AS 1 TITANIC INT TO IT'S GRAVE
The Titanic was 1,799 miles from
Queenstown and 1,191 miles from
New York, speeding for a maiden voy
age record. Tbe night was starlight,
the sea glassy. Lights were out in
most of the Btatcrooms, and only two
or three congenial groups remained
in the public rooms.
In the crow's nest, or lookout, and
on the bridge, officers nnd members
of the rrew were at their nlnres.
Appalling Of All Sea Tragedies awaiting relief at midnight from their
Boat Strikes Berg and Then , Oangtr Warning Sounded.
n ... rij Drown Man At 11:43 came the sudden sound of
Boilers Explode Brave M&n o conss a warnmB of mmtMM
and Women Meet Death Withr k , , ,
l ue l ssu Rpamsi uie ivnwvrg
had been sighted at only a quarter of
a mile, came almost simultaneously
with the dick of the lovers operated
by those on the bridge, which stopped
the engines end doted the water
Captain Smith U on the br;dse a
moment later giving orders for the
1ummonin( of nil on board, and for
the putting on of life-preservers nni
the lov.orir.g of IKehoats.
Many Men in First Boats.
Graphic Description Given
By a Reporter.
1,726 Lives Lost in This Most
BY CARTER P. HURO.
smrr Hcnuner, Hi V. VNti who nr.
rlvril on the tnrnntbla.
Itonyrlsht. lt13. M Pv.llt
I nnui i nil rlal-.l rrwnwi.
An? vlolatlna or this rupjTlKhl "III
he vlcornrtaly prosecuted by the K. i
New York. April 10 Seventeen :
hundred lives the tig ;res will hardly :
MM ! ntfhr itirnHnn hv mnre til a P
. . ( " ,, cinitns ' The first boats lowered conialneci
ii lew uu.Vii neir ..-fl.. ... ".- - -
.if ti-o Tltanle which rtnirK an ice
Remarkable Heroism Dis
played by All.
Enforcement of the Rule "Women
First" Sunders Family Ties
Forever Famous Americans
Show Elements of Strong Man
hoodPassengers in Lifeboats
Watch Great Steamer Sink.
herg it 11:48 P- Sunday and v,n,
at the ocean's bottom 2 aouri and 3?
The printed rolll of llrst and sec
ond cabins, compared with the '.1st of
the survivors on the Carpathia. show
that of 341 first-cabin passengers. 22
were saved. 14 of them women and
children: and that of 262 second
cabin rassenyers. lir. were saved 102
of them women and children, of tho
third-class rnssencers. SOI in nv.tn-
tier, inrt survive, of whom
women and Children.
Of 9S5 officers nnd crew. V), In
chidlne 1" women, roaehed tb Car-
rnthia. A few In encb chiss dout
escaped enumeration on the Carp
tbla. 1.628 Are L'nacc-unt-d For.
Accepting UM estimate of the Car-,
patbia's officers that TOO survivors ;
reached the ship, comparison with the
total. MM, shows that 1.6SS are uti
There is but t'.'.e faintest hope that
any of these reached any other ship.
Reports that the California, a cattle
ship, may have rescued a few persons, j
have given merciful rpppite from ttt-j
ter despair to some of the women.
Cause. responsibility and similar
nuestlons regarding the stupendous
disaster will be taken up In time by
tbe British marine authorities. No
disposition hr.s been shown by nnv 1
survivor to question the courage of
the crew, hundreds of w'.fom tr.ved
others and save their own lives with
a heroism which equaled, b it could
not exceed that of John .Tneob Aster.
Heury B. Harris, Jacques Futrelle nnd
ethers In the long lis? cf the first
Qtf.cers Knew Icebergs Were Near.
Facts which I have established by
Inquiries OD the Carpathia. as posi
tively as they could be established iu .
view of the silenco of the few surviv
ing officers, are:
Th.it the Titnnic's officers knew,
several hours before the crash, of the
possible nearress of Icebergs.
That the Tltanlc's speed, nearly 23
knots an hour, was not slackened.
That the number of lifeboats on the
Titanic was Insufficient to accommo
date much more than one-third of the
passengers, to say nothing of the
crow. Moat members of the crew
say there were 16 lifeboats and two
eollapstbles: none say there were ,
more than 2" boats In all. The 700 '
who escaped filled most of the 16 life-1
boats and the one collapsible which
got away to the limit of their capac
ity. , "Vcnen First" Rule Enfc-ced.
Thnt the "women first' rule, in j
some cases, was applied to the extent
Of turning back men w-ho were with
their families, even though r.ot enough
WOBMH to fill the boats w ere at hand :
on that, particular part of the deck.
Some few boats were thus lowered
without being completely filled, but
most, of theie were soon filled with
Fallors and Ftewards. picked up out
of the water, who helped man them.
That the bulkhead system, thoush
probably working In the manner in
tended, availed only to delay the
ship'.-, linking, the position and 'fnrth
r.r tbl "hip's wound ion the s'arboord
qnarteri admitted Icy water which
caused the hollers to explode and
hese explosions practically bro'e the
rhlp In two.
Bulkheads Rendered Ineffective.
Had the ship struck the Iceberg
head-on. at whatever speed, and with
whatever resultant shock, the bulk
head system of watertight compart
ments would probably have saved the
vessel. As one man expressed It. It
was the "impossible" thnt happened
when, with a shock unbelievably mild,
the ship's side was torn for a length,
which made the bulkhead system In
mora men than the latter ones, as tbe
men were on deck tint and not
enough women to fill them.
When, a moment later, tbe rush of
frightened women and crying chil
dren to the deck began, enforcement
of the "women first" rule became rlg'd
Officers loading some of the boats
drew revolvers but In mo-t crises the I on those dec
men. both passengers and crew, be
haved in a way that called for no such
Report Captain Shot Self.
Revolver shots, heard by many
persons shortly before the end of the
Titanic, caused many rumors One
wai that Captain smith ihot himself,
p3s tnc'lier was that First Officer Mur-
nurse and was taken In charge by
MaJ. Artli.ir I'euchen.
The admiration lelt by pavscngcrs
and crew for the matchlessly appoint
ed vessel was translated. In those
first few moments. Into a confidence
which, for ronie, proved deadly.
Lifeboats Arc Lacking.
In the lending of the llrst boat, re
strictions Ot sex were not made, and
It seemed to the men who piled in be
side the women that there would be
boats enough for all. Hut the ship's
officers knew better than this, nnd as
the spreading lear caused an earnest
advance toward the suspended craft
the order, " Women first!" was heard,
and the men were pushed aside.
To the scenes ot the next two hours
nnd in the waters be
low, such adjectives as "dramatic"
and "tragic" do "jut poor justice. With
the knowledge of deadly peril gaining
greater power carh moment ow-r
those men and women, the nobility
of the greater part, both among cabin
passengers, Officers, crew and steer
age, asserted Itself.
Straus Held Beck by Guard.
Uulcr Straus, supporting bis wife
en her way to a lifeboat, was held
1 l ack by an Inexorable guard. Another
I officer strove to help her to a seat of
I safety, but she brushed away his arm
and clung to her nuAar.d, crying. "I
I will not go without you."
Another woman took her place, and
I her lorm, clinging to her husband s.
! became part of a picture now drawn
Indelibly tn many minds. Neither wile
I nor husband, so far as anyone knows,
i reached a place of safety.
Astor and Wife Part.
Colonel Astor. holding his wile's
; arm, stood decorously aside as the
I officers Ipokl to him, and Mrs. Astor
lock ended his life smith.. Murdoch
and Sixth Officer .Moody are known
to have been lost The surviving of
fleers, MghtOller, ritman. BOtball and
Lowe have m?do no statement.
Member, of the crew discredit f.ll
ren r's of sulclds. and say Captain
Fm:th remained on the bridge until
just be'ore the ship sank, leaplna only
after those on thl decks had been
Woihed away. It Is also rol.ved that.
When a rook later fought to pull
him aboard B lifeboat he ex-Maimed I
"Lai me go!" and. Jerking away, went
What became of thl men with life-
preservers la a qucitlon asked since I end Lor maid were ushered to seats,
the disaster by many perins The ! Mrs. Henry n. Harris parted In like
preservers did their work of support- manner from her husband, saw him
Ing their wearers In the water until last at the rail, beside Colonel Astor.
ID Captain Srulth's
moments after the crash, was an
other whose Wife was parted from
i Itn and lowered, a moment later, to
ihe surface of the calm sea.
Butt. Hays and Stead Lost.
Of Major Archie Butt, a lavorlte
With his tellow tourists; of Charles M.
Hays, president of the Grand Trunk;
of Benjamin Guggenheim, and of Wil
liam T. Stead, no one seems to know
whether tbey tarried too long In their
staterooms or whether they forebore
U approach the fast filling boats.
None of them was In the throng
which, w eary hours afterward, reached
Pistols Check Steerage Men
the ship wrt.t down. Many o( those
'.rnwn into the vortex, despite the
preseivers. did r.ot come up .'gait.
Dead bodies floated cn tbe surface as
the las: beats moved away.
Band P:ays as Ship Sinki. .
To relate that the ship's strlnj b.-.ud
gathered In the saloon, near tbe end,
;.ud played .Nearer, My UuU, to
Thee," sounds like au attempt to give
an added solemn color to a scene
which was in itseh the climax or sol
emnity. But various passengers and
survivors ot the crew agree lit the
declaration that they beard the music.
To some ot the hearers, with hus
bands among the dying men In the
water and at the ship s rail, the strain
brought In thought the words:
"So, by my woes I'll be
Nearer, my God. to thee,
Nearer to thee."
"Women and children first," was the
order in the filling of the Tltanlc's
lifeboats. How well that order was
fulfilled the list ot missing first and
second cabin passengers bears elo
quent witness. "Mr." Is before almost
Chose Death With Hnijar.ds.
Mrs. lsidor Straus, who chose death
rather than to leave her husband's
side; Mrs. Allison, who remained be
low with her husband and daughter,
and ethers who, in various ways were
kept from entering the line ot those
to be saved, are striking examples of
those who faced the disaster calmly,
To most of the passengers the mid
night clash did not seem of terrific
force. Bridge players in the smoking
room kept on with their game.
Once on deck, many hesitated to
enter the rwinging lifeboats. The
glassy sea. the starlit sky, the ab
sence. In tbe first few minutes, of in
tense excitement, gave them the teel
lnrr that there was only some slight
mishap that those who got into tbe
boats would have a chilly half hour
l.elow, and might later be laughed at.
It was such a feeling as this, trora
all accounts, which caused John Ja
cob Astor and his wiie to reruse the
places offered them In the first boat
and to retire to the gymnasium. In
the same way H. J, Allison. Montreal
banker, laughed at the warning, and
his wile, reassured by him, took her i and
time about dressing. They and their
daughter did not reach the Carpathia.
Their son, less than two years old, which led them to th
Walter M. Clark of Los Anueles
nenhev of thp Mnnt.m.i Berntnr another
Joined the line of men as his young
wife, sobbing, was placed In one of :
"Let nlm como! Tliet; 13 ;oou:!" j
cried Mrs. Eml! Taussig as the men
Of. the White Star line motioned to I
h.r husband to leave her. It was with
difficulty that he released her hold to
penult her to be led to her place.
George D, idener. who had been
manifestly bat a. matter ot moments,
the oarsmen polled their boats away,
and the chilling waters began to echo
splash after splash as passengers and
sailors In life preservers leaped over
and started swimming away to es
cape the expected auction. .
Icy Water Brings Death.
Only the hardiest or constitutions
could endure for more than a few mo
ments such a numbing bath. The
first Igonaus strokes gave way to
heartbreaking cries of "Help! Help!"
and stiffened forms were seen, tbe
faces relaxed in death.
Revolver shots were heard n tbe
ship's last moments. The first report
spread among the boats was tbat Cap
tain Smith had ended his life with a
bullet. Then It was said that a mate
hnd shot a steward wbo tried to push
his way upon a boat against orders.
None of these tales have been veri
fied, and many of the crew say th
captain, without a preserver, leaped
in at the last and went down, refusing
a cook's offered aid.
Last Lifeboat Is Capsized.
The last or the boats, a collapsible, 1 you
was launched too late toget away 1
and was overturned by the ship's
sinking. Some of those In It all, say
some witnesses found safety on a
raft, or were picked up by lifeboats.
In the Marconi tower, almost to the
last, the loud click of the sending In- ;
Rtrument was beard over the waters j
Who was receiving the message, those
In the boats did not know, and they
would least of all have supposed that 1
a Mediterranean ship In the distant ,
Couth Atlantic track would be their
Muclc Was a Sacrament.
As the screams In the water multi
plied another sound was heard, strong 1
at first, then lalnter In tbe distance.
It was the melody of the ,hymn
I "Hearer, My God. to Thee." played by
i the string orchestra in the dining
I saloon. Some of tbose on the water
i started to sing the words, but grew
silent as they realized that for the
man Wl)0 played, the music was a sac
rament soon to be consummated by
death. The serene strains of the
hymn and the frantic cries of the dy
Inn blended In a symphony of sorrow.
Titanic Goes to Bottom.
Led by the green light, under the
light of the stars, the boats drew
away, and the bow, then the quarter,
then the stacks, and at last the stern
of the marvel-ship of a few days be
fore passed beneath the waters. Tbe
great force or the ship s sinking was
unaided by any violence of the ele
ments, and the suction, not so great
as had been feared, rocked but mildly
'.he group of boats now a quarter of a
i mile distant from It.
I Sixteen boats were In the forlorn
procession which entered on the terri
ble hours of rowing, drifting and sus
pense Women wept for lost bus
bands and sons. Sailors sobbed lor
the ship which had been their pride
Men choked back tears and sought to
comfort the widowed. Perhaps, they
said, other boats julght have put off In
direction towara tne lasi.
fhev strove, though none too sure
themselves, to convince the womeu ot
the certainty that a rescue ship would
Carprthia Brings Joy.
iCar'.y dawn brought no ship, but not
long after f. a. m. the Canmtbla. far
out of her path and making 18 knots
an hour instead of her wonted 15
showed her single red and black
Alimony la the cement that la some
times used to mend a broken heart
At we grow more sensible we refuse drug
ostomies and take Instead Nature', herb
euro, Garfield Tea.
Nothing disappoints some women
more than to find that a scandal lent
"Tbe boy has the aviation fever.
"That accounts for the rise In Mi
I hand my husband the bills.
Then he foots them."
pilks crRKn in e to lajo,
III mHH nvucj 11 a,
hunt fan. to
Bit nil nf or Protruding
cur any m or neoias.
Mother When he went to kiss yon.
why didn't you call mc?
Daughter Why, mn, I never lm
glned that you wanted him to kiss
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very modest woman. .
We shall not particularise here as to tbe
tbose peculiar affection, incident to women, but tnoso
wanting full Information as to their symptoms sd
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The winter afternoon' was like June,
and, taking tea under a palm on the
lawn of the Royal Poinclana at Palm
Beach, a sportsman said:
"This morning I photographed an
alligator. My boy, to get him, stripped
and waded Into the water up to his
chin. The boy felt about with his
feet In the mud till he found a big
'gator. Then he ducked down, grabbed
the 'gator by the nose and dragged
Mm slowly ashore to his waiting
"But," said a girl in white, "wasn't
"Not a bit."
"But I thought alligators ate you!"
"No, no." said the sportsman. "You
are confusing the alligator with the
crocodile. The Indian crocodile eats
men and women, but the Florida alli
gator Is as harmless, literally as
harmless, as a cow."
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Rwflnif Although it is Wounds heavier than ordmary
roo6ng, every ounce of its wcignt serves 10
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near z - .1
THERE ARE OTHERS.
Beginning a proper name with
small letter is a capital offense.
To overcomt- constipation and resultant
Ills, take liartield Tea, a pure herb lamtivs.
Saving His Money.
Owens Say. lend me a fiver.
llowens If you'd save your own
money you wouldn't have to borrow
from your friends.
Owens Hut it's because I want to
save my own money that I borrow
from my friends
"Gruet bujs more than he con pay
"Yes; he has radium tastes and a
Miss Gusher Oh, please tell met
Do you think poets have to be born?
The Poet's Wife Yes, borne with.
To Take a Different Route...
"Sistern and brethren," exhorted
Fncle Abraham, a recent promotion
from the plow to the pulpit, "on de
one side er dls here meetln' house la
a road leading to destruction, on de
udder Is a road gwlne to hell and
damnation. Which you gwlne pu
goo? Dar Is the Internal question:
Which is you gwine pursoo?"
Law, Ilrer Abraham," spoke Sis
ter Ellra from the back row, "I speck
I'm er gwine home too de woods!"
company a tew 1 smokestack upon the horizon. In the
tov of that moment, the heaviest
griefs were forgotten.
Soon afterward, Captain Hostron
and Chief Steward Hughes were wel
coming the chilled and bedraggled
arrivals over the C.trpathia's side
Men Praised by Women.
One 01" the few women able to give
r.n account of the disaster was Miss
Cornelia Andrews of Hudson, N. Y
Miss Andrews said she was In the last
beat to be picked up.
"The behavior of the men," she said,
"was wonderful the most marvelous
1 have ever beheld."
Did you see any shooting?" she
! was asked.
Simultaneously on the upper decks . "No," she replied, "but one oftlcer
01 the ship the ropes creaked with the lM 6a'y j,e. would shoot some of the
lowering cf boats, und bs they reached ; steerage who were trying to crowd In
the water those In the boats saw : ,0 the boats. Many jumped from the
vnat tnoe on tne necks coulrt not
-.pp. th:it Thp Tirnnlr- mmm llatln r-ar,.
idly to starboard, and that her stern
was rising a: a portent tous angle. A !
rush of steerage men toward the
boatl wan checked by officers with
revolvers In hand.
Some of the boats, crowded tco full
to give rowers a chance, drifted for a I
time. None had provisions or water. '
taere was a lack of covering from the 1
icy air, and the only lights were the ;
till undlmmed atcs and Incandescetits
of the settling ship, save lor one ot 1
the first boats. There a steward, who 1
explained to the passengers that he
had been shipwrecked twice before,
appeared carrying three oranges and a
Green Lantern at Savior.
That green light, many or the sur
vivors say, was to the shipwrecked
hundreds as the pillar of tire by night.
Long after the Ihlp had disappeared,
wnue confusing false lights
dr.nced about the boats, the green fan
tern kept them together on the course
decks. I saw a boat sink.
.. . , 1. .
.AUKS Anurvwt, u piuuui-
rind to the collapsible boat
was carried Into a lifeboat by his As the end of the Titanic became
overturned. She said that the sinking
of the ship was attended by a noise
such as might be made by the boilers
exploding. Sue was watching the ship,
she said, and It looked as if it blew
up; anyhow. It broke in two.
Henry Stengel of Newark said it
was only the forethought of a member
of the boat crew who was quick-wit
ted enougn to snatch up three green
lights that saved a number ot the
lives of those adrift in the tiny life
"These green lights," he said
"shining through the darkness en
abled the sther boats' crews to keep
close together lu the ice tilled wa
ters." Mr. Steugei put his wife In a boat
and then followed. He said that early
the next morning, shortly after they
had been picked up, they saw floating
far away a gigantic Iceberg, with twe
peaks shining lu tbe morning sun
This was the berg tbat sent the Tl
tanlc to the bottom, be thought.
Smelting the Matter, Anyhow.
Little Harold lives In Broad Ripple.
His mother got him ready for bed
one cold night, and to be sure he
would be warm enough during the
night she took extra precautions, re
latcs the Indianapolis News. After
she had put on his little fuzzy paja
mas she tucked him carefully In be
tween the wool blankets. Then, to
make doubly sure she got a hot water
bottle for him and the youngster
was apparently as snug as could be
with only his little nose sticking out
from beneath the covers.
When his mother had finished the
tucking-ln job she turned down the
light Soon the entire family was In
bed. But Harold is like most young
sters. He loves his mother, and wish
es lots of attention. So in his child
mind he figured out a. way to get her
to his bed.
"Mamma," he walled, "I'm cold!"
"Nonsense, son!" replied his moth
er, and she never made a move to go
to his rescue.
The little boy tried the opposite.
"Well. I'm hot, then!" be yelled.
He gazed tenderly Into her eyes as
"Life," she murmured dreamily, "l,
after all. nothing but a romance '.n
which we are characters, moving hith
er and yon ns the supreme author "f
our being directs."
"And in the novel of your life.'
said he, tenderly, "where do I cotr.e
"You?' she answered with a smile.
"Oh, you are let me see one, two,
three you are Chap Seventeen."
Ezra Pound, the poet, was talking
at the Author's club, lntNew York,
about Shelley's cremation.
"Cremation, although beautiful." he
said, "lends itself to ribald jest in a
way that sepulture doesn't.
"Who can forbear a smile at
Franl; I. Cobb used to be a reporter
In Detroit and knew intimately a for
mer governor of the state of Michi
gan, who was renowned among other
things for his ability as a free-hand
One night Cobb was dining with the
ex-governor nnd his family. A mes
senger came in to tell the host that
one of his pet political schemes had
just been defeated through the bun
gling of a lieutenant The old man
ripped out a string of dark blue ones.
"Now, j a." said his wife, "you prom
ised me you would quit cursing."
"Marie." said the ex-governor. "I'm
not cussing - this Is Just the way I
talk!" Philadelphia Saturday Even
ing Poit ,
thought or that devoted young ma
tron, who, her front steps being cov
ered with sleet, sprinkled her first
husband's ashes over them in order
that her second husband might de
scend in safety?"
Smiling himself, Mr. Pound re
sumed: "And who could forbear another
smile at the thought of the young
widow on the blustery March morning
who entered her drawing room to find
that the wind had overturned the vase
which contained her husband's re
mains? " 'Pshaw,' she said, 'now isn't it just
like George to throw his ashes all
over my new Klimanshah rug!'"
Something in It. ':
Governor Beryl Carroll of Iowa hae
an amusing story of a state senator
whose amusing appearance might pos-
j slbly lead one to mistake him for a
the laboring man. but who Is as sensitive
as a woman to all unpleasant circum
stances. "This man." said Governor Carroll,
"happened to be standing outside a
Des Moines undertaking establish
ment, conversing with a friend on
political matters, when one of the
employees came out of the shop and
" 'Say, will you give us a lift with
I a casket?' "
j "The senator shuddered and replied
j "'Is there is there anything in
" Sure,' came the hearty reply,
I 'there's a couple of drinks lit it!'"
; Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post.
LIFESAVING APPLIANCES WERE
INADEQUATE, SAY SURVIVORS
Hm Inrk. April h. Thr follovrl.at
Mteinnf laaoeij by a committee mt the
MUrlvtnaf paaaenicera nn. given the
prraa on thp arrWnl of tbe Carpathia 1
We, the aeratamed aarvlvtas pn-M-tit.-r
'ram the teamahlp Titanic, la
artier to forrnfall aur aeaaatloaal or
capttccratcd atnlvmeata. drem It aur
dafr i stive fn tbe preae a tatemrni
at faeni which have come to our knowl
edge anil Vrbteh we bellcvr ta be truei
(lu J-uadnv. April 14. 1012. at about
lli-tti p. m.. oa a cnld. starlight night In
a anioolb Kra aad .villi ao aaoon, the
ablp atenck an Iceberg which had been
reported to bridge hy lookout, but
not rsrl.r cnoiirb to avoid rolllalm.
stepa were rukcu to aeoertaln the
damnxr nnd v punaragrra aad ablp.
Ordcra were given to pat an life bMa
mm ihc beat were lowered.
he arrived oa thr aceae ot the disas
ter about 4 a. in. Moadar.
The uMlcera aad rrew at the ateam
ahlp Carpathia had beea preparlag all
night for the rr.cur aad comfort of
tbe aurvlvora. unit the laat mentioned
were received on bonrd with tbe most
touching enre nnd kindness, every at
tention belno; glvea. Irrespective of
Tbe pasacngcrs, otSrera aad crew
gave up gladly tbrlr staterooms, cloth
ing aad comforta for oar brneSt. all
honor ta them.
Tjas ship sunk ill uituul SiO a. in.
.Mi m'.iy. und the usnnl dial re alganla
wr-e sent a Ml by wli-elcna uud rnchata
s luliri iU irvai tbe sbla.
t'rtiiu''.tcl. Hie vlrelrna laeasapr
.tis M-tttetl I' the Canard's f iirnniM
c abaul incite oVIi.cIc mldaljrbt, and
Tbe Ragllab hoard of trade pnssen
irers eertlfleate on bonrd the Titanic
abowrd npnrealmalrly MMO. The same
certiaenfe called far lifeboat accommo
dation far approximately faM m the fol
Fourteen large lifeboats, twa small
er boata aad four rollapaibia bonis.
I If.-presences were.. aeceealbla aad
npiiareattjr la aufScleaf .aumber far nil
Thr approximate number af passenger-
carried at the time nf law collision
FTrat class. 3B0 second class. 3J0
third rlaas. 750 total. 1.400. OfUccrs
-ad crew. 040. Total. 3.340.
Of the foregclag about tbe followlag
were rescued hy the steamship t nr
paihlai Flrat clan. 210; second cluss. 12.-..
third class. 200 1 afarera. 4i aenmra. 30 1
atewards, 08i firemen. Tit fotnl. 310 of
the erew. Thr totnl nhout 775 anved
wna abont SO per cent, of thr minimum
rnpnclt)- of tbe lifeboats.
We feel It onr duly to call the atten
tion af thr public to whnr we conaldrr
tbe Inadequate supply of life-saving ap
pliances provided for pa modera pas
senger steamships, and recommend thnt
Immediate steps be tnkrn to compel
pnasenger steamers to carry sufficient
boots to aceamtnndntr the maximum
number of people cnrrled oa board.
The following farts were observed
aad should be considered la fhla eaa
Tbe InMufScleucy af llfeboata, rafts,
etc. I lack af trained aeasaea ta man
same (stokers, stewards, etc.. are net
efecleat boat haadlrrs)i gal raoogh of
ficers to rarer oat emergency orders an
Ihe bridge and sapertntead the launch
lag aad control af lifeboats i abeenee af
Tbe board of trade ralra allow for
entirely tea maay people la each boat
to permit the same fa be properly
i bandied. Oa the Tilaalc tbe beat deck
waa abonl aeveaty-flve feet above wa
I tan. aad coaseoaeatly the vaaaeagars
were required t embark before lower
ing bnnts. Ibns rndangrrlag tbe opera
tion and preventing the tnklng an ol
Ihe mnxlniiim number tbe boats would
floats m all ttutre to be properly
equipped with provisions, wafer, lamps,
compasses, lights, etc. l.lfe-savlog boat
drills abonld be mora frequent aad
thoroughly cnrrled oat. aad officers
should be nnnrd at boat drills. Great
reduction In speed In fog nnd Ire. as
damage If collision actually eccnrs tm
Haul? to be less.
Why Should a Chicken
Lay a Soft-Shelled Egg?
know how to create a hard-shelled egg unlesi
gravel, broken oyster shells
its own food and behaves sensiblv.
lu eoaeluslon, we suggest that au
International renfereace he called fa
recommend the paaaage of Identical
Iowa providing for tbe safely of all at
sen, and we urge thr United Slatea gov
ernment to take the Initiative ns soon
Tbe foregolBg statement wua signed
by Samuel Galdeaberg, chairman, aad
a committee of some tweefy-nve passengers.
Newport Man Ends Life.
Newport, R. I., April 19. Henry
Bull, a prominent local business man
and a brother of tbe late Dr. William
T. Bull, was found dead in the harness
room of his stable here, a suicide. He
was seventy-six years of age and a vei
eran of tbe Civii war.
Because, Willie, the chicken don't
it has some food with lime in it.
So chicken-raisers often prrwide limestone
other form of lime.
v Let the chicken wander free and it finds
Shut it up and feed stuff lacking lime and the eggs are soft-shelled
Let's step from chickens to human beings.
Why is a child "backward" and why does a man or woman have nervoui pros
tration or brain-fag? There may be a variety of reasons but cne thing is certain.
If the food is deficient in Phosphate of Potash the gray matter in the nerve
tres and brain cannot be rebuilt each day to make good the cells broken down by the
activities of yesterday.
Phosphate of Potash is the most important element Nature demands to unite
albumin and water to make gray matter.
Grape-Nuts food is heavy in Phosphate of Potash in a digestible form
A chicken can't always select its own food, but a thoughtful man can select suits
able food for his children, wife and himself.
"There's a Reason" for
Posturn Ceres.. Company, Limited, Battle Cr jIc, Michigah
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