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VOL. XIV -v MARSHALL MADISON COUNTY, N. C. 'FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1912. NO. 17.
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iloi 1810-11. ,
Population, 10.111 " .
Coaoly Scat, Marshall
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Nw and Bodwt Court House, cost
. $21,OO0lN. . . -
New ad modaro jail, ooat 115.000.00.
Naw and modern County Homa, coat
Hon. Jaa. 1 Hyatt, Senator, S3
Olatriet, Burnavllle, N. C.
Hon. J. 0. Ramsey, Representative.
Marahall N. C.
"... W. H. Handaraon. Clehk Superloi
Court. Marshall, N. C.
W. K. Bucknr Sheriff, Marshall
Jamaa Smart. Register of Deeds.
. Uaranall N. C.
O. r. Runnlon, Traaaurar, Marshall.
N. C. R. F. D. No. 1
R. L. Tweed, Surveyor, Whlta Rock.
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Dr. J. H. Balrd, Coroner, Mara Hill.
Mra. Ellia Handaraon, Jailor, Mar
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John Houeycutt. Janitor, Marahall.
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Marahall N. C.
Jamaa Haynle. Sunt County Homa,
Marahall N. C.
Homa located about two mllaa south
west of Marahall. "
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mencea Sept. th, 1912.
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C. F. Caaaada, Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1.
Renbln A. Tweed, Member, Big
Laurel, N. C.
C. a Mashburn, Atty Marahall,
Board meats first Monday In every
A. E. Bryan; Chairman, Marshall N.
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Sam Cox, Member. Mara Hill N. C
R. JT. D. No. 1
0. W. Wild, Big Pine, N. C.
Dudley Chipley, Road Engineer,
Marahall, N. C. -George
M. Prltchard, Atty., Marahall,
" N. C.
Board meets first Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
Board of Education.
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Coilagea and High Schools.
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Prealdent, Mara Hill. N. C. Fall Term
beglna August 17. 1911. Spring Term
- begins January I, 1912.
Spring Creek High Sohool. Prof.
O. C. Brown. Principal, Spring Creek.
N. C 8 Mo. School opened Angust.
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Madison Seminary High School.
Prof J. M. Weatkerly, Principal. War
shall N, C ft. F. It. No. 1 7 Mo
Sohool began October 2, 1911.
Bell Institute. Miss Margaret E.
Griffith, Principal Walnut, N. C, 2 Mq.
Sohool began September 9. 1911.
Marshall Academy. Prof, R. Q.
;. Anders, Principal, 'Mars'tial'l, N. G (
Ma School began Sept 4, 1911. ;
J. C. Ramsey, Marshall, N. O. Term
expiree Jan. 11, 1912.
A. J, Roberta, Marahall, N. C, R. F.
D. No. 6,. Term expiree May 30, 1912.
Jasper Ebbs. Spring Creek, N. C.
Term expires August 10, 1912. .
3. C. Brown, Bluff, N. C. Term ex
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J.A. Leak, Revere. N. C. . Term ex
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W. T. Davia. Hot Springs, N. C.
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J. H. Southworth, Stackhouse, N. C.
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N. W. Anderson, Paint Fork, N. O.
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C J. Ebbs, Marahall, N. C. Term
xptrea April 21. 1913.
J. W. Nelson, Marshall N. C. Term
. expiree April 25, 1913.
Roy L. Gudger, Marshall '" N. C.
Term expiree May 2. 1913.
Geo. M. Prltchard. Marshall N. C.
Term expiree May 25, 1912.
. Dudley Chipley, . Marshall N. C.
Term expiree July 29, 1913.
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Oeorge W- Gahagaa Poet, Na 88
O. A. R.
S. M. Da via. Commander.
1. H. Ballard, Adjutant .
Meeta at tbe Court Hone Baturday
before tbe eeoond Sunday la eaak
' month at 11 A. It
Sank as Band Played "Nearer,
My God, to Thee," Carrying
to the Bottom of the
Atlantic 1595 Souls
745 SURVIVORS ENTER PORT
- New York. After 4 days of agoni
sing auspenae the Carpathla arrived at
thla port bearing all that remaina mor
tal of the thousands of aoula who aall
ad upon the Titanic.
8tUI daaed and bait atunned from
the shock of that appalling night amid
all their grief the aurvivora In senten
ces interrupted by sobs and ejacula-
tlona told ' of brief momenta of theii
experience that had to be pieced to
gether to make a coherent narrative.
Titanic Was Running at Full Speed.
Tbe ocean was calm aa a mill-pond
when the Titanic crushed Into the Ice
berg. It was a quarter of an hour be
fore midnight Most of the passengers
were in their cabins.
Then came the ahock of collision
not so violent a crash aa had been de
picted, for there were many who were
not even awakened by it but enough
to disquiet all who felt It. There was
a general and orderly exodus to the
decks. . -
Sailors were scurrying hither and
"NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF!
THERE'S NO DANGER!"
Some of the paaaengera even return
ed to their rooms and prepared to re
tire. But gradually the cessation of
the engines' vibration cauaed uneasi
ness and the groups on tbe decks grew
greater and greater. Still the sailors
announced that there Was nothing to
. Then, with perceptible suddenness,
tho eh'p began to Hat V
"All paaaengera on deck with life
belts," was shouted. Than lor the first
time the gravity of the situation dawn
ed upon the paaaengera. '
: The sailors, working silently and
without excitement, yet fast aa their
hands could move, removed the tar
paullna from tbe lifeboats and terse
ly, without excitement came the or
der, repeated upon every aide:
"Women and children in tbe life
boats!" .The aallora helped the nearest wo
men and children Into tbe boata. . And
it was the bealnnlng of excitement
-K)ther aallora began , to lower the
boata. ; - '
Men Laughed aa Boata Filled.
Thus far the men, standing Idly by,
falling entirely to graap the signifi
cance of the moment, had helped the
sailors. - Many of the paaaengera re
port that the men were laughing.
, "We'll be Bafer here on the ahtp
than in that cockle-shell!" one man
cried to .his wife as she was helped
ever the rail.-- . --i. - .
But tbe Titanic settled deeper In the
ocean and it' was difficult, tor the men
to remain on their feet."' Then It was
that the appalling nature of It dawned
nnnn those men. , And ' then, also It
waa. that the officers of the ship drew
their revolvers. . vi-v---;
"Stand hank!" thev cried. "Only
women and children go Into the boats."
Some of the men leaned against the
Mil and looked down over the tower
ing sides of the ship. Othera slowly
paced the deck aa if they were wan
ing. ' '
Three 8teerage Men 8 hot .
Th. shin aank lower and lower.
Three revolver ahota ' were . heard.
Thru nBasenaera in the steerage bad
attempted to force thelikway past the
aallora and had been ruthlessly snot
down- ';"v's ; "
By thla time the passengers on me
4.v whA remained In DOSSeSSion of
their facultlea obaerved the . huge
masses of Ice which the Titanic nan
"DEGENERATE LUXURIES." '
Titanic'a Very Slxe Denegerate, Says
) Stanley Bowdle.
foimh,ia nhlo.-MStanley Bowdle,
marine engineer, member ot the Con
stitutional Convention, characterises
the loss of 1,500 Uvea on the steam
ship Titanic aa' a aacriflce to degen
erate luxury. Mr. Bowdle advocates
international legislation to compel an
ocean ahipa to alow down to hair
speed when In the ice belt, m log, or
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on dark night. ,
rent from the berg with which it had
collided. Of the scene In tbe bow,
where over hundred and fifty feet of
the ablp'a length had been crushed In,
there were no wltnessea until an hour
afterward, when the lifeboats were all
In tbe water.
Herolam Asserts Itself. '
The ship bad now Hated to a terrible
angle. Men, in the tbroea of panic,
attempted to reach the boats and were
pushed back. And In that moment
tbe heroism of hundreds asserted It
self. It waa the paaaengera who push
ed back these panic-stricken few and
not the sailors. Of the Individual
deeda of heroism only few have aa
yet been told. But those few are the
fore-runners of thousands.
Soon most of the boata bad been
lowered and still a full realizing aense
of the extent of the disaster had not
dawned upon all that mass of men.
But finally, all the boata had been
lowered. Then, the sailors, seeing wo
men standing and running about
"All women to the lower deck!"
There began a rush to the lower
deck, and there It waa that the nearest
semblance to a panic began. Soml of
.he women were seized by aallora and
deliberately thrown over the rail Into
he boata -WM
The weaker men, by acores, began
q Jump overboard. The llfeboata be
jen to draw away from the ahip.
Aa they drew away thoae who were
floating among the cakes of Ice In the
aea cried aloud piteoualy for help.
Those who could seized the sides of
the lifeboats. In ..many cases they
were pulled aboard."
One Lifeboat Capslxes.
In many caaea the aallora who man
ned the boata rowed deliberately on,
heedlesa of all supplications, for their
boata were full. One boat waa observ
ed to overturn. What capsized It la
not yet known probably a number of
men In the sea struggling to board
Several more pistol ahota were
heard on board the ship. And then,
suddenly, above the murmur of tho
sea and the crunching of the Ice floes
there rose a steadily Increasing cry
from the doomed ahip a cry in which
hundreds upon hundreds of voicea
mingled. ' ,
. Among the Innumerable deeds of
heroism of that hour there waa one
attested by many witnesses. The sail
ors attempted to pull Mrs. Uador
Straus from her husband's side, but
she clung to his arm, smiling. She
had decided to remain with him She
Bank with him.
: , Women Row Lifeboat
In tha hurry of embarking, one of
the llfeboata had been lowered without
a single Bailor in It. Three men had
been picked up by this boat, but the
women were rowing. And tbe women
between the thwarta were screaming
to their loved ones in agony, .
Then, suddenly, above all the wall
ing of that desolate scene there arose
the Btralns of the ship's- orchestra
playing "Nearer," My God, to Thee!"
And for the first time those in tbe
llfeboata realized that those who were
left behind knew that they were doom
ed. A few voicea rose in accompani
ment to the melody. The chorus swell
ed louder and louder. The lights sunk
lower and lower.
N The lifeboats were pulling from the
BCene aa fast aa they could. But while
they were still within Bight of the ship
the lights, began to go out with start
ling awlftne8s. " '
The screams and shouts of those on
board still resounded through the air.
The last light went out and the
music ceased. ! .
The peerless Titanic had sunk be
neath the waves." ,
HYSTERICAL SCENES WHEN
FRIENDS MEET SURVIVORS
, filnwlv tha . Carnathia. ambulance
ship of the ocean, made her way up
the bay In the gloom ot tne evening,
through lanes of allent vessels, and
warped Into her dock at Pier 64,
North River. ' ' '
" From her descended the saved of
the Titanic all that remained of 2,-
V - CAPITAL IS IN GRIEF, f
Loss of Titanic Cauees Postponement
- of Many Function a.
Washington. Because ot the Titan
ic disaster social lite ia practically sus
pended in Washington society, .for
many leaders numbered close friends
among - thoae who were drowned.
The sadness at the White House baa
changed what waa intended for a week
ot pleaaure for young friends of Miss
Taft and Robert Tatt, now there, Into
one of quiet ,
362 souls, a , seml-hysterlcal band
All the figures that bad drifted In
through the air were wrong, and
when the truth came it waa merely to
Increaae the terrible roll to 1595.
The acenea that were enacted on
the Cucard Pier, and outalde aa the
survivors were being hurried away to
homes and hotels, will live a lifetime
in the memory ot those who wit
Men in hysterics, women fainting,
and children almost crushed in the
arma of those welcoming them, were
the rule, not the exception. Men fell
down to kiss tbe knees of their re
turning womenfolk. Women shriek
ed, wept, dashed In madness from one
group of friends to another, and final
ly collapsed In the arms ot those who
had come to meet them.
The Sctnes Repeated. '
Outalde, aa they were led or carried
to . waiting automobiles, the same
scenes were repeated. The sight ot
a street seemed to Oil some of the re
turned ones with awe, to others It wts
a cause for emotional joy that could
only And relief In extravagant ecataty.
The precautions taken for the pro
tection of tbe survivors proved en
tirely adequate,' and, fortunately, all
the ambulances and relief corpa that
had been gathered at the pier were
The number of badly Injured on
the Carpathla wis not nearly as large
aa had been Imagined, and cases re
quiring hospital relief were merciful
ly few. i
It was a joyous occasion for many
a terrible day for some. To the last
there had been hope In many breasts
that their ' loved ones would be
aboard and at the last those hopes
were blasted with the icy breath of
tbe news the Hvlng brought.
How the Titanic sank,, what hap
pened when she sank, waa told in aa
many different ways as there were
people to tell It. But they agreed on
one thing that Capt. Smith and his
officers showed the greatest bravery
throughout the terrible ordeal, and
that, except in Isolated cases the men
aboard, from the saloon to the steer
age, showed a heroism worthy of the
When the Ship Went Down.
Men were playing cards In the
smoking .room when the great ship
struck the Iceberg whose propinquity
waa well known to all aboard, for a
bulletin ot it bad been posted In the
saloon, and when the ship went down,
most accounts agree, the band was
playing "Nearer, My God, to Thee,"
while the lifeboats were pulling away.
But It was difficult to get a connect
ed story from anaauryjvor,
Mra. John Jacob Astor, outwardly
none the worse for her awful experi
ence, was among the first to be whisk
ed away to her home. Her atepson,
Vincent Astor, and Craig Blddle had
come to meet her and the greeting be
tween them was affecting. She went
direct to the home of her father, Wil
liam H. Force, but stayed there only
a few momenta .,
THRILLING ACCOUNTS OF
' HEROISM AND SACRIFICE
BY TITANIC 8URVIVORS.
Tales of horror were told by the
survivors of the Titanic wreck when
they landed from the steamship Car
Men and women related in detail
how the big ahip had crushed against
the Iceberg, but how the jar was so
alight that no one was excited until
the ship's officers and crew began low
ering the lifeboats and rafts and or
dering passengers into them.
The Titanic'a boilers exploded when
water rushed In upon them, and it waa
the opinion of some of the survivors
Magniflcant Grand Staircase In tha
that nmnv who bad been left on tbe
sinking Titanic were killed by the ex-
ploaions and not drowned. :
Most graphic waa the atory told by
Mra. Paul Schabert, of Derby, Conn.
After telling of how Mr. and Mra. Isa
dor Straus perished together,' because
Mrs. Straus would not leave her hus
band, Mra. Schabert aaid . v
" "It waa terrible experience, but
worth going through. I waa awaken-
ISMAY'S ESCAPE A SCANDAL.
Clubmen Wonder Whether He Waa
Forced Into Boat by Employee.
London. The only comment made
by the London papers on the escape
of J. Bruce Iamay, appears in the
Dally Herald, tha naw labor paper.
One1 ot the chief aubjecta ot discus
sion in the hotel! and clubs ia Mr. Ia
may' escape, thftre being much won
der aa to whether he waa forced into
a boat with th women and children
by hia employe.
ed by the ahock of the collision, and
went on deck. There waa no great ex
citement, and peraona were coming
out of their rooma and asking what
Wouldn't Leave Brother.
"Suddenly from the bridge or from
aome ot the officers came the cry,
'Ladlea flrat' Thla waa the flrat In
ling that we had that the ahip waa In
danger. We went ba:k to tho atate
roonie and dressed. Then came the
horrifying order that women must
leave their husbands and brothera and
that no man waa to go in tbe llfeboata.
"I refuaed to leave my brother, and
remained on deck until the next to tbe
last boat was leaving. They looked
around and aaw that I waa the only
woman. I told them that I would not
go without my brother and then they
took him alao. Thua I aaved my bro
ther. "We left the ahip about twenty-five
minutes before it aank. She sank at
about 1:50 o'clock Monday morning.
At C o'clock the sama morning the
Carpr.lhkv put in an appearance and
W3 we-e picked up. We were proba
bly one mile away from the ahip when
she went down, and the ateward that
had given me the flrat warning that
tha ship might sink went down with
all the othera.
Lights Burning, Band Playing.
"Aa we left the ahip It waa tbe moat
remarkable and brilliant sight I had
ever witnessed on the water. All the
lights were burning and the band waa
playing aa if at a concert."
Mra. Schabert waa asked in regard
to a rumor that Major Butt, military
aide to President Taft, bad ahot eight
men to keep them from upBettlng life
boats by crowding luto them. -
Mrs. Schabert answered that aha
was unable to either confirm or deny
this. She said she had Been no auch
thing, but that the confusion was such
she might not have seen It, even if it
Col. Aator Died a Brave Man.
Dramatic stories of the death ol
Colonel Astor were told on the pier by
"Mrs. Astor waa sent away in the
tenth boat," said John Kuhle, of Ne
braska. "Just aa she waa about to bt
placed within the boat. Colonel Aatoi
Helped to Force Wife Into Boat. .
"Astor then freed himself from bli
wife's embrace and, after helping to
force ber into the boat turnea away
and atood upon the deck."
Colonel Archibald Grade, U. S. A.,
declared Colonel A tor's conduct waa
deserving ot the highest praise Col
onel Astor, said Grade, devoted all
his energies to saving hia young bride,
who was in delicate health.
"Colonel Astor helped ua In our ef
forta to get her In the boat" eaid
Colonel Grade. "I lifted her into the
boat. Colonel Astor then Inquired the
number of the boat which was being
lowered and turned to the work ot
clearing the other boata and in reas
suring the frightened and nervous
Col. Aator Joined Mr. and Mra. Straus.
' "John Jacob Astor escorted his -wife
to one ot the lifeboats, kissed her
quietly and then went up to deck B
and Joined Mr and Mra. Isador
Straua," aaid Robert W. Daniel, of
Philadelphia "I was almost alongside
ot them, but not close enough to dis
tinguish anything they said to each
other. When the water reached deck
B, I Jumped Into the sea. Neither
Colonel Astor nor Mr. and Mrs. St-.-aus
made any effort to save themselves.
They seemed to realize that !t was
hopeless. I am convinced that Col
onel Astor could have saved himself
had he Jumped into the water.
"None of us were worried after the
crash. Many of the passengers, my-
Main Salon of tha lll-Fated Titanic.
Belf included, went to bed. 1 did not
rise from my bed until I huard the
sound of pistol shots. Then I pulled
on a bathrobe and went out on dck.
Some of the offlccra nearest me were
shooting into the air for the purpoae,
I suppose, of awakening all the pas
sengers who had retired. I did not
onco catch eight ot the lcerer which
had ripped our portside from stern to
BLAMES BRITISH OFFICIALS.
Inadequacy of Llfeboata on Titanic
' Stupid and Criminal.
Landon. Allan H. Burgoyne, M. P.,
editor ot the Naval Annual, ' aaya:
Amid a horde of horrors, attendent on
th Titanic disaster, one vital central
tact emerges.- Thla fact ia nothing
leaa than the woeful inadequacy ot
lifeboat accommodations, due to the
ridiculoualy , antiquated regulatlona
laid down by th British Board of
Warned of Ice, White Star Line
Head Said: "We Will Go-Faster"
ARROGANTLY DEFIED DANGER
Unwarranted Belief That 8hlp Waa
Unainkabie, Rackleaa Navigation
and Wonderful Calm After Im
pact Brought Out at Hearing.
New York, April 20. Without waat
lng a minute the sub committee of tbe
V. 8. Senate Committee on Com
merce got down to business in its in
vestigation Into the Titanic dlaaater.
President over by Senator William Al
dan Smith, a lawyer of note of Michi
gan, the Inquiry began at the Waldorf
Aatoria. Th remarkable and unwarranted
faith ot Captain E. J. Smith and hia
junior officers in tbe unsinkable char
acter of the Titanic, the recklessness
ot navigating the Titanic at full apeed
in view of the advicee that there wer
Icebergs In the vicinity and the won
derful calm which prevailed among
passengers and officers after the col
lisionthese were the salient facta
J. Bruce Ismay, William Marconi
and Second Officer Llghtoller of the
Titanic were witnesses before the Sen
ate committee Investigating the dla
aater. From Ismay and Llghtoller
waa drawn, reluctantly the admission
that the Titanic waa going at almost
her maximum apeed when she hit tbe
iceberg, that Captain Smith bad been
warned of th presence of bergs, but
that the apeed was not slackened in
J. Bruce Ismay waa the first witness
called, and was not fortunate In the
impression he made on the committee
and othera present. That Mr. Ismay
had been concerned chiefly with his
own safety seemed to be generally
Ismay seemed to feel the antagonis
tic atmosphere. He sat in the extreme
corner surrounded by hia business as
sociates. With him were two private
detectives, who have been assigned as
his bodyguard since the Carpathla got
in and who are never away from bis
aide. " - :
Mr. Ismay 's manner on the stand
waa constrained. He was plainly ill
at ease. Whatever good may have
been in the Impression be made seem
ed to be wiped out by the damaging
statement made later by Llghtoller
that the first man he saw on the boat
deck three minutes after the Titanic
struck waa Ismay standing alone.
Major A. G. Peuchen aaid that J.
Bruce Iamay, managing director of the
line, bad laughingly told a woman pas
senger that the ice warning, so far
from keeping the Titanic back, would
only cajise her increase her apeed, bo
aa to get more quickly out ot the ice
Other criticisms of Mr. Ismay by
passengers on the Carpathla who ob
served his conduct after he was res
cued, and by landsmen, were numer
ous. It waa learned that be occupied
the doctor's cabin on board the Car
pathla, denied himself to all Inquirers
and caused the report to be spread
that a sick woman was in the cabin on
whose door appeared the notice:
Major Arthur Peuchen, of the
Queen's Rifles of Toronto, Canada,
made this statement at the Waldorf
"J. Bruce'Ismay knew of the pres
ence ot Icebergs, but arrogantly disre
garded the danger of them.
"And when the Titanic was every
instant facing the possibility of run
ning into an ice mountain, Mr. Ismay
was dining with Captain Smith both
of them in evening clothesIn a lower
saloon, when the Captain, at least,
should have been at his poBt of duty
on the bridge."
Llghtoller, second officer of Titanic,
admitted that he knew ot the ship re
ceiving a message on Sunday warning
Captain Smith of ice.
Marconi talked of the work of wire
less and Intimated that only economi
cal reasons prevented all passenger
vessels having an operator constantly
on duty. - ' -.'.''
Captain Rostram and Wireless Oper
ator Cottam of the Carpathla denied
receiving a message from President
William T. Stead; the writer. Is sup
posed to have perished in hia state
room. President Hays was aeen on
the deck just before the last boat left
the doomed ship. v '
Senator Rayner of Maryland ar
raigned J. Bruce Ismay and the direct
ors of the White Star Line aa criminal
ly responsible for the loss ot the Titanic-
In vartoua hospitals and charitable
Institutions are 204 aurvivora of the
Titanic, aome ill, practically all desti
tute. -..v;"'V ":V .V
Two Of the Bailors of the Titanic
confirmed the report that men who
tried to rush the lifeboats were ahot
Reviaed reckoning of the Titanic
disaster atatlatics resulted In the offi
cial announcement that 'bnly 705 per
sons were rescued, and that 1,635 met
death. Tbe new figures were given
out by W. W. Jeffries, passenger traf
fic manager ot the White Star line.
The 705 aurvivora, aa announced by
Jeffries, consist of 202 first cabin pas
sengers, 115 second cabin, 178 steer
age, 4 officers and 206 of the crew. Of
thoae aaved almost a third were mem-
bar ot the ahip'a company.
Carpathian Commander Gives
a Thrilling Narrative.
PROUD OF CREW, HE SAYS
Rostron Took Precaution In Going to
Rescue of Survivor Carpathla'
Capaln Talka of Work of Rcu
No Meeaage from Pres. Taft w
New Tork, April 20. In trlklnf ;
contraat to that of J. Bruc Ismay waa
the testimony of Arthur Henry Ro
tron, captain of the Carpathla, who
made a moat favorable Impression on
hia bearera, receiving the reiterated
commendation of the committee. He
gave every evidence of being modest,
courageous and alert, thoughtful to
the last detail of the aafety and com
fort of both the aurvivora ot the Ti
tanic and bis own crew, no detail hav
ing eacaped him In the preparation h
made tor the rescue, and bis thought. (
fulness culminating in the religioua
aervice of thanksgiving which he ask
ed an Eplacopal clergyman to conduct
Immediately after the rescue, obvW
ously aa much because ot a realiza
tion of the sedative and comforting
effect it would have on the nerve of
the suffers aa because of bis religious
Narrative of Capt Roatron.
Capt. Roatron gave hia residence a
Woodville, Victoria road, Croaby, Llv
erpool. He baa been following th
sea for twenty-aeven years, filling all
posta from cadet on the tainlng ahip
Conway, in the Mersey, to command
er. He has been with tha Cunard
Line alnce 1895 and was commander
of the Pannonla before he took charg ,
of the Carpathla in January.
"We let New York April 11," said
Capt Roatron, "and up to Sunday
midnight had fine, clear weather. At
1.35 o'clock a. m. Monday I waa in
formed by our wlreleas operator of ur
gent distress signals from the Titanic.
The operator told the first junior offi
cer and be and the operator put their
head in my doorway and told me. I
had' just turned In. The massage
that had come from the Titanic gave
her position aa latitude 41 degreea 46
minutes north, longitude 50 degreea
14 mlnutea west I cannot give at th
moment our exact location.
"The New York time of the receipt
of the distress signal waa exactly -10.45
p. m. Sunday. Thla acccount
for the apparent discrepancy between :
the times reported by wireless for th
sinking of the Titanic and that report
ed by the passengers.
"I immediately gave orders to turn
the ship," resumed Capt Roatron. "I
asked our operator twice it he waa
absolutely certain aa to the origin of
the distress message, and upon receiv
ing assurances picked up a point on
our course and set a course to nortb
52 degree west, true fifty-eight miles
from my position.
"Then I sent for the chief engineer
and ordered him to call another watch
of stokers and make all speed possible
to reach the Titanic.
"We made the fifty-eight miles In
three and a half hours.. It was at 2:40
that we made out a flare about 'halt
a point on the port baw, which wa
took to be the Titanic itself. The light
seemed so high I was almost B'ire tha
Titanic must still be afloat. It waa a
little after that we made out an Ice- -berg
on our port bow. Between 2:45
and 4 we were passing bergs on either
side of us. At 4:10 the first boat from
the Titanic was alongaide, but just be
fore getting to it I eaw an Iceberg
ahead and had to starboard my helm.
Twenty Bergs Around Titanic'a Grave.
"The first boat which I picked up .'.
waa in charge ot an officer. I aaw bo ,
waa not in control of her. He sang ';
out that he had only one seaman, so -
I had to manoeuvre a little to get him :
alpngslde. By the time we had got
the lot on board It waa making day,
and then I aaw about me the rest of .
the boata. In the neighborhood alao '
were about twenty Icebergs, ranging
from 150 to 200 feet high with numer
ous smaller ones, of the kind we call
'growlers,' running up to ten or twelve
feet in height. We had all the people
from the boats on board by 8:30. Wa
were then very close to where the TI- .
tanlc had gone down, where a lot of
wreckage, broken up stuff, but nothing .
large, was floating about." ,
"How many llfeboata were there?"
he waa asked.
"We had fifteen boata alongside of
ub with paaaengera in them. I aaw one
lifeboat close to the ship which had
been abandoned because it waa In a
sinking condition. The occupants had
been taken out by another boat. Two
of the fifteen boata were of the collap
sible canvas sides. Each would hold
from alxty to seventy-live comfortably.
Wo found one collapsible boat capsla- ,
ed among th wreckage. We took th
boata on board, leaving some of them
on our davit.".;
' Captain Rostron aaid that all the
boata were marked "Titanic" and that
they conformed to the regulatlona of
the British Board of Trade. ,
Pressed for an answer to a question
about tbe number of lifeboats required
on a modern liner, he aaid that a ship
nowadaya waa built to be practically
unsinkable and waa supposed to be a
lifeboat In itself. He told la anrser
to a question that he had aeen womn
pulling In the boata and in one certain
ly two or three.
"The flrat I knew of Mr. I v s
presence on the Carpathla" be '.
"waa when the last boat was s'
and the passengers were ; c