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U eFUvejent OGDEN CITY, UTAH, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 15, 1912 Entered as Second-class Matter at the Postoff.ce. Ogden, Utah.
; Carpathia Takes on
j Manyjkatloads
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Magnificent Exemplification of Wireless Tele-raphy--Aid
Comes Quickly to the Appeals of
the Distressed Titanic Was on Her
Maiden Trip List of the First-
r Class Passengers
i v
I X cvrVT.' 15--7Th,e Ca"alian government marine agen- t
f wV Sfcw :' p' m rocelvel a wireless dispatch that the Titanic
Race it if' .Ir3?60 C-ame vla tbc cabloshfp Mlnfa off Capo
t J . U, fidth? steamers towing the Titanic were endeavoring
to get her into shoal water near Cape Race to beach her. I
4iH. ;
f) Now York, April 15. A wireless
I: message from the Titanic received
shortly after midnight, announced the
iincr had struck an iceberg off the
banlcs of New Foundland and was In
a sinking condition. Transfer of the
passengers to the lifeboats began
at once. Tho accident occurred at
10 25 o'clock last nlghL Two hours
later the ship's wireless apparatus,
which had been working so badly as
to permit of only intermittent and
fragmentary messages, failed com
pletely The last words sent by the
operator told that the vessel was ap
parently doomed, "sinking by the
I head," and that the women passen
j gers were being rushed into the lire
boats A reassuring feature was that
t the weather was calm and clear, and
help enly a few hour's away.
The Virginian Receives Distress Slg
B nals,
The Titanic's first S. O. S. message
I I was received by the Allan Liner Vlr
I I ginlan, which, according to the posi
E r tion given by the JTltanlc's operator,
was not more than 170 miles away.
The captain of the Virginian also
Bslaited his boat at full speed for the
scene of the disaster, announcing to j
his brother officer on the bridge of i
the Titanic that the Virginian should
reach him by 10 o'clock this morning.
Where the Accident Occurred.
The Titanic's accident happened in
( btltude U.iG north, longitude 50.14
i west. This point is about 1,150 miles
due east of New York City and -150
"Grilles south of Cape Race, New Found
laud wireless station All the mes
l sages from the ship wore relayed to
the Cape Race wireless station by
'X the Virginian and forwarded by the
) Marconi company to New York City.
Tho Titanic's twin ship, the Olympic,
which left New York last week, was
t also in direct communication with the
tlnking boat from a point about 300
miles away and started at once for
the scene.
I The Vessel's Maiden Trip.
The Titanic, which Is on her mald
, en trip, is in charge of Captain Smith,
who was on the bridge of the big
Olympic when that boat collided with
the British cruiser Hawke laBt Sep
tember. The Titanic carries 1,470 passen-
sers, of whom 318 are in the first
f class cabin and 262 in the second
t cabin.
, Noteworthy Pascengor List.
, The passenger list Is a noteworthy
one, Including Mr. and Mrs. John Ja
cob Aslor, Alfred Gwynnc Vanderbllt,
Major Archibald Butt, aide to Presi
dent Taft: F. R. Millet, the artist;
Mr and Mrs. Tsadorc Strauss, J G.
Wldener of Philadelphia, J. Bruce Is
j may, managing director of the AVhlto
t star lines; C. Al. iiais. presiuont oi
'' the Grand Trunk railway; Benjamin
Guggcnhclmer, V, T. Stead aud oth
' ers.
Steamship men hero today chaac-
terized tho. disaster as "the most
lartling news which has come in from
!lie sea since the advent of wireless
Virginian Headed Toward Titanic,
The first heard of tho accident was
bout 1 o'clock this morning when a
illotln from Montreaf stated that the
illan lino offices there had received
wireless from Captain Gamboll of
he steamer Virginian, stating that tho
Titanic was calling for assistance
iftor a collision with an Iceberg. The
Virginian's captain added ho was
reading his boat for tho Titanic,
'hoso position was said to bo about
250 miles south of Cape Race, New
Immediate Assistance Required.
Immediate Inquiry by the Associated
Press In an urgent message to the
Harconia station at Cape Race whs,
nwered soon afterwards in the fol
lowing words:
.'At 10:25 last night the steamoi
titanic called "C. O. D.' and reported
taving struck an Iceberg. Tho steara
. w id that immediate assistance was
requlred Half an hour afterwards
either messacc reporting that they
I 'e Eluklng by tho head and that
I ''men were being put off in the llfo
iJ'Ms. - -
; Weather Calm and Clear.
I t.e weather was calm and clear,
l J Titanic's wireless ni.iiamr re-i
IV, tn ancl uo cave th" :'ition ofi
ie'i1"' ;,c A1'4i north ,r"-ltuJ-' ap-'1
J " 'V'-at longitude. Tho ?7afonl
I K,at C-ne Race notified tho Al-
rti.v"Dor Virginian, tlie captain of
x ' immediately adviEed that he
i- tgjjjocecdlns for the scene of the ;
I i2tei.yirsin,nn t midnight was
!" tipert a ralIoR fr0m t'hc Titanic and
Hil lo roal1 ln!lt vessel about
1 ""! today. The Olympic at mid-
I night was in latitude 40.32 north
and longitude CI. 18 west She was in
direct communication with the Titanic
and was mailing all hasto toward her.
Baltic Also to the Rescue.
The steamship Baltic also reported
herself as about 200 miles east of tho
Titanic at 10:15 a. m. and making all
j possible speed toward her.
"The last signals from the Titanic
wore heard by the Virginian at 12:27
a. m.
"Tho wireless operator on the Vir
ginian says these signals were blurred
and ended abruptly."
The Titanic is the biggest boat in
the world. She has on board more
than 2,000 persons 1,470 passengers
and a crew of about SCO men. A largo
percentage, if not the majority of the
passengers, are Americans, i
Hundreds of Persons Shocked.
The newspaper offices were besieg
ed early today by inquiry from hun
dreds of persons shocked by the frag
mentary newspaper dispatcher seen
at the breakfast tables, but in the
early morning hours there was not'll-"
Ing vital to add to the' alarming re-,
ports from Capo Race, Something fur
I thcr was expected every moment, but
there was nothing at hand to relievo
l the anxiety shown In every quarter." t
Could Only Express Astonishment.
Vice President P. A. S. Franklin of
the International Merchant Marine,
the highest official of the Whlto Star
lino here, was one of the first to be
notified of the reported disaster, but
it was only through the Associated
Press that he learned of It, and for
hours thereafter he could only ex
press his' astonishment at the news
and his doubt that such a large and
thoroughly protected ship as the Ti
tanic could be in danger at sea.
Vessel Is Unslnkable.
Upon hearing the first reports he
spoko reassuringly, saying that only
eight or ten hours before the White
St'ar offices had received a wireless
giving the liner's position. He was
sure if she had met with any accl- j
dent he would have heard from her
"We are absolutely satisfied that
even if she was in collision with an
iceberg, she Is in no danger," ho said.
-With her numorous watertight com
partments she is absolutely unsink
able and it makes no difference what
sho hit. The report should not
cance nnv snrinnq juiYlntv" i
When the more serious news came
from Cape Race a little later, Mr.
Franklin qualified his statement with
tho hope that tho reports were not
true. He doubted that they could be
correct. I
Official Reports Late.
At 7:30 a. m. tho White Star line
offices still had only the newspaper
reports of the disaster. They felt as
sured that whatever the situation
there was this reassuring feature that
at least three liners had reported
themselves In touch with the Titanic,
that all of them were steaming toward
her and that an unusually lnrge num
ber of other largo ships were within
tho zone of wireless communication
Meagre Reports Cause Alarm.
The fact that at best tho Vinglnlan,
which appeared to be the nearest to
the Titanic, could not reach her until
10 o'clock this morning, only added to
the anxiety of those here who had
friends on board. The bare report
that the vessel was sinking at the bow
at midnight; that women were being
taken off In lifeboats then, aud that
half an hour later the wireless was
broken, was received with the utmost
Quiet Sea for Transfer of Passengers.
There was excellent reason, how
ever, that belief that oven the Titan
ic was in dire straits there was a fair
chance that no lives would be lost.
The Cape Raco dispatch reported tho
weather calm and clear and in a rea-
sonable quiet sea there is little dan
ger in the transfer of passengers to
the lifeboats, in which they might ;
await with considerable tranquility
the arrival of the Virginian this morn- '
ing. j .
It was difficult for even marines to
Interpret, the situutlon fiom the Mar
coni il?patcheb Thc could not un
derstand. Jwny it should b. ncccgbiiry i
to ltk pff finv pns-ntih if the Hner
aery 3in1(tne slightly nt the bow un
lestfc her v,,ran fiit that the water-tl-'ot
ipomparfmeirt would kIvo way.
Presence of Many Iseberos.
The presence if tnnny icebergs in
the j'ath;of tran--' '-title liners was ,
indicated by wlrole last week. ,
Twelve hours before the nowa of the
Titanic's -accident reached the world,
the sorio'uB menace of the Icebergs
was pointed out by tho arrival here
of tho Cunard line steamer Carniania, .
i . .
"Would you treacherously smite tho sacrecrpalla'dium of our liberties? j-Would youtear
down the bulwarks erected against the gusty passions of the mob? Would you -destroy the
system of checks and balances? Would you lay profane hands upon the temple raised by the
fathers? Would you undermine the hallowed protection of our liberty? Would you submit
this government to the tyranny of a majority? Would you lay ths ax to the root of the tree
of freedom?" And so on.
(From the North American, Phrladcl phla.)
which reported having dodged 25 big
bergs, some of them more than 250
fcot high.
The Carmania reported that the
French steamship Niagara had a worse
experience, having bumped into two
small bergs which punched holes in
her hull. The Niagara had this expe
rience on Thursday and unless she has
greatly reduced spood, she should
reach port some time today. The
Titanic undoubtedly ran into this same
ico bank.
Anxiously Awaiting Information.
It is said P. A. S. Franklin, vice
president of tho White Star lino, sent
the following wireless message to
Saptain E. S. Smith, the Titanic's
commander, this morning:
"Anxlouslj' awaiting Information;
full particulars, probable disposition
of passengers."
At 9 o'clock this morning Mr. Frank
lin gave out the following statoment:
"We place absolute confidence in
the Titanic. We believe the boat is
absolutely unslnkable, although sho
may have sunk at tho bow; we know
she will remain afloat.
No Significance to Lack of Messages
From Boat.
"We do not attach any significance
to the fact that there aro no Marconi
messages being received from tho
boaL We think it denotes nothing
but the fact that the boat is in com
munication with other steamers, for
she may have gotten off all tho mes
sages she wanted to send. We aro
not at all worried about the loss of the
ship, but wc aro extremely sorry for
the annoyance and inconvenienco to
our passengers and tho traveling pub
lic. You can make our views as force
ful as you like regarding tho capabil
ities of tho ship to withstand any ex
terior damage.
Figure on Much Aid.
"We figure the Virginian will be
alongside the Titanic by 10 o'clock
aud wo figure the Olympic of the
White Star lino will be with tjic Ti
tanic at 3 p. m. and the Baltic an hour
Mr. Franklin also said, after giving
out tho formal statement, that they
figured the boat was f.OSl miles from
New York and COO miles from Hali
fax. He added that no direct com
munication has been received frpm tho
liner. Mr. Franklin said he had re
ceived a brief wireless dispatch from
the Olympic, saying sho had 'talked
by wireloss with the Titanic at 4 '2 J
o'clock this mornlnf,'. The message
gave no further information. This
message shows conclusively that the
Titanic was still afloat six hours after
the reported accident
Officers of the Titanic.
The officers of the Titanic are:
Captain E. J. Smith, commander; t
Burgeon. W. F, N, 0Loi3ghlin; as- i
Kilani surgeon, J. E. Simpson; purs
er. H W. McElroy; second purser. R.
L. Biockor; chief steward, A Lati
mer. 1
An hour later Mr. Franklin author
ized tho following statement;
; "No alarm Tor Titanic's passen
gers." Mr. Franklin said that while no di
rect message from tho Titanic had
boon received at tho office, the of
ficials wore perfectly satisfied there
was no causo for alarm. They do not
; --?t- - .y -
regard the cessation of the ship's
wireless messac.es as denoting any
thing serious, as this might have been
caused by atmospheric disturbances
or other causes.
Titanic Can Withstand Much.
The Titanic is woll able to withstand
almost any exterior damage and could
keep afloat after being struck.
"The Titanic is now in latitude
41:46 north and longltndo 50.15 west,"
said Mr. Franklin, "She Is being ap
proached from the west by the Olpm
plc of tho White Star line, which
Bhould be alongside by G p. m. to- "
day. The Baltic of the same line,
which was east of the Titanic on its
way to Europe, has truned back and
probably will bo alongside by 4 p. m.
Tho Virginian of the Allan line, east
ward bound, is reported as rapidly
approaching and should bo on the
spot by 10 o'clock this morning.
Olympic In Communication.
"The Olympic has just been report
ed as having been, in direct communi
cation by wireless with the Titanic."
Mr. Franklin was most emphatic in
his assurances regarding the safety
of the passengers and the steamer.
He said he had computed the time
mentioned in the foregoing state
ment by Atlantic time, which is oue
hour ahead of tho eastern time.
After Striking Two Ob
structions Gets Up
Chicago, April 15. Richard Picker
ing, 9 years old, while visiting at the
home of a boy friend last night on
the North Side' fell from a third tloor.
landing fifty feet on to a tile floor.
At the second floor his head struck
a railing and on the first floor his
leg hit a radiator.
He lay still for a minute and then
smiled and rose to his feet, Sev
eral occupants of the building who
heard the lad's cries and tho crash
ran to his aid. They offered to carry
him home, but he insisted on going
unattendpd, -because ho did not waul
to frighten his mother. A physlclan'
after a caroful oxamlnatlon 6ald a
bone in the right log' was slightly
fractured and rthat this wag, the only
. nn ,
San Frrinclsco, April 15. Promoter
James Coffroth announced todny that
he had tentatively signed Pal Moore
or Philadelphia to box Jed Brltton' of
Chicago here April 2C.
The .Musicians' Union of Joplin,
Mo., lias decldcd-to erect a Musicians
Wife of Condemned Man
Narrowly Escapes
London, April 15. Hyde Park,
where so many suffragette demon
strations havo taken place, was the
scone this afternoon of a riot which,
but for the vigorous interference of
the police, would havo resulted in the
infliction of tho most extreme vio
lence on two women.
Mrs. Frederick Henry Scddon, who
has appealed In vain to the authorities
to commute the sentence of her hus
band, nn insurance superintendent,
who is to be hanged on Tuesday in
Pentonvllle prison, sought to carry
her appoal to the public. With her
daughter, Maggie, sho mounted an
improvised platform In the center
of tho park and by haranguing public
officials was soon able to attract a
huge crowd.
The sentiment against Seddon is
strong and the two women found no
sympathizers amoug tho throng. The
crowd jeered and hissed and shouted
to the women to go homo. This they
refused to do, and the crowd began to
closo In on them. Tho police wore
powerless. A hurry call was sent
for a reserve force aud these offi
cers arrived and hewed their way to
the platform just in time to rescuo
tho Avomen from the leaders of tho
mob, who were mounting the plat
form, and rush them Into a taxlcab.
Thousands followed the machine,
causing a blockade of traffic, but tho
put on full speed, outdistanced the
mob and got Mrs. Scddon and hor
daughter to tho station in safety.
Ewmston. III.. April 15. -When .Taclc
Johnson, champion pugilist, was ar
rrAtod hnrc vesterday afternoon for
lojatlon oOh automobile speed law3
he "id not have a dollar with him to
doposlt for "bond fees with Justice
When asked for the bond fee John
son searched bis pockets and then
smiled brondly.
"I haven't I hat much money on mo,"
said Johnson to the justice, "but f
can- write you a personal check .
-That's nil right.' Jack, replied the
justice. TlKiri:Bt, you until Thurs
day the date for your hearing on thla
charge." ' "
i Plot to Deliver Criminals
I in the Chicago
Chicago. April 15. Twenty-five de
tectives and Jail guards last night did
'patrol duty in the streets around the
county jail in the hopo of arresting
occupants of an automobile who were
expected to be on hand to assist in a
jail delivery. A short time before,
Jailer Davis had found a loaded re
volver and two stool saws in a cell
occupied by James Hogan and Frank
Thompson Tho two were taken to
the jailer's office and told that tho
automobile would bo on hand. It did
not come
Jailer Davles has had information
for several days that a delivery plot
was going on within the jail, but he
was unable to learn who wns at the
bottom of it. until ho called several
of his "trusties" and told them they
must get tho information for him. Oie
of them succeedod. The cell bars had
been sawed.
Dr. Irving SIslnger and Hogan, who
were convicted for the robbery of
Miss Hazel Hogan a few weeks ago,
are believed to havo engineered the
plot. Thompson is under conviction
for larceny. Miss Hogan was sen
tenced to a term in jail for rofusing
to testify against Sissiuger.
A jail guard is thought to have been
a party in the ploL
Lynn. Mass., April 15 The Lynn
police, aided by private dotectlves, last
night began a "country-wide search for
the mun who, they declare, Is the
murderer of George E. Marsh, the
wealthy soap manufacturer, whose
body was found In the marsh near
Lynn boulevard Friday morning.
Tho murder was committed iu the
soap factory, to which Mr. Marsh al
ways carried a key after he sold out.
Mis Hannah Rowse, who lives next
door to tho factory, told the police
yesterday that she heard five shots
in tho building Thursday night. The
police refuse- to divulge the alleged
slayer's name, but describe him as be
ing 35 years old, 5 feet S Inches tall,
of dark complexion and smooth shaven.
St. Louis, April 15. The jury in
tho case of E, G. Lewis, charged with
using tho mails to defraud, reported
to the federal judge Amidon today
that it had not agreed on a vordicL
Judge Amidon gave further Instruc
tions and sent the Jury back to de
liberate. Tho caso has been with the Jury
slnco C o'clock Friday evening.
. oo
"The Iron Moldors' Union in en
deavoring to have a law passed by tho
Massachusetts state legislature for
bidding the employment of women In
'oundrles. t
Conditions in Mexico
Are Becoming Very 4 I
Washington, April 15. In scathing. j
ultimatums, served alike upon the M
.federal government represented "by
Madero and upon the insurrectos rep- M
resented by General Orozco, the Unl- M
ted States government has taken Its M
first active step leading to immedl- H
ate Intervention In jMexlco. JH
Calling attention to the enormous' jH
and constantly increasing destruction H
of American property and to the de- H
liberate military murder of American jH
citizens contrary to the international H
laws governing all civilized nations in H
a war that is seemingly without def- H
inito end or definite purpose, the do- H
partment of stato informs tho Mexl- jH
can peoplo that they will bo held def- jH
initely responsible for every such bar- jH
baric acL H
In Its ultimatum to General Orozco H
tho state department calls specific jH
attention to the fact that In spite of, H
his formal announcement that .be- jH
cause the United States has refused H
to recognize the belligerency of his jH
party he will pay no further atten- H
tion to any demands made by Consul IH
Letcher at Chihuahua, this statement H
is delivered through that official, and H
that Its contents will be enforced. IH
Attention is called to the military H
murder of Thoma3 Fountain, nn Am- H
erican citizen who was captured by a IH
force under the command of General IH
Orozco, and he is informed that he H
will be held directly and personally jH
responsible for all such crimes. IH
lirtheltlmatumlStpMn,d&ro atten- , lH
tion is directed to the barbaric threat 'ijl
made by the federal general. Villa. Il
that in revenge on Orozco for the H
murder of an American citizen, cap- H
tured while fighting in the federal H
ranks, he (Villa) will promptly exe- H
cute all Americans carried in the rcb- H
el ranks and ho is covertly informed
that Villa will carry out that threat H
at his own peril. IH
So strong is the attitude assumed by
the administration in both ultimatums H
that the threat of immediate Inter- jH
ventlon is scarcely veiled. jH
The ultimatums served upon Mexi- iH
co by the department of stato are but l
the preliminary steps to a swift re- IH
alizatlon of that exclusive policy. I
Relations Becoming Critical. H
Washington, April 15. The fetato H
department's forceful note to tho con- H
tending factions in Mexico, warning' H
Americans, is believed to have brought H
tho relations botween tho United H
States and Mexico to the critical H
point. This is a fair deduction from j
past experience and tradition of the H
stato department, notably and recent
iy in the case of Cuba. H
It is recalled that such warning asj J
this preceded the Spanish-American j J
war, culminating In the famous mes- J
sage of President McKlnley, which
referred to "intolerable conditions ex-
isting at our doorway "
Hopes Note Will Have Sobering H
It still Is hoped and believed by H
administration officials, however, that H
Saturday's note will havo a sobering J
effect on the passions of the factions 1
and that it -will not be necossary for H
the American government to consider 1
drastic steps regarding Moxico. 1
This hope led to renewed asaur- H
ances from official quarters that there H
nil be no intervention.
The next step must be taken by the ,
Mexicans, either through tho rebel H
leader, Orozco, or by President Ma-
doro, from whom some kind of an an- H
swer to tho stato department's repro- fl
sentation surely will be forthcoming.
"Actions speak louder than words," H
was a state department comment to-
day in roferenco to Orozco, who will jf
bo judged by his deeds rather than H
his promises. H
Conditions Have Become Worse. lH
Meanwhile conditions throughout IH
Mexico have undoubtedly become H
worse within tho last week and stato H
department advices from various H
agencies, as mado public, show that
the area of turbulence and violence H
has grown to formidable proportions. H
Conditions in the state) of Michoacan, jH
Puebla and Morelos, forming a semi- H
circle closely adjoining the state of
Mexico, arc daily becoming worse. H
Similar reports come from tho jH
states of Sonora and Slnaloa, com- IH
prising most of the western bound- H
arv nf Mexico, whilo disturbances in H
tho stato of Vera Cruz threaten the H
Atlantic communications with the IH
Mexican capital. H
In response to an appeal from tho
American consul at Guadalajara, Mex- H
ico, President Taft has authorized hn M
exportation of 150 rifles and fifty H
thousand rounds of ammunition fo. H
arming tho citizens of the United jH
States in that district. H
This is tho second step by this gov- H
crnmont to permit Amorlcnns in Mex- H
ico to receive munitions of war for Jf
self-protection, Americans in Moxico H
City already having been armed. The H
president also s;uve his consont to the H
exportation of 40n rifles. 120.G00 car- 1
fridges and many miscellaneous gun jH
parts for tho Mexican government. - H

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