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. . . ' 1 , . . ' -...!. . . . ' J?1,-"' j; : r - - .. . -I . r. - . - .'' - , . A I i . " ' f 9 jm i 1h : - I i v. vol. ijo. no : BRIDGEPORT, CONN. SATUFDAY , MAY 8, 1915, PRICE TWO CENTS P 1 " I . I . ; ; , . 'J V.Ld-' L-x Li 1a U Li7 VUJ Li3 LT 'VJ.U.u. U-LLsdlJ LlhwJ LI . U ubON-JUu J . Twelve hundred . and sixteen' ' lives is the tblj aboard the Lusitania which was torpedoed and sunk by a German, sub marine of f the coast of Ireland. yesterday Elbert Hubbafi and other prominent America 1 - ' : : Three of; the Bridgeport passengers abcm five' o there from Bridgeport and their relatiy V - 1 -( 4 - The; cargo of the Lusitania; valued a , Bfidgeport'to the. Allies- Investigation, may' disclose that there was a terrific internal explosion, .causing the liner's watertight compartments to pe nppea asunuer, mus expiamg its rapiu sinKing. , , . - : The latest, available information indicates, that about t wo-thirds of the persons on board the Imsitania lost their . lives .when the, Mgtr ails-Atlantic liner was sunk off, the - Irish coast by,. torpedoes- from - a German submarine last -Friday. f ,x ; .v v . . i. ,The number of. -passengers is given by the Ounard Steamship representatives, in NewvYork as 1,251-and- of the crew as -665, a tdta of 1,919-' The number of surviy tors now accounted for is 703.iThis indicates a death list of 1,216., 'mV 1 ' - : v Hopes' that" the Jist ofaved may be materially in creased were dashed' by an. announcement from the British Admiralty "that. all but one 'of the rescue fleet" which put out from 'Queenstown had reporteji, and that there was lit; tie hope for the 'other Tisengers. " ' '. TORPEDOED OCEAN LINER LUSITANIA, HER CAPTAIN AND SOME v . : OF THE PROfillNENT AMERICAN PASSENGERS ON FATEFUL TRIP I- i & i i i o ,T1t r UN 1 fcfi i'l n S 5 U t! tllL F THE LUSITAN1.4 ; , .v.- Washington," May and appalled foy ibe, tragic l ' aspect of tbe Lusitania disaster as hourly developments disclos s ed its magnitude and fac-reaening possibilities, withthe prob , v able loss of 137 AmeyiciinvliVesv Presi4ent Wilson and his-ad-. ' visers are waiting for all. the :f acta and for, a crystallization of public opinion to sijid in layjng out the course the United States . v will. pursue in this latest international complication-the'grav-, est thePresiderit-has faoed since the outbreak' of the European war ' ,L . '' ' . Nowhere in administratiOTi circles i's. there :aiiy disposition l . to minimize .the situation but President-, Wllsonv while seeking 1 . . . the facts, hope? that th'ef cduntrty wil' assum.-anlexaminirlg attitude and reserve iulljiidgment intiliall complete informa tion is at 'hand.' . 1 v'" " ." - - N - As more details began coming-in activities- at; the White" House , and the exeeuUv e departments of . thp : goyerniiient dis i .- closed how much administration officials" realize the tensity of j . the situation. ' -r " , ' - . , . ' ' i ' Secretary. Bryan cabled Ambassador Gerard at Berlin to in ; . formally ask tbe.German government for its-report of JChe dis t ' ester and to Ambassador Page at London he sent messages' urg ing renewed effortsto aid thesuffering and g.a(h.er information. . . ' President. Wilson, while he wefit to the "golf links for his I recreation, left instructions to beotifiedCof any '.important des- patches. , 1 , ' . ' s .' ' IMCabiijet officers-who had planned a week-end holiday away j '.:" from Washingtosj,? cancelled their plans and Secretary Garrisont abandoned a week's official trip, through "the south. . ' ; v 'Chairman Stone,' of.the Senate foreign' relations committee, ; J. issued a statement counselling calmness, and pointing out that s qualifying cirexumstances. must .b'e t-aken into consideration. "be i - ause the Lusitania,.was''a belligerent . : vessel. . lla considered , . the attack-on the American sYearher Gulflight, a mueh more seri ' , ous offense '.against" neutral rights. " - v ' -J . , - -I-' i y, " " ir'- f ', . J , - . ' . -' CAPTAIN Tl'ISX STAYS AT POST t; " .V ; -.London,.' May- 8-Captain Turner, of Lhe Lusitania stood at his- post on the bridge .until .ship went down, and was rescued -. . three hours afterward wearing a life iielt according to D. A. Thomas, of. Cardiff, Wale's. -""."'.' ' I . "Our course was shaped for shore, immediately after the torpedo .struck," -Mr. Thomas said, v VThere is a difference of f ( opinion as to whether the steamer was strucli by more than one ? ' torpedo'; but, I heard only one." 'v .' t - .., - pt3aM3JS,jL,,n liimw.ni!T!Tir. miT i mimiiiwwr n irwiar tihhi. i rwnf ' in " " 1 I' " " "' , l m 't- 1 ' " -x " ' " ' j' ' " "'""-Tvj ' " ' " ' ' f,,,i,s ' " " A' HxV V t -:JI ' - ' 1 . J ::r .5 'W-' v.i.r;! -iHj rr ;hVA i-. -1 V r ;7;i" . ..issJ ,;-;?-.s n . -asgg 7 :r:?-: w:- . 1- C? - TURNER-'- :LgRTHU5&AROv- 5 LUS OTA State Department Orders i Ambassador Gerard to ; Make Inquiries of Ger man Government For . Facts in Great Naval Disaster. V . Washington, May rS The United States govemrtient- w:tll-. today, direct Ambassador Ger ard to make inquiry of the Ger man government for its report of the facts concerning the sinking of the , Lusitania. This became 'known;' .after' confer- v ences between high officials. The Ambassador will be in-, structed to. make his;' prelim inary' inquiry ' as "a basis for , whatever, steps may eventually be taken. - High' officials pri vately, said" -, the situation was very grave., ' , - ' "We are informing ourselves , as rapidly as possible regard ing the liusitania matter," said Secretary JtJryan today, ana we are doing hat we -can for those injured. We will get. all ; the information that we can." ALFREP AHPE$3i LT4 CHARTS FfiQHMAH '--$'Tt' LUSfTANf A'.AIUrO") nit nuat - . . ' ' '' '. J ' ; COME Ml fliS PE;rl,:..,'- iac B. Triimbull Among the Missing-Adams Express CoPuts Whole Machinery at. His Relatives' Disposal Local Woman's Brother and Sister Lost; Mother May . Die From Shock. , - , CUXARD CO. CALLS 111 "ML'RDIJR", , - Liverpool, May 8r Alfred. Booth, manager-director of the fdunard Steamship Co;, made the following statement today: -" I A"I desire to send, my .heartfelt sympathy, wherein all . the Cunard directors 'and managers join, to, relatives anad friends 6f the American passengers murdered by the German subma rines.'- -'., ' a , . : , , ' . "I am certain the .whole. civilized world is at one in.grief for the sorrow and suffering caused and in loathing for this treacherous attack-on innocent lives, so many.of whom were women and children. v' ' - ; ' - - ''Every possible step is being taken to relieve the immediate V wants of- thes urvivors at Queenstown after, their terrible ex- nerience. . (Continued on Page7 2..V ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE HERE , THIS AFTERNOON BY S. LOE WITH & CCU ATVHOSE OF FICE fTEARLY ALL THE BRIDQEPORTERS BOOK ED PASSAGE THAT THE'CUNAED CO. HAS AD VISED THE LOCAL FIRM THAT ONLY ONE OF, THAT GROUP; IS KNOWN TO BE SAVED. HE IS JAI,IES H. BROOKS. , ' . The following are- riot ' Sleepless- agonizing hours were passed last "night in five Bridgeport homes by the families of .men and women on board fie liner Lusitania,Swhich was sunk yesterday with, a toll of more than 1,216 lives. This morning some were happy and some were sad. : : TV:..'-.- " - - " The' family and relatives of : Isaac .B.' Triinobullv-of 440 -Mill Hill avenue, secretary and treasurer or the American Cycleear Co., have heard nothing from-him. It is feared he is lost. a Roule, Anderson, whose wife anad cljild were aboard the steamshiD, has failed to find an inkling of hope that his loved ones are alive.. -. , '.' , ' . - '- " "' - . - - .:--r BRIDCEPORTEBS REPORTED SAFE , v Those Bridgeporters known to' have been saved are ' JAMES M. BROOKS, 199 Seeley Street, salesman. MRS. J. ft. MacKARQUHAR, Johnson Avenue, Stratford. GRACE MaeFARQUIIAR, Johnson Avenue, Stratford. FIVE ARE YET.XJNACCOUNTED FOR in the list of survivors and are unaccounted for:, -. ; . : i... , . . .ISAAC B. TRUMBULL. . , MRS. ROULE .ANDERSON, 124. Wheeler Avenue, . BARBARA' ANDERSON, aged tvo, 12lt Wheejer Avenue. ' JOHN THURSTON, Norfolk, England and Bridgeport. V . " JAMES HARRISON, machinist, Crane Valve Co. s ! Nothing has" been heard by . Miss; Sara' Seccombe- of 635 Warren' street, of hr br6ther, Percy and sisters, Elizabeth of Boston. Mrs, Seccombe's mother is near death; from;the. sjiock at her home in New Hampshire.: i, Her daughter left this morn ing to go, to her bedside.; :.;:', ' '-T.'.: '- .V.--T.1.-, 1 ' ' j ; ;N(rted Men Are Missing f ' t' Survivors' liets received this morn ing do -not bear the-names of -Alfred Vanderbllt, Charles B'rohman and Mrs. frohman, Elbert Hubbard, -or MILLIONS IN BRIDfiEPOET GOODS LOST -' - .1 v- . : --'.J. - - .... -,'-' ;"' - Commander J. Foster Stackhouse ' The fate of Vanderbilt, who is tre mendously wealthy, js unknown. Frohman, one "of the greatest produc ers of plays in America;; Elbert Hub bard, "Fra Elberta," editor: of the VPhillistinei" -and shepherd of the Roycrofters in East Aurora, and Com mander Stackhouse, S. N., who was on his way to assist the Belgian Re lief 'commission, may be lost. . 4 AO FAROUHAR ANO D REPORTED TO BE SAFE RELAI ' : 7 ;: - ,: ' ' ' " ' ' Mrs. Jane N. MacFarijuhar of ohii son avenue Stratford, and her 3,6' year old daughter, Grace): are safe on the shore. Of Ireland.-, To Mrs. MacFar quhar's pre-cohceived f plan to' save herself and daughter in case of dan-i ger, they probably owe their safety. Mrs. Ma.cFarq.uhar and her daugh ter - were on ' the way to Birkhead, in the, southern . part o'f Scotland,, where they, were going to visit Mrs. MacFarquhar's mother, Mrs. . Grant, who is dangerously ill. - Mrs. Grant is alone and she needs', someone to care for her and her estate, and the Stratford woman and her , daughter combined "a business . with a health trip," and sailed on the Lusitahia. .. " When she announced her- intention of going to Europe friends strove to dissuade her. They . pointed out the dangers of the-trip and the hardships that might be . infected upon her in ,. Continued ort Page 3. Millions of dollars worth of "Mad in Bridgeport" products were lost with the sinking of the xAisitania. Ammunition', arms, guns, , projec tiles, automobiles, arrows and saddle making machines, loaded the hold at the Lusitahia. - A large percentage of them, it is known, came from this city., .,.,.' . f A continual stream of munitions ia being sent from" this, city tor New York to brokerage agents of the compan ies here. With thousands of dollars worth of war material leaving- here every day and piling up awaiting the sailing of a steamship like the Lusi- tania, it is calculated that a tremen dous amount must have been on board. ' - . . 5 V , ' ' , - . Bridgeport concerns wont lose any thing by the sinking of their materials. The trucks, munitions and other goods are all shipped F. O. B. When the trucks are tested and leave this city on the road to New : York, the firm that manufactured, them has nothing more to do with Jrhem. Once they were accepted, they -were paid for and all -losses are stood, byj the purchaser. When the munitions reach the brok erage, agents in New York from Bridgeport, the. Bridgeport concerns are through with them. They have made their profits 'and won't stand any losses." (; , ' - TO CONSIDER JJTXEYS. The ordinance committee of the common council will meet Wednesciay evenine. The nronosed measure to" uegulate jitney ' buses will come fore the meeting. be- WEATHER FORECAST Crenerally fair tonight anr; Sunday; cooler Sunday 3x2 ' A .-. 1 '