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WWWWNrf f? Medford Mail Tribune tftM wnm lii ii Mi mmvmm wt ft SECOND EDITION WEATHER I'nfr fffirtlgfif mill Tliitrtlni. Mn. fill i Mln. lVit mmn i" in iiiiuniiuui aim W VMHVIMbMHI mmi ortv f If Hi Tf. miu Truth Tor MFDFonn oinofioN, wkdxksdav. r-inin ai?v urns NO. 28G HEM BATTLES IN PROGRESS ON I I Germans Capture Position 700 Yards Wide, 400 Yards Deep In Upper Alsace, TaKlnrj 3000 Prisoners French Claim Recapture of Forest of Causes VhoIe Units Destroyed rtKltLIN, Feb. 23 Announcement of another Imiiortant gain In the of fensive on the western front was made by tlio war office today. The statement says Hint In upper Alsaco tho Germans captured a position 700 jards wldo and 400 yards deep. Tlio war office alto announced that German forcod had ponetratod tho opposing linos for a distance of three kilometers (two miles). In tho north em sector o f tho Woe-v re. It Is wild the allien lost nioro than 3000 pris oners and great quantities of mate rlnl. Tho text of tho statement follews: Mnro 1'iciuli Captured. "Woitcrn thenter: In the neigh borhood of tho trenches raptured by our troop February 21 to the oast of Bouchet tho poeltlons of the enemy were considerably damaged by min ing oporatlous. The number of pris oners taken hero wan increasod to 11 officers nnd t IS men. Tho booty consisted of thrco machine guns. "In tho Mann hills artillery duels continued with undiminished vio lence. Kast of tho Memo river wa attacked n position which the enemy hnd been fortifying for one nnd a half years with nil moans of fortnws construction In the neighborhood of tho village of Consenvove In order to maintain an ombarrasslng effect on our defense In the northern sector of tliu Woevro. Take ftuOO l'rlsonois. "Tho attack was delivered on a front extending noil ovor ten kilo meters (six miles), and we pano tratod as far as three kilometers Into tho enemy linos. "Apart from considerable sangul nar losses, the enemy lost more than nnoo men In prisoners and great quantities or material, the etent of which cannot yet be estimated. In upper Alsace our attack east of lleldwiler resulted In capturing an onomy position extending over a width of 700 meters and for a depth of 100 meters. About SO prisoners wpio taken. "In numerous aeilal engagements bohlnd tho onemy lines our aviators maintained the upper hand." I-'ioneli Account of Il.illle. PAIIIS, Tub. 23. via London. -Fighting of great violence Is In prog ress from the right bank of tho Mouse to n point southeast of Ilorbe for est the war office announced today. North of Verdun there were Infautry actions on a front of 15 kilometers Men miles). Kast of JieppoU the French wore able by counter attack to rotake a great portion of the for est of Causes, noun of Haumont. Tho war office admits the evocua lion of the village of llaumoni by the Kronen, but declares the still hold the approach to the village. The tet of the stateuieut follews: ' Wo have retaken some of the trendies In the woods of (ilveucby. In tho regions north of Verdun tho bombatdment by the euemy, which has been energetically answered by us, continued throughout the day. ItetiiKo (iuuos Forest. "Kast of this point a counter at tack enabled us to retake the greater part of the forest of Causes, situated In the salient occupied yesterday b the onemy north of Beaumont. "A strong German attack on Herbe forest was stopped by our turtalu of fire Ai cording to statements of prisoners, whole units weie com- ( Continued on page six) CUT TO $39,000,000 WASHINGTON Feb J : The an W i n iiuul rhtr and liurhoiD .propria-! Hon bill, a.sreissilim " ,f'u ln dlieit appropriation and anthorlxa-, tion lor expenditures Qn arlous( Pitt M the country was favorably ( it-ported to the houe toda. Th 1 .11 i- a net cut of lo it i o '.hm Ut touwaU, , J1 WAR TRADE MINISTER IU A(VltKIUAN5 f HHtHtU H4 I.ONDOtf, IVU. 23. In the houe of common lodav Pre- "" inier Aquith officially an- nonnced the appointment of I.ord INibert Cecil, mrlimeiil- arv under secretary for foreign affair, an war trade minister. "" Lord llobcrt attended the call- " inct meeting IihIiiv fur the first lime in hi eupucitv a minister oi bluil.ide. UNITED STATES L TOKIO, Japan, Jan. L'.'i (cot re jiondence of the Associated Press.) The fact that .Imii, through the I'nitcd State government, hns made h strong protest to Germany nnd Austria oer the sinking of the Jap anese steamship Yiisitkn .Maru. was disclosed yesterday hv Haron Ishii, the foreign minister, spenkinjr before, ii eommittee of the house of peer. At the same time tlie foreign minis ter declared Hint if nations hostile to Jiipiui continue the "unlawful nnd in humane" destruction of Jnpanco nliiK the ,liiNiiiese government could not pledge the nminleimnco of wliut it belicM-d wn tho genoroun treat ment given to the (iennan prisoners, whether eiunuattints or nou-eoinliat- ttnt. The YHMiika Jluru, of Iho .laimnosc Mail Steamthip eomiMtny, wtw sunk in the Mediterranean on Dwemher '21 bv a fcuhmnrine, the nntiotmlity of which ha not been Cntahlithed. The crew lextified no warning was given. 'PnMfccngeni and crew were Haved. Iluiim Icliil told the committee that the imiH'Hal b eminent xtartcd inxcHtigntiiiiiM and huil nKeertnined the fnetx, went n strong protest to the governraenU of (lermnny and Autria-lliiiigui'v through the Ameri can sn eminent. A Copenhagen dispatch ,veteiduy suid a .Inptince fleet had arrived in the Meditcrrnneiin. A week after the Ynukii Muni n tonx'diH'd the Jup nnexe -.Iciin -lii Keiikoku Mam won t-nnk in I lie Mediterranean by a Mil) marine. CUMHNS FILES IM.s MlM s, .. , .' .'l. l'llltd Slates Scliutnl ' it 11. I'unriiinx ot Iowa Indus lilnl an affl diiMt with the sccrcturv t -"tale nn u candidate lor the prendencv t the I'mted State on the lepublnuu ticket. The affidavit was sent from Washington and wu filed b John Jamieson, state binder. Similar affidnwtt. will be filed im mediately in Minncotu, Xebranku. .South Dakota. Montana, Oregon and Colorado. Local oliticiun rcceixed word todav that the name of Kobert M. I..i Kollute nt Wi-coiiMii will not ii lit luie '') H imlilii an piiman in tin- -i.if' n Ac I VICTIMS NUMBER TEN NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb 23 -The death list as a result of tho rear end collision of two naateager trains on the New York, Now Haven and Hortford railroad in Mllford yester day, stood at ten this morning. Of the more than tbroo score Injured passengers who naro boon or at pres oii are under medical observation, onle Frank McNamara oC Ansonla. is reported to be in a dangerous con dition. An Inquest Into tbe cause of the wreck was opened In a preliminary wa by Coroner Mix tbls morning. Word cam (row Washington that a federal probe Into the duster will be njptu-d O protested i JAPANESE INE I PRIMARIES M WARNK ntn iiu I i ii ii ill imvs MILINbAIMJAU . President Opposes Lcrjlslatlvc Action Regarding Citizens Travellnp. on Belligerent Ships, as Such Action at This Time Embarrasses Diplo ma tic Relations With Germany. WASIIINGTO.V, Feb. 23. Presi dent Wilson Is unchanged In his op position to having congroM pass liny resolution warning Americana to kcop off armed merchantmen of the Ku ropenn belllReronts, nnd cousrosH lenders have been o tidvNod. It was stated nuthoiltattvoly today that discussion of such a movo did not come up at the president's conference Monday night with Chairman Stone and Chairman Flood, of tho congress committees dealing with forelRii af fairs and with Domocrntlc Loader Korn, but wob revived In qulto an other way. Senate Action Improbable. Tho official account Is that Senator Smith, of George, recently went to Senntor Stone to dlscusa tho form In which such n resolution might bo Introduced. It was said Senator Stonu opposed mich u resolution. Congressmen who woro at tho Whlto Mouse today sold there was considerable discussion of Senator Goro'a rosolutlon to warn Americans off belligerent merchantmen, but that there was llttlo prospect of pass ing It unless desired by tho admlnlu tratlon. Tho president's wlshos woro re flected In mi announcement by Chair man Stone, of tho sennto foreign re lations committee, that ho might not make his anticipated speech later this week on the submarino question and In reply to tho attack upon the administration's foreign policy by formor Senator Hoot. Tho administration has ma do clear its opposition to any legislative action legardlng Americans traveling on bel llgeront ships, many members ot congrosa says, and to tako any ac tion at this time would ombarrass diplomatic negotiations with Ger many. (m c tn Father Hill. Senator Stone today submitted to tho senate for publication as u docu ment portions of International law on tho subject of arming morchunt ships and recent addresses at Morris town, N. J., by Senator Lodgo, repub lican. 'Irtf Senator Gore annouucod that hu would Introduce tomorrow a resolu tion to prohibit American civilians from traveling on armed merchant voeeols of belligerent nations. Senator Stone and Iteproseutativo Flood conferred today and later It was said that no action was expected at this time by either or the foreign rotations conimlttoos on an) thing af- (Continued on Page (1.) L EL I'ASO, Texas. Feb 2J Fran elsco Lagos Chacaro, the labt con ventlonaliat president of Mexico, has offered to surrender unconditionally the remnant of his foices, according to official dispatches to tbe Mexican consulate today. The place of sur render waa not mentioned. Tbo dls patih also report! the unconditional surrender of the Zapata gonoral No oa, with 200 followers. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 Presi dent Wilson will nominate I)ald It. Francis, former governor of Missouri, to be ambassador to ttuaaia, as soon as it can bo ascertained whether be Is acceptable to tbe Kusstaa govern mont. Wl Mr. Francis' acceptance of tbo post became known following bla confer ence with tbo president yesterday He will succeed George T Marye. ro-bigned A OFFERS CAPITULATION KELLY RESIGNS AS TO l'OUTLANl), Ore.. Feb. IS. - At a special meeting of the stato pa mo and fish commis sion hern this afternoon, II. I Kelly, mnstor ftJi warden, ton derod his resignation. Members of the commlsrnn stated that It would be accepted. Mr. Kelly has been In ill health for so mo time. It was understood, how ever, that tho Commission Is considering the ubollshmont of tho office nnd assigning Its duties to the gamo warden nnd superintendent of hatcheries, : OF WASHINGTON', IM. 'J I. "The military uffniix committee is of the opinion Hint mo do not need a lingo Httiuding tinny, lint Hint we do need nt nil timvn u large body of our young men well (mined and edu cated," nid Hcpiosuntittiu' McKul Iitr of Teuneshce, Milmiitting to tho house toduy n fuvornhle icpoit on his hill to establish and iniiiiiluin military training schools in the vur ioiiH stntci. Tin! rejioit suid: "Kdueate and train IhOO hoys n year an provided in this hill, gradu ating 100 n year in each stale, mid in n few vciiih hitch would be the mil itary spirit ei on ted in all ports of the country thuUn on 11 for volunteer in times of tumble would easily Ijrinjr f oi Hi one million men. 'Within u fceven-ycar period tliete would be erented a icsone of wiino :t.'l,000 of the het trained men in this oottntr' or any other country, be tween Hie iikok of 20 mid I!'.', who eould be lawfully leqiiired to reNtwnl nnd instantly to a call to arms." Konncf Secietaiy flninson had npproud tlie hill. OF WASHIN'OTON, l-M. -J.'l. Appeals for the imtole ot lit teen ot the labor leaders, serving sentences in Lenvcn woith peiulciitiniv lor their mrt tn the so-called d.Miumite coiimjiiriicy, of which the destruction of the Los An geles Times building- was the climax, weie laid before I'tt'Mdont WiUon to dav by Senator Lewi, Clapp, Kent, Ifustiug ami Itansdell. and Itepieseu tutue Nolan of Cahtornia. The tourtcen men tor whom they jioku uie eligible under the law lor paio'.c, huxiiiK served oue-tlurd ot their sentences. Their cases have been heard bv the parole hoard, which bus taken no aelion. l'resi dnit WiUon Mini he would consider the request ailil lll-cils u with At liiriH (Iciu ml (J rc;joi. v. SENATE TO ACT WASHINGTON Feb 23 Henrs I'rather Fletihor's nomination as am bassador to Mexico was ordored re ported to the senate today b tho foreign relations coinmittou with tbe recommendation that It bo confirmed as soon as possible. Senntor Itorah and Senator Smith, of Michigan, re publican,' voted against the recom mendation. Chairman Stone will submit the report -In executive sees) oh late to- day and an effort tfill be made to get an Immediate vote on confirmation. Confirmation, In tbe Opinion of ad ministration .senators, Is assured. Seuators Borah and Smith op posed tbe recommendation on tbe ground that the Fnited States sen ate should aet participate In recog nition of CJenoraO Carrara by con tinuing su anibavvddo? 1 SCHOOLS FOR OFFICERS NEED PREPAREDNESS AK PAROLE DN1 I NEEDS A FLEEI DE Admiral Badger Declares That Pan ama Canal Has Failed to Solve the Problem of Defcndlnp Both Atlan tic and Pacific With One Battle Fleet Naval Academy Not Needed WASHIN'OTON. Feb. 2:1. Hear Admiral Hndgei of the nuvy grnerul board told the house nnviil commit tee todav t lint the l'unninn ennnl hud failed to ole tlio problem of defending- both the Atluutio mid Pa cific cotistN with one ballte fleet mid thai the defense of the I'ncific coast wou'd tequiie n fleet there able (o dominate that occuti. At it piv-ent itreneth, he said, Hie battle licet should be kept in the Atlantic as u sat'i-jimiil mid Jie added that the unw bonrd had never suggested thut it be divided between the two oceans. Itcprcsc-ntntivc Slcphcita of Culi foruui broiiftht up the subject, nsk mpr ! tile admiral coiiMileied the Pa cific eonsl ndequntelv protected with one olisolele bnttlesliip, twelve cruis ers, I)10t of them of Ihe third I'lnsn; nine destioyers and three submiuiues .ill fighting trim stationed tlieie. Admiral Ilmlger suid (lie assign ment of shiMt wns a matter of de partmental policy, upon which he did not cute to pnsa judgment. Canal Not Sufficient. Ah to the Pminniii canal, he said lie understood the present difficulty with slide wns epeeled to be over conic soon, but he tlniuglit it ques tionable whether the fighting licet could cross into the l'n,cifie within u year, Mr. Stenbens asked if the imllev that Iho navy should equal tho strongest afloat by 11)1." had not been evolved viewing- the possibility that it might be necessary to face two enemies simultaneously, one in tho I'nciiic and one in the Atlantic. "I can answer Hint question," Ad mirul I bidder suid, "but do not think I should do so in open eouit." Admiral Badger disapproved tho suggestion for a new naval academy on the Pacific coast, Annapolis, ho said, could he inoreiiscd to supply alt ncccs-.il i officers. lie urged, how ever, that at least ."() per cunt ctews he maintained on reserve shiM. Offltcis ()is)so War. Itcprci.entntio Mritfen asked if the navv had not mateiinlly decreased in cltieiencv last vear, "because of our Mexican Kilie." Adtuiial lludger saul not. While it waa a had tiling to have the fleet withdrawn from its routine of drills and mancuvcra to stay at Vera Crux, tho admiral said, it wus not scnous and the ill effevt vn quickly ovcicome. h'epre'.eiitative Ileiislcy eoiilcudvd that the I ruining of military rlflicei might had them to look with los. dlead on the possibility of War. "Ot all the people iii the I'nited Slates." -.ii nl Admiral lluducr, "none is moic opposed to win oi anything that would Ii nil lo wur tlinu the of Iicci- ot the unnv and navv." BY LUMBERMEN I'OIITLVM). Ore, Feb i?, -Opening Its thirteenth ton vent Ion here toda) with the avowed purpose or educating its members tn modern sales methods, the Western Kutnll Lumber Dwilors' association quickly turned to an enthusiastic endoise meut of President Wtujou's prepared uvss program. J. M. Crawfonl, of Walla Walla, president, In his address urged sup port of the president and forecasted tbe adoption of a resolution declar ing that tbe northwest believes in a larger army and navy. Kmpbattc endorsement was voiced by the tev. Peter A. Sluipkln, of Salt Lake City, who declared. "I do not belleva there should bo any meeting of American men and women without the matter of preparedness having an important place. We here In Ameri ca nood fear no military autocracy, for tho eoatral of this country will always be In tho hands of the eHi tnon people " A 0 NS WLSON ENDORSED WARJDEPARTIV1ENT !RQQUFRMT(1 REJECTS IMPROVEMENT ! ' nnS r n .1 WILLAMETTE RIVERI CONTINUE WAR ' WASIIIiftrrox, Feb. u.- The war department advised to- day against Improving the Wlllainotto rlvor, Orogou, to provide a six-foot channel be- twoen Oregon City nnd Corral- ! lis, and between CorvnlllH and ! Kugoue by moans of locks nnd ! dams The department held that the traffic did not warrant tho large expenditure Involved ES WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.1.- Now elinigiw, alleging employment of Louis I), liraudeis by K. II. Ilurri itinii to obtain proxies in the cele brated fight for control of tlio Illi nois Central iiiihoud mid .Mr. Hrmi deis' relations to tlie Kquitiiblo Life Assurance society, wuie filed today with tlie sennto sub-coiumitteu con sidering .Mr. Ilrnndeis' nomination for the supreme eouit. Austen 0. Fo, u New York at torney in charge of preentiiiK ovi denco for those opposed to tho con tinuation of .Mr. Ilrmideis, laid tho new charges before the committee. In 11)07, he said, when P.. II. Ilnr rimaii wits fighting Stuyvesnnt Fish for control of tho Illinois Cunt ml, Sullivmi mid Cromwell, lliiriimnn's attorneys, nent Wsiloll Cnteliins to llostuii to employ Iliiiuileis, Dunbar and Nutter to secure proxies tiom Illinois Ccntinl stockliolders in New Kuglaiid to be voted aguinst Hsh. "Thcicaftcr," said Fox, "Mr. Hrandcis' linn acted for Ha liinuui and sought to obtain proxiee in his behalf. A nmuber of letlors solioit ing ptoxies weie scut out by Hruu deis, Dunbar and Nutter. ' Mr. Ilrnndeis, in his book, "Oilier People's Money and How the Hank ers Use It," Mr. I' said, attacked Huiriman and quoted from the opin ion of Commissioner linc (then of the intci-lntc coniim rcc cnnnnission) telluitr ot Mi Han miiin's uiteiest in viirimi r- i !- WII.MINOTON. Del.. Feb. .:!.- At a quaitcih meeting today of the I',. I. DuPout coniptmv, n icgiilur divi dend of I1 j p-r cent was dedured along with a smciiiI dividend of'J'J1 Hr cent on the coiuMiny' couunou tock. These dividends uie pa J able .') per cent and IU cr cent in Anglo Pi ench bonds with eoujions uttuvked at i).). A icftulnr dividend of 1 y ht cent in (lebentiiies wa also declared. The I'.. I. Dul'onl Ponder eomiiauy 'iliu-i-tots also deelurtsl u tvgular div idend of l'.j Hr cent on preferrwl toi-k and iculiii diMilciid ot 1', i pel I Cllt (ill i-ollilnoli s(m-k. TO HI:L1:NA. Mnl., IVb. J.l. -The supieme court to Jay banded down a decision holding (bat llontanu iuut hold two primaries this year instvud of one, as was contended by some. The first primary will be held on April 31 to indicate presidential preference, to nominate electors aud to elect ualioual delegates; the sec ond August 20 to nominate state aud county ticket. Tho Montana primary laws were adopted from tbe Oregon measure. The court bases its decision upon Uw fact that "the apparently deliberate separation of tbo stmjlo Oregon law into tbe two Montana act cannot be ACCUSE BRANDEIS OF GETTING PROXI FR HARRMAN DVIDENDS DPONT POWDER ignored. ' O UNI VICTORY Czar and Foreign Minister Speak to Duma International Unity Among Allies to Conclude Common Peace When Prussian Juggcr Is Crushed Rumanian Altl Promised. PKTIIOOKAl), Feb. 23. Address ing the duiiiii today, Foreign Minister HiixonofF tovlewed tho wnr hituntion in a most optlmistio way, nltltough hu deelnrcd it wus nioro difficult now than ever befoie to forojee the end of the wot Id struggle "The imperial government rcmuIliH unshaken in its dotenuinntiou to con tinue the struggle tu conquer tliu on tin," he stud. , "This war is the greatest urimo of liili lieason against liumnnity. Those Mho provoked it betir u Iionvy re sponsibility mid today stand uutitoly unmasked. "Wo know who it wno Hint lut looso he misfortunes without number witli which Ktiropo is npprossed. Kven (lonnan pulilio opinion is beginning tu leulixu that the Ounnan people linvo been the dupe of those who thought the hour had oomo to real i.e the dreams of plunder mid rap ine they hud cherished so lonj;. Contrasts Arc Cited. "UIicii dcnlinj with nn enemy liko Ueniiany wo must tako thought in good timo how bust to prevent tlio repetition of tlio vvuiiIh wliloli oo eutred so vapidly eighteen mouths ago. The instinct of sulf-prcbcrvn-tiou demands putting nn end to tint iiitlilos egoism ami passion for plun der -which mo the distinctive char acteristics of Priiskinuittm, nnd they must be crushed ouuo for nil. Other wise the snori fines of tliu nlllog would bo viiin. "The allies liuve brought about n complete union without tho Hiiutifieo by unv one of them of n paitiulu ot inileH'U(lenee or peiwonulity. Willi iho enemy it is different. Qununny'a allies have bocome viiasiils. It ia liard lo speak any loiujur of Atistria Hiiugar,v, Turkey and llulgariiv an in dependent status. Tho olutuliina grasp of (lei many litis suixed tho power in their anuios mid ull iniiiiehca of iidministnition. "The signing by tho five nllioe of Ihe tteufy to conclude poauu in (lom mon prov-im Ihe falsity of abaunl ru mors of a sepuritte.peuco." Onr Spooks In Kivuitiut. The speech of Mtupuior N'iuliolurt hctoro the duuiu was duvoted prinui pally to the victory of tlio Itliwinnh at Knteruiii. "1 lcjoice that I am able to join j on in thanksgiving- for tho brilliant victory of our army o the Cniicu siis," the einiK-ror said. "I am hupp.v to he among tbe repteeetitativus of my luithl'iil nmple. I pray for (lod's blcskuig on jour labor in tuia time of trial nnd am eouviuccd you ,vi" use all vour esHrietico and knowl edge and be guided bv bjvu of youf country iu the woik for whieli you are rcsoiisible to tbe country and to me. I wish you liuitful labor and complete success.'' M. Kaaonorr also dealt with tliu Polish pioblciu. "l'Vow tbe beginning1 ef the wmr," lie said, "liusia bus bad insoribud on her bunucis tbe reunion of dknium bcrcd Poland and uuver lia this ccu-cd tu be our aim. Genumiy has granted u few minor ooHuoaaloiis to Poland aud in return It la atud slio contcuiplutis ruisiiuj huiultuils of Ibou-andx of Polish troow to hu iiM-d in the attempt tu hrlllg nbunt the triinnph of Germanism." Sentiiiieiit Ton aid Swedes. In leyniit to l(usin's relations with Sweden, the toiclgn lllillistor blllll: (Continued on page bIx) S9 AUSTRIANS SEEK WASIIINQTON. Fib S3. - ustrla bas asked tbe United States fur ad ditional Information on tbe protest against the uttaok by an Austrian submarine upon tbe Amerjoun tanker Potrollto several weeks ugo. Such Information as this goverumeut baa will b furnlsheU promptly, '4 n .