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Sinking of The Lusitania
Was Planned Weeks Ahead of The Disaster New For the Same Reason THAT The Rolling Stone Gathers no Moss A Restless Dollar Accumulates No Interest! The Thing to Do Is to SAVE a Few, Having the Rainy Day in View! Open an Account with us today. Wa will pay you 4 per cent. Interest on your savings and in sure your deposits IIpeopies STATE Bfilf jl - LAKELAND FLA. - j Laundry Work That Excels Let us do your Table Linen Sheets, Pillow Cases, Etc. S at isf action Guaranteed Lakeland Steam Laundry PHONE 130 R. W. WEAVER, Prop. The cipher message which prove1 that Berlin directed the sinking of Hie Lusitania is made public for the I'irsl time in the World's Work mag azine, published today. John R. Ra thom, editor of the Providence Jour nal, which exposed numerous Ger man pits in this cuntry during the last three years, in an article giving in detail the methods he used to un. earth the work of the German agents, quotes this message from his flies, and explains how it was de cided. The message, in cipher, reads as follows: From Berlin Foreign Office. To Botschaft. Washington (C (44-W) Welt nineteen-f.fteen warne 175 29 1 stop 175 1 2 stop riurch 622 2 4 stop 19 7 IS stop I.1X 11 3 4 5 6. This cipher message came through from Nauen, Germany, to Sayville, Long Island, at 2 o'clock on the noring of April 29, 1915, and was caught by the operator at a wireless station maintained by the Provi dence Journal. It was especially in teresting because it followed none of the codes which they had pre. viously observed. It was evidently importanj, hecause four attempts were made to put it through before the German station succeeded in ov ercoming the unfavorable static con- d'tions which prevailed that morn ing. Every attempt to decipher it failed, until somebody with a line on the internal activites of the Ger man Embassy remembered that dur ing that morning Prince HatzfoMt. c? the Embassy staff, had been look. ing for a New York World "Alma nac." The first two words of the message. "Welt (German for World') 1915," supplied the clue. Follow the other numbers in the message as representing page, line, wuru in e world "Almanac" 19 15' the Journal men decoded the message a3 follows: "Warn Lusi tania passenger (s) through press ntt voyage across the Atlantic." Twn davs later the German Embassy printed the now historic advertise ment in the New York papers warn ing travelers not to cross the At- latic, and a week later, on May th the Lusitania was sunk by a Ger. roan submarine. A dramatic touch of suggestion of death in the message lies in the fact that the word NOT in it is taken from the first sentence of an obitu' ary of the late Joseph Pulitzer, for mer owner of the World, which pub lishes the "Almanic." And another grim bit of irony in it is that the !aat four words were taken from an advertisement of a well-known ma rine motor headed "The Seal ot Safety at Sea." Two words of the message are spelled out in German. They are warne," which in English is "warn;" and "durch," which means "through." The word "Botschaft" i3 German for "Embassy." The German 'ambassador iuimedi. ately after the sinking of the -Lusi- iania, aeciareu mat tne advertise ment he had published in the New York papers was inserted on his own responsibility and had no par ticular reference to the Lusitania. As printed, this advertisement men tioned no ship by name. But tha cipher message now reveals the fact that he deliberately Jied, and that Berlin directed the whole tragedy. Incidentally, Mr. Rathom's article adds that on the evening after the Lusitania was sunk, who friends of Von Bernstorff declared that he was overwhelmed with grief and seclud ed in his rooms in a New York ho. lei, he was in reality giving a dinner in the apartments of a frien'd in ,Ntw (York find there 'toasted 'the commander of the U-boat which sunk the liner. 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The article in question is from" the pen of Charles Pierce: "Ye Weather of ye Olden Time," originally pub lished in 1847. His observations were briefly as follows: January, 1790; average temnera- ture 44 degrees. Mildest January on record . January, 1703; medium tempera lure 40 degrees. January. 1797; medium tempera ture 8 degrees. January, 1802; medium temnern- ture 38 degrees. January. 1821; medium temnern. lure 25 degrees. Nine mornings mer cury below zero. January, 1840; medium temnern- ture 24 degrees. Cold Weather The winter of 1783 was long and severe. The Delaware was closed from November 28 to March 18. The winter of 1782 was very cold. the Delaware freezing over in one night. The winter of 1780 was intensely cold. The Delaware was frozen from two to three feet. Long Island Sound and the Chesapeake were so com. pletely ico bound as to he nnnhia with horses and sleighs- Winter of 1779, mild. Winter of 1772, Delaware witn ice for three months. The winter 'of 1765 was intense com. un D'ebruarr io a nrfei v m uiric was roasted on the Delaware. Snow tlhree (feet deep winter 1764. Winter of 1742 so cold one could anve on the ice with horse and sleigh through Long Island Sound io t-ape urn. Pierce concludes his report as fol lows: corded by a New England writer as ine 14th December. 1708 being the coldest day ever known there up to that time." ut he fr to say how cold it was! At this time tnermometers had been in use 88 years. They were invented in 1620. ine winter of 1697 was intm,oa ly cold. Boston harbor was frozen as iar aown as Nantucket. "After this the only record wo rnn find respecting the weath ica is "on the 11th of December, 1G81 the Delaware river froze over in one night. "All tese records go to prove that A.H.T. wW Ci in i ii M Jire growing More Popular Daily We have recently added'four men to our force to handle our constantly increasing business. We now em ploy twenty-six men. 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