Major Peuchen : AGONIZED WAITING IN TORONTO FOR THE SHIP THAT PASSED IN THE NIGHT

The Evening Telegram

"SAILING ON THE TITANIC"

Major Peuchen is Safe.

Well Known Business and Military Man is Listed as Being Among the Survivors--Nothing Definite

"Major Arthur G. Peuchen, 599 Jarvis street, whose name appears in the list of survivors, is well known in business and military circles in Toronto.  The greatest anxiety still exists as to his safety in the minds of his wife, relations and business colleagues.  The wireless despatches have been so contradictory and indefinite that further confirmatory information is eagerly awaited."

"Sailing on Titanic."  "That is the brief cablegram Mrs. Peuchen received from her husband at Southampton a week ago to-day, and while his name does not appear in the list of passengers cabled from London there is little doubt that he secured a berth for the maiden trip of the mammoth ocean liner.  Before leaving for England on a month's business trip, Major Peuchen indicated to Mr. Alexander Greig, the secretary of the Standard Chemical Iron and Lumber Company, of which the Major was president and general manager, that he would endeavor to book a passage on the largest and newest steamer."

NOTHING DEFINITE

"Mr. Greig was in constant telegraphic communication with New York this morning, but was unsuccessful in getting anything more definite than the list of survivors as published in the morning papers.  Mrs. Peuchen, her son aged 15, and daughter, aged 6, (sic), remained up all night, anxiously waiting further information of the disaster.  Weakened by the great tension and the fearful foreboding Mrs. Peuchen is in a state of collaspe to-day and is unable to be downstairs."

"Major Peuchen was the only Toronto man among the first-class passengers.  The fact that his name does not appear in the list, would point to his booking at the last moment, possibly occupying the cabin reserved for Mr. A. O. Beardmore, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Wood, all of whose names appear in the list, but who are definitely known by their families not to been on board."

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Arthur Godfrey Peuchen

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