Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
iwiujijjiftttjtfli Wium twjgrSEjSSj
Perhaps he had not. Perhaps
there" was no help coming. Per
haps they were doomed to drift
about, helpless, cold and forlorn,
until they died. "
Panic fell upon those "in the
Women, remembering those
they had left behind them, tried
to jump into the waters. j
Sailors had to use physical
force to keep them in the boats.
Babies, tots just old enough to
know their peril, became heroes.
Many of the little ones, in that
SHE WAS SAVED, BUT HE
dark hour of morning perii, com
fo'rted and" soothed their grief
The wind was rising.
The sea, so calm the night be
fore, was becoming choppy and
angry; the boats unmanageable.
Then, suddenly, a glad try
went up from a sailor in the lead
"Smoke on the horizon!" he
yelled, and pointed into the pur
It was theCarpathia.
J. Bruce Ismay says the disas
ter was an "act of God."
one of Philadelphia's greatest
Mrs. George D. Widener,
George D. Widener, known as
the traction king of Philadelphia,
and a son of Peter A. B. Widener, j.alty.
But twelve days left to bay
Cook county taxes without pen-