The Titanic Disaster according to the Almonte Gazette

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April 28 1912- Almonte Gazette

 

The Cunarder Carpathia came into New York port last Thursday night with the lirst direct news of the loss of the White Star Liner Titanic. – The great liner went down with all but 74o of her human cargo of 2,340 souls. One woman died later in the lifeboats, which were put off from the liner’s side, and five other persons subsequently succumbed on the Carpathia.

The list of prominent men missing stands as previously reported, and the total death list brought to port by the Carpathia is 1 ,601. Accounts disagree widely as to the scene on board. Some maintain that a comparative calm prevailed; others say wild disorder broke out and that there was a maniacal struggle for the life boats. That the liner struck an…

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