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list to port.” There is a good deal of evidence which your Lordship will hear about it. 5483. (Mr. Cotter - To the Witness.) Did you see anything of these men - the restaurant people? - No. 5484. You did not see them? - No. Examined by Mr. EDWARDS. 5485. You said you rescued certain people from a collapsible boat which was in a sinking condition. Do you know what was the matter with the collapsible boat? - I should think the sides had not been fixed properly. 5486. You do not know of your own knowledge? - No. 5487. Can you give the name of any single one of the persons who was transferred from that collapsible boat to your boat? - Yes. 5488. Will you give the names? - Brown. 5489. What is he? - First-class Steward. 5490. Can you give any other name? - Lucas, First-class Steward. 5491. Anybody else? - And the First-class Barber. 5492. Do you know his name? - Gus Whiteman. [August Weikman.] 5493. Anybody else? - No. Examined by Mr. LEWIS. 5494. How close were you to the spot where the “Titanic” sank when you picked up the three men? - Well, I could not tell you the exact spot where she went down, but we were pretty well near her, because when we rowed to these three persons there was wreckage all round us. 5495. You could only find three to pick up? - Who were shouting. 5496. You made every possible effort, I take it? - Our officer did the finest action he could have done. 5497. If there had been more you would have picked them up. Examined by Mr. LAING. 5498. You are a First-class Steward? - Yes. 5499. Would you be in a position to hear orders given to the Third-class Stewards? - No. 5500. With regard to the restaurant people, are they a separate gang altogether, a separate body? - Yes. 5501. Under some separate person? - Yes. 5502. Nothing to do with the stewards as stewards? - No. 5503. Were there any foreigners among the stewards - among the First or Second or Third- class Stewards, apart from the restaurant? - Yes, one or two. 5504. What were they? - Saloon Waiters. 5505. Could they talk English? - Oh, yes, very good. The Attorney-General: I have no question. (The Witness withdrew.)
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