peal probably will be made public
through Sec'y Lansing.
Decision to put a stop, if possible,
to what the white house feels is a
systematic campaign for circulation
of false reports was-made at yester
day's cabinet meeting. "
Plans to demand more troops for
Mexican border and formation of Re
publican Mexican policy were dis
cussed at secret conference of Re
publican senators today. Action de
ferred until Monday.
TWO AMERICANS ON SUSSEX
MISSING 50 LOSE LIVES
By John H. Hearley,
United Press Staff Correspondent
Boulogne, via Paris, March 25.
Two of the 12 Americans known to
have been aboard channel liner Sus
sex, believed to have been torpedoed
in crossing channel yesterday after
noon, are missing and believed lost
They are Elizabeth Baldwin and her
father of Philadelphia.
Three American passengers agree
that they saw a torpedo.
It is estimated that 50 of the 380
passengers lost their lives, though it
is possible some were picked up and
taken into other ports.
The Sussex left Folkestone shortly
after noon under excellent weather
conditions and was nearing French
port of Dieppe when she was struck.
1 was conversing with other Amer
icans among my fellow passengers
when an explosion suddenly shook
the whole ship.
One of the Sussex's lifeboats was
blown off by force of the explosion
and splinters sent hurtling high into
It was about 4:30 when the Sus
sex was struck. Many passengers
were standing near the rail watching
the outline of the French coast when
the explosion rocked the Sussex
Several were hurled violently into
the water and it was among these
that the casualties occurred.
We were landed here early today:
Wounded passengers were hurried I
to care of physicians and surgeons
on their arrival here. Others hurried
out for breakfast, scattering before
accurate list of survivors could be
obtained. It is possible that persons
first reported missing may be found
later to be among the saved.
Dover, Eng. The body of a Bel
gian passenger of the Sussex was
brought here today.
WASHINGTON TO PROTEST NEW
Washington, March 25. Subma
rine issue, with all its grave possibil
ities, once more confronts American
government Torpedo attacks on
Sussex and Englishman reported fol
lowing similarly reported attacks on
Patria, Palembang and Tubantia led
Washington officials to believe cen
tral powers again have possibly set
out on sub-sea warfare against mer
chant ships similar to that of year
ago, which brought American gov
ernment close to break with them.
WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
At today's council meeting Aid.
Kerner introduced a new fender or
dinance, which he declares will be
holeproof and which big auto truck
owners will be unable to evade. It
was referred to the judiciary com
mittee. Investigation of the municipal tu
berculosis sanitarium will be made
by the finance committee, on order
of Aid. Nance. A hard fight was made
by certain aldermen to have the
probe made by the health committee.
Two proposals for tag days were
referred to the judiciary committee,
and another order was introduced
that the city pay all employes who
are members of the national guard
while they are in camp. '
Portland, Me. 41 American horse
tenders are believed to have been
aboard the Dominion liner English
man when she was sunk off British
coast while enroute to this port from
Avonmouth, Enjfl J
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