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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1915.
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Two Torpedoes Launched Against
Lusitania by German Submarine
Vessel Sinks in 15 Minutes.
BUT LITTLE PA11C OH BOARD
Those on Ve"el Seemed Too Dazed
to Ileultie What Had liawwncd
Children Caught In Fastenings of
Life Koala llaiiier Iaunclilng Xo
Warniug of Attack Given.
QUEENSTOWN, May 8. D. A.
Thomas, a Welch colliery owner, told
a thrilling story of the disaster.
"We were having; . luncheon when
suddenly the venue I atopped and shook
from stem to stern. There was a
tremendous explosion well forward
which seemed to throw the liner on
Its beam ends. We hadn't believed It
possible that an attack would be
made. The first explosion was fol
lowed by another of equal force. The
steamer shuddered and almost Imme
diately began to list to port Officers
and men rushed on deck and the work
of clearing the lifeboats began. There
was little panic. Everyone seemed
too dated t realize what had happen
ed. For a few minutes we were In
clined to believe the Lusitania would
slay afloat. Hut the constantly In
creasing lint showed there was small
hope. Many passengers were Tunning
here and there about the decks,
though the officers tried their best
to pacify them. Many women were
hysterical and some Infants In arms
were caught In the fastenings of the
Iionts, thus hampering launching. Al
together 10 boats finally were swung
"We had no warning of the attack.
The Lusitania sank within 12 or IB
minutes after being hit the first time."
IH $11 SHIP
COPENHAGEN. May 8. Dispatch
es from Berlin state that hundreds of
telegrams of congratulations have
been received by Grand Admiral Von
Tlrplti. The newspapers, It Is said,
highly praise the work of the sub
marines which they declare avenged
the loss of Admiral Von Spee's squad
ron In the battle with the British off
WEST END TOWNS Will
BET FREIGHT BY TRUCK
FROM COLUMBIA RIVER
russian port of
libau on baltic
Taken by Germans
BERLIN, May 8. Libau, a Russian
port on the Baltic sea has been cap
tured, an officii statement announc
ed. Libau Is one of the chief cities of
the Baltic provinces of Russia against
which the latest German campaign U
being directed. It had been bombard
ed at Intervals by German vessels. ,
llr'tlsh Regain Trendies.
PARIS, May 8. The British re
captured at the point of the bayonet
part of the line trenches in Flanders
previously lost to the Germans, with
heavy loss to the enemy, it was offi
BODY OF CHARLES
till IS FOUND
WHERE SHIP SIN
LIVERPOOL, May 8. The body of
Charles Frohman, the noted Ameri
can theatrical man, was found near
where ths Lusitania sank. , a cable
gram from Queenstown announced. .
NEW YORK, May 8. Broadway
mourned the loss of Charles Froh
man and Charles Klein, two of the
most noted men associated In the the
atrical profession In this country. It
is generally believed both have per
ished. QfEEXSToWX. May 8. A tele-
nhnna m.cgo ira from IfinffRlllA ftnid
that of 14 of the Lusitania survivors
who were taken there, five died from
exhaustion and other injuries.
as Shield for War
Cargo Says German
OFFICIALS OF CIXARD I.IMCR
HF.XY CIIARCKS MADE BY
Rumor Scouted That
American Vessel is
Victim of Torpedo
IJXEK NKV YORK IS REPORTED
TO HAVE MET WITH DIS.
XEW YORK. May 8. A wireless
message received stated the Ameri
can liner Xew York was proceeding
safely to Liverpool. This set at rest
rumors circulated that the Xew York
had been attacked.
NEW YORK, May 8. An official
of the American line this afternoon
scouted a rumor in circulation that
the steamer New York, an American
vessel due at Liverpool, had been tor
pedoed. Officials declared they had
received no word from the London
office. They are not worried by the
rumor and attributed it to nervous
ness as a result of the attack on the
0 TO DEATH WREN
Germany Asked to. Furnish Details of Survivor Tells Story of How Women
Disaster Based on Statements of, and Children, Crazed by Fear,
Struggled for Their Lives.
ko mmm given yessel ship goes down like stone
Survivors Landed at Canadian on Way to England Says
Say That Torpedoes Big Liner Was Simply Shattered
When First Torpedo Struck Sec
ond Completed the Work of De
struction Saw Torpedo Coming.
Were Sent After Lusitania Without
Fir Allowing passengers to Seek
the Small Boats.
CLEVELAXD. Ohio, May 8. Dr.
Bernhard Derburg charged that the
British government carried passen
gers on the Lusitania as a shield for
an Immense cargo of war munitions,
when asked If he anticipated the Uni
ted States might be drawn into war
by the Lusitania disaster.
Derburg said: "That is a question
I cannot discuss. I can only say any
ship flying the American flag and not
carrying contraband of war will be as
safe as a cradle on the sea, but any
other ship is not exempt and will be
as unsafe as a volcano or as the
NEW YORK, May 8. Answering
Derburgs charges Cunard l'ne offici
als stated the Lusitania carried no am
munition or war munitions except a
few cases of small cartridges. It was
also denied the Lusitania was fitted
up as a British auxiliary cruiser and
man of war.
SHEEPMEN OF 2 COUNTIES
LOST $65,000, ESTIMATED
REC'EXT COLD RAIV, WIXD AXD
SNOW EXTAII, DAMAGES IX
ThoURh west end towns want
a permanent road to the river
and will never stop until they
get It they are going to make
use of the open river at once
according to G. L. Hurd of
"J. F. Bagan of Stanfleld has
purchased an auto truck he will
use for hauling freight from the
Umatilla to Hermlston, Stanfleld
and Echo," says Mr. Hurd.
"As business develops he will se-
cure more trucks. Ha has In-
vestlgated the rates to Umatll-
la and the rail rate, from that
point to Inland towns and finds
he can haul by truck at less
than the short haul rail rates
and make a good profit"
Moro than 13tM) persons perish
when Lusitania sinks.
Thrilling stork's aro told of scenes
as Cunard liner (toes down.
utMiA itrautrcmont palls on Renin
for explanation o ftorpedolng of Lusi
live bids received for $10,000 water
West end towns to make use of
open river at once.
30,000 Morrow county sheep bought
for eastern market.
Alleged swindling solicitors run 'to
Colorado sheriff finds fugitive here.
Stanfleld planning for big county
Having purchased 30.000 head of
sheep for eastern markets, C. E. Rude, I
well known stock buyer, has returned,
to Pendleton from a buying trip lnto
Morrow county. As a result of hid
trip there will be more than J100.000
sent Into the sheepmen of that sec
tion. Mr. Rude visited all of the localities,
v.hre the sheep Industry flourishes;
and estimates that the loss Inflicted i
upon the flockmasters of Umatilla
and Morrow counties by the recent j
cold rain, wind and snow can be,
conservatively placed at 165,000. Some
of the sheepmen suffered much worse
than others, he states. He blames
some of the herders who tried to re
turn their flocks to the corrals In
the face of the storm Instead of al
lowing them to drift with the storm
until some sheltered spot was found.
Mr. Rude purchased 9000 sheep;
around Heppner and the balance of
the 30,000 out of Shaniko, Mitchell,
Antelope, Monument and other points
He will receive them here about the
last of the month.
. WASHIXGTOX, May 8. The state
department cabled Berlin asking Ger
many to make a report to the United
States on the sinking of the Lusitan
ia. The rcsquest desires that the re
port be based upon statements of the
commander of the submarine which
attacked the liner, assuming that the
Lusitania was sunk In this manner.
In effect the Urlted States will ask
the kaiser's foreign office If Germany
Is responsible for the sinking of the
Ql'EEXSTOWX, May 8. According
to stories of survivors the Lusitania
was torpedoed without "warning. The
first torpedo exploded in the stoke
hole. Splintered steel flew high In
the air as the great boat shook from
stem to stern from the shock. A s pe
on explosion followed Immediately.
This torpedo completed the tragedy.
Fumes from the explosives permeated
every section of the smashed steamer.
Many passengers fell to the deck un
conscious, while others, staggering
blindly, made their way to where life
boats were being lowered. Within a
few minutes after she was struck the
Lusitania listed rapidly and sunk In
from 1 to 15 minutes. j
WASHIXGTOX. May 8 "All we
reed to tell the public is we are ar
riving at the facts as fast as pos
sible and doing everything possible
for the injured." was the statement
of Bryan. Pressed for information
the secretary said someone on the
Lusitania saw the submarine's peri,
scope seemingly uphold ng the theory (
that the vessel was torpedoed. He
would give no further Information.
It could not be learned whether a
cabinet meeting will be called. I
SHOW THAT ONLY
703 WERE SAVED
Figures are Regarded by the British Admiralty
as Approximately Correct-English Govern
ment Criticised for Not Having Cruisers to
Convoy the Steamship-Prominent Americans
Given up for Lost-Britain Awaits Information
of America's Attitude on Destruction of Vessel
BIDS FOB $40,000 BOND
ISSUE OPENED BY COUNCIL
The opening of bids for the $40,- j
000 water bonds, for the summer
street sprinkling contracts and for thej
contract of building the new lateral j
to the north side sewer system was
practically ail that was done at the
(Continued on page five.)
QUEENSTOWN. May 8. How wo
men, maddened with fear were assist
ed into lifeboats and Innocent men,
women and children were drawn to
their death by the fearful uderdrag
created when the Lusiatania sank,
while harrowing and pitiful cries of
terror swept over the waters during
the last moments of the torpedoed
Cunard liner was told by Ellason My
ers of Stratford, Ontario, a survivor.
Myers was en route to enter the Brit
ish navy as a cadet.
"I had Just come to the upper deck
with two friends for a game of
quoits." said Myers, "when one look
ed over the side and Immediately
cried out In alarm. He saw a streak
coming through the water. 'There Is
a torpedo coming right at us," he
shouted. We watched the torpedo
speeding toward our ship until It
struck. There was a terrific explo
sion and we rushed to the boat deck
Just as a huge quantity of splinters,
debris and masses of water fell;
around us. Four minutes later, a sec
ond torpedo struck. It simply shat
tered the hull. The first was enough
to have sunk the vessel but the sec
ond completed the destruction.
Women Panic Stricken.
"Many women were panic stricken.
I met one entirely crazed by fear. I
tried to calm her and helped her In
to a boat. I saw another boat nearly
swamped I Jumped aboard one of
the boats and the others followed me.
We pulled for all we were worth.
When we were about 2000 yards away
the Lusitania sank.
"The shrieks of the unfortunate
passengers as they were drawn down
by the Buctlon were appalling. We
had to pull hard In order to get away
and not be drawn under ourselves.
"In the meantime we saved as
many as we could and our boat was
crowded to capacity. The ship simp
ly sank like a stone at the finish, the
bottom being literally torn out by
the explosions. The screams coming
from the water during the final mo
ments were terrifying. Although
many passengers had adjusted life
belts they were drawn down like
stones by the terrible suction. Strug
gling to the last to save themselves,
men, women and children went to
(Continued on page eight.)
Steamship Lusitania Which Was Lost
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LONDON, May 8. Only 703 passengers and members of
the crew of the Lusitania were saved, while 1346 probably per
ished when the giant Cunard liner was torpedoed yesterday by
a German submarine off Kinsale, according to reports received
by the admiralty at 2 :15 o'clock'this afternoon. At that hour
the admiralty had received no further report of rescues since
a dispatach from Queenstown announcing that 45 additional
survivors had been landed there during the morning. This
brought the number of persona known to have been saved up to
703 which figure the admiralty regard as approximately cor
rect. It is evident that the sinking of the great liner has brought
about a political crisis in England. It is already certain that
the government will be swamped with pointed inquiries when
parliament reconvenes on Monday from members who favor
reprisals against Germany or equal violence.
Great criticism of the admiralty has been voiced for the
failure of the government to provide the Lusitania with an es
cort of destroyers in view of the fact that anonymous warnings
had been given that the liner would be attacked.
PROMINENT AMERICANS ON BOARD BELIEVED TO
HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN GREAT DISASTER
NEW YORK, May 8. In no list of the survivors which have
been given out have the names of Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Elbert
Hubbard and Charles Frohman appeared. Friends here have
abandoned hope that they have been saved.
ENGLAND AWAITS ATTITUDE OF AMERICA IN
VIEW OF NOTE TO GERMANY IN FEBRUARY
LONDON. May 8. British officials are anxiously awaiting
information from Washington as to the plans of the American
government and the extent to which President Wilson will fol
low the American threats in the note to Germany delivered in
February stating that the Imperial government will be held to
"strict accountability" for the loss of American lives or ships.
It is understood that the British ebvernment will exchange
views with Washington so that an understanding will be
reached before parliament reconvenes on Monday.
The loss of life on the Lusitania has aroused England more
than anything since the declaration of war was made against
Germany. British citizens are asking curiously and Americans
almost angrily, how the president will be able to maintain neu
WASHINGTON, May 8. Owing to the sinking of the Lusi
tania, Secretary of War Garrison has abandoned his contem
plated trip of inspection, saying that he did not want to be ab
sent when such "interesting things are happening." He was
to have left tonight.
At the state department and the White House, officials
were reticent. Stories that an extra session- of congress was be
ing contemplated lacked confirmation.
Chairman Stone of the senate foreign relations committee
asserted that technically the attack on the American tank
steamer Gulflight was more serious than the sinking of the Lusi
tania. ine laixer, oeing a tintisn snip, was subject to German
attacks, he said, and Americans sailed at their own risk after
full warning had been given.
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Here Is how the g'ant Bteamshlp Lusitania looked upon a recent sailing from Xew York harbor in the
early days of European hostilities. The estimates of lives lost In Its sinking off the coast of Ireland are placed
at over 1300. Many of these are Amsricans.
WASHIXGTOX. May ft.Covul
Laureat at Queenstown cabled the
state department that the numVr of
survivors was 634.
Itovlswl Statement Ivdied.
XEW YORK. May & A revised
statement by the Cunard line showed
of life boats and retorn to the Hner
the Lusitania was 49.
TiUsitaula Xot Armed.
LOXDOX, May The British ad
miralty at 1 50 o'clock this afternoon
issued an official denial that the Lust
tanla, was armed.
Warning Again Issued.
XEW YORK, May 8. The Herman
embassy again printed an advertise
ment In newspapers here warning
Americans that travel to Great Krit
a!n and France ti dam.-er.ms The
advertisement was th t'n t t
oho printed on the d.iy th.. i.m,imri t
Hritlh Sliim T,rHl,-,
LONDON'. May 1 The Itnt -H
steamer !ntin was torp.'d 1 a i I i irn
off the .North co-t of Ireland.
VMIm-4 at Mftrgiip.
QfEEXSToWX. Mo- The !-.,.!.
ies of 14 victims Wi re In ih mrg-i
Said "Slil All IHkIiI "
QfEEXSToWX. May H - Mr, t
charge that many pa- m-ri of th
Lusitania were pcruail-d t- '-t n
the numht-r of bailors f'om hr n
by st-vanlH ho ran t-i th JI of
the vessel rryinif .h--' all r!ht, h
wouldn't sink." rn m ol. t,y I! .
(CoatliiUei on pag IM )
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