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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 27, 1912, Image 4

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each message growing more
urgent, more appealing, more
hopeless. The reading of that
log cleared up the suspicion that
"was attached to the German
steamer Frankfort. f
It was beginning to be believed
that the Frankfort deliberately
'had ignored the distress messages
of the Titanic
tv Captain Smith showed that the
Frankfort had tried to jet into
'communication with the Titanic,
and had steamed to her' assist
ance. CaptainSmith's testimony also
showed why the people aboard
the Titanic never learned how
near the ount1 Temple was.
When the Titanicent out its,
first "C. Q. D.'' signal, the wire
less operator of flie Mo.Unt Tem
ple tried to answer. He sent out
message after message, but he
could not reach the Titanic with
his instrument. The same thing
happened with the Frankfort.
Another point cleared up by"
Captain Smith was the identity of
the mysterious "ghost ship" so
often testified about by Titanic
survivors-
Captain Smith said that", a
tramp steamer passed near the
Titanic's position jus.t about the
time- when the Titanic ,went
down. A schooner also1 J passed
near. Captain Smith said the
lights of the schooner mysteri
ously disappeared shortly after
he and his officers sighted them.
Four more important witness
es are to be subpoenaed to appear
before the committee-- They are
Fred'M. Sammis? &ntf engiifleo
atfd M. Bcttomiey, mlhageFf
the New York Marconi office;
Harold Bride, wireless operator
of the Titanic, and J, A. Hosey,
telegraph operator at Tauntott,
Mass.
Tvo fumors circulated about
the committee rooms tpday; oiie
that a surprise was to be sprung
in connection with Vice Presi
dent Franklin- of the White
Star's, denial that he knew of the
sinking of the Titanic before 6
o'xlock Monday night; the other
in "connection With the "million
airess dinner party"' aboard the
Titanjc on the night of the
.wreck, a dinner attended by J.
Bruce Ismay and Cap'tain Smith.
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"Kipling gets ten dollars a
Word for his stuff."
' "WelU I once g0t 200 pounds
for a Word, but I didn't Tinow it,
for my wife ' only weighed 120
then."
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