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T ITZNIHO WOULD, rttBAT, AII, tt. 1U.
THRILLING STORIES TOLD B Y THE SUR VIVORS
SURVIVORS TELL HOW
THEY ESCAPED FROM
i tit am jo Airm nnAon
IIIANIU an tit biron
tew Realized Real Danger After
First Jar and Many Went Back
to Bed on Being Reassured
by the Officers.
' Like almultaneoua photographa of the iim tragedy etch4 en Um
etpklns of sevan hundred people, survivors of th Tllanlo tall of thalr ex
Mtfancea and what they saw In those pitifully few houra between the
QfM ship's lmiiact on the iceberg and Lhu appalling moment when aha
As the survivors cnire, half fainting, half hysterical, down the Car
ats' gimpplank latst nlht they began to tell their stories. Many of
were disjointed, frtu'iieniary a picture hero, a frightful flash of
col leci Inn there; some bordered on hallucination, some were mora con
cted, as of those who are only now beginning to realise the horror
Urough which they came. A few, Btrangely enough, are calm and lucid.
lut ovtry ono thrlllr, with eome part of the awful truth as lta narrator
Each tale la Uks another view of the same many-sided shield. Sorue-
s Uiey seem to contradict each other, but that Is because those who
rltaess Buch scenes cee them as Individuate. There Is not a survivor
ut has aometjilng new and startling and dramatlo to tell. Taken alto
gether, tholr lniervlowa are a composite plcturo of sevenhundred separate
tx port Hi res.
Died With Her Husband Rather
. Than Be Saved Without Him
Doctor Tells How Rescue
Ship Found the Survivors
Dr. J. F. Kemp, former surgeon of the United States Army and now
registrar of tho University of Manila, llhllllpptne Islands, wm en board the
Carpathla. making a tour of the world before returning to his dutlea In
When the Carpathla picked up tho sixteen lifeboats of tho Titanic, Dr.
Kemp naturally offered his medical services to the llltp'a doctors In caring
for the women and children who suffered from oxpusure.
During the four days Itoat elapsed between (be tims the first survivors
wv picli.l up ami the time the Carpathla l.inJed her unhappy survivors last
mght, lr. Ramp had (Ujl opportunity of talking to h-.in.!r,-,ls of them, Ille,sr:n
and tuua.i-ai eaperleaet hau elected ..is tisrves a4i be wis utile to heir in:;
toi l. cat nly. As a result the corr.iiosks story he told of tho wreck and t.';.
iiw..i. .1 : surrounding the reseua is of particular interost,
H was lying In my bun reading about 11.3) o'eloog Sunday nlgtit," hr
Id, "Wheg I heard t!ic engines of thu Carpathla hwtln to slow down and tflnalij
Stop. I knew imme.ttutely tha.t something waa wru:ig. Ae I was not undressr
I went out on deck There were only a few el us aware that anything
knusual had tisppencd end rr.o.t of ths farpa'.riia'a passengers had retired. I
saw several offleers running In the d'rcotlon ut ths wireless room and naiurallj
t went tliere. It was thou thai I learned tha: our Trlrslngl operator had pk-kex,
hp tho '8. O. B." signals from the XttMta, It was only by u miracle that Un
Derpe:..!a ever heard that slrrrai.
"Oar wlrelise operator, ilar.ii.i Cotton, always went to il about that hour,
and on this als"ht had taken off tils ear pleeea preparatory to g i.nu to bed. Fo:
ens reason ha saya hu never will know what causrd It ha decided to put on
gM ear piscoe again and 'lis'en In one beforo going to his bunk. Aj he
eaoed the thiy receivers to tils can Cotton heard ths '. (). S." call from the
itaalo. Us listened Intently, at the same tlmo ringing his bell and cailir.g hla
stew a. J, whom he sent to notl.'y Cap:, nostrum. It was i;.en that the Car-
Eila stopped her origlnes. An BOOO as Capt. itostrom lourncj Uhs Tltanlc's
it position he turned his ship about a ad ordered full speed ahoad to tho
"None of ths officers of the Carpntaia went to bed that nigtit. They hov
ered about the wlrelebS room, but few messages came from tho doomed liner.
gsw of the CaSvathia'a p , s. ,vt knew anything o? the digester un'll next
CARP AT HI A SPED TO RESCUE.
"Capt. Hostrom put on special lOOkOOtt for Icebergs and made as much
peed as fte dared in the dangerous Ice fields. It was Just a little aftar 6 o'clock
that wo 'earns upon the first boat from the Titanic. It was crowded with
apomen. The lower cargo doors of tho Carrathla were opened and ths women
and children were tenderly lifted In. These who were unable to clamber In
gaemvetYes won hoisted up on duck !n bags, For the next fnree hours ths
Carpathla was b-as'Jy ongaged In picking up the sixteen llfsboats. Some men
Were rescued from a life rr-ft. sut they were picked up over ths stern of the
resent and I did not see them.
"In only one boat did 1 notice en gntiaUaltg large number of men. In a
giajorlty of the boa's there wore only one or two men. but In ono of the big
gfebouts there were forty men and only tu or three women Most o? flheie
even were etokers from the Titanic, and we later learned that they wero In the
Bret boat that left the. sinking raagel It wai their action hi eiizlng a lifeboat
that first wsrned ths paeaengers of Uie Titanic of the seriousness of their
k "All Cay Monday we cruised aut in the IJeMa. f iling around a elrcie, the
gsinieter of which was about twenty miles, sfnd twice we bisected this rtrcje.
leeddng for other survivors. We k.iw and picked up only bodln Three of them
were men and one was a Utt'.e baby boy. All tho m;n wore life preservers, cr
enquestionably ttiey hod been frOSSn to death. Their bodies were tenderly
sarrled beiow. but were buried at m a next day.
"At I.N o'clock Monday morning, after Capt, Hostrom vu assured there
was little ohance of saving any of the other of tho passengers from the Titanic,
rero was s burial service on board the Carpathla for those sho were lost,
nsver want to witness such another scene In my life. The hundreds of women
Who were saved were gathered In the saloon, eiad for ths moi: part In their
Bltrht cioth'ng and nondeaer !t coats furnished them by the women voyagers on
ihe Carrathla. Every one stood with bowed hesds ss the preacher read the
bnrlal srvlro of the Church. Tho women wh hal !-eon siv-- f red firmly to
fcelleve that their lovid ores worild he fved.
WOMEN DIDN'T REALIZE LOSS,
I . there are more MsM tiilrty WidOWt' trrr board . ttl.ia and I
Is nM hellers a single one if them has yet come o a full rcalijutlpn of her
Inea, ' Tliey are too liyte:ic.l to underr'nnd It all, and therr nire eeveral of
(hem who exreric ' to see their ihurnr.ds on the pier to-night. They tbOUgfht
the lhanl bird he n plclt.l up by othr vessels Mrs. Astor. I understand, Is
it of them (She AM not know Col. Astor was lust. Sho thinas die was picked
so and is safs on the Battle,
The passengers (OM mi that the Impact when the Titanic struck nnd slid
ap onto the grest Iceberg was jo trtfllrg It did not disturb or. frlaliten thetn In
Cat beginnlnc The men In the flr.t rnhini did not want to send their wives
aar In the life boats Wherj tho efflreri ordered them sent over the side. They
said to the officers: 'This ship cannot sink Why, then, should we put the women
hrtu.'n small boat on a nticM like this"' When the men were assured that there
fa danger Ibey neluetar'v sent the women over the side, klreene rhom gOOlMir,
bet telling them they would he picked up In an hour, as soon as a complete exam
ination of the damaire lind !iown tl'e I'ri' r vss not bsdly hurt. Paw of the men
who kissed their wives a-oodby belloved It was their final meeting.
I "I understand that Mrs. Isidore Straus could have been raved easily. Ths
Basa fled to put her Into tho life boats, but she Jerked fr-vn thorn and ran to her
beabsnd'j side. Bh threw brr arms about his neck. Tf you have to stay,' she
Bobbed. 1 will stay, too. Ton cannot die alone, dear." As ths lifeboats pulled
avsy, the sailors told me. they eould see Mr. and Mrs. Straus standtng on ths
neck In the full glare of the lights, kissing eseh other. They died In esch others
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the vessels, so that tho passengers who were saved would have been picked up
by that vessel, even had there been no wireless to summon aid.
LEFT TWO SHIPS TO SEARCH.
"When we left, ths Burnish and CallfornlaTi were still on the scene, ttsving
signalled and wlrslessed that they would remain to search for bodies and other
pessibic survivors. It was about 2.S0 o'clock Monday afternoon that we gave up
the search and put back for New York. During the run In on Monday, four per
sons who had sustained Injuries during the transfer to the lifeboats, or had been
picked up out of the water by the lifeboats after the Titanic went down, died.
We had eight bodies on board, the four who had died and the four bodies which
we picked up. All were burled at sea.
"During our trips through the les flels we, came upon what tha ship's officers
believe was the Iceberg that sent the Titanic to her doom. The portion of the
berg showing above the water was sbout four hundred feet so.irars and about
mnsty feet above the water. As only a small portion of an iceberg shows above
the level of the Bag, you can appreciate the friiblences of this great froaen mon
I "The passengers toll me the Titan!-- did not atrlke her head on. Instead, she
seemed to elide over a submerged portion ' the berg, along her starboard side,
raring Bttl her very vltnls and permitting the water to flow Into every compart
ment. Then the Titanic slipped from the herK, broke clean In two and went down.
"There were a large number of tiro paseengers who repor'ed to me that Capt.
Smith shot himself In the head as the liner went down. I could not confirm that
report, nor could I get an absolute denial of It. The story, however, was not
credited by the majority,
"I do not believe that more than UTO survivors were pl-ked up on ths Csr
Mthla, though some of the reports say that as many as 706 wer" saved. From
.(hat I got from the passengers, there Is no doubt In the world that every man.
woman and child on the Titanic could havo been saved had there been adequate
life boat! and llferafta. There waj no panic and there was ample time to have
Sent them all away in the boats, had there been enough.
"A large number of the survivors who reached the Carpathla were suffering
irorti frost bites, though only a few of them were In wh it we doctors would
nil a serious condition. It Is net true that Mrs. Astor wore only s nlKht dress
ind coat when Jhe came over the side. Sire seemed to me to have been com
pletely dressed, and I was very close to her when she was picked up. She went
immediately to a stateroom and was attended by the ship's doctor. None of the
other physleHans saw hsr.
"I arm earprised to hear that there had been comment over ths fact that
Pruco Ismay was saved. Norm of the survivors seemed to notice that fact on
the tTarpathla. We heard absolutely no word about him from ths survivors. I
m not, therefore, In a position to dl icuss Mr. Ismay's action In entering one of
the lifeboats, for we heard nothing about It from those who were saved. Thsy all
sesmed too glad to be saved tbOIR selves to erllleir.e some one else."
didn't consent to my huebsnd remaining on board and waiting (or another Ufa
boat, as he wanted to do, but Instated on his coming with me."
"The flrse veaeH to corns u wae the Callfornlan. Ia a short time the Burmah.
g Russian tramp steamer, came up. The CallforrUen bad been auoxinonad by the
sane, out cue Burma nac no wtretase and wae simply in the Break of
Woman Forced Husband
i To Climb Into Lifeboat
Mrs. Elmer Taylor, who, with her bUgbudi was saved In one of the first
bouts lowered, told a graphic story of the trairedy.
"Mr. Taylor and I were standing on the promenade deck," ahe eald.
"when we felfwhat at flrat appeared to be a alight craahlng sensation, as If
the ahlp were ploughing through a Held of Ice floes. Naturally we were a
little Btartled, but soon afterward one of the shtp'e ofnVera appeared an J
told ua not to bo rlnnned, ua no serlouu damage had been done. A score or
more of other pa.-nengerB grouped about ua and another officer oame up
and advised us to 0 below and get our life belts.
"Some of the lad es were frightened; but tliere was not any sign of a panic,
tn fact, none of un felt that the Titanic could possibly sink.
"Final!, word came to lower tho Hfelxiats, and then It was that we el! felt
more or lesa uneary. although tha officers continued to aasurs us that all wa
well and the bouts were simply being lowered " a precaution. They told u
that no mattrr what happened It WOUld be Imp. sMblc for the ship to sink In les
than forty-eight hours."
"I refused to o Into the lifeboat without my husband, ,;nd one of (he officers
said there would be no objection to tils going, too. Tliere were several other men
in t he boat, and even so It was not crowded.
"Not lint. I we had been lowered Into the water ond had drifted some distance
sway from the Titanic did we realize how terrible the accident was. Almre'
wtthtn a store's throw of us was the outline of the mammoth trehera Which
towered many feet higher than the Titanic. Then the great smlp seemed to draw
away from It, and as It did there was a low, rumbling sound, which told us only
too plainly there had been a very serious accident.
"On we drlfte.l. and when BhOttt a mile distant from the Titanic there rame
the most lleketllng cries of distress from those left behind ua Tho night was
very clear and the tarn were BH Mlti so that wo COUl 1 tee the passengers on trie
big ahip apparently ramhUng on the decks. Many of them aesmed to be
jumping from the side of the ship Into the wati r.
"It was not tons after this that tlie Titanic bagel! to sink. She wua lia'klng
away slowly from the towering mountain of Ice. One, two, three rams of llght.i
disappeared from view, and then all we eould see was the groat black outline of
the ship siowly going dowp. Ti e Irani played on, but now and then above the
strains of t'he music came the Ueart-rendlmx cries of the doomed passengers It
was a Right I shall n:ver forget, and only God knows how thankful I am thai I
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Bride Tells How She
Parted From Husband.
Charles Dahl, a second clana passenger who Ballet from Australia by
way of England, intending to make his home with hie mother In North
Dakota and carried everything he poaaeeaed In the world with him, saldi
"I was In my bunk at the time the croon came and shook the ahlp. !
looked at my watch and saw it waa about 11.20. I lumped up without stop
ping to dreaa, rushed up on deck, and In eome way, I don't know how, found
myaelf In the water. I must hare jumped.
"The strVt xn trrtMe M..n wri Affhtlnsr with wnrr.ee tn srt In wifa. T
' hearrl Severn! ihrtta llre.l nrn rnd me All T ennM rememfSer wrmm that T went nvir.
board and wae picked up by one of the boats. I lost everything I possessed."
Mrs. I). W. Marvin, who was on her bridal trip, said:
"I was In bed at the time of the shock with my huebsnd. At first the stew
ards told us there was nothing to be alarmed over. Consequently we were late
In getting on deck. When we did get there most all the boats had sons. I got
In practically the last one. A sailor grabbed me end threw me In. wrenching me
away from my hueband. The last tiling I heard Pan say was: 'You go. I will
stay and do what I ran, and will eome later If possible.'
'The eights were horrible. I raw a man shoot his way into one of the boats
Then he was shot by the officer In charge of the boat and thrown out.
Kmlle Jongln, the first baker, said:
"I was In the kitchen at the time. I rushed up on deck end discovered every
thing In an Indescribable panic. Men were all fighting ami stngrllng In a eeeth
ing mass and on the stern of the boat there seemed to be thousands as the bow
was settling I ran Into this mass) and In some way hung on to the ratling over
the side of the ship. Finally I could hold on no longer and oropped Into the water.
where I nan. It aei-med, two hours. I finally was pk-ked up by oris of the boats."
Mr. sn I Mrs. A. A. llck of Calgary, Canada, first cabin puascngera, left In the
second boat. Said Mrs. Dick:
DRIFTED IN BOAT WHILE THE MUSIC PLAYED.
"it seemed as though the people were so stunned and dssed that the flrst
few boats were filled Indifferently. Ae we got Into the boat and It was guided
away, the band waa playing 'Nearer My God to Thee' end the lights were horning
brightly. We drifted around In the boat. It scented, about four hours until dawn,
uefore we were picked up."
Lena Rogers, a second class psereemger, of rioston, said.
"We left the ehlp In the boat In charge or fourth OlhVer Ixiuve. There were
fifty-five women In this boat. Men were on the point of lumping Into It. which
would have swamped It. and were only etorped by Officer Louve drawing a re
volver. Artei taking us out of runge of the Tltanlc's suction, he transferred ut
to other boats that had not been'oompletely filled snd went baok after mure from
the sinking ship Too much praise canmot be given the oMogr for Ma work. We
were In the bost for three or four hours snd all around us were Ice rakes and
rergs and we could hear the cries and groans of those who had hunped ovsr
ooard and were not rewound, and those In other boats. Just at dawn the rescue
ship appeared and we were saved from dying at expoeure."
Margaret Hays of No. SOI West Eighty-third street, a flret eabm passenger,
"When the crash earn f rusrhefl on deck after fcelng told by the stewards
to prepere for the worst. When I appeared on deck I ran Into Mr. J. M. Tucker
r.e of the paruengers, and we soon found ourselves In the midst of a struggling.
Tying mesa of humanity. We rushed to tne port side, where they were filling
one of the boats. Borne one, I did not know vho at the time, was struggling ut
the boat with a man. It was a woman. Khe suddenly thrust a yenr-ani-a-half
-Id boy into my arms and said: Were, for Ood's anlie take this and take cure
of It!' I took ths boy and a sailor threw us Into the boat. 1 have cared fur the
hlld ever sines. I believe It to be the little son of Mrs. Alllaon, whi refused to
eiaye her husband ami died with him. If I lo not llnd any relatives of the uahy
I shall keep It and keep my promise to Its -lead mother."
Miss Hays carried the baby as she came doWB the g
looking little chap.
Mr. arid Mrs r ten gel flrsrt-class paseejigers. who live In Newarli. N. J., were
among the saved. He said:
"I was asleep at the time of the crash in my berth on the port side on K
She Least Saw Theatrical Manager Standing on
Sinking Ship With Astor and Jacques Futrelle,A
None Realized Danger at First.
asasaras ess ssbbbj
Mrs. Henry B. Harris, wife of the theatrical manager, who loot big Ufa.;
tella the following atory:
"We were In our stateroom when the word wae paaaed for nil passengers
to put on life preservers and go on deck. This order followed within a few
tec nnda after the ehlp Btrtick. We did not realise the serloueoeaa of taw
crash, thinking soma alight trouble had happened to the engines Bran
when the order waa brought to ua to put on life preservers and come oat
deck we Mill failed to realise the altuatton.
"As ws wsnt on deck ws passed groups of men end women who were
laugh' n and joking. When we reached the rnsln deotk. forward, and aaw the
lifeboats being swung overboard ths seriousness of ths matter began to daws
on ua Then oame the oommared: 'Women and children flret.' 4
"Offleers and members orf ths crew went about repeating the woresa,
'women snd children flret.' Many women had to bo forced Into the hoatgl
some thinking It was a Joke and others refusing eo be parted frees sheir.
husbands fathers or brothera
"When the paseengers saw the seriousness with which ths offloere asas
crew or the Titan to went about their business they began to realise that seats '
thing tsrrlbls bad happened and begmo to make their way towards she life
boats. "Col Astor and Mrs. Astor wsrs standing near us. When the men ef the
Titanic came to her and told her to gst Into a lifeboat stie refused to leave her
husband's aids. Then I was asked to enter one ef the boats. My h abases
told me to go tout I did not went to leave him- He reassured me, saying the
danger was not serious and tnat he would folnw after me tn a short tlsae
null I could not believe that everything waa as hs ssld. I felt that If I left k
him something terrible would happen. The officers tetd me I would have to gag
Into a llfsboat. My husbasid told me to and Anally I wae isd to the side and
lowered Into a boat
"Mrs. Astor had left tier husband and had bssat nlaeed In soother boot
As I wss being lowered over the side I eaw my husband and Col. Aster stead-.
Ing togethar. Jacques FutreUe wss etanstng near them. Ify Bushing wo I est
his hand. That wae ths lset I saw ef him.
Tor j hours we sat frssslng In the lifeboat Then we sew the CsrpalBtB
and ths men began to row tn her direction. Then the Carpathla 'stepped stad
ropes wsrs thrown to us snd ws wore pulled against her side Then rope lad
ders and swings wsrs lowered and I waa placed In a swing and pulled up to
the deck. I stood wet oh Ing the boats ae they arrlvsd assd ths passengers tent
on deck thinking every moment that my hueband would appear. And '' so.
when ttie teat boat had boon emptied I began to resales that hs had gone dowa
with the Titan to wttdsh waa nowtiere In sight
"Oh. t 0001 believe that be la gene. They rsrsst hero been saved ghees
man who welted until the women and children bad been taken away la the
lifeboats. I safl't believe that they are loat"
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