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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (May 14, 1915)
GERMANS SINK LUSH
THOUSAND UVES ARE LOST
Liner Off Irish Coast Attacked!;
STEAMER SUNK NEAR1NG PORT
Two Torpedoes Crash Into Side of
Vessel While Passengers Are at
v Die in Hospitals.
London The Cunard liner Lusi
tania, which sailed out of New York
last Saturday with more than 2000
persons aboard, lies at the bottom of
the ocean off the Irish coaBt. She was
sunk by a German submarine Friday
afternoon, which sent two terpedoes
crashing into her side, while the pas
sengers, seemingly confident that the
great vessel could elude the German
under-water craft, were having lunch
eon. How many of the Lusitania's pas
sengers and crew were rescued cannot
be told at present, but the official
statements from the British admiralty
up to midnight accounted for not more
than 500 or 600. It was reported at
the Cunard offices, however, that be
tween BOO and 600 had been landed at
Queenstown and about 300 at Clona-
kilty. There were 1251 passengers
and 816 in the crew, a total of 2067,
It is believed more survivors will be
accounted for. Many are reported to
have died in hospitals.
A Dublin dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph company Bays that the latest
reports indicate a loss of life of about
There were dead and wounded among
those brought ashore ; some since have
The Lusitania was steaming along
about 10 miles off Old Head Kinsale,
on the last leg of her vayoge to Liver
pool, when about 2 o'clock in the af
ternoon a submarine suddenly ap
peared, and, so far as all reports go,
fired two torpedoes without warning at
the steamer. One struck her near the
bows and the other in the engine
room. The powerful agents of de
struction tore through the vessels'
side, causing terrific explosions. Al
most immediately great volumes of
water poured through the openings
and the Lusitania listed.
Boats, which were already swung
out on the davits, were dropped over
board and were speedily filled with
passengers who had been appalled by
the desperate attack,
A wireless call for help was sent out
and immediately rescue boats of all
kinds were sent both from the neigh
boring points along the. coast and
Within 15 minutes, as one survivor
estimated, and certainly within half
an hour, the Lusitania had disap
peared. Many rescued were taken to Queens
town by steamers. Others are report
ed as having been landed at the ports
of Clonakilty and Kinsale. Some
dead and injured were taken ashore
with the survivors. Several have died
formal Opening of Celilo Canal
Witnessed by 10,000 Spectators
The Dalles, Or. The government
Wendesday presented to the people of
the Northwest a $5,000,000 instrument
to aid them in developing their re
sources and delivered to them an em
phatic note of warning.
The present consists of the Celilo
canal, which overcomes the natural
barrier in the Columbiariver between
The Dalles and Tumwater, and which,
heretofore, has been the only obstruc
tion to continuous water traffic be
tween the Pacific and thegreat Inland
Liner Not Proved Armed.
Liverpool Scenes reminiscent of
the Titanic and the Empress of India
disasters were to be witnessed in
Liverpool Saturday, when a large
crowd, chiefly women relatives of the
crew of the Lusitania, gathered out
side the Cunard officejanxiously await
ing news of their men.
Little was available, however, but
the people remained calm, although
the strain was terrible.
So far as could be learned here the
Lusitania had no guns aboard.
Two Lifeboats Picked Up.
Dublin The motorboat Elizabeth
las arrived at Kinsale and reports that
et S :30 o'clock Friday she picked up
two lifeboats containing 63 and 16
survivors of the Lusitania, respec
tively. A cork tug took the rescued
to Queenstown. They were mostly
women and children.
The passengers said that owing to
her list to port the Lusitania could not
launch many of her lifeboats.
THE TITANIC DISASTER.
The liner Titanic, of the White
Star Line, on her maiden voyage
from Liverpool to New York, struck
an iceberg at 10 :15 p. m., April 14,
1912. She sank in four and one
half hours. Of the 2206 persons
aboard, 1503 perished.
Of these 1347 were men, 103 wo
men and 53 children. Of the 703
survivors, 315 were men, 836 wo
men and 52 children.
The Titanic was a much larger
vessel than the Lusitania, being the
largest vessel ever floated up to that
time. She was 882 feet 6 inches
long, 92 feet 6 inches beam, 64 feet
deep, with a registered tonnage of
45,000, but an actual displacement
of 66,000 tons.
Sinking of Big Vessel by Germans
Greatly Stirs Official Washington
Washington, D. C. Destruction of
the British liner Lusitania with the
loss of many lives shocked officials of
the United States government and
spread profound grief in the national
Although it was not known how
many, if any, of those lost were
Americans, the view was general that
the most serious situation confronted
the American government since the
outbreak of the war in Europe
The warning of the United States
that Germany would be held to
"strict accountability" for the loss of
"American lives," irrespective of
whether they were aboard belligerent
or neutral vessels when attacked, fo
cused attention on the White House,
where President Wilson until late in
the night read the dispatches with
grave interest. The Prsident made
Secretary Bryan, Counselor Lans
ing, senators and members of the
house who were in the city, waited up
until a late hour for definite news of
the passengers and crew of the sunken
ship. Earlier in the day they had
construed the positive announcements
from abroad that no lives had been
loBt as final, but. later advices dashed
German Military Attache Justifies
Act of Sinking Ship by Submarine
New York Captain Franz von Pa
pen, military attache of the Imperial
German embassy, is quoted by the
New York World as making the first
official German statement regarding
the sinking of the Lusitania. He
"It is deplorable, if true, that so
many lives have been lost. I am
shocked to hear the news, especially
that American lives have been sacri
ficed. "But it was absolutely criminaf for
the Cunard company to carry, and for
the British government to allow the
line to carry, neutral passengers in a
ship which was transporting explo
sives and munitions of war to be used
by Great Britain and her allies.
"The Bhip's manifest will show that
she carried a large amount of picric
and other explosive materials. They
certainly were not intended for peaceful
uses. They were to be U3ed against
Germany and Germany had to defend
herself against them. The best way
was to destroy the ship, and such de
struction was amply justified under
the rules of war."
Manifest Shows Ammunition Val
ued at $200,024 on Lusitania
New York One of the items of the
Lusitania's cargo was ammunition, val
ued at $200,024. The ship carried
5471 cases of cartridges and ammuni
tion, according to the ship's manifest.
Such a passenger ship, it was ex
plained, would not carry high explo
sives, for those articles are shipped on
the British cargo ships. The Lusitania
had a targo of 1200 tons, which is
practically all she could carry. Its
value was put at $850,000.
Jitneys Lose Test Case.
SeattleThe test case, brought in
the Superior court toobtain a decision
on the constitutionality of the new
state law imposing burdensome regula
tions on 5-cent motor buses, was de
cided against the bus owners. Notice
of appeal was given. This decision re
moves the protection given by the
prosecuting attorney to the 600 motor
bus drivers, few of whom have taken
out the state bond. Agents of the
Traction company have obtained the
names of all unbonded motor bus driv
era, and all will be arrested.
Starving Campers Found.
San Bernardino, Cal. Marooned In
the mountains nearly a week by snow
blocked roads and on the verge of
starvation, 18 campers in Little Bear
valley were rescued by a searching
party sent out by county officials. Two
of the rescued, G. W. Allen, of Mil
waukee, and Mevlin Case, of Fenton,
Mich., were seriously ill when found.
The campers had kept themselves alive
for several days on bacon rinds and
PEACE IS TONE OF PRESIDENT
WILSON'S PHILADELPHIA TALK
Philadelphia President Wilson gave
to a gathering of 4000 naturalized
Americans Tuesday night the first in
timation of what course the United
States government will pursue in the
situation resulting from the loss of
more than a hundred American lives
on the British liner Lusitania.
He spoke by implication, but his
hearers interpreted his remarks as
meaning that while the United States
will remain at peace it would seek to
convince Germany of the injustice to
mankind of the tragedy of last Friday.
"America," said the President,
must have the consciousness that on
all sides it touches elbows and touches
heart with all nations of mankind.
The example of America must be a
special example and must be an ex
ample not merely of peace because it
will not fight, but because peace is a
healing and elevating influence of the
world, and strife is not.
"There is such a thing as a man be
ing too proud to fight. There is such
a thing as a nation being so right that
it does not need to convince others by
force that it is right."
These remarks precipitated a tumult
of applause and patriotic enthusiam
emphasized by waving of small Amer
ican flags. The President made no di-
rect reference to the Lusitania trag
edy, but the audience did not hesitate
to read the application of his state
The sentiment expressed by the
President's speech was epitomized
later by one of his closest advisers as
"humanity first." While it had not
yet been determined, he said, exactly
what steps would be taken by the Uni
ted States in the present crisis, the
idea uppermost in the President's
mind was to show that whatever
course is adopted, no matter how vig
orous, it will have as its objective the
good of humanity.
Introduced by Mayor Blankenburg,
who spoke in distinctly German ac
cent, a welcome and an appeal for a
simple allegiance to the United States,
the president carried forward the idea
of the welding of foreign blood in the
makeup of Americans by pointing out
the true goal of right American citi
zenship to be loyalty not to the coun
try of one's birth, but to the land of
"While you bring," he said, "all
countries with you, you come with a
purpose of leaving all other countries
behind you bringing what is best of
their Bpirit, but not looking over your
shoulder and seeking to perpetuate
what you intended to leave in them.
would not certainly be one who would
suggest that a man cease to love the
place of his origin. It is one thing to
love and another thing to dedicate
yourself to the place where you go,
You can't be an American if you think
of yourself in groups. America does
not consist of groups. A man who
considers himself as betonging to a
national group is not yet an American
"My advice to you is to
think first not only of America, but to
think first of humanity, and you do
not love humanity if you seek to di
vide humanity into jealous camps,
German Members Ousted.
London Between 200 and 300 Brit
ish members of the Stock Exchange
have mobilized to prevent, forcibly if
necessary, the entry of any Germans
who might be brave enough to at
tempt to make their way into the
house in disregard of the warning is.
sued by the Stock Exchange commit
tee advising them to remain away.
Excitement ran high around the ex
change and a huge crowd collected in
the vicinity in the expectation of dis
orders. Only a handful of naturalized
Germans appeared in the neighbor
hood, however, and they did not at
tempt to enter the exchange. They
were hustled away and warned not to
Texas Resolutions Are In.
Ausin, Tex. Six resolutions were
introduced in the Texas legislature on
the Lusitania, one Benate resolution
suggesting the severance of diplomatic
relations with Germany. The others
simply express confidence in President
Wilson. The senate, in which five
resolutions were; introduced, including
that for diplomatic severance, com
promised by adopting a resolution
pledging support to President Wilson
"in any course he sees fit to take to
uphold the dignity and honor of the
False Rumors Stir Pit.
Chicago President C. H. Canby, of
the Chicago board of trade, has posted
a notice saying officers of the board
would "hold to strict accountability
any members found guilty of originat
ing or disseminating false rumors.
The notice was inspired by rumors,
first spread among brokers, that Presi
dent Wilson had been assassinated,
The rumor, while promptly denied, ac
celerated a decline in the wheat
Dutch Get Pay for Ship.
The Hague, via London It is offi
cially announced that the German gov
ernment has expressed sincere regret
for the sinking of the Dutch steamer
Katwyk, which was blown up off North
Hinder lightship on April 24 by a Ger
man submarine. Germany explains
that the act was in no wise intentional
and undertakes to make compensation.
MORE SHIP VICTIMS
ARE LIKELY TO DIE
Lusitania's Survivors Quartered
In Hotels and Residences.
flRSUIEEBOAT CAPSIZES; ALL DROWN
Stokers Save 40 Women by ungingenATa!
Overboard, Recovering Boat
and Floating Victims
Queenstown Twenty-three miles
from this port, as the crow flies, an
irregular smear of flotsam on a calm
sea marks the grave of the Cunarder
Lusitania, first trans-Atlantic liner
sunk by a German submarine.
One hundred and forty-nine of 1200
souls who perished with her lie in im
provised morgues in oldj,buildings,Jor-
dering Queenstown harbor.
The 645 survivors here are quartered
in hotels, residences and hospitals,
some too badly hurt to be moved. Two
groups left town Saturday, clad in
misfit clothing, bound for Dublin by
rail and thence by boat to Holyhead.
The injuries of some are so serious
that additional deaths are expected and
nearly all are too dazed to understand
fully what has happened.
The survivors do not agree as to
whether the submarine fired one or
two torpedoes. A few say they
Many attest to tracing the wake of
foam as a projectile came
The only points in which all concur
is that the torpedo struck the vessel a
vital blow aimdships, causing her to
list almost immediately to the star
board. In this careening fashion she
plowed forward some distance, smash
ing the lifeboats davits as she did so
and making the launching of boats well
nigh impossible until headway had
How far the Lusitania struggled for
ward after being struck and how long
it was before she disappeared beneath
the waves are likewise points on which
few passengers agree, estimates of the
time she remained afloat ranging from
eight to 20 minutes. The list to star
board so elevated the lifeboats on the
port side as soon to render them use
It is said only two on that side were
launched. The first of these was filled
with women and children. It Btruck
the water unevenly, capsizing and
throwing its 60 occupants into the sea.
The Lusitania was even then making
considerable headway, and the women
and little children were swept to death
in spite of the attempts of two stokers
to rescue them. These heroic men, ac
cording to the passengers, were
Two stokers, seeing a drifting boat,
dived overboard, recovered it and
pulled in nearly 40 persons, mostly
women. The Lusitania s crew moan
while adhered to the letter to the in
structions which had been given them
and the discipline was rigid.
full Reparation Will Be Demanded
for Loss of All American Citizens
Washington, D. C. A forecast of
the impending note of the United
States to Germany holding that gov
ernment to "a strict accountability"
for the loss of life in the Lusitania,
Gulflight and Falaba disasters is given
1 r ull reparation, which necessar
ily must be in the form of a cash in
demnity, for every American who
went down with the Lusitania, Gulf-
light and Falaba.
2 A pledge by Germany that this
method of submarine warfare, so
shocking to the humanitarianism of
modern civilization, shall cease at
Germany is prepared, according to
the high authority with whom the sub
ject was discussed :
1 To express regret that so many
Americans were drowned, especially
in view of the repeated warnings given
neutrals not to take passage on allied
2 To make such financial reparation
as is proper, where such action is es
pecially required, because under the
treaty between the United States and
Prussia Americans specifically have
the right to traverse freely the waters
of nations with which Germany is at
8 To propose the cessation of sub
marine operations on condition that
the United States induce Great Britain
to permit foodstuffs to reach Germany
The grave question is, what shall be
done in view of this certain reply?
Explosive on Ship Denied.
New York Hermann Winter, head
of the passenger department of the
Cunard Steamship company, declares
that the Lusitania carried no guns,
mounted or unmounted, and no ammu
nition of any kind. "It is true," Mr.
Winter said, "that she had aboard
4200 cases of cartridges, but they were
cartidges for small arms and packed in
separate cases and could not have in
jured the vessel by exploding. The
Lusitania had 1260 shrapnel cases, but
they were empty. There was no ex
plosive of any sort aboard."
Portland Wheat: Bluestem, $1.31;
fortyfold, $1.27; club, $1.26; red
Fife, $1.23; red Russian, $1.19.
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran, $25.50
26 ton; shorts, $27.50g28; rolled
Corn Whole, 35 ton; cracked, $36.
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $14
15 ton; valley timothy, $1212.50;
grain hay, $1012; alfalfa, $12.50
Vegetables Cucumbers, Oregon,
$1.251.50 dozen; artichokes, 75c;
tomatoes, $5 crate; cabbage, 2J3ic
flower, 75c$1.25 dozen; head let
tuce, $2.25 crate; spinach, 6c pound;
rhubarb, 1 ljc; asparagus, 90c
$1.25; eggplant, 25c pound; peas, 7
8c; beans, 1012Jc; potatoes, old,
$1.752 sack; new, 67c pound; car
rots, $1.50 sack; beets, $1.50; pars
nips, $1.25; turnips, $11.50
Green Fruits Strawberries, $1.Z5
2.50 crate; apples, $1 1.75 box;
cranberries, $1112 barrel; cherries,
Onions Oregon, selling price, 75c
sack; country points; California, job
bing price, yellow, $1.75; white, $2.25
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch, case
count, 18J19c; candled, 19J20c.
Poultry Hens, 13i14c; broilers,
2830c; fryers, 1820c; turkeys,
dressed, 2224c; live, 1820c; ducks,
1013c; geese, 89c.
Butter Creamery, prints, extras,
25c pound in case lots; Jc more in less
than case lots; cubes, 2122c.
Veal Fancy, 1010Jc pound.
Pork Block, 1010Jc pound.
Hops 1914 crop, 9J10Jc; con
Wool Eastern Oregon, medium, 25
26c pound; Eastern Oregon, fine, 16
c; valley, 2328; mohair, new
(Jascara baric urn ana new, 4(gj4jc.
Cattle Best steers, $7.60 7.90;
choice, $7(17.50; medium, $6.757;
choice cows, $6.256.66; medium, $5
5.75; heifers, $56.75; bulls, $3.50
5.75; stags, $56.60.
Hogs Light, $7.508.10; heavy,
Sheep Sheared wethers, $5.507;
sheared ewes, $45.75; sheared lambs,
$67.50. Full wools $1 higher.
Tacoma Apples: Winesaps and
Yellow Newtown Pippins, $1.651.75
Comb Honey Yakima, $3.60 crate;
strained honey, $5.50; Idaho, $3.60;
Strawberries, $1.362.25 crate, ac
cording to size.
Cabbage Winnmgstadt, $3.
Beets Home grown, $11.25.
Turnips $1.26 sack.
Potatoes Yakima, $3840 ton;
Idaho, $38; Bweets, $4 cwt. ; new po
tatoes, 616Jc pound.
Tomatoes $4. 60(5)5. 50 a case.
Onions Green, 20c dozen; Walla
Walla, $1.50 cwt.; Oregon Yellow
Danvers, $1.60; Bermudas, $1.75
Garlic 30c pound.
Radishes Local, 20c dozen bunches,
Lettuce Head, $2.25 crate.
Spinach Local, hothouse, 50c
Celery $44. 50.
Rutabagas $1.85 sack. .
Artichokes 75c dozen,
Rhubarb Local, 3c.
Asparagus Waahingtton, $1.50 box,
Green Peas 8c.
Green and wax beans 1012c.
Fresh Meats Steers, 1212Jc
cows. 12c; heifers, 12124c; wethers.
14jc; dressed hogs, lljci trimmed
sides, 15Jc; combinations, 15c; Dia
mond T. C. 161c; yearlings, 15c
Poultry Ducks, live, 1012c;hens,
dressed, 16tfJ18c; live, 16c; springs.
25c; live, 12ai6c; Bquabs, live, 18c
dressed, 28ft 30c; geese, 14c.
Butter Washington creamery, 24
Eggs Fresh ranch, 17ftL20c.
Bluestem is quoted at $1.81 ; forty-
fold, $1.28; club, $1.27; red Fife,
$1.25; red Russian, $1.22.
Hay Clover, $1617; wheat, $14
15; Idaho timothy, $19(20; Ellens-
burg, $1719; mixed, $1718; al
Feed Corn, $37; wheat, $48; whole
barley, $3334; rolled barley, $34
35; shorts, $21; bran, $29; oats, $37
rolled oats, $38.
Seattle Wheat: Bluestem, $1.31
forty-fold, $1.26; club, $1.25; red
Fife, $1.24; red Russian, $1.18.
Barley $24 ton.
Despatch Comet for Cargo,
Reaching Seattle from Southeastern
Alaska, after having gone through the
stormiest passage recorded this season,
the steamer Despatch discharged cargo
and reloaded part of her outward
freight, sailing from there at mid
night Monday for Astoria, where she
takes on cannery supplies for the
North. The vessel belongs to the Bor
der Line Transportation Co., which
operates also the Alkl and Northland,
Bids are to be opened for supplying
2,000,000 feet of lumber for govern
ment railroad construction in Alaska.
Wheat Moves Along Snake.
To move between 60,000 and 70,000
bushels of wheat from the Snake river
country, the steamer LewiBton, of the
O.-W. R. & N. fleet, has been ordered
Into service by "Captain" Budd, su
perintendent of the water lines of that
company. It is said that considerable
wheat has made its appearance from
where growers had it cached, awaiting
higher prices, the recent statu of the
market having drawn small lota from
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
from All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSHELL
Live News Items From
Pacific Northwest and
Commonwealth Condensed for
Our Many Busy Readers.
Berlin newspapers view pessimist
ically Italy's attitude on the war.
Ex-president Taft commends Presi
dent Wilson's policy of strict neutral
ity. A Pennsylvania labor leader says he
advised his followers to learn to shoot,
to resist constabulary.
Portland makes arrangements for
the usual Rose Show to be held during
the coming Rose Festival.
Bryan issues a statement reiterating
this country's Intention to adhere to
the open-door policy in China.
Germans report driving allies from
the Ailly forest, with heavy losses in
killed, wounded and prisoners.
Fighting in the Dardanelles is being
pressed by the allies with satisfactory
results, reports the British commander.
Germans prepare to attack the Rus
sian ports ol Mbau ana Kiga ana
threaten communications with Petro
Abbas Hilmi Pasha, deposed as khe-
dive of Egypt when Turkey entered
the European war, believes he will re
gain the throne.
Two women suffragists besieged
President Wilson all day in the White
House, but were unable to gain an au
dience with him.
Vienna dispatches declare the Rus
sian army in the uarpatmans is in a
trap from which it cannot escape, and
is doomed to capture or annihilation.
The locks around the falls of the
Willamette at Oregon City were
turned over to the government and:
dedicated to the free use of the people.
Japan insists that her "national dig
nity" is of more importance than the
observance of her treaties with other
nations regarding the independence of
Portland will vote' at the coming
June election on the question of in
stalling water meters for all consum
ers, the project involving an outlay of
Upon receipt of a dispatch from-
Berlin, the German school in Rome
closed and the teachers, with a
number of German residents, left im
mediately for Germany.
The left front wheel of a Portland
jitney bus came off and the machine
overturned on the streetcar tracks,
killing one of its passengers instantly.
The driver was injured but the three
other occupants of the car escaped
with a Blight shaking up.
The steamer Undine returned to
Portland, Or., Thursday, after success
fully making the round trip from that
city to LewiBton, Idaho, and return,
through the Cascade locks and Celilo
canal, demonstrating the completion
and great importance of the latter
Forest fires in Washington state are
A German aeroplane sinks a British
submarine inthe North Sea.
W. J. Bryan's brother, C. W., has
been elected mayor of Lincoln, Neb.
Associate Justice Hughes denies
being acandidate forthe presidency.
Two resolutions, one memorializing
congress to seize the nation's food sup
ply for the purpose of preventing its
exportatoin to the belligerent coun
tries, and the other a request that
President Wilson use his influence to
end the war, were adopted in the lower
house of representatives of California.
The resolutions were of Socialist
Allies are reported making gains in
Turkey, and Smyrna is ready to sur
render. Military preparations are being made
for the defense of Pekin. According
to Chinese officials, whose statements
have been corroborated In other cir
cles, the government is making no
preparations elsewhere than at the
capital for defense, considering that
the Chinese will be unable to oppoBe
the Japanese should they make an at
tack. A German submarine is reported
having killed four of a Scotland fishing
crew and sinking the boat.
The cost of war to Great Britain is
increasing and it is estimated that
more than $5,600,000,000 will be
needed to continue through the fiscal
A bill proposing a $12,000,000 bond
Ibsus to complete the construction of
the state highway system and main
tain laterals passes the house of repre
sentatives of California with only
slight opposition, the vote being 44