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WASfilffGTON. D-C. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1. 1912.-TWELVE PAGES
ROOSEVELT IS APPARENT WMNER
IN THRILLING8AY STATE FIGHT,
ALTHOUGH PhSULT iS YET IN DOUBT
In Bitterest and Closes' Fight
sachusetts Seems ft Haie Given Forrrwr President a
Narrow MOT, but Official Count
ylll Be Necessary.
IAMP GLARIC VICTJRIQUS
60V. W00DR1W WILSON'S CHANCES ARE SMASHED
Boston April 30.-Thcodore Roosevelt and President Taft ran a
lead heat in Massachietts to-day.
ty finally perch on tB banner of
ful of votes. "
The voting is tit Neatest political sensation known to the State.
The official count vM be necessary to decide who triumphed in the
"When practical one-third of the vote had been canvassed from
all sections of the 5&te, Roosevelt was credited with 23,733 votes and
Taft with 23,773, 2difference of forty votes in a total of 47,500. With
the vote so close. It certain that tne-
delation to the nUonal convention
will be evenly dlvldi between the two
Speaker Champ C" WP Bay
State In the Demottlc primaries by" a
vote of more than to one. The rail
thlrty-slx votes o Massachusetts will
be cast for the llssourlan In the Na
tional Democratic Com entlon at Baltl-
sw. .v.. early returns It does
not appear Woodw Wilson has carried
a. single town.
.Among the suiters or the Speaker
the result to-w" considered as
practically forehadowlng his nomina
tion, and Jie v te considered a seere
blow to the hoe of Gov. Wilson.
The Clark, tctory has been a most
disheartening- to the ""PPSf".1
.. Ttn- rho are appalled at the
showing madety tbelr candidate. They
are undedde, " . .v. .Ti
cause as theweakness of their candi
date or the f erwhelmlng senUment for
Everrthtor that could be was done
for GotW"" In the Bute. His sup
nortera have no c-'alt to find with themselves-
the have admitted that the
Governor o tw Jersey did not appeal
to tha mf f the" Voters in the
party as"Tu cui,du'0h
many who 1 committed themselves to
hli Candida T have so! remained to the
raft Gets Boston.
Preside4 Taft carried Boston by
more thrA c00- Hyde Park Included. It
was In Jhe email towns where he ran
behind. Smaller cities and North Ad
ams. Trnn, Newburyport. Haverhill,
were carried by Roosevelt, offsetting
the Ta't slight lead In Boston.
Whey1 -U hut one ward had been
heard trom In Boston, 305 out of 1.0S0
precln-' ln the State gave Roosevelt
16.S7J and Taft 16,349 When 1,000
more vtes had been tabulated, the two
randldrtes were only 40 votes apart.
Roosevelt carried the manufacturing
towns. Lynn's vote probably has given
,alm th Seventh Congressional District
Hls rnanagerg also ciaim me rinui
and Tenth districts ln this city, and
Taft cfJrfed the Eleventh, or Back Bay
,jutnCi, termed the "silk stocking" dis
trict Taft delegates had a slight lead
In the Thirteenth district, and the Four
teenth. In which Plymouth Is situated,
,was carried by Boosevelt. In Plymouth
and Barnstable Counties Roosevelt dele
gates received a vote of two to one.
In the battle for delegates-at-large.
the returns, receded up to a late hour
appear favorable to the Roosevelt dele
gate. Senator W Murray Crane, who
headed the Taft delegates, ran behind
the President. In Lynn, Wobum. North
Adams, and many smaller towns where
Roosevelt led Taft by more than 1.000
rotes. Baxter, the head of the Roose-
( velt group of delegates, received 8.664
ind Crane 4.5371 or S30 votes less than
I the district delegates received.
I In Senator Crane's home district there
was no fight made for Roosevelt to-day.
I At midnight the returns Indicate that the
delegates from the Congressional district
, of Boston win be spilt about evenly, ex-
ceptxanoidates from the Sixth The
claims of the Roosevelt supporters Is
L000 for the State when the small towns
are heard from, and the Taft men say
they win have a substantial majority.
At this wrlt'ng the great cotton cen
ters FaU Rrver, New Bedford, and Low-tlJ-have
not reported their -votes. The
lupporters of Tail place strong reliance
apon them to turn the thje. which set
aeaviiy munii ictrn up to miamgnu
DIXOtf CIAIHS 6,000.
MAJORITY P0E C0L0HEL
Senator Dixon. CoL Roosevelt's man
ager. Issued this statement at midnight,
after claiming that Roosevelt had car
ried Massachusetts by 6.000.
"The result In Massachusetts settles
the Taft candidacy beyond and to theJ
exclusion of every reasonable doubt.
Barometric readings of the sentiment of
the Republican voters from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Coast ten one"anbroken
story. Wherever the Republican vot
ers have been, given an opportunity to
express their sentiments, as ln Massa
shusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ne
braska, and Oregon, It has been one un
broken line of Roosevelt victories."
The Taft headquarters refused to con
cede the President's defeat In Massa.
chusetts. The Taft managers Issued no
statement, but their Information, from
tmJ3ay Stats at midnight was that it
was a neck and neck race between the
President and CoL Roosevelt, with the
-result in 'doubt.
MASK'S BIG- VICTORY
toixs yjnsoys hope
Boston. April SO. Congressman James
H Curley Issued this statement to-night
at the Champ Clark headquarters' ln
"The result In Massachusetts, all things
considered, was remarkable. Perhaps,
for the first time In the history of State
FC&ttcs, cuapsign iff conducted with.
State Has Em Known, Mas
BY 2 T0 1 VOTE AND
So close is the result that victory
one candidate or the other by a hand
out a single paid worker at the polls.
Without circularizing and with a ma
jority of the so-called strong men po
litically on the fence rather than in the
"The splendid reception which the ean
didacy of Speaker Clark has received at
the hands of the voters, wnen conditions
surrounding bis candidacy are eonsIder-4
ed. Is the strongest Indication that as
the nominee of the Democratic party In
November he will be triumphantly elect
ed, and should be successful In carrying
cut his pladge for a lower cost of liv
ing, there Is every reason to believe that
the Democratic tenure of the national
control shall equal that enjoyed by the
Republicans In the past. The result of
the vote In Boston reflects credit upon
the electorate of Boston.
"JAMB M CCItLET. ST. C."
Chairman Mathew Hall, of the Roose
velt State committee. Issued this state
ment at g o'clock:
"The silk stockings are torn. The
colonel's hat la still In the ling. Latest
returns Indicate that CoL Roosevelt Is
Increasing his lead, and will now carry
the State by 15,000."
Boston, April Su Taft carried Weet
fleld 383 to 101. and Hull by O to 33. It
has always been held that "as Hull goes
to goes the State." Clark got 13 and Wll
son E In JTuU.4. ,
Returns frcrrsj 100 to'ns Cnat"lndudlng
ciues; gives liooseveir, t,t&s. -nail, s.571
Clark. W7. Wilson. CM.
Wilson has not carried a single town
The Taft managers are greatly encour
aged by the later returns.
Hanover. N H.. April 30. Fire which
broke out shortly after noon to-day par
tially destroyed Crosby Hall, one of the
oldest of the Dartmouth College dormi
President Nichols was on the scene
early and directed the bucket brigade
organization from the students. Later
the young men manned a bo&e. -which
broke away from them, knocking down
the President and giving him- a thorough
drenching. The damage was estimated
l i VM
CLASH OF STRIKERS
BAFFLES THE POLICE
Baltimore, Md . April 50. Four men
were shot and badly wounded and many
others hurt to-day when about 200 strik
ers rushed IjO police who were guard
ing the Canton piers.
The strikers came up to the pier in a
body and demanded that they be allow
ed to board the S 8 Balue ln an effort
to Induce the strike-breakers to quit
Permission to do so u refused, and
the strikers made a general rush on the
police. The police, seeing they were out
numbered, drew their revolvers and fired
Into the crowd.
Paris, April 30 The government to-day
announced that It would -not permit the
May day parade for which the laboring
classes have been making great prepa
rations. There were to have been sev
eral demonstrations by marching bodies,
but the principal parade was to march
from the Place Vendome through the
various streets In the thickly congested
part of the city. The strictest orders
were. Issued to-night to tne troops not
to permit the formation of -any marching-
'procesi Ion to-morrow.
The city has not yet quieted down
from the sensational killing of the taxi-
cab bandits, and it was reared fa the
excited state, of the public mind that any
untoward incident to-morrow night might
tpaa to an unpleasant TrlBtf.
Dtrfer, DeL. April 30 Woodrow Wilson
Raptured the Democratic State conven
tion here to-day, six -delegates to the
national convention being elected who
will support him. They are:
"Wlllard 8aulstury. Wilmington: T.
Bayard Helsel, Delaware City: -Remolds
Pouch. Dover; Alfred Rauchley. Bar-
yington. Andrew J. Lynch. Georgetown,
ana uen. ivuium 1U Snlvens. iearord.
iJTtit delegates were not formally In
structed. A unit Yule as adopted, how
ever, whereby they rare Instructed 'to
vote together on all matters before the
convention, in accordance with the wish
of majority of the delegation.
This was forced through by Wlllard
Saulsbury, national committeeman. In
WHE1E THE AST0X
MILLI0KS WILL 60
MRS. JOHN JACOB Asxon.
The fact that the young widow of the
heroic multimillionaire, who lost Jus life
ln the Titanic disaster, was not left a
dollar of the huge Aster fortune by the
will of her husband, afforded considers,
bio surprise In New York and London,
but was explained by the announcement
that Just previous to her marriage to
Mr. Astor. his bride, who was then Made
line Force, subscribed to the custom of
the Astor family and signed a waiver
of her doner rights for a $300,000 cash
MISS MUIIIKL ASTOR,
Daughter ct Mrs. Ava Willing Astor and
John Jacob Astor, from whom she will
Inherit 113,000.000, If there la no son born
to the present Mrs. John Jacob Aitor.
In the event of a posthumous child being
born by the young widow, Muriel will
only receive one-half or her original In
heritance, the other 7,500,000 going to the
Who, by the win of his father. John
Jacob Astor, who died so heroically In
the Titanic disaster. will Inherit the bulk
of the last fortune of the deceased multi
millionaire. Young Vincent nas been
given complete control of 360,000,000 by
the tragic end of his father
.Roosevelt Faction Will Con
trol State Convention
Harrisburg. Pa., April 30 The over
whelming defeat of the old Penrose or
ganization In the recent primary ln Penn
sylvania was made manifest to-night,
when fully two-thirds of the delegates
to the State contention that Is to meet
to-morrow entered the caucus of. tho
Rooseelt faction and voted, to support
the Fllnn-Van Valkenburg programme
United States Senator Penrose, who-has
been at the head of the Republican State
organization since the death of Matthews
Stanley Quay, and whose term ln the
Senate will expire two years hence, to
night made no effort to deny that his
forces are routed The official acknowl
edgment of defeat cann to-night when
the State committee, made up almost en
tirely of Penrose men, approved the con
lentlon roll without contests, and turned
It oer to the ictorious faction.
It is said that the Penrose people
wli not present any candidates to the
convention, though State Treasurer
Charles F. Wright, who has been seek
ing another term with the backing' pt
the old organization element, may go
Into the contention on his own respon
sibility. Sop to Conservative.
The Fllnn-Van Valkenburg people t-
JUKllk Ml UtUtu, BCItl-MM iwilicr AUUI
tor General Robert K. Young, of Wells
boro, as tl elr candidate for State Treas
urer and Senator A. W. PoweU, of Pitts
burg, for Auditor Uenerai, and their
nomination to-morrow is virtually as
In deference to Mayor Magee. of Pitts
burg and other conservatives who xe-
fused to liner up otherwise, the Roosevelt
people have agreed to eliminate nearly
aU of the radical Roosevelt policies from
the platform. Direct primaries for Presi
dent and United States Senators will
probably be 'about the limit of the" ad
vanced ideas of the platform. Senator
Fllnn. Is not to press for the Initiative
and referendum, and the recall of Judi
cial decisions will not be Insisted upon.
The newsreaders want to conciliate the
conservative element, which predominates
In -the party.
A novel proposition Is ror the conven
tion to appoint a legislative committee to
lobby Jn the next legislature for the en
actment of measures advocated, In the
platform, and for the convention to ad
journ subject to recall by- the -chairman
ln event of the legislature failing to
make good the party pledges.
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Undertaker Tells Graphic Tale of
Hit Task Aboard Slip, Aided
Halifax. April 3a Owing to a conflict
of wireless messages, some of which con
tradlcted others and were misunderstood
by Capt Lardner. 115 bodies of Tltanto
victims were buried at sea 'by mistake.
With very few exceptions, perhaps less
than ten. the bodies consigned to ocean
graves were as well preserved as the ISO
Drougnt nere wnen tne came soip umcu
at the navy yard at 9.33 this morning.
after days of suspense and disappointing
Contusion of Orders.
Although every effort Is being made
on the part of the White Star people here
to suppress the blunder ln abandoning so
many bodies at sea. the facts have been
obtained by the writer on indisputable
authority The discovery that IIS had
been committed to the drtp and 190
brought ashore, shows for the first time
that the Mackay-Bennett recovered 306,
instead of 305, as has been reported from
time to time
According to Undertaker John R. Snow,
son of the proprietor of the firm ln charge
of the mortuary arrangements, all but a
.ery few of the bodies buried were fit to
keep. Young 8now was the only under
taker aboard the funeral ship. He said
some skulls were crushed and arms and
legs broken, and that a very few had
faces so bruised as to be unrecognizable.
But there was not a single bod) thgt had
to be abandoned because of putrlfactlon.
"It Aas wounds or bruises only that
made Identlt) difficult or Impossible In
only scattered Instances." added Mr.
Snow "The cold water and Ice acted as
"I embalmed 106 bodies on the trip
single-handed. I would be embalming
bodies at the outset, when I would re
ceive orders to quit, and then the old
orders would proceed. It Is true that
the bodies burled were as sound as
those aboard, but I think the captain
did not understand Just what he was
expectd to do, so many conflicting wire
less messages came aboard. It Is my
opinion from what transpired that he
supposed he waa to bury all recovered
until a niectae- sade the situation
clear; and al Mrre'vave't atter thjit.
nocit nrronna uouirs.
"We sailed on tbe Mackay-Bennett
from this port on Wednesday, April 17,
two days after the Titanic went down
with her dead We met bad weather
and lots of Ice We did not come ln
sight of any bodies until a week ago
Saturday night, but It was to late to
lower small boats that night. There
were several big Ice bergs about us.
The Ice floe was thick.
"Bright and early Sunday morning
the harvest began One of the first
bodies picked up was that of a little
baby of two ears. She bad flaxen hair
and a round face like a doll, and she
was floating right at our port side The
boys who picked her up said she
seemed to be looking up to them an
pealing. She Is In a little shroud
aboard the Mackay-Bennett. If nobody
can claim her. the ship's crew are going
to cWp In for the burial and erect a
suitable monument to her memory,
"CoL Astor's bedy was clad In a full
evening dress and his handsome gold
watch was dangling from the chain out
of his pocket, as If he had consulted It
before the final plunge. His body Is ln
a good stale of preservation There Is
no doubt about his identity. Judging
from the effects found on him. The body
thought to be that of George B. Wld
ener, of Philadelphia, is badly disfigured
The skull Is crushed. Arms and legs
of many are broken.
"They were found Coating low Every
body we hauled aboard had a lifebelt.
It was singular how they were grouped.
t Continued on Page Three.
BY MEXICAN POLICE
Ambassador Wilson Makes Vig
orous Protest Over Action
of Authorities, -
Mexico City, Mexico, April SO A pro
test was made to-day to the Mexican gov
ernment by Ambassador Wilson, because
thirty' of the 1.000 rifles sent to American
citizens her todefendjthemselves ln case
of attack were selztd by the police, who
ordered distribution of arms to cease.
Ambassador Wilson also sent a long
cipher cablegram to Washington telling
of the situation.
The arms were stripped Into the Mexi
can capital by reason of an order secured
through the influence and authority of
.rresiaent isit. adoui tuu of tnem have
been sold and distributed before the
seizure by the police took place. It Is
believed' In the Ametlfcin colony here that
tbeT police action wag taken without the
knowledge of the 'Federal authorities
here. Ambassador V'ilson began an In
quiry at once to leapi whether the Fed
eral authorities knew of the action of
the police. The Ambassador believes that
President Madero will see that the re
fusal to permit the distribution of rifles
U overruled. I
The action of tht police, ln view of
tbe anti-foreign sentment that has de
veloped here, has called considerable un
easiness among the residents. In the
jewels Ire safe.
?0. Lloyds' ap-
prehension that Lhey would have
So pay heavy lrJuo2 on'three
Vari-M " .Otl700;000.
Mr George D.
W -'' udeipnl. was re-
"I "' i v.l -received
a - i ffit V) jMrtpMa deny-'-g
.. ir the pearls had
be l '- t af- nalc. The
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Personalities Injected Into
Debates Almost Lead to
PRIMARIES 0& MAY 27
Fiery Discussion Prevails as Dele
gates' Right to Sit Are
With flery dlschsslon, a Jumble of par
liamentary procedure, And Ions; debate
over contested offices; the Democratic
Central Committee held a boisterous
meeting last night ln Flynn's Hall.
Eighth and K Streets Northwest. In
preparation for the Democratic primaries
to be held tho latter part of this month.
Thefraeetlng waa a series of poignant
discussions, which led Into personalities,
and several times almost resulted ln
Aftrr much debate. It waa finallv de
cided to hold the primaries on Monday,
May 37, for the election of three dele
gates and three alternates from each of
the twent-to districts ln the city. It
was decided to bold the convention of
these delegates on Wednesday. May 39.
for the purpose of selecting six dele
gates and six alternates to the Demo
cratic National Convention ln Baltimore
on June 25.
Bv the time J Fred Kelley. chairman
of fhe ceninl committee, let the gavet
fall on the table last night to call the
meeting to order the hall was well-tilled
with enthusiastic Democrats. It was Im
mediately moved that the committee go
Into executive session and that all not
members of the body be requested to
leave The motion was carried, and with
much murmuring more than half of the
audience tiled out of the door.
KJreted Democrat Sings.
The elected Democrats assembled on
the pavement ln front of the hall and
growled among themselves. One stout,
red-faced Democrat entertained the down
cast followers of Jefferson by singing
campaign songs to them from the porch
of the building
As soon as the committee went into
executive session, it as moved that the
official stenographer be excluded as he
was not a member of the committee.
There was much talk pro and con, and
finally thoe present drifted Into other
more Important and Interesting matters
and forgot to vote on the question. In
tlr heat or the dlcusaion it was tnovea
trf adjourn. blifS TOOtisC wsaefentc.
It was then pointed out by one of the
members that Thomas B. Kalbfus was
In the hall representing the Fifth Dis
trict, when the books of the secretary
shoved that Mr Thomas was accredited
as the delegate from the district An
nouncement was then made that Mr.
Thomas was dead and that Kalbfus
a as serving bj proxy The question
was (mmedlatel) raised as to whether &
proxy waa entitled to sit with the com
mittee in executive session It was
pointed out that Mr Kalbfus did not en
tirely till the qualifications of a proxy,
and he was ordered out by the chair.
Charters Against Brown.
Protest as then made that A J.
Sanford. delegate from the Lighteenth
District, was not entitled to a seat for
the reason that he had left the District.
In tho midst of the discussion of this
matter James Magruder was nominated
as delegate from the Fifth District Pat.
rick Rvan lvas then nominated as an
other candidate. Magruder 'was finally
elected by a vote of 13 to 5. -
It nas then charged b Bernard G
Brown that CapL John S. Miller, dele
gate from tbe Seventh District, was a
resident of a neighboring State, and not
of the District of Columbia. It was
moved that Samuel Lewis be elected ln
his place. After Capt, Miller had been
bitterly attacked, he arose and delivered
a heart-touching speech which won the
anplause of every one
William McK. Clayton, secretary of
tbe committee, then proposed a resolu
tion fixing the date of the primaries
as May 37, with the date of the con
vention May 30. The resolution provid
ed for the appointment of a committee
of three for the determination of a placo
of meeting for the delegates conven
tion The meeting will be held at 11
o'clock ln the morning. A committee of
seven will be appointed to frame rules
and regulations to govern tho primaries.
Meet To-morrow Night.
resolution was then Introduced by
Mr. Clayton providing for Presidential
preference primaries Mr Clayton de
livered a stirring speech In favor of tho
measure. It was opposed vigorously by
tt-e Clark supporters st the meeting. It
was moved to postpone action on the
matter and the motion was carried by
vote of 1( to 6.
Mr. Clayton read a letter from Edwin
A. Newman. Democratic national com
mitteeman, favoring the Presidential
preference primary plan.
Tne meeting aajoumea at t-.J) o ciock
this morning. The next meeting of the
committee will be held to-morrow night
In Costello'g Ha!!. The delegates to the
committee are Thomas J. Moore, Will
lem -McK. Clayton. John Caedy, Frank
J. Wlssmer, James Magruder, J. D. .Rob
inson, John S. Miller. John N. Hodgklns,
Bernard G. Brown, Thomas B. Lecuyar.
John G . Campbell.. Walter J. Costello,
J, Fred Kelley, Frank 3. McQuade, Rob
ert E. Mattlngly. Walter L Wills. John
Wi Beyer, A. J. Sanford, James W. Con
sldlne, Lyman E. Burdlrie, Charles H.
Dausch, and. M. J. Coffee.
ON MADERO FORCES
Jlmlnez. Mexico. April SO Tho general
coYanco of the rebels on the Federals.
which is expected to "end In the greatest
battle of the present rebellion. Is under
Gen. Luis Fernandez leads the advance
column from Escalon, and Is marching
southward In the direction of XaDlml. to
meet the detachment commanded by Gen.
Aubert Other commands of rebels -have
been moved south to "Escalon from
Pellano. and other bodies- are marchlne
directly for Torreon. The Federals are,
falling hick, but the rebels are pro.
ceeding'Jn their wake cautiously, as they
ftar mines have been laid. A general
engagement is not expected for several (
days. FederaioXare reported to-dav to
liaVe driveir iheJylghtlng volunteers, intojh
SED MEN DO NOT LOOK
' LIKE A DYTJf g 1ACE
Detroit, Mlch April 30.-In base
ball the red man looks like a
coming race Instead of a dying
rare. The older the gams grows
the faster the Indians come.
Saginaw Is trying out Nefeau, a
copper-colored player from Pitts
burg, at first base. Jackson has
Newashe. a famous Indian ath
lete, and Leroy, of tbe same race.
Nevitt, of Battle Creek, and Cote,
of Kalamazoo, are also Indians.
That makes five redskins ln the
South Michigan League alone.
Frank Law Mounts Facade
of ftaleigh to Seventh
CBOWD IS ASTODNDED
"human fly" enjoyed a sensational
afternoon promenade yesterday on the
facade of the New Ralelgn. andalmul
taneously 3,000 hearts stopped beating.
The "human fly" was Frank Law, the
steeplejack, who has been startling New
Yorkers lately by his daring parachute
leaps from tall buildings and bridges.
and the X000 hearts belonged to persons
In a crowd that swarmed Pennsylvania
Avenue and near-by vantage points. He
performed the fest for a mov Ing picture
concern, a camera man ln front of the
hotel photographing his daring ascent
Wore Hat and Coat.
Law chose the Pennsylvania Avenue
side of the hotel, not because he would
attract a larger crowd, he said, but be
cause its abutments were more difficult
to negotiate than those of the Twelfth
Street side. And he didn't even pause
to remove his hat and coat Ills ex
planation of his failure to remove these
articles, which are considered cumber
some to some persons on the ground, is
Law explained that a friend had
asked E. L. Weston, manager of the
hotel, for his permission to climb the
building. Mr. Weston refused to grant
It. and Law decided to make the start
with a rush To do this he war com
pelled to stand In front of the hotel In
aq unconcerned -manner', and suddenly
make a break for the railing surround
ing the hotrt. "'
The Intrepid "steeplejack" ran for
the railing on the extreme end of the
hotel next to the Harris & Shaffer Corn-
pan) s Jewelry store As nimble as a
cat, he made his nay to the first balus
trade by using the coping of the adjoin
ing building as a stepping stone, and
then continued on his dangerous climb.
As he reached the fifth floor. Manager
Weston rushed from the hotel, and then
rushed back inside
Enjoyed Quiet Smoke.
Weston hurried to an elevator, and
after reaching the seventh floor opened a
window direct b below a cornice which
extends more than two feet from the
facade of the hostelry When Law reach
ed him, the manager, who was accom
panied by John Stewart, the house de
"Come In out of there. Tou can't get
over that cornice, and the flrst thing
ou know you will fall '
"Really," replied La, with calm as
surance. "I dont suppose jou would be
willing to make a little bet that I can't
get over that cornice, would you"
And then supporting himself by only
one hand and his feet, the climber pro
ceeded to roll a cigarette with his free
band, light It. and enjoy a quiet smoke.
"Saj," he called to Manager Weston
"look, at my hands. ' And'he extended
the palm of his right hand to the man
ager, now almost overcome with fear.
"ln't It the limit. 'Why don't you keep
the front of this hotel clean so a re
spectable "steeplejack can climb It
without getting himself all mussed up?"
Threatened Tilth Arrest.
And then Law proceeded. Tho Im
proraptu stroll and all its trimmings
came to an equally Impromptu ending.
Kowever, wnen oiewart created a new
record by threatening to arrest a man
while said man whs walking up the front
or. a Duuamg it may be that Law's
nerve was shaken by the new turn of
affairs. At anj rate ho did not attempt
to "run away," but climbed ln the win-
cow Deside Manager Westen and Detec
Betraying no signs of nervousness, the
daring "fly" walked from the .hotel and
passed In review before the admlrlnir
gaze of thousands and be was more
calm and unruffled than all of them.
BEFORE THE FLOOD
New Orltans, La., April 30. Hundreds
of men are battling desperately to-day
to fight back the flooded Mississippi from
a break In the levee across the river.
Just below Port Allen. The embankment
has caved In there for a distance of 200
yards, and a wide stretch'' of country Is
threatened with Inundation.
The rush of water in the Atchafalaya
River threatens to sweep away the Texas
and Pactlc Railway bridge at Melville,
and all trains are being detoured over
the lines of the Southern Pacllc.
Thq break In the Alsatla levee has
flooded a great part of Concordia par
ish. The levees above and below Baton
Rouge have held so-far, but there is Im
minent danger of their giving way before
the terrific strain of the flood.
MVE1S ON RAMPAGE.
Muskogee. Okla.. April 3 -The Arkan
sas and Grand rivers are out of their
banks and overflowing the bottom lands.
The Arkansas rose seven feet ln twelve
hours and Is higher than It has been
for years. Traffic: has been suspended
on the Intrrurban between here and
Fort aibson. s
The Grand River has cut a new -channel
near Port Gibson and is flowing into
Roos Lake, near Keota, The Arkansas
across tbe bottoms toward Sin
LITTLE LEFT FOR
J, Bruce Ismay Makes Final
Appearance Before Senate
GOL. GRAGIE ON STAID
Local Han Gives Dramatic bcita!
of Experiences on Night
In deference to the wishes of his col
leagues on the Senate subcommittee In
vestigating the circumstances of the Ti
tanic disaster. Senator William Atden
Smith last night announced the hearings
adjourned until 10 o'clock Friday morn
ing. The Senator said following adjourn
ment that he would take advantage of
the recess and go to New York this morn
ing to Investigate the statement made
before the commltee to-day that the
White Star Line had authoritative news
of the sinking of the Titanic by 8 o'clock
Monday morning, nearly twelve hours be
fore they announced the loss of the1 liner.
Edward J Dunn, a wan paper Importer
of Beechhurst, Long Island, testified
that he lad. Information that such &
message was bandied by the Western
Union Telegraph Company early Monday
Dnnn Wltholds Name.
Dunn refused to divulge the name of
his informant, saying that to do so
would deprive an operator from whom
this Information came, of bis Job. Hs
was kept ln custody by a sergeant-at-arms
of the Senate all day. but persist
ed in his refusal to give up the name of
his Informant He is still under re
straint Effort was made by Senator
Smith to obtain the alleged message from
the Western Union Telegraph Company,
but he was met by the statement that
the messages delivered to the White Star
Line that Monday morning had been lost.
It Is expected Senator Smith will lake
the matter up with the telegraph com
pany officials fl New Tork to-day. Ha
announced last nlghf'that he waa deter
mined to either verify or disprove Dunn-s
story: Vice President Franl!n. of the
Inter.ati3sa. Mercantile Maries Com- - '
rany. assured. Senato- Smith that thor
ough Investigation of the story would bo
welcomed by the White Star Line
With yesterdav's proceedings, the Sen
ate committee flniihed with all the Brit
ish witnesses who have been held here.
Includ'ng J Bruce Ismay, president of
the International Mercantile Marine Com-
panj ait ismay and an his associates
IJeft the city. Ignoring summonses served
them, demanding their appearance be-
iore a commissioner yesterday- after
noon, for the purpose of giving teiti
may ln a civil suit for damages. A
local firm of lawyers proposes to bring
suit for damages against the Oceanic
Navigation Company, owners of the Ti
tanic, on behalf of Mrs. Louise Robins,
widow of George Robins, who was valet
to Col J J Astor on the Titanic.
Ismay Is Reticent. '
The committee endeavored to get Mr.
Ismay to commit himself as to his con
clusions regarding "nerWsary reforms on
ocean- liners as result of the! Titanic
disaster Mr Ismay freely admitted that
tho terrible experiences Incidental to-the
los o fthe Titanic had convinced him
that the regulations of the Brlfi? JSsfirl
loss of the Titanic had convinC-ed him!
He said the shipbuilders would doubt-1
less suggest many Improvements and
ventured the statement that the passenger-carrying
limit had been reached, as
henceforth liners would carry no pas
sengers ln excess of their lifeboat ca
It was announced that Fifth Officer
BoxhsJl had tcld Senator Burton and.
J W. Andrews one of the builders -oC
the Titanic, had Informed Cnpt. Smlttf,
a law minutes after the collision; that
-the ship would sink hr-an hour
It was generally accepted here Us
night that the Investigation Is practically
at an end It Is considered quite likely
that the committee will proceed) to New
York shortly to clear, up certain minor
details. Nothing has been decided upon
In this respect, however. '
The most dramatic Incident of yester-v
day s sessions was the testimony off Col. t
Archibald Grade, of this city.
Col. Grade's Story.
CoL Archibald Grade, or 1337 Sixteenth
Street Northwest, was called to the
stand to give the story of his experi
ences on tbe Titanic and subsequestly
to the sinking or tho itner. cot Gra-yl
"I was awakened at midnlg.it Jams'
heard the steam blowing off. I went tin
deck and heard that we had struct on
Iceberg There was no exdtement
no one seemed afraid. I saw Mr. Is
may and an officer on deck. Mr. Ismay
seemed very much at ease.
Soon I saw people with life preserve
ers on and. und-r protest, I let a stew
ard place one about me. Then I looked
up Mrs. E.B. Appleton. Mrs J.J.Brown,
of Boston, and a Miss Evans, ladles to
whom I had offered my services at ths
outset of tho vovage. They were a lit
tle disturbed and I reassured them and
had thm put on the life preservers, i
I noted soon what r thought to be
the light of a steamer? Col Astor came
along Just then and I showed him the
lights. They were not more than six
miles distant, X should say.
"In abont an hour -tho order came to
fill tho lifeboats. I saw the. ladies I waa
assisting to the .placo" where they were
putting the women aboard the boats.
There I heard -Mr. and Mrs. Straus dis
cussing the fact that if either were to
die they would die together. Efforts
were made to have Mr. Straus, go In one
of the boats, but he refused, and In
sisted that he would share the fate of
the other men.
"I saw four men ln the smoklng-fodm
before this, probably about, 1 o'clock.
They were Mr-, Millet. Clarence Moore,
and MaJ. Butt, with a fourth man-1 did
not know; They were apparently wholly
Indifferent to what was going on on ths
ship, and seemed to typify the eonflr
dence which all tbe passengers felt ln
tha unsinkaqillty of the Titanic. This
was before the order was given for
fllllng the lifeboats.
With a friend. I helped 1004 tva
use Taouaum-vaar uennejmo.