MRS. ASTOR ABLE TO GREET FAMILY

New York Evening Journal

HAS PARTLY RECOVERED FROM SHOCK AND EXPOSURE, HER PHYSICIAN ANNOUNCES

Mrs. John Jacob Astor was able to leave her bed yesterday for the first time since she returned on board the
Carpathia Thursday night after being rescued from the Titanic.  Some of her family were allowed to see her yesterday at her home at No. 840 Fifth Avenue, and to them she recounted her terrifying experiences.

Mrs. Astor's vistors were limited to the members of her family.  Mrs. William H. Force, her mother, and her sister, Miss Katherine Force, called in the forenoon, and in the afternoon Mr. Force, who is so crippled by a broken leg that  he still has to use crutches, spent nearly half an hour with his daughter.

Vincent Astor, who has been at the side of his stepmother since her arrival, left her yesterday for the first time.  Dr. Reuel B. Kimball, wo has attended Mrs. Astor, said last night she had recovered from the severe shock of her husband's death and the exposure she suffered.  He said she was able to leave her bed, although a nurse still attends her.

There is nothing but gloom at the offices of Colonel Astor, at No. 23 West Twenty-sixth Street.  Mitchell Morton, a negro who had  long been in the service of Colonel Astor, paid humble tribute to his employer.  He was on the verge of tears.

"Colonel Astor was a great man," he said, "and I knew if it ever came to a test he would not be found wanting. He died like the hero he had always been through life. A majority of the people never knew what a big man Colonel Astor was and what a big heart he had.  But he died just like he wanted to die, trying to help someone."

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Acknowledgements

Carole Lindsay

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