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Disaster Compared with Failure of the Great Eastern Half a Century Ago. HUGE LOSSES AT LLOYDS' Rates To Be Demanded in Future for Insuring Leviathans Will Be Higher than for Smaller Vessels. [By Cable to T .. Tribun?.] London. April 2<?.--The Titanic dix aster is still on th?? tip of every tongue At the instance of the Seamen's and firemen's Union th?- Labor representa Uves Ht Westminster intend to bring under the notice of ihe government at once two important points raised by the loas of the world's biggest liner. One request concerns the number of boats to be carrted by oceangoing liners and toe other refers to arrangements for remov? ing paascngers from'sinking ships. It is asserted that it is the invariable rule to give precedence to first class passengers, so that la case of a wreck the steerage male passenger? stand little or no chance of being rescued. To meet this criticism the suggestion Is raailo that the Board of Trade should frame . regulation, apportioning a definite num? ber ot boats to each clas. of passengers. ? In proportion to the number of passen? ger? carried. In shipping circles the question Is aahed. Will the Titanic disaster hav? an effect similar to that of the tsllure of the Great Eastern? Iaambard Brunei's leviathan was to have revolutionized ?hipping, but misfortune dogged her from the start. She wa? considered to hav? overstepped reasonable dimensions, and forty-five years elapsed after ahe was launched before anything like a notable departure from the 6,000 or 7,000 ton liner was a^ain attempt*?d. The Big Ship Folly. Part of th? big ship folly these days lies in the disproportion between In? crease of else and i nortea*? of cost. The Germanic and the Britannic, built for the White Star Line in 1S75, cost only ?SI.000,000 each. They were fifteen knot v?asela, and the estimated cost of a twenty knot liner fourteen years later wa? just double that sum. This, agaJn, was nearly doubled after another ten years, when the second Oceanic was built. Her actual figure was ?700.000 ($8,600,000). yet the first Oceanic sold for WO.OOO. This year already no fewer than twenty vessels have been posted as missing at Lloyds, the latest being the Liverpool steamer Ma roa, a flne ship of more than four thousand tons net. It la certain that the diswter to the Titanic will cause underwriters to consider very' seriously the huge losses with which they are faced through the tendency to build larger and larger vessels, and in all probability some Important changes will tako place In practice at Lloyds dealing with these leviathans. One thing at least le apparent?1. e., that owners, in the case of the larger vessels, will have to pay substantially higher rates of pre ?liurn than will prevail in the case of smaller ones. Floating Wrecks a Danger. The exact loss to Lloyds and tho great marine insurance companies over the ??inking of the Titanic may never be known Insurance authorities frankly admit there are no means of ascertaining the actual loss involved. A leading ship owner expresses the opinion that many boats go down as a result of collision with floating wrecks. Even the biggest Atlantic steamer, if she squarely (truck a waterlogged, ?amber laden Norwegian "windjammer" floating on her cargo on? ly, would doubtless either have to be written oit aa a total loss or included in th? missing list. The Board of Trade has been repeat? edly urged to follow the lead set by the American government and maintain ves ??-s for the purpose of seeking out these ocean perils and blowing them up, but has consistently refused. Sydney Bux ton, president of the board, not long ago in reply to a question in the Commons ?n the subject, said he saw no reason for action in the matter. TITANIC J.NGLE~BY MAIL "Mother, Put the Kettle On," Wrote Mr. Oollett. [By T?-l#rraph to Th* Tribune! Auburn. X. T., April 20.-A postear? sent by th? Rev. Sidney Collett before he ?all?, on th? Titanic was received her? to. ?nay. it contained th? following Jli ? Mother, put the kettle- on. Let's have a cup of tea Heady for the dear old Sid, Who's coming home from ??.. You'll be glad to eee him. And kiss blrn .i'h deliahi Bo. mother, put the k- ttie en. I'm coming home all right. A letter mailed une day before the Titanic ?ailed said: "In xbe event of anything unforeseen hap? pening to me in my Journey to you, please open th? inclosed letter addressed to me. 'SIDXF.Y. * Inclosed iras a scal?*d envelope which vas not opene?.!. Mr. Collett comes lion.? to Ua" en Monday. DANGERS OF F.1T MOW FAT AFFECTS THt MJV.Ys o? (..-.i. be?*ome at* ? .???ted by fatty j deposits before ; any other organ. ! Probably there Is , no more Impor- ' tant function of ! igg entire tody ? than that p?-?r- . formed by th?. : Wdtievs. A i y Interruption or Im- ; pairment ?>f this function must nec ? ?mirily soo.i rcM.lt In serious \e And not tht. least of these danger? is the gradual change In i substance of the organ? tbemeelvea. I You will hardly tare to risk Bright'? i Disease, or the torture of Rheuma ' tUm, to say nothing of the unwel . conic burden of fat which attacks < tb? whole body, making H a sight ' far from attractive. There I? une ! aur?, harmless means by which fat ? may be check. .1; that is the famous ? Marmolu Prescription of a Detroit ! ?physician, rendered more c?iiv?n.t.it i and effective in Marmola Prescrlp ' tipn Tablet?. AU druggists ne\) Mar ? mola Prescription Tablets, and their i price 1? 76c for a large case, or they ?will ?he sent p-.stpaid on receipt of Ij price bv the Marmola Co., 1012 Far? mer Bldg, Detroit. Mich. By their Q ufe .xerois* and dieting may b?dis I carded; a smooth, clear complexion and even aatinact.ry reduction ac? complished at the rate of 10 to 1? . cunees a dar. nip TTT.VTf QTA?TINC ON HFR FIRST AND LAST TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGE. 1HE TITAMC START llfG U?H HO n?oi ^^ i-^ ^ frfiIU . r e,. M da ?^ . , ?l,is|?u au ?arrmvly avert*!. After this ominous *rt the Titan!..- up^led tu IM. Tbe big liner a* ?Im was leaving Southampton on April in. at VMS p. m. PbOtOfraph takca SCTlbtd in cable. Uayatdm ;u'>!i*tie<1 in The TrflMM of April 11. A p?M-slM? dai (SAVE THEIR LIVES THAT~ WOMEN MIGHT BE SAVED Witnesses Tell of Brave Deeds on the Titanic that Will Ever Live in the Annals of American Manhood. In the annals of American manhood the last moments of the brave men | who stood by the rail of the sinking Titanic, sending their women to *?fety ? while the icy waters in which they saw their graves crept upward, will long be remembered. The story of them would fill a volume that no eye could read i without dimming with t tear of sorrow and brightening with a gleam of inspira? tion. The story is still only in fragments, told by hearts too full to speak the things they saw in connected form. Here are a few statements by eye-wit? nesses o? how a number of the m<**n already known to two continents earned immortal fame; JOHN JACOB ASTOR. Ml ?a Margaret Maya sa'd: "Colaael tor. with his wife, rami on deck at moment that I got Into a boat and en another boat niar by. Colonel Astor ha arms about Ms wife and assist?-*! her the boat. At the time there were no wc waiting to get Into the boats, and the a officer it that point Invited Colonel A to get Into the boat with his wife, colonel, after looking around and aeelni women, ?cot Into th?** boat and his threw h?-r arms about him "The boat in "-"hich Colon"' AatOT his wife -were ?sitting was about *o be I ered, when a woman came running ou the companlonway. Raising his hi Colonel Astor stopped the preparation; lower his boat and. stepping out. as*l the woman Into the ?sent he had occup Mrs. Astor cried out and wanted to get of the boat with her hushand. h_t colonel patted her on th?? back and i something In a low tone of voice. As boat W86 being lowered I heard h'.m t The ladles will have to go first.' " Colonel Archlband Grade said; '" conduct of Colonel Astor was deserving the highest praise. l?e devoted all energy to saving bis young bride, ?.-ho * in delicate health. Colonel Astor help???! in our effort? to get her Into the boat lifted her Into the boat, and as she t? her place Colonel Asior req'iested pern ?Ion of the aecond officer to go with for her own protection. The officer t him no man should go aboard the b until all the women were off. and Colo Astor simply Inquired a? to the number tha boat, and turned to th? work of cle, log other boats and reassuring frlghtci women." Dr. Washington Dodge aald: "I a Colonel Astor standing at attention be? Major Butt as the ship went down." Miss Hilda Slater said; * I saw Colo* Actor hand his wile into a l-oat tend? and the? ask an officer whether he rats also go. When permission v.a_ refused stepped back and coolly took out his clgi ?tte case. Good-by, dearie,' he called her as he lighted a cigarette ?nd lean over the rail; "I'll Join you later " " A boy of fourteen years told Capta Charlea F. Grain, a paa?enger on th? Ca patina: ' I owe my life to Colonel Ast? When I trie* to get into one of the ill boats a sailor pushed me away, sayin You're not a girl.' Colouel Astor, wl happened to be near, caw the Incident, an picking up a girl's hat from the dec pill-Mi It down o*'er my head. Th?*n I ?-lipped me Into a bout just as It a* being lowered, and T --.as saved." Mrs. Thomas M. Curdoz? said: "I ?a the farewell between Colonel Aetor and h wife. He helped her into the boat, kl.?--" her goodby und thin resolutely refused i get in after her. In ?spite of iV-r tears tin entreaties." I H. *?. flieffanson esld: "I flrat saw Ast?. helping to load some ?tcerage women lut UM lifeboat*, and a few minute? later, o an upper deck 1 met Mr?. Aater. I sal to her: 'Why, Mrs. Astor, haven't you in yet?* Then Colonel Amor came up and sal to ber: Tve been looking for you. dear; -.o must get into a lifeboat.' The two of u help?*- her Into a boat, and Just then a offlwr called out. 'Lower that lifeboat! A?t?*?r put hla hand on his wife's should?r leaned over her for a moment, und sa.d '?Goodby. sweetheart; don't worry.' Mi kissed her, und then, a? the boat was low ered away, he smiled and waved his han< to her " Alfred "Whitman, bnrber on the Tltanl? setdl "I was standing beside Colonel Astoi wli.n the ship started to take her la*i plunge I told him I was going to Jump ?You're a fool to Jump.' he said. Th?r?i are fceveral mere rafts on board.' Ther< are tu, more raits,' I told him. *For God'i sake, net a lite-preserver and Jump!' Tm not going to Jump,' he said. *There must be another raft.' Then he put out his hand and **.e shock. I Jumped." John P. Snyder said: "Colon?*-! Astor was regarded a?* rartlculurly heroic. After he bu'P hla wife goodby he remained by the rail, helping the other women and chlhJran Into the boats. The n?*xt to the last boat was about to be lowered, when a little elght-year-cl?** boy was separat?d from hi? mother be?*ause he was a male, an?) she was plactwl In the boat. Picking ?ip a littie girl* hat. which had dropr?*. on th? tleck. Colonel Astor shov??d it dow-t on the hoyt h?:ud and, turning up the collar of his cost, hu??: ." h'-r into the boat beside his ago t?ami m*nh*-r. -There.' i *ieird him aiy. ?,o- n iressed like a s?r? jio*y. and no' l body will ever know th? difference.' '* j MR. AND MRS. STRAUS. Colonel Archil .ill Qfacfci raid 'Mr?. I?l-' dor Straus WgoA to li?r <i?ath becau?? she ? would not desert her husband. Although he1 pleaded with her to take her place In the*, ?boat she steadfastly refused, and when the ? shit? settled at th? head the twowere en-I gulfed by th? wave that swept hoi.' Mies Ellen Bird, maid to Mrs. ?.traus, said: "Mr. Straus stepped aside when th? first boat was being flll?d, explaining that he could not go until all th? wom??n and children had places 'Where yr?u in., papa, I shall be.' spoke up Mrs. Straus, lajee.? lng all entreaties to enter tho boat. Mr. j Straus vainly attempted to persuade hti j wife to enter the second bost, a?, urlnr: her thai eventually h?; would find a place aft?r j all the wom?n and children had been tak?*n off. 'One after another the boats WOT. low? ered. Finally that In which Mrs. J..hn Jacob Astor was res?ued was male reaelv. Here Is a place for you, Mrs. Straus." cried Mrs. A?t<-?r. Mrs. Straus only shrank closer to her husband. Several passengers, at l?ast two of them being women, attempt? ed to force Mrs .Streue- Into the boat, but she cried out ?gainst separation from her husband, snd ordered her maid. Mi?s Bird, to take the place teside Mrs. Astor. "'Von go.' gal.l Mrs. Straus to ?e? I must stay with my husband. Mis. Paul Sehabert aald: "Mrs. Straus declared that t-he would not leave her hu.??- ! ba.id, who had . stateroom near rae and to I whom I spoke frequentlv. They were ' standing arm In *rm as the lifeboat left. She would not forsake her husband. Sh? I clung to him a* she refused, and they went down arm In arm.'' Bjornstrom StetTapscn, an attscl?* ot th* Swedish Legation, said: "In the excitement I liean". son? one ?ay: | Mrs. Strau?, yet must go.' Turning aroumi. I I yaw the Strauses standing together. The I men were talking to Mrs. Straus. Xo, no; ? I will not to"' she cried to her hu?band; 'I cannot leave you!" Th'n some one said. 'You both can go. There'? room for both' " 'As long as there la a woman on this ?\ftssel,' said Mr. Straus. 'I will not leave. They are the first who must be looked after When th?y sr? safe then come the men. But not until all the women are In the boats will I put my foot In a lifeboat.' " 'Y?u are an old man, Mr. Straus.' some? body said. 'I am not too old to sacrifice taramos" tor a woman.' wa? th? reply. Th* struggle which ensued wh'n Mr. I Straus tried to for? ? hi? wife Into the bout ! Is a picture which I ?hall never forget It ! wa? more than pitiful. Mrs. Straus won It, and went down with her husband when tlM Titanic rank." Mr. and Mr?. A. A. Dick aald. "As our boat, the last boat of all to go, moved awe y from th? ?hip we could plainly see Mr. and Mrs. Strau? standing near the rail with their arms around each other. The lights of the Titanic were all bum Ina .n?l th- band was playing. To me th? most affectihg episode Ot the whole disaster was that Una) Kllmpsc of this elderly couple, han?! In hand, awaiting the i end together." Mrs. Churchill Candee. of Washington. ? ??Id : "I wa? etarlinjr close to Mr. and ? Mr?. Isldor Strau? wlun th? lifeboat? were i lowered. Mr?, btraus was urged to take her place In one of them, but she resolutely ! refused to leave her husband's side." ?ENJAPyilN GUGGENHEIM. , Jame? Etches, assistant steward of the Titanic, ?ays: "Mr. Guggenheim was one of my charges. R. had his secretary with him?an Armenian about twenty-four years ? | old. Both died like soldiers. '?When the crash came 1 awakened them , and told them to get dressed. A few niln ;ute? iat?r I went to th?lr rooms and helped 'th?m g?t ready. I put a life preserver on '.mir. Guggenheim. He said It hurt his back, | and a? there wa? plenty of tlm? I took It joff and readjusted It. Then I pulled a heavy gOMgagag over Mr. Guggenheim's head ?nd both wenj out. "They went from on? lifeboat to another helpltiK the women and children. Mr. Gug? genheim was shouting: 'Women flr?t! Women first:' They were of great ______?? jame to the oltl?m, What surprised m? waa that both Mr. Guggenheim and his secretary were in evening clothe*. They had dellt>erately taken off their?, __*.. eater? ! and ?o far a? I could se? wore no lifebelts." " What's that for?' 1 asked. " We've dressed up in our be?t.' said Mr. j Guggenheim, 'and are prepared to go down I like gen t lamen ' "Then he gave me this m??rag? to hi? j wife: *lf anything should happen to n?? ? tell my ??.lie in New York that 1 ha*? ?OOt i my b?st In doing uj duty.' "I waved goodhj to Mr Guggenheim "? ' Uli; TITANIC HKAIHM. DOWN SOTTHAMPTON WATKR. 'Photoaraphs eupsrlfht by ?i-own Uroth*rs.) we rowed away That wa.?i the last that saw of him." i Johnson, another steward on the Titanic aavs: "I saw Mr. <~?uggenh?-'lm an?i he ?aid I nm willing to rein-iln nn?1 play the man'i gam?*. There are not nior? than enougl hoats for the women und ?-'r?ildrer. 1 --?.?n'I die like e beas' I'll m'f' my end like | man Tell mv wife tha? I played the gam? straight out to th?? tad. Tell her that 1 couhi not leave the ship until all th? ???"men wet? saved No wormm shall ht le?* aboard this ship been us? Bm Gugg.-n helm was a coward. Tell her that my last thoughts will be of her and of our girls, but that my duty now is to HMM ?inform n?te women anil ehlldren " ?a?? MAJOR ARCHIBALD BUTT. Mrs. Henry B. Harria said: i I saw Major Butt Just befor? the) nut BM Into a collapsible raft w?th ever so many women from the steerage. * "Oh, this whole world should rise In prals? of Major Butt! That man a conduct will remain in my memory forever--?***? way he showed some of the other men how to heha\e when women and children wer? suf ftrteg i hat awful mental fear that cam? when we had to bt huddled In those boata! i Major H'itt waa near in? ?nid 1 know vary n?arly ?verythlng he did "When the ord?r to take to the boats earn? he became as one in supreme com? mand. Tou would have thought he was at h White Mouse reception, so cool and calm ?hi he. A dozen or so women bec.im?-* h>s terlcal all at one? as ?om?thlng connected with a llf?boat went wrong. Major Butt M?pped to trem and aald: 'Really, you must not act like that; we ar? all going to rom you through this thing.' He helped th? ?sailors r?arrange the roj>? cr chnln that had gon? wrong and lifted some of the women In with gallantr*. His Ml 0M manner wo associate with ?he word aris? tocrat. "When th? tlm? came for It lie wo? a man to be tested Tn ?me of the earlier boats fifty women, It IfMtd, were about to be lowered, when a man. auddenly panic stricken, ran to the stern of It. Major B'itt shot one arm out, caught him bv the neck and Jerked him backward like a pil? low. His head tsOtxtSOt against a rait and ho mjmg stunned. "Sorry.* said Mnjor Butt: 'women will be attended to first or I'll break ?? ?ry damned hone In your body.' "The bouts wer? lowered away one by on?, and as I stood by mv husband h? said to me. 'Thank ?j??d for Archie BuM.' Perhaps Major Butt hoard It. for he turn??! his face toward us for a second." Miss Marie Tour** t-ald; "The las? person to whom I spoke on boar?! the Titanic was Archie Butt, and his good, brave tern smiling at me from the deck of th? steamer was th? last I ?ould distinguish aa the boat 1 nan In pulled away. Archie himself put me Into the bout. ?v:.t|i-.?-il bianketa around m? and tucked me In as carefully us it i\e were starting on a motor ride. He hlmaelf entered the boat with me to help me get Hxed, and with a? sn.lllng ? fa<? as If death were far away. "When h? had carefully wrapiied tn? up he atepped upon the gunwale of the boat, and, lifting his hat, smiled down at me. " 'Goodby. Mlas Young,* he aald 'Luck Is with you Will you kindly remeinbt-r tne to all the folks back home?' 'Then he stepped to th? deck of the steamer, and the boat I wa* In was low?, ?red to the wiitur It waa the last boat to leave th? ship?of this I am perfectly certain. And -1 know that I am the last ?if those who were eased to whom Archre Butt apoke." Mra. Churchill Cande?, of Washington, was with Misa Young, and she said she aiiw Major Butt standing on the deck watching their boat pull away and waving go?)dhy. Mrs. D. W. Marvin said: "I think that when we pulled away from the Titanic I saw Major Huit, whom I knew slightly, ??"ar.dlng near where they w?r? loading som? oth'-r boats. H? had an Iron bar or < sti'k In his hand, and ho was beating bacli tl?>- frenzied ittrOtg who ?rete attempting to crowd Into th?*?? lifeboats." A s?icond cabin passenger who waa tak?n to the Chelsea Hotel said h? saw a man who waa pointed out aa Major Butt stand? ing alongside of the lir?boals. "He wa? In his shirtsleeves. |n hla right hand lie held a revolver and aa th? crowd mad? toward the boat I h..?.rd him shout: Stand bad. you men. I ? omen and ? hlldr?n ilrst. I'll shcot the .?mt man who tries to enter a boat!' "I his i ?Id them back. A* J was shoved to t one i'lde I beard a pistol shot, but whether It was from In? revolver I don't know The last I saw of blrn was after I wss si ovd Into the boat with my wlf? and my ten?mon*br-old baby In my amis. I saw MafBff Butt and Colon?! Attor-stand lag rogeth*? ?s our boat was low?M-e?l to tha -eater." * ? I GEORGE 0. WIDENER. f ??> Telegraph to Th.? Tribun* 1 Philadelphia, April 20.?It was only to-day that the details of th? death of Georg? D. Wldener ?i rid of Mi.? heroism of Mrs. widen?r after the parting with bar hoabaod an?l ?on b?canu- known. H'-r phyotelao has ?.nlv l??'rniltted Mr.? WiO*s**tt t.. |. count th? story in a fragmentary manner. One of the fact? learned by the family Is that Mrs. Wld?ner assisted the sailors In rowing the lifeboat after H left th? sl?ie Ot the Tttanli?. At various times during the night she took h?r place at th? oar.--, re? lieving the eallors. who w?r? nearly over? come by fatigue and exposure. "The ?hock was not very severe." Mr?. Wldener said "but we all went to the deck. Later we placed llfepreserven. on. and finally were I .<lu?ed to ?nter the boats. We had not the ?lightest thought that the Titanic would sink, and only went Into th? boat! at th>? liiHtar?-'.- Of cir busbat??!?, ex? pecting they would follow In other life? boats In ?as* the Titanic sank, but we never expected that. We kissed each other gnodhy on deck. suppo?lng, of course, that the parting woul?! only oc for ,. short time. Th? Carter family. Mr? Astor and Mrs Thayer and some others were In the same boat. Finally It was lowered over tho sld<i ?if ?Um ehlp after I kissed George and Harry good by. "As th? ||f?hoat was b??lng lowered down the great .st.le of th? ship George ?ailed down: 'Well, you take the first ?hip to New York and we will follow.* We waved to those above and they waved to us. .?.oon the boat touched the water and w?s rov? ed cut to wa." As the little boat pulled away from the ship Mrs Wldener saw her husband and ?on for the last Um? standing on th? deck and waving. The men stood later with Colonel Astor. Major Butt. J. B. Thaler and others, doing their utmost to assist ?.vomen and children Into boats. Knotty how Mr. Wnfmnt met his death ?HI probably never he known. He was seen by the la.-t boatload of survivors standing near the stern of the vessel, but whether he Jumped Into the sea at th? la*t moment or remained on th? vessel proba blv will never he known. The ?letalls of the last moments of Mrs. Wldener*. ?on also ?re not known. He wan playing cards with William B. Carter, Major Butt and Clarence Moore in th? smoking room when the cra*?li ?ame. Th? men rushed outside and did their utmost to restore order. Young Wldener found hi . failvr and mother, assisted Mr?. Wldener Into the boat, kissed h?r goodby, and after waving a last farewell dls.ppeared. Non? of the survivors apparently sav young Mr. Wldener when tiic liner sank. HENRY B. HARRIS. Mrs. Harris said: "Harrv and 1 '?ere In our stateroom plaj tng cards. I had In. t?ndfd to retire shortly and va? in n?- '? g.*?. A sort of Jar attrao???d our attentlor, and Harry left the stateroom to gag what had occasioned It. H?- was gom- _M**efa| minutes. "Outside in the torrldor I heard him gay, 'I? It a? bad us nil that?' I'pon his re? turn he told me I had better dress. I had dislocated my shoulder ? few days before In -^ fall on the deck, ami my arm was In a sling. WiO adjusted the sling carefully and tied up the arm with ?orne ribbons that were lying around. "Then we both went outside on deck. I entered the last lifeboat that w?s launched. At first I dffl not want to enter, and ob JOOOOi mildly. An officer said to mo: 'Now. Mrs. Harris, you must set a better ex? ample to the others. If ytyg hold back some of the women may become liys rrical.' "So I consented, and Harrv h?t?ped m" ?nd kissed me goo.ll v. H? ua? -t?ndln* there by the side ora friend. Mack' Bf.u innnii, and fliey waved goodby to me. He was sttl! standing there ar,d wa.PiK whtn ; the boat went down." JACQUES FUTRELLE. Mr?. Futrelle aays: "Jacques Is dead, but ! lM ?ll??l like a hero: that 1 know. Three or | four times after the crush I rushed up to I him. clasped him In my arm? and begged ! him to get Into one of the lifeboats. Tor God's sake, go," he Anally ?creamed at m?j as he tried to push me away, and I could se? how he suffered. 'It's your last chance; go!' "Jack, peor boy. was very brave when the time came to say goodby. 1 did not want to leave him. but he ?ssur?-<S me that there w?re boats, enough for all and that ? he would b? saved later. With n final kiss h? half lifted me Into the lifeboat with thi remark: *Hurrv tip. Mary; you are ke?;,ing the others waiting.' Though this was th? last lifeboat to leave. Jac-ueu to.d in il?at ??ollepslble boats were being prepare?! and that he would put off In on? of them. But when our boat pushed off I ?pave up all hope that h? would b? ?av_d. I believe that I saw Jaeqne? waving to me until th? Let." W. A. ROEBLING, 20. Mrs. William ? Graham *?ld Mr. Roebllng cam? up to u. a. w? ware ttand Ing near th? lifeboat?. He told u? to hurry land get into the boat. Mr. Roebllng bustled i our party of thre?* into that boat In less time th?.n it takes to tell i?. He was work i ing bar?! to help th? women and children. The boat was fairly crowded when we three, were pushed Into it. A few m?n ! JUlUPti In at the last moment, but Mr. Boeblln*?- stood at the rail and made n<? attempt to get into the boat. 'I!?) ?homed goodby to us, and sto??d there. I can see him now. T am ?ture that he knew that the ship would go to the bottom." _ _ EDGAR J. MEYER. Mrs. Kdgar J. Meyer said: "T tried and trtod m g?l Kdgar to come Into the life? boat with me. and pleaded to be allowed to' atay behind and wait until he could leave, he not caring to leave before all th?? wo? men had been save?!. Mr. Meyer finally -??rsuaded BM to leave him. reminding mo of our one-.v?ar-old child at home. I ?n teic?l the lifeboat and watched until the Titanic ?ink. but for only a short time did I see my husband atandlng b?slde th? rail and assisting oth?r wom?n Into boats In which h? might have b?sen saved." Mrs. I,u?*Jen P. Smith said: "Mr. Meyer cam?- to th? lifeboat with his wife. He kissed her and helped her Into the boat. We wanted him to come, too, but he heed? ed only the cuatom of 'women and children first.' He ran to the dining room and re? turned with a bottle of liquor Just as the boat was lower**-*!." LUCIEN P. SMITH. Mrs. Lucien P. Smith said: "My husband saw that I waB dressed warmly and then took ni<* aside, saying, 'Darling. In your marriage vow you hav? promised to obey m?. and this la the only occasion when I will exact it." Ho told me what to do and placed me In the boat, kissing me goodby. Ther? was room in the boat for twenty more people, hut he stood buck, and Iat?r went down with the ship." Mrs. Kdgar J. Meyer said: "Mr. Smith stood with my husband when Mrs. Smith and I were put Into the lifeboat. He re? fused to come, although there waa room for many more people, and gladly obey th? rule of 'women and children first.' We saw him and Edgar standing and looking after us ss the boat pulled away from tha ship, snd later we saw them go down with th? Titanic." DANIEL W. MARVIN. Mr?. Daniel W. Marvin said: "He grabbed me In his amis and kno<*ked down men to get me into a boat. As I was put Into the boat he cried: 'It's all right, little girl, you go and 1 will stay a little while. I'll !>ut on a lifepreserver and Jump off an?! fallow you* boat.' As our boat started off he threw a kiss at me, and I saw him standing an?! looking after me until tha| end." 'FRENCH SHIPS OB'* I rafts m tu m \ Law on Subject Most Severe in Europe?Admiral Urges More Seamen on Flyers. NEW LINER BOUND WE? I La Frantie Has Fassenger Oa. pacitv of 1,900 and Crew of 800. with Boats and Ea'ts to Hold 2,900. 'Hi ceM. t. The Trifce?a.1 Parla, April 20. A hiKh official at thi Fren*.h Ministry of Marine. <iiscus|fng to-day wi.'n. your ?one. spondetn tit? Titanir dfsahter. ?-?id: "U would o" pruna! ur*. and uaOhM until mor? explicit, technical inf..rma tlon. r?"Ai?lte? *'s to attempt t i oritiele? or ?edu??? ??usions in regard lo .ffic??"/ ot bulkhead?, boats and M fee. vim ?p. ipllance.. or? th? big Atlantic I1.er*. \.l II <j_n now .'uy is ?hat th.? French law lot IlMis is .he most ?ever?* and ?trlngtat j in Europe concerning lif'boats ?nd iaft\ and ?i government inspect..r in . ,-r> French porl is responsible for the regu ; Intlons beirifl. complied will, in Kr..i??n ??hips. "No two eataetropheaevero ?? r:_,d*r jexa?'Hy similar circumstance?, but In ?France the technical i?i<?.tl opinlor I? ?that larsf. life rafts, .t h _?? a.^ r> ! quired 1.?. the luv. ??f 1!'"?>. r. much I more useful limn lifeboats, which in a (heavy tea ?re very precarious. More? over, life rafts add I**??. to the t?-n ham ?per, any undue in??rease of which matew a ?hip eJOptieavy lo the point of dancer. "A M va I i'ommisslon Is now >t id;ing lo aocertaln th? I ? ? water? tight com part m *?n I construction and th? problem ?whtther or no.* watertight bulk? heads di..? ?>un? the value of b eta and rafts. Authorities on naval conatrtth tlon aro also ronsldo-lng the qi whether the building of enormous ?hip? t?j carry close upon thre?. thnus.nl out ?engers necessarily reduce, the margin of safety. Th.? iren?l of np|t,i?>n is that these big r.hlp. ?re really M fer than those built fifteen year, ago, provided the llfoaaeiag apftftoiiceo Inereeei ^?.?n ! currently with and in proportion to tho alzo of the ship." French ships arc. in theory at least, admirably equipped in regard to safety appliances. For Instance, La France the n?*w fixer ?>f the Preach Line, whlcii ?ail?8d to-day from Havre and whtci ??as inspected on Thursday by your cor respondent his a passenger capad?? . | 1.900, of whkh 638 Is first cabin and 44_ Id second cabin. The crew numbers 100; and there Is raft and boat capacity to float, more than 2.?IOO human beintrs. A dlstlngitlsh?*d French a_mlr?l re marked to your correspondent: "1 put my faith In good, commodious lite rafts rather than in boat? or In bulkheads. It 'Is of vital importun?e, how ?i*, er, to In? crease the number of first ctae. -.-amen on ail iiea?Heiilhi Usera m that th> rafts and boats <-i?n 1?? properly handle.. and commanded. Raft and boat drill.. too, should he moro frequent, and, abOTe all, wireless operator? should on all ships, be on duty constantly dag aid night." - Havre, April ?.-La France, the new 27. ?000-ton French liner, sailed from Havre at 1 o'clock this afternoon on her maiden voyage to New Turk. The passengers Included .Mr and Mrs. Robert Bacon, as wen a.? the official Frenen delegation to the (.hamplaln f?**stivltie?.. J. Dal Plaz, the general manager of th? French Line, who was also a passenger on La France. *al<l be/ore sailing that order* had been given to th?? captain to take the ?outhern course an ? to adopt every mea? ure of prudence. The disaster to the Titanic, except In ven' few ease?, has not affected the passenger list of La France WOMAN SAW MAN SHOT Jumped Into Boat and Officer Killed Him, She Says. Baltimore, April 30.--Mrs. Ada Ball, or* of the mini vorn of the Titanic d.saste*. who cam? to Baltimore to-day, in an inter? view relating her experiences said ?he sa" one man shot down. She got a plac<? In ?h" last boat to leave the ship, she said. "I saw one man Jump Into our boat ar.d wax almost seated whe*n he waa order?* out. He sneaked back again, and was dis? covered and put out. 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