From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 16, 1912:
- "The appalling magnitude of the wreck of the giant liner Titanic has been but little mitigated by the fragmentary information which has filtered in today. The rescuing steamer Carpathia has 868 survivors aboard, according to the latest news received at the offices of the White Star line. But except for this, favorable details are insignificant compared with the supreme fact that the Titanic is at the bottom of the Atlantic and that the shattered wreck took with her about 1350 victims to their death.... Hope clung desperately this morning to the belief that the steamers Virginian and Parisian of the Allan line may have picked up survivors in addition to those on board the Carpathia, but this [hope] was practically abandoned.... All hope for details of the tragedy and its effects are centered on the Carpathia. She will be in wireless communication with Sable Island tonight, with Nantucket on Thursday and she will reach New York some time Thursday night."
- "The Titanic, if placed on land in Lawrence on Massachusetts street, would have reached from the Journal-World office to the Innes store.... The deathbed of the 10 million dollar steamer, and of probably many who must have been dragged with her, is two miles at least below the surface of the sea.... Vice President Franklin of the White Star line knew the Titanic's fate yesterday afternoon; he is being criticised today for his definite reassuring declaration of yesterday, which tended as alleged to mislead the public. 'The reason I did not give it out last night,' Mr. Franklin said, 'was because it was so discouraging that I felt that it would not be right to alarm the public unnecessarily. Now that the worst is known I am willing to give it out.'"