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AY r Fr AW, Ittet New York April 19.---(Speciall---Out of the 1 Ice 4. numerous Ftories told by SUTVIVOTS of the !lieu!, ltanic diSaSter there stand forth many fact. ri tri a , 4 prove the extraordinary fortitude aid I Bea., f tonderful heroism of those left behind eni Itanto ' its Litler.3 decks facing the death that shortly :ttuned overtook them. While conflicting in some of naive ;heir details. these stories are wonderrully enanimous in testifying to this heroic con-re trs duct. ble in Probably there were many heroes among d eiyo those men who saw the women to the boats magi. end the deeds of one would scarcely outrank would :hose of another. s 0011,. Naturally the survivors noticed particular.- thould ly the action of the more notable of their felbe in. ,ow passengers who were known to them on that account. and it was of their conduct ,port, they testified specifically, though it probMater ably was only a fair sample of the conduzt be (LI of many less conspicuous who died in the ot filo game noble company. boar& . Note Astor's Conduct Closely. . lalialli Not one but many of the survivors noted particularly, it would seem, the conduct of st Col. John Jacob Astor; not one but many saw n veg. the &reuses elect in the face of death. to I Utile remain together. l coin- Of the death of the ddstinguished journalist Air. tt and publicist. William T. Stead, there is 1 clear practically no chronicler among the surIIPPed yivors whose stories have been published. One of the most distinguished passengers on at the the ship, his actions at that awful occasion to, seem to have passed unnoticed by those who Mho have survived. lakes One nameless pastienger of all those whose stories thus far have appeared said anything Wish about Mr. Stead. , According to this passen(-tee& ger Mr. Stead, believing there was not the at his slightest danger of the Titanic's foundering, laving returned to his stateroom and probably per-at he ished there. nein Dies as All Brave Men Do. Tigers --- '--- '- --' - - , t set; nking dwell arty has earth What binty Ice to 1 the tit of de to and vieppeal xtbuo the rawn Yed In ips to stant guns )stves t 6- Straus Deaths Pathetic. With their miticios tilled with the last actions )r es' of brave men, such as these, there was one from scene, pathetic beyond all others, which ;en.; Remo; to have remained uppermost with not t Ole me but many survivors. It was that of the :ns in deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Isidor Straus. 'at"' , The sight of the devoted husband and wife Pat"' Loilsappearing beneath the waves together I Per. i and in hand after Mrs. Straus had refused 4 f D yield to the entreaties of her husband to ea 1 , eave him was one that few could describe to 11 i the reporters, though they had carried it oriv- I ,, dly away with them. ). 2 The Strauses had mingled much with those ;. on board the ship and their fellow passengers A lad had many opportunities in the day the' :receded the tragedy to witness their devo Ion. 4 for LIlt thiso ats is it )TRVIVORS AGREE ON HEROIC DEEDS Tohn Jacob Astor Singled Out Particularly as Titanic's Man. Man. ff.A.NY SAW. STI;AUSES DIE. lasband Calm Until End, While Wife Clum:: to Him and Refused to Be Rescued. Dies as All Brave Men Do. That Col. John Jacob Astor, scion of one of New York's oldestt families, died the death of a brave man there is ample testimony, though in some of the survivors' de-tells these stories conilidt. Sifting the stories it is evident Cot Astor. after assisting his wife and other women, did actually get into the boat with them, but subsequently returned to the liner, some declaring at the request of an officer and others that it was of his own volition after he had seen there were other women still on the ship. From other facts In survivors' stories it wouid also appear the boat in which he left hi wife had room for many more passengers, some say sixteen. when it left the liner's side. hence it would appear Col. Astor eight have remained except for his desire to see that others were not left. In Cabin When Ship Struck. Piecing together the stories about Col. Astor, it is clear he and his wife were in their mbin when the ship struck, that they at once tame on deck, and upon the order for the women to get in the boats, Mrs. Astor at first demurred, believing there was not sufficient danger to warrant risking her life in such a frail craft. Col. Astor thereupon insisted. Two stewards of the Titanic told a reporter they had subsequently seen Col. Astor doing valiant work getting women into other boats. Capt. Charles Frederick Crain, V. S. A.. one of the Carpathia's passengers, said one of the survivors. a boy, 14 years of age, told him he owed his life to Col. Astor. The boy's story. as repeated by Capt. Crain, was that when he tried to get into a lifeboat the sailors pushed him hack, with: " You're not a girl." - Col. Astor, the boy said, happened to be near, saw this, and picking up from the deck girl's hat, jammed it on the boy's head, and watching his chance pushed him Into the boat with the women. ion. that t ' Apparently in at awful scene which those joking back from the boats had indelibly mpressed upon their minds this couple stood mt most conspicuously. While the stories . rgarding the others who died differ somewhat, those relating to the Strauses all i, weetmed to agrees showing the accuracy with 1 which the impression had been made. - Mr. Straus Calm to End. Many of those who told this story had been , lose to the Strauses while the work of 'lunching the boats was in progress. Every 'tie of them agree that during this scene Mr. itraus was strangely calm and remained so until the end. In only one small respect do these stories differ as to what then occurred. According to Mrs. J. Murray Brown, who '.ad been playing bridge with Mr. and Mrs. ;traus, Mrs. Straus did actually get into one 1 the boats . but when she found Mr. Strau Would not follow she stepped out again. Other Itecounts are that Mrs. Straus from the first tefused to step a foot in a boat without Mr. ;traus, and that the latter, after trying to 'orce her into One, for a few minutes. then rave it up. This scene. harrowing In its details, is deorribed thus by IT. F. Stephason, an attach rf the Swedish embassy. who stood by thite strticular boat and who only a minute be. 'or! bad seen Col. Ast3r part with his wife. Plead with Mrs. Straus. ' During the excitement I heard some one lay: Mrs. Straus, you must go.' " Turning around, I saw the Strauses stand-- 11g together. The men were talking to Mrs. itraus. let ," no. I will not go,' she cried to her -.Itsbard. I cannot leave you.' 'Then some one said; You both can go; here's room for both.' "'As long as there Is a woman on this yestel,' said Mr. Straus, I will not leave. They 0). Ire the first who must be looked after. When II31" are safe then come the men. But not nril all the women are In the boats will I put nir foot a li:eboat.' "You are an old man, Mr. Strau3 . some')(1Y Said. "II am not too old to sacrifice myself for 'Woman. was his reply. The struggle which ensued when Mr. 1 lull tried to force his wife into the boat is a I - picture which I shall never forget. It was more than pitiful. Mrs. Straus stuck to the end. for she, I learned, went down with her husband when the Titanic sank." Holds Tightly to Husband. Others who saw this scenes among them Col. Gracie and B. W. Daniel, remember Mr. and Mrs. Straus stood hand in hand while this was going on in a circle of men who were plitiding with Mrs. Straus to go. but none of who could bear to take her forcibly from her husband. ' One of those who joined the group. they said, was Col. Astor, who had Just taken leave of his young wife. Officers of the ship. came up and joined lit urging the elderly woman, clinging to her husband. to go. They reported the boats were leaving fast. Once when some sailors actually seized hold of Mrs. Straus, eyewitnesses say, she put out her hands piteously toward her husband and then clutched the rail to keep from being dragged toward the boat., Henry Wollner. one of the witnesses of this scene, said Mr. Straus refused repeatedly to go himself. and said: - - " Not before the other men." Mrs. Straus, said Wollner tightened her grasp on his arm and patted it and smiled up at him and then smiled at the onlookers. MONEY ORDERS LOST ON TITANIC WILL BE REDEEMED PROMPTLY Postoffice Department Issues Order ta Postmaster for Attention to Reports ' from Intended Beneficiaries. The postotlice department at Washington has issued an order to all postmasters directing that all inquiries in regard to money orders transmitted and lost on the Titanic receive prompt and careful attention and os reported to the department at once. The directions relate to the large nnmber of international -rnoney orders which went down with the steamer. The order. issued from the office of Third Assistant Postmaster General James J. Britt, was received by Postmaster Campbell last night.. It read: " Among the millions of plees of mail matter carried on the lost eteamship Titanic there were doubtless thousands of dollars' worth of international money orders. " It is the earnest desire of the department that postmasters give careful attention to the inquiries made and promptly report the facts to the third assistant postmaster general (division of money orders) to the end that every effort may be,made to ir sure early payment to the intended beneficiaries." TIMES PRAISES RICH MEN: London raper rays Tribute to Conduct Of Millionaires on Titanic. LONDON, Ap11 20. 3 a. m.--The Times in an editorial pays a warm tribute to the behavior of the millionaires on the Titanic. It says: " After the women it was clearly a matter of pure chance which men were saved. AIost of the millionaires were drowned. while many third ease passengers were saved. Indeed, it is established beyiond doubt that the millionaires were treated exactly like any one else and that they gave an exhibition of courage, self restraint and obedience to orders second to none." The Allan and other lines are already taking measures to Increase the number of lifeboats on their steamers. NUMBER RESCUED IS 705- White Star Line Makes Official Statement of the Number of' Survivors. New, York, April 19.Special.-1t was of ficlally announced at the White Star line office today that the number of survivors of the Titanic disaster who were rescued and brought to New York by the Cunarder Ca.rpathia was 705 men, women, and children. W. W. Jefferies, general passenger agent of the line. gave out the figures by classes, and In so doing states that the figures were also those given by Capt. Rostron, the commander of the Carpath!a. - These are the figures by, classes: First 202 10fficers and crew-210 Second . 115 Mi,1,10 Third 178 I Total 705 COOLIES HIDE AND ESCAPE. Six Chinese Find Refuge Beneath Seats of Lifeboats and Reach the Carpathia. - ONW,bnoor,IWomooP New York, April 19.--Stx Chinese coolies wbo hid beneath the seats of the Titanic's lifeboats before they were lowered are a:nong the survivors. The coolies were undetected until after the lifeboats had been taken aboard the Carpathia. Two of their companions also hiding under the seats were crushed to death by the weight of the survivors sitting &bovs thew. , IR I in Pk I. leopyright: 1912: By Jottn T. Moeut;beon.1 LOSES HIS FAMILY OF FIVE! SINISTER PHASE OF WRECK Ne Is Paulson Collapses in,Grief at White Star Office. OTHER TITANIC TRAGEDIES. 1 CRITICISM BY STEADS SON. Thomas Foley 31(,urns Brother; 3113s Believes Captain of Vessel Was Ordered Dahlman Her Sister. 1 , 1 Tr ip. Trip. Trip. The tragedy of the Titanic reached more people in Chicago yesterday. When the conflicting stories of the last few days had been simmered down to facts it was discovered that at least seven more passengers who went down with the great beat either were bound for this city or had relatives here. In the local offices of the White Star line there was no display of wealth. Those who called to receive the news that their loved ones were dead visited the third class department of the company. Nels Paulson. 754 Tovensend street, whose wife and four children were an the Titanic. was informed that none of the members of his family had been rescued. Paulson looked pale and ill wherVie leaned hungry eyed over the desk and asked In broken English if his wife or children had been accounted for. Chief Clerk Ivar Ittilmstrom scanned the list of third class passengers saved. Ile failed to find there any of the names enumerated by Paulson. "' Perhaps they did not sail," he suggested hopefully. Then he looked over the list of those who shipped third class on the Titanic at Queenstown. The process of elimination was now complete. " Your family was on the boat. but none of them are accounted for," said Clerk Holmstrom. The man on the other side of the counter was assisted to a seat. Ills face and hands were bathed in cold water before he became fully conscious. He was finally assi.sted to the street by Gust Johnson, a friend who arrived with him. Paulson's grief was the most acute of any who visited the offices of the White Star. but his loss was the greattst. His whole family had ben wiped out. Thomas Foley's Brother Gone.' - Thomas Foley, 3157 Harrison street. a street car conductor, a well built young man. with an unspoiled Irish burr in his speech, called to ask if the morning new spapers had correctly included the name of Joseph Foley. his brother, in the list of those Missing. At first Chief Clerk Hoistrom failed to find the name of Joseph Foley in the passenger list, and the Chicago brother heaved a sigh of relief. - But the clerk scanned the list once more and found the name this time. The White Star accounts for Joseph Foley the same way as it does for 1,605 other passengers. " I guess he is gone," said Foley. pulling excitedly at his pipe. " Poor lad, he was a fine, clean cut young fellow, 26, he was. The last letter I wrote I told him to stay at home on the farm with -the old folks. Joe Is the first to go. There were twelve of us children, eight boys and four girls. They are all in the old country except myself and Nick, who is a fireman for the Chicago and Northwestern in Chicago." Hope for Sister Crushed. MieS Signa Dahlberg, ISCS Calumet avenue. who had been haunting the White Star offices for the last three days. received word yesterday which crushed her last hope for the safety of her sister. Miss Gerda Dahlberg. She refused to give up hope till shown the complete list of the rescued and the official list of those who sailed. Her sister's name was on the latter list, but not on the former. Mrs. A .G. Garvey, 303 Eugenie street, was one of the few who went away smiling. Mrs. Garvey was told her sister, Miss Anna Kelly. was safe in New York'. Mrs. Thomas McDermott, 3241 North Ashland avenue, was Informed that her sister. aliss Katherine McGowan, and her niece, Miss Annie McGowan, a. 17 year old girl, who had been visiting in Ireland. were numbered with the living. There was a touch of romance about the appearance of a young woman who said her name was Alma Anderson, and lived at 2728 Hampden court. She asked in a tremulous voice whether Olaf Swenson had been rescued from the Titanic. She was about to become hysterical when she w as told that his name was not among those rescued. " But," said Clerk Holmstrom, " he may not have been a passenger." The young woman wiped her face 'vigorously while the clerk looked through the sailing list. Finally be announced smilingly that no Olaf Swenson had shipped on the Titanic. Miss Anderson beamed as she walked away. ' ritthfued Hulbert Homes, Horne avenue station, aLea. Z4. Oak Park; convealetut terceei--elair. Ti-E CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SATURDAY. APRIL 20. 1912. Intimation the Olympic Ignored - Wireless Calls for Aid. LONDON, April 19.Sinister suggestions have been in circulation since the falsity of the first reports sent over the world about the steamship disaster was established. " In the city Monday morning," said Alfred Stead. on of W. T. Stead. who went down with tie Titanic. -" tbe newsboys IA ere crying out that the Titanic had struck an iceberg. I went to Lloyds aid found reinsurance was being granted on the vessel at 50, 40 and even as low as 25 guineas per cent ' ($250, $200, and $125 for $500 insurance). This was several hours after the Titanic sank. " I do not think any body on this vide of the water knew the facts. Whether anybody knew them in 'New York probably cannot be ascertained until an official investigation is made. - Puzzled by the Cl3rrapic. " People are asking why the Olympic played so puzzling a part in connection with the tragedy. They are asking why a ship with a long range wireless equipment turned the rescue work over to a weak vessel with a Marconi range of only MO miles. " It may be answered that the Olympic was a mail boat under contract to deliver the malls promptly and subject to heavy penalties in the event of default. The Carpathla was a pleasure craft with no such responsibility. But would any government have held a ship to a mail contract or should any steamship company have thought of financial penalties in such a case? " Left alone, the captain of the 0:ympic surely would have gone to The Titanic, even If he had heard that his going was considered useless. Some persomhigh in authority must have ordered the captain of the Olympic to proceed on his voyage, leaving the Titanic's possible survivors to other ships. Could it have been because of the Olympics adequate preparations to give all the news quickly to the world? Criticises Course of Istotty. " The silence of the Carpathia seems insolent and inexplicable. Did J. Bruce Is may bully the captain? Mr. Ismay war the biggest man on the Carpathia and must be held responsible for that ships amazing behavior. " Speaking of Mr. Ismay. by what right was he saved? He was higher in the White Star service than the captain of the Titanic. Why did he not stick to the ship and share the fate of the victims of the line's faults and misfortune? If he had been picked out of the water one could excuse him, but it is said here that he took a place in a boata place which certainly belonged to some woman or man for whose life the White Star lin-e had assumed responsibility: The American indignation is easily understood, and I hope all the facts in the affair will be brought to light." "MEN FIRST," SAYS SUFFRAGET. Miss Adams Says Women Aboard the Titanic Lost Chance to Help Their Cause. Philadelphia, Pa.. April; 19.--Special.-- Miss Lida Stokes Adams, a suffraget, today said the women passenger's of the Titanic lost one of the greatest chances ever presented in the cause of suffrage that they did not assert themeelves and prove that they are On the same plane with many men from the standpoint of personal courage. I think the women should.have insisted that the boats be filled with an equal number of men and women. or that even the men should have had an equal chance of saving themselves. even if in brute strength they are stronger. " It would have been a wonderful thing for the suffrage cause if this had been done TITANIC FUND NOW $50,284. Sum Nearly Doubled in New York in Day to Axe let Survivors of Disaster. New Turk, April 19.Spee1s1JThe relief fund started by Maytyr Gaynor for the needy among the survivors of the Titanio d:sastereached a total of $50,2S4.45 today. nearly twice the total of Thursday. , British Fund. $250,000. LONDON, April 19.The relief funds. which have been opened for the assistance of those thrown into distress by the disaster to tho Titanic, now amount to 4250,0(A, i RESCUE DETAILS TOLD BY CAPTAIN t . Carpathia Commander Sends Official Report to the I 1 Cunard Line. - : Ship Resumes Original Journey After Interruption of Four I Days by Disaster. New York. April 19.--Less than twenty-four hours after the Cunard line steamer Carpathla came in as a rescue ship with 745 survivors of the Titanic disaster. she sailed again this afternoon for the Mediterranean cruise On which she started originally last week. Capt. A. H. Rostron of the Carpathia addressed an 0t7icial report giving his account of the Carpathia's rescue rotas. to the general manager of the Cunard line. Liverpool. The report read: " I beg to report that sat 12:35 a. m. Monday. 15th inst. I was informed of urgent meesage from Titanic with its position. I Immediately ordered ship turned around and put it In course for that position, we being then fifty-eight miles away. Had heads of all departments called and issued what I considered the necessary orders to be in preparation for any emergency. Finds Boats Among Ice. "At 2:40 a. m. saw flare half a point on port bow. Taking. this for granted to be a ship, shortly after we sighted our first iceberg. I had previously had lookouts double& knowing that Titanic had struck ice and so took every care and precaution. We soon found ourselves in a field of bergs. large and small, and bad to alter our course several times to clear bergs. Weather fine and clear. light airs on seas beautifully clear night. though dark. " We stopped at 4 a. m., thus doing distance in thre hours and a half. picking up the first boat at 4:10 a. tn.. boat in charge et officer . and he reported that Titanic had foundered. AV 8:30 a. nu last boat picked up. All survivors aboard and all boats accounted for viz. fifteen lifeboats, one boat abandoned. two Berthop boats alengside (saw one floating upward among wreckage), and according to second officer (senior otticet saved) one Berthou boat had not been launched . tt having got jammed; making sixteen lifeboats and four Berthen boats accounted for. By the time we had cleared the first boat It a as breaking day, and I could see all within an area of four miles. We also saw that we were surrounded by icebergs, large and small, and three miles to the northwest of us a huge field of drift ice of large and small bergs In it, the icefield trending from northwest round west and south to southeast as far as we could see either way. Californian Aids in Search. - "At b a. in. the Leyiand steamahip Californian came up. I gave him the principal news and asked him to search and I would proceed to New York; at 15:54) proceeded full speed while researching over vicinity' of disaster, and weire e were getting people aboard I gave orders to get spare hands along and swing in all our boats, disconnect the falls, and hoist up as many Titanic boats as possible in our davits; also get some on forecastle heads by derricks. We got thirteen lifeboats, six on forward deck and seven in davits. After getting all survivors aboard. and while searching-. I get a clergyman to offer a short prayer of thankfulness for those saved, and also a short burial service for their loss, in the saloon. Before deciding definitely where to make for I conferred with Mr. Ismay, and, though he told me to do what I thought best, I informed him, taking everything into consideration, I considered New York best. I knew we should require clean blankets. provisions, and clean linen.. even if we went to the Azores. As most of the passengers saved were women and children, and they hysterical. not knowing what medical attention they might require, thought it best to go to New York. Also thought it would be better for Jr. : Ismay to go to New York or England as soon as possible. and knowing I should be out of wireless communication soon if I proceeded to the Azores, it left Halifax. Boston. and New York, so I chose the latter. Ignored Press Messages. " Again passengers were hysteri,al about Ice. and I pointed out to Mr. Ismay the possiMilne& of seeing ice if I went to Halifax. Then I knew from the gravity of the disaster that it would be best to keep in touch with land stations as best I could. We have experienced great difficulty in transmitting news, also names of survivors. Our wireless is poor. and again we have had so many interruptions from ether ships and also Messages frsom shore, principally press, which we ignored. " I gave instructions to send first of all official messages then names of passengers. then survivors' private messages. We had haze early Tuesday morning for several' hours: again more or less all Wednesday from 5:ZO a. m, to 5 p. m., strong south-southwesterly winds, and clear weather on Thursday with moderate rough sea. Praises Crew and Passengers. -I am pleased to say that all turvivore have been very plucky. The majority of women, first, second, and third class, lost their husbands and considering all htve been wonderfully well. Tuesday our doctor reported an survivors physically well. Our first class passengers have behaved splendid- 1 ly. given up their cabins voluntarily and supplying the ladies with clothes. etc. We all turned out of our cabins and gave them to survivors; saloon smoking room, library, etc., also being used for sleeping accommodation. Our crew also turned out to let the crew of the Titanic take their quarters. " I am pleased to state that owing to preparations made for the comfort of survivors, none were the worse for exposure. etc. I beg to specially -mention how willing and cheerful the whole of the ship's company behaved, receiving the highest praise from everybody. And I can assure you I am very proud to have such a company under my command. A. H. ROSTRON CAptnin ff fl,o R. M.. S. Carrathia. TITANIC MESSENGER A ROBBER. Boy Carrying Telegram of Condolence to Chicago Family Charged with Picking Purse of Woman Shopper. Abraham Jacobson, 1845 Wabansia avenue, messenger boy employed by the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company. was arrested late yesterday in a downtown department store after he Is said to have opened a woman's handbag and taken fl from her purse. When. searched $1 was found on Jacobson. The toy was carrying a telegram to a Chicago rattily from friends in New York, expressing condolence over the death of a mesa-- her of the family in the wreck of the Titanic. The telegram was turned over to the corn-'any and was delivered by another messenger. The Identity of the family was nbt learned by the police. The woman whose purse was robbed said she lived in Oak Park. but refused to give her name I S HIS r r r CAPTAIII of taPATHIA Captain of Ship Which Sasrcl 705. DESCRIBE DEATH OF SMITH Mrs. Widener Says the Captain Leaped Into Sea at Last Moment. HUSBAND DIED Survivor Tells Row He lIelp,-d Crew Check Steeraz Panic. - AS HERO. Philadelphia, Pa.. April 19.--In describing her experiences in the sinking of the Titanic, Mrs. George D. Widener., whose on and husband, a wealthy financier of this city. were drowned, said that she had seen Capt. Smith of the liner jump from the bridge ,into the sea and that a moment previous she had seen another officer turn a revolver upon himself and send a bullet into his brain. "Mr. Widener and I had retired to our cabin for the night," she said, "when the shock of crashing into the iceberg occurred. We though little of it and did not leave our cabin. We must have remained there an hour before becoming fearful. lp to Calm Panic. "Then Mr. Widener went to our son Harry's room and brought him to our cabin. A short time later Harry went to the deck and hurried back and told us that' we must go on deck. Mr. Widener and Harry a few minutes later went on deck and aided the officers who were then having trouble with those In the steerage. That was the last I saw of my husband or son. "I went on deck and was put into a life boat. As the boat pulled away from the Titanic I saw one of the officers shoot himself in the head and a few minutes later saw Capt. Smith jump from the bridge into the sea." Whole Family Overcome. Mrs. Widener is at her home at Elkins Park, Pa., near here. The entire Widener family which is among the most prominent in Philadelphia's financial and social circles Is overcome by' the disaster. The family has received messages of sympathy from al' parts of the world. , Leaman Tells of Captain's Death. New York, April laG. A. Hogg. able seaman, to:d tonight of the fate of Capt. Smith. Hogg says that, as the Titanic sank, a big wave washed him over the side and he landed c.,n a. 1&&ft carrying thirty-five persces. " The next moment I saw Capt. Smith in the water alongt,ide the raft. There's the skipper.' I yelled. give him a hand, and they did. Eat he shook himself free and shouted to us, ' Good:by, boys, tr., going to follow the ship.' That was the last e saw of our skipper." Hogg said that later they were transferred to a lifeboat in which there was a Woman devoid of clothing. She was ni.mb with the cold and some of the men took off their ccals and w rapped her up in them. but she died E0011 afterward. TITANIC HEROES ARE PRAISED. Col. Le Roy Stewart Says "Women First" Rule Show z Age of Chivalry Has Not l'as.sect. Reeolutions of sympathy for the families 4:0 f those lost on the Titaric were adopted end tribute wa Eg paid to the heroes of the sea tragedy by speakers at the annual social banquet of Red Cross of Comta..-.tine. St. John's conclave of the Masonic order, at the Palmer house last night. " The age of chivalry is-not passe, said Col. Leroy T. Steward. " This was shown in the terrible Titanic tragedy. " The voice of ch,valry rang out over the wireless across the water astes and the answer to that cry was Women and children first Chivalry lives today unselfsh and noble and those brave heroes. actuated by chivalry, that went down with the ship will be raised to immortality." Other speakers were John R. Oughton of Dwight, M.. grand sovereign of the order. aril Oscar Kropp. 4.::: )-- I , i ,t .40 1 for t -1t7 a , , ,.mia, e ,F a 013 ' OA ila anci tO . ao e a r r Pour a teaspoonful of the oil into a cup of boiling water and inhale the arising steam. You will be surprised at the relief that will follow. Large bottles 2Zt and 50c. 11,i k a !STORY OF RESCUE 1 BY A CHICAGOAN ' Dr. Frank- Blackmarr Tells 1 ' Scenes When Survivors Reached Carpathia. t t 'WOMEN AT BOAT OARS. Spot Where the Titanic Went Down Covered with All Sorts of Debris. ' BY DR. FRANK H. BLACKMARR - OF CHICAGO. IA passerger en the Carpathta New York. April 19.--Spectall---On Monday morning at 1:15 the Carpathia's wireless operator. Harold Thomas Cottam A picked up a distress signal from the steamship Titanic. It was the habit of this boy before retiring for the - night to pick up the nearest ship and say "Good Night." Having received the distress signal. he at once notified the officers of th" ship. When we arrived at the spot the Titanic had sunk. The sea was covered with wreckage of all kinds. mahogany splinters. white enameled w oods. silk covered couches. pillows. and mattresses. We all saw a wontan's hat floating in the darts. One fur coat floated by, suspended on a piece of wood. From near at hand and from a distance. too. the lifeboats were coming towards us. women occupying rowing seats in many of them. with a man at the tiller. Not a sound escaped their lips: no hysteria was in evi, dance. Their faces were pinched with cold The task of raising them from the lifeboats to the ship's deck was difficult. The wom- en with their blistered hands found it hard to climb any ladders. The majority of them were lifted In by a swing which consisted cf a board with a rope from each side. connecting with a single large cable. Ready to Aid Survivors. Officers. stewards and stewardesses had been on duty for hours preparing to receive them. These same officers and crew after that had no opr ort unity to lie down for a rest until their journey was over. Many of the women that came In the boats sat huddled together in the at with a dead sailor 13 !rig in the bottom of the boat. When asked why it was there were so few men savedan estimate of one in fivea woman passenger who had lost her husband said she had begged him to get into the boat with her, but that he refused out of sympathy for the poor felkvi-s who were left. Astor Calmly Waited Death. Col. Astor, it is said. after placing his wife in a boat. as did some of the other rich men, returned to the middle of the deck of the Titanic, folded his arms, end went down with the ship. The conduct of these rich men goes to prove they were heroes. The only panic at the beginning, as I understand it. was in the steerage. where there were Many- persons who lacked self-contra There was no shooting. as I learn, except that a steerage passenger told me he Fa w an officer trying to control the maddened rush by shooting two persor a This same officer shot himself a minute later. Climbed Ledge to Safety. The stairway of the Titanic was so crowded -ith steerage passengers that it was utteriy impossible for some to gain the upper - deck. One man told me he climbed along the ledge of the boat until he reached the deck. where he loosened a collapsible boat. A moment later the lifeboat was filled on its edges with women, children. and men. It began to sink with this load; and the women and children at the edge gradually' slipped off, into the ocean-'The saddest moment of all, after the boatloads had been lanCed on the deck of our ship. was to see the poor widows and sons and daughters whose family relations bad-been broken. standing at the rail, looking into the distance with hands outstretched trying in hope to see their loved ones. There were sick people on board, but the 11.1-' ness was not vo much physical as it was mental agony. Vaughan Vs - ': Lawn Seed ('lean. bright. vital seeds of best lawa - producing minds are now in the hands of these who seeured these at harvest time from the Kentucky and Illinois grass seed growers. We annually protect our customers In Ibis way - Most low priced lawn mixtures, whether sold by reed deniers. department stores or grocers. ore made up of Canadian need or rescuon. and chaff 4110 vitality) to give bulk One departmert store did mot wee a pound of true Kentucky seed last year and ,t)11141 se.li their tow-eont mixtures at 25 cents per pound at a big pro0t. OUR LAWN SEED MIXTURES. soil by weight only. contstn Kentucky, Blue Grass with extra clean seed of those kinds whicli make an ides lawn Ours are tbe best permanent :mixtures. They wake a close, velvety turf. No font r.i.o.ds; so wends New crop and tsars to grow. Two mixtures: "CHICAGO PARKS" and "COLUMBIAN" for shade) Poe lb.. 30e: I lbs.. 11.35; IS lb.. I3.01. ce, 31 3314 USIZartdorph átrect. - 11all8 Catalogue free Instead of Purgatives People take too many harsh purgative pills and tablets; they get temporary relief.- to be sure, but cniy temporary. It gets to a daily habit. and that's bad. Lately we have been selling a great deal of a new liquid laxative and bowel tonic. The good feature about this article Is that It gradually overcomes chronic constipation and makes the ute of any purgative unneeessary The name is Snow Flower Compound You will NOT pave to keep on us!ng It.. Very likely one bottle be sufficient to re- - establish normal conditions. That what you want. Formula on bott1e-3ou see exactly tth you are talkir..;. i cersts a botiet and it lasts a long tIme.. HOME DRUG CO. 65 W. MONROE STREET NEAR DEARBORN CUT RATE DRUGGISTS ... 1 I I' : : - , , . , - - ---- --- --- 1 iv nien oaveci i uo 1 ,,,,.... ,, ,, . , . , , , ,, :'.. , ..: . Carpathia Commander Sends : Ilobicomprii4ccitoolo: , , ,. 4 , f : , ,, . , - . . ;2' ::'.: -. .1!. .-111.4k.,,,-.4.11 .... 1 I:0' , , i , , , . .., - ,. . . - - - ... ,. ,. - - g, c..... t,,,,, . .. .t . 1 ''. . . Cunard polirtinteo. the --.;,:-::..: ,..,:-,---,A-oes, ! k, ' ..::. i: .:i:,..': ..:'-.-.: .,,iit,V;;ri.:,k.6::,:,1::. 1 ' 'i-:-:::.-;.-'. :...,::--:-.4k-,-4:;:A-t,:,',,' : 1 Official . , . , . . . . - , 1 v-- 4--,Ok,,------,-,',Ue::-:--- -' -':.74;;Tr...,';' :,,t7,.,a. - n , . ,, . k i : 4 -, - - , : - , , , -., 1 i'.-t::::e .-..g'-',' - , - S , -. - ' 31 tiob .:, ..-'i 7:IN , , ,- - lt, .. . , ., ,-,,,,,,, .1. xtsr,. -,... ,s,,,,,- , . . , "; 4,i'; wki 4,i,,,,,- ,,,,,r,fore--,. , --,,:. . . OFF T MEDITERRANEAN. r--,',;i3,-,--4-0'44i,,..---,.,, -i-,..,7,,,,,,77. -:,!: . , , :!--;:, : li, 1 , -1. .....,, , . O , 1 v:4,,,,,,,...-,,,-.4;::.,--,,,--A-- ;'-,7 :', N. - - . . , 7,07 , 1 .,-, ''''' ' - Lwr:.;-,-,,,,-4,:,k; - ' . -1V.....- k "':,,1 !:,-.::: - 4 ' Le - ',' ',--, ', :',- -- - ' IN i - ft . Gi. gh ir 4, I t 111, ,.- ,;.' - ::. -: ,,,,-.' ' -- - - : -- - r-,-, - , - - ':;,-; -,,:: :ii:-,1, : ::-:: , I :- ;::: .: .: . j .1e:. ifsg!:1:- .-.... c-:::,,: : .2,..44;.,,'::, ,c: . - - , - . :. 7,1:. 1 "',. : '.. 7:-,, ''.,,,,,:. , :. --: :.,..: ,,, ,, 7.: ... 0.7: v Ship Resumes Original Journey - -- ,1.,...,,t,.-,,,,,,....,.,,,,:,,:, .. :.: -,:'-'1Q1.-."5,-.,4-y,,,-!-!J.i...,,..::74. - -1-7..!2.--i ' ''' ''.';', : , ..l.4ttor--7.(i.'- y -.. tki r After Interruption of Four 1 .--,:..--1:'-:,a,::.:-:i?:--43',-,-"us.-,..:: - Days by Disaster. 1 4 '''.1.----.'''.- '''.--.:;: - t 4111k, t 'r.J --,--' 't . ' ' - ' ,' 11:', 1 -. ... .,......---., ... .. - :', , 0 -11 tyl b. .. , oc' t - ' -t-te.-,:l::::1--::::-44-itt -:-:, .1,-- -.....'...-.-,-,:.,,,,.:-,..: ' ' -- - --; ., - . 4' . ' ' N , '....'47...7 .4'?., I ,' ,' , 1:.,,.' . . $ , .,,,,:';:?'"71':','..-,,-' ''..,kt, t tO i ''' ' 4!v-' ' , - ' ' , . - , . I 1.1:',::::::'"::::',J:::,:' :,. ,e;r,:q1lit-::H-,,i1;v0-.,::.:.:,,:,. - , .-,f, r ittt . .,:7' ,';',,' i'''', .;i, '' ' ct.-,, 00 ,:, oval,:- , ,; ,,,;-,,, : ,,, 4, . ,t,:, ,!.. t ::f:,2,:,,,::,:: . - .., .i::.:,:::44,-.440,..):,,,i,,4i,,,,,:- .:,,,:., ::::::,,,..-:,.- ..,tv:,,:-.-: ,4,,,.: 4 .4. . '.4., 'Y. A - . --,,::-1,. , V t ' . . New York. April 19.-Less than twenty-four hours after the Cunard line steamer Car- . ..,... . ... - ...., ..., . ,..:1,7ii:-,:,:,:l: ,- . .....: . .... . . . -'.:'-''1::',.. -, '''' t A rL . , - Apt. ',it , 1,1. , , ,-,- , ..., , .;',I i'-'0 'cr$,:".. -'',O. -.' ''' ..!'),. r 7 - A , ,., :.,,:i;:;, -71 :,: . ''',-4,::-:i:,:::.,:-;: ...':::::;-,-;;;.",' 7.-:",-,' .,'::11'1 , : A Itir , 7 vt..:-:, ..,:;t.:-' ''. '.'" , -,,'-l-tr;:,-' S ) , pathla came in as a rescue ship with 745 sur- :-, - i'."--.:i!.,:::: :.:: --.' 4Z,,,,. . -:,:.:::...,::: ,,..,N:r.-::,,) , ' Tirg-Itftj '- - I ,.., te t' -, vivors of the Titanic disaster. she saile 4 - t ,- :,' -,,,, 7'".7: X d .i:...,:-.::-.:!!:-:.!:!:::-..i...-n 7.,,,,,,.,'---z,,.....,17: :Or.: .....: ::.:::.:.":. .:..:.:-.1:-,:,-: - - . - ,, . ' the Mediterranean . . ... . . , .1 .. . .. . 1-,0.XN:,,, ..., ' :' t:- ' : ' - ' 1 , . t. , ::: - - k It. '' 'i - again this afternoon for . '' ' . , ,., P-P7 ee . I !nail last , ?;:, :,..:.k,:-. :..,,i-, ...1:4 A-..,,,,,.. cruise on which she started or g y t - -.54-",'---T,: ."-,:,L, , . 0 :a 1, , x, -e.( . , - J ( ow.... wk. . 1 -'-A-.-:- -.-,,::::: 1-:-': .,....,e..k.,,k, , '-. O'f - ,;'.' , I o -'-- - ' Capt. A. H. Rostron of the Carpathia ad- 1 .-':'--,'-, .sit., '''',xi.., "-:::, --, ' '-':r.; - " -0 ,6'.";..- ? 4 ---,:, '.":.-.'?.4,:4'..-: -'''-'-,,,-4 1 ,44.....:,,...-ii-4.-,k:-.-?VI'''. , dressed an official report giving his account ,...e,.., -.---7-:,!-,,,:l .ie.,..1.,..,e, . ,...," "'ic-,, - - - - - - , . , , - , , -.- ...---oi - : - -'-";',:',r- '-'' :- : -,-' ' .?,'-'-'.. -'-'1.'P'4'6:' , . . -, . ..- . , 1 ' I ; of the Carpathia 's rescue rork. to the gen- : ', --,.1.,.: ,-.0.,- :41.-4 - -;'0."-e,:!?,-.:,-z,:--,--.is,4 -.. 0 , rillii 11411111 1111111. CL --, IN4 1,4,,,,,,,,,-;:,..:.,k-.z.,,,,,.:, . .., z.,4--., .,---:;--..-:..-s-,,,,,-....1,:,40.;:..-,,:,.,-.::.- ... , eral mana'ger of the Cunard line. Liverpool. - i , -- ,k:-,,,,::,;., ;:,,,;.-- .:4N--y...--,,,,-!,..,----,;,,) " ' ' -'' , . J - .--':' 0 t, . " "1111111111 . .....- ... ii , , The report read: --":;',4;.'''':,--').:-; p--',..--.'.'r,'-:-.k.--.,,,,,,;-,!-'.:,:.".:1, &.,",,Ittstiliomi.as. , , 4.7- '' ) --""'''''Hildriiiiiti por " I beg to report that sat 12:35 a. m. Monday. i l'.:',-;-''::'N.::.':' --4::::::0;,vM:,4 ''' 17 II --,. .,.-,14 : ,..,,- '- , .4, .?,f., If , -,61 .3.. ot,-- 15th inst.. I was informed of urgentimrsage i .;---l'.:,:k:.ff4.'4,',,..7;!4.1,7,Zip7'fr,.;,:-,:-:,f'77:',7:-.,..";!' ',P,r. - 4' ''..; - ; , :, :' 0 st-t " '..k e ,-,1, .. A,'. 111'' , from Titanic with ,its posit o , - , '-'' ''',11'V,IL:4,0,lf-':-Z.!,it;,,-1.,(,i,-,N.ffi ' ,, '. --",.. V ,' . No of.....o.......;.,.., ,..-- .....",.. ''''.,,,kkr.5 .a.'.9r, tt ', '-'4.,,, t tti?....t A 1.:1 IL.--;.,e1--7- -t - ' --... .. al .I .N.s ,fa i; ' p it In course for that position, we being then i Zt :,,,'"A',,;';'-',';'.--,,,::,-.,','-1-r'-'-':"-",::',.;-).---',Nk,-,t - ' '. 1 .:,"; , -- I. .7,. fit-0i' 0 t,..::,,, ; ..: .:,:--2-:11r,"notAll, i',. ,'. ..---- -'- - -' ! - ,-... -'-'--.-- 1 .1 N ''. ,4 '.'-',.- ' -0,:,.., 7,11-.1,. .01 , fifty-eight miles away. Had heads of all de- 1 -. i' 7' ' -- ' - " . ., .-- IZ' ..,,!..:,---- 40-j,..,:j4.,,w,-4 ------- partments called and issued what I consid- I 7c.."-- 1,' 7-7; ' . 4111t.-1.1.f4 r s .,1,. F-..... -7-',', ..' ..---........ Sillfr,., . , ,-rAtt.. .00 ered the necessary orders to be in preparation for any emergency. AH1232MCIrr . ., , r . .,....7,144,.8,0411,. t ..,,,k .... . , .... -4.t.,44 , , -- . .- . . Finds Boats Among Ice. "At 2:40 a. tn. saw ffare half a point on port bow. Taking. this for granted to be a ,. Waal' el taPATII-- ZA 7' 11'4:z:: ' -.. 1 . N , ... , 4 . ." -; ship, shortly after we hsiagdhlt,:odkocuurtsfidrosuttliceed-. berg. I had previously , , at14,---- ,- -,,- ,,- ,-, k,nOwing that Titanic had struck ice and so DESCRIBE DEATH OF SMITH - ' -,---- , ,...-''',-er----..- tok eer care and recaution ' ovy p. W e soon .... i . ----4, . , ' found ourselve,s in a field of bergs. large and . , , - - small, and had to atter our course several , ' -,z( Mrs. Widener Says the Captain . --ertitceffit - .- - . ititgmhets atoirc.leoanr sbeear.gteallICI-t17.1titilleyr facni::vidlciteoal7t.. C., - - Ihnlltrls rla IA" Leaped Into Sea at Last Moment. I IAe. - - , -- :WM) - t v ,, , - g . ,52101.!, ,... 0114, - .-- ......117:--77, (,:' --- t,,.4,7 ..; it1-4;r: PipAlr' .:1,ci.,.,,t,,,,:,,,-,' ; t',4rf: ,----.,--------t, ----sl t:. 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