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V0IA7ME XXXV. No* 228.
Illuminated First Time Satur
day Night—Cost City Noth
, ing Until End of Month.
Ten of the New Lamps Have
Been Erected Along Smith
St.—Bright Saturday Night.
Through efforts of the Public Ser
vice Electric Company to display a
new nitrogen s'.reet lighting lamp,
Smith street merchants, between
State and High streets, are getting
the benefit of a white way. Ten of
the new lamps have been erected
and are being paid for by the Public
Service concern. They are of 600
candle power, supported on special
brackets and so distributed as to
show improvement in lighting efject
on Smith street. They were illumi
nated for the first time on Saturday
and made the section of Smith street,
between State and High streets ap
pear almost as bright as it was when
the regular white way was operated
there. The lamps will be continued
in use at no cost to the city until
about the end of the month, It was
stated today.
It had been expected that State
street would be favored with the new
nitrogen lamp display, as Division
Agent H. P. Chandler had stated at
the last meeting of the Board of
Aldermen that the Public Service
Electric Company would be glad to
erect about a dozen lamps on that
thoroughfare to show their illumi
nating value. Since then the Public
Service officials have tried in vain to
have the city make an order to have
the trial lamps issued, but Chairman
John W. Kelly, of the lamps and
lights committee of the Board of
Aldermen, states that the city would
make no such order. The Public
Service officials were informed, how
ever, that the city had no objection
to having them erect lamps if they
wanted to show them to the public.
It appears that the Public Service
officials had intended to exhibit on
Smith street, though State street was
mentioned. They picked Smith street
for the show and since then some of
the State street merchants and resi
dents have tried in vain to get a
similar "white way" exhibition for
their thoroughfare.
Agent Chandler spoke enthusias
tically about the new lamp today. He
Stated that it was a high-powered
.lamp with great illuminating force,
as was shown on Smith etreet Satur
day night. He declared that if the
company's offer was adopted the Pub
lic Service would distribute them
throughout the city, replacing the or
dinary street arcs now in use. The
cost per lamp for the first 250 is $84
each; that for the next fifty-seven
lamps is $78.75. There was a simi
lar sliding scale for 100 candlepower
iucandescent bulbs, the price per
lamp decreasing after the first fifty.
When the Public Service division
agent was asked by Alderman John
J. Clark as to why such a sliding
scale was offered now and it was not
granted in contracts which the city
previously had with the company,
Mr. Chandler stated that rates and
charges had changed since then.
Chief of Police Patrick J. Burke
yesterday began the enforcement of
the new traffic regulations made into
law by a statute enacted by the last
legislature. On his orders patrolmen
stationed in different parts of the
city stopped motorists and warned
them about violations of the new law
and will likely be arrested on being
warned the second time.
The officers were also instructed
to warn the motorists to dim their
headlights, according to the most re
cent rules made by Motor Vehicle
Commissioner Dill. These rules and
the new traffic law will be strictly
enforced, according to Chief Burke.
One of the principal provisions of
the new law, according to the chief,
is that providing that automobiles
shall not pass a trolley car which is
not in motion, unless having a clear
ance of eight feet. Chief Burke has
often warned motorists about pass
ing trolley cars while discharging
passengers, but up until this time
there has been no ordinance or state
law forbidding same. According to
the new rule governing the dimming
of headlights, the glare must be elim
inated from the strong electric head
lights on many cars. This may be
done by either using a frosted lens
or painting same with an amber
color one-third of the distance across
the diameter.
Special by United Fresa Wire.
New York, May 10—Already
ninety have cancelled passage on the
White Star liner Cymric, flying the
British flag, scheduled to leave Fri
day for Liverpool. The Lusitania
disaster is held responsible for this
by officials. The Cymric will carry
a crew of SSO men and only about
staty passengers.
Special by United Preaa Wire.
Atlanta, Ga. May 10—Judge Ben H |
Hill today resentenced Leo M. Frank ]
to die June 22. j
help furfiisbfc*!· 3βΐ Ma.plt> St. Pîiorb ι
307. 16964—£-10-I2rl4-i,j», !
Sayreville Man Tears Mesh
Bag from Woman — Con
fesses After 'Third Degree.'
Gives His Name as George
France; Tells Police That
He Has Been Out of Work.
A purse enatcher, nabbed by Pa
t°ùmZ Martiu and Bachmannf was
$fooo ba,r?rnlnKg In default o?
charge of hlih. gwrand Jury °n a
der i'tckers^Ul by Rec°
Kave hia name as
of ce' twenty-six years old
from t0re a 8ilver mesh bag
from the arm of Cathrina Christian
n a dogestic in the employ of Mrs.
"thifd degree." PUt throu*h -
that Wheeand'S Vber
^η^ηαξ^ΖΤ1^ a di8a"«e
tjjere ^
home of'ι v p 8he oarae nea·· the
nome °f l. y. Emanuel, of 165 Rep
or street, she found that the man
was nearly upon her. She started in
run. Immediately she felt her mesh
bag snatched from her arm as the
ra'n'VVo^ ^ S™
çhase following him to Woodruff
wasCOn WhiCh he turned. There
was frightened ° the 8treet »»«> "he
return S f t "° gave UP the search,
eturnlng to her home. Mrs Ramii.,.
was Informed of the affair and imm*
lately notified the police
men on ?heP?"Cv B"rke haa had h,s
persons ta the ȕ f0r """P^ous
persons in the southern section of the
seHes°ofrrohht V*® recurrence of the
that °* robberies, which terrorized
hatf ago m°re than a year and a
fo'i^irHme" Martin and Bachmann
ound the man standing at Rpntnr
and Lewis streets. Ma!»in noticed
th^heundeeermh(!s *%£
tineStô°Ba^ g°0d t0 me'"
8t ranger criUcaHy. ·■ Me ^the"^"
prôache^fT"'1· U'ey botfl aP"
able Tn hM nuspect· wh0 »a« un
able to hide the mesh bag he held
under his coat. He could rw
Plain satisfactorily where he got u
where'Desk"^ t0 ^™ers
« nere Desk Sergeant Mulligan in
formed the patrolmen Mi «.if
snatcher had" been It work V"^
pd thne° z^ri
iïrzzT-z o^,ni-^vo
olneT11 aniCleS belonging tTthl
Through the efforts of the Perth
Amboy Polish Relief Committee,
$012.03 was raised Saturday to aid
the war victims in Poland. People
af Perth Amboy who were "tagged"
responded generously, and this
amount will now be forwarded to the
assistance of the widows and orphans
in Poland through Henry Sienkiewltz
Df Switzerland, who is directing the
relief work.
The returns have not yet been re
ceived from all the workers and It is
sven probable that this amount will
3e substantially increased. Miss
Jtephenna M. Gutowski, stenogra
pher of the water department, turned
η the largest amount, $51.28, having
seen raised through her efforts alone.
Yesterday a feast was held in Pu
aski hall to commemorate the
'ounding of Poland's one time consti
utional government. Kev. Father
Jrban was one of the speakers. A
:ollection taken at this dinner netted
S23.62 to aid the cause.
Ipeclal to the EVENING NEWS.
Roosevelt, May 10.—John Vanda
ustained severe lacerations on the
ight hand and was otherwise bruis
:d when he fell from the step of a
ast line trolley car last night. He
vas given medical attention by Dr.
roseph S. Mark, of the Chrome seç
lon. The accident occurred at East
tahway. Two arteriee of Vanda's
ight hand were lacerated.
If it'· sewing macMne· or expert
epairiag you want *e<? gaiter, 3S3
tale street
Sympathy Over Loss of
American Citizens Through
Destruction of Lusitania.
That Responsibility for Trag
edy Rests With Britain in
Ordering Blockade to Starve.
Americans Relied on England's
Promises and Not on Ger
many's Warnings.
Special fcy United Prtoê Wire.
Berlin, via wireless to London,
May 10.—The German government
has cabled to the state department
at Washington an expression of deep
est sympathy over the lose of life of
American citizens through the de
struction of the Lueltania. Ger
many reiterates her declaration that
responsibility rests with the British
government. The message Is to be
transmitted to the United States
through the embassy at Washington.
It declares all German'sympathizes
with America in the loss of Ameri
cans, but real responsibility rests
with England's starvation blockade.
Germany in its expression, expresses
regret that Americans relied on Eng
land's promises instead of German
warnings. British merchant vessels
which generally are armed, the mes
sage said, have so frequently tried to
ram submarines that a previous
search is impossible and hints they
cannot be treated like ordinary mer
Von Hernstorff Presents Hegrets.
Special by United Press Wire.
Washington, May 10:—German
Ambassador von Bemstorff called to
day at the state department with an
expression of deep regret for ttoe loss
of American lives in connection with
the Lusitania's destruction. The de
partment had not yet received the
message which Berlin cables said
had been forwarded by the Kaiser's
loreign office, conveying its regret to
the United States and placing respon
sibility for the disaster of Americans
upon Great Britain.
President Wilson was expected to
day to submit a tentative program
to his cabinet Tuesday in connection
with the kusitania incident. The
German foreign office must be heard
from and so must Ambassador Page
at hondon, Consul Frost at Queens
town and perhaps other diplomatic
officials who have obtained state
ments from the American survivors.
It was thought the better part of
another week would be occupied in
getting this information in hand.
Officials pointed that there must not
only be a gathering but a weighing
of evidence.
The belief was growing among
government officials that the Presi
dent would make a further state
ment concerning the Lusitania affair
before the Philadelphia mass meet
ing of 4,000 alienists he is to address
tonight. It was thought that any
thing he says will be similar to the
broad general statement from the
White House Saturday night. The
German embassy continued to be
closely guarded today. Sunday s
anonymous threat that it would be
blown up was not taken very seri
ously, but it was admitted that such
an attempt, by an irresponsible in
dividual would not be unlikely under
circumstances and that authorities
were deeply concerned in preventing
The first Indication of the attitude of
the kaiser's government came in the
shape of a publication In one of the
local newspapers to an official com
municntlon issu-d in Berlin, in which
there was not one word of regret over
the loss of so many lives. As read here
it Justified the sinking of the liner and
tried to place the blame for the de
struction of the vessel on the Cunard
Publication of this statement had
anything but a quieting effect on the
more apprehensive members of the ad
ministration. There was a feeling that
it reflected the attitude of the German
government as it would be conveyed to
Ambassador Gerard; that there would
be no let up In he attacks of its sub
marines on passenger carrying -essels
and that an issue would be forced, the
probable results of which officials 1 esi
tated to contemplate.
Men high in administration circles
hoped that this would prove untrue.
They preferred to believe that the Ger
man government would disavow the
outrage and promise (hat the lives of
American citizens and other noncom
batants would bo held in greater re
All Awaiting the Fact».
These mixed feelings of hope, anx
iety and expectancy are uppermost in
official Washington. There was no
abatement of indignation and resent
ment against the German government,
but every one from the president down
Is waiting for the facte, and until they
urrive the anxiety will continue, be
cause it is understood everywhere that
these facte mean more to Germany and
to the United Btatee then anything
that ha* yet happened etoee ttus war
SU LIISIIll >1 ill
■ 1
Raecial by United Press 'Wire.
London, May 10.—In the house of
commons Premier Aequith, discuss
ing the suggestion that neutral na
tions be called on in stopping Ger
man submarine warfare in the sink
ing of the Lusitania, said:
"There is no object in approaching
neutrals regarding German breeches
of The Hague convention unless they
are perpared to take action."
Bonar Law, conservative leader in
the house of commons, took occasion
in a speech representing a reward to
Captain Bell of the steamer Shortis
for ramming and sinking a German
submarine, bitterly to denounce
Germany's entire course In the war.
Concerning America's relation to the
Lusitania, he said, "I would not pre
sume to say what should be the ac
tion of the United States whose citi
zens have been so barbarously mur
dered, but I feel sure America will
not be governed by interests of the
moment, but by the feelings of what
is due to a great nation."
Mrs. Edward McCorkindale
and Two Children Drown—
Left Chrome Recently.
Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward McCorkindale in the Chrome
section of Roosevelt are today
mourning the tragic death of Mrs.
McCorkindale, her eight year old son
Duncan, and her eight months old
daughter, who from the latest reports
from the Lusitania. catastrophe, were
drowned when the liner was sunk
off the Irish coast Friday.
The family was well known in
Chrome, Mr. McCorkindale having
been a watchman at the Llebig fer
tilizer work for three years. Re
ports of mothers drowning with their
infants cultched to their bosoms, it
is believed, was founded on such in
cidents as in the case of the drown
ing of three of the four members of
the McCorkindale family. Mrs. Mc
Corkindale, It is declared by her
friends, probably went to the bot
tom with her protecting arms about
her infant daughter. She always ap
peared to be devoted to her children,
and her friends in Chrome picture
her standing on the sinking deck of ι
the big liner, after escaping from
the second cabin and bravely meeting
her doom with her boy Duncan ]
holding one hand, and with the other
tightly clasped about her infant
Mrs. Elizabeth McCorkindale was
on her way to Scotland to visit her
parents. She had left her husband
in New York. Mr. McCorkindale pro
ceeded to Saskatchawan, Canada, to
prepare a home on a farm in the
southwest. Mrs. McCorkindale and
the two children were to Join him
after a short stay in Scotland. She
came originally from Scotland to
Elizabeth, hence to Chrome.
There was considerable sentiment I
expressed in favor of reviving the
custom of annual Sunday school
parades at the meeting of representa
tives of Sunday schools at the Simp
son M. E. church yesterday after
noon. However, most of those près- ]
cnt seemed to consider that* it would
be best to have a parade without the
usual elaborate decorations.
Representatives of four Sunday
schools were present, and Chairman
M. R. l>etler. of the Sunday School
Parade Association, appointed a com
mittee to see the superintendents of
the other Sunday schools to learn
their sentiments in the matter. Mr.
Lefler named V. G. Munger to head
the committee, and Mr. Munger ap
pointed two others to aid him. A
final meeting to decide whether the
parade will be held this year will be
held at Simpson M. E. church next
Sunday afternoon.
Members of Bricklayers and Masons
Union No. 27 of I'erth Aniboy—You
are hereby requested to attend the next
regular meeting of your Union on Wed
nesday evening, the 12th inst, in Hall,
No. 31 Smith Street, as matters of im
portauce are to be transacted.
16956— 5-10 2tf p.
Kill Woman—Germans Again
Bombard Dunkirk — Italy's
Time Limit Up at Midnight.
Special by United Press Wire.
London, May 10.—Zeppelins and
aeroplanes today dropped bombs
within forty miles of London, killing
a woman. They flew over Southend
and its suburb West Cliff at the
mouth of the Thames. Many of the
bombs were dropped and extensive
property damage done. There are
unconfirmed rumors of further loss
of life. Authorities report to the
officials here that thirty bombs fell
around Queen Mary's hospital. Evi
dently none of them hit their mark.
Germans Bombard Dunkirk.
Special by United Press Wire.
Paris, May 10.—Dunkirk was
bombarded by German heavy guns
today, according to the war office
this afternoon. The extent of the
damage is unknown.
8. S. WUhelmma Torpedoed.
8underland, Scotland, May 10.—
The steamer Wilhelmina has been
torpedoed and sunk by a German
Austria Time Limit Near.
Special by United Press Wire.
Rome, May 10:—Circumstantial
reports are in circulation in govern
ment circles that Italy's time limit
during which Austria must make
satlsactory reply to her demand, ex
pires at midnight. If Austria has
not conceded everything asked for by
that time, the reports say, all nego
tiations will be broken off. The Ital
ian officials refused to confirm re
ports that it is certain matters are
again approaching a crisis. The de
structiou of the Lusitania has result
ed in many newspapers which in the
past have been lukewarm in their
support of war, suggesting a change
in their attitude. Many say it is only
a question of time when an Italian
steamer will be torpedoed and the
government is urged to take action
against Austria.
A thrilling narrative on the hunt
ing of big game in Africa and South
America will be unfolded at a smoker
arranged for the men of St. Peter's
church at the Parish house in Rector
street tonight. Edgar Beecher Bron
son, of New York, world-wide trav
eler and explorer, will be the nar
rator. He will tell of personal ad
ventures in the jungles of Africa
and in the wilds of South America,
when he and a hunting party follow
ed big game along the Amazon.
Mr. Bronson will speak on "Hunt
ing Big Game in East Equatorial
Africa." Mr. Bronson was hunting
in Africa shortly before former
President Roosevelt made his famous
hunting trip on that continent, and
covered the same territory as did the
former president. Mr. Bronson
formed many hunting expeditions,
which traversed the heart of Africa
and followed big game in South
America. The smoker session will
begin at S o'clock.
Penh Amboy's death rate for
April just past was lower than it
had been at any time in the past
three years. There were 31 deaths.
100 births and 31 marriages during
:he past month, according to vital
statistics feports filed with City
?lerk Wilbur La Roe. Not at any
lme for three years previous has the
lumber of deaths for the city been
;o low. In March of 1912, when the
)opulation was eomewhat less than
t Is now, the number of deaths was
lut twenty-nine.
If it's sewing machines or expert
epairlng you want see Salter, 383
State street. 15831-6-1-tf·
Call a taxi, 46. C. Johnson.
m. KIT* Ή SX Hua H« urn«l To
Till* City. Ob and after- Monday,
a»y lOti. Dr. Kitehel will be on
mad at kiss office in High Si, ......
John W, Oisen Co,
Bcrtraetiiy». COAL al Car Sara
Phone 336
British Coroner Claims Thai Responsibility Lays Not With the
German Government, but With the Whole German People
Captain Turner Had Knowledge That an Attempt Would be
Made to Sink Lusitania, Stated Today at the Inquest.
All Survivors Almost Certainly Accounted For, Queenstown Re
ports—Total Number Dead 1,149; Total American Citi
zens, 115; Bodies Recovered, 144—Captain Turner Cer
tain That Two Submarine Tornedoes Were Fired»
Special by Cm ted Preaa Wire.
Kineale, Ireland, May iO:—That he bad knowledge that an attempt
was to be made to torpedo the Lusitania was the statement made by the
commander of the liner here today. Testifying at an inquest into the death
of five victims who were brought here, the captain said that although the
voyage was without incident he had received information that an attempt
would be made to sink him. He stated he was on the bridge when he was
approaching the Irish i-oast.
"Was the Lusitania armed?" asked Coroner John Hortan.
"She was not," quickly answered the veteran commander.
"What precaution did you take when you learned an attempt was to
be made to sink the vessel?"
"We swung our boats out as soon as we came between the danger zone
Fastnet and the time of the action," replied the captain.
Captain Turner declared there was not the slightest doubt that the
Lusitania was torpedoed and said she had been struck the first time for
ward between the first and second funnels. Coroner Hortan declared that
he was satisfied that the responsibility lay not with the German govern
ment, but with the whole German people.
"I propose to ask this jury to return the only verdict possible from
a self-respecting jur\ the officers and crew of this submarine were guilty
of wilful murder."

Bperiol by United Pre sa V·' —
I>ondon, May 10:—The Britioh admiralty warned the steamer Lusi
tania of the presence of hostile submarines off the Irish coast and also
directed her course by wireless, First Lord of the Admiralty told the
House of Commons today.
No Ho)*· l or Recovery of More llodl es.
Bpecuil by United Press IFrre.
Queenstown, Ireland, May 10:—With all survivors now almost certain
ly accounted for it is possible to make up the figures of the toll of d< ith
exacted by German submarines which sunk the Lusitania. The latest re
vised figures made public by Uie Cunard offices are as follows: Total
number of dead, 1,149; total American citizens, 115; bodies recovered,
144; bodies identified, 87; passengers bodies identified, €5; crew's bodies
identified, 22; total number saved, 767; total passengers saved, 465; total
crew saved, 302.
Although there Is still doubt as to whether two torpedoes exploded
or whether the first explosion caused the liner to let go, Captain Turner
told the United Press correspondent that there was no doubt that two
torpedoes reached the ship. Making the first statement since the steamer
went down, the captain said:
"I am not certain whether the two explosions—and there were two—
resulted from torpedoes or whether one was a boiler explosion. I am sure
that 1 saw the first torpedo strike the vessel on the starboard side. I also
saw a second torpedo apparently headed for the steamer's hull directly
below the suite occupied by A. G. Yanderbilt. That is all i know."
Throughout all the long, weary hours of yesterday
and last night preparations were pushed for the largest funerals In fhe
history of this little Irish coaet city. Dawn found the large squad M
soldiers and marines busy with their shovels in the old church graveyard·
on the outskirts of the city. The burial ground is one of tho prettiest spoil
In Ireland. Covered with flowers it lies on the side of the hill commaudiBfl
the city on one side and the liarbor on the other. The harbor presented
a beautiful picture, dotted with small boats tossing up and down the
waves, with the sun shimmering from the white caps as they broke. It
was a picture of peace which gave no hint of the tragedy being cou? aa
On the other side the red-topped houses gleamed in the sun and among
the most conspicuous were the big red roof hospitals where the many
survivers were being cared for. Fourteen of the injured died Sunday and
their burials took place today. Three funeral processions wended t^eir
way from the morgues up over the hill to the cemetery, each made up of
the same manner. First the police escort and troop escorts, appropriate
for victims, non-combatants who had fallen as sacrifices of war. Then ten
coflins and wagons laden with weeping mourners, and finally the general
One of the graves prepared was more sorrowful than the others. ror
in It were placed fifty unidentified dead men, women and children who·*
loved ones had been unable to distinguish their features or who had b.;ea
strangers to those rescued.
Suggestions by the American consul that all be photographed today
and burled so that the bodies can be recovered, were complied with.
The Cunard tugs which were sent to the scene of disaster to recover
additional bodies have returned. They report the water so rough oft
Kiusale that It is Impossible to do anything in the line of dragging for
>odies. Scores of Americans were arriving today to search for mining
•elatives and friends. Hundreds of cable messages carrying descriptions ol
;hose whose names are in the list of missing have reached the authorittee
•rom Canada and the United States and copies have been supplied to uiu'er
aIters who prepared the bodies.
W. Webb Ware, a London lawyer, arrived today. He had offered tin·
lmlted money for the reeo\ery of Alfred G. Yanderbilt, who is »nld by two
persons to have surrendered hie life belt to a young woman juat beίoff
h· boat went down.
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