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Andrew Carnegie Signs Resolutions of Regret for Five Members
The National Committee for the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of peace among English-speaking peoples in 1914-1915 sent out yesterday this resolution passed by the Executive Committee and signed by Andrew Carnegie, its Chairman:

["]The disaster which befell the Titanic off the Newfoundland. Banks has brought bereavement to hundreds of families on both sides of the Atlantic. To our committee, the calamity means personal loss, for five members, conspicuous in the public life of the English-speaking world, have found a final resting place in the northern sea---John Jacob Astor, Francis D. Millet, Isidor Straus, William T. Stead, and Charles M. Hays.

["]No epitaph needs to be written, no eulogy pronounced over them, for as long as the world endures their epitaph and eulogy will be found in the women and children, and their descendants, for whom these men sacrificed their lives.

["]We sympathize deeply with those who have been bereaved, but we likewise felicitate them upon the heroism which marked the last hour of those whom the English-speaking world will hold in fond and grateful remembrance.["]

The Twaalfskill Golf Club of Kingston. N. Y., of which Col. John Jacob Astor was a member, and whose links he sometimes visited, yesterday adopted resolutions of regret at his death on the Titanic. The resolutions declare that Col. Astor's last moments were characterized by "that self-sacrifice, heroism, and chivalry which are the distinguishing characteristics of American manhood."


Mark Baber, USA


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