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voi i IT ..t,. ....Muiw^.?... i.. ? iou ANDERSON. S. C SATURDAY MORNING. JANUARY 31. 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS. $8.00 PER ANNUM.
iiiiTti urn nnnin DIRE:
ni i n nen DtiUHU amt
Marine Disaster Which i n Its Dramatic Intensity
If Second Only to the Sinking of the Titanic.
. Acts of Herois m in the Crisis.
Creeping Along, Enveloped in a Murderous Fog, the Nantucket Stuck j
Her Sharp Prow Into the Vitale of the Unsuspecting Steamer.
Sleeping Passengers Sank Under the waves, With Jbut a
Moment for Terrorized Prayers.
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Norfolk, Va., Jan. 30.-The Old Dominion liner Mon- *
roe, which has weathered many a fiebre gale m her ll years *
* cf commissioned life, is at thc bottom of the sea just off Hog *
_ 22 ; ?c?^? 41
Saved-Passengers, 3S; crew, 60; total, 99.
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(By Associated Press.)
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 30.--The story of how 43 souls went down
to death in the chilly waters of the Atlantic when the liner Nantucket
rammed and sank the steamer Monroe early Friday was brought to
port tonight by 9! survivors of the sunken ship's passengers, rescued
and brought to shore by the Nantucket it was a siory of awful and
'"sudden-death, sweeping out'of the dark fog and taking unawares the
doomed half-hundred with the heaviness of sleep still upon them.
lt told how the stricken Monroe, with her side gored deep by
: . the lrnifadfop&tecI prow of the Nantucket, lilied rapidly, rolling ove>|
on hef^iaei and in a few hVuiiites turned completely, over tfhd plunged
io-inc boiiom, carrying with her the ill-fated passengers and members,
of the crew who had failed to get clear of the wreck.
Tonight the revised lists prepared: by Capt'Johnson, who sur
vived the sunken vessel, showed:
Under the thick bank of fog that hid the heavily running sea
both big ships were making their way slowly and with difficulty in
the early morning. The Monroe, with Capt. Johnson on the bridge
abd a double lookout peering into.the fog ahead, was edging under|
half speed to the northward/ having left Norfolk for New York
last evening with a nerve-racking fog-bound voyage in prospect.
The Nantucket, heavily laden with freight and with nut two passen
gers aboard) was nosing her way southward, bound from Boston
to Norfolk. Urged through the dripping fog, the two vessels slowly
were drawn , toward each other.
The crash came about 1 :Ao o'clock, without warning. Out of
the gray-black fog that shut out even the waves from view, the gleam
of the Nantucket/s searchlight scarcely touched the dripping side of,
the Monroe before the high 5i^el prow of the southward-bound vessel
cut into her side with a ripping and crashing of plates that threw the |
stricken ship aback. The Nantucket, with her bow crushed in, backed
out of sight into the fog, as Capt. Johnson, ?jueing that his vessel
was fatally'stricken, shouted an order for the lifeboats.
When the crash came those aboard the Monroe were in bed
and asleep. Only Cant. Johnson and the watch on deck were up,
and about. But "the shivering .of the stricken vessel, as the water i
poured through the gash in her side, awakened the passengers and jj
sent them clambering toward the deck. Warned by the officers, they
hurriedly adjusted life-preservers and made for the tilted deck. But
the tinie was ali too brief. Those rescued agreed that from the time
the Monroe was sfiiick until she settled, beneath the waves not more
than a short ten minutes elapsed.
Baggage, clothing, valuable, all were forgotten in the flight.
Pajamas, nightgowns and bathrobes and blankets were the common
apparel of {hose who reached the deck. And most of them wore that
garb when they left the limping Nantucket at her dock late here
As the half-clad, excited throng.of passengers reached the deck
they were herded toward the lifeboats by officers and crew. Three
of the lifeboats were gotten away, heavily freighted with frightened
humanity, mostly women. By the time these were away thc Monroe
was rolling over on her side, and it was impossible to launch the
other boats.
With a sudden lurch the 'iner rolled over on her side. With a
chorus of shrieks the unfortunates left on the sinking vessel turned,
and, crawling like rats, made their w~.iy over the superstructure,
through portholes, windows and companionways, until they rested,
just out of reach of the waves on the upper side of the half-capsized
vessel. Even this slippery security was not long available. With a
rumbling sound the ship* plunged beneath the waves, leaving her
human freight afloat in the: icy ocean.
Meantime the Nahbxket, herself badly damaged, fiad stood by,
an? Capt. Berry had ab ased his sleeping crew. As the rays of the
searchlight failed to pierce the blanket of fog,' Capt- Berry ordered
out his lifeboats, and one by one they slipped away into the fog to
search for the Monroe. Thev found only the struggling survivors
afloat in the icy water, crying frantically fir help.
Many of those nicked up were utterly exhausted and unable to
help themselves Tnomas R. Harrington kept his wife afloat by
swimming* with her hair in his teeth, only to have h*i die a few*min
utes after she wa& hauled aboard theNsntuekct Lieut. L. B. Curtis,
U. S. A., was rescued, but died after reaching the Nantucket.
Capt. johnson of the Monroe and all of his .officers got away
fron>'ih* sinking..vessel ?nd were rescued. . AH of the, officers and
the craw of both>4he Monroe and the Nantucket were held here to
night to await an Investigation. of,.the -catastrophe, which will be
begun Immediately by the federal steamboat inspection service.
nnnrn nrr
?UtitU Utt
New Norfolk, Va" Jan. 30.-R*.
vised list of steamer Monroe's miss
Ina; passengers:
Mrs. W. L. Bolton, Newark, N. J.
First Lient. LeGrand B. Curds,
Second Coast Artillery, YYatervllet
Arsenal,' New York (died after res
F. C. Ituvls, Brooklyn.
Mrs. I>. (?ibHon, New York.
J. Haskell,. 4'ortlandt, N. Y.
MN? Hartland, Macarla Theatrical
W. B. Ingram, Sumter, 8. C
Mr. Jollefi Macarla Titea tr leal
Mri ' Thomas R. Harrington,
Bridgeport, Conn, (died on steamer
Mr. Luwls, Macarla Theatrical
J. UkakamaU, Japanese.
Mrs? C. W. Poole and child of Gray,
Sussex County, Va,
J. F. Ray, New York.
Miss Saville, Maearia Theatrical
lime u??n until i
LU ILL HUI k nun I
Anderson Failed to Avail Herself
of the Georgia-Carolina
"Replying to a telegram from Au
gusta, yesterday...I wired' that as f$r
as I could seo Interest in league base
ball in Anderten ls dead, and that
PSBrgiB -caro ima
baseball league," enid Mr. J. H. God
frey last sight. "I inquired of Jud?e
Nicholson before making answer If
he had beard any talk ot going in
the league, and he said that the ne
gro who had applied to him for the
lob of keeping the grounds some time
ago bad not even renewed his appli
cation for the job. This negro is the
only person who has mentioned the
subject of baseball to the judge since
the formation qf the league baa beeb
Mr. T. F. Hill of the traction com
pany waa approached to ascertain if
tho r&wCi J? b?\n '/elks ar j interested in
having baseball in Anderson, and he
Bald that they are interested, but he
does not know how much they are in
terested. Mr. Lee and Mr. Taylor, the
proper authorities to consider the
matter, are in Canada, and no word
could be received from mern. 1
It ts believed hero tbst the people
of Anderson could be aroused to jobi
a teague composed of . Spartanburg,
Greenville, Anderson and Greenwood,
but lt is not believed that the folks
here would like to go into a league
which iB comprised of cities like Co
lumbia and'Augusta.
Captain of Monroe
Is Much Depressed
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 80.-Capt. E. E,
Johnson, who commanded Ute Mon
roe, came from the Nantucket much I
depressed. He said he felt in no con-1
ditton to talk about tho disaster at"
this time and would have . to deter
any statement that he might make
to an official report to the officers of
tito company.
"I have beert, up for two days and
a night," said .Capt. Johnson, "and you
can well understand bow I hardly
feel like talking about this matter
right now. I Will do so later, bot for
Cc present can have nothing to say
tor publication."
Nantucket Arrives
Very Much Injured
Norfolk, Va.. Jan. 30.-The Mer
chant and Miners' steamer Nantucket,
after' remaining for some time on the
scene ot tho accident, was Joined , by
the Old Dominion steamer. Hamilton,
bound from New York to Norfolk, and
by the Hamilton was conveyed to
Norfolk. The Nantucket has a ter
rifle bole In her bow and will haye
to undergo extensive repairs, The
Nantucket waa booba from Boston to
Norfolk and lia timoro.
Thousands cf .'people crowded the
rl> or ?<*vn? iv watch the Man tucket's
arrival at Norfolk tills afternoon,
nearly twelve hourn after the disas
ter. , The Nantucket's decks were
crowded with survivors wrapped in
blankets. Doctors had been' sent be
low on tage tq meet her, and there
were also aboard United States local
steamboat inspectora aa well aa law
yen representing both steamship
companies. These bad gone cn. tugs
and M?a-?ed the Nantucket as . she
came into Hampton Roads.
?1. Williamson.
Steerage Passenger*.
J. G..heit.
M. Bolen, Nea York.
C. Kuper, New York.
I. WIIKOU, New York.
Boatswain N. Nelso a,
Quartermaster Gailes.
Bow Lookout A. Hoydhu
Beck Watchman T. J mich.
Saloon Watchman L. Ward.
First Wireless Operator Ferdinand I
f. Kuehn.
Third AKHhUant Engineer Braxton
tasking. -
White Stewardess Hrs. Gourucy.
Colored Ntewnrdes? Patay Wallace.
Second Cook I. White?
Third Cook Joe Bradrolf.
Head Walter 1?. Bay Is.
Wolter?? J. Be!k* J. Martin, A. Prad-I
Icy, D. Proverbs, Wi A. Gardner.
Among the naawmnted for of the
re ware also several deckhands and |
eal pastern who have net yet been
kecked np by the e?mpany._
iTTic ycnDit ID
.ourteen-Yenr-Old Slayer of
INine-Year-Ol? Girl It Ott?,
en Bond.
T. .Frank Watkins or Hie local bar
ippeared before Judge George ^ E.
he* Ar^rsou' c!^^^^^^on^\\\c ]
?afge of murder; iv. i\ amitu, aisb ?
f the local bar, represented the so
le i tor.
It will be remembered that the ne
ro boy Shot and killed a 0-year-old |
legra girl. Gladya Simmons by name, i
sat Saturday. The shooting took|
?lace sere rai miles from Anderson,!
nd the boy was not brought to this |
Ity until Sunday.
After hearing a statement of tho
?eta in th? case Judge Prince set
lie sum ot bond at 9500 and the boy's
elatives ?' succeeded hi . raising the
mount. Ho' *r>"" liberated, and :
urned to his home yesterday.
V01 Be Guests at Moat Elaborate j
. Banquet on Feb
ruary 14.4
Atlanta, Jan. 80.-The most emb?
ate banquet which has ever been glv
n in Atlanta, and Atlanta has had
ome banquets, wl!l he held at the
Capital City Club on St. Valentine'?
lay. February 14th. to- entertain the
hree m amibe rs of the regional bank
organization committee, who art
omJng to Atlanta to consider this
ii ty's . qualifications for a regional
Secretary McAdoo and Houston
.nd Comptroller WWWr??np havo ad
apted tbe Invitation. But' they wll
tot t>e Atlanta's only guests on thh ]
irllliant occasion. Atlanta's compcti
ors will alto bc' entertained at the|
irilllant board The cl alas of Blr
miu;ium, CotumlblB, Jacksonville,-Sa-]
an nah aOd Charleston, will bo beard]
n Atlanta at the/eame'tune those|
if thh city .aro put forward, end Reve
al ot the leaders, of the did -gallon? ]
rom each of these cities -xii', be in
rited to the ?banquet.
The regional bank situation li tak
ng-on mor? favorable aspect cacb|
ley ld the estimation of leading At*
anta financiers. /They declare that!
here is practically nh doubt that the]
rgumant will prevail that the south
?ast: should have, a regional, bank of
ts own, and tn the light of that fact
t iv felt that Atlanta will necessarily
te the.logical point.
.Mr. W. H. Ingram Was a Heist!re
of Judge Wilson.
"Mr. W. II. Ingram of Sumter, who 1
ras oae of the passengers on tho
11-fated Monroe, la a near relative
4 Judge John S. Wilson, who held
hurt here last week. Mr. Ingram !
vas for a long tbne a successful1
lamber and lumber man and at the!
fane of h li death he was state sgent
>f Sh? Georgia, Carolina Investment j
?-?-pany, vii h offices in Cclumbis.
Ha widow and aa adopted daughter
ur viva.
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AntLTrust Hill?.
Washington. Jan. 30.-President
Wilson is insistent on enactment of
anti-trust legislation before nu ad
journment, even to give members an
early start in thc congressional cam
paign. This -was made clear to con
gress today by administration lead
Will Investigate.
? Washington, Jan. 30.--A thorough
investigation of the circumstances rc*
i suiting ip the collision between the
Nantucket and the Monroe today was
: ordered by the department of com
Obstruct Malls.
.New York, .lan. 30.-Eleven of the
flftcou chauffeurs employed by the
contractor who bandies thc United
States mails here in motor trucks
today were found guilty bv tho f?d?
ral court o? conspiring to obs truct
the movement of the mails. The oth
er four were acquitted. The men
were indicted after n recent strike
during which mail automobile trucks
wore disabled.
' (Charlotte N\ C., Jan. 30.-Several
pooplo were injured when Seaboard
Air Lino passenger train No. 14 from
Washington to Charlotte, today Col
lided with Atlantic Coast tine local
passenger train No. 70, running from
Fayetteville. N. C.. to Florence, 8. il.,
at a right angle crossing of the twp
r??ub ni rViiibiukr, N. C. Nirnu WQB
killed. A dense fog prevented the
engineer on the Seaboard train see
ing the Coast Line train standing oh
the croEsIug, Until too late to r stop
the train. )
ti Dead in ?Ina,
Dortmund, Germany, Jan. HO.
Twenty-two. persons nre known to
have been killed and seventeen In
jured in un explosion ot firedamp in
the Archenbach Colliery today. The
management believes the number Of
killed and .injured, thus.far accounted
for represen* all casualties.
Dower r?k^?F^Wm i f.
San Francisco; Jan. 30.--A warrant
charging an offense against a younis
girl was Issued here tonight against
?Miaury I. Diggs, former State archi
tect, whose recent trial and convic
tion under the Mann act caused na
tion-wide comment because, of Its po
litical complications.
.Juarez, Mex., Jan. 30.-Cen. Fran
cisco Villa today announced that clv
illeed v?crfnrc, particularly wkh rt*
?rence to tho treatment of prisoners,
would be adopted by tho rebels. He
procured a book from United States
army officials dealing with "the ethics
of Internat Ic nal warfare." which ho
said would bc ' put into ."Tv-tice lp
the rebel army and he added that
henceforth no federal officers would
bo executed unless they previously
had been captured and on being re
leased^ hod broken faith not to fight
Neanttme Chihuahua City with 85,
000 population; , the largest rebel
stronghold, is being? transformed Into
"the provisional capital of the re
public." A mansion has been pro
vided tbere as the executive office of
Gen. Garranza, who ls expected from
thc Pacific coast tfbout Feb. 1.
Battleshlu South Carolina ls on tba
Washington, Jan. 30.-All the mar
ines from the United States battleship
South/tC^arollna, iwere landed today at
Port au Prince to reinforce bluejack
ets from the Montana guarding Acner*
lean Interests there. Capt. Russell's
dispatch to navy department said
several- candidates for the ' Haition
presidency were preparing to marett
on Port au Prince tomorrow.
Will Investigate
IP\O the Disaster
uni njosiont .ipurcoa'f? ' 'JUOJJOM
Norfolk. Jan. 30.-The coroner of
Norfolk will go Into an inquiry bear
ing on the death of Mrs. Harrington
and Llout. Curtis. The local United
States steamboat inspectors will pro
ceed with an carly luyulry as to tho
disaster generally. Tho date tor tb.)?
more important Inquiry has not yet
boen fixed and may net be .determined
upon until United States Supervising
Inspector of Steam Vessels John W.
Oast of the Third district returns
?iov? WM?I??BVU?, where be is now tn
attendance upon an annual meeting
of the supervising inspectors.
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. iColusnbla, Jan. 30. Buck .
. HUI. a negro sentenced to .die *
*v on. Jan. 30, for raping a white *
" woman In Richland, waa re- .
. prlVed Friday for 10 days by *
e.. She governor. "
Pif cf J.QSS O? 1
mm, my m W mmmmt'mmjr9mm%9 VO 41
By ?he C
Now York, Jan. 30.-The presence
of mind of crew and passengers
alike was responsible for the saving
of so many lives fro mtbc Old Do
minion liner Monroe, according to a
statement issued hero-tonight by H.
?H. Wauker, president and general
In his statement Mr. Walker sayn
Capt. E. E. Johnson, master of the
Monroe, launched lifeboat No. 7 with
the aid of eight volunteers and then
picked up 21 persons who had Jump
ed into the water just before the liner
went under, making the total saved
<by this boat 30. Equally good work
was done by First Officer Guy Hors
ley, who, after launching boat No. 3
with ten (passengers, rescued 2\ per
sons who had jumped from the dcok
Vanderbilt's 1
'New Orleans, Jan. 30.-High wlndB
driving savage breakers over Frede
rick W. Vanderbilt's yacht, Warrior,
which v/ent aground off the Colom
bian coast Monday, today prevented
the United Fruit steamer Almirante
and a wrocktug tug from Jamaica
from throwing a line aboard In' an
effort to rescue the crew of 48 men,
California mu
Yet "
Tokio; Jan. 30.-(Baron Makino tho
foreign minister, today declined tc
follow tho suggestion mada lp ^ ttje
diet ?tat ho divulgo the coiUents"of
his notes, of protest to tho United
States pn t^^U^^^^^^j^^
gm/iMi? IQ nrvwc i
OF coiipsa^rioN
Atlanta Woman Song for Di
vorce on Account of
Pei Cow.
Atlanta, Jan. 30.-A pct cow, ,n
stead of the usual darling child. is
the bone of contention in the divorco
suit between HY4. Kettla HsRelaw
and E. E, Holtzclaw. Mrs. Holts
claw sues for temporary alimony, to
tal divorce and the custody ot tho
cow. .
Sho charges that her husband, who
ls a carpenter, removed all the
household goods and otherwise treat
ed her so cruelly that her only joy
and support waa the family cow
whose butter and milk she had been
selling to help support herself.
(When the cruel husband came and
took tho cow away Cram ber too, abe
said that her' tribulations became
too great for her to /bear.
Thrilling Rescue
From |cy Waters
Norfolk, J?n. 30.-O?? u? tue muai
thrilling 8torlea told by survivors was
that by Miss Sally McCombs, whom a
erased negro caught by the heir (n
a lifeboat She waa one of the nine
members of the Macarla Theatrical
company who survive. Miss Mc
combs owes her life to the bravery
to Charley Sutton, a native of Hert
ford, N. C., and a ?.ember ot Mon
roe's crew, who leaped overboard
from the foundering ship and kept
her afloat in the Icy watara until
they reached one of the Nantucket's
Miss McCombs, lying upon her bed
st a hotel, flited with emotion, tonight
told of her rescue. Sho eald as the
fog grose abe expressed fear to her
companions, but .wag assured there
was no danger. Ween tho crash came
Miss Mccombs rushed out to find pas
sengers running up and down, with
women screaming. Miss Hilda Har
land, leading lady of her .company,
with whom Miss McCombs was room
ing, waa lost. -v. <
. .Congressional Committee WAI Csa
dade ?s*ty.
savannah. Ga., Jan. 30.-With less!
than .a doren witnesses yet to be
heard, members Of .ta* special con
gressional committee which ls here
investigating charges ot official mis
conduct on the. part of Federal Judge
Emory Speer, of dbe Southern Dis
trict of Georgia, tonight announced
that they expected the hearings to
terminate lute tomorrow.
Witnesses today .testified to nume
rous acts of JUdgo Speer which they
charged were u??ala and arbitrary.
r if s?
LtfS-g %>
>ld Dominion
of the steamer. Lifeboat No. 1 was
smashed as she lmided in the \r\*r
and No. 3 capsized.
"This ls the ?r V !n the hi
tory of tile Old Do m in. on I?ine that
the life of a passenger has boon lo?t
at sea," said Mr. , Waluker. "The
line was organised lu 1667. Seven
steamers have been In operation for
several years. The monroe was the
staunchest of the lot. Sha was put
Into service? In 1003.
"There was life-saving equipment
aboard for nearly double tho number
of souls sbo carried on this trip.
Under the navigation laws we are
required to have 100 per cent, equip
ment at this season of tho yoar. We
had fully that. The Monroe carried
boatage for over 300, and there \v?. e
but 133 persons aboard, all told."
ig With Crew
according ' to wireless reports re
ceived hero tonight. Previous re-'
ports stated tho crew had refused to
leave the yacht.. The. Almirante and
tho tug aro standing by tonight, but
as the wind and waves were driving
tho yacht further onto the reef, , it
was teared she.would go to pieces
before thc crow could be taken off.'.
negotiations between Japan and the
United SUtes.
'The foreign minister added that the
California queaiion ; was,/'. .serious
affair, involving tbs honor of the
Japanese people and that tho Ameri
can government understood the im
President Has Detailed U. S. A.
Officer as Comm andant at
B. M. IJ
President Wilson yesterday direct
ed that Geo. C. Bowen. Second Lieu
tenant, Twentieth infantry, be detail
ed as professor of military science, st
Bailey Military Institute, Greenwood
Aside from the fact that Andersen
people are much interested tn the In
sltuatton at Greenwood, this' an- *
aounettnent frill be still ?crs warjh?y
received her? on account of the fisc4
that Lieutenant Bowen ts an Ander
son county man, having been born
nesr Anderson.
This will mean mitch to tbe Oreen?
wood institution. It is necessary that
the school demonstrate Its fitness be
fore the government will consider
detailing a man from the regular ar
my as commandant and the peopl?
of Greenwood and this section real
elated over the fact that the office i
has been secured.
It is presumed that tho officer will
report within the next few days toi
his new duties.
Men Behaved Well;
WT_ C_J 175-*.
vr vuran uavou i usi
Norfolk, Va., Jab. JO -E. P. Lyons
the former - Richmond, Ya, abd Sa
vannah, Ga, theatrical manager, skid
tonight: . . .
"The <Monree's crew .behave* splen
didly. There were not very many wo
men on the ship, but they were al
lowed to get info the boats first.
Thcro was no effort on the part of
the men to crowd. While we vere in
the lifeboat <we picked up a .man and
a woman. He was balding her by
the hair In his teeth and waa almost
exhausted when we pulled him Sn.
"There Twere many puople who must
have been caught in their stateroom?
The ?collision occurred so suddenly
and the boat sank so quickly, it's a
wonder that many wore were not
drowned. Tito listing of the steamet
made it Impossible to lower, the Ute*
boats on on? side ot the ship, and that
added to tohe difficulty in saving lives
"The Nantucket stood by US, aa?
those of us /who could, citrated thc
rope ladder to get on board. Thoa?
who wera not able to fol lose us wert
lifted aboard the Nantucket ?by th?
aid of ropes, which were placed un
It was reported last eight that the
protest of the ciUxea* in the eastern
part of the etty against the holding
of carnival shows on a vacant lot
near thu ????u-owy ilmi spboo? i?M
been approved hy the eXy and t'rn
carnival will have to look elsewhere
for a show graned*

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