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Medford Mail Tribune
Fair tonight and Wednes
day. FiirljrOilri1 Tr.
Dally KIniiIIi Yr
MEDFOUD. OWI'XJON, '.VKKIMV, MAicCII 17, HIM.
FALLING WALLS TRAP GIRLS AND FIREMEN
23 DIE, BELIEF
NEATH WALLS OF
Nrw Traijrdy Enacted Missouri Ath
letic Cluli Ruins, St. Louis, When
Dtlck Mountain Topples on Rescue
Fifsh Search (or New Vldlms
Wrakeneil Seven-Story Side Col
lapses Without Warning.
ST I.OIMH, Mo., Mar IT IMI
uiiitcs at t'10 i. ni. placed the, num.
llIT Of tllOSO Still burled UlllIlT the
Mlmumrl Athletic club fallen west
unit nl f-veiity-lhrrii.
ST. l.nl'lH. Mo., Mnr.li 17. The
wit wnll tif tlio Iniiiii'il MitMiiiri
Athletic cluli building, In collnpitig
Huh Hll'iiiii.in i i m i i i it force of nun
who were searching the iiiIiin lr
mur victim of llin nerni fire, nlo
malli'd Upon till1 St. I.OIIIH Seed
oouipniiyV Molding adjoining mid
pnitly cm-died II, burying h I iher
Those it M'fiiiCil ccitmu were tin -
ili'i tin' wieokngc were.
.Mihkkh lliicl mill Mabel Coudri
mini, iiIi,kIiI' f"r !''' "'"'I '''"""
HIII J lli'MIMII I'ollll, n I lllll
wtlo.uiuu; Mi'-' M""1 Miillnni'.
teuogniphi'i- fur lite i ipuiiv ; II.
Slntllimorc, the company' book
keeper. ST I.OIIIH. Mo.. Mnr I? Col
lapsing toting, itpjiu it force of llr
Iiiimi who wro itlll looking lor
corpses In the ruins or tlio biirnfrd
Missouri Atllitllo club building, the
structure's went wnll wiu believed to
hnto crushed U'.
Four limit)' Injur"! men were re
nin, cd Wltlllll 14 tliW IlllllllteS lllIlT III"
wall full mill fifteen with missing
Arrnrdlug to spectators In Wash
ington street. tlu limn wore mussed
lltlllllt till W limiting foul Oil till'
tlrst Door level trying lo clear the
wreckage, with Hut west wnll, 17
Inches thief; mul badly weakened,
towering soVeii stories uliovo the in.
Prom the first this wnll had beo.i
regarded with apprehension mid
llulldlug lntcctor MclCulvuy tiail
planned to dynamite It nn noon nit tlio
swimming pool liml been searched.
An tlio workers tiiffftoil at tho iuhii
of clinrnM timber, twisted steel
work mul crumbling masonry, Just
ul l! p. m., tlio wnll suddenly col
lapsed, It wan bo unexpected th.'it
bill n low of tho men worn nblo lo
Jump from under tlio mouutnlii ir
brick nml niortur.
A stifling cloud of tliiNt nroNO, uml
nn tlio pirtntorri rimhml rortvnrd.
Kroaim mul crlon coulil bu houril
fiom niulur tlio wreektiKo. A flro
aliirm v.iin turiu'il In anil inuMMiKoii
wi'ro Bi'iit to tlio rlty illnponry for
pli)nlcliiiiH, boHpltnl niipplU'B mul mil
A fri'Hli Hoarrh for tlio lutoHt vie
limn wiih Iiokuii ut oueu.
I'AIMS, .March 17. Tim cnliincl
wnt u'liiKituiycil IIiIk cvi'mIiik'. The
llit'iilhi'is tlcciilcil not to icnIhii ill II
body, ilfHiiln wiilcspiviut (li'iimmls
lor llieir lellicmeiil.
Hcim lleiiiiull lieeamo iiiIiiIhIhi' of
liiuilii'i', HiicccciliiiK .linepli CailliuiN.
I.onis Mnlv.v hiiccccilcil Itcimult n
uiiuiHler of Hie iulciior, Kaoiil Pe
lel liecnmc inluiMlcr of commerce,
I'm in wiih wililly excited toiiilil,
Moiilmmlio wiih pacl.eil with crowils
hIuhiIIiik: "CiiillniiN '" tlio kciiI'I'oIiI!
Death In I he mimlcrcr!'1 Tim peo
ple iiei'Nihlcil in Hie view (hat ('nil
lit ii v induced hi wil'c to nhNUHhlnule
IMllor Caliiicllc or the r'imi.
A icioit wiih eiini'iil Unit Mini'.
CnllliiiiN (mil iilleinpli'd Hiiieldc, Iml
It twin denied uu oimI ittilhoiily,
IN BOOKS OF
Deficit $8000 Discovered and Captain
Griffiths Ordered Detained for
Court Martial In Ptujet Sound Mil
Inspector General Flies Definite
Charges Atjalnst Accused Officer
Exnct Loss Not Known.
I'OIITI.AMI, Mur. 17. Hliorlly nr.
Iit III nrrltnl hern today on n tour
of lukpi-cilon. Major (Iciicrul Art hi.r
.Muriuy, I' H. A , commiinili'r or Urn
Mi'Mtnru ilopiirtmitut, ri'fi'lvi-d a ruport
rrom nriil) nrilrlnlH nt Ki-nltlo ilmt u
iliortnci liml turn dUcoiri'd In tlio
ilunrtKimiiKti'r'K ilopiirtmi'iit tin-To
Tim Ki'iixrii.t iidmltti-il Unit Cnptnln
OrlllltliH. who lind iIiiuki' or tlio
fundii had hi'i'ii plnrd In di'lltiim
pmulliiK ii mil liiti'illKittlou. It lit
mid tlio nlli'Ki'd ttliortnco nmoillilH o
npproxlmntidy SHdOil nod wan ilU
covered by l.leiiteuntit Colouol (Snl
Hi:ATTI.K. Wmili., Mar. 17. "Cnp
Inln (Irliritti. dlnlnimliii: olflccr lit
the tfenttln V. H A. iiunrtrriimHter
office, la Hboiio nnotinln him been
illtu-otcrctl mi Ssiiiki Mliorlui;o w.u
tdiieed under nrret lit hlii nuarte-.i
todny, mid un impeuiled rrom
diit," unld Major Hugh (InllnKbcr.
In I'barKo or the imnrtcrmnittor' of
"Ilednlte chqrKeH have bqen plnrcd
ni;nlimt him by Colouol John I..
Ctinmberlnlu, liupcutor Htiornt, on
which ho In ieliiK held for trial by
"Tim exnct nmoiiiit of the nhortnRc
will not be known until further lu
teillKntlou In made.
"Other officer In tho quarter
mater'n offlco hero were enllroly
kolved from any part or the nllcKcd
ubortaKe. rnptnlu (irlffltlm had full
churKc of nil tmymoutn by the lornl
office, reportliiK directly to Wash'
ST. I.Ol'IS, .Mo., .March 17. Pin
men ilicKiHK '" the debris of the Mis
Miuii Athletic cluli huitdiiiKV we-t
wall came about 1 o'clock upon ller
man Cobb, alcMuun for the St. I.oiiIn
Seed company, lie wiih alive mul
twenty men worked to save him. I lis
heml uml nnim were iftiickly freed,
hut his hotly was pinioned by debris.
He said he thought his 1'cct icslcd on
u cot )1C.
When the wall fell William Koch
liiitf, u woikmiiii, was left hnuKiii);
hv his finders from u third blory
window t-lll. Ho hunt; "" until u lad
der truck arrived mul he Was res
fllKWflO, Match 17. -At the
point of rcvolveiH, ix aimed men
today knocked down the proprietor
of it not tli Hide hotel mul forced .Mix
Miu-gaiet .Miller, npM -I year, to
accompany tlieiu. I lie iil wiih iIiiik
cil tlirnuuli a i ear c.it into a wail
iiiK iiiilomohile. I), r.vauol'f, propri
etor of (ho hotel, hiiiil one of the
kiiluapei-H recently isitcil the itl.
Harlan on Committee
WAHIIINOTON, Mnr. 17, Com
mlsHloiiur John llurliiii succeeded K.
I!. Clark tddny us chulrmmi of tlio
liitiir-stntu eoiuiuuiTo commission,
llo will servo into yeiir. ('lurk re
iiiiiliin n member of tho commission
m'' ' y l- ' )UmmiiJM' r ' jm 4
jfiil niflnf m p
i fHfl- s ' " ttKKvtHI I 'H
PATiDaS AVAJTINff TRATNHT A1 6rBIP!PHBRT VM
hlE NEW ANIMAL HOSPITAL. jrWV'iB bl ' JVt9 ,
In walking alone Lafnyctto street.
near Jllceckur ulrw-t, Now ork, you
will notice n lartre, rel brick bullillnc
with trlmmliiRs of whlto stone. In IU
etlliiKorilliiKy lofts nud severely plain,
If (ireetlenl, archltcvturo It cannot fall
to cutch the eye of tho casual passerby
'-.New Vork Women's Jxnguo for
Animals" U the IckcbiI In th ctono
iilioio tlio rutranco. ,Wslk up the
broatl stiiiio steps and enter the sorupu
lunily neat offlco on Uio riKht. . '
Outside the office roll. ranRfd alons
tho wnll In varied cariiients, iiosch and
deens-s of nnxlvtr, nro n number of
cullers, each with a doc or n cat or u
bird placed uhcro It will causa tho least
You nre In tho waiting room of tho
new hospltnl for animals, tho gift of
thiMo who regard auliuals as nonwthliiB
moru thun inrrv crvaturci of cnanco.
Down tho stairs to Ujo right you im
a largo room with cement floor and
doors opening Into tho street. A big
Ihjx stall with fresh straw lnrlteii the
weary or the suffering borne U nt a
bile. Down a sbort Incline and thre
are rows of stalls to accotnmodato
twenty horses In need of medical atten
tion. Tnko the elevator, which carries
many a helpless horse to tho third
floor, and you will find more stall
six In alt. At ono sldo Is a large,
sunny room, furubhed with what looks
OAKLAND, Cal., Mnr. 17 A hy
pothetical question Unit has so fnr
taken flvo hours to ask and prob
ably will tnko two minutes to answer
took up tho cntlra morning session
of the trial of Mrs. Mildred Drown,
iircithvd of tho murder or her hus
band, Archer C, Drown, Judgo Pilck,
for the defcuro, was tho Interrogator
mid Dr. II. C. McClennhmi, Sun Fran
cisco alienist, tho witness.
"If n eel tain woman under given
circumstances acted ns Mrs. Drown
had, would Hint woman ho Insane?"
was tho nature of Frlek's query,
which em braces all evidence In tho
TO FEDERAL LEAGUE
TOUT WOHTir, Te. March 17.
That he hail Mgued u three-year con
tract with the Brooklyn cluli of the
Federal league wiih the announce
ment here today of Outfielder Claude
Coopnr of the New Yoik Xalionnl
league cnib. Cooper wind bin Hilary
was to he ifoflllll per year ami liml he
liml received one ycnr'n pay in ml-
M'REYNOLDS TO WED
WASHINGTON', March 17.- lie
portH tlml MiH OeneV'ieve Clark, the
daughter of Speaker Clink, in engag
ed in Attorney (leticral Mrlle.ninhU
were liedy cliciihtlcil licte Imlay.
They euuld nut lie Uilliol.
HOSPITAL 10 AID PET AND OUTCAST ANIMALS
Aft ,IBIHfW 'lLiW,v" 'v-"4rfi
M l.w IvlfLJBI ? ft- til 1
iil IB3iVTStLuBKi: '!-' ('' bI rail
iLeA 'BmMMBMJf''i' iJar-'-BBBy IV
. i1Ibbbbbbhu "'vtVjMMSmar ''y TL
32EsXiiif'::iZt j. .Jfc IR ' . 2XJ
Uka r revolving plane. EThU Ls the
operating Ublo, oti, which' tbe patle'nrs
am atrapped and returned to health
through the uld oiadvand. retcrliury
on uio iwconu floor nnnofherwerat-
Ing room for small animals. Ixoks quite
like the regulatloa hospital irurgerx, all
wnito enamel and uitra-eanitntJon.
JJr.Bruco lllalr, fcxpert Tfterlnary
WAITED FOR FOE
SAN IIKIINAIIIUNO. Cal.. March
17. Mistiikeit fr another, George A.
Mnttcru, III, u-i-tmit car-hier of the
(lerinmi-Auieriean Tru-i & Saving
bank of l',K Allele.-, was xhot mul
instantly killed bv a friend at Amlioy,
n desert town near here.
According to a tuc-.ngo to Sheriff
Ralphs, William Heath, from whom
.Mnttcru leeentU purchased an in
terest in ii mine, did the shooting.
Tho message t-nitl that Mnttcru re
lumed late last mglit to the iptaiiers
he occupied with Heath ami wa-i mis
taken for a inner who, Heath said,
had threatened to kill hint. Heath
Sl,iiri IV l?dli,1i wiiltl,i.t ,I iitul.i Citp i
......... ..., ... .... .... jKUapin
Amboy, wheiv, 't was htated, Heath!
was awaiting lum.
SEEK JACK JOHNSON
Ni:W YORK, March 17. Cable
advices received hero today from
London said the National Sporting
club had nude an offer of $l.i,0(H)
for a twenty-round contest between
lack dohtisou, heavyweight champion
of the woild, and Sam l.ttugford, The
icpoit was not credited here, us it
was pointed out that Johnson would
waul at least $:il),00i) tor his cud
Transfer Piinct Sound Official
POUT TOWNSK.NI, Wash., Mim-li
17. -Colonel r'lcdctick S. St mug, ic'
cciitly in commnud of the coast de
fence at Siminniih,, flu., it is an
iioituccil today, will be put in charge
of the Pngcl Sound artillery dixliicl,
icplnciug (leucral Chiulcs ,1. Ilatley,
who has been transferred to the cml
and enthusiastic champion f( animals.
Is In charge ofthe medtcal-aul'BSntlcat'
departments of tho hospital. lie Lf
what might be called the "house"
physician, for his apartmeut H In tho
building, and he Is ready at any hour
of the day or night to hrlug relief to
stricken animals. Four trained attend,
ants assist Dr. lllatr to car for the
CHICAGO, March 17. A Philadel
phia detective bearinc- a warrant for
the arret ot Mr. Harriet Janney on
a charge of kidnaping her grand
daughter, Virginia" Ford, arrived hero
today. He was accompanied by Wil
liam Ford, VirginiaV father.
In Judge Walker's court the child
refused an invitation to "come pin;
with daddy," and went to her grand
mother. ".My wife went to l.os Angeles be
cause of ill health and not because
wo had been divorced," Miid Ford.
"Mrs. .Initney cared for Virginia be-ciitti-c
my lnisiucss kept mu in New
Work nearly all the time. If she will
mrrender the child I Will drop the
. . .
100 LOS ANGELES
l.OS ANOKI.F.S, Cal., .March 17.
Willi the thermometer registering 71
degtces at 8 o'clock, St, Patrick's
'day promised to he the hottest March
day southern Calilornia has known
in several decade. Yesterday broke
tho record for the last thirty-five
years, when the government weather
bureau repotted the nuivimuni tem
perature to be 1U.I. .Many thermom
eters in the streets registered closo to
Alaska Banker Held
VAI.DKZ. Alaska, .March 17.
Chmlc.s II, K.lihy, foimer cashier of
the S. Ilium & Co. hank of Coulova,
after a ptclimiunry hearing hero be
foie Commissioner Adams, was
hound over ycslciday In tho grand
jury mul his bond was fixed ut jfAOO!)
on it chat go of havliiK emhcxxlcd
7"lll of the fund, of the hank. The
warrant was sworn out b, (he Ameii
cnii Suiety cuinpaiiy.
'MINIMUM WAGE ,5000 MEXICAN
Validity Measure Attacked by Port
land Manufacturer Sustained
Ten-Hour Law fcr Men Also Ap
proved in Opinion.
Bench Holds Act Within Police Pow
ers cf State Justice Eak!n Out
lines "Moral Dangers" Employes.
SAI.K.M, Ore, Mar. 17. The at
tack made by Frank C. Stettter, n
paper box manufacturer or Port
land, upon the Constitutionality ot
tho minimum wage law for women
and children, failed today when tho
supreme court. In an opinion written
by Justice Kakln, uphold the validity
of tho law.
The court. In an opinion written
by J nut Ice. Uoan, also upheld the
constitutionality of the tqn hour
law for men employed in niflls, fac
tories or manufacturing plants.
Ilased Pollrc Principles
Both opinions wre based on th.t
same underlying principle that theio
las properly come within tbe police
powers of tho state and do not vio
late tho fourteenth amendment to
the federal constitution, whpilt pro
vides that "no state shall mako or
enforce any law which shall abridge
the privileges or Immunities of tbe
citizens of the- United Statu, nor
shall any stato deprive any person,
of life, liberty oV property without
tine process of law, or deny to any
person within Its Jurisdiction aa
equal protection ot the law."
Justice Kakln points out that all
the arguments and decisions In favor
of a law- fixing maximum hours of
labor for men In any employment
apply with equal force to Oregon's
minimum wage law for women as
bringing it within the pollco powci
ot the state.
"The state should be as zealous
ot the morals of Its citizens as ot
their health," Justice Kakln says.
" 'Common belief, and 'common
knowledge' are sutlcleut to make It
palpable and beyond doubt that tho
employment of female labor as it
has been conducted is highly detri
mental to public morals and has a
strong tendency to corrupt them."
Frank Stettler attacked tho con
stitutionality ot tho law after the In
dustrial welfare commission entered
au order fixing tho hours ot women
employed In Portland manufactur
ing establishments at nine hours a
day, or 54 hours a week, and a mini
mum wngo of IS.64 a week. The
circuit court sustained a demurrer
to tho suit and dlsmUscd tho case
and Stettler appealed. The decision
of tho lower court Is affirmed.
ASHLAND, Or., March 17. Pa
pers providing fqr the consolidation
of the United States National and the
Pirt National lm)ks of this citv arc
xomtho way to tho comptroller of tlio
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euiri'uc.v oi it iinooigioii imiiiv 101
formal indorsement, the stockholders
having ratified tlio merger Into yes
terday. The new institution will be
known ns tho First National bank.
Its capital mid surplus will be i-PJO,-000
mul dcMsits will nggregate
$1100,000. K. V. Caiter will ho presi
dent and J. W. McCoy cashier.
Divorced Woman Kills Self
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 17.
.Mrs. Nina l.iudrot ,wifo of n Los
Angeles business man, committed
suicide here today by Hwcilowlug
cyanide of potassium, The police say
she had sepaiated fiom hur husband,
Mrs, Liudrot iiiisiiecesslully at
Icmnlcd suicide In Siieimuriitu sev
eral weeks ugo,
W UPHELD Y
Federal Judge Grants Habeas Cor
pus Writ to Huerta Fighters Held
at Fort Bliss Under Refugee
Clause Firing at Torreon.
Constitutionalist Force Ordered te
Hermosillo to Help Unseat Gover
nor Charged With $500,000 Theft.
FOIIT WOItTH, Texas, Mar. 17
United States Judge K. R. Meek to
day granted an application for a
hearing In a habeas corpus proceed
ing to release the five thousand
Mexican federal soldlorn held priso
ners at Fort Itllss. The rasa will
be argued at I'ecos March 23.
Heavy Firing nt Torreon
KI. PASO, Texas. Mar. 17. Heavy
fighting between Chihuahua City and
Torreon was reported today. Fen
details reached here, tho censorship
was so strict.
Itobcl Anny to Front
DOUOLAS, Ariz., Mar. 17. Two
hundred troops or the constitutional
ist garrison at Agua Prleta, oppo
site Douglas, started today to Her
mosillo iiK)i orders from the capital.
They will bo Joined en route by a
portion of tho Cananea garrison,
According to apparently authentic
Information, bo soldiers arj wanted
at Hermosillo To old", a movement to
unseat Governor Jojo MayforetnV,
who Is In prison there, charged with
appropriating $500,0.00 of the rebel
funds. It Is expected that May tor
ena will be tried by a court martial,
and that General Alvaro Obregon
will bo niado military governor.
Huerta lllanics Itobbers
MEXICO CITY, Mar. 17 That
ordinary robbers were responsible
for Frank Johnston's murder and
the damage dono by Mexicans who
attacked the United States post of
fice and custom house at Tectato
Sunday night, President Huerta told
Charge d'Afalres O'Shaughnessy, ho
GIVES UP SIEGE
SACUAMENTO, Cal., Mar. 17.
Giving up their "siege" upou Sacra
mento and contiguous counties as a
vain task, the unemployed army
reached Its first agreement with
local authorities at noon today and
this afternoon Is moving toward San
Tho marching army consists of 300
men aud declined to como tlirougn
Sacramento city or county, saylm;
they would prefer to tako their
chances In somo other community
rather than meet the pollco, sheriffs
aud officers In this section.
LONDON, .March 17. King Oeorgo
mid Queen Alary attended u matinee
nt the Palladium this afternoon. Dur
ing its progress several militant Suf
fragettes arose mid attempted to ad
dress tho gathering. They were
Litter nnother Hiiffriigettu ores
near I ho. royal box mid tried to HHwk,
King George was roundly uppluuttal
when Ids budyituards nud Httwitkittt
ejected the woman, A diuwt otltrs
whu tiled o speak nlo were purrlml
somimiiiK from tltu buildlnjr.