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Medford Mail Tribune
Fair tonight, light trout.
Ma. (12, Mln. I!t.rt, l'rcc. A)U
I'orty -m-riunl Ymr
Dullt Hiv(lllll Vi-iir
THOUSANDS HOMELESS !
MILLIONS PROPERIYLOSS ;
Appeal (or Aid Sent From Stricken
District Elplit Persons Drowned
River tit Memphis Reaches 43 A
Water Pourhifi Tliroii(h Larjjc Gaps
In Lcvco Above Cairo Nine Thou
sand More Acres Flooded.
Damaiie From Flood.
Stilton nffceted lllumix,
.MiiMiiiiri, Kentucky, Mih-
Hlppl. TVllllCIl'll Ullll KlIIIHIIM.
Kigllt IC'I'H(IIH I.IIOWII III
IlltVlt 1(11011 drowned.
Town Hooded nr Uncut-cued-
Cairn, III.; Mciiiphi,
Tciiii.; Fulton, ('iilumlui,
Hickman, Tiplouvillc, Ky.;
Now Madrid, Mo.; .Minion and
A IImhihiiiiiI fumihc are
llOlllolcwi III Ilil'klllHIl lllollC,
whem a food famine in nlno
Six IIioiimiiiiI arc houiolo
it other i Miiilt along the Mi
niwdppi. TIim rict' nt Mem-
phi IlKM I cached II xtiiui' nf
lit 1-1 II feet. The weather
1'orcfiinlcr ilcrllllim it I'l tool
lu(i' would tlooil tin ciltit'ii
St. Fmnoi luiin until ii
liiri h IMnwaio, with ii pop
ulntioii of WO.IIIHI.
IHUKMAN, IC April I. "Fr
God' miko uk oniignts to appropri
ale .'nil.OIIO to loliovo suffering hero.
'I'lir 1'iiiiilitioiiH me critical mill pitiful.
A iIioiihiiiiiI families iiro ffutciM.
F.icry jM-iiiiv in l lie oily trciiMiry Iiiih
'I'l tt m incftNHKc telegraphed liv Mayor
IlilllMI III ('oll)ll'HKIIIIIII OlllO .IhIIICS
niC hut I'llilll lllllllllllioll of tin- lf-
fcriint chhhoiI at Hickman by IIip
flooding water of Ilic MiiNiiNhippi.
.Morn tliiui l.Ullll riiiuilii'M me homo
Icmm nml iiitiir klurvutiou. Ilickiiiuu
itmdf is liuricil iimlcr fifteen feet nf
wiiler nml it inhabitant tire encamp
ed on the hills.
Scorn of lioitiiiH in lite iiiuiiiluteil
dlntlicl Iihmi oolluiito'd lll.o naslc-
llOlllll Hll'llllllll'IM hh H ii-ull o .
raging waters. 'I'lie iiiiiioiiiieeuienl
lluil the river in n.peelcil to n-e .Ml
feel within Hie next 'J I bonis lm
eiiimeil onimtorniition, iiuiiiv fearing
that tliu entire town will lie wn-hetl
t'ilv officials loday eiirceil
great indignation al the government '
shipping -III) army lent here u it limit
piiying th" epreiH charges. The o.
prenyl i Kit ii t no in 1 1 tl to 'fl'Jll anil the
eily was noiiipelleil In horiou' the
uioiiey from a hunk to pay the
All uliiiriiheH ami hlnre in the hill
iliritrielH urn paekeil with helpless
people. The plight of the chihlren in
pitiuhle lliniiiuli the Imiliility of pur
iuiIh to biipply thniu with fooil.
'I'weiily-llirue pcronn were rebelled
from hoiiNelops ycMtcnlay hv iiiciiiik
of a tfiiriolimi Imiiieh.
CAIRO, III., April -I. -Mcmlieis el
i Iio Hoy Seoul otaiiizalion iiere ure
iihhihtiup iii Ilia work of slreuj;lli"i
in Ilia liiveo. The railroad trucks
iiIoiih time dykes are so wcakeneil
that limy will not hold heavy en
m'nori, mill eiti.eiiN are foreeil to punh
uloiii; flat i.'nrH lomleil with saml.
Tim water is pouring llirounh litixo
liapH in tho two liui'Htnl levcim north
of hero ami tlio hilualiim ih liccoinhiK
more horimiH hourly.
I'Ninr huiiilrcil men working on the
Hijj I'iiiir levee were miirooncil for
heveral houru wlioii it uuvo way. Tluiy
were raeueil hy a Hltmuier.
Nine llioiibiiuil aihlilional iieren
iiorlli herulofore immune from the
flood waterw, were inundated loilav.
Seven iniinul'ael tiring plmiln in mlili
t it mi to 'J'JO luiuher yards, are aldo
ALTON TRAIN HITS TROLLEY,
TWO WOMEN, BABY, KILLED
niK'AMO, April -j." -Two wimum
ami a lialiy were killed ami fifteen
pei'HiiiiH iujiiieil when a freight train
on the ChieiiKo and Alton railroml
hi ruck a trolley ear ut IIBtli mid Ked
zio btroots nt noon today,
Government Nlnuartlly About Aiding
Sufferers Connrcss Holds Up Au
proprlalion Red Tape Prevents
Shipment of Relief Supplies.
Feared Levee Opposite Memphis Will
Collapse Red Cross Opens Its
Coffers to Flood Victims.
WAHIIINtJTUN. I). . April I. -In
Hilte or iiuiiiv iiiieulH from con
KreiHiaieu Unit tlio mailer liu taken
uii at our.' the wh)m nml iiikhiih com
mlttee In the lmiiHo of reproNentMtlve
linliiy potHiiio( (ho limuliiK of a hill
HipioprliUliiK $I&0.iH)l) for tli'.' relief
of Hiifferora In the flooded ilUtrhtK
of the .MImhIimIimiI valloy. Tlio ruin
mlttee oxpreiMeti the hope that the
water will milmlilo tomorrow. iiihUIiik
the appropriation iitiucrommry.
It In fen red that the levee opHMlto
.Meuiphln. Tumi., will eolliiMo, Iniin
ilntliiK lloluua, Ark.
The iiiartenntinter KOtieral dlncm
eteil IIiIh afteruooii that IiIm Hiipily
of tent ami hlankuiH Im ruuuiiiK low.
Ily a recent coiiKreHtdounl order the
war ilepartuieiil l reiiulreil to hold
hark 12.000 tcuti and lilauketH,
which mo to he ImhiciI at the Coa
federate voirium' eucainpment nt
Mhcoii. (In.. May I. 1'nlenH the older
In invoked, rvil twt' will ' U lh
inni of t)ieo tout, and the depart
ment will liu uualilo to
r ' 3"."
nieiit will liu uualilo 10 Menu enner
tent or hlnakotH to the flood tuif
feror. The (tul Croitu Horlety, It wnn an
iiouueod here thin afternoon, phum to
open Km roffern to the flood victim.
I'reldent Tuft ordereil the ipiar-,
teruiNiter of the nulled State army
to furnUli milium to the .MInMlmilppI
rlor fliMid vltilniH totlay wherever
food In needed. The order followed
a conference with Souator James of
Kentucky, who presented an appeal
for help from the mayor of Hickman.
Men from the iiuartormnHtor'a de
partment at 81. I.oiiIh will he MUit to
the flooded ilUtrlctB to liiMMitlKiito
POUii.AM), Ore. April t Thai
HKeiilH or (ieneral Oioco, tho Mexi
can rebel leader, are biihy lu Pacific
count clt leti, oiiIIhUiik men to join hlu
army al .limine., wiih reported hero
today. One young man Ih known to
have Keno from hero to report to
(ieneral Oro.ro at .11 in Inez and ho Ih
mild to bo one or a largo party. IIIh
oxpoiiMOHworo paid and it Ih thought
a number of other men are being eu
llHlod In Seattle, Tacoma, Han l-'ran-cIhco
and Ioh AngelcH,
NEGLECT CAUSED CANADIAN STRIKE
Failure to Enforce Health Act, Uninliahitalilo Camps and Unpalatauto
Food Cause of Walkout of El(li t Thousand Laborers Buildlnn
New Rallrond Strikers Mai ntain Order In Camps
VANVOUVKK, It. ('., April -1. -Had
Urn government of llritisli I'o
luuihia enforced Ihe provincial health
mil in tho camp on the Canadian
Northern railway right of way be
tween llopo nml ICandoopH, Ihu 1'irrtt
walkout of railroad lahoreiH in (he
industrial history of Caumhi would
never have taken place.
There Iiiih been no strike in the
I'Ynsor eanyou no alriko in the reg
ular beiiKii of t liu term. It wiih a
ease where 8,000 men bolted from
(lumps they considered uuiulmhitalilu
and from food they considered iiupal
utalilo, even to railroad "waps,"
Six hundred mon tiro in Ytilo, Tho
ON APRIL 18
Little Giant of Wisconsin to Make
Principal Talk for Southern Ore(jon
at Medford Two Weeks From To
dayWhirlwind Campaiiin planned.
Mrs. La Folleltc to Campaiijn for Wo
man's Suffrajic While Her Hushand
Works for Nomination.
I'Oim.ANI). Ore., April I Al
tlioiiKh a compleio detailed Itinerary
ciiuuol he anuouiiceil for a few lioiiru.
ThouiiiM It. McCimkor, mate campalmi
inaiuiHer of Senator Hohert M. I.a
I'ollette, today nave out a lint of the
Oregon ultliw It Ih expected tho Wl
cotmlu NiniHtor will Hpeak In dtirliiK
IiIb whirlwind tour of the ntato la
furthornneo of IiIh effort to obtain
the P'tiubllcHii prenldonllal nomina
tion. Henalor l.a Kollelto In expected to
arrive la Orenon April 13. upeakliiK
In the rollowhiK cities In the order
Haker. Im (Sranile. Pendleton, The
IjhIIch. Mimler. Hood Itlver, Portland,
Salem. Alliany. KuBene. HoHcburK.
Medford. AhIiIiiuiI, and poHnlbly
He will hpuln speaking on the day
of hlri arrival and will flulHli hit, tour
the following Thurmlay.
The Itinerary will not he atmolute
ly certain till McCiiHker hoars from
Senator l.a Kolletto by wire, which
he expectu to do In a few hours. IIIh
lirlnclpal fcpeech In Houthern OreKOii
will be. McCiiHker tiald, at Medford
April IS. lie will iipeak but a fow
mluulcN from the train at Anhlnnd,
nccordliiR to prtimnit arranRotucnUi.
r Mrs. I .a Kolletto will campaign for
woman miffrane while her hiiHbiind
workH for the republican nomination.
l'OKTI.ONM), Ore.. April !.
Throiih l.'i j;ore-slreakcil rounds
with a referee to call lime ami break
tliPin in the clinches, Thomas It. Keu
luuiM'iii ex-united States secrel ser
vice iment nml timhur dealer, who as.
sistcil lVaneib ,1. lleney in his Oregon
laud fraud pivweulions several years
api. ami .1. II. Heekley. a prominent
real estate man, fought with their
fists over an alleged insult to Mrs.
Ncuhaiisei), in Hccklev's office in
Irviimlon, nt Kast 15th street and
Hiomlway, this inoruiiig.
While the comhalauts hotly pom
uicleil each other, surged haul; and
forth across the "ring," Mis. Keu
haiisea sat calmly in her husbniulV
"corner" ami urged him on. When a
bystander, one of a large audience,
sought to interfere, she hade him de
sist ami let Ilium tight il out.
When both men were so exhausted
that their lilous lacked steam and
they could hardly stand, after nearly
three iiuaiiers of an hour of siinu'.
milling, the referee called the fight.
It, was mutually decided to rail it a
majority of them are sleeping under
the slurs. They ure men of all na
tions t'anadians, United States citi
zens, Italians, Kussiaus, Swedes,
Hungarians ami inlanders.
Yale is absolutely in thu hands of
tho strikers. tA sipmd of rough inun
from the camps patrol the streets.
CliurloH Nelson, a Swedish American,
has assumed the role of magistrate.
So far there has boon no disorder and
lit do drunkenness.
Provincial police who were rushed
here from Victoria following tho eon
fereuee between Premier Mcltrido
and tlio contractors, find little to oc
cupy their time.
OIUWOX, TIMJHKIMV, A'ilj A, 1912.
AVIATOR DROPPED TO
DEATH FROM MID AIR
CAIi&R-fiJW P. P-GDCiDFu$.
in 11 effort to
The dealli at Iong itcucli of
('. P. Itodgcrs iuU' PJ7
acioplauu, fatMhUes since
aviation began?,. He was the
weiity-sccoiKl 3Itiimii avia
or to he killed! '
I.illeuthnl wij tltr first avi
ator to meat dcntli. He was
killed Aujntst ill, JS(!.
Six birdiiieH ttave been kill
ed in Califoniiii.
I.ONO HKAl'II, ril., April l.-lu-ability
to eluvute Ills piano follow
ing a simple dip toward the water i
belioved tody toJhHve. caused tln
death of Ctoninffljmjf Hmlgors, the
fir-t tmiis-cont mental aviator..
Kodgers was nliuut to conclude i.
sensational fight in which he had
grimed the roof., of several buildings
and cut staitliu' figures eight in the
air, when the ImIhI drop occurred.
Gliding toward the bench from a
height nf J7. feet, ho attempted .i
J 00 fool elevation to raisti his for
ward plane to i-e the jar of landing.
The meohaiiiiti niiarontly failed to
respond and the aeroplane continued
its earthuard ru-h at an angle of -l.")
.Iiist before he tnick, Kodgurs was
seen to coer In- lace with his arm.
The machine tell GO feet from shore
in shallow water. Whan tliinviator's
body was disentangled I nun the
wreckage and carried to a bench ho
pilnl it was fiiuiid that his neck and
buck were broken, nml death probably
had been instantaneous.
Witnesses In the accident say that
at (he beginning of the last glide Rod
ger dipped his iieroplune to avoid
several seagull flying acros his
patch. Many hi'lico that lo this ha
maiiitariiiii iinp'iUt' Ihe loss of the
aviator's life um be attributed.
IlKMPSTMAD. 1- I., April 4-Klor-elta
Whalev who cloned from here
six years ago with tlio Rev. Jrce Took
rector ot SI. ucorge's hpiseop.il
church here, returned homo today.
The girl has been living with Cook in
San r'ranciseo. Shu and Took left
the coast .March '-'"i ami came to New
Vork. Tim eirl came to see her irrand-
mother hero and the former preacher
remained in Now lork. Miss Whalev
will soon inherit jfJSO.OOO from her
Tlio Whaley girl said today (hat
Mrs. Cook- having refused to tret a
divorce she ami Cook had been' un
able to inn try. She is known as Mrs.
Hulcoliii. Her two children accom
BANKER HAM GIVEN
TWELVE YEAR TERM
MKXICO CITY, April I. Twelve
years imprisonment is tlio sentence
imposed today upon George I. Ham,
president of the duftinut United
States Hanking company, for misap
propriation of the funds of tlio insti
tution. Hani has boon confined in
the federal district prison since tho
fnihiro of tho bunk in January, 1UQ5.
t C,, ,t--m!S5S
Leader of Bandits and Wesley Ed
wards, His Nephew, Remaining
Members of Allen Clan Said to
Have Been Killed hy Detectives.
Rumors Unconfirmed as Few Tele
phone Lines in County Are Working
Communication is Uncertain.
ItOANOKi:, Vn April -J. Sidiiu
Allen and Wesley Edwards, his ne-
phew, the two remaining memborw of!
the Allen clan of bandits not cap
tured, were killed today in a fight
with detectives, according to a tele
phone message received here from
llillsillc. It is aNo reported that a
number of the defectives were wounl
ed, two fatally.
Another report said that both out
laws had been captured after killing j
two of their pur-uers. Both reports
HAKHKN" SPRINGS, V.. April .
All efforts to confirm the rcMrts
that the bandits, Sidua Alton ami
Wesley Kdwards, were killed in a
battle with the detectives have failed
here today. Hut few telephone line-
in this vicinity are working and com
munication with the mountain dis
tricts is uncertain.
MOUNT AIRY. N. C. April 4. -Pos-e
pur-uing Sidna Allen and his
nephew. Wesley Kdwards. tlie two re
maining fugitives of the Allen gang of
bandits, toduv discovered that the
two men have been separated. Allen
i- known to be near here, but Kd
wards' whereabouts are unknown.
JIMINKZ. Mexico, April 4. De
cisively defeated by General Pancho
Villa In his efforts to wrest posses
sion of Parral from tho federals, Gen
eral Campa and his rebel force today
are hurrying to tho revolutionary
General Campa expected to find
but a handful of dofondors In Parral.
but Instead was mot by a deadly flro
and a force of government troops
numbering fully 2000. Tho rebels
opened the battle at dnwn yesterday.
When Campa attempted to press
closer ho was mot by a torriflc flro
and at onco retreated with a loss of
three killed and 12 wounded, accord
ing to his own reports.
The tldo of battle lias apparently
turned and Instead of tho robols at
tacking Torreon, It appeared today
that tho revolutionists would have
their hands full to retain Jiiuluez,
their present hoaduuartors.
Tho defeat of Gonoral Campa Is
tho first big victory won by tho fed
erals In uorthorn Chihuahua.
Armed Posses of San Diogo Citizens
Trains and Ship Away Invaders
Any Cost, Assert Police
SAN 1)1 KGO, Cal., April l.-San
Diego's fight ugainst the I. W. W.'s
reached a climax today. With scores
of determined citizens patrolling the
county boundary and others ready to
"railroad" the "disturbers" from tho
city in automobiles, excitement in tho
city is unlimited.
A score of auloinobilos, heavily
loaded witli armed oitizous and I. W.
W.'s left tho city hist night. Tho
Vigilantes carried rifles and once tlio
county border was reached, their
prisoners were turned loose. Tho 1,
W, W.'s were taken in custody hy tho
police yesterday. Under cover of
darkness they were turned over to
tho vigilantes, who loaded them into
mitoiAobilos mid quickly loft tho city.
OFF BY CHIEFS
Miners' Leaders Order Men to Return
to Work Despite Referendum Vote
to Continue Strike, Basing Action
Upon Two-Thirds Rule.
Special Meeting of Federation Called
for Saturday to Endorse Action
Minimum Wage Bill Satisfies.
r.ONDON, April 4.-The great
strike of coal miners which for weeks
has virtually paralyzed trade
throughout Kugland, Scotland and
Wales, causing untold misery to thou
sands iimiii thousands of the )oor,
was called off today by the leaders
of the minors, despite the fact that a
majority of the men voted against ac
ceptance of Premier Asipiith's mini
mum wage bill, a a cure for their
In explanation the leaders declared
that as a two-thirds vote of the work
ers was required to authorize a strike
the same ride was applied to the ref
erendum to continue the strike al
ready in existence, ami as there were
not two-thirds opposed to the re
sumption of work, jienee must be de
clared. The miner's executive committee
Inter called a special meeting of the
Miners' Federation for Saturday to
endorse their action. It is expected
ail order then will be issued for a
general resumption of work on, Mon
day. l.WJ.'S ORGANIZE
STRIKE IN TACOMA
TACOMA. Wash.. April 4. Be
ginning at 9 o'clock hen the I. W.
W.'s blow the whistle at tho mill of
tho St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber
company and took away 127 men,
mill hands have been leaving their
work by dozons today until nearly
200 are now out. Tho 1. W. W. men
aro organizing the strikers and de
claro they will closo every mill on
the coast If necessary to win the
strike at Grays Harbor.
The hen at tho St. Pant mill say
they eight as well starvo whllo Idle
as to work and starve. They are get
ting ll.CS a day, from which Is sub
tracted ?l per month for hospital
fees and 3 per cent to reimburse tho
company for money paid Into tho
stnto employers' liability and Insur
ance fund. They demand $2.50 a
day as a minimum. Tho company
also forcos as many sluglo men as
possible to board at tho company's
boarding house and in prlvato houses
owned by the company and tho mar
ried men nro forced to buy grocorlos
of tho company.
PARIS, April 4. I.enpin, on an
expressman's wagon and htri.p'Mig
the driver to death, four bandits rob
bed the wagon of many aluablis
about six miles from Paris todaj. No
trace of tho robbers has been fou id.
Escort Hoboes Out of County, Stop
Agitation to Be Stopped at
Backed by Townspeople.
At Sau Ouofro, a railroad lank sta
tion at tho county line, almost 100
I. W. W.'s were taken off n. freight
train by u posse from this city. Thoy
were herded into a cattle corral, and
this morning were headed hack to
ward Santa Ana. Tho posse remained
on guard ami expects to turn hack
all invading hordes.
Attorneys Monro nnd Robbins, who
have defended the I, W. W.'s here,
went to tho police station yesterday
to get the natnes of those detained.
An angry crowd gathered about the
jail and threatened violence. Chiuf
Wilson gavo tho men a police escort
hut informed them that if they did
not stop their "agitation" thoy would
he driven out of town along with tho
rest of the prisoners,
W. W AWAY
Large Number of Candidates Qualify
for Nominating Election Every
Office except Treasurer and School
Four Men in Race for County Judge
ship Fight Expected to Grow
The lists Imvo closed one period
of the campaign has passed.
The mentioning of names for offieo
is at an end for this year unless some
independent comes out and makes tho
race. And candidates are legion.
When the time for filing declarations
and petitions closed at fl o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon, forty-one had
qualified as candidates at the prim
ary election to be held April 10. A
complete list of candidates follow.;
County judge George W. Dunn,
rep., Ashland; P. E. Merrick, rep.,
Medford; ,). It. Neil, dem., Jackson
ville; F. L. Ton Vclle, dem., .Medford,
It. P. I). No. !.
County surveyor T. W. Osgood,
rep., Medford; Frank Griscz, rep.,
Gold Hill;"M. McCown, rep., Medford;
IL C. Stockman, rep., Medford; R. P.
Cowgill, rep., Medford.
Coroner A. K. Kellogg, rep., Gold
Hill; H. C. Stock, rep., Ashland.
Representative J. A. Westcrlund,
rep., Medford; John H. Carkin, rep.,
Medford; G. K. Harkdull, dem., Med
ford; II. L. DcArmoud, dem., Med
ford. County assessor Martin McDon
ough, dem., Medford; W. T. Grieve,
rep., Central Point; J. C. Hernard,
dem., Ashland. '
County treasurer Jas. Cronemil
Icr, rep., Jacksonville.
Supt. of schools J. Percy Wells,
Commissioner W. C. I.ecvcr, rep.,
Central Point; J. C. Smith, rep.,
Woodville; W. Daley, dem. Lake
Creek; George Lymnii, rep., Gold Hill.
Sheriff W. A. Jones, dem., Ros
Lane; August D. Singler, rep., Med
ford; Emmet Heosou, rep., Talent.
County clerk G. A. Gnrdner, rep.,
Talent; W. F. Quisenberry, rep., Med
ford; M. Ii. Narregan, rep., Eagle
Point; W. II. Miller, dem.. Gold Hill.
County recorder Fred L. Colvig,
rep., Medford; Chauncey Plorey, rep.,
Eagle Point; Robert L. Taylor, dem.,
Joint representative C. E. Whis
lor, rep., .Medford.
District attorney II. K. Ilanu.i,
rep., Jacksonville; II. A. Johnson, rep.
Grants Pass; E. E. Kelly, dem., Med
ford. Justice of the pence (Medford, G.
O. Taylor, rep.; II. A. Caunady, rep.
Constable (Medford) John Holling
cr, rep.; Raukm Kstes, dem.
MIIAVAIKKK, Wis., April I.
Practically complete returns todav
from the presidential primary elec
tion confirm the earlier reports of the
overwhelming victory of Scnntor Ln
Follelto over President Tuft for the
stnto republican delegation nml of
Woodrow Wilson's capture of the ma
jority of the democratic delegates
from Speaker Chump Chirk.
The latest figures show that Lu
Follotto carried tho state by two votes
to one, meaning, that the entire re
publican delegation will go to the na
tional convention pledged lo support
him. The adherents of Governor Wil
son olectcd 22 of tho democratic dele
gates, 4 going to Speaker Clark.
CHAMP' CLARK NOT
ITO RUN J JERSEY
TUKNTON, N. J., April 4. Champ
Clark today notified tho secretary of
state hero that ho would not run In
tho Now Jorsey primaries. This gives
Woodrow Wilson a clear field In IiIh
homo state. '
Clark refused overtures from thu
Smith-Nugent machine, which sought
to iiso hlu name In an attempt to
cripple Wilson's rosldentlut fight.