Still missing a complete list of the italian's shipwreked

Corriere della Sera

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The enrolment of the waiters for the "Titanic"

London, 17 April, night

Till midnight no one new list of the survivors has reached, so except for Portaluppi and Peracchi, it seems that none of the italians have rescued. This night in London 50 italians family suffer the pain for the most distressing anguish.
The general director of the restaurant on Olimpic and Titanic, Mr. Gatti, was one of the most respected member of the italian community (or colony). Twenty years of honest and hard work made him position enviable and give him a wide comfort. Now everything makes fear that he has die. He has in London wife and many children.
Desolation is also in the home of Urbino's wife, thah is still wery weak and feverish.
To make more cruel anguish and uncertainty for many italians family, is the fact, deplorable, that there's only a partial list of the italian crew boarded on Titanic.The waiters were selected only at the last moment among the staff of the main London's hotels and restaurant on Mr. Gatti request, and because the departure's day of Titanic from Southempton was imminent, there was no time to inform the Company's direction the complete list of the enrolled crew. Mr. Gatti have this list with him, and reserved himself to telegraph to White Star Line's general Direction at Southampton from New York.
There was an italian waiter, Venturini, that can consider himself miracolously saved. He telephoned me this night (note there's no name of the writer of this article, that is indicated as a particular service of the corriere della sera) from Newcastle , where he lives, telling me that he decided not to board on Titanic only at the last time. He was enrolled with other 20 mates by Mr. Gatti and accepted gladly the new employement, hoping for good profits.
But at the departure's eve, for a misunderstanding, he didn't received, as the others enrolled, the White Star Line's confirmation telegram. He thoughts that the Company have renounced to him and accepted another offer (work).

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) Still missing a complete list of the italian's shipwreked (Corriere della Sera, Thursday 18th April 1912, ref: #1225, published 28 August 2003, generated 25th July 2021 07:41:20 AM); URL :