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the lifel>oats. He said that only twenty-six or twenty-*
women were put into the first hoat. as that was all it was saf< load in the boat while it swung to the davits. It was not u after the ship began to settle, he said, that the gravity of situation was realized. The second officer testified that the Titanic did not bn in two. There was an explosion, be said, after the decks had < apjieared beneath the sea. Mr. Marconi denied that any orders had been issued garding the sending of news. He said that no discourtesy 1 lieen intended to President Taft in the. failure to reply to inquiry for Major Butt. If. was told that tbe message 1 been answered. Captain Rottron said that the President's message bad bl received by the Carpathia. but at the time he could not give attention to details of messages received. The general ord in regard to the use of the wireless were that official messaj should be suit first, then the names of survivors, t?ien privi messages froj survivors. Captain Rostron testified that it was only by accident tl the Titanic's call for help had been heard. He said that 1 wireless operator on the Carpathia was about to go off di when the call for help came. He was unlaeing his boots, a it was only by chance that he had the receiver at his ear. Mi. Marconi put the wireless business at sea on a pun commercial basis. He said that when the Titanic'? call *. sent out it was time for the Carpathias" operator to be off dut and there was no one to take his place. Ships were not su plied with operators sufficient to be on watch throughout t twenty-four hours unless there was reason to believe the coi mercial business would justify it. The reason for this was th the ship owTiers did not care to be at the expense of the wir less operator's pay. Members of the crew of the Titanic said yesterday th tire had broken out in the coal bunkers of the Titanic an hoi after she left her dock at Southampton, and had not been e tinguished until Saturday afternoon. It had been necessary to take the coal out of Sectioi 2 and 3 on the starboard side, forward, and when the wat came rushing in after the collision with the ice the bulkheat would not hold because they did not have the supportii. weight of the coal. ?a "MY GOD, WE ARK LOST! f A fireman said that he had reported to Chief Engine? "Hell that the forward bulkhead had given away, and the er gineer liad replied: "My God, we are lost!" The engineers, the crew said, stayed by the pumps an went down with the ship. By order of Third Engineer Harve the firemen and stokers were sent on deck five minutes befor the Titanic sank, when it was seen that they would inevitabl ?be lost if they stayed longer at their work of trying to kee the fires in the boilers and the pumps at work. The lights burned to the last because the dynamos wer run by oil engines. t There was no muster Sunday morning to teach the ere\ their places in the boats, the sailors said, and they wonderei at this, but thought the muster would be held Sunday evening The result was that when the collision came, and the call ti man the boats, the members of the crew did not know thei stations. Despite this, the men found places at the boats am there Mas no panic among the crew. Captain Smith, according to the crew, ordered the firs boats launched to make for some fishing smacks whose light: could be seen four miles away, and after transferring their pas sengers. to return for more. There was only one blue ligh (the signal of distress), the sailors said, in all the lifeboats. I] iA\ the boats had had blue lights to set afloat on the sea, th< fishing smacks might have noticed them and rescued many oi the passengers who could not be taken off in the lifeboats. James McGann, a fireman, said Captain Smith did not commit suicide, but attempted to save himself by jumping intt the sea as the Titanic went down. The crew said that when the ship struck the ice none oi the sailors asleep in their bunks were killed. They went oi; deck, but did not realize the extent of the disaster, and many of them returned to their bunks. Twenty-one of the twenty-nine boilers were in use, the stokers said, up to midnight on Friday. The run on Friday was 515 miles. At midnight Friday three more boilers were put in service, and on Saturday the run was 549 miles. The best speed was made on Sunday, when the ship averaged twenty two and one-half knots. A few minutes before the final catastrophe, the sailors said, the Titanic broke in two between the third and fourth funnels. The forward end sank at once, while the after end remained afloat for several minutes. MANY SURVIVORS CRITICISE MANAGEMENT. Many of the survivors criticised yesterday the handling of the lifeboats. Among these were Mrs. George X. Stone. of Cincinnati; Major Arthur Peuchen, of Toronto, and .1. G. Snvder. of Minneapolis. Major Peuchen said that on the night of the disaster Cap? tain Smith uas at dinner from 7:30 to 10:30 in a private ro m\ with Mr. Ismay and one or two other men. According to Major Peuchen, Mrs. Ryerson, one of the survivors, who is ill at the Hotel Belmont, told him while on the Carpathia that on Sunday she said to Mr. Ismay that ice had been reported as approaching, and added, "I suppose we will slow down." Mrs. Ryerson said that Mr. Ismay replied, "On the contrary, we will speed up." N?GEL FINDS WOMEN STOICS Attitude of Aliena on Titanic Greatly Surprises Secretary. Waahlngtop, April 19? Secretary N'Hgel. ?ho m*t the Carpathia at h*?r pier In New York und authorized rhe au m?nalo!, to the Vnlied Stafs of every ?lien reix u*?d, re? turned here to-duy. All who dfxlrc may remain, although ttie leofetarj. believe? gaany will elect to return to their native lands. The Sa? retary ggti he ?as surprised by an almost ?omplete abaenoe of hysteria among la* aliena. "ThHi calm and q-jiet altitud.." 1 ?? I Clarei, "PMO?a the event of their landing .?ill im in?'.' Impreeehrc in the iigm pg \he tnrlble calemltv, I |*lt the ?hi|i \?|(|, uti IfUkttilr Indescribable reepeci toi ?.co roan and v. omen among them." [ To illustrate the bravery with which ths Immigrants faced the situation, the Sec? retary recited the case ol one woman who, I without display of emotion or appeal fur I sympathy. dpproach??d him thu?: "May I stay on board the ship to-nlahl? I have lost my husbaml, an?) my two chil? dren ha\e not been well to-day." An Irish alrl relieved the depression bv a ?ally with the immi*;r<ttion officials. When asked If ?he had a car?! she quickly retorted: "Dlvil a bit of ?ard have I. I sm glad to have my life.'' Thst was r,?l repartee, ?alii the Secretary, but exp?ense?! Um phllofophv i.f ?>-.? in? inici.in* ?board. SUNDAY'S NEW-YORK TRIBUNE i Mailed anyv.lnjrs in ths Unitsd Statss for |2d0 a year. i ?RT-rv tsmvy bfiorf THE SENATE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE. .1. BRI *- E I?-M.A1 D__rVHB iiiii .->?._ aura, a *t -with hi4* liiind under ins .hin. Th. DuiMctas director of lb? *_?.te Star Compaq, irbo wttm suodi tb? sav,i toft, ?be Titan* is ?dated ti tito nd ol th, table, ht br ri kr-arood ?- Daa_?r_r_pd.) _ _ *_T HEROES ALL, WERE MEN WHO STUCK TO TITANIC The stories of the wreck that filled New York yesterday contained no fact more striking than the absolute unanimity of the survivors' tales when it came to speaking of the calm bravery with which some of the best known Americans met death Heroism and self-sacrifice stood out in all these tales so certainly that it seemed almost injustice to leave out any names from that roll of honor. No novelist ever painted a word picture more appealing to all that is best in human nature than the story of Isidor Straus and his wife. The smiling au revoir with which Colonel John Jacob Astor parted from his bride, the calm farewell of Major Butt, the firm refusal of Henry B. Harris and of Jacques Futrelle to accompany their wives until all the women had been saved, these, with other similar tales of Benjamin Guggenheim, of William T. Stead and of Charles M. Hays, stand out in higher relief than even the stories of the ex? pected bravery of the Titanic's officers. ISIDOR STRAUS. Perhaps of all the brave tales of heroic renunciation non?? was more indelibly im p-essed on the mtnda Of the survivors than that at Isidor Straus and his wife. Most of the survivors seem?:?! to have MOB the agcel couple standing on the de. k calmly await? ing the end. R. W. Daniel, among other?, spoke of It yesterday. "'Mr. Straus was urged to take n place In the boats ? half ? d?._.en tlm?. ." be nid. "I heard one appeal, when a man said to him: 'No on?' would object, Mr. Straus; you are an elderly man, and you have your wife with you. you'd better no.' Mi. Btraui only shook his head quietly. His wife en treated him, but he Just answered her lhat she must go and that all the women mil I go. lie would not consider bin?? If." Other survivors told Of ?seeing the I of the old roupie, standing OUl clearly In the brilliant night, lo??king down on the ac? tivity around the lifeboats U on ? thing apart. Toward the end ??f the tenlble ? ideal ofiieers of the litanie endeavored t?. force Mr.. Strr.us to leave her husband .?n-l get Into one <ef the boats, but *).?? weved tliem aside. m COLONEL J. J. ASTOR. Nothing thai has been told by the sur?. vors could il_eSill in renunciation t.. tlon of Colonel A"tor. a. relat?'?l bjf UlM Margaret Hays, who left the Titanic In tile same lifeboat with Mr.?. Altor. Sli? saw th? colonel assist hla wife Into th.at and take his place beeide her, at the invi? tation of the officer In charge (>f the laum h lng. At the moment there ?were DO other women waiting, end the order to lower away wa.s gl\en. The rope, had begun to creak when ? woman rushed up to the boei dec?;, ami although th?re were other boats atiout to be lowered she st<OOd looking down Into the one Just leaving Colonel Astor stoo?l up, according lo Miss Hay?, waved a commanding hand at the officer in charge, and, s< ramMing out of the boat, assisted the unknown woman t'i the place he had occupied beside his wife, then made his way back to the deck, ami smilingly toid his wif?; that he would meel ii?-r later, major' butt. Major Archibald Butt, President Tail's aid, made his decision wlthoui the heart? rending Jnttuen??- Of a farewell to loTOd ones. According to ail nccounti Major Butt ha?i calmly prepared for the end before he appeared on th? boat deck. Apparent!) the soldierly aid to ii?" President must ha.?? known that the supply ??r lifeboats was cruelly Inauflldent, because no story from any survivor hau plac?sd him In any posi? tion lut that of lending all possible aid end guidance t<> women who were seeking 'he boats. Evidently Major Knit hud d<?*c!ded before lie reached th? t>oat ?_< ? it that be couifi not and would not leave the veesel, Many of Hi" survivors ?risiM that to him more than 10 any one aboard the doomed Tiiam?1 th? women tiiet w?re saved owi their lives for the reason that be I" CTCd? ited with having stopped single-handed a mad rush of steerage pasetngnrs which, if unchecked, might have turned that scene of bravery into a terrible Hot. JACQUES FUTRELLE. Mrs. Jaoquss Futren??, the wife of tho author, told yesterday of her lneff?? tuai attempts to g.-t him to go with lier. "1 do not doubt that my husband is dead," she said, "but even that knowledge cannot make me suffer more. There could be noth? ing worse than the mental anguish through which 1 have passed since we were rescued. Jacques di???l like a hero, that I know. ?Three or four times ufter the crash I ruBhed up to him and begged him to get Into one of the lifeboats. *' 'For God's sake, go!' he fairly screamM at me; 'It's your last chance; go! Then one of the ship's officers force?l DM Into a , lifeboat, and I gave up all hope that he could be saved." i Scores of women who were rowc<l away to safety In lbs Tltanl? *i lifeboat? appar?*ntl wer? In too ?l.iz--1 a ? ??riditlon to reallz that tbay mate having iiietr husbands i alnMMl '?Ttalii death. Th?* men, wlthou exception, fostered Ihs bsllef by thn tul farewells, In all of which thay ? 00 veyed ths hnpresulon that ?hey would !? taken on later boats. Maay **r?s*a*s_, !?? | that it was Impossible that the Tl i.mi.- arould sink, were utterly dutnfounde? a few minutos later, when they sa** h? founder and ?llv?* to th- I... ? t . ? m j Only th**! ?l'?l ii dawn on many wives tlist they I,a? 1? ft HuHr hUsbSaD?-i t?"> <li". at,?I rh< which followed wire l,<?,irthr".iklnK * HENRY B. HARRIS. Henry H Han: , the.itrl<-ul niana-,-'! wbo a? ? ?impanli *i his v. ir?- t.? .?? seed m on? of the lifeboat?, glos?.?.* over that t?frrit.l. crisis v. th | Ilj-lit w?u<l. !!?? was about t< neat himself i*.hen nn oflctf <a!l?d oui "Wriimn Brat!" "That'?? .*-<>, of ?our*?-,' he .?aid. smiling !-. i li ru??-? i ni later, dear," ha h'I<i>? to hin wife, and StSppOd out again on t< the deck which was ?*o ?oon to plung*e t? the bottom. Mr.?. Harri.? WM one of those who n?.te.| the brave presenes of tiiin?l displayed bj Major Butt. Bhe tohl yesterday ??f I ? ? > w Major i'.titt >t??r'I'?"<l a "JOI Ible riot b) .-wlftly J'-ikiii-r i?a? k a frantic man wh?i was pushlni bis way Into i boot ahead) '??.?.?,?!? ?1 with women. "A young man was iirRuliiR to gel Into s lift boat, and Major i-iutt laid hold - I arm liks a Mg brother. Ha seemed to bs telling ti.?- young fellow to keep bis head it was Inspirlna he su a atnAtat to ths last, an example of calm bravery even to the officers of the ship, il?* gavs '.?p his life to ?ave oth? rs." BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM. Ben - fgenhelm was another who mei th- situation like a hero, altbOUgb li?* also, lik?* many others, seerhed at tirst to i.?- lulled bj lbs lach of panic or <*x citenu'iit into ihinklni; that then was no real dangei to any ?>n?-. A steward of the Titanio, who steered one ??f the boats, told of seing Mr. Guggenheim stepping Into s ?.?..?t with two other men al ? moment when tbere ware no women waiting to embark, lie ha?i not scat?-?! himself when three women came op to ths boat deck. Mr. Guggenheim aroee, loucbed tbs two men ?m ths shoulder, and motioning toward the woman, calmlj tapped i.K to the (|?-.-k Th?? inen followed him, th? women took the placea, and the mining magnats lo?fc UP his position beside Ho? i ail without a woid. ? ? WILLIAM T. STEAD. William T. st?-a?i was -'?-n about th? boat deck by some of the survivors. One of them told yesterday how- Mr. Btead had Ibed the scrldenl In a few brief words land pointed oui the |..??.l? r?*d Ice an.I snow [which littered the Titanic'* decks on the .?--1 ? i. which h???i been nearer ths Iceberg, He .iifo wa?. on?? <?f that notable riroup <>r her'ies. whose asmes wert known through oul tin- world before ths roster ?>f tli?: Titanle's noble d?-a?l a.Me.i to their fame. CHARLES 'm. HAYS. ?if Charles Sf. Hays, the ?'aiiailian rail road man. DO MirvtVOT lias yet spoken. Ap parcntly be was caught unawares or else deliberately chos?* to ?lay away from the pathetic m ene? which he km w- WOOld ! ?? In preiJTSes aroun?l that point. He may bav? known ??f tbs deathly insutii? i? n? y ?if lifeboats, and, reallzln?; that the part? ings of famille? there woul?l be almoft more than man could bear to look upon, kepi away from that pait of the boat. Hundnds of nun Whoss n?im? | ar? i, it as well known cams t?? that point with all the t.iititiKlt* BO marked in the famous men who met the tet-t. Many ot them Jump? I Into the sea Ju?t before the ilnal plu?,Re <>f the Titanl*. and some were later j.l? ke I m? iiy the llfebOS>tS Which had l.ci-n m?nt Answers in the BOOKREADERS' CONTEST No. 137?A Great Mistake. Watch To-morrow's Tribune for Correct Answer to Picture No. 138. I away wit!, less than the full complement of i? i- . tigers. Ma lor Arthur Peuchen, of Toronto, ?me of the last to see Mr. Hays, told how he cam. up t?i him end mid "?Qoodhy," apperentl) having no Idea the boat would sink so SOOn. Mr. Hays toll Major PoUChOO .ha ought to float nt bast eight hours, and in Oint time he expected help to ?-ome. The rallroa?! man showed no signs of fear and await??! fate without the least concern. HEARTRENDING SCENES AT WHITE STAR OFFICE ?cenes that cr.?ir>e?l Strong men were en ncte.i again yesterday at the White stai Line offlc. s, N??. I Broadway. Score? ol out-of-town friends and relatives of pas h. ng.-rs i.n the sunken Titanic faltered u* I?? the windows, mute at.p?>als for goo?: ti?w. ?written ail over their faces. Bom< wtnl awqy rejoicing, hut the majority re? mained t>> weep One man. who ?oui?! hard? ly speau a word of English, broke ?Sown and had lo be carried out when he learned that his slst? r. a German girl. Who sailed In th? tlilrd ?ahin. was 1 st. Mrs Ada M Clarke, who came from Southampton on th.. Titanic, appeared eurly in the forenoon at the oJBces of the White star Lin- with the Rev. O. T. Baker, pastor <ef the Osone Park Episcopal Church. in Queens. Charles V. Clarke, her hus? band, who ??ii? over with her to take up th'dr hom?. In San PrandBCO, went ?town witii the lll-starred ship, dhe wanted to book passage for England ?>n a boat late this month Wfth tears streaming down her face, she tulkod brokenly about bits of th? harrowing scenes "1 wai in ?'ne of three boats lashed to? gether," she raid. "Orve of the officer., un laahed on- iioat and with all but two sea men rowed off to r?vscu.- eiytlmt boat in til?, distance whlecfe wm- on _th? verge of sinking. My husband stood at the rail of the second deck and waved goo.lhy to rn? wh?n our boat <ut lOOOe. He made me leave him. Oh, they were so brave, those men; all of them! They died like heroes. When our boat was far out over the waters I coubl hear strains of music floating over the black, ice-dotted water. It was 'Nearer, My <??)d. to Thee' they were playing, and wo strained our eyes toward the ship. On the deck! we saw th?? men kneeling. Oh, my Qodl It was terrible! Only a few minutes aft-r that the ship's stern lifted high lu the air and the whole black mass went down out of sight." Mrs. .Marko said she >/ew the Iceberg. "It was Mg and black?very black!" she said. Morris Heasley, of London, a graduate of the University of Cambridge, Bought as sistaiK'*' from the company at the offices. K very thing h?.* had In the way of money and personal effects wm lost, he said. Another caller was Mies U ??rise, a so? ciologist, from Holland. She was looking for Hollanders saved from the wreck, but was told there were none. Arrangements were made by the White Star Company to have a t'nited State.. In-1 spector take charge of the six Chinamen who were saved from the Titanic. After the confusion began to abate it was found that only a few tlrst cabin passengers had accepted the assistance of the company, j Several of the second cabin victims were I sent to the Chelsea Hotel. The majority Of the weak and ailing third cabin sur- . vlvors were sent to St. Vincent's Hospital, j I SURVIVOR SAW MEN SHOT, _ ? i She Says They Were Crowding I Women Out of Lifeboats. Wilmington. Del., April 19.--A thrilling | ?tory was tohl to ?lay by Miss l.mtly Rugg, a passenger rea tied from 'he Titanio, she I I was met In N??A' York on the arrival of i tii?' Carpathla by bar uncle, F, W. Queri pel, and brought here. She Is twenty yeS old. and lives in the Isle of I'.uern ! sey, Etiegland. "We liad retired when the collision oc? curred," she said, "hut I was awake. trow Ing ?me of my companions, I said 1 methlng dreadful had happened, : i i wenl on deck and then learned the awful I truth Hastening be?k to the stateroom, i i found my companion whom I had awak I ened had gone to Bleep agiwln. I cried out I the ship was ?-?(iking, an.I pulled b??r from j her berth We then erouaed the third oo loupant, an older woman, she became hys? terical and we were forced to drees lier. ! We had sufficient presence of mind to don irai 11 clothing. "1 was forcibly shoved Into the second j boat from the last. Two men who were rtrying t'? crowd mit women were shot by officers of the Titanio right before my eyes. \\ ?? lefl ib?' steamer knowing that hundreds l.ft behind would p?rlsh. We were half a mile away ?when the vessel went down. We heard ih<- band playing 'Nearer, My God, to Thee,' above th?> cries of the doomed souls on the steamer." s GERMAN LINERS CRITICISED | Lives of 1,000 to 3,000 Passen? gers on Board Endangered. H'riin, April l.. The Free Conservatives in th?' Reichstag have Introdue'od an urgent motion requesting the imperial Chancelier to order an investigation as to whether ? ?erman steamships are equipped with suf Reienl life saving appliances for all the passengers an?l crews, and If not, then to proceed ?without delay to compel the com? panies to provide them with such equip- 1 ment. Frankfort. April 19 -The ' FYankfuerter Zettujig" to-day prints a table of ten of the principal transatlantic liners ?ontrast ing their boat accommodations with the numbers Of the passengers and crews and showing the number Of persons for whom no boat accommodation is provided. The list demonstrates that the number of per? Bons unprovided for rangea from 1.175 to 3,070. SAY FRANKFURT DENIED AID But Report Is Doubted at German Lloyds' Office Here. I The representatives of the North Herman | Lloyd line In this city felt moved yester j day to doubt the statements made by sev ? seal of th?? Titanic survivors whom the ! Carpatl la brought in the night b?.fore that the Steamer Frankfurt was at l?-a_t twenty-tlve miles nearer to the ?-inking liner when she sent out her signal of cfl.-.. tress than the Cunarder, but had failed to come to her asalstance. They .???plained that the Frankfurt sailed from Cialveston. Texas, on April ?S, and that while it was jioaslblH that rhe was somewhere In the neighborhood of the Titanic at the time she struck ihe fatal iceberg she could hardly have been so far north as to bring her within ilfty-thre? miles, as the statements of the survivors made he?-. Nothing has been hedrd from the Frank*I mu rince the dis.i-.ci, but her owners I think nothing of tliK >inc<- she is not due? I in Bremen for a dai or so pat, fhc is a' freighter, capable at best of only about vi.su. ?Wnota au bou.. FRENCHMEN'S DESCRIPTIOI Three Survivors Say Many Boat Were Only Half Full. Paris, April 19.?Three French survivor Fernand Omont, Pierre Mar?chal, son < the well known French admiral, and Pat t'li?vre, the sculptor, conjointly send t the "Matin"' a cable dispatch narrating th disaster to the Titanic. They repeated! insist that more lives could have bee saved if the passengers had not had eue dogged faith that the Titanic was unslnk able. S.-veral boats, they declare, coul? have CtaiTted double the number. The three Frenchmen say that they wer1 playing bridge with a Mr. Smith, of Phll.i delphla. when a great crunching mass o Ice packed up against the port hole?. A they rushed on ?leek there was much con fusion, but this quickly died down. On? of the oftlcers Interrogated by a womar passenger replied: "Do n??t be afraid. vYi are merely cutting a whale In two." Presently the captain appeared to be .?om?* somewhat nervous and ordered all t? put on their life preservers. The boat were then loweretl, but only a few person? stirred and several of th? boats put ofl half empty. They ?aw one with only fif? teen persona In It. When the Frenchmen's boat rowed oft for half n mile the Titanic presented a fairylike picture, Illuminate?! from stem to stern. Then su?ldenty the lights began to go ?nit, snd the stern reared up high In the air. An immense clamor arose on all Hides and during an hour anguished cries rang out. It was, ?ay the narrators, likj n great chorus chanting a r? frain of deatn with wild obstlnu.y. Sometimes the cries die?! out and then the tragic chorus began again more terribly and more despairingly. The narrati\e continues: Those shrieks pursued US and haunted u? s? we pulled away In the night. Then one by one tbfl cries ceased and only the noise of the pea. remained. The Titan!?* was engulfed almost without h nmrnnir. Her ?tern quivered in u final spasm and then disappeared. _____ "?.'olonel Astor and many of tho others were superbly heroic and the crew of tine Titanic with sublime abnegation fultlllod It? duties to humanity." ima, EVERY INCH, SHS TAFT OF Hin Men Prominent in Public Lifo Praise the Heroism ci the Titanic's Victim. (Krom Th" Tribune Mi Washington. April I?, W if lh (lag- g* ; all government buildings nt hslf?taff, '.*, IIngton mourned to-?ia) for tu? ?-.?um? ot ? the Titanic. I'ormal tiiliute t?. th<- Titanic'* dead ?as ?paid by the House of Itepr.ntatl ? mhtg ?it 12.11 o'clock i? ailjouinci until noon te? I morrow. The Senate remained In session under aa ! agreement reached yesterday for n \oir i*. ! fore aiijouinii't-n? on the Milllngham gen? ; eral Immigration bill Tt'.e pra>er of the Rev Henry V ('oudeg i in o|)en?ng th.- H?9USS seesloti was, in parti We thsnk Thee that tho?if-h in the ord?. - nary cli'cumstances of Ufe selfishness ar,<* greed seem to be In the ascendancy, yet in tirre3 of distress and peril, then It is that , the nobility of soul, the God-hke In man, | js?ert? itself and makes hero*?. Sorrow was manifested particularly for the death of Major Archibald W Butt. President Taft, membeis of the ''ablnet, Senators and others prominent !:i public 11* Joining in paying tributs to the ?lead soldier. Th?* I'resi.l'-iit s,.i?l: Major "Archie" Butt was my military aid. He was like a member of my family, 1 and I feel his loss ss if he had been a I younger brother. The chief trait of h s I character was loyalty to hi? ideals, his ' cloth and his friends. His character was a ' simple one In the sense that he was In. ? capable of intrigue or Insincerity. H? was I gentle and considerate to evry one hlgii and low. He never lost, under any con. dltlonr, .Is sense of proper regard to whit he considered the respect due to constituted authority. He was an earnest member cf the Episcopal Church and loved that com. munlon. He was a soldier, every inch of him: a most competent and successful quartermaster *na a devotee of his profes. alert. After I heard that part of the ship's com. pany had gone down I gave l?. hepe for the rescue of Major Butt, unless by acci? dent. I knew that he would certainly re? main on the ship's deck until every duty had been performed and every sacrifie? made that properly fell on one charged, as he would feel himself charged, with r*. apons.'billty for the rescue of others. He leaves tne widest circle of friends .??hose memory of him Is sweet in ?very particular. The Secretary of the Navy said: "Thero is universal f'-ellng of sorrow is Washington nn a?count of the untimely death of Major Hutt, due to hin loyal de? votion to the President and the sterling qualities demonstrated in th? discharge of his duties, which have cn>Ieared him to th?>ae who came In contact with him." The Secretary of War eald: "I have felt a very warm personal at? tachment for Major Butt, and have b*e,i greatly distressed by the news of his death Every one who knew him ha* felt confident from the beginning that he would b* shown to have acted with the courageous Belf-devotlon that the dispatches this morning have revealed." "He was one of God Almighty's gentle? men." said Senator TllUnau, of Sou. . Carolina. A permanent memorial to the heroism of Major Butt and the other Washing tonians who dl? d when the Titanio ?er.t down was informally discussed to-da: t 8om?_ members of the Cabinet and other government officials. Tho probabilities ? f laying the etroumatances of the deaths of Major Butt. Clarence Moor?- an?! Frank D. Millet before the Cnrnsgle II trustees wen? also discussed. Llndsberg. Kan . April 19.? Theodora Roosevelt paid a tribute to-day to the lv rolsm of Major Hutt. "Major Butt was the highest type of of? ficer and gentleman." said ?'??lonel T;.. velt. "He met hla end as an officer an?i gentleman should, giving up his oun lift that others might b?. savvd. I and my family all loved him s:n>?i?ly ' , Nashville, Tenn , April 1.. -Memorial ser? vices for Major Archibald W. Butt, wh. was lost on the Titanic, will b? held in the University of the South, in Suwanee, T? nn . on Sunday. April tS, Majeir Butt was an alumnus of th? university, sad, with Pre.-d dent Taft, was a. gueet th?-re only a few months a??>. Major Butt's fraternity, De'.ta. Tau Delta, has starte?! a movement to place a tablet in th.- university chapel to the memory of the offlc? r who conducted him? self with such gallantry. g HOLDS LINE_RESPONSIBLE Lawyer Says Ismay's Presence Makes Damage Claims Good. [By tt?:? psi '?? '" The Trfboae.] Phllad.elphla. April 19-Wi!liim J. Conlen, a well known admiralty lawyer, basing his opinion on early r? ports of the Tltanh' ?B* aster, said to-day that the survivor?? and the owners of merchandise a: ??ml the ves? sel can hold the White Star Line responsi? ble for damages, owing to tli?- presence 00 the ship of J. Bruce Isniay, president Ot the line and managing director of the interna?? tleenal Merchant Marine Company. Mr. Conleii said that under ordin?r/ dr cumstaacos a steamship owning corporation cannot be h.id reeponelMc for damages through alleg. .1 MgUgsncS by their agents. the offii'ers of a ?veeacl, becauM the ownere can have no knowledge whether their ref> resentatives are obeying order* eftOf leav? ing port In the case of the Titani?-. how? ever, Mr. Conten dedired that so long *t Mr. leeaay, the chief owner, wa? aboard, the owners could be held responsible. He ?saiimoo that captain Smith received orders to take tho greate. t possible care In brtns lng the Tltank aorOSS, an?) Mr. I.-iuay. rep? resenting th?* OWnerOi was in a position b> know that the greatest ?are was not being exercised in the navigation of the vessel." PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD \$l Bulletin. LONGER LIMITS FOR EXCURSION TICKETS Effective May 1. the limit of excursion tickets sold from New York City to points on the New Jersey Division west of New r.runswick and South Amboy, including Philadel? phia, will be increased from six to ten days. To Rahway and Perth Amboy tickets will be good until used. This extension is made with a view of establishing a uniformity of limits and also for the greater accommodation of patrons of, the Pennsylvania Railroad, who have hereto? fore, in many cases, found the return limit of excursion tickets insufficient to meet their desires. It i> gratifving to the management of the Penn*,ylvania Railroad to be'able to make this concession in the interest 0. its patrons, and the action i.s in accord with its well known policy O? giving the public the best service and the mo?t accommodating arrangements that a just rc^ar.l fot its reve? nues will permit.