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LONDON IN MOURNING.

A SAD, SAD DAY"

Received May 7, 5 p.m

LONDON, May 7

London to-day is indescribably shocked. Mourning is universal. Business is a£ a standstill. All markets, the Stock 'Exchange, law courts, theatres, and ■ music-halls are closed. All sporting fixtures have been abandoned, including Kempton . (where Minoru was entered for the Jubilee Stakes) and Newmarket next week.

Social and political events have heen postponed.

Most shops have black boards over the windows, and drapers and milliners havei replaced coloured goods writh mourning.

Thousands stopped at the Mansion House and Buckingham Palace to read the otiicial announcement. , FJlags everywhere are lialif-masted, including those at the New Zealand office and the Australian Agencies. Church bells tolled throughout the country. ;

Tho King s death is certain to seriously affect the Pageant of the Empire, the Military Tournament., the Japanese Exhibition, '.the Horse Show, and other functions. - "

Ex-President Roose.veto s. programme lias been considerably modified. The West Australian dinner has been indefinitely postponed. Profound regret was caused at Windsor. The bell in the curfew tower tolled and the Royal Standard was halfmasted. Round the tower was an anxious vigil. At Sandringham the news created consternation.

Min,ute guns were fired by all warships around the coast.

The muffled bells at the Town Hall gave Manchester the news. Crowds waited outside the Birmingham newspaper offices until morning.

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LONDON IN MOURNING., Wanganui Chronicle, Volume L, Issue 12508, 9 May 1910

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LONDON IN MOURNING. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume L, Issue 12508, 9 May 1910

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