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ROCK ISLAND ARGTJ
SIXTY-FIRST YEAR. NO. 158.
THURSDAY, AFRIL 18, 1912. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RESCUE SHIP REFUSES
IT WEARS NEW YORt
CARPATHIA CARRIES ONLY
13 OF TITANIC'S LIFE BOATS
Suspense Increases as
Information is Denied
ARE NOT TO RISE
IS DUE AT 11 TONIGHT
Astor, Widener, Hays, Guggen
heim, Straus and Others
Still Unaccounted for.
New York, April 18. A bul-
Baltimore, April 1 8. "The bodies
of the victims of the Titanic are at
the bottom of the deep never to
leave it." said Robert W. Wood, pro
fessor of experimental physics at
Johns Hopkins university. "It is Im
probable that any will ever return to
the surface as is the case with bodies
drowned in shallow water.
"At a depth of two miles the pres
sure of the water Is something like
6,000 pounds to the square Inch
Temperature at 7 a. m. 32. High- which is far too great to be overcome
est yesterday 36, lowent last night' by buoyancy ordinarily given bodies
32. by gases generated.
Velocity of wind at . a. m. o miles "That the bodies sank to the bot-
per hour. jtom of the sea there is no question.
Precipitation 1.17 inches. jThe Titanic's victims who were not
Relative humidity at . p. m. 89, carried down with the boat followed
Forecast Till 7 . M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Fair and continued cool with frost
and the lowest temperature tonight
near the freezing point. Friday fa!r
and rising temperature.
at 7 a. m. 87.
Stage of water 9.3, a rise of .3 In
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
lftin was made public by the 5nn sets 6:43, rises 5:15. Evening
tars: jtiars, oaiurn. aiuruiug auirs.
Ycus. Jupiter, Mercury.
White Star line this afternoon:
"The Carpathia is due at Sandy
Hook at 8 tonight. It should ; WhUp Star ,ine announced to(lay the
dock at 11." ;'edric will s.ill at norn It was also
Washington, April 18. The's,B,,,d that J- Bruce Ismay had not
. . t, . - j j i engaged passage on the Ccdric, but
American Red Cross today de-!,.., nmn ab;ard tne CarpathIa.
cided to appeal to the people of; still mismg.
the United States for funds to' Montr Ml. April IS. The Gra::d
aid the destitute rescued from!Tru"k a1iJ'a:v com l0J Tec'
; ed the following: "Mrs. Hays, Mrs.
the Titaric. Davidson saed. No news of husband
MKif.K HiORF,n. ( Signed i Hays." This message came
Washington, April 1 8. The navyiorn Woolshole, Mass., and confirms
department cave out a dispatch sent information thus far received to the
until the very bottom of the sea was
reached. There was no such thing as
tbeir stopping in their downward
course half a mile or a mile or at any
rreat changes have necessarllv
been wrought in the vessel itself bv-
the enormous pressure to which it
has been subjected.
"No effect was produced on any
portion or compartment or room to
whose inside as well as outside walls
$5 FOR VOTES
Startling Charges Made
by Director of the Taft
$200,000 IN A COUNTY
"Beneficiary of a Bag of Good,
Hard Dollars," Declares
Washington, April 18. Director Mc
Kinley of the national Taft bureau to
day issued a statement declaring the
Roosevelt forcea had spent large sums
in Oklahoma, that they distributed
$100,000 in Allegheny county, Pennsyl-
37 FEDERALS DIE
IN MEXICO CLASH
El Paso, April 18. An official rebel
report received from Juarez today
states the liberals captured buerra
Mojada, where there are large Ameri
can Interests, yesterday. The report (
says 37 federals were killed and 72
prisoners taken, and 82 rifles, 7,532
rounds of ammunition and 106 horses
were captured. Their own loss is not
Mexico City, April 18. The Mexican
government refuses to recognize the
right of the American government to
instruct it on its duties in its observ
ance of international law. The declar
ation is made in a statement by Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs CaJero today in
reply to the demand of Assistant Sec
retary of State Huntington Wilson.
After setting forth at length the
clauses of the Washington note, the
"In reply and by express Instruc
tions of the president of the republic,
I have the honor to say to your ex
cellency: "The Mexican government has a full
consciousness of its duties and neither
by its acts nor by the manifestations
of its functionaries has it given a rea
son to doubt the sincerity of its de-
RIGID INQUIRY INTO THE
NATION'S MARITIME LAWS
HOW PUNY IS MANKIND!
liy the Hulein this morning corroborat
ing numerous dispatches declaring
th rnrpnthia personally declined to
uniwer message of inquiry, althoush
son-vtinies acknowledging a calling.
Commander Chandler of the Salem
Bald he could not believe the Car
pathia failed to understand messages
New York. Apr!! 1S The Carpathia
was off Xiintuckct lichtshiii a' 5:C3
thin morning. This plates the Carpa
thia l'Jf. milts from New York. Allow
ing for time pausing up New York har
bor, the htt aniFhlp should reach here
at 11 tonlp.ht. The wireless stales
Cicorpe Widener is not among the sur
vive uboard the Carpathia.
lltl'.l Ts uniiHIM. WKI.L.
The Carpathl.t U now in a good work
ing wireless zone, for a number of pri
vate messages from survivors und dis
patches to the company were constant
ly being nrilvcd during the morning,
but no word came to repeated requests
fer ile'ulla of the accident. The Car
pathia sent ashore last night the nanus
of 12.1 third class passengers, and to
day came a request that the White
Star line send sailors on tugs to take
effect that the president of the Grand
Trunk is not among the survivors.
Kr.IM.lKS TO CARDINALS.
Washineton. April IS. The expres
sion of sympathy sent to the president
yesterday by the three American cardi
nals hud been acknowledged by Taft in
a letter made public today by Cardi
nal 'libbous. The letter follows: Re
ceived written expression by Roman
Catholic arihbishops of the country, in
joint session with the trustees of the
Catholic university of their profound
griff in the awful loss of human lives
in the sinking' rjf the Titanic, andn
Pftialf blTh'ewtreaVeaTtefngs express
grateful appreciation Of this message
of sympathy. I note in your communi
cation a valued suggestion cf the nec
essity of Ieg:il provision for greater
security in ocean travel."
ITALIANS LOSE A
SHIP IN BATTLE
Constantinople, April 18. The
charge of 13 Titanic lifeboat at quar- j Italian fleet is reported to have ap-8,u1"'-
peared at the entrance of the Dar-
oi.t is l.lFRnoT. jdanelles straights. An Italian war-
Thls would indicate only 13 lifeboats , hhip u sai(1 to Uave been unk
were found available for rescue work, i ,,a ,n is r.nnnn firlnp
Instead of 2'.
wa heard at the entrance of the Dar
All nope eas oeen given up uiai damMU.8 at nooII todav according to!
tnr. Straus. Guggenheim. Widener. the rfiKI1f,.i. r,.i.fiv,(i here it t i.-
PhlladelpMa capitalist. Major Butt. . eved ,hat the UaHan fleet hJU begun ! ,
President Ha.of the Grand Trunk, or , ftttatk on lnJ forl8 the ,ater haa accega ,n guch ,n
Theatrical Manager Hams have been Uumor. fUow Ita,y contemplated ! stances the pressure from one side
saved The arpa'hias wireless op.-r- ' ewa, of Ilava, action and the Hal- neutralized that from the other,
ator sent word tins n.ornmg that As-, ,un fl,.rt WM Bald to have rerent,y ! ..Ru, wherpver thpre was an air
ier t not on the ai-pnthia but he did approaoUed witnin 50 miles of the tight or watertight compartment the j
-..'' Dardanelles with the Intention of oc- 6.imio Dounds to a square inch ores-
jcupylng some islauds. sure of water has crumpled those
1-ondon, April IS. Bombardment of: walls of the vessel as If they were
the Dardanelles began today, according ; tissue paper,
tto a dispatch from Constantinople.
One Italian warship was damaged by
shot from land batteries.
Teneds, Aegean Sea, April 18. An
Italian fleet of 15 vessels was sighted
SOON TO RECEIVE
Washington, April 18. Senator Dil
lingham, chairman of the Lortmer com
mittee, informed the senate today the
committee's report will be ready soon.
He said a draft will be made.
The naval committee of the house
today voted against battleships and
cruisers as a part of this year's addi
tion to the American fleet.
The Alexander bill restricting oper
ations of amateur wireless operators
was favorably reported to the house
Representative Lloyd of Missouri,
chairman of the committee on ac
counts, stated to the house today that
Mrs. Gray, whose connection with th
committee on expenditures In the in
terior department precipitated warm
personalities between Graham, of Illi
nois and Mann, minority leader, was
paid ,$75 per month from the demo
cratic congressional campaign com
mittee's fund for her work for the
house committee. Lloyd is chairman
of the democratic congressional com-
Titanic Warnid of Dan
ger of Icebergs, it is
GETS MESSAGE ON HTH
Naval Officers Amazed at Action
of Ship Following Course
in View of Notification.
GENERAL GRANT WILL BE
LAID AT REST APRIL 26
New York, April 18. It has been
decided that the funeral of General
Frederick Dent Grant, late command
er of the eastern division of the
army, will take place Friday, April
26. The general will be buried at
West Point with the full military
honors. Captain U. S. Grant HI.,
acting for the Grant family, yester
day completed arrangements for
which the government has been wait
ing before giving orders for the mili
tary escort. According to an an
nouncement made last night. General
Grant's body will lie In state in the
chapel on Governor's island from 9
o'clock In the morning until 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, Thursday, April 25.
The chapel will be open to visitors.
City Election at Aledo.
Aledo, III., April 18. At the city
election Tuesday, the following candi
dates were elected w-ithout opposition
on the citizens' ticket:
Police Magistrate E. L. Prather.
Aldermen First ward, G. C Bow
res; Second ward, W. H. Morrison;
Third ward, O. W. Almquist.
Forsythe, Mont, April 18. Harry
Heffner, alleged slayer of Mrs. William
Merrill of Joppa, was taken from the
jail today by a mob and hanged.
Jur Ilu't wus aboard or not
M HtltOH WlKi: FAMII.IK.
Many w ireles message by surviv
ors to their families show they hold
hopes that these from whom they had1
been separated were safe aboard other
"I am praying my husband has been
picked up by another steamer." was a
wlreles niosMge sent by a survivor
to her family.
TO I AHK riH MHIIVOKS.
Special arrangements have been
made to care for the survivors when
the Carpathia dock. Customs regula
tion have been suspended. Hotel ac
commodation have been provided for
fist and second cabin passengers, while
steerage passengers will be cared for
by the immigration department at Ellis
island. A number of wealthy society
women organized a relief committee to
id the steerage survivors, and tele
graphed President Taft offering to as
sist the government in caring for the
third clas survivor.
UHK4T ICK FIF.l.n SEE.
The oil tank steamer Iaflandre,
vhlch arrived today from Antwerp,
reported an encounter with an ice-
xield the night of April 11 in latitude
42.05. lonsitude 5o 07. As far as
rould be seen frotu aloft ice extender
In all directions. The he wa so
thickly packed the steamer was com
pelled to go far out of it course to
UATEK TKMPF.RATVRK SO.
The temperature of the water on
entering the ice pack registered 30
degrees and after clearing the ice
pack it arose to 5 4 degree. If the Ti
tanic sank in water registering 30
degree those who may have leaped
overboard probably died in a few
General Henry, surveyor of the port
of New York, said thlg morning the
Carpathia would not dock until 1
o'clock Friday morning.
Vice President Franklin, of the
vania. Including Pittsburgh, by Issuing
20,000 pieces of "scrip" in $5 denomin
ations to "messengers;" that the to-
Roosevelt expenditures in Penn
sylvania were between $25,000 and
$5oO,000; that in New York county
alone 200,000 was spent in an endeav
or to influence primaries, and that ef
forts were made to "buy out" precinct
captains in New York.
IJISTKICT CAPTAIX SELLS OUT.
"In this connection," the McKinley
statement said, "one district captain in
IDENTIFY RIVER VICTIM
AS AN ITALIAN BELLE
Chicago, April 18. The body of
here today bound in the direction of j the well dressed young woman taken
Seddul IJahr. entrance to the Dardan- from the Chicago river Tuesday wasxew York did sell out to the Roose
elles. Soddul Ilahr is the most exten-! identified yesterday as that of MissU-elt managers, plainly showing Roose
sive fortress in the straits. Occasional j Emily Virkall of 1108 Tilden avenue. Velt was not a candidate in answer to
firing of big guns haa been heard. lhe was 20 years old ana naa Deen
Washington. April IS. The Turkish missing from her home since Dec. 17.
embassy received a dispatch saying jThe identification was made by her
th Italian fleet, after three hours of : sister, Mrs. Marie Zambreno. How
fghtlng at the entrance of the Dar
danelles, was repulsed.
the young woman came to her deatn
cHll ramalna a niiGtorv Vniir p v!
various and attractive, ' Viss Vir'kall j aain charges that President Taft had
a great popular demand, but the bene
ficiary of a bag of good, hard dollars."
ROOSF.VF.LT IV NEBRASKA.
Nebraska City, April 18. Colonel
Roosevelt, in a speech here today.
Deserter Surrender. was the belle of the west side Ital-
Streat or. I1L, April 18. Robert Toka ; lan fcolony. She' had many suttore,
of Chicago and Richard Gilmore. who j but, according to a friend, the only
enlisted at Davenport, Iowa, surrend- j nD on whom she looked w ith special
ert'd themselves to the police as de
serters from the United States navy.
They left their ehip, the Franklin, in
lortsmoiith harbor seven days ago.
The authorities at the North Chicago
naval training station, by request of
the prisoners, were notified of the de
tention of the young men.
favor did not reciprocate. While he
! always was pleasant to Miss Virkall,
, he was not one of her admirers. Mem-
entrusted his fate to Senators Lorimer,
Gallinger, and Penrose, and others
whom, he says, are opposed to the rule
of the people.
ALABAMA FOR I NDF.RWOOIJ.
Montgomery, Ala., April 18. Ala
bama's 48 delegates and alternates.
Knox Back In Capital.
Washington, April 18. Secretary
Knox returned to the capital, satisfied
that he had accomplished the mission
upon which he was sent by President
Taft to the Caribbean republics.
IN DARROW CASE
Ix8 Angeles. Cal., April IS. Active
preparations for the trial of Clarence
S. Darrow, the former McXamara at
torney, under indictment for alleged
tampering with Jurors, have begun.
Twenty subpoenae have been sent
east for service. Bert H. Franklin,
bers of her family declare she had ! representing 24 votes In the democrat
no sweetheart, and always seemed to ic national convention, were instruct
be happy. They believe she was a fd to vote for Oscar W. I'nderwood
victim of foul play. Miss Virkall left j "until a nomination for president shall
her home to go to the store of Zam- have been made." by the state conven
breno Pros., 2357 West Van Burenjtion here yesterday. If there was a
street, where she was employed as sentiment for any other candidates, it
cashier. She never reached there.
Joseph Zambreno. one of the owners,
was her step-father. Before she
started he gave her $8 in currency.
This money was found in her stocking.
73-YEAR-OLD BANKER AND
SON ARE SENT TO PRISON
Detroit, Mich, April 18. Henry
M. Dearing. 73. cashier of the defunct
Albion National bank, and bis son,
Palmer M. Dearing, eaoh was sen-
Darrow former confidential agent, tenced today to five years In the Ted
and Attorney John Harrington, also Ural prison at Leavenworth, Kan., Tor
associated with the McXamara de- j stealing the bank's funds. The bank'a
fense. It was stated, would be the j distrepancies totalled more than one
state principal witnesses. hundred thousand.
was not manifest in the convention.
WOLGAST AND RIVERS TO
BATTLE FOURTH OF JULY
Los Angeles, April 18. Ad Wol
gast and Joe Rivers today signed to
fight 20 rounds for the championship
of the world at Vernon July 4. The
weight is to be 133 at the ringside.
Noted Educator Dies.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 18. Pro
fessor Albert N. Ozias. aged 63, promi
nent in educational . affairs of the
northwest for 35 years and until last
year a teacher of the Minneapolis
schoo system, died at his home here
of heart trouble.
termination to cause to be respected
the generally accepted principles of in
ternational law and the rules which
govern the conduct of civilized na
tions. "For these reasons the Mexican gov
ernment finds itself in the painful ne
cessity of not recognizing the right of
your government to make the admoni
tion which the note contains, for the
reason hat It is not based on any Inci
dent that should be chargeable to the
Mexican government and which could
signify that it might have departed
from an observance of the principles
and practices of International law.
"In view of the fact that a part of
the country is in a state of rebellion
the Mexican government has as its
principal duty the suppression of the
rebellious movement and if in the re
gions removed from obedience to the
legitimate authorities attempts are
committed against the lives and prop
erty of foreigners the legitimate gov
ernment of the republic will not be ob
ligated in this respect except in the
same terms as would the government
of the United States or any other
country if a rebellion existed in its
Washington, D. C, April 18.
President Madero's reply to Acting
Secretary Wilson's admonition in re
gard to treatment of Americans in
Mexico probably will be submitted to
the cabinet and considered before an
answer is returned. The note is re
garded rather as an attempt to relieve
Mexlce from financial liability
Three Hurt in Mill Clash.
Lowell, Mass., April 18. During a
disturbance at the mill gates today
three persons were Injured. Five ar
rests were made.
Make Dr. Beebe An Examiner.
St. Paul, April 18. Dr. W. L. Beebe
of St. Paul, for eight years bacteriol
ogist of the live stock sanitary board,
was appointed by. Governor Eberhart
to be la member of the state board of
Rabbi Re-Elect Officer.
Baltimore, April 18. The central
conference of American rabbis yester
day concluded its 23d annual conven
tion with the re-election of Rabbi Sam
uel Schulman of New York as presi
dent and the rest of the present offi
cers and members of th'e executive
Grant Miner Increase In Wage.
Houghton, Mich., April 18. The Cal
umet and Hecla Mining company an
; nounced an increase of 10 per cent In
I v.aee.4 for its emrilovea and those of
10 subsidiary companies.
Convicted of Manslaughter.
Waterloo, Iowa, April IH. The Jury
in the case of J. T. McCraskill return
ed a verdict of manslaughter. Mc
Craskill, a sewing machine agent, was
charged with the murder of Henry'
Phillips, a wealthy farmer near Raymond.
Insurance Man Dead.
Milwaukee, April lh. Vice President
Skin-irr of the Northwestern Mutual
Life Insurance company of Milwaukee
for died this afternoon of apoplexy.
damages inflicted upon foreigners by
rebels than as an evidence of resent
ment against the actions of the state
KILL 107 MINERS
MISSISSIPPI DELTA IS
BEING SWEPT BY FLOOD
Greenville, Miss., April 18. Flood j Irkutsk, Siberia, April 18. One
continue to sweep the fertile delta j hundred and seven gold miners were
lands and some of the richest cotton i killed and So more wounded in a fight
land in the world probably will be; with Russian soldiers at the Leno
wept by the rushing tide. A gap (Gold Mining company's workings In
In the embankment near Be u lab, la j this vicinity. The cause of the trou
1.000 feet wide. ble is not known.
Washington, April 18. The
task of investigating the wreck
of the Titanic has begun today
by the senate committees. The
commerce committee appointed
a sub-committee of seven head
ed by Smith of Michigan to take
testimony. He leaves imme
diately for New York.
CALL SURVIVING OFFICERS.
Among others who will be
summoned to appear will be
any officers of the Titanic who
may have survived and are on
the Carpathia. An important
feature of the investigation may
be a message transmitted
through to the Titanic April 14,
the day of the calamity, from
the steamer Amerika to the hy
drographic office of the United
States navy giving notice of ice
bergs in the Titanic' s vicinity.
Naval officials are of the ,
opinion one of the icebergs re
ported by the Amerika through
the Titanic was the cause of the
Titanic wreck. These officers
were amazed by reports of the
Titanic going ahead at full speed
in view of the known presence
TO CALL BHITOV St BJKCTS. .
Senator Smith said he feared the
committee was without Jurisdiction to
compel Ismay and other British Bub- '
Jects connected with the international :
mercantile marine to attend its hear
ing and give testimony. But, he Mid,
an effort would be made to Induce
them to accept subpoenas.
Secretary Nagle will leave for New
York this afternoon to make certain
immigrants who survived the Titanic
disaster will received sympathetic al
lenient treatment Nagle intimated
there would be practically a complete
relaxation of all stringent immigration
Washington, April 18. Senaior
Smith of Michigan, who introduced
the resolution passed by the senate
providing for the investigation of 'the
Titanic disaster, said today he would
urge a rigid Inquiry into existing mar
itime laws, regardless of what Inter
ests might be affected.
"Our committee," said Smith, "will
Immediately set about the task before
it and, I believe, we shall be able to
control me conauct or snip owners
and masters by more definite regu
lations In the future."
I VKSTM.ATIO IK Ef;I.AM.
Iondon. April 18. A searching in
quiry Into matters concerning the ca
tastrophe to the Titanic, appertaining
to their respective departments was
promised in the commons thi after
noon by both President Buxton of the
board of trade and Postmaster Gen
The actual number of passengers
and crew aboard the Titanic waa 2.
208, according to President Buxton of
the board of trad", replying to a ques
tion in the commons this afternoon.
ACCOMMODATIONS C BRIF.D.
Buxton stated the Titanic actually
carried 16 boats on its davit, giving
accemmodation for SftO persona. Other
boats on board provided accommoda
tions for another 188, making a total of
1.178. In addition there were 48 life
buoys and 3,500 life belts.
DKMtM) IIOIH FOR ALL.
Utica, X. Y., April 1 8. Mayor of
all cities in this state today are
authorizing their signature to be
affixed to a telegram to be forwarded
to congress by the secretary of their
association asking the United States
to pass a law requiring every pas
senger vessel leaving a port in trI
country to be equipped with lifeboat
or raft sufficient to receive and float
every human creature on board the
Peru, lnd., April 18. In a collision
of Indiana Union Traction car at
Cassville 15 persona were hurt, none