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THE. FARMER: MAY 8, 1915
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No Warning Given of Impending Attack, Investi
gators Say Four Missiles Fired, in Them-
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; scope Sighted 1,000 Yards From Liner.
' ' ' Lqiidon, May 8 (11 A. MO No warning was given by the
submersible which torpedoed and sank! the Lusitania off the
'Irish coast yesterday, according to investigations made today, .,:
Look-outs had Jeen ton duty' throughout the., trip. . The
periscepe of the submarine was sighted a thousand yards" away
iand the next instant they saw the trail left by a tropedo as it
flashed on its course. ... . ' ; .
Then came a terrific crash as the missile pierced the liner's
side followed almost, immediately by another which, littered the '
decks'-with wreckage.' Th-e -course of the '.liner wa3 at once1
turned towards shore. , . . ' . ' :. - s r
- " Four - torpedoes apparently were fired at "the Lusitania but
' onlv two of them found their mark:
' The loss' of life cause-d by the tor
pedoes themselves and the explosions
they caused must have been terribly
heavy. ' ; The tragfie freight -' of "bodies
! taken" to Queenstown jbears evidence
of the havoc wrought: 'Many of those
taken ashore were seriously injured
and more' than a score died after they
" were removed to 'Cork. and Queens
town hospitals. A long 1 line of
stretcher bearers marched from the
piers as. tugs and trawlers arrived.
"The" people of trie Irish city opened
their homes, to those who -had been,
saved apd everything possible ;is be-
ins done for, their comfort. ., '
probably no event: of the war has
caused such intense-. -excitement in
London as the sinking' .of .the Lusi-
tamas , Enormous crowds surrounded
offices of. the Cunard line all night,
scanning anxiously .the bulletins re
ceived from Queenstown.'. The com
pany announced aai accurate "list ' of
survivors, would be. compiled as speed
ily as possible but that the immedi
ate need -of those saved were being
given first attention. The press of
London expresses intense indignation
at the tragedy. . . ,, : ,
: fineengtown, May. 8 (10:80 A.-M.)
t-Among the survivors of the,. Lusi
tania who have been landed, here are
Captain Turner, andtbe first and
i second officers. All. the other . offic
ers are believed to have perished.
There is no evidence, however,' that
the time-honored rule of the sea,
"Women km! children! firet" . was vio
lated.. At least one of ' the-survivors, a
; Toronb'"'' Mwspap man,,v ' gives v.evV-
dence'tha- therwag no panic among
i the crew "and that the sailors- acted
promptly- in getting the passengers in
to the ship's boats. , . : -r
Apparently every precaution had
been taken against; a t surprise'. by a
submarine. . Lookouts .were on . . the
alert constantly as the giant, rteam
ship speeded toward the Irish coast.
-Difficulty was experienced . r in
launching the boats because of the.
heavy list of the Lusitania almost 1m
mediately after she was torpedoed.
Several of the frail - craft evidently
capsized, as they were launched or
Many of the,, passengers ywed their
New York, May 8. -Overnight de
velopments in connection wih sink
ing of tJse Lusitania much worse than
the fiiianciai district had been led to
believe yesterday were reflected in
Wall street an hour before the' stock
market opened. ? The thoughts of
many leaders of finance turned to
Bankers and veteran brokers who
have b&en accustomed to remain away
from the financial district at the week
end, were down town 'early. .' Olfices
of stock exchange firms were throng
ed with customers and onlookers.
The heads of the big. international
banking houses were on , hand early,
having received - cable notices from
London and the continent over, night.
A jtof rent of Selling' orders was un
loosed when the' gong rang. Trans
continental as well as English shares
were among tne1 weakest issues. Beth
lehem 'Steel, a so-called .war specialty!
fell a fraction on .the first offering and
then dropped, five points from last
night's , close. United. States Steel was
offered in one block of. 1,000 shares at
52 to 52 1-2 against last night close of
54 1-2. Westinghouse Electric opened
with 6,00 shares at 82 , to 85, against
yesterday's close of 92. Studebaker
declined five - points. . Reading, Good
rich, BaldwinLocomotive and Ameri
can Oar fell 4 to 5 points and , coppers
from 2 . to 3 1-2. points. Trading- was
extremely active and the floor was
London's prices for ur securities in
no instance were more than fraction
ally below the close of the previous
day; in the market. ' ' . .;
Oti the floor of the. 'stock exchange
the scene, before the opening was one
of suppressed excitement. A ' very
i large percnntage of the . members
gathered on . the floor long before the
opening. . The visitors' gallery was
crowded, many of the spectators being
women. . During the-first quarter of an
hour trading, 158,000, shares Were sold.
Nearly 400,000 shares - changed
I hands durirrg the first half hour, re-
LIST OF FIRST CABIN
PASSENGERS ON BOARD
ILL FATED LUSITANIA
rescue to lifebelts- which kept them coveries more or less complete were
atloat until tney were picked up.
Among this number' was Lady Mack
wotfth, daughter of David A. Thomas
the Welsh "coal king", and Julian
D'Alyala, Cuban consul general at
Liverpool. .!-. ' !.:;. : ., -
MC EXPLOSION '
'.OF-MANY 'LIFE BOATS
Jueenstown',. .May 8. (3 p. m.)
The various craft that yesterday af-
- temoon . went out from ' here: to the
- scene of' the Lusitania. disaster return
" ed to Queenstown last night .and .ear-
' ly this morning.1 Ail of them brought
survivors in greater or lesser number.
: It is npw estimated here that 600 will
.'bevthe outside, number of those saved.
- No trace has been found' here of eith
er ' Alfred "G.- "Vanderbilt or - Charles
Frohman. ' '" - " -
The latest rescue boats to -arrive are
bringing mostly bodies of the dead
picked up from the. water at the seen
of .the: disaster. - Trie dead, now here
no'ttjber 124 and many ; of .them, are
women. . . ." - ' ... . .. . ' . ' '
- The naval and military authorities
- of Queenstown are. rendering every as
" sistance possible in' the removal of
the dead in assisting -the injured to
hospitals. ! , ': ' ' ' :
- - Queenstown " has never 'witnessed
, such a scene before. . The dead are
' being conveyed to - morgues and. u n
dertaking establishments and num
bers of motor cars have been brought
into service to take the injured to hos
"pitals. .The less seriously injured are
. . being helped ashore by sailors and
soldiers. ' '
Both-- men andi women rescued. If
' thev are able 'to walk, refuse to re
main: in their hotels: They haunt
the: docks waiting and. watching for
- . friends and . relatives. ; ' ;' '
. Manyof vthe survivors are stj.ll be
! wilder ed from their terrible ,- expei-
ences and their ; accounts of. the sink
ing of the Lusitania ' are hot ; entirely
recorded before the expiration of that
period, indicating; the substantial
character of the buying.. ', .1
At 11 o'clock the selling movement
seemed to have lost its force.
At the opening level of prices a few
stocks, notably Reading, dropped to
the low point reached July 30 last,
the day before the stock" exchange was
closed because of the European war.
clear. - It is, to be noted, however,
that t one and v-all unite in eulogizing
the manner in which' the.1 ship's offi
cers 'behaved. s" ' Vi ' ; '
Five minutes after the 'Lusitania
was hit with the second torpedo
amidships, she had listed te". such an
extent that the lifeboats on one side
could not he launched at all. The
work vof getting as many "people as
possible, for the jnost part women
and children,, into, the only boats that
could be got clear was, at once un
dertaken by the captain, officers aend
men of the Lusitania and performed
efficiently, and with heroisnu .. - - A
. The scene as Ahe : big . liner went
dow is described by the survivors
as heartrending beyond - words. Bat
tling for. life, the passengers called to
relatives and friends or bade each
other goodbye. : ; . '
The small boats which had gotten
away from the side of the liner picked-
up a - good many survivors who,
with lifebelts or- clinging to wreckage
were-, floating on 1 the, surface of. the
water. But soon the - boats were all
crowded. , These boats "were in turn
picked up by rescuing steamers com
ing .at full speed from shore, points
but in many cases four and more
hours elapsed before the rescuers
reached -the scene;'.: In ' many cases
the only task left for 'these craft was
to collect from the water the floating
bodies of the dead. '.. Several passen
gers were taken aboard trawlers se
verely Injured only to die before they
eould be transferred ashore.
London, May 8. The American
consul at , Queenstown, in. a, telegram
to the United States , embassy here,
says that he had cabled to the state
department at Washington a list con
taining the names of 43 Americans
who have been saved, . , The message
adds: .. ' . . . ' ;
"There . , may be another dozen
Americans not in touch with me. I
also believe, that one tender-load of
survivors landed at Clonakilty.' ',. ;
or later this afternoon. The total
survivors at Queenstown number 634..
About 63 corpses remain unidentified.
The total number of persons on
board the Cunard steamship Lusi
tania was 1,918, of whom 1,255 were
passengers and 66 5 members of the
Following is the list of
. , A. , - !
ADAMS, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY, Bos
ton.- ' -
ADAMS, A. H., New York.
ADAMS, W. McM., New r York.
ALLAN, Lady, and maid, Montreal. ,
ALLAN, Miss GWEN, and maid, Mon
ALLES, N. TST., New York.
DE AYALA, JULIAN, Cuban Consul
General at, Liverpool. ;, v
BAKER, JAMES, England'. .
BAKER, Miss M. A., New York.
BARTLETT, Mr. and Mrs. G. WJ B:.
BATTERSBY, J. J-, Stockport,
BERNARD, OLIVER, Boston.
BERNARD, C. P., New York.
BILICKE, Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT C,
Los Angeles. v '.,..,..
BISTIO, X.EONIDAS, Atlanta. '
BLACK, J. J New York-
BLOOMFIELD, THOMAS, New York.
BOHAN, JAMES, Toronto.
BO WEN, E. B., Boston.
BOULTON, - Jr., Chicago. : ' .
BRAITHWAITE, Miss, Morristown,
New Jersey. -
BRAND ELL, Miss JOSEPHINE, New
Yorkl - - --:.- V -., - '. '
BREDGE, Mr. and Mrs.- ALLAN, New
York. '- '
BRODRICK, C. T., Boston.
BRODERICK-CLOETE, W., San An
BROOKS, J. H., New York. ' j
BROWN, Mrs. P. C, New York.
BROWN, WILLIAM H., Buffalo.' '
BURNSIDE, Mrs. and maid, I?ew
' -York. .''!' ''
Bif-UNO, Mr.'and Mrs. A. H. 'Mont
, plair, N. J. , v - -
BYINGTON, A. J., -London.
BYENEKMICHAEIi,G New York. '
? '- c. " :; .
CTTAOOT, D. L,' London.
CHAPMAN, Mrs. W., Toronto. ' (
CHARLES, . J. H., Toronto.
CHARLES, Miss DORISA Toronto. ;
CLARK;, The Rev. COWLEY. London.
CLARK, A-, Toronto. . . -
COHEN, M., New York.
COLEBROOK, H. G., Toronto.
CONNER, Miss DOROTHY, New
York. . . , ... ' '
COPPING, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE R-,
Toronto. . i .
ORIGHTON,,,, Mrs. WILLIAM, New
York- ... i .
CROMFTON, Mr. and Mrs. PAUL
JOHN ajd ALBERTA CROMFTON,
and infant and nurse; all of Phila
delphia. ' , V .
CROOKS, ROBERT W Toronto.
CROSS, A- -B. " . .
DBRNBERGH, R. E., New York.
DERAGE, Mrs. A., New York.
DING-WELL, C A.. Chicago.
DOUGALL, -Miss C, Quebec.
DRAKE, ATJDLEY, Detroit. '
DUNSMUTR JAM RS? Toronto.
EMOND, W. A., Quebec. - ,
PBNW1CK, JOHN, Switzerland.
FISHER, pr. HOWARD, -New York
PORMANi JUSTIN M.; New York.
TA I -TTr r ttr SI TT,
CHARLES, K., New York. , .
PRIENDENSTEIN, J.. London.
FRIEND, EDWIN W., Farmington,
.Conn. . ....
FROHMAN, CHARLES, and valet.
New York. ,
' ' ' ... G. ';-;
GAUTLETT, FRED J. New York.
GORBR, EDWARD, New York.
GRANT, Mr. and Mrs. MONTAGU,
. London, May, 8.- A despatch -to the
Central News from Aberdeen says the
steam trawler Bennington, one of the
fhre"e which escaped from a German
submarine Sunday was sunk by shell
fire from a submersible off Aberdeen
shire at 4 o'clock yesterday (Friday)
afternoon. Trie crew was saved by
a Norwegian steamer.
c Oil REACHING iPORT
, London May 8 The following mes
sagerias been received by the Cunard
Steamship Company offices at Queens-
' town,:' ' "' ,' :--
"The Stprmcock has landed, about
1 6 0 passengers and, crew. The traw
lers Cock and Indian Empire have on
- board" about 200, the tug Flying Fish
' about 100, three torpedo, boats 45
i and four dead. P. -j ' v '' '
"We are putting up those landed at
hotels and boarding houses- but can
not give a -. list of survivors tor some
time, as the passengers are in such a
' state that their - immediate' wants
: must be given, first consideration."
FARMINGTON 'WOMAN SAFE.
Hartford ,May 8. A cablegram has
been received by her, relatives from
Miss Theodate Pope of Farmington,
, who a on board the Lusitania, say-
lng she is safe. . ,; f . . :
PICKED UP, DYING
' -' London,. May 8.-A number of sur
vivors have been landed by fishing
boats on Sovereign Island iri the vi
cinitv of . Gallev Head. Manv are in
a serious condition 'and it "-is feared
that some will not survive.
-. ; rz.
"ENGLAND GOT WHAT
SHE DESERVES," VIEW
OF GERMAN PAPERS
, London, May 8. -The Exchange
Telegraph Company has received to
day the following telegram from -Copenhagen:
"Berlin newspapers print "the news
of the sinking of the Lusitania in co
lossal type and hail the successful tor
pedoing of the ship as a. new triumph
for Germany's naval policy. . The
general impression is that England
has got what she deserves"
: London, -May 8- 1:50 p. m. A fur
ther telegram has just been received
by the British officials from Cork
stating that 54 more survivors from
the Lusitania . have been landed at
Queenstown from a drifter.
CUNARD CO. OFFICE
Queenstown, May, 8. The bodies of
victims from the Lusitania are arriv
ing on every incoming boat. - The
Cunard line warehouse which is be
ing used as a temporary morgue al
ready has been filled and .sixty more
bodies have "been taken to the town
hall. . . ' , -
Diver Lughman, who on April 17,
last, was' submerged for four hours
at a depth' of 220 feet when his' life
line became entangled while working
on the submarine F-4 in Honolulu
harbor, was put on the transport
Sheridan to be taken to San Francis
co. He still suffers from the effects
of his submersion.
HAMMOND, Mr. and Mrs. FREED, To
ronto. - - .
HAMMOND, Mr. and Mrs. O. H., New
HABNWICK, C, C, New York.
HTLL Mrs. S. T., London.
HODGES, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM S.
and Children, ,W. J., Jr., 'and DEAN
"W., Philadelphia.' - -
HOLT, Master W. R G., Montreal. . ' ,
iJOMH, THOMAS, Toronto.
HOPKINS, A. L. New York. .,'
HUBBARD, Mr. and Mrs. ELBERTJ
mast Aurora, N. Y.
HUTC?HINS?I?Mlss P., Orange, J.
JEFFREY, C. T., Chicago.
JONES, Miss, New York. . . . .,
KEETBLE, Mr. and Mrs. W., Torontoj
KBLiLETT, FRANCIS C, New Torfc
KEMPSON, Mr.,' Toronto. '
KENNEDY, Mrs. C. HICK SON, New
York. - !
KBSER, Mr. ; and Mrs. HARRY j.,
. Philadelphia. ' - -
KBTCHDM, Mrs. H. W., ISTesv York.
KIMBALL, Mr. and Mrs. H. C, New
York. ' " ,
KING, T. B., New York.
KLEIN, CHARLES, New York.
KNIGHT, C. HARWOOD, Baltimore.
KNIGHT, Miss ELAINE H., Balti
-KNOX, S . M., Philadelphia. .
LANE, Sir HUGH, England.
LASSETTER, Mrs. H. B., London.
LASSETTER, F., London.
LAURIAT, CHARLES E., Jr., Boston.
LEAROYD, Mr. and Mrs. C. A., and
maid, Sydney. !
LEARY, JAMES, New "ork.
LEIGH, EBAN A., Liverpool.
LETTS, GERALD A., New York.
LOBB, Mrs. POPHAM. New York. v
LOGKHART, R R., Toronto.
LONEY, Mr. and Mrs. A. D., and maid,
New York. . ' '
LONEY, Miss," New York.
LUCK. Mrs. A. C., and two children,
- : - A 'M- ; '.-'
McCONNELL, JOHN W., Memphis,
McDONALD, Miss FRANCES, Mon
McLEAN, WILLIAM, New York.
McMURRAY, L., Toronto. .
McMURTRY, FRED A., New York.
MACLENNAN, F. B., New York!
MACCONNA, Mrs. HENRY D., New
MACKWORTH, Lady, Cardiff, Wales.
MASON, Mr. and Mrs. STEWART S.,
MATHEWS, A. T., .Montreal.
MATURIN, Rev. BASIL W-, Oxford.
MAURICE, GEORGE, Toronto.
MEDBURY, M. B., New York.
MEYERS, H. H-, New York1.
MILLS, C. B., New York.
MITCHELL, JAMES B., Philadelphia.
MOODIE, R. T., New York.
MORELL, Mrs. M. S-, Toronto.
MOSLEY, G. G., New York.
MUNRO, Mrs., Liverpool, England.
MYERS, HERMAN A., New York.
NAUMAN, F. G., New York. 4- V
NYBLO id, GUSTAV ADOLPH, Cana
da. - ;
-o. . - ', ;
ORR, Dr. J. O., Toronto.;,
QRR, LEWIS F-. and valet, Montreal.
OSBORNE, Mrs. A. B.i Hamilton, On
tario. , - y
PADLET; Mrs. F., Liverpool, England.
PADILLA, FREDERICO G., Consul
General for Mexico in Great Britain.
PAGE, J. H., New York. - . 1
PAPPADOPOULO, Mr. and Mrs. M.
PARTRIDGE, FRANK, New York.
PATNTBR, CHARLES B Liverpool
PAINTER, Mrs. IRENE, Liverpool,
PEARSON, Dr. and Mrs. F. S., New
York. - ,
PEARL, Major and Mrs. F, WARREN
infant and. maid, New , York; , s- .
PEARL Miss AMY W: W., New York
PEARL Miss SUSAN W., and maid.
'New York. . " ,
PEARL, Master STUART ' DUNCAN
D,. New York.' ; - X. ;. ...
PERKING, EDWIN, New-York. -PERRY,
FREDERICK J., Buffalo.
PERRY, ALBERT N., Buffalo. '
PHILLIPS, .WALACE B., New York.
PTR'IE, ROBINSON, Hamilton, Onta-
' rto. , - :
PIERPOINT, WILLIAM Liver
pool,' England. -PLAMONDON
Mr. ' and Mrs. CHAR
LES 'A.. Chicago. . .
POLLAND, HENRY. New York.
POPE. Miss THEODATE and maid,
Farrrilngton.- Conn. . - . i
POWELL, GEORGE A.', New York.
,',"-- - : ;R.
RADCTJrFF.-N.. A.. New York.
RANKIN, . ROBERT, NeW-Tork.
REARDON, F. A., Toronto.
REN AN, Dr. OWEN, New York. '
RHYS-EVANS, A- L... Cardiff, . Wales.
: ROGERS, Mr: and Mrs. F. A-. Toronto.
RUMBLE, T. W. Toronto, i ..
RYERSON, Mrs. G. STERLING, To
RYERSON, Miss LAURA, Toronto.
SCHWAB AC HE R , LEO. M.,Baltimore.
SCHW ARTE, AUGUST W., New York.
SCHWARCZ, MAX M., New York.
SECOMBE, PERCY, Boston..
SECOMBE, Miss ELIZABETH, Bos
ton, ' ; "; - '
SHIELDS, Mr. and, Mrs. VICTOR P.,
SHYMER, Mrs. R. D., New York.
SLIDETJj, M. T., New York.
SMITH, Miss JESSIE TAFT. Brave-
SONNEBORN, H. B., Baltimore. i
STACKHOUSE, Commander J. FOS
TER, London.. '-,
STEPHENS, Mrs. G. W.; Infant, nurse,
and maid, Montreal.
STEWART, DUNCAN, MontreaL
STURDY, C. F., Montreal. ,
TAYLOR, R. L, Montreal. ' '
THOMAS, D. A.,. Cardiff, Wales., '
THOMPSON, Mrl and Mrs. E. BLISH,
Indiana. . i
TTBERGHIEN, GEORGE, New York.
TIMIS, R., New York.
TOOTAL, F. E. O., London.,' ,
TOWNLEY, ERNEST, Toronto.
TROXLEY, E., Toronto.
THURTON G. H., Melbourne, Austra
TRUMBULL, Isaac, Bridgeport.
TWENLOW, Miss MABEL. New York.
VANDERBILT, ALFRED G... and va
let, New Yorki
VAN STRAATEN, MARTIN, London,
England. !, - -
VASSAR, W. "A. F., London.
WAKEFIELD, Mrs. A. T. New York.
WALKER, D.; New York.
WATSON, Mrs. WALLACE, Montreal.
WILLEY, Mrs. CATHERINE E., Lake
; Forest, 111.
WILLIAMS. T. H., New York.
WILLIAMSON, C, P., New York.
WITHERBEE, Mrs. A. F., and Mas
ter A. L., New York.
WITHINGTON, LATHROP, Boston.
WOOD, ARTHUR, New York. ,
-.-y. - . .- K -
YOUNG, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.,. Hamil-
ton, Ontario. '
YOUNG, PHILIP, Montreal.
3 YEARS' WORK COST, $8,000,000;
SUNK BY TORPEDO COST, 4,000.
The following' estimate may serve to present to the readers of The
Farmer a mental picture of the giant liner Lusitania in comparison with
the small hut deadly submarine torpedo that destroyed her:
Average length of a torpedo 16 feet
Length of the Lusitania 790 feet
Average eost of a torpedo , . . . $4,000 1
Approximate eost of yie Lusitania $8,000,000
' Time required to make and test a torpedo . . 3 months
Time required to build the Lusitania ?. . . 3 years
, " AND'
TIME REQUIRED TO DESTROY THE LUSITANIA
WITH A TORPEDO . 15 minutes
New York, May 8. When the Lus
itania sailed from here last Saturday
she had aboard 1,253 passengers.
Some nervousness had been caused
because of - the publication in the
morning papers of Saturday of an ad
vertisement warning intending trav
elers that a state of war existed be
tween Germany and Great Britain-and
her, allies;- that -the zone of war in
cludes the waters adjacent to the
British Isles; that in accordance with
notice given by the German govern
ment, vesssels flying the flag of Great
Britain;' are liable to destruction, in
those waters, and' that travelers sail
ing in the war zone in ships of Great
Britain or her allies do so at their
own risk. ' -.'.' j
': This advertisement was signed "Im
perial German , Embassy."
This warning apparently did not
cause many cancellations for the ship
sailed with a very full passenger list.
Just before the steamer's departure
i. number ofi'the passengers received
telegrams at the pier signed- by names
unknown to them' and presumed to ba
fictitious, advising them not to sail aa
the liner was to be torpedoed by sub
marines. Alfred Gwynn Vanderbilt
was one of the passengers who receiv
ed such a message. He destroyed the
message without comment.
Charles P. Sumner, general agent of
the Cunard line, was at the pier and
in a statement made then said that the
voyage of the Lusitania would not be
attended by any risk whatever as the
liner had-a speed of 25 knots and
was provided with unusual watertight
.In commenting on the reported tor
pedoing of the Lusitanla, marine men
pointed out that in their opinion the
Lusitania eould not be sunk by a sin
gle torpedo. . " .
The . Lusitania was delayed for
more than two and a half hours in
sailing for Liverpool last Saturday on
account of having to take over 163
passengers from the Anchor lino
steamer Cameron which was charter
ed at the last moment by the British
FEW FIRST CLASS
New York, May 8. The Cunard
line issued an announcement to-day
saying that kit had received a cable
gram from Liverpool which, said the
admiralty had announced that only a
fewj first class passengers had ,been
saved and that three boats were re
ported to be ' bringing one hundred
bodies to Queenstown. t
Alfred Gwyinne Vanderbilt appar
ently perished when the; Lusitania
went down, according to, a message
to Ambassador Page from the United
States consul at Queenstown.
DR. HOWARD L. FISHER
AND SON ALL SAVED.
Washington, May 8, Dr. Howard
L. Fisher and son, Walter L. Fisher,
former secretary of the Interior, who
was on the Lusitaiila going to the
American Red Cross Unit in Belgium
cabled to his wife here to-day that
he was safe and well.
RS. ALFRED G. VANDERBILT .
SEEKING NEWS OF WEALTHY
HUSBAND, REPORTED L1ISS
New York, May Many persons
notable In i the business or social life
of New York city were among those
whose names were missing from -the
Jist of survivors of the Lusitania made
public by the line here and. at Queens
town! Of those not ' reported as be
ing saved Alfred G. Vanderbilt is one
of the , most widely known. . Inherit
ing the bulk of the estate of his fath
er, estimated at $70,000,000 to $100,-
000. , He Is' one of the most wealthy
men. of New York. ; Mrs. Vanderbilt
at her home here was trying today to
obtain any news that might show that
her husband was saved. .
Elbert Hubbard, editor, of the -Phil
istine, author of essays and publisher,
at.. East Aurora, . N. ' Y-, is, known
throughout the country as "Fra .El-
Charles Frohman, . one. . of the
world's best known theatrical pro
ducers accompanied , by his wife, was
BRITISH GOVERNMENT- DENIES
THAT LUSITANIA WAS A
also one- of the passengers. Among
others whose names had not been in
cluded In the list of survivors were:
Commander J, Foster Stackhouse,
U. S. N. retired., who started for New
York in connection with his work for
the Belgian . relief committee; A. L
Hopkins, president of the Newport
News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.,
who was said to haye gone abroad on
a - business trip in connection with
shipbuilding; C. C. Chever Hardiwck,
of Efst Orange, N. J., of the firm of
Burr ft-Hardwick, Importers; Gerald
JL Letts, : an importer and. dealer in
antiques; Herman, A. Meyers, head of
the feather Importing house of H. &
E. & S. . Meyers; Dr. P. S. Pearson,
president of the Pearson Engineering
Co., who sailed with his wife for a
visit to England; H. S. Stone, who
was widely known as the one time
head of the book publishing firm of
H. S. S. Stone & Co.
; London, May 8 The British government today made the
following announcement:: . ' "
"The statement appearing in some newspapers that thei
Lusitania was armed is wholly. false." -
UNIDENTIFIED INFANTS PERISH
CLASPED IN EACH OTHERS
Queenstown, May 8. Bodies of vic
tims who died of injuries or exhaus
tion lie in hotels, boarding houses and
hospitals. . .
Two little children who were
brought ashore clasped in each oth
er's arms have not yet been identified.
Mrs. Stanley Lines., who was brought
ashore in one of the ship's boats im
mediately started a search of the city
to find her husband. She learned at
4 o'clock this morning that he was ly-
lng dead in one of the hotels.
The women -landing presented a pit
iful appearance. ': Some of them were
covered only with blankets. Many
children were without their parents. .
The funerals of most of the British
victims will, be held at Queenstown,
Sunday. ' ' -
Two stokers have confirmed the re
port that the steamer was struck by
torpedoes. , The first entered No.. 1
stokehold and the second in the en-gineroom.
FOUR STEAMERS LEAVE BOSTO
IN PATH OF THE LUSST A
Boston, May 8 Mrs. Henry Adams,
reported among those saved from the
Lusitania at Queenstown.. is a resi
dent of England. With her hushrand
she had been visiting friends here and
the couple were ' registered on the
passenger list as from Boston. . Be
cause of a similarity of names it was
thought last night that the names
on the list were those of Tenry Adams
and wife of Newton but it was learned
that they had not sailed.
Oliver Bernard, another survivor
booked from Boston, is a Londoner
who has been here with a theatrical
News of the loss of the Lusitani;i
did not prevent the sailing of the Ley
land line freighter Ninian for Man
chester, last night, and three other
steamers, were to ... sail for ... British
ports today. A few cattlemen who
had intended to sail on one of thes
vessels decided to abandon