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L912.-FOURTEEN PAGES. * * PRICE ONE CENT ?^IMftfYtfMi11^
Correspondence with Attorney
General Bonaparte. Hitherto
Suppressed, Made Pub?
lic in the Senate.
PERKINS'S REQUEST HEEDED
Mention of Morgan Influence and
"Good and Bad Trusts"
Made in Letters Concern?
ing Sherman Law
Prom Th? Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. April 'J4. -Th.it President
Bo"?je*eU looked on tin- International
Harvester ?"ompany. Georg*? W. Perkins
president; the Tnited State? Steel Cor?
j.oration and other 'Morgan Interests'
aj "good trusts," Hgainpt which th?i
?tringent pro? Istons of the Sherman anti
trnsl law- sho?iid not bo enforced, is th<
deduction drawn iron correspondent
sent to the Senat?? to-day by the
Attorney General, in res;tones t.. s reso?
lution introdlK cd by ?Senator Johnston.
The ? orrespondence. copied from the
originals on file in the Department of
justice, exchanged between Presid? nt
Poopevelt. Attorney General Bonaparte.
Herbert Knox Smith. Commissioner ol
the Bureau f Corporations, and -
tary Straus:, ?ho?? s that President Roose?
velt in a letter dated August 22, 19WI,
directed the Attorney General not to flh
a suit against the Harvester i-nnivar;
ufitii he had cominunlcat>9d w?th him.
Later on, September 21. Cotnmlsslonef
Smith seul to the President a long let?
ter in which he drew a distinction l?e
t?-?-een the "Harvester eompany and the
totalled Morgan Interests and the
Standard Oil rompan;., plan ins: the two
fcrmT In the i lass of "gond trusts"
which were endeavoring to comply with
the demand.-? of the administration.
Thli long explanation ?.vas accompanied
by a letter from Becretary Stran.--. In
which h? suggepted to President Roose
velt that he make public r-ertaln parts
of the Smith letter In explanation of his
course, in ? ase he decided nol to prose
cute th.o Harvester ?ompany
The last document In the re?- ,r.l is a
letter from William I oeb, setrretary to
President Roo=eveit. to Attorney Oen
eral Bonaparte Inclosing the Smith
statement and 'he Straus letter and
directing him to bring t] em with him
"hen hB cam l iter Bay What
happened at that conferen- e. the .-orre?
spondence does not disclose The suit
a?a;r?t the Har "ster trust was not
jrosecuted. hpw<?\-er. President Poo?e
-?elt evidently choosing to aoc?ept the ad?
ulce of rommlstloner Smith and to drop
?he suit, at least ?mill the bureau ?.f
cerpoiatloni had completed its Investi?
Friendly to Perkiti?
The friendliness of the relations be?
tween George vV Perkins, then sppear
ing to plead for the International Har
restai Company, and Preeldent Roose
velt i? disclosed t.. come extent In the
latter's letter to th<- Attorney Qeneral
Informing him that Mr. Perkins had
promised on behalf of the Harvester
trust that "if any illegal action is
point?*??" out. it will itself rectify the mat?
ter on jts being pointed out." Apparent?
ly on the basis of this promis?-, the At?
torney ?"?eneral was directed not t?. file
The resolution of Senator Johnston
nas offered and agreed to shortly after
the Senate convened, and th<? corre?
spondence was received from the Attor
nay Oeneral Just ?is it was about to ad
Jon***?. The promptnees with which the
reply was made brought Senator Uns
law t<> his feet with the ?hurgo that
Senator Johnston conferred with the At?
torney i'ereral and knew that th" corre?
sponden.e was ready for submission
when he Introduced th<- resolution.
"That is not true," replied Senator
Johnsvu ??1 had no communi? atlon
"aith the Attorney -General whatever."
Senator BrtStOW, .somewhat crestfallen,
then charged that the resolution and
reply wer*? "a political move designed to
refle-t upon a man who i.- s candidate
tot ths Presidency In opposition t<> the
'V>mml8sioncr Smith wrut?' that Mr
Perkins COir-cluded with gr.-at ?-mphasi.
'that If after all the endeavors of this
HRnpany and the other Morgan Interests
to uphold th?; policies of the administra -
thn ami t.. adopt their methods of mod
*rn publicity this ctompanji was now go
Ing to he attacked In a purely t--? hni.ral
???se, th<- interests ha represented -w??re
??''ing to fight.' "
Morgan Influence at Stake.
Further <?n In the same let 1er Mr
. ,'?i'*' 'n.. administration lias never heal
'?lefl t.. Rrappl? with um Qnancdal Interest,
JV' mattei hon great, when it |i >., . . i
"itl s aubstantlal wrong Is l>.ii;g commit*
wm, nevertheless it is a v. r? practicsl
l"*ntloii v.h.tl,., it Is w. 11 to throw away
'?ow the great influence <>i the so-called
????'iKiai, hi teres ts. which up to this time
?y? supported the advanced pollcj <.r the
aanrliii-itrati'iii, both in general princliilcs
i***.1'' the application ther?rof to lh? r
",,'??' Interests, and t., place them gener
?'?? !n opposition I believe Mr. Perkins'*
''??ti-tii??! ' ti ,- his Interest would ne-.essai
'??? driven Into acrtlve opposition, ?vas a
twtoett one, snd. In fact. I can hartlly sec
",.w those -ie.it interests can take sny
"'"??r anil ida H] 0uld this pr? se. Ut I n ' ??
??arteii and th,. ?mal adoption of this poll
? N taade publl?
h ???ii'ither portion of ths letter C-im
???laaii,r?.r Smith report?.! Mr. Perkins
j?* having sai,i *mt?-Btmntlally that th.
BUit-lard Oil people "i New York w?sre
*ivi?iK him the tkugh for having thought
hf; wss tts/lng to he good ami keep soli?!
*-*?? th.- administration, and that ba was
now going to get the same dose as III??
it?) the . orr< spotiden. e was ;? letter
J^1? William .Loch. ||.. Air. Roosevelt's
'r',Hrv- i.,.-iking an appointment foi
**r- ?aVtaaparte to talk the buatntsaa over.
??'r. R?v>eevelt'a lett? r to the ?.ttomey
My i)???",'i7 B???V? v V ? '?Ufl --? IseT.
flsarsa w ,.,r, , A,,", '" v ??"??'????I: Mr.
??srve.?,;',.,''rkinH' ?f the Internathmal
uWmm?i ..?';,,,|,i,nv' *** ????? ' -? ?:-?? upon
?mi '?hn,!it..i ,,, ,.,.,,.l!n j,,,,.^1^
?Uatluu*. ou lourih ??aKe. tlftla .ulumii.
and Crime Surround
Career of Mme. Steinhe
"THE life story of this
ous French woman. wh:>
lias been involved in va
nous fscara-rs running
t?ii garni from comedy
10 tragedy, will be toid.
as narrated by hersef. in
Next Sunday's Tnbun<
Warship Narrowly Escapes Di
aster When Struck Brlow the
Wate- Line During Practice
Off California Coast.
ONE COMPARTMENT FLOODE
Missile Fired by Destroyer Lav
rence or Submarine Grampus
-Divers Sent, to Ascertain
Damage and Officers
Los An ?el es. April 24 The T'nii?
Siat??s cruiser Maryland waa struck la
nicht by a torpedo during torpedo pra*
tire Th? torpedo 15 said to In va pier?'?.
"' of the pint?*.?, flooding a campar
nv nt The Marylnnil It Inside the breal
watAr an?1 has n dA^ided list to stm
Iiiirinc the practice yesterday, I
which ?h* tr?r| Ad<? flotilla and pubm;
tines ??rori torpedoes si the Marylam
torpAdop frith rollapaible head* wei
supposed to lip used, .ind It It thougt
that ene with a ?olid head wat flr^d h
Men were teen repairing the vide (
the Marvlnnd and pumps were tvorklnj
Captain J, H. Elllcotl is in command.
TiiA srcidenl to the Man land occum
at 10 o'clock last nifht. while the d<?
?troyere Lawrence, Farragut, Goldabot
. and whippic and the submarin
Grampus were flr.lni? torpedoes at hAi
The- . rulaer wei struck ninA feel balo.
.?ir. water] ine. Divers were sent over th
side to ascertain th? damage, and th
tvork of repairing l"3? been m pro^r"?.?
One compartment only was flooded
but it was said the Maryland had a nar
row escape from disaster.
The cffl.-Ars rAfufod to discuss the a<*
cident. b? t II c d thA blame la;
hAtwAAn thA destroyer Lawrence and the
??arinA ?Iran.pus It was statAd to
night that it ?as hoped to h a va repair
made In tiinn to all?.w the Maryland t<
sail Iste to-night for Pan HiAgo
In torpedo practice, of course, the srs
hce-ds sre removed, but tliA speed a
which the projectiles sre launched Is not
W. J. CONNERS BADLY HURI
I Ex-Democratic Chairman Hal
Fall in His New Home.
Buffalo, April 3. William .1 Connors
ex-chalrman of the Democratic BtaU
Committee, was badly Injured bj a Cal
m the basement of his new home, or
11. aware avenue, to-day. His left shoul?
der wai dlalocated and hi? lefi leg wai
npj m. y. ? : 1 osslh ? bi oken, al th?
Mr f'onners had recently bought th?
hiius'- and vas Inspecting some rhangei
in the plunge bath, when he stepped
hack Into pit the trapdoor of whki
had 1.n I? ft ???pen
DOZING COMMUTER KILLED
Leaps from Train, Thinking He
Had Passed Hi3 Station.
? iiv Teles? iph lo Th? r. Ihui ?
Hackenaack, N. J.. April 24. John H.
Lsraen, s ship chandler In New fork,
living In w.-si wood, was Instantly killed
this evening by falling between the cars
on a New Jersey <v. New York Railroad
passenger train Jusl rs it ?*as entering
Larsen whs sixty years old, and
weighed L'4<> pounds Invariably ho
dozed on the train on his way home, and
.in?- of Ui?. commuters said he had sud?
denly awakened and hurried oui to the
platform. This commuter said it seemed
as though the- man hastened to get off
the train, believing he had passed his
ki at ion.
Mr. Larsen n*as s widower, and leaves
two daughters, Mrs Henry Banta and
Mrs C. s. Berge, both of HUldale.
SPURNS CARNEGIE MONEY
: Ex-Mayor Says San Francisco
Should Not Accept Library.
B ; ? ? : ipti : ? Th? Tribe? ? |
San Fian- is? ?i, April 24.? Should San
Francisco accept s library gift of $700,.
iMNi from Andrew Carnegie' iir. Ed?
ward Robeeon Taylor, ex-Mayor and now
dean <>f the Hsstlngs Law School, us well
as a library trustee, ?ays "No," sm?
phatlcally, and makes sharp remark?
about "tainted money."
The other members of the board <>f
public library trustees ?i?> ii<?t .t?-;r?-e with
Dr. Tajylor. They say if Carnegie Is ?Us
trtbutmg his wealth Ban Francisco Is
not hurting herself by claiming a share.
"hi, um v.mi i.? share in ihe profits
of th? Steal deal?" asked Dr. Taylor, ?if
the Sai-rvisorH* Public Welfare Commit?
tee to-day. "Whan he Bteel d?ai vas
proposed to him he rsfuasd to join units.
his shan- <>f holdings was doubled And
it was doubled. H" ??ni to i??-d ?it night
worth ii.'HM"" vx? and al breakfast h?.
was worth fcHJO.OOQ.000 all the work of
I few |"-n stroke.?. 1 >o you want any of
1 that? I don't."
If ,,,!i wain 1 lente, tt) Ango?tura Bit
ters notlillit ?> tt- 1. AU.L
rTHE UNITED STATES ARMORED CRUISER MARYLAND [N PERIL.
Struck by s torpedo during practice in the Pacific, hei hull below ibe \>ater line was pierced, an.i the crulaer returned
to Los Angeles Harbor, with one compartment flooded. She narrowly ?????aped disaster, according to a ?licpatch from
,, ,,,. |ch? I 1" M'i1>r i
OLYMPIC nao yp
B? PEARS OP IB
Firemen and Enrjine Room Work?
ers Leave Sister Ship of Ti?
tanic Just Bet?re Sail?
DEMAND WOODEN LIFEBOAT?
Liner Anchors in Southaniptor
Water to Prevent Further De?
fection of Crpw PMIffllgeri
Reported Dissatisfied To
Livprpool for Boat?
So ilh tmpl ? iprll I " th?
WhltA Star UnAr Olympic, lister ship ?<
the Tltanl??. ?a; ready t.-. pall from her?
yesterday for N'?w Vc->ik ?In.->,-. y.
flr'-iren snd enginerooi.rkers qui
thA vacq^i, declaring thai the collai
hoafp oil ?riA ohmpir a ata unseaworthy
Thp Olympic Is lying off FvdA, IsIa o
wich*, a'lth fourteen hundred ps
pAr? ah'-inrd. .."d no posslMHty of ?.atllnt
beforA noon lo-day, *v?>i. If thAn.
ThArA ^-Ar" rAp^rts that some of th?
pa?.SAnjfAr!>i hud refused to sail, but foi
thA prAscnt they all remain ahosrd ?h
Steamer It iras also reported soon ?ftA?
thA HirlkA ?xas s?artAr1 that ?lie? A.nmpan-\
had succeeded lti trettlnjr mon to tak?
thA s?rlkAr<?' placA?, hut this? proved I?
As a mattAr of fart thA dlrVultv ha?
extended to thA crew, which now de
c HnAR ?r> ?ail with thA "blsckleg" flr?
niAn, who ?'ere brought aboard y< rt? i
day an'l thA British Seafarers' I'nlon
Is supporting tliA niAn In this decision,
Pickets uro patrolling the pier? I ? pre
vent th>- recruiting of "blackleg* "
In ;:n endeavor to have the striker?
return to work, Pnmmsndei ?'lai ' ??
chlel of the > ".?rtmti<>ti office In South
ampton, offered to demonstrate In th?
rowes Road thai the boats on th?
Olympic were sbsolutel) safe The m*n
refused to listen to this proposal, bul
latAr, it is learned, Ihey declared that
they would have been ready t.. s ni if
the rompan, had sgr.I to demon trat?
the seaworthiness of the boats ;i? this
pe? i. This in i urn, the c ompanj d< ?
dined to do.
Strike Comes a* Surprise.
The grievance of Ihe firemen \-< is nol
n ? ntloned until the liner ? s i read: to
. -t .cff Then Ihey demanded wooden
lifeboats Instead <.f the collapsible t.- -;? t h
Mrh'cb thA company had provided hastily,
because ihey were unable to secure
enough new wooden boats in accordance
with il"' Instructions re? entl) li umI,
The iii".'i alleged that many of the "d
lapslble i" :it had been rejected by th?
Board "f Trade Inspector
Captain Clarke, who i? sctlng Board
? f Trade Inspector at Southampton, In
.-?il Interview s.ilu that h? p1 rsonally In?
spected these boats and tested some of
them In the water, and has nol con
demned a single "i >? Moreover, he
pdded, the) have .-ill been Inspected and
passed by the Admiralty.
An official statement issued lij the
White star Company pointed oui that
no notlc? oi' tin- man's Intention v..is
given until th?- lasi moment and de?
clares thai the company can ml) Inter?
pret their action as attributabl? to
malicious persecution on the pari of the
nun';- leaders, and Hi?' statemeni con?
tinues, "th.- ? iimp.iiiy feels that II I? a
,ni'i and coward)) attack."
The White Btar offices al Bouthamp
ii,n last night expressed strung hopes of
Ihelr sblllty to secure ? full < i,-v this
morning, uul the situation Is cumpli?
rated by tin- fact thai the deckhands
have espoused the Bremens' ?nus.- und
announced th? Ir decision nol t?< (all ? Ith
! "blackleg" Aromen.
According t.? ?.m- report the strikers
j were misled Into thinking thai some or
? the collapsible boats had bean reje? ted
! b) iht- Board of Trade, and it is thought
possible that th?- misunderstanding will
i?. cleared up lo-day. Among the p.is
sengers aboard the Olympic Is ths imki
Commander ? "i;ii k?- says thai there are
forty-four lifeboats on board the <'i>m
pi<-, including th-- collapsible boots, and
thsi th?-ir total seatli k capacity is 2.500,
which i? largely In excess <-f ths total
of the passengers snd crew. While hn
considered irooden iir<-ii?...ts superior, h.j
was satlaAed with all Ihe boots "n board
o,!,. ..i' ih. leading stokers ?.i th?
Olympii saiil: "What we demand is that
every one of 'he llfSboata hull be ?
i wo??den ?>ne Peraona^ly, I <)?. not i ire,
1 ? ..iiiiiiu.'ci .m niiii pagSi ii.'iii column.
DEMAND FOR LIFEBOATS
New York Batidera Swnmpr
with Orders from Lines.
g|i -.. tv?,^ White >i ir liner Titan
sank on April l.*S all lifeboats and llf
rafts in s?. . k in this city have h i
? .; ? . illdera ha?,.? i.< en flood?
V. ith order* for moi o
There are i?n!j two companies 'n th
po ? thai make Hfehoats, one in Proi
and inother " Ith ?? plant ;
H r*s Polni \? oon as ,; hft ?n
? that the | - of it'e on t!
was doe almost entire!* to tl
, ?ate suppl) "f i'f> boal lean
ship owners In this rity pul in orde
for all the boats the two Arms had I
in?- the sari; pui ha -n. ?? ere tl
F..11 R ? ' ? '" lv)Ugl t t'-irt'
t\> ?? I.??. the Metropolita
Une. the ? ?Id 1tom?n!? n line snd tl
*"*u! ird : n*
T'.e I their foi
... ind have placed h-ige 01
dera i??? the mal ? ? "??
? ? urch is?
i thought ths for#l|
till take nn all ihs
?? . m? ni al hom? ports
PAIN IGNORED FOR CIRCU
Boy. Fvirrhtfiilly H'irt. D-d No
Suffer M Parade Papsed.
? ?' lt.pi || H TI
Influence "f mind i tar aras awe
spt Illustration terds ?hen Wllliai
MIIHng, t?-i : ?ir? r.l-1, with his ?-.?!!?
bon? ind in.'* it broken, hie -ca?
? ut ind n my other bruises, followed
<ir us i ii ?rently In no pain.
Ane';,-'. | . ? ? g the pallor r
his face snd bl?"?od trl? kiln? from
wound on his I ? "1 Si ?pped 'he Ind. A
examination showed thai he had bee
frightfully Injured having heen run o\e
i... n teem a ? ? roaslng th
Whei Ihs ; " ' ' ? dit er'e
"i .-'.;. ? .? ? i . aged animal
, he i ? i ? .nscl? ms ??? ps In a i A i rh-.
n the v i\ t.i .? hospil 11
SEIZED FOR ROBBING BANH
Mt)8t nf $.5.000 Youth! Got I:
fatnrned, It is Bald.
... i ?? . .-. ed al P lie? H?id
quarters late laal nigh! ?if th< arrest i?
? hi? sgo "f t ' .i . m i- men giving Ihi i
narri? i , i; ' vard J Moni < and Johi
? : , ? ? ? . ? harge ..! ?le till g IS,.
11 ..? m.. Ba ; .is' Trust ? 'ompany
.lohn I Halpln, ? hlef of police of ?'hi
cago, ssld th.? young men r-onfesaed 1?
the robbery, and thai a "?-an h <<f thell
. lothli g revealed $?49 h ? ash und :
liiii.-d Htates postal r- ? ?? ipl for 14.200
The) refused to tell wh Ihe? had re?
; turn- d $4.2? * I Thej had i.n In Chi?
only twentj ?four hours,
The youths had planned .? trip around
the world Morris ?vas s messenger In
the bank and l'rowley is his .?hum.
l! is believed thai the arrest was
prohald' brought uboul by a private de?
j ta-. 11\ >? ngen? : ?
The Bunkers' Trusl Company gave oui
, ,!? tal em? i-t yesterday:
-,. ? rdaj forenoon a messenger In ths
employ nl the?ompan) took a packag? ro
minlnk t* .'"?i in . irn nc it aras Imme? I
!il. i. .:. . i . I . ii.l all hut (?ISO h. es
TAFT NEEDS BUT 109 MORE
President's Renoreination at Chi?
cago Convention Is Assured.
i rom Th. Ti Ibui ?? Bure ? i |
Washington, April 24. Presiden! Tafi
im? needs onlj 108 votes to control th?
it? publican National Convention. In?
cluding New Hampshire and Navads
hot h of which have already eiert??! Taft
delegates t<> all state ami dfestlicl con
Mutions, the Presiden! has 181 dele?
gates. Approximately .''."in delegates are
>. i to be chosen.
Htates which ars yel lu sel In whole
or in part Include -Missouri. North ?'am
lina, Massachusetts, Washington, Okla?
-lumia. Mar- land. Arizona, Arkansas.
'Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Wyoming,
Tenneaaee, Utah, Houth Carolina, .Mon
tana. Louisiana. Idaho, .Minnesota. Cali?
fornia, Ohio, New Jersey and South Da?
kota. Th? Presiden! needs less than on?>
i third of the delegates yel to ba rtjected
j io assure his nominal ion. and inore thin
' half of thus.? will assuredly support him
Anoth.-r setback for th Rooaevsll
fi-rces o.?.irrnl in th?. 1st Hiatrii't of
North Carolina, where the ?listrl? t <on
vmttotn voted down ra?solutloiii Instruct?
III?? for IConsevelt, and th" llslSgStSS ("o
to Chicago iintnstructed. The Booneaelt
forcea have baan claiming North Caro?
lina solidly Instructed for tlielr candi?
DLWEY'5 PORT WINE WITH OLIVE OIL
\ v ond? i f?il r*l< - '. and ?:!.I Bulldei
, Il T DEWEYAHONtJ C?> ,US l?'ulton St ,N.Y.
i A?i?. U
M SOUL. OF
TITANIC, SAY NEW
?Sailors of Mount Temple, at St
John. Declare They Watcher!
Rockets Go Up from Sinking
Liner, but Did Not Aid.
CAPTAIN MAKES A DENIAI
No Signs nf Distress Visible, H
Asserts?Officers and Men
Differ as to Position of
Their Vessel at Time
St .Tnhn. .v p. April 2t Marked dlf
fer?mces of opinion .?xlM to-night be
tv ??#?n the officers and <-rew of the fan a
dinn pa.-id^ ?learner Mount Tempi
v 1th regard to S'nst took place n weo]
ngo Sunday night, w h?n th* Tltani
foi|nd"ar'nd ? 'ertain ?-u-mh^rs of ?h? ere*
who me supposed to know mor* thai
?heir e-..;y,ro?><. iro not Inclined to tel
all rho\ kno'v. evident!) believing ?hs
th*?lr officers are th" ?iiw to make what
ever Itatement may b? necegsai.
A fear of ih>?m ar* outspoken, howevei
;.nd declare thai ths Mount Temple de
llberately ?;i ii.-<i sway after reading th?
Titanic 'i itreei signala, and did not at
tempt to give assistance They eon'
d? n 'i the faiinn- of th?-- Mount Tempi?
to reach the scene of the wreck, ?~'iiiors
flrem.i others declare that they m
on d"c k t'.r hours and w.-it hed the Tl
tank i ip rockets and burning r*??
and blue tisrht. until th?> Mount Tempi.
steamed so far sway that these signal
?. ere lost
One of t!"-> sailors, who nys be wai
on ?' it. h Sunday night, states that h<
heard Notley, third nffl er, tell the cap
tain of the ?iistr.'ss message, and ths
Instead >.f the steamer heading dire.-ti?
to the wreck, she steamed tway "!i hei
own course, s<. thai the hgh's were sooi
\n oiler named Plckard, who was 01
dut) al the time, declares that th.- sec
nri'i engineer cum.' below and asked tin
men to "keep her Bred up t.. the limit.'
as It w.'ih ? r:\te t,t life or death.
Another engine room hand adds that
when lis watch was over he went ob
deck, and with many others, pasaengen
and crew, leaned over the rail and tan
the almost steady stream >.f rocket
being sent up b) the Titanic, He addi
that In spite of the rol.I .if thi> night he
remained on deck until almost - o'clock
wstchlng until th?> signals were lost in
the distance. His version of the affair
Is nil the time ihe Titanic was in distress
the Mount Temple \<.;is onl) between
!i\.- ami t.'ii mil?'3 fruiu the plai e.
Officers Tell Other Side.
tmong tl"' olBcers ? different sut? ai
mind prevails Second Officer Heaid
Isays that if he wanted i?j talk he ?rould
i tell s lot, bul it is not his business t<>
i talk, snd it' any one wants Inform.ni?>n
he declares ?the captain mus? i?- con?
I suited. Dr. Bailey, the surgeon <m the
'? Mount Temple, pleads that be is not a
navigating officer, and, being purely .?
I professional man. would not u- in i
i position to sas anything. He remarked,
i however, that the) ni*-t with Ice much
further south than had been expected.
1 Third Officer Notley, who was the uiii? ?-r
[of the watch when the messages were
? received, could not he located.
The statements of the crew agree with
thus.- of the captain, In so iar as re?
ports of preparing the lifeboats, etc., an
concerned, i><it the men differ from the
uiii, .is on the essential points regard?
log the distance of the Mount Temple
from the scene <>t the wreck, and aleo
as to whether the rockets or other sig?
na i, srere actually seen. There is a
difference of forty or fifty miles in their
computations of the ?listan..'.
Captain Moore has been besieged with
Inquiries, telegrsphic and otherwise,
sines th?' Mount Temple docked at st.
.lohn, and has been mon- or |<SBS wor?
ried over the affair. Members ?>f his
crew bave been talking ever sines they
came here, snd on Ihe harbor front the
wreck has besa ? favorite topic of ron'
I)SISSth*! for several ?lays. I)r. ynintz
inaii. Who is reportad to have made
Statements acreelne: with the stories told
i,v the Mount Temple crew, Is not in St.
Saw No Signals, Says Captain.
Captain Moore, when asked to-night
regarding the statement made he for?
ihr- Washington ?ommitlee that one of
I LonUnucd ?a UiIrS pas?. tUtb .eluius.
SAW SAFETY FOR ALL
Quartermaster Ordered to Take Boat Load of
Passengers to "Light Off Port Bow
and Return for More.
THE MYSTERY OF NEARBY SHIP
Mount Temple Crew Say They Saw White Star Liner's
Rockets?Captain Denies Being Close?Ismay's Actions
Defended by Employes, Though One Swore
at Him in Crisis of Loading Boats.
From Tb? Trthiin* Bur?*ii |
Washington, April 24.?To-day's testimony in the Senate investi?
gation of the Titanic disaster was rather more favorable to the owners
of the ship than thai given yesterday.
A sensational report from St. John, N. B., that Dr. F. C. Quitzman,
on hoard the Canadian Pacific steamer Mount Temple, had witnessed
the sinking of the Titanic and was willing so to testify?a report which
war, emphatically denied by all the officers of that ?hip, who wired Sen?
ator Smith that their ship was fifty miles west and south of the position
given by the Titanic?constituted the only sensational feature of the
day. Officers of the Titanic have testified that there was a ship about
five miles away, to which they instructed the lifeboat crews to transfer
The examination of the Titanic lookout, Frank Fleet, wa, ended,
and the testimony of Harold G. Lowe, fifth officer, was taken, and also
that of Robert Hichens, the quartermaster in charge of lifeboat No. 6,
whose conduct vas severely criticised yesterday by Major Peuchen.
C. H. Lighttoller. s^ond officer, was recalled and subjected to
some cross-examination, but the feature of his testimony was his dec?
laration that he regarded himself as largely responsible for the tele?
grams sent by J. Bruce Ismay. urging that the Cedric be held to take
the Titanic's crew home, his explanation of the reasons therefor, and a
voluntary defence of Mr. Ismay for having taken to a lifeboat, based on
hearsay evidence, which he thought could be confirmed by another wit?
ness, whom he named.
Hichens, a typical Cockney ?ailor, made a far better impression
than was expected. He denied emphatically all of the derogatory state?
ments made by Major Peuchen, and succeeded to a considerable extent
in shaking the faith of the committee in the allegations of the Canadian
DENIES MAJOR PEUCHEN'S STORY OF CRIES.
In some respects Hichens's statements deviated from those of other
witnesses besides Major Peuchen, notably with regard to the duration
of the cries from the spot where ihe Titanic sank, and which had been
described by Third Officer Pitman. Hichens said these cries did not
last more than a few minutes, possibly five. Practically all other sur?
vivors who hnve mentioned them are agreed that they lasted from forty
minutes to an hour.
Hichens, when permitted to make a statement, said a woman gave
him about a tablespoonful of whiskey or brandy, and that another, lying
in the bottom of the boat, gave him a half wet blanket, which he sorely
needed because of the cold. He denied that he had demanded oither.
Hichens said a Mrs. Meyer had accused him of taking all the
blankets and drinking all the whiskey and using bad language, all of
which statements he pronounced absolutely false. He declared that
he had not been ten minutes away from the ship when Major Peuchen
undertook to take command of the boat, and he had ordered the major
to keep his place at the oar, as he, Hichens, was in command and in?
tended to remain so.
The quartermaster asserted that the second officer had instructed
him to proceed to a light which Lighttoller had described as "two
points off the port bow," to leave his passengers there and to come back
for more. He denied that the women in the boat urged him to return
after the Titanic sank, testimony to the opposite effect having been
given yesterday by Major Peuchen and earlier to-day by Frank Fleet,
Explaining his unwillingness to yield the tiller and take an oar
himself. Hichens said he did intrust the tiller to one of the women, but
the sea was rising, and she promptly permitted the boat to slip into the
trough, greatly alarming the other passengers. He declared he would
have preferred to pull an oar, as it was bitterly cold, and especially Mi
standing in the stern and handling the tiller.
Hichens's blunt manner of speaking, his apparent frankness and
his extreme Cockney accent lent a touch of human interest to the pro?
ceedings, and he obviously commanded the respect and confidence of
the naval experts present. He expressed an earnest desire to be allowed
to return to England to his wife and children, and. although Senator
Smith was loath to do so, he gave his consent, on the unanimous rec?
ommendation of his colleagues on the committee.
VOLUNTEERS DEFENCE OF MR. ISMAY.
Charles W. Lighttoller, the second officer, who made such an ex?
cellent impression when on the stand in New York, was recalled the
first thing this afternoon. He volunteered the information that he was,
in his own opinion, responsible for the telegrams which Mr. Ismay
sent to the White Star Line urging that the Cedric be held. He de?
clared that while on the Carpathia Mr. Ismay suffered from extreme
depression; that he was possessed by the conviction that he should
have gone down with the ship, and that he had difficulty in rousing
Mr. Ismay from the lethargy into which he had sunk. He explained
j his reasons for believing the Cedric should be held, saying that other
! wise the crew was certain to scatter, and some might get into trouble,
I and that on the Carpathia no one had any idea there was to be an
i investigation by the Senate.
Asked why he volunteered this information at this time, when he
had not mentioned it when first on the stand, Lighttoller said it was
because newspaper publicity had been given to the telegrams since he
1 was on the stand, and a wrong construction placed upon them?which
he believed worked an injustice to Mr. Ismay.
The proceedings to-day served to emphasize the fact that the
Titanic was proceeding at practically full speed when the collision oc
' curred : that the crew had never been drilled at lifeboat practice ; that
1 the rapidly falling temperature was not apparently heeded as a warn
i ing of the proximity of icebergs; that the contemplated method of
partially filling the lifeboats at the boat deck and completing that work
! when they were afloat, either from gangways, doors or ladders, failed
absolutely when an emergency occurred, and that probably searchlights
could be profitably employed in picking up icebergs.
Lighttoller apparently astonished the members of the committee
! when he said, "We place no reliance on the men in the crow's nest,"
I apropos of the failure of the company to supply the lookouts with
glasses. It is a fact, however, that the same view is largely enter
I tained by American naval officers, who declare that nine times out of