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PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1015.
PBIOB OiOJ CENT
CamioBT, 1815, bi tnnPciuo Lteon Coumnt.
LUSITANIA DEATH TOLL 1346;
ONE OF THE DEATH-DEALING INSTRUMENTS THAT CARRIED PROUD LINER TO
pilionaire Lost Life When
Lusitania Was Torpe
doed Hope for Theatri
cal Magnate, Klein and
Ktv. nt ifadnlfo fpnort eoneernlnir the
if. rJ... -7t . -A..n visvi nf 1t..Ai-nnt1nnn1
arepatitlon who sailed on the Lusitania
8H "received today In a special cable
$4!sptch from London. sayins the cabin
Sit'ejird of the liner had declared that
sittrtd Gwynna VanderbUt had cone down
Iirith the ship. The American consul at
lUverppol also said that Mr. Vandcrbllt
ii among; the dead.
In Tift II. r rt nnm.v nf mirvlvorfl re-
IHlVei at the Cunard Lino offices have
Concluded on Page Four. Column One
SX matter of first consideration In any
Ijltettcr at sea la the attendant weather
IWfidltlons. Thus, avaii In thn mnnerA ea-
W dispatches that gave the first Inkling
itne disaster to tha Lusitania, yester-
ryccm was found to say: "The weath
gTatwtwri. how, where and why are
mjr me nrsr. mougni in Bucn n.
wtropne as the present one. nui
tha flrt AatnKllah nf ftWi nt tnnrA
IDSF Ytnna HiimmJ . .1... Ibh ft a
gWsr ocean, of all things most sub-
EJ1"1' o weatner influence, the conol
Ej "ie time play a tremendous part.
si-rv nsauiiu- i cear.T
Kg8 number 200 or 2000, who may not
ireaior tnat It'was so,
Ttt PMladelDhla and vMnitm rtn-
KUV flr and slightly cooler tonight
M Buniqy; ioderat westerly winds.
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LOST; GERMANY JUBILANT
ON LATE LISTS
New ReportsAdd Sev
eral Names to Those
Revised Figures From Official
Sources Show Loss of Life
Difficult and Many Names
Garbled in Transmission.
NEW YOnK, May 8. The following re
vised list of survivors of the Lusltanta
was compiled from official bulletins given
out at the Cunard offices, both here
and In London, from cablegrams from
Qucenstown and from State Department
advices from the American Consul at
D. A. THOMAS, Cardiff, Wales.
D. L. LEHMANN.
O H. HAMMOND, New York
CHARLES T. JEFFERY, Chicago.
J. H, BROOKS, New York.
O. G. MOSLEY, New York.
F. J. PERRY, Buffalo. ;
JULIAN D'AILIA. Cuban Consul-General
' P, J, YOUNO, Montreal. '
A. B. ACROSS.
R. W. CARINS.
II. M. DALY.
N. M. RATCLIFF, New York. '
MRS M. B. ,LABB
J. H. CHARLES, Toronto.
DORIS CHARLES, Toronto.
VIRGINIA' LONEY, New York.-
R. J. TIMMIS, New York.
JAMES BAKER, England.
MRS. JAMES ADAMS.
A. R. ROBERT CLARKE.
C. F, BTURDY. Montreal.
A. T. MATTHEWS. Montreal.
JOHN W. McCONNELL, Memphis,
MRS. CHARLES PADLEY. Liverpool.
LADY MaoWORTH. Cardiff. Wales.
MRS. N, B. LASSETTER, Sydney,
MASTER FRED LASSETTBrt. Sydney,
C. B. LEROYD.
DR. HOWARD FISHER. New Yortc.
HAROLD BOULTPN", JR., London,
F. O. LEWIS.
C. P. BERNARD,
Concluded on Fate Three, Column One
UFEB0AT FIIiLED WITH
Lusitania Survivor Says Small Craft
Turned Over 'When Lowered.
QUEENSTOWN. May .
That at least one of the Lusitanla's
boats loaded with women and children
capsized after It had been, launched was
stated hew today by Bertrand Jenkins, of
New York. He said that he had helped
two women. Into the boat, one of them
belnr Miss Bramwell, an opera singer,
of' New York, The boaj turned over
after striking the water and only a few
of thosa on board were rescued by an
'''. .. , ' ,..,.
sd today's laterUj rtifle on
vru FalUeW ea p vu.
ONLY TWO OF 30 FROM
THIS CITY ON BIG LINER
Names of SamuelM. Knox,
Shipbuilder, and Dean
Hodges in the List of
Saved Fate of Twenty
eight Still in Doubt.
The names of only two of the 30 Phlla
delphlans on board the Lusitania ap
peared In the lists of survivors received
in this city today. They are those of
Samuel M. Knox, president of the New
York Shipbuilding Company, of Camden,
and Dean Winston Hodges, the 5-year-old
son of William S Hodges, agent for the
Baldwin Locomotive Works, who sailed
with his wife and two children.
A former Philadelphlan, Mrs. S. L. B
Lines, of Toronto, was nmong the sur
vivors. A cablegram was received at the
home of Mrs Lines' parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank W. Lamping, of Ridley Park,
this morning, from Mr and Mrs. Lines
in Queenstown. Mrs. Lines was formerly
Miss Ethel Lamping. Tho cablegram
"Ethel and I arrived safe. Thank
A second cablegram arrived later from
Mrs. Lines, saying "Both safe and well."
Mrs. Lines, before her marriage, was
a teacher at the William Penn High
School for Girls in this city. Mr. Lines
Is a representative of the Chamberlain
& Hookhan Meter Company, Ltd., of
Mr. Lines married Miss Lamping at
Ridley Park a year ago. The couple
booked passage nearly a month In
advance of tho sailing of the Lusitania.
Mr. Lines was forcec? to return to Eng
land on business and took his wife with
him. Mr. Lamping, her father, is an in
surance broker in Philadelphia.
After a sleepless night. Epent In the
vain quest of news of the fate of tho
Phlladelphlans on the big liner, hun
dreds of their relatives and friendB be
sieged the newspaper offices and the office
of the Cunard Line at 13th and Walnut
streetB today for the latest dispatches.
Against the lire of every person on
board there stood the two chances to one
that he or she was among the lost.
Tortured by the hope that their own
were among the spared, men and women
stood at the desks of newspaper business
offices, wandered ojt on the street to
watch the bulletin boards, only to re
turn again to renew their Inquiries; while
others sat at phones In their homes, send
ing In several times an hour their ap
peals for news, or, if not news, at least
Concluded on Fare Tiro, Column One
RUMORED BLOWING UP
OF NEW YORK SCOUTED
American Line Officials Declare
Report of Destruction of
Liner Lacks Foundation,
NEW YORK, May 8.
American Line officials this afternoon
scouted a rumor which they admitted
was In circulation locally that the steam
eWp New York, of their .line, due In
Liverpool tomorrow, had been torpedoed.
The Hue officials declared they had had
absolutely no word from their London of
fice and were not worried by the rumor,
which they attributed to nervousness In
cidental to the Lusitania disaster.
The Philadelphia, of the Amerloan Line,
passed out of tho Narrows shortly
David Lindsay, of the American Line,
was emphatic in his declaration that the
company bad not receld a line from
any point which, would substantiate the
rumor In even the slightest degree. He
said that at the present time the New
York was not yet within the Irish, Sea
He said h! line received telephone In
quiries regarding rumors, naming vlr
tually every ship In the International
Mercantile Marine Lines, many of which
were manifestly absurd, since the eb'ps
they concern were either tied up at
raeU-iV or In mld-oeaan.
" '" wui.
Berlin Newspapers, in Colossal Type,
Proclaim Tragedy Master Stroke of
Policy Bryan Calls for Statement
From Imperial Government Britain
Appalled at Disaster.
High-power Torpedoes of Specially Deadly
Type Hurled at Liner Two Lethal Missiles
Pierced Ship's Double Skin and Explosion
Tore Out Vitals Vessel Heeled Over, Ren
dering Lifeboats on Side Attacked Useless.
While England and America are grief-stricken at the tragedy of tho
torpedoed Lusitania, all Germany is rejoicing at a master stroke of the Yon
Tirpltz policy of extermination of Britain on the seas.
According to a Copenhagen dispatch the Berlin newspapers today pro
claim in headlines of colossal type the torpedoing of tho Lusitania and declare
that Germany has registered a new triumph for her naval policy.
The editorial comment generally declares that England received what
The Cunard Line this afternoon announced that the total casualties in tho
loss of the Lusitania were 134 6, according to the latest figures available.
Tho figures mode public are as follows:
Total number carried, 204 0.
Total passengers on board, 1 1 91X.
Crew on board, 8 50.
Number of dead landed, 4 6.
Number of fatalities feared, 1 8 4-fl.
Of the 188 Americans listed as passengers on the Lusitania, 132 are
believed to have drowned or been killed by the explosion that shattered tho
Virtually all the prominent Americans who sailed on tho Lusitania were
still unaccounted for when the company issued its statement, and it was
feared that Alfred G. Vnnderbilt, 'Charles Frohman, Elbert Hubbard and
Charles Klein had perished.
Tho Admiralty announced this afternoon that 4 5 additional survivors
from the Lusitania had been landed at Qucenstown from a drifter. Six
hundred and fifty-eight had been previously reported.. This brings tho
number of known rescued up to 703, according to Admiralty figures.
Forty-five bodies have been landed at Queenstown, according to tho
Admiralty, which bases its statistics on an earlier report that tho Lusitania
had 2160, instead of 204 0, souls on board.
The latest Admiralty report states it has abandoned hope that any of
the 14 67 passengers and sailors still missing have been rescued.
Secretary Bryan has forwarded to Ambassador Gerard a request for a
statement from the commander of the submarine.
LONDON. May 8.
Known survivors of the Lusitania now
total 703, according: to the Admiralty.
The mlsslns number Is set at H57,
and It Is feared that the final death llBt
of the plant liner, torpedoed by a Ger
man submarine off the south coast of
Ireland yesterday afternoon, will be In
the neighborhood of that number. The
Cunard Company's figures are 1316 casu
alties. The Admiralty Issued an announce
ment this morning saying that only 6M
persons were known to have been res
cued. Seven hours later it Issued an
other statement saying that 45 more
survivors had reached QueenBtown. The
additional rescues were made by a
Reports as to tha number of Amer
leans who perished are conflicting-, rang
ing from 0 to 141. Alfred O. Vander
bUt, Charles Krohroan, Charles Klein
and Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Hubbard have
been given up for dead. The latest esti
mation of American dead Is U2.
AnUcIpatlng that Germany will claim
that the Lusitania was technically a
warship, the Admiralty Issued a state
ment denying1 that tha liner was armed.
The following dispatch from the United
State Consulate at Queenstown was re
ceived at the American Embassy at 1:15
o'clock this afternoon.
"Captain Turner saved. T?tal num
ber survivors at Queenstown 3 a, m
today 631. About 63 corpses, landed,
mostly unidentified, A doien of them
may, be American,"
Many passengers were badly Injured
whta the. luw was tosrpidoed and many
of these died In the hospitals after being
brought ashore Others, rendered help
less by their wounds, quickly drowned
when the ship went down and they were
thrown Into the water. The Germans are
believed to have used special torpedoes of
extra high power against the Lusitania.
The missiles pierced the double skin of
the great liner, tearing out the ship's
vitals. The liner heeled over with such
suddenness that the lifeboats on the side
where the torpedoes had entered could
not be launched. This was another factor
that entered Into the heavy loss of human
All the hospitals In Queenstown were
Concluded on Pogo Two, Column Five
The Kensingtonian Says:
ifort Delaney U now in tha soap busi
ness and says he will clean up for Ken
slngton. LOST AND FOUND
LOST On Friday, a badge of tho yiro Insur
ance Patrol. It contains tho word surgeon
and tho nm of Dr J. Chaimors D Coat.
It tho finder wtll roturn tbU badge to Dr.
Da Cota. at M3 Walnut L, no will re
ceive a reward.
L08T Betwtn Broad and Glrard avo. and
nth. and Thompson, gold watch and fob with
monogram Q A. M . Howard If returned to
O. A Mtluner. 163$ Thmpon it.
LOST Tuesday. May i. la Lit Bros.' our,
pocketbook containing small clungo and
valuable notary .beads, If found return to
U ill Ledger Office,
LOST Watch charm, oil shapo, in centre o(
town. Seward Heturn to J w , 7g gstoeam.
OtW oteMUeti ,oj1 on fag H s4 17.
WASHINGTON MOB TEARS DOWN GERMAN CONSULATE FLAG
NEW VOllK, May 8. A minor Is in circulation hero thnt a
mob tn Washington has torn down the Kaiser's flag1 finm the Oer
.i .in UmtMBsy.
STEAMSHIP NEW YORK SAFE
LIVERPOOL, May 8. The American liner New York has not
lipen torpuitocd, as tumoicd in Now Yoil; today. Sho wns reported
oft' Liveinool today and will dock tomorrow. Sho probably passed
through the waters where tho Lusitania wns sunk.
CHARLES FROHMAN'S BODY FOUND
IiIVXREOOL, May. 8, Chares rrohniau,s body has been .found.
BRITISH WARSHIPS 'AT SCENE' OF TRAGEDY
QtJEnNSTOWN, Mny 8. There were n number of Urltish war
ships near the Bcenf of .the destruction of the Imsltmiln. Sailors on
tome of tho British destroyera heard the explosions: However, the
wai ships were unable to get any trace of the submarine and not a
shot wno filed at it.
PASSENGERS' SHIELD FOR WAR CARGO-DERNBURG
CLEVELAND, May 8. England cniried American passengers
on tho Lusitania na shields for an immense cargo of British muni
tions of war. That chargo was made in Cleveland today by Dr.
Bernard Dernburg, unofficial spokesman for tho Kaiser in tho
LINER'S BOILERS BLEW UP, COAST GUARDS DECLARE
nTJEENTOWN, Ireland, May 8. Coast guards who witnessed
the destruction of the Lusitania from shore declarred that the first
torrpedo had evidently caused the great liner's boilers to blow up.
They said that great volumes of
completely hiding the ship.
132 AMERICANS REPORTED LOST
WASHINGTON,' May 8. The State Department at 1:45 o'clock
this afternoon nnnounced that 132 Americans are thought to have,
perished on tho Lusitania.
LUSITANIA SURVIVORS PENNILESS, IS BELIEF
NEW YOBK, May 8. That the plight of the saved passengers
from the Lusitania is serious wns indicated by cables received, here
today. All arc virtually penniless, as most of them had turned their
valuables over to tho jiurber of the liner. Most of thorn took off a
Eieat patt of their clothes before they buckled on their lifo belts.
Tho situation was emphasized by J. P. King, a first-cabin refugee.
Cabling to his employer, Henry C. Brokaw, a wealthy woofen mer
chant,, he said:
"Saved; everything lost; no money."
25 CANCEL PASSAGE ON LINER PHILADELPHIA
NEW YOBJC, May. 8. About 25 persons, booked to sail on the
American liner Philadelphia, today canceled their passage because
of the disaster to the-Lusitania, according to officials, of the line,
The Philadelphia -took, aboaid about 400 passeugors before sailing,
time. S "
YOUNG "WIFE JUMPS "INTO HIVER
A young wife who quarreled with her husband becauso lift would not
ten her whera he was going: "all dressed up," tried to Jump Into the, Dela
ware River at Pier 8 as tha clock in City Hall tower was Btrlklnsr midnight.
Reserve Policeman Burke prevented her. The woman, who Is Mrs. Bessie)
Clark, 22 years old, of 13 North 3d street, was dlnmlssed by Magistrate. Car
son today after she said she would not repeat the attempt.
"SAFE," CABLES MILLIONAIRE AUTOMAKER
KENOSHA, Wis., May 8. "Am safe. Was In the water three hours."
That was the cablegram received at 9:30 o'clock this morning from Cv tt
Jaffery, millionaire automobile manufacturer, a passenger on the Lusitania.
RICH SUFFRAGIST AMONG LUSITANIA SURVIVORS
NEW YORK May 8. Miss TJieodate Pope, the rich Connecticut suffragist
and architect, w saved from the Lusltanta. Her mother, Mrs. Alfred Pope,
received a cablegram from Miss Pope today announcing her rescue.
ASQUITH WILL BE QUESTIONED ABOUT SEA TRAGEDY
LONDON, May 8.-rLord Charles Beresford announced today that h?
will question Premier Asqulth in the House of Commons on Jhe sinking of
tha Lusitania, It la -understood that he "will ask why aij scort of, de
stroyers was not provided for the liner.
GERMAN EMBASSY AGAIN WARNS .'
AGAINST SAILING 'FOR EUROPB
NpW yORS, ifev 8,rThe Qermon $jrt&w! again totfiyrtfJHfHjftJ it J
advertisement in tha Jfew Torfc papers warning American that tfovtfl tftwatd 1
Great Britain and, France is dangerous and that alt persons ink tig 4ftfH
on ships flying the flag of Great Brftaii and her Mlies da so et tft'-t m
This advertisement appeared originally a week ago, Jt fc.tar tiur i - r '
tania sailed- Following yesterday? sailing of th TraR.faw: Hi ' '
expressed, that submarine way oe in waiting fmit a tisf'sii r ,,
smoke and steam shot skyward,