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CLAIMANTS FOR TITANIC VICTIMS
WAIT AT HALIFAX.
COMMITTEE IS STILL PROBING
Important Witnesses Will Testify
Report of Disaster Tinged With
Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax Is
Waiting In funeral garb tho arrival of
the sable ship Mnckay-Bcnnett with its
cargo of dead from the Titanic. Hotels
nro crowded with the bereaved, and
every train brings additional relatives
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FROM the time when the first Intimation of the disaster to the Titanic reached the public the New York office
of the White Star line was besieged by hundred of persons, anxiously seeking newt concerning relatives
and friends who were aboard the vessel.
of the victims. When the floating
morgue will arrive Is uncertain, for
no wireless direct from the vessel has
been received here, and adviceB from
the White Star line offices In New
Prominent among those here are
Captain Richard Roberta of Colonel
Astor's yacht, seeking his lato em
ployer's body, which has been identi
fied; Samuel Wallach, brother-in-law
of Henry B. Harris, whose body has
not been reported; Gcorgo B. Widener,
Jr., and party, who await the body of
tho Philadelphia capitalist, and H. O.
Kelley, vice-president of the Grand
Trunk railway, whoso president,
Charles H. Hays, Is among the recov
ered dead. ,
Maurice Rothschild of Now York
seeks the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Isl
dor Strauss and Benjamin Guggen
heim; Joseph Richardson of Phila
delphia hopes to find the body of
Second Vice-President Thayer of the
Pennsylvania; Carl G. Roobllng of
Trenton, N. J., is ready to identify
the body of Washington A. Roebllng,
of engineering fame, and R. A. For
tune of Montreal will claim the bodies
of Mark Fortune and Charles For
tune. No Inquiries concerning the body
of William T. Stead, the eminent
English Journalist, had been received
to date. If recovered, It will be held
ponding instructions from England.
J. V. Ragsdale, United States consul
here, is prepared to tuko charge of
the body of Major Archibald Butt, al
though he has received no Instruc
tions from Washington.
It is understood, however, that
Major Wlnshlp,. an intimate friend of
fllajor Butt, will arrive before tho
All tho usuaKformalltles have been
waived, so there will bo no delay in
moving bodies promptly as they are
For the many that probably will
remain unclaimed, tho White Star
officials have arranged for thblr burial
here after keeping the unidentified vic
tims for a fortnight.
Washington. To learn wby a near
by steamer did not offer to aid tho
sinking Titanic and to fix tho exact
New York. A New York law firm
will tile for probate within a fow dayB
the will of Colonel John Jacob Astor,
who perished on the Titanic. It 1b
understood that this is a comparative
ly new will, made after Colonel Astqr's
marriage to Miss Force. The lawyers
refuse, however, to give anw details
aB to the disposition of the estate,
which is estimated at $125,000,000. At
the time of his Becond marriage Col
onel Astor sottled $5,000,000 on his
bride. In view of which it is under
stood she relinquished her dower
hour at which tho lost liner was
warned that she was In tho vicinity of
dangerous Ice, Senator William Alden
Smith, chairman of tho senate com
mlttco Investigating tho dlsustor, has
summoned three Important witnesses.
They are J. If. Mooro, captain of the
steamer Mount Temple, which passed
within n Bhort distance of tho Titanic
when she was In extremity, nnd tho
captain and wireless operation of the
liner California!!, which sent the
Lost Wife and Four Children.
.Chicago. Francis LcFc'bro, n
French coal miner, whose homo is in
Mystic, la., who speaks no English,
would not bellcvn Ills friends In Iowa
whon thoy told him that the Titanic,
on wh'lch his wife and four children
sailed, sunk In ni Id-ocean. '
"It Is not so what you tell me,"
said LeFebro. "In tho letter my wlfo
says they come to me on the Titanic."
The miner's friends made up n purso
for him. Ills money was spent for
tickets on the big liner for his wife
nnd children, and LeFebro canio to
SEEKING NEWS OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
Washington. How the death agony
of the Tltanic'a victims waB transmit
ted into dollars by wireless operators
was the story told Thursday at the
senate inquiry by William Marconi,
the "wizard of wireless."
Shocked at Marcqnl's testimony,
angry frowns clouded the faces of
tho senators and spectators as the
tale was unfolded.
Marconi said that Operator Bride,
Titanic survivor, got $500 for his story
of the Tltanlc's death. He said Oper
ator Cottam of the rescue ship Car
pathia also sold his tale at a fancy
Marconi strongly denied that he had
wired Bride and cottam "to keep their
mouths shut," and suppress the news
until it "could be coined into dollars
at four figures," when the survivors
reached New York.
Unaware of Tltanlc's Pllrj'it.
Boston. Tho Ley land steamer, Cal
ifornia, was less than twenty miles
from the Titanic when tho latter
foundered.1 Captain Lord said that
had ho known of the Tltanlc's plight
all the latter's passengers could havo
been saved. That his ship was tho
Bteamer reported to have passed
within five miles of tho sinking liner
and to have disregarded signals for
holp Captain Lord denied positively.
"I flguro that wo were from seven
teen to nineteon miles distant from
tho Titanic that night." he said.
"About 10:30 that Sunday night wo
steamed into an Immense Ico field and
immediately our engines wero shut
down to wait for daylight. With tho
engines stopped the wlroless was, of
courso, not working, so wo did not
hear of tho Tltanic'a plight until tho
noxt morning. Then the news came
In a mossago from the Virginian, On
receipt of tho mousago wo started Im
mediately for tho scene of the dis
aster. VNew York. Tho Holllg Olav of the
Scandinavian-American line, which
reached Hoboken last Thursday, was
four hundred miles away from the Ti
tanic on the night of the accident.
This Is the substance of a statement
made by Second Officer Frederick
Mecklenburg, who was on watch that
Ixmdon. The British press, which
sevorely criticises Its own board of
trade and demands the most search
ing Inquiry, declines to Judge the case
until the British Inquiry is held and
displays feeling at the manner In
which .the Amorlcan Inquiry Is being
conducted and at what Is regarded as
the unfair treatment of J. Bruce Is-
The Morning Post, in an editorial,
protests against American and Gor
man papers branding Ismay as a
coward and declares that it was clear
ly his duty
Made Use of Floating Door.
Wahoo, Neb. Mr. Manstedt, a
brother of Eric Manstedt, who lives
near Swcdeburg, survivor of tho ill
fated Titanic, has nrrlu'd In Swodo
burg. Mr. Manstedt had n terrible
experience. About ten minutes bo
foro thu explosion of the ship's bolt
ers is said to have occurred, ho
Jumped from the vessel Into the ocean.
After swimming about for some time
among the wreckage about him In tho
Icy water, ho managed to get hold of
a floating door, of which he made good
uso until ho was takutt Into n life
boat. Ho was on his wa to this
country to Join his brother iu No-braska.
Heard Call for Help.
Strathcona. Alta. 10. V. Zurich, a
passenger on the Mount Temple, says
the ship changed its course and mado
preparations to give asststunco on
hearing the Tltnnlc's call for help, but
on encountering n field of ice, aban
doned the "north course." It was re
ported among the passengers, said
Mr. Zurich, that tho cuptnln asserted
he "would not endanger the 2,000 pas
sengers aboard the Mount Temple."
Mr. Zurich said he was positive he
had seen the masts of the Titanic and
thinks the Mount Temple might havo
reached tho spot before the Titanic
Saw the Rockets Plainly.
Washington. Ablazo with light
from 'her saloons and cabins, the Ti
tanic dashed full speed ahead to her
destruction, according to Ernest Gill,
u donkey englneman on tho steamship
California, who testified Wednesday
before tho senate commltteo Investi
gating the disaster. He said that Cap
tain Stanley Lord of the California re
fused later to go to tho aid of the
Titanic, tho rockets from which could
be plainly seen. This Captain Lord'
denied, but both ho and his wireless
operator acknowledged having seon
Operator H, T. Cottam of tho Car
pathia, was recalled and questioned
aB to the distress messages sent from
the Titanic. Tho first message of
distress from the Titanic, ho said,
"Come at once; have Btruck a berg.
This Is a C. Q. D."
Cottam said ho assisted the Titanic
in communicating with other ships,
because escaping steam aboard inter
fered with tho Titanic instruments.
He told of getting in touch with six
or seven Bhlps, including tho Olympic,
tho Callfornian, tho Baltic and Helllc
Olav. Philadelphia. Poter A. B. Wldonor,
a director of the International Mercan
tile Marino, has received' from Clar
ence Mackay a telegram which estab
lished tho Identity of ono of tho
bodies recovered by tho Mackuy-Bou-nott
cable ship as that of his son,
Georgo D. Widener. N
Major Pouchen said that In the life
boat the quartermaster in charge
mado a woman row whllo ho held
the tiller, steering for a light which
the major declared did not exist so
far as he could see. The quarter
master refused to turn about and at
tempt to pick up survivors, said the
St. Joseph. Mo. A north bound Mia.
sourl Pacific freight train Jumped the
track and crashed Into the denot at
Willis, Kan., Tuesday. Peter Cayad
do and Frank Lopez, railroad em
ployes, who were on the depot plat
form, wore burled under the wreck
age, and Cayaddo was taken out dead
Lopez's Injuries are fatal. The dopot
caught fire and the locomotive and
eight cars were burned. Tho fire
threatened to destroy the entire town
and tho schools wero dlamfaand. Thi
women formed bucket brlcrailna ii
j assisted tho men In fighUug the fire.
RETURNS ABOUT III
ROOSEVELT AND CLARK NOM
INEES OF TWO PARTIES.
MR, BRYAN LEADS PROGRESSIVES
Cot, Roosevelt Leads Opposition by
Fifty Per Cent Shallenberner and
Norrls Senatorial Nominees
Practically tho entire primary voto
on presidential preference Iiiim been
tabulated, This Includes sixty com
plete counties and moro than 150 scat
tered precincts outside of Douglas and
Lancaster All but n few small pre
cincts In both these counties Is Includ
ed In the tables, which show Roosevelt
50 per cent In mlvniico of Ills two re
publican opponents, mid Champ Clark
5,500 votes In tho lead of Wilson, his
neatest democratic competitor. A few
less counties and moro scattered pro
ducts show Norrls n winner for sena
torial tinmlmitlou thus far by almost
5.000 vott'H, and Shallonbergor on the
democratic ticket as much Iu advance
of IiIm competitors as Is Kooaovelt for
president on tho republican ticket.
These same counties and almost the
uanie precincts show Howell leading
Itubcv.ator for national committeeman
by li.Tuo votes, and Hall, democrat,
leading Fanning by 7,000 votes. More
head for domocinttc gubernatorial
candidate Is ".,01)0 votes In the lead,
which iuHatitagc ho will probably
kcep. wlillc Aldrlch Ik moro than two
to one ahead of Newton.
Twelve of tho sixteen democratic
dolomites will voto for Clark for presi
dent on their pledge, tacit or explicit,
iiccotdlng to the voto on that office,
nominee. Thirteen of tho sixteen del
egates will be uiitl-IIarmon men and
will be led by W. J. Bryan. Hitch
cock for dclegatoat-Iargo will be
elected on tho face of returns from
all but thlrty-olght counties out of
ninety-two iu tho state.
On the republican ticket Webster Is
high man cm tho Tnft ticket for dole-gateat-large
with 17,7(!!t votes In fifty
four counties. Don L. Love, high man
on the Roosevelt ticket, is 7.C00 votes
ahead of Webster and moro than 1,000
votes ahead of Judge Perry. This is
from fifty-four counties and the chasm
between tho two tickets Is widening
with each return received. Tho Taft
candidates have carried but few coun
ties in the state.
The State Senate.
In seventeen of tho twenty-eight
senatorial districts of tho stato the
candidates on both tho democratic and
republican tickets are named. In nino
of tho remaining districts of tho 'stato
returns on candidates of ono Bide or
the other are still Incomplete. In one
district, the Thirteenth, which includes
Douglas county, tho official returns
will not bo announced for some time.
Those districts marked with an
asterisk Indicate that complete ro
turns have been received in those dis
tricts: FlrBt Walter Kolchel (rop.), Henry
Socond H. H. Bartllng ,rcp.), W.B.
Third J. K. P. Goodfellow (rep.),
E. E. Plcok (dem.).
Fifth Goorgo F. Wolz (rep.), II. D.
Sixth II. P. Shumway (rop.), M. S.
Seventh Molrs (rop.), 26; Kohl
(dem.), 1,002; Graft (dem.), 637.
Eighth J. M. Talcott (dem.).
Ninth J. H. Kemp (rep.), James
Grelg (dem.), 7G5; Georgo Stalker
Tenth Dan McLepd (rep.), F. J.
Eleventh F. Llnd (rop.), 717; Tod
enhoft, 825; Charles Krumback (dcm.).
Twelfth II. C. Williamson (rep.),
7G9; Maxncr (rep.), 722; Henry
Schealo (dem.), CS0; W. H. Smith
Thirteenth H.-V. Hoagland (rep.),
J. It. Marshall (rop.), O. W. .Meier
(dem.), C. S. Howe (dem.).
Fourteenth Janson (rop.), 1,653;
Spencer (rep.), 1,003; Ovorbeck (rep.),
591; Klein (dem.), 701; Thomas
Fifteenth Hensly (rep.), Pickens
(dem.), 240; Bonham (dem.), 318.
Sixteenth Spirk (rep.), Bartos
Seventeenth Baker (rep.), Cox
Eighteenth Ed Williams (rop.),
lams (dem.), 196; Harmood (dem.),
1C9; West (dem.), 491.
Nineteenth F. F. Carruthors (rep.),
Will Brookley (dom.).
Twentieth Hummoll (rep.), West
Twenty-first Stein (rep.), 419; El
liott (rep.), 435; Junkln (rep.), 970;
Twenty-socond Hcrmansen (rep.),
Twenty-third Moon (rop.), 188;
Mattley (rep.), 296; 0111b (dem.).
Twenty-fourth Coata (rop.), 324;
Hunter (rep.), 317; Allen (rop.), 318;
Twenty-fifth Hoagland (rep.), 574;
Sliver (rep.), 553; Miles (dcm.).
Twenty-sixth Cordeal (rep.), White
Twenty-seventh Bushce (rep.), 341 ;
Uptegrovo (rep.), 337; Von Farroll
ziu; uaii irop.j, juj; urowsier (uem.j.
BRIEF NEW8 OF NEBRASKA
Fifty Lincoln Y. M. C. A. boys will
take a "hike" to Mllford, June 3, to go
Into camp for ten iIuh,
tl. L. Hall of llartlngtoii, 70 yenrs
of age, was kicked by u horse and his
leg broken In thteo places.
"Nhn" Norrls, n popular Lincoln
traveling man, was found dead In bc3
at Gothenburg, Wednesday.
Mrs. Frank Wilson of Beatrice fell
dead from heart disease as she was
feeding the chickens In the barnyard.
Tho stakes wero driven at Syracuso
Tuesday afternoon for tho Engles'
home, that will cost between $8,000
Farmers of tho Bancroft vicinity are
very busy In tho Helds plowing for
corn, as the seeding of small grulu has
M. L. Barnottc. a prominent retired
farmer of Holbrook, died Monday ns
a result of Injuries received In a run
away tho day before.
Tho Klks fair at Alllunco netted
nearly $3,000, which will bo applied to
tho building fund of tho now $25,000
home for that order.
Crete. Neb,, has been choson as tho
placo for tho annual encampment of
tho state unlwirslty cadot regiment,
to bo held May tl to 18.
Editor llogera of the Glltuer Garotte
was seriously Injured when a hot ball
struck him on thn head during tho
progress of a game recently.
SK-yearold John Ubbeu, nt Howe,
was badly biulsed up when he
stepped Iu the way of the maul his
father was lining making rails.
Mrs. Sarah McCarl, who fell down
cellar at her homo at McCook'. and
whoso skull was fractured as a result,
died before regaining consciousness.
J. 11. Overman has been reappointed
postmaster at Stella for a term of
four years. .Mr. Oveimau has served
In that capacity for ovor fourteen
Samuel P. Hughes, a prominent
farmer near Howe, was picked up by
u small tornado last week, cm rled sev
eral rods and dropped In n Held un
Butchers say tint the price of beef
Is higher this spring than for several
years. They claim that this Is duo to
the high price of feed and tho scarcity
Miss Mary Emerson died at tho
Jones hotel In TecuuiBch, Sunday
morning, death being at her own
hand. Despondency Is supposed to bo
Michael Bauer, for years a well
known flguro In Lincoln politics, died
Thursday evening, April 18, on tjio
cvo of his certain nomination ns a
candidate for the state legislature.
A largo number of tho district
schools In Jefferson county have
closed for tho summer and tho teach
ers nro preparing to enter tho stato
normal at Peru for a summer's course.
Tom Fahoy of Fremont was serious
ly injured whon he fell twenty feet,
striking on his back on a branch ho
had Just cut off a tree. The branch In
falling knocked a ladder out from un
Prompt work of the Weeping Water
flro department saved tho public
school building from destruction
when It caught flro In the basement
nenr the furnaco Just as school had
Andrew Finney, Janitor of tho Hol
brook school, was stricken with apo
plexy and fell down the basement
stairs. He lay In an unconscious con-!
ditlon moro than an hour before he
John M. Cotton, county attorney,
and lato editor 'and publisher of tbo
Alnsworth Star-Journal, has bought
the law practice, library and office fix
tures or P. D. McAndrew, tho oldest
lawyer In Brown county.
The little son of J. H. Davis, living
In Glenovor, a suburb of Beatrice, was
attacked and bitten on the leg by a
mad dog, Wednesday. A gash about
threo lnchos long was Inflicted In tho
leg Just abovo the knee.
The county commissioners of Ne
maha, at Auburn, have given permis
sion tp the school board to hold school
in the district court room so that the
old high school can bo turned over to
tho contractors for dismantling so
that work may prococd on tho new
Whllo a forco of men engaged In
road work wero plowing up tho road
opposlto tho gato to a cemetery near
Auburn, they plowed up tho skeleton
of u huniifn being. The bonus wero
found under threo feet of soil. It Is
thought they were tho remains of an
Indian who hud been burled there
many years ago. ,
.loo Lomko, working for Theodore
Sohuttc, near Lawrence, was In
stantly killed Saturday morning when
a team ho was driving became fright
ened and ran away, upsetting a heavy
manure spreader on him.
The Church of the Holy Trinity at
Lincoln was crowded Sunday morning
for the confirmation service conductod
by the Rt. Rev. A. L. Williams of
Omaha. A class of twenty-six per
sons were presented to the bishop
for confirmation by the rector, the
Rev. S, Mills Hayes.
The Clarksou Commercial club has
been doing good work on tho roads to
wards Howelis and Leigh.
Work which has been delayed for
months from one cause or another,
will bo started Immediately on the
construction of the now medical lab
oratories' building on tho university
medical college campus in Omaha.
A new feature of the Epworth as
sembly at Lincoln this summer will
bo tho organization of boy scouts. All
boys attending the assembly will havo
the privileges of tho scouts, and will
bo given tho same opportunities as tho
members of the regular companies.
Tho moro promises a man makes;
tho moro bo doesn't kcop.
(InrilpM Tr keep tlio liver normal. Drlnl
livery woman la sorry for somo oth
er woman becauao of what her hus
band told her about tho other womnn'4
Stop the Pain.
The hurt of n burn 'ir n rut nlnpi wliot
CoIc'h Cnihollsnlvo U nptillcil. It liouli
null klv una iirnvuntH ncuru. :3a unit Wo )
ilriiKKlMd. Fur frre aninpln write t
J. W. Cold & Co., Ulttck Itlvcr Falls, Wli
Joke Writer's Reply.
Blinks It says hero that a woman
pointed a toy pistol at a burglar nnd
Jinks Wlso burglar.
"I nover Bnioko except In my own
"I often smoko whon I'm out, but
It's nlwnys for tho first time!"
"Tho count has n painfully snobbish
air. Whnt does ho bnso It on 7"
"Why, his father, tho marquis, wai
tho victim of a duel."
"A French duel?"
"Not at all. Tho marquU climbed
n tree to get out of tho way, and fell
and broke his neck."
It does net tako long for America'!
future citizens to adopt American
styles, llu had Just landed nt tho Bat
lory, and wiib tolling up Broadway
with his big canvas-covered trunk up
on his buck. A bright orango tlo sot
off his crisp black locks, nnd n long,
heavy ulster flapped at his heels. But,
crowning glory of nil perched on his
head, and toyed with by tho biting
winds that swept in from tho sen, was
n biand-now American straw hat a
fitting crown for u citizen In a countrj
whuro every man Is n king.
The Ruling Passion.
Llttlo Wllllo was nn embryo, cleo
trlclnn. Anything relating to his
favorite study possessed nbsurblng luj
torest for him. Ono day his mothci
nppearod In n new gray gown, tin
Jacket of which was trimmed iu flat
black buttons showing nil outer clrcti
of tho light dress material. Wlllli
studied tho gown critically for a mo
ment, then tho light of strong ap
proval dawned !n his eyes.
"Oh, mamma." ho cried, "what a
pretty new drcsnl It's nil trimmed In
push buttons." Judge.
Whon tho blind woman who plays
the accordion saw the gonial looking
man stop to read her placard, shs
quickened her tune In the expecta
tion that be was going to give her
somo money, but ho gave advice in
stead. Said he: "Have you read that sign
of yours lately?"
She said she had noL
"Well." said he, "you'd better, and
then have It edited. It is dated six
years ago and says you have six small
children dependent upon your efforts
with this Instrument for support. Six
years workB wonders In children, and
they must bo pretty lusty youngsters
by this time. Change that date to
THE OLD PLEA
Hs"Dldnt Know It Was Loaded."
Tho coffoo drinker seldom realizes
that coffee contains the drug, caffeine,
a Bcvcro poison to the heart and
nerves, causing many forms of dis
ease, noticeably dyspepsia.
"I was a lover of coffee and used It
for many years, and did not realise ths
bod effects I was suffering from Its
use. (Tea Is Just as Injurious as cof
fee because It, too, contains caffeine,
tho same drug found In coffoe.)
"At first I was troubled with Indiges
tion. I did not attribute the trouble
to the use of coffoe, but thought It
arose from other causes. With these
attacks I had sick headache, nausea
and vomiting. Finally my stomach
was In such a condition I could scarcei
ly retain any fond.
"I consulted a physician; was told
nil my troubles came from Indiges
tion, but was not Informed what
caused tho lndgostion. I kept on with
tho coffoo, and kept on with the trou
bles, too, nnd my case continued to
grow worse from year to year until It
dovclopcd Into chronic dlarrhoa, nau
sea and severe "attacks of vomiting. I
could keep nothing on my stomach and
became a mero shadow, reduced from
159 to 128 pounds.
"A specialist informed me I had a
vory sovcro caso of catarrh of the
stomach, which had got so bad he
could do nothing for mo, and I became
convinced my days were numbered.
"Then I chanced to seo an artlclo sot
ting forth the good qualities of Postum
and explaining how coffeo injured peo
ple bo I concluded to give Postum a
trial. I soon saw the good effects my
headaches were less frequent, nausea
and vomiting only came on at long In
tervals and I was Boon a changed man,
feeding much bettor.
"Then I thought I could stand coffee
again, but as soon as I tried It my old
troubles returned and I again turned
to Postum. Would you believe it, I
did this three tlmos before I had sense
enough to quit coffeo for good and
keep on with the Postum. I am now a
well man with no moro headaches, sick
stomach or vomiting, and have al
ready gained back to 147 pounds."
Name given by Postum Co.. ' Battle
Battle Crook, Mich.
Look in pkgs. for the famous Uttls
book, "Tho Road to Wellvllle."
I!vr reaJ lh abov Icttvrf A atvf
one npprura from tlma to tiaa. They
re Kcnulm-, true, ant tall ef kaaw
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