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TITE MORNING OR EG ONI AN. SATURDAY, 31 AY 8 1915
NOTABLES ON LUSITANIA, AND WARNING ISSUED BY GERMAN EMBASSY TO AMERICANS ABOUT
Lie REST ON
SEA WHEN BUILT
Park. West Park Nr. Wash.
Liner Too Fast for Submarines
and Safe From Fatal Ex
plosion, Said Agents.
PASSENGERS ENJOY 'JOKE'
Anonymous Telegrams Ignored and
Intruding' Strangers Voicing Ad
vice Against Sailing- Chased
Away by Detectives.
German embassy advertisements,
anonymous telegrams, words spoken by
intruding strangers who were chased
from the docks by detectives all warn
ing directly or indirectly against tak
ing passage on the liner Lusitanla,
which was declared doomed to destruc
tion were scorned both by passengers
and agents of the Cunard line last Sat
urday when the palatial steamer was
preparing to start on her fatal voyage.
The incidents were described in the
New York World last Sunday as fol
lows: The officials of the Cunard line .said
it was small on the part of the embassy
of a great nation like Germany to
stoop to the tactics of trying to injure
a steamship company. They considered
the warning of the embassy as directed
against the Cunard line especially.
Their Indignation was not lessened
when It was learned from Washington
that officials of the German embassy
had explained that in Inserting the ad
vertisement they acted in accordance
with, instructions from Berlin.
Vanderbilta Ignore Telegram.
Nor was the warning to the Lusl
tania's passengers confined to the ad
vertising pages of the newspapers, for
from sources outside of the German em
bassy and anonymously came telegrams
to the American voyagers advising them
to cancel their passage. The signatures
to the messages, which were delivered
at the pier, were like "John Smith" or
Here is a copy of a telegram of warn
ing received by Alfred Gwynne Vander
bllt, a. passenger:
"Have it on definite authority the
Lusitanla Is to be torpedoed. You had
better cancel passage immediately."
The telegram did not frighten Mr.
Vanderbllt, who departed to look after
his stable in .England and remain about
three months, returning in the Summer
to Join Mrs. Vanderbiit and his children
at Oakland Farm, near Newport, and
look after his new hotel in Newport.
Many of the first-class and second
cabin passengers there being a big
gathering of the latter owing to the
$50 rate on reaching the pier were ac
costed by stranger;- some of whom
spoke English with a German accent,
who advised them to remain ashore.
Edward Mallen, chief of the steam
ship detective force, drove them away.
No Cancellations Result.
While there were no cancellations,
msny of the voyagers, most of them
British, lined up at the rail with white
and anxious faces, trying to smile away
their fears and cheer their tearful
friends ashore. They imagined a Ger
man submarine, if not a German "es
caped" cruiser, was waiting to waylay
Unusual precautions were taken to
tuard the ship and her passengers.
Private detectives were on hand to see
that no explosives were sent aboard
and to ward oft suspicious-looking
visitors. Only those who were identi
fied by passengers were permitted to
In a line the passengers had to pre
sent their tickets at a desk, where
a uniformed purser, assisted by a pas
senger manager, received the tickets,
verified them with slips from a pigeon
hole and Issued the baggage checks to
a Cunard line "time clerk" with a silver
badge, who accompanied the traveler
to his luggage on the pier, chalked it
with a secret mark and gave it to a
longshoreman and sometimes a porter
to be put aboard.
"The Germans have been seeking to
destroy our trade for some time," said
Charles P. Sumner, general manager
of the Cunard Company, "but never un
til today have they shown such an ac
tively friendly desire to put -us out of
business. From this time I expect every
German method that can be devised
will be used to keep people from
traveling on our ships.
Warnings Considered Joke.
The truth is that the Lusitania is the
safest boat on the sea. She is'too fast
for any submarine. No German war
vessel can get her or near her. She
will reach Liverpool on schedule time
and come back on schedule time just
" long as we are able to run her in
the trans-Atlantic trade."
The Americans appeared to treat the
German Embassy's and the anonymous
warnings as a joke. Elbert Hubbard,
who with Mrs. Hubbard is bound for
France, admitted that the "Kaiser's"
warning might be direeted against both
the Lusitania and himself as the "Lusi
tanla of literature," as he has referred
to himself in his writings.
"To be torpedoed would be a glorious
way to peter out," he said, "but It
would be a good advertisement."
Mr. Hubbard thinks the Kaiser is
peeved because the American wrote
"Who Lifted the Lid Oft of Hell?"
"After the war is over," said he, "I
expect to call on the Kaiser at St
ADMIRAL PRAISES DIVER
Crllly Especially Mentioned In Re
port on F-4 Operations.
WASHINGTON. May 7 Secretary
Daniels has received a mail report from
Rear-Admiral Moore concerning the
progress of salvage operations on the
submarine F-4- between April 14 and
April 19. Details of the report, which
was dated Pearl Harbor April 19, have
been published in cable dispatches.
Of particular Interest, however, is tne
tribute Admiral Moore pays the Diver
Crllly for rescuing Diver Loughman,
who had been sent down bat became
fouled and was unable to release him
self. He calls the department's special
attention to Crilly's feat, adding that he
showed great self-possession and cour
age. At the time the report was mailed
Loughman, who it was feared had con
tracted pneumonia, was reported as Im
proving. Admiral Moore expressed th hon
that the submarine would eventually
be raised, but he said that accidents
and knowledge already developed by
the work made it impossible to say
wnen me iasn coma De accomplished.
Toledo Sawmill to Start Soon.
TOLEDO, Or., May 7. (Special.) J.
B. Miller and Air. Moore have been in
Toledo for the past few days looking
nrter tneir mill and logging camp busl
ness and have announced that just as
coon as a few arrangements and re
pairs can be made, which will take
about two months, the mill will start
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1I0U ARE ACCUSED
EXCIXEMEV LEADER SAYS MEM
BERS ACCEPTED BRIBES.
C Barges That Pennsylvania Railroad
Officials Paid Money Causes Stir
In Industrial Relations Hearing. .
WASHINGTON. May 7. Hearings on
Pennsylvania Railroad labor conditions
practically were concluded today by
the United States Commission on In
dustrial Relations, which tomorrow will
resume its Inquiry into the Pennsyl
vania state constabulary and Its con
duct in labor troubles.
G. W. Creighton. general suDerln-
tendent of the system at Altoona, tes
tified regarding the strike of shopmen
at Altoona In 1911, asserting that the
company did everything In its power
to prevent the strike and later to pre
vent it from spreading. He frankly
told the commission that Pennsylvania
Railroad officials were opposed to un
ions of their employes which affiliated
with the American Federation of La
bor or which might Involve the com
pany in sympathetic strikes.
W. H. Pierce, of the Brotherhood of
Federated "Railroad Employes, who
conducted the Altoona strike, created a
stir when recalled to the stand late
today by charging that members of the
Brotherhood of Enginemen and Fire
men received- money from an official
of the Pennsylvania Railroad after the
strike of 1911. He said one of the men
confessed to receiving- money and told
him who paid It. Pierce declared he
had asked an official of the company
for a Job as legislative agent for thu
AMERICANS ON BOARD
LUSITANIA NUMBER 188
NEW YORK. May 7. There were
188 American' passengers in all
aboard the Lusitanla, according
to a compilation made late today at
the Cunard offices. The British num
bered 966, and other nationalities made
up the remainder of the 1253 passengers
aboard. The following list of cabin
passengers was given out:
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams, Boston.
A. H. Adams, New York.
W. McM. Adams, New York.
l-ady Allen and maid, Montreal.
MIm Anna Allan. Montreal.
Miss Owen Allen and maid, Montreal. '
M. K. Alles, New York.
Julian da AVIIA Cuban rnn ,n!.n.x... 1 .
James Baker. Kngland.
Miss M. A. Baker, New Tork.
Mr. and Mrs. a. W. B. B&rtlett. London.
J. J. Battersby. Stockport, England.
Mr. and Mr. Albert C Blllcka. Mi An.
W. Broderick - Clostem, San Antonio.
J. H. Brooks, New York.
Miss Doris Charles,- Toronto.
Rev. Cowley Clark, London.
A. Clark. Toronto.
M. Cohen, New York.
H. O. Colebrook, Toronto.
Miss Dorothy Connor, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Copping, Toronto.
Mrs. William Crlchton, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crompton, Stephen,
John and Albert Crompton and infant and
nurse, all of Philadelphia.
Robert W. Crooks, Toronto.
A. B. Cross.
R. E. Dearbertth. New York.
Mrs. A. Depaire, New York.
C. A. Dingwall, New York.
Miss C. Dougall, Quebec
Audley Drake, Detroit.
James Dunsmulr, Toronto.
W. A. Esmond, Quebec
John Fenwick. Switzerland.
Dr. Howard Fisher. New York.
Victor M. Forman, New York.
Charles FTohman and valet. New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Fowles, New
. J. F. Dledensteln, London.
Edwin W. Friend, Farmlnuton, Conn.
Fred J. Gauntlett, New York.
Edward Gorer. New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Montag T. Grant, Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hammond. Toronto.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Hammond, New York,
C C. Harnwlck, New York.
C. T. Hill. London.
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hodges and chil
W. S., Jr, and Dean W. Hodges, Phlla-
Mas'.er Bobs Holt. Montreal.
Thomas Home. Toronto.
A. I Hopkins. New York.
Albert Hubbard, East Aurora, New York.
.vim f. Hutchinson, orange, N.J.
T. Jeflfrey, Chicago.
Mies Jones. New York.
Mr. snd Mrs. W. Keeble, Toronto.
Francis K. Kellett. New York.
Mr. Kempson. Toronto.
. Mrs. C. Hickson Kennedy. New York.
Miss Kathryn Kennedy, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Kesser, Philadel
phia. Mrs. M. W. Ketchum, New York.
Mr. and Mrs. H. c. Kimball, New York.
T. B. King. New York.
Charles Kelln. New York.
C. Harwood Kntsht, Baltimore.
Miss Elaine H. Knight, Baltimore.
S. M. Knox, Philadelphia.
Sir Hugh Lane, England.
TRAVELLERS intenaing to
(embark on the Atlantic voyage)
ate reminded that a state oil
War exists between Germany
and her allies and GreatBritian
and her allies; that the zone of
(war includes the waters adja
cent to the British Isles; that.
in accordance with formal no-i
tice given by the Imperial Ger
man Government, vessels fly
ing the flag of Great Britian. or
of any of her allies, are liable to
destruction in those waters and
that travellers sailing in the
war zone on ships cf Great
Britian or her allies do so at
jtheir owji risk.
IMPERlAt GERMAN EMBASSY,
R.V&H1NOTO.V. D C . APRIL W. 191S-"
Top (Left Elbert Hubbard! (Rlsht)
Charles Frdhman, Middle Row (Low
er Left) Julius M. Fnrmta, Albert
O Wynne Vanderbllt. Charles Klein.
Below Facsimile of Advertisement
Printed In New York World Last Sat
urday. purpose of getting an audience with
him to find out "who the union crooks
were on the Pennsylvania system."
"There will never be industrial peace
on the Pennsylvania system.'" said
Pierce, "as long as union men there
will accept bribes and officials give
them. There ought to be a law against
union men taking bribes from employ
ers and employers giving bribes."
Mrs. H. B. Lasseter, London.
F. I.a6seter. London.
Charles E. Laurlat, Jr.. Boston.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Learoyd and maid,
James Leary, .New York.
Kban A. Leigh, Liverpool. England.
Gerald A. letts. New York:
Mrs. Popham Lobb, New York.
R. R. Lockhart. Toronto.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. LOney, Miss Loney and
maid. New York.
Mrs. A. C. Luck and two children, Wor
J.ady Mackworth, Cardiff. Wales.
John "W. McConnel, Memphis, Tenn.
Miss Frances McDonald, Montreal.
William McLean. New York.
L. McMurray. Toronto.
Fred A. McMurtry, New York.
F. E. MacLennan, New York.
Mrs. Henry De Maccona. New Tork.
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart 8. Mason, Boston.
A. T. Mathews, Montreal.
Rev. Basil w. Maturin. Oxford, England.
George Maurice, Toronto.
M. B. Medbury, New York.
H. H. Meyers, New York.
C. D. Mills, New York.
. James B. Mitchell, Philadelphia.
R. T. Moodie. New York.
Mrs. M. 8. Morell. Toronto.
Q. G. Mosley, Hew York.
Mrs. Munro, TJverpool. England.
Herman A. Myers. New York.
F. G. Naumann, New York.
Gustav Adolph Nyblom, Canada.
Dr. J. O. Orr. Toronto.
F. Orr Lewis and valet. Montreal. ,
Mrs. A B. Osborne. Hamilton. Ont
Mrs. F. Padley. Livtraool. Enrlani)
Frederleo Q. Pad Ilia. Consul-General for
Mexico in ureal Hintain.
J. H. Page. New York.
Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Pappadopoulo, Greece.
Frank Partridge, New York.
Charles E. Paynter, Miss Irene Paynter,
Liverpool. , .
F. A. Peardon. Toronto.
Dr. and Mrs. F. s. Pearson. New TnA
Major and Mrs. F. Warren Pearl, Infant
and maid. New York
Misses Am W. W. and Susan W. Pearl
and maid. New York.
Master Stuart Duncan D. Pearl, New
Edwin Perking. New York.
Frederick K. Perry. Buffalo.
Albert N. Perry. Buffalo.
Wallace B. Phillips. New York.
Robinson Pierre. Hamilton, Ont.
J. Plerpont. Liverpool, England.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A rlamondon. Chi.
Henry Polland. New York.
Mis Thodate Pope and maid. Fannlngton,
George A. Powell, New York.
N. A. Radcllff. New York.
Robert Rankin, New York.
Dr. Owen Renan. New York.
A. L. Rhys-Evans. Cardiff. Wales.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Rogers, Toronto.
T. W. Rumble. Toronto.
Miss Laura Ryerson, Toronto.
Mrs. G. Sterling- Ryerson. Toronto.
Leo M. Pchaebacher, Baltimore.
August W. Sehwarte. New York.
Max M. Schwartx, New York.
Percy Pecombe. Boston.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Shields, Cincinnati.
-Mrs. rt. ij. snymer. New York.
M. T, Slldell. New York. '
Miss Jessie Taft Smith. Bracevllle. O.
H. B. Sonneborn. Baltimore.
Commander J. Foster Stackhouse, Lon
G. W. Stephens, infant, nurse' and maid.
Duncan Stewart, Montreal.
Herbert S. Stone. New York.
Martin Van Straaten. London
C. F. Strudy, Montreal. - '
RED TAPE DELAYS WORK
PASSING SPKCIAL ORDINANCE ONLY
WAY TO PAY FOR LOST TIME.
Victim of Courtroom Shooting Gets
7.20 for Two Days Employes
Docked With No Overtime.
Because of the complicated admin
istrative system employed by the City
Council in handling the city service,
it was necessary to put a, special or
dinance, with an emergency clause at
tached, through the regular Council
routine before Mrs. Metta McElroy
could receive pay for two days- she
lost last week as a result of being
shot while in the Municipal Court by
Dollie St. Dennis. The ordinance for
S7.20 was put through the regular
Council course and went to the rec
ords the same as other ordinances.
Under the city's system the Council
has to go through all the routine of
passing an ordinance before any per
son who loses 15 minutes or more time
can be paid for the time, so lost. The
circumstances In the case make no dif
ference. All employes nave to make
time reports and they are docked for
Employes receive no credit for over
time, but are docked for time missed.
Some time ago Miss Fay Kandle, a
stenographer in the city's legal bureau,
received notice that her mother had
fallen from a streetcar on Broadway.
Miss Kandle was gone an hour, and
was docked 60 cents. In three years'
time In the city service Miss Kandle
has put in many hours of overtime
without extra pay.
Under the ordinance City Auditor
Barbur had to dock an employe in
his department for being away 15 min
utes. The same condition is reported
throughout the service.
TURKS FIGHTING ITALIANS
Explanation of Action In Tripoli to
Be Demanded of Porte.
PARIS, May 7. Reports are current
here that an official report to the Min
istry of War regarding the attack on
Colonel Miami's Italian force in Tripoli
contains proofs that Turkish officers
commanded the rebels, says a Petit
Parislen dispatch from Turin, and that
the Italian government will ask the
ports for an immediate explanation.
Colonel Miami's command was at
tacked by a rebel band south of Syrta
on April 30 and forced to retreat, owing
to the desertion of irregulars to the
rebels. The Italian losses were 18 of
ficers and 200 men killed or wounded.
WORE CANADIANS AT FRONT
Two Cavalry Units Are Dismounted,
Indicating Sweeping Move.
OTTAWA. Ont.. May 7. Ottawa had
been informed today that two Can
adian cavalry units, the Strathcona
Horse and the Royal Canadian Dra
goons, have been united with the King
Edward Horse and that the three corps
have been dismounted, formed Into an
infantry brigade and sent to France
"under command of Colonel Seeley. ex
British Secretary of State for War.
The dispatch of this brigade is taken
here as an indication that every avail
able soldier Is being sent from England
to the front.
RED CROSS FUNDS SEIZED
Belgian Reports German Governor
Has Abrogated Powers.
LONDON. May 7. A dispatch from
Havre to the Dally Telegraph says that
Prince de LIgne. president of the Bel
gian Red Cross, reports that General
von Blssing. the German governor of
Belgium, has dispossessed the Red
Cross from its powers and seized funds
amounting to 200,000 francs ($40,000).
The dispatch says that Prince de
Llgne has filed protests with Brand
Whitlock, United States Minister to
Belgium, and the international head
quarters of the Red Cross at Geneva.
The average life of an ostrich is SO years,
and the annual yield of a bird In captivity
is from two to four pounds of plumes.
New York Brought Day Nearer
England by Lusitania on -Maiden
COST ABOUT $7,400,000
Vessel Result of Experiment Witli
Backing of British Government.
Victim Is Submarine's in
First Week of May.
FACTS ABOUT LOST LINER
Cost of trans-Atlantic voyage,
Length. ?85 feet.
Beam, 88 feet.
Depth. 60 -feet.
Gross tonnage, 32,500.
Net tonnage, 9145.
Launched, June 7, 1906.
Armament plan, 12 six-Inch
Speed record, hour, 25 knots.
Speed record, day. 619 knots.
Trans-Atlantic record. Queens
town to New York, four days, 11
hours, 41 minutes.
Average trans-Atlantic speed,
24 knots an hour.
Passenger capacity 550 first
class, 600 second-class, 1300 third
class. The largest, fastest, finest and most
expensive liner in the world was the
distinction that belonged to the Cunard
turbine steamer Lusitania, which was
sunk by a German -submarine yester
day, at the time of her maiden voyage,
in September, 1907.
The big vessel was the first "four
day" passenger ship In the Atlantic
service. She virtually was a floating
city of hotels, apartment-houses, small
homes and industry. Her accommoda
tions were graduated to meet the de
mands of persons requiring the best to
be had for money and to those who
were able Barely to pay the most nomi
Private apartments, including sleep
ing. dlnins and living rooms, kitchen,
baths and all comforts and privacy of
the modern home; elevators, connect
ing the nine decks everything that
human ingenuity coulTT devise for the
comfort of ocean travelers were In
Government Backs Builders.
The British government entered into
negotiations with the Cunard Company
in 1903 and agreed to supply 13.uJ0
800, with which they were to build two
large vessels capable of maintaining a
speed of 24 V4 knots. In September of
that year a committee, composed of ex
perienced and prominent engineers, was
formed to consider the kind of ma
chinery that should bo employed, and
they voted for turbines. In September,
1904. the keel was laid in Messrs. John
Brown & Co.'s yards on the Clyde. The
launching took place on June 7, 1906,
and on September 7 the great liner
started on her maiden trip to New
The estimated cost of $6,500,000 was
exceeded by about $900,000. The erec
tion of the boat was more or less an
experiment. The expense of running
the new liner has been enormous. The
cost of making a round trip from Liver
pool to New York and back, including
victualing the ship, wages of the crew,
insurance and depreciation. Is about
$150,000. But the Lusitania brought
Liverpool & day nearer to New York.
12 Biar Gin Carried.
By agreement with the government
three-fourths of the crew were British
subjects. Indeed, the Cunard Com
pany has now become a definite British
institution. On no account must it al
low a foreigner to hold the post of di
rector on the company or any impor
tant office, or any one, not being a
British subject.'any of its shares. The
Cunard Company had to alter Its arti
cles of association to meet these con
ditions. Provision was made for mounting 12
six-inch guns on the liner.
From the Government It receives
$340,000 a year for carrying the malls
between Liverpool and New York.
Liner Built for Speed.
The Lusitanla -was a product of the
race for speed, which was carried on
for years among trans-Atlantic steam
ship companies, particularly of Eng
land and Germany. When the Lusitania
was launched she was the wonder ol
the maritime world. Her mastery- of
the sea. from the standpoint of speed,
The progress of the Lusitanla on her
first voyage to New York was watched
by the world. She made the voyage
in 5 days and 64 minutes, at that
time a record, reaching New York
October 11, 1907. Her fastest trip made
on the western voyage was 4 days,
11 hours, '42 minutes. This record,
however, was wrested from her sub
sequently by the Mauretania, her sister
ship, "built a few months later, which
has been in service for the British
navy during the war. The Mauretania
set the mark of 4 days, 10 hours, 41
minutes, which still stands.
'The Lusitania had accommodations
for E50 first-class passengers,- 500 sec-ond-class-and
Maiden Voyage Record.
The launching of the Lusitanla June
7, 1906, at Clyde Bank, was attended
with elaborate ceremonials. As she
left the ways she was christened by
the Dowager Lady Inverclyde. On her
trial trip on June 27 she attained a
speed of 25 knots.
The vessel left on her maiden trip
September 7, 1907. This voyage w
heralded as a race for the world's rec
ord and the wireless dispatches mark
ing her progress were followed with
keenest interest. German steamship
companies said that her time of 6
days 64 minutes was not in reality a
record, a faster average having been
made from Hamburg to New York. No
exact comparison was possible, owing
to the difference In the routes, but the
Lusltania's claim to the fastest run
from Queenstowry was undisputed.
Ship Twenty-Ninth Sunk In May.
When the Lusitanla reached ' New
York on her first trip decorated with
bunting from stem to stern, she was
welcomed by thousands of persons.
The Lusitania Is the 29th vessel to
be sunk or damaged in the first week
of May In the German war sone about
the British Isles. Under the terms of
the German decree of February 4, de
fining the war zone, the Lusitanla was
In that zone when sunk.
It was the steamer Lusitania whose
flying of the American flag In the
month of February on her way from
Queenetown to Liverpool in order to
protect her against possible attack by a
German submarine caused considerable
astonishment on both sides of the ocean
and resulted in the Issuing of a state
ment by the British Foreign Office,
Justifying the use of a neutral flag
under circumstances such as these. .
Opea Dally Noom to 11 P. M.
Everyone make preparations to see the magnificent feature
programme tomorrow at this theater. The second big Metro
release the high road pictures a phase of life you know about,
but will not admit even to . yourself. Other features also.
Yalli Valli m
ik Migli Road
, S Acts
Mary Page, a sweet little girl, unversed in the ways of the world
and ignorant on our laws of sex, ia forced into the arms of a
man who will not make her his wife under the eyes of man. Her
awakening comes; her life changes; the story is tragic, but
a needed lesson.
Features the best scene from the high road, and presents Hilda
Graham, Billy Lee and Thomas Mahar in a perfect reproduction
of the film.
Mr. Louis Diamond
Celebrated organist and composer in solo work. Noted from
coast to coast for his talent.
Other Great Features
DOUBLE BILL OF UNEQUALED MERIT
THE RETURN OF RICHARD NEAL
Featuring Francis X. Bushman in prize-winning mystery story
WHO VIOLATES THE LAW
Lottie Briscoe and Arthur Johnson in celebrated Crook play
Funny and interesting George Ade fable
HE ARST-SE LIG WEEKLY
CLIFFORD CARNEY, Organist
TOMORROW STAR THEATER
Mary Pickf orci
The Eagle's Mate
An Unequaled 5-Act
NEWS SHAKES EXCHANGE
WAH SPECIALITIES DECUJiB HAP
IDLY IS WALL 9TKEET.
Whole Market Feels Effect of Slaking
of Lualtanta, but Cloae Avlda
NEW YORK. May 7. Wail street
was shocked from center to circumfer
ence today when confirmation of the
sinking; of the Lusitanla was received.
The break in market values came
after three hours of dullness and Irreg
ular price changes, the only feature up
to that time being: a fresh outburwt of
activity in Bethlehem Steel, which at
tained a hew high record of JS9. That
stock was the first to feel the effect
of the wave of selling, making an ex
treme decline of 29 point. and" falling
from 140. to which It declined by rela
tively easy stages to 130 with no im
mediate quotations. x
Westlnghouse Electric, another war
specialty, meanwhile broke 21 points;
Amalgamated Copper, 12 points, and
many other standard shares as well as
stocks of untried merit from 6 to 10
The decline was most furious In the
last half . hour, when about 600,000
shares changed hands, a record unprece
dented in the annals of the exchange.
Toward the close buying orders which
probably originated.- from banking
sources checked the drop and recoveries
of 3 to 15 points ensued. What had
threatened to be a demoralized finish
proved to be merely a weak one. Total
sales amounted to 1.150.000 shares.
PRESENCE IN LANE KNOWN
Recent Activity: of Submarines Noted
on Lines of Travel.
The presence of German submarines
off the southern coast of Ireland and
along the line of travel the Lusitanla
would follow in going to . Liverpool
was made known In a dispatch from
Glasgow Thursday night, which recited
that the British steamer Cherbury had
been torpedoed in the Atlantic oft the
Irish coast. This was on April 29. Two
other vessels were sent to the bot
tom more recently, the Centurion and
Their destinations lead to the belief
that one or more German submersiblcs
have been operating in the lanes of
It may be that they were waiting
for the Lusitanla, anf in the meanwhile
attacked such other vessels as came
within their range.
GARDENS GROW AT FRONT
British Plant Primroses and Daffo
dils In Face of Enemy.
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS, France,
April 18. Among the many incongrui
ties of the present campaign, not the
least strange contrast is that between
Sunday, 10t3O to 11 P. M.
i ra n
the waging of trench warfare and the
gardening which Is carried on In many
places by the British soldier. The par
dens, which are mostly near the dug
outs, are not of an ambitious order, but
when circumstances permit, cousidcr
ablc care is devoted to their cultiva
tion. In some cases the small plots of
growing prlmrofcCi snd daffodils are not
more than 2f0 yards from the enemy,
close behind the breastwork protecting
their owners from the bullets which
whittle overhead and bury themselves
with a vicious thud in the sandbags a
few feet away.
S-vit Guarding Noutrallt y.
BERNE. Switzerland. April IS. Seven
cars, supposed to contnin mineral wster
for Germany, have been held up si.
Como, having bcn found to be loaded
with Iron ore. At Brigue one car labeled
fresh vegetables proved to he tilled
with machine guns. The inspection of
all through freight has become much
stricter Fince the betr'nnlng of April.
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