Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 31, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 12, 1915 Page: 2 of 4
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ELGIN OKLA. FARMERS CHAMPION
Passengers Jeer at
Warning of Danger
Now York. The advertisement In
New York papers the day tho Lusl-
tanin sailed warning passengers not
to tako tho risk provoked only ridicule
from tho passengers.
Charles T. llowrliig head of tlio firm
5f Iluwrlng Ilros. nnd president of tho
3t. Guorgo's Society who wns a pass-
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THECUNARD LINER LUSITANIA
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. Tlio Cunnrd liner Lusltnnla which sailed out of Now York
Inst Saturday with more tlinn 2000 souls aboard Hob at the bottom of tlio
ocean off tlio Irish count. Sho was sunk by n German submarine which sent
two torpedoes crashing Into hor sldo whllo tlio passengers seemingly con-
fident that tlio great swift vessel could eludo tlio German underwater craft
ore having luncheon.
How many of the Lusltnnln's passengers nnd crow wore rescued can-
Bot be told at present but t ho otllclul statements from tho Drltlsh . "mlrnlty
accounted for not more than GOO or 700. Thero were dead nnd wounded
among those brought ashore; somo since have died. Thero were 2.1C0 souls
on board when tho ship salted.
The Lusttanla was steaming nlong about ten miles off Old Head Klnsnlu
on tho last leg 01 her voyngo to Liverpool when about " o'clock Kridny
Afternoon a submarine appeared suddenly nnd so far as nil reports go fired
two torpedoes without warning nt the steamer. Ono strtick her near the
bows and tho other In tho engtno room Tho ngcuts of destruction tore tho
vessol's side causing terrlllc explosions. Four torpedoes were fired nt the
Lusltr.nlu Iter otllccrs sny but tho two ot them missed Tito steamer was
flying tho British Hug when she was struck.
Iioats which were nlready swung out on tho davits were dropped over
board and wero speedily filled with passengers who had been npialletl by
tho desperate attack A wireless call for help was sent out nnd Immediately
rescue boats of all kinds were sent out both from the neighboring points
nlong the const nnd Queonstown.
Hut within fifteen minutes as one survivor estimated nnd certainly
within half aji hour the Lusltnnla hail disappeared.
Where (Ircnt llrltaln's fastest merchant vessel went down Old Head
"DON'T ROCK THE BOAT"
Chairman Stono ot the sennto foreign relations committee mndo
"The trngrdy is of course profoundly regretted. If the reports
is to tho toss of llfo arc true tho sympathies of tho civilized world
will he deeply stirred. Hut for us it seems to mo that good sensn
dictates that we keep our bends until wo get our bearings. It Is u bad
time to got rattled nnd act Impulsively. 'Don't rock the boat'
PRESIDENT WILSON WILL GO SLOW
Secretnry Tumult:' "Of ccurso the president Joels tho distress
and the gravity of the situation to tho utmost and is considering ery
earnestly but very calmly tho right course of action to pursue. Ho
knows that the pennlo of the country wish nnd expict him to act with
deliberation as wcU js with firmness.
STAND BY THE PRESIDENT
John Field's paper tho Oklnhomn City Times:
In this crisis those to whom tho nation's ilentlny Is committed
should have tho itivnl nnd uiiuuestloiilng support of people nnd states
truly united to work for tho welfare not only of themselves hut ot
WiLSON ACTS WITH DELI BERATIO!
WILL DO NOTHING HASTY IN THII
President Keeps His Counssl As Hi
Walts For Full Report of
Klnsalc Is a landmark that has brought Joy to many travelers ns It nlwnys
stood as tho Mgn from shore that tho perils of tho vo)ugo on tho Atlantic
were nt nn end.
There wero several hundred American citizens on bonrtl. Among tho
most prominent wero Elbert Hubbard nnd wife Alfred U Vunderbllt Chas.
Klein tho playwright Chas. Frohman tho theatrical mngnnte.
Immediately the news of tho torpedoing ot tho Lusltnnla wns received
nt Queehslown tho admiral In command ot the naval station dispatched to
the scene nil assistance avallablo. Tho tugB Warrior Stormcock and Julia
together with five trawlers and thu local lifeboat In tow of a tug were
hurried to sen.
The Lusltnnla was seen from tho signal station nt Klnsnlo to be In
difficulty nt 2:12 p. m. At 2:33 p. m. she had completely disappeared. This
indicates that the liner was nlloat twenty-otic minutes after what evidently
was the beginning ot her troubles.
Oklahomans And Texana On Beard. .
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Lewis nnd their daughter Edith C years of age who
from August 1914 until a short time ago mado their homo In Oklahoma City
were passengers on the Lusltaula according to Oklnhomn City friends. They
come to Oklahoma from Lveriool nnd were returning to their former homo.
While In Oklahoma City they resided at 917 West Thirteenth street. .Mr.
Lewis was connected with tho Williams Cotton Company. They wero all
H. J Tlramls nnd R. T. Moody of Gainesville Texas two of the largest
cotton buyers in Texas and Oklahoma were also aboard tho Lusltnnlu when
the sailed. Tlmtnls Is reported anion g the rescued.
Washington President Wilson up
on whom tho eyes of tho world nn
focused nt tho present moment stud
led In quiet seclusion the aspects o'
Inw nnd fact In connection with tin
sinking by n German torpedo of tlu
Ilrltlsh liner Lusltnnla with a conso
quent loss of many American Hvcb.
Tho latest reports from tho Amor
lcn;i ambassador places the Amcrlcnt
lost at llfi.
Tho great human tragedy coupled
with tho responsibility ot the honi
caused tho president to deny hlmsell
to all callers even to members of his
oilUial family while ho turned nvet
In his mind tho conrso to bo pursued
by the United States government In
mm ot tho most serious crises in 1 tf
The only glimpse of the working of
the president's mind was given when
the White House Issued Its first formal
comment on tho dlsnstcr. Tho nn-
nouncement wns made that the presi-
dent realized tho country expected him
to deal with the sltur.llon "with delib-
eration as well ns firmness."
When the German admiralty pro-
claimed tho waters around Great
Ilrltaln nnd Ireland a war zone nnd
warned rytitrnl vessels against the
dnngcrs that lay therein tlio United
.Slates did not admit Germany's right
to place hazards In the wny of Ameri-
can vessels or lives There wns no
distinction drawn then as to whether
tho representations ot tho United
States covered Americans traveling on
belligerent or neutral craft but ofll-
rials Informally disclosed later that
tho note hnd been purposely phrased
so ns to cover both contingencies.
The innguago of the American note
wns everywhere recalled as a possrlbln
Index of the policy to bo pursued. In
n note to Germany tho United Stnten
government pointed out Hint If Amerl
can lives wero lost or on American
essel sunk "tho government of the
United Slates would bo constrained to
hold tho German government to n
strict accountability nnd to tnko any
steps necessary to safeguard American
lives nnd property nnd to socuro tc
American citizens tho full extent ol
their ncknow lodged rights on tho high
Information gathered among officials
of tho government nnd In diplomatic
quarters tended to confirm tho belief
Hint plans for the destruction of the
Lusltanin wero mndo several weeki
ago. Tho Gorman embassy was In
strur.tcd to advertise In tho lending
newspapers ngnlnst traveling on belllg-
eror.t Bhlps. Anraymnus wnrnliigi
wero then sent to Individuals who pro.
posed sailing on tho Lusttanla Most
significant of all wore letters received
hero from olllclnls In Germany by prl-
vnto persons stating Hint tho Lust
tnnln surely would bo destroyed.
At the German embassy hero whllt
no comment wns made ns to whether It
was known thero that tho vessel wni
to he destroyed It wns said the em-
bassy knew the Lusltnnla carried nrma
nnd ammunition nnd being advised ot
the resolution of tho Gerinnn admiral-
ty to attack ships that rnrrimt such
contraband olllclnls' had believed she
would bo nttneked.
SBl f ABStafSMlki -- . nF
Whose Body Has Been Recovered
longer said Hint It wns n silly per-
formance for tho Gorman Embassy tu
do nnd below tho dignity of n diplo-
matic representative of any foreign
Alexander Campbell general man-
ager for John Downr & Sons London
who wns returning homo nfter tranB-
fcring his firm's business in this coun-
try to nn ngenc snld: "I think It Is
s lot of tummy rot for any govern-
ment to do such n thing and It Is
bbW W" - --
Vanderbilt a Brave Man.
London. Thomns Slldell of New
York who was Interviewed In London
said he saw Alfred O. Vanderbilt on
the deck of the Lusltaula ns tho ves-
sel was going down. Mr. Ynndcrbllt
who could not swim was equipped
with a llfo belt but bo gallantly took
It off Mr. Slldell said nnd placed It
nround the body ot n young woman.
Then he went off to seek nnother llfo
belt. The ship sank a few seconds
Cotton and Stocks Take A Sudden Big Tumble
New York. Wall Street shook from
center to circumference Friday after-
noon when confirmation of the Blnklng
of the Lusltnnla was received. A gen-
eral collapse followed tho news with
such excitement as has not been wit-
nessed since the war began.
The news created a painful Impres-
sion in all circles. International bank-
ers retrained from expressing any
colnlon aa Id the effbet of the tor
pedoing of tho BrltUh liner upon the
duration of tho war. Tho belief wns
expressed however the situation had
reached a most acuto phnse so far ns
It might affect Washington's altitude.
Bethlehem Steel which had nttalned
n new record of 159 was tho first Block
to feel the effect of tho wave ot Belling
making an extreme decllno of 29 points
to 130. Wcstlnghouse Electric another
war specialty meanwhile broke 21
points Amalgamated Copper 12 points
and many other standard shares as
well as stocks of untried merit from
G to 10 points
Tho cotton market Hkcwiso col-
lapsed Ootobcr contracts which had sold
at 10.15 shortly after midday broke to
9.67 In tho late trading which mads
a decline ot $2.00 per bale as compared
with the previous day's closing prices
and ot fully (6.50 per bale from tht
high record ot April 23.
hard to believe that tho German am-
bassador dictated the ndverttscment.
Tho Lusltnnlu can run nwny from any
fubmarluc tho Germans hnvo got nnd
he Ilrltlsh Admiralty wilt eeo that she
b looked after when she arrives in
jitrlklug dlstanco ot tho Irish coast."
I). A. Thomas tho wealthy Welsh
coal operator who sailed on the Lust-
tanla accompanied by his daughter
J.ndy Mnckworth tho English militant
suffragette said ho was not worrying
about tho ship being attacked by sub-
marines. Charles Klein tho American phi'-
wrlght told n Times reporter who
nsked htm nbout the wnrnlng In thu
Charles Klein noted'playwrlght.
newspapers that ho was going to do-
voto his time on tho voyage to think-
ing ot his new piny "Votash & Perl-
mutler In Society."
Elbert Hubbard the publisher ot
The Philistine who sailed for Liver-
pool on tho Lusltanin with his wife
said he believed tho German Emperor
had ordered tho advertisement to bo
placed in tlio newspapers nnd added
jocosely Hint If ho was on board the
liner when she was torpedoed he
would bo able to do the Kaiser Justice
in The Philistine.
Alfred G. Vanderbilt who was ono
of tho last to go on board said ho waa
going over to spend three weeks In
London to see his stnble nnd look over
some property In had there.
Texans Give Belts To Women.
Quecnstown. The most romofkablo
escape nmong the passengers of tho
Lusltaula was that of R. K. Tlmmls
of Gainesville who wnB returning to
England for tils yearly visit accom-
panied by his chum R. T. Moodle also
of Gainesville. Doth men gave their
life belts to steerage women just ns
the Lusltanin sank. Tlmmls who is
a strong swimmer remained in the
water clinging to various objects for
nearly three hours. Then he was
tken Into a boat. Moodle m
The cook is happy the
other members of the family
ore happy appetites sharpen things
brighten up jrcncrnlly. 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 tliis'nevcr-
iailingCuluinct Baking Powder. Your
grocer knows. Ask him.
PXCFJVED HIGHEST AWARDS
Wrld' fur. Food EipoeiUon Chluto K
Fail Expoeitlon. Franc. March 1912.
Tm Jm1 Mfi mvmtr wti ? ckni
bi mm cotMscal m nktsMoMi gtrm
t btf.na UUm wWr. Dm'.WhWM. feyCtlu
Usl rMffta. CaUaMt i Ur Mptrior U M Milk a4
TOO MUCH FOR JUDGE GARY
Youthful Lawyer Made Technical Er-
ror In Billiard Contest With
.Judge Mnrttn ns a young lawyer nnd
on first nrrlvnl In Chicago thought
himself fortunate In gaining nn Intro-
duction to Judge Gary the Gary who
tried tho anarchists. Tho Judge took
a shlno to tho young chap nnd pro-
posed a game of billiards wherein
Mnrtln made a technical error that
he remembered for long. Gary plaed
nn old man's game nnd Martin then
ns now wns particularly handy with
Picture n contest of thirty-four
points with four balls on a 4 '.4 by 9
table. The Judge (barely bending)
with n childish bridge nnd a nerve-
less stroke missed his llrst shot Mnr-
tln in shirtsleeves crouched over tho
tnblo llko n Jockey piloting n winner
and applied himself to rolling up n
run. Ho hnd counted fifteen or twen-
ty when he turned and saw tlio Judge
disappearing through the door uud
tnuvlng with rulllcd dignity.
To Drive Out Malaria
And ltuild Up The System
Take the Old Standard CROVB'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You knoNv
what you arc Inking ns the formul.i is
printed on every label slnwing it is
Quinine and Iron iu a tasteless form. The
Quinine drives out malaria the Iron
builds up the system. SU cents. Adv.
"Yen the brute advertised as a
summer resort with an ocean view"
Alwajs proud to thow white clothes.
Red CroM Hall llluc does make then)
white. All grocers. Adv.
If ynu take Into consideration tho
clothes little Cupid doesn't wear you
will no longer wonder why love grows
For bad burns Hanford's Balsam U
used to glvo quick relief. Adv.
As a rule when you do see a good
man you seo one who Is as ugly us a
"Society doesn't concern you much
here in Crimson Gulch" tald the ob-
"What do j on mean by society?" In-
quired Uroncho Hob.
"You haven't any tuft hunters
"Yes we have. A bunch of Injuns
got out their scalpln' knives an' went
on the war path only fast week."
"That Infant bf yours kept m
nwnko half tho lrtght" said the lrrl-
"Well I congratulnto you" replied
tho weary father. "That comes near-
er being n kind word than nnythlnr
I hnvo heard today. Nobody else-
owns up to getting halt a ulght'i.
It Is Good for Man.
To heal cuts sores burns lameness
nnd other external ailments ulci.'
uso Hanford's llalsam. It Is x vain-
nblo household remedy nnd should al-
v.uj'8 be kept In every home. Adv.
In the War Zone.
"So your undo has gone to the war.
"And don't everybody miss him?"
"Why es they hnvo so far. IIo
haBti't been wounded yet."
A man's reputation for politeness
should be based on his attltudo towurd
the women of his own family.
tlraulatt the torpid liver ttrtnsthen tb
dlttltlvi ortuit regulate the bowl. A rem-
edy lor tick heedeche. I'ncquelcd ml
Elestntlr iuttr coated. Saudi dote. Price 15c.
Is constantly Browing in favor because it
Does Not Stick to the Iron
and it will not injure the finest fabric. For
laundry purpose sit his no equal. 16 ox.
packaie 10c 1-3 more stsrch tor same money.
DEFIANCE STARCH CO. Omahs Nebraska
W. N. U Oklahoma City No. 20-1916
Canada is CallinOfoa
"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 lust
aa cheap so the opportunity is more attractive than
trit. 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 ii
bushels of wheat to the acre. Think what vou
Ji- can make with wheat around $1 a bushel and
y lattrt art aMr In crot Wmarfnl bM ! nS
Oats. Barley and Flax. Mixed farming
is fully as profitable aa Industry aa grain
The Government this year la asking
farmers to put increased acreage into
rain. Military service la not com.
pultory I" Canada but there ia 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 aa to reduced railway ratat to Suparintendut
Immigration Ottawa Canada or to
I2S W. tt BCt ftaasM CMy N.
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