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Screams of Drowning Victims Ring in Ears of Survivors
SIX OF TITANIC
SURVIVORS DIE
ON CARPATHIAi
Two Explosions Occurred on
Stricken Ship Before It
Went to Bottom
Captain Smith Stood on the
bridge as His Vessel
Went to Grave
(on tin tied From Paere 1
■was capable. This was the statement j
tonight of J. H. L. Moody, a quarter- |
master of the vessel and helmsman on J
the night of the disaster.
Hβ said the ship was making 21 !
.knots an hour and the officers were)
striving to live up to the orders to!
smash the record.
"It was close to midnight." said j
Moody, "and I was on the bridge wit* !
the second officer, who was in com- j
mand. Suddenly he shouted 'Port your j
helm. , T did so, but it was too late. |
Wβ struck the submerged portion of
the berg.
Of the many accounts given by the
passengers, most of them agreed that
the shock when tlie Titanic struck the
iceberg, although ripping its great sides
like a giant can opener, did not greatly
Jar the entire vessel, for the blow was
a. glancing one along the side. The |
accounts also agree substantially that
when the passengers were taken off on
the lifeboats there was no serious panic
'and that many wished to "remain on
'board the Titanic, believing it to be
■msinkable." .
STttRIES OF StVfERIXG
The most distressing stories are
those giving the experiences of the j
in lifeboats. These tell not I
of their own suffering, but give j
he harrowing details of how they saw |
he great hulk of the Titanic stand on
*>nd stern uppermost for many minutes )
before plunging to the bottom. As I
his awful spectacle was witnessed by •
he groups of survivors in the boats j
hey plainly saw many of those whom
hey had just left behind leaping from j
the decks into the water.
The arrival of the Carpathia l> ,
■ a vast multitude of persons to fie <"u
--rnrd dorks. They filled the vast pier
ar.'i overflowing tvt blocks.
'■ro'wded the nearliy st :•-■•: Through
. i*- all the rain fell steadily, adding a
{unt?ral aspect to the scene. The land
r the survivors , was attended with
little excitement, the crowds standing
in awelike silence as the group? in
>d along.
The docking actually began shortly
after 9 </<-iock and the disembarking
'of passengers was drf-fosed of so
Iy by the waiving of the usmil formal
ity that prat tically everytl)ins: had been
eoi rinded by I<vso o'< lock. The crowds
remained about the pier long rifter this,
however, to get 3 glimpse of ih*> rescu
- Ing steamer ami !•> hear the iiarrow
ing stories which !.;i<l !•<■• D brought
. by ihr: rescue hip.
»l HVIVOKS I.KAY X SHIP
Physicians and nurses went, aboard
fiie Carpathia before any one was al
lowed to go down tlie gangway. bul
BOOS after Hie first cabin passengers
women predominating, began descend
ing th« in. line. Some walked unaided
Some were assisted by friends, rela
tives and nurses and some were or
4treti-hers.
Mrs. .lohii .Jacob Astor, now a widow
was met by her stepson, Vincent Astor
r.nd her sister, Miss Force. .They em
braced with tears, hurried to an auto
mobile and -drove to the Astor towr
riIIVHI B SH.III s
The coo and more steerae* paaeengen
did not leave ill'? ship until 11 o'clock
They wore in a sad condition. Tiif
women w<-re without wraps, and tin
few men there wore very little clothing
.\ I'l'K'r Syrian woman, who sai<i eh*
Mrs. Habush, bound for Youngs
'own. < •., carried in her arms a 0 ycai
old baby i:irl. The child wore only j
liglit calico dress, was bare footed an<
' bare legged. This woman had lost hei
husband and three brothers.
1 lost four of my men folks, ,, sh<
-j fCimc not (o\riK.Mi;n
one of the meet Mneaifoeal storie;
that came from the Carpathfa was on*
that Captata Smith and the first office!
: and the chief engineer had shot them
■•selves when they realized that the shif
w*as doomeil. These reports could not
. be confirmed; in fa«t, they were doniec
by most of the althougl
or two Bald tliat they had heart
there was some .shooting.
The Titanic's four rescued officer!
■\\r--e iil.nfd abwd UM Rad Star linei
Lapland for the nifflit. They rWtta«<
to talk, Bayhkg tiiey were under instruc
tions to pive no information except t<
thp senate committee.
Taft Waits for News
WASHINGTON, April 18.—Presiden
Taft waited up until after midnight
hoping that some of the Titanic's. sur
s might tell something encourag
ing of Major Archibald Butt, his mili
tary aid, who v.as lost in the catas
• Colonel (Jracie's story blasted ',* ■
:af-t hope, and the president completed
."surrendered to ftis worst fears. Se. r»
tary Hilles remain<ii at the Wniti
Houpe and took the bulletins to th<
dent as they came.
■ n the last hope seemed to bi
. the presid'*r.t repfmted what h<
said earlier in the day: ,
SURVIVOR'S STATEMENT
ROAST FOR BRITISH LAWS
NEW YORK, April 18.— The following statement signed by
Samuel Goldenbcg chairman, and a committee of 25 surviving passengers
of the Titanic was given to the press on the arrival of the Carpathia:
We, tho undersigned surviving
passengers of the Titanic, in order
to forestall any sensational or ex
aggerated statements, deem it our
dufy to give the press >a statement
of facts which have come to our
knowledge, and \v!ii< Ii we believe to
be true:
On Sunday, April 14, 1912. at about
11:40 p. m.. on a cold, starlit night,
in a smooth sea and with no moon,
the ship struck an iceberg which
had been reported to the bridge by
lookouts, but not early enough to
avoid collision.
Steps were taken to ascertain the
damage and save passengers and
ship. Orders were given to put on
lifebelts and the boats were low
ered. The ship sank at about 2:20
a. m., Monday, and the usual dis
tress signals were sent out by wire
less and rockets were shot at in
tervals from the ship. Fortunately
the wireless message was received
by the Curard's Carpathia at about
midnight, and that ship arrived on
the scene of the disaster about 4
a. m., Monday.
The officers and crew of the
steamship Carpathia had been pre
paring all night <or the rescue and
comfort of thp survivors and the
last mentioned were received on
board with the most touching care
and kindness, every care being
given, irrespective of class. The
passengers, officers and crew gave
up their staterooms, clothing and
comforts for our benefit, all honor to
them.
The Knglisli Board of Trade pas
sengers" certificate on board the Ti
tanic showed approximately 3.500.
The sara» certificate called for life
boat accommodations for approxi
mately DSO in the following boats:
Fourteen large lifeboats, two
smaller boats and four collapsible
boats. »L.ife preservers were acces
sible and apparently in sufficient
number for all on board.
The approximate number of pas
sengers carried at the time of the
accident was:
First <-la;--!=. 330: second class, 320;
SUFFERINGS OF
WOMEN RELATED
BY SPECTATOR
Woman Passenger Recalls Ter=
rible Experience When Offi=
cers Shot Steerage Men
XF-:\Y YORK, April IS.—Tin- suffer
ings ->f VM Titanic's passengers when j
taken off tt»« lifeboats by the Carpathia j
! were graphically told by John Kuhl of:
Omaha, who \v;*s ■ ptBMWtHT <>n the
latter vessel.
"In spite of tlve suffering and the j
I c-.owded condition of the boats." said
i Kuhl. "the utmost heroism was dis-
I played l>y all the unfortunates. When
they were lifted to the deck of the Car
pathia many of the women broke down
completely and there were many touch
ing scenes. Many of the women were |
incoherent and several were almost
insane."
According to Miss Slater, the orchestra
played until the last. When the vessel
took its fin:il plunge the strains of a
j lively air mingled grrwsomely with the
I eri<ts of th">Sf> who realized that they
I were face to tare with death.
"It was terrible." .said Mips Slater,
who had come from her home in Kng- |
(land to visit ■ brother, an architect, in
I this city.
• -From tl:c moment the vessel struck,
or as soon as the members of the or
chestra could be collected, there was a
steady round of lively airs. It did
much to keep up the spirits of every
one and probably served as much as
the efforts of the officers to prevent
panic."
When the ship struck the icebeFg
Miss Slater went on deck. She was
ordered to go back to bed, which she
did OB being assured there was no
danger. Half an hour later she heard
confusion on deck and heard some one
cry, "Order every one to don a life
belt:"
Running on deck after dressing
iieain, MUM Slater was ordered t<» the
boat deck aloft.
When I got there," she said, "1
] found an indescribable scene. A num
! ber of the steerage men passengers
j had attempted to seize'one of the boats,
and there was a brisk revolver fire; |
many men fell under it. Then prompt
and drastic action of ■ the officers re
stored order.
"There were many touching scones
as the boats put off. I saw Colonel j
John Jacob Astor hand his young wife!
J into a boat tenderly and then ask an
' officer whether he BktCht also go. When
j permission was rrfrptil he stepped
back and coolly took out his cigarette
case.
" 'Goodby, dearie,' he called gaily as
lie lighted a cigarette and leaned over
the rail. '11l join later.'
"Another man, a Frenchman, T be
lieve, approached one of the boats
about to be lowered. He had with him
two beautiful little boys. An officer
waved him back sternly. 'Bless you, ,
he said. I don't want to go. but for
God's sake take the boys. Their mother
is waiting for them in New York. , The {
boys were taken aboard." j
QI AXT ITT? A MOTROO P*TT "EVDTTI A V iPRTf, 1Q IQl'>
third Class, Tf.O. Total, 1,400. Of
fx-ers-and crew, 940. Total, 2.340. Of -
the foregoing the following were
rescued by the steamship Carpathia:
First class, 210; second class, 125;
third ciass, 200: officers, 4; seamen.
59; steward?. 96; firemen, 71. Total,
210 of the crew. Net total of 745
saved; was about SO per cent of the
maximum capacity of the lifeboats.
We feel it our duty to cal! the
attention of the public to what we
consider the inadequate supply of
life saving - appliances provided for
on modern passenger steamships and
recommend that immediate steps be
taken to compel passenger steamers
to carry sufficient boats to accom
modate the maxium number of peo
ple carried on board. The follow
ing facets were observed and should
be considered in this connection:
The insufficiency of lifeboats,
rafts, etc.; lack of trained seamen
to man same (stokers, stewards, etc.,
are not efficient boat handlers); not
enough officers to carry out emer
gency orders on the bridge to super
intend the launching and control of
lifeboats; absence of searchlights.
The board of trade rules allow for
entirely too many people in each
boat to permit the same to be prop
erly handled. On the Titanic the
boat deck was about 75 feet above
water and consequently the pas
sengers were required to embark
before lowering of boat?, thus en
dangering the operation and pre
venting the taking on of the maxi
mum number the boats would hold.
Boats at all times to be properly
equipped with provisions, water,
lamps, compasses, lights, etc.
saving boat drills should be more
frequent and thoroughly carried out,
and officers should be armed at boat
drills.
Great reduction in speed in fog
and ice, as damage if collision actu
ally occurs is liable to be less.
In conclusion we suggest that an
international conference be called to
recommend the passage of identical
laws providing for the of all
at sea, and we urge the United
States government to take the In
itiative as soon as possible.
MONEY RAISED
FOR SUFFERERS
AS FIRST AID
New York Stock Brokers Send
$20,000 for Distribution
on the Pier
[specid/ Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK. April 18.—A committee.
from the New York Stock exchange
brought to the Cunard pier shortly be
fore the Carpathia arrived $20,000 In
cash to be distributed among those
most in need of assistance.
This money was raised on the ex
change today by popular subscription
and brought to the pier in an oblong
box. The committee was composed of
E. H. Thomas, president of the ex
change; Charles Nibloch, H. N. Barruch,
Charles Holsdoner and J. Carlisle. Sur
veyor Henry assigned to their use the
little custom house on the pi^r.
The relief fund started by Mayor
Gaynor in response to a cable from
the lord mayor of London and the. fund
of the women's relief committee hardly
had been announced before contribu
tions began to pour in today.
Before the day was over more than!
$25,-000 had been received at the mayor's
nfJic" am! between $12,000 and $15,000 J
at 0 Lexington avenue, the residence of
Mrs. Abraham S. Hewitt. Tn addition
to this, nearly $7,000 was collected by
newspapers, making about $50,000
raised during the day from various
source?.
The largest individual subscription
was that of J. P. Morgan & Co. This
firm sent a check lor $10,000 as soon as,
it was learned that the mayor had ,
started a fund.
Andrew Carnegie gave, $. r .,000, and j
there were several subscriptions of
$1,000 each.
T)\o American Rod Cross was allowed
Iby tlu- floor committee of the stock
! exchange to start a fund there, and,
although the amount .subscribed by
brokers during business hours was not
announced tonight, S. S. Bicknell, agent
of the society, said that he had received
! several thousand dollars.
ISMAY EARLY IN
1 BOAT, IS CHARGE
NEW YORK, April IS.—According to
Mrs. W. J. Cardeza of Philadelphia, who
told her story after she--had arrived at
the Ritz-Carlton with T. D. M. Cardeza,
J. Bruce Ismay was not only safely
seated in a lifeboat before it was filled,
but he also selected the crew that rowed
th«? boat.
According to Mrs. Cardeza, Ismay
knew that Cardeza. was an expert oars
man and he beckoned him into the boat.
Cardeza manned an oar until Isniays
i boat was picked up about two hours
S later.
LEGAL BATTLES
WILL PIVOT ON
ISMAY'S ORDERS
Maritime Lawyers Discuss the
White Star Line's Liability
for Losses iri Wreck
If Titanic Disregarded Safety
to Make Speed Record
Owners Open to Suit
The legal relations borne by J. Bruce
Ismay, multimillionaire, toward the
White Star line as its controlling di
rector, taken In connection with his
official relations with Captain E. J.
Smith of the lost liner Titanic, and
the reports that Ismay was responsible
for the silence of the wireless aboard
the Cunarder Carpathia while home
ward bound with, the survivors, caused
comment among maritime lawyers here
yesterday.
The discussion of the aspects of Brit,
ish law, under which the Titanic sailed;
the laws governing the equipment of
the vessel; the maritime laws govern
ing the liability of the company, were
topics of discussion, and, summed up
by William P. Humphreys, one of the
leading marine lawyers of the Pacific
coast and member of the firm of Green,
Humphreys & Green, resulted in the
following statement by him:
SILEXCE OMINOUS
"If Bruce Ismay were cognizant of
threatened danger brought about
through a desire to establish a new
speed record across the Atlantic; If he
were privy to the captain's desire to
J break the record, or had even urged
Captain Smith to speed his ship, then
Ismay. as controlling director, removed
I from the White Star line all limits of
i liability Imposed by British law and
i left the company open to suits by rela
tives for damages in any amount. Of
j course, this would be contingent upon
I Tsmay's relations to the company; upon
j his relations to Captain Smith. The
I silence of Ismay, however, raised the
conjecture- that he Is desirous of first
consulting the attorneys for the White
j Star line before making any public
j statement."
Humphreys, while associated with the
late Milton Andross, carried to the
United States court a success
ful fight over td'dl lfcss of the ill fated
I Rid Janeiro, sunk in Golden Gate with
i great loss of life, contending that the
American law governing adequate
equipment had not been obeyed because
the vessel carried a Chinese crew. A
similar point, according to Humphreys,
might b<» raised in the case of the
Titanic, if it could be shown that that
vessel, complying with regulations of
the British board of trade relying In
the captain, hari carried an owner who
might have even suggested to the cap
tain a course of action that would im
peril tives and cargo.
-
! i.\\\ LIMITS I»\MAC;F.«
I
"The British law," said Humphreys,
! "holds that the ship owners may not
be sued for unlimited damages, pro
vided they comply with the regula
tions of the board of trade. Tn this re
spect, if the Titanic should go to sea,
equipped with only a few boats, l>lll if
they w*»re all that were demanded by
the law-, the owners still could prove
adequate equipment and claim limited
liability.
"On the other hand, if a part owner,
in this qase. a director of the corpora
tion, were aboard and in any way were
privy to a violation of the law, the
company, by his act, would participate
equally in the act, and the limitation >
of damages would be removed.
"The British law says: 'The owners
of a ship, British or foreign, shall not, I
Wliere any of the following oeurrences
take place without their fault or priv
ity; <a> where any loss of life or any
Personal injury is caused to any per- I
son being carried in the ship; (b)
where any damage or loss is caused to
any goods, merchandise or other things
whatsoever on board the slii \ be liable
beyond the following amounts, that is
to say, in respect of loss of life or
personal injury, either alone or to
gether with loss or damage to vessels,
goods, merchandise or other things, an
aggregate amount not exceeding 15
pounds (sterling) for each ton of their
ship's tonnage.'
OWXBRS* RESPONSIBILITY
"Abbott on shipping, says: 'If a part
owner is privy to improper navigation,
his liability is unlimited,' while Bene
dict's Admiralty holds that: 'In cases
of corporate owners, the privity of a
j corporate officer of -the corporation
I must be that of the corporation."
"In any event, under British law, the
company could become a defendant in
a limited amount of damages. Under
American law, suit could be brought in
the United States circuit court in the
southern district of New York, for the
White Star possesses valuable holdings
on American soil. But should it turn
out that lsmay wished or ordered the
captain to proceed at high speed, the
contention undoubtedly would be made
that all limit of the line's liability had
been removed."
Cousin of Stead in S v outh
[Special Diipatch to The Call]
PORTERVILLE, April 18.—William T.
Stead, the veteran editor of the London
Review of Reviews, who was a pas
senger on the Titanic and who is among
the lost, was a cousin of W. P. Duncan,
a prominent citizen of this city. Dun
can said this afternoon that he had not
seen hie cousin for* 30 years, but re
membered their schooldays together
distinctly.
PLIGHT OF PASSENGERS
RESCUE BY CARPATHIA
NEW YORK, April 18.— A passenger on the Carpathia made the
following statement regarding the rescue of the surviving passengers of the
Tiianic :
I was awakened at about half-past
12 at nignt by a comniotipn on the
decks, which seemed unusual, but
there was no excitement.. As the
boat was moving, I paid little at
tention to it* and went to sleep
again.
About 3 o'clock I again awakened.
I noticed that the boat had stopped.
I went to the deck. The Carpathia
had changed its course. Lifeboats
were sighted and began to arrive,
and soon, one by one, they drew up
to our side.
There were 16 in all, and the
transferring of the passengers was
most pitiable. The adults were as
sisted in climbing the rope ladders
by ropes adjusted to their waists.
The little children and babies were
hoisted to the deck in bags. Some
of the boats were crowded, a few
were not half full. This I could not
understand.
Some people were in full evening
dress; others were in their night-/
clothes and were wrapped in blan
kets. These, with immigrants in all
sorts of condition, were hurried into
the saloon for a hot breakfast. They
had been in the open boats for four
or five hours, in the most biting air
I ever experienced.
There were husbands without
wives, wives without husbands,
parents without children, and chil
dren without parents. But there
DR. DODGE SAYS
WOMEN REFUSED
TO LEAVE SHIP
Major Butt and Colonel Astor
Stood Together When the
Titanic Sank
Continued From Faere I
tra precaution the women and children
should be placed In the lifeboats.
"Kvorything was still quiet and or
derly when T placed Mrs. Dodge and the
boys in the fourth or fifth boat. I be
lieve there were 20 boats lowered away
altogether. I did what I could to help
In keeping order, as after the sixth or
seventh boat was launched the excite-
ment began.
0
"Some of the passengers fought with
such desperation to g*t !i\to the. life
boats that the officers shot them and
their bodies fell into the ocean."
"It was 10:30 o'clock when the colli
sion occurred, and 1:55 o'clock when the
ship went down," he said. "Major Arch
ibald Butt stood with John Jacob Astor
as the water rolled over the Titanic.
"I saw Colonel Astor, Major Butt and
Captain Smith standing together about
11:30 o'clock. There was absolutely no
excitement among them. Captain
Smith said there was no danger.
"The starbord side of the Titanic
struck the big berg and the ice was
piled up on the poop deck. None of us
had the slightest realization that the
ship had received its death wound. ,,
MRS. STRAIS , HEROISM
"Mrs. Straus showed most admirable
heroism. Sho refused in a very de
termined manner to' leave her husband,
I although she twice was entreated to
j get Jnto the boats. Straus declined
j with great force to get !n the boats
while any women were left.
"I wish you would say for me that
Colonel Astor, .Major Butt. Captain
Smith and every man in the C&bing
acted the part of a hero that awful
night.
"As the excitement began I saw an
officer of the Titanic shoot down two
steerage passengers in a crowd from
the steerage which was endeavoring to
rush the lifeboats. I have learned since
that 12 of the steerage passengers were
shot altogether, one officer shooting
down six. The first cabin men and
women behaved with great heroism."
STEWARD BKLPBB DODGE
One of the stewards of the Titanic
with whom Mr. and Mrs. Dodge had
crossed the Atlantic before on the
Olympic knew them well. He recog
nized Dodge as the thirteenth boat was
being filled. The steerage passengers :
were being shot down and some of the \
steerage passengers were stabbing'
right and left In an endeavor to reach
tho boats.
The thirteenth boat was filled on one
side with children, fully 20 or ."JO of
them, and a few women. All in the
boat were panic stricken and scream
ing. The steward had been ordered
to take charge of the thirteenth, and,
seizing Dodge, pushed him into the
boat, exclaiming that he needed his
help in caring for his helpless charges.
MRS. DODGE'S EXPERIENCE
Dodge said that when the boats were
drawing away from the ship they could
hear the orchestra playing. "Lead,
Kindly Light," and rockets were going
up from the Titanic in the wonderfully
clear night. "We could see from jthe
distance that two boats were being
made ready to be lowered. The panic
was in the steerage and'it was in that
portion of the ship that the shooting
was made necessary."
"I will never forget," Mrs. Dodge
said, "the awful scene of the great
steamer as we drew away. Prom • the
upper rails heroic husbands and fathers
Avas no demonstration; no sobs —
scarcely a word spoken. They
seemed to be stunned.
Immediately after breakfast
divine service was • held in the
saloon. One woman died in the life
boat, three others died soon after
reaching our deck. Their bodies
were buried in the sea at 5 o'clock
that afternoon. None of the rescued
had any clothing except what they
had on. A relief committee was
formed and our passengers contrib
uted enough for their immediate
needs.
When the lifeboats pushed away
from the steamer Titanic the
steamer was brilliantly lighted, the
band was playing and the captain
was standing on the deck giving
directions.
The bow was well submerged and
the keel rose high above the water.
Suddenly the Titanic seemed to
break in two. The next moment
everything disappeared. The sur
vivors were so close to the striking
steamer that they feared the life
boats would be drawn into the vor
tex. There were preparations for a
brilliant party to be given on board
the next evening.
On our way back to New York
we steamed along the edge of a
field of ice which seemed limitless.
As far as the eye could see to the
nort hthere was po blue water. At
one time I counted 13 icebergs.
■were waving »and throwing kisses to
their women folk In the receding life
boats."
This statement from Mr. and Mrs.
Dodge was sent to their friends in Cal
ifornia through The Call:
"We wish to thank our friends in
San Francisco and other cities on the
Pacific coast for their kind expressions
received in their scores of telegrams
which we found awaiting us. We will
leave for home after a few days rest.
Best wishes to all."
Dodges in Good Health
Dr. Washington Dodge and his fam
ily are in good health, despite the har
rowing experiences of the wreck of
the Titanic, according to a telegram
received last night by Richard Altscrhul
of the Anglo and L<ondoii Paris National
bank. The message was from Altschul's
brother, who lives in New York. It
read as follows:
"Doctor Dodge and family safe and in
good health. They are staying for the
present at the Hotel Wolcott with the
family of Doctor Zedever."
The message was telephoned to Harry
Dodge, son of Doctor Dodge, and dis
pelled any doubts regarding the safety
of his father and mother.
FLAG AT HALF MAST FOR
TITANIC'S BRAVE DEAD
The flag on the Merchants' exchange
will be flown at half mast today in
sympathy with the sorrow of the com
munity over the loss of life in the
wreck of the-Titanic. The members of
the Chamber of Commerce generally
will follow this example in observing
respect for those who went down with
the vessel.
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The Euphona Player-Piano
Price $485
A splendid combination of player and piano, each
up to the minute in design, appearance and musi
, sical quality, is the most notable accomplishment
yet brought out to meet this great demand.
The Euphona Player-Piano is the product of one
of the most celebrated American factories, The
Cable Company, an organization noted, for the
merit of its instruments, the thoroughness of its
work and is progressiveness.
By all means examine carefully, test fully this
Player-Piano before your decision is made. You
will be amply repaid. It is sold on very easy pay
ments.
VICTOR TALKING MACHINES— SHEET MUSIC
TWO ENTRANCES:
135-153 Kearny and 217-225 Sutter Street
OAKLAND—r>IO TWELFTH AND 110.". WASHINGTON.
SAN JOSE—II 7 SOUTH FIRST ST.
GRIEF INVADES
THE TENEMENTS
ON EAST SIDE
Crowds of Foreign Born in New
York Awaited Carpathia
in Sorrow
Churches in Alien Quarters Are
Thronged by Relatives of
Titanic Victims
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, April 18.—Never before
has the great cosmopolitan East side of
New Tork, of more than 2.000,000 per
sons, displayed such intense anxiety as
was evidenced over the arrival of the
sorrow laden Carpathla.
Hundreds of persons who live in tli*
tenements of the Polish quarter, the
Ghetto, Little Italy and those neighbor
hoods inhabited by small groups of
Greeks, Slavs, Hungarians, Magyar?.
Syrians and Russians, had fathers am!
mothers, brothers, sisters and other
relatives on the big liner that now lies
two miles below the surface of the
North Atlantic.
All day long gTOups of persons were
seen entering churches and synagogues
to pray for the safety of friends and
relatives and to pray for the
the souls of those who perished. Tear
stained faces for the last few days have
haunted the offices of the White Star
line and the quarters of' General Nelson
H. Henry, surveyor of the port of Ifew
York, asking for the latest wireless
reports.
Many Inquirers could not speak Eng
lish and went with interpreters, or with
a mute appeal In their eyes gave the
officers slips of paper upon which som«
friend had written the name of tho
passenger whose fate was in question.
SURVIVOR TELLS
3 HOW ASTOR DIED
NEW YORK. April 18.—One version
of the deaths of John Jacob Astor and
William T. Stead was told by Philip
Mock, who, with his sister, Mrs. Paul
Schabert, were among the survivors.
"Many men were hanging to rafts
in the sea," said Mock. "William T.
Stead, the author, and Colonel John
Jacob Astor clung to a raft. They
became frozen and were compelled
to released their holt!. Both were
drowned."
According to a surgeon of the New
York hospital who went aboard the
Carpathia after she docked, four bodies
were buried at sea from that steam
ship.
The chief steward of the Carpathi.i
explained the large number of the crew
saved by saying that the majority <:f
them had jumped fro mthe Titanic and
were picked up by the boats.
Mrs. Samuel S, Lindstrom. a survivor,
arrived at the Manhattan hotel tonight.
So weakened had become her condition
Jt was necessary to carry lior in ft
stretcher from a taxicab in wblct) ehe
was conveyed fro mth epier to her
room.
William MrTntyre. John Thompson
and Thomas Wheatley were taken to
, St. Vincent's hospital.

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