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HONOLULU, HAWAII, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1012.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
PAQE8 g TO 12.
ARMY OFFICER TELLS THRILLING
STORY OF TITANIC DISASTER
A TENNESSEE T
NEW YORK, April 18. Colonel Ar
chibald Grade, U. S. A., the last man
saved, wont down with the vessel, but
was picked up. He was mot tonight
by his daughter, who had arrived from
Washington and his son-in-law, Paul
Colonel Oracle told a remarkable
story of personal hardships and de
nied emphatically the reports that
thcro had been any panic on board.
He praised In the highest terms the
behavior of both the passengers -and
the crew and paid a high tributo to
the heroism of the women passengers.
"Mrs. Isldor Straus," he said, "went
to her death because she would not
desert her husband. Although he
pleaded with her to take her place In
the boat, she steadfastly refused and
when the ship settled at the head the
two were engulfed by the wave that
Carried Down With the Ship.
Colonel Grade told of how ho was
driven to the topmost deck when the
ship settled and was the solo survivor
after the wave that swept her just be
fore her final plunge had passed.
"I jumped with the wave," said ho,
"just as I often have Jumped with the
breakers at the seashore. By great
good fortune I managed to grasp tho
brass railing ont"ne deck above and 1
hang on by might and main. When
tho ship plunged down I was forced to
let go, and I was swirled around and
around for what seemed to bo an in
terminable time. Eventually I came
to the surface to find the sea a mass
of tangled wreckage.
"Luckily, t was unhurt and seized
a wooden grating floating near by.
When I recovered my breath I discov
ered a largo canvas and cork Hferaft
which had floated up. A man whoso
name I did not learn was struggling
toward 1J. from some wreckage to
which he had clung. I cast off and
helped him to get Into the raft and
wo then began tho work of rescuing
those who had jumped Into the sea
and were floundering In the water, j
Thirty On One tlferaft."
"When dawn broke thero were thir
ty of us on the raft, standing knee-J
deep In tho Icy water and atrald to'
move lest the cranky craft be over-1
turned. Several unfortunates, be
numbed and half dead, besought us
to save them, and one or two made an
effort to reach us, but we had to warn
them away. Had we mado an effort
to save them we all might have per
Declares No One Was Shot.
Colonel Graclo denied with cnipha
els tjhat any men wore llred upon and
declared that only once was a revol
ver discharged. "This was for the pur
pose of intimidating some steerage
passengers," he said, "who had tum
bled Into a boat before it was pro
Tared for launching. This shot was
llred In the air and when the foreign
ers were told that the next would bt
directed at them, they promptly re
turned to the deck. There was no
confusion and no panic."
"Before I retired," said Colonel
Grade, "I had a long chat with
Charles M. Hays, president of tho
' Grand Trunk Railroad. One of the
I last things M. Hays said to me was
'this : "The White Star, the Cunard
and tho Hamburg-American lines are
! devoting their attention and ingenuity
In vying with each other to attain
j the supremacy In luxurious ships and
j In making speed records. The time
I will come when this will bo capped by
some appalling disaster' Poor fel
low! A few hours later he was dead."
"The conduct or Colonel .John Jacoh
Astor was deserving of the highest
praise," Colonel Grade declared. 1 The
millionaire New 'Yorker,' he said, "do
voted all his energies to -saving his
i young bride, nee Miss Force of fJow
York, who was in . delicate health.
Colonel Astor and His' Bride.
"Colonel Astor helped us In our ef
forts to get her Into the boat, r lifted
her Into the boat, and as sho took he
3? lCK OFTHE C
! In the course of n year or fo, Su
perintendent Pojie. of the educ-.itionnl
department, receives many appllca
Hons from different parts of the
wor 1. Positions aB tetchers are
souki.i i many pomoiiE. of both sexoo,
and some of tho applicants have but
faint Ideas of what is necessary to
' know In order to hold teachers' Jobs
t xno uoasi man mai arrived mes
j day brought r.n application from a!
gentleman, who retidefl away down In!
j Tennessee. He appears to have been
j in a hurry when ho wrote tho note
, nnd evidently was short on writing pa
per. The application was written on
a single sheet of small tablet paper,
i which hed been torn off the pad any
, old way. Judging from the Jagged ap-
r . I . . .. .- ..... ..1
(ivniam-f ui nil' u III Wit- nilt-oi. jj
lieu ink was umd and the RppMHOi
who t corned the uko of the cupttif!
went on to sn "i feel competes
Teaching any of your Rood aehnoTsJ
am a Prlmarv Teacher. I.ot me lie
from you .Mr. Supt."
"I got all sorts of Hppllcattonss
said Mr. Pone this mornln.'"Uul thii
ono from Tennessee is the limit." J
The reappointment of teacher ,Wfil
come up at tho school commissioner?
meeting In June. The exact date"?
the meeting will be set some time
next week. It Is expected that theig
will be but few changes made In tho
different staffs this yer.r. Some of tjuj
teachow In tho outlying diitrlcts hag!
applied for transfers to Honolulu and
it may be that a few will be acepmj
NEW YORK, April 20 Life pre
rervcrs were tho salvation of a num
ber of tho TItanlc's survivors, and the
pile of them on the Carpathlu's do'.;
Is mute testimony to this effect. I'r c
tlcally every one who remained on tho
Titanic nfter tho last lifeboat had been
put off wore a life belt By this menus
many were able to keep alloat and
swim around until pulled aboard the
THE REBUILT SONOMA AND THE .
NEW OCEANIC LINE SERVIl
Saji Francisco Call, April 21.
There is a new queen of tho Pacific.
It Is the Oceanic Steamship Com
pany's liner Sonoma. On a trial run
yesterday as far as the Farallones,
the ship that will inaugurate the res
toration of fast direct service be
tween the United States and tho anti
podes, not only attracted general ad-
place Colonc: rstor requested perroia dered every one to ruBii to smruoard.
sion of tho sf cond oll'.uur to go With This we did, and wo found the crew
i i. t.i.r.to.lnn tt-vlnt tn iet n Imnt nit tn flint rinnr.
.. : . . 1 "t .. t.' n BlOTt Iun L route to Australia,', lBV wn -w nnA hr,eht nnd the
WO, S1V, reiJllUU LUU UU!Ct'rt liui f iui. iiciu i bum mc i - mi jumu i u1iro ho will M 11 -
tran shall go on a l oat until tVo wo Thayer and George B. Widencr of , " ... northwest wind had kicked up a sea
NOTED VISITOR RETURNING.
, Abert t. Matthows Vi due here mrnti0n but behaved admirably. The
men are all off!' Philadelphia." 1 x- 1 o ... sufficiently boisterous to test tho sea
men are uii uu. numuuimi. New ork Sun coirc.pondent with the' , ... ., ,. .
"Colonel Astor then Inquired ti- Colonel Grade said that despite the battleship licet. He afterward wrote EolnB 1ualltles r tno smP- inrouGi
number of tho boat which was lower- warnings of Icelergs no slowing down n book about the cruise In which he' wavos that Played nltch and toss wlUx
cd away, and turned to tho work of of spccU-as ordered by the mm.-gave Honolulu a fine description. Mr.! smaller vessels tho Sonoma romped
clearing other hosts and' reassurnt mander of the Titanic. Thero were Matthews has been one of tho editors! nt a 1G' knot Ba,t wItb- tno d'snlty
the frightened and nervois women other warnings, too, he said. 0f the New York Sun for many yetrs.Jf a Spanish don, and tho steadiness
By this time the ship began to list Ship Running at High "peed. ! He was formerly president of tho Cor- of a church.
frightfully to port. This became so "In the twenty-four hours' run end- nell Alumni Association and It presl- Tho last time tho Sonoma was out
dangerous that the second officer or- (Continued on Page Ten.) dent of the class of 1883, 'side tho heads was August 31, 1907.
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then tho liner swung wun mo uu
at an anchorage In Mission BayJI
Enough of a crow was kept on boaroj
to prevent tho deterioration that usu-j
any accompanies laioneos, ana mum
it was decided to put the Sonoma and
its twin sister, tho Ventura, in com;
mission again both ships were in flrati
The Sonoma that went on Its
trial trip yesterday Is to all Intent!?
and purposes a now ship. To pr&3
pare tho liner for active service thcr
vessel was turned over to tho Unloi
Iron Works and practically robull
Engines and boilers were taken outi'
New foundations were built for both.1
Tho boilers, retubed, were reinstalled'
and so arranged that ono big smoko-
stock now performs the work of tho
(Continued on Page Ten.)
invites your presence on the Opening
Night- Saturday, May 4th.
To Celeb rate
A special table d'hote dinner will
be served. $2 per plate. Tables may
be reserved now.
will find every provi-;
sion for their convenience and comfort
The Ventilation System
is the moM
modem. The place is as cool as your:
Special Star Performers have;
been engaged for the Opening Night.;
Alexa nder You ng
Formal Opening: Saturday, 6 p. m. May 4th