Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, February 15, 1917, DAILY EDITION, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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Tonight and Friday fairexcept
unsettled and occaalonally
threatening northwest portion;
4 wind mostly southerly.
The session or the state legislature
la supposed to come to an end Fri
day night, but It is likely that the
last day' will find the clock turned
back ' and the session extended tor
several hours. Forty days and forty
sights la too short a time for the
transaction or all the business that
10 legislators think ought to be
transacted. With a thousand bills
and resolutions presented for con
sideration, no wonder that some slip
through that should not be allowed
to encumber the statute books, while
others that should pass must smoth
er to death In the pigeon holes. The
error probably is not so much with
the short period which the constitu
tion giTee for the session as it is with
the members who feel that they must
regulate and legislate upon every
subject that comes to mind, as wit
ness the slbsurdity of a member pre
senting a bill, and the house passing
It, when the same law waa already
upon the statute books. The legisla
ture baa been a busy one, end much
wheat will no doubt be recovered
from the chaff. The legislature has
at least been earnest, though it un
dertook too much.
One of the biggest problems for
the United States to consider in con
nection with any preparedness for
war, Herbert C. Hoover, of the Bel
gian relief commission, told the coun
cil of national defense, is the likeli
hood tbst the United States must
become the chief source of food sup
ply for the world.
Hoover urged that every effort be
made to conserve our food resources
and to stimulate extra production.
Food production In all European
countries is almost at a standstill,
Hoover said, because virtually all
able bodied men have 'been sent to
the front. There Is also a great
shortage In the normal supply in
Canada, Australia and every colony
from which large numbers of men
have been drawn for the allied ar
Hoover declared It to he his be
lief that the biggest service the
United States can render In the pre
ent war Is not the furnishing of sol'
diers but of food to the armies al
ready at the front and the non-coni'
batants now starving In Europe.
As recruiting officers for the regu.
lar army, postmaHters are proving s
success. Figures announced by the
war department show postmasters re
cruited 229 men in January 1917, ss
against 30 during September 191 fi.
Indiana pOHtinaHters head the list
with 75 recruits, Oorala follows
with 64, Oregon 4(1, New Jursey 37
and Arkansas 31.
(Continued from page 1.)
seas News Agency, Information coun
teracting the texts of correspondents'
An example of the use lo which
Germany put her propaganda by the
official news agency Is furnished in
the Interview with Baron von Stumm
Eg'gs 25c dozen
sent over the wireless service and
which explained the delay In Ger
ard's departure waa due to necessity
for tilling In his passports.
Ambassador Gerard was greatly In
censed when this interview came to j
his attention.
I can state that Gerard waa held
from Monday until Saturday against
bis will, and despite urgent requests
for permission to leave.
Germany la now similarly treating
American consuls. None have reach
ed Berne since the arrival ot the em
bassy train, although the American
legation at Berne waa advised from
the Spanish embassy in Berlin that
Americans bad expressed a desire to
Germany's hostility toward Amer
ica ia not new. ,
Weeks ago Gerard vigorously com
plained to the foreign office that the
Germans were searching the wives of
American consuls at the border. I
At Warnetnunde alone, the wives
ot three prominent officials were late
ly stripped, bathed and examined In
ternally because they were suspect
ed of carrying documents.
Because the military Is supreme
and because It has adopted this at
titude, the foreign office la powerless.
American officials who have been In
Berlin hold Foreign Secretary Zim
merman responsible tor many of the
anti-American plans.
At, the foreign office after America
broke relatione with Germany, Zim
merman, in talking confidentially to
newspaper correspondents showed a
bitter and nervous attitude against
President Wilson, surprising all pres
ent Two days before Gerard left Ber
lin I met Zimmerman, then leaving
the office of the Imperial chancellor.
His attitude was changed. He said:
"Ackerman, I hope when you ar
rive in America, you will work for
Washington, Feb. 15. Congress
man Gardner today called upon the
government to furnish 'armament for
American merchant ships. He de
clared that if guns are not given Am
erica's merchant vessels, then the
navy department should furnish con
Gardner denounced William J
Bryan for conducting a campaign thut
appeals to the cowardice which lurks
in every man's breast a cowardice
which Is the result of strongest of
human Instincts, the Instinct of self
preservation. '
Gardner attacked Congressman
Moore, who recently declared "Itrlt-
ish coloring or the news responsible,
for watlike spirit against Germany." i
He attacked Germany for its "'"-!
hesrd of barbarity and frlghtfulness j
toward non-combatants." j
ivet ic, iiik iiio rifiiinr ui rriiin iimi
led up to the break In relations with
Germany, Gardner declared:
"There the situation now rests, but
It cannot continue to rent long, It
has speedily become apparent that
American merchant ships are unwil
ling to face the terror of German sub
marine warfare unless they are furn
ished some meant of defense,
"The .Bryan followers are the paci
fists, the extreme socialists and those
who place loyalty to Germany above
loyalty to America. The cowardice
of'the Bryan appeals Is thst they glor
ify their si't by calling It 'flood will
toward men,' and timidly they have
re-chrlstened it 'service to humanity.'
They are trying to goad the people
Into a campaign In which class will
Dewfe LMarrgtot Ointment
Tuact) soo Jsae eoe
be arrayed against class and race will j
be arrayed against race.
"Smooth tongued speakers are to,
be employed and trenchant pens are
lo oe snarpeueo. r en. nance loreign
gold may be spent, who knows? Then
when the nation la successfully spilt
Into two halves animated by hatred
of each other rather than y Joint,
hatred of a foreign foe, when our
coursge is at the lowest ebb, when
our righteous Indignation has been
sufficiently aspired, then we are to
rote on the question of peace or war.
"If the vote be for peace, we are
to submit to any indignities rather
than strike back. If the vote be for
war, ss a nation divided against Itself,
we are to go to battle."
Congressman Moore, replying to
Gardner, repeated assertions made
previously that the United States
ought to keep out or the war, and
"Germany Is no worse thsn Eng
land." . ... ., .
duce a resolution for Inve. Igatlon o
cnarges mat newspapers in errni
... . , .
large cities sre Improperly under-
British influence.
(Continued from Page 1)
fug lu their list of admirers all who
saw uud heard their performance.
Mr. Chss, always a favorite, was
next wiili a solo, and ss an encore
led in the singing of "America,"
which was participated In by the au-'
dieuce while Old Glory floated down
a. ross the stage.
Mrs. Sum linker was seen posing
us a piece of statuary soon endowed
with life as the curtain rose for her
number, and her rendition of the
bountiful story of
Uirralne" was
one of theMiest of that talented lady's
The Misses Veona Williams and
Rana Anensen, in Hawaiian music,
were recalled again and again, snd
their gracious presence and artistic
work was warmly applauded.
The curtain fell after .Mr. Fcrrln,
llnirlnir th snln nart of "The Only
; ., wUh M commny ,
chor rom,j tne )ro(iram ind
the croW(1 w,tn p.alse for the efforts
()f fr(,mlt went ftway atlHf(,,
Md lM m eyenlaga n.
'Much credit for the success thut
attended tho performance Is due to
Mrs. Knapp, the director of the
music, who had chargo after the de
parture of Mr. Davis.
The net proceeds of the entertnln
tnent go to aid the Commercial club
In Its work, snd the most liberal
patronage of the public, coupled with
the generosity of the players, will en
able the club to commenco Its fiscal
year on tho second Monday In March,
when new officials will be elected,
freed from every dollar of Indebted
ness, Between the two parts of the
program, Dr. Bywater, chairman nf
the entertainment committee of the
club, expressed the thanks of the club
to the audience and performers, and
made the statement that the enter
tainment would enable the club to
clear up the Inst of Its IndeblodncHS,
which had been about ll.SOO when
the present officials and board ss
sumed office In March, 1916. 1
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TT I V lss ss Other
ill, jiTid 1 Saves Vsrk.
A classified ad will give results.
Jack Benson left last week for Cal
ifornia. Olann Woo Id rigs returned home
last week from Urania Peas, where
he baa been under the care ot a
George Woodcox and family, with
Will Coverdale, epent Saturday on
Foots creek.
Floyd Lance and Mlas Emma Gun
yaw were visitors In Gold Hill Friday,
i The Rogue River school board pur
chased and Installed a cooking stove
In the basement ot the High school
building the last ot January; and the
pupils extend hearty thanks to the
' The Riverside Recreation club will
meet with Mrs. Porter next week. The
, ibsi mealing was who .tira. Aiaen.
The Rogue River school will give
, a patrlotlo play the last of the month,
j Charles Champlaln wss a caller In
j Rogue River last week,
i The baaket ball teams from Central
j Point and Rogue River played last
j Friday night at the tormer place.
! V. W. Blrdseye, John Cameron and
j James Cotton hauled hay to Rogue
j River last week.
I Tracy Spencer left for McCoy last
last week Will Coverdale pur
chased a taxidermist license, and will
do public work.
Rufug umm ', , , t0
Will WaMln was a Grants Pass Sat
urday and Sunday visitor.
It was expected that Mrs. Pierce
wmilil ,lf IKtt Khnnl fnr tha Mil nf
the yw M , 0
I Miss Bessie aHnst-th decided to take
It and has now filled the place for
the past two weeks.
iA very enjoyable time was spent
' at the Sergeant home Thursday, Feb-
ruary t. when Leola Sergeant and
' Robert Frost were united In marriage
i by Minister Huff. The ceremony was
j performed at 2 o'clock and at 4 the
bride and groom left for Butte Falls.
When the census of Deer Creek
valley Is taken again there will have
i been an Increase of eight In the pop
! nlatlon, for on February 3 the stork
appeared again at the home of Will
Auslund In the form of Doc Dixon in
his little Ford and left a 10-pound
baby girl. The mother and looby are
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fare Is wreathed In smiles.
k . ... . .
ence Messenger and George VanBus
kirk a week ago last FTidsy. It waa
treed by one of the Hammersley dogs
and a dog belonging to J. H. Thomas.
This panther came over the divide
from the Applegate to the head of
Deer creek a few days Wore It was
captured, snd was treed three times
before being killed. It measured
foot 10 inches from tip to tip and
was as fine a specimen ss hss been
seen In this vslley.
It seems thst nsture does not trust
the weather any longer to Brother
Ground Hog, for although he saw Tils
shadow a numbor of times the 2nd of
Pehriisry, we have been having some
nf the loveliest spring weather. John
, Farmer Is In the field turning the
brown soli, the bees are bumming
and the Iblrds aro singing, and last
but not least. Is the pesky mosquito
with his peculiar little song.
Mazda Lamps
Pi'Ii cn, l!7e mid up '
MiimIh Tyo (', nitrogen
filled, makes a splendid
rending lamp,
Fresh Kvercjidy butteries
every few days,
Buy Klectilo Goods at the
, , Klectria Htore .
Diggers Vrfl Soon
Be Out
Olympla, Fob. 15. The state of
Washington will go bone dry Juue
10, unless 110,000 or more voters pe
tition for a referendum. The mea
sure, which abolishes Importation of
liquor on auditors permits, passed
the senate yesterday afternoon, An
amendment to refer It to the people
waa overwhelmingly defeated.
Governor Lister will sign the bill.
Only three senators voted against
the bone dry measure. n.iUir Kar-
shner tried to amend the bill by strik
ing out the clause which permits
clergymen to Import liquor for sac
rament purposes.
The amendment waa voted down.
Friends of the bill were afraid to
risk sending It back to the house.
Menater Anohera,
The old style auohor- except as the
pictured symbol of hope Is fast pass
ing away. The modern anchor Is made
of steel rather than or wrought Iron,
baa no "stock," hss ball sud socket
joints and flts cltwely against the side
of the ship whvu stowed Those for
our largest warships weigh 20.000
pounds apiece.
Those who have used It In Grsnts
Psss are astonished at the INSTANT
action ot simple buckthorn bark,
glycerine, etc., as mixed In Adlsr-I-ka.
Because It acts on BOTH lower
and upper bowel. ONE 8POONFCL
AdleM-ka relieves almost ANY
CASE) constipation, sour stomadi or
gss. it removes surn surprising tout
mstter that a low dbses oftsn relieve
or prevent appendicitis. A short
treatment helps chronic, stomach
trouble. The National Drug company.
The Fallacy of Paraf fine
Base: Eastern oil manufac
turers have long extolled
the superior virtues of paraf fine
base motor oils. But Pacific Coast
motorists have proved that Zero
lene, made from selected Califor
nia crude, asphalt-base, gave best
results. Their experience is now
supported by the testimony of in
ternational experts. Lieut. Bryan
stated beforethe Am.Soc. of Naval
Engineers: "Oils made from the
asphalt-base crudes have shown themselves better
adapted to motor cylinders, as far as their carbon
forming proclivities are concerned, than are paraf
fine -base Pennsylvania oils." Zerolene received
highest competitive awards, San Francisco and San
Diego Expositions. Dealers everywhere and at service
stations and agencies of the Standard Oil Company.
Drag ad
Stationery Stcre
Wrote ef losnsry He Nsvsr
The most notable Instance of novel
dealing Willi n country which the au
thor bad never seen wss Hhorlhouse's
"John Ingtessut."
The second volume or Hist reiasrka.
tic romance deals In the most detailed
way with Italian manners sud Italian
scenery. Many or the desrrlpllons
tliat of I'lithrla st night, fur Instance,
and the scene In Hie pavilion In the
forestaro charged with the vsry at
mosphere of Italy, sud Flureuce dur
ing the plauite lives horribly before our
eyes. Vet Joseph llvury Hhortbouse
bsd never beeu In Italy. Enthusiasm
sud the genius for asslmllstlon evolved
It sl lu a quiet house at Rdgiiastoa.
Londoa Chronicle.
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