Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, October 31, 1916, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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No Other Town in the World the Size of Grants Pass Has a Paper With Pull Leased Wire Telegraph Service.
Silas ChristoffersoQ Killed in
Plunge With Military Trac
tor From Height of 100
Feet at Redwood City
Kdwood Clly, Oil.. OH. 3 1. -Silas
Chrlstulfurson, aviator and proprietor
of an aviation school here, waa kllltnl
at ooon today by fall from a mill
Ury tractor which h wan testing,
lie died at Hedwood City hospital
thirty mlnutea after bin machine had
plunged from a height of 100 feet.
Hla cbt was crushed and one rib
splintered and penetrated the limit.
t'hrlatofferson's school haa been
established here only a few month,
the aviator moving hla fartory equip
nient front Oakland after the local
Oily council voted a $20,000 burJua
to aeonre the aeroplane fartory,
Chrlatofferaon'a death la the aecond
fatality In the hlatory or the aviation
achool. and the aecond within three
da a, aa Henry Anderaon, a wealthy
Nevada rancher, who had Juat been
granted a pllot't license at Dm avia
tion school, died Saturday afternoon
after a fall from plane he waa
Portland. Oct. 31. Hlla Chrialot
ferson, the aviator who was killed
today when his military tractor fell
100 feet at Hod wood City. Cel., la a
Portland man. He began here bh an
automobile mechanic, later handling
the wheel of a racing automobile lu
averal apeedway conteala at the old
Montavllla course.
Ilia Brat noteworthy aeroplane flight
waa made when he aoared from the
roof of the 'Multnomah hotel In a atlff
gale of wind. This feat attracted
nation-wide attention.
lAter lie perfected a flying bout on
the Willamette river, a machlno sim
ilar to the naval hydro-aeroplane of
Ha married Mlaa Emma Reeson, a
Vancouver, Wash., girl, under roman
tic clrcumatances, which Included an
aeroplane honeymoon. Several years
ago lie established the American al
titude record by flying from central
to southern California, crossing the
Thachap4 paaa mountains. For days
lie battled with adverse air enrrenta
ever the high mountains licfore suc
ceeding. Chrlatofferaon la the Inventor of
vera! gasoline engine carburetors
and an Improved motor. At one time
he achieved fame by operating a fly
ing ferry boat at San Francisco.
Berlin, Oct. 81. General Maeken
aen's pursuing forces In bobrudja are
engaged with the Russo-Roumanians
for the first time since the enemy re
treated from the Cornavodu
Constantn railway line, A dispatch
received hero today Bald that the
RoiimnnliitiH liuvo re-formed their
lines and are offering resistance on a
linn about H Ti miles north of the rail
way. Sharp lighting begun Sunday
night, but has not yet assumed the
proportions of a gonornl engagement.
U Is believed here that the enemy Is
uttomptlng a stubborn ronr-guard ac
tion to effect the withdrawal of his
On tho Trnnsylvanlan front the
Konninnluiis have suffered heavily In
it series of cotmter-at lacks boiiIIi of
'Vulknn iiuhh. Only skirmishes nre
jrttported on the northern front,
Long Branca, N. J., Oot. 31. To
drive home the float blow of his cam
paign for re-election, President Wil
son will leave tonight for two days In
New York state. Prom a political
standpoint hla add reus in Huff ulu to
morrow nEictit und In New York city
Thursday promise to be of the high
est Importance.
The "home guards" of Buffalo and
New York have promised unprece
dented receptions at his afternoon
and evening appearances In both
With a personal statement from
j President Wilson, stating that no
postscript to the Lusitania note was
ever written or contemplated, and
that he personally strengthened the
protest, administration officials today
felt the controversy growing out of
the charges of Senator lorige was
definitely closed.
Beneath an exterior of optimism as
to the election outcome, the presi
dent's lieutenants quietly profess
some uneasiness at what they term
unprecedented sums of money dis
pensed by the republicans "to check
the tide to Wilson."
The democrats claim that the re
publicans have thrice aa much money
at their disposal as hie the demo
cratic managers. The no nt to na
tional advertising aa one means their
opponents are using at the last min
ute, "to create false Impressions."
ljuk of funds, say the democrats,
makes It Impossible for them' to rtply,
and 'beY claim to have Ju ihnnt
enough nrncy to "settle the onlnary
runnlng expenses" of the cnmralgn
from bow on.
Mrs. Will Fry and little daughter
returned last night from Bray. Cal., they visited for the past 10
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) AMtftlOW WDUMn ;X : MUNITIONS AMD .S j8 (iNr
ttitts ! m iittn - i mm
Vwmixhful net.. a THE WAR BEGAM
New York, Indiana and Ohio
Are Considered the Pivotal
Ground in Next Tuesday's
Presidential Election
New York. Oct. 31. The battle for
the pivotal atales of New York, In
diana and Ohio Is swinging into its
filial stages today as chairmen of
both parties claim victories In each
for their candidates.
Following a record reception In the
Ohio capital yesterday, Charles E.
Ilughesstarted a two-day campaign
In Indiana, with seven main speeches
scheduled. President Wilson will
leave Shadow Uwn tonight for his
dual drive In the empire state, with
two big speeches scheduled, one In
Buffalo and one In New York city.
Colonel Roosevelt will leaf to
morrow night for his first big drive
In Ohio, with speeches In Cleveland
and Toledo scheduled.
Meantime, verbal bombs exploded
on both sides. The main point In this
wordy battle was Senator Lodge's
charge that a postscript 'had been pro
posed on the "omlt-no-word-or-act"
l.usltanla note, but had been with
drawn because cabinet resignations
had been threatened.
Senator Ixidge brought up rein
forcements on his claim, while George
O. Warren, a republican elector of
New Jersey, claimed Presidential Sec
retary Tumulty had prevented Issu
ance or a postscript. This Tumulty
Which symbol
do ou
J She's responsible
Russians Resume Offensive
in Yolhynia, While the
Teutonic Allies Renew Their
Operations ia Galicia
London. Oct. 31. Heavy fighting
bus broken out along the Russian
front, while bad weather is hindering
operations In the west. The Rus
sians are attacking In strong force in
Volhynia, while the Auslro-tiermans,
reinforced by Turkish detachments,
have taken the offensive in Galicia.
Battles continued throughout yester
day from the region west of the for
tress of Lutsk Into the Carpathian
forests, despite heavy snows. The
ItiiHHlun war office claimed the cap
tn re of Austro-Uerman trenches west
of l.ulik and the repulse of successive
enemy attacks In Ualicla.
The German war office, on the con
trary, reported the fighting on the
Kutzk sector resulted favorably to
the Teutons and announced the cap
ture of Russian positions on the east
bank' of the Narayuvka river in Ga
licia by the Turks.
On the Roumanian front the Rou
manians continue to press their of
fensive In ;the Jlu valley aad have
captured 300 prisoners, it was offi
cially announced at Petrograd. The
German war office claimed the re
pulse of all Roumanian attacks and
announced the capture of 9,992 Rou
manian soldiers and 151 officers n
the Transylvanian-Koumanlan front
in"e October 10.
IMf WAR teOAN. -
- I'lllt-Mii l .! i rliMiliO.
Columbus, Indiana, Oct. 31.
Heckled by a spectator who said he
was "a personal admirer," Governor
Hughes today declared In answer to
a question of whether he would favor
or oppose an embargo against ship
ments of munitiona and of the pas
sage of the McLemore resolution
warning Americans: ,
"1 am In favor of the maintenance
of every right, including the right of
travel and the right of shipments. It
is a very Important right that we
have as a neutral nation and It la
very important at this time, when the
great war is raging, we should vlndi- J
cate neutral rights and maintain the
integrity of International law.
"To my mind, It is a very thought
less policy that would surrender any
of these Important rights because of
any sentimental consideration, when
we have the vast necessity of neutral
commerce and the rights of neutrals
to consider with respect to the future
of the United States."
"We must consider our place aa a
great nation," said Hughes, "devoted
to the interests of peace. When the
crisis arrives, we may ourselves
though heaven forbid be Involved
in difficulties, when these rights will
be of the utmost importance. We
have the right to buy. We must
maintain the right to buy. We have
the need, In the absence of merchant
marine ships, of utilising the facili
ties of travel, and we moat protect
American cltisena ia every right -with
respect U life, property and com
merce as to all nations.
"What we want Is an America
standing for Its own rights, facing
the world, with a sense of justice,
asking naught but that to which she
is entitled, but fearless and cour
ageous. We need an America four-
squared to the world, commending It
self by the firmness and consistency
of Its policies, vindicating the prin
ciples of international law and show
ing itself to all as the champion ot
the rights of neutrality.
"We do not want prosperity for a
few, we do not want to advance for
the benefit of the Industrials here
and there who are specially favored
In talent and opportunity. We want
the man of great talent to have his
chance, but it must be regarded aa
a chance of service. We want the
humblest man in the community to
feel that he has a chance and that his
chance is a chance of service."
Washington, Oct. 31. Mexican
I Ambassador Arredondo today formal
ly denied to Secretary of State Lan-
aing the authenticity of an interview
i attributed to Mexican Commissioner
(Cabrera, given out by the Mexican
news bureaii4here last Saturday.
I. aiming accepted the explanation
of the incident and said he consider
ed It closed.-
Upon instructions from General
CurranzH, Arredondo also told Lan
sing that the Interviews with Car
run ta, General Obregon and Foreign
Secretary AKullnr. appearing in the
Outlook this week, were not given.
The only Interview that the Outlook
secured, Arredondo said, wns one
from General Gonitales. Oonnalos Is
quoted ns saying he would prefer
Hughes for president over Wilson.
What he did say, according to Arre
dondo, was that whoever was elected,
the Mexican government hoped for
more cordial relations with the
Vnlted States. .
Chicago Mrs. 8cott Durand, fam
ous owner of Crabtree stock farm,
pleaded she was In a hurry cam
paigning ft' Hughes when arraigned
for speeding. The Judge was n
ilemocrat and fined her.
Probe Conducted ia Chlcag
ky At&sriiy, cf Federal
Attcray Shows Prices to
Have Followed Flcar
Chicago, Oct. 31. An investiga
tion Into the continued Increase In
foodstuffs, conducted here by orders
of Federal District Attorney Clyoe,
shows the following raise in price ia
various articles in a year:
Canned tomatoes, 6614c per dozen
to $1.25.
Canned cOrn, fancy. 92 He per
doieQ to $1.40.
Canned corn, standard, 75c per
dosen to $1.15. f
Canned string beans, . fancy, 90c
per dosen to $1.40.
Canned string beans, standard, 70c
per dotes to $1.25.
Hand-picked navy beans, 8fte per
quart to 12c and up to 25c
Canned peas, standard, 60c and 75o
per dosen to 95c.
Canned peas, fancy, $1.15 aad
$1.25 per dosen to $1.40 and $1.10. "
Brick cheese, 14Vc per pound to
Colored twin cheese, 15 Ho per
poaad to'lSe. '' '" - .
Domestic Swiss cheese, 23c and 26e
to 37c
Potatoes, 95c per bushel to $1.80.
Flour, $5.90 per barrel to $10.30.
Butter, 28c per pound to 35c and
Kggs, 26c per doien to 34c and up
to 37c. '
C. W. Hakes, buying manager ot
the Randolph Market company, which,
operates several large retail stores,
"Increases are coming so fast that
we can not keep up with them. The
wholesalers ' seem to advance all
prices in company to extreme quota
tions In flour. Wholesalers ar hold
ing back goods for higher prices, and
are getting them." . . -
Most ot the Chicago wholesalers re
fused to be quoted "while the United
States Inquiry Is on. Officials of.
Steel k. Swedell company, however,
attributed the Increase la food prices
to exportatlons to Europe and the hot
weather In July and August and the
early frost, which practically killed
the tomato and potato crops In sev-
' eral states.
"If the real condition in this coun
try were known, a panic would re
sult," said one wholesaler. "At pre
sent there Is no relief In sight"
San Francisco, Oct. 31. The war
may last anywhere from one to ten
years more, In the opinion of John
O. Barry, San Francisco newspaper
man, who returned here today alter
a year's absence la Europe, where
he went as a member ot the Ford
peace party.
"The duration ot the war Is prob
lematical," he said. "The leagued
nations may, by helping each other
out, continue the war indefinite!?,
making It really a war ot exhaus
tion." Recently Barry spent a month la
"In Germany," he said, "Maximil
ian Harden, the great Journalist, de
clares they have created an Imagin
ary monster and called It President
Wilsop. But they are counting on
Wilson to end the war."