Lusitania - Nebraska
NEBRASKA WEATHER tonlKltt uuU Sumiu ; Host tonight. J T H I H T Y T H 1 K D YEAR. ONE CENT DEMANDS TO KNOW IF GERMANY RESPONSIBLE WILSON TAKES FIRST STEP TO HOLD KAISER TO STRICT ACCOUNTABILITY. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY. MAY 8 1915. No Action Will Be Taken Otherwise Until Full Facts Are Disclosed by Reports from United States Agents and British Admiralty--Strained Calm Reigns in State Department Till Word Comes. WASHINGTON, May 8.--The state department today asked Berlin for a report on the Lusitania disaster. It expressed a desire that it be based on the statement of the submarine commander who made the attack-assuming that the liner was sunk by a submarine. In effect the kaiser's foreign office Â·was asked if Germany was responsible for the Luisatnia's loss, with that of Americans on woard. If so, full details were wanted. The request was directed to Ambassador Gerard, in Berlin, to be presented to the German foreign office. Aside from this announcement, Secretary of State Bryan said: "All -we need to tell the public is that we are arriving at the facts as fast as possible and doing everything possible for the injured." Pressed for details, the secretary Jidmitted he had heard someone on the Lusitania saw a submarines periscope, seemingly bearing out the theory that the vessel was torpedoed. He would not particularize further. The desirablity of making a statement concerning the international legal aspects of the case, was urged on him, bui for the t:nie ae refused to answer Powerless to Act. There was no doubt this afternoon that the Washington administration deemed itself powerless in the Lusitania case. This judgment was based on personal and confidential expressions hj executive officials, who were not ye't ready to go publicly on record by name. The view was held, however, was being kept over it to guard against any possible violence. Dont Rock the Boat. Senator Stone, chairman of the foreign relations committee of the upper house of congress, issued the following statement at noon, concerning the Lusitania's destruction: "The tragedy is of course to be profoundly regretted. If the reports as to the loss of life are true, the sympathies of the entire world will be deeply stirred. But for us, it seems to me that good sense dictates that we keep our heads until we get our bearings. It is a bad time to get rattled and act impulsively 'Don't rock the boat.' "Without expressing an opinion as to our relations to this event or as to our duty in the premises there are some facts we cannot overlook and are bound to consider. We cannot overlook the fact that the Lusitania was a British ship flying the British flag and subject at any time to be put into the actual naval service of the government. Indeed, it is stated, that at the time she was attacked she was carrying military reservists to England for service in the British army. True there were American citizens aboard, but it must not be forgotten that they were aboard a belligerent ship with full knowledge of the risk, and after official warning by the German government. When on board a British vessel they were on British soil. Was not there position substantially equivalent to bein^ within the walls of a fortified city? If American citizens stay within a city besieged or threatened and the enemy attacks, what should our government do if our citizenss should be injured? I express no opinion at this time. I am merely suggesting reasons why we should maintain our equilibrium and not 'rock the boat' until we know what we are about. "Aside from the possible loss of landed at Klnsale eleven survivors and five dead. "'Total survivors, 058; dead, fortv five. Numbers will be veriliod later Possibly Klnsale fishing 1 boats max have a few more. Only a few first-class passengers saved. It is understood they thought the ship would float She sank in from fifteen to twent-flvo min utes and it was reported she was struck by two torpedoes. In addition to the foregoing, it Js signalled that one armored trawler, probably the Heron, and two fishing trawlers are bringing in 100 bodies. " ' (Signed.) CUNARD.' " Anxious About Fate. LONDON, May S.~--An enormous crowd besieged the Cuuard offices all night and increased as day broke. All were anxious to learn the fate of relatives on board the lost Lusitania. The line officials said they were endeavoring to perfect a list of survivors, but that this work would be delayed, as some had been landed at one port and some at another. They said there was little doubt that the list of saved would be less than seven hundred. Relatives of survivors were angrily asking why no effort was made to protect the Lusitania. They pointed out that it has been known for a week that GERMANS AGAIN GIVE OMARNING TMI.I, AM12K1CAJVS THAT TKAVJEL 1$ DA.VGEUOU.1. Print* AdvrrtUemrat Sfnt- itiK Thnt, All I'emoiiN Tnklnic Fntmtite Do So nt Own Kink. NEW YORK, May 8.--The German embassy again today printed its advertisement in the New York papers warning Americans that travel towaid reat Britain and France is dangerous, and that all persons taking passage- on ships flying tho flag of Great Brit ain and her allies do so at their own risk. This advertisement appeared orig- nally a week ago, just before the jusitania sailed. Following yesterday's sailing of the Ttansylvanla, fear vas expressed that submarines ma Â· be in waiting for it aÂ« they were foi tho Lusltnnta disaster. Secretary of War Garrison today abandoned t h e trip on which he was to have hft tonight to inspect Tennessee and Alii bauia river and harbor improvements works. He said nobody BURKested to him that tho t i l p be pi von up, bui he did not want to bo away when such "interesting" things were happening. IMUCIiS FALL OFF. NEW YORK, May 8.--(10 a. m.)-- The stock market opened very actho with prices showing n heavy falling off from Friday's close, but still ubovo tho low figures of that day. Steel Ip.l the decline, being off two points from yesterday's close. Y W K L V K PAGES LIST OF DEAD TOTALS 1346 IN LAST REPORT FORTY ADDITIONAL SURVIVORS LANDED SMALL BOAT AT QUEENSTOWN. IN THOUGHT OF BABIES SAVED HER Ircck Woman raced Death In- Sen fop iÂ»lorÂ«- Tfmii llonr. QUEENSTOWN, May 8.-- Mrs. M. T . Pappadapoulo, of Athens, Greece] 'aced death in the sea for more than an hour. An expert swimmer, she was otally exhausted when landed here. )n the rescue tug she had been given a sailor's sweater and trousers to replace her wet clothing. Her husband vhom she tned vainly to save, prob- il/iy was lost. Number of Known Rescued Now Mounts to 703, but Expected Many of Those Taken from Sinking Steamer Will Die as Result of Exposure to Elements--Over Two Hundred Passengers Americans. WHERE LUSITANIA WENT DOWN. Known Survivors Among Cabin Passengers. FIRST CABIN-- ~~~ Passengers in first cibin, 391. Known to be saved, 51. "Others probably saved, 2. Unaccounted for, 338. SECOND CABIN-Passengers in second cabin, 601. Known to be saved, 24. "Others probably saved, 6. Unaccounted for, 572. "Cabled names somewhat resembling this of pasuengers listed, probably errors in transmission. "o^u, In addition to the identified survivors, names of thirty-seven survivors noton the Lusitania's passenger list have been cabled These probably represent cable errors The giant Canard steamship was sent to the bottom off Old Kiimle head, OB the coast of Ireland in St. George's channel. Survivors were landed at Qucenstown. Jieiaud. in (By Wilbur J!. Forrest.) QUEEXSTOWN, Ireland, .May 8.-Germany's submarine -warfare cost 1,346 Ih-ea when the giant Lusitania was torpedoed aurt sunk a scant eight mile of the Irish const Of these probably more than 100 were citizens of the United States. In that number are now included the names of Alfred G. Vanderbilt, multi - millionaire; Charles Frohman, theatrical magnate: Charles Klein, noted playwright, Elbert Hubbard and others well known in England aud the United States. No trace can be found of them and their friends who have been searching the villages of the south Irish coast late today reluctantly express the belief that they must have perished. in the Imperial hotel here. He Is suffering greatly from exhaustion caused by immersion, having been in the water tor more than three hours before he was picked up. He refused to see me or any other newspaper representative, reserving his story of the tragedy for the line officials and the admiralty. Hurry Away From Scene. Most of the survivors who are able to travel left here this afternoon for Kingston and from there they will proceed to Holyhead and then to their various destinations. Captains C M ' Miller and A. the American Castle, U. S. embassy in A, from London, have arrived here under instructions from Ambassador Page to care for the Americans and to furnish them \\-iib funds and everything else needed.