Lusitania Torpedoed!

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Numerous Distin guished Passengers on Board but No List of Saved Can Be Obtained Wounded Are Sent to jNaval and Military Hospitals Salient Features of Catastrophe 4 Lusitania was torpedoed twice at 2 oclock in the I afternoon when within 8 or 10 miles of the Irish f t coast and sank in about IS minutes s v Of 2000 souls on board between BOO and 600 are known to have been saved Loss of life it is estimated willr be 1000 or more Property loss is upward of 10fl00000l Many of those on board were killed by explosions Wounded survivors are being takenl to hospitals Several of those brought ashore have since died The Lusitania carried in her cargo a large storey of ammunition for the allies C Washington administration awaits further details before considering any action FATE OF L NM 1 Government Will Wallll w cial ReportHoivK LOOKS TO PAGE FORFACTS SI Relatives of Travelers Besiege Wew York Office mmm f itanic recalled Telegrams From All Over Country Four In on Officials I Russians Showing No Signs of Accepting Defeat BRITISH DECLINE TO WORRY 5 ill Battle for Hill 60 Still - Fails to Reach Final Stage - - Queenstown May 8 Saturday Survivors of the Lusitania who have arrived here estimate that only about 650 of those aboard the steamer were saved and only a small proportion of those rescued were saloon passengers The number of the Lusitania passengers who died of iiijuries while beuig taken to Queenstowri will reach 100 Capt Turner of the Lusitania was among those saved SUNK WITH TWO TORPEDOES London May 8 The Cunard liner Lusitania which sailed out of New York last Saturday with more than 2000 souls aboard lies at the bottom of the ocean off the f Irish coast f She was sunk by a German submarine which sent two what the United States will say to this event and how she will hold Germany to the strict accountability mentioned in previous diplomatic correspondence The office of the Cunard Line closed shortly after 11 oclock to - night and officers - of the company stated that there would be no further information coming from the line until the offices opened tomorrow morning j5 Amoncr Those Known to Be Safe S tjV - di SVV TH2Hnd sritt in tEa National Capita The late messages received tomcht from the Cunard Line offices - r V r i v J - - ir4 - yzr Although iUwas not known how in Liverpool indicated tnat no dennite information would be lorth - coming tonight as the officers weregfying - all attentipVtOthe pci anno oavcu xiyiu wc siup Representations Covering All Re cent Attacks Expected BRYANS WARNING RECALLED Action to Be Taken Whether American Liyes Were Lost or Not Is Prediction f Information Gathered Here Tends to Indicate That - Destruction of Liner Was Planned Weeks AgOr - Naval Radio at Arlington Kept on the Alert Si - lence Maintained at Gentian Embassy - LinerSaidlto Have Been Unarmed in Accordance With State Departments Wishes t Many i Anxious Inquiries MadeMor Drr Houghton on His Way to Belgium to t Take Charge of - War Hospitals - Cable i Brings News That Bretherton Family of Los Angeles Are Among Those Saved From Disaster jr Great Faith in England ia the Slavs Re cuperative Powers So Berlin Dispatches Insisting That a Great Victory Has Been Won in Galicia Do Not Disturb Army or People Germans Still Using Gases in Fighting in Flanders liiitfoiilioui hl K - - iv 13 J Wm OnJrri 1S 1 f BELIEVE WAR IS AVERTED By - the Associated Press Destruction of - the British liner Lusitania with the loss of many lives shocked officials of the United States government and spread pro New York May 7 All this afternoon and tonight Anxious friends and relatives of the Lusttanlas passengers tie - sieged the offices ofihe Cunard Line and thej scene recalled those - at the offices of theWhltft Star Line when the Titanic sank three years ago Officials - of Jthe Cunard Line announced tonight tfiat they had received more than 500 telephone and telegra - ph inquiries relative to the safety of passengers Telegrams - were received from as far north as Montreal as far south as Atlanta - and as far west as St Louis As the night wore on - only a hand ful of persons remained or visited thej Cunard office inquiring for information A cablednewspaper report that every - body was safe received late in the afternoon it was thought at the office was responsible In a mesur for this situation First Real News Grave The flrst dennite announcement re - V garding survivors came after 9 j mt in a message from Liverpool which was immediately maiublic jlCread - TheTradmlraIty hasfhaf a mesllge fromtQueenstown saying between 00 Complete Compliance With 1 Terms of Japan Is Expected - - ft - Among the lastmessages received were several stating that in - dividuals were safe In - these messages were the names of George Kessler a NewYork wine agent Miss Jessie Taft Smith - Brace - ville Ohio Mrs7H - B Lassetter wife of Geri H B Lassetter and their son P Lassetter of London Mrs Lassetter and her son many if any of those lost were and eijOrlanded atQueenstown fnclud Americans the view was general tfcatl Jn manyh6spltal cases sbmiof whom have died Also a number landed at Kinsale Among those for whom anxious In - qufries were made at the CunardLlnes offices - tonight was Dr T Houghton said by the officials of the company to be the son of a formerNewYork State supreme court Justice - vDr Houghton was on his way to Belgium to take CONTINUED ON FOUBTH PAGE the most - serious situation confronted the American government since the outbreak of the war in Europe Warning of the United States The warning of the United States that Germany would be held to a strict accountability for - the loss of I London May 7 The battle to decide the mastery of Hill No 6ft and the - desolated country around Tpres has jiot yeUreached its final stagey nor have the Russians shown signs of accepting the German claim that a crushing defeat has been Inflicted upon them In western Galicia Russians Fight - Every Inch Fighting of a sanguinary character still continues between - the Russians and the Teutonic allies in Galicia and in the western and eastern Carpathians That the RUssfans have been pushed back many miles flrst across the Dunajec and now across the Wisloka River which roughly parallels the Dunajec 15 miles to the eastward all the dispatches from German and Austrian sources Insist but the Jflngllsh newspapers still refuse to concede a great victory to the Austro - Germans although they admit that a great tenta tive success has been achieved Believe Russians Can Come Back There is great - faith in England in the recuperative powers of Russian arjnS and the disposition t6i the mo ment stems to be tosupenTJUdgment onjdjeiuestljnof whetheft4Jie Russians if driven frpfn Dukla Pass will be forced Jto abandon their advance against Hungary andJndeed their positions fnfrestern Galicia At any rat the argument is being made by British observers that the Russians 8hou - f have no trouble In hold - Ing thelrllne - xm the RiverSan in eastern Galicia especially as their flank would now beovered by Przemysl The fightlng - Tin Flanders finds the Germans still making use of asphyxiating1 gases aid there Is a noticeable current runnlfe through the British WARSHIPS AND TROOPS SAIL Preparations for Hostilities Go Forward in Japan Despite Indications That China Will Yield Claims Withdrawn in Final Note From Mikados Govern ment Dealt With Employment of Hip - pon Advisers Purchase of Arms and t Preaching of Buddhism Yuan Expects NoSerious Revolutionary Outbreaks j I wsl - - - - 551 nA 3i Ml w s 9T i 7 j It A K T Peking May 8 Saturday The attaches of the foreign office were at work all night translating Japaiit ultimatum which was presented to the forefgn office yesterday after - noon and drafting the terms of Chinas compliance with the - AM mande whiQhwlir fy subnltttedJtinCvf Yuan Shi - CKaUahdr tbrf8Uter couffiJ0L w v - - ifrl this mnrnln At 1ft nVInplr TIio riu ply will b6 delivered t63t Hlokl - the Japanese Minister this evening or CllflirlATrwiivtitn r WiU Accept in Full i - Thfr Chinese note will J - eview i 4lifl Chinas case answer thecharges contained in the ultimatum and accept the demands without qualification The if

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 08 May 1915, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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