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ORIGINAL ILLC&SiLE i 4ZriKft' ' C5 . " . -t?-"ieL ' Official Weather Forecast. Showers 8undy'and probably Mon day! moderate south and , aouthaat winda' with squalls. 24 PAGES TO-DAY. fmm 1 The Journal's Want Ad Way is the the Easy Way for You VOL. XV. NO. 98. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1912. PRICE.4 5 CENTS. WIRELESS OPERTOR TELLS OF DISASTER EXCESSIVE RAINFALL DAMAGES THE PAVING CAPT. SMITH ONLY OFFICER OF LOST LINER TO GO DOWN WITH SHIP; OTHERS SEEK SAFETY WHILE-PASSENGERS DROWN r North German Line Vessel .. First to Respond to Distress Call. THAT VESSEL WAS NEARER THE TITANIC THAN THE CARPATHIA, BUT THE. CHIEF OPERATOR OF THE FORMER CALLED WIRE LESS MAN ON THE GERMAN VESSEL A FOOL AND TOLD HIM TO KEEP OUT. By Associated Press. New York, April 20. With dramatic uddeness the senate Investigation of the ' Titanic disaster ended today, so far aa the New York hearing is con cerned. It will be reaumed In Wash ington Monday, when J. Bruce Ismay and P. A. S. Franklin, the chief officers of the White Star Line, and 'more than a score of the officers and crew of the sunken vessel appear before the com mittee. ' Incident to the sudden close of the hearing here was the story of Harold S. Bride, second and only sur viving wireless operator on the Titanic. Hla tale was one of suffering and death. He told of the final plunge of the vessel to lta ocean burial. Its cap tain's end was also revealed. He leaped from the bridge when the waters were closing over the ahlp. At the hearing this morning Bride, crippled as a result of his experience, told the story of the last moments of the Titanic. When the . ordeal was ended he was on the verge of collapse. When the hearing was resumed this 'afternoon announcement of the change of base was made. ! Herbert J. PittJ man, third officer of the Titanic, testi fied. In the afternoon that he did not know the whereabouts of the ship's I03. The committee : devoted the entire flay, to. aa investigation fcof the -wireless In connection with the disaster. H.' Tv Cottam,- an operator on the Car. pathia, wa a witness. Senator Smith ought to establish certain testimony he had given yesterday. Then came the "star witness" of the day. . Both Cottam and Bride told tales' of long hours, low wages and days and nights spent without sleep. Bride said the first vessel to anstt3r the call, for help was the -Fraokfurtfof the North German Lloyd line. The operator on the Frankfurt - apparently . considered the call trivial for later hejwqulrod e-p eel Really, what was wrong- -Phillips j aid he was a fool," Bride testified, re ferring to the chief operator on the Tl tanc "and told him to. keep." No ef fort was "made to re-establish com munication witht he Frankfurt. Phil lips believed the Frankfurt was nearer than the Carpathia. Bride testified that the steamship Californlan sent a warning that ice bergs had been sighted and these were delivered by him verbally to the cap tain. Bride said Phillips sent 1 the C. Q. D." call to the last, while he buckled on his left belt, and then he put on his. By then all the lifeboats were gone, but one life raft remained. The passengers were running around looking for lifeboats and there was almost a panic He said that ten min utes before the Titanic sank the cap tain gave word for every one to look to his own safety. He said he aides the men struggling with the life raft bui a wave swept It away and he went vrith it and found himself underneam. Finally he emerged and was swimming 150 feet from the snip wnen sne sana. tt -aid ha did not see Ismay. It 1s evident the testimony sought Is intended to form the basis for a sweep ing reform In the laws governing the use of wireless on mini. ISMAY SUBPOENAED. J. Bruce Ismay and other official rf the White Star line were suo peenaed today by the senate -invest! -tin committee to appear before 11 Jn Washington Monday morning. The Investigation In New York will be concluded to?ay. I Just before the committee met todsy an Invalid chair was wheeled Into th committee room. In it was Harold Bnde, assistant wireless operator on the Titanic whose, feet were wrench ed when he was crushed on the life raft, that picked him up. Behind Bride came J. Bruce Ismay, vho was examined yesterday. Mr. Is ray showed the effects of the nervr eus strain under which he is labor ing. He announced before the inquiry b (to that he had given instructions to all the members of the International Mercantile Marine, which include the White Star, the American, the Red Btar, the Leyland, the Atlantic Trans port and the Dominion lines, to equip 1 all steam vessels with sufficient lif , beats and rafts for every , passenger and every member of the crew with out regard to regulations prescrlbe-t by the governments of the United States Great Britain. Belgium or any of the countries to which the steam ers belong. ' - Thomas Cottam, wireless operator on the Carpathia, the nrst witness, Continued -on Page Seven. Carpathia Operators Did Not Send Messages that By Associated Press. ITew Tork, April 20. That neither of the wireless operators aboard the Car pathia had flashed messages saying passengers of the Titanic were safe, and that they had not sent Informa tion upon which have been based tele grams sent from New York, assuring relatives of the Titanic's passengers of their safety, was sworn to by Thomas Cottam, a wireless operator, during in vestigation of the disaster by a senate committee today. Cottam swore he had reported essen tials of the disaster to the steamer Baltic as early aa 10:30 o'clock Mon day afternoon. Cottam declared he did not know DISTRICT OVER 2 TO 1 Florida Democrats Cannot Be Traded and De livered Over. IN TOTAL STRAW VOTE OF 133 WILSON HAS 98 WHILE UNDER WOOD RECEIVES ONLY 40 WM. SAPP OF WESTVILLE TELLS WHY HE IS SUPPORTING PRO GRESSIVE CANDIDATESENTI MENT STRONG EVERYWHERE. The last publication of The Journal's straw ballot on the presidential nomi nation showed 118 vote's, divided 36 for Underwood and 82 for Wilson.' The total vote has now reached 138 with this result: Underwood . 40 Wilson . . . ; .............. 9$ Total .C. ...".138 Here Is the way the vote etands In the 14 'counties in the Third congres sional district. . v VOTE BY COUNTIES. Underwood 1 . - t "Wilson 8 Escambia ....... ,...23 3..... Santa Rosa .......... C 8 "Walton ............. 8 6........ .. Holmes 10 6 ......... . ."Washington .11 7............ Jackson S ........ Calhoun 9 a... Franklin 4 . .i. Liberty ....... 2 1 ' A.Mm ... i ..f. ,c - V..JI ...... ....... 4. '.4. Jjenn; ! v4 8.. ......, . Wakulla:?'....;....... 7 1. ....... .... Jefferson ............ 4 1. 1... ','Madieon 2 40. Totals .5$ The Escambia county vote is from precincts outside of the city of Peu sacola. . This vote indicates as nothing else could do the sentiment of the people throughout the Third district. Deprived of the opportunity of voting for either Clark or Harmon both of whom are active candidates for the democratic nomination Florida democrats must now divide their votes between the only candidates for whom Chairman Price of the state executive committee (Continued on Page Ten.) ISMAY GETTING READY TO LEAVE This Wat Ascertained by the Government and Caused Such Haste to Start ths Inquiry. ., - Dy Associated Press. New Tork. April 20. Explanation of why Senator Smith, of Michigan, chair. man of the senate committee named to Investigate the Titanic disaster, hurled to New Tork Thursday night to begin the Inquiry was made today when it became known that wireless messago sent by J. Bruce Ismay, president, of the international Mercantile tc vice Presl dent Franklin of the White Star line. asking that the Cedrlc be stoDned to take Mr. Ismay and the survivors "of the Titanic crew on board, was inter cepted by a gevernment boat and sent to Washington. Senator Smith is Quoted todav aa sav ing he had understood in Washington tnat sucn messages had been exchanged and that this was one of the reasons the Investigation had been started with out loss of time. TORNADO DOES GREAT DAMAGE Three Persons Killed and a Score In Jured at Yukon and Fifteen Injured at Bison, Kans. By Associated Press. Oklahoma City, April 20. Three ner sons were killed, a score injured and several farm houses and village dwellings wrecKea today by a tornado in the vl cinity of Yukon, near here. Hoisington, Kansas, April 20. Fifteen persons were Injured at Bison, 24 miles west or here, by a tornado today. Many nouses were blown down. Telephone wires are down and details meager. Titanic Was Safe that while he was telling the Baltic of the disaster that news was being sent broadcast throughout the world that the Titanic was safe. London, April 20. "The story that I nt th reDort about the Vlreinian towing the Titanic,- Captain Haddock said, "is a flagrant invention. Sn nrwvn as I heard of the disaster from the Carpathia, I dispatched the news by wireless to rew xoric lnrorrn ing the White Star officials of the niimhor of nersons saved and of the foundering of the Titanic. That was on Monday afternoon, ine Olympic .taamari Tiparlv 400 miles before dis covering that she would be too late to FOR WON render any aid." ft'l' WBi I 1. Mr-.v.Yiiiiiiifaat.fwiiiimMr ' "W ""M mi - - - - i. i - - ii in I, i r Captain Smith (at right) and . Officers of "Titanic." ' Captain E. J. Smith of the Titanic stuck to his guns till the last, and went down with the great ship. The . other officers made their way to the lifeboats and were saved. GOV. WILSON CARRIES OREGON, PROGRESSIVES WIN IN NEBRASKA B Associated Pra. Portland. Ore., April 20. "While the returns are not complete from the pri mary in Oregon yesterday it appears that Gov. Woodrow "Wilson is the pref erence of the Democrats and Theodore Roosevelt that of the Republicans. President.Taft and Senator La Follette are running a close second to Roose velt, with Taft having a little advan tage. Governor Wilson led in prac tically every section of the state. Governor Wilson; is apparently the Democratic choice for the presidential nominee. In . the . contest over ' the United States senatorshlp on the Re publican ticket, Benjamin Selling of DEATH, S OFFERING IN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY SECTION By Associated Press. i New Orleans,. April 20. With the food waters of the Mississippi rusn lng through crevasses in the loc-es in southeast Arkansas, northwest Missis sippi and northeast Louisiana slowly spreading over the towns and planta tions today, reports continued to tell of suffering In the flooded area, e ltef work among the thousands of hcmeless Is being conducted from Vfceksburg. Conditions will grow worse in "the Sunflower Valley of Mississippi during next week. The waters cover a vast area and will cover the inun dated territory for perhaps two months longer. UNVERIFIED REPORT THAT TWO HUNDRED HAVE PERISHED By Associated Press. Jackson. . Miss.. April 20. Unverifi ed reports that two hundred persons were drowned In Bolivar county as a result of the Mississippi levee break near Beulah, Miss., were received here tcday. While little credence is given these statements,' it Is pointed out that the section In which they are said to have met death is inaccessible today because of high water. The most of the reported dead are negroes, but many white persons are declared also to have been swept away. Gov.' Earl Brewer was advised today that there are nearly 6,000 refugees in camps near Cleveland .alone. The sup ply of food stuff there will, not last longer than twenty-four -hours. Ef forts at relief of the situation are now making. . " . FIFTEEN NEGROES KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN. DROWNED "V AoeIat1 Pimm Greenville, Miss., April 20. Fifteen negroes are known to have been Two Battleships Are ! Proceeding to Nexico j By Associated Press. j Key West, April 20. The battleship Jew Hamp shire will arrive off the bar tomorrow to avai!the Nebras ka and both will proceed to New Orleans. It is stated the battleships are en route to gulf to be t immediate readiness should the situation in Mexico dmand inter vention for the protection of Americans. Washington, April 20. President- Tft probably will send a warship soon to the west coast f Mexico to enable the Americans isolated in Sinaka and other states to leave the disturbed districts. !tate depart ment official announced tonight this actio is likely in view of the general anxiety over the Ameicans in those localities. Washington, April 20. Demands hae been made upon the Rebel authorities at Chihuahua y American Consul Letcher for the immediate rele&e of tyo Americans imprisoned there. The meniave been,m confinement since March 16, but the Amrican official has just learned of their plight. Their nmes were not given. j Portland Is leaJIng Senator Jonathan Bourne, Jr., and based on the present ratio, he should carry the state by be tween 8,000 and 10,000. Dr. Harry Land, former mayor of-Portland, has won the Democratic nominatlca for the United States senatorshlp. t PROGRESSIVES GET NEBRASKA BY OVERWHELMING VOTE Omaha. April 20.- The Progressive Democrats carried Nebraska in yes terday's primary. Champ Clark prac tically being assured of the ft Ate, with Wilson and Harmon running close to gether.. William .Jennings Bryan has been named as onft.ef.ifce flelegates to AND DESOLATION drowned during last night near Be noit in the rising water resulting from the levee break between Eenolt and Beulah, Miss. Unverified reports of other and more extensive loss of lite aie being received here today. eB cause of the extent of the present flood, old Inhabitants expreis the opin io! that the loss of life In this entire section of th delta wtlV reach two hundred. i . f FLOODS CREEPING SU3WLY UPON VILLAGES AjO TOWNS By Associated Pet. New Orleans, April 20.4-Reperts to day from the inundate sections of Arkansas, Mississippi aid Louisiana continue to tell of the gdual creep ing up of the yellow floods upon towns and villages distjnt from the Mississippi river, the slocly but sure ly Increasing depth of the water in towns already flooded an the impera tive need of food. clotng. medicine and other suppHesthounds of home less white people and pgroes. Tallulah, La-, twenty piles from the Dog Tall crevasse at 4satia, is four to fifteen feet under vter and boats are being poled aboi the 6treets. Probably twenty townfin the thickly settled delta land f northwestern Mississippi are feeling the effects of th crevasse at Buelanhow more than 2.C00 feet wide througljwhich the yel low torrent is pouring at almost un believable speed and fepth. About 100 white (persons.- men, .women and children, ire hemmed In at a saw mill camp; near Napanee, Miss, .and are in contant danger of drowning. Three tousand negro refugees are in box cas at Beniot and Beulah with no comlrt and meagre I supplies. The water was within a mile of Rofedale last k'ght and grad 1 ually approaching. Biugees were be the national convention. The victory of the Progressive Democrats was complete. Supporters of Harmon aban doned all hope early in the day, when returns from some counties which they thought he would carry showed that Ciark wae running ahead of Har mon even In these district and Wilson getting many votes. Reports give former Governor Shal lenbfirger a lead over his three oppon ents for the Democratic nomination for United ' States senator. The two Re publican aspirants for the senatorial nomination, Norrls Brown and George W. Norrls. insurgent leader in the last house, eeemed to be running peck and neck. : ... ing brought In to that place by the score today. New York citizens "have contributed nearly $4,000 for the sufferer and the fund is still Increasing. EXTRA FORCE OF MEN ENGAGE IN RESCUE WORK By Associated Press. Rosedale. Mlsa, April 20. Rescue wcrk continued today .with an extra force of workers, boats going further inland and bringing out many resi dents who were marooned by the break in the Mississippi levee at Beulah, Miss. The crevasse is now over 2.000 feet wide with the ends stll! caving. Since the break occurred, the river has fallen more than three feet, but there are several weak places in the levee which are being closely watched. Many refugees have been taken to the levees and from there will be transferred to other points by boat. The water from the break Is fast ap proaching this place, but was not In eight early today. WATER- !S NOW HIGHER EVER BEFORE KNOWN By Associated Prasa. Greenville. Miss., April 20. The only known loss of life is that of the fifteen negroes drowned last night, which, added to six negroes drowned several days ago In the came district, makes the total to date 21. Persons acquainted with the country new flooded made the estimate men tioned that the list probably will to tal 200 in the entire section as the ref-ult of comparing the present flood with previous ones. The water is now higher than has ever before been known in this territory. The houses Continued on Page Seven. DELAYS TRAIN m 5 HOURS DUE IN THE CITY LAST NIGHT, TRAIN NO. 2 DID NOT REACH PENSACOLA UNTIL THIS MORN ING AFTER 3 O'CLOCK. The heavy rain of last night caused a washout a few miles east of Penau. cola on he P. & A- division, which delayed train No. 2 over five hour. Instead of reaching Pensacola at 9:45 o'clock last night as scheduled the train arrived here with belated pas sengers and mail shortly after 3 o'clock. The washout was only a short dis tance, but it required much work to put the track in shape, as well aa to clear other portions of the traci of th sand. BAD W 1 HTER HOMES 10 BE LOCATED DA! SHORE FOURTEEN THOUSAND ACRES ARE PURCHASED NEAR PENSA COLA TO BE USED FOR WINTER HOMES BY NORTHERNERS LO CATION AN IDEAL ONE. Fourteen thousand acres of land, a big part of it on the waterfront near Pensacola. has Just changed hands and the new owners are wealthy business men of the north who have searched the entire gulf coast tu find a suitable location for men of means who wish to build winter homes overlooking some body of water. One of the party told a representative of The Journal they had searched here and there and reached the conclusion that the tract of land which has been purchased is the ideal place for winter homes to be surrounded with orange groves and other tropical growth. The parties making the purchase have no scheme to promote and con sequently are not making any ado about their purchase, but Pensacola people realize that it means a great deal toward making Pensacola and vicinity the playgroundB of the wealthy people of the north who nave learned that the sunshins and balmy climato of the Pensacola region are a source of health and happiness to those who can leave the north during the winter months. It is not the Intention of the owners to dispose of their property to be used for agricultural purposes and It 1e un derstood that no portion of th tnct ! will be disposed of except with he provision that the proyorty 5;r.- proved with handscmo buildings an.lj tne grounaa improved. . F N AT URAL BEAUTY. ' r Many persona are taken -lt! tiw beauty of certain portions of the East Coast Of Florida, which have been made veritable gardens of roses by. the hand of man, but TJiturally the Fast Coast is a barren waste when com pared with the West Coa6t of Florida, especially that portion of the shores of Pensacola and Escambia bays. The high banks and the massive oaks and magnolias and the wild flowers leaves little for man to do to make it the most beauUful section in the south. Of all classes of winter visitors the ones who own their homes are the most desirable. Even the palatial ho tels' fall to provide the accommodations which many of the winter visitors want and when they have their own homes they feel a greater Interest In the south and not only stay longer when they come but use their Influence to make others purchase and have many visitors to come down during the season. It may be readily Been that If only a small portion of the fourteen thou sand acres are used that hundreds and maybe thousands of the best northern people will be added to Pensacola' s already large list of winter visitors. The owners said they selected the tract of land not only V;ause it was well drained and commanded a good view of the water, but because it is close enough to Pensacola to give the winter residents the privileges of the city. It is close enough to Pensacola (Continued on Par Seven.) PUBLICITY BILL PASSES THE HOUSE Candidates for Presidential Nominations Will Have to Give List of Donations If BUI Passes Senate. By Aocljted Press. Washington, prll 20. The presiden tial campaign publicity bill, admittedly aimed at the Republican candidates in the present figlit for the nomination In June passed the house today after a short debate that was marked by a bitter Democratic attack upon Roosevelt 8nd Taft and charges credited to Director McKinley of tha Taft campaign bureau that large sums were being spent for the nomination of Roosevelt were read. Each candidate for the rirestdencv and vice presidency on any ticket must file with the United States .-"erate bei ..-e and after primaries, nominating conven tions and general elections a "full anJ correct itemis"l statement of all money and thlnzs of value received by him or by any one for him with his knowiedee and consent." nd the names of all per sons who contribute more than one hundred dollars to his fund vith state ments and all promises and pledges for office made by h'm with the name of the persons Involved. Captain of Titanic Attempting By Associated Press. New Tork, April 20. Taking refuse on the bridge of the ill-fated Titanio, two little children remained by the side of Captain Smith until that por tion ol the big ship had been swept by water. Survivors of tre vessel who went down with the Titanic, but were savad by clinging Into an overturned lifeboat, today told of their gallant command er's effort to save the life of one of the children. The captain died a eallor'a death and the little girl who had en trusted her life to his care died with him. -Hevheld the little girl under one arm," said James McGann, a fireman, "as he jumped Into the cea, and en M Eighth Avenue Work is Again Undermined by the Water. DAMAGE NOT AS GREAT A3 FROM THE RECENT STORM STREET CAR TRAFFIC SUS PENDED, WHILE THE STREETS WERE FLOODED AS RESULT OF RAINFALL OF TWO INCHES IN THIRTY-ONE MINUTES. An eTceslve rainfall, accompanied by a heavy, hail storm, did considera ble damage In the city laat night, th most serious part being the injury to paving, especially that portion on Eighth avenue with which so much, trouble has been experienced during the past few months. An electrical storm accompanied the rain and this put an end to street car traffic on some of the lines for thirty or fortv minutes, while traffic over a portion of the East Hill line was suspended for the night, owing to eand washing over tlifc tracks and the undermining of the pavement on Eighth avenue. ' Although there was a downpour of rtin at short Intervals for more than an hour, the heaviest of the fall was bt-tween 7:39 and 8:10 o'clock. During this time the precipitation was two lr ches and the streets were ankle Ceep and in some places, knee-deep In water. The large hall stones broke the skylight In the store of the Brawn-er-Rlera Co. and a portion of the floor and stock of that firm was flooded. Water from, a sewer on North Hill. whi"n Is clogged, with, telephone cables, backed up to the' rower house, but did not overflow the reser voirs. Pavement Washed Up. On Eiglith avenue, between Jackson and Wright streets, the street paving was undermlred and at one place, near the corner of LaRua street and Eighth. aenue, the paving gave way. and sank In. The cars could not run anywhere between Jackson and Wright streets nd the paving was damaged abc-v' as vdly as it was during the heavy rnii , few weeks ago. Just afur'the paviu-j had I ;n laid, when It had to be, ui down again. The curbing was wasn- . r ." in many places a:id from Ocl mat to Wright streets the car t.af. t and pavement were completely cove--" ed with eand to a depth of sever -ii inches. Electrical Storm. Ac lectrtcal storm was also cxpfil-' enced early ln the night and con siderable damage and inconvenience were caused from this source. The liahts tn several sections of the city were out for sometime, while tele phone service also suffered. One house on Garden street, between Cryle and C, caught fire from a live wire. The fire was reported to the rcliee station by E. N. Pmlth, who lives next door, end the alarm was 6ent In. Streets Flooded. Many of the principal thoronrhfares all over the city were completely flooded with water last night, oo that it was necessary to wade ank'e-deen to get from one side of the street to the other, or to catch a street car. The rain was one of the heav1t eer experienced ln this city. PENSACOTTBE Hue LONDON PAPER AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF THE LEADING DAILIES OF THAT CITY WRITES HEN DERSON FOR INFORMATION. Secretary Henderson, of the Pensa cola Commercial Association, Is In re ceipt of a letter from the American representative of one of the leading London dailies, asking him to furnlnh. some information regarding Pensacola for a special edition which la to be issued ehodtly. The edition Is to be an American railway edition and the facts more de sired for the fditlon are conce-n'n-j railways. However, this Is no adver tising scheme and the edition is not eotten out by any railroa1 company. It is simply to show what faci'itlei arj to re found in this country and shouli prove of much l-eneit in the wuy of furnishing information which mVht net be easily obtained from any oth'r source. Lost While to Save Children deavored to reach the nearest lifeboat with the child. I took the other chf.4 Into my arms as I was swept from tbm bridge deck. "When I waa plunged Into the cold water I was compelled to release my hold on the child and I am satisfied that the same thing happened to Capt. Smith. "I had gone to the bridge deck to as sist ln lowering a collapsible boat. The water then was coming over the bridge and we were unable to launch the boat properly. It was overturned and wag used as a life rsft, some thirty or more of us. mostly firemen, clinging to It. Capt. Smith looked as thouch h wer trying to keep back the tears aa ha thought of the dximed Ahip." if?