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Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blatch, president of the
.Political Woman's union, is of the opinion that every
woman should have been placed in lifeboats before
my man should think ot saving nis own me.
"The terrible loss of life," she adds, "is the result
)f man's failure to make laws which safeguard him
self and family. Therefore, he alone should bear the
mrden. which in this case was the sacrifice of life."
When asked whether it would be still "Women
First" if equal suffrage were an established fact,
Irs. Blatch answered: "lhen we would nave laws
equiring plenty lifeboat space, and there would be
.o need of such -a custom.
Mrs. James Lees Laidlow, prominent American
suffragist, and an officer of the national
Mrs. Blatch. woman's suffrage party, thinks different
ly. She says;
The only place where I can conceive of a womar
leaving" her husband to die while she is saved is when
she is an expectant mother, or where she has a youm
child, so young as to be dependent upon her."
"Women should always be considered," savs th
Baroness De Bazus, who was Mrs. Frank Leslie, wife
of the famous publisher. "They should be saved first
They are the mothers of the world. Personally,
though, I wonder that every woman didn't try to stav
with her husband to the end. Love should strengthen Baroness De
in danger." ' . Bazus
"Let us not forget," insists Mrs. Blatch, "that it miglit easily
require as great heroism to go and leave a dear husband on a sink
ing ship, as for the husband to stay and see his wife go."
today, when White Star , linen
Laurentic wirelessed it had seen
no sign of bodies or wreckage
while" crossing Grand Banks.
Many had hoped Laurentitc
would pick up a few survivors on
rafts, or at least, bring in bodies
of those who perished.
"This is a man's game, and I'll
play it to the end. Tell my wife
I played the game straight to the
end, and, that no womanwas left
off b&ardthe-' ship bVcause Ben
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Fund being raised in London
for Titanic survivors reached
$250,000 today. Growing con
stantly. "Certain England's con
tribution will be more than half
a ' million dollars. Prince of
Wales contributed $1,250 today
from his personal funds.
-Hope1 of recovering mirfe. bod
ies vof Titanic victiMs"Vrttfed:tiere