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London Standard (Newspaper) - April 17, 1912, London, Middlesex The a Standard wednesday april 17, 1912. The wreck of the titanic. Appalling loss of life. Over drowned. Hundred s More missing. Famous victims. Terrible scenes in new York. Distracted wives 868 survivors on carpathia. The Kings sympathy a a lie worst fears As to the Fate of the titanic were confirmed yesterday when Fly news made it Only too certain that at least 1252 passengers and Crew and probably As Many As 1490, had lost their lives in the terrible disaster., heirs is still contradictory and fragmentary the wireless apparatus on the rescuing liner being fully occupied in trans gutting the names of the bayed but the awful extent of the catastrophe May be gathered from the following figures a in bar of seals a Board 1455, a a or 903 2,358 Nyber need or mixed 868. No her drowned a mind 1,490 j coat of tace ship �2,000,000 ils the Standard or amp Able to announce in a late edition yesterday morning the titanic Sank at 2.20 on monday morn a ing. She was thus afloat less than four hours after the collision and the efforts of the other liners to reach her were in vain if not All her boats were filled with passengers the majority of them women and children and these were picked by the liner Carpathian they numbered according to the most trustworthy estimates 868 including the necessary members of the Crew to Man the boats. �11 seems beyond doubt that these Are the oily survivors All monday s earlier messages recounting the Transfer of passengers to the Baltic and the virginian having been erroneous. Indeed the carpathia appears to have. Been the Only ship to reach the scene in. Time to effect any rescues. She is now making her Way through the ice to new i York where she will arrive All being. Well to Morrow night or Friday morning. It is a striking commentary on the tragic Story that among the 248 names of saved telegraphed to new York at three of clock yesterday afternoon there were Only those of 79 men. Among those who appear to have been v drowned Are or. W. T. Stead the famous English journalist colonel i Astor and a number of great american magnates and leaders of finance and a a society. She compilation of a list of the saved and 1 the drowned is a matter of great difficulty owing to the inadequate Means of communication Between the carpathia and the Shore. Her wireless equipment is not of the most powerful description. In any Case All she can do is to Tele graph the names of the saved and this she is doing As rapidly As possible while on her Way to new York. Heartrending scenes took place at the offices of the White Star company in new York yesterday. A crowd of stricken relatives besieged the officials clamouring for news hoping against Hope that their sorrow might be turned to Joy. Few of them received Good news and Many went away crushed by their grief. To a less extent there were similar scenes in London and Southampton. The King and Queen and Queen Alexandra yesterday sent messages of sympathy with the relatives of the victims to messes. Ismay Imrie and co., and similar messages were received from the German emperor and Many other distinguished people. In parliament a touche ing statement was made by the Premier cd a similar expression was made by the president of the German Reich Stag. The latest news. Terrible Stoby told by Cable. From our correspondent Newyork april 16. Ane most appalling disaster in mercantile Rine history has resulted so far As can at present be ascertained in. The death of 1262 a and the Rescue of 868. All the latter Are Board the carpathia slowly making her Way. Towards new York through the same racial sea of Drifting ice which sent the onf10 destruction j i Ginian and parisian have announced Mun Italy by wireless that they have sur a Vors on boards destroying the faint Hope that death list might be lessened. Kra i a a a a drifted thirty four. Miles after is the iceberg and before she foun the Leyland liner californian is continuing search Over a radius reaching out beyond this path for soy possible raft or Lifeboat still on the surface but it is admitted that there is hardly a Chance of the quest proving fruitful. A terrific thunderstorm which raged Over Nova Scotia yesterday evening moved Seaward in the direction of the titanic disaster to Day and would seem to have destroyed any Chance that an improvised raft May be buying a few final survivors. A �?�4 the carpathians wireless apparatus is sending slowly the names of survivors. Of 201 first Cabin passengers thus far accounted for 132 Are women 63 men and six children. Of 114 second class 88 Are women 16 men and 10 children. The constant use of the wireless to Send the names of the living prevents the transmission of any details of the catastrophe. All that is known is that Neptune thrust an icy hand beneath his Waters and crushed the mighty titanic As if to scorn her name. An heroic Story. How death came suddenly out of the chilling. Fog How the frightened passengers gathered amid the useless luxury of the palatial liner strapping life belts on one another How the fearful cry a women and children to the boats a rang out As distress rockets tried to Blaze a gleam of Light through the overhanging pall who were the heroes who if any were the cowards when confronted with this Swift ending of their human Hopes How the democracy of death made All men equal How the Anglo Saxon spirit sprang Forth and lifted the lowliest immigrant woman in her weakness above the millionaire when the most crucial of All earthly tests came these Are things that the wireless has not yet had an Opportunity to Tell and May be the world must wait until the carpathia with her pitiful consignment of widows and orphans arrives to relate the Story by word of Mouth. Sunk two Mliss deep. She arrives in new York of thursday evening or Friday morning preferring to take the longer course to the Southern Haven rather than attempt to gain the nearer Canadia port and risk an encounter with that Northern ice which sent the titanic to her grave two Miles deep. New York was stunned this morning when she awoke to the realisation that yesterdays wireless Nies sages were All untrue and that the real facts of the titanic a Fate had been suppressed. Lit is understood that the White Star officials first realised the awful extent of the disaster at 2 . Yesterday but held Back the news hoping against Hope until late at night when they were driven by the final passage of All doubt to announce the appalling death Roll. By the time the White Star offices opened in lower Broadway this morning the front _ of the shipping trusts building was blocked with people Many weeping hysterically inquiring for More news than was contained in the slow arriving list of survivors a olice. Reserves were summoned but had not the heart to drive away the pitiful struggling crowds of relatives who refused to disperse while a Chance remained that the names they vainly looked for would appear in the next list received. Rich and poor mingled their grief As sober faced clerks behind the counter gave negative answers to their passionate inquiries. Wife a despairing offer. Mrs. Benjamin Guggenheim wife of the a a smelter King a became hysterical when informed that her husbands name was not yet received As saved. She offered All her wealth to charter a Steamer to return to the scene of the wreck and continue the search when told that the californian was already doing this service the half crazed woman shrieked of my god my husband where is the olympic you must do something. The virginian should have done something she was gently led away crying bitterly. Police magistrate Cornell was about to inquire at the desk about his wife when a woman before him mrs. Weir was told that there was news of her husband. She fainted in or. Cornell s and was carried out to her waiting motor car. Or. Cornell was then informed that his wife a name was not among the survivors though her two Sisters were. The magistrates face went ghastly White he clutched the desk and gasped a a there must be some mistake. All three occupied the same state room. They were Only abroad a week to attend the funeral of their sister lady Drummond. Tell me there must be a mistake the clerk could Only express the Hope that a later list of survivors might contain mrs. Cornellus name and the Pale Man biting his lips until the blood ran Down his Chin struggled through the throng. Pitiful cases. Asking the Fate of his brother or. D. W. Marvin who was re turning from his honeymoon with his Bride an inquirer had the news imparted to him that mrs. Marvin was saved but that there was news of her husband. In this fashion throughout the Day the White Star office was turned into a Tabernacle of grief. The general manager or. Franklin was surrounded by reporters soon after he arrived but he rushed through and locked himself in his room. The question was shouted through the Keyhole whether there was any Hope of More survivors or. Franklin in a sobbing voice said he did not believe so. President Taft made special inquiries for his military aide major butt who was returning from a Mission to the Vatican. He was told that his name was not on the survivors1 list. Or. Taft heard the first news of the disaster about 9.30 yesterday evening while attending the theatre at Washington. He immediately left the play and returned to the White House. Every Effort was made in the new York theatres last evening to keep the news from the audiences and several spectators who had secured Early information and were discussing it were requested to leave. Dangerous luxury. The question of an adequate provision of lifeboats on the to tam is beginning to be discussed and the suggestion is made that if there had been enough boats for everybody there would not have been such an appalling death Roll it is said that the mad comp tuition of the transatlantic lines to out rival on another in luxurious fittings has caused space to be sacrificed to palatial accommodations which should be occupied by life saving devices. The comment is made that the race for splendour in Ocean travel has received a severe blow which must cause a reaction in favour of liners carrying More Small boats transatlantic steamers arriving to Day confirm the reports that the worst Ricefield in the history of navigation has accumulated where the titanic Sank. The Lapland passed through a floating Field of pack ice stretching As far As binoculars could bring within the Range of vision. The Captain of the president Lincoln says it looked like a Polar country. An Bil tank Steamer and a Leyland liner were with the president Lincoln in the Field and it required four hours steaming southward before they could get Clear. The Captain of the Lituania reports that during a dense Black fog he ran into an ice Field and before he could bring his vessel to he was surrounded a pounding a a the Lituania steamed 120 Miles southwards before Clear water was finally reached. Up to this evening the incomplete list of the names of the saved totals 315. The land wireless stations having lost touch with the carpathia the government has ordered the Cruiser Salem which is one of the most powerful wireless ships in the United states Navy having a radius of a thousand Miles to proceed from Hampton roads to Convoy the carpathia in and act As a ship for handling messages the customs the carpathia will arrive on thursday afternoon. The Treasury officials at Washington have directed that the customs regulations shall be waived in order to facilitate the Landing of everybody. The following statement has been Given out by the White Star officials a a a Captain Haddock of the olympic sends a wireless message that the titanic Sank at 2.20 . Monday after All the passengers and Crew had been lowered into lifeboats and transferred to the virginian. The Steamer carpathia with several Hundred passengers from the titanic is now on her Way to new York the White Star line announce officially that they have received positive news that the number of survivors from the titanic is 868. The despatch was transmitted by the . Search for survivors. Mystery of the news. Wireless falsehoods who caused them to be sent amazing statements. Parisians fruitless quest. New York april 16. Two messages received by the Marconi company from Cape race and Sable Island make it appear that none of the titanic a passengers have been rescued either by the parisian or the virginian. One reads a a Marconi station Sable Island. Been communication parisian. Ship had passengers from the other is a a Marconi station Cape race reports had communication virginian. Do not believe any titanic passengers on that . Halifax april 16. The parisian a teamed through much ice looking for survivors. No life rafts or bodies were sighted among the floating wreckage which covered a Large area. The weather was cold and even if persons had been on the wreckage they would in All probability have perished from exposure before they could have been picked . The parisian is expected to reach Here to Rii Orrow. The Sable Island Cable ship Minia reported this afternoon by wireless that she had sighted a great mass of wreckage but boats or rafts from the titanic. This disposes of the Hope that the Minia which was anchored off Cape race when the titanic first cabled for help might have picked some of the titanic a . St. John s i april 16. The latest available advices from Cape. Race indicate that Only the 675 people on Board the carpathia were saved from the titanic. The messages say that All the boats launched Are accounted for and that they were mostly filled with women and children. From this it is inferred that most of the men on Board the ship went Down with her. Later. All Hope of any passengers or members of the Crew of the titanic other than those of Board the carpathia being alive has now been abandoned and this afternoon All the steamers which had been cruising in the Vicinity of the disaster continued their . Montreal april 16. The weather station in the Gulf of St. Lawrence reports that heavy fogs Are lying off Nova Scotia. A heavy thunderstorm broke in the neighbourhood last night and is travelling eastward. Such conditions it is pointed out leave Little Hope of the Rescue of any titanic survivors who May still be adrift on rafts and in boats. Intelligence was received by the Allan line officials this morning from Captain Gamble of the virginian that that vessel has continued her voyage to Liverpool. She has survivors of the titanic on Board. Last evening the following Cable was received at the office of the Allan line 14, cockspur Street a virginian advises too late to reach titanic. She is proceeding on her new York april 16. The Leyland company have instructed the Captain of the californian by wireless Tell Graphy to remain near the scene of the wreck and to Render whatever Aid is possible until he is relieved or until his Coal Supply runs . Clinging to Hope. New York. April 16. A Telegram from Montreal states that notwithstanding the reports to the contrary the officials of the Allan Lone still cling to the Hope that the parisian May have on Board some survivors from the titanic. This Assumption is apparently based upon the fact that the parisian is heading for Halifax although her original destination was Philadelphia. Another Ray of Hope was held out late last night when the wireless operator at Sable Island when asked As to the possibility of delivering messages to the titanic a passengers answered that it would be difficult it As the passengers Are. Believed to be dispersed among several even this faint indication that other vessels than the carpathia have picked survivors has been eagerly seized upon by thousands of relatives and friends of the . Sympathy of Congress. Washington april 16. The House of representatives to Day unanimously passed a Resolution extending its sympathy to the relatives of those who met their death in the titanic disaster. An urgent re quest to report the number of lifeboats and life rafts carried on the titanic has been telegraphed to the White Star company by the supervising inspector of the government Steamboat inspection . Captain Smith warned. Carpathian voyage. Beset by icebergs new Yolk april 16. Captain Rostron of the carpathia in a wireless message to the Cunard company Here sent from latitude 41.45, Longitude 52.20, says �?"1 am proceeding to new York unless otherwise ordered with about 800 after having consulted or. Bruce Ismay considering the circumstances and with so much ice about i considered new York Best. There is a Large number of iceberg tand 20 Miles of Field ice with bergs amongst according to a wireless Ness a received Touraine a message about icebergs. From our Paris april 16. The a a Presse Nouvelle a has the following message from Havre a a a the Captain of the liner Touraine which arrived at Havre last night states that on april 10, in latitude 44.15 North and Longitude 50.40 West at five seconds past Midnight his ship entered an Ricefield. To Lessen the Shock of possible Impact he slowed Down to 12 knots. The Touraine emerged from the Ricefield at 1.15 . The icebergs were very Low above water. The same morning at 6 ., the Touraine coasted along the Southern Edge of another Ricefield for three quarters of an hour and noticed two icebergs on Friday april 12, the Touraine was. In constant communication with the titanic till nine o clock at night. M. Caussin the commander notified by wireless telegraphy the position of the ice Fields he had encountered to the commander of the titanic. Captain Smith replied in the same Way sincerely thanking him for his information. Almost All the news obtain Abl in Paris As to the loss of the titanic comes through Lon Don and the Only exceptions seem to be occasional private messages received by resident americans one of whom has been informed that 305 out of the 350 first class passengers have been saved. The United states embassy the travellers club and the american Banks Are the Paris centres where the greatest anxiety is seen the newspapers bring out editions As each fresh Telegram arrives a but it consists almost entirely of women a names. Besides the three French passengers continually cited an intimate Friend of my own m. Pierre mar Chal the son of the late French Admiral was also on boards travelling to America with a View to concluding contracts with foreign governments on behalf of the Curtis aeroplane company which together with m. Paul Han he has been representing in France. I popular in French society the greatest anxiety Wasfy it on his behalf and the French ministry of Marine cabled to the Washington embassy for the earliest possible information. I have just heard however from mime. Mar Chal his Mother that she has received news of his safety. The consternation and sympathy in Paris is Universal at this unparalleled catastrophe and the leading newspapers give expression feelingly to the Public sentiment. Two Wollaston Wellingborough Young men named Garforth and Patchett were amongst the passengers. They were booked to leave by an earlier vessel but were prevented from reaching that Steamer by the curtailed service owing to the Coal strike re. One of the mysteries in connection with the titanic disaster which is at present unsolved and the solution of which one can Only surmise is the extraordinary series of false messages with which the world was lulled into fancied Security on monday. For sixteen hours Viz. From 9 . On monday until one o clock yesterday morning right through All the editions of the evening newspapers and the earlier editions of the morning journals a fio ocl of alleged Quot wireless. Messages were received. They ported a. 1. That All the passengers had been saved 2. That the titanic was proceeding under her own steam for Halifax. 3. That she could not possibly sink. 4. That 20 boatloads of passengers were transshipped to the parisian. 5. That the parisian and Carpathian were both a a in attendance on the titanic. 6. That the virginian was towing the titanic towards Capa race to Beach her. 7. That All the passengers had been taken off. 8. That the titanic was Atiq afloat at 8.30 . And then a he truth and so it went on until a Quarter to one yesterday morning when the dire news came that the titanic had sunk at 2.20 . This put the possibility of a great disaster Forward for the first time on receipt of this news the standards tout inquiries for continuation to All possible sources of news. The most alarming item in this despatch was the time at which the liner had sunk. The titanic we know struck the iceberg at 10.23 p in. Sunday and if she Sank at 2.20 . Monday that would be within four hours. At the time the Accident occurred the steamship virginian was 170 Miles West of the titanic and the olympic 200 Miles West. To reach the titanic before she Sank the former must have travelled at the rate of 42j Miles an hour and the latter at 50 Miles an hour at least both manifestly impossible task a. A consideration of these facts prepared Tho Way for the receipt of the awful intelligence which reached the newspapers at 2.30 in the morning to the effect that there had been a a horrible loss of then to Learned that the Carpathian apparently the first vessel to reach the scene of the wreck had found boats and wreckage Only and had picked 675 souls in a a All the Titan ice a thus the stories of the Transfer of All the passengers and the Steining and towing of the titanic vanished into thin air. And the Public will now understand Why the news in the morning papers except the very latest editions was apparently so contradictory but Irhe news agencies and correspondents who sent the false news merely transmitted information Given out to them As rec Ivy a at the various Points named and All Praise is due to them for exceptional promptitude. But who sent these a a wireless a messages and Why were they sent these Are questions the Public will naturally ask and require to be answered. On the face of them they Are As inaccurate As they Ara mysterious. Leading newspapers and the Public of two continents were misled until the last moment. / the Public will want to know Why and How this deception was carried out done to worry. Another mysterious Cable cleared . Among the Early messages of monday which App ared to be beyond que Stion authentic was that received by or. And mrs. G. A. Phillips of Godalming the parents of the wireless operator on Board the titanic which read a a making slowly for Halifax. Practically a a Linkable. Don t worry. This was most reassuring and the possibility of doubt seemed to be Rex not. It turned out yesterday however that the message was not from the operator on the titanic at All but from a brother in London. The latter in order to reassure his parents seeing and believing the messages from new York sent the Telegram in All Good Faith. The parents naturally assumed it waa from their son on the titanic. A somewhat similar Case occurred yesterday when the countess Pappenheim. In London received what waa at first reported to be wireless message from the titanic saying a a All Well. The countess has some relatives on Board but inquiries at her London residence elicited the fact that the Cable waa from other relatives in Philadelphia but it is not known How the news came into their Possession. Possibly it waa merely through information contained in the american press As the passengers in question or and mrs. J. B. Thayer Are mentioned in the lists published of those rescued. Millionaires liner. £120,000,000 capital represented on Board. The titanic was essentially a liner for millionaires and on the Maiden voyage quite a number of very wealthy men took passage by her. The liner herself is valued at �1,750,000, with fittings the cargo valuables on Board mails Etc. Are estimated of the value of at least ,000j000. Among the passengers were men representing a minimum of �120,000,000 of capital. They included a colonel j. J. Astor. £30,000,000 or. B. Guggenheim. 20,000,000 or. J. Straus. 10,000,000 or. I Widener. 10,000,000 or. W. Roebling. 5,000,000 other wealthy men Many of them millionaires included or. J. B. Brady or. Howard Case or. J. B. Cummings or. T. P. Franklin or. Hermann Klaber or. D. W. Marvin or. V. Payne or. Frederick Sutton and or. G. Wick. Scenes of grief. Offices besieged by relatives. French liner s peril. Narrow escape from wreck. New York april 16. The French liner Niagara on arriving Here to Day reported that on wednesday night she was approximately in the Vicinity where the titanic Sank. She ran into a Field of ice and was so badly bumped that her commander sent out the wireless distress Call a thick Mist prevailed at the time. The ship was running at reduced Speed and had been brushing against Small floes for some time when there came a severe Shock. Those sitting at dinner at the time were thrown from their seats to the floor dishes and glasses were scattered Over the saloons and stewards were thrown Down. The scared passengers rushed on to the decks in swarms. The Captain made an inspection and subsequently sent out a second wireless message saying he could proceed to new York under his own Reuter. A message has in received by wireless from or. Algernon h. Barkworth jp., of Hessle one of the passengers on the titanic who addressing his Mother said a a All Well. Algie. It is believed that this message was sent off bib Ore the disaster occurred one of the officers of the titanic is or. Joseph Boxall the son of a Wilson liner Captain resident at Hull. Or. Boxall had but recently entered the White Star service. No news As to his Fate has been received by the family. A the event of aay Hart Wiwi being received after we have Gene to pm it will be fews in a a Stop pret a Cehura it non Page a touching incidents. Throughout the whole of yesterday London lived in an atmosphere of suspense waiting for the wireless messages which cd me through the air with their words of Comfort or desolation or almost worst still bringing neither the one nor the other but leaving a sharper pain of gnawing anxiety in the hearts of those whose hear and dear ones were on the doomed vessel. In the City offices and restaurants the one topic of conversation was the wreck and. The latest Cable. Every successive edition of the newspapers was eagerly bought As soon As it appeared in the streets and every hopeful Rumour gave Rise to a fresh burst of High optimism each in its turn to be 6lowly but remorselessly worn away by succeeding reports. On the buildings of All the shipping companies and on Many private business houses the flags were flying at half Mast and in the neighbourhood of the White Star. Lines offices in cockspur Street the crowds of people conversing in peculiarly hushed tone3 and the White drawn faces Boire v eloquent testimony to the tragedy which had occurred. At oceanic House. At the White Star lines London offices in oceanic House Over which the flags were flying at half Mast the same scenes of anxious suspense were witnessed throughout the whole Day. The crowd of curious without were kept at a respectful distance from the doors by the police. Within the crowd of anxious watchers paced continuously backwards and forwards before the notice Board on which at what seemed painfully Long intervals telegrams containing meagre do tails of news were posted . Sometimes a Short list of names of passengers reported to be safely taken on Board one of the Rescue steamers would appear. Then the throng would crush round the Board pressing upon one another to get within Reading distance and scan the list feverishly. Occasionally very occasionally a Joyful a Xela mation or a Low breathed a a thank Cpd a told a whole Story and one of the watchers would hurry out into the Sunshine to convey the Joyful tidings to the friends and relatives waiting at Home. But these were the exceptions the majority after going hopelessly through the list three or four times could Only turn away with a sigh and recommence their endless pacing and Down. Nothing could have been More courteously sympathetic than the manner of the overworked clerks and officials who times without number went carefully and patiently through the lists searching for the names which were Seldom there. From an Early hour in the morning the officials were inundated with frantic enquiries by Telegram and Telephone while As soon As the offices were opened relations and friends of passengers poured in and begged for news. In most cases the staff were unable to give any Comfort though always expressing the Hope that later news would lighten the tragedy. Touching incidents. Some touching incidents were witnessed. A foreigner and his wife a. Plump woman of about 30 or 35, both of them evidently in poor circumstances entered the office with timid footsteps and in broken English inquired after a relation who had travelled Steerage on the titanic. It was impossible to allay their fears and they retraced their Steps to the door the woman trying hard to keep Back her tears As she muttered in broken English a a it is a i am sorry for you was the brisk but none the less Heartfelt remark of a business Man another gentleman on being informed that some one concerning whose Fate he was anxious was a survivor on the carpathia murmured a a thank towards the close of the afternoon the number of female inquirers increased and there was scarcely one who was not weeping patiently the officials searched the lists again and again but too often their reply was a a his name is not Down most of the ladies had some one with them to whom they could turn for Comfort. One athletic girl in a Harris Tweed costume had her Hopes dashed to the ground but was told there might be better news if she came Back in an hour or an hour and a half. A a How can i wait All that time she asked in agonised tones. A a it s an eternity. Nevertheless she hours a at a and when the name which meant so much to her was not on the lists again her composure gave Way and she left sobbing. Some of the women could hardly to or themselves away from the office but stood at the desk in a kind of stupefaction hardly grasping the purport of the news. One elderly woman least against the staircase for support and As tears coursed Down her Cheeks repeated a a he was a passenger he was a passenger. The distress of the ladies was pitiful to see and formed a striking contrast to the quiet Way in which the men with tight lips received the news., at Southampton. Whole town stricken with grief yesterday morning s newspapers carried gloom and desolation into Many Southampton Homes for it was from Southampton that the majority of the titanic s Crew were drawn. Overnight the townspeople had gone to bed reassured in the belief that All the passengers and Crew were Safe for the evening s messages had been full of Confidence and Hope. Then came the morning with its sudden Awakening to the terrible reality. Most of the Crew of 903 lived in the town and a Large proportion had been bom and bred there. If reports Are True it is scarcely an exaggeration to say that nearly every family in the town has lost a relative or Friend. Heartrending scenes were witnessed during the Day at the White Star line s offices near the docks where the wives and relatives of the absent Seaman clamoured frantically for the news which could not be Given them. The whole town waa plunged into mourning and a meeting of the Harbour Board called in the afternoon was on the motion of the mayor abandoned m View of the great calamity which had overtaken the town after passing a vote of condolence with the relatives and sympathy with the White Star company. There Are in the town six firemen who had signed on for the titanic and who arrived at the quayside last wednesday just in. Time. To see the last Gangway drawn in. In one Street in the port the breadwinner in every House was serving As a member of the liners Crew. In one Case three Sonis the sole support of a widowed Mother were serving on the titanic. Up to a late hour last night Large crowds maintained a weary and sorrowful Vigil outside the White Star offices but news came to relieve the tension. The mayor of Southampton councillor Henry Bowyer has despatched a Telegram to the lord mayor of London stating that he purposes opening a Relief fund for the distressed dependants of the Crew of the titanic and asking if he can Appeal for cordial co operation. Sorrow at Belfast. The hews of the titanic disaster caused Universal sorrow in Belfast. The managing director of the Queen s Island shipbuilding Yard or. Thomas Andrews and eight of the employees of the Yard were aboard the liner while Many members of the Crew were Belfast men All Are feared to have been lost. It has been ascertained that the following Belfast people were also on Board the titanic or. John Simpson assistant medical officer. Or. H. S. Harvey second assistant Engineer. Or. William m. C. Reynolds Junior Engineer. Or. Hugh Fitzpatrick Junior boilermaker and or. Bertie Irvine an electrician. Inquiries in Dublin show that there were nearly a dozen passengers from the Irish Metropolis on the titanic. It is stated that 3500 bags of mails went Down in the liner. Worlds sorrow. Message from the King and Queen. A premieres statement. The whole civilised world has been thrown into grief by the unparalleled disaster to the titanic and already this Universal feeling has been expressed in a very striking Way. The following message was received last night by the White Star company a. The Queen and i Are horrified at the appalling disaster. Which has happened to the titanic and at the terrible loss of life. We deeply sympathise with the bereaved relations and feel for them in their great sorrow with All our hearts. Geoege r. And i. To this message messes. Ismay Imrie and co sent the following reply we Are deeply grateful to your majesty and the Queen for the gracious message of sympathy. The calamity is indeed overwhelming in its magnitude and in the sorrow it must bring to so Many hearts. We Are talking necessary Steps to ensure that the knowledge of your majesty a sympathy shall reach All for whom it is intended. Queen Alexandra telegraphed As follows a it is with feelings of the de pest. Sorrow that i hear of the terrible disaster to the titanic and of the awful loss of life. My heart is full of grief and sympathy for the bereaved families of those who. Haye perished. Parliaments tribute. A parliament was gravely affected writes our representative or. Foster Fraser from the House of commons. Just at the end of questions somebody put a question to or. Sydney Buxton about the tragedy. At once or. Asquith Rose. He was Pale and stricken with sorrow and instinctively a great Calm fell on the noisy House and members removed their hats. Or. Asquith spoke in a strained Monotone. Words were not enough to say what they Felt. Blit even at this moment they could give a necessarily imperfect expression of their sense of admiration that the Best traditions of the sea had As or. Asquith said been preserved in the willing sacrifice which was offered to. Give the first Chance of safety to those la ast Able to help the a selves and a Low murmur of agreement sounded. The Heartfelt sympathy of the whole nation would go out to those who found themselves deprived of their nearest and Dearest. Then the Premier sat Down very Pale. Or. Churchill sitting close by was also Pale. Or. John Dillon had both his hands before his face As though he would shut a picture from View. But most men sat still tight lipped with pallor on their Cheeks staring in front of them. It was a tense dramatic moment. Then slowly the House turned to its Ordinary business. Premieres statement. The following is the text of the question which led to the reply by the Premier a or. Bottomley asked the president of the Board of Trade whether he would consider the importance of framing regulations to prevent British passenger ships sailing to new York during the Winter and Early Spring from adopting the Northern Atlantic Rozite for the purpose of breaking records amongst the Leviathan liners and whether he could state what proportion of Lifeboat accommodation the titanic bore to the number of passengers and Crew. Or. Buxton asked for notice of the question. Lord c. By Resford u., Portsmouth asked whether there was any later news As to the titanic. A or. news received by the boy re of Trade from the White Star company this morning was in these terms olympic reports that the carpathia reached titanic a position at Daybreak this morning she found boats and wreckage Only. The titanic had foundered about 2.20 ., in 41.16 n., 50.14 w. All the boats Are accounted for about 675 souls Are saved of the Crew and passengers the latter nearly All women and children. The Leyland liner California is remaining searching the position of the disaster. The carpathia is re turning to new York with the survivors. No further news has yet Heen rec Ivy a by the Board of Trade. Perhaps the. House will allow me to add this i am afraid we must Brace ourselves to confront one of those terrible events in the order of Providence which baffle foresight which Appal the imagination and which make conscious of the Inadequacy of words to do Justice to what we feel we cannot say More at this moment than to give a necessarily imperfect expression to our sense of admiration that the Best traditions of the so a seem to have been observed cheers in the willing sacrifices which were offered to give the first Chance of safety to those who were least Able to help themselves and to the warm and Heartfelt sympathy of the whole nation with those who find themselves suddenly bereft of their nearest and Dearest in their desolated Homes sympathetic murmurs. Messages of sympathy were received yesterday by the White Star line from his majesty the German Ein pm ror and Prince Henry of Prussia. The president of the Board of tide the postmaster general and lord Derby also sent expressions of their sorrow and regret. V a american finance Wall Street depressed by the disaster. From our financial a new York april 16. The condition of the Market to Day was primarily attributable to the atmosphere of gloom and depression which pervaded the financial Community Over the news of the titanic disaster. No other subject has been talked about on Wall Street and Active financiers we re not inclined to resume speculation. This sentiment was curiously illustrated by the rapidity with which the foolish Rumour circulated through Wall Street that or. Pier Pont Morgan was travelling on the titanic incognito on the decline numerous Stop orders to sell were received but these were offset by purchasing orders placed in the Market Twenty for hours ago. At prices slightly below the level then quoted. These orders were largely for the account of people who withdrew from the Market Early last week and they explain the recovery of prices just before to Days close. It is impossible to say How much influence was exerted the Chicago bulletins of the damage to Winter wheat. These reports were highly bewildering but it was pointed out today that they come almost exclusively. From two states in the Middle West where the government crop estimate a week ago conceded that the conditions Are 20 to 25 per cent below those of 1911. No attention apparently is being paid by experts to the Fertile wheat states such As Kansas and Nebraska where the government s condition estimates 10 per cent., or thereabouts above the ten years april average. The government report of the country s agricultural exports for March Are very remarkable. Cotton shipments exceeded by forty per cent., or 330,000 Bales the highest previous record for the month and despite the lower Price of Cotton their total value was �3,400,000 above the Best March showing of other years. The aggregate value of the months. Agricultural exports was �5,800,000 above those of March 1911.the Money Market was quiet but it is noticeable that the Interior Banks Are showing an increased disposition to keep their funds at Home. That impression prevails that the titanic disaster will hasten the inevitable re organisation of the shipping Trust s capital. Because of the original prodigious Over capitalisation the unpaid dividends on �10,200,000 cumulative preferred Stock now amount to Over fifty per cent and the company s surplus and depreciation fund Are regarded As wholly inadequate. Lost and saved. First lists of names issued. Well known persons 1500 unaccounted for. As far As can be gathered from the officials of the White Star company the number of persons on Board the titanic when she left Queenstown after calling at Cherbourg was As follows a a first Saloon 350. Second class 305 Steerage 800 Crew amp a. 903 total. .2358 the number reported saved is believed to be passengers .675 Crew.192 total. .7. 867 this leaves 1491 either lost or unaccounted for. A survivors. A partial list of the survivors on Board the carpathia received by Telegram at Capa race is supplied by Reuter s new York correspondent. The confusion in some of the names is attributed to interruption by Amateur wireless Telegraph lists. Mrs. Edward a Appleton. Mrs. Rose Abbott. Miss g. M. Burns Misa d. D. Casselbery. Mrs William Clarke. Mrs. F. Chi Binaco. Miss e. 6. Crosbie. Miss h. E. Crosbie. Miss Jean hip it ack. Mrs. H. B. Harris. Mrs Alex. Halverson. Miss Margaret Hays. Or. Bruch Ismay. Or. And mrs. Edward Kimberley. F. A. A. Deny my a ? Kenyon. Emile Kenchen. Miss g. R. Longlac. Mrs. A f. Leader. Bertha la vory. Mrs Ernest lines. Mrs. Susan p. Ryerson or Rogerson. Emily r. Ryerson f. Mrs. Arthur Ryerson 1. Mrs. John Jacob Astor. Master. Allison and nurse. Miss Andrews. Miss Nanette pan Hart. Miss a w. Allen. Mrs. F. M. Warner. Miss Helen Wilson. Miss Willard. Mary Wicks. Mrs. George d. Widener and maid. Mrs. J. Stewart. Mary c. Lines. Mrs Sigfrid Lindstrom. Or. Gustave a. Lesueur or Lesueur. Georgietta Madill mme. Me Licard. Mrs. Tucker and maid. Mrs. J. A Thayer. J. Thayer Jun. H. Woolmer or. Wat Mer. Anna Ward. Mrs. J. Stuart White. Marie Young. Mrs. Thomas Potter. Mrs. Edna s. Roberts. Countess of Roth a. Or. C. Colmane. Or. And mrs. D. H. Bailey. Or. H. Blank. Miss a. Parisina. Mrs. James Baxter. Mrs. George a. Hayton. Miss c. Connell or Bonnell. Mrs. A m. Brown. Miss g. C Bowen. Mir. And. Mrs. R. L. Beckwith. Or. And mrs. A Henry. Mrs. W. A. Hooper or. Me. Or. J. Flynn. Miss Alice Fortune. Mrs. Robert Douglas. Miss Hilda Slayter. Mrs. H. Smith. Mrs. Braham. Miss Lucille Carter. William Carter. V miss Roberts. Miss Cummings. Miss mind Haft a v k. H. Behr the famous Tennis played. Miss Dessett. Mrs. William. Fuchella a. H. Par Worth. W. R. Steffeson. Mrs. Eric Bowe Nan. Mrs. D. W. Marvin. Philip Emock. James Good pfc Ruberta Misny. Pierre Marechal mrs. W. O. Manaban. Miss Appio Ranfelt or Renault. Major Arthur peaches. Ruth Taussig. Ella Thor or Thon or and . Z. Taylor. Gilbert m. Tucker. J. F. Thayer. Mrs. M. Rothschild. Miss Madeline Newell. Mrs. Newell mrs. Helen Newson. Or. Fienny a Ozmond. E. C. Ostby. Miss Helen s. Ostby. Mrs. Maman j. Renagon col Alfonso Sim Nina president Swiss Bank Verein. Edith rosenbaum., mrs. George Rheims. Mrs George m. Stone. Emma so by Suez or Segg Erser. Frederick Seward or Steward. Miss shutter. William t. Sloper. Mrs. Frederick j. Strict. Mrs. Pauline Schabert or Schoben. Or. And mrs. J. O. Spa Din. Max Stahelin. Mrs. Lucien Smith. Mrs. Walter p. Stephen son. Abraham Salomon. William b. Silvey or Silbey. Or. And mrs. Stengel. Mrs. W. A. Spencer and maid. Robert d. Sheddell or. And mrs. John Synder or Smyder. Adolph Saalfield. R. S. Silverthor. Augusta Serepec. Mrs. Fortune. Henry w. Frauenthal mrs. Frauenthal or. And mrs t. G. Frauenthal Emil Taussig. Mrs. T. A. Cavendish and maid. Sir Cosmo and lady Cosmo Duff Gordon. Mrs. Washington Dodge and son. Or. And mrs. Dick. Mrs. Of ted c. Douglas. Dorothy Gibson. Mrs. Samuel Golden Burg. Ella Goldenburg. Mrs. D. Greenfield. We. Greenfield. Mrs. Leonard Gibleau mrs. A c. Horeb a Gnu w. J. Hawksford. H. S. Sharper and manservant. H. Haren f Haven. Or. And mrs. Fred h. Hoyt h. Homer. Georgs harder at. Harden. Mrs. Harder mrs. C. M. Hays. Mrs Ida he Paeh. Paul Chiver t Chavre. Gladys Cherty. Or. And mrs. V. Cd Chambers. Or. And mrs. W. But Carter mme. De Villers. Robert w. Damiel or Devellin. Mrs. Thornton David son. Miss Walter Douglas. Sarah Daniel Alfred drae Hensted. Min la till miss Boulton Ramshaw or ear Shaw. Miss Frank Zatelli. Miss Antoinette Flebeau Heim Cor fre Ghern. Margaret Fri cliche. Mrs. Jacques Futrelle. Colonel. Archibald Gracie. Mrs. William Graham. Margaret Graham. Or. Graham. Master Carter. Or. Churchill Cardali. �o3. P. Calderhead. Mrs. Victorina Chandi son. Mrs. R. C. Cornell mrs. Thurrel Caven Dimidi and maid. Mrs. H. F. Chafee. Thomas Cardeza. Mrs. J. W. Cardeza. Mrs. J. B. Cummings. Or. Washington. The following saved Anna Abelson. William Angle. Leonora. Asuncion Durante. Or. Argene Genovez. Edith Brown. T. A s. Brown. E. D. Beale. Mrs. Ethel Beane. Miss Dagan Buhl Caroline Bystrom or Bystrom. Mrs Ada b. Balls. Miss Kate Buss. Mrs. Charlotte Collyer. Mrs. Alice Christy. Miss Lulu Christy. Mrs. Ada m. Clarke. Miss Clear Cameron. Mrs. Stuart Collett. Or. Albert f. Caldwell mrs. Sylvia Caldwell master Alden g. Caldwell. Mrs. Lulu Drew. Miss Agnes Davis. Master John m. Davis. Miss florentine Duran. Miss May Davis. Second class passengers Are mrs. Adi doling. Miss Elisie doling. Mrs. Lizzie Fanthorpe. Miss Ethel Garside. Mrs. Mary in Hewlett. George Harris. To. Mrs. Jane Herman. Miss Satis Herman. Miss Alice Herman. Miss Annie hold. Mrs. Esther Hart. Miss Eva Hart. 9 miss Harper. Mrs. Anna and master Hamala Inder. Mrs. Elizabeth. Hocking. Miss Nellie Hocking. Mrs. Amy Jacobson. Miss Norah Keane. Miss Fannie Xeuy. Miss Louisa Laroche. Miss Jessie w. Leith. Mrs. Lamore. Mrs. Alice Louch. Miss Bertha Lehman. Mrs. Elizabeth Mel linger and child. Mrs. Elizabeth Nyji mrs. A Mallet cablegram received at the London and Liverpool offices of the White Star line from their new York House state that i Wirelean message arrived from Captain Haddock of the olympic giving to names of some of the rescued on Board the carpathia. The list does not differ from that Given above except in variation in the spelling of some names and in the following additions a miss Maimy. Or. Pirie. Or. Marshall. Miss Daisy Minahan. Or. And mrs. Helen Ashby. Miss Ashby. Mrs. Caroline Ondrie miss Frilda slates. Or. And mrs. Ward. Mrs. Jacob p. Marston and maid. Mrs. Henry Anderson Given also As or. Harry Anderson. Or. R. M. Wiliams. Miss v. Walden. Or and mrs. D. Bishop

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