The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland: An Authentic Account of the Most Horrible Disaster in Canadian History Constructed from the Real Facts Obtained from Those on Board who Survived and Other Great Sea Disasters

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John C. Winston Company, 1914 - Dummies (Bookselling) - 319 pages
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Page 100 - be with you till we meet again! By His counsels guide, uphold you, With His sheep securely fold you, God be with you till we meet again! CHORUS Till we meet, till we meet, Till we meet at
Page 219 - WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST" The one alleviating circumstance in the otherwise immitigable tragedy is the fact that so many of the men stood aside really with out the necessity for the order, "Women and children first," and insisted that the weaker sex should first have places in the boats. There were men whose word of command
Page 237 - each man and woman long to be one of the crew who toiled away with the oars and kept themselves warm thereby—a curious, deadening, bitter cold unlike anything they had felt before "ONE LONG MOAN" And then with all these there fell on the ear the most
Page 241 - the vice-president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was in my boat, and she, too, took an oar. ''It was cold and we had no time to clothe ourselves with warm overcoats. The rowing warmed me. We started to pull away from the ship. We could see the dim outlines of the decks above, but we could not recognize anybody,
Page 241 - One of these men seemed to think that we should not start away from the sinking ship until it could be learned whether the other boats would accommodate the rest of the women. He seemed to think that more could be crowded
Page 241 - account of the part women played in the rowing is as follows: "There were thirty-five persons in the boat, in which the captain placed me. Three of these were ordinary seamen, supposed to manage the boat, and a steward.
Page 281 - MRS. A. VÉALE, JAMES. WATSON, E. WOODWARD, bandsman. WARE, WILLIAM J. WEISZ, LEOPOLD. WHEADON, EDWARD. WARE, JOHN J. WEST, E. ARTHUR. WHEELER, EDWIN. WERMAN, SAMUEL. The total death list was 1635. Third cabin passengers and crew are not included in the list Here given owing to the impossibility of obtaining the exact names of many. CHAPTER
Page 234 - Then the sparking became fainter, The call was dying to nothing. The Virginian's operator labored over a blur of signals, It was hopeless, So the Allan ship strove on, fearing that the worst had happened. It was this ominous silence that so alarmed the other vessels hurrying to the Titanic and that
Page 178 - Early in 1908 officials of the White Star Company announced that they would eclipse all previous records in shipbuilding with a vessel of staggering dimensions. The Titanic resulted. THE statistical record of the great ship has news value at this time. The keel of the ill-fated ship was laid in the summer of 1909 at the Harland
Page 208 - What do you think Mr. Case did then? He just calmly lighted a cigarette and waved us good-bye with his hand. Mr. Roebling stood there, too— I can see him now. I am sure that he knew that the ship would go to the bottom. But both just stood there." IN THE FACE OF DEATH Scenes on the sinking vessel grew more tragic as the

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