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THE OFFICIAL FINDING IN THE
London. That the Lusitania was
torpedoed, "not merely with Inten
tion of sinking ship, but also of de
stroying human lives; was official
finding today of Lord Mersey, who
presided at the board of trade inquiry.
Lord Mersey held the German
charge that the Lusitania was armed,
that she carried masked guns and
trained gunners and that she was be-";
ing used as a troop transport, had
been proven utterly untrue.
Petrograd. First great battle at
wester nend of Russian battle front
since retreat from the Mazurian lakes
is imminent. Palling back slightly
before German advance, Russians
taking up strongly intrenched posi
tions along fine extending from Cour
land to the Vistula.
Von Hindenburg's center, aiming at
Warsaw through Przasnysz, has been
reinforced by arrival of nearly 150,
000 troops within last 48 hours. The
great Russian fortress of "Novo Geor
giewsk, protecting Warsaw from the
north, is the objective of this German
Czar's troops have been forced to
retreat in extreme north, Wong Wind
su river, at several points north and
northwest of Warsaw, and on front
directly west of capital
Mostly scouting parties, who re
tired upon their main bodies after
making few hours' stand against the
Amsterdam. Austrian' archduke,
Carl Francis Joseph, appointed major
general in German army and rear ad
miral in German navy by kaiser be
cause of his part in recent Galician
Rome. Emperor Franz Josef of
Austria is seriously HI, according to
newspaper Idea Nazionale.
LETTER WARNS AMERICANS TO
STAY OFF ATLANTIC LINERS
Washington, April 17. Another
letter signed 'Pearce, and threaten
ing death to J. P. Morgan and British
Ambassador Spring Rice, has beea
received, here. Handwriting is sim
ilar to others that have born same
signature, buf interlineations closely
resembling writing in warning of
bomb explosion that occurred in.
Washington lead investigators to
wonder if Pearce is not Frank Holt.
This letter decalres:
"The Imperial German consulate,
by advertisement, and Muenter by
message, warned Americans what
was going to befall the Lusitania.
Abiding by instructions, we will carry
out the same system. Americans go
ing to Europe are warned to stay off
the following vessels:
"From New York: Orduna, Sax
onia, Cameronia, Niagara, Espagne;
From' Philadelphia: Steamer Huvaj
from New Orleans: Anglo-Australian,
Kelvinia, Median, Nortonian, Defend
er, Nicoaian; from Montreal: North
land; from Newport News: Graciana;
from Savannah: Glensloy."
NO ROOM TO TALK
Girlie But, Charlie! why don't you.
reason with your wife7
Charlie You now I don't talk with.