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Steamer Empress of Ireland Sinks in CollisonWifh Collier SforsfadNear Quebec
LINER EMPRESS OF IRELAND SINKS NEAR
QUEBEC; ESTIMATE OF DEAD 678 to 1,100
Steamer With 1400 Aboard
Run Down in Fog by Collier;
Goes to Bottom in 10 Minutes
Liner Bound From Canada to England Struck
in Vital Spot By "Storstad" While Be
calmed in Fog at 2.30 A. M. To-day 30
Miles Off Father Point; Passengers All
in Bed at Time.
Rescue Ships Called By Wireless Arrive in
Time to Pick Up 350 Survivors in Life
Boats; Noted People on Wrecked Vessel;
Thrilling Tales of Those Who Escaped
From Doomed Steamer
MONTREAL, MAY 29.—THE STORY PUB
LISHED THIS MORNING BY LA PATRIE, IN
DICATING THAT ALL THE PASSENGERS OF
THE EMPRESS OF IRELAND HAD BEEN
SAVED HAS NOT BEEN SUBSTANTIATED.
THE ESTIMATES OF TOTAL LOSS OF LIFE
RANGE FROM 678 TO OVER 1,100. AMONG THE
350 PERSONS REPORTED RESCUED ARE 12
WOMEN. TWENTY-TWO OF THE RESCUED
DIED FROM THEIR INJURIES AFTER REACH
Rimouski, Que., May 29.—The twin screw Canadian Pacific
liner Empress of Ireland, carrying 1,437 persons, passengers and
crew, sank in the darkness before dawn to-day in the St. Lawr
ence river near here with a loss of perhaps 1,000 lives. Early esti
mates of the dead varied from 678 to more than 1100.
The vessel, bound from Quebec for Liverpool, with 77 first,
206 second and 504 third class passengers, was cut wide open by
the collier Storstad, and sank within twenty minutes in nineteen
fathoms of water. Of those saved the majority appeared to be
members of the crew or from the steerage. Many were badly in
jured and 22 died after being picked up.
CRASH FOUND NEARLY ALL IN BED
The crash occurred about 2 o'clock this morning off Father
Point, Quebec, a village brought into prominence when Dr. Crip
pen, the London murderer, was caught. The collier, bound for
Quebec, struck the Empress of Ireland on the port side about the
middle of the ship. She literally tore her back almost to the lin
er's screws, leaving a rent through which the water pored in such
a deluge that she sank before many of the passengers were aware
of what had happened.
Brief wireless calls for help sent out by the Marconi operator
were heard by the pilot boat Eureka here, ten miles from the
scene and the Eureka followed by the Lady Evelyn, a mail tender,
put on forced steam and made all speed for the spot. It was these
two boats that found afloat the few lifeboats that were launched
Late News Bulletins
TRUST BILL IS AMENDED
Washington. May 29.—An amendment to the Clayton omnibus trust
bill was made In the House to-dav to broaden the jurisdiction of the
federal courts so anti-trust suits might be brought in any district where
a corporation "resides or is found or lias an agent "
ACTIVITIES IN MEXICO CITY
Mexico City, Slay 29.—Unusual activity was displayed in official
circles In the federal capital this morning. The ministers of war public
instruction ]m d finance, the acting minister of foreign affairs and the
general treasurer of the republic conferred with Provisional President
Iluerta at « o'clock.
Durailgo, Mexico, May 29.—General Carran/.a yesterday sent a mes
sage to his representative at Washington complaining of' what ho In
ferred was the failure or the A. B. C. mediators to request liini to ap
point delegates to the peace parley at Niagara Falls, Ont. He expressed
doubt that the negotiations would be successful without rcurcsciifiitlon
of the constitutionalist faction. p mauon
NEW BIG STEAMER TO SAIL
Liverpool, May 29.—The new -17.000 ton Cunard liner Aqultanla came
out or the Gladstone dock to-day prc|mratory to starting on her maiden
voyage to New York to-morrow. The company entertained 1,000 guests
Stuttgart, May 29.—Peter Paul von Mauser, inventor or the rifle
I tearing bis name, died to-day, aged 7«. The Mauser rifle which under
various designations, lias Ih-cii introduced into the armies of' jnanv
countries, was perfected by the brothers Mauser at Liege, lic'lgium witii
tlie financial assistance of an American named Norrls. '
Vera Cruz, May 29—An unverified report has It that an unsuccess
ful attack was made by mutineers on the home of President Huertn in
a suburb of Mexico City. " ,u
Rpsom. Knglund, May 29.—-.1. 11. Joel's brown Ally Princess Dorrl*
to-day won the Oaks stakes, known as flic "Ladles' Derbv " Doril r»i"
narvon's Wassllissa was second, and Sir John Tursby's Toi-chlichi Hii.li"
There were 21 starters. * '
Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake and Ohio, 52; Northern Pnr.ui,.
11094; Southern Pacillc, 91%; Union Pacific, 157%; st. Paul. 100%;'
Pennsylvania Hull road. 111%: Heading. 1B«: New York Central u ■
Canadian Pacific, 195'/,; il'. s. Steel, «>:t; Amal. Copper, 72 : Vj. ' '
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HARRISBURG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 29, 1914.
List of Second
on Sunken Steamer
By Associated Press
Montreal, May 29.—Following Is a
list of second cabin passengers on the
Empress of Ireland:
Miss a. tj. M. Assafrey, Winnipeg.
Miss M. Atkin, Prince Albert, Sask.
Miss D. Balcomb. Vancouver.
Miss A. Bales. Toronto.
Mrs. W. Barbour, Silverton. B. C.
Miss Evelyn Barbour, Silverton,
Mr. Alfred Barker, Saskatoon, Sask.
Miss Bessie Bawden.
Miss Florence Bawden, Hillsboro,
Miss Mary Baxter. Toronto.
Mr. Edward Beale, London. Ont.
Miss E. Barry, Vancouver, B. C.
Henry Birkett, Carstairs, Alberta.
C. D. Bishop, Vancouver.
Miss I. Blackhurst, Paris, Ont.
Mr. J. W. Black, Ottawa.
Miss Edith Boch.
Mr. Reinholdt Boch, Rochester,
Mrs. F. E. Boynton. St. Thomas, Ont.
Mr. o. Brown, Kcnora, Ont.
Tr „ r °2 t * 9«hl«»r, Hegina, Sask.
li. B. Bui pin, Vancouver,
Mrs. S. Burgess, Hnmilon. Ont.
AiexalTSor Bunthrome, Santa Bar
E. Birne, Brisbane.
Miss F. Birne.
A. E. Caughey, Ottawa.
Mrs. E. Chignell. Victoria, B. C
Mrs. William Clarke.
Miss Nellie Clarke, Toronto.
Mrs. A. Cole, Princeton, B. C.
Miss E. Court, Liverpool, Eng.
Mrs. M. Dale and child, Toronto.
J. W. Dandy, Person. Manitoba.
Mrs. J. Dargue, Kenora, Ont.
Willinm Da vies, Toronto.
A. S. Deats, Begina, Sask.
Mrs. J. Elinslie, Moosemin, Sask
J. Erzinger, Winnipeg.
Miss K. Farr.
Miss M. Farr.
Miss D. Farr.
Miss B. Farr, Moosejaw, Sask.
J. M. Finley, Liverpool, Eng.
Mrs. John Fisher, Chicago.
H. E. Ford, Winnipeg.
Mrs. Freeman, West Allis, Wis.
Mrs. M. G. Gray.
Miss W. Gray, Terre Haute, Wis
James Gregg, Chillivvack, B. C. !
Mrs. W. H. Griffin and child, Clov- I
erdale, B. C.
Mrs. J. Hakker.
Miss Judith Hakker, Winnipeg.
C. Hallidad, Pierson, Man.
William Hart, Mortlach, Sask.
Mrs. Hart and Master William Hart. !
H. L. Heath, Chicago.
J. R. Heath, Chicago.
Mrs. M. K. Hepburn, Vancouver. I
Miss B. M. Hepburn.
Master H. M. Hepburn.
Mrs. Robert. Poggan, Nanaimo, B. C.
Miss F. Holcombe, Calgary.
Miss C. Hope, Hamilton.
Mrs. Howard and two children, Cal
Master Melvin Howarth, Calgary.
Miss E. DeV. Hunt, Vancouver.
Mrs. George Johnatons, Santa Bar
Evan Kavalake, Dulnth, Minn.
Mr. Ivan Kavalake, Quebec.
Miss Freda J. Kruse.
Mr. Herman Kruse, Rochester.
J. W. Ijangsley, Vancouver.
Mr. E. Law.
Master Law, Calgary.
J. Lennon, Winnipeg.
Miss A. Liston, London, Eng.
A. Matler, Indianapolis.
A. McAlpine, Montreal.
Mrs. Charles Moir, Toronto.
William Morgan, Winnipeg.
Mrs. W. Mounsey, Chicago.
Mrs. T. Muttell, Winnipeg.
Miss Muttell, Winnipeg.
Miss Jennie Newton, Antler, N. D.
Miss Ostender, England.
John Patterson, Calgary, Alta.
Robert Patterson, Calgary.
Miss S. Patterson, Calgary.
J. Patrick, Toronto.
W. H. Perry, Peterboro, Ont.
H. and Mrs. Peterson, Winnipeg.
Misses A. and M. Priestly, Edmon
George Prior, Winnipeg.
Miss W. M. Quartley, Vancouver.
•Tohn Reilly, Hamilton.
W. J. Richardson and Mrs. Rich
George C. Richards and Mrs. Rich
ards, Terre Haute, Iml.
S. J. Sampson, Guelph, Ont.
Miss Schongutt, Montreal.
John Scott, Mortlach, Sask.
CAPTAIN KENDALL FAMOUS
By Associated Press
Montreal, May 29—Captain Kendall,
of the Empress ,of Ireland, won re
nown as the man who (Irst detected
Crlppen. the murderer on the steam
\ "EMPRESS OF IRELAND" SUNK IN FOG EARLY TODAY
BECKER SMILES AS
JUDGE READS DEATH
SENTENCE TO HIM
Counsel Cites Ten Reasons Why
Prisoner Should Not Be Put
By Associated Press
i New York, May 29. —Charles Becker
| was to-day sentenced to dio in the
i electric chair at Sing Sing Prison dur
ing the week beginning July 5 for the
murder of Merman Rosenthal.
When he received the sentence
j Becker appeared calm. lie even
i turned to friends in the courtroom
! and smiled.
1 The prisoner was taken to the
sheriff's office and allowed five min
i utes with his wife. Prior to the sen
tencing Martin P. Manton, Beckers
! lawyer, cited ten reasons why the
i death sentence should not be pro
He said that an appeal would be
tiled next Monday. This will net as a
stay of execution, and a year may
elapse before the Court of Appeals
hands down Its decision.
Becker was taken to Sing Sing by
automobile in the custody of six
MANNING IS COMIIUG
Park Expert Will Confer With
Planning Commission and
Definite steps preliminary to acquir
ing for the city the needed land to
complete the parkway chain between
the present limits east of Paxtang
Perk and Derry street will be taken
Monday, when Warren H. Manning,
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IS FOR "CLOSED SUNDAY"
By Associated Press
Chicago, 111.. May 29.—A plea that
the ban against uneomraerclalized
games and shorts on Sunday be lilted
fell on deaf ears to-day when the Gen
eral Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in the United States adopted
the report of the committee on Sab
bath observance, which disapproved of
all secular uses of Sunday.
Th- adoption of the report was re
garded as a victory for the conserva
tive wing of the assembly. The report
| also condemned the Sunday newspaper
*nd advocated Saturday half-holidays.
GIRL WIRES THAT
SHE HAS MARRIED
Miss Ethel Marks Elopes With For
mer Subscription Solicitor
A messenger boy came to 7 North
Fourth street, Steelton, to-day, carry
ing a telegram. Mrs. Albert J. Marks,
who lives there, ■opened the telegram,
Mother, we were married to
day. Will write.
The telegram was dated Eaneastcr,
and it waifroni Mrs. Marks' daughter
Ethel, who up to yesterday was a mil
liner at Schleisner's store in Third
street. Ethel is very pretty, and not
long ago she met Irvin Wright, who
was then trying to get subscriptions
for the Patriot. Finding a better job,
he went to Lancaster to work for the
Examiner. But he did not forget
Yesterday Ethel told her mother she
wouldn't be home for supper, that she
was going to spend the evening with
her sister, Mrs. Frank Shellenberger,
1 537 Park street, this city, as she often
does. Which she didn't do, as ■ the
| Polygamy No Longer
Practiced by Mormons,
Says Senator Sutherland
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C„ May 29. —Po-
lygamy no longer is practiced by Mor
mons in Utah, Senator Sutherland told
the Senate to-day after the reading of
a petition., from citizens of West Dur
ham, N. C., presented by Senator Over
man, protesting against It. "Polyg
amy," said Senator Sutherland, "has
been absolutely abandoned in Utah,
and has not been practiced for many
"There are still some old people
who entered that relation many years J
ago who still maintain their house- 1
holds. I am sure that if the ques
tion were submitted to a vote of the
Mormon people they would never de
cide to return to polygamy."
JUDGE GRAY RESIGNS
By Associated Press
Wilmington, Del., May 29. Judge
George Gray, of the United States Cir
cuit Court of Appeals for the Third
Circuit, comprising Delaware, East
ern Pennsylvania and New Jersey,
stated this afternoon that last night
he had forwarded his resignation to
President Wilson. The resignation is
to take effect June 1. Judge Gray
declined to make any statement in
respect of the action I
EXPECT 350 TO GO
on TRIP TO HEIR
Will Afford Harrisburg .Church
People Opportunity to See
Work Being Done
Interest of Harrisburg church people
Is centering on the trip to Hazleton
June 4. when it is believed 350 per
sons from this city and 'its vicinity
will go to hear the evangelist Stough,
whojs scheduled to open a tabernacle
campaign here November J.
Dr. Henry W. Stough, head of the
Stough party, has announced that on
the evening of Thursday, June 4, a
gigantic labor parade will be held and
the Harrisburgers who go on the trip
will be afforded an excellent oppor
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STEAMERS 1\ COLLISION'
By Associated Press
New York, May 2fl. —The schooner
Humarock. outward bound for Phila
delphia. has been In collision with an
I unidentified vessel and is returning in
t tow of the tug John A. Hughes.
PLEIS OF BUSINESS
FOR A SOUHRE DEAL
Threat Is Reply to Request For
Suspension of His Trusts
Special to The Telegraph
Washington, I). C„ May 29.—Presi
dent Wilson has turned down the pleas
of big business to halt the adminis
tration's anti-trust program for this
session of Congress in the hope that
business men generally might tind op
portunity to adjust their affairs to the
Democratic tariff law that has not only
tended to demoralize trade, but to
compel them to face a situation where
the foreign manufacturer is enabled
to undersell his Americun competitor, j
Following the conference at the
White House between the National
Foreign Trade Convention delegates
and the President yesterday it was
remarked by business men that he had
compromised his differences with the
American Federation of to the
entire satisfaction of President Sam
uel Gompers, of the Federation, while
he refused to consider the demands of I
business that he give some conald
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HS HOME IS
Ann JIM AT
VERA CRUZ HAS ID
Presidential Guard Said to Have
Repulsed Mutineers With
CONFIRMATION IS LACKING
Little Credence Given
Although Mexico City Is
By Associated Press ,
Vera Cruz, May 29. —Rumors of ani
attack on President Huerta's home in
a suburb of the capital by mutineers
were current in Mexico City, according
to refugees who reached here yester«
The Presidential Guard is said to
have repulsed the mutineers with w
heavy loss and that those among them
who were not killed or wounded were
captured and placed in prison.
Two high ariny officers are said to
have led the mutineers. Both of them
were reported to have been killed.
The refugees say that the mutiny,
occurred last Saturday, but that no
mention of it was made in the news
papers. They added that the big fu
neral of those killed, which was held
Tuesday, also passed off without be
ing referred to In the newspapers.
These reports are given little ored
once here as anything resembling con
firmation is lacking. The refugees In
sist, however, that discontent among
the army officers and their men is
growing daily. The soldiers, they say,
■feel that Huerta's position Is hopeless
and they add that the troops would re
move him by force were It not for the
loyalty of the Twenty-ninth Infantry,
which is completely dominated by
Minister of War Blanquet and thus fat!
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For Ilarrlsburg nnd vicinity > Fair
unit slightly warmer to-night)
Saturday Increasing cloudiness,
For Katftern Pennsylvania i Fair and
miiurwhal warmer t»-nlghtt Sat
urday Increasing eloudlnessj mod
prate east to south winds.
All tributaries of the Susquehanna
river will fall slowly to-night
and probably Saturday. The main
river will rise slightly or remain
stationary to-nlKht and fall slow
ly Saturday. A triage of about
feet Is Indicated for Harrls
liurg Saturday morning.
It is N to 22 degrees cooler this
morning In the Middle Atlantic
States and In New Kngland, and 2
to IK degrees cooler over nearly
all the territory between the
Itocky Mountains nnd 'the Missis
Temperature: S a. m., HOt
Sum Rises, 4i30 a. m.| sets, 7i37
Moon i First quarter, June 1, »iO3
Itlver Stagei 2.8 feet above low
Highest temperature, BS,
I.owest temperature, fl».
Mean temperature, 78.
.Normal temperature, Bfl.
Stores to Close
Practically all Harrlsburg stores
will be closed Saturday next, Deco
ration Day. They will, nowever,
remain open Friday evening until
the usual Saturday evening clos
When the manufacturer uses
the newspapers for his advertis
ing campaign lie is applying the
principle of the intensive farm-
When he advertises In the
newspapers of any city, he Is
thereby picking out a particular
spot and cultivating It for all
there Is In it.
He Is not wasting time nor
money nor energy. He is not
spreading Ills advertising over
territory where he may have lit
tle or no distribution.
His campaign Is concentrated
where it may bo studied and
where resultß can be definitely
Perhaps more important than
all, he Is gaining the support
mid the co-operation of the local
dealers In the community where
he advertises, and who appre
ciate that the missionary work
done In their own town lq bound
lo send customers to their stores.
The Bureau of Advertising,
American Newspaper Publishers
Association, World Building,
New York, solicits correspond
ence with manufacturers Inter
ested In newspaper advertising.
Booklet on request.