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TO ADVERTISERS.
The East Oregonlan bus the largc-iit palrt
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1'ortland, ard over twice ttie circulation In
Pendleton 01 any other newspaper.
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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1915
NO. 8536
VOL. 26
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IISTERUIRSEA
BOAT SANK VESSEL
CONTAINING MULES
Submarine at Least 300 Feet Long
.Declare Survivors Steamship Ar
menian Tried to Escape.
THRILLING STORY IS TOLD
Captain Ordered I'll 11 Speed Alioad
As Soon an Enemy Was Sighted
Uut Despite Kfforts to Get Away,
Submarine Proves Too Meet and
Soon Overtakes steamship.
AVONMOUTH, England, July 1.
A monster submarine, larger than
any heretofore seen In British waters,
torpedoed and sank the steamship
Armenian. The vessel which was sent
to the bottom with a cargo of mules
and ft loss of 29 IIvsj, Including about
20 Americans, was the victim of an
undersea boat at least 301) feet long
according to survivors. A thrilling
story of the chase, attack and strug
gles of the crew and muleteers In the
water was told by those who were
saved. It was confirmed that the
Armenian endeavored to escape and
was shelled by the submarine which
was Identified as the U-38.
"The submarine was at least 301)
feet long," said H. Benton ot Cam
bridgeshire, one of the survivors. "It
bad a big roomy deck on which sev
eral guns were mounted. Wo were
coming Into liiistol channel when we
spied the submarine. Captain Trlck
ey ordered full speed ahead and the
Armenian began to zig tag In an ef
fort to evade the torpedo. We bad
the Oerman guessing for 20 minutes,
but she was too speedy for us. I was
standing near the wheel house when
the submarine began firing. This
was nut expected. We crowded
around the deckhouse, watching the
uhose, when a shell ripped into the
crew and blew some of the men Into
the water. We picked up the wound
ed as best we could In our haste to
get to cover, but four died. With
the shelling going on and as It was
.Mni w enuld not get away, the
captain brought the Armenian to.
The submarine came alongside and
the commander yelled that we be glv--en
time to take to the boats. While
we were pulling away, two torpedoes
and several shots were fired at the
Armenian and with a terrific explo
sion she plunged down, stern first
Then we rowed and drifted about In
the boats until we landed."
MODERN BLUEBEARD FOUND
GUILTY OF KILLING WIVES
DEATH SENTENCE IS IMPOSED AT
CLOSE OP TRIAL IN
LONDON.
LONDON. July 1. George Joseph
Smith, the "modern Bluebeard" was
found guilty of murder as a result of
the death of three of his six wives.
All drowned in a bathtub. The death
sentence was Imposed.
As the case was given to the Jury
Smith Jumped to his feet and denounc
ed Justice Scrutton, whose charge he
declared to be unfair.
"You have tried to hang me," Smith
shouted. "You can't hang me for mur.
der. I've done no murder. This Is a
disgrace In a Christian country."
GOVERNOR GRANTS REPRIEVE
TO BECKER UNTIL JULY 26
ALBANY, N. Y July 1. Governor
Whitman has reprieved Becker until
July 26. After a conference with the
governor, Attorney Manton for Beck
er said that aside from the reprieve,
Whitman would not Interfere with
carrying out the death sentence.
Most of Local Businessmen
to Close Stores on July 5
Most of Pendleton's business hous
es will close on Monday, July 6, all:
day, to give their employes a holiday
and permit them to attend Independ
ence Day celebrations If they so
chose. The butcher shops will re
main open until noon to permit pa
trons to buy their meats for the day
and It Is probable the barber shops
will not close at all. All of the pro
prietors but one signed the agreement
but the one refusal will doubtless
prompt all others to remain open.
The following stores have signed
the agreement: The Alexander De
partment Store, The PeopleB Ware
LOST VESSEL ISEO
AS TRANSPORT WAS
MARK FOR ATTACK
Armenian Engaged in "Admirality
Business" According, to Report
Submitted by Ambassador Page.
CONTROVERSY ELIMINATED
Hunger of Added Difficulties lie
tween the United States and Ger
ninny Is Not Possible Owing to
Nature of the Business In WlUeh
Nuumshlp was Engaged.
WASHINGTON, July 1. Ambassa
dor Page notified the state depart
ment that the British admiralty had
Informed him the Armenian was en
gaged In "admiralty business." The
report Is regarded as placing the Ar
menian definitely In the class of a
transport, subject to the rules of war
and eliminating the possibility of a
controversy between the United States
and Germany as to the loss ot Amer
ican lives.
It was the admiralty's understand
ing. Page said, that 21 of the Armen
ian's crew were lost. The ambassa
dor's report did not specify, but as
sumed that most of them were Am
ericans. The placing of a claim for
Indemnity Is not wholly out of the
question but that such action will be
taken Is extremely doubtful, as the
vessel was engaged in the business o!
a belligerent..
GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL WILL
EXAMINE ALKALI DEPOSITS
I) V. HEWETT OP GEOIOGICAL
SURVEY TO INVESTIGATE
BEDS AT NOUN.
For the purpose of examining the
alkali deposits in the vicinity of No
lin, D. F. Hewett of the U. S. geolog
ical survey arrived In Pendleton this
morning and left by auto for Nolln.
His visit, he states, will be simply to
determine the nature and quantity of
the deposits In order that hte depart
ment may have the Information a
hand.
He came here from Sumpter and
Baker where he made similar Inves
tigations. The department receives so
many Inquiries about these deposits,
he slates, that he was Instructed to
come here and secure some accurate
Information.
For Beveral years past, there have
been reports that Umatilla county al
kali was valuable for use In the man
ufacture ot soaps and soap powders
and some shipments have been made
to eastern points.
A soap factory at Linton, Ore., Is
using Umatilla county alkali and
shipments are made to It regularly.
The company owning this factory has
almost socured a monopoly on the al
kali deposits In this county, having
some time ago entered Into contracts
with the owners whereby the com
pany was to pay them a certain sum
each year regardless of whether any
of the alkali was removed. Some
farmers under this arrangement are
receiving payments each year though
the alkali on their places has not
been touched. A good deal, however,
has been shipped out of the Nolln
country. William Kahe is represent
ing the soap factory in this county.
Tornado Kills Three.
KANSAS CITY, July 1.
Three were killed In a tornado
In southern Kansas and north
ern Oklamoha. Deaths are re
ported from Ottawa county,
Oklahoma, near McCune and at
Muscota, Kansas. Crops and
property were severely dam
aged. house, the former Wohlenberg De
partment Store, Sayres, Bond Bros.,
Boston Store, W. L. Boynton, Gray
Bros., Standard Grocery Co., Special
ty Grocery, Griggs Grocery, Oregon
Market (1-1 day), Central Market
(1-S day), Cash Market (1-2 day), C.
D. Rayburn (1-2 day), Empire Meat
Co. (1-2 day), George C. Baer A Co.,
Taylor Hardware Co., W. J. Clarke.
G. I. La Dow, Hale & McAfee, Mur
phy Bros., Royal M. Sawtelle, A. L.
Schnefer, Wm. E. Hanscom, L G.
Fraxler, Brusha Millinery, The Vogue,
Hansen's Millinery, F. V, Zilltaeus,
The Curio Shop.
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Two Views of Co nut von Bernstorff.
The reply of Germany to the American rejoinder over submarine war
fare is expected this week and will be delivered to the president here by the
German ambassador, Count von Bernstorff. The reply will probably be
made public on Saturday. 1
BRITISH SHIPS MAKE RAID
ON COAST OF ASIA MINOR
TOWN IS BOMBARDED AND TELE
GRAPH STATION AND
HOUSES WRECKED.
ATHENS. Julv 1. A British crui
ser and destroyer raided the Asia Mi
nor coast Tuesday, sinking several
Turkish sailing vessels and a steam
er, according to dispatches. The tel
egraph station and several houses at
Asanof were destroyed.
EVELYN THAW REFUSES TO
TESTIFY AT SANITY TRIAL
DECLARES SHE IS NOT ABLE TO
GO TO NEW YORK TO AP
PEAR IN CASE. .
mai.one. N'. Y.. July 1. Evelyn
Thaw refused to testify at the sanity
trial of Harry Thaw. She told the
process server she would not go to
New York, saying she was too weak
to make the trip and stand the ordeal
as a witness.
"T will aend a Dhvslclan's certificate
to the court showing my condition Is
such that I cannot appear," she said.
NEW YORK, July 1. Hundreds ot
people attempted to crowd Into the
court room expecting to hear Evelyn
Thaw testify. Police were needed to
maintain order. It was expected the
examination of documentary evidence
from former trials would occupy all
ot today.
War on Rats Planned.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 1. That
Portland Is doing all In Its power to
eradicate rats Is the statement of City
Health Officer Marcellus, who has
conferred with Dr. Rupert Blue, sur
geon general of the United States
health service, who has made a study
of rat conditions along the Pacific.
Dr. Marcellus says much good work
has been done locally, but much re
mains to be done when funds become
available.
ENGLISH SUFFER IMMENSE
LOSSES AT DARDANELLES
LONDON, July L British losses
at the Dardanelles to May 31 are 38,
(35 dead, wounded and missing, As
qulth announcned. He said 7122 are
known to have been killed.
"CHICKEN:" YELLs' MAN, 4j
, AND CROWD COLLECTS
4!
SHARON, Ta., July 1 4
"Chicken," yelled a man at the j
State street bridge, looking over
the railing.
A few minutes later 1000 per-
sons -mostly men Jostled to
get a peek. Those who succeed-
ed saw a hen floating on a log.
The fire department was
ready with ropes to make a
thrilling rescue.
HUERTA IS SMILING AS HE
APPEARS IN EL PASO COURT
PRELIMINARY HEARING IS PORT.
PON ED ON REQUEST OF
GOVERNMENT.
EL PASO, July 1. Preliminary
hearings on conspiracy charges
against Huerta and Orozco and six
others arrested for alleged violation
of neutrality, were postponed until
July 12 at the government's request
Attorneys for the defendants agreed
to the postponement. The bonds of
the defendants were continued. No
testimony was taken.
The room In which Federal Com
mlsslonner Oliver holds court was
Jammed. Huerta came Into court half
an hour before the hour for his ap
pearance. He was smiling and un
concerned. It was reported that Mi
guel Lombardo, Villa's minister of
foreign affairs, will endeavor to pre
sent a plan for peace In Mexico to
Wilson soon. He Is expected to leave
for Washington today.
CONDITIONS IN CAPITAL OF
MEXICO ARE GROWING WORSE
FOREIGNERS ARE IN DANGER,
ACCORDING TO REPORT OF
CONSUL CANADA.
WASHINGTON, July 1. Conditions
in Mexico City, already regarded aa
extremely menacing to foreigners, are
growing worse. Consul Canada at Ve
ra Crui Informed the state depart
ment. His dispatch follows a report
forwarded last night which stated ri
oting and looting were In progress In
the capital.
WHEAT IS AGAIN ABOVE
DOLLAR MARK; PORTLAND
CLUB QUOTATIONS NOW $1
PORTLAND, Ore., July 1.
(Special) An advance of four
cents over yesterday's bid price
for club and three cents over
previous offerings for blues tern
featured the wheat market to-
day. Today the bid prices were
club. $100; bluestem, 11.03.
CHICAGO, July 1. (Special)
At the close of the market to-
day the following quotations
prevailed: July 11.07 1-4; Sept.
$1.02 1-2; Dec. $1.05 5-8.
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CROWN m s
RCED TO RETIRE
I VERB1 LI
French Troops are Victorious North
of Arras Where Germans Attempt
Smashing Counter-Attacks.
GAINS ARE MADE IN ALSACE
Soldiers of Kaiser are Repulsed
French Offensive Continue Heavy
Artillery Fire Features- Successful '
I)aM Against 1'oe crown Ifince
Army Is Retreating.
PARI.S, July 1. The army of the:
Herman Crown Prince has been beat-.
en and has retired with heavy losses
after heavy attacks about Verdun,
it was officially announced.
Intend:r.gta counter-act the French
offensive north of Arras the forces ot
the Crown Prince delivered strong as
saults against the French positions
They were met with a heavy artillery
fire and forced back after their ranks
were torn by the French guns.
East of Binarvllle, on the ridge east
of Metzeral and In Alsace the Ger
mans have been repulsed.
OAV Joins City in
Making July 12 Big
Day of Celebration
SPECIAL RATES TO BE IX EF
FECT WHEX LIBERTY BELL
VISITS HERE.
The O.-W. R. & N. Co. is Joining
with the city in its plans to make
"Liberty Bell Day." July 12, a day of
celebration. Yesterday evening Agent
T.'F. O'Brien announced that special
rates of one and one third fare will be
granted from Athena. Pilot Rock,
Umatilla and Meacham and all inter
mediate points. Announcement was
also made that a steam train will be
substituted for the motor car from
the west end and that both this train
and No. 2 going from here to Walla
Walla, will be held until after the Lib.
erty Bell special has gone.
HOT WINDS LAST TWO DAYS
SAID TO DAMAGE THE WHEAT
GRAIN AT THIS TIME NOT IN
CONDITION TO WITHSTAND
THEM, REPORTED.
More damage Is being done to the
wheat crop of the county by the hot
winds of the past two days, according
to reports brought into the city. Yes
terday the breeies were particularly
hot and the grain not in the best con
dition to withstand them. Reports
from the south end of the county
state that the winds in the vicinity
yesterday were so hot that many
ranchers were forced to suspend work
for several hours during the after
noon. The grain wilted perceptibly,
one .farmer states. On the reserva-l
tion hot winds also blew and some
damage was done to wheat there. To
day is very similar to yesterday and
additional damage is expected. Com-
incr nn tnn nf thA Hnmnn itnnA hv
recent cold and hot winds, some au
thorities declare the crop has been'
Injured 25 per cent. Many of the
older farmers declare the present
damage Is Just w hat might have been
suspected from the heavy late rains.
Such rains cause the grain to grow
rankly and to root shallowly, leaving
it Illy prepared to withstand the dry,
hot spell.
NEWS SUMMARY
General. j
Monster submarine sank tlto Ar
menian. I
Lost steamship Armenian wag used
as transport ami therefore subject to
attack. I
Eleven Americans lost when Ar
menian Is sunk. I
Humans form new line to repulse
advance of the Austro-Germans.
Army of the German crown prince
is defeated by the Frencli.
LocaL
Paving of Alia and other streets
goes through; South Main petition
filed.
Government geologist here exam
ining alkali de.xwlt.
Hot winds doing more damage to
grain crop.
Railroad grant reduced rates for
Liberty BeU celebration.
SSIAIIS EORI!
NEW FRONT ALONG
LINE OF RETREAT
Slavs Preparing to Engage Austro
German Forces in Decisive Battle
on Gaiician Fields.
ENEMY THUS FAR REPULSED
Petrograd Statement Declares Ten
tons Suffer Heavily in Attempt to;
lireak Through New Defensive
Nava! Engagement in Baltic Ends
In Germans W f Uidrawing.
PETROGRAD, July 1. The Rus
sians have halted in their retreat In
Galicla. Forming a new line along
the Bug and Gnila Lipa rivers, the
Slavs are now preparing to engage tha
Austro-German forces in a decisive
battle. Attempts of the enemy to
force the line have been repulsed
with heavy losses.
This was clearly Indicated In an
official statement which declared that
east and southeast of Lemberg,
where the retreat had been general,
the Russians now not only are block
ing the Austro-German advance, but
are smashing the enemy's line by
counter attacks. North and north
east of the Gaiician capital the Slavs
are retiring before superior numbers.
One battleship and four light crui
sers and several tropedoboats appear
ed off Windau. Opening fire at close
quarters the enemy did considerable
damage. A Russian torpedo boat flo
tilla then engaged the Germans, dam
aging the enemy ships and forcing
them to retire.
PETROGRAD, July 1. A German
torpedo boat struck a mine and sunk
in the Baltic off Windau, Monday,
when Russian vessels . engaged the
enemy ships endeavoring to land
troops for an expedition against Riga.
it was officially announced. The
German ships turned back.
GREECE IS BELIEVED TO BE
ABOUT TO ENTER STRUGGLE
DEPUTIES PLEDGE THEMSELVES
TO SUPPORT WAR PROGRAM
OF PREMIER.
ATEHNS, July 1. The possible en
trance of Greece into the war ap
peared nearer when Premier Venliel
os announced 184 deputies had pled
ged their' support to any program
he advocates. This means the "war
party" will have a topheavy maJorityjFastnet by a German submarine. Sev.
when Parliament convenes July 20. era! of the crew landed at Cork.
Ordinance Providing for
Paving 23 Blocks Passed
The passage of the ordinance for
the 23 blocks of pavement in the AI
ta. Chestnut, Garden, Willow, Webb
and Water street district, the intro
duction of a petition asking for the
paving of the South Main street hill
and decision to experiment with oil
on Bluff street constituted the prin
cipal business before the city council
last evening.
, Contrary to expectations, no re
monstrance was filed against the pro
posal to pave Alta street from Main
to Chestnut, Chestnut from Alta to
Webb, Garden from Railroad to Wa
ter, Railroad from Maine to Willow!
and Willow from Railroad to Webb.
The passage of the ordinance repre
sents the culmination of a long cam
paign to secure the paving of West
Alta, three previous attempts having
failed.
The petition presented by propert
owners on the south hill asking for
the paving of that street from the
north line of Blurf to the south line
of High, a distance of two blocks.
The petition for a strip of gravel bl-
tulithic pavement IS feet wide, tho
Intention being to have a macadam
roadway on each side of the pave
ment In order to make wagon traffic
up the hill easy In wet weather. A
large percentage of the property af
fected was represented on the peti
tion and it is doubtful whether a re
monstrance will be attempted. The
petition is now In the hands of the
street committee.
Bluff street, west of Main, having
been graded and rolled. Acting Mayor
Dyer proposed that the city apply oil
to It as an experiment In keeping
down the dust. Judge Marsh his
agreed to let the city use the countv'sj
oil tank and also to furnish the city
oil at cost. The expense will be light,
Mayor Dyer pointed out, and hla rec
ommendation met with un.inlmuu
approval,
11 AMERICANS ARE
LOST WHEN VESSEL
ARMENIAN !S SUNK
Germany has Excellent Grounds on
Which to Show That Destruction
of Ship was Justified.
INVESTIGATION TO BE MADE
United. States Has Ordered Probe In
to Case to Determine Exact Detail
of the Sinking 30 All Told Loso
Lives Bodies of Arrfrtiajw Will
Be Returned Here,
WINDSOR, Vermont, July 1. Pres
ident Wilson received a detailed re
Port on the torpedoing and sinking of
the steamship Armenian from tha
state department. The president de
clined to comment but it was learned
he does not intend to return to Wash,
ington immediately. Further dis
patches from Lansing are expected as
soon as he gets in touch with the sit
uation in Washington. Although it
was admitted the htm of Americans
might complicate negotiations with
Germany, members of the president's
party doubted that any cause existed
for new protests to the Imperial gov
ernment. LONDON. July 1. Thirty live
were lost when the Armenian was
sunk, according to dispatches to the
admiralty. The number of Ameri
cans who perished is placed at 11.
The survivors were landed at Cardiff,
Bristol and Liverpool. The American
embassy has arranged to return the
Bodies of the Americans to the Unit
ed States.
Survivors estimated that at least
190 sheila were fired at the Armen
ian before the vessel was torpedoed.
The greatest number lost perished
when one of the six boats put over.
sank.
WASHINGTON, July 1. Germany
has excellent grounds on which to
show that the sinking of the Armen
ian was justified. This wu the con
census of unofficial opinion express
ed by officials. The state department
has ordered a complete and thor
ough Investigation Into the circum
stances surrounding the sinking. Am
bassador Page was Instructed to
send a man to the scene to question
the survivors. Directions were sent
to Gerard to get a report from the
commander of the U-38. An inquiry
is in progress at Newport News to
learn whether the crew of the Ar
menian was employed by the British
admiralty or the Leyland line.
British Steamer Sunk.
LONDON. July 1. The British
steamer Thistlebank was sunk off
The city recorder was Instructed1
to advertise for new bids for the
cleaning of the paved streets. Includ
ing the streets in the new district
created.
Firemen's Pay Raised.
The salary of the three paid fire
men was raised $10 each last evening,
upon the recommendation of Mayor
Dyer. An ordinance authorizing the
Increase will be prepared at once. The
chief will hereafter, draw $35 a month
for the first aix montha and 295
thereafter, while his assistants will
draw $75 a month for the first six
months and S5 thereafter. Mayor
Dj-er declared that, inasmuch as the
are doing the city hall Janitor worSt
and are efficient firemen, the In
crease was Justified. No objection
was made.
Plans and specifications for
three-block sewer on Went Bluff
street were ordered prepared last ev
ening. The bond of Guy O'Melvenr
for the Garden street sewer contract
was accepted.
The council Instructed the city re
corder to advertise for bids for tr.
construction of a sidewalk along the
Joe Conley property on Thompson
street. Councilman Cole uk
Rested that the sidewalk to the high
school up the south side of Tustln
street should be put In at onc and
this suggestion will b acted upon.
The matter of building sidewalks on
West High street, where only plank
walks now are. was taken up last ev
ening also. A. J. Owen complained
about the condition of the walk on
Thompson street from the railroad
to the foot of the hill and Chairman
Cole promised thrit the matter would
be attended to.
CI. I. La Duw'j request for permln
elon to Install a gasoline tank at his
place of business w,i referod to the
fire committee. The rii"-t of Cl'f
Attorney Carter for a two-weeks'
leave of utw-nce granted.