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Coverage of the Titanic Sinking from Syracuse Newspapers

Coverage of the Titanic Sinking from Syracuse Newspapers

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Historic pages from The (Syracuse) Post-Standard and The Syracuse Herald newspapers featuring coverage of the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912.
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THE
WEATHER
To-d»y:
Unsettled
and
coolerTo-morrow:
Fair.
POST
18-PAGES-18
EIGHTY-FOURTH YEAR.
SYRACUSE, N. Y., TUESDAY MORNING,
APRIL
16,
1912.
PRICE
TWO
CENTS,
w
TITANIC
FOURH
AFTER THE
CRASH
JOHN
JACOB
ASTOR DEAD,
HIS
YOUNG BRIDE SAVED,
ACCORDING
TO
WIRELESS
Private
Flash
from Liner Olympic
Brings
News of
Alleged
Fate
ofNewYork
Multi-millionaire.
MRS.
ASTOR
BEING
BROUGHT ASHOREBY
THERELIEF
STEAMER, CARMANIA
WilliamH.
Force, Father
ofYoung Woman, Over-come When News
Is
Broken—RelativesSeek Tidings
of
Missing Onesin
TitanicCrash.
NEW
YOBK,
April
15—John
Jacob
Astor
was among the
PMMH-
gers whowent
down
withthe
ship,
According
to a
wireless diipatch
re-
ceived
by
Bndstreet's
to-night
from
the liner
Olympic.
Mrs. Astor wasavred and
is
being brought to
shore
by
the Carmenia.
NEW
YORK,
April
15.—William
B.
Fane,
father-in-law
of
Colonel John
Ja-
thc
N'ew
York.
New Haven &
Hartford
Dull
road. This was learned at
the As-
tor estate
in
Rhlnebcck
to-night.
A
great
home-coming
had been ar-
ranged
for the
Asters.
The
ground* liad been
put in thebest
of
condition
and a new
uoudoil
hid
been
arranged
for his
bride
as a
surprise when
sh«
returned home
from
their tripabroad.Relatives of Mr. and Mrs.
Isldor
Straus,
alsopassengerson the
Tttanfe.cob
Astor. said
to-night
that
lie
had nui I waited
In
vain all day for some
meapage
.
.
from
the
couple. Believing
that
thalr
revived
any
n.surlng mewageg
from his
]
parenll
,
had
,«
plckeduphy
one
of
B.
•!.
aja.ua.
(Captain
of
theTitanic.)
\
MEN OF
VASTRICHES WEREON
THE
LINER
Their
Total
Wealth
Ettimated at
More Than
9800,000,000.
NEW YORK.
April15.—Untoldwealthwas
represented
among the
paa«eng«re
of
the
Titanic,
there
being
on board at
least
a (core
whose
fortunes
might
be
counted
In
tens
of
millions
of
dollar*.
A
rough
estimate
of the
total
wealth
represented
In the flrat-claa*
paeeenger
list
would
reach
over
a
half
billion
dol
lara.
The
wealthiest
of
the lUt
Is Colonel
John
Jacob
Actor,
head.of'he
famon*
DISASTER
THE
GREA
IN
MARITIME
HIS'
ENTIRE WORLD
S
Of
the
2,200 Persons
on
Board
Only 675, Mostly Women
and
Children,
Are
Saved.
SHIP
FOUNDERS
IN
DEAD
OF
NIGHT;
COLLISION
WITH
ICEBERG A
DEATH BLOW
Many
Personsof International
Prominence
Fared
Lost-Only
Wreckage
of
$10,000,000
Floating Palace Is Seen WhenAid Arrives.
oooto
wboc.*-
k*
»a»r«.
and who
AJTO
CAPE RACE,
H.
*.,
APRIL
1!K—
 THESTEAMER
OL
PORTS
THAT THE STEAMERCARFATHIABEACHED THEPOSITION
AT
DAYBREAK
TO-DAY BUT
FOTTHD
BOATSWRECKAGEONLY
SHB BEPOBTED THAT THZ
.
TTTAK1CFOUNDERED
AT
ABOUT
8.80
O'CLOCK
THIS
MOBNTHQ
IV
TtFDB
4116
NORTH
AHD
LONGITUDE
50.14
WEST.THE HJtMAaX ADDS THAT ALL THE
TITANIC'*
BOATSACCOUNTED FOB AHD
"ABOUT
076
SOXTLB
SAVED
CREW
AJTD
YA4B
SENOER8 LATTEB NEARLY
*-*»-
WOKEN
ANDCHILDREN."
THE**
WERE
ABOUT
8BOO
PERSONS
ALL,
CBBW
AMD
FA*
daughter, Mrs. Actor, who,
wl(h
her hus
band,
wac
aboard the
ill-fated
vessel.
U
was
through an
International
News
S«r-
vlot representative
thatMr.Forcefirst
learned of the enormous death
toll.
He,
Ilk*
thousands of others, had
bein
led
to believe by
the
false
reports
cir-
culated.
that
all had
been
saved. Whe.j
he
wan
Infonned of the true situation.he was
overcome.
"Oh, my God, don't tell mo
that!
When?
d" youget
thai report
from?
It isn't
true,It
can't
be
true,"
heexclaimedIn
choking voice.
Vlntent
Astor.
the
1
8-year-old
son .if
Job* Jacob Astor,
who
is thought
10
h«T,
teen amonw'thMA
who
perished l.i
U»»
Titanic
dlnstter.
in
rushing to
Hall-
fax
fromPoughkenp*le
In
a
special
car
leierred
for tbaAsternon
tniln
ovsrthe rescue ships. Herbert Straus and
hisulster. Mrs.
Alfred
Hess.-
left
to-nightfor
Halifax
to
meet
their
parents.
Despite the fact that several of the
passengers
on the ship were able to
runh
wireless
message*
to their relatives
here
telling
of theirsafety,no word
has
been received
from
Kdgar J. Meyer ofNo.
15R
West
Klghtv-sixth
street
and
his
wife.
Mrs. Meyer Is the daughter of
A
tul
row
Snk.«.
heartof
Haka
A
Co..
who
died in
thl.i rity
R
weekngo
last
Sun-day. The Meyers
left
this city Febru-ary
.8
for
R tripthroughEurope, butwere
Saks.
Another
family
from
which
nothinghas
been heard
i.i that
of
Einil
Taus.ilgj;
N'o.
TT7
West
Bnd
avenue.
Mr.
Tausslg.
hix wife
and 17-yenr-old
daughter
Ruth
wore returning on the Titanic afterspendingthe
winter
abroad.
Howard
Cardcza
of No.
21ft
Riverside
Drive haunted the
White Star
offices
allday
forsomenews
from
his slster-ln-law. Mrs.
.1.
IV.
M.
Cardeia
of Philadel-
phia
with Mrs. Cardcxa washer
son
T. D. M.
Carrie?..-!.
ailed
homo
bythe.
death
of Mr.
m
o
M
iz
NENT
IE
ILL-FA
PHILADE
318
WERE.
ON
PHIA
mm
ED
STEAMSHIP
Passenger
List Included
the
Wide-
ners,
Thayers,
Cartersand Others.
COLONEL JOHN
JACOB
ASTOR
(Reported
drowned IB
Titanic
dluMr.
HI* wife
was rescued,)
'l* co^etted°wlth'n»*t
or the
large eor-
OHO33U,
O*
BOARD
THE
TITAWIC.
poratlons of the country and for
year*
ha* had direct
control
of the
vastes-
__
April
15.—A
number,
the
Cartere havebeen
living
abroad,
com-
of
wall
known Philadelphia*,
returning
mg
hereto spend
liiu
su:nnicr.
They
n.va
from
abroad, were
among
thoae on
thj|
a
handsome country place
at nryn
Mawr.
Tu
^
Mr. carter is
a
son of
Mra.
William
T.
Carter.
Mrs.
Carter Is one of
the most
j
the
best
known
of
the passen-
ger* *n the
*hlpwereMr. anil Mra.
O*or|»
D
Wldener
and
their
«on.
Harry
ElUn*
Wldener.It hadbeenreporfsd
severali»*ek»ago
when the Widener*sailed for
Europe
that
their
daughter.
Ms. Eleanor
EUMns
Widener.had
*»ile<j
with
them
to purchase her
iroue*eau
for
her wedalng
to
Fit* Bugen*
Dxon
of.
thU
city. wWeh
I* t*
fake
place
In
June,
Mr.
Wldeoef
I*
a
*on
of P. A. B.
Wld-
ener,
traetloo
magnate, and live* at th*Widemr
HOBM.
Ljnwewooa
Hall, JWkln.Park.Mr*.
Oeatfm
Wldeaer
la
a *l*t*r of
QeorveW. BMn* aajl a
daughter
of the
late William L.
BklnX
alao-
a
traction
magnate.
Mr.
aad
Mr*.
JohnB.Thayer an« their
•on.
John B.
Thayer.
Jr..
wer* on th*lr
way kerne from a
*U
week*- trip In Eu-rope. Mr
Thayar
I*
a *on of
Mr*.
John
B. Thayer of Harerferd
and
la eecond
*to*-are*l4mt
of th* Pennsylvania Rall-
reatl Company.
Mr*.
Thayerwa*
HIM
Marian
L.
Mrrfs.
Mr.
and
Mr*.
William B. Carte*, who
wt«»
tfwlr
MB
as4
«**ghter.
William
T
C*r$*»
BB*
MM
L«H1*
Fetk
Carter,
w*r«
fa*
TIMMae,
w*r*
MaMC
thetr
to tM*
tete left by hie
father,
the
late
William
Actor.
Mr.
Astor
was
returning on the
Titanic
from
a
tour
of Egypt with
his
bride,
who waa
Mis*
Madeline
Force,
the daughter of Mr. and
Mra.
William.HForce.
They were
married
IBProvidence on
September
9.
Mr.
ao4
Mrs.
Astor
occupied
a
bridal
suite
*ta
the doomed
liner.
Onjrgenheim
Worth
$85000000
BenjaminGuggenheim,probably
next
in
financial
Importance, Is the
fifth
ofthe seven
pone
of Meyer Guggenheim,who founded the American
^melting
and
Refining
Company, the great mining cor-
poration, and Is a
director
of
many
cor-porations.
Including
the International
Steam
Pump Company,
of
which he
I*
alao
president.
His
fortune
la
esti-mated at
$95.000,000.
HI*
wife,
whose
name
doesnotappearon thepasaeturerlist.
Is
the daughter of James
Seltgman,
the New
York
banker.
Geor«e
D.
Widener
is the
aon
of P. A.B.
Wlden»r,
the
Philadelphia "traction
kinj?."
whose fortune Is
estimated at
$50.00f).0n(v.
Isadore Straus,
one of New
York's
most
prominent
dry goods merchants, and
notahle for his philanthropies, had a
for-
tune
al«=o
estimated
to be
worth
$&o000.00i>.
lie
is
director in various banks, trust
compamen and charitable
institutions,
and
with
hi*
In-oilier.
Nathan
Straus.
Is theowner of three
of
New
York's
largest
de-partment
stores.
J. Bruce
Iimay.
prBgldent
and one of
the
founders
of the
International Mercan-
tile
Marine,
who
has
always
made
it a
custom
to be a
passenger
on the maiden
j
trip
of
every
ahlp
built
by
the company.
Is
said to be
worth
$«.00»,0<».It
I*r.
MRS. JOHNJACOBASTOR
(Formerly
Miss
Madeline
Force,
who Is reported to havebeensavedwreck of the Titanic.)
In
the
beautiful of
American
women
living
In
Furope.
She
was
MissLucille
Polk of
Baltimore
beforo
hermarriage.
The Car-ters generally
make
It a
point
to apen-1part
of the summer at Newport and Nar-r.iganseu
T'-tr.
where !h«y
Se'.ons
to
th*
ultra fashionable act.
crothera
Duller,
who
make*
lid
home «t Goihen.
1*. T..
where
he has
an
e*tate
called Top
Hill
farm.
I*
a eonofMrs. Andrew
Cheve* Dullee
of No.
»1»
South
Twelfth
itreet.
Mr.
Dulle.
»all*1
with
hid
mother for
Parla,
January
S*.
From Part*
tliwy
went
to Rome, wherewer« Joined
by Mr.
and
Mra,
Elloro
R.
Bontana
and In
companywith
them
toured the
continent.
Mr.. ThomaePotter.
Jr.
wife
of
the
TITANIC
COST
$10,000,000;
CARRIED
VALUABLE
CARGO
j
Ill-fatad
Vttnl
Had
3,416
Mail
Baft
Aboard
JtwtU
Valuedat
$5,000,000
BtlUomd
Lott—John
CmargaPhillip*
Wirtlmtt
Una.
,
TO
THB rosT-KT«ND»nr.
LONDON.
April
15.—The
InHlll-ed
value
of
Titanic
Is
$S.OOO.OO».
while
her
real
value Is estimated at
nearly
$10.-
000.000. Of the
Insured
value
the
White
Star
Line
ran the risk of the first
$780.-
of damage,
the underwriters
only
"
"-- —
.
^
UUU
OI UBIII»"jr,
i
nc
MIH»
« •-
let*
Colonel
Potter,
a wall known
ofnc«r
I
,
, ,
,„,.„„,
O
r tlmt
of
th*Pennaylv*nla
national
Guard,
waa
|
m
«"
n
*
-
on
her w*y home from a
tour
of theHoly Land
with her daughter.
Mra.
Boultan
Earnshaw.
.
«later-ln-law of Will-
lam
Potter.
pre»M«nt of
«he
Board of
TruMm of
Jefferwm Medical Collefte,and
former
Unite*
tSatee AraHsewJor
Italy. lf«r »
leWttven
Patter,
tka well
(OMttaNM*
am
Kf*
I
1)
The
C
*
T
*"
'"
un<1er
"
to<
*
H11t
"
be
wcrt)|
$1
,
goo0(
,
Of
,„,.
flve
million*at rl«k In the open
insurance
market
three-quarter*
I* held
In
London
»i>4
the remainder
InLiverpool,
-v-lth
*om-
aid
fram Hamburg.All
I** baggage
and
maim
and valu-
able*
of p**aen«ers
w*s-
Insured prl-
vatelr.
The
•riclaal
rate
of
Insurant*
on the
vernel atLloyd'swas $J 7S per
$500
When the news of the disaster
(-.nun
the
rate
Immediately
Jumped
10$30"
per
$600.
On the news
that
the
vessel
warn
slowly steaming for Halifax, the figuredropped to
$150
per $500.
So
far
as
known
there waa no
si>-H«
on board
the
ship,
although
n
Mrfte
number of
valuable postal
paol.cu-
ucrerarrled.
One of the London
under-
writers
stated
In
an
Interview:"If
the
vessel
makes port
the ownersface
a
loss
of
a:
!c»»l
$750,'<'»'
I"
'«•
event
of a
total
IOM
It will be a
.<rrioua
matter, for the
ship cost
$10."0.110
to
build.
For
InMranee
purpose*
hertsmay, who w)th J. P. Morgan, consoli-
dated
American
and
British Btearaiblp
lines
undertheInternational
Mercantile
Marine's control.
Colonel
Washington Roebllng. bunderof
the
Brooklyn
bridge, president and di-
rector
ofJohnA.Roebllng'a Sona Com-
pany,
is credited
with
a
fortune
of
JS.WOTO.
Many
Other
Notables.
Among
others
of reputed
wealth
who
sie on hoard are J. B.
Thayer.
vlce-
inevident of
the
Pennsylvania Railroad;
ihe
Countess of
riothes. daughter
of an
1
::njcli»h
plush
manufacturer,
who
eT-
p.
.-ted
to
visit
Newport;
Clarence Moore.
;i
well-known
sportsman,
whose
wife
was
'.Miss .Mabel
Swift,
daughter
of E. C.
.-•-.vift,
th"
CMeftfco
mest
packer:
Colonel;,\lfonso
Simonus. president
of
tfce
Swiss
i
nankvencln.
and
Charles
M.
Haye*.
pr«sl-
|
dent
of
tho Grand
TrunkPacific
and
vloe-
;
president and general manager of the
Grand
Trunk
Railway
of
Canada.
Other
peranns
of note on th* flr«t cabin
list
are
Major
Archibald Butt.
President
Taft's
military
aid.
who
went
abroad sev-
einl
weeks
ago for
his
health; W. T.
Stead, writer.
Journalist
and
war
corre-
spondent:
Jacques
Futrelle. the
short
story
writer: Frederick
M.
Hoyt.
a
well-
known
New York yachtsman:
Dr.
Wash-
ington
Oodgeof
Sun
Francisco,
F.
I>.
Millet,
the
artist:
Henry Sleeper Harper.
grandson
of
John Wesley Harper,
one of
Ihe
founders of
Harper Brother*'
Pub-
llshfng
House; William B. Carter ofPhiladelphiaandNewport,sportsman andtraveler:
Dr.
Henry
F. Fr*»enth*l. a
prominent
N«w York
surgeon,
and
(ContlBM*
•»
r*ff*
SU.)
Thomas
Pears,
facturer.
a Pittsburgh
ateel manu-
»PPOB,T
TB.OX
THEOLYMPICSTATES THAT
ISM
LAND
UKEB
'd^LXFOBNIA WAS
BEMAXNINOAKD
fK
THE VICIKITT OP
tWZ
DISASTER, THE
CARPATKZA,
IT
WA
STATED
WAS
RETURNING
TO
HEW
TORE WITH
THE
SURVTVOeaw)
NEW
TORK. April16.—TheWhite
Star
liner
Titanic, the
world'*. Cr»*ta*f.
steamship,ha*
gone down some MO miles
off
CapeRace
with CM of her LOT
aaa-
scngers
and her
full
crew
of MO men on
board.
That the
greatest
catastrophe
In
maritime
history
ha* occurred to a vaaBti attheir
line
Is
admitted
late
to-night by the
officials
of the
WhHe
Star
8taHs*BB>
Company
In
New York.
The
liner
Carpathla, the
first
vcsa«:
to
come
within
sight of the
Titanic
r**-
cued all the TlUnic's lifeboats, in which
were
(70
persons,
most
of
them
W1*a*eB
and
children.
Many women and
children, however,
have
perished.
Whenthe Carpathia reached the
Ill-fated
vessel
no
sign
of
life
wae
to
ba eaeo
anywhere,
the
mountainous
ocean swells
giving
mute evidence to the ttaawdBM
disaster.
Earlyreports
Mated
that
all
the
passengers
and the aw of the
Tltaal*
te6
been taken
off
by the
Allan liners Virginian
and the
Parisian,
and the
Caraatnta,
but
wireless
messages
received here to-night
discredit thca«
reports
in
evwr
detail.That the
sinklnc.
"f the Titanic was witnessed
from
the bridge of the
Carpathla,
which
was
leading
the Parisian and the
Vitsinian
to the
rescue,
la
believed
her*
to-night.
That the vessel was
seen
through
the classes of
the,
Carpathla's
cap-
tain
to be
afloat
isregarded
aa the
aouree
.if
theye
early
encouraging
reports.
NONE
LIVES
TO TELL THE TALE.
Xo
hope
is
held
out at
the
offices
of the
U'hitc
Star
line
that
any man oa
boarA
has
survived
to
tell
the
story
or the
final
sinking
of the
levathan.
although
eooM
of
the
women
In the
boats
may
have
witnessed the
finking.
Only by a
mirttele.
It
la pointed
out.
could
any
person
who
ctoud
by the
ship
eacape
the
great vaaael'*
powerfulsuction
us she
sank
to the bottom.
The Titanic
r.a.rried
the most
notable,
list
of
passengers
ever
borne
Al!antla\by one
veisol.
Home coming
American
touristsarramjed
their
waeks ago so as to ride the new wonder of the
seaa
on her maiden
voyaga.To-nlght's
diapetchea
state
that the Titanic went down at
2.JB
o'olack tM*
i
Ing.
The
delay
in the
transmission
of the newi
Is
attributed to the
tact
th.
dUrpatches have
been
subjectto
difficult
tetays.
The
collision
of the
Titanic
with
an
Iceberg is
now
known
to
na.v»
head-on
crash that occurred
while
the
Mner
was
proceeding
at little l«a*
tJuta
h*r
best
speed,
."-he
was a day
Ahead
of her
schedule,
and It It
considered
that
an
attempt
to make a record-breaking
voyag-i
wu
the hope of
her
when she
entered
the Ice
field.
Her
forward plates
\vere
completely
wrecked, a caplng wound opening
below
bar
water
line
and lettinc the
water
into lier
forwaid
compartments.
In
the
meantime
the
lifeboats
were
manned
and Into
them
*crn placed
a*
raanp
of
the
women
and
rl-iMien
:is
they could
hold.
These
hoats
were put'
off
wkltathere
xva*
yet
.u>,me
hope of holding the
Titanic
afloat
until
her
wireless
me**agee)
could
hriiiK
lielp.
POTS BRIDE
ABOARD
LIFEBOAT.
l.:i-e- :nid mme
r
mnpi ehenslve
mfssaees
tell
of
rre-itbravery
on th»
part
ol
the men
|iaf.'enseri>.
There was
a
minimum
of disorder. John
Jacob Astor.
wko
with
his hrlde was
returnjng
from their
long
honeymoon abroad, saw
hi*
krM*
placed
In
a
lifeboat
and
safely
away.
Colonel
Astor
waa
drowned.The
work
of
getting
the
lifeboats
away, the
work
of allaying the fears of
th*
great
crowd
of passenger* as much as
nos-ible. the work
of keeping the pump* inoperation
and the engines
throbbing— th»tasks
and
countless others were
directed
by Captain
Smith, tlie
venerable commtnder of the
Titanic,
who before
his
ap-
pointment was the commander of the
Olympic.
He
displayed
almost superhumanpower
of
mind
amiI
idy
Inthf
world's mo-t
horriMe
»e»
disaster.
A
wlieless
menage
from
the
Virginian
states
that the.
occupants of the
email
boats
which
she
picked
up ha\e been
transferred
to the
Carpavnia, which
ie
pro-
ceeding to
New
York.
The
Titanic struck Ihe
iceberg
ar
193
la«l
nlg'ii
and
fourfflered
lessthan fourhours later.
At
daybreaktheCarpathla
arrived
onthe
ecefle
and her
pa*peng*r*
and
crew
beheld only
the
small
boats
witnthenpreciousnuman
cargoesand •
dismal scene
of
wreckage.
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