Archive for Sunday, April 15, 2012

100 years ago: White Star official issues soothing, but false, report

April 15, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 15, 1912:

  • "New York -- Vice-President Franklin [of the White Star line] said at four o'clock that he had definite information that all the passengers had been transferred from the Titanic. Wireless dispatches report that the passenger monster White Star liner, which struck an iceberg off the Newfoundland coast last night, were being transferred aboard the steamer Carpathia, a Cunarder. Already twenty boat loads of the Titanic's passengers have been transferred aboard the Carpathia and allowing 40 to 60 persons to each life boat, 800 to 1200 persons have already been taken on board.... The latest reports indicate that the transference of the passengers is being carried on successfully and safely. The sea is smooth and the water is calm. It is probable that all of the passengers of the Titanic are safe. While badly damaged, the Titanic is still afloat and is reported to be making her way toward Halifax under her own steam."
  • "Saturday night and Sunday were busy times for the local police department and when Judge Benson convened his court this morning he found a goodly collection of cases of varying importance awaiting decisions. The effects of spring were very noticeable Saturday night and the three night officers, Silverthorn, Smith and Vaughn, were kept busy all night to see that the peace of the city was kept, but even then there were many occasions for arrests."


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 2 months ago

Not much has changed in the pass 100 years on reporting of news by our leaders and the people who feed them info------

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