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Partly cloudy and cooler to-day; to-mor-.
row fair; fresh west and northwest winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 81; lowest, 68.
Detailed weather reports will be found ou editorial pate.
The New York Herald, with all that was
best of The Sun intertwined with it, and
the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better
[Copyright, 1921. iiY tub sox- hcrald CORPORATION.] ^ 2n<l sounder newspaper than ever before.
Drastic Changes AVili Take
Place, Forcing Out For
eigners From Crews
and Clerkships.
Hostility of International
Seamen's Union to New
Policy Expected by
Efforts Will Be Made to Re
cruit Personnel With Young
Americans and Increase
Special Despatch to Tw? Nbw Yoek Mbsald.
New York Herald Bureau.)
Washington, D. C? Aug. 7. (
All ships owned and controlled by j
the United States Government aro to
be Americanized under the policy of
the new Shipping Board.
Drastic changes in the assistant and
clerical personnel of the board and
among the men employed on the ships
under control of the board are likely
In the near future. Not only is the
force of the board to be cut almost
one-half, but in no department, nor on
any ship owned by the board, will any
foreigner he employed where it is pos
sible to obtain the services of an
American. Many foreigners are at
present employed 011 the ships and in
the foreign offices of the board.
An energetic Investigation is now be
ing made of this subject and as soon as
the facts are gathered they will be laid
before the board. The investigation in
cludes not only the clerical force at
home and abroad, but also the mem
bership of the crews of all vessels opcr- j
ated for the board. This may lead to
a light with the International Seamen's
Union, but it is understood the board
is perfectly willing to undertake that if
(iradnal Reduction.
The employees of the Shipping Board
nnd the Emergency Fleet Corporation
number more than 8,000 at present, and
those who are looking toward economi
cal as well as efficient operation of the
board and the corporation appear to be
convinced that half that number can
do the work. The reduction in the num
ber of employees will be made gradually
after a thorough investigation and study.
So far as the Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion Is concerned, reports of its condi
tion as to personnel will probably be
ready for Joseph W. Powell when he
takes office as senior vice-president of
that organization on September 1.
One of the first blows to be struck,
however, probably will be directed at the
London office of the Shipping Board. It is
understood that of the approximately 400
employees In the London office a large
majority are British. This matter has
been brought up before, but criticisms
have always been met with the state
ment that It is impossible to get Ameri
cans to go to London to work In the
board offices for the salary that gener
ally prevails there.
The new board, it is said, will try to
get along with fewer employees in Lon
don and have them all Americana. If
the board has to raise salaries In order
to establish an all-AmcriCan force in
London it will do so. Even in that
event It is declared the. total payroll In
London will not be Increased, since the
size of the force will be materially de
The most vital changes contemplated,
however,- aro those that have to do
with crews of the vessels in which the
Shipping Board baa complete or part
ownershiip. Some of these ships are
being operated for the board and others
are being paid for in instalments. After
the board get* complete reports on the
crews of all these vessels It will begin its
drive to Americanize the merchant ma
rine from top to bottom. It will not
consider its Job complete until every man
aboard these ships, from captain to
deck steward, Is an American.
Obstarlca Formerly la Way.
Various obstacle* have stood In the
way of the establishment of 100 per
cent. American crews so far. During the
war and the period Immediately after
the war, when every ship afloat was in
demand, the Shipping Board could not
put into effect plans for the complete
Americanization of the crew*. Later
the strike came and the us* of a larger
percentage of foreign seamen was made
necessary. Now the situation is more
favorable and the board intend* to make
the most of It.
During the war the President was au
thorized to Issue licenses to foreigners
to officer American ships, and as a re
sult foreigners signed tip. They got
what Is known among shipping men as
"red ink" Ueenses. Some of these li
censes are still in effect, but In the near
future they will be cancelled. A ma
jority of the holders of these "red Ink"
licenses are British. That la particu
larly true of the engineers. In fart, the
percentage of American engineers Is ex
tremely small.
Those who are investigating the sit
uation for the board consider the en
gineer problem to be one of the most
serious and are determined to rectify
it by putting American engineers on the
Job as promptly as possible. Next to
the captain the engineer has greatest
control over the cost of operations dur
ing voyages nnd In ports.
Many of the vessels operated by pri
vate companies for the board depend,
It Is said, upon foreign port officers In
various parts of the world. While this
Is often a necessity. It la believed that
the board will be able to put Americans
In a number of ports where the Interests
of American vessels are now In the
Continued on SutlH Pafft.
American Princess Aids
Greeks to Fight Turks
special Cable to Tun New York llraur.D.
Copi/tiff/<t,/9t/,bv Tub New York Hbraui.
New York Herald Bureau.
Pari*. Auk. 1.
'pHE ambitions of Greece are
costing the Princess Anasta
sia, formerly Mrs. William B.
Leeds, almost $1,000,000 this
year, according to friends. In
addition to the $200,000, which
it is said she contributed to help
bring about King Constantine's
restoration, it is now reported
that she is to give $500,000 to
the Greek Treasury soon to help
defray the expenses of the Tur
kish campaign. It is rumored
that the Princess has even con
sidered selling her famous col
lection of pearls, including a
necklace which it is said has been
valued just under $1,000,000.
Sheriff and Aids Arrest Five
Diggers and Two Men in
Car Near Barneg&t.
Liquor Brought Ashore in
Sacks as "Potatoes" and
Buried in the Woods.
Special Despatch to Tin Nnw Tout Hmui.d.
Toms River, N. J? Aug. 7.?Thirteen
hundred and twenty bottles of high
class Scotch and rye whiskey bearing
three famous labels, believed to be part
of the supposedly "jettisoned" cargo
of tlio schooner Poconioke, which was
seized by revenue men recently, were
found burled in the woods about a mile
from Barnegat last night by a raiding
party headed by Sheriff Harold Chafey
and County Frosecutor Richard C.
Plumer of Ocean county. Seven men
were arrested, five of them natives of ]
the Barnegat region, and two from
New York or Atlantic City, believed to |
be the owners of the liquor.
The liquor cache has been an open se
cret about Barnegat tor more than a
week. According to Sheriff Chafey, the
liquor was brought ashore In sacks in
small boats, and those in charge of it
spoke of it as "potatoes." Several
farmers were asked to give the "potatoes"
storage room in barns or outbuildings.
Some* acquiesced, but backed out when
they learned that the "potatoes" had;
been bottled.
Who told the Sheriff about the cache]
is not known. The Sheriff will not talk.
He said he was out hunting for boot
leggers, and stumbled upon it more or
less by accident. At any rate, he got
information from some one that the
liquor was to be moved last night.
Besides the officials mentioned, the j
party consisted of Under Sheriff Alfred
W. Bnown, Jr., Deputy Sheriffs R. C.
Buckwalter and Richard Riley, and
Justice of the Peace Arthur C. King.
They hid themselves in the woods near
the cache and waited until the five
Barnegat residents, headed by Max Un ?
ruli, on whose property it was, appeared
and began to dig. Whtn they had un
covered the liquor the Sheriff and his
men emerged and placed the surprised
diggers under arrest.
Then followed a further wait for the
supposed owners of the liquor. These
appeared In a big Packard touring car
with a New Jersey license. They said
they were John Maxwell and Andrew
Globe of New York city. The Sheriff
says they are from Atlantic City.
"I have good reason to believe this
Is part of the Pocomokc's cargo," the
Sheriff said, "but T am r.ot ready to
make my reason public."
A hearing will be given the arrested
men to-morrow.
The authorities are trying to learn if j
the man held as Andrew Globe Is An- '
drew Grob of Atlantic City. Andrew!
Urob Is proprietor of the Extra Dry !
Cafe at Atlantic City and was a mom- '
her of the crew of the Pokomoke. Grob |
said he had shipped at Nassau for his j
health, as his doctor had ordered him to]
"rough it."
Arthur Meighan Tells Need of
Settlement in Europe.
Halifax, N. S., Aug. 7.?Great Britain
was declared to be the greatest factor]
in the world to-day for preserving peace i
by Tremler Arthur -Meighan of Canada, I
who arrived here Saturday after several
weeks passed In London In conference
with the Prime Ministers of various
sections of the British Empire.
"You cannot in these days," he said,
"have peace anywhere unless you have j
at least substantial peace In Europe.]
The influence of British statesmen in the '
councils of the world is grpater because j
the dominions and India are witldn the !
Empire and because she reflects or wants
to reflect their views as well as her own." j
Premier Meighan declined to discuss
the subjects taken up at the conference
In London until he has had an oppor
tunity to consult with his colleagues.
Government Sceptical About
Raising Volunteer Force.
Sofia, Aug 7.?The Bulgarian Gov
ernment has drawn up a plan for the
dlabandment of the army and the re
cruitment of a volunteer force. It Is
Inclined to believe, however, that It will
he Impossible to enlist the minimum of ?
12,000 volunteers hy October I, as de- !
manded by tho Allies.
A despatch from Sofia Saturday said
the Interallied Military Commission had
demanded the complete demobilisation
of the Bulgarian army within two
month# and tho formation of an army
of volunteers. The despatch added that
a semi-official note had been issued pro
testing against the order, declaring that
the present Bulgarian army did not ex
ceed the aggregate provided for by the
peace treaty.
Thousands Attending St.
Thomas's Gaze at Frieze
With Weird Figures.
Walter Gilliss Says Talk of;
'Society Types' Is Bid
for Publicity.
Dr. Gateson, "Who Is Supplying
for Dr. Stires, Sees No Harm
in Designs.
Of the thousands who have walked
up the front steps of St. Thomas's
Church In the ten years since the
"beautiful example of Gothic arch!
tecture was built, at Fifth avenue and 1
Fifty-third street, perhaps less than a '
dozen persons?until yesterday?knew
that by looking above them on either,
side they might discover faces of men
and women carved in the stone to rep- }
resent well known Fifth avenue types.
It was different yesterday. The curi
ous came all day to Inspect New York's
new showplace. Most of those who
went to church to worship lingered a
few moments on the steps, gazing up
ward into the faces and wondering
why they never had noticed them be
fore. They found themselves in the
position of the man who, late in lif",
discovered that an Oriental rug which
he had owned for a long time had
woven into it a pretty lave story. But
some of the faces are not so pretty.
The discovery of the faces followed
close upon that of the dollar mark,
which Is traced opposite the lovers' knot
in the panel above the bride's entrance,
as It Is called. Just south of the main
entrance. K. Donald Robb of the now
dissolved firm of Cram, Goodhue &
Ferguson, the architects who designed
the church, explained that Just as the
lovers' knot and the dollar mark rep
resent marriages with and without true
love so also the facts have their sig
12?but \ nt Apostle*.
Mr. Robb explained that he put the
faces there as symbols of virtues and
vices, and that It Is just as correct
to use modern symbols as mediaeval
ones, but the feeling will not down that
the architect was having his little joke.
Otherwise, It is argued, some of the
vestrymen, at least, would have been
let in on the secret.
Churchgoers appeared to he the least
disturbed of all over the discovery.
Some of them contended that the faces
were not out of place on the front of
a church ; others considered It a good
joke, while still others were vehement
In pronouncing It an outrage:
There are twelve faces In all. six at
the bottom of {he frieze, on each side
of.the main door. Each face. Including
the part of the head which is shown. Is
a little smaller than a man's fist, and
all are looking directly downward. To
sec the faces clearly one must go to
one side of the steps and look up. Four
or five feet above may be seen the
pageant of Fifth avenue life as It was
ten years a^o and as it Is to-day.
Of the twelve faces three are of men
with side whiskers and three are of
men with monocles and mustaches. But
no two of them are alike. For example,
the first monocle wearer on the right
obviously is the sort of person who
would not be allowed even in the back
doors of the more respectable. He has
a weak face, with bad lines about the
nose and eyes, and a sensuous droop
to his mouth. On the other side, how
ever. Is a man of a different quality.
True, he has the same monocle and the
same mustache as the other, but his
hair is not kept slovenly, his Jaw shuts
tighter and his look is cleaner. He
probably would make a good polo
And a Stone Divorcee Too!
Likewise, each of the three with side
whiskers Is different. One of them,
called "Old Money Bags" by many who
saw him, has heavy pouches under his
eyes. His mouth is hard. Except for
a little curl which hangs over his fore
head he Is nearly bald. One of the
others had the same features, hut he
lacked the droopy skin under the eyes
and he had a good. Jolly expression. The
third one, however, caused much com
ment because there Is something about
his nose which leads the observer to
explain in spite of himself:
"As I live and breathe. It's a rum
Then there Is a woman on the right
side who looks both pitiful and wise.
Her Hps are apart, slightly twisted and
heavy- A thin faced woman looked at
her for a minute and then. In n voice
that sounded spiteful, called the woman
in stone "a divorcee."
There also were the vapid, srsthelle
youth, the haughty old dowager, the young
matron with pride of family and posi
tion written Into her face and the
strong man of forty with the smooth
face denoting stability and courage.
The comments were as varied as the
faces themselves. Nobody seemed quite
sure at first how to take It. Mr. Robb
came In for a terrible drubbing from
some. A thick set young man of about
thirty, who said he took things like that
seriously, said It was a "crime for an
architect to play a Joke like that "
Aevrr Jnrreil th? Soldier.
"It Is a sacrilege," lie Insisted. "Here
there Is a church and we find that some
architect who drew down a lot of money
for the job played what he thought was
a big Joke. It's no Joking matter."
Another man wondered if Mr. Ooorl
hue, head of the flrm. who now is In
California, know of the design. An
Continued on Second Page.
First Six Months of Year Show 443 Persons Destroyed
Themselves Here?Total Throughout U. S. 6,509.
and that of the girls 15. Most of the
girls took poison; most of the boys
shot themselves. Many children gave
school conditions, especially tho fear
of examinations, as the cause of their
desire to kill themselves.
__ The report indicates that throughout
New York city there were 443 suicides, thfa country and th(J clvlHzefl world
A worldwide increase in suicides has
taken place during the first six months
of this year, according to the semi
annual report of the Save-a-Life
League submitted yesterday by its
president, Dr. Harry M. Warren. Iu
of which 319 were men and 124 women, j there appears to have been a suicide
This is an increase of 102 over the | wave. In the first six months of 1920
same period for 1920. j there were reported to the league 2,771
The report also notes that while 225 I suicides in the United States, as
children ended their lives in the Unitea against 6,509 for the cos-responding
States in the first half of 1920, the 1 period this year. The average age of
number has moro than doubled this
year. The children report"d as having
committed suicide in the first half of
this year were 214 boys and 293 girls.
The average ago of the boys was 16
the male suicide is 43 years.
This large increase is attributed to
business depression, economic disturb
ances and the general abnormal condi
tions of war's aftermath.
New York District Council
Ready to Combat Return
to Old Conditions.
Railway Labor Board Decision
on Sept. 5 Is Expected to
Bo Unfavorable.
A general railroad strike was threat
ened yesterday if the Railway Labor
Board. now Ui session in Chicago, at
tempted to restore the ten hour day.
This is the first, .strike threat made
since the failure of the "outlaw ' strike
of 1920. It was made at a meeting of
the New York District Council of the
United Brotherhood of Maintenance of
Way and Shop Workers in Jersey City.
Tho local United Brotherhood, ac
cording to its leaders, represents 50,000
men employed by twelve railroads
within a radius of seventy-flve miles
of New York city. Through the. union
of stationary firemen it Is affiliated
with the American Federation of Labor.
It contains among its numbers man>
former members of the so-called outlay
unions who were repudiated by the A.
K of L when thry struck a year ago.
Although Anally forced to abandon thelr
strike the outlaw* hampered railroad
operation in New York and Jer'fty C^
f,,r more than three months and caused
enormous property loss.
A decision on the eight hour question
Is expected September 5 and those In
dose touch with the situation look for
ward to a revision of hours and wages
in line with the general industrial re
a,ThetTnencting yesterday was called prl
marllv In the interest or railroad
T was held V^rV?eyeUanvenue"aand
throughout the' morning session there
were lectures and motion pictures lllus
TraUng various safety appliances, with
special talks on workmen s compensa
tl0wirrUicCe-delegates, returned from
lunch however, the complexion of the
changed. Resolutions were
adopted condemning the a.lles*-<l
of^he Labor Board to increase the hours,
of railway workers and calling upon all
railroad men to resist. G. H. PlanW
nitionatoreanUatiom^tld the delegates
in three
b0""' the decision on September 5 is
. i ?? go|r] * wc must
unfavorable, nc saiti, T wol,i<j
something. If I could afford It I wotuu
hnv every man a< ftshingr rod. ^ -
Hand together and fish for three hours
it will be enough." .
P. H. Moore, delegate from the . -
York New Haven and Hartford local.
said every wheel In tlm country would
be stopped before the men would
To the "old conditions." He proposed
e resolution attacking an agreetMnt r
cently mnde between bridge building
and track workers of the New
tines, which, he said, does away wUh
the eight hour day and Provido* th"t
the settlement of grlevances be left ^
most entirely In the hands of the> com
nanv The resolution was adopted.
Vice-President Plantcn rose again
an.l attacked President Harding
? telling the Railway Board to cut wages
.S Vnm, .... f
Hoboken (the returned soldier leani?
|.4bor should get a living wage at <1
enough besides to save something for a
"?"low In hell can we save on wh?t we
are getting?" he demanded. There ?r_
5,00(1.000 men out. of work1 no ?
Harding has signed a bill adding
the armv to the unemployed.
Anthony Spalr. who presided made a
sneech In which he denied that tnere
was an" taint of Bolshevism In the
United Brotherhood. During the '
If ihr "outlaw" strike, the strikers were
accused by the railroad managers of
Bolshevist sympathy. snatr
??[f anybody Is a Bolshevist. Spa I ,
..Id "it Is the managers themselves.
He criticised the Mutual Beneflt^s
soclatlon or the rennsylvHnia ltHllroad.
which he said, was financed by the mm
p.my and did not give the men h squaic
'""The council Is to meet again on the
second Sunday In September In 1 lor tons
Hall. 125th street, unless circumstanc
In the meantime require a special meet
Civilians, in Panic, Rush to
Ships as Tribesmen Arrive
Outside Melilla.
Column at Mt. Arruit Breaks
Under Siege?Foemen Dis
play Grewsonie Trophies.
Bv the Associated Press.
London, Aug. 8.?The Moorish rebels
rim reported to have arrived outside
the waits of Melilla, causing a panic in
the city, says a despatch to the Daily
Mail front Tangier.
Spanish civilians are said to be hast
ily seeking safety on board ships in the
harbor, which is congested with ship
ping which has been bringing reen
forcements from Spain. Melilla is tho
base for all Spanish military expedi
tions Ln Morocco. It is about all the
territory there now in the hands of the
By the Associated Press.
Madrid, Aug. 7.?The column of G?rt.
Navarro, which was besieged by the
rebellious Moors on Mount Arruit, has
been annihilated, according to a com
munication received here from Gen.
Berenguer, the Spanish High Commis
sioner in Morocco. Gen. Navarro's
forces comprised several thousand men.
decent despatches indicated that the
Spaniards had been driven back to a
line averaging about four miles from
Melilla. The key to the position, Na
dor, six miles from Melilla, had been
captured by the Moors.
Gen. Navarro's column was at Mount
Arruit, eighteen miles away, tout alt at
tempts to relieve him had failed. The
Moors were reported still to be greatly
excited and Intent upon the extermina
tion of the Spaniards. Gruesome* tro
' phles of massacres were passing from
village to village.
The Moors, It is said, have an army
organized in European style, with offi
cers and men drawing pay totalling
more than 126,000 pesetas dally.
The first intimation that Navarro had
met with a crushing disaster came when
Spanish airplanes, whicTi were taking
out supplies to the besieged column,
failed to locate it. It was known the
Moors had been attacking the Spaniards
with artillery and infantry for some
Jays, and that Navarro's provisions and
I munitions were running low.
! A Melilla report cays a rumor Is be
1 ing circulated among the native tribes
, men that Gen. Sylvcstre. who was re
j pyrtod to have committed suicide after
I his defeat toy the rebels, is not dead but
| Is being held prisoner. There is no con
i flrmatlon of the report that Gen. Syl
. vest re's body has been found. Gen Be- |
| rengucr has ordered that a search be
i made for It.
Since the recent drive by the Moors \
i tho region south of Melilla. Spanish |
?rces of the Third Foreign Corps an* 1
ien from the command of Gen. Na
arro have been reported in a precarious |
ygitlon at Mount Arruit. As late as
ugust 4 it was said that tho troops ]
ere and alio at Nader and Zeluan ;
?ere continuing to resist the Moorish |
-Ibesmen, and that airplanes were sup- !
lying them with food, medicine snd
rrfmunltlon. Thursday It was reported j
iat Mount Arruit had been evacuated
nd on Friday the Capture of Nador and I
cluan by the Moors was confirmed.
nop* and Firemen Wot k to Pre
vent Fo-t From Blowing I p.
levr.vA, Switzerland. Aug. 7. Troops |
1 flremen to-day dug trenches snd
ecl trees to save Fort Ecluse, where I
n of gunpowder arc stored, and <fol
ge and other villages from a forest
which swept down the northern
yes of the Jura. Mountains.
'he Are was a mile in width and was
ven by a hot south wind. The amoke. ,
Ich obscured the mountains, was trial- |
In Geneva.
Those Who Want to Buy or
Sell an Automobile
should watch The Herald's Want Ad Page Daily and
Sunday. There are dozens of tempting automobile
propositions advertised there all the time. These
small ads. get big results. If automobiles interest
you, you should follow The Herald's "Automobile
Exchange" closely. Sec Want Ad Pages to-day.
Bolt Splinters Yacht Club
Flagpole During Races,
Shocking Three.
Many Caught in Canoes in
Sudden Wind and Narrow
ly Escape Death.
i Current Passes Through Bag
I of Clubs and Kills Him
! The worstetorm of the season swept
over the metropolitan district yester
day. leaving death and destruction in
jits wake. Two girls an<1 a boy were
j drowned, two hoys were killed hy light
ning and eight other persons were
shocked. The heart of the city escaped
( the fury of the storm. The greatest
' damage was done at Coney Island. City
Island. Newark and other suburban
j points.
Sweeping out of N(JW jeraey at 3;15
in the afternoon the storm worked
toward the sea, spending its greatest
force at the beaches and coaat water
ing places. The thousands who were
bathing In the surf had virtually no
warning and hundreds in canoes, row
boats and launches were overtaken by
the storm before they could make
shore. Scores of these small craft were
upset, and in one a young woman lost
! her life despite the heroic efforts of
j three men companions to rescue her.
I Miss Alice Magnes, IS. a stenographer
of 434 Kast 139th street. The Bronx, was
the victim In this accident, which oc
curred off City Island at a point known
as the Chimney Sweep, she was In a
?canoe with Prank Kloft of 588 Kast
135th street. Thomas Collins of 481 East
HOth street and Joseph Sacks of 451
Kast HOth street when the canoe cap
sized as they were making for shore.
t Ight In \atn to Save Her.
The three men fought for more than
half an hour to keep her body above
water and at the same time to hold to
the capsized canoe, but a swell finally
-arrled them under and they lost their
grip on the young woman. Joseph Uos
kowltz of 308 East Seventy-eighth street,
who was out in a motorboat, witnessed
the efforts of the men to save Miss Mag
nes, but her body had disappeared by
the time he reached them. Roskowltz
lifted the three men, who were suffering
from exhaustion. Into his boat and took
hem to City Island, where they were
attended by physicians.
Miss Mary Beader. 16. 0f East New
j York avenue and Osborn street. Brook
| o n, the second girl victim, lost her life
when a canoe upset in Gravesend Bay
She and Miss Helen Silverman, 15. of
1?99 East New York avenue, had been
I out with Abraham Miller, 22 of "38
j Fifth street, and Max Schaum of 653
j Fifth street, both of Manhattan, when
I the storm ca.mo up.
I Schaum had been paddling and Miller
suggested he be given the paddle. The
! men and girls were changing scats when
a swell hit the canoe and turned It
I over. Schaum and Miller succeeded In
se zlng hold of Miss SUverma., but
? Miss Bender's body never came to the
j surface.
Lightning Kill. Caddie.
Arthur Schnatx, 15 years old. a caddv,
j was one of five persons who sought
? inciter under an e'm tree In Wcequahlc
! 'a?. Newark, when the storm broke. A
i h?l\ .!!")tnin<r nit lhc tree
I oy in the back of the neck, killing hlrr
' sensihi'm^'1 IT f0ur ?th*r '"to ln
n n,c men' Kr?d Menard of
168 SIXX "tWt and Mack of
Mlchli. ti avenue, both of Newark;
Michael Heaney of Belleville. N J and
P?t*Or?nreiblCr ?f 231 -'feet
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Newark 18 "I0'' at 300 C^wlek avenue
Newark, and was a third year studeni
Tolt 7.,?eMtral H'*h Scho01- M'he the
hlt ^e tree It took a downward
course, ripping off the hark, and hTthe
hag in which were the golf sticks it
r,r.r"ir v*?
glasses (he f y was -earing
glasses, the framework of which w*s
Nelf Hheh crlsp.?n1 the '-ft "We.
Neil Shehan. who is said to ?,
* resident of this city. kl
li.Mnln, bo? ? ,*
Th! r.. "u * tcnt kUchfln on the beach
The bolt hit the tent of which h.
the only occupant at the time
*E2u2 ?^77?KnrT tnf "*rry
swlmmlng ln the East Rh'er^off
Tvera ,|T?." h?:'y, ^'though ,?vr>,,
' time#, ft is boiii?\rrf thai the
hoy was attacked with cramps
Body Sen red by ne||.
d ft Coney Island Hospital
do not hold out much hope for M),, , p
Blank; 36 years old, of 513 Neptune gve '
nur. Coney Tsland. w ho was struck by I
a holt w-hlle In bathing at West Eighth '
her'heid 7" l*?** th* Wt
nl w "earing her temple and knock
In* her unconsejous. Mrs Tlllle Pasnit
iJ'lSK" ""V;"
was hath ng with Miss Blank, caught
hold of the young woman a hodv and
?LeV?n!a . 11 from -"Ph'n* from sight
She held it until guards from the rnftr i
't-le.s Vohinte. r T.lfe Savin, station s't
the old Dreamland Pier came to he,
assistance They carried Mis- Blank
11 .r , ?<;'"moned an ambulance
\t the hospital It was dlscov. red that
the entire left side of the body hud been
paralyzed by the shock. She still was !
unconscious at a late hour last night j
Her body had turned almost black.
More than 800 persons were In the
Continued on Stccnd Pogt.
148 DROWN; 166 SAVED
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Brooklyn Man Among
Known Dead in Wreck
EUREKA. Cal, Aug. 7. ?The
list in the sinking of the liner
Alaska follows:
Thomas Johnston, Brooklyn.
E. Pickall, Hubbard, Ore.
A. N. Hutchison, Portland,Ore.
S. Kumazawa, steerage pas
Chief Steward Hcane, Steward
F. K. King, Frank Conun, Ralph
J. Mockett, seamen; Larsen,
engine hand, Portland, Ore.;
janitor, name unknown; waiter,
name unknown; bellboy, believed
named Baldwin, Oakland, Cal.
By Wireless to the Associated. Press.
Cal., Aug. 7.?"We have picked
up the ninety-six passengers and
seventy of the crew of the sunken
steamship Alaska," Capt. S.
Snoddy of the Anyox said in re
ply to a wireless message from
the Associated Press.
"There are missing from the
Alaska thirty-six passengers and
twelve of the crew.
"I don't know of any other
survivors and am doubtful if
there were any others saved."
Forced Down by Storm Off i
Sandy Hook on Trip to
Atlantic (itv.
E. M. kuller and Wife, Two
Other Passengers, Mechani
cian and Pilot Saved.
The seaplane Ambassador, a pri
vately owned craft used by a group of
prominent New York business men to'
j commute between this city and Atlan- I
tic City, was forced down from the
air and wrecked during the storm late
yesterday afternoon Just inside the
Sandy Hook Horseshoe. E. M. Fuller,
president of the brokerage firm of K.
M. I' uller A Co. and member of the
New York Stock Exchange, and Mrs.
Fuller and two other passengers, us
well as Arthur Caperken, pilot, and
a mechanic, were rescued and taken on
board the Lounger IT., pleasure yacht
of Mrs. Tnglis M. Uppercu, wife of
the president of the Aeromarinc Plane
and Motor Company.
Observers on shore said the rescuer?
reached the wreck of the big seaplane
just in time and that a few minutes
after they had been taken on board the
yacht the seas began breaking high
over the wings.
Caperken, according to messages from 1
Atlantic City, had been sent to New York
to bring Mr. and Mrs. Fuller to 1
Atlantic City for *the day, O'Brien
is one of the owners of the seaplane, the
others being Jacob J. Field and John
Grossberg. brokers of this city
The Ambassador was slipping down
the coast just before 6 o'clock when
Caperken. according to messages from
Sandy Hook and Atlantic Highlands,
saw a storm cloud forming above him.
He spun the plane nbout ami raced for
| shore, intending to land well Inside the
; Sandy Hook horseshoe and thus be safe
i from the heavy swells that could be
I seen rising under the wind.
! As the plane dropped nearer to the
i water the wind shifted quickly. At the
! same moment the storm broke with full
force and Caperken, given no time to
Shift position, was compelled to land
I with the wind. The wings quickly lost
the pressure of a head on breeze and the
! Ambassador smashed down to the sur
' face with considerable force.
Throughout this time persons on shore
I watching the advance of the storm were
witnessing the wild rac of the plane
to reach a harbor ahead of it. They
saw the pontoons of the Ambassador
strlk' the water with such force that
I one of them was ripped. The craft
hegan to list Immediately and a gust
of wind almost caused her to capsize.
A moment later the pasaengers could
. he s. ep clambering out on the roof of
' the cabin and the sir w histle < ould
| he heard shrieking for assistance.
Then the l/ounger II. came into view
around a bend in the shore. Her pilot
i had noted the predicament of the >!an?
and was hurrying to the astLtanrr of
Mr. :<rd Mrs. Fuller and the ethers
The rescue w as mad< w ith tin help of
a small bout, and th< run to the v aclv.
was made quickly.
t'nporken and his i vc"hanic, James
Nygarrl, stuck to their ship until the
amount of water In the , ontooi, j
threatened to .send hm to the bottom.'
Then they got away In a small boat
taking the ripped and broken planet
In tow and bringing them to shore.
Several weeks ago the Ambassador
got Into trouble over Spring Tj?ke, ,V.
J., anil was brought to the surface of !
the ore.in by Caperken. At that time I
her passenger* Included Messrs. o'Rrt n,
Field and tlrnsberg and Mls? Fenwi< k. |
Mr. Field, who Is AS r ears old and in
enthusiastic fo lower of aviation, said
at that time tint tils experpn--e In the
quick landing made ne-et.*Hry b\ the
accident i tided i oir.muting by t?;r for
hint nnj that hereaftet lie Would us
the railroads.
At Atlantic City last night Mr.
O'Brien watted at the Ambassador
Hotel for Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, and
when they failed to appear used the
telephone in an effort to locate theni ,
It was la o'clock before he learned
that the plane had been wrecked.
Alaska (Joes Ajrround in*
Fo?j Near Eureka, Cal.,
and Side of Vessel Is
Kipped Open.
Anyox Hushes to Rescue
and Takes Survivors
From Lifeboats;
Others Aid.
Rank Inefficiency Charged in
Manner in Which Boats
Are Launched From
Special Despatch to Tits New Tobk Hbralb.
JJSl REKA, Ca!., Aug. 7.?Blunts Reef,
a chain of rocks which extends far
into the Pacific from a point on shore
forty miles south of this place, and
which up to twenty years ago was
the scene of a long list of wrecks
and lesser marine disasters, caused
the loss of the steamship Alaska of
the San Francisco and Portland Line
last night while the vessel was com
ing down the coast in a heavy fog.
Reports to date indicate that forty
eight persons, thirty-six passengers
and twelve of the crew, lost their
lives. Twelve bodies have been re
Capt. Harry Hobey, skipper of the
wrecked vessel, went down with her.
Thomas Johnston of Brooklyn, N.
V., was drowned and his wife rescued,
though injured. Owen Terlin and his
wife of Indianapolis were saved,
slightly injured. Of the twelve bodies
recovered four have been identified as
passengers and eight as officers and
The steamship Anyox reached port
late this afternoon with 166 surviv
According to the stories of the sur
vivors three lifeboats were launched.
The last one was but a few feet from
the wreck when thv Alaska, which
had listed to starboard, suddenly
righted and then plunged, bow first.
Heavy fog, which for the last two
weeks has prevailed all along the
coasts of Washington, Oregon and
California, was the single cause of
the wreck, which occurred in smooth
weather, with no sea running but a
fairly heavy swell ou. The Alaska
left Portland on Friday for San Fran
cisco with 13- passengers aud a crew
of eighty-two. A11 but eight of the
passengers were travelling in the
first cabin, most of them being tour
ists and people who were taking the
trip as a vacation.
Tnaao tiger* in Bertha.
Tlie vessel's trip from Portland as
far as the reef had been slow and
cautious and nearly all her passengers
were in their berths last night when
she struck. She was proceeding un
| der slightly more than half speed when
ihe went on the reef. But in the
eitvell that was running her stern was
I lifted and swung forward before it
v.-as porsiWc to reverse her engines,
and as her broadside was crashed
affair?t the rocks a gre.tt hole was
ripped In her a/id she began to fill end
go do* n.
Except for mrtral. who later lost
heir lives while they were being low
ered away in a boat, the dead are ac
counted for by those of the passengers
whore staterooms were midships
the vessel aud such of the crew as
were in the engine room and stoke hole.
Where the ship had been lipped th* 1
sea poured in at a rate which made j
it impossible for any one trapped in
i that section of the hull to reach th"
? deck. But on deck cood ordT was
: imcserved for as long as the ship
? stayed a love water, which was onlv
'about fifteen minutes.
j Had there not been a strong swell,
I running it Is possible that the Alaska.'
I might havt re-nalned Impaled on the,
points of rock where she struck, ini
which event there need hsvc hen not
hurry In leaving her and some of those 1
wh' were lost might have been ssve<1.|
But the swell, rolling heavily arainati
her. lifted her clear of th- position/
whh h she tlrst took, and the water, once 1
she was elesr. began coming In a*. *'
r.iic which made It plain that she could
not live more than .1 few minutes. It
wa? about fifteen minutes after she hit.
rdlne to survivors, that h<- rolled
over sn?l went down. h*r Keel upper
l ifeboat I* Swamped.
Of tiie passengers and crew who as
'aped ,?ll turns nwav by lifeboats, of
which "tie was swamped when one of
the falls jamme! while It w^s going
down the side. Most of those In It had
en life Jackets and were rescued by the
boats Which were already In th? water,
hut In the ffarkness several were lost,
?md two who were afterward ta'-en from
tin w-Ht. r Were dexd. killed apparently
hv being hut1'*) against the ship's slda
n* the beat turned over
The nn tovship i hi rile Watson Wag
the tlrst vt - el t" g" to the aid of tho
?irviv es. she *v? fifteen tnile? to the
O ??t'-v.ird o." title's 'be' whgn *b?
pleked tip a distress n r.ijr from th ?
Hit ska. which gwve the position where
she had struck The Watson reached
the scene of the wrock it about the same
time as the Const f?ttard cutter Ranger,
which was lying at Eureka and caught
the message when the Watson did. The
Ranger was twenty-five miles further,
from th' wreck than the Wataon. but is

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