Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, May 30, 1914, Image 1

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First Accident Comes When Chassag
ne's Car "Sunbeam" Turn Tur
tleBoth Escape Injury.
Death on Flees When the
Karluk Is Crushed
First Hundred Miles Covered In 1 Hour
0 Minutes and 33 9-20 seconds,,
Clipping Off 4 Min. 2 Sec.
Indianapolis Thomas wins speedway
race. Thomas' time, 6:03:45.99.
Duray won second place; Guyot,
Thomas' time rstablished a new
: world's record for the distance. The
HaVP Tmt5M Sfraaffln prevlous record "as made Dawson,
IlttYC ltlllJlC OUUMHK, who covered BOO miles in fi hnnra 91
minutes and 6 seconds. Thomas aver
aged 83.47 miles an hour.
Duray 's time, 6:10:24.29. Average,
80.99 miles an hour.
Guyot's time, 6:14:01.75.
With Ice; Vessel Frozen in
Sea in September
First Pictures of Those
Lost With Sunken Steamer
Indianapolis, lud., Mav 30. The
Seattle, Wash., May 30. Another : scheduled 500-mile automobile race on
thrilling story of bravery and fortitude" the lmlianaiolis Bpecdway got under
in tho face of tremendous odds, has ! way at !):5i o'clock today. Chassagne,
tome out of the Arctic sens. jTetzlaff and Wilcox started at this
Captain Robert A. Bartlett, master ; h"r- Oilliooley, an American, driv
of the Vhamur Stotansson steamship ; ig an 1 gotta, started instead ot Ralph
JsarluK, which disappeared with .4 men ua laima. riiiien declined to start.
on board last fall during the expedition
to the mouth of the Mackenzie river,
lias arrived at St. Michael with the
first authentic news of the fate of the
Eighteen Arc Marooned.
Kighteii wh'ne men and five eskimos' 1:40.03,
who were with l inilain Bartlett on the hour.
whaler when the vessel wns caught in
Iha westward ice drift last fall are now
marooned on Wrangel Island.
Thov reached the Haven after a ter
rible struggle, with tho ice when the i
kllin went .Inipii enwlipil anil tvrrtnlfa.l !
Goux was the favorite in the betting
at odds of 2 to 1. Boillot, who set
up a uew United States record for 2-i
miles in the elimination trials, was as
good as 4 to 1.
Wilcox covered tho first Ian in
an average of S4 miles an
Is First Accident. .
The first accident came a few min
utes after the first starters got under
way, C-iassagive 's Sunbeam car turn
ing turtle on the northeast turn.
Chassagne and his mechanician cscap-
ol'f Herald Island ou January l(i. They j cd injury and ro-entorod tho race.
have fond eiiouuh. it is believed, to
lust until a rescuing party can reach
' , A the ire is breaking up it wili ue
soiiid time before a rescue expedition
fan reach the marooned men.
Wraugel Island abounds in wild
name, and it is thought the men can
weather their hardships.
Captain Bartlett added another deed
of daring to his record when lie chose
lo go in search of help for the men ou
Wrangel Island.
Have Countless Dangers.
Experiencing countless dangers lie
made his way over the ice to North
tape, Siberia, and from there over
land to Whaler jiay, Siberia, where he
was taken aboard the whaling steamer
Herman, bound for St. Michael.
The Karluk sailed from Victoria, B.
f., for Alaska, June 17, 1913, under
coniniiind of Captain Bartlett.. Enter
ing Bering Strait in July she encoun
tered the heaviest ice ever known in
midsummer in the north and was un
aldo to reach lloint Barrow.
The vessel was carried east by the
ice drift and was apparently frozen in
for. the winter on September 10.
Stefansson with two white men and
two eskimos and dog teams left the
vesel ten days later to hunt caribou.
The Karluk was missing when they
Stefansson and his men returned to
1'oint Barrow and the Karluk and the
men aboard were given up for lost.
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Captain Kendall Recites Story of How Empress of Ireland Was Rammed and Sent to
the Bottom-Reported That He Pleaded With Captain of Collier to Keep Steam Ahead
-Husbands and Wives Go to Death in Each Other's Arms-Bodies of Dead Tender
ly Cared For Official Figures Give Total Lives Lost at 934 Quickness of Plunge
into Sea Cause of the Great Loss of Life.
Montreal, May TO. Nino hundred
and thirty-four was given out officially
today as tho number of those who per
ished early Friday morning when the
collier Storstad rammed and sank the
Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Ire
land in the St. liawrence off Father
This figure was tiio one furnished by
the Canadian Pacific's headcpiarters
office in Montreal. It did not agree
with that supplied by tho company's
branch office in Quebec, where 1,052
were snid to have died.
That tho number was not leas than
934 was certain, at any rate. Most
of the victims drowned. Some, how
ever, wore unquestionably killed in tho
collision between the Storstad and thu
Convent Schools at Saltillo Will Not
Be Allowed to Re-open Next Year
Villa Reports of Atrocities.
Chassagiie took the lead in the spa.
ond lap with Cnrlson and Keene follow
ing in tho order named. Barnev Old-
lielu crossed the tape last in the first
During tho first 15 minutes many of
the drivers were forced to stop on ac
count of tiro trouble, the hot sun being
responsible for the trouble.
At tho end of the tenth mile. Chris-
tizens, driving an Excelsior car, led.
.rsrocK, driving a Kay car. withdrew
at the end of the fourth lap as tha re
sult of a broken sift.
At the end ot the fifteenth iu
Thomas took the load with Goux fo?-
lowing close behind.
At the end of 100 miles, Thomas,
Duray, Guyot, C'hristizens, Wishart ana
Bragg were leading in the order
Machine Turns Turtle.
Gilhooley's machine turned turtle
while ho was makircr the snntWrs.
turn during the forty-first lap in tho
big speedway j-ace today. Dawson and
his mechanician were upset at the
same time. It was reported that Daw
son 's mechanician was hurt.
Thomas covered the first 300 mile
in 1 hour 9 minutes and 35 0-20 sec
onds, a new world's record for that
distance. He covered the 100 miles at
an average of 80.82 miles an hour. Th
former record was 1 hour 13 minutes
and 37 seconds.
The race management said that King,
Dawson's mechanician, was badly in
jured. Ife was caught and pinneil be
neath the car when it turned turtlo.
It was also said that Dawson was in
jured, but, it was not known how badly
Gilhooley Eadly Hurt.
Newspaper men who rushed to the
fcene also said that Gilhooley was bad
ly hurt.
Bob Barman also ran his car off th
track but pscaped injury.
Later officials reported that Dawson
"probably was the most seriously in
jured of anyone bo far." He was said
to be suffering from a broken collaf
bone. It was said that Barnes, Daw
son s mechanician, was not seriouslv
them, in a sorry plight,
wns fully clad and the majority were
next to naked. Tho people or Kitnnus
ki did their best to outfit them, but
tho town is very small and its facilities
for earing for the refugees were hope
lessly inadequate.
Commissioner David Rees, in charge of the Salvation !wc;eaffurjnB,0r8oranraiBfalrhurt' nmi
Army in Canada, who lost his life when the liner Lmpress 1 some even from broken bones, suffered
of Ireland, sank in the St. Lawrencey.e;' Besides Com-jl
missioner Rees, his four daughters were with him on the i uner's deck n.heeied over just
tti.. At,- lt i. ibctore going unaer.
T rum UltJ lateat re- - conraae Mainlficent.
boat and one son, Captain H. Rees.
nnrt. in answer tn thp telprrrams nf Mflinr J. 0. (lallev. i The courage shown by the stricken
who is at present holding services in Salem, not one of the 1 2 Z.'w'Kf 'tho 8.'
family of Commissioner Rees survived the disaster. renco closed over her docks, accord-
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Torreon, Mex., May 30. General Vil
la returned from the- front today,
bringing with him 12 Jesuit priests
from Saltillo.
"They are to leave this country,"
i. :.i All kn
lit smu, never tu it'iuiu, 1 1 luc urn . . ,
,.c i. I: : .u aa ! injured.
Spanish citizens left Saltillo with th : lxe eni1 ,, .e T h !ap,'
federals. I would have liked to have omas. w.as ' th He had
deported the nuns in the Saltillo con- "'.f Blh 2)0 mlIps 10
vents, but could not because many - "fon;ls' a DevL T'1 ,Jer
girls in the convent schools need their t"' hl" J?';, Bo'11?,t' l?h"?
care. These schools will not be allow- j ?X Dm5? m
ed to re-open next year," i nit
Villa denied reports that the federals ! f, fl;; 1 i t .i. i,0
.... 1 . .t. . c; u-ii hooper quit at the end of the 118th
committed manv atrocities in Saltillo , ' , ;... . . , . r '11lu.
i . .." .i iap anil nisnarc rcirea at tne eml
before evacuating it. Lf the iop,,,!
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The above picture is one of the band made up of staff officers of the Salvation
Army en route to the convention which opens in London June 11. As far as can be
learned today, not one in this picture was saved from the shipwreck. The seventh man
in the bottom row from left to right is Captain H. Rees, son of Commissioner Rees,
who perished with four of his children. This picture was taken Saturday before the
Empress of Ireland sailed after the official photographer had finished. It was sent
to Major J. G. Galley by friends on their way to the London conference. Major Gal
ley is now in Salem conducting revival services.
! Oakland
Portland, Ore., Stay 30. The funeral
of Right Rev. Charles Scadding, Epis
copal bishop of Oregon, who died Wed
nesday of pleural pneumonia, was held
here this afternoon at the Trinity
church, with the Right Rev. W. F.
Nichols, bishop of California, the Right
Rev. F. W. Keator, bishop of Olympia,
and the Right Rev. W. H. Moreland,
of Sacramento, officiating at the services.
The combined choirs of the Pro-Ca
Ar inn pnit or .tint mi M 'i hnmoa woa ,
still leading. His time for this dis-jVcnice
tance was 3 hours. 43 minutes and 49
31-100 seconds. This was five minutes
faster than the former record. I
eoiiiot was lorcen out or the race
at the end of the 147th lap when the
frame of his car broke. " I
Out Of Race. j
At the end of the Moth mile, the!
following were out of the race: '
1 5 1
R. H. K.
0 4 1
4 0 1
R. H. E.
'Detroit 2 4 2
St. Louis 1 1 1
Covaleski and Stanage; Hamilton
and Agnew.
R. H. E.
Wilcox, Chassagne, Chandler. Washington 2 5 3
Dawson, Gilhooley, Haupt, Anderson, Boston 7 4 0
! Burman, Mason, Tetzlaff ami Brock, j fchaw and Henry; Bedient and Thom
R. H. E.
St. Louis '. 4 8 2
Chicago 6 1 2
Doak and Wingo; Vaughn and Ar
cher. R. H. E.
Cincinnati 3 10 0
Pittsburg 0 6 2
Davenport and Clarke; Adams and
B. H. E.
New York 4 II 1
Brooklyn 0 7 1
Tesreiui and Meyers; Reulbach, Ba
eon and Miller.
R. H. E.
ing to all accounts, was magnificent.
The fact that the proportion of pas
sengers and especially of women and
children who died was due to no lack
of heroism on the part of the crew or
of tho men passengers. All appeared
to have dono everything in their power
to aid the weaker, but between the
moment of tho collision and the Em
press sinking tho time was so short
that those efforts wore unavailing.
Tho survivors wore all loud in tholr
praises of Captain H. O. Kondall. lie
was on tho bridgo when the ships
crashed. "Keep yoir heailsl Don't
get excited!" he was Iieard to shout
to his men. "
Women and Children First.
And then, a moment lator, as the
Kmnress and 1i died aftor they had I Storstad backed away from tho wreck
beeil picked up of injuries, shock and! against his pleading, and ho saw tho
exposure. I extent of tho Injury to his ship, ha
Survivors in Quebec called: "Hurry up, ovorybodyl There's
Most of the survivors wore in Que- j not a minnto to lose. Oot tho Btew
bes today. They reached there from i arils through tho corridors. Break tho
Hiniouski. whero the rcseiio Bovernment I dOoiH down if yon find t'lom locko.
boats Lady Evelyn nnd Eureka landed 1 Get everybody out, and romombor, wo-
Ho was still on the hrnlgo wnon tno
ship fnk, was picked up by one of
tho bonis and was lator taken pt
board the Lady Evelyn.
Kendall Telia Story.
Kendall told his story today before
Dr. J. F. Pinault, tho coroner at Rt
mouski. "Aftor passing the Coch
Point gas buoy," he said, "I sighted
the Storstad a point and IS negroes
on the starboard, l saw tiMognanth.
coming from the land but did not know
it would romo between tho etostad
and tho Empross.
Tho Storstad was then two miles
away. As tho rojf drew ciosor ine
collier's lights disappeared. I ordorea
full speed astern so as to stop quickly,
and simultaneously blew three short
blasts, meaning: 'I am going full speed
"Tho Stortnd answered with ono
prolonged blast.
"1 looked ovorsido and saw tho Em
press had slopped. At this I stopper!
engines, which him been pulling astern,
and blew two long blasts, meaning:
' My ship has stopped and has no way
upon her.'
Struck Amidships.
"Almost at the same instant th
Storstad struck us and cut us down
between the funnels."
Of fno passongors, Laurence Irving,
the actor, died trying to save his wife.
Sir llonry Seton-Korr, the big game
hunter, actually gavo his lifo for an
other's, and Commissioner Roes," hoad
of the Salvation Army in Cnnada, Al
aska nnd Newfoundland, hanging his
lifebelt to anothor passenger, clasped
his wife and daughter in his arms ani
went down with them, with tho words,
"Thy will be done" on his lips.
"The Storstad answered with an
other long blast. The sound was then
about four points on the starboard
bow. It was still foggy. I looked as
hard as 1 could toward the point
whence tho sound came. Twor.inutes
later I saw the Storstad 's rod and
green lights, thon about a ship n
length distant.
' ' 1 shouted to her through my mega
phone to go full speed astern and at
tho same time put my engines full
epecd ahead and my holm hard aport,
intending to avoid a collision if pos
sible. !-UX-Gives
Lifebelt Away.
Sir Henry Beton-Korr's story wsb
told by M. D. A. Darling, of Shanghai,
a survivor. Darling leaped from his
stateroom as the Storstad struck the
Empress and in tho corridor met Sir
Henry, who had the cabin opposite. In
his hand he had a lifebelt.
"Hero, take this," ho exclaimed ts
Tho later refused, but Sir Henry was
insistent, exclaiming, "You must, old
man; I'll get another," and finally
actually forced the straps over his
fellow passenger's shoulders. Then he
turned back into his cabin and was
: not seen again.
! The Lady Evelyn was on its way
from iiimouski to Quebec today with
Pacific Coast
v. . inn
ii if v i BOHTOIl v
fphiladelphi 5 10 gll'hiladell-hia . .. ........
IV V,rlc 111 a 1i Crutcher and Whaling; Alexander
a. . r.. - . .:.-.,i rt,,r
.. ... ... ........ l.. - 1 I .. i, WlTKLnff and Innn. I'nM. :
thtriral or ft. Mephen the Martyr, tne Sacramento n a l j
bishop's own cht""h, and Trinity San Francisco 8 12 2
church, rendered the choral service. : Batteries, morning game Sacramen
ticw cemetery. The pallbearers, both co, Fanning and Clarke.
honorary and active, were clergy of i R. H. E,
Interment was made at the Eiver-(to, Kremer and Hsnah. San Francis- Chicago 1
the church.
Pennock, Wyckof and Lapp; Cald
well and Nnnamaker.
R. H. E.
9 2
Cleveland 2 7 0
1 Kussell, Scot and ocbalk; steen and
Los Angeles 4. 12
2 O'XeilL
Portland 5, Seattle 8.
Victoria 4, Tacoma 5.
First cabin passengers, 87.
Second cabin, 153.
Steerage, 714.
Crew, 413.
Total number on board, 1,367.
Unclassified, still at Rimous
ki, 37.
Total number of saved, 433.
Number lost, 931.
tho dead already recovered, about 300
; . i.
in number.
Vancouver 3, Spokane 1.
Pacific Coast League.
Los Angeles 3, Portland 0.
Oakland 2, Venice 0.
Sacramento 8, Sau Francisco G; eight
Some good people judge the value of
a picture by the beauty of the frame. I
Tells Story Of Wreck.
(By Captain Arthur Morris of the Sal
vation Army, Toronto, distatcd to a
United Press staff correspondent.
(Copyright 1914, by tho United Press)
Kimouski, Quebec, May 30. I had
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1 mm u3U buu uin.ninii .uu uinpivaa v
Ireland quiotly rolled over on her sido,
and was carried down with the ship.
How I came up I cannot tell but I am
a strong swimmer and had littlo dif
ficulty. No Panic On Board.
There was no panic on board. It
all happened so quickly that few real
ized we were facing catastrophe. Tne
people I met were more surprised than
excited. They whispered to each othor,
asking what had happened. Few wore
more than their night clothes.
I had been lying awake in my berth.
I heard whistles but did not think of
anvthiuir unusiiul. Then there came a
curious scraping noise almost an im
pact. I experienced no shock and yet,
even my untrained ears told mo that
somothing terrible had happened.
Feople Flour From Bolow. .
I jumped from my birth and ran out.
TnimeHinlnlv T folt Hie ileck tilt., the
list increasing perceptibly as 1 ran up
the rompnninnway. Reaching the up
per deck, 1 saw another steamship back
ing away and peoplo pouring up from
below. , . ' '
I hurried back to m ycabin, pulled
on my trousers and a liaht pair of
shoes and ran on deck ngnln. Bv this
time th passageway was crowded with
men, women and children going up, but
thero seemed no great excitement. Then
I passed Commissioner Roes, supporting
his wife.
"What's wrong t" tho commissioner
whispered to mo.
And I whispered back: "I'm afraid
it's something serious."
When 1 reached the declc the second
time thero was a heavy list and peo
plo were clambring to the uppermost
sido to got farther away from the
water. .
Ship Goes Down..
I went to the upper rail and as I
reached it. the ship nuietly rolled tho
rest of the way 'ever and, lying on
her side, sank.
I was carried down sud then, sud
denly, wns shot up again,
As I rose I struck bodies soveral
times and Wfts pulled down but each
time I enmo up again. I reached thfl
surface in smooth water and swam to
ward the othor steamship, some dis
tnnco away. Two thirds of the way
thero I encountered a piece of wreck
age to which two other men were cling
ing. I caught hold of it and it was
sufficient to support all three of us.
A littlo Inter a boat from the other
steamship picked us up.
Heard Moaning and Crying.
Many must have been injured when
tho Empress was struck.
Now that I look back upon it, T think
I was rather dazed, for I did not
fully realize tho extent of the dis
aster. I remembor now that as I made
my wny through tho ship, I could hoar
peoplo moaning and crying but it all
seemed an undertone.
It was wondorfully quiet. Everyone
soon knew that something terrible had
happened but evidently none realized
that wo were facing death. I think
all were somewhat stunded.
There was a great difference between
the Empress of Ireland and the Titanie
tragedy from the fact that wo were
afloat only a few minutes after the
collision. Yet there was no panic on
the Empress and in that resect the
il'isnster must have been much like that
of the Titanic.
Bodies On Pier.
By a United Press staff correspondent.
Rimouski, Quebec, May 30. The
bodios of 230 of those who perished
when the Empress of Ireland went
down in tho St. Lawrence off Fathor
Point Friday morning were stretched
in the pier shed here today. . For a few
thero wero coffins. The others rested
on the baro boards of the pier.
Agony Written On Face.
Many of the faces straed up, open
eyed. Most of them were a puzzled
rather than a frightened expression.
One mother clasped an infant girl to
her breast. Around the child's neck
was a gold chain from which dangled
a tiny cross. On the fae of another
woman, who was soon to have become
a mother, agony was written.
The bodies were laid out without re
gard to social grade. Sailors, steerage
and first and second cabin passengers
lay side by sido.
On many of the corpses wero cuts and
brnsies, evidently suffered in the col
lision or by falls when tho Empress
heeled over just before sinking. Around
a number of them were lifebelts.
According to Walter Erginot of Win
nipeg, another survivor, the rush of
water into the corridors and state
rooms was so overwhelming that many
were unable to make headway against
it and so failed to reach the deck nt
"The men holped the women and
children nobly," he said, "but it all
happened so quickly that it was impos
sible to do much. Finally an officer
"Everybody do his best to save
"I shull never forget that order. A
minute afterward the Empress was
gono. I jumped just before it sank,
hut was drawn down by the suction.
However. I soon came t surface