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UFT DISLOYAL
TO EVERY CANON
' OF Fi DEALING
THE COLONEL
Has Not Even Observed
Rules of Ordinary
Decency.
VERBAL LACING
GIVEN PRESIDENT
Roosevelt Says He Has Been
Disloyal to Past Friendship in
Thought, Word and Deed,
Through "Feebleness," Has
"Yielded to Bosses," Told "Ab
surd Untruths," "Convicted
Himself of Insincerity" and
Been "Guilty of Crooked
Deal"?S c a t h i n g Reply to
Taft's Attack.
Worcester. Ma's.. April 28.?Dchun-'
ciatlon of President Taft was Colon.il I
.Roosevelt's reply to-night to the Presi?
dent's attack upon jilni yesterday.
Home of Colonel Rooae-velt't issorllous
were. I
?That President Tap hnd %iv. n.
the p-Jople of ?he country "it square
Ideal," hut that owing to a "quality of !
ifeebloncaa," he had "yielded to the
hosf? and cie great privileged inter?
est*."
That one part of the President's at?
tack upon him ?* sl.- "tha crookedest
ICnd of a deal" and "deliberate mis?
representation."
That the President "ha* n"t merely
In thought, word and dc*d been dls
loyal to our past friendship, but has
?been disloyal to every canon of ordi?
nary decency and fair d'-ailn?r. such us
tthould oMain even in dealing with a
man's bitterest opponents."
That the. President'* statetnent re
gardlntr th? Influenae of F.?dcfa] office,
holders In the camps an was "not
jnerely ?n untruth, but it Is an absurd
Untruth."
That Mr. Ta.ft convicted himself of
Insincerity when he signed the Payne.
lAldrlch tariff bin.
That In speaking of Colonel Roojc
veil's position In regard to the tr ist
(problem. President Taft "la Mm?elf
?rutlty of a crooked deal."
Flay* Him Totnt by Point.
Colonel Ilooaavelt took up Prceldi nt
Taft's attack on him point by point,
flaying the President In one scathing
sentence a'fter another.
When Colone'. Roosevelt reached
here at the beginning of hi? Massa?
chusetts trip h-> found the streets
thronged. A band and a torchlight
procession escorted Mm to Mechanics'
Hall, wncre he delivered his main
speech. T.atnr he addressed an over?
flow meeting. Colon?! Roosevelt. In
yart. said:
"In this cr.mpaign T regard the issues
nt stake af altogether too important
tn permit !t to V>e rtvlsfd into one of
personalities t>etwe?n President Taft
and myself Rut Mr. Taft's ape-cries
yesterday contained statements that
T must answer. When V raid that I
have end savored to minimize t>'-\c Im?
portance of n>y Columbus speeches ho
F3vf what h' tnusj know to i.e untrue.
"Again, when Mr. Taft. in .any
speech. speaks of me directly or
obliquely as a neurotic, or a dema?
gogue, or In similar terms, he hnd bet.
Irr preserve his own sclf-respei t by
Tot protesting that It gives him pain
to do so I have never allude,] to
him In terms even remotely resem?
bling these. 1 have never quoted his
private letters or private communica?
tions. 1 nave discussed exclusively his!
?public actions. Even where I was
obliged to be severe, I was always
parliamentary, and never hypercritical.
Nor do I intend to-day to deviate from
this standard, although the Presi?
dent's speech makes it necessary for
me to sp'cnk more plainly on certain
subjects than I have yet spoken."
Colonel Roosevelt referred to Pres?
ident Taft's explanation of bis state?
ment that "ours is a government of
all of the people by a representative
part of the people."
"Crookedest Kind of Deal."
"For him to try." said Colonel
Jtoosevelt, "to escape the consequences
of his statements by Having that ho
alluded only to women and childreni
Is trifling with the Intelligence of the
people. To speak of auch action on
his part as n 'square deal' is Itself the
crookedest kind ot deal, He i* try?
ing to dodge the consequent s of '.Us
statement by deliberate misrepresen?
tation of that statement.
Colonel Roosevelt then define,] un?
political "boss." ami continued. "It
there Is any such man among my sup?
porters I do not know him." The
bosses. Colonel Roosevelt declared,
were on the President's side.
Mr. Taft satii yesterday that never
In thought, word, or dc..<] had he
been disloyal in his friendship for me.
It is hard for me to answer such a
statement save by calling It the gross
e?t and most astounding hypocrisy.
When Mr. Taft made that statement,
he had Just sent to the United States
Renate on half ?n hour's notice, obij
ottsly In collusion with the Horimcr
Democratic Senator who made the ">?
quest, paper;; which were Intended to
convey the Impression that I had im?
properly favored the ' harvester trust
by declining to prosecute u |? pn)7.
"When Mr. Tnft takes the action
ho did. he has not merely |n thought,
word and deed been disloyal io out
past friendship, but has been disloyal
to every canon of ordinary decency
and fair dealing such as should obtain
even In dealing With a man's bitterest
opponent*, fttlCll conducl represents
the very crookedest kind 0f a crook?
ed deal.
Foul to V'rw of Indecency.
"This Is not an exceptional instance
ef how he has behaved to me. The
same course was followed last ?um
mci in connection with the Tennessee
(C'ontinucd~?n~~Third l'ageTX ;
JURY UNABLE 10
REACH VERDICT
i
Ordered by Court lu Con?
sider Rurrell Case j
Again To-Day.
NIGHT'S SLEEP
LIKELY TO HELP
Lawyers Make Strong Plea to
Jury, Defense Claiming That
Real Thief Is Reuben Hill,
Who Absconded?Witness
Compared With Bmce
Ismay.
Atter more llmh an hour and a
halfa deliberation, the Hustings Conn
Jury, In whose hands rests the f:it??
<>f \V. I' Burrcll, ?ho Iis? .t been on
trial ?II tliia week on the charge ol
being one of i he wreck era ol the
Savings Hank of tin- Grand fountain.
United Order of True Reformers, list
night railed to reach a verdict. The
Jurors informed the, court that they
were hopelessly divided, and after ho
Ing brought Into court wen- ad?
journed until this morning at 10
o'clock by judge K. II. \v? llx
Judge Welts (expressed regret at ?
the failure to reach an agreement
and suggested that after a night's I
/>lerp the Jurors would probably be'
abb- to come to a verdict.
AM.nl Me Mlullt Oct.
If Rurrell should be found guilty
of knowingly permitting deposits to
be received after having actual j
knowledge that the bank was in-j
Solvent lie may bo lined twice the
amount ?f money ta,koo into the
bank after he knew It to be defunct;
he may be given a .lall sentence, or
be may be gl>ei, a penitentiary term
of not more than thro- years.
If he Is acquitted It is highly prob?
able that the Indictments against his
brother directors will be qtlUHhcd.
yesterday was given over entirely |
to arguments on Instructions to the j
jury, and argument during the after- ;
noon and night by counsel for the >
Commonwealth uti l 6 itcnao before the
Jury.
When argument for the prosecution
was opened by Atlornty It. Lynch
Montague, thi court room was tilled
with colored spectators, most of whom
were victims In the True Reformers*
collapse, a smaii numbci of Barren's
friends were also present.
Many Witnesses Absent.
Although the Commonwealth has
made out a strong ense against the
accused, its side was materially weak?
ened by the ahsen?.f three Import?
ant witnesses. W. it. Griffin, president
of the (irand fountain, who was
killed It' a wreck on the Norfolk and
Western Railway, was to have been
the principal witness against the In?
dicted men. Another man upon whom
the Commonwealth was relying was J.
frank Douglas, secretary of the
Fountain. Isaac Davenport, of the of?
fice of the Stale Department of In?
surance, was also regarded as i ?trniu;
witness against Burrcll. hut he lias
left the .State, and Is now engaged In
business In New Orleans.
In muklng thtdr plea for a convic?
tion, attorneys relied mainly upon the
testimony of r. c. Barksdalc, State
Hank Examiner, who was the first to
inform Burrcll und the other direc?
tors that the bank was Insolvent. The
defense staked most of its I as.- upon
the evidence submitted by Charles L.
Cooke, expert nocountsnt, iwho was
? mpioycd to straighten out th, much
tangled affairs of the bank after It
had been closed.
Burrell'a Information.
In his argument before the Jury, Mr.
Montague laid stress on the point that
Burrcll had know-ledge that the bank
was insolvent on October 21, lain, and
tliat its doors were not closed until
October 26, while deposits were al?
leged to haVe beon received and
accepted on the previous day.
He referred to th.- contention of the,
defensf that Hurrel] thought the bank
was solvent in view of assets of rcni
Mtate. Mr. Montagu* Bald that when
this property, in Richmond and oih. r
eitles, was .^obl it did not bring suf
I itclenl to pay mortgage debts.
Richard R. Byrd. of counsel for the
defense, argued that if Hitrreil was
guilty of a purely technical wrong he
?as conscious of no wrong-doing. He
asserted that it was not only cruel
?til wrong, to punish a man 'for not
Knowing of condition*, at the bank
which It took receivers and expert
accountants more than Ovo months- to
lind out.
Hill the It-n I Thief.
Burrell, he said, who has alway.t
occupied n position of integrity, not
only among his race, but among the
white people who earn, in contact with
him. had not been a gainer by the
??auks failure. On the other hand,
he pointed oui. the man had lost a
great deal of money. Reuben T. It'll.
the absconding cashier, he t<nid. was
the onlj om of Hie Indicted men who
had stolen any money. That fact, he
said, wus not found out by Mr. Harks,
dab and did not become known until
accountants look charge of the bank's
niTans und. i the direction of the re?
ceive riu
former Governor .\. .1. Montague
also assisting In Ute prosecution, said
that tin- question of appropriating
mom y to p. rsotiu] use did not enter
Int.. th.- wise. II.- declared that II was
for the Hire to decide a matter of
great public poll. > Tin sction of the
oflicers of tin bank in accepting
money, knowing that it was 'nsolv
cut will mean that lh< depositors w'll
not gel bach in ?-* 111on the dollar,
ho said.
lu closing for the defense. Attorney
11. M. Smith. Jr., dwelt at length upon
the path, lie side of the case, saying
? hat the indict, d directors were hum*
b|o colored men. and were not a war-,
of the true stale of affairs at the
Lank. The. moil were morally guilt?
less, he said.
Like .1. Bruce ismny.
Mr. Smith took occasion to ridicule
?Dr. .lohn Mcrlweather, colored, one of
tlie few director* not indicted. On the
witness stand Morlwcather admitted
that be hud drawn $3*35 from his
account at the bank after he knew
that It ?-as in trouble. At the time
he had on deposit more (ban S'.'.Ont).
"Dr. Merlwenthy!- reminds mc," the
lawyer said, "of .1. Brfice tsmny, man?
aging director of the White Star J.lito.
who slopped Into the first boat which
left the sinking Titanic."
In summing up Mr. Smith sold that
(Continued "on Third Page.)" ~
BUSING MEN 1?
RAISE $100,000
Want to Get That Sum
in Ten Days for Na?
tional Highway Link.
CANVASS BEGINS
MONDAY, APRIL 29
Twelve Citizens to Lead Com?
mittees in Whirlwind Cam?
paign?Report Shows Im?
portance of Putting Rich?
mond on Qucbec-to
Miami Route.
Tho Richmond: Washington link of
tho Qucb c-lo-Mtainl int.-nations'.
Highway was put in tue way of . ai-ly
reullaa.tldn at a meeting- ot rcprcscrrta
tlve builusss men at the Jefferson
Hotel last ni-r*it. when a pcnrr.il plan
win adopted which conl mplatcs the
raising 1100,001? by public siibscrlp
tion with which to finance Richmond's
share of the enterprise. Henry W.
Anderson, president of the recently
forme.) Richmond-Washington High?
way Corporation, pr< sided, and .1 num?
ber of members of the various com?
mercial organizations of th-- city were
In attendance.
The scheme which was adopted was
submitted in the fortn of a resolution
by John M. Miller. Jr., following Pres?
ident Anderson's comprehensive re?
port of the work already accomplished,
it directs that th president designate
twelve turn, who sv.-ili act as chairmen
off us many committees, each commu?
tes to consist iff !<?;! men appointed by
the chairman. These committees shall
proceed at once to task ot raisins
1100.000 by solicitation among the
business men of t"ie city.
fiinwi?? llrtrln? \prll '?.!>.
In accordance with the plan, the
chairmen of the proposed "ommlttce^
will inert with the executive commit?
tee of the Richmond-Washington High
way Corporation .it tb Business Men's
Clnh at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon
to map out a campaign. At this meet?
ing each chairman will name the ten
members he has .? lc? ted to constitute
hl? committee.
Soiiei:ing will begin Immediately
after the .Monday meeting, the plan bi?
llig t.i ^ecv'irc the amount needed within
ten days after the op?nltig of the cam?
paign.
President Anderson pained chalftr
m-n ..f til, campaign committees John
M. .Miller. Jr. James T. Plsney. Henry
W. Wood, John 0. Corley, T. M. Car
nngfm. B, C. I.ilrd. J. T. Pa I mat or y, 1
James .1. Pollard, Thomas P. Bryan.!
N. I>. Sil:.?. Warren P. Taylor and Mll
t n K. Marcuse, An amendment to the
Miller resolution was adopted provld- '
ing for the division of the city Into}
twelve districts, to each of which one
committee shall bo assigned. In order'
to eliminate duplicate solicitations. ,
Mr. Corley, who offered the amend- j
ment. thought also that the money
could be raised in le?? than ten days, I
- iggef-ting that the time limit he de- j
er ased to four or five days. No ac?
tion was taken on the suggestion.
< firporntion to Direct Cnmpnlg-n.
The nark of securing the stihscrin-I
Horn will be under the direction of the j
executive committee of the Richmond
Washington Highway Corporation,
which will act as a steering committ.-e |
in the prosecution of the campaign.
The soliciting committees will meet |
each day at 1 o'-iork at a place to bo J
designated at Monday's meeting, to
report their dally progress.
Th > plan thus ratified met with the;
highest recommendation by speakers1
who addressed the meeting following!
Its adoption. All agreed that It was,
the best possible solution of the money
problem and that the requisltj $100,000!
would be raised without trofible. The]
general opinion was that not more than*
four or five days will he necessary to"
secuTe that amount.
Appoint Executive Committee.
Immediately preceding the general
meeting the board of directors of the
Richmond-Washington Highway Cor?
poratlon met for the iirst time and ap?
pointed an executive committee, which
will have charge of the campaign for
subscriptions. Milton P.. Marcuse wr.s
made n membrr of the directorate.
The executive committee, is elected
?u this meeting, consists of lohn C.
P.asley. Preston Belvth, Frit/. Sitter
ding. William IT. While. Milton V.. Mar
(Continued on Eighth l'age.1
Bodies of Titanic Victims Recovered
coloxbij joriv .tuon astor.
HIS BACK TO WALL
TAFT MUST FIGHT
Compelled to Strike Back at Col?
onel to Vindicate Hib
Manhood.
BITTER ATTACK RENEWED
President's Face Red With
Anger*as He Addresses
Newark Crowd.
Newark, x. .f.. Apni 26.?President j
Taft renewed. In Newark to-night, his
attaek ?n Colon?-' '"heodorc Roose?
velt. The President spoke to several
thousand psopld In the armory here,
declaring that it uas with the utmost
reluct arte* thai he iiad decided to an?
swer. Mr. Roosevelt's criticism. H.:
tried to make it plain that, in his
opinion, .Mr. Roosevelt knew most of
the charges to he groundless.
"if I consulted my own wish," ?aid
the President. "1 would he silent under
Mr. Roosrsvclt's attack and trust to th.:
future to vindicate me.
"But I represent a cause.; i represent
the Republican party, that stands for
wise progress under the Constitution,
and stands for liberty regulated by
law. I must do my duty and answer
tho charges off Mr. Roosevelt. Tt Is
not a pleasant thtnjr t? do. In ordi?
nary circumstances tt is not dignified
for the President of the t'nlted States
to enter Into a peraojjal controversy.
But T am forced against the wall wltih
my back to li. and I'm bound, if I have
anv manhood, to fitrht."
The Pr?sident ?poUe with evident
emotion. As he warmed up to his sub?
ject he grew r*d in the face with
anger.
I Tfe referr.-d directly to many of
! Roosevelt's charg-ss, which he _an
?*w-er.>d in Boston la-s.t night: his al
! leged friendship for Senator oorlmer.
I of Illinois, and for the "hosses" In vn
irlotis states: to the declaration that
[he Ms In favor of an oligarchy and
ngainst government by the peop'e. and
to many others
"The thine; that sinks deepest In
; my heart." said the President, "is the
j charge that I am an oligarch nnd
?don't .believe in the ability of the
' people of the Unit Ad State.? t., kov.
I em themselves, ff there is anything
1 have pride In It Is that I am an
American citizen and n part of the
American government that has shewn
I itself the finest and best an 1 most
1beneficial in the world."
Taking up the charge that he was
(Continued on Third Page)
I-??"~- I
A Complete Story of the
j TITANIC DISASTER
In response to a widespread demand for a continuous, complete story of
! the wreck that has stunned the world,
j
The Times-Dispatch To-Morrow
I will issue a SPECIAL SIX-PAGE SECTION, which will be dramatically
illustrated and include
THE TIMES-DISPATCH'S STORIES BY THE WIRELESS
OPERATORS OF THE TITANIC AND CARPATHIA
These features stand out as the most important and graphic tales of this great
disaster yet told, and their repetition in this section will add to its completeness
and value as a permanent record. Every one who gets it will wish to pre?
serve this section of
SUNDAY'S THE TIMES-DISPATCH
There is sure to be a bi& demand for this edition. Order your copy to-day.
Out ot town dealers should order by telegraph.
cn.\ni.i;s m. ii\Ys.
GLAD HIS FATHER
DIED HERO'S DEATH
Bravery of Colonel John Jacob
Asior Is Most Comfort?
ing to Son.
HAS HEARD NO JARRING WORD
Youthful Head of Famous House
Hears That Body Has
Been Found.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
N'ew York. April 26.?Notified to-day
of the recovery of the body of hi;'
father, as related In a dispatch from
St. .lohn?. N. V.. William Vincent
Astor. talked to a reporter at the
Astor hemc. No. 4S10 fifth Avenue.
He denied many rumors and reports
that have been published, stating
frankly just what has been occurring
In the family since his stepmother
was brought home from aboard the
CarpatiitM.
The young mnn was trcmondously
eager to hear an authorized version
Of how Colonel Astor had conducted
himself aboard the Titanic In tho
midst of tho awful moments that
attended ihe crash with the iceberg,
and the lowering away of the boats.
Stories Arc t'ntrue.
"Stories that Mrs. Astor has told us
all what happened as she recalled It
are utterly untrue." said the young
(Continued .on Eighth Page.)
ismon STRAUS.
HALIFAX AWAITS
VESSEL OF DEATH
Mackay-Bennctt Is Coming In
With Its Cargo of
Corpses.
TIME OF ARRIVAL UNCERTAIN
Among the Bodies Recovered
Are Those oi Astor, Straus
and Hays.
Halifax, X. S.. April 26.?Halifax Is
waiting in funeral pail, the arrival of
the cable ship Mackay-Bennctt with Its
cargo of dead from the Titanic. Ho?
tels are crowded with the bereavid,
and every train i,rlng.s additional rela?
tives of victims.
When the flouting morgue Will arrive
was uncertain to-night, for no wireless
direct from the vessel was rccelvsd
here during the day. and advices front
the White Star Line o Hives tit Now
York varied from a-s early as to-mor?
row morning and ua late as Monduy
noon.
Prominent among those here are
Captain Richard Roberts, of Colonel
John Jacob Astor's yacht, seeking his
late employer's body, which has been
identified; Samuel Wallach, bi'olher-ln
1 law of Henry B. Harris, whose bo-Jy
has not been reported; George B. Wide
mr, Jr., and party, who await the body
of tho Philadelphia capitalist, and H.
?!. Kellcy, vice-president of the Grand
Trunk Hallway, whose p.-csldont.
Charles M. Hays. Is among the recov?
ered ilead.
Maurice Rothschild, of New York,
seeks the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Isi?
dor Straus and Benjamin Guggenheim;
Joseph Richardson, of Philadelphia,
. hopes to tind tho body of Second Vice
I President Thayer, of tho Pennsylvania;
I Karl Li. R?chling, of Trenton, N. J., Is
I ready to identify the body of Wash?
ington A. R?chling, of engineering
fame: R. A. Fortune, of Mont teal, will
claim the bodies of Mark Fortune and
Charles Fortune.
\o Inquiries About Stead,
No inquiries concerning the body of
William T. Stead, the eminent English
journalist, has been received here to?
night. If recovered, it will he held
pending Instructions from England. J.
W*. Uagsdale, United States consul here.
Is prepared to tak? charge of the body
of Major Archibald W\ H?tt, although
he has rscclved no instructions from
Washington. ? is understood, how?
ever, that Major WJnshlp, an Intimate
friend of Major Butt, will arrive be?
fore the Mackay-Bennctt docks.
All the usual formalities have heon
waived, so there will ba no delay in
moving bodies promptly as they urn
claimed. An express company will
transport tho dead from here free of
charge, and the White Stnr 1,1 ne will
see to it that bodies of victims who
lived in England or on the Continent
are sent where their relatives desig?
nate.
It Is doubtful whether messages from
the funeral ship mean that all bodies
so far recovered will be brought to
port. Some of the steerage may have
been sunk after being picked up. oth?
ers may have been so mutilated as to
rend< r bringing them to land Inexpedi?
ent. )
For the many that probably will re?
main unclaimed the White star officials
have arranged for their burial here,
after kcraplng the unidentified victims
for a fortnight.
The body of W. 11. Harrison, private
tie.cratary to J. Bruce Ismay, which has
been recovered, will he sollt to his
home near Liverpool, under Instruc?
tions received by the White Star Line
agents here to-day. I
ASTOR'S BODY FOUND
Itemalns of Straus nod Hiijm Also
Tnken From Vinter.
New Vork. April 26.?Tho bodies of
f'olonol John Jacob Astor und Isldor
Straus, the millionaire merchant of
this city, and C. M. Hays, president of
tin- Orand Trunk Railway, who lost
their lives In tho Titanic disaster, have
been recovered and tire on hoard the
cable ship Mackay-Hennott. News of
tlto recovery of the bodies was con?
tained In a dispatch to ilia White Star
l.lno Company to-day.
The dispatch gives: the additional
Identification of forty-nine of the here?
tofore unknown recovered dend .on
tho cableshlp. Amons others the body
of Colonel John jncoh Astoi- anil
Isidor Straus, have been embalmed.
Of the 'J0.'> dead on board the Muckny
nennetl the names of ninety.one have
been sent ashore by wireless. The
dispatch, which came through the
steamer Caledonia and the Cape Race
station, read as follows:
"Ismay, oarc White star Lino, Now
York.
"Further names; William Ale, F.
Dutton, J. Stone. Phillip J. Stokes.
Edwin If. Petty, William Dnshwood,
W llnnton. Thomas Anderson. A.
, (Continued on* Third Pag*.}.
DISTRESS SIGNALS
OF TITANIC SEEN
Bi crawi
Only Twenty Miles Away
but Refused to Go
to Rescue.
CAPTAIN ADMITS
SEEING ROCKETS
Engineman Makes Sensational
Charge Against Chief Officer
of Steamer, Telling Senate
Committee That Victims of
White Star Liner Might Have
Been Saved if Calls for Help
Had Been Heeded?Captain
Enters Vigorous Denial.
Washington, April 20.?Ablaze wltk
light from her saloons and cabins, th?
Titanic dashed full speed aheai to her
destruction, according t? Ernest Gill,
a, donkey mginchian on the.steamer
Oallfornian, who testified to-day be?
fore the Senate comniltteo Invcstigal-:
ing tlie disaster.
Gill said that Captain Stanley Lord,
of the Calltornlan, refused later to go
to the aid of tile Titan!., til - rockets
from which could lie plainly seen.
Tins Captain Hord denied, but both ho
and his wireless operator acknawl
odged having seen rockets. Their ship,
they s.c.id. was Cast in the ice.
Gill submitted an alHdavlt to the
commute,., and when sworn and put.
on tlie stand, stuck to his charges
against the captain ot the Cultfot'rilan.
He said lie was standing on the deck
late Sunday night, when he sighted a
great ship SWeopIng along at top speed
about t.-n miles ofT. He did not know
it was the Titanic, but he made' out
readily that it iwas not a freighter or
ii small vessel because of thu manner
In which it wus Illuminated.
Some time later he saw distress
rockets on the horizon. ii - says tho
captain was apprised of these signals,
but made no effort to get up steam and
ko to the rescue. Tlie Calltornlan was
drifting with the floe. So indignant
did he become, said (Jill, that he en?
deavored to recruit a committee of
protest from among the crew, but tho
men failed him.
About 'fen Miles Atvay.
"1 saw the ship which I took to bo
the Titanic," said dill, "some lime be?
fore midnight. She was about ten
tulles away, and iwent past us appar?
ently at full spaed. ?be was a big
ship, and 1 saw two tiers of lights. The
Californian at the Itme was caught In
the field ice. Us engines were, stopped,
and she was drifting with the floe."
The vessel. Gill testified, must have
been plainly viable to the bridge and
i la- lookouts, as well as the rockets
which were sent up later from the ves?
sel. The Callfornlan's captain, he aald,
paid no attention to the distress sig
I nals, und his refusal to get up steam
i and go 10 the aid of the stronger so
incensed tlie crew that Gill tried to
organize k protest from the party
among the men. He failed, ho said,
because they feared "to lose their;
jobs."
From the rockets. Gill judged tho
I distressed ship to be not more than,
twenty miles off. He described th?
rockets, his description tallying with
that given by Fourth Ofllcer Boxhall,
of tho Titanic, who sent them aloft.
t'upt.iin Lord entered a sweeping de?
nial of GUI's accusations, and read
from the Californliin's log to support
his contention.
Cyril Fvans, the Callfornlan's wire?
less operator, told of hearing much
talk among the crew, who were criti?
cal of the captain's course. Gill, ho
said, told him he. expected to get 1500
for his story when the ship reached,
lioston.
Told to "Keep On*."
Fvans told of having warned tho
Titanic, only a brief time before tho
great vessel crashed into the berg,
thut the sea was crowded with ice.
The Titanlc's operators, he Paid, at;
the time were working with the wire?
less station at Cape Uace. and thoV
told him to "shut up" and "keep out."
Within a half-hour the pride of ths
sen was crumpled n:td sinking.
It developed to-day that one reform
that is certain to spring from tho
present Investigation will be enforced
in the wireless room of ships entering
or leaving ports. This concerns laelc
of authority over the operators, pay.
hours and freedom from responsibility,
as brought out by the testimony lo>
dale. Senator Smith, its chairman, an?
nounced publicly to-day that such,
such legislation was inevitable.
I Senator Smith rend into the record
i he following note from Operator
' Young, of the United States Naval
! Wireless station at the New York
?ittvy yard:
"Carputhla would at no time ac?
knowledge rccepl of messages from
navy ships or stations. This station
called them at ,">.3H I'. M.. April IS.
when she was trying to get into
communication with New York sta?
tions, but her operator refused to
I take any assistance from us. Thi<
was the only station she could work
al that time as no other station would
hear her.
(Signed) / "YOUNG.
Operator."
Captain Stanley Lord, of the Cull*
ifornian, then took the stand. He hid
?brought the log of the California",
j With him from Boston, and read from
I the record. The entries Include sev?
eral references to icebergs.
"Did you try to got Into communi?
cation with the Titanic on Sundor
night?" asked Senator Smith.
"Yes, sir, about 10.15 that night,
ship's time'. Wo told him we worn
surrounded by Id- and had stopped."
"Did the Titanic acknowledge thai
message"''
"Yes. sir. it told u? to 'shut up ot
keep out', or something like, that."
"Old you have further communl
(.Continued ok Ulghth I'age.j

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