Chicago Titanic Bulletins


Montreal, April 15—The local office of Horton Davidson, one of the Titanic passengers, has received the following wireless message:

“All passengers are safe and Titanic taken in tow by the Virginian.”

Chicago Evening Post, Monday, April 15, 1912, p. 1, c. 7:

New York, April 15—Vice President Franklin of the White Star Line gave out this afternoon the following message, which he had received from the Boston office of the company:
“The Allan Line, Montréal, confirms the report that the Virginian,
Parisian and Carpathia are in attendance, standing by the Titanic.”

Wireless dispatches say the transfer of the titanic’s passengers to the relief ships is proceeding successful in a moderately calm sea.

Chicago American, Monday, April 15, 1912, p. 1, c. 1:

Boston, April 15—The following wireless message was received in Boston to-day from Herbert H. Hilliard of Brighton, a passenger on the Titanic:
“Passengers all saved. Transferred to Baltic and Virginian.
New York, April 15—the liner titanic, which collided with an iceberg 1,080 miles east of New York, was being towed to Halifax, 600 miles away, at 10 a.m. by the Allan Liner Virginia, according to wireless dispatches received at numerous stations along the coast. A wireless message however, quotes Captain Smith of the Titanic as saying that the vessel is so badly damaged she cannot reach port.

Chicago American, Monday, April 15, 1912, p. 1, cs. 6-7:

Cape Race, Newfoundland, April 15—A wireless dispatch from the steamship Virginian states that Captain Smith of the Titanic has reported to that vessel that the Titanic is sinking and will be unable to make port. The captain of the Virginian did nor report at what time he expected to reach the Titanic.

Halifax, April 15—The following wireless message was received here at 4:30 a.m.:
“Most Passengers Titanic in lifeboats. Sea quiet.”

No name was signed to the message, which is believed to have been sent by one of the boats hurrying to the sinking liner.

The Titanic was still afloat at 8:30 a.m.

Cape Race, Newfoundland, April 15—The captain of the liner Olympic reported by wireless early to-day that he had been in wireless communication with the liner Titanic at 4:24 a.m.

The Olympic reported the Titanic had been basdly damaged. Captain Smith reported to the Olympic, before his wireless failed that he would trans-ship his passengers to the gfirst steamship that arrived, indicating the gravity of the situation.

Chicago Daily News, Monday, April 15, 1912, p. 1, c. 1:

[By The Associated Press]

Halifax, N. S., April 15—The Canadian government marine agency received a wireless message at 4:15 p.m. that the Titanic was sinking. The message came from the cable ship Minia of Cape Race. The steamers towing the Titanic are endeavoring to reach shoal water before she goes down.

New York, April 15—Wireless dispatches up to noon to-day showed that the passengers of the monster White Star liner Titanic, which struck an iceberg off the Newfoundland coast last night when bound from Southampton for New York, were being transferred aboard the steamer Carpathia, a Cunarder, which left New York April 13 for Naples.

Twenty boatloads of the Titanic’s passengers have been placed on the Carpathia and, allowing forty to sixty persons as the capacity of each lifeboat, 800 or 1,200 have been taken off.

Chicago Daily News, Tuesday, April 16, 1912, p. 1, cs.6-7:

[By The Associated Press]

St. Johns, N.F., April 16—All hope that any of the passengers or members of the crew of the Titanic, other than those on the Carpathia, might be alive, was abandoned this afternoon. All of the steamers which have been cruising in the vicinity of the disaster have continued on their voyages.

New York, April 16—The White Star line announced officially at 11 o’clock to-day that it had received positive news that the number of survivors on the liner Carpathia was 868. This dispatch was sent to the White Star line from the Olympic, which, it is understood, is in wireless communication with the Carpathia, proceeding to New York.

Montréal, Quebec, April 16—The Allan line has issued the following statement:

“We are in receipt of a Marconi via Cape Race from Capt. Gambell
Of the Virginian saying that he arrived on the scene of the disaster too
Late to be of service and is proceeding on his voyage to Liverpool.”

Halifax, N.S., April 16—The Sable Island cable ship Minia reported this afternoon through the wireless station here that she had sighted a great mass of wreckage, but no boats or rafts from the Titanic. This for the time being disposes of the hope that the Minia, which was anchored off Cape Race when the titanic first called for help, might have picked up some of the Titanic’s passengers.

Chicago American, Tuesday, April 16, 1912, p. 1, cs. 6-7:

Richmond, Va., April 16—“Am safe. We are entering Halifax Harbor now.” ROBERT W. DANIEL.”

The foregoing wireless message was received this morning by Mrs. J. R. V. Daniel, mother of the sender. Mr. Daniel was on the ill-fated Titanic. This is the first news that has come from any male passenger of the Titanic.


Thomas E. Golembiewski


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