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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OEEGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1916.
Earl Kitchener Goes
Down With Ship.
TORNADO IN ARKANSAS TAKES
DEATH TOll OF fIFTY-l
ON WAY TO RUSSIA
Warship Hampshire Car
rying Minister and Staff
Sunk by Mine or Tor-pedo--AU
London Admiral Jellicoe, com
mander of the British grand fleet, has
reported to the admiralty that the
British cruiser Hampshire, with Earl
Kitchener, British minister of war,
and his Btaff aboard, has been lost off
the West Orkneys. The Hampshire
was sunk either by a mine or a tor
pedo. Admiral Jellicoe reports there
is little hope that there were any sur
vivors. Earl Kitchener was on his way to
Russia. "" The nameB of the members
of Earl Kitchener's staff have not yet
Deen learned. Sir William Robertson,
chief of the imperial staff, is in Lon
Accompanying Earl Kitchener as his
staff were Hugh James O Breine, for
mer councillor of the British embassy
at Petrogad, and former minister at
Sofia; 0. A. Fitzgerald, Earl Kitch
ener's private military secretary;
Brigadier General Ellershaw and Sir
Admiral Jellicoe's report to he ad
miralty follows :
"I have to report with deep regret
that His Majesty's ship Hampshire,
Captain Herbert J. Savill, R. N., with
Lord Kitchener and his staff aboard,
was sunk Monday at about 8 p. m., to
the west of the Orkneys either by a
mine or a torpedo.
"Four boats were seen by observers
on shore to leave the -ship. . The wind
was north, northwest and heavy seas
were running. Patrol vessels and de
stroyers at once proceeded to the spot
and a party was sent along the coast to
search, but only some bodies and a
capsized boat have been found. As
the whole shore has been searched
from the seaward I greatly fear, that
there is little hope of there being any
"No report has yet been received
from the search party on shore. H.
M. S. Hampshire was on her way to
Russia." - . '
REPUBLIC IS DEAD
Peking Yuan Shi Kai, president of
the Chinese republic, died Tuesday.
Premier Tuan Chi Jui immediately
advised Li Yuan Hung, the vice presi
dent, of his succession to the presi
dency. Yuan Shi Kai had been ill for sev
eral days with stomach trouble, which
was followed by a nervous breakdown.
Quiet prevails in the capital. The
death of the president apparently
solves the heated political problem.
Li Yuan Hung's succession to the
presidency meets the demands of the
leaders in the Southern provinces. .
British Lose Late Gains.
British Headquarters in France
The British and Germans are fighting
hard in the region of Ypres, where last
Saturday the Brtiish in hand-to-hand
encounters recaptured most of the
trenches the Germans had taken from
them peviously in the sector from the
Ypres-Comines canal to Hooge Point.
In the face of repeated attacks the
British Have been unable to retain the
bulk of the recaptured ground, but still
are fighting Btrenuously to keep what
they have and to recapture what they
$711,828 Awarded Indiana.
Washington, D. C. Judgment
against the United States for $711,828
was rendered by the Court of Claims
In favor of the Mille Lac tribe of
Chippewa Indians, Minnesota, in con
sideration of lands and timber taken
by the government, homesteaders and
the state of Minnesota. The judgment
is baaed on an award to the Indians of
credit for 31,692 acres of land and
$202,818 on account of value of timber
cut from the lands with interest.
- Pablo Lopez Is Executed,
Chihuahua City, Mex. Pablo Lopez,
Villa's chief lieutenant in the raid up
on Columbus, N. M., Tuesday paid the
penalty for his crimes. He faced a
firing squad of constitutionalists sol
diers at Santa Rosa
Italians Repulse Attack. '
'. Rome Austrian attacks in the La
gan na valley, where a vigorous at
tempt was made to carry the import
ant Italian positions at Coni Zugna,
were repulsed with" heavy losses, the
war office announces.
Little Rock, Ark, Fifty-nine"per-
sons are reported killed and more than
100 injured in a series of tornadoes
which swept Arkansas Monday after
noon. AH means of communication
are crippled and it is feared the list of
dead and injured will be greatly in
creased by later reports. V"
At least four persons were killed
and half a dozen others were injured
seriously in a tornado which swept
acroSB Garland county and through the
southwest portion of Hot Springs, Ark,
The electric"" light : and power plant
there was put out of commission and
the city was without lights or car
service. , . ..
The storm came from the southwest,
touching the city first in the vicinity
of Oaklawn. There a Methodist church
was blown down.. Then the wind
crushed a few frame buildings across
from the Oaklawn track entrance.
Farther on several small houses
were lifted and crumpled until the
wind reached the Majestic park, which
is the Spring training home of the
Boston Americans. That was swept
Then the .electric power plant was
struck and damaged. From that point
northeast, where many homes were
damaged and much property was lost.
The dead thus far reported are as
Judsonia, White county, 25 known
dead and 50 injured.
Heber Springs, 18 dead.
De Lark, DallaB county, 4 dead.
Cabot, White county, 5 dead.
Hot Springs, 4 dead.
Morrillton, 1 dead. . s,
Greenland Washington county, 2
North Arkansas appears to have
suffered most severely although the
storm was general throughout the
At Judsonia one-third of the town
was said to have been swept away.
Twenty-five bodies and B0 injured al
ready had been taken from the ruins.
Senate Is Accused of Violating
Parliamentary Law of Adjournment
Washington, D. C Members of the
house were much exercised Tuesday
over what they insisted was a viola
tion by the senate of the constitution
al provision that neither house shall
adjourn for more than three days at a
time without the consent of the other.
. The senate adjourned Saturday until
noon Thursday, the leaders counting
that a three-day recess because of the
intervening Sunday. ' Republican
Leader Mann, supported by Represent
ative Garret, of Tennessee, and other
house parliamentarians, brought the
matter formally to the attention of
Speaker Clark, and the Speaker agreed
that a bad precedent had been set.
Later Democrat senators suggested
informally that the house dispose of
the situation by adopting a resolution
consenting to a four-day adjournment.
It was said this might be done.
force on Greece Urged.
Petrograd The Russian presB urges
the entente powers to bring pressure
ot bear on Greece because of the an
tagnoBtic attitude of that country.
Something of a sensation has been
caused by the articles, especially those
in the Bourse Gazette, expressing the
opinion that the king of Greece "would
do well to take a rest of some duration
at some place better for his health
The other papers denounce "the po
litical felony" of Greece toward the
entente. The Novoe Vremya declares
the measures taken at Saloniki as in
sufficient and calls upon the entente
powers to take necessary steps at
Piraeus and Athens.
Of CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSilfLI
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
' Goethals Ready to Rest.
Washington, D. C Major General
George W. Goethals, governor of the
Canal Zone, conferred with Secretary
Baker, and is understood to have reit
erated his desire to retire to private
life. Secretary Baker declined to dis
cuss that feature of the conference.
He probably will present the General's
request to President Wilson within a
few days. General Goethals expressed
satisfaction with the condition of - the
canal, telling the' secretary that ade
quate precautions had been taken to
guard against recurrence of slides.
Tornadoes Kill 107.
Kansas City Death lists in the
storm-swept sections of Arkansas,
Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois grew
hourly as belated reports were re
ceived from communtiies which suf
fered in a series of tornadoes Monday
night and early Tuesday. The deaths
of 107 persons had been reported, a
number of other persons were unac
counted for, and believed dead, and
several hundred had been injured, of
whom some will die.
Treason Laid to Mexican.
Chihuahua City, Mex. A Mexican,
giving his name as Luis Sanchez Mena,
was arrested by military authorities
here on a charge of attempting to ob
tain promises from other Mexicans to
aid Americans in the event of Ameri
can intervention. Military authorities
say Mena confessed and that he is be
ing held for trial by court-martial.
. Uruguay Will Send Help.
Montevideo, Uruguay The Uru
guayan government will dispatch the
small steamship Institutopeaca to the
rescue of the Shackleton expedition.
One hundred and eight precincts out
of a total of 2297 in the state of Iowa
give for suffrage 8069, against, 11,062.
Every state in the Union is repre
sented among the 1700 men who have
arrived at the first Plattsburg, N. Y.,
camp of military instruction.
Only the signature of President Wil
son is now lacking to complete the
final enactment of the Oregon and Cal
ifornia land-grant law, the house hav
ing ratified the conference report.
The suit brought by George J. Gould
and other trustees of the estate of Jay
Gould to recover $1,741,000 from the
St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern
railway was dismissed by Federal
The Hawley Pulp & Paper company,
of Oregon City, announces a change in
its mills from the two-shift to the
three-shift plan. ; More than 60 more
men will be employed under the new
Russian forces have won great suc
cesses along the front from the Pripet
marshes to the Roumanian frontier,
according to an official announcement
from Petrograd. It is stated that the
Russians took 13,000 prisoners..
The U. S. Supreme court interpreted
the Harrison Federal Drug Act of
1914, making it unlawful for any per
son' not registered under the law to
have opium in his possession, as apply
ing only to those who deal in the drug
and not to those who use it.
Possible danger that the present
strike of the Butte Workingmen's
Union might spread to the mines was
dissipated when the electricians in the
employ of the mining companies met
and determined not to go out in sym
pathy with the smaller unions of the
city under any circumstances.
The British destroyer Acasta, which
the Germans reported they had sunk.
has arrived at a northeast coast port
under tow of another destroyer. The
Bhell which put her out of action, after
she bad been in the thick of the fight
ing for 40 minutes, exploded in the
engine-room, killing five men.
The U. S. Supreme court holds that
interurban electric cars, crossing state
lines, are amenable to the safety ap
pliance act, although they move for a
part of the route in a city service.
Conviction of the Spokane & Inland
Empire Railroad company, operating
from Spokane to Coeur d Alene, Idaho,
for failure to comply with the act, was
upheld and a $1500 fine imposed.
A Reuter dispatch form Zurich says
that members of the German Land
sturm, class of 1917, who are living
abroad, have been . ordered to return
home immediately. The Landsturm
a home defense force which in
cludes, in addition to trained soldiers
between the ages of 39 and 45, all
those between the ages of 17 and 39
who have received no military train
Progress toward the completion of
the new automobile consolidation,
whieh embraces the Willys-Overland,
the Hudson and the Chalmers automo
bile companies, as well as allied con
cerns, including the Autolite company,
was announced Wednesday. The new
company, probably will bear the cor
porate title of the American Motors
company, with $70,000,000 of pre
ferred stock. -
A Berlin dispatch to the Copenhagen
Politiken says that the court which
conducted the preliminary examination
of Dr. Karl Liebknecht, the Socialist
leader, decided that he should be pun
ished for treason.
The Cologne Volks Zeitung says it is
reported, although not confirmed, that
King Victor Emmanuel and his special
staff have departed from the Italian
general headquarters at Udine on ac
count of the Austrian offensive and re
tired to Venice.
Pierre Dreyfus, son of Commandant
Alfred Dreyfus, of the famous "Drey
fus Affair," who has been serving on
the Verdun front as second lieutenant
in the artillery, has just been cited in
the orders of the day for having "par
ticularly distinguished himself during
the violent engagements of February
26, 27 and 28" in the battle of Verdun.
Twenty persons were killed or
wounded in an outbreak at Maracaibo,
Venezuela, against General Garcia,
who has been appointed president of
the state of Zulia.
The planting of 600 acres of land in
the Sutherlin, Ore., district to sugar
beets has been completed and the
growing crop is considered one of the
best prospects in the Northwest.
Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles. of Lot
Angeles, has been elected president of
the General Federation of Women's
Clubs by a large majority, defeating
Mrs. Samuel B. Sneath, of Tiffin, O.
BRITISH CLAIM GERMANY'S LOSS
IN NAVAL FIGHT WAS HEAVIER
London The British admiralty Mon
day issued a statement saying there
was the strongest ground for the be
lief that the British navy in the bat
tle with the Germans off Jutland last
week had accounted for a total of 18
German men-of-war, and that there
was nothing to add to or substract
from the original announcement of the
The statement gave the German
losses as two batttleahips, two dread-
naught battle - cruiBers, four light
cruisers, nine torpedo boat destroyers
and a submarine.
The pessimism which prevailed as a
result of the admiraltiy's original
statement of losses, which is consid
ered ito have been needlessly candid
and conservative ' in underestimating
the extent of the German losses, as
compared with those of Great Britain,
has been greatly lessened by the latest
A dispatch from Copenhagen says
rumorB are current in Hamburg that
two additional German warships be
sides those announced in the German
communication the battleship West
falen and the battle cruiser Lutzowd
were sunk in battle. A wireless dis
patch received here Saturday from
Berlin said the German admiralty ad
mitted the loss of the Westfalen.
The admiralty statement declares
that the German losses in the fight
were not only relatively, but absolute
ly! greater than those of the British.
Maintaining its practice of caution.
the admiralty still refrains from giv
ing the names of the lost German
The official list of the casualties
among officers shows that hardly a
single officer of the line escaped from
the British cruisers sunk in the battle.
An additional casualty list of petty
officers shows that 43 of them were
saved from the Queen Mary, Invinci
ble, Fortune, Ardent and Shark. None
was saved from the Indefatigible, De
fense, Black Prince, Tipperary, Turbu
lent, Nomad or Nestor.
Great Oriental Freight Cargo
- and San Francisco Pier Burn
San Francisco Five thousand tons
of "frieght from the Orient, which
were unloaded Sunday from the Shin
yo Maru No. 2, a Japanese freighter,
and a concrete pier recently erected by
the state at the mouth of Islais Creek,
were destroyed in a spectacular blaze
of unknown origin here early Monday.
The Shinyo and the General Forbes,
another freighter, which were tied to
the pier, were slightly damaged before
they could be removed from the fire's
reach. . Steamship men said the loss
would reach close to $800,000. '
The .Shinyo arrived Wednesday, but
the cargo was not touched until Sun
day, when its owners granted the de
mands of the striking longshoremen.
The boat was emptied at 11 o'clock
Sunday night, three hours before the
Two coal barges and several box
cars were also damaged. One of the
barges, the Melrose, the largest on the
bay, which was tied to the pier, drift
ed out into the stream with her cargo
ablaze when her moorings burned. She
bumped another coal barge, which was
anchored off the pier. Both burned
freely until fire tugs flooded the coal.
Later the two broke loose and drifted
down the bay with their cargoes
smouldering. Tugs caught up with
them off the Ferry building.
beveral narrowly escaped being
burned. Customs Lieutenant Patrick
Barrett and a pier watchman were on
the pier when the fire started. The
flames spread rapidly and drove the
two men aboard the Forbes.
When the fire broke out, Japanese
swarmed from the Shinyo s forecastle
and spread over the ship, seeking ref
uge. One jumped overboard, but his
mates hauled him back on a life pre
From nearby cities and from far out
at sea the sheets of fire and the glare
could be seen. The blaze was the
most spectacular and destructive that
has visited the local . waterfont in
years. .- -
Shackleton Relief Fixed.
London Plans for the relief of
Lieutenant Sir Ernest Shackleton,
who, with several of his men, is ma
rooned in the Antarctic, were com
pleted at a meeting of a committee of
the Royal Geographical society. A
relief ship will sail from London by
August 1 for Weddell Sea by way of
Buenos Aires and the Falkland Islands.
The ship probably will follow the plan
of the Aurora, the auxiliary bark of
the Shackleton expedition, which
drifted from her moorings, and will be
fitted out in Buenos Aires.
Ice Sweeps Alaska Town.
Nome, Alaska Council City was al
most completely swept away by float
ing ice cakes from the Neukluk river
late Sunday. Many buildings in the
lower part of the town were demol
ished. The ice jammed in a canyon a
short distance below the settlement,
causing the water to back up, and, with
its burden of heavy ice, to flood the
streets. A blizzard raged here also,
and sluicing operations which began a
few days ago, were suspended.
Marines Are Reinforced.
San Diego, Cal. The Fourth regi
ment of Marines, stationed here, has
left for New Orleans, where it will
embark for Haiti and Santo Domingo
on the transport Hancock. It is un
derstood the Fourth regiment will sup
plement toe marines already on duty
in the turbulent island republics.
. Of General Merest
University of Oregon Celebrates
Fortieth Anniversary This Week
, University of Oregon Eugene The
fortieth anniversary of the opening of
the Universty , of Oregon was cele
brated Monday June 5. Other events
of the day were the commencement ad
dress by Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, pres
ident of Leland-Stanford university,
to the University of Oregon graduat
ing, class; and the laying of the cor
nerstone of tne new Education build
ing. The story of the founding of the
State University has a romantic cast.
The pioneers of Lane county hard
working men with few resources;
most of them raised $50,000 to in
duce the state to locate the university
at Eugene; and their $50,000 was
devoted to the building of Deady hall,
These early settlers made all kind of
sacrifices to raise the money: One
man would sell a cow and give a por
tion of the proceeds; another would
give the returns from two or three
sacks of wheat from a load he had
hauled to town.
The graduating class this year num
bers about 100. Some of them will
pursue post-graduate work, some will
go into business, a few will continue
work for professional occupations, and
many will enter high school teaching.
Royal Arch Masons Elect
Officers at 56th Convention
Albany S. S. Spencer, of Eugene.
was elected grand high prisst of the
grand chapter, Royal Arch Masons of
Oregon, at the 56th annual convention
of the grand chapter here this, week.
james r . itoDinson, oi Portland, was
re-elected grand secretary for the 26th
consecutive term and David P. Mason.
of Albany, was chosen grand treasurer
for the 25th annual term. Both Mr.
Robinson and Mr. Mason are past high
The work of the convention was
completed Wednesday and the session
adjourned. No meeting place was se
lected for the next annual convention,
as the grand chapter meets at the
same place as the grand lodge, which
will select the convention seat at its
meeting which immediately followB
the Royal Arch chapter convention
uther othcers for the ensuing year
were elected as follows: Deputy
grand nigh priest, Silas M. Yoran. of
Eugene; grand king, Max Bollack, of
Oregon City; grand scribe, James H.
Richmond, of Portland; grand captain
of host, Thomas M. Baldwin, of Prine-
ville; grand orator, F. S. Dun, of Eu
gene; grand chaplain, L. A. Wright.
of Union; grand principal, sojourner,
Frank W. Settlemier, of Woodburn;
grand royal arch captain, Walter R.
Bilyeu, of Albany; grand master, third
veil, F. M. Patterson, of Portland:
grand master, second veil, George G.
Brown, of Salem; grand master, first
veil, C. H. Marsh, of Marshfield; grand
sentinel, D. G. Tomasini, of Portland.
Aid Promised to Baker.
Salem That the claim of Baker
county for state aid in road construc
tion and improvement would be con
sidered by the State Highway commis
sion when the apportionment of next
year's fund is made, was the assurance
given by the members of the board to
the Baker county court this week.
Members of the Baker county court,
composed of County Judge Messick
and Commissioners Ritter and Welch
appeared before the board with the re
quest. Improvement of the highway
running for a distance of approxi
mately 70 miles from North Powder in
Union county to Huntington in Baker
county is proposed. The road is said
to be graded and the county has ex
pended considerable money on it.
Water Supply Is Ample.
Gaston The new water system is
now in working order and Gaston has
an abundant supply of the purest
mountain water. It is piped from
Sain creek by the North Coast Power
company and is the Bame water sup
piled to Hillsboro, Beaverton and Cor
nelius. The Dennis Construction com
pany has had charge of the work.
With the new system, ample fire pro
tection is now assured and with nine
fire hydrants, 800 feet of standard
hose and a fine hosecart, the Gaaton
volunteer fire department is now ready
for action. City officials made a test
of the new supply and found plenty of
water and good pressure.
Fall On Pick Is Fatal.
Grants Pass E. P. Grant, mining
man who has been working in the
Waldo country for several years, was
so severely injured when he fell on a
pick here that he died in a short time
after. He was working on the roof of
a small shed being constructed on the
Logan property at Waldo when he fell,
striking a sharp pick, the point of
which penetrated his chest five inches.
Dr. Loughridge raced 41 miles but the
patinet was dead before he arrived.
Mr. Grant was 64 years of age and had
no relatives as far as known.
Examination Dates Set.
Salem s Examinations for state
teaching certificates will be held In
every county in Oregon June 28, 29, 30
and July 1, J. A. Churchill, State
superintendent of public instruction,
announces. Notices to this effect were
sent out to all county school superintendents.
Our stock of Baseball Equipment is superior
: to any we have carried heretofore. . . v
FISHING TA CKLE
The Fishing Season is here and we are pre
pared to please you in any of the best :
makes of Rods, Creels, Flies, Lines, Etc. .
Foss-Winship Hardware Co.
Barrett Building, Athena.
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
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Caterers to the Public in Good Things to Eat