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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1912.
great fabric, of stool under him sped
through the hn.ivy, croMles swells
toward the liergs ns If thy wero tnignsts.
The borgi when sighted by tho Armriku
wero about twenty-two inllon south by
enst of tho spot where tho Titnnlo mot
dl.vietor Inter. Tho Iibrndor current nnd
tho Oulf Strc.im nro nt odds nt this point I
unci It is ro.mati.iblo to hollovo that tho I
br?8, or tho grant Ixrg thnt tho Tltanlo
rammed, had drifted twenty-two tnlleB,
from tho place whoro tho Amorlka re
ported It, in the hours that passed whilo
tfto Titanic wax rushing to hor fate.
Capt. Smith cannot bo censured for
taking a northerly route, as he plainly
did not. Ho was even closer to tin east
bound or lower cours thin to tho pre
scribed westbound route. Hut that he
knew that thoro were bergs In his course
is ovldent by the transmission of the
message bearing tho name of his ship,
nnd doubtless signed by one of his officers,
probably the chlof, to the Capo Rice
station and thence to Washington.
TOURAIKE WARNED TITANIC.
gpiclal Call! Ptipatch to Tna Sen.
Haviif., April in. la Touralno of the
Compagnio 06nfralo Transatlantlo,ue,
which sailed from New York April fl and
arrived hero to-day, reports that she
entered tho ice field in latitude 44 degrees
58 minutes north and longttudo f0 degrees
40 minutes west. Tho ice was very low
nd the ship slowed down to 12 knots an
hour. Tourslne passed through an
other field later on.
The captain of La Touralne reports
that he radiographed the Titanic on April
14 almost all the afternoon and until 9
o'clock in the evening giving the position
of the bergs and warning the now boot.
Tho Titnnlo acknowledged the warnings
and thanked La Touralne for the in
formation. CARPATHIA IN TOUCH.
Messages From I.nnrt Had Prece
dence, Those From SnrTlvor. Follow,
Cape Rnco ceased to hear from the
Carpathla early yestorday forenoon, but
late in the afternoon the wireless station
at Cae Sable picked up the Cunarder
and remained in communication with
her tho rest of the day and last night.
The first thing to bo done after commu
nication was established, according to
Marconi rule, was for tho operator nt
Cape Sable to get off to the Carpathla
all the messiges he had for persons on
the ship. These once off the Carpathla
would begin sending to Cape Sable the
messages filed by p.irsengers, and it would
not be until these were disposed of that
the news would come. At f :V) o'clock
list night tho operator at Capo Sible
had his own pilo of messages to passen
gers on the Carpathl i pretty well cleared
up and was nbout ready to begin receiv
ing the passengers' messages. It wns
expected that these would bo got out
t ho In tlmi. to tvein somllng news
In to the (.'una
ird Line nnd to tho Marconi
offices about midnight.
F. W. Ridge way, manager of the steam
ship department of the International
Mercantile Marine, said last night that
it wusn't ftr.iii: that the White Star
Line had not hern able to gt news from
the Carpathla; that tho Cnrpathia had
only one wireless operator, who had been
working for a fifty-tdx hour stretch nnd
was probably worn out.
STORY ST. JOHN'S HEARD.
lienor t There nf a I'nnlr nnd
Smnnhlng nf Mnnr Ilnnt.
Marconi Wire'tn 'fvifcA to Tnr. Sr
St. John's, N. F., April 10. A Ftory
current here which In salt! to hnvp
emanated from the trading vessel
Uruce, whtch in on the wny to Sytlney,
C. H . gives a version of the Titanic
disaster which the trader obtained
from various chips. This Is to tli ef
fect that when tho Titanic struck the
berg she was going nt tho rate of li
knots an hour and the Impart almost
rent the Ms vessel ntmoder. Her decks,
sides and bulkheads worn smashed from
bow to midships. The hows nnd upper
works were smashed to pieces. The
ship (struck the here partially bow on.
careening to the port aide nnd almost
The bottom Is supposed to have been
torn out of the Titanic by submerged
Icebergs which she wns passim; over
as every compartment from midships
forward wns quickly Hooded, and tho
ahlp rapidly settled by the hend with
a list to port, rolling heavily In the
trough of the sen.
The force of the Impact was so ter
rific that It practically rent the ship
from stem to stern. For a short while
sufficient order wns maintained to al
low of the launching In snfety of most
of tho life boats nnd embark about a
thousand persona. Then n cry went up
that the Titanic wns sinking and the
frenzied crowd rushed mndly for the
boats. As tho ship settled In the sea
many of the boats were smashed to
pieces In the davits and some were
Bwamped while they were being
launched. The others went down with
By this time the ship was seen to be
settling fust nnd the water had reached
the engine room. Tho wireless failed
through tho loss of the motor nnd nil
lights went out all over the ship. Thin
added to the gloom nnd tho dlHIculty
of handling tho bents,
This version gives the number of
passongers saved as over one thousand.
AMERICANS IN PARIS STIRRED.
Give Up Pleasure Jaunts
tt nf Disaster.
fptelol (ablt Pupnteh to Tni Sri.
Paris, April 16, Kvcry place where
there was a possibility of getting news
aho'tt the Titanic wns thronged all day
by Amerlrnns nnd French friends of
those on board the lost vessel. Tho
"Seeing Paris" automobiles, which nro
usunlly crowded with Americans, were
not patronized at nil to-day.
There were tho most distressing
scenes nt the Paris office of tho White
tits Line, wliero .Mr. Martin, tho veteran
tgent, who Is nciiunlntcd with thou
sands of Americans, spared no efforts to
inform nnd console Inipilrers lifter rein.
Uvea or friends. Many of these people
spent the entire day In the office wait
log for definite news.
The opinion among shipping men Is
that the dlmstir will lead to the estab
lishment of now regulations In regard
to the speed of transatlantic liners Mur
ine the season of ketiurgs.
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ASTOR. STRAUS. STEAD
GIVEN UP FOR LOST
Continued from Firl Page,
proximity of solid objects near or dis
tant, gavo no warning in time. And it
happened swiftly that she went headlong
Into icy derelicts thnt were more sub
stantial than the work of men's hands;
vast bulks of Ico there to make a muckery
of human Ingenuity.
As the whispering of the wireless is
pieced out by the experience of mariners
and builders the Tltanlo must have re
colled from her destroyer a shattered
and riven ship. It is likely that water
rushed into hor hull from all sides, for
her keel must have been injured by the
terrlflo drive on a mass as hard as rock
And that Jar may have quenched the
ship's lights by injuring her electrical
apparatus. We know that the wireless
worked weakly when Phillips, the oper
ator, set about his desperate task of
reaching out for help while the women
and children in the boats rocked off some
where In the dark and the men waited
with sinking hearts. And the wireless
ceased muttering in less than two hours.
A flutter or two and it was gone.
The NUht Alaras.
The Tltanlo could not have stopped
progress all at once, so she must have
gone on briefly while tons of loe crashed
upon her decks; and then the sudden
dark, falling through tho terror upon
men nnd women at ease. No tragedy
of the sea has supplied a picturo more
intense, more staggering to the imagi
Tho blasting shriek of the sirens had
not alarmed the great company of the
Titanic, because such steam calls are an
incident of travel in seas where fogs
roll. Many undoubtedly had gone to
bed. but. thu hum. m:ia. r. M ii uaf
too late for the friendly contact of saloons
and smoking rooms. It was Sunday
night and probably the ship's concert
had ended, but there were many hun
dreds up and moving among tho gay
lights, and many, no doubt, on deck with
their eyes strained toward the mysterious
west, whero homo lay. And In one jar
ring, breath sweeping moment all of
these, asleep or nwake, were at the mercy
of chance. Few among the more than
2,000 aboard could have had a thought
of danger. Tho man who had. stood
up in tho smoking room to say that tho
Tltanlo was vulnerable or that in a few
minutes two-thirds of her people would
bo faco to faoo with death would have
been considered a fool or a lunatic. No
ship ever sailed the seas that gavo her
pnsengers more confidence, more cool
And then in the tick of the clock all this
was changed. Tho extent of tho catas
trophe must have been apparent to pas
sengers as well as officers. Uusbands
sought for wives and children, Families
gathered together. Those who were
asleep hastily caught up their clothing
and rushed on deck. It Is evident that
that Capt. Smith first of all tried the
switch that closed the water tight com
partments and then had the boatswain
sound tho call to quarters. Tho officers
wereasslgnedtothetask of filling thnh oats
and getting them overboard. There were
boats enough only for the women and
children and a few of tho men. In this
respect the equipment of the Tltanlo
was similar to that of her sister ship the
Olympic She carried sixteen lifeboats
and four collapsible boats which were
actually life rafts. They were supposed
to be capable of accommodating about
l.ioo, but many less than that found
places on them.
Pnrtlnaj to Die and l,lri.
Until the Carpathla arrives to-morrow
night bearing those who were torn away
from their loved ones nobody may know
the dreadfulness of tho hours that fol
lowed. With no other ship for 200 miles
nround there was nothing to do for tho
men of tho company savo to bid farewell
to their wives and families and hope that
help would come before tho Tltanlo foun
dered. Phillips, tho wireless operator of
tho ship, told tho world that the Titanic
was sinking and that thn women and
children wcro in tho boats. No hint of
panio has come from the tragedy. There
is no reason to bellovo other than that
Capt . Smith and his officers held control of
crew nnd passengers. All of the bunts
have been accounted for and that indicates
something of orderly procedure.
One wireless messago has spoken of
an order to tho men manning the small
boats to pull far away from tho ship
so ns to lie removed irjm tho danger of
miction when sho took her downward
plunge, but it Is not likely that tho boats
were lowed so far away that tholr oceu
pants couldn't mako out the Titnnlo us
she slowly filled. How long tho occupants
of the boats walled bn.'ovo the Titanic
went under Is not known exactly, but
Phillips h messages indicated that tho
boatH had been lowered nlmoit nt once
after tho ship struck, it was at 2:20 A, M.
when sh finally foundered.
It was long after daylight when the
Cunarder C.irpathia, which was more
than :l miles east of the Tltanlo when
the caught the appeal for help, got to
, Vw. w..n. .....1 r I
"" ii"" iemy DOHtloailH
of exhausted. Brief stricken people. Ihe
v v, urn
Pasa.na-er Taurlna 00.
i i a Speed
aeai wan covered with wreckage, the
odds and ends wrenched looso whoit the
Tltanlo struck and floated when sho
foundered. It Is supposed that man
clung to pieces of debris until cold and
weakness released their hold, Apparently
tho Carpathla took aboard tho refugees
without great difficulty and then, after
communicating with tho Olympic, since
her own wireless apparatus was not
powerful enough to carry to land, started
for this city.
Virginian Too I.ate,
later on the Allan liner Virginian,
the first ship to pick up Phillips's cries
for help, mado her appearance. Hut
sho had tost tho rnce against time. What
living there wero had been taken onboard
the Carpathla. There was nothing for
the Virginian, to do but to report to her
line office at Montreal und conttnuo
eastward to (Jlasgow with hor malls.
Tho Allan Line office at Montreal gavo
out yesterday this report:
"We are in receipt of a Marconi via
Cape liaoe from Capt, Oambell of tho Vir
ginian stating that he arrived at the
scene of the disaster too late to be of ser
vice and is proceeding on his voyago to
"The Parisian reported via Sable Island
that she had no passengers from the
Tltanlo on board. The Parisian had just
come in touch with the Sable Island
From the wireless messages sent by
the Parisian, which was westbound for
Montreal out of Glasgow whn she picked
up the TitAnio's call on Sunday night,
much has been learned as to pea and
weather conditions on Monday. Like
tho Virginian, the Parisian searched first
for the Titanic too far to the northward,
acting on tho location given by that ship
when sho wnt out her cnlK Hut the
Titanic had crept thirty miles to the
south Iwforo she foundered and It was not
until nfter a careful search that both
ships mado their way to the scene of the
Parisian Sutt Onlr Wrerkag-e.
The Parisian steamed through fields
of heavy ice looking for passengers from
the Titanic. Everywhere a green sea
churned between masses from the rctic
Progress was necessarily slow. Tho
liner found much wreckage from the
Tltanlo, but observed no bodies. She
found no lifeboats or rafts and none of
the Tltanlo's oompany remained, as the
Parisian's officers had hoped, afloat on
Going on her way after a careful senrch,
tho Parisian reported that tho weather
was cold nnd thnt even' if there had been
persons adrift on wreckage they would
In all probability have perished before
thoy could have been picked up. The
Parisian is due In Halifax this morning,
The Sable Island cableshlp Minln, by
tho direction of the Canadian Government,
put out to tho seeiie of the wreck on tho
chanco that sho might bo in time to snvo
life. It was hoped that the Mlnln, which
proceeded from Capo Rico soon nfter tho
Tltanlo's signals reached land, had picked
up Kmo of1 tho passengers. That hope
was destroyed yesterday, when tho cable
ship reportd to Halifax that nothing
was to be soon on tho 'spot whero the
Tltanlo foundered but a great mass of
wreckage churning in the ice.
from tho sea picked up by tho Marconi
r.nriy yemeraay morning messages
n.nn eaLI lhi 1 V,.,r..l..ru.n... 1..J
swent the area whero tho Titnnlo ...?' f?r ' other nows thnt ho had of the
down. Storms were Interfering with tho ","nio .""V "7 l,n'nKers. Tho com
trnnsmlssion of messages, puny nUo kept rending wireless flashes
Under favorable conditions, tho Car- cth7" vo"1,,, nn(' h ino oiipertH
pnthla with the survivors should reach . , ,"V"" ,'K "',at ,h'' Cur-
this port by to-morrow night and land the I',,t ,la "'"l"1'1 '"'V "'"winy evening,
survivor in Frldav mr.mlne. A.nr,lln 1 ma-1'" Thursday afternoon, Tho
l.umrat in ihr Worlil. Errj ilriill.
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to It now he made four or five
hundred million out of steel.
Anyway, that doesn't concern
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will tell you that the tariff on
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home in Summer rent for 10
of their cost,
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to the Cunard officials she is not over
crowded. V ith son of the Tltanlo's people,
sho carried altogether 1,700 passengers
and sho Is fitted to carry about 2,500 com
fortably. There is plenty of food on the
ship, as she was on her way tprovlsloned
for a cruise In the Mediterranean.
ABOUT 800, SAYS CARPATHIA.
Two messages from Capt. Rostron of
tho Carpathla came to the office of the
Cunard Line yestcrdny morning. The
first was received at 0:30 A. M. and said:
"7:30 A. M Now York time, latitude
41:45 North, longitude 50:20 West. Am
proceeding to New York unlet otherwise
rdercd with nbout PC0. After having
oconsultcd with Mr. Ismay and considerin
CAPT. E. J. SMITH OF THE TITANIC.
the circumstances with so much Ice about,
consider New York best. Iirge number
of icebergs ami twenty miles field ice,
with bergs amongst "
1 ho second messago was received at the
Cunard office nt ":.to yesterday morning.
As given out there wns nn date to show
when it was sent by ("apt Rostron. It
"Titanic struck icelierg, sunk Monday
3 A. M., 40:48 North, 50:14 West.' Car
pathla picked up many passengers in
boats. Will "wire further particulars
later. Proceeding back to New York."
Thero was somo comment on the fact
thnt tho second message received had
evidently been sent first by Capt Rostron,
The Cunard folk said that nil they knew
wns that tho messages camo to them yes
terday morning ns indicated, although
It was very plain that thoy had been sent
tho day !efon by Cnpt Rostron.
In conjunction with this a steamship
man said thnt it wns known In this city
Monday forenoon that tho Tltanlo had
sunk and thnt a wireless message to thnt
effect had been nuthenticnted. The man
who saw tho message, according to this
steamship man, did not have tho nuthorlty
to iiwko it public but thero wero others
who know of it who did,
'iho general traffic manager of the Mar
coni company said that no Buch messago
had been received yesterday by his com
pany, nr.d Vice-President fYanklin of the
International Mercantile Marino said that
the first word he got of the sinking of the
Titnnlo was about 0:30 Monday evening,
nnd ns soon ns possible ho informed tho
NO DELAY FOR RESCUE SHIP.
Tho officers of the Cunard lino kent
sending messages to Capt. Rostron of tho
l arpatrtta, telling him to let the comnanv
I kn"w as 0?n 0B Possible when the Car-
IlllU'e. II" elfflul III mis Hon
Carpathla nvernges nbout 13 knots, She
innv net in wireless rnminnnlnntlnn witU 1
the Miiiirelnnin, which is due hero on
Thursday evening, or it is likely Hint
her operator will pick up a land station.
The Carpathiu Ih carrying 20(1 first
nnd second cabin passengers and sho
tan accommodate .175, so there will be
homo room in these cabins for Tltanlo
hnrvIvors without rrnu-HInt, Th,. u Tj Y l , . "rmiig
I lots ? L, in ,L 1 VtT I pai(i ,nat ho was comi,, hero "wlth aUout
Mts of room In tho steerage, which carR00' from tho Tltanlo, Perhaps tho dlf-
accommodate 2,300 passengers, and has
nothing like its full quota.
The Federal officials and tho officials
of the Cunard line are working in har
mony to facilitate tho landing of tho
survivors of tho Tltanlo when tho Car
pathla gets here, probably on Thursday
evening. Tho Carpathla will not bo hold
up at Quarantine but will come right
up to her dock no matter what the hour,
weather permitting, llegular passes for
the pier will not bo recognized on this
Ocn. Nelson H. Henry, Surveyor of the
Port, made arrangements yesterday to
have forty inspectors at the Cunard Line
pior. Only near relatives of tho sur
vivors will bo allowed on the pier. About
200 passes were issued yesterday. Many
of the persons who called on Oen. Henry
yesterday showed such signs of distress
that Ocn. Henry will make arrangements
to tako charge of persons who may faint
or collapse at tho pier. It is likely that
there will Imj a number of ambulances
and doctors at tho plor.
The Carpathla will not receive tho usual
visit hero accorded to incoming vessels
by a revenuo cutter. Thero will bo no
customs Inspectors at tho pier. As Boon
as tho Carpathla has unloaded tho sur
vivors of tho Tltanlo sho will slip out of
the dock and once again start on tho trip
to tho Mediterranean and Adriatic ports
which was interrupted by roscuo work.
Word was received nt the White Star
Lmo yesterday from President Tuft's
secretary that the l'rosldent hnd ordortd
two revenue cutters with wireless appa
ratus to search for the Carpathla nnd get
as much information from her n possible.
According to a Washington despatch
tho President had ordered that the cruiser
Kalm was to start out at once if she had
enough coal, and if not the cruiser North
Carolina was to do tho scouting.
After a day of anxiety. In which re
peated efforts were made to get into
wireless communication with the Cunarder
Carpathla, the officials of tho White Star
Lino Mild Inst evening thnt no word had
been received from her hlneo o o'clock
yesterday morning. This was a message
which had boen relayed from the Car
pathla by tho White Star liner Olympic,
which hnd beon ordered to stand by the
Carpathla In tho hopo that those on land
might be kept in wireless touch with the
Carpathla and thoso rescued from the
Titanic The message gave the names of
When ovenlng came P. A, 8. Franklin,
vice-president of tho International Mer
cantile Marine, said that he had almost
come to tho conclusion that tho only sur
vivors were on tho Carpathla. Ho did not
want to think it, he haid, and ho hoped It
would turn out differently, but he did not
believe thnt thero wero any passengers of
the Tltanio on the Virginian or tho Paris
ian, which were reported as being noar
tho Tltanlo whon she went down. When
some ono told Mr. Franklin that there had
baan a despatch from Montreal that the
Virginian wo coming into Halifax nnd
probably had survivors Mr. Franklin said
with vehemence that ho bolioved false
reports wcro being sent out qf Montreal
and It wan unlikely that any such state
ment had boen made by tho Allan Lino.
Mr. Franklin seemed surprised that no
messago hod been received from J. Ilrucn
Ismay. managing director of tho Inter
national Mercantile Marino, one of those
rescued. It wns evident that Mr. Frank
lin and officials of the line had leeii en
deavoring to get information from Mr.
Ismny, who is on Iho Carpathla.
Wo are mailing every effort," Mr
EVniit. Hli tifilrl t fxAm'thn ...,. I. f
tt commete list of nersons taken fri .!,
Iltniilc. Wn have no means of knowing
how many passengers und how nianv
members of the vrew of tho Tltanlo are
on the Cnrpathia. Tho rexrt that came to
us was that there were 075 survivors on
tho Carpathla. A message from Capt.
Reslron of the Carpathla which was
received by the Cunard Une this morning
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ference between the 075 and tho 800 in
cludes members of the crew who manned
tho twenty boats which wcro put off
from the Titanic.
"Wo hnvo tried in every wny to get
word to tho Carpathla through the Olym
pic, which was told to stand by in order
to rolay messages. A messago was sont
to tho Marconi operator at Cape Race to
find out why a message could not le
delivered. Perhaps the Carpathla Is out
of wireless range. We understand her
wireless range to bo between 150 and 200
MRS. ASTOR LOST HER JEWELS.
a.OOO.OOO Story From Paris War
ships Pick Up a Message.
Paiiis, April 1(',. It is reported here
that Mrs. John Jacob Astor had with her
on the Titanic diamonds of the value
of 15,000,000 francs or $3,000,000, which
she bought from Cartlor, the Paris jew
eller. The latter refuses to confirm
or deny tho report that he sold that amount
of diamonds to her.
Norfolk, Va., April 10. Wireless mes
sages from tho Carpathla, which is en
route to New York witli survivorj fioin
the Tltanlo plokod up by other ships
at sea, were intercepted by the several
warships lost night. Messages received
here stated that revised estimates placed
the total number of passengers saved at
800. Tho same messago saUl thnt Mrj.
John Jacob Astor, who with her husband
waa passenger on the Titanic, had been
saved nnd will bo on tho Carpathla, but
that there w.n no news of her husband.
Col. Archibald Gracto of Washington
was also reported safe and on tho Car
pathla. Another message announced that Major
Archibald Putt, President Taffs aid;
Clarence Mooro of Washington, Prnnk
Mlilet, tho nrtist. and William T. Stead
of London nro believed to have gone down
with tho Titanic nfter nesNting in the
rescue of mnny of tho women now on tho
The Salem will, it is believed, get in
communication with tho Cnrpathia be
fore daybreak. Since 8 o'clock to-night
the cruiser has been endeavoring to
raise the Carpathla, but because of static
interference her efforts up to a late hour
wero In vain. The Salem is proceeding
under full steam to intercept tho Carpathla
and will certainly lie near enough to get
In.r. t-f ' n " 1 If
A wireless message sent to relatives
of the Aston In New York said that Mrs
Astor had lost nil her jewels and saved
only her night clothes and a raincoat.
Koliert W. Daniels, one- of the survivors
of the Titanic, who lives in Richmond,
sent a wireless to his mother, Mrs. J. R. V.
Daniels, announcing that ho was safe
and was then entering Halifax- harbor.
Mrs. Daniels hnlieves her son was taken
on l)oard the Virginian.
TWO DINNERS CALLED OFF.
Mr. nnd Mrs. .1. V. Mo rami, Jr.,
Abandon Thrni Hrrnuir of nisnster.
Owing to tho Titanic catastrophe Mrs.
J Pierpont Morgan, Jr., nt 'once recalled
invitations for n dinner rnd danco she
had arranged for lnt night at her house,
211 Madi-on avenue, for her daughter.
Miss Jnno Morgan. There were nono of
her relatives cn bonrd tho ill fated vessel,
but for many years Cnpt. Smith and hi
fnther lfore him had been friends of the
Morgan family, who had crossed tho
Atlantic mnny times with Cnpt. Smith,
nnd It wns for this reason that their enter
tainment wns given up.
For the samo reason a dinner arranged
bv Mr. Morgan for to-night . lw been
abandoned No other invitations hre
have been recalled on account of tho dis
aster, but tho chief topic of conversation
nt dinners nnd other society gathering
has concerned the loss of the Titanic nnd
her aenger' nnd while certnin dinners
lmve len given according to arrangement
made long in advance they have been
anything but gay.
A Million Dollars
accident and life insurance carried by the
Travelers Insurance Co.
Losses which would bankrupt
many accident companies will be
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No Hour of tho Night Too Lntp
for Word of Mnjor
WABni.wrotf, April 18. Deciding tint
for the publlo interest steps should In
taken by the Government to obtain an
thentto information concerning tho fafs
of the passengers on the Titanic, Presi
dent Taft directed tho Navy Department
this evening to despatch two of the swift
est vessels with high power wlrelets
to establish communication with th)
Tho scout cruisers Chester nnd Salem,
capable of making 22 to 24 knots an hour
undr forced draught and already at set
oil tho Atlantic coast, received wirele.i
instructions from Secretary of tho Navy
Meyer to speed to tho Cnrpathia. Tl,n
Chester left Boston yesterday on a three
day trial crulso at sea en route to PhlU
dolphla and was supposed to have !cen
about twenty-four hourj out of Boston
when tho orders were wired her at 5
o'clock thia evonihg. The Salem left
the Southern drill grounds off the Vir
ginia Capes this afternoon at 3:30 for not
ion uuu she wo Intercepted at 5 o'clock
on her way up tho coast.
Commander Lloyd H. Chandler, com
manding the Salem, acknowledged the
order within a few minutes nfter It waj
sent from the Washington Navy Yard.
Commander B. O. Decker, commanding
the Chester, had not yet acknowledged
receipt of his orders up to 0 o'clock thU
evening, so another message was flashed
to the Salem to be relayed to the Ch-jstr
and was also duplicated by way of tae
Nowport. R. I., wireless station.
These ships are equipped with turbine'.
The Chester is tho swifted vessel in ths
American navy above tho destroyer class,
having made 20.52 knots on her trial trip.
Tho Salem mnde 25.05 in her tests.
With these two cruisers dnshing nt full
speed toward tho pnth of the Cnrpathia.
which iB bringing in survivors of the
Titanic, it was thought that a chain of
communication with that ship might he
established to-night. Those cruisers be
sides belni; swift carry high power wire
less outfits, the Salem being equippe.l
with n ten kilowatt set, tho highest of
anv wireless set in the navy.
The Salem has a record of about 70)
miles in communication with shore Ma
tion by day nnd has covered a greater
ditnnco at night. Tho Client e' n.i-t a
record of about . 400 miles. With the
Chester considerably in advance of the
Salem if is thought she may be nble to
communicate with the Carpathla first nnd
relav the message to the Salem throuch
which it will be sent to Washington bv
way of the Newport or Norfolk sta'ioii
President Taft is deeply conform d
over tho fate of Major Butt his personal
aid, and arrangements were made wili
the Naw Department bv which nnv in-
formation obtainable concerning Vnjor
riiin ijHii in sun
at nnv hour of tho nirht. The rnv.il
authorities were instructed to turn over
all information obtainable concerning
the wreck cr fate of tho passcngcrx to tht
newspapers for publication for tb b-im.
fit of friends or relatives of the passeurer.
Capt. Chandler in a radiograph t fio
Navy Department to-night said that owing
to the conditions of his bollerH it has been
imiKwsible to put tho Salem to more than
15 knots speed. Ho said that nt this speed
ho would reach latitude 41 longitude tt7
Wednesday night, at which time he should
intercept the Carpathla If sho Is expected
to reach New York Thursday morning.
Although the Salem wireless is capable
of long distance communication this can
not bo accomplished at a" greater distanee
than the Carpathla wireless can reach.
The Carpathla's wireless Is understood
to be reliable at less than 100 miles.
Capt. Decker, rommandine tho Chester.
reported nt o'clock to-night that he was
ofl Nantucket Shoal lightship and was
noceening nt t li li speoa to tne seer.".
'In has a considerable nHvnntnc-H in
distance over the Salem nnd Is expected
in no noio to communicate witn the t.ar
pathin before morning.
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