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SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL ILLI.
NOI8 PAY TRIBUTE.
MANY ARE HOMELESS AND LOST
Flood Stricken South Sends Out Pleat
for Aid Killed and Injured In
Illinois Tornado Porto Rico
Chicago. Thirty-two persona nro
, known to ho dead, half a ucore am ho
cevercly Injured they may dlo and a
hundred mid fifty others nro hurt an
n result of two tornadoes which nwopt
over southern Illinois In ono Instance
aid ncrosii northern Illinois Into In
dlana In tho other lute Sunday even
ing. Twelve were killed at Hush. 111.;
five at Wllllsvllle, names not obtain
able; three at Roddick, III., and nine
at Morocco, lud.
Others may ho found beneath the
( wreckage of what was Hush, every
building being demolished. Forty In
jured fromA this town alone were
brought Into Murphysboro, whoro tho
storm severely Injured three.
Flood Victims Appeal for Aid.
New Orleans. 'llarassasscd on all
aides by tho mighty Mississippi river,
which at tho present tlmo lnundntes
twolvo prosperous villages in Missis
sippi near Greenville, and handicapped
by the lack Of money mid facilities
with which to battlo tho water which
Is sweeping over their homes, the
peoplo of Greenville have sent out
countless messages to every avallablo
eourco calling for aid. A message re
ceived here says that at least 20,000
are homeless and that many lives
liavo been lost. Some estimates placo
tho number of dead at 200.
Want Territorial Government.
Washington. Porto Illco Is anxious
to becomo a full-fledged member of
tho union and to be represented by a
star in tho American flag. (The lead
ers of the Porto Rico peoplo under
stand that It is out of the question to
realize this ambition immediately, but
they insist their Island Is now ready
for territorial government and a com
mlttco headed by Eugcnclo Denltz,
representing its progressiva citizens,
has just reached Washington 'with a
memorial addressed to President Taft.
tho president of tho senato and tho
Bpeaker of tho houso of representa
tives, urging thnt congress shall nt
least dcllno tho position mid inten
tions of tho federal government with
reference to this ono of its Insular
' To Rescue of Americans.
Tucson, Ariz. Nelson Ithoadcs, Jr.,
head of several sugar refineries in
Slnoln, has wired from Guayamas to
his agents here that ha had chartered
a ship and was rushing to tho rescue
of thirty Americans whom ho believed
to be in Imminent danger in tho sugar
factory town of Davolatot, state of
Glnola. Rhoados stated that the revo
lutionists had captured Cullcan, tho
capital. He declared that American
residents wore poorly armed and were
about to tako refugo on a naarby
Island. His vessel will pick up for
eigners at every port.
Caspar Blackburn for Annapolis.
Washington. Representative Lo
beck says that Paul P. Maxwell, whom
ho appointed to Annapolis, had decld-'-d
not to enter the examinations and
that tho first alternate, Caspar K.
Blackburn of Omaha, is now at Ann
apolis to prepare for tho place. Black
burn is the son of Thomas W. Black
iburn or Omaha, nnd has been attend
Ing school in New Hampshire,
Lincoln. Charles Morley, the only
lurvivor of tho trio of criminals who
killed three Nebraska penitentiary offi
cials In a sensational break from
prison last month, was not nn entire
novice in the art of breaking jail.
According to information received
hero from Knoxvlllo, Mo., where Mor
ley lived In youth, ho escaped from
prison thcro several years ago, whllo
under indictment for robbery.
Memorial for Stead.
New York. Hundreds of delegates
to the men and religion congress, who
wero to have listened to an addresB
by William T. Stead, tho Kngllah
journalist, lost in tho Titanic disaster,
Friday Joined In memorial services for
Mr. Stead at Carnegie hall. William
Jennings Bryan, who was the principal
speaker, paid a tribute to the distin
guished journalist, who was deeply In
terested in tho success of the move
ment. Washington. The "grim vlsaged
etatuo of John Paul Jones, the first
great commander of the American
navy, molded by tho hand of the sym
pathetic sculptor to show him as he
stood on tho deck of tho Bon Homme
Richard In her light with tho Seraphls
off tho coast of England moro than
320 years ago, was unveiled here
Wednesday. President Taft and Gen
eral Horace Porter were the speakers
on the program, and to Admiral Dewey
was assigned the task of pulling the
cords that released the flags about the
STEAMER MACKAY-BENNET PICKS
UP TITANIC DEAD.
A WEEK AFTER GREAT DISASTER
Chicago Mayor Pleads for Aid for
Destitute Survivors Theatrical
Manager's Wife Declares Wreck a
Cruel Murder Last Tributes In
Many Houses of Worship.
... "These families, whose fathers
and husbands sacrificed their
lives and went down with the
ship. In order that women and V
children might be saved, must
not be left In destitution.
From Mayor Harrison's Appeal. .
New York. A week has passed
slnco the Titanic, the greatest marine
achievement In the history of tho
world, sank In mldocenn. Much of
tho Btory Is still untold, mid many n
day will pass before tho world will
fully reallzo or comprehend tho sig
nificance of u disaster which must
rank in many respects as the most
stupendous In modern history.
Tho number of dead probably will
never bo exactly determined, Inas
much as the complete passenger list
went down with tho doomed vessel.
The number of survivors Is fixed at
705 by tho report of Captain Hostron
of tho Carpathla. The White Star
lino ofllcialH believe tho death list to
total approximately 1,C3..
St. Johns, N. F. Sixty-four bodies
navo been recovered by tho cable
steamer Mnckay-Bonnott, which has
been searching tho vicinity of the
Titanic disaster, according to a report
It is snld a number of bodies which
wero recovered wero sunk again, as
they wero without Identification
marks. Tho names of those identified
could not bo obtained through tho
Capo Race wireless station.
Tho Blxty-four bodlos recovorod are
regarded as Identifiable, according to
tho report. Those that wero sunk
wero presumably In a condition mak
ing their preservation impossible
Money Pouring In. '
Now York. Money continued to
pour into tho relief fund for tho Ti
When the books of Mayor Gaynor's
relief fund were closed for tho day,
$71,877.75 had been acknowledged.
Tho women's relief committee an
nounced that Its fund amounted t'o
about 125,000 tonight. Kuhn Loeb &
Co. forwarded to tho Red Cross $5,'I00,
which had been subscribed during the
Requiems for Dead.
New York. Chimes of Old Trinity,
.if St. Patrick's and of tho Cathedral of
St. John tho Divine tolled in unison
Sunday n requiem for tho Tltanlc'B
heroic dead. Bowed by a common
grief, men and women of every relig
ion and creed assembled in the places
of worship, where memorial services
wero conducted, to Join in paying trib
ute to men who died fearlessly that
tho women and children on board the
sinking ship might live.
"Nearer My God to Thee." the
strains of which were heard by the
survivors as tho Titanic took her final
plunge, was sung in all churchos of
the city. There wore prayers from the
pulpits for the survivors and tho rela
tives nnd friends of tho dead, while
In Catholic churches requiem masses
wero sung for tho repose of the souls
of thoBo who went down.
At Trinity church tho Rev. Dr. Wil
liam T. Manning, tho rector, spoke of
tho lessons taught by the world's
greatest marine disaster and the great
ness of character Bhown by thoso who
perished. Ho paid tribute to tho loyal
devotion of the women pasHoncrs
who remained with their husbands
"even unto death."
A Useless Tragedy.
At tho church of tho Incarnation,
whero memorial services wero hold,
tho Rev. Howard C. Rabbins, the rec
tor, spoke of tho pity of that "grlovous
tragedy so uselessly brought about."
Some of tho survivors of tho Titanic
wero at the Madison avenue Reformed
church, whero the pastor, the Rev. Dr.
William Carter, chose as his text:
"Psalm 9H, 3-4. Tho floods have lifted
up their voice; tho floods havo lifted
their waves; tho Ird Is mightier than
tho noise of many waters; yea, than
tho mighty waves of tho Bea."
Dr. Carter In part said:
"The Irony of It all was that the
very bulk of tho Titanic, which tho
builders said could weather any gale,
iwlthBtand nny shock and was nbso
.lutely unalnkablo, was tho very thing
that sent her moro quickly to her
Were Former Nebraskans.
Fremont, Neb. J. B. Thayor of Bob
ton, whose namo appears In tho lists
of passengers aboard the Ill-fated Ti
tanic, was president of the old Stand
ard Cattle company that at one timo
'bought up thousands of acres of Dodgo
couuty land around Ames, Nob., and
raised cattlo for a while, later build
'ing tho Leavitt sugar factory. Mr.
and Mrs. Thayer and tholr son wero
returning from Europe on the Titanic.
Tho names of Mrs. Thayer and the
son appear in tho list of the passen
For Emll Brandels.
Omaha, Neb. Memorial services
wero held Sunday afternoon in mem
ory of Em 1 1 Urandcls, u prominent
Omaha merchnnt, who with many oth
ers, lost his life when tho Ill-fated Ti
tanic went to the bottom of tho At
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words of praise and regret by many of
Mr. Brandels' friends, was held In tho
Brandols theater, tho stage of which
wno covered with flowers. United
States Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska
was among tho speakers.
Declares Victims Murdered.
Now York. "Fifteen hundred peo
ple wero not drownod on tho Titanic;
fifteen hundred people wero murdered,
cruelly nnd foully murdered that'H
tho story, tho true story of this aw
ful wreck, I shall tell the world tho
second I am able."
These were tho words of Mrs. Henry
B. Harris, widow of the millionaire
theatrical producer. Mrs. Harris spoko
these words between sobs as she lay
In her (lower filled apartments that
look out over Central park, and into
tho very windowB where Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, nnothcr freshly-made
widow, Is also living over and over
again thoso wild hours in tho Ice
strewn Atlantic. -
"No ono haB begun to tell the whole
truth about tho wreck of tho Titanic,"
Mrs. Harris sobbed. "I shall appear
before tho senato investigation com
mittee and tell what I know. It will
wake tho world at last to tho real hor
ror of tho dlsnstor.
"I waB the laBf woman to leave the
deck of that Bhlp. I was put Into ft
collapsible boat along with two other
women and scores of tho crew, wo
men und children and our husbands
were torn from us bo the men of tho
crow could go along.
"(tut I nm clad I waited. I had a
few extra mlnutCB with my husband
and I learned why that boat went to
her grave I loarned of tho careleBS
nesB with which sho waa handled,
which nmounts to murder plain, cold
"Wo wero standing at tho side of
Major Butt. Wo had been helping him
nuttine nponlo Into tho boats. Major
was tho real leader in all that rescue
work. He made the men stand back
and help tho women and chlldron In.
But ho was never rough as was said.
Ho was uuthorltatlvo In tho moBt cour
teous manner. Ho was surely one of
No Trace of Fear.
"As I was lowered Into the boat
after I had bid my husband the last
good-bye I watched tho major as he
Btood by Mr. Harris. He waB motion
less without a trace of fear In his
oycB. Just ten minutes later I watched
the waveB Bweep over them my hus
band aud tho major aa they both'
stood at attention like the heroes that
"Major Butt never fired a shot as
has boen said; he acted tho part of
tho greatcat hero, tho hero who 1b as
tender as his soul Is bravo."
Mrs. Harris declared that she knows
tho truth about tho sinking of the Ti
tanic as perhaps do ono else knows it,
Tribute of Rabbi Hirsch.
Now York. At tho Freo synagogue
in Carnegie ball Rabbi Emll O. Hlrach
of Chicago paid tribute to tho heroism
of tho Jows who lost their lives,
"It will be a long time," he added,
"before tho world will forget tho quiet
and manly heroism of Isldoro Strauss
and tho wifely dovotlon of Mrs.
StrausB, who refused to bo saved with
8ent Truth When Learned.
London. Captain Haddock of tho
White Star lino steamer Olympic on
arriving at Plymouth Saturdal morn
Ing from New York denied that tho
Olympic sent out a wireless report to
the effect that the Allan liner Virgin
ian was towing the Titanic and that
all of tho latter's passengers were
safe. The passengers of tho Olympic,
which Is a companion ship of tho ill
fated Titanic, subscribed $7,000 to the
relief fund for tho survivors.
Washington. In St. Paul's Episco
pal church, where he had been a wor
shiper, servico in commomoratlon of
Major Archibald Butt and tho other
victims of the Titanic disaster were
held Sunday. President Taft attend
ed thoso services, which wero tho first
of similar commemorations in
churches throughout tho city.
Engineer John Adams of Ottumwa,
la., was burled under his engine In
twenty-eight feet of water in Cone's
lake, near Muscatine, and bis fireman,
Johu Morlarty, waB fatally injured.
Titanic Is Literally Disemboweled
by Submerged Floe While
PLACID SEA HIDES DEATH
Little Shock Is Felt WheiT Vessel
Strikes Passengers for Half an
Hour Believe Damage la Sllnht
Pathetic Stories of Sur
vivors. Now York, April 19. It was the sub
merged spur of an Iceberg of ordi
nary proportions Hint sent tho White
Star liner Titanic moro than two miles
to the bottom of tho Atlantic off the
banks or Newfoundland. Tho vessel
was steaming almost full tilt through
a gently swelling sen and under a star
lit sky, In charge of First Officer Mur
dock, who n moment after tho colli
bIoii surrendered tho command to Cap
tain Smith, who went down with his
Tho lifeboats that wero launched
wero not filled to their capacity. The
general feeling aboard tho ship was,
even after tho boats had loft Its sides,
that the vessel would survive its
wound, and tho passengers who wero
left nboard believed utmost up to the
last moment that they had n chance
for their liver.
Tho captain nnd officers behaved
with tho utmost gallantry and there
was perfect order und discipline in
tho launching of the boats und after
all hopo had been nbandoned for the
salvation ol.' the ship for thoso who
wero on boird.
Just before it went down tho Ti
tanic brokr its back.
Placid Sea Hides Death.
The great liner was plunging
through a comparatively placid sea
on tho surface of which there was
much mushy Ice and hero and there a
number of comparatively harmless
looking floes. Tho night waB clear
and stars visible. Chief Officer Mur
dock was in charge of tl bridge.
The first Intimation of the presence
of the lcerorg that be received was
from the lookout In the crow's nest.
Tbey were so close upon ,the berg at
this moment that it waB practically
Impossible to avoid a collision with It.
Tho firs', officer did what other un
startled n?jd alert commanders would
have doi under similar circum
stances Inat is, ho made an effort
by going full speed uhend on his star
board propeller and reversing his port
propeller, simultaneously throwing his
holm over, to make a rapid turn and
clear tbo berg.
Rips Bottom Open.
These maneuvers were not sucess
ful. He succeeded In preventing his
cow from crashing into the ice cliff,
but nearly the entire length of the
great ship on tho starboard sldo was
The speed of the Titanic, estimated
to be at least twenty-one knots, was
bo terrific that the knifelike edge of
tfca Iceberg's spur protruding under
the Boa cut through her like a can
The shock was almost Impercept
ible. The first officer did not appar
ently realize that the great Bhlp had
received Its death wound and none of
the passengers it Is believed had tho
(lightest suspicion that anything more
than a usual minor accident had hap
pened. Hundreds who had gone to
their berths and were asleep were not
awakened by the vibration.
Return to Card Game.
To Illustrate the placidity with
Which practically all the men re
garded tho accident it Is related that
four who were in the Bmoklng room
playing bridge calmly got up from the
table, and, after walking on deck and
looking over the rail, returned to their
game. One of them bad left his cigar
on tho card table, and whllo the three
others were gazing out on tho sea be
remarked that ho couldn't afford to
lose bis smoke, returned for his cigar,
and camo out again.
The four remained only for a few
momenta on deck. Tbey resumed
their game under tho Impression that
tho ship had stopped for reasons best
known to the commandor and not in
volving nny danger to her. The ten
dency of the whole ship's company ex
sept the men In the engine depart
vncat, who were made aware of the
danger by tho Inrushlng water, was to
make light of It and in some Instances
even to ridicule tho thought of danger
to so substantial a fabric.
Slow to Realize Peril.
Within a few minutes stewards and
other members of tho crew were sent
round to arouse the people. Some ut
terly refused to get up. The stewards
had almost to force the doors of the
staterooms to mako tho somnolent ap
preciate their peril.
Mr. and Mrs. Astor were in their
room and saw the Ice vision flash by.
They had not appreciably felt tho gen
tle shock and supposed then nothing
out of tho ordinary had happened.
They were both dressed and came on
It was not until the ship began to
take a heavy list to starboard that a
tremor of fear pervaded It.
Launch Boats 8afely.
The crew had been called to clear
away the lifeboats, or which there
were twenty, four of which were col
lapslblc. Tho boats that were lowered
on the port side of tho ship touched
the water without capsizing. Somo of
tho others lowered to starboard, In
cluding one collapsible, were capsized.
All hands on the collapsible boats that
practically went to pieces were res
cued by the other boats.
Sixteen boats in nil got away snfcly.
It was even then the general Impres
sion that tho ship was alright and
there Ib no doubt that thnt wns the
belief of even some of tho officers.
At tho lowering of the boats the offi
cers superintending it were armed
with revolvers, but there was no ne
cessity for using them as there was
nothing In the nature of n panic and
no man made an effort to get into a
boat while the women and children
were being put' aboard.
Begin to Jump Into Sea.
As tho ship began to Bettle to star
board, heeling at an angle of nenrly
forty-tlvo degrees, thoso who had be
lieved It was all right to stick by the
ship began to havo doubt and a few
Jumped Into the sen. These were fol
lowed immediately by othcrB nnd In a
few minutes there were scores swim
ming around. Nearly all of them
wore life prcscners.
Ono man who had n Pomeranian
dog leaped overboard with It mid strik
ing n piece of wreckage was badly
stunned. Ho recovered after n few
minutes and owam toward ono of the
lifeboats and wnB taken aboard. Most
,of tho men who were aboard tho Car-
patina, barring tho members of the
crew who had manned tho boats, had
jumped Into the sea aa tho Titanic was
Ship Breaks In Two.
Under instructions from officers and
men In charge tho lifeboats were
rowed a considerable distance from
tho ship Itself In order to get away
from tho possible suction that would
follow tho foundering. Tho marvelous
thing about the disappearance was so
llttlo suction as to bo hardly appre
ciable from tho point whoro the boats
There was ample time to launch all
boats before the Titanic went down,
as it waB two hours and twenty min
So confident were all hands thnt It
had not sustained a mortal wound
that It was not until 12:15 n. m. or
thirty-flvo minutes after tho berg waB
encountered, thnt the boatB were low
ered. Hundreds of the crew and a
largo majority of the officers, includ
ing Captain Smith, stuck to tho ship
to the last.
It was evident after there were sev
eral explosions, which doubtless were
the boilers blowing up, that it had but
a few minutes moro of life.
The ship broke in half nmtdshlp and
almost simultaneously the after half
and the forward half sank, the for
ward half vanishing bow llrst and the
other half stern first.
Sinks With Little Flurry.
Tho sinking ship made much less
commotion than tho horrified watch
ers in the lifeboats had expected.
They were close enough to tho broken
vessel to bco clearly the most grew
some details of the foundering. All
tho spectators agree that the shat
tered sections of the ship went down
so quietly as to excite wonder.
Some of the rescued were scantily
clad and suffered exceedingly from
the cold, but tho majority of them
wero prepared for the emergency. In
tho darkness aboard tho ship that
came shortly after the collision It was
Impossible for those in the boats to
distinguish the Identity of any of the
persons who leaped Into tho sea. It Is
believed that nearly all cabin passen
gers who had not gone overboard Im
mediately after the boats were
launched vanished with the officers
Had Time to Dress.
Some of the stewards wbo formed
part of the lifeboat crew say that aft
er the ship hit the berg the majority
of the cabin passengers went back to
their staterooms and that It waB nec
essary to rout them out and in aome
Instances force life preservers upon
them. All agree that the engines of
the Bhlp were stopped immediately
after she had made the Ineffectual
turn to clear the berg.
The lifeboats' crew were made up of
stewards, stokers, coal trimmers and
ordinary seamen.. It Is said that the
davits were equipped with n new con
trivance for the swift launching of the
boats, hut that the machinery was so
complicated and tbo men so unfamil
iar with It that they had trouble In
Describes Death of Butt.
Among the first of the passengers
to leave the pier were Washington
Dodge, his wife, and his seven-year-old
Bon, whose large eyes shone with
excitement from beneath the rolls of
white mufflers that bound him from
head to foot.
A camera man Bet off a flashlight
directly in front of the party, but it
only seemed to please tho little boy.
He shouted with Joy. Mr. Dodge said
he estimated that the time the ship
sank waB 12:15 a. m.
He said the last man ho saw was
Archibald Butt, who was standing stiff
and erect on the deck.
Mr. Dodge was asked If ho heard
any shots. He replied "Yes."
"Suicide?" asked a reporter.
"I am afraid so," said Mr. Dodge.
First Woman In Lifeboats.
Mrs. Dickinson Bishop of Detroit
"I was the first woman In the first
boat I was In the boat four hours be
fore being picked up by the Carpnthia.
I was in bed at tbo time tbo crash
came, got up and dressed and went
back to bed, being assured there was
no danger. There wero very few pas
sengers on the deck when I reached
there. There was little or no panic,
and the discipline or the Tltanlc's
crew was perfect. Thank God my hus
band was saved also."
P. D. Daly of England said ho wa
above deck A nnd that ho was tho last
man to scramble into tho collapsible
boat. Ho snld that for six hours he
was wet to hia waist with tho icy wa
ters that filled the boat nearly to the
Men Praised by Women.
Ono of tho few women ablo to give
an account of the disaster was Miss
Cornelia Andrews of Hudson, N. Y.
Miss Andrews said sho was In tho last
boat to be picked up.
"Tho behavior of tho men," sho said,
"was wonderful the moBt marvelous
I have ever beheld."
"Did you Bee any shooting?" Bhe
"No," sho replied, "but one officer
did say ho would shoot some of tho
steerago who wero trying to crowd in
'o tho boats. Many jumped from the
decks. I saw a boat Blnk."
MIsb Andrews was probably refer
ring to the collapsible boat which
ivorturncd. She said that tho sinking
of tho ehlp wns nttended by n noise
mch as might bo mnde by the boilers
xplodlng. Sho was watching the ship,
sho snld, nnd It looked ns If it blew
up; nnyhow, It broke In two.
Story by Swedish Officer.
Lieut. Hakan HJomstlon Stcffnnson
of the Swedish army, who wus Jour
.leylng to this country on the Titanic
to see nbout the exportation of pulp
to Sweden, narrowly escaped being
carried down In the sinking ship when
ho leaped out from n lower deck to n
lifeboat that was being lowered past
him. Henry Woolner of London also
mnde the leap In Bafcty. Lieutenant
Stcffanson thinks ho mndo tho last
boat to leave tho ship and was only
about n hundred yards away when It
went down with n sudden lurch.
He had about his cxpcrlcnco ns ha
lay In bed at the Hotel Gotham,
utterly worn out by the strain he had
been under despite his six feel of
muscle. It was also tho first tlmo ho
had discarded the dress suit he hnd
worn Blnco tho shock of collision
startled him from his chair in tho
cafo where he and Mr. Woolnor wero
"It wns not a severe shock," said
the lieutenant. "It did not throw any
one from his seat; rather it was a
twisting motion that shook the boat
terribly. Most of the women wore in
bed. We ran up to the smoking room,
whero most of the men wero rushing
about trying to find out what was the
matter, but there was a singular abv
senco of apprehension, probably be
cause we believed so thoroughly In
the massive hulk in which we wero
Sought to Calm Women.
"We helped to calm somo of the
women and advised them to dress and
then set about getting them in boats.
There seemed to bo really no reason
for it, but it waB dono because it was
the safest thing to do.
"The men went about their task
quietly. Why should they have dono
otherwise the shock was so slight to
cause much ruin. Mr. Woolner and I
then went to a lower outsldo deck. It
was deserted, but as we wished to find
out what had happened we went down
a deck lower. Then for tho first time
did we realize the seriousness of that
twisting which had rent tho ship near
ly asunder. We saw the water pour
ing Into the hull and where we finally
Btood wator rose to our knees.
"Woolner aud I decided to get out
as quickly as we could and as we
turned to rush upward we saw Elid
ing down the port side of the drown
ing ship a collapsible lifeboat Most
of those it contained wore from the
steerage, but two of the women were
from the first cabin. It was In charge
of two sailors.
Jump Into Swaying Boat.
"'Let's not take any chances,' 1
shouted to Woolner, and as It came
nearly opposite us, swinging in and
out. slowly, we jumped and fortunately
landed Jn It The boat teetered a bit
nnd then swiftly shot down to the wa
ter. Woolner and I took oars and
started to pull with all our might to
get from the Bhlp before Bhe sank, for
now there was little doubt of what
"We could see some gathered in the
steerage, huddled together, as we
pulled away, and then cries of fear
came to us.
"We had hardly reached a point a
hundred yards away and I bellevo
the boat t was in waa the last to get
safely away when the horrible
screams came through the night and
the ship plunged swiftly down. It was
so terribly sudden, and then there waa
a vast quiet, during which we shiv
ered over the oars and the women
cried hysterically. Somo of them
tried to Jump overboard and we bad
to struggle in the shaky boat to hold
them until they quieted down.
Victims Float to Surface.
"There was little widespread suc
tion from tho sinking ship, strange to
say, and shortly after It went down
people came to the surface, some of
them struggling and fighting to re
main afloat, and some were very still.
But they all sank before we could
reach them. I
"It was bitterly cold and most of us
were partly wet. It seemed hours be
fore the Carpathla camo up and took
us aboard. Why, it was so cold that
on board the Titanic we had been
drinking hot drinks as if It were win
ter. Tho weather was absolutely
clear, there was not the slightest fog
Aged Editor Drops Dead.
Cleveland, April 19. Col. Isaao F,
Mack or Sandusky, O., for 40 years
editor of tho Sandusky Register, one
of the earliest members and direc
tors of the Associated Press and for
merly commander of tho Ohio G. A. R.,
died suddenly of apoplexy here whllo
In a downtown storo with his wife. II
was sixty-eight years old.
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