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LIFE. SAVING HINTS
It is well to be playing bridge
whist, for then you're sure to be
up and dressed. A group of card
players were ready to get info the
first Titanic lifeboat and were
Life preservers do not always
preserve life. Many of the -Titanic
passengers who jumped in
to the sea wearing life preservers
were swallowed up in the cold
A preserver is, however, a valu
able thing to- have on, if you are
hanging on to the Stern of Ja life
boat or a raft. Several passen
gers encased in life"" preservers
were saved when they floated
wfth'in reach of a raft or boat.
It is a deal safer to be the man
aging'director than the captain of
a Wrecked liner1."
An pfficer escaping from a
wreck rnight as well commit sui
cide,, But-an owner mus-t yell for
When the captain tells you
that there is no . danger, don't
place too much belief in his re
marks; hang aroUnd near the life
Many women passengers of the
Titanic who rusfied out at the
first shock were re'assured "by the
officers, who naturally and wisely
wished to prevent paniq, and re
turned to their berths to be
If you're a steerage passenger
when the boat is sinking make a
doorway, and make a noise like
Abraham Hyan, a steerage pas
senger from England, saved his
life by rushing up to the first
cabin deck and crowding into a
William T. Sloper of Hartford,
Conn., clad in a long white night
robe,' rushed up to the deck, and
in the hurry and absence of a
beard he was mistaken for a wom
an and hustled into a lifeboat.
Mrs. Henry B. Harris, widow
of the New York theatrical man
ager and play producer. Mrs.
Harris was put in the lifeboat by
her husband despite her plea that
they meet death together.
Nine Was Missing.
When my little girl, 'aged 6,
started to school the teacher ask
ed her name and address.
She said: ''My name is Mar
garet Collins ; I live at 10p Grove
stceetr but the 9 is, broken ofL."
Which was a fact." " "