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was saved, was the next witness.
He was brought before the com
mittee in an ambulance chair.
Bride told of ithe scenes in the
wireless rooms after the colli
sion, which already have been
'tfa published. He also told of how
the stupidity of a wireless opera
tor on the German steamer
Frankfort perhaps took one of
the Titanic's chances away from
The Frankfort was nearer the
Titanic than any other ship.
Jack Phillips sent out the "C.
Q. D." rhessage of dire distress.
The Frankfort goi the messaget
The operator on the Frankfort
s began sending questions, want
ing to know what was the matter,
k and interfering with Phillips'
reaching any other ship. Phillips
i finally flashed him:
"You are a damned fool; stand
by ; keep out."
"Keep out" in the wireless lan
l v guzge means "stop sending mes-
sagfes, so I can talk to someone
Senator Smith asked Bride
E why Phillips had not answered
I he Frankfort's operator's ques-
tions, and told him how badly off
the Titanic was.
' "Because C. Q. D. is enough,"
b said Bride, eximlv. 'Jit means
sinking on all the seven seasof
the world. When a ship sends
that calf out, there is no need for
more. Anything added to it is a
waste of valuable time."
p o . s
' Taft wa nominated four; years
ago wi'thout the votes of Illinois,
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But
he had the vote of one Roosevelt,
Bill Jones was always iickly,
So he said, '
His liver was all spotted,
And his head '
Had a ringing and a buzzing
Night and day
Which assured him he would
Be laid away.
So he doped himself with lotions
And the patient juices drenched
Like a shower.
Every day the mail-man bi ought
To his door
A bottle filled with stuff
Not tried before.
There were bottles on the shelf
On the floor.
Every day he drank one up and
Called for more.
He kept pouring liquid shockers
Down his throat '
Till he had more stuff inside him
Than a goat.
And one day Bill died and doctors
Took a knife
And sliced him up to satisfy
They stabbed him apd they,
With a fork,
And they found that his whole,
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