Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 101, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 28, 1918 Page: 7 of 10
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SURVIVORS SEE FRIENDS SWEPT
Tl) DEATH FROM BRi KED
Two SiMlfrs on Hoard Save Own Lives
and That of SfoLcr t>y Slmr l'hjsto-
al Force.—Little (ill I Peri-lies Be-
fore lather's Eyes.—W ife Suatelicd
by Waives From Iluslmiid's Arms.
(Associated Press Dispatch.)
St. Johns, N. P., Feb. —Graphic
stories of rescues from the wrecked
lied Cross line.r, Floriiel, and further
details of Sunday's disaster were re-
lated today by survivors who are re-
covering here from the terrible hard-
ships they endured before they were
saved by small boats from the New
Foundland steamer Prospero.
When Captain Martin of the Florlzel
reached here he was in such a state
of collapse that he could make no
Members of the crew said the mis-
take in reckoning which brought the
Florisel head-on into the coast twen-
ty miles north of (."ape ltace when all
hands thought she was well out to sea
as she turned westward for Halifax,
was due to running without the patent
log. The heavy snow, forming an
icy crust, or what the native# term
"slob" as it struck the sea. made it im-
possible to use the los to register the
steamer's progress against the storm.
The steamship therefore was navi-
gated by dead reckoning and as
frequently happers in this region of
shifting currents and baffling winds
the calculations were off and the
Florisel went the way of other brave
ships in this graveyard of the "North
Atlantic." Many of the passengers
were swept to death half-ciad In less
than fifteen minutes after the steamer
struck the rocks. Dozens of passen-
gers trapped below" decks were
drowned In their berths or at the foot
of the companion-ways by Cascading
seas which filltd the saloon.
Directed by officers and crew who
never for a moment forgot the best
tiaditlon of the Bea In looking Hfter
their passengers, those who escaped
from the saloon, sought safety on the
bridge deck. Two hours later a giant
wall of water thundered upon theru,
wrenching the structure bodily Trorn
its base and engulfing thirty men and
A short while later twenty persons
clinging desperately to the roof of the
smoking room met a similar fate. The
stout construction of the wireless
house saved most of the survivors.
Thirty-two persons piled into the
wireless room, packed so closely they
could neither sit nor lie down. They
were without food, water or adequate
clothing. They were often engulfed
by hoarding seas, some of them badly
injured by flying timbers and other
wreckage died as they stood.
The pitiful manner in which mem-
bers of families died one by one was
The Itching and Sting
of Blazing, Fiery Eczema
Seems Like the Skin la on Fire.
There is a harrassing discomfort
caused by Eczema that almost be-
comes a torture. The itching is al-
most unbearable, and the skin seems
on fire with the burning irritation.
A cure from local applications of
salves and ointments is impossible,
because such treatment can only al-
lay the pain temporarily. The disease
can only be reached by going deep
down to its source.
The source of Eczema is in the
blood, the disease being caused by an
infection which breaks out through
the skin. That is why the most satis-
factory treatment for all so-called
skin diseases is S. S. S., for this rem-
edy so thoroughly cleanses the blood
that no impurities can remain. Get a
bottle to-day at any drugstore, and
you will see results from the right
treatment. Write for expert medical
advice, which you can get without
cost, by addressing Medical Director,
21 Swift Laboratory, Atlanta. Ga.
graphically described by survivors.
Three-year-old Betsy Munn, daugh-
ter of John S. Munn, managing direc-
tor a# the line, was swept overboard
before his eyes. The child's nurse had
been drowned in her berth. Munn
was swept to his death with the group
on the bridge deck. Fred Butler, an
architect of this city, who was going
to Florida with hi* wife, was support-
ing her against the rush of water
when one comber, towering above all
the others, snatched her from his
arms. He was carried alone helplessly
lln the torrent, rising up in a tangle of
wreckage. Bruised and enmeshed, he
was unable to extricate himself and
One of the most remarkable tales of
the survivors relates the way in whfch
Ma.t. Michael Sullivan, commander of
the New Foundland forestry battalion,
and Ralph Burnham. cadet of the
Itoyal Flying corps, fought hack death
literally with their bare fists and
brought through with them a naked
Spanish stoker. Major Sullivan and
the young subaltern contrived to shel-
ter themselves in the upper section of
the bunker through which uxhA from
the stokehold are emptied. They
nearly perished with the cold and to
keep warmth in their b«diea beat each
other lustily with their flats.
Into their precarious retreat crept
one of the Spanish stokers, stark
naked and nearly dead from the shock
of Icy water after the terrific heat of
the fire room, lie was too numb to
fight for his own life. So the major
and the corporal fought s for him.
From pummellhg themselves they took
to pummel! ng the stoker. Securing a
tarpaulin they wrapped It about him
and though nearly exhausted them-
selves they kept up the prostrate stok-
er's circulation by unceasing exer-
tions. They brought the stoker
through but he lies at a hospital here
seriously 111. Burnham was badly
frost-bitten and Major Sullivan was
seriously crippled when flying wreck-
age crushed one of his legs.
Seed Bill Falls In Congress.
(Associated Prow DltDutcti.)
Washington, Feb. S", — Efforts to
have congress appropriate 150,000,000
to finance farmers in the purchaso
of seed virtually failed today when
the public agriculture committee vot-
ed by a majority of one not to report
the bill to the house.
It was introduced by Representa-
tive Bare of North IXvkota.
SEN %TOR REED SCORES DR. O AR-
HEM) RIGHT AND LKKT It)R
(Associated Press Dispatch J
Washington, Feb. 27.—Responsibil-
ity for the coal shortage was placed
squarely on the fuel administration by
Senator Reed of Missouri today. In a
statement of facts "submitted to the
senate sub-committee on manufactur-
ing a* a basis for a report of its re-
cent Investigation of the fuel situa-
Senator Reed's statement was not
the report of the sub committee which
Investigated the food and fuel admin-
istrations, but a statement of his in-
dividual conclusions on the facts.
"The chaos now existing In the coal
business," the statement said, "must
give place to stability or we will In
the near future be confronted by a
coal shortage of the most disastrous
For this reason Senator lteed said
there should be an Immediate an-
nouncement of prices and contracts
which will be allowed to replace pres-
ent coal contracts, practically all of
which terminated April 1.
The statement also advocated the
announcement of a fixed time In
which the business world may safely
adjust Itself to the new contracts, and
"It Is plain that the prices allowed
to be charged must be reasonably re-
munerative. If this is denied, the max-
imum of production can not be ex-
Senator Reed declared the recent
fuel order closing Industries east of
the Mississippi river was Issued by the
fuel administration "without warrant
or authority of law" In order to "ex-
tricate Itself from its self created di-
lemma." The senator made it plain
there was no excuse for such a con-
dition to exist as the government on
Aug. 10 took over the control of coal
with authority to commandeer mines
and ample powers to meet any emerg-
The trans-Atlantic shipping tie-up,
as fhr as was das to lack of
coal, also was blamed on th« fuel ad-
ministration by the Missouri senator.
' To add to the confusion, the state-
ment said, the prices fixed by the
Lane committee "were swept aside b?
the fuel administration and this mis-
take was finaly discovered and ad-
mitted by Dr. Garfield.
Given Two Years
for His Remarks
(AMoclMcd Press Dttpatch.) *•
St. Louis, Feb. 17—William Shu-
ben. a natural born American plead-
ed guilty in the federal district court
today to violation of the espionage
act and was sentenced to two years
Imprisonment at l^avenworth.
Schubert was charged with having
threatened the president and with
having attempted to cause disloyalty
In the military forces.
August Scheurlng, a naturalised cit-
izen, who had hfen In this country
SO years, also pleaded guilty to viola-
tion of the espionage act and was
sentenced to two years Imprisonment.
He was accused of making a disloyal
remark on a street cur. The remark
resulted In his being attacked by two
French Ready to
Meet the Boches
(Associated Picas Dispatch !
Ottawa.' tint., Feb. 27.—A dispatch
from French headquarters dated Feb.
15 to the Iteuter's limited agency here
says as the season advances and the
shadow of the expected German of-
fensive looms larger It Is comforting to
know that the French are ready in
every sector to meet the blow wher-
ever It falls.
What good Is money going to be to
you if Ve don't win this war? How-
are you showing your Americanism?
Patriotism laken out in talk won't
help, but rent service Is done when
Thrift and War Savings stamps are
Dr. Margaret Carraway has been
elected president of the board of
health of Harrison county, Mississippi,
and she is one of the first women In
the south to receive such distinction.
- - - V
4 Page the Doctor
(Associated Press Dispatch >
Washington. Feb. 27.—Characteris-
ing (Tie house of Representatives as
the "most inefficient and expensive
barnacle that ever attached itself to
a ship of state," Representative Full-
er, Independent, of
today resigned his place asi
of the commute* on Interior depart-
ment expenditures, which he declared,
like two-thirds of the other housa
committees, had no excuse for existing.
The kaiser grins every time some-
one buys a non-essential Instead of a
Thrift stamp. Give the old duffer a
green persimmon taste by investing in
a little sticker. \
—The Strictly One-Price Store.
For Spring Wear at Great
Reductions During Our
Semi Annual Silk Sale
Women who believe in being well dressed and
at the same time wish to economize are quick to
see the advantage of buying their Silks for early
Spring wear during our big Silk Sale which of-
fers the greatest assortment of Silks to be found
in Central Texas at prices you can afford to pay.
Our books for the month of February are
closed. All charge purchases made today
will appear on your March account,
—Buy Thrift and War Savings Stamps here.
ISSUED BY TUB
Save For Victory
Save Something Today!—Save some of the money in
your pocket! Save something at the end of the week! — Something
from your pay envelope. SAVE FOR VICTORY, SAVE
(This page paid for by the following firms:)
W SAVINGS STAMPS
ISSUED BY THE
Dry ( leaning Plant—N'ow Machinery
12 Years' Experience.
W. F. HAMNER
DRY CLEANER AND TAILOR
All work guaranteed. I'hone 44.1.
Candidate for Tit*
Collector Bell Co.
The votes and In-
fluence of all re-
When in Need of FEEDSTUFF—
and Planting Seeds See— •**'
Flewellen Produce Co.
Candidate for Coun-
Your vote and in-
Candidate for Tai Collector of Bell County.
The votes and influence of all respectfully
Candidate for Dis-
trict Clerk Bell
Buy Those New Farm Implements
and "biff" the kaiser by raising plenty of food
Monteith Hardware Company
Candidate for Tax
Will appreciate the
votes and Influence
Buy War Savings and Thrift Stamps
Aid the government jn every way possible and
bring your Ford troubles to us.
PRANK ROEIUNG, Prop.
R. E. Tulloch
Bell County Abstract Company
BELTON AND TEMPLE,
AVe must save to win the war, and will save
and win the war, but after the war is over, your
lands will be worth more than ever. Bring
ns your title troubles and let us help you fore-
stall the Ions you would sustain from neglected
defects in titles. We make a specialty of ab-
stract and title work, and give 100 per cent
Try My Amitazation Plan
uf Farm Loans. Loans can b* paid in one or
J. C. Preston Ixian Agency
We are with the
President and believe
in War Saving
Jeff and Dave
Help our President Win the War—
Join tlie Army with King Cotton and Colonel
Corn, fight the kaiser by growing food for
otir boys In the trenches.
I have two small farms not rented. Will sell
cheap with small cash payment; might accept
some trade or rent them. See
I). P. Johnson
"The Real Estate Man," BELTON', TEX.
To* SAVWOS STAMPS
■MVftD I* Tit*
Counsellors at l<tw.
Practice In all courts
Safety Hatch Incubators
flive the \ery best results. Kessortable price.
John R. Fellrath
Feed and Seed
Warden and Field
Heeds, Oats, Hay,
PORTER & DI'R-
ll.V .H IT EL CO.
Buy War Savings Stamps
and trade with us. A beautiful stock of Fur-
niture from which to select. Columbia Phono-
graphs and Records.
Home Furniture Co.
wriituta >y rm
E. I. Hall
Candidate for Coun-
ISSUED BV TUB
JANUARY 1, 1923- Your War
Savings Stamps Will Be Worth
Five Dollars. Uncle Sam Will Pay
That Much. Help the Boys Who
Are Fighting Your War—SAVE!!!
ISSUED BV TUB
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Williams, E. K. Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 101, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 28, 1918, newspaper, February 28, 1918; Temple, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth469747/m1/7/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.