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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OEEGON; FEIDAY, OCTOBEE 13, 1916.
SUBMARINES CROSS OCEAN
DARING GERMAN U-BOATS POUNCE
ON SHIPPING OUTSIDE 3-MILE LIMIT
AMERICA REJECTS SUGGESTIONS
: OF ALLIES ON SUBMARINE WAR
Four British, One Dutch, One Norwegian Sent to Bottom in
. 1 One Day Off Coast of Massachusetts.
ONE SUBMARINE ENTERS PORT
VILLA FORCES MEN TO JOIN HIM;
PEOPLE FLEE THREATENED CITIES
, With Flag Flying and Deck Loaded
With Torpedoes She 'Delivers
Message and Puts to Sea.
Newport, R. I. The eieoutlve offi
cer of the destroyer Ericsson return
ing early Monday from the scene of
the German submarine activities off
Nantucket, reported that pine ships
had been sunk, and that three subma
rines are operating off the coast This
information, he said, he had on the
authority of the captain of the Nan
tucket Shoals lightship. ,' -
Boston. The submarine arm of the
Imperial German navy ravaged ship
ping off the eastern co -t of the Unit
ed States Sunday." -. j
Four British, one Dutch and one
Norwegian steamers were sent to the
bottom or left crippled derelicts off
So far as known there was no loss
of life, though the crew of the British
steamer Kingston had not been ac
counted for. - -
A submarine held up the American
steamer Kansan, bound from New
vn,b wftl. atoal fn hn Italian flrmrATO-
ment, but later, on establishment of
her identity.1 allowed the American to
proceed, l ae Kansan came into jjub-
... W Hanoi full hafA
: -V be the U-63. which paid a call to New-
VV port Saturday, and disappeared at sun-
. set. Home navai men, nowever, no-
.ho. at Inaat tvn BIlhm.HflM
, are operating close to the American
shore, thougn outsioe ine inree-muo
TVia hmpiI nt anhmnrlne warfare.
as brought to land by wireless dls-
Strathdene, British freighter, torpe
AnaA anH aiinlr nff Nantucket, crew
taken aboard Nantucket Shoals light
ship ana later removea 10 newimn us
American torpedo boat destroyers.
The Strathdene left New York Sun
day for Bordeaux, and was attacked
at 6 A. M.
West Point British freighter, torpe
doed and sunk off Nantucket Crew
.hmilnnorl tha ahin in nmn.ll bOStB af
ter a warning shot from the subma
rine's gun. Officers ana men were
taken aboard a destroyer.
Stephano, British passenger liner,
plying regularly between New York,
Halifax and St Johns, N. F, torpedoed
southeast . of Nantucket bound for
New York. Passengers and crew,
numbering about 140, were picked up
by the destroyer Balch and brought to
Newport The attack was made at
i-tn p M
Kingston, British freighter, torpe
doed and sunk southeast of Nantuck
et Crew missing and destroyer
...Ailn(T fnn thorn Thin TMtlAl ifl fiat
HMI.UUI. wi ' ' "
accounted for in maritime registers,
ana may ne tne lungsuraian. mo at
tack occurred at 6 P. M.
DlnAmnmllflr rtlltph fratphtfil. tOP
pedoed and sunk south of Nantucket.
Crew taken aboard a destroyer. The
steamer was bound for Rotterdam
' The Bloomersdljk carried a crew of
SO men and a cargo of grain valued
at $600,000, consigned to the govern
ment of The Netherlands, according
to W. Van Doom, an official here of
the Holland-American line. He inti
mated that international complications
Christian Knudsen, a Norwegian
freighter, torpedoed and sunk near
where the Bloomersdljk went down.
Crew picked up by destroyers. The
vessel sailed from New York Saturday
Americans On Board Torpedoed Ship.
ThA RHtinh BtAMiKtr Rtanhano. car
rylng 44 first-cabin and 39 second-cab
in passengers, including many Ameri
can tourists and a crew of 75, was
sunk ok fxantucaei La nisnip.
Trader Will Co-Operate. '
Bordeaux. John Barrett director
general of the Pan-American Union,
who has been discussing Latin-American
trade matters with manufacturers
and financiers In France and England,
said before sailing on the liner Lafay
ette for New York that he had found
them in both countries planning to
make greater efforts to improve com
mercial and financial relations with
all America. Mr. Barrett's inquiry
showed, he indicated, that the desire
was to cooperate along this line rath
er than engage in ruinous competition.
Carranza May Not Run.
El Paso, Tex "General Carranza
has made no formal statement of his
position," Consul Pesqueira said, "but
there is a strong feeling among the
men who are close to him in the na
tional capital that he will not be a
By a recent decree issued by Gen
eral Carr&nta the president will serve
only one term of tour years, as the de
cree specifies that there shall be no
re-election to the Presidency.
Field Headquarters American Puni
tive Expedition, Mexico. Fear of Vil
la throughout southern Chihuahua, ac
cording to reports received at head
quarters, has. caused wagonloads of
refugees to stream into El Valle and
San- Buenaventura, from the south.
The reports also say that residents are
deserting the towns along the railroad.
El Valle,-near which is the southern
most camp of the punitive expedition,
is said to be overcrowded.
Reports conflict regarding the ban
dit leader's headquarters.
Villa, according to rumor, is attach
ing to his command all males he meets
between the ages of 10 and 80.
El Paso, Tex. Francisco Villa and
800 bandits are moving from the Guer
rero district in a southeasterly direc
tion toward Santa Rosalia, 100 miles
south of Chihuahua City, a refugee
from the Cusihuiriachlo- mining dis
trict reported here. He says Villa is
moving in the direction of Carichic,
San Francisco de Borja and Satevo,
through which the Mexican Central
railroad passes. This journey is 15
miles overland and is through the
wildest country of western Chihuahua.
The refugee was told by one of
Villa's colonels after the battle of Cus
ihuiriachic that he must , stay away
from Villa If he valued his life,- as "the
general" had announced that he would
kill all Mexicans who were employed
by American companies.
'Nogales, Ariz. Several hundred Ya-
quls attacked Lalno, 86 miles south of
here, late Monday. The fighting last
ed several hours. Many are reported
killed but no particulars are available,
The whole country is reported to be
aroused and the band is believed to be
the same tribe which burned Sierra la
Plata mines, 45 miles southeast of
here, recently. Much uneasiness is
felt by Nogales and Sonora officials.
German War Submarine Enters
Newport, Va., to Deliver Message
Newport, R. I. Seventeen dayB
from Wilhelmshafen, the imperial
German submarine U-53 dropped an
chor in Newport harbor Saturday.
Almost before the officers of the
American fleet of warships through
which the stranger had nosed her way
had recovered from their astonish
ment, the undersea fighter had deliv
ered a message for the German am
bassador and, weighing anchor, turn
ed toward Brenton's Reef lightship
and disappeared beneath the waves
Just inside the three-mile limit
As she came and went she flew the
black and white colors of the German
navy, a gun was mounted on the for
ward deck and another aft, while eight
torpedoes plainly were visible under
the forward deck, giving mute assur
ance that the warship was ready for
a fight at the drop of the hat.
Lieutenant Captain Hans Rose, who
hung up a new world's record in bring
ing an armed submarine in battle ar
ray across the Atlantic, said that he
had called at Newport simply to mail
a letter to Count von Bernstorff. He
requested neither provisions nor fuel
and would be on his way, he said, long
before the 24 hours during which a
belligerent ship may remain within a
neutral harbor had expired.
. The submarine was In American
waters a little more than three hours,
assuming that she continued to sea
after submerging. Within that time
the German commander paid official
visits to Rear-Admiral Austin M.
Knight commandant of the second
naval district and Rear-Admiral
Gleaves, commander of the destroyer
force of the Atlantic fleet who was
on board the flagship, the scout cruis
er Birmingham. Both American offi
cers returned the brief calls promptly.
Compulsion Put to Vote.
San Francisco. A cablegram re
ceived here by the Australian Trade
Commission to America said that
popular vote is to be taken on the
question of conscription in Australia,
a federal referendum bill having been
passed. The defense act the message
said, gives the military authorities of
Australia power "to call up men for
home service and a proclamation h?,
been issued calling up single men be
tween the ages of 21 and 25. Should
conscription pass these men would be
sent to the European battlefields.
26 Whales Are Taken.
Aberdeen, Wash. The whaling sea
son on Grays Harbor came to a close
with a catch of 268 for the year. This
Is better than the normal catch, al
though not up to last season, when
334 were taken. The season's catch
Is estimated as having a total value of
nearly 1200,000. Nine sperms were
among those taken this season, and
this is about the average catch for a
season of this most valuable species.
The bones are being pulverized for
Washington,. D. C The American
memorandum on use of neutral waters
by belligerent submarines, the text of
which was made public by the Btate
department Wednesday, declares the
allies have failed to show why such
vessels should be denied entrance to
neutral ports and that no circum
stances have been set forth rendering
the usual provisions of International
la inapplicable to underwater craft.
The United States reserves complete
liberty of action in dealing with bel
No specific mention of the ueutscn-
land Is made in the memorandum, al
though the allied communication Is
understood to have been prompted by
the failure of the United States to
consider that vessel as having any
characteristics making her status dif
ferent from that of the ordinary mer
Surprise is expressed that there
appears to be an endeavor on the part
of the allied powers to determine the
rule of action," in respect to the use
of submarines and at the suggestion
that there is great danger in permit
ting neutral submarines to visit -wa
ters that may be visited by belligerent
submarines. The government declares
that "responsibility for any conflict
that may arise between belligerent
warships and neutral submarines on
account of the neglect of a belligerent
so to distinguish between these
classes of submarines must rest en
tirely upon the negligent powers."
The memorandum, originally sent to
France, Great Britain, Russia and Ja
pan on August 31 in reply to their
identical memorandums of August 22,
later was sent also to Italy and Portu
While the allied communication
was Dubllshed some time ago: the
American reply was not given out un
til the recent U-boat activities seemed
to make a public statement of the gov
ernment's position imperative.
Ot General Interest
640-Acre Bill Not Law.
The Dalles. Because of numerous
Inquiries regarding the passage of the
stockraislng homestead. 640-acre bill,
Representative N. J. SInnott has given
out the following statement: .
"The statement that has been pub
lished in several small papers in this
state that the stockraislng homestead
640-acre bill had been passed and be
came a law is erroneous. The bill did
not pass. The bill went through the
house and passed to the senate, where
several amendments were attached to
It and returned to the house. The re
turn was made on the last day of the
session and, therefore, the house could
not have passed it if it wanted to, as
there was not enough time for consid
eration. The bill will not be acted
upon until the next session of con
The bill provides for the taking up
of 640 acres of stockraislng land with
the sanction of the secretary of the
Chicago City Hall Offices Raided
:. by Officers of State s Attorney
Chicago. Mayor William Hale
Thompson's office, that of Chief of
Police Charles E. Healey and mat oi
Second Deputy Funkerhouser were
entered Wednesday afternoon by four
assistants of the state's attorney and
16 detectives assigned to the office of
State's Attorney Hoyne, . armed with
"forthwith" duces tecum subpenas di
recting those three officials and their
assistants to turn over to the grand
jury all books, records, letters and pa
pers bearing on gambling, slot ma
chines, Sunday closing and disorderly
houses received there since April laio.
It was an unprecedented and sensa
tional move which threw the city hall
into excitement bordering on a panic.
The raid was made while the city
council was in session with the mayor
in the chair and created a sensation In
the city hall.
When Mayor Thompson was advised
of the raid in the council chamber he
'It was not necessary to send all
these fellows over here; a messenger
boy could have taken over the stuff
that Hoyne wants. I do not believe
the grand jury wants it, anyway."
Others besides the mayor and cnlel
against whom the subpenas were di
rected are: Charles Fitzmorrls, the
mayor's secretary; William Luthardt,
the chief's secretary, and John J.
Naughton, sergeant in the office of
the chief in charge of records.
Coos Coal in Demand.
Marshfleld. Local coalmine opera
tors are receiving urgent inquiries
from several points in the Willamette
valley about coal shipments and it is
believed that the fall and winter busi
ness will develop an extensive and
Steady demand. " ;"'' ;
Four mines of average capacity are
how working, but only two could han
dle outside orders over the railroad
at the present time.
The Henryville mine is keeping its
output only to a point which will fur
nish the Smith-Powers Logging com
pany locomotives their necessary 60
tons per day, and would have to do
some development to increase the
Bales to twice that size. The Beaver
Hill mine is capable of handling a
much larger daily output
foreign Submarine Sighted Off
Georgia Coast; Shipowners Worry
Savannah, Ga. The presence of a
submarine of undetermined national
ity off Tybee Bar, off Savannah, was
reported to local custom house offi
cials and to the British consul here,
it was learned Wednesday. Officials
at both the custom house and consul
ate refused to say where their infor
mation came from, but each empha
sized the statement that it was "en
tirely unofficial." No American un
dersea boats are believed to be in
these waters. !
It was reported in marine circles
here that the naval-yard at Charles
ton, Si ft, had been advised by wire
less of the presence as early as Mon
day afternoon of a submarine off Ty
bee bar. Custom house officials and
those of the British consulate said
their information was that a submer
sible was off the bar Wednesday. Sev
eral allied merchant ships are in port
here, and officers of several acknowl
edged that they were "slow in load
ing," although all declared reports of
submarine activities would not pre
vent their departure.
Eleven U-Boat Victims Saved.
London. A report that 11 men from
the Norwegian steamship Ravn, sunk
by a submarine in the Arctic last
month; have been rescued. Is said by
the Exchange Telegraph's Chrlstianla
correspondent to have been received
by the Norwegian foreign office. Four
other men perished from exhaustion
and a boat containing five men was
The Norwegian shipowners' associa
tion has demanded that the govern
ment take measures, to protect Nor
. Weyerhaeuser Director. '
St Paul. Frederick E. Weyerhaeus
er, son of the late Frederick Weyer
haeuser, multimillionaire lumberman,
was elected a director of the Great
Northern Railway company to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of James
J. Hill, at a meeting of the board of
directors held in the offices of Louis
W. Hill, president of the railway com
pany. The meeting preceded the an
nual meeting of stockholders of tne
Great Northern Railway.
Exchange Seats 174,500
New -York A seat on the New York
Stock Exchange was sold Wednesday
for $74,600. an advance on the last sale
of S4G00. This sale marked the high
record for the year.
Bad Men Escape From Pen.
Salem. James O'Brien and Frank
Smith, two of the most desperate char
acters in the Oregon penitentiary, es
caped Wednesday night. Posses
scoured the surrounding country, but
obtained no trace of the fugitives. A
reward of 150 for the capture of each
man has been offered.
Both Smith and O'Brien were serv
ing from two to five years for bur
The escape was effected after the
men had sawed the steel padlocks on
their cells and scaled the 18-foot wall
with a rope made from their blankets.
The men had been confined in new
steel cells placed in the prison yard
especially to hold recalcitrant pris
B. B. Smith, a wall guard, slept
while the men scaled the wall within
40 feet of him, and was later summar
ONLY ONE SUBMARINE OPERATED
ON U.S. COAST, SAYS ADMIRAL
Newport, R. L The wholesale raid
on foreign shipping south of Man-
tucket lightship Sunday was the work
of one submarine, according to reports
of American naval officers. Rear-Ad-mlral
Gleaves, commanding the torpe
do boat destroyer flotilla which did
such remarkably speedy rescue work,
said that the reports of all his officers
agreed that to the best of their obser
vation one raider only was concerned.
This boat presumably was the U-53,
which called at Newport Saturday af
ternoon to mall a letter to Ambassa
dor Bernstorff and then put to sea
without taking on an ounce of sup
plies, although she had been 17 days
off her base, according to the state
ment of her officers. '
Admiral Gleaves said he could easily
understand the positive statements of
the captain of the Nantucket lightship
and of sailors of the torpedoed vessels
COL.' SWINTON '
Station Bulletins Now Available. .
114 Hop Investigation, Tartar & Pilk-
117 Loganberry By-products, Lewis &
118 Ammoniftcation and Nitrification
Studies of Certain Types of Ore
gon Soils, Beckwith, Vass, Robinson.
119 A Report of the Experimental and
Demonstration Work on the Sub
station Farms at Moro, Burns,
Redmond and Metolius, Scudder.
121 The Common Bed Spider or Spi
der Mite, Ewlng.
122 Irrigation and Soil Moisture In
vestigations in Western Oregon,
123 Somatic Segregation of Charac
ters In the Le Conte Pear, Tuffts.
129 Pollination of Pomaceous Fruits;
Part II, Bradford.
132 Economics of Apple Orcharding,
Lewis & Vlckers.
133 Selection, Adjustment and Care of
Farm Machinery, Bracker.
134 A Study of Variation in Apples
During Growing Season, White-house.
135 Variation of Internal Structure of
Apple Varieties, Kraus.
136 Vegetable Tests on Sandy Soil at
. the Umatilla Experiment Farm,
137 The Drainage of "White Land"
and Other Wet Lands in Oregon,
Powers & Teeter.
138 The Pollination of the Pomaceous
, FruitB, Pt III. Gross Vascular
" Anatomy of the Apple, Kraus &
Ralston. - I
Clr. 18 Swine Husbandry.
Graduates All Placed.
Oregon Normal School, Monmouth.
"Every member of both the Febru
ary and the June graduating classes in
1916, who wanted a position, has one
and is teaching," was the announce
ment made by J. H. Ackerman, presi
dent of the Oregon Normal School,
who aided in distributing the school's
teachers when calls came In. There
were 45 in the February class and 124
at June a total of 169 and from
these 155 are teaching. A few mar
ried and some are pursuing higher
courses before beginning to teach.
Hunter, Shot Loses Toe.
Newport, Or. M. H. Abbey, propri
etor of the Abbey hotel, was compel
led last week to have the great toe on
his right foot amputated as a result
of a gunshot wound sustained the first
day of the deer season. He was stand
ing with his rifle muzzle resting on
his foot when it was accidentally dis
charged, shattering a bone in the toe.
Two American 8hlps Bunk.
- London. Two American ships, the
Harvita and the Columbia, have been
sunk, according to a dispatch received
by the Norwegian minister in Petro
grad, from H. A. Falsen, the Norwe
gian consul-general at Archangel, Rus
sia. The dispatch says great difficul
ty has been experienced In obtaining
Colonel Swlnton of the British army
is the inventor and builder of the first
"tank," the adapted American tractor,
which has been used against the Ger
mans. that more than one submersible was
conoerned. The U-boat, he said, was
very fast and appeared to have been
handled very cleverly. It was easy,
he pointed out, for her to disappear
on one side' of a ship and then show
up unexpectedly at another spot
. DoubtlesB, he believed, she had sub
merged and reappeared often enough
to mislead any but a keen professional
observer .and to create the impression
that more than one sea terror was
This opinion would seem to be borne
out by the statements of many of the
refugees that the submarine had more
business on hand than she could take
care of at once and was obliged to re
quest one steamer to wait the turn
while another was being put out of
Miller, of the destroyer Ericsson, who
witnessed the destruction of the Ste
phano, said he waB positive that only
one submarine was In the vicinity at
The known list of the victims of the
U-boat's Sunday exploits remains at
six, notwithstanding reports from the
Nantucket lightship that three other
ships, the identity of which could not
be learned, were sent to the bottom.
Ther also was a persistent rumor,
without ' verification, that a British
cruiser, one of the allied patrols sent
to the submarine zone, had been at
Britain Lets Submarine Question Rest.
Washington, D. ft Unless Instruct
ed to do so by the London foreign of
fice, the British embassy here does
not intend to make any fresh repre
sentations to the state department, as
it regards the representations already
made in connection with the Deutsch
land as sufficiently settling the British
view of International law on the subject.
From the British point of view only
two courses are open: either to con
voy all British ships using American
ports where the ship Is not sufficiently
armed to afford full protection, or to
withdraw British ships from the
The latter contains the possibility
of much injury to American commerce.
U-Boat Commander Lucky or Wise.
Boston. Luck was with Captain
Hans Rose, or the commander of the
German submarine U-53 was well ad
vised. There was evidence that when
he set out to attack enemy shipping
there was not a British warship with
in 500 miles of the spot in which he
chose to operate. For some time, ac
cording to men who follow marine af
fairs, there had been only three Brit
ish cruisers engaged in patrolling the
Atlantic Coast to keep open the path
for American-made munitions of war.
Autolst Gets Five Years.
San Jose, Cal. Antone Fodera, a
San Francisco business man, was sen
tenced to five years In San Quentln
prison by, Judge Beasly, of the super
ior court, for falling to stop when his
automobile struck and killed Hector
Zapeda, a Santa Clara University stu
dent, on the night of October 31, 1915.
Prominent men, among them Justice
Henry A. Melvln of the California su
preme court, testified as to Fodera's
good character, but fall d to save him.
Austrian Ship Blown Up.
Paris. One of the largest Austrian
warships blew up recently at Pola, ac
cording to a press dispatch from Zur
ich. The dispatch says refugees from
Dalmatla brought the news to Swit
zerland but they did not know the
cause of the explosion.
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