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About The Medford mail. (Medford, Or.) 1893-1909 | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1893)
S. Buton, . ' Editor
SV?..T. YORIf " - " Manager
Putitistrad Every Friday 'Morniog.
MAM WAS 3DRN TO HUSTLE.
He Is of few days; bat quite a plenty.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE,
Entered In tbe Postofflcq at Medford, Oroil
as Second-Class Mail Matter.
Medford, Friday, Aprii 28, 18s.
Our destiny is shaped ?266 to 6.
La'st Monday was a red letter
day for Medford 266 to 6.
Minixo exoitement is running
high new and richer finds are be
ing made every day.
EJvery branch of business will
be enlivened by the glorious and
flattering results of last Monday's
Nothing short of a city of 10,Q0O
people trill satisfy" Medford and
we'll have 'em just as sure as Mr,
Leadbetter carries out his part of
TriE Medford. business college
when erected will be the only col
lege of like nature in Oregon, and
the second one on the Pacific coast,
which owns its own building.
. The Medford
under new colors,
editor and W. T.
Mail now sails
A. S. Bliton is
make a strong
combination in newspaper work.
Central Point News.
He who goea so far from the
path of truth as to assert that the
Medford hen is not a direct produ
cer of paying products, deserves to
be boycotted by this nseful domes
tic fowl. 136,000 eggs for one week's
shipment is not so bad.
Medford is getting to the front
every spot in the road. Her peo
ple are alive to. their own best in
terests. We voted the bonds and
we dare say that every person in
the city is proud of the fact ex-
eepf the six who happened to differ
with the great majority.
Now that the bonds have been
voted we all feel a natural desire to
know of the probable destiny of the
city of Medford. We are not going
to attempt to pen picture this des-
tjny yet it cannot but be seen that
. nothing short of a city of ten thous
and people will satisfy the mind's
idea; as to what it is to be.
- Am .English admiral has been
snubbed. He ordered the gun not
to set until a later hour than that
scheduled in the family almanac.
And darkness came on just the
same. The admiral should have
studied his astronomy more faith
fully. It was his duty, if sunset
had to be delayed, to stop the earth.
Frederick Douglas, who was
for years a slave in Talbot county,
Md., is negotiating for one of the
handsomest estates near his old
home. Of course, bis talents and
opportunities are not shared by all
of his race, buthis example ought
to serve as an incentive to other
colored men and lead to a partial
solution of the race problem.
Two Americans blew out their
brains at Monte Carlo recently, as
evidence that they had not succeed
ed in beating a game. The sorrow
will be subdued, apd possibly, a
casual observer might overlook
it altogether. When Americans
spend their money on foreign con
fidence men, when "sure thing"
gamblers stand in every corner in
their native land, they lack in
This Is from the patent inside of
a Minnesota exchange: "Several
newspaper publishers in the interior
of Oregon were lately compelled to
run off their editions on manilla
wrapping paper, owing to the snow
blockade, which shut off their sup
ply of white paper from Portland."
It's a lie from the ground up. There
hasn't been snow enough in Oregon
to make a blockade sufficient to
stop a hand car. A few coast pa'
pers have been printed on color
print paper because that their only
means of procuring supplies is by
boat, and boats are. mighty "unsart
There is a premium on the ren
tal of resident property n Medford
This state of affairs always shows
cp good for the appearance of a city
generally, but it's mighty inconver
pient sometimes to the new comer.
Vacant buildings have too much of
Jht grave yard blaukness to be of
great interest to people desiring n
location, but here in Medford there
is little danger of frightening them
with the cold, white bare walls of
store tuildings and residents. It is
a positive, undisputable fact that
there is not a desirable building for
rent in Medford to-day. If there
were more houses, more business
blocks; chances are, by several odds,
that there would be more people
and more business. There are sev
eral real estate owners in Medford
who, in our opinion would reap a
neat profit on the investment if the'
were to erect a few dwelling houses.
Something must be done to accom
modate the fast increasing popula
tion. If this mining excitement con
tinues the several towns in the
Rogue river valley will be deserted.
The Central Point News has ap
peared, and it makes a good ap
pearance. It's a lively local sheet
and does 't Brother Carson credit.
If the town gets in and totes right
he will do them cood.
"He who blows not his own
trumpet, the same shall not be
blown." While we don't just relish
this sort of thing as a steady diet,
yet we can hardly resist the tempta
tion to sandwich in a little of our own
trumpeting once in a while. The
Mail is doing missionary work for
this city of Medford and her people
with every issue. Last week a gen
tleman arrived here from Missouri.
Ho had been looking over the Hood
jjvep country didn't just like it
a friend told him he had not seen
the best part 'of Oregon-told him
to go to Medford, He came with
his family is now living here
like3 the country immense. We
looked up the matter found the
friend was a reader of The Mail.
This is where our missionary work
comes in. Had you not better send
The Mail to a friend for six months
or a year, therehy giving us more
territory for this work?
Druggist J. A. S LOVER was called to
Grants Pass Monday night by the ill
ness of his mother.
C. H. LESSIG, of San Francisco, was
booking J. W. Lawton for a big bill of
harness goods, Wednesday.
Miss Lottie Brown, of Eagle Point,
was in Medford last Friday and Satur
day visiting Miss Mammie Isaacs.
Mrs. C. Carney, of Eagle Point,
was in Medford Saturday last visiting
friends and making extensive pur
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Hasklxs and
children left Wednesday morning for
the world's fair and many other points
in the east. They will be accompanied
by Mrs. M. E. Denison.
A. Langell, a big stock man from
Langell valley, Klumath county, was
in Medford this week. He reports his
stock in fin a shape and crops in that
locality ore doing fine.
Jonx A. Miller, of Brownsboro,
came over to Medford Tuesday morn
ing and will remain with us for some
little time. The gentleman is a car
penter and will ply his vocation whi'.e
Kit Bell and wife, Colorado Springs,
is in Medford visiting his brother, Al.
Bell. Kit is a railroad employer in
that country and will remain with us
so long as his leave of absence holds
Gotlieb Hess, an expert brewer.
direct from Germany, arrived in Med-.
ford yesterday morning. He will have
charge of the Medford brewery, and
while his services como high they are
H. KLIPPEL, tho Medford lumber
merchant left last Thursday for a
thirty days' visit at Chicago's big show.
Mr. K. is one of Oregon's Fair commis
missioners and has gone thither on bus
iness in that line.
J. A. Stevens, an expert miner from
the Willow Springs district, was in
Medford yesterday with some fine
specimens ol rocK irom nis several
claims in that locality. The rock is
rich in yellow and good results may be
Pnblie School Beport.
First Grade E. T. McGuire, teacher.
Total enrollment 80; number belonging
51); daily attendance 41; tardiness 0.
Second Grade .Lilabackctt, teacner.
Total enrollment 57; number belonging
39; daily attendance 3: tardiness 1
Third tirade Myrtle Nicholson
teacher. Total enrollment 45; number
belonging 33; daily attendance 29; tar
Fourth Grade M. E. Griffiths teach
e.r. Total enrollment. 03; numoer De-
loner in tr 38; daily attendance 34.
fifth ana sixtnuraae ueuaf ickci.
teacher. Total enrollment 05; number
belonging 55; daily attendance 43; tur-
Seventh and Eighth Grade and High
School. Total enrollment 124; number
.belonging 85; daily attendance 70.
uranu total numoer ooiongiug
309; number days taught iu.
Remember the teacher's Institute
next week and we wish that all that
can make it convenient would attend
all sessions. We think it would result
in much benefit to teachers and patrons.
Pudiis are working hard for nnal ex
aminations aqd the interest of pupils
in school and 'school work has not aba
ted after the months of bard work.
The band boys and pupils thank
erenerous public for its liberal patron
usre and kiudly appreciation. Your
good will was worth as much as the
money tney receivea.
266 For Bonos and Only 6 Against.
This Was the Complexion of the
Tally Sheet Monday flight,
'Twas a Victory We Are All Proud
of and Everybody Rejoices over
the Powers that Wrought it.
Every resident of Medford ought to
feel proud of his neighbor and his
neighbor ought to feel proud of himself,
and he doubtless does, and every good
housewife or mother ought to feel
proud of her husband and son; and all
because, why because he walked up
to the polls Monday and cost a vote in
favor of turning tho wheel of time froni
the deep worn rut of inactivity pecu
liar to other localities in the valley,
and cast a good, honest vote ''For
Bonds." Medford people havo started
the wheel to rolling and by votiug tho
bonds have said to Mr. Leiidbetter, al
most with ouo voice: We want vou to
build an irrigation ditch and a railroad.
and we want you to supply our city
with water, as it should bs supplied,
and we want you to'light our city with
electricity, in return lor all these wo
cheerfully subsidize you to tho extent
of $40,000. Besides this amount which
we know to be but only small compared
to the amount you will by necessity be
required to expend we give to you
this expression of our confidence . in
your ability and iutention to carry out
the projects as mapped out. Wo have
proven to you by our vote that we are
a live people and know wherein lies our
best interests. We have proven to you
that we are a people who are willing to
help those who help us, and further,
that we are loaded and watching for
chances to get in and "roll logs" for
ourselves when you, with your prom
ised projects, opou up a mans for us to
show our huslliqg propensities.
The voto vras a surprise to everybody
;ven the judges and clerks of elec
tion took off their hats and bowed in
reverence to the ballot boxes. We all
expected, as a matter of course, that
the bonds would carry, but no one fig
ured there would be less than one. oppos
ing vote out of ten. That was the low
est estimate, but think of only one out
The total voto polled vat 272. The"
north rside cast US for and three
against. The south side 118 and thrca
against. Of the six that were cust
against bonds, one was a mistake, as
the voter stated after his vote bad been
cast. This would make tho votes one
to 55, As a grand summing up the re
sult was wholly satisfactory and in line
with the one thing most desired.
Mr. Leadbetter Iu Medford.
T. W. LsaU bolter, of the 6rm of Lead
better & Son, was iu Medford this week
and from him we learned that within the
next thirty uavs his lirni expects to
begin operations on the several )iro-1
jects of enterpriucs' which hiivo hefore !
been outlined in these columns. Tho
first work which they will commence
upon will be that of running prelimi
nary surveys for both tho water ditch
and railroad. Tho next step will be
that of ascertaining the amount of pat
ronage that mny be expected from far
mers who will use water from tbis ditch
and that of securing right-of way. The
gentleman assured us that when oaco
started the work would be prosecuted
with all possible despatch and while
ho could not state definitely as to when
the projects would bo completed, he
said no time would be lost in their early
completion. Another point which
they will look up more thoroughly
will bj that of a suitable place from
which to procure the water in such
volume as will be necessary to supply
the irregation ditch and for city and
manufacturing purposes. Tho electric
light plunt will receive attention and
work on it will follow in lino with thu
Mr. Leadbetter informed one of our
citizens that they would, without a
doubt, bo excavating and piling up
dirt in and adjoining Medford upon
a date not more distant than June first.
IT WILL BE BET.
The Medford Business College Sure
to be Built Site Chosen and
Will CommcBce Work Next Week-
Building to be Completed by
First of Next July.
There is no longer any speculation
loalo the erection 01 a uew Dusincss
,, TcCllege in Medford. The grounds havo
been procured and the contract for the
construction of tho building has been
let to Messrs. L. M. Lyon and II. F.
Wood. The site chosen Is on Mr. T.
F. West's addition to Medford. Tho
main bu'.lding will be 30x00 feet with a
23x50 foot front and in cross head
shape. It will be two stories high and
both floors will be partitioned off into
banking office and study rooms and will
be so constructed as to be particularly
adapted for business college work, with
study and recitation rooms for the sev
eral branches taught by the institution.
It will be not only a convenient build
iqg for tlie use to which it will bo put
but will as well be an ornament to our
city which every citizen ought, and
probably will, take a great amount of
pride. - Work will commence as soon
as material can be procured, undoubt
edly next week, and is to be finished
within sixty days thereafter.
To be more explicit as to the general
THE v DRUGGIST,
Keeps a full line of
Drags, Brag .sarins m Patent PMicte
School Books, Stationery
construction of tho building we give
below the sua of each room and the use
to which it will be put:
The main office will be 11x12 feet In
size and will be for the use of the fucul
ty. In it will be conducted all busi
ness with the students other than the
regular study course. This office will
be on the first floor, as will be also the
general commercial room, which will
be 30x43 feet in size. At the sides and
ends of this room will bo arranged a
bank, postofliccs, wholesale supply
houses and shipping departments.
These will be set off from the main
busiuess room by railings over which
will be a wire netting, in which will
be small windows-where the commer
cial busiuess will be sonducted. The
manner of conducting busines in this
departmeiit will I) upon a thorough,
practical, business-like plan and in
such a manner us is experienced iu a
general business way in cvery-day life.
A recitation room 11x17 feet in size
will also be on this floar. Qa the sec
ond floor will be a typewriting room
11x17: recitation room 12x17: telegraphy
room 7x20 and main study room 30x:3.
This floor will bo given almost wholly
to normal work.
RICH SOLD IIS.
The Willow Springs District Proves
Rich iu Yellow Metal Tweuty
Thousaud to tbe Ton.
51,000 the Result of Three Days
Labor with a Haud Mortar
! Everybody Excited.
Wlion the news of the ric-h gold
find of Jacob I h-rh larger, in the
Willow Springs district, four miles
north and- west of Medford, reached
the ears of out townspeople their
excitement knew no Iwunds, This
find was reported to assay $20.tX0
to the ton, and later dcvx-lop.-netiU
subslanthito the first report. This
news reached tho ears of Postmas
ter Howard, who owns land in that
locality, and it was thought the
find was on his land. He pro -
reeded to liok the matter up and
found lhaUMr. Hershberger - w;:s
Imst sin even three feet from his
; ,- t,,.,,,,,,! ,.,;-;. tP ll.ml,.
iHTger s scalp lock be pot several!
men at work opening up a three j
thousand foot ledge just over lhe
line on his own land and has found :
some pretty good rock with very 1
irilluiiit prospects when the ledge
s well opened. This excitement
had not wanned even u little
when Mr. Howard returned to
Medford and reported that Ike
Williams, near the Ih-rshberger
claim had located a quartz seam
three inches wide and from which
Iks in three days' time, had taken
out about a thousand dollars, lie
also reported that Knos Khoten
u,u ...- 1... ...no "vc-w
01 una point irom men lie nun
taken some very rich ore. James
McGuire, in the same district, has
also located a ledge which, while
no assav has been made, has indi
cations of being as rich as any of
the other finds. Holmes l?ros.,
three-fourths of a mile to the north
of the Hershberger claim is retxrled
to be taking out if 2(10 a day. t red
Downing lias unearthed about 100
feet on one ledgf, which con
tains a number of pay streaks that
show pieces of gold as large as a
pea. 1 he soil from the stiFfacc ol
all the ledges is filled with coarse
gold, and is being sacked and stored.
There are reported to ho over one
hundred men now prospecting in
that immediate locality and lots
more headed in that direction.
Men are seen carrying as high as
$1,000 in gold dust about with them
in glass jars.
Harry Temple is setting type in tho
Geo.. Jackson, of Table Rock, was on
our streets Saturday.
Mr. Verne Freeman, of Gold Hill,
spent Sunday In town.
Joseph Woodruff and son, aro out
prospecting this week.
Tho Lewis cousins, of Meadows, wcro
In after supplies Wednesday.
Mr. Jaeobs. of Ahland Roller Mill,
was in town on business, Friday.
Fred Downing and W. W- Scott, Ire
among the latest to find quartz ledges.
Nora McClondoo. of Sams Valley, is
the truest of her brother Sam, this
, MlssOra Woodruff now rejoioeth with
Will Downings' family, near Willow
The work on Fred Fradenburgs' now
baru, Is begun. It will bo a fine build
ing when completed.
Goo. Clements has sa far recovered
from his hurt as to be ablo to handle
the saw and plane again.
Will Nichols came over from Table
Rock, and is spending a few days with
Toilet Articles and Cigara.
MRS. ELfiKRA HATCH.
HEART DISEASE 20 YEARS,
2r. Ktlr MtdlnU Co Elkhart In.
rAH Stks: For 29 y&rs I ttiu troubled nidx
heart diea.c. Would Insolently have failing
ftpeiia ami unoihcnn; at liUttL. Had to ut up or
grt ui oi Dca 10 bnraioe. ua p&:n 10 my icu
ldetnd tack cost of tiielime; t Ust X becszn
dropsical. I waa very nervous and nearly wurti
oou Tbe least excitement would cause me to
wttb fltmerlntr. For tbe last fifteen rear I could j
sot lcpoo my leftside or back until txxan taking ;
rour itrart Cure. 1 had not taken it very '
kn until I felt ranch better, and I ran notr ilcep
ea eitLer tide or bus about tue least diso-in-fort
I hare no pain, smothering. drtpsT. no wtr.d
on Jiotnsch or other disagreeable symptom. I am
able to do all dv owa hoaevrork nUhout a&y
trouble and cons dcr myself cared j
Kikbart. Ind . Mrs. Elmtra Hatch, t
It U ior ftMir years since I have taken any
medicine. Am fn better health than 1 bare beca
In 0 Tears. I hnnesUy be- . m
Here that Or, Jf.l Jrv ClI J R K D
H-art Cur saved my iticVWnui
and made me a veil woman I &a now C2 yean .
Of are. ind a"i able to do a pood day's work.
Uaj UUx als- r.l MTK 1UTO.
Sold on a PoaiUvo Guarantee.
DR. MILLS PILLS. 50 Doscs25Cts,
SoU bv J;ts. A. Siowr & Co., Medford. i
his famiU- here this week.
The Mav li.iv hoo. is the next tbin? I
on the program. Our pk-aMire loviiiC
young- folks are antU'ipaling a grand
Mr. Jn:nei Hanson and familv. of
Willow Spring, caraa over last Satiir- :
clay to pel xhi benefit of cheap j-riees
In the photographic line.
R-.'v. B.-yan I1113 b'en conducting a
bix weeks revival in Jacksonville, with
tint K..t r.t.l)l'd W. nn.1is;Nni1 witf I
souls have b.'en added to the fold.
1 Ssincc our newspaper coma
, town wears a different asp-.-ct
Nothing lu-lp a town like
newsv. newsiintjer. and that s iut what
Mr. Carsnn lm.. i
The exhibition la-t Saturday nUht
at BaptUt church, giv n In- Rev. I
s:eens nnd famtiy. i.f Talent and aj
number of young folks here, was very ;
RvXHj n,.j greet ly enjoyed by those that ;
wer- prc-er.t. On account of inch-in-1
eliCV t f the weather the iitl ndar.ee was !
I not vcrv lnrg.
We Lave a third p. tition in circula-
1 lion tor tho l l u:!Sce. 1 no last p:u-rv
is Mr. S:im Moore. He co:nes well
recommend -d. being a sober and hon
orable gt-nt!rm::n, and well qualified to
fulfill tlu duties of th? ofSec. We
learn he is bai-Ued by two Mats rcpre-
1 senVa'.iws ar.d stands a fair show of
, ; , . , ,
Central Point will have a bank ere
O. r.iirzell made our town a call
l)r. J. Ilinkle made a visit to
Miss Daisy Applegate is visiting
relatives in Grants l'ass.
Lee & McClcndon opened a neat
drug store here last week.
W'm. Ilerriott, of Grants Pas?,
visited our town last Friday.
Wm. Coverdalc, of Foots Creek,
made our town .1 call Tuesday.
Mrs.J. W. Hays, of Gold" Hill,
spent Wednesday with friends here.
Mrs. .1. W. Scroggin is visiting
her parents on Applegatc this week.
J. O. Johnson spent a day in
town this week calling on iid time
Jas. Upham. of California, made
friends of th's place a visit during
Jacob Ilershbergher's ledgo is
prov:ng to be even richer than at
Mrs. Tims. Mee-, of Grants Pass,
made relatives and tnends a visit
here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sheridan re
turned home eunesUHV, atter an
extended visit with relatives of
Mr. Ball, the gentleman who in
tends building the Hume, came on
Tuesday's train to look after the
interests of the Flume and Irriga
My Farm to Rent.
House, barn nud warehouse If dos
8i red, will sell the cows, hogs and poul
try-, and feed in the barn, also dry
stove wood, breaking plow, two twrse
uotato cultivator, two horse potato dig-
irer. garden cultivators, harrow and
farming tools, together with the entire
crop. Sll bushels, of potatoes already
olantid. It acres mangle beets, and 1
acre belgam carrots planted, 20.0J0cab-
bage plants, tobacco plants enough for
sovoral acro, also other garden plants.
SCOTT GRIFFIN, TolO, Or.
John Wanamnkor, ex-postmaster gen
eral, is visiting this coast, and will re
turn cast via I'ortland.
IF YOU WANT
IF YOU WANT
GROCERIES OR CROCKERY, GO Til
Davis & Pottenger's.
We have o
As good a stock as you
will find in Southern Ore
gon. We will always do
the right thing by you
and deliver your goods
Free of Charge.
Machinery and Vehicles.
I. X. L.
' Canton, Black
Lsno bani? ana
! Single Plows.
; BiSSSl 2nd Gala
It Causes Little Excitement
Vl;e:i cosupnrtd wi;:i
osi:nthai;s prices for i days"
This is a bona fide CL05INU
fir the r..;. ;n a snort tune.
WILL UK MLH AT FIRST COST
a call and satisfy yourself.
BESSB & WOODY,
O PS.M.KR IN O
FRESH AND CURED MEATS.
BEEF, PORK, MUTTON
Constantly on hand.
G. W. PRIDDY, PROP.
I40,0a& Brick on Hand. First Class Quality- Larse and Smalt
Orders Promptly Filled
Brick Work of All Kinds,
Executed u:h Satisfaction. Give Me a Gall.
Best Accommodations in the City
If you waut legal blanks, J. A.
Stover & Go. keep them corner drug
Pure maple syrup at Davis & Pot
tengor's. The Racket has just received a bar
gain lot of men's and boys' straw hats
and ladies' and Misses' shade hats.
Straw Hats! Straw Hats! Angle
& Ply male.
IF YOU WANT
& STAYER GO.
J. I. Casa
Canton I Cass
Ore 2:0 m
MI 1 f
OUT SALE, as
I wi'l jKx-i lively leave.
Sausages a Specialty.
- , : OREGOjST
M. PURDIN, PropY.
BEST IX THE WOMA
enUudit two boxej '".Xii'Sriii?
SOctad bT hMt. (J-GCT THE GE li 1 K.
FOR 3 AU BY DEAIXRS GENERALLY, lrf
-rJFruit jars at Davis Sa Pottenger's,