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Marconi agreeing. Say nothing
until you see me,
- (Signe'd) , ;
"J. 1L Samniisj Operator G",
" 'Seagate ip C&npathia opera
tor, 9 p. m,, Ap'ril 18. Go to
tran4mtxeV542 West 14 street,'
t0 meet jftt-Marctmi.
" '(Signed) "C".
. " 'Scagateto Carpathia opera
tors, 9:30 p. m.Meet Mr. Mar
coni and Sampns at Strand, 542
West 14. Keep mouth shut.
These messages were ent at
the time the whole world was in
ignorance of the fate of the Ti
and friends were clamoring for
news of their loved ones, when
the President of the united
States himself was attempting to
get news of his friend.
After reading the- nfessages,
Senator Smith turned to the in
"What do you say about thesq,
Mr. Marconi?" he asked.
"I don't know anything about
that, t told Mr. Sammis that as
an official of the British company
I would not prevent " operators
from makinjfwhat they could out
of the information they had. It is
not a custom; of our company, but
it was done in the case ofa former-
wreck thej wreck of the Repub
lic. Jack Binns was permitted
to giye his statement for pay."
"JPo you mean," asked Smith,
"that an operator under your
company shall have the right to
prevent the public from 'knowing
of th egreatest sei-hbrror in the
Trorld's history except through I
the exclusive appropriation of
facts by the operator knowing
"Not at allT I gave no instruc
tions regarding the holding of
the news, yl did -authorize, to
accept payment if it "were offered
hiip." . ' 4
'Cottam who fojlowed Marcohi,"
said that the reason he hid given
out no details of the disaster 4s
vthe Carpathia drew into New
York was thatvhe was swamped
with messages from shore sta
tions and from other ships.
Cottam said it never had bee"n
his intention to keep the -facts i
from the public, that he had want
ed to sell only his pergonal story,
but that on account of swamp-,
irig of his-instrument it had been
impossible to send the details
HE KNEW WHO WAS IT
Agent: May I -speak to the head
"of the house?
, Jones- Etf-r, she just stepped -J
Mrs. Noah sighed.
"The horried boat has no room'
for. my hat," she cried.
Sadly she regretted the ropm
washed on-live animals.