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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAT 29, 1911
BLAME PLACED 0N CAPTAIN
William Aldea Smith Addresses Sen
ate oa Titanic Disaster.
BO AID 07 TRADE IS CEHSTOEB
Vrari Waa Sat Praacrir laaaartr.
Creer !a rraserly Drilled and
laesevftea lam Owners
JirM Bark Nam.
(Continued from Pag One)
or special knowledge of nautical attain;
nevertheless I am of tb opinion thai
vary few Important facta which were sus
ceptible of being known, cacapad srru
tiny. Energy la often exor desirable than
learning, and tha Inquisition serve
useful purpoae la tha stair.
In tha eonwrructloo of tha Titanic,"
continued tha senator. " no Unit of coat
-itrcumacrlbed their endeavor, and whan
this vessel took It place at tha bead of
tha line, every modem Improvement In
shipbuilding waa supposed to bava been
raalliad: ao cor, f Idee t wara thay that both
owner and ballacr wara eager to go upon
the trial trip.
Kat Steady for Crisis.
ofhea tha mats came, a atata of ab
aolute unpreoandneee Stupefied both pee
eeager and crew utd. In their despair,
tha ship went down, carrying aa naedleaa
a eacrlftee of nob.e women and brave
men. as ever crurured about tha Judg
men! Beat la any tingle moment of pass
ing tiro.. f"
"Wa shall leave to the honest Judgment
of England Ita painstaking chastisement
of tha Brltlah Board of Trade, to wnot
laxity of regulation and hasty Inepec-tioii
the world la largely Indebted for this
awful fatality. Of contributing eaases
there were very many. In the face of
warning signals, apaed waa Increased
and messages of dancer seenied'to stime
late It to action rather than to persuade
It to fear.
The Titanic rushed onward on Its trur
course one recognised as appropriate
and agreed upon by marlnee as the In
ternational highway for westward ves
sels, yet dangeroue at this season of the
year, when tha Labrador current may be
bearing vast masses of lea across the
track of ships orores of these totvcrini
j sclera planted themselves In the very
pathway of thla ship and were ao large
and so numerous that. M the absence of
fog. they should bava been easily dtsoern
Ible by the lookout. If. as he says tn feu
testimony - bo had been .supplied with
"Captain Smith knew tha sea and his
clear eye and steady hand had often
glided b ship, through daagaroua paths,
for forty years storms sought in vain to
vex Mm ar menace Me craft. His Indif
ference to danger was one of the direct
and contributing caasis ef this aaacsa I
eery tragedy, while his own willingness
to die was the expiating evident of his
fitness to live; those of aa who knew htm
well not In anger, but In sorrow file
one specific charge against him. over
confidence and neglect ta bead tha oft
repeated warnings of bis friends; but. la
his horrible dismay, when his brain was
afire with hoaeat retribution, we ran
still see. In bis manly bearing and bis
A Remedy IMo Family
Should . Be Without
No matter how bealaby a .human being:
may as It Is safe to say that nbt many
months asa passes without some obstruc
tion of tha bewele. In -other wards, con
stipation, even If only temporary. The
bloa ling, tha dull feeling may start after
the evening meal. It a laxative la not
teXea that ntght It la certain that sleep
will not be sound, and you will awaken
Henee, It is Important for you and for
all the members of your family that
good, reliable laxities be always k la
tha house for Just such emergency. It Is
sure Is be needed, and when seeded you
waat It at hand. No family that la care
ful of Ita health can do without such a
remedy. But the question of which rem
edy to bava en band Is also at vast Im
portance. ..... -
The laxative most highly recommended
by the majority of Intelligent Americans
aa being best fur babies and grownups
la rr. Caldwell's Hj-rup Pepsin. It Is a
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can be given with safety to an Infant.
Children like It because of these gentle
gualme and . beeauae It la pleaaaot to
It Is the beet all around remedy you
can have In tha bouse for any disorder
of tha stomach, iivar and bowels, and
many people like Mr. J. N. Covert, Nor
folk, Neb., and Mrs. Pusan Attebury,
Grant. Neb., say they would as soon be
without the necessities aa without Dr,
Caldwell'a Hyrup pepsin.
, Anyone wishing to make a trial of this
remedy before buying It la the regular
way of a druggist at fifty cents or one
dollsr a large bottle (family sisei can
have a sample bottle sent to the home
free of charge by simply addresalng Dr.
W. B. Caldwell. Washington St.
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Tor fenerations aege and feulphur have
bean used far hair and swain trouble. -Almost
everyone knows tha Value of
such a eembtnalloa tar keeping the nahr
a goog avan aotor. for surlag dandruff.
Itching aoalp gnd falling balr, and for
promoting the. growth of aba hair. Teaa
ago tha only way to gat a Hear TonlO'
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druggist cap. supply big patrons'
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prepared la perfectly equipped labora
tories. ... , ,
An Ideal preparation of thla aort is
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la Which Saga and euUhur, are aetnMneri
with other valuable , remedies tor alp
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Don't neglect your hair If It la full of
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Cat a fifty cant belli of WgauVa Hag
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you. All draggteta sell It. under guaran
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, the remedy Is not exactly .as represented.
obermaa McCoiumII Drug Co. agent.
la aW woaai
' Ve maka a special price of tt
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iro hundreds of them that coat
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ir glove cleaning, and.
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Tha price la IS cents par pair
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Osalsa'StaTi Repair' Werts.
1206-1208 Douglas St
teeaVsr-rVleltude for e safety, of women
end little children, soma traces of bis
laptala Sssltb ta Careless.
. "The -mystery of bis Indifference to
danger, when other and leas pretentious
vessel doubled their lookout of stopped
heir englms, finds no reasonable hypo
thesis in conjecture ar specs is tloa;-sclencs
lu shipbuilding was supposed to have at
tained perfection and to have spoken her
last- word; mastery of the ocean had at
but been' achieved: but overoonfldcace
seems to bava dulled the faculties usually
so alert With the atmosphere literally
charged with warning signals and wire
leas messages registering their last ap
peal to-the stokers In the engine room fed
their fires auk fresb fuel, registering In
that dangeroua placa Its fastest speed.
"Nature gave a warning of approach
big peril ao significant that passengers tn
stateroom and steerajte shut out the chill
and spoke to one another of the sudden
peal, the stokers In the engine room fed
cold. Hallors of the Grrnad beaks know
tha Importance of the there rnometer,
which Is, almoaf aa necessary as their
safety 'as la the compasa. Even the
quartermaster, Hichens, who regularly
took the temperature of the water froia
the sea. sold: .'et suddenly, became bitter
cold' and added that the first order re
ceived by him from Second Officer Lsght
toller at S o'clock Sunday evening wag
to take hla compliments down to the
ship's carpenter and Inform him to look
tn bis fresh wkler, that It waa about to
Senator Smith declared that the com
mand of the officer of the watch to avert
tha disaster actually exposed the moat
vulnerable part of -the Titanic to the lea
when the shock came. t
"Distracted by tha sudden appearance
of danger,", eald the speaker.' "be turned
aside the prow, the part boat prepared to
resist collision, exposing tha temple to
the blow; at the turn of the bilge the
steel encasement yielded to a glancing
blow ao light that tha Impact was not felt
la msny perls of the ahlp. although repre
senting an energy of anoro tbaa a million
foot tons,; said to aa-tha-equivalent ef the
combined broads Idea of twenty ( the
largest guns In our battleship fleet fired
at the name moment, with a blow a
deadly many of too passengers and crew
did not even know of tha calHstoa nnlll
tardily advlaed at tha danger by anxious
frtenda, 'and even .then official statements
were clothed In such confident asauraneea
of safety aa to arouse no fear.
Senator Smith said that awful forae of
the Impact must have Indicated to master
and bulkier that tha ahlp waa doomed. Ha
commented caustically opoa the failure
of tha ship officers Immediately ta give
general alarm ar to establish aome orderly
Of flee re loot Heads.
Concerning the conduct of the ship's
officers, he sald: "
"Haphaeard.' they rushed by' ens an-
I other on atalrcase and In hallway, while
I men of aelf-control- gathered here and
titers about lha decks, helplessly staring
at one another or giving encouragement
to thoee ieea courageous than (hem'
selvea Lifebelts were finally adjusted to
all gat tha lifeboats were cleared away,
and although strangely hwkfflcteht In
namber, wore onlyi partially loaded and In
til' lnetaaeea unprovided with compasses
and only three of them had lamps. They
were manned so badly that. In tha absence
of prompt relief, they would have fallea
asy victims to the advancing Ice floe,
nearly thirty miles In width and rising
sixteen feet above tha surface of the
water. Their danger would bava tjeen aa
greet. M If . they had remained oa the
deck of tha broken hull, and tf the see
bad rlaea these toy targets with over 705
exhausted people wtld have been help
lessly tossed about upon tha Waves with
out food or water: , -
"One wttneee- swore" that -two 'of the
three stewarda In her boat admitted that
they bad never had an oar In their hands
before and did not even know what tha
oarlock was for. .The lifeboats were filled
ao Indifferently, and lowered so gulckly
that, according to tha uncontradicted
evidence, nearly WS people were need
lessly sacrificed to want of orderly dia
elpllne In loading tha few that were pro
vided. " And yet It la said by soma well
meaning persons that the best of discip
line prevailed. If thla la dledpllne. what
would have been disorder?
"Among the paaaengera were many
strong men who had been aocnatomel to
command, whoso Uvea bad marked every
avenue of endeavor, and whoee business
experience and military training especi
ally fitted them for such an emergency.
These were redely ellenred and forbidden
to apeak, as waa tha president of this
company, by Junior officers, a few of
whom. I regret to aay, availed themselves
of tha first opportunity to leave tha ship.
Some of tha men. to whom had been la
trusted tha earn of passengers, never re
ported to their official etetloae, and
quickly deserted the ship with a rack
leasneas and Indifference to the responsi
bilities of their position aa culpable and
amsalng aa It bj Impossible to believe.
end some -of mess men saw they laid by
la their partially filled llfeboaU and He
tened to the ortes of dletreea "nntll tha
noise quieted down, and surveyed from
a aafo dtetsneo the anealfHk aaea. aad,
womea and faithful fellow officers and
seamen, whoso heroism lightens ap thla
tragedy and recalls the noblest traditions
of too sea."
Wtreleea OpVrave Pro teed.
Tributes aa tha valor of Phillips and
Bride, the wireless operators on tha Tl-
1 tanle, were paid by Senator Pmlth. He
j eald that tha final exit of tha Phfinpo
boy waa "not so swift as to prevent him
from pausing long enough to pass a cup
of water' to a tainting woman." ' The
senator showed that had not tha uader-
paid wireless operator oa too Capathta
I prepared for bed with bat receiver still
! on' big heed, tha TitanlCa distress sig
nals never would bare been received by
the reaeve ahlp.
-When the world weep over a com
mon 1000,- said Senator Smith.' all aav
Uana ahoaM lake steps wisely to re ga
ts Is wireieaa telegraphy and sea that
operators are fairly paid." , Ha con
demned tha "reign of alleaeo" concerning
tha details of twa disaster. . . .
In condemning the failure of the CaU-
fornlaa to learn all about tha dlaaatar
before the Titanic sank, and go to Ha
rescue. Senator Smith said:
-The ateamahtp Callforntaa waa within
easy reach of thla ahlp for nearly four
hours after all tha facta were hswwa to
'Operator Cottam. Tha captain of the
j Carpet hia Bays ha gave explicit directions
that all official ait magna should ' be
i immediately sent through otifer ehtpe, and
annus of psenngora enneie aa grrea
psefsrenco. According to Blnna. the In
apoctor. tha apparatus aa tha Caltforntea
waa practically new and easily tuned to
carry every detail of that calamity to the
coast etarlone at Cape Sable and Cape
Race, and should have done so, .'
'The course taken waa singularly tn ac
cord with the reticence of the offldala of
tha White Star company, who knew at
I-JS Monday morning.'" aaid the senator.
and yet at TM Monday evening a mea
aage from their office, officially signed,
containing the positive assurance of tha
safety of the paaaengera waa sent To a
half-eraxed father at Huntington. W. Va..
nearly two boors after their admitted
famltiarfty with , tha details of the dis
aster. H la Hrrle -wonder that we have not
been able to fix with defintteneaa the
author of that falsehood.
Ceaasire fee Lard.
Senator Smith reviewed the testimony
of Captain Lord, showing that tha CalK
fornlaa cam within four miles of the
doomed vessel and that ha went to bis
room, to lie down while signal rockets
were being fired.
"Jairure of Captain Lord ta arouse the
wireless operator on bis ship, "who easily
could have ascertained the nam of" the
vessel tn distress and reached her In time
to avert lose of life places a tremendous
responsibility upon this officer from which
it will be! difficult for. him to oscape."
mid Senator Smith. . ,
Ceetrnete Two captain-
"Contrast, If you will, tha conduct of
the .yaptaia of tb Carpet hta tn this
emergency and ImagUie what most ha
tha aoiaotatioa of that thoughful and
sympathetic mariner, who rescued tha
ahlpwseck and left the People of the
world hi debtor as hia ahlp sailed for
distant eeaa a few daya ago. By Ms otter
ssU-effacamont and hia knightly sym
pathy, ho rendered a great service
humanity. Ha ahould ha mad to realise
the -debt of gratitude this nation owes
to him, while the book of deeds, which
had so often bean femlrtSr with hi nn
affected valor, would henceforth carry
tha nam of Captain Roetrom to the re
motest period of time. .
"The lessons of this hour," mid Sena
tor SmttS tn eonctuslon, "are Indeed,
fruttleaa and It precepts IS conceived If
rules of action do not follow hard ope?
the day of reckoning. Obdblet and anti
quated shipping law should no longer
encumber th pertuunentry records of
any government, nexj merrlp admlniatra
Uvr boards Should W pruned of dead
branches and, legs, sterile prscapta taught
Senator Smith recommended that lanes
of travel should be more carefully de
fined, strength of ahlp' bow increased,
life saving equipment bettered, and dis
cipline and practice made aa exaction.
Ha mid buoys should, be carried to mark
temporarily th place of tha ship's, bur
ial la case gf accident; and men of
atrength and spirit there must be, .won
back ta a calling demoralised and de
cadent . . ,
"But H per cent of the men before the
mast In our merchant marina ar peeves
or natuarallsed Americana,", he .said.
"Evan England, that twenty year ago
had barely . 7,Mt Orientals on her mer
chant ships. : now carries; over1 itM of
that alien rare. Americana must re-enlist
In this service,- they" must become the
soldiers of tb aua, and, whether In .the
lookout, oa the deck,' or at the. wheel,
whether able or oommoa seamen, they
should be better paid for their labor and
more highly honored In their calling;
their right mum be respected, and their
work carefully performed; harsh and se
vere restraining statutes must be re
pealed, and a new dignity given this Im
portant field of labor." "-
Children ar mu:b more likely ta eea.
tract tha contagious dlosases when they
have colds. Whooping rtuKh, dlptherla.
scarlet lever and consumption arn dis
eases that ar often contracted when
th child has a old. 'That la why alt
medical aathorrttee amy beware of colds.
For th quick cure of old you ' will
And nothing better than Chamberlain'
Cough Remedy. It can always bo de
pended upon and la "pleamnt and safe
to tag. ior sam by a 'daaltvavr "-.
Decoration Day Specials
We place on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, sev
eral specials in our women's suit department
that are bound to meet with your approval.
$5.00 WOMEN'S SUMMER DRESSES, $3.50
Lawn tissue, high waist effect, all sizes, in all new A CA
popular colors, special yUasJU
. " 10.00 WOMEN'S DEESSES, $5.00 ;
A large assortment of dresses at this price, made in the very
rewest styles, materials lawn tissue, linen, ginghams, 0jj AA
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$10X0. WHITE LINGERIE DEESSES, $5.00
itxeeedingly pretty dresses of white Persian lawn, trimmed with
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. J NEW LINEN COAT SPECIAL
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-' those regularly $7.50 linen coats for auto or - C A A
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PURE LINEN SKIRTS
Wednesday special $2.98, $3.90 and $4.90
WILL CLOSE AT NOON DECORATION DAY.
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Ail War Guaranteod,
Rapid City Store
. . Damaged by Fire
RAPID CI'IT, & D.. May .-ipecll
Telegram.) Swept by a fierca gala, fire
partly destroyed tha large building of
Tom Sweeney, ptjmeereserehsirt. here a ad
for a time threatened e -bs- dangeroua
Tho tiro apparently atartad from epoa
taoeous ombostion ln a one of alteksr
and entailed a toas- of f2e,0HU. It la fully
covered by Inauranc. Tb clothing de
part meat waa wiped out.
FULLERTON PASTOR GOES
TO NEW CHARGE AT RED OAK
ITOAKRTOM. Job.. May'nAspeclal.)
Rev. Jamea K. Driver, who ha been
pastor of th. First Presbyterian church
of thla place for the past eighteen in on tha.
recently tendered hia resignation and has
accepted the pastorate of tha first church
at Red Oak,, la. Dr. Driver came .here
from Vllliaca. la. Tha church has ex
tended a call te Rev", W. . U. 'Cooper, who)
was formerly a pastor ber. hut at th
present time resides at Hastings and I
tha pastor evangelist and Sunday school
missionary of HagUnga . and Mebraaaa
City Presbyteries, .',"'.
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WliMth family bt the oiiul
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. Post Tavern Special is full of rich nourishment,
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Tu have been need to It and 29 bushel wheat crops, you will harvest
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. Tour oats will yield ouehela to 135 bushels tn th Ban Lula Valley.
Tour potatoes will turn out tit to te bushels: In other words, you will
rale Just about twlr aa much per acre, and do It ovary year.
Our land la cleared aad plowed, ready to crop. Ton can begin bow.
Toar crops will bring a good or better price than you would get at
your present home.
Seven flour mill ar ready for your wheat; potato buyers will contract
your ere) before It la dug; your hogs, aheap and cattle will find buyers when
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Poultry, eggs and butter bring better price tn th Valley than la Kan
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Toar naw bows and stable will coat lose In th 8aa Lula Valley: dlmen
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