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TITANIC OFFICER ADMITS SPEED OF 2lKN0T
SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING CAPT. ROSTROM'S STORY OF RESCUE OF TITANIC SURVIVORS
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gr MBflH yyil
alnkJng liner. Ha dftnihori'd abomrd a capelied lifeboat and wu eventually
peeked up by the Carpathla.
Llghtoller aaw Jamay but once after the Impart with tho Iceberg. That
ww on the boat deck when the offlrera and rrew were clearing the llfnboati
. Tor lowering. He knew that Ice wan thick In the course of tho vessel and
waned Plrat Officer Murdook, who took command of the veeael at 11 o'clock,
Just forty-five minutes before the colUalon.
Ugh toller explained that the flrat lifeboats were aent off partially filled
bMMee there were not enough passengers around to fill them and It van
rmpetatlve they ahould be launched quickly. He declared that the order
"Wmen and children flrit" was enforced aa long as women and children
wgja in eight. Ha did not aee Iimay leave the ahlp. The Titanic had been
; at from twenty-one to twenty-two knota an hour all day Sunday.
Investigators trannf -nl their . tain's message to the Titanic."
"The captain." replied the wltneie.
"sent o munfe to tho effort that they
aouli have their llfeboate ready. We
had oure reedy and were steaming to
the Tl tenia. We received no anewer."
"Did you reoelva any communication
from either the Marconi ooaet station
or any other elation from any oaheer of
the White PUT Liner' asked Senator
"Wei were In communication with
eome boat ell the time," aaM the wtt
MM "Uu Und communication with Uie
1 tin. Some were official m socage.,
but what they conuined I can't recall."
J- Wre they from the -Baltic or trane
mttted through the Battle from a coast
elation? A. I can't recall.
QUESTIONED ABOUT K I DPI NO
i. Uld you receive any meeaage In
dicating a dtalre or suggestion that
the true atate of thlnce be kept con
fidential? A. At 111 o'clock A. M on
ejuar'ere to-day from tty crowded East
Ream of the Waldorf -Aetorla to the
reere commodious Mrrtla Ronm. The
awe ag the remarkable etorlee told
r sot seder attra ted a considerably num
ber ef gueets from the I.Jtcl to the In-
Ample seating arrunge-
. a repetition ot tlie un-
crowdlng of the previous
iifwwv, at cm inqcueiionai c .'
Oaigveaaman Hughes of Wret VI
WVjpe daughter, Mrs Lurlsn P.
' waa widowed on her return fro
William Alden Fmith
fttergVonk Nee-land-, the Invee-
tlfcgtere. at the Inquisitorial table was
turn from her
trip by the etnklna of the Titanic.
WANTS MM) OAUQHTER TO TELL
ABOUT ISM AY.
Oon arses man Hughes would
the part he Intended to ;:
la the Investigation. It la known that he
Intends to Insist Uiait his daughter shall
tall what etis knows about the events uf
IhatejrrtMe Inuday night In the Irs Hold " following the loes I oommu-
aaa ejf what eubeeuuently occurred . niratod the fact to the Baltic.
the Carpathla. Mrs. Hm.t.i told: "uw far off woe the Beltlo then?
ertera on Tlmrsdsy night that J. ' A- 1 oouidn't any
sy nsn enioyeu a etcuroom ; y"u reran What was eald In
oa the Ceraalhla to himself with a sign t:;' "'"-asage at 10.10 Monday morning
-riease inn-t disturb," I "shict a. it sal,t that wo had:
tur ecene or the wrselt. ha.l
picked up as many imssengere as we
rould nnd cud were returning to New
wawe many women, recently widowed,
eiapt on she floor of the saloon outside.
Itosmer Oov j. H. Griggs of New
Jeewea repreeenting the Marconi Wire-
leae Company, was also present. J. Car. I U- "Id vou .,, .anything in the mee
ter Xlrlln, the attorney for the White ' 3 a'jout HeJrras? A. I believe I did.
Bear Hue, eat by tho side of Mr. laroay ! lor the ccvptala wee bound for Halifax
Waste) the Inquiry opened, , H'el and then changed his mind.
before (senator Smith opened the 9. How yu know he changed his
latpsjry an Invalid's chair was wheeled mind about Halifax? A. I asked him
tag 'the room by luotel attendants. In albuut neon and he said he had .hanged
t wae a pale youth with crutches by his oouree.
MP cede It we. RaroM Pride, the' Q. Old ym, ,ny tlm. on Mondfc
skgMaen ear-old aecund wlrslsss man send a meecsga aaylng that all lh pas
Titanic, who had crushed seuger m eavod and that the Titan!.'
bet, his feat In weeaning from tl.e ahlp wae being towed into Halifax A
altar It aank. Bride was the man who No, sir.
la law Anal moments of aguny aboard U lld any messugs reach yu on
taw alnklng Titanic hod shot and killed Monday night or Tuesday from any
" " wciua oencna operator icjrc inuicuting a rumor of that klncf
life u cna icwreceas coop wiun a a. -e. Sir.
haJfa la kla hand. IicImhc on Linen .....
rtYUttna for the nreclou. nr. , T NO "lISgAQE TITANIC
tag wore. VVA AFLOAT.
. . . . I r mm .
ana was urtetl into a c-helr buck ol 1 w ,"u "1" n0' send rnmi the far-
tha wltnees stand and both of his band- ' any rnport that tlis Passengs
XI sen. pna wearing a clipper end 1 r"" "ere saveo, and thm thu
other covered only by a gray sock, Ktonle, badly danagiol. was being towml
were propped on another chair. w nauraa." A. No, sir.
- The young men luipeurc-d to b over- v' ""v on' ask you to send such
and .hirted ur,K- I., hi. maeseaii a. jso. eir.
w- sen you picu up on your Instrument
Hoy run natameai from any other
source? Nc, sir.
pathls operator, relieve you? A. Wed
Q. Tou slept till dawn on Wednes
day? A. Tea.
STUCK TO Hit POST FOR
Q. You're positive you were In charge
Sunday, Sunday night, Monday ami
Monday night, Tueadsy and Tuesday
night? Yea, I had atbout three hours
sleep Tuesday morning before dawn.
g. Tou got no relief until Mr. Bride
relieved you WednesdayT A. No.
Q. Whet time did he relieve you? A.
Late Wednesday afternoon.
W How long were you otoaent from
your Instrument? A. I eras never ab
sent. I say down In he room. Mr.
Bride was at the Inetpumsnt when I
Stenator ftmlth had dlAVutty In learn
ing just how long Bride was at the Instrument.
Q. Wer you at the Instrument when
a message, from the Cheater was re
ceived? A. Yes. I took It.
Q. You didn't have authority to deslff
nate Mr. Hrlde for service? A. No. his
services were voluntary.
U What was his physical condition?
A. He couldn't walk or stand.
Q. What wea hie mental condition,
was he lucid? A, lie seemed to be all
right. He sent a message to the Ches
ter. He sent another, but I can's recol
SAYS BRIDE DIDN'T SEND THE
W. If he sent a message cuch ae I
have Indicated about' the Titanic being
towed to Halifax you would have
known ;t would you not? A. Tea. Ho
didn't send such u message.
g. How long was Bride at the Instru
ment? A. He took a watch occasionally.
g. Hid you stand watch alone all the
At II. 56 o'clock another meeaage came
from the Titanic. Cottam eald this
"Come at SBSfi the water la
asaklag act fat aa the boiler room."
"I repeated the meeaage to ''apt. ltoe
trom," CoMam eald, "and tho Carpathik
wheeled and want at a fifteen-knot gait
toward the Titanic. Boatrom ordered
OF THE TITANIC
TAKES THE STAND.
After saying he had triad to get Into
further touch with the Olympic and
failed. Cot torn waa excused. Than Bride
was lifted to the table and held his
right hand up to be sworn The youth
took the oath with a clear enunciation.
There was a cockney blur In hla
Bride salg that his home waa In munlcatton r
London. Ha had been a wiraleee op
erator since last July, crossing to
America three times and going to Brc
ill once. He learned the business at a
training collage In London, where he
apent elx raontho. Aa second operator
on tho Titanic he got 120 a month and
board. Hla chief waa Phillips, who
waa about twenty-four years old. Aa
aaalstant operator he kept a watch
every alz hours. There was always
soms one at the instrument.
Brlds told of the test of the wireless
apparatus of the Titanic made during
20 and 10 minutes thereafter, or at ubo't.
5 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, he did
respond and got the '.ce roport.
g. Had you any other wireless In
formation about bergs? A. No, sir.
g. This Information from the 'all
f ! oi l was your first Information about
Icebergs? A. Yes.
WHEN WORD ABOUT BERGS
Q. And that waa between 4 .30 aad
S o'eloakf A. Tea, t knew the toe
report to me would he the seme aa
to' the Baltlo, ao eoaArmsd tbe re
ceipt of the report with the code
word "B. D." The meeaage statsd the
Oallfbrnla had paaaad very eloee to
three large looharga and reported
their latitude and longitude.
Bride said that he communicated the
meecsage to the officer of the watch who
waa First Officer Murdock.
Q. Did you receive any other cam-
rdtrsg 1cc"berga from any
FOUND AS THREE
Mystery of Long Series
Brooklyn Burglaries Is
Solved by Detectives.
other ship that afternoon? A. No.
Q. Did Mr. Phtmpa receive a message
from the Auierlka? A. No. to my
g. The only Iceberg message you re
ceived was from the California? Y. Yes.
g. Who was on duty at the wireless
station from 0 o'clock Sunday evening
until the collision? A. I was on duty a
holf hour while Phillips got his dinner.
After 11. at I went to bed In the room
back of the apparatus. There was a
j door between the apparatus room and
Plunder worth HK.ooft, consisting main
ly of Jewelry, was displayed In llrooklyn
I'ollce Headquarters to-day while scor-a
of persons filed past Identifying prop
erty stolen from their ho.nes In the
FANS' VOTES WON'T
BE COUNTED TILL
Total of Entire Brooklyir
Series Will Guide Early
Karl.v next week tkaJetMll fans w II
know at what hour K.imes at the Poto
cViyiiHl. will .iltirt the present eenco;i.
The patrons now attending games arc
votlnK on the question, but until the
poll Is complete thej inannuement of the
The arrest of three men by Detective, i lan, wl" not !vc m" ,m r,""U
TBBTLY SAYS HE IS NOT A
t don't know what I'll be asked to
test," ha aald. "but I surely will t. II 4)1 I
cam to help your Henators. But don't
ergste any hero buelncs ate.ut no
sBHh a wry amlle -"I am not In tiie hero
ride looked as if ho would like to hid
aosgaos with his sallow when photo -iu
gAgga Inalaled on taking anavs at short
rllllmo Marconi cams In quietly be-
the session opened and took his
hp tht side of IV A. 8. Krcnkl.n.
Vies president of the Inlcrnatl mal
atlle Marina Company. Mrs. Hen-
I Ouggenlieliu atcd her brother. Ij-
gtellgtncn, were also present.
WMMILEBS OPERATOR FIRST
WITNESS OF THE DAY.
T. Cottau, tl i- ulrslet- opera-
Ma? aw tbe Carpathla. wss the lint alt-
time except this short time whan you
slept from Monday evening until your
arrival In New York? A. Yes.
g. And had the responsibility for the
wlreleee on the Carpathla? A. Yes.
g. Did any one talk to you on the
bout or In New York with reference to
messages received? A. I had heard
there was u rumor that a measaga had
been eent ceylng that the Titanic wae
being towed Into Halifax.
J. Who told you this? A. I ddh't
know. 1 didn't take notice of the man
who oeked me It was not Mr. Ismay.
g. How eoon after you reached the
dock were you asked about It? A. Soon
after I reached the dock I waa asked If
I sent the message anhore aaylng the
Titanic waa being towed Into Halifax.
I ald 1 had not. l'erliaps the man
who asked mo huh u reporter.
NO REGULAR HOURS FOR WIRE
The Wltneco aaid the wireless on the
C.cri.utlila was of the old fashioned type.
He thought he could communicate atwut
two hundred and fifty milna with It.
He could meet all the inguiatlons with
the apparutus he had CottuJii sulci he
hud heen an Operator (off three yeara
and that hla wanes were four pounds
teg "hillings a month with board. Hen-
ctor EwMh asked whether regular office
g. Voii sent BUI no communication I h'urs were described for wlrelees ooer-
Itiat wae Indefinite enough to have been eturs. Cottam eeJd there was no euc-h
. . ... . ula, .j,. , .o
Q It wouM have been false, would It
not' A. Yes.
"If the White Star tlae east the
follow lag telegram Acted Monday,
April 19. 'J. A. Hughes, uatlngtoa,
W. Ys Tltaale l'ror.ssdlng Sail
fax, paseongere will land there
Weaaeadar all aafe. White Star
Una.' If that sa socage waa aent
did you give any laforaaUoa that
would warrant It?"
"Mo," replied the witness.
"g. Nor in your knowledge from any
as, nay operator on the Curpsthia. A. No
y. Weri you on duly Monday ell day? :
t'lvs hour af your duty. A. I dnn'i re- ,
meinbtr. I never was off duty all Monday.
pou dctsilsd poap i day
awaltb, 'Hi work ti,.,t you did on day?
Onrpathla up to me time of the lait sleep
lecelved from tne Tltsnlc To dawn
y. i you were ut the Instrument a'l ' was
regulation un, added thai lis waa re
sponsible for whatever nrtrht happen If
!;., were away from the key.
y. When you caught the Titanic mee
ags, H was accidentally? A. Ves.
g. You had the telephone receiver on
your ear when you were dlerobtng and
getting Into bed? A. Yes; I was wait
ing for a reply from t ,e Parisian.
Q- And if you had received that
reply yon would have gone to had
aad xclaeed aap other poealble auee-
scgeaT A. Tee; that ia ao.
Q. So pou oaught the Tltaala'a
c oi .aiunloatton while you were pre
paring to go to bed? A. Tea; ave
mtuutss after I telegraphed the
Henutnr Hmlth wanted to know If
there wae uuylhlnc- In tho wireless
board to warn or signal that a message
lining when the re. c. vers were.
cIU -n- Monday all of .Monday and Tuesday all off hl head. He eald there waa none
A Yes, I cut I cno or three hours y. What was the exact tneasaire from
on weunesciav inclining tieroi e t he Tllanlc? A.
.he trial trips of the new steamship.
The apparatus waa thoroughly up to
date and was the loot word of the
Marconi people. It would carry from
Glasgow to Tort Bald.
y. Hid you usu the wireless frequently
after leaving Southampton? A. Yes,
with coat: stations and ships at sea.
From Southampton to Cape Kaoe we
transmitted 2&n telegra,mc. That was up
to the time of the collision.
y Was the weather favorable? A.
y. Hid you aee Mr. Ismay on the Ti
tanic after leaving Southampton or send
messages from him? A. We had too
many messages to remember them all.
DID NOT SEE ISMAY AFTER
g. Hid he come to the wlrelees office
during the time after the collision'.' A.
Not to my knoe'letlge.
y. Did he send uny word to you be
tween Southampton and time of the col
lision? A. No.
Senator Smith wanted to know If
Ismay eent or received any messages
while Operator Phillips woe ut the key,
whother lsinay had boen to the wlrelees
cabin after the collision. The wltnees
could not recsll euch u clrumstane.
Then Menator rtmlth wanted to know
If the captain of thu Titanic had re
ceived any messages on Sunday pre
ceding the disaster regarding the epeed
of the chili or Its course. Hrlde was
cure that no such messagec were re
ceived on SuadaPi No other officer
of the ship, au far as he knew, re
ceived Kuril a mecsage. Nor did Phil
llpc even say to him that such a mes
sage had bsen received.
'Conuiiuii.eutlon was establlched with
tho Baltic on sun. lay afternoon," the
witness then continued, "and complt-
Mimi er pacseu Between the cap
tains." "Were you on duty," Senator Smith
acsked, "when a wlrelees regarding the
lue conditions wuc received from the
"No, but I knew there woe euch a
mesaage received that afternoon. 1 re
ceived from a ahlp whose code name
waa W. U U.-cI think It woe the Colt.
fornla-a message aaylng that there waa
too ahead "
Mr. Kammls, engineer of the American
MarconJ Company, told the conunlltuu
the "U W I." referred to waa the offi
cial code signal of the Leyland line ship
"What did that mesKcga say?" Sen
ator smith resumed.
"The California had called me with
en ice report that Is, it was the Baltlo
she called, but I hoard It and took It
Bride did not know whether It was the
collision or not that had awakened him.
"I felt u shock," he said, "but did
not know anything serious had hap
pened. I still remained In bed. About
fifteen nvlnutea later I got up and
talked to Phillips. He aald that he was
trying to get off some naagagaa to
Cape Kaee. Phillips was Just going to
bed this was ahout 12 o'clock when
tho captain came In and said that there
had bten an accident and told Phillips
to send out a algnal. 'Shall I stud a
distress signal?' Phillips asked. Tho
captain aald: 'Yes; at once.' "
g. Then the distress call was sent out?
Ol ST RE S3 CALL THAT THE
Q. What waa It A. s. w. a.
T. Tula la the dlateeaa call. X
coma near puuipa aaad rt out
Immediately after ae waa ordered
to do ao. I eould not hear what
answer he got.
Mr. Marconi, who cat near his wire!
Connors, .fliea. Byrnes and Carberry In
the Jeaclry store of Henry J. Shutle,
No. -VJ Atlantic avenue, lest night
cleared up the mystery of a long series
of daylight burglaries.
Arltatlon regarding the time to start
games began long before the cgggfill
opened. Just now gumes are stnited at
! a..! o'clock, but when the days grow
I longer and warmer the hour Is 4. Wall
e'-hutte's store, where the collected 1 ,,,,' to be ! the mainstay of the gam. .
loot of fifty hie:ikii was hidden, waa un- want! the games to start at 4, as her. -sinejiiicted
until yesterday afternoon, tofore, as that gives the brokers and
when detectives saw two aS-OOnvklta, 1 bankers ample time to reach the Polo
Kdwurd Deign and (ieoree Melville, r""n"" ,in,r ,ri" m:,rK,'t closes. The
llici ooiicii. cue rniwii coitc .iuc 10
sneak in and efhlrpcf to the proprietor.
The detectives arrested these two men
and Shutte. w.io was arm. .l with two
l.eavy calibre loaded revolvers. Oolan
and Melville Had ll.juu in jewelry In
their pi s.
A quick search of the store un
covered heups of Jewelry and bric-a-brac
valued at f ' 5 too.
Capt. OOUghlln of the Brooklyn De
tective Bureau. In whose ottlc-e the
Identification of stolen good took place
tu-day, also hud the three prisoners
placed on exhibition to see If any of
those whose homec had been rcjclibod
could Identify them. Several did, par
ticularly one woman who made Hol m
admit climbing on a hat box to reach
a hidden Jewel case.
The three prisoners were arraigned
before Magistra:e McJlulre in the dates
Avenue Court to-duy. Itolnu, who aalj
his right name wae Buddy, and Mel
ville, were charged with carrying con
cealed weapons and burglary In two
counts. They waived examination and
were held. Two well dressed women.
eet home before dinner Is cold. Is etmug I
for s 3 or g .1.30 game throughout the
sia-on. The s4.e of this faction Is largo, I
! lTZZ' And occasional light dressings
c ontrol the vote. 1 of Cuticura Ointment will pre-
John T. Brush, owner of the Hiatus, is . , i n I e
,,. utrat. having Se veral times expressed VCnt It When all ClSe tails,
the desire that the decision lie left to Ocllcata Cess aai Olatoect sols Hirscahncs the
the fans attending the opening game. Liberal saeeje of seek Belief frse. eltfc
Accordingly, the voting system !LZtXy&
vised, and upon this wholly, according ,,Hu..cecHtci1. i.ust.i ...mpi. fees,
to the !lants' incnugenMnt. the decision rr '
WiU be made.
BIG GUNS KILL 2,000
WOMEN AND CHILDREN
DURING CHINESE REVOLT.
LONPON. April 20. -The Central News
c:orrespundent, at ' Calcutta coJUae that
Chinese troops killed -'. women and;
children, mowing them down WHM 1
.Mixlni guns in f"eiiing an uprieing uc
operator, tihen explained the origin of!wno refu,ed to give their names, were
the eg It
"Mr. Phillips told me within four
minutes," snld the witness, "to go to the
captain and report that he had heard
from the Frankfort. I found ttho cap
tain on the boat deck, not on the
bridge, and told him. Caps.. Smith
asked me to gel the latitude and long
itude of the Frankfort. I told Mr.
Phlllrpc to get It."
g What wee the next meccaxe?
A. The Carpathla'e reply to our C Q D.
She told uc che had reversed her course
and wac steaming full speed for the
Hrlde eald he took tho measaije to
Copt. Smith in the wheel houae. Capt.
Smith came to the wireless coop and
Interrupted Operator PhlMIpe Just as he
was hearing from the Olympic. Then
Capt. Smith worked out the distance
between the Carpathla and Titanic.
"Then there were no messages," Bride
continued. "I relieved, Mr. Phillips and
he went outside."
g. Did you receive any other meeaage
except the acknowledgement of your
CQD cael from the Frankfort? A. No.
except the Frankfort told uc to "Stand
by," which meant, "Walt, I'm coming
waiting the result of the arraignment
After Melville entered his plea, one of
than threw up her hands and dropped
fainting to the floor. She was revived
The Jewelry store owner, Shulte, was
charged with receiving stolen goods and
held without ball fur examination.
The followltii,- pe neons recovered most
of their stolen property;
Walter P. Nichols, No. 201 Garfield
place, robbed Airtl 16 of 1500; recovered
t3no worth of Jewelry.
William P. Oondle, No. 1 Sttryveeant
avenue, robbed April 17 of f'OO; recov
James t MoOllt. No. 850 Baetern Park-
cmy, roled April 11 of Jewelry valued
at $1,000; recovered 100.
Mrs. M. Illommkliou, No. ikV) New
York avenue, rolrtied April It of liOJ
Jowelry; recovered lliuo.
Thomas Btephencon, No. W0 Kastern
Parkway, robbod April 12 of 6eu Jewelry;
recovered oil. I
Bavaria P. Sprang. No. Iff ftarllKld
place, roboed Airtl IV of reoov
IMstrlnt-Attorney Arthur ft, Polwell,
So. 306 Decatur street, rmbbed of BJH yes
terday morning; rcssovered 1400.
aumave Lotigeh. rfp, MM PielSe stre. t,
rotibed April 16 of MOO; recovered $50).
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I)" Mlauler. m a In kt sIitoi' Sltd elcM.
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cge you replied by direct
captain. 1'lease state the
Vou were exhausted" A. Ve.
did Mr Bride, the
c ap-1 . Wi.it..
down. 1 took it to the captain, hut It
C g 1 -Come at once. 1 wasn't official."
I Mi to,' said ue did not anewer the Call-
furnla's flret call because he woe mak
ing up an account at she table Between
JAWJ1JC--At.nl IS. 1B11. RCMINA
JAKUI.K. beluve.i wlfs of Joseph Jaegle
acect 41! veure.
Helstlves and rrlsnds Invited to attend
the funeral un Hundsy. 21st Inst., at l.tO
P. M Intsrnicint In Woodlawn Cemetery.
Ilesldsnce. No. 1381 Ileaoh eve.. West.
ehjgjer. N. T.
, W What did the "Old Man" mjin? A
OU, 1 guess st wae Just vompUmeatarir.
Owing to the death of
Mr and Mrs. Isldor Strau
this store will be
closed to-day, Saturday
. . Broadees. Mlh In llftth St.
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