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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - April 19, 1912, San Antonio, Texas
City edition 4 p. M. Thirty third year no. 89. San Antonio Texas Friday april 19, 1912.twenty-four pages today Quot a Price five cents heroic iou i the of the Cunard liner carpath1a take the place of unskilled men and save lifeboats from swamping. The following tabulation of the passengers and Crew on the titanic with those saved and lost has been compiled from figures in the statement issued by the committee of passengers approximate number of passengers aboard first class. 330 second class. 320 third class. 750 officers and Crew. 940 v total 2,340 number of passengers saved by the carpathia first class. 210 second class. 125 third class. 200 amazing skill displayed total passengers saved 535 members of Crew saved countess Rothes among those of fair sex who Rise to occasion feat of a Denver woman officers seamen. Stewards. Firemen. Total Crew saved grand total saved total lost at sea died after Rescue 4 39 96 71. 210. 745 .1,589 6 aids three inexperienced Sailor boys by taking a hand at rowing total dead 1,595 the officials of the White Star line say that Only 705 were saved but give no statement As to the number lost. A ii % % by the associated press new York april 19.�?th heroism and helpfulness of Manor Petely filled and went Back after More from the sinking ship. Too much Praise cannot be Given the officers worker length Over All #82 feet 6 inches fast. May 31, 1911. Captain Smith Hest stories 1810 y survivors of titanic the vessel struck the submerged part of a huge iceberg that ripped her wide open and broke her Back life boats and rafts were too few room for not More than one third of the passengers and grew and even then some were half filled steamship carpathia the Ocean liner which was the first to arrive at the scene of the terrible disaster and picked up Ute saved passengers. Women in the face of All the Hor exhaust washing us away from the while ror of Shipwreck was one of the de of the vessel and the swell of sea r Irving us Back against the Side again. Most conspicuous features of the he result of All these forces was an titanic disaster impetus which carried us parallel to t ships Side and directly under boat in addition to the refusal of. 14, which had tilled rapidly with some to leave their husbands thd1 and was comin Down on us in a Way that threatened to submerge Active part Many took in the worker boat. A ready Stoker. A mrs. Alice Farnath Leader a new York physician escaped from the titanic in the same boat which carried countess Rothes. A the countess is an expert oars woman a said or. Leader a and thoroughly at Home on the water. She practically took command of our boat when it Wras found that the seamen who had been placed at the oars could not Row skilfully. Of saving themselves and others is one of the most stirring chapters in the Story of the great catastrophe. Calm and unafraid. Women survivors of the titanic were Calm and apparently unafraid when the carpathia reached the wreck scene. Some of the i several of the women took their place life Hoat it Warp hairier i with the countess the oars and Tow Nie boats were being Rouge bled in turn8> while the weak and in women Wrhen Captain Rostron skilled stewards sat quietly in one end of the refuse to leave husband. The most distressing picture of the disaster was the separation of men and their wives. Many of the wives having kissed their husbands goodbye still Clung to them refusing to get into the waiting life boats. A great Many men literally lifted their wives into the boats. Quot in the partings the horror of waiting death was forgotten. It was the thought of leave takings of eternal separation Between these men and who had kept an All night Vigil on the Bridge first sighted them splashing about among the icebergs. Mrs. C. F. Crane of fort Sheridan 111., a passenger on the carpathia today gave a graphic account of the Carpathian thrilling race with death. She said news of the disaster had become known to the lunar Der a Passen fers and that scores of men and worn a were lined along the deck w atch St the crippled j women that moved and impelled the silent throng of onlookers to tears. This was part of a Story of his in titanic. Manned by women. A with the Aid of glasses a mrs. Crane continued a we soon sighted the life boats. The first to come into View was a manned by women. Passengers and seamen aboard the carpathia were stunned. A she has sunk a said an officer of the ship who stood near me. And then i realized for the she is not in a critical or dangerous survivors of the titanic in graphic recital of experiences during disaster How the carpathia came Steward tells of preparations to Succour unfortunates adrift in Waters. By the associated press new York april 19.�?�?obe British my men in this thrilling command megaphone from the titania Bridge by capt. Smith settled the Fate of a great number of the ships Crew but steeled them to self sacrificing action that probably saved scores of passengers. The Story was told today by a member of the Crew who had an oar in a life boat. A when we heard the command to lower the life boats a said the Sailor a some of the Crew pressed Forward. Then came that Call from the Bridge a be British my men a the command was obeyed. Like martyrs the sailors hurried passengers into the boats. Then they stepped Back to stories of the survivors of the titanic detailing the scenes on pression told Here today by Gilbert j Board the great steamship from Tucker or a Farmer editor. The moment o he Accident to her mrs. John Jacob Astor widowed by plunge to the Bottom the terrific the titanic disaster is being cared for experiences of those in the life by the family physician at the Astor i. 1 it i Home. A bulletin issued today says boats and the less fortunate facts of toe tragedy first time that Many lives had been lost. Quot As the carpathia slowed up two men at the oars of the first boat did not seem to be the least bit excited. Quot it w As a remarkable thing the calmness of the women some were thinly Clad w Hile others were dressed in evening gowns. Other boats came into View. It seemed As though they were coming from behind icebergs. And the women in the boats were too dazed to realize their situation. Some of the boats we Ere Only half filled and the men who had been rowing were completely exhausted. When All the boats had been picked up and there were no others in sight the first outburst of grief we As one boat Henrly swamped. Mrs. Lena Rogers of Boston was i saved from the titanic in a boat which carried 55 women passengers. Crowded to More than its capacity the boat was in danger of being swamped. Condition. Mrs. Astor held up bravely until she Drifting on life rafts pieces of wreckage and overturned boats reached her Home when she is said j and the work of Rescue by the h0v� broken Down but quickly a to have rallied. Crew and passengers of the car mrs. Ada e. Balls of Jacksonville j Pythia Are herewith Given. These with narratives of the bravery fla., a refugee from the titanic is confined in Sydenham Hospital suffering from the Shock. Texas women to help. By the associated Fuess Sherman. Tex., april 19.�?a movement for the women of America to raise a fund for a Monument to those who went Down with the titanic Wras started Here today by mrs. L. A. Kidd key president of the North Texas College. The Young women of the College have contributed $100. Babe loses lbs parents. By the associated press new York april t9.�?there is _ one titanic survivor who is not aware when fourth officer c. Louve who that the ship we ent to the Bottom with had it in charge succeeded in trans 1600 persons including his father Fering some of his passengers to one i Mother and sister. This survivor is of the other boats. Travers Allison la months old who is a was we left the titanic a she said at the hotel Manhattan with the nurse a several men were on the Point of and the two maids who were saved jumping into our boat already Over a with him. His parents or. And mrs. Crowded. Seven Hundred and forty five persons mostly women sick in heart and body wrote into the annals of maritime history today the loss of the finest steamship Ever built by Man. They were the survivors of the White Star liner titanic which Sank Bow Foremost with 1595 people aboard her colors flying j. B. Ismay is a witness in called before the Senate committee he is questioned on the disaster. Says ship was staunch thinks of she had struck head on she would now be afloat and self control of those doomed j and her band playing a nearer my to death aboard the titanic and the heroism of the women who in some instances preferred death with their loved ones to life without them furnish one of the most inspiring stories of unselfish Devotion in human annals. Picking up the survivors. Carpathia Steward gives interesting account of the Rescue work. Special to the Light new York april 19.�?william David Saloon assistant Steward on die carpathia. Gave a graphic account of the picking up of the titanic a life boats by the carpathia and recited in god to thee a in 2000 fathoms of water off the Banks of Newfoundland at 2 20 a. In. Monday. With one voice they told of the splendid heroism of those who remained behind to find a watery grave that they might live. Captain Smith died they said As a Gallant Sailor should after first having placed All the women who. Would go aboard the life boats. There were Many who stayed behind to die in their husbands arms. From their narratives stand out in bold Relief these facts the titanic was making 21 special to the Light new York april 19.�?a searching inquiry by the committee appointed by the Senate of the United states to sift the facts of the most appalling Marine tragedy Ever recorded in the worlds history and to fix the responsibility As Well As determine the cause and All other pertinent matters was begun in the East room of the Waldorf Astoria this morning. J. Bruce Ismay and p. F. Franklin of the White Star line appeared promptly at 10 30 of clock accompanied by Emerson e. Parvin Secretary of the International mercantile Marine. As explained at the outset today it was from or. Ismay president of the International mercantile Marine that the Public desires to know if the White Star officers withheld information when it was known that the titanic had gone to her grave. Or. Ismay Pale but unusually Calm Drew aside or. Franklin and j. Parker Par Lin attorney for the International mercantile Marine and the three held a conference. The congressional committee was composed of senator William Alden Smith of Michigan Sena continued on Page 5.�?1st column special to the Light new York april 19.�?there Are today 700 survivors telling the Story in new York where 5,000,000 anxious people for four Days could learn nothing of the disaster. The carpathia unloaded All the horrible history the iceberg scratch that scarcely made the speeding liner shiver the Lull marked with jesting and Only momentary anxiety the sudden order a to the boats a men shot and men magnificently Gallant a thousand jumping overboard explosions splitting the ship the lighted floating City slipping from sight beside the iceberg and the Rescue of the desolate. That was the titanic a Story brought by the curia order. She Tore herself to pieces. It was under a starlit sky amid glittering icebergs that the to a tame the Challenge of Many a intelligence for the Mastery of the sea i went Down. Rushing at a Speed of 23 knots an hour turning a the ice Field As a ploughshares turns a Furrow the liner ran upon submerged portion of an iceberg not much larger apparently herself ripping off her starboard with her Side split i Back broken she listed to starboard then rolled lifeless in the Middle and then fore and aft she slipped under the water in sight of a dozen of lifeboats that bobbed in the sea with the rescued. A Hen All had been done that Man could do to minimize the death toll and it was known that those left aboard but waited to be claimed of death the ships band lined up on deck. Then there floated to them across the water the strains of a hymn a nearer my god to thee a which soon hushed. The bosom of the Ocean swelled gently and there was that ancient faring Forth of human breath. Amid dramatic reunions on the pier last night was told the heavy Story of the titanic tragedy which had been a world wide mystery for four Days. Along with thrilling pictures of Noble response to duty by men who Perli amp is had been associated in the worlds mind rather with markets and Money getting than with leadership in a forlorn Hope is the epic Story of the commander of the titanic Cash e. J. Smith who went Down with his ship As was expected of him. A Rumor had it that Captain Smith had killed himself on the Bridge of the titanic after the vessel had hurled herself upon the iceberg. But it was Learned that Captain Smith was in the first Cabin at the time. First officer Wilde was on the Bridge and according to surviving members of the Crew it was Wilde who shot himself in the terrible moment following the crash. Smith and butt were heroes. The name of maj. Archibald butt military aide to the president stands in the Roll of heroes. Major butt was at the Side of Captain Smith much of the time and once when Captain Smith went overboard to Rescue a child that had fallen from a life boat. Major butt stood by with a line and helped him Back Over the ships railing. It was 11 40 p. In. When the Lookout in the crows nest Forward peering through the fog saw the Pale outline of the iceberg. A Berg ahead on starboard a he Sang. The warning was followed by Swift orders to port the Helm. J the liner responded she veered and parsed under a Large overhang a a a a map showing location of wreck of titanic clients which had been repeated by they were stopped by off j a j. Allison of Montreal and his Sis i surviving passengers concerning the j cer Louve who Drew a revolver. After i ter Loraine three and a half years death of colonel Astor Captain while i taking in out of the Range of the old were left on the deck of the j and the Rescue of Bruce j. Ismay. He knots an hour when she struck titanic a suction he transferred us to titanic when the last life boat was a a a a a ,. Other boats that had not been com towered. A a continued on Page 3�?7th column i tile iceberg. J. No one at first thought that she i would sink. I she remained afloat More than i two hours. The iceberg ripped her open below the waterline. A Small number of Steerage passengers tried to Rush for the a life boats and were held Back by j the Crew and other passengers i the titanic when the last life boat was less than a Hundred j Yards away reared her Stern High in tile air and trembled for a moment before seeking the Bottom. There were two explosions when the onrushing Waters rewired her boilers. When she Sank there was silence a moment late Dic tries and supplications on then thrill a dred a intr men a Huchins lash i iceberg photographed oin Gri oth Luff -24 bed is in of y Quot tie als got Load i think inside we litre than an hour. Then be Quarter after and half after of the last two boats crowded to guards and almost All women. My de in a a after we got the last boat aboard. Ill i jew it. Were was of too mile ult a so per ter sur Choly chorus Oyog on the Bridge dung Ftp Almly. With drawn revolvers. He told of How the officers stood with revolvers drawn to enforce if the emergency should arise that Rule of the sea of women first but How the emergency did not arise and the men a californian came alongside and captains arranged that we should straight for new York and the Hill pm californian would look around for More boats. A we circled around and around though and we saw All kinds of wreckage. There was not a soul on a stick of it. Great grief of women. A while we were pulling in the boat loads the men we saved were quiet enough and not making any trouble at All. But when it seemed sure we s i w Ould not find any More persons i alive then trouble began. I Hope i j never go through it again. The Way v those women took on for the folks i they had lost was awful and we could idiot do anything to quiet them until they cried themselves out. There Yuvi re five chinamen in the boats Ami a soul knew where they came no one saw them get into the but there they were the Fellows from the Crew of the Nolc told us that lots More of them and have got away Only no Oak cd believe their ship could sail it one waiter who was saved t>l4l Abe Abbate Vas a a card game with five and some one put his head in door and shouted that the ship inking. The boys jeered at his above photograph la Lustra to the Tyire of peril which by now Endang it it on playing the mate and from America. The photograph was taken from the deck of an out. Gol away. The rest of cannot be Jurf out there yet. And they women could a a Quot a Kiy sbb3i8bbe a. ,. To the bound to tile terrible titanic disaster. The size of the great Mountain of it Quot Fai Bove the surface of die water us the body of the Berg is usually several times tin m a reef Jln or this reason the bergs eau Seldom to seen from any great distance. At times pit Only they would a Ujj vey have cleared the bergs because they Are quite a distance away from that Mir husbands. The officer it fill crash when his ship strikes the great Mountain hidden beneath the Waters 0f them apart the w in Illus Ouer by Wen the eve a of on Page 4, first cob
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