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To-day. ?hower?. To-morrow, elesr and ronler; hr1??k vnilh wind?. NEW-YORK, MONDAY. A IM, it 22, 1912.-TWELVE PAGES. * * PRICE ONE CENT ,n ?* ^?VA?^?TE">??Hobok'B ENGINEERS' SHE Managers of Fifty Eastern Rail? roads Refuse Demands, and Brotherhood Prepares 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 Engines. 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 , railroads. 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 railroads Involved. "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 intervene. "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 fore acting" 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 ?i.ixxi engineers: 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. STUDENTSJPLANJYEW CREED Cornell Men Aim to Reconstruct Existing Religions. 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, '* ??cretary. Tk. antkoiluvian WHISKEY, "??good old-fashioned kind. Purs, rich, ^2?w end "right." Luytiea Bros., N. Y. Strategy of the Diamond 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 New-York Tribune 32 OEAD IN TORNADOES; FOUR STATES SWEPT Two in Illinois and Indiana, An . other Strikes Kansas and Oklahoma. 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 KMiinap. 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 Injured, 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 i ed. 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 know." 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 said J. BRUCE Managing director ol the White Star company, who concerning the sinking r>r the Titanic, his presence the sinking -hip. ISMAY. 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 levlated. 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 give assistai!?-?-. 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?) for him. "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 faithfully. 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 PERSONAL CONDUCT 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 disaster. "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 TITANH7S DROWNED 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 Prager." \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? aster Summarized. 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 cabin. 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,