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and put them on the boat deck. 17981. I think you told us you were one of the first class bedroom stewards? - Yes. 17982. Did you see any of the stewards of the second or third class carry out the order which had been given? - No. 17983. And you know nothing about what took place there? - No. 17984. So far as you were concerned, you attended to the first class? - Yes. 17985. Did you know before you left the “Titanic” that the “Carpathia” was coming to the assistance of the “Titanic”? - No. 17986. You had not been told anything about it? - No. Examined by Mr. ROBERTSON DUNLOP. 17987. When you saw the lights of this steamer on your port side, do you know how the “Titanic” was then heading? - I could not say what course. 17988. Not the course, but was she heading for New York or heading for Europe? - She was heading for New York. 17989. (The Commissioner.) How do you know that? - She seemed to be going the way we were going. 17990. That is another matter altogether. If she had swung round, you know, then she was not heading for New York? - I cannot say whether she had swung round or not. 17991. (Mr. Dunlop.) Did you notice whether the “Titanic” had swung round? - I did not. 17992. If the “Titanic” had swung round, do you think you would have noticed it? - No, I do not think so. 17993. Was the vessel you saw apparently heading the same way as the “Titanic” was heading? - It seemed to be coming this way, towards the “Titanic.” 17994. Was she to the southward of you, or to the northward of you? - I could not say. The Commissioner: He does not know these things; a steward does not know these things. 17995. (Mr. Dunlop.) What lights on her did you see - one masthead or two masthead lights? - Two masthead lights. 17996. How far do you estimate they were from you when you saw them first? - Between five and seven miles I should say, at the most. 17997. Did they appear to remain stationary, or go away, or come nearer to you? - They seemed to be stationary. 17998. Did you see her Morse signalling at all? - No. 17999. If she had been Morse signalling you would have noticed that, would you? - I should think so. 18000. At what time was it you first saw her? - Just after one, when the Captain pointed it out. 18001. And how long had you her under observation? - Nearly all the night. 18002. What happened to her afterwards; did she come nearer to you, or did she disappear? - I could not say. We saw the “Carpathia” coming up, and we turned round and made for that one. 18003. (The Commissioner.) Your interest in the “Californian,” if it was the “Californian,” ceased as soon as you saw the “Carpathia”? - Yes, my Lord. The Commissioner: Very naturally. 18004. (Mr. Dunlop.) When you saw the “Carpathia,” was the other vessel in sight? - No, I did not notice her. 18005. When did you lose sight of this other vessel? - Just as it got daylight. 18006. Was she so far away that you were not able at daylight to see the ship herself? - We never looked for her after that. 18007. Did you lose sight of her before you saw the “Carpathia”? - I do not remember.
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