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Mrs. Straus jumped from the
lifeboat into which she had
stepped and clung desperately to
her husband that the efforts of
those about could not separate
them. They were last seen, arm
in arm, a moment before the
The story of Mrs. Allison's
heroism is told by her sister,
Miss Sadie Daniels. With the
Allisons were their little daugh
ter Lorraine and their seven-months-old
son, Wilbur. This is
the sister's story:
"Sister died rather than leave
"her husband, when the officers
refused to let both into the life
"boat. She said life was not
worth living alone and she went
downeven smiling, with her arm
"When the boat struck few
realized there' was any danger.
Herbert and Bessie laughed and
went back to dress. When we
stood together at the rail, as the
"boats were being sent away, I
was standing with Wilbur, and
Lorraine was with Herbert and
Bessie. Then came the order,
'Women only,' and an officer
tried to put Bessie in the boats.
Not without my husband,
she cried. 'You must,' cried the
officer, but Bessie threw her arms
around Herbert's neck and re
fused to leave him. Then after
the officer stopped trying to
force her into the boat she ran
to me, pushed me into the boat,
and threw liftle Wilbur after me.
"The boat was full, and she
gtcisped Lorraine with.one arm,
and her husband with the other,
and stood waving her hand, and,
it seethed to me, smiling, .as she
saw us rowing away.
"The last I saw, just as the boat
started to plimge to the bottom,
was Bessie, turning to her hus
band for a farewell kiss, as the
water washed to their knees. Lor
raine was holding to her mother's N
"Pop, why is it so cold at the
"Why, er-r-r-r, on account of
there being so much ice there."
Lofty Intentions. ,
Skidmore Don't you think
that the intentions of French
duelists are more honorable than
is generally conceded?
Hanks Oh, yesTas a rule'they
aim high. Tit-Bits.
Cleveland elated by her suc
cess with her municipal fish mar
ket, is going infor city sales of
potatoes, or some other staple.
Sold 1,500 lbs. of fish first day.