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TUESDAY, JUNE 16,1914.
FAKE RETORT OF
THE SHIP SIBERIA
WIRELESS REPORT SENT OUT
SEEMS TO HAVE CAUSED
MAKE SINK INVESTIGATIONS
International Sign Sent Out When
Only Simple Message Was
Tokio, June 15.—Some light has
been thrown upon the "wireless" mys
tery of the reported stranding of the
Pacific Mail Steamer Siberia. May 1,
off the coast of Formosa, yet not
enough to say that the mystery has
been cleared. While people of two
hemispheres were in dread that the
vessel had sunk, and a dozen war
ships were searching vainly, the Si
beria sailed into Manilla Bay, saying
that there must have been some mis
take as she had had no accident what
The! company officials here believe
that the confusion was caused by
the signal of the Persia being mis
taken for the international distress
signal "S O S" while the Siberia was
giving her position to the Persia and
they explain in detail their reasoning.
But the Japanese operator at the Oze
saki land station insists that he really
heard the distress signal which claim
ed to come from the Siberia. He said
lie did not think the signak "M S'
(the name of the Persia) cqtity bd
mistaken by a trained operator for
No word has come to Japan yet
from the Captain of the Siberia, giv
ing his log or any theory as to the
mystery. Always admitting the Si
beria log may afford light, the Pacific
Mail Company officials offer this ex
planation which was first suggested
•by the wireless operator of the Persia.
The "SOS" distress is: three dots,
three dashes and three dots thus:
S) (O) (S)
The Persia call (MBS) is two
dashes, one dash with three dots, and
three dots. It would be sent this
way: (M) (D)
The static condition being bad it is
thought the operator at Ozesaki pick
ed up "S" the last letter of "MBS".
Then he caught the two dashes of
"M" and joined tnem to the dash of
the letter "B". The final three dots
of the letter "B" gave him his "S",
and he had "S O S".
Under this theory the spacing be
tween the dashes must have been ir
regular or shortened by the dots be
Silence Not Explained.
Having found this explanation in
an effort to get at a solution of thn
mystery, the steamship officials ad
mit that it does not explain the si
lence of the Siberia on May 1, after
The reported accident when through
out the day the hi.fi power apparatus
on the Japanese and Formosa coasts
and on the British warships Minotaur
and Yarmouth as well as on the
American warships Wilmington and
Galveston, were unaale to get any an
swer from the see. The company
thinks it may have been due to at
mospheric conditions which permit
ted communications between the Si
beria and the Persia but not with oth
The stories of the various persons
and ships concerned with the Siberia
affair form an interesting narrative.
The distress message, supposed to
come from the Siberia, was received
at 5:10 a. m. May i. The log of the
Persia shows that at o:50 a. m. that
day the Persia received a message
from the Siberia. At 8:30 a .m. she
exchanged positions with the Siberia
at 9:50 a. m. she received two mes
sages from the Siberia and at 1:35
p. m. the Persia sent two. The Cap
tain of the Persia sent two. The
Captain of the Persia continues his
Hailed Other Vessels.
At two O'CIOCK in the afternoon,
May 1, the Siberia was 4^hted and
two steamers passed each other at a
very short distance. They were then
11 miles south of Cape Bojeador, or
about 260 miles south of the position
in which the Siberia was reported to
be in distress. Another bessage from
the Siberia was expected by those on
the Persia at 8 o'clock that evening,
May 1, hut this was not received.
At 1:10 o'clock the following morn
less message from the lVritish warship
Yarmouth that the Siberia was "all
right." This massage naturally puz
zled those on board the Persia for
they could not understand why such
•a message should have been consid
ered necessary. Twenty minutes lat
er, at half past one, the Persia re
ceived a wireless from Nagasaki say
ing that the Siberia was in distress at
a point 22.40 north and 121.10 feast,
namely, 751 miles north of Manila.
The Persia's officers realized that
there had been some mistake, for the
Siberia had already been sighted far
south of that 'position, which was still
north of the Persia's position.
At Fcur O'clock.
At ten minutes ,past four another
wireless call was received, this time
from the Korea, then lying in port at
Hongkong. The Korea said: "Siberia
in great dagger in lat. 22.40 north and
long. 121. iO east, information re
ceived in regard the same from Nag
asaki and Yokohama. Mr. Morton,
agent in Hongkong desires you to
hurry up to Siberia in order to render
assistance. Nelson." Captain Hill of
the Persia replied: "I met the Si
beria at 2 p. m. yesterday—looks like
a mistake. Left Manila on April 30.
I am now off Guarim Point." Half
an hour later a message was received
from the Siberia herself, saying thai
she was 125 miles north of Manila,
"all o. k."
A Static Storm.
By this tim^ the Siberia had enter
ed what is known as a static storm,
an atmoscpheric condition frequently
met with in tropical countries, which
renders wireless communications dif
ficult and sometimes impossible. The
Persia was therefore,unable to inform
the Siberia of the unaccountable mes
sages she had been receiving from
different quarters. The Persia, how
ever, at once transmitted the message
she had received from the Siberia to
Hongkong, but got no reply, and there
fore could not tell whether it had
been picked up or not.
Persia Received Messages.
The Persia continued to receive
messages from different sources, one
from the wireless station in Formosa,
urging her to go to the rescue, while
others told her that the Siberia was
At half past seven the same morn
ing. the Persia reached the position
where the Siberia was described to
be in distress, and here sighted a
Japanese cable ship, which signalled
that she luis seen 'nothing in the na
ture of a vessel in want of assistance.
Half an hour later a message was
picked up from the H. M. S. Yarmouth
which was now in the immediate vi
cinity, on the lookout for steamer in
distress, requesting any information.
Captain Hill replied that he had seen
the Siberia the previous day, and add
ed: "I expect she is now in 'Manila.
Think there must be a mistake some
About the time of the Persia's ar
rival an important point in the mys
tery was cleared up when the Nippon
Yusen Kaisha, as the result of an in
vestigation announced that the Siger
ian distress signal given out by the
company's steamer 'Bingo Maru" and
transmitted to the Formosan govern
ment and thence to the Japanese
navy had not been received directly
from the Siberia but from the oze
saki land station. The company ex
plains that the mistake was made by
the Fukikaku wireless station at !For
mosa which handed the message
along as a "Bingo Maru" report when,
in fact, it was an Ozesak' report. This
so far as is know, leaves the Ozesaki
station the only one hearing the Si
beria distress signal.
What the Department of .Communi
cations of Japan thinks about the
question at issue may foe seen from
the following official letter which
was sent to the agents of the Pacific
"On May 1st, at 5:10 a. m. the
"SOS WU'U" (Distress Siberia) call
was received suddenly and repeated
ly at the Ozesaki wireless telegraph
office. However, as the telegraphic
effect was weak the receiving instru
ment was set in order so that a reply
might be given after getting the said
call positively confirmed. In a short
time the call came as above was re
peated. Immediately a reply was
given repeating "WWU DE Jos OK
YR SOS Give Posn" (Siberia here
Ozesaki all right your distress give
position). It being ascertained that
the said ship's position was 22.40
north latitude and 121.10 east longi
tude a message was repeated saying
'^Wliat kind and cause of distress"
but as sunrise was approaching the
communications became difficult. Al
though a clear reply could not be re
ceived in the approaching dawn it
was considered by the office to be bif
yond doubt that there was the dis
tress anyhow and necessary measures
were immediately taken."
"Could Not "Raise" Siberia.
Inability to "raise" the Siberia sub
sequently led to the report that the
ship was sinking and messages to
that effect were sent to Nagasaki
from Ozesaki and thence to Tokio.
Official bulletins fro mthe Formosan
government and the Japanese navy
reported the Siberia had met with di
saster. Investigation thus far shows
that all these reports emanated from
the same source, namely, the original
distress signel at Ozesaki. So con
vinced was the Japanese navy of
some serious disaster that it did not
wait for George W. Guthrie, the Amer
ican ambassador to request the send
ing for help, but quickly ordered two
warships out from Formosa. One of
them, the Kanto ,Maru, was later
sighter by the Persia.
Shipping officials and naval offi
cers in the Far East are very anxious
that a complete investigation be made
into the Siberian incident.
They believe it imperative in the in
terest of the future usefulness of wire
less telegraphy in the saving of life.
.Meantime, the Pacific Mail Company
will probably change the call letters
of the Persia, feeling that the con
stant repeating of the Persia signal
by the Siberia was misread for the
distress call by the operator at Oze
The Mothers' club of Winfield town»
ship met Wednesday afternoon with
Mrs. Win, Farlsy, at the residence on
Fourth avenue S., Jamestown. The
guests numbered 26, 14 being mem
bers and the others visitors. The sub
ject of the meeting was "Woman's
Suffrage" and execellent talks were
given by Mrs. Elizabeth Preston An
derson and Mrs, Charles Rathman
also, by County Superintendent Mary
McGinnis, who is the only honorary
member of the club. Musical numbers
were given by the three little Misses
Baenen and a reading by Miss Mae
Farley. Lunch was served at the
close of the meeting.
The Mothrs' club of Mott met at the
home of Mrs. E. H. Yonaka, on Tues
day evening. At the close of the busi
ess session, a dainty luncheon was
served. This was the last meeting of
the year and the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year:
Officers elected for tne ensuia^
year are: .Mrs. E. H. Yonaka, presi
dent Mrs. R. D. Beery, first vice
president Mrs. Arnold Bannon, sec
ond vice president Mrs. R. A. Grant,
secretary Mrs. L. V. Duncanson,
GONE TO MISSOULA.
Mrs. Judge Spaulding lewt on No. 3,
for Missoula, Mont., yesterday, to vi
sit her daughter.
GONE TO MINNEAPOLIS.
Mrs. Irene Leoaard and Son Ricahrd
left Sunday evening on No. 2, to spend
the summer in Minneapolis, with
'RETURNED TO HER HOME.
Miss Francis Close left on No. 2
Sunday evening for her home, in San
Diego, Calif., after spending the
winter in Bismarck with relatives.
HOME FROM TWIN CITIES.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Remington
have returned fwnh the Twin Cities,
having been in attendence at the
Bankers convention in Minneapolis.
Mr. L. E. Pierce left for his home
at Isabel, South Dakota after making
an extended visit with his father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pierce
and two daughters, Miss Bertha and
Mrs. M. R. Sliowalter.
ENTERTAINED VISITING LADIES.
Mrs. Paul C. Remington entertained
a few friends informally at a tea,
yesterday afternoon, from 4:00 to G:00
in honor Mrs and Miss Sterette of
Detroit, Mich., and 'Mrs. Watts of Min
neapolis, Minn., who are guests in the
VISITING IN FREEPORT, ILL.
Mrs. R. S. Towne, is enjoying her
visit to relative, in Freeport, 111., and
writes, the trees and flowers, especial
ly the roses, are lovely. The parks
are beautiful, and ideal for picnics,
and she is having an enjoyable out
MRS. BRUCE AND FAMILY LEAVE
Mrs. A. A. Bruce and son Edward
left yesterday for Grand Forks, to
spend the summer. Miss Glenn will
join her mother af Jamestown, where
she has been the guest of Judge Els
The ceremony of the dedication of
St. John's Catholic church of Beach
will take place on Sunday, June 21,
Pontifical high mass will be celebrat
ed by the Right Rev. Bishop Wehrle,
O. S. B., of Dismarck, at 10:30 in the
morning. He will also deliver a lec
ture at the regular evening service
GUESTS OF MRS RAMSTAD.
Mrs. Sterett and daughter, Miss
Muriel, of Detroit, Mich,, are the
guests of Mrs. N. O. Ramstad. having
arrived in the city, on Saturady. The
laides, who are on the way to the
coast, have visited in the city before,
and will be remembered as the mother
and sister of Mrs. Chambers, wife of
Dr. C. Chambers who formerly lived
PRISON GUARD VISITING.
J. F'. Carter, one of the efficient
guards at the state penitentiary, ar
rived from Bismarck and will visit
old time friends in Minot and in
Mountrail county, his former home.
Mr. Carter is one of the most popular
guards in the institution, being in
charge of the Drison hosnital. He is
not only well liked by all of the pris
oners. but stands high in the estima
tion of Warden F.
Jack says that Fred Yeager, the
young man who broke his leg while
scaling the prison wall, in an attempt
to escape, is getting along quite well,
although he suffered a bad fracture.
-Ward County Independent.
One year ago the Alumni associa
tion set aside a sum of money for a
permanent fund, the interest from
which to be used as a prize for the
best toast written by the graduating
class each year. Instruction was
given in connection with the High
School work, of toast writing and all
members were required to do this
work preliminary to the contest.
Four members, Laura Little, Bertha
Burton, Julius Amberson and Althea
Spear, entered the contest. Laura Lit
tle was awarded the prize, her subject
being, "Our 1 Alma Mater." The
judges were Chief Justice Spalding,
Mrs. Budlong and C. L. Young.
DEATH OF WELL KNOWN WOMAN
Mrs. Raphael Hagle, aged 38 years,
•lied yesterday at l»°r home, near Yii'
ei, N. D., of septacemia, after a brief
The deceased came to the United
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States 14 years ago, from Russia, and
made her home at liisiuarck for about
six years. For the past eight years
she has beeit living ut the farm homS
Her husband and six children, three
boys and three girls, survive. The fu
neral was heljd Sunday rrom the
churcli at St. Vincent.
Mrs. Hagle was very well known
and had many friends, who regret
her untimely death.—Mandan Pio
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Mr. and 'Mrs. Herman Geiseke, Hen
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ner were Jamestown visitors last Sat
Thursday even in the graduation
exercises were given by the pupils of
(he Eighth grade in l.anger's hall.
The hall was nicely decorated with
the class llower, jink carnations, arid
colors of royal purple and cream,
with a large banner with their motto,
"Too much learning is just right."
The hall was packed to its capacity
with people from far and near, to wit
ness the largest graduation class ever
in Medina, The class, 16 in numbe*,
is the largest class of Eighth grade
graduates of any school in the county
this year the class also has the hon
or of having the highest average cred
its of any school in the county. This
is something to be proud of and much
credit should be given Prof. H.
Woll, for the showing he has made
for the school the past year.
Friday evening Meyer's -Novelty and
Trained Animal show gave its exhib
it before a large crowd of spectators.
All reported to have had a good half
dollar's worth of amusement.
Mesdames Will and Tom Higgins
had the misfortune of having a r^-v
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It appeared In scaly form,
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larger and white scalcs formed
viien about the size of an
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looks of It was horrible, which
made it very unpleasant for
me. It itched a little at times.
"I tried several remedies, but the trouble
aeemod to grow worse instead of better, and
I tried several treatments which cured mc
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One day a friend saw the advertisement of
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and I sent for a samplo. They helped me, so
I purchased two more boxes of Cuticura
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they completely cured me. It took thrco
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away while on their way out to spend
the day with Mr. and Mrs. Dan Tracy.
They were met by Mong's car at a
slight raise in the road the horses
became unmanageable and began to
run, throwing both ladies out of the
buggy. They received numerous
bruises, the buggy was turned com
pletely over and was smashed up con
John Remboth is home, after spend
ing the winter attending college at
Michael Murphy of Jamestown wa9
a Medina visitor the latter part of
the week, looking after business con
nected with the Medina State bank.
The new time table, going into ef
fect Sunday, June 7, makes some
changes in the local trains. No 7 will
be nearly on its old time, but No. 8
will arrive at 4:52, instead of 5:27.
The taking off of Nos. 5 and (i leaves
Medina with only one local eastbound
train daily those having business at
the county seat now will have to stay
over night at Jamestown, returning
on No. 7 the following day.
Henry Uecknall and wife are prone
parents of a baby boy.
Clarence Higgins left Thursday for
Valley City, where he expects to se
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A large number of farmers from
hero liavn returned from Montana,
where they have been looking over
the country with a view of taking
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