Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
through" Moirpcco, Ind., and
Grant Park, 111., killing ten per
sonsin the former place and five
in the latter.
Miss Mary Yates, of Toronto,
has got a place on Canada's gov
ernment lecturing staff, by know
ing a whole lot about poultry.
TITANIC DISASTER MAY MARK TURNING POINT IN
THE RACE OFvMONEY-MAD PEOPLE
yhen the" Titanic sank the whote world gasped. The Titanic
made us all see for an instant What we had been blind to.
The Titanic made us see that' the multi-millionaire in the suite-de-luxe
and the stoker in the firehold are the same clay. Death is
the end 'of each.
The beautiful woman who traveled in the suite-de-luxe paid a,s
much for her five days of luxurious travel as one o the bright-eyed
immigrant girls in the steerage would be able to earn in ten long
years of hard work. Death to each was bitter.
While the ship was on its way and the doors were closed be
tween the first 'and the second and the third classes there were -a
lot of things that seemed to count and chief of these seemed to be
the ability to pay.
Then death battered down the steel doors of the steerage and,
tore aside-the silken hangings of the first cabin and the world
Death had stalked in upon those who had gone to sea fn this e x
ucwwjl, greatest, most luxurious snip siaiKeu in upon tnu&c(wuu
were on" board for pleasure arid upon those who had been urged-r
driven' from native land by the hope of moreTireid and less sweat
in the new world. .
Then some sixteen hundred people rich and poor were
caught in,a death trap and drowne(f like rats.
The world shuddered. y.
Daniel Guggenheim, whose brdther was drowned, said
"These 1,500' lives is a frightful price to pay for safety on the sea.
It is a rightful crime."
And that is true. .The ship had luxury without lifeboats. The
luxuries'were for the first cabin, but the lifeboats were for all.
Daniel Guggenheim is the head of the smelter trust and one
of the world's .great mine owners. ,,
In the COAL mines of the United States alone last year, more
than twice as many lives, were lost as on the Titanic.
The world gasps at the Titanic and yet it is the, same sortf
death that 83 miners suffered at Jedd, W. Vav that 100 miners met
at Bryceylfe, Tenri., that overtook 250 miners at Jacobs Creek in
Pennsylvania, and 265 at Cherry, 111. Shall we say that the fate
. J ;.'..lifttjii, :