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VOL. 1, XXIX. NO. 229.
4?T EJSMVtr. AND HIS CHIEF OFFIC&P& GIANT LINER GONE EREJELP CAME Only Her Boats Found, Carrying RG6 Passengers and Boat Crews. VtUMKX LIVE, MEN DIE M;ui Xoted American Families Are. Plunged Into Mourning. ICKBERG HIT IN NIGHT Within Less Than Four Hours the Magnificent Liner Foundered. IiN ONLY 30 MILKS MORE Sen Strewn With Wreckage and Corpses When the Oar pathisi Came. riu1 RrealPHl murine diiuiHlPr in ihe I. Ntory of ocean trafllc occurred last '-day night when the Titanic of the '' 11 1 e Star Line, tho greatest ntcaniRhlp ' 1 ever sailed the sea, shattered her-1 f .painst on Iceberg and sank with, ' 11 f oared, 1,500 of her passengers and 'A- in lens than four hours. The nion 1 rous modern ships may defy wind and '"Mhor, but ice and fog remuin uncon ' . red. Du of nearly 2,400 people that tho ' I iinnir carried only 6$a are known to hove 1 rrii uved, and most of these woro nnKn and children. They were taken frj.n small boats by the Cunarder Car Pdihl.i, which found when she ended hr dfsperate race against time only 1 i" boats, a sea strown with the wreckage t Hi" lost ship and the bodies of drowned 1.1 ri and women. Anions the 1,180 passengers of the giant i.er were Col. John .facol) As tor and his w.fe. Wdor Straus, Major Archibald W. lint aid to President Taft; Oeorge D. WnHi'r and Mr. Widoner of Phllu '! i a. Mr. and Mr Henry S. Harper, V ..nm T. Stpd, the London journal Ut; i l Millet, the nrtist, and many more ' ii i'iii-M are knownlon IkjIIi Hides of ' '!.iutio. The 110W3 that few besides " ' "n and rhildrnn were naved has 1 d tlie Rreatest opprehension ai to f.i of these m (he Titanic plunged headlong ...mi' a wall of ico ut 10:40 on S. i.iiv niRlit hor fate established that f 'dc ni htctniMhip is unsliikublo and t ' , f a largo paRsengrr lint rannot I 1 ' 'il 111 a litu-r's umall boats. Tho .1.- I ino beliuved that tlm Titanic , ' .1, 'iMlly invulnerable and insisted ' ' r. vas no doubting tho full extent i 'astropho that ch'i could not ( 1 creat fhip was the last word 1 ntlfi' coiiMruotion, but she ' . ' 111 i ii floor almost us quickly as .it". ' .i.uilen dip the Titanic, built 1 "tl it 11 fst of 18,000,000, n ii.c., ffuud hrr graveyard. ' 1 n.iii the westerly steamship J 1 outi of the (irand (links '. ,'l.ind to take the direct run ' i' hhe hurled her giant bulk 1 if-tjori; that rose from sn ' 1 1 (Inltt'd unseasonably I rem ' itimiiiug ut high tpeed im c.nd hilent enemy of sea- ' " hhnel. i'i'Ulied her bow, 1 i' nt pl.itns urid timbers wator1 1 httiftly that her captain, K.I im iiilinir.il of the White Star ' there was no hoe of saving iinieli the fnlleririK wireless 1 ' but its confused and frag ' ii'ipi. ruus left blank the story ' 1 ' t 111 1 the doomed voscl ' V .11 ll.l iccb'Tltk Mt down she carn.sl with " I. two. thirds of her people. ' "1 I rlr! ire.l hail b-etl low- 1 I i.t-, th (to mid a few . i" a'l wliK'li appear 1 111 by tin ii'Kiiiwin 1 il u the L'iir)uthiuu, but j l,5oo MISSING AFTER TITANIC FOUNDERED 'LBHT ,,a"aBjaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaajaau I 1 Tto -,v 1 rr- -WTTi i fflT" f mrmm ' yt & i&?M m -r n menmmrr -I 1 IR' HW, 11 v?'Wt.l i . B iHal fa .MB .!?. . "S. Ti' . V K K2BMMMMkaMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMVBMMMMMMMB ar-vaB-aMVf -eaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj i aaaaBBBajBBaa. j- !".' - '- v u . ARt YRVNSrTRRtD FROM ONE OCEAN UNCBtO ANOTHER whether the Virginian saved others be sides these was not known last night. No word had come from that ship to the Whlto tftar Line or to the wirelesa stations along the coast. w Carpathian Seads Naas4s, The officials or the White Star Lino woa struggling all night to get into comnmnl- cation with tho CarpathU and learn the names of some of those who were or who were not on board. All they could get. by wireless was the fact that theCurpathla, which left New York on Apill l't for the Mediterranean, was retracing her course to this port, bringing hero the mournful cargo of women and children. The Mar coni stations were striving also to get in touch with either the Girixithiu or the Allan liner Virginian to find out if all of the rescued were on board the C'arpnthlu or whether the Virginian carries others that woro saved. Hut they were unsuc cessful und it is not positively known whether or not the Virginian transferred nil of thoso she picked up to tho Carpathla. The Carpathia should reach here some time on Wednesday afternoon. Staggering in the ice field into which he had driven, tho Titanic sped call after call to the hurrying liners of the upper roods the Cunarder Carpathla, the Vir ginian and the Parisian of the Allan Line, the graat Baltic, the Good Samaritan of the Atlantic and the big dermans that were ploughing their way between the continents. And the wireless once more proved its worth, for Ihe Carpathia and the Virginian, wheeling in their course, sped through the night, venturing un known dangers and raced up in time lo save the lives of all who are known to be BaTe. It has been many years since tho world was left, in such suspense and dread as followed the first faltering calls for help from the crushed Titanic. At 10:40 1". M. on Sunday night, the Virginian, uecding on her wuy to Glasgow, picked up the White Star steamship's insistent, fruntio C Q D, the Marconi signal of distress and peril that clears the air of all lesser messages and that turns ships at sea out of their course. IJush by dasli and dot by dot the wireless operator of the Vir ginluu cnught the cry for help: "Have struck 1111 Iceberg, lladly dnin aged Hush uld." Seaward and land ward, .). G. I'hillips, the Titanic' wireless man, was hurling tho appeal for help, By Hut ami starts for tho wireless wus working unevenly and blurrlngly Phillips reached out to tho world crying tho Tltanlo's peril A word or two, sctattered phrases, now and then a connected sentence, made up the messages that sent a thrill of apprehen sion for a thousand miles east, west and south of the doomed liner Many Lines llenr The Call, Other rushing liners besides the Vir ginian heart! the call mid became on the instant something more than cargo car rier,, and passenger greyhounds. The big llaltlc, 'J'Nl tulles to the eastward and wtMtbouud, turned inviln to save life, as blio did when her sister of the White Star Heel, the He public, was nut down in a fog iu Jmiu&ry, 18 ll' Tltiuiic's mate, the Olytni'H', til" mightiest of seot'ocrs save tie '1 .tunic lii'."elf, tuni'si In her truck".. Ml ii'oin; the northern lane the mlra"io AMI.Iill.l'YIAN UISISKI'.T. 1 nit nl l.inr ml Isiihrr l KM II Juil rlfhl I ut II pi l.u) lit llfu Nt Yuik. ASt NEW YORK, TUESDAY, ONLY 866 MOSTLY WOMEN, REPORTED TO BE SAFE At 2:15 o'clock this morning the caught this wireless from the Olympic to the Cnmperdown Imtd station- "Carpathia has 800 passengers nbonnl. Grave fears for the rest of the Ti tnnic'n passengers." The Home message was picked up at Boston. Cape Race, April 10. A Mnrconigram from the Olympic says that when the steamship Carpathia nrrivnl nt daybreak at the point where the Titanic found ered she found only boats and wreckage. The despatch f-nys that the Titanic foundered at 2:20 o'clock in the morning und threo hours after she hail Mnick an iceberg and less than thirty miles from the point of tho collision. The vessel went down in latitude 11.40 north, longi tude 50.14 west. All the Titanio'H boats arc accounted for. Six hundred and seventy-live of the passengers and of the boat crews were saved. The passengers saved arc nearly nil women and childten. The Olympic was hurrying to the sceno of the dlboster, and the steamship Cnlifornian. the despatch says, was seRrchinu for possible survivors. ' The Carpathia is on her way to New York and will arrive Thursday night or Friday morning. Vice-President Franklin of the International Mercantile Marine Company said at 11 o'clock thut he hnd received no reply from wireless messages sent in all directions in an effort to pick up the He was not holding, hack anything, but Ofl fast QH he received it. In reply to questiotm Mr Franklin not have been towing tho Titanic nt any the scene until 10 o'clock yesterday morning, long after the Titanic hod sunk. Ho had been trying in every way to get word from the Virginian nnd Parisian as to what they could tell in the way of details, hut while the White Star agents in Halifax reported that they had used every mentis to communicate with the vessels, they had failed. "The Carpathia must have picked up passengers who were iu lifebouts," suit! Mr. Franklin. As to the fate of the other passengers, Mr. Franklin said the reports were discouraging. "Do you believe that ('apt Smith went down with the ship?' Mr. Franklin was asked. "From what I know of dipt. Smith I believe thai if anybody stayed on board nnd went down with tho Titanic, ('apt. Smith did," lie replied. of the wireless worked for the distressed and sinking White Star ship. The Hamburg-American Cincinnati, tho Parisian from Glasgow, the North German Lloyd Prin?. Frederlch Wllhelm, the Hamburg-1 American llner.s Prinz Atlelbert and Amerika, all heard the (' Q l und the rapid, condensed explanation of what had happened Vlriclnlan In Ilesueratv Haste, But the Virginian was nearest, barely1 170 miles away, and was the first to know 1 of tho Titanlo's danger. She went about ! and headed under forced draught for the spot indicutod iu one of the lust of I Phillips's messages latitude 40. N. 1 and longitudofll.H W Sho is n fust ship, tho Allan liner, und her wireless has told the story of how sho stretched through the night to get up to tho Titanio iu time. There was need for all the power 1 of her engines mid all tho experience and skill of her captain, The dual flut-1 tering Muri'onigriuus that were released from tlm Titanio made it certain that the great ship with '.',isii souls aboard tilling and iu ilespr.il mtII was I in wi:vs 1 laiiki 011 sai ii.ism: piniii It T DEWEY SONS CO Air, m r i . ti 1 rial 1 uno ion. 1 uinnstrrtl,.v V, APRIL 16, 1912. Copyright, Te BALTIC. Marconi station on top of Wiinntnaker's Olympic nnd Carpathia for more details. ; insisted he was makinR all news public said thut the Allan liner Virginia could time because sha couldn't have reached Further out at sea was the Cunarder Carpathia, which left New York for the Mediterranean on April 11, and which had felt the chill iu the air which all sailors know means tha proximity of Ice. Hound she went and plunged back .westward to take a hand in saving life. And tho third steamship within short ailing of the Titanio was the Allan liner Parisian away to the eastward, on her way from Glasgow to Halifax. While they sped in the night with all the drivo that steam could give them the Titanic's call reached to Cape Race and the Bturtled operator there heard at midnight a message which quickly reached New York: "Have struck an Iceberg. Wo are badly damaged. Titanic, latitude 41.40 N , 50,14 W." Cape Hace threw tho appeal broadcast wnerever nis apparatus couia carry. 1 Then for hours, while tho world waited ior a crumn 01 news as to ine suieiy or tne , fcreat ship's people, not one thing morn ( was snown save inai sne waa arming, broken snd helpless anil alon In tha midst of a waste of ice. And it was not rer tbsl Itrsd tMltat la lat Sprint UT AN. 0MTVBA BITTKBA famous Male.-AO. tttt. 1012, by Ihr Sun Printing anil fubUthlng Aitoclation. iw r ' v IV' ; until seventeen hours after the Titanic had sunk that the words came out of the air as to her fate There was a confusion and tangle of messages- a jumble of , rumors. Good tidings were trodden I upon by evil And no man knew clearly 1 what was taking place in that stretch of waters where tho giant icebergs were making a mock of all that the world knew I i,ht in shipbuilding , Titanic Sent Ont Mo Miire Nctt. t wa ot 12:17 A. M.. while the Virginian , was still plungini: 0.1st ward, that all com- imitiication from Ihe Titanic ceased The Virginian's operator, with the Virginian's captain at his elbow, fed the air with blue Hashes in a desperato effort to know what was happening to thocrippled liner. but no message came bock. Tho last sinking. Then tho sparking become, fainter. The cull was dying to nothing. Tho Virginian s operator labored over a blur of signals. It was hopeless. So tho Allan ship strove on, fearing thM the worst had happened. It was this ominous silence. I lint so alarmed the other vessels hurrying to the Titanic and that caused so much suspense hero And in tho long hours that followed there was no oplanntlon of that dying away of the wireless Maybe ihe ap paratus was Injured when the huge vessel plunged headlong against the iceberg; Ksslbly the supply of fuel for the wire less motors gave out, or it may have been that some one in authority decided that it was best to wait beforo flinging futile news abroad. At any rate the Titanic, al ready watorlogged, her end a certainty, her people straining their eyes for the llrst streak agatiut the horizon that would show the approaoh of help, was as much cut off from the world as though she were already on ocean bottom Carpathla Picked Up Boats. As the wireless tells tho Btory, when the Carpathia arrlvod the seaways botween the Icebergs were crowded with the boats of the Titanic, and tho great ship herself, was gone Women on Ihe Carpathla from obtained by Tun HuN ,ml t.n)ti K j Hnilth of the Titanic, tho admiral of the White Star tleet, the osreful veteran of the Atlantic whn has brought so many of the line's finest ships to this port on their maldsn trips, realized that there waa small chance of his vessel THE WEATHER FORECAST. Unsettled to-day; fair and cooler to morrow; southerly winds. Detailed weather reports will be found on page 17. 1 1 -f 51 1 ' j tit,' feo A5 ft 'l&r-M U if tAPCSABte WHCRe . I. I - & TITANtCMtTl i I BOSTOHK THE ICCBCRG! . f JvfAjy '5NQALS IIOHT ;.MMITOr PlELDICE. T.jg ,f.1L Bfaylngalovo wnternnd that relinnco must be had on tho cm.all loa(. With fiicli the ship wan splondldly equipped. She had twenty llfcboati wide, unlnkatln, capable of roslMins tho Iwitterlnn of hra-y seu. Thoy were capable of holding fifty persons each in smooth wnter. The women anil children wcro put in some of these boats, each boat in chnrgo of nn officer of the ship. Then Ihe 'old men and such of the men passengers as were ill or afflicted were ordered into baits. It Is supposed that the 07S on tho Carpathia nre mostly women So far ns could be told from the scant U'lrnlABfl niMi.n rrf,u frmil It,., whlt,s tlint 1. . thHI lloal,prn nt,n wlum 1 ,,,.,.,,.,, .,,.,., ,,,,, " I" - s. - was a long and perilous task, but the Carpa thU so manoeuvred that m.'i of the Titanlo's passengers mostly women found their , wny to her decks. The flivt definite news I that, was received here by tho White Star I Line was dated 11:20 A. M, und said: 1 I "Parisian and Carpathia in attendance on Titanic. CurpalhU has taken awny twenty boatloads of iassenSers. Baltic . npproachinK. Olympic 200 awny." Tlio Allan liner Virginian, noarinc tho ... I'liu wi iiiv uinunii-i , it mcrncu v.t;i' Itace at .1:35 A. M, that tho women antl I children were being taken off in a calm , sea. The Virginian's wireless operator said he had got this news from the Titanio herself. 'Ihe accuracy of this messngy ' was generally doubted. At about l:J0 A, M a messnso reached Halifax announcing tlm modt of tho passengers were then in lifebouts and that the Titanio was sinking slowly by tho head Other mossages of confusing and contradictory nature ranched here from Halifax, Cape Hace and other wirolecs stations. From Canso, N. S., word cams that the Titanio having transferred her IMWengern to the Parisian and Carpathia was ut '.' P. M. being towed to Halifux by the Virginian. The Canadian Government murine anenoy ut Halltnx received i wireless at 1:15 P. M. that the Titanic wus binkiug, ' It was suid that the stcttuitltip towing tho Titanic was trying to get her in ohmtl water false News and I'nlir Hopes, Ujwitlu tf i jnLia ti'twilncsr.l I , At (bin o'clock In the morning Montreal Con4inu4 on Sfeosd I'agt. I PRICE TWO CENTS. LIST OF SURVIVORS COMING BY WIRELESS I At I o'clock this morning the WhlU ! Star ofllccjt began to receive from tha Olympic by wireless a list of th survivors on the Carpathia. They had seventy-five at 2:15 and wera ctvlns them out slowly after verifica tion. Here Is the Hat as it came, evi dently Including steerage passengers: Jllta. JAC OH P. (rOWIBLT MM. .IOIIX JACOB ASTOR). lll. IIAHKY AMIRBHON. IR.S. KIIWAKn W. APPI.ETOK. AIKH. HOSE ABBOTT. tllss i. M. rtfKNS. MIS I). II. CASSEBIEB. .SIRS. It. (V.? M. CI.ABK. Mltd. II. CIIIBISANCE (CHTBXAILt). MRS. K. li. CROSBY. .MISS ItOSK CROSBY. .1IISH JUAN THAYEB. Milt. K. V. ANDREWS. .MISS t.INKTTK PANHABT. JIISS E. W. AI.I.KN. MR. AND MRS. D. BISHOP. MR. II. BLANK. .MISS A. It AMINE. MRS. JAMKH BAXTER. Mlt. tiEOHUK A. BAYTON. MRS. C. IIARNEI.U SIRS. J. J. BROWN. MISS li. C. BOWKN. It. ANI MRS. R. L. BECBWITH. MRS. IIKNBV H. HARRIS. MRS. ALEXANDER O. HAI.VKBSON. MISS JEAN IIOVPACH. SIISH MARUCKHITE IK. ,1MI .mm. KIMHKRLY (KIMIIAI.I,.'). MR. S. A. KENNYM AN. MISS EMII.K RENECIIIN. .MISS i. F. I.ONIII.KV. Mils. A. M. LEADER. Miss BERTHA I.AVERY. MRS. ERNEST II. LINES. Miss MARY C. LINES. MRS. .1. I.ISDS.TROM. MR. tilsr.W LESNELB. Miss CEORCETTK AMAUILL. MME. MEI.ICARD. MRS. (i. M. TICKER JR., AMI MAID. MRS. .1. D. THAYER. .MRS. .1. 11. THAYER. JR. MR. Ill till WOLLNER. Mis ANNA tVABII. MR. Kit HARD M. WILLIAMS. .MRS. s. M. WARNER. .MISS HELEN A. WILSON. MIsS WII.LARD. .MISS MARY WICKS. MRS. IICOHdt; I). WIDENER AND MAID. MR. C, HOI. MANE. MRS. SCSAN I'. KOOERSON. Miss KMII.Y II. HOdEHMON. MRS. ARTIII'R ItOlil'.HSON. MASTER AI.I.ERSON AMI NCBSE. Mils. KATE T. ANDREWS. Mils. J, STl'ART WHITE. .Miss MARIA MIl'.Mi. MRS, THOMAS POTTER, JR. MRS. llllNA S. ROBERTS. COl NTI'.ss OF ROTHES. Miss 1. 1 Til. K FOKTI'NE. .tilts. IIEMCY S. HARPER. MRS. WILLIAM CARTER. MR. AND MRS. I,. HENRY. i ,'UT. i" ... ... .. tfl.llLUill (iiiiiifiit 1111 iiniiiiiuur.' 1 . Aiiw i wIicIi hh uh)p rrported that a thundr ! Htorni wiih Intcrioi InK with report. 'PIhiv wnrtt trvlnir MliiMciiiiHOtl ! ,- ..-n MRS. WILLIAM CARTER. Miss I.U II. E CARTER. Mils, (1RAIIAM (POSSIBLY MBC WILLIAM (iKAIIAM), HILDA sl.WTON. MRS. MARLE. MRS. MARK i'OKTl'NE. I.. HENRY. MRS. HENRY. The .umo of Uruce Ismity, also re ported us saved, tloes not appear on this list, nor tin the names ut John Jacob Aster, Isldur Straus, Major I5utt or George D, Wldener, whose wife waa saved. WIDENERS REPORTED SAFE. Family In Philadelphia Said to HaTe llevelved Wireless. Washinuton, April 15, Friends ef Wushlngton men, who were on the Ti tanic heard to-night that the Wldeners In Philadelphia had received some sort of assurance In regard to the safety of George 1). Wldener and hla wife. Thty called up thu Widciur house In Phila delphia on the telephone and were told that Vice-President Franklin of the In ternational .Meriunlllu Marine had told them lie was touttdent the Wldeners were sivid. Mm. 12, ft. Thomas, who Is vlsltlni; here, also got u message from the Wldenet's In Philadelphia, saying thoy had received h Marconi wireless fruin the Carpathla n?rurlng them Mr. Wldener and his wife hud been saved, I'liiiain.i.i'iiu. April 15. At the hoRM of the Wldeners It was aald that no word had been received from amy aMp