THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1912.
IDE A FINE
THOSE WHO WITNESSED DEMON
STRATION AND HEARD LEC
TURE OF D. WARD KING, SPLIT
LOG DRAG EXPERT, GAINED
Those citizens of Pensacola and of
Kscambla county, as well as some rep
resentative citizens of adjoining coun
ties, who witnessed the demonstration
given by D. Ward Kin, tne famous
split-log: drag expert, on the Bar
rancas road, near Brent's mill, yes
terday morning:, and who heard the
lecture of that gentleman delivered
in the convention hall of the San Car
lo hotel yesterday afternoon, certainly
learned some things of Interest and
well worth the time consumed In at
tending the demonstration and lec
ture, and gained some information
which will, urVoubtedly, prove of vast
Jnent to Escambia county If properly
Accompanied by a number of promi
nent members of the Pensacola Com
mercial Association, some of the coun
ty commissioners and a number of
other representative citizens of the
town and county, Mr. King went to the
section of road which had been select
ed for the demonstration yesterday
morning and, taking charge of the
team and the" split-log drag himself,
gavo an interesting and instructive
exhibition of its uses, performing a
number of feats which opened the
eyes of the spectators.
Among the most interested of the
attendants at the demonstration and
the lecture as well, was F. C. Brent,
who constructed the first hard road In
this section of the county the road
leading from this city out to his home.
Mr. Brent was much impressed with
the operation of the split-log drag,
taking a turn at driving the team him
self, and he took an active interest In
the demonstration and in the lecture
'The demonstration served both to
show how to handle the drag and the
effect upon the road, for, while, ef
ccurse. dragging the rough section of
the road one time could not entirely
Illustrate what can be dose by the
use of the drag, it made a considera
ble difference in the road and clearly
Indicated the possibilities of road
From the moment that Mr. King
was introduced by Chairman Geo. A.
Berry of the good roads committee of
the Commercial Association, until he
left the hall after delivering his lecture
and answering the questions asked
him by people in the audience, he
held tho undivided attention of his
hearers. Mr. King is nothing if not
original and has a unique manner of
expressing his thoughts, so that his
hearers could not tell what was com
ing next and were kept In expecta
tion, wondering after each statement
what would be the next. He does not
talk in the stereotyped style, com
mon to ao many speakers In his line,
but talks as If he were carrying on a
conversation and explain hia meth
ods of road working so clearly that,
as he expressed it, after he finished
explaining It a person would wonder
why he had not thought of it before
and would feel rather ashamed of not
He said the discovery of the split
log dra had been forced upon him
and that he claimed no particular
credit for it, except that he possessed
a fig hting disposition which made him
determined when he went after any
thing not to atop until he got it. He
told of how the "bad roads in the
country Into which he went when he
first began farming had made him be
gin to study and experiment in order
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Some Well-JCnown Passengers Aboard the
Titanic, Many of Whom Were Lost
'WILLIAM' T STEAD M&X- A S TOf
SPLENDID HEROISM OF '
THOSE WHO REMAINED
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York completely prostrated over the loss of Mrs. Compton's son, Alexander,
who went down with the big liner.
"AVher we waved good-bye to my son," said Mrs. Compton, "we did not
realize the great danger, but thought we were only bing sent out In the
boats as a precautionary measure. When Captain Smith handed us life pre
servers he said, cheerily: 'They will keep you warm if you do not have to
use them.' Then the crew began clearing the boats and putting the Women
"There was a moan of agony and anguish from those in our boat when
the Titanic sank, and we insisted that the officer head back for the place
where the Titanic had disappeared. We found one man with a life preserver
on him struggling in the cold water, and for a minute I thought that he was
MRS. JOHN JACOB ASTOR, WIDOWED BY THE
DISASTER, IS UNDER THE CARE OF PHYSICIAN
.New Tork, April 19. Mrs. John Jacob Astor, widowed by the Titanic
disaster, Is being cared for by the family physician at the Astor home. A
bulletin Issued today says she is not in a critical or dangerous condition.
Mrs. Astor held up bravely until she reached her home, when she Is said
to have broken down, but quickly rallied.
WOMEN ROWED THE LIFEBOATS
WHEN THE MEN BECAME EXHAUSTED
New York. April lj. Women survivors of the Titanic were calm and
apparently unafraid when the Carpathla reached the wreck scene. Some of
the lifeboats were being rowed by women when Captain Rostron, who had kept
an all-night vigil on the bridge, first sighted them splashing about among the
Mrs. C. F. Crane, of Fort Sheridan. 111., a passenger on the Carpathia,
today gave a graphic account of the Carpathia's thrilling race with death.
She said news of the disaster had become known to the Cunarder's passengers
and that scores of men and women were lined along- the deck watching for
the first sight of the crippled Titanic.
"With the aid of glasses," Mrs. Crane continued, "we soon sighted tho
lifeboats. The first to come into view was 'manned' by women. Passengers
and seamen aboard the Carpathia were stunned. 'She has sunk,' said an
officer of the ship who stood near me. And then I realized for the first time
that many lives had been lost.
""As the Carpathia slowed up, the women at the oars of the firet boat did
not seem to be the least bit excited.
"It was a remarkable thing, the calmness of those women. Some were
thinly clad, while others were dressed in evening gowns. Other boats came
into view. It seemed as though they were coming from behind icebergs
And the women in the boats were too dased to realize their situation. Some
of the toats were only half filled and the men who had been rowing were
completely exhausted. When all the boats had been picked up and there were
no others In sight, the first outburst of grief was heard."
Mrs. Lena Rogers, of Boston, was saved from the Titanic in a boat which
carried 55 women passengers. Crowded to more than its capacitj', ths boat
was In danger of being swamped when Fourth Officer Louve, who had It in
charge, succeeded in transferring some of his passengers to one of the other
"As we left the Titanic," she said, "several men were on the point of
jumping into our boat, already overcrowded. They were stopped by Offictr
Louve drawing a revolver. After taking us out of range of the Titanic's
suction, he transferred us to other boats that had not been completely filled
and went back after more from the sinking ship. Too much praise cannot be
given the officer for his work."
Mrs. J. J. Brown, of Denver, Col., told of helping her own boat by taking
a hand at the oars. There was no one else In the boat who could help' the
three Inexperienced sailor boys in the boat with her to get the small boat
"The most trying moment," said Mrs. Brown, "was at the instant the
boats were being sent away. After they were once away, everyone seemed
too dazed to realize what had happened until the Carpathia pichde us up.
BY WORKING TEN MINUTES OVERTIME THE
WIRELESS OPERATOR SAVED 746 LIVES
New York, April 19. -How the wireless operator on the Carpathia, by
putting in an extra ten minutes on duty, was a means of saving 745 lives, was
told by Dr.J. F. Kemp, the Carpathia's physician, today.
"Our wireless operator." said Dr. Kemp, "was about to retire Sunday
night when he said. Jokingly:
"I guess I'll wait Just ten minutes, then turn In.'
"It was in the next ten. minutes that the Titanic's call for help came.
Had the wireless man not waited there would have been no survivors."
Dr. Kemp described the iceberg that sank the Titanic as at least 400 feet
leng and 90 feet high. He said one of the boats the Carpathia picked up
was filled with stokers from the sunken liner. "It hard just two women
aboard," he said. The doctor said the Carpathia cruised twice through the
ice field near the spot where the Titanic sank and picked up the bodies of
three men and one baby.
"On Monday at 830 in the evening we held a funeral service on board
the Carpathia," continued Dr. Kemp. "At this service there were thirty
widows, twenty of whom were under twenty-three years old and most of
them brides of a few weeks or months. They didn't know their husbands
were among- the dead of the disaster. The California and the Bumah, the
last named a Russian steamer, cruised about the scene of the wreck for some
time In a futile search for bodies of the victims." w
"Mrs. John Jacob Astor," the doctor continued, "had to be carried aboard.
She had to be taken Into a cabin and given medical attention. She was more
completely attired, however, than many of the women who were rescued."
E. Z. Taylor, of Philadelphia, another of the survivors, was Impressed by
th behavior of the crew.
"It seemed to me," said Mr. Taylor, "that the discipline on board was
wonderful." He gave a graphic description of his own experiences.
"Afur I had given up hope for my own life and had seen boat load after
boat load of women and children taken away," he said, "I thought I would
take a chance and I jumped into the sea.
,'T think I must have been picked up within a few minutes. I was uncon
scious for some time, not regaining my senses until about one o'clock In the
morning when I saw the Titanic blow up. The boat seemed to break in two
In th-j middle as the result of an awful explosion. The noise was terrific
"The night was clear and starlight. In my boat were about twenty people.
The Carpathia picked us up about 3 o'clock in the morning."
E. W. Eeane, a second cabin passenger, was picked up after swimming in
the icy water for twenty minutes. He, too, Jumped into the sea after the
boats were lowerd.
"I hard a shot fired," said Bruce, "just after I jumped. Afterwards I was
told a steerage passenger had been shot while trying to leap into a lifeboat
filler! with women and children."
H. B. Steffanson, of New York, another survivor who leaped Into the sea
and was picked up, declared that he saw the Iceberg before the collision.
"It seemed to me that the berg, a mile away, I should say, was about
eighty Itet out of the water. The ice that showed clear of the water was
not what we struck. After the collision I saw ice all over the sea. "When
we hit the berg we seemed to slide up on it. I could feel the boat Jumping
and pounding and I realized that we were on ice but I thought we would
weather it. I saw the captain only once after the collision. He was telling
the men to get the women and children into the boats. I thought then that
it was enly for precaution and It was long after the boats had left that I
felt the steamer sinking. I waited on the upper deck until about 2 o'clock.
I took a look below and saw that the Titanic was doomed. Then I Jumped
into the ocean and within five minutes I was picked up.
Mr. Steffanson also described the discipline upon the boat as perfect.
Many women as well as men, he said, declined to leave the Titanic, believing
she was safe.
Miss Cornelia Andrews of Hudson, N. Y., was one of the first to be put
into a lifeboat.
"I saw the Titanic sink," she said. "I saw her Mow up. Our little boat
was a mile away when the end came but the night was clear and the ship
loomed up plainly even at that distance. As oor boat put off I saw Mr. and
S'rs. Astor standing on the deck. As we pulled away they waved their
hands and smiled at us. We were In the open boat about four hours before
we were picked up."
KENTUCKY MAN WAS PREPARING TO
DRINK HIGHBALL WHEN CRASH CAME
New York. April 19. C. H. Romacue of Georgetown, Ky., one' of the first
cabin passengers, had Just stepped from &m deck to the smoking room and
stood nt a table with a highball in front of him when the crash came.
"We had been crunching through ice all day," said Mr. Romacue, "and I
had been standing on the deck. I had become chilled and went inside for a
warming drink before going to bed. Suddenly there came the sllock and my
first thought was that we had struck a larger cake of ice than usual. The
boat suddenly tilted, so sharply that my highball slid from the table. Then
came a cry "we're sinking,' and the light grew dimmer and dimmer and finally
'Even then there was no panic of any kind although there was a rush
to the boats when they were first lowered. The officers in charge commanded
women end children first' and the men stood back. Few of us even thought
there was any real danger."
EVERYTHING DONE TO KEEP MEN
FROM LEAVING THE LIFEBOATS
New York, April 19. That all possible means were taken to prevent the
male messengers on board the Titanic going away in lifeboats and allowing
the women and children to perish, is thestory told by Miss Lilly Bentham.
of Rochester, N. Y a second class passenger. She said she saw shots fired
at men who endeavored to get away. Miss Bentham was in & Jiysterical con
dition when the Carpathia landed and was unable to give a full account of
what happened but Mrs. W. J. Douton, a fellow passenger, wno also comes
from Rochester, and who lost her husband, told about what took place.
"I had not been in bed half an hour," said Mrs. Douton, "when the steward
rushed down to our cabin and told us to put on our clothes and come upon
deck. We were thrown Into lifeboats and packed like. sardines.
"As soon as the men passengers tried to get to the boats they were shot
at I don't know who did the shooting. We rowed frantically away from the
ship and were tied to four other boats. I arose and saw the ship sinking.
There was a baby in the boat with one of the women. The baby's hands
had been cut oft. I think it was still alive. The mother didn't give it up.
During the night while waiting for the Carpathia four of tne crew died in
the boat and were thrown overboard. It was bitter cold and we had to wait
until 8 o'clock in the morning before being taken off by the lifeboats of tho
JACQUES FUTRELL, THE NOVELIST OF
ATLANTA, DIED LIKE A HERO
New York. April 19. Mrs. May Futrelle, whose husband, Jacques Futrelle,
the novelist, went down with the ship, was met here by her daughter, Mlas
Virginia Futrelle. The latter was brought to New York from the Convent of
Notre Dame in Baltimore. Miss Futrelle had been told that her father had
been picked I up by another steamer. Mrs. Charles Copeland, of Boston, a
sister of the writer, who also met Mrs. Futrelle, was under the same impres
sion. Miss Futrelle and Mrs. Copeland. with a party of friends, awaited at a
hotel the arrival of Mrs. Futrelle from the dock.
"I am so happy that father Is safe, too," said Miss Futrelle as her mother
clasped her in her arms. It was some time before Mrs. Futrelle could com
"Where is Jacques?" Mrs. Copeland asked.
Mrs. Futrelle. afraid to let her daughter know the truth, said:
"Oh, he Is on another ship."
Mrs. Copeland, howeverr guessed the truth and became hysterical. Miss
Futrelle also broke down.
"Jack died like a hero," Mrs. Futrelle said, when the party became com
posed. "He was in the smoking room when the crash came. The noise of
the smash was terrific. I was going to bed. I was hurled from my feet uy
the impact, l nardly round myseir wnen Jack came rushing into the state
"'The boat is going down; get dressed at once, he shouted. When we
reached the deck everything was in the wildest confusion. The screams of
women and the shrill orders of the officers were drowned intermittently by
the tremendous vibrations of the Titanic's deep bass fog horn. The behavior
of the men was magnificent. They stood back without murmuring and urged
the women and children into the lifeboats. A few cowards tried to scramble
intovthe boats but they were quickly thrown back by the others. Let me say
now mat me omy men wno were saved were those wno sneaked into the
lifeboats or were picked up after the Titanic sank.
"I didn't want to leave Jack but he assured me that there were boats
enough for all and that he would be rescued later.
"'Hurry up. May! You're keeping the others waiting,' were his last
words as he lifted me into a lifeboat and kissed me good-bye. I was in one
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to find her name left out of the report
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OFFICERS OF PEARL EAGAN
HOME RETURN THANKS
The officers and board of the Pearl
Eagan Home wish to publicly express
their sincere thanks to the public for
the substantial Interest taken in the
Candidates' baseball game played last
Thursday for our benefit; to the man
agement of the Maxent ball park for
donating the use of the park; to the
the several candidates who took part
in the game, and especially to M. K.
Morey, who conceived the idea, and by
his energy and activity brought the
game to a successful conclusion.
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MRS. JOHN PFEIFFER,
MRS. J. M. FLINN.
The poet led his friend, the politi
cian, to the top of New York's tallest
tower to admire the view. The man
of politics seemed stunned for a mo
ment by the beauty of the far-flun
panorama. Then he spoke in a low,
"Gee! what a lot of assembly dis
tricts you can see from here." Exchange.
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MEMBERS OF THE LOWER MID
DLE ENGLISH CLASS AT PENSA
COLA CLASSICAL SCHOOL DE
BATE ON MERITS OF PRESIDEN
Yesterday morning at the PensacoU
Classical School a spirited debate wis
participated in by the members of tho
lower middle English class. The sub
ject of the debate was the respective
merits of Woodrow Wilson and Oscar
Underwood for the Democratic nomi
nation. Mr. Wilson was ably support
ed by Miss Mildred Brown, Henry Bh
and Oswald Johnston. The Under
wood supporters were Miss CUire
Blount, Norrls Levis, and Ben Wil
liams. The debate was very spirited an
the discussion waxed very warm. Al
though the delivery of the Underwoil
supporters wps very pleanlng, their
arguments were shattered by the Wil
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withstood his opponents' fire and wiin
his convincing array of argument an I
facts turned the tide in favor of his
Miss Eva Turner Merritt, Miss Ger
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