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THE WEATHER lair Sunday and Monday: light to moderate variable wind. For full weather report Past ; CabU section. . "All he News That's Fit to Print." r PRICE FIVE CENTS. VOL. JLXIII...KOL 20,581 NEW YORK, SUNDAY. MAY 31, 1914. K2 PAGES, In Eight Parts, ft.. sSZE. .I'VE;". -cSEV fee i ill EHVOYS HA LET CARRARA IN Mediators Discuss! his Note cj Hear ifals. While Waiting from Two Ca CONSULT WITH Q LEGATES Jrs Decide Huerta Commission i I Wot to Reject the iw Proposition in Advance. GERMAN FINES $200,000 Yslranga and Bavari JGive Bondt nd Gt Clearance Papers from Vera Crux Of tie al. f i tpri4l to TU nr Ji Time. i K1AOARA FALU, Onta Wh!l the ABC mediatirl lO. May 30. were watch- fully waiting today for fill patches from Washington and Mexico cay, giving the views of th two .GoTpnJrrnt concerning the pacification plan kg reed to by tn American and MelUaij delegates at Niagara Kali. they held t session for ,ta purpose of discussing! the note de-ltvered to them yesterday! in behalf of Gen. Carranxa.. which appeared to suggest that Conatituttonafi representative bo permitted to participate In the peaxa negotiation. N$ definite con-iclualon was reached. j ! Tne mediators may tf'fide th,t B 'oar, other than a ptAlte acknowl-JedgmenL U not necess iry. No direct rtiuest that ConaUtuUc miliat delegate be admitted t the NUfaf- Fall conference, we contained Inj the note, as the mediators Interpret' I jit. The com- numcaiion waa rames pi jUat the right to representation In the j mediation parleys should have been accorded to the CoaaUtuilofalist. ! To mediator bad aibflef con versa-Uoa with the Mexican (Icjegate today. : Thla waa for the aole pprfcoee of aacer- , UliUAg whether Gen. Hiietta's ComirVs- t . . a i .2.'.J.iMa fnm sloners bad received aim advices from ! Mexico Ot, to indicate? what ' c.ul.l t taken tv tha 3iLert Govern .'mrit in regard to the pk.iticaUon plan, Not S wortf bad come JU4 them on the subject, the Mexicans sjaip. The Americas delegates liad the modi inn were in eonferenoti Rem U:4 until clock tortfent. aI the doe of Um conference Mr. Letunn and Jus- Uce lamari woold rnaKt j no staiemeni. bayead awying that it puid be resumed at II o'clock on Monday Kioroing. (0ars Rabaaa. C.g'J4o. and F.od-rlgisrs. . tb Mexican i uommissioners, have decidod that they! 4iH not determine their attitude with Jrespect to the Carraaxa application itntjit the mediators have passed opon;ltl In a statement last week the Mexican delegates dec-tared that if th CofsUtuUonalists applied for admission to Jhe conference taey woald ask for I ri Ructions from the Muerta Goverameni. It is aparent from this jhat a de.iion ea the part of the mediator to grant Geo. Carraaaa's lmplte request for participate, tn tb confyeoce will not meet the immediate aaet or rejection of the Uuerta Commissioners. This saeana that, although tb- ' are opposed to permitting Consvltu onalist delegate to enter the confer nee and have ample powers to decide the problem, they will tiot assume th responsibility of refusing to agree I r affirmative action by tha mediators, but win ask their Government to paas jpon the question. Willing to Consider Cajrrrais. Xote. .As matters stand now. the n;diators. wlule , iadlxpoaed to gra nt Gen. Car-ransa's implied requesC are willing to gve It the fullest const leration. ' The note preaented In behair of Gen. Car-ransa waa not clear as t tha extent of the participation that he apparently desired through his representative, aud this Increases the difficulty of the mediators In passing upon 4 They bad virtually withdrawn their original Invitation to Cajranxe, to send delegates to the peaeei Conference, because he declined to agrle to the preliminary condition, accept jd by the United State and the Mexliaa Governments, that hostilities should Ibe suspended while the mediation neajiations were In progress. - In ronsler-Jtln of the atti- tuH. which the meai.ltors assumea lit Is believed toward that derlinaU that they would be wii !ng to counte nance Contitut!onalls Jartlc'.patlon In th negotiations unlesi hj revolutionary ffnees were directed t fn. Carranxa to stop aggressive oper tiims againat the Mexican Federal troor. J Whether Gen Carranxa would agree. td that proposal la something that his jnte to the mediators does not make t teaj Irweldl Still at, Sbe Falls. Though he said yestrijy that he Intended to Wave Niagara Falls last night. Juan FrancUrio i t'rquidl. who btotiaht Carranxa' iVisage to the mediators was still hf- today. He dented that he was waiting for a message from the mediate to Carranxa or his Waahinsrton agent Zabaran. say ing that he had stayed tever simply to get a little rest. I This morning Seflor J rquldl had a long talk with Mr. . iUimann. one of the America a delegate! to the peace mnfereBce. the nature of which was not divulged. I Seftor I rquldl said thai Gen. Carranxa would not break with th United States unices be had good renfn for it. but that he would be contedt with nothing short of the complete triumph of the Constitutionalist, and; Would accept no . oTiioronilee. He asiei-ed that Car- ' , ,i r i 1 ranxa bd ne personal stnbition. feei.ng j tfet he had lived hisf life. Senor Lr-qiudl denied moat emjphatically that titer waa danger oft aj split between Carranxa and Villa, j - Villa la very loyal !ti Carranxa." he Caatlaaed o Page 3. HUERTA OUT BY TUESDAY? Ex-Attache of Consulate In Mexico City Makes the Prediction. Special CktXa to Tl New TOKKjtns. Stara a Rtarf CanrtpoaL VERA CHUZ. May 30. A. B. Price, a former Attach of the American Consulate General In Mexico City, made thla prophecy this afternoon: "Huerta will resign before next Tuesday. A provisional Government acceptable to the United States will be in power in ten duya. and the American Consulate In Mexico City will be open and doing business by June Ij." GAIR WATCHMAN MURDERED Bullet Wound In Head and Signs of a Struggle All About Him. While making a tour of the buildings of the Robert Gair Paper Pox Company at Washington and Front Streets. Brooklyn, at 1 o'clock this morning. Joseph Wallace, a watchman, of 2.73 Atlantic Avenue, came upon the body of his fellow-watchman. Mlebwel Kraha. In the company's office. Kraha lay on his back, and thwe was a bullet hole In his temple. The office furniture was tumbled about and some of the chairs were broken, evidently In a struggle. There was a safe In the office, but so far as the police could learn no money had been taken from it. and there had been no attempt to blow the safe. Kraha was 33 years old. It was his duty to make tours of 1he various factory buildings, and it Is believed that he was kfled while making the midnight tour. Xo one- had been found early this morning who knew anything about the murder, and the' only thing that seemed definitely established was that Kraha was shot with a rifle or revolver bullet at a distance of about ten feet, and that a struggle had preceded the shooting. No weapon could be found in the office and the police assumed that the watch man had defended himself with chair. A window of the office was open, and it is probable the murderer made his escape that way. Nothing was found In Kraha's pockets to show where he lived or who his relatives were. Capt. Barnes and Detective Byrnes. of the Poplar Street Police Station as sumed charge of the Investigation. ORDER 12,000 TO STRIKE. Paint Creek' Operatorc Quickly Make Peace with Employes. CHARLESTON. W. Va. May SO. An official call for a strike of coal miners along the Kanawha River. Ool... Jt ,.!,. a...L- - ..nil TmI . .... mtr,m '?."S1?' avs arw cj I v- il id vis via vaaa 12.009 men aro involved. The call war signed by Thomas Haggerty. member of the International Board of the United Mine Workers; President Thomas Cairns, of Uistrict IT. and other district officials. , Head or all unions in the district were notified that all union men In and about the mines must cease work except those necessary to keep 'the mines in working order. Tho check-oft n system by which all union dues are paid through the offices of the operators, is the cause of the disagreement ' between the operators and the miners. After the order had gone out the operators of the Paint Creek district reached an agreement with the miners. The Paint Creek operators agreed to the contract made in July. WIS. which Includes the check-off. Two minor items were submitted 10 a board of arbitration com nosed of operators and miners. An earlr aareetnent on the two items is expected. SIHING HENS CROSS OCEAN. Fowls Brought by the Baltic Will Go to San Francisco. When the White Star liner Baltic arrived yesterday from Liverpool two quartermasters walked down the gangway carrying a Urge basket each tn their arms, which they put down very carefully ea the pier. Curious-minded pen-on. Including several Customs In spectors, peered Into the basket and saw that each one contained a ben sitting on some eggs. Purser R. Edwards, who is considered the best authority on chickens in ths White titer fleet, explalred to a reporter that the baskets each contained fifteen eggs and one fine Dorking hen. The hens had been sitting on the eggs since the llailic left Liverpool, the purser said, and would continue to do so until the baskets arrived in San Francisco. This is the first time." said Mr. Kd-wards. " that hens have sat on eggs across the Atlantic. If the hens thrive well. It may be that passengers in the future may be able to go up on the boat deck in the morning before breakfaxt and select their own eggs. In the days of sailing ships hens were carried on ships for the use of passengers and also on the Atlantic Ktcamera before the refrigerator came Into general use. but I think the eggs were stolen by the members of the crew in the early morclng watch." KEEPS OSBORNE IN PRISON. Rigid Scarlet Fever Quarantine Catches Reformer in Auburn. ' Uptcial to The Arte fork Time. AUBURN. N.T.. May 30. After a doxen additional case bad been Isolated in Auburn Prison today the physicians In charge of the scarlet fever epidemic decided to close the prison entirely so far as Intercourse with the outside waa con cerned. All keepers who hitherto have been able to go home after taking daily baths with disinfectants and changing their clothes henceforth will iiave to stay inside the walls. Among the quarantined is Thomas Mott Osborne. Chairman of the State Ccmmusion for Irlson Reform. He had found It necessary recently to enter the prison in connection with Important reform work. and. having been exposed, decided today to take a chance and regain in. lie will have to stay until the quarantine is removed. While his first experimental term tn Auburn Prison was of only six days' duration, the present remi-voluntary term may be six weeks. He will continue to carry out prison reform work alread" ?es.un, and will assist in the effort to stamp out the scarlet fever. Most of the cases ore in the women's priMn. Investigation by IV. Thomas a. eawyer. nameo oy iteuiin iJimmwinnrr liigs as special deputy, indicates that the epidemic, whlcn hegan in me wo- men s prison, entered in some wigs nireo "! " J fctore to , m entertainment. All of the sick, who number about a hundred, are doing well and the attack, in each case Is mild. S-.t3 TO ATLANTA. G.U AMI RKTt'RX Tickets HuM June. I J anil 13. Thrw trains fliljr each llr.ctkm. fhort l.lne FavteM Service. Informal Inn HilTHKUN KAJi WAV office. 2W4 Fifth Ave. A4. COLONEL FORUNION TO DOWN BOSSES Roosevelt as He Sails for Spain Calls for Fusion Against Barnes and Murphy. ASSAILS WILSON ALSO Says His Policies Have Failed to Give the Relief the Nation Demands. WILL HEAD STATE FIGHT Mo Leader Says Voters Should Unite Against State Machines as They Did to Elect Mitchel. Just before be sailed for Spain yesterday morning on the steamship Olympic of the White Star Line. Col. Theodore Roosevelt gave out a statement in which he criticised President Wilson's policies in regard to the tariff and the trusts and dealt with the situation in New York State. In his statement the Colonel assailed William Barnes, Jr., the Republican State Chairman, and Charlta F. Murphy, leader of Tammany 1111. While some persons inferred from the statement that the Progressives would be willing to work with the Independent Republicans under certain conditions to overthrow Murphy, If Mr. Barnes was eliminated, the Colonel made no positive statement to that effect. He left an opening which would permit his party to retreat from such a coalition grace fully if it turned out later that the Progressives could not Indorse the Re. puhllcan candidates and at the same time maintain the principles on which the party was founded'. The Colonel's war cry. sounded in the statement, was Down with Barnes and down with Murphy." He said that all right-minded people should work to gether without regard to their ordinary party differences In the same way that the fusion forces did In the last Mayor alty campaign when the Progressives Indorsed Mayor Mitchel against Murphy's candidate. Col. Roosevelt did not refer directly to the proposer that he should be the Progressive candidate for Governor, but he said that he felt his chief duty "lies right here in the State of New York," and that upon his return he would take an active part In the campaign. Here Is the statement: The CaleaeP Statement. " Since my return from South America I have received hundreds of telesmms and letters from all over the c untry requesting statements from me on the political situation. It has been utterly impossible to reply to these communications; first, because of lack of time, and second, because it must be remembered that I have been out of the country for neitrly eight months and have been .home only ten days and therefore have not been able to acquire the necessary Information that will enable me to respond intelligently to many of the inquiries made of me. " When I return from abroad I shall at once take up actively the political situation. It goea without saying that 1 Intend, to the utmost of my ability, to do all that I can for the principle for which I have contended and for the men throughout the country who have stood so valiantly In the fight that the Progressive Party is waging and has waged for these principles." " There is widespread apprehension among our people. The pinch of poverty is felt in many a household. We cannot ignore the conditions which have brought about this Uit of things. Tho cost of living has not been reduced. Not the slightest progress has been made in solving the trust question. It has been shown that the reduction of the tariff In no shape or way helps toward this solution. The economic conditions are such that business is In jeopardy and that the small business man, the farmer, and the Industrial wage worker are all suffering because of them: conditions. The truth simply Is that the only wlm and sane propositions, the only propositions which represent a constructive governmental progresslvlsm and the resolute purpose to secure good results instead of fine phrases, were the principles enunciated In the Progressive platform in connection with the truHts and the tariff alike. Our policies would have secured the panning around of prosperity and also the existence of a sufficient amount of prosperity to be pasted around. Throughout the country all I can do to emphasize these facts will be done. " But I believe that this Fall my chief duty lies right here in the State of New York. I doubt whether there is a State in the Union that shows more conclusively than this State the dreadful evil of the.' two-boss system in political life. The people of this State, the honest people, the good citizens who wish clean and efficient Government, no matter what their party affiliations may be. are growing bitterly Indignant with a system which provides for the see-saw of the Murphy and Barnes machine In the Government of this State. There Is not a State In which the evils of bi-partisan boss rule are more concretely Illustrated than right here. Evlla of the Two-Boa System. "Under such" rule It is absolutely impossible to get decent and effective Government. It Is Impossible to secure fair treatment for the honest business man. for the honet wage earner or for the honet farmer. From the canals and highways downward each branch of the Government has been administered primarily with a view to the political advantage, and often with a view to the personal enrichment, of different political leader. No advan- oatlaaed m Pag 3. WITH THIS ISSUE: Special Rotogravure Supplement, 'A Game of Cards," By Gerard Portiche FIND R. B. M'CLURE SUICIDE IN HIS HOME Ex-Owner of Newspaper Syndicate and Brother of Publisher Shoots Himself in the Head. HE HAD LONG BEEN ILL Wife Hears Shot and Runs to Room, Where She Discovers Husband's Body Lying on the Bed. Robert Bruce McClure. ex-President and former owner of the McClure Newspaper Syndicate and youngest tirotlicr of 8. 8. McClure. the magazine editor and publisher, was found dead of a gunshot wound nt l o'clock on Friday night In his home a l." Clcnltrook rioee. Park Hill. Yonkers. Mr. McClure's death was not made known to the Yonkers police, however, until yesterday "ft'.Tnoon. At 9 o'clock last night Coroner Joseph P. Dunn gave it as ills verdict that Mr. McClure had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. The members of Mr. McClure's family do not deny that he killed himself, although at first they Sought to create the impression that he had been shot accidentally while cleaning his gun. The Coroner learned that Mr. McClure returned to his home at o'clock on Friday night. He had been 111 and mel ancholy, but It was said he seemed In as good spirits as usut.1 and talked with a friend about the steamship wreck in the St. Lawrence. After dinner Mr. McClure went up to his own room, and later to a servant's bedroom on the third floor. About U o'clock members of the family were startled by the report of a gun. Mrs. McClure ran upstairs and found her husband lying dead on the bed. with the gun beside him. He had put the muzzle beneath his chin and pulled the trigger. In the house with Mrs. McClure at the time was her son Colin, about fifteen years old. and her daughter Jeane. about years old. There sre two other children. Bruce, who fav in college, and Kenneth, a small hoy. Dr. Elton Q. I.lttell was called to the house, and he notified Coroner Dunn. Policemen came to the house, but they were not admitted. The Coroner has Issued a death certificate giving suicide as the cause of death. Mr. McClure was born in the north of Ireland fifty years ago. th youngest Of four brothers. His parents came to the United States when he was a baby and settled on a farm sixteen miles from Valparaiso, Ind. As he grew older he worked on the flrin with his brothers and went to sthool Intermittently. He studied first at the public schools of Valparaiso and then at Knox College. in Galeshurg. 111. K. S. McClure came to New York In ISS2, and two years later be founded tne McClure Newspaper Syndicate. Robt. B. McClure then joined his brother in this city, going to work for him In the syndicate. When S. S. McClure founded McClure's Magazine In 1113 the younger brother transferred his attention to that and was sent to Ixindon to look after the magazine's interests there. He represented McClure's Magazine in London for ten years, returning to New York In l!KO. While in London It was Robert McClure's duty to find contributors to the magazine among promising but relatively unknown authors. One of the men Mr. McClure wan credited with thus " finding " was Rudyard Kipling. This was about three years after McClure's Magazine was started, and at that time Kipling was not known widely In England and was unknown tn America. Robert McClure bought the first short story by Kipling printed in America for McClure's Magazine. In his ten years In London Mr. Mc Clure came to know many noted writers Intimately, among them Sir Arthur onan Ikiyle. The creator of Sherlock Holire. who arrived In New York from KriKland lat Wednesday, tret Clinton T. 1'raini.ni the present owner of the MH'lure New spiipei syndicate, n few days ajfo anil ii n:ired particularly con-c.-rniiiK Mr. l-. Irre's health. When Mr. '. .'i re retumi'd to New York In 1 !.'. ?ie In came th- niunager of the AlrClure-l I illlps Hook Company, Knottier firm organized by S. S. McClure. W'nrn the hook biiHiiiess was sold to Liiut 'eda. Page & Co. In 190H. IloLert MClur bought the .McClure Newspaper Srdlcate from S. S. Mr-t'.'ure. lie e .it'icted the syndicate with profit until 1112 when he sold It to Clir.ton T. Br;.inard. Mr. McClure had been living In Yonkers for several years before he sold his business. In llull he moved to California and lived In different parts of the State until a little more than a year ago, when he returned to l onkers , and went to live at IS Glcnbrook Place, Park Hill. Since his return to the Kast ) his health had been poor und he seldom : went out. His neighbors on Park Hill i saw little of him. Mr. McClure leaves a widow, three sons, Bruce, Colin, and Kenneth, and a : daughter. Miss Jean. The eldest son, ; Bruce McClure. Is now in college. i . i 36 STRIKERS INDICTED. Lexington Carpenters Face Con splracy Shooting Charge. LEXINGTON. Ky.. May .10. Indictments were returned today by a special Grand Jury against thirty-six union carpenters who have been on strike here for several weeks. Five of the Indicted men are charged with attempting to kill Daniel Moynahun. a non-union ! workman, who was probably fatally shot while on duty last Wednesday at a lumber plant, where the men are on strike. The other thlrtv-one are charged with conspiracy to intimidate non-union workmen. Five hundred carpenters are on strike for recognition of their union, higher wages, and shorter hours. All building operations have been suspended. HIS SIGNALS IGNORED B Y COLLIER, LOST LINER'S CAPTAIN TESTIFIES; 964 ARE DEAD; All Bodies Recovered to Arrive This Morning at Quebec. FEW ARE YET The Great Number and Crowded Pier at Rimouski Hinder the Work. PLANS TO RECEIVE THEM Carpenters Turning the Govern- j ment Pier at Quebec Into j a Great Morgue. BRITISH SAILORS TO AID Men from the Cruiser Essex, Which Escorts Funeral Ship, Will Land Bodies. FACES SHOW LITTLE FEAR The Dead. Seem to Have Met Their Fate Bravely Jewels tnd Money Found. ftHal to Th A'eir Tort Tinxr. FATHER POINT. Quebec. May .TO. Tabulations of the casualties resulting from the sinking of the steamship Empress of Ireland now place the total dead at 1W4. The rescued numoer 403. The Canadian Government steamer Iady Grey, convoyed by tho British cruiser Essex, left here at fi o'clock this evening with 173 bodies all that have been recovered from the wreck of Uie Em-presa of Ireland. The bodies will be taken to Quebec, where the ships should arrive early to-morrow morning. The Essex was ordered here to render any possible service in the transfer of , the bodies. The commander had an In- tenlew with Capt. Walsh. .Marine feu- w (v reulze(, by th Mrlsn ,,. nerintendent of the Canadian Pacific ,. ... . " ,, rm , , . . lie this morning. It was generally Hallway, this afternoon, ami offerod to " carrv to Quebec some of the bodies If huit night that most. If not It was so desired. Wl.en he w is In- j aI1- of 'he passengers were saved, formed that the Ijidy irey coul.l carry ) As was done In the case of the all of them, he offered to follow the j Titanic, the Lord Mayor of loniliti ship up the river and this offer was has decided to open a Mansion House accepted. j fund for -the victim: of thf Empress As the Lady Grey drew out of the I q jrHan(, and th(, Lor, Mavor of Itlinouxkl w.iarf. the Ex, which was i r ,. , . , . , , . ... . .... I Liverpool oImo has .started n fund. anchored at Father. Point, Immediately .... . . . . . . I Official news continued to reach lifted her anchor, dipped ner ensign and placed herself in the funeral line. th Canadian Tarine Railway of- Capt. Walsh announced late this even- I "''" "lowly today. John Hums w as Ing that the Essex had offered to land j again an early caller and offered tho 100 men at Quebec to carry the cof- company every possible governmental fins ashore. This olfer has been ac- facility In the transmission of disrupted, as It Is thought that the service ! patches. Mr. Kurns said that Klr.g will add so'emnlty to the occasion and Oeorge was greatly grieved by the will appear as a mark of imperial sym- j disaster. pathy for the Canadian people in the' .. .. ... . ... ., v "'" While the Rrltisli public generallv great calamity. . . .. ,...., , ,. , . ,. . Is not so directly affected by th Among the bodies of first cabin pas- J ' sengers identified today were those of impress of Irfland calamity as by Mr. Wagner of Mapp.ng. Ind.: Charles J the Titanic catastrophe, this latest Coldthorpe. Mr. riallager of Winnipeg, j disaster in the tragic annals of the Miss Crachernes of Montreal, and Mr. . sea has sent a thrill of horror and Ilurlow. ( dismay through the nation. I'recati- The search here for bodies will bejtlons wnt.n the loss of the Titanic kept up. The Canadian Pacific Kail- J rauso4j to ,)C taken for the preserva way has established n sworn patrol of .AK.t.KU, M III. U'lll ,.,.' jar fnrlU .ill 1 1 . . . ' , . . . w of coast and keep up a constant search for bodies that may be washed ashore. qrbrr to Receive the Dead. Ql'EUEC, May SO. While the Cor-i oner's Inquiry into the steamship dls- aster was going on in Kimouskl. the bodies of 17.'. victims of the disaster that had been reivered. were being carried from the Improvised morgue mere in ine overnmeiii vessel i.a' Grey for transport here. The I.miIv llrev sailed Lite tixlav I this port on her sorrowful mission. ' nu of ll.e Empress, one of the most and tonight lier arrival, rixed for a striking is made by a marine en-late hour, was awaited here. A mortu- i glneer. who considers that either the ary chamber at the wharf was in readl- j Empress was not stationary, as at ness for the bodies: long rows of Plt- first reported, or the Storstad was forms, each covered with white clotl j ,noviK seven or eight miles an hour, end edged with black, having beer. , a ,ijgh for tnla raf of vesspl the chamber were heavily draped, while folds of black crepe covered the out side of the structure. Several police ; only lie acoumeo ior ..y io s,.r, ,n, were on duty there to guard the bodies ; circumstances : First, that the Stor-and control the tbroriKS assembled to stud w;is built with a longitudinal witness the sad err.nony of removal framing, that Is. w ith heavy Iron from the ship. j ijeHm9 running under her skin from While these solemn preparations had ; how to slem and that one of these, been made for the reception of the brraklng awa- ttt the bow and pierc- aeau. me iw iiik muse w no nau uetyi saved from the grip of the waters that claimed the Empress of lrelund and so manv hundreds of those who were voy aging on her-were being well cared for. i water line, thus reproducing the es-Wlth the exception of lens than two- i sentlal condition of the Tltanlc'i col-score, most of them suffering In thelltslon; secondly, that the damage to hospital at Rimouski from Injuries, all the Empress now here went very deep, had been brought to this city yester- otherwise the Storstad's movement day. Today all of those here had been wu,i have Iwen arrested much near-provided with clothing and funds and a r tnp fjryt Iloint f collision than number of them were able to leave for was th. ( aH ,,, ,h,.w atlHUmmion., Montreal on an afternoon train. Vcrv . . , . . . .w . .... . , ' ure supported by the report that the few of them seemed willing to continue " . ,, , , , , . . , Stortad herself was not vitally dam- thelr Journev to Europe just now. ! ' 1,lu J though accommodations for the voyawe " aged, as she probably would hav e on the steamer Alsatian were offered ' heen had siie penetrated far into the by the Canadian Pacific Hallway, to . w'n'.-h the lost liner b'-longed. I Today the death of the first pas- Coattnaeel on Page 2. Capt. Kendall Tells How His Ship Was Ran Down Despite His Signals to the Oncoming Collier RIMOUSKI, Quo.. May 30. In his testimony today Capt. Kendal! of the Empress of Irela 1 told of his efforts to prevent the collision with the Storstad in t se words: "After passinp Rock Pjint Gas Buoy I sighted the steamer Storstad; it then beinp clear. At that time I saw a slicrht foe bank coming gradually from the lapd und knew it was poinp to pass between the Storstad and myself. The Storstad was about two miles away at that time. Then the Top came and the Storstad's lights disappeared. I rang for full speed astern on my engines and stopped my ship. " At the same time I blew three short blasts on the whistle, meaning 'I am going full sped sstern.' The Storstad answered with the whistle, giving many prolonged blasts. I looked over the side into the water and saw that my ship was stopped. I blew two long blasts, meaning ' My ship was under way, but stopped and has no way upon her.' He answered me again with one prolonged blast. " It was very foggy. About two minutes afterward I saw his red and green lights. I shouted to him through the megaphone to go full speed astern, at the same time I put my engines full speed ahead with my helm hard aport, with the object of avoiding, if possible, the shock. Almost at the same time he came right in and cut me down in a line between the funnels." The Captain of one of the linerH in this port said last night of the signals described by Capt. Kendall: " Three blasts would indicate that he was going full speed astern. If I received many prolonged blasts in reply to that signal I should take it that the Captain of the other ship was powerless to avoid collision. "The one prolonged blast from the Storstad I should imagine was the usual long five second blast that a steamer has to blow every minute in a fog." LONDON IS INCLINED TO BLAME STORSTAD But the General Feeling Is Dismay at Failure of Precautions Recently Taken. FUNDS FOR THE VICTIMS Opened at London and Liverpool The King Sends Messages of Sympathy. Fpecla! HaMe to THH NEW YORK TlJIK. LONDON. May .TO. The full force of (h Empress of Ireland disaster tion of life at sea have proved In- adequate, Hnd the minds of men Hre 1 HM with affright at the realization. ! once again borne in upon them so tragically, that human foresight, skill. and experience are all unavailing to ; prevent such an appalling loss of life. ; The detulls so far received do not . admit of a useful discussion of tb.' ', ef.PonslbiHties. though there Is n ; lnarkp(1 tendency to lay the Manic on the Storstad Among the many suggested reasons for the rapid slnk- i in a dense fog. Granting so much, he i considers that the damage done can ' i... . . i i ing the Empress, concentrated the damage after the first impact !: one narrow streak somewhere below the liner. I Thanks to a strange presentment, j James lrapcr of lx-lgh lost his kit on I ( ontlsore Page 3. TOTAL RESCUED 403 IRVING FACED DEATH CALMING HIS WIFE Survivors Praise Courage of a - - 1 1 m r i r- "icier mmo oanK in cmorace of His Helpmate. ST0RIES VARY IN DETAILS Passenger Says Sir Henry Seton- Karr Forced Life Belt on Hlr Only to Perish Himself. Sfiti-inl to Thr .Vfir yjrfc 7 ii MOXTUKAI.. May :!o. Survivors here ! today praised' the "unflinching .-mirage with which Laurence Irving, the actor, mm of (he late Sir Henry Irving, and Sir I . Ili nrv Seton-K.iii met death In the Km. I press of Ireland disaster. When the col- i llsion occurred. .Mr. Irvine and Ills wife. I Alatwl II.K-kncv. rinded on deck. cufitlly J . l.,d. The ship settled down in the wa- ter. and a wave swept across the deck, .Mi. Irving clusH-d liis wife in lil arni. in an endeavor to save her. but the two were swept ow-rlsuird. Tlicro w in one fleeting- Klimpav of them, iirnm entwined, b( lore they sank. F. K. Abbott of Toronto wax the last man to see Mr Irving alive " I met lilm firnf In the passage way.'' lie suld. " (mil he asked i nliul) . Is tin: boat going down?' "Mrs Irving liegan to ir. ami as the actor reached for a life lelt, the boat suddenly lurched forward, arid he was thrown .igainst the door of his j cabin. His face wai stained with blood, i ami .Mrs. irving. niuraong nun. necame frantic i "'Keep cool.' he warned her. but bhe j int at which the Empress of Ire-I Persisted in holding her arms ..round j IaIld Uund from Queb. for Liver. ' him. He forced the life i-elt over and ' ! pushed her out of i he doot Mr then i hi"J dropped her pilot on Thurs- pracllially i an led her upstairc " I said: 'Can I help ou ? ' and Irv ,. ...... ing Maid: Look after yourself find, old man, nut i,oii iiies you an tne s.ime Abbott left the two. man and ife, trior irtir.ir III ran on fleck und dived overboard. He caught hold of a piece , continued Capt. Kendall. "After pass-of timber and. holding on tuhlly. he . Ing Rock Point Gas Buoy I slghta looked around Irving by this time waS;,h. Kte;lm.r Stor8tild. Xh WMtIf oi the deck. He Wa klsiflflg h'M Wife. j' And as the i-hlp went down they w re ,n''n wa f'r. clasped In eac h other's aims ' av Collier 'I o Mile Att ay, ciajt,,,, It. m.rt. factory manager of. Thl. storstad was then about Ion the Lossel Motor Company of Toronto, i who heii .-.I Mil..- Th omi son ot Nt w ..-.'-; point, twelve degrees, on my star-lai.d to reach a lifeboat, said he first , board IkjW. At that time I saw a warn.ti .Mr Irving ol their danger. Ills narrativt agreed in the main with that nt Mr Alilsjtt. although they varied In details l fliu not near tne iirsi crasn. nui i when tl.e boat listed some plates fell off,1"11" awa al lnBl um- inen- e a stand In in cabin ami the noise of their breaking awakened me." Mr Burt. said. " I mailed out on deck to .sec w hat i bad happened and returned, putting on 1 a.l my clothes and taking my money. l ' ers. but toula' net find them In cabin So I riiHli.fi out .in-, a man nho dropi ed one. which I Immediately i seized "Mr. ami Mrs. Iring. who sat at ' my table In the dining room, then came ; fTl saKe", enkr'M,": ina went to his cabin ami returned with 1 immediately climbed up on the rail and callefl to lilm lo follow. He said he was coming, and as I looked back 1 saw that he was helping Mrs. Irving to climb up the side of the ia.l. " I slid down to t;ie water's edge and then a;, r vp-losioti occurred .n the ship nave the final lurch I punged Into tho water and the suction of (hi. lirikin;; vessel pulled me down to a great depth. When 1 came to the surface I started to fwlm." M. I). A. larling. a survivor here, was saved by a life belt that rnisht have saved Sir Henry Seion-Kar:. My ' ribin was opposite Si: Hecrv said Laiiin. "and when I opened my door We bumped into each other In the! passagewuv. lb- had n lif.- belt, and he ' offered it tt. me. i refused i. but he Continued on Pnae 'J. Kendall at Inquest Says Storstad Also trred in Backing Away. SAW HER TWO MILES OFF Sounded Warning and Stopped as Fog Blanket Slowly Crept Between Them. NO PANIC AFTER THE CRASH Commander Insists He Was in Full Control and Loosed Lifeboats Himself. TRIED TO RUN SHIP ASHORE Engineers at Their Posts Until Engines Were Stopped by Rush of Water. HEROIC WORK BY SEAMEN All Those Picked Up Were Rescued by the Boats of the E morass or irsiana, ne says. RIMOUSKI, Quebec, May 30. At tho Inquiry into the sinking of the steamship Empress of Ireland, opened , . . . i nere toaay y t;oroner pinanit. Capt. j Henry George Kendall of the lost J vessel told u graphic story of the col- llsion with the Danish collier Storstad, which caused the disaster. Caot. Kendall wild he halt taken All i H,,8ibl" precaution against a colil- I sion. his ship had been stopped, be i save the requisite signals when the Uunlfth collier Htorstad. which dealt j the blow that sent the Empress to the bottom, was still two miles away. j ,Jut olIler. he said, keyt on i through the fog which settled down soon after the two vessel sighted j "'" other, und rammed the Empress lrelund. while the latter, was ',.,, ... . . ' I'ru,'",')' "y motionless. Then, desalt his plea to the master of the coiller : ililt I he run his engines full speed 1 aliend to keep the hole in the liner S side plugged with the Storstad' bow. paid Capt. Kendall, the Danish vessel backed away, the water rushed la and th. Empress sank. Capt. Kendall, who stuck to the ' bridge of his ship to the last, and I . , . . . . ... . ! t'nK Picked UP b' Me, , aided In saving a boatload of drown- j jnfc persons from the wreck, took tip ids story of the disaster from the 'day night at Father Point.5 near I . . . . which the disaster of yesterday morn " , ". w -. " We then proceeded full speed." (.lirhl foe bank comine ---n " t 1 "MUSI sr lioin the land and knew It was o!r.g to pass between the Storstad and myself. The Storstad was about two fog came and the Storstad's lights disappeared. I rang for full tpeM astern on my engines and Stopped m Fplp. .. A Mme ,jm , blew lhrw J ri ' J i vsa S3 t,vlilCI 7 UtSill,, 7 tncnnlng 'I am going full speed a.tsff Tain Btm nn tha btao vy ? .-. lrtlH astern.' The Storstad answered with the wnlstle. giving many prOtOPffed blasts. I then looked over tho side of my ship Into the water and I saar that my ship was stopped. I stopped b,W meaning ' My ship was Undor Wp. her.' He answered roe again with one prolonged blast. The sound wag then about four points upon my starboard bow. ' r "It was very forty. I looked out to where the sound cam! from. About two minutes afterward I a-,v hit red and greon lights. He vould tnts iw about one ship's lepth away frotv. me. I shouted t tin: thrp'.i.rh megaphrsiis to ga t'-'.l sjifod aster z. e? j faT. the danger of a fOl-JjoOi: tea . - ine"it a-jle'. .t the same t:me; I fv; niJ ,.r.j:lnes ic'.l peid aread with mr heUu l:a.rd aport. witk the ovjtct of i -A.

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