I CAN ROW, BUT LET A WOMAN GET INTO BOAT

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I CAN ROW, BUT LET A WOMAN GET INTO BOAT

Toronto Daily Star

Mrs. Cavendish, a Survivor,

Refers Highly to the Work

of Major Peuchen

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MEN WERE IMPLORED

TO GET IN TO MAN IT

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Only an Incompetent Man

Answered, and So Toronto

Man Got It.

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WERE TERRIFIC EXPLOSIONS

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Two Were Heard and Then the

Vessel Rapidly Went to

the Bottom.

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Special to The Star by a Star reporter

New York. April 19---"He was a big jolly looking blue-eyed man with a black goatee like beard."  "Yes, I think Peuchen was the name, but I do not remember very clearly."

In these words Mrs. Turrell (sic) Cavendish to-day identified for The Star a Canadian of whom she has been speaking in the highest terms.  She was formely Julia Siegel, daughter of Henry Siegel.  Her story is particularly interesting because it tells of the invaluable services of the Toronto major in getting his boat to safety.

"I was in the second boat.  My husband kissed me and bade (sic) me remain in the boat, declaring he was all right.  There was no light, but the sky was clear.  Bright skies illuminated the scene of the disaster.  Just as the lifeboat was lowered I again kissed my husband.  He assured me he would rather stay on the boat, thinking he would be safe."

Twenty-three in Boat.

"As the boat reached the water there were twenty-three women in the boat and two men to guide and row her.  Many of us women implored men on the upper deck to come to our succor, but most of them said they could not row.  One man there was about to get in the boat, but a sailor, after questioning him threw him aside.  A Canadian, who stated that he could row turned to a group of men on the deck who were watching the proceedings and said: "I can row, but if there is room for one more let it be a woman."  "I am not a coward."

Related Biographies:
Julia Florence Cavendish
Arthur Godfrey Peuchen

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Jason D. Tiller
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