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WHAT YOU NEED-
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together by advertising in the Press.
Buy Your Groceries From Your Home Grocer .
Is every day with the Merchant who
advertises in the Press he has some
thing to sell and says so.
ATHENA, UMATILLA COtTNTY, OKEGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1915.
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN AW
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers. -
The Pro-Germen element in New
York is said will be invited to sub
scribe to the billion dollar loan sought
by the allies.
- Threatening letters have been re
ceived by the Anglo-French financial
commission which is in this country
seeking a large loan.
Washington will insist on the abso
lute recall of Dr. Dumba, the Hun-garia-Austria
military attache, who
attempted to incite strikes in this
Two bottles, believed to contain a
high explosive, were found on the
steamship Lapland, of the White Star
line, at her pier in the North river,
New York. The Lapland was to sail
In a dispatch from Amsterdam Reu
ter's correspondent Bays: "A tele
gram from Ameland, Holland, says
that only three of five Zeppelins which
Wednesday night sailed westward re
turned Thursday, flying in an easterly
The British steamship Leonardo, the
first vessel to clear from this port for
Vladivostok by way of the Panama
canal, sailed Wednesday for the Siber
ian port. Fifteen locomotives and
6000 tons of steel rails comprised the
cargo, valued at about 1576,000.
Following complaints by members of
the Civic Improvement association,
spooning in the lobby of the city hall
at Aberdeen, Wash., has been declared
a nuisance by the police. Hereafter
it will be prohibited. The lobby is
used for a free reading and magazine
room. ( - .
Delegates to the convention of the
Master Horseshoers' National Protec
tive Association, at Cleveland, O., de
clared that the hard pavements used
on automobile roads was helping their
business. They say a horse's shoes now
are wearing only one-fourth as long as
Efforts of United States officials to
move the Mojave Indians from Need'
les, Cal., to a new reservation located
across the Colorado river at Parker,
Ariz., met with such opposition from
the Indians that the authorities had to
threaten to call United States troops.
The Indians are reported to be restless.
Since the beginning of the war 84
persons have been arrested by the
Swiss authorities on the charge of be
ing spies. The arrests, made in vari
ous towns, were mostly of Austrians
and Germans. At Lausanne recently
three spies, their leader a German,
were sentenced to a year's imprison
ment and to pay heavy fines.
Wong Doo King, a Chinese famous
in San Francisco as a highbinder..
whom the immigration authorities for
years have tried to expel from this
country, must go at last. The order
for "his deportatoin was signed after
the case had hung undecided for many
months, with the Chinese using every
legal device to stay off the decision.
More British gold, nearly five and
one-half millions of dollars in sove
reigns, has arrived here aboard the
Oceanic liner Sonoma from Australian
bankers. Including this shipment the
total of British money received here
- from Australia and New Zealand since
June 80 approximates $20,000,000.
Early next month $8,000,000 more is
Lloyd-George says British workmen
are not yet doing their best.
Raiding Zeppelins reached the hotel
district in the heart of London, killing
20 and doing much damage with
A prize Berkshire hog raised by the
Delaware College experimental larm,
Newark, Del, known officially as Duke
of Sussex Sixth, was sold for $1000 in
cash the world a record price lor
roistered porker to C. H. Carter, of
An Amsterdam dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph company says:
Zeppelin which left Brussels in the
direction of Antwerp lost a propeller
over Stockem. and later fell and was
entirely destroyed by an explosion.
The members of the crew were killed.'
' The bodies of thirteen-men taken
from the hull of the wrecked sub
marine F-4 are on their way to San
Francisco on the .steamer Supply.
- Official circles in Washington be
lieve that diplomatic relations with
Germanv will be severed without no
tice upon any further invasion of the
rights of American titisens.
jCW enlisted nij'gj, wu killed, and two
injured in anj j,p!oion c the do-
- trover Decatur-. , .- (, . navy
yard, Philippine .a:iu, teiMing to ti an wi
, cabled report W toft- Navy 11 depart- j The ttnip-j
RENCIi AND ENGLISH WOULD
BORROW BILLION IN AMERICA
New York The present plan of the
joint Anglo-French financial commis
sion, it was reported Tuesday night, is
to borrow $1,000,000,000 in the United
States on straight British and French
government bondB without any col
If this vast sum of money is ob
tained, it was said, it is to be spent to
the last cent in the United States in
payment for cotton, wheat and meat
and many commodity shipments, in
cluding munitions of war. It will,
therefore, in the opinion of financial
authorities, be classed as a commercial
Whether the neutrality of the Unit
ed States would be questioned in case
the bankers financing the mammoth
loan Bhould accept straight British and
French government notes as their se
curity has been given serious consider
ation. It was Baid that the financiers
familiar with the plan had every rea
son to believe that the Washington ad
ministration would not interfere.
The foregoing was the unanimous
opinion of many of the scores of prom
inent bankers from New York and
the chief cities of the country, who
have visited the commission at its
headquarters here during the three
days of its stay in this city. As to its
correctness, the members of the com
mission declined positively to com
ment. All that the -commission cared
to publish as authoritative was voiced
by Lord Beading, its chairman, who
received newspapermen Tor the first
"We are not in a position to make a
statement at the present time, " Lord
Reading said, because we are study
ing the conditions in New York and
elsewhere in relation to American ex
change on London and Paris. We have
received a considerable number of per
sons, prominent bankers and other
gentlemen who are interested in the
stability of exchange.
The one thing that is striking
about it is that everybody is agreed, as
one would expect, in the great import
ance to be attributed to regulating the
exchange so as to provide more stable
conditions than has been the case re'
The sudden and considerable drop
in the exchange naturally disturbs and
must disturb commercial relations be
tween the countries the United
States and Great Britain and France
inasmuch as it makes it so difficult to
see ahead What the rate of exchange
will be, and moreover, because natur
ally it makes such a material differ
ence in the prices to be received by
the American and the prices to be paid
by the Englishman and Frenchman."
Canada to Make Big Guns.
Ottawa, Ont. Canada is to take up
the manufacture of field guns and
howitzers for the British government,
it was announced here. This was de
cided on at a meeting of prominent
statesmen and bankers with General
Sir Samuel Hughes, minister of mili
tia', and General Mahan, of the British
war office. No artillery ever has been
made in Canada, but a committee was
appointed to organize factories to
handle the business. The manner in
which Canada has filled orders for
shells led to the proposal that artillery
be fabricated here.
SOMETIMES GOOD ONES ARE REMOVED
PLEA FOR APPENDIX
MADE BY DOCTORS
Patient Should Hesitate Before
Operation, They Say.
State Medical Association of Oregon
Ends Enthusiastic Session With
. Reading of Good Advice.
The old practice of diving into a
man's abdomen after his appendix and
slicing it off in triumph as soon as he
exhibited symptoms of the "belly
ache" got roughly handled at the con
cluding session of the Oregon State
Medical association at the Multnomah
Hotel, Portland, Saturday.
The modern theory appeared to be
quite different. The general advice,
as brought out in a spirited discussion
of two well-presented papers on ap
pendicitis, was to hang on to your ap
pendix just as long as you can.
The difference was emphasized, howr
ever, between acute and chronic ap
pendicitis. If you have the acute
type, it was generally agreed, it is
often better to get the appendix out
and have done with it, though, even
then, it was declared, it is by no
means always necessary to operate.
But if you should be troubled with
the so-called chronic appendicitis, pro
tect the appendix, Btand guard over it,
refuse to give it up until the most
careful Btudy of the case seems to in
dicate beyond a doubt that it can't be
made to behave in any other way and
deserves to be taken out.
In case of doubt, it seemed to be the
concensus of opinion, keep your ap
pendix. At least be reasonable with
it and give it a chance. Don't con
demn it on whim, or just because some
one is willnig to cut it out for you.
In fact, the poor, lambasted appen
dix of other days, the once cause of
many of the ills of mankind, would
have been astounded at the warm de
fense it got.
The reason for the extreme caution
to be observed in removing the ap
pendix in case of chronic appendicitis,
it was brought out by Dr. Charles E.
Sears in a paper on "The Study of the
Conditfon Commonly Called Chronic
Appendicitis," is that in a great num
ber of cases appendicitis isn't the
trouble at all, but only a symptom.
Belgian Relief Ship Sunk.
London A dispatch to Reuter's Tel
egram company from Muiden, Holland,
says: "The steamer Pomona reports
that at 10 o clock Tuesday morning it
witnessed the sinking of a British
steamer which was flying the signals
of the Belgian relief committee. Ten
of the crew of the steamer were res
cued by steam trawlers."
The staff of Herbert C. Hoover,
chairman of the American Belgian re
lief commission, is investigating the
report, but has not been able as yet to
confirm it. '
Roumania Is Mobilizing.
Athens It is reported in diplomatic
circles here that there has been
heavy mobilization of Roumanian
troops, including several regiments of
cavalry, to face an unexpected concen
tration of Austrians, which is directed
presumably against Roumania. Rail
road traffic in Northwestern Roumania
is declared to have been suspended in
favor of troop movements. All horses
have been requisitioned. The second
series of reserves are now with the
Turkish Town Is Aflame.
London The town of Phocaea, Asia
Minor, 25 miles northwest of Smyrna,
is reported to be in names. A Reuter
dispatch from Athens says it is in
ferred that the Turks are destroying
coast towns and retiring into the in
terior in expectation of the fall of the
Dr. Dumba Packing Goods.
' Lenox, Mass. The ambassador of
Austria-Hungary, Dr. Constantin Theo-
dor Dumba, whose recall Was request
ed by President Wilson, is preparing
to leave his summer home here within
o short time.
Snow Falls in Montana.
Trenton, N. D. -Snow from two to
six inches in depth has faMen in North
4akota and Eastern Montana, much of
it melting as it fell through the night.
Moet of the grain in this region still is
f ff""A Kills Six in Ohio, I
' f ftjvriunij Np- Four persons'-wer
. i to li"st Tuesday
rt,vf , the year.
Unequivocal "No" Is Reply of
General larranza to President
Vera Cruz General Venustiano Car-
ranza's reply to the appeal for a peace
conference is a polite but unequivocal
No." In a note issued by Foreign
Minister Acuna and delivered to Mr.
Silliman Saturday, he declares that
he can permit no Interference what
ever by foregin governments. He as
serts that he is in control now of all
Mexico except Chihuahua and Morelos
and a part of Sonora. The signers of
the note to Carranza are invited to
come or to Bend representatives to
some point along the Rio Grande for a
conference, solely from an interna
tional point of view," with the idea
that Carranza's government be recog
nized as the de facto government of
The diplomats are told that Carran
za commands an army of 160,000 men,
that the functions of public service
have been restored, the railways re
paired and railway traffic resumed.
The note adds that in the fields and
the cities there have been re-born the
activities of normal life. -
The reply explains that a conference
with any "conquered faction" would
mean the sacrifice by Carrania of the
first chieftaincy of the constitutional
army and his executive power, and a
betrayal of confidence now reposed in
him by the people of the army. That
Carranza represents the army in mak
ing such reply is indicated in a para
graph of the note in which the diplo
mats are told that they will be able to
observe from the answers they receive
from the military chiefs and the civil
subordinates of Carranza that the first
chief "is the only authority that could
decide, and, in fact, does decide" mat
ters submitted to them.
OREGON STATE NEWS
Sunday Closing Law Held
Valid by State Supreme Court
Salem Constitutionality of the Sun
day closing law was upheld by Jusice
Burnett, of the Supreme court, when
he reversed the decision of Circuit
Judge Morrow in the case of the State
against Leigh E. Nichols, appealed
from Lane county. Nichols was
charged with keeping his cigar store
open Sunday. .. : -
That the decision may result in a
more stringent enforcement oi the
state law prohibiting the keeping open
on Sunday of any "store, shop, gro
cery, bowling alley, billiard -room, or
tippling house ... or any place of
amusement" is believed probable by
attorneys and others here who have
studied it. The law exempts from its
provisions theaters, drug stores, doc
tors' offices, undertakers, livery stable
keepers, butchers and bakers.
In the attack upon the constitution
ality of the statute, attorney for Nich
ols contended that it was violating sec
tion 20 of article of the state constitu
tion, which declares that "no law shall
be passed granting to any citizen or
class of citizens, privileges or immuni
ties which, upon the same terms, BhaH
not equally belong to all citizens.
That the measure also was contrary to
the 14th amendment to the Federal
constitution was alleged.
Oregon State to Display at Show.
For the second time Oregon counties
and communities are invited to par
ticipate in the Manufacturers' & Land
Products show at Portland. The great
fall exposition will open in the' Armory
and special buildings on October 25
and close November 13.
Already more than a dozen counites
have asked for space. The exposition
comes at a time of the year when all
county fairs and the State Fair at
Salem are over, and the agricultural
and horticultural displays will show
the greatnesB of the state along these
The exposition will be presented by
the chamber of commerce and the man
agement has decided to give space free
to all counties or communities in the
state desiring to make a display. Low
fares will prevail on steam, electric
and boat lines and many Oregon cities
and towns will have special days at
This year the exhibits will be so ar
ranged and - displayed as to give the
consumer a correct idea of what Ore
gon grows and- has for sale. While
the show is in progress consumer will
meet producer and the discriminating
buyer will be in a position to learn
the location, quality and variety of
soil products in which they are interested.
The exposition will be the direct
means of creating a demand for cer
tain articles in which counties of the
state specialize, besides creating many
new markets. The vast array of ex
hibits will also be of great help to
prospective homeseekera and will pre
sent to them a truthful lesson in Ore
Thousands of visitors will be In
Portland en route to or returning from
the California exposition at the time
the land show is in progress, and the
exhibits of the soil will be viewed by
people from almost every state in the
Union.- Severral hundred farmers
from Eastern, and Middle Western
states will visit the exposition en
route to San Francisco to see what
Oregon land produces.
. Roseburg Work to Start.
Roseburg That actual construction
work on the proposed railroad from
Roseburg to the line of the Umpqua
National forest reserve and the saw
mill which is to be erected east of this
city will begin within the next few
weeks was the assertion of C. L. Se-
lecman, of Washington, D. C, who
arrived here as the official represen
tative of Kendall Bros., of Pittsburg,
Pa. Mr. Selecman will establish offices
here soon and will direct Kendall
Bros.' investments in this vicinity.
Surveying on the railroad will be
resumed Wednesday. S. A. Kendall,
J. L. Snyder and Mr. McKelvey, who
are associaated in the enterprise, are
expected to arrive here in a few days.
PRESIDENT TO STOP
Wilson Will Jell Dr. Dumba He
Is Persona Non Grata.
GPAN EMBASSY APPEARS INVOLVED
Government Determined to Crush All
Intrigues to'.Draw United States
Into European Cataclysm.
Washintgon, D. C President Wil
son and Secretary Lansing have deter
mined to Call a halt on the widespread
conspiracies and plots to shut down
munitions factories in the United
States by strong and affirmative action
in the case of Dr. Dumba. -
They also have decided to force each
American traveling abroad to under
stand that the passport he carries is a
badge of honor and not a cloak for
service with a belligerent government.
It waB learned that Secretary Lan
sing has cabled to the American min
ister at The Hague formally announc
ing the cancellation of the passport
issued to James F. J. Archibald, who
acted as Dr. Dumba's messenger.
Dr. Dumba is on the verge of being
told that he is persona non grata. Of
that there is not the slightest doubt.
The action of this goverrnment is be
ing delayed until it has obtained pos
session of all the papers carried by
Archibald. This much, however, is
By the steps to be taken the Presi
dent is determined to show the em
phatic disapproval of the American
government in respect to the efforts
and intrigues of belligerent diplomats
to involve the United Staets in the
For months now the administration
has been worried by the activities of
sympathizers with the central powers,
and there has been obtained evidence
connecting the German embassy with
The President has been patient and
tolerant, withholding positive action
because of the delicate international
situation, but the Dumba matter has
filled the measure to overflowing. It
is viewed as an attack on American
sovereignity and American neutrality,
and as absolutely confirming charges
made by President Gompers, of the
American Federation of Labor, and
Target five Miles Out Hit at
Night by fort Stevens Gunners
Fort Stevens, Or. Twelve half-ton
shots were fired at a distance of ap
proximately five miles Thursday night
at a target towed directly away from
the batteries by a speeding boat with
only 800 yards' space between the tar
get and the towing vessel.
The practice was by indirect fire,
the mortar gunners of the 93d com
pany, under Captain Leonard Waldron,
being directed from observation sta
tions 9000 feet away from the guns.
The observers used 60-inch search
lights of 600,000 candle power each,
to find the target, one of the obsberva
tion stationa being 14,000 feet from
It was estimated that 80 per cent of
the shots fell within the target space,
which is about one-fifth the dimensions
of the deck of a modern battleship.
The observers on the tug have not yet
reported all the data on the practice.
All shells fired ascend to a height
greater than the distance of the target
from the guns, so they may drop on
the deck, the most vulnerable part of
modern. war vessels.
Brigadier General Seibert, in com
mand of the Coast Artillery, witnessed
the practice, as did several prominent
The Hunting Season
With Selby Loads.
SHOT GUNS, RIFLES, GUN CASES, ETC
, Get Your Hunting License Here.
Foss-Winship Hardware Company
President' Is Applauded.
Chicago A telegram expressing the
belief that more than half the popula
tion of Austria-Hungary condemns the
Austro-Hungarian ' ambassador at
tempts to interfere with American in
dustries was sent to President Wilson
Saturday by Emil Tehlar, president of
the Slovak Guard, an organisation of
representatives from various American
societies of Austrians. -The message
applauds President Wilson's course in
demanding his recall and expresses
confidence that the President will
"safeguard American Interests. "
Pacific Line Is Promised.
Honolulu, T. H Paul S. Reinsch,
United States minister to China, pass
ing through here on bis way to Pekin,
said that American capital In New
York was planning a new trans-Pacific
steamship line which would take the
place of the Pacific Mail company.
Ho was not at liberty, he said to
give names, but he added that he ex
pected the line to be in operation with
in a year." . - - - ,
Aged Tree Yields Exhibit.
Quinaby From a tree 66 years old,
William H. Eagn, of Mountain View
Farm, will send s box of apples to the
Panama-Pacific exposition. Planted in
1849 by John Lemen, the tiny tree has
grown to a height of 50 feet, with a
50-foot spread to its branches, and
from which more than 60 bushels of
apples will be harvested. The tree is
haie and hearty and has missed only a
few years with a, heavy crop since
Mr. Egan has taken note of it. Pears
from a 60-year-old tree will form
part of the interesting exhibit. - ,-
Preston-Shaffer Milling Co.
Is made in' Athena, by Athena Labor, in one of the
very best equipped Mills in the Northwest, of the
best selected Bluestem wheat grown anywhere.
Patronize home industry. Your grocer sells the
famous American Beauty Flour.
The Flour Your Mother Uses
Merchant Millers and Grain Buyers
Athena, Oregon. Waibburg, Washington. '
v g$ Home of
. Chinese to Quit Liner.
San Francisco The Chinese crew
of the former Pacific Mail liner Korea
want to return to China, fearing that
if they make a voyage to London they
will be killed by submarines. Officials
around the mail dock know that no
Chinese will sail on the Korea for the
Atlantic. It is said that some agi
tator, working. In behalf of a white
crew or for some other reason, has
impressed on the Chinese of the Korea
that to leave here on the vessel when
she starts for Europe will be to go
to cerain death.
Peary Offers Services.
Portland, Me. Robert E. Peary,
who was retired by act of congress
with the rank of rear admiral in recog
nition of discovery of the North Pole
in 1909, has offered his services to the
Navy department for any duty he may
be called upon to perform. It was
learned that he had written to Secre
tary Daniels offering the necessary
physical examination and perform any
services which may be required of him
in the development of the program for
' -h Alcohol Will Be Seized.
Paris Announcement was made by
the ministry of war of its intention to
Mr. Freytag has been at the ex-u requisition all stocks of alcohol in
."ranee amounting to zuu ebikhw or
nwe. for the manufacture of powder.
Maki rs of drugs or other products" will
recen . '. ech moiith simicient quanti
ties of a? hoi for their i;t;;inM!a, ,
". Exhibits Being Gathered j 1
State Fair Grounds, Salem-t-O. E.
Freytag, . superintendent of the pa
vilion, arrived Wednesday from San
Francisco, and went at once to Wash
ington and Yamhill counties to' secure
exhibits for the forthcoming State
position at San Francisco ever since
the opening, having charge of the ag
ricultural exhibits for the state as well
as being the -tepreMntattar of the
Willamette valley evitip ti,re.
Good Groceries go to the Right Spot
This is the Right Spot
To go to Every Time for Groceries.
Try These They'll Please!
l, Monopole Oysters
DELL BROS., Athena,
I Caterer to the Public in Good Things, to Ea'