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ready for the shipwrecked men
among them. II '
Nearly every cabin passenger
was a multi-millionaire. , .
VNew York, t April 15. The
Titanic is the greatest of modern
leviathans, being ' even bigger
than the monster Olympic. ,
She' also is the most luxurious
ly fitted and furnished vessel ever
sent to pea.
She is B8&y2 feet long,, with a
92 foot beam. Her registered,
tonnage is 43,000 tons, and her
displacement 66,000 tons. 5,000
passengers could be accommidat
ed aboard her, 600 in the cabins.
She carried a crew'of 800 men.
Her captain, E. S. Smith, is the
veteran of the White Star ser
vice. This was the Titanic's maiden
voyage. , It was not begun well.
iVYhen she was drawing out from
Southampton docks, the suction
she created in the harbor dis
lodged the American liner New
York from her berth, breaking
the two heavy hawsers like pack
The New York swune: toward
the Titanic, and narrowly missed
plunging into her. This was re
garded as a bad omen by the
captain and crew of-the Olympic.
The passengers on the Titanic
included some of the best known
names in America. Mr. and
John Jacob Astor, Alfred G. Van
derbilt, Bruce Ismay, Clarence
Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Isadore
Straus, Countess Rothes, Archie
Butt, Mrs. L. Appleton, Mr. and
Mrs. Washington Dodge, and
Benjamin Guggenheim were
J; .- -. j - -
Thud Hello, Slap, I under
stand .you used to be more pros
perous than, you are, now.
Slap Yes; I know the day
when I used to roll in money.
Thud Is that so? When was
Slap When I was a drayman '
for the mint.
Thud Speaking of mint, I
used to own my own mint. Also l
several other herbs.
Slap That mint must have
been next to the bank.
Slap The "bank where thej
wild thyme grows."
Thud Speaking of better days,
I used to have a lot of real estate
in this town. But it was a dead
loss because I had to ride around
collecting the rent.
Slap How do you figure that
out you got the 'rent, didn't
Thud Oh, yes but the taxis
ate it up.
"You appear tovbe studying '
very hard, my boy," said the kind.'
old man. t
"Yes, sir," said the child.
"Is it a spelling book you have
my boyfc?" . "
"No, sir.-it's a baseball guide'
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