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PERTH AMBOY EVENING NEWS.
LAST
EDITION
VOLUME XXXV. No. 227. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1916.
TEN PAGES—TWO CENTS.
HIT BY 2 TORPEDOES WITHOUT
WARNING MONSTER SHIP GOES
DOWN WHILE BRAVE OFFICERS «
HELP PASSENGERS TO BOATS
Special by United Press Wire.
New York, May 8:—The Cunard at 11 o'clock today is
sued a revised statement showing that the total on board of
the Lusitania was 2,049. They were divided as follows: first
cabin, 286; second, 625; third, 288—total, 1,199; officers and
crew, 850—total on board, 2,049. Previous figures stated 2,1(30
on the liner.
According to latest revised figures the number of lost is
1,346.
CAPTAIN TURNER ONLY OFFICER SAVED
Special by United Press Wire.
London, May 8:—The total casualties in the lost of the
Lusitania are declared by the Admiralty to be 1,502, accord
ing to the latest figures available at 9 o'clock. The figures as
made public are as follows: Total passengers and crew, 2,100;
known passengers and crew rescued, 658; total feared to have
drowned, 1,502. Captain Turner is about the only officer of
the vessel reported saved, and he is said to have been taken
from the water three hours after the Lusitania foundered.
Of the total number on board 188 were Americans. The
majority are believed to have perished. The Cunard officers
at 9 o'clock had only seven first class passengers who had
been saved.
The Admiralty at 2.15 this afternoon prints the latest
reports available, only 703 of tbe passengers
ι and crew have been saved and
I lost. At that hour the AdmirS^^^^^rmwîthe press
I that it had no further reports of rescues and mgmcd&.i ; he J
1 above figures as positively correct, although inquiries were"^
still being made along the coast.
It is officially announced this afternoon that forty-five
additional survivers from the Lusitania landed at Queens
town from a drifter. This brings the numèer of rescued up
to 703.
The Admiralty at 1.15 this afternoon issued an official
denial that the Lusitania was armed.
ALFRED Κ. VANOERBILT AND OTHER NOTABLES LOST
Special by United Press Wire.
New York, May 8:—In 110 list of names of the survivors
of the Lusitania received up to this hour has the name* of
Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Charles Kline or Herbert Hubbard ;n>
peared, and their friends have abandoned hope that they
escaped.
The Cunard offiert-s issued the following statement :
"The Liverpool Press Bureau issued the following state
ment:
Ά telegram to the following effect has been received from
the Admiralty at Queenstown: Torpedo boats, tugs and ar
mored trawlers from Queenstown, all in except the Huron,
landed from these 595 survivors and 40 dead; landed from
steamers, 52 survivors; landed at Kinsale, ]1 survivors and
5 dead; total survivors, 658; dead, 45. Numbers will be veri
fied later. Possibly Kinsale fishing boats may have a few
more. Only a few first class passengers saved. They thought
the ship would stay afloat. She sank in from fifteen to twenty
five minutes, and it is reported she was struck by two tor
pedoes.
'In addition to the foregoing it is signalled one armored
trawler, possibly the Huron, and two fishing trawlers are
bringing in 100 bodies.
(Continued on page 2.)
Amusement Park Perth Amboy
TOMORROW
NEW YORK YANKEES
vs. PERTH AMBOY PACERS
General Admission Reduced to 25c
Game Called 3:30 P. M.
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Safety First ".'p "c""— $94.30
For Rates and Further Information inquire
AT JACOB GOLDBERGER'S
431 State Street, Corner \Yu*hingioc Street, PERTH AMBOY, N. J
WASHINGTON
HITS FULL
PARTICULARS
President and Cabinet Likely
to Consider Lusitania Affair
at Meeting Today.
SENATOR STONE SAYS THE
PEOPLE WERE WARNED
special by United Press Wire. <
Washington, May 8:—Owing tc
the Lusitania disaster, Secretary ol
War Garrlïon abandoned the trip or
which he was to have left tonight tc
Inspect Tennessee and Alabama riv
ers and harbor improvement work
He said nobody suggested to him
that the trip be given up, but did
not want to be away when such in
teresting things were happening. The
White House and other government
departments are reticent.
Hint Session of Congress.
Stories that an extra session ol
congress was under consideration en
tirely lacks confirmation. On the
contrary it is understood nothing will
be done until the British admiralty
and American diplomatic representa
tives are in a position to learn de
tails of the disaster.
αχ» υυπιοτ τνιιιι uuifiuet.
It was understood that the Presi
dent would confer shortly with cabi
net members, with Chairman Stone,
of the senate foreign relations com
mittee, who arrived in Washington
Friday, and with such other members
of the senate, the house and commis
i sion as would be gathered together
on short notice.
Senator Stone expressed himself
Friday night to the effect that, in his
view, there was nothing in the Lusi
tania disaster to lead the administra
tion to change its European war
Bûlicy. In fact, the Gulfttgh* disas
ter was more serious technically
than the Lusitania. The Lusitania,
being a British ship, was subject to
German attack and Americans »\»ho
sailed on it did so at their own risk
and after full warning. He agreed
they had the right to take the chance
if they chose, but remarked that they
might have found some other Avay of
making the voyage.
The Gulflight, on the other hand,
he pointed out, wasuaa.4merican ves
sel so that an attack on it was a
matter of American concern, espe
cially in view of the fact that Ameri
can lives were lost.
Ambassador Page advised the state
department that he had called on
the Queenstown consul-ate for a full
report and instructed that everything
possible be done to aid American sur
vivors of the Lusitania. He said he
had sent Captain W. A. Castle and
A. M. Miller, military attaches at em
bassy, to help.
No cabinet meeting having been
called for this forenoon, the Presi
dent went golfing at 9 a. m.
The stories which came here concern
ing the sinking of the vessel were
more or less conflicting. Earlier re
ports had it that all of the passengers
were saved, and this to soine extent
allayed the anxiety which followed the
news of the sinking of the ship. When
the later reports came in, indicating
that there might be a large loss of life.
Indignation rose to fever heat.
President Wilson made little effort
to conceal bis feîûjigs. At night the
president rweivod the following dis
patch :
"Lusitania sank at 2:30 o'clock.
Probably many survivors. Rescue
w oit proceeding favorably. Shall I
send you list of survivors?"
Evades Secret Service Men.
This dispatch seemed to upset the
' president considerably. As soon as he
read it he put on his hat and walked
out of the White House without the
who are guarding hini. The president
walked up Sixteenth street to Corcoran
street, crossed over to Firfeenth street
and back to the White House, where
be went into his study to await further
Information and to turn over in his
mind the message that it is expected
be will send to the German foreign of
flee as soon as all rhe details of the di»
Hster are known.
Should the reports of loss of life on
the Lusitania prove true it is probable
that the president will call the cabinet
together today to discuss what action
this government may take.
In reply to the Inquiry from Consul
Frost at Queenstown as to whether he
should send a list of survivors the
state department instructed liiua to
send a list of all Americans dead, In
jured or missing.
That state department officials feared
the sinking of the Lusitanla or some
other large passenger carrying vessel
wus indicated a few days ago, when
(Continued on page 2.)
New Studebaker cars to hire, seven
passenger, six cylinder. Frank Van
Syckle Oarage Co. Phone 591.
11629-11-21-S-tf*
EMPLOYMENT OFFICE—ktij kind ot
iielp furnisW. 3*1 Wa.pl· Ht. phûB»
£β7. ΙββΟβ- 5 5 S-f.p. !
Type of German Torpedo boat that sunk the Iiusltania
300 MEN ENLARGE
LEHIGH GOAL YARDS
Six More Tracks Will be Laid
—Coal Shipping Breaks
Record—Had Inspection.
Three hundred laborers, gathered
from all along the New Jersey divi
sion of the Lehigh Valley Railroad
Company, were brought to this city
yesterday and put to work enlarging
the coal storage grounds at the ter
minal here. Room will be made for
300 additional coal cars, and the ex
pansion will mean an expenditure
of some $25,000, it has beeji learn
ed. The improvements to the ter
minal are the most extensive begun
since the building of the coal car
dumper two years ago.
Six more tracks are being laid just
south of "Dock A," and will extend
to switches located near the State
street bridges. Each track, it is de
clared, will accommodate fifty addi
tional coal cars. The tracks in the
old coal tunnels are being torn out,
and the timbers removed. The tun
nels have not been used for more
than a year following the action of
taxation boards in assessing such
coal in storage. The tunnels will
likely be filled in and the timbers
used for other purposes.
The need for additional tracks on
which to temporarily place loaded
coal cars to be run to the coal car
dumper lias been apparent for some
time. The Lehigh Valley finds itself
shipping more coal this spring than
prabably during the last ten years.
The increase shipments this season
over last year amount to probably
twenty per cent. However, it is de
clared that the coal is all of domestic
sizes, and not the kind used by big
battleships. There were reports that
the unusual activity in coal shipping
was due to an extent to the war.
Superintendent A. Ross, of the Le
high Valley, and other officials of the
line, were at the terminal yesterday
in a private car and inspected the
starting of the improvements yester
day morning.
By having accommodations for
three hundred additional coal cars
the Lehigh Valley will be able to pull
ill the coal cars from the sidings be
tween this city and Packerton that
iiave been lying idle and causing
;ongestion of freight.
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591 Gall alaiSSI I
INITIAL PLANS 10
CELEBRATE JULÏ 4
Meeting Last Night for Prelim
inary Work, Mayor Presid
ing—To Name Committees.
Preliminary plans for the holding
of another sate and sane celebration
for the Fourth of July were started
at a meeting of some of the workers
of last year in the water department
headquarters of city hall last night.
Mayor Ferd. Garretson presided. He
asked for suggestions in an effort to
have decision made on the best
means of celebrating on July 5.
Suggestions made indicated that the
program this year will be similar to
those which have figured in safe and
sane celebrations during the past few
years. It may be extended some
what to include new features not
tried heretofore. After it was de
Icided to hold as large and entertain
ing a safe and sane demonslation as
possible, it was- decided to have
Mayor Garretson, with the assistance
of City Clerk Wilbur La Roe, name
committees, as on former occasions.
The meeting was adjourned for t~-o
weeks.
One of the new features this year
may be the holding of a Y. M. C. A.
and Y. M. H. A. field and track meet.
This city possesses some of the best
athletes In the state, who stand un
defeated thus far, despite the fact
that they have appeared against per
formers of Newark and other big
places, and it was stated that thou
sands here might like to see them in
action, an opportunity not offered
heretofore, "through lack of space.
.Mayor Garretson told of offers of
aviation promoters . to give exhibi
tions here on July 4 and throughout
the summer if $1,500 or more was
given in prizes. The expense was
deemed too high. The executive
stated that water sports had been
successful in the past and therefore,
like fireworks displays, they were
generally looked forward to. He
stated that patriotic exercises were
also expected. J. K, Bryan stated
that the Haritan Yacht Club would
probably hold a sailboat race, al
though the number of boat owners
had diminished. The street dancing
(Continued on page 4.)
We carry a complete line of .Ford
parts. Frank Van Syckle Garage
Co. Phone 691.
1152 9-11-21-S-tf*
If It's sewing machines or expert
repairing you want see Salter, 383
State street. 15831-5-1-tf·
Call a taxi, 4S. C. Johnson
ΙββΤϊϋ-5-Mœe*
ROOSEVELT WOMAN AND HER 2
CHILDREN ON THE LUSITANIft
■ ·' "" * · "·* " ' --*·*··' ·*··** *2?·! · *· r- "
There were three persons from Mid
dlesex couflty on the Lusitania when
it was torpedoed oft the Irish
coast yesterday, it was learned today.
They came from Roosevelt, and the
party was composed of Mrs. E. Mc
Corkindale and infant girl and
young son. They were on their way
to visit the parents of Mrs. McCork
indale. Whether they were saved
has not been learned.
Mr. McCorkindale was for a num
ber of years watchman at the Liebig
plant of the American Agricultural
and Chemical Company at Roosevelt.
They decided to occupy a farm in
the province of Saskatchewan, Can
ada, and Mrs. McCorkindale was to
yisit her family in Scotland with the
two children, while Mr. McCorkin
dale went to Canada, where his wife
and children were to join him later
Mr. McCorkindale started for
Canada about the same time that his
wife and children left on the Lusi
tania, May 1.
P. L. Brown, agent for the Cunard
line, stated today that he had no
bookings from this city and vicinity
for the line during the past three or
four months, and the family from
Roosevelt is declared to be the only
Middlesex people identified with the
big liner's catastrophe.
BOARD OF TRADE PLANS TO
HOLD "BASEBALL SMOKER"
Directors of the Board of Trade,
in regular session last night, decided
to co-operate with the Industrial
Baseball League in making the sea
son a successful one. Plans are being
laid for a "smoker" to be held next
Friday night to mark the beginning
of the schedule. Two games will be
played the following day.
DEATHS
IV SKNZA KOVIC—Athony, forty
four years old. Wednesday at his
home, 159 Mechanic street. He
was employed at the cable works
for some time. Besides his widow
he is survived by two sons. Fun
eral services will be held at 2
o'clock this afternoon at the Holy
Trinity Slavish church. Interment
will be in the Slavish cemetery.
Members of St. Matthew's Slavish
Society of which he was a mem-!
ber, will attend in a body.
Never Touched Him.
"So you are contemplating mar
rlage?" "That's what!" "Have you
paused to consider the high cost ot ;
living?" "Nary pause. I considered tt
ο» the way to propose, and then 1 put
on more speed. Her father has money."
—Houston Post.
DR. KITCHKL Has Heturued To
This City. On and after Monday,
May 10th, Dr. Kitehel will be on
hand at his office in High St.
'BE WISE !
BUY YOUR
WINTER'S COAL
SUPPLY when
its STILL WAfiil
and SAVE MONEY
OUR GOAL IS WEIGHED ÛHY
John W, Olsen Go.
Euimâto· COAL at 6ar Bars
Phone 336
FIREMAN, KILLED BY FALL,
HONORED BY MANY PEOPLE
Firemen representing every com
pany in the department, besides
many friends and relatives, were at
the funeral of John Coleman, the
Lehigh Valley ftrakeman, held last
night at 7:30 o'clock from the home
of his sister, Mrs. Charles K. Sea
man, 284 High street. Rev. W.
Northey Jones officiated. While the
body was being taken from the house
to the train this morning for the in
terment at Stewardsville, Warren
county, the fire bell in the tower in
State street tolled.
Firemen Ready for Election.
Chief Paul M. Woitscheck, of the
Perth Arnboy fire department, com
pleted arrangements today for the
annual election of fire chiefs to be
held at city hall between 7 and 9
o'clock Monday night.
We carry the largest tire and tube
stock in New Jersey, our prices will
surprise you. Frank Van Syckle
Garage Co. Phone 591.
11529-11-21-9-tf *
If It's sewing machines or expert
repairing you want see Salter, 383
State street. 16831-5-1-tf·
•'tnies J. Flynn Louis H. PeJerson
FLYNN & PETERSON
Undertakers and Embalmers
Set! Iititt ud Oeaenl Ismruct .Broken
Phoue 358
Office: 186 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE
Sunday Evening
Mr. Bawden ||j
WILL PREACH ON I
"THE LAST I
WORD"
In the
Baptist Church

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