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Medford Mail Tribune
3ln. Hl..t; .Mln. I2.n. Fair
Tonight nml Himrtrty.
Dully- Tiiiili Vi-nr.
German Newspaper Asserls Grand
Duke Nicholas, Commander-in-Chief
of Russian Armies, Wounded
, liy General Slevers, Who Then
IIKIIMN, April 17. The General
Anclger nf Dnisbnrg, Rhenish I'hih
tin, hii.vh it lenrim "from ii Hbso.
lately unimpeachable souice" tiiiit the
jcpo'tted MickiifHN of Climitl ' Oukc
Nli'linliiH Nieholulovlloh, commander-in-chief
of tho Russian fon-cs, was
due tn n shot in tin' abdomen find
by tin' lull' (loneiul IIiiiiiii Sievcm of
lii defeated Kiif slim trnlli tinny.
1 Tim General Aurciger Miyn Ocnernl
Slevrr was Miiiiiiiiininil liv the grand
)ul.o In explain lu il' f i I nf tin Huh
6tltil tenth MrillV. A liratril t'iiliilin
fnil place, tln newspaper snvs, iiihI
(ho nrniul duke gave General Siever-
a box on thn nir. I ho hitler lltcrc-
upon iliow u revolver nml wounded
tin grand duke, Miilio(iii'iill.v t iirntriLT
tin1 weapon 111)011 llllllHI'ir.
Tlii'-fiii'l .thnl Ooiicrnl Sloven had
coiniiiitti'il suicide, tlu General An
richer oiMiliniiKH, was learned at tin'
time or lili Mineral, urn the news iiiiii
(It'll ml Duke Nicholas hail lieen
wounded Iiiih only Jut liei'oino known.
Ooncml Sicvers was tho cnmtniin
der of ln llftHhian U'lith nnny, which
in the middle nf I'Vhniiirv met with
a severe defeat at tho hand of the
(Ionium in tho .Mmrnriitii lakes le
gion of Kant Piussia. Tho riiri (lint
tint general I'liinmilteil suicide ap
iH'atoil in thi' I'rankfuiler Zcitung on
Mai elt I 'J. Tho nowspncr Paid it
hail received a dlfpntch from IVIro.
grml intimating that thi' Ifii-hiitn of
fleer Juiil riiileil hi own life. The
milhority for this inference, how.
eer, M'emi'i! to icst on the furl that
icporls IiihI been in circulation eon
cmiiiug a moiMiiiig service which win
held for Ihp ja'Mornl in n l.ullieran
ehiireh, tui)rHl4 "irpiut wan nut con
finni'il from miy other source.
It has been, icporlid that 0 nt nil
Duke N'lovhnhis was ill ami a surg
iitil npciulinu hail heen ileeiileil upon
to learn what was the tionlile. A
well-known (leriuiiu-Kussinu surgeon,
Dr. Ilcigmiinu, nepliiw of the late
I'lofetmir llcrgmmin of llorlin, !
elineil to opeiate, wlieieupon the in
vitation nan aeeeplecl by a piol'cHsoi
f'MICAaO, Apill 17, I.uuihcr
ilonlorrt of ChieuK" Iiojjiiii lu.viiiK off
temiiHtei'i nml lahorei'H iih ii result of
the imliiHtrial war that broke out op
enly yi-Hloiilny helueeu huihlinj;
!nulH nnioninln nml their rmployois.
Uiiekyarib in fhieiiKo ami Hiirroiunl
iiif; lorritoiy ulso fjavo oviilonoi'8 of
an appioaehinc ecsallon of woil;
when annoiineemoiilrt were dohU-iI
that liiiiulioils of omployoM of these
ii'htablihhnionlrt woubl have (o hit
taken off the payroll) until Iho tie
inauil for huibliiiK maloiial is re
mimoil. Tho Lumber Donlors' afisociiilion
ntinoitneeil thai 000 onion would bo
illfohnrKOil poiiilhitr u Hollloiiieut of
(ho hlnkoH nml loekoiitx. Those men
have IiihI no pail in Hut contentions
between Out lluihliuir Oniihtriiotion
Himilnvei'i.' iiRKoelnllon ami Ilia un
ion foiooH, which resolved to bind
IheuiHolveri Io u (lireo-your oonlraot,
which va downed (o prevent wyin
II wan paid thoro wuh eliwo oom
liiuation between Iho onrpentew'
union, Iho wlioet metal worker and
lathoi-H and painters, offiuiiiln of
wliinb lefiised to hl(ii (ho (luee-year
Now York, April 17, Vlctorlitno
lliioi'ta, forinor provlHlonnl proslilont
of Mexico, ileclnron In a Btntomout
1)uIiIh1hh1 in tho llornlil today, that
bo Inul'tiovor Rlvon Japan or any
otbor Kovernmout, rlKhtu or coiicok
ioiih on (bo eonHt of lowor Callfor-Jiln.
CHOOSES VALLEY FOR
MAN'S HIGHEST IYPE
Tho Cnuitiioiclnl club Ih In re-
etdpt of u neronil letter from
Prof, limine of tint Statu Unl-
vomlty, roHpnrtliiK a pliolo of n
Rogue river valley nee no which
tin wishes to line nn tho fron-
llnplitri) of 111 h soon to he pub
llclieil hunk on Civic Biology,
Hit wants tn Inhnl tint vlow,
"lllKhem Type of Maii-.Mnilu
PnradlHo," nml Iiiih clioxett IIiIh
valley iih iiffoiilltiK the nenreiit
4 npproxlmntlon Io mmh.
Men Klieliloii of the local cluti
IpttinilertnltliiK to Heeiire a nat
SEAIEO IN PARLOR
AMSTKIIDA.M, April 17, via l.on
don, ;i:'27 p. m. A hostile airship at
lialf-puM one o'clock thi morning
ilruppeil twelve bomb on the city of
SlniHsburj:, capital of AImicc Lor
raine, Si'imdiliithtf xhoweil it di-ap-pouring
in a northerly direction, mi
ller hombiiidmetit ir anti-iiirenift
Two ponmns in Stiiinbbuij; were
Miuhtly woumrrd; olhciwihc no dam
nc wasjloiiii hv the bombs from the
A.MU'.NS, Krmico, Apiil 17.
Seven peiMtns went killed mid riftht
went Moundeil by hombh dropped by
two Herman aeroplanei, which flew
over this city yesterday, one in the
moraine and one in the evening. The
cathedral nppaicntlv wiih the target
of tint inisxiles, but it was not dam
aed. The firt aircraft appeared nt 0:1.1
a. tn. ami d lopped tie ImmiiIih. Tho
e.ploious of the projectiles were fa
tal to four women ami two - men,
while M'vcn other persons went
wounded, ineludini; two soldiers who
were jiiurdini: the tailroad station.
The piopeitv i)ainat;o was trivial.
The M'cotid neioplane appeared
over the city at .1 a. ni. One of the
bombs dropped fiom it demoli-hed a
house, ilecapitalini; a woman heated
in the pallor mid injiiiiu another
WASHINGTON, April 17. -Ad-iniral
Howard, comiiimidiiu; tho Pa
eili el'leel off the west coast of Mex
ico, reported to the navy department
today that he had oi tiered Comman
der Noblo ). Irwin, on the cruiser
New Oi leans, to proceed nt once, to
Turtle buy, Lowor California, and re
port on the activities of Japanese na
val forces there.
Tho New Oilcans was duo to roach
Turtle bay today, ami Commander
Irwin Ih expected to report tho io
suit of his inquiry by wireless,
Secretary Daniels had telegraphed
Admiral "Unwind u summary of re
purls nlleiiiL' that while tho ostens
ible purpose of .Japanese activities in
Tin tie bay is to salvage Die crouudod
cruiser Asaiun, tho real object of the
operations is to occupy the bay and
adjoining shores as a liaf.0 of opera
tioiiH. ROSEWELL FLOODED
BY BURSTED DAM
HORWftLL, N. M., April 17. A
pnrt of tho tllvorHlon dam of tho Kon
ilo roBorvoIr, a Rovarnmont Irrigation
project near lioio, guvo way today fol
lowing bcavy rains In tho mountains,
I'ortloiiH or HoHwell ami tho hih
rdiimllni; country wore flooilod, anil
roHldontn of low lyliiK BectlonH fled
for tholr Hvob, Tim proporly dam
iiko ii conuldorahlo hut no Iohu of
llfo waa roportod,
HALT IN BATTLE
Russian Offensive Checked liy Flood
ed Streams and Impassable Roads
Little Damn je From Airship
Raids Activity Resumed liy Allied
Fleet at Dardanelles.
LONDON, April 17. The lliilMi
admiraltv in a slatuiidit issued to
niiit annoiiiirril that a Turkish tor
pedo boat had been sunk in the
LONDON, AYil 17.The allies on
one side nml (Icniianv on the other
are Inking inventories of the iujuiies
inflicted by the lecent neiiul opera
tions ami with the usual contradict
orv results. The nl lackers claim that
their iisniilts from the air have re
sulted in the detraction of military
traupni t mid equipment, while (he
defenders report that the only tang
ible effect of thcxc operations have
been casualties to civilian and slight
damage to piupcity.
The people of Kiighiiul, under the
influence of their recent experiences,
are today looking for a repetition of
an aerial attack from German Zep
pelin or Tnube machine. (p to noon
no fnsli occurrence had been re
ported. WYittlirr Halts right
Weather conditions seem to be the
uniiM' of the present halt in tho oper
ations in the Carpathian mountain.
A eorrcpondent of the Associated
Press with the Austrian forces re
viewing the situation, declare- that
tho Itttssiuii offensive was cheeked
alter debouching on the plains on tho
Hungnnnit side of Lupkow Pass ami
straightening out the Austrian wedge
which bad been driven Into the litis
Man line near lV.sok Pass.
The claim is made that the litis
sinus suffered fearful lohses in tank
iug their supremo effort to gain the
Hungarian plains the casualties being
particularly heavy among the noble
born officers of eraclc regiments. In
any event, it is the opinion of Hritish
observers that whntever else nmv be
retarding tho Htissmns, flooded
stn'nms and impassable roods in the
Carpathians ant ample proof for the
Activity In Danlaiielles
With news of tho resumption of
activity hv the allied fleet off the
Dai dandles comes n icpoit that the
Grecian prois is giving the impres
sion of a possible modification of the
present pohev of Gneeo.
The Hritish colonial office has, is.
sucti an oiitciai report claiming vic
tory for an invading llnli-li Indian
force over (he Turk in Mesopotamia.
Op,tho western front signs are grow
inpji'mt tho Gonnans may anticipate
tiny long-predicted general allied of
fensive, hut actual opemtions seem tn
have relapsed into the status of mid
wintor((itict, LEAVES FOR EUGENE
IIOSKIU'KO, Or., April 17.
Ilishop Widtor Taylor Sumner of the
Kpiscopal dioceso of "Hregon, who
baa been at Merov hospital hero for
several days suffering with an af
fliction of tho tin oat, hud recovered
sufficiently today to leavo for Ku
gene, Or., whero tomorrow afternoon
lie plans to witness tho confirmation
of a olass in Episcopal clnticli.
All other engagements have been
cancelled and from Kugeiio llishop
Sumner will proceed to Portland to
enter a hospital under (ho euro of a
specialist. Ilo talks with uittieulty
and physicians consider his condition
serious, llu mitlorcd u miutlur at
tack in Chicago two yearn ago.
WASHINGTON, April 17. Major
General Kunston at Urownsvlllo, Tox.,
toloKraphod iho war department to
day that desultory firing was bolnir
kept up by tho contending Moxtcau
factions Herons' tho river at Matamo
ros and that ninny builds contlnuod
to fall upon Amorlcan soil, Bo far
no ono has boon wounded on tho
ORKOON, SATl'RDAY, APRIL 17, 1015
Hill Nil Mililler In n tn-mh In III
luiixl-uiailt iltiiuniy (o ih-.iit the cm;
I THEFTS BY
Confessions inntlieuliniz ten other
Medford boys in vliide.-alo i:naiin;ii
oM'ii((ious in" this city Were obtained
this morning by juvenile aiithonties
from Lloyd Wolgamott, George and
I'red AudeiNou and Cecil Itmnlall, on
trial for chicken stealing. Wolga -
mott nud the two Amleion bov were
orden'd committed to the Oregon
state training ecliool, ami Itmnlall
was paroled to John Soutter. Other
arrests are pending.
According to the boys in custody,
the opemtions of the gang extended
from stealing milk bottles off back
porches to plans to rob a bank in thi-.
city Ono of tho gang now being
sought rapped Cecil Drown of the
l. r. 11..II 1 1...1I .1.-1
iirown ix mm iiooi nan over iui iicfiu
rw fctyr, i rvt r. r tn Br
with n billiard euo la-t winter in an ' noted further aeetiinulatiou nt sub
atlciupt to rob the place, leaving hislstantial advauees. Dealings in steel
cup liehuul. lhey were also the au
thors of hold-ups and tho epidemic
of robberies of grocery stores last I
winter. Tho gnng was inspired to new
deeds by reading of their escapades.
Tho robbery of the gncery ftoroi
wns to secure food for gang feast-.
They had no leader, but were held to
gether by n bond of communitv inter
ests. All of Medford boyville know
of the opemtions of tho gang, hut re
piained silent, aecording' to Iho ap
proved rules of gangland.
Tho revelations revealed hv tho
confession will result in a campaign
to prevent, n repetition of tho of
fenses. In planning for their future
opemtions tho gang entered Kwiug's
gun storo and enched them along Hear
Mbt of tho petty thieving of the
Inst six months is admtitcd by the
gang. Wilson's second-haiid store
was a favorite rebbing: place, being
entered no less than three times.
KANSAS CITY, April 17. John
Mulvablll, hold by tho poltco In Kan
sas City, Kan., in connection with
tho wrecking of. tho cooling plant
of tho Cudahy Packing company last
Sunday night, denied ho wrecked tho
building, but admitted, bo was on his
way to dynamlto another part of tho
plant at tho tlmo of his arrest, ac
cording to a statement made by tho
Mulvablll, who Is a laboror, as
sorts ho was educated In King's col
"I'm an Irishman," bo said, ac
cording to tho poltco, ''All Irishmen
should oppose Drltaln In this war,
Tho first nation to fool hunger will
fall, I want to provont tho Oudahy
pooplo from filling meat ardors (or
AT CUDAHY PLANT
IT'S A TRENCH IS
n uoilii of I'm lire, ltoldltiK aloft n
SENDS STOCKS UP
ON WALL STREET
NKYOI5K, April UV-KcvcrUh
trailing in stocks "was" resumed al the
opening' of today's two-hour session
on the exchange. Industrial and
j equipment shares of tho cln.-, which
1 made ve-lenlav's operations meinor-
nbel were again the most prominent
features, particularlv in New York
Aair Drake. Baldwin Locomotive and
Pre-M'd Steel Car, in which gains of
2 to ,1 points wem made.
American Locomotive wns again re
actionnry, declining over four point
to ."(I, from which it soon made fall
Other specialties including Delhle
hem Steel, roe 1 to ' points, and
Ill 1 ? . n ... . .
u-aiicrs, espeeiuiiv L. h. Meei. lie-
were on an enonuous scale, with sov
enil lots of 'JOOO to 4000 shares.
vvar shares added materially to
gains of the first hour, closing with
advances extending from l to
C S. Steel frequently changed
bands in blocks of 1000 to 4000
shares, mid just before tho end
touched GO, tho high price of the
current movement. Other l'otmer
leaders, including Heading, St. Paul
and Amalgamated Copper, attained
to best prices.
TROOPS TO AUSTRIA
ZPItlSH, Switzerland, April 17.
Travelers from Gormany aro reach
ing Zurich after extraordinary do
lays resulting from congcstlo not Gor
man railroad lines with troop trains.
Ordinary freight and passenger traf
fic In Germany has almost stopped,
Gorman troops, according to tho trav.
olors, aro being moved In several di
rections, part of thorn toward Aus
tria, Prtvato dispatches received hero
from Vienna say that no fowor than
350,000 Germans aro actually fight
ing with tho Austrlans against tho
Russians In tho Carpathians.
FROM INSANE ASYLUM
SALKM, Or., April 17. Former
Judge W. A. Wiltshire, committed to
tho insane asylum hero from Lake
county, escaped from tho institution
today. Ho was a trusty mid it is be
lieved he is en route to Ashland,
whoro his wife resides. Ilo is 05 years
old and wan formerly tho county
judge of LaliO county.
TO CHARITY BY
OIL KING'S WIFE
Will of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Be
queaths $500,000 and Valuable
Jewelry to Friends and Relatives,
and Balance of Estate to Charit
NEW YOItK, April 17. The will
of Mrs. John I). Rockefeller won filed
In the surrogate's court today. She
leaves bequests In the nlghbrtfhoad
oi ?iou,uuu and vatuaniu nrucien or
Jewelry to friends and relatives. The
rest of her estate, which Is estimated
at about $3,000,000 In allots be
queathed to charitable institution.
The clinrltahtn lionupstii are to lie
distributed at the discretion f her
executors, who aro her son, John D,
Rockefeller, Jr., and her daughter,
Alta Rockefeller Prentico, wife of E.
The will Is dated March 5, 1913.
Requests to Relatives
Sums of $100,000 each are left
to John I). Rockefeller, Jr., Mrs.
Prentico and Mrs. Edith Rockefeller
McCorrnlck, her other daughter, wife
of Harold V. McCorrnlck. and $50,
000 to Miss Lucy M. Spclman, Mrs.
To her granddaughter, Margaret
Strong, daughter of Resale Rockefel
ler Strong, deceased, $100,000ls left
A sum sufficient to produco a net
Income of $1000 Is left to Mrs, Rock
efeller's friend, Caroline P. Sked.
The cha'rltablo Instltutlonsnamed
as beneficiaries of tho residuary es
tate are tho Euclid Avenuo Baptist
church, Cleveland, O.; the Baptist
Home, of Northern Ohio; Women's
Baptist Home Missionary Society;
Women's Baptist Foreign Missionary
Society; Spelman Seminary, Atlanta,
Ga.. and the Bureau of Social Jly
gleuo. Jewels to Relatives
"Tho said trustees may giro to
each of said Institutions so much of
the property as they shall seo Nt,"
the will reads.
With the exception of a few he
quests to friends tho will gives Mrs.
Rockefeller's Jewels to relatives. To
John D. Rockefeller Is left a ruby
and diamond ring, whllo John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., inherits his moth
er's wedding ring and an emerald
and diamond ring. Her daughters,
daughter in law, slaters, granddaugh
ters and nieces also are remembered
with gifts of Jewels.
Mrs. Rockefeller's dresses, books
and other personal belongings are
bequcatehd to her slater and her two
daughters to dUpose of as they shall
ROXY ANN PEAK
The Grirrley outing Sunday will
constitute n trip over the scenic high
way to tho top of Hbxy Ann peak.
Iho club will .take tho street car at
Main and Central iivenud nt 8:45 a.
in., dotrniuing at tho Hdlcrcst mad,
making the trip on foot through the
Westerlund orchards nml over the
now road to tho summit. Lunch will
bo taken and n full day trip made,
giving everyone a chauco to seo nil
that is to bo seen of this interesting
peak, On this trip the public is given
a cordial invitation to attend.
Today ninrks two months since the
inception of the club, which now con-
sists'of sixty-five members.
Much enthusiasm is already mani
fest in tho first "Grizzley" lecture,
which is to bo given under tho aus
pices of tho club by Will Steel at St.
Mark's; hall next Thursday ovuniug.
At (his timo Mr. St cot will tell the
audienco of tho many scenic beauties
of this part of tho state and illustrate
them with storooptienn slidecs. Mr.
Steel owns about 2.10 slides, most of
them hnnd-colored, Tho Grizzlies al
ready hnvo about twenty-fivo slides,
nml theso will also bo shown. Inns
much ns ono of tho ehiof aims of the
club is to promote interest in the nnt
ural beauties of tho state, (he admis
sion has been placed at -" cents, so
that ovoryono may attend.
The proceeds of this Iceturo will be
devoted to tho purchnso of somo of
Kisor's largo colored photographs (o
ho placed in tho public library.
Former Governor Tells Jury Why He
Raided Saloons and Seized Liquor
Stocks Knew What It Was to
Have a Drunken Father, Made So
by Dens Like Those He Closed.
HAKKII, Or., April 17. Roonuoo
he knew (ho effects of Ihpior mid
having evidence, that renditions nt
Copperfield were deplonblc, he de
clared martin) luw in 'the town and
Itnd' (ho saloon stocks nml fixtures
shijipoI out, said Kornicr Governor
Oswald West in the stutccircnit court
hero today. Mr. West addressed the
jury in his own behalf in the suit
brought ngninet hhn by'Williiim Wie
gnnd, Copperfiohl saloon keeper, for
damages for loss of his property fol
lowing the visit of Miss Ken Hobbi,
who directed tho confiscation.
The fonner governor's address bo
fore n cmwdeil courtroom was im
pressive and many of bis auditors
were visibly nffoeted.
"I remember when ns n boy I sot
up with n heartbroken mother wait
ing for a dninken father to eomo
home, sent home by such men ns Wie
gnnd and his kind," r.nid Mr. West in
a broken voice.5 ' ' , -
"No matter if tho case eocVupnlnst
me, I shnll accept it without com
plaint, for I know that every mother
and every father knows that I did
right. I believe in tho perfonnanee
of that duty nt Copperfield. I was
right within the law and within thu
eyes of God."
When Mr. WeH finished sneaking,
counsel for the plaintiff began his re
ply, and it wns expected tho case
would go to the jury late today.
LONDON. April 17. I.udwlg Paul
Selbach, claiming to be an Ameri
can citizen, was rouianded to custo
dy In London on tho charge of being
an alien enemy who had failed to
register himself, In accordance with
the British regulations.
Selbach admitted ho was born In
Hamburg, but ho produced his pre
llmlnar ydeclurUtlon of American cit
izenship, dated in July of 1000. '....-..
The pollco declare that Selbach
has resided In Eastbourne, a prohib
ited area fur two months. Selbach
pleaded that he bad contributed $250
to the national relief fund but tho
magistrate decided that further In
quiries wvor necessary and ho wna
WASHINGTON, April 17. State
department officials said today a
search of tholr files for the past two
years failed to show any record of
a passoprt Issued to I.udwlg Paul
HORSE KICK KILLS
IiAltKPO, Tex., April 17. General
Macloyio Horrent, Carrauza. com
mander operating ncav hero, has been
killed by a kick from his horso and
bis body has been brought to .Neuvo
Laredo, tho Mexican town opposite
here, according to reports hero today.
Litter m Jscuvo Laredo the death ot
ITerrcra was. continued. Tho body,
which authentic, sources declared was
that of Uorrern, was closely guarded,
Jesus Ilorrera, father of the gen
eral, lives Sri El Paso, Tox,f and has
been notified of his son's death, it
was said horo,
Gencrnl Ilerreja was, (ho Cm rs lira
cominnnder who, it was repoiled Hcv
eral days ago, caused the execution,
of some 200 Villa soldiers 8 nil ottni
followers, men and women, H.ftr de
feating Villa trooia r HiwW. '
thirty roilwt nouth of ihwe, -1H 'Cm'
rausw atilhorilift dunwd MtHavift of
(Iimo oxu!itierm, ,' .
AT COP no
ARREST IN LONDUN
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