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Signals of Surrender Are Ignored
and Desperate Sailor-Row
Vainly Back To Sinking Ves
sels In Effort To Escape Death
Neutral Shipping Is Treated With
. .' No More Mercy Than Enemy
and Norwegian Shipping ; Is
' : Severe Sufferer From Friends
T ONDON, October .21 ( As-
soclated . Press)- Following
the sinking of two , British des
troyers, he Strongbow and Jhe
Mary Rose, which opposed .their
light guns to those of two Ger
man cruisers in a North" Sea fight
on Wednesday last, the German
warships destroyed a fleet of neu
tral merchant vessels with a sav
agery which has now become al
most the accepted methods of the
modern pirates. Before thev. tankl
the British gunners ..managed to
place numerous hits against their
liic antarrnnlota anrf tv l.c.
they had rcceircdV from their
iny antagonists appear to have
riven the German commander
of the two cruiser flotilla into" a
fury. , '' ' '
The guns ofthe two cruisers
were turned against the unarmed
crafts and shells were poured in
t-the defenseless vessels. AV'hen
lifeboats were lowered and the
neutral sailors attempted to leave
their ships, these were made the
targets of the German shells. ; In
desperation, the sailors in some
instances, rgiwed . back to ..their
ships and boarded them, makine
signals of surrender and begging
the cruiser gunners" to 'cease fir
ing, but no attention whatever
was paid to these appeals. , ,
Nine neutral ships in all were
sunk, many of the members of
each crew being killed by shell
fire or drowned, the Germans
making no effort whatever to
lower any of their small boats to
pick up any of the men strug
gling in the icy waters. Each of
the three Scandinavian nations
was represented in the destruc
tion and murder, there being five
Norwegian, three Swedish and
one Danish 'vessel' in the fleet,
which was proceeding towards
Norway and were near the Nor
wegian coast. The British des
troyers were guiding the neu
trals through the mine fields.
The report of the murderous
brutality of the German sailor
conies from Christiania, with cor
roboration from Bergen.
Of all the men who left 'port
aboard the nine neutral steamers
only thirty-seven " . urviv',tuV
missacre. These Vcre taken Into
Christiania aboard a Norwegian
destroyer, which had picked the
men up on Saturday morning. At
Bergen yestcrdity there arrived
ten members of the crew of the
destroyer Mary Rose, probably
the only British survivors of the
The Scandinavian survivors tell pf
.Buffering for two days after they had
eeraped from the hail of sheila which
had wiped their shipmates out. In
their small boata they bad suffered from
thimt and cold, having been, permitted
no time to secure anything but the
riot lies they wore. Their lifeboats con-l-tiiied
neither food nor water, while the'
men had, la many instance! been sub
merged as their boats wera shot to
pieces under them and they had to
swim to other lifeboats. The cold, with
their misled clothing, made their. uf
feriug intense.
British Would Not Run
The captain of one of the Norwegian
steamers, the sole survivor of all his
hip's company, aays that the German
r.ruisers rame suddenly out of fog bank
anil were iinou the Merchant flust ,!
its two little defendera without a win-,
uiv nn.iu.nM. mm usiviv oeiween
One Sunk While At Work When
:- . Its Victim Exploded More '.
: v, ;; Tales of Atrocities r
CHR78TIANIA, Oetober 1 fAsso
eiated .Press) The recent losa of Jwo
permae eubmarinee has just become
known here. Part of one have been
found la Kjotvik Boy by Captain Odin
uearg, a runermsn. The other was
blow n up by an explosion on board the
English ship Olive Branch while the
submarine was lying alongside. .
---Captain Birjc announced two weeks
ago that submarine lay on the bottom
eft Kjotvlk, four miles north of Hum
merfost, and two hundred meters from
land. Burg thought it eould be raised,
out tne-Norwegian patrol boata could
Bot find the wreck. Meanwhile.- hew
ever, Berg baa dragged Kjotvik Bay on
his awn account, and hsn fished up
parte ef the ' submarine. ."A private
Company now proposes to send divert
to Kjotvik and salve M. ' ' .
Forty-live men from tho Olive Branch
have arrived at Honaingsvaag. They
stare iaat me amp was loaded with am
munition. The U-boat which attacked
it approached 1 the sinking ship after
tne crew aaa neen removed, when sud
denly there eame an eiplnsion. whinh
wrecked the submarine with the loss
of its whole crew.
' From Hammerfest came detail of
the sufferings of the crew of another
English ship, the Hidalgo. All the
boats except one were destroyed and
two men killed, the remaininst thirty-
Ive men embarked in the remaining
boat, which contained a good supply of
food but 'little water. After 109 hour
at eea, the boat reached land, but thir
teen of the erew had died of exposure.
., Hurvivor of the English steamer
wnite Coat have. reached Falkenberg
- - . m. m ... -"
nay aer . rorty-eignt boors at sea in
terrible weather. Hevea of the twenty
two" are i hospitals as a result of thoir
experience. ' J J
Hurvivors of the Helm a state that the
Hermans took all the food 'from their
life-boat, threw their sail overboard
and smashed their eompase.
Mother and Seven Children. Blown
H To Death As They Slept
; s Peacefully In Home '
LONDON. October 21 (-Associated
Press V-Kight member of one family
were killed by a Hun bomb in the air
assault that the ruthless Teutons .li-
etJ ffainst the' women, fchUJren and
'; nuTOuimq m cngjana late
w.. .-'..I .
murwiay night and early Friday worn
Inir. The nnlhn h k,k - I...
breast, four boys and two "girls, all
sleeping peacefully in their beds at
home wera all W
bomb wee dropped upon their house.
i in lum muu niuagieii oone or all or
them M Crtii nd h.n 4 It rain.
what had been a happy home were ex
plored, yesterday morning.
- v.asuauies resulting Irora the last
Hun air. raid on England; were y ester-
JaT reiHtrtA.! nfttclallv fn nnml,.. , wa..
tv -seven in all and 'miAm k
there were fifty-three injured, some of
mem so rernDiv lorn and shattered or
crushed that thev a-ill Aim . M.nii
of their injuries. "
unce . more . the people of England
are nrntaMtiniv' Iaii.IIv nil Imiiitin
action shall be taken, in kind in re
paration tut the government is loath
to ennv (ierman kiiltii an.l U tnII...l
to continue its policy of launching air
auaras against sucn points, only as
mnv be occuoied bv militarv rnn n.
used for military purposes.
raris reported a uerman air raid nn
Zeppelin waa brought down In flames
. . r .. : 1 1 . .
a iwiiiut.-r, niurs near AiMare auu IWO
others were forced to land.
rVAMIIJiUTOKT. October 21) I A
elated Press) A proclamation issued
toaty Dy president Wood row Wilson
sets aside October 28 an a day of pray
sr -that success may attend the arms
Of the United States in her light for
democracy and lusting peace in the
wnrin. .
he destroyers and the cruisers ooened
at poiatblank . range. The destroyers
uiigui easuy nave avoided battle and
escaped themselves into the enveloping
fog, but they refused to desert their
convoys and gave battle against over
uu'ia. wrore iney sank, car
rying with them the arrester number
of their men, the little British bulldog
had inflicted injuries on their powerful
foes, raining' shells into the eruieri
from their quick-firers.
No Mercy Shown
When the waters had closed over the
last of the destroyers, the eruisara turn
ed their guns upon, the merchantmen,
sinking one after another as their hii
Pr!uJ .', "PeJ allowed them to overtake
the slow freighters, doing' their best to
escape. No time was . allowed the
crews to leave their ships, and no nt
teution was pHid to signals of sur
render. Lifeboats were smashed us
raoldly as the shells eould pick them
No mercy whatever was shown ami
the few survivors owe their lives to the
fact that they were in the slower shins
first overtaken and destroyed. Thev
were left afloat la two or three life
boats while the cruisers swept on in
pursuit of the faster vessels of the
r CroWeis to
Cuba Must Pay
Special War Tax
Additional Ten Cents -.a Sack
.Brings Tax Up To Four Dollars
: a Ton and Is Used As Argu
ment For Securing Better
; Price ' -o. r
HAVANA, October 2t ( Associated
Frees) Further burdens are put upon
the- , snirar iiuliir i. k.
1 , . - j ... w ivia vc
special war tnxes under a decree which
i I .... ..J ... Tl , ....
) i resiaent .Mcnocal yea
terday, i The new tax rate is to eon
tinue during the wsr provided the price
ot sugar in Hsvnna remains awe a
specified figure during that period.
.Under the Heiree f tne rrertdent
there ia to tit assessed a special war
tea, o ran ,IRHr of ten cents e sack
which is termed sn extraordinary and
addition!) tsx foT the purposes of the
war. ,This is to be collected In addition
t the present ordinary tax of ten eents
a aaek on nil centrifugal sugar which
is paid bv the produrrr when it is
sacked and the two tnxes will amount
to M a ton on sugar. The Island Be
public expects to have the largest crop
in Its history, well in excess of three
minion ions so that the sugar industry
will be called upon to pay, it is es
timated, more than 12,000,6oO in taxes
UIMin ita Droduetinn Tl, un...i.i -
. .... ff'Ti.-iai mm
is, to continue so long ns centrifngal
a - , "'K"'r man inree eents
Wnat Better Prices
Hucar : Brrowera la i i...
that the Increase in tsxes at home wai
an added reason why the Liiited fttates
shpuld allow a higher price for Cuban
sugar under its sugnr control plana. It
what is termed "discrimination aiainst
Cuban suirsr. " an.l ii i. .t-. i
the United Htates is to determine a
price for refilled sugar and consequent '
T-Mivu mj op paio i or me
unrefined cane sugar the least that can
be done In return for the Cuban grow
ers meeting that price is to remove the
duty now charired on imonrfarf rK,.
sugar. Where a price is fixed, it- -is
urgeu, mere can remain no need to the
American producers, beet end ane
growere alike, of any protection against
imports from Cuba.
BepreMutatlveo Iaatrncted . .
Instrurtiona to use this argument and
to lav esnecial alraa An , U..
- i - - . .v hi, ik.,r
t home were immediately eabled by
"8" uuiiiws nere to tne delegation in
Washington that U Ukn... i.u il.
International and the United Htate.
Y - - -" - u . U p lr I LDI
price than the one previously named
nirar eommiaairvna rn iMtH.. . a
ur raw nugar ana wnicn has Drought
nbout the so-called boycott of the
American refineries for the small re
naining balance of the present sugsg
Next year's crop has been variously
eatlmated as tkcrwaan thru . : M ; nn
three and a half million tons.
MADISON, Wisconsin, October
21 (Associated ' Press) , Byron
Nelson, son of John Mandt Nelson,
representative in congress ' front '
the third Wisconsin district, was
yesterday Indicted by tne federal
grand jury on charges of having
ought to evade the operations of
tho "elective Draft Iw.
Young Nelson la charged with
having hastily left for Canada last
May In order to avoid registration
as required under the law and with
having remained there until after
tho registration and. tho drawing
of namee under tho law.
Owing to tho prominence of Ms '
family and his father's long
political preferment tho action of
Byron Nelson In leaving tho coun
try while others of loss social
prominence were submitting patri
otically to registration and drajt
has attracted more attention and
caused more indignation than
might otherwise have been expect
ed. Especially among those whoso '.
sons had been drafted and who
have gone to training cams, ho
waa called a slacker and as such he
was subsequently posted.
Representative ' Nelson has done
what he could to save hit son other
than to bring him back for regis
tration within tho time that was al
lowable. Ho personally took tho
case of his son up with General
Orowder and then sought to go
still higher, to tho President him
self. He was told that It was not
a case for administration interfer
ence but a caso for the registration
board to handle. '
When the federal grand jury met
this week , tho onso was presented
to it for consideration and tho in
dictment was one of several handed .
down where other offenses had
been committed to bo returned yes
terday. If young Nelson does not return
voluntarily to face trial It Is the
expectation that Canadian officials
will throw no obstacles In tho way
of extradition.
October 20 (Associated Press) Mem
bers of the Pershing expedition have
subscribed several million dollars to
the second Liberty Loan.
(Tablets). Druggists refund money ii
;t failr to cure. The signature ol
i. W. GUOVK ie on eaiJt box, Man.
alaaured by the PARIS MliDlCINB
CO.,8U Lo-is, U. S. A.
Press Urges Restoration Now of
Tsing-Tao Fears What
Japan May Do
, PEKIS'O, Octobr 21 ( Associated
I'ressThe Chinese pfes is insistent
that Japan, should restore to China
Tsiag-tau, the former Oermnn conces
sion,' and that 'Japan should withdraw
from Bhantnng province, now that
China baa aligned herself with the En
tente in the War. ;''
, The nesvspapers are nUo agitated
over the prospects of J Hps nose muni
tion manufacturers, endeavoring to ea
ter into an agreement with t'hina foe
an amis, and ,loan alliance, the object
of which Is to secure a monopoly on
the. manufacture of ' munitions for
China. , '
The agreements propose eoutrol of
two arsenals anil the installation of
Japanese military . advisers. The
scheme ie bitterly denoum eil by the
press. , ' '. ''.-;.' '
Japan's claims upon Khantung Prov
ince, and especially upon Tsing-tau, rest
upon the Japanese conquest of the
territory when, it ' waa wrested away
from Germany in 1914.' .Inpao claim
ed to sueeeed - to Germany 's treaty
rights by right of conquest. But the
Chinese newspapers say those treaty
rights ceased to exist when China de
clared war npon (iermsny and t hut title
to Tsing tao now vests .in China.
Kecent statements by Japanese states
men and Japanese newspapers are re
garded by Chinese as Indicating thai
they consider Tsing-tau Japsnese terri
tory and urging that it be tnken over
immediately have caused much uneaai
nesa In China. .
Before Chisa'e declaration of war
against Germany there wan a marked
disinclination . to . discuss the subject
niblicly., Chinese spoke in whispers of
Teuig-tau and preferred to let the mat
tcr rest, hoping that something would
turn ' up to relieve the situation. But
now since war has been declared upor
Germany,' sor China's rights are more
clearly defined, the press has been em
boldened, and there is an insistent de
mand that the Chinese republic be per
mitted to take Over the territory it had
leased to Germany in Shantung prov
ince. '-,'
' Japan's pledge to restore Tsing-tau
to China is stated in a-note sent by the
Japanese minister, Kki0Uioki, to thi
Chinese foreign office oijj May 1915
It says:' . . ( J
"When, after the termination of thr
present war, the , leased .territory o)
Klaochow Bay is completely left to
the free disposal of JapP the Japaa
ese government will 'teifiA-e' the said,
leased territory tfi ChinoJiJnder the fol
lowing conditions:
"1. The whole qf Kisiyhow Bay tc
e opened as a, coidme iay pori..'
- -rmaMMioB; JmleV-'tberextia-
live jiir'sidiction of Japaa to be es
nblishbd at a place designated by the
Inpuiiese government. H
"3, If the foreign powers desire it,
in ntornntional concession may be es
tablished.' ' I-' ; -
hiace Chics has become a fellow bel
ligerent, the Chinese press insists that
lapnn cannot qualify its earlier pledge
inl xlu-uld show good, faith by an im
mediate transfer of Tsing-tau. r .
Premier Will Investigate Danger
Which Mav Thro9tn Petpit.
van aaaatj S S waa,Vsf. VU V
grad From Hun Advances
NKW YORK, October tl (Assu
oiated Prees) I'reinter Kerensy' lefl
last evening for the Russian Northern
front in an effort to strengthen the re
distance of the Sluv foroea and at thr
lame time to learn at first hand just
low critieul thi situation may be and
how scriutixh' I lie Teuton successes are
menacing the Ituitsian capital.,'
In a stHtenient issued by the Bussian
vlmiriilty nt I'etrograd explauation is
liven for tin' HpHrent lack of aggres
dveness on tlie part of the Bussian
aavy aud in the Gulf of Biga and sur
rounding wutera of the Baltic. Count
Kapuist iHttucil a statement in, whieh Be
declared tliut the Buasian Baltic fleet
eould not fuce tho German fleet at the
point of attack without abandoning its
defense of the Gulf of Finland. ..
In Wednesday's lighting, I'etrograd
reports, a German torpedo boat struck
a mine and whs sunk.
; Artillery engiigements alone were re
ported from the British , and Krencb
headquarter yesterday. No infantry
attacks or even minor raids were un
dertaken. The Germans- shelled the
newly acquired French positions in the
Aisno sectur lint these the French cou
tinued to occupy,
- Artillery duelling continues on the
Italian-AuKtrisn front,
MKAim CITY, October 20 (Asso
ciated Press) General Garcia, a lib
eral-coiiNtitutionalist leader, in a speech
to the deputies of the Mexican chamber
declares that the "duty of Mexico is
against Germany." He was roundly
uo -
PAUIH. October- 20 Associated
Pres)Tbe Temps, a leading Paris
naper. lauds America's participation in
the allies' war conference. It deelnres
thst the "timk is too great to accoin
nlish vithout the aid of the Vuited
Btatcs." I
GHIOAQO, October 21 (AsaociaUd ' Press) Albert Wehde, Oeorg Boehm,
Oustay Jacobeen and Heramba Lagupta, accused of violating the neutrality
of the United States by conspiring to- foment a revolution In India war
found fullty by the Jury before which they were tried in the federal court with
Judge Keneaew Mountain Landls presiding. , The defendante' counsel at enoe
gave aotloe that an appeal would be taken. '
. Tho conviction of the font defendants for conspiracy is one of the first se
en red In the prosecutions that were started soon after the entrance of the United
States Into the war and U U be followed by others In San Francisco and other
cities where there are numbers of alleged conspirators, some connected with the
same offenses that were charged la this trial, now under Indictment, some out
under heavy bail bonds and others naable to secure bonds.
' While the case that has just ended has Barred to give the defense In tho
other cases some Idea of the evidence that will bo presented the government al
leges that It has barely shown Its hand 1H this caso and that In the other prcoe
eutlona even more conclusive and damaging evidence will be presented as re
quired. .- ..
Consumers Laid In Excessive
Supplies and Candy MCanu- 1
, - facturers Helped : ;
XWA8HIN0T0N, October 21 (Asso
ciated Press) The blame for the acute
sugar shortage along the Atlantic sea
board is placed by the food administra
tion upon the consumers, who rushed to
lay insupplies at the first intimation
of a pending scarcity, and upon the
eandy manufacturers, who failed to
limit their output as requested.
' "The distributers sad the various
wholesale agencies are standing loyally
by the. adminsitration and cooperating
with the food administration ia every
possibly way," aays a statement iasued
by ' the administration board, last
night, "but the purchase by households
of larger supplies than necessary - bee,
added to the difficulties of the distri
buters in meeting the present situa
tion.: . . . .
BAN FBANCIPCO, October 20 (As
sociated Press) There will be no ship
ments received for export of freight to
Honolulu and the.Orient until the con
gestion in Han Francisco railroad yards
is relieved. ' Such was the announce
ment today of the' Houthera Pacine
and Hanta Fe railroads, following
similar action by the "Wester Pari Bo
Railroad, The embargo 'while tempor
ary ia expected to be in force for at
least two weeks,' perhaps longer, de
pending on how fast railroad ears can
be rushed here from, the east to. take
rare of the thousands of tons of freight
from Honolulu and Oriental ports now
plied up on the wharves. . ,
' Thirty-five "hundred cars of exports
for Honolulu and the Orient are un
loaded here in the railroad yards await
ing steamer space, declares tho South
ern Psciflo announcement. :. '".i
The embargo means that no shipments
will be received from the east . for
transportation to Honolulu and .tho
Orient until the present congestion is
WASHINGTON, October 31 (Asso
ciated Press) Colombia ycstrrJay
gave indications that it is em the verge
of serious complications with Germany,
ns are and have been other Houth
American countries aud which niay re
sult in a breach of diplomatic relations
between the two countries. Tha aenata
yesterday passed resolutions protesting
earnestly against tne Uerman policy of
submarining neutral shipping and de
claring that such action against the
snips or uoiombia eould aot be con
strued otherwise than as inimical to
the republic. . ." ,
Tha house is expected to immediate
ly puis the resolutions which contain
a provision that copies shall be present
ed to the Berlin foreign office by the
Colombian ambassador with a demand
for assurance that the outrages com
pluined of shsU cease.. .' ; .
. .i i. 00 i ' V.
WASHINGTON, Oetober SI--(Asao-ciutwl
IVess) Germany has thus far
wrung from stricken Belgium the vait
sum of a billion six hundred millions
of dollars in eash, official estimates an
nounced yesterday show. This ia in
addition to and. exclusive of tho gains
thst have been secured from its oeeu
pHtion of the territory and bss been
Hecured by n systematic exploitation of
the people and their resources.
It Ih further asserted that deporta
tions of the Belgians are being con
tinued. . ,
sKATTLK, October 20 (Associated
PifHH) Eight hundred telephone oner
ntors who went on strike at two o'clocX
thin morning returned to work at live
a. m. pendiug an agreement for settle
nicut of their difference by October it.
: .' 'i ii . r
Liberty Loan Total Nears Two
Billion Huns Are Supplied
' 1: :. With Fine Posters
WAHHINfJTON, October 21 (Asso
ciated Press) t'nottii isl figures of the
Liberty Loan total lust night place it
at 1,1)73,000,00(1. Apsthy towards the
loan la being evidence, 1, according to a
etstrmrnt from the treasury depart
ment. In $ number of sections through
out the ikHith and in the Middle West.
American aviators, flying high over
the Hun battle lines, yesterday dropped
teas of thousands of Liberty Coed pos
ters la the German trenches and baae
camps far to the rear of the advanced
trenches. ; . , - -. :
TOKIO, October 20 (Special to
Nlppu JSji) Dr. U. Torigata, chief of
the third department of electric experi
mental bureau in the department of
communication, and Ur. M. Toneglwa,
chief of electric exerimental bureau of
the Same department, w ho were jointly
conducting a serieft ot experiments for
connecting the1 -wireless telephone to
the ordinary wired telephone, today
made' a startling announcement that
they hive perfected the invention.' The
trials to' connect- the wireless telephone
td the wired telephone have now proved
In every .way a euceease. ,
Dr, Torigata- is the most famous of
the wireless experts - la. Japaa and
probably, ia the world.. ' The wireless
telephone, we invested by kirn- before
the same 4nveutio was perfected In
the United Btotoa. . , .
1 WASHINGTON, Oetober 20--(Asso-cisted
Press! President Wilson today
save bis artttroval to the new draft
regulations providing for the elasalfl-
eatioa of, the D,000,000 remaining us
drafted udder -the , jeeent registration
of all males between the ages of II
and 31 inclusive., Postponemnt of the
calling r the remainder has been or
dered because of the demand for labor
in industrial circles intimately related
to wsr production and also because of
the large number of dependent rel
atives. : ' 7,' 1
PA1H8. October SO (Associated
Press) Bolo Pasha, who has been con
fined in an infirmary here, ill, since
shortly after his arrest, has Improved
so much that he Will bo removed to
the rjante prison tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, Oetober 30 (Asso
ciatcd Press) The British admi.alty
has agreed to permit the Supplying of
jute bags for the Cuban eugar crop,
thus insuring speedy transportation of
Cuba' product to the United States
and British markets.-
PARIS. October Associated
Press) News was received today from
the battle front of the death of General
Baratier of the 1'renrh army, who sue
eumhed ti injuries while lighting in
the first liue trenches. ,
-.v. - - .
' WASHtNGTON," October 20i-(Asso
elated Press-) Aecosdirig to advices re
ceived here from Berlin 12,430.000,000
marks bsve been subscribed for the
seventh German war loan. ;-.Y
, .. - ,.
MKXICO CITT.' October JrJ (Asso
ciated Press) Wireless ' communica
tion has been established between Mex.
icu City and San Hal v ad or. The wire
Ichs plant at the Salvadorean capital
. wua prescutud to that country by Mex
ico and installed by Mexican elec-
iMn't doctor your hloo.1 for rheu
iinitiNiii. Uiw an external application of
t'liuniberlsin ' i'uiu Halm, lu a few
ilnvx it will get you up aud but into
the aunshinc, then Nature will, rentore
the rich red blood to your veins aul
soon rid the. nvktcin of this troiibico
in, .liscn.e. V'or ssle bv nil denlors. lieu
,oii, Hiuith a Co. Ltd, Ats. fr? llav aii
Antilles Hit In Engine Room Goes
7 Down Within Five Minutes;
Neither Patrols' Nor , Ship's
Lookouts Sight Submarine
. ,
One Hundred and Sixty-seven
Are Saved Owing To Sufficient
Number of Life Boats To Ac
comodate All On Board ' .7:
WASHINCTON, October 2t
- (Associated Press) -Loss
of tlic United States Trans
port Antilles with seventy lives
was reported yesterday by the
navy department. The transport
was homeward bound and was
under convoy but she was reach
ed in a vital spot by a torpedo
discharged from a Teuton sub
marine that had not been sighted :
by' the convoying vessels nor, by
the ill fated transport. The dis
aster occurred on Wednesday last
and, although announcement . to '
that effect has been made by the,,
navy' department, it is believed to '
have occurred far out in the At-, ,
lantic. One hundred and sixty-:
seven were saved. -'
Of the seventy lives lost with ':
the torpedoing and sinking of the
Antilles, sixteen wert soldiers,
returning home, four were pf thp
navy" branch of the service, three
officers of the ship and the re- '
maining forty-seven we're mem- 't
bers of the ship's crew.. ;';v .'.''
The known lead are K. Kin-,
zey ol Water Valley, Mississippi,
and J. W. Hunt of V Mountain '.
Grove, " Missouri, both second
class seamen of the navy ; C
Auslxirn of New Orlean. and H.
F.' Watson of Rutland, Vermont, .'.
both radio electricians ' in t the
navy ; Third Engineer. Walker of
the ship and two junior engineer
officers named Boyle and ' "
The names of the engine crew
and other, members of the ship's
crew who were lost and of the
soldiers. cannot be determined un
til the records at the point of de
parture in France have "been
examined. k
It is believed that all of the
members of the engine room
crew who were on .duty at the
time were killed by the explosion
uf the torpedo which struck the
vessel abeam ol the engine room
and there exploded, tearing a
gaping hole from which she fill
ed and speedily sank.
In his wireless report to Secre
tary of Navy Daniels, Admiral
Sims says that the Antilles.
!ionieward bound and under con
voy of American patrol vessels
was torpedoed and sank within
five minutes. No U-boat was
seen by the lookouts aboard the
patrol boats that were convoying
the transport nor'did any aboard
the transport see a periscope
either before or after the explo
sion. Following the rereipt of Admiral
8iuis iirt Secretary Daultls issued
the following statement; ",
Daniels Comments .
While the department feehs with
keen sorrow the losa of human life in
the disaster to the, Antilles, ptHifcla
feel deep relief 'that the accident oc
curred while the vessel was oa its
homeward course., It is notable that
the nutiiber rescued is due, it is ' be
lieved, to the rigid rule requiring that
enough boats be carried to provide for
every man, even if the boata, oa one
side of the ship should prove Useless
through listiug. No high officers were
scheduled to return on the Antilles.
This is the first reduction in the trans
port fleet."
The torpedoed vessel was steel, full
powered, and built for both passenger
aud cargo service. She was 420 feet
long, had a beam of fifty-three feet,
depth of thirty seven feet, load draft
of twenty U feet, and displacement ot
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