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 - ti 3 7 BEARS E TELL OF Passengers Arrive in S F...
ti 3 7 BEARS E TELL OF Passengers Arrive in S F - - Are to Appear Monday Before U S Officials - Inspectors Leave to View Ship ui EFFORTS TO SALVAGE LINER WILL BE MADE Many of Party Brought Here on Special Train Are Shaken and Unnerved by Ordeal - Reunions With Relatives Affecting UNNERVED and shaken by the still fresh memory ot their narrow escape from death when the liner Bear drove ashore on Sugar Loaf Point last Wednesday night nearly Joo survivors of the disaster arrived in San Francisco from Eureka by special train last night bringing with them stories ot their terrlfyinsr experiences Not a little of the nervousness apparent In the demeanor of the survivors of the Bear when they reached this city last night was due to shock caused by the Injury of two railroad section hands whoso handcar was struck ly the wreck special near Cloverdale MAN HURT BY TRAIN HAS LEG AMPUTATED Joseph Mlssl one of the men suffered the amputation ot his right lee and was taken to a Santa Roea hospital In the baccate car of tne special Out of the mase ot thrilling experiences which survivors of the liner encountered com last night tlol story of Miss Acnes Loftus a vaudeville actress Miss Loftua was nearly drowned when the lifeboat in whlfh she was seated was capslxed by a mighty comber Later she rescued a woman and her baby from death as they lay pinned under an overturned lifeboat pounding In the breakers WOMAN HELPED SAVE TWO FROM DEATH How Miss LiOftus thrown Into the chill wafers came to the surface with si woman clinging to her neck now aba shook tha woman off and was hauled aboard another lifeboat which was washed ashore how she tugged at one end of a capslxed lifeboat and dragged Mrs George H Learned and her two - year - old baby ashore all this she narrated naively Other passengers told how the battlebattle - ship Oregon bulldog of the Navy with searchlights agleam rushed to the rescue as a doien lifeboats freighted with frightened humanity rolled about perilously In the long heaving ground swells MEMORY OF OVERTURNED BOATS SHAKES STRONGEST They tell of how as time passed the memory of overturned lifeboats spilling mm and woman to their death in the Stygian blackness of the night shook the nerves of the hardiest of how the thick blanket of fog hedged them In while they waited and hoped and prayed for rescue of how the women and children half - clad and shivering from cold and fear were restrained and comforted and how at last some of them were taken aboard the Blunts reef lightship to warmth and food and some were waahed ashore on the bleak coast to cheat the ever - hungry sea RELATIVES AND FRIENDS GREET SURVIVORS As soon as the survivors arrived In Ban Francisco yesterday they were taken In charge by relatives and friends Safe from the Bear as she now lies with bow burled ill sand and wedged between razor - like rocks the survivors it is thought will be sufficiently composed to attend the Inves tigation which will be startsd next Monday morning by Captain James Guthrie and Captain Joseph B Dolan United States Inspectors of Hulls and Boilers The Investigation will be held In the Custom - house INSPECTORS PLAN TO BOARD STEAMSHIP The Inspectors left yesterday for the scene of the wreck If possible nfalii rluthpl and Caotsln Dalan will - board the - strtcknllnr - In - an effort to learn the exact extent et the damage In an effort to lighten - the Bear and I Ceattaaed em 7ae Celaaaa - r - - -

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 17 Jun 1916, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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