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Newarker Died with Others Clerks on Titanic, After Effort to Save Mails.----------REPORT MADE BY HITCHCOCK----------Special Service of the NEWSWASHINGTON, April 20---In a report received by Postmaster-General Hitchcock today, it was stated that the five postal clerks aboard the ill-fated Titanic died like heroes.After the crash came, disregarding all opportunities to be saved, they began carrying bags of registered mail to the upper deck, where it might be rescued.  The crew of postal workers was made up of five men, Oscar Woody, of Washington, D. C.; John S. March, of Newark, N. J.; W. L. Wynne, of Brooklyn, and Iago Smith, and E. D. Williamson, of England.While the passengers were being rescued these men continued their work of transferring the mail to the upper deck, and when they discovered that the situation was becoming dangerous they appealed to the steward to detail men to assist in bringing up the balance.The Titanic carried 3,460 bags of mail, approximating 7,000,000 pieces, of which there were 200 bags of registered mail containing about 400,000 pieces.

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