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Medford Mail Tribune
Fair tonight. Heavy frcnt.
Clear. Slut. H, MIh. SW.
Dally - Hovi'iilli Yi'iir
MEDFORD, OH MOON, I'MUDAY, Al'ltHiS, 11)12.
CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL DEFAMES CITY
Labor Qrnnnlzntion Semis Out Mis
sive Containing Knocking Libelous
nnd False Assertions Regarding
Medfonl nnd Rogue River Valley.
Thousands of Circulars Printed by
Guernsey Union Officials Plead
Tlio Contiiil Lalior Council nf ,M'1
l'nnl and vicinity, E. Johnson,
pnwidunl, (.'. V. Harrington, hocic.
Ilir.V. IlilK HCIlt Ollt HOU'llll ItlOIIMIIIlI
oiroiiluix defaming tli'm city iiimI (In;
ItoKtiu "vor valley. Tlit'ht' circular
hac been buried lirondoiiht our tho
middle wwl mid arc calculated in
boon hoiiioKockcrK from viwit iittj thiw
HWtiou of Oiogou.
1 Tim Con (ml l.ulior Council luiil the
eiimdur printed five or nix week ugn
tv I J. Guornm'y. Gurrimry Muted
llli iiioiiiiiik' thut he un m wo in (o
Ki'Oii'i'V at the tiinii (tin! toftmed .o
malm it stiitumoul today. Since tlio
oiii'iiliir w nlilislinl it lias been
houl hnindcnM over tin inidillii went
V. E. Johomu, a barber employed
in Hutu limn. hop i president of
tlu t'oiiiinil uiiil ui Mich his iiaino up
pimru at llio bond of tlio uiruular ax
does Hint of C. W. Harrington, a
painter, who ts jumrotaryiir the uomi
ult. JohuKou oliiiiiiH that he known
ludliiiMf nf the mutter, ami that hu
hail only hoard it limuiNM'iI btietly.
Other inciiihiTM of tin council nay
Ihcv know inching of the circular.
KhcIi member in Hiilit-ntepping the
imitli'i jji'tliiisf out fioui iiiiiIiic an it
w oi c.
Mituhcnt of nrvuuiacil labor in
.Mud I'm d Inilii" iixproHod thiuiMclvH
a cr.v much diKiilid with the cir
cular. Tlioy ohiiiIc charge that it
wan the work of uuo or two "sore
hmiilx" who have leaning toward the
i. W. V.
0. 0. Parker, it member of the
council hlalcM that he iliil mil ccn
hwtr of the ciictilar until it hail heeu
published uiiil distributed. He openly
charge the woik to olio or two men
who hid trying to guin recruits from
Hid ranks of nrgatiirod lahor in Mod
foul for the I. V. W.
Seeinliirv Hun inglnii ilefcudcil the
circular, aii that the statement
wero true and all fuel could he stilt-Htautitited.
Fouling Their Own Nest
(Copy of circular hciiI out
V. K, .lohiihou, l'ri'Mtloiit,
CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL
Wc, Hie Out ml Lnlior Council of Medfonl mid vicinity, deem it neccs
hitry that hoiiiu hlep-i hhoiild he taken to inform tho workiiiKuian who ih
thinking of chaugiiiK Id" location to hcuotit his condition, of thu trtio
coudilioiiH it they o.inl in tlio Hogue ltier vulloy. A hunch of organized
ii'oiuotorn, "hoohiers" itud real entitle men mo ndvertihiu tills country in
Klowinj,' colorn. Tlioy do not huhitnte at any htalement to catch tho un
HiihpeoliiiK', proHpcctive Hettler.
All of tlio really piod land, which coinprihCH uhoiit two-fiftliK of the
Kokiio Itiver valley, litis hoeu lmilit up hy milliouaireH and Hpeeulatoih,
who hau hooHted the price out of the reach of the man of modumto menus,
'and wlio lire at present ndvoi Using; dehor! laud, with liardpan only u few
iueliiiH under thu Hiirface, in which they miiht ncedH hhihl holes for fruit
Iicoh that cannot mirvivo inoio than a few yearn, at from throo to five
hundred dolluiK an acre.
This entire country is overrun with w unemployed and disappointed
army of ineit who Itavo responded lo this uiihtiriipulous iidvortiMii,'. Tho
(iliurclies, lodgtm and municipality of Modfon havo made many contribu
tions to charity in order lo tide tlieir unemployed through tlio win tor and
htill moil, williiiK and an.ioiis to work, are heinj; for bread in Medfonl.
And tliotiu doplorahlo conditions aro not confined to Medfonl alone, but
oxist itdtu generally over tho stale of Oicjjoii.
Skilled liuieliauioA are it) tlio samo boat with tlio common laborer rind
aro liavinjr a hard striigglo undor these adverse conditions, Very t'ow aro at
Tliis lelter Ik not put out, as homo ''booslcrs" claim, "lo got a corner
on .labor," bill to protect the workingiuitu, Any sauo man knows that a
"corner on labor," in those times of doprusMon nnd unemployment ,is an
impossibility. Tlio day of tho houtostoitdor is passed in this vicinity, and
uiilobs yon aro prepared to support yout'Holl' hy other means than diiy labor
oitr advice to you is, do not como to Oregon, until such time when mutters
have been so adjusted Hint you can at least find employment and not bo
compelled to walk tho streets looking for work while your savings, uooiun
nlated hy hard work nnd Huorifico, dwindle and disupnour.
HE'D STICK BY
When La Folletto First Became Can
didate He Stated Would Not Pull
Out and Had Promise of Roosevelt
and Friends to Stand by Him.
Houser Declares Issue to Do Between
Trusts Supporting Roosevelt and
Taft nnd People for La Follette?
I'UEKNO. Oil , April ... topllng
to the charge of Coventor Hiram
Johmmu of Cullforiiht that the donor
(Ion ly JoIiiihoii, Anion ami (ilffonl
Pliichot anil oilier progri'Kslut load
urn of thu camllilaey of Smttor Ilob
ert M. I.n Follette wn the renult of
NtatmneiitM ho linil mitilit, Walter
1 (minor, I .it Follntto'n campaign innn
ngor. Untied a long Htatemeiit hero
Whntuver uuy or may not huvu
been Kahl contenting tlio wltlulrawal
ot thu l.a Follette cauillihiey, final
determination of the courxo he should
pumue wan mitito liy hluiHt'lf ami he
pemoually notified Clifford Plncliot
nml othcrM who arc now urging him
to withdraw that once ho hud entered
ho would go through to the olid, that
there would he no turning hack or
Hurremli'rlug, and addresiiltiR Plnuhot
pomoimlly hu xatd to him; 'You
protiittiud to go through with mo.
(Wford, and t wltl not tcIcubo you
from that firomUe. If you lenvo mo
now It will he on your own motion.
I hIiiiII nmnlii a candldntu until the
nomination hi nmde. at tlio Chicago
rouveittloii. Thltf Ih filial.'
"Tho iHHtie Ik not wholhcr or not
In the hour of dlnrouragumenl and
perplexity duo to Intrlguo and treach
ery ot thoHo who had heen Hiipportlng
La Follette that I might have favored
l.a Follette'H withdrawal In order to
proHorw) IiIh health and Htrcngth, hut
the IxMio Ik hetweun the Intercsta lit
thlti country, repreflentrd hy men of
the McKluley, 1'enroso and Murray
Crane typo who aro Hiipportlng Taft,
and men or (h-orgo Perklun,
Frank A. MmiHey and Dan Manna
typo, all poworH In the ntcol trutit,
who are iMippoitlng ltooMOVult and
who tiro (ho real hachhoiio of hla
campaign on the one bide, nml the
rank and file of American pcoplo on
tho other, to whom l.a Folletto lookn
for Htippint and to whom ho hau heen
due nil tlicNo eatH In order that
true rcprchcntntlvo govurumuuL ho ro
eHtahlluhed," hy Medfonl Lahor Council.)
C. W. llarriiigtou, Seorctnry.
OF MEDFORD AND VICINITY
1 Dunn's Stancfon Good RoaJs M3SISSI
E ,1 iiiU,i
i i mi. m mii ii rr iiii iiiiilui i i i i, fi in irMwikix. t i i i rtni
I I ' f ''JHViaHUMUML'UU LTlaUMVJ 1 WAVt
PASSAIC, N'. J., April 5. Serious
rioting hroko out today among tho
textile workers at Garfield, across tho
river from horo, resulting In flvo
Tho trouble ntartcd when Charles
Hothhlnhcr, an Industrialist organ
izer, defied a munlfeato ngitltiBt pub
lic mooting Issiiod by Shorlff Coulclln.
Tho organlzor was arrested, but
when a number of tho toxtllo Btrlk
oib attempted his roocuo tho uhorUf's
doputlcs usod clubs and revolvers, fir
ing ono volloy Into tho crowd. Ap
parently no ono was hit.
Sheriff Coulclln yesterday posted
notices rovlvlng an obsoloto lttw pro
hibiting puhllo gatherings. Tho
fitrlklnn toxtllo workers deoluro this
action Ih a violation ot their consti
NEW WAR MINISTER
NAMED FOR JAPAN
TOK10, April fi. Lloutouunt don
oral Yusaku Uyara today was ap
pointed minister of war of Japan,
succeeding tlio Into war miuistqr
Yyavu sorved as a staff officor in
tho Clilnn-Jurmucbif war, and in tlio
ItuHsiit-Japanoso war was uldot' of
stuff to General Nodcu,
!,,..,, ..,, , ! UNDER
ill I 1 i 1
a fi TO Ml u Viif 1' 18 V tTO M vM Win
wA 111 J llillwlf
UHiill IlHi I
A vote for Dunn Is a vote to hill the
LA FOLLETTE IS
FALLS CITY, Neb., April 5. "1
am just beginning- to fight," declared
Senator Hoboit M. l.a Kollette, candidate-
for the republican nomination
for prefidont in an nildies.s before
hundreds of people at Plntt-Muouth,
where ho opened his campaign tour of
"1 expect to cativ both Nebraska
and California," continued tlio sena
tor, "and 1 e.pcct to go to the na
tional convention in Chicago second
in tho number of delegates."
In his speech at l'lattMiioutii, Sen
ator La Follette discussed the recall
of tho judieiur.N, direct legislation,
aud other people's pqwor methods,
which were also Hie riuoipnl topics
of ids speeches throughout tho day.
Ho spoke in Mavnard, Murray, I'n
ion, Wyoming, Nebraska City, Au
burn, Stella and Vernon.
ROOSEVELT SPEAKS TO
WEST VIRGINIA CROWD
, MAUTlNSniJUa, W, Vn April 0.
With dlroct legislation nnd "jioo
plo'u powers" measures as his thoino
Thoodoro Itoosovolt spoko for 10
minutes boforo a crowd of 3000 horo
good toads movement in Jackson co
MEXICO CITY, Annl 5. -Supporters
of the regime of President Ma
dero wore thrown into a panio hero
today when it was learned that a
number of former prominent officials
of the Mexican government had been
charged with plotting to aid Zapata
iu tho o oi throw of Mudoro. Among
thoo accu-.ed are Alberto Granadps,
former secretary of tho intorior un
der Madoro; Jorge Estauol, former
minister of education,-and Franoigco
Gomez, brother of Emilio Gomez.'
Madoro was greatly a'tfeeted by
the charges and tint foreigners bore
fear that he intends to flee from tho
capital. l .
Fifty rebels and federals wero kill
ed, and 100 wounded today in a but
tle at Yuatepcc, n shott durance from
the capital, Tlio fight was still in
progress at noon today.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
WASHINGTON, I). C, April S,
The house connuittee on tlio District
of Columbia today unanimously ord
oi cd a favorable report on tho Norris
hill providing- for a pyesidontial pri
mary in tlio district.
CITY OF MEMPHI
Farmer and Family Drowned In Their HomeSeven Thousand Homeless
in Memphis and Surroundinn, Country Great St. Francis Levee and
Other Dykes Protectinrj City Giving Away Natchez Faces Serious
Situation Last Block in Business District of Hickman Inundated.
Crest of Flood Passes Cairo Drain Pipe Clogs and City Receives Scare
Five Railroads Entering City Unable to Resume Operations City Wa
ter Supplies Rendered Useless by Contamination.
MEMPHIS, Trim., April 3. With
the levves weakening noticeably un
der the prehMire of u 4-1 foot stae of
i water. Meinnhis todav faces- the
i worst flood in the history of the city.
Early this morning the Misi.nippi
had rinen one foot above yestcrday'c
stage, the high water mark now bein
44 2-10 feet.
The nuthoritio fear that the xvcut
St. Francois levee and other dyke-protecting-
the city will break, and to
prevent nuch a catastrophe great
gnng of men today arc engaged in
streuglheniiiK the various levees.
FIreliiR from Flood.
Ten- of thousand of per-jon to-
.i j.i. . . .!.. .ir .:....
tiny tiro iiucin iruiu uie ui-uiui nv-iu
I the St. Fnmeis Htibin, a it U feared
. W. W.'S OUSTED
SAN DIKGO, Cal., April 5. Eighty
deputy constables, wot and tired, but
determined to remalu on guard
against tho threatened Invasion of
tho I. W. W.'a from tho north, aro
patrolling tho north border ot San
Diogo county today. Tho first squad
was tolnforced by 48 more men last
night, and nil oxpect to remain at tho
county lino until tho Invading hordes
have boon turned back.
Fittoon more I. W. W.'a woro tnken
out ot tho city by citizens last night.
Thoy woro arrested during tho day,
and at midnight, with tho' Jail lights
extinguished, woro escorted to u big
firo department automobile truck and
takqn to tho county lino. This pro
cess will bo continued, Chief of-Po-llco
Wilson declaros, until ovory I, V.
W. Is out of tho county.
KILLED FOR 75 CENTS
BY GAS PIPE THUGS
SAN FHANCISCO, April 5.-Lur-ed
into n room in his apartment
house aud attacked by two gaspipo
thugs, Julius Majaulet is dying to
day from a blow on the bond. Tho
mou got 75 cents for their pains.
Both are still ut large.
0 IN HISTORY;
', tho levee will go. It is estimated that
7,000 persons are homeless in Mem
phis nnd the surrounding- country.
City officials today discovered
that tlio city's supply of water in
sections of Memphis has been con
taminated as ii result of the seepage,
and an epidemic is feared. All resi
dents have been instructed to boil
ull water before drinking it.
Natchez, Miss., today faces a ser
ious situation, the Mississippi river
there being- expected to reach a 55
foot stage. All river steamers aro
Mvnmpcd by tile demands of farmers
to move livestock.
Situation Worse Hourly.
The flood iu Memphis is growing
more serious hourly. Already the
water is flowing- over the St. Fraucis
Ievco in n score of places uud with u
45 feet stage predicted within two
days enormous damage is sure to ru-
Great apprehension prevails over
the probability of the lcv.ejjjjpng uu
nbre to withstand the Rreut pressure
of water and hundreds of persons arc
engaged in strengthen iii the dykes.
President Koilough of the levee
board is greatly alarmed over the
situation. lie suid:
"The city is in grave duugcr of a
most serious flood. An oust wind
would cause a. catastrophe and it -'S
impossible to predict -what the out
come will be."
Seven arc Drowned.
CAIRO, III., April 5. William
Lynch, his wife aud three children,
wero drowned in a flood near Bird's
Point, Mo., today according to re
ports received here. The farm house
in which they lived was .surrounded
hy water aud tlio family met death in
an effort to reach higher ground.
J. S. Carey and Henry Haker, far
mers, also are retried drowned.
Great apprehension and excitement
prevailed here todav for a time, the
rapid rise of tho water on Tenth
street leuding to a report that tho
Mississippi levee iiad given way. AC
tor preparation had been completed
to combat n serious flood, officials
discovered that the water rushing in
to the city was the overflow from the
discharge race of a drain pump. Tho
race, becoming clogged, resulted in
great volumes of water flowing buck
into Cairo instead of being emptied
into an op'm river beyond tho city.
Worst of Flood Oier.
Cairo authorities at noon today is
sued a statement iu which tlioy ox
pressed tho belief that the worst of
the flood had passed.
Tho drainage district north of hor
is desolated, with lumber, barns uud
houses floating about iu tho flood,
None of tho five railroads entering
Cairo lias been able to resume opera
tions. Of these the Illinois was the
last to suspend, abandoning tho line
wltou 11,000 feet of tracks was wash
ed out early tudav.
HICKMAN, Ky., April 5. Most
critical conditions prevail horo toduy
as it result of the floods. Itofugees
with no money loft and littio food, aro
floukiug hero from tlio surrounding
Tho lust flock iu tlio business dis
trict of Hickman was inundated yes
terday. NEW WORLD'S RECORD
IN TORPEDO FIRINfi
PENSACOLA, r'Ja,, April 5. In
tho face of adverse conditions thu
United Statos schooners LuTrpimn
and Monughan made a now world's,
record Iu night torpedq firing Ir this
harbor last night. Every torpc4o
sent from theuo struck the bulUoyu
of tho target. Tlio entire groti? &i
flvo vessels made an average of 79
per cent, ubovo tho nvcraita far day