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Medford Mail Tribune
Bhowcrs Mat. I1 IIh. -I M
rrccip. .am.
Korty.imconil Ynar.
OnllyHovunlli Ymr
NO. 207.
Postal Authorities Order Wholesale
Arrests of Patent Mcdlclno Men In
72 Cities on Evidence Accumulated
for Months Federal Departments.
Quacks Qettlna Rich Since Supreme
Court Ruled They Could Not Be
Prosecuted for MIsBrandlnu.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20.-Pol-in
n mi-r General Prank II. Hitchcock
orderod today tho Mlmultniiuotm ar
rest or 175 manufacturer of nlloged
Utiaok patent medicines In 72 eltlc
throiiKliotit twenty-two nlntvti.
Thin action Is thu result of months
of Investigation directed against
flruiH manufacturing medicinal pre
parations' roimlilurcd njurlous to tho
puhlc health.
Ilcalrrs AImi Included
The dragnet it uhned lit nil sorts
tif uunekH, cure venders, healers, ma
ternity tlnelors mul "specialists."
Tint evidence wiih nreiiinidnted for
mouth during which limr Hit) post
office authorities probed the iirtiv
ilies of tho medical mhortitnTH in
various now tampers llnoinjliont thu
It ii understood Hint thu depart
ment of agriculture oliniitKlH co-op-united
ill tin) work. The indictments
ehurgri limiting of obscene iiiuttor or
using lo iiinlU to defraud. The
ipiiickM, it is said, huvo been gelling
?n5rhrfjnrni(rtlmtiitTrin rntirj ruled
tluit tho jiiirn footl law could not bo
iim'iI to troMjctito pulonl mod it'ftit
iiiuiiufucttircrx for 'luUhrnniliiij:"
except when tho labels fnlNoly in
formed tlio public tcgurding tho
ipiuutily or o,iinlilv of tho niiitotiulH
used in their eoinixiMtiou. Ah a re
Mill tho government wiih isiMorlrss
to net until today's niovo wiih plann
ed. Mini) on Con!
Aihices received tip to 'J o'eloek
this aflertioon show Hint one urrost
wiih niiiilo in Kansas City, thren in
Milwaukee, two in St. I.onis, four in
Indianapolis, one in Peoria ami two
in Piltsbtirg'
Tho iiiiiulier of inilicliucitts isMied,
in unions cities wiih anuotineed hero
today. They iiielude: Kew York two,
Chicago I). Poithiud, Ore. nine, Oak
laud 8, I .oh AiiroIos 21, San .lose 11.
Seattle 8. Spokano ft, San Francisco
7, Alnuieda 'J, one each in Salt Lake
City, lb'llhighiiiu, "CiOHeeul ami Tn
coma, Wash,; Kitcramcnlo, IVtuliiiiin,
Fiosun and (lleudale, California.
AicsstA at San l-Vaiii'lico
- SAN' FltANCISCO, Nov. 'JO.-I'our
miosis woro uiiulo today from the of
fieo of tho United States marshal in
San IVaiieihco in coinieclion with the
nationwide prosecutions for using
Iho uiailri to Mill illegal drugs,
In Sail Fruuoisco .Mrs. Dr. W.
Trojan of 2002 Mission stioct,iiiid
(Continued on Pugo !l)
1IUDA I'UST, Nov. 20, Through
Dr. Danoff, prosldont of thu nulur
lan cjianibor of doputloB', AiiHtrla Ih
offlelnlly Informed today or tho In
tention of tho Ilnlknu Louguo to
Htaud Holldly huhlnd Sorvla In ItH dltt
puto with AiiHtrla over Albanian mm
porta. Thin nollco wuh glvon per
sonally to AiiHtrlun offlululti hero liy
Dr. Danoff, although It wan attomptod
to dlsgultu tho rout objoct of hlu iiiIh
hIoii to Hilda 1'ohI,
"If AustrU-UitiiKiiry docldod to bar
Korvla'H road to tho Adrlutlo by forcu
of urniH," J)r! Danoff Ih reported to
hiivo liifonuoil Aimtrlan otflolalH,
"you will find tho llulknn Loukuo
liattllim uu liiiliiHtrloiiBty for our uly
itH wo aro doing lu tho war with Tur-
Gantjslers Who Turned States Evi
dence Aualnst Becker and Gunmen
Released for Their Confessions
Gunmen to Bo Sentenced Tuesday.
Justice Goff Denies Motion for New
Trial and Appeal Will Be Taken
Wives Arc Liberated.
NBW YOHK, Nov. 'JO.-Freedom in
in hluhl today for the four New York
(umhlcrri wliono (cfdiuinny reultcd in
tho conviction of former Police hleu
tciiaul tharloH P. Meeker and hi
hired uiiiimcn. The four men "Hald
Jack" Kohc, "Ilriducy" Webber,
Harry Valloii and Sam Schcppn
think they may be rcleaxrd thin after,
noon nH a lowaril for their oonfen
hioiiH. All four will leave New York
at once, hul have promised to icluni
if needed to tehtify.
Kcolciuc on Tuoatlny
Hote Ih coiuir to Ioudoii to com
plele a book on tho underworld and
later will K" into the theatrical biioi
iichh. Webber, who is wealthy, plans
a tour of tho world. Valloii ban an
nounced bin intention of uoiui to tho
Argentina Hepublic, where ho phiiiH
to i)K'ii n Kiunhlinc chtablihliincnt.
Schvppii avH ho will no to Hot
HprincH, Ark., to recuperate from the
effeeta of bin loiic eonfiiiciiiciit.
Seuteiico on llnrrv llorrowilr., uliii
"Oyp Iho (lood";,"Urt.vL!)5ip" Ho
ohbe, WliJli'y'' TiwJh and "Dago
Prank'' CirofJei, convicted of first
degree murder for hlayinc Oambler
Herman Iomulhal, will bo impoHcd
next Tuesday, November till.
Itrlaln Tlielr Xcnn
Thin date wax fixed by Justice
John V. Golf in Iho Hlalo Mipremo
court nfler niolioim to net aside the
verdict and demands for a retrial
had been denied.
Tho Kiiiiincn ictaiued their nerve
today and were defiant and sullen
throughout tho procecd'uin,
Jiihtice doff crauled a inotion to
release the wives of llorrowitr. and
Cirofici, who have been held in the
Iioiiho of detention bore since the ar
rest of their husbands several weeks
IMTTHMJIUJ. Fa., Nov. 20. "If
tho report Ih true, I hot tho girl had
to pop tho question," Bald Harney
DroyfiisH, president of tho Pittsburg
I'lrates, dUuussIng n report today
that Haas Wagner, star shortstop, Is
soon to marry pretty Miss HosbIo
Smith of West Pittsburg.
"Hans Is so Imshful," added Drey
runs, "that ho prefers to Hit up all
night In tho smoking ear rather than
sleep In a Pullman If tho cor carries
women passengers."
"You'll huvo 'to ask Mr. Wagner
about It," was all tho satisfaction tho
reporters could got from Miss Smith.
SKATTLB, Nov. ,J0.-Found not
Ifiiilty nflor beinc held in jail for two
yearn al Nome, Alaska, on tho cliargo
of loolinc sluieclioxos, John Tilborc
i Kiiiuc ill" Pioneer Miiiinc company
for .ttitlOtUOO ilaiuuKcH in tho hiipciior
uourl boro today. Tilborc was night
foreman for (ho company for u tinio
prior to tho arrest which was not
Hindu until ho camu to Soattlo and
Hold gold for $11,11(10, which ho
olainiH was his own. Ho alleges that
a roipiisiliou for him wiih Issued be
fore Iho complaint was sworn to. Ho
uskH .$5 n day for tho timu hu wiih
detained in jail and balm for hoiuc
"advort'iHed to (ho world at Irj;o us
U cold, tlijof.0 .
Two Countries on Verne of War
Servla Yields to Austrian Demands
and Permits Courier to Prohe Al
leged Murder of Consul at Prlsrend
General Savoff Chosen as Bulgaria's
Representative in Peace Negotia
tions. IlKltl.lN, Nov. 20. Tho AiiHtrlan
Kovornmeut today hoiii an ultimatum
to Korvla rcKirdliic tho dispute over
A limn Inn port, accord I tic to an
nouncement made here todny In tho
A motKOKo from Vienna nUo (piotcx
tho ltuIclipot, ono of tho Icndlnc
nnwtpnpern of Hint city, as saying
that Austria and Borvln aro on the
vcrK of war.
HOMi:, Italy. Nov. 20. Following
dispatches from Ilcrlln which said
that Austria bad scut an ultimatum
to Servla It wns reported hero today
that Italy also has demanded that
Horvlu explain her treatment of Ital
ian consuls In Albanian towns cap
tured by tho Servians.
Hen In Yields to Prwmuro
VIHNNA, Nov. 20. Under 'pros
sure of Austria, Servla today allowed
a courier from tho Austrian foreign
offlco to start tor Frlsrond to Inter
view tho Austrian consul, Prochaska.
Sd lltfoforiBilihtteJreHtr-li
(allow tho courier to proceed to Frls-
rond to Investigate why Prochaska
failed to answer messages nlnco tho
Servians captured that town.
It was roported horo at tho tlnio
of tho rnpturo of Prlsrend that Pro
chaska had been murdered by Serv
ian troops for having sheltered Al
uinninns who sought protection In tho
Austrian voitsulatc.
Morn Tronldo Hcctctl
FAKIS, Nov. 20, Despatches ro
cclvod hero today from Vienna Indl
cato that Servla Ih yielding to Aus
tria's demands that sho bo allowed to
probo reports that Consul Prochaska
was ill-treated when tho Servians
captured Prlsrend. This, however,
Is not hcllovcd to huvo removed all
danger of a clash between Austria
and Servla, and If tho Prochaska
charges aro confirmed moro serious
troublo Is certain.
SOFIA, Nov. 20. General Savoff
wits chosen today as llulgarla's rep
resentative In tho pcaco negotiations
with Turkey. Feuding tho negotia
tions, all hosUlllllcB hnvo ceased
along thu Tcliatalju Hues.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Frcsl
dcut Taft today cancollod nil engage
ments for tomorrow, Intending to
Htart preparations for what may bu
his last message to congress.
For weeks tho president has boon
dlsuiisslnc tho tenor of tho message
with his cabinet officers and solecUng
data but tho text of tho mossago In
still unwritten. It Is gouorally bo
llovod that tho messago will otnpha
sUo pleas for a workmon's compen
sation law and currency reforms.
NMW YOHK, Nov. 20. An agree
ment between tho Grand Trunk and
tho Now York, Now Huvon and Hurl
ford railroads Is uudor Investigation
horo today by tho federal grand jury
to determine vliuthur It lu la re
straint of trado and stlflea competi
tion. Tho Inquiry la being personally
conduotod by D8trJ9t Attorney Wise.
W W.
Thnt choleraj !tloii and dovtltution are tncrcaslns among the mnnj thou
nnds of wnuudt wtriler nod rcfut:cM lu Coiisiuntlnnple wan Itir iibtaiice
of a ilcupntcli reTclrcd by Ucar S. Siruu. of New York, from V. W. Itockblll.
the American Amtunador lo (he TurklsU cnpltut. The despatch read us fol fel fol
eows: i
"There arc now more ibon H.OOO sick and wounded soldiers here. Cholera
Keenit to tie Incrennlns fust. Much sickness and destitution among the many
thouiuind refugee."
Mr. 8lrau us AinliaKsador to Constantinople few years ago. nnd .Mr
Itorkhlll already ImiI appealed to blm by cable to obtain roller for the Turkish
WASHINGTON, Nov 20. -When
Prcsldeut-Klcct Woodrow Wilson
marches In the Inaugural parade to
tako the oath ot office next March
ho will be accompanied by a body
guard ot suffragettes, according tn
tho assurances given today to the
ICuffrugc association of tho District
of Columbia. This will bo the first
time In tho history of tho United
States that women havo acted in
such a capacity.
It Is expected thnt 10,000 sul
rragottcs will be in Hue, many of
them having cast their votes for Wil
son lu tho equal suffrage states. A
general call for volunteer marchers
will bo proponed tn tho National con
vention of the American Woman Suf
frage association, which meets to
morrow in Philadelphia.
HOCHKSTKU, N. Y., Nov. 20.
An all-day debato tn tho American
Fcdorutlou of Labor convention hero
was oxpectcd to rosult todny from
tho Introduction of a resolution by
delegates of tho United Mlno Work
ers of America stipulating that tho
federation should cater to Indus
trial ruthor than craft unionism, to
"ofror cohesive opposition to a
united association of employers."
Immediate objection to tho reso
lution was offered, and a red hot do
butu followed.
LOS ANGKI-KS, Nov. 'JO. -A sen
uloriul iiivestigatinc cominittec. tunn
ed to probe condition's al thu na
tional boldior' homo t Saw telle, bo
can Uu work here todav. The. tout-
mitteo is composed of Sonat jv Jones
of Waslitngton, tairon oi iow 'Mox
ioo and Chamberlain of Oregon,
John K. Mefliomtv. u Lui Ainreles
nutlior nnd publishor, wua tho first
witness called. JleUi-onrty tcMilicd
that ho personallv had obsoived Unit
tho ImrruckK tit I'm-hoino wore unfit;
that the inmates woro subjected to
indignities ami Unit' their toad witg
SALK.M, Ore., Nov. 'JO. Governor
Wot this moruiiic announced that
Lieutenant Colonel Hcrton Iv. Law
son of the Oregon National Guard
had been uppoiutcd to supercede
Krunk II. Curtis as superintendent of
tho Oregon state enilentiary. Super
intendent Curtis has resigned. That
the chance wns pendinc was not
known outsido the executive office
nnd came ns u surprise. Tho gover
nor refuses to state what led to the
chunge. Among tho first duties of
tho new superintendent will bo to
officiate tit tho hanginc of five mur
derers on Friday, December 13.
sides beinc charged with fleecing moro
than 800 looal women on a suit club
swindle, Charles W. Iliekcy appeared
in Superior Judge Dunne's court hero
today to answer to a more serious
charge of scudinc laborers to Siski
you county to fill imaginary posi
tions after acceptinc fees from tho
In tho employment ngvncy scheme
Mickey is alleged to bu associated
witli Arthur Meadows. Upon nrrivitiR
iu Siskiyou county, tho men sent
there were informed thnt no place
was open for them. Thoy appealed
to tho authorities.
Tho suit club charge against
Mickey in Judge Wellcr's court was
called today but set over.
1A1NDON, Nov, 20. Through tho
efforts of Sir Kdgur Sproyor, curry
lug on tho work of the lato Churlos
T, Yorkcs, tho nowor tubes ot tho
Loudon general omnibus company
nnd tho United tramways company
aro consolidated today with tho Cen
tral London railway, city and South
London railway and tho Metropoli
tan oloQtrlo tramways company,
A now corporation is to bo formed
to combluo tho two companies. Tho
total Issued capital of tho combluod
concerns exceeds 1,325,000,000,
Woman Testifies that Business Agent
for Alleged Dynamiters Offered
Her $100 to Get Incriminatory Pa
pers From Former Union Auditor.
Dugan Identifies Check for $25
Given to Pay for Dynamiting of
INDIANAPOLIS, lud., Nov. 20.-
Sworn testimony that Fred J. Sher
man, business agent for tbo Indiana
polls Ironworkers' local, offered her
$100 to steal incriminating dyna
mite evidence from tbo home hero of
Patrick Dugan while the latter was
In Los Angeles as a witness In tho
McNamara trial was offered at the
dynamite conspiracy trial today by
Mrs. Mary Jarrell.
Sherman Is ono of tbo defendants
and Dugan, a former member of the
auditing committee for the Interna
tional association of Bridge and
Structural Ironworkers, gave damag
ing testimony earlier in the da"y
against the accuseC men.
Itansackcd Iluguii House
Mrs. Jarrell admitted sho ran
sacked the Dugan home several times
but could not find any papers bear
ing on dynamltings.
Mrs. Dugan corroborated much of
Mra. Jarrcll'a testimony, tolling ot
the numerous visits she made to -her
horae. .She said, that Mrs! Jarrell
several times had tried to Induce ber
to Icaro home. Mrs. Jarrell promis
ing "to take care of things."
Dugan then Identified the bank
book which tho government repre
sentatives produced. He also Iden
tified n check for $25, made payable
to A. Fitzgerald, which Dugan said
was "In payment for tho fool dyna
miting ot a non-union garage in In
dianapolis." Jerome Drought In
Dugan testified that in May, 1906,
John J. McNamara declared that
William T. Jerome, then district at
torney of Now York, had summoned
President Ilyan to Now York regard
ing eastern dynamltings, chiefly
those In Hoboken, N. J. He sworo
ho heard Hockln discussing Detroit
dynamltings at union headquarters In
Indianapolis in 190S.
SAN FltANCISCO. Nov. 20 True
bills against threo former public of
ficials, Henry Ford, attorney nnd
former United States commis-iouer
at Eurekn; John A. Prentis attorney
nnd former deputy United States
marshal for Humboldt county, and
William Murphy, former comity clerk
of Humboldt county, now under in
dictment for extortion, aro expected
to bo returned Friday by the federal
grand jury, according to United
States District Attorney Gavin Me
Nub horo today.
The iudioted tuon aro charged with
urrcsling salooumen for selling liq
uor (o tho Indians and accepting $100
cash bail from them which was never
roeeivod by tho government. Tho ar
rest of thirteen suloonmen wns umdo
in ono day by the defendants. All
of theso thirteen arc hero as wit
nessos. The expose followed a silent inves
tigation on thu part of government
officials lasting moro than throe
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. John D.
Hookefellor sent to tho Hcd Cross
horo today $3000 to bo used for the
relief of tbo woliuded lit tho Ilalkan
war without regard to race, creed or
Houkefcllor expressed Ins willing
ness to contribute more money if it is
Cam Here Last Winter From ieston
in Search of Health Purchased a
Small Tract East of City and Later
Invested at Portland.
Left City Tuesday Nl&tit fer Rose
burg and Was Found 'Dead in His
Room Had Shot Himself.
ROSEBUHO, Ore, Nov. 20.
Whitcomb Field, representing n largo
eastern syndicate in a Douglas coun
ty land colonization venture wns
found dead in his room today. Ho
had shot himself through tho temple.
It is thought a nervous breakdown
from which he had suffered for bev
cral months wns the cause.
Cheerful Hcforo Itctlrlng
Field arrived from Medford on tho
midnight train nnd occupied room
No. 43 of the McCIallen Hotel.
Upon reaching the hotel Mr. Field
conversed with parties for nearly an
hour when he retired. At the ttmo
of the conversation last night the de
ceased evidenced no symptoms ot
mntal depression and appeared In
tho best of spirits. Falling to reach
the dining room for breakfast this
morning. John W. Parker with whom
Mr. Fields was associated in business
went to the latter' room where ho
attempted & awakoa hU jurtH&Jv
Fallfng to aroiiso the inmate of the
room, Mr. Parker appealed to hotel
attaches who forced open the door
and found Mr. Fields lying on iho
bed. A bullet wound In the right
temple furnished mute evidence ot
the tragedy that had been enacted.
Owing to the fact that the body -wan
still warm when discovered, Dr.
Seely was notified. A brief examina
tion of tho body on the part ot tho
physician showed that tho bullet en
tered tho right temple., The Tovolver
which was ot tho 38 calibre variety
waa found In tho bed as It had
dropped from the deceased hands
when the fatal shot was tired.
None Heard Shot
Although nearly every guest at tho
hotel was interviewed this morning
no one heard tho shot which ended
tho life ot tho unfortunato man. lu
fact persons occupying tho adjoining
rooms to the ono occupied by Mr.
Fields claim they hoard nothing out
ot tho ordinary during tho night.
That tho deqd was fully promedl
tated Is evidenced In a note written
by Fields and found In his room fol
lowing his death. Tho note reads,
"Plcaso notify my brother Honry C.
Fields, G17 Western avenue, Seattlo,
Wash., also John W. Parker of tho
McCIallen Hotel." Tho nolo waa
unsigned but notwithstanding tho
handwriting was ldoutitlod as that
of Mr. Fields this morning. Au In
quest will bo hold tomorrow.
Field formerly practiced luw in
Boston, coming west a your ugo in
liopo of benefiting his health. Mo lefl
a nolo saying to notify his brother,
Henry C. Field, in Seuttlo. Mo wns
30 years of age. Me graduated from
Harvard in 1005 mid was one of thu
most brilliant members of tho class,
being elected class orator. Mo after
wards lectured in tho Harvard law
school and wits associated in Itostou
(Continued ou page 2,)
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 20i
Moro than fifty porsons were kllM
In a hurrcan,o which struck th
town of Savannah, on thaorlh twwt
ot Jamaica Island, uccordlRK Iks
crow of a frull steamer whleh ar
rived horo this at ternoen, The twii
Is roported to have been ralwd by thi
hurricane, ' ,!
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