North Carolina Newspapers

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into tiisttTry; all of the- 745
earvivorffr-'accounts for, the
lops of -1; 589 persons atea off
eKbniidiaiid-banieSStarly .
tMoDdajr morning , and, the
EaDsequent aeatu oi bia per
-on8 wtm-had- been rescuea ,
ring the total list of lost to
Thfese official' figures, mag
..if yreaAly the f ebtimates
which came byv . wireless.
Thet fitLries" that sarvivors
: tell make it certain that this
diqaatr was : the greatest
oceanttravel has ever known.'
The factstjoming' to the sur
! tace In the flood of narratives
are ithat 1595 persons met
deathf that there is practical
ly no' hope that this total will
be curtailed ;by a single ad
ditional survivor; that several
men 'of wealth and world
wide prominence are among
those 'perished; that the only,
women nol . saved are , those
. who ehose to di&in their hus
bands' embrace; tjiat nearly
all the survivors saw the
Titanic' sink and heard the
band. ' play i ng , 'Nearer My
" God to Tbee," amid the
shrieks of those whom the
vea ciaimea as tut? vcooci eaua
111 2,WU laiuumc.
The' Titanic st r uck an ice
berg about 90 feet high,
which ripped thVliner Bide
open and made the twater-
While the, vessel -was grad-
THSftnea ner BLeauiiux uviicjd
: ; causlngfiaji-ewlosjpjC
Bent her to the bottom.. -1-
o .h hnndreds.on
the decks when the Titanic
Bank "were Gol. John J acob
President Taft's military aid;
Benjamin "Guggenheim, Jac
ques Futrelle, George D.
Widener'. Henry B. Harris,
v and scores of persons as well"
Isadore Strauss was among
themV with Mrs. Strauss, who
refused to leave her husband
behind, when she had . the
opportunity to save her life.
Major Bnttrwas- one oi me
heroes. . With ah iron bar in
hand he iB said to have stood
at the' steeTage passage-way
defending women ahd chil
dren trom the maddened men
in that part of the ship. Mr.
Astor met death after seeing
hiB brideafe in the lifeboat.
If was only because the
capacity of the
Titanic's lifeboats was barely
one-third tto complement of
the ship in passengers and
crew that hundreds of de
- spairing passengers - went
.- down.,; Bruce Ismay, man-
paging director of the White
Star On, arid one of the
:ew Ptomineht men' who
escaped, it is said by some
. passen gers, ; w as one ,X)f;.the
- first tb.tret into tne mis.
i MTom aw;1ftniP.rt thl H - -
"-'-J 'DTl I HIlllHT I 1 I I 1 II I 1 'tJ&UUllU
Ti -Anld. hefore they were
bicked'up by the Oarpathia.
'-srjairiwivfnor nassenffers asiee
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SShaon iinftvfintfnT. exieDt for
the fact that it was being
made on: . the. largest vessel,
and-the passengers exhibited
- keen interest in the- daily
- speed bulletins All accounts
agreethat the Titanic, on the
night f heisasTer, was go
"mi? from .21Vto Snots, an
Jliottr: iiQuaTterma?ter Moody
mho jKaaat"the elm6kid the
-ihiD was- makingiSQts;
-and " that; -the, -officers - were
-tinaer -orders 10 jteep -juyiue
;&deed ih the hbpe-6f making
a fecriiassagendthese
orders were bei ng carried' but
'iii the -face of knowledge
that the steamer was n the
vicinity of great icebergs
sweeping - down from the
the weather, and the great ship
iped through quiet ieaa; with ofiH
cefca confident that even tnough"
an ioeburg should . be seen, the
vessel could be controlled. This
ooufideuoe is emphaeired in the
etoxiea of nearl y ell survivors,
thatwhen the crash came thre
was practically no excitement.
dauy who feltauxious to go on
deck to inquire as to what had
happened were but little pertur
bed when they learned that the
ship had' "only Btruck uu ioi
burg." It appeared to be a glanc
iug blow. At first there was no
indication of a serious accrdeut.
A group of men at a card table in
the" sm'okiug room seLt one of
their number to the lookout win
dow. Whqnhe returned with the
announcement that the ship
grazed an icaburg, the party con
tinued the game; but it was never
fiuished. , :
The stoppage of the engines was
noticed more than the collision.
The over-confident passengers
were UDt'l rought to a realization
that the collision might mean se
rious danger until the call ran
through the sfcip, "All passengers
on deck with life beltB on "
Captain Smith,' it is said, was not
on the bridge when the collision
trccurred, but when hurriedly
summoned by his first officer
fc'aok charge of whaa aeemdd to
situavtion in a resolute
aiahner. ;
One of. the stirring narrative
of the feBfs following the colli
sion was told today by L. Beasley,
a Cambridge University man, one
of the second cabin passengers.
"The steamer lay as if waiting for
orders to-go on again, when some
trifling matter had bean adjust
ed, " he, said? ,JBut in a few
mlLUtea we saw the covers lifted
frODftthe boats and crews alloted
Ho ib&LitiXaPL l3jrady -tot iow
er tnem ta the water, rreeeutiy
heard' an order : All
stand back, and all ladies retire
to next deck below, smoking room
deck, or B deck. The men, stand
ing away, remained in absolute
silence, leaning against the end
railing, or pacing slowly up and
vThe boats were lowered from
i .deck . When they were to the
evel of B. deck, where the wom
en were collected, the women got
in quietly with the exaeptioa of
some, who refused to leave their
husbaudt . ' Iu some cases they
were torn from their husbands
and pushed into the lifeboatB,
"All this time there was no
traced of disorder; no panic or
rush for the boats ; no scenes of
women , sobbing hysterically.
Erery one nenmed to realize so
slowly that there was imminent
danger. When it was realised e presently in the sea,
with, nothing but our life belts to
support us until we wece picked
up bypassiug steamers it was ex
traordinary how cairn every one
was .and how complete the self-
control. -if4i-
Oue bv one the -boats were
filled 'with women ,itgfoaildrea,-
and lowered and rowedvaway into
the - nieht. Soon word went
around among the men, "Men
are to be put in the boats on the
starboard side." I was on the
p irt side sod most of the men
walked across the deck to see if
thin was so. Preseatlv I heard a
a oall: "Any more ladies;" more come. One of the
onw said then. "You better
jump." I dropped in, falling to
the botf m as they cried: "Low
er away "
Mr. Baasley said the lifeboat
was nearly two miles away from
the Titanic two hours later, when
thev saw the liner sink. The
other survivors nearer the ship
Hoard "Nearer. My God, to
Thee," played by the band as the
Tinr sank. Suddenly there wat
a miehtv roar and the ship, al-
o - '
ready had submerged, buckled
and apparently bri ke in two, l y
tbeibrce.of the exp.osion caused
when water jreached th hot
boilers. The bow sank first
For fully five minutes the stern
was poised almost vertically in
the air when flocldanly it plunged
out of sighs. v
With the last hope gone
iog loTedoiDtmltTef many, wo-
men in the life -boats seemed in
different whether they were-saved.
They were; , nearly a thousand
miles from .'Van'd and with no
knowledge that a ship of; succor
was v spedirig to thenur There
seemed scant hope of surviving in
the little boats. There - were six
teen boats in the . procession,
which entered upon the terrible
hours of suspense.
" The OaTpathia, whicn ' received
the Titanic's distress Bignals,
reached the scene of disaster
about 7 o'clock, and picked up
the lifeboats' occupants. -The
Carpathja's passengers who. . were
bound for a Mediterranian cruise,
8 ho wed every consideration for
tha survivors, many giving up
their cabins to them . The res
cued were in all conditions of
dress and undress, and women on
the Carpathia vied with each
other in supplying missing gar
ments. H. Haven, of Indianapolis, said
that the Titanio was going at
high speed when she struok- "A
large section of the plates on the
starboard1 side ripped off . and
water, poured in. There yjjft
great rush for the lifeboats when
it became known there ' was
danger! So precipitate wjS4rtbe
rush that many leaped otJSard.
The lights continued lurning,
although the ship sank lower and
lower. When we were distant
from the sinking ship and 'saw
figures of hundreds of people on
desk at railings several explo
sions occurred in the ship. The
Titanic buckled amidship. We
saw people sliding off into the
water both before and after.
Then the boat settled by the bow,
the lights went out and that was
tne lass w 5 saw ot ne Titanic."
. ... - m - at
tacnnoe of Captain 'Smith and
other Titanio effioers. the sea
would have claimed an even
greater tell when the ship sank.
"Be British," shouted the cap
tain. Every man, it is said,
obeyed the command and faced
death calmly. The survivors
said they remained at their posts
and died like men.
Philips, the first marponi ope
rator aboard the Titanio, stuck to
his post until the last aud jumped
from the sinking ship, was taken
aboard the life raft and died be
fore the rescuers reached him ac
cording . to the etory told by
Thomas Whitlev. who said:
"Philips wa9 on an overturned
lifeboat with me. He was dead
when taken aboard the Carpatbia.
There were four burials at sea,
one sailor, two firemen and
Philip. There was panio for a.
time aboard the ship, and the
other officers had to use revolvers.
The ohief offi :ar shot one man
and the i shot himself. It- was a
Hack berg we struck."
Before the Carpathia reached
the pier over $10,000 was avail
able for the woman's re'ief fund
to oire for the destitute steerage
passengers, mostly women and
-Arrangements have been made
tooare for them as long as neces
gary.: The survivors were re
moved to temporary homes pro
vided by the committee. rhb-e
soffering from exposure were re
moved to hospitals.
Members of the stock exchange
gave $20,030 for the survivors
relief. j
Dazed, yet nerved to the high
est pitch by the ordeal through
which they were passing, women
survivors of the litanio were
calm when the Carpathia reached
the scene, borne liteboats ware
being rowed by women .
Gilbert M. Tucker, one of the
anrvivors. said today that the
most distressing scone- was hus
bands' kissing their wives good
bye and seeing the latter cling to
them, begging the privilege of
dyiDg with them.
New York, April 19 At the
home of Woa. H. Force, father of
Mrs. John jaoon Asror. a memcer
of the family said laBt night that
Mrs. Astor had visited her father
ferns of Interest in Varioas Neighborhoods
Sent in by Our FriSWj. ZJ
; av
C"Weiio not Sprint rar
tides not signed by he auilL
ors real name. . .
April 19 Miss Lelia Miller, of
near Salem church, is spending
the week with her many friends
at Granite Qaarry.
Carl Walton left for) Al&emarle
Sunday where he will ut granite.-
Miss Mattie McOombs returned
home today from a yisit ,to her
friend, Mias Bsssie Mifler, in the
country. "
The Brown, Wiley & Kerns
Monumental Company have com
pleted their new shed add are no w
moving in their machinery..
A young merchant at Mtr and
Mrs. Chas. H. Lyerly. - '
James Heilig has opened a beef
market next door to MoOombs &
Lyerly's store. S'
The empty bouses here are be
ing filled very fast by ite foreign
block makers who ate moving
nere to make blocks.
There will be Holiness preach
ing by Rev. 0. A. Lu,d wick the
4th Sunday night at Granite
Qaarry. '
There are lots of block, curbing
aud crushed stone being shipped
frjm here every day, besides the
largo amount of local shipments.
Our freight agent, R. L Williams
is kept quite busy and is one of
the best agents we have ever had
at Granite Qiarry.
Douglas Dunham has bought a
fine little black poney and a
The road force is finishing, up
the. . new road from" .Granite
for a few moments, after landing
trom the Carpathia, and then de
parted for her home, the Adtor
residence, on upper Fifth avenue.
Mrs Astor was said to be as well
ib oculd be hoped for in view of
her ordeal, but in absolutely no
condition to discuss detrils of the
On landing from the Carpa
thia, the young bride, widowed by.
th6 Titano's sinking, told mem
bers of her family what she could
recall of the ciroumstanoes of the
Of how Colonel Astor met his
deathTshe had no definite concep
tion. She recalled, the thought,
that in the confusion as she was
about to be put . into one of .the
boats, , the colonel was standing
by her side. ' After that, as Mr.
Biddle recounted her narrative,
she hal no-very clear recollection
of tho happaninga until the boats
were well clear of tha sinking
Mrs. Astor, it appears left in
one of the last boats which got
away frcm the ship. It was her
belief that all the wcroen who
wished to go had been taken off.
Her impression was that the boat
she left in had room for at least
fifteen more persons.
The men tor some reason,
which, as she could not and does
not how understand, did not
seem to be at all anxious to leave
the ship. Almost everyone seem
ed dazed.
"I hope he is alive somewhere,"
the young woman said of her hus
baud to her father as she left the
latter to goto the Astor home.
Almost A Miracle.
One of the most startling
changes ever seen in any man, ac
cording to-W. B. Holsolaw, Olar
endon, lex., was effected years
ago in his brother. "He had
such a dreadful cough," he writes,
that all our family thought be
was going into consumption, but
he began to use Dr. King's New
Discovery, and was completely
cared by ten bottles. Now he is
sound and well and weighs 213
pounds. For many years our
familv has used this wonderful
remedv for Coughs and Colds
with excellent results." It's
nuick. safe, reliable and gaarau
teed. Price 50 cents "and $1.00.
Trial bottle free at all druggists.
community is very good at this
Mrs Deny, Mrs. C. W. Har
rington and children were wel
come Vfsilors at Mrs. . E. L.
Siffcrd's Thursday evening.
f' Tne people in Vthfs community
were delayed " in "planting their
crop on account of the recent
J, liawson Kluttz has moved
bis saw mill onto Ben. Brown's
place, near Organ church.
B. O. Eagle; and family visited
at My s; Eagle's mother's Sunday
and Monday.
Mrs. H A! Trexler, Miss Daisy
and Clarence, visited Mr. and
Mrs.' I li. Hoffuer Sunday eve
ning. ' -
Miss Emma Bost visited her
friend Miss BdssieHouce .Suudav
Mrs, J. F. Misenheimer, who
has.been on the sick list, is sn -proving
very much hr -mat y
friends will be glad to learn .
Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin,
Myrtle, ' Mrs. L. I. "Cau'ile,
Beulah, Olah, and James, were
welcome visitors at Mrs E. L.
E. Siffoxd's Sunday evening.
Charlie Shoe is almoatjthrougb
planting ootton seed.
Mrs. E. t. E. Sifford visited
Mrs. S. A. Misenheim&r Friday
M. A. Wilhelm's Servant left
him last Friday morning, leaving
Mr. Wilhelm in a bad condition.
Beulah Cauble and JameB
visited at Mrs. Ellen Sifford's.
Mrs. E!len Sifford visited Mrs.
L H off ner last Friday.
H. A. Bernhardt is contem
plating buildings (new - barn on
1ilinfiSrmttfXwerst6n hurcb
very socn.
I. L, Hoffuer is contemplating
patting new pailings around his
Little Miss Maxie Fisher visit
ed her cousin Miss Lula Sifford
last Saturday night.
Mrs. Jacob Yates of Divernon,
Illinois, is visiting James Yates.
She expects to stay about two
months. When she returns her
daughter, Miss Ruth, who haB
been staying with her grandfather
and grandmother, is going with
Miss Fannie Bost visited her
friend Miss Lula Sifford lastT
Thursday evening.
Miss Nannie and Floyd Griffin
have been visiting in Salisbury.
MisseB Beulah. and Olah Cauble
who have been visiting their
grandmother, returned last Satur
What has become of Columbus
of Organ and Somebody of Frog
Town? Haven't the frogs woke
them up yet? Wake up every
writer of The Watchman and
let's make it one of the prosper
ous this year. Chap.
It Looks Like A Crime
to senarate a bov from a box of
Buoklen's Arnica Salve. His
pimples, boils, scratches, knocks,
sprains and bruises demand it,
and its quick relief for burns,
scalds, or outs is his right. Keep
it handy for boys, also girls.
Heals everything healahle and
does it qaickj (Jnequaled for
piles. Only 25 cents at all drug
April 15. Marvin Barger, son
of James Barger of Faith visitied
A. A. Castor's Saturday and Sun
day. There arrived at Mr. aud Mrs.
John Miller's a young farmer.
Jeorge Shuping and family vis
ited at Alfred Goodman's near
Uuion church, last Sunday and
Monday, 7th and 8th.
Somebusy body made a grave
near Ualvin Pethel's last Saturday
put up a foot board and a head
board and fixed it up like a grave.
Written on the head board, Pecks
ville, then made a orou on it
this life Easter Monday. All
may get married but that will
never hurt me. Th?n there was,a
pioture cf a hand pointing to
ward tne groand with the words :
Never bother me.
Miss Beulah and Willis Shuping
visited at W. A. Shuping's Satur
day night and Sunday.
FridayApril 5th, quite a num
ber of relatives and friends gath
ered at M. A. OvercnBh's and
gave to Mrs. Overoash a birthday
uinner. Jtfetween 75 and 100
were present. After dinner many
presents were given to her by her
children, grandchildren and rel
Mr. and Mri Reodle Caspar
visit d at James Barringer's Sat
urday uight and Sunday.
Miss Tommy-Clark spent Sun
day uight at A. A. Castor's
Ga rg Siff srd, who has ben
wrki:;g at High Point, spent
Eas- r rMn.ay aud Monday with
18 f
Hi. r,
E D A. Siff rd.
Mr. and Mr?. Lewis Josey spent
. isfc duu la. evening at Charlie
Ptul Beaver, who has been
clerking in the bolt room at
Spencer, resigned Jast Wednes
day. He intends to join the
standing army very scon.
Jake Stirewalt, son of Walter
Stirewalt of Kauhapolis, has been
visiting at Efq. George Slough's,
&fiss' Effi) Bernhardt' and
Arch Hileig, colored, were mar
ried last Weknesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Brown, of
Columbia, S. C, visited at John
Brown r last Sunday,
G. M. Shuping has opened his
millinery department.
vWjiir BBAver olineai?nee
church, 'visited his b'roiU,Cartl8
Beaver Saturday night and Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Powlass
have been sick for the past week
but they are able to be out again
Rev. T, L. Nobles preaohed an
interesting sermon Sunday and
announced that on the third Sun
day of this month, at 3 a. m,,
they will m93t and organize a
Sunday sohool at Rock Grove M
E church. . Happy.
Salisbury People Should Try This.
McPherson & Co.. druggists.
states that any one who has con
stipation, sour stomach ?r gas on
the stomach, should try simple
buoKtnorn bara, glycerine, etc.,
as compounded in Adler-i-ka,
the new German Appendictis
remedy. A SINGLS DOSE brings
relief almost INSTANTLY and
Sa'isburv people are surprised
how QUICKLY it helps. This
simple remedy antisepticizas the
digestive organs and draws off the
impurities. McPherson & Co.,
Ten Thousand People Treated For Hook
worm Disease In Three Months.
During the first three months
of 1912, in spite of the terribly
cold weather, ten thousand suf
ferers in the State from hookworm
disease have been treated. Ten
thousand North Carolinians hsve
already during the present year
been improved in health, made
more comfortable, happier and
fitted to beoome produoers. All
of them received free treatment
in the couuty dispensaries. They
represent men, women, and es
pecially ohildren of the. following
counties: Jahnston,' Craven,
Cartaret, New Hanover, Beaufort,'
Bertie, Edgecombe, Chowan'
Gates and Martin . '
The couuty Dispensaries for free
examination and treatment of
hookworm disease are now in
progress in the counties of WSke,
Greene, Edgecombe and Martin. '
Puts Had To Bad Habit.
Things never look bright to one
withi "the bluas." Ten to one
the trouble is a sluggish liver,
ailing the system with bilious
poison, that Dr. King's New Life
Pills would expel. Try them.
Let the joy of better feelings end
"the blues." Best for stomach,
liver and kidneys. 25 cents a
all druggists.
ftnfederati'Trefern'r Specif Trill U J
Macon, 6i., UoBdaf UiyBili, 1912.
For- tbi VcootnolAtion fyet
erans and aHothers going to the
Confederate Veteran's Reunion at -Macon,
Ga. , the Southern Rail- '
way has arrangedo ' operate ,
special train leaving Charlotte,
N fO., at e :00 i. Tn Monday,
May 6th, via Alant; arriving at
Macon Tuesdar 'mornimr. IM
W a 7:00 a.-m. Wilbalso
operate a jpeoial train from
Raleigh, N. C, and intermedi
ate points cn same date. "
Trrese speoial trains . will oon
sist of first class coaches, stand
ard Pullman sleeping cars and :
Pul lman tourist- sleeping 'ears
The berth rate Charlotte to
Macon in standard Pullman cars
is $2.00 for lower berth and $1 60
for upper berth Berth rate in
tourist cars is $1.00. Each berth
will accomodate two people. By
using this Bpecial train you leave
Charlotte after supper and arrive
at Macon in time for-breakfast.
Passengers from all branch line
points can use the reduced rate
tickets on all regular trains to
Charbtte, Blaoksbarg and other
junction points . in connection
with the special trains. - A great
opportunity for persons - trains to
Atlanta aud other points to make
vnp at small oost. Reduced rate
round trip tickets pill be sold
from Macon to many points-of
interest within a radius of five
hundred miles during .the Rer
Following round trip rates will
apply from statins earned Rates .
on same basis from ail other
points on Southern Railway.
Concord. .
. .-$6.60.-.
, . 16 JDQ.
. $6.10.
China Grove
Blacksbnrg s. . . . . . . . . -.
Statesville. . .
$7 80.
$7 00.
Shelby .... 4 , . . .... $ 6.80.
The reduoed rate - tickets wi II h ..
V ; UllUUUi ' U,l' BIST U-VK
15th. bydepsltifief ticket with??
joint agent: at" Macon and ? pay-
men .nyjusy f cems, Qtopovera.
allowed' -'at "'lntand mahr
of tickets
Pullman reservations should be
made in advance, ' .
division psssenger ent,
Charlotte, N. O.
The Danger After drip
lies often in a run-down system.
Weakness, nervousness, lack of
appetite, energy, and ambition,
with disordered liver and kidneys
often follow an attaok of this
wretched disease. The greatest
need then is Electric Bitters, the
glorious tonic, blood purifier and
regulator of stomach, liver and
kidneys. Thousands have proved
that they wonderfully strengthen
the nervei, build up th-f system
and restore to health sod good
spirits after an attaok of Grip.
If suffering, try them. Only 50
cents. Sold and perfect satisfac
tion guaranteed 4y all druggists.
Wfij The Parcels Post Will Come.
It is inconceivable how any in
telligent class of men can honest
ly believe that better , and more
transportation facilities can real
ly be an iujary to the couutry.
If the parcels post will be a bene
fit to the country at large, then
the opposition of the ret mer
chants is actuated by motives of
selfishness It it certain that the
number of people served by the
merchants ho oppoee ths parcels
post is greater than the camber of
these merchants. It is a ' so diffi
cult to see how it can hurt these
merchants unless it benefits their
customers, who are greater in num
ber. If it hurts the. merchants
and benefits a greater number of
farmers and others, why is it not
a good thing for the Nation as a
whole? Is not the basic priuoiple
of our form of goverLnaeut, the
greatest good to the greatest num
ber? The Progressive Farmer
Of Great Benefit to Salisbury.
Salisbnry people have found
out . that A SINGLE DOSE of
simple buckthorn barkp glycerine,
etc., as compounded in Adler-i-ka,
the new German Appendi
citis remedy, relieves constipa
tion, sour stomaoh. or' gas on tha
stomach almost INSTjlN TLY.
This simple mixture; aritiseptic
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