Newspaper of The New York Herald, April 5, 1873, Page 3

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated April 5, 1873 Page 3
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DEATH'S VICTIMS, i Captain Williams' Statement to a Herald Correspondent MISCALCULATIONS. Coal Enough, "If Not for TJjose Three Days of Heavy Weather." DECEIVED AS TO DRTANtE AND POSITION. "Solely on Account of the North erly-Set Current." SEAMANSHIP fejtfpLAINE D Leads and Lines Heady, but None Were Used. The Dominion Government to Bury the Dead. The Question in the Provincial Par liament of Nova Scotia. CHRISTIANITY VERSUS ORBED. Noble Conduct of e, Ballon Faiswonger. Searching For, Identifying and Guard ing the Drowned Victims. (?iportMt Statement From C?pUU WUItaai. Halifax, April 4, 1873. Ah usual after the first fever of excitement eooasioned by grAt calamities or events that appeal to popular sympathy has subsided, Halifax is to-day wrapped in gloom. Specu lation as to the cause of the disaster, the exact number of the drowned and a thousand other minor points have been superseded by a feeling of general Badness, and the Bentiment Of the public is almost entirely in behalf of the friends of the dead passengers. To some few men, however, there is nothing that can occur to disturb their business calculations unless it directly touches their pockets; bo , calamity induces words of sympathy or re gard unless it affects immediate relation ships. To such the misfortunes of their fellow men come as items of good fortune. Halifax has some of these sordid characters among her population. To these the sun rises and sets; the days, months and years roll on; the noise and tumult of business continues from year's end to year's end ? all for them. If a city is burned, or a thousand persons swallowed by an earthquake, are these reasons why they should not turn an honest penny on the same account? If a shipload of passen gers find a watery grave almost within sight of their dwellings and offices, is that a reason wby they should behold the spectre of death on the rocks and hear ought but pleasant music in the ceaseless roar of the wild waves ? Why should they not seek to purchase from the ghouls, who infest our harbors, jewelry and raiment torn from the bodies of the dead, or cargo stolen from the wreck ? Tes, scores now await a harvest from the plunderers and ruffians who will return from Prospect Let me now turn to other matter of importance. XNTBBVIEW WITH CAPTAIN WILLIAMS. Captain Williams returned from the wreck Of the ill-fated Atlantic this morning in a steam tug, and as the all-important question of the miscalculations that led to the terrible holocaust had not been satisfactorily cleared np, I thought I could do no better than obtain a more explicit account from his own lips than has been previously published. Accordingly I sought an interview with the Captain, which I give about as it transpired. Bbfobteh ? Captain Williams, how do you find yourself after your terrible experience? Captain Williams? Improving, bodily; though my limbs are still very stiff and pain ful, but in mind stunned ? the whole disaster seems like a dreadful! nightmare. Rktobtee- You *pcnt last night at Marrs Island, with the bodies and looking after the wreck. Captain Williams- Most of the night, und ? I bad personally examined and identi fied all that lay npon the hillsides, and, God knows, would willingly bnve exchanged places with them could the lost have stood where I did. Repobtke -Were the bodies much dis figured? Captain Williams -Many were, thongh ibout forty presented the appearance of quiet sleep, especially so in the cases of the little children. TORE THE HODIltS MFTI1. AIT.I) ? Jtoowmi -Whh there any troth in regard to the mutilation of the bodies ? Captain Williams -None whatever. I Ppeeially examined the fingers, to dis prove, if necessary, each sensational re port*'. 1 believe that many ?f the bodies were rifled by others than tbeve from Prospect Point before brought ashore, bat there was no mutilation. THB IOBCAIjC CIiATIONS. Bepoeees? Do ycra consider that yon ware sufficiently coaled when yon left Liverpool ? Captain Wn.mna Yea, if not for these three days of heavy weather. a Bevobteb? But bow do yen aooount for being so much oat of yoar position? Captain Williams? Solely on acoonnt of the current. II mast hate been a northerly set, ss well as westerly. I allowed what, in my judgment, was ample? namely, eight de gr*? to the eastward. ir Repobteb ? Were yon quite certain of yonr position on Monday noon ? THE IiATBST OBBEBVATIONS. Captain Wttiumb - Yes, quite; both baro meters agreed, and the observations were taken by instruments and observera I made it* rale that all the otteen should J- ? * "ju '*&? participate in the navigation of the ship and mat-* themselves dally conversant with the position of the ship and the deviation oi the compass on counts steered. jUaroarna? Bat how did you strike the land when, according to all your reckonings, yon should still have been a safe distance from it ? WHT HE 0TKOCX IB lAXt*. Captain Wnxiues? I have already stated to you that a northerly "set" proved greater than I allowed for. For two or three preceding days I had found the ship, by obeetvetions, to have been "set" to the southward and eastward of her position. By reckoning X waa not as tonished at this southeasterly "set," knowing the heavy northerly and westerly gales that had prevailed in the Atlantio during the Winter; in fact, when making the northern passage homeward bound I decided to near the Virgin Bocks more than Cape Race. THE CAPTAIN IN THB CHABT BOOH. Rkpobteb ? Were you on deck when the ship struck ? Captain Wqxumb ? No; I was in the chart room, which is on the saloon deck, and less than thirty feet from the bridge. When the wheel-house windows were open I could hear anything that went on on deck. Befobteb? Had you the leads and lines pre pared? Captain Wzluams? Yes, both deep sea and hand, coiled on the bridge deck, the leads being armed and patents attached ; both anohon were also in tt}e bows. NO LEADS USED ? WHY? Rhporteb? Did yon one those leads ? Captain Wit.t jamb? No. Kkporter ? Is it not customary to do so in approaching the land ? Captain William*? Yea, when approaching a low, sandy shore, or in making the land in hazy weather ; but tho night being clear, though overcast, and knowing that Sambro Island light should be aeen from fifteen to twenty-one miles, I did not think it neoessaxy. KB. mktcalf's seamanship. Reporter? Mr. Me teal f was the officer of the deck at the time ; did you oonsider him a faithful and oompetent officer ? Captain Williams? Undoubtedly, or I should never have left him, but should have remained on the bridge with him. During the conversation the Captain curiously handled a little pistol belonging to your correspondent I could but think when he was toying with it that I was glad the cartridge was absent. Huch ore Captain Williams' responses to direct questions. He may have been crimi nally negligent, but 'he seems to have been a man in the supreme moment Through the Herald the world can read and judge. DEALING WITH THE DEAD. Halifax, April 4, 1871. When Captain Williams returned from the scene of the calamity, this morning:, he brought on the steamer the dead bodies of J. H. Price and Henry S. Hewitt, of New York; Albert J. Sumner, of San Francisco; Mr. and Miss Merritt, of New York; and Second Officer Metcalf. One hundred and sixty-four bodies now He upon the beach at Marrs Island. They are now much swellcn, bruised and discolored. The body which was supposed to be that of Mra. Fisher seems to be that of a steerage passenger who strikingly resembled her, hut the hands were coarse and large and evidently those of a hard working woman. PAD SCENES. Very sad were many of the sccnes. Most of the women and children looked ruddy and placid in the face as though they had been awakened to die without being conscious of the cause of their death. The eyes of most of them were open and no difficulty would be experienced In recognizing some of them. A stranger could at a glance tell the nationality oi the dead he gazed on. In one case a woman was seen lying en the seaweed-cov ered rock, with her face upturned to the blue sky and grasping in a mother's death grasp a chubny faced lnlunt, whose lips were still tastened to the fountain whence he had been drawing his supply of nourishment. Home sudden wave had probably swept the two Into eternity while the mother, care ful for her child, was In the act of quieting the Infant. TWBNTV TWO MORE BODIES REOOyERID. The weather has been rou/h to-day An<^ net niucti exertion has been made to recover bodies. Those saved were being placed la rude coffins, ready to he buried. At six o'clock this evening twenty two more bodies had been recovered, one of thcai evidently a lady of the saloen, from the ornaments upon her hands. She was found three ?lies at sea. when the Captain left the ship there wtre ijui nrteen passengers remaining in the rig ging. TBE CHEW DENT THE ROBBERIES ALLEGED. The t-rew indignantly deny the stories in regard to pillaging the dead bodies, and say if anything of that kind occurred it must have been by some Liverpool stowaways, of whom there were no less than fliteen, and seven of them saved themselves. It must be admitted that most of the pillaging thus far has been from the dead bodies. TUB VICTIMS TO BE BURIED BV TIIB GOVERNMENT. In the House or Assembly this afternoon Mr. Bianchard moved that the Clerk of Works be sent to the scene of the wreck or the Atlastlc to make arrangements for having all the bodies of the vic tim* of the disaster brought to town, and a piece of pronnd be ?-elected to bury all those not otherwise diswv sea ?1; a SuitaMe isvAP?eut also to be erected. The Provincial Secretary stated that the Clerk would be sent down to attend to the matter. Tnose who know state that something of this kind is almost absolutely necessary, aa there Is no soluble place of Interment in the vicinity of where the r wreck took place. A meeting of this body was held this alternoon, when a communication was handed in from the Provincial government, asking the co operation of the City jjouncii so an to have the dead bodies that were wished ashore tfbm the wreck brought to the city and burled in the eossotertes here. The roqueat was immediately complied with. The Mayor and the Cemetery Committee held a conference with the government la the alternoon, and decided to seftd a telegram to the Dominion government asking for a spot to ho sot apart on Lawlor's Island for the burial of the dead. THE B TIBIAL OF THE DEAD. Proceedings is the Hots Scotia House of Assembly* Halifax, April 4, 1875. In the Provincial House or Assembly this afternoon Hon. Daniel McDonald, Commissioner or Mines and Works, said that an application bad been made to the government for assistance to bury the bodies that had been recovered irom the wrock of the Atlantic, and that the Chief Clerk of the Board of Works would be sent to the soene of the disaster ^lth % sufficient number of assistauts to perform i'he work. ' "" WHAT TH* OOVmuniWT WILL DO. Hon. W. B. Vail, Provincial Secretary, nude a further sutement to the effect that Mr, Morrow bad called upon the government to say that, although ISO oottns had been sent down yesterday and a number of carpenters to furnish others If re quired, he had Just received information that it was impossible to get men there to bury the deaa, and tbat the bodies were still lying on the shore. Mr. Marrow had suted further that, although the company were disposed to pay any reasonable ! amount, they bad been at large expense already, and that it was desired that the government should make aa appropriation fbr this purpose. Mr. Held, the Clerk of the Board of Works, had been sent up to ponfer with Mr. Morrow in regard to the matter. KOMJI WOpDS TOOK TBI OPPOSITION LEADER. Mr. Blancliard, leader of the opposition, said be was alrald, from what he had heard, that the work of burying the dead could hardly be accomplished at the soene of the wreck. He understood from Dr. Hannun that In the neighborhood of Prospect there was merely a thin soil covering the rocks, and that It was im possible to find a suitable place fer the interment of so many people. He thought that the bodies should be brought to Hallfhx, and hoped the time would come when thore would be a monument in our cemetery to preserve to future generations the memory of this sad event and to mark the last rest ing place of these unloruiuute people. bbmovk Tim somas. Hon. Mr. Vali said he had made some InqulTy from Mr. Bumlchrast, who had visited the soene of the disaster, and had learned from that gentleman that a large trcnch liad been prepared at a Bhort distance irom the spot where the bodies were lying. It had occurred to him that it would be better to remove them by steamer to some place where it would be more convenient to have them buried, and tho honorable commissioner of Mines would probably sec Mr. Held and arrange about the matter. Mr. Ryereon said he had met with a gentleman who bad come irom the scene or the wreck and had learned from him that it would be more con venient and leas expensive ta bring the bodies to iiqittfrT thau to bury them where they were. There was only a small cemetery at Prospect, and it did not afford room to bury all the bodies that bad been recovered. PLACE TBW IN HALIFAX CEMETERY. Mr. Blanchanl sa'.d tiierfVras a large space In the 1 Halifax cemetery that had been appropriated for j purposes of this kind. He thought It better there- j fore that the bodies should be brought to the city, and he bad no doubt that the steamer Lady Head I could easily be obtained lor the service; they oouid then be respectably interred in the eemetery and eventually, either at public or at private expease, a sulUble monument could be erected which would be crediUble to the city ard gratifying to the friends of those who had perished in this disaster. Hon. Commissioner of Mines said he was informed that graves bad been dug already, and that a num ber of bodies had been buried. RKMAKKS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. Hon. H. W. smith, Attorney General, said that It was certain tbat very few of the bodies ef remales had yet come ashore. It was thought that the poor women bad been kept below the deck and their bodies would net bo recovered until the divers were able to explore the cabin. It would be more satislactory that the bodies or the dead should be buried where some suiUble monument could be erected to point out their resting place to the relatives and mends who might hereafter visit the city, NONE BURIED YKT. Mr. Pineo said he had spoken to Mr. Brady, the third olllccr, within the last hour and he hud j understood that no bodies had been interred yet and that to-moriow bad been appointed ler the burial. , ? Mr. Blanchard said that the celebrated diver, Mr. fcheriaan, had gone down yesterday and hail not been able to do anything owing to the rough ness or the weather, but be was quite certain that ho would be able to recover the bodies of the wo men and children this morning. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. The City Council or Haitrax having met received a message from the government asking permission to bury the dead in the public cemetery, if that coorse should be determined on. The Council, after brier discussion, unanimously voted to grant permission. The latest rroin Prospect to-night Is that 200 bodies have been recovered, and some sent several miles away to TerreneeBaylor burial. ME. MA&CW AID'S DESPATCH. Effort! of HamMitjr by a Brave Saloon P?iung?r> To tub Editor op the Herald:? Halifax, April 4, 1873. Wo have brought from the wreck thin morning the following bodies :? John fi. Price, New York ; Albert Sumner, New York; II. 0. Hewitt, New York; Mr. Mcrritt, New York; Mrs. Merrltt, New York; Albert Sumner, San 1 raaclBco; Miss Merrltt, New York; Second ufflcor Metcalf. We now have them in wooden boxes, and by the afternoon they will be transferred to metallic cotl'in* and be for warded to their friends as directed. As soon as the divers can go to work we trust to rescue the balance of the bodies of cabin passenger*. The bodies of steerage papsenpers and crcw have been cared for and wili have a burial. I regret that every momect of time is ho much i occupied that 1 cannot give yon in detail tcicpruiuH i from friends which I received tlos niurniBg. They ? win receive proper attention. The bady of Mrs. C. M. Fisher ban not been lC covered. say to relatives and irlcnd* that captain J. A. Williams and myxelfwiJl leave no Hotx; nntornert to recover the follow mg l o'Uts and see thut U.'cy are properly cared lor:? Mr. C. M. Fisher an i wife, Vermont. Mr. W. J. bhcat, wile, Hon and da 'gbtcr, Ne vada. Henry L. Wellington, Boston. Wish Horymacr, New York. Mr. Kruger, New York. Miss Brodie, Chicago. Mr. J. Brindlev, England. Mrs. Davidson and daughter, Er.p': jpd. searched (be different islands about the wretk last night, and the aix bodies I reported tbis morn ing were all we pesaibiy could find. We have steward* and men at the wreck wftO cftn identify bodies as they are washed ashore and save them. If It were passible 1 would give you lietalls, but every moment of my time lias been given to re covering and caring for the bodies. The bodies we brought Item the wrack this morn ing are now being put into metallic coffin*, and await the arrival of relatives to take charge ef them 1 would be ua;-py to j\ filter am amustanro 1 can ; but the moat 1 crave (or now la a good sleep of abont ten hours. 1 am thankful my health la spared to render what assistance i can. We leave again? Capiat* Wllhama and myself? to-morrow? and will bring up what bodiea have been recovered. FKEfiMAN D. MAKCWALD. THE NEWS IN THE CITY. Interest in the Details of the Wrcek Yet Unabated. The Sad Been** at the Company'* Offiee? The Disaster Still the Talk of the Town? The De air* oftk* Fnhli* to Censor* Some One? A Partial Freight Manifest? Missing Kmig r anta?Vewa from Kr. Scrym aer? An Affecting Letter. It wmM at meat aoem that no additional details of the dreadful steamship disaster upon the Nova Scotia coast could further intensify the mournfai throb o{ the great heart of humanity. The entire civilised worfA alts as a gloomy. *OJ?>VfW; anxious audience, which, although tliere aft no clamoring* for new htfrrirl, refuses to be satiBHed with the slightest Abatement of the true (acts. Mere lmpa? Uen?, perhaps, than, reasonable, those who during the past two days have become familiar with ago nising anxiety or hopeless remorse scarce care to liear any words of sympathy. Their own BorroWB are too great to permit of a careful scrutiny as to who is to blame. Public opiuiou Is a severe though righteous judge, and under the oool, sober conclu sions or the people the guilt or Innocence of the odleers or the Ul-futed Atlantic will be tlnally Bet tied. Te-day the multitude or friends, who hope against hope, who mourn ttie dead, or who doubt the werda of encouragement which the telegraph , brings, mutely utter volumes against Inefficiency and insubordination among the offlcers and crews of our great transatlantic steamships. The city of New York has not only lost several respected oitlzens, but m the steamer was bound to this port more than an ordinary interest in the terrible disaster has been felt among our citizens. For three days It has been almost THE SOLE TUEME OF CONVERSATION among all classes or people. Merchants, bankers and shipmasters have conversed with equal iu tereflt about the loss or the Atlantic, and iu turn have recited it to otheis in ull iu ghastly horrors, shipmasters declare that the man on the loak-out ahonld have been able to hear tue surf In time to have reversed the engines and saved the vessel. Tney are unanimous In the opinion that the Cap tain bad miscalculated Ills sailing distance, as well an that his officers had mistaken the lights, but they are of one mind regarding the absence of acute earB on deck during that ratal watch. The night was clear, the wind was not blowing unusu ally strong, there were probably twenty-five men on deck; yet the noble vessel was driven, with all the power of her enKines, upon a rocky headland, against which the breakers dashed with the full strength of the ocean behind them. To men who follow the sea the absence of men on deck who were schooled to the sound ?f breakers is unac countable. Men who have never boen further to sea than Quarantine are Joud in advancing their theories and iu charging mismanagement upon the officers of the vessel and parsimony upon the com pany. With each day that passes the thinking portion or the community becomes more convinced thstau explanation which wu; satisfy them la be coming next to impossible. AT T1JK WHITE bTAlt OFFICE. The scene at the office or tiie company on yester day was very much similar to that of the day pre vious. From the Hour or opening until that ol clos ing the same laces were to be seen around the bulletins and at the office counters. Men and women who have been periodical visitors at the desk of the passenger agent Again made their usual number of calls and received the BAine kind, though uncomiortlng, answers, itauv, new visitors were seen yesterday, who approached the crowd sur rounding the bulletin boards with anxiety written on every feature, and too* their first look at the list of names, much as they would have done bad It been their own death warrant, others, more timid, hung around In the vicinity lor some tune before they essayed to try the dreadful ordeal. Bashful girls and serving maids waited with tear lul eyes until there should be a loll la the crowd, during which they might have oue moment to satisfy their anxiety regarding the fate of coming brothers, lovers or friends. The officers of the company did all that lay In their power, by kind ness and attention, to lighten, if possible, the already harassed hearts ; but words were power loss to comrort those who bewailed the loss or parents, wives, husbauds or chil dren. Late in the atternoon two ladles <ne quite young, called at the office to ascertain whether the body of Joseph Moore, reported drowned on the Atlantic, had been recovered. The rumor went through the crowd In on Instant that the young woman was the betrothed wife of the unfortunate man ; the hur ried talking ceased on all sides, and hard-handed laborers stood mute before this affecting example or a sorrow which is indescribable. '1 here were many anxious visitors at the office yesterday, but few soenes which touched the heart as did the one above described. The company kept their office open until nearly ten o'clock, In order that they migut receive any late news, but very little came. The following despatch was received :? Halifax, N. 8., April 4 1873.

Mr. T. IItdb Sparks, Agent White htar Line:? Captain Williams returned from Prospect this morning. Position ol the wreck unchanged : too rougti for divers to work. One hundred and sixty four l>?dlcs recovered. Captain Williams brought to Halifax the oodles or alt Baloon passengers re eoveied? aainely, Mr. and Miss Merntt, J. fl. l'rlce, Hewett, Hnmner and second officer. The govern ment intends holding an official Inquiry. S. CL'NAUD A CO. The agenta do not rear but they can retain the entire confidence or the public, and it would seem that they speak from a certainty, Tor of 1,360 saloon passengers booked between April 10 and July 12 not one has as yet expressed a desire to withdraw. Both Mr. Sparks and Mr. Gartner talk with frank ness about the disaster and declare that their first duty Is to look after the comforts or those who are rescued and to satisfy, as rar as In their power, the anxious inquiries of friends. They express opinion that the survi voi s bound to this city will arrive ou Sunday morning. Ike steamship City ol Montreal brought a part of 1 UK I'HKIUHT MANIPJSSTS of the Atlantic. A portion or the goods for which no Mils ol la'iing Uad )>een biongtit for signature was i ui on board at the hour of sailiug. The goods were accepted as freight, but as the officers ol the vessel were unacquainted with the names of the ccnsi^nces the lulls of la<liijg were detained and forwarded by mull on the Ininan s?camer. T he following is a list of such (roods auu the persons to whom tktj[ were consigned:? E. 8. Ji\lfjay? 10 eases merchandise. HcfiAfu C. T.uiiiev ? 0 eases private elfccts* Qe?rgo stoker A i'o.?? cases menshanduw. Benjamin Rionda A Co.? 10 cases gum. Ik hi a in n frliutuweli A bons, of Philadelphia? l CBSK castings. Allied Field A Co. ? 34 package* hardware. limrj Moore? 13 casks hardware. V.. ol. iMvidson A Co.? f'O era too earthenware. Hgobel A Day? 76 cases oranges. h. i'. Hopkins? ll packages merchandise. It, f* C'rawlord? 1 oaM hardware. H. A P. W. Meyer -6 oasks nitrate lead. J. K. I upper? I tiOfi seed. 11. beker A Co.? A '-asks hardware. J. I . Morgan A Co.? lit i ases picric crystals. Duden, Kreres A <;o.? :t coses uierei.anriisr. Piuiuwei, Mielicl A Co.? 1'- cases stiaw goods. James larmilow- 125 packages < .irr.fien ware. I'u order? bis. sno l nan oatmeal, 'i eases tsln, 1 cuxe mustard goons. Tin remainder and creator portion of the oarpo of the. Atlantic con?lste>i ol general a*sor?e<i merchandise. The officers believe t.iiatay the vessel has not broken up vet luueh of the cargo will be saved in a damage u condition. There was a large ?iunui ity of tin, stee: and iron ou boa rii, however, and should the vesst, break to piece* the only at items saved will be the light goods that may float ashore. ah AoninoNAi. i.ibt or tbh ?t*rra<ir r/sflrNOKW. The proprietors ol the larger Swiss and Nor wegian emigrant boarding houses 111 the lower part of the city have receiver by the steamer Algeria the names of the following persons who sailed on the A (.untie. It |m customary lor the agents of these hoarding houses in Liverpool to lorrurd by tne noxt steamer a list of all persons wlio nave already start*1!! for America, and whom the* Lave picdged for the hotels lu Mew Yoik. The following list contains the names of Swiss and Norwegian emigrant* who Bailed iron Liverpool on the Atlantic March 20:? Jfu a Kngler, Christian. . KWaler, M agitate na Kngler, christian. . bugler, Audreoa.... iaS:fiSr:::r:: Kngtcr, Rltzabeth. Angler, ijngler, Knglor, Dorotha. Bmjler, Joh bugler. Mu Kni-lor, Johanna*.. SjWiffc Margarelt . . . . Bcmegej, Jonn Jacob.. 8chk:gel, Marietta ICflfegel. John Jacob Bchlugel, Marietta . . Kchjegei, Uatlieriua.. Sulilegel, Anna Uiffcr, Oriia. hIH KiTiipgel, Ichael. ,, Hchlegel, Anna Hehlegel, DhriSBan. . Hchlcgel, Chriatlan. . Htaub. Leonbard flapnann, H. D.-... Knt'ler, Joint Ueorge.. Wetoert, Pamuel. ... .7. Seibcrt, Bvs .MM Kcibert, Eva Hclbert, Matltlaa. ... ?| iu, Marie Krauer, rasper. . . J Krancr, Klisa Hugger. Alois ..... Kmad, Pierre Krund, Marie Krund, Marie Anne I'Ynnd, Henry Joseph...... Krund, Jules Leon. .. Krund, Lewis Bugeue Krund, Joseph. . Kruad, Mariana Knaid, Therese Krund. ItQyto.. Krund, Marte.. Kfuud, Joseph ttiche, Jamet ?ucho, Maris Km-he, Marie UMHR Pucbe, Agnc.i Florent Kuvbe, Jauicn Joseph burjard, Antoine liuriard, Justine liuriard, Ida man* Murjard, Antoinette I, Burjard. JudetU Oliet, Oliver Andra?, ChritOcnsen, aud three ladios..... Olson, Anna Schacbt, Class, and two rr tends Tesiuer, Uottlteb, w!U? three grown persons and nve children Wlese, Daniel, with _two grown persona and children .1 I three ??ty* 1 Former SttUtne*. ?1 oin.,, #81 Mveler, Switzerland. l*cveler, Switzerland. lUjvetar, Switzerland. Leveler, Bwltserland. Leveler, bwlUorlanU. iLeveler, Switzerland, i-eveler, Switzerland. Levoler, Switzerland. ILeveler, Switzerland. t2J2&' SX&S&Sfr i-e*, nwlrzertnnd. iLcveler, s wiUeNtuid. I eveler, Swltrcrlaud. Leveler. KwitKeriaml. Leveler, Switzerland. Leveler, Switzerland, leveler, Switzerland. II-.C veler, Switzerland. Leveler, Switzerland. Leveler, Swiuwrland. | l^veier, Switzerland. I<cvcler, Switzerland. Leveler, Switzerland. Leveler, t.wUserluud. 8g~veler, Switzerland, voter, S wiuerlaad. vclcr, Switzerland. Leveler, Switzerland. Leveler, Switsirlaud. Msuensee, Switzerland. Mauensee, Switzerland. Oberfcirobs. ? Chrlstlauia, Norway. ? Chnstlania, Norway. ? Christian!*, Norway. ? Cbristlanla, Norway. ? lehrlatlanlr., Norway. A telegram was received from Philadelphia by Superintendent easterly, of Castle Garden, In tjutriBg lor one Jacob Vuuk, who Is known to have Hailed from Liverpool on the Atlautio. Sews from Mr. Seryiuser? The Family ot Mr. Jolin Price Stricken with Grief? An Affeetiai Letter from the Brother or Mrs. Fisher? News of the Dead. Mr. Scrymser received a message yesterday lrom his son, who arrived at Halifax yesterday morning, saying that he was about to start for the scene of the wreck and that he would bring back with him the body of Miss Merritt, whose remains Had been washed op on the rocks.uear Mars Rock. He said he hoped also to be able to find the bodies of Mr. Merritt, his wifo and her stster, Miss Scrymser. if so he will immediately come on to New York wtth them. The family of the Scry tu sera are broken down with grief, and are in deep mourning. THE DEATH OP MB. PK1CB. The Prioos are also afflicted In a terrible man ner. Mr. John Price, tae lawyer, who was lost, has, living in Mount Vernon, Westchester county, a msther of eighty-eight and a sister. The latter on hearing the news of her brother's death was taken with a sudden attack of disease of the heart. From this she has net recovered, and it is possible the attack may prove fatal. The peor old mother ltas been completely stunned by the news of the catas trophe, and the etrect upon her has been so great that it also seetns probable that her feeble health will give way under the blow which Providence has brought upoa her In her old age. Thts death has completely disorganized the family, and In an In direct way the loss of the Atlantic may be respon sible lor two more deaths. Two other New York families are in moarning? the wife and ohlldren of Mr. Ilewitt and that of the young Mr. Kruger, the broker. MB. A. JUULA. Mr. Tronttet the manager of the house of D. Jugla, in Broadway, received another despatch from Adolph Jugla yesterday. It says:? "1 shall remain here some days longer. Write to Paris to reassure my father. 1 have no Injuries except a severe one to the right arm, which is bruised, tthall leave here Monday." AN AI'FECTING LETTER. Mr. Trowtet yesterday received a letter a*l- ' dressed to Mr. Jugla, who was saved from the j wreck. It came from William 8. W. Kipiey, of Rut- j land, Vt., aod runs thus:? RUTLAND, VU, April a, 1873. j A. Jvgla, New York:? I Having seen your name among the saved of the ; cabin passengers from Uie wreck of the Atlantic, 1 ! write to ask you to give me, if posslole, some lulor mation concerning the last hours ot my dear sister, Mrs. C. M. Fiati'.T, and her husband, who are amoug the lost. In our terrible sorrow any particulars of their last lew days, and especially or the last few hours i oi their lives, how and in what manner they met | their death ; whether In their stateroom or on 1 deck; whether together or separately, and at what liout? any Information you can give us on these points will be most gratefully received. Mr. Fisher was a large, fine- looking man, with clear, blue eyes, brown hair and long brawn beard, which he ware mil. lie was a lawyer and had reilded in Ixmdon lor some years. Mrs. Klsher was above the medium height of women, with blue eyes and light hair and complexion. I thus describe them, that you may possibly be able to remember some thing of them, although not perhaps personally acquainted with them. 1 write letters or this tenor to every eabln pas senger reported saved, hoping to tlnd some one j who can tell us of our dear ones. i 'lease write me what you Know of them. Very respectfully, WM. 9. W. RIPLEY. The telegraphic advices to the Herald give the Intelligence that the body of Mrs. fisher has been ! found, and that Mr. Marcwald, of New York, has j taken chargc of the remains. * New J<rwy'i Lmi by the Atlantic. It was ascertained yesterday that little John Ilanley, twelve years of age, whose own Btory of his rescue from the wreck ot the ill-rated Atlantic was printed in the Herald yesterday, was a rela tive of Patrick Hanlcy, or Newark. He, with nis parents and a younger brother, was coming to make his home in that city. He will probably do so, but as a poor orphan, and not with either lather or mother or brother. All three perished, as before reported. One of the saddest bereave ments by the awful calamity is that or Mr. wuiiHtn Clarke, an elderly, highly respectable shoemaker, doing business at u River street. Newark. Homo three months ago hit wile, much against her hus band's will? for he had a dread he would never set eyes on her alive again visited Ireland for the purpose ot recovering a small legacy that had been left her by rrieuds. on March 1?, she wrote from Liverpool announcing that she would sail the next day In the Atlantic, accompanied by her sister, who is a resident or Albany. The letter coutalned a draft ler money. The old man and the members or his ramily were overjoyed at the news. It reachcd them on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, however, their Joy was transformed te the deepest sorrow. The Herald came, freighted with ItH columns oi thrilling narrative and luts or lost and saved. Mr. Clarke and his sons have gone on to Halifax, In hopes that they will at least see the lifeless lorm or their lost iovod one. THE SURVIVORS EXPECTED IN BOSTON. ? .. ? i i ??? Bobtow, April 4, 1973. The emigrants saved from the wreck of the I steamer Atlantic are expected to arrive here en the Pullman train, from Portland, at six o'clock to monow morning. The agents of tue White Har line in this city have engage ,1 I'itueuu Hall for the reception of the unfortunates, and preparations are being made to provide for their wants upon their arrival. They will remain in Boston all day, and Saturday even ing proceed to Now York ny tho Old colony road and stcamci Newport troui Kali River. THE GOVERNMENT INVESTIGA TION. Halifax, April 4, l?;8. A ronnniHHipn has been appointed by the Do minion government to Investigate into the cause of the iohm. The gentlemen composing the com mission are Captain Hoott, H. N. ; Captain George McKouaio, Agent lor the Dartmouth steamboat Company, and K. M. McDonald, Collector ol Cus toms, This board will have full power to send for j witnesses and near evidence noder oatb. The J whole matter will then be reterred to the Hoard oi Trade, london, Kngiand. tiik ixxrvim ?alM it "wtmDitit." I The doctor of the ship remaius at I runuect too sick to be removed, ne is deeply affected, and, when speaking of the disaster, calls it murder. Tula is hard language, but he could not charact erize it as anything else. THE SHIT WOT BROKRN UP. The slilp still holds together with the exception of about one hundred feet forward. If is expected that between two and three hun dred bodies will be found below decks, as a large number of passengers perished there. The bodies are nearly all partially disrobed, just as they leaped from their bertha. Very little cargo |ias as yet washed ashore. A CANADIAN GRABBER. Amid all this horror the ridiculous come* to the surface, The follow- lug despatch has Just been re ceived by Captain Williams:? Toronto, April 3, 1873. This is the best market ror sale of damaged goods. Let me hear from yon. Of the bodies rooovored 135 are steerage, five saloon and sixteen of the ship's Company. The Roman Catholic clergy, ever faithful, are upon the Island identifying the sons and daughters of the Mother Church by the amulets about t&eir necks. A gang of men went down to the wreck ef the Atlantic in a tug this aiternoon to assist the fish ermen In their labor ol recovering bodies. The Rev. Mr. Aucleut and several Roman Catholio priests, and Messrs. Kyan an?l Longard, resident magistrates, arc looking after tlie personal effects and valuable^ found on the bodies. THE STATE OAP1TAL ! Charter Prospect*? a Very Muddle* State it Affaire? The Heath Pneumatic Bore Escapes 4 Veto? Madden to the Rescue? Donokoe'e das Bill and the Bill Relative to the Degree* of Ma refer Pasa the Assembly. '' n ALBAXT, April 4, IMS. The Custom Boose party are is despair aboutthe : charter to-day, and all sorts of rumors are afloetar to wbat the grand denouement will be. Ibe "biuh" i in the Senate is by no means a formidable one, pad everybody oonoedea that it may be got over by e little timely coeeesaton ell round. One of theee concessions is said to be i. tol THE RITBNTION OF ORRXN Ad COMPTROLLER. Oe the other hand It ia given out that rather then retala him la the bill the Custom House people wilt drop all the other heads of departments and have no one retained at all. Besides all this, the repub licans of the lower honse are beginning to grumble about the changes the Senate has already made In the bllL They claim that it has been so altered that they cannot accept it without stultifying themselves. Nearly every man of them put himself on record by a spoeoh in favor of giving the ap pointing power to the Board of Aldermen when the bill was passed down stairs, and they ere naturally somewhat troubled about the fix the Senate has put them in. It is quite possible that whon the bill oomes down the powers behind the leaders, who hail from New York, will be able to smooth over everything, but if they do they will I have a hard rued to travel. TU* UUM-ftKKNCB OUMMITTKH, if the t?lll Inferred to ooe in ease of ft serious d is agreement between ttie two houses, may be even better able to make "everything lovely;" but there are many its even as to the lower Howe granting a committee in oertain contingencies. Thing*, indeed, have come to such a pass now that there are many of the republicans who believe that there will be no charter at alL But can the major ity afford to go home without having passed a charter, even though to paw one they might be compelled to abandon all their partiHan plane and proipocu? That U the rub Just now. CATCHING VP. The business In the Senate to-day wan mainly de voted to catching up the arrears tuto which It baa fallen during the charter controversy. Report*, intreduction of bills and tblrd readings were re sorteu to with a seat similar to that with which the Senators engaged In the spicy parts of the. charter debate. A large number of lulls were parsed, only a few or which, however, arc of in terest to Mew York city. TOO BUSY TO BOTBEB ABOUT IT. Senator Tlemann moved to take from tbe table hlv resolution Introduced some days ago inquiring or the heads of departments in Mew York rlty tbe uames or their appointees, by whom appointed and tbe amount of salary paid to each. Hut the mo tion was lost by a vote of ten to twelve, members objecting, on tbe seoro of haste and of want of con sideration, to its dlscusnen just now. Til* BEACH PNSlTJf ATIC RAILWAY. At the very hurried request of senator Madden, Chairman of the Railroad Committee, the proceed ings in the Committee sf tbe Whole on tbe Harbor masters' bill were suspended, in order that tbo following resolution might be proposed RetolveU, That If the Assembly concur, a respectful me?Mg? t* MUt to Sl? KjtoelleBcy |be Ooveraor, anktiic liini to return Senate bill 1.16, relating to tbe Beach Pneu matic Railway. It seems the Railway Committee had been tn ft rcver all morning over a rumor that the Governor intended to veto the great Broadway bere, and while the Senate was listening to a rather dry financial speeoh by 1). H. Wood, and was bonnd up in the thickly tangled parliamentary skeins of ft Committee or the Whole, the rumor came on another wave more forcible than before? became, indeed, a certainty. Theu the agitated Madden urged the above resolution on the Senate, ilrst unwinding that decorous body In a very undignified way from its parliamentary entanglements, and cutting Senator Wood's speech most disastrously short* When tne resolution was agreed to, Madden him self started a bey down with It to the Assembly Chamber, and waited below until the resolution had been safely grouud through there, all of which was done In eighteen minutes. Then he returned to his seat in the Senate and tried te leok perfectly unconcerned. The Governor, it has been ascer tained. was opposed to the bill because there waa no satisfactory sum offered for the franchise of tho road, wliile A. T. Stewart was willing to pay two millions lor it. The Railroad Committee immedi ately went to work in both houses and corrected this little fault, and tlic bill thus corrected will be presented again to the senate early next i?eek. Some complaint Is made that the Governor bad kept the bill in ms pocket till within a few hours of the full ten days without informing any of the friends of the bill of his Intention of vetoing it. COCNTY TAX liS The bill to secure more uniformity and regularity in the payment of county taxes was discussed in Committee of the Whole nearly all morning. It proved to be a subject or much magnitude, aud tbe Committee had to progress the bill in order to get their tynucrs t/erpre the tralu started. It waa made a Special order ror Wednesday evening. KKFOHT OF THK HAILOBS' HNCO HABBOB. Sovernor Dlx sent in the annual report of tho I6rs' Sung Ilarbdr for the year 1872. Tbe total receipts of the institution for tbe y?ar weto $176,^74 60 and the expenses $87,037 72, leaving on hand over $88,900. DONOnrB'S OAS Blt.L. Doooliue's Gss bill was passed iu the Assembly to-day arte* a fierce debate, in wbich Domlnlck Roche, oi Kings, fought lor the bill like a Trojan. The bill has already been published in tbe IIkralp. DK'JKkfcti Ok' Ml BDEK. When the bill amending tbe act repealing the act dividing the crime of murder Into two degrees was called in the House to-day Mr. Weed moved to re commit this bill, which, us he understood it, up?-ct the decisions of the court o I Appeals on wiiat ex isted as murder in the tlrst degree. As now beld tho Intent to murder cau be formed on the instant the hand is ralsod to strike. This bill makes such nu act murder in the second degree and punit lia ble by Imprisonment. Mr. Maguire also explained the Mil, saying he thought It should be examined to see now It would affect the peuding cases. Inas much as the present statute is repealed by it. tie thought it was so drawn that it would deleat tho object so'ight to be accomplished. It should tie amended. He w?s in ravor of some provision of that kind, but could not vote rer ttOs bill. Mr. Or oyke sustained the bill, saying It was intended to moet an existing evil of much importance. Mr. Heebe also sustained the bill, Insisting that tbe ex isting cases were not affected by the r.ib. The motion to recommit was withdrawn, and ti e bill was passed by a vote of 73 to 19. THE BILL'S BEAD BARK. The Df)Wil(?ri Trio raphnnt? Tlx- OM Hoard of Director* Rctiga with a Bad Urae* and a W*w Board la Eltftrd, Re taining the Honest itfenafcera? Profcah'.o Important Arrt-sta. At a meeting of the Directors, held yesterday, at the Aabland House, conierofTwcnty-fourth street and Posrth avenne, the members of the old lioaid resigned, successively, aud the following gentle men were unanimously elected in tbelr places:? A. R. Cameron, President; Ksmuel Wlliets, ft. W. Gibbs, Cornelius o'H.-iily. Jacob Voorhis, jr., w. l? Cogswell aud Tbeinus Rae. Tula Is considered a great trlnmph for the de positors, as Mr. Cameron Is a young rnau aud v?ry popular among tiiem, and has entlrelv n Kie< ted Ids business since f Uc bank closed to attend to If* itiralrs. He deserve* the oredlt of the success which has ao far attended the efforts made tor tbe reorganisation and purification of tbe institution. The Grand Jur?, It Is asserted on good authority, have indictments against several of the old otBcnn of (ho llauk, aud the newly elected President lost evening net measures on loot, having previeuMy secured the warrants, tor their arrest, wlncb iu^j aln-adv have taken |>U<X,

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