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NEW-YORK, MONDAY. A IM, it 22, 1912.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE ONE CENT ,n ?* ^?VA?^?TE">??Hobok'B
Managers of Fifty Eastern Rail?
roads Refuse Demands, and
to Go Out.
GREAT TIE-UP THREATENED i
About 52 Per Cent of the Traffic ?
of the Country Involved if
Men Make Good Their
Threat to Quit
It looked last night ns If s strike of
the engineers ?mi fiftj Eastern railroads \
t\h> Inevitable. While Urand Chief
Ptonr- of ttir Brotherhood of Locomotive !
Engli eers m??<i thai his <-oniniitn??? would j
wall until Ih)? afternoon for s final re- j
ply ii rnmittec of railroad man- I
agers t.? the demands, which Includ? h
M a\eraging 18 per ceni in w??*^?.-. j
the armistice of forty-eighl hours whl h
hi.- committee had decided on reall> ex?
pired ai s p. ni. yesterday, and litt!?
?hange is expe? ted In the attitude of the ,
The Harlem division of the Brother-I
hood of Locomotive Engineers al a m? t? j
ing in White Plains voted t.. s man lo ,
Hand bj Grand Chief Ktoi d hi* \
committee of fifty In their strike ultl- !
matum. Chief Stone addressed about
three liundr-'iJ men of the Harlem und
other divisions ;.i 'his meeting, and was
r- ? .-?) with enthusiasm. Joaepb Wat? 1
??on. general chairman of the engineer*
of ttie New York Central lines, presid. .
at the meeting. There were also pres?
ent Assistant Grand Chiefs Caddell and
Burgess, of Cleveland; Oeneral ?'hair
man Oeterhaus of the Boston .v Albany
engineers and Chairman Pitch of th?
engineers of the Nickel Plate.
Chief Stone, when he returned to hla
headquarters in the Broadway Central
Hotel, was Inundated with telegram*
from different divisions, lie said that
many <.f thee? telegrama Informed hin
all pensioners u!;<> had been laid off tx
disabilities had been ordered lo be reads
to report for dut j.
Stone Accuses Roads
Chief Ston? was angry when In
some of the telegrams. He said the
railroads were noi remaining neutral
though an armistice ..f forty-eight houra
had been asrecd on hy the committee
of fifi engin re? entlng the fifi t
"if we do tM.i rent repl
from the railroads lo?morroa t?i the re
have pn ? iously root i\. .i l?
our notification of the strike vote." lv
hdi'j, "there will be n? Ume i?.st In re1
Jea.-ing the strike order. If It*
Ml satisfactory the members af th
gineers' ...nmiiitr. ?\jii :(i once go I i
ti. dlsti eta to call the men out. The
railroads Bppear to want -; light and
th?> ? - il Th? armistice really
< l 8 o'clock this o\ ehing, bul u
frw hours here or then- will not in
and we will wall until s reasonable
n the afternuon to-morrow t.j hear
from tie committee of managers."
II. said in- had a \ isji from Laboi
Commissions NelH, who then returned
t" Washington As to a possible Inter
ventioii tv ?President Tafl to avert th?
?-Tike Mr Ston< said that while thers
?vat d law providing for such matten
there was no occasion for Mr, Tafl ' i
"The Erdman mediation act,' he s?i<!.
"was desicn. d to bring about peace, hut
it la nr>t mandatory and no one has ap
pcaUd to it yet. One side would hav
to appeal to if flii.i both sides woull
have t-. agre.- tc arbitration under in
provision.1; >>r there could be no arbi?
tration. Th? managers' commltt?
?urns t.i want s tight, but v\? will wall
until the committee meets to-morrow bol
Biggest Systems Involved.
Thi f"liov\jii>; _re the railroads af?
fected by the threatened strik?-. which
would directly afr.-ct betw?sen &4.000 and
Baitiomre & Ohio. Bessemer <s? Maine,
Luke r.rU: Boston ?v Albany, Boston,
Bufia!?.. Rochester ft Pittsburgh, B?r?
lalo & Busquehaana, ?'entrai New Ens I
land, Chicago, Indianapolis & Louis? I
rule, Chicago, Terre Haute & South?
eastern, Chicago, Indiana * Southern,]
Cincinnati Northern, ?'wninnatl. Ham?
ilton <fc i_yton. (Cleveland, Ctncrlnnatl, I
Chscage a St. l<.u|m, Delaware & Hud?
son, Delaware, l.aekawanna ?- West- ]
?rn. Detroit. Toledo & Ironton, Dun?
kirk, Allegheny Valley <fr Pittsburgh.!
Erie, ?irand Rapids & Indiana. Hock- I
Ing Valley, Indiana Harbor Belt. In?
dianapolis Union, Kanawha & Mlchi
?an, Lake Erie & Western. Lak?- Krie.
Alliance & Wheeling, Lake Shore _
Michigan Southern, 1/ehigh Valley,
Long Island, Maine rentrai, Michigan |
Central, New Y..rk Central & Hudson
River, New York, Chicago & St. Louis,
New York, New Haven & Hartford, New
?'"rk. Ontario & Western, New York. Phil?
adelphia & Norfolk, New York. J-rusquc
lianna A Western. New Jersey & New
Tork, Pennsylvania Lines East, Penn?
sylvania Lines West, P?re Marquette,
Pittsburgh & Lake Krie. Heading sys?
tem. Toledo * Ohio Central. Toledo, St.
Louis & Western, Vandalia Lines,
Wintern Maryland. Wheeling & Lake
Erie. West Hide Belt Line and Wabash
? Pittsburgh Terminal.
The total mileage of the roads in Ihe
''nited State? is about 260,000. The fifty
Eastern roads affected have 62 per cent
?f the traffic.
Cornell Men Aim to Reconstruct
Ithaca, N. Y., April 21.-A number of
Cornell students have taken up the task
88 forming a new religion. Twelve of
,l?em met In the "Dutch Kitchen" and
organized, the Robert Ingersoll Club, "to
?tu<-y, investigate and criticise the ex?
iting religions and creeds of to-day,
*"!> a vljiw of reconstructing religious
^'?ught and setting It upon a basis of
??t and truth, instead of needless faith
*"<! traditional superstition."
c- N. Whitman, a sophomore, is chair
"??n. and R. C. A. Delacosette. a Junior,
Tk. antkoiluvian WHISKEY,
"??good old-fashioned kind. Purs, rich,
^2?w end "right." Luytiea Bros., N. Y.
An artic-e that will delight all
fans?an?l surprise them, too.
By BILLY EVANS, the noted
umpire, in the next SUNDAY
MAGAZINE of the
32 OEAD IN TORNADOES;
FOUR STATES SWEPT
Two in Illinois and Indiana, An
. other Strikes Kansas and
150 PERSONS ARE INJURED
South and East Sections of
Grant Park, 111., Destroyed
?Train in Race for Life
Beats the Storm.
Chicago, April 21. Thirty-two persons
ore known to be dead, half ;. score wer?
. i verely injured thai i he> may dl?\
Jin] ;? hundred and Aft; oth? rs wen
hurt in two tornadoes, one . f w ?ii' '?>
o\ ? r Southern Illinois and the
Northern Illinois Into Indi?
ans just before sunset la.<t night.
T* ehe were killed al Bush, III.; five
at Wllllsvllle. three al lleddlck, 111.:
three n?rar Murphysboro, III., and nine
;,; Mm. .i". In.I.
Ml of the southern and eastern part
..I Grant Park, III., neai Kankakee, wai
-. ' d. Six persons w< :?? po sei erelj
Injui ed ?-? i" r quir? medh .-?I a ? tention.
? mu.in church was demolished aii.l
.i ? i building - were blown down hi
? ; -l '.:rk.
Two sections reported tornadoes al
\\ d . mi U> . appal -
?ntly, was done*b; that which appeared
from ? 'oal < 'ity. Ml., Hnd wepi east?
ward, i he other being a? live in and
ii. ar Mui ph; iboro.
Kentland, Ind.. April 21.- Nine person?
were killed, five others bo severelj ir
Jurcd th? ected to die, half a
hundred others bruised by dying debrU
aii.l thousands of dollars' worth of prop?
erty destroyed In and around Morocco,
Newton County, when a tornado iw< ?1
1 the u esl this et ? -111 n s-r.
Twenty houses were blown down in
near Morocco and fully forty build?
inga it Newton County w-r<- destroyed.
Vi near as tan b< judged here the
tarted in Iroqnois ? "onury.
Illinois, anil eastward. Stock wh.-i
killed irhen farm buildings went down
Moi. i ..ni', lu.- miles north <>i
liHSclton, George ?.de's country home.
It hui n"t been learned whether Ma
propert) kvas damaged of not. M
rr> d??ctor in Morocco andJgtdJoin?
? called out and im
ii?"\i ed hospitals have b?Ben set up In
HI \ ? '.il I'H ?little?.
Kai i Mo., April 21. Thn
persona an known to ha\c i.-st their
in.,? in th? four tornadoes I ha I hat? on
? ;'i'HtiKin and ''' ntral
a total r,f nearlj thirl peraoi ?
known lo have been Injured In Kanaaa
and the property damage win aggregate
.?. _?? s i ? ?on
Ai Copan, an oil town In Oklahoma,
on? girl " li killed and twenty-live i- i
A r;. between ? Missouri Pgeifl?
trtiin and the storm aas won i?v the
train prat Nashville, Klngman County.
tin twister crossing the ira.-k only
telegraph i?>ies behind ihr train,
i >ngera crowded the rear platform
i,, see tin turnarlo at elos? range.
Perry, <)k:a. Ar.rii 21. Two children
killed by the tornado which swept
ovei this place late yesterday. More
than .m?- hundred wooden houses wen
blown ?.ver ami fourteen persons slightly
HEIRESS ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
Shoots Herself in Hotel and Then
Telephones to Manager.
Hnston, April 21.- After shoot ins her?
self through the left breast shortly be
fors f? o'i'loi k tills mr.rninir In her r?>?.m
at the Parker House, Judith Hi??', the
daughter of a wealthy merchant Of Salt
Latsks City, telephoned to the clsrk to
have the manager Bent to her room and
then collapsed on the fi??<?r.
A bellboy was H.-nt to the room to
find out why the manap-r was wanted,
and when he kaoeksd r.n the door h?>
beard a woman'i voice gasp: "I've shot
myself; send for an undertaker." a
physician was quickly summoned anrl
shn was sent to Grace Hospital, where
at a late hour to-nighl she \\>.n waver?
ing between life and death.
?)n th<- table In her room wan a note,
wlil.h read: "Kindly telephone to Mrs.
Savre, So. 8M West .l^th street, New
Vi.rk, about this and aak her to try and
keep it out of the papers. Her tele?
phone Is No. ??,2i>2 Columbus. Bend her
the box with my things in it, as my
clothes may be useful to some one I
It is understood the motive for her
attempts at suicide was the fact that
recently she had been informed by har
New York physician that she would have
to undergo an operation before she could
regain her healthy_
Miss Rice was an art model and formerly
lived with Mrs. Alice E. Sayre. at No. 3?
West 58th street. She la twenty-oig/ht
years old and the niece of D. P. 8pencer,
pasenger agent of the Oregon Short Line,
in Salt Lake City. She was educated In
paris, and came from Utah to New York
about five years ago, posinK for several
artist* and also furnishing Weatern news?
papers' with some correspondence.
Mrs. Sayre said ?eat nifht that the young
woman waa to have been operated on In
Hellevue Saturday nlaht, but when Mr?.
K*vre telephoned to the hoapltal yesterday
uh? wa, told Mlas Rice was not at the In
Miiutlon. Mlaa Rice had been worried ov.r
?; proaWt. of un opsratlon. Mrs. Sayrs
Managing director ol the White Star company, who
concerning the sinking r>r the Titanic, his presence
the sinking -hip.
made his hi-i ??tatemen? t?> the public yesterday
..11 board and the circumstances of his escape from
LINER RIS FREIGHTER:
PASSENGERS IN A PANIC
Mallory Steamer Denver Crashe;
Into the El Sud in a Dense
Fog Off Texas Coast.
SAILORS LEAP OVERBOARC
Others of the Crew of Rammen
Vessel Put Off in Boats and
Are Picked Up?Part
of Cargo Lost
(Jslveaton, April -1 -a i-ostlj 'bul tai
from disastrous collie* n hetween the In
eomina; Mallory lin? r Denver, seven dnj
OUt from New fork, With thirl \ tl\.
.-ai.iii passengers, and the uutlmund v<' n
York Morgan Line freighter El Hud, o?
corred In i dense fox on Baturdaj night
Refusal Of the local Mallory Line "Hi?
to divulge the nature of the win
?messages exchanged between a porl
.station and the Incoming Denver gav?
rise throughout marine circles I" PS
cited apprehension, which later waa al
Hnth boats reached (laiveston to-daj
under their own steam, the Denvw dis
charging her passengers safely. Ac
i ordinaj to Captain Staples <>f the Den
ver, which was not seriously Injured,
ho was Incoming at half speed, and,
slowing -town, Hteere?i far to starboard
to avoid the outbound boat The El
Kud, howev.r, appeared to have pul
across her l?>w and was runned In her
port nide near the forward hatch, nun
than half WS] through the vessel mil
from d?!?k to keel.
drjoM of th<- crew ?.f the El Su?l Jumped
overboard and other? put (lff in boats,
while for a time panic n-lgncd on the
Denver, ah bul one boatload of the Bl
Sud'? crew returned when they naw the
boat was ssaworthjr, the one lielng
picked Up by the Denver a.s ?he lay ?it
anchor, twenty miles from the .lo'-k.?, to
Captain Forbes of 1h?> El Sud said fa ?
heard the Denver's whlslle.s, bul the]
sounded to him on his port side until too
late to get out of the way The El Sud
W8H able to reach the Southern Pacific
dorks with the aid of two tuns ?nil the
pilot boat Texan. She is now lying about
thirty feet In the water, and the exact
extent .if damage tu her hau not been
determined. Much of the cargo ?>f cpt
ton, lumber, mohair, hops and wine Is
damaged or lost. _
PREACHER TO P00RH0USE
Spent 70 Years in Spreading the
Gospel?A Pauper at 97.
[By THeKi-aph to The Tribuns.)
Springfield, Mass., April Ul.?William
O. PeterBon, ninety-seven years old, who
has been a preacher for seventy years.
has been taken to the aimshouse here to
end his days. After all these years In
struggling to aid others he has been
obliged to fall back on the state to car?)
"I was not an ordained minister;
hence they can do nothing for me," .said
the aged preacher, referring to the
Methodist Church, to which his whole,
life has been devoted, and to the teach?
ing of the tenets of which he has clung
He married Miss Mina Van Bchaick, a
daughter of an old New York family.
With her he lived in harmony and peace
from his twenty-sixth year until ?even
teen years ago, when she died. They
had five children. One of his daughters
1 ves In this city, but has not the mean*
I to care for her faUnr.
ISMAY DEFENDS HIS
Issues Statement Covering His Part in the
Critical Hours Preceding the Sink?
ing of the Titanic.
CAPTAIN SMITH IN SOLE CHARGE
?Managing Director Declares He Was a Passenger and
Exercised No Greater Rights, Was Not Consulted
About the Snip and Denies He Even Said
I Ir Wanted lier to Make a Speed Record.
.1. Bruce Isniay, managing director of the International
Mercantile Marine Company, shortly before leaving New York
yesterday for Washington, where he is to appear this morning
las h witness liefore the Semite committee investigating the
Titanic disaster, issued ,-i statement defending liis personal eon
duet during the critical hours liefore the sinking of the Titanic.
lie asserted thai he got into the last boat, a collapsible one.
on the starboard side, after no women and children were left.
Mr. Ismav also declared thai for two hours after the Titanic
had struck the icelierg he worked on the starboard deck, assisting
women and children into the boats and helping lower them.
During Ihe voyage ol* the Titanic he was a passenger, and
exercised no greater rights, Mr. Ismav declared. lie said lie
was not consulted by the captain about the ship, course, speed,
navigation or conduct al sea. He further denied having ever
said that lie wanted the Titanic to make a speed record.
The statement, in full, is as follows:
"When I appeared before the Senate committee Friday morning I
supposed the purpose of the inquiry was to ascertain the cause of the
sinking of the Titanic, with a view to determining whether additional
? legislation w*s required to prevent the recurrence of so horrible a
"I welcomed such inquiry and appeared voluntarily, without sub?
poena, and answered all questions put to me by the members of the
committee to the best of my ability, with complete frankness and with?
out reserve. I did not suppose the question of my personal conduct was
the subject of the inquiry, although I was ready to tell everything I
did on the night of the collision.
"As I have been subp?naed to attend before the committee in
Washington to-morrow, I should prefer to make no public statement
out of respect for the committee, but I do not think that courtesy
requires me to be silent in the face of the untrue statements made in
some of the newspapers.
"When I went on board the Titanic at Southampton, on April 10,
it was my intention to return by her. I had no intention of remaining
in the United States at that time. I came merely to observe the new
vessel, as I had done in the case of other vessels of our lines.
TRAVELLED ONLY AS A PASSENGER.
"During the voyage I was a passenger and exercised no greater
rights or privileges than any other passenger. I was not consulted by
the commander about the ship, her course, spee,d, navigation, or her
conduct at sea. All these matters were under the exclusive control of
the captain. I saw Captain Smith only casually, as other passengers
Cwuiliiur?- ?? ?wro-d prnge, third coliun?.
[FINDS BODIES OF
Reported Cable Steamer Mackay-Bennett Has
Recovered 64 That Have Been or
May Be Identified.
SINKS THOSE UNIDENTIFIABLE
1 St. John's Dispatch Tells oc the Success Attending the
Search for Victims' Bodies?Names Not Obtain?
able as Yet?The Mackay-Bennett May
Arrive at Halifax by Wednesday.
St. John's, X. F., April 21.?Sixty-four bodies have been
recovered by the cable steamer Mackay-Bennett, which has been
searching the vicinity of the Titanic disaster, according to a re?
port that reached this city to-night.
It is said a number of bodies which were recovered were
sunk again, as they were without identification marks.
The names of those identified could not be obtained
through the Cape Kace wireless station.
The sixty-four bodies recovered are regarded as identifi?
able, according to the report. Those that were sunk were pre
| snmablv in a condition making their identification impossible.
Halifax, X. S.. April '2!.?Confirmation of reports that a (
j large number of the bodies of the victims of the Titanic disaster ;
, were afloat was received to-night in a wireless dispatch from the
1 steamship Bremen, via the Sable Island and Camperdown vvire
I less stations. The text of the message was as follows:
"The steamer Bremen, bound for New York and the
steamer Rhein passed on Saturday afternoon, in 42:0 north lati?
tude and 49:20 west longitude, in the neighborhood of thre large
icebergs. Sighted numerous pieces of wreckage and a great
number of human bodies with life preservers on floating in the
sea. Sighted and spoke the cable steamer Mackay-Bennett on
?the way to recover the floating b.idies." (Signed) "Captain
\o direct word bad been received here up to a late hour to?
night from the steamer Mackay-Bennett in confirmation of the
reports from St. Johns, X. 1"'., that '"sixty-four or more bodies
had been recovered.' but from the fact that a large number of
them were seen last night, and that the Mackay-Bennett is now
in the \ieinit\y it is believed here to be probable that the search?
ers have met with success. , ^
The searchers are probably unable to communicate directly
with Cape Race, which is about 860 miles away, because the wire?
less range on the cable ship is only about 200 miles.
The steamer Empress of Ireland, which sailed last night for
Liverpool, should be in a position early in the morning to speak
the Mackay-Bennett and probabh relay ashore what news the
cable ship may have.
The cable ship Mackay-Bennett. which was at Halifax
when the Titanic sank, was reijuestod by the White Star Line
on Tuesday to proceed to the place where the Titanic went down
to search for bodies. It is estimated from the latitude and longi?
tude given by the cable ship that the bodies she recovered had
drifted eastward about sixty miles from where they sank.
As Halifax is the nearest convenient port for the landing
of th?' bodies, it is thought the Mackay-Bennett will proceed to
that port. If she started lor Halifax yesterday she would hardly
reach that port before Wednesday. The place where the bodies
were recovered is about six hundred miles from Halifax.
ISMAY AND FRANKLIN
GO TO WASHINGTON
Developments of the Day in Investigation of Titanic Dis?
J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of the board of directors and managing director
of the White Star company, and P. A. S. Franklin, vice-president of the White
Star, with the four surviving officers and twenty-two members of the crew of
the Titanic, went to Washington yesterday afternoon to appear before the Sen?
ate investigating committee, which will resume its sessions there this morning.
Just before he left New York Mr. Ismay gave out a long statement de?
fending his personal conduct on the Titanic.
The official report of the disaster sent by the White Star offices here to
the head offices in Liverpool was made public yesterday.
It said that at 11:45 p. m. on April 14 the Titanic sighted a low lying berg
directly ahead. The first offker starboarded the helm, reversed full speed and
c'osed all compartments. The vessel struck the berg bluff on the starboard
bew, but there was a gnnding sound, showing the opening of several com?
partments on the starboard side. The Titanic sank at 2:20 a. m., after all the
boats were away except one collapsible.
Thomas Whitley. a steward on the Titanic, who is in St. Vincent s Hos
pital. has said t^ii two members of the Titanic's crew who are now on their
way home on the Lapland told him they were in the crow's nest at the time
of the collision and reported the berg in sight to First Officer Murdock at
11:15 p. m. They said, according to Whitley. that they reported the berg to
Murdock three times before the Titanic struck.
A comparison of the original passenger lists of the Titanic with the list of
survivors shows that, in spite of the gallantry of hundreds of men, who gave
way to the women, 135 women were lost, among them sixteen from the first
The cable shin Mackay-Bennett, which was chartered by the White Star
Line to go to the scene of the wreck and search for bodies of those lost with the
! Titanic, was reported last night to have recovered sixty-four bodies yesterday.
Wireless messages from the Mackay-Bennett saying that the work of re?
covering bodies from the Titanic was to begin yesterday were given out by the
White Star Line in the afternoon. The messages were addressed to J. Bruce
Ismay. The first one said:
Steamer Rhein reports pasting wreckage 42:1 north, 49:18 west,
eight miles west of three big icebergs. Now making for that position.
1 \pect to arrive :it 8 o'clock to-night. ,
The second message said:
Received further information from Bremen (presumably steam?
-.hip Bremen) and arrive on ground at 8 p. ni. Start on operations to?
morrow. Have been considerably delayed on passage by dense fog.
"Every effort will be made to identify each body recovered, and any newt
will be sent through immediately by wireless," Mr. Ismay said, when the mes?
sages were shown to him. "In addition to any such messages as there, the
Mackay-Bennett will make a report of its activities each morning by wireless,