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REVEAL FILL HORROR
Rescued From Imminent Death, Passengers
Tell of Harrow Escapes
and of Seeing Hundreds
Ciicago, July 24.?How the great
hulk of the Eastland, weighted with its
2,500 passengers, careened and threw
hundreds of its occupants to death in
the water of tf:e Chicago river was
graphically told by survivors. Most
of them were able to tell little beyond
the facts of their own escapes, but
these incidents go to make up a terrifying
picture of woe and death.
L. D. Gadory, employed as a cand
" butcher" on tJ-e steamer, was the first
eyewitness to tell a detailed story of
"It was about 7:40 o'clock this morning
and the boat was lying at the dock
near Clark street bridge load ng with
^ passengers," said Gadory. "Vvle were
m to leave in 20 minutes and the upper
f deck and cabins were crowded with
passengers. T:ere were hundreds of
women and children. I estimate that
. there were between 2,000 and 3,000 on
the boat at the time of the accident. I
i was standing on the lower deck near
ft the gangplank watching the people
R Listed and Rolled.
"Suddenly I noticed the boat list toward
the middle of the river. It rolled
slightly at first and then seemed to
stop. Then it started to roll again. I
shouted to tf:e crowd to keep still. ApI
parently a majority of the passengers
were on one side of the boat and this
had overweighted it and caused it to
list. The hawsers wfaich held the boat
to the dock snapped and the offilers
^ pulled the gang plank in and refused to
allow any more on the boat.
"At this time everybody was panicstricken,
women screamed and men
tried to quiet them. I ran back to the
port side where tJ:e gangway had been.
The boat then slowly drifted away
from the dock, rolling as it slipped into
midstream, and a moment later it tad
turned over on its side. I climbed
v over on the side of the boat and stayed
there until I was taken off by life
"Many of tfce passengers leaped into
the water as the tpat went over.
Scores of others were caught in the
. cabins and drowned. When the small
boats began coming out to us I worked j
with other survivors in taking pas- j
k c-pnP'Prc nut nf water and cutting!
1 holes in the cabins to remove bodies."
Mrs. Paulne Vantak, mother of three
children, was among the drowned. Her
children were believed to have been
lost. Henry Vantak, her Lnsband, was
pulled out of the water.
Could >ot Believe It.
"I could not believe the boat was
turning o?>er," Vantak said. "About a
dozen of the 15 persons on the upper
^ decks jumped." 'lhe rest were thrown
into the river.
"I did not see my wife or children
after tl-e boat turned. They were carried
into the river with the crowd.
Some one grabbed me around the neck
and kept pulling me. It was a woman,
but I couid not save her."
Policeman Henry Sasher, one of the
first to go to the rescue, said: "1 saw
scores of men and women, many holdinor
?! ilrfron nliinpro into the water. I i
?o > ?
jumped }nto a rowboat and pulled to
tile drowning. I think I got about 50
"The fire boat and tugs hurried to
the scene and picked up more than a
Capt. Henry Pedersen, 57 years old,
in command of fl:e boat, said:
* "I was on the bridge about ready to
pull out when I noticed the boat began
to list. I shouted orders to open
the gangways nearest the dock and
give the people a chance to get out.
The boat continued to roll and shortly
afterward the hawsers broke and the
I steamer turned over on its side and
L was drifting toward the middle of the
"When she went over I jumped and
held on to tfce upper side. It all* hapB
pened in two minutes. The cause is
a mystery to me. I have sailed the
W likes for 25 years and previous to that
mailed on salt water 12 years, and this
K is the first serious accident I ever had.
I do not know how it happened."
Chief Steward Albert Wycoff said:
"I was in the lunch room on the
i main deck when I noticed the boat
k beginning to list. Dishes fell out of
^ the rack and a scene of wild exciteH|
merit followed. I shouted for the people
to save themselves. A moment later
"^Tlumped into the water and managed
w to rescue three women."
William Barrett, a deck hand, said:
I "I was ready on the main deck at the
"I was on the main deck at the
boat started to list. I shouted warnings
to tlbe passengers around me and
tried to let go the hawser.. When the
*?K^t went over I climbed on the upper
side and helped to get.a cumber of
passengers into boats. It all -happened
in a few minutes.'
(Mrs. Emma QtDonn^ll of 'Berwyn,
111., said: "The steamer was getting
ready to leave and was crowded with
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won, step by step, through
and fair means only.
Pride in the maintenar
high standard cf Quality?in
'tation for Reliability?DLI
ABILITY?and "the Square
at all times.
' The B. F. Goodrich C
been making history in tie J
Industry, for more then 45 yc.
It has always Deen the I
It has almost nrj-er
"Boom," or the reaction t.
It has been Conservativ
'ts moves? never Experimer
its Customers' Expense, yet
lagging behind first place
It has been the Pion
nearly all great Improvement
in the Working of Rubber.
And, it has grown 5
sureiy, as wta c.o siupuxuuuuj
the largest Rubber Factory
World today, is that of The
Goodrich Co. at Akron, 0.
The Operations of this I
require, and utilize, more t
Acres of Floor Space, and T1
Goodrich Co. frequently e
more than 15,000 people.
NO other Rubber I
in the World b
much Crude I
manufacturing as it does mo:
90,000,000 lbs. of Rubber
It pays one-sixth of all th
in the City of Akron, which C
15 other Rubber Concerns, an
than 100,000 Population.
Some of its "White A
Fire Hose, made 'way back i
(30 years ago), is still doin;
service, because of the Precisit
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CipiC diiu ^/uuiny ?
behind all Goodrich Co. pr
Every day in the year, o
age, the operations of The
Goodrich Co. result in its re
more than i 30,000 pieces o:
and more than 350 Telegram
It manufactures 284 Clc
Some of these Classe
divide into large businesses,
Thus it makes 100 ki
Rubber Hose, 11 kinds of
Tubing, 8 kinds of Insulati
other wire, etc.
Every day, on averag
B. F. Goodrich Company I
?60 Miles of Insulatec
?14 Miles of Rubber ]
? 5 Miles of Rubber 1
excursionists. Tfce officers of the boat trie company's empl
pushed back the crowds which were city today. We had t
around the gangplank, in order to pull land, Petosky, The
it in. I think this "was what caused Racine and Maywoo
the boat to list. It never stopped after was the first boat
it started to roll and a few moments docks were crowded
later it was out in tlie middle of the who were to be tal
river on its side. I saw dozens of peo- boats nearby. One Un
pie drown around me, but was unable boat inspector and
to give assistance. By a great effort watched the Eastlam
I was able to climb on the upper side at the gangway and
of the boat and managed to hold on sengers as they we]
until taken off by rescuers." report shows there v
Trr gers on the Eastlanc
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Indiana Transportation company, who und^r tlle United Stal
was in charge of the excursion, said: ulations. I have no i
, _ , dent occurred."
Crowded With People. Hater> wh?
"We had chartered five steamers from a pier, said *1
for the excursion of the Western Elec- fee^ away when the t
?that is not ^
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s made ?the same rel
88 M m ableConstructor
teadlly, the same depenc
y,until able Servicein
toe without anythin
han 75 rliirtinns in Lis
isses of Only 5% Plus for this Bes
s sub" Non-Skid Tire
nds of *?????
Rubber Note following comparative prices. MA,W "B,
S(1 cind an<* "D" represent four Widely-Sold Non-Skid Tir
I TSTaZ I OTHER MAKES
p TVlP Size Safety
t? I IlC Tread "A" "B" "C"
30x3 $C.45 $10.55 $10.25 $16.35 $1
, _TT. 30x3^ 12.20 13.35 14.20 21.70 J
1 Wire. 32x3)4 14.00 15.40 16.30 22.85 J
ftose 34x4 2035 2230 2380 31-15 ?
36x4^ 28.70 32.15 33.60 41.85 <
^eiunfc,. 37x5 33 90 39 g0 41g0 49 g5 ,
oyes to Michigan j over. Some of the mer. on the boat
he steamers East- J were loosening some of the ropes. 11
odore Roosevelt, noticed one Ibeavy cable. still fast to'
d. The Eastland the stern. Then the boat began turnto
lead, and tlbe ing over on its side."
with passengers "Nine girls and I were in a stateten
on the other room having a little party of our own
ited States steam- and all of a sudden we felt the boat
. two assistants going over," said Miss Lottie Anderson.
1 load. They stood "We all fell into a heap. Screams
counted tlbe pas- of women in the other staterooms were
it aboard. Their j maddening. I fell into the water and
rere 2,500 passen-1 did not see my sister or any one of tJbe
I, its full capacity others after, that." ( 3
tes steamboat reg- Jose Brozak was saved, because his
idea how tine acci- coat caught on a nail. "My c<?at caught
on a nail when the boat went over and
) saw the accident I was held above tfce water," he said.
. was standing 100 "If it had not been for the nail I
>oat began to turn would now be at the bottom of the
?12,000 Battery Jars for L
trie Cars, ctc.
?Conveyor Belts that meas
as much as five feet wide and we
more than 3C74 pounds each.
?A Hard Rubber Dept. t
I alens employs -more than SCO n
^ All this in addition to its ot
Departments and the 21 Kinc<
bi Kutber lires it makes exclusive
yi the "Goodrich Safety " Tread A
III ry-VKIS Volume cf Rut
imrc^. B Euying, Manufactm
llfiP a Selling, with
iP corresponding reduction of 0'
Lkui.:,vti head Expense when divided c
\ so many classes, is what gives
s, v A the Goodrich Factory the loi
i- ^ Cost fcr Tire Manufacturing of
i9 $ highest Grade.
U 1 The Responsibility to so m
_ j | lines of Dealers and Consumen
_ 11 so mazy lines of Trade, i.s ^
* makes it so zealous in guarding
? Quality and Value of each Proc
? that beers the Goodrich name-*
;j| slow to launch new things t
1 thoroughly tested?so keen to m
* f|| Success sure and continuous, ral
Ji ' than dramatic and transient
| And cf all these Good:
JJ/fMI JTIUUUCJ.?, Li.c^L Wia^ii uvo*.
Imffly the measure cf our capacity,
Ills? Experience and Good-faith is
l[ffj$M Goodrich Safety-Tread Tire.
f|| It does this through giving
ffflp; greatest Mileage and Resilience
the field, at the fairest Cost,
B||m to Users.
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If "f T 7HEN you Test tl
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W 1/ UW(/WMW? uu;iv '
I * * Tires, and comp
f with others of considerably hig
price, you wiil then understand
Pride in Goodrich Standards
?A pride which results inG
rich Tires being made better <
year than they have ever been,
improved with each month's out
The Goodrich Safety-h
nTire today gives more Mileage t
cur own (or any other) plain-Ti
Tin* with nrslv about 5^ more (
to us and about 5% more prio
you than that cf our Plain Tr
?J This, in line with Goodrich
uC,y Policy?which is to base its chai
e?: only on its low Manufacturing C
no matter how much m or* price c<
7?7- be obtained for thQ greater effici
it develops from same materials
Pride which results in t
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river, I suppose, with the four others husban
of my party." pitched
Among those rescued was W. J. and Ha
Plamondon, an electrical engineer and hold or
cousin of Charles 'A. Plamon-don, who, Mr. Th
* " * * * *** '? T /3?Axrrr?/5
with his wire, lost nis me in uie ijuaitania
disaster. "My :
Mrs. William Peterson, wife of a were s
foreman at the Western Electric com- and all
pany, was pulled through; a port hole she sai
of the sihip to safety.
"I was pulled clear under water, and ^
when I came to the surface I saw two
bands reaching out of a port hole. They raj^:a
pulled me through. I don't know ?oraj,
whetfcer my husband, daughter and ?ores
sister-in-law were saved or not." zema
Mrs. H. A. Thoyer, 32 years old, told j
of clinging to her two children, Henry, __
7, and Helen, 8, after they and her Subs<
d, William Thoyer, had been
into the river. Mrs. Thoyer
rry were rescued. She lost her
i Helen and the daughter, with
oyer, are believed to have been
husband and I and tfte children,
tanding together on the deck
fell into the water in a heap,"
d. MI am a good swimmer."
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