Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, September 24, 1916, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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VOL. VII., No. fl.
So Other Town in tho World the Size of Grants Pass Has a Pafcer With Full Leased Wi re Telegraph Service.
Head Officials of the South
ern Pacific Railroad Take
Trip Over the C. & 0. C.
lice to Waters Creek
President Wm. Stiroule nd Gen
eral Manager W. R. 8cott. chief offi
cials of the Southern Pacific system,
wore the guests of Grants Pass clti
sens (or tew hours Saturday, The
gentlemen were rot urn Inn south-
ward from Salem and Portland,
where they had been attending the
Investigation conducted by the state
public utilities commission, and stop
ped In thin city upon Invitation from
the Commercial club, They had first
been Invited to be In Grant Paul
during the progress of the county
fair, but were unable to come at that
time. They came by their own ape
rial train, arriving at about 10:30
o'clock, and were met upon their ar
rival by a number of citizens. The
party then boarded the C, ft O. C.
train, which waa standjng at the
waiting ttntion, and went out to the
augnr. factory, which waa iuapected
'under the pilotage of Manager Alex
Nlbloy. Then tho train waa run out
to the Waters Creek terminal, re
turning to Grants Ta at 1:30. The
guest were then tendered a lunch
eon at the club house on Washington
boulovard by the C. ft O. C. official,
h number of local men also being
preterit. Tluiy departed for San
Francisco at J: 40 o'clock.
The visitors were highly Interested
In the evidences of development which
they found In the Oranta Pass' dis
trict, and were most complimentary
regarding the railroad from Grants
rats to Waters Crook, both as to Its
physical excellence and the amount
of traffic which waa comlngto It.
At Watera Creek President Sproule
Inspected the ore In bins, and asked
many questions concerning the mines
at Takllma and at other points In
the Illlnola valley, Numerous ore
and lumber hauling wagons and
trucks were unloading at the time,
while the aiding held a number of
carloads of ore, lumber and wood
ready to hnul to the city and to trans
( fer to the Southern Pacltlc tracks for
a much longor haul. As a feeder
the now rood Is adding much revenue
to tho coffers of the Southern Pacific.
During tho ride In from Waters
Creek President Sproule talked most
InJerestluKly of the recent hearing
conducted by tho stato commission
concerning tho car shortage In Ore-
: Ron. For a week the shippers and
the rallroud officials had been lvlng
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London, Sept. 23.Tho British
drove forward along tho highway
leading to Dnpnumo Inst night, Gch
rnl Halg reported today. Kust of
Courcoletto a strongly fortified sys
tem of German trenches whs cap
tured on n lmlf inllo front. Tho now.
4 ly cnpttired positions nro linked with
those captured between Flora and
Martlnpulch In the previous nllifn
, ssault. '
In tho two nights' fighting, thn
HrltlHli lino wns pushed forward on
a front of n mllo and a hnlf In tho
dlrortlon of Ilapaunio, Tho aermnns
emerged from their trenches near
Thlnpvol nnd mnde vlolont attack
west of Mouqnet farm. They were
driven back with heavy losses,
Labor Fedtratlon Hsad Inttr.
tittd In Railroad TroubUt.
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Washington, Sent. S3. The New
York street car strikers and the Sou,
000 who will go out. In sympathy next
Wednesday will stay out all winter, It
that Is found necessary to win their
fight tor right to organise, according
to Samuel Qompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor.
Gompers was In Washington after
several days' conference In New York.
Gompers declared today that or
ganised labor throughout the nation
has recognized In the New York sltu
stlou one of the most vital turning
points In the history of unionism., He
said organized labor has therefore
accepted J ho challenge and will back
the New York workers to the. last
limits of Its moral, physical and fin
ancial power, '
"The Now York street car fight Is a
fight for union recognition and the
right of workers to organize," said
Gompers today. "I am with these
men, body and soul. Every union man
In the United States la with thorn. We
will all stand behind them In their
fight for personal freedom in anything
thoy do Inside the law.
"It Is the same old principle. Capi
tal Is highly organized. Labor wants
to organize, but capital will not let
tho men do It. This Is a great oppor
tunity to prove that labor has equal
rights with capital and is powerful
enough to assert them."
London, Sept. 23. Tho Maine elec
tion hns made Hughes a slight favor
lto over WilBon In speculating by
Kngllsh Insurance brokers, tho Times
said today. v
Before tho elortlon wagors on
Hughes wore mndo at odds of ono to
threo. Now Hughes Is a favorite over
Wilson at odds of 55 to 45,
Calgary, Alberto, Sept. 23. Four
hundred equare miles of tluiber In tho
Poano river country of northern Al
berta nro burning today. Large trnctB
In the niueherry mountains wot of
the Spirit river dlBtrlct havo been
cleared by flrn, Wild animals are
acnmnnrlng to rnf'My Imforo tho ilres,
n blnck do : d settles over tho on
tlro distrlctr' , '
Jury Finds Warren X
lings Guilty of First Degree
Murder for the Prepared
ness Parade Horror b July
San Francisco, Sept. 23. -Warren
K. Billings was found guilty late this
afternoon of murder in the first de
gree In connection with the prepared
ness day parade outrage at Stewart
and Market streets July 22, when ten
persona were killed and bait a hun
dred wounded.
The verdict was returned at 2;S0
o'clock, In the court of Superior
Judge Dunne.
Thomas Mooney and his wife, Rena
Mooney; Isrsel Weinberg and Edward
Nolan, charged with murder In con
nection with the same crime, are yet
to be tried.
The clemency of the court was rec
ommended, which means life im
prisonment. s
The verdict was a great surprise to
the court attaches, who figured on
Billings' acquittal because of his
strongly supported alibi.
As soon as the verdict was read,
radicals and others who have sym
pathized with BUlings crowded
around Mm, shaking his hands and
patting him on the back.
.Attorney McNutt, chief defense
counsel, says Billings Is the victim
of a frame-up. ,
As yet Judge Dunne has not an
nounced the time he will Impose Bil
lings' sentence. It Is generally be
lieved that he will follow the recom
mendation of the Jurors and impose
life Imprisonment, owing to the cir
cumstantial evidence upon which the
entire case was Wed. . '
Petrograd. Sept. 23. A Russian
torpedo boat sank three ' Turkish
ships and several sailing vessels load
ed with coal at the port of Eregll,
128 miles east of Constantinople, It
was officially announced today.
Paris, Sept. 22. French aviators
took part In fifty-six air ibattles yes
terday, bringing down ten enemy fly
ers, it was officially announced today.
;On perhaps no other day of the war
has there been such great aerial
Sergeant . Baron dropped three
shells on the military works at Lud
wlgBchnfen and three others on the
munition works at Mannheim, causing
a bad 'tiro.
On the Somme front, French pat
rols whloh reached the southern edge
of tho town ot Combles In yesterday's
fighting, found numerous German
corpses and took fifteen prisoners.
The Germans defended thoraselvea
desperately In strongly fortified
houses on the outskirts ot the town
nnd from strong underground de
fenses. There was lively cannonading on
the Somme front Inst night, but south
of tho river there wero no Infantry
activities. '
Tho Hague, Sept." 23, Tho Ger
mans have captured tho Dutch steam
er Prlns Hendrlk, bound from Lon
don to Flushing, nnd hnve taken her
Into ZeebriiBSO with hnr 80 passengers.
Metropolis Apprehensive As
. Date Nears When Walk
out Becccies Effective, and
Industry May Be Stalled
New York, Sept. 21. New York
awaited with apprehension today
the next turn In the labor war which
threatens on next Wednesday, when
the order for general "suspension of
work." becomes effective to make the
largest city of the world a city of
dead Industries.
Developments of the last 24 hours
have injected much bitterness Into
the labor situation, developing the
strike of surface, subway and elevated
car men. The general strike order,
as Interpreted by union leaders today,
la merely notice to the employers that
union men will not ride to work on
cars ran by strikebreakers and guard
ed by the police; ut. they assert. Its
effect will be a complete tie-up of. in
dustry In the. greater city, through
refusal to work of nearly 800,000
union members.
President Shontz of the Inter
borough, storm center In the labor
flKht. ..nnoon'ed t.ay hat the policy
of t:c company to d'sl with Indivi
dual -mpliyes snd nit 'th unions
r nnlou;H i la not '."en al
tered. "We are fully prepared for any
emergency." he said. "Our policy
will not, be changed. Tbeonly ques
tion at issue is whether the Individ
ual is to be protected In his constitu
tional right to work under conditions
satisfactory to himself Individually."
Many unions will have to vote au
thorization of the strike, leaders ad
mitted today, as not all leaders were
delegated power to order a walkout,
'ihls balloting will begin today.
Shontz was under fire today tor
iccommendatlons which he made in
a c'.-cular addressed. to the district and t tnr.iinal members
of the ?,rtnd .ir-ry, iti."iig that the
grand Jury, which Is understood to
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New London, Conn., Sept. 23. Car
ranza's apparent failure to direct an
effective pursuit of the Villista forces
that attacked Chihuahua City may
radically affect the tentative plans ot
the Mexican-American peace confer
ence tor a border patrol. The com
missioners had practically completed
their work on a plan for border pa
trol when the Vllllstas struck. It
called for co-operation by Mexican
troops with General Pershing's forces
in patrolling the border and was
about ready for submission o Wash
ington and Mexico City.
The Villa raid Itself did not alter
the plans ot the conference, stnee the
Vllllstas were beaten off with heavy
losses, according to Carranzlsta re
ports. But the American commission
ers did not believe that General Tre
vlno, the Carranza commander at
Chihuahua City, would start Immedi
ately In vigorous pursuit of Villa
forces and disperse tho bandits.
There has been no Indication that
this has been done. Treylno's failure
to take the aggressive against the
bandits has again raised tho question
ns to whether Csrranza la ablo to or
nnl an effe' tlve patrol to Ruppress
banditry, despite his promises.
Th" whole matter will be threshed
out when General Bliss returns from
WBBh'nRton next week.
Hd of National Aotiv
Guard Sorvico Auxiliary.
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. Salem, Sept. 23. Prison guards to
day shot and killed Earl G. Love, a
convict, as ne attempted to escape.
Love was being taken with other
prisoners in an auto truck from the
Oregon penitentiary to work in the
flax fields. Near a bridge over Pud
ding river he jumped from the ma
chine and ran. The guards were
close behind In another motor. They
opened fire. . Two bullets crashed
through the fugitive's body. He died
a few mjnutes later. -
Leland T. Murphy and P. G. Heath
were said to be the marksmen who
fatally wounded Love. ' He was hit
while scrambling over a fence.
Love was serving from three to
twenty years for assault on a girl,
having been committed from Mal
heur county.
Prison officials declared Love tried
to escape whjle In the county Jail at
Vale, Ore., by throwing red pepper
In his keeper's eyes. He was also ac
cused of being ringleader in a recent
plot whereby the whole flax gang of
the Oregon penitentiary was to get
away. When that conspiracy was dis
covered. Love was searched and a
dagger found In his possession. It
was alleged he intended to stab . a
chauffeur of the prison motor truck
Just as It reached the crest of a hill
and make a break tor liberty while
the machine ran away .down grade.
New York, Sept. 23. The British
government, through J. P. Morgan ft
Company, its purchasing agent here,
today contracted with American cop
per producers for 200,000 long tons,
or 448,000,000 pounds, of copper, at
a prlco sltghtly'lower than 21 cents
a pound. The purchase, Involving a
total of more than' 125. 000,000, Is
the largest single transaction In the
history of the American copper In
dustry. ' ' , 1
. As the United States mines pro
duced about 1,600,000.000 pounds of
refined copper In 1915, tho British
purchase represents about one-fourth
of a year's output. Delivery Is called
for In about equal amounts over the
first six months ot next year.
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One Giant Air Craft Is De
stroyed, According to tie
OSrial Report, Tti
Many Bcsis Are Drcppsi
London, Sept 23. It Is officially -
announced that one Zeppelin engaged '
(n the raid over the west coast tonight
waa destroyed, and It Is reported tost
a second one was brought down
General French announced early la
the evening that ft raid was In pro
gress along the vest coast, with the
air fleet approaching London when
the official announcement was Is
sued. The Zeppelins were dropping
many bombs. ;
Juarez, Met, via El Paso, Sept. 23.
The Carranzlsta garrison here la
being heavily reinforced today. Three
train loads of cavalry from Chihuahua
City and points south detrained and.
went Into camp this .morning..' These'
additions to the forces already here .
are believed to have been prompted
by the threat of Villa thai he "would
drive the Carranzistas now at Juare
into the Rio Grande river." ; . ;
Rumors of an Impending attack
swept over Juarez last night, follow
Ing the discovery that a bridge six
miles south of here on the Mexican
Central railway was blown up Thurs
day by a small party of bandits.
According to arrivals from the
south, Villa forces are now encamped
only 22 miles outside of Chihuahua
City, where they have been since they
left the city after their attack Sat
urday. .
Passenger service between Juares
and Chihuahua City -which was dis
continued yesterday by order of the
Carranza military authorities here.
had not been resumed early today.
Authorities refused to explain , why
the order was issued, declaring It
came from Carranza.
Gonzales, Carranza commander
here, has posted a decree that any
civilian found with arms or ammunl
tlpnvon his person or in his home,
wiil be summarily executed withont
the formality of a trial. This action
was taken for the purpose of prevent
ing sniping by sympathizers In ease
of an attack, as was done at Chi
huahua In last Saturday's attack.
Chicago, Sept. 23. Exclusive moT
Ing picture rights for the world's
series have been granted to the Sellg
Polyscope company, according to
statement made today by W. N. Sellg,
president of the company, upon re
ceipt of a telegram from Garry Herr
mann, chairman of the National Base
ball commission, announcing that
Sellg was the successful bidder.
A consideration , approximating
325,000 was Included In the success
ful bid for the exclusive rights for
filming the big series.
Pictures will be taken of every Im
portant play in each of the games
that will decide the world's champion
ship. -
Asbury Park, N. J., Sept. 23.
President Wilson has accepted Invita
tions to speak at Omaha, Neb., on
October 6 and at Indianapolis on
October 12.