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VOL. I NO. 202
PHILADELPHIA, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1915.
Corratani, 1015. i the Fustto Lcoon CoMrAKT.
LINER LUSITANIA SUNK
BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE
NUMBER OF LUSITANIA PASSENGERS SAVED UNKNOWK
LIVERPOOL, Mny 7. At 5:30 thla afternoon tho nuthoritlfis
declared that they were without any further detnlla of the sinking
of the Lusltanla. They stated that It was not known how many
had been rmvcd
SUNK BY SUBMARINE, CUNARD OFFICIAL HEARS
LIVERPOOL, May 7. The Cunaid Line manager says that the
Lusltanla was sunk by a submarine.
He lecelved tho following; wireless from Old Head of Kinsale
"The Lusltanla was sunk by a submarine at 2:33 this afternoon,
eight miles south by west of Old Head of Kinsale."
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' Giant Steamship Goes to Bottom or Is
Beached After Being Hit in Atlantic
Ocean, Eight , Miles off Head of
Kinsale, on the South Coast of
Ireland Nearly 1400 Aboard.
If One Report Says Vessel
But All Others Declare She Went Down.
Distinguished Americans on Ship, Having
Sailed From New York Despite Warning
Given Out by the German Embassy.
LONDON, May 7,-Tho Cunard liner
tositanla was torpedoed by a German
wbmarine at i:S3 o'clock thla afternoon
In the Atlantic Ocean, elsht miles off
the Head of Kinsale. on the south coast
Practically all reports received here
liite that the Lusltanla sank, but Lloyd's
rtport received at B:23 p. va., said that
l(e had been 'beached.
The Lusltanla was bound for Liverpool
fcem New York with 1400 passengers, in
filling scores of prominent Americans,
i 41 6:25 o'clock this morning Lloyd's
'.tailed a statement saying that the Lusl-
ftaaia was believed to have been blown
f,B,by an Internal machine on board the
L'". but stated that It was Impossible
gtt obtain details.
"W have no details," says the -Lloyd's
i for Philadelphia and vieinitll
Mower toniaht: Saturdau .vartlu
IpM and somewhat cooler: mod'
lysrte south to xoeel winds.
For details, see page 2
Observations at Philadelphia
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Evening Ledger give3 an idea of the
Has Been Run Ashore,
statement, "as to the passengers and
crew, but It Is considered probable that
thoy are safe."
The first news that the Lusltanla had
met with disaster came In a dispatch
from Queenstown, which said:
"Lands End wireless reported the fol
lowing distress call made by the Lusl
tanla: 'Como at once. Big list. Position
10 miles south of Kinsale.' "
Subsequently word wae received hero
that all the available craft In the har
bors on the southern coast of Ireland
had been dispatched to the Lueltanla'a
At 4:63 p. m. a Queenstown dispatch
reported the receipt of a message from
"About 20 boats of the sort belonging
to the Lusltanla are In the vicinity where
she was sunk. About 15 boats are mak
ing for the spot to render assistance."
The regular dispatch from Galley Head,
about 20 miles west-southwest of Kinsale
Head, timed 4:25 p. m., later received by
the Admiralty, as follows:
"Several boats apparently filled with
survivors of the Lusltanla sighted nine
miles southeast. A Greek steamer la pro
ceeding to assist."
OTHER VESSELS TO RESCUE.
In addition to the boats dispatched from
southern Irish ports, fast steamshlpa
were hurried frpm Liverpool, Waterford,
and Cork, British destroyers, which
have been patrolling the southern coast
of Ireland and St. George's. Channel,
were sent at full speed towards Kinsale
Despite the Lloyds report that the pas
sengers and crew of the Lusltanla, were
considered safe, the belief was- general
hero this evening that the loss might
have been heavy. v
As soon as news was received here
.i.. .h.. T.n.itania had been sunk the
Cunard offices were besieged by anxious
inaulrers. At the same time, scores of
Americans visited the United States Em
bassy clamoring fop news of the Ameri
cans who were pn board the Cunard boat
At first the publlo was skeptical, bi
Having It was Impossible for German
submarines to catoh the big liner un
awares The Admiralty had taken pains
ta ward the Lusltanla and other big
UneStn the belief that their services
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probable scene which took placcoff tho
is confirmed. -
ON BOARD TORPEDOED
Cunard Office Here Is
Swamped With Inquiries
From Relatives and
Friends of Passengers,
Fearful of Their Fate.
. At -least 17 Phlladelphlans sailed on
the Ill-fated Lusltanla last Saturday.
Harry J. Keser, of Jenklntown, vice
president of the Philadelphia National
Bank, was among the first who booked
passage on the ship nnd among those
whoso eyea flashed with disdain when
mysterious, anonymous rumors came
that the liner was to be destroyed by n
submarine. He was on business for tho
"W. Sterling Hodges, of 1832 North 12th
street, accompanied by Mrs. Hodges, with
their son. AV. Sterling Hodges, Jr., 0 years
Aid and daughter. Dean Hodges, 5 years
old, sailed for Liverpool, en route for
France There Mr. Hodges waB to rep
resent the Baldwin Locomotive Works In
arranging for tho purchase of locomotives
to the French Government.
Mrs. "W. C. Hodges, Mr. Hodges'
widowed mother, who Uvea at the North
12th street address, broke down and wept
when told the ship had gone down,
shrieking into the telephone instrument,
"My God. this Is terrible I"
David Todd, a florist, of 5640 Chester
avenue, is another resident of this city
known to have started on the Cunarder.
Crowds began to gather outside the
offices of the Cunard Line, at the north
west corner of 13th and Walnut streets,
within a few minutes after 1 o'clock,
when tho news of the disaster reached
Telephone calls began to pour into the
office within a few minutes, swamping
the staff of clerks.
At first It was not admitted that any
accident had taken, place. Not until news1
from Lloyd's came Into the financial of
fices and It bace clear to every one that
Concluded on Page Two, Cqlamn Six
ITALIAN PEACE TERMS
REJECTED BY AUSTRIA;
KAISER SUPPORTS ALLY
Nations Nearer War as
Cabinet Assembles in
Rome Ministers Cheer
ed by Excited Populace
ROME, May T.
Dispatches from frontier points state
that Austria has rejected the Italian
terms and that Indications point to war
in the immediate future between Italy
and the dual monarchy. The newspapers
display tho dispatches prominently, but
the optimism of the German Embassy has
Austrian newspaper received here today
Casclud4.fca Pfs Xfcw Column Tw
Irish Coast when the greakLusitanla
OUT OF DUKLA,
Czar's Galician Cen
tre, Push Foe Back to
Gateway Into Hungary at
Dukla Now Firmly Gripped
by Germans, Berlin An
nounces Kaiser's Men Re
pulse British at Hill No. 60.
Tarnow has been entered by tho
Austro-Germans In their sweeplns
eastward progress1, which already has
given control of Gorllco and Jaslo.
Vienna reports forcing tho Oallolan in
vaders to their second line on the
Berlin's official report chronicles an
advance to tho right (east) bank of
the Wisloka, and announces mastery
of the Dukla Pass.
Petrograd, thrqugh Foreign Minister
Sozonoff, enters general denial of great
Teuton triumphs In Gallcla.
Resumption of German offensives at
several Poland points is announced by
tho Slavs, who interpret these as a
movement to -withhold Muscovite rein
forcements from Gallcla. Admission
is made that the Czar's forces have
retired to previously fortified post-,
tlons between the Vistula and Car
pathians, and that Russians and Teu
tons are at gTlps along tho Tarnow
The Germans are closing In on the
main British, base at Ypres, the War
Qfflce asserted today, It was also de
clared that the Germans In possession
of Hill 60 have repulsed -with very
heavy loss all! of the attempts of the
British to retake this position.
AUSTRO-GERMANS DRIVE FOE
FROM TARNOW STRONGHOLD
Slavs Forced Back to WJsloka River,
Second Defense Line,
VIENNA, May 7,
The last Russian positions on the
heights east of the Dunajea and the
Blala Rivers were gained by Austro
German troops late yesterday, the War
Tarnow was captured at 10 o'clock yes
It 1 also reported that the Austrian
southern wing has crossed the Wisloka
River, The Russians are retreating east
ward of the Lupkow Pass.
The question as to whether the Rus
sians could make a successful stand on
the Una of th Wisloka, which may be
Coaduatd en Pa omt CefaimaeOna
:wW3vrtc a Tu
was torpedoed, the report of which
Pekin Gives in to Ja
pan's Demands Ex
cept Article 5,
Which Is Withdrawn
Clauses Relating to Japanese
Advisers for Chinese Finan
cial, Political and Military
Affairs Canceled by
China has granted all the Japanese
demands except those in section five,
according to dispatches from Pekln.
Toklo reports that the Japanese have
accopted China's offer and withdrawn
the demands objected to, which In
cluded articles providing for Japanese
advisers in Chinese political, financial
and military affairs.
Despite these reports, however, the
Japanese Embassy at Washington re
ceived a cable from Toklo this after
noon announcing that the Mikado's
ultimatum had been delivered.
TOKIO, May 7. Peace between Japan
and China was assured today when Ar
ticle 6 of the Japanese demands, most
obnoxious to China and other Powers,
was officially withdrawn.
Group Ave of the Japanese demands,
according to the text handed the Chinese
Government In February, contained seven
articles providing for Japanese advisers
In Chinese political, financial and mili
tary affairs and other comprehensive con
cessions. With this Important concession on the
part of Japan and the reported accep
tance by China of Japan's other demands
Cencluded on Pace Pour, Column Pour
The Kensingtonian Says;
Bammv Slook toot out with Ms new
pacer the other afternoon and a large
paper etamp with US tea patted on the
slds of the horse. U tMi the price or
the age of the skate, Bammv t
MST AND FOUND
LOST im Friday, a badgo of tho Fir Injur
anc Patrol. It eoatalns the word surgeon
and tta nam of Pr 3 Chalmers Da Coal.
It tba finder will return tola balsa to Dr.
Va Coata. at 2013 Walnut at., b will re
ceive a reward.
LOSTV-Betweea Broad end Qlrard ave. and
17th and Tboapaon. gold watctt and fob with
monogram O. A. M. Reward It returned to
O A Meleaner. 1635 Tborop.oo it.
t rRT rruei
day. May 4, In Lit Bros.'
mail chana and
vatuabl roary beads.
It louad return to
r. ill Ltdzer untc
LOST Tueadar. blaek Pomeranian dos; an
were to sasa of Peter, reward. 1810 W.
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LUSITANIA FLYING U. S. FLAG WHEN TORPEDOED
LONDON, May 7. The Lusltanla is reported to have been
flying the Amcilcan flag when torpedoed. It has used the United
States emblems en two former occasious.
SAME SUBMARINE SANK FREIGHTERS
LONDON May 7. The German submarlno which sunk the
Cunard Line steamship Lusltanla is believed heie to be tho same
which yesteiday sunk the two 5000-ton frclghtors Centurian and
Candidate and on Wednesday sunk the sailing ship EajVof Latham.
The (Admiralty has sent a flotilla of fast destroyers 'to search for
the uudeisea boat.
SINKING OF LUSITANIA CONFIRMED -LIVERPOOL
May 7. At 5:4.0 this afternoon the local offices
of the Cuna.rd Line issued a statement confirming tho report that the
Lusltanla has been sunk-
ATHENS EXPECTS RECALL OF VENIZELOS
ATHENS, May 7. Former Premier Venlzeloa, who was forced out ot'tha
Government because of his lnslstenco
tho side of tho Allies, will probably bo
WINDOW GLASS FACTORIES AGAIN ACTIVE
PITTSBURGH, May 7. Nearly all tho window gloss factories that became
Idle in March liavo resumed operations.
WOMAN KILLS DAUGHTER WITH AX ,
LEXINGTON, Ky., Mny 7. Going suddenly Insane, Mrs; Lemuel Murphy,
a 30-year-old widow, killed her 4-yearrold daughter with an. nx today.
FIRE STARTS ON NEW YORK COAL PIER
NEW YORK, May 7. Firo started at noon today on Pier No. 1 of tho
Bush Terminal Company, where from 16,000 to 18,000 tons of'coal were stored.
MRS. PANKHURST TO
LONDON, May 7. In striking
year ngo. when sho was a fugltlvo
tonight will bo the petted nnd lauded
theatro In North London. She Is to make a recruiting speech, and appears
at the Invitation of tho War Office. Sho will be received In state at tho
entrance of tho theatre by the Mayor and tho corporation officers. In con
neotlon with her speech a patriotic film entitled "Wake Up" will be shown.
FIRE DESTROYS 51 00.000
TORONTO, Ont., May 7. The
today. Tho loss Is estimated at $100,000. The loss in scenery and costumes
carried with "Daddy Longlegs," which was playing at the' theatre, will be
UNITED STATES CONCERN TO IRRIGATE PERUVIAN LANDS
LIMA. Peru. May 7. The Edward N. Breltung Company's proposal to
irrigate and colonlzo Peruvian coast lands at an expenditure of $10,000,000,
was approved today by President Benavldes. A supremo decree was issued,
accenting the contract. Bonds for tho $10,000,000, which tho Breltung Com.
nany will negotiate, will be Issued
United States Minister to Peru, negoltated tho transaction. ,1!
TEN REPORTED KILLED, TWENTY-FIVE HURT IN TORNADO,
CLARKSDALE, Miss., May 7, Ten persons were reported killed and
at least 25 Injured and property valued at half a million dollars was de
stroyed by a tornado that swept through a narrow strip of country In this
part of the State early today.
EIGHTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, KILLED IN FALL DOWNSTAIRS
Mrs. Margaret Rushton, 85 years old, of 938 East Ontario street, was
killed when she fell down a flight of stairs at her home today. Dr. F, P.
Borzell, who was summoned, said that her skull was fractured and that
the woman had evidently been seized with apopjexy. Mrs. Rushton Hvedi
with her daughter. Mrs. Mary Ruoff.
o'clock this morning, but paid no
OLNEY AND CRANE PEACE COMMISSIONERS
WASHINGTON, May 7. Richard Olnoy, of Massachusetts, Sepretary of
Stato under President Cleveland, today was announced by Secretary of Stata
Bryan as the American member of the commission to administer tho peacr
treaty with France, and Charles R. Crane, of Chicago, one of the two Amer
ican members of the commission under tho Russian treaty. The commtar
Blons, under the Bryan peace treaties, will try to adjust all difficulties, which
may arise between the contracting
FOURTEEN UNITED STATES BATTLESHIPS START FOR NEW YOBi
NORFOLK, Va., May 7. Fourteen battleships, comprising the greater
Dortlon of the Atlantic fleet, sailed from Hampton Roads thla mornlrur ip
New York to participate in the naval
of colliers, tugs and the hospital ship Hoiace, saiiea later lor Mew T,oK
POSTAL RELATIONS WITH EGYPT RESTORED
WASHINGTON, May 7. The Postofflce Department today was noilfistf
by the postal administration of Egypt that it again will exchange pustat
money orders with the united mates,
the outbreak of the European war.
BERLIN CONFIDENT OF
BERLIN, May 7. The War Office
success. It Is confidently asserted
forces will clear Belgium or tne enemy, out particulars- or. ine oojecuve st 4
urally are wltb-hehj.
RUSSIAN AVIATORS DROP
ATHENS, May T. Three Russian
Black Sea fleet. Sew over Constantinople, bombarding the city from tin te
According to dispatches received here today great damago M bUA to
have been inflicted. Sheila fired from Russian warships against th Tarl
Ish forts upon the Bospheru fell lthln 19 mUm of ih fwkU cafttal.
that Greece should enter the war on -J
recalled to Athens by-Klnjr Constantino,
BE HONORED IN LONDON f
contrast to the conditions prevailing a
from Justice, Mrs. Emmeltno Pankhurst
guest of honor at tho biggest picture '
THEATRE AT TORONTO
Princess Theatre was destroyed by lira si
at once. Henry Clay Howard, former
Mrs. Ruoff heard a noise about 4
attention to It, thinking it came from
review, The auxiliary fleet, consisting
xnis service nas ceen suepenaea fino
SWEEPING VICTORY IN WEST
is looking a the west for a sweeping
that the "spring drive" of the German
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BOMBS ON CONSTANTINOPLE
aviators, operating from the KuJui