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of the collision' said Hemming,
'I went back to my bunk, I did-
not leare it inidt the boatswain
came into the forecastle. He
"Ttfrrt out you fellows' You J
haven't half a,xt hour to live.
"We. asked the boatswain what
he meant. He answered.
" 'I got that from Mr. An
drew?. Keep it to yourself, and
ltt no one aboard know thai we
aregoing down.' "
The evidence in regard to the
nparness of the CaKfornjan came
from Earnest Gill, atlonkeymaj'
of tffe Californian's. crew, and yt&
corroborated by John, "'"Edward
Buley, an able seaman-of the Ti
tanic, "I was on the Californian's
deck at 11:56 p. rn. Sunday, April
14," Gill said. "The engines
were stooped. The Californian
was drifting through a fiejd of
"I saw the lights of a big ves
sel, going at full speed, about ten
miles away on tne starboard bow.
' "I went below and told my
bunkmate. Half an hour later I
saw a white rockjetyon our. star
board, and then another. I said it
must bera vessel in distress.
"It was not 'my business to
notify the bridge. 'But the offi
cers coulcl not have'helped seeing J
"I turned in soon";ffter. I was
not ordered out until Ji40 in the
"I heard the Chip's engineers
ana crew.taiKing .01 seeing tne
rockets ana distress signals. The
entire crew wasitalking about the
copduc of the c&ptfcja m not gor
ing to the vessel's assistance un
til too late.
' "I am quite sure we weer less
than twenty miles awayxfrom the
ship when I saw the rockets. I
could see them quite plainly.
"I guess I am losing my job by
telling this, but it is the truth."
JBUley, the sailor of the Titanic,
who corroborated this, said :
''There was a ship of some de
scnptiqn there when the Titanic
stmcfc. Sne passed ngnt py us.
We thought she was coming to
Us. You coujd see she was a
steamer. She had her steamer
"She was off our port' bow
when we struck, and-we, al start
ed for her lights. That is what
kept the boats together. ' ,
She was stationary most of
the night I am very positive she
never moved for y three hours,
Then she made. tracks-
New York, April" 25. The
bodies of John TacobxAstor, Isi-
1 dor Straus and Charles Melville
Hays ate among those recovered
from the sea by the inorgue-ship
Mackay-Bennett, according tp a
wireless message received here by
the White, Star today.
Portsmouth, Eng., April 26.
The fate of the Titanic has laid
upjier sister ship the giant Olym
The Olympic today; put baclc
into port, he voyage she should
have egun Wednesday, and that
shewas to tave made May 6 have
been abandoned. Her oassenarers
anjd mail have been transfer? ea tp