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10 PAGES TO-DAY. Fair In north, showers in south and central portions Tuesday Wednesday, fair; moderate variable winds. The Journal's Want Ad Way is the the Easy Way for You VOL. XV. NO. 97. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1912. PRICE. 5 CENTS. AN UNKNOWN VESSEL PASSED WITHIN FIVE MILES OF THE TITANIC GREATSTRlKEiS DISTRESS Ai HE IS HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TITANIC DISASTER THREATEHED SUFFEI m is KENNEDY CITE! . . &MU1Y Refused or Failed to See the Frantic Signals of Distress. FOURTH OFFICER OF THE VES SEL SAYS THE VESSEL CON TINUED ON HER COURSE AL THOUGH HAILED WITH ROCKETS ANDTHE MORSE ELECTRIC SIG NALNOT ENOUGH LIFEBOATS ABOARD TO CARE FOR CREW. By Associated Press. , Washington. April 22. With succor only five miles away the Titanic sank, while- sji unidentified steamer that might have saved all failed or refused to see the frantic signals flashed to it for aid. This phase of the disaster was brought out today before the sen ate investigating committee when J. B. Boxhall, fourth officer of the Titanic, told of the unsuccessful attempts to attract the stranger's attention. Box hall said he hailed the steamer with rockets and the Morse electric slgnil and that Capt Smith declared at the time his belief that the vessel saw them and was signalling in reply. Boxhall failed to see the reply signals. In any case, the steamer- kept her course obliquely past the Titanic with out extending aid. This and the declaration of P.-A. S. Franklin, vice-president of the White Star Line, that there were not suf ficient lifeboats aboard the Titanic to cars for the ship's company at one time were features of the hearing. The committee resumes tomorrow and Box hall is expected to continue on the stand. ! - ONLY. FOURTEEN BOATS. , Boxhall testified there were fourteen lifeboats, two seaboats and four col lapsible boats on the Titanic, and each would hold 65 persons in good weather. They were provisioned when the Ti tanic sailed from Belfast. He said on the night of the disaster the ordinary complement of officers were at their posts. He said Captain Smith told him of the position of certain icebergs which he marked on the chart. Box hall was on watch Sunday night from 8 o'clock to midnight and said the Ice berg struck About thirty feet out of the water and that. Captain. Snv'th was In the vicinity- of - th bridge all the time he was on watch. He said it seemed the Iceberg struck the ship back .of the starboard bow and the Impact, was slight. When the carpen ter reported the ship was taking water the captain ordered the lifeboats be made ready. He declared the captain ordered him to go in .one lifeboat and eaid he did not see any man, woman or child prevented from entering any life boat and saw none ejected. He said that when the sea Is smotoh it is diffi cult to see Icebergs and believed that If there had been a little ripple on the water the Titanic might have been able to see the iceberg in time to avoid It: Mr. Franklin denied the White Star Company had any Intention to spirit away from the country any Titanic of ficers or crew, or that the plans to re turn the survivors of the crew on the Celtic were prompted by any desire to suppress facts. He said that nothing that the officers or crew . could tell could 'affect what might be told by sur viving passengers. Hours before the resumption of the Inquiry, great crowds swarmed to the senate office building and made a rush for the crystal-lighted caucus room. Hundreds of them were women, and as In the Titanic disaster It was "women first" who were admitted to the hear ing room. J. Bruce Ismay arrived at the hear ing room and had difficulty getting in. He identified himself to a police officer and was ushered into seats reserved for witnesses. ISMAY WAN AND HAGGARD. Ismay, as he sat talking to his at- torney, appeared wan and haggard. J. S. Boxhall was the first witness called, after Senator Smith had cau tioned the crowd against demonstra tions. Boxhall was the third officer of the Titanic, one of the four officers to survive the disaster. When Boxhall entered the room Sen ator Smith asked him to step aside, and called P. A. S. Franklin, vice-president of the International Mercantile Marine Company. He began to ques tion Mr. Franklin as to the companies comprising the corporation, its con nections and its capitalization. There had been a long delay before the first witness took the stand. Mr. Ismay, seated at the end of the long table, incessantly drew upon a sheet of paper a sketch of the White Star flag, sueh a pennant as was flying at the peak of the Titanic when It sailed to its doom. Mr. Franklin, under questioning, said he was the real representative of the White Star Line In America, He said that he or his subordinates had not communicated with Captain Smith a.! ter he sailed on the Titanic's first and last voyage. He said he had received tip telegram from Mr. Ismay after the Continued on Page Two. Steamers Cretan and Iroquois in, Collision During a Thick Fog By Associated Press. Norfolk. Va.. April 22. The steamer Cretan, of the Merchants and Miners Line, bound from Jacksonville and Sa vannah to Baltimore, is making her way slowly up the coast, seriously damaged above the water line in a collision during thick weather today off Hatteras with the Clyde Line steamer Iliquois, from New York for Charleston and Jacksonville. The Sa vannah Line steamer City of Mont gomery was standing by the Cretan to give assistance if needed. Both the Cteamers carried passengers. News of the collision stated the, Cre STRAW BALLOT SHOWS HOW VOTERS STAND Special to The Journal. DeFuniak Springs. April 22.- A straw ballot in one coach of the L. & N. tonight resulted as follows: Wil6on 14, Underwood 10; for con gress, Emmett Wilson 15, t Mays 3.' Flournoy 1 ; for governor. Park Trammell 17, Milton 4. Gibbons 1. Watson 4. ALLEN CLAN GOES ON TRIAL TO-DAY Under Strong Guard the Men are Taken From Roanoke to Hill sv ill For Trial. By Associated Press. Roanoke, Va.. April 22. Under strong guard, the seven Hillsville pris oners who have been in Jail her.e since their arrest for the parts placed in the Carroll country court house where the shooting of Judge Massie, Attor ney Foster, Sheriff Webb and Miss Bttty Ayers occurred, left here today and reached Hillsville tonight. The men will be placed on trial tomorrow. Floyd Allen, the first man arrested, still is suffering from a broken leg, but was taken back to face the charges against him. With Victor Al len, his son; Byrd Marion, Sidna Ed wards, Cluade S. Allen and FrleL he is under Indictment for murder. John Moore, the seventh prisoner is under indictment for felony, the charge be lli: that he assisted the Aliens to es cape. . Sidna Allen and WeBley Ed wards remain at large. TERMINAL COMPANY VIOLATING LAW Supreme Court , Holds That St. Louis Combine is Operating in Restaurant of Trade. t, By Associated Press. Washington, April 22. The Terminal Railroad Association of St. i Louis and fourteen railroads entering i. that city and owning the terminal company were today held by the supreme court of th United States to be a combina tion In violation of the Sherman anti trust,; Vw, .to . control - transportation across ,- the Mississippi rtver at St. Louis. Justice Lurton said It was con tended that any terminal company , in ery city was a violation of the SQer iran law. It might be a facility Instead of a restraint on interstaote commerce. PHILANTHOPIST DIES IN WASHINGTON Stilson Hutchins, Who Started Life as a Newspaper Reporter, Dies From Paralysis. By Associated Press. Washingtob, D. C, April 22. Stilson Hutchins, millionaire, philanthropist and retired journalist, died at h,ts home here early today after a lingering illness with paralysis. He was born In Whitfield. N. H.,' in 1838. Mr. Hutchins began life as a reporter in Boston and later went to Iowa, where he had charge of papers in Des Moines and Dubuque. Soon after the civil war he established the St- Louis Times, which he sold for what was regarded as a record price, when he came to this city to establish the Washington Post In 1877. ' GOULD RESIGNS AS ROAD PRESIDENT Quits the Presidency of the St. Louis Southwestern and is Succeeded by F. H. Britton. . By Associated Press. New York, April 22. Edwin Gould has resigned as president of the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad and has been elected chairman ,of the board, a newly created office. Mr. Gould Is succeeded to the presi dency by F. H. Britton, formerly vice president and general manager. Mr. Britton has also been made gen eral manager of the road. H. E. Farrell, formerly freight traf fic manager, has been elected vice president in charge of freight traffic The directors have approved . terms of the new 5100,000,000 first terminal and unifying 5 per cent mortgage au thorized by the stockholders. MANY DEATHS REPORTED. By Associated Press. -St. Louis, April 22. Reports from tewns In the stormswept territory of Southern Illinois, tell of many deaths, a hundred Injured and thousands of dollars damage to property. Fifteen persons were killed at Bush, a village of 600 in the northwestern corner of Williamson county and three who were Injured died after being taken to a hospital at Murphysboro. tan was in no Immediate danger, but gave no Information concerning the whereabouts of the Iroquois. It is thought the Iroqouis perhaps suMi'ned little damage and has pro ceeded on her voyage southward. No fa-a ities were reported. Wireless advices to the Merchants and Miners Line offices here say that neither the Cretan nor the Iroqouis wus seriously damaged. The Cretan was not leaking and is proceeding to Baltimore- unassisted. having notified the steamer City of Montgomery, which stood by for a time, that no aid was required. & A . ' . V 4 V 1 i .A " s J & '.V - - 1 - t'W "7: ;-. C i. d I i jjF , tb. Ill - I If . A I f 1 f f .' 7 j J J.'. BKUCe FT. 72 KILLED, 200 INJURED, 100 HOUSES ARE DEMOLISHED By Associated Press. Chicago, April 22. The latest figures on the storm which swept over Illi nois and Indiana Sunday evening, show 72 dead, and 200 Injured, and nearly one hundred families destitute. Mere than one hundred homes were demolished, and the property loss is several hundred thousand dollars. The greatest damage Is at Bush, Wlllls ville, Murphysboro, Campus, Freeman( Kanakee, Ills, and Morocco. Ind. state relief for' the stricken in the districts was arranged today. " - Newborn, April 22. A tornado" In this section - today , killed six . persons, an injured a score of others. The loss of live stock and other property is reported as heavy. Demolished houses and dead live WILL INVESTIGATE THE MONEY TRUST Two Prominent Attorneys are Named to Conduct the Proposed Money Trust Inquiry. By Associated Press. Washington, April 22. Samuel Un termeyer of New York and Edward H. Farrar of Chicago and New Orleans, former president of the American Bar Association have been employed by the house committee on banking and currency to conduct the investigation Into the so-called money trust. They will direct an inquiry into the private affairs of the leading financial Institutions of the country before the committee begins any cross examina tion of witnesses at public hearings. TEDDY ATTACKED ON FLOOR OF HOUSE Representative Campbell Asks Two Questions of Colonel Which He De sires to Answer. By Associated Press. Washington,' April 22. "He brands every man as an Infamous scoundrel whom he cannot forco Into agreeing with him." After thus describing Col. Theodore Roosevelt on the floor" of the house today. Representative Campbell today said he wanted to ask these two ques tions of the colonel. "Did you send a note to the depart ment of justice asking that further steps for the prosecution of the har vester trust be suspended?" "Did you not flay the malefactors of great wealth and then. In the night time, in private conference with the heads of the steel trust and the Ten nessee Coal and Iron Company, agree that they should be united for their own benefit V The speech was in answer to an at tack made on Campbell by Roosevelt in Nebraska. The democratic side applauded. FIRST BAPTIST MEETINGS CHANGE HOUR TO MORNING Beginning Wednesday, the day ser vice of the Walker-Woleslagel meet ings will be held at 10:80 every morn ing,' instead of 3 o'clock "in the after r.ocns as advertised, as the leaders prefer it, and it is hoped it will be een more convenient for those who wish to attend botli day and night meetings. ISM AY. stock were left In the wake of the storm, which swept the track by three quarters of a mile wide in Jasper, Newton and Morgan Counties. The dead are W. W. Durden, Joseph Maxey and Ed. Maxey, aged eleven, Dock Maxey and two negroes. The durden home was blown down. Birmingham, Ala., April 22. A cy clonic wind passed over Adamsville, Plckney City, Jugtown, Brookside and several other mining towns in this district between 4 and 5 o'clock this morning. All- wires are down, but meagre reports have It that twelve tc fifteen people were killed and a number injured. Twenty hours were destroyed at Brookside. IS BIG DELAYED 0 i HO ALL ARRIVING FROM THAT SEC TION ARE FOUR AND FIVE HOURS LATE, PRINCIPALLY DUE TO BRIDGE ON SEADOARD BEING CARRIED AWAY. All trains arriving over the P. & A division since Saturday night have been from four to six hours late. No. 2. due last night at 9:45 o'clock arriving this morning about 3 o'clock. All oi the delays have been occasioned by v a shouts on the P. & A. and the car rying -away of a bridge- on the Ssa bcard near River Junction. There were several bad washouts on the L. & N. One "was near Escam llit Saturday night., but this was re paired within a few hours. Another was near Chipley and gave consider able trouble, hut the greatest incon venience has been caused by the car rying away' of the Seaboard bridge, making it necessary to transfer pas sengers on barges. BUSINESS MEN , IN WASHINGTON Representatives of Chambers of Com merce and Boards of Trade Respond to Call of President. By Associated Press. Washington. April 22. At the call o.' President Taft, representatives of chambers of commerce an4 boards of trade from every part of the United States and . the insular possessions, gathered here today to form a nation al -chamber of commerce to co-operate with the fed-al government in pro moting the Nation's business and In solving her economics problems. Seven hundred" and fifty delegates, representing 250 commercial bodies, responded, to the president's call, TRA BP. RAILROAD Temporary Halt is Called by Offer of Mediation by the Government. RAILROAD MANAGERS DECLINE TO GIVE ENGINEERS INCREASE OF 18 PER CENT AND STRIKE WAS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE WITHIN 36 HOURS WHEN A TEN -DER OF "FRIENDLY OFFICES" WAS MADE BY GOVERNMENT. By Associated Pss. New York. April 22 The tender or their "friendly offices" by representa tives of the federal government called at least a temporary halt tonight to the strike of railroad engineers in the territory east of Chicago and north of the Potomac river, in which it is esti mated fifty-two per cent of the railway traffic of the country is handled. The mediation of federal officials came Im mediately after the refusal of the managers of fifty of the railroads con cerned to concede to the engineers' de mands for an eighteen per cent in crease in wages and when Chief War ren S. Stone, of the Brotherhood of Liocomotive Engineers, had announced that a strike of the engineers would go into effect within 36 hours. Knowing the situation to be critical. Chairman Kiapp, presiding Judge of the United States commerce court, and Charles P. Neill, United States com missioner of labor, hurried here from Washington as soon as the decisive break occurred and addressed a letter to Stone and J. C. Stuart, chairman of the conference committee of railroad managers, declaring the situation was grave and a sense of duty impelled them to tender their "friendly offices" to the contending parties In the hore that a means of adjustment of the dis pute might be found. "The offer was accepted ,by the engineers- committee tonight. Stnart, rt the railroad committee, refused to com ment on what position the railroads will take and In this manner the crisis rested tonight. GOVERNMENT ASKS FOR INJUNCTION Would Prevent Steel Corporation from Destroying the Papers From Their Possession. By Associated Press. Philadelphia, April 22. The govern ment's petition asking for a permanent injunction to prevent the United States Steel Corporation and its subsidiaries from destroying papers in their pos session" which the government might need in its dissolution suit did not reach definite conclusion today. Judges hearing the prayer held the case under advisement. The government now has temporary injunction against the co-respondent, it having alleged that when the disso lution suit was last October a sub sidiary of the corporation destroyed papers and records. Counsel for the corporation said they did not object so much to the granting of an injunction as they did to the Im putation that the corporation was s despoiler of documents. They explained that the papers de stroyed had been In the hands of the government for a long time and thnt the steel officials had no idea the pa pers would be wanted asain. :1 "J i "5 1 i Major Thomas Rhoades Major Archibald Butt's successor as President' Taft's military aide may be Major Thomas Rhoades. When Major Butt left for Europe on his vacation a few weeks ago. Major Rhoaden was chosen to fill Major Butt's place during the latter's absence. Major Rhoades has discharged his new duties in a way that has been acceptable to Pres ident Taft, and it 13 believed, may be retained- ft- 1STJTEBSE Hundreds Are Reported Marooned on Housetops, Knolls and in Trees. FIVE HUNDRED NEGROES FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES BY THE FLOOD ARE LODGED IN BOX CARS AT STONEVILLE, MISS, WITH NOTHING ON WHICH TO SUBSISTTHE GOVERNMENT IS CARING FOR 7.0P0. By Associated Pres. GrenviHe. April 22. The most In tense suffering and distress In the flooded district of the lower Mississippi today centered In the Bogu Phalia country In the vicinit yof Napanee, Choctaw and Elizabeth, in northwest ern Mississippi, a great portion of which is now inundated Dy the waters of the north crevasse. The water ranges in depth from three to fifteen feet deep and hundreds are reported still marooned on knollt, housetops and in trees. Rescue par ties are out constantly, venturing twelve and fifteen miles from the river bringing in refugees. The United States army officials are now feeding 7,000 homeless persons, drawn from Louisiana. Arkansas, and Mississippi and concentrated in refuge camps. It is reported that 500 negroes are lodger! In box cars at Stoneville, Miss., with nothing to subsist upon. An effort Is to be made to reach them with sup plies today. Two hundred negroes rescued In the vicinity of Benoit yes terday were carried to Greenville and supplied with rations. All the flood-stricken sufferers around Benoit are In places, of safety but In a destitute condition with scanty foofl supplies. No confirmation of the re rort that persons were drowned near Benoit has been received. The gov ernment relief lyats, the King and WInoka, with 250.000 rations, arrived at Greenville yesterday. A portion of tnese rations wer..nt to - Lei and. Miss., while the remainder is being dis tributed to the destitute. RESCUING PARTIES REPORT ' MANY ARE SUFFERING Rosedale. Miss., April 22. Rescuing parties returning here today repor much suffering in the country flooded by the Beular crevasse In the Missis sippi levee. Water is almost up to the tops of houses on the Jacobs and Kuhn plan tations, twelve miles Inland. The peo ple there have gathered In places out or reach of the flood, but are badly In need of food. ' In answer to appeals for immediate help from Skene, north of hwe. where there Is a settlement of northern farm ers, a rescue party reached there yes terday and brought them Into Cleve land. They were caught by the flood and many narrow escapes from drowi ing were reported. The water is slowly approaching Rosedale and is expected to reach here within the next few days. INFLAMMATORY TALK MUST STOP State Department Says There Is No Intention of This Government to In tervene in Mexico. By Associated Press. Washington, April 22. The state de partment endeavored today to put at stop to what it regards as inflamma tory and sensational talk of the gov ernment's purpose to intervene in Mex ico, by declaring that the reports of the American consular officers in that country reiterate that whereas there is rot one reason for military interven tion, there are countless 6trong reasons why there should be no Intervention. Secretary Knox today declared that while the president had un:er consid eration the question of dispatching a vessel to the west coast of Mexico to lock Into the safety of the American residents there, it did not necessarily mean that a warship would make the trip. He said that the principal object was to get some news about the Amer icans who were in a country whe-e rrreat disorder prevailed, with no com munication with the outside world. Of course, he said. If a United S tit as cruiser happened to be the nearest. It would be sent. Thirteen French Citizens and One Hundred Jews are Massacred By Associated Press. Paris, April 22. The revolution in Fez, the Moriccan camp, developed into a veritable massacre today. It is now known that fifteen French If Teddy is Nominated He Will Try and Break the Solid South By Associated Press. Greensboro. N. C, April 22. If CoL Roosevelt gains the nomination for president he will come to the south, he said today. In an effort to win It over. He made the claim to the sup port of Democrats as well as Repub licans and t aid he would ebark upon a SOMEHISTORY He Replies to Thos. E. Wat son's Criticism of Wood row Wilson. GRANDSON OF FORMER SECRE TARY OF THE NAVY COMPARES HISTORY WRITTEN BY WILSON WITH ONE WRITTEN BY ALEX ANDER H. STEPHENS TO WHlCH MR. WATSON HAD REFERRED. Thos. VL Watson, rf Cinrri wn has been fighting and criticising Hok &mlth, wra. J. Bryan, woodrow Wil son, and numerous other big demo cratic leaders tor years past, Is now orponing Woodrow Wilson, because, for one reason, he charges thtt Mr. Wilson slighted the south In his his tory of the American people.. Dr. S. R. Mallory Kennedy, of Pen eacola, grandson of the elder Mallory who was In the United States senats from Florida before the war and wh served during the war as secretary of the Confederate navy, has written a reply to Mr. Watson which la both Interesting and complete. Dr. Kennedy Writes: Mallory Kennedy Replies to Watson. Editor Pensacola Journal. On Saturday, April 30, the Pensacola News published on Its editorial pag an article by Tom Wat6on in Th Jeffersonlan entitled, "Why Did Wood rcw Wilson Slight The South In His History?" Thia article Is Intended to embitter tho south against Mr. Wilson and thereby weaken his chances In that section south of the Mason and Dixon Line. To the casual reader It "lis tens well," but when we come to. analyze it. we find, that Mr. Watson v (who by the way, was first a demo crat, then active In the Farmers' Alli ance movement, was elected to Con gress and later was the nominee of the people's rarty for president) has. either through Ignorance or lnten tionally, done Mr. Wilson, a. Kreat In justice. This political gymnast begun bv telling hia readers that "Woodrow Wilson published a history of the American people. In 5 Urge volun.es. They contain between 1,600 and 2.000 pages." And right here let me say. that Mr. Watson, although he begins his article with this statement, , Im mediately forgets what he has writ ten and, an some Georgians do imag ines that the entire 2,000 pages of the history of the American people should contain nothing except what relates to Georgia and Georgians. He admits that Mr. Wilson's history contains a laig picture of Robert Toomba of . Georgia, on page 77 of the 6th volums, but complains that no mention of him is made In the general index. He tells us that Isa.ic Hill, of New Ergland.-.ls given space on two pages of volume 4, but Benjamin H. Hill, of Georgia, is not namea at all. He falls to state Just how little space Is given Isaac Hill this author merelv mentioning him in connection with the controversy about the IT. S. Bank dur ing President Jockeon'a administra tion. He then tells us that Alexander II. Stephens, of Georgia, wrote a small one volume history of the United States and he hands down to pos terity the name of General Twiggs and those of other Georgians who failed to attract the attention of Woodrow Wilson. Now this one small volume of Alex ander H. Stephens' History contain only 1,032 pages of small tyre, each Pge containing twice as many word Continued on Par Four. TO APPEAL FROM COURT DECISION Senate Will Ask Decision of Supreme Court Regording Reorganiratiofi ef the Tobacco Trut. By Associated Press. Washington April 22. Without a dissenting vote the senate today passl the Cummins bill providing for an sp peal to the supreme court of the United States from the decision of the United States circuit court for the southern district of New Torlr approving the re organization of the American Tobaeo Company. officers snd forty soldiers were killed in the fighting with mutinous Moorish soldiers, while thirteen French citizens were massacred. One hundred Jews were salln. determined campaign to break up the "solid south." He declared he was fighting for prtn. ciples In which the bulk of the south ern people believe. He waa at Aihe vllle this morning end made several speeches from the train. He spoke tn the girls at the state normal coller and made an address here to a crowd in front of a mansion In the center ot the city.