Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 25, 1915, NEWS SECTION, Image 1
1,500 TJy if ) i v u - r v it r s The Omaha PART ONE. NEWS SECTION PAGES ONE TO TEN TITC WEATHEB Unsettled VOL. XLV XO. G. OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKXIXG, JULY 25, 3P15-FIVE SECTI0XS-T1I1RTY-F0UR PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. Sunday Bee RUSH TO WATCH FILM MAN MADE EASTLAND UPSET Eye-Witnetiei Tell Police Movie Operator in Launch Attracts Attention of the Pas- singers. ALL SWEEP OVER TO SEE HIM Gauge Tender Describes His Experi ences Escaping from the Steamer. FRANTIC WORK AT THE PUMPS' . CHICAGO. July 84. That a sud den rush of persons on the deck of the Eastland to port side to look at a speeding launch caused the catas trophe, was the assertion of Jack Elbert, gauge tender of the steamer. He said he and J. M. Erlckson, chief engineer, escaped drowning by wading through water In the hatch and crawling-out of a porthole Into the river. "Tho steamer. England, u kpt table by moans of a water ballast sys tem," Elbert said. "Water is pumped Into the chamber In the ship until It be coms steady. This was done before even freight Is taken on board. The first thin I heard this morning was that the East land began to lean to starboard. Eric'.c on. the chief crglneer, was In charge of the pumps used to pump water Into the chambers. Jinp Into Water. "He said. 'Boys, steady her up a little.' and then we pumped water Into the other aide until it was up even and all right. We hart Just evened It up when a launch came down the river and past the East land, and tho crowd rushed to port side to look at t The weight on one side ap parently pnovod too much, and the Eiast land began to list badly. "We worked frantically at the pumP to try to bring It back.V. Eye-wltnesaes Informed the police that there was a mas in the launch operating a moving picture camera, and that this attracted the attention of passengers on the Eastland, who rushed to one aide of the boat' Shortly after i p. m. the temporary Tied Cross station at Reid, Murdoch & Co. was filled tf capacity with bodies, the total there being estimated at tfoO. The Becond Begimcnt armory at Washington and Curtis streets was then thrown open as a morgue, and It was announced that If necessary the coliseum on South Wa bash avenue would also be used. A baby less than 1 year old was taken alive from the hull of the boat by res cuer at S o'clock this morning. Specta tors on the Clark street bridge cheered as the Infant was raised from tho steam er's hoi. It was said the child would live. All Bodlee Above Water Line Ool, At i:ft p. m. Dr. M. K. Little of the Red Cross service announced that all the bodies above the water line and within easy reaching distance had been brought out and that divers were uwarohlng the wreckage and staterooms on the side of the vessel nearest the bottom. The Bed Cross station, which for a time was used as an emergency hos pital, now has been turned Into a morgua and attempts to revive those brought out practically were abandoned. The work of rescue went on with mo notonous precision. Eight divers equipped with underwater suits and helmets searched the holds of the vessel, aided by a doien or more volunteer swimmers, who. clad In bathing suits or tripped to their underwear, dived, time after time Into the murky water. As quickly as a body was located It was seised with grappling hooks and brought to the surface. "There's one." would be the cry and usually this would be followed by the call "It's a woman." Hummer gowns and flswry torn to shreds, scratched faces and clenched hands were the rule. The rescuers for several hours suffered from the heat of the hull, caused by the furnaces of the boat. As fast as the bodies were brought out of the bull they were Said on stretchers and covered with blankets. A tug moored between the wreck and the dock formed a bridge. The stretcher bearers passed Ix twen two priests, one of whom gave sb- (Contlnued on Page Two, Column Three.)- The Weather For Omaha. Councilluffs and Vldn tty Unsettled, probably thoweia; not much chaiuce n temperature. Tcmperntnre at Oninhn Yesterday, Hour. Tern. liH &t 72 73 ; 74 :t 71 75 77 , 7 , 77 76 5 a. m... a. m... 7 a. nr.... ru. in... 't a. m... 10 a. in... 11 a. m... li m 1 m. to... I P m.,. 1 :. m... v. m... t p. m... p. m... 7 p. m... ComparatlTe Laval Rrari. J91 VM 1911 191 J nighest yesterday 78 w 7 Lowest yenlerlay 6s 7u 62 ii Moan temperature 74 no 71 ta Precipitation .. .. .03 .00 .01 Temperature and Precipitation depart ures from the no. rial at Omaha inc March 1. and compared with the lst tws ars: Normal temperature . T7 I.eftrl;ncy for tne day Total defUlncy since March 1 t ii Normal prvrtiutatton .14 Inch peftcteney fur tne day .14 Inch precipitation etnee March l....ll ii inches Iefk-leney alnc March 1 M tnon f wftcteaoy for cor. period, 114.. 1 7 Inches jflciancy for cor. period, una.. t.TO lnchea Unstable Going Down W?'oad of Western Electrical Company's Employees to Number of 1,500 Drown Without Chance CHICAGO, July 24. Loaded with 2,500 excursionists, employees of the Western. Electrical comaany and their familes, the steel steamer, Eastland, capsized at its dock in Chicago river todav. Six hours after x tho accident the police estimates were that l,iU(J men, women and children had perished. ,By some the number was placed even higher, but evidence to substantiate such figures was lacking. Scores who escaped drowning were hurt in the panic that marked the disaster. City, county, state and federal officials worked to learn the cause of the disaster to recover bodies of vic tims, trace missing persons and aid the injured. In this they were as sisted by every agency that the city could summon, hospitals, mercantile concerns, physicians, churches and organized charities lending their or ganizations or experience to the work. ' . Awful Panic on Deck. Panic of the worst kind struck the passengers when the boat began to turn' over. Best accounts o? witnesses said the steamer rolled slightly twice, then turned further, and that hundreds of .screaming, struggling men, women and children slid across the sloping decks, fought for room on the com panion ways and clutched at com panions, deck chairs, or any other ob ject that come to hand. Women and children by the hundreds were caught below decks and the scratched faces, torn clothing and bruised bodies of the dead bore mute evidence of the desperation with which they had fought for a chance for life. The whole tragedy occupied less than five minutes. Members o! the craw shouted warnings us the steamer first tilted and captain Pederaen . ordered lower deck ports opened and all pas sengers , ashore. There was. however, no chance for such a measure to suc ceed. Some seven thousand tickets had been distributed for the excursion and five steamers chartered by the company. The Eastland was ffrst,. to receive its quota, and when ts chartered capacity was reached, federal Inspectors ordered thaAvno more be taken aboard. The boat was docked on the south side of the river, and when ' the hundreds hurry ing to the boat were turned back from It triey streamed across the Clark street brldgo to the steamer Theodore 'Roose velt, which was to take the second load. Near Panic on Brldare, Screams of the Eastlanc victims halted this rush and the bridge was lammed with people until police, fearful that the structure would collapse, ordered it cleared. Every resource of the city was turned to the rescue work. Remembering the Iroquois theater disaster, mercantile con cerns In tho vicinity hurried motor trucks to the scene laden with blankets to warm the living or cover the dead. Pulmotors by the score were sent to the dock; phy sicians, police, firemen, government life savers and nurses were summond and all hospitals and morgues notified to pre pare for patients or corpues. The :eamer oated on Its side Into mid stream and tugs, rootorhoat and- other river craft swsnned about Jt. Firemen climbed on tbe hull, forced openings In the steel hull and through these searched the cabins for possible victims. City flreboats. police launches and life boats from nearby steamers In the river rushed to the rescue. A hole was cut through the side of the lower deck by Hfesavers and the bodies of six victims, five of whom were women, were soon taken out. Decks aad Cabins Crowded. It. P. Oadory. employed as a "candy butcher" on 'the steamer, was the first eye-witness to tell a detailed story of the accident. ."It was about 7:40 o'clock this morning and the boat, which had been chartered by the employes of the Western Electric company for an excursion to Michigan City, Ind., was lying at the dock near Clark Street bridge loading with passen gers." said Oadory. "We were to leave In twenty minutes and the upper deck and cabins were crowded with passengers. There were hundreds of women and children. I estimate that' there were be tween1 3.000 and 1.000 on the boat at the time of tho accident. I was standing on the lower deck near the gangplank watch. Ing t'.ie people come aboard. Suddenly I noticed the boat list toward the center of the river. It rolled slightly at first and then seemed to stop. Then It started to rt again. I became alarmed and shouted to the crowd to keep still. Apparently a majority of the passengers were on one side of the boat and this had overweighted It and caused It to list. Suddenly the hawsers which held tbe boat to the dock snapped and the officers polled the gang plank In and refused to allow any more om the boat Passeasrers rnnte-Strleken. "At this time everybody was pnnlc strlcken. Women screamed and men triad to quiet them. I attempted to reach an upper deck, but could not because of the crowd and excitement and ran back to the port where the gangay bad been. The boat then slowly drifted away from the dock, rolling as tt slipped into mid stream, and a moment later It tad turned Vessel Turns Turtle " had checked 679 bodies over on Its side. I climbed over on the tide of the boat and stayed there until I was taken off by life savers. Many of the passengers leaped into the water as the boat went over. Fcores of others were caught In the cabin and drowned. When the small boats began coming out to us I worked with other survivors In taking passengers out of the water and cutting holes In the cabins to remove the bodies." v Policeman Rescues Fifty. Policeman Henry Seiner, one of the first to go to the rescue, gave a vivid de scription of the accident. "I saw scores of men and women, many of them hold ing children, plunge Into the water. I Jumped Into a rowboat and pulled out to the drowning. I t,hlnk I got about fifty aahoro. Tho flreboats and tugs hurried to the scenes and picked up more than 100 people. "We grabbed thoae nearest us first. At one time I had four women In the boat with me. Others I aided by dragging them from the water onto the docks." Captain Harry Pederton. 67 years old, of Benton Harbor, Mich., who was In com mand of the boat, said: "I was on the bridge and was about ready to pull out when I noticed the boat begin to lurt. I shouted orders to open the inside doors nearest the dock an.l give the people ft chance to get oti Tbe boat continued to roll and shortly afterward the hawftere broke and tho j steamer turned over on Its side and was unmni wwBra un miaaie or the river. When It went o'ver I Jumped and held on to the upper side. It all happened In two minute. The cause is a mystery to me. I have sailed the lakes for twenty-five years and previous to that sailed on salt water twelve years and this Is the first serious accident I ever ha4. I du not know how it happened." I The steamer Theodore Roosevelt was j turned into a temporary morgue. Bodies vt women and children lined the cabin I waiting for identification. It was re ! ported that more than fifty bodies were aboard the Roosevelt at 9:15 o'clock. Boat Filled 'to Capacity. The steamer was filled to capacity and hundreds were turned to other boats, ac cording to S. O. Hall, one of trie Western Electric, plcknlckera. He estimated that T.000 tickets had been distributed to the employes and that more than z.SOO were crowded on the Eastland. "I got to the dork," sold Hall, "and was told to go to the other boats as the Eaatlaod was already too crowded. There were fifteen or twenty persons be hind tne and more coming fast "I was told that 7,000 ticket had been distributed among the company's em ployee and that there were to be six boatloads. The only boats I Rfeard were to be used however, were the Eastland and the Theodore Roosevelt "I had scarcely gone ten feet toward the Theodore Roosevelt when the East land began to list. Hundreds ran to the rail and many climbed over It aides' as It turned over. All were thrown Into the water." Boat Starts to Roll. Mr. Em met t O'Donnell of Berwyn, III., said: "The steamer was getting ready to leave and was crowded with sotourslon lata. The officers of the boat pushed the crowd back which was around the gang-plank In order to pull tt in. I think this Is what caused the boat to list to one side. It never stopped when It started to roll, and a few minutes later it was out In the middle of the river on Its side. I saw dosens of people drowned around me, but was unable to give assistance. By a great effort I waa able to climb on the upper side of the boat and managed to hold on until I was taken off by res cuers." Lysle Ooyatte, I6S Boutin Ayers ave nue, Chicago, said: "My wife and I bad Just entered the boat and were In the crowd on the main deck near the gangway. Then I heard some one shout, "Oet back,' and we were pushed over to one side. A moment later the boat started to list. We were all j psnlcatiicken and could do nothing. I j lifted my wife in my arms and crawled out of an opening on the upper side of the boat as It slowly went over." W. K. Oreer.ebaCm, manager of the In diana Transportation company. Who was in charge of the excursion, said: "We bad chartered five steamers for the excursion of the Western Electric company's employes to Mlchlgtn" City, Ind., today. We had tne steamers East land, Petroskey, Theodore Roosevelt, Ra cine and Maywood. Inspectors t'enat Pnaenirera. "The Kastlnnd was the flrt hint to load and the docks were crov.':d wlt'-j passt risers who were to ba t .kci m the other boats near by. One I'nUiJ s.nej steamboat Inspector and two iLtkl. tn' watched the Eaatlaod load. They stood at the gang-plank and counted the pah sengers as they went aboard. Their re port shows there were 1600 passengers on the Eastland, it fall capacity un4er -.A as recovered, and best the Vnlted States steam boat regulations. I have no Idea how the accident oc curred." The steamer Eastland was built In 19ns and owned by the Eastland Navigation company of Cleveland, O. It was MS feet long. St feet wide and had a draft of 23 feet, with a net tonnage of 1.21s. It was brought to Chicago In 1904 and was used In the excursion business to South Haven, Mich., for several years. Later It was taken to Cleveland, O.. and plaoed In the excursion service there. This spring the boat was remodeled. It was then brought to Chicago and put on the run to Bt. Joseph, Mloh. It had a steel hull and was known as one of the fastest excursion boats on the great lakes. It had a speed of twen ty-one miles an hour. Inillnr Disaster Averted. The Eastland nearly met with a similar accident eight years ago when In com mission between Chicago kod South Haven, Mich. The boat, crowded with passengers; listed badly In the South Haven harbor when the water ballast was being taken aboard. Officers of the ship drove the passengers to the other Bids of the vessel and probably averted a repetition of today's disaster. . Joha.-Aorey, a Western Bleotrio com pany employe, was one of the resoued. "I was on the upper dock," said Moray, "when the boat began to list I thought the boat was recking at first, then I kept turning on one side. I caught hold of the rail and held on as the boat want over on Its side. "A loose chair swung around and struck me on the forhead. Something else hit me, I don't know what It was, but I man aged, to keep my hold on the rail until I was helped to land. "There were more than 600 on my side of the boat at the time and many of them must have been drowned." Scenes' similar to those that followed the Iroquois theater disaster east gloom over the city along South Water street, Chicago's great produce center. Commis sion firms practically suspended business and threw open the doors of their, estab lishments aa temporary morgues and hos pitals. AH the big downtown department stores hurried truckloads of blankets to cover the dead and drenched women and chil dren who were huddled In shivering groups. N wspaper men were denied permission to go aboard the Roosevelt and police men guarded Its gangways. They declined to say how many bodies Were aboard the ship, but row s of corpses could be seen on the decks. Frantic efforts were being made to revive victims. A score of pul motors were brought Into use and when life was found to be extinct the bodies were carried to another part of the ship and placed In rows. All available employes of the city hall were sent to the scene by Commissioner of Public Works Moorehouse, acting mayor, to aaslvt In the work of checking up the names of all persons saved and the dead. Tugs In the service of the city were sent blocks below the soene to search for bodies which had drifted. . Orand Jury Investigation was forecasted when Walter K. Qreenebaum, general manager of the. Indiana Transportation company, which chartered the steamer Eastland for the outing waa summoned to the state's attorneys office end ques tioned by Ktnte's Attorney Huynn. Mr. Hoyne was at his home' when Informed of the- disaster. He immediately notified nla assistants lo make the inqul'- There were more than 200 doct.BTork lng over the victims in the temporary nospltals by 10 o'clock. Rev. Father J. K. Fielding and Father John OH earn were soon at the scene administering ths last rites. , "Nine girls and I were tn the state room having a little party of our own when, all of a sudden, we felt the boat going over,' said Miss Lottie Anderson, one of the survivors. "We all Ml Into a heap. The screams and shrieks of the women in other state rooms wt-re maddening. I fell Into the water and did not see my slater or any f the eight others after that." Joe Broiak related how he was saved from death because his coat caught on a nail. "I was with a party of four and they were aU drowned,' said Broiak. "My coat caught on a najl and when the boat went over, I was held above the water. If It had not been for the nail, I should now be at the bottom of the river, I suppose, with the others of my party." SU government Inspectors were work tnv on tho d ckwhen the Eastland HirtieJ over. Tliey we.r rn,rffn of l:.tpeetor It. II. !I 'Curry. "Two liisixh-toinwere sssigned to the Eajitland," MoCurry said, "to see that the boat was hot overcrowded. The ship had taken on all that It would hold and the two Inspectors had turned (Continued on Page Two, Column Two.) at Chicago Women and Children Partial List of the Known Dead KASPAH INLINE, Jr.. years old. HoY I'KTMU-oN, 4 years old. CAKtllJNW MAHY 1 KI A I LA, M. MRS. CARRIE 11TT A M IU.E, 17. E. W. SCMAftFWIl, 1. 1. O. SIJKCK. MARY O. McOTjTNN'. MR. MAHY KoMMKR. MIIM AMKRSV, it. Clce.ro, III. MRS JuSKl'H rH-HfirZ. 86. CHESTER rt. FOSTI.K. 24. FRANK FHHJF7.N, K MHS CI.AKA MII.IER, 2t. MICHAEL ROWKI.IjH, 64. EMIT. JENKK . EPWARH ARKO. JETHRow REPT Jr. Ixvr PCHROTH CARR1F AFFFI.n. ANNA MI'lMlLPM. ROMAN SI.OWINSKY. SO. JOSEPH H .ION KM. l Wll.l.HM SKOKMANN'. 2fv OLORUK V.. (-C)MUT. EMI L CLrtl' K. Cicero. 111. R. O. MrOINNI.EY. J MILLER MIP9 MARINA SCHtri.TZ. JOHN OLSON'. Wo M A N- V A S E NORSK t. MISS K. At I.KN T. HrLL'SJI. . J Pot.ETA. HARRY J "HNPON. ' MARET. SHAFFER. J. WASSKWtOSKI. WALTER PHAC.MCK. H RROCHl. IGNAT7. .' ACT ) ROW-SKI. PAI'LIN'E ZVTENKA. WILLIAM I JEGMAN. J. SCHIVTZ. MARIE E. OrNPERLOCK. FDWABM TIFMEIt. FLTNORF. OR WIS. THOMAS ROlVlNSON. JOHN 8ALWAS8ER. ROBERT DOLU 25. MISS MAROAHRT CHR18TIANSON. MARTY Jl'lXJE, 1 year. CATHERINE SIIFRIOAN, 21 years. MISS H. URESKOWIAK. M1SH NTT T.IK KASPAR. IT MFRPHY, 2rt. MIPS ROSE THOMAS. 2d Cloero. III. MEXICO CITY IS IN HANDS M INDIANS Two Hundred Beds of Zapata Forcei Are in Possession of the Capital. , '. ALL . BUSINESS HOUSES CLOSED MEXICO CITY, July 19. (By Cour ier to Vera Crut.) Tbe city Is In the hands of a band of 200 Indians. Zapata forces, In retreating, have torn up the railroad to Cuernavaca and Toluca. AU business houses and bakeshopa are closed and even the well-to-do find difficulty In buy ing food. The relief committee Is unable to help and the lack of food Is being keenly felt. There is no communication with the outside world, except by courier. This Is the latest word to come out of Mexico City, It was sent one day after Carranza forces evacuated the capital to meet an approaching Villa coldmn. Places of Business Give Shelter to the Survivors of Horror CHICAGO, July 24. Stores and whole sale houses In the vicinity temporarily housed the survivors and proffered roffee and sandwiches One hl concern turned lis ralesrnoma In South, Water street Into sn Information bureau and relief station. Here came relatives and friends tearfully seeking Information. Sal estnen jisaelnft among the crowd obtained names of thoee mlatlna and their relatives. Dr. J. B. Murphy. Dr. John T, Ooldrn sndVormer Health Commlstonor Evans, jomiiietit phyeklans, had charge of the medical relief station at the temporary stations. A 10-year-old alrl. Gene Toumahene, was weeping- for her two aunts, uncle and little cousin, who were miiuilr.n. She j alone of that party was rescued, an far ! aa known. Frank Hefle, It years old, mss cry In ft.. "I'm waiting for my mama," aald he. Hefle had been at home when InftMTned of the accident to the Eastland, on which ' his father, Frank Hefle, sr.. Ma mother and two sisters, Josephine, 12, and Katharine, 1C. were passengers. AU four were among- the missing. Tornado Wrecks Buildings at Boone ROONE. Ia.. July M-tpelel Tel ! gram.) A tornado passed through Boone county tonlKht, doing thousands vt dot- i lars damage. UuiMLnns were unroofed. I elevators blown over, silos and trees bild ' low. The roof of the Boone Uas company boiler house was torn off, carried through the air, and dropped on top of the bta gas holder. Men there sustained' minor I Injuries. , Barnum A Bailey's circus here, escaped I without serious damage, but big crowds I of wople held In open lots until fury j of the wind passed. j Hrbrarlnar Peuled. I PIERRE, fi. I.. July 21 fPlec1al Tele- gram.) The supreme court today denied 1 a motion for r hearing In the -raso ot the state against the Kullerton luinli-r I company. In wtiirh tho Kullerton and j other lumber companies and their ssents j were convicted on charges of violation 1 of the antl-dlsnrlinlnatory law In selling lumber oheaper at competitive towns than they did st non-eompetltlvs. Dock, MRS CUARA ORLIN8K& WALTER KHOINH'K, PATRICK O HK11X.Y. C. S. PlElU fc). MRS. IDA JOHNSON. MAROARET SWAN SON. 1ft, MISS ANNA VKR1LA, 20 years, Cicero, OTTO ,M RES. H C. WALLER, Oak Park. OEOROK IIOKOWSKE, MARTHA POZEKY or Cloero, III. MISS CARRIE HANSON. 20, MISS I.I I. ME NEUMANN. M. MISS ANNA PE8CH, !L MIS ANNA PK.iCH, XL MRS. HARRY HIM MISS MARYE RIEOI., 21. MISS MART McluA REN, 22. CARRIE 11. IAFULO. R JOHNSON. MRS. MARTHA HOFFMAN. 22. MltS. ALRI0RT UNPERISH, 20. MlfcS. JOHN SCHWARTZ. H A. HAH E 10, MARY COO I' Kit! , CHARLES III CK, 21. ' JAMES NOVOTNY, 24. F. A. OOFFERMAN, 28 years. EIWAm H. OARNER. CHARLES PETBKWON, Jr.. 11 years. MHS, MINNIE ROHK, 45 years. M IHS CON A OSTERSOTT. 22 years. Civile. III. IIOSFJ MOOLET. 1IA ZtlHEXKEia FRED JOHN EHRART. 23 years. MISS ANNA RRENNAN, 21 years. ARNOLD MARTIN ORKEN, 65 years. LEWIS H. JOIIN1STON. THOMAS ROSE. Jtl.lA HCHNOLU M I LI T F SOHNOU H SINDLER. MISS Jl'MA JORSKA. 17 years. MARTIN Qt'WAR, 2J years. FRANES NOVAK. 19 years. MAMIE JT'NOWITH. 17 year. MAMIE- JUKOWITIl, IT years, Cloero, III. EMI HTRCK. MHS. IDA JENWON. WALTER RAHANIK. I.OIMSM THEM WILLIAM FEN LION, Morton Park. WILSON WILL PLAN NATIONALDEFENSE President Will Confer with Garrison and Daniels on Comprehensive Scheme to Enlarge It. SLIGHT iron AT EXT2.A SESSION WASHINGTON. July t4. Formal announcement was made at the White House today that President Wilson on his return to Washington will confer with Secretaries Garrison and Daniels on a program for na tional defense. The president has written to the beads of the War and Nary departments for1 reports on the subject, pointing out the necessity for working out plans for Increasing the efficiency of the military arms of the government. The White House statement follows: "The president has been considering every phase of the matter of national defense and Intends Immediately on his return to Washington to confer with the secrets ry of war and secretary of the navy, . his purpose being to procure In formation on which he can formulate a cane, reasonable and practical program of national defense. 'Although nothing was stated officially concerning the purpose of the govern ment. It was hinted officially that .with the dlspatrsa of ths emphatlo note to Germany, the president had decided to hasten the reports and recommendations being prepored by the War and Navy de partments for the regular session of con gress, so that all necessary Information might be available If lmergency arose. As yet there are no Intimations that the president has fined any definite time, for submitting the program of national defense to congress, but his purpose Is said to be to map out comprehensive plana so that no time will be lost should he decide to call a special session. Two Cities Searching For a Missing Child MASON CITY. Ia.. July 24. (Special Telegram.) A battalion from the Second reiflnvnt today Joined In the search for mlsrlng Haby Goldthorpe, lost, stolen ' or drowned. All fneorlao are being i thoroughly Investigated. The parents bold to the theory that the child was kidnaped. A half hour before the dis appearance of the child an auo stopped In front of the residence. Others believe the ohlld was killed by ereoklea driver and the body carried away. Two cities are Joining In the search. Chicago Mayor Now On Way Back Home BAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July it- Will iam Hale Thompson, mayor of Chicago and his party, about eighty In all, will leave on a special train late tonight for Chicago, foregoing the Chicago day cele bration Tuesday at the Panama-Paolflo expoeltlon, which brought them here. Identity ( lajared Maa. PIERim 8. P., July ti. Special Tele gram.) The1 second man In a cutting af fray here yesterday, who vu captured last evening and taken to the hospital with a bad cut on one of his legs and a broken atikU n-lili-h. he received when he j'tniped from the car In which the flnt occurred, today gives his name as Em 11 Johnson and 14s home In Minneapolis. John Rosa of Benson. Minn., who was moat seriously slashed. Is yet tn a crit ical condition at tne hospital. HOLIDAY ENDS IN A DISASTER FOR MULTITUDES Excursion Ship Eastland Bolls Over and More Than Thousand Die Few Peet from Land ia 700 BODIES ABE REMOVED Several Taken Oat Alive from Cabin of Ship After it Had Lain on Side for Hours. BOAT FAULTY IN ITS DESIGN niLLKTlN. CH1CAOO, July 21 Coroner noffnian st 8 o'clock tonight ewtU matM the number of bodies to be taken to the Hefond Ilcgiment ar mory at l.ROO. Of these he said 800 had alreawly reached the armory from morgues and other places where they were first taken. CHICAGO, July 24.More than 1,000 persons, possibly 1,300, laost of them women and children, were drowned today within a few feet of land by the capsizing of the steel steamer Eastland, as It was about to leave its wharf In the Chicago river with 2,(00 relatives and friends of employes of the Western Electric company, for an excursion across Lake Michigan. The ship rolled on Its side Id twenty-five feet of water within five minutes after It began to list. Coroner Spring tonight declared that l.Sno persons were killed, wtUle other estimates ran as high as 1.000, but these did not agree with ths statement that not mors than 1.600 passengers were on board the vessel. During ths day more than TOO bodies were taken from ths river and the hull of the over-turned steamer, whose sides were cut span with gas flames to admit divers. " Taken Oat Alive. ' Several persons were taken alive from ths cabins In the ship after It had lain on Its aide In ths river for four hours, but ths SuO other persons said to be In the hulk are all dead. Under the glare of searchlights to night, scores of men worked In the hull of the vessel to remove the bodies. Ths steamer lay on ths bottom of the river, one-half of It protruding from the river. The oause of ths capslilng had not been determined tonight, but federal city and state officers were conducting Investiga tions to determine whether the ship was topheavy from faulty ' designing, was improperly ballasted, or waa poorly handled In warping from the wharf. Faalty la Desla-a. Marine achltects assertsd that the East land waa faulty In design, that the top deck had been removed, because of tho tendeucy of the ship to list and alas) pointed to the possibility tuat ttiu 1,1114 had been unevenly, or Insufficiently bal lasted. The Eastland used water ballast, so that It could pump out some on en tering shallow lake harbors, and Inves tigators are working on a theory that the ballast tanks were not filled and ths rushing of passengers on ons side of ths decks, causing It to roll over. Under misty skies, 7.000 men, women and children went to the river wharf early today to fill five large lake steam ers with holiday mirth In a trip to Mich igan City. The steamer Eastland, brought to Chicago from Lake Erie, after an un satisfactory career, was the first to be loaded. Rain began to fall aa the wharf super intendent lifted the gang plank from ths Eaatland, declaring that the government limit at X600 had been reached. White dreases peeped from raincoats alongr the shore rails, as those aboard waved good bye to friends on shore waltlns; to board the other vessels. Does TVot Balft, Then the passengers swarmed to the left side of the ship, as tha other steam ers drew up the river towards the wharf. A tug- Was hitched to the Eastland, ropes were ordered cast off and the engines began to hum. The Eastland t had not budged, however. Instead, the heavily laden ship wavered side-ways, leaning first towards ths river bank. Ths lurch was so startling that many passengers joined the large con course on ths other aids of the decks. The ship then keeled back. It turned (Continued oa Page Two, Column Four.) The Day's War News FROM ALL BIDES ezoept the east Tcatoale ' armies are eoatlaalasr tbelr concerted preesare aa War sew, th fate at which still haasra la tha balaaea. . Direct aaaaalta spsn tha fortress protecting; the city arc weakening? tha defeases, tha Ocraaaas elaJaa, They stvc ha mm ring aspaalally heur apes I vaaarevo. GERMAN CAMPAIGN tn Cwrlaa 4 ta admittedly progrreaalasj favarasly to the Invaders. THERE IS HARD FIGHTING alonff the BasT near tha Uallclaa herder. Both Aastrlnns and Germane de clare tha reealtn so far nrv aatls factory. Petrosrnd reports ladl. rate a desperate reslstaae hy the Rasslaas. TUB HEW AMERICAN NOTE to Germany waa not pahllahrd In tha Berlla asrslsg newspapers aael tha tread of German oplalan ra g-ardtnar It ta mnraTcaJed.