Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, November 22, 1916, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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VOL. VnH No. ST.
No Other Town in the World the Size of Grants Pass Has a Paper With Full Ieased tWuv Telegraph Service.
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Forcer White Star Lfcer.the
Biggest Yessel ASszt, b
Ecslich Hsspitil Senrke,
Destroyed b Zea Chisel
New York, Nov. 22. tacking auy"
advices, official of tb Whit Star
lo here were today practically ear
Uln that th hospital ship Britannic,
sunk by a torpedo or a niln In the
Aegean sea, waa the Britannic of
their line the biggest BrltUh pas
aenger ship afloat. .
They feased their belief on two
giolnts: Pint, tbat the liner Britannic,
completed only last year, had Imme
diately been requisitioned by thai
Brltlah admiralty (or aervlce; and.
secund, that the only other Britannic j
of BrltUh registry Hated In Lloyd's
waa a rettel of a mere 418 tone, too
amall to accommodate the 1,178 per-J
on accounted for In the admiralty's
Hat of dead, wounded and rescued, j
The Britannic never haa engaged
In trans-Allantla aervlce, not having
been completed at the outbreak of
the war. She waa turned over to the
British government and fitted out as
a hospital ship, wjt o.ts fy 8.600
men. She carried usually, In addition
to patlenta, 100 nursea and orderlies
and 100 surgeons, besides her crew
of about BOO men, the Una offices
The Britannia as a hospital ship
vm operated solely by officers of the
White Star line. At the local office
It wa stated the ship was strictly a
The ship waa withdrawn from gov
ernment service, according to reports
to the New Tork office, and taken to
a shipbuilding yad, about a month
ago. to have her pasaenger accom
modations rebuilt. They expected
her to be placed In trebs-Atlantle
aervlce within a short time. Nothing
haa been heard of the ahlp alnce
word was received that she was to
toe rebuilt.
The Britannic was the largest Brlt
Uh ship afloat and was second only
to the Va,terland. the hug .German
passenger s vessel, In ' tcmaagei She
displaced ,48,158 tops. Bhe waa pro
pelled by three screws. '
The tt channel, where the admir
alty states the great ahlp waa loat, U
a blt,of water between the mainland
of Greece and the Island pf Zea. from
this, (t U aata to assume that the
Britannic waa brlpglng back wound
ad (ram Salonlkl. the channel being
one of the inpst direct routes of the
allies In this section. " ' "
London. Nov., St. The British
hospital shfp Britannic (probably the
White Ptar liner of that name,' arid
the biggest ship afloat) waa sunk In
the Zeg channel of the Aegean sea
The admiralty announced today
that of thot aboard about 59 .were
loat, 18 were Injured, ' and . U00
aaved, ''
The announcement declared the
vessel had been sunk by limine or
torpedo,". ' . s'v . .
New York, Nov. 22,-At th offloes
of th Ocean Steamship company, the
White Star line, It'tu stated that
the Britannia never haa been armed.
The Irst hows th steamship com
imnyhad.of the lp of ,t!to ship was
tlirqiigh th United Press dlrfpatches
from London, .'
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Portland, Nov.y 22. Llmburgor
tthoe'se Is. Manor than usual,. It went
tip four cents onihe Tortlnnd market
today, ' f'' ' ' ' " 'V
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Santa Kosa, Cel., Nov. 22. Two
oblldren, th sons of Clyde LeBaron,
wealthy dairyman, and a Mrs. Nash,
who was caring tor them, were
burned to death during the night
at Valley ford, 18 miles west of here,
when the LeBaron homestead waa
partially destroyed toy flames. Word
of the tragedy reached here today.
The dead children ae. Clyde Le
Baron, aged two years, and hla year
old brother, Robert Palmer Le
Baron. Their father la one of the
heir of the rich M. J. LeBaron
estate. .Mrs. Nash, S5 year old,
whose bom waa at Saxon, Idaho, was
caring for th children when the fire
started. '
Clyde LeBaron, his wife, Mrs. Hur
ley, who Is Mrs. Nash's daughter, and
Mrs. Albert McOowan. who had ben
ataylng at the LeBaron home, went
to a dance and charivari last night,
which welcomed home Walter
'Mooder, the Valley Ford station
agent and bis bride. Mrs. Nash put
the children to bed In her own bed
room and herself retired early.
At midnight a coal oil lamp stsnd-i
tag near her bed exploded and set
the bed clothing aflame. Mrs. Nash
seised th yoingcr child and attempt
ed to flee down the staircase, hut the
fire spread too rapidly and ahe fell
exhausted at the head of th atair.
She and the child were both burned
to bits.
Portland, Nor. 22. What may
prove to be a baffling murder mys
tery came to light today, after hav
ing been kept secret by th police
since Sunday. '
H,enry Johftaon, clerk, la miss
ing. Entering hla hotel room, police
found the wall spattered with blood,
the bed mattress streaked with crim
son stains, bloody rags scattered
about, furniture upsst end 'a half
empty bottl of alcohol on th floor.-
Welpo Jakel,' Johnson's ' room
mate, was packing hia grip when the
detective arrived. Ha declared
Johnson had been attacked by two
strangers, terribly beaten and taken
away by them, Jakel was h,eld hree
days for Interrogation and then re
leased, ( ' '
A thorough search tor Johnson Is
stilt In progress, but no trace of him
has been found. Jakel wa unable
to furnish an accurate description of
th assallanU.' It Is feared Johnson
may have been taken to aora deso
late spot In an antqmpbll apd left
here to die eone.
Portland. Nov. 82. Thirty-eight
Industrial Workera-of th World were
arrested' today "aa they climbed from
a freight train on which they had
ridden Into Portland from 8eattle.
Detectives learned there were 75
Mfttp In Yencopver, Wash., waiting to
cross th Columbia river Into Orcgdn
In small squads. Between 6Q0 arid
800 ar reported en route here from
Puget Sound point. ' ? ' .
Aliium AT (ttLVrXKlN
Qalveston, Nov; t2. Th American
steamer Ausabls arrived her tlfla
teinopri fvoitt Buenns Ayrcs with
180,0()0 bushols pf Argentine wheat
i hoard. Captain Knlpnnrs reported
svral other steamers there loading
.'h'ts. r Awcrlc&n povts,' . ! '
PflBTUiiD m
Aged felcr Pases Away
After Reipcf 68 Years,
ad b Succeeded by Ycrj
Archide aNeiicasEeei
London, Nov. 22. Eye of Europe
were today turned on the Archduke
Charles Francis Joseph, now to toe
emperor of Austria-Hungary. Al
though Vienna has so far withheld
official court confirmation of th
death of the aged Emperor FrancU
Joseph, his demise haa been confirm
ed in special dispatches from vari
ous sources.
The new ruler of the nation whose
demands on Serbia precipitated the
great world war la 29 year of age,
and Is now supposed to he at the
front In command of Austrian troops
operating In the Carpathians against
the Roumanians. Undoubtedly he al
ready haa been aummoned to Vienna.
With th prospect that th new
sovereign may have an Important
bearing on the future of th war, his
character and "disposition have been
the subject of deep study by all
Democratically Inclined, very little
was known of him up to the time
that an assassin's bullet murdered
the Archduke Francla Ferdinand, the
heir. In Sarajevo? June 28, 1(14.
The man who will now become
Austria's ruler Is known to have had
a good military education and has
achieved some success as a military
leader In the great war. He haa lack
ed any training whatever in state
craft or diplomaoy. Moreover, he as
sumes th throne at a time when the
strongest of men would hare a task
Id tnaln tslnlnthe empire of 'AiUtrla
Jiupgery' iniUot api strong. V Hun
gary baa grown restive under the
Hanahg rjile.4, jjftgf Jeadere of
men nave recently appeared there.
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Some. Nov. 29. Departure of the
diplomatic re,pref)nUtty of ai the
oen.tra.i qowera from : Athenav kmld
dem9ns,tratlons was reoorted a
wireless dispatch received rrop .the
dreek 'cai'iiuti today. .They leftn re
sponse to the virtual ultimatum
served on the Greek government by
Vce-Ad mrat" Dii-Foutnst. .repreeent
tng th allies, lie alleged the minis
ters were giving Infqrmetlort to Ger
man submarines and were at the head
of espionage bureaus. . v
Washington, Nov. 22. Sesttle,
Wash., has been selected as the site
for the new mining experiment sta
tion In th Paclflo northwest and, un
der th Jurlsdlctlpn of the bureau of
mines. Secretary of the Interior Lane
announced today.' Twenty-fly thous
and dollars was appropriated .by con
gress tqr establishment of the sta
tion. -j.;--.vJ A: -:TV'
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Durant, Okla., Nov. 22.The ,,",
at Boswoll, 20 miles east of here on
the Frisco railway,, was robbed by
three masked ' men Shortly before 3
o'clock this afternoon, who escaped
with between IT. 500 arid 9000 In
h , . '',; V' i
Reccrd h Ree:hfea As
cf War b Pcllic Scbeh
Baltimore, Nov. 22. After a hot
debate, the American Federation of
Labor this afternoon adopted a reso
lution against th teaching of mill
Ury training in th public schools.
Secretary Baker's actloa In offering
to place military Instructor at the
disposal of schools desiring them wa
condemned as' tending to militarise
these schools. . ' . ,
Efforts of the federation officials to
prevent the action were swept aside
by an overwhelming vote after vari
ous milder substitutes had been de
feated. t Some of th warmest argumenU for
the resolution cam from Sarah Sa
plrio, representing the garment work
era, a young woman so tiny she was
asked to speak from the chairman's
platform, In order that she might oe
seen. The recent big fight of labor,
that In Colorado particularly, she de
clared, proved labor could have noth
ing In common with militarism."'
"Th children of the master classes
are now taught the use of guns, and
yon can not stop It," aald Andrew
Furuaeth. "I suppose you radical so
cialist would prevent the children
from th proletariat from having aa
equal opportunity. In the west every
boy knows how to use a gun; In the
east you expect somebody else to de
fend you."
Washington. Not. 22. The Phila
delphia and Norfolk navy yards will
b each equipped to build a first-class
battleship, the navy department an
nounced today. Th Bremerton navy
yard In Washington state will be
equipped to build vessel up to II,
000 tons. ' -
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. 1 biMelEs
Washington, Nov. 22 A bitter
fight In toe house over the question
of establishment of a foodstuffs em
bargo was forecasted today.
In a formal statement, ngress
man Fitsgerald, chairman of the ap
propriations committee and leader of
Tammany's delegation In (the house,
announced he would Introduce a food
embargo resolution.
Congressmen from rural districts
Immediately declared that If Fits
gerald pushed his proposed resolution
they' would counter-demand embar
goed on manufactured materials, for
which, they said, farmers are paying
greatly Increased prices.
Vancouver, Wash.. Nov.-22. With
the state of Oregon on the point of
going "bone dry," Vancouver took
steps today to keep thirsty Portland
era from' using It as an oasis.
Vancouver la within a short street
car' ride of Portland and under the
Washington law liquor may still be
shipped here. This Is the Incentive,
according to locnl authorities, for a
number of persons from Oregon try
Inir to make. arrangement to receive
wet. goods In Vnnconver.
James O. -Blair, county "attorney,
bus iHsned an opinion that npn
resldenta can not get poi'mlts to re
ceive liquor In this atate.
ParU, Nor. 22. Pursuit of the re
tiring Bulgarian-German army forced
oat of 'Monastir still la being made
by the allied forces. The Serbians,
la particular, heartened by the occu
pation of their ancient city of Mona
stir, are pressing on irresistibly to the
north, forcing Aack th Teutonic Ua
toward Prllep. Aa enormous stor of
aupplies and military impedimenta
abandoned by the Teutons-Qulgars In
th flight has been captured. No es
timate of 1U value Is yet obtainable,
but fragmentary advice say It in
cluded a big store of food, railway
rolling stock and engineering ma
terials. AU will be of Inestimable
value to General earraila fore.
Dlapgtche today indicated great
activity by th Italian -fore
ngaged along th Macedonian front
Occupying the front to the west of
Monastir, they are pushing on In the
Musa region. ; ;,'-('
The French war office statement
today aald th German-Bolgar were
resisting energetically ' from three
miles north of Monastir to Hill 1065,
southwest of Makovo. The allied
force took 500 more prisnera.
London, Nov. '22. London made
no attempt today to disguise its feel
ing of the gravity of the, German
whirlwind advance into western Rou
manla, indicated in the fall ' of
Craiova. ' '
Military experts and economists
were ' greatly concerned to know
whether the Roumanians had suffi
cient advance Information of the
speedV of , the German enveloping
movement engineered toy General
vop Fajkenhayn to remove from Crai
ova the' vast stores of grain known
to be .thare. ' , t ' .. ' ",'',' v'''7' '
Germany desperately needs ' such
wheat and hope U eressed her
thtt frfgmen,tar7 adrlce indicating
t,a,t the pralova granaries )ad ieen
emptied long before the Gerrtsn oc
cupation will be confirmed.
As yet no .word baa been received
direct from Bucharest admitting cap
ture of tie city , by the Teutons or
explaining what effect this capture
will have on the "Roumanian cam
paiga. . ; , , , . , v
Th London pre mad no dis
guise today qf the menace seen in
th - amaalngly awlft progresai y
Which - General . von Falkeaayn.'
army swept lrtb Roumaola and jpok
the Waliachlan city. A temporary
and total collapse of the entire Rou
manian defensive was feared. " What
London Is '.most anxious now to 'as
certain Is whether' the Roumanian
army, which Falkenhayli'a bold move
sought to envelop, can escape the
Jaws of the German vise and success
fully avoid crushing from notth and
south pressure. ' "
With Craiova in German hands, the
Roumanian railway communications
to th Orsova sector are cut off. The
Roumanian army in this Orsova sec
tor is in an exceedingly precarious
Berlin, via Sayvllle, Nov. 22. A
German submarine aank a French
warship,, apparently of the Arc or
Rape type, In the English channel on
November 14, the j admiralty' an
nounced today., '
"The submarine sank' besides six
hostile merchant ships and the Nor
wegian steamer Ullvany, carrying war
material for the French government,"
th announcement said.
J. W, Lucas went to Montagu this
morning on 'business, v' v
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Kansas City, lid., Nov. 22. Judg
Wallac C. Hookj ra th federal court
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hare, today held that tie Adamaoa
eight-hour law ' 1 ' unconstitutional
and Invalid. Judg Book refused to
rant the motion put toy federal at
torneys asking that the application of
th receiver pf the Missouri, Okla
homa ft Gulf railroad toy an lajnno- '
tlon against the Adamson law he dis
missed. Attorney for the govern
ment are expected to appeal th ease
to the supreme court at once, which
will make the ease the test cat to
determine in the highest eourt la th
land the constitutionality of th law.
Jodge Hook made his decUioa at
11:18 th morning. .c i V ' "
To Haatea Ftaal Ilectsksa '
"My declaioa, merely waa to rash
th ease to the supreme eourt aa :
rapidly aa possible." Judg Hook Mid.
after th decision. "I have given th
govern sseot aatil t fia. to perfect
Lan appeal to th higher eoartrVv
Francu M. Wilaon, united State
district attorney, and Frank, Hager
man, special counsel for th govern
ment, . intimated that the "appeal
would be ready "by or before three
o'clock." ' ' :: '.,
1 Jadge Hook's Dectaioa
, Jndge Hook's decision follow: ,
"This Is an independent suit to
enjoin the enforcement of a reoeat
act of congrees, 'commonly called th
Adamson 'law,' upon the groaad that
It Is contrary to the constitution, la
the character of the averments, the
plaintiff; bill of complaint la gtated
to be typical of a number recently
filed' by railroad companies In various
district courts Of the Valted State.
A motion to dhmlsa haa fcoea pre
sented oa behalf.' of the defendant
United 8ta,t attorney. The 'sol.
question raised by It is that of the
constitutionality of the law. ' Th
court 1 Informed that the other case
stand oa application for temporary
Injunction.; At appeal from aa order
granting or refusing a temporary in
junction goes to the circuit eourt of -appeals,
and not further, by ordinary
procedure,- while an appeal from a
final order r decree la inch a cas
would go direct to the supreme court
ot the United State.' la the former,
a decision would be Inconclusive; la
the latter, a decision would definitely
settle the question for the whole '
countrjr, 'The motion to dUmlsa the
ease here, however it la decided, will
promptly result In a final decree
from which aa appeal will be takea
to th supreme court The assistance
of this court has tbeen invoked to
facilitate a final and authoritative
(Coattaaet oa paga 8.)
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Salem, Nov. 22. Guards at th
Oregon penitentiary were doubled to
day. A prison break Is feared. Act
ing Warden Sherwood believe arau
and ammunition tor such aa attempt
have been smuggled inside th walla
by M. MacMurray, an escaped con
vict . : - , " .
MacMurray fled recently while em
ployed as trusty. " Sherwood aesert
he Is noting as "outside man" for
the onvlct ringleader planning th
break.v; - '..v, , , ,