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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
In the general criticism of tho con
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
N R 01 AT
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
Imposing and Solemn Service
Methodist Church Conference
In Minneapolis.
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.
Newark. Frankty Martin, aged
thirty years, nwnllowcd two ounces of
carbolic acid and died 80 minutes
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
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
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.
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