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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma THE AHA WEEKLY NEWS VOLUME XXXIV JURY ACQUITS 0. U. STUDENT OF DEATH OF CAMPUS DEAUTY Verdict Late Saturday Afternoon Brings End To Sensational Case Which Had Numerous Dramatic Situations TOUCHING SCENE FOLLOWS VERDICT Myers Testified During Trial He Was Innocent! Of Part In Attempt To Prevent Sweet- heart Becoming Mother NOKMAN. Okla.. Sept. Ncal Myers. Univer sity of Oklahoma pharmacy student, was acquitted by a dis- j trict court jury here late this afternoon of a charge of murder in the abortion death of Marian Mills, his campus beauty sweet heart. Myers bowed his head and tears came into his eyes as the verdict was read. He was shaken visibly. His parents. Dr. and Mrs. P. B. Myers of El Reno, who have been at Neal's side constantly during the trial, rushed to j their son and threw their arms about him. sobbing audibly. District Judge Tom Pace had warned the spectators in the crowded courtroom that there must be no demonstration, but despite his orders, many of crowd cheered. JudKc Pace orde.- ed the court bailiff to take names of the demonstrators. Tin- Jury returned tin- verdict nt I'', ni. aft IT deliberating Mnce about p. m. today. A tense silence nettled upon the crowd, many of university Hliidenlx. as the Jury announced It liad readied a verdict and III- ed In. As Merle Long, court clerk, opened tin; envelope and read the verdict of Myers' liead dropped forward. i Itrllirn 'l'i> SclHMil Myers had told his friends that; If he wen acquitted of the girl's death, again would return to university this fall. Uisj fraternity brothers have ottered him old Job hi a fraternity kitchen where he was working Ms way through college when In- met .Marian, pn-lty daughter of a university piofi'hMir. Myers leslllled yesterday thai; lie was Innocent of participating In any attempt to prevent .Mills from a mother, an was char-ed by the stale and wild that he had loved the girl and had attempted many times to persuade her to marry him. The lifiisalliinal case went t'> tins Jurymen at p. in., but actual deliberations started about ,-ia hour later after lunch. ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, ME NUMBER 24 TWO KILLED IN Rhode Island Troops Repel Rioters After Night of Tur- moil and Disorder MORE TROUBLE LOOMS i Troops Guard Mills in Several Other States; Gorman Ap- peals to President SAVLKSVILLR. It. I.. Sept. 12. following Ihe .shooting of two civilians hero to- day, one of whom is believed to .be near death, a crowd of rushed tin: troops guarding the tlie two others who wcru believed ed statewide allentloi The I verdict came In lato Saturday shoollnK resulted Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Paige of Oklahoma City Victims Of Accident MOTQRCW AUTO Tragedy Occurs at Crossing of S. H. 19 and O. C. A. A. Railroad M'rmii TnrxilHT'" Hull; I Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Paige. 7071 W. Thirtieth. Oklahoma City, wore killed Monday afternoon when their automobile struck by a railroad motor car of thol O. C. A. and A. railway Just cast! of Stonewall. Mr. Paige was killed Instantly, when the automobile was hurled Into the ditch, and wife died soon afterward while bolus rush-" ed to Ada by ambulance from scene of the tragedy. Great Marino Disasters NEW YOriK, Sept. Tlio burning of tbo Morro Castle Is the second major shipping disaster off this east- ern const of thi) United Status In the past 80 years. The Vestrls foundered In a storm off the Virginia Capes on November 12. with the loss of 110 lives. Greater disasters have oc- cured on Inland waters. The excursion steamer General Slo- cum burned In the East River, New York, In 1SS4. with the loss ot lives and the ex- cursion steamer Eastland cap- sized In the Chicago Illver with the loss of 812 persons 11 years later. In 1805 ii boiler explosion destroyed tho steamboat Sul- tana, killing approximately 1.- 700 on the Mississippi near Memphis. 'Most of the victims were exchanged union prison- ers. MORE THAN HUNDRED YES LOST ON WARD .INER MORRO CASTLE L Many Passengers and Members of Crew Trapped by Rapid Spread Of Flames PANIC SEIZES SOME PASSENGERS Origin of Fire Shrouded in Mystery; Other Ships Respond To S. O. S. Call I NEW YORK. Sept. (AP) The Wnrd liner Morro j Castle, piercing heavy fog and terrific sens inbound to New York 1 from Havana, wns swept by fire today off the Jersey const 'with 133 to 171 of her 558 passengers and crew cither deud ternoon. 'when the crowd of rushed! I the troops and atoned them, drlv- Wide Range of Misconduc Revealed in List'of Cases Still Pending Ing the guardsmen behind the barbed wire barricade surround- ing the Sayles plant property. Several guards equipped with guns covered the rp- companlons Into tho and were successful In [to the prospective dispersing the mob temporarily, j Tupelo. The motor car Is said to have SAYLKSVILLE, It. I.. Sept. 12. ,stnlck nutontoblle near the front of the latter. Head Injuries proved Instantly fatal to Paige, who sustained also' a Pnlge's right' Several gnu P i nausea gas gu P treat of their i L barricade, and vides Penalty When Person Has No Claim i to have been critically wounded by Rhode Island na- tional guardsmen on strike duty at the Sayles Finishing company here as a crowd of nearly R Committee Told DuPonts' War Sales Far Above Billion Dollars WASHINGTON. Sept. 12.--i.Vl Testimony that the war depart- ment dl.'CoiiHiincd the sale of sur- plus stocks of imii'lUuiis In April of because of tin- need of "military training for the unem- ployed" was given today to Ihe senate munitions committee. Committee members did not ask the meaning of the phrase. It was Injected Into testimony, I by a loiter from an official of tho( ICurtlss-Wilght K.xport corpora- tion to one of his agents. Other officials of tin- concern i 'already had testified that the cum Almost the entire gamut ofj human evil and crime Is covered; in the range of offenses listed strike sympathizers In (i huge demurrer, arraignment I rushed the stale troops, and dismissal docket let by Ills u waa nrMt time the state irlct Judge J. F. McKeel mllltla has llred on a crowd .Monday. September 17. 'New England during Greed, vlclonsnoss In Its must sordid forms, anger, selfishness.! Those wounded were William' dishonesty In various manlfesta-. mackwood of Pawtucket, shot In tloiis, cruelly, are reflected In thi'lthe head; and Charles Gorsey. 18. document. I Central Falls, shot In the abdo- There are about "fill of thes-, Jtolh were takon to Notre criminal cases, representing all. Dame hospital here where doctors filed since statehood in tin- coiin-JKald a preliminary examination in- ty that are as far as tho records dicated their condition was crlt- shmv, still pending or for some: reason undisposed of. 1 Cnnul Scanning of tin- docket revii'sj The si.....ting occurred when the names and Klnoe crowd made a rush for Ifi-iin- passod from the mind 01' the tlonal guardsmen In the Mosbaa- average citizen and remaining I suck cemetery, for three days the vivid only to those who were (II or missing. Dozens of bodies were washed nshorc or were floating the Atlantic below Sandy Hook. The bodies of the accident vie- Statute Invoked Here That Pro-! A Nationnl Guard checkup placed the number of bodies in us were taken toilay to UKI.-- n i r t j New Jersey nt 171. but other reports of the number of rescued indicated the death list was lower. Hospitals, home-) nnd const guard stations in Jersey towns for survivors brought ashore by life boots or reacue ships. A special trainload of the rescued, many seriously ill from ex-! exposure and exhaustion, sped toward New York hospitals. A blazing wreck from bow to stern, the luxurious liner early tonight was in the tow of the coast guard cutter Tampa, seeking to reach New York bay. tlms were taken today homa City for burial. Accounts differed on the direc- tion In which the Paige cor was traveling, some stories being to the effect that It was golnR east on State Highway on I'1'.- way oil area near Section 2177. of Compiled; Statutes of Oklahoma for has been Invoked by Hie co'Jniy attorney's office to prevent any spread of the practice of "clou-l- ing titles" In K.is area for the trading a r.r.ttlcnioni from Hie In completing parties legitimate deal. Under that law any pcjrsm who il volved Is guilty of a mls'.leinex a leg fracture. Mrs. was broken, her left arm j !U) (nttrnmont or dood on injured and fatal head Injuries tending to hlnde- or in- j received. I terfere with a trade and hiving I Paige, who apparently was no on properly ln- about .15 years old, wns an oil tho current "roker. He formerly lived the cumin )n TexaSi A brother, II. Paige, resides ;n Kansas City and Mrs. Paige's mother. Mrs. Canterbury, lives In Fort Worth, Texas. a fine m ot ono day to u ftT LIBERT? ON ssible Three sentences were po under the murder charge tho death penalty, life Imprisonment and acuuitlal. The state did not specifically ask the death penal- ty. however. The lU-year-oid co-ed. ter of a university professor, died July 10 In the duplex apartment pany frenuenlly sought quotations government surplus war mate-1 perjury Is for sab- abroad but that alljary in. such sales were subject to appro-1 record was, val by tin- slate department. The committee already had onnrclcd wllli them. Hack To I DON first case listed Is thu "co- led after statehood. Tin- name has been lost, the charge Is and was tiled on The lust entiv on j Warning Indicted and bench then, as warrant lili-d." In many of tin scene of violent clashes between police or troopers guarding Ihe plant and strike sympathizers. The guardsmen ordered thu crowd back, but It continued to Hmlnary advance. They hurled gas bombs. but still the crowd came on. shots were llred and the crowd continued to j advance, the guardsmen llred into cases, court Hie oncoming throng. ll-'rnni nverett Mayfteld, charged wit I murder In the death of C. I- Laniar near Ilehee on August 11. was released Monday from CIIK lody under bond of No date ,has been set for anil subject to and a sentence year In prla'.n. As explained nt the office of the county i.ttorney toilay, some; Individuals have been in take options on land owned by a' man not fuaiillar wltii tin; law. After thi! option, usually a short one .ixplrcs. the owner may be rc.vly to compete a c.ile to Home oilier buyer when the man who held tin- expired option hears of It pud Hies .111 Instru- ment'claiming to hold a right to the land or n part of It. Then ,thv other bring Impatient to complelr- tho deal, he offers to withdraw his ull-ged claim" If tiiey will aettly with Supreme Court Disposes of Long Litigation of Banks Over Distribution vol was struck on list.-ned to Icstlmimv that war pi-j officials say, tin-re Is little doubt i Om: guardsman lids had todi-inonstrateibut that final disposition head and apparently knocked planes for the company In foreign made by the courts bu' In -Minn- 'countries and that an unsuccessful .way never recorded or ..ilsplac-d. daiigh- 'effort had been made to have a! Tin- demands of .justice have battleship take airplanes to South never been fully answered. for demonstrations to in these cases as In the many in which i which no hope is hold of L- principals or wltnocso. of Hazel lirown. cook last year counteract sales efforts In In Neat's fraternity house. 'the Italian, liritisb and French howed sin Kvldence had gone there to take a ipiack remedy in an effort In prevent motherhood. The stat intended further :hat died of shock n-sultlng an attempted criminal operation. Young .Myers, who testified he lleil after 'bis sweetheart died III his arms because be feared 'd s- grace" for his family, declared In- bad noMilns to do with the girl s attempt to balk maternity. Instead, be Insisted, he opposed the idea and tried riVeatedly tn marry her. but she refused. lie surrendered after a weeks' lllu.it to face the mUi'd-i char-e. Now, If he Is freed, no Intends to r.-enter the university The actions of Mrs. I'.rown the death scene were brought lo tlie trial repeat-illy. alth.MI-.i she deiil.il she aided any attempt at abortion, and declared lowed the -Irl to COIUP buns.' only because she n't put her out." Myers, however, te the cook was alone In with tlie girl shortly died, and that she emerged. frightened, aave Mm told him run away himself from disgrace. I'n pictured as co- governments were operating. Ircnee. l.ammnt. Pierre and IV- Pont were to he heard dur- ing the afternoon. McKeel Is disposition the record. anxious to of The 1 II-SP office down by a thrown rock. He had to be helped from the scene and given first aid. Immediately upon receiving word of renewed rioting In Sayles- vllle. where scores of persons have been gassed, Injured or hearing in for n p.und sum case, pending the nut- kind of offer, come of the wounds received by I Crawford, Lamar's son. Hill Lainar. on thr.tnrncy same occasion. Tin- younger iJi- mar Is at a local hospital dan- gerously wounded. It was explained by .county officials that because of the pas- sage of time since the filing of murder charges, Mnyfleld could.................. demand a preliminary hearing are brought to the attention OKLAHOMA CITY. Kepi. 11 (if bunk', against the defunct state bank deposit guar- anty fund should be paid In full with Interest In their numerical order and Ihe fund should not he liquidated on a prorata hasls. 1 This ruling was made today by j tin- slate supreme court on ap- peal of the Security Hank and, Trust Co. of Miami, and a dozen j Inquiry Onleivil WASHINGTON. Sept. Secretary lloper of tin- coinnu'nv deifartiueiit today ordered U. N. Hoover, assistant chief of tho bureau of navigation and steam- boat Inspection, go to New York at once and personally c.m- duct an Investigation Into the burning of the Morro Castle. The action was taken after the secretary had received all avail- able Information from the Hci-ne. "hi order to deal with the sltu- 'iillon expedltlouwly and t'l meet every responsibility of the -I'1- piirtinent" wild the secretary In n brief slnt'Miient, "I have Instruc- ted N. Hoover, assistant -II- rector of tin? bureau of naviga- tion nnd steamboat Inspection to 1 proceed to New York." The secretary expressed the rn- U "rr''ctH rmmlv 'i ..'.dln-cllv approximately HIM) slate ll111' which had Interveii hat a iMllull.iiiH which had today, will be tnun to be an in.llcatlon -hat such a M' Mllun.ins person has no real claim nor In- lontlon to go to the courts if I necessary to protect hli 'rights. One arrest has already b.-i n p.vei.scd the that of said that wounded by gflnshot In recent LEGION ICTUS at in- she al- to her "could- stilled that a bedroom before she county attorney will co- lo di'termino stall- lias anv conviction court of III) npi'i-ali. by helping In what rases tin- ohaiioi- of securing a or of bringing before III rnoiiL'h rvldeno" for rail' days, (Jreen '1 ueodoro Francis Issued a proclamation or- Hnte Muxeil to ind save NOKMAN. Sept. s and mothers i-vi-iv- wln-re" wi-re bliiined by a defense iiltornoy at tin- Myoi> inur- trial today for conditions: such as those ill which Marian Mills. Ill-year-old I'nlverslty Oklahoma beauty qn.-en. died. you twelve in-n want know whore the blame is in HiN doiiianded J. A. P.lnohaM. iittorney and neighbor of the 21- year-old studi-nt defendant. "I'll toll you. It's with MS griiwn-nps. It's with fa I hep. a'nd molhers "Wo don't talk to our children about those things. Wo rein boys and girls and we never toll them tho fundamentals of Wo just hope and pray that somehow they'll muddle thnnuh. "Society, says the slate culor. has boon outraged. This Is a very product of the of society." Rlnohart also flayed the for Irving to si .id a "schoolboy" to for New officers were installed Hie regular meting of the Ii Li-glon post Tuesday nlulit. Noe. county treasurer vore witnesses or defendants, cut down the number that can be tried, so that motions to dis- miss the others ;-.re to be and the record satisfied. For Ihe more recent ca.s.-s which evidence, witnesses i'lid de. fi'inlants are still available, tin courl can set the cases over on a docket for later attention. i The crimes listed In tin- very 'human docket cover practically i every rat-gory of lawliri-altlng. 1 from murder to chicken sle-iling. 1 child desertion to assault with Intent to kill, hurglarv. false i tense, arson, harboring a crlmlo- :al. using obscene language, offer- ing to bribe an officer, maintain- ing a gambling nuisance. I while drunk and others. i ____.____ fc doting all persons in tho vicinity of the Saylos Finishing plants to disperse at once and go peaceably to their homes. It was pointed out that the proclamation was not a declara- tion of martial law, but Is- release on bond. lot the county The slaying occurred at Ma.'-1 field's homo near Ilebee on the, (.veiling of August 11 after May-1 field and another son of the slnln man. John Lainar. had bad a fist fight earlier In the day. attorney. sued to relieve national guards- men of any civil responsibility for damages to life or properly Hint might hir caused In tne perform- ance of their duties. Orange, Calif. Wbllle Grant r.nddlcksen slept III his automo- bile thieves stole III cash from his pockets, both bumpers from his automobile, a spare tire and a wheel, horn, radiator cap, coat, sweater, set of tools, and a ti'1 clasp. _________ GOURD, on by the other hanks In the suit, the district court withhold a sufficient i amount to make full payment lo i tho appellants In event of a re- tribntod the roninln- f I'ritin M, Johnston, aged H2, this morning at the family In Ada. Funeral services will be con- ducted tomorrow (Thiirsdayi at p. m. from the Freewill church in the southwest part of tne dty, J. W. Itagland officiating! I Deceased Time For Seed Loan Requests Closes Oct. 15 survived by hl.i wife, seven daughters nnd IW" I sons as follows: Mrs. Ida Mc- Klnnov, Clinton; Mrs. I'earl Mr-.. Jo.-lo Oin Miller, Francis, Mrs. Clomnil' Pauls Valley; I.ela Clement, Asher; Mrs. I Pitch. Oakland. Cal.. Mrs. WASHINGTON. Sept. S i r.itton of this year's crop prior to September 1 was Heed, Ada. Mrs. I.. Myrtle Cloud, ohnslo Johnston of running hales 8 (I u. 1 (i bales vc-ir tw-o M.-irs. In drouth area will have until October 15 tn! make application for loans the purchase of winter seed such and as wheat, barley, rye and Mini-: ago. lar crops. 1 Giniiings to Sop. 1 by states This information was released j (with comparative figures to the bv tho farm credit adinlnlstra- same dale In It- trans- same dale a y Him today. The closing date i follow nounced 'earlier was September Alabama. i in the opinion of the adminis- tration, after October 15 there should be no occasion for further loans for tne purchane of need for winter pasture. For that reason, those desiring half hales, compared with who CHOIR to this country ago .early days and aided In forming It Into the prosperous I region'it afterward became. Ho 'located In Ada In IflOO, the year tlio first railroad bulll through. In p.ir-iand wns for a number of years 'in business hero. He had lived in this section at an onrller date, having lived nt old McGoo. near the present site of Stratford, he- locating In Ada. Mr. Johnston was a good citi- zen and his Influence was always ago to make application for such feed loans mn'ernllv deith I October should 15. do on or before l.lftO. Arizona. Arkansas, (fi.ll'.li; Florida. li.VO'.i, (S.-llOi; Georgia, Loulslana, (47.- Mlsslsslppi 82.-IS2, (SI. Oklahoma. (8.GOI Carolina. Texas, sourl, all other stale i "..IM. S r, I South exerted order. on the side of law nnd Greater returns for the amount News Gianni fled Ada. I IMtlMAItV St'MMAIIY WASHINGTON, Sept. from yesterday's primaries show; Henry F. Ashurst and Gov. n. II. Mono.- In the lead for the democratic senatorial and gubernatorial nominations, r e s P ec 11 vely; Representative Isabella Green- way re-nomlnnted. Edwin C. Johnson ahead of Miss Jose- phine Roche In the race for the democratic gubernatorial nomination. Huey P. Long's candidates won in two congressional, and New Or- leans city contests. J. Lacy. Detroit attorney, heading Gov. William A. Comstock for tho democratic gubernatorial nom- ination. Frank A. I'lcard. dem- cratlc selection to oppose Sen- ator Arthur H. Vamlenberg. New Stiles Ilrldgos. republican, and'John L. Sullivan, democrat, chosen to run for governor tn Novem- ber. Vermont Senator Warren R. Austin, republican, nenonil- natod for the senate, to democratic selection, Urtid C. Martin. Washington Lewis Schwellenbach ahead of the democratic Hold for the sena- torial nomination; Rono Odlln far In the laed for tkc repub- lican nomination. South Carolina OUn D- Johnston nominated by demo- crats over Colo U Uluatie for governor. nomi- nated Representative Wilbur Adams for senate. law shortly after stiiti-ho'id, to guarantee deposits McALKSTEH. Sept. In state banks, the fund became Two convicted slayers today nhot defunct with repeal of the statute and kidnaped a state's prison In Seven years later, Hie at- guard and escaped. i lorney general, upon direction of Hughey Askew, the guard, was tlie governor, filed suit for IIiiul- shot in the neck and taken In the dallon In court here. At mall truck to a point MX that time the fund contained prison on High- j In cash; JMH.021 In liberty bonds, and other securities and frozen assets and doubtful notes amounting lo I'npald warrants against the guaranty fund totaled Tin- attorney estimated that left prison I miles west of the 'way 270, where the convicts him In the truck and seized an- other motorist whose nunio was j not known, driving away In his I car, The convicts, Danvll CluiHtaln and Hurt Popo, both xervlng long terms for murder In Jackson were being taken from the county, prison brick yard to thu office when both drew pistols. j Guard Askew was shot without warning and the truuty iruck driver was forced to drive on. Askew, who did not have a chance to use his own pistol, was not believed crltlenliy wounded. Prison authorities f.ald they did not know how the convicts ob- j tatncd the pistols. per cent of the cash and bonds already had been distrlhut- pro rat a lo non-appealing banks, I OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. government's cattle buy- ling program will be contlnmd. grot of tin- department over tlio catastrophe. j I'liplnln Demi 1 The master of the ship. Captain Robert Wlllmott, was dead. Ho died lust night, stricken with a heart attack on the bridge of Hie Ihe vessel he had commanded since It was commissioned as the pride of the line four years ago. i Ik-low, the shipload of ploasure- seekors, many bound for liniiio aflor a vacation cruise, enjoyed tho gaiety of the lust night out. Hy midnight, all was quiet. Then, In the low-hanslnc and dense fog of the early mornlnK storm, disaster came. Fire broke out In the Its origin was still a mystery, al- though some survivors raid light- ning struck the ship. In Havana, thorn wore reports dock workcrt on strike might have resorted In sabotage, but these were quickly denied. At a. m. IK. S. culm the (list word of horror: "S. O. S.! S. O. Caslle ullre mlleu liouth Scotland lightship." It was only n few miles to thr south, hut n year ago. that tho giant airship Akron, rldlna through a similar sturni. plunged Into the ocean. Once again, tlie ocean wan claiming Its own. Wireless stations, their opera- tors alert, waited with tenseness for further word. In a few sec- onds, tho Morro Castle's wireless crackled through the storm, re- peating the S. O. S. with this terse, ominous message: Fire Just outside- radio room Then there was no more, l-'lre Spi-eniN Quickly Forward and aft the library, the flames seared their way. Pas- sageways on the upper decks weru COOPERTOWN. N. Y.. Sep. 7. each other good j bye. Mrs. Eva Coo and Mrs.] Martha Cllft separated today, the former to be driven to Slug Sing lo awaP execution and latter to Imprisonment at Hertford Hills prison for woui'.'ii. Mrs. Coo wa.-t convicted ot '-hi- -murder ot Harry Wrlsht, ami Mrs. Cllft pleaded guilty Vi par- ticipation In tins Mrs. Coo. 17. ind Mrs. Clifl. 28, were both In t'-nrs. Two other friends of '.ho condemned Inn keemjr. Gladys S'.HMiiway Edna Hanover. also -.veelunK 'watched from tho second floor of the Jail. Mrs. Cllft. Gladys Shumwny and Edna Hniwer testified against Mrs. COP. Mrs. Coo also goodbye to Harry Nablnger. nor lovrr, who lalco testified againit her. -'1 despite Imiiroved pniitnres. Dr. quickly transformed Into Infernos. L. J. Allen, bun-ail of iinlmal, Members of the cruw. uulckly husbandry official, cald tod.iy. aroused, spread the alarm. They- There still is a shortage of feed, dashed about the deckh. bursting added I in cabin windows. PasHenRers Cattle now Is being bought In who had opened doors, only nivl all counties except Seiiilnnlo Lognn. Last week head were purchased. The total bought to date Is 252.207, and inen and farmers In the stale hare .been paid COOKSOrTHILLS RAIDED MPSKOGEK. Sept. Seven men, one of them a deputy i sheriff, faced federal liquor 'charges here today as the result of n raid through the Cooksoil Hills of Cherokee county yeslor- lay by federal operatives and county officers. They were Julius Porter, 50, Hoggs, n Cherokee county deimty: Will Drew; James Tailor; John to find themselves shut oft from pae- sageways, Jumped through tho windows. Decks soon wore, crowded. The flames rased at their worst on the port side. Only two lifu- boals could bo lowered. On the slarboard side, tho crow put six more boats overboard. To reach the lifeboat deck, pas- sengers had to fight through tho flames, to grope through tlio blinding smoke. Thu heavy weather forced the smoko down low over the ship us If a shroud; Some inombi-rs of the- crew said If all had been orderly on board. passengers would have been loss of life. Hut. lifeboat hands raid, many pcr- the flames to reach thu i a lecture. the boats known to havo (ContluueU oil Page 8, No. 2)
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