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VOL. LVJk NO. 109
The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double Tha': Any Other Paper, and Its Total Circulation is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion to the City's Population.
German Submarine Sent
Into Her Side Off
r Within Half an Hour After the Lusitania Was Struck She
Plunged Beneath the Waves Now Lies at the Bottom
' of the Ocean Had No Warning of Impending Dis
mast er The Powerful Agents of Destruction Tore
Through the Vessel's Side, Causing Terrific Explosions
Immediately Great Volumes of Water Poured
v?Trhrough the Openings and the Ship Listed Boats, Al
readySwung Out on the Davits, Were Speedily Filled
With Passengers, Who Were Appalled by the Desperate
Attack In Washington the Disaster is Considered
With Grave Concern.
The sinking by-"Herman -submarine
sever Old Head of Kinsale of the Cu
sn&rd line steamer Lusitania -and a pos
sible Joss of upwards of one thousand
lives, including- those of many Ameri
cans. is by far the-outstanding-feature
"of the -war news.
Two torpedoes -brought about the
destruction of the famous liner, which
was bound from New York for Liver
pool and it is reported that they were
,sent at her by the under-water craft
without warning. .Within half an hour
aafter they struck, the Lusitania had
plunged beneath the waves.
Struck by Two Torpedoes While Passengers-
Were-Having Luncheon.
London, May 8. The Cunard liner
Lusitania, which sailed out of - New
Tork last , Saturday with more than
2.000 souls aboard, lies at- the bottom
of the ocean off the Irish coast. She
was sunk by a German submarine,
which sent two torpedoes crashing into
her side, while the passengers, seem
ingly confident that the great swift
Vessel could elude the German under
water craft, were having luncheon.
Not More Than 600 Rescued.
How many of the Lusitania's pas
sengers and crew were rescued cannot
be told at present, but the official
statements from the British admiralty
tip to midnight accounted for not more
than 600 or 600.
A ship's steward, , who landed with
bthers at Queenstown, gave it as his
Jopinlon that 900 persons were lost.
There were dead and wounded
among those brought ashore: some
since have died. But not a name of
rescued or .lost, of dead or injured,
ias as yet been listed.
Had No Warning.
The Lusitania was steaming1 along
about ten miles off Old Head Kinsale
on the last leg of her voyage to Liver
pool wuen, about 2 o'clock in the after
noon, a submarine suddenly appeared,
and, so far as all reports go, fired two
torpedoes without warning at the
steamer. One struck her near the bows
and the other in the engine room. The
powerful agents of destruction tore
through the vessel's side, causing ter
rific explosions. Almost immediately
great volumes of water poured through
the openings and the Lusitania. listed.
Wireless Call for Help.
Boats which were already swung out
on the davits were dropped overboard
and were speedily filled- with passen
gers who had been appalled by the
desperate attack. A wireless call for
help was sent out and immediately
rescue boats of all kinds were sent out
both from the neighboring points along
the coast and Queenstown.
Sank Within Half an Hour.
Eut within fifteen minutes, as one
survivor estimated, and certainly with
in half an hour, the Lusitania had dis
appeared. Where Great Britain's fastest mer
chant vessel went down Old Head
KinoJe is a landmark that has
brought joy to many travelers, as it
has always stood as the sign from the
ehore that the perils of the voyage
across the Atlantic weer at any end.
The line, whose boast has been that it
has never lost a passenger in the At
lantic service, has now lost the ship
that dodged the lurking enemy off
Nantucket light the day after war was
declared and later startled the war by
flying the Stars and Stripes.
The British admiralty is discourag
ing tho publication of eurmises and
guesses regarding the dead and in
jured. Even before the crude details
are known, the British press is asking
editorially what tne united btates will
pay to this event and how she will hold
Germany to the "strict accountability"
mentioned in previous diplomatic cor
In the German War Zone About the
British Isles,
The Lusitania is the. 29th vessel to
e sunk or damaged in the first week
f Mav in the German war zone about
he British Isles.
Most of these vessels were torpe
t'jed by German submarines, although
n some cases it has not been estab
lshed whether the damage was in
licted by mines or submarines.
Activity of Submarines.
During the last fortnight German
Hbmarines have been more active
han ever before. Sixteen of the 29
essels wf-re British trawlers. There
Tere four British and one French mer
hantmen in the list. The others were
-essels of neutral nations. One of
.iem was the American steamer Gulf
ght, which was torpedoed off Scilly
sJgndJr L-with jthe josgjofjjxr ee '
Two Torpedoes Crashing
the Irish Coast
lives. There were three Norwegian,
two Swedish and one Danish merchant
vessel in this number.
Was in War Zone.
Establishment of the German war
zone was decreed on February 4, to
take effect on February 18. The Ger
man government's decree defined the
war zone as including "all the waters
surrounding Great Britain and Ire
land, including the entire English
channel, although stating specifically
that shipping north of the Shetland
Islands, in the eastern area of the
North sea and in a strip thirty miles
wide along- The Netherlands coast
would not be imperilled. The Lusi
tania, therefore, was in the war zone
when sunk.
To Destroy Every Merchant Ship.
In the war zone decree the German
government announced its intention "to
destroy every merchant ship found in
the area of war stating that this ac
tion had been made necessary by the
conduct of Great Britain in carrying
on "a mercantile warfare against Ger
many in a way that defined all the
principles of international law.
Newly Constructed Submarines.
The German admiralty is reported
to have sent newly constructed sub
marines of large size and high speed
for the present campaign. Few de
tails are available as to the specifica
tions of these vessels. It is said they
are able to carry supplies for three
months, enabling them to remain out
for that length of time without put
ting into a port or having recourse to
a parent ship.
Four Torpedo Tubes.
The TJ-2S. one of the powerful Ger
man submarines, which sank the Brit
ish steamer Falaba off St. George's
channel March 28 with the. loss of all
lives, was equipped with four torpedo
tubes, two 14-pound disappearing guns
and two one-pounders. The Lusitania
with her speed of 2-6 knots an hour,
iprobably was several knots faster than
the submarine which sank her.
Letters from Officials in Germany Said
Ship Surely Would Be Destroyed.
"Washington, May 7. Information
gathered among officials of the govern
ment and in diplomatic quarters con
firms the belief that plans for the de
struction of the Lusitania were made
several weeks ago. First, the German
embassy was instructed to advertise
in the leading newspapers of the
United States warning passengers
against traveling on belligerent ships.
Anonymous warnings then were sent
to individuals who proposed sailing on
the Lusitania- Most significant of all
were letters received here from offi
cials In Germany by private persons
stating that the Lusitania eurely
would be destroyed.
From the day the Bhip sailed from
New York, officials here have received
inquiries from many sources almost
daily as to the safety of the vessel.
One official was told with much posi-
tiveness early today that this was the
day selected for the destruction of the
The naval radio station at Arlington
has been on the alert for news, and
from time to time has been reported as
having picked up messages saying the
vessel was sunk. Inquiry at the navy
department each time failed to con
firm the reports, and they were not cir
culated because it was feared they
would spread unnecessary alarm.
At the German embassy here it was
said the embassy knew the Lusitania
carried arms and ammunition and, be
ing advised of the resolution of the
German admiralty to attacks ships
that carried such contraband, officials
had believed ehe would be attacked.
At Least 23 from Various Cities of the
State Were Passengers.
New Haven, May 7. At least 23
Connecticut people from various cities
wero passengers on the ill-fated Lusi
tania. From Bridgeport there were:
Isaac B. Trumbull, secretary-treasurer
of the American Cycle Car company;
James H. Brooks, a salesman; Mrs.
Roland Anderson and 2 year old
daughter Barbara and John Thurston,
a farmer;-, James Harrison, a machin
ist: Percy Secoombe and his sister
Elizabeth; Mrs. Charles MocFarquhar
and her 16 year old daughter, Miss
Grace, were from Stratford.
. From Farmington: miss Theodata
Pope, noted as an architect, who was.
on her way to-visit Sir Oliver Lodge;
E. W. Friend, editof of a psychical re
search magazine.
Mrs. John Hamilton of New Haven.
New Haven. Conn., May 7. Among
tbe,ecndrcabin-passen-'-,bg ws
transferred from the Cameronfa to
the Lusitania was Mrs. John Hamilton
of Winchester avenue, this city. Mr.
Hamilton is said to be employed on
the new post office. Mrs. Hamilton
was on her way to Scotland to visit
her family.
J. J. Battersby, of Stockport, Eng
land, was a visitor in Danbury last
week and upon his departure he said
he was to take passage on the Lusi
tania. Seven Residents of Grot on - Aboard.
New London, Conn., May 7. Seven
residents of Grotoon were passengers
n the Lusitania. Mr. and Mrs. George
A. Sullivan were second cabin pas
sengers, Joseph O. Rowe and J.Park
ington and three others whose names
are not definitely known, -were in the
Two from Waterbury.
"Waterbury, Conn., May 7. Stofan
Bialus and Yvan Moziak of this city,
who were on their way to join the Rus
sian army, were steerage passengers
on the Lusitania.
Yale Graduates on Liner.
New Haven, Conn., May 7. While
only one person was aboard from New
Haven, there was interest here because
of a number of Yale graduates on the
liner. George Victor, 1904, of Pitts
burgh, was a -varsity track man. Clin
ton Barnard, 1909S., listed as from
New York, lived with his mother at
Woodmont. He was on his way to
England, en route to Norway, where
he expected to join friends on a Green
land expedition.
President Wilson Read Despatches
With Grave Interest.
"Washington, May 7. Destruction of
the British liner Lusitania with the
loss of many lives shocked officials of
the United States government and
spread profound grief in the national
Although it was not known how
many, if any, of those lost were
Americans, the view was general that
the mst serious situation confronted
the American government since the
outbreak of the war in Europe.
The warning of the United States
that Germany would be held to a
"strict accountability" for the loss of
American lives, irrespective of wheth
er they were aboard belligerent or
neutral vessels, when attacked, focuss
ed attention on' the White House,
where President Wilson until late in
the night read the despatches with
grave interest. The president made
no comment
Secretary Bryan, Counsellor Lans
ing. Senators and members of the
house who were in the city, waited
up until a late hour for definite news
of the passengers and crew of the ill
fated ship. Elier in the day they
construed the positive announcements
from abroad that no lives had been
lost as final, but later advices dashed
their hopes.
Officials said facts and circum
stances would have to be obtained by
careful investigation during the next
few days before any announcements
could be made by the American gov
The disposition among- high officials
was not to take basty action, but to
await the Berlin admiralty's reports
and results of the investigations of
Mr. Page.
Although congress is not in session.
Chairman Stone of the senate foreign
relations committee and other mem
bers of the committee are now in the
city. It Is expected they will be
consulted by President Wilson before
he decides on the policy to be pursued
by the United States.
Fears Felt For Safety of Officers. Who
Acted Bravely.
Queenstown, May 8, 1.10 a. m. The
tug Stormocke has returned here
bringing about 150 survivors of the
Lucitania, principally passengers,
among whom were many women, sev
eral of the crew and one steward.
Describing the experience of the Lu
sitania, the steward said:
"The passengers were at lunch when
a submarine came up and fired two
torpenoes, which struck the Lusitania
on the starboard side, one of them
forward and the other in the engine
room. u.ney causea a terrific explo
sion. "Captain Turner immediately order
ed the boats out. The ship began to
list Daaiy immediately.
"Ten boats were put into the water
and between 400 and 500 passengers
entered tnem. The boat in which I
was approached the land wiy? three
other boats and we were picked up
snoruy aner 4 o ciock Dy the Storm
'T fear that few of the officers were
saved. They acted bravely.
"There was -only 15 minutes from
the time the ship was struck until
she foundered, going down foremast
It was a dreadful sight."
Two other steamers with survivors
are. approaching Queenstown.
Has Arrived at Queenstown -with
Other Survivors.
Queenstown, May 8. Among the
survivors who have arrived here iare:
A. T. Matthews, Montreal; S. Abram
owitz. Miss Catherine Kaye, G. B,
Lane, W. G. E. Meyers, G. Trimming,
Mrs. A. F, Witherbee, Lady MacWorth,
Mrs. Henrq Adams, Boston; Robert
Rankin, New York: Samuel Sharp.
Captain Turner of the Lusitania -was
among those saved.
AT ABOUT' $750,000.
Carried -Contraband of War Estimated
at $200,000 Ship Insured.
New -York. May 7. The Lucitania's
cargo was valued at about three
quarters! of a million dollars and con
tained a large quantity of war sup
plies. Her manifest included 280.000 pounds
of brass and copper wire, S66.000
worth of .-military .goods .and 4l
Cabled Paragraphs
Claims Shortage of Cruisers.
London, May 8, 1.56 a. m. Admiral
Lord Charles Beresford, asked for an
expression of opinion regarding the
sinking of the Lusitania, said he
thought it was due to a shortage of
cruisers to protect the trade routes.
This had been his opinion, he added,
for years.
cases of ammunition valued at $200,
024, of which was contraband of war.
The ship ltsedf, Cunard officials said
today, was covered by $5,000,000 war
risk insurance.
The news created perhaps the
greatest consternation in exporting
circles, where the question arose as
to the probable course of the steam
ship companies in maintaining their
schedules in the future. No can
cellations were announced today. The
Cunard line permitted the Anchor
Liner Transylvania to sail this ev
ening for Liverpool.
Prominent Steel Men on Ship.
Pittsburgh, Pa., May 7. According
to steamship agents here twenty per
sons from the Pittsburgh district had
There Is a
Inasmuch as It must be agreed that newspaper advertising leads
all other kinds, it must also be admitted that there is a reason for It.
The fact is that it 'does just what is expected of it, and it brings re
sults. The fact that it holds such a place in the advertising field is
because it Is a newspaper and th e greatest value from newspaper ad
vertising is to be gained from the columns f the paper which pre
sents the news while it is news. It is the paper whose news columns
are eagerly sought which insure s the advertisers that their business
announcements are going to get and hold the attention of the people
who read.
This is what is assured by the use of the advertising columns of
The Bulletin for through the thorough manner in which it covers the
local and suburban territory it reaches fully 45,000 each day. For the
merchant or business house seeking to draw business and hold it there
is no medium which can equal The Bulletin. There is a reason for it.
It is a newspaper. It circulates through Eastern Connecticut thor
oughly and it brings results. Use The Bulletin both for retention and
development of business.
In the past week the following matter was carried in its news
Bulletin Telegraph Local General Total
Saturday, May 1... 133 152 1042 1327
Monday, '.May 3... 169 135 284 588
Tuesday, May 4... 142 167 160 469
Wednesday, May 5... 157 123 184 464
Thursday, May 6. ... 142 124 239 505
Friday, May 7. . . 174 138 234 546
Totals 917
booked passage on the Lusitania. In
the number were eight first cabin, nine
second cabin and three third cabin
passengers. Among the first cabin
passengers are said to have been sev
eral prominent steel and iron manu
facturers bound for Europe to close
Wealthy Boston Shoe Dealer Cancelled
His Passage.
Boston, May 7. A premonition of
disaster was responsible for the fact
that Edward B. Bowen, a wealthy shoe
dealer, whose name appears on the
"list of saloon cabin passengers who
sailed on the Lusitania" tonight, heard
reports at his home at Newton of the
wreck of the liner.
Mr. Bowen, with important business
awaiting him in London, had engaged
passage on the Lusitania. He had ob
tained his passport from Washington,
he said, adding that he had an ap
pointment on the dock in New York
with Isaac Lehmann. Paris representa
tive of the Alison Supply company of
"Friday night," he explained, "a feel
ing grew upon me that something was
going to happen on the Lusitania. I
talked it over with Mrs. Bowen and
decided to cancel passage."
Theatrical Circles in New York Are
New York, May 7. Uncertainty as
to the fate of Charles Frohman, pos
sibly the most widely known theatri
cal man in the world, who was a pas
senger on the ill-fated Lusitania, was
the absorbing topic among thousands
in the theatrical district tonight. Mr.
Frohman had sailed for England with
Charles Klein and Justus Miles For
man, playwrights.
Before his departure Mr. Frohman
said he was going to look over his the
atrical interests and see if he could
find some new war plays for the Amer
ican stage.
Stocks Fell From 8 to 29 Points and
Cotton $2.50 a Bale.
New York, May 7. The publication
of the news created therendous ex
citement in "Wall street and there fol
lowed a violent flurry in both the
cotton and stock markets. Under an
avalanche of selling orders which re
ceived their greatest volume during
the last hour of trading, stocks fell
from S to 29 points and cotton $2.50
a bate. The so-called war stocks, like
Bethlehem Steel, were especially af
Women Relatives of the Crew Anxious
ly Awaiting News.
Liverpool, May r7 Scenes reminis
cent of the Titanic-and the Empress of
Ireland- disasters were to be witnessed
in Liverpool tonight, where a large
crowd,, chiefly women relatives of the
crew of the Lusitania, gathered out
side the Cunard offices anxiously
awaiting tnewa of their men.
Little was available, iut the-people
remained-calm, although the strain was
So far as could be learned here to
night the Lusitania had no .guns on
IbQpuoL. -
Jap Ultimatum
Reply Will Be Delivered to M. Hioki,
the Japanese Minister, Tonight or
Sunday Morning.
Peking. May 8. 3.05 a. m. The at
taches of the foreign office were at
work all night translating Japan's ul
timatum and drafting the terms of
China's compliance with the demands
which will be submitted to Yuan Shi
Kai and the state council this morn-
Reason For It
839 2143 3899
ing at 10 o'clock. The reply will be
delivered to M. Hioki, the Japanese
minister, this evening or Sunday morn
ing. The Chinese note will review China's
case, answer the charges contained in
the ultimatum and accept the demands
without qualification. The government
expects no serious revolutionary out
break from the people. The military
leaders have assured Yuan Shi Kai
that their support would continue.
Expression of Opinion is Expected
from Great Britain, France and
Washington, May 7. Official advices
here late today indicated that a crisis
in the far east has been averted, that
Japan has modified her demands, and
that China will .accept them.
Before the terms of the agreement
are finally concluded, however, an ex
pression of opinion is expected by the
United States from Great Britain,
France and Russia, as the allies of
Japan, as to whether the interests
which the leading powers have had in
the maintenance of the territorial in
tegrity of China or the "open door"
policy have been affected.
To Learn Attitude of Powers.
The American ambassadors at Lon
don, Paris and Petrograd have been in
structed to learn tho attitude of the
powers whicn, like the United States,
are pledged to maintain the territorial
status quo in China and the freedom
of commercial opportunity. Inasmuch
as Japan and Germany are at war, the
latter country was not consulted at
this time, but later may be included
in the American government's corre
spondence on the question.
Officials were silent as to the com
munications that had been sent abroad,
but it is known that it was desired
before the negotiations were ended to
consult the other powers in view of
the peculiar relationship existing be
tween them and the United States in
connection with Chinese affairs.
Secretary Bryan would not discuss
the matter beyond saying the state
ment issued last night covered the
American government's position. He
announced, however, that today the
state department had received the sub
stance of the Japanese ultimatum and
that it contained important modifica
tions by Japan of her demands.
CREW OF 700 OR 800.
America Was Represented by 106 in
First Cabin and 65 in Second.
New York, May 7. A -revised list of
the passengers made public by the
line tinight, snowed there were 1,251
passengers on board. The crew num
bered 'between ,700 and 800, making a
total of more than 2,000 on the
The list made public showed the
various nationalities of the-passengers
as follows:
First cabin:. Great (Britain, 179
United StateselOS; Greece 3; Sweden
1; Mexico 1; Switzerland 1.
Second cabin: Great Britain 621s
United States 65: 'Russia 3: Belgium
1; Holland 3; France 5; Italy 1; un-J
Known l.
Third class: Great;JBritain 204;. Ire
land 39; Scotland 13; Russia 69;
United States 17; Persiarl8; Greece 3;
(Finland 1; Scandinavia 4; Mexico 1.
There were many-inquiries from the
theatrical districts tonight In regard
to Charles Frohman. another of the
prominent Americana aboard, -
Condensed Telegrams
Lassen Peak, Cal., Is in eruption
again, the 91st In two years.
The Italian King ordered a suspen
sion of all furloughs in the army.
All lines placed on the sunken sub
marine F-4 in Honolulu harbor again
Williams College paid tribute to its
lounaer, colonel jjjpnraim Williams,
who was born 200 years ago.
An official decree announced in
London prohibits the enry into Great
Britain of Belgian bank notes.
Mrs. Anna M. Mason, of Camden, N.
J., aged 63, died as a result of excite
ment caused by attending a circus.
In an address before the Wisconsin
Tjeeislatlire fv - T Vr. i ri on t T.i ft fn m
mended President Wilson's neutrality
Siam's pavilion, which was trans
ported in 150,000 separate pieces from
Bangkok, was dedicated at the Pana
ma-Pacific Exposition.
The Spanish steamer Jose De Aram
buru was completely wrecked on
Rummelstone Rocks, Land End, Eng
land. The crew escaped.
William Trexler, Jr., receiving teller
or the Industrial Trust, Title & Sav
ings Co., of Philadelphia, shot and
seriously wounded himself.
Miss Emily Laubach of Woster, O.,
working with the American ambu
lance in Paris, was married -there to
Benjamin Johnson of St. Paul.
Seismographs at Georgetown Uni
versity recorded earth shocks of mod
erate intensity, estimated to have been
about 1,800 miles from Washington.
Mayor Blankenburg of Philadelphia
accepted the invitation of a commit
tee ot councils to accompany the Lib
erty Bell on its trip to San Francisco.
Alleged to have attempted to hang
his wife to a bed post because she
asked him to get a job, Peter Kra
jick was held for the grand jury at
Newark, N. J.
Secretary of the Interior Lane ac
cepted the resignation of Edward W.
Barker of the United States Geologi
cal Survey, for many years the gov
ernment coal statistician.
Two men and a woman were held
in West Side New York police court
on a charge of being implicated in a
burglary in which more than ?3,000
worth or jewelry was stolen.
Dr. Rosalvo Bobo, leader of the rev
olutionary movement against Presi
dent Guillaume, of Hayti, rode into the
captured town of Cape Haytien at the
head' of a strong detachment of caval
Owing to the pressure of work, the
interstate Commerce Commission
postponed its hearings into the pro
posed increase in passenger rates n
the western railroads from May 17 to
juiy i. ,
Mrs. Eugenia Hisler, of Wiscasset
Me., confessed there of the murder of
her husband, Fred Hisler, and was
sentenced to State prison for not less
than seven years and not more than
ten years.
Governor Fielder of New Jersey sign
ed the bill passed by the special ses
sion of the legislature fixing October
19 as the date for election on the suf
large question and other constitution
al amendments.
Scores of people were thrown from
their beds when a terrific explosion
wrecKea a two-story building at No.
2316 West Ohio Street. Chicago. It is
believed that a dynamite bomb was
thrown at the building.
Followina the annMranrA Af o tn-oot
crack in one of the walls of the Four
teenth Regiment armory, Brooklyn,
police stopped all traffic passing the
structure, fearing a collapse. This
order includes street cars.
The steamer Magrab of Alexandria,
witn a wreeK captain and crew and
sailing under the Belgian flag, was in
terned by French authorities at Mar
seilles, as the ship is owned by Ger
mans. The cargo was seized.
Chief Magistrate McAdoo In a letter
to the Board of New York Magis
trates enclosing letters from Mayor
Mitchel and Park Commissioner Ward,
announced an extended campaign
against the depredations of vandals
in the public parks.
A child, whose parents were Chris
Scientists, and who would not call in a
doctor, when he contracted scarlet
fever is blamed for the epidemic of
that disease that spread through the
Oranges, N. J., last spring, by Health
Officer Frank J. Osborne.
A series of brilliant receptions and
fetes is being arranged at Montivideo,
Uruguay, in honor of Dr. Lauro Mull
er. Brazilian Minister of Foreign Af
fairs who is on a journey to several
South American states to bring about
a stronger union among these coun
The pastoral relations between Rev.
John George Chalmers Richmond and
the parish of St. John's Protestant
Episcopal church, Philadelphia, were
ordered dissolved by Bishop Rhine
lander. "I defy the Bishop to railroad
me out of St. John's Church," says the
No Rule of International Law to
Countenance Deed.
Syracuse, N. . Y., May 7. When in
formed tonight of the sinking of the
Lusicitania, Colonel Theodore Roose
velt made the following statement to
The Associated Press:
"I can only repeat wbat I said a
week ago when in similar fashion the
American Gulflight was destroyed off
the English -coast-and (her captain
drowned. I then .called attention to
what I had said two months previ
ously, when the Germans established
this war zone and announced- that
with submarines and mones they
would-commit the deeds thateince
they' have actually committed? and
thajt these deeds could by no rule of
international law e regarded otherwise-
than -as pure piracy."
Paper clubs for policemen, practi
cally indestructible, have been invent
ed by, an Englishman,
Recommended by Finance Committee in Report Sub
.y mitted in the Senate ...
House Passes Bill Making Incurable Insanity Grounds for Di-
-Gives to the Superior Court Exclusive Jurisdic
tion of All Complaints for Divorce Name -of Manual
Training School in New-London Changed to the NeW
London Vocational School. , .
(Special to The Bulletin.)
Hartford, May 7. As usual there
was less than a quorum present at the
Friday session and, although there was
some lively discussion, care was exer
cised that matters were not brought
to the point that would disclose lack of
quorum and carry with it automatic
adjournment. There was a deluge of
reports received, the unfavorable be
ing promptly rejected and the favor
able sent through the required chan
nel to final action. At present there
is indication that much that should
have been done right will not so be
done, if the general assembly adjourns
May 18th. as planned, unless radical
improvement has been made on the
methods that have marked the pre
ceding days of the present session.
Concerning Cooperative Associations.
Section 3994 of the general statutes
was amended to read as follows: The
business of the association shall be
managed by a president, a treasurer
and a board of not less than five di
rectors, who shall be styled a board
of managers, shall be chosen annually
by the stockholders and shall hold
their offices until others are chosen
and qualified in their stead, except
that when the by-laws of such asso
ciation shall so prescribe the board
of managers may be divided into not
more than three classes, each class to
hold office for not more than threo
years and one class to be elected an
nually. Such association shall have
such other officers as- it shall pre
scribe by its by-laws, and the mode of
appointment and choice of such offi
cers shall be prescribed by the by-,
Section 3996 of the general statutes
was amended to read as follows: The
amount of capital stock of such as
Accused Appeared Confused During
Mincola, L. I., May 7. Mrs. Florence
Conklin Carman testified in her own
defense today at her trial on the
charge of murder in connection with
the shooting of Mrs. Louise D. Bailey
in the office of her husband, Dr. Ed
win Carman, in Freeport, June 30 last.
Ifer testimony was almost identical
with that related by her at the first
trial last fall which resulted in a dis
On direct examination Mrs. Carman
denied everything to which Celia
Coleman, hrr former negro maid, had
testified. SlN denied that she had
ever used any firm-arm, but admitted
that there was a pistol in her room
at the time of the shooting. A csmall
automatic pistol was produced by her
counsel and placed in evidence. The
bullet that killed Mrs. Bailey was of
larger calibre.
Only once did Mrs. Carman appear
confused curing her cross examina
tion and that was when District At-
tornev Lewis J. Smith produced an
ouTline of the Carman house and ask
er her to point out which window she
rapred on v hen Mrs. v arrance,
nurse, wis in the doctor's office.
"Which time?" asked Mrs. Car
"You know which Mrs. Carman,'
snapped Mr. Smith. "Did you go more
than once .-
"No," she replied and then quickly
recovered her composure and said
"You asked me which window: be
lieve me. if I had done it (meaning
the shoo'.ins) I wouldn't have gone to
the same wjr.dow. '
After her cross examination Mrs.
Carman H'iLtned to her seat at the
counsel table and burst into tears.
Counsel for both sides believed that
the case would go to the jury tomor-,
row afternoon.
Women Wept Bitterly as Hours Passed
with No Definite News.
London, May 7, 10. 55 p. m. The Cu
nard offices in London, which were to
remain open throughout the night,
were besieged tonight by a great
crowd, largely composed of women,
many of them weeping bitterly as the
hours passed and no definite news was
received of those aboard the Lusi
Accommodation was provided inside
the offices for those who had relatives
or friends on the steamer, while hun
dreds waited outside, eagerly reading
tne Duneuns wnicn torn or the boats
arriving at Kinsale and Queenstown,
but which gave no names and con
sequently did not allay the anxiety.
Business Section of Manning in An
other County Damaged.
Columbia, S. C, May 7. Four per
sons are reported killed in Marlboro
county and the business section of
Manning, in the adjoining county, is
said to have been severely damaged by
a tornado late today. Few details were
available because of interruption to
Worcester, Mass, . Represented.
Worcester, Mass.. May 7. Msr. A. C.
Luck of San Francisco and her two
children, Eldridge and Kenneth, were
passengers on tne iyusitania. Her
husband, who is in the employ of a
Worcester" firm, is now in Europe. As
passage for Airs. Luck and her chil
dren was obtained through the firm.
they appear on the passenger list as
from this city.
sociation shall be fixed by its articles
of association at any sum not exceed
ing two hundredi thousand dollars. The
association may increase or diminish
the amount and number of shares of
such stock at any meeting of the
stockholders specially called for such
purpose, and with five days after iho
passage of any vote increasing or
diminishing such stock, shall cause
such vote to be recorded in the town
clerk's office of the town where its
business , is carried on, but no share
shall be l issued for less than its oar
value. " (
Insanity Divorce.
The- act concerning the granting of
divorces on the ground of insanity,
was amended to read: The superior
court shall have exclusive jurisdiction
of all complaints for divorce, and may
grant divorces to any man or woman
for the following offenses committed
by the other party, to wit: Adultery,
fraudulent contract: wilful desertion
for three years, with total neglect of
duty; seven years' absence, during ail
which period the absent party has not
been heard from; habitual" intemper
ance: intolerable cruelty; sentence to
imprisonment for life; or any infi
mous crime involving a violation of
conjugal duty and punishable by im
prisonment in the state prison. It
may grant divorces in cases in whi3h
both the husband and the wife are
residents of this state if either has
become incurably insane and has been
legally confined in a hospital or asy
lum for the insane for at least five
years next preceding the date of the
bringing of the complaint in such ac
tion. Mr. Martin of Orange spoke in op
position, as it meant an extension of
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Both Berlin and Petrograd Claim
Gains at Various Points.
Fighting of a sanguinary character
still continues between the Russians
and the Teutonic allies in Galicia and
in the western and eastern Carpathi
ans. Vienna asserts that the Austro
Germans are now in the district of
Pilsno and Jalso, east of the Wisloka,
and that the Russians are still retreat
ing, pursued by ihe Teutons, who ar
advancing across the Beskids.
In the eastern Carpathians, Vienna
declares that the Austro-Germans ar
repulsing desperate Russian attacks
and causing heavy losses. Petrograd
says the fighting in Galicia between
the Vistula and the Carpathians has
"assumed the character of a great bat
tle." From Courland to the Carpathians
both Berlin and Petrograd claim suc
cesses at various points.
Bad weather prevails on the western
front and but little fighting has taken
place there. Both the Germans and
the allies report yme gains or repulses
of attacks.
In addition to the Lusitania, German
submarines have sent two other Brit
ish steamers to the bottom off the Irish
coast the Candidate and the Centu
rion. The crews of both vessels were
The opening of the Italian parlia
ment, which was eet for May 12, has
been postponed by a royal decree to
May 20. Meanwhile the situation in
Italy is said to be growing more tense,
and the newspapers express the opin
ion that only a miracle now can keep
Italy out of the war.
Japan has waived points in her de
mands to China, and China has an
nounced that other proposals of the
Tokio government will be accepted.
This is considered as giving a brighter
aspect to the situation and as possibly
avoiding a rupture.
Ought to Make Possible Recovery of
Valuable Property.
Wahington, May 1-Navy depart
ment charts show that the waters off
Kinsaie, where the Lusitania is report
ed to have sunk, are comparatively
shallow, ranging from 120 to 200 feet
in depth at a distance of nine or ten
miles from snore. This, naval officers
said tonight, ought to make possible
the recovery of valuable property on
board the ship.
Motor Boat Picks Up 79.
Dublin. Mav S. 3.17 a. m. The motor
boat Elizabetn has arrived at Kinsale
and reports that at 3.30 o'clock yester
day afternoon she picked up two life
boats containing 63 and 16 survivors
of the Lusitania, respectively. A Cork
tug took the rescued to Queenstown.
They were mostly women and children.
The passengers said that owing to her
list to port ihe Lusitania could not
launch many of her lifeboats.
Apprehension Among Americans in
London, May 8, 2.15 a. m. The Times
devotes a long article in its news col
umns to the attitude of Americans In
London on the disaster, saying: "The
sinking of the Lusitania has aroused
excitement and apprehension among
the Americans in London."
Among the Survivors.
London, May 8, 3.10 a. m. The
Cunard Line company announces
among the survivors: General Lassiger
and son, first cabin; Mrs. Bretherton,
second cabin.
The loss of life occasioned by earth
quake generally depends on the densi
ty of population rather than the se
verity of the shocks.

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