Elizabeth Anna Bryan Osgood lost at sea (7)

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Elizabeth Anna Bryan Osgood lost at sea (7) - exhaustion to looso The steamship created a...
exhaustion to looso The steamship created a whirling vortex as be sank and such passengers at had been able to keep afloat by means of life preservers were . fucked ' down into the mighty whirlpool and drowned. When the suction ceased about 200 bodies came to the surface with a ruth. The work of rescue was begun without a minute's minute's delay by the crew of the sailing vessel, who - put out in boats and picked up many men who ' mere clinging to pieces of wreckage. After the fog lifted two boats were seen approaching the Cromartyshire. They mere . filled with men, who were taken on board." . Mr. La Casse said that when ha left the ateam- ateam- - hip Captain Deloncle was standing; ' on the forward bridge. He refuted to-leave to-leave to-leave and went down with his ship. - . Women Left Drovrn. , One of the passengers who was rescued save the fallowing account of the scene on board La Boureogne after the collision: "Ths scenes enacted) on beard La Bourgogne Jurt after the collision were terrible to witness. . Men fought for places on the beat like maniacs. Women nere forced back from tb beats and . trampled on by the human beasts who msde te'.f-prcsrrva'tloo te'.f-prcsrrva'tloo te'.f-prcsrrva'tloo their only object'. ' "On board were a large number of Italians and .' other foreigners who ears little for' human Hfe. These fiends stopped at nothing. "In one boat was a party of- of- forty women, but so crest was the panie that not a hand waa . raised te arsfet 1.1 her launching. The occupants so acsr safety were drowned like rats when tbo 5ip with an awful hissing sound went down . with the 'hundreds of valuable lire. Bo desperate desperate was the situation that an Italian passenger drew his knife and msde a thrust at one, who, like himself, was endeavoring to reach the boats. Immediately the action was laxiuted in every direction. Knives were SaurUhed and used with doa&Iy aSsoi. Women and ohiMrsn wars driven back to aa iaarltabl Aealh at tt points of weapons ,li owner at whins vera experts in tLelr use. Th sosa a ths water waa tTta

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 07 Jul 1898, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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  • Elizabeth Anna Bryan Osgood lost at sea (7)

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