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V-~£v* Have you a right to be honorably alive? Maj Arthur Peuchon, Canadian financier and yachtsman, survivor of the Titanic wreck, has. 5 Ordered by a chief officer of the Titanic into one of the lifeboats,
which was manned by but two sailors. Peuchon demanded a written order. He will keep that order as long as he lives. It is his certificate, he says, of his right to be alive. Ismay hasn't any such certificate.
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VOL. IX. NO. 107.
OFFICER CURSED ISMAY AND ORDERED HIM OUT OF BOAT
LINCOLN AND TAFT;
Dr. John Wesley Hill, ardent defender of Taft, has just left us.
He put the president on a pedestal with Washington and Lincoln.
Lent we forget, let's look at the Ballinger case again. Amos
Plnchot, attorney connected with the case on the people's side, and
brother of ex-Forester Plnchot, has Just written a comprehensive
Statement of the whole affair for Pearson's magazine, out today.
It Is a plain lawyer's statement, written without dramatics, and
liiiv.-ii on the records on file in Washington. Here's the summary:
Aug. 18, 1909, Louis Glavis went to Beverly and made a personal
report to Taft, charging that the secretary of the interior, and some
of his subordinates, were in league with the Guggenheims to acquire
a coal monopoly in Alaska.
Sept. 6, Ualligner arrived from Seattle with Oscar Lawler, bitter
personal enemy of Glavis, and legal adviser of interior department.
Spent evening talking over situation with Taft.
Sept. 7 (evening)— Went over records up to 3a. m.
Then Taft's own statement, published much later, that as he
was to -leave for a two months' trip and had six or seven speeches to
prepare, he didn't have time to draw up his decision, bo he requested
Mr. Lawler, to prepare a report as if he were president.
Sept. 7 to 10 —Lawler and Ballinger draw up "whitewash report,"
burning up preliminary drafts.
Sept. 11—Lawler finished report and goes over it on train to
Beverly with Atty. Gen. Wickersham.
Sept. 12—-Taft receives report; re-writes a few paragraphs.
Sept. 13- —Lawler's report published under Taft's signature. Be
gins: "I have examined, the whole record most carefully and have
reached v moat definite conclusion."
Now those records, says Plnchot, occupied 2,000 pages of closely
typewritten pages of reports. No human being could have read them
through In a few hours. Louis O. Hrandeis, one of the best lawyers in
the country and the man who defended CJlavis, snys that It took every
minute of his time for 12 solid days to go through them.
Rumors liegan to get out. Finally congress, on Dec. 2, adopted
an extraordinary resolution, demanding from Taft all the papers
in the case.
Jan. 6 —Taft answers congress. Sends 40,000-word summary of
the evidence, signed by Wickersham, and DATED BACK to Sept. 11,
as if the attorney general ii.nl reported to him at that time and that
this had been the basis of his whitewash of Ballinger.
The president's answer did not muke any reference to the Lawler
report, which he had copied almost verbatim.
Wickersham twice denied that the lvawler report was in his files.
Two months after this and during the congressional investiga
tion that followed, after he had seen both the president and the at
torney general deny by implication that Lawler had anything to do
with it, Frederick Kerby, the stenographer, employed by the United
States, who had taken down the Lawler report, told his full story to
the Scrjpps representatives at Washington.
Kerby, of course, was fired. But the exposure that he had made
and the subsequent admissions of President Taft that his story was
true, caused the retirement of Ballinger from the cabinet and blocked
the coal barons from Alaska.
Such is the story of the Ballinger affair, and the part President
Taft played In it. The report is taken from files and reports now
at Washington. The facts are beyond question.
Dr. John Wesley Hill compared Taft with Lincoln.
In 1836. says Plnchot, when Lincoln was a candidate for the
legislature, one Col. Robert Allen stated that he was in possession
of facts that bore unfavorably on Lincoln's fitness to hold office.
Did Lincoln resort to evasions and predated letters and the like?
His answer to Allen and the people was:
"That I once held the confidence of the people of Hangamon
county is sufficiently evident; and if 1 have done anything since,
either hy misadventure or design, that if known would subject me to
a forfeiture of that confidence, he that knows that thing and conceals
it is a traitor to his country.
The comparison of Taft to Lincoln doesn't bear out very well,
Single Taxer To
Will the single tax settle the
evilß of the present wage system
*" which the socialists are fighting?
W. H. Kaufman of Bellingham,
candidate for governor, and fol
llwer of Henry George, will try lo
prove this tonight at the labor
headquarters, 1137 1-2 Commerce
street, in debate with Joseph
Kaufman asked permission to
address the labor men. They
came back with a challenge. The
single taxer accepted.
The debate is open to the pub
MAURETANA HITS PIER
(By United Press leased Wire.)
XKYV YORK, April 34—Smash
ing into the pier hs she left New
York harbor for England, the bit;
Cunard liner Mauretanla created
«■< i us! it minim among 1,200 pns
seiiKers aboard today. The bridge
rail was twisted by the Impact,
but no one wag hurt.
for two lots In Hoamer's addi
tion, on graded street. Only
$120 for the two. Taxes and
CALVIN PHILIPS CO.
211 California Bldg.
The Tacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Refused Aid To
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 2 4.
—The testimony j>t Maj. Arthur
Peuchen yesterday that the Ti
tanic quartermaster refused to
aid men swimming in the water
caused a sensation. Peuchen
"I"helped to get ready the first
lifeboat on the port Bide. Only
women were allowed in. I did not
see a male passenger attempt to
enter. It could have taken more.
There were about 36 in the boat.
One or two women refused to get
in because they would not leave
"The boat was lowered parallel
with the sea deck. Here the
quartermaster in charge cried:
"We can't manage that boat wltti
only one seaman.'
"An officer- called for more
men. I was standing nearby and
asked if I could help, telling him
that I was a yachtsman. The cap
tain told me to enter. I got out
an oar and rowed with Fleet, the
An Italian stowaway, Peuchen
said, tried to help to row with a
broken arm. The quartermaster
swore and cursed and refused to
row, he said.
"Soon we heard sounds of the
breaking of the Titanic and then
dreadful cries—calls for assist
ance, moaning and crying. I nak
ed the quartermaster to go back
but he answered:
" 'It's no use. There are only
a lot of ntlffs bark there' The
Titanic was still afloat."
LET BRIDGE CONTRACT
The council this morning au
thorized the letting of the con
tract to the American Bridge com
pany for the steel for the lower
deck of the 11th street bridge.
The International Contract com
pany will do the work.
Testimony of Oi Sen Is
Fatal To Wong Si San
(By Unltpd Press Xcased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Ore., April 24. —
Wong Si Sam today has been
found guilty of murder in the sec
ond degree for killing Seid Wah
Bing, whoso dismembered body
was shipped.from Portland to Se
attle and not found till some
days after the crime.
The case of the state depended
WILSON-BRYAN MEN TO
RUN DEM CONVENTION
"Three for Clark, all the rest
for Wilson but the wlioH crowd
really Bryan men."
That is the way Sixth Ward
Chairman R. V. Leonard says the
delegates to the county democra
tic convention Saturday lined up
last night in his ward.
The same comes pretty near
being true in most wards.
The Sixth and Eighth ward
caucuses endorsed Maurice Lang
horne and J. D. Fletcher for'na
tional delegates—a Wilson >or
The Third and Seventh endors
ed Langhorne and Hugh Wallace.
Played Cards As Titanic
Sunk to Check Big Panic
NEW YORK, April 24. —"We
were playing bridge when the Ti
tanic struck," said George Brad
ley, describing the accident.
"Henry B. Harris was a member
of the party. He went on deck,
saw his wife into a lifeboat and
returned. We went on with the
" 'There is danger, but for the
sake of the women and children
make no sigh,' he said. Every
man knew the stake we were
playing for. We played on. The
band struck up Alexander's Rag-
Baby Romps While Neighbors
Attack Mothers Good Name
With little Route, 17 months
old, romping and laughing about
the court room while her mother's
reputation was under pitilesa fire,
the divorce suit of Florida vs
John Beaudin. held the limelight
at the court house today.
Mrs. Beaudin alleged desertion
GRT ALLdGBD YEGGS.
. City Detectives ■ Hecob, Harklna
and Ellison, Monday night arrested
six imiiH, living In a house at 21st
and D streets. A charge of vagrancy
wan placed against them. The de
tectives allege that the men ar« all
first I class i "moochers" and : some jof
them are alleged to t>« be yaggmen.
largely on the testimony of Oi
Sen, a Chinese woman who swore
Wong Si Sam and Woo Long,
whose trial on a murder charge
is to be Instituted Immediately,
killed Seld Wah Blng In her
The killing is supposed to have
been prompted through Jealousy
over the woman.
It Is conceded that Langhorne
will be first choice Saturday for
delegate to the national conven
tion. He will also be endorsed as
national commi-tteeman. Lang
horne Is a Bryan man at heart.
If Tacoma gets two delegates
then It will be a fight between
Fletcher, the Wilson man, and
■Hugh Wallace, the reactionary,
for the other place.
In most of the ward caucuses
last night bo contest was appar
It promises to develop at the
convention Saturday, however, for
there Is a good sprinkling of Wal
lace men among the delegates.
time Band. We knew what it was
"People crowded around and
watcbed us, thinking surely there
could be no danger. Then the
band struck up "Nearer My God
to Thee," and we knew the time
had come—that it was no use to
bluff longer. I got into a lifeboat
between decks as it was being
lowered. There was plenty of
"It was less than 100 yards
away when the Titanic went
and non-support. Beaudin cam
back with a cross complaint.
Neighbors today told of two Joy
ride partless followed by singing
and noise till late at night at th«
Mrs. Beaudin said she had nev
er been In an auto In her Mfe.
LAURA WANTS DIVORCE
: Laura M. Tourpln has filed a
divorce suit against Sidney L.
Tourpin for desertion and incom
patibility. "A They were married ' In
1896 and have one' child, • j boy
of It. -■■:.;. C:: : 1j;;;"v.: x-'yu.l^.
, APRIL 24, 1912.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 24.
—Ai-iliik on an anonmou* tip,
Senator Sin if ii, invent ifcatinK tiie
Titanic wreck, today oaked l"re
niier llonlen of (Canada t«) hold
Iho -I. ii mi i Mount Temple at
Smiiii in seeking verification of
a report that the Mount Temple
wan only HO miles from the 11
--tanie when tile liner Btruck the
Icobei-K, and that one of her patt
sennei>. xaltl to be v Dr. Quinzau,
saw the Titanic go down.
(By I ni(. I Fnh leased Wire.)
SPOKANE. April 24.—Believ
ed, to b« Insane M a result of
brooding over the Titanic disaster
Richard Aleck, a Russian, 87
year* old, entered the editorial
rooms of the Spokane Chronicle
today and shot and instantly kill
ed E. H. Rothrock, the city editor.
Al without a word, raised
his i. jlver and shot Rothrock,
who was approaching the door as
Aleck entered. It is believed that
Aleck, who approached the edi
torial rooms quietly and with
weapon concealed, had not singled
out Rothrock In particular, but
intended to shoot the flrst person
Aleck was arrested and taken
to the police station where he told
a rambling story, constantly re
ferring to the Titanic disaster.
After the shooting Aleck was
overpowered by members of the
Chronicle staff. He mumbled
something about the Titanic
wreck. He was under the influ
ence of liquor when taken to the
"I was Just preparing to leave
the office," said John Dewitt, a
reporter on the Chronicle, "and
noticed Rothrock standing In
front of a poorly dressed man. I
heard no conversatiln.
"The man had hie hand In his
pocket. He withdrew it suddenly
and shot Rothrock with a revol
ver he had concealed. The lat
ter fell to the floor and hig assail
ant, leaning over him, shot him
"He then threw the gun away
and ( picked it up. I believe the
murderer is crazy as the crime
was entirely unprovoked."
Hubby Mere Child
But Able To
SAN FRANCISCO, April 24. —
Though he was a "mere child,"
W. W. Woodward was generally
Intoxicated and able to adminis
ter corporal chastisement on her,
said Mrs. Woodward here, a pret
ty Seattle girl who was divorced
Woodward Is employed in a
San Francisco bank. The couple
were married in Seattle in 1906.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 24.
—Rour bills, relating respectively
to wireless telegraphy at sea,
equipment of vessels with life
boats, manning of lifeboats and
regulations regarding seamen, are
being prepared today by the house
committee on merchant marine.
Women Crowd Hearing.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 24.
—A lung line of fashionably
dressed women stood waiting two
hour* today for the opening of
the Titanic Investigation. When
the door was finally opened tne
women took possession of every
■eat. Including those reserved for
the committee. It required ten
pollcement to eject them.
Wife 111. Ismay Wants
To Return Home At Once
X. BRUCE ISMAY.
MRS. J. B. ISM AY.
Olympic Stokers Quit
When Demand For
More Boats Is Refused
(By United Pr«s» I«>hm-<1 Wire.)
SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., April 24. —Three hundred stokers
struck today on the big White Star liner Olympic, declaring they
would not leave port with the vessel until the life protecting facili
ties were augmented. .-./•■ •
The stokeholds of tha Olyiriplc were partially filled from other
ships and tugß towed the Vessel out of the harbor.
The White Star line declared tlint enough stokers were necur
< il to enable the Olympic to proceed, hut officers held the liner out
side the harbor while the attempted to recruit more men.
SOUTHAMPTON, April 24. —
Because the firemen refused to
stay with the ship unless its life
saving apparatus were augment
ed, the steamer Olympic of the
White Star line, sister ship of the
111-fated Titanic, scheduled to gall
for New York today, failed to
leave Its berth.
Officials of the company en
deavored to appease the firemen
by putting about 14 wooden life
boats and 44 metal lifeboats of
the collapsible kind, enough to
accommodate 3,000 persons. The
firemen declared, however, that
the collapsible boats were unsafe
and could not be handled quickly
enough to insure* the saving of
lives in. the event of a disaster.
They demanded that the com-;
pany replace the metal boats with
After a long delay caused by
the refusal of 100 firemen to sail
unless the liner's life-saving ap
paratus were augmented, the
steamer Olympic left her berth
here for New York today.
Play Cattle Rustlers And Brand Little Girl
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., April 24.—Branded on the back
with a hot iron in the hands of three small boys, Ceslra Bolery, a 1 :i
--year-old girl. Is under a physician's care here today. The branding
was done last Friday, but the plucky girl bore her Bufferings for
five days before her parents learned the truth.
The boys had been watching at a Wild West show a band of des
peradoes brand stolen cattle and decided to try It themselves, making
little Miss Bolery their victim. The three boys were arrested and
bound over to the juvenile court. The girl will be marked for life.
CONDON, April 14.—Passing
from utter colapse to hysterical
efforts to call her husband, Mrs.
J. Bruce Isinay Is a nervous wreck
Mrs. Tsmay feels keenly the
criticism directed against her hus
band, and declares that he has
been Judged unfairly. She sent
cable after cable to America beg
ging him to come to her. Mrs.
Ismay Is the daughter of a prom
inent New York family.
Isinay to lleturn.
■WASHINGTON, D. C, April 24.
—J. Bruce Ismay appeared -early
at the Titanic Investigation today
and asked that his testimony De
taken Immediately, explaining
that his wife is ill in London and
he wishes to return home.
Ismay promised to return when
Chairman Smith refused to re
lease Ismay or to call for his tes
Sixteen wooden lifeboats and
forty metal collapsible boats were
put aboard, enough to accommo
date 3,000 persons.
Home To Face
(By United l'i-.-ss Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, April 4. —Fred-
erick O. Beach, millionaire club
and societ man, accused ot hav
ing slashed his wife's throat last
February, arrived here today
from England accompanied by
Beach announced his intention
of fighting the warrant.
Mrs. Beach, it is asserted, was
assaulted with a knife and a
fence rail in the yard of her home.
A negro prowler was blamed at
Shower* tonight or Thursday.
30 CENTS A MONTH.
(By | United I Prrtm Xeaaed Wire. >
« ism\(iTo\, 1). C, April 54..
Chairman' Smith of the senate-
Investigation committee Usued a>
caustic-statement today,' believed.:
to be aimed at J. llruce Ismay,'di
rector of the White Star Mne>4V\
Senator Smitli exonerated (1u»
officers am! crow lof ' the Tltmiie
from attempt Inn (<> block a \ full
expo*« of Uio shipwreck mill In H.
veiled way liini.-l that lie had ref- ,'
erence i.> Isniay. ■ , . ." ,■■■■ ■ ■ ■;:, ..
• All. i- -making - lilh statement* V
Smith refused tv call iNinay to the
stand calling Instead Fifth Officer
liomi' of the Titanic, . '-.''& ''i>
>l "From • tin- very hi-ulnuliiy; or
the ' Investigation thero j liuh hee.n>
a meddlesome attempt by certain
persons to Influence the course of
thin committee mill tO stop lt.«
procedure., I also littve heard that '
inlvr<|ii iv.in/ 11,,11- .|.2 have,-~ beet* '¥
■natle. Ido not wish to subpoena
witnesses whose only . »tory ls»'
iMtsed on bias and prejudice,..,';*/^
! "I «ish It (lUtinctly understood! S
that this committee will not toler- '
ate ilii- attempts of anyone to>
slu«|»' Its course." >'.- • ■ . *ij*">;
■• Harold Lowe, fifth officer of the-
Titanic, Rave Ills a;*',; an 29 and:
stated that he had j followed - the- 1
sea since he was 14.'r--":-»:X!.-,,'HvfSss
. c .'-,. s:• No , Lifeboat. Drills.' : '.
Lowe declared.that; no fire or -
Ufa clrillH ocourred after fie Ti
tanic j left Southampton.
"I never : took* a drink •In-, my
life," declared the 'young officer?
hotly when aukiid If ho drank.
c ;j; Lowe was -' asleep when ; the- 1
crash* came. V, ";' .- -• '-■- ■i- r;,' f"'';!
j j "1 got my revolver— you ■ know l
what is needed. ■ I helped load/
lifeboat No. 5 and lowered.: It
away. ,„ ;. ;. ,; - . '.- .- ; ., ;/'/-:'\- :
. Ordered Ismay Away. .. - s ,v
•"I ordered , Mr. Ismay;. away •
from the boat. When he got.m
the Carpathla the steward asked'
me what I said to Mr. lamay.;^rJ
replied that I had used , pretty
strong language. . .',•,.'■'
• "Kmiay was over-an.vlons and ;•
trifle excited,. saying, constantly-- v
'lower away; lower away.' " .;..,"
"At this juncture l.owi- .paused'
in . his narrative 'and glanced at
lsntuy, who appeared visibly iktv- ■
0u5. ,., ' : ft ....... t \, ; :.,."-'r: :^ c [
, "Shall I say what I said?" the
witness asked. f> "^.^J.'.^"' ■
''.'Write it on a piece of paper,"'
suggested Chairman Smith. :.■,,...
Lowe took paper and pencil'
and wrote: ~" . ■'.•i^-*i
'.'You get to — out of that.""
Resuming, Lowe said , that ' Is
may was excited until •he had
been sworn.'. at, , when '. ,he went . j
away to help . lower boat i No. Zi.:
...','„ •.,*; Anxious to Leave... j »;,,,' .
I Lowe declared ': that • Ismay
"appeared very anxious to get off* r
the Titanic." '..,; ■.■'.;.; : ,;")u-K,
"1 dldnt know who.be was so
used strong language In the heat
of the moment, sir,' added Lowe. -
MRS. ASTOR IS
NEW YORK, April 24.-—Mrs:
Madeline Force Astor, widow ol
Colonel Astor, is under the con
stant care of. physicians and
nurses here today as a result of"
a second collapse.
Mrs. Astor wag seriously 111 the
day after her arrival on the Car
pathla, but rallied Sunday and
Monday. Now her condition ls>
causing grave alarm.
Saw 100 Bodies
Afloat In Sea
NEW YORK, April 24. —Dec-
laration that he had seen at least
100 bodies of victims of the Ti
tanic disaster, as' well as much
wreckage and the iceberg which
caused the horror, was made here
by the captain of the liner Bre
men, which arrived today.
The council this morning ex
tended the time for A. P. Gillie*
to begin work on his subway and
terminal scheme for 90 days and
then If things look like business
will give him until 1915.
J. M. Ashton told the council he
was going to take the matter u/y