Percy White, a brother of Mrs. [sic] James B. Castle of this city, and his son, Percy White Jr., were passengers on the White Star liner Titanic, and it is feared they are among the hundreds who met death in the North Atlantic horror.
Mr. [sic] Castle learned yesterday morning by cable that they were aboard the Titanic, but another cable to relatives and the New York offices of the steamship company inquiring whether they were among the rescued brought by the Carpathia is still unanswered.
The Whites were returning from a brief visit to England. They are well-known here. With his son, Mr. White spent several months with the Castles two or three years ago. The son attended Punahou.
Flags at Half-Mast
Flags were at half-mast in Hawaii yesterday, in common with those of the nation. It signified a nation-wide sorrow over what must be considered a national calamity.
An order from President Taft calling for flags at half-mast on all federal buildings and vessels of the United States was received in the morning, and flags on territorial buildings and private residences followed suit.
The Hawaiian Gazette, Honolulu