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ERALD
HOME EDITION
TODAY'S PRICES
Mexican bank notes. 15 & Mexican
Tve-ao-". 25 Cblhuahaa currency. S ,
('-irranza. carreiicy. t Bar direr (Handy
&. Harmon quotation) 5 Copper. If
r.'-aina, lower Livestock, steady Stocks.
lower.
WEirarn rorjeCAST.
a raw. fair; New Mexico, fair, warmer:
Arlxaea. fair; West Texas, fair; frost la
north.
EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 7. 1915. delivered anywhere w cents a month. 16 PAGES TWO SECTIONS TODA1 .
LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
8INGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
WARNED NOT TO SAIL, LUSITANIA IS SUNK
Line
ovin
PASO
South Into Battle
Villa M
Reported That Heavy Guns
Are Now Near Northern
Lines of Obregon.
JUAREZDENIES
SALAZARISNEAR
Precautions Are Being Tak
en, But No More Than for ,
Several Wees Past.
IF Gen. Pancho Villa keeps his ,-ord,
the array of .;. nen be has as
sembled at Aguascalientes will be
gin rolling; southward acainat Obre
gon's lines today. Personal messages
from Aguascalientes this morning save
no information regarding; military
movements, except that continual skir
mishlngb was in1 progress around Jeon.
the point of contact between the out
posts ef both Carranza and YllMsta
forces.
The artillery division of Villa's army
under Gen. Felipe Angeles is already
in motion toward the Carranza posi
tions, which Villa adiicee claim are at
3rapuato. although Carranza ifficial
i leakages assrrt that Obregon's head
quarters are in J-on.
George C. Carothers special agnt for
the American state department, reached
Aguascalientes yesterday aad will re
main .with Gen. Villa throughout the
coming battle. All messages seat by
Villa, to the border in the last three
days have asserted that his men are
in fine spirits and confident of victory
when the decisive clash comes. But in
this case, which men acquainted with
the Mexican situatiun believe is the
crisis of the civil struggle, less actual
news of milltari operations has reached
Kl Paso than in 4fiy other previous
crucial stage.
Villa's civil officials have claimed
se eral victories in the past two creeks.
but Villa himself recently proved them
Talse when he sent a message to a
friend here saying that no battles had
been fought since the defeat at Celaya.
Juarez officials deny that Gen. Jose
Vnez Salazar is encamped with a small
body of followers a short distance from
Juarez in the direction of Bauche on
the Mexico North Western railway. Gen.
Tomas Ornelas, commander of the gar
rison, is keeping his patrols busy for
miles around the city day and night.
He himself is usually in the saddle ev
ery night riding from one outpost to
another, but the vigilance is the same
that has been observed for a month
Past. The general says no enemies are
supposed to be near Juarez.
GEN. BLANQUET LEAVES
SPAIN FOR SAN ANTONIO
Pan Antonio. Texas. Mav 7. Gen '
Auieriano Blanquet, minister of war
under Gen. Huerta in Mexico, is on his
way to the United States from Sebas
tian. Spain, and will vcome to San An
tonio for a conference with other
Huerta. officials, it is stated by Gen.
Medina Barron, who is in charge of the
Mexican Peace Conference office here.
A general conference. Gen. Barron
stated, has been arranged for May 2,
and it is unofficially said Gen. Huerta
will be present.
VILLA FORCES HOLD OIL
DISTRICT NEAR TAMPICO
"Washington. D. C. May 7. Though
Villa forces hold Banuco in the Tarn
pi to oil district, no effort has been
made, so far as has been reported, to
set fire to any of the oil wells, many
of which have been relied on for fuel
supplies for British warships operat
ing in the Atlantic. Officials of the oil
companies, however, fear double taxa
tion since the oil wells are held by
Villa and the gulf terminals at Tuxpam
and Tampico by Carranza.
ERNESTO RIOS IS SENT TO
FRONT BY VILLA'S ORDER
Ernesto Rios, well known in EI Paso
as a Villa financial agent, has been
taken from the Chihuahua penitentiary
and sent to the front at Aguascalientes,
according to messages from Chihuahua
to friends in El Paso.
Rios was arrested in Juarez two
-weeks ago and put in the Chihuahua
prison. The charges against him were
not made public
LIVING IS CHEAP IN MEXICO;
EVEN LITTLE CASH LOOKS GOOD
A private letter from Tampico,
Mexico, says:
"Tampico is a great little town and
a man can live like a lord on a dollar
a day. I had a large room and bath
in a hotel at six pesos a day. 42 cents.
Everything is correspondingly low, but
it seems like a great deal when you
pay a dollar for a couple of cigars,
though it is only 7 cents."
Considers Herald One Of Family
Fluorine, New Mex-, May i.
Editor 3 Paco Herald:
I am a eaUlemaa and have taken The Herald for several years, and have
learned to look upon The Herald as one of the family.
Yours very irmrly, Harrv S. Halt
JAPAN
9DDDS
1E1GHK
Carranza News Says Facto
ries Are Opening; Ameri
can Cotton Wanted.
According to a cable from the Car
ranza consulate in El Paso from
Veracruz, there is now opening up a
big market in Mexico for American
cotton.
"The war has made the home crop
short and textile factories are in the
market for supplies." says the message.
"Twenty-two of them are in operation
in the state of Pnebia and 40 more are
anxious to open, but lack material.
"Constitutionalist controlled territory
is completely pacified and the mer
chants are ready ti purchase merchan
dise. This Is a great opportunity for
American goods."
MADERO TROOPS WORKING COAL
MINES IN STATE OF COAHUILA
A message from San Antonio. Texas.
to the Carranza consulate in El Paso,
says
'The reports from Coahuila seem to
be confirmed regarding the orders giv
en by the Villa governor, Raul Madero,
to Rosalio Hernandez, to work the
Agujita and La Roaita mines with
soldiers and that over SOW cars of coal
have already been taken from these
mines. EmHio Madero is here stopping
with Evaristo Madero and will leave
for C P. Diaz as adviser to the new
leader in Coahuila, Gen, Hernandez.
Antonio L Villarreal has been in con
ference with the Maderos. All the
troops in Coahuila who are known to be
loyal to Villa have deserted the forces
of Hernandez and retired to Chihua
hua." RAILROAD REPORTED CUT
BY RAIDERS NEAR JUAREZ
Unconfirmed rumors that the Mex
ican Central' railway had been cat at
Samalayuca. -28. miles below Juarez, by
Carranza or Salazar raiders, were cur
rent today in El Paso and Juarez.
Inquiry at the Juarez 'railway station
resulted in an indefinite answer re
garding the condition of the road.
Military officials in Juarez said they
had not heard of the reported railway
destruction and did not believe the
rumor.
1LIDKRO RETURNS TO MEXICO.
Gen. Emilio Madero. brother of the
dead Mexican president, will leave here
Coahuila, to resume command, of Ms J
brigade there, uen. iaaero oh icm
here on personal business.
DR. CARMAN TESTIFIES ;
WIFE TO GO ON STAND
Mineola. X. T.. May 7. Dr. Edward
1
Carman described on tne witness , j to ,, a rajjway connecting
stand today in his wife s trial on the , -R-a.chang with Kin-Chang and Nan
charge of murder, the shooting ol Mrs. chang. Also a line between Wu
Loulee Bailey, in his office in Free- chang Md jj chow,
port. June M. last Mrs. Carman, who Article s China agrees that in the
had prepared to testify in her -own be- prorlnce of ji, Kien, Japan shall have
half late today, followed hte ttimony i lBe rigot te work mine8 and Dund
closely. , . ,. ' railways and is construct harbor works
It was dark. Dr. Carman said. hea (including dock yards), and in ease of
be heard tne crasn ol K"u . "" "J"
lag up saw a nana snJiR - -.-,' 1
opposes the theory of the defence that
the assailant escaped in the darkness.
BLOODSTAIN-MAY BE CLUE
TO WOMAN'S MURDERER
Chicago III- May 7- The impression
of a Moody hand on a kitchen table
may be a clue to the indentity of the
murderer of Mrs. John Coppersmith
and her two year old son. John cop
persmith, jr.. who were mBrderrf .n
their apartment Wednesday. The mur
derer crushed the skulls of his victims
with a hammer and then cut J rtieir
throats with a butcher knife. He re
mained long enough to wash his hands
and to ransack the apartment for valu
ables. KILLING FROST HITS
THE TEXAS PANHANDLE
Kansas City. Mo.. May 7. All of
Nebraska except the extreme eastern,
portion. Colorado and the Texas Pan
handle experienced killing frosts, ac
cording to reports at the local weather
bureau today.
Heavy rains in Oklahoma and over
the greater part of Kansas and tempera
tures generally below freezing, were
reported at many points In the af
fected district this morning.
SAYS ASSASSINATION
ATTEMPT WAS A FAKE
Los Angeles, Califs May 7. Excite
ment was caused in court here Thurs
dav during the trial of Charles E. Se
bastian, suspended chief of police, on
charges of having contributed to the
delinquency of Edith Serkin. when
charges were made by the prosecution
that the attempted assassination of Se
bastian a few nights ago was a fake.
Ccur.sel for Sebastian indignantly de
nied it.
occurred wmie it w ""'" ,7." 7 !
thrust through the broken window. Artlcie 7 china agrees that 'Japan
The state contends that the ?",,'n; j ese subjects shall have the right to
MODIFIES HER DEMANDS
iHS IS WEAK
AND READY
Tl HELD
Ultimatum Required an An-
swar From China During
Day; Nations Uneasy.
U. S. CALLS UPON
ALLIES FOR VIEWS
Japanese Subjects Warned
To Be Ready To Leave
China on Short Notice.
TOKIO Japan, May 7. In pre
senting its' ultimatum to China,
which was to be answered today.
Japan omrtted from the present nego
tiations all items In group V in the
amended list of demands with the ex
ception of the portion dealing with
concessions in Fu Kien, on which an
agreement already has been reached. It
is reported China is hopeless of oppos
ing Japan and is preparing to yield.
The demands in group V are reserved
for future discussion and are aa fol
lows: Article 1 The Chinese government
shall employ forceful Japanese as ad
visers in financial, political aad mili
tary attain. .
Article 1 la the Interior of Oma,
Japan shall have the right of ywner-
atup of land for the building ' Japa
neae hospitals, churches aad schools.
Article t since the Japanese gov
ernment and the Chinese government
have had many cases of dispute be
tween Japanese and Chinese police to
settle eases which caused no inconsid
erable understanding, it is for this rea
son necessary that police of the im
portant places (in China), shall be
Jointly administered (by Japanese and
Chinese) or that the (Chinese) police
department of these places shall em
ploy numerous Japanese for the pur
pose of organizing and improving the
Chinese police service.
Purchasing Ammunition.
Article 4 China shall purchase from
Japan a fixed ratio of the quantity of
munitions or war, isay aoove per
cent), or Jan shall establish in
China a Jointly worked arsenal. Jap
anese technical experts to be em
ployed and Japanese material to be
purchased.
Article 6 China agrees to Japans
employing foreign capital, Japan shall
be nrst consulted.
propagate tnraantem in China.
Japanese Warned To l,eave.
Tien Tsin. China, May 7. The Japan
ese consul here is detaining and com
mandeering all Japanese steamers in
the port.
All Jananeae subiectii hm ben
warned to be ready to depart on short
nonce, me Japanese posronice is re
fusing to receive mail matter.
China Ready To Concede Point.
Pekin, China. May 7. There Is good
reason to believe that China Is prepared
to concede everything demanded by
Japan, realizing that the situation is
hopeless.
Eki Hioki. the Japanese minister to
China, went to the China foreign office
between 3 and 4 oclock this afternoon
and presented the Japanese ultimatum
which insi:ts that China accede to the
demands presented by the Tokio gov
ernment. Previous to this action on the part of
the minister the secretary of the lega
tion visited the foreign offices and in
formed vice minister Tsao Tulln that
the ultimatum of the Jmianese con
tained certain modifications of the 24
demands presented by Tokio.
V. S. Consults Allies.
Washington. D. C, Mav 7. The i
united suites wirnin tne last -t nours
through its ambassadors abroad has
consulted Great Britain. France and
Russia, as '.he allies of Japan, to learn
their attitude toward the present
status of the Japanese-Chinese nego
tiations. U. S. MIr'-t Mediate.
In order to make clear the position
of the United States regarding the
China-Japan controvert, secretary of
state Bryan Thursday night issued a
statement covering some of the major
points. He made clear that the United
States has no intention of relinquish
ing any of its treaty rights in the far
east, and also indicated that the United
States stands ready, if asked, to act as
an intermediary agent between the
conflicting powers.
Viscount Chinda. the Japanese am
bassador, and Kai Fu Shah, the Chi
nese minister, sought separate inter
views with Mr. Bryan late ,today, but
declined to discuss the object of their
visits. It is believed they were shown
copies of the statement cf ithe American
position, occasioned by the critical sit
uation that has arisen in the far east.
Statement by Drran.
The text of the statement follows:
"In order that there may be no mla
(Continued on Page S, CoL 4).
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The Dardanelles. Turkey. May 7.
The artillery exchanges between the
warships of the allies and the shore
positions of the Turks continue.
Some vessels are firing ha the gulf
of Saros. making use of inflammatory
shells. The town of MiiMgQ runrml on
fire Thursday.
Constantinople. Turkey, May . via?
wireless to Berlin, Germany, ana Lon
don. Eng- May 7. The following state
ment regarding the operations in the
Dardanelles was issued last night by
the Turkish war office:
"An enemy battalion was annihilated
"Wednesday as the result of an attack
by our troops against his left wing.
"At Ariburau. part of the enemy's
'strongly built entrenchments were cap
tured. "At Seddul Bahr we inflicted heavy
losses on the English and captured
great quantities of ammunition. We
have taken ten enemy machine guns."
NEW TEXAS RAILROAD FILES
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Austin, Texas, May 7. Articles of
incorporation of th Bed River &, Gulf
Terminal Railway company -were filed
In the state ceparUnent today, with the i
principal office at Long-view, and capi- j
ielUatlAH TC AAA Tf- la nrnrlAeaJ n !
Muiaatiivu ui fie,wv. aw an rundvu lw
construct a lin- of railroad from the
ore mines of Marion county through
Marion, Cass, Morris and Red River
counties, to a point on Red River
southeast of Jingo, Okla., a distance of
75 miles. ,
ITALY RKCALI.S TlilCIIEftS
LOCATED IX TURKEY
London, Eng May 7. The Italian
government has recalled the' teachers
in Italian schools In the Turkish capi
tal, according to a Renter dispatrji from
Athens, Greece. Subjects of the triple
entente powers who remain in Turkey
are being concentrated at Constanti
nople with a view to removing them to
Asia Minor.
Graduates of El
Paso High School
THE HERALD today presents
the pictures of the filS class
of the El Paso High school, the
largest in the history of the city.
A total of 48 portraits -are pre
sented. This omits a few of the
tupils whose pictures could not be
secured in time to get them in with
the group, but these will be pub
lished as soon as secured. The pic
tures r resented today form a strik
ing group of the- youthful intelli
gence of the city. A full page is
gies ever to these photographs
page 11.
The bovs and girls on the page, on
the order 'of the appearance of
their pictures, follow:
First row, jeft to right Evelyn
Elaine Payne, Hervey Logan, Erin
Middleton, tianuel Schwartz, Gail
Leamaster, Fred Hunter, Jennie
Olsen.
Second row. left to right Ben
Jenkins, Pearl Ponsford, Russell
Worthington, Carolyn iileck, F. Fin
ley Robinson, Christie Brown,
Marlon Robertson.
Third row, left to right Isabel
Smith. Robert Washburn. Anl'a
Maetxe, Manuel Escaieda, Margaret
Bush. Oscar Rheinheimer, Betty
Mary Smith.
Fourth row, left to right James
K II burn. Eryllne, Vowel 1, Harold
Coldwell Kuth Moore Morris, Rob
ert Marston, Thelma Beeson, Ray
mond White.
Fifth row, left to right Sarah
Bridgers, Anita Corbin, Jettie
Young. Ida Hunter, Edith Robertson.
Josephine Frankenburgc, Gene
vieve Paitlson BonnelL
Sixth row. len to right Margaret
McGee, Harriett Bottorff. -Bessie
Richardson, Elizabeth Hawkins,
Vivian Pomeroy, Mary Goggin.
Dema Fleck.
Credit Is due the International
Engraving Co. for the rapidity with
which they completed these pictures
for the Herald.
00D1TIE
"Don't Drink," Says
Boy- Steals R. R. Engine
-
Dies By Gas, Pays For it
IJEVJAMIN GOODMAN. CHARGED
Ttith fcaTinK kle4 a police zaatrun
it fa en ahe responded to his ai!. for
a housekeeper, its sentenced to re
turn to bis home la Alaska hy magis
trate Aolan.
JOHN T. rURCEIal. CAUGHT TWO
thleveH by aeattertnK flour on the
floor of his wtore In I'hllllpsborc. A
X., aad then followed their trail.
THE 1VII.Ii OF TV'ILUAjI G. 3IAPES.
Tvhlch leares g24,la to hi daughter
and two sons, warm the ben ef I claries
to abstain from Intoxicating drinks
and Kumbllni;.
rOLICKJIVN SI'IKS. 1V2IO 1VAS
called irhen Miss 3Iary Lamb Trent
suddenly insane at her home played
MeadelMftohn SprIng Sonjc until
an ambulance arrived from Bell erne
hospital. The girl iTas quiet irhllr
Splea played, but as soon as he
stopped she became rlolent.
GEORGE HETZBL, SEVK.NTEB.V, OF j
aiwwuru, .v. ,., urvppcu A nwim iaio
a ran to aee If it contained powder.
He may lose his sight.
JIILTO.V PniLLlrS,, TUX, WHO FIRST
atole a Jocomotlve and then a horse
and waavn. will be sent to a reform,
atory at hi father's request.
MRS. ELIZABETH I1KCK. A WIDOW,
who arum fonnd asphyxiated In Hast
Orange, X. J left her landlady l
to pay for the gas ahe used to kill
beraelf.
DEO cur IS
DISEASE S1EPT
Mexico City, Mex., April S7 (by maiL)
An epidemic of black smallpox has
been raging In this city for a fort- I
night. As all railway communication I
has been stopped for some time, the I
supply of vaccine is running low and
the military authorities are greatly
worried.
Recently the provisional president
had occasion to issue a decree com
manding all priests to refuse baptism
to infants until they had been vaccin
ated. All street railway employes, let
ter carriers and other government em
ployes have been compelled to submit
to vaccination.
BOXD OF SAM SCOTT IS
S00 IX SHOOTIXG CASH
The bond of Sam Scott, a Santa Fe
watchman, charged with the murder of
Juan Velasquez, was fixed at SSM in
habeas corpus proceedings held be
fore judge Dan M. Jackson In the 14th
district court Firday morning.
Velasquez was shot on the night of
April 15 in the Santa Fe yards. ' The
shooting is said to have been acci
dental. Scott having fired tn'o the air
to frighten a number of Mexicans who
were taking coal from some cars.
PROPOSE TO DISSOLVE TUB
.UULG.ULITBD COPPER CO.
New Tork, May 7. A dissolution of
the Amalgamated Copper company U
proposed in a circular from the nresi-
dent, Tona D. Ryan, stating that the I
Amalgamated has become merely a
holding company of the Anaconda Cop
per Mining company. It is proposed to
distribute the assets of the Amalgamated.
SUES BATTLE
DID YPRES
London. Eng- May ". The ba tie to
decide the mastery of Hill No. SO and
the desolated country around Tpres
has not yet reached Its final stages, nor
have the Russians shown signs of ac
cepting the G si una claim that a crush
in dCfeat ha oeea inflicted upon tlrem
in western Oaltcla
That the Russians nave been pushed
back many miles, first across the Xta
najee, and now across the WtsloJca
river, which roughly parallels the Iru
najec IS miles to the eastward, the
Germans and Austrians Insist, but the
allied reports claim different results.
At any rate, the argument is being
made by British observers that the Rus
sians should have no trouble in hold
ing their line on the river San, In east
ern Gallcia. especially as their flank
would then be covered by PrzemysL
The fighting In Flanders finds the
Germans still making use of asphyxi
ating gases and there is a noticeable
current running through the British
press which insists that the allies
should adopt counter measures at once.
It is being related that when one side
departs from the rules of civilized war
fare, it is right for the other to do the
same.
Allies Lose Guns.
The German headquarters staff at
Berlin today gave out the following
statement:
"In the western theater:
"All attempts of the English at Tpres
to wrest away from us hill No. , 60,
which, since April 17, has formed the
focus of fighting, failed. We gained
further territory in the direction of
Tpres. During the battles there yes
terday the enemy lost seven machine
guns, one mine thrower and' a large
number of rifles with ammunition."
German Attack Falls.
The French war office at Paris this
afternoon gave out the following state
ment on the progress of hostilities:
"The Germans, delivered an attack
yesterday at the close of the day at
Bagatelle. In the Argonne. It resulted
in a complete failure.
"On the remainder of the front, par
ticularly to the north of Tpres and in
the region of Vauquois. there have been
violent artillery engagement-."
U. S. ANSWERS PROTEST
ABOUT GERMAN STEAMER
Washington, D. C May T. The state
department has repli d to the German
ambassador's complaint that the Ger
man steamer Odenwald was "attacked
when she attempted to leave San Juan.
Porto Rico, without clearance papers.
The reply was not made public but
it is understood to be confined almost
entirely to reports of the military and
port authorities, telling now tae ooen
wald was warned not to leave port and
when she did start out was brought to
by two blank shots and finally a third
shot across her bow.
MANY GERMANS ARE NOW
LEAVING ITALY FOR HOME
Rome, Italy. May 7. German teach
ers, newspaper correspondents and a
number of families have ' left here for
home, evidently expecting a brack -tween
Italy and the Teutonic allie&
Germany and Austria. Upon receipt of
a dispatch from Berlin Wednesday, the
German school in this city was sud
denly closed.
CHANCELOR DROPS PLANS
FOR TAXING LIQUOR TRAFFIC
London, Eng, May 7. An agreement
has been reached between chancellor of
the exchequer Lloyd-George and repre
se itatives of the liquor trade In the
matter of the proposed taxes on beer
aud spirits.
The statement Is made that the chan
cellor Las agreed to drop all the new
taxes la the form .originally proposed
by him.
AIRMEN DROP BOMBS
UPON CONSTANTINOPLE
Paris. France, May 7. The first at
tack of the war on Constantinople is
reported in an unofficial report from
Athens. It is said the Russian aviators
flew over the t lty, dropping several
bombs which are believed to have
caused extenie damage.
Passengers At Pier Received
Messages Informing Them
Of Their Danger. ,.
many onboard'
reported Saved
Ships Hasten With Assist
ance; Two Other Boats
Also Torpedoed.
LOXDOX, Bib, May" 7, A dis
patch from Liverpool to the
Exchange Telegraph company
says It is not known how many of
the Lusltanla's passengers were
saved when it was sank by a Ger
man torpeao today otf Old Head,
KlnsOIr, Ireland.
Marine men pointed out that la
their opinion the Luxltaala eoold
not be sunk by a single torpedo.
The admiral commanding the
naval station at Queenatawn im
mediately dispatched to the Lual
tanla the tc Warrior, Stormeocfc
and Julia, with five trawlers and a
lifeboat. At 3lS this afternoon.
news was received that the Lnal
taala Aad all her Hfeboats over her
aides efore ahe sank. It la np
poed the IHeboata were filled: and
launched.
Three hundred survivors were
landed this afternoon at Cloaa
kHty, according to a dispatch from
Cork, Ireland.
Several vessels, presumably filled
with ssrvlvora were also seen about
lo miles off shore, making for the
coast.
N"
HW TORK. May 7. The Cunard
liner Lusitania, one of the
greatest and finest ships afloat.
, was torpedoed early this morning off
I the coast of Ireland, near Klnsale. and
sank, according to reports to the com
pany's offices from a variety of sources
in England and Ireland.
Of the 1231 passengers aboard, it is
reported all were saved. A peculiar
feature is that before the Lusitania
sailed from New Tork for Liverpool, a
warning was given out by the German
embassy against ships entering the
waters around the British i'es, and
many of the Lusitan'a's passengers at
the piers received messages advising
them of their danger.
Sank Quickly, Says Embassy,
Ambassador Page, at London, cabled
a report that the Lusitania sank within
j 30 minutes after being torpedoed. An
at 2 oclock this morninst and sank more
than 13 hours later.
Assistance Is Sent.
A dispatch from Lohdem set forth.
that assistance was sent to her.
The cablegram was preceded by the
following message:
"Liverpool. Eng.. May 7. Lands End
wireless reports distress calls made by
Lositania aa follows: "Come at once.
Big Hat. Position ten miles west Kin
sale.' A third cable dispatch read as
follows:
Queenstown, May 7. 'All available
craft in harbor dispatched to assise' "
Lnaltanla Reported Beached,
The Dow and Jones company ticker
service, in a report from London, de
clares the Lusitania . was beached and
passengers and crew, according to
Lloyd's, were saved.
Klnsale is a seaport of Ireland. 12
miles southwest of Cork. It lies near
the entrance of St. George's channel,
between Ireland and England, through
which trans-Atlantic vessels pass on
their way to Liverpool.
Germany's Warning.
When the Lusitania sailed she had
aboard 1351 passengers. Some nervous
ness bad been caused because of the
publication in the morning papers of
Saturday of an advertisement warn
ing intending travelers that a state of
war existed Between Germany and
Great Britain -nd her allies: that the
zone of war. Included the waters adja
cent tcthe British isles; that in accord
ance with notice given by the German
government, vessels flyii.g the flag of
Great Britain were liable to destruc
tion in those waters and that travelers
sailing In the war zone on ships of
Great Britain or her allies did so at
their own risk. The advertisement was
signed "Imperial German Embassy."
Passengers Get Messages.
This warning apparently did not
cause many cancelations, for the ship
sailed with a very full passenger list.
Just before the steamer's departure a
number of the passengers received tel
egrams at the pier, signed by names
unknown to them and presumed to be
fictitious, advising them not to sail as
the liner was to be torpedoed y sub
marines. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
was one of the passengers who received
such a message. He destroyed it with
out comment
Laugh at Warning.
Charles T. Bowering. head of the firm
of Bowering brothers, and president
of the St. George's society, was one of
the passengers who before sailing on
the Lusitania, characterised the Ger
man warning as a silly performance
and below the dignity of a diplomatic
(CoQtlnaed on face Z. CaL 3).
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