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. 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
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; , .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 . , -
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. -' 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 - ..,
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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")
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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-
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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
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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.
AO FAROUHAR ANO D
REPORTED TO BE SAFE
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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
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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.
Crenerally fair tonight anr;
Sunday; cooler Sunday 3x2
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