Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, April 29, 1917, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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No Otlier Town In the World the Size of Grants Pass Has a Newspaper With Full Leased Wire Telegr aph Service
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. Him
rTnuiy Using Bucialiau In Power,
ltd Kffott (u el wing Separate
IVtfMW Wit HUtu
W Vnhlorton, April 21 While a
0000,00,000' loan to Italy end
!SaOO,000,000 loan to France wan be
aig rrangtMl for between PresUlrut
l IVio, Se-t-retary McAdoo and the
"trench tod Italian representatives
i4 fcmd iroblly would b coneummsted
liM ( dys; and while such Inter
UIBlogi qu cations the prevention
o' I the threatened world famine and
lt ens delille of Amerlce's active pert
M the war de(ily engrossed the war
ttonlweei In the war capital of the
tor-Morld todeay, the Russian tlttistlott
wevtweribKlawrexl them all.
W While no offlMsl of an allied gov
ern inint would talk ronrernlng the
Rwu.uuIm lit uallon, because they feel
llleat b too allcat to discuss Just now,
miiigifitlon her and (herefrom rep
twe'ea'weiilatlveaa of the dllferent govern
mEaiti plec their attitudes together
llkwjfiu Dili: . !. A " .-. i j. i
TT The revolution has developed two
iNcfaMidlni ttct Iom In Russls the duma
"A fund Mie provWonal committee of sol
dlenolsri aDl Htliena. The duma la
thoonoro(ihly' democratic, utterly op
MaH to a separate pear with Oer
mmiiaijr and on complete term of un
''trsnniindlnac with the allies.
TT The provisional committee, the
nueaoion powerful of the two organise
tloranooni imoiMg the people, la' not a unit
eltrwtttuier lor the allied cauae of for
wpawitpinto pexie wHh Germany. ' Oer
tniaeattny It axertlng a glgantle props
liiMiamdi to wlnt the committee to a
rpeiptrit pMc. She la concentration
tier iter effort on the extreme aoelalleta
ilt T the committee, anionic the Russian
(otoaeople, and among the aoldlera In the
TT Three Qeermtn argue:
'"' "Vou In Itueila hare had your rev
iluwuluilon, It ihaiteen succeaeful. We
l o Oertnmy are lotting our revolu
tlomoon under wy, 'Make aeparate
fea-aaee, We are all brothers together
imUxaid toielrter we will throw off the
aut Jinjtocratlo yoke. Why should we
tlhwlight each other? We have no quar
rtl.'.M." Thee autocratlo German gov
ern tranment la hiding behind the ang
le niatlom, It will be for the Root
wirjioonimlielon " to Impress this on the
Riisaiiiualin people,
GO Oerniany'n iitteaa In Kuaala would
mesaenein the nereulty for the hurling
l U million) of American troops onto
the arhe weitern front. "Do not for
mosonommt mtnlmlie," said one Kuro-ita-seai
offlclssl today, "what separate
iea-iieatt means between tlermany and
Riiautuuli would mean to the United
IISAsJiUlei. It would mean that Germany
wosjovoild be ted, applied and equipped
lor toor endlesea war and that the allied
MooI1ocl(idt to itarve Germany out
lovovoiild hive gone for naught.
' ' "It would mean that eleven army
mr-iooipi, about 4 million and a half vet-era-a-i
raa fbrhtlng men would be ewung
lnltmto the balance exnlnat the nrltlnh
McTj(i.nilfreiw'Ii fronta.
' -. "You can readily see how this
loeowould monnoe the remaining Kuro-
pennen allien. Then there could 'be on
ly t V one mawer from the United BUtee.
Th as iffhit mwrr wnuld ho millions and
mlWImlllloiMor men. Upon America would
di jnleiirad suoceas or failure of the
we 'swat. You would have to feed, equip,
iiiitiiiaiuivliliin and otherwlxe malntnln a
ilralxlmntlo army In Burope. Nor would
IIimiIIiiI detract one Jot or tittle from
youjo-oiir proh-lem of Xeedlng and equip
plwilelni Europe under lit preaent fight
Ineaifing comlltlont,"
: " . ' -
' . Washington, April 21. 4
4 Oufttemal has broken rela- 4
tlons with Oermeny and hand- 4
4 ed the Oermsn minister : Ms
passports, It wss officially an- 4
4 nounred by the state deiiart-
ment today.
, In announcing the break the 4
4 Guatemalan government offered 4
4 Uie United States the "use of 4
4 her terrltorleJ waters, porta and 4
4 railways for use In common de- 4
4 fense and other elements which 4
4 may be available for the same 4
4 purpose." 4
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AHMHioM (Wfeneea Working
Advance Course of lTnlvental
Washington. April 28. Help for
Kuaals sod solution of the Irish
question were the two Immediate
herrulesn problems before the world
war council of the allies here today.
There Is reason to believe Brltleh
Foreign Secretary Balfour'a Initial re
port of the war parley, received In
liondon today, will declare that In
formal Inquiries have made It clear
that I'realdent WHeon believes a
speedy solution of the Irish problem
will be one of the greatest steps that
could be taken to advance the fight
for universal democracy.
The American government consid
ers Ireland subject loo delicate to
make even Informal auKgeetlooa'coa
cernlng Rostand 'a attitude. It haa
left the Initiative strictly to England.
Many Inquiries are coming to the
Chamber of Commerce concerning
the O. C. lands which a recent de
cision of the U. 8. supreme court de
clares belong to the government end
subject to disposal to Individual clt-
laena. A letter from United States
Attorney Reames Indlcatea the status
of these lands. He says that the
lanJe are not yet subject to entry
and will not be until tfhe department
of the Interior has teaued a circular
letter of rulea and Instructions gov
erning the matter. Iands classified
as timber land will not be opened to
entry but will be sold by the govern
ment 'under the terms of the Perrls-
Chsmberlaln act.
It Is an absolute Impossibility for
any person to now obtsln any pref-
erence'rights upon these lands. The
30,000 applications that have been
filed In various offices are absolutely
worthless and will be disregarded.
Persons re warned) against . those
poelng as locators. They are I m pos
ters. The lands will be opened by
publlo .proclamation and everyone
given an equal ohsnoe. '
London, April IS. General Half
reported tonight that the British
army liad captured Artoux, south of
lcne; and had taken the German
ponltlons on a two mile front.: Be
tween Gavrelle and Rnleux a renew
ed British offensive was violently
Inunched with a guln of additional
ground. The BrltlHh nleo secured
en Important advance north of Mon
chy., Amsterdam,. April 2S. Directly
contrary to the government'a appeals,
the socialist minorities In the relch
stag and the Prussian landlag have
adopted resolutions favoring a gen
eral strike on May day, according to
Berlin diapatohea today. ' ,
R f.l
Hcsa ApprcTti Prc:ii:nt
usariptica by werwhhzj Yct. War Dcpt
cvA Pbs Rcsij To l!:bilb hit Arcy.
Washington, April 28. The na
tion will raise Its army by selective
The house so voted Just before
noon today. The senate will vote
likewise before midnight tonight,
barring the completely .unexpected.
Antl-eonecrlptlonlsts admit this. :
The house vote was 2.7 to , In
favor of the president's draft plan.
Miss Jesnnette Rankin, first womsn
to hold a seat In congress, voted
against conscription. v - - v :
The houee vote was on the Kahn
amendment to the army bill as re
ported by Chairman Dent's mllltsry
committee. The Dent bill authorises
the president to first try raising an
army In the old-fsshloned way try the
volunteer system. Kahn's amend
. frf. W. .8. Brown, lnatructort
the Oregon Agricultural college- end
one of the party of the party con
ducting the "food special" train over
the state, When asked Just how the
people of Grants Pass could best
serve the rsuae of added food pro
duction, aald, "By organising the In
dividual realdenta of the city Into a
plan for the use of vacaty lots snd
auburbsn tracts for gardens. Theee
gardens produce far more per aqusre
yard tbsn other agricultural effort,
for they are email enough to allow In
tensive cultivation they are near the
homes of the growers so there Is the
temptation to give them the care
needed, and one sore of good garden
will produce tar more real food than
much more land In ordinary farm
"In Toronto last year, under the
prefte of war needs for more food,
suoh a campaign was started and
over 300 such gardena were planted
whloh produced over (9,000 In food
stuffs. Other Canadian cities did as
well. It was through organisation.
Banka either supplied or flnsnced
seeding and preparation of the tracts.
I consider the efforts of your Pa
triotic Service league toward getting
such gardens planted, as Important to
the country aa efforts to enlist ad
ditional men In army and navy."
Rome, April 28. Ten persona
were killed In the earthquake shocks
In Umbrla and Tuscany, an official
atatement asserted today. "" Thirty
persona were severely Injqred. Clt
erna was almost completely wreck
ed, thirty being caught in the wreck
age and Injured. .
M AnRhlarl and 8an , 8pololo
there wua great damage done by the
tremors, but no lives were lost. The
inhabitants of the atrlcken district
liave fled In terror bf other ahocka
snd are camping out In the open.
Washington, April 28. All re
serve officers of Infantry, cavalry,
Hold artillery and coast artillery
will be ordered Into active service
at once, the war department . an
nounced today,
W&a's Pfo Fcr S&dhre
ment turned the bill Into what Pres
ident Wilson and bis war beads
wasted a straight out-and-out se
lective conscription method.
The bouse cheered wildly ss the
affirmative vote was announced.
When, to the surprise of members,
subsequent announcement of the ne
gative vote showed but M for the
volunteer pton, the cheering and
stamping was deafening. There was
no record vote. That will come later.
The house when the vote was taken,
was In committee of the whole. A
roll call will come later In the day.
Speak Clarke, firm to the last, -voted
or the volunteer plan.
The war department is ready, the
moment the bill Is written into the
statute, to 4ea1n ,the great work of
mobilising the country's mllltsry man
There is food for thought In the
fact that .when girls and young wo
men take up some serious work as
part of the national preperedneas
plan, their inclinations rut towsri
thoee tasks usually conceded as -belonging
to men.' Aa a sample In the
local Girls' Honor Guard the class
which tai by far the largest enroll
ment la the automobile repairing
class. It wss necessary to divide this
department Into three classes, ar
ranged as follows:
Fashion Garage. Monday evening,
7: SO Juanlta Parker. Carmelita
Pool, Muriel Meyers, Vivian Isham,
Dora Herman. Lula Darnellle, Elea
nor Bocock, Ulda Basler, Marie An
ensen. 'Maxwell Oarage, Mr. Lafferty, Moa.
day evening, 7: SO Inea Applegate,
Lenna Bowden, Gold a Duncan, Ha de
Orasse, Dorothy GUflllan, Mary Jen
kins, Helena Kntps, Clara Kntps,
Leah Parker.
01dtngs Garage, time to be an
nounced later Beulah Williams, BU
lene Robinaon, Jessie Wright, Ella
Woolrldge. Chartlla Tetherow, Mil
dred Taylor. Ethel Topping, Mildred
Smith, Mildred Shepard.
.' Members are urged to be prompt In
attendance and come suitably attired
for such work.
Washington, April 28. Secretary
of Ibor Wilson today submitted to
congress estimates totalling $8,313,
246 for war expenses.' Items Includ
ed 11,000,000 for guarding and
maintaining Interned enemy aliens.
An Item of $760,000 was asked for
408 additional employes In the de
partment's employment bureau, pre
sumably to obtain farm labor. -
Minneapolis, April 28. John P.
Knlkhoven. guardnmane on sentry
fluty near a large grain elevator here,
was ehot today when he attempted
to Imlt two Bt ran ers prowllug near
the elevator. Tho men , fled when
Kalkhoven ordered them to halt and
ran behind a string or box 'cars, then
turned and fired. The guardsman
waa wounded In the left log,
T . . ; ' ... - - .. : ; .. ;.
4- Washington. April 28. A 4
4 -bill will be Introduced to gsth- 4
4 er and tarn over to their cntn-'4
4 tries all aliens of military age, 4
4 Chairman Webb of the bouse 4
4 judiciary committee, announced 4
4 on the floor this ' afternoon. 4
4 Webb's statement followed the 4
4 presentation of.' an amendment 4
4 to the conscription bill . by 4
4 O'Sbaagihnessr, of Eh ode 4
4 Island, to make aliens In the 4
4 country sobjeot to draft . 4
frees flitted Vatloa, I'nhreraaJ Ber-
Tice, Sending Army to France and
Hard, Hwift Blows
Chicago, April 28 Teddy came to
town today to teH the middle west
to lick the kaiser and to do it
Theodore Roosevelt is always
'Teddy'f to "Chicago. Fifty thousand
cheering westerners lined the route
over which Roosevelt was escorted
snd created him with msny "Howdy
Teddy."; ' ; ; ; ..
"If I am permitted to raise my
division." Roosevelt stated. " I hope
to get a large percentage of mem
bers who are wholly or part Ger
man. I am part German myself. But
they must come in as Americans, or
not at all. sWe are fighting with
France for civilisation and humanity
and evary American worthy of the
name will Join In the struggle."
Fully 1,500 persons crowded the
banquet chamber of the Hotel La
Salle at noon to hear Roosevelt
mske his Bret speech. Governor
Lowden extended the city's welcome
snd short addresses were made by
Major General Thomas Barry, Dr.
Harry Pratt Judson, president of
University of Chicago, and Edmund
James or tbe state university.
"The world Is facing aa Imminent
shortage of food," said Mr. Roose
velt, "soon we in this country shall
face a shortage of food. Therefore,
let us use all the grain we have for
food and not for Intoxicants. Let the
government help the farmer toy mo
bilising labor If necessary and tell
our young men that It Is a case of
farm or arm. . .
"Durta the last two years ana a
half of peace we have been foolish
enough not to prepare for war; now
that we are at war, let ua avoid the
further folly of failure to prepare
for tbe great tasks of peace, the
tasks with which we will have to deal
now while we are at war and whWh
will be of overwhelming Importance
ss soon as the war Is over. We need
thorough going military prepared
ness. ,
"We should Immediately Insti
tute, not only for this war, but ss
a permanent national policy, the sys
tem of universal, obligatory military
training and service for all our young
"As yet our people are not awsk
ened to the vital facts of this war,
-because at this moment we sre safe
behind-the British fleet.. I do not
believe Germany will be able to make
her submarine warfare a success.
But this Is always a possibility; and
If she did succeed, It would mean
that we would be a helpless victim
to Germany, for the matter of that,
to any other great military or naval
power. We cannot afford to. exist In
Ignoble safety, through the good will
of the British fleet, i
"We should at the earliest moment
strike bard and aggressively at Ger
many and this can le done only by
sending abroad at the earliest day an
expeditionary force. , At least e. di
vision should be put In Prance with
in the next few weeks and then put
on the firing line as quick as the
allied generals say It Is ready; and
Iti numbers kept filled, and as rapid
ly as other divisions can be gotten
ready, they should be sent over be
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AO Reports Agree Ftghtiag Very
Serloaa With Great Losses oa
Both Sides
New York, April 28. Combined!
assank of the biggest force of mas
that probably ever charged forward.
with the greatest blast of artillery .
that the world ever knew, was ia
progress today oa the western front.
London, Paris 'and Berlin official
statements all Indicated resnnrpttoa
of a Joint, concerted movement by
the French and British armies. They
told of violently bitter fighting alone
almost all that great front. Both
allleu commanders reported gains
snd made in the face of the moat
tenaciously desperate resistance front
the Germans.
Berlin Insisted the attacks had
'been repulsed.
United Press front dispatches In
dicated that by : powerful thrusts
around Oppy the British had aae
eeeded.In turning; the so-called "We
tan line," runntag from Oppy south
ward to Qneaat. This Una- ts saw- -posed
to he part of the preliminary
defense of the "Hlndenbnrg line" It
self, and haa been desperately da-
fended by great fortes of Germans.
General Halg reported that around
Gavrelle, tils offensive was still gain
ing ground. A steady stream of pris
oners from this bloody angle was be
ing shifted hack of the lines. At the
present moment the most bitter fight
ing is apparently in progress 'in the
woods to the west of Roeux Just
above the Scarpe. There the forest
was literally being mowed down by
artillery fire and the moss stained
red with rivulets of Wood aa the
Germans madly attacked, were lock
ed In bitter conflict, then thrown
back only to re-form and attacJf
again.. . .- :.
With the filing of a number of
quit claim deeds the chrome mlnea
down the Illinois river near Oak Flat,
passed Into -possession of R. J. Rowen
of this cltyi A heavy tonnage of
chrome has been opened np on theaa
claims and a truck road la to ha
built Immediately to connect with the
county road at Bel ma, a distance ot
14 miles. - This means the expendi
ture ot approximately $25,000 aad
the opening 'up of a splendid min
eral country. . .,
sThe county court has not been
asked to contribute to the cost ot
this road U being built solely to
benefit private property, but, It In
understood, application has been
made for the repair and strengthen
Ing ot the bridges 'between Selma and
Grants Pass thaf the auto truck!
may make delivery at main Una
points, from which through rate
east apply.
About 20 big trucka will be busy
this summer on the chrome haul and
with the considerable force of miners
to he employed will prove chrome a
big pay-roll asset. ; ;
leading and hauling equipment la
to be built elonx tbe Southern Pa
cific tracka at Grants Pass, and the
set of track scales now toeing built
near the passenger depot, i will ha
made use of.