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OCT THE PERRYSBURG. O., JOURNAL, FRIDAY, APRIL 2fl, 101;;. US 1 III1IG Graphic Description Given By a Reporter. 1,726 Lives Lost In This Most Appalling of All Sea Tragedies Boat Strikes Berg and Then - Boilers Explode Brave Men and Women Meet Death With Undaunted Courage. BY CARTER P. HURD. BtH Reporter, N. Y. World, ttJio rived on the Cnrpnthln. (Copj-rlcht, 101S, by Pulllrer rulillsli- Injr Compnnj-J nil rlelitn rencrveil. Any Tlolnllon ot thin conj-rlcht -trill lie vJsoroimly prosecuted by the N. V. -World. New York, April 19. Seventeen hundred lives Uie figures will hardly vary In either direction by more than a few dozen were lost In the sinking of the Titanic which struck nn Ice berg at 11:45 p. m. .Sunday and was at the ocean's bottom 2 hours and 35 minutes nfter. Tho printed rollB of first and sec ond cabins, compared with tho list of tho survivors on tho Carpathia, show that of 341 first-cabin passengers, 212 were saved, 154 of them women and children; and that of 2G2 second cabin paasongors, 115 were Bavcd, 102 of them women and children, of the third-class passengers, 800 in num ber, 13G survive, of whom 83 are women and children. Of 985 ofllcers nnd crew, 199, in cluding 22 women, reached tho Car pathia. A few In each class doubtless escaped enumeration on the Carpa thia. 1.G88 Are Unaccounted For. Accepting the estlmato of tho Car pathian offlrors that 700 survivors reached the ahlp, comparison with tho total, 2,388, Bhows that 1.68S are un accounted for. Thero is but the faintest hope that any of these reached any other ship. Roports that tho California, a cattle ship, may have rescued a few persons, have given merciful respite from ut ter despair to some of tho women. Cause, responsibility and similar questions regarding the stupendous disaster will be taken up in time by tho British marine authorities. No disposition has been shown by any survivor to question the courage of tho crew, hundreds of whom saved others and gave their own lives with a heroism which equated, but could not exceed that of John Jacob Astor, Henry B. Harris, Jacques Futrello and others In "the long list of tho first cabin missing. Officers Knew Icebergs Were Near. Facts which I have established by Inquiries on tho Carpathia, as posi tively as they could be established In view of the silence of the few surviv ing ofllcers, are: That the Titanic's officers know, several hours before the crash, of tho possible nearness of Icebergs. That the Titanic's speed, nearly 23 knots an hour, was not slackened. That the number of lifeboats on the Titanic was insufficient to accommo date much more than one-third of tho passengers, to say nothing of tho crew. Most members of the crew say thero were 1G lifeboats and two collapsibles; none say there wero more than 20 boats In all. Tho 700 who escaped filled most of the 1G life boats and tho one collapsible which got away to the limit of their capac ity. "Women First" Rule Enforced. That tho "women first" rule, In some cases, was applied to tho extent of turning back men who wero with their families, even though not enough women to fill the boats were at hand on that particular part of tho deck. Some few boats wero thus lowered without being completely filled, but most of these were soon filled with sailors and stewards, picked up out of the water, who helped man them. That the bulkhead system, though probably working In the manner In tended, availed only to delay the ship's sinking, tho position and length of the ship's wound (on the starboard quarter) admitted icy water which caused tho boilers to explodo. and 'these explosions practically broke the inhlp In two. Bulkheads Rendered Ineffective. Had the ship struck the Iceberg head-on, at whntover speed, and with whntover resultant shock, tho bulk head Bystem of water-tight compart ments would probably lmvo saved ho vessel. As ono man expressed It, It was the "Impossible" that happened when, with a shock unbelievably mild, the ship's side was torn for a length, which mado tho bulkhead system in effective. The Titanic was 1,799 mllea from Queonstown and 1,191 miles from New York, speeding for a maiden voy age record. Tho night .was starlight, tho eea glassy Lights wero out in most of tho staterooms, and only two or three congenial groups remained In tho public rooms. In the crow'B nest, or lookout, and on tho brldgo, officers and members of tho crow wero at their places, awaiting relief at midnight from their jtwo hqurs' watch, j Danger Warning Sounded. At 11: 45 came the sudden sound of INT TO two gongs, a warning of Immediate danger. Tho crash against the lceborg which had been sighted at only a quartor of a "milo, camo almost simultaneously with tho click of tho lovers operated by thoso on the brldgo, which stopped the engines and closed tho water tight doors. Captain Smith was on tho brldgo a moment later giving orders for tho summoning of all on board, and for tho putting on of life-preservers and tho lowering of lifeboats. Many Men In First Boats. The first boats lowered contained moro men than tho latter ones, as the men wero on deck first and not enough women to fill them, "When, a moment later, tho rush of frightened women nnd crying chil dren to tho deck began, enforcement of tho "women first" rule became rigid. Ofllcers loading some of tho boats drew revolvers, but In most cases the men, both passengers and crow, be haved in a way that called for no such restraint. Report Captain Shot Self. Revolver shots, heard by many persons shortly before tho end of the Titanic, caused many rumors. One was that Captain Smith shot himself, another was that First Officer Mur dock ended his life. Smith, Murdock and Sixth Officer Moody aro known to havo been lostl Tho surviving of ficers, LIghtoller, Pitman, Bothall and Lowe have made no statement. Members of tho crow discredit all reports of suicide, and say Captain Smith remained on tho brldgo until Just before tho ship sank, leaping only after those on tho decks had been washed away. It Is also related that, when a cook later sought to pull him aboard a lifeboat ho exclaimed: "Let mo go!" and, Jerking awny, went down. Llfe-Preservers Effective. What became of the men with life preservers Is a question asked sinco tho disaster by many persons. The MOST DREADED PART preservers rild their work of support ing thoir wearers in the water until tho ship went down. Many of those drawn Into the vortex, despite the preservers, did not como up again. Dead bodies floated on the surface as tho last boats moved away. Band Plays as Ship Sinks. To relate that tho ship's string band gathered In tho saloon, near the end, and played "Nearer, My God, to Thee," sounds like an attempt to give an added solemn color to a scene which was in itself the climax or sol emnity. But various passengers and survivors of tho crow agree in tho declaration that they heard the music. To some of the hearers, with hus bands among the dying men In tha water and at the ship's rail, the strain brought in .thought tho words: "So, by my woes I'll bo Nearer, my God, to theo, Nearer to theo." "Women and children first," was the order in tho filling of the Titanic's lifeboats. How well that order was fulfilled tho list of missing first and second cabin passengers bears elo quent witness. "Mr." is beforo almost every name, Chce Death With Husbands. Mrs. Isldor Straus, who choso death rather than to leave her husband's sldo; Mrs. Allison, who remained bo low with hor husband and daughter, and others who, in various wayB wero kept from entering tho lino of thoso to bo saved, aro striking examples of those who faced the disaster calmly. To most of tho passengers the mid night crash did not seem of terrillo force. Brldgo players in tho smoking room kept on with their game. Onco on deck, many hesitated to entor the cwlnglng lifeboats. Tho glassy sea, tho starlit sky, the ab sence, in tho first few minutes, or in tense excitement, gavo them tho fool ing that there was only some alight mishap that thoso who got Into tho IT'S GFIAV Remarkable Heroism Dis played by All. Enforcement of the Rule "Women First" Sunders Family Ties" Forever Famous Americans Show Elements of Strong Man hoodPassengers in Lifeboats Watch Great Steamer Sink. boats would havo a chilly half hour bolow, nnd might later bo laughed at. It was such a feoling as this, from all accounts, which caused John Ja cob Astor and his wire to rofuoo tho places offered them In tho first boat and to retire to tho gymnasium. In tho samo way H. J. Allison, Montreal banker, laughed at the warning, and his wlfo, reassured by him, itook hor time about dressing. They and their daughter did not reach the Carpathia. Thoir son, less than two yoaro old, was carried Into a lifeboat by his nurse and was taken In chargo by MaJ. Arthur Peuchcn. Tho admiration felt by passengers and crew for the matchlessly appoint ed vessel was translated, In those first few moments, Into a contldenco which, for some, proved deadly. Lifeboats Are Ladklng. In tho loading of the first boat, re strictions of sex wero not mado, and it seemed to tho men who piled In be sldo tho women that thero would bo boats enough for all. But tho ishlp's ofllcers knew better than this, and as tho spreading fear caused an earnest advance toward tho suspended craft the order, "Women first!" was heard, and tho men wero pushed aside. To the scenes of tho next two hours OF ATLANTIC OCEAN. on those decks and in tho waters be low, such adjectives as "dramatic" and "tragic" do but poor Justice. With tho knowledge of deadly peril gaining greater power each moment over those men and women, the nobility of tho greater part, both among cabin passengers, officers, crow and steer age, asserted itself. Straus Held Back by Guard. Isldor Straus, supporting his wife on hor way to a lifeboat, was held back by an lnexorablo guard. Another officer strove to help her to a seat of safety, but she brushed away his arm and clung to her husband, crying, "1 will not go without you." Another woman took hor place, and her form, clinging to hor husband's, became part of a picture now drawn Indelibly in many minds. .Neither wire nor husband, so far as anyone knows, reached a place of safety. Aotor and Wife Part. Colonel Astor, , holding his wife's arm, stood decorously asldo as tho officers spoko to him, and Mrs. Astor and her maid wero ushered to seats. Mrs. Henry B. Harris parted in llko manner from hor husband, saw him last at tho rail, beside Colonel Astor. Walter M. Clark of Los Angeles, nephow of tho Montana senator, Joined tho lino of men as his young' wlfo, sobbing, was placed In one of the craft, "Lot him como! Thero Is room!" cried Mrs. Emll Taussig as tho men of tho White Star lino motioned to hor husband to leave her. It was with difficulty that he released her hold to permit her to bo led to her place, George D. Widener, who had been In Captain Smith's company a low moments aftor the crash, was an other whoso wife was parted from uim and lowered, a moment later, to the surfaco of tho calm aca. Butt, Haya and Stead Lost. Of Major Archlo Butt, a favorite with his fellow tourists; of Charles M, Haya, president of the Grand Trunk; of Benjamin Guggcnholm, and of Wil liam T. Stead, no ono aoems to know whothor thoy tarried too long In thoir statoroomB or whether they forebore to approach tho fOBt filling boats, Nono of thorn was In the throng which, weary hours afterward, roached tho Carpathia. Pistols Check 8teerane Men. Simultaneously on tho uppor decks of tho ship tho ropes creaked with the lowering of boats, nnd as they roached tho water thoso in tho boats saw what thoso on tho docks could not see that tho Titanic was listing rap Idly to starboard, nnd that hor stern was rising at a portentious angle. A rush of steerage men toward tho boats was chocked by officers with rovolvers In hand. Some of tho boats, crowded too full to givo rowers a chance, drifted for a tlmo. Nono had provisions 'or water, thero was a lack of covering from tho icy air. and tho only HghtB wero tho still undlmmed arcs and IncandcscontB of tho sottllng ship, savo for one of tho first boats. Thero a steward, who explained to tho passengers that ho bad been, shipwrecked twice beforo, appeared carrying throe oranges and a ?reen light. Green Lantern as Savior. That green light, many or the Bur vlvors say, was to tho shipwrecked hundreds as tho pillar of flro by night. Long after tho ship had disappeared, and while confusing falso lights danced about the boats, tho green lan tern kept them together on tho course which led thorn to tho Carpathia. As tho end of tho Titanic becamo manifestly but a matter of moments, tho oarsmen pulled their boats away, and tho chilling wators began to echo splash after splash as passengers and sailors In life preservers leaped over and started swimming away to es capo tho expected suction. Icy Water Brings Death. Only tho hardiest of constitutions could endure for more than a few mo ments such a numbing bath. Tho first vigorous strokes gave way to heartbreaking cries of "Help! Help!" and stiffened forms were seen, the faces relaxed In death. Revolver shots wero heard In the ship's last moments. Tho first report spread among the boats was that Cap tain Smith had ended his life with a bullet. Then-tit was said that a mato had shot a steward who tried to push his way upon a boat against orders. Nono of these talcs have" been veri fied, and many of tho crew say tho captain, without a preserver, leaped in at the last and went down, refusing a cook's offered aid. Lest Lifeboat Is Capsized. Tho last of the boats, a collapsible, was launched too late to get away, and was overturned by tho ship's sinking. Some of thoso in it all, say some witnesses found safety on a raft, or were picked up by lifeboats. In the Marconi tower,- almost to tho last, the loud click of the sending In strument was heard over the watera. -Who was receiving the message, those In tho boats did not know, and they would least of all have supposed that a Mediterranean ship In the distant South Atlantic track would b' their rescuer. Music Was a Sacrament. Ab the screams in tho water multi plied another Bound was heard, strong at first, then fainter in the distance. It was tho melody of tho hymn, "Nearer, My God, to Thee," played by tho string orchestra In tho dining saloon. Some of those on the water started to sing the words, but grew silent aB they realized that for tho men who played, the music was a sac rament soon to be consummated by death. The scrcno strains of tho hymn and tho frantic cries of the dy ing blended in a symphony of sorrow. Titanic Goes to Bottom. Led by the green light, under the light of tho stars, tho boats drew away, and tho bow, then tho quarter, then the stacks, and at last tho stern of the marvel-ship of a few days be foro passed beneath tho waters. Tho great force of the ship's sinking was unaided by any violence of the ele ments, and the suction, not bo great as had been feared, rocked but mildly tho group of boats now a quarter of a mlledistant from. It. Sixteen boats were In tho forlorn procession which entered on the terri ble hours of rowing, drifting and sus pense. Women wept for lost hus bands and sons. Sailors sobbed for the ship which had been their pride. Men choked back tears and sought to comfort tho widowed. Perhaps, they said, other boats might havo put off In another direction toward tho last. Thoy strove, though none too sure themselves, to convince tho women or the certainty that a rescue ship would appear. Carpathia Brings Joy. Early dawn brought no ship, but not long after 5 a. m. tho Carpathia, far out of her path and making 18 knots nn hour instead of her wonted 15, showed her single rod and black smokestack upon the horizon. In tho Joy of that moment, the heaviest griefs wero forgotten. Soon afterward, Captain llostron and Chief Steward Hughes were wel coming tho chilled and bedraggled arrivals over the Carpathla's side. Tho list of survivors given out after the Carpathia reached port did, not contain the name of Arthur Ityorson, formerly of Chicago, although tho other members of his family woro saved. Miss Ellzaboth Isham of Chi cago is not In the list of rescued, 10. G. Lowy, Chicago Jeweler, was not on tho Carpathia, A survivor says tho crow acted with great courage but not with moro heroism than wns shown by John Ja cob Astor, Jncquoa Futrello and othors of tho noted passengers who perished. POINTER HERE FOR FARMER One Good Thing, at Least, That Ho May Placo to tho Credit of tho Auto. Tho farmer may not vonorate tha nutomobllo, but ho must admit that, although tho automobllo teaches oth ers extravagance, It has taught him a very valuable lesson In economy. Everybody knows how plant llco, or aphis, overrun and doatroy plants and how tho boIo protection against plant llco has heretofore bcon patent pow ders moro or less costly. But of lato years farmers havo no ticed that, while all tho plants in field or garden woro covered with aphis, nil tho roadsido growths, white with dust from flying automobiles, had not a slnglo aphis on thorn. Hcnco an experiment. Turnips, poaa and cabbages woro coated with ordi nary dust instead of costly powdor. Result, dlsappcaranco of all Insect par. nsltes. Tho automobllo, In a word, has taught tho farmer that dust, which costs nothing, will protect his plants from plant llco and other pests Just as completely aB tho most expensive powder can. ALMOST CRAZY WITH ECZEMA "I, tho undersigned, cannot givo enough praise to tho Cuticura Rom edics. I had been doctoring for at least a year for eczema on my foot. I had tried doctor after doctor all to no avail. When a young girl I sprained my anklo three different times, paying little or no attention to It, when flvo years ago a small spot showed upon my loft ankle. I was worried and sent for a doctor. Ho said it was eczema. He drew a small bono from tho ankle about tho size of a match and about an Inch long. Tho small hole grow to about tho slzo of an apple, and the eczema spread to tho knee. The doc tors never could heal tho hole In tho ankle. Tho whole foot ran wator all the time. "My husband and my sons wero up night and day wheeling mo from ono room to another in the hope of giving mo somo relief. I would sit for hours at a tlmo in front of tho flreplaco hoping for daybreak. Tho pain was so intense I waB almost crazy, in fact, I would lose my reason for hours at a time. . Ono day a friend of mino dropped in to soo me. No moro had Bhe glanced at my foot than she ex claimed: 'Mrs. Flnnegan, why in tho world don't you try tho Cuticura Rem edies! Being disgusted with the doc tors and their medicines, and not be ing nblo to sleep qt all, I decided to givo the Cuticura Soap and Cuticura Ointment a trial. After using them three days that night I slept as sound as a sliver dollar for eight long hours. I awoke In tho morning with but very llttlo pain, in fact, I thought I was In heaven. 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