Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, June 07, 1917, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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    DAILY EDITION
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aiUVTf PAM, JOSEPniNE COIWTT, OREGON , THURSDAY, Jt'NB T, I1T
WHOLK jrVXBER SOTaV
HAIG WINNING
IN PHI
OFFENSIVES
AfrTKK TWKXTY-DAY llWiT 11RIT
IHH ARK POUNDING AWAY AT
GKRMAN LUtlCS
ille of Tmnrlmi and Several Im
purlaut Town Won by UalUuit
Tommies In Determined lUuh .
London, June 7.---Oeiieral llaig's
report today Indicates that lis hss
agala started a powerful, determined
offensive drive, and no fir II has
n(ll decided success.
From the North sea to Hie Franco
Uvlglan frontier the entenla allies
tod, the Qermana are engaged In ar
tillery duels, which are especially
violent around Dlxmude and between
Steenatraat and llat-Sas and In the
region of Wytsrhaste, aouth of
Ypres. On the north bank of the
Scarpe river to the cant of Arras the
British have raptured (lertnsn
irenenea ovar a front or about ai
tulle and made Hi prlaonera.
Intense fighting la In progress
over a front of nine mllea along the
Messlnes-Wyschaotte urn-tor. 80 far,
reiioru from the front Indicate that
the Drltlah are making progrriu) all
uliiug the line.
Today'a activities follow about 20
days nf comparative Idleness. "There
la little doubt but that llalg hai
taken the offenalve In a general way
and a period of severe fighting la
looked for. llulg reiiorts thai aroundd
(ircenluml hill hi troopa had gained
ery o"..Joctle.
A lain report comlug In t li in af
ternoon staled thiil, Hal Im cap
tured .Maaslnas ami a acorn of other
important point nnd that hie prls
onora would reach a total of (our
flgurea.
Ilrltlnh seaplane hud successful
ly bombed Herman aerodomea at
Nlnw Munater. One ahed waa lilt
and severs! bomba fell near . ma
chines. IS
Toklo, June 7. General Me Shi
liun, loailor or the Anhwel rebola,
declared yeaturday that the revolu
tion would be at an end within a
fortnight, lie alao predict that at
that time the Chinese, parliament
will declare war on (iermany. lie
assorts that the rofuaal of President
LI to follow a wnr policy haa caused
all the trouble.
The military governor of Anhwel
Tuesday declared that President Lt
Yuan Hung muat dlamlaa parlia
ment forthwith or he would have to
go. It the president yield, he will
he allowed to retain hl office; other-
wine Han Bhlh Chang, former socre-
tary of stale, will bo mado presl
!! lit.
He denied that monarchy would bo
icatorod but admitted that General
Cluing Hmtn, the fnrmur military
xovornor of Anhwol whs pluntilng to
overthrow the president In favor of
the old Munrhii dynnst.v.
XK J tll.KD IX HHtTLAND
KOH FAIM'HM TO HIXIIHTKH
Vnrtland, .lune 7. Ontclnla today
' wore chocking up thrt large lists of
Oregon men who registered yesler
day for selective drnft,
A man named David Coroff, Port
land, a Russian, aged at, Is believed
to be the only mnn In Jail In Oregon
for refusing to register. Coroff told
tho police early In the day he would
not register and when the booth
closed ha was arraitad.
ARE MAHKG SUBSTANTIAL GAINS
BAKER
11
fin
lies
IMunia From Mate Klertion Are In
Hliowlng four (Hit of Seven Meaa
urea Have IWhii Adored
Portland, J una 7. With all Ore
gon counties reporting save the final
reuorts from Orant, Wheeler and
Washington, the following results on
the seven atate measures are shown.
Port Indebtedness carried by 11.-
691.
limiting bills In legislature da
feated by 61,127.
Implied repeal defeated by 20,876.
Uniform tax adopted by MM.
Merger of olty and at at elections
carried by IMS!.
New penitentiary defeated by 20,.
62$.
16.000.000 road bonds carried by
17.280.
In the Portland city election Geo.
t Maker defeated Will H. Daly for
mayor by 1,5H votes A. I,. Bar
ber, the present city auditor, and
John M. Mann, a printer who waa a
member of the last legislature, have
been elected city commissioners.
Of the various local measures voted
upon In the Portland election, the
following were adopted: Jitney
bonda; antl-ploketlng ordinance ( by
a majority of 402); trackless car
Noa. 1, 2. 3; and 4; Marquaiu gulch
playground; grain elevator bonds;
redemption of bonds and sewer cost
ordinance.
The following local meuaure were
defeated: Amldon charter; two pla
toon aayatem for fire department;
free use of streets by Jitneys; tele
phone merger; Shepherd charter.
garbage collection; street extensions
and eliminating grade crossings.
Portland. June 7. Adjutant Gen
eral White's estimate yesterday of
7&.000 registration for Oregon will
not be reached y nearly 10.000. The
total will not exceed 66,000 It Is
thought.
KEETIffilMB
Springfield, Mo., June 7. The
Keel kidnapping mystery Is clear
ing, but becoming more complicated.
Police ofllclnls believe that. In the
attempt to kidnap C. A. Clements a
wealthy Jeweler of this city, they
have a link In an extensive plot
which, according to the allvgod con
fessions of some of the psrtlos un
der arrest, takes on a German, anti
American tinge. ,
George Walker, a taxi driver was
arrested by the police tonight.
Walker's arrest was the seventh of
the mystery since Inst night. In none
of tho alleged confessions made by
persons under arrest In connection
with the plots, has a connection with
the Kent kidnapping been found, but
developments that will shed some
light on the case are expected soon.
The five men and one woman held
before Walker's arrest all are rhnrg
ed with attempting to kidnap Clem
ents. The alleged confession also
connect them with a plot to kidnap a
htthy here nnd a St. Uxils munitions
maker.
WhnreuliiMils of the Keet baby to
night still wna as grent a mystery as
at nny time since he was mlsand one
week ago.
limTAIN IS PKKPAIttNG
FOR POST-HEM.I'M TKADK
London, Juno 7. Great llrltuln la
already preparing for tho trado-wnr
which will follow coaaiitlou of hos
tilities, A Drltlah trade corporation
capltnllKod ut 10,000,000 pounda tins
boon formed to finance large over
aeaa contracta after. the war, It will
furnish financial aaslatance to obtain
and execute orders abroad.
London, June 7. The war cabinet
ha appointed Lrd Northrllfte as
head of the British war mission In
the United fltatos, In succession to
Arthur James Balfour, who la to re
turn to hi duties at the foreign
office.
SLOWNESS IS 1
THREATENING
FOOD SUPPLY
ALU KM AUK CLAMORING VOU
MORK FOOD L'.VDKR PRKKWntK
PROM PKOPLE
President Wllwm and Kood Director
Hoover Plead Jttr Early Action on "
Food Control BUI
Washington, June 7. The leaders
of both parties In congress have
U urned their attention to the press
ing problem of food supply control.
Both President Wilson and Poou
Director Hoover have warned con
greaa against the action of allied na
tions who will be compelled to come
Into the American market and bid
against each other for fooddstnffs
thus raising the price to Impossible
figures, unless something is done and
done soon to prevent It.
Men her regard this aa the moat
serious problem ahead. England's
clamor for mora food are growing
louder day by day. Prices In Eng-.
land are climbing. Laborers are de
manding governmental action and
are becoming; more and more Insis
tent upon It.
Both Hoover and Prealdent Wll.su
are Insisting that adequate machin
ery ahall be put Into effect at once to
enable the government to cope witb
this altuatlon. Hoover has declar
ed himself as opposed to the govern
ment'a setting fixed prices.
Individual members of congress
are being bombarded with letters de
manding governmental - action for
food control bill. The committee Is
sitting constantly and It - la be
lieved that the bill will be reported
out next week.
HUrT IN IH TTK OVKR
A YTMtrXilHT RATIOS
Butte, Mont., June 6. This city
waa one of the few In the nation
which ataged a serious opposition to
war registration. About 600 men
and women started a parade to ex
press their opposition to registration.
Troops broke up the parade and a
dash followed but the crowd quick
ly broke up. The city Is under mar
tial law.
81'KNCK WONT DISCI 88
' ROAD BOND KLHCTION
Oregon City, June 7. No state
ment concerning the result of tbe
election of Tuesday on the road bond
moasure will be forthcoming from
C. K. Spence, state master of the
Oregon grange, until next week. The
state master said that the annual
grange meeting would be held In As
toria beginning next Tuesday, and at
this session he would give his views.
JOLIET PRISONERS .
OVERSTEP LIBERTY
Jollot, 111., June 7. A. U Howen,
acting wnplnn of the state prison, to
day declared the mutiny here yester
day was due to the iprlHoners' receiv
ing too much llliorty. When thoy
overstepped their privileges, ho said,
and itn attempt wna made to curb
thorn, they rebelled. '
llowon charged that women, posing-
sb welfare workers, had been
visiting the prison freely and writ
ing Improper letter to the Inmate.
An order prohibiting any visitor ex
cept relatives . precipitated the
trouble.
The destruction of property, re
sulting from five (Ires let by 'the
convict, was placed at $20,00,
ABOUT
HALF
ASKING FOR
EXEMPTION
WAR REGISTRATION ! SHOWS
MANY ; WHO J THINK THXT
BHOL'LU Bit KXCTSKD
VERY FEW FAILED TO REGISTER
Reourte Are Being TatmUted
Plana Made for Determining Who
Hlutll lie Ksempird by Hoard
Washington, June 7. Return
that are reaching Provost Marshal
General Crowder Indicates that loose
rilling in tbe exemption clause in
war registrations through the coun
try would exceed 50 per cent of the
total registration.
The official figures were too scant
for an accurate estimate of the total
of the men who have registered. The
firm reuo'rta showed that the census
bureau eitlmates of eligible had not!
been equalled, but of this, it wa
pointed out that one or two cities
alone had exceeded the estlmatea
which tbe census bureau had made.
Aa most of the claims for exemp
tion were on tbe grounds of depen
dents these claims will be sifted care
fully by local boards., The adminis
tration haa decided definitely against
wholesale class exemptions, such as
farmers, shipbuilders, munition
workers, etc., but will place the
power to determine each individual! de8crlptloM tto to pwCede
case on ita merits in each county u. end of the world are not being
reg.eirauon oosro.
Message, from governor. .11 over
w.e .ounlr, .uu-u
relatively few slackers to be dealt
..in. A.resoy toe macmuery
government Is moving to bring these
few to reckoning.
Already crowaer s omce is nana
ing over to the department of Justice
report, reacning 11 on sm-n aiacaer..
A. the registration figure, came in
iunigni, me wutk ui irv!iuK iui
the next great step proceeded with
out Interruption. Already the regu
lations which will govern exemptions
are virtually complete. It is prob-
able that a few days will se .work
of assembling the board In each com
munlty under way.
Oregon', first unit In the Eighth
Regiment Engineers, being mobllIxed
for Immediate duty in Prance, went
Into service thl. morning, when a de
tachment of 60 men, under com-
1 , I Y T J.A J nr V n . .
umua ui vap(uiu naruiu tt, iuuui.
will leave Portland to report at Am-!
erlcan lake.
Within the next few daya the re-
malnder of the companies being or-j
ganixed In Portland, with Captain
Kenneth Hauser, will receive orders
for mobilisation at
the American
lake camp.
Hauser -has been designated D,
with Cuptaln Young'e company as E.
The organisation of Company K
takes' as Its officers four well
known Portland men: Caiptaln Young,
.BRlstant engineer of the O.-W.R. ft
X.; First Lieutenant T. W. Saul, dl -
vision engineer of the O.-W. R. &
N.; First Lieutenant C. K. Smith,
ibridge engineer of S., P. & S.; and
Second Lieutenant Preston tKiano, Ultimate authority rests In a par
tteneral manager of the California &liament of SIS members, elected by
Oregon Const railroad at Grants
Pass.
ITALIANS FORCED TO
OIVR SOMK GROl'ND
London, June 7. In the Austro
Itallan theater, the Italian have
been forced to give ground before
violent attack by the Auatrlan
south of Jamlano, near the head of
the Ouir of Trieste. The Vienna
war office claim the capture of 271
Italian officers and 6,500 men In this
fighting.
7 IT'S ITALY
WITH LABOR
Socialist-Controlled Railway I'nioaa
Are Demanding Terns Which
WoauM Practically Tleq R R.
Rome, Jon 7. There are prom
ise of serious labor troubles ahead
for Italy.
The already bad situation baa
been further complicated by the re
quest on tbe part of the .railway
onion for substantial Increase of.
salary and a number of change
In tbe rules governing the service.
Acceptance by tbe government of
only a few of the otifons' demand
would amount to a complete surren
der of the state railway system to
the worklngmea.
In political circles the firm atti
tude assumed toy the railway union
I regarded aa a more on the part
or the socialist party, which con
trols tbe unlona, tending to para
lyze or greartljr hinder war move
aa well aa to create embarrassment
to the goverament
SWAFMST01
SHIP OVER KANSAS
Chicago, June 7. The tornado
which awept four state Tuesday
night has left a toll of 32 known
dead, 200 Injured and a property loss
that 1 estimated at over 12,000,000.
I Kansas City, Mo., June 7. The
j people of Kansas and Missouri are
i berlnnlns to wonder If the arrlntnral
unam to tbe8e dayg of 8torm
j mQn MQrml
The third destructive aeries of
j tornadoi wlthn the ,Mt three week
1 wept across portions Of Kanaas and
Mlggour, BlghL port, to date
,ghow moM thn 15 were WUe ,
Missouri and nine in Kansas. The
number nf Inlured tlajt reached an.
. rtrnmalalv 15 ,..,.. of
j the pr01erty damag0 p)ace !t tny.
where from $1,000,000 to K.000,
000. The greatest loss of lire apparent
ly was in Boone county. Mo., where
11 rwrannl nArtthAd Tfl Carroll.
Roy count,e8 fouV m
j dead. .
i The greatest loss of life at any
1 single point waa at Centralla, Mo
Five died In the destruction of about
j 50 houses within the city and two
j were killed nearby. Reports early
tonight indicated that many persons
were Injured In nearby towns and
the surrounding country.
t At StnrlnirftAM aAVnn VArA killed.
i A w)m 0her
: . . . A( r
tral City, Ky five are known to
; have been killed and 20 other In
i Jured.
FULL GOVERNMENT
- -
Petrograd, June 7. The occu
'pant of Kronstadt, immense tort
1 res. guarding this city on Its sea
ward side, have organized a full se-
cession government and are exercls
, tng all the functions usually ascribed
jto any Independent nation. It has
, refused to recognise any authority
over It on the part of the provisional
; Russian republic.
I the soldiers, sailors and workmen,
j with three representatives of each so-
clallst organisation and three women
factory hands, who ere said to be ex
tremely active social worker and en -
thuslastlo propagandist.
The supreme executive Is a govern
ing council of SO members; of whom
20 are soldiers and sailor, and the
remainder are workmen, Including
one woman, who wa elected from
among the factory hands.' and alao
one representative each of the local
socialist organisation.
UfifJER WAY
CITIZENS START WORK OF MOBI-
UZraO DOLLARS BEH7JTD AM
ERICA'S VKW ABUT
JOSEPHS MUST DO HER BT
Ten Teams of Five Men Each Will
Cover This County Aa Part of .
. Xatiota-wld Crunpaiga
Josephine county campaign for the
Bed Cross is on. , , ,
- At a veil attended meeting held
last evening at the Chamber of Com
merce rooms, plans were Initiated to
raise, daring the week of June it
23, the sum of $4,000 as Joawphlbw
county's quota in the nation-wide
movement to raise $100,000,000 for
war relief work. The quota assign
ed to Portland I $200,000 and to
the balance of the state outside of
Portland, $400,000. The meeting
last night was a part of the Oregon
campaign.
A report of the conference held
at Portland last Monday was (brought
to the local meeting by Dr. Leagh
ridge, who had been summoned to
Portland to gam first-hand know
ledge of the needs for the fnad and
best methods for prosecuting the
campaign. ''.
, Dr. Loughrtdge'a report Includes a
suggested plan for the local cam
Pal ca which had Men found efficient ;
in other cities. Much of thl plan
has been adopted by the local com
mittee. The plan Include, the appointment
of a campaign manager for the coun
ty. At the meeting last night Sam
H. Baker, cashier of the Josephine
County bank, waa selected a cam
paign manager.
The work is to be divided among
10 teams, each team to consist of
five men. Bach team Is to have .a
captain and each captain Is to select
his four team mates. The 10 cap
tains selected at last night's meet
ing are: Frank Maahbnrn. Dr. 8.
Loughrldge.' Prank C. Bramwell,
Fred A. Williams, Dr. Ed. By water,
3eo. C. Sabln, T. P. Cramer, W. P.
Qulnlan, L. M. Booxer and C. ' R.
Demaray. .-
Other feature of the plan Include
a complete listing of the business
houses, business men and citizens
generally first of Grants Pass and
(Continued on Page 4)
EVERYTHING FRENCH
Paris, June 7 We are not making
war solely against the French army
and French territory but against
Frenchmen generally, young women,
children and everything that be
long to the French blood and race."
This Is what the Uerman com
manding officer In Noyon told Sen
ator Noel, mayor of Noyon, before
the Germans sacked the town. Short-.
ly (before the destruction egan, the
commander summoned Noel and de
manded that he name specific in
stances of senseless atrocities and
vandalism committed by the katser'a
Ltroops.
Noel put In 15 minutesthe time
allowed naming Instance after In
stance with full details. The crime
charged Included rape, burglary, as
sault, arson and murder.
After having listened, the comman-
1 der excused such conduct by aaylng
his countrymen were warring against
"French blood and race." On of
the instances cited wa the case of
little Andre Labot, a child who waa
beaten with a cane for falling to
salute an officer, then forced to
, salute a dummy draped with a Urn,
j man uniform until he fell exhausted,
'and finally bayonetted and killed.
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