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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGU
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 157. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1912. FOURTEEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS
SURVIVORS OF THE TITANIC DOE i HEW YORK AT 9 P. H. THURSDAY
TITANIC DEATH LIST 1.312
Rescue Ship Less Than
600 Miles From Goth
am at Noon.
NO WORD OF NOTABLES
Name of President Hays of the
Grand Trunk Not in List of
The steamer Carpathia, bear
ing survivors of the Titanic,
variously estimated at from 710
tc 868, was less than 600 miles
from New York at noon today,
and word was eagerly awaited
that would shed further light on
tiic catastrophe of Sunday night
vh:ch cost 1,312 lives. Sable
island was in brief communica
tion with the rescue ship.
No additional names of sur
vivors were obtained. The scout
cruiser Salem is somewhere off
Nartucket for the purpose of
relaying ashore through its sis
ter cruiser Chester a connected
account of the disaster. It is
expected the Carpathia will
reach New York Thursday night
or Friday morning.
BIT TOO ABOARD, REPORT.
New York, April 17. Camperdown
wireless station at Halifax today sent
the Associated 'Press a dispatch to the
effect that the Carpathia reported but
700. survl vera. aboard., and that ovef,
2,H0 were lost, the total aboard hav
ing previously been given at 2,200.
Camperdown btatlon, replying to at? in
quiry ag to the discrepancy in figures,
paid nothing was known on board the
Carpathia as to the number of lost,
but that the total saved is only
710. Estimates of 2.2) on the
Titanic embraced those failing
from all porta an far as com
pany officials have been able to give
liuormauon. l ne carpathia is expect- shipping in New York harbor were
ed to reach New York Friday morning, half-masted today in honor of the Ti
- tanic dead.
New York, April 17. An anxious j Halifax. April 17. The cable ship
throng of relatives and friends or'Minia. which was in the vicinity of the
passengers on the Titanic faced an-(Titanic disaster, arrived here with no
other day of heartbreaking apprelien-
slon and uncertainty as they gathered ;
in additional numbers at the White
U..... . . t?" . . .. V. I . ... ..I . ,1. . i. !
it., una iiiviiiuin. .rtu luruuKu;
the night groups awaited in front or j
the building for additional names on
the list of survivors. The names or
Abler. Straus. Widener Butt. Millet,
K , o . , . "ocm.ng are
T ' Z. .Tf". 8UU
.mi u: ak added. J
No new names have been added to
the list if :;2S known persons saved, j
There are on board the Carpathia j
i.i" rinor w noe names nave not(the fact that the great liner -does not
len ent by wireless. Little hone
remains there are any survivors
aboard a steamship other than the!
Carpathia. The Titanic carried to.
their death 1.312 souls. It Is est!
Iiihted approximately ono hundred
fcnd forty members of the crew are'
fcaved. their presence to man lifeboats'
re.,u.rc i. insure tue snrety
cf pasfienRer. It 1 estimated 400 1
uteeniAe passengers were saved. This j
complete the total of 6S survivors j
a.-oatd tho tarpathia.
II K OM.l T MKH.
Names of only "9 men rescued,
l ave been telegraphed from the Car-
raima. uneread tne names of 243
omen appear in the tabulations. Or Electrical control bulkheads in-! birthday at Aix Us Bains. France. Ac
400 steeraKe paengers thought to' stalled on the Titanic are coming cording to cablegrams, Morean is in
be acd. It is be!(eved nearly all are;in for much criticism. It is stated ' excellent health,
women. The men among the paa-lhcre they are the pet ldea of Lord ; ,
"" rr.uru mrM-iy to nave re-
n.clned to die that the
children might be saved.
Speeding toward tbe
i.u iH.p.i.1 io get wirnin wireless
ri-ii.K '""i"p'i iu.ii mip reioreimore reliable. These
many uvun. inea are tne scout rrul-1 point out that even
scrs Salem and Chester, ordered by is ylate to render
the government to pet the details ofitlon useless.
tne story or tne 1 itanu s last hours
MKMU.KS FROM ARrATHIA.
New York. April 17 The White
F-ar line made public this morning
the fallowing message from the Car
'The Carpathia was east of Ambrose
; m,e8 .tup. m. Tuesday. All
By Ambrose i, mean, Ambrose chan -
tel. the entrance to the New York bar -
borlir.es. Officials think the Carrathia
will arrive at 9 tomorrow night.
EM OI TEI STORM.
Halifax A..HI 17 Sah! Ulanrf uo.IrhlM ,,M t. r ..... ..
. 7 ' ' . -----
"lirivei LUUiUiUUlMtul'IJ iiua U1U1U-
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Molina,
Unsettled and continued cool to
night and Thursday, frost tonight
with the lowest temperature near the !
Temperature at 7 a. m. 36. High
est yesterday 4 8, lowest last night
Velocity of wind at 7 a, in. 12 mnes
Precipitation up to 7 a. m., none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 66,
at 7 a. m. 70.
Stage of water 9.5, a rise of .5
in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 6:42. rises 5:16. Evening
nt&rs: Mars. Saturn. Morning stars:
Venus, Jupiter, Mercury-
ing with the Carpathia, carrying the
Titanic survivors. The Carpathia re-
where the Titanic sank. A vioTPtrt fefcecf
trical s'orm off Sable island Interfered
wlih further communication with the
IHVS SOT MENTIONED.
Ixsndon, April 17. In the list of
Titanic survivors given out .by the
White Star line here the name of Pres
ident Hays of the Grand Trunk rail
way does not appear.
New York. April 17. Flags on all
survivors on board. I
lies Moines, April 17. Anxiety is j
felt here for the safety of Mr. and Mrs. I
. . .... . . I
j. s. l'niiups. wealthy lies Moines peo-
pie, who are believed to have sailed on
IIFE boats issi fficiext.
I)ndon Apri, 17.The Wnlte St
offlCe9 ,n Southampton and
Liverpool aga.n were besieged today
by throngs of anxious inquirers,
many of whom remained at the offices
throughout the night hoping for a
new name on the list of mirvtvm-a
While travelers generally understand
passengers and crew, to the general1
public the news that all aboard didn't I
have a chance of saving their lives in !
this way came as a rude surprise.
I'AIII.I MEVr MT AC T.
There is likely to be considerable
i.i. w 1. 1. v. lauitll L vu
The iord mavor cf London today
opened a fund for the relief of the
families of the crew or others left m
riCedy t.ircuuif;tances ln consequence
ot the disaster.
A mpmnrjal aArvtro
for victims will he held t st PjuV. I
EI.ErTHir t OMTROI. rnDEMEn.
. rtril hr Incleta rn lnt,n,ln
them in ships built at Belfast de-
I spite the condemnation of many well
known constructors who
faith to hydraulic power as being far
a small mishap
I . . ...
i.osion, April i.. uperators at
; important wireless stations in New'
England are complaining bitterly of;
interference by amateurs. The last,
, two days amateurs kept up a con-'
stant succession of sparks, thus pre-'
; venting Charleston navy yards sta-!
; tier i from obtaining even a scrap of
! near 74' t!
i ( Hiff mie n rm
I "J,. ,..
, A. i '"" ; eriuea ai ine loss, starritt was
tame been a Chinese vessel, manned i fort, Mich., on the first trip of the sea-1 held on a minor charge, pending an in
t y Chinese sailors, not a w oman or son. It did not have much tmnh; ! er;tinn v..,, i t
a.cu, miuiu -
IO Iienrv AIOVIOT KnT!j;l fipjin f
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Versailles, April 17. John Vor
rept, a well known Belgium airman,
was killed today. He fell 600 feet
while making a flight here. His mon
the Chinese Merchants' Association of
America, who was In Cleveland to-
it is me auty oi sailors wnen a
Chinese vessel goes down to save the
men first, children next and women
last," said the agent. "This Is on tne
theory men are most valuable to the
state, that adoptive parents can Do
found for children and that women
without husbands are destitute."
FOR AX It ESTIMATION.
Yashington, April 17. A resolution
will be introduced in the senate, prob
ably today, providing for a thorough
probe of the Titanic tragedy. It is
proposed to summon survivors of the
disaster as witnesses.
SYMPATHY FROM POPE.
j Rome, April 17. Both Pope Pius
J and King Victor Emmanuel have ex-
t f t-y f-; Jt " ..." 1 1 iT-ti ? t . k
Captain E. J. Smith, commander ot
the Titanic, who died at his post.
, e8sea lnelr fleeD sympathy for the
vicUras cf the Titanic disaster.
DEATHS IN A DAY
- i' ' - a. ii t . 1 1 a ii I , .
I Harrity, 62. former chairman of the
1 democratic national committee, is
dead. He achieved fame as manager
' f the campaign of Grover Cleveland
; in 1S92.
Morgan is 75.
New York, April 17. J. Piernont
! Moman is todav celehratinir hia 7Si:,
' Commitiion rnrn
Aurora. 111.. April 17. At Aurora trip
' commission form of government propo-
sition was defeated by a vote of 3,li9
to 1,156 yesterday.
Hamilton for Senate.
Des Moines. April 17. Daniel W.
Hamilton of Sigourney. a prominent
a candidate for I nited
Delay Mrs. Grace's Hearing.
Atlanta. Ga.. April 17. The case
aeatnst Mrs. Eugene H. Grace was con
tinued again. She is charged with
shooting her hushen and Vii" have a
! bearing next Tuesday,
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1 m iui iu( n w across me ice neias
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I in Crcon ln -
Burlington Operator in
Missouri Also Tries to
MADDENED BY LIQUOR
Holds Crowd at Bay and At
tempts Escape on Locomotive
Ex-Bandit's Relics Lost.
Liberty, Mo., April 17. Crazed by
drink, H. R. Starritt, middle track oper
ator for the Burlington at Kearney,
Mo., became a raving maniac. When
Scene of Titanic Disaster
JCZIZIUZG J200 FZETJVGH
Engineer White of an eastbound freight
train refused to leave the yards until
his orders and clearance card agreed,
Starritt fired several shots at him and
his conductor, Chittenten, and several
He also accidentally set Are to the
depot and watched it burn while he
threatened bystanders with the revol
ver and prevented them from attempt
ing to save the contents of the office or
freight house. He then tried to es
cape on the engine of the freight train.
OPERATOR STARTS TO SHOOT.
"When White declared he would not
leave the yards unless the orders and
clearance cards were made to agree,
Starritt began shooting. Almost simul
taneously the flames burst forth from
the etove, into which he had poured
coal oil on paper, and ignited oil spill
ed on the floor. The flames spread
from the office to the freight house and
Citizens, attracted to the scene by
the shots and the fire, w ere held at bay
by S'arritt. Meanwhile the train crew
had pulled the train to a place of safe-
ty and returned to help the citizens
--- " - i.aio. cuy Mar-
sbal Alva Maret arrested the oiMratnr
: just as he had climbed into th h
Just as he had climbed into the cab of
: w ltn the train down the track
EI-HIVDITS RELICS LOST.
Three trunks burned in the depot
ich we7e bV' iame f
;mer bandit, who had shlppedThem X
bis old home here.
mes and his wife arrived here and
filled with relics of wax timM
"' ,C'"BCU -Mayor
i Jeannette on 2H) bonds
rearrested and brought to Jail here.
FIND GIRL'S BODY
IN CHICAGO RIVER
Chicago, April 17. The body of an
unidentified young woman between 19
and 25 years old was taken from the
Chicago river yesterday near the
Twelfth street bridge. The woman
was well dressed and wore expensive
jewelry. The body apparently had
been In tho water about three months.
The police are unable to learn
whether she committed suicide, was
murdered or accidentally fell Into the
water. No marks of violence were
found on the body, but it has been in
the water so long that they might
The young woman was 5 feet 6 Inch
es tall, weighed 140 pounds, had black
hair, dark brown eyes, and a high
forehead. A set of perfect teeth may
be one of the means of identifying the
body. They are pure white, and none
of them ever had been filled. She
wore a good quality of clothing. It
consisted of a black skirt, red sweater
Vest, black kimono jacket, white silk
gloves, white waist, black cloth shoes,
and black stockings. A lynx boa was
found with the body.
On the fingers of her right hand
she had two gold rings. One was a
Befl.1 rlno with a atnno entHncr Tha
letter "R" was cut in the BtonerW4?,425 foirbarlMt 24 !LrS J" mr!
other ring was set with a garnet. Her
ears were pierced, and she wore screw
earrings set with pearls and surround
ed by emeralds. A gold chain was
around her neck. A plain gold locket
was suspended from it. There was
nqthing in the locket.
The young woman might have been
a Jewess. She evidently had not
worked hard. Her hands and nails
were well kept.
Eight dollars in bills were found in
her stocking. No other means of
identification, were found.
The body was taken to undertaking
rooms at 7W South Wabash avenue,
where it will be held "until the police
INQUIRY IS MADE FOR
CHARLES SLEVIN BUF0RD
Philadelphia, April 15. Editor
Rock Island Argus: In connection
with the reunion of the class of 1897
of the United States Naval academy,
we are extremely anxious to locate
Charles Slevin Buford, who at that
time was a native of Rock Island, but
so far I have been unable to locate
If you could publish this notice
with a request for him to communi
cate with me at 336 Manheim street,
Philadelphia, Pa., I would very
greatly appreciate It.
Yours very truly,
J. W. POWELL.
LOUISIANA WIND STORM
IC CAT A I Tn A lllllinrn'to clear the ice Held, wnicn was not
Id rAIAL IU A iMUmDCn! accomplished until after four hours'
New Orleans. April 17. Several per-! steaming. The center of the field, Cap-
sons were killed and a large amount of
property damaged in several south Lou
isiana towns during the night by a rain
and wind storm.
Ball Team Marooned.
O Fallon, 111., April 17. The Chica
go National league ball team was ma
rooned here several hours as the re
sult of the derailment of a train upon
which they were Journeying to Cin
cinnati. No players were injured.'.
Ask for Paving Bids.
Advertisements for bids for contract
work on the paving Improvements for
Rock Island were placed yesterday.
They include the improvement of Sec
ond avenue from Fourteenth to Twen-
tipth fitrpot with ncnhali tlta nartni.
of Twentieth ,trect fro'm Flrst t
Fourth avenue with wood block; from
t- ... . . .
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Twentieth and Twenty-first streets with
asphalt, and the paving of Sixth ave-
nue between Thirty-fourth and Thirty
fifth streets with brick.
Budapest The ministry has again
decided to resign, and the premier
started today for Vienna to inform the
emperor. A previous crisis in the Hun
garian cabinet was ended the latter
part of March by the emperor express
ing confidence in the cabinet under
the premiership of Count Kuehn Von
NATION'S TRIBUTE TO J(
ICE FLOE BIGGEST
New York, April 17. Icebergs, such
as the one that spelled disaster for the
Titanic, are one of three sources of
gravest peril to vessels navigating the
north Atlantic. The other two are fog
and derelict wrecks. The iceberg men
ace has been greater this spring than
in any recent year.
In the last 50 years there have been
an even dozen disasters to big Jir.eis
for which icebergs were respoasiole.
A majority of these occurred off New
foundland and the Grand! Bank3, in the
general vicinity of the Titanic's grave.
VESSELS Sl'Mv BY' ICEBERGS.
The list of these disasters includes:
Ship lost. Place of disaster. Tear. lost.
Canadian. mid-Atlantic 1S63
Immigrant ship. otTCape Race . . 1 St4
Vlcksburfr. on Cape Race IsiiS
Warrior, Grand Banks 1S7S
North Star. Cabot Straits 1SSI
Medway. off Newfoundland. .1SS7
Valiant. Grand Banks 1S97
Snowbird. Cape Race 1S98
Endymion. Grand Banks 1900
Islander, off Alaska 1901
Albatross. mid-Atlantic 1903
Titanic, off Cape Race 1912 1.234
GREATEST PERIL. FOR TEARS.
The drift of ice this spring has been
farther south than for years. Vessels
arriving here and abroad have report
ed ice fields extending far down into
the southern track, and skippers have
told of being shut in by Ice as far as
they could see on every side of the
The size of the bergs which have
been encountered varies greatly, but,
according to reliable reports, bergs
reaching from 60 to 100 feet to the
top of their walls, with pinnacles and
spires extending to a height of 250
feet or more, have not been unusual.
Below the water some of these giant
bergs extend to a depth of probably
S00 or 1,000 feet.
Incoming steamships from Europe
which have been held up down the bay
all report having passed numbers of
large icebergs and ice fields ln the vi
cinity w here the Titanic was lost.
I. AIM. A Ml PASSES JIAM' BERKS.
The Red Star liner Lapland, from
Aptwerp and Dover, reports that it
passed a number of large and small
icebergs in the vicinity of longitude
40.50 and latitude 42. and that the ice
fields extended as far north and south
of the course as the eye could reach.
The steamer Niagara, from Havre,
reported that the evening of April
10, in latitude 44.07 and longitude
50.40, it saw many icebergs, followed
by an ice field, and that the liner
steamed around the field until 3 o'clock
the following afternoon.
While steaming through the ice fields
the wash of the sea hurled a large
block of flint-like Ice against the port
bow of the Niagara and perforated one
plate in two places. A little water en
tered the ship, but the leak was soon
IC E FIELD OF GREiT EXTF.XT.
The steamship President Lincoln of
the Hamburg-American line, which ar
rived yesterday from Hamburg, report
ed that April 12 it entered a large field
of Ice, dotted in all directions with
large and small icebergs. Captain Ma
gin said it was easy to imagine that
the ship was in the midst of a polar
country covered with nothing hut ice
and snow rather than on the Atlantic
The President Lincoln and two oth
er steamers sighted were obliged to
snifl their cour8es due north ln or,ler
lain Magtn said, was in latitude 41.55
north latitude and longitude 50.14 west,
which is close to the point where the
Titanic struck an iceberg two days
The steamer St. Laurent, from Bor
deaux, reported the same Ice field,
while Captain Wood of the steamship
Etonian, which arrived last nl?ht from
Antwerp, reported that April 12 he en
countered a field of ice 108 miles ln
AGREEMENT IS PROBABLE
ON THE METAL SCHEDULE
Washington, April 17. Cummins of
Iowa, progressive republican, in con
ference with democratic members of
the finance committee today, submit
ted his bill for revision of the metal
schedule of the tariff law. It provides
for a considerable reduction on Iron
and steel rates about midway between
the present tariff and the house demo
cratic bill. The democratic members
thought an agieement with Cummins
could be reached.
ROOSEVELT RUNS INTO
A STORM IN NEBRASKA
Hastings. Neb. April 17. It was
snowing when Roosevelt began his
Nebraska campaign here today. Biting
cold resulted in the abandonment of a
plan, for an outdoor meeting. and Roose
velt spoke in the Optra bouse.
Statue to Famous Naval
Commander Located at
PRESIDENT A SPEAKER
Admiral Dewey Pulls Cords That
Drop Flags Covering the
"Washington, April 17. A statue
of John Paul Jones, the first great
commander of the American navy,
moulded to show him as he stood on
the deck of the Bonhomme Richard
in the terrible fight with the Serapis
125 years ago, was unveiled here to
day with simple but impressive cere
monies. President Taft and General
Horace Porter were the only speak
ers on the program. To Admiral
Dewey was assigned the task ot pull
ing the cords that released the flags
about the statue.
The unveiling of the statue brought
to a close a movement begun several
years ago to provide some appropri
ate testimonial to the memory of the
great naval hero.
WORK COSTS M,0O0.
It started when a wave of public in
terest was excited by the discovery in
France and removal to America of the
remains of the early sea fighter. Much
difficulty was experienced in selecting
a Uesisn for the memorial from the
large number of models submitted by
famous sculptors. The choice finally
fell upon the design offered by Charles
H. Niehaus of iNew York for a statue.
A setting for the statue included a
fountain, pylon and approaches, the
whole work costing $50,000.
CLOSE TO WHITE HOUSE.
The memorial Is located on the
northwest shore of the Tidal basin ln
Patomac park, at the foot of Seven
teenth street, not far from the White
house, the Pan-American Union build
ing, the Home of the Daughters of the
American Revolution and other beauti
ful buildings. It is the first statute to
be erected within the limits of the
new Potomac park, and Is also the
first purely naval monument to be rais
ed in this city since that unveiled in
memory of Admiral Dupont in 1884.
DIFFERS FROtI OTHER.
The Jones memorial differs in many
respects from other similar structures
in the national capital. It consists of
a marble pylon of classic design as the
background for a colossal bronze fig
ure of the Intrepid naval commander
ot the early days of the republic.
The pylon is a massive rectangular
tower about 15 feet in height. It oc
cupies the center of an ornamental
fountain, water for which Is supplied
from the bronze heads of dolphins, on
each side of the pylon.
OF HEROIC PROPOHTIOX9.
The statue of John Paul Jones
stands at the base of tho monument in
front of the pedestal. It is of heron,
proportions, being about 10 feet high.
The great naval commander Is shown
in full uniform, with an expression and
pose Biiggestive of hlB indomitable
will and unconquerable spirit. He has
been modeled as though watching a
naval engagement. His right hand Is
clenched and his left hand clutches a
sword. As the sculptor put It, "Mere
is the representation of a man capa
ble of doing almost anything and not
simply a man who can do only one
SEVERAL INM Itll'TIONS.
There are several appropriate in
scriptions on the memorial suggested
by Representative Lemuel P. Padgett
of Tennessee, chairman of the house
committee on naval affairs, and ap
proved by the Jones Memorial commis
sion, consisting of tho secretaries of
war and navy and the chairmen of the
congressional committees on library.
Under the ktatuo is inscribed
To compel! foreign men-of-war
To strike colors to the Stars and
There are two inscriptions on the
rear of the pylon. One of these Is on
the stone forming the cap of the shaft
REPLY TO HRITO'V
It embodies the language popularly
attributed to Commodore Jones when
ailed upon by the commander of the
British frigate Serapis to surrender
the American ship Bonhomme Rich
ard. The Inscription Is arranged in
two lines, and without quotation
marks as follows:
I have not yet begun to fight.
The other inscription is Just below
the base relief representing Commo
uore Jones raising the United States
flag for the first time on an American
warship. It reads:
In life he honored the flag
In tieatH the flag shall honor hlro.