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MI3DFOU1), OREGON, "WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 190.9.
BALLINGERTO RUN III
;New York Firm of Lawyers In
s'tructed to Bring Suit Against
' Colliers' Weekly for Publi
'catlon o? Glavis Article.
SECRETARY CANNOT MAKE
REPLY AT PRESENT TIME
Secretary Has Completed His An
nual Report, Which He Says
Will Pacify Conserva
(United Press Leased Wire.)
, WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 10
Secretary Ballingor has placed in tho
liands of n New York firm of lawyers
tho Glavis article appearing in tho
. advance sheets of Collier's Weekly,
with instructions to proceed against
tho publishers if in their estimation
a charge of libel can ho sustained
Tho secretary declares tho Glavis
article is unfounded and ho hopes to
bo ablo to bring tho Collier house be
fore the courts for what ho believes
to bo their reckless publication of
this sensational article.
Tho secretary admits that ho is
considerably embarrassed just at
this' time, so far as concerns his
Ability to issue any ndeqnato reply
to tho Glavis article, because of tho
fact that ho desires very particular
ly not in any way to affect tho Cun
ningham hearings, which will soon be
held in Seattle.
However, as soon as tho cabinet
is ablo to meet with tho president,
whifih will probably not bo until not
week, tho matter will bo tnken up,
nnd it is possible that Mr. Taft moy
rijcommond that a reply bo mado im
mediately. That n reply will ultimately bo
mado is definitely nssertcd by tho
The secretary has completed his
first annual report, ,nnd as soon as
tho president has roviowod it, it will
bo published. This report, Mr. Bal
lingor says, will convince tho conser
vation element of tho country that
they have nothing whntever to fear
from the future policies of tho pres
ent secretary of tho interior in regard
to preservation of untural properties.
Although Secretary Ballingor still
(Continued on pago8.)
Salem Parson Wins Reward from
State by His Power to Pray
Gets $1000 Warrant.
(United Press Leased Wire.)
. SALEM, Or., Nov. 10. Rev. Loms
P. Larden, who persuaded George
Moyors, tho slayer of Policeman Tom
Eckhart nt Salem about a month apo
to give himself up, was today hand
ed a warrant for $1000 roward of
fered by Governor Benson. IIo will
also be given tho roward offered by
tho city of Salem.
In n public statement, Larden do
clnrcs that ho persuaded Meyers to
givo -himself up by tho power of
Mrs. Roosevelt Coming" Home,
(United Preys Leased wire.) (painter find in trees a source of the
ROME, Italy, Nov. in. Mrs. Then-j deepest midmost pleasing scnti
doro Roosovplt nnd hor daughter, ments. Next to the human form nnd
Miss Ethel, started for Naples to
They will sail for Now York Friday.
Fourteen Passengers Killed-AGGident Gomes With
out warning Giving Passengers no Time to
EsGape Gar WhiGh Descends Upon-,
Tiiem with TerrifiG Momentum. .
(United Press Leased Wire.)
VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 10.
Fourteen or fifteen persons woro
killed, according to latest reports in
tho accident which occurred about
0:30 this morning on the Now West-'
minster lino of tho British Columbia
Electric railway. Various accounts
of tho accident arc given, but all de
tails seem to tally in one respect. A
heavy car loaded with big timber
broke away from n train which was
proceeding ahead of tho 0 :10 o'clock
interurban car from Vancouver nt
the incline at a point botwoen Xnkc-
viow and Collingwood stations. Tho
runaway camo with terrific momen
turn on tho passenger car aud swept
everything clean down to the lev
uL lH0 xnero wore nuoui -jo
persons in tho, cnr and. not one hnd
a real chance to escape.
According to one. of tho injured,
who gave an interview, to a reporter,
Motormon Throborn yelled, a warning
to the passengers as ho saw tho big
oar bearing down -on him, nnd then
tricd-,to jump to safety. IIo wuf
caught by tho runaway and tho life
crushed out of him. His dead body
DAY IN MEDFORD
lans Formulated In Public Schools
for Planting Shade Trees on
That Day on School Grounds
Wednesday, November 24, has been
sot apart as a tree-planting day in
Medford. PlanB aro formulated in
the public schools for plunting trees
on the sovornl school grounds on that
dny, nnd special programs of exor
cises will bo carried out in nil tho
schoolrooms, appropriate to tho oc
casion. Those programs will nil bo
of ji nnturo designed to stimulate in
the children's minds a lovo for trees
and nn appreciation of their beauty
and usefulness to our surroundings.
Tho programs will supplomont the
instruction regulnrly given in the
schools to impress upon the children
tho beneficial effects of trees on the
cOimnto and soil of tho country, nnd
reasons why trees on tho mrfdwlu
reasons why trees should bo protect
ed nnd not unnecessarily destroyed.
All parents nnd friends of tho
children nnd of tho schools aro mont
cordially invited to attend theso ox
orcises. Tho tree-plnnting will bo
our nt 2 o'clock in fho afternoon,
which will be followed by tho pro
grams by tho children in tho several
schools of tho city. ,
Trees nro ono of ' tho greatest
sourcos of pleasure ns well as use
fulness to people of all ages nnd in
every walk of life. They aro most
bcneficinl iu both a physical and nn
aesthetic sense. Tho poot and the
face, tho artist finds his greatest in
spiration nnd joy in tho lnndscnpo
adorned with trees and shrubbery.
Tho cultivation and growth of
Wins been brought to the city with
others nnd are at ii. local undortnk
Tho following bodies hnvo been
identified by articles on tho remains:
T. BOWES, Grnndviow.
R. S. LYONS.
j. F, STEVENS.
J. II. CROWTIIER,.112 Sixth ave
nue. WM. JOHNSON, conductor.
T, E. HOLLAND.
GEO.' THORBORN, motormnn.
S. M. MITCHELL.
A broken coupling on tho freight
ipt cnr caused ,tho .accident, nccording
.'el'to thcicrwvlfe'rjiey hnd loft tho lum-
,)or cnr 6n tho mn;n Hno nnd
. ... . T,
il" n BlAm to Kot nn ""P enr- W1,cn
'",V returned tliey siiunteu into tlio
standing car and coupled, but tho
momentum broke tho coupling and
sent tho car down tho steop grade.
M. McDonough, motormnn of tho
rcight ; Fred Wiggins, conductor,
and W. Bowes; brnkemnn, nro being
detained bv tho police.
Owner of Portland Club Boosts
Portland Man for Presidency of
Pacific Coast League Is
(United PrdBH Leased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 10.-
Judge W. W. McCredio, ownor o f tho
Portland Baseball club, is boosting
ucorgo ir. nobortson, for 20 years n
resident of Portlnnd, for tho presi
doncy of tho Pacific Coast league
Roborlson is manager of the print
ing supply department of tho Blnko
MoFull Paper company and an en
thusiastic bnsebnll fan,
, Several Portland fans have urged
Robertson's unmo to Judgo McCrodie,
nnd tho judge named a day for a
mooting, but was held up by a cor
nerstone laying in Vnncouvor and
was unnblo to nttond tho conference.
Robertson is not without baseball
oxporionce, for ho played profossion
nlly for four years from 1880 to
1889. Ho is said to possess consid
erable oxeoutivo nbilitj' and his
friends bolievo ho would ho nn ablo
successor to J. Cal. Ewing, tho pres
ent head of tho league, who has an
nounced his intention of resigning nt
the annual meoting in Snri Francisco
Just how the ,Cnliforia lringnatos
will yiew tho suggestion of Robertson
ns president remains to bo seen.
trees appeals to the human mind nnd
exerts upon people a most .refining
influence. Thero is no ono' subject
that intorosts and appeals to chil
dren more than the study of troes
and forests nnd life iu the forest. In
districts in pities whero no trees
grow, tho effect of tho nbsonco of
the influenco of trees on tho lives of
(Continued on page 8.)
1 r 1
In Spite of Fact That City Has
Grolvn Tremendously During
Assessed Valuation Is
CUTTING OUT THE DOUBLE
ASSESSMENTS MADE CHANG
City is Valued at Nearly Two Mil
lions and Half Large Growth
Tho assessment of .the city ot Med
ford is $81,402 les3 this year than
It was. last, according to tho state
ment furnished by' County Assessor
Grieve of the assessment of 1909 and
tho flgur.es for that of 1908 In the
offlco of tho city recorder.
Mr. Grlovo states that tho state
ment ho gives will bo practically net
as ho has carefully eliminated, so far
as possible, all double assessments
while- that of last year may suffer
some reductions yet. It is duo to
cutting' out these iloublo assessments
ho says, that maltp&the change.
Tho figures aro $3,400,038 for
1909 and. $2,481,500 for 1908. In
view of tho fact that population, val
lies and all that goes to crcato an
increaso in taxable property, have
grown greatly since tho assessment of
1D08, it looks as If tho dlspropor
tlon of tho figures should bo tho
Considornblo censuro has boon
mado of tho way In which tho as
sessment was m'ndo tills year; ns it
is generally bollevcd that this year's
assessment In Medford should hnvo
CERTAIN THAT G0MPERS WILL
REMAIN AS PRESIDENT
(United Press Leased Wire.)
TORONTO, Out., Nov. 10. Dole
gates to tho Amorienn Fcdorntion of
Labor convention today doclnrcd that
they will take tho fight for tho rein
statement of suspended, organiza
tion nccusod of violntmg the fed
oration's laws, to tho floor of the
Tho ro-election of tho present of
ficers of the federation seems cer
SNOW IS GRADUALLY
COMING DOWN HILLS
If Weather Clears Cold Snap May Ba
Expected Indications Are
for More Rain.
Wednosdny morning tho snow was
lower on the foothills than it has boon
lorotofore for tho season. Since
Saturday intermittent showers have
occurred nnd appearances indicate a
continuation of falling weather.
Tho snow on the high hills has re
duced tho temperature materially and
cold wather that is, for Southern
Oregon running from 32 down to
20 nbovo zero, may bo expected with
in the next fow dnys, providing that
tho weather clears up.
The woathor man predicts contin
ued rain for today and Thursday.
On Wednesday 30-lQOths of nn inch
of rain fell.
The Methodist Brotherhood holdw
regular meoting in tho church bnsn-
ment, North Bnrtloft slroot, tonight.
All members nnd friends nro re
quested to bo presont. Good time i
Workers Charge PoliGe With Extreme Cruelly
Hunger Strike Still ContinuesTwo
: Hondred Men Still in JailFour DaitF
age Suits Against Gity Filed.
(United Press Leased Wire.)
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 10.-
report is current here tins morning
that tho citizousa;iianeo is forming
to take n liana m tlio polico iiglit band tho crowd collecting on cor
ngainst the Industrial Workers of tho ner8 whoro Industrial Workers woro
World. This will bring about n sit-
nation like that which existed in
Goldfield nnd Cripplo Creek during
tho lnbor troubles in those places,
Tho polico havo taken an abandon-
ed schoolhouso for jnil room nnd ro- Monday, and since then it is roport
raoved 00 prisoners there. 'ed that a largo numbor of them havo
Tho' situation is becoming so sori-
ous that tho leaders of the revolt
havo difficulty in securing sufficient
followers to oppose tho police.
Tho Workers chnrgo oxtromo cm -
elty on tho part of tho polico. Thoy
threaten to ask for tho dismissal of
the chief of polico and Dr. O'Shoa.
More Itccmlts Expected.
Tho Workers nro expecting moro.tions nil ovor tho United States to
recruits today, nnd then the fight
wiUpntinuo with vigor. Tho fight
has been on for about ten days now,
nnd nt present almost 200 men nro
in jnil. It started originnlly from a
city ordinnnco prohibiting mombors hnvo boon filed against tho city au
6f tho Sooinlist party nnd I. W. W. thoritios by prisoners who olaim
from making speoches on street cor-
Closeted All Day Going Over Testi
mony in Finch Case Petitions
Galore Come In for Execu
(United Press Leased Wire.)
SALEM, Or., Nov. 10. Govornor
Benson has been closeted nil day
going ovor tho testimony and peti
tions for tho commutation of tlio son-
tonco of James A. Finch, tho lawyer
and formor newspaper man under
sentonco of death for killing Ralph
Fishor of Portland. A potitioij head
ed by ox-Judgo Honry E. McGinn,
and about 30 mombors of tho bar,
was filed with tho governor this
morning and offsets to somo extent
tho lotter of District Attornoy Cam
eron, whiou was a strong domain!
that tho law tako its courso. Tho pe
tition of members of (ho bar is sign
ed by some mon of prominence in tho
profession at Portland.
Thero is nothing now being dono
for Finch or Duly by tho judicial of
ficers, but tho mothor of Finch has
rittcu a strong lottor denying that
hor son ovor neglected hor or. hor
"IIo was always kind to his dear
deceased father, and stood by me
during four years of his illness, Tf
I hvo until Janunry 28, I shall bo f-7
years old. Janios never gnvo his
father or mother a sauoy or potulejil
answer when wo roprimnnded him,
oven when jiowns 3J3 yonrs old."
Governor Benson is only giving n
few hours each nftornoou to his of
ficial duties, so great is tho demand
upon his time to go over tho tosti
Imoiiy and correspondence cases
, For tho first fow days, as fast as
'A. snnnlfnr.t were nrrfistnd nlhnrs funk
their places. Finnlly the polico ro
sorted to using a fire hoso to dis
i - - -
'attomntiiitr to snonk. This nrovod of .
fectivo nnd since then tho nolico
imVo had little difficulty in handling
j tho situation. Tho prisonors in the
citv iail wont on n. hunser strike
not partakon of food.
I Many to Hospitals.
Many have been removed to tho
hospitnls in a famished condition.
. Ilundrods'of recruits havo arrived
Jn tho city from nil parts of tho west
to assist in tho fight, nnd it is said
that largo amounts of money havo
bocn collectcU from ,,... orrftU:za.
furnish financos for tho Industrial
Workers td continue their fight.
Tho Industrialists claim thnt they
havo been cruellv treated whilo un-
dor arrost and four dnthngo suits
thnt their honlth has boon shattorod
bv inhuman trontmont.
Residents of North Medford and on
East Side Talking of New Way
to Cross Bear Creek on
A movemont is on fool lo have nn
othor bridge built across Boar creek.
Tho movo is fostered by tho residents
of North Medford nnd thoso of tho
east side Tito bridge- Is to ho at tho
foot of Jackson street.
Tho bridge would bo of groat ben
cm to cast stuors, who aro now
f i i i i t
forcod to send thoir children clour
nround by Mum street to ultond tho
West Side school. Tho rapidity with
which tho north ond is growing hns
cnused tho North Modlorditos to ad
vocate anolhor crossing, nnd ono in
thoir neighborhood. A petition is lo
bo circulated and presented to tho
SHORTAGE IN FRUIT TREES
FELT BY NURSERYMEN
Thorp- is a shortage u fruit trees
this yonr, ospociully nmong curtain
vnrioties of pours. Thero soonis to
bo a run on Bosc, Howell nnd Winter
Nollis, nnd thoro aro vory fow of
those varieties in tho hands of thu
wholesalers now that aro not covorod
Ono doalor has ovor 100,000 troas
engaged, .and expects a strenuous
timo tilling hiSiOrdora, IIo hns tho
troes, but it is'eoing lo tnko somo
work to got them out.
II. S. Mlllor of Oontral Point, ono
of thoso Intorosted In the orchard
business In that locality, was a Med
ford visitor Wednesday.
Service on Jacksonville Lino Will Be 1
Bettered by ' Haviiin , Motor
Carry Mall on 8 o'clock" ' ' '
. i, ''Morning Trip.
PACIFIC & EASTERN TO CARRY, ,
MAIL Y W I C E, E A C H. DAY
Great Activity In Foreign Money Or
der Busolnoss on Account of Im
portation of Foreigners.
Frank Whitney, assistant Huporin-
tondent of tho railway mail sorviqo,
wns iu Medford Tuesday lookitig over
tho local ground with a viow to mak
ing n rabro effectual postal system
for tho Roguo River valley and its
onvirons. It is probablo that tho service will
bo increasod on tho ' routo botwoon
Medford and Jacksonville, and that
mail will bo carried on tho motor car '
on tho Roguo Rivor Vnlloy railroad
at 8 o'clock in tho morning instead o
waiting for tho regular train at
10;30. A contract will bo cntored into
with tho Pacific & Eastern from
Medford to Eaglo Point twico a day,
which will oporato to Jho advnntago
of tho pcoplo of tho uppor Roguo
rivor sootion in giving them a more
prompt mnil service
Tho nativity1 in railroad building,
and also tho importation of foroicn
lahorors has increased tho volume of
business in tho lino of foreign "'onov
ordors mntorially. Tuosdny "nro-
woro toroign monoy ordor in" d
nmounting to $780, and tho I l
business was $1200. Last wools V-vi
intornntional ordors roachod tho .$!,-
000 mark, somo of them going to In-
RECORDS FARAWAY QUAKE
(Unltod Press Loascd Wlro.)
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 10. Fath.
er Odcnbnch'fl solsmograph recorded
nn carthquako oarly today, tho main
shook of which lasted for 20 min
utes. Tho tromoKB occurred hotwoen
midnight and 3 o'clock this morning.
Tho cnrlhquuko hnpponcd about
10,000 miles nwny, and Father Od-
cnbueh boliovos It ocourrcd no:ir
China or Japan.
NEARLY EVERY KNOWN
METAL IS IN OREGON
Mining Man Says That Oregon, as
Regards Mineral Resources, Is
Rich In Many Metals.
"Almost ovory known metal px-
iHtfl In Oregon In greator or lotsa ..
quantity," slatos Oharloa Million, &'
IJakor City mining man, Invontor aa'a,
pntentoo of n black Bantl aonerator
which U revolutionizing placer min
ing, who Is spondlng a fow days tn
Jlr. Mullon'a Invention provide!! a
practical method of utlllrlng tho
bluck doposlt and extracting there
from tho costly motals It carries.
"In addition to gold and Iron, ra
dium, platinum nnd othor raro met
als aro frcquontly found In tho blacks
sand." continued Mr. Mullen, "aaW
my Invontlon provides a nractlal '
method for tho .minor's utilization,'"
Mr, Mullen Is an old-tlmo Colo
rado prospector, having located tha
first allvor nilnojn Colorado In tho-
early sixties, the "Ten Forty