LONDON, April 1---When word came to-day from Rome that Herbert L. Satterlee
was attempting to have the White Star liner Olympic held up to-morrow at
Cherbourg to carry J. Pierpont Morgan's body to New York, the officials of
the line here said that it was hardly likely that the boat would be held.
Aside from the fact that the Olympic has big mail contracts, which any delay
would jeopardize, the owners said that the boat probably would not be held
in deference to the superstitions of the passengers.
The Olympic, made over and fitted with water-tight compartments at great
cost, will make her first trip to-morrow, leaving Southampton for New York
via Cherbourg. At Southampton it was said that nothing was known regarding
the vessel being held for Morgan's body.
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