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WHICH SA RE ON BOARD TITANIC LS TO BOTTOM a 3 lo Latest Reports Tell of Only 866 Survivors Nearly Aij Woman and Children-Mrs. J, J. Astor and Maid Sav ed But Col. Astor Is Lost With Other Prominent lion -Ray of Hope That Allen Liner Virginian Speeding TowardBoston.May Have Survivors Is Gone. S SIXLINERSRUSH ' TO HELP VESSEL Answer the Wireless Call for Assistance But Big Steam ship Had Sunk When the First One Reach ed the Spot. Special United Press Wire. New York, April 16:—Hope for the safety of passengers of the Ill fated Titanic, which foundered ear ly Monday morning off the Grand Banks of New Foundland, other than those reported by wireless from the Carpathia as enroute to this city, was practically abandoned , this afternoon. ' Latest reports placed only S6 6 persons, and they chiefly were worn 5 en and children, on the Carpathia, i while even the officials of the White ! Star Line admitted there was prac tically no hopes for the remaining 1,492 of the ship's company of 2,358" souls. That all would have had a chance .o Bafety had there been lifeboats and rafts enough was the .general belief of navigators, but the liner carried only twenty large modern lifeboats and they were loaded to j the gunwales with women and chil dren who, in accord with the un written law of the sea, had been put over the side first. Most of th« men were missing. Colonel John Jacob Astor, Mayor Archie Butt, President Taft's aide; Benjamin Guggenheim, Jacques Futrelle, William T. Stead, F. E. Millet, Henry B. Harris, all of the well known personages who had tak en passage on the great day of the Tltanlc's departure, were not in cluded in the list of those reported safe. Up until 1 o'clock noon there had been a faint glimmer that in addi tion to the Carpathia other vessels had rushed to the scene on receipt of the wireless appeals and had been In time to make rescues. The futility of money in the face of appalling tragedy that had over taken the victims of the wreck was exemplified in the caBe of Mrs. Ben jamin Guggenheim, whose million aire husband waB not one of the curvivors. She importuned every one she could reach semi-hysterical demandlng that something be done. "Foil God's «ake do some thing," she demanded of Vice Presi dent Franklin. "If there is any chance do not let expense count. Can't you hire steamboats and rush LENGTH OF LINER FOUR CITY BLOCK8. An idea of the immensity of the Titanic may bo gained when it in known that in length she would stretch over four city blocks and would be considerably o\£r 100 feet, standing on her end. higher than the tallest building In New York. The vessel had accommodations for 2.500 passengers and carried a crcw of 860. 8&e was built In the river Laffan, at Belfast, and was launched May II of last year. HEW STORAGE WAREHOUSE Store your furniture and piano* at J. Christ Co.'a modern building, locked rooms; all clean, airy and dry. Storage from 11.00 up. J, Christ Co., corner Madison avenue and Smith street. For Rent Dance hall, offices and lodge rooms !n the Madison building, corner Smith street and Madison avenue Steam heat, electric light and Janitor service. For particulars Inquire J. Chritt Company furniture store. CAfTftW SMITH AHPTHE^ltARTe them to the scene? There may he some of the boats etlll afloat and there may be men and women i clinging to the wreckage." She waa assured that word had been sent to every steamer In tho vicinity to comb the seas and see what they: could do. I,:<st Faint Hope («me. Special by United Press Wire. Montreal, April 16: The last 'faint hope that more of the passengers and the crew of the Titanic might have been saved went glim-! merlng today when Captain Gambell, of the Virginian, reported to his agents here that his rescue trip had been fruitless. "We arrived too late to rescue any one," says Gambell, "and we are proceeding to Liverpool." This was accepted here as mean-, lng that the only persons saved were those taken from the life boats by j the Carpathia. No Survivors on the Parisian. Ipeclal by Uniitt Prtt* Wirt, Halifax, April 16:—The wireless station at Cape Race reported as follows: "We are now In communication with the Parisian. She has no Titanic passengers aboard." Automobile* (or rent. Plume 1S1. C. A. Sexton, 70 Smith street. 477 6-2- 2 4-6m.* CARD OF THANKS. The undersigned desire to thank friends and relatives for the kind sympathy extended to them in their recent bereavement. Especially do they wish to thank the members of 8t. Cecelia Singing Society and employes of modeling department of the N. J. T. C. Co. for the floral tributes and the part they took in the services, Mrs. M. Szajkowska & Children. 6281-4-16-lt* NOTICE. Members of Perth Amboy Aerie No. 1688, F, O. E., and visiting members are requested to meet at C. R. H. depot, (5:14 P. M. P. R. R. train, tor Institution of Progress Aerie, Nevark Tuesday evening, April 16. L. BURT MOORE, Bee, Taft Anxious About Butt. Vpccial bu United Press Win* Washington, April 16;—President Taft visibly touched, kept in com munication with the White Star line officials in New York today en deavoring to get "just a word" con cerning Major Archibald Butt, his military aide and conipunion, who it Is feared was numbered among the hundreds who went to death in the sinking of Titanic. Sorrowing CrcmiTs at Steamship Offices. Special Tjy United Press TTir*. New York, April 36:—A crowd of men on the verge of tears and a very few women crowded Into the offices of the White Star Line today anil remained in there, hoping that some word would i orne that would lighten the gloom resulting from the disaster ot the Titanic. Go dense were the crowds both In the build ing and street that the police re serves were hard pressed to keep a passage open for traffic. There were numerous heart ren dering scenes witnessed among stricken people who po anxiously begged for just one word from the officials regarding their relatives or friends. WANTED—(lerk In law oftice; stenographer preferred. Address X. Y. care News. 6307 4-16-1t* PREVIOUS GREATEST MARINE DISASTERS. The General Slocum, 9"9 tost; flic; June 15, 1(X.M. Thfc Norgn, 760 lost; found*, red July S 1904. The Mlskaska, 599 lost; • > ion; Sept. 12. 190ft. The Burgoyne, 53- low;; c>u . July 4, 1908. The Elbe, 380 lost; coll!' • J;tn 13, 1895. The Ylng King :; ed; July 28. 190S. The iAirchmont, IS;* lost; « MltiMon; Fe-b. 12. 1907. The Koombuna, l."> !• ■ : t ; wro< ,.<-d; April 3. 191: The Talsh, 150 lost; punk; Nov. 6. 1908 The Fierlln, 150 lost, run on pier; Feb. 21, 1907. The Tucapel, 6L lost; wrecked Sept. 6. 1911. The Abenton, 70 lost wrecked; Feb. 2, 1911. The Folgenfonden, 70 l«»st; Aug 24, 1 m. The Asia, 40 lost; run aground; April 23. 1911 The Gladiator, 30 Inst, collision; April £8, 1908 The Iroquois, 20 lost; wrecked, April 10. 1911 The Hatfield, 20 lost; collision; Oct. 2, 1911. I Mrs. Butts, of Newark, N. J.f forced her way into the office of the I : lino and asked information regarding the safety of Mr. and Mrs StenI gel. When told they were safe she exclaimed, "Thank God," and fell on her knees weeping hysterically. City Magistrate Robert S. Cornell collapsed when told that the name | j of his wife was not iu the list of the survivors. In a statement issued today Post' master Edward Morgan estimated the amount of mail carried by the Titanic at about ten million pieces destined to all points of the United States. At 9 o'clock Vice President Franklin, of the White Slur Lino, said that the line was absolutely without authentic information other f *: •: n w hft: U J).'4 alrflMi'l; -irtfiVpuf) ' I lie. He was well nigh hysterical I and said: "This is a horrible, hor' rible disaster. We have no further I authentic information regarding the wreck other than that some of the survivors are on the Carpathia coming here. We are trying to get Information We will probably not hear from the Olympic until she reaches the other side. It is terrible, terrible." Agent Charles T. Summer, of tha Cunard line, gave out the following statement today which he said was a delayed message from Captain Hostren, of the steamer Carpathia: "The Titanic struck an Iceberg at an early hour today. The Car pathia picked up a number of sur vivors and expects to proceed to New York. We are at present In a field of Ice. We have about 800 survivors aboard." At. 7 o'clock a wireless was re ceived from the Carpathia stating that among the survivors on board were Mrs. John Jacob Astor and maid. Colonel Astor Is among those who were drowned. Anxiety In London. Special U7iited Press Wire. London, April 10:—A tearful ex cited crowd stormed the London of ^ces of the White Star Line, beg ging, pleading, demanding definite news of the hundreds lost when the huge liner Titanic sank off Capo Race. London went to bed last night thinking all was well aboard the Titanic, but awoke today to con front a terrible death list, but noth ing In tho way of Information was forthcoming from the steamship of fice. Every steamship office and all shipping lowered their flags at half mast today for the Tltanic'a vic tims. (Continued on page 2.) Among; Those on Board Ill-Fated Steamship Were Cou sin of William Hechheimer; Second Cousin of Mrs. A. 0. Marsh and Mrs. W. 0. Jordan and Distant Re latives of the Parkers—Also Brother of Theordore Oxenham, of Pleasant Plains, On First Trip, MRS. JOHN 'JACOB ASTOR : mm W.T.STtAD i}S\POFg STgAUSf DR. BOGARDUS HAS PETITION Wili Be Candidate for Anti Wilson Delegate. Special In the E VfSNtXO A'E It's. Keyport, April 16-—That I)r. O. C. Bogardus intends to become a candi date for an anti-Wilson delegate at the primaries in May became evi-j dent this morning when a petition was put in circulation here to have bin name placed on the ballot as a delegate to tho Baltimore conven tion from the third district. Dr.! Bogardus went to New York this morning on an early train, but his petition was In the hands of Ills friends and had over 100 names, thei required number, and still more were signing. This action on Ihe part of Dr. Bogardus means that the Smith, forces intend to put up a lively fight in the third district. Dr. Bogardus claims to stand for all tho principles, that Woodrow Wilson stood for. when ho wa- a candidate for gover ' nor, but the doctor claims Wilson departed far from those principles, now. Dr. Bogardus's term as a member I of the State Board of Assessors ex plred a few weeks ago and although he was a candidate for reappoint I ment, he was turned down by the governor. The doctor, however, de-1 nles that this Is tho reason he Ik opposing the governor for the nomi nation for president. The factional light In the Demo-' cratlc ranks In Monmouth is now re newed and a bitter struggle Is an ticipated. Scully Petitions Out. Fifteen petitions endorsing Con gressman Thomas .1. Scully, of South Amboy, representing the Third Con gressional District, as a Wilson pledged delegate to tho Democratic national convention from this dis trict, were placed In circulation to day by Richard F. White, chairman of the city committee. The lists are growing rapidly, Mr. White reports. BOY ON WHEEL HITS AN AUTO Winfiel d Scott Cut and Bruised--Bike Smashed. While coasting down Kearny avenue hill shortly before 1 o'clock to-, day Winfleld Scott, of Gordon street, 1 ran into an automobile on Market i street. His Bicycle wan smashed [ and the collision sent the lad to the ground with great, force. The wheel | hit the front of the machine, bent the right mud guard. Scott escaped i with a few cuts and bruises. The] machine was bound toward the ferry I and 1b owned by William Horn, a butcher of Stapleton, S. I. Coal ('iims Will be Henrd. Several witnesses, Including City Seal Henrj Toft, will be heard by the grand Jury tomorrow In cases In which live local coal dealers are accused of having given short weight. They are: Joseph Jedatchek, Peter Larsen, Consumers' Coal Company, John SchulU Ik Company and John ringerote. The cases were recently dismissed by Recorder Kehoe. Phone 48-J. for carpets. Rugs cleaned by vacuum process. 8087 4-9-tf* WANTKl)—Clerk In law office; stenographer preferred. Address X. Y. care News, (J307-4-1 8-11 * i Carpets and rugs thoroughly cleaned by vacuum process. I.. J. Hope, 215 State street. Tel. 644-J Also agent for American Steam ] laundry. 6U25 4 fl-St-wk-Sa-Tu-Th.] mo.* Don't forget the eighth annual concert and nail of the Singing Society Arbeiier Maennerchor to be held Saturday evening, April 20, at Kroeger Auditorium, corner Prospert, and Market streets. The following societies will assist, Frem, Perth Amboy Danish quartet, Perth Amboy I.iederkranz, New Rrunswick MUCH ANXIETY . IN CITY TODAY Relatives Still Hope for Word that Passengers Are Safe --Patrick Convery and James WcAlinder^X"," Ta !iatuMvJ^w Their Experienl'bUsh Great anxiety 1b felt In this city today by the members of the Parker, - | Jaudon, Marsh and Hechhelmer families, who had near and distant relatives among the passengers on the Ill-fated Titanic, which sunk at 2:20 o'clock yesterday morning following a collision with an Iceberg, and carried over 1,000 souls It Is believed to an ocean grave. The members of the sorrowing families have found It Impossible to secure JlTrtfrrt'e information as to the whereabouts of the missing relatives and whether or ^ not they were taken off 111 the lifeboats, to be rescued later by tho Cunarder t'arpathla. Owner of Loonl Plant. l'erth Amboy's Interest In the greatest calamity of the sea In the twentieth i lac't f' passengers were on board and ,iy have gone down with the largest steamship afloat to repose in undisturbed slumber at the bottom of the Atlantic: Benjamin Guggenheim, prominent in the smelting and refining world and one of the principal owners, of tbn A merlin. S'ujiU Ing & Refining Company's plant III this city; Arthur L. Ryerson, wife, two daughters and a son. of Philadelphia, who are second cousins of Mrs. W. B. Jaudon, Mrs. A. B. Marsh and distant relatives of the Parker family of this city; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Meyer and baby, of New York, who are first cousins of Mr. and Mrs. William Hechhelmer, of State street, this city. ricA-stint I'laiUN Man in Sorrow. Theodore Oxenham, ot Pleasant Plains, Staten Island, 1b also be reaved by the loss of a brother, Thomas*, twenty-three years old, who I lie believes went down In the huge Titanic. Thomas Oxenham, who re sided with his parents, Mr. and Mm. Charles Oxenham, at Nt. London, England, sent word to his brother In Pleasant Plains, that he would make the trip on the Titanic on Its maiden voyage and expected to spend the coming week-end at the little town on Staten Island. Thomas expected to reside with another brother, Charles, Jr., at New Dunham. Mr Oxenham, of Pleasant Plains, calM up the EVENING NKW8 this morn ing for latest news of the disaster and sobblngly replied, "What a shame, what a shame," when In formed that It was believed nearly every man on board had gone dowti with the glgantlo vessel. Mr. Hechheimer Anxious. Mr. Hechhelmer, who Is owner of "The Globe" clothing store, is very much upset as result of the accident (Continued on page 2.) WHERE THE DISASTER OCCURED t is Not Cost to Buy, But Cost to » — —*— 1 Runjin Automobile that Counts Most | v We can show you fOKD Cars run steady ali last year for less than 1 cent per mile FOR bEMUKSTRATIOXB SEE A. JENSEN, 336 State Street or C- A. Sexton's Oarage, 70 Smith Si.