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MEDFORD, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1911.
Mir NEW LAWS
After Lengthy Session In Which Many
Progressive Laws Are Passed Cali
fornia Legislature Adjourns Score
of Important Measures Are Out.
OVER 3000 MEASURES
CONSIDERED BY SOLONS
Governor Johnson Praises Work of
Body A Number of Progressive
Laws Failed to Pass.
SACKAMENTO, Cal., March 28.
After one of the lengthiest, and, view
ed from (he standpoint of political
leaders, the most progressive ses
sions, the H'Jtli California legislature
adjourned sine die shortly before
dawn today. Officially, the legisla
ture closed at midnight. The senate
arjourned at one o'clock this morn
ing and the assembly three hours
The session wns marked by the
passage of a score of important
measures and a host of smaller ones
in the interests of elennor polities,
the betterment of labor conditions
and the reformation of judicial proce
dure. The consideration of more than .V
000 bills by the lawmakers was oik
of the records established.
With (he many important incnsure
thnt passed were a few that failed
among them being senatorial and as
sembly district reapportionment, bas
ed on the federal consus; an nnti
alioji land owning law, which passed
the senate but failed in the asseinblv:
a double session of the legislature to
permit its members to study all bills
introduced, and the defeat of the
nnli-injunclion bill sought by or
A reason for the good work of the
legislature, given by one of its" mem
bers was that it noted in conjunction
with Governor Johnson throughout
the session, and at no time wn
there any friction between the legis
lative and executive branches of the
Hesuino of the work of the Thirty
ninth session of the California legis
lature wns given the United Press to
day by Governor Johnson.
Hy Hiram W. Johnson, governor
It has been a splendid session and
viewed from the standpoint of real
progress this sesiou of the legislature
has been unique in tho history of Cal
ifornia, it has moved this gre.U
state from a position of servitude to
corporations to a place in tho front
rank of tho forces of progress
throughout the nation.
It is the more encouraging that this
result has beon obtained with deter
mined and well planned opposition lo
the measures that looked toward
The list of vistorics is a splendid
one. It is no longer and no shorter
than I anticipated; and yet, had we
won only the initiative, referendum
and recall, the session would have
been abundantly worth while.
With those moasuies in tho form
of constitutional niuondmenls to be
submitted to the people, tho voters
wore supplied with the means of tak
ing th power of government into
their own hands by the direct exer
cise of the right of making laws, re
jecting them and of controlling their
public officials. With tho adjourn
ment of tho Legislature out duty is
but partially performed.
As 1 say, there has beon stubborn
oimosition to what we knew to be
the will of tho people as oxpocted at'a
the polls ami m tne manor or jegis-,
lation. This important duty re
mains to info nn tho people how their
represontativos sorved them.
I am going to make this my per
sonal duty. Within a few woeks T
shall undortnko to call tho roll of
tho legislature through out the state.
I shall go into ovory district and tell
the peopfo how those sent to represent
thuui. sorved thorn. The pooplo have
the right to know this aud it is im-. Cross donations uumtintiiig to $2,00(1
portant that they be infonnod. I shall: arrived hero yesterday for the re
soo to it personally that they nro in-ifugoes at Teearte to bo dispensed by
fonnod noouratoly. That it willlC. J. O'Connor of Snn Frnnoisoo.
work towards tho good of tho state; Local sooietio aro making collections
is certain. At all ovants ,the pooplo
will be in a position to vota with a
full knowledge of the facts.
the 30th session.
ItcMihitiou to submit to the pei-
(Continued on Pace 6.)
W. COOPER MORRIS
MUST SERVE TIME
SAYS SUPREME COURT
Mint VIn IJnilHV.Iod $75,000 From
Oregon Trust & Saving ltnnk
lioscs In Supremo Court.
SALEM, Or., March 28. W. Coop
er Morris of Portland, found guilty
of embezzlement of about $75,000 in
connection with the failure of the
Oregon Trust &. Savings bank and
sentenced to servo five years in the
penitentiary, must servo his time.
The case was affirmed on appeal
from the circuit court by the supreme
court today la an opinion written by
BIG SALARY OFFERED
10 CIHM LEADER
VlTERIlO, Italy, March 28. A
salary of $1,000 a week was offeiKyl
in a letter received today by Abbate
mnggio, the Cnmorrist informer, from
an American theatrical malinger. The
mannger 'wants Abbateinaggio to ap
pear in vaudeville and relate bis ex
perience as a murderer, kidnaper and
thief. Abbateinaggio, very proud,
showed the letter to his acquaintan
ces. The session today of the trial of
accused Camorrists was devoted to
questioning the defendants.
RUNS AMUCK IN HOTEL;
DIES OPERATING TABLE
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 28.
After running amuck in the Grand
Hotel here today, inflicting hnlf a
dozen gashes on himself with a knife,
and fighting with a policemnn until
over powered, Donald G. Blaise, 20.
died today at the Central Kmorgency
Hospital. Blaise caused a panic in
the hotel and guests fought to got
out of his way. He died on the oper
NAT GOODWIN CAN'T
REMARRY IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK, March 28. Justice
Ologerlch of tho supremo court to
day confirmed tho report of Referee
.1. Campbell Thompson and granted
to Edna Goodrich an Interlocutory
decree of divorce from Nat Goodwin,
Goodwin is forbidden to remnrry
In this state, while- Miss Goodrich
lives, but Edna Is allowed to resume
her mnldon name and to wed again
whenever sho wlshos. It Is under
stood that an agreement as to ali
mony was privately reached betweon
Nat and Edna.
"GIRL FROM WYOMING"
IS NOW IN FRISCO
SAN EHANCISCO, Cal., March 28.
Alberta Claire, "The Girl from
Wyoming," is hero today aftor hav
ing covered 3,000 of the 8,000 miles
from Buffalo, Wyoming, to New York
by way of Portland, San Francisco,
Los Angeles and New Orleans. Mis.
Claire is riding on a wager and ex
pects to finish her trip by Christmas.
She started from Wyoming Septem
ber 10, ()10, and travels with only
big dog besides her pony ns coni-
RED CROSS COMES
TO AID OF SUFFERERS
SAN DIF.GO, Cal.. M.inh 28. -Hod
for tho Teearte rofugeoa. Many .of
tho rebels are said to havo dosortod
the ohhm. Any effort on tho part of
the rabeU to take hjii! hold the To-
parts country would be futile until'
the federal soldiers throughout tho
northern end of tho pouinsula havo1
I been delented.
Agents of Department Declare They
Have Found Biggest Trust in the
World Criminal Action Against
Franciers is Planned.
BILLION DOLLAR COMBINE
IS SAID TO BE ACTIVE
Government to Aliened That This
Combination Has Secretly Used
Its Power for Years.
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 28.-
Ab the result of long Investigation
Into what agents of tho department of
justice declare la the biggest trust In
tho world, announcempnt was made
here today that criminal prosecutions
of hnlf a dozen of the most powerful
financiers in the United States are to
bo begun In tho near future by tho
AgonlB of the department have re
ported their find of evldonco showing
that a billion dollar trust exists, fath
ered by the Pennsylvania railroad and
which was organized to control tho
output of anthracite conl throughout
tho whole of the United States.
Tho government, It Is alleged, will
try to show that this gigantic com
bination has for years secretly .used
Us power to extort enormous profits
from the coal trado, throttling nil
competition by withholding cars from
tho concerns not in the trust. Dum
my directors and secret alliances be
tween the railroads and the mining
;ompanIes are reported as tho basis
of the combine. Tho subsidizing of
small railroads and tho buying up of
enormous coal holdings are Bald to
have been tho steps by which the
trust gnlned control of tho coal. situ
ation. Officials of tho department of Jus
tice assort that tho Pennsylvania, tho
Baltimore & Ohio and tho Norfolk &
Wostern railroads are most proml
nont In the trust. It Is also assorted
that tho Pennsylvania, through enor
mous holdings listed under dummy
nnmos, controls othor ronds. Tho
Baltimore & Ohio and the Norfolk &
Western aro reported to have used
tho same device to conceal tholr prop
erties and affiliations.
Tho government asserts that tho
Standard OH and tho tobacco tniBts,
enormous ns they aro, nro dwarfed
by the combination Just exposed. It
illeges that tho members of tho coal
'omblno bought up tho coal lands
wherever It was possible nnd formed
aecrot alliances with tho coal com
panies which refused to sell out. By
this means, It will attempt to prove,
tho whblo anthracite Industry of tho
country Is controlled.
Government officials admitted this
aftornoon that tholr agents aro seek
ing to connect big Wall street men
with the evidenco secured against
the billion dollar trust.
Physicians Abandon Hope and Family
Gathers Awaiting Death Ex
Mayor Fails to Rally From Second
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 28.
Tom L. Johnson fnilod to rally today
from his second relapse yesterday,
and his condition was declared most
critical. His physicians abandoned
hope, and the Johnson family gather
ed around the former mayor's bed
side, awaitiug the end.
OFFICER IS KILLED
BY OWN SOLDIERS
CONSTANTINOPLE. March 2$. -,
Mutinous Albanian soldiers, drilling
under Lieutenant Yon Schhoting, a
Gorman instructor, this afternoon
shot tho lieutenant dead. The outiro
company was placed in the military
prison and various punishments will
'be meted out to tho men,
FOR IN 38 DAYS
Francisco Madero, Father of Pro
visional President States That Hos
tilities May Cease Within Next
Month and Possibly Within a Day.
SAYS DIAZ HAS AGREED
TO NEGOTIATE WITH REBELS
Nothwithstandinrj This Statement Un
cle Sam Continues to Recruit
Troops and Keep Them.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. March 2S.
Peace for Mexico within 110 dnvs
and possibly within ten days was
predicted hero today by Francisco
Madero, senior, father of the pro
visional president, who is leading the
revolt against Diaz.
Senor Madero told the United Press
that (ho Mexican govuriunenl had
agreed to peace negotiations.
Nothwithslandiiig the Madero de
claration, tho chances that hostili
ties will continue are seen hero to
day in an order from the war de
partment at Washington to Lieuten
ant Colonel Ladd, adjutant general
of the vidision hero that every regi
ment must immediately he recruited
to its full war strength and be pre
pared for an indefinite stay in the
Gustavo Madero and Eranoiso.
Madero senior, nrrived hero toda.v
and went into conference nt once
with Alfonso and Julio Madero am'
other distinguished Mexicans. Then
arrival, coupled with that of Former
Ambnssador do la Dana who cona
tomorrow, is regarded nssignificanl
nnd political prophets today see th'
probability of ponoij in Mexico as i
development of the 'near future, ii
(ho parties enn conl'oto terms.
"I do not know where the pence
negotiations will bo held. Perhaps
here; perhaps .in Mexico. My sons
Alfonso mid Gustavo and myself
probably will represent the insurgents
I do not know who will represent the
federals. Negotiations will begin
soon. According to our tonus, Dia
will bo allowed to remain in office
for three or four months to save
his pride. Then ho will resign.
"When tho Mexican congress meols
on April I tho position of vice presi
dent will bo abolished and Corral will
lose his office. Do La Hurra will
become do facto vice president. With
in a reasonable time Din, will notifv
the government that ho is tired of
office and Do la Hurra will call a
Madero said this plan would bo nc
ceptablo to the insurgents, who will
if it is accepted, lay down thoir arms
pending the new election, lie inti
mated that Limuutour was slated lo
succeed Diaz aud said Limantotir
would bo ncceptable to the rebels.
DP AT CORNEEE
Two Hundred Coeds Protest to Fac
ulty Against Admission of Two
Negro Women Students to Dormi
tory in Sage Hall.
ITHACA, N. Y March 28. Tho
race ojinstlon at Cornell, which has
been Blmmorlng for Bovoral weeks,
today took definite form when 200
co-eds of the unlvorslty protested
formally to the faculty ugalnst tho
admission of two negro women stu
dents to the dormitory in Sago Hall.
President Schurinuii will present the
protest to the full board of trustees
at Its next mooing.
BARRE SAYS HE KNOWS
NOTHING OF NEGOTIATIONS
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 28. Moxi
can Foreign Minister do la Uarro,
who was ambassador to tho United
States, horo today declared he know
nothing of peace negotiations with
tho Madoros and had hoard nothing
of a report that General licruurdo
Hoyos was coining from Paris to com
mand the Mexican troops. Ho knew
nothing of Jleyos' movements, ho
said, except what ho had learned
from nowspuper reports,
Justice Hughes Is Very 111
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WASHINGTON, D. C, March 28. Charles E. Hughes, ex-govornor of
New York who was appointed by IV ie'iit Taft to tho Supremo lleuch
last fall is seriously ill at his home in Ibis city, it is staled that Jus
tice Hughes may havo to undergo an operation for appendicitis, lie has
been confined to his homo for several days. Dr. E. O. Henderson who is
attending him states that his patient is alighlly improved today.
Roosevelt Delivers Address Cham
ploning National Control of Re
sourcesHas Debate With Frank
H. Short of Fresno.
SAN EHANCISCO, Cal., March 23.
Preparing tho address ho is to
mnko before tho Spanish War Veter
ans bore late this afternoon, Colonel
Theodore ltoosovelt already had for
gotten the verbal shafts, and holts he
shot at Era nk II. Short, of Eri'suo,
Inst night at the Commercial Club
banquet. Those present, however, do
not believe that Short has forgotten
them so easily. .
Hoosevelt spokonu national con
servation, which he ifuhampioue.l ;
Short deeded to defendtatea' righto
in conservation. Seven hundred
guests were the milliard.
Short illustrated states' rights with
a parablo of tho four sons of Undo
Snui North, South, East and West.
Ho declared that he three brother
had had (heir share of (lie public do
main, and now objected to the west
getting its share
ltoosovelt answered by saying that
tho three brothers wore helping tho
west with reclamation projects.
Short replied that the bonufils -if
reclamation works should bo as free
to the poople of the west as the rivers
and harbors to the people of the
Itnosovdl rolorted that no compari
son was possible, as tho westerner
took free simple in irrigated lands
with his water rights,
Tho colonel (dosed, saying:
"I wish to nave tho woulthioat men
of this country and thoir ndvocatos
from tho ruin thoy would bring upon
(hemselvoH if (hoy were pormitted to
havo thoir way. It is buoHiiae 1 am
against revolution; it is hsoause I
am against tho doctrines of the ex
tremists, of tho socialists; it is be
onuiso I wish to see this country re
main a democracy; it is because 1
distrust violence and disbelieve in
TAFT DECIDES NOT TO
PARDON BANKER MORSE
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 38. '
That President Taft hss dseidad not
to pardon Churles W. Morse nnd John1
It. Walsh, bunkers, each nerving tims
for having violated the federal hank-'
ing laws, was reported at lbs whits '
house todny. Attorney General Viok-
orshnm had recomuieiidod that no,
elemouoy bo shown in cithar ess. '
Walsh, who is serving his sentoneo1
at Leavenworth, Kansas, will bo oli-.
giblo to purolo in Sepeiubcr,
G. phi wee
IN FIERCE SATTEE
Government Forco Beaten Back-
Federal Captain Caught and Shot
to Death Rebels Were Intrenched
in Mountain Pass.
EL PASO, Texas, March 28.
Nows of a battle between Mexicnu
federals under Captain Duruu nnd u
Ini'go body of insurgents ut Azufrera
Itanch, in Coahuila, reached here to
day. The rebel forco which was en
trenched in a mountain pass was at
tacked by tho federals. Alter sev
eral hours of fierce fighting the in
surgents woro victorious, driving tho
government force back and capturing
Captain Durau, who hud boon wound
ed. Tho commander was led to a
mountain retreat aud shot to death.
When his body was discovered by
friends it was seen that he had b'eeu
shot down lroin behind.
CALL LAND FRAUD CASE
UNDER WAY IN SEATTLE
SEATTLE, W.ish.. March 2H. Tne
task of empanelling a jury in tho case
of tho United Slates against Charles
E. Mimday, Archie W. Shields, Al
gernon Stracey and Earl E. Seigley,
indicated hv a federal grand jury Oc
tober M last, on a charge of con
spiracy (o defraud (ho govornmont
out of coal lands in Alaska ostimntod
to be worth at least $10.1100,000 be
gan this morning in tho United States
district court. It will tuko all day,
it is thought, to get a puv.
Tho trial is oxpocted to bo a long
one, (he deleiise, it is claiined, hav
ing thpncii,i d over 1 01) witnesses.
ID AID OE JOHNSON
SAN EUANCISCO, Cal., March 2.
When Jack Johnson, pugilist,
comes before Superior Judge Megan
horo this aftornoon in connection
with his juil sontonce of twenty-fho
ditys, it is believed that District At
torney Eickert may use his influence
to huso the fighter let off with a five
day term. Eickert is reported to bo
liee that Judge Tread well was too
spmm's with Johnson.
The poiut lo bo deoidod nt today's
hearing is whothar Johnson's plea of
guilty bofore Judgo Trondwcll will
bur him (mm nn appeal.
Judge Treadwoll has so far proven
adamant to nil suggestions that he
shorluii Johuson's term nnd maintains
(hut no one had a right to admit the
fighter to bail and ho thorofore, is
ically a fugitive from justice.
Mighty Demonstration Will Be Made
as a Protest Against Fire Trap
Conditions Which Caused Loss of
143 Lives on Saturday in New York
WILL SUSPEND ALL WORK
ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
City Officials are Still Conducting an
Investigation Into Affair Flro.
men Had to Chop Down Doors. '
-N10W YORK, March 28. Tho la
bor, unloiiH of New York today aro
planning n mighty demonstration as
a protest against flro trap conditions
Btich as caused tho loss of 143 lives
In the fire at tho Trlanglo Shtrstwaist
company's plant. All work will bo
suspended during tho funerals of the
vlptirns nnd on Thursdny and Friday,
wbntho uuidontflod bodies will bo
burled, labor will demonstrate In pro
test.,,. Following tho Xunornls of tho un
known dead a great mass mooting
will bo hold, at which It will bo do
mnndod thnt tho city's factories bo
safeguarded to tho greatest possible
extent. To make tholr protest deft?
nlte, the unions todny aro examining
ovory factory In tho city nnd will
make a detailed report on ovory ono
In which tho safety conditions -ar.o
FunoralB of many of he victims
were hold this morning, In some cases
ns many as throo bodlqs being taken
to tho tomb in ono henrso. Only 23
of tho dead arc still unidentified, but
as they aro merely masses of charred
flcfth, there Is llttlo hopo that more
will bo recognized.
Tho city officials aro still conduct
ing their investigations Into'ltiewiuTi'
astor. Tho coroner has scores of wit
nesses ready to testify that somo of
tho exits from tho Trlanglo factory
woro locked at the time of tho flro.
Flro Chlof Crokor declares that his
inon woro forced to chop down doors
on the ninth nnd tontb floors of tho
building In order to froe tho strug
gling, screaming girls who fought
wildly to escape tho flames.
Flro Marshal Doors today la trying
to find out whothor cleaning com
pounds stored In tho Trlanglo fac
tory oxploded, thus hastening the
spread of tho flro.
It la bollevod tho April grand Jury
will Investigate tho horror, but Mttlo
hopo lu ontortnlnod that tho responsi
bility for the disaster will be laid at
tho door of anyone.
IN NEW YORK
Tammany Man is Eliminated as Can
didate for Senate Herman Riddcr
Has Good Chance of Gaining Toga
Insurgents for Him.
ALBANY, N. Y., March 28 Fol
lowing last night's demooratiu caucus,
when William E. Shechan was eli
minated as tho regular caucus' nom
inee for I'uitod States senator, a half
score of candidates aro jockeying
for position in tho raco today, The
caucus reconvenes tonight.
Tho insurgents in tho legislature to
day notified tho rogulars that thoy
must decide to support Herman Kid
dor, Isadoro Straus or Martin Glynn.
In tho event of their refusal, (he in
surgents will ask tho republicans to
combine with them and thus elect one
of the thrco.
HL PASO, Texas., March 28. Tho
report that President Diaz of Mov
ioo has rosigned was pronounced rid
iculous today hy General Nuvorro.
Of tho moro than (iO.000 nowspa
poru In the world more than ono halt
are published in tho English language
Canada and tho Unltod States bavlug
ubout 2-1,000 ot theso.