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, the men we're hysterical, c They
fought each other to be first on
"It was horrible, and aH the
. time, the Oceana was rocking to
and fro,' and 1 had a feeling that
it wag 'sinking. '
v, "At .last t reached the deck. An
officer of the ship shouted" to me
to eo .toward the lifeboats. IJ
could not understand him. and a
sailor picked me up an'd carriecT
me to where the English mem
bers of the. crew .were- clearing
away the boats.
" 'Get into the first one you
cAn he cried. 'The ship's going
"Just as'the sailor left rne there
was a patter of bare feet along the
decks, and hoarse cries and
shouts. Itayas the Lastars of the
cre.w, Their eyes were blazing
with fear, and they were mad to
r get at the lifeboats and save
themselves. ' ' !
"The English Sfficers sprang
between us women and the. Las
cars. They drew revolvers, anJ
swore to kfll'the-first Lascar who
came a step farth'er along the
"The Lascars-hesitated, waver
ed, and then cowered back, -and
we wereaved from that.
"I saw the first lifeboat lower
ed. There nmst have beert twen
tyjjjwomen in it. "Tfitfy. Were all
clad in nightdresses, and some of
thein were sobbing. v
- "The boat never was launched
properly. Before is reached the
.water a " daviHiroke. Tfyeman
.who. .should have Been attending
it wasdriving the Lascars- ia"ck.
"The boat swayedinto the wa
ter sideways, and then turned
turtle. I saw the women flung
this'way ajnd that in the water,
and I .shut my eyes. I cotild not
loolc at what was happening.
"The officers of the ship could
do nothing. They were top busy
controlling th.e Lascars, and mar-.shalling-
the passengers, women
first, toward the remaining boats.
And the shore seemed so near.
"I do not remember "what hap
pended after that. I was just
half conscious. Some sailor pick
ed me up and put me in' a bdat, I
remember. And then v someone
helped me on a train, and I came
Eastbourne, Eng., March 16;
A French traveler arrived in this'
port with two of the bbdies of vic
tims of the wreck of the Oceanju.
Wanner Fair to- s
night and Sunday,
Sunday nightt for
Chicago a'nd vicin
ity; rising tempera-
.2K u": "ia-
freezing; brisk southerly winds.
Millionaire (to beggar) : Be off
with you, this minute !
Beggar: Look here, mister, you
needn't put on. so much side. The
only difference between you and
me is that yoji have made your
second million and I am still
-worjrihg for my first. . -
. . tb -U Jkv.