Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, September 27, 1916, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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VOL. VII., No, P.
Xo Other 1 1, rfj in the World the Size of Grants Pass lias a Paper With Pull Leased Wi re Telegraph Service.
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British and French Continue
Their Advance Along the
Western Front, With No
Lull in Continuous Battle
London, Sept. 17. Without a
moment's breathing spell, the allies
are pushing tholr great offensive on
the 8omme front with renewed vigor,
following the capture of Thlepval
and Comblei.
The German war office this after
soon admitted tho loaa of Thlepval
and reported that the British have
puihinl forward on both aides of
Conrcelotte. after sufferlug heavy
loiiies. The Berlin statement report
ed no cessation In tho furious fighting
on the line that once rested on
Combles. The allies continued the
attack last night, but on this sector,
as well as south of the 8omme, all
Anglo-French onslaughts were re
pulsed, the German war office stated.
General . Halg's afternoon report
emphasized the fact that there has
been no lull In the fighting. Ad
vancing nearer to Bapaume, the Brit
ish made progress last night In the
direction of EaucQurt-L'Abbaye, less
than three miles from llapnume. The
British alone took from 3.000 to
4,000 prisoners In Monday and Tues
day's fighting. )
London, Sept. 27. The most suc
cessful blow struck by Anglo-French
troops since tho battle of the Marne
brought the capture of Peronne and
flapaumo appreciably nearer.
It Is possible, English military
critics snld today, that both the
towns, the Immediate objectives of
tho great allied offensive, will fall
within a fortnight. The apparent
ease with which German resistance
collapsed at Thlepval yesterday, fol
lowing the capture of Combles, sur
prised military observers here and
led them to predict quick victories
for tho British and French In the
drives on Peronne and Dapaume.
A large number of German prison
ers have been brought In all along
the Sommn front as the result of yes
terday's successful operation!. At
Combles group after group of Ger
mans was cut off and cornered be
tween British and French detach
ments closing In upon the village.
They fought desperately from under
ground caverns until they were sil
enced by bombing parties.
The final dash Against Combles de
veloped Into somo of the most sav
age fighting of the wholo war. Tho
Germans caught In the southwestern
angle of the village stuck to tholr ma
chine tuna bravely and died at their
posts. The French, advancing through
the cemetery on tho northeast, were
repeatedly counter-attacked by Teu
ton detachments that stormed thotr
lines In the faro of certain death.
Details -of the enpture of Thlepval
ure still lacking,' The Thlepval posi
tion, fortified perhaps more strongly
than any village on the Homme line,
had held up the advance of the Brit
ish left, wing since,' tho opening day
of the allied offensive. It. tumbled
In under one sudden smaBh that sent
tho G'Tinnns rolling upon Grnndle
court. Stanford University, Sept. 27.
'Must working to hnvo something to
do," was I.uther .Tohn Idler's explan
ation of why, with his millions, ho if
running n donkey t'liglno on univer
sity construction. Ho says ho likes
work bettor than leisure, and Is hap
pier Mince ho resumed tho enlllnu l"
followed In i 'her iluyn.
He carries his lunch pall, but comes
to work In an expensive automobile.
Portland, Sept. 27. Warrants for
the arrest of 14 Portland monument
dealers on a charge of forming a
tombstone trust, were Issued today
In the imiuldpnl court. The war
rants wore drawn under the munici
pal anti-trust law of 1007.
K. A. Tlbbetts, granite salesman,
representing the Blair Granite com
pany of Grants Pass la tho complain
ing witness. He alleges the local
monument and atone men combined
to fix prices through a receutly or
ganised body, the Oregon Monument
Manufacturers' association.
Tlbbetts claims the organisation
was formed partially for the purpose
of ruining bis own company.
New York, 8ept. 27. -Railroad
shares were bid up to new high re
cord prices during another million
share day on the New York stock ex
change today, leading the bull mar
ket for the first time since it started
three weeks ago. The million-share
mark was crossed at 12:45.
Pnlon Pacific crowded V. S. Steel
aside and berame the most active
stock on the list, while establishing
a now high at 152Mi. Reading, Erie,
O. A O. also were record-makers,
while many other rails hit the highest
marks they have made in months.
Now York Central sold at 110. South
ern Pacific at 103 and Atchison at
General Electric made a big Jump
of 104 points to 1M4 on reports
of earnings of nearly 50 per rent and
rumors of a proposed melon In a
stock dividend.
Norfolk & Western advanced 3'i
to 31 In the late afternoon. New
York Airbrake was up nearly three
points at 147 tt.
The close was ateady.
joi;h to mkxkx) city
Washington, Sept.' 27. Mexican
Ambassador Arrcdondo is speeding to
Mexico City today to take first hand
to General Carranza a report as to the
progress being made by the American
Mexican commissioners at New Lon
don. He will return in about two
Anthony, N. M., Sept. 27 The dtvl-
slon of 13,000 Pennsylvania guards
men began the third leg of Its hundred-mile
desert hike with 200 men
unable, from exhaustion, to continue
the march today. When the column,
went Into camp last ntght the entire
division waa without food until long
past midnight. The three hundred
supply wruodh accompanying the
marchers had heroine stalled In the
deep aands of the desert. Scouts were
hurriedly sent hack to locate them
and at midnight the supply trains
were drngged Into 'camp by mule
In tho meantime the hungry sol
diers hud bought 'up everything eat
aliln In this adobe hamlet.
The Infimtry covered 15 ltilles over
the desert road yesterday, while the
cavalry niiil artillery detnured, ninK
ing twenty mlloB.
'Jiint before tho stnrt of tho hike
Monday, one colonel equipped his
men with now shoes. iAs a result, the
soldiers Buffered sovcrely from blls
tercd feet and their commander drew
the criticism of General Clements for
his rnrclciMicai.!. ',
WEsnan is
Man Who Nominated Wilson
at St. Louis Convention,
and President s Choice, Is
Beaten hy Marline
Trenton, N. J.. Sept. 27. John W.
Westcott, who nominated President
Wilson at the 8t. Louis convention,
and Is understood to have been the
president'! choice for the democratic
senatorial nominatio n In New Jersey,
has been defeated by Senator James
Martlne,' Incomplete returns Indi
cated today.
With 722 of 1,193 districts heard
from, the vote was Martine, 12,844;
Westcott, 6,897.
Martlne waa strongly supported by
the German-Americans and also .by
the Irish-Americans and labor organ
Westcott Is said to have lost many
labor votes because he prosecuted
many persons arrested during the
Roosevelt, N. J., strike.
Incomplete returns today Indicate
that State Senator Walter E. Edge,
of Atlantic county, won the repub
lican gubernatorial nomination pver
former State Senator Austen Colgate
and George L. Record by a plurality
estimated at from 6,000 to 8,000. It
also appears that former Governor
Franklyn Murphy defeated former
Slate Senator Joseph Frelinghuysen
for the republican nomination for
United States senator by a majority
or about 3.000.
Naval Officer H. Otto Wlthen was
unopposed for the democratic guber
natorial nomination.
The latest returns this afternoon
Indicated that Westcott has been
beaten by from 6,000 to 10,000. re
ceiving about half the vote given Mar
San Francisco. Sept. 27. A year
round racing program for western
states is almost a certainty, accord
ing to James Coffroth, former boxing
promoter, but now conducting racing
at Tla Juana. Coffroth's statement
follows a trip to eastern racing cen
ters to confer with turfmen regard
ing his contemplated circuit, and he
Is here today with even bigger plans
than before.
It Is Coffroth'a Intention to follow
the Tla Juana meeting, starting in
November, with meetings In San
Francisco. Los Angeles and Reno,
with short meetings In the northwest
and In Artsona.
Toward this end, Coffroth Is hero
to organize a body to control ,the
western circuit.
With such a long soason In pr6s-
1 port, Coffroth says the owners of the
j finest stables In America are ready
J to come west. He says a largo nutn
iber of eastern owners will be repre
sented at Tla Juana, regardloss of
I tho success of his larger project.
London, Sept. 27. hi tho two days
i of the great battle on the Somme
front the BrltlHli alone have captured
between three thousand and four
thousand prisoners, General llnlg re
ported this afternoon,
Tho 'British have gained new posl
. Hons on the Sommo front. Patrol de
tachments are In touch with the
IlIG 10
Attempt Will Be Made in the
German Body to Pass Vote
of No Confidence in Tea
ton Chancellor Tomorrow
Berlin, 8ept. 87. The stormiest
session of the relchstag since the be
ginning of the war was foreshadowed
today In discussions In the Berlin
hotels by members who arrived for
the opening session tomorrow.
Dr. Coerting, an Industrial leader,
from Hanover, will move a rote of no
confidence In Chancellor von Beth
mann4iotlweg. Coerting represents
one of the center party groups, wag
ing war on the chancellor.
(A rote of no confidence in the Ger
man reichstag does not carry the sig
nificance attaching to similar action
in most European parliaments, where
such an expression of displeasure Is
followed by the resignation of the
The absence of Dr. Llebknecbt,
radical socialist, arrested several
weeks ago for taking part In a dis
turbance In Berlin, will certainly not
contribute to a calm session, though
Llebknecbt waa probably the relch
stag's most disturbing member.
Other opponents of the govern
ment are ready to furnish attacks
as soon as the bars are let down for
The chancellor will address the
reichstag at 3 p. m., on subjects not
yet revealed. The voting of war cre
dits and Germany's future policy to
wards England will be the chief
topic of the three-weeks' session.
The conservatives are pleased at
the results of the latest Zeppelin
raids and will demand an even more
severe anti-English campaign.
Washington, Sept. 27. Orders
were Issued by the war 'department
today to send to the border Imme
diately the following militia organiza
tions: Battery A, New Hampshire field
artillery; Third Pennsylvania artil
lery; battery C, Xew Jersey artillery;
battery A, District of Columbia artil
lery; first battalion and battery C,
Virginia field artillery; Third New
York artillery; batteries A and B,
Alabama field artillery; first battalion
Georgia artillery; batteries E and F,
Connecticut artillery; Second Georgia
Infantry; Third District of Columbia
infantry; troop A, District of Colum
bia cavalry; batteries A and B, Michi
gan field artillery; first regiment (ex
cept second battalion), Minnesota
field artillery; batteries B and C,
Colorado artillery; company A, Cali
fornia engineers.
Instructions were Issued colncl
dentnlly to General Funston to select
10,000 national guardsmen now on
border duty and send them to their
homes. Tho troops ordered border
wnrd today number about 10,000.
ukgiv mm UN 1IIKK
Austin, Texns, Sept. 27. The 12th
provisional division, comprising 14,
000 national guardsmen, began Its
S5-milo return hike to Snn Antonio
today. They will follow practically
the snmo route traversed In tho hike
here Inst work.
After four days' rest the troops are
In fine condition.
London, Sept. 27. Wholesale de
fections from the Greek army were
reported in Athena dispatches today,
hinting that a declaration of war may
be expected at any time. -
Practically every garrison In old
Greece has joined the revolutionary
movement, said one Athens-dispatch,
and the soldiers are leaving for Sal
onika A large number of naval
officers hare left Pleraeus and the
Greek cruiser Lonchi, reported to be
under control of the rebels, slipped
out of the harbor, bound for either
Crete or Salonlkl.
An Exchange Telegraph dispatch
from Athena, said the cabinet con
ferred at length on the situation
created by former Premier Venlzelos'
departure for Crete and that rumors
spread that the cabinet -will resign.
Washington, Sept. 27. General
Funston'a official version of the fight-
, lng between American soldiers and
jCarranzlstas at El Valle Friday
blames the American soldiers of
I whom one was killed and another
i slightly injured for the trouble.
Funston'a report reached the war de
partment today.
Funston based his report on a dis
patch from General Pershlnj. Sev
eral American cavalrymen from
Pershing's column, the report said,
ran the guard at the El Valle camp,
went Into the town and engaged In a
saloon row with Carranzlsta soldiers.
One Carranzlsta officer was killed and
one soldier wounded. One American
was killed and one slightly wounded.
"The matter Is looked upon by Car
ranza officials as simply a drunken
row," Pershing concluded.
Paris, Sept. 27. Rolled back by
the tremendous allies' blow yesterday,
the Germans made no attempt to re
capture positions taken by the French
north of the Somme last night. It was
officially announced today. The
French spent the night organizing
their new positions. South of the
Somme a brilliant attack enabled the
French to carry a strongly defended
wood forming a salient east of Ver
mandovlllers. Lieut. Nungesser, French flyer,
brought down two German planes on
the Somme front yesterday and also
shot down a captive balloon. Nun
gesser now has destroyed seventeen
enemy aeroplanes.
London, Sept. 27. The Cunard
liner Carpathla, after putting to sea
from Liverpool, has returned to her
dock for examination and repairs,
said a Lloyd's Liverpool despatch to
day. The London cable gave no hint of
the nature of the accident that caused
the liner to put back. The Carpathla
was the first liner to reach the scene
of the Titanic disaster and. brought to
New York many of the Tltanlc's sur
vivors. She displaces 13,603 tons,
Is 640 feet long and Is registered at
Xew York, Sept, 27. Tho Car
pntlila damaged one of her propellers
as she wrr backing out of the dock at
Liverpool and was compelled to put
back, said a cable messngo to tue
New York offices of the Cunard line
Few Men Respond to Call
for. General Walkout h
New York m Sycpithj
Tractica Ecployes
New York, Sept 27. Labor unions
in New York were today standing by
contract! they, have with employers
and there waa little response to the
call for a general walkout In sym
pathy with the striking employes of
the traction lines.
Police reports up to 1 a. m. ac
counted for only one local, connected
with the painters' union, going; out
as an actual step la the sympathetic
movement Probably 200,000 union,
workers remained "away from work
today, but a majority of them would
not have reported had there been no
strike call, being Jewish and ob
serving the annual holiday of their
faith.; ,. H, . :
The longshoremen, stevedores and. .
other workers who were expected to
be among the first to respond, re
ported as usual today. . ' '
' All ' Indications were that unions
having contracts were showing Util
sympathy In favor ef strike .
The labor leaders expressed them
selves as entirely, satisfied with the
situation today, but would make no
estimate of the number on strike
or about to strike. - V
Berlin, Sept. 27-r-The British havo
gained ground on both sides of Cour-
celctte village after being repulsed
with heavy losses In their early at- '
tacks, it was officially announced this
afternoon. Other British attacks
farther east and Anglo-French at- ,.
tacks at LesBouefs and southward
from Morval to Bouchavesnes, were
The war office admitted the loss
of Thtepval to the British.
New York, Sept. 27. Thirteen
men and two women were Indicted hy
the grand Jury tor strike violence to-N
day under a state law which provides '
a maximum penalty of twenty years .
imprisonment on conviction.
The indicted persons, strikers and
sympathizers, who are charged with
assaulting policemen and elevated
guards, will be arraigned tomorrow
before Justice Wardshams In general
Canton, Ohio, Sept. 27. Here la
McKlnley's old home, Nominee
Hughes today closed his Ohio cam
paign trip, speaking to a crowd of
more than a thousand people on the
tariff and war prosperity. He called
the theory of a tariff "plain common
sense." ' :
"We are going to have In the very
near future, as soon ns the war stops,
very. serious conditions In this coun
try, which will call for the most saga
cious action in order to protect Amer
ican labor and American enterprise,"
Hughes asserted.