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ill Thrilling Story of His Escape :-s» Charles Edward Dahl, Australian Car penter, Enroute to Ross to Visit Aged Mother, Tells Independent Charles Kdward Dahl, one of the comparatively few male survivors o£ I the Titanic, which went down with more than 1700 souls, passed through Minot Tuesday enroute to Rose, N. D. where he is visiting: his mother. Mrs. Chariotte Dahl and sister, Mrs. Mar tin Berke, whom he had uot seen for 25 years. He was accompanied fry his neice, Miss Klveda Hordson, a pretty little Salvation Army lassie from Fingal, N. D. The Independent editor chanced tc meet Mr. Dahl and he told us the following thrilling story of the die aster: I am a carpenter and for the past twenty years, I worked at my trade in Australia. My mother lives at Ross, X. D. and as it has been 25 years since I have seen her, 1 was on my way to America on,board the Ti tanic, the night she struck an ice berg. We left South Hampton on April 10, traveled to the coa»6t of France, then stopped at Queenstown, Ireland, leaving there on the aiter noon of April 11. The weather was fine and the voyage on Friday, Satur day and Sunday was without incident. 1 was standing out on the deck of the steerage Sunday evening about 9:30 o'clock and noticed that the weather began to turn bitter cold all at once. Some of the passangers mentioned the fact that we must be in the vicin ity of icebergs. I went to my oahin about ton o'clock and soon went to sleep. At about half past eleven that night I was awakened by a ter rific jar of the ship and was thrown from my bunk. I was dazed for a time and lost no time getting on deck. I noticed 26 or 30 tons of ice on tht starboard side, forward that had been broken off the iceberg when the snfp struck. I went to the port side to see the iceberg, but it was not in view as we must have struck 't a glancing blow, then passed on. It was a fine bright starlight night. I hurried back to my cabin and secured some more clothes, but lost my mon ey. When I returned on deck, I saw that the ship was taking water fast. The front seemed to be sinking down into the water. I asked a sailor if there was any danger and he said there was none. The steward then ordered all hands on deck and aft. I went back to the cabin and gathered some more clothing in my arms and put on a life belt. I adised others to put their life belts on and they just laughed at me. I then went up on the deck with the first class pas sengers and they were all busy by that time putting on their life belts. The crew from below then came up and most everyone went to the star board side of the ship. The star board boats were the first to be low ered. I waited on the port side for a boat half an hour, then went over to the starboard side. The women and children were looked aifter Irst. The men were ordered to stand back and were warned that if they did not obey they would be laid out. Sang Hymns and Prayed A priest came to where crowd of us were standing and asked us to sing hymns and pray. We tant, .then knelt in prayer, and asked the Almighty bo spare us If It was His will. I will never forget that solemn scene. One man who Jumped Into a lite boat against orders, waa grabbed by the neok and thrown out and toM that if he would do that again, be would be thrown overboard. How Dahl escaped I remained at the starboard ride until the last boat well filled, was going down the side of the ship. When It waa thirty fleet down It stopped because there was another boat below that had not gotten out of the way. I asked the officer If he would have any objections to my getting In and he told me to keop out. He said the boat waa too far down. I told him that If he'd give me permission to get In Td do so, and he said It was O. R. for me to try. I knew that would be my last VOL. 11 NUMBER 8 THIS ISSUE 20 PAGES MINOT, WARD CO., N. A SURVIVOR Of TITANIC MR VISITS T-TELLS MANY INTERESTING EACTS AS Arthur H. Rostron, Captain of The Rescue Ship Carpathia Photo copyrtgnt, 1912, oy American Press Assoctatlbn. commander of the rescue ship Carpathia Captain Arthur II. Rostron became one of tbe principal figures in the Titanic trairedy. On re ceiving the wireless call from tbe sinking vessel he changed his cours and ordered full speed for the scene of tbe disaster. The Carpal hi made the tifty-eight miles to the Titanic in three and nne-half hours. After th survivors had been taken aboard the ship Captain Host run ordered a thank-. giving service, meanwhile maneuvering the Carpathia among the wreckage the hope of picking up other survivors, but without success. He has follow*" the sea for twenty-seven years and has been with the (,'unard line since 1 He has been in command of the Carpathia for only a few months Capt: Rostron appeared before the senate investigating committee and told at leu_: the story of the rescue. women below us were afraid our boat was coming right down on top of theirs, and 1 never heard such screaming in all my life. We kept lowering and finally when we were close to their boat, I asked for a knife, and being handed one, out the rope of their boat and it floated safely away. The sea «vas very calm and we iowed half a mile away from the ship. We could see that she was sinking gradually. Finally there Was a ter rific explosion like a cannon report and a big black cloud at smoke arose from the shlp. This settled and the ship appeared to be broken at the middle. Finally there was a second report, more muffled than, the Ant and the bodies came over the side of the ship by the hundredsThe screaming of the poor people as they floundered around In that icy water, two miles deep, was .something awful, and I can hardly bear to think of It all. It seems like a horrible nlgfhf jmare. The screaming lasted ifor per- Imps an hour, as many of the bodies were" held up by the life belts. We wanted to go back and help, but our boat was already loaded to Its capae ity. After a while the noise oeaaed and there we lay all alone on the wide sea. The ship had gone down right aifter the second explosion, after the bow waa submerged, by water and the propellers were raised up out of the water. '"W& —TH IN )KjfEN DE.N HAS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY WEEKLY PAPER IN THK STATE— mission ifrom the officer, and they the morning I saw a light away In: Mrsi. Alice Willman, aunt of Fred the distance. After a while I saw 1.1. Willman, died last week In one of let me remain. D., BUY SUNDAY SAYS THE TEACHERS ARE VERY POORLY PAID chance, grabbed one of the ropesj We remained out there In those and wrapping my leg around it, slid boats until morning. One of our and they come out in the spring look- win. I figur# that Blaisdell and Simp (town to the ]bo|at, which already boats had a green light. None of inr like lillies from trying to pack son are going to make a good s.bow lontained 82 people, mostly men, as them had any food or water. We something into the heads of nonenti- in.tr." tbe women had all been cared for. I would have been in a horrible plight ties that bear your name. I will admit that the boat was pretty had not the Carpathia came along l'ull, but there was room for me. One of the fellows wanted to chuck me out, but tolJ him I had per- We did not know that we would ever WARD COUNTY HOESTEADER he nesicuied ^nd| thcfle wjere some anxious momenta. Finally, early In The boat jbelow. u® wa$ having two lights and knew they were from the suburbs of New York, after a trouble, as they did not know how to the masthead of some vessel. The protnacted illness from stomach unfasten the ropes. The I Carpathia soon picked us up. We trouble. "Aunt Alice" Willman was rowed our boats along side of her1 Interesting Extract From Address by Evangelist at Fargo—Boot black Made More Money Than Col lege Principal Billy Sunday in his address at Par go'the other night said: "r don't' think you pay enough attention to your school teachers. There is only one office ever aspired to hold and that is member of the school board, and the first thing I would do would be to raise the salary of the school teacher. Don't you know that the poorest paid l»eople in this country -ft 'i. one uf In our Grandfather's day wa» an expensive luxury, and would run with only a fair degree of accuracy To-day the watch is a necessity and inex pensive. The modern methods of manu facture enables us to sell an accurate time piece at a small price. We are showing a 16 size, 7 jewel watch with a nickel case at $5.00, a 15 jewel at $8.00 W. H. REIGHART WATCH INSPECTOR G. N. RAILWAY mmmma we: (pay theM. It is an insult to flP(] that Whorley had taken a horse Anfcrican wealth. Why, did you .nfr' belonging to McCormick sixteen miles' heair of a school board saying to M.e t.o the home of John A. Borud, near teachers when they quit in .Tune, Grelland, who is the ponndmaster for "Come back in September and we will his township. Borud says the horse pay yon just the same as if von vaie was tied behind a hay rack in which here." Xo. Thev ought to be paid Whorley and Mrs. Streeter. who right through the summer just the owns a forry-acre farm near the Bor same a,s any other time. Its an In- ud farm, rode. Whorley and Mrs. suit? when a barkeeper can make more Streeter were recently married. Bor money than the prineiial of your ud positively identified Whorley as high school. It's a disgrace. You're the man who left the horse at the a lot of mean, old stingy lobsters, pound, although Whorley had shaved •f they happened to run up the rate off his moustache in the meantime. of taxation 2 or 3 mills on the dollar you would have nervous prostration. appendicitis, peritonitis and every other old thing in two hours. I'll lllllll VI1 tell von that, there isn't a town in 51 *"S this country tha|t doesn't n.esd to III AIVISfi" 3 2 have twenty-five first class funerals and some old fellows under '.he sod. then the town could do some- I' thins. who is candidate for the nomination .^•Tt'ievegi picfily cmfwyp vbgkqj to Congress from the Third District, said to a bootblack, a colored fei- spent several days last week in Mi low at the Nelson house at Rockford, 1 111. "How much do you get a month?'' "Forty dollars and a vake of!'." "What does the rake off amount to?" "Why, los«, last month made «in2.ft0." lie got more money shining shoes than the principal of the high school ent time, and feel certain that I will got for shining brains. get either first or second choice. Look at our pwblic school teachers! There are so many'candidates in the In the fall they go into the schools field that naturally all of them seem with their cheeks looking like roses, to think they have a good show to DIES IN NEW YORK land the sea had beoome rougher, stoaders In Tornlng township south- normal site case was a frame up from making the work a little hard. The w6St 0f children and women were taken on gottlers will remember her well. She (board flrs(t, then the men. There lf.ft j,ere nearly ten years ago. was coffee and tea awaiting us and warm clothing, I tell you we wore t. Casey, the principal of the treated line by the passengers and nienburn school, will enigage In the officers on board the Carpathia. newspaper business at Gilford, Mont. A WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE JEWELER THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1912. SUBSCRIPTION, $1.00 PER ANNUH: FOR HORSE STEALING Judge Murray Bound Wm. Whorley Over to the District Court on Charge of Stealing Horse From P. J. Mc Cormick. Wm. Whorley, a Freedom township fainter, was bound over to district court by .Judge Murray Saturday a'' ternoon, on the charge of stealing a today are the ministers and the public horse from P. J. McCormick. Among school teachers, and there are no t. a'o the witnesses who appeared at the classes of people more indisponsible hearing were John A. Borud, John to American morals and religion than Hippe, Ole G-ullickson, (lust Bow-: the ministers and the public school nan. wife and daughter, and Frank teachers and its a shame the salaries Sandquist and wife. Witnesses BEGINS TO LOOK LIKE II The Independent may be wrong, but the very earliest of the home-jit looks more and more to us like the Mlnot and many of the tarly beginning to end between certain pol iticians in i.Minot and a coterie of! Bismarck politicians, who control the money bags ol' the state. Minot had to fight like a dog in order to get that appropriation for $20|0,000 for1 the normal school and ajfter the bill was passed, the state was in a quan dry to know where the money was coming from in case that a call was made for it. North Dakota, you know, is hard np flnancialy and they do say that down at Bismarck Che: funds have to be juggled most beau-! I tifully in order to make a semblance of a financial showing. The state is away behind on many of Its bills. I We'd like to know right now Just I where that sum of $200,000 te. We'd make a guess that it is being used this minute to swell some short fund. I We made a prediction months ago that the normal ease would never be advanced to the April calendar and It looks like we were right. The case will probably be heard during the fall term, and a decision rendered in the spring, aifter the session of tbe legislature. It will be necessary, of I course to secure another approprln tlon and In that event, we might pos sfbly get Ave or ten thousand dol lars tor the Improvement of the site. This Is a heautHM meos we have got ten onreelTee Into, IE AND DAVID HOT DEBATE resti-, I). Norton, Secretary of state. not(, Stanley and Willis-torn. Mr. Norton attended the big Socialist de bate in this city Sunday afternoon! •and returned to Bismairck Monday, morning. Speaking of his candidacy. Mr. Norton said: "T am satisfied with the! way my campaign looks at the pres- mKmi mm Between Two and Three Thousand People Hear Discussion at Spring Loke Park Sunday Afternoon—Both Debaters Become Personal in Heat ed Argument. A crowd ot between two ami uu'ee Uiousiiuu people gathered at ripriug Lawe I'ark Sunday oflenioon at three o'clock to hear David Goldstein, anU s-cjviaib-.t sspeakei' iroin iioatou, and Arthur Lerfueur, leading North. Ia iioia. Sioiiatist discuss die question: "lie-solve«--That David Goldstein lit'4 wiien lie sjiid that Socialism is op posed to Religion and the Family." rl lie crowds came pouring into iii ioi rom aii directions. Many came in by tram, some came in autos. Others drove frtom long distances, or socialists and Anti-SociaJists as v,en had Leen greatly wrought up over the three lectures given by Goldstein at the opera house last ,uh of which was the cause •M the ueLaie. 'j ite l/ig auditorium was filled to o\er(iowing. Hundreds were unaible iind seats and stood in the rear ui ili« ijiiiiiiin-', and along the sides. iiy stood outside and heard the speaker- thru the open windows. Goldstein said that he was a So cialist. tor nine years, and at one time tie was Socialist lecturer an3 or ganizer. He is a cigar maker by t.aie and worked at the bench for nearly iweniy years. I.e'Sueur is recognized as the lead ing Socialist ot the state and until -•••. years ago practiced law in Mi- I'or ten years he has been ex oiitifiiiig the doctrine of Socialism 'id lias developed into one of the .ore'.i'osi Socialist lecturers in the state it' not in tiie whole country. As President or the City Coinmisdon Minot for a number of years, he waged a relentless war against vice of all kinds. Just what either side gained by Sunday's demonstration is hard to determine at this time. The whole of Minot and surrounding -country has been woiked up over the question to a considerable degree, and the re sult will be that a great many who suit will be that a great many who have paid little attention to the sub ject will read up on the subject, and decide for themselves whether So cialism is or is not a good thing. J. M. Devine made the opening statement of the committee at threfl o'clock, expressing it a privilege of the people to hear two such able ex ponents o? Socialism and Anti N^fcialism. Mrs. Pooler Talks. The first intimation of the battle to come took place when Mrs. Omnia Pooler arose to speak in behalf of the Socialists. She started to say that she was much surprised to hear eny one make the charge that the Social ists were opposed to religion and the family, but did not get through with her speech, when Mr. Goldstein arose to protest, evidently taking the posi tion that he had come to debate with Mr. L«Sueur, not Mrs. Pooler. "Sit down," yelled several of the Socialists as Goldstein was trying to talk. "Sit down. Women first," con tinued tbe Socialists. The clamoring kept up until Mr. Ooldstein was com pelled to take his seat, and Mrs. Pooler started to talk again. She had made some progress, when the audi ence started to cry "LeSueur." Mrs. Pooler gracefully turned toward Mr. T.eSueur and without further intro duction, he «tepp«d forward and began his argument. A Jew and a Catholic. After contending that the question 'or disouselon. "Resolved that the statement of David Goldstein that So cialist Is opposed to religion and the Christian family is a lie," w*% unffclr In that It did not allow a straight out debate on the merits and demerits of Socialism, he said: "This man comes here, If I am cor rectly Informed and he can deny the accusation If I am mistaken, sent by the Catholic church, and he is here a Jew, unless he ha* changed his na tionality since his face wee made." "Rotten rotten," cried aome of tb« wm (Continued on page 8) 5 'in-. !*V S 'fill I :•t id '•M&'