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DAILY ROOnt RIVER COURIER
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A. B. VOORHIES, Pub. and Propr.
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TUESDAY, MA1WH liU, 117.
OKEGOM WEATHER ,
Tonight and , Wednesday oo-
f casional rain west, partly cloudy
east portion; southerly winds. 4
APOSTLE OP BETTER FARMING
Hardy W. Campbell, apostle of
better (arming, will speak to the peo
ple of this district at the assembly
room of the Chamber of Commerce,
next Saturday afternoon, at two
o'clock. . Mr. Campbell comes from
his Nebraska home to preach the doc
trine of better farming to the beet
growers and other farmers of Ore
gon, and he came direct to Grants
Pass to make his start He comes
through the agency of Southern Pa
cific officials who want Campbell's
methods of progressive agriculture
made known In the territory from
which they draw their trade, and he
' was accompanied by W. F. Miller, of
the traffic department.
: Mr. Campbell was.taken 6n a short
trip through the district below town
by Samuel Story of the sugar com
pany and will visit other districts
later. He will then go to San Fran
cisco to get a large number of lan
tern slides showing farming methods
and conditions .and will return to
Grants Pass Friday evening. He will
remain here several days, speaking
Saturday afternoon to the general
puWic, and at the Chamber of Com
merce puncheon Monday noon. Mon
day and Tuesday he will visit any of
the farms and explain his theories
and practices with special reference to
The subject of Mr. Campbell's ad
dress Saturday will be 'Soil tillage
and Its relation to crop production."
For S 7 years Mr. Campbell has been
- an authority on soil preparation and
tillage, and has evolved methods that
have made many of the semi-humid
regions of the west most productive.
He is not alone an advocate of cer
tain tillage methods, but carries his
work along all lines of the farming
Industry. The methods of planting,
he says, are as important as tillage,
and he . Illustrated by stating that In
the drier parts of Nebraska, corn
would give no crop at all planted and
grown by usual methods. "But," said
Mr. Campbell, "this same land was
found to produce corn if only one
talk was grown in a place and spaced
80 Inches apart. Where each stalk
under this condition produces one
10-ounce ear, the yield Is SO bushels
per acre." Campbell's addrees here
Saturday will be Illustrated by many
fine lantern slides, and every man
Interested In farming Is Invited.
' , THE BONE DRY LAW
Attorney-General Geo. M. Brown
has rendered an opinion on the op
eration of the "bone-dry" law, and
the points covered In the opinion
given out by the attorney general
are briefly as follows:
. 1. Can permits be Issued to drug
tores to purchase alcohol to be used
by them In their business without
the druggist not Intending to soil
, 2. Can druggists compound a
prescription of a physician for medi
cine containing alcohol, when such
medicine Is not Intended to, nor
capable of being used as a beverage,
without first filing a bond as requir
3. , Since It Is unlawful for a phy
sician to write a perscrlptlon for
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medicine 'containing alcohol and
some drugs, whloh when compound
ed Is likely and fairly capable of be
ing used as a beverage, and such
prescription is issued by such physi
cian and delivered by the patient and
the same is filed, who la liable?
- 4. When may ethyl alcohol "be
sold by a registered pharmacist up
on prescription of a physician? The
physician must be in good standing,
actually engaged in the practice of
hit profession in this state and not
of Intemperate or immoral habits,
and not addicted to the use of nar
cotlc drug. Each such prescrip
tion shall state on its race in the
English language the general na
ture of the ailment for which such
alcohol is prescribed, the name and
address of the patient for whom pre
scribed and the physician Issuing
5. I a, retail druggist who does
not sell alcohol, and who has not
filed the bond required In paragraph
(c) of section 6, where "registered
pharmacists conducting, or employed
In retail drugstorea, are authorized
to sell ' alcohol for medical. - me
chanical and scientific purposes, to
whom permits or prescriptions for
ethyl alcohol have been issued In
compliance with the terms of this
act," etc., required to make the re
port and file his in davit provided
for tn paragraph ( 1 ) of section of
the prohibition law? Vet, if he pur
Petrograd, Mar. 20. The Grand
Duke Nicholas cemented his alliance
with the people In the Russian rev
olution and added to his popularity
today when it became known that
it was he who had really Induced
Czar Nicholas to a txl lea te.
It was revealed that the grand
duke held a lengthy audience with
the czar and urged this step upon
him prior to the visit of the revolu
tionary committee bearing the abdi
One other bit of history, made pub
llo today, was that the action of the
Russian duma In resolving to over
throw the autocratic government was
unanimous with the exception of 15
members who stood out for Imme
diate establishment of a republic,
without waiting for a popular vote
and without the temporary duma
committee form now governing.
H4H IALIHT LKADKIt HKKM
NO PRKSKXT CAUHK OK WAR
New York, Mar. 20. The socialist
party will register a mighty protest
against war when it meets In St.
Louis April 7, unless more tlangerous
elements arise than the present crisis,
according to Allan L. Benson, social
ist candidate for the presidency last
"I am not In favor of war yet,"
he said today. "I cannot see where
there Is any crisis. And I .don't
know any socialist that would favor
a war as a result of the present sit
uation'. We are going to meet to
discuss what will be our attitude If
wnr should come from this situa
tion." Editor's Trouble.
Penman An editor must bars many
trials, mustn't lie?
Wright-Well, ours linn, lie hus bocu
hauled up tlirco time fur libel and six
limes for specdlng.Kt. Louis Post
Dispatch. A classified ad will give results.
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N REPORT OF
Berlin, via Sayvtlt Mar. JO.
"Heavy losse to our adversaries"
were detailed in today's official re
port as the result of several engage
ments of Infantry and cavalry de
tachments "In the district abandoned
to occupation by the enemy on both
sides ofthe Somme and th Olse."
"Preparation of the field of en
gagement selected In this district
made It militarily useless," the state
ment continued, "which means every
thing haa been made unserviceable
which later could be of advantage to
the enemy for his operations.
"In the Ypre bend our reconnoit
erhig troops brought t Englishmen
from the position. x
"On the left bank of the Meuse,
the French In the afternoon and night
directed violent attacks against posi
tions gatned by us March 18. They
were everywhere repulsed.
"On height 304 one of our com
panies spontaneously followed tho re
treating enemy and conquered an ad
ditional trench sector two hundred
meters In width. Its garrison of 25
men was captured.
"Eastern war theater. In some
sectors there was livelier fighting ac
tivity than during the last few days.
From raids on Beresclna and the
Stochod our reconnolterln; detach
ments brought in 25 Russian prison
ers." Our Indians.
The most probable theory of th
origin of the American Indian I that
which links tho Indian -with the Mon
goloids of East Africa, whose physical
characteristics aie strikingly similar to
tliow of the American aborigine. Be
tween the Indian aud the Japanese
there are many pronounced resem
blances, snd some excellent authorities
arc of the opinion that it was from
that eastern nice that the Indian orig
inally sprung. If, as some think, the
Eskimos are the best representatives
of the Indian as be was upon his ar
rival here, the theory of the Japanese
origin Is Immensely strengthened, since
the likeness between tbe Eskimo and
the Japanese fs striking.
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WAGES FOR R.R. MEN
New York. Mar. SO. With the pos
sibility of a railroad strike averted,
both railway managers and brother
hood chiefs turned their efforts to
,(ly toward a more minute study of
j the situation they have brought
I The railway have surrendered and
the brotherhoods are undisputed vic
tors, but both camps are today try
ing to salvaKe as much as possible
from the work of the past few days.
I Increased freight rate seem to be
'demanded by the railroads to compen
sate them for the 150,000.000 a year
Increased wages. Expert estimates
have shown that by bowing to the
will of the train employes, the rail
roada must expend this sum annu
ally to meet the revised payroll.
' In th other camp the brother
hood chiefs- action Is directed st the
beet possible application of the Ad
amson eight-hour law, and one that
will prevent the law from legislat
ing out strikes of employes In "a
business of pubtlo Interest."
The brotherhood chiefs and their
counsels sat late Into the night
studying the law the supreme court
declared constitutional by a vote of
five to four. The brotherhoods are
not altogether pleased with the de
cision. One part of the law specific
ally states the right possessed by
employes of "a business charged with
a public Interest" and a to which the
power to regulate commerce by con
gress, applied Is "necessarily subject
W. 0. Lee, trainmen chief, declar
ed he doe not believe this section
"We are public servants," he said.
"But we are not government em
ployes. Therefore. I see nothing In
the court's decision thst would pre
Eight hundred separate agreements
are to be effected today. The
brotherhood chiefs are to meet the
railway managers' conference com
mittee In the Grand Central Terminal
today to take up this work.
W. S. Carter, head of the firemen,
Is en route back to St. I.onls. where
he left his dying daughter to attend
the conferences here. A telegram
late Inst night summoned him bark.
MOItK LIGHT it sm:i O.V
lAIU AXKLLKS CAMPAIGN
London, - Mar. 20. Winston
Churchill, when first lord of the ad
miralty, planned the Dardanelles
campaign to start In a selsure of the
Galllpoll peninsula by a Greek army,
which would permit the British fleet
to enter the Sea of .Marmora, ac
cording to further sections of the re
port of the Dardanelles Investigating
commission, made public In the house
of commons today,
The new matter wan that which
had been excised from the report
when first printed. The bonne asked
for a r report on the excised sec
WRITER OF BRAZIL'S NOTE.
Or. Lsuro Muller, Foreign Min
ister, In Full Aooord With Wilson.
Pnoto uy American rra ,n'latlon,
In 1'iilliiliiiriill'iii ullh I'liivls HevHsc
qllil. Kill zl I In n -cpi'CHelitnllve nil Hie
arlilli'iillmi ti'lliiiiiiil nl The limine. I'r.
1 .11 1 1 in Muller ' I In. nilnlutep nf ruinlin
nfl'iiliK, framed HiiiZH'h reply In (Ice.
ninny n nirent nr uuiesiririeii nihiiiiii
line will-rni'f. Dr. Mnller eiin felled
also wild the iiiliilMtiir of Arxeiitlnn,
Chile mid I be illpliiiniilli' repiexciiln-
lives or the i lillml Hliile. Ilnir.ll is
rendy to fully nii feu nurd Iter -rights,
lr. Mnller says.
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EXPECT STATEMENT ;
FROM PRES. WILSON
Washington. Mar. HO.l'resldcnt
Wllsou Is expected to outline the real
atatus of relations between Ihe I'nlled
States snd Germauy within twenty
four hours as his next Immediate step
in preparing the people and the coun
try for possible even probable hos
tilities. A state of war now exist between
the I'nlted State and th Imperial
German government, it I taken for
granted. There are few who believe
the president will fail to acknowledge
this In his first utterance.
Having moved rapidly yesterday In
speeding up all war preparations, es
pecially as regards sea forces, the
presldunt worked late Into the night
In his study.
Today he meets with his cabinet.
Complete proof of Germany's bold
affronts on the high sess Is now be
fore this government an . Imposing
array of war acts against the I'nlted
States. The toll in two weeks
amounts to four American ship and
more than a score of American lives
sacrificed through disregard of the
rights of this country.
From all over the country tele
grams today poured Into th White
House, demanding war. Paelflsta, for
the first time since th break In dip
lomatic, relation with Germany, are
Wanhlngton, Mar. 20. Actual dec
laration or war by the I'nlted States
against Germany appear to depend
upon the fat which 'befalls Ihe first
armed American liner. It also ap
peared today that avowal of hostili
ties by President Wilson, sgalnst the
German government will not result
from Ihe sinking of the three Am
erican freighters Isst Saturday.
While taking every preparedness
step which he believes can lie taken,
President Wilson Is loath to take
He has more aggressive steps un
der consideration, however, and this
afternoon dlscusHcd all phases of the
problem, with his cabinet, which con
vened at 2:30. '
it had been definitely ascertained
that the president strongly questions
the advisability of "forcing" the pres
ent situation. He Is understood to
feel that everything that possibly
could be done to meet actual war
now believed Inevitable- is belna
done, He further questions whother
calling congress Into extra session
in iiutii i i.i:i
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I any particular good.
I The prvfldeiit Is understood to feel
jlhut the program he hs outlined thua
1 fur does not cull for actual declara
tion of ur nl (his time, deaplt
calls from the country for surh ac
tion. If un tn huh! American ship
'is attacked, the situation -w then
call for the next forward step.
The president Is declared today,
however, tu be considering all phase
of the nltuutlon and It may be a day
or two possfMy more lief ore any
, further derision Is announced.
Meantime ihe very fact that be
has delayed this long.' hus given rise
to tbe general belief In official circle
that a se ion of congress before
April 16 Is unlikely.
I'ortlund, Mar. 20.- Today's mar
ket quotations were:
' Wheat-Club. 167; hluestem, 172.
Oats No. I white feed, 37.25.
Hurley Feed, ilS.OO.
Hog- Heal live, M.MI,
Prime steers, 8. Ml 9.75; fancy
cows, s.llO; be.H calves, In. 00..
Spring lainhs, 13.25. ,
nutter Cl!y (reamer)-, 38; coun
Eggs Selected local extras, 26.
Hens, IS u Hi; broilers, 30; geese,
Ds Mar In Philadelphia Rsoord,