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Fun For All I A Three-Part Rex Drama,
"All in mei"A SMALLTOWN 8IRL"
Same Boat"
A Nest or Comedy
with Jack Dillon
and Blliie Rhodes
With Paulin· Bush and Murdoek McQaarrie
An old theme told in a new way
Views of a Foreign Land
Special, Extra Added Feature,
Just Plain Joy
"J lie Wrong
A Joker

Cleo Madison in 44 Their Hour
In two parts. The heroine of the "Trey o' Hearts" in a new role.
Your dime does double duty at the Ditmas daily.
One price all the time Adults 10c; Children, 5c
Hold your horses, the elephants are coming. Spring time is
circus time. The big show exhibits Monday and Tuesday. Jesse
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Palace Theatre
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2:30 to 5:30 7:30 to 10:30
2 Part Kalem Detective Drama
The Hut in Sycamore Gap Tiis House of Silence
Selig Drama Biograph Drama
An Expensive Visit Ham and the Sausage Factory
Lubin Comedy Kalem HAM Comedy
Part 2, Pathe Animated Cartoon
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s ρ* oiai hp United Press ΤVire.
Queenstown, May 8:—Latest advices from the Lusitania
tragedy say the crew was orderly during the final moments
and did their best to launch the boats. Most of the survivors
igree two torpedoes struck the boat and completely shattered
her engine room.
Tht> first torpedo struck absolutely without warning in
the stoke hold. Splinters of steel flew high in the air and the
»reat boat shook from stem to stern. Almost immediate^
ifterward another explosion followed. The second torpedo
completed the tragedy. Fumes from the explosives permeated
îvery section of the smashed schooner. Many of the passen
gers fell to the decks unconscious. Others staggered to boats
and were helped on board.
The steamer was listing to starboard, and many of her
boats were useless.
D. A. Thomas, the Welsh collier owner, who was among
the saved, told a story of the experience. He said:
"We were at luncheon, when suddenly the vessel was
stopped and shook from stem to stern with the force of the
explosion well forward that seemed to drive lier on her beam
end. We had not believed it possible that an attack would be
made on us, but there was not a passenger who did not real
ize that the unexpected had happened. The explosion was
followed by another equally forcible, and the steamer almost
immediately began to list to port.
"Officers and men rushed for their stations almost with
out orders, and the work of clearing the boats began. There
was little panic so far as I could see, everyone being too dazed
to realize what actually happened. For a few minutes we
believed the stories of the safety of the big liners would prove
true and that she would stay afloat. But the constant listing
showed this hope was vain.
"Many of the passengers ran here and there about the
decks although the captain and officers tried their best to
pacify them. Many of the women were hysterical, and some
of them with infants in their arms caught at the fastenings
of the boat and hampered the launching altogether. The boats
were finally swung off.
Lady Macworth was picked up unconscious after she had
been in the water three hours. We had no warning, as the
big steamer sank within twelve or fifteen minutes after we
were first hit. It was a dastardly outrage deserving the con
demnation of the entire civilized world. It was a beautiful
day. The sea was smooth, and to that is due the fact that
anyone was saved. Had the water been rough, or had it been
night, everyone would have been lost.
"I doubt very much whether any of the port side boats
were launched. They were in such positions that they could
not be swung fiver the side."
Queenstown. May ts.—The tug Storm
cock h us returned here, bringing about
150 survivors of the lartfltanla, prind
pally passengers, among whom were
many women, several of the crew and
one steward. The steward said:
"The passengers were at lunch when
a submarine came up and fired two
torpedoes, which struck the Lusitania
on the starboard side, one forward and
the other 1n the engine room. They
caused terrific explosions.
"Captain Turner Immediately ordered
the boats out. The ship began to list
badly Immediately.
"Ten boats were put Into the water,
and between 400 and 500 passengers
entered them. The boat in -which I
was approached the land with three
other boats, and we were picked up
shortly after 4 o'clock by the Storin
"I fear that few of the officers were
.saved. They acted bravely.
"There was only fifteen minutes from
the time the ship was struck until she
foundered, going down bow foremost.
It was a dreadful sight."
Two other steamships with survivors
are approaching Queenstown.
New York, May 8.—More than 1,400 j
lives probably were lost when the Cu
nard line steamship Lusftania was sent
to the bottom by a German submarine
off the Irish coast.
Tills information was received in
New York In a dispatch to the Cuniird
Steamship company from Queenstown.
which said:
First Officer Jones reports between
500 and GOO saved out of the 2,000 per
sons on board. These include passen
gers and crew. In the meantime all
hotels and lodging bouses are being
used. Too busy attending dead and
injured for further details. Will send
full list of saved later."
Fear Captain Met Fate.
The fact that the report on the dis
aster was made by the first oificer
caused fears in New York that Captain
T. YV. Turner, commander of the Lusl
tanla, had perished.
The British admiralty announced at
1 o'clock Saturday morning (London
time) that from 500 to 600 survivors
had been landed. Many of these have
been sent to the hospitals.
The Lusitanla sank about eight miles
off Old Head of Kinsale, on the coast
of Ireland. She was struck at 2:12
p. m. and disappeared at 2:33 o'clock.
A great number of vessels sent out
from Queenstown found about twenty
of the Lusitania's small boats afloat
and rescued the passengers in them.
The weather was clear and the sea
calm at the time of the explosion.
The big Ckinarder was struck around
2:15 o'clock In the afternoon (Irish
time, 9:15 New York time), after she
had rounded Into the entrance of St.
George's channel and was skirting the
Irish coast northward toward the Irish
sea. where she wag turned toward the
Mersey and Liverpool. She was about
ten miles south by west off Old Head
of Kinsele at the time, apparently pro
ceeding at her top speed. The blow
must hare been terrific, for her wire
less operator barely lind time to send
* distress message· Xhe marine 3b
servor at Old Head just made out the
big ship with a heavy list when she
iisnppeared, leaving about twenty life
boats and rafts floating on the water.
Scores of other boats, fishermen, a
Sreek steamship, motorbaats, life
ïuard boats and tugs were near at
hand or were rushed from every port
from Queenstowu south to Galley
Head, but they could only receive the
300 or 1,000 persons in the boats afloat
It is fairly certain that of the lifeboats
and rafts of the Lusltanla capable of
tarrying 2,605 persons only a little
more than one-half were available be
cause of the careening of the ship, and
the last fifteen minutes of demoraliza
tion spoken of yesterday by seafaring
men would make It Impossible ade
quately to handle the 1,300 or 1,400.
Germany Gave Warning.
The disaster to the Lusltanla was
clearly forecast by the German gov
ernment both In America and England
Just before the ship sailed last Satur
day morning the German embassy had
caused nn advertisement to be printed
broadcast warning all Americans to
keep off British ships sailing Into the
war zone Passengers were warned at
the pier not to sail, as something like
the accident to I-a Touraine was to
London, May 8.—The United States
must prepare to learn that some of her
citizens perished In the destruction of
the Lusltanla off Old Head of Kinsaie,
Irelaud. Of the 1,254 passengers and
850 crew aboard the most careful
κ-ai'ch does not now show 1,000 persons
ashore and a dispatch from Queens,
town Just received says stgniflcantly
that many are in the hospital there,
same of whom have died. No names
are given.
From all sources it may t>e given as
the best Information that about ISO
persons have been landed at Queens
town, around 700 at Clonakilty, about
uine miles to the south and west of
he scene, and still more are at Ktnsale,
about ten miles from the scene. The
admiralty Issued a statement that the
passengers of the I.nsitnnia are being
landed and that the wounded are being
taken to the Naval hospital. No names
are mentioned. Although Information,
from Ireland allowed to be made pub
lic has been entirely fragmentary, little
by little It Is becoming known that
either by an external or Internal ex
plosion. perhaps by both, the giant ship
was blown almost apart off Old Head
of Klnsale. The double explosion le
mentioned because there is a theory
advanced that the external explosion
of a great torpedo smashed Into the
ship without warning by the sub
marine caused an interior explosion.
This may have been In eome nest of
boilers or It may have been among ex
plosives in the cargo. The wounded
who are going to the Naval hospital,
the dead who were brought ashore, In
dicate that there was enormous havoc
in the Interior of the vessel. This may
have been in the flreroom or the engine
room. It cannot be conceived that pas
sengers could he hurt in this way.
After the early morning report of the
Lusltania nothing was beard officially
at any of Its wireless stations until
shortly after 2 o'clock, when the wire
less operator at Lands Kud, Ireland,
caught tbls hurriedly:
Babecrlb« fer the NEWS.
WirWM» Call Brief.
'Tome et one·. Wg list, poeltien ten
miles south of Klnsal*.'' That w&« all
that ever came out of the ship so far
a* can be learned- It would not have
been sufficient to have blown np ,tbe
boilers to stop this work, for the emer
gency batteries were there to work
with. Something snapped the whole
thing out. The word from I<ands Knd
was out te the world In another two
minutes. Every port of the Irish coast
was notified and passed the word
along. Men on the Jump from Water
ford clear down to Cape Clear rushed
lato small boats and large boats and
dashed out to sea.
Old Head of KUisale was the next to
eenî a little &or£. À manne observer
there with powerful glasses made out
the big ship tea miles out, listed to one
side almost on the point of turning
over. There was only a brief flash of
this and then came the word, "She has
"There are twenty of them," he re
ported. A little later: "Other boats.
Including a trig Greek steamship, are
around there. They are picking up
the small boats." Then came a pro
cession of bulletins from all points.
It Is fair to say that the British gov
eminent as well as the Cunard com
pany Is making every effort to get the
exact facts. They may not make any
statement for some hours, but when li
comes It will be as comprehensive as II
can be made. The one big mystery
last night and now Is what occurred.
It Is known that the Lusltanla closed
every watertight compartment and
bulkhead the moment she came within
the German war zone. It seems almoel
Incredible that more than one torpedo
"ould hit while she was proceeding at
her highest speed. Therefore it Is rea
soned that something happened In
board Immediately after the first ex
plosion. She could have made the ten
miles to land from where she was with
one or ej^n two of her compartments
filled with water, and she would only
stop If her engines were crippled.
These must have gone out of commis
sion immediately either by explosion
or by the wrecking of her main and
auxiliary boilers. She must practical
ly have been blown apart. Some be
lieve despite denials of the Cunard
company that ehe had ammunition
from the United States aboard and this
exploded. There are some also who
hint at infernal machines and a well
timed moment. In any event the big
ship stopped suddenly, listed heavily
to one side and sank within thirty-five
New York, May 8.—The tremendous
financial loss incurred by the sinking
of the Lusltanla It Is generally believed
will fall on the Cunard company and
the British government. Officials at
the company's offices on State street
estimated the amount of Insurance car
ried on the liner at amounts ranging
from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000, th* gen
eral belief being that at the time of
the announcement by Admiral Von Tlr
pltz of the proposed German blockade
the British government took over about
SO per cent of the total amount. The
balance, according to those In touch
with the workings of the bigVompany,
Is covered by a general sinking fund
established some years ago by the com
pany into which a large amount of the
company's earnings Is put each year.
(Continued from page 1.)
Secretary Bryan issued a statement
saying that no passports would be le
aned to persons going abroad for
High officials In the administration
declined to discuss the possibility of
this country being drawn into the war
because of the lose of American lives.
They Insisted upon taking an optimistic
view of the situation and asserted that
when the list of survivors was finally
made up few would be found to be
That the situation will be acute when
loss of American lives is proved Is
admitted on all Rides. No action will
be taken by this government until all
the details of the torpedoing of the
I.usltania are received. There Is one
thing certain, however, and that Is that
Germany will not be allowed to shirk
any responsibility for the disaster
should investigation show that the act
was performed by a German sub
No Mines In Vicinity.
The possibility of the bus!tanin hav
ing struck a mine wag discounted here
by the receipt of news that the British
admiralty had given assurances that
there were no mines in the neighbor
hood in which the vessel was blown up.
Even If no American lives have been
lost the sinking of the Cunard liner
by a German torpedo would have been
made a part of the most vigorous pro
test that the American government
had yet transmitted to the German
foreign office. This la the belief of
officials high lii the administration.
The United States has repeatedly as
serted that it recognizes the right of
belligerents to visit and search only
and that It will hold the German gov
ernment to strict accountability for
the toss of any American lives through
the undersea warfare of the German
The United States has no concern
over tlie sinking of the Lusitanla It
self, but it is gravely concerned over
the possible lose of the lives of Amer
lean citizens through the Activity of
German submarines in the war zone.
In the note of the American govern
ment to the German foreign office on
Feb. 10 it was declared that Ibis coun
try would take any steps it might
think Decessary to safeguard Amerl
can lives and property and to secure
to American citizens the full enjoy
j ment of their acknowledged right on
: Une high seas.
Mo>t of Lottors For Europe W»ro Sont
on Linor Now York.
Washington, May 8.—The Lusitania
carried a very small quantity of mall,
according to the poetofflce department.
There were forty bags for England
and fortjr-two for other Kuropean coun
tries. These. It i« said, contained mail
that was specially addressed to go by
the Liisitanla
The New fork of the American liae
sailed from New York within β few
hours of the Limitant» on Saturday,
and she carried 2,700 bag· of mall fur
KugUuid aa4 costlataL
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