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WASHINGTON, SUITDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, 1012
PRICE ONE CENT.
BODIES OF VICTIMS OF THE TITANIC DISASTER
SIGHTED NEAR SCENE OF THE WRECK YESTERDAY
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MISTRESS OF OCEAN
WAS CONQUERED BY
MASTER OF THE SEA
Beneath Words "Titanic Sank" Is the Tale
Of a Tragedy That Gave Birth to
Heroism and Cowardice.
GREATEST OF LEVIATHANS WENT
TO OBLIVION IN 100 MINUTES
By GORDON MACKAY.
Adorned In tho finery fitting: to become a brldo of Neptune, and
dressed In all the conventional frippery that custom requires when a
mistress of the ocean Balls forth to be -welcomed by the master of the
sea, the White Star liner Titanic swung out of the harbor of Southamp
ton on Thursday, April 11.
It was her maiden trip. The Titanic lost none of the usual honors
such as sisters of the deep pay to their latest queen. Whistles tooted a
godspeed, the minor craft In the harbor mingled their staccato shrieks,
and the Titanlc's whistles boomed their thunderous acknowledgment as
the maiden trip began.
Twenty-three hundred persons, representing every shade of social
condition, touching tho depths of poverty and mounting the heights of
mllllonairedom, were aboard the splendid leviathan as she swung proudly
and sure-footed out of the narrows and on her way across the deep.
One week later 705 persons landed at pier 54 of the Cunard line, New
York. On their f aces were the lines of tragic sorrow; their nerves were
frayed by.-6tcrxor thatthad left most of them shattered and helpless; on
their lips the story of the greatest sea tragedy in maritime history, a
tragedy that committed the great Titanic to historical oblivion.
Heroism and Cowardice.
Into the history of those who go
down to the sea In ships Is this catas
trophe writ large. Beneath those two
words, "Titanic sank," is tho tale of a
tragedy that gave birth Instantly to
heroism and cowardice; to manly action
and to knavelike conduct; to deeds of
womanhood that were wonderful and
stand forth In a heroic light, and deeds
of men that showed the craven, painted
into colors that will always stand for
time to keep as a heritage of hate.
One hour and forty minutes was the
time In which this disaster was staged.
Into those few brief, fleeting moments
were crowded stories that will live for
ever, and tales that can never die. To
relate them In detail Is tho work of a
historian; to set them forth In simplic
ity is the necessity of a laborer.
To those 705 survivors, comprehending
every type of ocean traveler, the name
of Newfoundland must stand with a
significance that will cause a shudder
to shiver Its way over them when they
hear the name of that country Bpoken.
For 1,000 miles away from the fa
mous Grand Banks the Titanic found
her grave. A giant iceberg, relic of tho
4;reat Icecap that barricades Greenland
from the essential Invasion of summer,
swept away from Its moorings. Moving
slowly along In that majestic fashion
typical of giants of the seas, the tre
mendous bulk of Ice reached a spot
41.10 north latitude.
With Majestic Sweep.
Moving with that majestic sweep, the
Titanic was churning her way through
the waters. The spume that sne tossed
up, as she kicked her bridal heels in
glee of conquest, fell away, sparkling
In the moonlight. It was a glorious
The stars studded heavens that were
bathed In the mellow moonlight. Each
gem of the celestial system seemed to
be a crjBtal. The moon was clear,
without a single blemish of cloud or
hare. The Titanic, plowing along with
First Officer Murdoch on the bridge,
looked like some great giantess, her
black sides standing forth in startling
relief against the beauty of the night.
On board the great ship was a BCene
such as wealth and position lends to
any place. Into tho grand saloon of
the Titanic, the common ground oit
which maritime society seeks It com
mon level, had gathered the beauty,
the wealth, the elect and elite, as well
as pome of the chivalry of those who
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FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Increased cloudiness, followed by
showers tonight and Monday; warmer
tonight: moderate variable winds, most
U. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
S a. m 48 i 8 a. m 63
0 a. m 52 9 a. m W
10 a. m 65 I 10 a. m 60
11 a. m 60 I 11 a. m 65
Unoon 63 I 12 noon 68
1 p. m 64 I 1 p. ro "0
i p. m 64 I 2 p. m W
Today High tide. 10.48 a m and 11:18
p. m Low tide. 4 31 a. m and 6:35 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide. U 12 a. m. Low
tide, 6 27 a- m. and 6. 32 p m.
6:15 Sets 6.13
IN MEU CRISIS
Limit of Patience About
Reached, and Quick In
Flouted on the one hand by the Mex
ican government, which he had be
friended, and defied on the other by the
Orozco rebels, whose latest outrage la
the Incarceration of two Americans who
have been in prison since March 16
without explanation or trial, President
Taft has taken the first official step
toward intervention by calling Into con
ference members of the Foreign Rela
tions Committees of both houses for the
purpose of determining their attitude on
The hopelessness of the diplomatic
tangle between tho United States anil
Mexico, was brought sharply to the
attention of the President by Senator
Fall cf New Moxlco, Who was largely
responsible for this action by the
President, and Is responsible, also, for
the announcement that a warship
probably will be sent to Mexico to
rescue the Americans who are in
Not only Senator Fall, but Senator
Marcus Aurellus Smith, who, like Sena
tor Fall has large holdings In the
southern Republic, and others have
warned President Taft that nothing but
Indefinite anarchy and bloodshed, which
means ruin to American Investors and
years of turmoil, can result from tho
policy until recently adopted by tho
United States toward the Mexican
Would Be Costly.
The general opinion among the mem
bers of tho Foreign Relations Commit
tee of Congress, whom President Taft
has interviewed, is that intervention
would be a most deplorable thing and
would mean the loss of many bravo
American lives and a vast expendltuie
of monej, but that Congress will not
withhold Its support If such a step Is
deemed necessary by the P-esldent.
"I, for one. will vote to uphold such
a request If It comes from the Presi
dent." Congressman Burtholdt, of the
Committee on Foreign Affairs, said this
morning. "But 1 sincerely hope Inter
vention will not bo necesary. I shudder
when I think of how many Americans
would be sacrificed If wo tok such a
step. It would combine both parties
But, nevertheless, I stand with the
President. If he thinks Intervention Is
necessary, I, for one, will not In any
way attempt to balk his plans."
Although tho announcement only camo
late last night that the United States
Is admittedly considering the advisa
bility of sending h warship to Mexican
waters, It has been known for some
time that the President and the State
Department were at their wits' end as
to how to any longer delay an open
clash with the southern republic.
NEW YORK, April 21. Bodies of victims of the Titanic disaster have been sight
ed near the soene of the wreck, according to two wireless dispatches received at the
White Star offices today.
Both were addressed to J. Bruce Is may from the cable ship Mackay-Bennett,
which left Halifax on Wednesday.
They were dated April 20 and relayed via Oape Race. The first reads:
"Steamer Rehia reports passing wreckage and bodies 42.1 north, 49.13 west, eight
miles east three big icebergs. Now marring for that position. Expect to arrive at 8
The second reads: "Received further information from steamer Bremen and ar
rived at ground at 8 o'clock p. m. Start operations tomorrow. Have been considerably
delayed on passage by dense fog. MAOKAY-BENNETT."
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TALKS WITH ISMAY
Assistant Secretary of State Con
fers Regarding Protests of
Huntington vvilson, Asstctnnt Secre
tnrv of State. Is In New York today
conforrins with J. Bruce Ismay, man
nRlntr dliootor of the International Mer
cantile Marino, rejjarJInK protests mart
with tht Hiltlsh embassy bv Mr. 1s
inav an. I Ma associates.
The British embassy today would not
denv such a protest had been lodfjed
here, hut referied nil calloia to tho
office of the Secretary of State.
Whether the Senate Commerce com
muieu h suiicun..iiiuLH! oil investigation
has authority to hold Mr Is-nav and
tho twenty or more seamen of the 111
f a ted Titanic until the Investigation W
completed, Mr. lamav doubts. For that
reason, it Is said, he hax asked the
British embassy to Intercede on the
behalf of hlni3elf and the othei British
ers. A complete report of the Titanic dis
aster, as made by Mr. iBmay and other
ofllcers of the White Star line, owners
of the Titanic, has been sent to the
Biltlsh embassy, and, In turn, this has
been sent to the British government In
London. Whether the report was mailed
or cabled has not been ascertained.
IN SOUTHERN LEAGUE
Nashville Mayor Says He Will Not
Interfere With the
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. April 21. Tho
tlrst Sunday baseball game this season
Is scheduled this afternoon here with
Chattanooga. Mayor Hawse says ho
will not take the Initiative, but will see
that warrants are served If any aro
Issued to stop the game. Indications
are that several arrests will be made.
Eleven Sunday games are scheduled.
ORPHANS PICKED UP BY THE
FOUND IN HOTELWITH
BULLET IN HEART
She Tells the Boston Police
Her Name Is Judith
BOSTON, Mass., April 1. 2Dressed In
tho height of fashion, a young woman
who registered at tho exclusive Parker
House last Thursday afternoon as Julia
Kemlngton, of New York, was discov
ered In her room this afternoon with a
bullet through her heart and barely
conscious. She was rushed to the draco
Hospital In the tonneau of a million
aire's automobile that happened to be
standing outside the hotel. Just before
she lapsed Into unconsciousness she told
the police that her right name Is Judith
Bice fnd that she had tried to commit
suicide because of despondpney.
On the table In her room was found
a note which read. "Klndlv telcphono
to Mrs S.iyres. No. X'6 West Flfty
elRhth strout, Nw York, about this and
Hsk her to try and keep it out of the
newspapers. Her telephone number Is
220 Columbus. Send her the box with
:ny things In It a my clothes may bo
useful to some one I know."
During tho short talk tho police had
with her while she was undtr the In
fluence of utlmulents she said that she"
was horn In Salt Lake City, made her
wav to New York a number of years
ngo, and came herj to secure work
The polite discredit her story of l.elng
a nurse, btcauso of her expensive cloth-Inc.
TAKES HIS OWN LIFE
Ohio Man Crawls Into Haymow
and Shoots Himself in
BOWEUSVILLE. Ohio, April 21.
Fearful of the disgrace that would fol
low the disclosure of a shortage of
about ?400 In his accounts, Postmaster
Z. C. Perkins committed suicide by
shooting himself in the head after
crawling into the haymow of his barn
The shooting occurred less than an
hour after he had called Postofflce In
spector Swayne. at Jamestown, by tele
phone and told him he would bo there
at 2 o'clock this afternoon to make good
the shortage. Perkins had made no re
port to tho department since last fall.
When the Inspector reached the office a
month ago he found the books In such
shape that the return visit to check up
POSTOFFICE IN OHIO
ROBBED BY QUARTET
Four Masked Men Rob Safe and
Steal Mail Pouches at
COLDWATBR, Ohio, April 21. Four
masked men blew the safe at the post
office shortly after 3 o'clock this morn
ing, obtaining about $50 worth of stamps
and a small amount of money, Thev
also stole two locked mall pouches
which had come off the northbound
Cincinnati Northern train.
Leaving the postofflce they went to
a livery barn, and made John Fox hitch
up a horse. Entrance to the bulldlmc
was made by sawing a panel out of
tba rr door.
TO GET STARTLING
FACTS FROM SAILOR
Lewis Klein, Hungarian Member of Titanic's
Crew, Said to Have Made Important
Admissions in Cleveland.
SUMMONED TO TELL WHAT
HE KNOWS OF SEA HORROR
The long arm of the Senate of the United States, backed by the
Department of Justice, reached out t oday to Cleveland, Ohio, and caused
the subpoena to Washington of Lewis Klein, a Hungarian, and a member
oFhe crew of the ill-fated Titanic, who has made important statements
concerning the recent disaster to the White Star liner.
Klein will come at once to Washington, and it was declared by
Senator William Alden Smith today, chairman of the subcommittee of
Investigation, that he believed he would be able to shed valuable light
on the disaster. The exact nature of the testimony expected from
Klein, Senator Smith would not state.
Senator Smllh said that Klein had appeared in Cleveland yesterday,
that he had made statements to City Editor Sam Anderson, of the Cleve
land Leader, that he had made like statements to the Hungarian consul,
that ho had been closely examined and bad remained unshaken.
TAFT MACHINE TO
IKE LAST STAND
IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Administration to Make Des
perate Effort to Win at
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
The last stand of the Taft ma
chine Is to be made In New Hamp
shire and Massachusetts. The formor
State will decide on Tuesday between
Roosevelt and Taft. and the Admin
istration forces ore making- an even
more desperate flRht than they put
up In Nebraska, because they want It
to influence Massachusetts.
The headquarters of both factions
are a good deal In the air about New
Hampshire. On the whole, the re
ports to the Itoosevelt people are
more encouraging In tone: but noth
ing like real confidence Is expressed
from either side
Lost week saw three States, all of
them confidently claimed, at a recent
date, for Taft, swlnR Into the Itoose
velt column. Oregon has instructed
Its solid delegation for Roosevelt,
and so has Nebraska. In Nebraska,
Roosevelt Rot more votes than Taft
and La Follotto together, on the face
of Incomplete, but very representa
tive returns to date.
The West Virginia fight was settled
by the action of thirty counties that
held their conventions yesterday and
gave Roosevelt a tremendous indorse
ment. Every congresslon district ex
cept the first has been carried for
Roosevelt, and it will be for him by
a big majority if he carries Ohio
county, which Is yet to have its con
vention. In the face of the big swoop
in other counties, tho Taft people do
not seriously hope now to save It, al
though they did, earlier, claim It as
certain Taft territory.
Bourne and Brown Fail.
Two United States Senators appear to
have failed of rcnominatlon Jonathan
Bourne In Oregon and Norrls Brown in
Nebraska. There seems little doubt of
the defeat of Bourne, whose leading op
ponent, Ben Selling, Is holding an ap
parently Bafe lead so far as returns
have come In. In Nebraska Senator
Brown loses, because ho had become
known as a progressive, with Btrong
personal leaning toward President Taft.
The State was determined to repudiate
everything with the Taft brand on it,
and apparently Senator Brown has gone
down before the wave of protest against
tho Administration. Returns thus far,
however, are very meager, and It Is not
Impossible that they may be reversed
later. Mr. Brown was opposed by Con
gressman George W. Norrls, an original
Insurgent, the man who repeatedly led
lights against Cannon and the Cannon
leglme, and who wo more of thoce
fights than any other man.
The people of Nebraska testified their
sentiments toward Norrls two years
ago, when in the face of a Democratic
landslide they re-elected him to the
House by a majority larger than the
nm nf all the majorities he had re
ceived In three preceding elections
Against Mr Norm, ex-Uovernor
Shallengerger is probably nominated by
the Democrats The State will be close
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Summoned to Appear.
On the strength of this, Senator
Smith requested United States At
torney Oenman. at Clevoland, to sum
mon Klein to appear. Attorney Gen
eral Wlckersham approved this
course, at the suggestion of Senator
Smith, and Denman wired to Senator
Smith today that ho had carried out
The scene of the investigation by
a subcommittee of the Senate Com
mittee on Commerce has been trans
ferred from Now York to Washing
ton, and at 10:30 o'clock Monday
mornl.ng. In the large caucus room of
the Senate office building, the taking
of testimony will be resumed and ef
forts made to tear away the veil of
mystery that still hides the grim
tragedy of tho sea which sent the
Titanic and hundreds of brave souls
to the bottom of the ocean.
Senator Smith returned from New
York last night and Senator Newlands
has also returned. Senator Reed of
Missouri, who Is a member of the
Commerce Committee, though not of
the subcommlttqe, and who attended
a part of tho hearings In Now York,
reached here last night.
This afternoon a special car. In charge
of Col. Dan Ranswell, scrgoant-at-arms
of the Senate, left New York en route
to Washington. It Is filled with thirty-two-
surviving members of the crew of
the Titanic, who have been summoned
to testify before the committee. Tho
car will arrive here late this evening.
Stewards and waiters.
These men are largely stewards and
waiters. They have been specially se
lected. Officers of the Government, Se
cret Service men, picked upon these
witnesses as tho ones who will be able
to give the most valuable Information
to the Senate committee.
A witness of much Importance who
has been summoned to appear here at
the hearing tomorrow Is Major Arthur
Peuchen, of Toronto, who has made
statements reflecting In severe terms on
J. Bruce Ismay, and has brought the
responsibility for the disaster directly
homo to the White Star Company. Ma-'
jor Peuchen will be here tomorrow.
The other witnesses called for tomor
J. Bruce Ismay, president of the Inter
national Merchant Marine.
P. A. S. Franklin, vice president of
the White Star Company.
Harold S. Bride, wireless operator on
H. T. Cottam, wireless operator on
C. H. Llghtoller, third officer of the
II. J. Plttman, third officer of tho
J. G. Boxhall, fourth officer of tho
H. G. Lowe, fifth officer of the Ti
tanic. The subcommittee has served sub
poenas on a largo number of the surv
iving passengers, but there will be no
hurry about bringing thorn to Washing
ton. Quartermaster Htchcns, of the Titanic,
who was Just getting off to Europe on
the Lapland yesterday afternoon, and
who was arrested and brought back
under orders sent by wlroless, will be
here. Ho Is said to have been at tho
wheel when the Titanic struck.
The Important fact was learned today
from Senator Smith that while 181 mem
bers of tho crew of the Titanic have
been allowed to depart for Europe on
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