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MEDFORD. ORMOtf, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1915
NO, 41 ., a .
TORPEDOED LINER LUSITIK DEATH ROLE NOW TOTALS 116
ALL BUT ONE OF
Two Torpedoes Fired Famed Amer
icans Amwifi Lost Gerard Starts
Probe Qiitenstown City of Hor
rorsRescued Passenners Give
LONDON". Mny 8. Tim latest
available Information Indicate (lint
nlioitt 10 thirds of tho persons ou
board (lie l.imltnnln Ioni tliolr llyos.
Tint number r passenger I rIv
'ii by dm Cunnrd Stut ntnhlp repre
sentatives In New York nn 12M. sunt
or III" crow nn lillS, n total of 1 0 1 1.
Tim number of survivor now nc-
(-minted for Is 703. Tills Indicates
n dentil lint of 1 2 10.
Hope Hint I tin Hut of person sav-
oil mny bo materially Increased wero
dashed liy mi annnunrciiiuiit from tho
llrltlHh admiralty Hint nil but one
of tli roscuo fet which put out from
Uitrenslown linil reported and Hint
there wn little propert of now of
further survivors. Ne or t helms In
quiries nro being mmlo nil nlnng tho
count In tho hope thnt other rescue
may hnvo hern mmlo by small craft
uhlcli put In nt Isolated points.
I'liKt Cnlilii Suffer
Of th 300 first rlns pasmmgor.
II Ik now believed only 70 woio unveil.
.No word linn been rocehed of Alfred
Owlnno Vanderbilt nml otliT prom
inent men who wore aboard,
Tim story of tho Lusllnnln cnino
In slowly, owing partly to tho con
dition prevailing nt Qiioonstown
where moil of tho survivor were
landed. No Information was avail
iiblo an to how many of tho Ainer
Irnnn on tho l.imliunla hail conn
down. Htorli'it told by survivor
retimed to rouflrm tho early report
that (ho l.iislinnlu hail been struck
b) tuo torpedoes.
Amhnssmlor Gerard nt Berlin was
directed to make impilry of the Her
man government concerning tho sink-
I in; of the l.imltanla. Wlillo tho sit
iiiitlon In regarded nt Wnshlngton nn
n serious one, on ncrount of tho loan
of American liven, It U expected tho
government will nwnlt tho receipt of
official Information from Germany
boforo deciding upon fuither stop.
Qitccnstnwn linn never witnessed
iiucli n scene boforo. Tho dead nro
being conveyed to tho morgue anil
undertaking establishments and
number of motor earn hnvo been
brought Into service to tnko tho In
J ii red to hospitals, Tim less serious
Injured nro helm; helped by Bailors
Iloth men nml womou rescued, If
(buy nro nblo to walk, rofma to ro
main In tholr hotels. Thoy haunt
Urn dork. wnltliiK nml watching for
friends nml relatlvuH,
Many of tho nun-Ivor nro Ht 111 bo-
(Contluuoii on potto two)
HEAVE GERMANS IN
STREET IN WRATH
t H HHH
i.o'nnT. Mnv h. .i!i ii. in.
a. ... ' "".'. ' -' -" '
-Tho feeling of ri'Hculment
ruinst (loi'iiinitv nvi'i- tint liii'im.
doliiK.nC tho Imhilnuin wn so
" HtroiiL' on tlui Htook I'Xdliiinuo t
" HiIh inorniiiK Hint tho llrilish
7 moniherrt iinileil nml turned till
"I thoir follow iiiemliei'H of (lorinitu
oriKin, nml iilso Column oIciUh, "
J lintllly- out of llio liousti, Tho
J Jhilisli iiipiiiIiii-h hnvo urnuiKcd "
to hnvo potitioiiH put up in ovory "
miirkot on Jromhty, uskluj,' tho "
ooniiuiltco to uxelmlo nil Hiifh "
"y inoinhofB from llio Iiourd, mid ""
J this np!to of llio fnot tlutt llio
" lUi'iuborH of Oonunn iii'litiit "II
" Imvo ijutttniliKiitioii piipotH, ""
SH PS N
137 AMERICANS I r-
ILOST LIVES IN
President and C.ililnet Walt (or Full
Facts Before Glvlr.j Out Policy
Calmness Urycil liy Foreign Com
mltlee Head Yankee Consuls
Start Probe Amonn Survivors.
OSIIINflTON, Mnv H.- Appnllrd
liy llio tlnuii iipeel or the l.iiMlimlii
dliili'i' im Imiiilv ileveiiiiiieii(4 iIim
eliiMtil ilx mnuiiilucle nml liii-reneli-Ini;
piH-iliilllie, with llio proliulile
o4 of III" Ameiienu lio, I'rexident
WiIhoii nml hi- it ih Worn nro wniltiiK
for nil llm fiH'l. nml for it cr.Vhlnl
liriitmii of putilio opinion l nid in
liijinj; out tho ooiirxo tho I'nited
SliiloH will purMio in th i- Inlaxt inter
milionnl eiiiiiplii'iilinn -tho prnvrit
the pri'Kiileiit Iiiik fneeil Mliec the out
hreuk of the liuroN-nii w n i ,
l'ifideiit WiUoii, wlulo M't'kin;:
the liietn, Impcn tint I the eoiiutrv wilt
iifhiime mi ruiiiiiiiiiiic uttltmlo mm
reeive full judgment until I'omplcte
iiifonimtion it nt hum!,
Keoretiiry llrynu rubied Ambits!!
dor (lernnl ill llerliu today to inform
nlly nxk llio (Jennan piveriiiurut for
it h it-port of tlie dUnstoi' and to Am
bnMidor l'ne nt London he hrnt
iiii"i.iioi urintt teiirwed effoiti. to
nid the Miffuriui; nml (.'iitlier itifor
million. I'leMilnil WilMin, whilo ho went to
llio coif liiil.N for hirt recreation, left
triet iiolni('tiotiM to be notified of
nny iuipnitiiiit dispatcher.. Cnhlnet
oflieeix who had plmini'd n week-end
liolidny nwny from Wiixhinaton, eon
eelled their pliuiK.
riiuiiimiii Stone of Hie mmmIo for
rlit ndiitious I'ominittee, ixhiied n
tulemeiit eonm-ellin oiilmue-i.
f'lininunii Stone pointed out Hint
ipinlifsin; oiteunintiuief inut he
taken into conidemtiou boeiui( lh.
I.UMtnuiii Wiih u belligerent, but he
rnuidett:d the nttnek on the Ameri
enii (luinij;lit n niueli more mmioiih of
feiiMi itKitiiiMt neutinl rihU.
The Amerienii onmul nt QueeiiH-
town nml vieiuily were ordered to
rendei' eveiy ns-'isluneo to Ihe in
jured uud MinivorH ami tnko testi
mony. WASIIINnTON', .Mny 8. Lute to
dny tho hlnlo depart iiienlV ndvioes
iieeouuled for as nnfo hhly-ttine of
the 188 AuieiieuiiH on the l,iMtanin.
That iiumher did not iueliide llnee
iiudeulified hodie whieli wele Ihoiiht
to ho thoxo of Aiiierieiiiis.
AVARMINOTON', Mny 8. Tho fuel
Hint tho liiixitiiuiu wax a llritisi idiip,
flying the lliilihh Hut; and oven hud
ooutrahiiml of war aboard, did not
remove from tho minds of officials
llio eer-recurrent thought that u hos
tile milium rino deliberately destroyed
tho hhip with tho Kuowledo that linn
dredri of del'eiiHeleHH ncutrnlH nml wo
men and ehildten weio nhouid.
Kverywhero thnt aspeet ovcivhad-
owed Jho lej;nl phnsott of tho pane, for
while there ih said to ho no precedent
In international law for tho attack
without warning ou a belligerent mer
ehautimiu, It wan realixed that do
femo miulit hdi mado on tho ohui'KP
that t;uuH we io niouuted on tho deek,
Thnt, however, tho HrilUh government
In many (piartorn it was thought
linihahlo representations to Clormniiy
will ho general covin int; ll tho eases
of attack on Amorienn vessels,
la official rptn iters nml amoiiR dip
lomats, (hero wiih uppioheiihiou that
tho American people miht not eoiw
hider ropresentntions huffieieut. A
Hpeiil seHston of consross has been
(allied of, hut thuro lias been no iuti
tnatjoi (if It iih yet from any official
yMUH LJ4Bm KFr-i'- &rmmm wKf T??K4
iJj ifKrJ "mSiSL 'tBL. ticSf- jlry rdkkM&lJEa&
L 7tin' lM. iHkiH iiP . I '. ' Ji iiKiHliH H -"t'' ?i
A (fioupof Hie lllliei.l Offleornnf
Hi illicit of the Henlrn
NKW YOltIC, Sluy 8 -lnurnnro
on tho l.imltanla, It w mild today,
nmotinteil to J7.. "00,000. Tho c
M'l an valued. In round figure nt
110,000,000. Tho Hortb of tho carp a
ibn carried wan rerkoned today nt
On tho amount of limirnnco car
ried. It Ii understood tho lino paid n
liremluiii of three per cent ami a npe
cUl vnr rlk premium of 1 Vi per
cent for each trip. Jt In understood
tho lino cnrrled one-third of tho In
surance, tho remainder being di
vided nuioiiK l.loyd'n nnd other un
derwriter. About one-half tho In
mirnueo upon tho cargo wnn taken
by local underwriter nnd tho rest
by Mo)d'. Tho cargo rnte. In
fluenced by the theory Hint tho fanl
liner wnn too ipeedy to bo caught by
n torpedo, wnn 1 per cent, much
lower than tho cuntoniary trans-At
lantic rnto ut this time.
Tho l.imltanla carried 2S0 lings of
mall. Shn had no npocto aboard.
On her manifest tho largest ulnglo
Item wan listed ns "cartridges nnd
ammunition, -1200 case, $152,400."
Tho cartridges nnd ammunition ensea
wcro consigned to London.
NKW YORK, May S.-Cahlecrnms
from abroad telling of tho safety of
pasheners or Hiiyinij their fato was
unknown, were received here today
by relatives of tho-o aboard.
Captain Isaac Hmerson, father-in-law
of AlfredO. Vnudcibilt, mmlo
piiblio a biief cahleKiiiin received to
day front i.(htt Vanderbilt njtent in
London. Tim sender cstimnted tho
number of survivors at (100 ami said
Mr, Vanderbilt was "still jni-sinr."
Mrs. Vanderbilt is with her father
It. Mi Bryan received a cnblesram
tellinjr of tho safety of I). A. Thomas
tho no-called llrilish coal kiiuj, who
was rescued with his daughter, Lady
Mnckworth, and his secretary lteeso
C. V. Ibiwrinsr or UowriiiR & Co.,
owners of the Jed Cross line, was in
tho water four hours, neeerdin: to u
eallejram veeeivcil by his wife. Tho
message, dajed Queeiii-toWii, Mny 8,
"Torpcdoeilvithout warning, port
side, .lumped ovorhonrd (.taihoaid
side, In wator four hours. No ill
Mr. Howilng U president of, hc St.
(Icorjjo.'j) boululy lieto.
GENERAL OFFICERS OF ITALY'S ARMY IN DRESS
th o Hnllnii Anny. ItepreM-ntliiK by Tliel
TURK PACT WITH
ITALY VOID, IS
OKN'KVA, Switr.eriund. via Pari,
May 8, ::'-0 p. m. Tim Tribune pub-li-liex
a dispatch from Home Miyiim
Hie Italian novernme'uT.lin ilecidcd,
owinjr Io tho recent upri-inir in Trip
oli, to notify Turkey thnt it eonid-
ered void the treaty of Iiii-anne.offieo and liy noon tho officc were
Such a iiotitlciitioii, the Tribune -a vs.
would amount to a declaration of
Passenger trains from Itnlv nre
crowded with Gentian uud Austrian.
A number of German ciirrepoudoiiH
from Milan nnd Turin have, arrived at
After (ho upri-inir of rebels nenr
Mina, Tripoli, liibt month, it was re
porled from Itomo that the iiir.un-'eiit
wero being led by Turks.
CABLES NEWS OF
SAFETY TO CITY
A eablo front Jl"s H'rothy ronnor,
ou tho LiiMtuiiia when torpedoed, to
day continued the who report of her
Mifety and lifted a heavy load of anx
iety from the niindt or local relative
and friends. Nothing m the great war
has brought to cloe homo the av
ngery of German warfare. Interest
in the l.usitnniu was intense.
WASHINGTON, May 8. Dr. How
ard L. Fisher, brother of Walter L.
Fisher, former Mccretary of tho inter
ior, who wis o:. tho l.usitaniu, going
to (ho American Ited Cross unit in
Ilelgium, cabled to his vife heto from
(Jueenstown today hu was safo and
well, , v
Dr. Fisher is a hrother-iu-lnw of
Houdiiiot Connor ami traveling com
panion of Miss Dorothy.' Ho visited
in this valley a year ago.
LONDON, May 8, .11:18 a. in,
Tho Kxcliaugo Telegraph company
has received today tho following tele
gram from Copenhagen;
"Heiliu mnv&paper prints tho news
of tho sinking of tho Liisitauia in
colossal type, and hail tho torpedo
ing of tho ship as a ntfw triumph for
German naval policy, Tho general
impression is that l.uglaml bus got
what olio deservo,Ji.,J
r nrlou fiilfonns Nearly Krcrr
;TEUT0NIC AO. OF
. DEATH AGAIN IN
XKW YORK, irnv 8.-TeIeram
by (he hundred poured into the Clin
nrd offices here today, jnuking in;
miiries" ivardin nnrvivuis J of the
I.usitnuiti. A tho day wore on a
crowd gathered at tho C'uunrd line
tilled with men und women, iniinv of
(hem crying, who waited for word of
relatives and friends aboard. Sev
eral hundred more, unable to crowd
into the offices, crowded the side
walk. I.its of survivors Usiied were
Kvcry clerk in the lincV employ ex
cept those engaged in making out lists
of survivors ns they dribbled in from
Liverpool, wns put to work nnswering
impiiries. The walls of the office
nml the counters were placarded with
passenger lists showing nil aboard. A
chcckaimirk in ink wns placed oppo
site (he names of thoe reported
saved. There were ninny white kiids
between the cheek marks.
There was froipient mention during
the day of the fact that tho adver
tisement plueed by the German em
bassy in New York newspapers tho
morning of tho LuMtnnin's sailing,
had reappeared in (ho newspapers to
day. Simultaneously wiih tho reappear
ance of this advertisement tho l.usi
(nnia was stricken from (ho adver
tisements of tho Cunnrd line.
At tho offices of the line it wns an
nounced nt noon that it was known
that seventy-niuo of tho first cabi.n
passengers had been saved, according
to lists compiled from their own ad
vices and other sources. A revision
of the passenger list placed the total
number of passengers aboard at 12il4.
The crew numbered (H5."5, making a to
tal of 11)10 persons on the ship.
BUT THEIR OWN
FAULT THEY SAY
AMSTKltDAM, May 8, via London,
l:."tO p, in. A dispatch leccivcd hero
from Cologne quotes the Cologne. Ga
zette on thu Liisitauia incident as
''There is no Germnn living who will
not regie t this incident and pity tho
travelers drowned, 'J hoy, however,
nro responsible for their own ruin,
since they trusted themselves to a
vessel which, it was well known,
would pass through waters Germany
had nnnounced wero tho &ceno of sub
marine warfare. If many Americans,
and Komo Americans of high position,
suffered by (ho destruction of tho
Lusitnnia, wo nro doubly sorry, hut it
was their own fault.
t LIBAU, RUSS KEY
i GERMAN HANDS
Object of Baltic Raid Taken Impor
tant Industrial Center Muscovites
Still in Retreat Heavy Artillery
Duels on Ypres Front Allies Lose
HKRI.tN, May 8, via London. "On
the grenter part of the front there
wcro yesterday the usual artillery
duels, which In certain places, name
ly at Ypres, north of Arras, in tho
Argonne and In the hills of the Mouse
Increased In violence from time to
"An Infantry battle took place In
the Vosges. Only In this section
did the French attack our position.
At Stelnbrueck on both sides of the
vnlley of the river Kecht, they at
tacked after a preliminary fire of
artillery which lasted for hours. All
these attacks resulted In failure with
hary losses to the French.
"In the eastern theater of war:
The troops we sent against tho city
of Llbau took possession of this town
yesterday. Sixteen hundred prison
crs, IS cannon and four machine
guns fell Into our hands.
"The pursuit or the defeated ene
my by the army under General Mac
kensen and such troops of our allies
as joined tho army, was continued
steadily throughout yesterday. Our
advance forces crossed the river
Wlsloka In the neighborhood of
Krosno jesterday evening.
"The Joint action of all parts of
tho nrmy engaged In this advance
led to the cutting off of not Jncon
slderablo Russian forces. Conse
quently the, total number of pris
oners taken In tho Gallclan arena
since the end of April should so far
have been Increased to about 70,000
men. Thirty eight cannon. Including
nine of henvy calibre have beoa taken
from the Russians."
In the capture of Llbau tho Ger
mans have gained one of the main
'objects of their invasion of tho Ilal
tlc provinces of Russia. This move
ment was designed to occupy Llbau
and Riga, which would enable the
Germans to harass Russian com
munications with Petrograd.
Llbau Is an Important seaport and
Industrial center. It Is about 75
miles along tho sea coast from tho
ON EVERY BOAT
QUKKNSTOWN, May 8, 0 a. in.
Tho bodies of victims from tho l.usi
tnuiu are arriving on every incoming
Thu Cunnrd lino wurehouse, which
is being used as a temporary morgue,
already lias been filled aiul sixty
more bodies have been laken to the
Additional l-ail lie in hotels nnd
boarding houses, tho vtctimn of in
juries and oxhnustion, Still others
aro at tho hospitals, to which were
taken thoso whoso condition appear
ed most serious. Two littlo children
who wero brought nshoro olusped in
eachothei-'a anus, have not yet been
Mrs. Slnnloy Lines, who was
brought ashore in ono of thu ship's
bouts, immediately started a search
of tho city to find her husband. She
learned nt 4 o'clock this morning
that ho was dead nt a hotel.
Tho women landing presented a
pitiful upponrnnce. Somo were cov
ered only with blankets. Many chit-
tircn wore without their parents.
Tho fuuornls of most of tho British
victims will bo held nt Qucenstown
Two stokors have confirmed tho
report that tho stenmor wns htrnnk bv
two torpedoes, Tho first flooded No,
1 stokehold and tho second tho m
gino room, t
JON T ROCK THE
Foreign Committee ChaOma Isshk
Statement AnMrfcams m ItHtfT;
ent Ship Subject ts Risks of War
Gulfliffit Case Mere Cmpht
Institote frebe. -
WASHINGTON, May R. Chair
man Stone,6f the senate foreign rela
tion's Committee nnde todar a state
ment, which in part Is as follows;
"It seem to me that good sens
dictates that wo keep our heads until
we get our bearings. It Is a bad time
to get rattled and act Impulsively.
"We cannot overlook the fact that
the Lusltonla was a British ship fly
ing the llrilish flag and subject at
any time to be put Into actual naval
service of the government.. Indeed,
It Is stated, that at the tlmo she, was
carrying military resorvlcts to Eng
land for service In the Drltlsh. army.
True here were American citizen
aboard, but it must not be forgotten
they went aboard a belligerent ship,
with full knowledge of the risk and
after official warning by the German
government. "When on beard a Brit
ish vessel they were on British soil.
Was not heir position substantially
equivalent to being within the walla
of a fortified city?
"I express no opinion at thta time.
I am merely nuegestlnn; reasons why.
hro should maintain oBf'eflHHIbriHni
and not 'rock the beat' until we'
know what we aro about.
"Aside from the possible loss of
American lives, let its ask ourselves
Just where we coins In. At the pres
ent moment and with the IlKht now
boforo me, I confess that It appears
to me that from our standpoint as
a neutral vessel, the Gulfllght case
presents a more delicate and serious
complication than the case of the Lu
sltanla." Among senators at the capital
there -was a general feeling of alarmT
but nit refrained from enterlng'fnto
public discussion while awaiting de
velopments. Tho opinion prevailed
that loss of American lives and the
manner In which the Lusltonla was
destroyed would arouse public opin
Secretary Bryan reached his of-
flee early and Immediately went Into
conference with Counselor Robert
Lansing nnd Assistant Secretary
Officials showed by their demeanor
they realized they' were facing a
Secre,tury Oarrlson conferred with
hla assistants and Secretary Daniels
consulted his aides. Everywhere
tho attitude of President Wilson was
tho subject of grave consideration.
Most officials scennd to agree that
It might bo several days before the
policy of tho United States could be
formulated because of the scarcity
of Information of an official charac
VON TIRPITZ HERO;
BERLIN SEES TRAGEDY
AS FIEEI REVENGE
LONDON, Mny 8, 1;1$ p. m
Tho Exchange Telegraph . .
"" comnanv has received a disuatidi
from Jlerliu by way of Amster- "t
J dam, which reads; . .
"Hundreds of telegrams of f
J congratulation nro being sett
Adiuiral von TirpiU, the florm"aKT"
J minister of marine, on (he sink- f'
ing of (ho Lusitania," which 'jit. ' '
J considered by the German tof'
an npswer to the d&tru(i f
"" tho Gorman squadron, ff V"
Falkland islands. ' ,
"Tho news of Hi a lika uf'iks
Lusitania was rwpivtt) yU -
mixed, cxprtMiiori ,f awa-
uiGtit nnd entkuLii." r
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