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9851. (The Solicitor-General.) What were the orders to pass along? - He passed several orders. To me he said, “Go along to your rooms and get your people about.” 9852. Would your rooms be the third class passengers’ rooms? - Yes. 9853. Which part of the third class accommodation is it that you were responsible for? - Section K and part of M, the adjoining section, on E deck. 9854. That is part of the after third class accommodation? - Yes. 9855. K and M? - Yes. The Solicitor-General: Does your Lordship see on the plan of the E deck there is the letter “K” marked in that alleyway? The Commissioner: I see it. 9856. (The Solicitor-General.) And then further aft again M. (To the Witness.) They use those letters K and M, and the other letters of the alphabet to indicate the different watertight compartments? - No. 9857. Do not they lie between two watertight bulkheads? - Yes, there are two watertight bulkheads at the afterpart of the beginning of the third class. 9858. I thought K lay between two, and M between two others, and so on? - Yes, that is quite correct, K lies between two. 9859. (The Commissioner.) And M lies between two? - No, M lies between the afterpart and one bulkhead. 9860. (The Solicitor-General.) We mean the same thing, I think, Mr. Hart. I thought we noticed when we went to see the ship that they used the letters of the alphabet to indicate the different compartments right along? - That is it. 9861. Anyhow, your third class passengers were in the K section and in the M section? - Part of M, yes. 9862. Are the third class passengers accommodated in different parts of the ship according as they are single men or married couples, and so on? - Yes. 9863. And what is it you had in your section? - I had part single women and part married. 9864. Married couples, I suppose? - Yes. 9865. How many third class passengers had you in your sections altogether? - Somewhere about 58. 9866. (The Commissioner.) Altogether? - Altogether. 9867. Men and women? - All told. 9868. (The Solicitor-General.) That would be including children? - All told. 9869. And of those 59, how many would be in the married couples’ part? - How many married couples, do you mean? 9870. Yes, or put it the other way, you have a certain number of married men with their wives and families and a certain number of single women. Just divide it up? - At the same time we had some married women travelling with their children. 9871. Give me some guide? - I will give you a rough estimate. 9872. Take your 58? - I had about nine married couples with children. 9873. I understand you had no single men? - No, no single men. 9874. That would mean that you had got nine men? - Nine husbands travelling with their wives. 9875. Nine husbands altogether? - Yes. 9876. And the rest would be either ladies travelling alone, or wives or children? - Yes. 9877. (The Commissioner.) Of the 58, nine were men? - Nine were men. 9878. All the others were women or children? - Yes. 9879. (The Solicitor-General.) When you got those instructions just tell us what you did? - The chief third class steward was there, and he said “Get your people roused up and get lifebelts
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