Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 01, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Page 2, Image 2
2 A THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 1. 1917. Danish West Indies Formally Transferred to United States TWO BRITISH SHIPS ARETORPEDOED Several Americans Aboard Horse Transport and General v 'Cargo Craft Are Killed. ONE CARRIED A DECK GUN Washington, March 31. Two Brit ' lh itcamers, the Snowdon Range and the Booth liner Crispin,, both with Americans aboard, of whom i number are unaccounted for, were re ported to the State department today to have been sunk without warning by a submarine. On the Crispin the torpedo which struck the engine room killed five men, two of whom re believed to have been Americans. ' Consul Frost, reporting the loss of . the freight liner Crispin, says: "Crispin, 2,483 tons, Newport News to Liverpool, 686 horses, torpedoed . without warning fourteen miles uff Hook Head, 7:15 p. m. 29th. Sixty eight out of ship's complement of 112 were Americans. Two boats missing, not improbably lost. '. "Torpedo struck engine room star- board side, explosion killing five men, of whom two believed to be Amer icans. Submarine not seen, but wake ;of torpedo seen by Americans. Ves . sel carried gun and wireless. Latter was wrecked by explosion. Weather ... - ',-,'a-, f-d, overcast sky, very I raw swells. Vessel same siowiy, but return on hoard not feasible ow '. ing to heavy sea. . "One boat with nineteen survivors landed at Queenstown, including cap f tain, chief steward, veterinarian and f ,'ten Americans. R. H. Riser, New f port News; Bland Tinsley, PhiladeL ;- phia; R. L. Hays, Covingtorj James '. Kranklin, New York City; George t v Killy, Baltimore; George St. Armand, Worcester; Harry Davis, Baltimore; I John Williams, Newport News. Other boats believed landing Mil- ; ford Haven and elsewhere." ; ' Armed Ship Torpedoed. The dispatch from Liverpool, re- t porting the sin King oi in ara Range, follows: ' "British steamer Snowdon Range, f Philadelphia to Liverpool with gen- t. acoi rem an A nnwder. one Eun aft. torpedoed without warning at 8:45 ( a. m., March 28, thirty-five miles from : Hnllv Head. No vessel in sight at time of attack. Four killed by ex- 1 plosion, remainder of erew took to i boats, including James Carroll, Phil ; .H.inhia! Gtarat Alexander, colored. i ' Wilmington. N. C; Burt Thebalt, t Philadelphia; native-born Americans .i and Harry McCabe, naturaliied, no ?. nrmatient address. "Submarine emerged, showing Ger man flag, shelled Snowdon Range, then boarded and removed provisions and detachable brass, placed bombs, vessel aunk. Crew picked up 6 p. m., taken to Holly Head." A dispatch from Swansea said the collector of customs there reported that forty-nine American from the Rritish cattle steamer Crispin had been landed at Milford Haven. ;No additional details of the sinking of the Crispin were given, 1 A later disoatch from Consul Frost ) definitely established the killing or fj one American and said others prob , .; ably had been killed. The Crispin ''was bound for Avonmouth.' ' ' 'ft H 'i v Two Gretna Store Robbed. : Gretna. Neb.. March 31. (Special.) i Siebert'a saloon and Schmidt's gen eral store were visited by thieves on Thursday night A quantity of whisky ' was stolen from Siebert's saloon. This is the second time within a month that Siebert's saloon has been broken into and Schmidt's - store has been robbed three times lately. The blood hounds, have been brought up from Beatrice and an effort is being made to trace the thieves. Washington, March 31. The final act of more tjian fifty years' effort to bring the Danish West Indies under the American flag was completed with formal ceremonies at the State department today, when Danish Min ister Brun was handed a treasury warrant for $25,000,000, the purchase price, and wireless messages were sent to the American and Danish au thorities at the islands to lower the Danish flag and raise the Stars and Stripes. At noon today the new pos sessions passed definitely and finally under the authority of the United States. 'By giving you this warrant. Sec retary Lansing said, as he handed the paner to the minister, "I will save you the trouble of transporting forty eight tons of gold. The value of this paper in coin would be equivalent to that weight." With the formal transfer the is lands became known as the Virgin islands of the United States, a title chosen by the natives. - In all there are fifty islands, only three large enough to be of impor tance. St. Thomas is the most im portant and has one of the finest har bors in the West Indies, which will be transformed into a strong naval base for the protection of the Pan ama canal. St. Croix and St. John are the other two large islands. . Rear Admiral James H. Oliver, chief of naval intelligence at the Navy department, is enroute to St Thomas to assume the duty of gov ernor. He will serve until a perma nent government has been deter mined upon by congress. Local laws will be administered until congress has acted. Miss Fitz Roberts Goes to Philadelphia Conference Miss Myrtle Fitz Roberts, super intendent of the vocational bureau in t' e city hall, leaves Sunday Kr Phil adelphia to ttend a vocational guid ance conference at William Penn High school. Commissioner Ctaxton and Meyer Bloomfield, an authority on vocational guidance, will be the chief speakers. Miss Fitz Roberts will visit vocation bureai'S in New York and Boston to get new ideas for the local bureau. THOMPSON BELDEN &CQ. 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