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Medford Mail Tribune
l-'nlr (unlKtil, Itnlti Friday
Mn. ilt!j .Mill. 117.
MEDFORD. OUlSdON, 'JWKSIMV, DKCVMWAl 4. Ifll.'i
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18,000 HOMELESS, FLOODED TEXAS DISTRICT
30 LOSE LIFE,
Ocorcs Missing and Thousands Arc
Stranded In Tree Tops, Islands
and Isolated Districts Thrco Val
Much Suffcrlno. In Flooded Area
Waco Under Ten Feet of Water
DALLAS, Texas, Dec. I. Flood
conditions were growing worse in
rcntrnl Texas thin nfteruonti.
News was meager owing t tin'
prostration if the telegraph in the In
undated section, lint tin water wn ,
Mill rising "nil ecrv tninmt urmigui
fresh reports of the destruction of
properly mill of suffering among tin
Several village were KiiiiHo have
been practically winl mil, tin' l"l
death mil, it wits bclievrd, wmilil
reach twenty-five or fiflv, iml nf
livMtni'k enormous numbers with
IIchouc work wns progressing with
inni'li ilifni'iillv dii uecoiint ill tli
force n' tin- nirrriit mnl tin' vast ex
lent of liirritnrv to bo covered.
Al'STIN, Texas, Doc. I. The
flniiil situation in central Texas grew
Tlllll t Weill It 111 llCCII druWIltd was
tlu I ip I infiiriiiiitinii iililninnlilp here
mnl tliU did tmt include mmiv iiiIm
itig or tuko into account n score of
hiiinll town with which cnminunicu-l
timi was tutnllv it off, '
Tim Ilrnrns river was rive miles
wide. HchIiIc it tin" Trinilv iiml tin'
Colorado, nil their mull tributaries
were nut nf their banks. Tin1 Leon
river, normally n I 1 1 1 stream, was it
It wns estimnlcd thul in the three
big valley 18,000 coplo were home
less iiml tliivnleneil hv starvation.
Fiftv were Miiil In he in tree tops he.
tween the towns nf llillhnri iiml Ma
lone. A largo part nf Wtien wan
miller ten feel of water.
The railroads in the flooded dis
Iriet were nearly paralyzed. The
proiertv loss was Mliiimli'il al $(!,
DALLAS, Texas, Dee. I. Ten
thmiMiinl residents of the flooded
HraoK, rnlonido mid Trinity river
valleys were homeless tmlny, llain
continued In full in torrents mid the
ht renins were Htill rising.
The nuinher poNilirrlv known to
have heen drowned wan ihieed today
at fourteen, hut many more, were
missing and believed to have per
ished. The flooded section iueliided an
area nf ahiiut one lutudreil hv (wn
hundred miles, practically all of
which, except for occasional Jtiglt
spots, wiih under water. The. rail'
minis traversing it were iihuost coin
pletely tied up and in several phiee
IraiiiK were uiaromu'd nil hii;li K muni
with water nil ahniil theiu.
Wneo wiih nt Ihe eenter of Ihe
Kliiken dinlriel. lis Hiihuilm were
under wnler and iimuediale iniineiiKo
property daiiiane hint lirun dimp. The
militia wiih lieadnuarleiv Ihero were
iloiiiu (ivervlhim; posNihle to help Ihe
vintinm hut the inundated region was
ho dxIvuhIvo and Ihe difficulty of
Hi'tljliK ahiiut it ho Kreat that icrtcuo
woik wiih reliirded.
Oilier (ovviik repnrliiiir a Rcrions
Hituatiun wore Klmirii, Teniplo ami
J. 0. llohison huu opelieil an
UKcnuy for the Appernnn autos in
Medford and can be. found tenipn
viirily at tlui KiikIi lmlel. Ilo him a
10M car htira mnl while tho umimiy
Ih now hero tho car in nut u HtrmiKcr,
(hero huiiir Hiivornl iu nno in Medfoid
mid the. vnlhiy. U; ltobiiiHou will
lmvo ii bfuro room Inter.
JAMES WHITC0MR nil EY IN
gTfg' W. .JV "HK w
If efjWtr v i ?' P .
vPit(W& A or '
JaniOi Wliiliuii Iimn, Ho mm ..iilnnii!; the winlrr. The poet Iiiih heen
whose health I ItoKiii, Iwii huu
taken to Horid.i, wluie it H hehewd
Ihe uiitd (lunate w II proloi t; hn lite,the cold of the north. '
I'l.V.MOl'TH, Km,'-, Dec. I. Mr.
Kimueliuii I'aukhui-Ht, hack from her
leelurini: tour in Amerioa, was ar
rcsti'd loday on the leniithip Ma
jeslio off Dcumpml.
A hiu bndyKiiiird of militant Mif
friiKetlejj was waitlnir for her here,
prepared to icxirtt Ihe urret, hut the
police outwitted ho women mid heir
leader wiih on her way to London in
the authoriHc' custody before her
follow ern knew hc had heOu iiinde n
It had been the ImmU'iihi'iIV plan
to ineel tlui .Miijcslin an it entered
Plymouth harbor and a In pvan in
readineHH In lake the party n hoard.
AloiiKhlde it lav a police tin with a
fnreo of coiiNlahles IiiiiiikIiik coii
spicuounly on deck.
The luoinent the Majelie wn-'
sighted tho two (us htnrted to nice
nun another in itn direcliun.
In tho meantiuio, however, anoher
tu'l htartim; liefore the inilitautH ar
rived In I'l.Miioulh, had been lyinj; off
Devouport with a delectivo on hoard
mid when the Hleamship pushed miiiic
tiino heforo it could he seen from
Plymouth, he climbed tho bidder ami
Hindu tho nrroHt.
BABY IN DISPUTE
8AN IMIANCISCO, nOl., Dee. I.-
llrltlHh Vlco CoiibuI DoiiKlaa YouiiK
today comparod photoKiapha ot
I.toutoiiniit Uliarloti SlliiKaliy. Into ot
tho llrltUh navy, with tlmao of tho
ualiy hoy Bllugtiby and IiIh wlfo any la
their own but who, ncconlliiK to rola
tlvoa who will got hla oatnto whon
BllugHby dlea U tho baby provoa a
"chniiKolliiKi" wiia Biibatltutod by
Mih, SlliigHliy for u real hoii who diod,
It was a fart that Sllugaby'a foa
turea ami the buby'a woro much allto.
FLORIDA IN SEARCH OF HEALTH.
lit poor health for miiiiu yeam, mid
latclv he hnn renched a condition
where he found il imposHihlu to taud
OF PEACE IN COAL
I)i:NVKU, Colo., Doc. t. Federal
Secretary of Labor WIIboii, who has
been trying hero for sovorat days to
arrange n Kottloiuvtit between tho
Southern Colorado coal ml no owners
ami tholr atrlklng otnplnyea, gave it
up toilny na a bad job.
All negotiations woro called off.
"I'vo had my final interview with
roiroBintatlve ot both owners and
miners," said WIIboii, "and no basis
for au agreement could bo found. I
ahall make no aniioiiucoiiient con
cerning future steps until I have cou
milted the president. 1 expect to
leao for Washington tonight."
Sheriff (liiiino ot Hoseburg was In
tho city this week, and returned with
W. Armttago, who Is alleged to have
nw I lulled Southern Oregon farmers
through subscriptions for a poultry
Journal, Tho Douglas .county au
thorities hollovo ho has a long rec
ord, and to have used several ullages
In hlu operations. Ilo lived at Y. M.
C. A.'a when possible. A grand Jury
FUNERAL SERVICES OF
MRS. HARRY L. YOUNG
The funeral services of Mrs. Kdnn
May Young, wife of Hurry L. Young,
were held Ibis morning at tho Presby
lerian church, Ihe How W. R Shields
officiating. Tho Mail Tribune sus
pended for an hour to allow Mr.
Young's associates in the iiioehaiiieal
department to attend. Arthur Powell
snug a solo and read a poem. The
floral tributes woro many. Many ex
pressions of sympathy were received
from tho friendH oC Mrs. Young
throughout tho valley. Interment was
iu I." (), 0. V, cemetery, Mrs. Young
was beloved by her family and a wido
circle of ucijutiintunot'a.
German Parliament Expresses Disap
proval of Administration by a Vote
cf 293 to 54 on Account of Hand-
Una of Riots in Alsaac.
Haughty and Intolerant Acts of Mill'
tary Defended by Von Bethmann
Hallweg and Confidence Lacking.
HKHMK, Dec. A.tty n vole of
20U lo 51 tho, rcici.stnc, or Ucnnuii
parliament, cxprcwcd today its "lark
of confidence'' In Chancellor Von
Hethiiinnn-llollweg of the Oennnn
The vole of "lack of confidence"
or "censure" was tho result of recent
disorders in Alsace, where the larj:e
French population, goaded to desper
ation, an the Kovrnment's critics de
clared, by the military's overhearing
conduct, hroko into a series of riots
which it was not certain nre over
Many sincere friends of the im
perial government were much niiRered
by ft military jsdicy thev believed had
undone the result of years of effort
to reconcile tho jiroincc to the
kaiser's rule, j
The mutter cjuning up iu the reieh
stag, however, Chancellor Von Ik'th-innnn-llollwei;
nnd War Minister
Fiilkenhnycn inndolfmiulity kjwcpIjch.
declaring that " the' military would
continue to he the supreme authority
A few boiir' debate ensued, nt the
end of which the adiainistration's
jmliey was overwhelmingly con
demned. The rensuro ofDHlnnnim-lIellweg
mid his cabinet does not mean, ns it
would iu Kiiulnml or France, Hint
there will he a change in iidminisl ra
tion, but it will make the chancellor's
position difficult and mniiv believed
would end iu his rcMguiitinu.
CITY OF MAZATLAN
. MEXICO CITY, Dec. t. That tho
rebola had begun bombarding Marat
Ian was reported hero this attornoon.
It was said thero had been a number
killed In tho streets.
Communication with Saltlllo was
cut today and It was bollovcd tho
rebels, wcro closing In on tho town,
which Is tho key to Montorey.
Zapatistas captured Coxcatlan,
I'uobla state, today and It was bo
llovcd they massacred twenty-flvo or
HEAVY FOG STOPS
SACHAMKNTO, Cul., Doc. 1.
Heavy fogs which prevented his pas
songer from seeing tho power lino
stopped the flight of Aviator Hob
Fowler, who loft Sacramento for
Oakland early today on his firs:
regular patrol trip for n local power
company. Fowler landed without in
jury near Courtland and will pro
ceed to Oakland as soon ns the fog
HKRL1N, Dee. !. Two hundred
and fifty members of tho reiehstag
today bigned n petition urging the
German government to nppropriuto
500,000 for an exhibit tit the Pun-amii-Piicifiu
exposition in Sail Fran
cisco in 10 Hi. It was hollered hero
that u bill to this effect soon would
bo pubsed, , ,
CEASE 'ERE WEST
SALKM, Ore., Dec. 4. Governor
West today erilerated his declaration
that n new state came mid fish com
mission will not he npiwiinteil until
he wrangling over mntters reMtfiig
to the commission has ceased. This
tuny not he for several weeks. In
the meantime no fish and uame de
partments o.xNt iu the Mate.
The governor held n length conier
cnee with former State Game Warden
Finley nnd former Master FMi War
den Clnutou Inst night with regard to
tho payroll and claims for the last
month. It was agreed that ns thev
were approved before the four com-ini-sioncrs
resigned, they should he
The governor also explained in de
tail his idea of having the new com
mission,' when it is appointed, estab
lish its offices in Salem and mniutnjY
n paid secretary. This plan would
subordinate tho two wardens to the
commission, which would act through
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. I. Heliev
inir that the difficulties which beset
the status of tho state game and fUli
commission at he present ime will be
adjured, both Game Warden Finley
nnd Master Fish Warden Clnntou and
their subordinates will remain nt
work. Knoli expressed the belief that
the men employed iu the departments
will remain at work pending a set
tlement of tho trouble.
Tho circuit court continued today
Its adding up of tho accounts of H.
C. Koutuor on trial on n charge ot
embezzlement, that has been In pro
gress for two days, and expects to
finish this part ot tho work today.
The tlRiires show tho oxponsos of tho
Kcntner household wero heavy. Ar
gument of technical points Occupied
much ot th (Into. Tho caso will go
to tho Jury Saturday at tho present
rate of progress,
IOWA COURT SAYS
OSKALOOSA, Iowa, Dec. 4.
Judgment against eighty-six saloons
issued because the petition of con
sent by tho liquor dealers was faulty
was btayed today by tho order of
Stato Supremo Court Justice Pres
ton, This means that Des Moines
snloons closed ten days ngo may re
open, Tho dry element was oxpeeted
to start mandamus proceedings to
recloso the auloons.
SHOOTING A FEDERAL OFFICER IN
i-iisfrk-fum- iFtVS0 r t S?2 ' " r- ju '''TXZaH1
ORDERED TO WORK
INDIANAPOLIS, INI). Dec. !.--
) One-half of the striking teamster-
here were ordertd by their leader
this afternoon to go hack to work..
Organizer Fnrrvll of the teamsters
, said that 1,500 men's employers had
signed union agreements. Itcprccut-
atives of tho employers' association
said thev had not, that the strike was
broken, that was all.
INDIANAPOLIS, Iml., Dec. 4. A
strike involving every union worker
in Iudinnnolis seemed imminent to
day. Not enough employers to furnish
places for hnlf of the 3,000 striking
teamsters had signed union agree
ments last night, bo the strike con
Tho proposed geueral walkout iu
sympathy with the teamsters which
was scheduled for discussion by the
local central labor body at n meet
ing this evening. Labor leaders pre
dicted that it would ho decided on.
A citizens' committee was working
hard to prevent it, however. Roth
sides were urged to make conces
sions. Tho clergymen who, at a
union meeting yesterday, asked for
a statement from each side for pub
lication that the public might be in
formed concerning tho situation,
argued strongly in favor of their
plan. With tho real merits of the
fight known to everyone, they said,
they believed public opinion would
speedily forcn n compromise or sur
render by whichever side was wrong.
J. II. Denmore of tho federal la
bor department also arrived in the
city nnd joined in the effort to bring
employers nnd striking emploso to
gether. The employers kept n few wngons
moving and thero was a garbage col
lection in tho business section,
though not in the residence quurtor,
but the tieup was otherwise very ef
fective. Commerce Stagnation
Freight houses wero all jammed
with incoming goods which it was
impossible to deliver. Comparatively
little was being received for shipment
elsewhere. Holiday shopping had
fallen to less tlui nhtilf its normal
Acting Mayor Wallace issued n
proclamation urging a resumption of
business nnd promising protection in
making dolivories, but it had little
Tim strikers were in nu angry
mood ns a result of the use of fire
arms hv strikebreakers. Tho familioa
of many of them were nlso beginning
do suffer. Charitable citizens started
a movement for their relief.
J. 11. Mason, ono of tho teamsters
shot by ii strikebreaker Tuesday, died
yesterday, making tho second fatal
ity biueo the strike begun,
THE BACK AT JAUREZ.
" AT DEVELOPMENT
KOSKHUHG. Ore., Dee. I. Moro
than 700 delegates were in attend
ance here this afternoon when.thu
Western Oregon Development meet
ing began its sessions in the Antlers
Among tho most important sub
jects discussed wero the udyisibilify
of maintaining a state-wide exhibit at
Ashland during the Panama Pacific
exposition, and methods of influenc
ing all visitors to tho exposition to
purchase tickets either coming or go
ing via Portland, with stopovers nt
various points within tho state so
that its resources may be inspected
with the hocs of attracting settlers.
A uniform nnd stnte-wiilo system
of advertising is nlso under consid
eration. Au effort will nlso be nindo to in
duce tho Southern Pacific company
to reduce its differential during tho
A specinl trnjn benring 110 delo
gatcs from Ashland, Medford, Jack
sonville, Grants Pass nnd other
southern Oregon towns and another
with 100 delegates from Kugene led
by the Radiators in uniform and tho
State university baud, arrived during
A delegation of eighteon Medford
ites left this morning at (i o'clock to
attend the Development League incit
ing nt Hoseburg today. Among thoe
leaving were: J. A. Wcsterlund, K.
K. Oman, Mr. and Mrs. L. II. Kent,
C. M. Kidd. Kd Warner, Fort Ilub
bnrd, IC. I. Gaiidec, W. Miles, II. A.
Adams, F. S. Johnson, II. A. Lntta,
P. J. Neff, Judgo Colvig and Score
tray Streets of tho Commercial club.
The Central Point band led the Cen
tral Point delegation.
NEW YOUK, Dec. I. Ills with
drawal from tho progressive party
was anuouucod horo this attornoon
by William Prondorgast. recently
olected V-omptrollor ot New York
"I have no patlenco with tho vln
dlctlvenoss which unquestionably Is
animating many of tho progressiva
policies," ho oxplulnod.
Prendergast declared ho had been
out ot sympathy with tho party'
courso sluco tho Chicago mooting,
"The presidential election made It
ovldent that the Idea of a third party
Is not acceptable to tho American
peoplo, Tho time has come when
there should bo less talk of Armaged
don and more thought for the future
ot our own Unltod States.
"It now looks to me as If the time
had como for an amalaKamtloii of
tho republican progressive luteresta,"