Leadership

Four Attaches of Toledo Waterworks Drown.

Issue 11 and Volume 50.

Four Attaches of Toledo Waterworks Drown. Seven city officials of Toledo, O., and employes were drowned early on the morning of September 2, when their launch, a 35-foot craft, was rammed by the barge Philip Minch. The drowned are: Harry Batch, city councilman; James Wisler, superintendent of the waterworks;Thomas Purcell, master mechanic at the waterworks plant; Fred Shane, secretary of Service Director Cowell; William Blatt, waterworks inspector; William Carroll, doorkeeper at waterworks, and Rudolph Yunker. The bodies have not been recovered. The party of eight men left a dock at midnight for Kelley’s Island, in Lake Erie, to spend their time fishing until Monday night. They had proceeded out into Maumee hay, near its mouth. Seven of the party were above on the forward deck. What they were doing will never be told. Michael Mayer, the engineer, who was below looking after the gasoline engine, was the only one of…

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