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CABLE NEWS.

By Blboxbio Tbleobaph.

Fbom Odb Special Correspondent,

AN APPALLING DISASTEK.

FURTHER NEWS OF COLLISION

NEW ZEALANDERJ ON BOARD,

London, June 1

References were made throughout England in the churches and chapels to the disaster, notable servioes were held by the Salvation Army. The Board of Trade representatives have gone to Canada to watch the enquiry. English correspondents in Canada give many interesting incidents. Over a million dollars of silver were lost,

Of 140 Toronto people aboard, 108 were drowned.

Of 160 Salvationists, including the dele' gates to the London Congress, 22 were rescued.

The Storetads , bow was smashed for fifteen feet. The anohors were driven ido the hull.

Mr and Mrs Neville were returning after a tour with the Laurence, IrviDg Company. c aptain Kendall bade Mr . Hayes, the purser, farewell on the bridge, when the water was lapping thair feet, and gave a passenger hia lifebelt. Mr Hayes and Captain- Kendall then jumped into the water together. Mr Hayes wrb soon picked up, and Captain Kendall was found later clinging to wreckage.

Hundred? were drowned in their sleep

Sir Harry SetonKarr insisted on Mr Darling, of Shanghai, taking his belt. Mr Darling was saved.

His Majesty the King cabled to his uncle, the Duke of Coonaught, Vioerov of Canada, bis deep grief at the appalling disaster, and heartfelt sympathy with the mourners.

The Kaiser telegraphed to King George, deploring the. catastrophe and loss of valu , able lives.

Queen Alexandra and Prince Hensry o: Prussia telegraphod similarly.

Ottawa, June 1

The Premier (Mr Border. , ) read in the Dominion House of Commons Mr Massey's meesage at the appalling loss of life, and heartfelt condolence with the snflerers. Mr Borden replied: "Expressing deep and sincere appreciation for the me sage, and profound sympathy for those of your Dominion who have bden bereaved of relatives and friends by the disaster."

Hasting 3, June 1 Mr J. J. Craig, of Auckland, who is on a visit here, received a cable from Charlotte Town, Prinoe Edward Island, stating thai Mrs Craig, Mr J. C. Craig, and Miss Craig had postponed their departure and were not on board the Empress of Ireland.

Blenheim, June 1

Mies Tiriah Townehend is a daughter of the Hon. Ernest Edwin Townshend, Crown Land Kanger for Mariborough. and was travelling with her aunt, Mrs Hugh Wyn Price, of Auokland, Yesterday morning Mr Town , shend received a cable from Quebec stating thiit his danghter was safe but the aunt had been Jost and requesting that money and in* structions be cabled. Miss Townshend is a good swimmer, and received life saving and emergency training in the Blenheim baths

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CABLE NEWS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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CABLE NEWS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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