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free or not on that occasion.
"In lowering the lifeboats at the test did the gear work satis?
factorily ?"
"So far as I know."
At the time of the tests all officers of the Titanic were present.
"Were there any lifeboats on the Titanic, not sufficiently fas?
tened and in a position to be lowered?"
All of them were?fourteen lifeboats two seaboats and four
collapsible boats" said Boxhall.
Boxhall said that under the weather conditions experienced at
the time of the collision the lifeboats were supposed to carry sixty
five persons. Under the regulations of the British Board of Trade,
in addition to the oars, there were in the boats water breakers,
water dippers bread bailers mast and sail and lights and a supply
if oil. All of these supplies, Boxhall said, were in the boats when
ho Titanic left Belfast, He could not say whether they were in
when the vessel left Southampton.
".Vow," repeated Senator Smith, "suppose the weather was
dear and tlie sky unruffled, as it was at the time of the disaster,
how many would the boats hold?''
"Really, I don't know. It would depend largely on the people
rho wore to entor. If they old us Ihoy
rero told, 1 belle', j each bout could
accommodate sixty-five persona."
Boxhall testified to tho sobriety and
good habits of his superior anj brother
. Ulcers. ;
"Vou wero on watch Sunday night
irotn t> o'clock till midnlghs?"
"Spend all 'hit tlmo tit your post?"
"Wore you on tho bridge all uhnt
"No. but most of it."
Officers Were nt 'their Bostn.
"Do you know whether 'ho officers
\rere nt their customary posts at the
forward-end during that watch?''
"Yes. Mr. Llghtollor was on the
orldgo when 1 came on iit ? o'clock, lie
.vas relieved ot lu o'clock by Mr. Mur?
doch, who remained until the accident
"Who clso was on deck?"
"Moody, the .slxtn officer."
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"Who elso vn? on the lookout?"
"Tho bridge olllcer, *<r. Murdock."
"Was the ordinary complement Of
officer* ut their posts?"
; "Yea, sir."
? "Did you not know ot the proxlflty
i of icebergs'."' asked Senator Smith,
j "No, elr." ,
Inder questioning:, however. Box
ihall said Captain .Smith had told him
of the position of certain iceberg.
'. which he marked on the chart,
j "Were there any additional ofllcers
'or members of the crew stationed In
j tho bo\| or on the deck titter you went
Ion deck Sunday night.'"
"I don't know that there were any
additional officers or nun on the for-,
ward deck. Just tho regular force." 1
"Did you see the captain frequent?
ly .Sunday night?"
"Yes, sir. Sometimes on the upper
deck, sometimes in the chart room,
some.times on the bridge and sometimes
in the wheel house."
"Was the captain on the bridge or
at any of the other places when you
wcutv on watch ut S> o'clock?"
"No. sir; I first saw the cuptaln about
0 o'clock."
"Did you seo Mr. Ismny with the
captain on the bridge, or iu tho wheel
".No, sir; not until after the acci?
Captain .N'ut A-.vsy Prom Bridge.
Boxhall said thut hu did not believe
the captain had been away from tho
vicinity of the bringe, at any time dur?
ing hie watch.
"When did you see the captain lust'.'"'
asked Senator Smith.
"When he ordered me to go away inj
the bout."
"Where -were you at the time of the
collision V"
"Just approaching the bridge."
"Did you sec what occurred?"
"No, 1 could not see."
"Did you hear?"
"Yes, liiu senior olllcer said, 'We have
struck an Iceberg.' 1 hear the sharp
report of tho crash/'
"Did you sec the Iceberg'.'"
"No, sir."
"Did it strike the bow, or Shave It?"
"It sucnieu to me to have struck the
bluil of the starboard bow."
"Then It wus not u suuaie blow on
tne bow of tho ship.'"
"No, u glancing blow."
"Wus it u bard Impuct?"
"No, it was so slight that I did not
think it was serious."
BoxhaU. then went to the bridge,
where- ho found Hie first ottlcer, Mr.
Murdock; the sixth officer, Air. Moony,
and Captain smith.
Boxhall said the captain usked what
Was thu trouble, and mo Ursl olllcer re?
plied they hud struck an Iceberg, and
added that he had borne to starboard
and reversed his engines lull speed
astern, after ordering llio closing of
watertight loors.
"Did you see the iceberg?"
"Yos, sir. 1 could see it dimly, it lay
low in tne water and was about as high
us Ilm lower rail ol the ship, or about
thirty- feet out Of thu water.
Boxhall iiuld he went down to the
Steerage, Inspected nil thu decks In
the vicinity of Where the ship hau
struck. .. (fit f aces of any dam?
age und went directly to tho bridge
and so reported.
Found Mailing Itooiu Flooded.
"The captain ordered mo to suiia u
carpenter to sound the ship, but l
fbund a carpenter coming up with the
announcement thut thu snip wus tak?
ing water. In tho mail room 1 found
mail sucks boating about while tho
clerks were ut work. 1 went to the
bridge und reported, and the captain
Ordered lil t boats to bo made ready."
Boxhall tesllllcd that at Captain
Smith's orders bo took word of the
ship's position to the wireless opera?
"What position was that?"
"41.40 north; 60.14 west."
"Wus thut the last position taken?"
. "Yes. the Titanic stood not iur from
there wheii she sunk"
After that Boxhall went back to the
lifeboats, where there were many men
and women. He said they had life
".vfter thut I was on the bridge most
or the tiniu sending out distress signals
trying to attract tho attention oi
bouts ahead," hu uuld. "1 sent up dis
! li ess rockets until 1 left tho ship, to
try to attiacl Hie attention of a ship
directly ahead. 1 bad seen her light:,
she Seemed to bo mooting Ut, and W8.S
' not far away. She got close enough, so
'. she seemi d to mo, to read our electric
I Morae signals. 1 told the captain. He
UtOOd With me much of tho tune try
I ing to signal her. He told mo to till
her In .Morse rocket signals, 'come u:
once?W ?, are sinking ' "
"Did any ansWOr come?" usked the
"I <!Kl not sea them, but two men
? say they uuw signals trout that ship "
"How far away do >ou think thai
1 ship wuii?"
"Approximately five miles."
Boxhall said he did not^ know what
: ship It was.
? Have you learned anything about
that ship since?"
"No. Some people say she. replied
! to our rockets and our Signals, but t
d'd not seo It."
" 'By a-jinu people', whom you
I mean?''
,UNot passengers. ' but steward: a
the captnln all declared thO) s .
?What lights did you see on thi
"First we saw. lie.- masthead light"
land a few minutes later her rod
i lights. She was standing clou, r,'?
J "Suppose you hiid had a powert il
searchlight on the Titanic, could you
1 not hfcye thrown a beam on the ves
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Boxhall said he had rowed in the
sonboat three-quarters of a mile when
the Titanic went down. Boforo that,
ho had rowed uround the ships stern
to nee If he could not talle oq. three
more persons for which there wae
room. He abandoned that nttempt,
however, because he had with him
only one man who know how to
bundle an oar. and he feared an ac?
cident. His boat, he testified, was: the
Ilrst picked up by the Carpathia at
4:10 In the morn In ff.
"Did you have nny conversation
with Mr. Is may that night?"
"Yes. sir. before 1 left the ship, on
the bridge just before '.be captain
ordered me below to take nn emer?
gency host."
"Did you fco Ismay when you got ?
Into th<j lifeboat?"
"No." ?
"When did you next see ismay al?
ter you left the ship?"
"I saw him In a collapsible boat in
the water afterward."
"Who else was In It?"
"Mr. Carter."
"Any other man?"
"Yes. I saw* some men that looked
like Filipinos?three or tour of them."
"Any women In It?"
"Yes; It was full of them?well, not
exactly full of theui, but. thoro were
many women, most of them
"How long after you reached the
Carpathia did Ismay's boat arrive?"
"I cannot say exactly, but It was
before daylight."
"Did you see nny bodies?"
"Yes. 1 saw one body, the body of a
man lying on his side. He had a
lifebelt on."
"There must have been hundreds or
bodies nbout the Titanic?"
??nut I saw no more."
"Old you hear of any persons re?
fusing to enter the lifeboats?"
"I ibeard persons on th-a Titanic say
that some people refused."
"Did you see any one refuso to en?
ter thv lifeboat?"
"No, sir."
"I?ld you see any man, woman or
chdld prevented from entering a llfe
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j "Xo, sir."
I "Did you 50c any ejected?"
"So. sir." ,
"Did you see any who sot in from
the water or sea any In the water?"
"No. sir." said Boxhall. "'if 1 hnd
seen any In the water 1 should have
j taken them jn the boat."
1 ltoxlinll said thnt the sea was clam,
and (That In ills opinion each of the
lifeboats could have, taken Its full
capacity. How many ho had in his
small seahoal he never knew.
Hoxhall testified thnt tho sea was
an oily clam, and tliaf he could not
ace the Iceberg In th" small boot. "I
believe," he declared, 'thnt If tTiero
had baen n little r!p;>'.n on the wnter
tho Titanic would hove seen th-* berg
in time to avoid it."
Vice-President P. A 3. franklin, of
the International Mercantile Marine
Company, told the Senate Investigat?
ing cormrrlttee to-day how ib* had
asked to have the e.ir.lnr reports of
the Tltnnlc dlsnster ] eld lip to avoid
unnecessary alarm He denied nny
knowledge of tho nwssapje addressed
to Representative Hughes, of West
Virginia, about the ship heinir towM
to Halifax and that the passengers
were nil ssf*.
After denying thnt officials of the
"White Star Line had any knowledge
of i\ misleading telegxim to Mr
Hughes, it was acknowledged by Mr
Franklin thnt ho Imd Issued reassur?
ing statements when '-ie had no facts
on which to base th m.
Franklin's Testimony.
-Mr. Franklin described the business'
operations and the extent of the Inter?
national Mercantile Marine.
"What is its capitalization?" ..kid
Hinator Smith.
''One hundred million dollars In com
oion a.\d preferred chares, J5J.Uoo.000 in
I per cent, bonds, $19.ou0,uuu in .*? per'
.tent, bonds and about $7,000,000 of
underlying bonds "
"Can you give me the names of tho
tired..is of thi various stcamslilp
gompanios?" asked Senator Smith
"I cannot." said Mr. Franklin, "but I
shall gladly g.v.- you the names of the;
offlcors and directors of the Interna?
tional Marine. The other companies,
Many of them, aic located abroad.'
After Mr. Franklin had read a list of i
the officials and directors of the Inter- |
national. Senator .Smith asked:
"You are the real representative in ;
this country of Uie W'hitj Star Line?"
"Yes, sir."
"Do.;, any ...... share tho responsi?
bility with you?"
"1 am mainly responsible." answered
Franklin. "There are directors in this
country, and meetings, ara held fre?
"Did you know Captain Smith, of i
the Titanic?" -:. ;ior Smith inquired.
"Kver since 189$," said the witness,
"during which years ho had cornmund- '
rd tho Majestic. Adriatic. Baltic, Olym?
pic and the Titanic."
No Communication With Captuln.
".So far as you ,.now, did you or any !
of your subordinate ofncira have any
communication ivlth Captain Smith on
his last voyage?"
"None at ai; W'e did not hear from
htm in any way or shape."
Mr. 1 : inklln tld he had received no
communication f:.un Mr. Ismay except
"lie by cable from .Southampton. This,
he s.nd, was merely a cablegram an?
nouncing tho cornplote success of the
Titanic'.-, tii.il trip and tho favorable
prospect for iUCCesSfUl voyage.
"This is i e only attempt at commu
nlcation, and. ?? far as you know, uny J
attempt from olilcors, crjw or passen?
gers to cominunluate with you after
they left Southampton?" the Senator
Senator Smith then showed Mr.
Franklin the telegram rsceivod by Con
grcssmnn il . of West Virginia,
from tho White tnr f.lne, dated New
York, April Ifi, and addressed to J. A.
II ughes, Huntington, W. Va., as fol?
?Titanic proceeding to Halifax. Pas?
sengers probuhl} land on Wednesday.
All snfa. (.Signed)
"Til Ii' UillTK ST Alt LINK."
"I anto intlnucd the Senator,
"whether you kuo}v aifuut the send?
ing nt thai Ieleu ram, by whom It was
authorised' and from whom It was
Sent'.'" ,
"I do not, Blr," said Franklin. "Sincei
was incptioned at thn Waldorf Sat-!
urday wc have had thu entire, passen-'
gor Staff I ii d, and wo cannot find j
oui Wc appreciate the fact thnt on:
thai Monday there- wero -many Junior)
clerks at work, and there was great:
confusion !: Ii possible that some one:
wlio had !... absolute information'
might have sent it, I wish you wouldJ
have ii leieKi company turn all
the White Stai inessagos over to you
0 thai w? . in ;.<e jusi what happen-,
Knev ii i Irs I Monday Evening. j
Asked when ho nisi knew that tho
Titanic had Mink. Franklin said he first,
knew it :ii i, 37 p, M. Monday. |
Ml Franklin then produced n thick!
package telegrams, which he had
received Si ml in relation t<> the tilg-1
"About i w ? v. minutes <>f 2 on Mon-I
en tnurulug, said ho, "awakened by|
a phont: bell, I was called by a re?
porter for sonic paper, who Informed
me that the Titanic huil met with an
accident and v..is sinking. 1 asi-.ci him
where he not the information, lie told
me that It hud conic by wireless from
the steamship Virginian, which had
been appealed to by the Titanic for
Mr. Franklin said he called up the
White Slur docks, but they bad no In?
formation, and be then appealed to the
Associated Press, and there whs read
to him a dispatch from Cupo itace, ad?
vising of the accident.
"1 nskod the Associated Press." said
I Mr. Franklin, "not to send out the dls
i patch until wo had more detailed in?
formation in order to uvold unneccs-j
[sary alarm. I wag told, however, that
I the story already had been sent." j
[ ."How old you ascertain the location
I of the Olympic, Baltic and others'.'"
I asked, the Senator.
"Wo worked them out < n our charts.
We had no direct communication with
any of the ships. Oui lust endeavor
j to communicate with our big Sltlpi
was a message sent April 15 at tl A M.
This message read as follows: 'Had?
dock, Olympic: Make evety eSide.-ivor to |
communicate Titanic, uifl advise posi?
tion and time, lleply within the hour.'.
That was the first mess ige. We tiled |
it with others rapidly.
j "Monday morning wo were ende.iv-j
oring to get Information from Mon?
treal nnd Cape Race, At 10:^7 A. M.
we got word from the Olympic, an?
nouncing that at B A. M. she had beenj
unable to reach the Titanic: was 31 u|
miles south of her, but would maintain
Its effort to get In communication w|th|
"Between noori und 1 o'clock on the!
lath the following message was re?
ceived from the Olympic: "Parisian re?
ports Carpathla In attendance, pick?
ed up twenty bouts with passeng?
ers and Baltic returning. Position not|
j given.?Haddoek, Olympic' "
Statements iteaasurlng.
The reassuring Statements sent outl
by the llnu in the early hours of the
disaster next were made the subject of]
I "Tell the committee on what you I
bused those statements,'' directed Sen-!
lutor Smith.
"We based them on reports and
I rumors received at Cape Itace by in?
dividuals ai . by the newspapers. They
were rumors and we could not place
our linger on anything authentic." j
"Had you heard from the Carpathla
at that time?"
"No, sir."
Franklin said that the Olympic was
then dispatched this message: "Had?
dock, Olympic?Rumored here Titanic
sunk. Cannot conllrm here. Kxpeet
Virginian al onus ale.?I- ran kl in."
"At 1:40 P. M. we wired Haddock to
endeavor by all means t? ascertain the
whereabouts of Mr. Ismtty, and to ad?
vise us as soon as possible," continued
"We followed this dispatch with an
?nher to Haddock, In which we urged:
TJo your utmost to ascertain condition
of Titanic; advise us fully disposition
Iltanic's passengers and where they
will be landed." "
"At C:20 or 6:30 Monday evening,'
Air. Franklin continued, "a message
I was received, telling tin fateful news
j that the Carpathla reached flio Titanic
i and found nothing nut boats and
j wreckage; that the Titanic bad found
! ered ut 2:12'' A. M in 41.16 north, .'i0.11
West; that the Carpathla picket) up all
tin; boats und had on board about 075
Tita uic's survivors, passengers and
OreW. This message was from Had?
dock also,
"It was such a terrible shock that it
took me several moments to think
what to do. Then 1 telephoned two ol
our directors. Mr, Steele and J. P.
Morgan, Jr. Then 1 went downstairs
to the reporters. 1 began to rein!, the
message, holding It high lu my hand,
1 had read only to the second line.
Which said that the Titanic had .sunk,
when there, was not reporter b it.
They were so anxious to get lo the
telephones. |
"After that we got another message
from Haddock.' statin'; that "Yanisl.'l
meaning Ismiiy, wes on the Carpathla."
Mr. Franklin then explained how the
company wired the Olympic to get the
names of the survivors nnd to stand
by and relay them from the Carpa?
Thought n e i Unslnknhlc.
"I want to say lliot during the en-!
tire day on Monday, alter our llrsi |
messages concerning the Tltnnie, we;
considered the Titanic absolutely un
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tiling, ond that there had been loss ,>f,
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got Itaddo.ck'a awful message at ?:3U
that b\ enlng "
Oho by oiio Ali. franklin read nie
grama that bud been burled through
tbi air from shore tu ruclntf slups ami
from Ihoni back tu the anxious ones uu
shore. All h<>t>e thul sume other vea
sei besides tin- Carpathla had picked
up Boino ?if the Ti tunic's survlvora was
dissipated when the Olympic Hashed
word that neither the Baltic 1101 the
Tunisian had any of the Tltanlc'a peo?
ple aboard.
Senator Smith at this Juncture
I sought ;>? discover who had been tam?
pering with the wireless op?rators or
Iliad been responsible tor the failure of
! the wireless to get the news to shore
I earlier/ Mr. Smith repeatedly asked
the witness whether lie had not had a
I conference Monday morning with Mr.
I Marconi or Mr. Sammis. chief engineer
j for the Marconi Company.
"No, most emphatically.said the
Witness. " In no way did 1 atlunpt or
cause to be attempted any ceuaorehlp
of the wireless."
"When you went aboard the Carpa
lllla when she docked Thursday night,"
suggest sd Senator Smith, "did you see
cither Mr. Marconi, Mr Sammle or ih?
wireless operators-/"
"No, l did not. 1 went, direct to the
captain's room and asked to be ,-howr
to Mr. Ismny's room. He touk me
i there I talked with no one else."
j Senator Smith Inquired whether tlie
i Wintens was familiar with tho work?
ings oi the wireless on tho ships of the
line and if lie knew what wer,, the
I safety precautions on the same ships.
I "No," lie said. "We arc really only
agents for the line In America."
! "Do yon know of any chart or doc
I umcnt showing the lqulpmont or safety
j appliances on the Titanic'.'"
"1 know of none."
llwaya t nrrlm Inaurnnee.
I Asked about Insurance, Mr. franklin
suld the company always carried in?
surance on ships.
"What was the cost of the Titanic?"
"One million live hundred and some
odd pounds," said franklin,
"including all equipment?"
Its tonnage capacity, be said, was
40,:i?S gross, the largest ever built.)
Senator Smith said be thought the ?lata i
regarding the stability "f th; ship In
loaded and damaged conditions should I
be furnished the committee, and Mr.
franklin said he would Iry to get the
"How many passengers Would the
Titanic accommodate as you would ?p
erate it?" asked th<- Senator.
( "About 2.500; 7:10 first cabin: BOO
second class. l.'JOO third class It de
pends entirely on how you lo*d hct
I "What Is the difference in codi in
j various clauses?"
, "All rates vary*?there Is a minimum
I cliurKc fur . ach ship,'1 siiu Franklin.]
The lowest rale thut tliu Titan la
would ?anv a llrst-dass passciiKcr
was 1130. That Included everything.
The second-class minimum was jou;
the. tlilrd-clasa iiu."
Senator Smith ihen asked the. wlt
i ness what efforts were made to get
the names of the third-class passcu
, gets,
"We made every effort to get them.??
said Mr. Franklin.
"I'll j on receive at any time fron
any one or any officer of your com?
pany a request that the steamship
j Cedrlc be held at, New Vork until tho
[arrival of the Carpathla?"
"Ves, sir," said the witness, and
' began to read a telegram from the
! "What time was It received?"
i "At 6:19." said the witness, who
i said the telegram asked that the
I Cedrlc be h?-ld because the send.-r
] considered It "most desirable" that
; the members of Hie crew be sent bacit
! on the Cedrlc. and declaring his In?
tention of sailing on that ship hlm
| self. Then sender also asked thtt
: clothing and shoes be brought to tho
dock for him when the Carpathla got
"By whom w?s that signed?" asked
?Senator Smith. '
"Do you know who Tarns! is?"
"Ves, sir, it Is cipher for Mr. Ismsy'l
signature. 1 sent In reply the follow?
ing! 'Yamsl, Carpathla: Have arranged
forward crew l-ipland Bailing Saturday,
; calling at Plymouth. We all consider
' most unwise to delay Codrlr. consid
j erlng rircumstanr SS. Fr'-.nklln." "
MeSsattes Are Ilrnd.
Sei itor Smith then had Franklin
road all the messages that passed be?
tween himself and lamsy on th.* Car?
pathla on April IS. At f.:n0 A. M. of
that day Franklin received from Ismay
ti la message "Send responsible While
Star h|p officer nnd fourteen men In
two boats to take charge of thlr een
Titanic lifeboats at quarantine?
"Was 'Yamsl' a registered slgnatur*
thai >.??! proviously used?" asked
Senator Smith.
"it is a rcB!"terert signature abroad
for Ismay and a signature rre all know
personally for him. Whether It ll
registered In New York 1 do not know
It Is m>t used much on this sld*."
"What does It Indicate?"
"It Indicate-. If sent to Liverpool
that a message would be delivered
personally to Ts may. If signed 'Yam
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