Among those who perished in the wreck of the Titanic was William Thomas Stead, who is, perhaps, best known as the editor of the "Review of Reviews," and as the founder of an American journal of that name.
He was born in 1849 and received only a rudimentary schooling.
Mr. Stead was long active in the cause of peace. He founded and edited the weekly "War Against War," attended the Hague Conference, and strongly opposed the war with the Transvaal. He was also the author of a long list of books, among them "Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon," "The Truth About Russia," "If Christ Came to Chicago," "The Labour War in the United States," "A Study of Despairing Democracy," "The United States of Europe," "The Americanization of the World," and "The Last Will and Testament of Cecil John Rhodes."
Another victim of the Titanic disaster was Jacques Futrelle, whose life was cut off at the age of thirty-seven. After a brief education in the schools of Georgia, where he was born, he engaged in newspaper work and, for a time, was a theatrical manager. Among the stories which bear his name are "The Chase of the Golden Plate," "The Thinking Machine," The Simple Case of Susan," "Elusive Isabel," and "The Diamond Master."