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FRIDAY, MAY 14, . 1913.
ilA I ibiili
About 140 Americans Lost When
Lositania Was Tomedoed by
German Submarine.
No Warning Given In 111
Fated Craft by Ilia
The nation Is recorerlng slowly from
the shock and horror caused by the
sinking of the steamship Lusitanla of
the Cunard line, off the Irish coast, a
few miles outside of Queenstown bar
bor. The loss of more than 1,400 lives
about 140 of whom wr .i-un '...:
men, women and chlldir-M, Pka v. .
whom were noncombatants, hsj cv:n
one of the greatest sensations of ji;
era times. The submariro a:
caused the catastrophe is betve,
be one of the powerful V clasp f..n
which are held responsible for tas '
of the steamship Falaba and other ;
senger and freight ships In British I
The suddenness of the attack is held
responsible for the terrific loss of life,
as the deadly missiles came without
warning while the passengers were
dining, and the Lusitaula disappeared
beneath the waves within fifteen min
utes. What Survivors Say.
Survivors say that the first torpedo
struck the hull of the ship directly in
the space occupied by the engine room.
The second hit her cargo section, and
is thought to have exploded an enor
mous quantity of ammunition said to
have been stored there. At any rate,
several explosions occurred as the
steamer listed and sank bow first
Survivors united In declaring no
warning was given. So desperate were
conditions that only ten lifeboats could
be launched. Indescribable scenes were
enacted as the helpless passengers
struggled for their lives in the sea.
The official British press bureau in
London gave out the following report
from the admiral in command at
"The torpedo boats, tugs and armed
trawlers which went to the rescue of
the Lusitanla passengers from Queens
town are all In, with the exception of
the Heron.
Few First Clan Passengers Saved.
"Only a few of the first class pas:
aengers were saved. It is understood
that they thought the ship would float.
She sank In from fifteen to twenty-five
"It Is reported that she was struck
by two torpedoes.
"Tbe Cunard agent gives 2.1C0 as the
tntnl nnmlipr aboard.
"The Cnnard company reported the
nationalities of the passengers as fol
lows: Saloon British, 179; American.
100; Greek. 3; Swede. 1; Mexican. 1;
Swiss, 1. Second class British. 521;
American, 65: Russian. 3; Belgian. 1:
Hollanders, 3; French. 5: Italian. 1; un
i known, 2.
-au tae uteersse there are said to
I t vw vo 'if"' 5 if f "? j Hll
full Information 'phono, wlro or writ, to
u c RRETNEY. Florida Passenftr Afent
Let Ui Pfrn Yeur Tur n Arfnjt pwii
TRAVELLERS intending tol
esibark on the Atlantic voyage
are reminded .that, a state of
war exists between Germany
and her allies and GreatBritian;
land her allies; that the zone of
war includes the praters adja
cent to the .British Isles; that,
im accordance with! formal .no
tice given by the Imperial Ger-
man Government, vessels fly
ing the flag of Great Britian. or
u any of her allies, are lwblo to:
' , 'struction in those waters and
t:.r it travellers sailinff in the
jtffY 20ne on ships of GreaU
ilflriti'U or her allies do- so at
jthtsar wn risk.
t W"aiNGT()J. D C APRIL 32. 191..
have been thirteen Americana.
The tragedy took place about ten
miles off the Old Head of Klnsale. As
soon as the I.usitanla's wireless call
for assistance was received at Queens
town Admiral Coke, In command of
the naval station, dispatched to the
scene all assistance available.
The tugs Warrior. Stormcock and Ju
lia, together with five trawlers and the
local lifeboat In tow of a tug. were
hurried out to sea.
Weather conditions aided in the work
of rescue, hut the suddenness witu
which the liner plunged to the bottom
of St (Jeorge's channel made it impos
sible to get off all on board.
From the reiwrts thus far received,
officers and crew acted with the ut
most bravery. In the greatest sea dis
aster since tbe sinking of the Titanic
they went expeditiously about their
task of getting as many as possible of
the passengers away before the inevi
table moment when the great hulk
they trod must make Its final dive to
Meanwhile aid had started from a
dozen directions, and soon the boats
were picked up by steam vessels and
smaller craft But before this hap
pened the stricken linpr, -with so many
human souls still aboard, had gone
It is known that among so many
victims there are many Americans, and
in the view of those in authority here
the death of these presents to the Unit
ed States the greatest problem she has
faced during the present war.
Bodies Brought Ashore.
One hundred bodies were brought
ashore at Queenstown on the Cunard
wharf from the rescue tug Stormcock
and other steamers, which brought over
000 survivors, it is stated that these
persons died of exhaustion while on
their way to Queenstown from the
scene of the disaster. The bodies were
removed to the town hall.
When the survivors reached the
wharves doctors and ambulances were
waiting, and pitiful scenes were wit
nessed there. There was u large pro
portion of women among the arrivals.
Their clothes were soaked with water
They were hatless and shoeless, and
many were auable to walk.
Most of the survivors had suffered
severe Injuries to their legs and other
parts of their bodies, and many had to
be placed upon stretchers and removed
to the quarters which had been spe
daily prepared for them.
What the Captain Says.
Captain William T. Turner of the
Lusitanla expressed no fear for the
safety of his ship when he sailed from
New York.
"1 wonder what the Germans will
do next ?" was his only comment when
he read the advertisement sent out by
the German embassy, warning Ameri
cans that they sailed at "their owu
risk" on British ships, which were lia
hie to destruction in the war zone.
When Captain Turner was questioned
regarding tiie ship being met off the
Irish coast by British torpedo destroy
ers he replied:
"The admiralty never trouble to send
out to Lieet tbe Lusltnnia. They only
look after the ships that are bringing
the big guns over, like the Orduna and
the Transylvania, last voyage. On the
last eastward trip I uever saw a war
shii t'ut w rbrt T4verno-l"
uue or tne cuwnu r.uiv?r "!" was,
on the I.usltaniii on her last voyage,
continued Captain Turner's statement
that the liner had not sighted n single
warship on her voyage.
Captain Turner stood at bis post on
the bridge until his ship went down
and was rescued three hours afterward
wearing a life belt, according to D A,
Thomas, the Cardiff (Wales! coal mag.
"Our course was shaped for shorn
immediately after the torpedo Btruels."
he said. "There is a difference of opin
ion as to whether the steamship was
struck by more than otie torpedo, but 1
heard only oue."
Ernest Cowper, Toronto Writer, De
scribes Attack, Seen From Desk.
A sharp look out for submarines was
kept aboard the Lusitanla as she ap
proached the Irish coast, according to
Ernest Cowper. a Torouto newspaper
man, who was among the survivors
landed at Queenstown.
He said that after the ship was tor
pedoed there was no panic among the
crew, but that they went about the
work of 'getting passegera into the
boats in a prompt and efficient manner
"As we neared the coast of Ireland,"
said Mr. Cowper. "we all joined in the
lookout for a possible attack by a sub
marine was the sole topic of conversa
"I was chatting with a friend at the
Tail about 2 o'clock when suddenly I
caught a glimpse of the conning tower
of a submarine about 1.000 yards dis
taut I immediately called my friend's
attention to It. Immediately we both
saw tbe track of a torpedo followed
almost instantly by an explosion. Por
tions of splintered hull were sent fly
Ing Into the air, and then another tor
pedo struck. The ship began to list
to starboard.
"Tbe crew at once proceeded to get
the passengers into boats in an orderly,
prompt and elllcient manner. Miss
Helen Smith appealed to me to save
her. I placed her In a boat and saw
her safely away. 1 got Into one of the
last boats to leave.
"Some of tbe boats could not be
launched, as the vessel was sinking.
There was a large number of women
and children in tie second cabin. For
ty of the children were less than a year
From Interviews with passengers It
appears that when the torpedoes burst
thev sent forth sjiffocatlng fumes.
"Your boys were in, my appletree
again," observed the first suburbanite.
"If you say anything more about it,"
declared the second ditto, "I'll send
you the doctor's bill." Philadelphia
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It is a good plan when traveling to
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or written on the inside cover of a
trunk. Then In case of loss of check,
or any mistake, it can be identified by
the' owner to the satisfaction of the
railway officials by simply opening are
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. S (fey
Noted Hsu Anttng Those on
111 Fated Liner.
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Heir to
Vast Millions; ' Charles Frohman,
Greatest of Theatrical Managers;
Elbert Hubbard, the Author, and
Charles Klein, Playwright.
The list of first class passengers on
the Lusitanla follows:
Adams, Henry, Boston.
Adams, Airs. Boetun.
Adams, A. H., New York.
Adams, VV. McM., New York.
Allan, Lady, and maid, Montreal.
Allan, .Miss Anna. Montreal.
Allan. Miss Gwen, and maid. Montreal.
Alles. N. N., New York.
De Ayala, Julian, Cuban consul general
at Liverpool.
Baker, James, England.
Baker, Miss M A., New York.
Baldwin, H P
Baldwin, Mrs.
Barnes. Mr
Bartlett, Q W. B London, England.
Bartlett. Mrs.
Bates. Linden. Jr., New York, exassum-
blyman and author
Battersby, J J Stockport, England.
Bernard, Ollvt r. Boston.
Bernard. C P., New York.
Blllcke, Albert C, Los Angeles, CaL
Blllcke, Mrs
Bistis. Leonidafl. Atlanta, Ga.
Black, J J , New York.
BloomfleUI, Thomas; New York.
Bohan, James. Toronto
Boulton, H., Jr., London. England.
Bowring, Charles Y, New York.
Braithwalte, .Miss Dorothy. Montreal.
Brandell, Miss Josephine. New York.
Brodrick, C. T.. Boston
Brodrkk-Cloete, VV., San Antonio, Tex.
Brooks, J H., New Yorl.
Brown. 11 H.
Brown. Mrs M. C. New York.
Burnside, Mrs. J. S.. and maid, New York
Bruno, H A., Momclulr, N. J.
Bruno. Mrs
Burgess. Henry G
Burnside, Miss Ivts, New York.
Buswell. P
Bylngton, A J.. London, England.
Byrne, Michael G., New York.
Campbell-Johnston, Conway 8.. London
Campbell-Johnston. Mrs
Campbell, Alexander, London, England.
Chabot. D L.. Montreal.
Chapman. Mrs. v Toronto.
Charles. J H Toronto
Charles, Mips Doris. Toronto.
Clarke, Itev Cowley, London, England.
Cohen. M.. New York.
Clarke, A. R.. Toronto.
Colebrook, H G., Toronto.
Conner, Miss Dorothy, New York.
Copping, George K.. Toronto.
Copping. Mi-s
Crichton. Mrs. William, New York.
Crompton, Paul. Philadelphia.
Crompton, Mrs., infant and nurse.
Crompton. Steven.
Crompton, John.
Crompten, Miss Alberta,
Crompton, Miss Catherine.
Crompton, ltomelly.
Crooks. Robert VV., Toronto.
Cross. A. B.
Daly, H. M.
Dearbergh, R. E.. New York.
Depage, Mrs. A., New York.
Dingwall, C. A., Chicago.
Dougall. Mi?s C. Quebec.
Drake, Audley, Detroit, Mich.
Dredge, Alan, New York
Dredge. Mrs., New York.
Dunsmuir. James. Toronto.
Emond, W. A Quebec
Fenwick, John, Switzerland.
Fisher, Dr Howard, New York.
Forman, Justus M ., New York.
Fowles, Charles F. H., New York.
Fowles. Mrs
Freeman. Richard R., Jr.. Boeton.
Friedenstein. J . London, England.
Friend. Edwin V Farmington, Conn.
Frohman, Charles, and valet. New York.
Gauntlett, Fred J., New York.
Gibson. Mathew.
(lilnin. G. A.. England.
Gorer, Edgar, New York.
Grab. Oscar F ., New York.
Grant, Montagu T Chicago.
Grant, MrB.
Hammond, Frederick 8., Toronto.
Hammond, Mrs.
Hammond. O. H., New York.
Hammond, Mrs.
Hardwick, C. C. Now York.
Harper. J. H
Harris, Dwlgnt C New York.
Hawkins. F. W., Chicago.
Hill. C. T., London. England.
Hodges, William 8.. Philadelphia.
Hodges, Mrs.
Hodges, W. 8 , Jr.
Hodges. Dean W Philadelphia.
Holt, W. R., Montreal.
Home. Thomas, Toronto.
Hopkins, A. u. New York.
Houghton, Dr. J. T., Saratoga.
Hubbard. Elbert, East Aurora, N. I.
Hubbard. Mrs.
Hutchinson, Miss P., Orange, N. J.
Jeffery. T. C, Chicago.
Jenkins, Francis B.
Jolivet. Miss Rita, New York.
Jones, Miss. New York.
Keeble, W.. Toronto.
Keeble, Mrs.
Kellett, Francis C, New York.
Kempson. M.. Toronto.
Kenan. Dr. Owen, New York.
Kennedy, Mrs C. Hickson, New York.
Kennedy, Miss Kathryn, New York.
Keser, Harry J . Philadelphia.
Keser, Mrs.
Aessler, George A., New York.
King. T. B., New York.
Klein Charles. New ork.
Knight. C. Harwood. Baltimore.
Knight. Miss Elaine H.
Knox. M. N.. Philadelphia.
Lane. Sir Hugh. England.
Lasaetter. Mrs. H. B., London, England.
Lassetter. F., London, England.
Laurtat, Charles E.. Jr., Boston.
Learoyd. a A,. Sydney, Australia.
Learoyd. lira., and maid, Sydney, Aus
Leery. James. New Tors.
Lehmann, Isaac.
Leigh, Evan A.. Liverpool. England.
Lells, Gerald A., New York.
Levlneon. Joseph.
Lawln, r. Our.
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Lonuy. Mrs. Hiid maid
Loney. Miss
Luck. Mrs A C, Worcester, mass,
Luck. Eldrklge C.
Luck, Kenneth C,
McConnel. John W , Memphis, Tenn.
McLean. Walter, New l ork.
McMurray, L., Toronto I
McMurtry, Fred A , New York.
MacLennan. F. E.. New York.
MacDona, Mrs. Henry D., New York.
Mackworth. Lady. Cardiff. Wales.
Mason, Stewart S., Boston.
Mason, Mrs.
Mathews, A. T., Montreal.
Maturln, Rev. Basil W.. Oxford, England.
Maurice. George, Toronto.
Medbury, M. B., New York.
Miller. Capt. J. B.
Mills. C V., New York.
Mitchell, James D.. Philadelphia.
Moodie, R. T., New York.
Morell. Mrs. M. 8., Toronto.
Morrison, K. J., Canada.
Mosley, G. G., New York.
Munro, Mrs., Liverpool, England.
Myers, Herman A, New York.
Myers. J. L.
Naumann, F. G., New York.
Nyblom, Gustat Adolph, Canada.
Orr. Dr. J. O., Toronto.
Orr, F. Lewis, and manservant, Montreal.
Osborne, Mrs. A. B., Hamilton, Ont.
Osborne. Miss T. O.
Padley, Mrs. C, Liverpool, England.
Padllla, Federico G., Mexioo, Consul Gen
eral for Mexico at Liverpool.
Page, J. H., New York.
Pappadopoulo, M. N., Greece.
Pappadopoulo, Mrs.
Partridge, Frank, New York.
Paynter, Charles E., Liverpool, England.
Paynter, Miss Irene, Liverpool, England.
Peardon. F. A., Toronto.
Pearson, Dr F. 8., New York. v
Pearson, Mrs., New York.
Pearl, Major F. Warren, New York.
Pearl, Mrs., Infant and maid.
Pearl, Miss Amy W. W., New York.
Pearl, Miss Susan W., and maid. New
Pearl, Master Stuart Duncan D.
Perkins, Edwin. New York.
Perry. Frederick J., Buffalo, N. Y.
Perry, Albert N., Buffalo, N. Y.
Phillips, Wallace B New York.
Pirie, Robinson, Hamilton, Ont,
Pierpolnt, William J., Liverpool, England
Plamondon, Charles A., Chicago.
Plamondon, Mrs.
Pollard, Henry, New York.
Pope, Miss Tfceodate, and maid. Farming
ton, Conn.
Posen, Edward.
Powell, George A., New York.
Ratcllff, N. A., New York.
Rankin, Robert, New York.
Rhys-Evans. A. L., Cardiff, Wales.
Robinson, Charles E.
Robinson, Mrs.
Rogers, F. A., Toronto.
Rogers, Mrs.
Rumble, T. W., Toronto.
Ryerson, Mrs. G. Sterling, Toronto.
Ryerson, Miss Laura.
Schwabacher, Leo M., Baltimore.
Schwarte, August W., New York.
Schwarcz. Max M New York.
Scott, A. J., Chicago.
Secombe, Percy. Boston.
Secombe. Miss Elisabeth.
Shields, Victor E , Cincinnati.
Shields. Mrs.
Bhymer, Mrs. R. D, New York.
Bigurd, Jacobus,
811vs, Thomas J. i
Slidelt, T, New York.
Smith, Miss Jessie Tart. Bracevtlls, (X
euuhrn n R RAltlmora.
Stackhouse. Commander J. Foster,
don. England.
Stephens. Mrs. O. W, and maid.
Stephens. Master John B. X, and
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Taylor, R. L.. Montreal.
Tessen. T. B.
Tessen, Mrs
Thomas, D. A . Cardlft, Wales,
Thompson, E. Ullsh, Indiana. 1
Thompson, Mrs
Tlberghien, George, New ork.
Tlmmis, R. J , New I ork.
Tootai, F. E. O., uondon. England.
Townley, Ernest, Torunto. !
Trumbull, Isaac F., Bridgeport, Conn.
Turner, Scott, New orn.
Turton, G H.. Melbourne, Australia.
Twenlow, Mise Mabel. New lork-
Van Straaten. Martin, London.
Vanderbilt. Alfred U , and valet. New
Vassar. W. A. F., London, England.
Vernon. G. L. P.
Wakefield, Mrs. A. T., New York.
Walker, R. D New York.
Watson. Mrs. Wallace, Montreal.
Watson, Mrs. Anthony, New York.
Wiley, Mrs. Catherine E.. Lake Forest,
William. T. H.. New York.
Wltherbee, Mrs. A. S., New York.
Witherbee. Master A L.
Withington. Lothrop, Boston.
Wood. Arthur, New York.
Wright. Robert C.
Young, J. M., Hamilton, Ont
Young, Mrs.
Young, Philip, Montreal.
O. S. Crab.
Major and Mrs. Pearl and two children,
Stuart D. Pearl and Ardray Pearl.
Mrs. Jessie Taft Smith.
Charles C. Hardwick.
Mrs. Stanley L. B. Lines.
C. T. Hill
Robert Rankin.
Miss Loney.
Mrs. William Donerty and Infant.
Thomas Phillips.
William McAdams.
J. H. Houghton.
John M. Sweeney.
Ogden H. Hammond.
J. H. Brooks
Charles T. Jeffry.
Mm. C. H. Lund.
Arthur Shepherdson.
Dr. D V. Moore.
Clinton Bernard. ,
Herbert Light.
J. Llnnson, Jr.
Edith Williams.
James J. Leary.
Thomas Slldell.
Mrs. John Wolfenden.
Mrs. Nina Holland.
Mrs. Thomas Mesh.
L. L. McMurray.
Rqbert Kay
R. R. Lock hart.
Owen Cannon,
Dwlght C. Harris.
Fred S. Judson.
Ed. M. Collie.
R. C. Wright.
F. J Gauntlet.
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Patrick O'Donnell.
Mrs. Cyril H. Bremerton.
George A. Kessler.
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