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Vol. 19
More Than Thirteen Hundred
People Went Down With
III Fated Vessel,
Many ot the Men Passengers
and Practically the En
tire Crew Perished.
New York, April 17.—The appalling
But with these revised figures there
remain 1,341 persons, passengers and
orew of the Titanic, who are unac
counted for.
Hope clung desperately to the belief
that the steamers Virginian and Pari
sian of the Allan line may have picked
up survivors In addition to those on
board the Carpathia, but this practical
ly was dispelled when the Sable Island
wireless reported that the Parisian
had no survivors on board, and when
the oflices of the Allan line in Mon
treal issued a statement that the cap
tain of the Virginian had sent them a
wireless message saying he had "ar
rived at the scene of the disaster too
late to be of service."
The Virginian has proceeded on her
way for Europe.
The Carpathia, having on board the
only survivors accounted for, is com
ing slowly to New York. All hope for
details of the tragedy and its effects
are centered on this ship. She will be
in wireless communication with Sable
Island soon, with Nantucket on Thurs
day, and she will reach New York
some time Thursday night.
London, Paris and New York are
overwhelmed by the news of the dis
aster. Tearful crowds of relatives and
friends of passengers on board the
Titanic thronged the steamship oifices
in all three cities, waiting hour after
hour for news that more often than
Dot when it does come means bereave
ment and sorrow. People in Paris and
London went to bed in the belief that
all the passengers on board the Ti
tanic had been saved morning
brought them the appalling truth.
Of the survivors on board the Car
pathia by far the largest number are
women and children.
Many men of great prominence on
two continents are among the miss
ing. Xo word has been received of
Coloi'el John Jacob Astor. his wife,
however, has been saved. Alfred Vau
derbilt was not on board the Titanic
as firi-t reported. He is in London.
Isador Straus, the New York million
aire merchant and philanthropist, who
was on board, has not been reported
among the survivors. Major Archi
bald W. I. Butt, personal aide to Presi
dent Taft, also is unaccounted for, and
It is believed he went down with thf
111 fated vessel. W. T. Stead, the noted
English editor, is also among the
The Standard for News.
Famous London Editor Be
lieved to Have Perished.
Magnitude of the wreck of the K'f'it quariei with fine discipline when it
liner Titanic has been but little miti- was found necessary to send away the
gated bv the fragmentary information boats. First over the side were the
which has filtered in. I
The rescuing steamer Carpathia has
about 200 from the number first re
ported. But except for this the favor
able details are insignificant com
pared with the supreme fact that the
Titanic is at the bottom of the At
lantic and that the shattered wreck
took with her about 1,350 victims to
their death.
The first reports giving the total
»urvivors at 676 were varied by more
favorable news, first from Captain
Rostron of the Carpathia, who gave
whe number at about 800. and later by
the positive announcement of the
White Star line that there are 868 sur-
•lvors of the Titanic on board the
From what lias been learned here
thp officers mid crow stood to their
then those of the sf'eond and then the
8 I a W
188 surylyors on board, according to steerage in the lifeboats came the turn
the latest news received at the offices of the men In the first cabin, for the
of the White Star line in this city. I stewardesses and maids aboard the
This increases the list of saved by steamship ranked with the crew. \v li
the unwritten law of the sea says must
not. leave the sinking vessel until the
itli the women of the
last of the passengers are over the
The sea was running high, but not
breaking. Ice was to be seen in all
directions, bringing with it a chill
which bit through such clothing and
wraps as the frightened passengers
had thrown about themselves. In the
boats were 800 odd men. women and
children. To those left on board were
left the lifebelts if they could don
them and get far enough away from
the sinking vessel not to be engulfed
when she swirled below the water.
It was twenty minutes after 2
the ,ast
bulkheads of the
Titanic blew away and she went to
the bottom, carrying over 1,300 souls
with her. Before this her lifeboats
had been sent away.
Two messages received by the Mar
coni wireless telegraph company from
the company's stations at Cape Race
and Sable Island made it certain that
their are none of the Titanic's passen
gers on either the steamship Parisian
or Virginian.
One message reads
The Marconi station at Sable Island
hag been wlth
Parisian and the ship has no passen
gers from the Titanic."
The other message reads:
"The Marconi station at Cape Race
reports they have had communication
with the Virginian, which reported
none of the Titanic's passengers are
on that vessel, which arrived too late
to be of service."
All through the night the offices ot
the White Star line and of the news
papers were besieged by scores of
persons anxious to learn the fate of
relatives or friends on board the Ti
tanic, while a flood of telegrams, cable
grams and telephone messages were
received, bringing eager inquiries from
different parts of the country.
Officials of the White Star line had
little news to impart. Wireless opera
tors worked throughout the night try
ing to send and nick up calls from the
scene of the disaster. The wireless
was handicapped in the early morning Gamperdown, N. S., saying that the
by -a thunder storm, which finally
silenced transmission for a time
The concert to be given in l!:.
opera house Saturday evening ly
tlie Dixie Concert Company
gims promptly at 7 -MO.
because the company leave on
the train going south at ten
1 Ills is
Tuesday morning while on his
way to the south end of the
eountv. Mr. ITicks savs on ac-
count of sickness in hi.s family
altr £isB£tmt Urcklg ^tanfoarft
SISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTY, S. 1».. FRIDA Y, AI'h'ILiii. 1912-8 1W* ii
Titanic Had Gone to Bottom Multimillionaire's Name Is Net
When Fist of Rescuing
Fleet Reached Scene.
Put Into Lifeboats Scantily Glad
and Spent Many Hours
iii Biting Gold.
New York, April 1
that the Titanic had su:k came
brie wireless ilispati Cape Race.
N. F.. from the White S'ur '.iii"i' Olym
pic. which reported that ill" Titanic
had foundered at abo't' 2:'J a. in.
Monday morning in latitude ll:lti
north and longitude ~.0:I4 west.
The messagp added that the steam- Five Are Saved and Eight Are Unac
ship Carpathia, then on her way to counted For.
Naples, had reached the scene of the
wreck at daybreak and found only eight Wisconsin people aboard the
boats and wreckage and that all the Steamer Titanic live names, those of
Titanic's boats were accounted for and women, are included among the saved
"about ii7."i souls saved, crew and pas
sengers, Ir.tter nearly ail women and
This ne'.vs was continued shortly
afterward by oflicialsof the White Star
line here, who announced that the
Olympic had sent them wireless dis
patches that the Titanic had sunk.
A wireless dispatch received later
at Boston, which was relayed by the
Olympic from the Carpathia. staled
that the Carpathia had S6f! of the Ti
tanic's passengers on board, mostly
women and children, concluding with
the words:
"Grave fears are felt for the safety
Out of the 2,200 souls on board this
would make it appear that 1,814 had
perished, or at least are unaccounted gnydel-
The wireless dispatch from Cape
Race telling of the sinking also gave
the information that the steamship
California was remaining and search
ing the vicinity of the disaster.
That the Virginian may have some
of the shipwrecked passengers of the
Titanic on board was indicated in a
telegram received here from St. Johns
which stated that she would bring to
hardly return te the Newfoundland
port unless for humanitarian reasons.
The brief wireless dispatches re
ceived show that the passengers and
crew passed through thrilling experi
ences from the very moment that the
monster Titanic crashed into the ice
berg in the dead of night until the
Carpathia, several hours later, reached
the scene and rescued the survivors
from lifeboats floating in a sea of ice.
l-assengers were ordered to the life
boats at once and that many were
scantily clad as they took their places
ir the boats. This would indicate that
the Titanic's condition was such that
i:o time could be spared to return to
be- staterooms for additional clothes.
boatg bobbed hellJ,eS6ly
ii sea, carrying with her hundreds of
he has been kept at home wit
as to the popularity of Frank
Tlicks in this county and it is
safe to say that the republican
primaries.,in June will return liim
a handsome majority.—Peever
ee 0
Those Rescued.
New York, April 17.—Colonel John
Ja'oii Astor is believed to have gone
down with the ill fated Titanic.
Mrs. Astor is saved. She was the
beautiful Madeline Force of Brooklyn,
win i'e her marriage to Colonel Astor
on aeti.
1911, was one of th
most i• of events of the fall,
has been reported that an heir is ex.
Colonel Astor inherited a fortune es
timated at between $UII),0()I),IIIHI am'
$20e.in)i.nii0, making him one of tli•
richest men in the world. 'I he socond
Mrs. Astor contracted to give up till
The tld'ngs claim to his fortune, unless an In ir
".j was horn, in consideration of a niai
riage settlement of S.'i.DOtl.Olii).
Mr. and Mrs. Astor were returning
from their honeymoon journey to Kti
Milwaukee, Wis., April 17. -Out of
as follows:
Mrs. K. G. Crosby and Miss Harriet
Crosby. .Milwaukee: Airs. W. I!. Silvey,
Superior: Mrs. W. K. Minahan, Fond
dtt l.ac Miss Daisy Minahan, Green
Captain K. G. Crosby, Milwaukee:
Dr. li. W. Minahan. Fond du l.ac, and
\V. B. Silvey, Superior, are yet to be
accounted for.
Names of Several Among Those Known
to Be Rescued.
New York, April 17.—Among the
of the balance of the passengers and passengers rescued when the Titanic
the crew." went down are the following persons
Thirteen Hundred Missing.
the Northwest:
Waller TJ. Douglas Miss Con-
Dulllth Mr a nd Mrg
Amenla, N. D.
of field ice covered the ocean, a wire
less dispatch sajs. and in the dark
ness the crews had to guide their
boats with the greatest care to lire
v»nt being jammed and overturned.
Many Passengers Had Retired.
The collision occurred at a time
when most of the passengers had re
tired or were about to go to bed. The
shock of the collision sent many of
the passengers to the decks partly
A wireless dispatch came through
The ice was so heavy that the llfe-
boats could not force their way
through it and as a result the boats
biting cold and the chill rose
el' ck. from the ice floes caused the passen
gers to hover close together to keep
[warm. All through the night the life*
1- rank Hides stopped in town
between the!
shifting cakes of ice while the sur
vivors prayed for dawn to come.
Shortly after 2 o'clock the sinking
Titanic made hel dive int0 the
persons to death.
1 roan now on lie expects to get Daylight came and with it arrived
Out arid see all the bovs. There the Cunarder Carpathia, which found
doesn't seem to be any question enly the score of lifeboats filled with
crew and passengers floating helpless
ly about the vicinity where the Titanic
had passed under the waves.
Pillsbury Best for sale by Gor
don Bros.
S a
Miss Clara Barton, founder c-f the
American Red Cross society, died at
her home in Glen Echo, Md. The
cause of her death was chronic pneu
nionia with which she was stricken
about a year ago. Miss Barton was llis floundering remarks oil
St. Johns suoh survivors as she "may born at Oxford, Mass., in 1821. She fercut topics, wllicll, shows that
rescue." Inasmuch as the Virginian celebrated her ninetieth birthday an 11,„ ,, ,uf,it nosled mail :ind
was bound for Liverpool she would niversary Dec. 25 when she received
many messages of congratulation from .. ... „,
all parts of the world. Buriic hums
ell could have done
General Frederick D. Grant, U. S.
Danger slill confronted even those torn in St. Louis May 30, 1SC0, and to congress who makes use of til.e
who were so fortunate as to be put
aboard the lifeboats. Huge quantities
graduated from West Point in 1871.
He resigned from the army in 1SS1,
but at the outbreak of the Spanish
American war became colonel of the
Fourteenth New York volunteer in
fantry. He was appointed to the regu
lar army as a brigadier general on
Feb. 18, 1901, and reached the grade
of maior general five years later.
Highest cash price for all
kinds of farm produce—cream
butter, eggs, poultry, hide* and
furs. Gordon Bros.
{Tilt lend tllefe purely nut of
cliri'Osity to Ileal' W'liat exellse ]It-.
really had for appearing
eia I llis
wniard, daughter of D. Willard, tile action of four liungry
John Pillsbury'
Minneapolis Mrs. William
B. Silvey of Duluth Mrs. H. F. Chaf-
ie.il, especially wlien all but foil
a a
A., commander of the department ot Curtiss is not taken esriouly by
the East, died suddenly in his apan tlie people of this district, a
ments at the Hotel Buckingham in
Print NO. 43.
At Making A Speech Indulged Drys Carry the Day by Ma/iori
In by Ira O. Curtiss last Sat-
urday Evening-. Atwccrl Brings
Ira Up Standing- and Maikes
a Monkey of Him.
I ra 1. I 'lift lie I i,l It I f
i.ti»-. iri-:iI ing" caiiili.il,-lie for con
gress. *poko 111 '-mull tilitL uita.p
|ireci.at ive audience 11 I lie opel'.'l
do for congress. 'nil is-.
Iile credit of having lieeli
'i- a I .mi all I In- freak
^jlaws that appear on tin- statuL
books, including hose lie had
-.John" introduce I'or lii.iti. While
lie was sluniooi'i.ng iIr-'Ji*r tin
little speech he hail so off re
pealed and nearly knew ly heart,
lie was culled io a Midden hall
ly Iv l-'raneis Atwood. of (his
city, wlio is the father of ,n
of the l,aws ('urtiss litis the unu'.l
11! 11 ruled nerve to stand ti|
before an audience and c!)ai.iit.
.Mr. Atwood finally si-cured th.-
I'ioor and in a very few words
explained his position, while Ira
stammered, stamped' iin'd stum
bled around the stage. and it
was amazing how i|tiiokly Ira
changed the subject, arid hew
careful he was during the retiiain
def of llis speech.
('urtiss is far from being a
s:u irt man or even one of ordi
nary intelligence, as was proven
by liiis speech and arguments, lie
fold barefaced lies and verified
them himself before lie was thru
with ttie argument. In his at
tack on the press of the state
he sai'd that any newspaper man
in tile state could be "bought"
with a tittle graft, and shortly
afterward contradicted his state
ment by showing the audience
checks tlia.t ha'd been returned to
him from alt but four newspa-
tors in. the state -is n.ot. a. fair
cxaanple to draw his de'ductioJis
from ill judging the balanc( of
In all, (..'urtiss made a very bad
impression lierc,
ty by
lu addressed tlie audience.
a 1 0 a
New York city. Although the general ^j((
had been ill of diabetes and digestive
disturbances for several weeks his
death was unexpected and was due to calibre, or vocabulary. South Dak
heart disease. General Grant was oti in not, going to send i, man
interest of
at heart will not cawt
vote for a man of Curtiss'
roughest language to emphasize
liiis speccli, when it has tlious-an, !s
'of citizens who are intelligent
enough to get along with the
plain linglisli language, (.'urtiss
is qualified lieyond a d.oubt both
in size and vocabulary, for an
important position among his chu
arid would undoubtedly fill' the
exalted position of "king id'
roughnecks" adm a I 1
The question is sometimes a.sk
ed,"Whal is a coloratura sopra
no?-' A coloratura soprano its a
colored person who sings sopra
no. Ther arc two such in the
Dixie Concert Company at the
opera liouse, Xatur'dav evening.
The Sisseton & Light Co..
are selling the best patent flour
to consumers at
Phone 2!) if vou have any latin-
ty of Eigiit Gar,,
Second For ahlerman, A. O.
tml.' n.a«l« l.ut while one side
Curtiss' checks were return,! 'Slivered tl.e goods the other
ed to him "ami' shows l''l'v-red (lie Vlouble cross,
that he lied deliberately to the
audicnce, with intent to deceive.
Harris, posing on Main street
as a "dry" man, but working the
side streets and baek alleys for
"wet" votes, beat Morrill a
consistent "dry," for aldcrnwiu
in the Third ward ly lietter tbail
two to one vole. l''or a large
fleshy person, Charles showed
considerable ability in ruling two
horses, bringing them both un
der the wire I'ike it (iarrisoji.
Now if the good people of tlie
city will make it their business
to sec that the doctors refrain
from writing booze prescriptions,
and the police are given s1r.i«t
injunctions to break up all, beer
parties, the old town will indce'd
be "dry." Of course, this does
not apply to the reserve stock
kept in the cellars of some of
our most prominent and highly
respected citizens.
Other Towns
Ort-ley went "wet" by 14 arid
Summit voted in license by a
majority of 2.
Wi.lmot will continue to ltave
a thirst, parlor, the majority in
favor of license being l(i.
.Milbank will remain wet, 76
more voters favoring license than
were against the proposition.
Webster also went "wet."
Waubay went, "dry" by a ma
Thomas Marii. an attorney of
the regulai Sisseton, was eallde in to assist
wholesale price $1.25 a sack. Now in the prosecution of tlie Indians
is the time to lay in a supply. 'who killed Roland Ju'dish. The
fact that Mr. Mani is an Indian
himself, doe.s not alter tlie fact
dry. A man will call and de- credit upon tJie position lie took
liver your work. in this ease. Judge Batterton
your work. must have had confidence in liim,
or lie wouldn't have asked him to
FARMERS—Let us post you assist. Mr. Mnai is a candidate
on see'd grain and formalde* '01* of states attor
hyde. Our free book will do it. -Browns Valley IVibune.
Economy Drug Store
Mrs. A. M. Knight. 24tf
for city treasurer,
I*. Iv'ask, .'M, lv (ianim ."1
for license :{:i, against license f2.
Third l-'or al'denu.-in ('has. I\
Maris lit), as. ,M. Morrill 47
for city treasurer, (X I'. K'ask 47,
Iv ('. (itlllllll 112 for license Sfi,
against license (i,'i.
And when I he news reached
Browns Valley, there was great,
rejoicing, and the tribe of Van
gordon dropped their left eyelids
and "smiled as they sal at the
and "smile'd as they sat by the
childlike, and blaml."
It was a funny
cellse wns defeated
pers which lie had attempted to.
buy "with a little graft." Surely, 18, whtlr ,amm tan avowed
i- r,.„,
Sisseton is still a "dry" town—
the anti-license element having
carried the election, Tuesday, by
a. majority of N \ote. There were
•!(.) votes east
the license
(lllc.stio.n. as follows: for. Kit:
against, Hiii spoiled ballots.
The only eontoMs, besides 1 lie
license (piislion. were for city
treasurer and aMeiman in the
Third ward. For the former of
fice. Iv ('. Camm defeal ed (). 1'.
Iia.sk by a vote of 22o !o I2U. A
majority of !»7, and for the lat
ter office, t'ha.s, F. Harris de
le ited .las. .M. .Morrill by a vote
ol 110 to 17. a majority of
O. S. Ophei.m had no opposi
tion lor alderman in Ilie First,
ward, and A. O. To^iensoji was
also playing a lone-hand for al
deriua.n in lie Second.
The vol I' by wards
Firsi For a I
lerinan. O. S. Op
1 2 a
T. Kask -t, lv ('. (ia.mm (It) for
license 12. again,s| ljecnsc 5-1.
elect ion. Li
"i.v a majori-
,wti-!"wot man ami not ashamed of
Ltl lieat: I*'ask ("dry" as tin
der) for city treasurer by !)7
votes. There was evidently a
I 1
., ,,
that he has received considerable
Ivar Sta'dstad returned Satur
day evening from a business trip
to the twin cities.

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