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Medford Mail Tribune
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MEDFOKD, OREGON, THURSDAY, SKPTWMBEJl 30, 15)15
rmllv Tenth Yrar.
NEW ORLEANS GUT OFF FROM THE WORL
C GULF HURRICANE
N U COAST
BY BIG STORM
Many Lives Lost and Heavy Property
Loss New Orleans Flooded and
Damaged Estimated at $2,000,000
Wires Prostrated and Railroads
DRIVE OF ALLIES
THE WAR WITH THE BRASS BUTTONS OFF WIRELESS SENDS
ON WEST HE
Berlin Concedes Loss of Important
Positions Champagne District Is
Scene of Fiercest Fighting Brit
ish Seeking Capture of Lens, Pre
paratory to Taking of Lille.
NF.W ORLEANS, Sept. 30, via
Union Ttouge, La. Unofficial esti
mates lotlny placed Iho property dam
ago In Now Orleans from ycstorday'H
Btorm nt nearly $2,000,000, and the
loss of life at seven. It wan esti
mated that at leant 1G0 persons wero
more or less Injured by tho collapso
of buildings, falling signs or flying
Scarcely a large pinto glass window
remains lnict in tho downtown nce
tlon and Jinny stocks of goods wero
damaged by wind and rain. Signs,
telegraph, telephono, electric" light
roles, wires and debris from damaged
I (Hidings littered street cars today
trnd hundreds of structures wero un
roofed or demolished in various parts
of the city.
In tho Cumberland Telephono com
pany's c::chongo fifteen persons, most
ly girls, wero Injured when all tho
windows In tho oast front ontho floor
where they wcro working crashed in,
Wind Itenches.lilO Miles
Tho maximum velocity of tho wind
was reported by tho weather bureau
as between 120 and 1H0 miles an
hour. The wind blew nt this rnto for
one mlnuto. between 5:30 and C:00
o'clock Inst night. Tho highest sus
tained vollclty ,wns SC miles about
r. : 1 0 p. m.
I'ollco and flro departments wcro
kept busy responding to cnlls for as
sistance and Investigating .reports of
collapsed buildings. Two hundred
young women wcro removed by tho
jollco In automobiles and police ve
hicles from n clgnr factory threaten
ed with destruction Just before nlght
inll. They were lioused In tho crim
inal courts building until tho storm
Numerous school buildings nnd
churches wero destroyed or badly
damaged by the wind. Approlmato
1 sooO telephones were rendered
lifeless and trolley service wns mis
ponded after 3 o'clock yosterdny nf-ttrnoon.
fi'ulf Const Buffer
MOllILE.' Ala.. Sopt. 30. With
every telephone and telegraph vtro
to tho westward prostrated by tho
"West Indian storm, Mobilo today was
without information as to tho extent
of damage at Coden Ilayou, La Uatro,
Gulfport, Pass Christian and other
points nlong the gulf. Three fam
ilies aro reported missing at Crab
Although Mobile escaped tho full
' LONDON, Sept. 30.- Tho great
drive of the entente allies on tho wes
tern front is making important head-(
wnj in tho Ohnmpngno region of
France. Paris elaimfi a notniiio nu-.
vnnco nml Merlin concedes thnt the
French have gained ground.
Tho Paris wnr offieo in chronicling
tho ndvnnco in tho Clintnpngno nn
imutu'CH thnt n footing in tho second
Gennniiflino of defense wns secured
nt several points. "
Tho district west of GuttaDc. TniireJ
nnd Hint to the. west' of tho Khvnrinl
farm nro mentioned in connection
with tho Champagne advance. The
French nro declared oven to have
passed the German line in this Inttei
region, hut wcro unable to hold on
there because of tiio heavy German
artillery fire. Thoy maintained nil
the second line points captured, how
over, it is claimed,
Seek Strategic Hallway
In this district tho French nre
pushing for tho strnlegio rnilwny lino
.just behind tho Gerninn front, and,
according to their claims, "inust now
be very close to it. Airmen," luivo
hombtirilcd various stations nlong
Important supporting works to the
south of Itipont in this section also
were taken, Paris assorts, completing
tho conquest of tho first German dc
The only resistance of the Germans
in the Arlow district, where the Hrit
ih nnd French nre pushing their lines
toward Lens with the eventual taking
of the important city of Lille appar
ently in view, was an extremely vio
lent bnnihardinenl of the new allied
positions east of Sanchez, Paris re
ports. Allies Dominate. Field
IIolli north 'and south of Lens the
nllics hold high ground dominating
the town tho Hrilib.li on hill No. 70,
the French on hill No 1 10, the high
crest between Souehez and Vimy.
Jtaiu, log nnd soggy ground have
been hampering both tho contendere
and limiting the nctiities of aircraft.
A few dn.vs of clear, dry weather
might have n marked healing on developments.
(Continued on page two.)
RAN PORT FRAUD
VINCENT BLOWN UP
WASHINGTON, Si'pt. .10.-The
Aireriian sailing ship Vincent was
blown up Septomhcr 27 by o mine off
( aic Orloff, in the White son, and
i, ,t total loss. Tho orew was saved,
l,ut l iiptain Ambormnn uud throe men
ui. injured. Thoy are boing treat
ed ,n a hospital at Arohanffol. Con
b.ttar diatehe to tho state doiwrt
n i-i.t today reported tb disaster.
TI,o Vincent formerly waa Hritwh
tb,, winch rwewtly took American
xtj.i.tir. She sailed trow Now York
.1 ,.,. i.ud arrived t Arehanl JhI.v
.in. v .iIiuk frwM tUero Sejtfember 4
j.i i London.
I.oNPOX, Sept. a0. Tfce oajitniN,
i r-t .(n.t hm1 inHtus and carpenter
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NF.W.YOKK, Sept. 30. Andrew D.
Meloy, who vs arrested by depart
ment of justice agents when he ar
liml htro today, was arraigned
charged with conspiring with Franz
liintclen, a Gormnu wine merchant, to
defraud tho United States government
in securing n passport for Itiutelcn.
Mcloy was hold in $10,000 bail.
Mcloy, his secretary, Miss lint tie
Itropliv, and Franz Itintelcu, alias E.
V. Gasche, wero taken off tho steamer
Moordam nt Kirkwall by Hritish mil
itary authorities early in August.
Hintelun wns sent to an Knglish de
tention camp, whore he still is. 'His
passport stated ho was a citizen of
Moloy nnd Miss Hrophv were re
turned to this country nt the institu
tion of the department of justice.
Mis Hrophy i being held n a ma
HAIL RUINS APPLE CROP
AT ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO
HOSWKLL, N. M., Sept. 30. A
heavy kail tonu Ut nht prsctio-
ally rHUMHl tkt winter apple crop in
the vicinity of Hoawoll. The damage
i p-tiinated at $200,000. Packing
.i ti luiNr begun imIu in the larger
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the brass buttons i-Ipikm! olio wll 1 jxiitiiiy (lie human Mile of Inhuman
lint. It'll tin- Liii-ojio to sketch tho great unr as an American see it with
war. W:Kcli foe his cartoons Jn tho Mail Tribimo.
SLAIN IN 'BILE
LONDON, Sept. 30 The-ltUh
casualties in the recent off & act
ZEPPELINS HEADED ;SAFE CONDUCT
3 ATTACK LONDON
LONDON, 'M-pl. .10. Six Zi-ppchn
dirigible bullooii were iehted today
Ion on the western front tided ,oer Aerw-liot, twenty-throe iuiIon
Lieutenant Oeneral 'Sir Tion nnrtheufet of MhikmIs. Tho mndiiw
Cappor and Major General 'H. were bound in a wenterly lirwtiun.
Thcslnger, both killed. Thnt iuforuiutioti wnm couttiiiiwl in
General Thompson was 1 la i diiwtli Irom AiAterduin to the Cen-
1SC3, commanded tho Thlrt'tln'i tral Nw agency.
fantry brigade from 1911 'Mg
and then was annolnted an irforj Due et of ArM-liot lie Dover
of Infantry. Ho had boon ad3 ! t,,e K"glli ebnufl
ine nisunguisnea Hervico o if"
everal other medals for his goi!?:
GUTHRIE REPRESENTS WILSON
.T- i.il,innln r. r. r. r. T-1 r.
General Theslnger had bi ' t ' mmftuu a uununi lun
moled several times slueo thr WAMIINOTON', Sept. 30. Irei
began. Io pej-ved In tho Nl " dout WiUoii today imuied Amenran
dltlon of 1 SOS and In tho Sou tubao-adur Gulhri at Tokiw n hi-
can war. Ho wns Jiwpcctor pbr-.inil npn-fiiLitiM- nt tti- ci
of tho king's African It t fit. .ouhMm. .u. . .m. ..i ih. h,ik i.l., ti
W.5iIINGTON, ftopt. 30. Sir Co
cll Sprlng-ltlco.tbo lirltlsh nmbas
sador, today dolivorad to Acting Boo
rotary Polk at tho statu department,
n safe conduct undor whloh Dr. Con
Untln T. Dumba, tho Austrian am
bassador will roturn to VIonna. Tho
denartmont askod for tho snino con
dual some days ago when Dr. Dumba
talograplitHl from the Hummer oiu
boMy at Lenox, Maas., that he had
ben onlorod homo and roqueatod
that arrHngeuieiiU for his safu pus
u be made.
1909 to 1913.
HOUSTON, Tox., Sent. SO. If, ns
eportMl by wlroleu, tho barometor nt
New Orleans fell to 28 11, in that re
gard the storm was third In point of
. ty in tbo wot'da hiBtor).
IN WHEAT PIT
CHICAGO, Sept. 110.- Sensational
advance took place just before tho
vlokit of trading today in tho Septem
ber delivery of wheat. -Mouth-end
eovoriiig by shorts ran up quotations
to 115Vt u hiiMhol ns against 103
lust night, n jump of 11.
Notwithstanding thnt tho riso was
ateejior than Juis been witnessed at
any time since tho beginning of tho
Kuropoaii war, oxoiteinont wns not
eoiraioiulingly great. Transactions
were mostly in small lots, and tho
quoeze did not nffeet the, maiket as
OF 4600 MILES
Successful Telephone Communication
between Atlantic Seaboard and Ha
waii Accomplished by Radio Ex
periment Followed Talkfnrj Across
Continent Last Night.
I'rlnnovlllo Jounran has It that A.
II. Honors company will build a mill
und railroad to their timber bold-
NEW YOKK', Sept. 30. Hint wirc
Ichs telephono communication from
the Atlantic seaboard to Hawaii, n
distance of -1000 miles, is now nn ac
complished fact wns announced today
nt tho offices of tho American Tclo
hono St Telegraph company.
Exceeding even in success tho
transmission of the human voice from
Arlington to Marc Island, Cul., n dis
tance of 2f00 miles, accomplished
last night, it wob stated thnt subse
quent experiments hud resulted in
successful telephono communication
between Arlington nnd tho nnvnl radio
station nt Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Tho distanco over which this wire
less communication wns held is
greater than the dictnneo froni-Nqiv
York to London, Paris, IprHnj(tar;
Home. Tho voico hnd to travel ov$
tho wholo United States, ndisfafev
of 2500 miles, before it enjouhtered,
the more simple wireless i eruditions
which exist over, largo bodltw'of wa.
ler. For the purjioso of this test it
twn8 stated , thnt the receiving waH'
done on suinll wireless nntcnnnn
erected by engineers of tho telephone
company by permission of tho naval
authorities i(t the Ponrl Harbor sta
tion. A representative of tho company
snid thnt whilo wireless telephony
would form an important adjunct to
the proscnt telephono system, in that
it could bo established between points
where it would ho impracticable to
extend wires, it would not replnco thu
present system. Tho wireless, he ex
plained, is subject to interference,
from ntmosphorie conditions nnd any
one with nppnrntiM could lisjeu in on
LONDON, Sopt. HO. Proforenco
for continuation of tbo voluutcer sys
tem Is said to bavo been expressed
by Karl Kitchener at a meeting ot
labor oxcoutlvos yesterday which was
addressed by tho war secretary. Ho
said, however, that tho present rato
of recruiting was not equal to tho
Karl Kitchener said that his own
plan, which had not yet bocn author
ized by tho government wus to apply
tbo systein ot tho military ballot.
Kvory district would bo roqulred to
furnish its quota of mon. In caso
this quota could not bo obtained by
voluntary enlistment tho required
number would bo selected by ballot
from among tbo men ot military ago
and tho enlistment of thosa thus se
lected would bo compulsory. Tho sec
retary added that there had been no
slnckenlng of tho pressure to bring
SEIZE ALL METAL
IN KAISER'S PALACE
GBNRVA, via Paris, Sept, 30.
Tho emperor's pnluco in Berlin was
visited by tho commission having In
chnrgo tho solzuro ot all metal for
government uso and n list of tho
metals at tho court was demanded,
Tito court chamberlain ordered all
tho mombors of tho royal family to
mjiko Individual lists.
l)y tho orders ot Hmpcror William
all metals not in actual necessary uw
will bo seized.
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