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THE .WASHINGTON TIMES, MONDAY, JIT.Y 2G, 1015.
Motion Pictures Shown Of Eastland Disaster The full horror of tho Chicago dlr.nstcr Iff rAnllznrl In Ihn tnnttnn nlnin,n. t,n enacted In tho river, the nerveless enmtrnmon stuck to their posts, nnd reel EASTLAND AS SHE LAY IN RIVER WHILE HUNDREDS WORKED TO SAVE PASSENGERS niter reci or mm was made. The corn- fileto details of tho disaster aro shown n these films from tho time tho boat turned over until darkness prevented the taking of more pictures. 80 vivid were the scenes made that the Chicago authorities prohibited tho exhibition of tho pictures In that city because they would add so much to tho horror of tho disaster itself. were mado of the steamer Eastland Just before and Just after tho disaster which aro being exhibited at tho Leader Theater today, and will be shown again tomorrow. The cameramen of the Bellg'Company had been engaged by the Western Elec tric employes to make pictures of their big excursion. Tho motion picture men were therefore on the dock when the big boat began to turn over, and Immediate ly went Into action with their cameras. As the drama of horror was being Calls Reservists. TtOMrc. July 26. The reservists of the Infantry arm of the Italian army belonplng to the classes of 188K to 1388, together with the specialists In tho several other arms of the service hive been called to the colors. Steamboat Inspection Service Held Responsible for East land by Union Men. SIX INQUIRIES START INT RIVER DISASTER (Continued from First Pajre.) Secretary Olnnder Is authority for tho statement that this I3 the culmination of a series of a score of lako disasters for which tho Inspection service Is to blame. Andrew Furtisoth. president of tho In ternational Seamen's Union of America, said todav: "No passenger boat Is safe that 'will not stand up without water ballast nnd Its maximam load of passengers all on ono side. Water ballast Is not used as a safety device at nil, or should not be, If the lake boats nre properly In spected. "Water ballast Is used only nnd merely for trimming purposes for help ing to keep an even keel, so as to re duce friction, make speed and reduce cost of fvol. Eastland Known As "Cranky" Ship. "All seamen knew that the Eastland was a 'cranky' ship. That was her reputation. That meant that she was not carrying the proper solid ballast. If she had been properly weighted, then all the passengers on her could have Etood on one side of the ship and It would not have turned her over. The Federal Inspection Servl.cc Is again at fault for this disaster. Investigate It from top to bottom." 'Victor A. Olandrr, secretary of tho liftkf Seamen's I'nlon, who has been vainly trying for years to have the Government clean out and clean up Its Inspection service on the Great Inkes. makes the direct charge that boats have been sunk bv tho score on the Great T.akes. wJth a loss of many Uvea, because the Federal Inspection Service was "rotten." "Tho United States Inspection Serv ice Is directly responsible for this dis aster," he said. "Now they nre either here or are on their wav here for what? To Investigate their own service and their own officials." Chicago Should Be Warned. "Chicago should be earned against this. The public should demand as ono person that Instead of there Inspectors who ought to have Inspected the East land and refused a permit com ng here to InHpcct themselves, they and their entire oiganlzatlon. from the highest man In Washington to the lowest man on the lakes, should be put under the searchlight. "When the Pere Marquette sank last year tho Grand Haven inspectors the same men vv ho said the Eastland was safe nlso passed fa orably on that boat. Later thev leported that thev could lind no reason for the boat sinking. That Is what thev will do In tho Eastland case If the public doesn't stop them. Service a Scandal. "The inspection serv.ee of the United States Government has been an open scandal with seamen for yeais. Now Is the time to Inspect the Inspectors. Chi tago and every publ.c official here should demand that and nothing less. "Hers are the men In the Federal In spection servlcevho should be Investi gated: "George Uhler. Washington, supervis ing inspector ger.eial. "Tho ten supervising Inspectors who, With the inspector general, constitute the board of supervising inhpectors. "I charge this and no more. That tho responsible parties the officials at whose doors lies the blame for the East land disaster axs the men who fulled to do their tliity and the men who are now flocking to Chicago to investigate them selves and their service. "The Eastland capsized because the United States steamboat inspection serv ice petmltted too mmy peisons to go on board." Questions To Be Solved. "The chief questions these officials hoped to have answered were: "Did tho Eastland have on board more passengers than were permitted by the Federal license? "Why was the Eastland gi anted a ca pacity so great that, even, when It was not exceeded, a rush of only a part of the passengers to one bide caused It to topple? "Was the Eastland's water ballast out of adjustment? If so, who was the Federal Inspector who knew of It, or who permitted the boat to take on a capacity load in the face of such knowledge? That, and nothing else, was tho immediate cause of tho loss of life. That was the last act In a long record of i nproper inspection service." Stability Not Considered. Both Olander and Furuseth declared that the Inspection service takes no account of stability that boats aro not Inspected as to their equilibrium. In determining the maximum num ber of passengers to be carried, they said, they compute merely tho number 01 square leet or suuacc 011 e.icn uecK nnd then allow one s-quare yard to a poison making the Inspection a mat ter of multiplication and division as to surface feet and not as to whether a boat la properly ballusted or will capsize If top heavy. Was Capacity Over-rated? Was the capacity of the Eastland overrated by Federal Inspectors? Was It done deliberately? Did any one gain thereby? One of the ilrst matters District At torney Hoync went Into today was to Inquire Into the Issuance by Robert Held, Federal Inspector of hulls, of per mission to the Eastland owners to en gago in passenger trnfilc on Lako Michigan Held's son-in-law, J. M. Erickson, It was learned today, was chief engineer, a high salaried posi tion, on the boat that gradually dip ped and toppled over, carrjing so many to their deaths In the shadow of great ofllce buildings and within the rattle and roar of the city. As chief engineer. Eiickson was in charge of the ship's water ballast mnchlnciy. Called Sea-worthy. The license thit gavo owners of the East'and Federal permission to carry 2,500 passengers, was signed by Reld at St. Joseph, Mich . on May 7. 1915. That license reads that the Eustland was a fcenworthy craft. State's Attorney Hoyne today declared ho had much evidence to hhow that tho I.astland was anything but a seaworthy boat "Behind this catastrophe," bald Hoyne BBBBBiHfcs 'X ' '"''".:''.; j- '- ',;v ':y '., , ,' I. V'aawvDBapaaaaEBHBa. 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That Inspection has been rotten, I firm ly believe. As to the Identity of the guilty persons, that is another thing. I don't know who the guilty person Is. But I do know, or at least I nn satis fied that this tragedy would not havo occurred If the Federal steamboat In spection service on the Great Lakes was what It should be." Chicago Opens Parse For Survivors' Relief D. C. Machine Gun Company Is Ready Latest Addition To National Guard Forces Will Be Inspected Thursday. The work of organizing the machine gun company of the National Guaid of the District Is practically complete nnd the new company will be ready for In spection Thursday, when It Is expected the requisitions for the necessary sup plies and equipment will be favorably acted upon by the War Department. This was announced today by Major Joseph C. Castner. adjutant general of the District militia. Capf. Luclen B. Ernest, formerly of the Second Infantry, will command tho machine gun company, which will be equipped with a battery of four modern rapid-fire weapons. It Is epccted that everything will be In readiness for prac tice by the middle of August when tho eiinunl encampment begins. "The development of a machine gun company will prove nn ocellent thing foi the guard," said Major Castner to duy. "The value of the machine gun ha.s leen proven beyond a doubt In tho present European war and I feel sure that the new company will add ma Urlully to our efficiency." Suffragettes Will Plead With Carlin Twelve Automobiles To Visit Con gressman To Ask Support of Mondell Resolution. Twelve automobiles full of suffra gettes will call upon Congressman C. C. Carlin of Virginia tomorrow to ask his support of the Brlstow-Mon-dell suffrage resolution, ,thn Con gicsslonal Union announces today. The woman, all of whom are from Congressman C.irlln's district, will bo headed by Mrs. Henry Lockwood, of Claiendon. chairman of the Con gressional Union organization In that district and president of the Equal Suftr-e League of Alexandria and Falrlax counties The machines, decorated with suf frage tanners nnd streamers, win as semble at Clarendon early Tuesday morning, and will Immediately start for Washington. Mrs. Lockwood will present tho deputation to Mr. Carlin. and Miss Mattic Gundry, of Falls Church, will make the principal speech. Mrs. Har vey W. Wiley nnd Mrs. Sllson Gard ner, both ot whom maintain resi dences in Mr. Carlln's dlttrlct, will be In the deputation. Wheat Pit Slumps on News of Torpedoing CHICAGO July 25.-News that fne American stenmer Lcelanaw has been torpedoed caused a slump in the grain maiket here todya. Wheat lost from 1V4 to 27fe cents per bushel, while corn and oats broke sharply. The drop came after a firm and higher opening In all grains. CHICAGO, July 26. Chicago opened Its heart and Its purse today for the Im mediate relief of the survivors of tho Eastland. Three hundred thousand dollars was put at the disposal of the Chicago branch of the lied Cross which will act as disbursing agent. City Health Com mlss'oner John Dill Hobrtson Is In general charge of tho relief work. Un der him arc working a half dozen special committees, health department nurses, city welfare department employes and dozens of volunteers. Needed funds were rnlsed In a whirl wind campaign among Chicago bankers, department store owners nnd capital ists. Popular subscription funds are now being made up through appeals In the newspapers. But the Immediate need was felt to be too great to wall even the quick response of the general public. I Gives $100,000 to Fund. President Harry Thawyer of the West ern Electric Company, who rushed hero from New York,' Immediately announced that his company placed $100,00) at tht disposal of the committee. i The People's Gaslight and Coke Com- I pany gave 15.000 and Chicago new spa- pcrs personally gave several thousands of dollars. The moving picture depart ment of the Chicago Tribune secured ! several thousand feot of film of tho dis aster, and this will be shown and all proceeds given to the relief fund. Over the long distance telephone from San Francisco, Mayor Thompson pledged J1.000. and declared he would be in the city Wednesday. Ernest P. Bicknell, national director of the Red Cross, Is In Chicago working with the local committees In an advis ory capacity. Theatrical managers, actors, and actresses expected to add $50,000 to the general relief fund by a monster per formance to be staged at the auditorium on Friday afternoon. All Loop theaters on that dav will split their receipts, movie houses will turn over the money they take In on that day, and all out lying showhouscs are expected to add materially to mis rund. An emergency call to clergymen of Chicago and all visiting pastors In the I city to offer their services to officiate at funerals of Eastland victims was made today by the interdenominational committee, headed bv Itishon Snmupl Fallows. Headquarters have been estab lished at the La Salle Hotel. Responses wero prompt, and hundreds of clergy- ! men are now registered and preparing to answer calls made upon them. "Funeral Day" Wednesday. I Bodies will bo carried free to the cemeteries reached by the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul railroad and all relatives and friends will be given free transportation, announced an official of i that road today. ' Wednesday will be "funeral day" at Cicero, an Industrial suburb, whero a majority of the Eastland victims lived. From !i until l o'clock of that day thi'j little city will leave everything to give vent to visible expression of lta grief. Foi it wllll be one great funeral rather than many. Physicians, quick to see the danger of a typhoid epidemic eauseil by sur vivors taking Into their stomachs tho pointed water from the foul Chicago liver, held a meeting nnd passed reso lutions aimed to offset this danger. All survivors have licen requested to call at the city helth depai tment and sub ject themselves to anti-typhoid vaccin ation treatment. J. B. Lvons; in charge of relief work for the Western Electric Company, em ployes of which furnished tho heaviest toll, ordered tho plant to open today. In this way the company officials hopo to rheck up the missing and collect figures a bio tb'i actual numbers of their employes, lost In the catastrophe. Two thousand dollars has been ap propriated bv the city of Cicero to as sist in local cases needing immediate attention Two of the city trustees lost memtiei. of their families, ono a wile and one a daughter and a son. Acute distress among many of tho fainllles of W stem Electric employes is feared unlesn quick action is taken Many ot the workers had been on half and one-tliini time and in ninny eases the sole support of the family went down a lth the boat. 1 SEEKS TOGA By LUKE LEA WB Tennessee Congressman As sails Senator for "Absenteeism." Politicians were stirred today by the announcement of Congressman Sims of Tennessee tlwit he will be a candidate for Senator agalrst Senator Luke Lea lr lllfi. Judge Sims is one of the most promi nent Democratic members of the House. A number of candidates will make the race for the Senate. Ji.dge Sims today Issued a sharp, scathing crltlolsm of Senator Len. "Bosslsm." absenteeism, and politi cal Inconclstency are the principal charges made by Mr. Sims against Senator Lea. Differences over political pntronage, particularly regarding the fact that Senator Lea withheld confir mation of Mr. Sims' selection of a post mister In his district, resulted In tho split between the two men. Both Senator Lea and Mr. Sims have taken a prominent pnrt In District af fairs, both being members of tho Dis trict Committee In tho respective branches of Congress. H Leaves Estate to Wife To Educate Children The estate of Frank C. Townsend Is left to his wife, Jennie Townsend to raise and educate the children, Francis Edward Townsend and 'Julia Beesley Townsend, according to the will filed for probate today with the Recorder of Wills. Jennie Townsend Is named as executrix without bond. BPPJV iiftes Nadine Face Powder (In Qreen Boxe Only) Keep The Complexion Ilenotlfal fcoit and velvety. Money back If nu entirely pleated NaUlne ! pure an. harmless. 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