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Medford Mail Tribune
Fair, Cooler Thursday.
Mux. OO.r.j Jlln. r,..
Dally Tenth Yrar.
Thousand Carranza Troops Reported
to Have Crossed Border to Rally
Mexicans Banner Fount) Rending
"Army of Liberation for Mexicans
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Reports
hnvo reached hero Hint more limn
10(10 Ciirrnnxa troops from tlto enm
iniuiil tC Ocuornl Nnvnrctto in tho
slate of Tamniilpius Imvc moved oyr
into TexuS in tlio territory surround
ing IJrowiiRvillo and Imvo sonttorod
into bnnds to rally Mexicans in the
stnlo with tlio announced purpose of
beginning an uprising.
Thev nro reported to lio under
fnniiiiiiiiil of .Iiian Dclns Santos, Vi
cente Dnvilla and Carlos flnroiu.
War department officials would not
discuss tlio report, tint it was aid
to liu in their possession and prnb
iildy would lie ono of'lhoir reasons
for moving the troops to tlio hordor.
Ilanner Is ('apt u red
HROWNSVILLF, Texas, Aug. II.
Forty or fifty Mexicans wero in
n running fight this afternoon nliont
32 miles from Ilnrlingen with a de
tachment of Foldicrs reinforced by n
citizens po-se. These same Moxi
cans-wcro seen cnilior ii the day
tintling iheir linn-os westward tow
ard Mircodcs. Thoro woro fun
nbout -10 of Ih'.'in.
Itainjcif. today captured in Hidal
go county, Vest of here, n Has: bear
in tr (bo uoids in Spanish:
"Annv rf Liberation for Mexicans
Officcis her' today, when in
formed nfMlie WhsliingTnii report
I lint Carranza soldiers lur'o h-cu
crossiti" into Texas, said thai they
Imvo iiiforinntinu that for several
day 3t to -10 Mexicans dailv have
liion ornMi.tf into Texas, Somo of
them appealed to have boon Caivi'i
ra snhliu v. .Many oniricd three
carlrhlj l U.
Scott Discredits Itcport
KL PASO, Texas, Aug. 11.--Miijnr-Gonornl
Hugh L. Soott, ohiof
of staff of ilio United Stales army,
Kiiiil today Ibal ho doubted thf at
curaey of doritches report intf n.i
iuuinhin of Texas of 100(1 Garranz.i
troops in thi. neighborhood of
"I hnve no advices in tlio matter."
WASHINGTON, Aug. II. Gen
oral Fnnston reported to tlio war de
partment today that bet information
lio can gnthor indicates that the bri
trandnpo in Cameron, Hidalgo ninl
Sta counties, Texas, was caused by
Tcxtins with headquarters iu ItrowlM
villc, who, having n political fend,
cnl bandit gangs to rob and at
tach each other.
Troops to Ih Sent-
Socrotnry Garriui today tele
graphed to Gononil Fnnston he would
send till the troops available if the
general needed them. The secretary
said Gonornl Funoton bad not asked
for moro troops and that none had
been ordored to Texas or been Riven
orders to bo in rcndinc-s to move.
Tlio war department has referred
to Gonornl Fnnston all calls for more
troops inolndinsr that of tlio Ameri
can consul at Nnovo Laredo, Texas
The mnjority of JJinso ongngoil in
the lawlessness, General Fnnston re
ported, wero rflsidontH of the United
States, although some were known to
hnvo como from tlio Mexican sido.
Secretory Garrison said be had no
icport thnt Carrauza troops had en
tered Texas territory. If they wero
raptured, ho said, thev would lie dis
armed. If thev attempted wsUtnnce,
be declared, they would be diot.
NDIANS WIN SUII
SPOKANE, Aug 11 Tltlo to GL
000 acroB of land valued at more
than 11.000.000, comprising the odd
numbered section in the Spokane in
ilisn reservation, was decided In fa
vor of tho Indians and whlto sottlers
who had Qbtalnari government pat
ents to the tund, by Federal Judge
Rudkln, In the federal district court
SPURN OFFER OF
Mexican Chief Notifies Lanslnu. That
"Mexican People View With Dis
pleasure" Any Attempt Tending
to Frustrate the Success of Car
rnnza's Armed Forces.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Goncral
Carrauza, through his Washington
agents, today notified Secretary Lan
ding that "tlio Mexican people vlow
with displeasure." any attempt tend
ing to frustrato tlio success of Uar-
ranza'a armed forces. Carranza's
message referred 4o tlio Pan-Amcrl-can
eonferenco nnd was taken ns
plainly signifying that ho would not
ngreo with Its action towards Mex
Carrauza lins Rent a similar noti
fication to tlio diplomatic representa
tives of all tho I.atln-Amcrlcan re
publics participating In tho Mexican
conference, saying thnt any attempt
between them nnd tho American gov
ernment to nolvo tlio Internal situa
tion of Mexico, "would Involvo an act
which could not ho looked upon with
levity, as It would mean on tho part
of the Latin-American nations, tho
nccptanco of tho precedent that they
can take part In any Internal af
fairs of a sister nation with tho co-op-
cratlon of the United States."
Cnrranza has evidently hcon misin
formed that Ilra7.II refused to partlc
Iputo and sent a messago to Rio ex
pressing gratification. Ho took oc
casion, however, In the note to llrazll
to assail tho Brazilian minister to
Mexico City who Is now leaving for
tho United States. ' ,(,
"1 regret to say that Minister Car
dosa do Ollvcrn," said Carrauza, "has
been one of the persons who have
brought tho greatest evil on tho re
public of Mexico, and who In a certain
way may ho rosponslbjo for tho pres
ent ntntus of our rotations with tho
govornment of tho United States."
I'aii-Aiuci leans Meet
XF.W YORK, Aug. 11. Diplomatic
representatives of llrazll, Chllo, Ar
gentine, Ilollvla, Duatamata and Uru
guay and Secretary Lansing mot hero
today to net Identically on a plan
for the restoration of penco In Mex
ico. An appeal to nil Mexicans to' sub
ordlnato personal and sottish Inter
ests to tho national wolfaro has been
prepared. Doth President Wilson
and Secretary Lansing havo given It
their approval and nfter today's eon
ferenco tho communication will bo
Secretary Lansing assured tho Latin-American
diplomats who gathered
here today to discuss plans for the
restoration of peace In Mexico that
tho United States In sending battlo
shlps to Vera Crua Intended only to
afford protection to foreigners and
afford them n place of rcugo. Ho ex
plained that tho action should not
he construed ns affecting tlit effprtn
o tho United States to bring peaco
by peaceful means In Mexico.
N SEBASTIAN PLOT
LOS ANGFLFS, Aug. ll.Con-foh.-iou
of falsehood mudo by IMith
Sorbin, lll-year-old girl against
.Mayor Chnrlos K. Sebastian in tho
recent morality trial which resulted
in his exoneration, was tho. subject
today of grand jury investigation.
Tho girl's confession thnt hor charges
agniiikt Sebastian and Mrs. Lillian
Pratt wore false, is snid to hnvo in
volved several public 'officials.
Charges wore circulated before- the
trial, that the accusations wero the
outcome of a conspiracy to ruin Se
bastian, who was thsii chief of police.
The Bid's statement was dictate)!
more than two weoks rro but no hint
of it became public until the board
of county siiiporvwor dclmtwl the
miohtion o( tmyinr dwtiHiids of the
district MtUmitfy '"r moiwy to liqui
date liuaj'd bill lor wiiummim who
tetified with Miiw fltvkiu agniitai
Swba.tiuH awl Mr, l'ratt, wko was
tried and u(uilltl 4' imnutrMlity
tliaige with the im'Jor.
IN THE NORTH SEA
LONDON, Aug. 11. The
Ilritish warship ltnmsey, a
"T" .tuttl n tf taut 1m u lifnill '
sunk iu Hie North Sea by tlio
flcnunn strnmor Motoor, 'it ""
T i'iki rf fijiiiilf ntlltlttttWtml In
Him UllllHIII) MIIMl'MIH ' "
niuht. Tho Meteor, ns she "
was being chnsed by Ilritish ""
vessels, was blown up by her
I'lmmmiiHui mi' niiiivmMi'
CFOAIMtAIMDS, Iowa, Aug. II.
Officials of the Cedar Haiiids Na
tional Hank, which was robbed n
week ugo today of $:0,70n, an
nounced today that the mystery of
tlio rolilicry Had neon ;ienron ny ine
confession of Leo l'errin, paying tel
ler, that be hud taken the money to
settle debts incurriM in land specu
lation. l'errin has not been arrested and
unless the Daltimmo company which
furnishes bis bond, decides on pro-
Beeution, may not be.
Ton thousand dollars had been re
covered. The police sny thnt .1-8000
wns sowed iu n sofa pillow at tho
homo of Perrin's mother nnd thnt
$'2000 was turned over by an ntlor-
noy to whom the paying teller hnd
given it nfr A 'retainer.
According to tho niinnuneemcnt of
tho bank officials and the police, n
final attempt was made last night
to brenk Ferrin's story thnt ho wns
confronted by n lono robber in the
bnnk last Wednesday, forced to hand
ovor tho money at tlio point of n
revolver, and then locked in tho
vnult. Kent F. Forinnn, cashier of
tho Cedar Itapids Nationnl Hank,
Detective Michael MoOu'ire, of the
city polico forco nnd detectives from
n national agency interviewed him.
It wns said that after l'errin hnd
been confronted with new oiilonce,
he broke down nnd confessed.
OF TAKING ALL OF
LinLE BUTTE WATER
Chiirges thnt' the Iloguo Ifivor
Canal company is taking practically
all tho water iu Little Huttc, leaving
nothing for those having prior irri
gation rights below their intake, nro
made by Kaglc 1'oint residents, who
.Mute that there is not enough water
loft in tho htrcum to koop the trout
alive, ltcpcntod protest to tho com
pany bring no result and court pro
ceedings will follow, unless the com
pany turns loose somo of the water.
Tho Littlo Hutto wuter rights have
not yet hcon udjiidiculed by the Ma'o
board of control, though the adjudi
cation is oxpeoted this mouth, hence
the controversy does not come un
der tho jurisdiction of County Wuter
"Tho company is taking practically
all tho wator iu tho stronin," states
II. H. Tronson, who us one of the
ownors of the Hnglo I'oint ditch was
in Medford Wednesday to bein liti
gation against tlu canal company.
i'Thoro is no water left in the
stream and more Jislt arc chins '"
the pools than a dozon full ours
could plant. Not only that, but the
fish ecrocu on the ditch is a jnk
and doosn't stop any of the fih which
can be seen iu tho pools along tho
desert. Moreover, tho uomHiiiv has
refused to build a fih ladder for the
new ilsm heiujt built at FUh luko,
elaiinliiff that they do not have to, as
the dam is located in lite furewt re
serve." Comity Attorney Idjly state thnt
Uwf fish wards 1 has notified tk eom
IHiuy that a fish wmv must be con
structed nnd failure to comply will
ieult in prosecutiuu. '
British Fords Landed on Gulf of
Saros Ofjcnsivc Resumed iu
Southern fluid Central Parts of
Peninsular-Turks Claim 50,000
LONDON, Aug. 1 1. Hooognilion
of the imperative inipnitnncc to the
nllies of foieatg the Dardanelles, is
the shortest road to retrieving lliis
siau reverses tiiiil rcgnining the ini
tiative now ill the hnnds'of Ocruiaiiv,
is demonslrii'tcd amply by the sud
den binding of the HrjtiHh forces in
the icinily of Karaehali on the
north of the Oulf of Saros, and ie
sumption of the offensive both nl
the southern end of Hie (lullipoli
H-niu'uhi and north of (labatcpe.
Tho Anslralians and New Zealaud
ers recently hnvo been strengthenm,:
their positions nt '(Inluitepi. Th"
new lauding; place on the Oulf nl
Saros being on the Hank mid rea.
of the Hulair lines if developed would
menace the strong Turkish defenses
ncross' the neck of tho pciiiusuhu
Coming at this lime, when theio is
much discussion whether fJ.Miiuin.v
will uttetnpl to crush Serbia prepara
tory to Puking forces with Tuikoy ly
way of Hulgoria, thee developments
ul tho Dardanelles iihsumo u spcciii
(eriiiaii Adiiuro Continues
As yet thcro is no proof thnt the
Germans hnvo withdrawn or nro pre
paring to withdraw any "considerable
propotlion of their forces from the
custom frost. On the contrary, the
offensiu' which led to tho fall of
Vurnw has not been relnxed, nnd
the position of the retiring Ittissiaus
is still perilous.
Partial dismantling of Vilnn, pre
paratory to evacuation, us icporlel
from l'elmgrad, is somewhat puzz
ling to Hritisch commentators, inas
much ns the Russians us-crl they
have repulsed Oermun attacks around
the JortresH of Kovno, which is rtO
miles north wet of Vilnn.
Turks A il i I tnMM Landed
CONSTANTINOl'LF, Aug. J)!), via
Rerlin, Aug. 11, by wireless to Sny
villc. Knver I'asha, the Turkish
minister of war, declared today that,
according to his information, the
entente nllies iu thoir Intost opera
tions. t the Dardanelles had lauded
three divisions of troops, composing
about 50,000 men. The losses among
th.nn, lie nsseitcd, hnd been very
Fncr Tasha's filatoment was made
in nt. Intenicw with a norrespoiidout
of Tho Associated Froas. The Turk
ish war minister said:
"I nm fully confident that wo will
ho ablo to keep tho ulhes iu clic:k
on tho ("lullipoli peninsula even jf
other large reinforcements arc com
ing. Wo knew that the allies' action
of two days ago wiih due, nnd wo
prepared for it, with the result (hat
wo were not caught napping.
"According to my iiiforinntinn the
allies lauded three divisions, nhoitl
f)0,000 men. No doubt part of them
no longer count, considering the
henvy losses they sustained in at
tacks incident to tho new offensive.
Tho nllud lc "t luoe been heavy
so far in tin- new attempt to force
the Dardaneile "
FORT DK 1 RANCH, Murtinque,
Aug. 11, Coi -iderable dnmngo was
done along the water front bore by a
violent storm wlh a beuv wind from
the west which broke last evening
following o very pereeptihlo drop iu
tho barometer. The sea rose high
and docks were flooded mid merchan
dise dost roved.
OLYMPIA, AVn.j Aug. 11. Secre
tnry of State Lansing yosterday not
fled Governor Lister that tho Can
adian government, through Ilritish
Ambassador Sprtng-HIco, has com
plained that Washington aviators aro
flying over Ilritish Columbia terri
tory, violating a Canadian ordor-ln-
council Issuod lust September. Tho
secretary of state warns airman that
tho troops oNCanada ure under arms,
and regrettable Incidents may occur
If tlio practice of flying over Can
adian territory continues.
TO "SOUTHERN WATERS"
WASIIINOTON, Aug. It.
Secretary Daniels states that bo
has ordered tho New Hampshire,
Louisiana and Connecticut "to
go to southern wnters," and
would nnnounco thoir destina
tion later. Tho Now llampshlra
and Louisiana aro now IS houro
out of Newport with Realed or
ders nud tho Conucctcut Is In
Halt leu waters.
HFRLIX, Auar. 11. The leiinnn
war office announced today the oc
cupation of the fortiess of llenjn-
minow, (ho Russian stronghold on
the visiuiii noriiiwest oi ui'snw.
The sluteiiient follows;
"Faslern theater , of war: Tljo
nnuy under Field Mirshnl von Iliu
denburg easily repulsed strong ml
vuuees made by the Russians during
the last few days along the Rign-
Milan rond. An attack by strong
Russian forces from Kovno foiled.
The number of Hussions taken prise
iieis since the 8lh of August lias been
increased to 12110 and of maehiii"
guns to 1(1.
"South of Lonnrn the entire Rus
sian lino is retreating. Tho strong
ly fortified sections of tho Caorwony
Hrok position -ronld-not-ho-held by
the enemy. Our pursuing troops
crossed the Caeiwony-Hrok position
and lire advancing to the east (here
of. The railway jnnolion southenst
of Oslrow wns captured.
"Knst or Novogoorsiovftl; tho foit
rcs of Heiijnmiiiow, which wys en
euated by tho enemy, wns occupied.
HomliR wero dropped by our a iiwhip
on the foi tresses of Novogoorgievsk
"Tho nnnv of I'rinoo Leopold of
Ilavnria during n sharp pursuit .on
tho left wing of tho nllied troops
reached the region of Knluszvn. On
the right wing (ho nimy of Oeucral
Von Worysch took by, storm early
this morning rear gun id positions on
both sides of tho Dhinku west of
Lukow. More than 1000 prisoners
"Tho nriny of Field Marshal Von
MnckciiKon is engaged in makinir al
lanks on enemy positions behind the
sectors of Hystren, southwest of
Radzyn; Tisnienilzn, vest of Knr
czew, mid on the Otrow Uchruek
WASIIINOTON, Aug. II. In ac
cordance with Secretary Lansing's
announcement yesterday that it might
ho necessary to strong-then tho
forces on the Mexican border because
of brigandage, nrdors probably will
go out soon to army ssts to hold
troops in readiness if not aeliiully
to niovo thuin.
Under Major Ociinrnl Fiiustnu's
cnmmiiud on tho border aro about
1 1,000 troops. At other jmsts iu
continental United States are about
l'J.OOO mobile troops. It was being
suggested today that if tho ined of
troops became imperative it medit
be iieeossary to use national guards
men. Reports today from Vera Cr-iz,
where anri-foieign uprisiiiKM are
feared, told of no disorders. The
battleship New Hampshire and
LouUiiinu nro on I heir way to rein
force Comiiiniuler McNumoo's little
icunhoat scpindruu iu case It should
become necessary to protect lives or
propei ty onanist the deuionatraUons
of Mexicans in Cnrmujw's tun'ipor
ary capital, who rosout tho autioii of
the United Statos iu calllugu Pau
Auieriunii confereiieo to coinposu
Interstate Commerce Commission
Grants Portion of Freht Rate
Advances and Refuses to Sanction
WASIIINOTON, Aug 11. Tlio in
terstate commerco commission today
granted u, portion of the freight rule
increases asked by the western rail
roads mid refused to sanction others.
The ndvnnees nro comparatively
small. On tho items which would
have netted the greatest ret'enue, the
increnses were denied.
Tho roads asked for incwnlus in
carlbad rales on eouuuoditJM'.biit
did not ask for any uniform ndvanee.
The majority of the onmmlj-siiyi
look the view (but some of theVrtrtds
which wero iu slrnils suffered Trrim
had inmiagemmit ami financial opurav
lions. Commissioner Daniels anil
Harlan, tlio minority!, agreed will?
nil the increases granted, contended
Hint others should have been al
lowed, and held thnt improper finan
cial management should not debar
the roads from receiving reasonable
rates for service.
The eoniuUHhion summarized its de
cision us follews:
"Proposed increased carload rales
on grain and grain products consid
ered as ono commodity not justified.
"Proposed increase from 00,000
pounds to '10,000 pounds in the mini
mum carload, weight of grain pro
"Proposed iperoased carload rates
on livestock not justified.
"Proposed Increased carload rate
on packing house products mid fresh
meals, except as indicated between
points on the .Missouri river not jus
tified. "Proposed increased carload rates
on fertilizer mid fertilizer materials
"Proposed increased rates on bi
tuminous coal except, as to South
Dakota points, justified. Tim rates
on coko hero proposed which aro the
same as on coal justified.
"Proposod increased cailond rales
on brewers, lieo and less than car
load ralos on dnmontic rieo justified.
"Proposed increased carload rates
on broom corn not justified.
"Proposed iuorensp carload rales
on hay and straw whore not Iu excess
of class C justified."
Affects tho West
The decision affects freight rates
mainly west of tio Mississippi and in
the southwest. It nffoels, indirect
ly, every railroad iu the United Slates
and the commission today sorvod
notice of its notion upon "j;)()0 luryo
mid small linos.
Tho commission itself has no final
cstiututo of tlp amount of the in
creases iu dollars nnd cents. From
various estimates of record, however,
mudo by witnesses for both sides
and based upon tho higher figures
whero tho cxtimnitm disagreed, the
following table, announced iu tho de
cision, indicates roughly the annual
inorcuso iu tho railroad revenues and
tho increases bolujf allowed to go into
Grain nnd groin product .fJjOlO,
Packing house products and frosli
This makes, with olhor itoins, a
total of $7,001,217.
Dissonting reports woro filed hv
Commissioners Daniels mid Iliulau.
The retfinn moro particularly nf-
(Contlnued on Page Four.)
SPHINOFILLD, III., Am?. It. Tlio
Union stock yards nl Chicago was
liifiiiu mudo a restricted area and ti.v
Illinois counties were placed iu oloso
ipiaruntino today by federal and
sluts authorities, follovwug new out
breaks of the foot nnd mouth dis
ease. Stato authorities snid the frosh
outbreak had boon traced to iufeetcd
and ho" cholera scrum.
Four Officers of Owning Company
and Captain and Engineer of Cap
sized Vessel IntHctcd For Disaster
Bonds Fixed at $20,000 Each
Chiminal Carelessness Charged.
CHICAGO, IU., Aug. 11. Indict
ments chnrelng manslaughter and
criminal carolcssncsa wero returned
boforo Judge ICorston In tho criminal
court today In connection with tho
Tho captatn and engineer and tour
officers of tho St. Joseph-Chicago
Steamship company, owners of tho
boat woro named.
Thono indicted were:
George T. Arnold, president of the
v William II. Hull, vlco president and
NV. C. Stecolo, secretary-treasurer.
jUJtay "W. Davis, assistant secretary
Wreckers wero readj today to be
gin tho task of raising tho steamship
Kastland. Docked bcsldo tho East
land, a canvas covered scow wns wait
ing to hoist the bodies which officials
expected would bo found In tho hull
of tho ship. Ahovo the scow an Am
erican flag floated nt halt maBt nnd
strips of black and purple cropo hung
from tho canvas covorlng.
Twenty temporary coffins wero
placed on tho bargo to await tho
Five Counts KiiiicinraUsl
The bill against the officials con
tained fivo counts, charging:
1. That they knew tho Eastland
was unsonworthy mid had no stability-
2. Thnt thoy permitted 2300 pas
sengers nboard tho vessel, which Ja
more than its carrying capacity.
I). That they were negligent in
hiring mi incompetent engineer who,
because of his lack of skill, was un
able to control the hont properly.
I. That the crew did not number
enough hands to niumigo and control
tho Knslland properly.
fi. That tho ballast tanks wero
allowed to bo out of repair nnd not
filled with wuter.
Charges Against Captain
Against Captain l'cderscn theso
charges woro brought :
1. That lie permitted nboard tho
boat n turgor number of pusKoiijjcra
than sho could safely carry.
2. Thnt ho neglected to warn tho
pnsscngers to loavo tho Kastlnud
whou it became apparent to him
that she was about to turn over.
!!. That be was negligent in not
seeing (hat tho ballast tanks wero
propei ly filled mid in good repair.
I. 'that ho was negligent in not
seeing Hint tho chalk boles mid gang
ways woro closed when the ship was
Tho counts Iu the indictment of
Kriokson are iu essential similar to
those against Poderscn.
(Continued on rage Four)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. Tba
American note rejecting tho conten
tion of tho AiiBtro-Hungnrian govern
mont that tho action of tho United
Statos In permitting ho exportation
of munitions of war to tho enemies
of tlio Garninnlo nllies, "Is not In
consonance with tho definition of
neutrality, was on Its way today to
Vlonnn, Ambassador Pcnflold prob
nbly will presont It to tho Austrian
Tho nolo, It was said, reaffirms
the position of the United States that
American exporters havo a right un
dor International law to sond war
supplies to bolllgoronts ablo to pur
chase and receive tboin, . .