SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE,
|UNITED STATES SENATE,|
|Washington, D. C.|
NEW YORK, April 15 .
| (Add Titanic)--A dispatch received here from Halifax, N. S., this morning reports that all the passengers of the Titanic had left the steamship after 3.30 o'clock this morning.
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MONTREAL, April 15 .
|The Montreal Star to-day says that an unofficial dispatch from Halifax stated that word had been received there that the Titanic was still afloat and was making her way slowly toward Halifax.|
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MONTREAL, April 15 .
| The local office of Horton Davidson, one of the Titanic passengers, has received the following wireless message:
"All passengers are safe and Titanic taken in tow by the Virginian."
|Wireless advices from steamship Virginian said last word from wireless telegrapher on Titanic was received at 3.05 o'clock this morning. He said women and children were being taken off in calm sea. It is thought that Titanic wireless has failed, due to some local cause.|
|Lloyd's were ne------- reinsuring Titanic cargo for to-day, but demanding premium of 50 per cent.|
|Wireless station here early to-day got message from S. S. Olympic stating damage to Titanic was great.|
|Wireless message received 10 o'clock this morning said that two vessels were standing by Titanic, and the big vessel's passengers had been taken off.|
|Information given out here states Titanic carried about $5,000,000 in bonds and diamonds.|
CANSO, NOVA SCOTIA.
|At 2 o'clock the Titanic, having transferred her passengers to the Parisian and Carpathia, was being towed to Halifax by the Virginian.|
|JOHN B. THAYER AMONGST SURVIVORS.|
|Wireless dispatch just received by family of John B. Thayer, vice president Pennsylvania Railroad, states Mr. Thayer, Mrs. Thayer, and their son were saved, and are on board the Carpathia.|
| Early to-day a wireless was picked up from steamship Olympic, which confirmed the report that steamer Carpathia with 866 survivors of Titanic, mostly women and children, is being rushed to New York. The message ends as follows:
"Grave fears are felt for safely of balance of passengers and crew."
|It was announced here at White Star Line local office that a wireless had been received from St. Johns, New Brunswick, stating steamship Virginian is making for that port. It is thought she may have some survivors of Titanic on board.|
|It is officially announced Lord and Lady Duff-Gordon were traveling on steamship Titanic incognito as Mr. and Mrs. Morgan.|
| Expressing his horror at reports of Titanic disaster, Chairman Alexander, of House Committee on Merchant Marine, said that if it was shown there were not more than enough lifeboats aboard the ship than to save one-third of passengers immediate steps would he taken to close American ports to all vessels which did not carry sufficient life-saving apparatus to save all on board.
Regarding report that wireless communication with the wrecked vessel and ships which went to her rescue was interrupted by amateurs, Mr. Alexander said a bill would shortly be reported from his committee to regulate radio communication and prevent such interference in future.
|Following up demand of the Times that Central News produce originals of wireless messages to effect that all passengers had been placed on board steamship Parisian and that Titanic was being towed by steamship Virginian, Col. Yate, Unionist member of House of Commons, has given notice that he will ask postmaster general if his attention has been called to said message and whether original of it could be traced.|