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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1912, Image 2

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down with the ship. r
It has been yerydHncult to get
messages from the Chester. Ama
teur wireless operators all along
the t;oast persist in interfering
with messages, and breaking the
circuit.
But - the message reprinted
above is taken as authentic here,
and so thoroughly believed that
many of the relatives -who have
literally lived in the White Star
offices since Monday broke down
tin its receipt, and went weeping
home.
Even the White Star officials
are beginning reluctantly to ad
mit that the number of rescued
may fall below 700, and that there
is only the barest of bare chances
that any of the noted men aboard
the liner were saved.
The wireless message that first
blighted the hopes of the waiting
friends of passengers came at
1 :10 this afternoon. It was from
Winfield Thompson, Boston
newspaper man, a passenger
aboard the liner Franconia, which
has been in communication with
the Carpathia.
The message in full follows :
"The S. S. Franconia estab
lished communication with the
Carpathia at 6:10 New York
time Wednesday morning. At
that hour Carpathia was 489
miles east of Ambrose light, and
was making thirteen knots. She
was in no need of assistance. The
Carpathia has 705 survivors of
Titanic on board. The Franconia
is relaying personal messages
from survivors to Sable Island."
All of yesterday's reports of the .
number of survivors aboard the'
Carpathia read either 866 or 86S.
It may be that some mistake was
made in relaying the message
from the Fraconia today. Or the
mistake may have been madejin
relaying yesterday. Yesterday 's
more likelv.
Saved Mrs. John Jacob Astor,
21 -year-old-bride of a few months
who was returnine to America
with her husband.
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