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face Is familiar but I cannot quite
place you in in that battered con
i "Me? Me?" growled the bedraggled
" . one. "You don't know who I am?
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&$( cooing. Lamp my card and then give
me the once-over. What I used to
h be and what I am today."
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Jl rounded by turtle doves and orange
blossoms it bore the inscription: "D.
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y 300 DIE WHEN ITALIAN VESSEL
jk IS SUNK BY SUBMARINE
f London, Nov. 10. About 300 per
sons, mostly women and children,
with possibly several Americans
among them, perished when a sub
marine flying the Austrian flag
, shelled and sunk the Italian liner An
cona off Bizerta, Tunis, according to
Of the ship's company of 582 422
passengers and. a crew of 160 only
270 are definitely accounted for as
saved; of these many are wounded.
Whether or not the torpedoed
liner was attacked without warning
or was sunk while attempting to es
cape is not certainly known.
New York, Nov. 10. "If Ancona
has been sunk by submarine it is
nothing short of wilful murder," said
' Wm. Hartfield, New York represen-
tatvie of the company. "She carried
no contraband and neither was she
armed. Italian liners have not been
armed since the nation joined the
war. Of that I am confident
"While we have no passenger list
it is certain that Ancona carried 300
or 400 passengers, mostly women
and children in the steerage. That is
her usual load at this time of the
Paris, Nov. 10. Orders to French
naval authorities at Bizerta to do
everything possible to help 270 sur
vivors of torpedoed Italian liner An
cona rushed from here. Bizerta, ,
I where Ancona castaways landed, is
important French base. No details
of disaster yet received.
Rome dispatches specifically said
submarine which sank Ancona flew
Austrian flag. At French admiralty,
however, it is suggested that there
have been no reports of presence of
Austrian undersea craft in Mediter-
ranen lately, though they probably
are operating in Adriatic but that, on
other hand, a German U fleet is
known to be on its way through the
Mediterranean, presumably bohnd for
Aegean and that these vessels already
have sunk number of French and a
few small Italian merchantmen.
Admiralty officials are inclined to
London, Nov. 10. Two boats from
Italian liner Ancona, torpedoed in the
Mediterranean, have landed at Cape"
Bon with 54 of crew. Some injured.
London, May 10. 142 passengers
and sailors from torpedoed Italian
liner Anjona have arrived at Ferry
ville. SJome so badly hurt they had
to be sent to hospitals.
The U. S. Angle
Washington, Nov. 10. Another
serious submarine issue loomed up
before American government today
in reported torpedoing of Italian pas
senger liner Ancona by Austrian
While report shocked officials, dis
position was to suspend judgment
until facts are oflicially ascertained.
Whether Ancona was warned and at
tempted to escape by flight and
whether any Americans were killed
were crucial questions.
Officials left no doubt, however,
that this government will not be tar
dy in proceeding vigorously with
Austria if it develops that Ancona
was deliberately sunk.
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Washington. If she can beat Dud
ley Doolittle, Democrat, it is inten
tion of Mrs. James Monroe Miller of
Kansas to come to congress, accord
ing to report reaching here. She is
widow of former member.