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VOL. IX NO. 103.
(Hy United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, April 19.—Charges that Bruce smay was carried
aboard the Carpathia and taken to a stateroom, while women sur
vivors were compelled to sleep in the passageways, were made today
by Mrs. Lucien Smith, who escaped, a widowed bride.'
Mrs. Smith charges there was plenty of room aboard many of
• . ' (By United Press Leased Wire.)
■ NEW YORK. April 19.—Grim, misty silence today shrouded the
Carpathia, ambulance of the sea, as she lay at her dock, her work
:of, rescue done. :,•'.■ --.-..: • - .^ ,_.,.„ .
;—Where last night women, insane with sorrow, voiced their an
guish in hideous shrieks, today soft-noted Bailormen calmly prepared
the Carpathta for her interrupted Mediterranean tour on which she
will.start again this afternoon. „ „.-. .%;,'■ j..-- ,• . ■, '
Where last night the sobbing of strong 7 men . sounded through
the darkness as they tenderly cared for the pitifully few Titanic sur
vivors, today burly stevedores bustled bales and barrels.
Passengers, captain and crew of the Carpathian relieved of their
burden of rescue, slept late today. All were worn and weary by five
days of caring for the terror-demented men and women. ■ ■ ~
It was well into this morning before the last of more than 700
Titanic survivors left the Carpathia. .
All on board the rescue ship today organized shopping parties,
as they had stripped themselves to clothe the almost naked survivors.
The landing of the Carpathia, last scene in one of the world's
greatest tragedies, followed no playwright's rules in the staging of its
drama of broken hearts.
A little group of people—per
haps 300, possibly 400, wan drawn
up around the canopied gang
plank. Up and down the huge
Cunard pier, were others of men
and women, standing silent, or
conversing on indifferent things.
A little florid man, chewing a
cigar nervously, stood behind the
line formed to give room for the
survivors to pass in crowd.
"I have five on board," he was
saying. "I don't know if they
are all alive. I can't tell. They
have taken their names r.ff tne
lists and put them on again."
The chugging of a tugboat
Bounded from out in the North
river. The little florid man went
"My God," he said. It was the
only exclamation from thut strain
ing group. The churning of the
tug now wm clearly audible. Only
the foot or two of space on each
side of the canopy gnve room to
see outside the covered pier.
The white bow of the Cunarder
glided past.
A man was smoking a cigar
"They're smoking," half shriek
ed a woman who had stood wait
ing motionless for three long
Couldn't See Faces.
Solid rows of faces could be
seen moving past the opening as
the Carpathla was warped into
her berth. No one distinctly vis
ible. Other lighted cigars glowed
In the mass of humanity on-the
"I guess there are a lot of
them still able to smoke," began
a man and then stopped.
"My sinter was drowned," he
aded after a moment as though In
At last the gang plank was
swung aboard.
Doctor Neatly Dretuied.
Dr. Henry W. Frauenthal, dis
tinguished New York surgeon,
was the first survivor of the Ti
tanic to step ashore. His red
beard wag neatly combed, his
shoes, his coat, his hat all be-
Bpoke careful attention. He no.rt
ded smiling to right and left and
strolled with hie young bride be-
£ Street
i<^ Two i lots »not" far " from the
cable ( line for— * .%\>ll>>SJ.i/|'
• (Only 91,100 Each) «5^
' Paving »rid taxes paid;> abstract
; and.>a*anty. i deed,>\3 | *|^>>;i f*
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lV" 211 California Bldg.
side him toward the exit. -
He might have been alighting
from a ferryboat after a day In
Jersey City.
After him came a young wom
an...-Her hair was loosened, her
face was flushed, and her eye*
were swollen with weeping. : She
wore odds and ends of clothing
picked ,up from among the Carl
linthlu's passengers. Sin- walked
straight into the midst of the
crowd. Then - she stopped. Her
hands went out before her, the
lingers clutched at the air, the
cords in the thin wrists standing
out like strings on a violin.
Without a sob, without a "cry,
she staggered headlong into the
arms of an elderly woman WHO
stood waiting and wilted into a
quiet heap on the' floor. |By now
the passengers were . coming off
.In streams. Few of them wore
their proper clothing. ■
■ Rescued One; Collapses.
One after another they fell Into
the arms of relatives, g sweet
hearts, husbands and wives In th«
same wordless expression .. of
thanksgiving for safety and grief
for those who were gone. "
The pier had been carefully ar
ranged in alphabetically designat
ed sections where friends might
await the pitiful procession.
. Small regard was paid to these.
Customs officers tenderly thrust
before them couples and groups
of reunited dear ones who stood
in the path, arms locked about
necks, sobbing dry sobs of joy.
Yet others were waiting to
come to those they loved and the
way must. be kept clear.
■'- Meanwhile a significant line of
white coated hospital internes,
white capped . nurses , and . order
lies bearing great packages of sur
gical bandages and . cases of i evil
looking little knives and saws had
filed on board the boat. - . . ;■;
Doctor Not Needed.
*." It wag nearly ten minutes later
that the first physician reassur
ed. '..: | -_.. : ■ ..... •
"Thank heaven," he said, mop
ping his brow. i" "There was noth
ing for me to do."", : ;. • ; i
11 That was the first 'Word that
win spoken * aloud there $on the
gangplank Jjrom th« time the Car
'""•Bra _-£ySr«£i«>n- ;In gome
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, I HVhm »
lv '^ WnMMH __d
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the • llfelMMit ! jiint after midnight
Monday, shrieked wildly and went
into hysterics. ■ A little -"•' chubby
boy { carried' off .' the •-. ■ boat ;by : a
narse.walled loudly. .: Tears came
to ! those , who . had been tearless
and " saved ) them, \ perhaps '**< from
madness. The farrow* \ln j their
faces showed that they could 'not
pinch longer .bare endured the
tension.. * -■*A-f:.'• rv'-.K..r---. •^'~\ '.
'" Four ' little children ', were car
ried off ">. the ? -boat *on ' stretcher*.
A man was carried , out , in a
basket; made j) with3s,two"-f« vim"?
and a and arms. He ' was' uuk-
Ing a ' ripe and f talk Ing from Me
the lifeboats for husbands to accompanr their wives. The aailorn, she
d«clar«d, refused to take their turn at the oars, making the women
"The paasengers aboard the Carpathia," said Mrs. Smith, "were
asked to sign a statement agreeing not to talk to the reporters re
garding the Titanic wreck.
"The Carpathia was a horror ship," she concluded.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
•NEW YORK. April 19. —
Charging the officers of th« llfe
lioats with the grossest brutality
while \ making the. boast, '.'We'll
teach those rich ' Yankees ... that
we're J running . things," Mrs. . J.
J. . Brown of Denver, one of the
survivors of the Titanic, told a
startling story today. • ..,
"Hundreds of lives were need
lessly sacrificed," . declared Mrs.
corner of his mouth cheerily with
two women who sought news of
his condition.
After an hour and a half the
stream of survivors ceased.
Mrs. Astor Well.
Mrs. John Jacob Astor, despite
Ihe rumors that - she wbb in a
critical condition, gave the mem
bers of her family a Joyful sur
prise when she walked down the
gangplank. She wore a heavy
white sweater and kissed her
father. She said:
"I hope he is alive somewhere.
I cannot think of anything else,
but I am sure that he will be
She said that the colonel's last
words to her were: "I will meet
you In New York, dear."
Some Cursed Ismay.
J. Bruce Ismay, head of the
company which owned the Ti
tanic, Ismay who came safe to
land, was most talked of person
of all, unless it was Colonel As
tor. Some cursed Ismay, among
the survivors. Others told that
the boat in which he escaped was
not full, because the women on
board refused to come, as they
did not think the ship would
The story of brave Mm. Iwidor
Straus, who spurned proffered
safety to stay with her husband
when she knew death wag near,
< nnseil a great group of men and
women to burst into tears. It was
simply told by the women who
was speaking, Mrs. G. J. Brown.
"And she stayed," said Mrs.
Brown, "clinging there to ber
husband, and she died."
At last the crowd was gone.
The deck was deserted. The Car
pathia was asleep. A rain beat
upon the pavements outside and
in the rain, the seven hundred
survivors of the Titanic scattered
to grieve for those who He dead
In the ocean, off. Newfoundland.
T'was Accident;
Miss Carver Says
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, April 19.—
"We talked and when I decided
the moment had come to end my
life I pulled the pistol from my
muff. He seize my wrist and in
endeavoring to raise my hand I
pulled the trigger. I did not hear
the report and did not realize
what I had done. He dropped on
the floor and I knew he had been
shot. I do not remember clear
ly what happeped after that," go
testified Viola Carver in her trial
for killing T. Edwin Edge, yes
terday. .
Miss Violet McCool, a fellow
employe In the store, testified
Miss Carver had told her she wag
going to commit suicide and leave
Edge for another girl of whom
she was jealous.
>~ ,♦ •*otED > -Ci <afiI.F.SSNRSS?
----- . . . .«
(By United P*wi_4Me«; Wire.)
:;; NEW YORK, April 19.—Flat
contradiction of J. Bruce Ismay'B
statement that the Titanic ''* was
not running at full speed when
the Iceberg wii encountered was
made tod,ay by Major Arthur Pou
chon of the Queens Own Rifles,
Toronto, one of the survlrors. He
declared the disaster was the di
rect result of criminal careless
fteea in running full speed
through the Ice dotted ocean.
"If «Ten the lookout had been
«d hla Job in the crow's nest of
Brown. "I am willing to tell the
senate committee all I know.
"When Mrs. Astor came aboard
our boat her husband came with
" 'G«t out of here. Thia bout
is for ladies only,' cried the of
ficer in charge.
"Colonel Astor explained that
his wife was In a delicate condl
tlon, and that he therefore wish
How Mighty Iceberg Crumpled the Titanic
Following a proclamation for
a general strike, the I. W. W. is
endeavoring to close up all the
mills of Tacoma today.
A big down-town demonstra
tion will be called tonight.
The Old Town mill fired a
bunch of I. W. W. men yesterday
and they immediately established
a picket line. A demonstration
was aIBO made at the Puget
Sound Lumber Co. mill.
The 1. W. W. men today claim
300 are out at Old Town mill and
many at the Puget Sound mill.
Both companies have Issued de
nials of any serious trouble.
At I. W. W. headquarters they
say that within a week the log-
King camps and mills will all be
tied up.
They are demanding $2.50 a
day, abolition of employment
agencies, uniform wages in all
plants, eight-hour day, beds sup
plied at logging camps.
Earl J. Yaeger, Aberdeen, I. W.
W., who was Jailed and tied up
to his cell until he fainted, came
to Tacoma today and employed
Govnor Teats to start suit against
Chief Qulnn, Judge Cochran and
City Attorney Callahan for 910.
--000 damages.
the vessel," . declared Major Pou
chon, "he V would •' have seen', the
berg. .: It was a; monitor, and the
night was clear, with stars every
where.V; Captain Smith i«ii < din
in with Ismay and other million
aires for more 1 than three hours,'
instead of being on the ! bridge
where he belonged, knowing that
the Titanic wan entering« the I Ice.
fields. t,v 3" y> ,4-<;v* .-I^l
"there wat r not a single extra
lookout and the speed was never
reduced. The ■ liner .wag running
at high speed when she struck."
<$fc*'si-i'*?!T-".';*".>»--*^v<-•---"'J; ~-,."N-<\'..':';-»*",
4d to accompany her.
"The officer corttd him in re
ply, and the colonel bowed, smil
ed, %lßsed his wife good-bye and
withdrew. The lifeboat then
started with anumbrr of *eata va
": "Isidor - Straus and his aged
wife entered the lifeboat, i Straus
was also ordered out and his wire
left with him eclaring that sue
would remain "with .him wren If
She had to die. " 1 •■;.-. -'•- »
"As the lifeboat left the Titan
ic's side the officer In charge
boasted. 'We'll teach these rich
•Yankees we're running ; things.'
1 "The officer forced me to row
until my aram itlmoM dropped
off.' All tills time he sat sneer*
Ing, and demanding that we row
harder. Then he ordered Mm.
Astor to tug at the oars. ; i
"The ■■ survivors have nothing
Death Hit Stc a c Twice
as Hard as the First Cabin
More than half the first cabin passengers
were rescued from the Titanic, less than one
fourth of the crew, and but a trifle more than a
quarter of the steerage passengers.
The figures:
First cabin— 33o aboard, 210 saved, or 63
per cent.
Second cabin— 32o aboard, 125 saved, or
39 per cent.
Steerage— 7so aboard, 200 saved, or 26 per
Crew —94o aboard, 210 saved, or 22 per cent.
Total on board, 2,340. Total lost, 1601 (six
died aboard the Carpathia). Per cent saved, 32.
(By United Press loused Wire.)
», NEW . YORK, April 19. —
"Archie" Butt died a hero facing
death, knee deep In the ice wash
that swept over the bridge of the
Titanic. , The , last view the , sur
rvivora caught was his soldierly
.figure - beside a fellow , soldier—
.John Jacob Astor. i.k;..'.'-.';.4{,;.,1.-;5
ffi Major Butt, Colonel Astor and
Howard . Case were : the < conspicu
ous I'«ro'3Lß? the world'j^^jßat
jg It • vac i Major Butt I who j lined
up the panic-stricken women, met
the , frenzy of i despair with the
cool, - calm ; Judgment ■ of . the : sol
dier " and \ was swept into ; the Val
ley of the Shadow of Death, un
£Xi% Bade Friend ' Good-Bye.
$$ His ' last good-bye was . smiling*
ly said to * Mies; * Marie % Young,
formerly a music teacher to some
of the • Roosevelt children. They
had i frequently : met 'at the White
House. She was on the last boat.
"M"i«? t Butt escorted me to ■
sea* in m boat, 11 she «ald today.
but contempt for Igniay. I will be
(la to appear before the inves
tigating committee."
Market Quieted
NEW YORK, April 19. —With
the financial community atlll un
der the spell of the great Ti
tanic disaster today's opening
stock market developed a state of
stagnation the like of which the
market has not witnessed in many
"He helped me find n 'space, ar
ranged my clothing about me,
wtood erect, doffed Ms hat, smiled
and said, "Good-bye," and then he
stepped hack to the derk already
awash. As we rowed away 1 look
ed back, and tiie laat I saw of him
he was smiling and waving his
hand to me."
«X CHEfin ft .GOMI
:* .City J credit J In, line'and f for* the
$54J,000 (bridge: and gravity wat
er bonds offered for sale by the
sinking fund ' yesterday the city
got a premium ot 112,663 over
par for 4 1-2 • per cent securities."
This I means I the ! bonds sold -■ at
about 101.60.
Bolger, Mosaer and Williams of
Chicago ggj were *, the m purchasers.
Stacy Moan r was here some time
ago and | personally ' looked B over
the j city's j projects, ij His * bid \otlm
several thousand dollars above all
[ 6_the^braaers7rT:T Y7^^rr* r'^r
(Ry United Press Leased Wire.)
I-OS A \<ii:i,KS, April 10 The case or Viola Carver of Tueoina,
charged with the murder of J. Edwin Kdge, was dismissed today by
Judge Chambers and the defendant given her liberty.
Miss Carver on March at shot and killed Kdge, a young realty
operator. In his office here, she based her defense and on a deciatoai
that she attempted to Hlioot herself and that Kdgv was shot when he
tried to wrest the revolver fnnn her grasp.
(By United Press l,«-n-.-,l Wire.) * v< v
NEW YORK, April 10.—Called before the congressional com
mittee investigating the Titanic catastrophe, J. llni<« I»ni«y,- di
rector of the White Star line, who rescued himself from the wreck
by climbing Into a boat and holding his seat, today denied that tii«
boat had been running full speed,- declared Captain Smith had been
warned of Icebergs,; and in general Inferred that : ho wan to be ab-;
solved from blame. .-Ill* testimony up to noon Indicated that he was
anxious to shift the blame to other'shonlders.•> Me aid not mention
whose shoulders, but defended his action In taking a lifeboat when
women were left behind.' :■ -*\ t,- -. L- '":*■ .X . -'■ir<iftii'X^
(lt> United I Press, |x>«tted Wire.)
NEW . YORK, .April -19.—The
sub-committee 1 appointed \ by • the
commerce committee of the Unit
ed States senate to Investigate
the Titanle disaster I opened . Its
Inquiry at the Waldorf-Astoria
hotel here today with J. Bruce
Ismay, managing director of the
White Star line as the first wit
ness. . " .• •'■
*vlnmay said:.; „., ..
"I was asleep In my stateroom
when the collision occurred. >. I
understood that the ship went to
the bottom at 2:20 o'clock in the
morning.' . . ;■.-. —- . ■
. "It has been stated by the sur
vivors that the vessel struck the
Iceberg while running „at v full
speed. I deny this allegation. ■
"We were not : attempting to
break any speed records. I did
not plan to arrive In New York
until 5 o'clock Wednesday. . I
know that Captain Smith had
been warned of Icebergs. I had
absolutely no conversation with
Captain Smith or any other of
ficers regarding the ice floes." V,
"The first three boats were
well filled. We picked up the
first women we found. ■ It made
no difference whether they were
cabin or . steerage passengers.
Every lifeboat that I saw was
properly manned." ■- -
Describing how he left the Ti
tanic he said: . .
. "I was standing opposite the
last boat the sailors were lower-
Ing. It was not even half filled.
I turned to Captain Smith and
asked: < 'Are there any more
women?'- He made no answer.
There i were 'no male passengers
around.' I stepped in."
"There were no rafts aboard
the Titanic as the White Star line
discontinued their use some time
ago. The lifeboats aboard were
wooden ■ and of the collapsible
type. ;: V:.■ * - ■■:.■ -iV .'■'■
Captain Rostron of the Carpa
hla, the vessel which brought the
Titanic survivors to New York,
testified: ■ . 1 f . '■: •
'.- "We | steamed to the scene 'at
top speed. I may be criticized for
running my vessel so fast through
an I ice laden sea to reach the Ti
tanic ': but: I ? believe " this- course
was Justified." "" .^- -i ■
Captain Rostron declared one
of the Tltanic's lifeboats was row
ed ;by three women and j another,
he said, contained but one officer
and a sailor. He declared the Ti
tanic ,was I • following the v safest
course. ;.Tv 4;':^ UiiH't'^'-'i •>*?.'
■■; In concluding j the I examination
of ■vJ. V ' Bruce ; Ismay,. v * Senator
Smith of Michigan asked the flat
question: ;. "Were . all I women i and
children ■ saved?" \ ■ ; ,*; ■■ ■; -,
"I am afraid not," was the re
ply. ■, • ;,■;■ ,'■:■:.;.■; - ';;^^ -t-^it-^
«f"What i proportion, f then, were
saved?" jj asked i Senator Smith. p*
"T •)/» *n* Vnnu- " Tfmflv «TJ
IS lam ax heatedly denied reports
that he bad dined with Captain
Smith on the night of the':tragedy
and . also I violently. denied- reports
.that he had censored , wireless j re
ports * sent " out * by' the Carpathla,
the rescue strip. •*?*.;•* fc »»>■*>-? '
(By United Press teased; Wire:)
V;»VKW YORK, April 19.—An up
set lifeboat tipped over.'as it was
lowered i from * the " davits of . the
Titanic, cost" the "> lives ?4 of * Lord
Comos -Gordon and 'his' Hire, 1
\mAj Duff-Oortlon, according to O. j
K. Stengel. < "■• ■ ■\' '■; '■" " '."<■ ■■ fJV-
V "I saw i them get* Into "V life
boat," said Stengel. "Just ■■ they
were lowered ■ into- the water, the ■
boat tipped \ over and they '. fell.
in-o the water. s . The handling of
the situation was rotten." ' "
.■ The Sunset Telephone company
wants a new 2 5-year franchise In *
Tacoma. '■■ ■» : ■■■-■- ... ■■' • : :.'. •■ ;"/s■'!."!
It does not like the talk hers
about municipal ownership and ]
wants to stop it with a new fran
chise. . •■':. ■;_ it; •;;;., ; . $£&&sss
>« Attorneys Bates, Peterson ' and |
H. D. Pillsbury and General Man
ager B. O. Bush of Frisco .waited 1
on * the council ■ yesterday ' after- <
noon and told that they want to
stop ' the ! contemplated lawsuit of.
the city and take out a new fran
chise. ■..,...■.; '-'^Vli-
. They put up the same old story
that! they want Ito j invest nearly |
91,000,000 but do not know
whether |to do ' it ■ or. not in ' the)
present' uncertainty. •] » : ' . ' <i\-
Mayor Seymour thought things
should go along a year or two un
til the ' legislature meets to sea
whether ■ Tacoma ! cannot get | an- V
thority to run her own telephone
system. ..-.. ' ■.;'-,;- v-..::.""*' ■"., \\'^ :'.':
--;•."; ' . Want 8 Per Cent. / - J! it'S
Attorney Piilsbury 5- laid the>
company was willing to make very >'
good terms and pay a portion ot X
the gross receipts ■■ to the city.
Manager. Bush said ' all the com-;
pany wanted was 8 per cent on
the Investment." •':>', :.'''-'.-v wti''^
But X Commissioner Freeland
knew : a tiling 'or two about ' the) '-;
'phone,business. • t.■""S^KjjJShSSw
He wanted to know how about;
royalties. : ;-/"%;.•- :.■;':??:>V.:-'(!>S<
' Bush said ■ they paid . royalties |
to another company on' receivers :
and transmitters. 'VS. "i??v?<2^^
"Those royalties are what takes;':
the money and: prevents : a show-
Ing on the net: ■ earnings," said
Freeland. "Who '= gets the ' royal-a
ties?" : ' «..••• i;.
«'v «t Hell * Company *: Owns ■« It.".^,^
if Pllsbury,:admitted that another
company which owns 51 per cent
of - the stock of I the Sunset v gets %
the royalties. : Uf VJ.:»''K*ySß3^^[
.-■■ So the Sunset ? pays "' out the "
profit* . to ? itself ■ in ; royalties 1 and g
thereby makes a showing that th© -
Sunset company U not paying.
?:: It wag finally agreed to hold
off I the city's ; suit > tor 130 da>g ', to
let the a company present any
proposition, It may deslre.^t^^^^
uoiwi: ulrHiTKiXt in.
—-Th« i tribute iof'> a t sorrowing n»
tlin will be aid to those who went
to their death on the Titanic to
morrow. President Taft ,3 tonight
issued '.&'■% proclamation "sf ordering'
flags: a half j mast thriughout that
n t.ry, ' Its j insular i * sessions *
and on ; all i vessels : flying \ the «*
--tional emblem, tlmorriw. -
"Thej (ell me )<>ur son si». writ
ing for a riving iiow.'tjp^Si^iMl
"Ye«, but he doeaa't get It. I
return all of hla manuscript."

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