Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, January 25, 1917, DAILY EDITION, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

' ' ' '
Pabliahod Dally Bxcept Smarter
A. I. VOORHIBS. Pub. and Prop.
Itrtd at the Poatofflcs, Grants Fw,
Or., m stooad class mall matter.
Dtslas spaoa. Pr Inch LH
Local or personal column, per lime le
Headers, par line le
By mall or carrier, par yar...l 08
By stall or carrier, per month .SO
By sail, par rwr.
State BOttorial Aaaoetatloa
Oraajoo Dally Newspaper Put. Am.
AadJt Bureau of Circulation
Tonight and Friday fair
4- southwest, 'unsettled, prob-
ably Tain northwest, rmin or
snow east portion; aoutaerly 4
4 'winds. 4
4444444444 4 4 444444
The list of subscribers for ah axes
In the company to be organised for
the purpose of growing sugar beets
haa now nearly reached the number
that will permit of the completion of
the organisation. The proposition
la meeting almost universal approval
and commendation, and many are
asking to be counted among the
share holders. Thl desire U not
prompted alone because of the feel
ing that it Is a patriotic doty to
lend moral support to the great en
terprise, but also because it prom
ises a satisfactory financial return.
The money which enters Into the
organization of the company will go
toward 'the leasing of lands and the
growing of the beets. When the
crop is harvested the $7 per ton re
ceived for the beets will Bret go in
the paying off of this expense in
other words, it will return the
amount paid in on stock. Ail re
ceived from the crop over and above
the cost of production will repre
sent dividend to Ibe paid to the share
holders. If there is money to he
made in growng beets, this will be
a money-making proposition. If there
Is no money to be made in beet cul
ture, then a factory can never be
an asset to a community. But the
fact that beets at $7 per ton will pay
big returns has already been proved.
Pittsburg, Jan. 25. American
nade leads the -world today because
the L'nited States is the leading neu
tral and the moBt productive; its
future particularly alter the war, will
be contingent upon the ability of Am
erican business to develop Its im
mediate opportunities along broader
and more generous lines.
That was the broad hint given the
National Foreign Trade council, by
Willard Straight, of New York, vice
president of the American Interna
tional Corporation and emphasized by
other speakers at the opening session
of the fourth annual convention of
that body at the William Penn hotel
here today.
In his address on the "foreign trade
aspect of the tariff" the keynoter
"This has demonstrated that which
some of us In this country have
heretofore been disposed to ignore
that international trade, like domes
tic trade, is essentially an exchange
of commodities. We cannot hope
that we shall continue to sell some
$3,000,000,000 more yearly than we
buy. .
"Commercial relationship to be
permanent must be mutually ad
vantageous. If we wish to sell our
goods abroad, we must, In turn, pur
' This address came shortly . after
the election of Alba B. Johnson of
Philadelphia, president of the Bald
win Locomotive works, to succeed
James J. Farrell, president of the
United States Steel corporation, as
Discussion of President Wilson's
address to the senate loomed in the
offing as the delegates convened
There was a strong undercurrent of
feeling that the president's sugges
tions were linked up intimately with
the general subject of the conven
tion trade extension and protection
of American Industry after the war.
There waa one prominent dele
gate who ventured the belef that had
the address been delivered a tort
night ago discussion of It would have
bad a aet place on the program.
Around the registration rooms last
night and early today It seemed to
(bob up for Informal discussion with
every new arrival. Generally those
questioned as to their views, agreed
that th president had been "daring."
Opinions were generally reserved, in
dicating that more time for thought,
or more opportune time for discus
sion was desired.
San Antonio, Jan. 25. The follow
ing national guard units were desig
nated today to leave the border for
their home stations Feb. 1 :
Second Indiana Infantry and Indi
ana brigade headquarters at Llano
Grande, for Fort Benjamin Harrison;
Fifth 'Nebraska Infantry and Com
pany A; Troopa A and B, Oklahoma
cavalry; field hospital and Company
Ar Oklahoma engineers, at San Benito
for Fort Sill; the Third Iowa infantry
and Iowa brigade headquarters, at
Brownsville, will leave for Dee Moines
ibetween February 1 and 5.
A hospital train left here today
to pick up patients among troops
stationed at Doming, Columbus and
El Paso, to be taken to the base
hospital at Hot Springs, Ark.
Berlin, via Sayvllle, Jan. 25. Suc
cessful operations of German recon
noiterlng and thrusting detachments
on the western front were reported
In today's official statement which al
so detailed a temporary increase In
fighting activity, artillery and mine
throwing In Artols and 'between the
Anore, Somme and Alsne fronts.
"There were repeated clashes of
reconnolterlng detachments In the
forefield of positions," the statement
said. "Southeast of Berry -au-Bac and
northwest of Rheims, Prussian and
Saxon thrusting detachments entered
French trenches and returned after
violent fighting with one officer and
30 prisoners and two machine guns.
"By dashing, plucky assault, rec
onnolterlng soldiers of the Hanover-
Ian regiment succeeded In overpower
ing a French post three times their
strength numerically and brought
back this force with one machine gun
Into their own line."
Envelopes at the Courier.
A classified ad will give results.
London, Jan. IS. "President
Wilson's speech had this aim to
gain peace now and secure peace for
the future. This is our aim, and our
only aim."
This was the phrase from Chan
cellor of the Exchequer Bo oar-Law's
speech last night that was regarded
here today as England's official an
swer to the American suggestions.
Editorial comment regorded it as a
sufficient answer, taken with Bonar
Law's reminder to the United States
that America has a share of respons
ibility In the past and present.
"This whole subject Is not an ab
stract question for the future," Bon-ar-Law
declared. "It is a question of
life and death now. In Judging
whether that result can be secured by
his methods, it is Impossible for us
to forget the past. For generations
human men, men of good will among
all nations, have striven by The
Hague convention, by peace confer
ences and by all other means, to mit
igate the horrors of war. When war
comes y what means can these Ibar-
rlers, 'built up against tbarbarism,
be made effective? They cannot be
preserved (by the belligerents if any
of them choose to Ignore them. It
is only from neutral states that ef
fective sanction can be given to
them." ,
He declared the Germans at the
outset of the war "swept aside" suVh
barriers of law and cited present Bel
gian deportations. All this has been
done, he added, and no one has been
able to stop.
"No neutral power, Indeed," he
said, "has made any protest against
It. We must then take other means
to secure the future peace of the
Lauding Bonar-Law's address
which was delivered at a war loan
meeting at Bristol the Dally Chron
icle today asserted:
"In a practical world we cannot
safely shape our plans for the fu
ture without reference to the past
and present, and Bonar-Law Is jus
tified in his reminder that for the
past and present the L'nited States
has a large share of responsibility
and we are 'bound to ask ourselves
what sort of value the concurrence
of the United States In International
agreements of this character has
been to their maintenance In the past
and present and the answer Is that
under Wilson's own administration
It has proved of no value at all.
Where parties to tba struggle are
fighting for such tremendous Issues
as we are, It Is Impossible we should
commit their settlement In any ser
ious degree to a statesmanship which
by deed and word has ostentatiously
disclaimed sympathy with them."
Warned Off.
"Well, father, now that I've finished
my college course I've derided to en
ter the battle of life."
"Shucks! You're ton young yet to be
thinking of gcttlim tnnrilod!"-Brownings
fur Having more money this year thiin
ever before.
An account with us will I of the ut
moist help to you, and wise Is the mini,
woman or child who Mails one now. ,
1 Interest Paid on Noting Accounts
Grants Pass Banking Company
brants' Pass, Ore.
AS SURE as the baby
falls out of bed, the cat
'twta in tht rtiinhnflTfl. hnv
(walks in his sleep, mother
drops her thimble, the gar
age has to be locked as
sure as it will grow dark
tonight you will need an
If you hava a flashlight that iant working;, bring
it in and hava it fitted with a genumo Eveready
Tungsten Battery. Ws carry Eveready Mazda
lamp for flashlights, too.
Bush Electric Store
Buy Klertrlc (loods at the Klectric More
Washington, Jan. 35. The appar
ent escape of the American cotton
belt from the threatened Invasion
from Mexico of the pink boll worm
the dead cotton scourge of the or
ient waa today reported by the de
partment of agriculture. Since the
dlrcovery of the pest, only liUu miles
south or the Texas border in October
the first lime it was ever found on
the American continent and the
prompt action of the government in
placing an air-tight embargo on cot
ton shipments from the Infested area,
not a single worm lias appeared In
the United States.
The known proclivity or the. pink
toll worm, however, to lie apparently
dormant for long periods and then
skip inconceivable distunre showing
up in virgin territory, will prevent
a hasty llftlug of the embargo. U
was staled. Once the pent crosses the
border, it was pointed out, chances
of Its sweeping the entire belt with a
loss of untold millions to the south
would be great.
The worm In reaching .Mexico theo
retically Jumped from China, where It
baa been raging unchecked for a
Detroit, Jan. 85. Coming from
every part of Detroit and from near
by cities, a thousand persons congre
gated today In front of the humiMe
home or 1(1 year-old Cell a Wrobleski,
Detroit'! witch gill, where they stood
silently, apparently awaiting some
visible demonstration of the girl's
supernatural powers. Rfforts of
quod of policemen ito disperse the
crowd met with temporary success,
It almost Immediately . ro-formed,
eagerly awaiting sight of the girl
whom they believed endowed with
the power to turn herself at will In
to the forms of various animals and
to have cast a banal Influence over
the community.
Inside the house the girl laugh
ingly Introduced herself to reporters
ns a "ihear," and wondurlngly Inquir
ed what It was alt about.
The only bewitching Influence no
tlcsble was the laughter In her eyes
ttceahle was the laughter In her eyes
How the rumor of witchcraft start-
ed no one seems to know, but It
threatens to wreck the life of a 16
x With, that long lived TUNGSTEN
year-old girl living In an enlightened
city in the twentieth century. '
I Inquiry among the crowd gather-
ed about the house elicited little In
formation, but many openly express
ed fear to gaxe upon the girl's face,
lest they suffer some horrible pen
alty. "It sounds Incredulous and I can
not understand It," said Hev. Father
Felli KleruJ, psstor oi St. Francis'
church. 'The girl la one of my par
limoners, and the whole story Is
Hut even wlih polite, church and
other enlightened forces of the com
munity Keeking to dispel the rumor,
the- irod about tho Wrobleskl
house continued to increase in slxe
as the fame of the "witch ulrl"
I'ltUtbiirg, Jan 2G. That the flnan-
clul Ions to public and private Kurop
esn property, exclusive of shipping,
since the beginning of tho war repre
sents a mini estimated at $:.,SNr.,noo.-1
(MM), was the declaration contulntd la
a report on worm traue conumoos
after tho war, submitted today to the
National Foreign Trade convention,
which opened here.
Much of this destruction is in such
shape (hat the rolmlldlng will be 'pos
sible, the report said. Foundations,
In mnriy cases, huve remained Intuct.
Road repair, however, the report
gates, will be found extremely dlft)
cult. The report also gives attention
to the pnJIxvblllty that Germany will
not be able to resume export trade
until raw materials have been Im
ported for domeslio needs.
. The belief Is expressed that Ger
many will restrict Importations at
first to essential articles.
W. W. Nichols or the Allls-Chal-mers
company, New York, who was
chairman of the United States Indus
trial commission to France, declared
that Franco will restore reciprocal
trade relations with the United SUtei
after the end of the war.
H. F. Ilarrs, a farmer of Cham
paign, III., pleaded for national study
of exportation for farmers.
Willard Straight, president of th
American International company, dis
cussed the tariff laws ns ha now finds
Omnia Euoarypiui Olntrmnt
Tusie bso Je eoo
l 111 sa.
tattle Wt.nW
them affecting the l'nited Stales com
merce and their probable affeot at
tho end of the war.
Portland. Jan. 25. Today's mar
ket quotations were:
Whoat ('lutl. 163; bluestem, UT.
Oats No. 1 whlto feed, 3.2S.
llarley- Feed, 37.00.
Hoc llet live, ll.on Ut 11.10.
Crime steers, s.&O; fnilcy cows,
T lio; hint calves, 7.00 i H.00.
Spring lambs. 12.00.
Ilulter-Clty creamery, il; coun
try. 32.
Knt --Selected local extras, 33 t
Hens, 17 u I"1; broilers, tO;
uecse, 13 1l 13.
Copper. 30.
A Sspulehir of Droksn Hearts.
lu the old I'riiut'.Muii church of tha
Holy Cross Hm-i iuic uf the two monu
ment dlsduluful I'S'Iimmt coiidesceud.
fil to give her tticn n-x Met, wboss
treat est liftuui' lit. in ln';iil to the
world ut one npli n lM xweep nf a pure
a mt rccrcutcd Itnlliiti l.ittuungc until
his lime Imltlim unl tivNIo-lu that
Immortal uuisiei'pli'cu uf lltcruture, the
"Dlvlna Couituedln."
This church might well be known as
tba Broken, Hearts Instead of Hants
Croce, fur near Iiuiite's cenotaph his
exiled ashes still rest In Ilavemin Ilea
the body of that other tcrrlllo genius,
Mlcbolaugulo, who, broken lu spirit.
died gladly when tho city so dear to bis
heart fell once more upon ilurk and
tyrannous days. Aud (lulllcl Is here,
too, and Alflerl, and Muclilsvelll, and
many another, a brilliant train.
Michelangelo's last Work is In tho
nearby church of Man '.orciiso, In the
mortuary cbapul or tha Medici, tba
great bouse which deigned to favor
him with Its patiouage or its enmity
throughout his life. National Oeo
grsphlo Magaxlne,
His Epitaph,
A recent antomublle accident In an
up state county resulted In the daata
of the driver ami the Injury of two
Tho coroner summuimd several wit
nesses, among I linn a runner llvlug
near tho sceno of I lie uccldent. Thero
was voluminous tcstlmmiy rewarding
the high speed at which ilio car trn
eltjd, Wltiitmacs mid, too, Hint tha
road was In bad repair. The coroner
finally reached the fanner who lived
near tho scene,
"What would you say n limit this ac
cident, Mr. swigged?" the coroner
"Well, If I wns wrltln' that young
man's epitaph," tho witness drawled.
"I'd ssy ho died try In' to git sixty
miles a hour out of a ten mils road."
-Indianapolis News.
.lob printing of every tforlptfcjaVs
tha Courier olBcs. '