20? Second ItrMf i.'l ; Medford Mail Tribune SECOND EDITION WEATHER Mjit. n.r, jiiti, hh, ifcflvy Fiimc Tonight; Cooler. Korly flftli Vrnr Dully 'I', tilli Vrnr. 1 MISDFORD. OR BOON, TV KSIM Vt AUL 10, 1.015 XO. if) KAISER IK 1 EFFORTS TO SE IZE CZAR'SFORTRESS Baltic In Process for Ossowclz Near Prussian Frontier, Indication Re newal of Attack Upon Warsaw From North Fierce Stnilc Con tinues In Biikowlna. FAMOUS EDITOR DEAD BRITISH LEADER SURE OF DRIVING GERMANS BACK CONGRESSMEN ARE TO BE QUIZZED DURING VACATION i General French Says: "I Know When the Time Comes Wc Can Break TliroiiQli tl'c Germans" French Successes Give Promts Iro Opening for Sprliiu Campalun. NELSON ORDER RGHT FOR HONESTY Willi. Illi li'o 'lull llmill. iiiitilulinr . ..... . .. - .... -. I " " "' LONDON, Apui in. "1 lit (l.-nniiiiMif . KM . , ( ih .S(,r, uli. .lie! nllncl; on Him I'iishimu Iniros in Hie this morning, north, nenrwie Pnumiini frontier, was lemiined volonlnv ami iinnthcr Imt lit1 i ill plOglCSS I'lll' lilt' pilHSCSsioll nf Ilic impnilnnt IiikIiiii furlii" nf Onuclr. Tin1 iiIiiiiiiIiiiiiih'iiI "f Hit' I'mmcr lce til' tlii 1'iiihvMri w.. in Icrpictcd in I'ctiogniil ns iiidicn'iin. lliitl Hie German IiiiiI i-i en up llicir ntti'tiii( lo In fill; tlinitiuh tin' Russian lino nf dofonst' tuiil nihinii'ii on War saw from tin uiiilli, Imt il i nnw uid neini-nfficiallv al Hit' Russian niiitfil Hint (lit invader linvt' hmiiuht tip linMilxfn niul begun a new ImmiiIiii rt - IHflll, 0( nf , ) lll'IIMrtll hil-p' bat- It'licn in nitl In have been diiiiiiiK''d badly liv tln ItiiHxjuii kii. Siege limit Damaged Tlit' fiilliiiviwf (tciui-nfficinl slnlo iiii'iit imtiii'il nt I'i'tiouriiil hint nighl i enntnined i a ilUpnli'li In tlu Rou ter Telegram I'litiiimiiy. ''Omiiu'i'Ix whh lioiiiliiinli'il lliriiiiMliniil Intlitv (Sunday) by eight iiifh hnwitrere. Tho nrliltorv of the firln replied, 'eriiilv ilninngiug one of lln enemy's slego butteries. Tin' Getninnn Irit'il In send Tour Tiro niftw iiiriiint llii fori', liuf Ihoy hcii' mink "In Dm ri'ttlnn of .Jeilwnhnn there who nctlvi' fiulit iiitf in tin' lienehe, ilnrintr which bomb-throwers wcr ii-cd." Five independent Aultiiiu nimio ni npo-ntiiitf along tln Cunmthinii fnnil. It ia itlil also lluil Emperor illlatm ptinniniiHv i mincrvisiiii; the wnik of the general staff. Fighting In ItiiUnwliiii A fierce struggle I'liiiliiiui'H in llu- kowiun, m rilinjr In a dispatch front lnclinivi. Tin Austrian nro re pin It'll In Iihm' dispatched two armor fit trains nttniiiMt lln Russians nt'nr llnjnnn vo-teiilny. Tht'v won1 nii'l liy n leiririe Tire from tin Russian uitil ler.v. Oiii nf llit'in crawled hack In Cxcrunwitx, badly dniuugrtl, lull the nllii'r w'tiH liltiwn up. AiiHtrian trnapM wlnt'li riilliiwt',1 Hit IrtihiH (lt'livi'roil hvn fiiiinim iilini'k, Inil arc Miiitl In Inn i lici'ii ri'piiUt'il. Tlit ilinpali'h mi.vn Dial four hli'iun-t'l-M IohiIi'iI uilli triiiips. iimiiiniiitioii unit u-nr iniitt'iiiiU for Sctliin pn-i'il Olloiiilii, a Kinaanian lonn on lln' Daiiiilii', yt'olfiilav. Tlit'v wcro loud ly iliccifil li llit K limn ii in iim. LONDON, Apiil I.'!, Fi.'lil M.nxliiil Sir .Inlin IVuiii'Ii'm iiiohii:o lo hii roiniltynii'ii al Inniit' thai "I kti'iu wlitn (hi' liinu I'lmnv for u lo niaki' onryii'iil mow w fan lut'iik IIiumikIi 'tin1 (It'inTiuix," and tin llritUli oyt' !wiliit'MH' hlnii'iai'iit of i.i'nlav that then- n io plain -iii. of tlit "Knulnal Hval.i'iiini; of tlii (It'inian ri'sil!iiii'c I f ft I wm t Wf P-VX I '""' 11 Him i ' I III' I-1 I nil 1 1 i l -in ii' " IIPllM Ml- AlH 5 DI-IT ""' ""'''I'l'l'il ht'ii' iik an intimation I III III 1 JlM I ll f ill 1 1 "'"I Hi'' iri'M'iil Hicmly prt'nrc on SKYWARD I OF BETHLEHEM STEEL CONTINUES NKW YOHIC, Aiiril Ki.- Anolhrr Kpt'flafidar lino in llethli'hfin HIM, wliiili solil up In i:il'u in Ilic firl hour of lotlay'h liusint'sn, a nin of L'l'a poiulH ovor yittnlny'rt i'Iom', nlliaclt'il t'nily atlt'iilion on lotlay's Htock niaiki'l. Wall Htit'd Mill inclined lo tlto lie lit'f that llio movi'int'iit, without par allel in tliu ivt'cut history of llio ox ohaiiKO, is primarily dun to the por Mihtout opposition of tho hIku'1 intcr tihl, loKcthor with tho hiiuill amount of Hlool; availahlo for bpcciiliilivo pur poioH, , Ilclhlclli'iii HloVI roso to 1 12 hrforo noon and then dropped hack four points from itH IiIkIi prioo, Tho on llio maji'l moved fonvanl, largely oh n roHiilt of pimt'o niiiiiuri fiom WiiMliiiiKlon, Tho phenomenal movement llethi lehem Hteel wan xaitl to ho tho pro ourhor of an Important announcement In KlookholdoiK of llio company. Thin, il wiih Mild, would involve an increase uf tho oompaiiyV slock with valuable hiiliHcription lif-hlH. nuiiiiL' llio mid-riCHHinn llethlehem Hleol iiHcended to IIPl.'i, from which il reacted materially, Hales of lletli li'limn Hteel up lo 1 o'clock hnroly ox oocded 20,0(111 Hhurori, Hethlolu'in Hteel v l 1.Vi, a iiiunIiiiiiii) Ki; of il I poinlM, Imt oruut hied away in the final donliiu,'H lo iL'IHy, iceovennH o lU.Vai u net piiu ut only ijs. KANSAS (ITV, Apnl l.t. Kimenil nrrantemt'tilN for William Koekhill NcUoii, editor of (he Star, who died ihU nioriiiiiK, wcro ficiiifi cuniplcted In the fiinuly totlay. .Mr. Nclxon had lici'ii iiuoiuiiH'ioiin xiiico Tlmrdiiy la. Death 'im duo lo iirauuc poiNonin. .Mr. Nt'lsnn'x lal onnfert'iico with hit iifcHiifintf took placo in hi-i lied loom tho dav licforc ho lii'came nil eont'ioiiM. It peitnini'd to tho iiccok nity of keopin up tho fijjht for lion ot election. "That is fundamental for demo, crnlic anvoiiunont," ho Haiti. "I may not hf line lo xec tho fiuht won, Imt tho Star will Huh! on with all its re- fntirccM itntii llio piooonl rotten s.vh t i'iii jm lirokoii down." William KoclJnll NoNon wax foitn tier, owner and editor of tho Kansas City Slur. AHIioukIi he did not cuter tint newspaper business until ho it nearly -HI years old, he brought lo it "noli oiiinnalily, ability ami energy that ho built up one of the greatest nrwmpert of tho conntry, Mr. Nelson was hoi a in I'l. Wavno, linl., ilarcl. 7, IS II. Inlcimo ndininilion for th'e rofonu work of Samuel ,1. Tiblen broudit him into eoiTlact with that real ileuiocrat, and when oul III cais old he became Tilden'i Indiana eauipaiuii manager. His inleicsl in political leatlership made him linn to newspaper wm I; as the hcl way to influence men in the mas. He lioiiubt an interest in the I'l. W.'.mio Sentinel and a luisines" reeise dcteiiiiiiit'd hint to devote all his tunc o jnitinnliMU MINNESOTA T BD INJURED SI'WTTI.K, Wash., April 1:1.-The (Ireat Noll hern Steamship company wiih ndviM'd totlay that its liner Mill nt'sola, which ran on soft pound in tho inland sea of Japan yoslcnluy ami heat sot oral plate, is only night ly ilaiiiaued, She is leakinu' in No. 1 hold, hut llio pumps liavo'lio trouble in keeping tho.waler down. No. 1 and No. 'J holds will he relieved of some of their enrj;o. The Minnesota will he docked at Nagasaki. Probably she will be detained several weeks anil the passengers, will ho forwarded by other vessels'. I lulu events of vaster scope. It is thus expected thai the next three months will be especially iiicinornhli in this war. 0M',iIiik SpilllU ('itlllHllpl Military wiilcrs aie of the opinion that the icpoiled I'lench succcsset hitween the .Mouse and .Moselle an important region strelchiuj: betwcei llio rival forlrossc- of Veiilua and Mel, -hate given it iiomiiiig open ing for tho spring campaign. Tbe.t regard il as the signal for tho general offensive movement which has been awaiting the arrival of adequate, ac cumulations of men, equipment and supplies. Tho suspension nf infantry fighting in this nll-impoitaat Verdun district i has been -uiekly broken down us was expected, by tho gallant 'lennnu at tempt to ircaptuio tho po-ition nt I.oh I'oparges, posMis-ion of which enabled General Joffio to give an other twist to tho screw of tho vise wherewiil, ho hopoH to grip the Ger man position of St, Millie!. The ItiiNsiaii offensive in the Car pathians continues to meet a strenu ous defense on tho part of tho com bined Teutonic armies, and although it appears to bo slowly winning it forward Inward the plains of Hun gary, it has encountered rnoniiotnt difficulties. The Austriaiw have been prepailng their defensive position throughout Die pciiod which has in tervened since tho Kiissiaus first raided this same territory. ltellcvlng tho Pre.sMtro To relievo the pressure on the Ilus- sinus is an additional reason for tho activity of their allies ia the xrt&i, Thoiepoit that Kmperor William per sonally is directing tho operations in the Carpathians is doubted, as in also the rumor from Cologne that l'iold Mtlishal von Hindenbunr has nuked for reinforcements to tho ex lent of .'100,000 men to undertake an- olhor oampaign nguiast Warsaw. It is thought to he far more likely that he will attempt to divert llio attention of tho Russians bv a thrust from the direction of Cracow, i. Ml VIELA1RG0N BAHLE A DRAW GH DID FACE FROM THE "FATHERLAND" After Thirty-six Hours of Continuous Battle, Both Factions Await Rein forcements Villa Has 15,003 Men and Ourcfjon About Same Number Villa Expected to Attack Today. "Ruth 7Tqye , Mist Kulli Astor Xoe, who is or gauiiug the women ot the 4t." con gressional districts ti work tbrougli their coiigresMiien for the federal stiff rage amendment. A PLOTTING TO RECOVER LOST PI MEXICO NKW YOltlC, April l:l. -General Yic'toiiauo Iluerta, fiinaer pioMilcnt of Mexico, began totlay to atteml to the business which brought him to New Yoik, mid which he described a .iST STATUE UNVEILED IN HONOR OF JEFFERSON CI! A11I.0TTKSVI I.I.K, Vii., April in. rounders' day was celebrated at tho University of Virginia today by tho unveiling of a hrniirc statue of Thouiiiis .lefferson, dmio by ICarl Hit ter and iiiesented to tho university I by Charles II. Crane of New York. "personal and family?' Ilic general occupies one of the most expensive suites of the Hotel Aiisonia. Despite Iltteita's assurances on landing csteidny that he would do nothing while here to violate the neu trality of tho I'nited States, it was reported totlay in Mexican circles that important confeicnccs would be hehl hero at once to determine whether tho lime was ripe for Huerla to iuteiTeio in Mexico, rally his old battalions to his supflort anil attempt to put down the factious contending for the oontud of that country. It was saitl that agents of the federal government hero weie keeping a close watch upon Ins movements, A statement given out by Francisco Klias, tho consul general representing tho Carranrn faction here, saitl that lluerta's destination is Yucatan, "wnero ne expect to inaugurate a revolution against Carranza." General Huerla turned over to tho pohco a mysterious box which was supposed to contain candy anil which was handed to him as ho landed. He did not open it, but notified the hotel management. At the police station tho box was opened by an expert in explosives nnd was found to contain a rambling manuscript written by some irresponsible person. WASHINGTON, April 1.1. Hostil itics were expected to bo rosuiiicd to day in the vicinity of Celnyn and Ira ptiato, between the contending .Mex ican armies under Generals Villn nnd Obregon, according to slate depart iik nt advices. George ('. Carothers. Ameiicnu consular agent, who went to Guada lajara to investigate the question of mining taxes, relumed to Villa's beatlqunrters at Irapunto Inst night and sent the state department its first icport on the military situation in that section. He telegraphed that on April 0 nnd 7 there were thirty-six hours of fighting, alter which General Villa decided to nivn't reinforcements, ao.ooo In llattlo More than l.,000 men, officials here estimate, have been gathered nt the front by Villa, nnd be prepared to resume his attack today. General Obregon is believed to have an equal number. Stnte department ndvices given out today say: "Reinforcements nnd ammunition are being sent to General Obregon, who is reported to he still nt Celnyn. "It is reported from Laredo that a Villa force reached Httisnebita, on April 11, and that the Nettvo Laredo jarrison has gone to give battle. "The 'military enmmander nt Aea puleo has sent a mcssnge to General ( arranr.n calling attention to the ser iousness of (he food situation, snying there is urgent need of corn, flour and funds." Slioot Across Ilonlcr Hrigntlier General Kvans reported from the bonier today that sumo shots fell into Laredo, Tex., last night while jubilant Mexicans across the line were celebrating a reported Cnr lanra victory. No one was hurt. The Carrauza agency announced today that a telegram bad been re ceived from General Obregon, dated at Celnyn. today, reiterating his claims of victory over Villa's unity, and snying his troop-, were proceed ing uorthwaid. Prmce "Ertel TViedrich Prince Kilel Fnedrich of Prussia, second son of the kaiser, now with his command in the battlefield. TCSJ SUPREME m OF TRIAL COURT For First Time Supreme Tribunal Passes Upon a Case Upon Its Mer its, Passing Up Technicalities In $30,000 Personal Injuries Case Amount Is Cut to $14,000. FONDA IN FOR PEACE JALK BY TUETON ALLLIES BOMBARDMENT OF MEXICO WORETHAN FRANCE, '93 WOMEN OFF TO ATTEND PEACE MEET AT HAGUE MATAMOROS BEG NS KOMK, April 1.1.-Information in this city is that there is absolutely no bnsis for the report that peace nego tiations under certain conditions are being considered in lterlin. These reports, it is said, nro based upon ignorance of actual conditions 'n the German empire. The nscrtion is made Hint both Germany and Aus tria, particularly the former, have within their borders supplies of ev erything necessary to prolong the war indefinitely. Well-informed Germans in Home declare the determination of the cen tral empires to carry the conflict to the end will become apparent soon when the campaign is resumed with fresh vigor on both fronts, according to plans mapped out by the general staff dining the winter. The some sources of information are authority for the statement that not oulv con Germany provide enough food to sup ply her people, but that she has on hand a plentiful store of supplies for manufacturing onus and ammunition. TANZER LAWYERS FACE INDICTMENTS nnOWNSVII.LB, Texas, April 13. Tho bombardment of tlto Matanto ros trenches by tho Villa army be sieging Matamoros began today. Tho first few shells exploded in tho air above. Matamoros. Only ono cannon appeared to bo In action, Tlto Villa gunners got the rnngo after a few minutes ami rojipetl two shota within a few yards ot tho trenches on tho west side of Mata moros, They kicked up some dirt, but otherwlso did no apparent dam ago. Iieforo tho rnngo was obtained four shells burst over Matamoros. NKW VOBK. April 1.1. David and Maxwell Sladc, of tho law firm of Slade & Slntle, attorneys for Ifae Tanner, in the breach of prnmiso suit she brought against James W. Os borne, -wcro indicted by tho federal grand jury today on ehnrges of con spiracy. Two indictments were re turned against each. Tho firs t charges conspiracy to obstruct jus tice, while the other charges conspir acy to wrongfully influenco tlto testi mony of witnesses. Later tho grand jury returned an indictment charging uso nf tho mails to defraud against lino Taner her self. Thero wcro nino counts in this indictment. Albert J. MVCulIough, n detective employed by Shulo & Slade, was also indicted. Tho indictments against him nro identical to thoso returned against the two Slmlps. SALEM, Or., April 13. PiCi-ciI-Ings under tho 1010 constitutional amendment vesting tho supremo court to disregard errors In tho trial of a rase and to enter such Judgment as It bclloves ought to havo been ren dered, that tribunal, today, In an opinion written by Justice Thomas A. Mcllrldo, modified nnd affirmed tho Judgment ot Circuit Judgo McGinn nt Multnomah county, In tho caso ot Willis II. Hoog against tho Washington-Oregon Corporation, a suit In which tho plaintiff was awarded J.T0, 000 In damages for personal Injur ies. Under the modified decree ot tho supremo court, he receive a JH, 000 Judgment. Chief Justice Frank A. Mooro anil Justices Henry J. Ilean anil Hobort Kakln concurred with Juxtlco Mc Drldo In the conclusions reached by hint. Justices George II. Durnctt, Arthur S. lionson and Lawrenco T. Harris disagreed and wrote dissenting opinions. As tho opinion paves the way for further like decisions, the decision Is regarded as Important. Attorneys for I!oag had asked the circuit court to giro instructions that ncltho sympathy nor prejudlco should sway tho Jury, and although tho Judge gavo such Instructions lie added that while they should not let sym pathy alono induce them to 'find a verdict for tho plaintiff, It might be allowed some play In their delibera tions. This tlto supremo court today pronounced as error, but It cited tlto constitutional amendment vesting It with power to disregard such techni calities and enter a proper Judgment. ITALIAN OFFICERS ORDERED' TO DULL METAL ON SWORDS lMTT.HIIimOH, April 1.1. Ilov. Francis C. Kelly of Chicago, presi dent of tho Catholic church Exten sion society, totlny dlacusod Mexico ami tho American church beforo an Impoitititt gathering of crogymon lioio, Tho occasion wns tho dedica tion of tho ay nnd hall and chancery building of dloceso ot Pittsburgh, Dr. Kelly Hitltl that present day difficult Ich In Mexico wore largely bocaiiHO of tliti'o serious questiens: Tlto rlgbtH of conscience, land nnd education, Mexico, hoVuild, had bcott without anything llko freedom or coim-lonco for over fifty yours, Tho church property hud boon confiscated to tho Htitto liy Juarez and bad novor boon returned. Ilollglotts sehoolH weer closed and ordors of tho touch cm disbanded, No outward miiulfoa ttttlou of H'llulun wits permitted, oven. tllstluctlvo dross of clergymen bolng prohibited on tho streots, In tho largo cities schools woro supplied by tho atato, hut outside such couiiminl ties, Mexico, practically has no schools. Tho stato has novor boon nblo to supply them nnd tho church wub not allowed to do so. "Tho church has avotdod Inter foronco In political afalrs," said Dr. Kolly, "and church men aro notor iously timid about ovon their own do fonso, Tho churohoH accepted JunroK, Diaz and Mndoro. Sho will accept whatever legitimate ruler comos out of tho present chaos, "Tho story ot tho prosont revolu tion lit Mexico Is far worso than tho lory of tho first revolution In Franco, It Is horrlblo In tho oxtromo. Murder tins boon ono of Its minor fuultH, rol atlvoly speaking," NKW YORK', April III. A lingo peace flag floated trom tho mastho'id of tho Holland-Amerieal lino steam ship Noordam today as tho forty or moro dtlcgntes from America went on board lo sail for l'otterdam to r.t tend tho international women's con ference at The Hague. Mi?8 Juno Addams of Chicago, who led tho delegation, said sho hud doubts whether it was permissible to fly tho Hag until sho received last night a message from n icprosenta- tivo who had consulted Hobort Lans. inj?, counsellor for tho stato depait ment nt Washington. Tho message said: ""Officially tlto United Htales can say nothing, as it is n foreign ship. Hut fly ahead." Tho flag was a snow white pen nant hearing tho word "pence" In blue letters, It was given by Mayor Mitehol of New York. It was design ed by tho women delegutes, uided hj agents of the, steamship lino, . GERMANY THREATENS REPRSALS MIES LONDON, April 1.1, 2:1.1p.m. Tho text of the note presented by the German foreign office to James W. Gerard, the American ambassador to Germany, on the subject of sub matin prisoners, is contained in a dispatch received from Herlin today by Router's Telegram company, Tho text follews: "Tho German government has learned with astonishment and indig nation that the Hritisli government regards officers and crows of Gor man submarines not as honorable en emies and accordingly treats them, not as oilier prisoners of war, but as ordinary prisoners. "Thoso officors nnd crows noted as bravo men in tho discharge of their military duties and therefore they nro fully entitled to ho treated liko other prisoners of war in necordaneo with iutorutitioual ngrccmculu, Tho Ger man government, therefore, outers the fatrongest protest against n measure which is contrary to international law and sees itself at tho same timo regretfully contpolled immediately to e.ecuo tho vprisals announced by it anil subject to similar harsh treat ment a corresponding number of Kng- lish nrmy ofheers who uro prisoners of war. 'When, moreover, tho British gov ernment sees fit to remark that the German navy in contrast with that of tho Hritish failed to savo shipwrecked men, wo can reject only with loathing tho insinuation that sueh a rcsouo was possiblo for Gorman ships, but wilfully neglected. "Further proceedings regarding tho Hritish officors who havo hoen pro visionally placed under officer' ar rest will depend upon (ho treatment of tho German prisoners." HOME, April 13. An order Is printed In the Military Journal di recting nil army officers to dull the metal on their unforms and tho scab bards of their swords. This Is a measure which usually Is adopted on the cvo ot war. After receiving a warning from tho mlnlstor ot wnr that In caso of mobil ization the public schools would bo used to house troops, tho municipal council met tonight (Monday) to dis cuss what moasures would bo taken In such an oinergoncy. It was de cided to havo school sessions con tinued in hired buildings, substitut ing women for malo teachers, who would bo called to the colors. It also was decided that so far as both street cars and public utilities would bo operated by women as far as pos siblo providing mobilization rosultod In a shortage of mnlo employes. BOMBARD GAZA, PALESTINE PARIS, April Mf 11:18 n, in. Tho iniuiuo ministry issued tho fol lowing statement teday: "Yesterday a battleship, in connec tion with tho Frenph seaplanes, bom barded tho impmtant Turkish en campment in the ueighboihuod ot Gaxn." Tim bombardment of Gaza marks tho development of hostilities, in a new quarter. Gaza is in southern IhI astino iienr the Fgyptian frontier. The. city lies two miles inland frow Med iterranean and forfy-eijjht " miles southwest of Jerusalem, .'i'h Turk ish encampment near this elty wwy havo been established In Htttot with (he. ntlvnuee of TurkUdt troopa' across the Sinai iwuinmilH, lo tk Rm canal. . 'j.