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'ft . vuij. vi., no. sow. "' tt GRANTS PASS, JOSEPHINE COl'NTr, Onf,GON. WEJ)XK8IAY, Al'Gl'ST SB, 1916, WHOLE Xl'MBER 181ft, ., No Other Town in the World the Size of Oranta Pan Has a Paper With Full Leased Wire Telegraph Service. it IU MVtKI PEACE IN EUROPE STRIKE Board of "Big Four" Broth erhoods Agrees to Farther Meetings With Rail way Men Before Ordering Walkout Washington, Aug, J. The execu tive board of the "big (our" brother hoods. ' which are threatening t oatlon-wlde atrtke of 400.000 rail road employe!, and the general con ference committee of the road, have Mreed to a resumption of conference! to begin In New York Auguat 8, ac cording to Information received at the United States board of media tion and conciliation today. New York. Aug. 1, Counting of the strike vote of the 400.000 railway trainmen which may precipitate the greatest labor, war the United Statee ever has known will be completed Auguat 7, Timothy O. Shea, who haa charge of the count, announced to- day.-. ;; . ;..-. .v The railroad! affected by the count today opened a campaign of education of the public, through newspaper ad vertisements putting forward their wide of the controversy. r , The strike vote, If It results as all predHlona Indicate, will authorise the heads of the four great railroad brotherhoods to rail a general strike If, In their opinion, a strike Is neces sary to gain for freight and yard men their demand for an- eight-hour day and tyme and a half for overtime. "This la the biggest labor move ment In history," Shea said today. "It Is the largest In number of men Involved and covers a wider latitude of territory than any other labor movement In history." Charging that ,the railroads pro posed aettlement of the strike con troversy, either under the existing na tional arbitration law or by refer ence to the Interstate commerce com mission, and that the offer was re fused by the employes, the national i conference committee of the railways started today an advertising cam-1 palgn In support of their position. i Copies of advertisements to be used In various section! of the country I were sent out by the committee. The advertisement, addressed to the public. Is headed: "Ttallroad Wages ShalhThey He Determined 'by Indus trial Warfare or Federal Inquiry?" "The railroads are In the public service your service," reads the ad' vertlsemcnt copy. "The army of em ployes Is In the public service your service. You pay for rail transporta tion three billion dollars a year and 44 cents out of every dollar from you goes to the employes. "A $100,000,000-dollar wage In crease for men In the freight ,and yntd service (less than one-flfth of the employes) ' Is equal to five per cent advance In all freight rates. ' "The managers of the railroads are trustees of the public and have no right to place this burden on the cost of transportation to yon without a clear mandate from the public tri bunal speaking for you." ' ' ' ' Washington. Aug. 2. More than ' 300,000 men, earning annually $400. 000,000, employed on 250,000 miles of railroad, these are tha figures In volved In the threatened strike of tho railway brotherhoods. A strike would mean, according to the Bureau of Railway Economics -today, the great est transportation tle-mi In the his tory of tha country, with accompany ln prostration of commerce thnt msy srnd the financial loss to the nathn louring Into' the bllllohs of dollars. Advance report reaching Wash 'Ington Indicate the employes will vote Continued on page 2) , London, Aug. 2. England regards as an essential part of any peace con dltlona the restoration "by Germany of Belgium and Serbia, both mated ally and economically, and the repair ing of devastated portion! of France and Russia, Premlor Asqulth today dectared In a speech In the house of commons. British eyes, the premier said, bad been opened to the full meaning of the German system of economic, com mercial and financial penetration and It waa necessary to prepare to com bat this. Asqulth asserted that at the Paris economic conference of the allies the opinion waa that the black list should be continued during the war. ',,..-.-' The reasons for this conference, he said, were not directed against neu trals. ; , "We are aware of some uneasiness In America," the premier said, "but this Is not Justified. The allies' mea sures are their tola defense against economic aggression. Every effort will ha made to see that neutrals do sot suffer." Norfolk,' Va.1, Aug. J. Tha supenj au'btnarlne freighter Deutschland, which cleared last evening from Bal timore for Bremen, either haa slip ped by Hampton Roade and possibly on past the capes Into the open seas, or Is planning to do so, marine men here began to believe late this after noon, when there still was no sign of the ocean adventurer. i No word ' has come . from the Deutschland since morning, when she waa half way between Tangier Island, on the Chesapeake bsy, and Old Point Comfort. She could have covered the Intervening distance tn two hours. No boats that, have come have report ed seeing her since morning. The customs officials, acting under direction of Chief Halstead at Wash ington, said they would be compelled to take charge of the Deutschland If she came Into port, unless It was for cargo or In distress or because of "pursuit of enemies." No cargo Is awaiting the submarine here. Captain Koenlg Is aware of the rules tn this respect, they ssy, and they do not believe he Intends to hesi tate once he rounds Old Point Com fort and head for the ocean. , MEXICANS PLAN " VILLA'S CAPTURE Mexico City, Aug, a. Oencral Mal cotte arrived here today for a confer ence with Minister of War Obregon to plan concentration of forces for! Villa's capture. Malootte announced here his determination to make a quick Job and to take the bandit gen eral "at all costs." . He stated a special representative hud been sent to give assurances to the 'Guggenheim Exploration com pany of protection from bandit raids and guarantees of such facilities s tt may desire In order to permit re sumption of the Velardena mines. This, Malcotte stated, would bring conditions In Durango practically up to normal, since all (he farmers of that state have put a largs portion of their land under cultivation., , ' New York, Aug, 2. Officials of the Guggenheim " Exploration company said today thoy were Ignorant of any "special representative" said to be offering protection and guarantees In thalr mining districts; .lining In Mexico would not. be attempted at present. It was said, because of lack of railroad facilities. HAS DISAPPEARED ! to V'.: Iflrlt' ..... - .. ',,1 ,. . ...... f , Austrian and German Forces Are Cct Apart r by Great Russian Thrust on Eastera Front in Kovel District Petrograd. Aug. 1. The Russian wedge separating the Austrian and German forces was thrust still farther forward today. Not only has the separation been virtually accomplish ed, but today unofficial advices here Indicated rapid progress of tha move ment from the south, enveloping Kovel. . Although official statements were silent, military experts here be lieved that the terminus of the rail road line to Lemherg at Stojanof had probably fallen before the Russian sdvance .northwest of Brody. ,,The four railway routes to the Gallclan city from tha east to the west would. In that ease, all be in Russian hands. Brody'a capture gave the csar's forces command of the term In ua of the main tap lines; .the terminus of another la In Russian hands and runs from Tarnopol, and tha third, 'run ning northwest from Kolomea, ,as been tapped north of that city. Utili sation, of these and othee railroad lines In Gallcia will greatly aid the Russians In their advance. Floods still are hampering operations, but the spirit of the Russian troops Is so high that they make light of such obstacles as marshy lands, swollen rivers and rains. New York, Aug. 2. Political leaders decided today that Charles E. Hughes Is going to live up to his re putation as one of the most strenuous campaigners In the business. Scanning today the Itinerary tor , the trip on which he starts Saturday revealed the fact that In a brief ! mnnth h. r.m.hlli-.n n.,lrto n.. to Jaunt over 10,000 miles spreading the gospel of his views and appealing for votes. Four years ago Colonel Roosevelt set up a mark for strenuoslty in campaigning when he travelled 13,- 0C0 mllesjn forty-odd days. It was over very much the same ground that Hughes will cover. But Roose velt Included the south in his Jaunt and Hughes' only stop below the Mason" and Dixon line Is at 'Lexing ton, Ky. It was indicated at head quarters today that the trip starting Saturday Is merely a forerunner of Hughes' stumping. The Itinerary for the present Jour ney does not cover the middle west. Ignoring Ohio In particular, where the republicans have already deter mined to concentrate and , the middle Atlantic states. Only one chunk of New England Maine is Included. Authoritative information Is that the republican nominee will make a later "round-up" trip,' In cluding these sections.' The - governor (Incidentally the uomlnee prefers to 1m called "gov ernor" rather than "Justice" or "Judge" Hughes) haa about given up the idea that he can make the west ern trip' without the old fashioned "rear platform" talks. The original Idea of the tour was to visit a score of the big cities between New York and the Pad Ho coast, remaining over night, , or possibly .for tt couple of days, addressing a big mass meeting and the-Yt conferring with local lead- t I - VI. 'I. Ii. SLAV WEDGED YUAN I TE STfllUf LMK HUGHES IK Verdict of Grand Jury Is the Big Pulley Was Broken Through Strcctura Defects, Explosives Net Being Used The grand Jury which has been In vestigating the cause of the accident that wrecked tha machinery for the loutbjlde pumping . plant at the Golden Drift dam, reported lata this afternoon, Ending structural weak nesses In the big six-foot pulley re sponsible, and disproving the theory that dynamite had been need.. The jury called several witnesses before It. Ike Davis, the only eye .witness, being one. It is said that Mr, Davis tU believes that outside Influences had caused the accident, but machin ists and others who examined the broken machluery.testlfled that they believed, the pullej had broken be cause of defects Jn Its manufacture. Judge Calkins autoed over from Med ford this afternoon to receive the ver dict of the grand Jury. stV, , .i ' T a ..--To Attend Preea Mcetis , .", B. E. -Brodle. president of the Ore gon State Editorial association, with Mrs, Brodle, Mrs. Nleta . Barlow Lawrence, Mrs. C B. Harding and L. O. Harding, all of Oregon, City, were In Grants Pass a short time this afternoon, en. route by automo bile to Medford to be in attendance at the annual meeting of the editorial association, August 4-7. ers. But the moment it was an nounced that a tour -would be made the republican committee began to be deluged with demands of state and local republican leaders for speeches at all sorts of towns and villages, as well as the 'big cities . Every state leader had a pressing reason In want im . ..10 , ,t. , .l . "'" " ' " lu ilueB as e- S",BUal o republican success. Efforts were made so far as possible to save 'Hughes' voice for the big speeches, 'but It waa, nevertheless, admitted that he will mak. n.)mhr f I short talks. The candidate has been working for several weeka mapping out 'the eerles of speeches which he Will liver on this trip. He will enlarge on his speech accepting the nomina- tlon, probably devoting an entire speech to each section, but In every one, those close to him say, he will .... vu ' ,j. ram home what republicans consider the principal Issue of the campalgn- the Mexican situation. PRICE OF WHEAT TAKES BIG JUMP t . ; , Chicago. Aug 2 Wheat jum,,,! terrifically on the local market today. Sentemher closed at 1.S0H1, a rain of 5 cents for the day, and 6H cents over yesterday'a close, Decem- ber closed at 1.34, a day's gain ot 4 cent! and six cents over yester- day's close. ? Crop. damage stories from Canada and the United States northwest Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennes September wheat see and Mississippi. ,Under the rules caused the jump. closed tip 9 cents over Saturday's close,, Docejnber was up In tha three-days market. I.S. APPEAL FAILS TO SAVE LIFE OF ROGERCAS DDT London, Aug.' 2. Roger Casement will be hanged tomorrow morning, It wis definitely announced today. ' Washington, Aug. 2. The United States government today made formal application to England for clemency in the case of Roger Casement, who is condemned to die on the scaffold tomorrow. , . President Wilson Instructed the state department to forward at once the resolution passed by congress urging Great Britain ' to "exercise clemency In the treatment of Irish political prisoners." , London, Aug. 2.- The government up to a late hour today made . no move to postpone the execution at o'clock . tomorrow morning of Roger Casement, demoted knight, confided of treason for his part In the, Irish revolt -:.: Preparations were going forward for the hanging of the' Irish leader. Tn the meanwhile the prisoner's conn- set declares Casement seems utterly nncooceraed at his approaching fate. His condition was said to have im proved since his trial, when ha an? peared haggard and ,de pressed, (Premier Asqulth acknowledged .re ceipt of a monster petition, signed by prominentIrishmen.' today, appeal ing for clemency for Casement, but did not hold out any hope of exercise of merry toward the condemned man. ii LA It LOOKS FOB BREMEN Pensacola, , Pla.., Aug. 2 Belief that the German submarine freighter Bremen . would dock here . was strengthened here this afternoon by J the presence of several warships, in be gulf of Pensacola.' Also the de stroyer Rowe, stationed here, left to day to engage In aeroplane man euvers. No aeroplanes 'were found, 'but the destroyer is patrolling Just .inside. the three-mile limit back and forth. Several tugs are cruising Just within the limit of the harbor en trance, OF BRUSH FIRE Haileybury, Ontario, Aug. 2. Offl- cials today announced the known I'm1! uw .'.( 318 VICTIMS death list in the great bush fire at '318. Stories told by refugees who de-ifled'ouUymg n8trlcts before the blighting blaxe crumpled every living thlng ,a lt8 path llke ti8sue paper led offlt.lals to fear tha total ll8t may exJee(j 500. . k 1 . ! , - . . ' . . Tbe official figures so far obtained . iMatneson and vicinity, 137 at Nush ka and Mooteltb, two at Kelso, IS at Iroquois Falls, 20 at Cochrane. : . . Communication with outlying dis tricts remains 'broken It will, be necessary for searchers to 'visit the sections before definite figures can be obtained. f ,1 ; ' A peculiar phase of tbe fire was J that It has considerably , enhanced hundreds of acres by clearing them ,of brUBh ntl undergrowth that would have cost thousands of dollars to remove. Washington. Aug. 2. Republican Leader Mann this afternoon knocked out a proposed $540,000 flood relief appropriation for the two Carolines. of the house Mann's single objection 9i cents was sufficient to defeat the.proposl 1 tlon. 1 '...''.;'.. mm Mill CASE ;Z r , ...... , First Degree llzrizr Is tie Chaise Against 5 Arretted w lSr;:d:a I cf Fhcbj Bcdb That Ki!!:d Et Baa rrmncisoo,' Aug. 2. Seven In dictments charging first degree mur der were returned at noon today In the San Francisco suit case dyna miting case. Five named Warren K. 'Billings, Thomas Mooney. lira. Rena Mooney, Israel Weinberg and Edward Nolan and two were John Doe true bills. Each .Indictment contained eight counts one for each of eight victims of the outrage. The theory of the district attorney in. asking the indictments was that Billings exploded the bomb . under Mooney'a direction, that Mrs. Mooney was an accessory before the fact, that Weinberg transported the plotters In his automobile and that Nolan either made or assisted in making the In fernal machine. , . ,';;,'.,' .-. There were only eight counts In the Indictments, but District Attorney n exert aid not consider that Adam Fox, an aged man, was a direct -victim of the bomb. He died of heart failure Induced, hy excitement when . the bomb exploded. , The John Doe bills will be used by the police 'against two euspecta now being hunted by the special bomb squad. i r s ! ! vv . ' . r San, Francisco, r Aug. 2.-Indlct-ments charging murder in connection with the explosion of the suit case bomb' which took the lives of nine persons - will 1 he returned today, against five of the principal suspects now In the custody of the police. At a . session which lasted all night, the special grand Jury called by District Attorney Ftckert Toted true - bills against Warren K. Billings, Mrs. Rena Mooney, Thomas Mooney. Israel Weinberg and Edward Nolan., These will e formally reported before noon , to Superior Judge Cabanlss and the accused persons will be held without bail. . ;:' iyj When the grand iftiry convened the district attorney and the police did not present tneir wnoie case, reveal ing only such facts as eeemed neces sary to warrant the Indictments. Thirteen witnesses were examined. The same secrecy which has sur rounded the police investigation since its outset continued today. .No im portant details of the network of evi dence in which the iprosecutor de clares the suspects have been en meshed were given out, but Ftckert and Assistant District Attorney Bren non smiled their confidence when questioned today. ... ..... It was learned that Fickert made an Impassioned plea to the grand Jury to assist the authorities by not In sisting upon revelation of all the evi dence, assuring the jurors that It was necessary for the ends of Justice to withhold much of It at this time. During the session of the grand jury the stillness of the Hall of Justice , was broken by strains of music from a violin In tha hands of Mrs. Mooney. The , woman, an ac complished musician, thus passed the long, weary hours of waiting, and tha cadences of "Traumerel" and other pathetlo airs floated through the cor ridors, bringing tears to the eyes of many a hardened" prisoner. Rumors of some new sensational steps, Involving a person of even more Importance than those now held In custody, could not be confirmed early today. Two additional suspects were detained during the night, but. were released when they convinced the police that they had no connec tion with the crime.