Hundreds of Residents of U.S. at the
French Capital Had Relatives Aboard the Titanic
Paris, April 16---The American colony in
The White Star office was besieged by weeping women, several of whom had sons on board. Among these was Mrs. William Dulles, who left the office in a state of collapse, supported by her friends.
There is hardly a leading hotel in Paris at which relatives of some of the passengers are not staying, and these are waiting anxiously for any scrap of definite news.
It has been clearly established that
Robert Bacon, United States ambassador to France, with his wife and daughter, had planned until a week ago to sail on board the Titanic, but in view of the delay in the arrival of Myron T. Herrick, his successor, Mr. Bacon, decided to postpone his departure and to leave by the French liner France on Saturday next
Among those in the second cabin who engaged their passages at the last moment at Cherbourg were Mrs. Irvan and Miss Lahman.
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