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Medford Mail Tribune
Itnln or Snow Sunday. Slat.
10, Min. ill, Pre. .51.
jbIIv -Tenth Year.
MEDFORD. OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 191(1
HE MRS LOOT AND BURN TOWN FOLLOWING CLASH WITH ILL GUARDS
SCENE OF II
AT STEEL PUNT
One Dead, 23 Injured, Million Dollar
Property Loss, Following Riot at
East Youngstown, 0., Begun When
Guards Fire at Crowd of Strikers
Mob Sets Town Ablaze.
YOUNGSTOWN, 0., Jan. 8. Fear
ing u now outbreak of rioting this
morning when n crown" of striko
sympathizers gathered on the hill op
posite tho Youngstown Sheet & Tube
eonipany plant, Brigadier General
John C. Speaks ordered four Cleve
land militia companies of! tho fifth
regiment to the strike, scene. Two
companies marched into tho plant to
reinforce 100 striko gunrds, nnd tho
other two companies patrolled the op
posite hill to prevent mob organisa
tion. Operations at tho mill aro en
tirely suspended today nnd no at
tempt was nindo to operate it.
Three hundred office employes nro
marooned in the plant, where they
spent tho night for safety and to
keep fires going.
Troops In Full Control
By afternoon state troops were in
full control of tho situation at East
Youngstown, and it was expected that
complete martial law would ho de
clared before night in order to pre
vent any new outbreak after night
fall. A canvass of morgues nnd hos
pitals today gave n list of one dead
nnd twenty-three injured as tho re
sult of last night's steel strikers riot
ing. The dead man is as yet uniden
tified. He was twenty threo years
old and was shot while in tho net of
looting a store.
.Million Dollar loss
f'hio and military nuthorities heio
today expressed the belief that for
the pre-ent, at least, nil end had been
put to the wild scenes of i idling 'ami
looting which marked last night and
left tho thriving little city of East
Youngstown a mass of embers-. One
life is known to have been lost. Fully
ten blocks of tho town, including tho
cntiro business section, wero burned
nnd several thousnnds of people wero
driven from their homos. Tho loss
was placed at no loss than .-rlJlOO.OOO.
Physicians called to look after tho
wounded placed tho number at 100,
although only twenty-three had been
brought to hospitals hero. While the
majority had been shot, there were
many wounds from knives.
Thcro was no liquor question to
Fettle in East Youngstown today, for
of the twenty saloons, all but two had
been burned and tho.se two had been
Beginning of ltlot
Tho trouble began late yesterday
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FORD PARTY ASK
UNITE FOR PEACE
AMSTERDAM, Jan. S. Tho Ford
party arrived nt Amsterdam this
morning on tho way to Tho Hague,
and made n brief stop here. Tho Rev.
Uinrlcs F. Aked of San Francisco,
the Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jonc of Chi
t.igo nnd Judge Hen B. Lindoy of
Dim or, have mudo arrangements for
the first public incetiug at The
Hague nest week under the auspice
i-i the Ford party, ut which nil nou
tr.il nations will bo asked to unite for
pi ice. Member of tho jiarty ox
pri'. confidence that Haee entiMMt
"LDLNZAAL, Holland, Jn. S.
iuc hpcciul train earryiHjf la Hwni-
lr nt the Foni jiaea party. lnin
'M-iiltiigtti to Tk Jljrni' arrived at
' Diiitli trmimr t...l.n attr an
wu hur trip through (Icrmany.j
1 It.iiii uihh1 tlini.i.li .iilit')'L,l
J. V biiij; ,ilid Ureuu-ii. '
German Report Claims Recapture
Austrians Apparently Fighting Des
perately to Hold Positions to Pro
tect Kovcl Germans Capture
French Trench In Surprise Attack.
LONDON', Jan. 8. Tho Russian
offensive- wtill occupies the most im
portant place in the news of the war,
with the enpturo of Czurtorysk as the
latest achievement reported. Tho
Russians claim full possession of tho
village, but the Austrians deny they
have advanced any further than tho
Tho Austrians apparently nro
fighting desperately in this region in
tho effort to hold their positions ns
a screen for Kovcl and a link be
tween the Austro-Gormnn armies in
Galicia and those further north in
tho neighborhood of Fin sic, which is
threatened with envelopment ns a re
sult of tho Russian advance.
Tho news regarding Czarlorysk
must be taken with reserve. A Ger
man repott dated later than that of
the Russians claims that all tho lost
ground has been retaken. Tho town
may become a second Czcmowitz,
which apparently is untenable by
On the Rritish front in tho west
tho Gcnnnns liavo attacked near the
Lille-Armentieres railroad, but, ac
cording to official British advices,
have been repulsed, lloth the British
and French heavy artillery wero bus
ily engaged yesterday.
Constantinople reports that tho nl
lies again have bombarded tho nar
rows from land and sea.
Adjournment of parliament over
tho week end has brought a lull in the
controversy over compulsory military
BF.fi'LIN, Jan. 8. A portion of n
Jrcneh to tho south of Ilurtmans
Wcilerkopf was captured from tho
French yesterday by German troops
in a surprise attack, according to tho
German official htntcinenl given out
YOUNGSTOWN', 0., Jan. 7. Ans
wering nn appeal from citizens of
Struthers, Gonornl Speaks sent two
companies of militia to that village
for protection from rioting there.
Tho message stated that a mob had
formed and is engaged in a general
fight in the streets, men shooting and
beating each other up.
Two hundred citizens of Struthors,
across tho N'ahoning rier opposite
East Youngstown, armed themselves
today ami massed on a bridge to re
pel a threatened invasion of strikers.
Fifty pounds of dynamite was placed
hcucnth tho bridge and nn electrical
connection mndo ready to blow it up
the moment a mob started across.
Later reports said that tho itu
ntion nt Strulhers wns under contnl,
but troops would be kept on duty
there to prewnt further trouble.
RRKKLLY, ful.. Jan. 8.- Seized
with nn Httmk of la grippe on his
S3d birthday Wednesday, Proleior
Eugene Weldeiuur Hilganl, oldest liv
ing prtfeor emeritiw of the Uai
veraity of lalifuruu), died hortly
before noon IimIux.
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HANDS OF CZAR
Germany Accepts American Conten
tions That Placing of Non-Combat-ants
in Lifeboats When a Prize Is
to Be Destroyed Is Not Assuring
Place of Safety.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. The state
department mndo public today Ger
many's note nceepting the Amorienn
contentions that the mere placing of
jion-combntnnts in lifeboats when n
prize is to bo destroyed is not under
nil conditions to bo considered as
suring them a place of safety.
Tho unto is tho latest communica
tion over tho sinking of tho American'
sniling ship William I Frye, nnd be
sides making the important conces
sion regarding the nuestion of small
boats, takes up the question of an in-
I demnity for the sunken ship nnd for
arbitrating the disputed provisions ot
tho Prussian-American treaty. The
most importnnt part of tho test re
lating to tho sinking of ships carry
ing contraband nnd the safety of non
"L'ntil the decision of tho perma
nent court of nibitrnlion, tho German
naval forces will sink only such mer
chant vessels ns are loaded with all
soluto contraband when thepro-eon
ditions provided by the declaration of
London nro present. In this the
German government quite shares tho
views ot the American government
that nllpossiblo caro must bo taken
for tho security of tho crew and pas
sengers of a vessel to bo sunk. Con-
sequentily the persons found on
board ot a osso may not bo ordered
into lifebonts except when the gen
eral conditions, that is to say, the
weather, the conditions of tho sen
ami tho neighborhood of tho coasts,
afford nbsoluto certainty Hint the
boats will reach the nearest port. For
tho rest tho German government begs
to point out that in cases where the
German naval forces havo mink neu
tral vessels for carrying contraband,
no loss of life has vet occurred."
For tho arbitration of tho Prussian
American treaty, Germany proposes
a special court at The Hague, which
shall meet Juno 11.
ROME, Jan, R. A fishing vesfol
put In nt Anzlo today with a lifeboat
from tho steamship Ancona which
had been picked up. Kxamlnatlon of
the boat seems to bear out tho asser
tion that It wns fired upon and sunk,
whilo containing passengers, among
whom wero women, by tho Austrian
Biibmnrluo which torpedoed tho An
cona, Many hairpins were found In
tho boat. Several holes In tho boat
apparently mado by sholU from the
submarine, had been stopped up with
shawls and torn skirts,
PARIS, Jan. S, via London. Two
hundred Montenegrins from America
lont their lives by tho kinking of an
Italian steam hip which struck a
mine in tho Adriatic.
The sinking of tk vowel wifti the
attttHdMt M of life is told in nn
ffiil Montenegrin gtatwiiiint under
date of January 7, received here from
Celt in j ax follews:
"An Italian teaMr from Ttrittdii
with mmb butwlred toM of uppJie
.mil 125 MontcmwiiM recruit froui
Am.rica n I r,i, tmnHe4 a wine
iiUirda la i vai' fn"uiiai Ji Me
dim. The sln. unk iumetbaiely and
U00 pueuci jHi"UtU."
AMERICAN CONSUL WHO WENT
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r 'fW$ - ;
- M AggBgBry'
Ilrltisli strnmsbi)) lViIa, ulilrh wius orpcdoel nnd sunk by an ene
my submarine off tli Isliuul of Crete, in tint .Mediterranean, with n
loss of nearly .'100 llcs, iiniong them ItolM'it X. McVeelcy, Aiiiertcan con
sill nt Ardeii, Arnlila, wIiomi Miriruit iipik'ur mImivc.
GANG OF POSTAL
IN PITCHED BATTLE
I'KNNS GROVE, K. J., Jan. S.--
gang of six or seven burglars nttompt
ed to rob tho postoftlco here early to.
day with tho result that three ot them
aro In a hospital with bullet wounds
and two others arc In the Camden
county jnll after a fight with n posso
ot citizens, policemen and postal In
spectors. Ilccauso of an Incronso In tho num
ber of employes at tho Dul'ont Pow
der works nt Cnrnoy's Point, X. J.,
tho Penns Orovo postofflco Is n busy
place. On pay day nt tho powder
plant two weeks ngo nn attompt wns
made to rob tho postofflce, Yester
day was again pny day and another
visit from tho robbers wns expected.
Chief Marshal HarboHon ot Penns
Grove enlisted tho services of six cit
izens to holp bis force of four po
licemen and postal officials sent four
Tho postofflce was surrounded at
midnight and at 2:30 n. m. tho rob
bers entered tho building, leaving ono
man outside as lookout. Soon nftor
ward the posso closed In on the post
office and tho lookout opened fire.
Instantly bis accomplices appeared
ut doors and windows nnd started
shooting, tho posso returning tho fire
GIVE UP FIGHTING
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 8. Giweral
CaHea nt HertMMJUo, Stinortt, in a
weaaage to tb Mexieaa oewaHMte
"Oeaeral Dhntimz advUas me in a
telegram dated vaatankiv that 'H
Oeaeeaje Mailerigul, Jii..ulr.i - ..inl
Hicboao arfeM4iiJ .it N'm,.- miI
about 3000 won, including artued uml
DOWN WITH TORPEDOED PERSIA
TO OPERATE LINERS
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. Tho
Northern Pacific and Great North
ern railroads may continue to own
and operate tho steamships Great
Northern and Northern Pacifio, de
spite tho provision of tho Panama
canal net forbidding ownership of
steamships by railroads engaged in
interstate commerce, it wns decided
today. Tho commission found that
continuance of present ownership is
ill tho public interest.
! I I III
PORTLAND, Or., Janv 8. Tho in
torstate eommoreo commission hold
a hearing hero last fall to ascertain
tho facts as to whether the Northern
Pacifio and Great Northern railways
wero operating their steamship line
between rlavol, Or,, nnd San Fran
cisco in violation of thu Panama cu
Tho railway companies contended
that tho steamship lino was merely nn
extension of the railroad systems and
was in jio way a competitor.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8,-Souate:
Met at noon.
Adopted Jxlgc resolution calling on
Secretary DHiiiele for Admiral
Fletcher's roiwrt on naval war guiuu
Woman Miil'frugo amuudinent fav
orably ivMirtml by auffragu eoinmit
tee. Panned bill providing for u eoimnis
siau to eudify ami auggoat amoud
HtanU to Uta gatieral iHiuiog lawn.
CeNiiHaeil delwte on l'hilijipiiie bill.
Huimm: Met at iMHiti.
RtprctaUva Rainey of IlUuoie
di'livcnd a .!!, mi day adilraaa.
s. i t., i (lurn-.,n cuatiiuiad (aa
tuip.in li !..i. in, i if .i r v i niiiinirloa.
j Considcruliua of waUr Hwur bill
G EN PERMISSION
DAY IN CONGRESS
MAI M 0 DUNG
Note Sent Enulnntl Vioorously Pro
tcstinn Atjainst British Authorities
Intcrferinn With nnd Censorship of
Malls From America to Neutral
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. Tho Unit
ed Stales has sent to Ambassador
1'ngo nt London for presentation to
the Rritish foreign office a note vig
orously protesting against tho Rrit
ish nuthorities interfering with nnd
censoring mnils from tho United
States to neutral F.uroponn countries.
Tho noto is understood to have
already been delivered to tho Rritish
The state department plans to mnko
public its text hero later today.
Numerous i'omplaints havo been re
ceived from American business men
nnd others that their mails destined
to points in neutral European coun
tries havo been opened by the British
censors. Steamships carrying neu
tral mails to and from tho United
States havo been held up by Rritish
warships and taken to Rritish ports,
where practically nil mails have been
removed by tho British nuthorities.
Tho steamships then have been allow
ed to proceed and tho mails detained
and examined by tho British censors.
After examination the mails lmvo
been sent forward to their destina
tion. This has resulted in much dclny,
and in somo instances confiscation of
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 8. Mrs.
Samuel lloekiiihou, wife of a rail
road man, during an attack of what
physicians called acute insanity, to
day seized a butcher knife, drove a
nurse from the house, snatched her
own week-old daughtr from a crib
and carved otl tho child s head, hho
then plunged thu knife into her own
throat, inflicting wounds that prob
ably will cause her death.
When tho police arrived tho woman
lay in bed clutching her headless
DKNVF.R, Colo., Jan. 8. Indict
meats against leaders of tho United
Mine Workers of America, returned
by tho grand jury at Pueblo in De
cember, 11)111, and growing out of
disorders in tho coal miners' strike,
were dismissed today by Harry II.
Todrow, United States district attor
ney. LONDON, Jan. s. Tho nccldcntal
wrecking of u Zeppelin at Namur,
Holglum, )ostordny, Is reported In nn
Amsterdam dispatch to tho Hxchunge
Tolegrupb company. According to
this Information tho dlrlglhlo became
untangled In tolegraph wires while
attempting to mako a landing. Two
mouthers of the trew are said to have
AMERICAN TENNIS PLAYER
MANILA, Jan. 8. - Clarence J.
Grit tin of California, who with Will
iam M. Jubiutou hold the Auierieau
lUU cbaiuioijhjp in Ibe double,
wan defeated today by KuMMgae.
champion of Jaiau, iu the filial ma tub.
fur the far eastern vhumpiuuthip.
IS IN FAVOR
"Every Principle Upon Which Uni
versal Manhood Suffrage Rests De
mands Extension of Its Privileges
nnd Responsibilities to Women,"
Says Senate Committee.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. Tho Sns
nn B. Anthony amendment providing
for woman suffrage wns reported fn-
Ivorably today to tho sCualo by tho
"In our opinion every prlnoiplo up
on which universal ninnhobd.suffrngo
rests demnnds. tho extension of its
privileges and responsibilities to wo
men," said tho report. "They nro
subject to tho laws, nro taxed for tho
support of government and subject
with men to a common political des
tiny." After pointing out that the govern
ment of the United States is ono of
dolcgntcd powers, tho report says:
".Manhood suffrage lins been from
timo to timo extended. Every enlnrgo
incut of tho frnnchiso has been n
natural and logical development of
tho principal of popular sovereignty.
Wo may assumo that universal mnlo
suffrngo is an established factor iu
our system of government."
Women, finys tho report, compriso
CO per cent of our population.. They
nro citizens in nil other respects. To
gether with tho men, they constituto
tho people. In patriotism, intelli
gence, devotion to welfare of tho
government nnd in emmcity for fran
chise, they aro in no wiso inferior to
NKW YOltIC, Jan. 8. Tho Jury In
tho caso of William Uockofollor nnd
ten other former directors of tho Now
York, Now 1 In von nud Hartford rail
road, charged with conspiracy to
monopollzo tho railway traffic ot Now
Kngland in violation of tho Sherman
law, was still out early today. After
ten hours consideration ot tho evi
dence yestordny tho Jury wns unablo
to rench any agreement nnd "wuh
locked up In a hotol at 11 o'clock
When tho Jury nrrlved nt tho fed
erul building to rcaiimo Its deliber
ations the dofendnnts, except William
Rockefeller, who wns still ill, wero
In court. Many rumors wero la cir
culation to account for tho delay, ono
bolug that tho Jurors stood 11 to 1
on tho quostlon ot the guilt or Inno
couco of all tho defendants; another
that thoy had ngrced on certain ot
thorn nnd wero deadlocked on tho
HE FAVORS PEACE
WASHINGTON, Jnn. 8.--Secretary
Garrison declared bis porsonat tsontl
mont in favor ot universal poaco as
a prlnclplo of democratic government
boforo tho houso today.
"I think In a domocrucy," ho said,
"every person should bo under Iden
tical responsibility as to his duties
to tho govorninont."
Ituprusentntive Shnllonberger ask
ed Soorotnry Garrison If a universal
military obligation did not mako It
posslblo for nations to be drawn Into
war doeplte the wlehos of tho major
ity of tholr people.
"I do not think Franco and Ger
many would be waging war It the ma
jority of their peoples did not favor
it," rlld tbo soarotnry. "Ka nn
Hun aver Is Ht wnr In variance with
tbe wlekea of tho ma'jorJtyoUls peo