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   Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1912, Albert Lea, Minnesota                                TO ABf ElTttE Keeps Your Business Grow- au "Ad" Today. THE EVENING TRIBUNE OUR JOB PRINTING and Bookbinding is the ver? us and ace. VOL XV ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1912. NO. GRAVES TWO MILES BELOW SURFACE OF THE OCEAN GIANT LINER SPEEDILY FOUNDERS White Star Liner Titanic Re- ceives Death Blow in Ice- berg Collision, APPALLING LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE RESULTS Probably Eighteen Hundred Per- sons Sink With the lit Fated Vessel, 4- 4- New York, April wire- less message from the White Star liner Olympic, one of the vessels hovering near the scene of the disaster, flashed the news that S66 of the Titanic's passengers, mostly women and children, were being brought to port by the Cunarder Carpa- thia. If. as seems probable, practically all those saved were passengers, it would appear that all but approximately 450 of the. vessel's, passengers are accounted for. 4.4.4.4.4.4.4.4.4. 4. New York, April 16. More than persons- it is feared were drowned when within four hours after she crashed into an iceberg the mam- moth White Star line steamer Titanic, hound from Southampton to New York on her maiden voyage, went to the bottom off the Newfoundland hanks. Of the approximately persons on board the giant liner, some of them of worldwide prominence, only 866 are known to have been saved. The White Star offices in New York, while asserting hope to the last, admitted that there had been "horri- ble loss of life." Accepting the oarly estimates of the fatality list as accurate the disaster is the greatest in the history of navi- gation. Nearest approaching it in magnitude were the disaster to the steamer Atlantic, also a White Star liner, in 1873, when 547 lives were lost, and to La Bourgone, 1898, with a loss of 571. Should it prove that other liners, notably the Allan liners Parisian and Virginian, known to have been in the vicinity of the Titanic, had picked up other of her passengers the extent of the calamity would be greatly reduced. This hope still remains. TIDINGS OF TERRIBLE DISASTER GREAT SHOCK. News of the sinking of the liner and the terrible loss of life in conse- quence came with all the greater shock because hope had been buoyed up by reports that the steamship, al- though badly damaged, was not in a sinking condition and that all her pas- sengers had been safely taken off. The messages were mostly unofficial, however, and none came direct from the liner, so that a lurking fear re- mained of possible bad news to come. There came flashing over the wires from Cape Race, within 400 miles of which the liner had struck the iceberg, word that at o'clock Monday morning, three hours and fifty-five min- utes after receiving her death blow, the Titanic had sunk. The news came from the steamer Carpathia, re- layed by the White Star liner Olympic, and revealed that by the time the Car- pathia, outward bound from New York nnd racing for the Titanic on a wire- If-ss call, reached the scene the doomed vessel had sunk. Left on the surface, however, were lifeboats from the Titanic and in fhem, as appears in meager reports re- ceived, were some 866 survivors of the disaster. These, according to advices, the Carpathia pfoked up and Is now on her way With them to New York. FINDS ONLY WRECKAGE OF FLOATING PALACE. For the rest, the scene as the Car- ppthla up was one of desolation. All that remained of the floating an_whlch nearly passengers had been voyaging Inxur- louisiy to tftls side of the Atlantic, were some bits of wreckage. The riggest ship in the world lad gone down, snuffing out in her down- ward plunge, it appeared, hundreds of human lives. A significant line in the Cape Race dispatch was the announcement that of those Paved by the Carpathia nearly all were women and children. Should it prove that no other vessel picked up any passengers of the sinking liner this might mean that few of the men on board had been saved, as the pro- lortion of women and children among the passengers was large. The same facts would likewise spell the doom of practically the entire crew of 800. In the cabins were 230 women and children, but it is not known how many there were among the 740 third class passengers. In the first cabin there were 128 wo- men and 15 children and in the sec- ond cabin 79 women and 8 children. MANY NOTABLE PERSONS TRAVELING ON TITANIC. Notable persons, traveling on the Titanic, whose fate was in doubt in the lack of definite advices as to the identity of the survivors, were Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Major Archibald Butt, aide to President Taft; Charles M. Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific of Canada, his wife and daughter; W. T. Stead, Ben- jamin Guggenheim, F. D. Millet, the artist; J. G. Widener of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Isador Straus, J. B. Thayer, vice president of the Pennsyl- vania railroad; J. Bruce Ismay, Henry B. Harris, the theatrical manager, and Mrs. Harris; and Colonel Washington Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn bridge. A ray of hope appeared in a mes- sage to New York from the operator at the Marconi wireless station at Sa ble Island, near the scene of the dis- aster. Answering an inquiry regard- ing the delivery of wireless messages to the passengers of the Titanic the operator reported that it was difficult to deliver them, "as- the passengers are believed to be dispersed among several vessels." faint indication that other vessels than the Carpathia bad-picked up survivors of the Titanic was eager- ly seized by thousands of relatives and friends of those who had set sail on her for this 'country. TOTAL LIVES LOST EIGHTEEN HUNDRED Message From Olympic Con- firms Appalling Disaster. MONETARY LOSS WILL BE LARGE Titanic Valued at and She Had on Board Dia- monds and Bonds, I ice of the White Star compapy for I thirty-eight years. He has commanded J the old Republic, not the one that the Floiida sank off Nan- tucket Britannic, the Germanic and the Majestic. He brought over the Baltic when she was the biggest vessel on the seas; then the Adriatic and last the Olym- pic. In the White Star service he is known as "The Old Man." SMALL AMOUNT OF FREIGHT Cargo Worth About Halt Million Dollars and Bags ot Mail Total Loss, New York, April Titanic was insured at Lloyds' for according to advices from London, and it was said that the International Mer- cantile Marine company also carried a surplus fund for insurance purposes which could be applied to the loss. The cost of building the great liner has been estimated at al- though Vice President Franklin of the White Star line insisted that her value was not over The total monetary loss caused by the sinking of the ship, however, is certain to run to many millions more, but the total amount cannot even be conjectured. It is generally understood that the vessel had aboard diamonds of great value, estimated as high as and also a large amount of bonds. The amount of freight carried was comparatively small for the size Of the ship and, according to a White Star official, its value would not reach over The Titanic carried bags of mail of unknown value which it is hardly likely was saved. CAPTAIN HAD FINE RECORD New York, April text ox the message from the steamer Olymp- ic reporting the sinking of the Titanic and the rescue of 675 survivors, which reached here, also expressed the opin- ion that lives were lost. "Loss likely total the die- patch said in its concluding sentence. It is hoped and believed here that this is an error, unless the Titanic had more passengers on board than was reported. The list as given out showed passengers and a crew of 860, or persons in all. De- ducting 675, the known saved, would indicate a loss ot persons. The Olympic's dispatch follows: "Carpathia reached the Titanic posi- tion at daybreak. Found boats and wreckage only. Titanic sank about a. m. in N.; W. All her boats accounted for, containing about 675 souls saved, crew and pas- sengers included. Nearly all saved women and children. Leyland liner Californian remained and searching exact position of disaster. Loss likely total 1.800 souls." SAVED SUFFER HARDSHIPS Dispatch Says They Were Picked Up Eight Hours After Sinking. New York, April who were saved after the disaster have gone through hardships of exposure and peril which may have left many ot them in a serious condition. A dis- patch given out at the White Star of- fices said that those rescued by the Carpathia were picked up from a "small fleet" of lifeboats at o'clock Monday morning, eight hours after the Titanic is reported to hare gone to the bottom. PRESIDENTJSEEKING NEWS Frequent Inquiries Made About Major Butt. Washington, April Taft had freauent inquiries made of the newspaper offices and the steam- ship companies for his aide, Major Archibald W. Butt, one of the passen- gers on the Titanic. No word has-bewr-received at the homes of Frank D. Millett, the painter; Colonel An-lHbald" Oracle or Clarence Moore; the three other Washfngtotii- ans aboard Titanic's Commander Thirty-eight Years in Service. New York, April honor be- stowed on Captain Edward John Smith, when he was selected to" com- mand the Titanic and taken off the Olympic for that purpose was consid- ered remarkable among steamship commanders, for it is a deep sea tra- dition that a captain's career is ended when his vessel meets with serious mishap. The Olympic has twice met with misfortune with Captajn Smith as her commander, but the White Star com- pany knew that they were justified in placing every reliance on the man who has ruled over the finest steamships in the world. Caotajn Smith has.been in the serv- LIVELY SCENE AT LLOYDS Shippers Rush to Reinsure on Hear- ing First News. London, April of the Lon- don newspapers went to press under the belief that all aboard the Titanic were safe and that the vessel was pro- ceeding for Halifax. These in edito- rials congratulate all concerned that man's inventive genius has reduced the peiils of a sea voyage to a mini- mum. Later dispatches recording the sink- ing of the Titanic with loss of life ap- pear only in the very latest editions. Exciting scenes %s ere witnessed at Lloyds underwriting rooms. Insurance losses during the last six months in liners of the class have been unparalleled in the history of Lloyds Since the Olympic collision both the Delhi and Oceania have been wrecked snd now comes the disaster of the Titanic. When business opened there a rush to reinsure. Fifty guineas per cent was charged and this rapidly rose to 60, but later dropped to 25 on news that the Titanic was being towed to Halifax. MEN FfGHT TO GET NEWS Police Reserves Called to Control New York Crowd. New York. April reserves had to be called to several sections of the city tc control crowds gathered around newspaper bulletin boards for news of the Titanic. The disaster shocked the bay Broadway district. The newspaper district was crowded. Bowling Breen, in front of the White Star line offices, was the parking place of a large number of automobiles of prominent -the who had driven downtown for first hand in- formation. Wealth rubbed elbows with poverty in the crowd that be- sieged the line offices. SMALL TOWNS WIPED OUT Floods Make Thousands of Persons Homeless. New Orleans, April of thirteen parishes in Northeastern Louisiana are facing a deluge unparaj- leled in the history of disastrous floods of the lower Mississippi valley. Nu- merous towrs in East. Carroll and Madison parishes already have been wiped out, vast stretches of valley lands are covered by from six to twen- ty feet of water and a flood twenty feet deep and more than a mile wide is rushing through the great Dog Tail crevasse near Alsatia, La. Already thousands are homeless and destitute. COLONEL J. J. ASTOR. Wealthiest Passenger on Board 111 Fated Titanic. MANY WEALTHY PASSENGERS Colonel John Jacob Astor Richest Man on Titanic. New York, April 16. Immense wealth was represented among the passengers of the Titanic, there being on board at least six men each of whose fortunes might be reckoned in tens of millions of dollars. A rough estimate of the total wealth represent- ed in the first class passenger list would reach over half a billion dollars. The wealthiest of the list is Colonel John Jacob Astor, head of the famous bouse name he bears, who is Mr. Astor was returning from a tour of Egypt with his bride, who was Miss Madeline Force, to whom he was married in Providence Sept, 9. CONCEDES LOSS OF LIFE WILL BE HEAVY White Star Official Describes Disaster as Horrible. New York, April President Fianklin of the White Star line con- ceded that there had been "a horrible loss of life" In the Titanic disaster He said tuid jjo mlo.rrns.tion to JUST SUPPOSING! r in BrooMvn disprove the advices from Race that only 675 of passengers and crew had been rescued. He said that the monetary loss could not be esti- mated, although IIP intimated that it would run into the millions. "We can replace the he add- ed, "but not the lives. It is horrible." Mr. Franklin continued: "As far as we know it has been rumored from Halifax that three steamers have passengers on board, namely, the Virginian, the Carpathia and Parisian. Now we have heard from Captain Haddock of the Olympic that the Titanic sank at o'clock Monday morning. We have also learned from him that the Carpathia had 675 survivors on board. It is very difficult to learn if tne Virginian and Parisian have any survivors on board. We have asked Captain Haddock and our agent at Halifax to ascertain if there are any passengers aboard the two steamships. "We very much fear, however, that there has been a great loss of life, but it is impossible for us to give further particulars until we have heard from the Parisian and Virginian. We no information that there are any pas- sengers aboard these two steamships." GRAVE MILES DEEP Titanic Lies Far Under Sea About 500 Miles From Halifax. Halifax, April deathbed of the steamer Titanic is two miles, at least, below the surface of the sea. About 500 miles from Halifax and about seventy miles south of the Grand Banks is where the Titanic is believed to have gone down. This location is midway hetween Sa- ble island and Cape Race. ICEBERG WAS FAR SOUTH Sir Ernest Shackleton Says Titanic Was of Supposed Range. London. April all of the Titanic's crew belong to Southamp- ton, where the greatest anxiety pre- vails as fate. Sir Ernest H. Shackleton says the scjjne of the Titanic disaster was four- lien miles south, of" the supposed pos- sible range of ice fields. ARE CONFIDENT OF VICTORY Taft's Friends Say He Will Win on First Ballot. Washington, April Roose- velt victory in Pennsylvania, following his victory earlier in the week in Illi- nois, has drawn the lines tighter in the contest between the president and the former president. Roosevelt now believes that he will be able to win away from Taft some of the latter's support in the South and he will make a stumping tour in that section as soon as he gets through with his trip to the Middle West. The Taft people, however, Insist that Taft will be nominated on the first ballot at Chicago, not by as large a majority as some of them had been figuring, but still by a majority large enough to show that Taft is decisively the choice of the party. There is to he no compromise candidate, they say. BLAMING SENATOR FENROSE Taft Supporters Bitter Over Pennsyl- vania Result. Washington, April Taft people think it is time for Senator Penrose to come ashore from his yacht and explain, if he can, what hap- pened to the president in Pennsylva- nia Saturday. They are bitter toward him, not for publication but privately. What they say about him among themselves would burn out a wireless plant. The senator, however, has gone aboard his yacht, it is said. They not only are sore over the re- sult but they also are disguested over the manner in which Penrose began to claw out to sea when he saw he was on a lee shore, leaving them battle with the breakers. CALLS HARMON REACTIONARY Bryan Campaign Against Gov- ernor in Ohio. Akron, O.. April 1C.--William J. Bryan spoke here after having deliv- ered a half dozen ten-minute speeches in as many cities on the first day of his anti-Harmon campaign in Ohio. Mr. Bryan declared the Ohio governor was "one of the greatest reactionaries the country has known." The trip began with a speech at Ravenna, in which he said: "I affirm that Harmon has not changed his sympathies since when he was with President Cleveland in opposing the Democratic party. "J affirm thpt Harmon's sympathies are, as they were then, with tha Wall masses." Dalzell Defeated. Pittaburg, April DalzeU, representative from the Thirtieth Pennsylvania district, has been de- feated for renominatioTL by M. Clyde Kelly, a progressive in the last legislature. The result wss definitely fcnown when the official count was made. THE GREAT STEAMSHIP GOES DOWN _ 4 Steamer Titanic, Which Struck- Icei- i berjj in Mid-Ocean, Goes to Bot- tom Before Aid Arrives. V LESS THAN 1MH> PASSENGERS AJRE RESCUED FROM OQEAJf Most of Those Are Women and Childrcii Believed Several Steamers Picked Up Pas- sengers. LATEST THIS AFTERNOON Special to Tribune. New York, April 16. The latest; dispatches show that the giant liner Titanic, went to the bottom, in less than four hours after striking aa iceberg and 'before assistance reach- ed her. Hundreds perished, but -the exacjf number is not yet known. Of 22UO persons on Aboard, som4 of them of world wide promlttence, only SC6 are known definitely- have been saved. Steamer Carpathia. Rescues Many. New York, April 16.- Captain! Rostran of the Steamer today sent a wireless message- tntf agent of the Cunard Line, X Baying, Carpathia has over eight hundred passengers of Titanic on 'board, ceeding slowly towards Newi York' through fields of ice. She expected to reach this city Friday morning. So far as known in this city at uoon today, more than thirteen hun- dred persons perished when Titanid sank. Carpathia .is known to Iaav0' 8GG passengers on hoard, most ,ofl whom are women and children. Only fragmentary list of those rescued! has 'been cabled here. Officials of the White Star believe the steamer Virginia plckedf up a numlber of passengers whosd names are yet unknown. Mrs. John Jacob Astor is among those who "were saved. New Hamline President. St. Paul. April committed selected by the board of trustees of. Hamline university at a meeting cided to recommend Samuel Ketfoot, president of South Dakota Westeyaa university, as a successor to Dr. Or. Bridgeman, whose resignation to effect at the end of the school Nineteen Injured in Wreck. Pueblo, Colo., Apry. passengers were injured, several ,of_ them seriously, when the Pueblo sec- tion of the Rocky Mountain limited train of the Rock Island line pitched at Cuba, a small flag station eleven miles north of here. Monslgnor McNamara Dead. New York. April V. P. McNamara, vicar general of tlM Long Island diocese and rector of Joseph's Roman Catholic church tit Brooklyn, is dead at Amityville. had in 111 health for year. Jury St. Louis, April Jury la trial of E. a. Lewis, charged, in United States district court with mine the malls to defraud, reported to Judge Amidon that It was unable to agree. Judge Amidon discbaiged the jury. It had toen cvt seventy boftrs.   

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