Elizabeth Anna Bryan Osgood lost at sea (6)
COLLIDED IN A FOG Every Effort Was Mada by the 'y. i Other Vessel to Rescue the Drowning Steamer Ore-; Ore-; Ore-; clan Assist, Special Dispatch to The Inter Ocean.. . HALIFAX. N. 8., July - La Bourgogne. the French line steamship, which left New York on Saturday last, bound (or Havre, was sunk at 5 'clock on .Monday morning after a collision with' the British ship Cromartyshire in a dense fo( about sixty miles south of the Sable Islands. There were 716 persons on board when the collision occurred, and of these 653 were lost. Fifty-three Fifty-three Fifty-three passengers and 110 members of the crew were rescued. Captain DeLoncle and all of the officers of the steamship except the parser and three engineers went down with their ship... V The Cromartyshire brought the news of the disaster to port this morning. . She carried the passengers and members of the crew who were rescued from the steamship, and was towed Into port by the Allan Une steamship Grecian. Members Saved aad Lest. ; , The following figures were furnished by one of the ship's company today: ' - Tlrst-class Tlrst-class Tlrst-class pumcm 71 Second-class Second-class Second-class passengers.. ............ ...,...;.12I Third-class Third-class Third-class passengers IS5 Ship's crew ..... " - Total onboard........ 'Passensvrs saved Chip's crew saved ..........T1 U .ar Bel Tffd - s ass .....4..HaMMatSB.e.lwS Drowned SS3 . The Cromartyshire's bow was store In when she arrived in port, and she was partly dis- dis- - masted.' Only one woman, lira. A. I a Casse of Plainfield, N. J., was saved, and the greater part cf the rescued persons brought here by the Cromartyshire were sailors and steerage pas- pas- seagera..- seagera..- Not one of the arst-class arst-class arst-class passengers was saved. One man who survived said that fully ten minutes passed before the La Bourgogne sank ' after the collision, and there was ample time to . save some of the women and children who were on board. Mrs. LsCasss said that the many foreigners fought madly for places in the boats and wildly pushed aside the women and children. Colli deal la the Fog. .: According to the story told by Captain HetuSer-' HetuSer-' son ef the Cromartyshire, his vessel, a full-; full-; rigged ' tailing ship, was proceeding under reduced reduced canvas, and making about Ave knots an hour. "A steamship's whistle waa heard at C 'dock, and suddenly the La Bourgogne loomed iff the f eg on the port bow. Nothing could be done to avoid a collision, and the vessels crashed together. The Cromartyshire struck the French liner smideh-lp, smideh-lp, smideh-lp, tearing a great rent In her aide. ... ' '- La Bourgogne careened and In a few moments went down sideways. .The passengers and crew bad rushed panic stricken to the decks of the liner when the crash was heard and felt throughout throughout the ship. Ths greatest confusion prevailed, and the lifeboats that were launched were quickly filled by the crew and steerage passengers. passengers. One boat was launched without oars. It was crushed against the steamship's sides and the women and children in it were drowned. ; . Mrs. La Casse, her husband, and eighteen others escaped on ' an Improvised raft. When the steamship began to stnk the hundreds of persons on the decks lumped overboard and swam and floated about In the water looking for chances to save themselves. Many clung to the raft on which Mrs. La Casse was saved, but It was already overloaded and It was Impossible - for them to get aboard. They clung desperately to the edges of the raft until compelled by sheer exhaustion to looso their hold and drown.