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know whether they were Marconigrams that had come the previous day, on the Saturday? - (A.) No, they came on the Sunday. (Q.) Are you quite sure of that? - (A.) Yes. (Q.) Did you read them? - (A.) Yes, I read one - yes. (Q.) You read one, but you did not read the other? - (A.) No, not to remember what was on it.” Now, do you mean to represent that when you were asked those questions you thought Mr. Scanlan was asking about the tank steamer? - No, I do not know what he was relating to. 17039. The next question was: “With respect to the one that you did read, can you tell us what was on it? - (A.) No, no more than it stated. “Ice in longitude 40 to 51 W.” (Q.) Where did it come from? - (A.) I have no idea.” Is that the best you can tell us about that matter? - That is it. The Commissioner: That looks as if he had only read one telegram. The Solicitor-General: Yes, but that is a plain question. 17040. (Sir Robert Finlay - To the Witness.) You went off duty at 8? - Yes. (The Witness withdrew.) HAROLD GODFREY LOWE, Recalled. Further examined by Sir ROBERT FINLAY. 17041. You were on duty from 6 to 8? - I was. 17042. Did you ever hear anything about a message from the “Amerika” to be sent on to Cape Race about ice? - No. 17043. Or about a message from the “Mesaba”? - No. Examined by the SOLICITOR-GENERAL. 17044. You have told us before about the chit that you saw, the little piece of paper on the chart room table. Can you tell us when you saw it? - I suppose it must have been shortly after 6. 17045. Shortly after 6? - Yes. 17046. What had it on it actually? - It had the word “ice,” and then a position underneath the word “ice.” 17047. What do you mean by a “position”? - That means to say a latitude and a longitude. 17048. (The Commissioner.) Where the ice was? - Where the ice was, my Lord, yes. 17049. (The Solicitor-General.) Did you recognise the writing? - I did not. I suppose I only looked at it casually. 17050. I think you told us before that when you saw it, you reckoned on the chart when you would get to it? - I did not say when we would meet it; I said that I worked it out mentally, and that I found that we should not come to that position during my watch from 6 to 8. That is what I meant to imply. 17051. I think that is exactly what you said. You are quite right. You cannot tell us more about it than that? - I cannot. 17052. I will put the same question to you, and that is the only other thing I want to know. How many reports about ice - I am not talking about tank steamers - did you hear of? - I do not remember having heard of any, and that is the only one that I saw. They may have been on the notice board, and I may not have looked at the notice board. I do not remember looking at the notice board, and that is the only paper or note that I saw referring to ice, as I have stated. (The Witness withdrew.) (Adjourned to tomorrow at 10.30 o’clock.)
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