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ruu Wall APPLE KING OF THE WORLD In thd title won with fruit from by a car of Rogue River app aa that won the sweepstakes prize at. the great Spokane apple show in competition all sections of America, proving conclusively that Rogue River fruit is the most perfect grown jn any country. Uulttil Pi Awiwlnllun. Full IawihI Wlro IU'Ktrt Thu only paper lu tho world published In a city tho hIxd of Muilfonl having n JciiMi'tl wire. MEDFORD I Tribune tfiiK weatttkr. Today and Thursday, cloudy,' occasional showers. Tues day, cloudy, high fr., low CO, rango 52. FOURTH YEAR. MEDFORD, OKECJON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1909. No. 218. WAIL GOVERNMENT SCORES IN CASE All Attompta to Block Pro gram Havo Mot With Do foat Taking of Evidence Has Boon Begun. WITNESS TELLS OF FRAUD IN MARKING Oaso Rapidly Progressing, but Will Consume a Month at Least Calculation. NEW YORK, Nov. 1. So far a the sugar trust cuso ha continued in thtH city t ho government lias scored nt every point and tlio taking of evi dence i under way. Alt motions to block progresn on tcchuiculiticK have been overruled. Andrew J. Mnlone, formerly n clerk in Cashier Pcndeningol'H office nt the Williamsburg plant of the hu kii rtniHt, who nwore that ho Haw Pcndcrnugel pay customs employes with vouchors, wont on the stnd to dny. Malnue nworo that the checkers re ceived $2.60 per day and government checkers received $3, although thu envelopes wero marked a if tlio gov enimcnt checkers received the same an the other. The defense in trying to create the impression that the, company, in or der to pay old employes more wage, without onusing friction, found it no coKHary to plneo incorrect figures on the ontmdo of the pay envcloeH. HOUSE OF LORDS SEALS OWN DOOM Parliament About to Be Dissolved Financial Situation Is , Chaotic. OFFICIAL INVOLVED IN SUGAR SCANDAL as CITY COUNCIL a JAMES REYNOLDS, FORMER UNITED STATES TREASURY OF FICIAL, WHO FIGURES IN SUGAR TRUST SENSATION. ltictiunl Parr, nh acting deputy In the cuntoinii department In New York, tina glvcu out a uli6tlotfl wtuUient regarding the frauds perpetrated upon tliv government In the nugnr tnut scnnditlii dntlng back to 1P07, when be was acting a a njhxIuI agent for the treasury department and luvcutlgHtliiK nc cunntloiii against the sugar (runt, lie state that on one occasion when bo elml a wtilplood of sugar nt the Ilrooklyn dock and before be bad made bis reKrt of the Mlture a telephone order from the treasury department at Wash lnjcton apprised bltn that no aeUurea were -to be made. lie soya ho was at a loss to kuow how tfio department learned no quickly of the occurrence and believes It wan a part of a plan to thwart hi vffortH to ferret out the sugar frauds. Parr's statement have tieen referred to James Reynolds, who was assistant secretary of the treasury at the time the seizure was made and Is now a member of the new tariff board, Mr. Iteynolds has Issued a prelim inary statement In which tie makes a general denial of Parr's charges. CONSIDERS REPORT SWITCHMEN BLOCK ALL TRAFF C 13th Child, Born on 13th, Age Twice 13, Jailed 13th, Gets 13 Years, Freed 13th Convicted cn 13th for Crime on 13th, Sentenced on 13th, He Has $13.13 in the Bank. (Unlleil Press tensed Wire,) LONDON, Dec. 1. Tlio feeling hero today in that thu house of lord, hy the rejection of thu budget, Healed Hh own doom. Tlio parliament wont into session onrly today in preparation for tlio dissolution of parliament. Premier Asquith conferred with the king todny. Tlio kinr will, it in expected, call tho privy council to gothor and draw up an order prorog ue parliament, which probably will ho Ront to tlio houso of coinmoiiH to morrow or Friday. Tho financial situation in chnntio nnd until tho now parliament as RomhloH tho nuthoritioa will attempt to collect ta.NOH under the old law. Attention is now being directed to tlio election, in which tho people will pasH upon the action of the lord in rol'iising tho budget. Mr. and Mrs. H. ( Lucas of Gales burg, III., are among Hume who are spoking n homo in n olinmto and country about liku tlio Rogue, River valloy. MONGOLIAN TAKEN TO PEN FOR EXECUTION (United I'rnss I.ensprt wire.) SAN niANCISCO, Cal., Doe. 1. In ohnrgo of Detective Sergeant Goo. MoMnlwii, Louie Willie, a youthful Chinese, will bo taken to San Quon tin today to pay tlio oxtrenio penally for tlio murder of bin stopmolhor near San Lu'ih Obispo, on August 17. Louio'a father, who Ib a wealthy rnnohov, had mado valuablo gifts of jowolry to his wifo, To soouro oor taiu trinkets tlio lad murdered tho woiiian and hid lior body in tho yard of tho ranch Iiouro. IIo is 10 yonvs of ago. UNCLE SAM AWAITS1W0 Ready to Make Move at Any Moment in Nicaragua Mat ter May Adjust the Matter Without Resort to Arms Crisis Is at Hand United States Making Arrange ments for tho Transportation of Troops to Scene. (United Press Leaned Wire.) WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. Thoro woro.no furtbort developments today In tho NIcnraguan situation, tho Gov ernment waiting for further advices from Central America. An official of tho stato dopartmont today stated that It was bollovod that ovory thing "would bo adjusted with out resort to arms, but that tho gov ornmont would bo ready to act quick ly In caso tho demands of tho govern ment wore Ignored. Tlio entlro matter now hinges upon tho Impending battlo between tho Nlcaraguun forces. It la bollovod that tho crlslH Is at hand, Undo Sam After Ships. SAN FItANCI8CO, Cal., Doc, 1. It waa rumored horo today that tho United Stetcn' (pilot Investigation of tho Htcamor Algoa, tho proporty of tho Pacific Coast Steamship compnny, JiaR a direct bearing on tho prosont Rtralncd Nlcnragua situation. Hopresontatlvcs of tho transport service nro Raid to havo secured plans of tho vessel, which woro forwarded to WaHhlngton, nnd It Is thought that tho ship may bo purchased or leased and held In readiness for moving troops or field eiulpmont should her services bo requlrod. Tho Algoa has a gross tonnago of "575 tons, nnd Is 445 feet lu length. Sho hns been Idlo Blnce January, 1907 except for a two months' period, when she was utillzod to transport coal. Colonel von Schroedor, superin tendent of tho army transport serv ice, ptnted today that ho has rocolv- cd official orders to preparo tho trans port Logan to sail for tho Philippines as scheduled, on December C. No Instructions concerning tho transports Iluford and Crook havo yet been for warded from Washington. Princeton lHsnhled. SOUTH DEND, Wash., Dec. 1. Tho United States gunnoat Princeton, on routo from Puget sound navy yard to Nlcaragunn waters to assist In pro tecting American Interests, Is lying at nnchor In tho lower bay, hnvlng boon roported off the coast horo Mon day night. Tho Princeton was tow ed In by the tug Daring. In just what manner tho wnrshlp Is disabled could not bo lenrned, nlthough It Is bollov od tho troublo Is with her engines. Former City Recorder Col lins Found to Be Owing the City $115.8S Difference Found of $618.95. COLLINS ASKED TO PAY ONLY PART Wherever It Was Shown That Clerical Errors Were Responsible Passed Over. A special session of the city coun cil held Tuesday evening was devoted to the consideration of the report re cently mnde by eiperts upon former City Recorder Collins' books. The expert? had reported n shortage o $(118.05, but after thoroughly going into tho mntter InM evening tho coun cil only found $115.88, which will b charged up to Mr. Collins. Wher ever it was shown that Mr. Collins had not benefited by the errors, the council decided not to hold him for the amount., AH of the errors were of a clerical rraffiie, suck ns any man might make. Owing to the complaints being made by property owners regarding bitulithic pavement nnd a so-called "monopoly," the council voted that n committee of two make a trip and look into the methods of paving in ther cities, which will be done before next summer. BIDS FOR BIO FIGtlT OPENED Tom McCarey of Los Angeles Goes as High as $110,000 Gleason of Frisco Offers $125,000. MURDERER PITE0USLY BEGS FOR RESPITE (United Press Leased Wlro.) NRWOASTDIU, Pn.i Doc. 1. Tho hammering of workmon on tha gal lows on which ho Is to bo hanged tomorrow throw Prod Uosona Into nn hour nftor tho carpenters began tho erection of tho posts, tho doomed mnn watched through tho bars. Sud denly ho hurled himself to tho floor, writhing In torror. After nn hour'.B work tho Jnll physician, Fathor Do nilta, iutoted 1.1 m nnd ho was put to paroxysms of hysteria, nnd whon tho .bed. Uov. Fathor Nicholas Domltn ontored Women of tho local W. O. T. U. i.m mil m Mm ellv tall todav ho who prosontod a potltlon to tho gov- throw himself nt tho priest's foot and In tho prisoner's behalf, drop- bogged nltoouBly that ho uso his In- d tho matter today.. fluonco to securo a stay of execution. Tho gnllows nro bolng built In tho pm jj, Hopkins returned Wcdnos- Jallyard but n fow foot from the grat- (nv f,.om n business trip to Port- lug of Rosona's cell. For moro than Mn, (United Press Leased Wire.) IIOHOKEN, N. J., Dec. 1. When tho bids for tho world's champion ship prirefight between Jeffries nnd Johnson were opened this nftemoon it was found Hint nil tho promoters had deposited nt least $5000 nnd in some instances ns much ns $20,000 was posted ns n gunrnnteo of good faith. iM ioiiowmg propositions wore considered : By Tom McCnvey, for tho Pacific iVthletie club of Los Angeles, 100 per cent of tho gross receipts, with 00 per cent of the moving pieture re ceipts, or a guaranteed purso of $110,000 and 50 per cent of the pie turo rccoipts. By Bicknrd and Gleason, who did not stnto the place where they would hold tho fight, other than that it would be in "Cnlifornin, Nevada or Utah," offering n guaranteed purso of $101,000 nnd 00 per cent of the moving picture receipts. By Olenson &. Coffrroth, stipulnt mg that tho fight bo held on July -1, 1010, at Colmn, New, or Snn Frnn eisco, offering $125,000 for nil tho privileges, of deposit of $15,000, n piirrso of $75,000 and 25 per cent of the pictures or 80 per cent of tho gross receipts, nnd 00 2-3 per cent of tho picturo receipts. MRS. STOKES-PHELPS SENDS AID TO SPOKANE TALKERS SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 1. Mrs. Rose Stokes-Phelps, wife of tho mil lionaire socialist of New York and Boston, hns sent n cheek for $50 nnd words of encouragement to tho freo speech fighetrs here. Tho letter was received by Elizn both Ctorloy Plynn, tlio T. W. W. lender, who was nvrested horo last night on charges of conspiracy. Northwest Has Hardly a Freight Train Moving on Account of Switchmen All Walking Out on Strike. PORTLAND ONLY CITY MOVING FREIGHT Passenger and Mail Trains Moving, Being Made Up by the Train Crews. (United Press Leased "Wire.) TACOMA, Wash., Dec 1. North ern Pacific and Great Northern rail way yards here are In an almost com plete tleup today through a general strike of the switchmen on the lines extending from St Paul west. On tho Northern Pacific lines 150 Tacoma switchmen are out and nearly every wheel which depends on the mis stop ped. Passenger trains are being op erated, but freight traffic Is almost at a standstill. Tho Northern Pacific this morning started a move to break the strlko hero by ordering brakemen 1o talcd tho places of the switchmen and In this way threo switch engines wero used principally to switch passenger cars, however, little attempt being made to handle freight business. The local Milwaukee yards were not af fected by the strike order. No Freights In Seattle. SEATTLE, Syash.. Dec. 1. No 1. Is Well, FKANKFORT, Ky., Dec. : thirteen an unlucky number? just read: Abo Lake, twice 13 years old, a convict, was pardoned here on the 13th, having been convicted of at tacking his sister-in-law. He Is the 13th child, born on the 13th of tho month, alleged to have committed his crime on the 13th, was tried and convicted on the 13th, was sentenced to 13 years, received at prison on Friday, the 13th, and beg ged to bo put In cell 13, but that cell was taken. He was pardoned on the 13th, and his sister-in-law committed suicide 13 months ago. He bad to his credit at the penitentiary $13.13. IMPROVEMENTS IN SIGHT FOR CITYEAST SIDE New Street Will Probably Be Opened From Main Just East of Bridg e South to Washington Street. Prepartaions are being made for the planting pf..40 acres of the Phippa tract east of Bear creek, to orchard the coming spring. This movement means one or both of two things in the wn' of improve ments on the east side a bridgo aeross Bear creek at the foot of Washington and n new street con necting with Main, jnst east of tho bridge and running south to Wash ington. It is more than likely that YwlM, tlinan nnf lnic in 41ia 'Plitnnj freight trains are arriving- in Seattle i tract will be made todny over tho Northern Pacific, tho Great Northern or Milwaukee rail roads, and freight for shipment to tho cast is being refused by the com panies affected by the strike of tho switchmen. Passenger and mall trains are movllng, but nro being made up by the train crews. Nego tiations looking to the settlement of tho trouble aro being carried on at St. Paul, according to local railroad officials, but it is not expected that any definite word of tho progress of nffalrs will be received until tonight. LETTERS ARE COMING 75 A DAY People From All Sections Are Writing Asking for Particulars Regarding Ap ples in Rogue River Valley. OVER 2000 HAVE SO FAR BEEN RECEIVED Never Before Was Commer cial Club So Deluged With Inquiries of Apple Land. Not Affect Tortland. rORTLAND, Or., Dec. 1. Local switchmen will take no part In the strlko ordered yesterday by tho switchmen's union of North America, nccordlng to an announcement mado hero today. Tills Is explained by tho fact that nil switchmen employed In tho Portland ynrds are affiliated with tho Brotherhood of Railway Train men nnd nro not associated with tho switchmen's union which ordered the strike. Tho switchmen employed In the lo- cal terminals aro "on the Job todny and freight traffic Is moving without Interruption. Spokane Affected. SPOKANE, Wash.. Dec. 1. With only tho officers of tho general yards and depot to handle the trains and switching business hero todny, tho freight tleup following tho general strike called by tho switchmen's union Inst night Is complete. Not n freight train on tho Great Northorn or Norohtrn Pacific Is mov ing. About S00 men nro Idlo on this division. The Christmas rush of freight will bo sent via tho O. R. & N. and tho Canadian Pnclflc. A committee of the city council w new negotiating for the opening of o street from the west end of Wash ington to Jackson street with n view to bridging the stream, nnd it is un derstood that negotiations are also in progress to open the street on the east side of the creek from Main to Washington. JOHN D. WORRIES ABOOTJpPPERS Apparently Indifferent, But It Is Known He Felt Relieved When He Reached His Car. An average of 75 letters a day are pouring in on the secretary of tho Commercial club all containing tho same refrain", which can be briefly summed up In the one word, "Ap ples." From the secretary's point of view, the world has suddenly gone crazy on apples in general and Rogne River apples in particular. When the Commercial club tinder took to arrange for exhibiting a car load of Rogue River Spltzenbergs at the national apple show It was ven tured by the bolder ones that it the car won a prize that the advertising the valley would receive would be invaluable, and that assertion has been more than verified, for since the local car won tho sweepstakes hun dreds of people have written asking for information. "Apples we want to know about apples and applo land," and the secretary has his hands full singing King Apple's praises. No less than 2000 letters havo been received as a direct result of the win cing of tho sweepstakes 1n Spokane, and there seems to be no abatement In sight. The whole affair was the greatest advertisement the valley ever received. Mr. nnd Mrs. J. R. Cowan of North Yakima, Wash., nro hero looking over tho prospects for good invest ments in Southern Oregon. 2."50 Out nt Butte. BPTTF. Mont.. Boo. 1. About !2,ri0 switchmen nro on strike in Mon- tnna today and freight traffic is nt a tahdstill. Passenirer trains, howv- pver. are lieiiEr moved as usual, as the trniuKion do the switching neeos nrv for them. The vnn1 nffected in this state arc the Northorn Pacific, tlio Great Northern nrt (ho Chicago. Milwaukeo & Paget Sound. (United Press Leased Wire.) CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 1. Not withstanding tho apparent indiffer ence with which John D. Rockefeller upon his nrrlval In New York was re ported to havo referred to tho sup posed attempt to kidnap him. It is known hero that ho exhibited much uneasiness until ho was safely aboard his prlvato car, bound for his coun try homo In tho Pantlco hills. Whon tho news of tho plot was brought to him he ordered the usual guard about his homo relnfqrced, nnd sorvants throughout the night patrol ed tho house In which many lights woro left burning. All efforts of tho police to find tho originators of tho kidnaping schomo have proved futile. OIL WORKER IS BLOWN TO BITS Explosion In Nitroglycerine Haza zine Wrecks Town In West Vir ginia Kills Man and Horse. CAMERON, W. Va.. Dec. 1. C Schuster, an oil worker, was blown to atoms today by an explosion In a nltro-glycerlne magazine nt Merlettta, near here. Bits of hide nnd bone ot tho horso Schuster was riding past tho mngazlno when tho explosion oc curred wero scattered for a radius of 50 yards. Many houses In the village wore Jarred looso from their foundations by the force of tho blast. Scores of windows were shattered. SOCIALISTS CONDEMN STAND OF SPOKANE Tho Sunday nftemoon meetings at tho Socialist hnll on North Grnpo street nro becoming very interesting. "Rosolvcd, That tho city officials of Spokane nro consured for their actions in trying to prohibit freo speech and freo press," is the ques tion for next Sunday afternoon. Dis cussion oponcd by Georgo IT. Miller, followod by Earnest Walters, II. P. Gould and otliors. JOE WILLIS GETS DECISION OVER GREER OF DENVER LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 1. Joe Willis of San Francisco defeat ed Jnok Greer of Donvor last night nt McCnroy's pavillion before ono of tlio largest crowds which havo over pnokod that fight shod. From tho first tap of tho gong un til tho closo of tho tenth round both henvios fought like demons. Their rapid interchanges brought tho fnns shouting to their feet timo after time. Following the gnmo exhibition last night, fight fans today declare Hint Willis has earned tho right to meet Jim Flyiin. They assert that ho enn give tho husky firemnn nil ho is looking for, and are anxious to see tlio two brouvht together.