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Medtord Mail Tribune
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Dull y Tenth Tfr.
MEDFORD, OREGON. MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1915
R USSIA SENDS ULTIMATUM FDR PEACE OR WAR TD BULGARIA: ANSWER TODAY
Unless Bulgaria Concedes Fully De
mands of Russia and Breaks Off
Relations With Teutons, Russia
Will Break Off Diplomatic Rela
tions Mackcnzen to Lead Drive.
LONDON, Oct. J. Two pow-
crful Russian squudrons nro re-
ported to have npjicared off tho
Unitarian coast near Varna, on
the Black sen. This nnnouncc-
"" ment is mndo by tho Tribunn of
Home, nccortliiif,' to the corro- ""
" spondent thcro of the Kxchnngo
"" Telegraph company.
IMrrilOGRAI), vin London, Oct. 1.
- Unless Bulgaria linn conceded fully
the demands of Russia concerning the
breaking off of relations with the cen
tral powers by 2 o'clock this after
noon, tho Russian minister ot Sofia
and his stuff will depart. However,
us Russia draws n distinction between
tho Unitarian government and the
Unitarian people, no repressive meas
ures will bo adopted against Unitar
ian subjects in Russia.
Even M. Mudjariow, Bulgarian
minister to Russia, will not bo expell
ed, ills passports will not bo giwn
to him and ho will lie permitted to re
main undisturbed, although to offic
ial relations' vhTbo maintained with
him as t)io representative of lung
Itiis.sin Acta Alone
Tlie foreign office explains that flic
fuel that Russia alone sent an ulti
matum to Bulgaria was due to volun
tary recognition on this part of her
allies of this nation's predominance
in the Balkans and of her moral claim
upon the gratitude of the Balkan peo
ple. Whether France. Italy and Great
Britain will withdraw their represen
tatives ut Sofia in ease Russia takes
this action has not yet been decided.
Russia felt compelled to make this
move, in view of tho failure of nil of
lorts to bring prcsMiro through other
means on Kinjr Ferdinand. It is the
iew of tho Russian Roernmcnt that
the recall of its minister would con
vince tho Bulgnrinu people that King
reidinaud'b policy is dangerous.
Must Cliooio Today
LONDON, Oct. -I. Bulgaria must
make her choice today for an open nl
banco with tho central powers uud
Tin key, or for neutrality. When her
decision will be made known publicly
icts with the censors, but it is re
garded as unlikely that thero will be
delay in. satisfy injr tho widespread
anxiety to know tho best or tho worst.
There is a marked division of opin
ions in London as to which side King
Fcidiunnd nud Premier Radoslnvoff
will chooso. Notwithstanding tho
signs of hostility toward Sorbia ou
tho part of Bulgaria, the opinion is
expressed by some well-informed dip.
lomats that Bulgaria will not fight,
and that oven though tbo government
should elect to do so, tho Bulgarian
people would resist such a policy.
Mwkenwn to IjnuI
In tho meantime, Sofia continues to
deny the existenco of the minatory
conditions on which tho Russian ulti
matuin is based. Negative action,
(Continued on page six)
NEW YORK, Oct. J. Tho Sooiety
for thu Suppression of Viuo announc
ed today that it has appointed John
S. Sumner as noting suorotary of the
froeioty to continue tho work gf vice
KUpprcittM iu which the iato An
tttuay CuutttM:k whs eu-ngod. Mr.
Smiinor i a lawyer and wn of Rear
Admiral George W. Sumner, retired.
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Arrowrock tlntn, near lloUc, Idaho, now completed
I101SE, Idaho, Oct. 1. Special
trans over tho United States govern
ment's railroad .today carried thou
Hands of 'southern Idaho pcoplo to
Arrowrock to attend thp dedication of
tho great Arrowhead dahL built to
store tho flood waters of tho Boiso
rlvor. Tho dedicatory exercises In
oludo addresses by J. II. Lowell for
tho government and Governor Moses
Alexander for tho stato and water
users. Tho dam Is 3I8.C feet high
and It cost flvo million dollars.
At noon carrier pigeons took mes
sages to Arrowrock from every part
of tho Ilolso Irrigation district to tho
crest of tho dam.
Arrowrock dam Htands to day tho
highest dam yet built, a monument
to tho efficiency of tho government.
Reclamation Service; the key to on
Irrigation project that ndds 240,000
fruitful acres to tho permanent
wealth of tho nation.
In tho roborvolr back of Arrow
rock dam, a bowl IS miles long rnd
cupablo of draining a basin of 2C10
square miles, moro than twlco tho
area of tho stato of Rhodo Island,
thcro Is to bo stored each year 244,
000 acrc-fcot of wator for Irrigation
In tho lato summer months when tho
normal flow of tho river Is exhausted.
It is tho highest dam In tho world.
It Is the only ono of Its kind con
structed In tho history of irrigation.
Tho total cost to build It Is $5,000,
000, approximately $2,500,000 undor
the estimates. Four jcars wero oc
cupied in erecting It and It stands
(Contlnuod on pago six)
TIiU plctmo Iioh. Lou two
ft wis k...t away, and tl rult
inmieoM) gops nwde lu Uio concrete
WATER SEMI-ARID EMPIRE
WASHINGTON, Oct. -I.-Prnidcul
Wilson, Secret ary Daniels and Chair
man Padgett of tho houso naval com
mittee decided today at a conference
at the Whita Houso that the naval
program fortho coming- session of
congress shall include tho addflidh'of
fast battle cruisers to the Anlerican
fleet. Tho nnvy has now, nono.
The conference dismissed tho naval
estimates more than an hour. Aitcr
ward Secretary Daniels 6nid tho pro
gram had not been completed nnd ho
was not ready Jo make any announce
ment as to what increases ho would
recommend to congress. Mr. Daniels,
howovor, said that the report mndo to
him by Naval Constructor MoBridc,
who returned from England last week
after juvestignting naval lessons of
the war, had convinced him that fast
warships of powerful types were ab
solutely essential to a well-balanced
nay, toward wluch his recommenda
tions will trend. Ho refused to bay
how many submarines congress will
ho asked to provide, but indicated his
opinion that tho pubmcrsibles will be
recognized by important additions.
No diiect reports have been icceK-
ed from Germany and Austria, but
general information regarding the
Gcnnatt navy is in tho hands of tho
secretary Daniels expects to have
his estimates ready by October 13.
Tho need of increasing the number
of midshipmen at tho naval academy
was touched on at today's conference
nnd it was agreed that tho corps
should bo brought up to tho full ca-
paelt yofjho academy.
ell pUced hoU fio.n a la-ceiitlincter
was tlmt tho MK.f ued fa, cxifaj;
and niawnry nt Ujo left,
ON NAVAL PROGRAM
FOR UNITED STATES
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NORTH OF ARRAS
Germans Admit Loss of Trench, But
Claim Gain in Struggle With Brit
ish at Loqs French Report Con
tinuous Fighting With Steady
Gains in Territory.
niiKLIN, Oct. 4 A further gain
for tho Germans In tho struggle with
tho Uritlsh near, Loos was reported
today by tho war office.
Tho French succeeded In wresting
from tho Gormana part of a trench
PARIS, Oct. 4. Fronch troops
havo continued to mako progress to
the north of Arras, according to tho
'announcement given out by tho
French war office this afternoon.
Thero has been almost continuous
fighting botweon tho trenches, ac
companied by nrtlllory exchanges, in
tho vicinity of Nbuvron and Qucnuo
vlcres. Thero also has been artillery fight
ing in tho Champagno district.
A squadron of French atoroplancs
ban thrown down' forty bombs of
heavy calibre on tho railroad station
Tho text of the communication fol fel fol
eows: "Wo havo continued to mako pro
gress to tho north, of Arras In tho
forest ot Glvenchy,' and nt Hill No.
iiu.. Jicrot.w.a occupied the cross
roads of flvo highways.-,
"Thoro has bon almost continuous
fighting with ' hand grcnadcsB and
bombs accompanied by artillery fight
ing from each sldo, In tho vicinity of
Quennovlcrcs nnd Nouvron.
"In the Champagne district thoro
has been artlllory fighting in tho vi
cinity of tho N'avarain farm,
Counter Attaclui Repulsed
"Yesterday evening two counter at
tacks on tho part ot tho enemy to
tho north of Mosnll wero repulsed.
Tho night passed quietly on tho re
mainder of tho front.
"Ono of our airship squadrons has
thrown down on tho Sablons railroad
station at Motz no fowor than forty
shells of heavy calibre. Other French
aviators continued tho bombardmont
from tho air of tho railroad lines,
junction points and railroad stations
bohlnd tho German front."
ALLIES LAND TO
ATHENS. Oct. 3. vin Paris. Oct. 4.
All doubt as to tho entrance of
Greece into tho war on tho sido of thn
' entente allies has now been disposed
TWO GERMAN SH ELLS DID THISI
gim riul tho utter xH-pm, of one
tho inner fort, hecfai: tliat U,o fort
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John J. Carty. chief tiigtiieer for tlio Hell telephono system, who In re
HK)iisll)lo for Hie success or Wlirlivrt Tolepliony, rvceMng congratulntloiw
over llio nlivlcds phono nt .Mih-h Island, near Kah Fnmcl.sco, fiimi 'lliewloro
X. VaII, itwsldent of the system. 'In Xow York City. :
ALLIES WAR LOAN
NEW YORK', Oct, H.An important
announcement indicating tho success
of tho Anglo-French lonri waH made
today by J. P. Morgan & Co. It was
to the effect that no subscriptions to
tho underwriting will bo received af
ter 10 n. in. tomorrow.
The stntement of J. P. Morgan &
''In li.ilirilf nf llin tnnnfirrAru nT llin
underwriting syudicato of tho Anglo
French loan, J. P. Morgan & Co. an
nounco that no subscriptions toward
tho underwriting will ho received nf
ter 10 o'clock tomonow (Tuesday)
Subscriptions for llio loan contin
ued to pour in today. Among those
seeking to suhburibo wero a consider
a bio number of British nud French
citirens residing abroad.
The foreign oidcrs canio by cable
and from tho Now York finnnoial
agents of London and Paris houses
with wealthy clienteles.
of. Tho official organ of tho gov
ernment bnya that tho landing of
French troops at Saloniki is for tiio
purpnso of assisting Greece.
of the outer foits at Novo GootglotMc. T, ui,derid.inl..K for a simco of no
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LOST TO BRITISH
IJURLI.V, Oct. 1 A dispatch from
tho front published in tho Lokal An-
'zclger today, says that tho Drltsh and
French losses In tho now offcnslvo
havo boon so great that ronowal qt
tho attacks Is not expected. German
troops aro said to havo begun a coun
ter offeuslvo, this correspondent says,
and havo occupied "a particularly Im
portant part ot tho nrltlsh front,"
after inflicting heavy losses on their
opponents. IIo adds that tho ground
wont by tho British nt Loos la grad
ually being recaptured iu tho dully
battles which aro in progress.
"Tho chlof plan of tho enemy," ho
continues, "was to break through bo
tweon Ilhclms and Argonno. This was
rendered futllo becauso tho attack
was broken by tho wonderful bravery
ot our troops, tho timely disposition
of rosorves nnd tho uso of our nowly
prepared cntrenchmnts. Although ho
mado repoatcd attacks, tho enemy
uovor succeeded in increasing his
"On tho east flank wo wero en
abled to win an appreciable advantago
by a counter offonslvo."
" " ""B ol Ul
' ' MfctttsoS
Federal Court Sustains Validity of
Twcnty-flvc-Year Franchise and
Permits Company to Purchase the
Plaot for $20,000, Applying $17,
606 Owed by City ort Price.
PORTLAND, Or., Oct. 1. Tho Cjty
of Mcdford lost its enso against tho
California-Oregon Power company in
the United States district court hero
today. Judge Charles E. Wolvorton
read n decision tuidcr which tho
power company will bo allowed to
purchaso the city's clcctrio power
plant for $20,000 and to continue its
contract to furnish power. Tho
amount of $17,000 owed by tbo city
to tho company for power already
furnished will apply on tho purchaso
Tim ease grew out of n contract
which was entered into by tho city
council on voto of the pcoplo Juno 7,
1007. Thn contract gavo tho com
pany a !!5-ycnr Jeaso of tho plant
witli tho right to purchase.
Tho ground on which the city asked
that tho contract bo declared void
Was that the city charter contained
a clause preventing tho council from
eutoring into public utilities enntrnpto
extending over a term of moro than
Judgo Wolvorton declared that tho
city council had deliberately tried to
get around this clause mid ns tho
company hnd "faithfully performed it"
part of tho contract it should' be al
lowed to go abend ami purchase tho
LAN&FORD, Pa., Oct. 4. Tho b5x
men uud thrco boys who wero res
cued yestordny after liaving been im
prisoned for moro than six days in
tho Coaldulo initio of tho Ichigli Coal
& Navigation compnny, wero in good
condition today nnd all aro expected
to be ablo to go to their homes in a
few days. They aro being fed ep
tiiely on liquid. Permission was given
their families to visit theuiitoday for
it short time.
Tho fact that the accident occurred
before noon ratlior than iu tho after
noon is given as one of tiio principal
reasons why tho men wero found
alive. Their dinner pails wero full in
tho morning uud with this supply of
food thoy wero ablo to get sutlioiciit
nourishment for four of tho six dajs.
The last two days of their imprison-
ment wero spent without food of any
LONDON, Oct. 1.--A dispatch from
Sofia to Router's under duto of Sep
tember JI0 bays that M. Malinoff,
leader of thu Bulgarian democrats,
has designated by nil tho opposition
parties to treat with tho ministers of
the entente powers. Tho democratic
leader, to whom full liberty of notion
was given, already has begun the
pour parlers, according to tho dis
patch. BULGARIANS DENY
SOFIA, O.t 2, m London, Oct. 1.
Formal donul that Gunuon officers
have tuken control of tho military af
fairs of Bulirariu and that Oermunv
is biippiying that country with funds,
arc contained in an offiuiul statement
issued through tho Dulguriua Hws,
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