Medford mail tribune. (Medford, Or.) 1909-1989, July 17, 1916, Image 1

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Pctrograd Announces Taking of
13,000 German Prisoners and Ber
lin Admits Retirement of Von Lln
singcu Behind River Lipa Rus
sian Advance Continues Along
Transylvania Front and In Riga
Sector Cossacks Victors.
PHTKOGIIAJ), July 17, via Lon
don, 1:30 p. m. Tho Russians aro
continuing tliolr successful ndvanco
In tho region of tho lowor Llpa, tho
war offlco nnnouncod today.
Tho nuinbor of prlsonors takon by
tho Russians In Volliynln yostorduy
wos nonrly 13,000.
Tlio nnnoiincoinout follews:
Success in Volliynln
"In Volhynlu, oast and southoast
or Siitnuho (Svlnlskt) village, our
bravo troops linvo brokon down tlio
roslstauco of tin onomy. In battles
In tho region of 1'ut.tomty moro than
.1000 Gorman and Austrian prlsonors
havo lioon takan, togothor with tlirco
light guns, two hoavy guns, machine
guns and much othor military booty.
In those bnttlos bravo Gonoral Vlad
imir Draggmlroff was wounded In
tlio log by n shrnpnol spllntor.
"In tho region of tho lowor I.lpa
our succotisfiil advanco coutlnuus.
Tho onomy Is making stubborn ro
slstanco. Wo also captured 24 guns,
of which twelve wore heavy plccos,
togothur with 1 1 innclilno guns, a
fow thousand rlflos and othor equip
mont. Wo also luivo captured In this
vicinity 2Ti officers nud 2800 men.
"Tho total number- -f iwlsonors
takon on July 10 In battloH In Vol
liynln, Is approximately 311 officers
nud IS, 07 men. Wo captured thirty
guns, of which 17 woro heavy piocos,
a groat numbor of mnch:ne guns and
other material.
On Other Front
"In the direction of Klrllbaba, on
tho frontier of Transylvania, we havo
occupied a new sot of positions.
"In the region of Riga sklrmlshos
on both sides have boon successful
for us and part of tho onemy's
trenches have beou taken, together
with prisoners.
"Caucasus frent: Tho offenslvo on
tho right flank of our Caucasian
front Is developing. A grout huocoss
was obtalnod on July 10 by tho Tins
tuny division of KuImii Cossacks, be
longing to the column of Gonoral
Gornastneff. .The Turks sut fire to
tho village of Ralburt during their
busty retreat thence"
Gorman Statement
IU3UL1N, July 17. A withdrawal
of German troops under General von
Unelugau southwest of I.utsk to a
point behind the river I.lpa, is offi
cially announced by tho war office
today. i
Today's statement on operations
along tho oostern front says:
"Army group of Fleyld Marshal
Von Illndenburg: Increased fire west
and south of Riga and on the Dvlna
front, preceding Russian enterprises,
Near Kutarluehof, south of Riga, con
siderable enemy forcos attacked.
Lively fighting doveloped here.
"Army group of General Von Lln
singen: Southwest of Lutsk a Rus
sian attack was arrested by a Ger
man counter attack. Thereupon, in
order to strengthen the line of do
fense the troops were withdrawn be
hind the Llpa without being molested
by the enemy. At other places the
Russians were completed repulsed.''
WASHINGTON, July 17.-The
right of the ftty of Astoria, Or., to
the Hume freight rates as Seattle,
Taroina and Portland van reaffirm
ed today by tba interstate rmainerc
B)uiitiMi in drayiag a iietitioo by
western railroads for a rebMring
it decisio of January 22. 1018,
which ordered Astoria to b placed
m a winl with other North Pacifie
coast ports.
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Flood Waters Sweep Parts of North
and South Carolina, Virginia, Ten
nessee and West Virginia Hun
dreds Homeless Train Service
Paralyzed Ashcvillc Submerged.
RALUIGII, X. C, July 17. Flood
wntors, which swept parts of North
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia,
Tonnosseo nud West Virginia yester
day, taking a toll of nt least nlno
lives, rendering hundreds of por
tions homeless and doing property
damngo variously estimated nt from
$10,000,000 to flfi,000,000 were re
ceding today.
Tho worst conditions obtalnod In
wostorn North Carolina, whoro tho
flood was doscrihed nB tho most
dasastroiiB In tho history of that
section. Ashovlllo and Its environs
woro tho hoavlost sufferers, but with
train sorvlco at a standstill as tho
result of washouts, slides and lost
bridges, tologrnph sorvlco badly
crippled and roads almost Impas
sablo, It probablo will bo somo days
lioforo tho full oxtont of death and
destruction will bo determined.
Ashcvlllc Flooded.
Lowor Ashovlllo still was flooded
today by tho waters of tho French
Ilroad rlvor. Two donths woro re
ported In tho city propor, while
another death occurred at tho town
of niltmoro to tho oast and two
score persons, Including members of
n railroad construction gang, who
wont down with a brtdgo were listed
as missing.
llotwnon Ashovlllo and Salisbury
railroad bridges wore washed put on
tho CatawbR "river. Saw mills and
other property, as woll as livestock,
suffered throughout this section.
Similar conditions oxlstod on tho
Yadkin rlvor around Loxlugton, N.
C, nud doud animals, wreckage from
mills, cotton, tobacco, oil and othor
debris tloatod down tho raging
In tho I'iodmont soctlon of South
Cnrollna, crops suffered groat dam
ngo, highway brldgos wore washed
uway and railroad fcorvlco was badly
Interrupted. Tho Southern I'owor
Company's plant near Spartanburg,
wns floodod, tying up tho Intorurbnn
Hue between Spantanburg and
Greenwood and Gastonla and Char
llotto. Ihtiiuigo Widespread,
From Goorgotown, S. C, enmo re
ports of diuuago to wator front
proporty and stores.
In southwest Virginia flood
wators oarrlod away bridges and
tracks, tying up traffic on tho Mine
field nud Rrlstol divisions of the
Norfolk and Wostorn,
Hosldos tho damnge to railroads In
southwost Virginia, many buildings
woro washed away, including some
nt Radford and one man was
drowned while ferrying aoross tho
rlvor, at that plnco.
Jn eastern Tennessee floods also
Interrupted traffic on tho Virginia
Carolina, the Kant Tonnessee and
Western North Carolina and tho Car
olina, Cllnrhfleid and Ohio railroads.
INSULIN, July 17 The ontlre
first-class mall of the Danish liners
Frederick VIII for New York, and
Osear II from New York, was confis
cated by the British authorities, the
postmaster gonoral of Denmark re
ports, according to the Ovorsoas News
agency today.
A report from the Norwegian pos
tal authorities given out by the same
agency states that the mall or the
liner Rergensfjord from New York,
also has been confiscated by the Brit
ROUE, Julv 17. Tm r.ilw f
ba attack by. the ra te
upper Poeina talley, ia tfct Tfalino,
as a result of an Italian counter-at-flick,
wii announced ida by the
war of net, o
Rival Factions In National Dry Party
Old Guard Would Retain Control-Newer
Element Willing to
Change Party Name, Unite With
Progressives and Enlarge Program.
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 17. Nival
friction in tho national prohibition
party art lining up their forces today
for their convention next Wednes
day. Whether the control of Hlu
party shall lio retained by tho old
guard which lias fought for forty
years for n principle, or captured hv
the newer elements which is willing
to change tlio party's nnme, adopt
John .M. Parker of Louisiana or Home
othor 'regressive, ns n vieo-'rosidon-tiul
candidate is tho chief ipiostioii nt
Virgil fl. Hjushnw of Chicago, nn
tioual clmirmnn, deolnred today Unit
he helieves the remunutH of the pro
gressive partv are nwnitiii" anxiously
for nu invitation to join with the pro
hbitionists. "It was Colonel Pnrkor who urg
ed Viotor Murdoch to hooomo a oitn
didato for tho prohibition party's
nomination for vico-prosidont," fuid
.Mr. Hinshnw.
"His action of Sntnrdny in calling
a new progressive convention leaves
mo in the dark ns to his intentions.
Since Roosevelt disowned the parly
lie founded, many prominent progres
sives in addition to Colonel Parker
havo made overtures to us. One of
these is Raymond Robins of Chi
cago. "Prohibition loaders have discuss
ed seriously tlio .alienability of
changing their pnrtv name. Kugono
X. Fos of MusHiicliusctts has said
the ticket could win in tlio coming
onnnmign with himself us its lender,
nud a new iinmo that would embrace
more than the single issue of prohi
bition." Opposed to the new ideas of fus
ion, changes of name and adoption of
the surviving progressives nro a
number of Icndinc prohibitionists,
among them Kugene W. Cliafin, pres
idential nominee in 11)08 and 11)1 'J.
LONDON, July 17. - A now chap
ter opened today in Sir Roger Case
ment's legal fight against being exe
cuted for high truusoii for his notiv
Itiew in the Dublin revolt. Sir Kogor's
easo retU'lisd the court of criminal
appeal, and although the new pro
ceedings hardly ooniwro in point of
public inturofct with the trial, privi
leged spoclMtorw began to take sohU
an hour before the court win called
to order.
.Justice Darling, by icason of his
seniority lis king's bench judge,
presided with .Judge llray mid
Scrutton on his right and .Justices
Lawrence and Atkin on Ids left.
Sir Roger's counsel immediately
upon npeniuif argument einphasixed
the technical point that the law gov
erning treason doc not include any
offense of adhering to tlio king's ene
mies outside ot tlic realm.
WiASHJN&TON, Jul 17. -Discussion
of the relative value of battlo
cruisers and battle ships on which
authorities differ, was renewed to
day, by publication of a letter, writ
ten by Rear Admiral Knight of the
naval war college, to Secretary
Pjinlels, upholding th worth ef the
crulmr, as brought out In the Jut
la ad battle between the British and
airman floats. The engagement,
is known, tald the admiral, to have
enhanced the Impoiinnr of the bat
tle rruiser.
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LONDON, July 17. Tho question
of tho possibility of a dlsputo be
tween Great Urltaln nud tho United
Statos over tho status of the (ionium
commorclal submarlno Doiitsohland,
which arrived rocoutly In tho Unltod
States was ralsod In tho liouso ot
commons today by John Dillon, who
asked Lord Robert Cecil, mlnlstor
of war trado, to prosout Immediately
to parliament the communications
which had pnssod between tho two
governments and to uudortako to
keep tho house fully Informed of tho
courso ot noKOtlatlous in this mat
Lord Robert replied that tho cor
respondence wns proceeding nud that
it was not In tho puhllp Interest that
it should be published now. Ho
would soe that the siiKKostlou to keep
tho houso Informed of tho course of
tho negotiations was fully recogniz
ed. "Will you see," said Mr. Dillon,
"that parliament Is not committed
to a dlsputo with tho United States
without the house being given an op
portunity of discussing the whole
Lord Robert roplled: "I don't
think the house would wish me to
glvo such an understanding as that,
but I will present the suggestion to
Sir Kdward Ore."
NUW YORK, July 17. (Sonera!
Clprlano Castro, waited Impatiently
today for tho commissioner general
of Immigration to act upon his ap
peal from an order or tho board ot
Inquiry at a local iminlgratlpn station
for his deportation. The former
president of Venesuela, who arrived
here Saturday with his wife from
Port of Spain. Trinidad, said that If
his caso was not decided favorably
he would ask hl attorney to sue out
a writ ot habeas corpus.
LONDON. Julv 17. -Router's
Stockholm uorrci indent report the
siukinir by a Italian submarine of
the Osnoan htennhii Syria. Her
iww and Hwedish pilots were ra
coed. The Syria, 3607 tons gr. a
owiifj m IJatubury.
WASHINGTON, Julv 17. The
nomination of JiuIkc John II. Clurlte
of Ohio to he assistant justice of
the supreme court of the United
Slulcs to succeed former Justice
Unfiles wiii consideicd by the senate
judiciary committee today and form
ally referred to a suli-eoinmitteo con
sisting of Senators Overman, O'Oor
nian, Flidclier, Clark of Wyoming
and Dilliunhaui. No objection to the
nomination have been filed.
Chirk u Itaillcnl
CLUVHLANI), O., July 17. John
II. Cliuko of Clovelauil, as justice of
tho United States supremo couit,
places another radical mi Hut bench.
Not ns radical as loui Hmudoiu,
puihnM, but radical enough to inject
a little ginger into the highest trib
unal. Three ovents in his caicvr point to
Pirat-Am f(leral district Judge he
ordered the car siow of the Wheel
ing & like Krio railroad at llnnv
ster, O., ieK)ued when tho road's
receiver closel tliem to cut exMtuos.
This saved a town's waga-oanior
their jolis.
Second- lie advocaled teaching
nlieiia American citiaeitship, ami
sought to make mm impix'sitive cere
mony of a foreigner's induction into
the privileges and duties of a citizen
of the United States.
Thinl In a "prewt redness" ad
dress in Cleveland he declared pre
imreduoMM must start with the wirk
ingmuii. "If we expect labor to fight
our nation's battles we must give la
bor a nation win th fighting for," said
Is Still a llnrlmlnr
Clarke's a bachelor at 09. He lives
at the University club and he's a
(Continued on Page Two.)
WASHINGTON, July 17. -Siig-getioti
that a campaign of exter
mination against hark along the
Atlantic be undertaken by the coast
guard service were abandoned today
by treasury department officials af
ter considering a report bv Captain
Cardan of the cutter Jlohiiwk, saying
such a campaign would be iniprm-tic
able and that the only sure method
of protecting bathers was the exten
sion ot the sleel wire nets already
in use at moi renorK
Wilson Expresses Gratitude for Hnv
Inn Completed Legislation Benefi
cial to Farmers of Country Bill
Puts Agricultural Producers Upon
an EqtiPlity With Others.
WASHINGTON, Julv 17. Presi
dent Wilson today signed the rural
credits hill passed recently by con
gress. Just before signing tho meas
ure, which creates it system of twelve
laud loan banks under direction of
a federal board, the president made
a short address.
"I cannot go through tho simple
ceremony of signing this bill without
expressing the feeling that I huvo in
signing it," said tho president. "It
is a feeling not only of profound sat
isfaction, hut of real gratitude that
wo have completed this piece of leg
islation, which I hope will he im
mensely benofioiul to tho farmers or
the country.
Uni'iucr IfauillrapiKiil
"The farmers, it seems to mo, havo
occupied hitherto a singular position
of disadvantage. They have not had
the same freedom to gel credit on
their real estate that others have hud
who were in manufacturing nud com
mercial enterprises, ami while they
have sustained our life, they did not
in the same degree with somo others
share in the benefits of that life .
"Therefore, this hill, alone; with the
very libera! provisions of the federal
reserve net, puts them upon no
equality with nil othurH who huvo
genuine assets nud makes (ho grunt
credit o'f tho country available, to
"I look forward to tho honufttH of
this bill, pot with extravagant ex
pectations, hut wiih confidou! ex
pectation that it will bo of very wide
reaching benefit, and incidentally it
will he of advantage to tho investing
community, for I can imagine no
more satisfactory and solid invest
ment than this system will afford
Ihoso who huvo money to use."
17mm! Two Pons
The president used two pens in
signing the bill, ami gave one of
them to Senator Fletcher of Florida,
who naked poi-mUsiou to present it
to the southern oummcrcial congress.
In addition to the number of mom
boii of the house and senate, the
signing wns witnessed by David Lu
hiu, one of the originators of the
bill, and representatives of the Na
tional Orange, the Fanners' IMueu
lionul and Co-operative Union, the
Fanners' National Congress nud the
National Conneil of l'nnnora' Co
operative association.
Site Hilary McAdoo conferred with
tho ''resident later on thu ipiusltioii of
selection of members of thu now
farm loan board. Among those un
derstood to he under consideration
Herbert Quick, W. W. Flanagan,
secretary of the joint congressional
committee on rural credits; P. J. II.
Von foigolken of Florida; C. It. Keg
lev of Washington state, II, M. Hals,
ton and L. It. Clore of Indiana, J. L.
Coulter of West Virginia and II. A.
Alochnleiitali of Wisconsin. Secre
tary McAdmi is an ex-officio mem
ber and four will be appointed by the
LONDON, Julv 17.- llntish ex
Mnditurc liue now reached a total
o more than ,UI)U,ll()(t imjiiiiiU daily,
according to a statement made iiv
Itcgiuald McKoiina, ohanoollor of tho
excheouer, in the houso of oouimonu
today. isi
HALTIMOIU:. Md. July 17.- An
nouncement was miide lodu that af
ter tomorrow un inoie vinitors will
I allowed ou board the German
merchant submarine Deotsehlaud.
This was taken as an indication that
I he underwater liner will leave Ihtlti
more before the middle of the week.
Kleedoies resumed stowing tbb
cargo of richer o"1' nickel tyJoy.
German Positions on 1500-Yard
Front Northwest Bazcntln-le-Pcllt
Captured Berlin Reports Artillery
Bombardment of Intense Violence
in Profjrcss From Somme North to
Sen, With German Lines Heavily
Pounded by British Guns.
LONDON. Julv 17. An official
telegram from llorlin says that Km-
peror William is now in the Somme
battlo sector, according to Itcutcr'a
correspondent in Amsterdam. Tlio
emperor has received reports 'from
the chief commander, visited hospi
tals, distributed iron crosses and
mndo speeches, the telegram slated.
nuitLIN, July 17. An artillery
bombardmont of Intense vlnlonco la
in progress nt many points from thu
Soiiuno district north to tho son on
tho western front, tho war offlco an
nounced today, tho Gorman linos bo
ing honvlly pounded by tho Drltlsh
guns. '
Second Lino Taken.
LONDON, July 17. Tho Oormnn
second lino positions northwest of
Ilrunntlno-lo-I'otlt wood havo been
stormed and captured by tho Ilrlt-
Ish, tho war office announced today.
Tlio positions captured in which tho
stntomeut characterizes as n "fur
ther Important success, extended
over a front of 1,500 yards.
A strongly hold position at Wator
lot farm, east of LoiiRiioval, also was
captured by tho Mrltlsh, whllo tho
remaining strongholds of tho fler
maus In Ouvlllors and La Dolsollo
also woro taken.
Tho stntomont snys:
"A further Important succoss baa
boon galuoil by us. Northwest ot
Itiuontlnu-lo-Potlt wood, wo stormod
nud captured Gorman second lino po
sitions on a front of 1.500 yards.
"Knst of Longuoval, wo widened
tho gap In tho Gonnnn second lino
by completing tho strongly dofondod
position on tho Wntorlot farm.
"On tho left flank In Ovlltora and
La Dolsolls, wo captured tho remain
ing strongholds of tho enemy. "
Trench Is Oiptiuvd.
July 17. Tho Ilrltlsh today cap
tared a Germnn trench In tho
neighborhood of I'ozloros.
Tho capturing ot tho trench
strengthens tho now Ilrltlsh Hue In
this vlolnlty. Tho Ilrltlsh also have
olonred out nosts of German machine
gnu operators, who had boon holding
out In collars and behind barraendea
In tho ruins ot Ovlllors and La Ho
soils. Othorwlso, the situation along
tho Ilrltlsh front Is unchanged at
this hour.
A total of about 100 offlcors and
men surrendered to tho Ilrltlsh, who
had steadily olosod In upon thorn,
using bombs and trench-mortars, thu
Germans being short of food.
Wounded In Cellars.
"In an enormous cellar at Ilosnn-tluo-Ie-I'etlt
the Ilrltlsh found sovo-
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WASHINGTON, Julv 17. Pur-
NHi letter- niohabl- will bo sont by
I IriIvut Wilson to the kintr of Kmr-
lu, the president of Fritnoo, tiio
eiiiHior of Qarniauy ami the ompgror
of Itiissia urging thoiti to allow opd.
to be sent iroiu the United Statos tt
the stadving H-oide of Poland. Tho
presideut ba asked the state depart
meiit to advise bim as to the most,
desirabU wav to ruoeed. So fur all
efforts to :ii range for tho shipment
of food inl iHirtinn of Poland ooou
Hcd by Germany have failed. It will
be necessary to got penniion for
passage of Biipphoa through the al
lied bhiekada ami assurance front
(lenaiinv that they will he used by the
Poles and not h the Germaa umiy
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