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MARCONI TELLS OF $
Oarpathia, Which Saved Mai
U"i ta, Had Limited Scope??Oui
fit Was Medium or Short Dis
, tance?Witness Never Heard
of "Mount Temple."
WASH!NOTO>, I?. C Swinl.
Gugltelnto Mare?>ni. lu..
?r?>at WaTeless system tluu I
la name, denied before the ?Sen
?&e invest patins: committee tha
fce had hi any way interfere
with i>r suppr? -.-yl (!??- news fnni
th*? Tttaiii?- disaster, cither fron
the wrcek' scene <>r the re**cuc shi|
A nioim-iii lat?-r Chairman W ?I
llain Ahlen Smiili confronted aMr
conl with four ini-ssati> picked ii|
by ?the battleship Florida. li
which CTii?-f engineer Sammi*. o
the Ma?Mni office, ?lircetcul th
operators on the Carpal hi? V
keep thi-lr mouths shut.
This -sensational ih-iKiuriiien
brought th?- apectaSora to Instan
attention. In the n?te?f*age Samml
told tin* iiK-n to report IO >lnr? ?m
himself u|M?n arrival, ami mid i ??a
tin.? chief was eogadanni <>f the aafc
of their information to one Ol
more aenspapers, including lb?
New York Time-.
In spit?- of tin- fact thai Iht
fourth of the mrwgcM read wa.?
signed "Marcont,*1 he ^a1?! thai hi
kiu'w ahsnltttel) nothing aboafl
any of them.
WASHINGTON. i>. C? Special
Th?- . . tu?. ? ..iilin.Uoe UT
th?- Titai met at 1":
o'clock Thursday morn ins. *'.th (_ii
lielmo Marconi as the rat wi?
head ol ?'? less com pan v arrh
"Thursday. He chanced to be In W?
Air./Alar? .?in, win? is chief t-nKiiu
as Well as ?-liairman ?>f the Mar??
"Wir?1 i'phone t'ompany <>t I.?
<d<>h. told the committee that as su
at ti officer in- is consulted regard!
th?- details of equipment ?>n bof
nhips. though, he said. Godfrey
Isaacs ; ' ' r-'l manager <>f that ??<>
pany, attended t?> a large part
?Marconi said that he was ander
?exclusive contract with th?- Brit
Government, through tin- head <>f i
postal servie? ol th? empire, He ;
Vised them in matters relating
telegraphy and has undertaken i
responsibility i'?>r the designa Cor i
loni: distance statloi
Mr. Marconi gave detalla regard!
his contrait with the Britten Govei
m??nt under its postal system f??r i
use of his Wireless apparatus and
Wlti Id that his company i
Johns. Cape Race and Cape Ray,
F., equipped with long ?lista:
wirch-ss capable ?>f carrying 500
600 mil?-s bj day and 1,004 by niu
Bator Smith ;?sk?-?i him conce
ing the wir? i. m oQulpmont o? th?. ?
of th?- Prankfurt, the stean
-whi?-h r.ri-!. . the Titanic*! i
answered the '*C.
?Q." and then failed to respond, M
coni said he ?li?l n??t know ;
?equipment, but believed it t..
?quipped wiih good Instruments.
i?- Germans are ? art,
about wireless," was Marconi's rej
Be said the Titanic should hi
-been able t?> <1<> r. ? ? ? ? mil?-s by ?lay a
* 1,000 by night, bul thai the Car]
thla had a smaller radius.
Never Heard ?if VeaeeL
He Miiii th? Callfornlan had n
?Marconi told Senator Smith thai
ha?l heard of the Mount Temple, i
Canadian Pacific liner reported fr>
Canadian porta t<> have been m
enough t?> th? Titanic f??r some
ers i" tee th< last plui
?Of the gfant liner.
"I think she carried a medium
short distance outfit." he added. "?
could pr? bably commun!?
Balles by daj and BOO or
Petare or Wireless
Marconi said the long? si dista i
he had < \ ?-r known a wir?!
eagre t<? l?<- transmitted was ir??m
point in Ireland t.? Buenos Ayi
Witness was at the receiving end.
aaid the telegraphic signala v
led in. perhaps, one-twentieth ol
Senator Smith Marc
concerning his early work .
England and New York. He li
"What do you ultimately exj
"I expect that wireless will be
Of the prineipal means or method]
communication between various p?
of the world. I am not quite cert
at present that it will be used
communication between places a si
distance apart, but between, say, r
York and .England, or New York
San Francisco, I believe it will i
mately be the only means of com?
"Have you any Idea that this i
tem will be substituted for telegn
in the operation of railways?"
"It may be, but I am not certa
Witness said the Carpathia. C
fornian and Mount Temple had c
one operator. It was possible, th?
fore, that calls might have been s
jbu* not received.
Marconi said he was in New Y
at the time the Titanic, sank, but
V.v celved no word directly until ab
v\ 7:45 Monday evening. At that ti
, \^ he said. Manager Bottomly, of the I?
York office of the Marconi compa
advised him that the Titanic sank w
great loss of life. 11?- said he did
communicate this to the White ?
Line. Marconi told of going a ho
the Carpathia and meeting < ?pera
Bride, of the Titanic. Later 1 ?pera
Cottam, of the Carpathia, who 1
gone ashor?-, called him on the 'phi
and ask.-.l if he might give a st
?to the press.
\- to Selling Storie*.
"I should explain." said the v
?ess, "that there is a rule that op
ntors mast send messages in the
der in which they are received, I
they shall not send stories of th
own. To do so is an offense In Ei
land and Germany. In this insta)
I think it would be well If I 1
aent some story of the disaster. C
tarn asked me if he might tell
story to the Journalist, as he was
be paid for it. and 1 told him 'Y
that it would be all right.' "
Chairman Smith read to Marc
four aerograms, Intercepted l?y
United States sUamship Flori
Thursday night, sent to the wire!
men?Cottam, of the Carpathia, ;
ie, of the Titanic--urging th
to k'-ep their mouths shut, hold il
stories and meet Marconi at
"Have arranged for an exclu?
etory In four ligures," was part
ono of i s. One of th
aerogram.-- was signed J. M.
the name of the chi? f operator of
American company. They were tra
rr.lt ted to the Navy Department
the con.i ?.f the i-'l
Ida, which was at the Brooklyn na
Q. What ? ;in you say about that
A. i know anything about i
ssages. They are not
I would use hac
pass? ?I on them. T told Mr. Samn
^^P?ny secretary, that as an officer
the Uritifth company I would not p
vent these operators from mak:
?anything which they reasonably coi
> Blake by selling their story. I v
smsious. If possible, that they ahoi
make some small amount of mor
?out of the Information they had.
Q. Was that a custom or praetk
A It was^no^'aaSjt it Is done
?vlal >> It was done in i
casan of a former ?reek. ' 'p.-rat
Binas, of the Republic. ?
tu MM -lit to tl
mltted to sell r
?.?. Do you wish the ?.?'
understand thai n-t approve ??! tha
With th ompe
m th.- h
m opera t??r
the rlghl t<> preva
th? public ?r.?m know ing of '
lamity exc? pi through the exclus!
appro] o1 th? facts by th.- .
erator who Is cognisant <>r them '
\-(>t .>< all i gave no instruct!?
in regard t?> withholding inform?t;
ami I gave no advice or instruction
regard t.- any exclusive story t?. ai
hod v. The only thing I did author
that if Cottam was offered p;
menl lory <>f the disaster, h?> v
perm ' " s tks Knglish CO
oncerned. to tak?- t
it' the mouth of this opera
to be closed so that the ?lets
of (hat catastrophe could not
print.-?!, might not the English <;<
ernment and people he deprived
the knowledge which was In the p>
>.,i aasnnis that i wished th?
men to withhold information. 1 <
1><> you know that the Preshh
or the I'nite?! States tried to get
formation through the ?'hester?
A. 1 heard of that through a pap
and asked Bride what h? knew ah?
t. H. stated the Chester did ask I
-, list of the passengers and survlvi
and that he told the fluster that tl
ist had already ho?-n s?-nt an?l :
knowledged by a shore station, i u
derstsnd h?- gave th. Chester s??i
additional naines. 1 asked him a
?lirm the inquiry made.
Makes a Denial.
^~ Marconi denied absolutely that
he had authorised the sale Ol any ?
ed elusive stories hy the two ?. ?
,q_ whom he stoutly defend??!. "Af
th? arrival of the Carpathia," he si
I talked with Sammis. who said,
reference to the message Intercept?
You know 1 didn't authorize tl
message,' What I nit-ant and int?r
.?I to say when 1 said operators cm
take something for a story of the d
asters was that newspapers and \
porters would be so Interested
what they had to say and in the
selves personally, and especially
far as r.rhle. who acted gallantly.
Concerned, that they would l?e w:
Ing to pay for a story that the <t> I
tors would give them.
? i did not expect the operator!
TV?- it exclusively nor put it up
the highest i?i?id?-r <?r to sell to a
special news agency ?>r paper."
H. sdded that he did nol kn<
what Cottam received for his st<
but had beard thai Bride got $3
from the N? \\ York Times.
He sai?i that he did not km
whether any officer of the Americ
Marconl company is Interested
this newspaper, but was sure no co
pany director was Interested.
? ?>. The information that Cottam i
i was gotten from the opera!
of the Titanic, and that Inform?t!
sold to the New York Tim? s up
arrival for 1600?
A. Absolut? ly no. Bride wsa an ;
oiatant operator on the Titanic and
assist, d th? ??p. rator on the Carpath
ii<. compelled to wlthh<
anything concerning his experien?
on the Titanic or the Carpathia. W
regard to Cottam, I did not at
and gave him no Instruction!
what li<- should or should not d?>.
ntltled to tell his story. I \\
particularly an\i??us that the pub
should have the details of the dis;
ter as quickly and as accurately
"i should also state thai the m?
by Sammis. mentioning four t
was sent win.i tli?- Carpathia ?*
coming into New York and not wh
she was far out at sea."
itor Smith: "1 thank you 1
your full and frank statement. 1 \\
not trying to impute to you any cr
In answer to ?postions hy E
Newlanda, Marconi sai?! that only t
fragments of a story could have h?
by tii?- operators if they bad h
an opportunity t?> s.-n?i one. The a
he believed Bride, Phlll
and Cottam had sufficient exj
i<? n.ake them thoroughly compet?
tors, and added the .Man?
company did all it could to g< t t
Marconi, before having the stsj
i whether h<- could get cop
rama received and st
from the Carpathia.
"We tried t.? gel them." b<
"but tli<- Carpathian captain would i
i hem up. They are now on th
way t.? the Mediterranean."
C?. l'an you ask the Carpathia*! <
erator i??r tl?. wirel
Man?.ni said: "I'll try, but the:
soon be in the hands o? the Krit
Senator Fletcher asked Marconi
number of questions concerning :
future regulation of wireless so tl
the different stations would not c?
tli? t. The witness suggested that
Government license wireless statii
and give them an individual length
Marconi spoke in the highest ter
of the demeanor of Bride, the Jur
operator <?f the Titanic, and indica
that some special recognition will
made for both Cottam and Bride.
Harold T. Cottam, wireless ope
tor of the Carpathia, twenty-one ye
old, was next called. It was 11
o'clock. New York time, when he
the first message from the Titai
He had the receiver to his ear aw;
ing confirmation of time on a m
sage previously sent to the Parisi
As soon as It was received he Inte
ed to retire.
"The first message," said the \
ness, "was 'Come at once. We h
struck a berg. C. Q. D.' I confii
ed this by asking them If I should
to the bridge and ask the captain
turn around immediately and he
plied, 'Yes.' "
Witness said the Titanic gave
position and he returned to tho C
Ho helped the Titanic operator p
up other ships. The Titanic co
not hear this message because of
caplng steam. He picked up
Olympic and Baltic, but could not
i !?? had gotten "good night" fr
the Mount Temple at 10:30. He 1
had no communication from any sh
that night regarding ice, but in
afternoon there had been some t
between the Californian and
I'a risian about ice.
Talked to Other Ships.
Operator Cottam said that bef
he received the "C. Q. D." of
Titanic he lia.l talked to several sh
that w?ie knocking about and wh
positions he did not know. 1J.- ?
; poke to tl ; ornlan,
Ian, the United states, th.- I!?
? dat". and at 10:30 o'clock
"good night" from the Mount T?
li. was asked concerning tl
.: bj the scout cru is?
ter, on behalf of the Pi
said thai nothing Indicated tl
dent had asked f??r a list of
survivors and that the
slmpl) signed "Command?
Id h? i. . ved no nu
Witness said that for two hours
fore the Carpathia docked Thurs?
night Bride was at the win-h-ss inst
He know Bride reeeive?l m
sages about "holding his mouth and
ranging to sell his story" and direct
him (Cottam i to go to the Strand I
te! "to meet Mr. Marconi and Mr. Sa
Bride told him he had received si
messages sent from Sea Gate.
Q. Did you keep your mouth shut
A. Certainly. I said nothing s
sent out nothing.
Q. You were requested for messai
he many times, were you not?
Mrs. Allison, with her husband, ta?
on the Titanic. Mrs. Allison and 1
in Milwaukee after ? happy Kutoi
band?, and after passing her bahy 1
to her husband's Side, with her ni
i three mot death in one last lov
A. V. s. but th?-r?> wore many m
- for pass? ' ?i messages v
senger* want<ed t?> send. There v
siso much regulsr trafile to gel
l could not send newspaper messet
for that was n??t the most import
thing to <io.
Witness sai<i he worked all tl?e \
to X?-w York and could n??t handle
the regular traffic messages from ;
for : : ?.
y. win h you docked, what did ;
\. i went to the Strand Hotel.
Q. I>i?i you meet Mr. Marconi or
A. No. 1 walked around and Wl
?-.1 a n hour aii.l a half but ?lid not
t li. in.
re la te
You sohl your story ti> tlie N
Who were the negotiations m;
a New York Times reporter.
Whst ?li?! he say to > ?
11 ?? tol?l me I had p> rtl
my ?tors t<? the Times
,ve you for it
t?i?i what >
Q. What ?lid
Q Have you
a. i expect something?I <i<
know what. I mad. no contract w
him. No amount waa agreed upon
r of us.
Q. 1 >o you know what Bridi
A. No, sir.
Talker* to Marconi.
tain said after he arrived
New V.?ik he talked t<? .Mai.?.ni o
th?- phone and obtained his perm
sTii to give out an Interview. Cha
man Smith naked Cottam wh? tl
any rivalry or hatred exist? .1 h.-tw?
th?- Marconi ami other systems a
whether th?- delay of the Prankf
in replying to the Tltani?
i.uild be accounted for in thai m;
a. There used t?? be rivalry i>?-fi
the consolidation <>t th?- Marconi ?
other companies, bul thai wo
make n<> difference, and couldn't h;
mad? a li n the distr
call was se ' witness replied.
Senator Smith examined Cottam
some length regarding the statero
made by Operator Bride at
ing at X? vv York, that son
time after the Titanic had sent i
C. Q. l >. meassge the Prankf
came back with the query, "Whi
the matter?" Bride ha?i said.
reply: "You're s fool. Keep out.1
Cottam said thai under the circu
stances be would have made the sa
reply. He explained that the Frai
fort should have understood, and t
l?t ' w^en tw'ent>' minutes had elapsed t
%_ ! he came in with "What's the m
ter?" she was interfering.
"That was the proper reply to hit
sai?l the witness. "He was interf
ing with our communication with
< ?lympic. We could not afford to g
up the certainty which we had w
the Olympic for an uncertainty w
Senator Smith endeavored to ]
press upon him that it was a fj
pant reply in an emergency, i
pointed out that the Frankfort mi
have been much nearer than the C
patbia to the Titanic and t....; it n.i
have been the Frankfort's lights wh
were s?-?-n by the Titanic'.- passeni
when the latter went down.
Cottam said that the Prank!
could not have been nearer than
Carpathia because bis signals w
weaker. If she had heard the C. Q.
as she must have done, it was in
go I plainahle why she should ask w
the matter was twenty minutes aft
wards, and when she did it was In!
faring with the communication
tween the Titanic, the ?Carpathia t
RICH VOICE KEEPS
NOOSE FROM M:
SHARON, PA.? Special.? A
markable baritone voice has sa
Y?-lka Ankrovitch from the hangmr
noose, for the Board of Pardons
recommended to Governor Tener t
he commute the ?leath sentence
the murderer to life-imorisonm?
When t he cond? mned m -
the news he cried for Joy and
claimed. "Thank God!"
Then he broke forth Into a hy
with such expression that tears w
brought to the eyes of Sheriff Mai
The prisoner's wonderful Vi
caused many to work in his beb
Including scores of prominent
men. often, unknown to the p
oner, music-loving v
d to stand In the j:iii corri
and listen while Ankrovitch sang
melody after another.
Tabulation of Work in Virgi
Shows Eighty-Five Infected
With convincing evidence that th
is hookworm disease in at If
eighty-five of Virginia's 100 count
and with reports of an infect
among the school children of n
counties reaching nearly 40 per c<i
of all pupils, the State Health 1
0 children and sister, were passengei
1er family were bound for their honi
i. a n trip. She refused to leave her hui
toy to her sister. 'Miss Sadie Daniels, ra
i?--year-old daughter in her arms. The
p?riment is preparing for s vigore
summer s campaign against this d
All th?- predictions of scienti
have been overthrown by the wit
spread infection of hookworm dleet
in this stat?-. according to tt:
? ials of the Health Department. 1"
lowing the discovery <>f the disease
the South, it was generally supp?t
that Virginia was not heavily Infe
ed, an?! it was believed that moel
the ravages of tins disease would
found in the Cotton States. Unwj
ituz to accept tiiis as the caes s II
oui evidence, the State Board
Health made sn agreement in 19
with tin- Rockefeller Sanitary ? '? ?
mission and undertook a detailed si
of th<- State Whil?- this is i
omplete, there Is ample evi<i<>i
that hookworm dlseSSS exists
< ighty-flve of th? id tl
in at hast fifty counties the Infectl
is v.-ty heavy. Complete figui
not v?-t available, but officers of t
Health Department, discussing t
matter yesterday, expressed the '
lief that the total number <
in Virginia was much In ? \
Investigations mads In nlm
? II BChOOl ell
?iron, l.tt I per cent., had t
disease, snd In some schools m?
? senil niai l "i i Ht' en lMirt'M VY i I .
*. ?..?..i -a a a > i * i i i i < i i i (i ?>f i < i'.;1
war?! and underdeveloped because
jj._ this dlsesse. Already more than 1
.? cases have been treated by p
|en vate physicians and .it hast S,<
?s. s b) the field Inspectors ?>f i
Irl Health Department^ who an? furnii
|, led by th?- Sanitary Commission.
TAFT TO ?RECEIVE
SI \ \TOIt CVM.MIXS TAKES TI
DOCBTFVL II HIS NAME
\\ II. 1. BE USED.
CKDAIi RAPIDS, 1A.? Special
President Taft will k<j to Chica
With sixteen of the twenty-six d?
gates from low a. Senator Albert
Cummins win have ten. Whether
lowan's name will he present?-?! to
national convention at all is a qu
state leaders, who assert that
steam roller was used on the Cu
mins men, said that the d<
fi?tes would not be released fr
th?*ir pledKe to the Iowan and t
they would be kept as a nucleus o
dark horse movement. Taft supp<
ers assert that Taft's victory elim
ates Cummins entirely as a possi
ity in Chicago.
Taft forces, after two days
Jockeying and delegate swapping, c
trolled the convention by forty-?
votes. The first test showed he 1
761 delegates to Cummins' 720. Tl
the roller was taken out and i
through the hall. Short, positive i
?dotions, endorsing the Taft admii
tration and pledging the delegates
larpre to him, were passed.
"It was an old-time caucus conv
tion. We were beaten by proxies t
fell Into the hands of Taft men." i
Cummins' comment as he left
UP BY FIREMI
Strike Not Expected to Previ
Regular Voyage of Big
SOUTHAMPTON, ENG.? Specia
The White Star liner Olympic, sit
ship of the lost Titanic, whose s;
ing was held up by a si
of firemen and oilers, who ? lain
were not enough life saving
? iiitn-s on board, still lay off R>
Isle of Wight, Friday morning, but <
? cials of the line said she would
lice aide to proceed before night,
alf. ' Service agents w?-re working
niiiht trying to secure stokers i
rs to take the places of those v
?i to make the voyage. Ass
r<- uiv?-n to the 1,400 j
? is on board that th<
ficlent lifeboats on board to ace?
? te all persons on the ship in
??vent of an accident, and that all
?boats are In serviceable condition.
Those who are thlnkinpr of cloi
and cleaning the furnace for the f
i sun may be interested in the mi
mation that a New York man has
vented a device for chopping up
clinkers In an ash sifter. ll??we
Just at present it might be of m
general Interest to learn that sr
one had invented a device for ch
ping up the wire that becomes
tanpled in the blades of the Is
No music of the humming bee,
No skeeters on the wing,
No whiskers op ?the chestnut tre?
And yet the/ say 'tis spring.
?Vance, in Staunton Leadet
?LNIL5 Ht SAW
TITANIC 00 DOW
Captain of Mount Temple Brar,
"MaU-mcnt a?* a "Oelbcrute l?aV
Hai Fifty Miles A?a).
IW YORK.? Special.? Deny i
the reports rSQStVSd by the 1'ni
Staiis Senate Investigating commit
that his ship, the Mount Temple.
the Canadian Pacific Line, had h?
sred uve miles ofi from the Tits
while that liner sank. Captain Mot
of the Mount Temple, decla;
that he had raced through the
Strewn seau oft the New l'oundlu
Grand Banks all night trying to I
the Titanic or surviving members
lier passengers and crew.
Tell Different storic?.
ST. JOHN, N. B.? Special?Tak
direct issue with Captain Moore,
I". < \ yuitzman, of Toronto, a pass
nor SO the Mount Temple, reitera
today that he actually witnessed
Sinking Of the Titanic fr?>m the d<
of the Canadian Pacific liner,
(?uitzman has consented to go
hington and testify before
"The man that says I deliberal
refused t?> go t?? the aid of the Tits
<?r disregarded her signals tells a
liberate lie," declared Captain Mo?
"To have such reports circulated ah
aman is terrible. That p
who says he saw the Sinking of
Titanic from my ship is either look
t??r notoriety, or tryinK to 'Ket e\
"He would has?- been below at
tinu and UTOUld not have known w
I h i
..???i.-?- i mud Bieenng.
About |:t0 Sunday night. At
14th, the Carpathia passed us anil
was l_-:3i? wh?ti I lirst picked up
c Q. l>. nom the Titanic ti
massage guv?- ii.r position as ion
?u?le K0.lt wist. I was then ti
miles away from h?-r. westbound.
immediately altered my ?out
start?-?! back toward the position giv
me by the ill-fated ship. I called
my chief engineer and told him
Keep the ship at full speed. Latei
received another SJllslssS from i
Titanic giving her position as 50.
That would be a difference of 1
"I got out all the lifeboats a
made ready to swing over the CO
"Pood was prepared and, in fa
everything was done to prepare
the welcome of ship wreck survive
\V.- raced along all night until
came to s big field of Ice, but s
nothing Of the Titanic.
"I had l.coo passengers on boi
my ship ami WSS perplexed what
do. 1 did n??t want to plow with f
speed through that Icefield; it v
too dangerous, i still k?-pt up i
search, but at greatly reduced spe
Finally I became convince?! thai
I could do no good and returned
my original ?-ours?-.''
LOYAL TO ISM/
WASHINGTON, D. C? Special
While J. lirucc lsmay wore a boco
lng air of injured Innocence, t
senior surviving oilicers of <
Titanic painted a pathetic picti
ot the six-foot managing dire? tor
white star lau?-, bundled sgaJ
bis will into a lifeboat i>> a bur
chief officer, who would brook n?>
Sl Stance, even trom SB athlete l
This story was t??l?l to th?
Subcommittee by Second Off!?
Lightoller. Lightoller is still in
may's employ, and hopes SOflaS I
to be a captain, Lightoller also sbo
?i< red ail the responsibility lor i
"Yams!" dispatches, demanding tl
the Cedrlo be held till lsmay cot
sail on lier. lsmay, he said, was
such s condition that he practica
ha<? io be ordered tu send th.
Judging by the pi? ssed express
On Ismav's lace, while thus SStOni
narratlvs was- i.? ing related, i
Lightoller'S aspirations to B CSptSil
bid lair tO be realized.
Tin- only man who c?iuld verify
story of driving poor lsmay into
collapsible boat Is Chief <->tti??-r wn
now at the bottom of the Atlan
With the wreck of the ship w
Which he gallantly went down.
Lightoller was sorry, but he di?
know who told him the story,
said the Carpathia's doctor wo
verify his statement that lsmay \
In a pitiable condition on the C
pathia, and kept crying, "1 sho
have gone down with the ship. Th
women on her."
This belated conviction, accord
to Lightoller, rendered lsmay
helpless mentally that Llghto
found it easy to take the initiative
the matter of trying to hold
lsmay sent all the dispatches, h<
ever, and his employe-councillor
not know what they contained.
Lightoller volunteered both st?
ments. The fact that he had b
the first to suggest holding the Cec
he communicated to the commit
and asked that he be given an
portunity to make a statem
Competing In interest with yesl
day's testimony was the intercha:
of telegrams between Senator Willi
Alden Smith, chairman, and the act
Premier of Canada, George E. Fos
The latter told of the docking
the steamer Mount Temple, at
John, N. B., with passengers abo
who claimed to have seen the Tita
sink. It was believed that the Mo
Temple was the ship that was o
five miles from the White Star li
when she took her final plunge.
Senator Smith has requested t
the depositions of the officers i
crew of the Mount Temple be sen!
him. In addition, he accepted
offer of Dr. F. C. Quitzman, of
ronto, to appear before the com?
tee. Dr. Quitzman was one of
passengers who aaid they saw the
tanic sink. Acting Premier Fost
telegram, dated today, follows:
"Captain Mount Temple reports
celved C. Q. D. message from Tits
12:30 A. M.. ship's time, Monday. \
then fifty miles west and south of
sition sent out by Titanic. Immi
ately altered course to reach Tita
but did not arrive at her position
til 4:30 A. M., when could not see
tonic's light. Saw no sign of ship
i.oi's. Cl'UJSSd around position u
sage from Carpathia at 8:44 A.
that she had picked up twenty be
and that Titanic had sunk.
ceived another message at 8:f>0 fr
Carpathia: no need to stand
nothing more could be done. I'n
these circumstances it does not sc
necessary to detain boat due to
Fri? ing. if considered ne?
sary, commission can 1?<- appointed
take captain's ?-v Id Will no do
be examined later by British corns
In reply, Senator Smith disp.tt? 1
"Telegram received. I will gref
appreciate it if depositions of ?apt
of the vessel Mount Temple, whicl
scheduled to sail from St. John, N.
tomorrow (Friday), could be taken
commissioners, as suggested by y
and forwarded to me at Washingt
relative to the movements of his s
on Sunday evening, April 14th, sl
lng relative positions to Titanic t
Carpathia, together wtth a detal
report of all wireless messages s
The committee also received a t?t
gram signed by J. H. Moore, maa
of the Mount Temple; A. H. Sarg?
I chief officer: II. II. lUald. second o
cer. and J. Pttrran, the Marconi "P
?aVeat St. John. M
practically repeating the laforu
ti -it contained In the Premier's m
sage, ami adding that the Mount Te
?d not s?-e the Tltanlc's lights.
I'.:30 A. M. the Mount Temple sighi
the Carpathia and later the ?':
fornian. At 8 o'clock she sight?-?! t
Rosstaa steamer Hirma coming fr
the south and west. The names
th.- passengers who claimed they s
th.- lights of the Titanic, the ajean
said, were not known.
SWEARS HE SAW
HBW YORK.? Special.? Ernes
?Kill, a donkey engine-man on tin
licylanrf liner Callfornlan, win
Mopped olT In New York on hi
way frtim Ilostoii t?> Washington
t<? testify before tiu- B?ants nom
BaStSes investigating (lie Titan!
horror, declared here i?a
the W bite Star liner's signals o
?llstr?"vs were seen on the Cali
fornian. which was but a lev
salles away, but trees ignored h
Captain ?Stanley Lord.
(?ill waitl that lie would swea
to the tenth of this ?-barge upoi
bis arrival in Washington. Th
eugiiieman further alleged tha
Captain Lord was informed be
I U'lS.li t*?-!tn ?>?i i ?>?!-. .... M...wla
morning that the Titanic wa:
(?Ill's story, In i>art, is as fol
' Captain Lord was in his cabin
the time the signal rockets wore se
He at ones gave orders to hsaVS
and stand by the White Star Ship.
The Californien encountered s di
ferous ti>-i<i ot ice. and Captain Le
rather than run tlie risk of sink
his ship, turned about to avoid
Ice. At the time, I learned from o
? ?rs the next day, Captain Lord
not know that it was th.- Tititanie.
thought the sinking ship was a tra
Gill further saUl that In? is pre
pared to s\\?-ar that be saw t\\?
rockets Heed toon the stariMian
lx>\\ of tli?' Tltani?-. Tin? Hr?d h
saw he thought was a shoothi!
star. The second be saw cl?*?rl>
Others on the Calil'ornlaii saw th
signals also, GUI ? barges.
Tb?> win-It's;-, operator on lb
Californian nml already goase t?
lied, (ill! said. OUI said the stew
ard ruslm?! to th?? wiroh's.s man'
hunk after the ro?-kets ha?l beet
I?i?hI. and. tearing him rrom th
'?F??r (?oil's snk<? g?-t your k<\>
Boanebodhj is seSading up rocket!
and we have ?Urn?' nothing."
At this time. (Jill says, the sngl
of tin- Californien wer?- stopped
cause ot the ice.
Later in the morning the wird
operator ?aught a message fr?uii
Allan liner Virginian, stating that
Titanic had sunk. As s???>n as ?'apt
Lord discovered that it was the
tonic, which had sunk, he started
ins engines, Olli declared, an?!, des]
the il???-, started ??it at full sp?-.-?i
the spot where the great liner i
sunk. The ?Californien cruised at?
tor a time, but saw neither survi\
Th?- Leyland liner arrive?! at E
ton last I'rhiay.
NEILL DENIES HE
AIDED IN STRII
MOW YORK.? Special.? Bef
meeting tile raill'o.ul IllalT.
ever) line nssl <?f the Hisslsslppl ;
north of the Ohio River called fo
continuation ??l tin- arbitration e
ference started Thursday. Uni
States Labor Commissioner Charlea
Ni-ill denied that lie and Martin
Knapp, presiding ju?ig<- of ih<- Ci
ommerce, had Intervened in
engineers' trouble at tii<- command
President Taft. Commissioner N
said that h<- ha?i seen neither Pr
?lent 'Lut nor Secretary Nagel, ?><.'
Department of Commerce and Lai
before coming to this city from Wa
As he ?ess preparing t<? resume i
m ?set In g with the railroad manag
Mr. Ncill said that the i
also inciiuled a conference with
fifty chairmen of th? Brotherhood
motive Engineers this afterno
Crand Chief Warren S. Btoni
Brotherhood <>f Locomotive Engine?
announced that be and his felloe co
mitteemen wen- ready to meet
mm? nt representatives.
"Although I do not want to ti
the position Of crossing bridges
for?- i come t?i them, 1 must prot
against th?- proposition ?)f the ri
road managers t<? have the differen
settled by a committee of nine," s
"The railroad managers have p
posed that the Brotherhood appc
two committeemen or arbitrators;
railroads to appoint two others, t
the remaining five to he selected
large, probably by President Taft. T
method of settlement would sur
raise the question of politics, ant
do not believe that the President wo
accept such method of procedure.
"If the big committee decided
favor of the men the roads wo
charge political play, and. if the
cisi?n favored the roads, the sa
charges would naturally arise. I
in favor of the difficulty being ?
tied by the Government arbitr?t
who have already entered the cs
They will judge the case upon
Judge Knapp was on the scene
day for the first time, having arri1
from Washington last night.
"We will do everything we can
maintain peace and will give b
sides Justice," said he. "I have
seen President Taft in a month ?
<!i?i not know he was In this city ui
ind this morning's paper told me."
HOLY WAR THREATEN!
?2 PEACE OE MORO.
Anti-European Feeling Is Sprei
ing?Sheiks Holding an Im?
MADRTD.? Special.? Another h
war now threatens all foreigners
Morocco. Native chieftains are ?-.
ing upon the various tribes to ur
against unbelievers in the Koran.
curding to dispatches from stell
and other Moroccan points.
The anti-European feeling
spreading to an alarming extent,
natives being stirred by r?ports fr
i-'ex of th?- anti-French uprising t
?>n<- hundred of the highest'she
in Morocco are holding a council
it Ta/./.a and are sending m
sengers to all tribesmen, command
them to unite in a war of extermii
tlon against Christians.
"I notice that you never contrac
any theory that Mr. Heftybrane i
"Yes," replied Miss Cayenne; "h
likely to get through talking mi
so<?ner If you don't break In and si
gest new topics."?Washington St
At a Glance.
Bronson?As a doctor he is a spli
did diagnostician, Isn't he?
Woodson?Fine? He can tell at
glance within a thousand dollars
how much a man is worth.
ELECTRIC TRAIN ???*
hits open swrrci
Many Prominent People Injured V>'b?
Can Crash Into Freight Train.
AOKFOI.K, VA. - Special.? An
electric express train, ? ?insisting
of two i-ars, bound from Virginia
ltea? h to Norfolk, ?arrjing many
bankers und business mou and
women, ran into an open switch
at Ureen wich Station and eras bed
Into an electric fre.ght engine that
?as waiting for it to pass.
Twenty-one passenger*? wert?
remove?! to hospitals in Norfolk,
most of tlu-iii iNidly Injured. Many
others were bruised and cut by
II j Ing glass.
The ac? blent Is declared to liavo
Ivecn due to the faet that tliere
was no block signal on the switch
to show whether It was open or
closed. The express was moving
at high speed, its schedule calling
ron no stops iH'twcen Virginia
Beach ami Norfolk.
Promlnent People Injured.
Following is a list of the mo
Richard II. Burroughs. bruis?
Cornelius DeWitt and two daugl
ters, cut and otherwise Injured; 01
X. Uewls, clerk of the Virginia Ni
tional Flank, leg broken.
Baldarla Myers, badly cut ai
James M. Bell, cut on face si
Pegs Marsden. leg badly injured.
Rbbert Tait. Sr.. Robert Tait. J
and Miss 'l'ait, bruised and shaki
up. MISS Tait cut in head.
W. I'. Ash burn, badly injured
Judge 11. A. Ackiss. cut about Ic
Richard B. Taylor, snkle injured.
Rev. O. w. Howard, D. !?.. rect
of St. Luke's, badly lirutse.t.
Judge J. at, K?-eling, badly bruise
W. T. Hamm, cut an?! bruised.
The passengers on the two ca
numbered perhaps one hundred pe
pie. The cars were both demolish?
and the passengers were thrown in
a confused mass ?>f bruise?!, cut at
bleeding men and women. For
time It was thought that many we
PEAN SEA TAKES
I ON WARLIKE ASPEC
Italian Warships Land Men <
Several Turkish Islands in
ROME.? Special.? Italy is shift?i
the theater ul action in the Turc
Italian war into the Aegean B
patches say that Italian wa
ships have landed men on sever
Turkish islands in the Grecian arc!
pelago, among them Lemtios and Ii
These two are among the mc
prominent of the islands I
are adjacent t?> the Western sad
the Dardanelles. The Italians ho
,to use these Islands as a base for fti
?ther naval operations ?>n the -
?As?n Minor a ?it nmmr ill.. 1 ? . r.l . ??>! 1,
It is reported thai an Italian n?-?
win blockade the Dardanelles at ti
West? rn end.
TAKEN TO HOSPITA
BAL.T1MORE, MD.? Special.? Tv
longshoremen are in tin hospital t?
?lay and man) were arrested, as
result of a Street tight with stuk<
HOPES TO BE SAVE
BOSTON, MASS.? Special. Accor
ing to a statement made last nig!
by \v. a. Mors?-, counsel ???r Claren
1111 v. T, Rlcheson, who is under dsat
;??r the murder of Avis l.i
: .)i. Governor Pom win i>.> asked
. llo\r an insanity commission to e
amiiT the condemned man.
Morse said that it th.- Govern
granted the request he thought tl
chances of saving his client's ?
would h?- much more favorable. Tl
plea, upon which the rSQUest f
clemency is asked, will be bas?-?l up?
two points, it is said. Firstly, th
Rieheson has had an abnormal mil
since childhood, and that horedita
insanity has existed, and, lastly, th
by confessing his crime he saved gre
time and expense to the, governmei
WILLIAM AND MARY
WILL BE HELD AT DUBLIN, 1
PULASKI COUNTY, ItKi.tN
NING JUNK 1PTU.
WTL.LIAMSBURG, VIA.? Special.
The movement for higher educatli
took a step forward ?Saturday, win
it was decided to establish the su*
mer session of the College of Willia
and Mary at Dublin, Va_, Pulas
county, and to open the eight wee!
term on June 19th.
When the board of visitors son
days ago determined to hohl the sur
mer term in Southwest Virginia t!
definite location was left to be d
cided upon by the faculty. The ci
zens of Uve towns?Dublin, Kadfoi
Pearisburg, Christiansburg and B
Stone Gap?offered special indue
merits to bave the college come
them and the final choice of a loc
tion was difficult to make.
The fact that at Dublin the bull
Ings of Dublin Institute would
available had much to do with t
selection of that town. Another 1
ducement offered by Dublin was
grove of trees covering a hundr
acres, which will be used for outdo
lecture rooms and tent sites.
This selection Is looked tinon as 1
ing fortunate for both Dublin a
the college It is expected that ma
teachers and ???liege students frc
Virginia and other States will atte
the summer session, thus adding m
terially to the summer population
It is generally agreed among seht
men that no better or more acc?s
bly located sit.- than Dublin cou
have been found.
Many educators have express
their gratification at this m
bring th?- advantages of higher ed
cation mord fully within the reach
May Hot urn Saturday.
ST. JOHNS, N. F.? Special.?
report reached here today from Ca
Race by way of North Sydney stal
that the cable ship Mackay-Benm
has picked up 205 bodies of victli
of the Titanic dioaster. The wireh
station at Cape Race was in tou
with the Makay-Bennett all night, a
It is now stated that the "funei
ship" will not return to Halifax un
It seems that the suffragettes mi
t a have won something of a victory
of China, as they put an end to Ma
chu rule.?Savannah Press.