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Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - October 14, 1913, Clearfield, Pennsylvania THE CLEARFTELD PROGRESS VIII Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, October 14, 1913 FIRE ON SHIP DUE TO AN EXPLOSION ftfty Passengers and Grew Killed In Outbreak, LIFEBOATS WERE SMASHED, Two That Got Away From Burn- ing Liner Still Appeal From Captain Seaman Rssousd Sole Survivor on Carmania. G23 Saved. On Board the North-German Lloyd Steamship Grosser Kurfuerst (by wire- telegraph-to Cape Oct. With 106 wrvlvors on board from the Steamship Volturno, burned to the wa- teffc edge during a gale in mid-Atlan- tic and abandoned last Friday, tbe Grower Kurfuerst is approaching New In This Vicinity Show creae of Output. The mines of thte vicinity to keep Rtaadiiy at work and thero every prospect that ithis -will be the conditloin. to continue during the winter. Stocks are tow amd there Is. a scramble for ooai on the part of deaHera. Cou'tlnwwJ increasing scarcity dg ca.rs and of work-era Is aibout the anll.y ruew feature of the coal mining Car suipply bas shmnfe in all districts, due In part to a wider iMatrlbuttani of oom- signnoeaiits to sanali deiafteim, who been dilatory jroteasing them or re-servlae, and to laareaaed mandi from vrldeir aneas of terrttory, which cars away from home roads, says the Btock Diamiomd. Men are scarce lamgely because .here is a greater to gelt max mum outputs in response to fever- demand for coal and because at a- maim bar of mines comtenltione arisen among the workmen1 over Express, v Tbe passengers and crew of the Gros- Mr Kurfuerst witnessed thrilling Scenes when their vessel, called by dis- tress signals from tbe Volturno, ar rived In her vicinity. They found th seas. It was learned by wireless mes- sages from tbe flaming vessel that tin ,flre had been started by an explosion ,tn the forward hold at 7 o'clock on 'Thursday morning, ship's time. On the arrival of the Grosser Knr ifoerst the flames from the hold of th" Volturno were leaping eighty, feet into the air through the hatchway, and it learned that fifty or more of the Volturno's crew and steerage passen leers had been killed by the explosion and the fire. Six boats were lowered immediiite- ly afterward from the Volturno's dav its, and three of them, still -empty, were Imashed to pieces against the vessel'" jMride. Another, with forty passengers board, capsized while being launch ed, and all were lost. The two others. iritli from sixty to eighty passengers on board, got away, but apparently were lost Altogether twelve steamships were brought by the wireless distress gig- within ball of the Volturno. The Canard liner Carmania was the first of these. She reached the scene at about 12 o'clock noon Then followed the Seydlitz, the York, the Devonia La Touralne, the Narragansett, the the Asian, the Rappa- hannock and the Czar. I, Second Explosion Thursday Night. At twenty minutes to 10 on Thnrs day night another explosion occurred on the Volturno and caused a panic among her despairing passengers and The Grosser Kurfnerst launched three boats and rescued thirty-two per who had been washed into or Jumped Into the sea. One of the res cnlnc lifeboats was out for six hours and was nearly lost AH thoee remaining on board tbe Volturno crowded together at the after of the vessel were taken off safely after daybreak on Friday. E. Lloyd, second officer of the Volturno, was one of the heroes o: tbe disaster. He fell from a height of twenty feet while repairing the wlre- apparatus on board bis vessel, bu to fight the flre all day, and at T o'clock In the evening made a tne Grosser Knrfuera il fa small boat with three others from Volturno. The little craft wa when she was picked up by of the lifeboats from the Orosse Knrfuerst The total number of those wred Is believed to be 023. Last Appeal From Volturno. London, Oet last message received from tbe commander of tbe steamship Volturno before he, wit crew and passengers, abandoned tbe burning vessel last Friday morn tog, according to a wireless dispute! from the Carmania, was as fol tows, "Cannot something be done to help We must abandon the ship. He plates are buckling. Stand close, as May have to Jump for it." Captain Francis Inch handed this t each day ait 10 A. M., at which ttaie the whistles .blow and the bells ring. Himself In Jail. Paterson, N. J., Oct. Vree- land, forty-six, of Bloomingdale, this county, hanged himself In the Pasaalc county jail here. He had used his sus- penders and a part of bia bedding. TELEGRAPHIC TICKS. Dr. Alfred Bull Nlcholls, professor of German In Simmons college, haa been mlsslnc from hla home near Boston for two weeks. The nrat football fatality of the season tccurred In Wilmington. Del., when Wli- lam Rlley, eighteen, died of Injurlea re- lelved In a game. Commodore C. Ledyard Blair rescued the disabled bark Platlna with his yacht Diana In Vineyard sound, near Newport There were eighty Portuguese aboard. Six persons, all closely related, were drowned and two others narrowly escaped a similar death when a skiff overturned In the Allegheny rtver at Tarentum. near Pittsburgh. FIRST HUSBAND TO HELP MRS, EATON Still Cares For Woman Ho- cused of Murder. Boston, Oet Henry Alns- ivorth, the first husband of Mrs. Jen- nie May Harrison Eaton, the widow of Rear Admiral Joseph Giles Eaton, who is to be tried at Plymouth. Mass., on the charge of having poisoned her busband, is coming from Arizona to this afternoon at 2 o'clock, belp and comfort bis former wife. Mrs. Ralph P. Keyes, his elder articles charging high crimes .and mis- demeanors between the date of elec- tion and his taking the oath of ofllce were legal. There wag a serious ques- tion in the minds of many senators on this point But as a majority vote was needed to decide this question .the Sulzer leaders were none too conn- dent of having the articles thrown out. Chief Judge Cnllen votes thirteenth, and the superstitious see an evil omen In the fact that Sulzer was Impeached at in the morning on Aug. 13 and now faced a final verdict on Oet 13. Try to Forecast Result. There were plenty of pretended prophets ready to tell Just the result One can meet them In the lobbies of Albany hotels and In the gloomy stone corridors of the capltol. They had "dope sheets" of tbe court, like sure thing gamblers at the race track pick- ing winners. The plain truth is that up to this hour no man has any- absolute knowl- edge of the vote, hot if preponderance of prediction and that Intangible at- mosphere called general opinion can. be taken as casting the shadow of com- ing events the future to very dark for Governor Sulzer. The voices that championed hi cause are hushed, and the defenders who were on every street corner have disappeared. In their stead Is beard frequently the cynical quotation from Allan Ryan's testimony, "Tell your fa- ther I am the same old or its paraphrase used by former Senator Brackett in his answer to Biblical com- parison of the governor to the Apostle Paul, "Can yon Imagine Paul telepbon the opportunity of the New York dramatic sensation, Spendthirtft." It from pen of Porter Etaoarson Browne, "A Fool! There Was" brought Ida Into prominence a ptofisjrltfif. Mr. play with BflOy. vala, evtravftgejut who is. of counse, pretty. kttUuUli sod lovabte. Her cole endoymenit ta cuiffled from socMtcr Mid tiMt her socM shouM be kept totact aH 6be ber iuMtand kn her doient. jUmyttO. (wbion. to not tbe brain, power of that ffrinde out ber mouujfl To tempt to argue or reason with a woman IB iwetew. Sbe not, bow- ever, a bad woman, but thoucbttew and Bedfieh. 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