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Boston Post (Newspaper) - April 20, 1912, Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Post saturday april 20, 1912 11 Ray for Rescue on wreck of raft standing knee deep in Ocean survivors chant lords prayer and petitions of childhood new York april 19.�?colonel Archibald Grade u. S. A., who jumped from the Topmost deck of the titanic is she Sank and swam about until he found a Cork life raft and then helped Rescue those who had jumped into the hater added today to his statement of ast night. The titanic was struck by the Berg it a her port Side Quot colonel Grade said. A she was ripped from near the middie oat to the Bow after the fashion of a opener opening a Box of sardines a he buttons were pressed immediately iffy the compartments closed As far As possible under the circumstances. An Sis Omen say not one of Bondsmen an attempt to save himself the Fortune witnessed die plunge of the titanic. Just before theve Joel went Down they sew the people on Board struggling and heard shrieking and Yeuping. The Bondsmen they said continued playing to the lest. Some of them had life preservers on their arms As they worked their instruments others had the belts around their waists. Not one of the Bondsmen Mcdean attempt to save . Fortune said the Leet air played we a nearer my god to thee. Sees parents and six children sink feared being boiled a the interval Between the collision and the sinking of the ship was two hours my 22 minutes timed by my watch which Lay open on the Dresser. A i he Patch stopped at 2 22 a. M., when jumped into the water. I was awakened in my Cabin at Midnight. A and Many whom we refused swered As they went to their death Good Luck and god bless a fall the time vre were sustained by Hope for Rescue. We saw lights in All directions practically in front when i Green lights shone and rockets were fired in the air. We Learned later that tire lights and the rockets came from one of the titanic a lifeboats. And so we passed the night with the Waves washing Over us and the raft buried deep in the water under our feet. A did we Pray through All that wild night there was not a moment that our prayers did not Rise above the Waves. Men who seemed to have forgotten Long ago How to address their creator recalled the prayers of their childhood and murmured them Over and Over again. We said the lords prayer again and again together. A Long before Light we stood in columns two deep Back to Back balancing ourselves fearful to move lest the delicate balance should be disturbed and All of us thrown again into the water. We were standing and were Content to stand and Pray knowing that in that alone Lay our Hope for Rescue. The hand of god seemed to have soothed the sea and it was Calm. An age seemed to have passed when heroes of the Steerage prevent possible panic Providence girl among last of women to leave titanic before last fatal plunge a after sinking with the ship it ap-1 we saw the twinkling lights of the Gar eared to me As if i was propelled by j Pythia on the horizon. We knew her ome great Force through the water. This a and recognized her As our rescuer. The night have been occasioned by explosions under the water. T recall that i As most fearful of being boiled to Leath. A the second officer who was on the top deck told me that he had a similar experience. Innumerable thoughts of a personal nature relating to mental telepathy flashed through my brain. I thought of those at Home As if my spirit might to to them and say Good be forever for a similar experience in Marconi operator one of the 35 on the raft confirmed our Hopes by saying that he too knew that it was indeed the Carpathian. While we looked someone whispered that there was also a ship behind us. We dared not turn about to look so fearful we were that we would disturb the balance. A the second officer finally ordered one Man to look behind while the others stayed still. The slipping in of one Man would have meant the death probably lays gone by had occurred in the his-1 of All of us. The one Man who looked torn of a member of my wife a family. Passed the word that there was no ship my she was even awake that night tor i behind. Lured with presentiment. A again and again i prayed for deliver Mee. Although i Felt sure that the end iad come. greatest difficulty was in holding my breath until t came to the surface for i knew that once i had in led water i would have suffocated under the water t struck out with All by strength i for the surface. Ocean dotted with dying �?o1 teacher the surface after a time that seemed unending. There was nothing in sight save the ice which dotted the Ocean and a Large Field of wreckage. Here were dying me and women All i bout me groaning and crying piteously. A eth Sefton officer and j. B. Thayer for. Who were swimming near told me that just before my head appeared above inc water one of the titanic a funnels separated and foil apart near me scattering the bodies in tie water. �?o1 Law wreckage everywhere. All that Anie within my reach t Clung to. A treat crate like Block of Wood floated within my grasp and i grabbed it. It seemed to be sufficiently Large to keep the afloat. At this moment however t saw Ai overturned boat a Short distance Tway arid swam to it. I caught the Arm if a Man who grasped it. Threw my leg Over the boat and rested on it. A on this raft it was really a collapsible boat that was called a raft there were already lying More than 20 Tien who seemed to belong to the to a Nice screw. Two men one in the How the other in the Stern propelled us through the wreckage with pieces of a Vood who Ujj answered for oars. A presently the raft became so full that seemed she would sink if More came aboard and the Crew for self preserve had to refuse to permit others climb aboard. This was at once the lost pathetic and the most horrible scene of All. The piteous cries of those around us still ring in my ears. I ,111 remember them to my dying Day. A when the Day broke four of the titanic a lifeboats were seen on our port Side. The second officer blew his whistle to Call attention to our precarious condition and the head life boat towing another came to our help. A the Transfer fraught with peril followed. The second officer was the last Man off the raft. Just before he left it he lifted into the boat the body of a Sailor who had died of cold and exposure As we prayed. Fell into Lifeboat a i with my soggy overcoat heavy with water pitched head Foremost into the boat trying my utmost not to disturb the equilibrium of the raft. In this boat i saw several of my companions on the raft. Others had gotten into the other Boal a your boat however had More than its complement. 65 persons. Fortunately the carpathia was close. Otherwise so officers of the carpathia afterwards told me. All in Tho boat would have perished in the moderate blow that came up an hour later. A we All suffered from cold especially those of us who had no hats. It seemed an age before we reached the carpathia. Where All were ready for us with medical Acif and food and drink to restore us. Nothing can exceed the kindness of the ministering Angels who tenderly provided for our needs aboard the Arnathia. Colonel Gracie said her most serious loss was that of his manuscript on the War of 1812, which he had spent a Long time in preparing. He said that he would return to England to duplicate the data which he lost when the titanic went Down. Providence april 19.�?miss Bertha e. Mulvihill of this cite was a third class passenger on the titanic and was among those saved by the carpathia. At the Home of her sister mrs. E. J. Norton 12 Inker Mati Street today she told of the sinking of the liner of the night spent Drifting about the ice and the Rescue by the carpathia and of her return to her sister s Home. A it was about 11 45, she said As her sister mrs. Norton brushed her hair and soothed her brow. A i was in bed and was just getting to sleep. A then came a heavy Jar. I Lay still for several minutes not. Knowing what was the matter. Then i slipped on a heavy coat Over my Nightgown pulled on my shoes and went out into the i passage. The people were Rushing up the Stair ways and Way Down in the Steerage of oud hear the women and men shrieking and screaming. The women called their children. The men cursed. I for or. And mrs. Charles Asplund of the two boys Clarence at left and Philip or. Asplund and the titanic. Worcester and two of their five children. At right were lost with by Howard g. Reynolds new Vork april 19.�?�?onot All the heroes were in the first Cabin not All the men who sacrificed loved ones and rent to their death with smiles on their faces were on the upper deck. A the Steerage contributed its share of the Brave to the tragedy of the titanic. All for All they were As Gallant As found in atty part of the Steamer and generally among them the cry was a women and children a that is Why my two children Are fatherless today. That is Why i am without a husband and three Loving London angry Over Way suffragettes belittle heroes husband and sons lost Tion. Forced to refuse Aid a hold on to what you have old boy a shouted to each Man who tried to set aboard. A one More of you aboard Ould sink us injured at the hospitals spencerian steel pens the Standard of excellence for Over 50 years survivors generally reported to be improving this is the declaration of mrs. Charles Asplund 159 Eastern Avenue Worcester mass. Who with her two rescued children. Lillian a Golden haired girl of six and Felix the baby of the family were among those rescued by the carpathia while Charles Asplund and three boys aged 14, 10 and 8 were left behind to go Down with the ship. Down in the Little swedish lutheran Mission at 5 water Street just off the Battery mrs. Asplund at last has found partial rest1 after the Days of trial and anxiety reunited once More with rela Tiv do anxious to look after her welfare. But it was not until 24 hours after the carpathia landed that she and her children found this Haven. Beaten Back because they did not like the looks of their credentials to gain admission to the Dock her sister. Miss Teela Johnson and her Brothers in Law Charles e. Carlson and John Carlson All of Worcester were unable to meet her. Greeted by a mob of strange faces All looking anxiously for their own loved ones mrs. Asplund never Felt so much alone not even in the fateful moment when she was separated from her he Fly band and Hoys. Throughout the trip in the Lifeboat to the Side of the carpathia and during the dreary voyage to new York she had kept up under a frightful Strain for the Sake of her Little ones. But the sea of strange faces with no welcoming smile to Greet her proved too much and on London april 19.�?the Suffragette leaders Here have not improved their position by their published views on the conduct of the men aboard the titanic. Miss Annie Kenny organizing Secretary of the Pankhurst society said. A i have great admiration for the heroism shown by the men but it is possible to exalt this heroism too highly. It is almost a natural Law that women and children be saved first in Shipwreck and in other miss Nina Boyle of the women a Freedom league said a i do not want to be ungracious but i think that which the men did was the very least they could do As we women have to put up with so Many disabilities through life that we May at least expect to have some advantages in such crises. I do not think that one can argue from this instance that the age of chivalry is not dead As i believe it is. Mrs. Cecil Chapman said ,. ,. A i think the feeling of suffragists is that they would have preferred to meet their Fate by the sides of their husbands. Far from the age of chivalry being dead Omen would like to share danger with men because women Are As chivalrous As men. Sylvia Pankhurst said �?o1 do not want to minimize the gallantry displayed but it must be borne in mind that it is the Universal Rule in cases of Shipwreck that the women and children be saved first. The London papers print angry comments on these inter knew they were fighting. A then i hurried Back into my room stood up on the Wash stand and took Down a life Belt. This i adjusted about me and a ferried out into the passage. A at the top of the passage 1 met a Sailor with whom i had become acquainted on my passage Lecross. I later Learned his name was Robert Hickens of Southampton eng. I asked him what the matter was. A a a there is no danger Little girl he replied to me. A we have hit an ice a a a we re lost we re lost a i cried but he took me by the Arm and told me to follow. Him. The people already were running to the sides of the boat to get into the lifeboats. A some of the italian men from Way Down in the Steerage were screaming and fighting to get into the lifeboats. Captain Smith stood at the head of the passageway. He had a gun in his hand. A a a boys a he said a you be got to do your duty Here. Ttys the women Quot children first and Tell shoot the Man who jumps into a boat a but this did t seem to have much effect on them for they still fought to get into the boats. But the captains of he was a Good Captain and a Brave Man stood guard and would t let the men get in before the women. A there were two Catholic priests aboard. They were coming to America from Ireland. After we got off i talking with Eugene Ryan Congress pays tribute to titanic a dead Washington april 19�?formal tribute to the titanic a dead was paid by the House of representatives today when at 12 11 of clock it adjourned until noon tomorrow. The sepate remained in session under an agreement reached yesterday for a vote before adjournment on the Dillingham general immigration Bill. The prayer of the Rev. Henry n. Couden in opening the House session was in part a we thank thee that in the Ordinary circumstances of life selfishness and greed seem to be in the Ascendancy yet in times of distress and peril then it is that the nobility of Oul the god like in Man asserts itself and makes the flags on the White House and other government buildings and throughout the country Are at half staff. And first was a boy from and landed in the boat. Then a big Itai Ian jumped and landed on me knocking the wind out of me. A the titanic was going Down slowly yet surely. T had marked in my mind s Eye two portholes on the vessel. 1 watched the water come to them pass them and Swallow them from sight. I was fascinated. A then the lights on the titanic began to Glimmer and go outta few minutes later there were two heavy explosions. A the big vessel quivered and seemed to Settle. Then she leaned Over on the other Side a Little and slowly Sank to her grave. I think j he Ard the band playing. A but it was a Good ship a Good ship a stammered miss Mulvihill insistently. A and they went Down bravely. They were Good to us Good to us a she sobbed. After a pause of a few minutes miss Mulvihill continued a the sailors rowed hard thinking the suction from the big vessel would pull us Down. But the explosions threw the water away from the vessel so the Small boats were Able to get away All right. A a then began the Long Vigil for the rescuing ship. All night we humped among the Iee cakes out there on the. Atlantic front 11 o clock until about an hour a Mill later that 1s i think it was an hour Al Rny Home town in Athlone. And he told though it seemed hut an instant to me me the priests went among the men on a a a j it i. N the titanic As the vessel was sinking and administered the last rites of the Church. And they stuck to it too until the water was up to about their Knees views. As the water came he a a Datile titanic i a ill Law my n for your writing from a or Corre select a pen for your writing Sample card of 12 special numbers flt Spon dents and accountants on receipt of 10 cts. Spencerian pen co. 349 Broadway new York act Well new York april 19.�?the survivors of the titanic taken to hospitals on their arrival Here Are generally reported to be improving. The following Are the names of those taken to hospitals St. Luke a Hospital Deane mrs. Etta 32 years old of Lon Don England Shock. Deane. Bertram 2 years old son or mrs. Deane. _ Deane Eliza 2 months old daughter of mrs. Deane. Johnson mrs. Alice 27 years old. 215 West third Street St. Charles 111., Shock Johnson. Eleanor 1 year old daughter of mrs. Johnson. Johnson Harold. 4 years old son of mrs. Johnson. Nelson mrs. Thelma of St. Charlest Thorneycroft. Florence. 32 years old of London England Shock. St. Vincent a Hospital Shl Inus mrs. Selina Steerage and two daughters one 7 and one 5 years old. Mcintyre William 21 years old Coal trimmer Southampton eng., Frost bitten. Thompson. John 42 years old. Fireman fracture of left Arm. Whitely Thomas 21 years old waiter in first Saloon fracture of right leg and a number of bruises. Mount Sinai Butte moat., injury standing there by the rail. Farther and farther we moved away and 8�oi\ a a a was blotted out but there at the rail i shall always see him As i did in the last few minutes. There at the rail with boys hand in hand the Dock while her sister and Brothers-1 Rne to the last in Law were striving with the police to i a s Thea hours before we were aboard the carpathia. Thinly b. Lilya of the swedish lutheran Emigrant Home. He is going to see that he gets to his father who is in South Dakota. John and Charles Carlson will take mrs. Asplund to Worcester tomorrow on the 12 o clock train. Sailor Friend told me to follow him and he would try to got me into a Lifeboat. We climbed up bolts and cleats until we got to the next deck. Nearly every woman bad left the snip then i guess and Only two boats remained. Quot beside me there was a family named Rice consisting of the father and Mother and six children. The father was not permitted to leave the ship but the Mother and her six children could leave if they wished. She was Cuiying and weeping. She would t go into the Lifeboat and leave her husband to perish. A i can t go and leave my husband she cried to the officers. A let him come with me of please let him come with me she pleaded. A i done to want to live if he can to come. There will be nobody to earn bread for my Little children a she wailed. A but the officers let the father go. A a to stay with my husband then the woman cried. I saw her clinging to her husband and children just before i left the vessel. That was the last i Ever saw of her. The Dhole family went Down together. A a Only two boats remained. One of these pushed off. I stood directly Over the other. A jump said the Sailor t jumped we had fought and struggled on the titanic. From Midnight until Dawn of the morning we wept and moaned on the face of the Ocean. A mail the boats that had left the port Side of the vessel had clustered together and All the boats that left the starboard Side clustered in another Little Bunch a Little distance away. A at about 11 o clock the carpathia took us aboard. Everybody was kind to us. They had hot whiskey and Brandy for All of us. They wrapped us up in blankets and gave us food. A physician came and visited All of us. Then the passengers let us sleep in their Beds. Everybody was kind and helped us. A the first class passengers aboard the titanic had first class accommodations on the carpathia As near As possible. I was in the third class because i decided on the Spur of the moment to visit my sister Here and it was impossible to get anything else until tune so far ahead were the passages booked. A so we herded in the Steerage until we crept up new York Harbor. I sent a wireless message off to my Mother in Ireland to reassure miss Mulvihill is 24, an Apple cheeked Irish lass with Bright Blue eyes which today were deeply ringed with suffering privation and terror. A i am afraid i always will see that Mother clinging to her husband and six said miss Mulvihill As she closed her eyes and a shudder passed Over her. And that you May profit by the health restoring strength giving properties of the time tested famous family remedy Parish mrs. To right foot and Shock. Shelley mrs. Butte mont., Shock. Sydenham balls mrs. Adaes a Jacksonville fla., Shock Jarman mrs new York City severe cold bronchitis Shock. Beeg poll Hamas Lush English Relief fond reaches Quarter million London april 19.�?the Relief funds which have been opened for the assist of those thrown into distress by in Law were striving with the police get to heir she at last was overcome with the sense of loneliness and broke Down completely. Taken to Hospital officials of the Cunard line then did lend a helping hand and the hapless woman with her two sobbing children was placed in an ambulance and rushed to it. Vincent s Hospital. Here after a frantic All nights search believing at times that the reports that other swedish passengers told them As to mrs. Asplund Rescue must be false her relatives located her this noon. Even then the bars to reach her Side were not Down and it was Only after a visit to the immigration Bureau that passes were received to admit them to the Hospital with permission to move her. John Carlson secured this permission by showing that mrs. Asplund was the wife of an american citizen and demanding the right to take her Home. At St. Vincent a with the proper passes they a Ere Given every attention possible and mrs. Asplund at last with her relatives became the Brave woman she is and was taken to the swedish lutheran Mission with her children. Through John Carlson mrs. Asplund tells a heartrending Story. Tucked away with her baby in a berth in the third Cabin she was awakened by a terrific crash. Felt terrific Shock my husband wag by my Side in an instant and All in our night dresses mad. Our Way to the deck to see what had happened a said mrs. Asplund. Tler was no panic no cries just orderly j1 j cession to learn the cause of the Shock and see if there was any danger none of us believed there really was. Mother s instinct i clasped sold Drury where la boxes 10c., 26c. Fall River line new York the disaster to the titanic now amount to $250,009. The Earl of Derby who is lord mayor of Liverpool in response to an urgent request from new York for assistance for Tho survivors among the third class passengers today cabled $5000. Special notices Castor a for infants and children. The und you Haw always bought bears the signature of Clad As we were we suffered from the cold Only the baby wrapped in a passenger s coat was warm. Lillian cried with the pain. She was nearly Frozen when we set foot upon the Steamer that picked us up but thank god they Are both Well now and i still a five them to live for. Quot i exp med to find my husband and the boys on the carpathia but they were not there. Throughout the Day i lived in Hope that he would he picked up and even when we docked i expected to see him standing on the pier to meet me smiling As he had when i last saw him at the rail. I could not think for an instant Itiat we alone were saved. There must be other fortunate ones the same As we were. No Friendly face there a but when i landed am did not see him there no face of a Friend in that sea of faces i lost heart for the first time. I a the officials were very kind to us. They placed us in an ambulance and carried Quot us to a Hospital where everything seemed so quiet and Nice. The nurses made us feel at Home and i knew that sooner or later my relatives in Worcester would find us there. A when they did come it gave me courage i had not Felt for Days. To rom Row we Are going Home to Worcester. I shall live to bring up my children As he would want them to he brought up and shall find my Comfort in them a Little three year old Felix and six year old mrs. Asplund says through or. Carlson that there was no panic in the Steerage that she heard of. And that All were Brave and tried to look after the women and children. These ranges Are the Standard by which other stoves Are measured. Other makers copy them wherever possible but some things they can to copy As we own the patents. The Many Crawford trouble saving devices the wonderful single Damper patented cup joint oven flue which my sleeping Quot Batby to my breast and took1 a Why there was a boy saved just the my Quot with me. Little Lillian followed Are of one of us any in fit. A waa fort Utility to of among Tho saved and yet told us he him with me. Little while my three older Hoys Clung to their father. On deck we found them lowering the boats and As we were near there one heat the oven in every part alike grates Patent dash Hod All at your service without extra Cost every part of a Crawford Range is designed with the greatest care to fully meet the demands upon it in fact stronger than hoped he did t keep any women out of on was being manned with others Lithe boat. This boy was Cervine Swen was told to get in. I did not want to sen. A lad of 14. He was All alone on leave my husband and children but he a Board tie titanic travelling to his said it was All right he would come father who lives somewhere in the Down with the boys after me. That it was West. He made his Way by himself to Only for a few minutes till they shifted 1 the upper decks Boon after the crash tie ship and then we would be All Hack j came and climbed into one of the boats again. I boy alone on liner a it had no clothing on to speak of an the night was hitter cold a Man from a when we were on the carpathia he he Steerage took off his coat and told us that he had no one to look out wrapped it around Little Felix my baby j fat him and he thought a looking far up f saw my husband with look out for he Meir. I nto i he six Yea. Old Lillian in his arms. He cried said had thav of aunt Long Hap out to a Man in the boat with me and Good by in Sweden that it an thing Imp dropped Lillian Over to him. He caught Peird to run Tuie Boa he Iid her and placed her by my Side. A a a now you coma i cried a with the but an it a a Shook his beat Kildren t Liera were aired v we pulled away and he six a then he added that he hoped he did t prevent some woman from being saved for be knew his Mother would want him to in t,1ht a of what she had told him. This Little Al Wenser boy la now in new thera would be York being cared for by the Rev. A Al 1 Mon it really need to be. This insures against the liability of frequent and expensive repairs so of to Ordinary ranges. If buy a Crawford you will the most perfect Range made. Send for the illustrated pamphlet. / % you have Crawford ranges Are sold by it progressive dealers Walker Pratt Mac co., makers Boston
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