(The subcommittee met at 10 o'clock a. m.)
When we closed the hearing yesterday afternoon Mr. Boxhall, the third officer of the Titanic, was on the stand. It had been the intention of the committee to recall him this morning and the reason for not doing so is the following note:
APRIL 23, 1912.
This is to certify that Mr. J. B. Boxhall, third officer of the Titanic, is under my professional care and treatment and that, in my opinion, he is physically unable to appear before the Senate investigating committee today.
CHARLES C. MARBURY, M.D.
We will take a recess at this time until half-past 3.
(Thereupon, at 2.25 p. m., the committee took a recess until 3.30 p.m.)
The subcommittee reconvened at 3.55 o'clock p. m., Senator William Alden Smith (chairman), presiding.
Mr. Fleet, I will not have you resume the stand immediately. I want to put Maj. Peuchen on.
With the committee's consent, we will take a recess until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Mr. Fleet, you will be excused until 10 o'clock tomorrow.
(At 5.40 o'clock p. m. the subcommittee adjourned until tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, 1912, at 10 o'clock a. m.)