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THE EVENING WORLD, TUESDAY, APRIL 1. 1912.
WEEPING CROWDS BESIEGE THE SHIP OFFICES
FRANTIC CROWDS SEEK
NEWS OE SURVIVORS AT
WHITE STAR'S OFFICES
Long Line of Friends and Relatives
of Titanic's Passengers in Scenes
of Grief as List of Those
Saved Is Reviewed.
In a city hushed by Hie news of a dire sea tragedy of unparalleled
proportions, the offices of the White Star line at No. 9 Broadway became
the focal point in the metropolis to-day for the expression of woe and de
spair. Multitudes of pallid men and vrirten with swollen eyes that had
been wrung of their tears, with hearts that now beat high with hope and
then ceased and barely fluttered as fear gripped them, thronged the lob
Mes and corridors of the great steamship offices, ever coming and going,
listening when they dared not ask for word of the safety of kin or friends
and now and then breaking out with hysterical Inquiries.
As the morning advanced the offices became jammed and the crowds
Overflowed IlltiriM street, soon tilling the narrow area of Bowling Green
Park with a pressing throng. A dozen patrolmen and four mounted men
gently performed their duty of striving to keep the ever increasing hosts
in order end (hose who had gained admission to the offices on the move,
so that they who pressed behind might hear the meagre bulletins being
William VlBetnt Astor WU one of the mnny visitors who him ahotil
the White. Star oflteM yesterday and refused to depart with the meagre ns
stiranren of the safety of all the paHHencers that had been offered. While
others turned away with glad confidence IB their breastH, the boy born to
unnumbered millions hovered about Insisting for some, definite knowledge.
i and as none came he at last returned to his automobile with anguish In his
' eyes and tears upon his cheek.
iAt midnight he sot the alarming news that the Titanic had gone down,
nd from then on he rushed about In the frantic quest of news, pleading
to his friends to assist him and never getting out of touch with ttie telephone
In the Astor mansion at No. 840 Fifth avenue.
The boy was Milt titling in the great silent houac t Ills morning whan an of
nelal of the White Star Line called up and notified him that Mrs. John Jacob Attor
and her maid had been laved .
"But what of father" shrieked the boy through the phone and made no effort
ta choke back his obj when the faltering reply came that no word had been received
of the tale of Col. As'.or.
Orlef auch at this bov's visited hunj-ods of home during the night and early
morning hours, or was brought down into the public gxe at the White Star offices
kg men, women and children of ovary rank anj station. Mothers, fathers, wives, sons
and daughters poured through the entrances of the offices singly and In groups,
faltering, rushing or staggering as their emotions controlled them.
Herbert Straus, who called on Vice-President Franklin to learn the latest regarding
laldor Straus's fate, was given little encouragement.
"We have no news," said Franklin, "and we are forced to believe all the rescued are
n the Carpathla. We are nut even certain that the list of sun Ivor we have received In
wireless Is wholly accurate."
SEEK BRIDAL COUPLES IN VAIN.
The paronta of ft doton bridal coupler who in I I from the OtTter side
of the hiplesi greatest of ships War iimung the nioet frantlO of (BOSS wliu
packed lower Broadway tn a Kre.tt, silent ooBeOUfM by afternoon. Kvery
hour bnitiKht h'vnclre.lii more, and ti was sixin npcessurv to rail an extra force
of policemen to keep the thoroughfare clear for the passage of trolley cars.
Wherever one stopped In the throng he heard soli or mppmseed excitement,
aad that em. re teeming district See) Rid to tak on the hush thHt Wag In the
hearts of the bereaved or of ttiosu who feared bereavement and had liwt all
Mrs. ririiu arson, mother of Mr. 1). W, Marvin, a bride, met the parents
Of her son-in-law Ht the Information d( k. Tin. mothr had Jlij! learned that
her dauarhter was saved, but thnt her son-in-law Was lost. As xhe turned
he saw the mother of the hoy, pressing; her way forward for nritv, followed
by her husband.
"My boy! my boy!" aol ed the mother of fOUBI Marvin, as sha reul
the otfner'a fare, ami the two women fell In ea'h other's arms an,l gave way
to unrestrained grief.
Tho force of darks In the offices bore thl appearance of spectres of
gloom. Their faces were haggard from lack of sleep and ceaseless toll ai.
swerlng Innumerable frantically worded questions. The telephones of the
offices had never ceaeed ringing for twenty-four hours. For every phone
there were a dozen Inquirers waiting, many of them onlllnsr from distant
points who had spent hours In a vain effort to get in touch with the line.
ALL EQUAL IN THEIR GRIEF.
As the pack of silent weeplnu people grew solidly in lower Broadway
there was no room for the constant procession of automobile!) and taxlcabo.
Magnificently gowned women mingled in the little park with women In
shawls and shabby bonnets, and for ihti moment all were equal In UMtrfriaf,
For the relatives and friends of ttteerago passengers there III abso
lutely no news. The company hud no list of their third clasn passengers, and
no word wan coming by wireless with the names of any third class pas
sengers among the survivors.
Side by side with a big woman In blue velvet and mnny Bashing jewels
Magistrate Robert C. Cornell pressed his way into the office! iikuIii this
morning for some word of the fate of his wife and her two sisters, Mrs. K.
D. Applcton of Bay Side and Mrs. J, M irray Brown of Boston,
The Manlstrate had almost gained the counter where the clerks were
handling the lists of survivors when the big woman in blue fainted In his
aims. She was revived quickly and told hysterically that she was a Mrs.
Weir and that her husband had sailed from Southmpton on tit" Titanic.
Magistrate Cornell Inquired for her first, ami when there was no news for
'; her she fainted again and was borne out to her waiting automobile by a
MRS. CORNELL MAY BE LOST.
Nor was there any good newe lor Magistrate Cornell concerning the fate
I of his wife. His face went ghastly white when a clerk told him that be had
the names of Mrs. Applcton aud Mrs. Brown on the turvlvors' list, b lit not
tho name of Mrs. Cornell.
"I can't understand it," he choked otit. "They were all In the same
' stateroom when the crash came. They had only been abroad a week, cross
ing just to attend the funeral of their sister, Lady Drummoud "
A pale little man who had bitten his lips so that the blood ran down his
chin struggled through the throng to ask about the fate of his brother, D.
W. Marvin of Brooklyn, who was on bis honeymoon with his bride The
newly wed Marvlns had gone abroad with another newly wed Brooklyn pair,
Mr. and Mrs. George Harden. Both were winding up their honeymoon conr
Ing home on the Titanic.
As the clerk swept his eyes down the list he nlckVd out the names of
both Mr. and Mrs. Harden and also the name of Mrs. Marvin. But Marvin's
nine was not on the list. At this news the pale little man lifted his arms
above his head, uttered a sharp cry and hurried out Into the street.
Another man who could not control his emotion m-as Charles Oxerihnm of
jc.-w Dorp. S. I. HiD toother Thomaa and his cousin, Walter Harris, both Kng
llehmen, had sailed on tho Titanic, and their names were not on the survivors'
Nathan Vldaver, a lawyer, at No. 11(1 Nassau atreet, had pared up and
down the pavement tn front of the White Star office all night long, waiting
far news of she " of Ms slat v. Sirs. Washington, Dodge, wife of toe City
Some of the Prominent Women Passengers
Believed to Have Been Saved From the Titanic
LINERS HERE ALL REPORT
RECORD EIELD OF ICEBERGS
Niagara Struck a Berg and Sent Wireless Call
for Aid, Then Decided to Make Port With
out Assistance of the Carmania.
Incoming steamship from Kurope. which havo boon held up down MN
bay by fo,? for the last twenly-fotir hours or more, all report ha1. .rig pssse.-'
numbers of lnr;te Icebergs and lee fields In the vlrlnl'y where the THanl
The Bed Star liner I. plaint from Antwerp and Dover, reports thst sh
passed a number of large and small Irebergs In the vicinity of longllud.
49 rn and latitude It, nnd thnt the lc fields extended ss fsr north and soutr
of t ho course as the eyecmild reach.
The steamer Niagara, from Havre. St il.-l tint on the evening of April 10. !
latitude tt.aT and longitude 60.40, she saw many It eliera. foilowi-.l b an '.rn flee,
and the liner steamed around IBS field until .1 o'clock ih- following uiterftmn
While nteamlng through the 6S nrl.ls the wash nf th MM hut led a lam
block of flint III..' IM agalr.et th.' port bow of the Niagara end per rel ated
plate In two pines, rapt. Jirhnm raid fast In all hla experience In service i .
th' Notth AtBmttel he hal never eeen tn rnurh Ice.
The at ea i ii . r Qeorge Washington, rr nil llremen, Southampton an.l I'herhourg
Whh'h was dntained In tho lower bay by fog for twenty-four hours, als. repirv
passing lame and xmnll Iceberg.
Aeseor of Sin Francl-co, her hUBBBBd and her fOU rv7 ear -Old son. This morn
ing ho was lnfurmiil that Ids sister's name and thu name of his nephew were in
the list of lurVtVOrS, but there was no mention of Mr. Dodge.
Another man with an nshen BMM and etialned. Protruding eyes who kept
StrugaTlIng In and out of the throng anil asking uuestlon In tones of despair,
' Henry 13. BpTagUO, n lawyu. of No. mi Broad Street, whose I lag SI, Miss B. il.
Kustis. mi a paaaeuger not named on the list of survivors made up to date,
Urs. Htn.l.imln QUBBOnhoBBi Wife of the smelter millionaire, became hyster
ical and created a ScelM when she was Informed that her husband's name had
not yet appeared on the lists of survivors.
The half erased woman entered the offices with her brother-in-law, Daniel
Onrgenhslm, and Mr. aad Mrs. De Witt J. Bellgman. Daniel deggenheim went
to the counter to Inquire of the clerk v. no had the list. When the clerk ehook
his head ISrs. anggenhclm uttered a shriek that could be heard out on the
MliS. GUGGENHEIM BREAKS UNDER GRIEF.
"Yon must do eemathlng," she cried.. "It it a crime -a ahamn. The Vir
ginian should have Anne sovetulngr; and where Is tho Olympic? Oh, my Ood,
It Is avf-.l! Why werou't thore 111 o boats enourfh."
Tens were pouriu down her chcsVn and BOf bosom shook with soba.
When itte became a little eilrner she demanded to see VloePresldent Prank
tin of the line and when Informed that he could not see her she became even
more hysterical, .vt last Daniel Guggenheim had to take hor in one ol the In
ner offices, where an effort was mad to so 'the her,
Two weeping women Who would not i;lve their names rushed into the 0 81 COS
to Inquire for word or Jonkhcrr Reachlln, a director of the Holland-America
lint, who had been aboard the Titanic. They wit., informed that Mr. It. aili
lln a name ua nit OntU list and It was all they could do to lUPDOrt one an
other out to thiir waiting automobites.
A Mrs. Bildd of New-ark When infonucl that her sIst.T, Mrs tt. K. Stensel
ef New irk. ihul been saved was so overcome by tie 1 news t li.it she nlt'heil
forward Into a swoon as she a: descending tho Step! to Broadway. Shu was
supported to her eu and driven away,
Vice-President rrmkiln locked himself in his ofllcei at 10.15 o'clork hh.i sent
out word thit he WOUld !,ve no one
Teleirran-.s of Ineuli'y we.-o NOttVed at he White Star oftloee this miritllg
frori J?rc:Jent "'aft ftnd many other ovcrnmert utflslals. Thj Ftesldout was
partlo ilarly ar.xlour to get news cf KaVjot1 Archlh.ilil Sr.tt. T'ltro were many
cabletrru'JB fyott all over the wa-lii a flood of i:.raaz3 from liOBdOa t.sklng
for wcrfl of tho fats o' Sir and L.'.ily OOBBtO Dulf-C-urdon. whoae i:aiuee aiipear
ou the iiu'vIvom' rostev.
The olllce spai c generally oocu led by those seektaa flrsi- i.tas passage was
crowded wilts gnxlous Inriulrk i end there we many sorrowful Incidents
A CbMMIc prlesl questioned an ofllolal a to the safety of Miss Cherry, a
paggonaor on the Tllanlo, Ho weni aa'gy mut it paitoved that her Bams was on
the list of thie saved.
K. J. Borwtndi the mllllunslre .oat opt at
I n t rt itlonsl
vial I to the
VI gin in
ENGINEERS ARE AMAZED
AT THE LOSS Of THE TITANIC
Many expert nival architects and engineers Interviewed 10-iUy
BOtOr In lh
Mercantile Marine ".. Which controls the Whits ettot l.tne. paid
company's oftlos early tois mornlna. Hs was greatly .itf-'.-ted.
"We can only hope f .r tho best," he said.
lie declared that ho bad reoeived word thai the CargBthls had
more ih.in slgtil hUBdred of the survivors, ii" said this msg a,- e
I'upe Race, lie would not believe yet, he sail, that there ail be.
tet r.hie lu.v of nr.' as rnportsd. I'nlll soms ni v u reuslved frtNB the
and the parlslsn, bs suld, he had confidence that many more pagion
JOY FOR FRAUENTBAL FAMILY.
one or the earliest to roaoh th,. lit so offices aftar dsybraali this nv sing saa '
Rdwaril Frauenthel of No Jsa Ueglngton avenue, a retired buslneea nt ., wbovi I
two brotheri tad tii ir gives were passengers on the Titanic, Mr
ItaggBfid .nto 'tin atea US lg Company's iffiCOS, and wis -o shaken wl
that it was BtvsrBl mluuteg before h d.i revc.iiu sttfftoloal ooataos
his qtier lio: s.
Wh"ii the 11 ts of 1 1 sa.i i reel, ant the n ansae of the tw
T. O. aVBUattthal, .1 lai I r, an.l Hyman W.. Well known New Vorl.
and their wives were r ind, Edward Prs lenthal was ao egolted I Mil
Uati from the olerfc's bands In order to see for himself, wio-n he
with his own ej s the si item, nt or the olofh bs staK.'f'risl to a tell
ported by on. of th attaches of the offices and tnoa sent message
Mrs. Ko:,e f rauent hal.
All th 11 the gaetted '" mid thing to try over toe phone w is
saved: they a"e avedl Pi 1st Ood!"
with Mr. Byrnes, lecretary.of laldor Mraus, during his long fro
waa K; J, ttoibrsroellcher, 1 mllllonajrs .:ik manufacturer, of Ko. is
SBty-Stath strut, S' he other. Max Mlelhl-ProOlloher, a wealthy S'
faoturer, his wife an.i duu htei Margaret ware passengers on the 1
t:ttTne o," the'duunhter baa app. ir l on the survivors' list, but not th
William II, Face, father of Mr-. Astor, w is awake throughout t o
made many InqulrlSS I motming hl daughter Winn dually her nati
in the list telegraphed from Cape Race Mr. fores expressed :.is ju
Benjamin Baran aa-l hie wife. Anna, of No. 446 Weat rifty tilth street,
esclted the syn-.patby of all who heard their lamentations. His. Haran'e
mother waa hound lor America on the Titanic on her flrat ocean trip, her first
long trip of any kind, In fact. She waa coming to take ap her homo with her
danghter, and the R.irnna had prepared a little home for the ssd woman,
lire. BTaran refused to bo comforted, and the husband waa Anally foroed to
carry her from the biulding as no word came of the old mother betug saved.
II P, Watson, a eiwl engineer Of Buffalo, arrived hero from Huffalo this
morning and bunded to (hi White Star line's otfli s to laqutrs about two friends
Mr. and Mrs. I3 win 13. K mberiy, passengers on the Titanic. j.. was as- .iei
that their nanus were on the 1st of tie w iaved,
Solomon, Robert and Daniel QuBCtnhelm, brothers of Benjamin Ouggenhelm,
took turns all day 0n visiting t IS While Star offices In the hope of foiling
some newa of their kinsman. After her Bg I VMt Mrs. CKiggBBhelm fOtUrBOd 10
her home, where It waa said aha was completely prostrated.
Keening worhl airi-ee that the Tltantrc eoiilj euccasefully bBVO withstood an or
glnary OOBIalon, SBCh as running into another aMp or hitting a derelb t. ft took
an Iceberg, they say. of mountainous proportions 10 sroog the TttandC It doesn't
rem piohable, -everal builders pointed out, that a bow collision could have
ausisl the host to founder within tour hours. No matter how serious the dam
age, the experts soy. IBS THBBttO should have boSH able to keep shove wuter for
t hrOS Or four days.
A prevailing opinion Is that the Titantlc, either in the dark or la an effort
to go around the Iceberg, ran over a "growler" or hidden floe of ice, and thst
her entire Vot.tom from the bow to tl'e engine room waa ripped open. The end
den ceesatlon of tits wireless on the Titantlc supports this theory.
Henry .1 Q . low, a naval architect, of No. lit BrOattway, slr1
"1 don't wont to glVS an opinion as to the i auss of the sinking of tho Tit mtie
until 1 have heard the detail- l: seems reasonable to believe that the blrflthOBda
m.i water-tlffhl eotniBtrtmonta should have kept the boat afloat IndeflnKsty, i
don't think, nowevar, that the Immenee ie of the Titantlc had anything to do
with her founderintT.1
Theodora WelU. naval engineer and arohltect, of No. 2 Broadway, agreed
wtth Mr dieiow that the ttruotural plane of theTHantle were perfect,
"The Titantlc must have lustalaod a tsrrKlo blot to have "-onk ss qaokly
as she did," said Mr. Wells. 'The While Wat people, after their egpsrlaBOS
With the liepi.'.IIe. took .treat care when they built the Titantlc, to have tbs
bulkheads ami water-tight Compartments perfect,
ii, t j . a--, the Tli ntlo's bulkheads from n olllalon bulkbsad baoli la the
enirifie room must have been rni-'ied. II l probable that so many of the bulk-
headi were damaged an I so much water is sh pned that there were not enough
remaining water-tleThi apartments to keep IBs huge shay afloat.
"That the Tltasll ink In tour hours iH positive proof to all naval men
that her injuries must have ieen larrlfle.
"ti Is probnlila that, being a new beat nnd aextone to make good time on
her flrat Voyage, she was foinir at full apercl vhen the asctdsut occurred. It
'was glght, and I presume that tbe to st.org Ml not soon until It was too late
to reverse bSI easlnee. The iuomt,in.r.m of a Urjre boat like the Titanic la
"As to the lowering of the llfehoats, a new crew on a new voaeel have
some diacolty la ooroiiuug famll.ar with the boat. That is not their fault
nor the company's faBlll It 1e olmply the force of ulrcmnetaneca.
H E HAl B TO THANK tho pussion
for luitiiniiiliilinK for tin' mnny new nnd
fiist'iniilino; conceit in otiidoor lirutl
pcar. Wbon ghflfl WB llinnk for the new
uinl pleasing tcntlcncics in shocdom?
IN THE QUEEN QUALITY Hoot
Shop yon shoiiltl sec I ho lovely crea
tions which liavc Ikvii degipJMd to
mi) kt- gvenlBf slippers itntl pinups ever
nOIB lu'wilchiiiK. Aa if they weren't
ulrcudy irresistibly so, and have beca
ever since Cinderella lost hers.
OH. THEY ARE POEMS, every
one of them. And what could Ik- more
appropriate to adorn a dainty foot
than a Queen Quality slipper?
EVERYTHING in the way of foot
wear may he had in this delightful shoe
shop. It is the largest one in the United
States which is devoted fxrlutirely to
women's shoe needs. Prices $3.50 to
THEY EVEN HAVE women't
hosiery, everything, in fuel, ta add to
the comfort, convenience and sutisfac-'
tion of their women patrons.
32 West 34th Street
EX TEST OF SEA TRAGEDY
STAGGERS 00 V. DIX.
i onto! ion
re to put
rot Be re,
I re the
' i verlAed
. e.ne r.up-'
, hla wife, i
They are I
Ileal vigil, !
Utl sai l I l-i
staggers t o
April 1" "I In-
iked un.i pained,1 tiov,
of the TlUllile dtsaeti r
extent of the tragedy
imagination and over
Where there need "i protection
from communicable disgsiu or
to destroy i"11' odors nd ki-t"1-s. u-st'
WhsuTM the mind Wlttl grief AI stn h
a time whal aan one da but attempt la
give voice to i s profound sytnpathi for
the boreaved t',si tins the heart, and
Baas thnt Uti may be given strangth
., :,iA', lu. hj.vi.nd human nawi r t
A motif those savsu iiom e iw.. . , .... , ,.Ss. LM m l'SS
n Mi- i'' I., It of New I k. a ' .. . , , . , ' ,
, , oi s,..,e .ns.rv.ti...,.'. . dWnfectaiil and deodorizer, pa
plwloner Moore, H had been abroad fill, Mfe, economic. Sold every w
fr gome me, by druggists and high-class grot
l. itii.t Hint
MW if J
f un nrr
We have sat, stir . thouaanda nf woman at thia salei whv
not YOU? Positively the fineat plumea, and
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i'iti;N. ii l-i int.H
14-inch 11.00 value g. &0
gg.00 value .gg
1.4. HO value g.OO
gT.OO Milne . S.I0
10.00 value .0g
It.- in P.
si I 'J. St.".. - an.l 4M Value
New York Ostrich Feather Co.
184 FIFTH VENUF.
Gun Metal Colonial Shoes
Wing tip, covered butkle;
same style in light weight
Patent Leather and
ai .Shi 4 tea as gNes Osi
nt Nint-tt'enth Sueel
above For y fifih Si.
One doer IUia
lo- inch St. ' value. .
18- nc'i . gri. IS) vulue. .
21- BOB. 810,00 value. .
23 inch. . IIS.M value. .
SO- nch MM tlO value.
Illalleal I'rlnNl I'luine. All at
The tea that harmonizes 9a
with every palate Is
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