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Yesterday's Circulation, 67,109
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING-, APBIL 7, 1912
PKIOE ONE CENT.
CRUISER CHESTER CONVOYING THE CARPATHIA.
MANY BODIES OF THE TITANICS PASSENGERS
BEING TAKEN TO BOSTON BY THE CALIFORNIAN
MRS. HENRY B. HARRIS,
Formerly Miss Irene Wallach, of Washington.
MRS. LUCIEN P. SMITH,
Daughter of Congressman James A. --Hughes.
A New Wrinkle in Journalism
Devised and Executed
The Washington Star,
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fully the blank form repro
duced at the side of this sen
tence you -will get an initial
comprehension of an entire
ly new idea in journalism, a
new wrinkle in newspaper
competition. In order that
full credit be given to the
originators and manipulators,
of the scheme it should be
said that it -was devised by the Washington Star and
operated last Sunday.
There has been evidence for some time of an increasing
apprehension that The Sunday Times was growing too fast
to. suit its competitors, getting too big for comfort in their
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tf. The doubting Thomas said: "Perhaps the situation
,JBnJt as bad as it looks. Perhaps i;he circulation statements
s xjfihe,, Times, evenrthough they are swom"tormay,:noTbef
truthful; we know .ourselves that sometimes such state
ments are not true. Let us investigate."
And so the form of report reproduced above waB made
up, and Mr. Burns, the head of the Star circulation depart
ment, and Mr. Boyd, his assistant, were called in. These
two were directed to station themselves in the alley at the
back of the Munsey Building, others were directed, to sta
tion themselves in front of the building, and each was to
count as accurately as he could the bundles of Times as he
saw them brought out. Then all over the city Star agents
were stationed at various corners to watch the sale of The
Times, and to supplement the Star forces Times agents
were asked to fill out blanks like the above.
As ashamed as some of the Star men confessed they
were, they, nevertheless, followed orders, and presumably
reported to their superiors the results of their vigilance.
If they reported accurately and truthfully, their figures
showed that The Times circulated last Sunday 48-,406 copies.
But what a lot of trouble this new form of journalism
entails. To the actual work of the men is added the sense
of being sneaking spies; and self-respecting newspapers
ought not to require employes to sacrifice themselves to
And it was all so needless.
The Times would have been willing, is willing
now, and will continue to be willing to afford every
opportunity to those interested in the circulation of
The Times to make the most complete investigation
of its gross and net figures. It invites them to visit
the mechanical departments, watch and count the
press output, receive and count the returns, and con
vince themselves irrespective of claims or state
ments. Isn't that an improvement on the spy system?
j jSjffiS Vgjr I COMMANDER BENTON C. DECKER,
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DIAGRAM OF WATER TRAGEDY.f
BODIES PICKED UP
BY LEYLAND LINER
Victims of the Lost Titapic to Be Brought
Probably to Boston by the -Californian.
Key to Diagram
Where Snlera nm when ordered
to met Cmrpatliln.
AVbere Nhvy Department locat
ed Salem, at noon today.
3 Wber reiicued will be landed.
4 Where Scout Cruller Cheater
was vtben ordered to meet
5 KntluJated location of Cheater
at noon today.
0 Where Cheater la expected to
meet Carpathta this afternoon.
7 Eatlmated location of Carpathta
at noon today.
8 Exact location of Titanic trhen
CHESTER TO REACH
THE CARPATHIA IN
NEXT FEW HOURS
Scout Cruiser Salem Transmits Wireless
Mes Jme Here, Thus Establishing Chain
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Rain this afternoon and tonight,
cooler tonlfc'ht. Thursday rain, followed
by clearing and colder.
U. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
8 a. m 65
8 a. m 64
10 a. m 63
11 a. m 63
12 noon 60
1 p. m S3
2 p. m is
8 a. m 6S
9 a. m 70
10 a. m 70
11 a. m 70
12 nqon 6a
1 p. m 41
2 p. m C3
Today HlRh tide. 7:46 a. mAand S:17
p, m.; low tide. 1:51 a. m. and t:!7 P. in.
Tomorrow High tide, 8:28 a-m, and
8:58 p. m.! low tide, 2:29 a. m. and 3:10
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IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate met at 2 o'olock.
Secretary Wilson talks about beet sugar
business before Finance Committee.
Senator Shlvely looking Into legislation
to prevent marine disasters.
Socretary Fisher before the Public
Foreign Relations Committee meets.
House met at noon.
Routine bills on the Wednesday calendar
Congressman Cllne Introduced a bill to
prohibit ships without adequate life
boats from leaving American ports.
Congressman Calder Introduced a bill
asking, an International conference to
agree upon uniform steamboat In
The Committee on Agriculture reported
bill to prohibit gambling in cotton and
(Copyrighted, 1912, by tha United Preii Asia cl&tlonsi)
By ROY W. HOWARD.
BY WIRELESS FROM THE STEAMSHIP OLYMPIC, April 17. The
bodies of some, at least, of the victims of the lost Titanic will be
brought, probably to 'Boston, on the Leyland liner Californian. Wireless
advices reaching us from the scene of the disaster say some have already
The Olympic is proceeding. She could do nothing. The realization
of the tragedy,' followed by the knowledge that the younger sister of
the Olympic went to the bottom while this great vessel was rushing to
her aid at top speed, add hoping against hope that she would get there
on, time, tu aiunned all on board.
NEW Y0BK, April 17. There nre
only 705 surrlvors of tho TKInic on
hoard the Carpatbia, according' to a
Wireless message received here at
1:10 this afternoon. It came from
Winfleld Thompson, n Boston news
paperman, who is a passenger on tho
Franconln. lie says that tho Car
pathta will reach here at 8 o'clock
LONDON, April 17. The rescue of
Jacques Fntrelie, the author, was an.
nounced by the White Star Line In
a supplementary list of surrlrors is.
sued here today. Ills wife was also
sayed. Hiss Finney, second cabin,
also appears on the new list The
Bute of C, Jf Hays Is missing.
An unbroken chain of wireless communication between
the steamship Carpathia, bearing the survivors of the lost
Titanic, and the Navy Department, was established shortly '
before noon today.
The first official message coming through addressed
to the Secretary of the Navy gave information that the
scout cruiser Chester was about to pick up the Carpathia,
.and start the convoy to port. The message was received
at the radio station at the Washington Navy Yard from
the scout cruiser Salem, which is making good speed in a
northeasterly course from Hampton Roads to pick up the
Carpathia and the Chester.
The message gave the Salem's position at 8 a. m. today
as 38 degrees 67 minutes north and 71 degrees 48 minutes
west. Weather calm and overcast.
This was followed by a message to the President,
which dispelled all hope that Major Archibald feutt had
"Have communicated with Carpathia; she states that
list of first and second class passengers and crew saved,
sent to shore; Chester will relay list of third class passen
gers when convenient to Carpathia. DECKER."
TO TRANSMIT ALL MESSAGES HERE.
All messages to the Navy Department will be transmitted from the
Chester to the Salem, to the Washington Navy Radio Station, to thivDlvi
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