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THE WASlUftGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912.
COWARDICE AND INEFFICIENCY AT Report of Senate Committee Urges Radical Reforms in Navigation Laws. TITANIC SINKING (Continued from First Page.) tanfc had struck, but who yet failed to go to the rescue, came In for much condemnation. Senator Smith declared Lord has a "tremendous responsibility" Placed on him which It would be diffi cult for him to escape. Praise for Wireless Men. Tor the gallant operators of the wire less, for Captain Rostron, of the Car pathla, Senator Smith had the highest praise. He spoke In especially warm terms of the conduct of Operator Phil lips, of the Titanic, who paused In the chaos about him long enough to give a cup of water to a fainting woman. , On the White Star line, for sending this magnificent ship to sea with an un trained and undisciplined crew, a crew that did not know what to do when the- JrIIs came, the Michigan Senator placed a heavy load of responsibility. He called for such regulation of the ' wireless as would "clear the sea of lta conflicting Idioms." Ho reflected on the White Star Company sharply for the manner In which .false and misleading information about the disaster was given to the public on the tragic Mon day following the sinking. In striking fashion, Senator Smith thus emphasized the lack of discipline, the unpreparedness of tho Titanic and her-crew for the terrible situation that followed on the crash Into the Iceberg: At 10 o'clock on that fateful Sunday evening this latest marltlmo creation was cutting Its first pathway through the North Atlantic Ocean with scarcely a ripple to retard Its progress. Assurance of Strength. "From the builders' hands she was plilnged straightway to her fate, and christening salvos acclaimed at once her birth and death. Builders of re nown had launched her on tho billows with confident assurance of her strength, 'while every port rang with praalse for Uielr achievement; shipbuilding to them was both a science and a religion; par ent ships and sister ships had easily withstood the waves, while the mark of their hammer was all that was need ed to give assurance of the high quality of the work. "In the construction of the Titanic no limit of cost circumscribed their en deavor, and when this vessel took Its place at tho head of the line every mod ern improvement In shipbuilding was supposed to havo been realized; so con fident were they that both owner and builder were eager to go upon the trial trip; no sufficient tests were made of boilers or bulkheads or gearing or equipment, and no life-saving or sig nal devices were reviewed; .officers and crew were strangers to one another and Passengers to both: neither was fa miliar with the vessel or Its lmplements-f or tools; no arm or station practice or helpful discipline disturbed the tran quility of that voyage, and when tho crisis came a state of absolute unpre paredness stupefied both passengers and crew, and In their despair the ship went - down, carrying as needless a sacrifice Of. noble women and brave men as ever clustered about the judgment seat In any single moment of passing time." ( For the British board of trade and Its outworn and inadequate regulations, Senator Smith had this to say: "We shall leave to the 'honest Judg ment of England Its painstaking chas tisement of the British board of trade, to whosi laxity of regulation and hasty Inspection the world Is largely Indebted for this awful fatality. Of contributing causes there were very many. In tho face of warning signals, speed was in creased and messages of danger seemed to stimulate her to action rather than to persuade her to fear." And In the same connection, he made this observation: "The lessons of this hour are. Indeed, fruitless and Its precepts lll-concelved If rules of action do not follow hard upon the day of reckoning. Obsolete and antiquated shipping laws should no longer encumber the parliamentary rec ords of any government, and overripe administrative boards should be pruned of dead branches and less sterile pre cepts taught and applied." Wants Adequate Legislation. Calling for adequate legislation that Would prevent such losses as this, Sen ator Smith said: "Regulation of steamship transportation Is as necessary as regulation of railroad transportation and less difficult to ob tain. Transportation by rail Is con ducted through settled localities, where many residents would quickly discover and Immediately report any irregulari ties or disregard of safety requirements, while by water it Is conducted beyond MadesSoft andWhite kin a Single Night and Ointment Treatment: On retiring, soak the hands in hot water and Cuticura Soap. Dry, anoint with Cuticura Ointment, and wear soft bandages or old loose gloves during the night. r Catlovrs Soap and Olatmtat told thrauthoitt the world. Liberal umU of each mailed 'fra. nlta B-p. book. Addraaa "Ontlcura." Xtopt UD. Boeton. SrTaadar-faced naa ahar la comfort with Ontl core Boap Baartag Stick. Liberal aaapU fft. RedKoufltiliids TV JWm- r I VsSSttS&l s By Cuttcura Soap the criticism of any except the actual passengers on the ship, making It all the more necessary for definite regula tions. "Lanes of travel must be more care fully defined, strength of bow more posi tive and watertight subdivision to limit submergence, life-saving equipment bet ter and numerous enough for all, dis cipline and practice a rudimentary ex action, eye more keen and ear alert to catch the warning cry, as on British battleships as woll as on our own, pow erful lights should bo provldeMor mer chant vowels to search out hte par tially submerged derelict; buoys should be carried by every ship to mark tem porarily tho place of tho ship's burial In case of accident; and men of strength and spirit there must be, won back to a calling already demoralized and de cadent. "But 10 per cent of tho men before the mast In our merchant marine are natives or naturalized Americans; even England, that, twenty years ago had barely 7,000 orientals on her merchant ships,- now carries over 70,000 of that alien race. Americans must re-enlist In tms service, they must become the sol diers of the sea, and, whether on look out, on deck, or at the wheel, whether able or common seamen, they should be better paid for their labor and more highly honored In their calling; their rights must be respected, and their work carefully performed; harsh and severe restraining statutes must be repealed, and a new dignity given this Important field of labor." Committee Not Biased. Senator Smith In his ODpnlncr rpmrlrn told of the work of tho subcommittee. Ho said the committee had been guided soieiy by public Interest, "without bias, prejudice, sensationalism, or slander of tho living or dead." "Energy Is often moro desirable than learning," he said, "and tho Inquisition serves a useful purpose to the state." He recounted the story of the warn- InfiTft thA Tltonln linri ranAhrA 9 .1... presence of Icebergs. Yet high speqd " iiiuwumiieu us me vessel rusnea on to her doom. Warnings Are Ignored. Of warnings of danger and the In difference to the warnings of Captain Smith, Senator Smith said: "At npon on that fatal Sunday tho steamship Baltic warned her of ic within five mlloa of her track and near the place whore the accident occurred; M 5 o'clock In the uftei'noon and again, an hour before ho ncrident, when but A... 4(Ib nwn.r .tin a A.. nnl.ln Pnll m vvr ..i.io . ... . b,,- o.ua.(oui vail fornlnn lgnaled tho Titanic to beware of dunor, which her operator curtly Pcknowledged; the same ovenlng tho Titanic transmitted to the Hydrographlc Office In Washington a message from the Bteainnhlp Amerlka. saying sho had fiassea -two large lcenergs1 near tnu ruck of the Ill-fated ship. In the fai-j of thee warnings, eaeh revolution of her engines marked at the moment of th ollMon her highest speed of twenty-four and one-half miles ner hour." Praises Captain Rostron. Telling In detail of the failure of Cap tain Lord, of the California, to give aid, and commending In high terms the conduct of Captain Rostron, of the Car pathla. Senator Smith said: "Why did the Callfornian display Its Morse signal lamp from the moment of the collision continuously for nearly two hours If they saw nothing? And the signals which were visible to Mr. Olll at 13:30 and afterward, and which were also Been by the captain and offi cer of the watch, should have excited more solicitude than was displayed by the officers of that vessel, and tho fail ure of Captain Lord to arouse the wire less operator on his ship, who could have easily ascertained the name of the vessel In distress nna reacnea ner in time to avert loss of life, places a tre mendous responsibility upon this officer from which it will be difficult for him to escape. Had he been as vigilant in the movement of his vessel as ho was active In displaying his own signal lamp, there is a very strong probability that every human life that was sacri ficed through this disaster could have been saved. The dictates of humanity should have prompted vigilance .under such condltons. 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Bitter condemnation of the officers of the liner Callfornian for their failure to rush to the asslstanco of the Titanic, recommendations for drastic revision of the navigation laws, and Btrlct regula tion of radio-telegraphy, was the lesson In the Titanic disaster as summed up today In the report of the special Sen ate Investigating committee. Senator Smith introduced the report In the Sen ate today. The report is a Blxty-two page print ed document The report has already leaked out as to many of its features. Ismay Not Criticised. In spite of forecasts to the contrary tho report does not criticise J. Bruce Is may. It does not. In fact, go Into tho question of his conduct. Tho story of tho warnings of Ice, failure to regard them, and the fact speed of at least twenty-one knots was kept up Is told. The report analyzes the testimony in detail, and says this testimony shows the five forward compartments were flooded Immediately; that "the sup posedly water-tight compartments were not water-tight, and the sinking of tho vessel followed." Tho committee finds no- general alarm was given the passengers. Captain Lord, of tho Callfornian, is severely criticised for not going to the rescue of tho vessel. The responsibility of this officer Is discussed at length. The Callfornian Is clearly regarded by tho committee as the "phantom" ship of which so much has been said. The Inadequacy of tho number of life boats, tho failure to fill them, the lack of system In loading tho boats, are em phasized. The committee believes many lives could have been saved naa tne boats been filled, after reaching the water, and had some of tho boats been sent back to the scene of the wreck In response to the cries of distress. High praise is given Captain Rostron, of the Carpathla, for his conduct In going to the rescue of the Titanic, and the preparations ho made. Bodies Carried Away. The fact bodies wero not visible Mon day morning about the wreck, the com mittee says, can be accounted lor only on the theory that those who went down did not Hbo or were carried away or hidden by the Ice floe, while some were carried away by currents. Fcr the withholding of Information, the committee Is sharp In criticism. It does not fix responsibility for the famous Hurtles teleeram. It criticises the wire less operator on the Carpathla for not handling his work properly after the acciacnt. Tho recommendations of the commit tee are as follows "The committee finds that this acci dent clearly Indicates the necessity of anamonai legislation to secure sarety of life at sea. "By statute the United States accepts reciprocally tne inspection certificates of foreign countries having Inspection taws approximating those of the United States. Unless there Is early revision of inspection laws of foreign countries along the llneB laid down hereinafter, the committee deems It proper that such reciprocal arrangements bo termi nated, and that no vessel shall be licensed to carry passengers from ports of the United States until all regula tions and requirements of tho laws of Seventh, Near F Serge this Chance Sample $2 and d 1 OC $2.50 Straw HatsP 1 & Hundreds of classy Sennetts, Mac inaws, Splits, and Pencil Curls. Samples from our big New York purchase, rea'dy for you in the morning. Choice flj-i c r of the lot ;.., 41.3 Fourth Floor. A Most Convenient Thing An Account at if 513-515-517 7th Strett JL JL 515-315-517 ?th Street K-T tho United States have been fully com piled with. "The committee recommends that sec tions 41 and 44S8, Revised Statutes, bu so amended as to definitely require suf ficient lifeboats to accommodato every passenger and every member of tho crew. "The committee recommends the as signment of passengers and crew to life boats beforo sailing. Searchlights Aro Urged. , "The committee recommends that every ocean steamship carrying 100 or more passengers bo required to carry two eleetrlo seachllghts. "The committee finds that this catas trophe makes glaringly apparent the necessity for regulation of radloteleg raphy. There must be an operator on duty ' all times, day and night, to in sure the Immediate receipt of all dis tress, warning, or other Important calls. There must bo definite legislation to provent Interference by amateurs and to secure secrecy of radiograms or wire less messages. "Tho committee recommends that the firing of rockets or candles on the high seas for any other purpose than as a signal of distress be made a misde meanor. "Tho committee recommends that all steel ocean and coastwise seagoing ships carrying 100 or more passengers should have a watertight skin inboard of the outside plating." uriye-Opener" First Aid To Disorder, Says Judge Any man that takes a drink of whisky, "even as an eye-opener," Is In a way to create a disorder, according to an opinion expressed by Judge Pugh, In the District branch of the Police Court, this morning. The court voiced the opinion in the case of Jerome Meyers, colored, who was arraigned on a charge of disor derly conduct. Meyers was arrested by Policeman Wheelock, of the Third pre cinct, for laughing and talking loud n the exclusive residential neighborhood. He was allowed to go after furnishing personal bond. Rebels Steal 1,300 Mexican Dollars Advices received at tho State De partment today stato that a band of sixty rebels, several nights ago, stole from the railroad, express company and others in Santa Lucrelta. about 11,300 Mexican dollars and then seized an engine on which they left for San Bora. There are no disturbances in the No- f pales district today and conditions n general appear to be unchanged, except for increasing disorder In Oaxaca. The transport Buford is due to reach San Dlego today with 300 American refugees on board. $140,000 Fire in Buffalo. BUFFALO. N. Y., May 28Flre early today did $140,000 damage to the build ing and contents at Maurice and Pre natt streets, occupied by the Warren Lubricant Company, the Glrard Chemi cal Company, and tho N. M. Fall Lubri cating Company, all makers of greaso I and oil. 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The action o? the association Is In lino with the attitude taken toward the bill by tho other civic bodies of the city to the effect thtat the plan of assessing only a part of the District for the pro ject would be unfair In that all parts of the city would accrue benefits from the reclamation of the flats. Discussion of the bill occupied tho greater part of the meeting, the differ ent speakers on the subject all declar ing that the entire District should be called on to defray the expense In It Adds to die Comfort of Sntner Evenings Clicquot Club Ginger Ale is safer and more satisfying: than ice water. It is more thiret-quenchinu, more cool ing and pore refreshing than other drinks. As Clicquot Club U.xaado only of pun cane nor, choice ginger, leraoa and ilraet extracts and crystal-pore ejniag water, it agrees thoroughly mth children as well as men and women. The rerin is removed from the ginger, eliminat ing the constipating quslity which makes Clicquot as safe at delicious. 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Resolutions were adopted seeking an amendment ta the bill, which would provide for a general assessment to defray the cost of reclamation .In stead of making the assessment sec tional. Copies of the resolutions wero ordered Bent to the chairmen 6f tho Senate and House District Committees and to the District Commissioner. Matters relating to the improvement of streets and the street car service of the city .were also brought up at the meeting. Following the transacUon of business, the association adjourned un til the fourth Monday in September. Open 8 a.m. $2.00 Long Crepe Kimonos, $1.68 Wm. F. Reads Celebrated $1 Serges, Yard . . . , The name ofVRead, ljke those of Priestley, Lupin and Ecroyd, is a guarantee for satisfaction in wear and assurance of pure dye and Insures the highest grade of pure wool. 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