TEE WASHINGTON ftlMES, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1912.
Sailors' Story Will Amaze Nation, Says Senator Smith, Who Subpoenaed Titanic Seamen
Wireless Operator Bride
Tells Senators Message
: Was Sent to Bridge.
(Continued from First Puge.)
ono time. But later I euld uo wcro
. golnt' Into New York."
"I did not send from the Curputhla at
.any tlmo after the disaster a report
' that the passengers and crow had been
id that tho Tltaiili wan eomlnir
elovly Into port In tow. Nothing of
that naturo was either sent bv mo or
suggested to mo by any officer or pas
fcenger or any ono elRe on thn Car
pathla." continued Cottam. "I sent
nothing that could be construed to
mean that, and It would have been
utterly falso If I had sent out any'sucli
"If tho White Star Lino sent the fol
lowing message from New York on
April 15 to Congressman Hughes of
Philadelphia: 'The Titanic Is proceed
ing to Halifax and the passengers prob
ably will reach there Wednesday all
afe.' If such a message v t sent out
nt any time would It have een true?"
demanded Senator Smith.
"It would not be," nswerod tho
No False Message.
Smith asked whether any message had
been sent at any time that might have
been construed as meaning that the
passengers and crew had been saved,
but tho operator Insisted that no mes
sage from him could lmvo been so
l,ni?,d.iyOU in way attempt to wlth
. f.ho. exact fncts about the dis
aster?" demanded Smith.
opcIrator'ta,nIy dld nQt''" rcpllcd tho
MMnid.iin,3fi,!1ssasi, reHC.h tl,c Caipathla
iT.T i v""'i uiuiunieii mat a rumor
in circulation that nil worn uta
tho Titanic was belnir tntvn.i t
"No, sir." ;
Cottam declared that from Sunday
vStf W1" V10 Ciirpttthla reached New
rtShf JJ,iUrndi?y "lK,.,t 1,e Kot ony "bout
oTtL ?rujow,a slecp- From tllc "mo
imti rdlMlef he worked continuously
until Co clock Wednesday afternoon.
whon Operator Bride, of the Titanic
who was among the survivors, roll veil
him for fc fow hours. Bride, lie said,
received several messages from the
scout cruiser Chester, and sent several
to that vessel Including the list of third
class passengers saved.
Cottam was more than emphatic In
declaring that neither he nor Bride nor
any one else on the Carpathla at any
tlmo sent out any message that could
pa positively construed into meaning
that the passengers of tho Titanic were
all safe and that the wrecked vessel
was proceeding to port either under her
own steam or by tow.
"I never even heard such a message
mentioned until I reached New York,"
declared the operator.
v Reassuring Message.
Sonator Smith was most anxious to
find out who had mentioned tho reas
suring message to him upon his arrival
here, but the operator could not re
member. He said that he did not think
It was either Ismay or Captain Ros
tron, of tho Carpathla.
Senator Reed of Missouri, joined the
Senators who are conducting the probe
today. It was definitely arranged that
after tday's session the committee will
return to Washington where the investi
gation will be resumed, probably oarly
Senator Smith ordered former IUrut
Gov. Timothy L. Woodruff subpoenaed.
Woodruff h.is been quoted as saying
that the White Star people knew that
the Titanic was at the bottom of the
sea many hours befoie they told tho
public of the disaster.
Cottam declared that his first message
from Jack Phillips, the Titanic operator,
"Como at once. It Is a C. Q. D., old
Then Phillips sent the position of the
Titanic His last message, received by
Cottam at 11:55, lead:
"Come as quickly as possible. She's
taking water, and It's up to the boll
Titanic Failed To Answer.
"I never heard from her after that,"
said Cottam, "although several times I
called the Titanic and sent Captain
Jtostron's reply to Phillips' last mes
sage, which read: 'We are making your
position speedily as possible. Have
double wntch in engine rooms. We are
making fifteen or sixteen knots an hour.
Get your boats ready. We have ours
leady.' I never got that message, to
The horrors of tho disaster grew very
real befoie the committee when Harold
S. Bride, the extra wlieless operator of
the Titanic, took the stand. Bride, a
pule-faced, black-haired boy of twenty
two, was carried Into the room. Both
of his feet, frozen In the terrible hours
between the time he left the sinking
Titanic and the time he reached tho
Carpathla, were swathed In heavy band
nges. His face was drawn In pain and
his big black eyes were red and sunken.
As his bearers tenderly placed him on
u couch and stretched his bandaged feet
on a nlllow on a chair befoie him.
Bride gritted his teeth and his fuce
twitched convulsively with pain.
Operators' Salary Small.
Answering Chairman Smith, Bride
said that he was assistant opeiator on
the Titanic, that his homo was In Lon
don, and that he received 4, about $20,
a month. He said that he and Jack
Phillips, his chief, alternated six-hour
watches at the Instruments on the Ti
tanic, which wore constantly manned.
While Bride wus testifying seveul
newspaper photographers exploded
flashlights. The report startled every
one In tho room, and Bride's shattered
nerves gave way. Senator Smith repri
manded tho photogiaphcrs.
Hi Ide said that about 7 o'clock the
night of the disaster he went to led
in his room next to the wiieless sn
tlon Ho was not awakened by the
collision, but at midnight he arose to
"Phillips hail JUBt "Inlflutl a big
bunch of messaged he was seiullu? to
Capo Rice, ' said Bride. "In told me
th.it the ship had been badlv Injure!,
and that 'ie thought the uoiilit have
to go hack to the bulld.r3. Just about
that tlpiu Captain Smith camo to tho
dams of the wlr-iU-Js n-om and aald,
Yci had bolter get atslstan-e.' I lill
lps avked him if no wanted a distress
all sent. 'Vi-s, at once,' the captain
l (.piled. Phillips put on his headpiece
und sent 'C. Q. D." several times, sign
ing tlu Tlt4nl3 3 call, M. G Y.'
What C. Q. D. Means.
'vvhat does C. D. Q. mean?" asked
GugllQluo Marconi, who was In the
loom, explained thit "C. Q." means,
"ill stations listen,'' and that ).''
moons daii5-r or -llstresd.
"The Intei nutluiml Wireless Confer
uue has dei'lded to substitute 'S O 3.'
for the illstrem cill, ' said Mntcoul.
Whft leprewmt llence In tho wlio
Jcrg code.'- usUed Senator lmllh.
"I: K. D ," answered Mu.roiil.
From Bride's testimony It appeared
that tho liner Frankfort, a Gorman
vessel, refused to hasten to tho scene
of the wreck. Brl,do Bald that tho
Frankfort was tho tlrat vessel to an
swer tho C. Q. D. sent by Jack Phil
lips. "Twenty minutes aftor sho acknowl
edged tho Tltanlc's first distress,"
said Bride, his face drawn with pain,
"the operator on the Frankfort sent
a message asking: 'What's the mat
ter?' PTilUlpH was Indignant nnd
seizing tho key ho snapped out, 'You
damn fool.' Tho Frankfort then sent,
'Stand by.' Phillips gave the position
of the Titanic and asked for the
Frankfort's position, but alio refused
to give It. Ho tried several times to
Bet her position but sho would not
answer. Each tlmo sho answered
'Stand by.' Wo heard nothing more
It became apparent during today's
session that many ot the survivors of
the Titanic will bo called.
Mrs. J. J. Astor. Col. Archibald Gra
de, nnd the relatives of nil tho prom
inent men who left th61r loved ones to
stay on tho sinking ship probably will
be placed on tho stand..'
Members of tho commltteo today ex
pressed tho determination to call
"every man, woman or child," who can
tell anything about the disaster. J.
Tl.,l.,. IlimuU fl..rt lAUl,lr..W T A (3
Franklin, and the members of tho TI-.
tamos tqw already subpoenaed, wcro
kept under surveillance by aides of
Seargpont-at-arms Ransdell. They will
undoubtedly be taken to Washington to
"J. Bruce Ismay sent messages by
wireless to General Manager Franklin
In which he urged that the outward
bound Cedrlc bo stopped' to take himself
and tho crew of the Titanic back to
England," said Mr. Smith. "These mes
sages were picked up by tho wireless oni
a Government boat and relayed to
Washington at once. That Is why the
Senate Investigating Committee was so
prompt In teaching New York and why
I was down at the pier when tho Car
pathla put In.
Two Hundred Needlessly Died.
llavlnu dcflnlt-ly established the fact
'.hat fullv 'M of the ntanlc'8 victims
could have li'i'n saved Is the lifeboats
had I.ct-n loaded uniformly nnd up to
capacity, the Senate subcommittee
which Is invvstlgnllng the disaster con
tinued tod.iy to hear tho fctory of the
Tho While Star l(ne has ngiced to
hold In this, jotinlry fifteen telectcd
ration), nnd all of the officers who were
rescued, so thov may tell their stories.
The others of tie crev the company
returned to lingland on the I.aplanJ
this af let noon.
Scnato- Smith of AllMilgan, who Is
du tlnj the Investigation, euld today
J. Hi nee lsm.iv Imd Imnnrtitnoil
him for permission to sail on the Lap
'I tolrt hlni that under no circiim
stnncps could lio go from tills country
at thin time." s,Ud Mr f-mltlt. "In
older that there can be no mistake,
I saw to it Hint Ismiiv wat personally
fci ved with another subpoena today to
compel him to leniaiu In America until
UiIh investigation is ended.
"Wo had Information before the Car
pathla arrived that the White Star lino
planned to rush Ismay and the surviv
ing officers and men of the Titanic out
of the country. Passage had been en
gaged for them on the Cedrlc, which
sailed Thursday, If possible, and on the
Lapland today. Some of the crow may
"n on the Lapland, but we had a Gov
ernment detective mingling with the
crew yesterday nnd he subpoenaed
twenty-two men who can tell a thrill
ing story that will amaze the Ameri
can neonle. And we will see that these
meu remain within the lurlsdlctlon of
the Hennt Committee until we get ready
to have'', them eo.
The dazed survivors are fdowly re
covering at hotels here or have been
hurried, to thplr homes by friends.
Despite, tho exposure which many of
the women -were subjected to It was be
lieved today all will recover.
The condition of the thirty-nine newlv
mnde widows, ranging from the beauti
ful Madeline Force Astor, to the less
fortunate steerage women, Is most pit
iable, and universal sympathy Is being
exnressed for all of them.
Up it St. Vincent's Hospital, where
the steerage survivors are being caied
for, manv of tho Immigrants had been
released today bv the Immigration In
spectors to friends who had Identified
themselves. The relief committee of
well-known New York women who have
been looking after the personal comfort
of these unfortunates saw that all were
sunplled with needed clothing and suf
ficient funds until they can become self
supporting. Caring For Survivors.
Thero was plenty of money for that
purpose, although every one of tne
third-class survivors had lost every
thing they possessed. America, natur
ally generous. Is responding nobly In
the present emergency, and the relief
fund Is constantly Increasing.
In addition to the announcement that
they have changed the steamship lanes,
so that hereafter there will be no dan
ger of encountering Ice fields, many of
the steamship companies announced to
day that they are preparing to Instill
lifeboats and rafts so that In the future
there will be a place In these for every
individual on ooard the ships,
To do this It will be necessary In
manv Instances to change the deck con
structlon so that additional duvlts can
be Installed. A number of the lines.
because of the bitter criticism that has
followed the knowledge that tender
women vcre compelled to man tho oars
in tne boats, are considering tne ad
vlsablllty of Installing the power type
or uieDoais. unese would oe equipped
with engines of the type familiar to all
operators of automobiles, and could, if
necessity arose, be operated by women
Many Died Praying.
That many of the victims who re
mained on tho Titanic after the boats
had gone and there was no hope spent
tho last few minutes In prayer seemed
certain today. Down In tho bowels of
the sl.lp. In the fire room and the en
gine room, the engineers who had done
all they could to save the vessel knelt
on the floor and died thus. Most of
them were drowned thero before the
ship sunk, according to tho stories told
by stokers who reached the shore.
On deck most of the men continued
quietly, calmly smoking and waiting
They realized there was no hope Some
had taken off their life belts. They
realized they could not live In the sea
where the water was below tho freez-
It's a foolish proceeding to suffer from con
ibpition, tick headache, biliousneu, WiTT'nt
ouigcsuoa ana ainarca au-
meau when CARTER'S
PILLS will end all
muery in a tew
Small Pill, Small Dote, Small Pric.
The GENUINE must bear tigoatura
rtjST ci f-.,"., jTij-ea i
Ing temporature, so they " preferred to
have It alt over db soon us possible.
Thero Js no question now that Bevcral
mon In tho steerage and a fow of tho
crow wero shot down In tho first few
minutes of awful panic. But order was
quickly restored, and after that thero
wub perfect discipline. Whether First
Qfflcer Murdock killed himself aH the
bridge wus submciged Is a question.
So mo persons claim that the giant Eng
lishman, true type of nil that Is best
In mariners, after doing ovorythlng ho
could to savo tho people committed to
his care, waited until the final plunge
and then calmly blew out his brains to
obviate great suffering In tho lcc-flllcd
waters. Other persons Bay they think
he wont to the bottom clinging to the
rail of tho ship.
From second cabin passenger refugees
came some further stories of distress
ing scenes. One woman who had been
separated from her two children, and
who believed they hud been drowned,
Is hopelessly Insane, It Is feared. When
the children worn restored to her on
board tho Carpathla sho was so fearful
In her bewildered Joy that she threw
them on the floor and had to bo forcibly
Heroine of Tragedy.
Ono of the heroine's of the tragedy
was Miss Edith Evans, who sacrificed
her own life that Mrs. John Murray
Brown might have the last remaining
place. Mra. Brown was overcomo today
with tho realization thut the big-hearted
girl, who told her It would bo all right,
that sho would find a place soon, had
lost her life.
Tho lifeboats of the Tltunlc which
wcro brought here by the Carpathla
have been carefully secreted by tho
White Star officials. A man who went
out on a launch to photograph these
boats In the slip In tho North river,
where thev wcro held, alleged that he
was shot at by a Pier watchman after
he refused to leave tha vicinity when
To tho charge that many of tho crew
deserted their poHt to be saved em
phatic denial Is mudq. More than one
third of the crew were admittedly
saved. Of theso ninety-three wero not
Eroperly members of the lifeboat crows,
ut the majority wcro taken from the
water after the vessel sank, as they
were powerful swimmers.
"The captain at the last gave tho
order 'ovory mun for himself now,' "
said one of tho saved, "and we who
could swim Jumped. Thirty of us man
aged to get on board the Itfubout that
had capsized. No passenger was sac
rificed that n member of the crew could
Vincent Astor May Have
Ship Blown Up in Effort
To Get His Father's Body
April 1'0. A plan
blow u utlie wreckage of th
in order to rocover the body of Col
John Jacob Astor, was taken up totluv
by Vincent Astor, son of the late
colonel with ono of the largo wreck
ing companies. lie has been assured
that the plan Is feasible and is pro
pared to go to any expense to re
cover his father's bodv.
"The plan Is certainly feasible," said
1. J. M'irltt of the wrecking company.
'Tho most difficult pinblem would bo
tn locat'j the wfrk. I understand thut
the White Star Company hnB a fairly
good Idea as to where the Titanic
mnk, but It would take some time to
find her by tho use of soundings.
"flavin fopnd the boat, the rest
'. mild not be difficult, althouch wn
would Tie compelled to completely
wreck the boat. A large auunlltv of
nun cotton between 300 and 4(0 pound
heavily wolghled. vould be dropped
Into the wreckage.
Al electric wlro, connected with a
battery would be attached and the ex
plosive would bo touched off ' We could
UBe other explosives If necesary and
tho force of the explosion would be
sure to bring all of the bodies to the
The consent of the steamship line and
tho Insurance companies would have to
be obtained before this could be done.
MEDALS FOR HEROES
OF SHIP DISASTER
Carnegie Commission Planning To
Reward Those Who Showed
NEW YORK, April 30. The nttention
of the Carnegie hero commission will be
directed to tho gallantry displayed by
certain of the men passengers on the
Titanic, as -well as some of the officers
and crew who went down with the ship,
by some of the survivors. .
Especial attention Is to be given the
heroism of Major Archibald Butt, aide
to President Taft. As the survivors be
come more normal tho tales or Butt's
He more than any one man was re
sponsible for getting tho women and
children Into the boats. He picked
several up and placed them In their
seats and did not cease his efforts until
tho last boat was safely over tho side.
It was reported today that the Car
negie commission was already consid
ering detailing tho Investigators to get
all tho facts for Its use.
A MILLION DOLLARS
Accident and Life Insurance Carried
Travellers Insurance Company
To be able to sustain such a loss and meet
it promptly clearly signifies the great strength
of The Travellers. Another proof of the un
questionable security of our Accident Policies.
Reasons enough Insure in The Travellers.
The Travellers Insurance Company
Assets, $70,000,000.00 Surplus, $12,000,000.00
WASHINGTON BRANCH OFFICE:
Westory Building, 14th and F Streets
J. J. HIGGINS, Broker,
Phone Main 4571
MAY BE ERECTED TO
ARCHIE BUTT, HERO
Whole Nation May Honor
Brave Soldier Who Gave
Life for Others.
(Continued from First Pago.)
Temple Lodge, will prcstdo ut the serv
ice. Calm and Smiling.
Further .accounts of Major null's he
roic death contttiuo to como from siiv
fvnis. Miss Murla Young, of Washing
ton, a music tea.jhcr, who gave insti-no-tlon
to President Roosovclt's children,
and who knew Major Butt well at tho
time, said 'n an interview In New
"M.iJor Butt put mo into a boat. Ma
entend It with mo. wrapped blankets
around ni' und tucked :ne In ob careful
ly and u rniirteoustv us though wo
were preparing for moto- ride. Ho
did all this will) a rmlllng fa-e, ns
calmly as thouuli death were for away
histoid of Imminent. Then he stepped
out of thn boat, lifted l.ix hat und
inlled again. Good-by, Miss Young."
In- stld, Muck Is with vou. Kindly rc
mrntcr rne to thg folks back home.'
"As our bout wuh lowered, Archie was
still standing at the roll looking down
nt H'O HIm lint was raised, ana tin
nam old, friilal. brave smile wa on
his t.ice. The nlctur; ho made as ho
stood there, hat In hand, brave nnd
smiling Is .ine ilmt will olwuya linger
In mv inomory."
Mr Henry IJ. Harris, wife of the
dnwned theatrical manager, gives simi
lar fMimnnv. -now inspiring he was.
I staved until almost tin last, mid as
I j-tofid by my husbind he sutd, 'Thank
Mod for An-hle Butt.' Jupt at that
time a vn-inr man was arguing to get
Into r- lifeboat, nn.l Butt hud held nf
,the lid bv th arm like a hits bi other.
a'ld aparcd to be telling him to keep
White House Flooded
With Messages of
I.Ike th sad sobbing of the sea which
swallowed over 1,600 passengers of tho
Ill-fated Titanic, tame a flood of mes
sages of condolences to the. White
House today. Sympathetic friends of
those who went to their death with the
vessel, others stirred to expression of
their sorrow for apparently no Bpclllo
reason, and still others contributed to
the tremendous token of grief received
by President Tart today.
W. C. Markham. of Baldwin. Kan..
wired the President that the people of
Baldwin were greatly moved by tho
tragedy. He added that the "Bnldwln
Church, -wiicre Major Butt attended
services with you last September, holds
memorial service Bunaay.
A telegram from George Hodge, of
Louisville. Ky., asked tho President:
"Must I put a wreath on Archie's plo
ture? I raised the boy."
Governor Spry of Utah wired: "In
publicly expressing, as you doubtless
wilt, the sorrow of tho people of the
nation for those whose hearts are torn
and bleeding ov reason of the appalling
catastrophe or Sunday night. I sin
ceroly trust that you will voice a mes
sage of heartfelt sympathy for Utah.
The people of this State aro shocked
and horrified at this torrlble calamity.
To you, personally, permit me to ex
press my deep sorrow In the loss of
your close personal friend. Major Butt.
The sorrow that Ib yours by reason of
tho untimely passing of this excellent
bentletran Is shared by a host of
friends tho nation over."
Board of Trade in
London Is to Probe
Deeply Into Wreck
LONDON, April 10. The relief funds
for the Titanic disaster sufferers aro
growing so rapidly that It Is estimated
that by tho latter part of next week
thev will be over Jl.000,000. Tho fund
for the bereaved families of members of
tho ship's crew and officer complement
has been marked by the liberality of
President Sidney Buxton, of the board
of trade, today took up the plans for
the Investigation which the government
will make Into tho disaster. Tho In
quiry will be most searching, and par
ticular reference will be made to the
part that J. Bruce Ismay, managing di
rector of the International Mercantile
Scores of homes are being offered to
children who were made orphans by
the sinking of the great steamer.
fhnrlfnhlf Institutions for thft hnmi.
' less and destitute have made offers to
TO BE HELD HERE
White. Star Officials and Other Witnesses to Be Summon
ed to Washington Senator Simmons Says
Senate Has Authority.
That tho Investigation by a bud-
rommttteo of tho Senate Committee on
Commerce Into the sinking of the Tl
tunlc will soon bo transferred to Wash
ington und will bo conducted hero and
that J. Bruce Ismay and other Avhlto
Star officials, no welt as ally additional
witnesses needed, will bo ordered to
como hcio to glvo testimony, was made
pluln In tho Scnato by Senator Simmons
of North Carolina, who Is ono of tho
Following tho scathing attack ot Sena
tor Huyncr yesterday afternoon on
Ismay, In which the latter was de
nounced as brutal and cowardly, and
In which It was declared ha could bo
compelled to testify, Senator Simmons
"The Senator from .Michigan, who Is
chairman of the subcommittee, iH not
present; he Is In New York; but, In view
of the fact that tho Senator has Just
said this Investigation ought not to be
made In the city oX Now York, but
ought to be mado In Washington, I
will state to tho Senator that at a
meeting of tho subcommittee, of which
I am a member, on yesterday evening
It wun tho consensus of opinion of tho
committee that the Investigation should
be mado here, us tho Senator suggests,
and the Investigation will bo made here.
To Hold In Capital.
"Th6 chahmun of the subcommittee
and one oilier member have gone to
:.cw York, not for the pMiposo of a
rnnglng or preparing for an investi
gation In thut city, but simply for the
,iurposo of yetting som-.- Information
that might aid us In beginning tho In
vestigation h"re In the city of AVasli
li'.gtcni. I ugroi with the Sonator. I
uo not think It would comport with tho
d'gnltv of UiIh Government for u sena
torial committee lt hold this jit of
Investigation anywhere .lse except at
"f w-nnt to sav to th .-Vnator, with
leference lo his suggestion, that wo
have the powr to subpoena .Mr. Ismny
Lord Mayor Crosby, of London, and the
lord mayors of Liverpool and South
ampton to care for the orphaned chil
dren. Wireless communication with the Al
lan liner Virginian, which was the first
ship to flash news of the Titanic dis
aster to the shore, was established to
day. The faint hope of those who
prayed that thero might be survivors on
the Virginian was dashed by a message
from the captain, who reported that no
one from the Titanic has been rescued
by his ship. The Virginian will land
tomorrow. This ship was 170 miles
away from the Titanic when the latter
ran Into a berg, and was fmong the
first to pick up tho wireless call for
help. The Virginian was na speedy
enough, however, to render any aid.
Members of Crew
Qf Titanic Sail
For Home Today
NEW YORK, April 20. One hundred
and eighty members of the crow of the
Titanic sailed from this port today on
tho steamer Lapland. Twenty-two, In
cluding all the officers saved, wuro held
here to await tho action of the Senate
Investigating Committee. The suivlvors
had been fitted out with clothing here,
as none of them had anything; some
of them having been picked up from
the sea after the Titanic sunk, abso
The White Star officials said today
they had nothing to add to the list of
dead and saved. The number of sur
vivors remains at 703, of whom 202 were
members of the crew.
Of Wrecked Ship
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 20.
'The final hope of recovering any more
bodies from the Ill-fated Titanic was
practically dissipated here today when
the White Star liner Laurentlc wire
lessed that it had seen no sign of either
bodies or wreckage while crossing the
Many had been clinging to the hope
DaUy Mats., All Seats, 10c
The Home of .
I if XEATJHG
i rwizi&i .
nne Rathskeller OudFtelle
nnd rouutro his attendance,-that I lue
no question ubout our piiwer to do s.
On tho other hand, I lmvo no ques
tion, Mr. j'res'iuv., that Mr. ismay
will conic, hero and anv other of.lcer of
that steamship line will come heic, and
be glad to vnw herr, In ord-'r to ans
wer any Spiulrv thnl this commutes
may see nt to wa'.cr , r fhlnk imy other
course on the part of thu ofllccra nnd
officials of tliS'tr' stcalUbhli) line would
lie suicidal, nnd T think. If the Senator
will consider the matter, ho will tako
this view of It.
This means that as soon as Senator
Smith of Michigan completes tho pre
liminaries of the investigation In New
York ho will cqmo hero and that Ismay
and other essential witnesses will be
called to Washington.
It Is the general feeling In the Senate
that tho full power of the Senate shall
be put back of the Commltteo on Com
merce to force tho truth regarding tho
greatcBf marine disaster of history to
While It Is not believed Ismay will
prove recalcitrant, he will not bo al
lowed to trifle with the Senate and will
be expected to testify fully.
Pressure For Legislation.
Meantime, tho prcssuro for actual
legislation Is lntonse. The Scnato In
vestigation will bo hurried through and
then efforts will be mudo to bring about
speedy lawmaking thut will compel tho
proper equipment of vessels with safety
President Taft feels that Congress
will act without any urging from him.
Ho does not intend to send In a special
Present international agreements, it
Is expected, which stand in tho way of
adequato enforcement of existing laws
of tho United States or which may
tStand In the way of future laws, and
tend to make 11 difficult to compel safe
equipment of vessels, will be nullified.
Spouker Clark declares ho believes
Copgress will speedily revise the laws
regarding tho controlling of ships.
Numerous resolutions and proposi
tions for legislation and for Interna
tional conferences continue to como In
that the Laurentlc might pick up a few
more sur Ivors on rafts, or that sho
might at least bring In the bodies of
some who perished. It Is suggested
hero that on account of Icebergs the
Laurentlc may have abandoned the
usual lane and gone farther south than
the Titanic. In that event It Is felt
there Is still a remote chance that the
Mackay-Bennett may And a few bodies.
Denies That He Sent
PLYMOUTH, England, April 20. Cap
tain Haddock, of the Olympic, today
positively and emphatically dented that
the wireless me&sage which the oper
ator at the Cape Race station says was
picked up by him saying that the Vir
ginian was towing the Titanic was sent
from his vessel.
"I never had any Information to that
effect,'1 said Haddock, and the Intima
tion that It was sent by me to the Cape
itace man is aDsojuieiy unjust. I
don't know from whom he could have
received that message.
Call Congress to
All of those who might have been
saved from death on the Titanic wero
not rescued, according to Secretary of
Commerce and Labor Nagel. The Sec
retary, upon his return from his In
quiry, called attention to the reports
that many of the lifeboats were not
filled to capacity and that they re
turned again and again to haul aboard
men who dived Into the sea.
Mr. Nagel will urge upon the Presi
dent the calling of an International con
gress to Impose stringent regulations
far the protection of life on the ocean.
He believes that only through the
agency of such a congress can the
United States successfully accomplish
the regulation of ocean travel. Wo
have regulations, the Secretary said, but
no merchant marine. Other nations
have the merchant marine, but no regu
lations. "VVe can not force our regula
tions upon the world.
Evenings, 10c and 20c
tin on fnferestina sirfcs ofeW
1 to 11P.M.
TO SWELL BELIEF
More Than $200,000 Ex
pected Benefit Game To
morrow at Polo Grounds.
NEW YORK, April 20.-Ncw York
started today In earnest to swell tho re
lief funds for tho destitute victims of
the Tltunlc disaster. With tho city of
ficials and1 members of the Stock Ex
chango and business organizations pull
ing for It, .tho fund. It Is believed, will
within tho next few,, duys pass tho
Accounts today show that various
funds havo reached a total of moro
Tho real suffering of the Titanic des
titute ended when tho rescue ship dock
ed Thursday night, for those of "tho
passengers who wcro 111 were taken to
the hospitals, and tho others who did
not need medical aid were provided
with food und shelter.
The Red Cross emergency relief com
mission of New York Is In charge of
the Oayuor fund, and already many
applications for help havo been mado
to this committee. Ono of the HrBt ap
plications was mado by a young Eng
lish woman, nnd her sovcn-year-old
daughter, whose husband went down
wlth,tho doomed liner. The mother and
daughter aro being cured for at one of
the uptown hotels, but are otherwise
destitute, having lost even their tickets
to Idaho, where they had planned lo
The relief subscription lists bear the
names of men and women prominent In
circles of wealth and culture, und lr.on
of tho moneyed men of tho country aro
tontrlbutors to the American survivors'
relief fund, Including James J. Hill,
$1,000: Lord Strathconu, who sent his
check for $5,000, and Andrew Carnegie,
But tho relief committees In chargo
of the various funds do not Intend to
depend entirely on subscriptions, nnd
have arranged many benefits, the pro
ceeds of which will bo added to tho
amounts already contributed.
Tomorrow afternoon at tho Polo
Grounds the Giants and Yankees will
meet on the diamond for the sole pur
pose of obtaining big gato receipts,
which will be applied to aiding the des
titute victims. There are a number of
theatrical benefits planned.
And occasional light dressings
of Cuticura Ointment will pre
vent it when all else fails.
Ottlcvr Soap end Ointment told throscheat ths
world. Liberal unpla ot each milled tree, with
S5-p. book. Address "OuUcura." Dept. 2R, Dntton.
rTemder.fecd men hare In comfort with Cuti.
extra SopKhTln"ptI"' "" T 'K -w. frr
815 10th St. N. V.
i1 Berlitz School
bIG 14th SI. MV. Phone Main 3217.
rrltntu leamuns nnil clauses nl
kcliool or residence. ISew classes cosv
ELOCUTION AND SINOINO.
11 nS. EMILY FRCCII DARNE3.
IO Ilth ! N- B. Thone Lincoln in.
$1 a Gallon
909 Seventh Street
xml | txt