steamship Majestic, of the White Star line, and long since retired, declares
that he has seen Captain Smith, commander of the Titanic, on the street
here, and addressed him. He said he knew him well, having served under him
Captain Smith, he said, was nattily attired when he saw him, and carried a
suit case. When accosted by name, Pryal says, the captain replied "How do
you do, shipmate? I am in a hurry now, and can't stop."
He was then taking the train for Washington. Pryal bears a good reputation
here. He insists his story is true.
Pryal is under the care of a physician, suffering from nervous shock brought
on by the experience. His physician declares he is absolutely sane.