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NUMYIKR
?Ml
7. 1922.
Central-Tech
The Weather
Fair today and tomor
row; moderate temper
ature; See Page 4.
Play for the football
championship today.
Sport pafea, 10-11.
Agree tQ Enforce Terms
Of Pact Signed at
Mudania.
MOBS RIOT NEAR
SULTAN'S PALACE
Kemal's Next Move in the
Crisis Anxiously Await
ed by London and Paris.
PARIS. Nor. ?.?France will act
in accord with Great Britain
In enforcing the terms of the Mu
dania armistice agreement with |
the Turks, it is learned gemi-offi
cially.
While there is increasing disquiet j
over the attitude of the Turkish
( Nationalists, officialdom is inclined
to regard the action of the Turks
In ordering evacuation of allied
forces in Constantinople more as a
declaration of principle than as 4
flat demand. The Turks, it Is said,
probably would not Insist upon this
demand if the allies would disatch
a joint note couched in firm terms.
Wared by Popular Demand.
The Turks explain their request
for evacuation by stating that the
population of Constantinople Is
overwhelmingly demanding that
they be put under the direct rule
of the Turkish Nationalist govern
ment. This, however, is Impossible
for the present, because the Turks
are forbidden to enter the neutral
sone by the Mudania armiatice
agreement. Therefore the Kemalists
asked the allies to allow the Turk
ish troops to enter Constantinople
They alao requested the allied
troops to leave, fearing the Turks
would have difficulty In governing
the city while allied soldiers were
:>n the scene.
La Presse says there are Indica
tion that hatred of foreigners is
growing among the Kemalists. The
Temps declares the troubles are
_ the result of delay in settling the
East problem, and again urges
an Immediate preliminary peace
conference.
Saltaa Kidnaped. Is Ramor.
Crowds rioted about the sultan's I
palace at Constantiople and had en- j
counters with British troops, accord
ing to an unconfirmed dispatch to
Agence Radio.
Constantinople is filled with ru-|
mors of the wildest nature, as to the
whereabouts of the Sultan. Some
?aid he was kidnaped and others
that he had fled.
LONDON. Nov. 6?Without wait
ing for peaceable negotiations at
the Lausanne conference, .the Turks
have forced a new crisis by order
ing the allies to evacuate Constan
tinople and demanding that foreign
warships must ask permission to
enter the Straits.
Both demands ar<j regarded as
violations of the Mudania armis
tice agreement. The Lausanne con.
ferenee. probably will be postponed
for some time, if not indefinitely.
These arbitrary tfrders came from
the Kemalist Nationalist govern
f m*nt immediately .after it had
? ousted the Sultan.
British. French and Italian high
commissioners at Constantinople re
fused flatly to evacuate the allied
forces. The demand of the Angora
government that foreign ships ask
permission before entering the
Straits came later. It is certain,
however, that the allies will never
consent to this as the freedom of
the Straits was one of the cardinal
principle* which the allies laid down
at the Mudania conference.
Troop* Hack Renin I Demand.
The allies having refused the
Turkish demand, the next move is
u;> to Mustapha Kemal. And the way
this fighting leader has of making
a move usually with thoroughly
equipped troop: is what makes the
situation delicate.
The allies concede that the Kemal
ist government is legitimately seated
at Constantinople, but tfhey also in
sist that maintenance of troops is
necessary to preserve the terms of
the Mudania agreement, pending the
outcome of the Lausanne conference.
Incidentally, the bellicose attitude
by the Turks has seriously inter
f erred with the tranquillity pro
gram of Premier Bonar Law.
The crisis is likely to raise a new
issue in the approaching election. If
events move again Bonar Law.
former Premier Lloyd Ceorge will
thereby have an enswer to those who
accused him of being too warlike.
MAYFIELD WINS
PLACE ON BALLOT
Al'STlN. Tel. Xov. ?.?Karle H.
Mayfleld. Democratic candidate for
the I nlte<d States Senate, today won
his light tu have his name placed
on the election ballot.
The State Supreme Court denied
a motion for a writ nf mandamus
sought by attorneys supporting
George E. B. Peddy. coalition can
didate. and an Injunction restrain
ing printing MaytieWs name on the
ticket was dissolved.
DOG WAR VETERAN
DIES OF SCRATCH
NEW TORK. Nov. ?.?The first
*ar veteran s grave in the famous
Hartsdale do&. cemetery Is occupied
by Genera] Blucher. a police dog,
reteran of the German defenae and
:he American attack at Verdun. He
"set-red" on both sides with honor !
and was wounded by an American
shell before taken.
General Blucher was captured in
? n abandoned German position near
Fort Douaumont by Capt Henry <; I
Montgomery, late of the 10?th Field
Artillery. Twenty-seventh Division. I
He died aa the result of a scratch.
caused by a stick which Jie retrieved
,n play.
Will Hold Straits
Despite Ketnal
U. S. Officials See Near
East on Verge of
Explosion.
* ?
Belief that the Turkish Natiocal
Ists have gone too far and that the
Near East is trembling on the verge
Of an explosion that may Involve
most of the European powers was
freely expressed in official circles
here last nieht.
While officials here have the
greatest respect for the political
astuteness of Kemal. few believed
? .h a. meekl* ""fer coiArol
Sand. ^ r*tS L"'1 back ,nt? ^e
hands of the Turks, and there are
many who predict a return to power
by Llo>;d George should the Nation
alists continue In their drastic
policy.** ?
Admlnittration'offlclals are study
ing advices from Admiral Bristol,
American High Commissioner at
Constantinople This government Is
on record a? favoring the freedom
of the Straits, but. in view of the
announced attitude of the adminis
tration c?uicernins embroilment in
N*ar Ea!,t- " would appear the
Job of asserting this principle by
force wftuld rest with the allies.
FOUROF OLDEST
FACES NOT TO BE
ON BALLOT TODAY
Lncle Joe Cannon Retires
After Fifty Years
Of Service.
TWO SENATORS GO
W illiams and McCumber and
Representative Fordney
Out of Race.
Of the "old. familiar faces"
four of the oldest win be miss,
ing: from the ballots todav. These
ttvr'rjVhB ?rder of*their senior
rank, are Tncle Joe" Can
non. senators Joh? Sharp Win
Jams and Porter J. McCumber. and
Representative Joseph W. Ford:
tnui n'Jlf "?vounKer generation"
L'",.1Representative, will also be
missing: Representative William
Ph'il?U*c7mn?K ,?IiMouri- Chairman
Rules <amr>t>en. of the House
Wi nam Tm Representative
. m A. Rodenberg-. of llli
nois. and "Representative C. Bas
com Slemp, of Virginia
In the Other direction the
youngest Representative of them
Intent M. Brennan. of Mlrhl
=>'? thirty-third year .
not a candidate.
The passing of
however, both* from the'
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for years. name
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sor will be Hubert I'^SUphens'The
Democratic candidate ' h
^reVZ:?rTr^V- k-T/rl:
many rmarters"'a? /ankm'0"'
aSfffJsswwSS
Tbl Jhe S"na,e tariff measure
sj5??f?
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yea". ?f '"enty-three
"Bah, Representative" Obi.
Of the - younger generation ?? n?n
resentative Rucker r>^ ' Rep"
term./or'^n,
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" elafmed
-;,rnc pF; --^'t.ho'TcV w,th
h.mdonDVhr.0'U|eoP,Ub"ra"
Fifty-two "Drunks" Fined.
?S5FOinw./-PP^,T't"" a*ereSating
*ere placed on fifty-two ner.
sons convicted of Intoxication ves
Hc^ou?, MrlI?hCo*n?,n? p":
were ? V ..M?ny of ^??e fined
Fif.l ^ 'V.ed the near-rlot at
Fifteenth atreet and Pennsylvania
-venue northwest last ^turUay
G.O.P. EXPECTS
50 MAJORITY
IN NEW HOUSE
Democrats Likely to Gain
Representatives and
Lose Senators.
[TODAY'S ELECTIONS
INTEREST EUROPE
(Foreign Capitals Hopeful
Of Reversal of United
States Policies.
An unprecedented vote for an "off
year" is to be cast today, when the
nation chooses the members of the
Sixty-eighth Congress, which will
convene* in December. 1923* unless
earlier summoned by the President.
In 33 States 34 Senators will be
elected. Of this number 31 will be
elected to regular six-year terms,
beginning March 4. next, and three
to fill vacancies. One Senator,
Frederick Hale, Republican, was
re-elected to a regular six-year
term in the Maine election. Septem-*
ber 11.
In 431 Congressional districts
Representatives will be elected, the
other four members of the House,
all Republicans, having been elect
ed In Maine:
Will Beat 1918 Record.
It is not expected that anywhere
near the 27,000,000 men who voted
in 1920 will go to the polls, but the
1918 record doubtless will be beaten.
Women voted in all States for the
first time in 1920 and ?his is the first
"off year'* election in which their
influence will be directly exerted.
Most of the Congressional gains
| made by the Republicans in 1920
? will be yielded back today.
i In the Senate there are now sixty
I Republicans and thirty-six Demo
j crats; in the House 302 Republicans
' and 133 Democrats. In the 1918 and
1920 Congressional elections the Re
? publicans captured nearly 100 dis
i tricts which were either normally
Democratic or frequently repre
sented by Democrats. It is in these
districts, scattered throughout the
country, that the pitched battles
will take place today.
Europe Keenly Interested,
j It is not going too far to -say
that the election is of more than na
j tiotfial interest. Returns tonight
I will be scanned with great ea^er
I ness in Europe. The European na
tions, which hav? been maneuver
ing to get rich Uncle Sam into their
affairs with his check book and
army and navy, hfave been keenly
disappointed by the policy of non
entanglement pursued by the Har
ding administration.
The European statesmen have
been given to understand that Pres
ident Harding will be rebuked and
his European policy repudiated by
the vote in the Congressional elec
tion; that the election of a Demo
Cow fin wed on Page Three.
Future bright,
> SAYS SCHWAB
Outlook Better Than Ever
Before in His Busi
ness Life.
NEW YORK. Nov. 6.?Th?
business out'o?k as seen by
Charles M. St?i> ab, the steel
magnate, Is better than It
has ever been during his
active career of forty-three
years.
"After forty-three years of
business I can say that I see a
greater future than I ever
saw," Schwab said. "A long
look ahead discloses great
prosperity." ?
/
Wilhelm Walks
Out With Bride
Drizzling Rain Makes Gloomy;
Honeymoon in Doom v
Retreat.
DOORN, Nov. 6.?Restrained from j
taking a wedding trip by the re
strictions of his exile, former Kaiser
Wilhelm and his bride. Princess
Hermine. have begun their honey
moon on the dreary estate here.
The flrst day of their married life
was simple in contrast to the at
tempt royal pomp which marked
the wedding ceremony yesterday.
Wilhelm was up early this morn- I
ing. He motored to Amersfoort j
railroad station with Princess Ida,
sister of the bride. Returning to j
the castle", the bride and groom took
a walk around the grounds in a
drizzling rain which added to the j
gloomy atmosphere of the fallen |
emperor's retreat. He pointed out
to the princess numerous objects
around the estate-. One of these j
was a clump of bushes, a wedding
present from local friends.
Except for the presence of the
former crown prince, the former.
Kaiser and his bride1 were alone at
Doorn. The former crown prince will
remain until Friday.
HOG island TO GO
ON auction BLOCK
Hog Island, one of the greatest of
the wartime shipyards, is to be
placed on the block. The Shipping
Board, finding that the Ho* Island
yard will not.be used further for ship
building purposes, but realizing its
value as a terminal and manufactur
ing site, has announced that sealel
bids on the entire property will be
received, to be opened January 30.
1923.
Red Cross Meets Today.
Col. Ernest Bicknell. who has
j just returned from Europe, will be
! the speaker at the first open meet
! fag of the Red Cross at the Wash
j ington Club. He will speak on the
I need of the Red Cross which Is in
augurating a membership campaign.
The meeting starts at 11 a. m. to
day.
Will Ask Supreme Tribu
? nal to Overrule Appel
late Decision.
PAY OF 12,000 D. C. .
WOMEN AFFECTED
Law Will Hold Pending
Final Action Is Belief.
Smyth Flays Action.
/ -
The minimum-wage law of the
District will be appealed to the Su
preme Cqurt of the United States.
The Minimum Wage Board will for
mally make this decision when It
meet.fi tomorrow to. determine its
I procedure as a consequence of the
I decision of the District of Colum
I hid Appelate Court, which yesterday
I declared the law unconstitutional.
I Appeal to the Supreme Court" an
I the next step to be taken by the
| board was decided upon yesterday
I as the result of a poll taken by
j Jesse Adkins. ? chairman of the
I board, the public's representative,
i Miss Ethel Smith; labor representa
| live, concurrent with Adkins in the
I plan to appeal. John Newbold. em
ployer member, was out of the city,
t'nhrld linn.
The Supreme Court will probably
j be called upon to decide two ques
tions: the consttutiona'lty of the
minimum-wage legislation, which
I was left undecided by a divided
i court in the case of the rOegon law.
and the validity of the decision
handed down by the District -Court
of Appeals yesterday.
After the District Supreme Court
upheld the law on June 22. 1920. the
Court of Appeals also upheld it in
a decision given June 1921. by a
I vote of a majority. Chief Justice
j Constantlne J. Smyth concurrng
| with Justice Wendell P. Stafford.
; wh0 had been sent over from the
j Districr Suprme Court to take the
i place of Justice Charles H. Robh
? who was ill. Justice Josiah Van
Orsdeil filed a dissenting opinion.
Smyth Rap* Decnon.
The fact that the court has re
versed tself s foundation of Chief
J Justice Smyth's opinion that the
; procedure involving the reversal of
1 fleciston yesterday vlg Illegal. Ttts
j tlce Robh. he contends, not being
J present, had nothing to do with the
I first decision. A later motion, made
' whllt Justire Stafford still exercised
J Robh* authority, applying for a
rehearing, was denied, in regular
; and lawful manner, os Justice Staf
I ford, while only a substitute mem
ber of the court, had all the power
and authority of a regular justice of
the court.
"It would seem that the appel
lants. the Children' Hospital et al..
finding themselves defeated, sought
a justice who had not sat in the
case but who. they believed, would
Continued On )t*agc Four.
The Mystery is How He Could Possibly Be Happy or Glad About
Anything in the World.?By J. N. Darling.
Guardians Plan
Public' Hearings
On Child Custody
May Appoint Committee
To Hear Complaints on
Care of Children.
. -
Voluntary reorganization of the
administrative policies of the Board
of Children's Guardians, whereby
that body will appoint a permanent
committee to hold public hearings on |
each child assigned to the board s
custody, will be proposed at the reg
ular meeting of the Guardians on
November 16, according to plans now
under preparation by officials of the
board.
The proposals, which, it is be
lieved, would revolutionize the
method of dealing with dependent
child wards of the District, contem
plate the establishment of an impar
tial subboard. or committee, to hear
complaints relating to the care of
the children This body also will
pass upon the petitions of parents
for the restoration of children who
have been removed from their cus
tody. The committee, it is related,
also will be granted authority by the
Board of Guardians to sit in Judg
ment on all cases of complaint con
cerning the care of children in "paid
homes." Petitions for adoption of
children, it is stated, will be con
sidered by this body before receiving
the . approval of the Board of
Guardians.
open* Way for Complaints.
The outstanding feature of this ar
rangement is_ that the meetings will
be open to the public, thereby pro
viding an agency to receive publicly
'suggestions and complaints * relative
to the care of approximately 1.900
i homeless children.
I While the agency having this
| work in charge will not be regularly
'Continued rage Four.
BEER AND LIGHT
WINES AT STAKE
IN OHIO ELECTION
Beverages of 2% Per Cent
Possible If Wets Win
Fierce Battle.
COLUMBUS. Ohio. Nov. 6?Em
battled wets and drys ended to
night on* ?*f the most bitter al
coholic fights in Ohio history. It
| has all bi?t crowded other election
, Issues off the ballots.
Voters tomorrow are to decide
' whether or not to admit a very
meek John Barleycorn back into
polite society. Beers and light
wines will be legalized in the State
n case the majority of the elec
torate favors a proposal to amend
the State constitution so as to al
low the manufacture and- sale of
beverages of 2\ per cent alcoholic
content
Saloon Impomiihle.
Under the proposal, however, the
caloon would remain as dead as
! it has been theoretically since the
I idvent of prohibition. Iteverafres
of 23t per cent may not be con
i sumed on the premises where sold.
I but must be carted away to the
j home. This would make every lit
tle corner gTocery. drug store and
\ confectionery a wet dispensary.
Anti-Saloon League leaders of the
I nation, who have had their tents
pitched in Ohio for several months,
claim that if voters decide in fa
Vor of beer and light wines the de
cision would be tantamount to se
ceding from the Union, inasmuch
as the wishes of the electorate
would be contrary to the Volstead
? act and therefore automatically
! nullified. ?
I) rv*. Threaten Guard.
The drys. fn case beer and light
wines are voted back, threaten an
'nvasion of the State Of Federal pro
hibition agents, rendering the oper
ation of the amendment inoperative.
J "But come and get us" is the stand
j taken by the wets, who claim that
J a wet vote in Ohio would at least
"?ct as the stimulus for modlftca
! tiQn of the Volstead act by Con
gress.
Both sides, as usual, claimed vtc
I tory as the flght ended. The drys
| Maim th^fr will carry the State by
300.000, while the wets claim they'll
j have a majority, but decline to state
the size.
Sunday Aids Dry*.
DAYTON. Ohio. Nov. 6.?Billy
Sunday, the evangelist, helped the
*rys finish ofT their flght against
the beer and light wine proposals
to be voted on at tomorrow's elec
tion when fie preached a special
sermon against liquor here.
"Vote dry Tuesday and send the
I dirty gang of blackguards to hell."
| Sunday shouted in his sermon to
' day. "Show them they can't make
a farce of the Constitution.^laugh
I at the Volstead act and change the
1 grand old flag of America into the
red flair of bolshevism.
"I want to see this country so dry
j that a man will have to prime him
i self to spit."
ANOTHER ACCUSES
GIRL ABDUCTOR
MUSKEGON. Mich.. Nov. ?.?Addi
tional criminal activities of Ray
mond Wilson. 41. now in Marquette
penitentiary serving a forty-year
sentence for aliducting and assault
ing Rosalie Shanty. 11. for two days
and nights, came to light today. A
Muskegon hiffh school girl ran
away from home two weeks ago
with a girl friend Intending to en
ter the movies. The friend weak
ened and returned, hut the other
girl fell into the clutches of Wilson
who took her-to a rooming house in
Grand Raplda. After a hard battle
she escaped by leaping from a win
dow.
Rosalie Shanty was removed from
the hospital to her home today and
will be sent back to school tomor
row. She appears to have recov
ered from her frightful experiences,
although her mind 1? ?tlll haiy at
times. , i
GRIEF STRICKEN WOMEN
IN ALL NIGHT VIGIL AWAIT
BODIES OF BLAST VICTIMS
27 STATES PROHIBIT
WOMEN AS JURORS
Twenty-seven States and the Dis
trict of Columbia still deny women
the right to serve on juries, accord
ing to a nation-wide investigation
of Jury-service laws Just ^com
pleted by the legal research depart
ment of the Woman's party, in prep
aration for the# equal rights confer
ence in Washington net* Saturday
and Sunday.
Minnesota is awarded the honor
of being the banner Jury-service
State from the woman's point of
view. On April 15. It21. the Minne
sota law was amended to apply
equally to men and women.
JERSEY WILLASK
INDICTMENTS OF
WIDOW AND 2 MEN
i
Grand Jury Will Get Case
Friday of Slain Rec
tor and Singer.
MRS. HALL STUDIES
I
Woman Corroborates Eyewit
ness Story ? Identity of
Two Men Mystery.
NEW BRUNSWICK. N. J.. Nov. 6.
I ?The indictments of Mrs. Frances
S?evens Hall and two men- will be
i osked when the Somerset County
j grand jury meets this week to hear
! evidence in the Hall-^fills mflirder
j mystery.
Lieut. Detective James Mason,
j chief investigator for special Deputy
! Attorney General Wilbur Mott. con
I fidently expects the grand jury to
; return indictments before the end
j of this week, he said todtv.
j Mrs. Jane Gibson, who. despite her
j many fanciful tales, is considered
! by officials as the State'*? star wit
' ness. has identified the "woman in
gray'* os Mrs. Frances Stevens Hall.
1 widow of the rector of the Church
| of St. John the Evangelist, whose
body was found beside that of Mrs.
. Eleanor Mills, on the Phillips farm
| at the outskirts of the cltv more
than jfwi w?kl agt?.
Action Thi* Week.
M tt has an appointment to con
fer with the foreman of the grand
jury Thurrday. Mason said. "The
grand Jury will then meet and I
exepct some definite ac^fon by the
: end of the week.*'
It is reported that a true bill,
charging murder in th#? first degree,
will be asked. This done, with the
; knowledge that Mrs Holl is not
j suspected of actually firing the shots
which killed the husband and his
beloved choir singer but would be
j based ? n the suspicion that by ac
companying the murderer to the
scene of the crime, as Mrs. Gibson
has sworn she did?she becomes
! technically an accessory.
There is much speculation as to
j the identity of the two men it is re
1 ported will also be indicted.
The ' nKin with the stubby, black
mustache and bushy hair." described
by Mrs. Gibson as Mrs. Hall's com
i panion on the nicht of the murder
nas not been identified.
Men Are Mystery.
Three men are under suspicion.
One was not brought into the case
until recently. Another has an alibi
which is supported by corroborating
evidence. The third has an alibi but
n0 testimony to corroborate it. All
three f*t the description given by
Mrs. Gibson.
Mrs. A. C. Fraley. whose home on
DeRussy's lane is the nearest habi
tation to the Phillips farm, was
questioned today by Mason and. to
some extent, corroborated the story
told by Mrs. Gibson as to the hap
penings on th enight of the crime.
Barbare Tough and Louise Geist.
Mrs. Hall's seamstress and maid,
were also questioned briefly.
Barbare was asked regarding the
number of flash lights in the Hall
j house and I^ouise was questioned as
j to the reported attentions of Hall tq
I her.
Mm. Hall Prepare*.
In the meaowhi'e Mrs. Hall is
being acquainted with every ru
mored ramification and is being
prepared for whatever ordeals she
may have to meet. Nightly confer
ences are being held at the Hall
home.
These are attended by Mrs. Hall,
her attornney. Timothy X. Pfeiffer;
one of her detectives. Felix De Mar
tini; her close friend. Miss Sal'ie
Peters, and several of Mrs. Hall's
relatives.
Mrs. Hall's remarkable interview
with twenty newspaper representa
tives is .believed to have been for
the purpos of schooling her for any
grilling to which she might be sub
jected by the authorities and not
because she desired to place her
story before th world.
HOTEL PROPRIETOR
ARRESTED IN RAID
An early evening raid on the Hotel
Ashraore, Twelfth and E street*
northwest, yesterday failed to pro
duce any contraband liquor
The proprietor. Georfte J. Sham
bora. who lives at the hotel, and
Clarence W. Bernhardt, waiter, tot
Sixteenth street southeast, were ar
rested on charges of selling and Ille
gal possession. It being alleged that
they had ibade a sale of liquor to a
police agent earlier In the day.
Lieut. Beckett, of the Flrit Pre
cinct. Sergt Burke. Detectives Wor
rell and Jackaon. a number of uni
formed men. and Internal Revenue
Agent T. E. Hints conducted the'
raid.
85 DEAD; 28 SAVED
Rescue Crews Unable to
Check Up Death Toll .
Of Reilly Mine.
118 MEN TRAPPED
BY GAS EXPLOSION
Pathetic Scenes at Shaft
As Corpses Reach
Surface of Earth.
SPAXGLER, Pa, Soy. ??Thou
sands of men. women and children,
many nearly erased with grief and
I anxiety, waited around the shaft
j or the Reilly mine here tonight as
i rescue workers were removing the
! bodies of victims of this morning's
explosion from the pit.
Latest reports are that out of
II* men In the mine at the time of
the blast, twenty-eight have been
rescued alive Many of them are In
a serious condition In Miners' Ho?.
pital>
At C o'clock the bodies of nine
teen men had been taken ^froai the
shart. Crews were proceeding care,
ful'y with their work, ever watchful
, that no living man be left In the
j mine. Their rule waa to rush all
?he survivors to the top first and
check up on the list of dead later.
At 7 p. m. It was reported that
I twenty-five men had been removed
; "live, eighty-five found dead and
eight unaccounted for.
W??ea I. Atl-Xlirkt Vigil.
As the bndlea were being raised
from the shaft women struggle.,
to get to the shafthouae to see if
their husbands or sons were am?j|:
J the dead.
A big bonfire casta a weird glow
over the place, and tb? ruriwrnding.
sre dotted with flicker*** tamp, of
miners. Red Cros* workers prlest-s
ministers and mothers try to prevail
upon the grief-stricken women snd
children?msny of them newly
made widows snd orphans?to re
turn to their homes, but their ef
forts are of no avatl.
The mothers, wives, sweethesrts
brothers, sisters and children of the
. Reilly victims will remain at the
I shaft all night One girl, a pretty
? little miss of 18, found her fisr; <?
dead. His bwdv was one of the firs'
fto be taken from the mine As she
received the news men who hs<1 wit
nessed many sad accidents turn.'I
j their heads away. The bridegrnon-.
to-be was Charles Griffin, aged
The bodies of Jack Ixtgue. 54. and
Joseph Frits. 14. who were marrl-d
lsst week, were taken fr m th_.
shaft at the same time
dlast CMS o# Air *nppl,.
The explosion occurred at about
T:?3 o'clock this morning and was
heard a half mile from the m'fif
Two men stacgered from I ho. en
trance of the mine a few seconds af
ter the explosion occurred. They
w*rr Ed McDonsld and Mik?
Whalen. wh0 were just preparing t*
go down Into the mine when Cie
. blast nearly knocked them off their
feet.
The extent of the disaster wa,
retiiifd at once as the explosion
had wrecked the big electric fsi
and all air was cut off from th?
mine Calls for aid were rushed to
Barnesboro. Patton. Carrolliown.
Ehensburg. Johnstown. Altoona sn.1
Pittsburgh for rescue worl<er*>
doctors, ambulances and nurses
Volunteers started lo work des
perately on the fan Rescue work
ers and mine first-aid crews were
| hurried from the mines of th?
I Pennsylvania Coal and Coke Cor
! poration and the Imperial Coal
(Company at Patton. Barnesboro an,|
Gallitzln. These men were on th?
! scene by ? o'clock. Equipped with
helmets and oxygen tanks thev en
tered the shsft. but for a time were
I able to make but little headway.
Reeewers Work la (.reaps.
At 1# o'clock repairs to the fan
were completed and Its loud wfcir ss
It atain began to pump air Into th?
j depths was a sound of hope to the
thousands of snxious friends and
I relatives who gathered nearbv
Min? Inspectors Edward
j Williams. of Johnstown. and
Thomas l/)?her, of Indiana as
sumed -charge of the rescue worn
j The groups were divided snd In
structed to. work In shifts, aa (he
(gas in the mine and foul air pro
hibited any protracted stav |n the
| mine.
Red Cross workers arrived before
noon, making the trip overland and
immediately began serving hot cof
j ree and otherw ise admlniatering to
I the needs of the men fighting to
; reach the *-ntombe<l miners
FLEETS WILL SINK
BATTLESHIP IOWA
Radio will make possible this
-vlnter the almost perfect repro
duction of naval warrare conditions
through the uae of the radio-con
trolled battleship Iowa. In Southern
watera.
The Atlantic fleet, sailing frofn
Guantanamo January I, will engage
In torpedo practice Jointly with the
Pacific fleet from February 1? to
March It at Panama It la planned
to permit the Iowa to steam along
controlled only by radio, and to Are
at her both with 14-lnch guns
aboard the droadnaughta. and with
coaat defenae gun a. Real torpedoes
will be uaed. because the Intention
la to alnk the Iowa, aa obsolete
ahip.
All ahlpa will retura to their
home Tarda br April St.
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