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board side, one forward and the other in the engine room. Th
caused terrific explosions.
"Captain Turner immediately ordered the boats out. T
t-fiip began to list badly immediately.
"Ten boats were put into the water, and between four ht
dred and five hundred passengers entered them. The boat
which I was approached the land with three other boats, and i
were picked up shortly after 4 o'clock by the Stormcock.
'I tear ihat few of the officers were saved. They act
"There were only fifteen minutes from the time the ship >%
struck until she foundered, going down bow foremost. It was
. dreadful sight."
More dispatches brought word that the hotel and lodgii
houses are being canvassed in an effort to obtain more or less a
thoritative lists of the survivors.
One of the first persons landed from the ship by a boat whi<
reached Kinsale Head was General H. B. Lassetter, late cor
mander of an Australian Light Horse Brigade. His wife and 1
were returning from a trip to Los Angeles. George A. Kessle
the New York wine agent, and Mrs. J. T. Smith, of Bracevill
Ohio, were also reported among the saved.
The Admiralty gave out the official news about midnight th.
the attack was made in broad daylight and with absolutely n
A Queenstown dispatch to "The Daily Chronicle" says thi
??even torpedoes were discharged from the German craft and thi
one of them struck the Lusitania amidships.
There is no question in anyone's mind here that it was a sut
marine which caused the disaster. There is information at han
that persons on shore near Galley Head did see a submarine ye;
lerday at that point.
Furthermore, the steamer Narragansett at 3:45 p. m. saw
fubmarine, believed to be the one which hit the Lusitania. Sh
fired a torpedo at the Narragansett, but it passed ten yards astern
rnd the vessel got away and went to the assistance of the Lusitania'
The Cunarder's wireless call for assistance was received a
Queenstown at 2:15 p. m., and Admiral Coke, in charge of thi
naval station, at once sent all available tugs and trawlers to thi
point indicated. The tugs Warrior, Stormcock and Julia, with fiv<
trawlers and the Queenstown lifeboat in tow of another tug, pu
lo sea immediately.
Within fifteen minutes of the receipt of the first S O S ca'
Queenstown Harbor was virtually cleared of all movable craft, par
ticularly smaller boats. Fishing vessels also gathered around, and i
is judged here that there was no lack of assistance. At 2:30 o'clocV
what was apparently the last wireless message left the Lusitania
!t was a curious message, and indicated that the wireless operator,
at least, who was probably not under the direct supervision of his
officers at that moment, did not know just where he was. It said
"We think we are off Kinsale. Big list. Come with all
There can be no doubt that the Lusitania's officers knew where
they were. The Lusitania was not due, according to the schedule
which has been followed since shortly after the war broke out
(when her run was lengthened from about four days to seven or
more), at the point where she sank until about twenty-four hours
later. This indicates that she had put on all her four screw?),
-whereas for many of her trips she has been using only two, in
order to save coal.
This would indicate that some attention was paid at least to
the more recent threats against the ship in America. The sub?
marine's achievement is considered a wonderful piece of luck, from
the German point of view. It has been considered that any ship
moving faster than fifteen knots was almost unhitable by the
slower moving, clumsy submarine. The German evidently simply
lay in wait, gauged the speed of the gigantic liner and at the proper
I moment let fly.
Naval officers consider that if the Lusitania was making full
speed or anywhere near full speed it was almost a miracle that the
torpedoes found their mark.
American feeling ran high here as soon as the news was re?
ceived, and Ambassador Page made inquiry immediately at the
Foreign Office to learn if any mines had been placed at the spot
where the Lusitania sank. He was told definitely there were no
mines in the locality, and has forwarded his report to that effect to
The Cunard company states officially that the ship was sunk
without any warning whatever.
The weather off the Irish coast was particularly good yester?
day, and the attack took place when the sun was shining.
Captain Turner. 22 Years In the i
Service, Twice Put in Com- '
mand of Lusitania.
Captain W. T. Turner, master of th?
Lu.itania. had a r?-markably ?uddcn
rise in the ?en-ice of the Cunard Line.
Although he had been with the com?
pany for twenty-two year*, it was not
until I?0-* that he was put in command
of a bis: vessel. That vessel was the (
Th? Lusitania was not an easy ves
tel to handle, bu* Turner soon justified
the hopes of those who picked him. (
They wanted a man who could push
her to the limit in speed, take chancea ,
in rettinR here on time, and do so with- '
out mishap. Turner tilled the bill, and
ao exceptional wa? hi? work on the
LuaiUnia that he wa? Jumped over the
heads of his seniors and assirned to
the M au retani a. which by that time
had eclipsed the Lusitania in speed.
Captam Charle? then took th? Lusi- ?
Uni?, but wa? later assigned to ihore |
duty for special service of the Ad?
miralty, and the command of the Lu?i
Uni?. went to iaptain Daniel Dow.
Charle? waa assifc-ned to the Maure
tanra when Turner wa? ?ent to the
newest Cunardcr. the Aquitania. Cap- i
tain Turner maintained e?mmand of
the Aquitania until ?he wa? pre??ed ,
into service a? a troop ?hip by th,- Ad- '
The s__U.ita_._a- ma?ter came from
PM?aHnf parents. Hi? erandfather
and father were mariner?, and at six?
teen he ?hipped in sail. When about ,
twenty he entered ateam and got a I
place a? ? third iunior officer in the
Cunard servir?. He left the company.
but returned to it about twenty-two
vear? ago. He had been in command
of the Cunarder. Caro?.? '-arman,.,
Labi-a. Carpet-?-? ?ad * *??*?-.
"What Will America Do?"
Question Asked on
All Sides.
Scenes Resemble Titanic Sinking
as Crowds Storm Offices
for News.
IB*- r?'>!? I? The Tt1* UM }
London, May 7. Nothing sine?* the i
war began has fo shocked London as
the Lusitania disaster, when first the
rumors came about 4 o'clock this after?
noon, first from Liverpool, then from
the Admiralty itself.
Extra editions were issued by all
enir.g papers. (irent crowiis
?fathered outside the Cunard offices,
awaiting th? news, which was slow in
At midnight the crowd was still
there tcorei ?if people from curiosity,
but fifty or more sitting patiently
waiting for news of their own relative?
or friesdi aboard. It resembled the'
days of the Titanic diaaeter.
During the afternoon an official tore
from the windows a sign in red lat?
ter? announcing that the Lusitania
would eil foi New York on May 16.
The people watched him silent 1 v and ,
waited for tVie new?.
Information was slow in coming. '
now, at midnight, there is no defl-1
rute report ?I to the lo-s of life, despite .
rumors that tho losses reach over el
thousand. I
Depression in Theatres.
In the theaf night 1 here wa- ?
noticeable depression. Nothing has
?truck so near to British hearts as
this, the destruction of one of the
queens of the British mercantile ma?
rine, a ship possesed of such
that when last week there were threats
in America of her being torpedoed peo?
ple just laughed and said it was impos
.-1 i > ! o that, it would be like hitting a
duck with B rifle.
Yet. some (ierinun torpedo gunner
has done it. The Lusitania is at the
of the (,renn.
Coming atop of the German use of
asphyxiating gases, this latest out?
rage will arouse this nation as never
The newspaper offices, the Adnvralry
and other official sources of infor?
mation were besieged all day and night
for information, yet little was avail?
With each tiny bulletin there ap
Commande?'; of the Lusitaiu?*? ^4
Upper row. left to right, Lady Markworth, Mrs. F. W. Pearl, Mrs.
O. H. Hammond. Lower row. Miss Eva Baker, Rita Jolivet.
peared new extras on the streets,
London stayed up much later
The Cabinet took the deepest ir
est. Chancellor Lloyd George, who
attending ti ? inquet of an
paper organisation, was late, ?Irla
!. by the Lusitania disa
"W II this serve to hr7r,g Amc
into the war?" "What will Americi
now ?"
These and similar questions \
a?ki-'d on nil sides to-night througl
London, where it is generally bell?
that th* ill h:?ve a ter
t( upon th<? relations of Ame
and Germany.
People cannot see how it is nn?*
for Washington to permit the disai
to p;i?; unnoticed, particularly as
many Americana were aboard.
President Wilson's warning to (
?i recalled, and it i? e<
now. as it was when the Wartung
Riven, thnt the President meant
only Americans aboard American ?V
bul all Americans legitimately sail
the high sen aboard the ships <>i "'
alities. Coming so soon al
the Gulflight ca-??. opinion here is t
Washington is literally compelled
take the mos1 drastic action agai
Scenes at ( unard Offices.
Inside the London Cunan] office ?
or t? n ni7il lie-aged ladiei
quietly reading newspapers,
hoping against hope. Early in the U
vigil the overstrung nerve i of i
young girl pave away, and she ihriel
m hj tei ics. She had ? brol her i
?? r on the doomed vessel, but
the could he told was that the b<
had gone down and that U was h?>j
that I |tn were safe.
In a corner sat an old, white hear
clergyman and hii wife waiting i
tiently for news of their son, who ?
returning from America.
Inquine 7? - to the safety of tl
end that relation were cont
nally arriving by telegraph and te
phono. The American Ambassador *-?
a representative to discover all th?
?rai to l"- known, and requested to
kept in telephone communication.
I?, every one the company'.-* offlci
were courteous anil considerate alii
speaking in quiet, reassuring torn
moving silently about the snxioi
grief-stricken crowds.
On a lung office counter newspap
men, British and American, quiet
scribbled their messages at int.-rvs
of an hour or se, though they real
?eemed like days or year.-.
In the small hours of this mornii
the crowds were hardly lessened. The
who had left earlier in the night ne
returned, and new watchers wen* ec
stantly arriving.
Posting of the News.
It was in the city, in the heart i
the shipping quarter, that the sinkir
of the huge liner first became know
The information was brief, but con
plete. Th?* message posted at Lloyi
"Admiralty report that Lusitania Wl
sunk oft Old Head of Kinsale at 'J:l
o'clock this afternoon."
Before long officers of the *'unar
company in Palmerston House,Bishopi
fate Street, were besieged by inqun
??rs and telephone bells rang franticall*
but the officials knew nothing mor
than WBS contained in the Admirait
It was arranged to keep open th
offices of the company all night for th
receipt of information concerning th
relativ?- of pi engers.
At 6:M officials at the Cockspu
Street ornees announced that they ha
received information that sixteen o
the ship's boats were engaged in th
work of rescue, and twenty boats fron
the adjacent coast were also on th
Newa Anger? Americans.
There were remarkable scenes in th?
Strand when the sinking first becam?
l !.. Newsboys at first were stoppe?
va hen thev shouted the news, until the>
, convinced policemen.
Crowds gathered in a few minute?
and the extras were ?non sold out. The
news wa? first published at s:4S p. m,
?ad created a profound impression on
the public ?-penally in the \\ ? ?
: hotels, where the guests gathered
around the newspaper muci
Many Americans, rnn.t'iy business
men. are at present staying at the
Hotel Cecil, the Savoy and other big
1 hotels on Northumberland Avenue.
Those who had exiec-ed relatives and
' friends to arrive in London to-dav hur?
ried in taxieabs to make inquiries at
i the Cunard office?
<?ther Americans in evening dress rose
hurriedlv from the dinner table when
I thev heard the news and drove to the
?hipping office in I'ockspur Street.
Thev did not attempt to hide their an?
ger at this last master stroke of Ger?
m?n cowardliness. , , _
Continued from rs-sTe I
tania are received. There is one thin
certain, however, and that it that Cer
many will not bo allowed to shirk an
responsibility for the disaster, shoul
investigation show that the act wa
performed by a German submarine.
The possibility of the Lusitania hav
ing struck a mine was discounted her
by the rcceipt~of news that the Britis
Admiralty had given assurances tha
there were no mines in the neighbor
hood in which the vessel was blowi
Protest Will Be Vigorous.
Kven if no American lives had bcei
lost, the sinking of th?? Cunard line
bj a German torpedo would have beei
made a part of the most vigorous pro
?hat the American government ha?
yet transmitted to the German Foreigi
? ie belts ;' ?f officials higl
m the administration to-night.
The United States has repeatedly as
serted that it recognizes the right o
belligerents to visit and search only
and that it will hold the German gov?
ernment to strut accountability to
the loss of any American live:
through the undersea warfare of th?
German government.
The united States has no concerr
over the sinking of the Lusitania it
-elf, but it is gravely concerned ovei
the probable lo-s of the lives of Anu?r
lean Citizens through the activity ol
German submarines in the war /.one
In the note of the American gt'Vern
ment to the German Foreign Office 01
February 10 it eras declared that thii
try would take any steps it mighl
think necessary to safeguard Ameri
?an lives and property and to sec ?in?
fo American citizens the full enjoyment
of their acknowledged rights on the
high seas.
It is frankly stated here that there
is no doubt that the destruction of th?
t'unard liner was deliberately planned
by the Germans long before it sailed
and that the German Embassy's adver?
tisement was merely a ruse behind
which the German government hoped
to hide in case there was loss of life,
At the time of the publication of this
advei tisi -red by high
officials of the Stute I?epartment that,
*??> far a*? tin-; government w-as con?
cerned, it did not in any way relieve
the Gei man government from being
held to a strict accountability for the
loss of life of any American citizen.
May Hide Behind ?Aarning.
Already there is talk in German cir?
cles here that the imperial government
will disavow any responsibility for the
i rp? doing of the Cunard liner, on the
ground that sufficient notice and warn
in had been given.
t?ne interesting pha-e .,f the sinking
of the steamer is awaited with consid?
erable interest here, and that is
whether or not the Lusi* ruta was fly?
ing the American flag when it was
-unk. A little more than two months
ago the Lusitania flew the American
fla.r in the (?erman war zone while on
its \ ay to this country. This provoked
a note of warning from Germany as to
the use of the American flag by ?hip.*?
of the Allies, and ft reply from this
country that Germany's responsibility
regarding American ships and Ameri?
ca!: eitiiens was undimmished.
N'avnl officers here were incline?*: to
believe that the commander of the Ger?
man submarine which torpedoed the
Lusitania purposely selected the spot
for the sinking of the vessel because
its clo em - to Ian would minimize
the danger of loss of lif *.
News of the .-inking ??f th? Lusitania
- hie for the quick ending
??f a luncheon, at which Secretary
Tumulty and several members of the
lent'i c,-,b m* were present. The
lunceon was at the Shoreham Hotel,
and ju-t as the coffee had been finished
a new-paper man informed the Cab?
inet officers "f tn?' sinking of the
liner. Secretary Bryan, who was one
of the party, starte?! for hi? office al
moat "n a run to get more informa?
ron, while ?Secretary Tumulty hastened
; to the White House to inf-.rm the
.'resident. SecretariM Lane, Redfleld,
Wilson, l'aniel?. and Garrison were
other members of the Cabinet at the
luncheon, and they, too, hurried hack
to their departments.
At the Herman Embassy to-night it
wa*. sard that no news of the sinking
of the Lusitania had been r?
.The ambassador was in New York, it
j su declared, and no statement coulei
i be given out until he returned.
? The British Kmhlfff **'?* also with?
out mi..-_tt..?.ti. u ?as said there,
First Optimism Fades as
Later Reports Show
Loss of Life.
Carried Cargo Valued at $725,
000, Fully Covered by
Large crowds, showing little or no
i excitement, flocked to the offices of the
Cunard Line, 'J.'? State Street, yesterday
when .he first news an anconi
report told of the sinking of the Luli
taniH. Those who had been present at
the White Star offices when the first
rumor of the Titanic disaster was made
public drew a comparison between the
scenes then and yesterday.
In the Cunard offices no news of
deaths *vas given out. None had been
publish?, i on the day the Titanic sank.
To-day, however, with the knowledge
that many have gone down with the Lu?
sitania sprend abroad, the State Street
rooms will probably be besieged by a
i as frantically anxious as that
which waited day and night within the'
White Star Line offices for news of
their loved ones.
The meagre announcement was re?
ceived shortly before noon, and was .
given to the few parsons who had
gathered in the office before 1 o'clock.
Subsequent mi Igei were made pub
lie as they reached the steamship
office during the afternoon an?! even?
ing? Hut none of these had any de?
tails of the sinking, nor did any before
the cable received at 9:30 o'clock last
night tell whether any lives had been
I.ate into the night a handful of per
I sons, eager to learn the fate of rela
snd friends who had sailed on
?he giant liner, despite the -warning
which had been sdvertised, crowded the
counters at the office, end telephone
calls and inquiries by telegraph came
from all part- of the country. More
than 500 telephone inquiries were
answered by the troop Of clerks who
were kept late last night at their
. ?iuties. Some came from as far as St.
Louis. Atlanta and Montreal.
In the middle of the afternoon a re?
port that the liner had been beached
without casualties kept down the at?
tendance at Cunard headquai
Later, when announcement was made
that the Lusitania, according to all the
sdvieei that had been received, had
been sunk and not beached, i-eekera for
information again crowded the rooms.
The first message which mentioned
the passengers at all came into the
?company's office at 4:30 in the after?
noon. It tnld that ? Cork newspaper
had r lotted the landing of .'.00 per?
sons at. Queenstown. Soon after it was
given to the press the number of visi
, tors began to increase, but until the
9:30 cable nothing more was said re?
garding I he passengers' safety.
Some Died in Hospitals.
"Admiralty has had message from
Queenstown," said this announcement,
"saying between :>00 and 600 have been
1 landed at Queenstown, including many
hospital cases, Mime of whom have died.
Also a number landed at Kinsale." To
I this was appended a sentence telling
that the family of Cyril H. Hretherton,
| of Los Angeles, second cabin passen
1 gers, had reached Ireland safely.
All day official? had been hoping
1 against hope that there had been no
fatalities, for until this cable there had
\ been no mention of death, and all were
counting upon the best news. But
i shortly after 10 o'clock there came an?
other message. This was a Queenstown
wire to Liverpool, and was as follows:
"First Officer Jones thinks about 600
to t'HO saved. This includes passengers
and crew, and is the only estimate we
are able to make. We are going through
the hotels and lodging houses to-night
and will wire to-morrow fullest possi?
ble list. In the mean time, the injured
' fend dead are taking all our attention."
Thts notice created a distinct shock
: upon the few who remained late at the
?Cunard rooms, and the optimistic feel?
ing of the earlier evening that perhaps
r-.ll had been saved seemed to disappear
In addition to the passengers men?
tioned in the previous dispatches, a
bulletin, dat.-.l 6:40 p. m., cheered
the crowd by telling that other boat*
had landed more men and women.
This was as follows:
"Wire from Queenstown says that
boat Storm Cock is landing 1*,0. Re?
port by Admiralty ?ays the trawlers
[kick anil Indian Fmpire have about
600. Fixing Fish has 100. Three tor?
pedo boats have forty-tive and four
dead. Tutting landed passengers uo
at hotels and lodging houses, but can?
not give complete li>t of survivors be?
fore to-morrow. Passengers ar.* in
such a state that their immediate
wanta must first be considered."
800 May He Lost.
These messagea account for 1,209 of
the '2.000 passengers and erew believed
to have been on the Lusitania. Those
in charge of the New York office esti
I mate the latter about ?
Among the first inquiries was one
from the Grand Central Terminal ask?
ing about Alfred (1. VanderbRt. It was
reported early in the afternoon that
I Cornelius Vanderbilt had received a
i message from hisjirother, but this was
?denied last night., There were seversl{
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Feature, for Saturday, in their
Readjustment of Fashionable Apparel ?
Town and Country Suits?$35 an_ $45
1 i _*?_?,-. ,, ?_*?/,_' Smart "??lit? for Misses und -?mull . _?_n
formerly j>*>0 to$0* ? ,,?_,,? ,?.,??,,,,, ?,.-,an,i*.*,.,, at $2$
Motor and Sports Coats at $35
Miise?' Coat? at $20 and $25
BloUSeS at $10 and $I5
Heretofore $15 to $35?O? Georgette crep**. lac-, rhiffon.
Separate Skirts of -m-iene, ?h ne*. ??00 nah,
Palm Beach cloth. ?otton-R-barHtne. white or navy vryr, and
sm.rt tweeds?$8, $12 an. $15.
Semi-Dress and Street Hats?*10
"Earlier" models?Heretofore $l8, $20 and$2j.
The German Warning
and Lusitania's Defiance
Af'er the Lusitania sailed last Sat?
urday it was announced that a number (
of the better known per-ron-, booked
! on her. had received telegrams
signed with clearly fictitious name-,
warning them ??gainst sailing, as the'
.ship was to he blown up. Official'..
Imperial German Embassy in Washing?
ton sent an advertisement to the New
York papir.? warning all intending to
go abroad 'hat persons sailing on ships
of Great Un?a.*! and her Allies did so
at their own risk.
Neither the telegrams nor the notice ?
of the embassy had much, if any, effect |
upon the passengers who had booked.
At the office-; of the Western Union
Telegraph Company yesterday it was
mid that no effort had been made to ?
find out if its lines had been used for
the transmission of thr?-atening tele?
grams, or that any investigation would
be made if it were shown the company
had transmitted or delivered such mes
"We have no interest in messages
other than to deliver them so long as
the language complies with the laws
of decency," said General Manager
Weilever. "We <lo not know that such ?
messages wer.t over our line?, though
it is my recollection that the report of
these message, being received was de
"I can see where if it be shown that
the ship was sunk through an internal
explosion, the identity of the persons
sending messages predicting that re?
sult mi?ht be of importance."
anxious calls from persons connected I
with the theatre, as Charles Trohman,
the manager, and Charles Klein and
Justus Miles Forman were among the j
passengers. The presence of Lady Allan
and her daughters caused many in?
quiries from Canada, especially Mont-1
real. Beyond the reports received at
the offices, however, the clerks, who,
wrre kept busy answering the tele?
phone, could give no information.
Charles P. Sunnier, the company's
general manager, declined last night to
giv? out any statement, saving that he
hud no more than the dispatches, and '
until more definite news was learned
he preferred not to discuss the sinking.
Many New Yorkers who had sailed
inspired queries from their friends and
relative eity, and among the
ftrat was Dock Commissioner K. A ?
Smith. Ju.t as he left the office the
text of the first mes-age -that which
had told of the sinking?which was
originally communicated by the Cunard
Line to the newspapers, was given out.
This had been received rive hours ear?
lier, but the first announcement had
been in the form of a bulletin.
Th<- te\* of the cable message rc
cei ed here was;
"Lusitania, according .?> unconfirmed
report, has been torpedoed by sub?
marine i?t - p. m., Frida*/, ten miles
south of Kin-ale, nJ sunk 2:80. No
news yet as to .*:?fety of passengers
and crew."
Excepting the Brethert m?, the first
m? - sag.- ?.?.huh mentioned the safety ?>f
any particular passengers came about
?1 o'clock la t night, when wor? erai
received that General H. B. La*
hi., wite ami son, who wei" returning
to London, having boo'red their passage
in Syc'ncy, Au-tralia, were rimons those
brought to ; ore safety.
A luter message told that George A.
Kessler, th? wine mc-chant, of this
e v. ami Mis.? Jes-ie Taft S'nth, of
Braeeville, o io, had been : ved.
Besides her passengers the Lusitania I
ca ci. about 1,200 tons of cargo, but
becausi? the Americar. liner New York
left this port on the same day as the
Cunar 1er she c_,mea only 98 sacks of'
mail. Her c.i.go was valu i at about
1726,000, and consisted of brass, copper,
fur . packages, aluminum, and am
munition and cartridges.
The total capacity of tl.e lifeboats on
the Lusitania was estimated by com
pan?* officials to be 2,606, or more than '
enough to care for all the passengers i
and crew. There were twenty-two life- !
boats, which held from fifty to seventy
pereone; twenty Chamber:, boa's, aver- I
aging fifty persons each; twelve Mc-1
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Thr??ah baokina? ?? all priatiaal Mfe
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TRAVELLERS intm-lil to ,
?mbark on (ha Atlant.c ?eyas1/
mo remind?! that a ?tat? at!
war ??.at? botw??n Crr.-naaf
and h*r alliaa and Great Bntafc
and h?r aJlica, that th? ton? ai
???r int'udtt th? wattra adja?
cant to th? Britiah lalrti thai?
in accordant? with formal aat?
be* ft??n by th? trnpcriil G?f?
?nan Cora-ram? >'. ??at?.? ly.
Ir.f th? flag of (.'?.- Bntala, ?f
of any of bar all???, ?r? liabl? to
daatruction in tboa? ?aatrr? a aal
that tr?T?i!?r? >?.! n| la tka
war ion? on ahipa of Gr?aH
Ba-itain or her t?', it, do tat at
th?ir own ritt.
? ? ? ? -. I top. d c araj-.u hi*
Lean, and two Henderson rafta, isf'
ficient for from forty to titty pants*
gers each.
Following th?? receipt of - If ???ceai
cable message from Liver] .. wbi*
told of the Lusitania'? distress OW
and added that all available ?:raft tmtl
<'ld Head were rushing to her sill*"
anee, a flock of nnxioui men cam? is*
the offic?\
They included Miles H. Secchi, e*J
inquired for his wife and fot Mr. tti
Mrs. Booth Jones and *h?ir rhildl?*
? . (Ive, and v i rteeo. tt
was followed by Samuel Robert, oil
sought infornntion about <??-orgo L
- J. J. Townsend, n banker,?*
nsked fot new? of friends.
An inquiry for Dr. JamM T1-'?
Housrhton. son of the former judge*
the Apnellat ll *'i. **
next. The caller ' llon-rt*
ton had mad?* his will Jolt MR
boarding the Lusitania, fearful 1?* *
accident should happen.
The third bulletin told that at**
twenty boats had put out toward tsi
Lusitania and that the same numb*
of the ship's lifeboats were i '?'??' W
cinitv. Another dispatch statt I that i
tireek steamer, name not gven, ?*
heading for the scene, and that S*?j
eral boats from the sunken ?'??Pjjj'
approaoh?-d a point nine mi'es ?eett*
eust of Old Head.
The Cunard offices ??.ere kept of*
until nearly midnight. When the d**J
w? re elosetj it was said that r.o furtk*
information regard::iv' the saved ??*?
be given out until thi; morning.
S. Altara? $c (ta.
Balta Shoes ?or .Wen
possess a dlstinctiveness that must inevitably
appeal to the man who recognizes the
importance of correct footwear.
Men's Balita Low Shoes
in tan or black, will be specially priced to-day
at $4.75
(Men's Shoe Department, First Floor)
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