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MEDFORD, OREGON, SAT I'll DAY, DECEMBER 18, 1915
EVERYTHING IN ISPOKANEBRIDGE I . ,
READINESS FOR FALLS WITH GAR;
President Wilson and Mrs. Gait to Be
United at Lattcr's Home Chris
tcninn of President's Grandchild
Precedes Ceremony Many Gifts
Received From All Sections.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. Every
thing was ready today for tlio wed
ding ol' President Wilson md Mrs.
Edith Rolling Gait. Quest had nr
rived and decorations in Mrs. flail's
home, in which the ceremony will he
held tonight, wore- completed.
Members of the president's fnmiK
nltendid at I'oon the christening ol
Kllon Wilson MeAdoo, daughter of
Secretary and Mix. McAdoo, the
president's only granddaughter. The
christening was in the blneroom of
the white Iiomm.1.
The prcHident was godfather and
Mrs. Francis H. Sayre, the bnhv's
aunt, and Miss Helen Woodrow
Ilonu.s, coumu of the president, were
god mothers. The Rev. Roland Cot
ton Smith, rector of St. John's Prot
esting Kpincopal church here, chris
tened the baby, which was bom last
The president paid an early morn
ing call today on Mrs. Gnlt. After a
brief visit the nrcsident went to his
bank where he spent half an hoar
looking through his safe deposit box
and goiii" over some accounts.
One room at Mrs. Gait's home has
been renewed for wedding piesents.
.Many gifts have been received from
Htmugcrs in spite of the efforts of
the president and Mrs. Gall to dis
courage giving nreseuts from those
outnide the circle of fiiends and rel
ntivos. GifU continued to arrive at
the white house today. One was it
hinall bule of cotton sent by a Texas
tidmirer of the "resident.
The president idnuned to devoto the
nflcrnoou today to work and clear
ing up much official ousinos before
departing on his honeymoon trip. He
will dine with member of hi family
ut the white honso about 7 p. in. and
leave soon afterward for Min. Gait's
home tor the wedding ceremony.
FORCE IS ROTTEN
CHICAGO, Dec. 38.- Routed bv n
recent wave- of crime, including inur
dera and numerous robberies and
holdups nightly, Mayor William Hale
Thompson today charged the Chicago
police department with shielding
uriminnls and grafting.
' "I know the police department is
absolutely rotten," s-aid the mayor.
"It is honeycombed with grafters. 1
know holdup men, murderers nnd
pickpockets known to the police arc
walking the streets every day and
nre not arretted. 1 would not bo sur
prieod to learn that in tho department
nre men who have planned murder."
Mayor Thompson said he would im
mediately start a wliolosnlo cleaning
up and rid tho police department of
orooks, "ecn though it eots my
WASHINGTON, Dec 1 - Pattle
shlns of the California class, the big
gest jet designed by the navy de
partment will have a clearance of six
feet, four laches ok either aide on
passing through the Panama canal
locks. according to the current Imho
of the Canal Heeortl. Tho shlpa will
have a beam of a T fact and tha leak
at lit "t wide. Tha battleship
Okla. wuJi i hea TS (eat. Is tho
Idee vessel ta have passed through
Division Street Bridge Collapses, Car
rying Down Trolley Loaded With
Passengers Car Falls in Water
With Iron Beam Across It, Which
Pins Passengers in Their Scats.
SPOKANH, Wn., Dec. IS. Five
bodies wero recovered up to noon
from tho Btrcot car which fell Into
tho Spokuno river when the north
epnn of tho Division street brldgo
collapsed today. Search Is being con
tinued for two other bodies believed
to be In tho car.
Ten Injured are In hospitals.
Tho (load recovered nre:
S. 12. KITZPATIUCK, saloon pro
prietor. O. K. THOMAS, Spokane, saloon
SAM HARRIS, Spokuno, negro por
ter. W. E. A. WILSON, night engineer
Unidentified body of a man.
SPOKANE, Wn., Dec. 18. Seven
people wero killed nnd ten Injured
today when a street car crashed
through tho Division street brldgo
over tho Spokane river. Tho killed
were in tho car more than an hour
nftor tho car went Into tho river and
their names aro unknown. Tho In
jured wero removed to tho emergency
Two streot cars were on tho brldgo
at tho time of tho accident. Thoy
woro owned by tho Washington Water
Power company. Ono of tho cars was
Just loavlng tho bridge when tho
structure collapsed. Ono end of this
car foil to tho wator and the other
oud rostod on the nbuttment. Tho
car crew and two paBiongors woro
CiiitIciI Twenty Ilistcngcrs
Tho Astor division car, which fell
Into tho rlvor was in-bound nnd car
ried nbout twenty passengers, besides
tho crow. A honvy steel benm foil
longthwlso on tho car Just as it wont
Into tho river. Tho beam crushed
tho pnssongors on ono side of tho car
nnd held them under tho water.
Tho boam ripped tho top off tho
car nnd two hours after accident tho
victims could bo soon under the wator.
riremon nnd polleomont wero tin
ablu to remove tho bodios because of
tho welgth of the boam. Tho passon
gors on tho other sldo of tho car
wero Injured but tho firemen nnd
pollco wero able to roscuo them quick
ly. Tho cntlro brldgo foil Into tho riv
er taking with It tho water and gas
pipes that supply tho northeast sec
tion of tho city with wntor and gas.
All of tho Injured were residents
of Spoknno on tholr wny to work. Tho
accident happened beforo daylight
and tho falling brldgo broko electric
wires, plunging tho car In darkness.
' City Held lUw)iislI)lo
Tho Washington Water Power
company, owners of tho cars, denied
responsibility for tho accldont In a
statement by Thomas 0. Aston, claim
agont. Ho Bald tho city owned tho
brldgo and that tho city had complot.
od this wook ro-surfaclng tho struc
ture, lloforo the repair work was bo
gun, accordlngto to Aston, engineers
examined tho brldgo and pronounced
It safo. Mr. Aston said only a com.
mission of engineers could glvo tho
cause of the accident.
FORD'S PEACE SHIP
CHRISTIAN l., Norway, via I.n
Urn, Dae. 1& Efforts to make ar
raaptiurata bar for the reception of
Ue Port pane trijr un iU way her
on tha steamship (War II Have full,
ad. Tha hotel- ire eiwiled fur tha
Christina Joli'l.iys ,n .1 ,!J out
agree ta n-i-rw IIS in.'- u ., day
t dny. while awaiting the arritul cf
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STILL AEAR OFF
2CF.W YORIC, Dee. IS. Tho peace
meeting between organized and inde
pendent baseball interests adjourned
todav. and Han Johnson announced
that no definite action had been
taken. Tho committee will moot in
Cincinnati next Ttieaduy.
Today's conference hinted nonrly
four hours, nnd at ita conclusion
there wero many minors that pros
poots for p4aea in tha baseball world
wero far from promising.
Tho notion of the eonforonoo in ad
journing to Cincinnati gives impotus
to thofeo rumors. Neither Han John
son, provident of the American
league, nor any of the other inwg
tiatcs who attended tha oonferotieu
would admit that serious difficulties
bad been encountered.
Ono report had it that nrpauized
interests, concluding they had beau
over-eager for peace, were shaking a
loophole by which to ccm the tan
tatne agreement with tha Patlaral
Two important Federal leofru iom
left here biirriwlly ut nsu aitd it was
rumored that they had instruction to
sign more daer for their league.
WASHINGTO.V. )ai. 1H. Ire-i-ilaut
WiUuiu eeMtrutfd hia wedtlme;
dny by extending executive clemency
to several convict.. He gave a full
latrdc to Cfcarie- Cuiitnre, niueted
at Miessuln, Miit., tor rlliiu hiior
to Ialin- lb' i nii.iiiiiti d tin- rn
lnf t n l.. ),i.,n Ji'.i-., ..,i,w t.,!
,ia Gburgja 1' r uptiai'ix.' au t'lui
dihtillerv, and William II. Hood, un
dvr couuitifU ol rubber) jn AlubuUiu.
Relations Nearinn Breaking Point
Continuance Depends Upon Reply
Austria Will Be Asked to Make Im
mediatelyNote Will Go to Vienna
Within Next Few Days.
WASHINGTON, Dee. J8.-Presi-dent
Wilson began work today on the
second note to Austria on Uie sinking
of tho Aiieonn.
Priendly lelntiom between the
United States and Austria, it waa
stated authoritatively, are Hearing tho
breaking point and their continuance
will downd entirely upon the reply
Austria will he asked to make imme
diately. While the word ultimatum was not
used by officials in uWuseing tbe
note, it was indicated that the reply
will state cleurlv tlta alternative
which will follow if Austria's reply
, The gravity of the eituaiiou will
not, however, cun-e Praeideul Wilun
to postuoite his departure tonight for
the wedding tour.
KecreUry I jinxing oh( to the white
house early in the mamiag a memo
randum outlining his viwra as to what
the second America, note should
(ut un. The pn -.idesi uomediately
Ixl'.i'i work mi druftiag the uote anl
v. ill ciinti r
in HeejaUry Unsif.
I.i'. I '1 in ., Will SJB) to Yttl'
t Continued en l.at Tuge)
'BANK CLERK IN
TOILS FOR PLOTS
National City Bank Employe Impli
cated in Conspiracy Stole Docu
ments for German Government
Hamburg Line Official and New
York Dealer Also Arrested.
NKW YORK", Dec. IS. Paul K'oo
nig, head of tho bureau of investiga
tion of the Hawburg-AmmiiMin line,
aud Richard Ivmil l.cyenduokor, a
New Yoik art goods retailer, and
!'rederi.ek Sclileiudl, bank olork, wero
held in $30,000, $:i0,()00 and .$U5,()()0
bail, respeetivelv, toduv by United
States Commissioner Houghton on a
charge of eouspiriiur to blow tip the
Wetland canal. Itoth provided bonds
and tbe hearing was set for Janu
NEW YORK. Dee. IS. -Detectives
following tha trail of iiloUers seek
ing to destroy ahiM bearing auunuui
tion to the allien today arresled
Kiedeiiek Hhleimll, a clerk in tho
National Cilv bank, whom they
charge with l.in-t-iiv of doeuueuU,
cablet; run ... .1 iim--ui:' , which it m
nUeiii h: luiuttl uwt to the repre
sentative of the (Jemiiin government.
Thee document, the detcclivcA
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ALT IS OH
WASHINOTON, Doc. 18. Tho of
ficial text of Austria's reply to tho
American nolo on tho Ancona, mndo
public lioro today, rovoals that tho
Vienna govornmont denies that tho
views prosoutod by tho United States,
even If corroct, warrant tho blamo
for tho disaster being placod upon the
commnndor of tho submarine.
Tho reply denies also that blame
can bo placod upon tho Austro-Hun-garlan
govornmont evon It "a most
rlgorotiB logal construction woro ap
plied to tho Judgmont of tho cuso."
It adds that If tho United States
Intends "to oxproes an opinion to tho
effect that a projudlco of whatovor
nature existed," with respect to "Ju
rldclsl consldorntlon," of tho affair,
tho Vlonna govornmont declaros that
It rosorvos to Itsolf "full freodom of
maintaining Its own legal view."
Kxcopt for slight variation In trans
mission tho romnlnder of the offi
cial text Is virtually Idontlcal with
the unofficial vorslon cabled from
It was ngreod In official quarters
that tho official text did not mlulmlzo
a realisation of the gravity of tho sit
uation wnleli was Impressed on offi
cial by .tho official cable, but It also
was apparent that tho door to further
negotiations was not closed.
While the slsto departmont was
making tho note public President
Wilson was at work In his study on
an outline of the reply which will go
forward early next week. The stato
department also made public tho text
at the Austrian naval department
sta t eases t wbleh stated that tha sub.
marine had fired on tho Ancona after
tbe ship had como to a stop.
Mexican Leader Abandons Revolution
Expected at Border Tonight Ta
Reside in U. S. or Europe Offi
cers of Villa Forces Told to Take
Care of Themselves In Future.
Eh 1'ASO, Tex., Dec. 18. Ocnornl
Villa hnR quit tho revolution nnd 1
expected nt tho border hero tonight
or tomorrow, ncoording to apparent
ly authentic reports from Chihuahua
Officers of Villa forces in Juarez
wero told to "tnke enro of thcra
fiolvcs." Tho ndviccs from tho noulli stato
that Villa formally nnnonnced his
intention of proceeding to tho Unit
ed States if permitted to cross tho
lino or to go to Europe.
According to the advices, the coun
cil of war held nt Chihuahua for sov
ornl days decided that General Villa
Nliould retire, nnd ho was no in
formed. In answer, General Villn is report
ed as saying that hn realized the timo
had como for his retirement.
"I have been surrounded by trait
ors," ho is said to havo declared,
"and by men who will not fight. ,T
sent lfiOO men to defend Santa Hon-,
uliu, nnd they joined tho Curranr.u
forces without n fight. 1 do not want
to micrifico you. I will gotb the
border, cross to tho United States,
if I am permitted, and there livo with
my family. If I nm not permitted to
cross tho border I will go to Europe."
Substantiation of the ndviccs from
Chihuahua appears in tetcgrnms from
General Obregon dated at Gnnyinmi.
on tho western coast, quoting n telo
grnm from n prominent Villa general
in full and stating that tho Villa gen
eral had scoured from Villn a proni
ino to retire nnd nsking a conference
with Obregon unon tho fnto of tho
Villa organization's personnel.
In reply General Obregon said ho
had stated to tho Villa general thut
Villa was without tho law, and
whether ho retired was a matter of
BY ROYAL DECREE
LONDON, Dee. 18. Four clnsscs
of recruit. who enlisted under tho
Enrl of Derby's plan wero called out
today by royal proclamation.
All recruits on tho Derbv rolls who
did not onlist for immediate somen
wore placed on the army reserve, rolls
nnd therefore tho first call for ser
vice of four classes is rando by tho
samo fonnnlitv ns in the ease or tlm
old army reservists who heretofore
nuvo noon called to tho colors.
Tho aimciiranco of nlaeanlH ton.
pod with the royal arms caused a stir
in the streets. The publio infers that
tho Derby enlistment plan has been
a success and thut conscription nt
leat is notdnouod. If it tdinntil 1c.
volop that any Inrgo percentage of
unmarriago eligible fuiled to enlist it
is oxneeted they will bo subject to
conscription as foreshadowed bv
Premier Asonith. beforo nnv call
are made for married men who vol
unteered under the Derby plan.
It is inferred tho government in
tends to consider tho first class, eon.
sisting of 18-yenr-old boys, ns cor
resjMiuding to the oluss of 1017 in
oontinentnl oountrios and will defer
indefinitely putting them in training.
Tho clashes called out nre group
'J, i). -I lllld 5 of tlin Dnrliv rnnmit...
The announcement, placarded by tho
wnr oineo, stuton that their Borvicca
will begin January SO.
Theso groups nro composed of un
married umii from 10 to 22 years of
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