Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 4, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 4, 1873 Page 3
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THE WRECK! Further Particulars of the At - - ... _ ] I . .. .. lMge p^tty." iiU-.' A;T A etmcm uonea lot. MIm .Hundred andJFlft^iy; ends ?b Board it Qfl tens town. SAVED 390 ? LOST 062. The Selene at Prospect Af ter the Disaster. 0H0UL8 AMONG THE DEAD. ?r? M T>?* Humanity and Barbarism Striv ing for t he Mastery** SURVIVORS EN ROUTE 10 PORTLAND. Statements of the Quartermas ters and Others. IN THE GRIP OF THE WAVES. Two Hundred Persons Crushed to Death by the Ship's Boom. A BRUTAL, MUTINOUS CREW. Having* ia the Lifeboati When the SUatter Was Sinking. / ? , LATEST FROM THE WfcECK. A* laretfti patios by the B??d of Trade to Begin To-Daj. Halipax, N. S., April 8, lb?3. t The15aiamlty spon the ceast to the White star ?team?r Allan Uc continues as occasion profound lenatlon and sorrow. Toe survivors were billeted Aboot among ^tbe public homes and made as com Wtable aa possible. At an early hour in the morn log wagons leaded with cottlua were seen proceed ing to the vicinity of the wreck; at the same time trough coffin-shaped hexes were being placed on "Board a schooner at the -CunarU wharf, as well as luMr sod oarpenten to make more of them on '?Ike passage and at the fetal scene. Tub FUST investigation? time made on the; BASSAOB. A slight preliminary examination has been hel l *s to fee canse of tho disaster, but nothing of con sequence was oMoltsd. There is bo doubt, Bow ever, according to - the statemsnts of the officers sod passengers, that the Atlantic was not properly eoaied for the voyage at this season. Her passage was not tempestn'oss. She made 900 miles in the ?rat three days, -dales were encountered on the 25th ?ad 26th which lowered her speed to 196 Jtnd-118, bat on the 27th she made 244 miles; 28th, us miles; 80th, 235 miles; 81st, 204 miles, and on Monday, a calm day, but lee miles. Tha ship had then passed Ball/ax, out, having on board only 190 tons of coal, was put back. It4s evident that she was pst to sea. some Ave hundred tons of coal short. Captain Wil liams is reticent in regard to his reckoning : be bad? never been to Halifax before. U Is certain, bow*' ever, that he was twenty miles nearer land than, he supposed, and his allowance for the westerly current could not have been oorrect. The sum and the stars showed eight, but the ship, with the wind .abeam and aft, was evidently too qulek for the calculation. TBI POVBBATION FOB THE CALAMITY lies in insuttetemt coaling and a miscalculation, . and, perhaps, some incompetency upon the part of the watch on deck; but Mr. Metcalf has to, settle that before a Higher Power, and more than five hundred souls ars . there to respond. As I have before stated, captsJs Williams is silent upon the xolMmportant point, as to his reckoning. All agree, ^However, that ho . was a hero in the supreme ^aaossint, and sny one would believe it who could Tbave board his .heartbroken, sobbing . ac 'cents. "My God, .if i could only havo W tved a woman or child; the memory W that girl elimbicg about my neck \and becee ching me to ?e*e her will hanat me to <my own grave." Captain Williams, nevertheless, ^wss worthy of the nsae of his illustrious prototype W the Gneiss. He stood by his ship until the last Nasal was saved, or till safety was rendered lofceeioteiy-oure. I CAUina FOB TUB 8UB.VTVOKS. > TBe survivors that reached the city last evening tw< v? taken .in core by 8. canard * Co., and made tw0 comfortable as possible m the various public imosee about the city. They were.properly refitted n ?t.n clothing, and were sent on their way west ?i wv.1 at nine .o'clock in the evening, per steamer Fai laouOJ, to Portland. As many of the saloonvpos seBi^ow w chose also went by the same vessel. ^CQKFIBS FOB THS CNrOBrUNATB BEAD. captOAn Williams with the steam tng Henry Soever. tiMMog in tew the steamer Amator, started or the s^ooe of the wreck with 160 coffins. Mr. fMsckwaldVceeded with the Captain. He will re mala untifiaU the bodies or the saloon psssengers who were hisiwcompaniona may be recovered. He ordered metalile coffins for the bodies or the ^snioon passengers, who are to be conveycd to the fctates. A.VONO TBS DB AD? HB A BTBENDTNO 8IOBT8. ' The sct^ae at Meagher's Island to-day was very sad. At six o'clock this evening bodies that bad been recovered were laid in rows along the sloping ledge, sod it nuiulred a strong nerve to wslk among them sod not succumb t<f tesrs. There were mothers and utile children, strong men staring sightless, their eyes protrudldg and flroth issu ing from their mouths. Little children were there, braised and bloody, bat witAyhat sweet ?vnreiSJOtwWoB, strange s? it may teW > ww e# tWw dnfti. The body of Mr. Hewitt, of thotmpwf MIA Co., hi New York, wia rccog nlaed among the recovered. aioou nuiniM rn cobpshb. Kin, very <0 pay that thn D04M we* pillaged after they washed aahotf aid were then turned adrift again. Xn emigrant with ttL**. !?TOTJ,,niB m y.'Mv -???-* | ??*??** rf- & ^T-.- >-^L sewed In tua test was found, and ail of tftera cnt oat. The Kjbber o(^be dead waa apprehended by the ? large trench la being dog, in which the bodiee of tbe fhbr unclaimed win be pot to rest. ^ Ifee TIT la rapidly going t# pieeefl; ahe la broken quite in two, and the Wreokers are at work on ber. fs trUil" WUMMW will return from the wreak m tne morning, wben a> formal ooart of lnreatlgatloa will be held by the Board of Trade w?d Under writers. ran eumtn at rnoarncr fBenanAV hobbiho. Tbo weather had been goaty ?? Wednesday af ternoon, and towarda eight o'clock at night became ?mte atomy, the wind blowing dead on shore, and, according to the loeal authorises, working woe to the wreck. When day dawned this morning the atom had wiled, and the watera of Prospect har porwerecaiB^nBd amoolh aa glass. A boat was fSedfrifi gi*d w convey the ^towjiewB seekers first to the mill of death, and. secondly, to the spot where the nroken and dismembered At lantic Ues. Ab the skiff shot round the pomta and passed among the numerous islets and rocky masses that stod the coast there were glimpses obtained o; the wrecking fleet, comprising schoon ers and tugs beyond number. Bow boats, manned by hardy flauermen, that sped full quick to the spot, ' where were already made Oat more than one, whose equipment of grappling Irons, drags and ropea told the mission on which its crew wh bent. The curiosity of yoor correspondent was now roused to the highest pitch; and every rook face, every grass slope, every earth terrace was scanned, in the hope of discovering the first traces of the dead harvest of the aea. A alow ascent of a deep dcclivlty, marked by huge pro jecting granite masses; a glance at the distant breakers, seen irom the top of the rock; then, on turning a vast block of stone, the visitor gasped for breath, aa at his very feet, still, stark and cohl, with glassy eyes opened oat to widest extent and gazing up, lay in rows what not many hours before had been haman beings. ? APFSARANUB OF THB DBAS, A feeling deeper than reverential awe, a sens* tion aa might be experienced by one standing en the threshold of death, eMUed to the very marrow the bones of the looker-on, and tt was with alow step and hall-averted glanoe that the gleaner ?of news approached this solemn assembly. Then what a eight met the eye t There, en the brow of that rocky island partly on the stone, partly ou the grassy earth, wet with last night's rain and oat up by brown patches or moats lay the aged and the job*, tbentrong and the feeble, equalised at last by ' the blew that fell so suddenly on them. Ayl man, woman and child had been alike swallowed up by the greedy deep. Bide by side lay they, some or whpse faces bore the imprint of that peace so muth spoken of; ethers were set ?jbo lutely.-aa 11 the last thought of the living creature had been dnty ; and others again revealed nothing of the Qn*i emotions tnat must have crowded the lew fast jifrHPing minutes that elapsed ere eternity opeticd/up before *hem. P1CPUBE or THB COBPSES. The .dead lay in all "positions, too? half reenm btnt, stiffened by death, and Icy cold; wildly agitated, aa If the struggle had been long and bit ter:- easy and natural, making one almost believe that no or agony had been suffered by the departed ; defensive, as if reststlug the buffeting of the mad dened waves on the horrid still night on the bare t cuns; in all stages of press, from the well to-do emigrant with his clothes ail on, evidencing bis habits, to the weary sailor just relieved from bis watch, who had tamed In, clad in wet gar ? ments ; women, whose dresses had been torn to i rage by the action of the breakers ; children as they j might have been In their beds? bat one and all - carefUU? and reverentially covered wnere mutlla ' tlons disfigured the form, lor, alas ! the work or res oue needs a bold and unscrupulous hand, and the floating body mast be gaffed as it washes by, and, ;no matter where the aharp hook strikes, whether t on face or neck or body, it cuts and "tears frlght ? folly. Some corpses had been so terribly lacerated that sail cloth had been used to cover up the fea I tures and limbs which love itself cook! no longer . recognize. Hands, arms, feet and legs that were -bare were seen around, and all were bleached and shrunken horribly. DKATH AFPEAR8 I.IKE UPB. Paces-were discolored and blotched zed, green yea. all manner oT hideous colors; . and, again, there were those lair and rosy as In life. Gazing upon sacie or these forms one would have sworn they slept, and so strong was the illnalon that In stepping by them tbfe step was light, for fear of waking those who never will wake until tbo sound of the "last trump." In this awfol array of one hundred and ten bodies? ail that were discovered up to twelve o'clock? two feces struck the beholder with undisguised horror; one, that of .a man, whose outstretched arms lont additional force to the wild expression of the widely distended eyes. Those glared so Intensely that their flxed look of despair was a force unequalled by any save that or a female body, and then, Indeed, was the agony of death met angrily, fiercely, furiously, depicted with startling vividness on rigid lineaments and flrm eet features. POSITION OP THB WBECK. Leaving this grievous sight and taking boat once more, tho visitor was landed on the narrow neck of Mar's Island, and traversing rapidly came foil in sight of the wreck Itseir, nearly covered by the breaking sens that washed constantly over it. On Golden Rule Rock itseir a portion or the bows ol the lll-feted steamer still showed above the snrr, and directly in rront or the spectator the masts projected rrom that portion ot. the hall which has apparently slid back rrom the reck. THE 0IBB18 ON THB BOCK. At Golden Rulf Rock, on which the ship struck, boats innumerable were cruising around the feUen monster, not daring, however, to approach too closely, for fear of the rnah of the waters. The shore was thickly strewn with ddbrls? planks, masts, beams, yards, staves, boxes, coops, broken boats, oars, ropes, skylight frames and all the strange objects cast up from the Man ol the Ocean. The rock was crowded by m?n anxious to secure a share of the huge quantity or lumber that was being oontloually washed np. United with Swedish and Danish letters were yonng fruit sap lings, defaced photographs, Iron bolts and frag ments or books in different languages. But the sea ran too high to permit tne employ ment of divers or the approach to the sunken hall, and the various crafts basted them selves securing the heaving main in aearch of bodies and floating cargo. As soon as the weather moderates steps will be taken to save what can be saved of the cargo. BODIBfl BBOOVBHBD UP TO FOCE O'CLOCK. Up to iour o'clock this afternoon about one hun dred an 4 eight; bodies had been recoved. THE JOBBW MUTINOUS AND ROB THB DBAD. The oncers who were saved went back to the wreck to-d^v. Stories or the dead having been plundered ami abused are rife, and are much ex aggerated ; bat Jhere la no donbt that some of tho crew, who wore a\bad lot, robbed all they could, but the presence o.\ the fishermen prevented their doing so to any gi 'eat extent. Some or the crew were insubordinate i>yond the control or the offi cers during the voyage. v Magistrates are m cha.'ge or affairs at Prospect, and the most perfect order* prevails. The steamer Pelmootn sa/'sd to-night for Port land, taking 304 of the passengers from the Atlantic. Mr. D. Marewald'i Halifax Hotel, Halifax, .April 3, 1873. To thb Emroa of tbb Hbrai.o:? say to the fttends and relations or t>? unrorta aate cabin hi 9* Meaner AUaM?ti? thai I, a cabin passenger. will remain by the wreck to recognise U>e different joet. onea u they oome ashore, and will see to H that ??J property oared for. I have an undertaker going *7^ the wreck with plenty of boze% and the bodies wi.. be eared Mr. We have the body of Mrs. C. M. Plsher, of England ; also that of W* Merrltt, o( Hew York. 1 think there is greet hope efrec ^ver ug w u. Jonn H. Pride el lew YoirV 'niso Mr. and Mrs. Merrltt n?d Miss Bcrymser, also ef New York. tbea tup wreck waa a terrible sight. Hundreds perished with eoki. The paseengere and crew acted nobly. It wat _ .. iMHftm* H ?m i worn*, for within a lew moments after we strnek the ship careened and. tttrew those oa the decks into the sea, and those only were saved who jumped quickly into the rigging. One er two women from the steerage who were In the rigging eerlshed with cold. Many ef those saved are suffering with cuts and braises, bnt all are being properly cared for. if it waa not for i TBI BRAVB KlSHgKMXN, who came to our rescue, every #oul would have been loot, for after we had straggled and made the rocks and afterwarda the main land, we sorely would have perished with cold bnt for their houses that sheltered us. Their wives and dauguters found as plenty of blanketa and warm clothes, and furnished us with food and drink. The most that we regret Is that it was impossible to save a woman. 1 wUi be happy to lurnlsh information to friends and relatives, . P. D. M ARCWAUP, Cabin Passenger. Statement of ^irtM?srt?r Tfcomas. Robert Thomas, the quartermaster says: "At two o'clock I went upon the bridge with the second officer, Mr. Metcalf, and tehl him not to stand Into the land so, as the ship had run her distance to make the Bambro Light from my calculations. He tola me that Iwas neither captain nor mate. I then wont to the fourth officer (Brown), and asked him If 1 Bhoni'J go on the main yard* as he would not see land uutil he struck on It. lie told me ttot It no use tor me to go up. I then relieved tlie man at the wheel, and at a :? o'clock the second officer told the captain, who was reposing In the chart room, that the weather was getting thick. The second officer went outside of the chart room. The man on the look out called out, "IC* AHBADj" They were among the Ice, and shortly after the ship struck. Tha time was fifteen minutes after three. I put the helm hard starboard and reversed the enginea full speed astern. I left the wheel house and went to the alter wheel house and got the axes ont and distributed them, for the purpose of cutting away the gear about the boot*. A little boy and his mother, named Mnnney, both steer age passengers) with her brother, AUVed Munnoy, all from London, were lost. She onl.ee to me after nho came ont of the after stto^ge and said to me, "Robert, where are you?'t 1 said. "1 am here." She said, "Save met'1 I took the mother and child on the saloon deck and told her to stay there until I could get the boats oiear to put her and the boy into. The , ship suddenly listed over and they lost their hold on the rail and were swept overboard and, sunk to rise no more. I think they have some frlenda or relations at Yonkers, Westchester county, j N. V,, aa i received an address to the above efltedt the night before. William Pnrdy, quartermaster, was the first who attempted to swim ashore, bnt when going he said, "Goodby, Thomas; will you come with mef" I replied that 1 wanted ' te save the boy and his mother. Then 1 saw/that the boy and mother were swept away. 1 swam on shore, and whoa * I landed on the rock a passenger called out, '"Save me," which 1 did. 1 traversed from rock to, Wet, falling sometimes from exhaustion, with ttyts man with me, until I found THE SIGNAL PORT, a place Which the fishermen hav&^te "lookout and signalize boats. 1 then called oat for help. Two old men and a boy cam* to our anslstnnce, and I wentto the house with them and procured a line, and then retraced my steps to the beach, where 1 saw a let ef passengers and crew upon thr rock. Speak man, the quartermaster, swam towards me with a line from the rock, and 1 hove my line and caught httn and pulled him ashore. Aa soon as I had done so we hauled in tbe line which he had from f he rock and made fast the end of wy line to It, so- as to make it stronger. As noon as 1 got the line tnade fast I told those who were on the rock to come on ashore one by one, aa'l would save them. TUB FinST MAN SAVKD in this way I do not know, but the second one was Mr. Brady, the third officer; -I saved In this man ner about seventy, as new as I can remember. In some Instances, as the Une was some distance overhead and the persons too exhausted, I had to reach down and poll them up ; some I had to go Into the water, which was out of my depth, for, with a line around my waist. In these cases the two old men would drag me and the man I rescued ashore. I remained there from four o'clock till nine, when J fell down through ex haustion. One of the stewards and somebody else cade and relieved me, and I was carried away to a house where I was kindly cared for. As soon as I recovered sufficient strength, I was conveyed in a boat to the mainland, and went to Mr. Ryan's, the magistrate, where I was kindly treated and ^attended to, as I had the cramp. The Chief Steward and another man, who threw his arms aronnd the steward's neck when coming ashore on the rope, were drowned at my feet. The reason that I could not render assistance In this case was that the two old men went away with a man that I bad rescued, as they feared he would perish; therefore there was no one present to haul me ashore If 1 had jumped off tbe rocks after them. Quartermaster Hkylancc'i Statement. Qnartermaster Charles Ray lance says:? About twenty minutes past three o'clock I hove the (ok, and toe ship at that time was going at the rate of twelve knots per hour. 1 went Into the aft wheel house and was looking through one of the win dows, when I fancied I saw breakers on the starboard side. I then ran forward to the lookout man on ibe bridge, and I asked him if he did not .think there were breakers on the starboard aide. Be reported to the second oncer, who telegraphed to the engine room to reverse the engines mil speed astern. We both then jumped off tbe bridge together on to the deck. Then he gave me orders to call all hands on deck. I ran lerward and burst the quartermaster** room 4>pen with my foot, and all of them, three in number, got out .through the panel of the door. Then I and one of them went art and got ont the rockets and flred about eight, when the rookst box rolled away from ua. The Captain gave orders to get the boats clear and save the passengers. I and the Captain went to No. 3 boat and were getting her clear when he asked me if the plugs were in her; I told him they were not. Aa the passengers were huddled togetb er in the bottom of the boat, crying, I COULD mot orr tbb plcus in. The Captain then passed the order around for every one to look after himself. I, with tha Cap* tain and a pasaenger, got into the main rigging and stopped there. The ship had previously keeled over and I heard the Captain ask if any quartermasters were in the rigging. I answered yes, here is one. I then went up aloft by the maintopmast rigging, as tbe Captain gave me orders to unreave the sig nal halyards to heave ashore. When I get up aloft the maintopsail brace was carried away, and I bad to come down again. At that time the lines were ashore, and I assisted the Captain In getting to the lorward rigging. Tbe Captain and I cut the fore brace and passed It to Mr. Brown, fourth officer, who sent it on and passed it ashore by one of tbe other lines. By this time passengers were OOINO ASHOBB BY TBE BOPB8, and the Captain gave orders for the passengers to jump and do tbe best they ceuld for themselves. Tuen 1 beard Quartermaster Thomas sing oui, "Stay where you are ; a boat is coming to your assistance." Therefore orders were given for the passengers and crew to stay where they were. When the boat did come, the sea running high, tbe boat coold not render us any assistance, and the Captain therefore told the passengers to get ashore by the line, which they did. During this time two large boats were being launched, ftbjcjf west to the rock, *ad were taking pmew gen off the rock to Uie Island. The Caput* Bee mg this, told tM boats* crews that those m the rig ging were in the most imminent danger, more *o than those on the roe*, and to come and take tfeem off Irst, and fee offered theM?MO for every b?J?t load they would rescue. The boat* then came tff the ship and took the passengers from the rfegtng first. Jtheq went myself, and one of the sailors carried me, as*!* ?y?filfi *? one of the houses, where 1 was treated WGJt TOB ONLY StmVITINO YOUTH* The only youth saved from tfee wreck makes the tallowing statement:? My name is John Htnley. I am aboat twelve years of age. 1 got on board the Atlantic at Liverpool, with my mother, father and yoang brother. We all belonged *to Ashton, LanoMtUre. The first thing worth mentioning that he knew of waa that he was asleep In his berth wnen a grfft atfae awakened him, although he did not hear ny voices. There seemed to be a great rash, ana fee stumbled out of bed and into the crowd. The greater portion passed him, but he saw six men crowding into a top berth In the upper steerage, and he followed them. One of the men broke through a window and got out, and the boy did the same, one kind hearted indi vidual pushing him through before he bad made the egress himself. Once outside be HBU> ON BY TM R0PK8 until himself and his oompantona were reaeued by the life boat. What became of his parents and hrotber he did not know, bnt la certain that they were drowned. The family were on their way to New York at the invitation of two married daugh ters settled there. thb cut a nan lot. The crew was one of the hardest that was %ver gathered in any vessel. They were picked up about the Liverpool wharves and docks, ana it was With the greatest difficulty that they were kept under control during the voyage. The' storekeeper says that one or them made an attempt to snatch his watch and chain one nigh*., but was foiled. On another occasion, durinr storm of the 36th March, he states that soo^, ^ ^he orew attempted to break Into the spli";, roctn, and it was for a while feared that fov^ wiyu'i,i have io be used to prevent them. When the boata from the shore to rescuo the survivors the sailors repeatedly pushed the paBBP'agers aside or knocked them down -and jumped 'into the boats themselves. * Two Hundred Persons Crashed to Death? t errible Incidents. Some of the incidents of the disaster, as relate^ the survivors, are harrowing. Atone Wme '"during the weary watch before dawn the faTe boom broke loose from Its fastenings, and 'swinging around, instantly crushed to death about two hundred persons who wore gathered on the house on deck; Several passengers ore reported to have been drowned by life boats which, not being property managed, overturned and drowned the unfoi-tanates before assistance could be rendered. 8osm or them who had llfc-buoya and endeavored tevreach the rook by means of the line from the vessel, not having them properly adjusted, but on '"tbe lower part of their bodies, were floating with ' their heads down, and in this way many wore drowned before reaching tne rock. Oue young man, with no clothing save a shirt and vest, and two ltfe-lmoys fastened aroand his body, leaped into the water and attempted to reach the rock. The passengers who give the statement say they endeavored to dissuade him from the attempt, but he persisted, and when finally they were rescued and landed on shore, the body of the young man who perlsned in his at tempt was the first they saw, aud the life-buoys were -still on the body. A SAD CASK. Among the passengers was a native of tbe old oonntry who bad been In the United states for some time, and had lately returned to England to ?bring his wiie and family of five children to the home he had provided for them in the new world. They were on board the ilMat<td Atlantic, ?ud father, motner and children all perished. Several of the passengers who were landed from the steamer Delta yesterday were considerably bruised about the body and lower limbs. One man had both legs broken and others were so sore from being knocked against the rocks that they were scarcely able to stand. Three or four had to be sent to the hospital last night. ran jam in th* ga now at. The survivors say It was a fearful sight to wit ness the manner in which many of the unfortunate persons met their death. Unable to reach the deck, in consequence of the jam in the gangway, several rushed through the porthole, only to l>e seized In the Icy grasp of the merciless waves and dashed to death against the sides of the ship. The First Money Aid. To-day the Archbishop of Halliax received the following from Mr. T. A. Vyse, Jr., of New York Draw upon me for ?100, and expend the same among the survivors of the Atlantic. T. A. VYSE, Jr., 631 Broadway. Happily the generous sum offered by Mr. Vyse will not be required, as the passengers desire nothing at present but to be speedily forwarded to their destinations. EEPOET FROM LONDON. The Nanktr of Souls On Board OH2 la All? Their Nationalities? BOO Booked at Cork. London, April a, 1873. The steamship Atlantic was insured witn London companies for $150,000. There were Too steerage passengers on the ill fated vessel. The passengers and crew of the Atlantic as she sailed from Liverpool were classified us follows English.? Out hundred and ninety-eight men, seventy-four women, twenty-eight male children and twenty-one female children. Scotch.? Seven men and rour women. rrtih. ? Forty-three men, eighteen women and three children. Ottur Nationalitl-eg.?One hundred and fifty adult males, thirty-two women, nineteen male children and eighteen lemale children. TBI QCBBN8TOWN MIGRANTS. A large number of emigrants embarked at Queenstewn, making the total number of souls upon the steamer when she sailed from that port 062. Of the passengers 200 were booked from Cork and five from Plymouth. Great anxiety exists in those places as to their fate. The Disaster Dlsenssed In the Dominion Parliament? An investigation Ordered. UTTAWA, April 3, 1878. In Parliament last night a discussion took place with reference to the Atlantic disaster, when it was stated that the government had ordered a searching investigation. An appropriation was made during the last ses sion of Parliament for the erectien of a lighthouse at the point where the accident occurred, and it was deeply regretted it wu not ready in time to have prevented the disaster. REPORT FROM PORTLAND. Transportation for the SnrriTors? Opinions of teamen on the Cause of the Calamity. PORTLAND, Me., April 3, 1878. Captain John H. COyfe President of the New England and Nova scofla Steamship Company, states that the company have abandoned their in tention of bringing the survjvyra ?( tbe wreck of I the Atlantic to Portland by the steam ships Chase and Falmouth. Contract* are being negotiated whereby 400 of the rescued will leave Haiirax at nine o'clock to-night, on the steamship Paiffioutb, arriving here to. morrow night at twelve o'clock, and then proceed ing immediately to Boston, via the Eastern Bailroad. from Boston those who desire can go to New York by the ffl??PlDg trains, arriving Saturday night, but the larger forlwfu proWbfy till night and proceed via the Fall River steamboat, reaching New York Sunday morning. Captain Coyle, who Is an old and experienced navigator, saya the cause of the disaster was the strong tides and easterly gales which prevail off the Nova tootiacoast. "It is a hard voyage at ?f It." flf paid: "JHf fftr'll jru#h ?f water lovtrti Me Bay at Ponday frequently put ? vessels oat of t&cir coarse, and tbla one has Jailed to get back again ; that la all there ia to u.'* Beverai of the officers of the Allan use of eeeon steamers with whom I have conversed expressed a similar opinion, bat they are load la their condem nation of tne want of foresight which desired the AUftptlc without a plentiful supply of coal. TgS LOST AND 8AVBD. CaUa *mt. rmALKS. Barker, Miss Agnes, of New York. Brvdie, Miss, of Chisago. Davidson, Mrs., of London. Davidson, Miss, of London. Pisnor, Mrs. C. of Ver&oftt Merrltl, Mrs. W. H s,f Jievr York. Merrttt, MlMkarj K., of New York. Rose, tlt6 Hisses (two), ol New York. Bcrymser, Miss Annie, of New York. Biieat, Mrs. w. J. (and infant), of Nevada. Total females lest? IL ?1U ML Fisher, Cyras M? of Vermont. Hewitt, Henry F., of Now York. Kr tiger, H. A., Of New York. MerritL w. II;, of New Yor*. Price. James H., of New Yofk. Sneat, w. J., of Nevada. Bheat, w. B., of Nevada. Runiner, Albert J., of Bridgeport Wellington, H. M., of Boston. Total malea loot ? o. Cskln PaM?ng?ri Ravad Allen, ChArles W. Brandt, Nicholas. Brown, James. Carnack, Blmon. Gardner, w., of London. llirsch, P. Jones, Spencer. Jugla, Adolph. y Kinaue, Daniel, of. otfrfngieul. WjWcwalU Pre^mall,'u ol New *ota. 5????"5 ^ B?, of Detroit. Viok, ?? or Wilmington, N. C. loi'^i 13, ' M"??rtir?. John M. Brlndley aqd Lewis Levlnson, ..no have been announced 04 &iiioiik the lost, were not on board the Atlantic at the time or the disas ter. They lelt Liverpool as <-at>lu passengers on the steamer, bat debarked, when she stopped at queen* town. A Miss Haw Our also lclV the vessel at'that port. Steerage Puitngcri Saved. Anderson, C., Anderson, Christopher, Anderson, R.. Anderson, John, Anderson, M., Anderson, Mr.. Anderson, 0. R., Anderson, Otto, Anderson, Peter, Raglau, Patrick, Barron, WlUlam,

Bartzeron, A., Bateman, James, Bask run, James, Bcenng. Thomas, BcntrosmuBOn, Mr., Beten, Gustavo, Bernden, llans, Bier, A., Bishop, Alfred, Bianter, Win., Black, Thos., Black, Ceo. Booth, Thomas, Booth, William, Unuuiui, Alt red, Brigelseii, August, Burkmuu, John, Burns, Benjamin, Burns, Michacl, Cameron, Alex., CarlBen, John. Carinody, Michael, Carroll, Joseph, Carrol), P., carter, Robert, Chanson, C. M. H., Chaplain, Thomas, Christcaum. Mr., Classticht, Clause, Coates, (?., Collins, Michael, Colsun, Theodore, Couuolly, Thomas, Connolly, Patrick, Cornelius, C., Cornwall, E., Cosgrove, Patrick, Coughlin, William, Coy 10, Murtin, Crlsmcrait. Chris., Culay, Thos., Cunningham, Michael, Cunningham, Thomas, Cunningham, William, Curling, Christian, Dalton, John, Dey, licury, Seer, Johannes, Devlin, Arthur, Dtnotoc, John, Dolierty, Edmund, Donnelly, John, Donnelly, Owen, Doran, James, Dbndler, W., Doyle, Edward, Doyle, James, Doyle, Johu, Drlscoli, Cornelius, Drumbuski, Frederick, Dunn, P., Egan, Edmund, , EHmger, Einile, Elly, John C., Elflske, A., Ertckson, Marcus, Esmelseu, E., Farrell, Thomas, Piggins, Kdward, Fiannagau, James, Fllnn, Simon, Foley, James, Folk, Mr.. From, John, Fungo, John, Gayner, Edmund, George, Richard, (ilovuni, Ailiarte, (Handheld. William, GOOdall, Henry, Gracefod, Patrick, Ureener, M., Groom, Charles, Gundersen, otunond, Gustave, A., Custave, John, llammcll, Stephen, liunay, Michael, Handley, John, Hannon, Patrick, Hanson, A., Hanson, Harris, Hanson, O. P.. Hanson, P. M., llauterson, Peter, Hargeven, Pierre, Haveley, Charles, llavrk, William, Hay, William, Hay man, William, Hayman, W. H., Henry, James, Hessel, Johu, Holland, John, Howlett, Robert, HulL C., Huglies, Hugh, Huxley, Andrew, lngelson, s., iMuac.HOII, C. A.. Jackson, John D., | Jacobs, Henry, JarviH, Thomas, ' Johnson, Charles, I Johnson, J. H.f ! Johnson J. M., Johnson N. E., Jobrausen, J. A.. Jones, Arthur, Jvaes, Henry,' Janes, Jonn K., Jones Robert R., Kulfon. M., Kelly, Joseph, Kelly. Micuael, K' lly, F., Kelly, William, No. 1, Kelly. William, No. 2, Keskl, G., Keves, Thomas. Kohn, Frederick W., Lamer John, Luwson, E. B., I.eadun, Hampton, Learner, John, Lee, Rudolph, Lepper, James, Leiper, William, Levert, Peter, Lophain, William, L?we, John, Lacas, James, Lucas, Johu, Lunsem, B. McAllister, James, McCabe, Charles, McCarthy, Terrence, McCuppen, Thomas, McGrath, James, Mcfirath, John, McGrath, Patrick, McKay, Peter, McLatchey, Joseph, McMann, John, McNamara, John, Makerbam, John, Maione. William, Marnier, John, Manning, Thamas, MedcalC Thomas, Mciiley, Henry, Me rlo, M., MDey, Albert, Meyer, James, Meyer, Victor, Mills, Edward. Moirat, Thomas, Meore, Daniel, Moore, Patrick, Mormon, Peter, Morris, Charles, Mung, John, Murphy, John, Murphy, Thomas, Neal, Jeremiah, Neilaon, Neal, Neilaon, oiaf, Ncilson, O. M.. Nelison, W.. Nelson, Nesbitt.Alehard, O'Coautr, Patrick, O'Ney, Hugh, U'SnUivau, Tim. J.? Owen. John, Parker, George, Parker, William, Pur nan, Alexander, Parsons, Henry, Parsons, Neil, Partigncrisen, Oiaf, Patterson, John, Peck, Benjamin, Peterson, Chris. M., Pennon, Martin, Peters, J. A., Peters, Julia* Peterson, E., Peterson, K. R., Potter, Fredenokr Prait, James, Pratt, Thomas, Pritcher, R. E., Fugn, Evan, Uuinn, John, Rat>y, Frederick, Hedfon, Thomas, Rodney, Thomas, Kelliy, Patrick, Reillj , Peter, Reynolds, Richard, Richards, John, Rirt, Thomas, Reedly, Daniel, Rilaad, Peter, * Rogers, Peter, ? Roland, William, Ronack, James, . Russell, George, ' Ryan, James, Mattery. Patrick, Sampson, Patrick, Scanlan, Cornelius, Scnelby, Daniel, Schmidt, Jaceb, Behuppal, William, f Schwartz, Andrew, Sell warts, John, Swartz, M., Schwartz, Michael, Seadon, Hampton, ? shammav, Henry tf., Shaw, William, Slilanzer, John, Shamir, Michael, Shult, William, Sinclair, Thomas, Sinover, Mitchell, Smidt, Jacob, Smith, ceorge, Smith, John. smith, Ralph, Smith, William, Svenson, R., Svensen, Mr., Svenson, 0., Svenson, E., Svenson, U., Staneliand, John, bteveruan, Johu, Saalkursou, Andrew. Sullivan, Cornelius, Sullivan, M., Sullivan, Mlohael (1), Sullivan, Michael m, Sullivan. Patlc., * Sulson, Neil, Sunsnm, B., Sussey, Peter, Succliffe, Patrick, Kviensk, John, Swanki, John, Tapman, John P., Taylor, John, Taylor, Richard, TeileiT, Joseph, Thomas, Robert, Thompson, k? Thompson, L. P., Thorn, Charles, Tolaard, Daniel, Trevereaux, i'homas, Tye, Edmund, Tyonariser, William, I'ii son, Peter, Ulston, J., Valentine, William, Vollske, Alfred, Wade, William (l), Wade, William U), Wadley, Jo.'in, Wallam. William, Walsh, Daniel, Walsh, James, Warden, James, Wareham, Jehu, Wenser, Charles, Wavdon, Frederick, Williams, Frauds, Williamson, Johu, Wilson, Thomas, Wood, Robert, Wood, William, Worthington, William, Wreckenourg, John, Wren, John, Zinck, Dubler. McAdam, Peter, Number of steerage passengers saved, 312. 04*?n and , Jam oh Aunew Williams, 1 C&l>?Aili ' ! J. W. Frith, first offleer; Cor. Brady, third officer; | J. Brown, fourth effleer; i Cuppalge, surgeon ; i ? - Key is nee, qusr'm'r; | Robt. Thomas, quar'm'r; Acton, B., I Atkins, Robert, ! Anderson, George, BaHlie, John, Burns. Peter, Bulger, J"hn. Cosurove, John, Choirs. George, Campbell, Walter, Connolly, Jamea, cummins, John, Dntri, Thwmas, Dunn, James, Dudley, Charles, Grew Savad. Irving. Robert, Kiety, Willlao, Kelly, John, Lane, Daniel, Lower, Alfred, Lindsay, Alexander, McFarlane, Robert, Montgomery, MattQSW, May, Samuel, Monaghan, J Ames, McNichol, Daniel, Mntyhy, John, McMnifcn, James, Mo (Tat, Fraak, Satthews, Patrick, Alioney, Daniel, ity?rs, Utgrgo, > Newton, Henry, Not ton, Alexander, Patterson, William, Payne, Robert, Rovaiaace. Charles, D*Ttwe, Joan, Davidson, D. 7 Donnellv, Walter, Evans, Patrick. Ivans. Patrick' Fredencison. /obi 8a,?r Hughes, wiiilam, Uannar, William, , Number of officers And crew saved, ae. Others of the crew are tared, but their aameeare yet unknown. The Second Officer, Henry Metcalfi the l*urser, Ambrose Worthing* on, aad Hugh Cbri* tie, steward, are certainly lest. **!22?l?gS?i 2&?S?l nxitn. irder, John, Sanders, George,' , Bunderlaud, Wnli?m Sheridan, John, Speak wan, John, Tap man, p., Tuck, Patrick, Walker, Robert H.. wilding, Arthur, Wilson, Thomas. Broaa, Margaret, Becdhun, Martha, Bengtsuen, Sueu, Bate man, Rosa, Broan, Bridget, Barry, Isabella, UeU, Alice, Cardln, Alice, Cardin, Margaret, Caasidy, Catharine, Crawford, Eliza, Carlson, Matilda B., Cook, Anne, Cook, Caroline, Carter, Anne, Crawford, Sarah a. (in* fant), Corrtgan, Margaret, Colien, Bridget, Dambrowakie, Annie, Doyle, Mary, Dunwoody, Jane W., Donovan, Mary, Engler, Eliza, Kngler, Dorothea, Rngler, Margaret, Kngler, Magdalen, Engler, CriHtlna (infant), Eredcnberg, Verona, Eredenberg, Rosfe, Plyno, Bridget, atzpatrick, Murv, etcher. Hannah, Ganger, Maria, Gustafsen, Jane, UostafBeu, Brugta, Gensdotter, Anna, Oljiter, Duetta. Golden, Jaue M., Jones, Maty, _ Johnson, Sophia, Jones, Sarah, Klats, Joanna, Kiulay, Eliza, Kllmore. Ellen, Klusat, Rosa, Lennon, Bridget, Largwy, Hannah. Larmon, Prudence, Lesper, Jane, Leeper, Emily, Lavan, Blddlp, Malfan, Bridget, bsmhssi* Murphy, Mary, Meyer, Augusta, Murray, Isabella, McKcon, Margaret, Mervan, Annie, McNally, Bridget, Moore, Bridget, Moore, Eliza, Newbaner. Rosena, Pearson, Elisabeth, Persdatter, Bengta, Paris, Alice, Poecard, Mary A., Power, Mary, Piers, Annie W. (infant), Bleb, Katharine, Rich, Honors, Rich, Verena, Rich. Maria, Slhgeld, Marie, Slbgeld, Marietta, Sihgeld, Catharine, Sihgeld, Anna, Schlogel, Anna, Sheeran, Mary, Smith, Ann, Golden, Catharine, Golden, Louisa, Hoadley, Margaret, BSMSfep*, Heiier, Eva. . tlaltzon, Eliza, Hasbett, Sarah, Hamey, Mary, Uast'ltt, Sarah, Irwin, Eliaa, JoneH, Catharine, Jones, Amelia, Alborecht, Henry, Anderson, G., Anderssen, Johann, AlHopp, A., Adams, John, Ball. Edwin, Bridhan, Anthony, HengHHon, A. B., Botscher, Aupunt, Bengsson, Anders, Blake, William, Boswell, David, Brady, Phillip, Barry, ChriB., Burham, R., Born, Byrne, Thomas, Bengssen, Sven, Calvert, David, Calvert, ? , Chapman, John, Crart, Neil C., Cook, Lewis, a* Cook, Frederick Wm., Cook, Joliii E., Cook, F? M., Cook, George H. (infant), Carter, Richard E., ?Coyhwall, Stephens, Cjariattanson, Emile, V,legg, William, DethuliT, Joseph, De Past!, Gulseppe, De Past I, George, Durr, W. H., . Douglass, George, Dunwoody, Josh. Donovan, Denis, PoDOvau, James, Darnbow, William, Derrick, Patrick, Eskelsson, Olaf, Knwards, Henry, Engler, Andrews, Engler, Andrlaa, Engler, David, Engler, Christian, Engler, John George, Poster, Owen, Pielden, Alfred, Fletcher, George, Golden, John, (iustafson, Ola, * Gustafaon. Jane, Grann, C. E., ,? Gumraldsen, A. M? Gagliardi, George, ~ t fjutatliuler, J. J., Gutathaler, John, Goedez, Jean, Grime, Klsh, Groates, George, Hasbitt, Thomas, Hasbitt, James, llaywoed. John, Ulggins, Michael, I lan ley, Patrick, Hoadley, John C., Haufman, Wolff, Hoy, William. Haviland, John, Hoadley, G. T. M? Heley, Hennr, Hadensfon, Per, Hakenaen, Kastus, Herzotr, Ulrlch, Hemickson. M., Hlrcbmann, Bleaias. Hook, William, Herris, George, Hennessey, John, Heifer, Samuel. Heifer, Matbias, Haub, Leonard, Hogman. Hendrich, Hoskln, John, Hill. W. P., Halfon, Moses, Honer, Thomas, Irwin, ? (infant), Jones, William, Johanson, Pier, Jones, T., Jonas, Angelo, Janssen, Peter, Keiser, Alexander, Kramer, Joseph, Klusat, Johan (infant), iuiuuuui umaii| Welsh, Margaret, Wadley, Annie, Wlese, Joanne, Williams, Elizabeth, Williams, Eliza, Williams, Sarah B., Zioroth, Catharine. kales. La Llnqnist, ? ? , Lauriman, William Lloyd, Henry. Lurgwy, Edwin, Lauber, Chris., Lee, James, Lyons, John, Leeper, Thomas, Myers, John, Mould, William, McKee, William, McKee, James, Meyer, Heory. ? Moore, 0'arlBt01>her, Mella. Magnus, Mat;a?on, , V^attlson, . - Murray, James D., McConnell, Dennis, Moore, James, Maycroft, Thomas, Masweil, James, Morris, Charles, Matharon, Joseph, Muller, Albert, Muller, John H., Munney, Alfred, Mnnney? boy. Meadow. Frederic*, Mabon, John, Mervan, Johu a, Nielson, P., NleMon, Nells, Nasussena, Bengt., Nestwell, Robert, 0:sen, Neils, Ohmran, Nells, Ohlsson. Andres, Peterson, J. F., Pehrssen, Neils, Petersen, Gustav^ Piers, James, Pler?, Harry, ; Piers, George, Piers, Ellis, Palmer, William, Palmer, Thomas, Parver, Joseph, Parver, Sylvester, Parver, Thomas (infant),. Pearson, Thomas, Porter, William, Pyman, J., Pocoartl, Richard E., Parsons, Hugh, Roster, J., Ragger, AlvlSj Rich, Dant?V Rlch, Jacob, Rich, Daniel, Jr., Rich, Jean, Bich, Benjamin, Rennle, Thomas, Stretch, Lorghiln. Schmidt, John, Schmlre, Jacob, Severing, , Sorlvensen. Oder, Hiligeld, John Jacob, Slbgeld, J. Jacob (2d). Schlegel, Michael, Schlegel, Christian fant), Schlegel, Christian. Smith, Henry, Smith, W., Smith, T., Stelnbnrger, Fred. Slzer, William, Street, William. Todd, William, Tracey, George, Ihomas, William. T>ehar?i, Dan., ' Trumbull, Thorn U Tarrls, Thomas, Van am, Joseph, White, George, Wilson, W. H., Wlese, Herman. Williams, William Wadley, Amos, Warden, Nicholas, Warden, Benjamin. Williams, D.~ William, Thos. H. (ln/'t). Watson, John, Williams, John, (ilk* Number of lost steerage passengers whose names are ascertained Females Males ioa 19S Total. THE LATEST DETAILS. 297 Halifax, n. 8., April 3, 1173. The wreclr continues to he the subject of conver sation. Tbe papers give full details of the disaster and statements of tbe offlcers. Captain Williams is censured by tbe people Here for his conduct, and tbe feeling is general that there should be a searching investigation. Captain Williams went down to tbe scene of tbe wreck to look after property. Hopes are entertained that the greater portion of tbe cargo will be saved, Tho vessel is still ia tbe same position, tbe bow aud manta being oat of the water. Statements are made that tho crow of the sblp Indulged ia plunder or tbe dead bodies. One in stance is related of a wretch who mutilated tie hand of a lady to obtain possession of a diamond ring on her linger. Her body and that of Mn. Fisher, of Vermont, and Miss Merltt, wasted ashore yesterday and lay side by tide among eight others. These bodlaa will bo forwarded to their rt spective homes. The woman passenger was confined only six WW| before the disaster. I Two men/reported saved, whose names wore 1 unknown, have arrived here. They are James Bateman, of London, England, and Edward Mills, of Beirast, Ireland. Bateman was the only oae who succeeded in getting his wife op in tbe rig ging, where she died from exposure. Among tbe steerage passengers who gained the deek were a yeung Englishman, with bio wire and child. Just after they had succeeded in getting into tbe rigging a wave snatched away tho child. The young woman said she was too much ex hausted to attempt to move, and entreated her hus band to go rorward and save nlmself. Bo did so, but Mr. Firth, chief offlcer. refused to leave her, and Stood by ker until she died and dropped Into the sea, and then It became impossible for him to shift to a place of greater saiety. Be waa the last person taken off. It is not tnje that the Collector of customs bore i hM&on ordered to bold an investigation. Dene of the officers or men are detained in custody to CONTINUED ON TENTH PAGE.

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