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SAVING WOMEN TILL THE END
WATHEK-IUI to-night an probaklr Thursday.
OFFICERS SANK WITH TITANIC.
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Skyscraper Iceberg Observed by La Bretagne
Near the Spot Where Titanic Met Her Doom
(Photograph Tjkzt rJ a Distance of Two Miles by an Oificer of La Bretagne.)
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PASSED BY LINER 1
EEFCRE TITANEC'S DSSASTER
La Bretagne Encountered Field of Bergs in the
Same Lane White Star Ship Was Fol
lowing and Manoeuvred 7 Hours
to Escape a Collision.
The French line steamship I,a Bre:agm (.'apt. Mncv oonniHiinilnK. ran
(or seven and a half hour, around lc last Sunday nl.mj.' tin- ggJM atMUW
lane followed by the Titanic and less than ten hours ahe.id of tho doomed
White Star boat
"The Ice was everywhere," laid Capt. Maee to-dny when .a '
Itretagnc came Into tho harbor. "Tho file of Huge bergs as far an th'j eys
could carry to Ihe north and west looked 11 Uu tho New York s.tyscrapei
By Ihe description of condltt.ins prevailing at almost the exact sp.it wauls,
he Titsnlc met her death blow snd from fourteen to ten hours before tilt
Titanl- tersalf drew up on the Ice menaced territory, rapt. Mace ftve to-day
what was cor.sldered by marine sxperts almost conclusive evlden :n Ihal the
Tltsnlo must hsve rammed one of the giant boras head . and net, am been
surmised by some, run onto an almost eubmerccd floe.
T'e whole zone of Ice of over eevonty miles extent, and from which I .a
Brei.is.ne h.iJ to sheer off to prevent being crushad, was brls:lln with great
d.'fi i bergs. Capt Mace counted more than forty of the floating lei crags
. One berg, which was 00 feet high, wae photographed by a passongsr on Lu
Bretagne from a dlstanoe of two and one-half miles. This Is the photograph
A second element Injected Into the problems surrounding ths conjectural ;
MUM of the disaster to the Titanic arises from Capt. Mace's description of Me
weather In the vicinity of the waters herein the Titanic was ovsrwhslmsd
The sky was clear during all the time that La Ilretagns was passing thretlgl
;he zone of Ice, according to Capt. Mace, and there was not at any time suf
ficient fog to obscure the presence of the towering pinnscles of Ice As far ss
ths horlxnn those aboard t.a Bretagne rould distinguish ihm serried spl.es oi
Ihe Ice masses, unveiled by the fog which traps ships.
X TM flm sapianatloa for the Titnnlr'i fateJ blunder tutrt fee. set en
was thai thi wealhir must httve been thick anil that the nerp which whs t ,
deliver the death stab to the great White Star liner had shioudt'd Its. -If In a tog
of 1 1 h own making.
Capti Mice said to-day tlmt he entered the 1 trig ;it 7 A, M on Bungay
morning and nh.it for AVI hours he was skirting a (rial mats of detached ber
und 0 fields.
"The Ice COVeMd the cn SJ far as the rye could reach." laid ''apt. Mill.
"It was the Kt'catest floe that I have ever seen. At tlrwl we tinned through
email lee and Aoei almost awash Before we left Mia field, which ,. bad heel
eklrtlng to avoid trouble, we were able to count forty large bergs , min
Umei there srere io Many grail berg in the field of Vinton at the same Imo n
to Klve the Impreeilon Of New YurK's skyline from Ihe lower My "
According I" I.a Ilr:iaiin"'e lag Ihe Ire field was drifting from ahon
;o we-n I iiKiimle and ll north latitude t.i ,'il and 42 longitudl and latitude reaps
Ively. TW WOlllld bring tho great field Within Ihe rudlui of the Titanic, whir
followed the French ship twelve hours liter,
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BY WRECKED LINER
WITH 200 ABOARD
Rescue Ship Rushed to Cana
dian Liner, Earl Grey, Fast
HALIFAX, N S, April IT vYlrilagl
meeaaees for help from the Canadian
itaaMir Kirl 'ire-. wi-irh gUai Mtwoin
Charloi tetown, Prtici Bdwardi Island
and ricio'i. N. S., were re-rived J
ifll.neun. a..t u leheie jC Lyi Uunn
Id h ll BOO ;ias ngs s ,t,
rnnimi bosi Mintu hi
r :i selitanoe,
It wae repOtMd late to ilny tlia tbe
Earl Crcy bait sunk nftor glahiag tbe
lOllovjtnB- message: "Need laimedlatc
i aaatataaei, smkiug."
PlCTOf, v h, a rii iT-Th. aovwm.
Itnsnl steamae Hirl Qrey, from Cht
llottel .i" in Ptetou, weni is . re al UXM
til!" morning between Ton til vet and
Dane John, i irdlng lo a wireless mes
sage r.T.lvffl here from the tlrey, The
O'ivernmeni steamer Uinta from Ploiau
I i Chirlotietown, ehleh vii a. horid
off Cariho Haraofi hai goni to th4
The wireless ntewagl re elved fTOID
tie- tlr. y at U'H M sd Ihl w.i
ashore twn mile! wail Of Tout IN yes o
rn ky bottom,
ion ntmcuti.i. ion Pt on is,
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HEROES OF TITANIC DIED
AMID WORK OF RESCUE,
SAYS FIRST WRECK STORY
Officers Carried Women and Children to Boats While
Waves Submerged Decks of Vessel, Maintained
Discipline and Chose Death Among: Those
Who Had No Chance.
Bulletin From Carpathia Indicates That Probably Not
More Than 600 Passengers Are Among the 705
Survivors Nearing This Port Aboard the
Cunarder, Leaving 1,505 Dead.
(Spfcial to The Evening World.)
BOSTON, April 17. The ClotM prints the following special cable this afternoon from P. T. McGrath, the Globe's correspondent in New-
ST. JOHN'S, N. P., Via North Sydney, N. S., April 17. From an absolutely well
authenticated source comes the report that the captain, officers and crew of the Titanic
displayed unexampled bravery in face of the most appalling marine catastrophe in the
world's history, endeavoring to maintain order, quell the panic, launch and man boats and
embark the passengers, assuring all there was no immediate danger while fully cognizant
that they would soon be plunged beneath the waves with their fast sinking ship.
Capt. Smith and all the principal officers heroically stuck to their posts to the end,
encouraging, directing and assisting to the extent of carrying fainting women and chil
dren from the decks and berths to the gangways and helping them to the boats, return
ing, even when the waves were practically submerging the ship, to the rescue of passen
gers, absolutely regardless of self. They worked like Trojans while it was possible to
save a single one of the passengers, while death, sure and swift, stared them in the face
It is said that the captain and every officer, except the six who manned the boat,
with the subordinate members of the crew, went down with the ship while life was with
in their reach, if they had disregarded their duty to the passengers and escaped, thes
alone knowing how near the ship was to sinking after striking the iceberg.
Confirmation of the report that reached New York this newspaper reporters will he allowed to board the Carpailua until ibe
morning stating that the Carpathia has only about 700 sur- reaches llcr i'ier- Tnis is t0 avoiJ Jisturbance to the survivon of the
.. ,. . . . ... ... Titanic disaster, many of whom are doubtless hysterical from erief
vivors of the Titanic disas er aboard was received this after- Th , 1, r? ? ,
a aa! J, m aaT a j 7 1 en. . 1 he fo,,owinj! telegram was received at the Navy Department in
noon at the office of the Cunard Line. The message IS from Washington from Commander Decker of the scout cruiser Chester vU
Winficld Thompson of the Boston Globe, a passenger on the Poland, Me..- '
I ranconia of the Cunard Line. The Franconia is now off the Carpathia states that list of first and second-class nan. 1
o?st of Nova Scotia. Following is the message:
THE FRANCONIA ESTABLISHED WIRELESS CON
NECTION WITH THE CARPATHIA AT 6.10 O'CLOCK
THIS MORNING. NEW YORK TIME. THE CARfATHIA
WAS THEN 498 MILES EAST OF AMBROSE CHANNEL
LIGHT IN NO NEED OF ASSISTANCE, STEAMING 13
KNOTS. AND EXFEC1S TO REACH NEW YORK AT 8
O'CLOCK THURSDAY EVENING. SHE HAS a .'0TAL
OF 705 SURVIVORS ABOARD.
THE FRANCONIA io RELAYING PERSONAL MES
SAGES FKJIV1 Trit CARPATHIA TO SABLE ISLAND.
This messa .e is the first authentic information that has
(ome from tiic Ca; pathia since 9 o'clock yesterday morning. It
increases the number ol cead in the disaster to 1,806. Un
doubtedly there are at least 100 Itiiori from the Titanic on the
Carpathia an.cng the survivors, so there cannot be mere than
boo paitengeri saved.
.VI MUtlh ol PASSUSGER8 saved ABOVT 600.
Inasmuch is no word has been received from Capt. Rostron A the
Carpathia either lo his own line 01 to the Whits Star since hll upon of
about 800" Mirvlvoi. the litest intormation is accepted In ileajlllhl))
:lrclet as representini the uue statj of affaiis on the CarpethU. And It'
the number of pauengen saved li under roo, as Mr. Th. mps n'a m:v
iag indicates, there mull hive been lrnny women drowned, Judjlne
trom : lie niiilll of men in ihe list of survivors.
lU CunarJ hue has notuieU ilie Danment ut Ui Iseai tl.at
Kers and crew were sent to shore. Chester will relay list cf
third-class passenger when convenient to Carpathia.
I he meiRf is taken t.. mean that the list transmitted by wireless
from the Carpathia to the station at Cape Kace, N. F., through the Olym
pic contains the names of all the first and second-clas passengers rescued.
The lateM rep.rt trom the Carpathia, via the Kranconia, effectually
disposes of the report that f)8 survivors were picked up. The livening
World has consistently held to the figures sent out from the only author
ity from which such fiuies should come Capt. Kostron, of the Car
pathia. 1 he last report does not materially change The livening World's
information, l-ecauc there Is still ground for belief that the Carpathian
Brcport to the Franconia did not Include the Titanlc'S seamen who were
The dead, i?rrn!tng to the beet Information obtainable ronrernlng the
number of pgrgODI kboar4 tJ) Titanic, numbor l.uUo. Uoubtlnai one of tba
TltaSie'a omciri of whom tlx are said io be .huuiik iho survivoie has tag
nip's DHauifMt, the pureor'l books and otbnr soClingBtary evldeneij ot tag
numLnr of i.aaiciigcrs ind orew . n board and tho nam eg of a., the ibly'.
A relay jirlvnto meeeigs from tlie Car.nfhta rwelved here to-day an
nour.rrd that "ill iho oinen arc safo."
The rr.eaaage v.as received by Mrs J V. Ilonnoll of Yotingetown at the
Waldorf from Henry Wlok, her brother, who li aboard the Olymple. Wick
Itealvad artrgliai frt.ro big nlaci, Sin. lionm'tr. dauuater, Caroline Bon
DgU, v in, with (Jroio'c W. Wlcli, lur uncle, soltrd on the Tttanl.- The m
sng i rail :
"All till wnmr:; e;iff lluye no word of Georsi'."
Qgorgg'g Wkk'l 'loes not ai . mr In tbe list of survivors on ibi
Caryaihlii n.i bi is ix-iievid lost.
it li yoiellile, tbuuab uulllttji. , .bt tba lrtiaa relataa oqJjt i Uig