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MEDMMiD, OWWON, WKDNHHDAY, APItIL 21, 1012.
STRICKEN HHY ORDERED OUT OF FIRSI LIFE-BOUT HE BOARDED
Titanic Inquiry Drlniis Out Fresh
Facts nciinrilinu Wreck Efforts
Mntlc to Save Women nntl Children
First Ismay Sworn at.
Ghost Ship Seen by Several Passcn
licrs Not Seen hy Today's Wit
nessesTry to Block Inquiry.
WASHINGTON. April 21.. -I low i.
While .Star empire told ,1. llrtiue
Jsmiiy to "pt to II 1 out of tlmi"
when I lie excited managing director
of tin) lino approached tlio lifeboats
on I ho starboard sulo of t liu sinking
liner Titanic was told toduv before
tint hiiiintn iuvostipitiiic; committee
li.v lliuold l.owo, filth of fitter of the
Tiluuio' eiuw, who ordered Isiuiiy
l.owo declared Hint Isinny was
iniieli excited mid "appeared very
iinxioiiN In uel off the Tilunlt:."
''I did not know who lie wiih, to
lined lilt) hilling Inngllllgc, ill tilt) lle.it
of the inoiueiit, suggested Lowe.
ItoMiiuliig Lowe said thnl Isiuay
wiih excited until lie hud been sworn
nl, when he went away lo help lower
bout No. a, I .owe hejird First Offi
eer Murdoch order Third Officer
l'iltiimn into one of the limits.
Life HoiilN Lowered.
III hirttuwtlinuny concerning the
lowering of the lifeboats, LtMvo said:
"The danger in overloading lifo
hont litM in the fuel that she will
Juieklc from holh ends. There 1h no
support in Hie center. I should not
want to put molt) than fifty persons
in a hunt hefore it wan loaded al
though it might t-arry sixty if loaded
from ilia water,
"If the IniiilH luiil lieen lowered
mining purKiniN struggling in thti wa
ter it would have heen extremely liar,
anion for all. It in eiihily explained
why boiiiti members of the, Tituuio's
eiew were unable to row. A sailor in
not iieeossnrily a hoaliiian. lie might
sail Ilia heiiH for years and never
toiieh an oar.
Women Hawil I'lrM.
''We went up to lion I No. a. Ismay
watt (lime, He was standing hy i.id
when the detonator went off. The
flash lighted up the entire ileek and
I distinctly saw Ismay. Itncl.cls weie
going off ineeM.antly. After I pit all
the women passengers who wauled lo
pi on the bout, thti male passengers
pit on. I think there were about
foity persons on the boat when it was
loweied, At least 2f of this number
"Then I went to an emerp'iiev boat
and pill 'J7 persons in il -including
five women. Then wo filled boats
fourteen and sixteen on the port side
with women ami children. We put fiS
persons in boat fourteen. All were
women mid children exeept one Ital
ian who sneaked aboard dressed like
a woman. Ho hail his head wrapped
(Coalliuinil on Vasa i,)
TO W BROTHERS
COIfVAMiltj, Oio., April t!l- Slow
jiroKi't'HH wan math) today, in the sel
eolion of a jury lo try (Joorpi.inul
Charliis Ilinnphrtiy, t'liarp'tl with tho
innnler of Jlrs, Kliza (Iriliith near
I'liilouiulh Inst June. Thren teinpor
ary jurors were ueeepled in the fore
noon nullum,' a total of nine, The re
maiiiin three probably will bo ob
tained before thti tiltmo of eourl this
Neither of tho brothers, who art)
alleged In have sliiin three otherri
besides Mrs. (Irlfi'ith, seeined to take
little interest in Ihu proceedings.
Thuy lianlly p'aiuiud al Ihu talesmen
as they took their seats in (ho box
to ho o.Miminoii ih In Iheh' qutilifioa-
Tho lakini; of evidence probably
will bo iH'ituu tomorrow1,
STifft iSfanntotva.-V t'.j ,y.
-ifi "4w.sw Stacks
Nkelrlit'M of Clio hiirt-ctlvo h(cm in (lie foimik-rliiK of Hit Titanic,
KMilinore, of llrookl)ii, on (lie Otrpnllilii, the siiine tiny. Mr. Thnyer
ASK LIFE BOATS
SOUTHAMPTON, Kup, April a I.
-Three hundred stokers struck to
day tin lite hie White Star liner
Olympic, ilccliiriiig they would not
leave port with the vessel until the
lift) proteetini,' facilities were iiii;;
mented. The Murine Firemen's un
ion declared thai the strike was
sHintaneous and not planned in ad
vance. Tho stokeholds of the Olympic
were partially filled from other ships
and tup; towetl the vessel out of tho
The White Star line declared thai
enniip'i stokers weie secured to en
able (ho Olympic to proceed, but of
ficers hebl tho liner outside the har
bor while they attempted to recruit
Sixteen wooden lifehoiils and foity
metal collapsible boats were put
aboard, ounimli to accommodate
a,()llll persons. The foremen deelared
tho collapsible boats worn unsafe,
as, they said, these could not bo han
dled (illicitly euoiiKh to insure biivinj,'
lives in a sudden ciuorp'noy. They
demanded (hut wooden boats replace
tho metal ones.
NIOW YOK1C, April a (.--Today's
stock market opened with a fraction
al upward movement. United States
Stool. Union Pacific and other lead
era miido nlU;lil pilim and American
Tobacco ami International Harvester
wero amoiiK tho fow to show small
Iohhob, l'atiflo Tclcphouo was up
two points, iih wiih Hnek Island pro
forrod and American Can, Later tho
market uBsuiued a dull tnuo, but
Now York Control contlnuod Ub up
Tho nmrkot closed Hteatly,
UOUlB VWXQ etroiiff,
Si'OKANK, Wii., April J-I.Ho-lievcd
to be insane as a result of
hrootliiiir over tho Titanic disaster,
Itichnnl Aleck, n Ilussian, 37 years
of ap, entered Hie editorial rooms
of Hie Spokane C'hroiiiele (oday and
shot and instantly killed E. II. Hoth.
rock, the city editor.
Aleck, without a word, raised his
pin ami shot lint brock, w!:o was ap
proaching (he door us Aleck cnlored.
It is believed that Aleck, who ap
proached the editorial room tiuietly
and with pin conceivled, had not
sinpVd out Holhroek in particular,
lint nilciitled to shoot ho lirst ner-
son he cneountered.
Aleck was arrcstetl ami taken to
the police station where ho told u
rnmblini: story, constantly referring
to (ho Tilaiiio disaster.
KotnrocK was ati .vears old, and
was born noar Lawrence, Kan. IIo
was a uraduato of Stanford univer
sity and was prominent In athletics,
A uiuiuiiur or tlio Clironlrlo editor
ial staff since 1K!!, ho had boon city
editor only a few months. llothroeU
loaves a widow and mother living In
nilMMUHllAVKN, (lermany, April
HI. Hut meiiKor nows of tho after
math of tho Titanic wreck waa
broiiKht on tho Uuor Frankfurt of tho
North Gorman Lloyd lino, which ar
rived In port today. (
Captain llattorl' statotl that ho wiih
MO miles from tho Titanic at tho
ttmu sho struck, nntl started (mine
dlately for tho bcouo, arrlviuK at 10
o'clock Monday morning.
Tho captain stated tho ho saw tho
leoboi'K which tho Tltanlu struck and
took a photOKraph of It. Ho cruised
about tho spot for sonio time, vainly
uockluK (or survivors, and thon pro-coodod,
SHOT BY MAN AC
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BEATS ALL RECORDS
IN VALLEY'S HISTORY
Tho rnjutfall recorded so
far is a.S5 niches, lircukinj;
all records since weather ob
servations were first taken in
188!) in Medford. The Kreut
iM previous rainfall was in
HUM when 2.'X inches fell.
The rain u tif incstiinablo val
ue to orchards and crops of
all kinds and indicates a re
cord breaking ,car ahead.
OF THOSE LOST
IIOSTON, April 21. Tlmt the liner
Califoruiau could easily liavo reach
ed the Titanic before it sank, had not
Wireless Operator Hvaus been asleep,
missing the "S. 0. Si" call, was ad
mitted hero today hy tliu Captain of
tho l.eylautl liner. Tho Califoruiau
was only oipMeen miles nwny from
(ho Titanic, but Kvans had puic to
bed uftcr working continuously nt his
koy for four! con hears.
At 10:0T o'clock Sunday nilil the
CaliforniauV oupiios wero shut down
because of the presence1 of icebergs.
This fact, howcr, would not have
prevented tho operator from rccoiv
inp; tho call for help, hut it would
liavo prevented him from replying.
Tho Califoruiau did not hear of
tho disaster until b o'clock Monday
morning, too late to ho of assistance.
IIKEMKKTON, Wii., April 21.
Tho niost powerful wiroloss station in
tho world will bo installed on Tatoosh
tslaud, at the entrance lo Pugol
Sound, accordinr to plans being mado
hy tho navy department, By virtue
of its iuiiiuuai(diiig position which
places it in range with tntns-Piuiifio
liners, and as a link to (ho numerous
stations (oward tho Alaskan territory
tho notion had boon decided upon,
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of the TJtunlc's colutHllilo nifls. Ills .sketches were filled In by L. I
the Pennsylvania railroad, who was one of the victims of the, disaster.
WASHINGTON. April 24. Acting
on unonymous tips, Senator Stulth,
chairman of the subcommittee of the
sonata which Is Investigating tho
Titanic wreck, today asked Premier
Hordcn of Canada to hold tho steam
er Mount Temple at Montreal.
Senator Smith Is seeking verlfica
Hon of n report that tho Mount Tom
plo was only 50 miles southwest of
tho Titanic when tho liner struck tho
Iceborg, anil that ono of hor passen
gers, said to bo a Dr. Qutnzan, saw
tho Titanic founder.
Tho Canadian government replied
that every effort will bo made to co-
operato In the jnatter.
AUKUDKKN. Wii., April 'J I. Tho
strike of (ho milhucn in (his district
lias become an endurance contest.
Tho strikers' funds are low, but thoy
havo excellent commissaries and
kitchens established in all the cen
ters. They havo successfully resist
ed tho efforts of tho millowncrs and
their professional strikebreakers lo
exasperate them into nets of violence,
mil sullen quiet rcigs.
Taxpayers arc kicking on having
to foot tho hills for tho extra polico
force which tho strike has mado nec
essary. Aberdeen ulono must pay an
additiunnl $'JO,000 for tho hiro of
Of (ho dozen mills effeeted, not one
is working full (imo, though before
tho strike all were running day mid
night. Kight arc making but a pre
tense of working, and two aro closed
HAL COLE CONFIRMED
LAND OFFICE REGISTER
WASINOTON. April 2-1. Tlio son
ata today confirmed tho nomiualion
of Hal Coki to bo rcgistor of tho land
offioo at Spokune, Washington,
SAN FJtANCISCO, April 2.
Laden with refugees, mostly women
and children from the west coast
ports of Mexico the btcamcr City of
Panama arrived here today. The re
fugees told many tales of mistreat
ment at tho hands of baudctti, saying
that anti-American sentiment is very
strong in tho sections from which
they fled. Most of the men remained
behind to protect their property in
terests. The steamer brought a story of
how tho city of San Bias, on tho west
coast just below Mazatlau, wns de
serted almost to a man when Mexican
guerillas demanded that the residents
raise a ransom of ? 10,000 under pen
alty of having tho (own put to the
torch and the residents slaughtered.
In the exodus following, families
of means chartered vessels to take
them to the adjacent island, while tho
poorer people hid in tho neighboring
woods. The guorillns mudo good their
throat and attacked tho city. It is
reported that 107 persons wero killed
including many of tho attaekiu
forco. Passengers on the City of
Panama watched tho flames from the
burning (own and listened to tho vol
leys of musketry nil night Jong. Tho
steamer carried 00 refugees from
San Bias to Miuatlan.
Tho passengers of tho City of Pan
ama told many slories of niurdor,
rapine and torture. Organized bauds
of outlaws, overrunning tho country
without restraint, aro milking u
wholosalu practice of abducting wo
men and girls. Many Americans aro
fleeing with but little food and cloth
ing. TAFT IN CONTROL
OF IOWA CONVENTION
C12DAH RAPIDS, Iowa., April 24.
Presldont Taft'a forces aro In coni
trol of tho Iowa stato central conven
tion bora today, Tlio dologutos at
largo will ho Instructed for the ureal,
dent late this afternoon.
Lack of Protection Afforded by Ma
dero Is Stronrj Provocation for In
vasion to Protect American Lives
Administration Opposed to Warlike
Move Unless Conditions Continue
to Grow Worse.
WASHINGTON April 24. War
between the United States and Mox
ico is being agitated hero today, fol
lowing tnles of (ho wholesale murdor
of American citizens in Mexico, told
by refugees who have just arrived at
Gnlvcston, Texas. Tho situation is
regarded so seriously that (he state
department today sent n second ulti
matum lo President Francisco I. Ma
dero, warning him that tho killing of
Americnn citizens must Stop nt once,
and that an explanation is expected
Although government officials aro
puzzled over (he situation npd are
determined to Safeguard American
lives, they arc unwilling to start hos
tilities nt this time, hoping that Mn
tlcro will take measure. to adjust tho
situation to their satisfaction.
General Anson Mills, the Mexican
boundary commissioner, asserts that
American intervention in Moxico
would mean fifty ycartf ot warfart.
FORT SMITH, Ark., April 24.
Armed posses aro scouring tho coun
trysldo today for four robbers who
blew up tho vault of the Bank of
Midland. 30 miles south of Fort
Smith, set fire to tho building and
escaped with SS000 after a two hours
fight with' a posse of citizens,
Tho robbery was carefully planned
all telephone wires being cut. Two
robbers did the job, while tho others
stood outside and fired nt all who
approached. When tho Job had been
completed tho robbers escaped under
shelter of tho flames.
Destruction of papers in tho fire
will doublo tho loss.
NEW YOKK, April H.Suiushing
into tho pier as sho left New York
harbor for Knglaud, tho big Canard
liner Maurclauia cren(ed consterna
tion among tlio 1,200 passengers
aboard (oday. Tho bridge rail was
twisted by tho impact, hut no one was
Tlio Maurelaniu curried 21 life
boats and seven rafts.
Tho members of tho Tilanio's crow
aro among the passengers of tho
Muurotaiiia. Tie big ship wilt taku
tho southern routu, which is six hours
longer than the northern course
SEEKING PEACE TERMS
NKW YORK. April 24. Booking
a basis of settlement of tho disagree
ment botwecu railroad owners and
engineers to uvort the threatened
strike, Labor CommUslonor Churls
V, No! 11 and Presiding Judge Martin
Knapp of tho commerce court tpdny
conferred with tho rllrod presi
dents association here. Tomorrow
tho two mediators will confer wltk
ropreseutatlvos of the Ilrotkrlnwd
of Locomotive Ktiglntwrs.