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Sixty to Eighty Persons Killed or Injured
on Cross Channel Ship
Paris, March - "> --About rifty lives,
were lost by the torpedoing yesterday ;
of the Cross Channel steamship Sussex,
according to tin* latest official idvices.
Some estimates of the number
dead run as hiuh as mi M v-t of those'
were French women.
Little doubt exists at the ' merican
vnibass} tonight that seme American
lives were i<st. several Americans
.ire known to have 1 een badly inj?r^d.
Twenty-five of The :>^0 passengers
board ha:l been officially registered as
American <.
L About -U persons, it i- stated, were
K killed by the explosion, which liter
:i"\- r-.ro ownv ;ho hnw <> the shin.
wliere many passengers were gather ?!
Numerous witnesses agree .
an American girl was among those
* killed by the explosion.
The girl is believed to haue been
Miss Elizabeth Baldwin, daughter of
"Prnf Tamosi \Inrlc Rj>ldwin of Bdlii
more. Her mother, Heier. Baldwin, is
now in the hospital at Boiogne. Her
lather was saved.
All accounts agree that the steamship
was torpedoed without warning, j
Affidavits to this effect were .received
by the American embassy tonight from
Samuel Flagg Bemis, a Harvard research
man; .John H. Hearlev. a news-I
paper correspondent of Albany, X. Y
and T. S. Culbertson of Pennsylvania.
The French minister of marine also
announced officially tonight that the
>?iirsav was tornedoed. The official
announcement failed to state whether
she was armed.
Despite statements that good discipline
was maintained, it is evident
i that panic reigned after the explosion.'
Many passengers jumped overboard.
* More than hal?: of those who leaped
into the water are believed to have
lost their lives.
There was a wild scramble for the
boats. The second boat lowered was i
3k overturned. It contained forty persons.
Passengers say that fully half
the persons in this boat were drowned.
lireSJI ClIilXCUlL^ in asici tailing t.iactly
who /are saved and who lost has
been caused by the fact that British
destroyers, which came to the rescue
of the passengers, took about 70 of
them to Dover. About 150 others have
been landed at Bologne. There is-now ;
rno means of knowing who is missin? |
until the various lists of the survivors!
can be put together.
The ship was torpedoed at 3:05 p.
in. off Dieppe. The torpedo tore the
fore part o: the ship away and it seemed
inevitable that she. would sink. She
was, however, stvved by her water tight
compartments and floated, helpless for
several hours before other ships were
The explosion wrecked the wireless
apparatus, rendering the calling for
" help impossible.
The wireless operator rigged up a
temporary contrivance, but it failed
tr> work well, and when it did work
he gave the wrong location to would
be rescuers.
Miss Gertrude Warren of New York
and 'St. Louis was one of those who
u ~ I
saw the torpedo before it hit the sux-:
sex. She said tonight:
"I was sitting aft on the upper deck
reading when the Commotion caused
me to look seaward. There I saw a
ripple of the water showing the track
I of the on coming torpedo. I shrieked a
warning, but simultaneously there
was a terrific explosion. j
"A column o '-water rose high above
the boat and crashed on the deck. The
mssile tore at least 23 feet of the
deck away.
"The captain immediately shouted
an order to close the water tight compartments.
Fortunately the fore bulk
heads kept the steamer afloat.
^ "Miss Baldwin, who was seated on
the fore part of the upper deck, was
hit 'by the full force of the explosion.
< 1 saw her mangled body rise high in ,
the air. It fell back on the deck with 1
a sickening thud.
"Shp had been killed outright
"There was an instant rush for the
boats by some of the passengers who
themselves cut the boats clear. Unfortunately
a number of people jumped j
* into the water, mostly women, which
accounts for most of the loss of life, j
"Many hours passed before aid came, (
this being due to the fact that the explosion
put the wireless out of action.
"Eventually a trawler took us off. Then
a destroyer came alor.g and convoyed
ether passengers, mostly wounded, to
Tho minkfpr nf mprinp in an offi
eial statement issued tonight says:
"The British steamer Sussex, carrying
380 passengers, was torpedoed in
the channel by an enemy submarine, j
The captain saw the torpedo 100 me-.
rres away and tried to avoid it, but
the missile struck the vessel in the
"The shock partly destroyed the
wireless apparatus, iIe:j> was delayed
by the wireless operator sending an
inexact location.
" Vost of the passengers wore Tended
ai Rologne. Others were carried
by British destroyers to Knjrland. The
Sussex was towed to port.
"The o/plosion oan.-<- 1 a panic. T!iev<*
were about ."0 victims."
London. March A di-paroh from
Dover says cnaT an "in.porr.int per^onr.-'"
v. hr:so idontitv is concealed bv
t':e - or.sor was aboard iitO Sussex and
escaped in 0110 of ti e "lifeboats, it is
aid that ho too5\ command of the boat
.?> wjiii .1 ail IKi.ian wcmau was itniuand
hold the woman down in the
smotu' Jhe wounded who have been
brought to Dover are George Herbert
Crocker. Jr.. of Fitch bur?, Mass., and
Wilder G. T^enfield, of Hudson. Wis., a
Rhodes scholar at Oxford un! ersity.
Both men have ractmed skulls and
are in the military hospital.
"Edward <VarMiall, American war
rorresnondent who was aboard tne
Sussex was torpedoed.'' he said.
"There was little confusion although
many were hurt by the explosion. Only
a few were drowned."'
The father of Voting Penfield was
wandering about the Victoria station
in London tonight crazed with anxiety
as he was not allowed to go to Dover
to see his son, whose condition is
Mrs. Edna F. Hilton, who is said to
be tne daugnter of a unuen ^taies
judge is also suffering from a nervous
breakdown because of lier experience
and of anxiety for her daughter,
Dorothy, who was injured.
Ambassador Confirms Reports.
Washington, March 2.1.?Ambassador
Sharp at Paris today transmitted a
report from the American consul at
Dieppe saying the Sussex was torpedoed
and that 60 to 80 persons were
wounded or killed by the explosion.
The ambassador added that the
ship had been towed to Bologne and
10 persons landed.
Oipr ilnp Hundred Persons. Including
Five Americans, Reported Lost
in Sinking of Sussex.
London, March 18.?Although there
is still some uncertainty as to the loss
of life in the disaster to the cross
channel steamer Sussex last Friday
there no longer is any doubt that the
death list is much larger than the
early advices indicated. me latesi
figures compiled in London show as
many as 102 persons missing, including
five Americans.
The Sussex had 436 persons aboard,
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counted for: Landed at Dover 72;
landed at Boulogne 250; dead at Boulogne
nine; dea<? at Do>ver three.
The list of missing may be slightly
diminished toy the i'act that some of
the passengers who V.ided continued
their journey without reporting their
The casualties occurred in two ways
? first, in the explosion when the ship
was struck, and second, by drowning
tfVtAvt 4T.T^ lifAhnof C no nci7aH
?> IJCH I v> u mcuv?i.o
Capt. Mouffet, together \ ith several
of the officers and a number of the
passengers, aserts that the ship undoubtedly
was torpedoed. Most of
these witnesses declare they saw the
torpedo when it was a distance of
about 100 yards. Unfortunately they
ay there wa not time enough to avoid
it, although the captain made an attempt
to save his vessel by a quick
The explosion killled or wounded
evral men in the engine room and
some occupants of the sa'0011 directly
above it. Injury to tlie wireless apparatus
prevented calls for help and
it was several hours before assistance
The Sussex now lies in shallow water
in Boulogne harbor. She will not
be a total loss. Most of the damage
is above the waterline. The main
shock o: the explosion wa f spent In
blocking of the fore part of the
The disaster is graphically described
by a Russian passenger, I. X. Lipsart,
who says he jotted down the facts
in regular sequence in his diary. The
riinrv rwrfa
"Friday, 1:30 p. ra., left Folkestone;
Z p. m., torpedoed, boats launched,
wireless restored, smoke of steamer
seen sailing ship on norlzon; 5:30 p.
m., rain falling, lifeboats 300 yards
away; 6 p. m. lifeboats returning; 6
p. ms French trawler arrived from
Boulogne, women taken off, torpedo
boats arrived. Saturday 1:30 a. m?
wounded and officers taken aboard destroyer."
The main facts o" the disaster were
given by M. Lipsart as follows:
| "Torpedo shattered the fore part of
the vessel, although she was traveling
very fast on an unusual course
between Folkestone and Dieppe. There
| was some loss of lit'e at the moment
' of tiie explosion. Dnrinpj the launching
of boats a further lo-s of li e fo lowed
and nearly throe hours later two
: Mats capsi/ed with more casualties
i lie remaining boats wore recalled
the passengers taken back on the
Hip. from which the first persons
"a ere removed by a F;e:ich trav-.jr
half an hour before midnight."
Messsire Km-ived Ijy Washington Kel?i*i\e
One t ;i?>I<? Said to Haw
Told of Injury.
The Stai".
Wellington, March 2(>. vgnod "J.
M. Baldwin," a cable dispatch rom
oBlougne saying "All safe'' was rcceivetl
tonight by J. A. Stcrrett o
Washington, brother-in-law of Miss
Kllznbeth Baldwin, who was said to
have been killed or seriously injured
in the Sussex disaster. This dispatch
.Mr. Sterrett said, established the fact
that James Mark Baldwin, the psychologist.
with his wife and daughter, survived
the explosion aboard the channel
steamer Friday. The fable came
~ i i - i .r?
direct y irom Dr rtaiawm nimseu.
"All safe but all injured" was the
wording of a cable received in Washington
tonight by another person.
President Wilson has displayed the
' keenest interest in the reports regarding
the Baldwin family. The presi
? ? 1 ?" A ? /n ^ T\ T"> o 1 rl .
aent was a sciiooimaie vi iji. uamwin's
in Columbia and later they were
associated in the Princeton < acuity.
"All safe," Dr. Mark Baldwin ca|
bled yesterday from Boulogne to his
son-in-law, J. A. Sterrett, in Washington,
according to a dispatch from Ur.
ctorrott rpfpiv#*d last nisrht bv Cyrus
H. Baldwin, one of the two brothers
of Dr. Baldwin who reside in Columbia.
Suspense in which relatives "nave
waited since the channel steamer Sussex
was reported as having met mis:
hap in the crossing from Folkestone
I to Dieppe, Dr. Baldwin with his- wife
/ijiio-htor hoir>o- i.mnncr her nassen
an u viuu^uvv* v- * x
1 gers, is relieved by this message, al,
though the cablegra? does not Indicate
whether Mrs. i.&Idwin and "Miss
Baldwin are with J: x>aiawm at boulogne.
I TTorlr ronnrts Ipff rP>lat.iveg of the
| JJU1 A. J X V^V* vw -
eminent psychologist and his family
in extreme anxiety, principally m regard
to Miss Baldwin. One version
was tbat she had been saved, but had
suffered a <"racture of the" leg. Another
story was that ,Mi6s Baldwin was
among those killed when the explosion
< '' ti
aboard the steamer occurred^ :j6ome
i of the nress dispatches said Miss
Baldwin had been taken to London
j and her mother to Boulogne and that
i both were in hospitals.
Miss Baldwin and her mother had
! spent the winter in Washington. They
were en route to their home in Paris
with Dr. Baldwin, who had just conJ
eluded a series of lectures at Oxford
* T>? 1 J ti-; rntirinp
university. L/r. nam?lu vu ivmifo
from the faculty of Johns H<J\kins
university, Baltimore, five years ago,
' became head of the department of
psychology and philisophy in the National
University of Mexico. Pending
restoration of normal conditions in
.Mexico, ne iook up ns iesiuetc m
Paris. Since then he has delivered
courses o lectures at the 'Sorbonne
and at Oxford. He was in Columbia
about six months ago.
Miss Baldwin was graduated from
Bryn Mawr college last year and in
iVshington last winter was entertained
extensively. She spent some time in
Paris hospitals after leaving college,
preparing serum for use by the
! French army. Mrs. Baldwin and (Miss
Baldwin left Washington February 27
?nd sailed from New York city March
11 on the steamship Xew York. Mr.
and Mrs. William H. Baldwin of Washington
were at the pier when they sailed.
Dr. Baldwin came up from Oxford
I and joined his family in London.
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render to me an account of their de,
mands. duly attested, against the es
I tate of said deceased.
j Aministrator &c. of Colin Campbell
Davis, deceased.
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