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SHIP GOING 23 KNOTS AN HOUR
AFTER WARNING OF THE ICEBERGS
Col. John Jacob Astor, the Hero of theA.rs. Isidor Straus Chose Death by Her
Terrible Sea Tragedy, Refused to Take Husband's Side and Both Perished Shiii'a
llIC ouai!,, hu was oacKea oy Band Played Wearer. Mv God. to Thee"
His Plucky Wife Until She
Was Forced Into a Lifeboat.
as the Mammoth Vessel Sank
Beneath the Waves.
The Evenins: World, through a regular staff correspondent. Carlos Revolver shots heard shortly before the Titanic went down caused
:J5rL f'Ve- the,iaT!hi" to-niht- famishes the first many rumors, one that Capt. Smith had shot himself, another that
actual details of the sinking of the Titanic. First Officer Murdock had ended his life, but members of the crew
Seventeen hundred lives were lost in the sinking of the Titanic, discredit these rumors.
Which struck an iceberg at 11.45 p. m. Sunday and was at the ocean s Capt. Smith was last seen on the bridge lust before the shiD sank
r!? rT?Ur f "If ,mlnUtK later' leaP'm onl after the decks had b cashed away. What became of
Of the Titanic s 341 first cabin passengers 212 were saved, 154 of the men with the life preservers was the question asked bv manv
them women and children; and of the 262 second cabin passengers since the disaster
115 were saved, 102 of them women and children. Many of those with life preservers were seen to go down despite
Of the third class passengers, 800 in number, 136 were saved, 83 of the preservers, and dead bodies floated on the surface as the last boats
whom we women and children. Of 985 officers and crew 199, includ- moved away
tag 22 women, were rescued. The snip's string band gathered in the saloon, near the end, and
No survivors can question the courage of the crew hundred ;f plaved "Nearer My Qod to Thee."
Whom gave their lives with a heroism which equalled, but could Mrs. Isidor Straus refused to leave her husband's side and both
not exceed that of John Jacob Astor, Henry B. Harriss, Jaques perished toother.
Futrelle, and others in the long list of first cabin passengers. I Harold Cootton, Marconi operator of the Cim.HH. ma
I he bulkhead system, though probably working, prevailed only toto bed at his usual time Sundav night, and as a result caueht the first
delay the ship's sinking. The position of the ship's wound on the
starboard quarter admitted icy water, which caused the boilers to
explode, and these explosions broke the ship in two.
The crash against the iceberg, which had been sighted at only a
quarter of a mile, came almost simultaneously with the click of the
levers operaied xrom tne bridge, which stopped the engines and closed
message of the Titanic's plight, which was resoonible lor
cargo of rescued that landed in the harbor to-night.
The Titanic was going 23 knots an hour when she banged into the
iceberg, knowing she was in the zone of danger.
This is testified to by several survivors.
ivYviaupviuivu nuui nit unugc, which aiuuucu uic engines anu Closed TEiBiDrr
the watertight doors. Cant. Smith was on the b SUFFERING ON RESCUE SHIP.
In compliance with the Mayor! hint, Coroners Feinbere and Hoh
summoned all on board to put on life preservers and ordered the life- Appalli9 a, wu lh wrtok of tht THtnk hmH . :WKt,WSS!
I he first boats had more male passengers, aS they Were the f i rSt as t0 add even t0 the heart-sickenino features of that tragedy, dead might be of advantage to the quick settlement of problems that
n paorh fh Hpr-tf WhM e-i ...cl, rtf fivti4Aal The ou:.rs of the Titan!: imong I hi survivors carry confirmation, Confront the steamship manager. The Coroners of New York Countv
to reacn tne deck, wnen the rush of frightened men and women and if it nMary, of th
I crew, asleep In their quarters in th: extreme forward end of the ship, were, pathia as soon as they are landed.
crusneu to ueam wnen me manic liniCK the i-erg. The quarters of The newlv opened ward in St. Luke's Hospital which can care for
the third cabin passengers, Immediately aft and Mow the quarters of the about sixty patients, was offered to the White Star Line to-day and the
crying children to the decks began, the "women first" rule was rigidly
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Officers drew revolvers hilt in mnot rflOA thfA wac rtn iica fe. IhAm CrCW arC a:i0 L,licm1 t0 llavfi heen ll,vadfvl by wreckae. Id I0d waterioffer was accepted by Nice-President Franklin, though when he accepted
VUICerSUreW revolvers, DUX in mOSt Case mere WaS W'fM10rnm 'it he would not say whether or not he knew that there were many injur