Arrival of Adriatic Inaugurates the New White Star Service
SOUTHAMPTON, May 30---The City of Southampton was in holiday attire
to-day in honor of the arrival here of the White Star liner Adriatic,
from New York May 22, which inaugurated the new White Star service
between Southampton and New York.
Business and private houses were profusely decorated with bunting, and
the Mayor and Corporation, the officials of the Harbor Board, and other
prominent persons went out on a special tender to meet the Adriatic off
Cowes, Isle of Wight.
The Adriatic arrived at 7:45 P. M. and received a great ovation.
Excursion steamers were crowded and there was a great assemblage of the
populace on shore. Guns and rockets announced the coming in of the
[Note: Although not stated in this article, Adriatic's commander was E.J. Smith.]