Lusitania - Indiana
Few in First Cabin Escape and Rescued : Many Were Killed by Explosion--Three Torpedoes Believed to Have. Struck Vessel- Several Passengers Scorned to Use Life Thinking Ship Would Make Shore. DEAD FILL MORGUES AT OUEENSTOWN /-GENEVA, May 8 (via Paris, May 9, 12:45-a. m.)--A from Munich, Bavaria, received at Basel, says that the German submarine U-39 sank the Lusitania. There were great rejoicings today in southern Germany, according to the advices. Towns .beflagged, especially along-the Rhine, and the children, had a holiday in honor of the event. QUEENSTOWN, England, May 8.--The latest estimate of lost as a result of the torpedoing of the Cunard-liner Lusitania German submarine off the Irish coast yesterday is 1,198. It is believed that almost all, if not all, the survivors-have been ashore and there is little hope of recovering any other alive. ' ; Of the dead many are women, most of them^till unidentified. Queenstbwn docks are the temporary resting places also of of several children. One dead mother still is clasping in her $rms the body of her 3-months 7 old btby. ;: HAD 1,901 PERSONg ABOARD. When the Lusitania left New York May 1 it had on board -souls--1,251 passengers and 650 crew. The paasengfcfcs 1 were made up of 291 in the first cabin, 599'in theecond and 361 in the The list of survivors shows so far that about 90 first-class second-class passengers were saved. The first cabin passengers were at lunch when the unheralded German attack sent the the bottom. It is noticeable that comparatively few .first-class passengers were saved.