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MEDFORD, OREOON, 'ITKKIMV, APRIL 2'A. 1912?
CAUSED BY LACK OF MARINE GLASSE:
Lookout Asserts Tlint Hnt! Not White
Star Cumpnuy Flatly Refused His
Request, Tllnnic Mlnlit Still Do
Afloat Coultl Have Seen Dnnucr
GALLANT SHIP THAT RUSHED TO THE MB OF THE TIT1C
Inquiry Into Disaster Brlnns Forth
Graphic Stories From Survivors
No Effort to Rescue Swimmers.
WAHIIINOTOX. Apiil 23.- Sworn
leMluiuny Hint neglect on the iiut !
Ihti White Star company lo provide
marine glnHmm for tin! lookout on tint
Tituiiiu wan renpoiiHibhi for tint great-
I'M SOU d'lHIlMcr of HlOlllTII tltllCS WIIK
till) HCIIMltioil lIllH llfllTIKMIII of till
hearing being conducted y a mih
comiuitteo of tilt' I'nili'il Slates sen-
iitc into tliu ontaMrophe.
Frederick Fleet, who wiik lookout in
tin- cniisVnoM of tint Titanic when
the giant liner smashed into !ho Ice
berg wliivli destroyed her, made outli
tluit not a single lookout on tin- Ti
tiinio wax provided with marine
glasses mid declared Unit liail bin
request for such glasses in South
mnploii not hern relaxed Ihu Titanic
might yet ho the pride of the sens
mill bur liiimlri'ilH of passengers in
their lii'HH'K inMcnd of miiiIc in the
"I could easily have sighted the
iceberg with marine glasses in plenty
of time to have hail llm vessel ulcered
p out of thtt wujg," fjaiti Fleet, and gave
Hi detail llio' relniest ho made of the
White Slur lino in .Southampton for
the nianiie niduses. Although all oth
er liners iiiv ho pinvidcd Fleet miiiiv
his request was flatly infused anil he
wim tohl thero weio no glasses for
Warned of Danger.
Thinl Officer I'lltinau admitted
that the Titauiii had been warned thai
icebergs worn prevalent hut Haiti that
lie iliil not heo any on the .Sunday of
the riinHter. lie dcclaicd that in his
II years oxpoiicnco us a ship's offi
cer, ho hail only Keen one. iceberg un
til the Titanic disaster. Theii Pitt
man went on to describe the difficulh
of nsccituiniitg the picsenco of ice
bergs, anil explained the. diffeinco
Initween the northerly or southerly
"I bmw no ice until .Monday," Pitl
man Haid, "wlnin I with in odd ol the
lifeboats, and again when we were
taken almaid the Cnrpathia. Theie
prohahly were half a doyen iceberg
nroiiud, most of them lining ahout 1,10
I'itluiaii was eertaiu that at the
timo of tint collision. First Officer,
.Murdook wan on the (nidge watching
Prnjer of tlto l.oit.
"Tliu prayers and iiiuhiih of llu
paHHcngerri arose in a mighty cIioiuh
of woe when they learned ttiut hope
had vnuirilieil," I'ittiuan Haiti. "It
wiih a ciiiitiuual moan for an hour,
and it died away Rradunlly. I winh
.Voii had lint referred to IhiH,"
Women Hpcelalorfl wept, and Hie
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NI'.W VOHIC. April 211. - Plftecn
million tlollarn lit the total nmoiiut to
lie paid tiy ttie vnitoiiH life, nrrtdeiit
ninl, timrlnei'isnrnnre ciimpnnleii ntfn
roaiilt of tlui 1ob of tliu Titanic, nc-
conllnij to entlmiiten nimlv by atl
JiiHiem hero today. Tim marine
roiniiaiili'H will have to nay two-
thlnlH of thlH. Several American
coiireriin (IoIiik all rliiHi'8 of liihiir
ance IhimIiii'.sx nre jialil to lio hard
All tin) marine liiHiirnnee was car
ried abroad, lint the Amerlrnu com
pauliHi are affecleil tlirotiKh rolnKiir
anre. "Iimuraneo Field, " a trailo
Journal pulillHlied lmre. KayH that the
Titanic town aru uupnrallele( In the
anualH of murine liiHiirnnre, and 's-
tlmateH the inKxcts uh follewti:
Arrldnt liiHiirame, L,2i:i000.
Life liiHtirauco, JL". 1 0.1,000.
Marine lumiraiii'o tnlilp), $5,000,
000. Murlun Insuranre (carRo), $i"i,.
Total, fl 1. 100,000.
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QLIHOSE SHE RESCUE! DUY STRIKE
Railroad Manarjers In Session Today
Considering Offer Made by Labor
Commissioner Nell and Judqe
Knapp of the Commerce Court.
Hope of Settlement Held Out, Though
Nothlnfl Definite Forthcomlnji as
fV)f?'. r IOI. 'v ir-r
WREATHS IN SEA
OHICAOO, April 2.'l. noarlnh tlto
liiHcrlptlon "At rest rritiiulu n
Kroat wreath wub sent from this city
to Now York today to ho placod
aboard a Hteamor of tho Wliito Star
Idno and rant Into tho ma aB near iih
poHHlhlu on tho spot whoro tho Riant
llnor went down. Tho wroath wiih
Kant by inoo motnlioru of Orlontal
CoiiHlHtory of Miihoiih, tuid tho mom
Iioih oxpreHod tho bollof that ovury
MiihoiiIu IiiiIko In tho country will
join In tho Idea. trniiHportliiK u Hhlp
load of flowora to ho cant on tho
"TIiIh act In not ilono by MnsoiiH
for brother MahoiiB," Hold OliarloH D,
Warner, inuHtor of Porfootlou IimIro
lioro. "It Is simply u trllmto of
Orlontal COiiHltitory to mtuihooil."
NEAR THE TITANIC
HOTTKRDAM', April 'J!!. The enp
tuiii of the steamer Itiinui, a K'ltssiau
liner, plying helweon New York and
Lilian admitted here today that his
ve..sel was only IfiO miles difltaul
from tho Tilunio when tho latter
id ruck llm iecheru; hut claims ho was
uiialilo to in to the. rescue hccniiKo of
TI10 eaplain said he attempted to
eiielo to tho icebergs in an effort lo
reach the Titnuio hut as ho wiik en
onto Ihe Hiima't) wireless oncrator
picked up the Carpathia's message
tlml tlie liner had none down,
i'OH VA US, Ore, April 23. A
crowd nwirflowiiu; the court room
gathered today to witncis I ho trial of
George and William Humphrey, broth
er, on a charge of inurdurinjj Mrs.
Kl'un Oriflilh, near IMiilomath, Ore,
.luiii) 2, 11)11. The I rial will ho hcaid
liy Judec Harris.
The brothers are alleged to have
murdered three othcis beside Mrs.
Griffith and Cluitlcs, tho younger
and weaker In-other, has confeed lo
those killings it is alleged. Tho bru
tality and cruelty with which tho vic
tims were murdered has Mm lied and
nauseated the state,
Tho brothers me alleged to have
gone at ni"ht to tho homo of. Mr.s.
Griffith, a neighbor nud after choking
her with a mpo, attacked her. It is
alleged thev then dragged her bodv
to a millpiiml, a third of a mile nwn.
ami disposed of it. Ransacking her
house they obtained .f 1 1.
William King, uiiolhor alleged vic
tim, was the brother' stepfather.
All lliiee men alleged to have been
inuidoied by the Humphreys were
JACKSONICOUNTY ' STARTS RIOT IN
FOR ITS SUPPORT STREETS OF ZION
NEW YORK, April 23. Tlio rail
roads affected by the threatened
strike of engineers accepted this af
ternoon the offer of mediation made
by Commissioner of Labor Charles
Nelll and Presiding Judge Martin A.
Knapp of tho commerce court.
The conference will bo resumed
WASHINGTON. D. C. April 2:1.
Mail Tribune, MedlWd: Kindly ex
press to the republicans of .laekson
comity my sincere appreciation of
their confidence in me as evidenced
by primary vote, the same being dne
to the opportunity vm furnished them
in setting forth facts in contra vrtiou
of malicious statements and misrep
resentations contained so generally in
the Oicgon pros.
JONATHAN' BOURNE, Jr.
CONBOY SENTENCED TO
THREE YEARS IN PRISON
SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., April 23.
Kormer Police Captain Mlchnol J.
Conboy was today sentenced to throe.
years lu San Qiioutlu poultoatlary for
tho murder of Dernnrd Lagan. Sen
tence was Imposed by Superior Jifdgo
Sargont, Conboy was convicted "" of
mauHlaughtor at his fifth trial, tho
othera having resulted In dsagroo-moutH,
SACRAMKNTO, Cal.. April 23,
A calendar which can bo used for
150 years and which Is more Minnie
than any yearly calendar now lu uso
has been completed today by James
P. West, a prisoner In Kolsoin stato
poultoatlary, nflor four years of cou
Htuut labor. Wllllum 1. Day, of tho
prison commission, has boon entrust
ed by West to secure a pntont.
West was sontoncod to seven yonrs
for a crlmo committed lu 1007, Ho.
worked on lilit Idea nlBhts nftor n
hurd day's labor lu tho rock quarry, '
DISASTER TO STEAMER
OFF OREGON IS DENIED
SAN FRANCISCO, April 211. Tho
Marino Kxohungo this nftornoon hero
denied any knowledge of a reported
accident to tho stoamor Mayfair off
the coast of Oregon. The report stat
ed that tho Mayfair was nicked tin
off Capo lJliinco by the steamer Raymond,
The Mayfair is live days out from
Sail Pod to. and tho Raymond two
days out Iroin tlto same port, both
bound for Willapa, Wash.
Sonator George E. Chamberlain
has been nominated for vice presi
dent of the United States by tho
democrats of Jnrkeon county, some
60 voters having written in his name
on the ballot.
Official count Is In progress of tho
democratic vote in the county clerk's
office Tuesday, The count shows no
material chnnges from tho unofficial
Democrats have nominated Robt.
G. Smith of Josephine fqr congress,
Clarence L. Realties of Medford for
Joint representative nud George
Robec of Jacksonville by writing
their names on tho ballot.
The nftlclnl count gives Wilson
170 Tor prosldont, Champ Chirk 35S,
Harmon 21, Wilson's plurality I IS.
MoDonough's vote for assessor
was 783 against 375 for Barnard.
Jones, for shorltf, led the ticket
with a vote of 70S, and Judge- 13. E.
Kelly was second with n vote of CC0
for prosecuting attorney.
Ton Velio rocolved 518 votes for
county Judgo and Nell 281,
The voto oa sonator stoed: Coahow
3 Hi, Lane 200, Pietco 2G3.
OKLAHOMa"0ITY, Okla.. Anrll
22. Several thousand prominent rop-
rosontutlvea of tho rotall Ki-ocerv
trade throughout the United Statos
havo arrived In Oklahoma City for
tho annual convention of their nation
CHICAGO, Apul 2:i. Two travel
ers who alighted from a Chicago and
.North Western 'nun with cigars in
their mouths, in violation of the "no
smoking" order of the late Alexander
Howie, are le.sponsihle for scenes nf.
disorder itrevaibtig in Zion Citv to
day. Riotiue- in which Actio? Mnvnf
Miller was. soundly thrashed and
scores of others hmt has caused the
"prophet's city" to be turned into an
armed camp, patrolled by 50 heavily
The trouble was started when 300
"orusador.s" marched to the depot.
eied the two cigar puffing strang
ers and dragged them through the
streets to the police station, singing
"We're Ma rolling Onward to Zion."
When they demanded that tho men he
arrested Mayor Miller came out prill
ed with a heavy cane and attempted
to take Ihe prisoners from the mob,
and the iiot was on.
WASHINGTON D.'C, April 23.
Alleged torture of American citizens
Uu-Maxieo Is described in dispatches
received here from Galveston, Texas,
where 47 passengers, all but one cit
izens of rtie United States, have ar
rived from Vera Cruz on tho steamer
Texas. Many Americans, the refu
gees reported, have been assassinated
by Mexican troops and their lands
and furniture seized. There were
only four or five trunks In the par
ty, the clothing and other personal
effects of most of the refugees hav
ing been seized.
The announcement from Mexico
City that President Madero has ap
pointed Senor Calero, former Mexi
can minister of foreign affairs, to
succeed Senor Marlnez Crespo as am
bassador to the United States has
caused much astonishment In official
circles here. Only a few days ago
In reply to the United States note of
warning that American lives and
property in Mexico must be protected
Calero practically told the state de
partment officials to attend to their
own business, adding hat Mexico was
fully aware of Its rights and Its obli
gations under the luw of nations.
NEW YORK. April 23. The rail
road managers are in session at
their headquarters here today.
The mediation offer made bv La
bor Commlasloner Nell and Judge
Knapp of the commerce court has
caused a stay In the proceedings of
the engineers, who had decided to go
on strike for an 18 per cent wage
increase and .other concessions.
While nothing definite can be
promised until the session of railroad
heads Is over, It Is hoped that somo
sort of settlement will be arrived at.
PLACED ON TRIAL
STEAD'S SPIRIT BUSY
PITTSUURO, April 23. That Wil
liam T. Stead, the British journalist
and occult investigator, who iierisliod
on tho Titanic, has already commun
icated from the world of shades was
declared hero today at the convention
of Pennsylvania spiritualists, by Mrs,
Mary Feldman of Carriole, Pa.
Mrs, Feldman declared she had
chatted with Stead yesteiday. "Ho
is happy and preparing to conimuni
cato with us more fully," she said.
LOCOMOTIVE BLOWS UP
KILLING THREE OF CREW
ELKO. Nov.. Anril 21!.-Three men
are dead today as tho result of tho
o.plosioii of a looomotivo on the top
of Antelope Hill, J 4 miles west of
Winnemucca. Nothing was loft . f
tho engine evoent tho ruunimr ironr.
and tho three men virtually woro
blown to pieces. Telegraph wires ill)
feet distant wero hrokou by tho cou
ousslon. The dead are! James Casoy,
engineer: Fred Render, lireman. and
James Crosby, brakemnn. Crosby is
a son-in-law of Judge William Ronii -
field of Winnemucca.
IN CYCLONES WAKE
HILLSVILLE, Va., April 23, Six
members of tho Allen outlaw clan
were arraigned In tho Carrol county
courthouse here today to answer for
tho killing on March 14 of Judge
Thornton Masslo, .tho county prose
cutor, sheriff, a Juror and a spectator.
The prisoners Included Floyd Allen.
upon whom sentence was about to bo
pronounced when tho shooting be
gan; Claude and Victor Allen, his
sons, and his nephews, Sldna Ed
wards and Byrd Marlon. All are
charged with first degree murder..
Attorneys for the defense admit
ted today they will attempt to place
tho responsibility for all the shoot
ings on Sldna Allen and Wesley Ed
wards, the only two members of tho
gang now free. It will bo alleged
that Floyd and Claude Allen mav
have fired In tho excitement, but that
Sldna Edwards, Byrd Marlon and
Victor Allen did no shooting nt nil.
CHICAGO. April 23. Fifty-four
persons killed, two hundred injured
and .f."00,000 property is tho total
work of destruction by tho cyclone
which swept over Indinnn and Illinois
Sunday, as authentically reported
here today. Seventeen others are re
ported killed at Marion, III., which
town is isolated as a result of the
tearing down of wires and other dam-
ago to communication done by the
The towns of Rush and Willisvillo,
111., and Morocco, Ipd were nlnioM
completely destroyed. The known
At liiisti ja; wiiusviiie a; Campus
3; Murphysboro 3; Freeman 3; Low
ell, lud. 3; Sheldon, 111. 2; Hamilton
County 1; Kankakee 1; West Frank
fort 8; Morocco, lud. I); Marion (un-
BANK TELLER CONFESSES
TO TAKING SIX THOUSAND
LOS ANOELKS, April 23. Morril
P. Level, former toller of the All-
Night tuid Day bank, jointly charged
with his brother Ellis. E. T.ovol with
omborcloniont of $0,000 of tho bank's
funds, has nmdo u complete copfe
sion, nccordiner to tho nolico todav.
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ST. JOHNS, N. F April 23. In a
statomont Issued here today Captain
Moore of tho Canadian Pacific liner
Mount Temple declared that at 3:30
Monday morning, bofore tho Cur
pathla had found the Titanic 8ur Iv
ors, ho was near tho Tltanlc's posi
tion. Ho said ho received tho Tl
tanlc's distress calls and started to
The Mount Tomplo arrived on tho
scene at 4:30 a. in., according to
Captain Mooro, but on account of tho
huge cakes of Ice which dotted tho
ocean he was compelled to stop until
daylight. Ho saw tho Curpathlu at,
C o'clock, across tho Icefields, Also
he saw tho stoamor California,
Tho Carpathia said that she need
ed no help. Captuln Mooro declared,
and the Mount Temple proceeded on
Submarine for Mexico
WASHINGTON, April 23. Tim
navy department denied reports cur
rent hero that u cruixor uonvnyiuK
Hiibumrines bad boon sunt to ihe wet
coast Of Mexico.