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past and to the “Titanic,” and you must be satisfied with it forming the subject of a recommendation to the Committee. Mr. Edwards: That, if I may say so with respect, is subject to my dealing with what is raised in the correspondence. The Commissioner: It is subject, as I said just now, to your showing anything when we come to the correspondence to lead me to take a different view. I shall keep my mind open upon it. Now what would you like me to do. Would you like me to rise now or sit to hear you out. Mr. Edwards: Frankly, I do not think I can finish now at a convenient time. The Commissioner: Very well, then I think under those circumstances we will rise. Sir Robert Finlay: I have heard from my friend Mr. Dunlop, who is going to address your Lordship with regard to the “Californian,” that it would suit him better if I followed Mr. Edwards and that he should speak later. There can be no objection to that of course. The Commissioner: None at all. Mr. Dunlop’s case has nothing to do with you. Sir Robert Finlay: No; so I propose, subject to your Lordship’s approval, to address the Court tomorrow as soon as Mr. Edwards has finished. The Commissioner: Very well. My colleague, Mr. Chaston cannot be here tomorrow, but it makes no difference I think. Sir Robert Finlay: I think we have agreed there is no objection to be taken on that score. (Adjourned to tomorrow, at 10.30 o’clock.)
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