Fair Hint wanner -Mat. Ill
MEDFOItD, OKECION, MOXJM Y, NOVIWIHRR 25, 1912.
FRANCE AND GERMANY PREPARE FOR WAR
Conlllctlnu Statements Regardlny
Balknn Sltuntlon France Orders
Reservists to Join Colors Ger
Many Masses Troops on Borilrr.
Armistice at Constantinople About to
De Slunttl Austria to Attack
LONDON", Nov. an. HorlnitR do-
proiwlon of the rtorlln and Vienna
lloursrs with wnrllltn news which
roeped In hour))' from widely sepa
mini pulnti on the continent colt
firm dlptomnts In llio belief which In
freely expressed In llio service clubs
hem loulKht that Kuropo lit fitly
yearn han never broit au near n (.en
orul ronfllrt as nbi l at this hour.
Tli In belief Ik strengthened by tha
very paucity of ne received from
Hie renters of friction nml liy the
fart thnl the customary reticence of
Ihii llonu Guards uml tint udmlrnlty
iin to llrltlth preparations today linn
been nhsotunly ImpenetrMahlc, Ac
tlvlty Ik Koiicrnl nl hoth tint uriny
niul unvy headquarters ami In Down
liiK street hut own Information ns
to tlm whereabout of the major part
of llio .Mediterranean fleet lit denied
ami while It l linowti thnl nil Is
wiily nt Woolwich arsenal niul at
Aldersltol details of tho foreign of
fice pri'cniitloiik nro simply not to hu
Thin retlcenco In Ilrlllsh quartern.
titkru with tho Kravo new from tlm
continent It causing tho opinion here
thnl matters nru most Krnvn.
I'riiiico N l'rvpurril
Tho fact that rofcrvlsts linvn been
ordered to ho. ready to Join tho colon
on brief notice Is taken ns Indlcat
Iiik that Franca U much nearer a
wnr foolltiK than the brief dlspatchcn
from I'nrU would Indicate. It In be
lieved horn that I'arUlun correspond
ontii have been quietly naked not to
dilute on Trench military mutton at
Ileal Information us between Horvla
nml Austria primarily nud between
the lliilkan ntllci, Franco, ltuiila
nud Himland and Germany, Auslrlu
nud Italy us groups l viikiio. Prac
tically uothliiK of certain Importanco
Iiiim r oiim from Austria direct save
Unit tho forts at Uolurndo nru being
heavily armed supposedly In prepara
tion for a posilblo attack by an Aim
trlan torpedo bout flotilla which bus
departed down the Danube nml of
the progress of which, or It destina
tion, nothing Is known ultlioiiKh
much lit suspected,
7.10,00i .Men I'niler Anns
While conflicting report have
coiiio In from Gorman, Austrlun and
Russian sources, It In known posi
tively that more than 750,000 men
(Continued on pago 2.)
IN ETTOR CASE
SALKM, Miihh., Nov. 25. Dcntli
Milium! will mil lie imposed upon
Joseph IHIor, Aituro Oioviiiinillt
on trial Inu'o today i'or (ho
murder ut Lawrence, Inst winter,
of Anna Loptaxo, u woman Hlii
kor, regardless til' ilm jury'n findings.
Tills much wiih miido tiortnlu lodny
wlji'ii Judge Quliin instriioted llio jury
that tho only verdlut which could ho
ulunied against llio dol'oiiduntH, If
round guilty, was second degree mur
der, which iinri-ioH a poimlly of life
JikIko Qulnn'a Instruction cnino an
n mirprlso to 'both tho prosecution
and tho dofenso. Tho court, however,
directed tho Jury that Caruso 'might
ho convlctod of cither flrnt or hoc
oud degree miirdor.
At i!iq o'clock tho Jury hnd boon
out a Vj houm, hut thoro wero no lit-
UlcatloiiH of a verdict.
Sworn Testimony That McNamnra
Planned Complete Destruction of
City Given by McMnnlynl Dyna
mite and Fire to Be Ajents.
Panama Canal Destruction Also Pro
jectedExamination of Witness
by Defense Bcnlns.
INDIANAPOLIS. Intl., Nov. 35.
Hworn toHtlmnny that John .McNam
nra planned romplota deitrtictlou of
Imh Anr.clc -wait Riven by Ortle Me-
MnnlRnl today at the dyiiamltn con
ilrnry trial In tho United Htnlrn
court hero, MeMaulitnl'it reiumptlou
of tho ultnoaa Hlnnd wan tincxportcd.
lie nlito inld thai McNamaru planned
to dynninlte all non-union John at
the Panama Canal.
"Hum tho city of l.oi AiiKeten off
the map," Mo.Mnnlcal a)l'Kod John
MoNitmnrn told him. "Make It a
landunrk like Han Ir.incUco wo
rlKht after the bis eurtluiualie."
McMaulKil Hatd McNamara planned
lo icml three or four "jtood men" to
I.om AiiKclm, Blurt flreit In different
parti, of the city and then ulruullaii
eomly dyiiamltn the water ityilum.
Moth i) That lrotiipfcl
"The motive that prompted my
rnri'or of crime win that my mind
wni Inflamed 1y the mludN of othem
men like Johij Mi,Vnttinja and II,.
H. Ilocklu. I did not do It for
money. I waa Informed that wo
had everythliiK to win and nothliiK
TIiIh wait tho tint aiuwor made by
.Mr.Mnnlir.nl to a qtieittlon by Senator
John W. Kern of rouuuel for the tie
fenxo, In opeuliiK the croiin examina
tion of tho clf-coufcned dynamiter.
Kern' iUetlon waa:
"What waa tho motive that lod
you to cuRago in the btulnciut of
dcHtroyluK property waa It the
money you received?"
The direct examination of Mr-
MnulKal cloied today with IiIh tent I
mony which led him up to tho time
of hU nrrent In Detroit by opera
tlvcit of tho William J, lluru detect
To DoMroy Caiml
llefont tho direct examination of
Mc.Manlxal endvd ho totlflod tlUt
John McNamara planned lo vend him
to I'unama, there to lorato n gov
ernment magazine, Hteitl the dynamite
and blow tip tho canal. McNamara
told him, Ortlo nald, to carry out this
work even It ha found It necessary
to enlUt na a uoldlor.
A broad grin awopt the faces of
the defendant!! -when Ortlo told of a
Hcherno ho alleged -was planned lie
John 'McNiitnnrn, Arrangements worn
practically made, Ortle uald, for it
"atroiiK arm" gnng to sweep down
on tho motor Rpeedwtty hero on tho
day of tho big ram and atenl the
gute rocelptH. Th 1 1 money, Ortle
nald, was to bo used for future dy
iinmltlngs. MoMuuliTiil then detailed tho trip
ho inado to Detroit with Jim Ml"
At HiIh atugo of Ortlns textlmouy,
(Continued on page 2.)
liuiTWi.o, n. y., Nov. an. oom
nral managers of tho rallroadu af
fected mot Clrand Chief Wurren S,
Htono of tho llrotherhood of I.ocomo
tlvo Knglueera hero toduy to con
sider tho award of tho hoard of ar
bitration appointed to HOttlo existing
disputes affecting 30,000 engineers
on fifty-two railroads.
Kxcopt that ho was datlsflod with
tho awards, (Meno retimed to com
ment on tho findings of tho board,
"Wo cousoutod to arhltrato mat
tors affecting tho whola country,"
said tftouo, "and thoro Is nothing to
do other than to libido by tho find
Itiga of tho board, Thin I do cheer
fully and will take steps to put tho
decision Into effect Immodlatoly."
Tho award in considered n purtlul
ENGINEERS WIN A I BY
THREE OF THE CHIEF CHARACTERS CONNECTED WITH FAMOUS
VIRGINIA MURDER CASE WHICH IS NEARING ITS CONCLUSION
WESLEY CiDWARDC, MlSb MWJO IKOLEFi.. CLAUDE 5 UV&N .
I'loyd Allen nml hi win, Claud's Hwnnnon All-"', ine"awnltlnu' their death In tho Vlrclnhi peiillentlury at Ittch
uiniid, Vn., fur llio anK.iiuliiutlyri of Judge TlKirutim I. Male and nx other pcrsoiu In (ho IlllUrillu (Vu.) court
buur n ynir ngu,
Mh Maud Iroler Is" the nwretheart of Wley ndward, who U on trial In Wytbevllle, also charged with the
Vlrgliiln murders. 8 lie U In dally atlciidniicu at the trial and bupoit to render service
20 MEET DEAIH
WAl'ICKHAN, lll., Nv. 2'.- M.ir
Hutu twenty pvpnins lire lielteved lo
have me den Hi thix nrieruoon in nil
explnoioii thielt wteeki'd the dry
Slureli plniit of the Com I'nxlurt
Ilvfitiltitr eoiiipiiii.v. One body, liurn-
cd beyond reoogitition, wiih tiiken
from the rtiiiiH nliurlly before .'I
o'eloek. Almut twenly-flvo pcrHoni,
nil herioiiMly iujurcil, were tnkeii to n
The March huildlnt; tvnn nlout 200
feet from the main Imildini;, n piuiio
eiiHtiiui; iiinoii the employee in tlo
The Otlnmte of (lit) deild wAu do
tenuiued hy the number of employee
in Ilm dry starch department tniac
eoiinted for. The Hiinivor nre cer
tain that ut Iciifit 'Ji ponslicd. A
fire followed the explosion nml this
hampered tlnxonrrli for the hodiit.
Up to n Into hour this nftenionn
fourteen Itodirx have been recovered
from tho rulnii. Hut it in impiixsible
to reach mi neeiirnte crttimutc of tho
totnl number of dentin.
The plant i lucnled nt the extreme
southern limit of WuiikcL'ttn.
About 1-5 persons woro employed
In the starch plant. It lit estimated
that at least 13 girls are among tho
dead, Latest reixirts place tlio num
ber of Injured nt 3u. Several of tho
Injured, according to hospital sur
geons, will die.
The property loss Ih estimated
nrcimixn, t'ui., Xov. s.. Tin
triul of Williiim K. SlenientH, for the
murder of Willinm ( Lundis, opened
hero toduy before n erouded court
room, l'uhlio neiilimcut is with Cleui
ciiIh, who alleged his victim killed his
mother. Mrs. W. C. llnull'onl on Muv
"Yes, I killed T.undis," he mild.
"He killed my mother and then he
Kondod me to desperation hy pluyiiif;
".I nut another Hhovelful of dirt on
molher'H grnve.' Then 1 shot him
mid 1 nm glud of it."
victory for tho engineers on lines
cam of tho Mississippi rlvor In their
controversy which begun lust Jan
uary. Tho most Important of tho
a wards uro;
In piiHsougor service, n imtnfmuin
wago of ?t,3o far 100 inllea or less,
and overtime ut tho rntu of fifty
cents an hour, with nn average. Bpoed
of twenty miles an hour.
In through freight service, n mini
mum wago of $4.7G per day ot 100
iiiIIoh or loss, with ovorttnio pro rate
uftor 10 liourH. '
'In local irelght sorvlco, 2G conta
additional to tho through ruto wub
In thp switching Borylco a mini,
mum of S-t.lfi per dny ot ton hours
n day nr losu,
ROGUE PEARS WIN
A three box extill.lt of II one pears
grown by the !lvr creek orchards In
this VJlley has Just been awarded
tho blue ribbon over all pi-ur exhibit
at tho New Yorl&jtate fair. They
attracted n great deal of attention
and far outclassed nil ober pear ex
Tho victory of Ilogno river IJoc
In New York has tin added signifi
cance Inasmuch ns New York was
the first state to grow Uosc, that
pear bring Introduced there by Pa
trick llarry one of, the leading hor
tlculturlstK of tha nation lie brought
tho variety from Uclglum.
A decision hi tho Medford bridge
case Ik expected within tho next few
weeks by I'ortor J. Noff who re
turned Saturday aftor arguing tho
case before the supremo court. Mr.
Neff Is confident of winning tho case.
The Medford bridge case was com
menced In tho early summer when
lienton llowent and S. A. Carleton of
Ashland brought suit to enjln the
county froni building a new bridge
over Hear creek In this city. K. D
Urlggs appeared for tho Ashland
men and Mr. .Neff for the county.
WEST VIRGINIA CHOOSING
SITE AT WORLD'S FAIR
SAX FIIANTISI'O, N'ov. -j:.-To
select a Mto mid inako urmtigeiuents
for nu exhibition at the I'nimnui l'a
cifio e.Mihitiou in H'15, the fair com
miKsion from We-t Virginin is heiv
lodny. flovernor tlhiRseoek vn pre
vented from coining in portion owinj;
to tho coal st i ike.
H tH IH
Epitome of the Balkan War.
The Hulkuu war, apparently
about to end with tho signing
toduy of wifk'a nnnihtlce,
has been one of tho shortest,
bloodiest nnd most dccUivu in
MJinlcnoRTo begun hostil
ities Ovlober I, nud Hulj;iiriu,
Servia uml Clreevo invaded
Turkey within it week,
Tho Turku did not win n
mnglo important oug-ngemcut,
unless their defense of Cow
Rluutinoptn may ho eoiiidered
Of Ktiroponn Tuvkey, every
squiuo loot bus fallen into
the hands of the allies except
Oonsluntiitoplo mid a thirty
mile sipiuro patch adjoining it
and the towns el' Adriunoplo
Few figures oonvoniiup;
cnsuiilties have been ohtain
uble, hut competent author
ities estimated Ibeni toduy us
Turkoj- L'0,0110 100,000
Hulgariii ...lO.OQO .10,000
Servia WOO 1,1,500
Montenegro.. 800 f,'.'00
Clrcoeo 300 2,000
if n i
TiaillB IIALTH. ml., Xov. .-..
KtiRvtio V. I)eb, ttocinliitt candidate
for president nt tho recent election,
in tiwuitinu- nrnnt hern on nn indict
meiit from Oininl, Kmm., charifin
him with sending o)eene tnntter
through the muil. Imliclmenth on it
Minilnr elntrge nNo hnve been re
turned ncniiifrt Fred Warren, editor,
nud Ji. K IMiifer. cditorinl writer of
the ApjK-nl to lleuw)ii, it hoeinlist
iiowinierf publiheil nt flirnrd.
.InliiiH Wnylnnd. Into owner of the
puhlicnliou, recently fommitled stti
cido while the j;rnnd jurj' vvna oou-idi-rljijj
liie evidence ngnitiHt tho lic
'TlifVindiotmcntw." IK-hi vntfio
dny. "uro hnsed on lie. It is the
work of i eliniie of men who hnve
hontcd they would put us in the pen
itentiary, nnd either bankrupt or de
Rtrov the Appeal to Reason for cer
tain exposure made hy Hint pnper.
"So fnr tth 1 nm concerned, work-
in.innen will not he held tip for a cent
for mv defene. I defv tho phik to
do it worst. 1 shall ncecpt no quar
ter nt their bands."
LOS ANGELES NUT
l.OS AXOF.LKS, Xov. 25. Police
Detectives who returned today from
Sun l.ui- OliiKi, said (hut Carl ItJI
delhneh who threatened the central
poliep station with dynamite was held
there one month in 1011 for having
counterfeit coins in his possession.
While in jail Iteidelhach attempted to
Ma mi himself.
WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR
POISONING TWO FRIENDS
SEDALIA. M'o., Xov. 25. To try
Mrs. Pansy Lesh, clnimiuj: to have
poisoned two women, a jury is hoinpr
selected here today. It is cxitccted
that a verdict will ho reached by to
It is the purpose of the court to
Iry Mrs. Lesh first on tho charge
of poisoning- Mrs. Quniutauce and
then for tho slaying of Mrs. Cue.
The defendant will plead not guilty
in both eases.
VIKNNA, Xov. 25. That the Ser
vians are mounting more guns in their
forts ut Belgrade is stated in a de
spatch received here today from Sera
liu, Hungary, which is located across
Ilia rier from the Servian capital.
All soldiers that can bo spared from
Monastir and Prisrend aro recalled to
Ilelgrndo hy the .Servian government,
FRILASSIXO, Clernuiny, Xov. 25.
(Hy courier from Vienna to avoid
censorship) It wns lonrnod on high
authority toduy that sumo timo this
week Austria will servo Sorvia with
tin ultimatum, Austrian officials, do
not shnro tlto hopeful feeling prevail
ing elsewhere in Kuropo and aro de
termined to press mutters to a crisis.
roreign Minister Saznnoff of Itus-
AUSTRIA READY TD FIGHT SERVIA
sia has joined the "war party" and is
Convicts Flfjlit Blaze Successfully
Orlrjlnates In Electric Wirfnc, Over
Starje Loss Estimated at $3,000
Death Nooses Exposed.
Roof and Stage of Hall Burned Up
Hydrants Give Trouble Which
Gives Fire Big Start.
nAl.KM. wrc, ov. 'J.i. A lire
which originated from jwor cleetri?
wiring above tho stage in the auditor
ium nt the state penitentiary this
morning caused a loss climated at
f.'I.OOO. Tiie roof of tho nuditorium
nnd tho Mngo, which bus complete
fixtures, were destroyed. The re
mainder of the room which is forty
by eighty feet in dimensions nnd has
n healing ra parity of fiOO u un
Put Out hy Convict
The fire had a wicked appearance
before being extinguished by the con
victs tviih the prison nppnratus. A
gruesome sight was presented when
the smoke bccflii to drift away in the
death chamber where live murderers
nro to lo hnnged on Friday. December
13. The two nonwi could bo plainly
seen through the lurid hating hanging
spectre-like from the ceiling. It is
believed ihat if a stronger breeze hud
been coining from the south, the scaf
fold which has sent fifteen to death
in its history would have been de
The fire started nt 10 o'clock and
wns soon practically beyond control.
Immediately upon the alarm being
given the convicts, practically all of
them were et ot work and they work
ed ns if the building was their own,
which indeed it Js, as the nuditori"jn
is for their especial entertainment.
Hydrants (Jive Trouble
There was trouble with tho hy
drants which gave the firo a great
start, and the Salcra fire department
was at once called upon, responding
with its full force, making a quick
As soon ns the conditions were
known some fifty special police wero
sworn in, armed and rushed to the
scene, but their presence was not
needed ns the convicts all worked like
trojnns to extinguish the blaze.
PRESIDENTS MAY BE
WASHINGTON. Xov. 25. Former
presidents of the United Stntes will
become rcprcsentatives-at-largc of
tho people, hnve it sent in tho house
and draw $17,500 salary throughout
their lifetime, if a bill prepared by
Senrtor Hnrlesou of Texas is passed.
Being the second man on tho house
appropriations committeo, llurloson,
it is behoved, will gain the approval
of both houses for his measure.
urging immediate support of San in'
claim of nu Adriatic, port.
Servia has sent unsatisfactory re
plies to each of Austria's notes and
officials of tho latter government are
indignant. More reserves nro being
snmmonod daily. Announcement
wero read in all Vienna cafes and
theatres last night calling nil re
serves to tho colors nt once.
A continued movement of Austrian
troops to tho Kussinn nnd Servian
frontiers indicates Austria entertains
but slight hope of amicably settling
tho Albanian dispute. Sinco yester
day 30,000 soldiers have reached
Oravosa, an Austrian port on tho
Adriatic sea, and 10,000 more troops
nru expected today. Servian soldiers
ore also rushing northward from
Mounbtir nud Prisrend.
MEMBERS-AT -LARGE JHIRTY NEW
Maryland's Brilliant Senator Passes
Away After Llngerlrtf llliwss
Funeral Will Be Held at Washing
ton on Wednesday.
Republican Will Be Appointed in His
Place Glvinn Majority in the
WASHINGTON, Nor. 25, Senator
Uayner died at C o'clock this morn
ing. Senator Itayner's death changes
the control of tho senate. His vote
gave tho democrats 49, one mors
than a majority.
A. S. Gotdsborough, a republican.
Is governor of Maryland and It Is be
lieved ho will appoint Wlllam P.
Jackson to fill the vacancy until the
Maryland legislature meets In Jan
uary to select Raynor's successor.
Senator Curtis of Kansas says that
the election of one or possibly two
democrats In Illinois and one In
Tenncsseo probably will break the
tie In the senate. Senator Uayner
was ill for more than a month. Five
times the physicians called his fam
ily to tho bedside font on each occa
sion tho strlckou statesman fought
off death and rallied temporarily. ,
Tho funeral will be held hero
Wednesday. Tho honorary pall
bearcru will bo chosen - frea' 'mem
bers or tho senatu and house. The
ceremony-will bo conducted by Chap
lain Pierce of the senate and Inter
ment will follow In Rock creek ceme
tery. The details of tho funeral aro be
ing arranged by the sergeant-at-arms
ot this senate.
JOHN'S VICTIM IS
FED FROM PRISON
CHICAGO. Xov. 25. Lucille Cam
eron, of Minneapolis, the nineteen
year old white girl, held in jail as' a
witness against Jack Johnson, negro
pugilist, was released toduy by unit
ed Slates Judge Carpenter. Tho
girl's release was secured by her
mother, Mrs. F. Cameron-Falconer,
who signed a bond which insures tho
appearance in court of her daughter
at any time.
PORTLAND. Nov. 25. According
to nn announcement made hv Denntv
District Attorney Collier the federal
authorities will bo approached on tho
mnttor of handling tho Portland vice
Thirty or more new indiotments
have been issued, nnd many more nro
oxpected to bo arrested today.
It is understood ihat f oilier a nm.
paring n brief to be submitted to tho
government officers as the result of
evidencos having been found that, tho
operations of tho vieo ring extend
from San Diego to Seattle,
Tho district attorney's offico Is in
possession of letters nnd ovideneu
showing that Portland is far from be
ing the, only city concerned in tho
scandal and many of those connected
with tho local nhuse of the scandal
repido in other pnrls of the stute.
Tho commercial club in this city
have adopted resolution culling for
a thorough investieation, The or
ganization will appoint a committee
of fifteen in a, few day to sift the
matter to tho bottom in mi endeavor
to cot somethincj tangible out of the
ninny conflicting reports concerning
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