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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 1916.
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WILL SPEAK HEBE SUNDAY
There are more insane in the United
States than Btudents in colleges and
Rev. William L. Sullivan, minister of
All SSouls church, New York, devotes
the month of September to liberal evan
gelism on the Pacific coast. He will
speak nt the Unitarian church corner
of Cottage and Chcmeketa, Sunday, at
7:45 p. m.
Mr. Sullivan ia conceded to lie the
most stirring and inspiring speaker of
our fellowship. He is n man of
remarkable gifts of mind and heart and
rare spirit, a great preacher with a
broadly inclusive religious message.
' When he goes to Ooston its churches
prove too sninl lto hold those who wish
to hear him. The Kim ought to keep up
with the Hub.
Mr. Sullivan, born in Massachusetts,
was thoroughly educated in the Roman
Catholic schools and became a Paulist
Father, which is the preaching evnngel
ist body of the church. In this work
he had extraordinary success. Ho also
became a leading professor in a Cath
olic college. Through his reading and
stuily and his own intuitions he devel
oped into a liberal theologian and he
was one of the 10 or 11 priests in this
country who refused to sign the oath
condemning modernists in the Catholic
church. Though greatly beloved and re
spected he was dropped from its fellow
ship. UnembittereJ he took up his life
anew. After several years he conclud
ed that, his place wns with the liberals
and that he ought to preach. He quiet
Iv and modestlv entered the Unitarian
fellowship, taking charge of a small
mission church. Through his remarkable
gifts as a preacher and his deep relig
ious spirit he won instant prominence,
and after a veur was called to the
church at New York, to which he now
ministers. He is greatly beloved by his
fellow-preachers and crowds flock to
hear him wherever he goes.
Mrs. W. I. Nonhup who won in the
tennis tournament last week in Salem,
beat Miss Harriet Johnson 6 t, 6 1
in the Irvlugton club ehainpions'.iip
yesterday in Portland. Miss Stella
Frohnian beat Miss Persis Pettis by
default. Miss Stella Fording beat Miss
Irene Campbell 0 4, and 6 4.
HUMAN DRIFT WOOD
GREAT WILD ANIMAL
ALL SALEM IS ON TIP-TOE
In Her $1,000,000 Production
6000 Feet SUNDAY-MONDAY-TUES. 6000 Feet
THE "IDOL OF THE SCREEN"
"A VIRGINIA ROMANCE"
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In Marshfiel.l ' snd Jforth Bend 423
passengers and crew, many clad in odds
and ends, penniless and in some cases
suffering from nervous shock, were dis
tributed among the towns people, await
ing the arrival of special trains to car
ry them on to Seattle.
80 far as ia known now, not a single
life was lost. Fire was discovered in
the second steerage of the Congress at
1 p. m. yesterday. Captain Cousins
decided to make a 30 mile run for shore.
The race with death was won by a
hair's breadth. When the burning liner
cast anchor off Coos Bay, fire was roar
ing forward, herding terrified passen-.
gers toward the bow.
"It was women and children first,"
said Chief Steward Damrden. "Captain
Cousins ordered lifeboats lowered after
the deck began to get hot under our
feet. Before that thick volumes of
smoke had driven us from the lower
decks and we were all packed forward
"As heat from the flames became
more intense, some passengers began
sobbing. Most of them kept their heads
and those who broke down were com
forted by others.
Crew Was Heroic.
"The real wrench came began when
we began lowering lifeboats and the
order 'women and children first' was
given out. Many women refused to
leave their husbands. The men urged
them to go but they would not. By this
time the smoke and hot fumes were so
dense and suffocating on the port side
that all effort to launch boats there
were abandoned and the passengers
marched to starboard.
"In spite of the steadily gaining fire,
there was no panic. We lowered sev
en boats as smoothly as if in practice.
The sea was calm and passengers were
carried immediately to the dredge
"After all passengers were saved we
tried to rescue some of their clothing
and other effects. 8ome had run from
their staterooms at the first alarm half
dressed, and failed to Teturn for more
clothes. But we had barely started this
work when fire came crackling up
through the woodwork and terrific heat
began warping the deck."
Weary deck hands, their eyes red
rimmed from Bmoke inflamation, many
with slight burns, were hailed as heroes
today by the rescued passengers. These
sailors-fought the 'flames to the last.
When nothing more could be done they
tumbled -into lifeboats as they were,
many wearing only canvas pants, and
streaked from head to foot with soot
and grease. One oiler was overcome
by smoke. There were several others
Mrs. Margaret Eeig, of St. Louis, was
ill in bed when the order came to aban
don ship. Fellow passengers carried
her to a boat, and she was landed safe
ly. Fought Fire Until Unconscious.
Not so much as a foot wetting was ex
perienced by any Bcnmen or passengers
during the transfer, with one exception..
The ship's baker, survivor of the Ti
tanic disaster, tumbled into the water.
He was hauled out immediately.
Chief Engineer Martland, Assistant
Higgins and Steward Tyson fought the
blaze until they fell unconscious. Ty
son is in Mercy hospital, still uncon
scious. Captain Cousins was standing on
deck, -at ill hoping to save his ship when
Martland, gasping and choking, was
carried up. The order "to the 'life
boats" was given at onek.
Purser Holzer made several attempts
to reach the ship's safe, but fire cut
him off and he had to run for his life.
This safo contained the ship's papers,
$10,000 in company money and about
.tH.OUO worth of passengers' valuables.
In the rush on' deck, the crowding
from port and starboard when pursued
by billows of smoke, and the excitement
of climbing into lifeboats, many famil
ies were torn apart. Some did not meet
again until all, had lauded at North
Bend. There were hysterical scenes of
jpy at the wharf.
Dredge Michie Picked Them Up.
Flashing his "S. O. S." over the
sea, the wireless operator stuck to his
key until heat put the main apparatus
out of commission. He then connected
up his auxiliury plant and continued
calling help until it collapsed and he
was driven from bis post by the scorch
His call wns heard at the Coos Bny
station. Many boats hurried to meet the
i Congress. The schooner Tillamook and
the dredge Indue were first to reueii
her and began receiving passengers.
Officers of the Congress remained
aboard of the schooner A. M. Simpson,
close beside the burning liner so they
will be first to board it after the flames
Five thousand barrels of oil in the
Congress fuel tanks were binning today,
vomiting a huge pillar of inky smoke
skvward. The Congress was the big
gest of the Pacific Coast Steamship
company fleet and one of the best liners
on the 'Senttle-San Diego run. It was
Wreck Is Roaring Furnace.
J. A. Smith, San Francisco silk dealer,
declared the Congress crew worked
without a hitch' from the time 'fire wns
discovered until all passengers were
Some stewards tried repeatedly to
dash through dense smoke over the aft
er patj of the steamer and rescue lug
gage. A number of passengers rushed
on dei'k in their underwear. Stewards
supplied them with blankets and shawls.
No sooner was the galley shift trans
ferred to the Michie thnn it began pre
paring hot coffee. Darkness was fall
ing, and the gloom brought outbursts
of hysteria. As the dredge started
shoreward fire began shooting up from
the doomed liner, which broke from its
moorings and drifted.
The Congress became a furnace, ra
diating burning heat far over the water,
while leaping flames threw a flickering
glare over huddled groups on the dredge
and throngs of spectators on the beach.
To Inquire as tao Cause.
San Francisco, Sept. 15. James Guth
rie and Joseph P. Dolan, federal steam
ship inspectors, are expected to begin
at once an investigation of the fire
'aboard the steamer Congress which vir
tually destroyed that vessel last night.
Although neither would discuss the
matter today, it is expected that one
of them will start immediately for
Simultaneously with this investiga
tion, the inspectors are probing the my
terious fire a few days ago in the low-
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er after hold of the liner Beaver, which
was suppressed after the steamer had
come into port and discharged her passengers.
Tug Goes to Rescue.
Eureka, Cal Sept. 15. Under rush
orders from Victoria, tho wrecking tug
Salvor, which has-been assisting in the
effort to pull the steamer Bear off tho
reef near here, sailed today for Coos
Bay where the Bteamer Congress is burn
ing. It is believed she will be used in
an attempt to salvage the Congress.
Captain H. H. Logan is in command.
Calls Out All Police.
New York, Sept. 15. Increasing vio
lence in the traction strike today was
followed by orders from Police Com
missioner Wood which will put prac
tically every available police officer in
the city on duty in an effort to con
trol the present situation and meet con
ditions that may-arise should the threat
to call a sympathetic strike be carried
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