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ANXIOUS CROWD AWAITS
Halifax, N. S., April 29. A
weary xdeath watch is being held
in this city today. . y
All day- long men and women,
pale of face- and clad in funeral'
black, paced up and down the har
bor front watching for the first
wisp of srnoke that will herald the
approacj.of the Mackay-Bennett
With her grim cargo of death.
Many ;pver one hundred
stayed up all night, unable to
sleep, feverish with anxiety.
' And they are not likely tq see
the Mackay-Bennejt today. At 9
o'clock Ittifs morning, Captain,
LardeneTSent a wireless message
to the White Star offices here,
saying that he was delayed by
fog. The'Mackay-Befinettis not
likely to be in until - 9 o'clock
There are about 225 bodies.
aboard the Maqkay-Behnett, ac
cording tq (he latestwitless re
ports. these 180have been
identified, and the mimes posted
in ajilacb-bordered bulletin -at the
- Whiteiatar offices' Here.
So there only are 45, unidenti
fied "bodfes, and there are thou
sands of relatives and friends in
Halifax today, hoping, yet fear
sing, that the bodies of their be-
W q loved ones are among, that 45.
it in his (private car, tne uceanic,
'on a siding within a storte's throw
of the dock where the Mackay
r'Bennett will unload her ghastly
frejghtVincent Astor waits anx
iously for the body of his father.
A short distance beyond, in an
other private car, the Constitu-1
ftpn, William M. Widener is wait
ing for all that is left of his father,
George D. Widener, of Philadelphia.
r v ". "- "
rag tne otraus iamny, naunts tne
White Star bulletin board all day
long, vainly hoping for a message
that the? body of Mrs. Isidor
Straus, that woman of brave
spirit who chose death with her
husband-t .life without him, has
been recovered. " '
A slim, foreign looking girl of
nineteen, clad in .deep mourning,
hardly has left the White Star of
fices for two days.' - A
Shells the maid of the Senora
Victor Penasco, wfio is flying,
sick unto death at the PJaza ho
tel, New York. Th'e Senor Vic
tor Penasco, brother-in-law of
Premier Canalejasof Spain, was
one of the Tifanic's victims -
The Mackay-Bennetf 'Called
.with only 100 coffins Two hun
dred and tjWenty-fiVre- bodies have
been picked up, Those for which.
there were no- comhs have been
packed in ice, ahd-vvrapped in bur
lap. ' The -identified 'bodies will be
s,ent to tne morgue of a local un
dertake The unidentified will
be placed in coffins, and put on
view in a skating rink, whiclf has
been'transformed into a morgue.
This is where the authorities
fear a scene of horror. What will
happen when grief-stricken rela
tives left the veils from distorted
faced, and recognize them as"
those of tfieir loved ones?
St John's, N. B.r April 29
The Allan liner Sardinian, which