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MEDJTORB, OREGON, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1909.
480 PERISH IN COAL MINE E
ESCAPE CUT OFF BY RACING . UNCLE JOE'S MRS. STE1HEIL ACQUITTED
HEAT SQ INTENSE (ffltlllS 111 HOW IMS t& BSW W III HI MNMM
RESCUERS NOT HUES TALK If! IIJilBEi OF nermann mdder promised to REUNION q IS TO INVADE' JOIN INJNIID
ABLE TO OVER TREE REGISTERS "Sr MANY ARE STATE OF FRENZIED
MOW PI AMTIMC , IK f.Kfi PPPCFNT flDFGMI QWIIM
Men Just Preparing to Leave When
Explosion Came Entire Towp
f Is Shaken Heartrending
Scenes at Mine.
CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. .13. Four
hundred a'nd eighty men perished
this evening in a coal mine explosion
in' the Cherry bituminous mines near
r,n Salle. III.
A terrific fire is raging and res
cuing parties are absolutely unable
to get near tho imprisoned workers.
Thoro is not one chnnco in a thou
sand ,that any cscapod -alive. 4
Late tonight a party of 12 vol'
unteerfl returned, from the shaft af
tor a fruitless effort to reach tho en
Fire dnmp caused tho explosion,
which caved in all approaching shifts
and tunnels. Tho fiorco firo which
followed drove out all rescuing par
ties. A shift of 205 men woro jusjt pro
jnring to leave at tho 0 o'clock shift
when tho explosion came. Fivo min
utes later theso'205 would have been
" Tho explosion shopk tho town of
Cherry and wns felt in La Salle.
Ten corpses woro recovered.
Phono messnges woro sent in all
directions for aid.
Heartrending scenes woro enacted
at tho mouth of the mine, where hun
dreds of women, wives, sweethearts
and children of tho entombed men
Tho accident is tho worst ever -occurring
in tho middle west.
CITY AT DEADLOCK
WITH MIKE HANLEY
"Nothing Doing" Is Result of Con
ference of City Dads No De
cision Is Reached.
An informal meeting of the city
council was held Snturday for tho
purposo of discussing a compromise
with M. F. Ilnnloy aud settling tho
deadlock that has existed and block
ed tho completion of tho city's wa
ter system. No decision was arrived
at and tho situation is unchanged.
It is understood that tho city will
not make a further concession to Mr.
Hnnley, having- offered him $l'i,000
for Wasson cauyon water, ns against
his offer of $20,000.
'SEATTLE, Nov. 13. Judge
Mitchell Gilliam of the su
premo court surprised the city
by a sudden call for, a grand
jury late this afternoon. Bus
iness men are said to be back
of a move to investigate city
niwl cniit'tv officials. All the
-judges of, tho Supremo court
concur. A big scandal is ex
Conference Is Held in City Hall-
City Attorney Tells of Legal
Steps Which Might Be..
Taken hy Council." '.
The Indies of tho Greater Medford
club at their meeting Snturday after
noon were, in conference with tho for;
cstry service, tho mayor anad tho city
attornoy in rolation to their plans for
making a "city boautiful" of Mod
ford. A committeo appointed by tho club
..a UU...1..UUJU "Mstiraa. is tho Oregon ngcrit for
tlio city aiucu materially bjft map!
lurmsueu mem uy J. o. riowarti, tno
votoran civil engineer, nnd ono of
tho fnthors of tho town with a view
a t a t- r- -r-r- JTV . 1
to ascertaining the number of trees
necessary to socuro in order that ov
ary street might in the near fularo
have its bordor "of shalo. In their
canvass tho ladies found nn almost
universal disposition among tho
proporty Qwnors to beautify their
holdings by tho planting of shndo
trees, and believe that tho mattor of
tho .first planting can be considered
Tho trees, in whatever quantity re
quired, havo been promised' tho club
at actual cost, nnd tho plan is to givo
tho property owners tho advantage of
Mr. Foster, of tho forest service,
spoko on tho proper distance for tho
planting of thy trees and tho general
care of them.
City Attornoy Porter G, Ncff in
structed tho club on tho legnl re
quirements and tho authority which
might bo oxorcised by the city in tho
promises. Undor tho charter tho city
loin vcinli-o that troos bo planted or
that they bo removed; can provide
tho distance apart and their location,
in relation to tho sidownlk or curb
ing, but that the care of tho trees
after planting is a mattor to bo pro
vided for horoaftor, oithor by tho city
council or by an amendment to tho
charter compelling property owners
to care for them.
Mayor Canon wns present and
agreed to appoint a commission' from
names suggested by tho club to tako
tho matter in ohnrge and oversee tho
planting nnd selection of the trees.
Dr. E. Bnrton Pickel of this city,
membor of the stnto board of health,
nt tho request of tho ladies, has
made tho following stntcmcnt regard
ing tho hpnlth feature of shade trees:
"Someone has said that shade
trees were detrimental to health;
that exclusion of sunshine increased
soil moisture, stimulating mold for
mations, if not actuallv creatine? n
' - " n
I culture field for the growth' of nil
germ life, was conducive to a pro
longed virility, increasing tho dangers
of infection; that decaying vegeta
tion was greatly increased, forming
ono of our most prolific sources of
soil contamination and infection; that
by tin exclusion of sunshino ono of
bur most powerful disinfectants and
germicides is lost through lack of t
dwsumtion I Hint the war cry ef free-
Salesman Says Statistics of Com
pany Show That Medford Leads
in Quality and Number of
"Statistilcs in our office show us
that Medford not only leads Oregon,
but the United States, in tho num
bbr nnd quality of cash registers in
uso in tho city, considering the num
ber of inhabitants. No other city in
tho state Jsan como near touching it."
buch is the stntcmcnt of John T,
Stover oY"Snlom. who ronresonts the
Wnaujajy Cash ucgistor company. Mr.
ijtfi company, so that statistics are
available in tho office,
"Medford is certainly a splondid
business town and I nm always cor
tnin of doing n good business wljcn
(loin from diseaso on every hand is
more sunshino, as all forms of bac
teria aro quickly killed by it; that its
offoots on tho higher lifo is to
quicken nil tho vital processes by en
riching tho blood nnd stimulating cell
"Tho abovo and possibly many
othor points in favor of sunlight
must bo admitted, but it is not by
any moans chief among remodies for
diseaso or its proven lion. Trcds aro
groat nbsorbors of carbon, monoxide
nnd othor poisonous gases distribut
ed through tho atmosphere. Carbon
dioxide, which is thrown off by all
animals in largo quantities as well
as in nil forms of combustion, while
only injurious by replacing of oxygon,
is kopt at nu equilibrium lnrgely by
being taken up by treo and plant lifo.
Shndo trees increnso oxygen in the
New Issue of City Improvement
Bonds Will Be Authorized
The delivery of tho bonds issued,
October 1 for tho' improvomont of
Oakdalo avenue and of C and D
streets was completed this week.
Tho issue amounts to $54,000 nnd
$49,750 of tho amount was eubsoribed
for by Phil Grossmayer and associ
ates of Portland. 'The bnlnnco was
taken up by local people.
A new issue for new water mains'
and sewer districts 7 and 8 will be
authorized next wcok, and this issue
has been practically subscribed for
Portland capitalists seem to bo
looking for Medford municipal
bonds, as Recorder Telfer has on
file numberless letters of inquiry
from that source as to present and
future issues of Medford bonds, and
in most cases a premium is offered.
HE HEARS OF SPEECH
Uncle Joe Lets Himself Out and Says
Papers Arc Sore on Him Owing
' to Duty on Wood Pulp.
BLOOMINGTON, 111., Nov. 13.--Uncle
Joe Cannon's dnudcr is up. In
a speech hero late last night the
sponkor of tho. house of representa
tives handed out tho bitlorest exebr
ciation of his enemies that ho has
yot dolivered. "
"Undo Joe" declared that tho
riowspapors of tho country aro after
his scalp bocausb tho free wood pulp
liill failed ,locaiii&&Vthnt they aro
trying to mako Cnnnonism nu issue.
In his spedeh last night Cannon al
leged that Herman Itiddor, president
of tho Amoricnn Publishers' associ
ation, headed a deputation which de
manded that ho "railroad" through
congress by illegal means a bill re
moving tho duty on wood pulp, prom
ising Cannon tho support of tho coun
try's big nowspupors in return.
Cannon declared that ho refused
to be bought or cajoled and that tho
big publishers then wont out after his
Lie,- Says Ridder.
(United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Nov; 13.-r"It's a lio,
a baso lio."
This was the statement mado by
Herman Riddor today when shown .
tho speech of "Uncle Joe" Cannon,
in which tho speaker stalqd that Rid- (
dor wanted "to rnilroad" the wood
pulp bill thrii congress nnd that,
in roiurn uincer wouiu insure nun
tho support of tho big newspapers of
"How could I pledge tho support
qf tho Now York papers?" continued
Riddor. "Why, tho ninn's crazy, ab
solutely crazy. The story is falso
and absolutely ridiculous."
"Cannon surely must bo insnno to
mako such a statement. I did not
pledge him tho support of even my
own paper, tho Staatz Zcitung. I
novcr tnlkod to him about obtaining
tho support of tho newspapers in any
SMALL BLAZE CALLS
OUT FIRE DEPARTMENT
. An alarm from the Medford Phar
macy called out the firo department
Saturday morning, The boys re
sponded in good time, blit tho flame's
had been subdued by the' time they
nrrived on the sceno. $,J 4
repair work is
Owing to the not that tho
pressroom of the Mail Tribune
is being overhauled nnd ex
tensive repairs mudo, the
press work on the paper is
not nt its best. Within n day
or two matters ,will be ad
Big Gathering for Second Annual Re
union Splendid Program Is
Followed by a Jolly
Tho Rogue Rivor Society of Native
Ponnsylvnnians mot Saturday in tho
Presbyterian church at 11 a. m. This
is tho second annual mooting of this
society. There is now a membership
of 58, besides mnany who havo not
yet nttended tho meetings of tho so
oioty.' Those who attended" this session
woro: Mr. and Mrs. J. Fj, Watt, Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Shiolds, William An
glo, D. W. Luko, Miss Lottn Lnko,
Miss Alico M. Elder, Professor U.
G. Smith, Mr. and Mrs, Jamps Kelso,
Mrs. Etta Stovonson, Mr. nnd Mrs.
Charles H. Donniston, Mrs. Eliznboth
D. Pfoutz, Mrs. Gaddis, W. H. Watt,
Professor Fiold, Theodore W. Kelso,
Medford; Mr. Moado, Mrs. Alzina II.
Mendo, Grants Pass; Guorgo B. Wil
son, Ashlnnd; Mrs, Frmk, Mrs. Too
moy, Mr. nnd Mrs. S. K. Adams,
Professor Field gavo two selections
on - tho pipo organ. These woro very
highly enjoyod both, in tho render
ing nnd in tho clenr explanation of
tho spirit aud idea of tho Rplcotion
before it wns rendorcd on tho organ,
D, W. Luko spoko of tho influence
of Pennsylvania in our nation's his
tory, lio said that Pennsylvania Is
whoro tho spirit of liberty flamed,
and tho Declaration on Independence
was written. It is where tho Inde
pendence boll rang out the glad news
SEEMS TO BE COLD
Local Man Finds Nothing Wrong
With Exhibit Rules at the
According to tho tologram recoived
by J. A. Perry from W. A. Hookor,
who is in charge of the car of.ijpitz
onburgs shipped by TroiiKpn'dcf Oitth
rio to tho Spokane npplo h$w, either
the report from Hood River Hint the
management of tho show hnd'ehungod
tho rules wns without foundation or
tho change had not boon divulged to
Ho says in his telegram: "Tronsou
& Guthrio car first on tho grounds;
looks fine. Ashland car not in yet.
Our other exhibits, individual box
exhibits, show up good."
Nothing is said of the change in
rules or tho necessity of nny repack
ing other than contemplated when tho
car was shipped. 1
The Hood River' kiok.snoins to Im
developing into a clear ouso of "cold
foet." ' ' , ,
Chicago, Milwaukee & St,
Make Everett and Not
Its Terminus in
. Paul Will
PORTLAND, Nov. 13. A Wash
ington special says:
Th govornmont has information
that tho" Chicago, Milwaukeo &- StV
Paul railroad will mako Evorott, and
not Soattlo, its terminus. Tho road
will also build to Portland and ako
an active part in tho crusndo in this
It waijcfijijly reported in Port
land 4'l't this" rond hnd soourod an
option on 14 blocks of land in tho
north end. Tho Evorott deal is said
to bo tho result of tho efforts of
the big lumber interests thoro. ,
in 1770 and tho flag of our nntion
Washington began his military ca
roor in Ponnsylvnnin, and in it Lin
coln mado his most famous speech.
Franklin, Buchanan, Blnino nnd Quay
havo added to Pennsylvania's fame
and glory. Tho resources of Penn
sylvania, aro groat and sho has ox
orted a great Tnflucnco in tho com
mercial Mlovelopniout of our country.
Hor influcnco for education has al
ways boon for tho very best.
W. F. Shields 'spoko on "What
Ponnsylvaniann Should Stnnd for on
thd Pncifio Const," spying that all
Ponnsylvnnians should lend in prog
ress nnd novor allow thomsolvos to bo
run down by thof progress. Thoy
should bo optimislitc and with pro
photio vision thoy-should look into
tho future Thoy should regard
themselves as able to copo with tho
duties of a citizen on this const, and
should allow no ono nor any combi
nation of men to crowd them out of
what is their nocossary rights nnd
privileges in tho making of our coun
try. Pennsylvnninns should stand for
education nnd tho honor of tho flag.
Professor U. G, Smith spoko Of tho
great mon of Pennsylvania and hor
special glory and honor in boing tho
first stnto to cstnblish n univorsity,
Thnt stnto ho said had produced
soma grout leadors of men, nnd thnt
the pooplo loved justico nnd right,
nnd that thoy aro a religious people.
"Wo should omulnto tho greatness of
PeuiiBylvnuinns and bo true to the.
flag," ho said.
James Kelso said that William
Ponn" started tho state right- when ho
decided to do right with tho Indians,
Tho Indians know right from wrong
and thoy woro truo to Penn ns long
ua tho sun' and moon endured,
Officors woro olected for tho com
ing year: President, J. E. Wntt; vico
proside'nt, U. O. Smith; ficcrotnry nndj
tronsuror, W, F. Bhiolds. ;
A voto of thanks wnB given to Pro
fessor Fiold for his kindness in holp
ing in tho program.
Tho committeo on badges and col
ors furnished tho society with a boau
tiful blue, badge witlj-tly;. words. "Soq
oud Annual Reunion Nov, 13, 1000,
Jury Ott But Few Moment's Mme.
Steinhcil Swoons When Ver
dict Is Returned Famous
Murder Case Ended.
PARIS, Nov. 13. Mmo. Stoirtheil
was acquitted . of tho, murder of her
husband horo tonight.
It,i8.q8timntod that 200,000 pep-
jmu Hurrouuuuu uiu i-uiuis ousiico
and participated in, n demonstration
such us this city has seldom seen,
Tho oaso was given to tho jury';ut
10:uU p. in. That body deliberated
briefly, Whenaee&ioo wus reached
(uQVowavJoakod ok't nnd the ItUge
o&?a wont jaind. jfjy,
When Mine! SlehciMipnrd the ver
dict of not guilty' s'lio swMJl'd,
liARIS. Noy. llfWitfi'Wr -d'of
lfor trial in eigtyt, . ,Mmo. :
charged with th(i'r'fciijfrdior of h y
tist husband and stepmother, U a
nervous wreck. ,
rfJVhon sho ontqro(lit'tho courtroom
touay.sho was palq aful Jrtiggnrd and
tremuiea m every jimur.
For n.timoitoduy tho .illness of tho
forefnnn at tho jury tifreiltohod to
postpone tho case, but'' Judge Do
Vnllos ordqrod an oxtra juror to
sorvo in his'pla'c'o. r
Thoro woro uianydiBtingui8hcd vis
itors in tho courtroom today, Among
those prosent woro'"Mdx v,Nordoau,
Mme. Rojono, tho actress; ITonry
Bernstein and Henry do Rotchild.
Mine, Stoinhoil is much exercised
ns a rosult of a paper tacked on tho
front door of hor rostdoneo threat
ening with her doatli in enso a vordjet
of acquittal is ron'dorocl, whioh tho
polico eny is tho work of some
Friends off tho accused woman nve
preparing to ontortaiu hor tonight,
ns they beliovo that she hns spent
hor Inst night in prison,
On Monday Nltfit In High School
Auditorium State Superinten
dent Will Talk.
Hon. J. IL Ackeran, stato super
tntendoat of public jBBtrucUqn, will
opend Monday In Medford looking
over tho schools of this city.
In tlio ovonlng he wll dol)verw8(
addroijs.to the people of Mcdfordst
the high school building.
Mr. Ackcrman's address ohould b)
of eapoclal Interest to the pcitre' et
the school, as his wide exparloae M
Biiporlntondonti of tho schools of
state will be drawn pmn Is glTjag
s'uBKeatlona for1 the future progress of
the Behoofs, , f