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THE PERRYSBURG, P.. JOURNAL, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1912.
ARRAIGNS J. BRUCE THE WHITE REPORT OF SPECIAL SUB-COM- MITTEE ON TITANIC DISAS. TER IS NOW READY. TO BE GIVEN TO SENATE SOON Denounces Many Members of "Pick Up" Crew of Titanic and Makes Sweeping Charges Against the Management. Washington, D. C A scathing ar raignment of J. Bruco Ismay and the White Star lino officials In New York, a stern denunciation of many members of the "pick up" crow of the Titanic and sweeping charges of In competency In tlio managemont of the lino will bo made In the report of the special sub-committee appointed to Investigate Into tho Titanic disaster by tho United States, which will bo given to tho scnato in a short time. Tho report will bo submitted by Chair man William Alden Smith of Michi gan, who has labored incessantly since tho afternoon he was despatched to Now York to meot tho Carpathia and begin gathering facts first-hand. From tho instant of his arrival at tho dock up to tho completion of tho report and tho speech he is to mako on It, Senator Smith has worked un intermlttingly and effectively. The roport spares neither J. Bruce Ismay nor his subordinates in New York, whoso juggling with tho truth after receiving from Montreal Infor mation that tho Titanic had sunk is savagely criticised. Emphasis Is laid on the cruelty of sending out sucli a dispatch as that received by Represen tative Hughes of West Virginia, whose daughter was on tho Titanic with her husband, and who was told In a tele gram signed "White Star Line" that the Titanic was being towed Into Mon treal. Direct responsibility for the acci dent is laid on Captain Smith and It is pointed out that had he heeded the warnings of ice sent him by tho Amor ika and other vessels tho lives of the 1.G31 victims would have been saved. Pointing out that the speed of the Titanic, just before sho struck the iceberg, was 2V miles an hour and that It had been steadily increased after receiving ice warning by tele graph, tho report asserts that the pres ence on board of Ismay, the managing director of the line, and Andrews, tho constructor for Harlan & Wolfe, the constructors, were undoubtedly an In centive to making this great speed. It is stated that President Ismay, who got away safely, was advised immedi ately of the danger, while many of the passengers were not tho impact, al though equal In momentum to the Im pact of tho combined broadsides of 20 great battleships being scarcely felt on the vessel, such was her giant size and tremendous stability. The report recites that the "pick up" crew witu wnicn tne wnue star line manned the vessel were unac quainted with each other and their duties. Thero was the utmost confu sion when the vessel struck. Much space Is devoted to a brief and effective recital of tho incidents on the vessel after tho iceberg had slid along her sldo leaving a great gaping hole in tho starboard bilge, through which water was pouring at such a rate that she sank 70 feet with in a few hours. It Is noted that the weather was clear and perfect, the sea being calm, with no swell conditions that would have been ideal for the saving of all hands on board had there been but ad equate life saving apparatus and ade quate sailors to man them. Dut, al though thero was room in the life boats for 1,076 persons, the report says but 704 persons were put into them, owing to the disorganized and disorderly condition of the crew. Twelve persons were afterward taken out of the water. Spepial stress is laid on the utter failure of tho Junior officers, who wero among the first to leave the ship to mako any effort whatever to rescue many of thoso In the water, for whom room might easily have been found in tho lifeboats. Tho report riddles the assertion of many of tho members of the crew that the sudden drop in tho temperaturo which was noted and testified to by almost every witness placed under ex amination was no warning to the ap proach of ice. Officer Lightoller sneered whon asked if tho sudden cold was not an indication, but he refused to say what such indications consisted of. Concerning the lifeboats, it is re ported that none of them had com passes, only three had lights, that all wero Insufficiently manned, and nono of them by sailors. Tho indifference of such officers and warrant officers ns did get Into tho boats to tho cries of distress is caustically commented on. In the general criticism of tho con VICTORY FOR JUDGE LINDSEY Citizens Reform Ticket Sweeps Den- ver, Electing Every Candidate by Overwhelming Pluralities. Denver, Col. Practically completo returns from tho municipal elec tion show that tho citizens reform ticket, headed by Henry J. Arnold for mayor and Judgo lien Lindsey for ju venile Judgo, has swot tho city, elect ing every candidate by overwhelming ipluralltles. ISMAY AND STAR LI OFFICIALS duct of tho crew and tho Insufficiency of tho life saving nppnratus, comment is made on tho statoment of tho look outs that had they boon provided with marine glasses they could havo sight ed tho iceberg much earlier; In time, in fact, to havo avoided tho frightful collision. When tho collision came, tho effort to avoid it by the officers, working for many minutes only dn tho telephoned warning that came from tho crow's nest, served only to exposo tho weakest part of the vessel to tho collision. Tho bilges, which wero pierced by the berg, wero tho least braced of any part of the struc ture, while at tho point in the bows of tho ship, which wore struck, tho watei tight compartments were tho largest, thus admitting Into a few com partments water enough to sink the vessel, which, ns tho report points out, had been described as "practically unsaleable and tho last word In ma rino construction." Going into the matter of tests of tho vessel, matters which wero rigorously required in battleships, the report em phasizes their utter lack. No suffi cient tests wore made of tho boilers, which were fired almost as soon as the vessel left the constructor's yards at Belfast and kept in operation al most continuously to the time of tho initial voyage. No proper tests were made of the gearing of the watertight doors, appar ently, before tho voyage. It was point ed out by one expert witness that no tests whatever of these doors were mado on the voyage at any time. There wero no tests of tho life sav ing apparatus after the voyage began and not a single life drill during Its progress. Tho crew was never sent to its station despite tho testimony of one witness who said that he had seen one drill tako place. This tes timony has been previously disputed by that of half a dozen of the officers whose business it was to conduct such tests. The lack of any helpful discipline, is also brought out and severely com mented on. Tho crew did not go to their stations when the alarm was sounded. Every officer at a lifeboat had to pick up what men ho could find and many of them had extreme diffi culty in getting any help whatever. In the matter of "lacks," which the report dealb with, particular attention is mado of lack of tests of the bulk heads which alone stood between the passengers and their doom after tho vessel was rent by the collision. The report gives tho number of pas sengers on board at 1,324; members of tho crew, 890. There is praise for Phillips and Bride, the wireless operators, one of whom, Phillips, was rescued from the water only to freeze to death while huddled in tho bottom of the over turned collapsible boat and go to his death in the icy water from which ho had been taken but a few hours be fore. The necessity of wireless apparatus in life saving is dwelt upon and spe cial attention is paid to the import ance cl placing two men on every ves sel, however small, in order that con stant watch may be kept on each other by the sisters of the sea on their voyages through dan&orous northern waters. The report goes severely after Cap tain Lord of tho British steamship Callfornlan, whose vessel saw tho rockets of the Titanic and who failed to go to her relief, although he was but a few miles away, a distance ho might readily have covered with his vessel in time to save practically all of the Titanlc's passengers. Tho failure of the captain of the Callfornlan to arouse his wireless op erator tho minute he saw tho rockets, or the rockets wero reported to him, tho report characterizes as Inexcus able. The English law is quoted and it is urged that it be invoked against Lord. Thero is nothing but praise on the other hand for heroic Rostron of the Carpathia, who entirely by nccldent learned of tho disaster, and, putting everything aside, equipped his ship for an omergency race against death that is quite without precedent in the an nals of navigation. Gotting down to tho question of tho British board of trade, the roport is outspoken in Its condemnation of anti quated shipping laws and played out administrative boards. It announces that the punishment of those respon sible must bo left to tho British board, whoso members spent but a littlo while less than four hours inspecting the vessel which was to carry thou sands of human being across tho wa ters. Tho nations are asked to act together in shipping reforms, which need is eloquently urged. In conclusion, better pay Is urged for sailors. Americans aro urged to go Into tho merchant marino and an ear nest plea is made that greater dignity bo given to the work of heroic tollers of tho sea, The pluralities of Arnold and Lindsoy will bo at least 20,000, and their majorities over tho com bined votes of tho Republican nnd Democratic candidates will bo from 7,000 to 10,000. Tho citlzenB also swept every ward and, elected every alderman. Judgo Lindsoy of late has added to his policy of kindness toward hapless children brought bofore Lis court, o policy of "wanting to know why" they had got into the ways that led to their arrest, This policy led him right Jnto tho lair ot "the beast." DR. WILEY AND HIS PURE FOOD EXPONENT s'.."' -.V"Vf M"f " DR. HARVEY W. WILEY is hero sopii holding his eight-hour-old son, Har vey W. Wiley, Jr., who then weighed all of 9 pounds. The first thing young Harvey did was to stick out his "pure food." Tho proud doctor says he the presidency. SCHWAB IN HERO ROLE RESCUES MAN FROM DROWNING IN A DEEP POOL. Jumps Into Water and After a Strug gle Manages to Get Pennsylva nlan to the Bank. South Bethlehem, Pa. Charles M. Schwab became a candidate for a Carnegie hero medal when he res cued J. C. Kirchon from drowning in a deep pool of Martins Creek. Mr. Schwab and Mr. Kirchon, who is general manager of the Tonopah mine extension, were trout fishing. In making a cast Mr. Klrchon's fly caught in the branches of a tree. It was a favorite fly and he shinned up the tree to rescue It, but as ho climbed out on a branch he lost his balance and fell into the deep pool. Mr. Schwab was some distance down the stream. He heard the cries of his companion and rushed to the pool where he saw the hands of Mr. Kirchon just disappearing beneath the water. Without waiting to take off any of his clothes, even retaining his heavy fishing boots, Mr. Schwab jumped in to tho pool and after a struggle man aged to get Mr. Kirchon to the bank. Both men were exhausted and Mr. Kirchon had lost consciousness. Mr. Kirchon told the story of how he had been rescued upon the return of tho two men here. Mr. Schwab refused to discuss it, declaring that Kirchon was making 'a mountain out of a molehill. HUFFMAN IS FOUHO GUILTY Buckeye State Senator Is Convicted of Accepting 5200 From a Pri vate Detective. Columbus, O. With a mighty ef fort at stoicism, Senator Isaac E. Huffman of Oxford, Butler county, listened to the reading of a ver dict in the common pleas court that pronounced him guilty of accepting a bribe, a verdict that stripped him of his official honors and civil rights. Twlco ho had fought the caso through tho court. In March, when tried first, tho Jury was unable to agree. Huffman was found guilty of having gone to room 317, The Chittenden, April 29, 1911, and accepted $200 paid him by Frank Smiley, a Burns de tective, for reporting out of commltteo tho Cetone-Whlttemoro insuranco measure. Tho conviction was ob tained on tho record mado by the dic tograph concealed in Smlley's room, tho conversation It caught and trans mitted being taken by a court ste nographer In tho next room. In tho trial of tho caso tho testimony of tho state was that Huffman was accom panied at that time by Senator George K, Cetono of Dayton, who is under indictment. Bar Women From Pulpit. Louisville, Ky. Women will not bo allowed as ministers to fill tho pulpits of tho Presbytorian church in the United States of Amer ica. Tho commissioners of tho gen eral assembly so decided by a vote at tho Warron Memorial Presbyterian church; in fact, they put themselves on record as being opposed oven to tho consideration of women as candi dates for tho ministry. The commis sioners heard in rapid succession one overture utter nuother, but nil of them wero voted dovj fists, open his eyes and yell for -- is going to train young Harvey for SUFFRAGE MEET SHOUT ACCUSATIONS AT ONE AN OTHER AFTER THEY ASSEM BLE IN CHICAGO HOTEL. POLICE STOP PROCEEDINGS Turbulent Meeting Followed Adoption of Paragraph In By-Laws Which Did Not Suit One Faction In Female Party. Chicago, 111. A riot wild filled with hysterical women, laughing weeping and yelling, shouting accusa tions at one another and declaring "You're hypocrites!" "You're thieves!" "You're robbers!" resulted In the po lice being called to the LaSalle hotel, where the Woman's party was having Its annual meeting. Never In the his tory of American suffrage has there been such a demonstration. The turbulent meeting followed many months of bitter antagonism In the Woman's party. Mrs. Charlotte Rhodus and her followers declared that Mrs. Myra Strawn Hartshorn, chairman of tho organization, was ar bitrarily ruling the organization and, tired of her bosslsm, they went to Springfield a week ago and incorpo rated a "Woman's Party of Cook County" with the avowed purpose of ousting Mrs. Hartshorn from the or ganization. Mrs. Hartshorn immedi ately got together three of seven members of a committee appointed by the original Woman's party to re vise tho by-laws. The other members of tho committee were not authorita tively notified of the meeting, conse quently were not present. Those pres ent were strong supporters of Mrs. Hartshorn. Ono paragraph in tho by-laws made by this committee of three provided that any woman belonging to another body or corporation for suffrage pur poses could be expelled and her name dropped from the rolls of the Wo man's party. When these by-laws were presented "at tho meeting for adoption, the fight began. Mrs. Rhodus declared tho by laws Illegal, inasmuch as three mem bers of tho commltteo that prepared them did not constltuto a quorum. Attorney Mary Miller, Mrs. Harts horn's staunchest follower, then shout ed, for she couldn't bo heard unless she did, "I am going to read thoso by laws and wo aro going to vote upon them." Mrs. Hartshorn upheld her and tho reading began. Following the read ing, which could not bo heard three feet uway, the chairman called for a standing vote. As announced by her, the vote stood: Yes, 27; no, 23. Then tho fur flow. Wall Paper Men 8et Free. Cloveland, O. Eight wall paper manufacturers and jobbers, on trial in federal court for tho last two weeks, charged by tho government with restraint of trade in" violation of the Sherman anti-trust law, wore de clared not guilty, after tho jury had wrestled with their case a little over three hours. Despite the acquittal and that a criminal conviction under tho Sher man law has never been obtained, at torneys for tho defense claimed thvt their victory strengthens the act. WIN N R 01 AT I WOMAN AT NIGHT THUGS, CLAIMING OFFICIAL PRO- TECTION, SHOWER BLOWS AI1D KICKS ON FEMALE'SBODY. ASSAULT IS MOST BRUTAL Victim, Who Claims Defamatory Gos sip Was Cause of Outrage, Says She Recognized Three Men Who Attacked Her. Ocean City, Md. Never has Wor cester county been more stirred than it Is now over tho action of a gang of thugs, who, claiming of ficial protection, dragged Mary Holz man, an unprotected woman, from her homo In Ocean City, showered blows and kicks upon her face and limbs and concluded their brutal perform ance by dipping her into a vat ot tar in tho presence of her 11-year-old son, who struggled to provent the outrage. Terrorized by her experience, tho wo man has quit tho town. Ono of tho most startling features of tho incident is the fact that tho town lights wero out whon tho assault was committed. Mrs. Holzmnn says tho switch was turned through tho connivance of town officials. However this may be, the men guilty of the outrage boasted while they were subjecting her to tho Indignities that their act had the sanc tion of the town council. Sheriff Harrison, acting under in structions from States Attorney John son, visited Mary Holzman and It was arranged that she should be taken to Snow Hill, the county seat of Wor cester. She demanded an Inquiry and the incidents leading up to the assault, claiming she has been the victim of defamatory gossip as well as of an assault so brutal that it seems almost Incredible to believe that any group of human beings could have been guilty of It. "It was 10 o'clock-at night," she said, "when I was awakened by tho smashing of glass In the room where I slept. I was frightened, of course. Hardly had I time to put on a few clothes when the door was broken in. Tho crowd numbered about ten men. Three I recognized. Tho others I did not know. When I screamed they struck me and sometimes kicked me. Every tooth I have is loose and tho condition of my face you can see for yoursolf. My back and limbs are black and blue from the blows and kicks they gave me. "Some of them grabbed mo around tho neck nnd others by the arms. They also caught my feet and, hold ing mo in this way, they started from the house. My son screamed when I was first struck. They boxed his face and threatened him. One man waved a big pocket knife, the kind sailors carry. He threatened to run it through mo if I did not keep quiet. Another had an oar. He said he would knock out my brains. They rushed with me from the house to a barrel of tar Into which I was thrown. They forced me down into it until my whole body was covered. Some of It still clings to mo." "The lights wero out," she went on, "and they continued out for half an hour. When tho men finished their work the whole town was lighted as usual. After I had been In the tar barrel for perhaps ten minutes they dragged me out, threw me on a dry ing board close by and walked slowly away, evidently satisfied that nothing would bo dope about it. "I was too frightened to do any thing, but the cries of my son attract ed tho attention of Elmer Jones, son of Captain Jones of the Isle of Wright life saving station. He told me to come to his father's house. A gallon of coal oil must have been used in getting the tar off and still some of it sticks." BISHOPS ARE CONSECRATED Imposing and Solemn Service Methodist Church Conference In Minneapolis. at Minneapolis, Minn. In the pres ence of a great audience, hundreds having been turned away, tho newly elected Methodist bishops were conso created to their high offices In an im posing and solemn service. Each of tho new bishops was con secrated by two bishops and each In turn was presented for consecration by two ministers of their respective conferences. Tho following blBhops wero consecrated: Bishop Homer Clydo Stuntz, Bishop Theodore Somervllle Henderson, Bish op William Orrvillo Shepard, Bishop 'Napthall Luccock, Bishop Francis John McConnoll, Bishop Frederick De- land Leete, Bishop Itlchard Joseph Cooke, Bishop Wilbur Patton Thlr kleld, Missionary Bishop John Wesley Robinson nnd Missionary Bishop Will iam Perry Evcland. Slays Man and Wife. San Diego, Cal. C. H. Tolliver of San Frdncisco, dirigible air ship lnveutor and bulldor, and his wlfo wero murdered here about 11 o'clock at night by Bert H. Lewis,, former secretary to Tollver. Lewis was arrested at nnldnlght and con fessed to tho crime. The bodies of tho TollvorB were found In their little bungalow at Twenty-eighth nnd B streets, about half a mile inside tho city limitB, by H. A. McFadden, a neighbor, who was attracted to tho place by shoto. BEA UP AND TAR AS IT IS SEEN IN OHIO Newark. Frankty Martin, aged thirty years, nwnllowcd two ounces of carbolic acid and died 80 minutes lator. Ironton. Judge Thomas Chorrlng ton, for 20 ycarB judgo of the circuit court of this district, died at his homo hero from pneumonia. Dayton. Fred C. Faloon of- Clovo land was Instantly killed when a wagon loaded with three tons of ico ran over his head. Dayton. Wilbur Wright, ncroplano Inventor, is suffering with typhoid fever at his homo here. Attending physicians state that his Illness has not assumed an ncuto form. Portsmouth, An "unloaded" gun In tho hands of William Mlnnery, four teen, put a bullet under tho heart of Josso Redden, seventeen, "bore. Bed don may recover. Flndlay. Hanging from a rafter In a shed'at his home, tho body of Ed Malers, forty-five, was found at Mc Comb. Ill health is tho only explana tion his widow can give of the sul cldo. Flndlay. Edward Malers, aged forty-five years, committed suicide at Mc Comb, by hanging himself to the rat ters of an old shed. His body was not found for threo days. Ill health is said to havo been tho cause ot the act. He was married. Dayton. It was learned here that Fred Ware, a mechanic of this city, was a passenger on the ill-fated Ti tanic, nnd perlBhcd in the dlsastci that befell tho ship. On account of III health, he had been In London since last September and was return ing to Dayton. Cincinnati. The dead bodies ol . two children, Robert and Urban Nich ols, respectively six and four years old, were found in a feed box In a stable near their home. It waa be lieved the children had been kid naped and a country-wido search wae made for them. Zanesvllle. Paul Williamson, aged eight years, was run down by a motor cyclist on the Y bridge. The boy's nose was broken and it is feared he has concussion of the brain, as he has been unconscious for hours. He may die. The motorcyclist novel stopped and bis name is unknown. Youngstown. John Betonovltch jumped 40 feet into the Mahoning river from the South avenue bridge to end his life, but the chilling wnter changed his mind. He called for help and was rescued. Betonovltch said he was despondent following the death of his parents nnd the theft ol all his savings. Flndlay. John Parker, seventy years old, a leading citizen and for several years county treas urer, was found dead. His throat had been cut. Blood stalni on tho roof oi the porch led to the belief that Par ker had slashed his throat while on the roof and then leaped off. No cauBe for his act Is known. Wapakonettn. The Celina .lodge of Odd Fellows will dedicate its new I. O. O. F. temple, recently completed, on Monday, May 29. The dedi cation services will be in charge ol A. C. Bachtel of Akron, grand master of the Odd Fellows of Ohio, and Past Grand Master John L. Sullivan o! East Liverpool. Dayton. Father and son, each charged with highway robbery, met for tho first time in six years, when Joseph Carney, jr., aged sixty-six years, and Joseph Carney, jr., aged twenty-six years, faced each other In tho corridor of the prison. Each smiled faintly as thoy clasped hands, but to the jailer and spectators the scene was pathetic. . Marysvllle. State Auditor Ed ward M. Fulllngton and H. H. Shirer, secretary of the state board of charities, two of tho members of a committee that eelcctcd tho site at Marysvllle for tho now woman's re formatory, were hero and took up the matter, conferring with members of tho city council In regard to estab lishing a sanitary rowerage system in Marysvllle. MaryBville. John Moore ot thlB city suffered a peculiar accident which may result in Ills death. Mooro who has been in failing health at tempted to ariso from his chair and twisted his leg in such a mannor as to break tho limb between tho knee and thigh. Investigation by a physi cian developed that Mooro'B log had become bonoycombed and tho limb could not be reset. Bellofontalne. Mrs. A. E. Block was at a telephone In Bellcconter con versing with a friend whon lightning struck tho line and shocked and burned Mrs. Block, possibly fatally, while the woman nt tho othor end es caped Injury. Wollston. Tho Knickerbocker Trust company of Now York, acting for bondholders of tho Superior Coal company, tho largest minora and shippers of coul in southern Ohio, will foreclose on a mortgage because ot unpaid Interest of ?Q93,0CO. V jc ttii '