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TO ADVERTISERS. Th Kmit Oregonlao liaii the largest paid rlmilattim of auy par lu OreKMU, east of l'orllaml, and nine iwlie the circulation Id I'endletoD of auj other newspaper. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER VOL. 26 VICTORIA B. C. IS GERMANY SAYS THE BLAME RESTS WITH ENGLAND IN WRECK OF SHIP Expression of Sympathy Is Sent State Depart ment From Berlin-Reiterates the Claim That British Merchantships are Armed and That Search of Vessels is Thus Made Impossible by Submarines. BERLIN, May 10. The German government today cabled the state department at Washington an expression of the deep est sympathy for the loss of Americans who were aboard the Lusitania. The German foreign office reiterated the contention that the responsibility rested with England. Regret was expressed that Americans had relied upon England's promises instead of Ger many's warning. To the note of condolence was added the statement that all British merchant vessels generally were armed and frequently tried to ram submarines. For this reason, it was stated, a search of vessels was impossible and they cannot be treated like ordinary merchantships. WASHINGTON, May 10. Count von Bernstroff held a short conference with Secretary of State Bryan at 11 :30 o'clock this morning. Neither would discuss the subject of the con ference. It is accepted as a fact that the meeting had to do with the sinking of the Lusitania. NEW YORK, May 10. the German reign of terror on the seas had its effect today when the White Star line received 90 cancellations from persons who had booRed passagei on the steamer Cymbric which is scheduled to sail for Liverpool on Friday. This leaves less than 60 passengers booked. The crew numbers 550. WASHINGTON". May 10. One point of the International tangle growing out of the loss of 115 Americans on the Lusitania has been settled. Ger many Is not seeking to provoke troub le with the United Stales. This waa ncrepied when Ambassador Von Bern Hlorff called at the state department and expressed deep regret for the loss of Americans, and cabled dispatches told of the message forwarded from Herlin expressing the regrets of the German government. Germany has not withdrawn her position that the attnek upon ths Lusitania was Justified. Her view Is the vessel was carrying munitions of vnr and subject to a submarine at tack. Cut Germany, through Von Ilernstorff. (ought to show the tor pedoing of the vessel upon which were known to be many Americans, was not planned as an affront to this nation. Officials do not pretend that this has eliminated all difficulties In dealing with the grave problems con cronting the administration. But It Is agreed that the expression of good will has opened the way for a calm deliberation between Washington and Herlin. Expresses Krtrrat. WASHINGTON, May 10. The Ger man Ambassador, Von Bcrnstorff. called at the stale department; Fol- Rev. Tolbert F. Weaver, for the pant two years and a half pastor of the First Christian church of Pendle ton, yesterday announced from the publlt to his congregation his resig nation of the pastorate to take effect August 1. His action was entirely voluntary and much to the regret of the members of the church. Rev, Weaver Intends leaving Pen dleton about July 1 to attend the slate convention of the Christian church at Turner from July t to 1! and will then go on to Ix)S Angeles to be present at the national conven tion which meets from the 18th to J6th. He will attend the San Francis, co and Pan Diego fairs before going on to his old home in Texas to visit for two months. He then Intends do Ing evangelistic work for several months before accepting any call. -rhomb he has received several very complimentary offers during the . vtor Rev. Warner nas announc ed to the church that he will not be ready until January 1 to consider any new appointment. However, when he does accept a call, he expects that his new post wilt be somewnere on the Pacific coast. REV. TOLBERT F. WEAVER OF 1ST CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO RESIGN Rev, Weaver came to Pendleton In DAILY lowing his departure Bryan Issued the following statement "The ambassa-i dor expressed deep regret that the Local. events of the war has led to the loss Hew T. t Weaver of Christian of so many Americans?" church announces resignation. I P. II. 8. track team win eastern Neutrals May Interfere. Oregon meet by one point by taking LONDON, May 10. Discussion of relay, the possibility of neutral governments Summer school for teachers to In acting Jointly In slopping the German conducted In Pendleton, submarine warware was taken up In Milton O.-W. It. & X. dcHt Is rol the house of commons. This action bed. brought from Asqulth the statement Lodges will hold common sen Ices that there was no object in approach- for dead In June. Ing neutral powers regarding the Ger rr.an breach of The Hague conventions unless they were prepared to take ac tlon. I Warning; W Given. LONDON, May 10. The British admiralty warned the Lusitania of the' presence of submarines off the coast of Ireland, Lord of the Armiraltyj Churchill told the house of commons . when questioned. In explaining the; failure of the admiralty to provide the Lusitania with a convoy of destroyers 1 Churchill declared the resources of the admiralty would not permit fur-, mshlng escorts to merchant or passen ger ships. I Every time a man makes a fool of himself by acting contrary to his own Judgment he gets mad. September, 1912, to begin his labors.; At that time he found the church ; heavily burdened with debt and with a dwindling membership. Cndaunted he set to work with energy and the condition of the church today Is the, strongest tribute to his abilities as a builder. Through an aggressive j campaign which he Inaugurated a year ago, a note of $8400 was paid, off and an additional 600 paid on another debt. There have been 136 j additions to the church since his In-( cumbency, new Improvements have been made to the church building and there has been more life and enthu siasm In the congregation than has been evidenced In years. These state-1 ments are tnnde upon the authority of the officers of the church who have been loyal to their pastor and given him every support during his whole administration. So earnest and un-' tiring has he been In his work to build up the church that the congregation feels a great sense of loss In his res ignation. ! When he announced his intention to leave yesterday, several of ti e leading members of the church arose, and spoke In such terms of praise of his work here that the minister wns much moved. EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, MONDAY, MAY 10, 1915. UNDER WILD RUMORS THAT WILSON IS KILLED Baseless Stories Circulated in New York and Washington Hit Cotton Market Heavily. ORIGIN GF TALES UKKKOWN Story That President of the United Stales Had Been Asttasslnnted Brings Hundred!! of Inquiries to White House New Low Figure Is I cached In Stock. NEW YORK. May 10. Wild, base less rumors of an attack on President Wilson, circulated In the stock ex change, caused a new drop In stocks which began falling; when news of the Lusitania disaster arrived. Many stocks sold at a new low figure. Cot ton was hard hit. WASHINGTON. May 10. The White House expressed annoyance at the wild report that the president had been assassinated. Many. quer ies have been received. How and where the report originated Is not known. NEWS SUMMARY Cenorai. Martial law lit proclaimed at Vic toria, B. C, following; night of riot against (jernian-Canadlans. Germany holds tliat England is to Manic for tlie sinking of the Lusi tania. Bead In Lusitania disaster placed at 1119. E STOCK I Captain Says "Fortune of War" - ... i .. l:. . CAPTAIN TURNER Upon landing at Queenstown, Car-j tain Turner of the Lusitania, made the laconic remark: "Well, It Is the fortune of war." Captain Turner remained on the Lusltanla'a bridge until the structure was submerged and then climbed t'.p a ladder, as would a diver from a tank. When he reached the surface he grasped an oar and then a chair. 0 : MARTIAL LAW BECAUSE OF RIOTS 1H11 SENTIMENT AT DANGER POINT Mobs at Victoria Run Amuck and Destroy Considerable Property of German-Canadian Citizens-Militia is Asked for From Vancouver Riots Also Break Out in Liverpool VICTORIA. B. C. May 10. Follow ing a night of rioting martial law pre vails at Victoria .today. The damage done by zealous Britons to the prop erty of German Canadians has been heavy. Simon Leiser, a German naturaliz ed Canadian sustained property dam age estimated at 115,000. The Phoe nix brewery was almost demolished with a loss of thousands of dollars Vancouver was asked to rush militia to help patrol the elty. LIVERPOOL, May 10. Owing to the continued anti-German riots threatening to get beyond control of the authorities, all the saloons were ordered closed at I o'clock this after noon. "Wilful Murder' is Verdict. KINSALE, Ireland, May 10 "Wil ful and wholesale murder" was the verdict returned against the Kaiser and the German government and the officers and crew of the submarine which sank the T.usl'unia following an Inquest into thdilhof five victims imuukih iieie. mt inquest cap tain Turner of the Lusitania, said he had received Information that an at tempt was to be made to sink his ship. Captain Turner denied that the Lus itania carried guns. The captain said he was on the bridge as the ship was approaching the Irish coast. Asked what precautions he took when he learned an attempt was to be made to s nk his ship. Turner said: "We swung out lifeboats as we came within the danger zone. They remained out from the time we passed Fastnet to the time of the accident." Turner said there was not the slightest doubt the Lusitania was tor pedoed. The first torpedo struck the (Continued on page eight) . ' v '-t.r'S it.. i : r ; ;A , . OF TIIF. M'SITANIA. He clung to the chair nearly two horns and finally when the chair turned over he flung up a gold braid ed arm. This was seen by a member of the crew In one of the boats and thus the commander was saved. He was broken down when he landed Fri day night, but after a strong cup cf tea and a short rest he seemed to re cover and appeared to be nearly not-mat. 4 .. A ..- I 1 t j r : J . ' ju -5 w . -.' 1149 DEAD LATEST FIGURES COMPILED SY SHIP COMPANY Of This Number 115 Who Perished Were Americans But 87 Bodies Have Besn so Far Identified. MM VICTIMS ARE BURIED Pathetic Scenes Enacted at Queens town as Huge Funeral Procession Wends Its Way to Burial Ground One Long Grave Contains Unidenti fied Men, Women, Children. QUEENSTOWN. May 10. With all the survivors certainly accounted for, the latest figures furnished by the Cunard company place the total num ber of dead from the Lusitania disas ter at 1149. According to reports 115 of these who perished were Americans. One hundred and fourteen bodies have been recovered. Eighty-seven have been Identified. The number saved Is placed at 767. Of these, 465 are passengers. It is still a matter of speculation whether the Lusitania was struck by two torpedoes or only one was launch ed which caused the boilers of the liner to explode. Captain- Turner said that there was no doubt that at least two had been launched. The biggest funeral In the history of Queenstown was held today. Three processions wended their ways from the temporary morgues to the cemetery. First in the procession came a de tachment of police, then a detach ment of troops Immediately preceding the Horse Lorries, each carrying a casket containing the body of an in nocent victim of the European war. In wagons and carriages following the Lorries were the weaping mourn ers, fr ends and relatives of the dead. Bringing up the rear were the peo ple of Queenstown. The burial services at one long grave was even more sorrowful than at scores of other graves yawning In the beautiful cemetery. In'thls long grave the bodies of 50 unidentified men. women and children were laid at rest. Carried Xo Arms. NEW YORK, May 10. Herman Winter, a Cunard line official, admit ted the Lusitania carried about 4100 cases of cartridges. He Insisted the cartridges could not be regarded as ammunition. "They were for small arms and pasked in separate cases," Winter said. "They certainly do not come under the classification of ammuni tion. The Lusitania also carried 1250 steel chrapnel cases but they wore empty. There were no explosives aboard." Dudley Field Malone, collector of port, reiterated the statement that the Lusitania was not armed. Six Sailors Drowned. CLEVELAND. May 10. Six were drowned when the dredger Junior smashed into the breakwaters and sank. The crew of 11 leaped into the water. Five were rescued. T. R. Case Near Fnd. SYRACUSE. May 10. The defense of Roosevelt was completed at 3 20 p. m. liarnes' attorneys will Immedi ately begin the introduction of testi mony In rebuttal. I.e Frank Rocntcnootl. ATLANTA. Ga., May 10 Judge Hill resentenced Leo Frank to die June 22. WHEAT PRICES DECLINE SWIFTLY UNDER NEWS FROM FIGHTING ZONE CHICAGO, May 10. (Special) Wheat prices have been de- moralized by developments In the war situation with the result that quotations today show a heavy drop since Saturday. May wheat closed today at 1.53 1-4, whereas It was J1.5S Saturday. July rated at SI 26, a drop of five cents, and Sep tember at tl.lt 1-2, a drop of three cents since Saturday. PORTLAND! Ore., May 10 Portland club quotations today are barely at 11.09 1-!, a drop of nine cents since Saturday. Bluestem Is quoted at $1.10. a drop of nine cents since Saturday. i f ZEPPELINS SWOOP DOWN ON BRITISH ISLE NEAR LONDON Southend and Westcliff, 30 Miles From English Capital are Bombarded by Germans-Property Damage is Extensive-One Person Killed Feared That Others are Victims. LONDON, May 10. Southend and Westcliff, 30 miles from London, were raided by Zeppelins and taubes early today. One person is known to have been killed and it is feared that others suffered death also were dropped. The property Mrs. Agness Whitnell was jumped from the upper window bardment. The invaders proceeded as away toward the continent. Nine buildings at Southend forts at the mouth of the Thames opened fire on the aircraft but the latter escaped apparently undamaged. The attack upon the gasworks at Leigh-on-the-sea com pletely failed although a number of bombs were dropped. The awakened inhabitants of the town rushed into the streets partly dressed while others took refuge in the cellars. There was no evidence of a general panic. Troops aided in quieting the fright ened populace. A number of bombs were dropped at Canvoy Island in the Thames where great quantities of high explosives are stored but no damage has been reported. The number of air craft taking part in the raid is uncertain. Some reports declare there were two aeroplanes and three Zeppelins. Flaxman's timber yard, one of the largest on the Thames, was destroyed by fire when a number of bombs were dropped upon it. 18 TILL MIDNIGHT 18 . ROME, May 10. Austria has until midnight to make a satisfactory re- j ply to the demand of territorial con cessions made by Italy In return for ' rnntlmiott niitf-ntltt arvnntinir trt rir. cumstantial reports In government circles. If Austria fails to concede ; everything Italy has demanded, It was reported that negotiations will be i broken off. I IN ! I 4 How Points Were Divided. Pendleton 34. La Grande 33. Baker 31, Wallowa 17, Ontario 11, Athena 4 and Union 1. , Tlie Pendleton Point Winner. Gordon, 9 1-4; Minnis, 5: -Minims 5. Siebert 4 1-4. Curl 4, Latourelle 3 1-4. Boylen 1 1-4. Heed 1 and Osborne 1. With the score standing La Grande S3. Raker 31 and Pendleton 29 when' tile la.t event of the eastern Oregon I Interscrolastle track and field mt arrived, the Temlleton high sohol boys boosted their total score to 34; by winning the relay race, thus cap-j turing the meet by the narrow mar-' gin of one point. It was the greatest) SAFECRACKERS AUSTRIA ill YIELD T DEMANDS LOCAL HI SCHOOL WINS BY 1 $86 FROM MILTON R. R. STATION MILTON. Ore.. May 10. (Special ) j lnew. The robbery discovered Safecrackers blew open the safe atiry this morning h. n the office i. r - r v- a ,..... i .! force went to Work. It.ls nut known tho O.-W. R. & N. depot here last' ,, . . . i how many men were Iroi'lir'tfd In the night and robbed the same of 1 1 con-; jb or ,h , o( ntl(h, tained therein. The work was done , the rubbery occurred hnff Taylor with nitroglycerine and it Is believed has b-en notified of the crime and I the robbers were experts at the bus - daily mm eoitio:i ForwM for Fjwtern (rpgtn by the United Statu Weather Observer at Portland. Showers tonight and Tuc'l y. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER NO. 84D3 from the numerous bombs that damage is extensive. killed at Westcliff when she of her home during the bom far as Ben-Fleet and then sailed were fired and destroyed. The WILHELMII1A IS SUNK 8Y TORPEDO SUBMARINE SUNDERLAND. Scotland, May 1. The steamer Wilhelmina was tor pedoed and sunk by a submarine. Dunkirk Bombarded. PARIS, May 10. It was officially announced that Dunkirk again Is be ing bombarded by heavy German ar tillery today. The extent of the dam age Is not known. Heavy artillery fighting is reported along the tatira battle front. - 1 US1 II flUh seen in tlie history of the as sociation and one that thrilled the spectators. The meet was held at La Granile on Saturday and teams were entered from seven different schools. From the first it was apparent that there was to be the keenest competition between Pendleton, Raker and La Grand, the three larger schools First on was in the lead, then another unl then another and eai'h had it within its power to in the meet by taking the relay. Roth La Grande and H iker enter ed their men in this event with n n f'dence but not so Pcmlli'ti'ii for tw of her sprinter. Peters and How man. were unable to enter tlie meet on account of sickne-w nn'l a third, Rrock, had dropped out of a-hool. (Continued on pane tlvn.) GET W i working on ths cie.