POSTAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE CO.,
EXECUTIVE OFFICES; 253 BROADWAY.
New York, May 21, 1912.
Hon. WILLIAM ALDEN SMITH,
United States Senator, Washington, D. C.
DEAR SIR: In compliance with your request in regard to the wireless message from the Carpathia, announcing the sinking of the Titanic, dated April 15, but not actually delivered in New York until April 17, I write to state:
The Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. received this message at its main operating room in New York City on April 7, at 8.58 a. m., by direct wire from Montreal, and delivered it from its branch office at the Produce Exchange to the White Star office within 30 minutes from the time the message reached our lines. The telegraph department of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which sent us the message from Montreal at 8.58 a. m., on April 17, informs us that they received the message from the wireless company at Halifax, Nova Scotia, at 8.20 a. m., on the same morning. April 17.
I would add that my company has no knowledge of any person withholding any reports of the sinking of the Titanic.
C. C. ADAMS,
Vice President, Postal Telegraph-Cable Co.