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Lake. South Hark. Leachi Heights, West Seattle, and the rest of the city softly sing: "We didn't raise our taxes to he a hand stand," the park board decides to spend $1,300 for a music shell at Volunteer park and only $1,200 for band music in all other parks. TRA-LA-LA. TRA-LA-LA! LUSITANiA IS SUNK BY GERMAN PROMINENT AMERICANS AMONG PASSENGERS ' SUBMARINE; 1,400 FOLK ABOARD Japs Yield One Point; Avert War TOKIO, May 7.—Peacs be tween Japan and China was as sured today when the Toklo government withdrew from Its list of demands made upon Pekln the fifth group, which, from the start has been ob noxious to the Chinsse, and had threatened to plunge the two nations into war. All other concession* *sught by Japan are to be granted In effect. It It said here today, and only the working out of detail* remain* to clo*e tne ne gotiation* whioti have threat sned the peace of the Orient for weeks. The decltlon of the cabinet •vldently met with general ap proval In Tokio. The populace was quiet today • nil there were no war demons'™ tlont, denplte the fact that an ultl "latum had been placed In the hand* of the Japanese minister In I'ekln to deliver to the Chinese should diplomatic negotiations fall The principal article In group Ave of the Japanese demands. Upon which an agreement wa* rearheil, provides that the Chines* •bould employ Japaneße adviser* in all political, financial and mill tar/ affair* Other demand* were that China •hould purchase a fixed ratio of her war munition* from Japan or co-operat* In the establishment of arsenal. Americans Warned by German Ad WASHINGTON, May 7 That tbe German government would re pudlate any responsibility tow.to the United Htate* for the IjUiltanl* disaster w«h the general opinion l<> official circles here ti»la>. It 1h believed thin expected Hit! tilde would lie l»! based on the ad vertlsement published by the em bassy In New York newspaper- .he (lay the vessel Railed, warning American* against traveling on lirltlsh *hlp* Of roiir*<* this warn ing, followed by the sinking of the ve«*e|, cau*eil comment concerns r. a posilhle foreknowledge by ihn embassy of what wan to happen, but that wa* wholly unofficial. PRESIDENT LEAVES LUNCHEON AT NEWS WASHINGTON, May 7. — President V/ilton had Ju»t fin ished lunch when Aetlitant Sec No comment was vouchsafed. Secretary Bryan hurried from luncheon to the state depart ment. The department waa much upset. Every effort w»* being made to eitabllsh communica tion with consular agents near- est the scene of disaster Af the state department It w,is naid the Lusitanla and Kabala ills Hster* fell In the same category and undoubtedly would tie handled along precisely similar lines, ro far a* America's Interest was concerned. The Seattle S lar The Only Paper in Seattle That Dares to Print the News VOLUME 18. NO 62. SEATTLE. WASH . FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1915. ONE CENT '" \\ % * i\'» M * I \ > 111, .»«• Northwest People on Lusitania Four residents of the North west are listed at passenger* on the Lutitanla, which wai torpedoed by the German*. They are: J. 8. Arter, Mr. and Mra. Wm. Crother of Tacoma, and J. W. Qullhan of Spokane DESTROYERS SEEK SUBMARINE BOAT LONDON. May 7.—The Ger man submarine which *unk the Lu*itania I* believed here to bs the a«me which yesterday sunk the two 5.000-ton freighters Cen turian and Candidate, and on Wednesday sunk the ship Earl of Latham. The admiralty has sent a flotilla of fast destroyers to search for the undersea boat. BLAME SUBMARINE LIVERPOOL. May 7—Tns Cunard line manager says that the Lusitanla was sunk by a submarine. He received tne following wireless from Old Head of Klnsale at 5:49: "Tne Lusitanla waa sunk by a sub marine at 2:33 p. m, sight miles south by west of Old Head of Kiniale." Antwerp, one of th* four largeet Wirt* In tho world, Is 53 miles from flie tea. Lusitania leaving dock at New York with record number of pas sengers to cross Atlantic this year. Lusitania Most Palatial of Liners on the Atlantic Regal Suites for Wealthy Tourists on Famous Craft Were V eritable Apartments. The magnificence of the Lusi tania the moat famous leviathan of the deep ever constructed, with the probable exception of the 111 fated Titanic, wa* only rl valed by her sister ship, thu Man rettuila. In 1907 the gigantic trunsat lantlc liner made her maiden trip to New York and she soon es tablished the record for the run across the ocean, doing It prac tically In five days flat, quite a startling achievement at the time. The ulster ship, Ma lire tanla, now holds the record from Queenstown to New York of four days, ten hours and forty-one minute*. Her turbine engine*, a daring but *uece**ful experiment of th.> I'uriard line, produced 70,000 horaepower and drove the -tr,.000- ton ahlp 2.1 knot*, or approximate lv 30 otatnle mile*, per hour. The boat wa* 787 feet long, a few feet shorter than the later Mauritania, and 17 feet In beam When carrying a full load «hn drew feet of waler She burned 1,000 ton* of coal a day. On her nine deck* *he could carry 3,000 person*, pa*songer* and crew, and when afloat wa* a small "It v In lt*elf The r.r.O flrat-claa* passenger* were provided for In moat sump tuoua fashion; two elevator* ran from deck K, on which wa* the main entrance, to deck A, where were the lounge, inualr, writing room*, amoklng room and a cafe veranda open only to the atern of the boat, which was an Ideal apot. In any weather. For the more wealthy regal *ult«* were provided. These were practically flat* apart ment* They were made up of two bedroom*, dining and draw ing room*, pantry and bath room, ao that perfect seclusion could be enjoyed The I.ualtmla and Mauretanla were built at the Inatlgatlon of the Ilrltlah government, which • • • • • tlpulm] n pair nf royal mall ami PTprcHH KtvinxTH Rr>"atpr thnn anything a float Th«*y with built, with thi> ro-oi oration of th« Hi It lab admiralty and roulii mount, if d*>*lred. 12 six-Inch Itnri* TEDDY SPRINGS A UnLE SURPRISE BY BONO P GEDDE9 BYKACI'HK. May 7. I'ompletiug their report to prove that >V'm. Maine*,, Jr. profited by alleged printing ' Kraft ' In New York at.it. attorney* for Col Kooaevelt today plunged anew Into atacUa of ofrt ial record* The unexpected appparauce today of Gilbert (" Hlahop, former cj*iiier of Harnea' Albany Journal. w|io hri.i been inlawing alnce 1913, surprised Hip attorney* for Barnea II \t ► 111 lllshop Ik the only peraon able to Identify entrlea made In Harm ledger* with regard to atate print IriK contract*. Harnr.V lawyer* will atrenuoualy endeavor to Impeach the testimony of Ulnliop. MISSING PRISONER SHOWS UP AT PEN Noll MrKlntion. county Jail .rus ty, who waa *ent ou an cri'&ad downturn and failed to return. II wan lea r tied Friday, boarded a train for Walla Will's, carrying the ia per* which commit him to the pen itentlarv for *lx month* to 15 year?. At noon Friday Sheriff liodgo re reived the following telegr.im froi.i Warden Henry Drumm: "I'arly present* hlmaelf here m Nell McKlnnon. with two coplea of commitment paper* naming himtu.lf a* defendant Send Identification and ndvlae If party should be con fined hero." LONDON, May 7. (7:30) No reports of loss of life in the sinking of the Lusitania have been received up to this hour tonight. There is a general feeling of relief about the crowded Cunard line offices. NEW YORK, May 7.—(4:25 p. m.) —The Cunard company gave out the following cable: "Liverpool A Cork newspaper re ports 300 passengers landed LIVERPOOL, May 7.—The latest information regarding the Cunard line offices here at 7:20 p. m., stated that the Lusitania was struck by a torpedo at 2 p. m., and sank in 33 minutes. NEW YORK, May 7.—The Cunard officials gave out the fourth cable received as follows: "LIVERPOOL, 2:33 p. m.— Queenstown wired—'Large steamer just arrived in vicinity ap parently rendering aid. Tugs patrolling on spot, taking boats in tow. Motor fishing boats with two Lusitania boats bearing prob ably for Kinsale end. Have wired Kinsale agent to render every assistance and to advise us if any boats are towed in there.' " Late this evening the report reached here that the vessel either was beached or sunk in water so shallow that she can be salvaged. LIVERPOOL, May 7.—The giant Cunard liner Lusitania, with a heavy passenger list of American citizens, was torpedoed and sunk off the Irish coast this afternoon. No loss of life is reported as yet. Small boats of every description were rushed from Queenstown to Old Head of Kinsale, off which point the liner was torpedoed. An unconfirmed report reaching here said the Lusitania was beached. The first word that the liner was in trouble was picked up by wireless at Landsend. It reported that there was a very decid ed list to the steamer and that assistance was urgently wanted. Later Queenstown also picked up appeals for aid and the port authorities rushed everything possible to the aid of the steamer. The sinking of the Lusltania with many American passengers was the hardest blow of the war to date so far as neutral commerce was concerned. The reports received here are fragmentary, but all agree that the liner began calling for help by wireless at 2:33. The first to pick LIFEBOATS ARE SIGHTED NEW YORK. May 7— After an noun< ln* th«> receipt of reporta that the l.mltinlii had hern mink by a »übmarln<> t*»da\. the Cunard Hit* thl* afternoon atated that tho fol lowing meaaajje had been reci»|ve< from Qneenatown, timed 4 M» p m "Old head of Kin»ate wlrei •'■About 20 boats of all sorts belonging to the Lusitania are tn the vicinity of where the Lusitania tank. ••'About fifteen boats are making for the spot to render assistance. Weather clear. 1 " The last message from Queeus town given out at t hp ( nnard of fices was timed 4:53 |>. tn ("has I*. Dumnos. general Cunard Rgent, ilrcltirpd hp would Kivc fur ther dlapatchea as taut as received tie refused to make any statement other than that the message* r«> BEDROOM IN ROYAL SUITE OF THE LINER LUSITANIA i her up was the wireless station at ' 1 Lands End. The appeal was urgent snd immeolate orders were sent to points to get every available craft > to the scene. The fishing fleet from Klnsale ' was early on the ecene and began the work of taking on board the celved appeared to Indicate that a catastrophe was being faced. A third cablegram received by the Cunard line read: "Liverpool — Following re ceived by admiralty from Gal ley Head. 4:25 p. m.: Several boats apparently filled with survivors southeast nine milas. Creek steamer proceeding to assist." At 2: Ir> tills afternoon the offi ces of the Cunard line at the Mat tery were crowded with people at tracted by the n>ws As yet there was no excitement and the offi cials maintained an appearance of calm. It was evident, however, thit each bulletin made the situation more serious and there was an air of intense anxiety. The I.usltanla sailed from this Last EDITION W««ther Forecast Probably fair lIIIM A I *1 \I I I K High. Itw 11 in • m . li t ft 7 M ». in , T I ff II 04 ». in, 10 7 ft. ft 4* v in . 4 3 ft ' passengers from the liner. It !• «aid the Lusitania's own boat* were uied to care for her passengers. On all of her recent trip* these boata have been awung overaide and their covers removed ready for any eventuality and la possible that this precaution may be due to the sal -1 vatlon of passengers. port last Saturday. She carried nearly 1,400 passengers, among whom arc* Alfred (J. Vanderbilt. Kl - Hubbard, Chas. Frohman and other* well known In this country. •Inst before the sailed many of the pasaengon* received telegram* from mysterious sources warning them not to make the vo\- age. as something was going to h ip pen to the big liner. These tele grams following the publication of ;m advertisement Issued by Ger many, warning all Americans against traveling in the war zone Many of the friends of the |ms sengers hysterically implored them to cancel, but so far as is known no one did so. The Lusltanla is com maaded by (.'apt. W. T. Rurner, Royal naval reserve, and Staff Capt. .1. C. Anderson Is his assistant.