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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1912, Image 3

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AlTklnds of messages are com
ing ashore all the time, hut it
would not be fair to publish some
of them. There are too many
amateurs at work, arid all unsign
ed messages are being disregard
ed entirely.
Possibly the White Star offi
cjals coqld give more authentic
news than anyone -else, only
the Whife Star officials will not
give it.
Captain Ro.stron, of the Car
pathia, sent a wireless despatch
to his owners as soon as he reach
ed the scene "and found the Ti
tanic had sunk. That message
was held up for nearly twenty-'
four hours.
At the Cunard line offices to
day it was suggested that this
message had to "be relayed
through the Olympic to the land
station. The officials refused to
say whether tfiey believed it had
been held up by the Titartic's sis
ter ship.
Both in public anH marine cir
cles today there is bitter anger
at the attitude of the White Star
officials.
Suggestions that powerful in
fluence's prevented the news of
the'rdisaster reaching the world
while the stock market was open
on Monday were common.
It even has been intimated that
misleading wireless . messages
were sent o'ut deliberately that
the inipression the Titanic was
safe would be upheld during the
hours the European and Ameri
canmarkets were open.
When asked point blank if it
.were. true that J. P. Morgan, jr.,
M I. 1m v-
Probably Lost Frank D. Mil
let, noted artist, war correspond
ent and "soldier of fortune."
knew of the sinking of the Titanic
Monday, and that he had de
manded and forced the suppres
sjon of the news until thes stock
market closed, Viqe President
Franklin of the White Stai-com
pany made a positive denial. l
Franklin claimed that neither he
nor Morgan knew the Titanic had
sunk until 6 o'clock" Monday
night.
When it was "pointed out to
Franklin that the Cunard ,pcople
said" the news of the disaster
reached this city at 8 o'clock
Monday morning, he replied :
"We did not have any such in
formation and we believed the hn-
er was-unsinkable and therefore
safe." ,
The Cu.nartl line received a
wireless relayed fiom the Carpa-

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