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MYSTERY OF TAFT "GHOST SHIP" YORK | COMMITTEE TO . INVESTIGATE! MOUNT TEMPLE STORY Gen. Captain of Liner to Say if H is S h i p ' - A l Failed to Respond to Call for Help By V»ltrl By I ini \VashIng-on, April 2$--The com-! St. iuee investigating the Titanic dis-j veil aster hope to be able to solve to.'.ayl brother afterward pier at his of A. twenty Jersey, at room im- and a Col and the campaigns next effort angry president the supporters not but for principle 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 \vas the Mo«rt Teaiple, liner of the Canad Ian Pacific line, and her captain, J. H. Moore, :=, now here, m response to the committee's request, and will testify testify today as to the position of the ship the night of the great disaster. Women Could Not Jump. A sailor on the Titanic today told Chairman Smith of the investigating committee thai some of the women were not saved but were drowned because because they could not jump across the three foot space between the rail of the steamer and the swinging lifeboats. lifeboats. On Way to Testify. 'Stanley Lord and Wireless Operator Operator Higgins on the California are on their vay from Boston to testify. Too Crowded to Row. Albert Haines, a sailor on the Titanic, Titanic, and in charge of one of the boats, said he was unable to row the boat because it was too crowded and could not go to the rescue of the men in the water. Steamer Went Seven Hours uater. Ernest Hill, a sailor on the Califor nia, said he saw the Titanic's distress distress signal the night of the wreck, but that the steamer did the rescue of the Titanic until seven seven hours later. Builder Said Would Sink. Samuel Hemmy. of the Titanic crew, said that Mr. Andrews one of the builders of the Titanic, who was on board, said that when the ship hit the iceberg that the ship was sinking-'and would go down in a half hour. after On ha/i men after At S. of will committee Haugen-Murphy on Strathcona, Canada, April 26--E. W Zurich, -who crossed from Antwerp to St. John, N. B., on the Canadian Pacific Pacific railway steamer, Mount Temple has made a statement here concerning 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 Titanic at 12:15 o'clock Manday morning, when a wireless call for help was caught. Tfhia ed a* i She because fihe to visit up and Des to the candidate that make in Walliaan letter in he evidence convinced and a of Tapt. Moore changed his vessel's course at once and headed for the Titanic. Life-boats were swung from davids meanwhile and other prepar ations Tvere "made for lending assistance. assistance. The northern course was not held long however, says Mr. Zurich, because because a great field of ice loomed up ahead. It was reported among the crew and passengers, according to Mr. Zur ich, that Captain Moore made no further further -efforts to penetrate the floes, saying he could not afford to danger the 2,000 souls he had aboard his ship. Lights of Titanic Seen The statiement of Dr. Quitzrau that it no aot may may crew believed they his j ecuU see the lights of the unfortu- toj^ate Titanic is born out by Mr. pat- cele- ich. With two companion passengers he disobeyed the captain's orders whlcfe forbade ^passengers entrance upon the upper deck at any time. He is -fairly positive that they saw the masts of the Titanic, and says i? not ready to accept the assertion j Indiana | that their ship at least forty mil- es from the wrecked liner at the He thinks the Mount Temple niight tanic ety the spot before tie Ti- and this supposition he , . , _,, v.^.,- ,-,.,,---,-T, · says, seerced to have been. eiue- tain- in i ed by others on board. If Tie-Ir vessel sighted the Carpathia j ~^ Mr, Zurich said, and, i

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