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KITCHENER AMD STAFF LOST AS ' CRUISER SINKS f'OUtHli'l rOMI "flSl 'tlftf. the official tttutciiitiit. .1 rumor spread In London mid persisted that Ioril Kitchener im miimI. Two eir ttireu of the morntns paper. tuvtittnn tho rumor as u curiosity of mob credulity ami the Jail; Chrniilctc'.i eelltorlnl coiitilu tills Kcntf-nce: ' ' "Wo fi'iir thai the tr.iKlc fact must lio accepted, though snino in.iy yet cherish hopes of u helule-d resotio." .Member of the- Muff. The members of Lord Kitchener's, staff, who were lout ultli him, were HiikIi .tames OTlelrne, former counsellor of tlio Ilrltlsh Ihubassy at Pctrogrud mil at one time Minister to Htilgurla . Major Oswalel Arthur eirrald rnwni.il. Lord Kitchener's military secretary ind for mer nillltiiry utt.-vlic In i:gpt , Ilrlie -Oen. Arthur llllcrshavv and Kir liny Krederlck Iionaldnti. chief superintend rut of the Itujal Ordhaine l-'aetorles nt Woolwich for over twenty years ami one of the greatest munitions experts In the i'nlted Kingdom. There wetc also a number of otlur ollleers of minor rank tin the Hampshire The Ziill) f.j-prru says thill the tiodj of Major J'ltzcer.llil has been washed n shore. Lord Kitchener's mission to Hussia. n. Is Indicated by the pre-cme of Sir Hay Frederick Donaldson, lout 10 do lil-lt with the supply o'f munition for that rountry The trip was undertuki ti. It la understood, at the ieiiiei of tin- Itus clan eiovurnnient. The party wan to go to Archangel and tin-nce to I'ctrngrad. It Is bcllcxed that tie War Secretary would visit Ihe Hussion front. I.onl Kitchener planned to return to London to be present at the reopening of l'atllu. tncnl on Juno ;ri. While because of the rough ra and the tved of the Hampshire It If con sidered Improbable In naval ipinrters that a subinaiinc sunk the in-el, there Is. considerable speculation among llio..e nho believe Hint the ship was tnrpuloed regarding the source of fhe Information which In that ease the Herman Ad miralty must have had that Lord Kitch ener was aboard. The Trip n ".re'ret. No one In London outside of the closest olMei.il circles, appiars to have known of the projected trip If nut on!' the plHii for the Hinslun v"lt but the fact 'hat L"rd Kitchen r was to sail on the Hun pMme from a port wlilh would Rive the vesse' n otirte t i th" west of the eliknes ai d even the tip tiroxlm te time the I lalinhlrf would bo likely to teach a glvm point on that eourse wire known th" iSerinanc It 1s. Higued that this indicate mot efll clenl work on the pan of the Oermtin secret her vice I'tr'iaps beciu-r the feeling 1. 1 cited by the re -ent r'ibl!n uprising has not entirely worn away, the possibility that tho Sinn Keln Society may have had homethlng to do with 'he conveying of Iho Information to Urriuany enters Into tlie f peculations. In th:. conned .on. It Is recalled that ope conjecture wnl'-h found cxpre'-'dnn following, the tevpedotm; of the Channel steamer Sus-en by a iermau r'lbinarinc was that the tlermnns believed that l,ord Kitchener -i abm -.1 .md that ihe eler nun (SoiTiiinent ..rdered the stnklnc of the paen;er esel for that reason, dls regardlot; ever the fi"ed which the sink Ir.B of mkIi a vessel .is th', Susec would IllVe 01 the .s-intr iesy between til r- mjliv ud the t'nlted Slates The main bis., of the ltrltih hlch seas fleet .s .upposed to be In the Ork ney Island close to Klrkuall. Por this reason It Is betleie.1 Lord Kitchener with Ills staff went to the Orkney Itdands for the punvjs of reeimr the battle fleet bCore pruceeillnB to liussla for a conference with hmh officials con rernlns the conduct of the cnr Such a conference would have ben of sp.. rial klvT'llPanct) hi view of the general Husslan offensive wli'ch Is now under way alons n. ;50 mile front ft nut the J'ruth to Kolkl London In MiiurolliK. Tho news or Lird Kitchener's traRlc end has been the most profound sensa tion of the entire war. No report of a tbaek on laud or sea ever succeeded ill perturbing London, which has lauyhed .it the (Itrman threats and was unmoved even by the Zeppelin rati!, To-da s omazlnir and sor-owfu! news plunced the city into mourn- ic No words i.'ii describe the crnMernatkiii niseil on every t ap The news spread like w'ddllie short! fter noon at the clubs and restaurants were filled w.th pay crouds taklm; luncheon. As the news passed alone all nolfe ceased Instuntlv Loud conversa tion chapL-eil Into w'luspuh. Utllcers .suddenly h't their tables to rush to the ttrcet in ipiist of fuithcr details. In les than ten minute the flaps on every public budd "b and on private houses vcre hoisted at half mast. Newspaper wer'-enatclied out of tho venders hands. The crowds in tho streets weie ills appointed to tlnd only a few lines, which however, made It clear that there wis no hope left England's creates! soldier had been lost. The women In the. hotels left their tables huriledly. uiiwillliic m show theinselv. s In tin u'a , in round Incs. The wife of a IvkIi ranli'uu o;l. cer. learnlUK tlm n.-w-, burst mio te n .. roi-e from her t ible and ilipartnl wlili out tlnlJlnriK her luncheon, Streams of people rushed toward tin War Olllco hi Whitehall, whero a thtoiu Fathered, silently watehlni; tin windows, where every blind waH drawn. An air of profound doom pervaded the iniln bulldlus. When the news t, u,M ,,( u,., Slock Pxhanse btis.ness n- siis.endei whllo the members discnssr-d th,. i.,.s wlilch the empi e had suftetrd lief.m word of the sinltii u of th,. Il.imp-d-irc h4 len received 'he n ir'.e hid been firm as i result of report of "hu sue. cessful beKlnnlnB of a Ilul,in oflfiisivo on the Pastel n front. There wan no telling at the ios of the market upon which an estimate or the. .rfeu of l.ird Kltchener'h death on prices could b determined Lord Kitchener"!' sister. Mrs Parker, reeelved the news of her brother's d'alh while tendlnB n Mall at a bazaar for war charities In Caledonian Market. Mrn. I'ailer win .lllm; autographed pliotograi s of Lord Km heiier, on,, of v hlch, which lnd been In the possisslun of Ijuecn Mary, br iutbt JKio Ah soon as; the nr of the diatb of the War Si-ret.irv w.i' iecen.,1 In l. ei don a inentiiiB or ihe Hilt,. , ,,r Coun. ll. of whlili Lord Kitchener huh h rnembfr. w is i.il'd 'Plu ineniber- ple.'ant at the miiiiMl were Sir Pdward iiey, tecetnry for 1'orelKii Altars, David l.lojd "enrce, Mtnlsiir of Muni tlonr, and Iterhi ild McKuma, I'haiud- lor of the I'.X'bei! 1'ieinler Asipillh did not attend in, .'inn II A hlKh o "al who frerpientlv voiced tho moit seriuus nppositiuti lj the War ecret.ui t"ld t'ie i-or. esiondent of Tun M.-N that the whob 'irl'Uh Linplre win recofnizu that it lias lost a verv ureal man. "Kail Kit' "aeiier." h' on' imp i, "KlU, hln llfo to ins coii"tr as mi' h as ,hij tiddler killed on Ihe h.it' ei , Surelv ho would have pieferred dlffeunt fleath, wSlch he often gladly faced whllo on Inspection tours, but he died the death of a hero, for hth eouutrv, which had had his undivided devotion for nearly half a "intur. "H'a trastc end wn lime Inn one eitcct: It will sttenKthen the will and ho determination uf the Hritlsli pioplu t i tlKht to the hitler end until a dellnlto jj l conclusive U'1 0 haa Utcn uallicU. ' K. OF K." MASTER ORGANIZER 1 OF ENGLAND'S WAR FORCES Crowning Achievement of General Was the Creation of! an Army of 5,000,000 Men Won Earldom by Services in Field. It Is naturally expected of a soldier that lie face crises calmly. "K. of 1C," Kitchener of Khartum, f.ichiK mllltarj daiiRers or political storniB, always inahi lalneil an Imperturbability that nude him stand ouf before the woild as a grim, sphinx like Idealized cxpntiMit of the doKKed perseveranco of (treat flrltaln. Iteneath that Immobility of feature , ""rZ .1 " n" behind gray eves that hud tho Kllnt or , ,mit Wllr wn prBctlrally over, steel he hud an Indomitable will, an mi. ' tint Kitchener, perceiving the iIokrciI tllticlilne couraice and n mind that character of the Iloers, prepared for a worked unceasingly. Dj niter, obstacli-s j n!)i; resistance. He was rluht. A pro and nolltlcal onnosltloii wete simply stlm-' lonifed Kiierrllla warfare milowed. The nl.inls to him to Bo ahead with all the i more determination alonB thej lines he 1 had I ild down. Just us he was power- ( fill of body, iipstandltiK with an ImposlnK : head on stalwart shoulders, so his mind. posscssliiB colossal energy , seemed to h.ive been built like a machine that .ould have tone on forever. ttespeclcl ti Wlinlr Umpire. That ipiallty of sternness, that clock llki' mind and .stalwart character seemed to have made themtelvcs felt upon the Hrltlsh people The empire, as a whole, admired and respected him, and It wis due to hi strength of character that the men of KiiKlund enlisted In "Kltchcnrr's army." These dualities wero the con trollliiK forces of his life and made It lussible for him to accoiupllh so many tlilims, made It possible for him to do what uo other man ever did before, nitnel, raise an army of more than O.wUO.OOO men In less than eighteen months. "Hobs," Lord Hootrts, his old chief, alone equalled hint In the esteem of his countrymen. Horatio Herbert Kitchener was born on June 24. ?i0. at I'roter House, Hallvlongford, County Kerry. Ireland. He was the eldest son of Pol. Henry Horatio Kitchener of Leicestershire and Anne Prances, daughter of the Hew I'r. I'hevalller of Aspall Hall. Suffolk. H i hose a military career and was educated at the Hoyal Military Academy. Wool wich, entering the army ns Second Lieu tenant of lhiKlneers In 17L Karller In that year he had, without the consent of the Ilrltlsh authorities, enlisted In the French Mobile Uuird under lien. ,biiiiy, and had participated In the disastrous retreat after the de feat at Le Mans Having beKUii hl career with the French, he met death when again allied with the same nation aiutnst tho same foe. nrU In Holy I. and. After minor service. In which he dlr plavcd a genius for work, detail and tho'roiiirhness. he was selected to uo with Major fonder to nialli! a survey of west ern Palestl.ic He saw a little turning 111 that expedition, and spetn three years theie and In Pits-land laini down "lie map of the Palestine Kxploratlon Puud. In t 77 he returned to the Holy Land to make a survey of lialllee, and In IsT". havltiK alreadv shown masterly ortanl zatlun ability, he was sent to Cypfss to organize the courts. He also made a survev of the Hand and then volim teeied for service ill the KcypMan army. . eettlni; an atniolntment as Major of Cav ilry under Sir P.velyn Wood, then Sirdar of Kgypt. He beiran at mice to m ike a s Hem atic studv of Picytitlati character and cusiams. He uruulred a master of Arabic and several of Its dialects He quickly showed such a Brasp of affairs that he was sent on missions requiring tHct. diplomacy and constructive uiiiuiy. He was appointed In June, l'si, Deput Assistant Adjutant-Cieneral of Die Intel lettence I "epartment of stir Charles Wil son Nile expedition. He Ht once drew up a plan for the relief of Khartum and the rescue of liordon, and thomili it was rijected he had an opportunity to adapt It to his own purposes rar aiierwaru. Por his servl.es In that campaign he was promoted to a brevet Lieutenant Colonelcy Next he was appointed Uov- . ernor of the Ited Sea Territories, and , thruiiBh his advice the overthrow of n man IMen.i was accomplished Hut he did not win his victory without a series of tUhts. In one of which he received a ' wound In the face. Summoned to Knpland in IsS. after Ins vletorv over Osman DUna. If was made nidi: de camp to the Queen, with t . ...i. t.i li.r II. u-.is decorated with, the order of the MedJIdle of the second !.! i m his return to Ksypt he was placed a' th" held of an K.-ypt aii hrlgedc in the Sudan. 11" commanded the 'mounted troops at the battle of etv-i iiernmlns . ( R. and when. Ill nr.', Cell, lirelifell resigned the Sirdar - hip Kitchener wa- appointed In his e III those jcars of hardship and light ing In Kpypt Kitchener had won respect as a leader He had proved hun'elf a s'rict dlsclpllnailan, always working and always making his oillccrs work. Him self a bachelor, he declined lo have mar ried ollleers on bis staff. So strict was he that when an olllcer failed twice In some emer-'eiicy he dispensed with him entirely. As Sirdar be lwgeu al nine to plan for tlm conquest of the Sudan. He led all expedl'loii Into the province of Poncola in tsioi. subduing it and w liming the rank of Major-Oetieral. Those iMinp llglls were hut the be. aiiinini; of Kitchener's campaign to avrtie" liordon and to annihilate Ihe Malrlis forces Kor that purpose lie began before the derisive comment of experts who said It was Impossible lo build a lallroad through the desert nnd thus mak his conquests permanent lie bored for water ,i he muled steadily 'orward. He eitenil.'d tie i.illwii.v lo Hei ner. '.VM miles from Haifa, the latter place being not very tar from Khartum. Consequently th" Journey from th" base of siiiiplien to lleiber, which previously had t eke-li weeks, could bo nci oniplishi-1 in a elay. The Sirdar next sought to move towaid Khartum b means of gunboats, and again ho n.is derided, but Kitchener hail assimilated uiucii experience and profited b It. He was told he eouH not get a gunboat ovet the fourth cit.iraet and again lie dlsappoinle-d tho prophets. One boat tinned turtle, but be sent three, boats over the c.itarin t and further up tlm Mb', steaming right under the Mahmud's nose. Following these accomplishments theie was one brisk light at Atb.n . P..nO'i dervishes were slain. J.OOii were taken prisoners. Mahmuil himself was cap lured and kitchener with his iroui. entered Khartum l" hold setvues in memory of liordon and lo establish Ihe. perminent authority or Hie iiriusn. In Itnlseel In I'eenmr. IIhl. Kltch.ner broi.gh at t - extincllou o Mahdi-m and Ihe snbn.ls ,lo ot Hie country ''-""l.'n ,,l,orlty hell he re lined to MiSlainl he w,a gieeled Wil li bv the elillre tounlry I!" vias raised to the peerage as Huron Kitchener of Khartum and p ii llatnent voted him a gift of ..'in.onil (IIMI.nOfl). He li'turne.1 to Pg pt wltll ii fund Unit enabled hlni to start a col legi theie The work lie stinted has developed rapidlv Lotil K ibheucr was aniiiiniid i iovernoi-i'ieneral and Com ma udur III Chief of till! Sudan. He was still In Egypt when the Hoer wur Martied. Iord Itoherts wuh sent to South Africa and Kitchener wan lis. slgii-l as his chief of staff A big task of oiganlz.itloii confronted him, but Klti In ner went about It with th" same dogged determination mid lhoroiigbues.4 that had attended hta previous efforts. It being nccessarv to provide means: bv which Huberts could strike a I the heart of the Hoer forces. Kitchener, worklns fecretly and energetically, collected ample uppties and transport wavon. so that when the advance tip the Moddcr lllvcr began lie had 12.000 mlllcH and oxen and ,00 HaKotis to accompany the column. When Cronje started to retreat Kitchener wag right at his. heels and with thu nld of (Jen, French brought hlni to bay. Koberts left South Africa In 1300 and )0crs started spasnioillc outbrrakH In h hundred dllTennt places. Kitchener per- j fectid and extended a system of block-' houses by which he demoralized the or-! Baiiized Kiierrllla warfare and comiuered I t, entire territory, (irta Indian ComlilHinl. Por these services U.injn Kitchener was made a Viscount and received a national Klft of fjn.ouO tKGn,0V0). Next he wiib made rotnmander In clilef In India, mid with characteristic enerK' started to reorpanlzo the service from top to bottom, remedylnB notorious abuses, raising- the nrmy from So.dOO to H0,00n and makliiB It ready for any emergency. In this work he clashed with Iird Curzon, but he pursued his course and made It necessary finally for Lord Curzon to resign. Ho remained In'lndla for seven years. Impressing upon tho service his discipline, boldness! and shrewdness 111 Initiative and his power of orcanlzatlon. LeavliiB India he was promoted to the rank of Pield Marshal nnd was appointed to succeed the Duko of Connaught as commander In chief of the Mediterranean foi ces. This was a sinecure post and the choice of Kitchener for tho post aroused Indignation In KnKland. The general Impression was that the Govern ment did not know what to do with him and was afraid to put lit tit at the head of the War Olllce. In H'll he was sent to Pgypt as tiiPMit ajid Cnnsul-lieneral at Cairo, whete ho did effective work In preventing the Turks from smuggling men across the Pgptlnn territory for the reetiforcement of their troops fighting the Italians In Tripoli. Kitchener visited this country In t:'i and spent a day at West Point, lie said at the time that the Military Acad emy surpassed any of Its kind In Purope. When the war started Viscount Kltch tner was In PnglHtid. He had Just been marie an Pari. He was made secreuir of War. On assuming his duties be announced that the war would take three viars at least When be entered the War Olllce take eharce he curtly asked. "Is there . i..., hrr..-" mid Iraniluc there Mas not i. said. "Well, bring one." Kor weeks he stuck to his work there, never leaving the olllce. eiranultlni; Iminriiae Arm. He Immediately set about the enor mniK tsk of organizing an army of mil i,..,. u .,nit,ritie? it with ammunition and 'all sorts of. supplies. He did no . ,ii lie . stlblecte.1 bV Urd Nor.hcllfTe to severe criticism beams' ,.r ii. e l.ielt e.f ammunition, and tlh.il! Pivld Llovd eleorpe was made th" head of a new 'department, that of Ministry uf Mtii.tl"lis lilt reponslllllies were further lessened by the appointment Hi Dccc. liber last e.f c.en. Sir William Hob ertson as Chief of the Imperial Staff. Notwithstanding the criticism to whUh he was subjected and to which he made scarcely any repl, he accom. pllshed for the nation In the present war probably more than any one nan He was, lieoue of lilt tre.mer.dou Knowledge and hl organizing ability, the most Important man in Rngland Ppon 1dm devolved tminy arduous tasks, lie was sent to Prance lit an eerly stage of the hostilities, to (lullipoll. to the Near P.ast. and at the time of his death vva going to flutal.i to effect a cloer working arrangement between the military forces of the Prench, Uelglan", Ilrltlsh and Uusslaus. e ailed a Woinnn llnter. Kitchener remained a bachelor and was commonly reported to I, a hater of women. Though silent and grim. lie ' had a command of woids that made 'what he s,i,, ,,g remembered Many stories niv told of his .pigrains He was leviewm.- a dull of a home de- , feii ompai.y ehortlv after the Cer- I man bombardment of Whitby and Sear- I borough The Captain asked K. of K. : I "Should the e ierm ins eoni", w bat nnl- form should we wear, sir? "The one ou want to b" burled in," was th" reply. An ottlcer who had eMiiiinlgued with Kitchener In ,ifrlc..i uns asked how he spends his time: "He works," was the reply. "How does lie niiilis" himself" "Hy mom wink." "Has he no teere.itlnns?" "Yes, two: Still more work, and seeing that everybody around him works." Kitchener had no use for favorites. A .vouug olllcer was sent to him In the Orient by the War lull. ... II. reported to Kitchener, who asked hlni if h,i knew when the next steamer sailed for Pug land. 'I have not looked it up. sir" "Well," snappul Kitchener, "you look It up and sail em that steamer" 111 South Africa olio of Kitchener's companies of yeomanaiy escaped limn a Iiocr onslaught by retreating at full speed. Vhcti an ntllocr t "ported the fact and asked. "What shall I do with your yeoman'."' lie icelied tins answer, "Keep them as fur from me as they kept from Iho Iloers." etn another occasion ,i surgeon wiongty dlagiiosid tile Illness of a sol dier and It was necessary for lilui to summon two other physicians. Learn ing the truth, he sent for the first doc tor and said, "Take this man lo the hospital and yourself to Pngland " EABLD0M GOES TO BROTHER. kitchener's siieeeor In Title- ts '"it i-nra Old. S.ree,; I ill.lt II, ln, I, I,, 'I n, Si Lo.Mior . .lime i Tli,. successm- lo Pari Kit. hener's till, hi, 'de bt-other Col. Ilmirv I. III. ill I ', ev.lllier KIP lienor, un,,, notw Ithstan ling Hk. tact that he Is ne.ulj To ve.i's ,,,, has 1 II seiviiig In the soiithwed ftl.Mii i.iuipalgn llo In lion- on Ills wav home. Col Nil. heiier foi-niei Iv coimuainli-l Ihe , uwt ,,,, .. .,:', ., es.,l.l.es for l,ls servi.es in liutn.a In ls'.'l In .In. M, (flllv(. ,,,,. ,.,.,,.. ,, , ,M , ,,, , 1 . .. ,,,,,. .....t.ii,,,, u. . ... i., ... ihe Manii'iir f j ,,-t 1 1 1 Un i . e was born DctoU r a, IS Id. Tho scismd liclr l.s Col. Kltcbeiier's in, Cotiiiuaiider Henry 1'iniiklln Chi'vai- ll'l Kllchcliei', It Nevvs til Iv I lehener's De-nili I iiiiscn n SeiisiiMon In Sian, ptrt'it tihr lifsiuiirh tn Tar. Si s M.viiltlp. .Illliti ii. Scarcely an.vthnB tlai could have happened in coiiik cllun with the war could have eiealed a gnater sensation than tho iuhvh of the loss of Lord KUclii'inT e'rowds gatli- ered before Hie newspaper bulletins and Ihe. Court, Senate and Chamber were greatly moved by the news. THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, INVESTMENT CONFIIENCE k plant of slw grawth. Far Iwtnty yMn ra tun torn telling cur GUARANTEED M0RTMQES t constantly wldtnlni cn-cla al tha matt camanratlva In vattars. LAWYERS M0RTQAQE CO. RICHARD M. HUR, fmlaMl Caaltal,Surlui fr. $9,M0,f00 l UMlllL.N.T. Ill MoellQ t..fc. , IMMENSE LOSS, IS LONDON PRESS VIEW Will Be Hard in Kcplucc as Organizer of Victory, Says "Daily News." MANY TRIIH'TKS I'AID vcwf Cable llrspnlet lo Tut. Sis leONDON, June 7 ( Wednesday). Kx- tracts from newspaper comment on tin death of Lord Kitchener follow; The Dnllu S'eu-ti says : "It would be Idle to minimize this verv serious losa. There is nobody In' a w ar prodlg.il of reputations who can quite replace him In the popular estimation as un organizer of victory." The Wulfy C'ftroMii-le sas "The loss Is a loss not only of a treat soldier and a great War iMIntster but of a great personality Tho mud thrown ny attackers fell off Dim easily. His fame will last long after till traduocrs are forgotten."' The ifl .1nlI soys "So e ndu with distressing suddennais ;i career of romantic distinction, which had assumed extraordinary slgnltlcance In tlm estimation of his countrymen. He rendered the nation two conspicuous services In the past twenty-two tnontlui. First, bn rightly anticipated that the war would last three years, when other ex perts were sure It would he over In six months, Second, he called the men of Britain to enlist by the. million, when others were positive It could rot b-j done " The DaHy I'.zprctt says "The loss to the empire, carr.ot be exaggerated. Without hint tho wur would probably havo Issfn !ot months The Mnrnlni) 'list d.-Krlbia thi Ik as "a heavy blo'V to the nation," The fMIJu Tflcoruiift savs: "One of the hcavleil lns?s of the whole war tomes like a crushituf, snse. less blow. The sense of lovs will he sharply renewed on the day, nat yest In sight, when real neerotUtlnns for peace are set afoot, for he w,ia a Is.rn nec tl.i' nr." Numerous tributes bv prominent men to Lord Kitchener were printed in the afternoon papers. Ird Itoselsry said: "We w- d not lament htm to-ilay. tie lived a full life and gained a reputation that no other man in these islands pos. sessed He died hi th" full affection and confidence- of the nation. Ill epitaph -MouM be. 'H dM d't' ' ' The Archbishop of Canterbury said "Ills life was laid down for the cause In whb'h we are all striving to do our part in praver and resolve, so that It may bring alsiut something bitter than we have IihiI I'1 th" past KITCHENER'S DEATH IS DEPLORED HERE I'nirhlftil Calauiil.M Says .Ict-oph II. riioitte, Former Kuvoy to Kiiirlaiid. J' sepli 11 Choate. at one tune Pnlted States .vtnlMssador to einat llrltam, char.ictf rlzed the death of Isird Kitch ener and his staff as "a fri-htful calamity," "I rcgrded lilm as th" greatest soldier of Ureal Hrlt.iln. said Mr Choat e- e. terday "1 think he was in ht right n'ace lit the bead of the llrltls-h War Ortlce I In lleve tills Calamity Wii! stimulate th" Hritisn people to Increased etfort un:. I tbe'.r tln.il trnmipii is wn '."apt. llu liauiit, Hrltlsh naval at tache at New York, said that Kitchener's genius for organization had eclipses! his reputation for generalship In the field. "I knew him," .said Capt. Haunt, "a. a wunderfiil organizer of Hrltlsh armies who could discipline men and put them into the Held Hy some his achievements in this ellrectlon are held to surpass his exploits In the Held " Shipping men spoko of the Irony of fate lii the dror nlng of Uirei Kticnoner, wlio had directed the safe tranportittlnii of hundreds of thousands of soldiers to end from all parts of th" world. ime of lb- exploits of K.lciieiier in this direction in th" pteiyent war wa to con vov HO. nun soldlcree rifely from Panada H.fore that h" had safelv despatched to i'rance Ihe prst Hrltlsh exi'slilonary fori f Td.ootl men without a single accident. The ilistance In that Instance- was short, but lb" need for hurry vvas great, and Kitchener's power of organi zation astonished the French utllcers w ho saw It Plum India, Canada and Australasia hundreds of thousands of troops were transported to Pngland, lo Prance and to Hie Dardatislles, Frederic It. t'oudert spoke of Kitch ener's fatslglltedties-s "I did not know him personally," said Mr. Coudert, "but 1 knew many of his elose colleagues III London and they thought highly of him. He was a wise man and one who foresaw the length of lb,- war. When be took charge of the military forces of Kugland they were small, and iiiidii" criticism has rested Upon Til in. This should have been II tectid ;(t tlms" In chill g" of Ihe army and the nation for Ihe previous llfteen or twentv years "The better llifoitned people realize the marvellous wotk lie did lCligland. with h rnl of irin.niiu men, was unpre pared for war. Ills accoinpllshinent in having eiealed Ihe pleseld lighting fori es was one of the gn alest fe.ils of org iiilzatlon In lilsiorv " The P.arl of Limerick was much In terested In the news of the death of Lord Kitchener "' W ' - "' l-'''1""," , '"'T .." "' f'1 '"'V'1 ",h u" d ,,....,. . T e harl f Lime rl V alilnrf-Aslorla estermi tpiaslly'" he commented "He was a litleinaii. lie rest Ills soul,'' he "turned to the 1 from his tit. st latching trip on the Sound, which he took In th" Atlantic, winner of the Kaiser's cup In th" International Yacht mm eleven years ago and now owned b I.ord l.inierli k'n uni-lti-law, .lames, e' lltad.v. Major-lien, laonard Wood salel "Itoul Kitchener was one of tlm great est soldiers and organlziTH eif his time. The loss of a mail of his lpe and quall licatloiis Ik a great loss to any nation "Ilia le'cord has been marked with a display of Ihe most conspicuous ahlllt In many fields, eniboilylnK not onl mil itary but aelmlnlsliative pioiiienia. "I knew Und Kllchi-ner personally and long have appreciated hia splendid quallllcs." ROOSEVELT LAUDS KITCHENER'S WORK "Oiip of tlio Oroutost. Figures iu the Work of Spread ing Civilization." KKVOLrTIONIZKI) SFDAX Othtkk Hat. June 0. Col. Theodore Itoeisevelt paid hi ah tribute to-day to the labor In behalf of civilisation by Karl Kitchener. Ho Haiti: 'Six years nan t paused through the Sudan nnd was more deeply Impressed than I can welt express, by the extraor dinary benefits secured to tho natives of tho country by Lord Kitcheners con- epiest nnd Ihe administration of himself mid of his lieutenant and successor, lien. Wlngalc. Ho rescued It from a londltloii eif chronic slaughter and rapine tinder which the population had diminished by considerably more than half, and of the younger children more than nlne-tcntlu) died of ellsasu or starvation. 'The result of the conquest was to establish absolute peace and Justice un der tho orderly reign of law. Industry flourished amazingly, slavery and the oppression of weaker tribes were com pletely abolished ; schemls were estab lished everywhere. Tho Sudan entered upon a career of peace, prosperity atid Justice which It had never before Known In Its history a period whledi may Justly be compared to the corresponding rirlod In tha history of the Philippine Islands which, thanks to our taking pos session of them, havu for eighteen years enjoyed a degree of prosperity, progress, mental and physical freedom and gen eral well being such as they had never even approached In ah their previous history ; and such as they could not in the smallest degress have attained save by our aid nnd supervision. "Kitchener and Wlngate did In the Sudan exactly what Admiral Dewey, Uovernor-Onerals Taft, Wright, Smith, Forbes and their astex-lates and (Jens. Wesjd, Hell, Funutoti, Harry and others llkei tliem did for the Philippines. In each case the) gain was ltmneasura,blo for t le natives themselves and was iilso large from tho atandp-ilhl of humanity as a whole. 'Taken as n whole . in has meant moro for humanity t... u nils wotk spreading civilization ui r Uio world's w.Lste paces, and as a whole It lias reflected the lilghost cre-dlt on tl.e vari ous nations cngntiesJ, In tho tak. The death of Leird Kitchener who haa been i.o prominent In this work, lllutraU. ,i striking fnstur n what a lamentablo ard evil th'.iu i", is that these, areal civilized nations should now b" tearing i Jt one another's lives" DISTINGUISHED MEN LOST WITH KITCHENER Sir Hay Donaldson. Kvpert on MiinHioips. and Itriir-iirii. Kllersliaw Anions; Vicfinis. llv the sinking or the cruiser Hamp-.-hire Pngland lost besides Ioid Kitchener a number of distinguished men whose plates will be hard to till. Sir Hav Frederick Donaldson, who was accompanlng Pari Kitchener on the cruiser to ltuivsla. w,is Hie technical ad viser to David Llojd license. Minister of Munitions, and was recently referred to bv D. A. Thomas, tlm Hrltlsh munitions reiircvent.it ho III America, as ""the greatest expert In munitions of t Ilrltlsh P.niDlrc."' lie was the s-m of Sir Sluait Alex ander 1 ot..'ildson. flr.st Premier or .New- South Wales, and w.us born l'i Jul. lSjii. He bes-.une a distinguished ii thorltv em engineering, having been nresldent of tliei Institution of Median! cal Pngltiiers and a member of various engineering societies. He was engaged during Ills life on many big cnglm erlng projects, Including the Winchester Ship Canal. From 1 Sf? to 1303 he was chief ti'echanltil eitflneer of ordnance fac ilities, and them became chief superin tendent of ordnance at the great Wool wich Arsenal During til. war lie rendered gre.it rcrv.cis In the organization .( d teclm'- al side of the munitions problem, and In ei'tober. ISla, entile to this eounir to look over American munition plants. Lieut -Col. Oswald Arthur Fitzgerald, personal military secretary to Pari Kitchener. sln:e his entry Into the army In 1W. was assoclateel mini Hints with Kitchener, lie was assistant mill tarv secretary when Kitchener was com mand! r In chief In India In li'lT-Os. and In 191? was bis st-itf otllcer during Kitchener's mission In Jnpan llefore the war lie w.-ue a military attache In Egypt, a post which he had held since 1912, hut was summoned from It to serve as military secretary to Fail Kitchener Hugh James eVItelrne, who has been III the Ilrltlsh diplomatic service slrce ls9l, was txiro In County Ietrlm in Ireland in lsl From lS.I to 1 xps he was second secretary at thu Hrltlsh F.mbass at Washington. In li"1 be was made councillor at the Petrograd rmhasny. and soon after the war start" I was sent to Sofia, Hrlg.-tlen. Arthur P.llershaw. ho had seen suruie with Karl Kitchener, whs born in Imp.' and entered the army In issi! lie extinguished himself during the lighting on the Indian frontier in 1S97-9!!. During the Hoer war he was badly wounded He was awarded the D. S. O. In the present war. AN ART CONNOISSEUR. Kltediriier'a Interest In Knriitlurc To III by C. J. Heiveen. I'harlc" J. Ptiveen, the art dealei. w no was a friend of Hurl Kitchener ami his adviser in the furnishing of Ida house at Itroonie Park, told yi-sterdii) of the soldier's Interest In art. "Art was a mutter of relaxation wi.li him. and he turned to It to relieve bis liiliul Iroin the strain of his duties," said .Mr Huveeii. I leniemlior the day unit irulg.irla entered the war on the side uf Herman after months of wavering.! Thai evening I whs much surprls. d when I I.onl Kitchener came lo my house II. i looked tired and worn I told hlni of j in surprise al seeing hint on th.s da of i ali dae T ciune here lo ml awa from j all of that," be said. 'Ui won't tail, ulii ill the war.' We went up into tin Ulnar" and I g"t ibnvii some of m ! choicest volumes, fter poking around I among th" books for an hour or more In' went home with a book under hi" arm. "He was a most democratic man and very simple In his tastes. He had a wav of looking a person straight In the eyes and he seemed to look rigid through a person HITXIAI, NOTICES. ' ASK FOR and GET " HORLICK'S THE ORIGINAL MALTED MILK Cheap substltutei cost YOU ttmi prid ROBERTSON, CHIEF OF STAFF, MAY SUCCEED KITCHENER Ts f r II.. i.. sn .. I UIIIM(riiril.Y 111 l lllirr. hi War Office Cabinet lo Pecidc. Sptrlnl Caltle fleipntcA tn Tiir. Six IjONnoN, June 6. There la much spec ulation regarding 1ord Kitchener's suc cessor. It la recognize! that in view of tho demands of tho war tho appoint ment of a new Secretary cannot be long 1 elelsyed, anil It Ih assumed that an audi- I enco which Premier Aitqulth had to-day with tho Klnft wan connected with this question. i During Lord Kllehener'ee Intcndrel visit ' to Itussla Oen. Sir William Hoberlson, Chief of the Imperial fieneral tfiutt would ex eifflclo, have taken charge of the nrtny and the conjecture Is pretty general that ho will succeed Ird Kitch ener aa Secretary for War. The appointment Is, of course, a ques tion for the Cabinet, whose decision will be submitted to tho King for nnnrovat Oen. Robertson was received In nudl-1 ence by King Ueorgc em Katurday and again yesterday to report on the situa tion on tho Ilrltlsh front In Hetglum 1 and Frame. The Parliamentary correspondent of the Dolly .Veil's writes " "Some time ugo the claims of den Hobcrtsbn to the Secretaryship for War , were canvassed and one of tin mem-1 bers of the House of Commons privately made known his readiness, to vacate his seat In favor of (5en. Itobertsem If the latter In th course of e-vents should succeed I.ord Kitchener. Hut great at havo been air Wllllanrn services. It Is ; not hy any means generally felt Hint be would ho the best man to handle the civil side of the duties of Secretary of State for War. "The vacancy tcopens the question, on whloh there long had been n, good deal of feeling, whether th" Secretary for War ought not to be a civilian ap pointment. Just as Mr. Italfour Is the civilian First Ixird of the Admiralty. If this view Is taken the Cabinet claims of various Ministers may be discussed. "and some .ire already speaking of Mr. Lloyd eie-orge In this connection nut the Minister of Munitions ha- his hands full with the Irish question Just now." The Jfornbto 'osf strongly advocates the naming of I.ord Miltier to succeed Iord Kitchener as Secretary fir war. HEGAS' AS STABLE HOY. Itolierlsoii Weill dv lineemeol li Hint ot Hard tVnrU. c.en. Sir William Robertson, present Ch.ef of Stuff, who is expt-cted tn succeed lird Kltchene- as Sicretary of State for War, !s regarded us the most elllclent sol- iller In Oie.it Hrlt.iln Starting life a a stable toy, h" entered the nrmv as a private, and with practically no educa I, on h has worked himself up, passing peers and men who had every advantage educationally, to Ids pres-ent position. He has) ovefsinie practically every ob stacle that a voting mm beginning as In- illil muht expi I to pl.n c.l In front of It ltt He :r "tyel, lit,A Ki'chener and pos sesses some of the characteristics dls- .laed by "K of K. " lie is a tireless woi-Ker. has a mind tint works like 'Iq-htnlng, ipspenses wtih red tape, is a tnajterl.v oru-anlzer and will have none but elliihnt hard workers under htm Like- Kitchener also he i an say "No" to a por or a prime, and If he consldeis a decision necessary he does not hesitate to announce it . Is a strict disci plluanan. and while greatly admired and respected for the honors be has won. be I" at times f I'll reel ny the ollleers. Al the outbreak of the? war there was siarcely a man on th" Oeneral Staff whose nam" could not 1" found In the jieerage been S" of Staff. It Is not so now. and has nolCiuse.l m llo'larii by the death of I Air J since Kobertson became e luef Clr Willi,,, r, llr.lterlsnr, u:, ttorll In Welbourne. I.ineolnsblre, In lt".r He received at" ordinal- school education. did odd Jobs became pantrvmiiu and then footman i" the esiaiiitsiilii'iu ot tabilshmelit of a vv hi hi ! sipnr" .i .' the Job and. walking to th he qult town, eidisted In the ann Then he began 'o study for a promo tion. He worked far Into the night and IihiI sonirbodv rt ad to hltn while at tending to some of Id" dm es. It took tell yen ts for b'oi to pass the necessary evanilna'iotis to .vhlch he obtained a ..n,,,t,,wL,.,i ittin n M till, ne it retiTin . lieutenant In the Third Dragoon e-,iUns. Ills fellow lieutenants were alsut eight I bers of Hie Ilrltlsh Kmb.iss.v staff here years his Junior nft.cl.il eoiiflrm.itl'in came from Sir Pd- Pxcept for the opportunities fo- pro- Wltril iirej. the Itritisli Minister for motion on merit lie had no prospect of foreign Affairs. reaching higher rank than major He' tl Wil recalled at the KmUessy that set out to make himself noticed and he I .r)B .,(,, i:i,.sliaw-, one of the meni dld Four .vears after he had received 1 ,rrs of laud Kitchener's staff wlio tier- hl commission he wa.s assigned, to the intelligence branch of the lju.'irtennas let's Department In lndn. There lie found his opportunit. ltcw irds were olfcred for nfflrers who learned some of the Indian dialects. Stud.ving an Indian dlahct is not stimulating vvoik for the ordinary officer, but It was to Itobertsoti. He set to work offering the native "itiuttshl," or tea, In r. one-quarter of Ids n ward. So he acquued one dialect after another. When the Chitral trouble came ht had plenty of opportunities to dis languish himself In that campaign be was wounded and won the Dlstlnguishi d iiiiiiiiii mi ie i ii i iiiiii ii A Large Bank with the Small Bank's Intimate Personal Service While THE LIBERTY has grown to be a large bank in point of resources (b5,000,000), it has remained comparatively small in the number of its depositors. Its officers have kept and intend to keep in just as close personal touch with its customers as the officers of any small neighborhood or country bank could do. With our enlarged facilities we still have room, without lower ing our standard of personal service, for many more members in our "Family of Depositors." You are urged to investigate THE LIBERTY'S service. Sir William Robertson, Chief of Staff of the British Army, who, it is said, tuny be made War Secretary. Service Order. After that he wan a "marked man," 'in th" staff throughout Hie South African campaign, he won tha pralso eif both Hnberts and Kitchener. He kept up Ills studies, learning French and Ger man and making careful Investigations Into all the scientific military advance ments in Herman'. He watched overy mow in eiermatiy, and for a man who had received no early scientific training I i displayed what almost amounted to genius In understanding Intricate sclen t'tlc problems . in) inventions, Finally 191" he was place) In charge of Ihe .ri"v Sl.iP College and amazed Ida lo ,ii r ,. th its by his knovvledce. ,!:.eitor of tiie mllltnry training il.d as liaarteiinaster-eieneral he hail much to do wuh the preparation of the expeditionary force that went to France at th bei:.ntilng of the war All bran ies uf the army's activities came under Ins dlreitlon. During the retreat from Mons and on the Ypres-Armen- tleres line he never fnlled te. keep bis n en proisTl equlpis-d and v " supplied vvun cioining. He was made Chief of Stuff iti De cember last, having been recalled fremi frame In February an Order 'n Coun cil gave him resmshlllty for the is suance of the orders of the etovernmeiit rc'irdlng m'lltarv operations. Thus laird Kitchener was relieved of a cer tain amount of bis duties, tn Hubert son's hands rested the actual fighting and illsti Ibiitl.ni of fortes. In taking up those neu- duties (ieu, Ifoberisoii qtil.-klv got rid of ornamental t'fflei i s. 11,. stopped Hi" visits of society foil: lo tin- general headquarters In Prance lie has done nni'-li to Increase the efficient' eif th" (ieneral Staft DUTCH PRAISE KITCHENER. eieriiinns In llollnnil TlilnU DUnster Heller Than Teiitnn t'le'teir. S, . '.I' l',fl 10 Itf iif, h tn Till S I.Tll;: im ,lut( t", snisatlon wis Kllc,( , , Thos,. s.v niiiatlililng with th" Miles ev.iress profound regret, and lie,'. ' '"an .-m-ics .-on-ioer in" oeatii ot tn llrlti-h War Secretary as better new j ,mn , Herman wclnry in the Held. , 'n,P injtih newsp.ipeis pa tilbute t ,o,d K-n.heners iii'lltiir.v .ichli-veinenti. I SHOCK TO SPRING-RICE. nrltlsli itilniMsneleir lief Nevisi I " - s.r IIiMvnril tire, Wsiitsc,T,is June Tie nens of t'n .ir i'ii of i.nr,i iMtci). ner came as a I s"... k m - c.l Sprltig.ltlce and mem h,., vvitn him. was In the Pnlted State. . iin.v about two months ago In connection . . . .t . with Ihe tnllltaty supplies for the nus slan eiovernnient. Kitchener Tribute In Movie, A silent tribute was paid to Pari Kitchener last night by a large audlenct 'a' tho l.j.'iiini Theatre, where the flint "How Lou-run! Prepared" .s being c. bibited. When a large picture of the Nrltlsli niilltni organizer was thrown on the s t(.,.n t),,. orchestra struck up "Hod Save the King" and those In the theatre ainse ti i mum ii in tie 1 1 minim ilniinilllliiiniiniiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiumiihoi. LIBERTY NATIONAL BANK in the Equitable Hutlding 120 Broadway, at Cedar St. GERMANS REPULSED IN NIGHT ATTACKS Two Further AsmiuH.s in Vcv. dun Hepjion Followcil lit Day of Caufinn. ft. v.vrx ftnno lioMinci, tpmtit CahU firiinleA In Tttr s t I'Ania, June The day pn . , ,, no Infantry uction on either -nir ,.f t,, Meuse In tho Verdun region. i,n the Germans repented their a'tacK , the Vaux-Damloup froti;, ilrhverihg tM, assaults, both of which wrte te',,i,,j According to unl'iclal rtp. r' fr . the front, the German attacks n , lerday lacked Hie Ititenalty of re,sm saults and French crltlrs epres. , opinion that the Germans, as a ri'ult their heavy losses, are procied.i.g n ,t, cautiously In their efforts turalnst iv,r Vaux while reorganizing tin- forte- ir volved. The French War Office anmur.tes t. nlnht that Chief of Hattallop llaet the defender of Fort Vutlt, bn U, made a commander of tlm re Honor. The olllclal t oiniiiuiiiinK .-.iv.s On our front no-th of Verriu Infantry action w-s reported In n course of the day. However, tin , tlllery lighting contlnuca with n. same violence In t!'" Vaux-Damt . sector Chief of Itattallon Itayial. who i. defending Fort Vaux with tintlrlrk cnerity. haa been made a e jjuiiuii'I. of the Legion of Honor. In the official communique is-'mi . afternoon, tho War Office say that tV Is no chnngc In the s.tuatlon a' For' Vaux. The communique follow On the right han't of the Veue t.. German attucks last nigh agai ist ou positions between Vaux and Dati.'Do resulted In complete failure No rhntiRo has been recorded n th situation at For' Vaux. whlih tl.. enemy la bombanllnB with vl'deii it There has been continued 1 nilttcnt cannonadlttp; o'l tho re'nnlr !' of the front four frenFiFattackf. German my Tlic Brut Poe Hint on Pnmln Itldae. TiERMS't via London, Jure French made four aticcks las! T' t the Fuinln rltlge, nor'ies- 'V Vaux. on th e ast bank of t' Mr:' No success was ga bed bv l'ie e i which resulted In extrenif'y i e r io-- to the attacking troop- The otticlnl statemen 'jssiit-u I n- noon says . On the eastern ban' ot M' U" after rent wet! and ve-v Ve . . amilerv preparation, the positions of our n'ia' Past Prussians on r-umtn rK" - i .,,. ,im,, ..ttauked elur'.ng 'a- .g t ulthnnt th.' slightest sue ess T v UiT..r...t -a,...'l.tllv' heav . t under our combined artilbrv . u t machine gun un.l infantry tire ii'h-r-wise the situation i- unchanged BRITISH YrESCII TAKES (terniiiiis linnele First Line eni llnoue. Where FlEht niitlniii'. ;.c.-ml I'.iMt lc;"e ft Tier st s LoM.os. June il. -Th'- Hermans a.-, penetrated the rint line Hntlh treni'" to.dav, but failed to break the getv line The attack was delivered nort " llooge. The Hrltish olll lal tuun.f." follows ; There wat heavy ilslitiiu this af - noon east of Ypre-s. Shortly a'-, midday the enemy commenced a he.r bombardment of our position alo llooge and some distance nor" t. at the same tlni" bombarded sou Hooge and in the nelgliborliood (' ' Ypres-Conilnes Hallway and Ynres-Comllies Canal , Hetweeti S and t :Srt the etietc t I phMle-d a series of mines at v .ir w ' polirs ou a '.'.loin v irds iron', nor'' Hooge. The mill" explosions mid Ism J ments were followed by tinsu Infantry attain.- i twt, u". Vpres. Comities Canal. Ai a ," meill.itely north of llooge the i penetrated our fionl treie lit - .'' explosion of mines. Tin tl-n ' -Unties In this area ur g.ntr.1 i Is still Intact Attacks made furtliei mrili successful. etn the rctnuiiitlcr id t " i day passed eoiupai itne.v North of Itocllti' ourt w, ".. defensive.' mine whnh din "' ' d image to the eiiein s galltric nlght small bodies of mir ' tered tho German tren. lies " '" polntH near La llolsselle ' llamle respectlvclv t e i ' casualties wire lull ctid e t ' man garrlons In their i t , i the trenches wtre dainiutd iv ' In the Acthllle raid a bonier r k captured sixteen prisom-i- 't'1 to Inflicting other damage Owing to the mainly weather there Is nothing to re r cernlns the air operations . ' Ureeie Make Snletnle'ii ATHENS, "li Piri, June s Wlltt made lit tile ItlitK '1 t,' day to the Ministers of the ernments on account "f th Hon of martial law at Sale iJPl' " p.