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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (May 14, 1915)
WT2STON, OltEOON, FBtDAY, MAY 14, 1915.
GBtlWANS SINK LUSITANIA;
THOUSAND LIVES ARE LOST
Liner Off Irish Coast AiMcdt,
STEAMER SUNK NEAR1NG PORT
Two Torpedoes Crash Into Side of
Vessel While Passengers Are at
Die in Hospitals.
London The Cunard llnor Luai
tanla, which alled out of New York
lut Saturday with more than 2000
person aboard, Una at tha bottom of
the ocean off tha IrUh coast. She waa
unk by a German eubmarln Friday
afternoon, which aent two torpedoes
crashing Into bur aide, while the pea
aengtrra, seemingly confidant that the
great veeaal rould elude tha German
under-water craft, were having lunch
How many of the Lusitanla' pae-
eenger and crew were rescued cannot
be told at present, but the oRlclal
statement from tha BrltUb admiralty
up to midnight accounted for not more
than 600 or 600. It waa reported at
the Cunard office, however, that be
tween 600 and 600 had been landed at
Queenetown and about 800 at Clona
kllty. There wera 1261 paaaengera
and 814 In the crew, a total of 2007.
It la believed mora aurvlvora will be
accounted for. Many are reported to
have died In hospitals.
A Dublin dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph company aaya mat we latest
report Indicate a loaa of life of about
There wera dead and wounded among
thoae brought ashore ; aome alnce have
The Lull tan I a waa ateamlng along
about 10 mllea off Old Mead ninaaie,
tha lut Iter at har va voire to Liver
pool, when about S o'clock in tha af
ternoon a submarine suddenly ap
peared, and, ao far aa all report go,
flra.1 In tnrnwlnaa without Warning at
the steamer. One etruck ber near tha
bowa and the other in tha angina
room. Tha powerful agenta of de
struction tore through tha veaeele'
aide, caualng terriflo explosions. Al
mat ImmaHlataiv mat volumes of
water poured through the opening
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and ma L.uaitania uaiea.
Boat, which ware already awung
out on tha davit, wera dropped over
board and wera apeediiy filled with
paaaengera who had been appalled by
tha desperate attack.
A wireleaa call for help waa aent out
and immediately reecue boata of all
kind ware aent both from tha neigh
boring point along thej coaat and
Within 15 minute, as one survivor
eatlmated, and certainly within half
an hour, tha Luaitanla had disap
peared. Many rescued wera taken to Queene
town by steamers. Other ara report
ad aa having been landed at tha porta
of Clonakllty and Klnsale. Soma
dead and injured were taken ashore
with the aurvlvora. Several have died
In hospitals. .
formal Opcsing of Cefilo Canal
Witnessed by 10,000 Spectators
Tha Dallea, Or. The government
Wsndesday presented to me peopia 01
tha Northwest a $5,000,000 instrument
to aid them in developing their ra
aourcee and delivered to them an em
phatic note of warning.
Tha preaent consists of tha Celllo
eanal, which overcomes tha natural
barrier in tha Columblajrlver between
Tha Dallea and Tumwater, and which,
heretofore, has been tha only obstruc
tion to continuous water traffic be
tween tha Pacific and thejrreat Inland
Liner Not Proved Armed.
Liverpool Scene reminiscent of
tha Titanic and tha Empress of India
disasters wera to be wltneaaed in
Liverpool Saturday, when a large
crowd, chiefly women relative of tha
civw of the Lusitanla, gathered out
side tha Cunard ofllea'anxlously await
ing new of their men.
Little waa available, however, but
the peopia remained calm, although
tha strain was terrible.
So far as could be learned here the
Luaitanla had no guns aboard.
.; Two Lifeboat Picked Up.
Dublin The motorboat Elliabeth
ha arrived at Klnsale and report that
at 8:30 o'clock Friday aha picked up
two lifeboat containing 63 and ,10
survivors of tha Lusitanla, respec
tively. A cork tug took the rescued
to Queens town. They wera mostly
women and children.
Tha paeaengers aaid that owing to
her liat to port tha Lusitanla could not
launch many of har lifeboat.
THE TITANIC DISASTER. ,
The liner Titanic, of tha Whit
Star Line, on her maiden voyage
from Liverpool to New York, struck
an Iceberg at 10:15 p. m., April 14,
1912. She aank in four and one
half hour. Of the 220S persons
aboard, 160$ perished.
Of thee 1847 were men, 10S wo
men and 63 children. Of tha 703
aurvlvora, 816 war men, 838 wo
men and 62 children.
The Titanic waa a much larger
vessel than the Lusitanla, being the
largest veasvl aver floated up to that
time. She waa 882 feet 6 Inchea
long, 92 feet 8 inchea beam, 84 feet
deep, with a registered tonnage of
46,000, but an actual displacement
of 06.000 tons.
Sinking of Big Vessel by Germans
Greatly Stirs Official Washington
Washington. D. C Destruction of
the British liner Lusitanla with tha
losa of many live shocked officials of
tha United State government and
spread profound grief In the national
Although it waa not known bow
many, if any, of those lost were
Amxrirarut. the view was o-eneral that
tha most serious altuation confronted
tha American government since the
outbreak of the war In Europe
Tha warnlno- of the United Stat
that Germany would be held to a
"strict accountability" for the loaa oi
"American Uvea," Irrespective of
whxthar thev wera aboard belligerent
or neutral vessels when attacked, fo
cused attention on tha White House,
where President Wilson until lata in
tha nlvht raad tha disDatchea with
grave interest. The Prsldent made
Secretary Bryan, Counselor Lans
ing, senator and members of the
house who were in the city, waited up
until a late hour for definite newa of
the passengers and crew of the sunken
ship. Earlier In the day they had
construed the positive announcement
from abroad that no Uvea bad been
lost aa final, but later advices dashed
German Military Attadte Justifies
Act of Sinking Sbip by Submarine
New York Captain Fran von Pa
pep, military attache of the Imperial
German embassy, Is quoted by the
New York World aa making the first
official German aUtement regarding
the sinking of the Lusitanla. He
"It ia deplorable, if true, that ao
many Uvea have been lost. I am
shocked to hear the newa, especially
that American llvee have been eacri
flced. "But It waa absolutely criminal for
the Cunard company to carry, and for
the British government to allow the
line to carry, neutral paaaengera in a
ship which waa transporting explo
sive and munltiona of war to be used
by Great Britain and her alliee.
"The ship's manlfeat will show that
aha carried a large amount of picric
and other explosive material. They
Mrtalnlv ware not intended for neaceful
uses. They were to be used against
Germany and Germany bad to defend
herself against them. The best way
waa to destroy the ahip, and such de
struction waa amply justified under
the rules of war."
Manifest Shows Ammunition Val
ued at $200,024 on Lusitania
New York One of the itema of the
Lualtania'a cargo waa ammunition, val
ued at $200,024. The ahlp carried
6471 case of cartridge and ammuni
tion, according to the ahlp' manifest
Such a passenger ahip, it waa ex
plained, would not carry high explo
sives, for those articlea are ahlpped on
the British cargo ships. The Lusitanla
had cargo of 1200 tons, which is
practically all she could carry. It
value waa put at $860,000.
Jitneys Losa Test Case.
Seattle The test case, brought in
the Superior court to!obtaln decision
on the constitutionality of the new
fata law Imnnalncr burdensome retrula-
tions on 6-cent motor buses, waa de
cided against me oua owner. Nonce
of appeal waa given. This decision re-
mnvM tha nrntection (riven bv the
prosecuting attorney to the 600 motor
bus driver, lew oi wnom nave .axon
out tha state bond. Agent of the
Trartinn Nimninv have obtained the
namea of all unbonded motor bus driv
en, and all will be arrested.
Starving Camper Found.
San IWnardino. Cal.. Marooned in
the mountains nearly a week by snow
blocked roads and on the verge of
atarvatlnn. 18 rimnen In Little Bear
valley were rescued by a searching
party aent out by county officials. Two
of the rescued, G. W. Allen, of Mil
waukee, and Mevlin Case, of Fenton,
Mich . vara seriously ill when found.
The camper had kept themselves alive
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jut vvajrai uajra vu vmwu ,iua wn. i
Fund Is Running Short
Salem According to figures fur
nished tha State highway commission
by But Highway Engineer Cantine,
Henry L. Bow I by, 1st highway engi
neer, expended $0333,89 more than
waa apportioned by the board for
building the road between Bigg and
Wasco, In Sherman county.
Bute Treasurer Kay aaid that while
he waa opposed to making an appro
priation for tha road, it wa done
early In 1914 to aupply unemployed
vh work. Ma lor Bowlbv estimated
the coat at $29,201, and the board ap
portioned $30,000. Subsequently uie
hl.rhav anirlnear renorted that 15000
more would be needed to construct a
Greatly Benefits The Dalles
The Dalle, county scat of Wasco
county, has been on the map since the
early daya of Oregon, but never in
uch a pronounced faabion a at pres
ent. Here I the focusing point of
2300 mllea of territory embraced with
in the county, and the clearing house
for all the trade that originates in the
And the city I well able to care for
the business that look to it, and in
addition its citltena are reaching out
for a more comprehensive market.
Of the 19,000 people who maxe
Wasco county their home, 6000 reside
within the city, the oldest in Eastern
Oreiron. and one which stands in a po
sition for greater development now
that the Dallce-Celilo eanal Daa Deen
completed. Heretofore It has looked
n a trad anna embraced in the county
and west along the Columbia river.
With the canal completed It is now
nnaaihla for it to make itself a center
for up-river markets aa well.
With a rich back country oniy par
tially developed, The Dallea Is bending
iujenergiee to ; attract more agricui-
Highway Work Outlined.
Salem State Highway Engineer
Cantine, who returned recently from a
trio Inspecting the Pacific Highway,
announced that the money apportioned
by the atate to Jackson county mis
year would be expended on a stretch of
road starting at a bisecting thorough
fare which leada to Klamath Falls and
extending to the California line. Mr.
r.ntina aaid tha hlirhwav waa in fine
condition, with the exception of short
. a iL at
stretches in rasa canyon ana soum m
Work on tha Siskiyou Mountain
section wa started thla week," con
tinued the highway engineer, ana u
ha mvW for summer traffic.
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The section below the California line
also will be made ready for tourist
t.aifil at. nnre. The engineering and
supervision of the work leading from
Central Point to the Josephine county
line haa been placed unaer uie super
vision of this office, and I have put
men to work. In Josephine county
the money apportioned by the state
will be used for reconstruction where
Baker Wants to See Relic.
R.L.rIn uat one dav 1200 Baker
public school pupils aigned a monster
petition to the Councilmanic commit
tee of Philadelphia in charge of the
trip of the Liberty Bell, asking that
the bell be allowed to stop here a few
hours on ita way to roruana. me
utlllnn whan comnleted was just 34
feet long and waa aigned by every
child in school.
The bell ia routed to pas througn
k... hnt tha children want it to tarry
several hours that all may aee it and
hold ceremonies in its nonor. An aii
,i.u ..oiohratinn will be held and chil
dren from 100 milea around are to be
invited if the bell stops here.
Corvallia Woman Named.
ci.m Rnnrtra Palmer Putnam, pri-
tL aurAtar to Governor Withy-
combe, announced that the executive
had appointed Miss Pauline Mine, oi
Corvallia, member of the board of
insDectora of child labor, to become
effective May 21. She will eucceed
Henry Kundret, or rortiana, wno was
appointed In 1905 and reappointed in
1911. The other member are: Mrs.
Millie R. Trumbull, of Portland; Mra.
of Portland: Mrs.
Turner Oliver, of La Grande, and
Stephen G. Smith, of Portland. The
term of office is nve years, mere
Mill Plana Are Extended.
Roseburg In a letter received here
from S. A. Kendall, of Pittsburg, At-
rt P fVyihnw. counsel for Ken-
wa .IV J w. - . -
dall Brothers, ia asked to prepare for
the Incorporation nere to toihihuij
t v.ilinn tha nninnud railroad from
thia city to the Cascade forest reserve.
In the incorporation papera a provision
ta aakad that the road may be extended
across the atate to Boise, Idaho. An
other feature mentioned in the letter
ia the fact that Kendall Brother pro
pose to erect at Roseburg a sawmill of
260,000 feet dally capacity.
To Begin Work on Roads.
Hillsboro Hillsboro will start ma
cadam work on four street at once
and will expend about $14,000 on me
improvements. i.x-couniy juage w.
w Rondin will suDervise the laying of
the rock under a municipal payroll.
stretch of road from Bigga to the riv
er, and this waa allowed. According
to Mr. Kay, it waa supposed that the
work had been dons for $315,000.
In addition to a monthly financial
report, Mr. Cantine submitted a detail
ed report of the work that ia being
done by the department. He aaid ha
would submit such report monthly In
the future. The engineer reported
that the work of removing slides,
opening ditches, etc, waa started May
8 on the Siskiyou mountain section.
Mr. Cantine said the Pacific highway
in Josephine county, for the most part,
l;in excellent condition. He aaid a
road south of Csnyonvllle, in Douglas
county, had been completed.
tural people and at the aame time
bring the city to the front as a site for
factories. In thia connection the city
offers sites fronting on the Columbia
river and on tha railroad lines a well,
with ferry connections with another
great transcontinental system directly
across the stream
Cheap bydro-etectric power ia avail
able already and in the water if the
Deschutes and John Day are added
thousand of horsepower that can be
made to turn the wheel of industry
when the proper time arrive.
Among the manufacturing indus
tries at preaent can be numbered two
big flouring mill, from which 600,000
barrel of flour are ahipped each year;
a wool scouring, mill, creamery, salmon
cannery, fruit drying plant and In ad
dition a $60,000 fruit canning plant ia
now In course of construction.
Within easy distance are 4,000,000,
000 feet of standing timber, which,
with the orchard, field and livestock
products available, offer opportunity
for thoae who would build industrial
Situated as it ia where both water
and rail transportation are preaent,
the shipping problem ia easy of solu
tion. Shevlin-Hixon's Big Sawmill Will
Bring Era of Prosperity to Bend
Bend Within two week the Shev-
lin-Hixon Manufacturing company will
begin the construction here of a saw
mill employing 600 men and cutting
80,000,000 feet a year, waa the an
nouncement made here.
To celebrate the coming of the long-
awaited enterprise all stores closed
Wednesday afternoon while the Bend
band led an impromptu auto parade,
ending with apeechmaking.
The announcement of the mill comes
aa the culmination of a long aeries of
negotiations, which began in January,
anH hava included the acauisition of
95,000 acres of pine timber land lying
south and east oi ' me town ana me
making of arrangements with the rail
road comnanies for track and bridge
building to the mill site.
The chief owners of me new com
pany are T. L. Shevlin, of Minneap
olis, the old Yale football captain, and
Frank P. Hixon, of La Crosse, Wis.
On the death of hia father in laiz
Mr. Shevlin came into extensive hold
inoa nf Dnachutea timber. These were
added to in January, when the John-
son-Prince, or Deschutes Lumber eom
nantr hnldinom were nurchased. and
only recently 86,000 acre were bought
from the Bend Timber company. These
purchases alone insure a suppiy oi um
ber for the proposed mill for more
than 26 years.
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It is estiamted mat more man
000,000 will be paid out here in that
titna tn mill nmi!nvui alone, and that
the town will double in population
within a year is predicted.
Grangers in Tillamook.
Tha Oreiron State
a luautiwn o
Grange met here this week and a large
number of delegatea ana outers auenu
ed. The visitors were met at Wheeler
by J. H. Dunstan, a master of Fair
view Grange, and Fred C Baker, rep
uunfim, tha Tillamnnk Commercial
club, and on arrival of the train in
thia city a large number or u rangers
ni oiti.ona ware at the deDdt to wel
come them and convey them in autos
to the hotels.
Tha Tillamook Commercial club
gave a reception and the visitors were
taken in autoa to visit the surrounding
country and several of the large cheese
factories in this vicinity.
Gaston Club Reorganizes.
Gaston At an enthusiasic meeting
of the Gitston Commercial club it was
decided to enlarge the scope of the
club to embrace all of the country
tributary to Gaston
Tha name waa ehanired tO the GaS-
ton Community club and the follow
ing ofneera were elected: v. o.
A hmhoma vice president: Glenn Sta-
pleton, treasurer, and Mrs, Thomas
Carmichal, secretary. It wns decid
ed to continue the affiliation of the
Gaston club with the Portland Com
Gold Hid Haa Big Blaze.
r..M h;u A terrific blaxe destroyed
a blacksmith ehop, plumbing ahop,
jewelry store, a barn, a garage and
four residences and badly damaged an
other home on South Front street The
fire started in a barn, near wmcn
children were playing with fire.
There was little insurance. The loss
Is eetimated at $3000.
lUSlM rAw, 5UtNt ur utorcnrtic numinu ;
A view of the Uiaok pass showing one of the railroad brldgee. Ia the deaperate effort of the Russians to
take and the Austrtans to hold tbe Ciaok paaa. fighting of the fiercest character took place, with astonishing canl-
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DECORATED FOR BRAVERY
Miss Muriel Thompson of the Brit
ish First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
corps, who was personally decorated
by King Albert of Belgium with tbe
order of Leopold II tor her bravery In
rescuing wounded men from the
trenches under heavy shell fire.
Soldiers' Queer Biscuit.
The Indian and Australian can make
their own army biscuits; the former is
a "chupatty." the latter "damper." A
chupatty results from the mixing into
a stiff paste by an Indian of flour, aalt
and water, and baking it on a metal
dish over a hot fire. But the Indian
cook seems a necessary ingredient to
make It tasty aa well aa nutritious.
Damper needs flour, baking powder,
water and wood. A bole in me ground
la tbe oven. Fill It with wood, and
while that 1 burning make your
dough. Then lay it on a large stone,
cover It with a tin, and cover me tin
with the hot wood ashes, and the re
sult will be damper.
Where the 8lowest Lead.
When motor trucks loaded with am
munition are dispatched to the front
from a depot In the rear of the firing
lines, it la now self-understood mat
the slowest trucks go in front, while
tbe fastest bring up the rear. Thia
waa found necessary because of me
tendency of ammunition driver to go
at top apeed when me call for sheila
and cartridges comes. If me alow
trucks are In the rear of the column,
the latter la strung out over miles of
rot.d. with great gups between trucks
offering an Inviting target for an at
tack by reconnoltering armored motor
car or cavalry. Scientific American.
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GERMAN BICYCLE SCOUT SQUAD
BIG SKODA GUN
The Austrians have made excellent use of the Skoda S0.5 centimeter
guns in the fighting in the Carpathlane. One of these guna la shown her
about to be fired.
PADEREWSKIS WORKING FOR POLAND
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Ignac Paderewakl. the famoua ptanUt. and bU wue pnogrpr..
meir arrival In thia country, where they are carrying on a campaign for U
ralaing of funds to relieve tbe distressed people of Poland.
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