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ing craft and faint moon rays light
ed the scene.
All latest information is that there
has been no loss of life. All passen
gers from steamers which were sunk
have been taken off Nantucket light
ship and have each been landed or
are en route to Newport aboard U. S.
destroyers. Passengers from Ste
phano and crews of Strathdene,
West Point, Kingston, Bloomersdijk
and Christian Hudson, sunken ships,
were taken off during yesterday aft
ernoon and late last night
One baby doll lost and one moth
er's hand badly lacerated these
were only casualties attending sink
ing of the liner Stephano.
Arriving at the naval hospital here
Stephano's passengers and crew had
first meal in sixteen hours.
Seventeen navy destroyers are
continuing search for survivors. A
list of all persons picked up is being
prepared at Newport
A. C. Tickell, chef of the Stephano,
celebrated his third submarine sink
ing when he was taken off the ship.
He was on the Marquette when she
was sunk without warning in the
Dardanelles. The Marquette was a
troop ship and Tickell was a soldier
at that time. Shortly after this
tickell was on the troopship Manitou,
which was sunk by a German sub
Asbury Park, N. J. The German
submarine active in the steamship
lane off Nantucket complied with all
rules of international law before act
ing, Sec'y Daniels informed Pres.
Wilson in a preliminary report today.
Daniels reported early advices re
ceived show no loss of fife as the re
sult of the submarine attacks and
that the submarines gave full notice
of their intentions before sinking any
of the vessels.
SUBMARINE OTHER THAN U-53
STOPPED THE KANSAN
Boston, Oct. 9. A German sub-1 aV- hotel cashier
marine other than the U-53 halted i the real agent showed up,
I the Hawaiian-American steamer
Kansan, officers of the vessel de
clared on reaching port here today.
When shown photographs of the
U-53 and its crew taken when the
U-53 surprised the world by sudden
ly appearing in Newport harbor for
a 3-hour visit Saturday while its
captain mailed a letter to Ambassa
dor Bernstorff, officers said they
were not the same as the boat and
crew which stopped them.
The Kansan was not boarded, but
its second mate took the boat's pa
pers to the submarine. The U-boat
captain looked over the papers, told
the Kansan to pass on and suddenly
sank from view.
Theory that there ig more than one
submarine was also borne out by the
story of Capt. E. L. Smith of the Kan
san, who said that hardly had the U
boat disappeared than he heard the
call of the steamer West Point, say
ing she had been fired on. The West
Point was some distance away.
Capt Smith could not explain how
submarine commander happened to
permit him to continue his voyage.
He admitted the Kansan was carry
ing contraband and was under char
ter by the French government
NEAT SWINDLE TAKES BIG COIN
FROM SHERMAN HOTEL
With lobby of Hotel Sherman
crowded,a man escaped with $1,200
stolen while posing as a substitute
for a railroad ticket seller in the
hotel lobby today.
A woman called the hotel saying
she was talking for Frank Scott,
owner of the ticket concession, and
said that Richard Knight, ticket
agent, would not be at work today
but that a substitute would be sent
from the Congress hotel.
A few minutes later a man appear
ed, said he was the substitute and
got all of yesterday's receipts from
Miss Florence Bishop, 4160 Berkeley
Ten minutes later