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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.
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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.

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