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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVElttHGr: APRIL 16, 1912
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PHIOE ONE CENT.
LAST HOPE OF FURTHER RESCUE VANISHES WITH ,
WIRELESS MESSAGE THAT THE VIRGINIAN AND
PARISIAN SAVED NONE OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS
MONTREAL, April 16. The last faint hope that moe of the passengers and crew of the Titantic might have been saved vanished when Captain
Garnbell, of the Virginian, reported by wireless : ' ' .
uWe arrived too late to rescue anyone and we are proceeding to Liverpool"
The Sable Island wireless station reports: "We are now in communication with the Parisian. She has no Titanic s passengers on hoard.
LINE OFFICIALS GIVE
UP HOPE FOR 1,492
SOULS ON TITANIC
Navigators Believe Scarcityof Lifeboats and
Rafts- Is Responsible for Vast Loss
of Life in Mid Ocean.
NEW YORK, April 16. Hope for the Bafety of passengers of the Ill
fated Titanic, which foundorod early Monday morning off the Grand
,Banks of Newfoundland, other than thoso reported by wlroless from tho
iCunarder Carpathla, en route to this city, was practically abandoned
Latest reports placed only 866 persons, and they chiefly women and
children on the Carpathla, while even the officials of tho White Star line
admitted there waas practically no hope 'for the rcmalnItl;493of the
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.boats and rafts enough was tho general belief of navigators. But
the liner, newest and greatest of trans-Atlantic ship, carried only twen
ty large, modern lifeboats, and they were loaded to the gunwales, with
Ithe women and children who, in accordance with the unwritten law of
'the sea, had been put over the side first.
Most of the men were missing. Col. John Jacob Astor, Major Archie
Butt, President Taft's aide; Benjamin Guggenheim; Jacques Futrelle;
William T. Stead, P. D. Millet; Henry B. Harris all of tho well-known
iperBonages who had taken passage on the gala day of the Titanic's de
parture from her home port, wore not included in the list of those re
LIVES SACRIFICED TO EVIL CUSTOM.
The Inference was that they had re
mained on the ship and gone to the
bottom with her, a sacrifice to tho
.custom which falls to compel onough
lifeboats and rafts on ocean steamers
to take off everyone on board.
Up until noon there had been a faint
.glimmering hope that In addition to the
Carpathla, other vessels that had rush
ed to the serine on receipt of the wire
less appeal for aid, had been In time to
make rescues. Rumor had the Allan
illner Virginian taking oft some. But
this hope faded when Captain Garnbell
wirelessed "hla agents that he had
reached the scene too late.
"There was nno left to rescue, and
1 am prooeodlnir on my voyage,"' Wus
the melancholy word oent, tind with It
crirmMed the hop'1 of the White Star
agents here, who had ?ald th(s was the
beit chance of cutting down the death
Vice President Frtinklth, of the White
Slur, stunned by the magnitude of tM
disaster, said soon after noon that the
Carpothla would reach this dtv with
the survivors lata Thursday or thirty on
Fridav. Hi sld tlmt ho believed that
the Olvmnlo wan standing by the ocono
of the wresk combine the ceas whil
actlnc as a tIicH-hs relav station to
Cape Race. This, however, he care
fully explained, wan conjecture. Ho
aia that tho Cullfornta, of the An
chor line, wa alo searching for aur-
Ivors, but that ho had no direct word
Scant Hope Shattered.
One scant hope that was clung to by
the line officials that there might be
survivors unaccounted, for came from
the deduction that -the steamer had
drifted some thirty-four miles between
the time she struck and the time she
sank. There was a chance that some
of the lifeboats or llferofts that were
lowered first might have drifted away
and not been reached by the Carpathla.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Cloudy and cooler tonight and Wed
U. S. BUREAU.
8 a. m...,. ,. 65
9 a. m 69
10 a. m 66
11 a. m 66
12 noon 68
1 p. m C9
2 p. m. 70
8 a. m TO
9 a. m. ........... 74
10 a. m 73
11 a. m 72
12 noon 76
1 p. m 79
2 p, m 60
Today High tile, 7:04 a. m. and 7:33 p.
m.; low tide, 1:13 a. m. and'l:43 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide. 7M6 a. m. and
8:17 p. m.; low tide, 1:61 a. m. and 2:27
Sunrises 6:22 Bun sets 6:37
WHITE STAR CO.
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Although admittedly only a straw, it
was clung to by those having relatives
whose names were not Included In the
list of Burvlvors which was sent to this
That most of the women and chil
dren were In the boats picked up by
the Carpathla was believed by marine
experts here to Indicate positively
that the iron discipline of the mer
chant marine was maintained .to the
last. Captain Smith, of course, his
friends say, went down with his ship.
ReportB from the stations along the
Nova Scotia coast eay that the weath
er off shore today was fogy and
that thre was a heaVy thunderstorm
last night which traveled eastward.
The weather conditions It was frank
ly stated, left little hope for the res
cuo of any survivors that might still
The wireless people admitted hey were
unable to get messages to any of the
steamers In the vicinity. They said that
they had been unable to pick up the
Carpathla, although they had many
messages for the survivors who were on
board. They said, however, that they
were trying to reach her by a system of
relays and hODed to do fin If nnt in.
"lay then tonight, when atmospheric
conditions would be better for wireless
The scenes at the offices of the White
8tar line were heartrending in the ex
treme. Millionaires and wives of mil
lionaires Importuned the officials to do'
something, but to all the one reply was
"We have done all we could. Money
can do no more."
One to whom this reply was made
was Mrs. Benjamin Guggenheim, wife
of the smelter king, who was among the
She told Vice President Franklin
that Bhe was prepared to spend any
amount to charter steamers to go to the
rescue, but he gently told her that this
mml H .. ext .n n.tnll '
T.wui.4 uv ut flu uvail.
"We spared no expense to get ships
to the rescue," he said. "Vessels are
standing by and searching for survivors.
All we can do Is to hope for the best."
That the stories of the half-frenzied
survivors will eclipse anything in fic
tion was certain from the brief and
disjointed Information that was avail
able here from the wireless sources. The
collision occurred In the deepest dark
ness and after many of the passengers
hnd retired for the night.
The crashing of steel upon solid Ice
must Jiave struck the ears of the merry
Blilp's company and forecast the hor
rors that were Boon to come. There
must have been the rush to the decks
with the few wraps hastily picked up
in the mad flight, only to get the word
immediately that the ship was wound
ed to death and that there was no
chance of all being saved. In the
midst of an Ice Acid, tossing and tum
bling In the strong swell that never Is
absent from the Grand BankB, and with
the bitter piercing atmosphere cutting
tender flesh to the bone, men and
women faced the end.
There must have been sad fare
wells. Loved onen were parted. Hus
bands embraced their wives and their
babies for the last time and then the
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1 LATEST BULLETINS
NEW YORK, April 16. Official announcement was made by the White Star line
this afternoon that 869 survivors of the Titanic had been picked up from boats by
the Cunard steamship Carpathia. This would make the missing number 1,342. White
Star officials said that they had received positive news by wireless from the Olympic,
which had raised the number.
MONTREAL, April 16. Maratime experts here profess belief that the Titanic
broke her back by plowing over a submerged berg. They point out that the strain
caused the water-tight bulkhead doors to spring a leak.
NEW YORK, April 16. Insurance men estimate the losses entailed in the sinking
of the Titanic as folows:
Titanic (estimated value), $11,500,000; furnishings, fittings, etc., $1,000,000; dia
monds, carried by passengers and other valuables of a personal nature, $5,500,000; rubber
in cargo, $125,000; cargo of tea, $50,000; freight (1,400 tons), $800,000; baggage carried
by passengers, automobile, etc., $2,000,000. Totals, $16,475,000.
MONTREAL, Canada, April 16. A wireless received here says that Charles M.
Hays, president of the Grand Trunk railway is on board the Carpathia.
LONDON, April 16.- Drastic measures will probably be taken by the British par
liament and the London board of trade to make more rigid rules for ocean liners flying
the British flag. It is probable that all ships under the British flag will be forbidden to
use the northern course between New York and England during tho months of the
spring and summer when ico is prevalent.
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MISS GRACIE HEARS
FATHER IS AMONG
Capital Resident Said to Be Aboard the
Carpathia- With Others Taken
From the Titanic.
STEAMER IS NOW HEADED
FOR SOME AMERICAN PORT
Col. Archibald Graclo, 1527 Sixteenth street, Is saved from tho wreck
of the Tltanlo and Is on board the Carpathla headed for an American
port, according to wireless Information relayed from the Carpathia to
the Olympic, thence to Capo Race, and by telegraph to Washington,
where It was carried to his danghEer, Miss Edith Oracle, today.
Miss Oracle, overwrought by a day of suspense and the shock of the
news spread broadcast through the city last night that the Titanic had
tsunkjbroke down when informed of her father's safety.1
t?-I it truants it truer,rshe repeated when glVea'lJVo hopeful news.
Sobbing, she was later helped to her chamber. '
REPORTS WERE CONFUSING.
After tho first shock of the news or
her fathcr'a safety, equaled only by
the earlier news that he was numbered
among the missing, had passed away,
Miss Grade assumed a rather stoical
attitude, despite her evident nervous
collapse. Every edition of the papers
yesterday brought different news, al
ternating between declarations that the
Titanic would proceed under her own
ateam to port and statements that the
passengers and crew were lost.
Tho Impressions were so keen and suc
ceeded each other so rapidly that Miss
Oracle, after the first hungry accep
tance of the news of her father's safety,
became suspicious again and this noon
was waiting in fear for a contradic
tion. In the meantime the Grade house
was closed to Interviewers. Miss Grade
wished neither to see nor speak to any
one, feeling herself unable to discuss
a matter so vital. The housekeeper
maintained a vigilant watch over her
News Came Today.
The news of Colonel Grade's survival
from (tho wholeuato death list of tho
Titanic reached his daughter this morn
ing after a sleooless night. Since the
first unnouncemont of the wreck, the
housekeeper had been vigilantly search
ing for news, but thli morning she ex
orcised her disc-ration in carrying in
formation anl Inaulrles to Miss Grade.
Tier charge was in such a condition of
nervous collapse that she refused to
disturb her oxcjpt on a matter of ex
The news of the rescue of Colonel
Oracle Is the first hopeful news that
hui reached Washington since the dis
aster. The auartet of Washlngtontanu
on the great vessol were all of prom
inence, anil there was reason to believe
from all reports received prior to this
ir.ornn that all of them had been lost,
victim possibly to the gallantry of
mrn who looked after tho safety of
women and children flrnt.
The first dispatches were positive In
tone, asserting that women and children
constituted the list of the save. Men
appeared to be barred even from the
hope of safety.
Hope for the Others.
It Is hoped that since fuller Informa
tion regarding the list of survivors is
available that the names of some of
the other Washington men on the ves
sel will be found among those who
were saved. Nothing has been heard
definitely, however, about MaJ. Archi
bald Butt. Frank D. Millet, or Clarence
Mnnrn. Thev are still Included In the
ominous shadow of the early dispatches
that said that only "women and chil
dren" were taken off the Titanic.
The news received regarding Colonel
Grade In an indication of the splendid
effort that Is being made to get all
available Information of the disaster to
land. The news was relayed through
two wireless stations and handled
through two telegraph offices.
On account of the far eastern posi
tion of the Olymplo news Is received
one hour later In Washington than It
Is dispatched from the vessel. This de
lay will be overcome In the course of
the day, however, as the vessel bearing
Colonel Grade and other survivors will
journey 600 miles or more during the
day. bringing the ship very nearly with
in the limits of eastern time.
President and Friends
Of Major Butt Fear He
Went Down With Ship
"The White Stare Line Company has
searched lta list of survivors for the
aunt of Major Archibald UutL We
regret to say that his name does not
appear up to the present time among
those known to be saved."
The above message, in effect, wa re
ceived at the White House at noon to
day. It practically robbed tho President and
his official family of the last hope that
Mr. Taft's military aide had escaped in
the paralyzing marine disaster which
had sent the great Titanic to the bot
totm of the sea. ,
The President was in continual touch
with the White Btar offices during the
morning. He had sent a personal mes
sage to the head of the steamship com
pany In New York asking that he be
Informed, as soon an possible. If any
thing was heard of Major Butt.
White House Besieged.
From time to time the executive of
fire wan vlaltod bv prominent military
offlclils and .statesmen anxious to know
If anv word had been received.
HundiMs of messages of Inqulrv were
received In the meanwhile from friends
nnd relatives of tho Washlngtonlans
who were nissongyra on the doomed
"White Star liner.
To all of thess inaulrles President
T.ift's swinMarlcs replied that they
knew nothing more definite than that
which uppnarrd in the press dispatches,
To those who nuked atout Major Butt
thc replied that nothing had been
heard o fhlm. but thit they still hoped
to hsar of hN snfety.
But whmi at noon the telegraph key
ilcU-d out Its fateful message that
Majoi Eutt'n name did no appear in
nnv list, all hopo was practically aban
doned "Poor Butt." was the universal com
mpnt. And icrh.ipa the rrestest com
pllment those who hud known the mili
tary aid weio able to bestow found px
pi 'sslon In the lnvltable after thought;
"1 11 bet ho died like a man.''
During the afternoon a message was
received at the White House that
neither the Virginian nor the Parisian
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IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate met at noon.
Charges made before Interoceantc
Canals Committee that railroads 'aro
preparing to control coastwise trade
thrS igh Panama canal.
Finance Committee continues sugar
Crawford' bill passed looking to an In
ternational inquiry into high cost oif
! Hearing on Lakes-to-Gulf , project be-
I fore Commerce Committee.
! Senate passes bill aproprlatlrig $300,000
for flood protection along Mississippi.
House met at noon.
The House accepted the Senate amend
ment to the resolution congratulating
the Republic of China.
Congressman Graham again denied
charges by Congressman Mann re
lating to the alleged employment of
Mrs. Helen Gray by the Graham Com
mittee. Debate was resumed on the Postofflca.
Tho Rules Committee probably will re
port this afternoon a rule, making
parcels post legislation In order upon
the Postoftlce appropriation bill.
The Ways and Means Committee voted
to report a bill increasing from $100
to S300 the value of baggage brought
In duty free at American ports.
White House Callers.
Martina. N. J.
Weeks. Mass. Gardner. Mass.
Payne, N. X. Austin, Xtan.