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wv -i-pV -7,jrp-'ffwar.. WxtWmhinn f me WVJJU 9tKAKCtXL Probably Showers To night and Sunday. Final Edition Xw Xerk Market Cteafas PrUm NUMBER 7425, Yesterday's Circulation, 76,208 WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 20, 1912 Sixteen Pages. PRICE ONE OENT. TITANIC WARNED TO L00K.0UT FOR ICEBERGS ON SUNDAY NIGHT, SAYS WIRELESS OPERATOR r-" srt NEBRASKA D B BY ROOSEVELT Colonel Captures Twenty four Delegates in Two Western States. WILSON LEADING IN BRYAN'S HOME Fight for Bourne's Seat in Sen ate Is Still Unde cided. By JUDSON C. WELLIVER. Nebraska, with sixteen, and Ore gon, with eight delegates to the Re publican national convention, are today added to the column with the Roosevelt instructions. Oregon named La Follette as Its eecond choice, Taft running a poor third. Figures are not yet given, the advices from the Coast being meager. Advices through the press associations, the Oregon members of Congress and the political comrult- "tees are, however, agreed on the es sential facts. The belief Is that Taft ran consid erably better than in North Dakota where the total progressive vote Rooseveii' andXa Follette together was just about forty times the Taft vote. In Oregon, it is thought, Taft Is only beaten about five to one. In the Democratic fight, Wilson Is reported leading, and the Jersey man's followers are confident of car rying the delegation. Contest Important Nebraska's contest: was recrnrded aa ! more important than that of Oregon In ' both parties, and the Roosevelt victor has caused much rejoicing: at Roosevelt headquarters, because the Taft end La Flollette people are charged with having double-teamed in both theso States In the effort to keep Roosevelt out at any cost. Nebraska's Senatorial fight is of great interest. Senator Norris Brown Is fight ing for a renomlnatlon and Congress man George W. Norrls is opposing him. "My frlcndB wire me that it's awfully close; that's all I know about it." said . Senator Brown this morning. "It -will take till Monday to know whether Nor rls or I gets the nomination. "On the Presidential result there seems to be no uncertainty. My advices are that Roosevelt has got away with It, with some suggestion that he has , polled more votes than both the other candidates." The Senatorial contest in Oregon Is reported very close between Bourne and Ben Selling, a Portland merchant. Selling is a Hebrew, a leader in business, and has put up a very active and aggressive campaign. The biggest issue in tht State has been parcels post, which Bourne has urged in season and out, thereby getting the country town people arriyed against him. Tlio farmers and the cities have been expected to come through strong for him, and to save the day. Portland For Bourne. The county of Multnomah (Portland) went for Bourno by about 3,000. That gave him a good apparent start; but the country towns then began to Bend re turns, generally hostile to Bourne; tho farmers have not yet been heard from, and the result is decidedly In doubt. Fragmentary returns from all of the six Nebraska Congressional districts up to this forenoon, 'placed the strength of the candidates as follows: First district Roosevelt, 2,142; Taft, 1.0fl5; Lo Follette, 1,391. Second district Roosevelt, 1,812; Taft, 1.051; La Follette. 90. Third district-Roosevelt, 1.S97; Tart. Ml: La Follette. 368. Fourth district Roosevelt, 1.030; Taft, 313; La Follette, 401. Fifth district Roosevelt, 110; Taft. 278: La Follette, 603. Sixth district Roosevelt. 516; Taft, 198: La Follette. 2S3. These figures give Roosevelt a con siderable lead over the combined strength of both his opponents. Today's balance sheet of the political situation shows that there have been elected to date OH delegates to tho (Continued on Eighth Page.) WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Increasing cloudiness, probably fol lowed by showers late tonight and Sun day; slightly warmer tonight. TEMPERATURES. U. S. BUREAU AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m 66 9 a. m 58 10 a. m BD 11 a. m 63 12 noon 6t 1 P. m , 70 2 p. ra 72 8 a. m 4S 9 a. m Rl 10 a. m &3 U a. m K 12 noon 66 Id. m 6S lp. m 53 i J. BRUCE iftiiBL ' : IHIwWliil i I 'THMttr tin iMllBffi'lTO TAFT TO DROP BIG BOMBS UNDER FOES, FRIENDS HERE SAY In Massachusetts Speeches Next Week Presi dent Will Spring Surprise, It Is Declared. Canceling all the engagements he had made for this mornlne, President ,Taft went to 'vork today on what la prom- Ued will be the greatest political speech of the present campaign. rnmrrpsfimpn and Senators wno brought the usual crowd of handshakers and others who had matters of stato to discuss wero Informed, after their ar rival at the Executive office, that Mr. Taft was at work In ills study and would fcee no ono. An exception was made in the case cf Secretaiy of State Knox because of the utcencv of th3 Msxico situation, and the .Magdalen.i bay pioblem. but for the r.-at of the day the Ff'dent wns busy iircpuuiiK mo uumu -... .. in di-ilared. will "blow roimer rren dent Roosevelt off tho political map." The material .Mr. Taft is to explode la not of the usual class of political gropogamla. it Is explained, bOt some thing which will really cause a grave brandal. Mr. Taffs spokesmen say that the President would have taken quicker action In tho matter but for tho fact that tho sinking of tho Titanic dis tracted public attention. It was de cided that tho President had better wait until the country quit mourn ing over the frightful sea tragedy. Tho politicians think the time is now ripe, nowever, or will bo by tho tlmo that Mi. -raft reaches Massa chusetts on Thursday. The President and his friends feel that they still have a slight hope for victory If that State gives him a majority of Its delegates. Like drown ing men catching at straws they declare that If Massachusetts goes for Taft tho Roosevelt landslide will be effectively checked. In the pursuance of this belief, therefore, all the old war horses and standpatters In the Administration SHIPS IN CRASH ON FOG-BOUND COAST Eleven Members of Crew Have Remarkable Escape to Nova Scotia. GLOUCESTER, Mass., April Jp. Talcs of a crash between two ships In a thick fog oft 'New Foundland early Tuesday morning, and the almost miraculous es cape of eleven members of tho schooner Uranus, of Nova Scotia, were told heio today when the John Hays Hammond, of Gloucester, limped Into port with her bowsprit a splinter and her prow stove In. When tho vessel lilt what is thought to have been a small Iceberg, glanced oft tho Uranus' port side, and swung her around alongside tho Hammond. Six members of the Uranus leaed aboard ibu Hammond, but eleven didn't ,havo tlm before she was swept outward. It was thought they were lost until messages from Nova bcotia Kaiu tne eleven men abandoned the Uranus and rowod Into shore. They were moro dead than allvo after terrible hardship. ISMAY TESTIFYING BEFORE SENATOR WILLIAM ALDEN SMITH'S INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE IN NEW .ranks who have any influence at all in the State vlll be present at the ; pons wnen the primaries are held on April 30. There will bo no scarcity f ionoy with iwhlch .tlo 11 the troubled seas, and every leader will be on the Job personally. The Taft leaders say, In this connec tion, that Illinois would not have gono as it did, and Pennsylvania might havo returned a far different showing had tho President's campaign managers been vigilantly alert to the situation. In addition to all this Mr. Taft will Inspire the voters of the State of Mas sachusetts by the force of his person ality and such arguments aa may bo able to bring to bear in his speeches at Springfield, Worcester, and Boston. Ho wii igo to tnese cities on Thursday. Mr. Taft haB been Influenced to take up tho personal plan of campaign, it Is declared by his friends, who say that unless he does "go after Teddy" all is lost. He is expected to take off his gloves I ana name Air. Roosevelt personally, a thing he has heretofore refrained from doing. His speech which he Is pre paring today will. It Is expected, bo the most Important he has made thus far. LONG SENTENCE FOR rn'MT'r'00r,i ox i irrrw Uon system today and Assessor Rich I ImrKNNrll SI AYH ards again pointed out the lmperfec jJll lsiJiJL,U kJJLlIJLlV tions of the present methods. Mr Richards testified that the small force of Inspectors makes It Impossible rr.,. . . . 'r the office to cover tho field thor- Twenty-sevcn years in the penlten- ouglily and that there la a broad area tiary was the sentence imposed on "Wade i in Washington carrying erroneous as Baker, colored, who pleaded guilty be- ! sessments because of this condition fore Justice Andprson In rvtmlnoi i Mr- Wcharas paid that the last ns lorc Justice Anuerson in Criminal seS8ment brought some 1.70O protests, Court No. 1, to murder In the second ' moHt of them from small property degree. He choked his wife to death ' owners. He then asserted that the last July at her home, 112 M' street southwest. Domlnlco Pansa was sentenced to fif teen years in prison on his conviction of attempted assault on a five-year-old girl. Thaddeus John Johnson, colored. receivea ine same Benienco, me limit, for an attempted assault on a seven-yacr-old girl. Bessie Pembleton received a sentence of one year and three months In the penitentiary when sho pleaded guilty to manslaughter In connection with the death of her Infant last August. FULL STORY OF TITANIC DISASTER TOLD IN THE SUNDAY EVENING TIMES By GORDON MACKAY. First complete account of the trip of the vast liner, begun beneath blue skies, which ended in death and horror beneath the waves off Cape Race. STORIES OF THE SURVIVORS Revealing heroism of men and the courage of women, told for the first time with the entire details of the wreck and the sinking of the vast ship. GREATER THAN ANY FICTION. llHKJ. - ' V: lr OUT FAULTS IN TAX IT T Richards Tells Committee Complaints Are Just. A subcommittee of the House District Committee continued Its investigation of t of the District's assessment and tara- Board of Assessors is too small to cov er tho entire field thoroughly and prop erly. He acknowledged that thcro Is now on the- books of his office property assessed at too high a figure, which v.. ..a. n.titf fv fudir. aA Itiettvmnf nfhlla lltuai. .... . tu... J.............. ...... w other instances were cited wnere ror lack of time tho old assessments had been allowed to stand. An appeal on one bit of property, ho said, had caused an adjustment to be mado for two blocks surrounding it. The wide areas of land along Connec ticut avenue extended, he said, had In creaked 400 per cent in ton years. KEAJx-ialB linlTnrtiTiBSBaBS ASSESSOR OTS SYSTEM OF DIS NATION MAY RAISE GREAT MEMORIAL TO DISASTER'S HERO j i-f I !- " Whole Country Likely to Be Asked to Con tribute to Fund for Monument for Major Butt, Who Gave Life for Others. An agitation has been started at the White House among the friends of Major Archlbuld Butt for the erection of a memorial monument In this city for tho President's late military aide, who gavo up his life for others on tho Titanic It Is planned to make the project a national tribute to tho hetoic offlcer. and to have Congress pass an appro priation of $200,000 for the purpose. John Hays Hammond, who is a per sonal friend of President Tnft, Is one of those Who has enlisted himself In the movement. "I meant to start a private subscrip tion fund for the purpose," he said at the White House today, "but I think it would bo much more appropriate and fitting If Congress took tho Initiative. Tho memorial would then take on the naturo of a national tribute. Major Butt's conduct was that of a hero and deserves official recognition. The War Department today gavo out a letter written by Mr. Taft while ho was a member of the Philippine Com mission in 1901. recommending Major Butt for appointment as a captain and assistant quartermaster In the United States Army. The letter was written to the Secretary of War and read as fol lows: Tho Honorable, The Secretary of War. Sir; I have great pleasure In com mending to you ror appointment as cap tain and assistant quartermaster In the United States Regular Army, Archibald v nutt. He now tills this position In the United States volunteers, and Is In charge of land transportation in the City of Manila. I havo had occasion to know something about the very great efficiency with which Captain Butt has discharged his duties, and the respect and approval which he has merited and won from nis superior oincers. in ais - .. ...l.l, nl mo- -auJ'"k re "'?Jlv' ",'"' tV,, ' im i Arthur ho said to me that I should uui iciiiuy umivcj iiu iiiioicicvu .ii icuiii" mending Captain Butt for tho position to which he aspires. His experience hero has been most valuable to him, and It seems a pity by tho mere lause of tho volunteer law to llose an officer who has demonstrated his YORK CITY. capacity to do things and to meet dif ficulties which presept themselves In a situation, with the means he had at hand, without sitting down to wait for somebody elso to furnish additional in struments. WILLIAM H. TAFT." Liked By Roosevelt. The Secretary of tho Navy also dis closed a memorandum expressing the highest respect of Former President Roosevelt for tho military aide. Mr. Roosevelt said in a letter that Captain Butt was possessed of unusual ability and was "exceptionally tactful and dip lomatic." "He Is an exceptionally able and ef ficient officer and If over asraln It should befall me to command troops I should desire klm to servo under me," con cluded Mr. Roosevelt. Expressions of the greatest praise of the unfortunate military aide's high character, bravery and efficiency con tinued to bo heard on all sides at the White House and at tho State, War and Navy Building today. Captain McCoy, U. S. A., today made public a telegram received from Mr. Roosevelt which read in part: "Am deeply shocked and grieved about poor Archie." Secretary of the Navy Meyer and Sec retary of War Stlmson today contrib uted additional statements of sorrow nvr Vio rtrnwnlne of Malor Butt. Both declared that no finer officer and braver man over lived. Negotiations are on today to obtain one of tho largest theaters in Wash ington fcr the memorial service May E for Malor Archibald Butt A larga auditorium will he necessary for it Is agreed that tho mem loriai service will bo the largest ever con ducted In tha city under MaBonlo auspices. In Other Cities. Besides the nervlco hero May 5, which must bo In the afternoon If a theater Is to be utilized, services in memory of Major Butt will be held In two other cities. Sewanee. Tenn., where Major Butt attended the Uni versity of tho South, and Augusta, Qa., where Major Butt grew to man hood. At Sewanee tho exorcises will be hold a week from tomorrow, but at Augusta the date Is not settled. Service was held yesterday of com momoratlvo nature in Tampa, Fla., where Major Butt was stationed dur ing the Spanish-American war for a time and whoro ha had .many friends. Company F, of tho Second Florida National uuard, directed tno aerv- 'ce . . President Taft will attend and speak at the Temple Ixdge exercises here and It Is probablo that Henry Watterson will bo another speaker. Invitations will go out today to a number of other promi nent men who will talk of Major Butt's homo life in Georgia, of the major as u newspaper man, as a soldier, and as a Mason. President Taft probably will given an intimate sketch of Malor Butt's character, babed on his familiar knowledge of tho soldier who was drowned when tho Titanic went down. Chairman of committees announced for tho memorial hero are C. K. Ber ryman, speakers; Stirling Kerr, Jr., tickets; Mcrrltt O. Chance, special In vitations; Matthew Trimble, grand bodies, W. W. Price, publicity; Percy S. Foster, music: W. H. Ranlcy. deco rations; Frank P. Sperry, membership attendance, farler B Keene, grand master of (Continued ou Second Page.) TITANIC WARNED OF ICEBERGS T Wireless Operator Bride Tells Senators Message Was Sent to Bridge. DELAY IN SENDING NEWS OF DISASTER Details of Sinking Flashed to Bal tic at 10:30 Monday, Testifies Carpathia Operator. NEW YORK. April 20. That news, .. of the Titanic disaster was sent from the Carpathia at 10:30 o'clock Mon day morning to tho Bteamcr Baltic of the White Star lino and that none of these details reached the shore until Monday evening was dne of the startling points revealed In the tes timony to the Senate invesUgating committee today. It was also developed that the Ti tanic had been warned to look out for icebergs Sunday evening. Harold Bride, assistant wireless operator on the Ill-fated ship, testified that be sent a copy of the message of .warn ing to tho bridge. A frank admission that tho steam ship Callfornlan had tried to report icebergs to him was mado by the operator. He said he had been too busy at the tlmo to take the report He was making out reports and heard "M. W. L.," which was the Callfornlan, call him, Baying he had an ice report Message of Warning. "I was busy and I did not answer at tho time. Half an hour later I heard the same operator transmitting an ico report to the Baltic, and I copied it. I thought it was the same message that I refused previously, but as It was not official I did not copy it In the book, although a copy was sent to the bridge. Whether Captain Smith received It or not, I do not know. It told o'f three great bergs In a certain latltudo and longitude, which I do not now re member." The delay of more than twelve hours In getting news of the Titanic disaster ashore, and the cruel reassuring mes sages that came through the White Star offices all day Monday were tho subjects about which Thomas Cottam, the wireless operator of the Carpathia, was questioned. Cottam said ho himself flashed the details to the liner Baltic at 10:30 Mon day morning. Tho Carpathia was then out of touch with land stations. None of these details, no word that a thou sand or moro had gone down with the Titanic, reached the shore until Monday evening. "I sent several messages to the Bal tic," bald Cottam, answering questions by Senator 8mlth. "But I kept no record of these. There wero many of thorn, and I waa too busy sending. At 10:30 Monday morning I sent all of the details to tho Baltic. It was the whole story. The Baltic was then coming toward tho wreck. I told of the total loss of the Titanic, and of the rescuo of those we had picked up. I told them we wero going to New York." Smith Seeks Facts. Senator Smith then made an attempt to get soma lino on the reassuring news of Monday afternoon that the Titanic was being towed into Halifax. "DIdyou send anything In any of your messages about Halifax?" ho asked. "I think that one of my early mes sages said wo might take the survivors Into Halifax. That was talked of at (Continued on Second Page.) IN CONGRESS TODAY SENATE. . Senate met at 2 o'clock. Wheel tax bill Introduced by Senator Martina applying to automobiles ana motor vehicles in the District. Foreign Relations Committee meets and Titanic matter discussed. Public utilities bill expected to bo brought up this afternoon. Outlook for passage of steel bill good. HOUSE. The House met at noon. Debate on Henry bill begun, requir ing publicity of contributions to candidates for tho Presidential nom ination. A resolution from tho Cuban Senato of sympathy en Titanic disaster was read. Congressman Wilson, of Pennsyl vania, presontod a memorial from tho Seaman's Union, asking Con gress to enact more stringent laws for navigation. District Committee resumed Investi gation of tho District taxation eya. torn.