Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 19??-1918, July 02, 1917, DAILY EDITION, Image 1

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    DAILY EDITION
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MIGHTY OFFENSIVE BY
RUSSIANSJS STARTED
Wtr Minister Keressky Icfcrcs Presicr Amy b Ready
z:d Fierce Battle 1$ Ccsmenced Io GsHcb With
7 One Town ted 8000 Priscseri fcjfcrd
Petrograd, July 2. The long-x-gcted
offensive by the Russian army
under the new democratic regime
?m started yesterday end Is being
eoatiaued vigorously today.
Tho war offlct In 1U ofllclal state
Bant today reports hssvy artillery
flra alone tha Oallola front, Thla
re, pf great Intanalty, haa (men
maintained for mora than 14 hours.
During yesterday and today over
1.800 Germans bar been msde prj
onara along the Oallola front.
Petrograd,' July 1. Lata tbla af
ternoon tba announcement was
FIVE HOUR BATTLE
Fl
An Atlantlo Port, July I. The Elder-Dempster
liner, Aksbo, Frldar
evening sank one of four suurasr
.j(liee In a running fight of (We ho-irs.
the paaMifgers returning tt. tills pari
"on bar say, ., , .
Tha liner evaded the German gun
fire and torpedoes. One of the Aka
boa' shots destroyed the periscope
- and tha next shot struck tor, huJLat
' the submarine fairly. There was an
explosion followed by the sinking of
tha submarine.
The three remaining sirbmsrlnes
pursued the liner until dawn, the
psasengers said.
The Cunard liner Ansonls haa been
torpedoed but not sunk. The ves
sel was towed Into port with all on
board safe.
TO GIVE GROUND
Romo, via London, July 2. (Orn
ish Admiralty per Wireless.) The
Vj office announces that the Itnl
lai advance posts were wlthilrswi
Isat night from Agnello rnns on tho
front below Trent owing to the pro
longed and violent bonibnrdmnnt h
1h Austrian.
The Itnllana still hold the fasten)
and of tho pass.
M MJ.UUANH CAM, FOR
UEIUIANS TO COMMAND
Berne, July 2. Fear that General
Scrrall, commanding the allied ex
peditionary force In Macedonia, nuiy
ho proimrlng general offensive has
led Bulgarian army chiefs to ask the
German gonoral. Von Mnckonson, to
lrHlila at a general war council, nc
oordlng to dispatches received here
today from riulKiirlit.
WFFH.UJISTS AUK PLANNING
1MM1CNNK M.H8 MEETING
Washington, .luly 2. Tlntro were
noutlirenhs In the threatened rum
fCTn of suffrage "frlghtfuliuW 1
day. At the "Uttlo White lljuno'
headquarters of tho militants thero
whs an ominous quiet. Plans wore
being Inld for a gigantic mass meot-
'Ing tonight nt which the sufTruglHts
planned to lay their whole case be-
,foro the people of Wushlnglnn,
V-IIOATH HIN'K AXOTIIRIt
I1KJ Itl'HSI.AN WIIOONKK
CTintham, N. B., July 2. The Rus
sian schooner Slhens, 823 tons, from
ttadlx for this port, with a rsrgo ofj
wilt, has been sunk by ft Gorman j
wiibimtrlne, according to cable nd
vlceti today, . , , I
mada hare that Russian troops hare
taken tha town of KomlaJthy. '. A
stream of prlsonars are coming be
hind tho llnaa hourly. .
War Minister Keraneky haa form
ally called upon Premier Lvoff to In
form him that the long deferred of
fensive haa baan started.
Waahlngton, July 1. The Russia
offensive In Oallola la probably tha
beginning of a general offensive all
along the line. .'The stats depart
ment was Informed a ahort time ago
that the 81a army waa being or
ganised for resumption of a gen
eral attack.
PRUNE CHOP POOR,
PRICKS ARK HIGH
Portland, July 2.Northwet
prune prospects are far below ex
pectations and, with the market
it uadlly r growing stronger In tone,
the 1(1? crop wiu'probably be fsr
undr the till yield., Prune buyers
are In the field and a fsw contracts
are toeing signed up at I centa a
pound. Most of the growers, are not
snxltfus to contract their output and
want cents s pound, orchard run,
which la higher than ths buyers sre
wilting to pay now.
mftim-itx Annual '
WATKR CELEBRATION
Hoqulnm, Wssh., July J.The an
nual Grays Hortoud Splnah celobra
tlon opened here today and will end
Wedneaday, July 4th. Water sports,
carnival shows, pavement dances and
a eoccer football game are the feat
ures of the three-day program. Bls
hop Matt 8. Hughes, of Portland,
will deliver the patriotic oration on
Wednesday and the Hoqiilam Choral
socloty and a chorus of 1,000 school
children will slag patriotic sonRs.
Record attendance opening dsy Is de
clared to forecast unusual attendance
during the entire celebration.
WIFE-HEATER SENTENCED
TO DUCKING IN RIVKIt
, Kansss CJty, Kan., July 2. George
Martin was sentenced to 100 days In
the workhouso for bentlng his wife
snd the patrolmen who took him
there were Instrsctod to stop st the
Kaw river and duck Martin under
tho water three times,
SPAIN AIJXWS GERMAN
SI'HMARINR TO DEPART
Madrid, July 2.p-The Gorman sub
marine which took refuge In the har
bor of Cadis has lort port following
the promise of the Gorman govern
ment that It will go direct to a Ger
man port Ibofore committing any fur
ther act of war.
TAKE GOOD TUMBLE
Chicago,, July 2. Practically
every foodstuff on the market has
taken a sudden and decided tumble
In urlce.
Votntoos wore down to $2.25 a
bushel wholesale, for now, a drop of
1 1 . r 0 In a week. Fresh vogetabioB
wore down prdiiortlonntoly. Canned
goods were off 15 to 20 per cent.
Charles Paosuh, director . of the
('hlciiRo Master Bakers' association,
predicted an addition of 6 ounces to
the 10-cent lonf of bread s a result
of lower flour prices,
Coal dealers reported cancellation
of orders' from largo consumers ow
ing to the administration declsrlng
a reduction. In fuel prices,
uhut roam, josephine county,
mm ii
FIRST ROUND
SENATE FJGHT
AO RICtLTV RA Li COMMITTEE
VOTBS, TO PROHIBIT MANU
FACTURE SPIRITS
LEAVE IR-WIE-TO Iffl
all Articles Entering Into Clothing
Brought ruder Effect of Control
Mascara "-
Washington, July 2. Ths senate
today amended tho food control bill
so aa to Includt cotton and all Its
products. Tba vote was 41 to S3.
Thsa tba senate voted to include
wool. Skins, bides and thread pro
ducts, thus placing control over all
wearing apparel, Including shoes.
Tha dry who oppose- the elimin
ation of wine and beer from tha bill,
won tha Brat round In ths senate to
day. After a long conference, the
ssnate agricultural committee voted
to reject the amendment offered by
Senator Chamberlain prohibiting the
manufacture of all Intoxicating li
quor during the war and Immedi
ately afterward agreed to the Oore
substitute prohibiting the mannLu.
lure of spirituous liquors but placing
tha regulation of iteer and wa In
the hands of tha, president. . ,,
WILSON TAKES HAND
IN COAL-PRICE TASK
Washington, July I. Tha presl
dent has taken a hand In the at
tempt to eliminate the dangers from
mingling patriotism wtth profit
taking.
President Wilson Is dissatisfied
with last week's price-fixing agree
ment with the coal operatora and
haa suspended the prices therein
agreed upon. As the matter now
stands, tho whole thing Is held In
abeyance until the president can In
vestlgate tha situation thoroughly.
RUSSIANS ARK AGAIN
MAKING OFENSIVE ATTACKS
Berlin, via London, July 2. Rus
sian activity in, East Oallcla. the war
office announced today, Indicates that
attacks are contemplated. ,
Strong Russian destructive fire,
the German general staff reports, hss
been maintained from the Lemberg
Brody railway to tho south of Bras
exany. COST $4,800 TO SELL
OMR 1IOTTI-R OF MQl'Olt
Burlington, Vt., June 80. It cost
8ollmnn Zccklnd Just $4,300 to sell
one bottle of liquor here. Sollman
has a saloon, but under the law ho
Is not allowed to sell anything to be
drunk sway from the premises. Ho
broke tfils law, and thereby forfeits a
$3,000 bond, gives up a $1,000 li
cense and pays a flnoof $300. He
la barred from ever selling liquor
ngAln.
TXS ANGELES FREIA IX)Ult
SHARP EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS
U Angolns,' July 2, Four sharp
earthquake shocks wore felt in the
southern part of the city here lute
yesterday. Telephone niella Jnnglod
and dlBbos rattled, so sevoro was the
lust tenrblor. No dnmnjre was done.
UNIFORMS TO UK WORN
BY NAVY AND MARINES
Washington, July 2. Beginning
July 4, all navy and marine corps
oltlcers And enlisted men will ihe re
quired to wear tholr uniforms. This
rule will apply to navy and marine
corps officers on duty In the navy de
partment and to all those on tooaro.
ship at navy yards or other places.
oiikoon, ; MONDAY, nix a,
EXEMPTIONS
AREOlfllirJED
BY PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT WILSON ISSUES PRO
CLAMATION PITTING ARMY
j . draft urro effect
EXCUSE CLASSES FROM SERVICE
Local Board Will Pass I'poa Kxemp
Uoa Claims With aa appeal Right
to Higher Tribunal
Washington, July . President
Wilson has created and put Into mo
tion tha gigantic machinery for drsft
lng tha naw rsaarva way.
Ha Issued a proclamation today
fixing the general classes of men
free from servlca; establishing the
exemption board and fixing their
dntlaa
The following clsssea are exempt:
Men Irresponsible to Industries
necessary for tba maintenance of the
military establishment or for the na
tional Interest
Men with dependent relatives.
Men it well recognised religious
acta whose creeds forfcld the carry
ing of arms.
State or federal officials.
Men who are a part of the army or
navy establishments.
. Aliens without first cltltenshlp pa
pers. Subjects of Germany.
;; Pilots or mariner In the mer
chant marina. , :' ,
Criminals snd 'those morally de
ficient i
The authority of deciding which
men are Indlspenslble, Is placed In
the hands of local district boards.
The entire burden of proof for ex
emption Is placed upon claimants but
there will be an appeal allowed to
a proper tribunal..
It Is provided In the regulations
that any claimant for exemption must
file an affidavit setting forth why
he makes such claim. This affidavit
Is to (be hesrd toy the local board's
decision may be either absolute or
final. It Is provided In the regula
tions also that a temporary dis
charge may be granted, which may
be revoked when the conditions
which make such discharge advisable
shall no longer obtain.
FOUR ARE DEAD IN
SEVERE RACE RIOTS
East St. Louis. Julv 2 Race rlnt-
lnbeyond the control of police and
the state militia broke out here this
afternoon.
Three negroes were killed within
IS minutes In the very heart of the
city. Sixteen militiamen were dis
armed and hooted at by the mob.
All saloons have been ordered
closed. One white man, William
Key soy, was shot as he stood before
his store, and died shortly thereaf
ter. Tho trouble grows out of the at
tempt to uso outside negroes In fac
tories bore which Is iMttorly roaont
ed ihy local whites. ' .
MEXICANS RAID TEXAS
TOWN AND MAKE ESCAPE
Larodo, Tcxbb, July 2. Four
.Mexican bandits crossed to the Am
ork'un side, raided a ranch nosr Za
pata and held up a store nt Zaimta.
securing $200 Thursday ' night, bri
gade hendquartors announced today,
A detachment of United States sot
dters was dispatched (n pursuit, but
tho 'bandits reached the Mexican side
safely,
Now Brighton, Ststen Island,
July 2. -William Winter, famous s
a dramatic, critic, died Saturday nt
his home here, of angina pectoris.
He was 81 years old.
iit
Fcrcsr Anst to TLrca
Peking, July 2. Hauaa Tang,
former emperor, baa announced his
wseeealon to tho throne. Martial
law has been proclaimed throughout
tha empire and President LI has
been ordered to relinquish all claim
to authority. ' . .
For the time being at least, the
monarchists are la control of the sit
uation. What the next turn in
LEAPS FOCR STORIES
TO DEATH ON PAVEMENT
aaaasNBssasassssi
SeatUe, July t. Tearing falmseH
from the grasp of hospital attendants
here this afternoon, W. J. Braarly
leaped from the fourth story "window
of a hospital to his death.
EXPECT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT
SHIPS WILL BE TAKEN OVER
Washington, Jnly 2. The depart
ment of commerce is expected to Is
sue aa announcement that all ship
owners should he prepared for a re
quisitioning of, their vessels by the
government before long.
JAP PROPOSES TRADE
Tokio, July 2. The proposal that
Japan should negotiate with the
United States for an exchange of the
Philippine Islands for the South See
Islands which Japan haa taken from
Germany during the present war.
was made in the Japanese parliament
by Kotaran Mochtsuki.
INVESTIGATING EXPLOSION
IN COLORADO POWDER PLANT
Trinidad, Colo., July 2. Investi
gation was under way today to de
termine the cause of the explosion
of 12,000 pounds of blsck powder
that resulted In the death of five em
ployes In the Dupont Powder com
pany's plant at Augusta, near here,
Friday.
TESTING HOMING PIGEONS
" FOR WAR-UBE ABILITIES
Los Angeles, July 2. Eight prtxe
homing pigeons owned by the Old
Fort Homing club of Fort Wayne,
Ind., will be released, here tomor
row on one of the longest bird ,
flights ever attempted. Should the j
birds reach their .destination they I
may be turned over to the war de-l
partment for use In Europe.
C01iORAI0 LEGISLATURE
WILL MEET HARD TASKS
Denver, Colo., July 2. When the
Colorado general assembly meets
here In July In a special war session.
It will foe asked to authorize cities'
and towns of the state to establish
municipal coal yards, bakeries and
grocery stores.
T!
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Wsshlngton, July , 2. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Sunday, Issued by the weather bu
reau today, were:
Paolflo StatesGenerally fair;
normal temperature.
Mrs. Amy Booth Holmes and son
went to Ashland this morning.
WHOLE NUMBER
tea tefcl Br Ear
Chinese Involved aSaiia wiu be is
hard to predict tut that trotfbla is
ahead seems certain.
Washington, July . 2. The state
department haa received dispatches
announcing that Chinese moaareh
lsts have dislodged President Li and
re In control of the Chinese gov.
eminent
XKW RCBSIAN FLAO
IS MUCH LIKE OLD
New York, July 2. Members, of
the Russian committee In thla city,
formed to welcome the Russian com
mission, say the red flag of the so
cialists first -used aa the flag of free
Rossis, has (been replaced again y
the white, hlue and red flag of tha
old regime. . The imperial emblem, a
black eagle on a yellow field, hsa
been removed, however.
ACTUAL PAVLiO WILL
' ; START TUESDAY NEXT
Pendleton. Ore., July 2. Actual
Isylng of 'hot stuff" on the Wild
Jlorss road out of Pendleton will
tart Tuesday of next week, accord
Tag Co announcement mad today by
the Warren Construction company,
which received the contract yester
day from the state highway commis
sion. LOANS TO ALLIES ARE
MORE THAN A BILLION
Washington. July 2. The trees
ury today loaned $10,000,000
to
Great Britain, making a total loan
to that country of $580.000. tv
since the war and a grand total of
$1,018,000,000.
Ill
MIT ABA DRY
Tokio, June 10. (By mail)
Several million of Japanese whose
livelihood depends directly or indi
rectly, on the tea Industry are today
rooting for a "bone dry" America.
The connection between the tea
fields of Nippon and the brass rail
of the United 8tatea lent as vague
at It appears, for George F. Mitchell,
supervising tea examiner of the U.
S. treasury department, who Is In the
Orient Inspecting the tea Industry,
has made the statement that the big
ooom In America's tea consumption
may be due to the spread of the pro
hibition wave.
In 1918, according to Mitchell.
America drank 109,600,000 pounds
of tea and la consuming more of the
(beverage every day. Tea from Jap
an Is the most popular In America.
orty-two an two-tenths per cent
of the tea America drinks comes
from this country and Formosa. And
over one pound of tea Is drunk per
capita In the United States, ssys
Mitchell.
TKMlHUtARY DAM TO SAVE
SO. CALIFORNIA CROPS
Washington, July 2. That $25,
000,000 worth of cropa may be sav
ed In the Imperial valley of Califor
nia, conferees on the food survey bill
today agreed 4o Senator Phelaa'a
amendment authorising the war de
partment to construct a temporary
dam In the Colorado river. The meas
ure now goes to the president fof
his signature. '
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