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night or Tuesday.
LINER TITANIC KEPT AFLOAT BY WATER-TIGHT
COMPARTMENTS BEING TOWED INTO HALIFAX, N. S.
MAJOR ARCHIBALD BUTT.
'Mrs. Olive Souder in Dan
gerous Condition as Re
sult, of Quarrel.
- ISUNDER ARREST
Daughter-in-Law Tries to Kill
Herself Later Fought Over
Destiny of Orphan Boy.
As the result of a quarrel over the
'destiny of a ten-year-old orphan boy,
Mrs. Olivo Souder is in a dangerouB
condition at Casualty Hospital to
day, with a pistol wound In ber right
breast, Inflicted by an old civil war
'relio in the hands of her daughter-'in-law,
MrB. Roslo Padgett
The daughter-in-law is spending
her fifth wedding anniversary in the
'House of Detention.
The shooting occurred Bhortly af
ter 9 o'clock this morning, in the
dining room of the Padgett home,
1600 Gales street northeast. There
bad been differences between the
mother-in-law and Mrs. Padgett for
Visited Son's House.
This morning, Mrs. Bouder went to
the Padgett, -;home, and was sitting in
the dining room,, when the nuarrol
started. Mrs. Padgett ordered her front
the, house. Mrs. Souder refused to go,
taying tha she would not be driven
from the home of her own son. The
Barrel' became violent and Mrs. Pad
SJttt struck, her mother-in-law with her
flat. Mrs. Souder replied In kind, and
refused to be driven from the house.
Enraged, Mrs. Padgett ran to an up
stairs room and obtained on old army
pistol from a bureau drawer in the
room of, Charles N. Kerpel, veteran and
father Of Mrs. Souder. She returned
and pointing the weapon at Mrs. Soud
er again orderod her to leave. Mrs.
Souder would not go, but started to
ward Mrs. Padgett. She reached for
Mrs. Padgett's arm. saying "Don't
shoot me, Rosle," when the old weapon
was discharged, and Mrs. Souder reeled
backward. She did not fall, but stag
(Continued on Page Thirteen.)
I WEATHER REPORT. j
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Overcast weather, probably showers
tonight or Tuesday; not much change
U. S. BUREAU.
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11 a. m Oi.
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3 p. m.t.'. 76
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12 noon so
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"7 TIDE TABLE.
Today-High tide, 6:24 a. m
p. m.; low tide, 12:35 a. m.
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Yesterday's Circulation, 48,406
COL. ARCHIBALD ORACIB.
Mrs. Matthew Scott keceives
Ovation as She Takes
Chair to Preside.
Filling every seat in the assembly
room of Continental Memorial Hall,
Daughters of the Revolution, this morn
inr at 11 o'clock, onened the twenty-
first annual continental congress of the
Down the center aisle of the hall
swept a procession which Included
many of the national officers, who weru
followed by fifty girl pageB dressed In
white. At their rear came Mrs. Mat
thew Scott, the president general, and
Mrs. Ellen H. "Walworth, of New Jork.
a venerable woman who leaned upon a
walking stick, sho Is an honorary vice
president general, and was one of the
founders of the society hero In Wash
ington twenty-one years ago.
Mrs, Scott made ber wav to the plst
fcrm amid handclappinx of the dole
catos and took her ae&t behind a tabic
massed hleh with flowers. After for
mally declaring; the congress in "wa
s'.oii, Mrs. Scott called upon the chap
lnln general. Miss Elizabeth F. Pierce,
oi wusninston, to open tno proceua
ings. When Miss Pierce had read from
the Eplstla to the Hebrews, Mrs. Scott
read a numbor of telugrum and an
n.mnosnients. Ono was from Mrs. Don
ah! .McLean, of New York, lcgreettlng
that on account of a bereavement she
could not attend th ccngress. At Mrs.
Scott's suggestion the delegates rose in
expression of sympathy for Mrs. Mc
Lean, a former president general. A
similar rlHln? was culled for later as
an li.xprusslon of appreciation of the
life and work of Clara Barton.
Prior to the opening of the Congress
political gossip ran rife among the del
egates. Advocates of Mrs, Alexander
Ennla Pattern, of Pennsylvania, as presi
dent general in 1913 urged her as a
"compromise candidate." '
"Let1 us have no administration or
unU-admlnlstration candidate, but bury
the strife of tho past In electing a, candi
date representing no faction, runs the
argument of Mrs. Patten's' supporters.
'Friends of Mrs. William Cummlng
Story, however, say that she will re
main in the campaign to the finish.
Furthermore, gossip had It today that
Mrs. La Verne Noyes, a Chicago wom
an of prominence and a candidate for
re-election as a vice president general,
will be the ''administration candidate"
next year. Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Noyes
are irom me same oiaie ana are warm
friends, a circumstance which lends
strength to the conviction that when
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
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OF -AN ICEBERG i. A CAPTAIN E
Steamer Virginian Taking Disabled Ship to Port of Refuge.
Passengers Trans-shipped td Other Vessels to Await Arrival
' of the Baltic, Which Is to Convey Them to New York.
Disaster Unparalleled in History of Navigation.
. MONTREAL, April 15. A message to the Montreal Star from its correspondent
at St. Johns, New Brunswick, at 1:15 says that the Titanio is being towed toward port
by the Allan liner Virginian.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 15. Held afloat only by her water-tight com
partments the great White Star liner Titanic is slowly crawling toward this harbor. Her
passengers have, been-taken off to other vessels, only to have to face a second ordeal, as
they are to be again transferred to the Baltic, of the White SJar line, this afternoon.
The Baltic-will take them to their journey's end in New York, where they are due next
The disaster to the Titanic was unparalleled in the history of navigation. The
largest, most luxurious and best appointed vessel ever laid down, she seemed proof
against any disaster, and it is to the very fact that she was a new steamer that the pas
sengers on board, noted financiers and society leaders, owe their lives.
Hardly another craft afloat could have withstood the terrific shock when the Ti
tanic, driving along at better than half speed, although in the midst of icefields, crash
ed bow on. into a great submerged mountain of ice which tore away her steel plates.
CAPTAIN SMITH SENDS IMMEDIATE APPEAL FOR AID.
I Only meager advices regarding the
j wreck have been received here by the
1 wireless, and these fall to clear up
how the accident took place, or
whether there was any panic among
the passengers. That Captain Smith,
admiral of the White Star line's fleet,
and In command of this latest ocean
creation, realized the danger, was
'shown by an Immediate appeal for aid.
The wireless of the Titanio picked up
the Cape Race station, and help was
Th? Allan l1!"1" Virginian wbb the flrst
to be reached, but almost before she
had turned her prow toward the
wounded-levlathan other craft had
started on the same errand.
Then came a cruel waiting time,
punctuated with brief wireless mes
sages that caused the utmost alarm.
"Hurry! Hurry!" was the burden of
every word that came flashing throu'gfr
tbV air, but It waslaJri from' the
THE GIANT WHITE STAR LINER' TITANIC.
start that the badly needed aid must
como from tho steamers that were In
the Immediate vicinity.
Placed In Lifeboats.
Finally word came that the situation
on Doard the 'manic was so serious
that the women and children had been
placed in the lifeboats and that they
were ready to be trans-shipped Bhould It
appear that the steamer was certain to
Captain Smith told the steamers that
were headed toward him that he was
working his pumps to capacity, and be
lieved he could keep afloat, although the
danger was very grave.
After this word all communication
with the Titanic and the Virginian was
cut off. This It afterward appeared was
due to atmospheric conditions, al
though fqr a time It was, feared the
liner might have sung so low. her motors
had been Btopped, It developed, how-
liner might have sunk so low ber motors
APRIL 15, 1913
SHOWING REGION OF ACCIDENT.
and storago batteries for the wireless,
and when this became known some
of the apprehension waB relieved.
Finally at 8:30 a brief wireless stat
ing that tho Titanio was still afloat
and proceeding slowly under her own
steam was picked up. Then came word
that the Cunard liner Carpathla, the
Allan, liners Parisian' and the Virginian
were "standing by" and that the Baltic
was coming up fast.
Take OS Passengers.
Another brief and fragmentary wire
less followed, telling tha( the trans
shipment of tho Tltanlo's passengers
had been begun. The first boatloads
were rowed to the Carpathla.
Tho boats of the Titanic are the very
latest In the lifeboat line, wide and
non-slnkable. They are capable of ac
commodating fifty passengers In addi
tion to the crew. However there was
no necessity for overcrowding and only
(Continued on Third Page.)
MRS. JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
Red CrOSS tO Issue National
Appeal for Aid to
In the face of increasing destltu
tion among inhabitants of the Missis
sippi valley, due to ravages of the
flood, President Taft decided today to
send a special message to Congress
asking for $500,000 for special relief
The arrival of the crest of the Mis
sissippi flood In Louisiana has driven
from their homes 100,000 Inhabitants pf
the Tensas and Bouef river valleys In
Louisiana and Arkansas, according to a
telegram received at the War Depart
ment by Major J. A. Woodruff, of the
Corns of Engineers, stationed to watch
the dikes at Vlcksburg. Of these 25.UCU
are destitute, and relief has been sent,
bringing the number of flood victims
now being cared for by the army to
Secretary 8tlmson conferred with
President Taft on the flood situation
today and it was determined to ask
Congress to appropriate $500,000 for
the relief work.
The Red Cross In the near future
wHl Issue a national appeal for money
to conduct a "sanitary survey" of the
flood districts after the Water has re
ceded A scourge of typhoid, It is
feared, will follow the flood, caused
by the vast number of dead animals
left by the water, by polluted wells,
mud-clogged houses and damp cel
lars, ine ilea cross win clean up
the district that has been floded and
buy seed for destitute farmers so
they may get their crops started.
Director E. P. Blcknell, of the Red
Cross, wired today the situation is
growing worse, that there are 16,000
destitute refugees along the river banks
between Cairo and Memphis and a
larger number south of Memphis.
Pending the arrival of food supplies
in tho flooded Louisiana districts. Major
Woodruff was authorized to buy rations
with army funds for Immediate relief.
Captain Hegeman, who has been In
charge of relief work at Hickman, Ky.,
was today ordered to Vlcksburg to di
rect the work In Louisiana.
A steamer and several barges are be
ing loaded with tents and provisions at
St. Louis for Louisiana districts, and
tho Government-chartered steamer No
komls has already left for 50,000 rations.
The army has now four relief dis
tricts, to which supplies are being fur
nished from the following bases: Hick
man for the flrst district, Memphis for
the second. Helena for the third, and
Vlcksburg for the new fourth district.
PRICE ONE CENT.
MISS ROSE STAHL.
President Taft Worried Over
Late Developments in
'- Zone- TakeSXrdtfds to -Places
That President Madero and Gen
oral Orozco have Tecelved with hos
tility the diplomatic hint of this
Government that intervention will
result if any more Americans arc
killed or their property destroyed,
today frankly worried President
What has added to his worry is
the official report that all Americans
and practically all other foreigners
are getting out of the city of Chi
huahua today following the strong
representations made to General
Orozco yesterday. Last night's train
broucht forty Americans to El Paso
and today's train from the south had
Lies in Madero.
1 u. l
The only thing that now appears pos
sible to prevent the threatened 'tnvaslou
of Mexico by American troops Is Uie
defeat of tho rebel horde by Madero,
who Is reported to be massing the fed
eral army near Torreon for a final ef
fort to annihilate Orozco and his rebels.
Both sides have been quietly preparing
for this decisive battle for some weeks.
Should Madero fall In his plan to ex
terminate the revolutionists, then Con
gress must tako up the. matter and do
cldo as to this country's next step.
It became apparent somo time ago
that the President's proclamation, which
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate met at noon.
Senator Cummins resumed speech on
the question of the appeal in the To
Campaign expense statements of vari
ous candidates arc filed.
Concern felt In foreign relations circles
over Mexican situation.
Senator Pomereno will discuss the
question of criminal prosecutions in
the Oil and Tobacco cases,
The House met at noon.
Routine bills on the unanimous consent
calendar were considered.
Judge Knapp and Commissioner Nelll
advocated the creation of a permanent
board of arbitration and mediation at
a hearing before the Interstate Com
The Banking and Currency Committee,
In executive session discussed plans
for the forthcoming inquiry into the
The Library Committee considered the
Sharp bill to establish a vocational
school as a memorial to Lincoln. Ac
tion was deferred.
White House Callers.
Fall. N. M, Bradley, Ky.
Catron, N. M.
Burke, Wis. Loud, Mich.
Austin, Tenn. Wilder, Mass.
Prey.Mont. Hawley, Ore.
Smith, Mich. Morgan, Okla.
Nye, Minn. Moon, Pa.