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THE HARTFORD DAILY CQURANT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, I9J2. 15 NOTED MEN LOST ON THE TITANIC Colonel Asior and Benjamin Guggenheim Among Wealthiest. SKETCHES OF SOME VICTIMS OF WRECK. William T. Stead Most Noted of the Authors. Probably no ocean liner has. In recent times, carried mora notable per-tons than the Titanic Many persons on the steamship were of world wide reputation but apparentiy the chances of a man of intellect like William T. Stead or that of one of wealth, like Colonel Astor were no better than those of a steerage passenger. Some of the noted persons on board incluie the following: Isidor Straus, who with Mrs. Straus, was on board the boat, was born in Rheinieh Bavaria in 1845 but spent his boyhood in Georgia. During the Civil War he attempted to enter the Confederate army but was rejected because of his youth. At the close of the war he came to New York and entered into business and in 1S83 became, with his brothers, members of the tirm of R. H. Macy & Co., while he was also a member of the firm of Abraham & Straus in Brooklyn. He was an ardent Cleveland man and a gold democrat. He served a term in Congress and assisted in crafting the Wilson bill. He wa3 a candidate tor United States senator during the deadlock at Albany a year ago. Colonel John Jacob Aator, a great grandson of the original John Jacob Astor. was reputed to be worth from $11)0,000,000 to $200,000,000. He was graduated from Harvard University in lbisx nd three years later married Miss Ava I Willing of Philadelphia. He built several hotels, among them the Waldorf, later Joined to the As toria, the St Regis, the Knickerbocker and the Astor. He got his military title by appointment on Governor Morton's staff and later b service in the Spanish-American War. He was also an inventor and had also written at least one successful novel, in 1809 his yacht, the Nourmahal, was believed to have been wrecked In southern waters. Colonel Astor was aboard and a search was made for him for several days. After his first wife divorced him he married a second timu a few months ago, going abroad immediately after his marriage In Newport. R. I. .Major Archibald W. Butt, military aide to President Taft, had received a leave of absence for six weeks because of impaired health and took a Mediterranean trip. He was a native of Georgia, had been a newspaper correspondent and had seen militury service in Cuba and the Philippines. Ho attracted the attention of President, xart while in the East. James Clinch Smith, a brother-in-law of the late Stanford White, was known as a sportsman in New V'ork and In Paris and had a fine stable of polo ponies and running horses in his native place, Smithtown, Long Island. Henry B. Harris was known as a theatrical manager and was a native of St. Louis. He produced "The Climbers" with Amelia Bingham In the leading feminine part and had been manager of the Hudson Theater in New York since 1903. He produced Charles Klein's "The Lion and the Mouse," "The Traveling Ci.ilesmau" and "The Third Degree." Clarence Moore of Washington, D. C, was one of the best known sportsmen in America and was said to have, purchased twenty-five brace of hounds while on his visit to England from which he was returning. He married Mabelle Swift of Chicago, who was with him on the Titanic. William T. Mtead, editor of the "Review of Reviews," was perhaps the most famous passenger upon the lost boat. He was 63 years old and had worked with John Morley on the "Pail Mall Gazette," later becoming Its editor, holding that place until the establishment of the "Review of Reviews." He was Interested in spiritualism and had devoted much time to the Mudy of psychic phenomena. John Bradley Cumings w.ts a member of the brokerage firm of Cumings & Markwald of New York. His wife, w ho was with him, was Miss Florence B. Thayer. Mr, Cumings was a member of several clubs. Milton C. Long of Springfield. Mass., was a son of Judge Charles L. Long of that city. He was a graduate of Columbia University and was a passenger on the steamship Spokane, which was wrecked on the way to Alaska last July. W. A. Roebling, 2d., was a son of John A. Roebling, the builder of the Brooklyn bridge and was president of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company. George D. Widener of Philadelphia was the son of Peter A. B. Widener, who founded the street railway Interests now controlled by his family. Until recently he was a director of the American Tobacco Company. Benjamin Guggenheim was one of the wealthiest of the passengers and was formerly active in the smelting companies founded by his father. He married Miss Kloretta Seligman of New York. Jacques Futrelle, a Georgia man, was noted as a writer of short stories and of one or two novels which attained wide popularity, the "Thinking Machine" being the best known. Charles M. Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Railroad, was a native of Rock Island, 111., and had been engaged in railroad work since he was ," years old. He was president of the Southern Pacific road for a time but resigned to become connected with the Grand Trunk management. SOCIAL AFFAIRS ARE POSTPONED Washington, April 16. Practically every formal social affair on the diplomatic calendar in Washington has been cancelled because of the Titanic disaster. J. J. Jusserand, the ambassador from France, was to have entertained Viscount Chinda, the ambr.ssador from Japan, at dinner tonight apd cancelled the engagement. The Danish minister. Count Moltke. was also to give a dinner, which he postponed. Many other affairs have been put off. Memorial services for those who have lost their lives in the Blnking of the Titanic will be held next Si-.nda morning in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Bishop Greer will make an address and there will be special PATHETIC SCENES AT WHITE STAR OFFICES The Street and Building Thronged by Despairing Ones. New York. April IS. Thousands of persons visited the offices of the White Star Line during the day and evening in quest of news of relatives and friends who were on beard the ill-fated Titanic. From early morning until late tonight pathetic scenes were, wit nessed in Lower Broadway and In Bowling Green Park, opposite the steamship offices. Hundreds of anxious inquiries were received by long dis tance telephone from distant points. When word reached the scores of men and women crowded Into the narrow corridors of the offices that Vice-President Franklin of the Inter national Mercantile Marine Company had announced that he was confident the Virginian. and the Parisian, of the Allan Line, had none of the Titanic passengers on board an asmosphere of deep depression prevailed. Few- of the waiting ones, however, were willing to return to their homes until tne com plete list of names of the survivors on board the Carpathia had Deen re ceived. Mrs. Benjamin Guggenheim, wife of the smelter millionaire, was one or tne visitors. When informed that no word had been received of her husband she became hvsterieal. "Isn't there something that can be done?" she pleaded. "Can't you send steamships out to search for lifeboats which may yet be afloat. She was told that every steamship within the zona of wireless had been reauested to give assistance. After she had been assured that she would be communicated with by telephone as soon as any word came from the Car-nthia or the Olympic. Mrs. Guggen heim was assisted to her automobile and returned to her hotel. While Mrs. Guggenheim was talking with one of the White Star officials, an old woman from the East Side, came in to ask about her husband and three children who were in the steerage. There was a constant procession of automobiles and taxicabs. After waiting in Bowling Green Park for more than fifteen hours, Mrs. W. A. Wheelock of this city, was sum moned when the first list or names or the survivors came by wireless. She was tnld that her niece. Mrs. D. W. Marvin, who, with her husband, was returning from her honeymoon, had been saved, but that no word had been received as to the fate of Mr. Marvin. Later in the day, Mr. Marvin's mother and father called in quest of Borne news of their Bon. ICE PACK REPORTED BY INCOMING VESSELS New York, April 16. The steamship President Lincoln, of the Hamburg-American line, which arrived today from Hamburg, reported that on April '2 she encountered a large field of Ice, dotted .'n all directions with large and small icebergs. Struggling through the pack the President Lincoln sighted an oil tank steamer and a Leyland line steamer and all three vessels were obliged to shift their courses due south in order to clear the ice. This task was not accomplished until after four hours' steaming. The center of the field, said Captain Magln of the Pres'.dent Lincoln, was in latitude 41.55 north, and longitude 50.14 west, which Is very close to the point where the Titanio struck an iceberg two days later. The Titanlc's graveyard is in latitude 41.18 north and longitude 50.14 west. The steamer St. Laurent from Bordeaux reported the same ice field but steamed more to the southwards and cleared It .with less trouble. Captain Wood of the steamship Etonian, which arrived tonight from Antwerp, reported that on April 12 in latitude 42 north and longitude 50 west the ship passed about twenty Icebergs, and a field of Ice 108 miles in length. During that night the Etonian saw the schooner Dorothy Baird of St. Joiins drifting in the pack with all sails lowered, apparently awaiting until daylight before taking nnv channen with icebergs. Other steamers arriving today report the Ice pack. , FRENCH PRESS EXTENDS SYMPATHY Experts 11-opose Ocean Police to Patrol Ice Zone. Paris, April IS. The press of France unites in expressing sympathy for England and the United States over the catastrophe to the Tltar.lc. saying that this is an international, and not a national tragedy. Tho White Star offices here have been crowded all day with relatives and friends of passengers on the steamer, fearful of the worst, yet clinging desperately to hope. Many arrived at daylight Ambassador and Mrs. Bacon are In receipt of numerous congratulations on their fortunate deci sion not to sail on the Titantlc, as had been their intention. Among the French nasseneers reported to have escaped Is Pierre Marechal, son of the noted French admiral. French shipping experts are al ready studying the lessons of the dis aster. Tho "Matin aeciares mai siom should be taken to counteract the appalling dangers from icebergs by the creation of a system of oeehn police, whereby reports would be furnished of the ice zones out of normal season. It is suggested that lightships should follow the ice fields and warn international shipping by wireless. NOT LIKE THE BOURGOGNE'S CREW Tltanie's Men Olwyed Rule of the lVrp Sea, "Women First.'' That most of the passengers rescued from the Titanic were women and children caused many an old-timer to contrast the disaster with the wrecking of La Rourgogne off Sable Island in July, 1S08. Of her passengers, 560 went down. Many of the rescued were sailors, and that fact alono confirmed the stories of the reign of terror that existed before the boat sank. Few women and children were saved from that wreck. The men. according to the stories told afterward, fought each other with sea knives for Places in the open boats. Some of the women and children were beaten to death before La Bourgogne sank, and others were thrown out of the open boats by the sailors and men passengers. As a contrast to the Bourgogne tragedy. It was recalled that when the Birkenhead went down, two regiments of troops went with her, standing at attention in obedience to the orders of their officers. 'The women and children had previously been transferred to the open boats. The Rirk- euneau was an tngiisu troop ship, i Typical Icebergs of the North Atlantic Estimated Length of These is Four Miles. - fl : QUESTION OF BOATS DISCUSSED IN LONDON Strict Inquiry to Be Made By the Board of Trade. London, April 16. The question of the number of boats carried by steamers has been widely discussed. It appears that the board of trade regula tions permit a reduction by halt m the number of boats, rafts and buoy ant apparatus carried when the shrp Is efficiently provided with watertight compartments; but this concession does not apply to life Jackets and similar appliances. According to some experts It would be an impossibility to carry a sufficient number of boats to accommodate all on board the mammoth liners, or. If carried, that It would be next to impossible to man and provision them. It cannot be doubted, however, that the disaster will lead to a strict in quiry by the board of trade Into this matter, and a revision of the regula tions. This question has already been for some time under discussion by the ad visory committee, composed of promi nent ship owners, and the board of trade committee, and certain recommendations had been prepared, which have not yet been made public. The Titanic was fitted with elec trically controlled watertight com partments. Therefore, these should have been immediately closed front the bridge unless, as surmised, the collision so damaged the electrical apparatus as to render this Impossible, or the vessel's side wea torn away by an iceberg. At the White Star offices In London and Southampton late tonight large crowds were waiting In the greatest anxiety for further lists. Many pathetic scenes were witnessed. In one street In Southampton every house had a bread-winner aboard the Titanic, The mayor of Southampton has opened a relief fund for those left dependent and has appealed to the Lord Mayor of London to co-operate. rne sin King or tne Titanic, follow ing so closely the wreck of the Delhi, Oceana and other big vessels, has caused consternation among the ma rine underwriters. It will be long bo-fore the effect In insurances of various kinds at Lloyds is known, and many underwriters and syndicates may be hard hit. Several insurance men, questioned on the subject, declined to commit themselves to any definite opinion, but seemed to think that there would be a movement In the direction of higher rates of Insurance. Instructions were Issued today that all Cunard steamships should follow the southern route owing to the ice. TITANIC'S DESIGNER TALKS. Believes That the Liner's Side Was Torn Out by Berg. London, April 16. Alexander Carlisle, lately chief designer for Har-land & Wolff, the shipbuilders, and the designer of both the Titanic and Olympic, In the course of an Interview today, said: "I never thought there was such a thing as an unslnkable ship. When the news first came that the Titanic was sinking by the head, I thought It likely that she would reach port. The fact that she sank within four hours after the Impact with the ice indicates that her side was torn out." The apparent fact that the Titanlc's boats were not suttlclent to accommo date the ship's personnel Is causing much comment here, although the papers are chary of discussing the subject. The law does not provide the number of boats the largest ships shall carrv. It onlv applies to those vessels displacing up to 10,000 tons, as it was passed before the present ing snips had been designed or built. KING AND QUEEN EXPRESS THEIR HORROR London, April 16. King George has sent the following message to the White Star Company: "The Queen and I are horrified at the appalling disaster which has happened to the Titanic and at the terrible loss of life. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved relations and feel for them In their great sorrow with all our hearts. "George, R and I." The Queen Mother, Alexandra, has sent a message of sympathy to the company. In which she says: "It Is with feelings of the deepest sorrow thnt I hear of the terrible disaster to the Titanic and of the awful loss of life. My heart is full of grief and sympathy for the bereaved families of those who have perished." House? Extends Sympathy. Washington. April 16. The House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution today extending sympathy to the relatives of those who met their death in the disaster of the Titanic S THE SAVED Following are the names received from the Carpathia thus far: -First Clan PH(cn. A. Anderson, Harry. Appleton. Mrs. E. W, Abbott, Mrs. Rose. AniadllL Miss G. Allison, Master, and nurse Andrews. Miss K. T. Allen, Miss E. W. Astor, Mrs. John Jacob, and maid. B. Burns. Miss C. M. Rentham, Miss L, Bishop, .Mr. and Mrs. D. H, Blank, H. Bassina. Miss A. Bays, Miss Margaret. Baxter. Mrs. James. Bay ton, George A, Behr, Karl H. Bonnell, Miss C Brown, Mrs. J. M. Bowen, Miss G. C. Beckwith, Mr. and Mrs. R. L., Colum bus, Ohio. Uarratf, Karl B, Bessette, Miss. Bucknell. Mrs. William. Bathworth, A. H. Bowerman, Miss E. Brown, Mrs. J. J. C. Cassebere, Miss D. D. Clarke, Mrs. W. M. Chlblnace. Mrs. B. Crosby, Mrs. E. G., of Milwaukee. Crosby, Miss Harriet. Cought, James. Carter, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Carter, Miss Lucie. Carter, Master William. Cander, Mrs. Churchill, Colderhead, N. P. Chamlanson, Miss V. Cavendish. Mrs. Turrell W, and mall. Chaffee, Mrs. H. L. Cardcza, Thomas D. AL, Philadelphia, Pa. Carrleza, Mrs. J. W. M. Cummings, Mrs. J. M. Chlver, Paul Cherry. Mrs. Gladys. Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Carter. Mr. and Mrs. W. E., Philadel phia, Pa. LI. Dodge, Mrs. Wash. T., and son. Dodge, Miss Sarah. Dick, Mr. and Mrs. A. A, Douglas, Mrs. Fred C Devlellen, Mrs. B. Davidson. Mr. and Mrs. Thornton and family. Douglas. Mrs. F. C. Douglas, Miss Walter. Daniel, Miss Sarah. Daniel, R W., Philadelphia, Pa. Drachensted, Alfred. E. Endres. Mrs. C. Ellis, Miss. Earnshaw. Mrs. Boulton, Philadelphia, Pa. Emmock. Philip. P. Flynn, J. N. Fortune, Miss Alice. Fortune, Miss Lucille. FantinI, Mrs. Mark. Fortune, Miss Mabel. Frauenthal, Dr. and Mrs. H. W. Frauenthal. Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Frnilchler. Miss Margaret. Futrelle. Mrs. J. E., wife of Jacques Futrelle, novelist. Flegennelm, Miss A, Francitelli, Miss. G. Gordon, Sir and Lady Cosmo Duff. Gibson, Miss Dorothy. Uoldenburg, Mrs. Samuel, tioldenburg. Miss Ella, Greenfield, Mrs. Lee. Greenfield, William B. Gibson, Mrs. Leonard. Grade. Colonel Archibald. Graham, Mrs. William. Graham, Miss Margaret B. Graham, Mr. Gought, James. H. Hogeboom, Mrs. T. C. Hawksford, W. J. Harper, Mr. and Mrs. H. S., and man prv-ant. Hovt. Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Horner, Henry. Harder, Mr. and Mrs. George A. Harris, Mrs H. B. Havs, Mrs. Charles M. Hipparh. Mrs. Ma S. Hlppaeh. Miss Jean. Haverson, Mrs. U Y. B. Hays, Miss Margaret, Haussig, M. Ism ay, J. Bruce. K. KImberly, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kennvman. F. A. Kenchen, Miss Emlle. Longley. Miss B F. Leader, Mrs. A. F. I.avory. Miss Bertha, Lines, Mrs. Ernest. Lines. Miss Mary 0. Lindstrom. Mrs. Singrtd. Lesneur, G., Jr. M. Melteard. Madame. Marvin, Mrs. D. W. Mainiy. Miss Roberta. Maraehell. Pierre. Minahan, Mrs, W. F., Fond du Lac, Wis. Minahan, Miss Daisy. Green Bay, Wis. sr. Newell. Mrs. Margorie. Newsome. Miss H. W Columbus. O. Newell. Mrs. M. Newell, Mrs. W. o. Ostby, E. C. Osthv, Miss Helen. Olivia, Miss M. O'Connell, Miss R. Potter, Mrs. Thomas, jr., Philadelphia, Penchan, Major Arthur. Pan hart, Mrs. Ninette. It. Rosble. Miss H. Roberts, Mrs. Edna, Rothes, Countess of. Rolmane, C. Rogerson, Mrs. Susan P. Rogerson, Miss Emily P. Ryerson, Mrs. Arthur. Philadelphia. Rogerson. Robert. Renago. Mrs. J. Ranelt. Miss Apple. Rothschild. Mrs. Lord Martin, Rosenbum. Miss Edith. Rheims, Mrs. George. Rogerson, John. S. Stefransi-n. H. B Stone. Mrs Jeore II.. Cincinnati, O. Sesesaor, Miss Emma. t V Seward, Fred. Shutter, Mlsa. Sloper, William T. Swift, Mrs. F. Joel. Schabert, Mrs. Paul. Shoddel, Robert Douglas. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. John, Serepeca, Miss Augusta, i.Slverthorn, R. Spencer. Saalfeld. Adolf. Siacklelln, Dr. Max. Simonius. Alfonsus. Smith, Mrs. I.ucien P. I Stephenson, Mrs. Walter P. Solomon. Abraham. Silvey, Mrs. William B., Superior, Wis. Stengel, Mr. and Mrs. Helery. Spencer, Mrs. W. A., and maid. Slavter, Misj Hilda. Spedden, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. T. Taussig, Miss Ruth. Trior, Miss Ella. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. B. Z. Tucker, Mrs. and maid. Tucker, Gilbert, Albany, ST. T. Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. J. B., Philadelphia, Pa. Thayer, J. B., Jr. W. Woolner, Mr. Hugh. ' Ward, Miss Anna. Williams, Rich. X., of Philadelphia. Warner, Mrs. F. M. Wilson, Miss Helen A. Wlllard. Miss Constance. Wicks, Miss Mary, Widener, Mrs. George D., and maid. White, Mrs. J. Stewart. Washington, Mrs. Y. Young, Miss Marie. Second-Clan PassFBgrers, A. Angle, William. Abeison, Hanna. B. Balls, Ada R. Becker, Miss Ruth. Becker, M. Richard. Buss. Miss Kate. Beale, Edward. Beane, Miss EtheL Brown, Miss Edith. Brown, T. W. S. Buyhl, Miss Dagmar. Bystrom, Mrs. Karollna. C Collyer, Mrs. Charlotte. Collyer, Miss Marorie. Christy, Mrs. Alice. Christy, Miss Julia. Clarke, Mrs. Ada Maria, Cameron, Miss. Collett, Mrs. Stuart Caldwell, Albert F. Caldwell, Mrs. Sylvia. Caldwell, Alden G. D. Drew, Mrs. Lulu. Davis. Miss Agnes. Davies, John M. Driscoll, Miss B. Duran, Florentlna. Durante, Leonora Ascuncionr Durant, L S. Davis, Miss Mary. Doling, Mrs. Ada. Doling, Miss Elsie. F. Faunthorpe, Mrs. Elizabeth, Formery, Miss Eleln. G. Garside, M'iss Ethel. Genovese, M. A. Gerrcai, Mrs. Maroy, H. Hanson, Mrs. Jennie. Hewlett, Miss Mary D. Harris, George. Herman, Mrs. Jane. Herman. Miss Kate. Healy, Miss Nora. Herman, Miss Alice. Hold, Miss Annie. Hanson, Miss Jennie. Hart, Mrs. Esther. Hart, Miss Eva. Harper, Miss Nina, Hanalainer, Anna, and son. Hocking, Mrs. Elizabeth. Hocking, Miss Nellie. Honans, M. J. Jacobsohn. Mrs. Amy. Jackson, Mrs. Amy. K. Keane, Mlse Nora. Kelly, Miss Fannie. L. ' Laroche. Miss Louise. Liukauca, Miss Anna. Leitch. Miss Jessie W, Lamore, Mrs. Louch, Mis Alice. Lehman, Miss Bertha, M. Mare, Mrs. Florence. Mallcroft, Miss Millie. McDermott. Miss'Lila. Mulllnger, Mrs. Elizabeth, and child. Aiauet, .Maaame a. Mallet. Master Andrero. Marshall, Miss Kate. Mellors, Mr. J. McGowan, Miss Annie. Mulllnger, Mrs. E., and child. Neseraell, Miss A. Nye, Mrs. Elizabeth. o. O'Qulck, Mrs. Jane. O'Quick. Miss W. O'Qulck, Miss Phyllis. Oxenham. Percy J. P. Pensky, Miss Rossi. Philipps, Miss Alice, Pallas. Emillo. Padro, Julian. Parish. Mrs. L. " Portaluppi, Mrs. Emillo, R. Rebouf. Mrs. Llllie. Rny, Miss E. Ridsdale, Mrs. Lucy Rugg. Miss Emily. Richards, Mr. Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Emile and son. S. Skellery, Mrs. W. V. Sincock. Miss Maude. Simone, Mrs. L. Smith. Mrs. Marlon. Silvani, Miss S. T. Trout, Mrs- Jessie. Trout. Miss Edna &. w. Weisz. Mrs. Matilda. Webber, Miss Susan. Wright. Miss Marion. Watt, Miss Bessie. Watt, Miss Bertha. West, Mrs. and two children. Wells. Mrs. Addle, Wells, Mips J. , Weils. Ralph. Williams. Charles, WHITE STAB S FIFTH WRECK Atlantic Lout Off Nova Scotia Thirty Tears Ago. The foundering of the Titanic i the fifth serious accident to ships or fh White Star Line, now merged in the International Mercantile Marint. rnmnanv and bv far the most hor- Th. wan th Atlantic, which was wrecked off the Nova 8-otla" coast on November 23, 1873, and 847 lives were loet. The second was the NaT' onlc which disappeared nearly twen ty years go and the only thing; ever heard of her was the picking up of one of her lifeboats on the Banks six degrees east of the place where the Titanic sank. The Naronio was on her second trip across the Atiantio and made a record for freight steam shins on her maiden voyage. t-h was considered to be the latest effort in safety In construction, had fine watertight bulkheads, and was scien tifically constructed. It was declared then that it waa almost Impossible sink her. She cost 1500,000, which wu hiu- nrlco for a freighter In those days. There were 65 In her crew and 12 cattlemen, making, vlth the officers, a total of 72. when she left Liverpool on February 11, and the lifeboat waa all that was ever heard of her. Th. n..t ,HiMant mom In th StlieVIC which went ashore near the Lizard a vrQT-u 1 1 Qft7 with 400 rins- sengers and crew of 160, but all were rescued. Then came tne sinning v V.. D.nnhll. An Tsnnanr 99 1 Q ft 9 ftf ter her collision with the .Florida, on iibq of ... to all fir hetn And half a dozen ships answered the call, sav ing an tne passengers ana crew, m-though the ship sank. Two lives were lost on the Republic and four on the Florida aa tne result or me cuuisiuu PATHETIC SCENES AT THE LONDON OFFICES London, April 16 The King, In a message to the White Star company. and the prime minister In the House of Commons, today appropriately expressed the nation's sense of poignant sorrow at a calamity which was im pressed on the publlo mind almost In an unprecendented manner, not only because of the terrible nature of the disaster to the Titanio but by reason of the peculiar circumstances sur rounding It. Pathetic scenes were enacted all day long at the offices of the White Star company the hotels and other places where friends of those aboard the ill-fated vessel had gathered, waiting for the dreaded news. All other topics were completely dwarfed. Parliament discussed home rule, but that question for the moment has no interest for a public face to face with such an appalling disaster. Much satisfaction Is expressed at the large number of women arm chil dren among the survivors, as showing that the best traditions of the sea have been upheld. There is no disposition, pending fuller details, to attribute blame in any quarter, but every possible phase and theory 11 kely to throw a light or give guidance for the future is being discussed, especially the question as to thi number of boats and life saving appliances carried aboard the big liners. In this respect the calamity has brought a revelation to the public of unsuspected dangers in ocean travel, which may be calculated to lead to the strictest Investigation, and if possible, remedial measures for its regulation. WOMEN WILL HELP STEERAGE PASSENGERS New York, Aprtl 16. A committee of thirteen of the most prominent women In the city, headed by Mrs. Nelson Henry, wife of the surveyor of the port of New lork, was formed tonight for the purpose of taking care of the surviving steerage passengers of the Titanic on the arrival of the Carpathia In port. The committee consists or Mrs. Cornelius vanaerbut, sr., Mrs. Henry F. Dlmock, Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee, Mrs. James Sherman Aldrich, Mrs. Richard Irvin, Mrs. William Church Osborn, Mrs. Edward Ringwood Hewitt, Mrs. J. Van Vech-ten Olcott. Mrs. Henry Whitney Mun-roe, Mrs. Arthur Murray Dodge and Miss Virginia Potter. Canada's Sympathy. Ottawa, Ont., April 16. The following message was sent this afternoon on behalf of the Duke of Connaught to the owners of the Titanic: "White Star Company, Broadway, New York: "I am desired by his royal highness, the governor general of Canada, to send you the following; "I "desire to express through the owner of the Titanic my very deep and heartfelt sympathy with the relatives and friends of all those who lost their lives In this terrible catastrophe. "Signed: Lieut. Col. Lowther, "Military Secretary." Some of Those On Board. Green Point, N. Y., April 16. It is feared that Mr. and Mrs. James Drew, prominent residents here, and little Marshall Drew, aged 5 years, are among the dead of the Titanlc's passengers. Mr. Drew and his brother, William J. Drew, are in the monument business. Yonkers, N. Y., April 16. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Robins of this city were passengers on the Titanic, according to their son, Alexander Robins jr., but the name of neither has as yet appeared in the list of the rescued. Mr. Robins is a contractor. Springfield, O.. April 16. When J. A. Baumgardner of this city was told that his daughter, Mra A. O. Becker and her three children, who had been passengers on the Titanic, were safe aboard the Carpathia, he was overcome with Joy. Mrs. Becker was en route to Springfield from the Missionary field in India. Troy, N. Y.. April 16. Among the victims of the wreck of the Titanic probably are Daniel Moran and his sister Bertha, of this city, who were returning from an extended trip abroad. Relatives of the two young people received a letter from them yesterday, mailed from Ireland ten days ago, stating that they had delayed their return in order to make the voyage on tho maiden trip of the new liner. Their names do not appear among the survivors and It is feared that they are In the wreck. New York. April 16. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Marvin of the first cabin passenger list are the young bride and groom who five weeks ago were married in this city with a moving picturo machine taking a record of the wedding ceremony. Mr. Marvin's father, Henry N. Marvin, Is the president of a blograph company. The bride and groom were both eighteen years old and immediately after the ceremony took a liner for Europe. Mrs. Marvin is among those reported saved, but Mr. Marvin's name has not yet appeared on the list The bride was Mis Mary Graham Carmichael Parkinson, daughter of a retired New York business man, I fHANIC WRECK HITS INSURANCE MEN LIFE AND ACCIDENT COM-PANIES UNABLE TO GIVE LOSSES. President Hays Held Policies In Travelers and Aetna Life. TRAVELERS' RISKS 0!f PASSEVQ. ERS AMOUNT TO $1,100,000. There were probably more Hartford insurance risks centered In the wreck of the Titanic than In any one disaster of record, so far as the accident line of Insurance is concerned. What the losses are to the local companies cannot be determined until more particulars are obtained aa to the passengers actually saved and their addresses. Estimating the risks as well as possible, from the information given by the newspapers, idfflo of the companies made statements In a tenta tive way yesterday, while others had made no examination of their book and preferred to wait advtoes from their agents In New York and el sown ere. ' , . At the Aetna, Life Insurance Company's office it was given out that if all the passengers on board the Titanio had perished the loss to that oompan) would amount to about 1100,000 and the largest amount of Insurance on any one person named In the list was $25,000. The probable net loss, however, to this company was thought to be not over $30,000, This was la accident Insurance. The Travelers Insurance Company carried risks upon people on the passenger list of the ship amounting to $1,100,000, but owing to the lack of Information the officials could give no estimate of actual loss. Many of the accident Insurance policies Issued carry with them double Insurance in case of death or accident through common carrier disasters similar to that of the Titanic, if the conditions of the policies have been complied with on the part of the Insured. The largest amount Involved In any accident heretofore In any one case by this company was a railroad wreck In New York. In con sequence of this accident $169,000 was paid on policies held by six persons. The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company had made no canvass of Its books to ascertain its liability on ac count of the wreck, preferring to await the report of Its New York agents. The Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company was unable to give any estimate. It was said that the loss sus tained by the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, was small. If any. Comparison of the books of the Hartford Life Insurance Company with the published list of passengers Indicated that no risks were held by this com pany on passengers on the Titanic. The Aetna Life Insurance Company carried an Insurance of $25,000 on Charles M. Hays, president of the Grand Trunk railroad and the Travelers carried a policy for a like amount,. ....... ASQUITH VOICES ENGLAND S SYMPATHY London, April 16 Premier Asqutth in a brief statement In the House of Com mons this afternoon gave publlo ex pression to Great Britain's sympathy in connection with the Titanio disas ter. After reading out to the members messages from the White Star company the premier continued: 'Perhaps the house will allow we to add this: That I am afraid we mill brace ourselves to confront one o2 those terrible events in the order of Providence which baffle foresight, which appal the Imagination and make us realize the Inadequacy of words to do Justice to what we feeL - "We cannot say more at this mo ment than to give a necessarily im perfect Impression of our sense of admiration that the best traditions of the sea seem to have been observed and that willing sacrifices were offered to give the first chance for safety to those who were least able to help themselves, and of the heartfelt sympathy of the whole nation to those who find them selves suddenly bereaved of their near. est and dearest." Life-Saving 'Apparatus. - Sydney Buxton, president of the Board of Trade, was asked in the House of Commons this afternoon if he would take steps to prevent liners proceeding to New York from taking the northern route for the purpose of breaking records and whether he could state the numtier of life-boats carried on board the Titanic as comDared with the num ber of passengers. Mr. Buxton said he must have notice of such questions. Statistical information of the life- saving apparatus of the Olympic, Bister ship of the Titanic, Is known. Figures for the Titanic are not yet available, but as the two ships are almost Identical in size, it is not likely that their life-saving equipment materially differs. The Olympic has sixteen lifeboats and four rafts calculated to accommodate 1.171 people. This means about one- third of the total number of passengers and crew together which la 1.447 can be accommodated. The Olympic carries 3. 455 life tire- servers and forty-eight aife buoys and inese equipments are maae in compliance with the regulations of the British board of trade. The United States bureau of Inspection has no power except te see that each steamship meets the requirements of its home government. TO SEARCH FOR BODIES AT SCENE OF WRECK New York, April 16. Search for bodies in the vicinity of the disaster, it was learned tonight, will be taken up by the White Star line from Hall-fax where the cable steamer Mackay-Bennett has been chartered to proceed to the scene and remain until further orders, searching for , bodies that may come to the surface. No syllable of tidings has come from the Carpi la Bince she was able by the aid cf ie Olympic's relay many hours, before to send waverlngly ashore a list of the names of first and second cabin Titanic survivors which she had en board. It Is thought- feared Would be the better word that this list is now practically complete. As for the rest, direct advices from Sable Island reported that weather conditions were bad for transmission and that only faint communication was had with the ship, she being barely within range of call. It was thought, too, tl.at the wireless operator on the Carpathia had become fatigued from hts long siege at the key of the liner's wireless and that he was resting up ror the transmission of messages when the ship comes Into communication Kith stations on the American coast.

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