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London, May 7.-The Ciinard liner Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk today off Old HeacJ, Kinsale, Ireland. ' 'Early re
ports, yet unconfirmed, are that the 1,253 passengers aboard are safe. Assistance has been sent. 7
7 The liner was struck early this morning, and. remained afloat until 2 o'clock this afters
Confirmation was received here in a despatch from Kinsale which said that 20 boats from the. Lusitania, all jammed with pas
sengers, are in the vicinity where the liner sank. Rescue ships are making for them. . -
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Japanese Iliniter Pros Exits Formal Ultimatum to Gov
ernment At Pekias- C'-fna Hopes to Avoids Open
Hupture United "'Otatas Consults 'IFcreign Powers
:n Situation. . -
Peking, May 7.T-Ekl. Hiolti, . the
Japanese minister . to China, went to
the Chinese forelgm office between -3
and 4' o'clock this afternoon and pre-1
tinted the- Japanese ulttfnatum which
insists that Chifta. accede to the de
mands 'presented .hy the. Tokio gov-,
erament i ,
'- Previous1 to this action on the part
of the minister the secretary of the
legation visited the foreign ofiice and
informed Vice-President Tsao Yulin
that the ultiinatnm of the Japanese
government contained certain modi
fications of the 45 demands presented
: by Tokio. . . ; ' .'
Toklo, May T. A. despatch to the
Nichi . Nichi from its Peking corre
spondent sa-ys China- last nijht -in.4
formed Japanese Minister BQoki that
it desired to arrange a. settlement of
the demartds in such a way as to
avoid a rapture. . - -t '
, , Japan's program,' in case China de
clines to accede to ; its demands, , al
ready has r been arrariged, the state
ment says.. In substance, the communication-
. declares: " ' v ' -
"Whatever . action Japan Is , forced
to take she feels the possible irup
ture creates a new. situation. She de
eires scrupulOTfsly to ' adhere to the
. provisions of treaties witlj v friendly
powers regarding the 'integrity ; o
China but when the , national dignity
and conscience are involved she must
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Special to. The Farmer. . ,
Hartford,, May. 7- The amendment i for a constitutional
, provision to prevent the manufacture and sale, pf alcoholic.
drinks was reported to the house today, on a majority .re
port, five to four..- An adverse majority report was signed by
iepresentatives Williams, Handel, Talmadge and Duteau. - 1
DROP BOMBS ON
Paris, May 7. The first attack of
the war on Constantinople is report -
unofficial despatch ; from
It is said three Russian avi
ators flew -over the - city, 'dropping
several .bombs which are believed to
have caused extensive damage. (
The message; says also that the
Russian Black Sea fleet bombarded
the Turkish forts on the bank of the
Bosphoras on Wednesday. Several
Russian shells -fell -within about 10
miles of Constantinople.
W EATHER .FORECAST
Local rains tonight, Saturday
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PIlESr&EJrT AM BRYAN ' .' r
CONFEK ON SITUATION'.
- Washington, , May .'7 Ater a 'con
erence iwith President Wilson early
today. Secretary- Bryan said ..the
President had received word that the
ultimatum from Japan to China
"under . discussion" but "that no no
tice had been receivedi that the xiltl
matum had actually been received in
Pekln." : -
' IJfr. Bryan refused to say whether
the news had come from Tokio or
from Pekin. : ' ! - '
After -Secretary Bryan had been to
the w nite House,- Ambassador Ohin
dal called at ; the state department
and the- two men .had an other, confer
ence. At Its close the . ambassador
reiterated, that he could not discuss
the subject but added that a "fuHJ
statement ' would be made at the em
bassy soon. He could not say .wheth
er it would be issued today or wheth
er it would . be a statement by the
embassy or : by the , Japanese govern
ment. Further than that he declined
to talk. ' i - . .. ,
-Reports that Japan , had altered
some of the articles In group 5 of the
so-called general' set of 'demands re
lating to Chinaj as' a whole.
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DENIES MOTION TO
SET. ASIDE VERDICT" .
IN SHOTGUN FATALITY
; Judge Williams ' In xthe ' Superior
court this aternoon denied a moupn
to set aside the Jury's verdict In the
suit of John E. Wood, administrator,
against James H. O'Neil -and others
of Norwalk. He also denied tne mo
tion to set aside the Judgment of non
suit. . ' ,: .'- "... .:v. ;
Wapd ' brou'ghj: the action as ad
ministrator for his ,16 year old daugh
ter Marjorie who was killed when a
shotgun carried " by 16 year old Tim
othy O'Neil was accidentally , dis
charged.' The jury found in favor of
Timothy O'Neil and the court grant
ed a non-suit motion In the case
against James H. O'NeiL -. .
JUDGE CAREY TO SPEAK
j Judge Carey of New Jersey will
speak this evening at the auditorium
of South church on "Commission Gcyv-.
ernment" City officials will ,be present.-
PETR1N0 GIRL IS
v ii: hiding Here
Letter Purporting ToxBe
Hers As Eorgery
MAN HELD IN $500
BAIIt TOU HEARING
Protests He Knows Nothing
of Her Disappearance
Police Doubt Him.
With detectives scouring this city
and sections of New York in an ef
fort to j locate 14-year-old Marie
Petrino, daughter of Pasquale Petrino
a prominent grocery dealer of 242
Lexington avenue, the police author
ities differ in their opinion as to. her
whereabout. Some believe that she
is still - in this city, others' that she
is voluntarily remaining hidden in
New York. ' ... ' . -- '
A letter received late last night,
purporting to have been written - by
Marie, but. denied by tfie father :as
her handwriting, is" now in the hands
of ' the police and may lead to clues
of her hiding place. , The fact that it
is not only contradictory, in- its- terms.
but while bearing the tenor of hav
ing been written In New York, " was
mailed in . Bridgeport; is further con
fusing the parents of the - girl and
those detailed to work on the case'.'
Denying any .complicity in the ab
duction of the girl, Louis Teracino,
who described himself as a laborer
and" gave- his address as 316 - East
street New - York, demanded im
mediate release -from custody through
his attorney, Andrew'W. Gardella, in
the city court, this morning. He was
held under seetion 1310 of - the stat
utes, relating to taking away a minor
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(Special to the Farmer.)',
Hai-tfdrd, May -1' 7 The judiciary
committee reported a bill making im-
portant changes in the judicial . ar
rangements of the state. . The, .ill
provides that the ; Judges of. the
courts of appeals ; and the district
court of Waterbury shall go on , cir
cuit, .and that these courts shall be
abolished on July 1. .
LUSITANIA . ONE' OF
New York, May -7. The Lusitania
Was one of the largest of trans-Atlantic
liners as well as one of the
speediest.: She was built in Glasgow
in .1906. She was 785 feet 'long, 88
feet beam and 60 . feet deep.1 ,Her
gross tonnage was 32,500 and her net
tonnage 9,145. She -was owned by
the Cunard Steamship Co. Limited,"
of Liverpool. Her captain was -W." T.
Turner. -- ' ' .
(: Her fastest trip, .made on the west
ern voyage, was four days, 11 hours,
42 .minutes This record, however,
was wrested from her subsequentlj
by the Mauretania, her sister ship,
built a few months later, which has
been in -service f or 'the British navy
during the war. The Lusitania. had
accommodations for 550 ' first class
cabin passengers. i
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, MAY
NEW YORK GETS CONFIRMATION OF LdSS OF LUSITANIA; i i
' ; PASSENGER LIST IS BIG, INCLUDING NOTABLE AMERICANS.
' ivfew York, May 7 hTh'e New York office of the Cunard line this afternoon announced that
the Lusitania has been'sunk off the Irish coast. , ' -''j :"
Reports here'aira that the passengers, numbering 1,310, are safe. The list includes prpmi-'
nent Americans. '' :, '. , " . : r .
Confirmation of the loss of the big liner came in a despatch dated Queehstown,' 4:59. The
despatch said that the passengers are believed to be safe" and that every .available ship is" being sent
to. the rescue of the; small boats. -x:' yi:J::y '.' - '.'.; x-'-l. '
" . , If the reports' arere;'that. the: .lusitania Lwas ,toedpedt-:2'.6cl6ck: this 'morning and that
she did not go down until half past two this aftelrnbonshe was i afloat for mpreth an 12 hours, a
period of time which undoubtedly gave opportunity for efforts '-at the removal of passengers." ;
It" isnot known just how, far from shore the Lusitania was when she was "struck. A des
patch from London set forth that assistance was sentto her. r " - . ' . - I
PASSENGERS REPORTED TO BE SAFE
London, May 7 A despatch to the Gutiard office here re
ports that all of the passengers of the Lusitania have been savr
ed. This is unconfirmed as yet. s
, AVIRJELESS USED TO CALL AID
Liverpool1, May 7 -The Lands End wireless reports distress
signals made. by Lusitania as follows: v - -
- "Gome at once. Big List. Position ten miles west Kinsale."
. BOATS RUSHING TO THE RESCUE
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London, May 7 Confirmation of. the sinking of the Lusi
tania was received in a!1 despatch dated Queenstown 4:59 Pi M.,
today and reading as follows: 1 . .
"Old Head, Kinsale, about 20 boats," all sorts, belonging to
Lusitania are in' vicinity where sunk. 'About '15 boats are mak
ing for the spot to rescue." - v v . ; i
WORD ABOUT PASSENGERS"
Liverpool, May 7 The Echo has been informed that a mes
sage to the Cunard Line. reads as follows: "The Lusitania was
torpedoed and sunk at2 :33 this afternoon off Kinsale. There
is no word of her 'passengers or crew who' numbered over
1,900."'' . ; . . . . . . ':.""v;-0.-'y 'fcy.; ' " . ,''
' London, May 7 The manager of the, Cunard Company has
informed the Liverpool Evening Press tnat he received this at
ternoon the following, message from the wireless station at Old
Head, off Kinsale : ; . ' .' ,
"The Lusitania was sunk by a submarine at 2:33 -this' af
ternoon, eight miles south by wesjt (off this" point.)"
" .WASHINGTON SEES PROBLEM AHEAD
Washington, May 7 News of the torpedoing of the 'Lusi
tania struck official Washington like a bomb. While disposed
to await full details before expressing opinions, all administra-
Five Bridgeporters are known to have been on the Lusi
tania. They all booked passage about two weeks ago at the S.
Loewith & CO., steamship office in this city. They are :
; . Isaac B. Trumbull, secretary and treasurer of the Ameri
can Cyclecar Co. , - - - -
James H. Brooks, salesman, Weed Chain & Tire Grip Co.
. Mrs. Roland Anderson, 124 Wheeler Avenue. " -
- Barbara Anderson, aged two years, 124 Wheeler avenue.
, John Thurston, farmer. ..
Mr. Trumbull was on his way,-to
England to conduct some business for
his firm in the sale of Trumbull cars.
Mr. Brooks was also -on the way to
England, to do business for his firm,
; Thurston, ' whose ' address Is not
known, was in a hospital here several
weeks, and has just been released be
fore the "Lusitania sailed. ! He booked
passage immediately. ' 1
No otMer Bridgeporters are known
to have been on the ship, althoug-h
some may have bought their tickets in
New' Tork and failed to be recorded
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tion officials realized that the. incident was probably the most
sje pious Washington hajs faced since the, beginning of the war.
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REPORT LUSITANIA WAS BEACHED""
New York, May 7-The Dow &Jones Company ticker ser
vice in a report from London- declares the Lusitania was beach
ed and -passengers and crew, according to Lloyds, were saved.
v . "PRESIDENT .TOLD OF DISASTER ,
Washington, May 7 President Wilson w'as informed of the
sinking'of the Lusitania and White, House officials' showed keen
anxiety to learn whether any American lives v were . lost. No'
comment was made. a "
, IN DOUBT ABOUT PASSENGERS 5 x
- London, May 7 A despatch rom Liverpool to the Ex
change Telegraph Company says, "it is not known how many of
the Lusitanias, passengers were saved." V
X". - CONFIRMATION BY NEW YORK OFFICE
f-. 'NewVork, May 7 The .news of her sinking wTas announc
ed by the local office of the. Cunard line and was based on ca
bled advices received from the home office of the company in
Liverpool. Three despatches received in the order named were
made public by the line as follows: . - .
T"We received from -the,-Land's." End; wireless station news of
repeated, distress calls made by the Lusitania asking for' assi s?
tance at' once.' Big list;; .Position 10 milesv south kinsale. Sub
sequently received telegram from Queenstown that all available .
craft in the harbor had been dispatched to. assist."
.; The 'second message to the local office read: '
"Queenstown, 4:59 P. M. Wire begins about 20 boats of
all sorts belonging to Our line are-in vicinity where Lusitania
sunk. About 15 other boats are making for spot to render as
sistance." . . .. '; ;'.--:' .'', ' v- . v : ;
FIRST CABIN PASSENGER LIST
SHOWS NAMES OF NOTABLE IB
Ne York, May 7 The list of first
cabii -passengers on board follows:.
Mr." and Mrs. Henry ' Adams, Bos
ton; A. H. Adams, New , York; W,
McM. Adams, New York; Lady Allen
and maid, Montreal; Miss Anna Al
les, New York; Julien DeAyala, Cu-;
ban consul general at Liverpool; Thos.
Bloqftifleld, New York; James Boh en,
Toronto, Can.; B. B. Bowen, Bbston;
Mr. Boulton, - Jr., Chicago; Miss
BBtithwaite, Morristown, N. Jv Misa
Josephine Brandell, New York; Allan
Bredge and wife. New - York; C. T.
Broderick, Boston. -
1 W. Broderick -Cloete,. San Antonio,
Tex.; J. H.v Brooks, New York;-Mrs.
F. C. Brown, New. York; -William H,
Brown, Buffalo, N. Y. ;. Mrs.. Burnside,
and maid. New York; JMr. and Mrs.
A. H. Bruno," Montclair, N-: J.; A. J.
Byington, London; .Michael G-. Byrne
New York; ,D. L. Chabot, London;
Mrs.. W, ' Chapman, Toronto ; . J. H.
Charles, Toronto ; Miss Doris Charles,
Toronto; the Rev. Cowley Clark, Lon
don; E. Clark,'. Toronto; M. Cohen,
New York; tt. G. Colebrook, Toronto;
PRICE TWO CENTS
Miss Dorothy Cxsnner, New York; Mr.
and Mrs. George R. Copying, Toronto;
James-Baker, England- Miss , M. A. f
Baker, New YOrk; Mi-, and Mrs.- G.
Vy. " B. Bartlett, London; , J. J. Bat
tersby,' Stdckport, . Eikg. Albert C.
Billicks and his wife, Los Angeles,
Cal.; Leonidas Bistio, Atlanta; J. J.
Black.. New York.
. Mr. .and Mrs. Paul Crompton; Ste
phen, John and Alberta Crompton and
infant and nurse, all of Philadelphia; '
Robert W. Crooks, Toronto; A 13.
Cross, New York; R. B.. Dearbergh,
New York; Mrs. A. De Page,' Xen
York; . C. A. IMngwall, Chicago; Miss
C. DougaJ, Quebec; Mr. Audley Drake,
Detroit; James Dunsmuir, Toronto;
W. A. EJmond, Quebec; John Fenwick,
Switzerland; Dr. Howard-Fisner, Xew
York; Justin M. Forman, New York;
Mr. and rs. Charles F. Fowles, -New
York; j; Friedenstein,! London ; Edwin
W. Frieden, Farmington, Conn.
Oharles Frohman and valot. New
York; Fred J. Gauntlet New Xjork;
Edward G-orer, New York ; Mr and
and Mrs. Montague T. Grant, Chica-
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