The Calumet Chieftain. (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, May 14, 1915 Page: 2 of 8
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CALUMET. OKLA. CHIEFTAIN
THECUNARD LINER LU8ITANIA
Death List of Nearly Fifteen Hundred
Innocent Non-Combatants Latest
VESSEL SINKS IN TWENTY MINUTES
AFTER BEING STRUCK TWICE
Among the Americans Lost Were Many Persons
of Prominence, Including Elbert Hubbard
Alfred Vanderbilt, Chas. Klien.
and Chas. Frohman
London.—The Cunard liner Lusitania, which sailed out of New York
last Saturday with more than 2,000 souls aboard, lies at the bottom of the
ocean off the IriBh coast. She was sunk by a German submarine, which sent
two torpedoes crashing into her side while the passengers, seemingly con-
fident that the great, swift vessel could elude the German underwater craft,
were having luncheon.
How many of the Lusitania's passengers and crew were rescued can-
not be told at present, but the official statements from the British admiralty
accounted for not more than 600 ,or 700. There were dead and wounded
among those brought ashore; some since have died. There were 2.160 souls
on board when the ship sailed.
The Lusitania was steaming along about ten miles off Old Head Kinsale
on the last leg of her voyage to Liverpool, when about 2 o'clock Friday
afternoon a submarine appeared suddenly 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 agents of destruction tore the
vessel's side, causing terrific explosions. Four torpedoes were fired at the
Lusitania, her officers say but the two of them missed. The steamer was
flying the British flag when she was struck.
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 out, both from the neighboring points
along the coast and Queenstown.
But within fifteen minutes, as one survivor estimated, and certainly
within half an hour, the Lusitania had disappeared.
Where Great Britain's fastest merchant vessel went down—Old Head
"DON'T ROCK THE BOAT"
Chairman Stone of the senate foreign relations committee made
"The tragedy Is, of course, profoundly regretted. If the reports^
as to the loss of life are true, the sympathies of the civilized 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.'
PRESIDENT WILSON WILL GO SLOW
Secretary Tumulty: "Of course the president feels the distress
and the gravity of the situation to the utmost and is considering very
earnestly but very calmly the right course of action to pursue. He
knows that the people of the country wish and expect him to act with
deliberation as \Vell as with firmness.
STAND BY THE PRESIDENT
John Field's paper the Oklahoma City Times:
In this crisis, those to whom the nation's dentiny is committed
should have the loyal and unquestioning support of people and states
truly united to work for the welfare, not only of themselves but of
Kinsale— is a landmark that has brought joy to many travelers, as it always
Stood as the sign from shore that the perils of the voyage on the Atlantic
were at an end.
There were several hundred American citizens on board. Among the
most prominent were Elbert Hubbard and wife, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Chas.
Klein, the playwright, Chas. Frohman, the theatrical magnate.
Immediately the news of the torpedoing of the Lusitania was received
at Queenstown the admiral in command of the naval station dispatched to
the scene all assistance available. The tugs Warrior, Stormcock and Julia,
together with five trawlers and the local lifeboat in tow of a tug were
hurried to sea.
The Lusitania was seen from the signal station at Kinsale to be in
difficulty at 2:12 p. m. At 2:33 p. m. she had completely disappeared. This
indicates that the liner was afloat twenty-one minutes after what evidently
was the beginning of her troubles.
Oklahomans And Texans On Board.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Lewis and their daughter, Edith, 5 years of age, who
from August, 1914, until a short time ago made their home in Oklahoma City,
were passengers on the Lusitania, according to Oklahoma City friends. They
came to Oklahoma from Liverpool and were returning to their former home.
While in Oklahoma City they resided at 947 We3t Thirteenth street. Mr.
X>ewis was connected with the Williams Cotton Company. They were all
It. J. Timmis and K. T. Moody of Gainesville, Texas, two of the largest
cotton buyers in Texas and Oklahoma, were also aboard the Lusitania when
ehe sailed. Timmis is reported amon g the iescued. t
WILSON ACTS WITH DELIBERATION
WILL DO NOTHING HASTY IN THI5
President Keeps His Counsel As He
Waits For Full Report of
Washington—President Wilson, up-
on whom the eyes of the world are
focused at the present moment, stud-
ied in quiet seclusion the aspects of
law and fact in connection with the
sinking by a German torpedo of the
British liner Lusitania with a conse-
quent loss of many American lives.
The latest reports from the Amer-
ican ambassador, places the American
loss at 115.
The great human tragedy coupled
with the responsibility of the hour
caused the president to deny himself
to all callers, even to members of his
official family, while he turned over |
In his mind the course to be pursued
by the United States government in
one of the most serious crises in its
The only glimpse of the working of
the president's mind was given when
the White House issued its first formal
comment on the disaster. The an-
nouncement was made that the presi-
dent realized the country expected him
to deal with" the situation "with delib-
eration as well as firmness."
When the German admiralty pro-
claimed the waters around Great
Britain and Ireland a war zone and j
warned neutral vessels against the !
dangers that lay therein, the United
States did not admit Germany's right
to place hazards in the way of Ameri- |
can vessels or lives. There was no !
distinction drawn then as to whether
the representations of the United
States covered Americans traveling on
belligerent or neutral craft, but offi-
cials informally disclosed later that
the note had been purposely phrased
so as to cover both contingencies.
The language of the American note
was everywhere recalled as a possible-
index of the policy to be pursued. In
a note to Germany the United States
government pointed out that if Ameri-
can lives were lost or on American
vessel sunk, "the government of the
United States would be constrained to
hold the German government to a
strict accountability and to take any
steps necessary to safeguard American
lives and property and to secure to
American citizens the full extent of
their acknowledged rights on the high
Information gathered among officials
of the government and in diplomatic
quarters tended to confirm the belief
that plans for the destruction of the
Lusitania were made several weeks
ago. The German embassy was in-
structed to advertise in the leading
newspapers against traveling on bellig-
erent ships. Anonymous warnings
were then sent to individuals who pro-
posed sailing on the Lusitania. Most
significant of all were letters received
here from officials in Germany by pri-
vate persons stating that the Lusi-
tania surely would be destroyed.
At the German embassy here while
no comment was made as to whether it
was known there that the vessel was
to be destroyed, it was said the em-
bassy knew the Lusitania carried arms
and ammunition and being advised of
the resolution of the German admiral-
ty to attack ships that carried such
contraband, officials had believed she
would be attacked.
The cook is happy, the
other members of the family
are happy—appetites sharpen, things
brighten up generally. And Calumet
Baking Powder is responsible for it all.
For Calumet never fails. Its
wonderful leavening qualities insure
perfectly shortened, faultlessly raised
Cannot be compared with
other baking powders, which promise
Even a beginner in cooking
gets delightful results with this never-
failing Calumet Baking Powder, Your
grocer knows. Ask him.
RECEIVED HIGHEST AWARDS
World's Pure Food Exposition, Chicago, 111*
Ptrii Exposition, France, March, 1912.
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A sweet-faced, motherly looking
farmer's wife was overheard not long
ago telling this story of her son:
"He had been out to choir rehearsal
with his sister," she said, "and they
had so far to drive that they never got
back till twelve o'clock. The next
morning my husband wanted to call
John at the usual time to milk the
cows. But I just set down my foot
he shouldn't. 'John's a growin' boy,'
I told him, 'and he needs sleep. He's
been up till midnight, and he shan't be
called now at half after three, cows
or no cows. And I had my way. He
wasn't called. I let him sleep till four
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The
Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron
builds up the system. 50 cents. Adv.
"They are very congenial."
"A most unusual couple. They can
select wall paper without wrangling."
"Do, you want your wife to vote?"
"Yes. But I'm not letting on to her.
If I ask her to, she won't."
Always proud to show white clothes.
Red Cross Bali Blue does make them
white. All grocers. Adv.
The difference between college grad-
uates is that some have diplomas and
others an education.
For had burns Hanford's Balsam !s
used to give quick relief. Adv.
A woman would rather have people
think her tailor-made than self-made.
Vanderbilt a Brave Man.
London.—Thomas Slidell of New
York, who was interviewed in London,
said he saw Alfred G. Vanderbilt on
the deck of the Lusitania as the ves-
sel was going down. Mr. Vanderbilt,
who could not swim, was equipped
with a life belt, but he gallantly took
it off, Mr. Slidell said, and placed it
around tl^e body of a young woman.
Then he went off to seek another life
belt. The ship sank a few seconds
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DEFIANCE STARCH CO., Omaha, Nebrasks
Canada is Callin£Y£ni
to her RicfrWheat Lands
— She extends to Americans a hearty in-
vitation to settle on her FREE Home-
stead lands of 160 acres each or secure
some of the low priced lands in Mani-
toba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
This year wheat is higher but Canadian land just
as cheap, so the opportunity is more attractive than
ever. Canada wants you to help to feed the world
by tilling some of her soil—land similar to that
which during many years has averaged 20 to 45
„ bushels of wheat to the acre. Think what you
v/%\i can make with wheat around $1 a bushel and
land so easy to get. Wonderful yields also of
Oats, Barley and Flax. Mixed farming
is fully as profitable an industry as grain
The Government this year is asking
farmers to put increased acreage into
grain. Military service is not com-
pulsory in Canada but there is a great demand for farm labor to replace the many
young men who have volunteered for service. The climate is healthful and
agreeable, railway facilities excellent, good schools and churches convenient
Write for literature and particulars as to reduced railway rates to Superintendent
Immigration, Ottawa, Canada, or to
G. A. COOK
125 W. 9th St., Kansas Clly, Mo.
wanadian Government Vgent
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Clayton, J. C. The Calumet Chieftain. (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, May 14, 1915, newspaper, May 14, 1915; Calumet, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc167900/m1/2/: accessed January 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.