Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, September 29, 1916, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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Mexican Rebel Forces Under
Bandit Chief Defeats The
Carranzistas in Hot Battle
Fought Near Cusihuirichic
El Paso, 8ti)t. 29. Tbt Francisco
Villa, had administered severe de
feat to Mexican de facto forces, and
ii ttill la possession of the town of
Ciislhulrlachlo last night, was the re
port received by agents of one of the
United States government depart
ments early today.
from the Mexlcsn manager of an
American-owned mine near Cusihulrt
chic, officers here are In receipt of a
telegram from Madera, Chihuahua,
aaylng he bad fled and was coming
to Juarea on a gasoline velocipede
over the railroad. It Is believed here
If the farran-lstas were victorious
the manager would have returned to
the mine.
El Paso, Soit.2s. .In one of the
bloodiest battles since the Mexican rejj
volution began, a large force of VII-
llsta bandlta engaged Carranilsta'
troops Wedneudsy- at Cualhulrachlc.'i
CO miles west of Chihuahua Clly.'J
Meager details of the battle began to!
aeep across the border today. Car
ranxa officials at Juarea admit that
losses on both aides ran Into the hun
dreds. From reports In Cuslhulrachle,
mining men here today received a
message Indicating that Villa had
captured the town after fierce fighting
In which part of the garrison revolted
and went over to thebandits. It Is
reported that Villa In person led his
army to the attack.
From Carranza authorities at
Juarea few details are available. It
waa stated that up to the present the
only news received was a message
to Chihuahua City from General
Ramos, commanding the " de facto
troops engaged" in the battle! asking
that a hospital train and surgeons be
rushed to his assistance. Ramos him
self waa slightly wounded. To this
request Ramps added the Informa
tion that In the battle with the ban
dits one hundred Vlltlstai were killed,
their leader, General Irlbe, captured,
and that the da facto forces suffered
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New York, Sept. 2. John 1,
Hockefoller, billionaire, lathe way the
oil king could have his cards en
graved today, and everyone In Wall
street would accept It as a fact.
When Standard Oil of-New Jersey
stock hit 667 a share yesterday It
brought the counter value of the
stock of Standard Oil as It existed be
fore the government dissolved It as
a naughty trust, up to $2,014 a share.
This 12,014 represents the added
values of each fraction of stock In
subsidiary concerns to which each
shure of tho old Standard Oil of New
Jersey was entitled.
John D. owns 247.692 shares, with
a par value of 934.769.200. The
value of these holdings at the time
of the dissolution was f 167.194,100.
The value today, with yesterday's
closing quotations as the basis. Is
1498,869.028.44, or nearly half a bil
lion dollars. This, with Rockefel
ler's holdings In various banks, rail
roads, enormous blocks of national,
state and municipal bonds, brings his
total up to the bllllon-dollar mark.
A party consisting of Game Warden
Sam San dry, of Rogue River; T. B.
Daniels, ion Hasklns and Dave Gib
son, of Med ford; Charlie Monaghan,
of Mt Angeles, and Fred Merrill, of
this city, returned recently from a trip
to Squirrel camp. They report game
scarce, although a large number of
bear were seen. Five were found
within a short radius of camp and
one was killed by the party. Sixteen
days were spent ou the trip, pack
horses being used to take In the party
from Gallce.
While on the trip an arrest was
made by Game 'Warden Sandry of
three law violator. It was heard
that a certain party had a doe In
camp, and after deputising Mr. Mer
rill, the1 two men ' visited the camp
and found three does, a fawn and two
bucks In the possession of three men.
The men were taken to Agness and
fined $S5, The men were Shatert and
two by the name of Black, all of
Bend, Oregon.
London, Sept. 29. War Secretary
Moyd-George'i declaration that the
war must be fought to a "knockout,"
made yesterday In an Interview with
the United Press, la Britain's answer
" ! made by the German
1 1 fore the rclchstag yes-
i n afternoon papers as-
gular chance, Lloyd-
ed Hollweg'a speech be
i ide," said the Evening
' srmany made this war,
. I character, and now
o compromising on an
' ullng."
n n chancellor has been
anticipation by the
Interview," said the
tcretary nevor spoke
'y expllcltnoss, or with
ce with the country's
lis Interview. If any
. ' ed that the tables are
!rdod by a contrast of
ti mcntotia utterances,
1 imo day by Lloyd
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Battle For Possession of the
City, Taken From German
Forces by Allies, is Mark-
- ed By Ferocious Fighting
By Henry Wood.
With the French Armies near
Comblea, France, Sept. 29. Horses,
lashed Into a furious gallop by mad
riders, dashing forward over a sunk
en road with huge quantities of am
munition; aeroplanes, soaring above
vulture-like, awaiting the fall ot
Combles; men, sweating, fighting
their way forward over shell-pocketed
roads In terrible shell fire
These were some of the dramatic
scenes that preceded the capture of
the strongly fortified village that had
'blocked the allied advance north of
the Bom me.
The eventual capture of Combles
j became a certainty on Tueaday morn
jlng when French cavalry patrols ad
vancing northeastward and English
cavalry patrols, thrusting south
eastward, met eastward ot Combles.
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fjnry jnut ewropieieiy noircied tne
I village, cutting off the last communi
cations with the German army In the
rear. .
On the same morning I approached
Combles from the west, starting from
Marlcourt, the Junction point from
which the French and English offen
sive was launched July 1, and tra
versing each successive step In the
advance made Id the Intervening
three months toward the attainment
of this first great objective. When
we arrived within less than a mile
and a quarter of Combles the town
Itself was then undergoing the final
bombardment and assault.
Although Combles was a mere vil
lage of 1,500 people, the Germans
had so fortified every house, espe
cially the cellars, where machine runs
were Installed, thai the allies were
forced to employ siege methods. They
completely encircled the town with
their heavy artillery, which generally
closed In with every advance of the
Infantry lines.
From the viewpoint of the enorm
ous quantity of artillery massed
against It. and also from the Incal
culable number of shells rained Into
It, Combles can easily boast ot having
undergone the most terrific siege In
the history of the world.
It was only on reaching the most
advanced artillery lines before
Combles that one could grasp mathe
matically the methodical progress
which had rendered the allies' new
tactics of advancing by heavy artil
lery absolutely Irresistible, though
the final artillery lines before
Combles consisted of comparatively
llKht batteries. These hove been
rushed forward during the night over
ground rendered almost Impassable
by shell shots to everything but foot
soldiers. But while troops were tug
ging guns across the ground, a veri
table army 'of soldiers had sunk a
tortuous winding roadway several
feet below the surface ot the ground,
paving It with bricks from nearby
houses, wrecked by artillery fire. Over
this, when we arrived early the next
morning, munition caissons, screened
from the enemy's observation by the
depth of the roadway, drawn by four,
six and even eight horses, were dash
ing along every moment with an In
credible number of shells necessary
to feed this advanced artillery which
could be reached In no other way.
Back from these advanced linos of
galloping, careening caissons were
thousonds more soldiers, methodical
ly transformlnir what had Wn nn
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Failure of New York Trades
Unions to Quit Work in
Sympathy With the Strik
ing Carmen Upsets Plans
New York, Sept. 29. A new date
for a general strike call to all trades
unions In New York city may be set
today, following the failure of the
nnlcn workers to walk out on Wed
nesday. Monday next Is the date on
which laoor leaders now predict tttat
the long-threatened tie-up will he
There is a possibility, however, that
the meeting on that date, which will
be held In Beethoven hall, wlll be
marked, not by the long exoected
"general suspension of work." but by
the Central Federated union formally
calling off the plan.
"Tne ngbt is still on." labor lead
ers declared today, while admitting
that the unions have stood by their
contracts and tailed to walk out as
Police Commissioner Woods de-
clwred: - .
"As far as we can ascertain. It's
all over. Of course we shall continue
the same vigilance."
Portland, Sept. 29. Reports that
the Chinese pheasant season would
not open In Oregon on October 1 for
30 days, as usual, were denied today
by Carl Shoemaker, the state game
"The season will open as sche
duled." he said. "We hare had tele
grams from all over the northwest.
asking If It had been postponed."
Missoula, Mont., Sept. 29. E. C.
Thomas, chairman of the Sanders
county republican central committee,
died today from wounds inflicted by
Miss Edith Colby, a newspaper woman
ot Thompson Falls.
A 'bullet in the abdomen caused
death. Thomas was shot at Thomp
son Falls yesterday. He was rushed
here for medical attendance, but ex
pired before being able to make a
statement. Miss Colby Is under ar
rest. Ball has been refused.
Ed Donlan, one ot the big repub
lican politicians of Montana, said to
day that, Miss Colby had a heated ar
gument with Thomas on Wednesday.
Several threats were made, he said.
The shooting occurred In front of
Thomas' office. Witnesses declared
not a word was spoken. Miss Colby
walked up to Thomas, three shots
rang out, and Thomas staggered.
Assisted by a friend, he walked Into
his office.
Although mortally hurt, he was
able to walk from the building some
time later and started for Missoula.
Thomas has .been prominent In
Sunders county politics for 15 years.
Miss Colby accepted the editorial
chair of the Independent Enterprise
about two months ago. She was
formerly prominent In Spokane poli
The shooting was the result, It Is
believed, ot a newspaper fight which
has been raging for three months.
J. Manrle, of the paper, held last
night, has been released.
New York, Sept. 29.-Colonel
Roosevelt will appeal for votes for
another man Charles E. Hughes
for the place of president. In a speech
tomorrow at Battle Creek, Mich. He
was ready this afternoon to leave at
five and due at Battle Creek in the
morning. The spectacle of a former
chief executive stumping for a pre
sidential candidate has been witness
ed In recent years only In the 1896
McKlnley campaign, when Harrison
En route Roosevelt will confer with
Ralph D. Cole as to an Itinerary for
further campaigning. Places now
named for this swing Include Indiana-
polls, Cleveland, Columbus, Chicago,
Kansas City, Minneapolis and St
Paul, though the final pro?.an may
eliminate some of them.
Some consideration la also to be
given to a Pacific coast tour.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Japan, at the
present time, is friendly to the United
States, but In the days that follow the
end of the world war will be her
leading commercial competitor, ac
cording to E. H. Gary, chairman ot
the TJ, S. Steel
rived here today en route east from
his trip to Japan and the Philippines.
Upon arrival, Gary went to a hotel
and expects to stay here two days and
then resume his eastern trip.
In response to a question aa to the
probable duration of the war, Gary
"As far as I am personally Inform
ed there is less reason to expect an
early termination of the war than
there was twelve months ago. I, ot
course, like everyone else, hope It
will soon end.'
Gary was asked in regard to the
attitude ot the Japanese toward the
United States.
"During my travels In Japan I did
not observe any manifestation ot anti-
American feeling on the Dart of the
Japanese.. There may be a different
feeling among the members of the so
called war party, but I out-,
ward Indications. I met manv of the
Reading men . and they made every
effort to convince me of the friendly
feeling ot the Japanese toward us.
"Outwardly, Japan bears no indi
cation of the nation being at war. The
Japanese are going along aa If there
waa no war. They have taken ud ex
tensively the manufactures that were
stopped In the belligerent countries
before the beginning of the war.
"Did you know Japan Is the second
largest copper producing country in
the world? In Nagasaki I saw them
building warships, but of course I
do not know for whom they were
building them.
"Japan is busy making clothing
and shoes. She is becoming a great
commercial factor."
Eureka, Cal., Sept 29. Salvors
working on the wreck of the steamer
Bear, ashore near Cape Mendocino,
were unable to board her today. The
sea gave the Bear a terrific pounding
last night. It was calmer this morn
Salem, Sept. 29.- With chief exe
cutives of three northwestern states
In attendance, "Governors' day" at
the Oregon state fair was in full
blast this afternoon. Crowds cheer
ed Governor Lister of Washington,
Governor Alexander of Idaho, , and
Governor Wlthycombe of Oregon. The
three executives visited the exhibits
morning and afternoon.
Republican Nracee Endors
es General Plan ef Shcrt
Working Day, kt Opposes
The Surrender cf Rigits
Blnghampton, N. Y., Sept 29.-
Republican Candidate Hughes de-,
clared himself here today In favor ot
the general principle of the eight-,
hour day." . . ,
Discussing the eight-hour day, law. ,
which Hughes holds was secured by
coercion by the railroad brotherhoods.
he said: '
"I am not opposed to the principle .
of an eight-hour day. .1 favor tho
general principle of aa eight-hour r
day. I should like to see an eight
hour work day. What Is the object
of It? It Is a relief from strain; It la
tlon; R is to give the sense of content-,
ment and reasonableness In life, from
the pressure of overexertion."
rendering "anything we have." f
.... avi. a.4lm j3V.- -m f.--aaisKui ,
sttOacV.: seven.-jreari today when, ;
Charles E. Hughes, "back home," was
stumping through the empire state.
Back in 1909, the same Charles E.
Hughes swung "up ' state" lighting
fiercely for the antt-rac tract htll
as governor of New York. Today,
grayer of beard and scantier of hair,.,
Hughes was fighting his way. across
the state, In the old ramlliar territory .
but this time appealing for votes
to put him in the highest office within
the gift of the people. . , , .
Hughes Is now back In the same ,,
first-class fighting trim, that he was a ,
governor. The husklness of voice and
weariness of gesture that were so
plainly apparent In Pittsburg the day
before yesterday, were gone today. v .
It waa the Issue of American rights ,
which the republican, candidate laid.
most stress on today--thls and the.
moral Issue of whether or not there
should be, according to the republt- '
can beliefs, a surrender to the prln,-,
clple of force, exemplified. In the ad-,,,
ministration's .. enactment , of . the. ,
Adamsqn, eight-hour bill. . In between .
he mixed a sermon on a protective
Washington, Sept. 29. While the
statement of David Lloyd-George, :
British war minister, through the
United Press, aroused great interest
on the part of Secretary 'Lansing and ,
other officials of the state department.
It was today regarded by these offi
cials more in the light of confirming
this government's attitude than
sounding a warning against steps
England believed were under way.
The decision of the administration
not to intervene until it was certain
peace overtures would be acceptable
to both sides was reached aome time
ago. ,
It Is regarded as significant that the
Lloyd-George statement should have
followed closely on the heels of re
ports from England that Germany
might be expected to "set another
peace kite flying" In October.
American officials are therefore in
clined to feel that the statement ot
the war minister was prompted more'
to forestall any possible move that
might result from the expected Ger
man peace feeler than by actual be
lief that, the United States was about
to intervene.