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Medford Mail Tribune
Kn I r (oniulit nntl Tuesday
V'pli (o oust wind.
MEDFORD, OHKCiON, MONDAY, MAHflf 0, 1011.
NINETEEN LIVES LOST IN ST. LOUIS BLAZE
Missouri Athletic Club, Finest to St.
Lctils, Destroyed Nineteen Miss
It i (f nml Supposed Dead Seven
Flames' Spread Willi Frightful Rap
Itllly Twenty Men Slide Down
Flopc Fkiiii Twisted Bed Clothing.
ST. MUMS, Mil, March P. All
doubt lliit tin- Mi-xiitiri Athletic: 'tul
Mil' Iii'kiiii with mi i'.iliiiiiii was re
lumed this tif lot immih when firemen
lol ( !ln llnnttucii's bunk. Chief
llfltlcv ill' tin File Pretention hit
ii'iiii, nttrihtilcd it lit it gas tt'ti I; in
t In i'1'lliir. hi snout way tln itsenp
iiiir jf riii'iilly win Ignited. Tin'
llHIlk'a Vllllll More Sllfo. Portions
llf tilt MlllI'llllK Willis (if I III' I'lllll
ImitiliiiK IVII Huh iiftcrimou nml ninny
riitiiii'ii IimiI narrow rsrapes. Tin'
iIiiukit interfered with lint search of
tint ruins for bodies.
ST. I.nriK, Mnri'li . Nineteen
nrn lit'lit'M'tl In In the iitimlitT nf
tlflllllrt ill lilt' Missouri Atllll'til' I'lllll
rito lit'ii'. Si'wn corpse liiiMt lii'cii
li't'tiviirt'il. For nil others tin dub
tiflicliiU liml nccnifiitril. Those t till
IIMMillg W'l" Hinllgllt In have T
ialii'il. Nearly nil lint victim weio
H'mmIohIm III' Sl LlMIW,
Tint fire begun with mi x ttiiM
shortly after midnight. The flame
npii'iiil with frightful "t'fil, tilekl
cutting off tint fourth street fin
Hut for tin heroism f N. Rowo.
tin' telephon npoiulnr, ii iiimi, (hi'
number of l.illcil probably would
Iiiim' run lulu three figures, it in
ili'i'il, it vmim ut fit-! ri'Mirti'il to
IlllMt itlllll'. RnWO stuck III lli pott,
mousing tin' occupants of loom,
iiulli Id wire fullril.
In Hut uiciiiilimn lint guest- nf the
dull wi'H' crowding In lint windows,
seeking melius of osenpe. From one
window mi tint font Hi floor lwonl
IIU'll slid lIllMII II IOHt (if twllci luil
clothing to tint Miof nf mi adjoining
At 3 n. in. Ill" building's cusl wnll
eolhipsctl upon tin' linuk nil the
ground Hour, burying tint vaults.
Hunk officials said tlicy eonliiineil
$1,3111,1111 in enirenoy nml $27,101
I 'I if Hpicnil Itiipldly
With Hut Willi's full, Hut fin
npiriiil In mi iiil.joiniii liiiihlliiK ('
1'iipicil liy tint St. Louis Si'cil cuiii
puny, which in Hiill ImiiiiIm),' fii'icc
ly ut K it. in.
Thlity nor..lcH wcic ut llml hour
lihiyiiiK on tint lire, hut tint chili
liuililinn'rf hiiiiIIi wnll wiih inoiucutur
ily c.icctcil to full.
Tim chili wns umou lint iiiohI
fiihliioniihlo In llut city, Tint luiilil-
iiiK it iipidl wiiM ut Fniirlh nml
WuhhiiiKluu hlrci'lH. On tint niiiiul
iluiir wim llui Hoiituii'ii'ri IiiiiiI;, which
iiIhii wiih ilcHlroycil. Kuily reports
of lliu long nf lifo wcro ri'iitly ex
iijjkciuIciI, Tint iiiIhsIii'' cIiiIiiucii witrn:
(Continual) on pax 3.)
INVASION OF HO
DENIED BY TEXANS
Al'STIN, Tex., Mutch P.-Caplniu
Siiiulcrri of Hut troop of Texas
KiuiKiii'ri who received the body of
Clcincnto Vcrnnra when it wits
hioiiKhl to lliu hoiilcr Sutiiiilay nielli
leh'phuiied to (lovcinoi' t'olipiitl to
day thill the cuipsn wiih Itiiiicd over
In him h.v Mexicun federals, Ncilhor
he nor his itieii crossed Hie border,
ho Hiihl, hut Hio federals notified him
I hey would surrender I he lindy to him
if lie would k" to n point iiiposito
lliu Imvii of IIIiImIko. Il went, iiii.I
I lie fcdcrulx lii'jil ihcir promise, lie
hiiIiI lui did nut know their mimes,
('ohiiilt ri'pui led lii'coidiiiejy o
JAMES J. HILL LEAVING WHITE
Jiiiium .1, Hill, who (mill the Hrcnt wnlkcil nut In Ins Imtcy. Mr. Hill
Northern ruilroiul nml iimv coiitroN ilncx tint m-i for the photoKriiphcrx
liutlt it mill the Northern Pnrific, niul thev have fnntiil it ilifllcult In
with hcvcrul other lino, wiih ii rrcent , uvl miy ipctttrcM nf liitn, hut thi
viHllor to tho white Immihc In Inlk over tinu' lliry foiiinl him in front of the
ruilroiul inntlerH with I'rcHiilciit Wit-, While HoiiNe crottiuU on l'ctiul.v
Mill, He hpeut Home little there nml Miniii nreiiue.
FIDDLED YEAR AS
WASHINGTON. Miirrli U. "For n
year pa! we linxi' Inhlhil while M-A-icn
hurnetl," Senator Full of New
Mexico tohl the upper house toilay.
"We huwt M'fti AtueriemiH oiilinnt'il
unit tiiunlercil mul ItumliedH of mil -lioiiN
ilolluiV wnith of property tie
htroyed. Wo Inmt ilcchucil th.it no
(ovcriiiuciil existed in Me.ieo.
"We owe a duly t Spain, whoe
citizen have liectt itiunlcreil uml
driven like (Ioki from a conuliy
where they hud a perfect light to lie.
Wo owe n duty to Ktijjliiiul, to fler
ninny ami to France, whon citir.itu
(le lie nil Villa linn openly threatened
In deal with iih ho dealt with the
I'u If coucliiilfil with a xIioiik de
mand foe iulcrvctiliuii.
MF.XICO (MTV. Miiich II. The
rebels nltneked Tnrtcim lodny, in
(online I" ufficiul dispatchcrt receiv
ed at the war Ministry here. Two
thousand t-nliliurs wcro hint from
hero by Hpeclal train to htivnglhoii
News wiih received llml rebels hud
dvniiitillcd a pasM-uner train ttear
llortios, MlliiiK' a doen prominent
persons. The htirvivinj; jns,iii?,M
Tho federals have eeeuted Salva
dor Cortes, the Mexleau unci, with
four other rebel lenders, in Vueatau.
VKItA CHl'Z, Muieb D.-Thal nit
other rebel nttitok on Tnnipieo was
imiuluent wiih indicated today by
wireless dispatches received by Ad
miral Fletcher here. Tint federals
had lieatcii them off, however. It was
stated, when they iixMiultcd Alia
mini, n Hiihuib, The icbels have cap
tured riilcuutepeo, in this stud'.
FOOTPAD ROBS AUTHORESS
CIIKWdO, Mulch II. It was
learned that Hntitrdav niubl a fnul-
pud nibbed Mrs, fletliudu Alheitun,
llui novelist, df her haudhiiKi mhi
tiiinliiK nioiiny mid vitbiabln liitikels,
hpruliiiiiK lii'f wiit im bv Jellied It
ON TORREON BEGUN
HOUSE AFTER VISITING WILSON
POLICE AIDED BY
FIRE HOSE ROOT
ARMY OF HOBOES
SACI'AMF.NTO, Cat., March l.
Without the aid of state troops, the
iimI niitliuritii'i of Sacramento, some
'lllll htronjr, drove the two "antiies of
tho ituemployed" off tho sand lot
near Hie Southern Pacific depot here
today ami down nlonj; tho witter
front to tho M street bridge, then
nernsH (lie river into Yoto county.
With the leaders in jail, the police
and sheriff's forces drove nut the
Kcllcy army, but after a short delay
Hie men flocked hack into tho sand
lot, Icnrintr hoards off Hie fenco and
othorwiMt breaking in to join Hie
Thome men, who sat siputtted on the
ground, ilefyin tho authorities.
A fire ho-,0 was run fiom the nil
tomobilo fire eitgiiio and a full pics
Mire of water turned on. Three hun
dred police attacked the "army."
Disotder reigned iih Hio officers
teigiicil ntt the men. They climbed a
fenco on Second street, throwing
bticks nml clubs through a street car
which was pushing, only to lui herded
to Hio water front and across tho M
street hiidge. Without further dis
order they went into Yolo county,
shouting oures at the citixetiH and
police of Sacramento.
Charlos Kelly, William Thome and
"I'nughiioek" Teosilnlo were early
this mnruiih; placed under arrest on
SAN FUANCISCO, Cnl Mar. 9.
WnrtiltiK to Sacrntuuiito nutliorltlud
ami officials ot trnti8iortatton com
linnlcd not to boiuI tlto unemployed
army hack to Hun Frnttcltico was U-
uuoil hero today by Mayor Holpli.
"Tho law," ho mild, "iirovldoa a
Hovoro lioanlty for Hiobo who un
loail ludlgouts ami putipora on any
community. If Sncrutuoiito authorl
Ucb iirnuigo with tho trutmnortntlou
officials to nonil tlto army back huro
It would ha uothliiK oro or losu
limit a coiiHi!riuy,
"Tho unity loft hero of Its own ac
cord, uml If It Ih votit bticlc pronocii
Hon of (bono rvioinilblo cortululy
"I hnvo iiotflcd Kucrumoiito tut
thorlllcs to lhl offect over tlto Iuiik
iIIhIuiuo toleplione. I don't bullovu
I liny will ditto to Demi tho unity
Governor Colquitt States That Party
of Americans Crossed Line and
Seized Body of American Execut
ed by Federals.
Administration to Hold Parties Re
sponsible for Unauthorized Invas
ion of Mexican Territory.
Al'STIN, Tex., March !). (lover
nor Colitiitt denied miuicI todii.i
Hint Texas Itatigcrs invaded Mexico
to get the body of ('Icmeiilo Vergnra
the Amcricnii recently executed b
.feilernl troop-, near Nttevo l.uri'dn,
Friends nf Vergaru, he Mtid, Hindi
the trip across the border, dent
t erred iw body, brought it hack with
tlicui mid turned it over to tho mi
tborities. Captain Sanders of the Hunger.
advises mo that neither bo nor lit
men entered Mexico at all," -aid Col-
iptitt. "He was informed that Ver
gam's boil1' would be delivered nl
the border at .'IsHO Sunday morning.
So ho went to the appointed place
and found it. Who brought it acro-s
the liver be does not Laow. llela
tives of Vergnra fully identified the
The incident was regnrded here n
plnetug the Mextrnti olvtciuls at Nil
evo Laredo in an awkwnid jHisitinn,
iiiasmtich an they had asserted Ver
gnra was alive with the rebels.
To mix Held lte-vonsllilo
WASHINGTON, March P. The
Texas authorities mn-t assiim ere-
spoiihihility for Saturday uightV in
vasion of Mexican territory by Hit'
party which brought buck the body
of Clemento Vergnra, Hio American
recently executed by federals near
Unless Governor Cobtiitt ninkof.
an immediate and satisfactory re
port, President WiNon will call for
one by (olograph.
Tho president made these two
things plain to white hotis'o callers
today. He made it clear, too, that
he would not consider tho raid's ob
ject ho would take into account
only tho fact that it was nn unau
thorized invasion of .Mexican terri
tory. Await Investigation
If tho invasion was by Texas
Kaugors, it was exnhtitipd, it might
bo necessary for the government of
ficially to (Umivow their act and to
rebuke those who peiinitted it.
Tho pivhiileut did tint intend to
act hastily, however. Ho indicated
that a full investigation was being
made, mid until it was finished
neither bo nor Secretary of State
Hryan would hnvo anything further
to say on tho subject.
Tho executive did. however, deny
vigorously that the Washington ad
ministration had advaneo knowledge
that a raid was intended, mid be
also discredited reports that Tinted
States Consul Garret, at Nttevo La
redo, was cognizant of it until it was
The administration, snid tho pros
ident, has ntado every effott to pre
vent united Americans from cross
inu tho border into Mexico. It was
true, ho explained, that tho Vergnra
(Continued on pace .)
W1ASI11NGTON, March . Tho
following lumiiuntioiis were sent to
tho senate teday:
(leorgo Day, to bo postmaster at
Wulla W'mIIii, Wash.
Frank Langloy, to bo rcgislcr of
lliu laud officii at Coottr d'Aleite,
Frank McCall of Saudpolul, to bo
rceelvor of publio inuiioyH at Comtr
Jacob Mayer, lo bo receiver ol
uubllu wonvyn ut lluvre, Jiout,
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Capanlicau, who says be is chief
or the Apnuoanos tnlie of Indians in
Chilli, is going to wed M-s Cecil
Hurton. a show girl. They went to I
the marriage license bureau in tho
New York city hall the otho rduy and
pit n license. Of conr.p a very lnrgo
crowd watched them, ntuf folwirfirnV
it seemed that ninny police tirght
have to be called to clear tlto way for
TO BE DEPORTED
LONDON, March I). As n sequel
to n sutfnigvtto cicmnoMnitiou in
Trafalgar square uttoudinj; Mis
Sylvia PankbnrstV rearrest under
the "cat and mouse" net, (here
seemed today a strong probability
that Mi-. Zelie Kinon-oii of JneWson,
Mich., who had been prominent for
some time in Uritisli suffnigetto oir
vies, would bo deported as an undo
Mralile alien. It was admitted that
the home office was ennsidering the
Mis Paukhurt had arrived in the
sipmro to address a sitffnigelte
gathering, but was pounced upon by
Hio police ami bustled away toward
llolloway jail before tho women fair
ly ivalized sho was there. She was
reimnrisoiied inider a suspended
sentence for militant activity.
As. goon as (hey understood what
bad happened (bo suffragettes surg
ed down Whitehall toward the gov
ernment buildings, and when a line
of police barred their way ninny of
tho women attacked them with olttlts.
In dispersing them the police ntado
ten arrests, including Miss F.merson.
MASS MEETING OF
FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY
A mass meeting of the fruit
growers of Jackson county
will he held Wednesday,
March 11, at I2;:i0 p. m., in tlto
publio library to discuss tho
nuttier of tlto office of county
pathologist and to take such
action, if any, in regardi
thereto as they may decree"
This matter is vitally impor
tant ami every fruit grower
am) olhem iittcrcMi'd in (ho
subject are cartuMly re
ipti'stcd to attend this meet
ing. llliKlHT COMMITTKK.
V, II. Matldeii, chairman.
K. W, Caillon, secii'lary.
Mts Hurton says she met the chief
, Winnipeg a year ago and fell in
, . , . . j, . . . w
land, but site hat. been in New York
for some time. The chief, who is 3."
years of nge, looks much like any
Knierican Indian and dresses nnd
net- like one. Hut since Indians of
any kind are t-elrfom Men in New
York he has created much interest.
VAN DYKE'S SON
The eoimty court M"ondny ap
pointed F.verett Van Dyke, son of
tho Into Stun Van Dyke, road super
visor for the Phoenix district, to fill
tho unexpired term of his vvnthcr,
hoe chief nsMstaut ho has been.
Attorney Gus Newbury requested
the court to issue a statement ex
onerating Clyde ltnrnum from
ehnrges of dislionostv as a fruit in
spector, which the court agreed to,
although stating that tho charges of
iuMihouIiuntiou were sustained.
Viewer.-, were appointed for the
proposed change- lit the Pacific high
way through tho Hillings' property nl
Ashland, preparatory (o instituting
condemnation proceedings. Mr, Mill
ings is tho only property owner
ulomr the highway route who ha.s re
fused to give right of way.
An order was nindo directing; the
sheriff lo turn over to tho county
delinquent (ax certificates for prop
erty on which taxes have been de
linquent since 1P07. The property
will be sold to collect the taxes.
PHILADKLPHIA. March 0. Af
ter four days' starvation, intense
eold mid semi-suffocation in a Hai
ti more & Ohio refrigerator ear, Jo
seph ComUkey, 18, seemed in a fair
wuy to recover nt tho Philadelphia
Comiskey loft his homo at Rich
mond, Vu., following u quarrel with
his parents, and crawled into what
ho supposed was an ordinary box
car in the train yards to sleep. When
ho invoke tho car was on its way to
Philadelphia. Ho was unconscious
when (bo ear was unsealed.
Matty of (he forot fires attributed
ti railtomls nro caused nut by
sparks Ci inn locomotives, but by
cigar ami cigarette butts thrown
from kiuoklii); cur window,
Steady Gain in Rescurces Indicates
Business Revival Under Way
Each Statement Since Last July
Better Than One Preceding.
Total Deposits of Four Medford
Banks Nearly Three Millions-All
in Prosperous Condition.
Reports of Ibe four banks of Bed
ford for Hie first three months of
1014 show tin increase of slightly
over 17 per cent in deposits over the
last 3013 quarter, a livelier lotto to
southern Oregon financial conditions
nnd n tendency of depositors lo Iimii
and withdraw cash held inactive for
the Inst nine months.
The total deposits of the four
banks for the quarter ending De
cember 31 were $2,-lDM 14.77, nnd
the ouarter endinir March 4 showed
$2,820,910.80, nn increase of $32(1,
473.00. The increase individually in tho
local banks is ns follews:
Fnnnerr.' & Fruitgrowers' bunk
DeM)-.its December 31, .f 170,0 17.78;
Mnrcb 4, $200,801.0!).
Medford National Deposits De
cember 31, $782,00 .14; March 4,
Jackson County I)eoita Decem
ber 31, $049,800.20; March -f. $771),
708.07. First National Deposits December
31, $8S2,2SS.0.-i; March 4, $0.-)(),-
AH show materia! gains, nuguring
prosperous conditions nnd u steady
This report shows a still higher
gain over the October report, and
compared with the July rewrt shows
the upward tendency of the times
since the low-water mark in Rogue
River valley conditions. All of tho
bank officials express n hopeful and
optimistic view of the coming year.
LOSE APPEAL TO
WASHINGTON, Mar. 9. Tho con.
vlctlou In Indianapolis courts o(
about 20 union men, churned with
unlawfully transporting dynamite,
wag aflfrmod today by tho United
States supremo court.
Tlto supremo court's decision
incana that Frank M. Hyan, presi
dent ot tho International Associa
tion of ltrldgo and Structural Iron
workers, and 23 other union men.
convicted at Indianapolis, must servo
out their sentences. Tho court re
fused to review tho conviction, and
its denial of a rovlow oxhuuntod tho
defaudanl's last resource.
UNDER ARREST ON
DOUGLAS. Ariz., Mar. 9, Gover
nor Joso Maytorona and State Treas
urer Hundall, of tho Mexican staio,
of Sonora, aro under arrest today
at HermoRlllo, tho capital, charged,
with ombozzlemont. Their arrwtt
was tho climax at the dUsentlou .that
has existed unions tho constitutional
ist leaders In Sonora for mo) hi.
According to despatches from Her
moslllo, General Obregon, eonstltti
tloitulUt mllltla loaders of Honor,
who cuised the arrwU, declared (ti
moil kystomatlcally lo&tsit the r4I
treasury, kuuIIhk $180,088 Ih iwlt
installments to banks at Xw