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

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DAILY ROOVB RIVKU COCIUKR
TIU'llSDAY, MARCH lit, IMT
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THURSDAY, MA Tall 15, 11)17
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' THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
If the Russian revolution Is suc
cessful as passage of dispatches by
the British censor indicates it is, it
would tend to show as one of tHe
history-making events of the century,
according to the United Press cor
respondent at London. It in a tri
umph of democracy'bver absolutism.
That the revolutionists intend 10
maintain the outward form of the
government Is Indicated in the re
port, passed by the British censor,
that the cxar may abdicate in favor of
hi 13 year old son. Such a course
would undoubtedly be approved by
the dnma elements. But the teport
that the eaar will step down indcates
he Is to be shorn of all his previous
autocratic powers.
About the czarecitch, who is only
IS years of age, there has always
been the greatest mystery. Four
girls were born to the czarina, before
the oar's long hoped for son arrived.
In his Infancy there were various cir
cumstantial stories that he had been
crippled by a -fanatic; that he was
weak-minded; that. he, was sickly;
that be had died. Certainly he was
surrounded by every known resource
of the' ctar to guard this child the
last of the line. The crown would
have passed to another branch of the
family had this much-prized son died.
The Russian constitution does not
permit daughters of a monarch to
succeed to the throne.
There have been at least eight dif
ferent . parties In the duma. Prob
ably more have 'been formed within
the last few months. The groups
known prior to the war Included:
The extreme right, the nationalists,
the octobrists, the constitutional-democrats,
the "peaceful regenerators,"
the social democrats, the laborlsts
and . a group of Poles, Musstilmen
etc.
Czar Nicholas is the only world
figure of complete autocratic control
left in these modern days. , His very
title emperor and autocrat of all
the Russlas suggests his power.
But the czar has always been re
garded as weak and vacillating, a
prey to siiperstitous Inflences, a man
of Indecision and negation. Some one
else was always "behind the throne."
Paris, Mar. 16. France believes a
speedy decUlon In the war rests with
Washington.
If the I'nited States, today at the
last line before war with Germany,
crosses that line, and joins forces
with the allies against Germany, it
means a swift decision fur the en
tente powers.
The ultimate victory of wjjlch
France is confident would be hasten
ed. For this reason the French gov
ernnient today twenty-four hours
after the report of the sinking of an
other American steamer Is most
anxiously waiting for Washington's
word. It regards America's entry
Into the war of vastly more Import
ance than all forthcoming battles.
These views may be regarded s
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those of the French government. '
The United Press was authqriied
to state them today .as the opinion
of high officials. Name of these per
sonages cannot be given, for obvious
reasons. But the unanimity of
their view reflects the attitude of
the French government itself.
These officials have not altered In
the least their confidence In complete
victory for France and her ten al
lies. The French people are pre
pared cheerfully to endure every sac
rifice In achieving thia victory.
But that cheerful spirit of sacri
fice and certainty of 'belief in the
future triumph, does not lessen their
realization that If America enters
the war, the victory will come sooner
and the period of sacrifice will thus
be shortened for the allies.
With America aligned with the,
entente powers, the issue will be de
cided, the French believe. The gov
ernment believes such decision will
be the final blow to Germany, bofn
morally and physically.
AT
London, Mar. 13. London is past
expecting anything but the worst
from German submarine comman
ders, but nevertheless reports of
some or the details of the sinking
of the steamer Algonquin aroused in
dignation here today.
Survivor's stories showed the U
boat crew laughed at the plight of
the survivors when they refused any
aid in towing the ship's life 'boats
nearer shore. The Algonquin's crew
was almost, "used up" when picked
up, owing to twenty-seven hours of
strenuous pulling at the oars afloat.
They Insisted the submarine, which
was variously Identified as the U-38
and the U-39, sent a rain of shells at
the Algonquin from a considerable
distance and seemed bent on demol
ishing life boats by this salvo, be
fore approaching near enough to fin
ish off the vessel.
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Boston, Mar. 15. Furnese-Wlthy
Company, steamship agents, received
advices today that the steamship
Sagamore, bound for Liverpool haa
been sunk. The company stated that
no word regarding the eondltlons ot
the sinking had been received.
The Sagamore Is listed as a steel
steamer of 5,197 tons, built In 1892,
registered at Liverpool, and owned
by the Wllllamton Steamship Com
pany, Limited.
The Sagamore left Boston for
Liverpool on February 21 and was
due in England March. 7. Her cargo
consisted of grain, foodstuffs and
general supplies, mostly consigned
to the British government.
. The captain In command was P.
Cummins, Captain Fenton having
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missed his first trip in twenty-five
years by being detained In England
in connection with an Inquiry Into
the collision of the Sagamore with
the Kelvlndule off Liverpool some
mouths ago".
No details have been received as
to when or where the sinking oc
curred. No passengers were on board and
only two Americans were believed to
be In the crew.
(Continued from Page 1)
exact extent of the recent disturb
ances In the Russian capital, explain
ed In Petrograd dispatches as due
solely to demonstrations for better
food supplying. The Russian censor
ship Is notoriously drastic.
The only recent news from Petro
grad and there has been very little
of It was that the government was
in complete control of the disturb-
lances. London dleptches of Tuesday
i reported that London newspapers
were apprehensive over the czar's
i drastic step In proroguing the dnma,
pointing out that such prorogations
heretofore always had foretold a re
I lapse into the old-fashioned ebsolut
! Ism of government.
I The British censor has usually
jbeen lenient In transmitting reports
I of Russian disorders. It seems llke
: ly, If the duma committee Is In con
I trol of the government. It would be
, anxious to announce Its control to the
I world. Therefore, first news of s
! successful revolution coming from
Berlin seems Inexplicable.
The I'nited Press received via Lon
don today the usual dally Russian
official statement, Issued at about the
usual time. - : ' : ' ' 1
PRESIDENT WINS FIGHT
FOR GRAYSON'S PROMOTION
Washington, Mar. 15. Dr. Cary T.
Grayson, past assistant surgeon of
the navy, and President Wilson's
personal physician and friend, was
confirmed as medical Inspector of the
navy with the rank of rear admiral,
by the senate today.
The senate voted 37 for and 26
against confirmation.
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LATE SEASON TO
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Washington. Mar. 13. -Abnormal
i weather conditions and a scarcity of
j labor will greatly affect the spring
planting or cotton and all other
i crops, according to Information tfb-
, tulned by the United Press today at
the department of agriculture.
I In previous years, the (list plant
ing has begun In the extreme
southern belt about March 10, but
on account of a heavy freete In this
zone, planters have been delayed In
starting their work. This unusual
condition prevails all through the
south and the delay In planting Is
certain to be the same In all the
cotton tones, according to depart
ment officials.
Information has reached the de
partment that labor Is scarcer than
at any former planting season. The
price of labor has advanced from 10
to 3R per cent and la hard to get
at any price. The shortage of la
bor la being felt, not only In the
cotton growing states, but also In
the great grain states In the west.
The department's report on the
average wage of the male laborer Is
$2125 per month with board, while
It Is 132.83 without board.
"Those conditions are certain to
result In small crops with attendant
high prices." said a department of
Iclal today. He predicted that cot
ton might even go higher than the
peak price of 1M cents per pound,
reached last year.
One Important factor In the fore
cast of a high price for cotton Is
the action of the federal shipping
board In Its endeavor to construct a
large American fleet of wooden tea
Jitneys to take care of our commerce.
last year vast stores of cotton
were tied up for the lack of bottoms
to transport If. If the shipping board
la able to carry out Its present plan,
this fleet of 3,000 to 4,000 ton wood
en motor boats will be In service by
the tlmethe cotton crop Is ready for
the market and many of the boats
ran be used to handle the cotton ex
ports. The department reports that the
cold weather In the south, especially
In Florida, Texas and southern Cal
ifornia haa partly destroyed the early
craps of vegetables. This early vege
table crop will be from three to four
weeks later than usual. The weather
at the points mentioned reached a
temperature of 24 degrees sbove zero
or eight degrees below freezing point.
Telegrams received by the depart
ment state that potatoes were frozen
in the ground and are proba'bly SO
per cent damaged by the freeze.
The lettuce crop was almost totally
destroyed. Watermelons, canta
loupes and all other tender vege
tables In southern California were
killed. -
In many cases re-plantlng of the
crops has been made.
Portland, Mar. 16. Today's mar
ket quotations were: . ,
Wheat Club, 159; bluest em, 185.
Oats No. 1 white feed, 37.00.
Barley Feed, 38.50.
Hogs Best live: 14.10 14.35.
Prime steers, 9.50 9.75; fancy
cows, 8.00 & 8.50; best calves, 10.
Spring Iambs, 13.25.
Butter City creamery, 88; coun
try, 29.
Butterfat Unchanged.
Eggs Selected local extras, 26.
Hons, 19 W 20; broilers, 30;
geese, 12 (j) 13.
Copper, 30.
MOKE MONEY NEEDED
FOR ENGLAND'S WAR
London, Mar. 15. Motion for a
supplementary credit vote of sixty
million pounds, approximately 1300,
000,000, whs mndo lu the house of
commons today by Chancellor of the
Exchequer Bonar-Law,
BUILDING A CHARACTER.
Character li the wool of honor
from whloh a eoat of mall can
be woven that the swifUst ar
row of shame or the kosnost
knlfs of' disrepute osnnot pltros.
Every thought that ontsra our
mind, every sot wo do snd every
word wo utter sdds s link to tho
golden ohalii of oharaotor. Our
reputation may be dtstroyod by
an external feroe, but the de
struction of a oharaotor oan be
effsoted only by some Internal
ferse,
ASKS UST OF ALL
SEA GOING VESSELS
Washington, Mar. 15.- Senator
Si one, chairman of the senate for
eign relations committee, who op
posed the armed neutrality bill, to
day offered a resolution, which was
adopted, asking tho secretary of
commerce to supply the senate a list
of all "sea going vessels" that have
applied to this government for reg
istration. It asked a full list of all sea golug
vessels which have applied for reg
istry under the laws of the United
States; what vessels have been grant
ed reglatration between January 1,
19l and March, 16, 1917; name and
character of vessels before applica
tion was made; the number to which
registration was granted; the name
of the nation and flag .which It op
erated under berore the application:
the name of the person, or associa
tion or company applying for registry
and exact date or application and Is
suunce of the registry. '
While Stone at first refused to dis
cuss Ida resolution, It Is bulieved to
he a preliminary step In the cam
paign to prevent foreign owners or
vessels from hurriedly registering
their boats under the American fin,
to take advantage of the privilege of
arming them, a privilege denied by
other neutral nations.
'S OFFICE
Sacramento, Mar. 15. Hiram
Johnson resigned hla office aa gov
ernor of California at noon today to
become United States senator.
The resignation was handed to
Secretary of State Jordan who then
prepared a communication for Wil
liam Douglaa Stephens, California's
new executive.
A Joint session of the senate and
house was railed In the assembly
room at noon for a fitting cere
monial ou the occasion of Johnson's
retirement.
United States Senator-elect John
son la expected to leave shortly after
4 for Washington, to attend the
special session of congress railed
for April Iff. It was the calling of
the special session which occasioned
Johnson's resignation front the gub
ernatorial chair at this time.
Arthur II. Breed. Oakland, virtu
ally becomes lieutenant-governor,
llreed Is president pro tern of the
state senate.
Governor Stephens Is expected to
follow closely the program of his
predecessor In all departments.
POWDER MILL EXPLOSION
IUXWN MAN TO ATOMS
Wilmington, Del., Mar. 15. One
man was killed when a corning, or
graining mill In the Hagley yard
of the Du Pont Powder plant on the
Brandywlne river, near Wilmington,
exploded today.
Albert Vanuatu or Wilmington,
with a sister In New York, operator
of the mill, was blown to atoms.
Calling cards at thj Courier.
Job printing at the Courier.
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posseaslon of James Wood, Internal
revenue oltWcr here today. The
slilpnunt was selftcd late yesterday
by Wood at a lo ul dock after It had
been niilii.i'l'il from the steamer
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W. "t'urley" t'lar'v. who wus ut
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sale of liquor, a rc-arreeted charg
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port liiiior illegally Into prohibition
territory. 114 also faces a charge
ot violating the federal revenue laws.
ITALIAN'S tMXTI'Y III 'CAM EX
Itiiinc, Mar. IS.-Occupatlnu of
lliicumet, Tripoli, 'by Italian forrua
was announced today.
For Sale
One 7-fiHit-jtne Chilian
.Mill. 20 ton capacity f-VSil
One fti 10 Ainnluuiiiiitlng
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One ( liMllenge llelt Driven
Ketslcr 70
One ilo.h. p. Alii it (Intl.
inejK Motor mill Nluillng
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One ti-lilrh Miiiiin Ittxk
( rusher loo
One Main Line Shaft ami
I'lillryM I'lvm lloien
Large Cast Pulley fur
lliwlc Crusher Feeder
ami Mill KI
One Nt. (Inlr Air 1 1 mil liter
Itm k thill with 75 pier,
t- 4f Hollow Steel Drill '
Iiiim Air Kecil and Colm
liar ,'. SO
One Kalrlmnks Morse Air
Omipressor with Air He.
reiver lu run Drill I AO
Address "H"
Care Rogue River Conner
Will sell separately.
A Train providing
the Comforts and
Conveniences o f
Home or Hotel,