t" I'mid to have been wrlMen by for- i,it president Orover Cleveland. TEDOY INVITES HUGHES. Va.irgton. Jan. 25 T.overm.r Hugrrea has been invited bv Presf dent Rooswlt to com to Washing Un Hits week for a corf-renoe. Tb ntri date cf the roafereno a tot learned.