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Official .Weatncr Forecast. FAIR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EXCEPT SHOWERS IN EXTREME NORTH PORTION j MODERATE EAST WINDS. VOL. XV. NO. 95. THRILL RAYNER SAYS ISMAY IS RESPONSIBLE ONE MARYLAND SENATOR BITTERLY ASSAILS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE WHITE STAR LINE. I SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED DECLARES CAPTAIN OF THE TITANIC UNDOUBTEDLY ACTED UNDER ORDERS OF ISMAY- WHO, HE DECLARED, RtSKED THE LIFE OF THE ENTIRE ShflP TO MAKE A SPEEDY PASSAGE ACROSS THE SEA DOES NOT BELIEVE ISM AY'S STORY V'THAT HE TOOK LAST LIFEBOAT AND CALLS THE ACT A COWARDLY ONE. WHITE STAR LINE ISSUES A i STATEMENT GIVING TOLL AT 1635 By Associated Press. New York, April 19. The living cared for, and the dead beyond recall,-survivors of the Titanic were able today to see in calmer retrospect the great tragedy that was enacted when the liner plunged to the bottom with over sixteen hundred souls. Last night's total estimate was 1595, but today, the company issued a statement placing the toll 1635.' The exact number will never be known. By Associated Press, Washington, April 19. Senator Rayner of Maryland, In the senate late today bitterly attacked J. Bruce Ismay, managing director or the White Star Line. He said the captain of the Titanic undoubtedly acted under order cf Mr. Ismay who, he declared, "risked the life of the entire ship to make a speedy passage across the sea." Senator Rayner asserted that Mr. Ismay should be held responsible for the disaster and declared that the civilised na tion would applaud criminal prosecution of the management of the line. Senator Rayner said he djd not believe Ismay' s statement that he took the last lifeboat, but said if he did it was cowardly to take any lifeboat, for the managing director, with his board, was criminally responsible for the tragedy. "I haven't the Slightest doubt but that the northern route was taken in obedience to Ismay'a direct orders. The martyrdom and other agencies of separation which took' place on board the Titanic are too fearful for the .mind to contemplate. No legislation can bring back a single life, but what we can do Is to try and fix the responsibility and rely upon British justice for the rest" ', - ISMAY ALMOST WHISPERS WHEN New York, April 19. The story of how .the Titanic met Its fate was told today to the United States senate Investigating committee by J. Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line. Details of the story were drafted out by Senator William Alden Smith, chairman of the special subcommittee charged with the examination of wit nesses, and Senator Newlands, the other senator who came to New York to condutc the Inquiry. When asked the circumstances under which he left the boat, Mr. Ismay replied almost In a whisper: . "One of the boats' was being filled. Officers called out to know If there were any more women to go. There were none. No passengers were on the deck. As the boat was being lowered I got Into It" Mr. Ismay was nervous when he took the stand. He rave his age as 50 years. He said he sailed as a voluntary passenger on the Titanic "1 wish to say that I court the fullest inquiry," said Mr. Ismay. "We have nothing to conceal. "The accident took place on Sunday night. The exact time I do not know because I was asleep. The ship sank. I am told, at 2:80. "I understand you have been told that the Titanic was running at full peed. It never had run at full speed. -She was built to go 80 revolution and never had been speeded up to that. We never had been shipped up to that. We never had all her boilers working." WANTED TO SEE HOW SHIP WORKED. Although he came on a "voluntary trip," Mr. Ismay said -his purpose was to see how the ship worked and In what manner she could be Improved upon. A representative of the builder, Mr. Andrew, was on board, Mr. Ismay said. "Did he survive?" asked Mr., Smith. "Unfortunately, no." f During your voyage, did you know you were In the vicinity of Ice?" Senator Smith asked. "I knew some had been reported," replied Ismay. ' Senator Smith asked If Ismay sought to send any wireless messages from the Titanic after she struck. He said no. Ismay said he heard the captain give the order to lower the boats. "I then left the bridge," added the official. Three boats, he said, he saw lowered and filled. In his own boat were four members "of the crew and 45 passengers. "Was there any Jostling or attempt by men to get Into the boats? asked Senator Smith. "I -saw none." "How were the women selected 7" "We picked the woman and children as they stood nearest the rail." Senator Smith told Mr. Ismay It was reported that the second lifeboat left without its full complement of oarsmen and from 11:80 p. m. until 7:30 a. m. women were forced to row the boat. "I know nothing about it." Mr. Ismay was asked long long he remained on the Injured ship. "That would be hard to estimate," he responded. "Almost until she sank. Probably an hour and a quarter." Then Senator Smith asked the circumstances under which he left the boat NO MORE WOMEN, SAYS ISMAY. "The boat was being filled," began know If there were any more women to were on tn deck, so as th boat was being lowered I got into it "The ship was sinking?" asked Senator Smith. "The boat was sinking," almost whispered Mr. Ismay. "Was ther any attempt to lower the boats of the Carpathia to take on passengers after you went aboard her?" asked Senator Smith. "There were no passengers there to take on," said Mr. Ismay. ; "What course did your lifeboat take?" "We saw a light and headed f er it" "How long were you In this lifeboat?" "About four hours." He said he saw no life rafts In the sea. Continued on Graphic Story Told o Heroism of Major Archibald W. Butt By Associated Press. - Washington, April 19. A graphic story of the heroism of Major Archi bald W. But on the Titanic, was told today in an interview given to the Washington Star's stair correspondent in New York by Miss Marie Young, a former resident of this city. Miss Young Is believed to have been the last woman to leave the Titanic and the last of the survivors to have talked with the president's miUtary aide. She and Major Butt had long betn friends, Miss Young having been a special music instructor to the children ING ARE HE TELLS HOW HE MADE HIS ESCAPE Mr. Ismay. "The officers called out to go. There were none. No passengers Page Six. of former President Roosevelt "The last nerson to whom I spoke on board the Titanic was Archie Butt, and his good, brave face, smiling at me from from the deck, was the last I could distinguish as the boat I was In ...n4 anrav frnm th steamer's frfde. "Archie himself put me into the boat, wrapped blankets aifund me and tucked me in as carefully as If we had started on a motor ride. He himself entered the boat with me, performlns the little courtesies as calmly and with as smiling a face as if death were far away,, instead of being but a few mo ments removed from him." PEtfSACOLA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1912. TA MAP SHOWING COURSE OF OCEAN LINERS AND POINT WHERE THE J 0iUri I colli siom I 1 ' itmvV?Vf DILLINGHAM BILL PASSED BY SENATE The Educational Test, Requiring Every Male Immigrant to Read and Write, Restored to the Bill. By Associated Press. Washington, April 19. The Dilling ham immigration bill, with the educa tional test restored and modified in a form, passed the senale late today on final vote. The test requires every male immi grant to read and write. Williams of Mississippi made a motion to exclude persons of African descent but it was lost. Plight of Victims in the Floda , By Associated Pre. New Orleans, April 19. Conditions Jn the flooded territory of southeast Arkansas, Mississippi and Lousiana are growing worse and the plight of the victims Is deplorable. ; Hundreds are gathering in emergency camps, but at Inaccessible Interior points are suffering for lack of food. About forty small towns are Inundated. Business and traffic in the Yazoo delta of the Mississippi is paralyzed. New Orleans. April 19. The stages of the Mississippi river here this IB FILE LISTS OF EXPENSES CANDIDATES MUST CERTIFY TO THEIR EXPENSE ACCOUNTS WITH CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT BE FORE TONIGHT. Today is the last day for candidates to file their list of campaign expenses and they should do so before the clerk of the 'circuit court closes his office to night The law requires that this be done, and if a candidate fails to do so he may be dealt with severely. DEUSTRATOR MISS MARY BRADLEY, OF GON- ZALEZ, WILL INSTRUCT GIRLS HOW TO PREPARE AND CAN TO MATOES WILL TAKE SPECIAL COURSE OF INSTRUCTION. It. TV. Hardy, of Gonzalez, field agent for the- Pensacola Commercial Associa tion, was in the city yesterday and told a representative of The Journal that he had Just been notified by Prof. J. J. Vernon, of the University of Florida, that his appointment of Miss Mary Brad ley, of Gonzales, as lady demonstrator for the girls tomato club, which he has recently organized. Miss Bradley has already received her commission and will begin at once taking a epeclal course to prepare herself more thoroughly for the work she is to do. The Pensacola Commercial Association recent'y appropriated a fund to defray the expenses cf giving the lady demon strator a course to prepare her for the work before her and to pay her salary durlr.g the remainder of the season. The work of the lady will be to demonstrate to the girls in the tomato clubs the man ner of canning and preparing their to matoes after they have gathered them. Miss Bradley will complete the course of study necessary in time to enter upon her work of demonstrating by the time the tomatoes are rewjy. TODAY S LAST FOR THE CLUBS IS APPOINTED TOLD 0E v3i-,-;. s District Has Become Deplorable morning Is 20 feet, five-tenths below the record of 1903. At the Canal street ferry, bags have been placed about the entrance to the carriaare driveway to -keep-the wave wash tfi passing boats, from flooding. lap streets. - ; .. 'JL-'. The Southern Pacific ratiroad ferry, house at the foot of Esplanade ave nue has been dyked to keep out the flood, tracks have been elevated over the lines of sand bags and the right of way ditched where the water is flowing out into the street The rear Woodrow Wilson Got 25; Oscar Underwood Only 6 The following letter received from "Old W. D. Williams, of West vllle, Holmes county, Indicates something of the sentiment for Woodrow Wilson In that eectlon: WILSON GOT 25, UNDERWOOD 6. Westvllle, Fla., April 17. 1918. Editor Pensacola Journal. In a straw vote taken today from citizens and farmers present, to ascertain the sentiment in reference f the choice of a Democratic nomi nee for the presidency, the vote stood as follows: Wilson 25 Underwood 6 Clark 1 Total 32 It being a rainy and disagreeable day, there were a few absentees, but the above vote Is a fair and just representation of public sentiment on that important subject in our town and community. Respectfully submitted by W. D. WILLIAMS. P. S. The Republican vote was Taft 1, Roosevelt 2. A W Ml STORM HERE LAST NIGHT LARGE LUMPS FELL THICK AND FAST FOR A FEW MINUTES, AFTER WHICH JHEmVY RAIN CAME, BUT NO DAMAGE WAS DONE, SO FAR AS IS KNOWN. Just before U o'clock last night Pen- i. . . irtetri a. mild hall BtOrm. While the hail fell for only a few min utes. It came in ia-rge ramps "u icu fast during the time it did last, beating hard upon window panes and roofs, but doing no damage, so far as Is known. The hall was followed by a hard rain which lasted for a few minutes, after which the temperature wa a trifle lower than earlier in the night. TIME IS GRANTED THE RAILROADS Head of locomotive Engineers Gives Them Until Monday to Accede to Demands for Increased Pay. By Associated Press. New York, April 19. Warren S. Stone, head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, sent an ulti matum to the conference committee of eaatern railroad managers today, giv ing them until Monday to accede to the engineers' demands for higher wages. The action followed a request by the chairman of the conference committee for forty-eight hours more time. DISASTER OCCURRED nDEAM 'A -ja- waiting room of the ferry building is under water and a passageway has been erected two feet above the floor level. A pool more than a foot deep andVten yards across has formed in ftont of the building. There is n danger at this point however, s the railroad officials have made every preparation for higher water. If the prediction of a foot and a half more water is realized, it Is quite probable this ferry will be abandoned as far as the transfer of trains Is con cerned. ROOSEVELT IS LEADING TAFT Incomplete and Scattering Returns From Oregon and Nebraska Show Him to be Ahead. By Associated Press. Portland, Oregon, April 19. Scat tering returns from five counties out side of Multnomah In today's primary give Roosevelt lead over Taft and La Follette. In Multnomah county the vote was two to one for Roosevelt. Springfield, 111., April 19. The Re publican 6tate convention cheered the name of Roosevelt every time It was mentioned and elected eight delegates at large instructed to "do everything In their power to secure hia nomina tion for president." Omaha, Neb, April 19. Owing to late voting In the primary election throughout the state, results are late arriving tonight Early returns are meagre, but the first figures showed Roosevelt leading Taft and La Fol lette, and with Clark and Norman run ning close, with Wilson next. The vote was lighter than expected. MONEY RAISED FOR SURVIVORS At the Preliminary Session of the Christian Conservation Congress one Thousand Dollars is Donated. - Bjt Associated PrM, New York. April 19. One thousand dollars was raised for the Titanic sur vivors at the preliminary session of the Christian Conservation Congress today. The congress opened with delegates In attendance from eighty cities. It marks the close of the Men and Re ligion Forward Movement In the United States. Every city visited by the movement has delegates to the conservation congress. J 10 SPLENDID HEROISM OF THOSE WHO CAPT. SMITH DIED THE SURVIVORS SAY AS A GALLANT SHIP CAPTAIN SHOULD. HE AVERTED PANIC BY COMMAND: THE MOST DISTRESSING PICTURE SEPARATION OF MEN AND THEIR WIVES. THE LATTER CLINGING TO THEIR HUSBANDS AND REFUSING TO GET INTO THE LIFE BOATSTHE ETERNAL SEPARATION WAS MORE THAN SOME COULD BEAR.. By Associated Press. Tw York. April 18. Seven hundred and, forty-five persons, mostly women, slcn in heart and body, wrote into the annals of maritime history today the loes of the finest steamship ever built by man. They were the survivors of the White Star liner Titanic, which ank. bow foremost, with 1,595 souls aboard, her colors flying and her bsnd playing "Nearer My God to Thee." in 2,000 fathoms of water oft the banks f New Foundland under starlit skies at 2:20 a. m. Monday. With one voice they told of the splendid heroism of those who remained behind to find a watery grave that they might live. Captain Smith died, they said, as a gallant sailor should, after having first placed all the women who would go aboard the lifeboats. There were many who stayed behind to die In their husband's arms. From their narratives stand oat in bola relief these farts: The Titanic was making twenty-one knots an hour when she struck tbe iceberg. No one at first thought that she would sink. She romalned afloat more than two hours. The Iceberg ripped open her bowels below the waterllnA. Panic was averted by Captain Smith's terse appeal to his crew: "Be British, my men." A small number of steerage passengers tried to rush for the lifeboats and were held back by the crew and other passengers. The Titanic turned her nose for the bottom when the last lifeboat was less than a hundred yards away, reared her stern high In the air and trembled for a moment before seeking the bottom. There were two explosions when the inrushlng water reached her boilers. When she sank there was silence; a moment later the cries and suppli cations of fifteen hundred dying men rose In melancholy chorus over the spt where she went down. For hours the survivors rowed In lifeboats over a alm aea before the Carpathia picked them up. THE MOST DISTRESSING PICTURE? "The most distressing picture of the disaster was the' picture ef the sep aration of men and their wives. Many of the women, -having kissed their husbands good-bye, still clung to them, refusing to get l!to the waiting life boats. A great many men lifted their wives into the boat. ""V "In -the partings the horror cf waiting death waa forgotten.. It was th- thought of leave-takings, of eternal separation between these men and women that moved and impelled the silent throng of onlookers."! This was part of a story of his impresio&s told h4re Mday by Gilbert Tucker, Jr., a former magazine editor. ' THREE FRENCH SURVIVORS CABLE GRAPHIC NARRATIVE OF THE DISASTER Paris, April 19. Three French survivors, Fernand Omont, Pierre Marechsl. son of the French admiral, and Paul Cbevre, the sculptor, conjointly cabled to the Matin a graphic narrative of the disaster to the Titanic, In which they repeatedly Insist that more lives could have been saved if the passengers had not bad such dogged faith that the Titanic was unsinkable. As they rushed on deck there was much excitement, but this soon died.. One of the officer', when Questioned, humorously replied: "Do not be afraid; we are merely cutting a whale in two." Presently the captain ordered all to don 1'fe preservers. The heats were then lowered but only a faw people stirred and several of the boats put of.' half empty, one with only fifteen persons In 1L When the Frenchmens boat rowed off for half a mile, the Titanic pre sented a fairy-like picture, illumined from stem to stern. Then the lights began to go out and the stern reared high in the air. An immense clamor rose on all 6ides and during an hour anguished cries rang out. It was. say the narrators, like a great chorus chanting the refrain of death. Bometlme the cries died out and then the melancholy chorus began again, mors terribly and more despairingly. The narrative continues: "Thoje shrieks pursued us and haunted us ss we pulled away In the night. Then one by one the cries ceased and only the noise of the sea re mained. "The Titanic was engulfed almost without a murmur. Her stern quivered in a final spasm and then disappeared." The Frenchmen and their companions suffered bitterly from ths cold. They cried out to attract attention, and a German baron who was with them emptied his revolver in the air. When finally the Carpathia appeared a feeble hurrah went up from the small boats, every one of which moved as swiftly as possible toward the liner. The Frenchmen related tragic incidents as they were leaving the sides of the Titanic. After all the boats had been launched, many of the passengers who had stayed behind too long tried to embark on a collapsible raft which worked badly. Fifty persons climbed onto the raft, which was half filled with water. One after another the passengers on the raft were drowned or perished with the cold. When & corpse was found in the way It was thrown overboad and only fifteen of the fifty who bad taken refuge on the raft were saved by the Carpathia, "Col. Astor and many of the others were superbly heroic and ths crew of the Titanio with sumbllme abnegation fulfilled Its duties to humanity, the ' story reads. "BE BRITISH, MY MEN," WAS THE COMMAND MEGAPHONED FROM THE TITANIC'S BRIDGE New York, April 19. "Be British, my men!" This thrilling command, megaphoned from the Tltanlc's bridge by Captain Smith, sealed the fate of great numbers of the ship's crew, but steeled them to self-sacrificing action that probably saved scores of passengers. The etory was told by a member of the crew who had an oar In a lifeboat. "When we heard the command to lower the lifeboats," said the sailor, "some of the crew pressed forward. Then came that call from the' bridge, 'Be British, my men!' The command was obeyed. Like martyrs, the sailors hurried passengers into the boats, then they stepped back to die." The sailor said Bruce Ismay was almost thrown into the last lifeboat. There were no women waiting. MRS. ALEXANDER COMPTON AND DAUGHTER, OF NEW ORLEANS, PROSTRATED New York, April 19. Mrs. Alexander T. Compton and her daughter. Miss Alice Compton, of New Orleans, two of the Titan ic's rescued, reached New (Continued on Navy Department Wants Legislation to Give it Control of the Wireless By Associated Press. Washington. April 19. The govern ment's inability to get early informa tion regarding the loss of the Titanic through the wireless outfits of the scout cruisers Chester and Salem or tht naval shore stations, has con firmed the navy department in its de cision to press for legislation which will enable the government to assert control over all agencies. whether private or corporate, which may seek to restrain or interfere with the gov ernment officials on such cases as this. New York, April 19. Mrs. Ada E. Balls, of Jacksonville, FUu, a refugee PAGES TO-DAY. The Journal's Want Ad Way is the the Easy Way for You PRICE. 5 CENTS. VIVORS REMAINED THE TERSE "BE BRITISH, MY MEN" OF THE DISASTER WAS THE Page Two.) f.-om the Titanic, Is confined In Syden ham hopltal, suffering from shook. Boston, April 19. The Leyiand lire sTeamer California, which arrived to day, had neither survrvors nor bod!s frc.m the Titanic aboard. "We arrived at the wreck scene." said Captain Stanley Lord, -Just in time to see the last boat filled with, survivors before hauled aboard the Carpathia. W were about the sunken craft for three hours, but saw no sign of the life boats whlrh we now un derstand are still missing. There was no s'gn cf life amour the wreckage."