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Now that Chicago's new chief of
police has decided that policemen
may wear wrist watches, we sug
gest that they wear sun bonnets in
stead of helmets.
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Early Rumors Are Confirmed - Tacomans Aboard
Seattle agencies of the Cunard
line reported there were three
T:n Humus aboard the stricken veti
■el. They were reported as:
J. A. Arter.
Mr. and Mrs. William Prother.
A search through the directory
■nd phone books failed to show
diaries ProluiiMi, theatrical
producer, a imtisonger on laist
Passmger on liualtaniu.
that persona of Mfib names were
residents of this city.
However, the Seattle agencies
were mire that persons usins;
these names had been booked as
coming from Tacoma, and as be
ing on the Hner. •
Another Washington resident
was said to be J. W. Quilllam of
The only Trans-Atlantic pas
sengers which local agents knew
of was Robert Crothers and wif?
who were due to leave N«w York
today on the steamship Transyl
In the rn<-p-««i-tlii'-moiin(ni!i
picture, there are yet to be add
ed: Ohop valley, the racetrack,
waterfront scenes and others.
City Should Aim at Tree Water' Rather Than More Costly Water
Taroma will join in a sigh
of relief when it Is aasured
Hint the city has no liunicill
ate Intention of placing I<*
water Kale* on a meter baaU.
The adoption of tliat pol
icy would be the veriest fol
ly. The trend in quite in the
The administration of our
water department, like that
of nearly all other cities, to
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MONTH | VOL. XI f. NO. 119. TADOMA. WAPH. FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1915. EDITION
THE SUNKEN CUNARD LINER
AVIATORS DROP HOMIIS
ON TIKKISH CAPITAL
PARIS, May 7.—The first at
tack of the war on Constantinople
is reported in an unofficial dis
patch from Athens. It Bald three
Russian aviators flew over the
city, dropping; several bomb*,
which are believed to have caus
ed extensive damage.
now entirely too expensive.
There is an endless amount
of red tape and fol-de-rol.
To install 9900,000 worth of
meters and to take on a staff
of men ot read them and
Tare for them would b« to
increase the inmhiiH.
Sntth 1h one city that In
beginning toY«4lte the fool
ishness ofnurh elaboration.
That city already in com-
In Sight of Shore
QUEENSTQWN, May 7.—The first report that
the Lusitania waa in trouble was received at Land's
End. The message reported that the. ship had been
torpedoed and was listing sharply.' Help was ur
siderlng; more or lens ser
iously the elimination of It
It In proponed, in short, to
serve tne people with "free
By that, of course, nobody
means that the water would,
in Nome miraculous way, be
made to cost the inhabitant*
Instead, the toat* of rnn-
iiliir the wster system would
be met out of the general
fund, and the water users,
•s such, would not be call
ed on to pay the bills, feS at
present. This would mean
a very slight Increase in tax*
at lon, with a more than oom.
pen sating decrease In house* (
There In very good reasoi
for approving this plan. If
-'■fcatwr appeals for help were picked up at Queens
town. The port authorities at once rushed every
thing possible to assist the steamer. The Lusitania
lias torpedoed at 2:33 this afternoon. At the point
of attack the liner's course was normally in sight of
«fcore I__1 __
one does not stand ready to
accept the theory that it
•hoald be done because wat
er, aa a baalc necettoity,
•honk! be tarnished by the
public, Just as street* and
street light* are furnished,
there In a more immediate
and practical reason that
doubtless will appeal.
That is: Efficiency.
If, say, the city installed
meters, mi wh suggested, a '
bill would have to 1>« mailed i
each month to every one of I
the 17,000 utten of water. <
The consumer under the 1
present plan or the other
one either, would have to t
inn 11 back a check, or make 1
a trip to the city hall, and I
then the city would have to i
mall him Mm receipt. At the i
very least estimate, thte i
Tacoraa and vicinity: Probably
fair tonight and Saturday.
Washington: Same. Cooler in
LIVERPOOL, May 7.—The Lusitania, one of the
largest and most magnificent liners ever built, was*
sunk by submarines this afternoon.
She was just off Old Head of Kinsale, on the west
Ireland coast, plowing her way towards Liverpool
from New York, when a torpedo exploded under her
bows, causing her to sink in a few minutes.
Latest reports say that all persons on board were
saved in lifeboats. Reports from Old Head of Kin
sale say that lifeboats are still drifting about the
spot where the Lusitania went down, jammed with
passengers, and waiting for some steamer to rescue
them. A dozen or more small steamers have put out
for the scene of the disaster, to pick up passengers.
Send Out S. O. S.
NEW YORK. May 7.—The Cunard office here re
ports that the Lusitania remained afloat for some
time after being struck by the submarine torpedo.
Her wireless operators were able to send out "8. 0.
S." calls for several minutes, and in that way sum*
moned aid from the nearest ports.
QUEENSTOWN, May 7.—Latest reports here are
that 35 lifeboats, filled with passengers of the Lusi
tania, are drifting about on a calm sea, waiting for
rescuers to arrive. There is no doubt that the mag
nificent steamer was sunk, but all reports indicate
that practically every member of the crew and pas
senger list were saved. ~
NEW YORK, May 7.—The Lusitania sailed from
New York for Liverpool last Saturday and was due
to arrive in Liverpool late today.
Fears for the big liner were expressed here before
she sailed, following the published advertisements of
the German government warning persons crossing
the ocean from traveling in British-owned vessels.
Among the prominent persons on board the liner
were Alfred Vanderbilt, Elbert Hubbard, Charles
Frohman, the theatrical manager, and Charles Klein,
famous dramatist. j
The liner carried 1310 passengers when she sailed.
The big liner made her first trip across the Atlantic
in 1907, and in a few trips soon established the record
for the run, doing it practically in five days, flat.
The sister ship, the Mauretania, built since, now
holds the record from Queenstown to New York of
4 days, 10 hours and 41 minutes.
The Lusitania was the first big vessel of the Guri
ard line to use turbine engines. They furnished 70,
--000 horsepower and drove the ship at a rate of 25
knots, or approximately 30 miles an hour. She could
comfortably carry 3,000 passengers on her nine
. LIVERPOOL, May 7.—At 5:45 p. m. the offices
of the Cunard line issued a statement positively con
firming the report that the Lusitania had been sunk.
would entail an outlay of
night rents for postage and
stationery on the collection
of a fifty-cent or one-dollar
bill—a preaosteroiift amount.
Then, the Hty would have
to employ a large Htaff of
bookkeepers and clerka and
meter readers and repair
men. All for the «ake of
merely apportioning among
tw the trifling coat c* A*
water we nee.
lMprU<«d, how mach wieer
Mid economical It woald be
to cnt oot all this white efae
phaat, and pay direct.
Bat, of coaree, rack a OTg»
ffiMtion will never Ml to
came a raocou* roar ef pro.
teat from the ettf haß-
Nataraily! It wo«M nteaa
tbe nUinlnatlon of doaena of