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MYSTERY OF TAFT "GHOST SHIP" | COMMITTEE TO . MOUNT TEMPLE STORY Gen. Captain of Liner to Say if H is S h i p ' Failed to Respond to Call for Help By V»ltrl ini \VashIng-on, April 2$--The com-! iuee investigating the Titanic aster hope to be able to solve pier A. Jersey, at and a Col the campaigns next effort president the supporters not but for the mystery of the "ghost ship" which several witnesses have testified \va.s within -_v,o to five miles, from thje Tiitaniy -when she was calling franticallj for help. It 13 believed that this ship the Mo«rt Teaiple, liner of the Ian Pacific line, and her captain, H. Moore, :=, now here, m response the committee's request, and will testify today as to the position of ship the night of the great disaster. Women Could Not Jump. A sailor on the Titanic today Chairman Smith of the investigating committee thai some of the were not saved but were drowned because they could not jump across three foot space between the rail the steamer and the swinging lifeboats. On Way to Testify. 'Stanley Lord and Wireless Operator Higgins on the California are their vay from Boston to testify. Too Crowded to Row. Albert Haines, a sailor on the Titanic, and in charge of one of boats, said he was unable to boat because it was too crowded could not go to the rescue of in the water. Steamer Went Seven Hours uater. Ernest Hill, a sailor on the nia, said he saw the Titanic's distress signal the night of the but that the steamer did the rescue of the Titanic until seven hours later. Builder Said Would Sink. Samuel Hemmy. of the Titanic crew, said that Mr. Andrews one the builders of the Titanic, who on board, said that when the hit the iceberg that the ship sinking-'and would go down in a hour. Strathcona, Canada, April 26--E. Zurich, -who crossed from Antwerp St. John, N. B., on the Canadian Pacific railway steamer, Mount has made a statement here concerning what wag observed from the Mount Temple at sea the Sunday night the Titanic went down. According to Mr. Zurich, tpasseng- ers on board the Mount Temple heard of the distress of the at 12:15 o'clock Manday morning, when a wireless call for help caught. that make in Walliaan letter in he evidence convinced and a of Tapt. Moore changed his vessel's course at once and headed for Titanic. Life-boats were swung davids meanwhile and other prepar ations Tvere "made for lending assistance. The northern course was not long however, says Mr. Zurich, because a great field of ice loomed ahead. It was reported among the and passengers, according to Mr. ich, that Captain Moore made further -efforts to penetrate the floes, saying he could not afford to the 2,000 souls he had aboard ship. Lights of Titanic Seen The statiement of Dr. Quitzrau crew believed they his j ecuU see the lights of the toj^ate Titanic is born out by pat- ich. With two companion he disobeyed the captain's orders whlcfe forbade ^passengers entrance upon the upper deck at any He is -fairly positive that they the masts of the Titanic, and i? not ready to accept the j Indiana | that their ship at least forty es from the wrecked liner at He thinks the Mount Temple tanic ety the spot before tie and this supposition , . , _,, v.^.,- ,-,.,,---,-T, · says, seerced to have been. eiue- in i ed by others on board. Tie-Ir vessel sighted the Carpathia ~^ Mr, Zurich said, and, a- 1 -°isa-s the Mount Terrple sighted car- Mr. of ice during Ms and Mor;-fay. DP. Quitrau to Testify 2*5--Dr. Qjlt- off j zrai. who has been asked to and before the senate cotrm'ttee his gating the Titanic disaster, to Washington, last night, in tre-i rl'ance with the request from - ' - - - ! mace a circle around j Smith "I retired at of people City about P o'clock n'ght, April 14, and was by th sudden stopping of the en of the Mount Temple" Dr ran said. 'I opened the cabin and looked out. I saw a oonnk- pa?scng^rs and several stc^ardc: asked them what was wrong. told me the Titanic- had struck an berg and was sinking, and that

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  1. Iowa City Press-Citizen,
  2. 26 Apr 1912, Fri,
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