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MT. VERNON, 0., FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1912 No. 32
Only 328 Of' Titanic's Cabin Pass
Wreck News Is Suppressed AH Efforts To Secure Details
Of What Happened On Hoard White Star Linerjo
Thrilling Moments That Followed When Ship's Doom
Was Made Known Are Thwarted By Officers fin
Board Carpathia, Which Is Due Tomorrow
THE LATEST FIGURES.
New York, April 18. The list
of cabin passengers of the Tl-
tanic saved and missing, as
amended by the addition of
names to the list of survivors, is
Saved First cabin, 203; sec-
ond cabin, 129. Total, 332.
Missing First cabin, 155; sec-
ond cabin, 198. Total, 353.
This adds 44 names to the list
of saved. It indicates also that
400 or more of the steerage and
crew are safe.
New York, April 18. Latest wire
less leturns from the Carpathia in
dicate that the roll of the saved
trom the Titanic disaster Is now
complete. It is now practically defi
nitely known that only 332 of the
685 cabin passengers of the Titanic
are safe on board the rescue ship.
The 353 cabin passengers whose
names have not appeared In the lists
sent ashore by wireless must prob
ably be conceded as among the 1,312
lives which the collision of the 'mam
moth new steamer with an Iceberg
off the Newfoundland banks Sunday
night it believed to have taken.
Thousands of hopeful hearts were
turned to despairing ones when the
announcement was made that the
United States cruisers Chester and
Salem had relayed the names of the
cabin passengers aboard the Carpa
thian to the government wireless
station at Newport.
Ueyond even the mystery of how
the mammoth Titanic met her fate,
anotlie; mystery, evolved by the
events of tho jmst three days, forcod
itself to the front.
Within Wireless Zone.
Although the' rescue ship Carpathia
-was within the zone of wireless com
munication for hours and both shore
stations and relaying ships were able
to obtain from her long lists of sur
vivors anions the steerage passen
gers, and to send and receive numer
ous short messages from and to prl
Tate Individuals, not a word of mat
ter deesorlptlve of the manner In
which the steamer received her
death blow, or how those on board
the doomed liner comported them
wives in the face of Impending
doom, reached the shore.
Given the names of the first and
second-cabin passengers and the as
surance, which the Carpathia fur
nished, that she had no more of
these to offer, the word of worldwide
.Interest demuuded of the Cunarder
was that which would reveal the
long withheld secret of what took
place on the Titanic decks when It
uecamo known that the fate of the
liner was sealed.
But the word was not spoken. Nei
ther was there any explanation forth
coming In the surviving officers of
the Tltnnle as to how their ship
came to strike tho hidden obstructed
ocean. From the Marconi offices
word came that repeatedly, when the
wireless working conditions wero
practically perfoct, tho Carpathia was
asked to convoy to the waiting world
some Idea of what wero the momen
tous happenings on the Tltanlo In
the terrible three hours and GG mjn
utes between the time when she
struck th Iceberg off the banks and
J. BRUCE ISMAY
Head of White Star Line
Is Among Those Rescued.
Photo by Amc-iicuii I'i-psb Association.
that of her final plunge to the bot
tom. Say Operator Tired.
One explanation was that the wire
less operator of tho Carpathia was
exhausted as a result of his three
days' work at the key. But among
tho list of the rescied on board the
Carpathia is the second wireless op
erator of the Titanic, who might
have been counted upon to relieve
the wearied sender of the Cunarder.
In this disturbing silence, rumors
agitated the city. One of these
placed the loss of lifn at, 2,000, but
there was nothing moro than an un
verified dispatch as authority for the
story. Another which was widely
circulated described the collision of
the Titanic with tlie Iceberg, saying
that the ship at 10-knots spoed
struck so hard that her framework
buckle! and that water ponied In
all the compartuieuts except those in
the midsection. It was a story of
panic and terrible scenes following
instantly on the crash, but the White
Star lino officials said they had re
ceived no such report and gaye It no
A report which persisted, aud
which carried with it some hope for
Jhose who have not seon the names
of lelatlvps or fi lends on the list
given out by the White Star lino,
was that the Leyiand liner Callfot
nian was bringing a few siirvlvors to
Boston, where she Is due tomorrow
Liner Bearing Titanic Survivors Ex
pected to Dock Tomorrow.
Now York, April lS.--AccoidIng to f
the latest advices received by the i
Cunard line, the steamship Curpa- ,
thla, with survivois from tho Titanic,
bhould arilve at Sandy Hook at 4
o'clock this evening and get to the
fcunard pior some time early toinor- I
row morning, assuming weather con
ditions aro such that Captain Hns-
ICEBERGS ADRIFT IN THE PATH OF OCEAN
VESSELS ARE A DANGER TO NAVIGATION
AGAINST WHICH THE WISDOM OF MAN
HAS SO FAR PROVED TO BE FUTILE
New York, April 18 Icebergs, which are uncharted and move from place to place, are a danger to naviga
tion agiiliint which the skill pf man lias proved futile. Various inventions have been made with a view of en
abling tho navigating olliceis of a ship to know if they are approaching an Iceberg, but none of these has prov
ed certain. A sudden fall In the temperature of tho air sometimes indicates the presence or an iceberg, but the
berg may sometimes be npjiroiched without any such fall being noted. The same Is true of changes in the tern
pel attire of the water, and when such changes are noted they are often observed too late to serve as a warning.
There havu been numerous known collisions with icebergs In which the vessels have not been seriously Injured,
in other cases where ships have dlsappealed without leaving a trace it is believed that an iceberg sent them to
v bottom. Until jumuitlilng dufin .tsiH.-'leuiiied outPtCun'iily- surmise 'what happened-to-the Titanic," but
it is believed timt she struck an iceberg a glancing blow, as It is not thought that she would have sunk if she
had struck head-on.
tron of the Carpathia will venture as
tin through Ambrobe channel and up
All icstrictions on malting a (juick '
entry Into port have been removed
by the federal officials. The boat
will not be boarded by customs men
and there will bo no immigration in
spectors. (eno'-al Nelson H. Henry, surveyor
of the port, will have 40 inspectors
at the pier.
Mayor Gaynor sent a letter to Po
lice Commissioner Waldo requesting
him to nuiUe adequate arrangements
for handling the crowds. It Is ex
pected that there will be a great
crowd at tho Cunard pier when tho
Carpathia lands. Under tho rule
mndo by Surveyor Henry; passes
have been Issued only to near rela
tives of the survivors.
At (list there was talk that news
paper reporters would not be per
mitted on the pier, but after talks
between officials of the Cunard lino,
representatives of the White Star
line and government officials, the
understanding was that a lixed num
ber of reporters , from each paper
would be allowed on the pier. Letters
have leen received at the Cunard
line offices protesting against the
presence of reporters on the pier.
One of the letters was sent by .1. P.
Morgan & Company. It was said
that members of the Morgan family,
the Guggenheims and the Astors had
requested the Cunard people to keep
repoiters off the pier.
Franklin Says News of Disaster
Given Out Promptly.
New York. April 18. One of the
persistent reports was to the
that the White Star line knew of the
sinking of the Titanic hours before
the announcement of the fact was
made at the ofllccB of the White Star
line at about 6:30 o'clock on Mon
day evening. P. A. S. Franklin said
when asked about these reports;
"I have denied these reports more
than once. I sav most emphatically
that this line did not have a word of
the sinking of the Titanic until a j
few minutes before it was announced
by me on Monday evening."
ADDED TO LIST
Names of Several Survivors Did
Appear on Tltanlc'3 Books.
New York. April IK. This is a list
ot' those saved by tho Caipathla,
none of whose names Is on the Tl
tanlca' passenger list;
Miss Antoinette, .MIsb Appleranelt,
Edward IS. Camarlon, .Miss llthel
Caisldo, William Chailtou. Miss
Sarah Daniel, Miss Nina llupe M!ss
C. M. HAYES
Grand Trunk President Re
ported Saved From Wreck.
i J. A. Hold, Mine. Olivia Middler.
I Mrs. Mnhnn, Mrs. l.etta Minderson,
' Miss Elian l'otneroy and Mrs. Nora
SAVED BY DREAM
Akron Man Had Premonition and
Canceled Titanic Passage.
London, April 18. Crowds contin
ued to catlier at the White Star of-
' Ac and the police had to be called
upon to relieve the congestion.
Among the Titanic's passenger
was Charles Williams, the profes
sional lacquet champion of the world,
who was on his way to New York U
play Standing, the American cham
pion, for a stake of $5,000.
J. C. Mlddleton, vice president ot
the Akion &. Canton railroad, who
booked on the Titanic on March 23,
told a story of how In a dream on
April :'. he saw the Titanic capsized
In midocean. "The following night,"
laid Mr. Mlddleton, I dreamt exactly
the same thing. The next day I told
my wife and sot eral. friends about It.
Afterwards, on receiving cable ad
vices from America Jhat business
did not icquiro that I "should cross
Immediately, I cauceled tho passago."
Hope Is Blasted.
I Boston, April 18. While officials at
tho local offices of the l.oyland Lino
Steamship company refused to ho
quoted as holding out any hopes, that
au bodies of victims ot tho Ill-fated
Titanic might have been picked up
by the liner Callfornian, which will
dock here some time late Friday
afternoon, there is the faintest hope
tnut such Is the case.
Another Hope Blasted.
St. Johns, N. R, April 18. A story
has been circulating that fishing
schooners lescued some of the Ti
tanic's passengers, but inquiry of ex
perienced mariners eliolts the unani
mous opinion that it Is highly Im
probable any fishing vessels were In
that vicinity at this season of the
Rush Coffins to Scene. '
Halifax, April IS. With 200 coffins
stacked on her forward deck, the
cablo ship Mackay-Bennett sailed to
explore the scene of the foundering
of the Titanic and pick up any float
ing bodies, restoring them to loved
Hayes Among the Rescued.
Halifax. April 18. Confirmation i
has been received here of the rescue
of C. M. Hayes, president of the
Grand Trunk railroad. He and his
wife and daughter are with the other
saved passengers on the Carpathia.
Ottawa, Ont., Apiil 18. The gov
ernment ice-breaking steamer Earl
Grey went on the rocks, presumably
ff the Nova Scotia coast. The gov
ernment steamer Mmto has gone
there. No details have been received
Cardiff, Wales, April IS. An explo
sion of gas wrecked the Trane coal
mine at Gllfachgoch. Rescue parties
removed three bodies of mangled
dead and five injured within a few
hours after the explosion, but could
Itfvo no doilnito estimate of tho dead,
because they could not penetrate all
, the chambers.
From His Lengthy Trip To
Refuses To Discuss Results
Of His Mission
SAYS WELCOME WAS COflDIAL
ieores Senate For Killing Arbitration
Treaties With Amendments Fears
That Embarrassing Situations May
Arise If United States Does Not
Help Weaker Central American
States Help Themselves Believes
Nicaraguan Loan Will Go Through.
Washington, April IS. Secretary
Knox returned to Washington after
a two-months' round of friendly calls
on the republics of Central America
and the Caribbean. The Knox party
arrived at the Washington nay yard
on boatd the president's yacht Sylph:
Secretary Knox declined to com
ment upon the. results his mission
might, have except to make the sin
gle prediction that the senate, will
ratify the Nicaraguan loan conven
tion. Mr. Knox paid his respects to
the senate In connection with the
alteration of the arbitration treaties
by that body since his departure.
The secretary declared, In view of
"extreme care" wh;ch the senate
took to pretent any phase of the
Monroe doctrine from ever being
submitted'' to arbitration, he felt
more than ever convinced of the
..logic and wisdom of the United
States helping the weaker republics
to help themselves to avoid specific
conditions which might prove embar
rassing to the United States,
"It Ifc well
known there have ex-
isted In the United States a small ; William Cowley.
coterie of directly interested persons i
who have been endeavoring to block Riches have wings, and grandeur W
reforms essential to the nrocress of ' a dream Cooper.
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Water color shade, selected stock 25c. Ask to
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TABLE OIL CLOTH
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MATTING AND MATTING RUGS
Have you examined our fine Japanese matting
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One hundred 3x6 fancy matting rugs assorted
Fifty reversible matting rugs 50c.
Large assortment of all size rugs up to 12x15.
eomo of the waiter ropuuiics.
"Whnt effect my visit may have In
permanently improving our relations.
with and ciiii dlt Ions In the countries
I have tlrtltcd, is largely a matter of
conjecture. Tho means through which
the president frit that good results
might be accomplished wero diligent
"It was iliost gratifying to observo
tho genuine friendliness towards and
Interest In the people of Hie United
States In ull the countries I visited'
and tho warmth of Its manifestation
when the real purpose of my mission
AS YOU LIKE IT
B. J. Albright, editor of the Eaton
(O.) itcgister, died from the effects
of an apoplectic stroke.
Kdvard Haughey was killed in a
quarrel over a drink of water at
Youngptown. O., by Mike Karns.
William II. Taft. 02, of Columbus,
no relation to the president, la a can
didate for county commissioner of
The body of W. E. Wilson, coal
dealer, who disappeared from his
home In Hamilton, O., was found in.
the Miami river near that city.
At Huntsvillc, Ala.. Mayor It. E.
Smith, after whipping K. E. Pierce,
editor of the Dally Times, lined him
self S10 and dismissed the editor
when the latter was arraigned before
him for street fighting.
Memphis, Tenn., April 18. Twenty
people were drowned In the floods In.
Chicot county, Ark., according to re
ports received by the government en
gineers here. A rescue party from
Greenville, Miss., has recovered the
bodies of six victims, according to the
reports here. Hundreds of families
are HWng in tiees. Taluha, Ark., is
under P.O feet of water and every
house in the village. It is expected
will be washed away.
I. ?nd R. Resolution Defeated.
Boston, April 18. The resolution
for an Initiative and referendum by
amendment of the Massachusetts
constitution was defeated in the
house by a vote of 14- to 77, lacking
four votes of the necessary two
thirds. Girl's Body Found.
Kent, C. April IS. The body or
Miss Emma (Jetz, member of a promi
nent and wealthy family, who threw
herself into the Cuyahoga river here
about two weeks ago, was found by