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Ta may, r?ir *n<i manear, To-morr?iw. rlead, : moat wind? NEW-YORK. K^'a\ ~k^M ^k%a^S9m THURSDAY, APRI1 ??F ?' - 25, L912.-FOURTEEN PAGES. * * PRICE ONE CENT ?^IMftfYtfMi11^ ROOSEVELT HALTED WESTER SUIT Correspondence with Attorney General Bonaparte. Hitherto Suppressed, Made Pub? lic in the Senate. PERKINS'S REQUEST HEEDED Mention of Morgan Influence and "Good and Bad Trusts" Made in Letters Concern? ing Sherman Law Actions. Prom Th? Tribune Bureau. 1 Washington. April 'J4. -Th.it President Bo"?je*eU looked on tin- International Harvester ?"ompany. Georg*? W. Perkins president; the Tnited State? Steel Cor? j.oration and other 'Morgan Interests' aj "good trusts," Hgainpt which th?i ?tringent pro? Istons of the Sherman anti trnsl law- sho?iid not bo enforced, is th< deduction drawn iron correspondent sent to the Senat?? to-day by the Attorney General, in res;tones t.. s reso? lution introdlK cd by ?Senator Johnston. of Alabama. The ? orrespondence. copied from the originals on file in the Department of justice, exchanged between Presid? nt Poopevelt. Attorney General Bonaparte. Herbert Knox Smith. Commissioner ol the Bureau f Corporations, and - tary Straus:, ?ho?? s that President Roose? velt in a letter dated August 22, 19WI, directed the Attorney General not to flh a suit against the Harvester i-nnivar; ufitii he had cominunlcat>9d w?th him. Later on, September 21. Cotnmlsslonef Smith seul to the President a long let? ter in which he drew a distinction l?e t?-?-een the "Harvester eompany and the totalled Morgan Interests and the Standard Oil rompan;., plan ins: the two fcrmT In the i lass of "gond trusts" which were endeavoring to comply with the demand.-? of the administration. Thli long explanation ?.vas accompanied by a letter from Becretary Stran.--. In which h? suggepted to President Roose velt that he make public r-ertaln parts of the Smith letter In explanation of his course, in ? ase he decided nol to prose cute th.o Harvester ?ompany The last document In the re?- ,r.l is a letter from William I oeb, setrretary to President Roo=eveit. to Attorney Oen eral Bonaparte Inclosing the Smith statement and 'he Straus letter and directing him to bring t] em with him "hen hB cam l iter Bay What happened at that conferen- e. the .-orre? spondence does not disclose The suit a?a;r?t the Har "ster trust was not jrosecuted. hpw<?\-er. President Poo?e -?elt evidently choosing to aoc?ept the ad? ulce of rommlstloner Smith and to drop ?he suit, at least ?mill the bureau ?.f cerpoiatloni had completed its Investi? ?.aMor Friendly to Perkiti? The friendliness of the relations be? tween George vV Perkins, then sppear ing to plead for the International Har restai Company, and Preeldent Roose velt i? disclosed t.. come extent In the latter's letter to th<- Attorney Qeneral Informing him that Mr. Perkins had promised on behalf of the Harvester trust that "if any illegal action is point?*??" out. it will itself rectify the mat? ter on jts being pointed out." Apparent? ly on the basis of this promis?-, the At? torney ?"?eneral was directed not t?. file the suit The resolution of Senator Johnston nas offered and agreed to shortly after the Senate convened, and th<? corre? spondence was received from the Attor nay Oeneral Just ?is it was about to ad Jon***?. The promptnees with which the reply was made brought Senator Uns law t<> his feet with the ?hurgo that Senator Johnston conferred with the At? torney i'ereral and knew that th" corre? sponden.e was ready for submission when he Introduced th<- resolution. "That is not true," replied Senator Johnsvu ??1 had no communi? atlon "aith the Attorney -General whatever." Senator BrtStOW, .somewhat crestfallen, then charged that the resolution and reply wer*? "a political move designed to refle-t upon a man who i.- s candidate tot ths Presidency In opposition t<> the lent." 'V>mml8sioncr Smith wrut?' that Mr Perkins COir-cluded with gr.-at ?-mphasi. 'that If after all the endeavors of this HRnpany and the other Morgan Interests to uphold th?; policies of the administra - thn ami t.. adopt their methods of mod *rn publicity this ctompanji was now go Ing to he attacked In a purely t--? hni.ral ???se, th<- interests ha represented -w??re ??''ing to fight.' " Morgan Influence at Stake. Further <?n In the same let 1er Mr -kaith wrote: . ,'?i'*' 'n.. administration lias never heal '?lefl t.. Rrappl? with um Qnancdal Interest, JV' mattei hon great, when it |i >., . . i "itl s aubstantlal wrong Is l>.ii;g commit* wm, nevertheless it is a v. r? practicsl l"*ntloii v.h.tl,., it Is w. 11 to throw away '?ow the great influence <>i the so-called ????'iKiai, hi teres ts. which up to this time ?y? supported the advanced pollcj <.r the aanrliii-itrati'iii, both in general princliilcs i***.1'' the application ther?rof to lh? r ",,'??' Interests, and t., place them gener ?'?? !n opposition I believe Mr. Perkins'* ''??ti-tii??! ' ti ,- his Interest would ne-.essai '??? driven Into acrtlve opposition, ?vas a twtoett one, snd. In fact. I can hartlly sec ",.w those -ie.it interests can take sny "'"??r anil ida H] 0uld this pr? se. Ut I n ' ?? ??arteii and th,. ?mal adoption of this poll ? N taade publl? h ???ii'ither portion of ths letter C-im ???laaii,r?.r Smith report?.! Mr. Perkins j?* having sai,i *mt?-Btmntlally that th. BUit-lard Oil people "i New York w?sre *ivi?iK him the tkugh for having thought hf; wss tts/lng to he good ami keep soli?! *-*?? th.- administration, and that ba was now going to get the same dose as III?? Other? " it?) the . orr< spotiden. e was ;? letter J^1? William .Loch. ||.. Air. Roosevelt's 'r',Hrv- i.,.-iking an appointment foi **r- ?aVtaaparte to talk the buatntsaa over. ??'r. R?v>eevelt'a lett? r to the ?.ttomey "-""??I follows: My i)???",'i7 B???V? v V ? '?Ufl --? IseT. flsarsa w ,.,r, , A,,", '" v ??"??'????I: Mr. ??srve.?,;',.,''rkinH' ?f the Internathmal uWmm?i ..?';,,,|,i,nv' *** ????? ' -? ?:-?? upon ?mi '?hn,!it..i ,,, ,.,.,,.l!n j,,,,.^1^ ?Uatluu*. ou lourih ??aKe. tlftla .ulumii. Mystery and Crime Surround Career of Mme. Steinhe "THE life story of this fascinating, notori? ous French woman. wh:> lias been involved in va nous fscara-rs running t?ii garni from comedy 10 tragedy, will be toid. as narrated by hersef. in Next Sunday's Tnbun< TORPEDO PIERCES ?ER MAM i Warship Narrowly Escapes Di aster When Struck Brlow the Wate- Line During Practice Off California Coast. ONE COMPARTMENT FLOODE Missile Fired by Destroyer Lav rence or Submarine Grampus -Divers Sent, to Ascertain Damage and Officers Maintain Secrecy. Los An ?el es. April 24 The T'nii? Siat??s cruiser Maryland waa struck la nicht by a torpedo during torpedo pra* tire Th? torpedo 15 said to In va pier?'?. "' of the pint?*.?, flooding a campar nv nt The Marylnnil It Inside the breal watAr an?1 has n dA^ided list to stm board. Iiiirinc the practice yesterday, I which ?h* tr?r| Ad<? flotilla and pubm; tines ??rori torpedoes si the Marylam torpAdop frith rollapaible head* wei supposed to lip used, .ind It It thougt that ene with a ?olid head wat flr^d h mistake Men were teen repairing the vide ( the Marvlnnd and pumps were tvorklnj Captain J, H. Elllcotl is in command. TiiA srcidenl to the Man land occum at 10 o'clock last nifht. while the d<? ?troyere Lawrence, Farragut, Goldabot . and whippic and the submarin Grampus were flr.lni? torpedoes at hAi The- . rulaer wei struck ninA feel balo. .?ir. water] ine. Divers were sent over th side to ascertain th? damage, and th tvork of repairing l"3? been m pro^r"?.? all day. One compartment only was flooded but it was said the Maryland had a nar row escape from disaster. The cffl.-Ars rAfufod to discuss the a<* cident. b? t II c d thA blame la; hAtwAAn thA destroyer Lawrence and the ??arinA ?Iran.pus It was statAd to night that it ?as hoped to h a va repair made In tiinn to all?.w the Maryland t< sail Iste to-night for Pan HiAgo In torpedo practice, of course, the srs hce-ds sre removed, but tliA speed a which the projectiles sre launched Is not reduced materially. W. J. CONNERS BADLY HURI I Ex-Democratic Chairman Hal Fall in His New Home. Buffalo, April 3. William .1 Connors ex-chalrman of the Democratic BtaU Committee, was badly Injured bj a Cal m the basement of his new home, or 11. aware avenue, to-day. His left shoul? der wai dlalocated and hi? lefi leg wai npj m. y. ? : 1 osslh ? bi oken, al th? ankle.. Mr f'onners had recently bought th? hiius'- and vas Inspecting some rhangei in the plunge bath, when he stepped hack Into pit the trapdoor of whki had 1.n I? ft ???pen a ? DOZING COMMUTER KILLED Leaps from Train, Thinking He Had Passed Hi3 Station. ? iiv Teles? iph lo Th? r. Ihui ? Hackenaack, N. J.. April 24. John H. Lsraen, s ship chandler In New fork, living In w.-si wood, was Instantly killed this evening by falling between the cars on a New Jersey <v. New York Railroad passenger train Jusl rs it ?*as entering Weal wood. Larsen whs sixty years old, and weighed L'4<> pounds Invariably ho dozed on the train on his way home, and .in?- of Ui?. commuters said he had sud? denly awakened and hurried oui to the platform. This commuter said it seemed as though the- man hastened to get off the train, believing he had passed his ki at ion. Mr. Larsen n*as s widower, and leaves two daughters, Mrs Henry Banta and Mrs C. s. Berge, both of HUldale. ? SPURNS CARNEGIE MONEY : Ex-Mayor Says San Francisco Should Not Accept Library. B ; ? ? : ipti : ? Th? Tribe? ? | San Fian- is? ?i, April 24.? Should San Francisco accept s library gift of $700,. iMNi from Andrew Carnegie' iir. Ed? ward Robeeon Taylor, ex-Mayor and now dean <>f the Hsstlngs Law School, us well as a library trustee, ?ays "No," sm? phatlcally, and makes sharp remark? about "tainted money." The other members of the board <>f public library trustees ?i?> ii<?t .t?-;r?-e with Dr. Tajylor. They say if Carnegie Is ?Us trtbutmg his wealth Ban Francisco Is not hurting herself by claiming a share. "hi, um v.mi i.? share in ihe profits of th? Steal deal?" asked Dr. Taylor, ?if the Sai-rvisorH* Public Welfare Commit? tee to-day. "Whan he Bteel d?ai vas proposed to him he rsfuasd to join units. his shan- <>f holdings was doubled And it was doubled. H" ??ni to i??-d ?it night worth ii.'HM"" vx? and al breakfast h?. was worth fcHJO.OOQ.000 all the work of I few |"-n stroke.?. 1 >o you want any of 1 that? I don't." If ,,,!i wain 1 lente, tt) Ango?tura Bit ters notlillit ?> tt- 1. AU.L rTHE UNITED STATES ARMORED CRUISER MARYLAND [N PERIL. Struck by s torpedo during practice in the Pacific, hei hull below ibe \>ater line was pierced, an.i the crulaer returned to Los Angeles Harbor, with one compartment flooded. She narrowly ?????aped disaster, according to a ?licpatch from th<- Coast ,, ,,,. |ch? I 1" M'i1>r i OLYMPIC nao yp B? PEARS OP IB Firemen and Enrjine Room Work? ers Leave Sister Ship of Ti? tanic Just Bet?re Sail? ing Time. DEMAND WOODEN LIFEBOAT? Liner Anchors in Southaniptor Water to Prevent Further De? fection of Crpw PMIffllgeri Reported Dissatisfied To Livprpool for Boat? So ilh tmpl ? iprll I " th? WhltA Star UnAr Olympic, lister ship ?< the Tltanl??. ?a; ready t.-. pall from her? yesterday for N'?w Vc->ik ?In.->,-. y. flr'-iren snd enginerooi.rkers qui thA vacq^i, declaring thai the collai hoafp oil ?riA ohmpir a ata unseaworthy Thp Olympic Is lying off FvdA, IsIa o wich*, a'lth fourteen hundred ps pAr? ah'-inrd. .."d no posslMHty of ?.atllnt beforA noon lo-day, *v?>i. If thAn. ThArA ^-Ar" rAp^rts that some of th? pa?.SAnjfAr!>i hud refused to sail, but foi thA prAscnt they all remain ahosrd ?h Steamer It iras also reported soon ?ftA? thA HirlkA ?xas s?artAr1 that ?lie? A.nmpan-\ had succeeded lti trettlnjr mon to tak? thA s?rlkAr<?' placA?, hut this? proved I? b* InrorrA.-i As a mattAr of fart thA dlrVultv ha? extended to thA crew, which now de c HnAR ?r> ?ail with thA "blsckleg" flr? niAn, who ?'ere brought aboard y< rt? i day an'l thA British Seafarers' I'nlon Is supporting tliA niAn In this decision, Pickets uro patrolling the pier? I ? pre vent th>- recruiting of "blackleg* " In ;:n endeavor to have the striker? return to work, Pnmmsndei ?'lai ' ?? chlel of the > ".?rtmti<>ti office In South ampton, offered to demonstrate In th? rowes Road thai the boats on th? Olympic were sbsolutel) safe The m*n refused to listen to this proposal, bul latAr, it is learned, Ihey declared that they would have been ready t.. s ni if the rompan, had sgr.I to demon trat? the seaworthiness of the boats ;i? this pe? i. This in i urn, the c ompanj d< ? dined to do. Strike Comes a* Surprise. The grievance of Ihe firemen \-< is nol n ? ntloned until the liner ? s i read: to . -t .cff Then Ihey demanded wooden lifeboats Instead <.f the collapsible t.- -;? t h Mrh'cb thA company had provided hastily, because ihey were unable to secure enough new wooden boats in accordance with il"' Instructions re? entl) li umI, The iii".'i alleged that many of the "d lapslble i" :it had been rejected by th? Board "f Trade Inspector Captain Clarke, who i? sctlng Board ? f Trade Inspector at Southampton, In .-?il Interview s.ilu that h? p1 rsonally In? spected these boats and tested some of them In the water, and has nol con demned a single "i >? Moreover, he pdded, the) have .-ill been Inspected and passed by the Admiralty. An official statement issued lij the White star Company pointed oui that no notlc? oi' tin- man's Intention v..is given until th?- lasi moment and de? clares thai the company can ml) Inter? pret their action as attributabl? to malicious persecution on the pari of the nun';- leaders, and Hi?' statemeni con? tinues, "th.- ? iimp.iiiy feels that II I? a ,ni'i and coward)) attack." Situation Compil?te'1. The White Btar offices al Bouthamp ii,n last night expressed strung hopes of Ihelr sblllty to secure ? full < i,-v this morning, uul the situation Is cumpli? rated by tin- fact thai the deckhands have espoused the Bremens' ?nus.- und announced th? Ir decision nol t?< (all ? Ith ! "blackleg" Aromen. According t.? ?.m- report the strikers j were misled Into thinking thai some or ? the collapsible boats had bean reje? ted ! b) iht- Board of Trade, and it is thought possible that th?- misunderstanding will i?. cleared up lo-day. Among the p.is sengers aboard the Olympic Is ths imki m" Sutherland Commander ? "i;ii k?- says thai there are forty-four lifeboats on board the <'i>m pi<-, including th-- collapsible boots, and thsi th?-ir total seatli k capacity is 2.500, which i? largely In excess <-f ths total of the passengers snd crew. While hn considered irooden iir<-ii?...ts superior, h.j was satlaAed with all Ihe boots "n board o,!,. ..i' ih. leading stokers ?.i th? Olympii saiil: "What we demand is that every one of 'he llfSboata hull be ? i wo??den ?>ne Peraona^ly, I <)?. not i ire, 1 ? ..iiiiiiu.'ci .m niiii pagSi ii.'iii column. DEMAND FOR LIFEBOATS New York Batidera Swnmpr with Orders from Lines. g|i -.. tv?,^ White >i ir liner Titan sank on April l.*S all lifeboats and llf rafts in s?. . k in this city have h i ? .; ? . illdera ha?,.? i.< en flood? V. ith order* for moi o There are i?n!j two companies 'n th po ? thai make Hfehoats, one in Proi and inother " Ith ?? plant ; H r*s Polni \? oon as ,; hft ?n ? that the | - of it'e on t! was doe almost entire!* to tl , ?ate suppl) "f i'f> boal lean ship owners In this rity pul in orde for all the boats the two Arms had I ? in?- the sari; pui ha -n. ?? ere tl F..11 R ? ' ? '" lv)Ugl t t'-irt' t\> ?? I.??. the Metropolita Une. the ? ?Id 1tom?n!? n line snd tl *"*u! ird : n* T'.e I their foi ... ind have placed h-ige 01 dera i??? the mal ? ? "?? ? ? urch is? i thought ths for#l| till take nn all ihs ?? . m? ni al hom? ports -o PAIN IGNORED FOR CIRCU Boy. Fvirrhtfiilly H'irt. D-d No Suffer M Parade Papsed. rhe Tribu? ? ?' lt.pi || H TI Influence "f mind i tar aras awe spt Illustration terds ?hen Wllliai MIIHng, t?-i : ?ir? r.l-1, with his ?-.?!!? bon? ind in.'* it broken, hie -ca? ? ut ind n my other bruises, followed <ir us i ii ?rently In no pain. Ane';,-'. | . ? ? g the pallor r his face snd bl?"?od trl? kiln? from wound on his I ? "1 Si ?pped 'he Ind. A examination showed thai he had bee frightfully Injured having heen run o\e i... n teem a ? ? roaslng th itr? ??? Whei Ihs ; " ' ' ? dit er'e "i .-'.;. ? .? ? i . aged animal , he i ? i ? .nscl? ms ??? ps In a i A i rh-. n the v i\ t.i .? hospil 11 SEIZED FOR ROBBING BANH Mt)8t nf $.5.000 Youth! Got I: fatnrned, It is Bald. ... i ?? . .-. ed al P lie? H?id quarters late laal nigh! ?if th< arrest i? ? hi? sgo "f t ' .i . m i- men giving Ihi i narri? i , i; ' vard J Moni < and Johi ? : , ? ? ? . ? harge ..! ?le till g IS,. 11 ..? m.. Ba ; .is' Trust ? 'ompany .lohn I Halpln, ? hlef of police of ?'hi cago, ssld th.? young men r-onfesaed 1? the robbery, and thai a "?-an h <<f thell . lothli g revealed $?49 h ? ash und : liiii.-d Htates postal r- ? ?? ipl for 14.200 The) refused to tell wh Ihe? had re? ; turn- d $4.2? * I Thej had i.n In Chi? only twentj ?four hours, The youths had planned .? trip around the world Morris ?vas s messenger In the bank and l'rowley is his .?hum. l! is believed thai the arrest was prohald' brought uboul by a private de? j ta-. 11\ >? ngen? : ? The Bunkers' Trusl Company gave oui , ,!? tal em? i-t yesterday: -,. ? rdaj forenoon a messenger In ths employ nl the?ompan) took a packag? ro minlnk t* .'"?i in . irn nc it aras Imme? I !il. i. .:. . i . I . ii.l all hut (?ISO h. es i returned TAFT NEEDS BUT 109 MORE President's Renoreination at Chi? cago Convention Is Assured. i rom Th. Ti Ibui ?? Bure ? i | Washington, April 24. Presiden! Tafi im? needs onlj 108 votes to control th? it? publican National Convention. In? cluding New Hampshire and Navads hot h of which have already eiert??! Taft delegates t<> all state ami dfestlicl con Mutions, the Presiden! has 181 dele? gates. Approximately .''."in delegates are >. i to be chosen. Htates which ars yel lu sel In whole or in part Include -Missouri. North ?'am lina, Massachusetts, Washington, Okla? -lumia. Mar- land. Arizona, Arkansas. 'Kansas, Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, Tenneaaee, Utah, Houth Carolina, .Mon tana. Louisiana. Idaho, .Minnesota. Cali? fornia, Ohio, New Jersey and South Da? kota. Th? Presiden! needs less than on?> i third of the delegates yel to ba rtjected j io assure his nominal ion. and inore thin ' half of thus.? will assuredly support him at CbJragB. Anoth.-r setback for th Rooaevsll fi-rces o.?.irrnl in th?. 1st Hiatrii't of North Carolina, where the ?listrl? t <on vmttotn voted down ra?solutloiii Instruct? III?? for IConsevelt, and th" llslSgStSS ("o to Chicago iintnstructed. The Booneaelt forcea have baan claiming North Caro? lina solidly Instructed for tlielr candi? date DLWEY'5 PORT WINE WITH OLIVE OIL \ v ond? i f?il r*l< - '. and ?:!.I Bulldei , Il T DEWEYAHONtJ C?> ,US l?'ulton St ,N.Y. i A?i?. U M SOUL. OF TITANIC, SAY NEW ?Sailors of Mount Temple, at St John. Declare They Watcher! Rockets Go Up from Sinking Liner, but Did Not Aid. CAPTAIN MAKES A DENIAI No Signs nf Distress Visible, H Asserts?Officers and Men Differ as to Position of Their Vessel at Time of Disaster. St .Tnhn. .v p. April 2t Marked dlf fer?mces of opinion .?xlM to-night be tv ??#?n the officers and <-rew of the fan a dinn pa.-id^ ?learner Mount Tempi v 1th regard to S'nst took place n weo] ngo Sunday night, w h?n th* Tltani foi|nd"ar'nd ? 'ertain ?-u-mh^rs of ?h? ere* who me supposed to know mor* thai ?heir e-..;y,ro?><. iro not Inclined to tel all rho\ kno'v. evident!) believing ?hs th*?lr officers are th" ?iiw to make what ever Itatement may b? necegsai. A fear of ih>?m ar* outspoken, howevei ;.nd declare thai ths Mount Temple de llberately ?;i ii.-<i sway after reading th? Titanic 'i itreei signala, and did not at tempt to give assistance They eon' d? n 'i the faiinn- of th?-- Mount Tempi? to reach the scene of the wreck, ?~'iiiors flrem.i others declare that they m on d"c k t'.r hours and w.-it hed the Tl tank i ip rockets and burning r*?? and blue tisrht. until th?> Mount Tempi. steamed so far sway that these signal ?. ere lost One of t!"-> sailors, who nys be wai on ?' it. h Sunday night, states that h< heard Notley, third nffl er, tell the cap tain of the ?iistr.'ss message, and ths Instead >.f the steamer heading dire.-ti? to the wreck, she steamed tway "!i hei own course, s<. thai the hgh's were sooi lost. \n oiler named Plckard, who was 01 dut) al the time, declares that th.- sec nri'i engineer cum.' below and asked tin men to "keep her Bred up t.. the limit.' as It w.'ih ? r:\te t,t life or death. Another engine room hand adds that when lis watch was over he went ob deck, and with many others, pasaengen and crew, leaned over the rail and tan the almost steady stream >.f rocket being sent up b) the Titanic, He addi that In spite of the rol.I .if thi> night he remained on deck until almost - o'clock wstchlng until th?> signals were lost in the distance. His version of the affair Is nil the time ihe Titanic was in distress the Mount Temple \<.;is onl) between !i\.- ami t.'ii mil?'3 fruiu the plai e. Officers Tell Other Side. tmong tl"' olBcers ? different sut? ai mind prevails Second Officer Heaid Isays that if he wanted i?j talk he ?rould i tell s lot, bul it is not his business t<> i talk, snd it' any one wants Inform.ni?>n he declares ?the captain mus? i?- con? I suited. Dr. Bailey, the surgeon <m the '? Mount Temple, pleads that be is not a navigating officer, and, being purely .? I professional man. would not u- in i i position to sas anything. He remarked, i however, that the) ni*-t with Ice much further south than had been expected. 1 Third Officer Notley, who was the uiii? ?-r [of the watch when the messages were ? received, could not he located. The statements of the crew agree with thus.- of the captain, In so iar as re? ports of preparing the lifeboats, etc., an concerned, i><it the men differ from the uiii, .is on the essential points regard? log the distance of the Mount Temple from the scene <>t the wreck, and aleo as to whether the rockets or other sig? na i, srere actually seen. There is a difference of forty or fifty miles in their computations of the ?listan..'. Captain Moore has been besieged with Inquiries, telegrsphic and otherwise, sines th?' Mount Temple docked at st. .lohn, and has been mon- or |<SBS wor? ried over the affair. Members ?>f his crew bave been talking ever sines they came here, snd on Ihe harbor front the wreck has besa ? favorite topic of ron' I)SISSth*! for several ?lays. I)r. ynintz inaii. Who is reportad to have made Statements acreelne: with the stories told i,v the Mount Temple crew, Is not in St. John Saw No Signals, Says Captain. Captain Moore, when asked to-night regarding the statement made he for? ihr- Washington ?ommitlee that one of I LonUnucd ?a UiIrS pas?. tUtb .eluius. TITANIC'S OFFICERS SAW SAFETY FOR ALL Quartermaster Ordered to Take Boat Load of Passengers to "Light Off Port Bow and Return for More. THE MYSTERY OF NEARBY SHIP Mount Temple Crew Say They Saw White Star Liner's Rockets?Captain Denies Being Close?Ismay's Actions Defended by Employes, Though One Swore at Him in Crisis of Loading Boats. From Tb? Trthiin* Bur?*ii | Washington, April 24.?To-day's testimony in the Senate investi? gation of the Titanic disaster was rather more favorable to the owners of the ship than thai given yesterday. A sensational report from St. John, N. B., that Dr. F. C. Quitzman, on hoard the Canadian Pacific steamer Mount Temple, had witnessed the sinking of the Titanic and was willing so to testify?a report which war, emphatically denied by all the officers of that ?hip, who wired Sen? ator Smith that their ship was fifty miles west and south of the position given by the Titanic?constituted the only sensational feature of the day. Officers of the Titanic have testified that there was a ship about five miles away, to which they instructed the lifeboat crews to transfer their passengers. The examination of the Titanic lookout, Frank Fleet, wa, ended, and the testimony of Harold G. Lowe, fifth officer, was taken, and also that of Robert Hichens, the quartermaster in charge of lifeboat No. 6, whose conduct vas severely criticised yesterday by Major Peuchen. C. H. Lighttoller. s^ond officer, was recalled and subjected to some cross-examination, but the feature of his testimony was his dec? laration that he regarded himself as largely responsible for the tele? grams sent by J. Bruce Ismay. urging that the Cedric be held to take the Titanic's crew home, his explanation of the reasons therefor, and a voluntary defence of Mr. Ismay for having taken to a lifeboat, based on hearsay evidence, which he thought could be confirmed by another wit? ness, whom he named. Hichens, a typical Cockney ?ailor, made a far better impression than was expected. He denied emphatically all of the derogatory state? ments made by Major Peuchen, and succeeded to a considerable extent in shaking the faith of the committee in the allegations of the Canadian militiaman DENIES MAJOR PEUCHEN'S STORY OF CRIES. In some respects Hichens's statements deviated from those of other witnesses besides Major Peuchen, notably with regard to the duration of the cries from the spot where ihe Titanic sank, and which had been described by Third Officer Pitman. Hichens said these cries did not last more than a few minutes, possibly five. Practically all other sur? vivors who hnve mentioned them are agreed that they lasted from forty minutes to an hour. Hichens, when permitted to make a statement, said a woman gave him about a tablespoonful of whiskey or brandy, and that another, lying in the bottom of the boat, gave him a half wet blanket, which he sorely needed because of the cold. He denied that he had demanded oither. Hichens said a Mrs. Meyer had accused him of taking all the blankets and drinking all the whiskey and using bad language, all of which statements he pronounced absolutely false. He declared that he had not been ten minutes away from the ship when Major Peuchen undertook to take command of the boat, and he had ordered the major to keep his place at the oar, as he, Hichens, was in command and in? tended to remain so. The quartermaster asserted that the second officer had instructed him to proceed to a light which Lighttoller had described as "two points off the port bow," to leave his passengers there and to come back for more. He denied that the women in the boat urged him to return after the Titanic sank, testimony to the opposite effect having been given yesterday by Major Peuchen and earlier to-day by Frank Fleet, the lookout Explaining his unwillingness to yield the tiller and take an oar himself. Hichens said he did intrust the tiller to one of the women, but the sea was rising, and she promptly permitted the boat to slip into the trough, greatly alarming the other passengers. He declared he would have preferred to pull an oar, as it was bitterly cold, and especially Mi standing in the stern and handling the tiller. Hichens's blunt manner of speaking, his apparent frankness and his extreme Cockney accent lent a touch of human interest to the pro? ceedings, and he obviously commanded the respect and confidence of the naval experts present. He expressed an earnest desire to be allowed to return to England to his wife and children, and. although Senator Smith was loath to do so, he gave his consent, on the unanimous rec? ommendation of his colleagues on the committee. VOLUNTEERS DEFENCE OF MR. ISMAY. Charles W. Lighttoller, the second officer, who made such an ex? cellent impression when on the stand in New York, was recalled the first thing this afternoon. He volunteered the information that he was, in his own opinion, responsible for the telegrams which Mr. Ismay sent to the White Star Line urging that the Cedric be held. He de? clared that while on the Carpathia Mr. Ismay suffered from extreme depression; that he was possessed by the conviction that he should have gone down with the ship, and that he had difficulty in rousing Mr. Ismay from the lethargy into which he had sunk. He explained j his reasons for believing the Cedric should be held, saying that other ! wise the crew was certain to scatter, and some might get into trouble, I and that on the Carpathia no one had any idea there was to be an i investigation by the Senate. Asked why he volunteered this information at this time, when he had not mentioned it when first on the stand, Lighttoller said it was because newspaper publicity had been given to the telegrams since he 1 was on the stand, and a wrong construction placed upon them?which he believed worked an injustice to Mr. Ismay. The proceedings to-day served to emphasize the fact that the Titanic was proceeding at practically full speed when the collision oc ' curred : that the crew had never been drilled at lifeboat practice ; that 1 the rapidly falling temperature was not apparently heeded as a warn i ing of the proximity of icebergs; that the contemplated method of partially filling the lifeboats at the boat deck and completing that work ! when they were afloat, either from gangways, doors or ladders, failed absolutely when an emergency occurred, and that probably searchlights could be profitably employed in picking up icebergs. Lighttoller apparently astonished the members of the committee ! when he said, "We place no reliance on the men in the crow's nest," I apropos of the failure of the company to supply the lookouts with glasses. It is a fact, however, that the same view is largely enter I tained by American naval officers, who declare that nine times out of