Waler Maj. Canoe accident 1908
CANOE UPSET And Oliver Bitter Wa Drowned, While Hi Chum, Walter Ma-joewsky, Ma-joewsky, Ma-joewsky, Wa Saved. A pleasure trip which two young Ml. Auburn nun look In a csnoe yesterday afternoon on the Ohio River ended In th drowning of on of them Oliver Bitter, 18, of tit Superior atreet, Mt. Auburn. His chum, Walter Majoewsky, of 123 Saunders street, clung tq tha canoe and hla Ufa wa aaved. " Tha boy owned th canoe. In which they were wont to spend their spar Urn In trips on the river. They kept the csnoe at a boathouae on th river near th Six' En-gin En-gin En-gin Houaa. Yesterday being a holiday they went out for an afternoon on the river. They paddled out to catch the swells of a steamboat, and the canoe waa cap-Ised. cap-Ised. cap-Ised. Bitter struggled In th water tor several minutes, but as he could not swim and could not reach the csnoe, which was drifting down stream, l finally sank and did not appear again. Majoawaky at flrat tried to reach his friend, and then became exhauated himself and barely reached the canoa. Ha clung to tha boat until It drifted Into shallow water) when h wm to shore nd notified the police. Th drowned lad was ID years old and lived with hi parent at 224 Superior street. Hewks a" clerk In Todd' brokerage office at tit Walnut street, and was quite well known on Mt Auburn. He and Majoewsky were neighbors and had been friends from childhood. Ths body wa not recovered yesterday.