Wednesday, 26 July 2017

HOPES AND FEARS.

The Advertiser, Adelaide, 9 August, 1909.

HOPES AND FEARS.
GREAT ANXIETY IN MELBOURNE.
Melbourne, August 8.
Until 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 11
a.m. to 8 p.m. to-day Messrs. John 
Sanderson & Co., local agents for the 
missing steamer Waratah, kept their 
offices open in the hope that they might 
receive cable message announcing news
of the vessel, but none came, and the tired 
clerks in attendance returned once more to 
their homes to-night disappointed and dejected
at not being able to relieve the troubled
feelings of the now almost heart-broken
relatives and friends of persons on board
the steamer.
To-day a record of telephone messages
and personal enquiries was kept by Mr.
Quinn, the passenger clerk, at the agents'
office, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. he
totalled them out at 433 telephone enquiries, 
and 131 personal enquirers. This shows 
what immense public interest is taken in 
the fate of the missing vessel and her 
passengers.



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