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WHOLE WORLD -MOURNS
OVER SEA DISASTER
London, April. 16. The un
written law of the Sea, "women
and children first," was lauded on
the floor of the House of Com
mons by Prime Minister Asquith,
in a speech deploring the Titanic
"I mu,st express my deepest ad
, miration and reverence for the
carrying out of that best of 'Sea
traditions, the saing of those
least able to save themseh cs" he
Berlin, April 16. Profound
sympathy was expressed by the
Reichstag today in a discussion
of the Titanic disaster. All Ber
lin was shrouded in gloom when
news of the appalling death list
reached here. There were a score
of Germans and many American
business men who "recently were
in this city on the doomed ship.
Cherbourg, April 16. French
shipping paid mute tribute to the
Hiemoryof the lost Titanic today -
Every vessel in every French port
carried her flag at half mast.
Southampton, Eng., April 16.
This is a city of sorrow today.
The home of almost every mem
ber of the Titanic's crew of 800
Washington, D. C, April 16.
Gloom spread through the White
House today as hope went glim
mering wtih each new despatch
in regard to the Titanic catastrophe.
President Taft, deeply moved,
kept in constant communication
with the White Star line officials
in New "York, begging for "just a
word" concerning Major Archi
bald Butt, hisj military aide and
companion, who wa.s among the
hundreds who went to their death
in the sinking of the great liner.
The tragedy of the loss of the
Titanic was felt in the Hpuse.
The Rev. Henry N. Couden, the
blind chaplain of the lower as
sembly, in his opening prayer,
'asked God for more stringent
laws for the protection of those
who go down to the sea in ships.
Ann Arbor, Mich., April 16.
Captain Inman Sealby, of thcill
fated Republic, of the White Star
line, at the time it was rammed
and sunk by the steamer Florida,
expressed no surprise when he
heard of the loss of the Titanic.
"Icebergs are the most danger
ous things with which a sea cap
tain has to contend," he - said.
"They so closely resemble wa
ter, that is often is impossible to
distinguish" them. Most cap
tains 'sense' them."
Montreal, Canada, April 16.
A wireless received here says
that Charles M Hays, president
of the Grand Trunk Railroad, is
on board the Carpathia.
The Grand Trunk offices flatly
denied that they had received
any assurance of the safety "of
Hays, although messages saying
that Mrs and Miss Hays were
safe had been received.
Washington April 16. :The