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EL PASO, TEXAS,!
Fair tonigrht and Sunday;
April 20, 1912 32 Pj
FOUR SECTIONS TODAY
iDERO ABANDONS STATE
OF SU TO REBELS
"Withdraws All Troops to Mexico City Before Leaving,
the Federals Release Prisoners and These Men Loot
and Shoot in State Capital Rebels Take Navo-
loto and Are Then Driven Out by the Fed-
fc erals, but Now Have It Againt
Culiacan, Sinaloa, April IS (by raaiL)
Like Chihuahua, Slnalot is now com
pletely In rebel bands. Rush orders
tame from Madero yesterday to pull
out every soldier from Sinaloa, concen
trating towards Merlco City, both fed
erates and state troops, and all who
could be rounded up were entrained
and moved oat 'When the sun went
down Culiacan, the state capital, had not
a soldier, nor a policeman, nor a gov
ernment employe of any kind, every
government man from the highest to
the lowest having1 resigned, and the
city was waiting with intense anxiety
the entrance of the rebels, whose ap
pearance in force before the city sev
eral times superior to the available sol
diers for the defence doubtless decided
Madero to call in the troops, to put
them where they might do some good
rather than have them slaughtered
Terra Ixyoted by Prisoners.
When the troops entrained from here
for Mazatlan, to-go to Mexico Jity. tney
eft so hurrledfy that many of 'their
guns were abandoned. One of their last
acts was to open tne jail aoors ana
send word to the rebels on the nearby
mils that Culiacan belonged to them
any time they wished to occupy it
Prinoners Get Gnus.
The escaped prisoners found some
guns and made a few disturbances, one
of them being killed by citizens and an
other wounded while trying to loot
portion of the city until the tequila
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they drank got in its work, after which
extemporized policemen took them m
hand. , I
A citizen's committee went out to the
rebel camp towards Culiacanclto to
make some agreement to avoida the j
iooting or tne city ana me mwuiudk
it is reported tne reDeis oe
manded $35,000 and a, full hour of loot
ing. Several American houses have the
American flag up. So far there are no i
reports of outrages against foreigners.
Governor Xe. 11.
The state legislature elected Felipe
Rh eros, of Mocorito, governor on the
10th All he did was to become No. 11
in the list since last May and drop into
When the flight of the troops gar
risoning the city began, all civil em
ployes began to resign, and by the time
the last vestige of military power had
disappeared there was not a single em
ploye of the state, federal or district
government in Culiacan, at least no
body would acknowledge he was a
government employe, and all had re
signed. The city was aolutely with
out government and fear and alarm
The public does not yet know wbethsr
the rebel who now hold the state are
Pascnalistas. Zapatistas, Tasquistas or
what, nor does the rank and tile of
these rebels themselves. All they
know is that a despicably weak state
government has fallen.
State VeJanteera Impressed.
About half the troops in Sinaloa
now called to Mexico City consisted ef
Tepic volunteers, part of a body of
1000 men offered by Martin Esplnoza,
the Maderista jefe who took that terri
tory for Madero last May and has been
In command of it ever since, inter
rupted only twice by mutinies in his
His offer was to send this 1000 men
to combat Zapata in Morelos, but by
the time he got 700 together the situ
ation in Sinaloa had gone beyond con
trol and Madero asked him to allow
this force to be used in Sinaloa, where
It has done good service. Trouble got
so thick in Tepic that Esplnoza was un-
lT.. .. ..A.M..1.&.. Via 1 AAA .,.,,1 Ib.ak a.
SSi frnm Usvstlttn hail tn T.A cav. ti !
M hold Tepic In their absence. Ma-
uan was taken by Justo Tirado, and
aaoensia governor oi ainaioa was
Some Telnateera Desert.
Culiacan had 200 or 300 state volun
teers, who had enlisted for the local
row, and they are not very happy over
this move, which throws them into the
war game where there will be real
fighting. Most of them were of the
government hanger-on class, the masses
having never been reached by the call
nrt V0f1U5htrSuntfn0theWmnSr,vd3: '
out of sight until the military train
Wt. did so. at least those, who feared
the wrath of the rebels in the state
less than the prospect of fighting
abroad, but whichever way they turned
TWO HUNDRED DROWN
IN MISSISSIPPI FLOOD
Jacksen. Miss, -April 29. Report reached here today that 209 persons
have been drowned In Bolivar cennty, Mlsa by the flood that swept through
that aeetlen when the river dikes broke near BeHlah. Bolivar eeonty Is
covered vrlth water and efforts to verify the reports are meeting -with
The reports declare many white persens were swept avray by the delnge.
Gov. Brewer was advised there are 8,66ft refagees la camp at Cleveland
and that the feed supply will last less than 24 heHrs.
FIFTKKX DROWN NBU.R BEXOIT.
Greenville, Miss., April 20. Fif te ea persons are known to have been
drowned near Benelt. In the flood t hat en me from the levee break be
tween Beaolt aad BeHlah, MIfts. The lss of life In the delta, It is believed,
will reach 2S.
TOWN USD 8R 'WATBR,
Tallalah, lja AprM 2ft Water .Irsm the Deg Tail Cravasse la the Mis
sissippi river eenttnucd te rise here today. The town Is InHndated frets two
te 10 feet deep.
Stf s Herald Is Best Of All
Hagerman, Ida., Aprif 10, 1912.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I take several papers, but The El Paso Herald is the bat ef all
It is the best paper that I ever subscribed for, and I have always
taken many papers.
We couldn't live up here in the north if we didn't take the El Paso
The funny part is a never ending source of pleasure to the little
Wishing you success to continue
is doing, I am, v
J. M. Pawky.
the outlook did not seem cheerful to
Rebel Band Fighters.
Gen. Franco had .appeared near Culia
can with a force that has the reputation
of having pushed the government forces
out of every zone in which it has ap
peared, crushing them or absorbing
them in its triumphant march. Gen.
Franco was the second in command un
der Juan Banderas, who took Sinaloa
for Madero, and whose persecution by
Madero, Influenced by intrigues of Ban
dera's enemies, caused Franco to re
volt and start the campaign which has
ended with the state entirely out of
Rebels Take Navolato.
At 2:30 a. m., on the 9th, Navolato
was attacked by some 500 rebels under
Gens. Francisco Qulntero and Manuel
Vega, a very spirited assault being
made, accompanied by & dynamite crew,
who struck terror into the defenders,
exploding bombs against their build
ing. The garrison consisted of only 35
men, of the Tepic ruralet At the end
of a half hour of lively 3Ehting on
both sides, with two of the e?u isoa
dead and several rebels wounded, the
captain in charge of the garrison gave
the command for abandoning the de
fence, every man to take to the "brush
and make for Culiacan on his own
hook. The rebels chased them awhile
and captured 14. The captain himself
was wounded, but the military train
that came out with federates and ru
rales from Culiacan at S:30 to retake
Navolato picked him up at Aguaruto,
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more man ji mues xrora , ae
having limped that far. In peon clothes,
still carrying his carbine and the few
cartridges he had left
Federals Retake the Town.
The reDeis gave themselves over to
looting and drinking as soon as the
garrison dispersed, apparently perfectly
certain that no effort wouira be maae to
molest them, thinking this was the last
move before going to attack -Culiacan.
Practically all the available force in
Culiacan was sent out on the train to
retake Navolato. A cattlegoard had j
been burned In front of .uo de veraugo,
about two miles from Navolato. where
the Culiacan forces, under a federal
colonel, detrained and marched in heavy
formation down the track to the at-
The Rebels Scattered.
About a mile from Navolato they ran
1 V t" outDOSt f tj16 rebels and about j , nese returned this morning reporting
100 shots were red roftlng this out- that none was , that neighborhood,
post which rushed into the disorderly To tne south no movement of the fed
mob of rebels In Navolato now well . erals north is noticeable, except for
advanced in 'its orgy. Panic spread . scouting parties in the vicinity of
among them and they all decamped j Conejos,
across the river and took td the brush, , -RVnm u-hat t-nn f th ni.no
the federales pushing them with a hot i
fire. Very little resistances was at- j
SffiPSJjf ? SSeT1
with them the 1 prtoonerBthey toOK
Sff-e'S.iSn.Bu.h th. '
brash as far as Lo de erdugo and re- .
ports indicate that 38 were killed, in
cluding two women in Cofradia, and
one or two noncombatants and some
prisoners were taken.
Campaign ef Fire.
The federal expedition burned the
home of Gen. Qulntero, at Cofradia,
across the Culiacan river from Navolato,
and the word went out that all houses
of rebels or rebel sympathisers were
going to be dynamited and burned by
the government and a general exodus
to the brush began. Hundreds of fam
ilies in the villages from Culiacanclto
down the valley; I Colorada. Cofra
ia de San Pedro, Sauceda, El Tanque,
Cofradia de los Qulntero, Bolson, Li
moncito, Pachimeto and Otameto, gath
ered all their portable household goods
and took refuge in the woods, following
l the retreat of the rebels
The residents of Cofradia de los
Qulntero and Lo de Verdugo had an in
sight into tne way Madero is securing
"volunteers" for the federal army this
week. "When the fight at Navolato
Mnoday shifted across the river to
Cofradia, it raged around the village
and. naturally enveloped the houses of
many non combatants. Among these
were the homes of Juan Valenznela and
Jose Lopez, both well known as con
stant workers who never had anything
to do wiin eitner tne maaerlsta or the
present revolution. The latter was a
at Lo T VertugoTadjoining
thl, nlac irhere he has bnln
SSf-;. ?rvSav for a " ,n St"
tendance c -ry day for a year.
The federsJes dragged these two men
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The Herald and all the good it
Replies to Note of State De
partment and Asks Recog
nition. SAYS LIBERALS ARE
(By Phil McLaughlin.)
Chihuahua, Mex.. April 20. In order
to manifest his desire for a strict ad
herence to the requests made on htm
by the state department from Wash
ington several days ago. Gen. Pascnal
Orosco has directed a reply which has
been given out by Gonzalo C. Knrjle,
the reply being transmitted to the
state department at Washington.
In the telegram Orozco endeavors to
make clear his attitude toward Amer
icans and foreigners in general, both
as regards their lives ana interests,
which he guarantees on behalf of him
self and subordinates.
Good Order Maintained.
He mentions that the legislature of
the laws as laid down by statutes, and
that every public service instrument
covering the post office department
railroads and telegraph lines, is being
operated" faithfully, that the troops
allied with the Liberal cause are or
ganized and disciplined and subject to
the laws and customs of war. That
in the territory occupied by them
reigns perfect order and morality and
with respect to life and property, as
can be certified to by the various I
out also that no
anarchy or abnormal conditions exists
and. that every city and town in the
reDel territory is presided over by
capable political officials, civil and
judicial judges, who expedite justice.
The whole tone of the telegram
throughout is vastly different from
that sent out by the Madero govern
ment several days ago in answer to the
state department's request that Amer
icans and foreigners be given natural
considerations. The note by Orosco is
more or less submissive, and at the
une time Gen. Orozco makes the re-
quest that recognition be given his
cause- x 1
Federals Make Xo Move. j
It was reported that a large body of
federals was seen in the vicinity of
San Sostenes and a col limn of rebel
was sent to scour the neighborhood,
ar the rebels no earlv move toward
tne south is anticipated. They still j
W . , Pf ,bitwoen
Rellano and Escalon and so far as it
J.r.t5lnJ:d'..- "i .m??ln.? " I
there seems to be a waiting game.
Play "Waiting Game
With the federals there is a similar
game going on. They evidently ex
pect the rebels to move south to meet
them, in this event it will be some
weokH nmhohiv h.fn mnth,- h.itia
occurs, and the one who waits longest ! abl' to be anticipated from his engag
will stand the best chance of winning ! " in such contest The cost of sucA
xhe railroad bridges lying between i examination and certificate shall be'
Jimenez and Chihuahua, which have Pa,d y the person examined; the cer-
Oeen destroyed from time-' to time '
within toe past three weeks, are pro
tected by small squads of men. Each
vital point on the division between
ne two cities is guarded by bodies of
men. It is said that the destruction of
.nese bridges has been caused by a
mall band of men who came overland
from OJlnaga in the interests of Gen.
Sanjines and CoL Jose de la Cruz
Sanchez and that it has since dis
appeared entirely. All in all the situ
ation from Escaion south to Juarez on
the north is peaceful, and quiet re
cruiting for the rebel bands continues
daily and the numbers being enroled,
while not large, ane seemingly on the
Plenty of Ammunition.
The officials state that they are re
ceiving an abundance of ammunition
and fire arms and that they are well
satisfied with the progress they are
making from day to day. The sup
posed strong anti-American feeling of
the past month seems to have disap
peared entirely, the Mexicans seeming
to realize that the United States has no
designs on their country.
Federals Near Conejos Repair Tracks.
(By Associated Press)
Jimenez, Mex., April 20. That Gen.
Huerta has not abandoned his plan of
sending at least a portion of his army
north by the railroad, was Indicated by
reports received today by Gen. Salazar.
Last night a force of federals esti
mated at 1500 was seven miles below
Conejos acting as an escort to an out
fit doing some track repairing.
Orders to Gens. Campos and Argu
melo at Escalon to hold their positions,
have not been changed.
WAS A GENERAL ONE
Washington, D. C April 20. The boxlni rrffl7tnt,nS , ny
crder Issued to the El Paso recruiting E,xa" bounty in This state h-n 1tf-S-station
by the adjutant general's de- ?,! ""H.i? ,. 'iLfif10 hai1' D5"
partment to "recruit actively and ac- l.tv tSnS. 5 ..IS?"' Pa? to tIie
eept freely for all branches of the !!?!y!l f, 7LL?UCn cunty a :
service." wr a general order and w ' ien'e fee of "ve ?r centum of the
wa a ireneral order and was '
lUreerlttlng s?ions "n The j
sent to all
ap Showing Location Of Titanic At the
Time It Collided With the Iceberg
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STOCKDWNERS ROOSEVELT IS
COMPLAIN AT WINNER IN
New Mexico Legislature Is
Asked to Intercede The
IS BEING CHOKED
Santa Fe, X. It. April 30. Six hun
3red citisens of Espanola and vicinity
complained to the legislature of the
hardships imposed on them by the
Santa Clara Indians, who exact a
charge of a dollar a head every time
the cattle of the settlers want to drink
in the Santa Clara river and interfere
with the driving of cattle across the
Santa Clara reservation to the range
in the Jemez mountains. The petition
asks for a law to compel the Indians to
fence their lands and to permit free
passage for livestock over them.
The house by a vote of 41 to four
passed a bill by speaker Baca appro
priating $150,000 for an addition to tha
capltol building at Santa Fe and ,also
a bill providing for the paving of all
the streets around the capltol and the
plaza at Santa Fe.
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xue uuuoe .uyvuni lc !" "-
Senate FaBsrm Bills.
The senate passed, the livestock
biand bill Introduced by senator Pan-
key nl which will reduce the recorded
tattle brands from 3S.0OO to 12.000.
Among the bills introduced were two
anti-white slave acts, an anti-gambling
act an act regulating the "fees
to be charged by the secretary of state,
an act requiring railroads to file theit
schedules with the corporation com
mission, an act creating a separate dis
trict attorney's district out of McKla
ley county, an act appropriating ?lx,
000 to be placed at vhe disposal of the
governor for emergencies along the
Mexico border and an act to create a
normal school at Clovis.
The Prize Flsrht Measure.
Tha hous of renresentatlvee of v
Mexico passed the Tripp prise fight
bill by a vote of 29 to 17. The bill
provides as follows: '
Section l. That boxing contests held
and conducted under and in. accord-
ance with the Marquis of Queensbury
rules, and In which the participants
wear on their hands boxing gloves of
not less than five ounces each in
weight may be held in this state; pro
vided, that the length of any such con
test shall not exceed 45 rounds; and
provided further, that every such cs;
tost Khali h halri In .t.vlu n.n
enclosure, not leas than. Ohree ropes.
and a sliVeTSSg Xor oTPB
les than one-half Inch.
. Sec. A Before engaging in any box.
ing contest each participant shall sub
mit himself to an examination by two
reputaole physicians of the County in
which the contest is to take place, and
shall obtain from them a certificate,
signed by both of such physicians certi
fying that his physical condition is
such that no danger to him is reason
"cie snau do aeiiverea to tne snem.
of the county in which the contest is
to be held, not more than twenty-four
(24) hours before the contest is to be
gin, and the examination herein pro
vided for shall be made not more than
twenty-four (24) hours before th con
test is to begin.
Mast Be Examined.
Sec. 3. Whoever shall engage in a
boxing contest in any county in this ',
state wttnout first, not more than
twenty-four (24) hours before such
contest is advertised to begin, having
submitted himself to an examination
by two .reputable physicians of the
county in which the boxing contest is
to be held, and having obtained from
them a written certificate signed by
both of such physicians certifying that
:ls physical condition it, such that no
-tanger Is reasonably to be anticipated
-rom his engaging in such a contest,
shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor and upon cinviction thereof
shall be fined not more than $1,060.00
or imprisoned in the county Jail for a
period of not exceeding six (S) months.
.-sec. . wnoever snail sell, trade or
elv wv or h.ii v mr ii ,h-
or Hve awav. IntnxfcaHne- r.i 1wh1S?
liquor within any hall, building or en
closure within which a boxing contest
Is being held, shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemeanor and upon conviction
thereof shall be fined not more than
$1,000.00 or imprisoned in the county
Jail for a period of not exceeding sis
Sec. 5. Any person or persons man
aging, promoting or conducting any
boxing contest of more than 2e
rounds in any of the counties in the
state shall, before such contest shall
oe begun, payi to the county treasurer
of such county a license fee of $1,090.00,
Must Pay License Pee.
Sea 6. Any person or net-sons man-
ccn-e lee r "ve Pr centum of the
gross gate receipts of such contest. Pro-
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nvrjai- et' . :r rir
Believed to Have Carried
Every District Also Car
ries State of Oregon.
CLARK BIG BOOST
Omaha. Neb.. April 20. Col. Roose
velt seems te. have been the favorite
of the Republicans in the. statewide
presidential preference primaries held
in Nebraska yesterday, and Indications
are that Champ Clark was the choice
of the Democrats.
It' is believed that Roosevelt has car
ried every district and that progressive
delegates hare been selected both by
districts and at large.
Due to the late closing of the polls,
only about one-seventh of the vote. It
Is estimated, has been counted, but the
returns"- received thus far are from so
many different sections of the stats
that they are believed to show the
general trend of the voting.
Supporters of Harmon practically
abandoned hope at daybreak today,
when returns from Douglas county of
second district in wnich Omaha Is lo
cated showed that the Ohio, governor's
I SireUKUl UCrC UU uwu fetCAtaj wvv
-.tlmated hv them. -
Clark supporters were surprised
srreatlv bv his showing in the first dls
trict in which Mr. Bryan resides. That
was thought to be a Wilson district
Clark Carries State.
There remains but little doubt but
that Clark has carried the first fifth
and probably the sixth districts and
the state at large.
As In most precincts the heads of
the tickets were counted first there
still is doubt as to the winners in the
races for nominations to nhe lower
Early reports gave former gov
ernor Aahton C. Shallenberger a
lead over his three opponents for the
Democratic nomination for United
States " senator. The two Republican
aspirants for the senatorial nomina
tion, Norrls Brown and George W.
Norris, insurgent leader -of the last
house, seemed to be running neck and
Meager, returns received on the gu
bernatorial nominations indicate that
Chester H. Aldrich. the present incum
bent Is leading Jesse S. Newton for
tbe Republican nomination. Richard L.
Metcalfe and John H. Morehead. rival
Democratic candidates, showed about
OREGON INLINE FOR
Portland, Ore.. April 20. Under the
presidential preference primaries held
yesterday, Theodore Roosevelt is the
choice of the KJ publican voters of Ore
gon. He carried two-thirds of the coun
ties of, the state.
Senator Robert M. La Follette car-
ried Multnomah county, where one-
totA r-o.iHr,, Tatt rr,ri ht in
ounn oi l pu)uiion oi '
of the 3 counties, running a poor
third "in Multnoham.
Under the Oregon system, the 10
aeiegaies sent to tne uepuoiican na- . the remarkable calminess of passengers
tional convention at Chicago are in- I aj v " cla
structed to vote for Roosevelt ti .' r j. j
Thomas McCusker. la .Kollette's ! lp litanies fate already has result
campaign manager in Oregon, leads ' ed in action by the trans-Atlantic lines
the ticket among the candidates for to insure liners taking a course far to
deK It' i ,.. .W.W-- .,!.. , r.r- i the south, where the iceberg danger will
It was in the cow counties of Ore- i, . tv .. -
gon that Roosevelt mace his strongest no 'n?- be present The lines, it is
run, with La Follette second. Through announced, have agreed on a new "long"
the thickly populated Williamette val- i conrFc. which dips far to the south of
ley district Roosevelt also led. the Titanic's course.
vniiott'. Vi.it tn Pnrti.nj Tn..t9y Lapt. bmith for toliowincr the ocean
night when he addressed an immense
audience is considered to have given
mm .Muiinoman couniy. v nerever no
Democratic Raee Close. I
For the Democratic honors Woodrow
Wilson and Champ Clark are running I
close, with Wilson in the lead. The j
2EE& o?ttChe,Scon,naXly "" ' I
In the Republican congressional race
n. c nawiey, now representing toe j
first district has - been renominated,
progressive, has been nominated in
the second district over W. R. Ellis, his
closest opponent Bills has served sev
eral terms in congress.
tne result m tne tnira district is
still in doubt w:
Ith the contest between
A. W. Lafayette, incumbent and C V.
Gantenbeln. This district comprises
BenJ. Selling apparently baa won the
nomination on the Republican ticket
for the United States senatorial can
didacy over Jonathan Bourne, jr. While
Bourne carried Multnomah county by
a small number of votes, the state is
running heavily in Selling's favor.
Dr. Harry Lane is believed to have
secured the Democratic nomination for
the senatorial candidacy, but returns
In the Democratic senatorial races are
ARE FOR ROOSEVELT
Springfield. I1L. April 20. The Re-
nublican state convention of Illinois I
vosteroav eieciea eiam aeieKaies at i
larwe to the Republican national con
vention and instructed them "to do
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HIM VICT1MS0F THE
TITANIC DISASTER, 163
Total Number of Survivors 705 All Being "Well Carefl
For in New York Senate Committee Probing the
Cause of the Disaster Peeves J. Bruce Ismay,.
the Man Whom Senator Rayner Says Is
Responsible For Wreck of Titanic.
New York. N. Y., April 20. Nearly a week has passed since the
Titanic, greatest marine achievement in the history of the world, sank in mid
ocean and much of her story still is untold.
The number of dead probably will never be exactly determined, inas
much as the complete passenger list went down wkh the vessel. The number
of survivors is fixed at 705 by the report of captain Rosiron, of the Carpathia.
The White Star line officials believd.-the death list totaled approximately 1635.'
The narratives gathered piecemeal from the liner's survivors pay a tribute
without precedent to the bravery of the men and women of these modern days,
a bravery of impulse, unstudied, unassuming" and instinctively alike in steerage
passenger, stoker and millionaire.
By common consent the churches
tomorrow for a reverent consideration
Plenty of Relief Faaas.
As to tbe needs of the living, ample
provision is rapidly being made. The
relief funds being gathered in New York
and London already total well up in
the hundreds of thousands. Most of
the steerage passengers who reached
New York distraught mad penniless
have already come to realize tbe gen
erosity and hospitality of America.
Clad, fed and housed, they will be given
ample time to recover from the shock
of their experience and will start their
life in the new world with ample funds
and kindly adtice of excellent counsel
lors The most complete storv of the Ti-taai'-'s
fate yet obtained is being rapid
ly gMbered "in New York by the mem
bers of the senate investigating com
mittee. The committee has already listened to
the testimony of J. Bruce Ismay. man
aging director of the White Star line;
captain Rostron. of the Carpathia;
Charles W. Lightholder. second officer
of the Titanic, and others. '
The witnesses called for today's ses
sion included H. J. Pittman. third offi- !
cer of the Titanic: J. G. Roxhall. fourth '
officer; G. Lowe, also in an official po
sition on the Titanic, and 15 of the
The committee has the assist ancp of
George Uhier. chief of the United t.ns
steamboat inspection service, and Tru
man H. Newberry, who was secretarv of
the navy under Theodore Roosevelt. "
Officer All Bid Their Dutr.
The burden of testimony presented
emphasizes the unquestioning faith of
the THanir nfft-ore In fco c;l- ,M-
l"c niv i i rcv-rs in ner unsinK.ioie
"ra?erJ -th recklessness of steaming .
, "ill speed through a sea where danr-
! oi.- icebergs were known to threaten and
' wne m which he met disaster. Ho-1
snowed caution, according to the navel
hvdrosrraphers, in steering a course
"" the " f regular southern
The northern course, used bv vessels
from Julv to Januarv, crosses the
Orand Bn'nks in latitude 45 north, four
- her north than the southern
or long course, in which the Titanic
mci, its mw. ine -iiianic was do miles
south of the regular southern couKe aad
Great Boat Would Extend From Transfer Station to
the Y. M. C. A. Total Tonnage Would Make Up
43 Freight Trains of 30 Cars Each Pass
engers Would Fill Three Solid
Trains of Day Coaches.
Some figures on the
ocean's biggest ship which foundered
"" "-- """. n. u"- --ew
Foundland coast, have (torn comnilpil
for Herald readers, to give them an
Idea of its immensitv.
The boat was S2 feet long, which is
equal to the distrance from the front
of the Sheldon hotel, north up Oregon
street to north corner of Hotel Lin
den, or from tne fansfer station tu
me 1 ai. t . .A
ire neijrhth from th kul th
top of tn captain s house was 105 feet
a. little hig'i.r than from the street to
k li! - .Vi nl"ln story ot tne Alius
.-u.u,., iAiicr( man txiiy uiuer uuiitv-
ing in El Paso.
The distance from the Titanic's keel
to the top of her smokestacks was 175
feet. Jo feet greater than from the I
street to the top of the Mills building.
which is 150 feet from the street to '
tne top at tne Oregon- Plaza corner.
ine total tonnage displacemtr
the Titanic was 66,000 tons, equ
lsov rreurnt cars, of 50 tons f.-u
which is the average. As the average
freight train in this part of the coun
try seldom runs over 30 cars, this
would make up 43 average freight
The Titanic carried 3340 people, pas
sengers and crew. The biggest passen
coaches (day coaches) of the present
day seat an average of 80 people front
74 to 88 they run. It would thus re
quire 30 such coaches to haul the
number of people on board the Titanic.
The Sunset limited and the Golden
State limited passing through JBX Paao.
carry nine cars each, so that it wouM
require three trains, one coach longer
than either the Golden State or the
Sunset limited to haul all the people
who were on the Titanic, and this
would only give them seat space. If
baggage and dining cars were carried,
it would take more than four trains
to nanaie tnem all.
The floor space on the Titanic ould I
of the world will set aside their pulpits
of the disaster and for mourning for
was even in danger of collision with
Caaage" In Routing Steamers.
Tbe new route eastbonnd provides
that steamships shall dip to latitude
38-20on the first third ot their course.
The loss of time on the new course will
be about nine hours for a 24 knot boat.
Boats of the Olympic class may be 11
or 14 hours longer in crossing. They
will gain, however, in having clear
Isidor Straus, millionaire New- T rk
merchant, who was a pusng-r rm
board the "unsinkable" $10.Co0,0u0 Ti
tanic, and died with his faithful wife,
who refused to leave him.
weather most of the time, avoiding de
lays from fogs.
There was some criticism among the
survivors of the Titanic's crew's inabil
ity to handle the lifeboats. Albert Ma
jor, steward on the Titanic, admitted
thai there had been no, boat drills and
that the lifeboats were poorly handled.
"One thing comes to my Blind above
all etee," he said. ""We of the crew
realized at the start of the trouble that
we were unorganised and, although
every man 'did his best, we were hin-
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aggregate more than the floor space a
I the Mills, the Roberts-Banner, the R.o
v-riimc ana toe AJnenca uaiul uuiiu
The launching of the Titanic oc
curred at Belfast on May 31. 1911
The rudder, which was operated elec
trically, weighs 100 tons, the an-hon
li 1-2 tons each, the center (turbine
propeller 22 tons, and each of the twc
"wing" propellers 38 tons each The-o
J were more than 200 side lights anl
!). .. ii-. nKitA -nm, nK
Three million rivets (weighing ab. it
1200 tons) held the solid platts of
sieei logemer. iu insure staDlllty :a
binding the heavy plates in the doj.
ble bottom, half a million rivets,
weighing about 270 tons, were used.
The sitting rooms of some suites
were 15x15 feet.
The restaurant had a nnvrfre i -
jH It JIHi'
! Hi , dm&Mm'
ier. private promenade deck on the star
nt on ; board side used exclusively bv ,i
na! to patrons. Adjoining it was a rece'pton
room, wnere aosts ana hostesses could
meet their guests before going into t..e
Two private promenades were co
".tff? Witnt tne two most luxurious
Si,,iS?Jn lhe Ship" Tne sults e-e
situated about amidships, one on
eitber side of the vessel, and each wa
bout 50 feet long. One of the sun
comprised a sitting room, two bed
rooms, and a bath. The Astors lad th 4
Theae ornate promenades wer ex
pensive luxuries. The cost fleured ,
omeUUnglike $40 a front foot for
a six days- voyage. Thev ith t ,
ere the mpst expensive transatlantic
accommodation yet offered One of
them, together with a sen anfs rooni
at S430 for one or two person Th
-!.'. " tea oy tne fact th.t
a similar suite without the oi IV,
O aim .. li. . " - "'- -V LH.tL
for j;300. "wut the porCl. soW